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6-year-old falls into borewell in Karnataka
Belagavi (Karnataka), April 22 (IANS) A six-year-old girl slipped into an open borewell in a village in Karnataka's Belagavi district on Saturday, said a police official.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP files complaint against Kejriwal over his dengue comment
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi BJP unit on Saturday filed a police complaint against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his Facebook post, which urged the voters not to vote for them (BJP) if they want to get rid of dengue and chikungunya-like diseases.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai beat Delhi in IPL tie
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
BJP MP's comments on Modi's marriage go viral
Bhopal, April 22 (IANS) A BJP MP's purported comments that Prime Minister Narendra Modi got "married but didn't set up his household" was released on Saturday and has gone viral over social media.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Bopanna-Cuevas enter Monte Carlo final
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 22 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated Romain Arneodo of Poland and Hugo Nys of France in straight sets to enter the men's doubles final of the Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Rajnath launches 'Oorja' CAPF football meet
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The 'Oorja' CAPF Under-19 men's and women's football tournament was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Barca's Neymar to miss Madrid clash
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona striker Neymar Jr. will be unavailable for Sunday's 'El Clasico' against bitter rivals Real Madrid after Spain's Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) said on Saturday that it was unable to hear the Catalan club's bid to allow him to play.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'El Clasico' not decisive, says Zidane
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday that he wanted to avoid seeing his side classed as favourites ahead of Sunday's 'El Clasico' at home to bitter rivals FC Barcelona.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi Police questions Dinakaran in poll symbol row case
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Police on Saturday questioned sidelined AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran for allegedly attempting to bribe Election Commission officials in a case related to the party's poll symbol.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL-10: Clinical Delhi restrict Mumbai to 142/8
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils (DD) rode on an excellent bowling effort to restrict an in-form Mumbai Indians to 142/8 in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Roadmap for India's transformation at NITI Aayog meeting on Sunday
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A roadmap for rapid transformation of India will be presented at the NITI Aayog Governing Council's third meeting on Sunday at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, which will be presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Earth Day-2017: Students, environmentalists, MNCs join chorus to save planet (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The 48th Earth Day celebrations on Saturday saw participation from school children in awareness drives, campaigns in social media, emotional appeals from MNCs and a request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep the planet clean and green.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
I-League: Shillong aim to improve standing (Preview)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC will aim to improve on their best-ever position in the I-League when they take on Mumbai FC at the Cooperage Football Ground here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Congress complains to Delhi election commission against publication of opinion poll
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi Congress on Saturday complained to the Delhi State Election Commission alleging that the Times of India's Delhi edition had violated the poll panel's guidelines by publishing an opinion poll within 48 hours of the end of polling for Sunday's municipal corporation elections.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
India will welcome Apple if it comes, says Prasad
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) India would welcome Apple to make its iconic iPhones in the country where a lot of big firms were already making mobile phones, said Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Four cow vigilantes held for attack on J&K nomads, hunt on for others
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Four members of a self-styled 'gau rakshak' (cow vigilante) group were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after they attacked and injured a nomadic family of five including a 9-year old girl and stole all their livestock, police said here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul takes dig at Modi over advice to babus, Smriti hits back
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for asking civil servants not to use social media for self-promotion or spend too much time online. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani hit back.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
BFC thrash DSK in I-League tie
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Defending champions Bengaluru FC (BFC) produced a dominant performance to humiliate DSK Shivajians 7-0 in their football I-League encounter at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Anyone against 'Jai Sri Ram' chants to become history: Bengal BJP
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Referring to the BJP's strong presence all over the country, the party's West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh on Saturday said anyone opposing the chants of "Bharat Mata ki Jai" and "Jai Sri Ram" will become history.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Now, Nitish Kumar for all-India prohibition for progress
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday proposed "total prohibition" across India which he said will put the country on the path of quick development.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Indian IT firms don't steal jobs, create them: Prasad
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Indian IT companies, which conquered the world with their software skills, don't steal jobs anywhere in the world but create them, asserted Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Not enough global political will to prioritise children: Satyarthi
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday said the world lacks enough "global political will" to prioritise children and adequate budgetary allocations have not been made for education, health and child protection.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Odisha BJP executive meet focuses on strengthening base
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) The Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday began its two-day state executive meeting with a view to strengthening its organisational base in the state ahead of the 2019 elections.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Do away with blacklist on religious lines, Punjab CM urges Centre
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A day after getting central assurance on blacklisted Sikh youths, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and suggested doing away with the list made on religious lines.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
What matters is keeping your calm: Dhoni's key to successful run chase
Pune, April 22 (IANS) After guiding Rising Pune Supergiant to a thrilling last ball six wicket win against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Saturday, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the key to successful run chases is staying "calm".
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Death toll rises to nine in Bengal violence, six arrested
Birbhum (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) With two more persons succumbing to their injuries since the late hours on Friday, the toll in the crude bomb explosion in West Bengal's Birbhum district has risen to nine, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hero keen to invest Rs 400 cr for 'cycle valley' in Punjab
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid the revival in industry sentiment in Punjab, Hero Cycles on Saturday expressed interest in setting up a Rs 400 crore 'cycle valley', on the lines of the Silicon Valley, near the state's Sahnewal town.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Earth Day-2017: Nature's warning - mend ways now or be doomed
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Even as the world celebrated the 48th Earth Day on Saturday, over a hundred farmers from drought-hit Tamil Nadu were seen protesting in the national capital along with the skulls of their kin, who chose to kill themselves as deficit rains for the fourth year in a row spelt doom for them.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) Two militants holed-up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district were killed in a gunfight with security forces on Saturday, police said.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
15th Sharjah Heritage Days attracts over 350,000 visitors
Sharjah, April 22 (IANS/WAM) Traditional folk dances, performances by stand-up comedians and a story-telling session brought down the curtains on the 15th Sharjah Heritage Days, a cultural event attended by visitors from over 30 countries.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
IPL: RCB look to inflict second straight home loss on KKR (Lead Preview)
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to continue the momentum from their last outing when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
I-League: Aizawl beat Mohun Bagan in crucial tie
Aizawl, April 22 (IANS) Zohmingliana Ralte headed in a late winner as Aizawl FC edged closer to creating history with a 1-0 victory over Mohun Bagan in a crucial I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Look who's talking, says Smriti Irani on Rahul's Modi tweet
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comment on civil servants, provoking Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani to tweet: "Look who is talking about being overrated."
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Scoreboard of Pune Supergiant vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Sunrisers Hyderabad played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IPL-10: Delhi opt to field vs Mumbai
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils skipper Zaheer Khan won the toss and opted to field against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Hindutva outfits protest ban on coloured scarves at Taj
Agra, April 22 (IANS) Even as preparations for the annual three-day Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan beginning on Sunday go on apace, the controversy relating to the entry of visitors with saffron-coloured scarves threatens to disturb the fragile communal peace here.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Barkha Singh joins BJP, says Congress ideology dead
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Barkha Singh, who criticised Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and was expelled from the party, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday saying the Congress' ideology was dead.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Minerva target top eight finish (Preview)
Barasat (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC will aim to finish in the top eight for a berth in the Federation Cup while East Bengal will look to get their house in order when the two sides meet for an I-League encounter at the Barasat Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
IPL-10: Vintage Dhoni powers Pune to 6 wkt win over Hyderabad
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's late order blitzkrieg guided Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to a thrilling six wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a last ball thriller Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 contest at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'Bangladesh looking at BIMSTEC with Saarc 'failure'
Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) With the "failure" of Saarc, Bangladesh is looking at sub-regional groupings, including BIMSTEC, for cooperation, said Gowher Rizvi, the international affairs adviser to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
I-League: Churchill ride Bektur show to escape relegation
Vasco (Goa), April 22 (IANS) Churchill Brothers SC staved off relegation with a comprehensive 6-1 thrashing of 10-man Chennai City FC in an I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
France on edge on eve of presidential poll
Paris, April 22 (IANS) France goes to the polls on Sunday with terrorist violence casting a long shadow over its fraught presidential election, after the shooting of a policeman on the Champs Élysées deepened already bitter political divisions.
2017-04-22
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Strong wind, dust storm bring down Delhi temperature
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A strong wind exceeding 39 km per hour kicked up a dust storm in Delhi on Saturday evening and brought respite to its residents after a sunny morning.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Iraqi forces recapture new neighbourhood from IS in Mosul
Baghdad, April 22 (IANS) Iraqi security forces on Saturday freed a new neighbourhood after heavy clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in the western side of Mosul, the country's military said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian equities slide on global concerns, foreign funds' outflow (Market Review)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Indian equity markets extended losses for the second consecutive week as bearish global cues and outflow of foreign funds curbed investors' risk-taking appetite.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
135 Afghan soldiers killed in deadly Taliban attack, Modi condemns
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 135 Afghan military personnel were killed and over 60 wounded in a deadly attack by the Taliban on an army corps base in Mazar-e-Sharif city in Balkh province. The toll is expected to rise, an official said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
New GDA VC takes charge
Ghaziabad, April 22 (IANS) IAS officer Kanchan Verma on Saturday took charge as the new Vice Chairperson of the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA).
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
It's difficult to plan against Virat, Gayle: Balaji
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji on Saturday said it's hard to plan against the likes of Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle of Royal Challengers Bangalore, likening it to an armyman going to war.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Writers denounce nationalism, target ruling establishment (Roundup)
Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) The country's leading writers and intellectuals denounced nationalism and targeted the central government for propagating hate among the masses
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Teenaged girl in Rajasthan seeks to nullify child marriage
Jodhpur, April 22 (IANS) Braving the threats of her in-laws, a 17-year-old girl, who was married when she was just 15, has approached a court in Rajasthan to seek annulment of her marriage.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Over 2,800 companies breaking air pollution rules in China
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China's environmental authority on Saturday found over 2,800 companies in violation of standards during the first round of air pollution inspection.
2017-04-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
French elections to have spill over effect on Italian politics
Rome, April 22 (IANS) The presidential poll in France on Sunday will have a spill over effect on Italian politics as the country is also heading to general elections within months, said analysts.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Odisha to raise special status demand at NITI Aayog meet
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said he will raise the state's longstanding demand for a Special Category status at a NITI Aayog meeting scheduled in Delhi on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'IGCAR technologies protect equipment from high-temperature corrosion'
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) has established advanced coating technologies to prevent corrosion in critical equipment operating at very high temperature, said a top official.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Covering dam water with thermocol not feasible'
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's attempt to cover the water stored in Vaigai Dam in Madurai with thermocol sheets to prevent evaporation shows the officials lack of knowledge about water cycle and ecology, said an environmental activist.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
RCB's Mills, De Villiers to return for KKR clash
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Star South African batsman AB de Villiers and England pacer Tymal Mills are expected to return to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) line-up against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Of Oppenheimer and the Bhagwat Gita (Lead, correcting intro) (April 22 is the 113th birth anniversary of Robert Oppenheimer)
In the midst of heightened posturing by North Korea over a potential thermonuclear war Saturday April 22 is the 113th birth anniversary of Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a father of the first atomic bomb in 1945.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Poland,Religion,Science/Tech,Opinion/Commentary
A big agenda awaits Vice President Ansari in Poland
Warsaw, April 22 (IANS) India and Poland will seek to further boost their close ties during the three-day state visit of Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari here from April 26, that will also see the inking of some agreements.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Poland,National,Diplomacy
Resign if AAP fails to win, Swaraj India tells CM
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A day ahead of civic elections in Delhi, Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of betraying the people's trust and sought his resignation if the AAP fails to win half of the 272 municipal wards.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Grand Master Harika registers third win at Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik (Iceland), April 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli continued her good run at the Reykjavik Open chess tournament as she got past Martin P. Burrows of England in the fourth round game at the Herpa Concert Hall here.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
I-League: Aizawl beat Mohun Bagan in crucial tie
Aizawl, April 22 (IANS) Zohmingliana Ralte headed in a late winner as Aizawl FC edged closer to creating history with a 1-0 victory over Mohun Bagan in a crucial I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
'Love Per Square Foot' to release on September 8
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actors Vicky Kaushal and Angira Dhar-starrer romantic comedy film "Love Per Square Foot", has been slated for a release on September 8.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Key member of inter-state gun suppliers' gang held in Delhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A key member of an inter-state gun suppliers' gang has been arrested here along with a cache of firearms, which was to be delivered to a contact in the national capital, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval to perform at 1st edition of Delhi Theatre Festival
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Theatre heavyweights like Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapur, Deepti Naval, Saurabh Shukla will be seen together in the national capital as it hosts for the first edition of Delhi Theatre Festival.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Barkha Singh joins BJP
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A day after she was expelled from the Congress, Barkha Shukla Singh joined the BJP on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Colours of Rajasthan brought alive at painting exhibition
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It's a veritable riot of colour at artist and curator Priyanka Banerjees painting exhibition which brings alive the real textures of Rajasthan.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Heavy rain leads to flood-like situation in Meghalaya
Tura (Meghalaya), April 22 (IANS) Heavy rain since Friday night has led to a flood-like situation in the low-lying areas in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, an official said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Environment/Wildlife
Henriques' late blows propel Hyderabad to 176/3 vs Pune
Pune, April 22 (IANS) A late surge from all-rounder Moises Henriques helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) post a healthy 176/3 against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Sumeet Raghvan celebrates birthday with 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' cast
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Sumeet Raghvan, who is currently shooting for his much awaited web-series "Sarabhai vs Sarabhai", celebrated his 46th birthday on Saturday with his co-stars.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't give a damn about nationalism: Kiran Nagarkar
Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) Noted writer and intellectual Kiran Nagarkar has said that he "does not give a damn" about nationalism and is yet a proud Indian.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Nationalism is a piece of nonsense: Nayantara Sehgal
Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) One of India's foremost writers and the most prominent face of the 2015 award wapsi campaign -- authors returning their prestigious Sahitya Akademi awards in protest against the alleged intolerance in the country -- Nayantara Sehgal, has said that the issue of nationalism is insignificant and a piece of nonsense.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Now, protesting TN farmers drink urine
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Protesting in the national capital for over a month, Tamil Nadu farmers on Saturday drank their own urine to draw the Centre's attention to the drought in their state and other demands.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Napoli winger Insigne pens new contract until 2022
Naples, April 22 (IANS) Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne on Saturday signed a new five-year contract that keeps him at the Italian football club till June 2022.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Squall on Saturday evening in Delhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A duststorm with squally winds exceeding 40 kmph (kilometre per hour) brought relief to Delhiites after a hot and sunny Saturday morning here.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Make kidney health a priority: Experts
New York, April 22 (IANS) With an estimated 10 per cent of people worldwide having chronic kidney disease (CKD), and about nine in 10 of them being unaware of their condition, health experts have called for making kidney health a priority in both developed and developing countries.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
I have never gone by box office formula, says Subhash Ghai
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) National-Award winning filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who is hosting a special screening of his yesteryear classic "Karz", says as a director he was always driven by passion and did not follow any box office formula for the success of his films.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Canadian Defence Minister visits Western Naval Command
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Saturday visited the Western Naval Command here as part of his ongoing tour of India.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Gujarat Traders Federation writes to Modi over GST rules
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Gujarat Traders Federation on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene for easing the rules and structure of the upcoming pan India tax regime of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Crowded international calendar is causing problems for IPL (Column: Just Sport)
The 10th Indian Premier League (IPL) season has been dominated by uncapped Indian youngsters, more precisely the batsmen. They have also made up for the loss of top overseas as well as Indian players through injury.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL,Opinion/Commentary
Good people who left AAP will return: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he was confident that "good people" who left the AAP will return to its fold.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Larger coalition no answer to check Modi, says Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Merely forming a larger coalition of opposition parties cannot help check Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cleanse Mumbra of terror to save India: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Expressing concern over a suspected Islamic State sympathiser's arrest in Mumbra town in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said the Muslim-dominated town should be cleansed of "Islamic terror" elements to save the country.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Present government doesn't allow free media to grow'
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The current government is not letting the "alternate media" -- organisations run by 'liberal' media persons -- grow, as they are critical of the establishment and stand by the marginalised, eminent journalists said here on Friday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Hockey: Sreejesh says players mentally tougher ahead of big season
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) India's men's hockey team captain P.R. Sreejesh believes that they have grown mentally to handle tough situations as they begin a crucial season ahead with the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia, scheduled to begin from April 29.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
I-League: Aizawl beat Mohun Bagan in crucial tie
Aizawl, April 22 (IANS) Zohmingliana Ralte headed in a late winner as Aizawl FC edged closer to creating history with a 1-0 victory over Mohun Bagan in a crucial I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Life has changed since six-wicket haul, says Chahal
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Saturday said life has changed since his historic six-wicket haul against England in the third T20 International earlier this year, adding he feels more responsible now.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Obama appointed Indian American surgeon general asked to resign
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Indian American Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, appointed by former President Barack Obama, stepped down after he was asked to resign by the Trump administration as part of a move to appoint new leaders in key posts.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics,Diaspora
Woman killed over dowry dispute in Bengal
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) A woman was killed by her husband and in-laws over a dowry dispute in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple hires man who 3D printed his brain tumour
New York, April 22 (IANS) Apple has hired Steven Keating, the doctoral student from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who made a 3D printout of his own brain after he was diagnosed with a tumour, a media report said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
I fear tampering with EVMs in MCD polls too: Kejriwal (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday he fears "5 to 10 per cent" EVM tampering in Delhi's civic polls and urged people to vote heavily for the AAP to defeat this.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal, India to tackle flooding issues
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Senior Nepali and Indian officials have agreed to work on controlling the perennial flooding caused by rivers originating from Nepal, and agreed to build embankments.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Praying to God shouldn't disturb others: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says that worshipping God and praying to him is good, but it should not disturb others.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Blessed to have worked with Prabhudheva: Sayyeshaa
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Sayyeshaa on Saturday said she considers herself blessed to have worked with choreographer-filmmaker Prabhudheva in her upcoming Tamil directorial debut "Vanamagan".
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
IPL-10: Gujarat look to consolidate vs Punjab (Preview)
Rajkot, April 22 (IANS) Motivated by the morale-boosting four-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their last Indian Premier League (IPL) match, Gujarat Lions will be aiming to keep the momentum going when they face Kings XI Punjab at home on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
American Airlines attendant suspended for hitting passenger
Washington, April 22 (IANS) An American Airlines flight attendant has been suspended for hitting a female passenger with a baby stroller onboard a domestic flight, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Pradhan discusses land identification for oil depots with J&K CM
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday discussed with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti the issue of identification of land to set up oil depots and LPG bottling plants in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi Police question Dinakaran in poll symbol row case
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Police on Saturday questioned sidelined AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran for allegedly attempting to bribe Election Commission officials in a case related to the party's poll symbol.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I don't promote dating apps: Nehha Pendse
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Nehha Pendse, who is currently seen as Sanjana in TV show "May I Come in Madam", says she is not fond of dating apps and feels it is a waste of time.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Driver arrested for assaulting traffic sergeant in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) A driver of an app-based cab aggregator was arrested from the city's Salt Lake region for allegedly assaulting a traffic sergeant when he was stopped for overspeeding, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL-10: Pune opt to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to field against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Three northeastern districts awarded in Centre's flagship schemes
Agartala/Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Three districts in Assam, Tripura and Mizoram got awards for the execution of the central government's flagship schemes in agriculture and the power sector, officials said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Model to up efficiency of high-power batteries developed
New York, April 22 (IANS) A team of scientists has developed a method to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices and, at the same time, decrease their size.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Gigi Hadid's visit to India postponed
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Model Gigi Hadid, who was planning to visit India to promote her collaboration with clothing label Tommy Hilfiger, has postponed her trip due to "unforeseen circumstances".
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Swara understands director's vision: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has praised actress Swara Bhaskar and says that she understands a filmmaker's vision.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress slams Arunachal CM for Tibet statement
Itanagar, April 22 (IANS) The Congress Arunachal Pradesh unit on Saturday described as "immature and uncalled for" Chief Minister Pema Khandu's statement that the Indian state shares a border with Tibet and not China.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Diplomacy
US embassy, students promote air quality awareness in Delhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Hundreds of volunteers including students and officials of the US embassy were out on the streets here on Saturday to promote air quality awareness among people of the national capital and conduct a survey.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan airline sacks its German CEO over graft charges
Karachi, April 22 (IANS) The acting Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been sacked amid corruption charges, the media reported.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Researchers discover new cause of high blood pressure
London, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Caitlyn Jenner regrets voting for Donald Trump
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, who was an avid supporter of US President Donald Trump during his election, says that she now regrets voting for him.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon reunite over family dinner
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey and rapper Nick Cannon reunited over an intimate family dinner with their twins - five-year-olds Moroccan and Monroe.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bopanna-Cuevas enter Monte Carlo semis
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 22 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas won a tough three-set battle against Henri Kontinen of Finland and Australia's John Peers to enter the men's doubles semi-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament here.
2017-04-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
No dialogues for Jayam Ravi in 'Vanamagan'
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Jayam Ravi, who plays a tribal character in upcoming Tamil forest-based romantic thriller "Vanamagan", has no dialogues in the film.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
I'm not pregnant: Eva Longoria
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria has denied pregnancy rumours stating that she is not pregnant.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
My socio-political awareness reflects in my work: Farhan Akhtar
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar says as a creative person, he has a socio-political consciousness and that reflects in his work.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Juventus sign Uruguayan midfielder Bentancur from Boca Juniors
Turin, April 22 (IANS) Juventus have signed Boca Juniors young midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur for 9.5 million euros ($10.19 million), offering the Under-20 Uruguay footballer a five-year contract starting from July 1.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Bomb making chemicals found in Bangladesh militant hideout
Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh on Saturday found at least 17 large containers of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used to make bombs, from a suspected militant hideout in Jhenaidah district.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistani man survives on leaves for 25 years
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on leaves and wood for the last 25 years, a habit that he developed because of extreme poverty, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
CPI leader hits out at Vijayan's 'I am the state' attitude
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) The already strained relations between the two Communist parties in Kerala has taken a turn for the worse with a senior CPI leader hitting out at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
India condemns Afghanistan terror attack
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday strongly condemned a terrorist attack on an army base in Afghanistan that killed at least 135 soldiers.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Chris Pratt gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt has been awarded with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan to welcome US efforts to improve ties with India
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said the country would welcome any effort by the Donald Trump administration to encourage New Delhi and Islamabad to resolve their differences.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Liver carcinogen traced to sunflower seeds
New York, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin which has the potential to cause live cancer.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Tiger's passion for healthy lifestyle is admirable: John Abraham
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor John Abraham has praised actor Tiger Shroff and says he admires his assion for active and healthy lifestyle.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US teenagers love Instagram, Snapchat more than Facebook
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It is not Facebook itself but its popular app Instagram -- and its closest rival Snapchat -- have become the most popular social media platforms among the teenagers in the US, a new survey has found.
2017-04-22
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
US court declines wider review of Trump's travel ban
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) A San Francisco-based appeals court has declined a request for an 11-judge review of President Donald Trumps revised travel ban on admitting refugees and travellers from six Muslim-majority countries, the media reported.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
In Trumpland: Going to pot over Putin! (Washington Diary)
Washington, April 22 (IANS) The eggs rolled. The kids squealed in delight. The First Lady read "Party Animals". And the media grudgingly gave passing grade to Donald Trump for pulling off his first White House Easter Egg Roll.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US Jewish centres' bomb threat suspect charged
Washington, April 22 (IANS) A young man accused of making a series of threatening phone calls to Jewish community centres across the US earlier this year was charged in two federal complaints, officials said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Qatari royals among 26 hostages released in Iraq
Doha/Baghdad, April 22 (IANS) Twenty-six hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling family, were freed after being held for 16 months by unidentified gunmen in Iraq, the media reported.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Diplomacy
BJP's poll strategist predicts Congress' downfall in Meghalaya
Shillong, April 22 (IANS) Predicting Meghalaya's Congress-led government's downfall, BJP poll strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma has shown confidence that his party will win the people's mandate in the state in 2018.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Hema Malini, Aishwarya, Shoojit Sircar bag Dadasaheb awards
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Veteran actress- politician Hema Malini along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and Zeenat Aman bagged the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 that took place, here.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi urges for clean, green planet
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Earth Day is an occasion to reiterate a firm resolve to keep the planet clean and green.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
India a major driver of emerging economies' growth: Arun Jaitley
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that emerging economies have become increasingly important, accounting for more than 75 per cent of global growth, and that India has been a major driver of global economic growth.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Turkish President to start new diplomatic blitz with India visit
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Fresh after narrowly winning a referendum that gives him more powers in his current post, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to launch a new foreign policy initiative starting with a visit to India at the end of this month.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Jharkhand MLA protesting Adani power plant arrested
Ranchi, April 22 (IANS) Police on Saturday arrested Pradeep Yadav, a Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator, sitting on dharna for the past week protesting against an upcoming Adani power plant in the state.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Obama appointed Indian-American surgeon general asked to step down
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Indian-American Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, an Obama administration holdover, was asked to resign by the Trump administration, a media report said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
135 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on army base
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 135 Afghan soldiers were killed and 60 injured in a deadly attack by Taliban militants on an Afghan army base in Balkh province, an official said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Scottish National Party to meet over election candidates
Edinburgh, April 22 (IANS) The Scottish National Party's (SNP) national executive will meet on Saturday to decide the selection procedures for the snap general election, the media reported.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Indonesian hobbits not related to modern human ancestor: Study
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus - an ancestor to modern humans - as has been widely believed, a study says.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Margot Robbie to next play Queen Elizabeth
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Margot Robbie has been roped in to play Queen Elizabeth in upcoming drama film "Mary Queen of Scots".
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Patton Oswalt pens tribute to late wife
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Comedian Patton Oswalt has paid a tribute to his late wife and writer Michelle McNamara, who passed away in 2016.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
N.Korea subtly warns China
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) North Korea seemingly made a subtle warning to China on Saturday of catastrophic consequences to their bilateral relations, as it asked Beijing not to step up sanctions.
2017-04-22
Category: International, China,Politics
New Uttar Pradesh DGP takes charge, warns criminals
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Sulkhan Singh took charge as the 66th Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johnson, Statham, Theron eyed for 'Fast and Furious' spin-off
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Production banner Universal Pictures is considering expanding the "The Fast and Furious" universe with a spin-off featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jason Statham and Charlize Theron.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New Ghana coach promises to revive national team
Accra, April 22 (IANS) Ghana's football team new head coach Kwesi Appiah has called for total support to enable him to succeed after being given the second chance to coach the national team.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Ghana,Sports,Football
Chemical containers found in Bangladesh militant hideout
Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh on Saturday found at least 17 large containers of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used to make bombs, from a suspected militant hideout in Jhenaidah district.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Time to 'digest' style with Rhea Kapoor
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Celebrity stylist Rhea Kapoor has associated with Zoya, a diamond boutique from the House of Tata, for the launch of its new 'Diamonds of Eve collection.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Veron to work with Argentina youth teams
Rio de Janeiro, April 22 (IANS) Former Manchester United, Lazio and Inter Milan midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron said on Friday he has accepted a position as coordinator of Argentina's national youth football teams.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
China plans world's first 'cashless' airport
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China's Hangzhou International Airport plans to become the world's first "cashless" airport by applying cutting-edge digital technologies to its services and will use artificial intelligence to make security checks faster, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, China,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Snow leopard rescued and released in China
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) A snow leopard was rescued and released into the wild by a herdsman and police in China's Xinjiang Uygur region, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Brazilian teenager Luizao set for Porto move: Reports
Rio de Janeiro, April 22 (IANS) Portuguese football giants Porto have agreed a deal to sign highly rated Brazilian teenager Luizao, according to media reports.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Hoffenheim hold Cologne 1-1 in Bundesliga
Cologne (Germany), April 22 (IANS) Kerem Demirbay's late equaliser helped Hoffenheim to carry off one point from Cologne following the opener of the 30th round in Bundesliga football championship here.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
'Half Girlfriend' to release in over 2,500 Indian screens
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actors Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor-starrer romantic drama "Half Girlfriend" will release in more than 2,500 screens across India on May 19.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting lab
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China's first spacecraft, the Tianzhou-1, docked successfully with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab on Saturday, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.
2017-04-22
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
Growing clamour for Governor's rule in J&K: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram said on Saturday there is a growing clamour for Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Varun Dhawan eats mindlessly: Badshah
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Rapper Badshah says his friend and actor Varun Dhawan is a foodie and eats mindlessly.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Allu Arjun's DJ to release on June 23
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Allu Arjun's upcoming Telugu action entertainer "Duvvada Jaggandham" aka "DJ" will hit the screens worldwide on June 23, the makers announced on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
I personally love azaan: Kangana Ranaut
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut says that she personally loves azaan and respect all the religious activities and places.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance, to honour refugee deal
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday reaffirmed "the strong and historic" alliance with Australia and confirmed that it will honour a refugee deal that Washington made with Canberra.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
IPL: Bangalore look to inflict second straight home loss on Kolkata (Preview)
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to carry forward the momentum from their last outing when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Opposition unity not easy now: Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It is not easy for now to forge a united opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi but a challenge to him will emerge in 2019, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit says.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
There's nothing like coming back home: Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has returned to India after wrapping up the shooting of the second season of popular American TV series "Quantico", says there is nothing like coming back home.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Proud to be part of 'Pink': Kirti Kulhari
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari, who was honoured for her performance in the 2016 film "Pink" at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017, says she is proud and grateful to be a part of the movie.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Now censorship on television ?
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Far from abolishing film censorship, the Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting is actually considering a more stringent monitoring agency to channelise and restrain the free flow of content on the home-viewing medium.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saiyami Kher receives Dadasaheb Phalke award
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Saiyami Kher, who made her Bollywood debut in Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra's film "Mirzya", received the best debut award at the Dasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Our plan of bowling yorkers in middle overs worked against Kolkata: Gujarat coach
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) If Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had their bowlers to blame for their defeat at the hands of Gujarat Lions here on Friday, it was just the opposite for the visiting side, assistant coach Sitanshu Kotak said.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
First coal-free day in UK since Industrial Revolution
London, April 22 (IANS) The UK went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, according to the National Grid.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
'Bhoomi' to release on September 22
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt's comeback film "Bhoomi", directed by Omung Kumar, will release on September 22.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Four cow vigilantes booked in J&K for attacking goatherds
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Four members of a self-styled 'gau rakshak' (cow vigilante) group were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after they attacked and injured a nomadic family of five, police said here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata coach Kallis laments bowlers' poor show after loss to Gujarat
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) An underwhelming bowling display left the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) high and dry against Gujarat Lions in an IPL game at the Eden Gardens on Friday, head coach Jacques Kallis said.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Mehbooba to meet Modi as threat of Governor's rule looms (News Analysis)
Jammu/Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) As the war of attrition between allies BJP and PDP over the handling of the situation in Kashmir heats up, is the troubled state heading for another spell of Governor's rule?
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
I'm happy on red beacon ban: Hema Malini
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini, who attended Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 on Friday, says that she is happy with Indian government's decision to ban red beacons from vehicles.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Researchers map America's changing racial diversity
New York, April 22 (IANS) Researchers in the US have created a digital map to track the changing racial diversity of every neighbourhood in the country.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Immigration/Law/Rights
Turning Ataturk's Turkey upside down, Erdogan to visit Delhi (Comment)
When Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in New Delhi on April 30, he will find in his host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, something of a kindred spirit. Both aspire for absolute power.
2017-04-22
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
Rochelle and I understand each other very well: Keith
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Keith Sequeira, who is in a relationship with actress Rochelle Rao, says they understand each other well and she doesnt have any problem with his "Love Ka Hai Intezaar" co-star Sanjeeda Sheikh.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Snap acquires geofilter patent for $7.7 mn
New York, April 22 (IANS) Snap Inc has acquired "Geofilters," or photo filters based on location, patent from photo-sharing platform Mobli for $7.7 million, a media report said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Pence reaffirms alliance between US, Australia
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday reaffirmed "the strong and historic alliance between Washington and Australia" while visiting Sydney.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy
Auto driver's son gets Bieber's concert ticket for free
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) A Rs. 75,000 ticket of singer Justin Biebers concert in India as part of his Purpose World Tour has been given free to a Mumbai-based auto-rickshaw drivers son, who is a fan of the American pop star.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ready to respond to US aggression: N.Korea
Pyongyang, April 22 (IANS) North Korea said it is ready to respond to aggression from the US, amid the deployment of an American nuclear aircraft carrier in waters close to the Korean peninsula.
2017-04-22
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
80 die in Afghan army base attack
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 80 persons were killed and many injured when Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army base in Balkh province, the media reported on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Babri demolition case may bring out skeletons in BJP's closet (Column: Political Circus)
Just when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was hoping for success across the board from panchayats to parliament, the revival of the case against some of its leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case of 1992 has raised the possibility of revealing the party's communal face which it has recently been trying to hide.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Of Openheimer and the Bhagwat Gita (April 22 is the 113th birth anniversary of Robert Openheimer)
In the midst of heightened posturing by North Korea over a potential thermonuclear war Saturday April 21 is the 113th birth anniversary of Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a father of the first atomic bomb in 1945.
2017-04-22
Category: International, India,Religion,Opinion/Commentary
Fresh lawsuit against Uber for hiding LiDAR technology
New York, April 22 (IANS) Google's self-driving car company Waymo has filed new claims in its lawsuit against Uber, alleging that the taxi-ride hailing company withheld information about LiDAR technology it is using in its development of self-driving cars.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Hot Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It was a hot Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.9 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season's average.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi condemns Taliban attack on Afghan army
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday strongly condemned a Taliban attack on the Afghan Army that killed more than 80 soldiers.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Do your bit, save the planet: Google's Earth Day Doodle
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Eat less meat, opt for carpooling, and unplug unused electronic devices -- do your bit and make a huge difference to saving Earth, suggests Google's Earth Day Doodle on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Apple celebrates Earth Day, releases video series
New York, April 22 (IANS) In celebration of Earth Day 2017, Apple has released a new video series featuring candid interviews with employees leading Apples efforts to address climate change, conserve resources and pioneer safer materials.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Filmmakers now open to pushing strong content: Sonali Bendre
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) She made her debut in Bollywood in 1994 with "Aag" and later contributed to films like "Duplicate", "Hum Saath Saath Hain", "Sarfarosh" and "Kal Ho Naa Ho". Actress Sonali Bendre, who has been in the industry for over two decades, says filmmakers are now choosing stronger content over tried-and-tested formulae.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Do your bit, save the planet: Google's Earth Day Doodle
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Do your bit and make a huge difference to saving Earth, the only known object in the universe known to harbour life, suggests Google's Earth Day Doodle on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Barkha Singh to join BJP
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A day after she was expelled, former Congress leader Barkha Shukla Singh is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Smuggled out of N. Korea, these chilling stories lay bare horrors of dictatorial regime (Book Review)
(Title: The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea; Author: Bandi (pseudonym); Publisher: Hachette India in arrangement with Profile Books; Pages: 247; Price: Rs 599)
2017-04-22
Category: International, India,Art/Culture/Books,Immigration/Law/Rights,Features,Human Interest/Society
Two killed in J&K landslide
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Two persons were killed and two others were injured on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district when a landslide hit a vehicle they were travelling in, police said.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Fewer Mexicans visit US in Q1: report
Mexico City, April 22 (IANS) A significant number of Mexican travellers stayed away from the US, a traditional getaway destination for the families in the neighbouring country during the Easter holidays, the media has reported.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
USS Carl Vinson to arrive in Sea of Japan by April end
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence said here on Saturday that an aircraft carrier strike group led by USS Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan by the end of April, a media report said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Australia plans 'terror lockdown' on Anzac Day
Canberra, April 22 (IANS) Australian authorities are preparing to put major cities on 'terror lockdown' for the country's national day of remembrance, a media report said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Cuba, Morocco reestablish diplomatic ties after 37 years
Havana, April 22 (IANS) Cuba and Morocco has signed an agreement to reestablish diplomatic ties after a gap of 37 years, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Cuba,Politics,Diplomacy
Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques in France
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The deadly attack on a police bus in the French capital here has dramatically changed the course of the presidential poll campaign with the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, demanding the closure of all Islamist mosques, a media report said.
2017-04-22
Category: International, France,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zeta-Jones feels TV offers juicy roles for women over 40
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Highlighting the dearth of substantial women-related roles in Hollywood, Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones says when good writers cannot get a "great character-driven piece put on celluloid" they put it on TV.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump to announce important tax reform next week
Washington, April 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will make an important announcement about his awaited plan for tax reform next Wednesday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Over 400 militants surrender in Pakistan's Quetta
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) At least 434 militants have layed down arms in Quetta, the capital city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Zac Efron planning to settle down soon
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron, who turns 30 in October, says he is looking to find the right girl to settle down with after seeing some of his friends in "great relationships".
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
US rejected Exxon's bid to bypass sanctions on Russia
Washington, April 22 (IANS) The US Treasury Department said on Friday it will not issue drilling waiver to Exxon Mobil Corporation to work with a Russian state oil company as prohibited by US sanctions on Russia.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Egypt's Sisi to visit Saudi Arabia after tensions
Cairo, April 22 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will start an official visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, in an effort to break the ice after months of tensions.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Guide to keep dental woes away
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Look for fluoride in toothpaste, limit acidic drinks and get your teeth cleaned every six months to keep teeth strong and healthy, say experts.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Chemical attack in Syria fabricated: Assad
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stressed that the alleged chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun town was fabricated, and a bunch of lies.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Amy Schumer buys salesperson a $2000 mattress
Chicago, April 22 (IANS) Actress Amy Schumer reportedly bought a retail worker a $2000 worth mattress here for allowing her to use the washroom.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Venezuela confirms 12 deaths during opposition protests
Caracas, April 22 (IANS) Venezuela's attorney-general confirmed on Friday that 12 people have died during opposition protests.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How to protect skin from sunburn
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Stock up coconut oil, jojoba oil and drink a lot of water to keep sunburn at bay, say experts.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
UN chief highlights need to invest in preventing conflicts
United Nations, April 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday highlighted the need to invest in prevention, which he believes is the best way to prevent conflicts.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bella praises 'best friend' Gigi Hadid
London, April 22 (IANS) Model Bella Hadid says she is following in the footsteps of her elder sister and model Gigi Hadid to become a supermodel and considers her "best friend".
2017-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ivanka Trump adds chief of staff from Bush's team
New York, April 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's daughter and special counsellor Ivanka Trump has added a chief of staff to her team in the West Wing from former President George W. Bushs administration.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Unaccompanied refugee children in Europe prone to sex abuse
Prague, April 22 (IANS) The Council of Europe (CoE) warned on Friday of the serious risks that unaccompanied refugee children were increasingly facing when they arrive to Europe fleeing conflict.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Czech Republic,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
IPL-10: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions scoreboard
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Following is the scorecard between Kolkata Knight Riders and Gujarat Lions at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Congress alleges graft in working of government's procurement portal
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Congress on Friday alleged massive corruption in functioning of the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal, launched by the NDA government for procurement of both products and services.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Raina's all-round heroics help Gujarat script win against Kolkata
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Skipper Suresh Raina conjured up a tenacious rearguard action to lead Gujarat Lions to a four-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Deadline to file PMGKY declarations extended to May 10
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The government on Friday extended the date for filing declarations by black money holders about tax payment and deposits under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) till May 10, an official statement said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Renewable industry policy needed to achieve target'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India needs to have state-level renewable energy policies to achieve the national target of 175 GW by 2022, a report said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Reports of Kamal Nath joining BJP rumours, says Congress
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday rubbished speculations that its senior leader Kamal Nath could join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the BJP is running a campaign to malign Congress leaders.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SpiceJet to start second daily Kolkata-Dhaka flight from May 16
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it would launch its second daily direct flight on the Kolkata-Dhaka route from May 16.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
JISL to build micro-irrigation project in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd (JISL) would build an integrated micro-irrigation project in Karnataka's Mandya district, a top official of the farm equipment maker said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Corus acquisition an aspirational mistake: Tata Steel former MD
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Tata Steel's former Managing Director J.J Irani on Friday said acquisition of Britain-based steel major Corus by the Indian steel producer was an "aspirational mistake".
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Parliamentary panel summons RBI Governor again
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel has been summoned by Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to appear before it on May 25 on the demonetisation issue.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
At least 50 Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack
Kabul, April 21 (IANS) At least 50 Afghan troops were killed on Friday and around 70 others were injured when a group of Taliban insurgents launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, a military official said.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Congress will win 208 seats in MCD polls: Maken
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress' Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken said on Friday that the party will win 208 of 272 seats in the municipal elections according to an internal survey.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Memorial in honour of Naga Labour Corps unveiled
Kohima, April 21 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezitsu on Friday unveiled a memorial monolith in honour of the Naga Labour Corps that was raised exactly 100 years ago and sent out to France to take part in the First World War.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Mamata urges regional parties to unite against BJP
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Terming the country's political situation "terrible", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday reinforced her message to all the regional parties to come together to corner the BJP.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
British Library to host London leg of Jaipur Lit Fest
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The British Library will be transformed like never before as the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival animates its iconic spaces for the first time in celebration as part of significant 70 years of India-Britain cultural relations.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sulkhan Singh named new UP DGP
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) In a major rejig of the Uttar Pradesh Police, the state government on Friday named 1980-batch Indian Police Service officer Sulkhan Singh the new Director General of Police in place of Javeed Ahmad.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Will decide presidential candidate after consultations: Congress
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that it will decide upon a presidential candidate after consulting its allies and all other opposition parties.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HDFC Bank's Q4 net profit up 18%
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) HDFC Bank on Friday reported a rise of 18.25 per cent in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rain delays play in Kolkata-Gujarat IPL match
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Gujarat Lions were 62/1 in five overs in reply to Kolkata Knight Riders' 187/5 in an Indian Premier League game here at the Eden Gardens here on Friday when rain stopped play.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Dr Reddy's to sell Progesterone capsules in US
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Indian drug major Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Friday announced it would sell Progesterone capsules in the US market for therapeutic treatment of cardiovascular disorders, breast cancer and probable dementia.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
India, EU agree to boost security cooperation
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India and the European Union on Friday agreed to strengthen security cooperation during a meeting here between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Don't use social media for self-propagation: Modi to bureaucrats
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday cautioned civil servants against using social media for self-propagation of their work and said he had banned mobiles in his meetings to prevent diversion.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
25 swine flu cases reported in Bengal
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As many as 25 swine flu cases have been detected in West Bengal this year so far, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
CBI working as pet mouse: Mamata
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Slamming the BJP-led central government for "targeting" her party and putting leaders behind bars, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is acting like a "pet mouse".
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
JeIH to campaign to spread awareness on Muslim Personal Law
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JeIH) on Friday said it would hold a fortnight-long pan-India campaign from Sunday to create awareness about Muslim Personal Law.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
ACC's Q1 2017 net profit down 9%
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Cement and ready mixed concrete producer ACC on Friday reported a decline of 9.05 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Man dies during robbery by auto driver, accomplice
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A 22-year-old man was fatally injured early on Friday when an auto-rickshaw driver and his accomplice threw him from the moving vehicle during a robbery, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajinikanth's '2.o' postponed to January next year
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o", which was earlier scheduled to release for Diwali this year, has been postponed to January 25 next year, the makers announced on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Change mindset to tackle corruption, Arunachal CM to bureaucrats
Itanagar, April 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday called upon the state's bureaucrats to change their mindset and also help change the mindset of the people in the crusade against corruption.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
India, South Korea sign MoU on shipbuilding
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India and South Korea on Friday signed an MoU for defence industry cooperation in shipbuilding, an official statement said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
What preventive steps taken to control dengue, chikungunya: HC asks
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the city government and municipal corporations on what preventive steps they have taken this year to control dengue and chikungunya in the national capital.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Green watchdog swings into action to clean Bengaluru lake
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) swung into action to clean the Bellandur lake in the city, two days after the National Green Tribunal ordered closure of the polluting industrial units around it in two weeks, said an official on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Odisha inks MoU to improve lives of small farmers
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives of small farmers and promote inclusive agricultural transformation in the state.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: KKR ride Uthappa, Narine show to post 187/5 against Gujarat
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode on a Sunil Narine hurricane at the start of their innings followed by Robin Uthappa's half century to post 187/5 against Gujarat Lions in their IPL match here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Meghalaya CM is not performing at all: BJP leader
Shillong, April 21 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Congress-led government in Meghalaya, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday held Chief Minister Mukul Sangma responsible for the underdevelopment of the state.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
RIL starts coalbed methane production from MP
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday announced it has started commercial production last month from its Sohagpur coalbed methane (CBM) block in Madhya Pradesh.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Forward Bloc gets invitee status in Kerala's UDF meetings
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala's Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) on Friday accorded invitee status to the All India Forward Block (AIFB) at its future meetings.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Demonetisation-themed Bengali film releases after six cuts
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Bengali feature film "Shunyota" ("Emptiness") themed on demonetisation released in West Bengal on Friday following six cuts, that were recommended by the censor board, the film's director said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
CBI raids Central Bank, private trust officials in Rs 58 cr scam
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The CBI on Friday raided the residences of several serving and former officers of the Central Bank of India and officials of the Sinhagad Technical Education Society (STES) at multiple locations in connection with a Rs 58 crore scam, an official said here.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
WHO Southeast Asia members pledge inclusive approach for autism
Thimphu, April 21 (IANS) Accelerating efforts to enable people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders to lead a productive life, countries in WHO Southeast Asia Region on Friday adopted the 'Thimphu Declaration which calls for integrating the needs of such individuals and their families into national health and socioeconomic development plans.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Bhutan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Harikrishna begins with draw at Shakmir chess meet
Shakmir (Azerbaijan), April 21 (IANS) Indian Grand Master P. Harikrishna started off his campaign at the Shakmir chess tournament by settling for a draw against Russian Sergey Karjakin here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Shakmir,Sports,Other Sports
Heat wave in Rajasthan; Churu hottest at 46.5 degrees
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Heatwave conditions continued to affect normal life in Rajasthan on Friday, with Churu sizzling at a maximum temperature of 46.5 degrees Celsius.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mixed bag for Harika on day two of Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik (Iceland), April 21 (IANS) It was a mixed day for Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli as she drew one and won one on day two of the Reykjavik Open chess tournament being played at the Herpa Concert Hall here.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
57,000 security personnel for Delhi civic polls
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday said it has made elaborate security arrangements, deploying 57,000 personnel, including paramilitary forces, for Sunday's polls to the three municipal corporations.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Seven dead, several injured in Birbhum violence
Birbhum (West Bengal), April 21 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and several others injured in a crude bomb explosion in West Bengal's Birhum district on Friday, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's Forex reserves surge by $889 mn
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves rose by $889.4 million as on April 14, 2017, official data showed on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DGCA certifies Pratt & Whitney training centre in Hyderabad
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on Friday announced that the country's civil aviation regulator has certified its customer training centre in Hyderabad.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Service charge in hotels not mandatory, guidelines approved: Paswan
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Maintaining that service charge in hotels and restaurants was "totally voluntary", Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said the government had approved guidelines in this regard.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
SC to hear plea on BSF's alleged atrocities on India-Bangladesh border
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hold a detailed hearing of a plea seeking probe by the Special Investigating Team into the alleged torture, rape and extra-judicial killings by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on the India-Bangladesh border.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Gujarat BJP resolves to win 150 out of 182 seats in assembly polls
Somnath (Gujarat), April 21 (IANS) A two-day meeting of BJP's Gujarat state executive began here on Friday with a political resolution to target victory on 150-plus seats out of 182 in the state assembly elections elections due this year.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Religion
13 burnt alive in MP fire
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Thirteen persons were burnt alive on Friday when a fire broke out in the premises of a cooperative society in Chhindwara district, a senior Madhya Pradesh official said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Unforgettable': A lazily crafted thriller (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Unforgettable"; Director: Denise Di Novi; Cast: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Sarah Burns, Whitney Cummings, Simon Kassianides, Isabella Kai Rice, Robert Ray Wisdom, Alex Quiuijano, Cheryl Ladd; Rating: **1/2
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
L&T, South Korean firm team up for artillery gun
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indian engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Hanwha Techwin (HTW) of South Korea on Friday signed a contract to provide the Indian Army with 155 mm mobile artillery guns.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
9 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan Army Corps
Kabul, April 21 (IANS) At least eight military personnel and one attacker were killed when Taliban militants attacked an Afghan Army Corps in the northern province of Balkh on Friday, the Defence Ministry said.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
I-League: Chennai City aim to maintain unbeaten run (Preview)
Vasco (Goa), April 21 (IANS) Chennai City FC will aim to extend their unbeaten streak when they take on Churchill Brothers in an I-League tie at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Army man dies as grenade goes off during training in MP (Lead, with corrections)
Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Army personnel Havildar Babul Kumar Pateliya was killed on Friday in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh when a hand grenade got accidentally detonated during a training session, officials said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
I-League: DSK aim to upset Bengaluru (Preview)
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) DSK Shivajians will aim to pull off a giant killing act when they take on reigning champions Bengaluru FC in an I-League encounter at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Hot Friday in Delhi, squall likely on Saturday
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The national capital experienced another hot day on Friday with the maximum temperature settling at 40.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the Met office said. It has forecast a squall with over 50 kmph speed on Saturday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Policeman, attacker killed in Champs-Élysées terror attack (Roundup)
Paris, April 21 (IANS) A police officer was killed and two others were severely injured when a gunman opened fire on police on Paris's iconic Elysees boulevard in an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, three days before the first round of French presidential election.
2017-04-21
Category: International, France,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adani power plant supporter beaten up in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) An supporter of the Adani power plant in Jharkhand's Godda district was beaten up in his home by some unidentified people on Friday, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jamaat bats for Muslim personal law as 'fundamental right'
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Opposing the idea of Uniform Civil Code, the West Bengal unit of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Friday once again argued in favour of the Muslim personal law and said the court should not interfere with the "fundamental rights" of Muslims.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
60-year-old's life saved through new minimally invasive procedure
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A 60-year-old man diagnosed with aortic bio-prosthesis degeneration with severe stenosis -- condition in which calcium gets deposited on the aortic valve in the heart -- was successfully operated using a new minimally invasive procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
All rules followed in anti-encroachment drive: Kerala Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) A day after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed strong displeasure at the removal of a 'cross' at a church near Munnar during an anti-encroachment drive, Revenue Minister E. Chandrasekharan on Friday said the authorities followed all due process.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Amrapali ex-employees on hunger strike over unpaid salaries
Noida, April 21 (IANS) Scores of former Amrapali Group employees went on an indefinite hunger strike from Friday, alleging that the real estate giant owed them lakhs of rupees in unpaid salaries which it did not pay on the pretext of demonetisation and a slump in real estate prices.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Red light atop TN Governor's car taken off
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao on Friday ordered removal of red beacon light from his car, said a Raj Bhavan statement.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sovereign Gold Bonds issue opens on Monday at Rs 2,901/gram
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The first tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) scheme will open for public subscription on Monday, the government has announced.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Court tells Delhi Police chief to take action against DCP
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A local court on Friday directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to take action against a senior officer for not properly conducting an inquiry into a rape case.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC to decide validity of law linking Aadhaar with Pan card (Second Lead, correcting day in para 2)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the constitutional validity of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act that mandates linking of Aadhaar number with the Pan card.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Jharkhand issues notification against beacon lights
Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) Jharkhand on Friday issued a notification to ban use of beacon lights in the wake of the central government deciding to end their use on official vehicles.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Little actions can save substantial amount of water: Farhan
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who has joined a social campaign to create awareness among the masses to save water on the eve of World Earth Day, says that from taking a shower to washing clothes, people can save water for the future.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Nitish to address JD-U's Mumbai rally on April 22
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United will hold a rally in Mumbai on Saturday to mark its foray into Maharashtra politics, where Chief Minister and party chief Nitish Kumar will be a key speaker.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BCI withdraws protests after Law Minister's assurance
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Bar Council of India on Friday decided to call off all agitation programmes after Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured them that no action will be taken on the Law Commission recommendations, including a proposal to ban strikes by advocates.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Navy successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos missile
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Indian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile from a naval ship, putting India into an exclusive global club.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Delhi civic polls to witness keen contest after hectic campaigning
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Residents of Delhi will vote on Sunday in municipal polls that are being seen as a test of popularity of the AAP government, BJP's ability to score a hat-trick in the local body and Congress's efforts to revive itself in the metropolis.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: Gujarat win toss, opt to field vs KKR
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and put Kolkata Knight Riders to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Blaze at Bank Of India building in Mumbai, no casualties
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A major fire broke out on the fourth floor of the five-storey Bank of India's corporate office building here on Friday but has been controlled, officials said. There were no reports of any casualties so far.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, EU agree to strengthen security cooperation
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India and the European Union agreed to strengthen security cooperation during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Have extra political will: says Modi, asks civil servants to change working style
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Asserting that he had "extra" political will to carry out reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that with changing dynamics the government too needs to change its role from being a regulator to an enabler.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaipur's Rambagh Palace features in global top 10 heritage hotels list
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Jaipur's Taj Rambagh Palace hotel was featured in a list of top 10 heritage hotel properties in the world by a British magazine.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Credai protests cement price hike, seeks Centre's intervention
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Seeking government intervention to check rising cement prices, a national body of real estate developers on Friday said the spike could create unnecessary roadblocks and impediments in achieving the goal of 'Housing for All' by 2022.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Telecom industry added 5.68 mn mobile subscribers in March: COAI
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Indian telecom industry added 5.68 million mobile subscribers in the telephony market in March 2017, the industry body Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) said in its monthly mobile subscribers report on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Le Pen slips behind Macron in French election race: Poll
Paris, April 21 (IANS) French centrist Emmanuel Macron is set to come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election on Sunday as far-right leader Marine Le Pen fell further behind him in a poll published on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
HDFC Bank's Q4 net profit up 18%
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) HDFC Bank on Friday reported a rise of 18.25 per cent in net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
World Bank approves Rs 2,400 cr loan for NW-1
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $375 million (over Rs 2,400 crore) loan for developing the National Waterway-1 (NW-1), the government said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Albert defeats Cilic, advances to Monte-Carlo semis
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 21 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Albert Ramos-Vinolas defeated Croatia's Marin Cilic on Friday, advancing to the Montecarlo Rolex Masters semi-finals for the first time.
2017-04-21
Category: India, France,Sports,Tennis
Government disapproves bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday disapproved the decision of some petroleum dealers' associations to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays from May 14.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Service charge in hotels not mandatory
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Service charge in hotels and restaurants are "totally voluntary", Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SC to decide validity of law linking Aadhaar with Pan card
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) AThe Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the constitutional validity of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act that mandates linking of Aadhaar number with the Pan card.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Mixologists show their talent at North American Whiskey Cocktail Championship
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Providing a credible platform to talented mixologists to experiment and create unique recipes using American Whiskies and showcasing them to a wider audience, the first edition of the North American Whiskey Cocktail Championship was organised here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Exploring the alchemy of clay
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) When a faculty member of the School of Planning and Architecture here decides to hang up her boots and probe hidden embers of firing and glazes and clay constructions, it becomes more than a mere pilgrim's journey.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Odisha to auction three mines by May
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) The Odisha government would auction three more mines by end of May this year, Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
'Refrain from announcements, fatwas hurting people'
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Md. Nooruddin, President of the West Bengal unit of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), on Friday said all communities should refrain from issuing "fatwas" or "announcements" that talk about hurting people or demeaning them socially.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
CPI seeks Centre's intervention to help TN farmers
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The CPI on Friday flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what it said was "utter disregard" towards the plight of protesting Tamil Nadu farmers and sought the the government's immediate intervention.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mistry's firms move NCLAT
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Tata Sons' ousted Chairman Cyrus Mistry's investment companies have approached the New Delhi-based National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), sources privy to the development said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Blaze at Bank Of India building in Mumbai
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A major fire broke out in the upper floors of Bank of India's heritage building here on Friday evening, officials said. There were no reports of any casualties so far.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lady Hardinge orders Khadi products after government order
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) on Friday became the first central government hospital in the country to place a Rs 33 lakh order for Khadi products, after the Centre made it mandatory for 23 of its hospitals to purchase Khadi products only.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Passport office to come up in Punjab's Nawanshahr town
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre has acceded to the Punjab government's request to open a passport office in Nawanshahr town and also look into the issue of blacklisted Sikh youths settled abroad, official sources said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Diaspora
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 91st birthday
London, April 21 (IANS) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 91st birthday on Friday, an occasion that was marked by ceremonial gun salutes and Buckingham Palace releasing a photograph of her as a baby.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
EU High Representative calls on Modi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday and discussed issues of mutual interest.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Patients with rare medical condition treated by robotic surgery
Ahmedabad, April 21 (IANS) Robotic surgery performed at a hospital here has successfully relieved a 37-year-old patient of acute abdominal pain caused by a rare medical condition, the surgeon who performed the procedure has said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Health/Medicine
Tata Trusts denies any connection with PIL on tobacco
Mumbai/Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Tata Trusts on Friday said it "has no connection" at all with a recent public interest litigation (PIL) on public sector entities' equity holding in the tobacco sector.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Madrid derby, Juventus-Monaco in Champions League semis
Nyon, April 21 (IANS) Real Madrid will face their local rival Atletico Madrid, while Juventus are set to play against Monaco in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, according to a draw held here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Rouhani, rivals to run for Iran's President; Ahmadinejad barred
Tehran, April 21 (IANS) Campaigning began on Friday for Irans presidential elections after a government vetting body approved incumbent Hassan Rouhani and five challengers to run in the May 19 poll, while former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified, state media reported.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Police nab four militants in Manipur
Imphal, April 21 (IANS) Four members of the Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA), a militant outfit, were arrested on Friday on charges of extortion, kidnapping and opening fire at several places, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Google set to deploy next-gen machine learning for Indian languages
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Aiming to bring a billion people online and make the web more useful for them, Google India is slated to unveil new products on advancement in machine learning for the Indian languages, the company said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Panama verdict was not 'split decision': Pakistan minister
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Friday rejected the notion that the Panama Papers verdict was a "split decision", adding that although the judges' opinions may be different, "all five signed off on formation of a Joint Investigation team (JIT)".
2017-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
ACC's Q1 2017 net profit down 9%
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Cement and ready mixed concrete producer ACC on Friday reported a decline of 9.05 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Russian Deputy PM questions testing method for doping substance turinabol
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) The method to detect turinabol, a banned anabolic steroid found in samples of many athletes during the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games, has been questioned by experts, Russias Deputy Prime Minister in charge of sports, Vitaly Mutko, has said.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Another Pakistani man attacked for 'blasphemous remarks'
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) A Pakistani man was attacked by a mob on Friday inside a mosque in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after he was accused of making blasphemous remarks following prayers, the media reported.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amy Adams, Fagun Thakrar to work together soon
London, April 21 (IANS) "Arrival" star Amy Adams and Indian origin English actress Fagun Thakrar are set to work together.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Hoor' one of the 'biggest' songs for Atif this year
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Pakistani singer Atif Aslam says he is elated over getting a chance to sing a romantic track titled "Hoor" for the Bollywood film "Hindi Medium", and hopes it gets a positive response from the Indian audience.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Youth detained for post against Andhra CM
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) A youth was detained on Friday over a derogatory post on social media against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two IS men sentenced to seven years in jail
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday awarded seven-year jail term to two members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group after their application for pleading guilty to charges against them was allowed.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Important for writers to write for children, for children to read'
Dehradun, April 21 (IANS) The need for writers to produce significant works of literature for children and for the younger generation to develop a passion for reading was impressed upon by leading authors participating in a session at the ongoing WIC India Dehradun Community Literature Festival here.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ghaziabad teacher dies after being set on fire for dowry
Ghaziabad, April 21 (IANS) A teacher, whose husband and in-laws allegedly set her on fire over demands for a dowry of Rs 25 lakh, succumbed to her injuries 8 days after the incident.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Confident Hyderabad face rejuvenated Pune (Preview)
Pune, April 21 (IANS) A confident Sunrisers Hyderabad, on a two-match winning run, will face a rejuvenated Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
WWII shells unearthed in China
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Four shells believed to have been left behind by invading Japanese troops during the Second World War, were unearthed in China's Heilongjiang Province, police said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Over 200 to join 'March for Science' in India
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Joining people in over 500 cities across the world, Coimbatore in India will "stand up for science" in the world's first ever March for Science on Saturday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Real Madrid to face Atletico in Champions League semifinals
Nyon, April 21 (IANS) Real Madrid will face their local rival Atletico Madrid, while Juventus are set to play against Monaco in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, according to a draw held here on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Sajjan meets Haryana CM; Canada keen on investment
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Canada has evinced keen interest in investing in Haryana in civil aviation, skill development, education, defence, and smart city projects, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Indian equities slip on foreign funds outflow, selling pressure (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Foreign funds' outflow, coupled with a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in healthcare, FMCG and automobile stocks, subdued the Indian equity markets on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Over 200,000 homes in England empty: Report
London, April 21 (IANS) More than 200,000 homes in England with a total value of 43 billion pounds ($55 billion) were empty for at least six months in 2016 despite the desperate shortage of properties to rent and buy, the media reported.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Japanese lawmaker quits over extra-marital affair
Tokyo, April 21 (IANS) Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Friday accepted the resignation of lawmaker Toshinao Nakagawa who quit after revelations that he was involved in an extra-marital affair.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Why choose camps over hotels?
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Are you jotting down vacation ideas for the summer? Well, this time try staying at camps instead of a hotel as they are more affordable and promise a unique experience, say experts.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
69% Chinese firms don't comply with environmental laws
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) An inspection campaign, launched by the Chinese government in April to combat pollution in Beijing and other areas, found that 69 per cent of the probed firms did not comply with environment laws, authorities said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
'Half Girlfriend' to release across 1600 Indian screens
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor-starrer "Half Girlfriend" will release across 1600 screens in India on May 19.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
World Bank to give Bangladesh $6 bn credit
Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) The World Bank has pledged to give $6 billion in credit to Bangladesh over the next three years.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Philippine official visits South China Sea islands
Manila, April 21 (IANS) A top Philippine official on Friday made a one-day trip to the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security
Women need a voice to become Superwomen: Youtuber Lilly Singh
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) With more than 11 million subscribers on video streaming site YouTube, Canadian-born Lilly Singh -- who traces her roots to the Punjab and would be quite over the moon if paired with Bollywood star Ranveer Singh -- is quite a sensation. Hailed by her followers as "Superwoman", Lilly is known for her quirky takes on social issues and pun-intended videos with a touch of sarcasm.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
14 killed as truck ploughs into villagers in Andhra
Vijayawada, April 21 (IANS) At least 14 persons were killed and 24 injured when a truck rammed into a group of villagers standing outside some shops in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
EC gives AIADMK factions more time to prove their claims
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) The Election Commission has given time, till June 16, for both the warring factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK to submit documents proving their claim.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chechnya leader rejects reports of gay torture
London, April 21 (IANS) Chechnyas leader Ramzan Kadyrov has denied reports of torture against homosexuals, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK prisons to separate extremists from other inmates
London, April 21 (IANS) Dangerous extremists will be separated from other inmates in British prisons, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP, Congress workers stealing oil from transformers: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday claimed that BJP and Congress workers were disrupting electricity and water supply in the national capital to tarnish the AAP government's image ahead of April 23 civic polls.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Smurfs: The Lost Village': Staid story but visually engaging (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Smurfs: The Lost Village"; Director: Kelly Asbury; Voices of: Ariel Winter, Michelle Rodriguez, Julia Roberts, Joe Manganiello, Ellie Kemper, Mandy Patinkin, Rainn Wilson, Jake Johnson, Demi Lovato, Gordon Ramsay; Rating: **1/2
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No need to condemn Swamy's beef statement: AYUSH minister
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik on Friday said that there was no need to condemn the statements made by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy and a senior VHP leader against beef-eating practice in Goa.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Unpaid for months, Amrapali ex-employees protest outside office
Noida, April 21 (IANS) Scores of ex-employees of real estate giant Amrapali Group on Friday picketed their corporate office here in Sector-62, alleging non-payment of dues for months.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Army officer dies as detonator goes off during training in MP
Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) An army officer, Bakul Singh, working as an instructor died on Friday in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh when a detonator went off during a training session, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Iran reiterates commitment to nuclear deal
Tehran, April 21 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday reiterated his country's commitment to a nuclear agreement it signed with six major powers in 2015, and asked the US to do the same.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security
Tribal developmental fund to be probed: Minister
Imphal, April 21 (IANS) Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram on Friday said funds released so far for the development of tribal areas in Manipur will be probed.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kunal Kapoor promotes campaign dedicated to Indian soldiers
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor is backing a campaign that supports injured Indian army jawans and has urged everyone to help them.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Checklist for destination wedding
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Apart from picking a venue for the wedding, it is important to come up with an interesting itinerary and keep a constant check on guests while planning a destination wedding, say experts.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Neha Kakkar launches original Punjabi song
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Singer Neha Kakkar, known for remixes like "Kala chashma" and "Kar gayi chull", has launched a new original Punjabi song.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
L&T, South Korean firm team up for artillery gun
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indian engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Hanwha Techwin (HTW) of South Korea on Friday signed a contract to provide the Indian Army with a mobile artilley gun.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
HTC's virtual reality system Vive now in India
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC on Friday launched virtual reality (VR) system HTC Vive for the Indian consumers that includes wireless VR controllers, room-scale movement and head-mounted display with a built-in camera.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Raheel Sharif departs for Riyadh to lead military alliance
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan's retired Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday departed for Riyadh after the government granted him permission to head a 41-nation military alliance led by Saudi Arabia.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Female scientists overrepresented on Twitter: Study
New York, April 21 (IANS) Compared to their scholarly publishing, women scientists are over-represented on the microblogging site Twitter compared to male scientists, research has found.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
BJP meets Kashmir Governor over situation
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Friday called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and discussed the situation in the Valley, official sources said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Shatrughan Sinha praises daughter Sonakshi for 'Noor'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Veteran actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha has praised his daughter and actress Sonakshi Sinha for her latest release "Noor". He says the movie makes him proud.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Campaigning for Delhi civic poll ends
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The high-voltage campaigning for Delhi municipal elections ended on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LeBron passes Bryant for third place in playoff scoring
Washington, April 21 (IANS) With seven minutes 26 seconds left in the second quarter game 3 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James topped Kobe Byrant to move into third place on NBA's all-time playoff scoring list.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu passes away at 44
London, April 21 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur football club have announced that their under-23 coach, Ugo Ehiogu, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at the clubs training ground here.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Dimapur-Kohima road 4-laning to boost food processing units in Nagaland
Kohima, April 21 (IANS) Food processing units in Nagaland will get a boost with the completion of four-laning of the Dimapur-Kohima stretch of National Highway 39, said an official on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nepal PM urges Madhesi Morcha not to boycott election
Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of seven Madhes-centric parties, will pay a terrible price if it turns down the government's request to participate in next month's local level elections, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Government denounces bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday denounced the decision of a petroleum dealers' association to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays starting May 14.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Training camp in Europe for Indian mountaineers
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) With an eye to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where sport climbing has made it to the quadrennial games, an Indian mountaineering club is set to give hopefuls in the field a comprehensive training camp in Europe, beginning on April 25.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Evacuation of Syrian villages resumes after 2 days
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) The evacuation of three villages in Syria resumed on Friday after two days of blockade, a British war monitor said.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security
Will highlight Kerala government's miserable performance: UDF
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala's Congress-led opposition UDF on Friday said it will highlight the "miserable performance" of the Pinarayi Vijayan government in the coastal state during the last one year by holding meetings across the state.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Shashaa feels great to be Shraddha's voice
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It wasn't long ago when the audience saw Shraddha Kapoor grooving to "The humma song", sung by Shashaa Tirupati. Now the actress is back with the same voice for the upcoming film "Half Girlfriend", and the singer feels great if people like to hear her as Shraddha's voice.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Madras High Court dismisses paternity suit against actor Dhanush
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday quashed a petition filed by a couple in the Melur magistrate court claiming that actor Dhanush is their biological son and should pay them a monthly maintenance of Rs.65,000.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Pence flies to Australia to discuss security, trade
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence was due to arrive in Australia on Friday evening for the last leg of his Asia-Pacific tour, with regional security, the fight against terror, and trade set to dominate talks.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Record witness statements on threat to Najeeb Ahmed by ABVP students: HC to police
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Delhi Police to record the statement of witnesses present at the time of an altercation between JNU student Najeeb Ahmed and nine students of ABVP six months ago, about the "nature of threat" given to him.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Mamata urges regional parties to unite against BJP
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Describing the political situation in the country as "terrible", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday reinforced her message to all the regional parties to come together to corner the Bharatiya Janata Party.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
China stresses dialogue to resolve Korean Peninsula issue
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) China on Friday stressed on a dialogue to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue after the UN Security Council strongly condemned the latest ballistic missile launch by North Korea.
2017-04-21
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Modi to meet BJP CMs
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting of Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of 13 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states on Sunday in the national capital.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Can't order UK to return Kohinoor: SC
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Refusing to monitor government efforts for getting the Kohinoor back to India from the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court on Friday said the court cannot order the diamond's return or say that the UK should not auction it.
2017-04-21
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Navy successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos missile
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) An Indian Naval ship for the first time on Friday fired a land-attack BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Defence/Security
Mohun Bagan, Aizawl FC to lock horns in I-League title decider (Lead Preview)
Aizawl, April 21 (IANS) The I-League title will be up for grabs when Mohun Bagan and Aizawl FC lock horns at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Pratt amazed by 'Jhoom...' version of 'Guardians...' trailer
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) "Whoa... wow" was the first reaction of American actor Chris Pratt after seeing the Hindi version of his forthcoming Hollywood film "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" with music of Bappi Lahiri's popular song "Jhoom jhoom jhoom baba".
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ashok Leyland bags orders from security agencies
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Bagging contracts for mine-protected and bullet-proof vehicles from security agencies, Ashok Leyland is targeting three-fold business increase from its defence vertical, a top company official has said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
'Noor': This crusader endears you all the way (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Noor"; Director: Sunhil Sippy; Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Purab Kohli, MK Raina, Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, Smita Tambe, Rating: ***1/2
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian equities slip; healthcare, FMCG shed gains
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Indian equity markets on Friday provisionally closed on a flat-to-negative note as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in healthcare, FMCG and automobile stocks.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Image of Muslims in US very negative: French scholar
Karachi, April 21 (IANS) One reason why Muslims in the US are seen very negatively is that they dont assimilate in host societies, a French scholar said in comments published on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
No Steyn among marquee domestic stars of #T20 Global Destination League
Johannesburg, April 21 (IANS) Star pacer Dale Steyn was one of the notable names missing among the eight marquee domestic players announced by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday to represent the various franchises in the first two editions of the new #T20 Global Destination League.
2017-04-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Harry Styles accused of copying guitar riff for single
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) One Direction star Harry Styles has been accused of plagiarising a guitar riff of "Baby blue", a song by 1970s rock band Badfinger, for his single "Ever since New York".
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US Defense Secretary assures Syria had chemical weapons
Jerusalem, April 21 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Friday said the Syrian regime had chemical weapons and recommended that it should not be used anymore.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
BJP, PDP leaders discuss Kashmir unrest
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) The leaders of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling PDP-BJP coalition on Friday discussed the prevailing situation in the valley which has been on the boil since the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll earlier this month.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
US state carries out first execution in 12 years
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The US state of Arkansas carried out its first execution in more than a decade after the Supreme Court, in a last-minute series of orders, rejected requests by a death row inmate to stay his lethal injection.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hearing tests may not detect common form of hearing loss
New York, April 21 (IANS) Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to detect patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioural tests, new research has found.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
itel Mobile launches 'Wish A21' at Rs 5,390
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) itel Mobile, part of Chinese mobile manufacturer Transsion Holdings, on Friday launched a new smartphone "Wish A21" at Rs 5,390.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Tiger Woods undergoes fourth back surgery
Houston (Texas), April 21 (IANS) Golfer Tiger Woods has said he underwent a fourth surgery to relieve his ongoing back pain.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Indian financial institutions embracing data analytics, AI: PwC
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Focusing on data analytics, mobile and AI technologies, FinTech companies are changing the market dynamics and 95 per cent of Indian financial institutions are expected to partner with FinTechs in 2017-18 to boost innovation, global consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US official leading Trump-Russia probe to step down
Washington, April 21 (IANS) A US Justice Department official who is leading an investigation into potential collusion between President Donald Trumps campaign and the Russian government will step down next month, the media reported.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
I, not Advani, incited mob to raze Babri mosque: Ex-BJP MP
Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Former BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti on Friday said it was he and not former Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani who egged a frenzied mob to raze the Babri Masjid in 1992.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Tata Steel launches Green School Project with TERI
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Tata Steel on Friday launched a Green School Project in association with TERI to create awareness about environment issues in school campuses in the operational areas of the company.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
TripAdvisor names Bali 'world's best destination'
Jakarta, April 21 (IANS) US-based travel reviewer website TripAdvisor presented its 2017 "World's Best Destination" Award to Indonesia's resort island of Bali.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Angelina Jolie's 'secret romance' with British entrepreneur
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Amid her ongoing divorce and custody battle against estranged husband Brad Pitt, actress Angelina Jolie is reportedly having a secret romance with a British entrepreneur and is enjoying private rendezvous with him.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sun TV restrained from using Sony Music recordings
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Sun TV, which was found using a number of Sony Music Entertainment songs without prior approval, has been barred from using Sony Music copyrighted work with immediate effect.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Enjoy benefits of pudina
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Pudina (mint leaves) aids in digestion, improves oral health, treats cold and more, say experts.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Subsidised fish for Goans soon, says Fisheries Minister
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Hit by rising fish prices, Goans may soon get subsidised fish thanks to a fisheries corporation which is likely to be set up under the aegis of the state Fisheries Ministry, Cabinet minister Vinod Palienkar said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kim Kardashian slammed over Virgin Mary Kimoji
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian received online backlash after she transformed herself into Virgin Mary for her Kimoji app.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump plans executive actions on finance, tax rules
Washington, April 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is planning to order a review of key financial rules on Friday, according to a White House official.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Los Angeles police won't act as federal immigration force
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vowed that local police would not help the federal government detain undocumented immigrations for deportation.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Freed Egyptian-American prisoner returns home
Washington, April 21 (IANS) An Egyptian-American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years has returned home to the US after President Donald Trump's administration "quietly" negotiated her release, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Consular access to Jadhav not automatic option: Pakistan
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan has said that consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who it dubbed a "serial killer", was "not an automatic option".
2017-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Priyanka's afternoon date with Robert DeNiro, Whoopi Goldberg
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra says she is happy that she got to spend some time with Hollywood icons like Robert DeNiro and Whoopi Goldberg.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Prithvi Hatte 'excited' for 'Chupke Chupke'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) "Siya Ke Ram" fame actress Prithvi Hatte says she is excited to be part of upcoming TV show "Chupke Chupke".
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
I don't look at movies by the budget: Blake Lively
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively says she considers a project only by looking at her role in it rather than its budget.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Maatr': Raveena shines in hard hitting rape revenge saga (Movie Review, Rating: ****)
Film: 'Maatr'; Director: Ashtar Sayed; Starring: Raveena Tandon, Madhur Mittal, Anurag Arora; Rating: ****
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IPL: Mumbai aim to exploit home condition vs Delhi (Preview)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) In-form Mumbai Indians will look to exploiting their home conditions when they take on Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sovereign Gold Bonds issue to open on Monday
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The first tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) scheme will open for public subscription on Monday, the government has announced.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mohun Bagan, Aizawl FC lock horns in I-League title decider (Preview)
Aizawl, April 21 (IANS) The I-League title will be up for grabs when Mohun Bagan and Aizawl FC locks horns at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Lakshya UAV crash lands in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Lakshya of the Indian Air Force crashlanded in Odisha's Balasore district on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
India will pay if it plays Dalai card: Chinese daily
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) India will pay "dearly" if it continues to play the Dalai Lama card against China, a Chinese commentator warned on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Ajax knock out Schalke in UEFA Europa League
Gelsenkirchen (Germany), April 21 (IANS) FC Schalke 04 won the second leg 3-2 but were still knocked out as two away goals were enough to earn the ten-man Ajax Amsterdam a 4-3 win on aggregate in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Street food will not be banned in Bangkok: Official
Bangkok, April 21 (IANS) A top Thai official said on Friday that street food, an important part of daily life in Bangkok, will not be banned in the city.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Noor' special for sisters Prakriti, Sukriti
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha-starrer "Noor" is special for the twin sisters Prakriti and Sukriti Kakar as for the first time they have sung two different songs for the same film.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pooja Bhatt celebrates four months of sobriety (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who went public about her drinking issues last year, says she is on the road to recovery and has not touched alcohol since the last four months.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
10 killed as truck rams into shops in Andhra
Vijayawada, April 21 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a truck rammed into shops in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two IS men sentenced to seven years in jail
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday awarded seven-year jail terms to two members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group after their application for pleading guilty to charges against them was allowed.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pollution a non-issue in Delhi civic polls?
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Although Delhi is known as one of the world's most polluted cities, none of the major political parties have highlighted how they plan to tackle pollution in their manifestos for the upcoming civic election for which voting takes place on Sunday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
'Khoon Aali Chithi' to release on April 25
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha's maiden Punjabi production "Khoon Aali Chithi" is slated to hit the screens on April 25.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Deepika, Irrfan to star in Vishal Bhardwaj's production
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actors Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan, who were paired together in the 2015 hit film "Piku", will reunite on the big screen. They are set to star in an unnamed Vishal Bhardwaj's production.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK online shoppers top global spending survey
London, April 21 (IANS) Online shoppers in Britain spend more per household than consumers in any other country, the UK Cards Association said in a report.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Big B's fitness trainer to appear in Suniel Shetty's show
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchans fitness trainer Vrinda Mehta has been roped in to appear in actor Suniel Shettys upcoming reality show "Indias Asli Champion...Hai Dum".
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Clint Eastwood to direct film on thwarted terrorist train attack
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Clint Eastwood has been roped in to direct a drama film based on the book "The 15:17 To Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Heroes", co-written by Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, Jeffrey E. Stern and Spencer Stone.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sofia Vergara accused of 'harassing' former fiance
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Actress Sofia Vergara is accused of "harassing" her former fiance Nick Loeb.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Biker killed after falling off elevated road
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A 18-year-old biker died while his juvenile friend sustained critical injuries after their speeding bike fell off an elevated road in west Delhi's Vikaspuri area.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Regret to have made hurtful comments: 'Baahubali' actor Sathyaraj
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Sathyaraj on Friday expressed the deepest regret over comments he made against Kannadigas nine years ago during the Cauvery row and appealed for the smooth release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in Karnataka.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Water level of 91 major reservoirs drops 2%'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The water level of 91 major reservoirs in the country has gone down by two per cent, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan SC clears Maryam Nawaz in Panama Papers case
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court has cleared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz in the Panama Papers case, a media report said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Kasturi crisis' will be resolved: Nepalese President
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Friday assured that she would take up the shortage of 'kasturi' (musk collected from a stag's navel) with her country's government.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion,Environment/Wildlife,Diplomacy
Tripura, Mizoram liquor shops relocate to follow SC order
Agartala/Aizawl, April 21 (IANS) The Tripura and Mizoram governments have implemented the Supreme Court order in toto to ban liquor shops and outlets along the National Highways, officials said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Soft drinks bad for your memory, diet soda may be even worse
New York, April 21 (IANS) If you thought switching to diet soda can help you avoid the ill effects associated with sugary soft drinks, think again! Researchers have found that while drinking sugary beverages frequently may lead to poorer memory, daily intake of diet soda may increase the risk of stroke and dementia.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Government must be enabler, not regulator: Modi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Stressing the importance of competition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that with changing dynamics, the government needs to change its role from being a regulator to an enabler.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former Pakistan PM's son charged in ephedrine case
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) A special anti-narcotics court on Friday indicted former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa and 10 others in an ephedrine scandal which rocked the Pakistan's Peoples Party (PPP) government in 2011.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Road accidents killing frogs, lizards'
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Wonder why you no longer hear frogs croak during the monsoon? Blame road-kills.
2017-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
India reports significant reductions in neglected tropical diseases
India has achieved the target for eliminating visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar), a neglected tropical disease (NTD), in 82 per cent sub-districts, according to the fourth World Health Organization (WHO) report on NTDs released on April 19, 2017.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
Logitech introduces 4K-enabled webcam at Rs 24,995
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Mobile accessories provider Logitech on Friday launched BRIO, a 4K pro webcam designed for businesses, home office users and YouTubers.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Bopanna-Cuevas enter Monte Carlo quarters
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 21 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas have entered the men's doubles quarter-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament following a hard fought three-set win over fifth seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram here.
2017-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Woman commits suicide at Delhi metro station
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman killed herself at a metro station here on Friday by jumping in front of a moving train, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israeli comic novel up for Booker Prize
London, April 21 (IANS) A novel about an Israeli stand-up comic having a meltdown on stage is one of six titles shortlisted for this year's Man Booker International Prize, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
One charge can keep this feature phone running for 50 days
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Jivi Mobiles on Friday launched a new feature phone "Sumo T3000" with a powerful 3600 mAh battery that claims to keep the phone charged up to 50 days.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hillary Clinton slams Trump on LGBT rights
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump's administration for what she said were moves against LGBT rights, the media reported.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Stop anti-Kashmiri violence: Rajnath Singh to CMs
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked all Chief Ministers to act against those who harass Kashmiris living in their states, amid at least two recent incidents of harassment of youth from the troubled valley in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC dismisses AAP's plea to use EVMs with VVPAT in civic polls
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the Aam Aadmi Party's plea to use second-generation EVMs with paper trail in the April 23 civic polls in the national capital.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Was very close to Man-U move: Ronaldinho
Rio de Janeiro, April 21 (IANS) Brazil football great Ronaldinho has revealed he was "very close" to joining Manchester United instead of FC Barcelona.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
China opens new freight train service to Moscow
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) China on Friday launched a new freight train service linking Xiamen city with Moscow.
2017-04-21
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Indian equities slip, healthcare stocks face selling pressure
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Despite positive global cues, the Indian equity markets on Friday traded in the negative territory as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in healthcare, banking and FMCG stocks.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Botafogo go top of Copa Libertadores group
Guayaquil (Ecuador), April 21 (IANS) Second-half substitute Sassa scored a late penalty to earn Brazil's Botafogo a 1-1 in their their group match of the Copa Libertadores football tournament against Barcelona Sports Club here.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
Footballer Conca close to Flamengo debut
Rio de Janeiro, April 21 (IANS) Argentinian midfielder Conca is close to making his debut for Brazilian giants Flamengo as he enters the final stage of his recovery from a serious knee injury, according to the club's medical staff.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
US prepares charges to seek Assange's arrest
Washington, April 21 (IANS) US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, officials told CNN on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Digital currency adoption to boost smartphones sales in India
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the market becomes more competitive amid aggressive 4G rollout and more people adopting digital payment methods, smartphones in India will represent 62 per cent of all mobile phones sales in 2018, market research firm Gartner predicted on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
UP exploring air connectivity to tourist spots
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is exploring air connectivity to major religious tourist places in the state, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Two killed taking selfies in Bihar
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Two youths were killed on Friday while taking selfies when a train was going over a bridge in Bihar's Katihar district, police said.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S.Korea, Japan, US to discuss Pyongyang's weapons tests next week
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) Officials from South Korea, Japan and the US, who are involved in negotiations for nuclear disarmament of the Korean peninsula, are set to meet on April 25 in Tokyo to discuss North Korea's latest weapons tests.
2017-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Ousted S.Korean President's trial to begin in May
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) The preparatory session of the trial against South Korea's ousted President Park Geun-hye, who is charged with corruption, will take place in May, only a week before the vote to elect her successor.
2017-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
S. Africa says committed to Brics membership
Pretoria, April 21 (IANS) South Africa is committed to the Brics bloc of leading emerging economies and hopes being a member helps address the country's various challenges, a senior official said on Thursday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
44 Nepalis imprisoned in India
Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) The relatives of 44 Nepali workers, who have been languishing in a prison in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, have requested the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to take the initiative for their release, a media report said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian scientists find new ways to detect 'naked singularity'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) In a significant find, a team of scientists from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) here has found novel ways to detect a bare or naked "singularity" - the most extreme object in the universe.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Science/Tech
People within showbiz don't judge women: Ruslaan Mumtaz
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Ruslaan Mumtaz, who has been featuring in TV shows and films for almost a decade now, feels that people working in the entertainment industry dont judge women on the basis of their looks.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telangana urges Centre to link MGNREGA to agriculture
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) With the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) creating shortage of farm labourers, Telangana on Friday urged the Centre to link the scheme to agriculture.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Pick banana, melon, cold milk to fight acidity
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Avoid chances of acidity during the hot days by indulging in bananas, melons and coconut water, say experts.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
World's largest rodent gives birth in British zoo
London, April 21 (IANS) A member of the world's largest rodent species has given birth to a pup in a British zoo, officials have said.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Google rolls out 'Smart display campaigns' to all advertisers
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Google on Friday rolled out "Smart display campaigns" to all advertisers, a move that will help them reach more customers easily on the Google Display Network (GDN).
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
China puts bombers on high alert: US official
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Chinese air force land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers were put on high alert as Beijing is preparing to respond to a potential situation in North Korea, a US defence official said.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Arrest made over attack on German football team
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) German prosecutors on Friday arrested a 28-year-old German-Russian citizen on suspicion of carrying out the bomb attack on a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football,Terrorism
'In Kerala, 'Baahubali' widened market for non-Malayalam films'
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Well-known producer Prem Menon, who successfully distributed Vikram-starrer "I" and "Baahubali: The Beginning" among other films in Kerala, believes the phenomenal success of these movies has widened the market for non-Malayalam films in the state.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Gwalior schools shut for two days
Gwalior, April 21 (IANS) All secondary schools will be closed in Gwalior for two days owing to the rising temperature in Madhya Pradesh, the district administration has said.
2017-04-21
Category: International, India,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Sushma meets EU High Representative
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met European Union High Representative and Vice President Federica Moghereni who is on an official visit to India.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
UP CM orders review of Yash Bharti Awards
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a review of the prestigious Yash Bharti Awards that were started by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
HC nixes triple talaq plea, says women entitled to equality
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea to direct the government to ensure that triple talaq must not be applicable to Hindus married to Muslim men.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Government must be enabler, not regulator: Modi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Stressing the importance of competition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that with changing dynamics, the government needs to change its role from being a regulator to an enabler.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yechury meets Sonia, discusses presidential election
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) After Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury too met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the upcoming presidential elections and the need to field a joint opposition candidate.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Manto's women characters are humane: Sonal Sehgal
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Sonal Sehgal, who is playing the female lead in Rahat Kazmis forthcoming film "Mantostaan" -- based on the stories of celebrated writer Saadat Hasan Manto -- says that most of the women characters in his oeuvre were very humane.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
I'm a prolific traveller: Gul Panag
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag says she is a prolific traveller and prefers organised and stress-free travelling.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aurangabad-Hyderabad train derails in Karnataka, no casualties
Secunderabad, April 21 (IANS) Four coaches of the Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derailed on Friday between Kalgapur and Bhalki stations in Karnataka, officials said. No injuries or casualties were reported.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC to decide validity of linking Aadhaar with Pan card
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the constitutional validity of the central government's decision to link the Aadhaar card with the Pan card.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
'Noor': Says so much without seeming to say anything (Movie Review, Rating: ****)
Film: 'Noor'; Director: Suhnil Sippy; Starring: Sonakshi Sinha, Purab Kohli, Kannan Gill, M.K. Raina, Smita Tambe; Rating: ****
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Singer Cuba Gooding Sr found dead in his car
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Cuba Gooding Sr was found dead in his car here. He was 72.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HTC to unveil 'squeezable' smartphone on May 16
New York, April 21 (IANS) Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC has announced that its next flagship squeezable smartphone called 'HTC U' will be officially unveiled on May 16.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Our ancestors had powerful night-time vision
New York, April 21 (IANS) New genetic evidence confirms a long-held hypothesis that our earliest mammalian ancestors indeed had powerful night-time vision.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Microsoft announces new Azure migration tools, resources
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Microsoft on Friday announced new Azure migration tools and resources to help organisations utilise the power of hybrid cloud.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ensure safety of Kashmiri youths: Rajnath to states
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Condemning the attack on Kashmiri students in Rajasthan's Mewar University , Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appealed to all state governments to ensure safety of Kashmiris.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pedalling through Majuli to feel the soul of world's largest river island
Majuli (Assam), April 21 (IANS) Majuli, the world's largest inhabited river island, is famous for the many features unique to it -- the Neo-Vaishnavite "Satras" (institutional centres) dating back to the 15th century, the colourful yet simple lifestyle and culture of the Mising tribe, the art of mask-making, and the even more ancient art of pottery practised by villagers.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
We can't order UK to return Kohinoor: SC
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that it cannot pass an order to bring back the Kohinoor diamond which is in the possession of the United Kingdom or say that they should not auction it.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Mercury continues to soar in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The temperature in the national capital continued to soar further with the minimum recorded at 28.9 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season's average, on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Arunachal students' body flays China's move
Itanagar, April 21 (IANS) The powerful All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) on Friday described Beijing's move to rename six places in the state as an "uncalled for" and unwarranted act.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Will donate book proceeds to charity: Ivanka Trump
Washington, April 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's daughter and special counsellor Ivanka Trump said she will donate the unpaid portion of her advance for writing a book called "Women Who Work" to charitable groups that help children in urban areas, a media report said.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Fresh evidence reiterates MH370's likely location
Canberra, April 21 (IANS) Fresh evidence confirms that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is most likely located to the north of of the actual search zone, Australian scientists said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails in Karnataka
Secundrabad, April 21 (IANS) Four coaches of the Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derailed on Fridaynear Khalgapur station in Karnataka, officials said. No injuries or casualties were reported.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Hyderabad,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
US state carries out first execution in 12 years
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Death row inmate Ledell Lee has been executed in Arkansas, the state's first in 12 years, shortly after the US Supreme Court denied emergency motions in his case, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple, Nike to unveil limited edition Apple Watch 2
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Apple and Nike are working to expand their smartwatch series partnership for the Apple Watch 2 with a new limited edition NikeLab offering.
2017-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Singapore win turning point for my career: Sai Praneeth
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) B. Sai Praneeth, the latest among Indian shuttlers to make their mark in the international arena by winning his maiden Super Series title, believes that this could be a turning point for his career.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The vexed issue of restrictions on American H-1B visas has been taken up with the US administration by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his ongoing visit to the US, an Indian official said on Friday.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Dress like celebrities but first know your body: Celebrity stylist
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood celebrity stylist Tanya Ghavri, who has designed for the likes of Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kai?f and is currently working on the film "Judwa 2", says that it's flattering to see young girls taking fashion inspiration from film stars but it is also important for them to understand their body type and nature of event.
2017-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google Home now supports multiple users
New York, April 21 (IANS) Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant for home automation now has the ability for up to six people to connect their account to one speaker and can recognise who is talking to it.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Technology
Winds halt NASA's balloon launch attempt yet again
Wellington, April 21 (IANS) High surface winds scuttled NASA's sixth attempt at launching a stadium-sized super pressure balloon from Wanaka in New Zealand on Friday, the media reported.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Lack of political will to contribute funds hampers UN peacebuilding: India
United Nations, April 21 (IANS) India has lamented the lack of political will to fund peacebuilding efforts even as there is recognition that such programmes are urgently required to prevent conflicts within nations that spiral out with international impact.
2017-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy