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Evacuation of 5,000 persons begins as Kerala dams' level rises
Idukki (Kerala), Aug 14 (IANS) With increased water flow into the Idamalayar and Idukki dams in Kerala late Tuesday night due to incessant rains, authorities began to evacuate about 5,000 persons living in and around the two reservoirs, a police official said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi's interest led to record investment in rail infrastructure: Minister
Mau (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's special interest led to a record investment in basic rail infrastructure in the country in the last four years, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha claimed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India, Moldova review bilateral ties
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) With the East European nation of Moldova deciding to open an embassy in India next year, the two countries reviewed bilateral cooperation across various sectors during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Tudor Ullanovschi here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
EC asks CEOs of poll-bound states to ensure voter slip distribution
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday directed the Chief Electoral Officers (CEO) of the four poll-bound states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Rajasthan to streamline the distribution of photo voter slips by Booth Level Officers (BLOs) so that each voter gets them.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress to Modi: Why silent on lynchings, atrocities against Dalits?
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) On the eve of 72nd Independence Day, the Congress on Tuesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his silence on mob lynchings and rising atrocities against the Dalits and minorities.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HC seeks Centre's response on plea seeking hiring of women in IAF
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government to file response on a plea seeking recruitment of women as "Airmen" in the Indian Air Force (IAF).
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Special Cell takes over Umar Khalid attack case
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Delhi Police Special cell on Tuesday took over the case of attack on JNU scholar Umar Khalid by an unknown assailant here and scanned the CCTV footage, which shows a man running away from the place of crime, said a police official.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IDBI Bank's Q1 net loss widens to Rs 2,410 cr
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) State-run IDBI Bank's standalone net loss has widened to Rs 2,409.89 crore for the first quarter of 2018-19 on the back of a rise in the provision for non-performing assets (NPAs).
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Afforestation fund act to come into force next month: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act will be enforced from September 30 after framing of rules and consultations with the stakeholders, Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Israel discovers 19th-century soap factory in Jaffa
Jerusalem, Aug 14 (IANS) A soap factory dating back to the 19th century has been unearthed, along with large underground chambers, in the old city of Jaffa, said a report published on Tuesday by Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA).
2018-08-14
Category: International, Israel,Art/Culture/Books
Mamata slams BJP on 'One Nation, One Election' issue
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Slamming the BJP for supporting the 'One Nation, One Election' system, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday questioned its viability in case of political instability at the Centre in the future.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Alonso to retire at season end
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Formula One star Fernando Alonso has announced that he will retire from the sport at the end of this season.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Karnataka's move after studying Mahadayi Tribunal award: CM (Lead, Correcting para 9)
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka would study the final award of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal, which on Tuesday recommended 13.42 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) of the river water to the state before deciding on its next move, said an official statement here.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Make stand clear on firecrackers, curbing pollution: SC to Centre
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to make its stand clear on steps to curb pollution and about the ill-effects of firecrackers on public health, saying that there was a need to strike a balance between the right to health and the right to carry on a trade or profession.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
MP Governor Anandiben gets additional charge of Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday gave Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel additional charge of Chhattisgarh following the demise of Balramji Dass Tandon, according to an official release.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All-rounder Stokes added to England's squad for 3rd Test
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday decided to include star all-rounder Ben Stokes in England's squad for the third Test against India after he was found not guilty of affray.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons left out of draft NRC: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Upping the ante on her opposition to the draft NRC in Assam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that 38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons -- both Hindus and Muslims -- were left out of the list.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Army marks Independence Day with oral hygiene camp
Jammu, Aug 14 (IANS) On the eve of Independence Day, Indian Army's Tiger Division held an oral hygiene camp at the Tiger Asha School, Satwari Cantt, here, roping in nine doctors, who checked up 62 students in all.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Karnataka's move after studying Mahadayi Tribunal award: CM
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka would study the final award of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal, which on Tuesday recommended 13.42 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) of the river water to the state before deciding on its next move, said an official statement here.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Defence Minister greets jawans, remembers martyrs on I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday greeted the defence forces personnel and remembered the martyrs.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
This stretchable 3D smart bandage can help monitor heart signals
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Scientists have developed a stretchable 3D "smart bandage" that can help wirelessly monitor signals, from respiration, to eye movement, to heart and brain activity, as well as a robotic arm.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Fortis posts Q1 loss of over Rs 70 crore
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Hospital operator Fortis Healthcare Ltd on Tuesday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 70.74 crore for the quarter ended June 30.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Judge held for raping advocate in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The Hyderabad Police on Tuesday arrested a judge on the charge of raping a tribal woman advocate.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC posts for February hearing on 2006 law on illegal constructions
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted for hearing in February 2019 the pleas relating to the validity of the Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2006, and subsequent legislation protecting unauthorised construction in Delhi from sealing.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
UTI AMC appoints Imtaiyazur Rahman as Acting CEO
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) UTI AMC on Tuesday said that its Board has appointed Imtaiyazur Rahman as the company's Acting CEO.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Valencia to sign Villarreal winger Cheryshev on loan
Valencia, Aug 14 (IANS) Valencia CF on Tuesday reached an agreement to sign Russian winger Denis Cheryshev from fellow Spanish football club Villarreal on a season-long deal.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BIOD Energy to commission 100-tonne bio-diesel plant in Haryana
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Private firm BIOD Energy on Tuesday announced that it will commission a 100-tonne bio-diesel manufacturing facility in Bawal in Haryana.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
SC to hear PIL against siphoning off of SC/ST scholarships money
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear next week a plea against siphoning off of thousands of crores of scholarships money meant for Scheduled Castes and Tribes students in various states.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Yamuna again crosses danger mark in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Almost two weeks after the water level in the Yamuna here receded, the river again started swelling up on Tuesday and has breached the danger mark to touch 205.30 meters.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Dropout rate at upper primary level higher in boys in West Bengal: Unicef
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The dropout rate of boys at upper primary level is double that of girls in West Bengal, and the challenge is to find out the disparities, said country representative of Unicef Yasmin Ali Haque on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Rajasthan CM offers tributes to soldiers
Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) On the eve of Independence Day, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday participated in the state-sponsored 700-km-long human chain in Jaisalmer under 'Shahadat Ko Naman' programme.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Education
Bengal CID files chargesheet in Kolkata carcass meat case
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday produced a chargesheet against 12 accused persons in the carcass meat racket case, close to four months after their arrest, a senior CID officer said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Feel like baby again, says junior-most SC Judge K.M. Joseph
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Newly appointed Supreme Court Judge K.M. Joseph on Tuesday said that he "feels like a baby again" since he is the junior-most Judge of the apex court.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian, Pakistani doctors save infant's life
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A three-year-old baby Hadia Nesari from Afghanistan has been given a new lease of life by a team of Indian and Pakistani doctors here. The baby suffered from chronic liver disease.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Portuguese striker Andre Silva excited to join Sevilla
Seville, Aug 14 (IANS) Portugal striker Andre Silva said on Tuesday during his presentation as a new Sevilla footballer that he was excited to join the La Liga club.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Falling rupee: Congress demands PM's statement
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) As the Indian rupee fell to Rs 69.98 against the US dollar, Congress on Tuesday said 'Modinomics' has wreaked havoc for Indias economy and that a falling rupee is the symbol of the failures and economic mismanagement of the Modi government.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Defender Sidnei hopes to develop his skills at Real Betis
Seville, Aug 14 (IANS) Brazilian defender Sidnei Rechel da Silva, known commonly as Sidnei, on Tuesday said during his presentation as a new footballer of Real Betis that he hopes to improve his skills at the La Liga side.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rupee devalues to record low of 70 to a USD; recovers (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Geo-political pressures, along with outflows of foreign funds and high crude oil prices dragged the Indian rupee to its lowest ever intra-day level of over 70 against a US dollar on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Brazil's Ronaldo discharged from hospital after pneumonia treatment
Ibiza (Spain), Aug 14 (IANS) Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario de Lima was released on Tuesday from a hospital located in the Spanish island of Ibiza, four days after being admitted and diagnosed with pneumonia.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Twitter unveils 3 emojis for Asiad
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Tech giants Twitter on Tuesday unveiled three special emojis for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, starting on Sunday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports,Technology
Chelsea agree to loan midfielder Bakayoko to AC Milan
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Chelsea FC agreed on Tuesday to loan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan for one football season, with the Italian football club having an option to buy the young French international in the summer of 2019.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Q1 GDP to grow 7.1%, Re to remain under pressure in FY19: Study
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's GDP in the quarter-ended June is likely to record a 7.1 per cent growth on a year-on-year basis, a survey by industry body Ficci showed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NRC: Centre submits SOP to SC for claims, objections
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday submitted to the Supreme Court the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for deciding claims and objections of around 40 lakh people who have not been included in the final draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tribunal awards 13.42 tmcft Mahadayi water to Karnataka
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) The Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal on Tuesday awarded 13.42 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of the river water to Karnataka as against its demand for 36.66 tmcft, said an official statement.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Sea conquering navy women officers get gallantry awards
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The six Indian Navy women officers who circumnavigated the globe earlier this year were on Tuesday awarded Nao Sena medals - a gallantry award for courage and devotion to duty in the naval force.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
HC's show-cause notice to Telangana Speaker, others in contempt case
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to Telangana Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudana Chary and others in a contempt of court case filed by two Congress legislators.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons left out of draft NRC: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Upping the ante on her opposition to the draft NRC in Assam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that 38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons -- both Hindus and Muslims -- were left out of the list.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
India's YoY exports up 14% in July; trade deficit at $18 bn
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's exports during July rose by 14.32 per cent to $25.77 billion, from $22.54 billion during the corresponding month of last year, but with imports rising at more than double the pace, the trade deficit for the month widened to over $18 billion, official data showed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rahul's remark disrespectful to majority community: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his remark that he does not believe in any variety of Hindutva, saying it was "humiliation" of the majority community and disrespectful" to Hindu philosophy.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bankers face 'culpable homicide' charge over farmers' suicides, warns panel
Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Taking serious note of massive deficits in crop loan targets, a Maharashtra farm panel on Tuesday warned banks that if any farmer commits suicide, the concerned officer shall be charged with 'culpable homicide'.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
HC seeks Delhi Police, government response on illegal sex trade
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi Police and the state government on a plea seeking action against the illegal sex rackets in the national capital in the garb of massage parlours.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Boxers given warm send-off for Asiad
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The 10-member boxing squad along with its support staff were given a warm send-off by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
5 killed in Pakistan tribal court firing
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) At least five people were killed and three others injured on Tuesday in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district in firing at a Jirga - a tribal court - convened over a motorbike accident.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Litigants can now file cases in SC online through e-filing app
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday launched a number of applications including e-filing that will help litigants and lawyers file cases and submit documents online in the apex court, thus doing away with the need for physical presence.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Tvesa starts favourite in 11th leg of Hero WPG Tour
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Golfer Tvesa Malik, the current leader on the Hero women's Pro Tour, will have a great chance to extend her lead at the top at the 11th leg of the tournament that begins at the scenic Boulder Hills Golf and Country Club here on Wednesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Lower food prices cool India's July wholesale inflation to 5.09% (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Lower prices of food items and primary goods decelerated rise in India's annual inflation rate based on wholesale prices to 5.09 per cent in July from 5.77 per cent in June, official data showed on Tuesday, a day after retail inflation for July too softened to 4.17 per cent.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nepal looking to new industries to alleviate poverty: Oli
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Tuesday that his government is weighing setting up new industries to alleviate poverty, end under-development and generate employment.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Taliban offensive in Afghan's Ghazni kills 466
Kabul, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 466 people, including 40 civilians, have been killed in ongoing clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in Ghazni city, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Four teenaged kanwariyas among 9 held for vandalizing car in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A week after a car was vandalized allegedly by a group of kanwariyas, Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested nine kanwariyas, including four teenagers.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CEC virtually rules out LS polls with 11 Assemblies, BJP says no such move
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The BJP's push for "One Nation, One Poll" fuelled a major debate on Tuesday with the Election Commission appearing to rule out simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and 11 assemblies in the near future and the BJP dismissing such a possibility while the Congress said the BJP was planning to delay the elections fearing defeat.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Water has new molecular properties: Scientists
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) US scientists have predicted a fundamental asymmetry in the mechanism of water, which had previously gone unnoticed.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
New genes that may contribute to Alzheimer's understanding identified
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Researchers working on Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) have identified new genes that will further the understanding of the genetic risk factors that predispose people to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Khan Academy launches new programme to motivate students
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Khan Academy, an educational mobile app developer, on Tuesday launched LearnStorm India -- a free, six-week online learning challenge -- that will help students to master core academic subjects, motivate classrooms and build confidence.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Goa to raise statues of Maradona, Ronaldo
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Brass statues of football legends Diego Maradona and Cristiano Ronalado will be erected in the popular beach village of Candolim in North Goa to inspire youngsters to take up the game, Goa Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Sports
Centre proposes fixed-yield model to attract global airport operators
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In a bid to attract global airport operators, the government on Tuesday proposed shifting from the revenue-sharing to the fixed aeronautical yield model based on the number of passenger footfalls at greenfield airports.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
CS 'assault': Court seeks Delhi Police response on AAP plea
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday asked Delhi Police to file response on a plea by AAP legislators, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, seeking to restrain the force from leaking information in the case related to the alleged assault of Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE busts 60,000 fake products worth $1.68 mn
Dubai, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday confiscated more than 60,000 fake products "with well-known brand names" in the emirate of Ajman.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMK leaders pledge support to Stalin (Roundup)
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Top DMK leaders on Tuesday asked their Working President M.K. Stalin to take over as the party President following M. Karunanidhi's death, dismissing any challenge from his brother M.K. Alagiri who revolted on Monday claiming that party cadres were with him.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Gogoi slams Modi for silence over rape case against Minister
Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his silence over the rape case against Union Minister Rajen Gohain.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mhadei verdict: BJP claims 'victory', Congress dubs ruling "unfortunate"
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) The Goa government on Tuesday claimed to have achieved a "major victory" after the Mhadei Inter-state Water Disputes Tribunal in its ruling on Tuesday, allotted 13.42 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) from the Mhadei river basin to Karnataka, as against 36.55 TMC demanded by the southern state.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Army officer whose unit was named for civilian deaths gets gallantry award
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Major Aditya Kumar, at the centre of a controversy following the death of three Kashmiri civilians in Army firing in January, and Rifleman Aurangzeb, gunned down by militants while he was on his way to celebrate Eid with his family, were on Tuesday named for the third highest peacetime gallantry award.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Don't be distracted by contentious issues: President to citizens
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Asserting that India was at the cusp of achieving many of its long-awaited goals, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said "contentious issues and extraneous debates" should not distract the people.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha restricts participation of children in I-Day parade
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday directed all districts not to allow participation of children during Independence Day parades with met department predicting heavy rainfall in several parts of the state in the next two days.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Education
Ajman ruler pardons 90 prisoners ahead of Eid
Ajman, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, the UAE's Supreme Council Member and Ruler of the Emirate of Ajman, has ordered the release of 90 prisoners days ahead of Eid ul-Adha.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Religion
Liverpool FC report forward Salah for driving while using mobile phone
Liverpool, Aug 14 (IANS) Liverpool FC's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah could face charges for using his mobile phone while driving, after his club passed a video of the incident to the police.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
22 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy
Rome, Aug 14 (IANS) A section of a highway bridge collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa during heavy rain on Tuesday, plummeting vehicles up to 90 metres to the ground and killing at least 22 people, officials said.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Virtual loot of Rs 94 crore from Pune bank via ATMs in 28 countries
Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) India's banking sector was rudely shaken up after an international gang of hackers siphoned off Rs 94.42 crore from the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd, through multiple ATM swipes in 28 countries worldwide, top officials said here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FC Goa sign Spanish left winger Palanca
Panjim, Aug 14 (IANS) FC Goa have strengthened their attack ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) football season with the signing of Spanish left winger Miguel Palanca on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,ISL
Wheel-chair bound Kashmiri receives NCPEDP award in Delhi
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Javed Ahmad Tak, a Kashmiri who received the award of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) on the eve of Independence Day in New Delhi on Tuesday, has proved how determination can convert adversity into an advantage.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
PM condoles death of Chhattisgarh Governor
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his condolences over the death of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, saying "the widely respected figure will always be remembered".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sri Lanka to ink agreement with China's Alibaba
Colombo, Aug 14 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) will ink an agreement with Alibaba's travel arm Fliggy to bring 1,000 travellers weekly to the country in order to expand its growing tourism sector, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Vienna tops EIU's Liveability list, Delhi top in South Asia
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Austrian capital of Vienna is ranked first in the Economist Intelligence Units' (EIU) latest Global Liveability Survey released on Tuesday which found 68 cities to have improved their rankings over the last year with declines in just nine cities.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Easing wholesale inflation firms up investor sentiment, lifts equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) After two consecutive days of decline in the Indian equity market, investor sentiments strengthened on Tuesday with the wholesale inflation easing in the month of July.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
President watches documentary on President's Bodyguard
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday watched a special screening of a documentary on one of the oldest regiments of the Indian Army, The President's Bodyguard, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Yamuna again crosses danger mark in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Almost two weeks after the water level in the Yamuna here receded, the river again started swelling up on Tuesday and has breached the danger mark to touch 205.15 meters.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies
Jammu, Aug 14 (IANS) A Mata Vaishno Devi temple pilgrim died on Tuesday apparently due to cardiac failure in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, police said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
India names new envoy to Russia
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India on Tuesday named D. Bala Venkatesh Varma, an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1988 batch, as its new Ambassador to Russia.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Edelweiss Tokio Life signs up Fincare Small Finance Bank as bancassurance partner
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Private life insurer Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance on Tuesday announced the inking of bancassurance partnership with Fincare Small Finance Bank.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
SpiceJet incurs Q1 standalone net loss of 38.06 cr
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday reported a standalone net loss of 38.06 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Singer Kavita Seth gets patriotic before I-Day
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) "Iktara" hitmaker Kavita Seth says everyone owes this independence to the valiant freedom fighters who laid down their lives to make the country free.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Redesigning' is new name for corruption, says Rahul
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Continuing his attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that they were resorting to corruption in the name of 'redesigning'.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
A message on elephant conservation through Gond mythological art
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Gond artists have only their cultural stories to fall back on, renowned Gond painter Venkat Raman Singh Shyam says while pointing to his artworks on nature and elephants at the Gaj Mahotsav at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) here.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi L-G greets people on Independence Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday greeted the people on the country's 72nd Independence Day that would be celebrated on August 15.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-Portugal defender Jorge Costa named Mumbai City coach
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Portugal central defender Jorge Costa was named head coach of Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City FC on Tuesday, signing a one-year contract.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
After 8 years, Australia set to resume adoption from India
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Australian government has decided to recommence the Adoption Programme with India, as per the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption, said the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora
BJP dismisses reports of simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha, 11 Assemblies
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday dismissed reports that the government was planning to hold simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and 11 state Assemblies early next year.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dissolve Lok Sabha to hold simultaneous polls with states, Congress tells Modi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said the Lok Sabha should be dissolved and Assembly elections advanced in some other states if simultaneous polls are to be held.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
File ATRs on abuse of children in shelter homes, SC tells Centre, states
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Centre and state governments to file action taken reports (ATRs) on the abuse of 1,575 children living in shelter homes across the country.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's YoY exports up 14% in July; imports rise 29%
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's exports during July rose by 14.32 per cent to $25.77 billion from $22.54 billion during the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian dies in Nepal while taking selfie
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) An Indian national, on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar, died in Nepal's Humla district on Tuesday after he was hit by an aircraft's rotor wing during an attempt to take a selfie.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Bengal government removes income ceiling for 'Kanyashree' scheme
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday lifted the ceiling on annual family income for the beneficiaries of her government's flagship women welfare scheme 'Kanyashree' that aims to ensure girls stay in school and delay their marriages till at least the age of 18.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Turkey to boycott US electronic goods over sanctions
Ankara, Aug 14 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned that his country would boycott electronic goods from the US, after Washington imposed punitive sanctions on Ankara over the latter's refusal to extradite a jailed American pastor.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rains hit hard Kerala yet again
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) For a second successive day, heavy rains lashed Kerala's Kozhikode, Malappuram and Wayanad districts on Tuesday, triggering fresh landslides and adding to the woes of a state battling the worst flooding in 94 years.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
SC to hear TN plea against NGT order on Tuticorin plant
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on August 17 the Tamil Nadu government's plea against an NGT order to permit mining major Vedanta to access the company's administrative office inside its Sterlite copper smelting plant at Tuticorin.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
BJD hijacking central schemes in Odisha: Javadekar
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha is appropriating all central schemes and presenting them as state schemes.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Rains subside in Himachal, road traffic restored
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) With rains subsiding in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, authorities managed to restore traffic on almost all major roads, including Chandigarh-Shimla, Chamba-Pathankot and Chandigarh-Manali National Highways, an official said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Akshay Kumar urges people to follow traffic rules
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has urged people to maintain road safety and follow traffic rules.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Hasan Minhaj had a blast working with Susanna Fogel
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Indian American Hasan Minhaj had fun working with director Susanna Fogel on "The Spy Who Dumped Me". He says she understands the nuances of comedy and that adds more value to the project.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rajasthan Congress leaders complain to CEC about bogus votes
Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) A delegation of Rajasthan Congress on Tuesday complained to the the Election Commission against what they called 40-45 lakh bogus votes on the electoral lists in the desert state.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian languages
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Amazon on Tuesday launched a new category of Alexa skills that would enable customers in India help Alexa learn Hindi and other Indian languages.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
SC to hear plea against AFSPA dilution on August 20
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on August 20 a plea by a group of serving Army officers against the dilution of AFSPA that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Labour pain relieving drug may cut need for epidural: Lancet
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Prescribing women a new drug called remifentanil to help manage their labour pain may halve the need for an epidural than the traditional pethidine, claims a study.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
JioPhone 2 debuts at Rs 2,999 on jio.com's flash sale on Thursday
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Reliance Jio's new phone "JioPhone 2" would be available for online purchase at a price of Rs 2,999 in a flash sale on jio.com on Thursday, August 16, sources said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian banks inadequately prepared for cyber attacks: Experts
New Delhi/Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Cyber security experts on Tuesday questioned the preparedness of the Indian banks in case of a massive security breach involving funds, stressing that state-of-the-art security systems are the need of the hour.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brazil's Ronaldo discharged from hospital after pneumonia treatment
Ibiza (Spain), Aug 14 (IANS) Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario de Lima was released on Tuesday from a hospital located in the Spanish island of Ibiza, four days after being admitted and diagnosed with pneumonia.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Takht' is a big one for me, says Bhumi
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar says Karan Johar's newly announced magnum opus "Takht" is a big project in her acting career.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Instant Family' to release earlier than scheduled
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Director Sean Anders' upcoming comedy film "Instant Family", which was scheduled to release on February 15, 2019, will now release on November 16 this year.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No hero without a wound, says injured Amala Paul
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Amala Paul, who suffered an injury while shooting for her upcoming film "Adho Andha Paravai Pola", is undergoing treatment with a positive frame of mind.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
PDP Youth President survives bid on life
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth President Waheed Parra survived an assassination attempt in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, party sources said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Railways' new time-table: 1 Antyodaya, 2 each of Tejas, Uday Express in next 12 months
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Tuesday in its new time-table announced that it is all set to introduce more of its niche trains such as Antyodaya Express, Uday Express and Tejas Express in the next 12 months.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Collaborative short film made in India, Pakistan
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) "Matched!", a digital short film collaboration between India and Pakistan, celebrates the Independence Day of both the nations.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Poll panel virtually rules out simultaneous elections
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In the midst of the BJP's push for "One Nation, One Poll", the Election Commission on Tuesday appeared to rule out simultaneous polls to assemblies and the Lok Sabha given the present logistics and constitutional provisions.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
European Supercup: Early chance to assess both Real and Atletico Madrid (Preview)
Tallin, Aug 14 (IANS) Champions League winners Real Madrid and Europa League champions Atletico Madrid go head to head for the European Supercup in the Estonian capital of Tallin here on Wednesday night.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Cycling can reduce your loneliness, boost mental health
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Feeling lonely? Riding your bicycles may not only improve your general and mental health, but also increase social interaction, says a study.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
11 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy
Rome, Aug 14 (IANS) A section of a highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa collapsed during heavy rain on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and injuring five, officials said.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
HC defers 2G money laundering case hearing to October 25
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday deferred hearing in the 2G spectrum money laundering case against former Telecom Minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others to October 25.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi Minister inspects shelter homes
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) After cases of sexual abuse at shelter homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were reported, Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Tuesday inspected shelter homes here to check the security provided to the women.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
942 Police Medals to be given on I-Day, CRPF tops
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) constable Sharief-ud-Din Ganaie and Head Constable Mohammad Tafail, who lost their lives in 2017 while fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir, have been posthumously selected for the President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) -- the highest police medal.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Three contract killers arrested in Bengal, arms seized
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal's Criminal Investigation Department arrested three contract killers from the state's Durgapur town, who had gathered to kidnap and murder a local businessman, and seized arms and ammunition from them, said police on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hackers siphon Rs 94 crore from Pune's Cosmos Bank via ATMs in 28 countries
Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) The banking sector was rattled again when hackers siphoned off a whopping Rs 94.42 crore from the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd - the second oldest and second biggest cooperative bank in India - to foreign and domestic bank accounts, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dia Mirza, Saiyami Kher dole out hair care secrets
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Stars Dia Mirza and Saiyami Kher say it is essential to have a proper haircare regime, which includes regular oiling and hair spa.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' tops Billboard 200 Chart
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Rapper Travis Scott's "Astroworld" has topped the Billboard 200 Chart.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
PDP Youth President survives bid on life
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party's Youth President survived a bid on his life by unidentified assailants, party sources said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
DMK leaders pledge support to Stalin
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Top DMK leaders on Tuesday made it clear that they and the party were solidly behind its Working President M.K. Stalin, whose father and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi died a week ago.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
WADA head Reedie not to seek re-election
Glasgow, Aug 14 (IANS) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Craig Reedie on Tuesday confirmed that he would leave his post in 2019 November.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Chahal insists on using the brain more in red-ball cricket
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Rising leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal says "using the brain more" is important while playing red-ball cricket as batsmen tend to attack the bowlers less in the longer format of the game.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
WADA made two suggestions to Russia on reinstating Rusada, says president
Glasgow, Aug 14 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sent two suggestions to Russia for reinstating the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) in mid-June, but no response has been received so far, WADA President Craig Reedie said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics,Other Sports
Leading musicians come together for Krishnarao Pandit festival
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) In an attempt to celebrate quality and excellence across art forms, Taj Mahal Tea has partnered with Khayal Trust to host the esteemed Krishna Rao Festival this year. The festival will echo performances by renowned classical singers including Neela Bhagwat, Manjusha Patil and Kedia Brothers.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Simi Garewal pays tribute to Shashi Kapoor at IFFM
Melbourne, Aug 14 (IANS) Veteran actress Simi Garewal gave a touching tribute to the late "perfect co-star" Shashi Kapoor, with whom she featured in "Siddhartha", which was screened for cinephiles here at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM).
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Car crashes into people near UK Parliament, man arrested
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed into a number of cyclists and pedestrians before hitting security barriers outside the UK Parliament on Tuesday, the police said.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India's tea production down 4% in June
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) India's estimated tea production fell by around 4 per cent to 142.7 million kg in June from 148.4 million kg produced in the year-ago month, data from the Tea Board India showed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Backstreet Boys to be presenters at VMAs
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Backstreet Boys is among the list of celebrities who will be presenters at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Google storing location data has strong potential for abuse: Experts
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A day after reports surfaced that certain Google apps track your whereabouts even when you turn off location data, experts on Tuesday expressed concerns about the practice, stressing that location and identity data can be used for both good and bad.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Riteish Deshmukh remembers father on death anniversary
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) On the death anniversary of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, his son and actor Riteish Deshmukh got nostalgic and penned an emotional post.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Powar appointed India women's cricket coach till World T20
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar was on Tuesday officially appointed head coach of the women's national team until the ICC World T20 scheduled for November 2018.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Only 12 breeding pairs of Australian rare bird left
Canberra, Aug 14 (IANS) The last 12 breeding pairs of the beach stone-curlew bird indigenous to the Australasia region are under threat from feral foxes in New South Wales (NSW).
2018-08-14
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Indian hockey teams leave for Asian Games
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) With their vision set on securing qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, confident Indian men and womens gockey teams on Tuesday left for the 18th Asian Games to be held in Jakarta.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Samsung Galaxy S10 won't be company's first 5G device
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) Putting rumours to rest, Samsung Electronics has confirmed its upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone will not be the company's first 5G device.
2018-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Congress, BJP in video war over Rafale deal
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The war of words between the Congress and the BJP over the Rafale deal does not seem to be ending. They have now entered a video war.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Flipkart shuts eBay India operations; to launch new site
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Leading e-tailer Flipkart on Tuesday shut its eBay India operations, three months after US retail giant Walmart bought a 77 per cent stake in it for $16 billion.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
942 Police Medals to be given on I-Day, CRPF tops
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) constable Sharief-ud-Din Ganaie and Head Constable Mohammad Tafail, who lost their lives in 2017 while fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir, have been posthumously selected for the President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) -- the highest Police Medal.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
I don't believe in soft or hardcore Hindutva: Rahul
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi made it clear on Tuesday that he was not wedded to Hindutva - "soft or hardcore".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Equity indices end in green as wholesale inflation eases
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Easing wholesale inflation lifted the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday with the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex rising over 200 points.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mala fide intention behind I-T reassessment notice: Sonia Gandhi tells HC
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that the Income Tax department had mala fide intention in sending the reassessment notice to the Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YI).
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian rupee has given no-confidence to Modi: Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) With the rupee plunging to its lowest-ever level of 70.08 against the US dollar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the national currency has given a "no-confidence to the Supreme leader".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New concession model for greenfield airports proposed
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In a bid to make the airport sector more attractive to investors, the government on Tuesday proposed shifting from the current revenue sharing model to a fixed aeronautical yield model based on the number of passengers for greenfield airports.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Northeast Frontier Railway tightens security ahead of I-Day
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has tightened security across the northeastern region and some parts of West Bengal and Bihar ahead of Independence Day, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
TDP chief's daughter-in-law attends Rahul's meeting with CEOs
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's daughter-in-law N. Brahmani was among the industrialists who attended a meeting of CEOs addressed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Uttar Pradesh's huge plantation drives: But where is the space?
Agra Aug 14 (IANS) Huge plantation drives ordered by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his predecessor Akhilesh Yadav have prompted green activists to remark that these are "paper trees to be found only in government files."
2018-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi government announces jobs for 7,000 graduates
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday announced over 7,000 jobs of field surveyors for graduates for collecting household data in Delhi with a remuneration of up to Rs 1,500 per day.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mansi to play Zebby's on-screen mother
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Mansi Salvi will play actor Zebby Singh's on-screen mother in the upcoming romantic comedy show "Papa by Chance".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Exploring the female body through K. G. Subramanyan's drawings
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) An exhibition of chronologically-arranged drawings of noted painter and muralist K. G. Subramanyan, displaying over 300 drawings and murals made by the late painter on the female form, opened here at the Art Heritage Gallery on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
As long as you aren't entering my bathroom, I'm okay: Alia on rumours
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, whose personal life is garnering a lot of interest in the midst of a buzz about her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor, says she does not react to rumours and won't as long as someone is not entering her bathroom.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man arrested for trying to hoist Tricolour in Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) A man was arrested on Tuesday while trying to hoist the national flag here in order to avoid a commotion, police said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China protests against signing of US defence act
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China on Tuesday expressed strong dissatisfaction with the US government as it passed and signed a new defence legislation that was seen as targeted at Beijing.
2018-08-14
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Textiles, agriculture, pharma, IT: Moldova beckons India (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The East European nation of Moldova is wooing Indian investors in the areas of textiles, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and IT among others as it is set to open an embassy in this country in 2019, 28 years after attaining independence following the dissolution of the USSR.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
I don't believe in soft Hindutva, says Rahul
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi made it clear on Tuesday that he was not wedded to Hindutva - "soft or hardcore".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
I have more freedom in films: Sobhita Dhulipala
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Sobhita Dhulipala, who paved her way into Bollywood with "Raman Raghav 2.0" and features in Telugu film "Goodachari" which is doing well at the box office, feels she has more freedom in the field of acting than in the world of modelling.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chhattisgarh Governor dead
Raipur, Aug 14 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon died here on Tuesday, Chief Minister Raman Singh said. He was 91.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
VR technology helps amputees feel prosthetics as part of body
London, Aug 14 (IANS) In a breakthrough approach that combined virtual reality and artificial tactile sensations, amputees felt as though their prosthetic hand was part of their own body.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Technology
MP court gives death sentence for sodomy-murder of minor
Bhopal, Aug 14 (IANS) A Madhya Pradesh court has awarded death sentence to a man for abducting, sodomising and murdering a 10-year-old boy in Datia district.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beyonce, Jay-Z dedicate concert to Aretha Franklin
Detroit, Aug 14 (IANS) Singers Beyonce and Jay-Z paid tribute to legendary singer Aretha Franklin who is medically critical.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rajinikanth politically immature: Jayakumar
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Tuesday said actor Rajinikanth did not know the state's political history and was politically immature after he converted a condolence meeting for DMK President M. Karunanidhi to launch himself as a full-time politician.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India defers levy of safeguard duty on solar cells
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian government will not insist on payment of safeguard duty on import of solar cells for the time being in deference to an interim order passed by the Orissa High Court, a Finance Ministry official said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Firefighter dies in largest California wildfire
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) A firefighter died while fighting to contain the largest wildfire in California's history, authorities said.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Sterling K. Brown wonders about merit of Oscars' changes
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) "Black Panther" actor Sterling K. Brown is torn about the Academy Awards new popular film category.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Queer Eye' star Karamo Brown to launch line of bomber jackets
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) "Queer Eye" star Karamo Brown plans to bring his signature look to the masses by designing his own line of bomber jackets.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Zuber to play warrior in 'Vikram Aur Betaal'
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) "Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki" actor Zuber K. Khan will be seen playing the role of a warrior in the upcoming fantasy show "Vikram Aur Betaal".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jharkhand to cancel licence of 7 children's homes run by Missionaries of Charity
Ranchi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Jharkhand government will cancel the licence of seven children's homes run by Missionaries of Charity in Ranchi, said an official on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Prateik Babbar joins Nitesh Tiwari's next
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar is excited to join Shraddha Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput in Nitesh Tiwaris next yet-untitled project.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Governor in S. Korea acquitted of sexual assault
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) A former governor of a South Korean province and one-time presidential contender was acquitted of sexual assault by coercion in one of the high profile cases to emerge from the MeToo movement in the country.
2018-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I love talent shows: Rithvik Dhanjani
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Rithvik Dhanjani, who will soon host the show "India's Got Talent", says he loves talent shows.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tottenham to hold ceremony for club's World Cup footballers at Wembley
London, Aug 14 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) side Tottenham Hotspur will hold a special ceremony to welcome their footballers who played at the FIFA World Cup at the season's first home game at the Wembley Stadium this Saturday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sales Tax official arrested for taking bribe
Ranchi, Aug 14 (IANS) An anti-corruption team on Tuesday arrested a sales tax officer in Jharkhand's Palamu district while taking a bribe of Rs 7,000.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I never consciously try to be shocking, different: Kalki Koechlin
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) She made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap's "Dev.D" and went on to do some unconventional roles in films like "That Girl in Yellow Boots", "Margarita with a Straw" and "Waiting". National Award winning actress Kalki Koechlin says she never tries to be "shocking and different" and always expresses what she feels like -- just how instinctively she got her hair chopped recently.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Unwrap your desi style this Independence Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) While you showcase your love for the nation this Independence day, ensure that you keep your style quotient on point with uber-chic styles.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Liu Yifei makes first appearance as Mulan
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Disney has released the first look at Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei in costume as the title character in its much-anticipated live-action film "Mulan".
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Benicio Del Toro joins 'White Lies'
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Benicio Del Toro is set to star in Oliver Stones drama "White Lies".
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers
London, Aug 14 (IANS) With vaping becoming a style statement globally including in India, a small yet significant study has found that vaporisers may potentially disable key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation if used for long.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Odisha CM puts state on flood alert
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed all the district collectors to remain prepared for a possible flood situation as the Met Office has predicted heavy rains in the next two days.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Nora learns Spanish for 'Bharat'
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi has started taking basic Spanish lessons for her upcoming film "Bharat", starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala cancels Onam celebrations over floods
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) In view of the worst devastation in nearly a century suffered by Kerala due to rains and floods, the government on Tuesday cancelled this year's Onam celebrations, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Taliban militants overrun Afghan Army base, 17 soldiers killed
Maimana (Afghanistan), Aug 14 (IANS) At least 17 Afghan soldiers were killed after Taliban militants overran an Army base in the northern part of the country following a three-day intense fighting, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Isner, Schwartzman eliminated from Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati (US), Aug 14 (IANS) Ninth seed John Isner from the United States and 12th seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, both favourites to win the men's singles title at the 2018 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tennis tournament here, were eliminated in the first round.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
US state to carry out first execution using lethal injection
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Nebraska is scheduled to carry out its first execution in 21 years on Tuesday using lethal injection in the US state's history.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Azarenka beats Suarez at Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati (US), Aug 14 (IANS) Victoria Azarenka of Belarus eliminated Spain's Carla Suarez to advance to the second round of the women's singles category at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament, hoping to take the title again after five years.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Hong Kong independence talk held amid protests
Hong Kong, Aug 14 (IANS) A pro-independence activist delivered his highly anticipated speech here on Tuesday amid government pressure and protests by pro-China groups.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Government officer shot dead in Patna
Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) Unidentified assailants on Tuesday forced their way into a senior government officer's residence here and shot him dead, police said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madras HC orders CBI probe into Tuticorin police firing
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the police firing in Tuticorin in which 13 people were killed on May 22. The victims were taking part in a protest against the Sterlite copper smelter plant.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 killed in Pakistan court firing
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) At least five people were killed and three injured in a firing inside a tribal court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rupee hits record low against US dollar; recovers a bit
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Fears over a rise in global protectionist measures, along with a strong US economy, dragged the Indian rupee to a fresh intra-day low of over 70 against the US dollar on Tuesday before recovering by a fraction at Rs 69.98.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I pleaded for burial space at Marina: Stalin
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Opening up on the subject publicly for the first time, DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Tuesday said he had pleaded with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to allot space at the Marina beach to bury party President and his father M. Karunanidhi.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Hackers transfer Rs 94 crore from Pune's Cosmos Bank
Pune, Aug 14 (IANS) Suspected hackers siphoned off Rs 94.42 crore from the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd -- the second oldest and second biggest cooperative bank in India -- to various foreign and domestic bank accounts, police said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vasco da Gama sack coach Jorginho
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Bayern Munich and Brazil international full-back Jorginho has been sacked as coach of Vasco da Gama after just 10 games in charge.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
S.Korea suspends operation of uninspected BMW vehicles
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) The South Korean government on Tuesday ordered suspension of the operation of uninspected BMW vehicles after dozens of cars caught fire this year.
2018-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy
Sao Paulo eyeing bid for Paraguay defender Moreira
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) Sao Paulo could make a bid to sign Paraguay international defender Jorge Moreira from River Plate, the Brazilian football club's coach has announced.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Al Qaeda seeking 'opportunistic attacks', but capability 'low' in India: UN
United Nations, Aug 14 (IANS) The Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) is looking to carry out opportunistic attacks, but has low operational capability in India, according to a UN report.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
SC to hear plea against dilution of AFSPA
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on August 20 a plea against the dilution of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for their actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
BlackBerry KEY2 Lite may be unveiled at IFA 2018
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) A budget version of the newly-launched BlackBerry KEY2, which is likely to be named BlackBerry KEY2 Lite or KEY2 LE, may be launched at the upcoming IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Samsung cuts smartphone output in China, shifts focus to India
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) Samsung has reportedly cut its smartphone production in China to cope up with declining sales in the country and will now shift its focus to its facilities in India and Vietnam, the media reported.
2018-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Incessant rains cause landslides in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Torrential rains up to 30 cm lashed Karnataka's coastal and south interior districts, causing landslides and disrupting normal life, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Someday we'll know the truth about his death: Lal Bahadur Shastri's son
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) As a new web series titled "Lal Bahadur Shastri's Death - An Unfinished Story" is set to release on Independence Day on Wednesday, the former Prime Minister's son Sunil Shastri says that even 52 years after his father's death, the family lives in a hope that they will know the truth someday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Lower food prices ease India's WPI to 5.09% in July
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Lower prices of food items and primary goods decelerated the rise in India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to 5.09 per cent in July from 5.77 per cent in June, official data showed on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Knowlarity integrates Cloud-based offering 'Tentacle'
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's largest cloud telephony service provider Knowlarity on Tuesday announced integration of "Tentacle" -- a Cloud-based telemarketing software by Mumbai-based cloud telephony startup Sunoray -- into its global business communications.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'...Sabrina' first look photos out
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Netflix has unveiled initial photographs of upcoming series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina", which will release in October.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Man arrested after car crash outside UK Parliament
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A man was arrested on Tuesday after he crashed his car into security barriers outside the UK Parliament, injuring a number of pedestrians.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan Army plants 2 million trees
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has simultaneously planted 2 million trees in a campaign aimed at increasing greenery across the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Easing inflation data lifts equity market; record low rupee limits gains
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Easing wholesale inflation lifted the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday with the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex rising over 200 points.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
There has to be a limit to process of recreation: Sonu Nigam
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Singer Sonu Nigam says one can never compare authenticity of an original track with a recreated version.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sleeping pills linked to Alzheimer's disease risk: Study
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Regular intake of benzodiazepines, widely used to treat insomnia and anxiety, may be associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, a study has warned.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Chhattisgarh Governor on life support
Raipur, Aug 14 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon was put on life support here early on Tuesday after his health condition turned critical, hospital sources said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Centre declares Eid holiday on August 23
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The government on Tuesday announced a change in the holiday for Eid-ul-Zuha, saying that central government offices located in the national capital will remain closed on August 23 in place of August 22.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Nun abuse case: Kerala Police questions bishop in Punjab
Jalandhar, Aug 14 (IANS) Kerala Police on Tuesday questioned Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Roman Catholic Diocese here in Punjab following allegations of sexually abusing a nun, an official said. No arrest has been made so far.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-Day musing: Does not the law and its protecton apply to all? (Comment)
August 15 this year marks the 71st anniversary of Indian independence. As the Prime Minister unfurls the national flag at the Red Fort, it is a celebratory moment; yet, a certain sense of bleakness and despondency is palpable. There is a deeply ingrained perception that anarchy is spreading in the country and that the state has abdicated in its primary responsibility of ensuring the safety and security of every citizen, irrespective of religion, caste, class and gender. Recent events bear testimony to this mood.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
DMK Executive Committee pledges support to Stalin
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) The DMK's Executive Committee on Tuesday made it clear that the party was solidly behind its Working President M.K. Stalin.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Gameiro vows to score 20 goals for Valencia
Valencia (Spain), Aug 14 (IANS) Forward Kevin Gameiro said during his presentation as a Valencia CF player that he expects to score at least 20 goals this season and to help his new team finish higher than former club Atletico Madrid.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Peru striker Guerrero set for key role at Internacional
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Argentina forward Andres D'Alessandro has hailed the arrival of Paolo Guerrero at Internacional, saying his new teammate will provide a boost both on and off the pitch for the Brazilian football club.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
I am married to Congress, says Rahul
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday remarked that he is married to the party.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BSF, Rangers exchange sweets on Pakistan I-Day
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets on Tuesday on the international border in Punjab on the occasion of Pakistan's 72th Independence Day.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rains subside in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Rains started subsiding in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday a day after downpours and flashfloods left a trail of destruction.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
NASA to send submarine to seafloor next week: Report
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) NASA is set to send a submarine to the seafloor near Hawaii on August 20 in an effort to find an environment analogous to water worlds like Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus, the media reported on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
India's WPI eases to 5.09% in July
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices eased to 5.09 per cent in July from a rise of 5.77 per cent in June, official data showed here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Beijing asks US to treat Chinese companies fairly
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China on Tuesday called on the US to treat Chinese investors fairly and not use national security censorship to curb investment cooperation between companies of the two countries.
2018-08-14
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rashmi Gupta to play Saraswati in TV show
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Rashmi Gupta, known for shows like "Yeh Vaada Raha" and "Vani Rani", will play a well educated woman named Saraswati in the upcoming show "Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India's WPI eases to 5.09% in July
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices eased to 5.09 per cent in July from a rise of 5.77 per cent in June, official data showed here on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
No matter what the tide brings in, we have each other: Sussanne to Sonali
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) A picture is worth a thousand words, and Sonali Bendre's latest photographs are proof that the actress has a strong support system in her close friends Sussanne Khan and Gayatri Oberoi, as she battles cancer.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming to India on August 22
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) After a successful global launch in New York on August 9, South Korean giant Samsung will unveil its flagship Galaxy Note 9 in India on August 22.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Data-friendly Twitter Lite now in India
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) The micro-blogging platform on Tuesday made its data-friendly Twitter Lite Android app available in 21 more countries, including India, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kerala HC rejects Dileep's request for abduction video
Kochi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday turned down accused Malayalam actor Dileep's demand for a copy of the video of the abduction of an actress and her harassment at the hands of the perpetrators who took her around in a vehicle in Kochi for two hours in February 2017.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delving into the 'other side' of Amarnath Sehgal, S.H. Raza on Partition
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Amarnath Sehgal is best known for his sculpted marvels, S.H. Raza for his work with the brush. Little or nothing is known about their penmanship -- particularly about the trauma of Partition.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Hindu migrants from Pakistan living a life of homeless wanderers, courtesy Indian red-tapism (Social Feature)
Jodhpur, Aug 14 (IANS) At a time when the world is battling one of its biggest refugee crises, India has its own share of the problem -- thousands of Hindu migrants from Pakistan remain stranded at this Rajasthan transit hub. They have been awaiting their citizenship papers for years, despite submitting their passports, documents and hard-earned money too.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
An actor's job gets reduced to half with a good director: Vicky Kaushal
Melbourne, Aug 14 (IANS) Vicky Kaushal, who is on a roll with his diverse roles in films like "Raazi" and "Sanju", says working with a good director reduces an actor's effort by half to play a character convincingly.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
My job is not to make you happy: Manoj Bajpayee (IANS Interview)
Melbourne, Aug 14 (IANS) Raw, gritty, intense and flawless in his performances, Manoj Bajpayee, in his over two-decade career, has infused life into many a movies, without feeling the need to leave the audience "happy". That's not my job, says the widely acclaimed actor in his straight as an arrow style.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Guarantee no attack on critics of government: Umar Khalid to Modi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A day after he survived an attack on his life in the heart of the capital, JNU scholar Umar Khalid on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assure in his Independence Day speech that critics of the government won't be targeted.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Realty sector needs more reforms to realise full potential (Comment)
Landmark reforms like RERA and GST, as also demonetisation, have brought about much-needed transparency in transactions, helping the real estate sector to free itself of fraud, malpractices and other problems faced by consumers and investors. Yet, the sector needs more reforms to break free of the various ills that still plague it in order to realise its full potential as a major contributor to the country's GDP.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Books break barriers as Indo-Pak cultural exchanges diminish
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) At a time when diplomatic exchanges between India and Pakistan are at a standstill and cultural initiatives across the border have taken a backseat, the literary space has become the avenue for exchange of ideas, thoughts and perspectives between the two rival nations separated at birth.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books,Features,IANS Life
2 Pakistani soldiers killed on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian Army said on Tuesday that two Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Rupee hits record low against US dollar
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Fears over a rise in global protectionist measures, along with a strong US economy, dragged the Indian rupee to a fresh intra-day low of over 70 against a US dollar during the pre-afternoon hours on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India needs to drastically reform higher education in rapidly digitising world (Column: Active Voice)
As India gets ready to celebrating its 71st Independence Day, concerns over honing its human capital come to the fore. These mus be addressed if the nation is to seize the opportunity offered by a demographic dividend for sustainable and inclusive digital growth.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Rupee hits record low against US dollar
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian rupee on Tuesday slumped to its record low at 70 to the US dollar.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian, Swedish food to boost IKEA shoppers' energy (Foodie Trail - Hyderabad)
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Walking through the sprawling, newly-opened IKEA store here needs energy and the company is making sure that customers get to recharge at its trademark restaurant. The 1,000-seater restaurant is the biggest among the Swedish home furnishings retailer's global network in 50 countries.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
No stress with Katrina, whatsoever: Alia
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has dismissed any form of stress between herself and her current boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor's ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Musk working with top financial firms to take Tesla private
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Tesla founder Elon Musk has confirmed that he is closely working with Goldman Sachs and private-equity firm Silver Lake to take the electric carmaker private - a deal that would need nearly $70 billion in funding.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Naipaul's works will stay alive forever: Sahitya Akademi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's national academy of letters, the Sahitya Akademi, has mourned the death of Nobel Prize-winning writer V.S. Naipaul, saying that "his works will stay alive forever" and that the late writer of "A House for Mr Biswas" will continue to "inspire writers" in the times to come too.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
N.Korea calls for peace treaty to advance with denuclearization
Pyongyang, Aug 14 (IANS) North Korean state media on Tuesday called for the signing of a peace treaty, saying that mutual trust was necessary to advance with the denuclearization process of the Korean Peninsula.
2018-08-14
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) It was a cloudy Tuesday morning in the national capital with forecast of lights rains. The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill, the earliest in the year the bill has become law in more than four decades.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Apple delays 'Group FaceTime' feature for video calls
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Apple has delayed its "Group FaceTime" feature that will allow up to 32 people to simultaneously participate in video calls on iOS devices.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Macro-data, global cues push equity indices higher
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Positive macro-economic inflation data along with supportive Asian stock exchanges pushed the key indices of the Indian equity market higher during the morning trade session on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PIA under fire over Polish tourist's 'Kiki challenge'
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has come under fire over a promotional video made by the national flag carrier in collaboration with a Polish tourist who is seen doing the 'Kiki challenge' inside an empty aircraft.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
Facebook refutes report 'Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers'
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Facebook has denied a media report that cited one of its senior executives as saying that Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Data-friendly Twitter Lite now available in India
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) The micro-blogging platform has made its data-friendly Twitter Lite Android app available in 21 more countries, including India, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Vaping damages vital immune system cells: Study
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Earth's oldest known evolved rocks result of asteroids
Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS) The oldest evolved rocks on Earth are the consequence of asteroids colliding with the the planet 4 billion years ago,an Australian research released on Tuesday revealed.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervour
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) People all across Pakistan on Tuesday celebrated the country's 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Abuse-concealing Australian bishop to be held at home
Canberra, Aug 14 (IANS) A former Catholic archbishop will serve a maximum 12-month sentence in home detention for concealing child sexual abuse, an Australian court has ruled.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman killed in Myanmar shooting incident
Yangon, Aug 14 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman has been killed in a shooting incident in Myanmar's Mandalay city, media reported on Tuesday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Traffic suspended after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, Aug 14 (IANS) The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Tuesday due to multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban and Udhampur districts, a traffic official said.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook bags media rights of La Liga for Indian subcontinent (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook has bagged the media rights of Spain's top-division football championship, La Liga, for the Indian subcontinent, both parties have confirmed the path-breaking deal.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Anurag Basu, Bhushan Kumar join hands for a relationship drama
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar has joined hands with director Anurag Basu for a multi-starrer relationship drama.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Shreyas to play Bengali writer
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Shreyas Talpade will play a quirky Bengali writer in the forthcoming action comedy film titled "Bhaiaji Superhit".
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FBI fires agent for anti-Trump texts
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who said in a text message that he would help prevent US President Donald Trump from ever winning the White House, was fired by the agency, media reports said on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Israel, Egypt held secret meeting over Gaza in May: Report
Jerusalem, Aug 14 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo in May over the issue of the Gaza Strip, a media report said on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
All-in-One printers prone to hacking, researchers warn
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Researchers from a Nasdaq-listed Israeli security company have warned of vulnerabilities likely to be exploited by hackers on all-in-one printers with fax functionality.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Mark Wahlberg had fun shooting with Iko Uwais
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Mark Wahlberg enjoyed shooting with Indonesian actor Iko Uwais, and calls him a "sweetheart".
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Anna Kendrick taunts Ryan Reynolds
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Anna Kendrick, who has won 2018 Teen Choice Award for favourite Twitter personality, teased actor Ryan Reynolds who was nominated in the same category.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Young US women most unhappy with Trump presidency: Poll
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Seven in 10 American women aged between 18 and 35 years old are dissatisfied or angry about the Donald Trump's presidency, the highest percentage of any age group of women in the US, according to a poll released on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Trump signs $716 bn defence authorization bill
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday signed the $716 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
How to make your room beautiful with wall art
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A wall of the room exhibit most of the personality and adds little drama to life. They are really game-changers in current affairs of the lifestyle world which definitely demand the right choice at first place hence it is required to accurately choose pieces that will mesh with the existing space and helps to get a harmonious interior.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Musk confirms Saudi sovereign fund wants to pull Tesla off market
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk said on Monday that in late July he met with Saudi Arabia sovereign fund representatives to discuss the electric carmaker's possible exit from the stock market.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Audi CEO to remain in German police custody
Berlin, Aug 14 (IANS) A Munich Court on Monday rejected a request by Audi CEO Rupert Stadler to be released from police custody after being imprisoned eight weeks ago in the course of ongoing "dieselgate" investigations in Germany.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eva Longoria's son was 'so alert' when he was born
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria was surprised how "alert" her baby son Santiago was when he was born.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran unveils latest, successfully test-fired ballistic missile
Tehran, Aug 14 (IANS) The Iranian Ministry of Defense on Monday unveiled its latest short-range ballistic missile, which has been successfully tested, in spite of Washington's demands that it halts all ballistic missile programmes.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security
Cardi B's daughter swears at her
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B thinks her daughter is so "disrespectful" because she swears at her.
2018-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Manto' trailer to be out on Independence Day
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The trailer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui's "Manto", which is helmed by acclaimed actress-filmmaker Nandita Das, will release on digital platforms on Independence Day.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unlike politburo, Bengal CPI-M state committee refers Chatterjee as 'comrade'
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Contrary to the party politburo, the CPI-M West Bengal state committee paid tributes to veteran Communist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who died here on Monday, detailing his long association with the party and addressing him as "comrade" on four occasions.
2018-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Rashtraputra' maker lends his voice for 'Vande Mataram'
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Filmmaker and actor Aazaad, who is coming up with a new film "Rashtraputra", the life story of Indian freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, has lent his voice for the song 'Vande Mataram', released here on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Sui Dhaga' makes self-employment a necessity, not an option (Trailer Review)
After I saw Sharat Kataria's "Dum Laga Ke Haisha", I immediately sensed he was an important and portentous cinematic voice, meant to take our cinema far ahead. This time again in "Sui Dhaga" he weaves the dreams desires, destiny and doom of the small town working class community into a pastiche of struggle and hope.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tata Chemicals net profit up 14% in Q1
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tata Chemicals on Monday reported a 14 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit from operations to Rs 270 crore in the quarter ended June 30, 2018 as compared to Rs 236.52 crore in the year-ago period.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Amazon invests $400 million more in its Indian arms
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) The US-based world's largest e-tailer Amazon invested an additional $400 million (Rs 2,700 crore) in two of its Indian subsidiaries, said business intelligence platform Paper.vc on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Identity card-based India-Nepal cross-border movement suggested
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) The Eminent Persons' Group (EPG) on Nepal-India Relations has recommended the idea of "smart border" and limiting the cross border movements only from the designated border points.
2018-08-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diaspora,Diplomacy
No move to shift Bengaluru air show to Lucknow: Minister
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) There is no move to shift "Aero India 2019" from Bengaluru to Lucknow, as clarified by Defence Ministry officials, said Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar on Monday.
2018-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Tata Steel posts more than double net profit in Q1
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Tata Steel on Monday reported more than double consolidated net profit at Rs 1,934 crore in the quarter ended June 30, as compared to Rs 921 crore in the year-ago period.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Army exhibition begins in Jaipur
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian Army on Monday began its two-day 'Know Your Army' exhibition two days ahead of the Independence Day.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
TRS chief rules out alliance with BJP
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday ruled out any truck with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying that his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will "remain a secular party".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Prithvi Reddy appointed as AAP overseas convener
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Political Affairs Committee of the AAP on Monday appointed its Karnataka convener Prithvi Reddy as its overseas convener in order to strengthen the party's overseas support base.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India-made passenger aircraft to fly in 3 years: Minister
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)'s 19-seater "Saras" passenger aircraft will be ready within next three years, Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Lakhs to form human chain in Rajasthan districts on Tuesday
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) In an endeavour to pay respect to soldiers and inculcate a feeling of patriotism among the citizenry, around five lakh persons will form a human chief on August 14 in four border districts of Rajasthan, an official said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Submit report on Hapur lynching, SC tells UP IGP
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the IGP (Meerut Range) to submit a report on the lynching of a man in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh by a mob of alleged cow vigilantes.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Those opposing developmental projects have terror links: Modi
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said there are proof of links between terror outfits and those who oppose developmental projects in states.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Terrorism
Referendum 2020 was a no-show, has no support: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) Terming a rally held by a Sikh organisation in London as a "no-show and a damp squib", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday that the event has "exposed total lack of ground support for (pro-Khalistan) Referendum 2020 even outside India".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Diplomacy
All accounts "Standard", no difference with auditors: Jet Airways
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Jet Airways on Monday reiterated that all of its accounts with lenders are "Standard" without any overdues.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Oil India Q1 net profit up 56.19%
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Energy exploration and production major Oil India on Monday reported an exponential increase of 56.19 per cent in its standalone net profit for the first quarter of 2018-19.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Country lost a great leader in Somnath Chatterjee, says Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday condoled the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and said the "country has lost a great leader who always stood for the cause of the poor and the downtrodden classes of society".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gurugram Saral Kendra first in Haryana to offer digital payment solutions
Gurugram, Aug 13 (IANS) The Saral Kendra of Gurugram has become the first Centre in Haryana to have cashless fee payment facility, an official said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Hero MotoCorp to begin sale of Xtreme 200R model
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp will commence sale of premium motorcycle -- Xtreme 200R, priced at Rs 89,900 (ex-showroom Delhi) -- from next week.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SpiceJet launches complimentary IFE system
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet has become the first Indian low cost airline to launch a complimentary in-flight entertainment system.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Speaker cannot hoist national flag on August 15 in Parrikar's absence: Congress
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) Claiming violation of privilege of the executive, the Congress in Goa has demanded that Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly Pramod Sawant should not hoist the national flag on Independence Day in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BSE registered investors base crosses 4 cr mark
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE registered investors base (UCC) has crossed the 4 crore mark.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan releases 29 Indian prisoners
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) Twenty-nine Indian prisoners, including 26 fishermen, were set free on Monday from Pakistani prisons and sent back home through the Attari-Wagah joint check-post between the two countries, nearly 300km from here.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Shah pitches for simultaneous polls before law panel
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Upping the ante on the demand for simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha polls, BJP President Amit Shah has told the Law Commission that it will lead to cuts in the otherwise huge expenses borne on holding elections at present.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat plans 7-10 years' imprisonment for chain-snatchers
Gandhinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) The Gujarat Government on Monday announced that it has planned to move an ordinance recommending harsh punishment of seven to 10 years in jail for chain-snatching.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England name unchanged squad for third Test
London, Aug 13 (IANS) The England selectors have named an unchanged squad for the third cricket Test against India at Trent Bridge, starting August 18.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bengal CM lays foundation stone of Silicon Valley hub
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday laid the foundation stone of a Silicon Valley hub proposed to come up over 100 acres of land at New Town, a satellite city of Kolkata.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
Prasad 'habitual offender', lying to save Modi on Rafale deal: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Congress on Monday attacked Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, saying he is "a habitual offender in weaving lies" and is "brazenly misleading people sewing together a web of lies" to save Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Rafale deal.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Soldier killed, infiltration bid foiled on LoC in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) A soldier was killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday as the Army foiled an infiltration bid from across the border, officials said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Will further strengthen internal systems: PNB
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Monday said it will continue to strengthen its internal systems to foil any future attempts at fraud despite demonstrations by the employees' union of the lender at some centres.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi gets free Wi-Fi, fast broadband under 'smart city' project
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Parts of the national capital will now enjoy free Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched a slew of "smart city" projects on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
FC Barcelona president refuses to rule out Pogba move
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has not ruled out a late move for the Spanish football club to sign Manchester United's French international midfielder Paul Pogba.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
NAL to develop drones for civilian use: Minister
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) will develop drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for civilian use in various sectors, a Union Minister said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Technology,Defence/Security
Champs Ishaan, Shahan, Debarun to represent India at LeMans finals
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Bengaluru's Ishaan Madhesh, Agra's Shahan Ali Mohsin and Delhi's Debarun Banerjee bagged the top honours in their respective classes as the curtains came down on the MSport X30 Karting Challenge 2018 at the Meco Kartopia Circuit here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
Dynamos add Spanish goalkeeper Dorronsoro for ISL-5
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos FC on Monday added experienced goalkeeper Dorronsoro Sanchez to their ranks ahead of the fifth season of the cash-rich football league.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Karnataka asks PM to ensure Bengaluru hosts air show
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Karnataka on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the biennial Aero India air show is held in this tech hub in February 2019, as over the past two decades.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Joining AtlÚtico will help me become better player, says Arias
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Colombia's Santiago Arias on Monday said during his presentation as AtlÚtico Madrid's new right-back that joining the Spanish club would help him become a better player.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Tripura HC allows tribal party to hold demonstration
Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) In the first major setback for the BJP government in Tripura, the Tripura High Court on Monday, rejecting the state government's decision, allowed a tribal based party to hold a demonstration here in support of their demands including introduction of the NRC.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul Gandhi challenges PM for debate on Rafale deal
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a debate on the Rafale jet deal with France, reiterating his graft charge against the government.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
JNU scholar Umar Khalid shot at, escapes
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) JNU scholar Umar Khalid, accused of raising anti-national slogans in 2016, on Monday survived an attempt to kill him in the heart of the capital, saying he escaped only because of his friends.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lower food prices cool India's July retail inflation to 4.17% (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lower food prices eased India's July retail inflation to 4.17 per cent from 4.92 per cent in June, even as it continued to rule over the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s medium-term inflation target of 4 per cent, official data showed on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India reiterates call for UN reforms
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reiterated India's call for reforms in the UN Security Council (UNSC) during a meeting with President-elect of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Chatterjee was like elder brother: Mahajan
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said Somnath Chatterjee, a former Speaker who died earlier in the day, was like an elder brother who could guide her in running the House.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Four booked for shelter home deaths, two staff in police custody
Patna, Aug 13 (IANS) Two officials of a Patna shelter home arrested in connection with the death of two women inmates were sent in three-day police remand as the police on Monday registered an FIR against four persons, including these two, an official said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parineeti lends voice to Badshah's video
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra has supported rapper Badshah by lending her voice to the video of his new song "Heartless".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
'Annual reports must detail steps to prevent sexual harassment'
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) All government and private companies will have to furnish in their annual reports the details of steps taken to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace as per the law.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
CCI approves Intelenet's takeover by Teleperformance
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Monday approved the acquisition of Mumbai-based BPO firm Intelenet by a subsidiary of French outsourcing firm Teleperformance.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dwamena happy over joining La Liga's Levante
Valencia (Spain), Aug 13 (IANS) Striker Raphael Dwamena on Monday said during his presentation as a new player of Levante that he is thrilled about his transfer, with a four year contract, to the La Liga side from Switzerland's FC Zurich.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
India repatriates seven Pakistani prisoners
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) India on Monday repatriated on humanitarian grounds seven Pakistani civilian prisoners lodged in Indian jails, the External Affairs Ministry said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Centre issues advisory against national flags made of plastic
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Independence Day, the Union Home Ministry on Monday issued an advisory to all Central, state and Union Territory departments to carry out mass awareness programmes to stop use of national flags made of plastic, and ensure strict compliance of the flag code.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chhetri named Best Sportsperson by Kolkata sports journalists
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) India football team captain Sunil Chhetri was on Monday adjudged the Best Sportsperson of the Country by the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
CCI approves Adani Wilmar's acquisition of Ruchi Soya
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of food and agri products manufacturer Ruchi Soya by consumer edible oils major Adani Wilmar.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Take Solutions Masters champ Viraj Madappa jumps 1101 spots in golf rankings
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Indian golfer Viraj Madappa, who won the Take Solutions Masters title last weekend in Bengaluru, has jumped from 1561st rank to be 460th in the world rankings, which were announced on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Haryana cop gets promotion, appreciation for saving drowning man
Gurugram, Aug 13 (IANS) Gurugram Commissioner of Police K.K. Rao on Monday announced an out-of-turn promotion for Constable Lukman Khan for saving a man from drowning in a canal in Faridabad in Haryana a day earlier.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Restricted entry at DMRC's Heritage Line stations on Aug 15
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Stations on the Violet Line's Heritage section will have restricted entry and exit on Independence Day, Delhi Metro said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Two Idukki dam sluices shut, water level down to 'safe'
Idukki (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) Two of the five sluices of the Idukki dam, opened after a gap of 26 years on Thursday, were ordered to be closed by the Kerala government on Monday after the water at the reservoir came down to the "safe" level.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Brace up for air pollution in winter, Delhi L-G tells officials
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday directed officials of various government agencies to brace up to contain air pollution and smog in the city in winter.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
SEBI releases list of 1,677 penalty defaulters
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 1,677 individuals and companies failed to pay their penalties imposed by the Securities and Exchanges Board of India (SEBI) till May 31, a list published by the securities' market regulator showed here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha DGP directs verification of shelter homes
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) R.P. Sharma on Monday ordered a thorough verification of Child Care Institutions (CCI) in the state.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India eves secure semis berth with 1-0 win over Bhutan
Thimpu, Aug 13 (IANS) India progressed to the semi-finals of the SAFF Under-15 Football Championship, defeating hosts Bhutan 1-0 at the Changlimithang Stadium here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Bhutan,Sports,Football
Imran Khan accepts King Salman's invite for Saudi visit
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan has accepted an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to visit the kingdom, it was announced here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Somnath's family rebuffs CPI-M request to drape body in red flag
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee's family on Monday turned down the CPI-M leadership's request to drape the expelled member's body in a red flag and allow him to be taken to the party's West Bengal headquarters here and even barred one of the leaders from entering his house.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kohli slips to No.2 in ICC Test rankings
Dubai, Aug 13 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli dropped a spot to No.2 in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen, a day after his side slumped to an innings and 159-run loss to England in the Lord's Test.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Former LS Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dead, nation mourns (Roundup)
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Veteran parliamentarian Somnath Chatterjee, the first Communist Speaker of the Lok Sabha who had defied his party's call to quit the post, died here on Monday following a cardiac arrest and prolonged old age-related illness.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trump's media attacks close to incitement of violence: Top UN official
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has singled out US President Donald Trump's repeated designation of the press as "the enemy of the people", terming it "very close to incitement to violence".
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Nadal not to play 2018 Cincinnati Open
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal announced on Monday his withdrawal from the 2018 Cincinnati Open to have some rest, following his recent victory at the Canadian Open.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Indian Army to climb world's fifth highest peak Mt Makalu
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian Army plans to scale the fifth highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Makalu (8485 metres), the government said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Chargsheet against Kejriwal, 12 AAP MLAs in CS 'assault' case
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Nearly six months after the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, Delhi Police on Monday named Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs as accused in its chargesheet.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP, BJD indulging in match-fixing: Anand Sharma
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Monday said there has been match-fixing between the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2018-08-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Indian Naval ship reaches Fiji
Fiji, Aug 13 (IANS) An Indian Naval ship on Monday reached a Fijian port and over the next three days would be conducting activities in collaboration with the government there.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Fiji,National,Defence/Security
RLSP leader killed, police station set ablaze
Patna, Aug 13 (IANS) A local RLSP leader was shot dead on Monday in Bihars Vaishali district, triggering angry protests by residents who went on a rampage forcing police to open fire and injuring several demonstrators.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New time table for 300 trains from August 15
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In view of the ongoing maintenance/repair of rail infrastructure, the Railways on Monday announced a change in timings of more than 300 trains in its northern zone with effect from August 15.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengal urges SC to lift stay on notification of unanimous election results
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Monday urged the Supreme Court to lift a stay on the notification of results of candidates elected unopposed to rural local bodies as it was hampering the release of funds.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amid currency woes, Turkey accuses US of 'stabbing it in back'
Ankara, Aug 13 (IANS) Turkey on Monday accused the US of "stabbing it in the back" as the country's economic woes failed to stop market turmoil amid a deepening diplomatic spat with Washington.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rahul targeting Modi over Rafale because of IT probe in NH case: Prasad
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The BJP on Monday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, saying he was spreading a "blatant lie" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government over alleged corruption in the Rafale deal to escape the income tax department inquiry against him related to the National Herald case.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shah didn't disclose liabilities, suspend his RS membership: Congress to EC
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Congress on Monday met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) O.P. Rawat and demanded that BJP President Amit Shah's membership of the upper House be suspended for not disclosing his liabilities in his election affidavit during the Rajya Sabha polls last year.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PNB scam: Centre dismisses former MD on last day of service
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The central government on Monday dismissed former Allahabad Bank Managing Director Usha Ananthasubramanian on the day she was to superannuate from service, according to an official notification.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arun Gawli tops in Gandhi exam
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Aug 13 (IANS) Mafia don Arun Gawli, currently incarcerated for life in Nagpur Central Jail, has not only passed but topped the 2017 Gandhi awareness exam, surprising many, an organizer said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
If elected, Congress to bring one tax, remove GST: Rahul
Bidar (Karnataka), Aug 13 (IANS) Again dubbing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the Gabbar Singh tax, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said his party, if elected, would introduce one tax and remove the new indirect tax regime with five slabs.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC rejects plea on agreement on purchasing outdated 2G technology
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking quashing of an agreement between Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on purchasing of outdated 2G technology.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Haryana announces pay parity for commission chairpersons, members
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) In order to ensure parity in salaries, allowances and other perks of all chairpersons and members of state commissions and other authorities, the Haryana government on Monday announced that those holding constitutional or statutory posts would be allowed salaries as admissible to the Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Two Orthodox priests accused of rape surrender
Kollam/Thiruvalla, Aug 13 (IANS) Two Malankara Orthodox Church priests accused in a rape case of a woman parishioner, Monday surrendered as per the directive of the Supreme Court.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sukma killings: Chhattisgarh government opposes CBI probe plea
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government on Monday opposed in the Supreme Court a plea for a CBI inquiry into the killing of 15 alleged Maoists by security forces in Sukma district on August 6, terming it bogus.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Global protectionist measures drag rupee to record low
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Global protectionist measures, along with the outflow of foreign funds, weakened the Indian rupee to its record low of 69.94 per dollar on Monday, weaker by Rs 1.11 from its previous close of 68.83 per greenback.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sabarimala temple restricts devotees as Pamba river overflows
Sabarimala (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) The authorities at the famed Hindu temple Sabarimala on Monday decided not to allow devotees as the Pamba river is overflowing -- a situation described as unsafe for devotees by the temple administration.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Pune ranked most liveable city in India, Delhi 65th
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Pune is the most liveable city, followed closely by Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai in a ranking of 111 Indian cities with the national capital ranked at a lowly 65 on the Ease of Living Index released by the government here.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Indian currency printed by Chinese firm? AAP takes on Modi government
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The AAP government on Monday sought a clarification from the Centre following a report published in a Chinese daily claiming that a company there has been given the licence to print Indian currency.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Valencia's Coquelin back after 5-month injury
Valencia (Spain), Aug 13 (IANS) Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin returned to the field after being out for five months due to injury, the La Liga side confirmed on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
One-family rule in Telangana: Rahul Gandhi
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Targeting Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that there is a one-family rule and rampant corruption in the state.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Regulatory vacuum in dealing with GM food, says FSSAI chief
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Calling Genetically Modified (GM) food a "contentious issue", FSSAI Chief Executive Pawan Kumar Agarwal on Monday said there is a regulatory vacuum in dealing with the transgenic food.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Real Madrid's Odriozola to miss UEFA Super Cup with injury
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Real Madrid's Spanish right back Alvaro Odriozola is to miss the UEFA Super Cup clash against AtlÚtico Madrid with a right leg abductor injury, the Champions League reigning champion announced on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kalinic praises Costa, Griezmann during presentation as Atletico player
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic praised Atletico Madrid's forwards, France's Antoine Griezmann and Spain's Diego Costa, during his presentation as a Rojiblancos player on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Shashaa Tirupati to unveil Independence Day cover song
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) National Award-winning singer Shashaa Tirupati has collaborated with artistes Aasa Singh and Sid Paul for the cover of the song "Ae watan" from "Raazi" for Independence Day.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Toilet remark controversy leaves Goa Congress red faced
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) A raging controversy over a disparaging critique made by one of the Congress' senior-most leaders generically referring to NRI Goans as 'toilet cleaners' last week, has left the Congress leadership in Goa in a state of embarrassment.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Shah cancels August 16 Himachal visit
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah has cancelled his day-long visit to the Himachal Pradesh capital on August 16 owing to bad weather, the party said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung or Xiaomi: Who leads India's smartphone market?
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Smartphone users in India were left confused on Monday after global market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) crowned Xiaomi with a market share of 29.7 per cent and placed Samsung in the second spot with 23.9 per cent share in the second quarter of 2018.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
No war, no negotiations with US: Khamenei
Tehran, Aug 13 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that his country will neither wage a war against the US nor conduct negotiations with it.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
After Karunanidhi's death, Alagiri targets Stalin
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Six days after the death of M. Karunanidhi, his elder son and former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri on Monday asserted that "true loyalists" of his late father were with him and that his brother M.K. Stalin was a poor leader.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sukthankar's successor to be named by month-end: HDFC Bank chief
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Annoucing that HDFC Bank Deputy Managing Director Paresh Sukthankar's decision to resign was a personal one, Bank Chief Executive and MD Aditya Puri on Monday said a successor to Sukhtankar will be in place by month-end.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
16 killed in Himachal rains, hundreds stranded
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh claimed 16 lives, including four of a family, while hundreds of people were stranded across the state after incessant rains triggered landslides, snapping road links, officials said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Jaipur man back after languishing in Pak jail for 36 years
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) Gajanand Sharma, who was recently traced in a Pakistani jail more than 36 years after he was reported missing from his Jaipur home was released on Monday, officials said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Krasinski in awe of massive world of 'Jack Ryan'
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor John Krasinski says it is not possible to put his forthcoming series "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" in any category.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Elephant saved from drowning in Kerala (Lead, Correcting headline)
Thrissur (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) An elephant had a narrow escape when it was saved from being swept away by temporarily lowering the sluice gates of the Peringalkuthu Dam in flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistani maritime security ship arrives in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistani Maritime Security Ship (PMSS) "Kashmir" on Monday reached Colombo port on a four-day goodwill visit, the Navy media unit said here.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Apologise, Trinamool leader tells Amit Shah in legal notice
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Two days after BJP President Amit Shah made a veiled attack on Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee indirectly accusing him of corruption, he issued a legal notice to Shah asking him to apologise within 72 hours.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Merkel to meet Putin in Germany
Berlin, Aug 13 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on the outskirts of Germany's capital at the weekend, it was announced on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Another BMW catches fire in South Korea
Seoul, Aug 13 (IANS) A BMW caught fire on Monday in South Korea, the latest in a series of similar cases affecting the German carmaker which have led to a recall amid rising security concerns.
2018-08-13
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
JNU scholar Umar Khalid targeted, escapes
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) JNU scholar Umar Khalid, accused of raising anti-national slogans in 2016, was attacked in the heart of the capital on Monday by one or two men but police declined to confirm if he was fired at as claimed by the ex-student and his friends.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 300 killed in Ghazni city fighting: Afghan Defence Minister
Kabul, Aug 13 (IANS) Over 300 people, including 100 government troops and 30 civilians, have been killed in the intense fighting between Taliban militants and the security forces in Afghanistan's Ghazni city, the country's Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rains trigger landslides in north Kerala, no damage reported
Idukki/Malappuram/Kozhikode/Wayanad, Aug 13 (IANS) Landslides caused by rains in northern districts of Kerala like Malappuram and Kozhikode on Monday gave some anxious moments, but there was no loss of life or property since these occurred in uninhabited areas.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Chatterjee played critical role in regaining investors' confidence, say industrialists
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee had played "a critical and important role" as the Chairman of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation and he performed "onerous task of regaining investors' confidence" for promotion of industries in the state, said industrialists on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tyson to grace Kumite 1 MMA league next month
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Boxing legend Mike Tyson is all set to set foot on Indian soil for the first time at the launch of the first global team Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) league -- Kumite 1 League on September 29 here.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Team Avengers win 2nd Tango League India
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Team Avengers was named the new champions of the second edition of the Tango League India, a five-a-side football tournament.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Record low rupee, global cues subdue equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian rupee slumping to its record low, along with broadly negative global cues, depressed the Indian equity market on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Attack on Khalid cowardly, says JNU Students' Union
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) on Monday termed the attack on student leader Umar Khalid "cowardly" and a result of Narendra Modi government's "hate-filled propaganda" against the university students.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Prenatal Tdap vaccination does not increase autism risk: Study
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Administering Tdap vaccination -- tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis -- to pregnant women may not increase children's risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, claims a study of more than 80,000 children born.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I feel being nervous is natural: Amit Trivedi
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) National Award-winning composer Amit Trivedi is excited and nervous about his new song "Mumma ki parchai", which released on Monday. He says being nervous is "something natural".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Why marine animals are more vulnerable to man-made pesticides
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Marine mammals such as dolphins, manatees, seals and whales, which evolved to make water their primary habitat, lost the ability to make a gene that defends humans and other land-dwelling mammals from the neurotoxic effects of a popular human-made pesticide, a new study has revealed.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
No one will die: Dean Jones on India's consecutive outings in Asia Cup
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Noted cricketer-turned-commentator Dean Jones sees no problems in defending champions India playing two matches on consecutive days when they open their Asia Cup campaign against a qualifier on September 18 before playing arch-rivals Pakistan, the following day.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BenQ leads India projector market
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics giant BenQ on Monday announced that it has been ranked the top projector brand in the fast-growing India market.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HC seeks Centre's response on plea on HIV patients
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Central government to file response on a plea seeking immediate notification of a law to protect human rights of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-affected persons and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Outlook for job recruitment positive during July-December 2018: Report
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The outlook for recruitment activity is positive for the second half of 2018, a report of the job portal Naukri.com said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lower food prices ease India's July retail inflation to 4.17%
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lower food prices eased India's July retail inflation to 4.17 per cent from a rise of 4.92 per cent in June, official data showed on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jodhpur cleanest station, Varanasi slips in ranking
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Jodhpur and Marwar in Rajasthan were declared the cleanest railway stations, while Varanasi, the prime minister's Lok Sabha constituency, slipped to the 69th position in the third cleanliness survey released on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Hindu right-wing arrests: Maharashtra ATS probes UP, Assam links
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Four days after busting a terror plot involving some Hindu right-wing activists in Palghar, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has found a mini arms making unit and is now probing their links in Uttar Pradesh and Assam, official sources said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Somnath's family rejects CPI-M request to drape body with red flag
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee's family on Monday turned down the request of the CPI-M leadership to drape the expelled member's body in the red flag and allow him to be taken to the party's West Bengal state headquarters here for people to pay their last respects.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rooney stars as DC United script dramatic 3-2 win in MLS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Wayne Rooney was at his prolific best as DC United secured a dramatic last-gasp 3-2 win over 10-man Orlando in the Major League Soccer (MLS) here.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Security beefed up in J&K ahead of Independence Day
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Security forces have been put on high alert in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in Kashmir Valley, ahead of Independence Day to thwart militants' attempts to disrupt official functions and celebrations on August 15.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Srishti Jain to play wedding planner in show
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Srishti Jain will be seen as a wedding planner in the upcoming show "Main Maayke Chali Jaaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Budding footballer dies while playing
Kalna (West Bengal), Aug 13 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended on Kalna as 18-year-old goalkeeper Ripon Mali died after collapsing on the field during a football match at Nischintapur village in East Burdwan district, locals said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Football
Nation grieves for Somnath Chatterjee (National Second Lead)
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying glowing tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, one of the country's most respected parliamentarians, who died here in the morning.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian paddlers annex silver, bronze at Nigeria Open
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Indian paddler Ronit Bhanja turned in a gritty performance to annex a silver in the Under-21 men's singles while Abhishek Yadav and Sarthak Gandhi bagged a bronze in the men's doubles at the 2018 ITTF Challenge, Seamaster Nigeria Open.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Why PM is silent on rapes, asks Rahul Gandhi
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on incidents of rape across the country.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India's July retail inflation eases to 4.17%
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lower food prices decelerated the pace of India's retail inflation in July to 4.17 per cent from a rise of 4.92 per cent in June, official data showed on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I've always believed in meaningful cinema: Nikita Dutta
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Nikita Dutta, known for TV shows like "Ek Duje Ke Vaaste" and "Haasil", will make her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar-starrer "Gold". She says she has always believed in meaningful cinema.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Finally, Muslim husband performs 'shradh' for departed Hindu wife
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A Muslim man, Imtiazur Rahman, who was denied permission to perform the final rites of his dead Hindu wife at a temple here last week because of his religion, has finally been able to hold the ceremony with the help of a Bengali philanthropic cultural society in Delhi.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Officials save elephant in flooded
Thrissur (Kerala) Aug 13 (IANS) District Officials on Monday saved a wild elephant from being swept away by temporarily lowering the floodgates of the Peringalkuthu dam.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indo-US homeland security talks should continue, envoy tells Rijiju
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster on Monday told Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju that his country was keen on continuing the ongoing homeland security dialogue between the two countries to jointly counter the threats posed by terrorism.
2018-08-13
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Chargsheet against Kejriwal, Sisodia in CS 'assault' case
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Delhi Police on Monday filed a chargesheet against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for allegedly assaulting Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No 'Parmanu' sequel for Diana Penty
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Diana Penty says "Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran" is best as a stand alone film.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CPI-M desists from calling Somnath 'comrade' in condolence note
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday issued a brief condolence message on the death of veteran Communist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee that conspicuously avoided any reference to his long association with the party.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Good Earth to debut at LFW 2018 with first couture collection
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Since the inception of its clothing line Sustain, Good Earth is all set to make its debut at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) 2018 after a decade with the launch of its couture collection titled "The Miniaturist".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Irrfan no longer part of 'Gormint'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan on Monday said he will not be able to fulfil his acting commitment to Amazon Prime Original Series - "Gormint" (formerly known as 'Ministry) due to his "ongoing situation".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amjad Ali Khan releases new version of National Anthem
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have created a special sarod rendition of the National Anthem to honour India's 72nd Independence Day.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Over 34,000 infected with dengue in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Aug 13 (IANS) The number of people suffering from dengue in Sri Lanka has increased to over 34,000 so far this year, with Colombo reporting the highest number of infected patients, official statistics revealed on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Pakistan's new National Assembly begins session, 329 members take oath
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) The maiden session of Pakistan's newly-elected National Assembly began here on Monday, with the outgoing speaker administering the oath to 329 members of the Lower House of the Parliament as part of the country's second democratic transition of power.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Fukushima residents complain over child's statue in radiation suit
Tokyo, Aug 13 (IANS) Residents of Japan's Fukushima city have demanded the removal of a statue of a child in a protective suit, saying it gives the impression that the area is unfit for human habitation as a result of the 2011 nuclear disaster.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society
England's Rashid acheives rare feat
London, Aug 13 (IANS) England rode on an all-round effort to cruise to an innings and 159-run win over India in the Lord's Test, but there was one man in leg-spinner Adil Rashid, who achieved a rather dubious record of being part of a winning outfit without any contribution.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
See Sridevi's reflection in Janhvi, Khushi: Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) On Sridevi's 55th birth anniversary on Monday, actor Anil Kapoor wrote a heartfelt note saying that he sees the reflection of the late star in her daughters Janhvi and Khushi.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Why won't NASA's Parker Solar Probe melt?
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) With NASA launching a historic Parker Solar Probe deeper into the solar atmosphere than any mission before it, a moot question arises: Why won't it melt?
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
I always wanted to do an Indian family film: Varun Dhawan
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming "Sui Dhaaga", says that he always wanted to do an Indian family film that goes to all parts of the country.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Reliance Jio leads India feature phone market in Q2 2018: IDC
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Reliance Jio, the telecom operator and the main driver of the 4G feature phone segment with its JioPhones, remained the top vendor in the overall feature phone market in India in the second quarter of this year, according to data from International Data Corporation (IDC).
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Acquisition of 6 next generation offshore patrol vessels approved
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The government on Monday approved the procurement of six indigenously-built next generation offshore patrol vessels at a cost of nearly Rs 5,000 crore for the Indian Navy to be used in military operations other than war, like anti-piracy and counter-infiltration missions.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
'Doodle 4 Google' can get you Rs 5 lakh scholarship
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Google on Monday announced the "2018 Doodle 4 Google" contest inviting creative, art-loving students from across India to bring their imagination to life for the search engine giant's logo.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Samsung or Xiaomi, Who's leader of smartphone market in India?
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Smartphone users in India are a confused lot after market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) on Monday crowned Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi with a market share of 29.7 per cent and placed Samsung in the second spot with a share of 23.9 per cent.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Tecno Mobile launches 2 budget smartphones (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Expanding its camera-centric portfolio, Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings' subsidiary Tecno Mobile on Monday launched two budget smartphones in India.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pollution check: SC okays colour-coded stickers for vehicles
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday accepted Centre's proposal to have hologram-based colour-coded stickers on vehicles that would help in identifying automobiles running on various kinds of fuels.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Somnath Chatterjee: A die-hard Marxist forsaken by his party (Obituary)
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) For long the voice of Opposition, Somnath Chatterjee was the first Communist Speaker of the Lok Sabha and one who defied his party and refused to quit the post over the Indo-US nuclear deal in 2008, leading to his expulsion from the CPI-M.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Four Delhi principals to issue Learner's Driving License
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In a first of its kind initiative, principals of four Delhi government colleges were appointed as the Licensing Authority for issuing Learner's Driving License for students.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Anushka was afraid to play Mamata in 'Sui Dhaaga'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film "Sui Dhaaga", says she was afraid to play the role of Mamata in the movie.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chargsheet filed against Kejriwal, Sisodia in CS 'assault' case
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Delhi Police on Monday filed a chargesheet against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for allegedly assaulting Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jodhpur, Marwar cleanest stations: Railway Minister
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Jodhpur and Marwar railway stations in Rajasthan were declared the cleanest in the third cleanliness survey, released on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
AIFF hints at India playing more friendlies with West Asian countries
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) senior vice president Subrata Dutta, who was elected vice president of the South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF) recently, on Monday said the Indian football team will play friendlies with West Asian teams on a regular basis from now on.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
JNU scholar Umar Khalid targeted, escapes
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) An unidentified man opened fire at controversial Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) scholar Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club here on Monday but he escaped unhurt, police said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nadal downs Tsitsipas, Halep defeats Stephens to win at Toronto
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Spanish World No. 1 Rafael Nadal defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece while Romania's Simona Halep overcame the tenacious resistance of America's Sloane Stephens in the final of the Rogers Cup here.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Tennis
Alagiri targets Stalin - after Karunanidhi's death
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Six days after the death of M. Karunanidhi, his elder son and former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri on Monday asserted that "true loyalists" of his late father were with him and that his brother M.K. Stalin was a poor leader.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Singer Aretha Franklin in critical condition
Detroit, Aug 13 (IANS) "Respect" fame singer Aretha Franklin is believed to be 'gravely ill, with the music icons family gathering at her bedside.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan frees 30 Indian prisoners
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday released 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, in a goodwill gesture ahead of the country's Independence Day.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Arms racket busted in Bengal, two arrested
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Police on Monday busted an arms racket at south 24 Parganas district's Sonarpur area and arrested two persons.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coronary artery compression in kids is dangerously common: Study
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) The incidence of compression of the heart muscle and coronary arteries in children fitted with pacemakers may be slightly more common than previously believed, say cardiologists advocating stricter monitoring to identify and prevent complications.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Global cues, weak rupee depress equity indices; rupee hits fresh low
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues along with weakness in the Indian rupee and caution ahead of the release of macro-economic inflation data point subdued the key Indian equity indices on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Counter-protesters outnumber white supremacists in Washington rally
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Counter-protesters outnumbered a small group of white supremacists as it staged a rally near the White House here, media reports said.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
There is need for data exchanges in India: IT Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) India recognises the enormous potential of Big Data and analytics in enriching the economy and the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) is mulling over the pros and cons of setting up data exchanges in the country, a senior official said here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Techno Mobile launches 2 budget smartphones
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Expanding its camera-centric portfolio, Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings' subsidiary Tecno Mobile on Monday launched two budget smartphones in India.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP wants simultaneous polls, Amit Shah tells law panel
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The BJP on Monday upped its demand for simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha polls with its President Amit Shah writing to the Law Commission asserting that this would cut the huge expenses running into thousands of crore of rupees spent on elections.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Karnataka CM condoles Somnath's death
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday mourned the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, describing the veteran parliamentarian as a towering figure in Indian politics.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
JNU scholar Umar Khalid targeted
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) An unidentified man opened fire at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) scholar Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club here on Monday, police said. Khalid escaped unhurt.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TLC India launches travel scholarship to explore India
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Lifestyle channel TLC India on Monday announced a contest through which they will be giving three winners travel scholarship to explore India.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC notice to Centre on plea for court-monitored CBI probe into official's suicide
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a plea seeking court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged suicide of senior bureaucrat B.K. Bansal in 2016.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US Ambassador meets Rijiju in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster called on Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju here on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Maldives wants to rid itself of excessive Indian influence: Chinese media
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) The Maldives asking India to take back its military helicopters and personnel deployed there reflects the country's "increasing desire to rid itself of the excessive Indian influence", Chinese state media has said.
2018-08-13
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India steps up vigil on borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Independence Day, Indian authorities have asked security forces to increase vigil along the international borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar, officials said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Turkey takes action in bid to curb currency crisis
Ankara, Aug 13 (IANS) The Central Bank of Turkey (TCMB) on Monday announced it will provide all required liquidity to ensure financial stability after the collapse of the Turkish lira against the US dollar. The crisis has rattled markets around the world.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Should DMK-AIADMK refashion their strategy?
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) As the DMK prepares for life after its late President M. Karunanidhi, questions have cropped up whether the party and AIADMK should refashion their core strategy in the void left by him and his arch rival J. Jayalalithaa.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Golfer Koepka wins PGA Championship
St. Louis (Missouri), Aug 13 (IANS) American golfer Brooks Koepka on Sunday won his third major championship at the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Championship, overcoming legendary Tiger Woods by two strokes here on Sunday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Golf
TN leaders condole Somnath's death
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu leaders on Monday condoled the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Photo-editing app on Instagram faces users' ire
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Instagram is facing criticism for not removing an advertisement of a paid photo editing app "Facetune" that is targetted at women under 25 years of age.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Odisha CM invites Chinese team for investors' meet in Nov
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday invited a business delegation of Fujian province of China to participate in the Make in Odisha conclave scheduled in November this year.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Hearing of pending graft cases against Sharif adjourned
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) An accountability court here on Monday adjourned the hearings of two remaining corruption references against deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family till August 15 following a commotion over reported firing outside the court premises, the media reported.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Autistic women lack access to reproductive planning: Study
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities like autism and Down syndrome have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, indicating a lack of access to reproductive planning, a new study has found.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Maharashtra mourns Somnath
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Maharashtra leaders on Monday mourned the death of veteran Communist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee in Kolkata.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sanskrit dance drama to be enacted in 6-day festival
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Performances of Kerala's Sanskrit theatre, Kutiyattam, deemed as one of India's oldest living theatrical traditions, will be held at a six-day festival at the India International Centre (IIC) here, starting Thursday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Chatterjee was role-model MP: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee died at a time when parliamentary democracy and Constitutional values in the country are under "stress".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Somnath's body to be donated to hospital
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who died on Monday in a clinic, will be accorded a gun salute at the West Bengal Assembly. Later, his body will be donated to the state-run SSKM Hospital in line with his pledge.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Joseph Kahn attacks BTS band members
Seoul, Aug 13 (IANS) Korean-American film and music video director Joseph Jun-hee Kahn has accused BTS music band members of having plastic surgery.
2018-08-13
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fatima Sana Shaikh to endorse watch brand
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) "Dangal" star Fatima Sana Shaikh has been announced as the brand ambassador of watch label Fossil India.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
ASUS India launches 3 new laptops in ZENBook Series
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Taiwanese technology company ASUS on Monday unveiled three new models in its popular ZENBook Series in India.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Show Stopping Bride' is for brides of today, says Payal Singhal
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Desinger Payal Singhal, who will be showcasing a range titled 'Show Stopping Bride' at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2018, says the collection is an ode to the past, reinvented for the brides of today.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Exhibition displays artist's watercolours that play with light
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The recent works of Manish Pushkale, a painter of light and luminosity, are exhibited at the Akar Prakar art gallery here from Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sri Lankan tourist police told to learn Hindi
Colombo, Aug 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara on Monday said 25 new police posts will be set up covering all main the tourist spots across the country for visitors' security. And police personnel have been asked to learn Hindi.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Four killed in MP road accident
Bhopal, Aug 13 (IANS) Four teachers from Madhya Pradesh were killed early on Monday while returning from a tour of Agra, police said.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
100 Afghan soldiers go missing from Ghazni
Kabul, Aug 13 (IANS) About 100 soldiers of the Afghan Special Force have gone missing in the Ghazni province, where government troops are battling Taliban militants backed by US airstrikes, authorities said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Global cues, weak rupee subdue equity indices; banking stocks fall
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Broadly negative global cues along with weakness in the Indian rupee subdued the key Indian equity indices on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Death toll in Indonesia earthquake reaches 436
Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) Indonesian authorities on Monday raised the death toll from a devastating 7-magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Lombok on August 5 to 436.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Shiv Sena dismisses PM's interviews as 'propaganda'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) In its first reaction to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's published interview, BJP ally Shiv Sena on Monday described it as "akin to sheer propaganda".
2018-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nation grieves for Somnath Chatterjee (National Lead)
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying glowing tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, one of the country's most respected parliamentarians who died here in the morning.
2018-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Leicester's costliest buy, Slimani, joins Fenerbahše on loan
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Leicester City's record signing, Algerian forward Islam Slimani has joined Turkish football outfit Fenerbahše on a season-long loan.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
China imposes cooling-off period on couples seeking divorce
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) Chinese courts have began to impose a cooling-off period on couples, seeking to legally separate, in an effort to check the increasing divorce rate in the country, authorities said on Monday.
2018-08-13
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion
Video game to improve empathy in school kids
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Playing certain video games can boost kids' empathy, and learning such skills may change neural connections in the brain, researchers said.
2018-08-13
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Microsoft builds digital solution for CBSE to prevent paper leaks
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which came under heavy criticism this year following the leak of class 10 mathematics paper and class 12 economics paper, has forged a partnership with tech giant Microsoft to prevent such leaks in the future.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
DMK's true loyalists with me: Alagiri
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri on Monday claimed that "true loyalists" of M. Karunanidhi, his father and the late DMK President, were with him.
2018-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Marijuana safe to treat epilepsy in kids: Study
Sydney Aug 13 (IANS) Consuming a marijuana-based drug may be safe in treating children with severe epilepsy, results of a clinical trial has showed.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Dembele, Ter Stegen help Barcelona win Spanish Supercup
Tangier (Morocco), Aug 13 (IANS) Ousmane Dembele scored a spectacular 25-yard shot with just over 10 minutes remaining and goalkeeper Marc-AndrÚ ter Stegen saved a last minute penalty to give FC Barcelona a 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Spanish Supercup.
2018-08-13
Category: International, Morocco,Sports,Football

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