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Rs 2.04 lakh cr projects sanctioned for smart cities: Centre
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Projects worth over Rs 2.04 lakh crore have been sanctioned by the Central government for the Smart Cities Mission since the inception of the project four years ago, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Over 70% of Italians back anti-establishment parties: EU survey
Brussels, May 23 (IANS/AKI) A total 71 percent of Italians think populist parties can bring about much-needed change and 65 percent believe they are more able than traditional parties to solve their country's problems, the latest Eurobarometer survey found on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
PM calls up Kumaraswamy, assures all help
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called up Karnataka's newly swron-in Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and assured him of having good relationship with him on the state's development issues, an official statement said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Populist pick Conte invited to form Italian government
Rome, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella has asked the nascent populist government candidate premier Giuseppe Conte to try form a government, a role that Conte has accepted, presidential aide Ugo Zampetti said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics
We were under pressure in this game: Karthik
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik said they were under pressure in the Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals but eventually came up trumps to win by 25 runs and make Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Bolivar to face Delfin in critical Copa Libertadores tie
La Paz, May 23 (IANS) Bolivar, the two-time defending Bolivian league champion, and Ecuador's Delfin are preparing to square off this week in La Paz, with a spot in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club soccer competition, on the line.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
IPL Playoffs: All-round KKR see off Royals to make Qualifiers 2
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Skipper Dinesh Karthik (52) led from the front as Andre Russell (49 not out), Piyush Chawla (2/24) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/18) starred with bat and ball to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) see off Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 25 runs and reach Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Two Russian pimps arrested, three women rescued in Goa
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Three Russians women were rescued from a prostitution centre on Wednesday in North Goa, while two pimps -- also Russian nationals -- were arrested, a police official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jet Airways' standalone Q4 net loss at Rs 1,036 cr
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways on Wednesday reported a standalaone net loss of Rs 1,036 crore for the fourth quarter of 2017-18.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China to develop 200km/h maglev train by 2021
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China will develop a prototype middle-to-low-speed magnetic-levitation train with a speed of 200km/hour by 2021, its developers said Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Sports academies to coach students in 85 Delhi school grounds
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Eighty-five Delhi government school playgrounds have been allotted for free to private sports academies, clubs and individuals, to hold free sports training sessions for the students of government schools, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
South Korea may use new tactics at World Cup
Paju (South Korea), May 23 (IANS) South Korean national football team head coach Shin Tae-yong said on Wednesday that his side may use new tactics at next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Estonia,Sports,Football
French PM cancels visit to Israel for 'domestic reasons'
Paris, May 23 (IANS) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has cancelled a planned trip to Israel for domestic reasons, the government's spokesperson Benjamin Grivaux said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Carille leaves Brazil's Corinthians to coach Saudi club
Sao Paulo, May 23 (IANS) Brazilian league club Corinthians said coach Fabio Carille was leaving to be the coach of Saudi Arabia's Al-Wehda.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Raveena Tandon's wildlife photography to be exhibited
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon will showcase her wildlife photographs alongside the works of 75 wildlife photographers for a cause.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife,Art/Culture/Books
Haryana sets up ministerial committee as sanitation strike continues
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) With the strike by Safai karamcharis (municipal sanitation staff) in the state going into the 15th day and heaps of garbage piled up across towns and cities, the Haryana government on Wednesday set up a committee to hold meetings with leaders of the protestors and work out on agreement on their demands.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
NYT scribe recounts being trolled with hatred for slaughter house story
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A senior New York Times journalist on Wednesday said he had to face anger and hatred and was called "Hinduphobic" and "racist" after he did a story on how closure of slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh may have been the reason for dogs attacks humans in the state.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Groundbreaking ceremonies of Rs 54,000-cr projects in UP soon
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Groundbreaking ceremonies of projects entailing expenditure of Rs 54,000 crore, regarding which MoUs were signed during "UP Investors Summit 2018" in February, will take place soon, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
How Salman Khan turned lyricist for 'Selfish' in 'Race 3'
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Salman Khan has sung songs before, but his upcoming film "Race 3" marks his first time as a lyricist. The superstar says he had only penned a few thoughts, which the team loved and were eventually used as lyrics for the song "Selfish".
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CBI files FIR in SSC paper leak, raids 12 locations
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Three months after leak of a paper of recruitment examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the CBI registered an FIR and conducted raids on Wednesday at multiple locations across the country, an official said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
SpiceJet to commence 10 new flights across south India
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said it will launch 10 new flight services across south India region from May 25 to June 16.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan supports SCO's anti-terrorism efforts: Tehmina Janjua
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan fully supports anti-terrorism efforts by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and will be working with regional countries under the SCO framework to effectively eliminate this menace from the region, a top Pakistani diplomat said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Fund outflows, oil prices weaken rupee to 68.43 against USD
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) High crude oil prices along with a persistent outflow of foreign funds from the country's equity and debt markets and formation of a non-BJP government in Karnataka weakened the Indian rupee to 68.43 per US dollar.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trinamool to protest across Bengal against fuel price hike
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal ruling's Trinamool Congress on Wednesday said it would organise protests in the city on Friday against sharp hike in fuel prices across the countryy.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rahul drags RSS into Thoothukudi incident, BJP hits back
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that 12 people were murdered in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu because they refused to bow to the philosophy of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Muguruza, Serena begin training for French Open
Paris, May 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis pro Garbine Muguruza and United States great Serena Williams began their training on Wednesday leading up to Roland Garros, due to kick off on May 27.
2018-05-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Karnataka CM to take floor test on Friday
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Karnataka's new Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will take the floor test in the Assembly on Friday to prove that the Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government enjoys a majority in the house.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Saudi Arabia to introduce Riyal coins from Thursday
Riyadh, May 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) will introduce Riyal coins starting from Thursday to gradually replace the Riyal notes, the media reported on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy
SPO decamps with policeman's weapon in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) A special police officer (SPO) on Wednesday decamped with the service rifle of a police constable in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian firm develops email service in Korean script
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) An Indian IT firm has developed an e-mail service that would enable Korean people to get email IDs in their own linguistic script.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Tito Rabat hospitalized after accident during test run
Barcelona (Spain), May 23 (IANS) Spanish MotoGP racer Tito Rabat was on Wednesday hospitalized after he crashed his motorcycle during a tire test run at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya but doctors did not believe him to be injured much.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Congress in Goa energetic due to unfair Karnataka triumph: BJP
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Goa's ruling BJP in Goa on Wednesday said the Congress rejuvenation in the coastal state was due to its assumption of power in Karnataka by "unfair" means.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Punjab CM breaks silence, warns against river water pollution
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) After remaining silent for one week on pollution of Beas waters and resultant death of marine life, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday warned against laxity in dumping of molasses into the river or any leniency.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Burman calls ED's seizure of assets 'unmerited, unlawful'
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Burman Family Office on Wednesday described the ED's action of seizing assets worth Rs 20.87 crore belonging to Dabur India Director Pradip Burman under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) as "unmerited and unlawful".
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nipah deaths: Centre keeps close watch on Kerala
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said the central expert team is closely monitoring the situation in Kerala and is working towards containment of Nipah virus that has claimed 11 lives so far.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Electoral tactics alone cannot defeat BJP: CPI-M
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) It will be wrong to underestimate the pan-India strength of the BJP and to think that electoral tactics alone will be enough to defeat it, the CPI-M has said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Betrayal', says Congress on BJP government's four years
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Congress along with other opposition parties will observe May 26 as the day of "betrayal" and launch country-wide protests on the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in four years ago, party leader Ashok Gehlot said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Direct tax collections grow 18% to Rs 10.03 lakh cr
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) India's direct tax collections for the last financial year crossed the Rs 10 lakh crore mark, registering an increase of 18 per cent over the previous fiscal, the government said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
IPL Playoffs: Russell, Karthik help KKR to 169/7 after early collapse
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode skipper Dinesh Karthik's well-paced fifty coupled with Andre Russell's unbeaten 25-ball 49 blitz to recover from an early collapse and post 169/7 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Government partners with private firms to give mudra loans
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it had joined hands with several private companies, including Amul, Amazon, Flipkart, Ola, Uber and Oyo, to provide "mudra loans" to small businesses.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nipah outbreak contained, says Kerala, cyber police file fake news case
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Wednesday said that the outbreak of Nipah virus (NiP), which has claimed 10 lives, has been contained and there was no need to panic.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Civic body has no money for salaries, but gives land to builder for free: AAP
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday accused a BJP-led civic body of giving away 95 acre of land in north Delhi worth over Rs 15,000 crore for free to a builder even while the local body doesn't have money to pay salaries.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha developing app for early warning on lightning
Bhubaneswar, May 23 (IANS) The Odisha government is planning to develop a smartphone application in order to disseminate early warnings regarding possible lightning strikes in specific areas, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Technology
Two gunrunners held with 21 pistols
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Two persons who supplied illegal firearms to gangs and criminals in NCR-Delhi area were arrested in north Delhi and 21 sophisticated pistols seized from them, police said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
James arrives in Colombia, set to join national squad in Bogota
Bogota, May 23 (IANS) Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez has arrived in Colombia and is set to join his national-squad teammates shortly for FIFA World Cup preparations.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Asean lawmakers seek release of 15 Thai activists
Jakarta, May 23 (IANS) Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) on Wednesday urged Thai authorities to release 15 activists, who were arrested in Bangkok for participating in pro-democracy protests.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Varanasi: Sons hide woman's body to keep pension flowing
Varanasi, May 23 (IANS) In a shocking incident, five children of a woman were keeping her dead body in their house here for the past five months, so that the pension coming in her name did not stop despite her passing away, police said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
GST, demonetisation PM's revolutionary steps: Venkaiah
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the GST and demonetisation were "revolutionary steps" taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that many international institutions were highly appreciative of India's growth.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Delhi government orders 575 schools to refund excess fees
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday directed 575 private schools in the city to refund to parents the excess fees charged by them with nine per cent interest.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Rajasthan orders steps to check Nipah virus
Jaipur, May 23 (IANS) Following deaths due to the Nipah virus reported from Kerala, the Rajasthan government on Wednesday directed health officials and other to take steps to check the spread of the virus in the desert state.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
A quarter of people worldwide will be obese by 2045: Study
London, May 23 (IANS) Owing to current lifestyle trends, almost a quarter (22 per cent) of the people in the world will be obese by 2045, up from 14 per cent in 2017, researchers say.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
TMC supporters clash in Kolkata, damage three police vehicles
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) At least three police vehicles were vandalised during a clash between two groups of Trinamool Congress activists in North 24 Pargana district's north Dumdum municipality area on Wednesday, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gurugram water supply to be hit on Thursday
Gurugram, May 23 (IANS) Amid day temperatures touching 45 degrees in Gurugram, the water supply in parts of the city will remain disrupted on Thursday following shutdown of master water supply from main water treatment plant, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Amnesty condemns TN firing deaths
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Amnesty International India on Wednesday condemned the Tamil Nadu Police for its handling of anti-Sterlite protest in which at least 11 people were shot dead and several more injured over two days, terming it a "damning indictment"of the state government.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
No respite for Delhi as heat wave to last till May 29
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The national capital saw another scorching day on Wednesday with maximum temperature reaching 43 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average, and is, along with north, central and east India, set to face a heat waves all this week.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Iniesta signs with Japan's Vissel Kobe after leaving Barcelona
Tokyo, May 23 (IANS) Spanish international midfielder Andres Iniesta has signed a deal with Japanese football club Vissel Kobe, Japan's state news agency NHK reported on Wednesday, confirming growing speculation about the player's move to the J-League after ending his 22-year-long career at FC Barcelona.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Rains batter Sri Lanka, 10 killed
Colombo, May 23 (IANS) The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 10 while 27,621 people have been evacuated, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India summons Pakistani diplomat, lodges protest over truce violations
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) India on Wednesday summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner to India Syed Haider Shah and lodged a "strong protest" at the loss of life of a seven-month-old infant in unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Bhimber sector across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Sharif: Being punished for treason case against Musharraf
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the references against him by the country's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), are "byproducts" of him filing a high treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Village headman hacked to death in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 23 (IANS) A village head was hacked to death by a group of co-villagers on Wednesday in Jharkhand's Khuti district, following which two persons were arrested, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
33 passengers of Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express fall ill after breakfast
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) At least 33 passengers in the Kolkata-bound 12278 Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express were taken ill allegedly after consuming the breakfast served on board on Wednesday morning, a senior railway official said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
NITI Aayog, ABB India to collaborate on AI, digitisation
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The NITI Aayog on Wednesday entered into a partnership with technology company ABB India to work together towards realizing the government's ambitious vision of 'Make in India' through advanced manufacturing technologies that incorporate the latest developments in robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mobiistar debuts in India with budget smartphones (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Vietnam-based smartphone maker Mobiistar on Wednesday debuted in the Indian smartphone market with "XQ Dual" and "CQ" priced at Rs 7,999 and Rs 4,999 respectively.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Authorities in Srinagar ban begging
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) The District Magistrate of Srinagar on Wednesday issued an order to ban begging around religious and other public places in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kumaraswamy takes oath as non-BJP opposition puts up unity show (Intro Roundup)
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka at the head of a JD-S-Congress coalition government here in a ceremony that brought together leaders of anti-BJP parties on a single platform exactly a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Shareholders vote Brian Tempest out of Fortis' board
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Wednesday said that its shareholders have voted Director Brian W. Tempest out from the company's Board.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Five Maharashtra legislators escape unhurt in J&K grenade attack
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Five Maharashtra legislators, who were on a study tour to Jammu & Kashmir, escaped a grenade attack by terrorists in Anantnag district on Wednesday afternoon, party officials said here.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
ED searches in Delhi, Haryana in case against NGO, owner
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday conducted nearly a dozen searches in Delhi and Haryana as part of its FCRA and money laundering probe against Delhi-based NGO Advantage India and its owner Deepak Talwar, and four others.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cricket fraternity salutes AB de Villiers on retirement
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Former India stars Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman and Virender Sehwag led the salutations after star South African batsman AB de Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
One more killed in TN, death toll is 12
Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23 (IANS) One more person was killed in fresh police firing here on Wednesday as the killing of 11 people protesting against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant a day earlier sparked calls for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's resignation.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maharashtra NCP legislator quits, to join BJP
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) received a jolt on Wednesday when its Maharashtra legislator Niranjan Davkhare quit the party and his legislative council seat.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Golf: First camp of Usha Junior Training Programme ends
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The first camp of the Usha Junior Training Programme (JTP) for Golf concluded at Delhi Golf Club here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Pakistan again raises Kashmir at UN Security Council
United Nations, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue yet again at the UN Security Council, trying to twin it with the Palestinian problem.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Modi congratulates Kumaraswamy
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Janata Dal-Secular leader H. D. Kumaraswamy and Congress leader G. Parameshwara on taking charge of Karnataka as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Altering civil service rules unconstitutional, compromise anonymity: Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Terming it unconstitutional, Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said the government's proposal of allocating cadres and services to candidates selected under civil service examinations only after completion of foundation course will compromise the anonymity and objectivity associated with the exam.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet approves ordinance amending Bankruptcy Code
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to an ordinance making amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) which now awaits the President's approval, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced here.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Berri elected Lebanese Speaker for 6th time
Beirut, May 23 (IANS) Lebanon Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri was on Wednesday re-elected to the post, which he is holding for the sixth time, during the first session of the new assembly.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Haryana in 'mission mode' to revive Saraswati river
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) The Haryana government is working in a mission mode for the revival and rejuvenation of Saraswati river, Haryana Art and Cultural Affairs Minister Kavita Jain said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Unemployed man commits suicide
Gurugram, May 23 (IANS) A 22-year-old unemployed man committed suicide on Wednesday by hanging himself from a tree here, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves MoU with Turkey on import of poppy seeds
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of an MoU between India and Turkey to ensure "quick and transparent" processing for import of poppy seeds.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Equity indices slump around 1% on weak global cues, depreciating rupee (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Persistent outflow of foreign funds along with weak global cues and a depreciation in the rupee led to the key Indian equity indices plunging on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBI registers FIR in SSC paper leak, raids 12 locations
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Three months after the alleged paper leak of an examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the CBI has registered an FIR and conducted raids at multiple locations across the country, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
End sought to martial law in Philippines city
Manila, May 23 (IANS) Dozens of people in Manila on Wednesday asked Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to end martial law in Marawi that was besieged last year by militants affiliated with the Islamic State terror group.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Terrorism
Heat wave continues in Haryana, Punjab
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Haryana and Punjab continued to reel under severe heatwave conditions on Wednesday with temperatures recorded in the 42-45 degrees Celsius mark at several places.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajnath congratulates Kumaraswamy
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh became the first BJP leader to congratulate JD-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy and Congress's G. Parameshwar, who were on Wednesday sworn-in as Karnataka's Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China warns countries against criticizing Tibetan activist's sentencing
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China on Wednesday cautioned countries against criticizing the five-year prison sentence handed down to Tibetan language activist Tashi Wangchuk, urging them not to interfere in its domestic affairs and avoid jeopardizing bilateral relations.
2018-05-23
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
IPL-Playoffs: Rajasthan to field vs Kolkata
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Emery confirmed as new Arsenal manager
London, May 23 (IANS) Unai Emery of Spain has been named as the new manager of English Premier League side Arsenal, replacing Frenchman Arsene Wenger who parted company with the north London club two weeks ago.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Manipur on alert to check illegal immigrants
Imphal, May 23 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Wednesday that all police stations along the national highways have been alerted to check the entry of illegal immigrants entering Manipur.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi to lay foundation stones for AIIMS, power plant in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday lay the foundation stones for several projects, including an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and a 4,000mw super thermal power plant, among others, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Telephone subscribers increased by 2.24% in March
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The number of telephone subscribers in India rose from 1,179.83 million at the end of February to 1,206.22 million at the end of March, a monthly growth rate of 2.24 per cent, data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Leverkusen sign Finland goalkeeper Hradecky
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen have signed Lukas Hradecky from league rivals and German Cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt, both Bundesliga clubs confirmed on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Nigeria satisfied despite friendly loss to Atletico Madrid
Uyo (Nigeria), May 23 (IANS) The international friendly match between Atletico Madrid and Nigeria here will prepare the country to excel at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia next month, officials said here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Nigeria,Sports,Football
Facebook wants users to give nude photos to stop revenge porn
San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) It may sound audacious to some but Facebook thinks that sharing with a trained employee of the company the intimate images that you fear might go viral in the social networking platforms can help it stop their spread, thereby protecting your privacy.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Indonesia to play U-23 friendlies against Thailand
Jakarta, May 23 (IANS) The Indonesian U-23 squad is scheduled to meet Thailand in two tryout matches at the end of this month and early next month in Indonesia, the country's football association said here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Football
AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC face Altyn Asyr FK in Inter-Zone semifinal
Kuala Lumpur, May 23 (IANS) South Zone champions Bengaluru FC will face Turkmenistan side Altyn Asyr FK in the 2018 AFC Cup Inter-Zone semifinals as per the AFC club competitions draw held here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Pakistan bids farewell to teen killed in US shooting
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in the US high school shooting last week, was laid to rest in Karachi on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Kumaraswamy takes oath as non-BJP opposition puts up unity show (Roundup)
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) JD-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka here in a ceremony that brought together leaders of anti-BJP parties on a single platform exactly a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Western genre is unexplored in Indian cinema: Team 'Phamous'
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Karan Lalit Bhutani, whose debut directorial "Phamous" will release on Friday, says it is an attempt to experiment with the western genre, which he feels has been unexplored so far in Indian cinema.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi to inaugurate KGP expressway on May 27
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway (Eastern Peripheral Expressway) project, intended to relieve Delhi from traffic congestion, on May 27, a Haryana government spokesman said here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SC refuses relief to DU student who missed classes due to pregnancy
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim relief to a Delhi University law student who was detained in Semester IV for lecture shortage owing to her pregnancy.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Link between TB, Parkinson's identified
London, May 23 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered a potential cause of Parkinson's disease which may also help combat drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB).
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Tata Motors' narrows Q4 standalone net loss
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors on Wednesday said that it has reduced its net loss to Rs 499.94 crore during the fourth quarter of 2017-18.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Visakhapatnam Port Trust gets penal interest waiver
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the waiving of penal interest on government loans to Visakhapatnam Port Trust amounting to Rs 250.89 crore.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SIT formed to probe extortion calls to UP BJP legislators
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday constituted a three member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe alleged threat calls and extortion demands received by 14 ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Small African nations seek Indian technical support through solar alliance
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Small African nations, which have or are yet to ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA), are looking up to Indian support to build up solar capacity, their Ambassadors said at an expo here.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Tired' de Villiers retires from international cricket
Pretoria, May 23 (IANS) Former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers sprang a surprise on Wednesday by announcing his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect.
2018-05-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Maharashtra NCP legislator quits, may join BJP
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) received a jolt on Wednesday when its Maharashtra legislator Niranjan Davkhare quit the party and his legislative council seat.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
FB user issues death threat to Collector in MP
Baitul, May 23 (IANS) A Madhya Pradesh Collector has been threatened with death by a tribal youth, seeking probe into the caste certificate of Baitul MP Jyoti Dhurve of the BJP.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hailey Baldwin, Winnie Harlow to endorse Tommy Hilfiger
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Model Hailey Baldwin and model-activist Winnie Harlow have been announced as the global brand ambassadors of Tommy Hilfiger's womens collection.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Need long-term view to resolve fuel price rise issue: Prasad
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Transport fuel prices going north is a matter of both increasing concern and discussion and the government trying to find a long-term solution to the problems issuing from global price volatility, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Kolkata building catches fire, fireman injured
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) A fire broke out in a four-storey building here on Wednesday, officials said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi HC directs regularisation of Kashmiri migrant teachers
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city government to regularise Kashmiri migrant teachers working in municipal and government schools on contractual basis for decades.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
App launched for DU aspirants
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A mobile app was launched on Wednesday to help Delhi University (DU) aspirants with admissions in the varsity.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Education
Restaurant owner fires after customers dispute bill
Ghaziabad, May 23 (IANS) One man was in critical condition on Wednesday after a restaurant owner opened fire at four customers who objected to an inflated dinner bill, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of a Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government in Karnataka.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
18 companies bid for Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway project
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) As many as 18 construction majors including Reliance Infrastructure and L&T are in the race for the proposed Rs 46,000-crore Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway project, official sources said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
British mother convicted of forcing daughter to marry
London, May 23 (IANS) A British court has convicted a mother of forcing her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age in Pakistan, in a first successful prosecution of its type in England.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Temperature sizzles across Himachal hills
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday continued to experience warm weather with the state's Una town recording a high of 43 degrees Celsius, a Met official said here.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
I wanted to do Sanjay Dutt's role in 'Sanju', says Aamir
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan says he was offered to play the role of late Sunil Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's "Sanju", the upcoming biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, but he refused it only because he wanted to essay the title character.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Rajinikanth condemns TN government's 'careless attitude'
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Wednesday condemned the Tamil Nadu's government's "careless attitude" and "unlawful police firing" at the anti-Sterlite copper smelter plant protesters in Tuticorin.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tender coconut, mango: Ice creams Indians are gorging over
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) In the summer months, Indians are going in for ice creams -- mostly tender coconut and mango -- over juices to beat the heat, a new analysis reveals.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Arvind to head KPMG Management Consulting practice
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Professional services firm KPMG in India on Wednesday said Arvind Gupta has been appointed its Partner and Head of Management Consulting effective from April 2018.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fund outflows, rupee depreciation dent equity indices
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Persistent outflow of foreign funds along with weak global cues and a depreciation in the rupee plunged the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Police to question Sisodia in CS assault case
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi Police on Wednesday asked Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to join the investigation into an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nod for 4,072 towers in LWE areas for Rs 7,330 crore
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) To empower security personnel and people staying in the country's Left Wing Extremist (LWE) areas, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of an additional 4,072 mobile towers at an investment of Rs 7,330 crore, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Japan thrash India in Uber Cup tie
Bangkok, May 23 (IANS) India suffered a humiliating 0-5 defeat to Japan in their third and final Group A tie at the Uber Cup badminton tournament here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
86 ancient tombs discovered in China
Changsha (China), May 23 (IANS) A total of 86 ancient tombs have been unearthed in central China's Hunan province, the provincial archaeological research institute said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Ordinance okayed for India's first sports varsity in Manipur
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved an ordinance to set up the country's first National Sports University in Manipur.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Education
Ex-S.Korean President denies charges in corruption trial
Seoul, May 23 (IANS) Former President Lee Myung-bak insisted on his innocence at the first hearing in his corruption trial on Wednesday, claiming that he has been wrongly accused for political reasons.
2018-05-23
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key Taliban commander among 6 militants killed
Kunduz (Afghanistan), May 23 (IANS) Six Taliban militants including a key commander were killed after the Afghan security forces' aircraft struck the terror group's hideout in Kunduz province on Wednesday, officials said.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
TN CM should resign over firing: Ramadoss
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Wednesday demanded Chief Minister K. Palaniswami's resignation in the wake of the death of 11 persons in police firing in Thoothukudi during protests over a Sterlite Copper smelter plant.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kumaraswamy, a king crowned by arch rivals (Profile)
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Luck favours H.D. Kumaraswamy, who has again been crowned king by his archrival Congress now, like the BJP over 12 years ago, when his Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) did not get the people's mandate to make him the Karnataka's Chief Minister.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Madras HC stops construction at Sterilite's second plant
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the construction work at Vedanta Ltd's second copper smelter plant at Thoothukudi, around 650 km from here.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of a Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government in Karnataka.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Thackeray greets new Karnataka CM
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday offered his best wishes to new Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy but expressed his inability to attend his swearing-in ceremony in Bengaluru, party leaders said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular leader H.D. Kuamaraswamy on Wednesday took oath as Karnataka's 25th Chief Minister, heading a coalition government with the Congress.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
All departments in the Delhi government have staff shortage, says minister
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi government's Department for Welfare of Dalits, Tribals, and Minorities has been working with a vacancy of about 60 per cent and the central government is to be blamed for the staff crunch which is inhibiting the government's ability to deliver on its promises, says Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Polish writer wins Man Booker International Prize (Roundup)
London, May 23 (IANS) Olga Tokarczuk, a 56-year-old bestselling author from Poland, has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for her novel "Flights," which deals with travels in the 21st century and human anatomy.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Can drinking too much water harm you?
Toronto, May 23 (IANS) Do you drink too much water? Beware, overhydration -- excess fluid accumulation -- can lead to dangerously low sodium levels or in the blood or result in brain swelling, researchers say.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Army officer detained with woman in Srinagar hotel
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday detained an Army officer from a hotel here with a woman after which they were taken to a police station where he was handed over to his unit.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
SC to hear pleas to quash CLAT exam on Thursday
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will hear on May 24 pleas filed by candidates who appeared for Common Law Admission Test 2018 (CLAT) and are seeking direction to quash the examination and to hold it afresh.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Sidharth Malhotra urges Modi to strengthen animal protection laws
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, requesting stronger penalties for people who commit acts of cruelty against animals.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Ekta Kapoor plans personal screening for film after eight years
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor says it has been eight years since she kept a personal screening for her films. She is making an exception for "Veere Di Wedding", which she feels will be remembered for being a film that tells the audience to "just be".
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wolfsburg appoint Schmadtke as sporting director
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) VFL Wolfsburg have filled the vacant position of sporting director by signing Joerg Schmadtke, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Babies not on Ravi Dubey's mind (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actor Ravi Dubey, who is married to actress Sargun Mehta, says he is not planning to start a family anytime soon.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
China beat Indonesia to enter Uber Cup knockouts
Bangkok, May 23 (IANS) Chinese women advanced to the knockout stage of the Uber Cup badminton tournament, as the top team in Group D, beating Indonesia 3-2 in their last group match here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Augsburg sign Berlin striker Schieber
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) FC Augsburg have completed their first summer transfer after signing striker Julian Schieber from Hertha Berlin on a free transfer, both Bundesliga clubs have announced.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Act against those who ordered police firing: CPI-M
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday demanded "immediate legal proceedings" against those who ordered firing on protesters in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nod for 4,072 towers in LWE areas for Rs 7,330 crore
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) To empower the people staying in the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) areas of the country, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of 4,072 mobile towers at an investment of Rs 7,330 crore, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Eat more plant-based diet to avoid obesity in later life
London, May 23 (IANS) If you want to stay away from obesity in later life, then start eating more plant-based foods as researchers say consumption of even mild vegetarian diet may reduce the risk of obesity in long term.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Kamal Haasan visits Thoothukudi firing victims
Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met people injured in police firing on protestors marching against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant here and demanded to know who ordered the firing.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Our mission is to strengthen regional parties grouping: Mamata, Naidu
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Andhra Pradeshn counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said their participation in the swearing-in ceremony of H.D. Kumaraswamy was meant strengthen the coming together of regional parties and they would not allow obstacles in this effort.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China Satellite Navigation Conference opens in Harbin
Harbin, May 23 (IANS) The ninth China Satellite Navigation Conference opened in Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang Province on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
UAE expats to sponsor education of Kerala nurse's kids
Abu Dhabi, May 23 (IANS) Two Abu Dhabi-based entrepreneurs have pledged to support the two children of a Kerala nurse who died after attending to Nipah virus patients in the Indian state.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Togo,Health/Medicine,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Delhi Police opposes suspected IM operative's bail plea
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Wednesday opposed before the Supreme Court a bail plea filed by suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) member Fasih Mahmood, who was deported from Saudi Arabia in 2012.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mobiistar debutes in India with budget smartphones
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Vietnam-based smartphone maker Mobiistar on Wednesday debuted in the Indian smartphone market with "XQ Dual" and "CQ" priced at Rs 7,999 and Rs 4,999, respectively.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
One more killed in TN police firing
Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23 (IANS) One person was killed and four others were injured on Wednesday when police fired at protesters opposed to the Sterlite Copper smelter plant here in Tamil Nadu, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Demand for 'healthy food' increases organic product exports from India
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Exports of organic products from India have risen over 20 per cent in the fiscal just ended owing to the "growing global appetite for healthy food" that is free from chemicals and pesticides residues. This is also a leg-up for the government's plans to expand the area under eco-friendly and sustainable farming, stakeholders say.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Egypt's World Cup preparations boosted by final training camp
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) The Egyptian national team has started itsfinal preparatory camp ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will kick off on June 14 in Russia.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Egypt,Sports,Football
Man breaks Ramadan fast to save thalassemic child
Patna, May 23 (IANS) A Muslim in Bihar chose humanity over religious customs, broke his Ramadan fast to donate blood to an eight-year-old Hindu thalassemic boy and saved his life.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Religion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Flower to head ECB till Strauss' compassionate leave ends
London, May 23 (IANS) Andrew Strauss has taken a summer-long break from his role as director of England cricket with Andy Flower stepping into the role as a temporary replacement.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Petrol almost Rs 85 a litre in Mumbai, crosses Rs 80 in Chennai
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The petrol price in India's financial capital Mumbai touched Rs 84.99 a litre on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cruzeiro beat Racing in Copa Libertadores tie
Belo Horizonte (Brazil), May 23 (IANS) Brazil's Cruzeiro beat Argentina's Racing Club 2-1 and took top position in Group E of the 2018 Copa Libertadores football tournament.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Workplace automation to double in India: Survey
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics at workplaces is expected to double in India in the next three years from current 14 per cent to 27 per cent -- which is higher than the global and Asia Pacific (APAC) average, a survey said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Neymar returns to training with Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, May 23 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar trained freely as Brazil began their preparations for next month's FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Clark, Coezter, Hesson included in Kumble-led ICC cricket committee
Dubai, May 23 (IANS) Former Australia womens captain Belinda Clark, Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer and New Zealand coach Mike Hesson were on Wednesday appointed to the ICC cricket committee headed by former India skipper Anil Kumble.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
FIFA to lift ban on Libya
Tripoli, May 23 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that the ban on international football matches in Libya will be lifted soon.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Sports,Football
GDPR law will herald a new era in consumer trust: Microsoft India
New Delhi/San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) With the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR coming into effect on Friday, Microsoft India has said that the law will herald a new era in consumer trust.
2018-05-23
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Say no to germs while using public toilets
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Public restrooms are a hub of bacteria and viruses. You cannot control the hygiene aspect, but ensure taking precautionary measures to avoid infections, say experts.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Uruguay team assemble for World Cup training
Montevideo, May 23 (IANS) The coach of the Uruguay national football team has announced the start of their training here for next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Mexico says NAFTA negotiations could drag till 2019
Mexico City, May 23 (IANS) The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could last well into next year, the Mexican Institute of Financial Executives (IMEF) has said.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Business/Economy
Wife's BMI can influence men's risk of developing diabetes
London, May 23 (IANS) Your wife's high body mass index (BMI) can increase your risk of developing Type-2 diabetes -- a condition that affects over 400 million people worldwide, a study has found.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nor'westers affect normal life in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 23 (IANS) Normal life in several parts of Odisha was affected due to Nor'westers accompanied by rain and thunderstorms on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Lucky escape for man crossing Delhi Metro tracks
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A 21-year-old man who was travelling by Delhi Metro for the first time had a narrow escape when he crossed the tracks while the train began leaving the station.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cross desecrated in Goa
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) A cross was found desecrated in a South Goa district village, 40 km south of the state capital, following which police registered a case against unidentified persons on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Page from Karl Marx manuscript sells for $524,000
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) A page from a manuscript belonging to Karl Marx has sold for 3.34 million yuan ($524,000) at an auction here.
2018-05-23
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Modi, Dutch PM to hold bilateral summit on Thursday
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a bilateral summit with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte here on Thursday during which all issues of interest between the India and the Netherlands will be discussed.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Former High Court judge to probe TN violence
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday ordered a probe by former Madras High Court judge Aruna Jagadeesan into the violence that killed 10 people in Thoothukudi during protests against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stalin again calls for TN Chief Minister's resignation
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Wednesday again called for the resignation of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami after the killing of 10 persons in police firing on protesters marching against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant in Thoothukudi.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malaysian PM cuts Cabinet salary
Kuala Lumpur, May 23 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday announced a 10 per cent pay cut for ministers in his Cabinet in a bid to control spending as the new government deals with high-level debt exceeding more than $251.5 billion.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Liam Neeson might star in 'Men in Black' spin-off
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actor Liam Neeson is in negotiations to join actor Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in "Men in Black" spin-off.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Michelle Williams to star in underground abortion movie
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actress Michelle Williams will star in "This Is Jane", a historical drama that follows women who provided abortion services in the years before legalised abortion.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pankaj Tripathi starts shooting for 'Criminal Justice' remake
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actor Pankaj Tripathi has started shooting for the remake of BBC's international series "Criminal Justice". He says he cannot wait for the audience to see his character in the show.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Illegal online sales of endangered wildlife rife in Europe
London, May 23 (IANS) The online sale of endangered and threatened wildlife was rife across Europe, ranging from live cheetahs, orangutans, bears, polar bear skins, live reptiles and birds, a new investigation has revealed.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opt for Khadi cotton this bridal season
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Since independence, the journey of khadi has been about maintaining a balance between traditions and modernity so this bridal season make sure you are opting for this fabric in a most elegant way to make an impression.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Love your diamonds? Take care of them too
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Diamonds are a heavy investment and it is important to take care of them. Store your precious stones properly and clean them with a soft toothbrush, suggest experts.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Donald Glover impressed with Emilia Clarke
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actor Donald Glover is impressed with his "Solo: A Star Wars Story" co-star Emilia Clarke and says she is super talented.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US mid-term polls: First black female nominee for governor
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Voters in the US have chosen a black woman as nominee for state governor after former lawmaker and author Stacey Abrams declared victory in Georgias Democratic primary.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Must-have summer products for your little one (Lead, correcting para 2)
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) In summer, the soaring temperatures can increase the risk of dehydration and irritation for your little one. Make sure you're using the right products to provide extra care for the baby's skin.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fewer films from top studios with LGBTQ characters in 2017: Report
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Major film studios featured nine fewer films with LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) characters in 2017 compared to the year before, according to an annual report by media-advocacy organization GLAAD.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eczema drug effective against severe asthma: Study
New York, May 23 (IANS) An eczema drug may help alleviate asthma symptoms as well as improve patients' lung function better than standard therapies, results from twin studies have shown.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Global cues subdue key equity indices; Vedanta scrips fall
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Weakness in global markets along with concerns of renewed geopolitical and trade tensions subdued the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday afternoon making the bourses trade on a flat-to-negative note.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rasika Dugal goes sans make-up for 'Manto'
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal, who essays Safia Manto in Nandita Das' directorial "Manto", needed no make-up or prosthetics for her portrayal.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Israel bombs Gaza port, Hamas tunnel
Jerusalem, May 23 (IANS) Israeli war planes on Wednesday bombed several parts of the Gaza Strip, including a port and a tunnel used by the Hamas, according to military sources.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Microsoft showcase AI bot that makes phone calls to humans
San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) While Google Duplex, which lets AI mimic a human voice to make appointments and book tables through phone calls, has mesmerised people with its capabilities and attracted flak on ethical grounds at the same time, Microsoft has showcased a similar technology it has been testing in China.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Celebrity life is not easy: Bollywood star Ranveer Singh (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Ranveer Singh loves all the attention. He admits being in spotlight is like living his dream. The actor, who is fondly called the Hindi film industry's livewire, thanks to his infectious energy and smile, says being a celebrity comes with some responsibilities -- which he is happy to embrace - but doesn't let any of it take away his focus from his first love, acting.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
BJP will repeat 2014 LS results, win all seats from Gujarat: Rupani
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday said that Congress will not be able to win a single Lok Sabha seat from the state as the BJP will repeat the 2014 general elections results by winning all 26 seats in 2019.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Australian Archbishop to stand aside after sex abuse cover-up
Adelaide, May 23 (IANS) Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson, who is facing up to two years in jail for covering up child sexual abuse, on Wednesday said he will stand aside from his duties, but will not resign unless it becomes "necessary or appropriate".
2018-05-23
Category: International, South Africa,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nipah virus outbreak contained in Kerala: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Wednesday said that the outbreak of Nipah virus (NiP), which has claimed 10 lives, has been contained and there was no need to panic.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hernandez joins Mexico training
Mexico City, May 23 (IANS) Star striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, the all-time top scorer for the Mexican national team with 49 goals, joined up with the team for training here for the final stages of preparations for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Uneasy calm in TN town, toll mounts to 10
Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23 (IANS) With the death toll in police firing rising to 10, an uneasy calm on Wednesday gripped Tamil Nadu's port town Thoothukudi where widespread violence erupted a day earlier during protests against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
My learning in Bollywood has progressed with every new director: Actor Sonu Sood
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) He came from a small town like Moga in Punjab and has worked his way into movies featuring stars like Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, apart from international star Jackie Chan. Actor Sonu Sood says his learning has increased every time he has worked with new directors.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
HC seeks CBI response on journalist Upendra Rai's plea
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a plea by senior journalist Upendra Rai seeking quashing of a second FIR filed by the agency against him.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opt for fruits, vegetables infused beauty products
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Fruits and vegetables possess a plethora of health benefits when included in beauty products hence always opt for those options that has such ingredients, say experts.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Exposure in global market taking India's film business to next level: Telugu star Ram Charan
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Telugu film star Ram Charan believes that the constantly growing global market for Indian cinema is contributing to not just a great deal of business and improving the production value of movies in every region of the country but is also helping Indian talent to cross over.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,National,IANS Life
Six civilians injured in Kashmir grenade blast
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) Six civilians were injured on Wednesday when a grenade hurled by militants at a vehicle of security forces missed the target and exploded on the road in Jammu and Kashmir's Bijbehara town.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Argentina's Romero to miss World Cup
Buenos Aires, May 23 (IANS) Sergio Romero, the goalkeeper of the Argentine team in the last two FIFA World Cups, has suffered an injury on his right knee and will be left out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
All set for Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy is set to take oath on Wednesday evening as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka, with state Congress head G. Parameshwara as his deputy in the coalition government.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
MHA seeks report on TN violence
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday sought a report from the Tamil Nadu government over the Thoothukudi protests against the Sterlite Industries which led to the death of nine persons, including a girl, in police firing.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
I'm not a feminist, I believe in equality: Kareena
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who will soon be seen in "Veere Di Wedding", says she is not a feminist and believes in equality.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA probe to 'touch' the Sun will carry 1.1 mn names
Washington, May 23 (IANS) When NASA's s Parker Solar Probe, humanity's first mission to "touch" a star, launches on July 31, it will carry more than scientific instruments on this historic journey -- it will also hold more than 1.1 million names submitted by the public to go to the Sun, NASA has said.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Kumaraswamy prays at Mysuru temple ahead of taking oath
Mysuru (Karnataka), May 23 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday offered prayers to Hindu goddess Chamundeshwari at a hill temple ahead of taking oath as Karnataka's 25th Chief Minister later in the day.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Pulitzer winning novelist Philip Roth dies
New York, May 23 (IANS) Philip Roth, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and uncompromising realist who wrote about male sexuality, Jewish life and America in books like "Godbye Columbus", has died at a hospital here. He was 85.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Media,Art/Culture/Books
Film celebs condole 'murdered innocents' in TN
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Film celebrities like R. Madhavan, Siddharth and Jayam Ravi have condoled the death of civilians killed in police firing during ongoing anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu's Toothukudi district.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Four killed, 30 injured in nightlong Pakistan shelling
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Four civilians have been killed and 30 injured in overnight shelling by the Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts, authorities said on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Twitter shutting down most of its TV apps: Report
San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) After killing off apps used by a minority of its userbase including the "Twitter for Mac", the micro-blogging site is shutting down its TV apps on Roku, Android TV and Xbox from May 24.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
ViewSonic projector with dual Harman Kardon speakers now in India
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Global electronics company ViewSonic Corporation on Wednesday announced it has started shipping "M1" ultra-portable LED projector with built-in dual Harman Kardon speakers in India.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jana Kramer celebrates wedding anniversary after cheating scandal
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actress-singer Jana Kramer's three years of matrimony have not been smooth sailing, but the country music star is not giving up on love.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Is Trump's phone secure enough?
San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has resisted installing security features on his phone designed to shield his communications because he thinks they are "too inconvenient" -- making his cellphone potentially vulnerable to hacking.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay team up for 'Six Underground'
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds will be seen in Michael Bay's upcoming film "Six Underground" for Netflix.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Venezuela expels two US diplomats after new sanctions
Caracas, May 23 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of two top US diplomats, saying they must "leave the country in 48 hours", a day after US President Donald Trump prohibited certain additional transactions with Venezuela.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Richard Gere to return to TV after nearly 30 years
London, May 23 (IANS) Hollywood actor Richard Gere is making a return to TV after nearly 30 years with the "MotherFatherSon" drama show.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
CÚline Dion returns to stage after undergoing surgery
Las Vegas, May 23 (IANS) Two months after CÚline Dion canceled a series of shows to undergo a "minimally invasive surgical procedure," the superstar returned to the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Tuesday night.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
50 escape unhurt after bus catches fire in UP
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Fifty passengers escaped unhurt on Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh when a bus they were travelling in rammed into a divider on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway and caught fire, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tips to choose the right type of socks with your shoes
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Believe it or not but socks are also very important to the life of your shoes. As feet are prone to sweating, this can cause damage to the footwear, which highlights the importance of a good quality pair of socks so make sure you are opting for right pair.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP MP Bandaru Dattatreya's son dies of heart attack
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) Former Union Minister and BJP parliamentarian Bandaru Dattatreya's only son Bandaru Vaishnav, 21, died of a massive heart attack on Wednesday, family sources said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Microsoft to extend GDPR privacy rights to customers worldwide
San Francisco, May 23 (IANS) As the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation -- better known as GDPR -- officially takes effect on May 25, Microsoft has announced it will extend the core rights guaranteed under the new regulations to all of its customers worldwide.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
A catharsis called art (Book Review)
Book: Reshaping Art; Author: T.M. Krishna; Publisher: Aleph; Pages: 116; Price: Rs 399
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Brynn Cartell becomes youngest winner of 'The Voice'
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Brynn Cartelli, 15, has been announced as the winner of season 14 of "The Voice", thereby becoming the youngest ever to win the Emmy Award-winning singing competition series.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian women pioneers at UN hailed as upholders of women's rights
United Nations, May 23 (IANS) Four Indian women pioneers at the UN -- Hansa Mehta, Lakshmi Menon, Begum Hamid Ali and Vijayalakshmi Pandit -- were hailed on Tuesday as role models who worked to champion gender equality at a nascent world organisation.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Macro lessons for Indian energy infrastructure (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Higher oil prices, the consequent inflationary pressures and a weaker rupee have dominated recent news headlines. While short-term measures to deal with these macro-economic trends are essential, it is also necessary to look at the long-term structural changes required to bring about stability in the Indian economy and reduce exposure to the vagaries of macro-economic trends.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Female McDonald's employees allege sexual harassment
Washington, May 23 (IANS) At least 10 female Mcdonald's current and former employees in the US have filed sexual harassment complaints against the company, the media reported.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
S.Korean journalists to cover Pyongyang n-site dismantling
Seoul, May 23 (IANS) North Korea on Wednesday accepted a list of South Korean journalists to cover the dismantlement of Pyongyang's nuclear test site, allowing the media to travel to observe the high-profile demolition event, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.
2018-05-23
Category: International, South Korea,Media,Politics,Defence/Security
Chilean church suspends 14 priests over child abuse
Santiago, May 23 (IANS) The Chilean Catholic church has suspended 14 priests for allegedly being involved in child sex abuse.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Iraq,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Pulitzer winning novelist Philip Roth dies
New York, May 23 (IANS) Philip Roth, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, has died of congestive heart failure, said Andrew Wylie, his literary agent. He was 85.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine
Trump touts anti-abortion agenda at gala
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump touted his administration's policies aimed at ending taxpayer support of abortion during a keynote speech at a pro-life gala, the media reported.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
End-to-end security in devices can win back consumers' trust: HP
Barcelona, May 23 (IANS) There is absolutely no single formula that can restore the consumers trust in technology companies, at a time when data breaches are growing multifold, cyber threats are getting worse and people are monitoring what steps the tech firms are taking to secure their digital lives, a top HP executive has stressed.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Spain,Technology,Business/Economy
Pooja Bhatt agrees with New Delhi Archbishop on political situation
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt on Wednesday said she agrees with New Delhi Archbishop Anil Joseph Couto that there is "turbulent political atmosphere" in the country and added that its "democratic and moral fabric" is in tatters.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Religion
US blacklists 5 Iranians for helping Yemen rebels
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The US government has unveiled fresh sanctions against five Iranian individuals linked to the country's military who are supporting anti-government forces in Yemen.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Petrol price can be cut by Rs 25 per litre: Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday criticised the Centre for the fuel price hike and claimed that the rate can be reduced by Rs 25 per litre but the government is not doing it.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Royal wedding Bishop to participate in White House protest
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Bishop Michael Curry, who delivered a sermon at last week's British royal wedding, is planning to participate in a candlelight vigil and protest in front of the White House on Thursday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Key Indian equity indices open flat
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a flat-to-negative note on Wednesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sunny Wednesday in Delhi
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) It was a sunny morning on Wednesday in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.7 degrees Celsius, seasons average said the weather office.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
No problem with Censor: Rhea Kapoor on 'Veere Di...'
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) "Veere Di Wedding" producer Rhea Kapoor has denied any trouble so far with the censor board although the film was yet to receive any certificate ahead of its June 1 release.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rohingya militants massacred nearly 100 Hindus: Report
Naypyidaw, May 23 (IANS) Members of a Rohingya militant group allegedly massacred as many as 99 people, including women and children, in Hindu villages in Myanmar's Rakhine state in 2017, according to a new Amnesty International report.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ram Kapoor has 'thought' of producing shows
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actor Ram Kapoor of "Kasamh Se" and "Bade Achhe Lagte Hain" fame says he has pondered over producing shows but he is not ready to give up acting anytime soon.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
40,000 border residents in J&K migrate amid warlike situation
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Over 40,000 border villagers were forced to migrate from their homes as the Pakistan Rangers continued targeting civilian and defence facilities in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts on Wednesday, police said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Hawaii volcano lava reaches geothermal plant area
Honolulu, May 23 (IANS) Relentless lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano which had erupted 19 days ago, has now reached the Puna Geothermal Venture property, Hawaii County's civil defence agency said.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
MH370 not deliberately crashed by pilot: Investigators
Canberra, May 23 (IANS) Australian investigators have rejected claims that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately brought down by the pilot.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australian archbishop to step down after sex abuse cover-up
Canberra, May 23 (IANS) Australian Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson, who is convicted of concealing child sexual abuse, said on Wednesday he will step down from his position on Friday and if need be take even further formal steps.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aguilera felt record label made her feel like Barbie
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Singer Christina Aguilera says she felt she was being too closely watched when she was signed to her record label at the age of 18 and felt like a doll being dressed by other people.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
N.Korea receives list of journalists covering nuke test site dismantling
Seoul, May 23 (IANS) North Korea on Wednesday received the list of South Korean journalists to allow them to cover the planned dismantling of its nuclear test site, Seoul's unification ministry said.
2018-05-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
US-registered executive jet crashes in Honduras
Tegucigalpa, May 23 (IANS) A US-registered executive jet with at least six people on board crashed late on Tuesday at Tegucigalpa's Toncontin international airport in Honduran, officials said.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Honduras,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'US still preparing for Trump-Kim meet on June 12'
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the US government is continuing preparations for the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Meghan Markle was once turned down by designers
London, May 23 (IANS) Newly anointed Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was once turned down by popular designers on a press trip to London because she wasn't deemed famous enough to wear their creations.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pentagon introduces new restrictions on cellphone use
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The US Department of Defense has introduced a new policy setting more restrictions for cellphones as well as some electronic devices in Pentagon areas designated for processing, handling or discussing classified information, according to a Pentagon memo released on Tuesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Defence/Security
Venezuela expels US envoy
Caracas, May 23 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that he had ordered the chief of mission at the US Embassy in Caracas to leave the country within 48 hours.
2018-05-23
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Diplomacy
Claire Foy ready to push herself to 'absolute edge'
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actress Claire Foy says playing Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series "The Crown", has been life-changing for her as she now believes she can push herself to the edge of what she thinks is her ability.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not satisfied with trade agreement with China: Trump
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he is not "satisfied" with the trade talks held with China, despite the fact that earlier this week officials announced a framework agreement to reduce trade tensions with the Asian giant.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Joonas Suotamo didn't feel pressure over iconic 'Star Wars' scene
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANA) "Solo: A Star Wars Story" actor Joonas Suotamo says he didn't let himself feel any pressure while filming the iconic scene where characters Chewbacca and Han Solo meet for the first time.
2018-05-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk bags Man Booker International Prize
London, May 23 (IANS) A novel about travel in the 21st century and human anatomy titled "Flights" by Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize for 2018.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Gorge on tomatoes, zucchini, yogurt for healthy summer
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Eating juicy fruits and vegetables and healthy foods like yogurt can save you from summer woes like dehydration, skin sensitivity, as well as vitamin and mineral deficiencies, suggest experts.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk bags Man Booker International Prize
London, May 23 (IANS) Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk has been announced as the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. She bagged the much coveted prize for "Flights", a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy and has become the first ever writer from Poland to win the prestigious award.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) The US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Must-have summer products for your little one
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) In summer, the soaring temperatures can increase the risk of dehydration and irritation for your little one. Make sure you're using the right products to provide extra care for the baby's skin.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Massive manhunt underway for 2 murder suspects in US
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The US Police has widened a massive four-day manhunt for two escaped murder suspects after they broke jail in South Carolina, the authorities said on Tuesday.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meeting with Kim may be delayed: Trump
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his scheduled meeting with the top leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un may be delayed.
2018-05-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
BJP to protest JD-S, Congress forming government in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Unfazed by the fall of its 3-day government last week in Karnataka, a defiant BJP's state unit will protest across the state on Wednesday against the formation of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, said a party official on Tuesday.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Fortis to disclose EGM outcome on Wednesday
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare will disclose the outcome of its Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Wednesday, a company spokesman said.
2018-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Congress' Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) The Congress' Karnataka President G. Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister in the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier here on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Dhoni credits Chennai team spirit for success
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) As Chennai Super Kings stormed into the Indian Premier League (IPL) final for the seventh time on Tuesday after a nail-biting two-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited the dressing room atmosphere for his team's success over the years.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Ghaziabad official threatens civic body chief with pistol
Ghaziabad, May 22 (IANS) The tussle between Ghaziabad's Khoda Municipality chairperson and its Executive Officer turned ugly on Tuesday when the chairperson and her representative sought to inspect some files but the official refused, and allegedly threatened them with a pistol, police said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Patients and medical staff in peril in Libya, warns UN
Tripoli, May 22 (IANS/AKI) Libya's ongoing conflict is putting patients' lives at risk and even causing their deaths as hospitals and clinics are bombed, shelled and looted in possible war crimes, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that the violence is having a "devastating" effect on health care in the country.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
UP to construct 100-room tourist complex in Haridwar
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will construct a 100-room tourist accommodation building in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
AAP to support SP, RLD candidates in UP bypolls
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The AAP on Tuesday announced it will support the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate in the Kairana parliamentary bypoll and the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate in Noorpur assembly constituency, voting for which will be held on May 28.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Meeting between Italian coalition partners 'constructive'
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) A meeting here between the far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini and populist Five-Star Movement head Luigi Di Maio was "calm and constructive", the League said in a statement.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Passenger 'charter' promises relief from cancellation levy, compensation for delays (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail refunds, along with additional compensation for delays, lost baggage and some relief from cancellations charges, as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments, suggestions before notifying them.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IPL: Chennai in final; beat Hyderabad by two wickets in Qualifier 1
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) An under-pressure innings from Faf du Plesis (67 not out) helped Chennai Super Kings edged past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Facebook CEO apologises to EU Parliament over data breach
Brussels, May 22 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday apologised again for the massive Cambridge Analytica data breach, this time in front of the European Parliament (EU) leaders.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Thomas and Uber Cup: India hammered 0-5 by China in men's competition
Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) India crashed out of the the men's competition at the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton tournament following a humiliating 0-5 defeat against China here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Hardik calls Patidar Nyay Panchayat, invites BJP and Congress legislators
Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) In a bid to revive the Patel quota stir, its leader Hardik Patel has invited legislators from the community in the ruling BJP and opposition Congress to attend a Patidar mahapanchayat to decide the future course of action.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
BJD-Congress may join hands to keep BJP out of power: Oram
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Tuesday said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Congress may enter into a "tactful understanding" to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power in Odisha in 2019 elections.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Akal Takht sets up Sikh Censor Board to review films on community
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) After a few Bollywood films ran into trouble with a section of the Sikhs over the depiction of the community, the Akal Takht on Tuesday announced the setting up of a 'Sikh Censor Board'.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz
Murder case accused kills jail inmate for refusing to obey order
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A murder case accused killed a fellow undertrial early on Tuesday in Rohini jail here after the latter refused to obey his order, police said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Palestine urges ICC to open probe into 'Israel crimes'
The Hague, May 22 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on Tuesday petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into Israel's settlement policy on the West Bank and the recent actions of the Israeli armed forces against protesters in the Gaza Strip that killed over 60 people.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Son held for killing parents for marrying 'Facebook' girlfriend
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A married man -- the only son of his parents -- killed both with the help of his two accomplices in south Delhi to get hold of their property and to marry his Facebook girlfriend, following which he and one co-accused were arrested, police said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hindu College hasn't applied for autonomy, says Principal
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Facing with protests from students and teachers, Delhi University's Hindu College on Tuesday clarified that it has not applied for autonomy.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Bosch net down 5.1% in 2017-18
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) German auto component major Bosch Ltd on Tuesday reported Rs 1,371 crore consolidated net profit for fiscal 2017-18, a 5.1 per cent decline from Rs 1,444 crore in the previous fiscal from continuing operations.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
RTI on Modi's BA degree: Activists 'want to prevent wrong interpretation of Act'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Three activists on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that they want to prevent a wrong interpretation of Right to Information (RTI) Act while opposing Delhi University's action of rejection of an RTI application seeking inspection of records of students who had passed the BA degree exam in 1978, the year when, as per the university, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also cleared the exam.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Congress leader seeks structural audit of Goa bridges
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) In the wake of collapse of an under-construction flyover in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district that claimed 15 lives, the Congress on Tuesday demanded a thorough structural audit of two under-construction bridges across major rivers in Goa.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Clarification issued on 'recorded music ban' in Delhi restobars
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi Excise Department on Tuesday clarified on the 'ban' on playing of recorded music in restobars in the city following an order from Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Punjab, Haryana wheat procurement over 214 lakh tonnes
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) With a bumper crop, food grain states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 214 lakh tonnes of wheat in this season, food and supplies officials said here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
TN sets up judicial inquiry into Toothukudi firing
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the police firing in the state's Toothukudi on Tuesday which left nine people, including a girl, dead.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
NGT seeks details on Char Dham project
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday called upon the Centre to submit a detailed status report on the ongoing and planned work on Char Dham all-weather highway being constructed in Uttarakhand's Gharwal region.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Reply to Youth Congress leader's plea on security withdrawal: SC to J&K
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to respond to a plea filed by Youth Congress leader Abid Imitaz Bhat seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against the authorities for withdrawing his security cover without any notice.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Deadline extended for panel drafting new direct tax law
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The government on Tuesday extended by three months the deadline of the task force set up for drafting a new direct tax legislation.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Digvijaya, Jyotiraditya to head coordination, campaign panels for MP polls
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday announced Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiradiya Scindia would head the Coordination Committee and Election Campaign Committee respectively for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP fields Prahlad from Bengaluru assembly seat
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday nominated B.N. Prahlad to contest in south Bengaluru's Jayanagar Assembly segment poll on June 11.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Real Madrid's Asensio expects tough CL final vs Liverpool
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio on Tuesday said he expects to face a difficult Champions League final against Liverpool.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Incentive doubled for Delhi ASHA workers
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday approved increased incentives to ASHA workers by doubling the core incentive to Rs 3,000.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Goa casino brawl video goes viral, Congress demands probe
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) A day after a video clipping went viral on the social media, the Goa Congress on Tuesday accused the state government of allowing the casino industry's writ to run large in the coastal state.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Messi arrives in Argentina to start World Cup preparations
Buenos Aires, May 22 (IANS) Argentine national team captain Leo Messi arrived in Buenos Aires on Tuesday to start training for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
IO suspended, three HPS officials face action in divorcee's case
Gurugram, May 22 (IANS) Five police officers, including three Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs), face action following complaint filed by a divorcee in a district court and after the intervention of the Haryana DGP, an officer said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana CM to skip Kumaraswamy's swearing-in
Bengaluru/Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday said he would not be attending the swearing-in ceremony of Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
US wants to jointly build India's indigenous defence eco-system: Envoy
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Stating that defence-related sales from the US to India have increased from zero to $15 billion in the last 10 years, US Consul General in Kolkata Craig L. Hall on Tuesday said the US looks forward to jointly develop India's defence infrastructure to further strengthen the ties between the two nations.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
16,850 villages getting benefits of government's flagship schemes: Shah
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) As many as 16,850 villages of 484 dictricts across the country are getting benefits of seven flagship welfare schemes, including Ujjwala and Saubhagya, of the BJP-led NDA government, BJP President Amit Shah said here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's first robotic excision of tumor in child at Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday said it had carried out the country's first successful robotic surgery on a child to remove a tumour of from an adrenal gland that was causing very high blood pressure and other medical problems.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Canal cleaning to shield Bangladeshis, Rohingya refugees from monsoons: UN
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) A major canal dredging and renovation project is underway to protect local residents and refugees in southern Bangladesh from impending monsoon floods, the United Nations migration agency said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
NHRC seeks report on criminal being paraded naked
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to Delhi Police seeking a detailed report, within four weeks, in the case of alleged parading of a naked criminal by police personnel in public view here.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Air passenger 'charter' promises relief from cancellation charges, delays
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail full refunds and additional compensation for flight delays and cancellations as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments, suggestions before notifying them.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Narayanan becomes champion of Kolkata Open chess meet
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Grandmaster Srinath Narayanan took a quick draw against Shyam Sundar M in just 27 moves in Sicilian Scheveningen opening in the final round of the 3rd Kolkata Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament at The Newtown School here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Dr Reddy's net drops by 19% in FY18 Business/Economy/Medicine
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Pharma major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd's net profit during 2017-18 fell by 19 per cent over the previous year, at Rs 981 crore against Rs 1,204 crore during FY17.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Odisha industrialist Bansidhar Panda dead
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Noted industrialist and founder of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) Bansidhar Panda passed away at his residence here on Tuesday, said family sources. He was 87.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Italy 'reliable' NATO, EU ally, says Gentiloni
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) Italy is a solid ally of the transatlantic alliance and the European Union, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
Five more injured in Pakistani shelling
Jammu, May 22 (IANS) At least five people in a village in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district were injured in Pakistani shelling on Tuesday evening, taking to 13 the number of injured in the ceasefire violations in the day, an official said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Five Indian brands among world's top 100 luxury goods companies: Report
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Five Indian brands feature among the 100 largest luxury goods companies in the world, a Deloitte report said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
UAE marks International Day for Biological Diversity
Dubai, May 22 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) joined the world in celebrating World Biodiversity Day on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Danish minister provokes Ramadan row
Copenhagen, May 22 (IANS) Denmark's Immigration Minister Inger Stojberg has been widely rebuffed after she suggested Muslims should take time off work during Ramadan because of potential safety risks to the rest of society.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Denmark,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Federal Front will be game changer: KCR's daughter
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is confident that the proposed Federal Front will emerge as a strong alternative political platform before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and will be a "game changer", a party leader said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sisodia to visit Wazirabad bridge site to ensure speedy construction
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday visited the site of under-construction Signature Bridge in Wazirabad in north Delhi to review the project's progress and said he will visit the spot every week to ensure speedy work.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Police assault BJP councillor's son, kin; 3 suspended
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Assistant Sub-Inspector and two Constables were suspended on Tuesday for assaulting the son and relatives of a BJP Councillor at the Krishna Nagar Police Station in East Delhi, police said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unable to send daughter abroad, debt-ridden Gujarat man kills family
Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) A debt-ridden businessman in Ahmedabad shot dead his wife and two daughters on Tuesday after an argument over sending the elder daughter to Australia for higher studies, police said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kuchibhotla's killer pleads guilty to hate crime
Washington, May 22 (IANS) A former US Navy veteran, serving life in prison for killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injuring two others at a bar in Kansas city in 2017, has pleaded guilty to hate crime charges.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Spain coach Lopetegui's contract extended till 2020
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Tuesday announced an extension of contract for Julen Lopetegui, who will manage the Spain national team until the end of the European Championships in 2020.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Congress' Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) The Congress' Karnataka President G. Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister in the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Credentials of academic nominated Italian premier disputed
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) Giuseppe Conte, a law professor picked by Italy's Five-Star Movement and the League party to lead their nascent populist government "does not show up" in New York University's records "as a student or faculty member", a media report said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Education
Kolkata to get its first-ever women traffic constables soon
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Kolkata will soon see women traffic constables managing the roads and its unruly vehicles for the first time.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Zidane says Real Madrid just as hungry as Liverpool for Champions League trophy
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday said his team was just as hungry as Liverpool to win the UEFA Champions League final.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Major scam in water conservation plans: Gujarat Congress
Gandhinagar, May 22 (IANS) Paresh Dhanani, the Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly, on Tuesday alleged a major scam by the BJP government in the water conservation schemes carried out in the state since 2006 until recently.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Thomas and Uber Cup: India trail 0-2 against China
Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy suffered a massive defeat against Chinese World No. 5 Chen Long in the first match of the Thomas and Uber Cup here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
SC no to urgently hear plea against Congress-JD-S invite to form government
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused urgent hearing on a plea filed by the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) challenging Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to invite the alliance of the Congress and the JD-S to form a government in the state.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Russia presents special edition 100-ruble bill made for FIFA World Cup
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Financial authorities in Russia on Tuesday presented a special edition of the 100-ruble bill that was created for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
At 46 degrees, Delhi gripped by heat wave, scorching week ahead
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A heat wave officially struck the national capital on Tuesday with the city seeing a maximum of 44 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, and some regions sizzling at 46 degrees while an unrelenting summer sun scorched the NCR and north, east and west India.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hyundai Motor India to raise vehicle prices by up to 2% from June
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Tuesday said that it will raise vehicle prices by up to 2 per cent from June 2018 due to an increase in input costs.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fear grips border villages as Pakistan Rangers pound civilian areas
Jammu, May 22 (IANS) An all-pervading fear on Tuesday gripped scores of residents of border villages in Jammu and Samba districts following indiscriminate shelling on civilian areas by Pakistan Rangers.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Veteran South Korean forward ruled out of World Cup
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) Gangwon FC forward Lee Keun-ho has been ruled out of next month's FIFA World Cup with a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, the Korea Football Association (KFA) said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
Minister orders clarification on 'recorded music ban' in Delhi restobars
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday ordered the Excise Commissioner to issue a clarification on the 'ban' on playing recorded music in restobars in the city.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian Oil Q4 net at Rs 5,218 cr up 40% on inventory gain
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) State-run oil marketer Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Tuesday posted a 40.25 per cent rise in profit at Rs 5,218.10 crore for the fourth quarter ended March, mainly on the back of inventory gains, as per a company announcement.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kumaraswamy's swearing-in to be opposition's show of strength
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday will be used as a "show of strength" of the opposition parties ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, in a possible line up against the BJP.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: Team character should hold KKR in good stead, says Katich
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Simon Katich on Tuesday hoped the team's new-found confidence after stringing together a hat-trick of wins should hold them in good stead when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
PNB retirees urges confidence building measures by government
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Pensioners and Retirees Association of the multi-crore fraud-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) has called upon the central government to initiate "confidence building exercise" as recent developments have "demoralised bankers" and underminned the importance of state-owned lenders in the country's economy.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan likely to host India among others in SCO meet
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Amid signs of an improvement in relations between Pakistan and India, authorities in Islamabad are expecting to host an Indian delegation, among others, at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) Legal Experts meeting, being held from May 23 to 25.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
New air passenger-friendly norms soon
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail full refunds and additional compensation for flight delays, cancellations as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments, suggestions before notifying them.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maharashtra Maoists massacre: 8 innocent villagers killed, allege kin
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), May 22 (IANS) Residents of a village in this Maoist-affected Maharashtra district on Tuesday alleged that at least innocent eight youth, including five girls, may have been felled by police bullets in the country's biggest anti-Maoist operation here last month.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congress' Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Congress' Karnataka state President G. Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister in the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Bring petrol, diesel under GST ambit: Congress
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Making a scathing attack on the BJP-led Central government, the Congress on Tuesday questioned the constant rise in petrol and diesel prices, and demanded they be brought under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) ambit.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
INLD, BSP activists court arrest over SYL canal
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) Scores of leaders and workers of the INLD and BSP courted arrest here on Tuesday as part of 'Jail Bharo' agitation to demand early construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal to supply water to the parched areas of Haryana.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Can't help it if Rahul Gandhi sees RSS hand everywhere: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Taking exception at Rahul Gandhi's accusation at RSS of rigging selection process to cherrypick bureaucrats, BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday said if Rahul Gandhi sees RSS's hand in everything, then he cannot help it.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Civil Aviation Ministry to urge Finance Ministry to bring ATF under GST
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) To contain the rise in jet fuel prices and its cascading impact on air ticket prices, Civil Aviation Ministry will urge the Finance Ministry to bring the particular fuel type under the ambit of GST.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC to hear plea against NGT order on lead content in PVC pipes
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea challenging the National Green Tribunal's order by which it has put on hold its earlier direction mandating all the manufacturers of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes with lead content to carry a warning that their use was harmful to human health.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Court notice to Delhi Police on Kejriwal's plea
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday issued notice to Delhi Police on a plea by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking visuals and statement recorded by the agency in connection with an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two Aam Admi Party (AAP) MLAs on February 19.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP slams Archbishop for letter, Centre says minorities safe
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday said India is safe for minorities while the BJP virtually attacked the Archbishop of Delhi, saying no one should speak to mobilise people on the basis of religion.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Heart transplant patient stable, progressing well: Hospital
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A man, who underwent a heart transplant said to be the first such human-to-human surgery in eastern India, is stable, the hospital said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Three-day Delhi Assembly session to discuss full statehood
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A three-day special session of the Delhi Assembly will be held from June 6 to take a decision on full statehood for Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 killed in Netherlands plane crash
The Hague, May 22 (IANS) Two people were killed when their small plane crashed 15 minutes after taking off from Rotterdam The Hague Airport on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Q4 results, value buying help equity indices break 5-day losing streak (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Attractive valuations, along with healthy quarterly results supported the key Indian equity indices closed Tuesday's volatile trade session on a positive note after five consecutive days of decline.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Job offer decline maximum in IT sector: Survey
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) At 32 per cent, the rate of job offer declines is maximum in India's Information and Technology (IT) sector, show results of a new survey of mid and senior level candidates.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US Supreme Court to hear fishermen petition against IFC-funded Tata Power project
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has agreed to look into the so-called immunity provided to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) against harm it may cause to environment through its financing, in this case against the IFC-funded Tata Power Plant in Gujarats Kutch district.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Centre will come up with solution to fuel price increase: Shah
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Tuesday assured that the government will come up with a solution in three-four days to keep a check on increasing fuel prices in the country.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ghaziabad hospital performs laparoscopic spine surgery
Ghaziabad, May 22 (IANS) Doctors at a Ghaziabad hospital have successfully performed laparoscopic spinal surgery on a 56-year-old woman, said a hospital official on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
SC to hear plea law student detained for attendance shortage
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Delhi University law student detained in Semester IV for lecture shortage owing to her pregnancy moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday to seek directions to allow her to write her exams and the apex court is set to hear her plea on Wednesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Catalan former leader again faces extradition threat
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday faced fresh threats of extradition from Germany, where a regional prosecutor's office has requested that he be sent to Spain to face charges of rebellion.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
SBI posts Q4 loss of Rs 7,718 cr on provisions, gross NPAs up
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Reflecting the continued pressure on state-run banks, State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday posted a loss of Rs 7,718 crore for the fourth quarter ended March, mainly due to increased provisioning, the bank said in a stock exchange filing.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Central team to assess ecological damage from sugar mill discharge
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) A central team will assess the ecological damage caused by discharge of effluents by a sugar mill in Beas river, whose owners are known for proximity to ruling Congress leadership in Punjab.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Consuming flavonoid may delay lung function decline in elderly
New York, May 22 (IANS) Consuming fruits like berries with high amount of plant producing chemical called flavonoids may slow lung function decline due to ageing, finds a study.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Can Vitamin C cut harm of maternal smoking on babies' lungs?
New York, May 22 (IANS) While its best to quit smoking during pregnancy, for women who cannot, taking vitamin C supplements can reduce their babies' risk of developing a wheeze, finds a study.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
John, Diana go on Parmanu Pride Parade in heart of Delhi
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) As actors John Abraham and Diana Penty undertook a ride on an open jeep in the inner circle of Delhi's Connaught Place to promote their forthcoming film "Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran", the crowd followed them on what they called the Parmanu Pride Parade.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Severe heat wave conditions engulf Haryana, Punjab
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) Most parts of Haryana and Punjab reeled under severe heatwave conditions on Tuesday with temperatures soaring past the 44-45 degrees Celsius mark at several places.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Apollo Hospitals adopts IBM Watson for oncology and genomics (Lead, correcting designation in Para 3)
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday joined hands with IBM to deploy its cognitive computing platform Watson for oncology and genomics in 10 of its cancer care centres.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology,Business/Economy
SP patronised criminals, we're hounding them out: UP CM
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday lashed out at the Samajwadi Party (SP) and accused it of patronising criminals and communal forces when in power in the state.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Taj Mahal, Mumbai Sea Link among top 10 travellers' choices
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The eternal monument to love, the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai figure among the Top 10 TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards of 2018 for most visited and popular tourist landmarks, it was announced here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
IPL play-offs: Chennai to field vs Hyderabad
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first qualifier match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
I&B Minister urges people to get fit, fitter
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday appealed to the people to get fit and fitter and posted photos and videos on his exercise regime on the social media to inspire others to follow his advice.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Nipah virus outbreak localised occurrence: Health Ministry
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) All required steps have been taken to contain the Nipah virus in Kerala, whose outbreak is a localised occurrence and there is no threat of its spread and thus no need to panic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Micromax, Airtel launch 'Bharat Go' smartphone
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Micromax Informatics, in collaboration with Bharti Airtel, on Tuesday launched its first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone Micromax "Bharat Go" for Rs 2,399.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
MediaTek unveils Helio P22 chip for mid-range smartphones in India
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Expanding its "Helio P" family of power-efficient chips for mid-range devices, mobile phone chipmaker MediaTek on Tuesday launched Helio P22 processor in India.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nine dead in police firing in Toothukudi as Sterlite protests turn violent
Toothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 22 (IANS) Nine people, including a girl, died on Tuesday in police firing after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with thousands of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the District Collectorate demanding closure of the Vedanta Group-run company.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Lucien Favre appointed head coach of Borussia Dortmund
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund appointed Lucien Favre as their new head coach, signing a two-year contract until June 30, 2020, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Nipah virus claims 10 lives in Kerala, two serious
Kozhikode (Kerala), May 22 (IANS) The toll due to the Nipah virus (NiP), presently identified in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram, rose to 10 on Tuesday even as the Central and state governments scrambled to contain its outbreak.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
HMD Global gets $100 mn funding, to scale up operations
Helsinki, May 22 (IANS) In a bid to scale up its business operations, Finnish company HMD Global -- which sells the iconic Nokia brand of phones -- has announced that it has raised an additional $100 million from investors.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Finland,Technology,Business/Economy
MP discom chief calls staff 'dogs', engineers threaten protest
Bhopal, May 22 (IANS) Engineers in the Madhya Pradesh central electricity distribution company on Tuesday demanded the removal of discom Managing Director Sanjay Goyal after he reportedly called them "anti-nationals" and "dogs", and threatened a protest if he was not sacked.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Palestine urges Hague to open criminal case against Israel
The Hague, May 22 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on Tuesday petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into Israel's settlement policy on the West Bank and the recent actions of the Israeli armed forces against protesters in the Gaza Strip that killed 61 people.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Japanese climber dies on eighth Everest attempt
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) A Japanese climber, who lost nearly all his fingers in an attempt to climb Mount Everest earlier, has died on his eighth attempt to summit the mountain.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Women's T20 Challenge: Supernovas edge past Trailblazers in last ball thriller
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Supernovas rode on a disciplined all-round effort to edge past Trailblazers by three wickets in a last ball Women's T20 Challenge thriller at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Beijing SCO security meet discusses terrorism, Afghan situation
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) security meet here on Tuesday discussed ways to strengthen cooperation to fight terrorism and worsening situation in Afghanistan.
2018-05-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
HCL Technologies joins Blockchain in Transportation Alliance
Noida, May 22 (IANS) Global technology giant HCL Technologies on Tuesday announced it has joined the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BiTA), an organisation dedicated to determine best practices and standards for Blockchain in the transportation industry.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Government not to sell Air India, if bids are below minimum floor price: Official
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The central government might not sell its stake in the ongoing divestment process of the national passenger carrier Air India, if bids do not meet a minimum threshold value or floor price estimated for the airline.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Forest cover in Bengal up, says Mamata on Biodiversity Day
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The total forest and social forestry cover in West Bengal has been raised to 12,358 hectares and 934 hectares respectively till 2016-17 under a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) assisted project, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
BJP-NCP lock horns in Bhandara-Gondiya bypoll
Nagpur, May 22 (IANS) The BJP has locked horns with the NCP for retaining Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha seat for which by-elections are scheduled on May 28, unlike in Palghar where the state's ruling party and its ally Shiv Sena are locked in a direct contest.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
HC calls Centre's response on plea challenging CLAT 2018
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and other authorities to file their response on a plea filed by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) -- a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated student body -- challenging Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
HP expands 3D printing footprint with key collaborations, new applications
Barcelona, May 22 (IANS) As 3D printing appears set to transform the manufacturing sector globally, global printing and PC major HP on Tuesday announced that three big digital manufacturing players have deployed its Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing solutions.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Technology,Business/Economy
Thick, wooden, vintage: Get trendy with eyewear
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Eyewear needn't be boring. Go for embellished shades or thick geeky glasses touching the vintage style of the early 1970s to stay in vogue, suggest experts.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mediterranean diet may curb air pollution's effect on health
New York, May 22 (IANS) Consuming Mediterranean diet rich in antioxidants could reduce the adverse effects of air pollution on health.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nine dead in police firing in Toothukudi after Sterlite protests turn violent
Toothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 22 (IANS) Nine people, including a girl, died on Tuesday in police firing after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with hundreds of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the District Collectorate demanding closure of the Vedanta Group-run company.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Prenatal fish consumption not linked to autism risk in babies
London, May 22 (IANS) Instead of increasing risk of autism, eating fish twice a week during pregnancy may actually give newborns several nutritional benefits, suggests a new research.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra urges world to care for Rohingya refugees
Dhaka, May 22 (IANS) Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra, who is on a field visit here, has urged the world to care for and support Rohingya refugees, among whom are a whole lot of children who she says are scarred for life because of their ordeal.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MIT scientists develop one-shot nanoparticle vaccine for polio
New York, May 22 (IANS) A novel single-shot nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Zidane happy with last season, not worried about CL result
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday that he would not consider the previous season a disappointment even if his team loses the upcoming UEFA Champions League final.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Government wants to appoint officers of RSS' choice: Rahul
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday criticised the government's proposal of allocating cadres and services to candidates selected under civil service examinations only after completion of foundation course, saying it wanted to appoint officers of "RSS's choice".
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
China to cut auto import tariffs from July
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China will cut import tariffs on vehicles and auto parts starting July 1, the Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Railways spending Rs 9,000 cr on 43 northeast projects: Minister
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The Railways is executing 43 projects at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore to extend rail connectivity in the border areas of northeast India and with other parts of the country, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kerala HC quashes FIR against Cardinal in land scam
Kochi, May 22 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court provided relief to the Cardinal of Syro-Malabar Catholic Church a second time, when on Tuesday it quashed an FIR registered him and three others in an alleged land scam case.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Gestational diabetes may increase risk of kidney damage
New York, May 22 (IANS) Gestational diabetes -- high blood sugar condition during pregnancy -- may cause early-stage kidney damage that can later lead to chronic kidney diseases among women, reported a study.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
World's largest amphibians face imminent threat of extinction
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) The critically endangered Chinese giant salamander, well known as the world's largest amphibian, now faces the imminent threat of extinction in the wild, due in no small part to the demand for the animals as luxury food, warn researchers.
2018-05-22
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Equity indices close marginally higher; auto, metal stocks gain
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices provisionally closed in the green on Tuesday, although with marginal gains on the back of value buying by investors, after declining for five sessions in a row.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
16 killed in Afghanistan blast
Kabul, May 22 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed when a vehicle, packed with explosives detonated in the southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, authorities said.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'Minimal progress for US troops in Afghan in Q1 2018'
Washington, May 22 (IANS) A Pentagon watchdog has said that US troops made "minimal progress" in Afghanistan during the first quarter of 2018 as challenges facing US and Afghan forces mount.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Lately I have been giving extra care to my skin: Sonu Sood
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood says he has started giving extra care to his skin especially when he is travelling a lot.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
India safe for minorities: Rajnath on Archbishop's letter
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said India is safe for minorities and no one is allowed to discriminate on the basis of religion after a letter from the Archbishop of Delhi Archdiocese talked about the "turbulent political atmosphere" in the country.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Messi deserves to win World Cup, says Crespo
St Petersburg (Russia), May 22 (IANS) Star forward Lionel Messi deserves to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo said.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
AAP questions BJP on fuel price hike
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday questioned the BJP on the constant rise in the prices of petroleum products.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
S. Korea will don white away kit to kick off World Cup vs. Sweden
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) South Korea will don their white away kit to kick off next month's FIFA World Cup in Russia, the national football federation said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
Kerala tourism to unveil world's largest bird sculpture
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Kerala tourism will inaugurate the world's largest bird sculpture, Jatayu Earth's Centre, here on July 4, Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
NGT asks about steps taken to protect Hastinapur sanctuary
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday sent a notice to the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government on the steps taken to protect the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Sharif shouldn't engage in politics: Hafiz Saeed
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should not engage in politics after his disqualification and that he has become the biggest non-state actor in Pakistan.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kerala Congress-Mani announces support to UDF candidate
Kottayam (Kerala), May 22 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief as 'estranged' former ally Kerala Congress-Mani announced support to Congress candidate in the May 28 Chengannur Assembly by-election.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Akamai, MUFG roll out blockchain-based payments network
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologies on Tuesday announced its partnership with Japan-based Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) to introduce a new blockchain-based online payment network for next-generation payment transactions.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
CBI visits Rabri's residence in hotel tender case; quizzes her, Lalu
Patna, May 22 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday searched former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devis residence here in connection with a Railway hotel tender case and quizzed her and her husband and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, a police official said.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barack, Michelle Obama to make TV, films for Netflix
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have officially sealed a deal with Netflix to produce television shows and films for the streaming service.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Hrithik Roshan is a fan of Vidya Vox
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says he is a fan of Indo-American singer and YouTube sensation Vidya Iyer, famously known as Vidya Vox.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Nakkash' is an essential film for today's time: Inaamulhaq
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Inaamulhaq says "Nakkash", which is based on the story of a Muslim craftsman who uses his skill to engrave Hindu Temples in Varanasi, says the film is quite relevant in the present times.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India borrowed our economic plans: Pakistan Minister
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) India borrowed Pakistan's economic and reforms plans and implemented them successfully while "we squandered the opportunity largely because of political instability", Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Here's how you can keep your skin hydrated in summer
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Skin requirements keep changing in every weather and it is a real challenge to keep it soft, protected and glowing. Hydrate, exfoliate and moisturise to keep your skin healthy this summer, experts say.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dalit death: NHRC seeks report from Gujarat
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Gujarat government over the death of a Dalit ragpicker, who was beaten to death by five men in Rajkot on Sunday. It has given the BJP government four weeks time.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I value every relationship in my life: Kareena Kapoor (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says friends play an integral part in her life.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pellegrini appointed West Ham United coach
London, May 22 (IANS) Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed the new coach of West Ham United, the English Premier League side announced here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Swiss president plans Russia trip for World Cup
Geneva, May 22 (IANS) Swiss President Alain Berset has said that he plans to visit Russia during this summers FIFA World Cup, and will attend the first match of his countrys national team.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Harry Kane named captain of England's World Cup team
London, May 22 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was on Tuesday named captain of the England football team which will take part in the World Cup in Russia this summer.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Don't believe in endorsing something I don't use: Virat Kohli
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Cricket captain Virat Kohli says being a brand ambassador comes with its share of responsibilities.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
ED seizes Dabur India director's assets worth Rs 21 cr
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday seized assets worth Rs 20.87 crore belonging to the director of Dabur India Limited under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) for holding assets abroad.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Honor launches two affordable dual-lens camera smartphones
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Tuesday launched its most affordable dual-lens rear camera setup smartphones Honor 7A and Honor 7C that come with FullView display and face unlock.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
How to add pinch of antique jewellery to your office wear
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The one thing that can bring a smile instantly on a womans face are those pretty trinkets that can instantly give a stylish lift to an ordinary outfit. Chunky rings, delicate neckpieces and some sparkly bold earrings can add that required oomph to your daily usual look and lift your spirits on a dull boring day.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Neeta Lulla to speak at Italian cinema fest
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) National award-winning designer Neeta Lulla is set to speak at the closing ceremony of Fare Cinema, the international week of Italian cinema.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
SP richest regional party with over Rs 82 crore declared income
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) With a declared income of Rs 82.76 crore, the Samajwadi Party is the richest of the 32 regional parties in India, a report by Association for Democratic Reforms said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Tumhari Sulu' leads nomination pack for IIFA 2018
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Vidya Balan-starrer "Tumhari Sulu" has scored a maximum of seven nominations for the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, to be held in Bangkok next month. "Newton" comes a close second with five nominations.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
My next directorial a salute to today's generation: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) After "Mere Pyare Prime Minister", Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has his eyes set on telling a father-son story, comparing two generations. He says it's a salute to the new generation that is grappling with pressures of all kinds.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
An egg a day may keep heart diseases away
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) If you thought eating eggs is bad for your heart due to their high cholesterol content, think again. A large study has now shown that people who consume an egg every day could significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases.
2018-05-22
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
New air passenger-friendly norms soon
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail of full refunds and additional compensation for flight delays/cancellations as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments/suggestions before notifying them.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Are humans influencing cancer in wild animals?
New York, May 22 (IANS) Besides indulging in cancer causing behaviour like smoking, poor diet and low hygiene, human beings are also changing the environment in such a way that it can lead to the deadly disease in many species of wild animals, researchers have warned.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
OnePlus 6 beats 5T's one-day sales record in 10 minutes
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Smartphone maker OnePlus on Tuesday said it made a record sale of its newly-launched OnePlus 6 worth Rs 100 crore within first 10 minutes of its preview sale on Amazon India and its own online store--oneplus.in.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
SBI posts Q4 loss of Rs 7,718 cr, gross NPAs up
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Reflecting the continued pressure on state-run banks, State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday posted a loss of Rs 7,718 crore for the fourth quarter ended March, the bank said in a stock exchange filing.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years in jail
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) A Tibetan education activist was on Tuesday sentenced to five years in prison by a Chinese court for inciting separatism, Amnesty International (AI) said, calling the sentence "unjust" and urging his immediate release.
2018-05-22
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Twitter to customise Twemojis for Android
San Francisco, May 22 (IANS) On the issue of missing emoji characters on Twitter, the micro-blogging platform has rolled out updated versions of its Twemoji designs for its Android users.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Ex-Malaysian PM Najib questioned in graft probe
Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was questioned by anti-graft officials on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the state investment company 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund corruption scandal.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Poor sleep makes parents lenient towards kids
New York, May 22 (IANS) Mothers who have trouble sleeping may engage in more permissive parenting, that is parenting marked by lenient or liberal discipline, says a study.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Pakistan, World Bank begin talks on Kishanganga dam in J&K
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan and World Bank have started talks here over the recently-inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir, with Islamabad accusing New Delhi of violating the Indus Waters Treaty by setting up the dam.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Petrol price highest ever in Chennai; up 30 paise across metros
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) After reaching unprecedented highs in Delhi and Mumbai, petrol prices touched a record high in Chennai, at Rs 79.79 per litre on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kumaraswamy visits Karnataka temples ahead of swearing-in
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) A day ahead of his swearing-in, Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday visited the Hindu holy towns of Dharmasthala and Sringeri to pray for the success of the Congress-(JD-S) coalition government.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
SC relief to BJP leader in Facebook post case
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In a relief to BJP leader S.Ve. Shekher, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu Police not to take any coercive action till June 1 against him.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mehbooba thanks people for condemning use of abusive language
Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday thanked the people for their support against abusive language used against her by a brother of BJP leader and former Minister Choudhary Lal Singh.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Security forces free to respond if Pakistan opens fire: Rajnath
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) As Pakistani Rangers continued shelling on the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the security forces have a free hand to respond as they deem fit if the neighbouring country continued the offensive.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
More than 200 CWG athletes seek asylum in Australia, 50 go missing
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) More than 200 Commonwealth Games athletes and officials remain in Australia after applying for refugee visas, with another 50 staying in the country illegally.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Women's T20: Supernovas opt to field vs Trailblazers
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Supernovas' skipper Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and opted to field against the Smriti Mandhana-led Trailblazers in an one-off "IPL-styled" women's T20 face-off at the Wankhede stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Kenya's Keitany returns to action at New York Mini 10km race
Nairobi, May 22 (IANS) World marathon record holder Mary Keitany of Kenya will return to action on June 9 in New York just two months after failing to improve on her mark at the London Marathon.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Eat safe in summer
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Food tends to spoil more quickly during the summer. It is important to pay extra attention to your food and look for unusual odour and mould before consuming it, say experts.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Croatia's Modric, Rakitic, Kovacic included in 24-man World Cup squad
Zagreb, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid midfielders Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic, as well as Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic and Atletico Madrid's Sime Vrsaljko were included in Croatia's 24-man list for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
Apollo Hospitals adopts IBM Watson for oncology and genomics
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday joined hands with IBM to deploy its cognitive computing platform Watson for oncology and genomics in ten of its cancer care centres.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
India closes down camp office in Nepal
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Over a month after a blast at an Indian field office at Biratnagar in Nepal, India has said that its has closed down the office
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Liverpool coach Klopp wants great finish to Champions League run
Liverpool, May 22 (IANS) Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has congratulated himself and his squad for their great moments this football season, stressing that his side is looking for a great finish to their Champions League run.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Clean air plan lacks sector-specific emission reduction targets'
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The proposed National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) would be of "no use" as it has "not mentioned sector-specific and time-bound emission reduction targets" for industries. It has also failed to lay enough emphasis on units which are contributing to air pollution, environmentalists say.
2018-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian AI startup signs MoU to assist Dubai Police
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup Staqu on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assist the Dubai Police with its AI-powered predictive policing technology.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ramzan ceasefire improved law and order: J&K police chief
Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief S.P. Vaid on Tuesday said the ceasefire announced during the holy month of Ramzan has been successful and has helped improve the overall law and order situation in the state.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Intel reveals another security flaw in its chips
San Francisco, May 22 (IANS) Intel has disclosed a new variant of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws in the chips that hackers may use to extract sensitive data from hundreds of millions of computers and mobile devices.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
First trainset to connect Bhopal in festive season
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The first trainset equipped with comfortable French-made seats, brakes and couplers from Germany alongwith Czech-made door system will be pressed into service between the national capital and Bhopal in October this year.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Yeddyurappa stares at uncertain future in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Proving third time unlucky as Karnataka's Chief Minister, the BJP's Lingayat strongman, B.S. Yeddyurappa, stares at an uncertain future although his party bets on his return to power again.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sweden to send war pamphlet to 4.8 mn households
Stockholm, May 22 (IANS) The Swedish government is sending an instructional war pamphlet to all 4.8 million households in the country, educating them for the first time in more than 30 years on the perils of war.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Sweden,Politics,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Research points before you consider adopting pets
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A number of factors should be considered before adopting a pet in India. Willingness to commit and adjust, the size of your home, the kind of weather you have where you stay, are some of the points you need to think about, say experts.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Algeria fires national football team coach Rabah Madjer
Algiers, May 22 (IANS) The Algerian football federation has announced the firing of national team head coach Rabah Madjer six months after he was put in charge of the squad.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Algeria,Sports,Football
Serie A goal leader Icardi cut from Argentina's World Cup squad
Buenos Aires, May 22 (IANS) Mauro Icardi, who won the Serie A scoring crown with 29 goals for Inter Milan, was left out of the final 23-man World Cup roster announced by Argentina national coach Jorge Sampaoli.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
I work towards breaking patterns of my body: Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha says her goal is to consistently push her limits to be the best version of herself.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Taliban kill 12 policemen in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 22 (IANS) At least 12 police personnel have been killed in clashes with Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Wolfsburg survive relegation playoff to stay in Bundesliga
Kiel (Germany), May 22 (IANS) Wolfsburg are assured of another season in German top-flight football after defeating Holstein Kiel 1-0 here in the second leg of the relegation playoff to prevail 4-1 on aggregate.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Huesca clinch promotion to La Liga
Lugo (Spain), May 22 (IANS) SD Huesca defeated CD Lugo 2-0 here to assure themselves of promotion to the Spanish top-flight football for the first time in the club's history.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Key equity indices rise marginally on value buying
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Amid volatility, the key Indian equity indices traded marginally higher on Tuesday afternoon -- after declining in the last five trading sessions -- due to value buying by investors.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lessons from Karnataka: Bank on social issues, leverage traditional and modern media platforms (Column: Active Voice)
The drama revolving around the Karnataka state elections refuses to fade away. The assembly election results were not able to provide a clear mandate to any party. The BJP emerged as the single largest party but popular rivals Congress and JD-S forged an alliance within hours of the announcement of the result after realising that the coalition will have the numbers to form the government.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
R. Kelly accused of sexual assault, infecting woman with herpes
New York, May 22 (IANS) A woman has filed a lawsuit against R. Kelly, alleging that the singer sexually assaulted her, locked her in a room to punish her for failing to please him and infected her with herpes.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Authorities investigating US man for misconduct in plane
Denver, May 22 (IANS) Denver-based Frontier Airlines confirmed that it is investigating the conduct of a male passenger who allegedly touched two women in an unwelcome manner and urinated inside the plane cabin during a flight last week.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Hindustan was never 'a place of plunder' for Mughals: Writer Ira Mukhoty (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) At a time when demonising the Mughal empire has become fashionable in India and a negative perception of their rule comes a new book "Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire", whose writer, Ira Mukhoty maintains that Hindustan was "never a plunderous foray" for the Mughals.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Sevilla's Soria downplays talk of club's poor season
Seville (Spain), May 22 (IANS) Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria said he would like for "all bad seasons to be like" the one that just ended, which saw the team reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the Copa del Rey final.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mexico's Lozano hopes to reach highest level at World Cup
Mexico City, May 22 (IANS) Mexican forward Hirving Lozano, who currently plays with PSV Eindhoven, has said that he is focused on performing well with the national team in the 2018 World Cup in Russia and is not thinking about the possibility of emigrating to Everton and the English Premier League (EPL) in England.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Spin-off series of 'Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa' in the works
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Indian animation firm Cosmos-Maya is working with Italy based Rai Ragazzi and Gruppo Alcuni to create a spin-off series of animated Italian movie "Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa".
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Peru's group stage rivals appeal to FIFA to let Guerrero play at World Cup
Lima, May 22 (IANS) The captains of the Australian, Danish and French national teams, Peru's rivals in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, have joined the international trade union of professional footballers (FIFPro) in calling on FIFA to allow Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero to play in the upcoming quadrennial tournament.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
This drug could prevent brain damage caused by cosmic rays
Washington, May 22 (IANS) As NASA and private space companies like SpaceX plan to send humans to Mars within the next 15 years, scientists have identified a potential treatment for the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic rays.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
25 years of conserving biodiversity in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (Comment)
This year marks a quarter century of the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - an agreement among 196 countries to conserve the earth's biological diversity while ensuring it is used sustainably and that the benefits from using genetic resources are shared fairly.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Izquierdo joins Colombia team, aims to share his EPL experience
Bogota, May 22 (IANS) Colombia's Jose Izquierdo, who plays as a left-winger for Brighton and Hove Albion in the English Premier League (EPL), has joined the Colombian national team with the experience gained in British football this season to seek one of the 23 places for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said on Tuesday.
2018-05-22
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
S.Korea media denied permission to cover n-site closure
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) North Korean authorities on Tuesday morning denied permission to South Korean journalists to attend the dismantling of their nuclear base scheduled to take place between May 23-25.
2018-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
I am not single: Katy Perry
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry, who is reportedly dating Orlando Bloom again, admitted that she is not single during the finale of "American Idol".
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Multiplex growth in metros slowing, rural areas will get boost: PVR
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has been vocal about the need to open more multiplexes on the outskirts of cities. Ajay Devgn is revamping some theatres in Uttar Pradesh and plans to buy 200 more screens soon.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Charlize Theron to play Megyn Kelly in new movie
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron will reportedly star as Megyn Kelly in a new movie about the women who worked at Fox News under its former chairman Roger Ailes.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
iOS app makers told to remove CallKit software in China
San Francisco, May 22 (IANS) Developers of iOS apps distributed in China were reported to have received notifications from Apple asking them to remove CallKit, a framework that lets users integrate calling services with other call-related apps on the system.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Where Kudankulam's nuclear island is created bit by bit
Rostov-on-Don (Russia) May 22 (IANS) The steam generator for the third unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu is three months away from completion at the Atomenergomash factory around three hours drive from here, according to its Director, Maksim Jidkov.
2018-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech,Technology
iVOOMi's 'Full View' display smartphone in India for Rs 7,499
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Chinese electronics company iVOOMi on Tuesday launched "i2" with 3D mirror finish for Rs 7,499 in India.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Amitabh, Shweta travel in auto-rickshaw for 'work'
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda took an auto-rickshaw ride to go for work.
2018-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rohan Chand's 'Mowgli' promises darker take of 'The Jungle Book'
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) The first trailer of "Mowgli", which features Rohan Chand in the title role, presents a different and darker version of Rudyard Kiplings "The Jungle Book". Director Andy Serkis says it is not a fairy tale, and the audience should not expect singing and dancing animals in the film.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Had no idea: Paris Jackson on skipping aunt's Icon honour at Billboard Awards
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Paris Jackson was a no-show at the Billboard Music Awards, though her brother Prince, grandmother Katherine and aunt Rebbie supported six-time Grammy Award winner Janet Jackson receiving her prestigious Icon honour. The model-actress says she had no idea about it.
2018-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood

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