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Smriti Irani announces sops for Amethi, targets Rahul
Amethi, Nov 19 (IANS) Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Monday announced sops for Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dharmapuri bus burning case convicts released
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Three AIADMK party members serving life sentence in the Dharmapuri bus burning case were released on Monday to mark the birth centenary of party founder M.G. Ramachandras (MGR).
2018-11-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rafale controversy won't dent IAF image: Raghunath Nambiar
Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) The image of Indian Air Force (IAF) will not be dented due to the controversy regarding the Rafale fighter jets deal, said Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, the deputy chief of IAF.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
TN announces Rs 1,000 cr assistance for cyclone relief
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday announced a sum of Rs 1,000 crore for carrying out relief works in the cyclone Gaja affected districts.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Qatar keen on CISF training for its industrial security force
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Oil-rich Qatar is keen to know about India's expertise in providing security to oil and gas installations and wants its industrial security force personnel to be trained at CISF facilities in India.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Infosys, Skoda among 1,775 entities served notice for failure to file returns
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Infosys Foundation, Skoda Auto India, University of Rajasthan and Madras Christian College are among 1,775 entities issued show-cause notice under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act for their failure to submit annual income and expenditure statements on foreign fundings, officials said on Tuesday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Wrong list of deleted voters used for inspection: AAP to EC
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Monday moved the Election Commission protesting "fraudulent" deletion of voter names, alleging that some of its officers used "an inaccurate list of deleted voters" for inspection.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka farmers give government 15 days to meet demands
Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) The Karnataka Farmers' Association (KFA) on Monday gave the state government 15 days to meet their demands, including loan waiver, minimum support price for all crops and compensation for drought, failing which they would resume and intensify their stir.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
4 killed in Delhi factory fire, owner held
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Four people were killed on Monday as a massive fire enveloped an illegal factory here, an official said, adding that its owner had been arrested.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI to pump liquidity worth Rs 8,000 cr on Nov 22
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would inject Rs 8,000 crore into the market by purchasing government securities on November 22, 2018.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka villages open defecation free, says CM
Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said the southern state was open defecation free in its rural areas.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
NBCC's Q2 net profit up 16%
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) State owned NBCC (India) on Monday reported a rise of 15.97 per cent rise in its net profit for the second quarter of 2018-19.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonia hails Manmohan, says empty boasts, vitriol not his style
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In a veiled dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that "fanciful boasts, self-promoting bombast and the language of abuse and vitriol" was not the style of Manmohan Singh who presided over the country's highest economic growth rate in his tenure as Prime Minister.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India produces 1.16 million tonnes sugar until mid-November
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Sugar production in the country until November 15 has been 1.16 million tonnes, compared to 1.37 million tonnes during the corresponding period last year, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
No bail-out for Jet Airways, management needs to run airline smoothly: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Centre on Monday said it would not bail out cash-strapped Jet Airways, stating that it's the responsibility of the management to implement policies to ensure financial stability and a smooth functioning of the airline.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Classical dance exponent announces campaign on toilet use education
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Bharatnatyam exponent Geeta Chandran on World Toilet Day on Monday announced an educational campaign she will undertake on responsible toilet use, followed by a dance tribute to her first guru.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
RBI to set up panel to review its economic capital framework
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The RBI board on Monday decided to form an expert committee to examine the economic capital framework of the central bank, which will decide the amount of reserves it can maintain, handing over the balance to the government.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
IAAF announces finalists for female world athletes of the year
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Monday announced the five finalists for female world athlete of the year.
2018-11-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Manmohan cautions against argument that development requires restrictions on freedom
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that one must not fall prey to the argument that India's development requires a restriction on the freedoms of its people and a concept of nationhood which demands a contrived unity rather than embrace the reality of India's diversity.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
India seeks more cooperation with Vietnam in four key sectors
Hanoi, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday called for more cooperation between India and Vietnam in the areas of agriculture, pharmaceuticals, textiles and IT.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
FC Goa extends head coach Lobera's contract for another year
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa on Monday secured the services of their head coach Sergio Lobera for another year after the Spaniard agreed to stay with the club till the end of the 2019/20 season.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,ISL
Roman Polanski's daughter, Jonathan Rhys Meyers skips IFFI
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) Morgane Polanski, daughter of filmmaker Roman Polanski, and "Bend It Like Beckham" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who were expected to attend the 49th IFFI here for the world premiere of their movie "The Aspern Papers" -- the gala's opening film -- have given the gala a miss.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Odisha to build houses for cyclone Titli-affected families
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed to allot houses under the Biju Pucca Ghar scheme to 13,000 families affected by severe cyclonic storm Titli in October this year.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Youth accused of raping, murdering toddler in Gurugram held in Uttar Pradesh
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) A youth accused of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl was arrested from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, a senior police official said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Need automatic 'Right of Way' approval for 5G preparedness: COAI
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Monday said the industry needed a web-based automatic and timely approval process for Right of Way (ROW) for the country to be prepared for 5G connectivity.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Opposition to meet before winter session of Parliament, chalk out next move: Naidu
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) The much talked about meeting of parties opposed to the BJP to strategise against the saffron party in the next Lok Sabha elections has been postponed and may now be held after the current Assembly elections and before the start of the winter session of Parliament, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee said after a meeting between them here.
2018-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Amarinder blames Pakistan; Punjab, Centre wake up to 'terror' call after Amritsar grenade attack (Roundup)
Amritsar/New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said the Amritsar grenade attack on a prayer meeting of the Nirankari sect seemingly carried "Pakistan's signature", with initial investigations indicating that the grenade used was similar to the ones being manufactured by the Pakistani Army Ordinance factory.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
Women-related issues in 'The Aspern Papers' relevant today: Director
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) Set in the 19th century Victorian era, 'The Aspern Papers', which opens this year's edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is a telling commentary on the suppression of women's emotion, independence and freedom, issues which are even relevant today, Julien Landais, director of the period drama film said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
New definition of kilogram from May next year: Government
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India will adopt a new definition of the kilogram (kg) from May next year, after representatives of 60 countries last week voted to redefine the International System of Units.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Goa beach cleaning tender triggers spat between ruling alliance members
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) Uncollected garbage strewn on Goa's beaches, and a tender to appoint an agency to clean them, triggered a row in the ruling BJP-led coalition government on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Centre releases SOPs for safety of sewer workers
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In the light of several incidents of the death of sewer workers, the Central government on Monday released Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for cleaning of sewers and septic tanks in order to ensure the workers' safety and prevent accidents.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Two women Maoists killed in Maharashtra gun-fight
Nagpur, Nov 19 (IANS) Two women Maoists were killed after a fierce gun-battle in the forests of Gadchiroli district here on Monday, an official said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism
Delhi reports 551 dengue cases so far in November
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) As many as 271 cases of dengue were reported in the national capital in the week ended November 17, taking the total to 551 so far in November, a municipal report showed on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Need to re-engineer, re-imagine our education system: Naidu
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday expressed concern over the issue of unemployability among fresh graduates in the country, saying that nothing less than a complete re-engineering of the education system can fix the problem.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Korean dancers to perform in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Dance groups from South Korea will present traditional dances from both North and South Korea here on November 29.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Gujarat to study Maharashtra quota decision and decide on Patidars: Rupani
Ahmedabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday said the state government had sought details from its Maharashtra counterparts about its decision to grant reservation benefits to the Maratha community to find out if the Patidar community could be given a quota here.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
69 arrested Sabarimala pilgrims send to jail (Roundup)
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Nov 19 (IANS) Sixty-nine pilgrims, who were arrested late Sunday night from Sabarimala temple after they defied prohibitory orders, were remanded to judicial custody by a court here on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Jana Sena to contest Lok Sabha polls in Telangana
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Monday said that the Jana Sena will contest the Lok Sabha elections in Telangana.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India, Europe sales help Xiaomi swing to net profit in Q3
Hong Kong, Nov 19 (IANS) Riding on its robust sales in India and Europe, China-based Xiaomi on Monday reported a 49.1 per cent increase in revenue for its third quarter of 2018 as net profit reached 2.48 billion yuan ($357.23 million).
2018-11-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy
Accidental explosion kills BSF officer in Jammu
Jammu, Nov 19 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) Assistant Commandant was killed and four others were injured in an accidental explosion on Monday at a border outpost in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, officials said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Now men think twice before harassing women: Preity Zinta
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Amid the ongoing controversy on her comment on the #MeToo movement, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta said it is an encouraging step to a big change for the future as men now think twice before harassing a woman at the workplace.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Work on to get India in $5 trillion club soon: Modi
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Reaching out to top industrialists and businessmen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the government is working towards making India a $5 trillion economy and for this the country will have to continue scaling up the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business (EODB) ranking.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Top CBI official seeks court-monitored probe in Asthana bribery case
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A top CBI official, Manish Kumar Sinha, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the allegation of bribe against Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana in the meat exporter Moin Qureshi case with the petition referring to charges of bribe being made to a Union minister and the other accused claiming connections with the "high and mighty" in the power corridors including NSA Ajit Doval.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul has 'Modiphobia', takes his name 44 times in 22-minute speech: Shah
Narsinghpur (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 19 (IANS) Taking a dig at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said that the opposition leader was afflicted with "Modiphobia" and that is why he takes Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name 44 times in his 22 minute election speech.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Opium cultivation in Afghanistan falls for first time in 3 years
Kabul, Nov 19 (IANS) Opium cultivation in Afghanistan fell 29 per cent in 2018 down to 6,400 tonnes, following a bumper crop the previous year, according to a UN report published on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malaysia keen to operate direct flights to Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Malaysian High Commissioner to India Dato Hidayat Abdul Hamid on Monday said that Malaysia is keen to start direct tourist flights to Kashmir.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Centre plans year-long events to mark Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru and founder of the Sikh religion Guru Nanak Dev next year, the Centre has decided to undertake a series of commemorative activities across India and abroad.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Pakistan PM rejects Trump's allegations
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister on Monday rejected the US President's allegations that Islamabad failed to cooperate with the US and had helped the former Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden hide in the country until his death at the hands of the US military in a covert operation in 2011.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Address public grievances first, Kejriwal tells officials
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed all the Heads of Departments (HoDs) of the Delhi government to make redressal of public grievances a "top priority" and that no complaint should be left unresolved.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Putin visits Turkey to inaugurate undersea gas pipeline
Istanbul, Nov 19 (IANS) The Russian President was received by his Turkish counterpart on Monday to officially inaugurate the TurkStream undersea natural gas pipeline which is expected to bring Russian gas through the Black Sea to Turkey and on to Europe from next year.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy
BSF trooper killed in J&K blast
Jammu, Nov 19 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and three others were injured in an accidental explosion on Monday at a border outpost in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, officials said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Opposition to meet before winter session of Parliament: Naidu
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) The much-talked about meeting of parties opposed to the BJP to strategise against the saffron party in the next Lok Sabha elections has been postponed and may now be held after the current Assembly elections and before the start of the winter session of Parliament, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee said after a meeting between them here.
2018-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Congress targets Modi over CBI officer's revelations against Doval, CVC
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Congress on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi after senior CBI official M.K. Sinha alleged in the Supreme Court that NSA Ajit Doval and Central Vigilance Commissioner K.V. Chaudhary had interfered in the investigation against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana facing bribery charges.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sabarimala: Devaswom Board asks SC for more time to implement order
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) that manages the Sabarimala temple on Monday moved an application in the Supreme Court seeking more time to implement the apex court's order allowing women of all age groups into the temple.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Costa del Este wins first leg, moves closer to Panama football final
La Chorrera (Panama), Nov 19 (IANS) Panamanian forward Ernesto Sinclair scored a hat-trick to lead visiting Costa del Este to a 3-1 win over San Francisco in the first leg of their semi-final playoff clash in the Apertura, the first tournament of the Panamanian football league's 2018-2019 season.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Storytelling festival concludes with diverse tales from India, abroad
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Stories from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's life, a dramatised musical about Mahabharata's Pandavas and actor Pankaj Tripathi's chilling, horror tale of a ride to Patna, formed the key highlights of an oral storytelling festival "Kathakar" here.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Companies to invest Rs 3,424 crore in city gas distribution projects in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) Energy companies will invest about Rs 3,424 crore in city gas distribution projects in seven geographical areas (GAs) covering 17 districts in Odisha, an official said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Telcos complete new KYC process in 85% area: COAI
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Telecom operators have completed the adoption of a new e-KYC (Know Your Customer) process in around 85 per cent of the country and the rest is likely to be covered soon, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Industrial park rating will boost competitiveness: Prabhu
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The development of an industrial park rating system would help increase industry competitiveness and boost the manufacturing sector in the country, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
KMP Expressway inauguration beginning of 2019 LS contest: Khattar
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khatttar on Monday said the inauguration of the KMP Expressway and extension of Faridabad Metro Rail by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the beginning of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Aadhaar data breach: HC grants more time to UIDAI to file response
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed the Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) plea seeking more time to file a response on a plea seeking exemplary damages for the losses caused due to leakage of Aadhaar data.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
KCR's daughter-in-law richer than his son
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao's daughter-in-law is richer than his son K. T. Rama Rao, a minister in his cabinet.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Herald case: Court dismisses plea seeking to restrain Swamy's tweets
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A local court here on Monday dismissed Congress leader Motilal Vora's plea seeking to restrain Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy's tweets on the ongoing National Herald case.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonia, Pinki, Simranjeet in quarters; Saweety knocked out of boxing Worlds
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The giant-killing Sonia and experienced Pinki Jingra along with Simranjeet Kaur entered the quarter-finals of their respective weight categories in the 10th AIBA women's World Boxing Championships at the KD Jhadav Hall here on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Manipur CM asks some Ministers, officials to quit
Imphal, Nov 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday asked some Ministers and senior officials to resign if they are not concerned about people's welfare.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Hopes of easier lending norms, fund inflows lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian equities got a lift on Monday amid expectations the central bank will take measures to ease liquidity crunch and relax lending norms for state-run banks.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Air pollution cuts average Indian's life expectancy by over 4 years: Study
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India is the world's second most polluted country, slightly trailing only Nepal, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Many UK workers lack access to decent toilets
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Tens of thousands of UK workers do not have access to decent toilets, Britain's biggest trade union Unite has found.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Sri Lanka's political turmoil continues
Colombo, Nov 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka's political turmoil continued into its third week on Monday, with the government and the former ruling United National Alliance (UNA) quarrelling with each other.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
South Africa to take on Paraguay in charity football match
Johannesburg, Nov 19 (IANS) South Africa's national football team will face Paraguay on Tuesday in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in Moses Mabhida, Durban, the South African Football Association (SAFA) said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
More toilets posing greater challenges of untreated sewage
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) With eight crore toilets built in India since 2014, a new challenge in the form of untreated sewage confronts India, with the problems expected to surmount in coming years, officials said at the World Toilet Summit, here on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Taliban reaches no pact on deadline with US for Afghan peace
Kabul, Nov 19 (IANS) Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Majahid said on Monday that the armed group has reached no agreement with the US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on a deadline to reach a peace deal for ending the war in Afghanistan.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Pakistan PM to visit Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will undertake an official visit to Malaysia from November 20, his first to the country since assuming his post in August.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
China reports new African swine fever outbreaks
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in its northeastern province of Heilongjiang, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
3.7 mn Afghan children have no access to school: UNICEF
Kabul, Nov 19 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) office in Afghanistan said on Monday that about 3.7 million Afghan children have no access to school due to insecurity and poverty in the country.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Education
Last phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls on Tuesday
Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) A three-way contest is in the offing as Chhattisgarh goes for the second and concluding phase of Assembly polls on Tuesday for 72 seats spread across 19 districts, with the ruling BJP wrestling it out with the opposition Congress and the Ajit Jogi-Mayawati-led alliance emerging as a formidable third front.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Woodpecker film fest to be back with sixth edition
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) will be back with the sixth edition here next month.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ranji tie: Shami yet to join Bengal team
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Although he made himself available, India pacer Mohammed Shami is yet to join the Bengal squad on the eve of their Ranji Trophy match against Kerala at the Eden Gardens here from Tuesday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Minister calls for increase in agricultural loan target to Rs 8,000 cr in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Hailing the West Bengal cooperative banks for achieving a higher credit-deposit ratio than the national average, Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Monday urged the cooperative department to increase the agricultural loan disbursement target by Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 8,000 crore in the next year.
2018-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Two criminals arrested after gun battle in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Police arrested two criminals after an overnight gun battle in Ghaziabad.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Xiaomi wants to change rural retail in India with new business
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Chinese electronics major Xiaomi, which is focusing on amplifying its product portfolio beyond smartphones, is all set to launch on Tuesday a new business which, according to the company, will "change rural retail in India".
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Prices of air tickets on Tripura route spike
Agartala, Nov 19 (IANS) Prices of flight tickets on the Tripura route have spiked after some carriers suspended their operations while others curtailed their frequency.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Indonesia, Philippines to meet in AFF Suzuki Cup 2018
Jakarta, Nov 19 (IANS) The Indonesian and the Philippines national football teams will play in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 at the weekend, the Indonesian football association said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Football
India gets its first sewer cleaning machine
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In order to reduce sewer deaths and put an end to the unsafe practice of manual scavenging, the Sulabh International on Monday introduced India's first "sewer cleaning machine".
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
No bail-out for Jet Airways, management needs to run airline smothly: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Central government on Monday ruled out the possibility of providing any financial bail-out or leeway to cash-strapped Jet Airways, stating that it's the prerogative of the company's management to implement policies to ensure smooth functioning of the airline.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Malaria cases drop 24% in India, Odisha best performer: WHO
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India has been identified as the top country marking maximum progress in reducing malaria cases among the 11 highest burden countries, registering a 24 per cent decrease in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
HarperCollins India partners ISF for fan outreach programme
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The unbeaten run of the Indian women's cricket team has landed them in the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC World T20 and the timing couldn't have been any better for leading publisher HarperCollins India to announce its partnership with Indian Sports Fan (ISF), a community of sports fans for women's cricket outreach programme.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mivi launches 3 new portable wireless speakers in India
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Domestic electronic gadgets brand Mivi on Monday launched three new wireless portable Bluetooth speakers -- Octave, Moonstone and Roam -- priced at Rs 1,699, Rs 2,299 and Rs 2,999 respectively.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Centre approves Rs 546 crore additional assistance for Karnataka
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Centre on Monday approved Rs 546.21 crore additional assistance to Karnataka which has experienced floods and landslides during 2018, a Home Ministry statement said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi opens KMP Expressway; says will cut pollution, traffic
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway in Haryana, saying it will help in reducing vehicular pollution in the national capital.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CAG report on demonetisation to be ready before Budget Session
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is auditing the impact of the controversial demonetisation on the Indian economy and may complete its report on it before the budget session of Parliament early next year.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sports Flashes bags audio broadcast rights for India's tour of Australia
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Sports Flashes, a multi-sports App, has bagged the audio rights for the upcoming India-Australia cricket series for the Indian audience, it was announced on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Indian, US special forces start joint exercise
Jaipur, Nov 19 (IANS) The Indian and US special forces on Monday started a 12-day joint military drill at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges here.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India for more joint projects with China in Afghanistan
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) India on Monday said it is ready for more joint projects with China in Afghanistan, a strife-torn country whose diplomats are being trained by both Beijing and New Delhi.
2018-11-19
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Air Quality drops, improvement likely on Tuesday
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Air quality in Delhi and the adjoining areas worsened further to the "very poor" category on Monday. However, pollution is expected to decrease from Tuesday due to favourable winds and a "significant drop" in stubble burning in neighbouring states, officials said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Bullying, violence at workplace linked to heart disease, strokes
London, Nov 19 (IANS) People who are bullied or experience violence at work are at higher risk of developing heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according to a new study.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Modi regime replay of Indira's Emergency, says new book
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) There is a striking similarity between the unfolding of events during the 1975-77 Emergency under then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the contemporary times under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a new book suggests.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
It's clear case of terrorism: Amarinder on grenade attack
Amritsar, Nov 19 (IANS) Even as the Punjab Police maintained that some leads were being investigated, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said the grenade attack on a religious congregation of the Nirankari sect was a clear case of terrorism and there was no religious connection to it.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
Raghuram Rajan's 'I Do What I Do' now in paperback
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan bestselling book "I Do What I Do", is now available in a paperback edition, publisher HarperCollins announced on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Spanking may lower social development in small kids
New York, Nov 19 (IANS) Young children who are regularly spanked by their parents are likely to have lower social development, warns a new study.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
SIT opposes Zakia's plea against clean chit to former Gujarat CM
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed SIT on Monday opposed the plea of Zakia Ahsan Jafri -- the widow of Congress leader Ahsan Jafri -- challenging the Gujarat High Court order upholding the clean chit to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the 2002 riots case.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka villages are open defecation free, says CM
Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said the southern state was open defecation free in its rural areas.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
New dual-action virus effective in treating cancer
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a genetically modified virus that can kill cancer cells as well as destroy their hiding places.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Potato sized stone removed from kidney
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) In a rare feat, doctors at the KIMS Hospitals here saved a 39 year-old man by conducting an open kidney surgery to remove a large stone of the size of a potato.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
9 arrested in Goa after clash over religious programme
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) Nine persons have been arrested in Goa following a clash between two groups over installation of lights and decoration for a religious float parade being readied for a public procession, police said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six die as tanker hits stationary bus
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) Six persons were killed in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh on Monday when a speeding tanker rammed into a stationary roadways bus parked on the roadside after it broke down, police said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi court wants Lalu's presence through video conferencing
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday sought former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's presence through video conferencing in a money laundering case related to the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Last phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls on Tuesday
Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) A three-way contest is in the offing as Chhattisgarh goes for the second and concluding phase of Assembly polls on Tuesday for 72 seats spread across 19 districts, with the ruling BJP wrestling it out with the opposition Congress and the Ajit Jogi-Mayawati-led alliance emerging as a formidable third front.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
Organs of brain-dead girl travel 170 km-long green corridor for transplants in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) The liver and kidneys of a 13-year-old brain-dead girl were transported through a 170-kilometre-long green corridor to the city, saving three lives, officials said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Finding right combination of good script, good people a rarity: Arshad Warsi (Lead, correcting para 2)
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi's performances in "Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.", "Golmaal: Fun Unlimited", "Dhamaal" and "Ishqiya" have been loved by audiences and critics alike. He says less visibility does not bother him as an actor as his parameters of choosing a project combines not only good script but also collaborating with good people.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
'Battle of Longewala' hero Brig Chandpuri cremated with honours
Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) 1971 war hero Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, who held his post through the night in the now famous battle of Longewala in Rajasthan with just 120 men against a full-fledged attack of Pakistani tanks, was cremated with state honours here on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Koregaon-Bhima case: Digvijay Singh on Pune police radar
Pune, Nov 19 (IANS) Pune police are likely to question senior Congressman and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh whose name had come up in the ongoing probe into the Koregaon-Bhima case almost three months ago, officials said here on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Was pretty nervous to face camera after a long gap: Preity Zinta
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta, who is making a come back to films after a decade with "Bhaiaji Superhit", says the movie has given her new challenges as an actor and she was quite nervous on the first day of the shoot.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mamata urges pledge to eradicate open defecation menace
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called for a pledge to eradicate the menace of open defecation on the occasion of World Toilet Day.
2018-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Demand growing for portable oxygen cans
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) With growing air pollution and increase in number of people with pulmonary problems, the demand for portable oxygen cans is increasing in India, says a company which manufactures cans and light weight oxygen cylinders.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Golfer Shubhankar becomes first Indian to win European Tour Rookie of the Year award
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Young golfer Shubhankar Sharma capped a dream season on the European Tour by becoming the first Indian to win the tours Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Things to do this winter vacation with family
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Finding engaging ways to spend fun time with your family could be a task during the winters. Exploring newer activity based things like go karting, bowling, playing cricket to laser blasts and trampoline, experts suggest some fun things to do with your family this winter time.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indo-Russian military exercise starts
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) The 10th Indo-Russian joint military exercises started in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Congress-led opposition to intensify stir over Sabarimala
Kochi, Nov 19 (IANS) With the BJP-RSS going hammer and tongs at the Pinarayi Vijayan government over the way the police is handling the Sabarimala pilgrimage season, the Congress-led United Democratic Front has decided to intensify its protest.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Case filed against 4 IIT professors under SC/ST Atrocities Act
Kanpur, Nov 19 (IANS) A case has been registered here against four Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) professors under the SC/ST Atrocities Act, an official said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Smart homes of the future could adjust to your needs
New York, Nov 19 (IANS) Researchers in the US, including one of Indian-origin, are working on a technology that could make homes of the future adjust to your activity without the need for invasive cameras.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Diaspora
Amazon, Apple deal win-win game for both: Counterpoint
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Aiming to boost sales in the wake of weaker-than-expected demand for new iPhone models, Apple has sealed a deal with retail giant Amazon to sell its range of products which is a win-win game for both the tech titans, market research firm Counterpoint Research has said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kitchen is run by discipline, passion: Chef Vikas Khanna
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna finds discipline one of the most necessary traits for success.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Odisha cancels beer bottling plant after protests
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday cancelled the permission given to a beer bottling plant to come up in Dhenkanal district following protests from locals.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Marvel heroes draw inspiration from insects to breathe
New York, Nov 19 (IANS) Marvel comics superheroes Ant-Man and Wasp experience an increase in metabolic rate and oxygen as they shrink from human to insect size, say researchers while explaining the logic behind the Hollywood characters' transformation in the movie "Ant-Man and the Wasp".
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Meeting of opposition parties on Thursday postponed
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The proposed meeting of the Congress and other opposition parties on November 22 to discuss formation of a joint front against BJP-led NDA has been postponed, sources said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India renews call for WTO reform
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Making an indirect reference to the ongoing US-China trade war that poses a "big challenge" to the multilateral trade system, India on Monday reiterated its call to reform the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to ensure its relevance in the changed global scenario.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bengal BJP protests against attack on party president's convoy
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) The West Bengal BJP leadership on Monday held several rallies across the state to protest against the attack on the party's state president Dilip Ghosh's convoy allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers a day ago.
2018-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
WhatsApp, DEF train community leaders to tackle fake news
Jaipur, Nov 19 (IANS) Aiming to address the challenge of misinformation during the upcomimg Rajasthan Assembly polls, WhatsApp on Monday conducted training for community leaders here, in partnership with the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), the Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Technology
Web series have a great scope in India: 'Mirzapur' actress
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) "Mirzapur" actress Harshita Gaur says web series have a great scope in India with a "huge audience base".
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Muzaffarpur horror: Five girls, not two, died in shelter home
Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has discovered that five minor girls, and not two as reported earlier, died in a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka CM to hold talks with sugarcane farmers on Tuesday
Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will hold talks with agitating sugarcane farmers on their demands for a higher minimum support price and settling dues from state-run and private mills, said an official on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sensex jumps amid bets of RBI-government truce
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Key equity indices jumped amid bets the government and the Reserve Bank of India will bury their differences at a crucial central bank board meeting on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Ailing Parrikar will address media on mining impasse soon'
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will address the media in three days to clear the air over the ongoing mining impasse in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Michael Lobo said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Rose leads World Golf Ranking, Koepka drops to 2nd
Madrid, Nov 19 (IANS) England's Justin Rose and the United States Brooks Koepka have exchanged their positions again, as Rose returned to the No. 1 spot of the World Golf Ranking released on Monday, knocking Koepka down to second.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Golf
Culture is the foundation of a society: Ali Fazal
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who has lent support to filmmaker Tigamanshu Dhulia's NGO in Allahabad, says culture is the foundation of a society.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-League: Mohun Bagan take on Real Kashmir in a mid-table clash (Preview)
Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Former champions Mohun Bagan travel here to take on Real Kashmir at the TRC Ground on Tuesday in a mid-table clash of the I-League season.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Football
Educate the girl child: Heena Sidhu
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Ace Indian shooter Heena Sidhu says education is the foundation of everything, adding that it is important to educate girls.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian-origin professor in US used 'students as servants'
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) An Indian-origin professor in the US compelled his students to act as his personal servants, a daily said.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora,Education
Rani Laxmibai was a visionary: Kangana Ranaut
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut says she values freedom because of Rani Laxmibai.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jharkhand declares drought in 18 districts
Ranchi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Monday declared 129 blocks in 18 districts drought-affected and released Rs 49 crore for immediate relief, an official said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Three buses parked in Ranchi Municipal Corporation depot catch fire
Ranchi, Nov 19 (IANS) Three buses parked in a Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) depot caught fire on Monday, police said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thangkhiew sworn in as judge of Meghalaya High Court
Shillong, Nov 19 (IANS) Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew on Monday scripted history by becoming the first tribal Khasi advocate to be sworn in as a judge of the Meghalaya High Court.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress, NGOs to join rally demanding Parrikar's resignation
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) The Opposition Congress and NGOs will join a rally here on Tuesday to demand ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's resignation, an organiser of the march said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Mandy Moore marries Taylor Goldsmith
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress-singer Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith married in an intimate boho-style backyard ceremony at her home here.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
RS Berkane claims Morocco Football Cup for first time
Rabat, Nov 19 (IANS) RS Berkane claimed their first ever Morocco Football Cup after defeating Wydad Fez on penalties.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Malta,Sports,Football
When women are strong, countries become stronger: Akshay
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Lending his support to gender equality, actor Akshay Kumar said that strong women make stronger countries.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy's Dovizioso wins Valencia MotoGP
Valencia, Nov 19 (IANS) Andrea Dovizioso of Italy (Ducati) won the season-ending Valencia MotoGP, which was split over two sessions due to rainy weather that caused several falls.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Budget itel smartphone with face unlock feature in India
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) China-based Transsion Holdings' itel Mobile on Monday launched "A44 Power" smartphone with face unlock feature for Rs 5,999 in India.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Algeria qualify for 2019 African Cup of Nations
Algiers, Nov 19 (IANS) Algeria crushed Togo 4-1 to qualify for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) to be held in Cameroon in 2019.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Algeria,Sports,Football
NIA visits Amritsar attack site
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Monday visited the spot in Amritsar in Punjab where three persons were killed in a grenade attack on Sunday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Man United move would be 'unique opportunity': Everton
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 19 (IANS) Gremio and Brazil international forward Everton said that he would be open to a move to Manchester United amid reports linking him with the English Premier League club.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Iran goalie Beiranvand nominated for AFC player of year
Tehran, Nov 19 (IANS) Alireza Beiranvand, the goalkeeper of the Iran national football team and Persepolis club, has been nominated for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Player of the Year.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
4 killed in Delhi fire
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Four people were killed on Monday as a massive fire enveloped a factory here, an official said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Provide aid to Tamil Nadu, CPI-M tells Centre
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday urged the Central government to provide adequate financial help to Tamil Nadu where it said about 50 persons had died after a major cyclone.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Did Nile Rodgers snub Cheryl?
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Musician Nile Rodgers caused a stir on Sunday night when he seemingly "snubbed" singer Cheryl after her comeback performance of new single "Love Made Me Do It" at reality show "The X Factor".
2018-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sirisena asks MPs to call for another no-confidence vote
Colombo, Nov 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has told MPs to call for another no-confidence vote on the government, after he rejected last week's no-confidence vote as unconstitutional, the President's Office said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Botafogo extend winning run as Internacional's title hopes fade
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 19 (IANS) Botafogo dealt a blow to Internacional's Brazilian Serie A title hopes with a 1-0 victory in their clash here.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Sensex up 240 points over RBI Board meet
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Key Indian indices advanced over 0.5 per cent on positive expectations from the RBI Board meeting currently underway on Monday, as the Sensex gained over 240 points and the Nifty50 traded above the 10,700-mark during the afternoon session of the trade.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nobel laureate Octavio Paz's verses 're-imagined'
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A series of posters by 48 graphic designers and artists from India and Mexico illustrate the poetry of 1990 Literature Nobel laureate and former diplomat Octavio Paz in an exhibition here till November 25.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Researchers use VR to simulate black hole
London, Nov 19 (IANS) In a bid to better understand how black holes behave, researchers have created a virtual reality (VR) simulation of Sagittarius A, the black hole at the centre of our galaxy.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Now create, share personalised responses for Alexa in India
Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) Amazon on Monday released "Alexa Skill Blueprints" allowing users to create personalised skills and responses for its voice-based assistant Alexa in India.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Farmers protest in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) Around 5,000 farmers from across Karnataka staged protests here on Monday seeking a loan waiver, higher price for sugarcane and relief aid for losses incurred due to drought in 17 districts across the state.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Zverev beats Djokovic to win ATP Finals crown
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Alexander Zverev defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 here to win the ATP Finals championship and claim the most important title of his budding career.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Guard at J&K Police chief's residence shoots himself
Jammu, Nov 19 (IANS) A guard posted at the residence of Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police shot himself in this winter capital of the state on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khaleda Zia seeks stay on orphanage graft case verdict
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has sought a stay on the 10-year prison sentence awarded to her in orphanage graft case, her lawyer said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Holidaying at home more popular in India than foreign trips
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) More than 40 per cent Indians value "holidaying at home" the most than buying luxury items or going to wellness and spa trips abroad, a survey has revealed.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Tutor caught on CCTV beating boy in UP
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) A tutor in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district was caught on CCTV camera brutally beating up a seven-year-old boy, police said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spain's Mendez debuts with tally for 1-0 win
Las Palmas, Nov 19 (IANS) The Spanish national football team played its last match of 2018 with a 1-0 friendly win over Bosnia Herzegovina in the Gran Canaria Stadium here.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
PTI delegation leaves for China on 7-day visit
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) A 20-member delegation of Pakistan's ruling Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday left for China on a seven-day visit.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Modi endangering lives by opening incomplete Expressway: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Congress on Monday alleged the Modi government and the Manohar Lal Khattar government are endangering the lives of commuters by inaugurating an incomplete Expressway in Haryana without any testing by engineers.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Amy Schumer back to work
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Amy Schumer has returned to work after her recent hospitalisation.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rahul hopes RBI Governor will show Modi 'his place' (Lead, rephrasing intro)
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday charged the Centre with destroying institutions and hoped Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel will show Prime Minister Narendra Modi "his place". He accused Modi of attempting to "destroy the RBI" through his "puppets" and "cronies".
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Swiss pound Belgium 5-2 in Nations League
Lucerne (Switzerland), Nov 19 (IANS) Switzerland fought back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Belgium 5-2 and claim a berth in the final phase of the inaugural UEFA Nations League.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Argentina players hoping for Messi return
Buenos Aires, Nov 19 (IANS) Argentina forward Paulo Dybala said that he and his Albiceleste teammates want Lionel Messi to return to the national team.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Spanish town hosts first 2019 pre-season MotoGP training
Valencia (Spain), Nov 19 (IANS) Circuit Ricardo Tormo, in the Spanish town of Cheste, is set to host the first 2019 MotoGP pre-season training runs on November 20 and 21.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Want to make it count this time around: Rohit Sharma
Brisbane, Nov 19 (IANS) India's vice captain Rohot Sharma on Monday said the team played a few close matches in Australia the last time around, but want to make it count on the current tour.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan to hand over body of Indian fisherman
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The body of an arrested Indian fisherman, who died in a Karachi jail, is expected to be sent back to India on November 29, an activist said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Police warn action against uploading of execution videos
Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday threatened action against those uploading videos on social media of executions carried out by militants.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Technology,Terrorism
Modi inaugurates KMP Expressway in Haryana
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway in Haryana.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Google best Search engine, we keep Safari safe: Tim Cook
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Google Search engine -- the default platform for iOS users -- is the best, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said, adding that the company has put proper controls in its Safari web browser to safeguard users' data.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
India among top 4 countries targeted for phishing attacks
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India is among the top four nations targeted by phishing attacks, a new report said on Monday, adding that the country is also among the top hosting countries for such online frauds, second only to the US.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan polio team caught faking data, wasting vaccines
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) A team of Pakistani polio vaccinators were caught faking data and wasting polio vaccines here, police said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajamouli's next film with Jr. NTR, Ram Charan starts rolling
Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S Rajamouli, more than a year after the release of the second part of the "Baahubali" franchise, on Monday began shooting here for his new yet-untitled Telugu film featuring Jr. NTR and Ram Charan.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
People have to wait to see my wedding: Alia Bhatt
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has made it clear that her well-wishers have to wait to see her marriage happening whenever it does.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Minister slams Trump over 'tirade' against Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) A day after Donald Trump claimed that Pakistan "does not do anything" for the US, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari reminded the President about the human losses incurred by Islamabad over the years.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Rajnath holds meet on Amritsar attack
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a meeting here to review the national security situation in the aftermath of Sunday's grenade attack in Amritsar that killed three persons.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Leaders pay tributes to Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi were among those who paid tributes to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth anniversary on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
President speaks to TN CM over cyclone
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to take stock of the situation after the state was hit by cyclone Gaja killing 45 people.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
19 strategic roads, 29 buildings to come up on Chinese front in Arunachal, Sikkim
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India will go ahead with the construction of much-required strategic roads and permanent integrated buildings along the Indo-China border in Arunanchal Pradesh and Sikkim as part of a critical infrastructure project worth Rs 25,000 crore.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
California wildfires toll hit 80, over 990 missing
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) The death toll from the destructive wildfires have reached 80, with 993 people still unaccounted for, authorities said.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Hong Kong democracy protesters plead not guilty
Hong Kong, Nov 19 (IANS) Three of Hong Kongs most high-profile democracy activists on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of public nuisance for their involvement in the 2014 street protests.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
AIIMS launches research project on air pollution's impact on health
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) As the National Capital Region (NCR) battles poor air quality during winter, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has started a research project to study the effects of air pollution on public health.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
72 Sabarimala pilgrims arrested
Sabarimala, Nov 19 (IANS) Over 70 pilgrims have been arrested since late last night from Sabarimala temple after they failed to comply to prohibitory orders leading to protests here and across Kerala, police said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP fields Yunus Khan from Tonk against Pilot
Jaipur, Nov 19 (IANS) The BJP on Monday, in its final list for the Rajasthan Assembly polls, changed its candidate from Tonk and fielded PWD Minister Yunus Khan against Congress state unit chief Sachin Pilot.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
India and Australia: Need to re-craft an old relationship (Comment)
India-Australia relations are a classic example of unrealised potential and a tragic tale of consistently missing opportunities, despite multiple areas of strategic convergence and shared interests. It is almost as if apathy holds back both countries from trying to break new ground in a significant manner. This has been frustrating and disappointing.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
Lady Gaga still not back home after California wildfire
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga, who had to evacuate during the raging wildfire in California, says she still hasnt been able to return to her home.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sara is a born star: Kareena Kapoor Khan
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was last seen in "Veere Di Wedding", says that her step-daughter Sara Ali Khan is a born star.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul hopes RBI Governor will show Modi 'his place'
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the Centre with destroying institutions and hoped Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel will show Prime Minister Narendra Modi "his place". He charged Modi with attempting to "destroy the RBI" through his "puppets" and "cronies".
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Finding right combination of good script, good people a rarity: Arshad Warsi
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi's performances in "Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.", "Golmaal: Fun Unlimited", "Dhamaal" and "Ishqiya" have been loved by audiences and critics alike. He says less visibility does not bother him as an actor as his parameters of choosing a project combines not only good script but also collaborating with good people.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Nafisa Ali suffering from peritoneal, ovarian cancer
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran actress Nafisa Ali is suffering from peritoneal, ovarian cancer and says her children are the reason for her to get better through her struggle to overcome the disease.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big B concludes 'KBC' season 10 finale shoot
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has finished shooting for the tenth season of the quiz based reality show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" ("KBC").
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian businesses fast adopting Oracle's 'self-driving' database
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Big and small enterprises the world over are looking for Cloud-based solutions that simplify and organise their data in a way it can be easily accessed, managed and updated. For this to happen, the companies need databases that are agile, scalable, secure and cost-friendly.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Amritsar attack: CM announces Rs 50 lakh for information
Chandigarh/Amritsar, Nov 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh to anyone giving information regarding the two youths who carried out Sunday's grenade attack on a prayer meeting at the Nirankari Satsang Bhawan of Amritsar district.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple may delete 'WhatsApp Stickers' from App Store
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Apple may delete all "WhatsApp Stickers" from the App Store as these apps have found to be violating the company's guidelines for developers, according to WABetaInfo -- a fan website that tracks upcoming WhatsApp features.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
I experience identity crisis to a massive extent: Actor Ezra Miller (IANS Interview)
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Ezra Miller feels it is easy to lose the essence of one's own identity in showbiz. The "Fantastic Beasts" star admits he experiences an identity crisis, and says that being in the industry highlights the problem like a "terrifying pimple".
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Legendary title designer Pablo Ferro dead
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Pablo Ferro, who designed the title sequences for classic films like "Dr. Strangelove", "Bullitt", "Men In Black" and "A Clockwork Orange" is dead. He was 83.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Get fit, or miss out: Yogi to cops
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed police chiefs to ensure that fat and unfit policemen were not put in charge of police stations.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't want to take myself too seriously: Alia Bhatt
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who was last seen in "Raazi", says that she doesnt want to take herself too seriously while acting in films.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google News may shut down in EU over 'link tax'
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Google may shut down its Google News service in the European Union (EU) if a proposed "link tax" for using news stories comes into force in member countries, The Guardian reported.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
IFFI 2018: Potpourri of diverse, inclusive global cinema (Curtain Raiser)
Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) The romanticism of cinema will engulf tourist paradise Goa as the annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI) rolls out the red carpet for its 49th edition here on Tuesday. The organisers have welcomed movie aficionados to witness a line-up of over 200 films from 68 countries, reflecting inclusivity and diversity.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Child-friendly learning centres bring hope to kids in Kolkata's red-light areas (November 20 is Universal Children's Day)
Walking through the bylanes of a red-light area can be quite unnerving. It took a while to get to the place as the cab driver checked not once but thrice with me if I had the correct address. He later told me in Bengali: "Madam, this is a red-light area, please be careful." I politely explained that I was aware, and was visiting a Child-Friendly Learning and Recreation Centre (CFLRC) run by an NGO, World Vision India, located there.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Features,Human Interest/Society
14 killed in Vietnam floods
Hanoi, Nov 19 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed in floods and landslides caused by typhoon Toraji over the weekend in Vietnam, authorities said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Experimenting a lot with my looks for my next films: Sidharth Malhotra
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who was last seen in "Aiyaary", says he is experimenting a lot with his looks for his forthcoming films.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Scientists send electrons through vacuum
Canberra, Nov 19 (IANS) Revolutionising transistor technology by sending electrons through a vacuum, a team led by an Indian-origin scientist in Australia has unveiled a device that eliminates the use of semiconductors, making it faster and less prone to heating up.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Australia,Technology
The mysterious 13th hostage (Book Review)
Book: Hostage; Author: Greta Rana; Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing; Price: Rs 350; Pages: 223
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
'Big Mouth' renewed for season 3
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Animated comedy series "Big Mouth" has been renewed for a third season on streaming giant Netflix.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shraddha back on shoot after fighting dengue
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor has recommenced shooting after a "debilitating" spell of dengue. She has thanked the film teams she is currently associated with for "understanding and being patient".
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sara is star on 'Koffee With Karan'
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Sara Ali Khan's debut film "Kedarnath" is around the corner. But to me her debut on Karan Johar's talkshow on Sunday night proved she's already a star.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Fire at Varanasi airport
Varanasi, Nov 19 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday at the Air India ticket selling counter creating panic, police said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Political row at Chinese Oscars
Taipei, Nov 19 (IANS) Controversy has broken out at China's Golden Horse Awards after a winner expressed hope for Taiwan's independence one day causing a row over the island states political status.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Partial cloud cover over J&K to remain
Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) A partial cloud cover over Jammu and Kashmir that helped improve the minimum temperatures across the state on Monday, will continue along with the dry weather, the Met said.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Misty morning in Delhi, air quality 'very poor'
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The national capital on Monday witnessed a misty morning with the air quality remaining in the 'very poor' category for the third straight day.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump threatens democracy when he attacks media: Architect of Osama raid
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, said that President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media represent "the greatest threat to democracy".
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sensex, Nifty open in green
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Ahead of key RBI board meeting the key Indian equity indices opened on Monday in the positive territory taking cues from its Asian peers.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Europe must prevent political chaos: Macron
Berlin, Nov 19 (IANS) France's President Emmanuel Macron has called for closer ties between Paris and Germany, saying Europe "has the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos".
2018-11-19
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Google best Search engine, we keep Safari safe: Tim Cook
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Google Search engine that was the default platform for iOS users is the best, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said, adding that they put in controls in their Safari web browser to safeguard users' data.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump plans to visit US troops in war zones
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he plans to visit American troops in war zones.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Kerala protests as 68 Sabarimala pilgrims arrested
Sabarimala, Nov 19 (IANS) Over 60 pilgrims have been arrested from Sabarimala after they failed to comply to prohibitory orders in place at the temple leading to protests here and across Kerala, police said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Anti-migrant protest in Mexico border city
Mexico City, Nov 19 (IANS) At least 150 people took to the streets of the Mexican border city of Tijuana to protest the Central American migrant caravan and called for law and order.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Mexico,Immigration/Law/Rights
Australia PM slammed for 'smutty' comment
Canberra, Nov 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced criticism following his "smutty" remarks about actress Pamela Anderson, after she asked him to help Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diplomacy,Cinema/Showbiz
Peru ex-President seeks asylum in Uruguay
Lima, Nov 19 (IANS) Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia, who is under probe for graft, has sought political asylum in Uruguay, Peru's Foreign Ministry has said.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Sweden,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Demi Lovato hits back at fan
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato slammed her fan who accused her team of being 'rotten' and 'pretend friends'.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
14-year-old shot accidentally at religious event in UP
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) A minor boy was shot dead in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh round midnight during a religious congregation, police said on Monday.
2018-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jordan, Munteanu fight scenes were musical: 'Creed II' director
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Director Steven Caple Jr. says fight scenes between Michael B. Jordan and Florian Munteanu while shooting "Creed II" seemed musical.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China launches twin BeiDou navigation satellites
Xichang, Nov 19 (IANS) China on Monday sent two new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province.
2018-11-19
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Technology
Jade Thirlwall upset over pregnancy rumours
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Jade Thirlwall, a member of British band Little Mix, is upset over her pregnancy rumours -- something which has inspired her to prepare her new song "Strip".
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Houthi rebels announce halt of missile attacks on Saudi, UAE
Sanaa, Nov 19 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi rebels on Sunday night announced halt of ballistic missile attack against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), media reported.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Yemen,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
93 African children freed from human trafficking networks
Algiers, Nov 19 (IANS) Algerian authorities on Sunday said that 93 children of different African nationalities were freed from human trafficking networks, media reported.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Algeria,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
I didn't know interim AG had criticised Russia probe: Trump
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he did not know about the criticism that recently-appointed interim Attorney General Matt Whitaker made in the past about the Russia probe, in which investigators are examining possible interference by the Kremlin in the 2016 presidential election.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Chris Maloney recovering from depression
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Singer Chris Maloney has revealed his depression is "in remission" following brain shock therapy.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stolen Picasso painting discovered in Romania six years later
Bucharest, Nov 19 (IANS) A Picasso signed painting, which might be one of the artworks stolen in 2012 from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, was found in Romanian eastern county of Tulcea, the country's anti-organized crime authorities announced on Sunday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Romania,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
British Foreign Secretary to visit Iran
Tehran, Nov 19 (IANS) British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt will visit Iran on Monday for talks on key issues of mutual interest, official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Israeli PM takes over defence ministry
Jerusalem, Nov 19 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced that he will serve as defence minister amidst efforts to prevent the collapse of his government.
2018-11-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Jessie J vows to be a mom one day
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) Singer Jessie J, who has been told by doctors that she would not be able to have children, is convinced she will be a mother in future.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump refuses to hear tape of Khashoggi's killing
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that while Turkey has shared with US an audio purported to be of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he has no plans to listen to the recording.
2018-11-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal BJP accuses Trinamool of attacking party president's convoy
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) The West Bengal BJP on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress of organising an attack on the convoy of the party's state President Dilip Ghosh, a charge denied by the ruling party.
2018-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kathak dance-drama of Awadh-era performed in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) An Indian classical music and dance drama, "Indra Sabha", first scripted and performed in 1850s in the court of Awadh's last nawaab Wajid Ali Shah was performed here on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Russia says it does not plan to transfer disputed islands to Japan
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS) The return to the 1956 Joint Declaration in the Russia-Japan peace treaty talks in no way implies an automatic transfer of Russian territories to Japan, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Karnataka farmers protest government apathy over support price for sugarcane
Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 18 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers, including the womenfolk, on Sunday staged a protests here against the state government's alleged indifference over ensuring minimum support price for sugarcane and in getting their arrears released from the mill owners.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Over 50,000 children die every year in India due to antibiotic resistance
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Antibiotic-resistant infections are spreading wings in India, killing over 58,000 children every year, while uncontrolled dumping of untreated urban waste into water bodies is affecting aquatic life and environment.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Goa RTI Forum supports member's fast unto death demanding CM's resignation
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) The Goa RTI Forum on Sunday extended its support to its member Rajan Ghate, who is on a fast till death demanding the resignation of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
PKL: Pawan guides Bengaluru to victory vs Jaipur
Ahmedabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pawan Sehrawat produced a terrific raiding performance as he led Bengaluru Bulls to 45-32 win over Jaipur Pink Panthers in Inter Zone Challenge Week of Pro Kabaddi League here on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Fuel prices continue to slide as global crude rates ease
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) State-run oil-marketing companies continued to cut the prices of key transport fuels -- petrol and diesel -- well into the fifth week on Sunday on lower global crude oil prices.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China urges US to stop wagging finger at others
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) China on Sunday urged the United States to stop wagging fingers at others, asking it instead to make real contributions to developing countries.
2018-11-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi to see Indo-Mexican wall mural by Mexican street artist
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Mexican street artist and illustrator Edgar Flores, better known as Saner, is combining Indian and Mexican motifs for a wall mural in the national capital's open air public art district, Lodhi Colony.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Delhi's air quality worsens again, no imminent improvement seen
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Air quality in Delhi and the adjoining areas worsened to the 'very poor' category on Sunday, after a 3-day respite, and pollution is expected to increase over the next few days due to unfavourable weather conditions.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Re-imagine, reconstruct higher education system: Naidu
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said there was need to re-imagine and reconstruct the higher education system in tune with the requirements of the 21st century and sought participation of government as well as the private sector for quality education.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Uganda Cranes travel to Nigeria for international friendly
Kampala, Nov 18 (IANS) Uganda's national football team, Cranes, on Sunday travelled to Nigeria for an international football friendly against the hosts slated for November 20.
2018-11-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
Youth abducted by militants in J&K released
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A youth abducted by the militants earlier on Sunday from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district has been released, officials said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golfer Molinari is Race to Dubai champion
Dubai, Nov 18 (IANS) Francesco Molinari on Sunday crowned his best-ever season as he became the first Italian golfer to be the Race to Dubai champion.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Golf
CRPF trooper killed in militant attack in Pulwama
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed on Sunday when militants opened fire at a CRPF camp in Pulwama district.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Amid tiff with Centre, RBI board likely to debate liquidity crisis
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) The RBI's crucial board meeting on Monday is expected to take up the liquidity crisis that initially triggered a tiff between the government and the central bank, according to sources.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Serbian former jewel-thief pens memoirs
Zagreb (Croatia), Nov 18 (IANS) A former professional Serbian basketball player turned international criminal on Sunday launched her book "Pink Panther," which recounts her experience as part of a criminal organization that Interpol claims stole over $500 million worth of precious gems in 35 countries.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Croatia,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesian wins men's doubles gold at Hong Kong Open
Jakarta, Nov 18 (IANS) Indonesian men's doubles players Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo on Sunday won the final match of Hong Kong Open thrashing their Japanese rivals Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Haiti best Nicaragua 2-0 in Concacaf Nations League
Managua, Nov 18 (IANS) Haiti defeated Nicaragua 2-0 here to stay perfect in the opening stage of the inaugural Concacaf Nations League tournament.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Nicaragua,Sports,Football
Mary Kom in quarters, Sarita out of women's boxing Worlds
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran boxer M.C. Mary Kom entered the quarter-finals while Sarita Devi lost her bout to crash out of the World Women's Boxing Championship here on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
May to continue negotiations on UK's EU exit
London, Nov 18 (IANS) The United Kingdom's Prime Minister on Sunday confirmed she will travel to Brussels later in the week to continue Brexit negotiations following a tough week in which she published a provisional deal on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Germany remembers victims of war
Berlin, Nov 18 (IANS) Germany's Chancellor was joined by the French President and several senior German political figures on Sunday for a ceremony to mark the country's national day of mourning, which solemnly pays homage to all victims of war and tyranny.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Britain to introduce 2-year university courses
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Two-year accelerated degree courses are to be introduced at British universities, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah announced on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education
Hundreds wounded in violence against higher fuel tax in France
Paris, Nov 18 (IANS) French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Sunday said more than 400 protestors had been injured countrywide as people gridlocked motorways and tunnel entrances across French cities to oppose an increase on fuel tax.
2018-11-18
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy
Minorities Front quits Rajasthan polls, supports Congress
Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) The All India Minorities Front (AIMF) on Sunday decided to withdraw the nominations of its candidates in the upcoming Assembly polls in Rajasthan to help the "secular forces" defeat "communal elements" led by the Bharatiya Janata Party.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Chennai's Karthik, Raghul claim Euro, LGB-4 titles
Greater Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) On a day of dramatic twists and turns, the Chennai duo of Karthik Tharani and Raghul Rangasamy clinched the coveted Euro JK 2018 and LGB Formula 4 titles respectively in the 21st JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship at the BIC here on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Father-in-law of IAS officer shot dead
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) The police have launched an investigation after the father-in-law of a senior IAS officer was shot dead by unidentified persons near Punjab's Rajpura town, around 45 km from here, police said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Five injured in 65th Macao Grand Prix
Macao, Nov 18 (IANS) Five people were injured in a crash on the last day of the 65th Macao Grand Prix on Sunday, the organisers confirmed.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Motorsports
Cow vigilantes attack two in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Two persons were attacked by alleged cow vigilantes when they were transporting cattle near Ahmedabad early on Sunday, leaving one of them with a stab wound, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha CM stops tree felling for beer-bottling plant
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday directed the administration to put a stop to the cutting of trees at the proposed beer-bottling plant near Balarampur in the Dhenkanal district after protests by the villagers.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Ancer becomes 1st Mexican golfer to win Australian Open
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Abraham Ancer on Sunday became the first Mexican golfer to win the Australian Open tournament here, guaranteeing him a spot in next summer's British Open.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Golf
Drugs worth Rs 11 lakh seized in Goa, Nigerian arrested
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) A cocktail of drugs worth Rs 11.05 lakh were seized from a Nigerian national during a raid in Calangute in Goa, known for its nightlife, police said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP releases fifth list of 19 candidates for Telangana
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday released its fifth list of 19 candidates for the ensuing Assembly election in Telangana on December 7.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi mocks Congress' pledge to protect cows in MP
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the congress for their pledge to protect cows in Madhya Pradesh, reminding the party that its workers in Kerala last year slaughtered a calf in the open.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
New inflammation inhibitor could treat sepsis
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule that could lead to better treatments for diseases such as sepsis and potentially other autoimmune diseases.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
EC's inspection of deleted voters' names a farce: AAP
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday slammed the Election Commission for its conduct towards checking deleted names from electoral rolls by calling the inspection a "farce and a complete joke to the people of Delhi".
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Once a Miss World, always a Miss World: Manushi Chhillar
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Miss World 2018 Manushi Chhillar, who has clocked a year since she brought back the coveted crown to India after a long jinx, has mixed emotions as she is ready to head to China to hand over her title. She says it has been a life-changing experience, which has made the learning process faster for her.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amritsar grenade attack kills three; DGP admits terror act (Third Lead)
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) In a major terrorist incident, three people were killed and 20 others injured when two motorcycle-borne masked youths threw a grenade at a Nirankari congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district on Sunday, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Campaigning for Chhattisgarh 2nd phase of polls concludes
Raipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Campaigning for the second and final phase of the Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh concluded on Sunday, with political bigwigs including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Raman Singh and Congress President Rahul Gandhi raising the heat in the state where the BJP has been in power since 2003.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
TN cyclone toll rises to 45, opposition alleges poor relief work
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The death toll due to the severe cyclone Gaja that devastated several districts in Tamil Nadu two days ago has risen to 45 and damaged 117,624 houses, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said in Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
PM to dedicate 2 projects in Haryana
Gurugram, Nov 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday dedicate two projects in Haryana including opening of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi blessed with baby girl
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia and her husband Angad Bedi were blessed with a baby girl on Sunday, and their close friends from the film fraternity extended blessings and congratulations.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN cyclone toll rises to 45, opposition alleges poor relief work
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The death toll due to the severe cyclone Gaja that devastated several districts in Tamil Nadu two days ago has risen to 45 and damaged 117,624 houses, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said in Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Injured Hardik will be missed, says Shastri
Brisbane, Nov 18 (IANS) India's head coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday said all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be missed during the tough Australian tour starting from Wednesday as he provides proper balance to the side.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
How parents can help curb youth dating violence
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Children whose parents talk to them about non-violent ways of resolving conflict are less likely to physically or psychologically abuse their dating partners later, says a study.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP seeks Reang refugees' vote in Mizoram assembly polls
Agartala/Aizawl, Nov 18 (IANS) The BJP, which is determined to oust the Congress in Mizoram after forming governments on its own or in alliance in the seven northeastern states, on Sunday urged the Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura to vote for the saffron party in the November 28 assembly polls.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
DJ Snake, Alan Walker to headline Sunburn 2018
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Big names like DJ Snake, Armin Van Buuren and Alan Walker will be performing at the upcoming 12th edition of Sunburn Festival.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Goa government non-functional, Parrikar being self-centred: Subhash Velingkar
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) The Goa government has virtually become non-functional and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is being self-centred in not letting go of the top post despite suffering from pancreatic cancer, former state RSS chief Subhash Velingkar said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Google halts project to build glucose-sensing contact lens
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Google's parent company Alphabet has put on hold a project to build glucose-sensing contact lens for people living with diabetes due to unsatisfactory results from clinical work.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Dan Fogler likes sad clown characters
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Dan Fogler says he likes sad clown characters.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fanboy in me for Big B, SRK will never die: Sidharth Malhotra
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra says he can never stop being a fanboy when it comes to Bollywood icons Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan because of the "brilliant" and "inspiring" portfolio of work they have done.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siemens 2017-18 revenue up 15%, announces dividend of Rs 7/share
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) German conglomerate Siemens' India arm on Sunday reported a 14.6 per cent increase in revenue for the financial year ending in September as per the accounting standard adopted, at Rs 12,293 crore, as compared to the revenue of Rs 10,727 crore earned during the previous fiscal.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hundreds clean river to save Agra's heritage monuments
Agra, Nov 18 (IANS) Hundreds of river activists and volunteers of NGOs on Sunday joined a massive cleanliness drive opposite the Etmauddaula tomb to lift garbage and idols immersed in the Yamuna.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hockey: Ticket sales for World Cup opening ceremony announced
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) Hockey India on Sunday announced ticket sales for the opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup to be held on November 27 and World Cup Celebrations event on November 28 at Barabati Stadium.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Modi says Congress looted India, asks Chhattisgarh to vote for BJP
Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh), Nov 18 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of hindering Chhattisgarh's development and defrauding India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the people to vote the BJP to power for a fourth straight term in the state.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics
Amritsar attack: Rajnath assures strong action
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, assuring "strong action" against those responsible for a grenade attack at a religious gathering on Nirankaris in Amritsar which killed three people.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress troubleshooters meet dissidents in Telangana
Hyderabad, Nov 18 (IANS) A three-member committee deputed by the central leadership of the Congress party on Sunday held talks with the party's Telangana leaders who are unhappy over being denied the ticket for next month's elections to the state Assembly.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Facebook seeks to patent software to analyse who lives with you
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Despite facing flak for leakage of personal data of millions of its users in recent times, Facebook is seeking to patent a software that could help it build profile of an user's household - the number of people in the household, the interests that they share, nature of their relationships or even the devices that they use.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kabir 'vaani' resounds in Varanasi through music, walks, literature
Varanasi, Nov 18 (IANS) Iconic 15th century Bhakti poet-saint Kabir's couplets, bhajans and compositions, rendered by noted musicians, reverberated in Varanasi's spiritual air for two days as part of the three-day Mahindra Kabira Festival (MKF) here.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Serbia defeat Montenegro in pursuit of UEFA Nations League promotion
Belgrade, Nov 18 (IANS) Serbia remain atop Group 4 in the League C of the UEFA Nations League after beating group runners-up Montenegro 2-1 here.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Football
Oil spill at TN port
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) An oil spill was reported in Tamil Nadu's Kamarajar Port on Sunday while an oil tanker was discharging fuel, said a top port official.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air quality 'very-poor'
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The national capital suffered from 'very-poor' air quality on Sunday afternoon despite good winds and favourable weather.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal CM participates in Renuka Fair
Nahan (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday participated in six-day International Renuka Fair being organised in Sirmaur district.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Himachal promotes bee keeping
Shimla, Nov 18 (IANS) Bee keeping in Himachal Pradesh is not only important for the growth of honey production but also for the biological and economic role played by the bees.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Increasing digital platforms, intelligent casting a boon for actors'
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Imagining the fun-loving Liquid from "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" holding a gun or the beautiful Safia Manto of "Manto" entering a mind game and a gunfight in a world predominantly ruled by men, is not a common practice in the world of Bollywood. But the possibility has opened up thanks to the emergence and popularity of digital platforms, say actors of web series "Mirzapur".
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Over 14 lakh ghost anganwadi beneficiaries found in UP
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) More than 14 lakh ghost beneficiaries under the anganwadi scheme have been found in Uttar Pradesh, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Taj Mahal in trouble over Hindu prayers and namaaz
Agra, Nov 18 (IANS) The continuing tug-of-war between Hindutva and Muslim groups over conducting 'puja-arti' and offering 'namaz' inside the Taj Mahal premises is causing concern to tourism circles in Agra.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Grenade attack kills three near Amritsar; terror angle not ruled out
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) Three people were killed and at least 15 others injured when two motorcycle-borne masked youths threw a grenade at a religious congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district on Sunday, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mickey Mouse turns 90, birthday bash all around the world
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Iconic cartoon character Mickey Mouse turned 90 on Sunday, and his birthday is being celebrated around the world, including in India.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Milan's Romagnoli to be sidelined due to calf injury
Rome, Nov 18 (IANS) Milan's centre-back, Italian international Alessio Romagnoli, is to be sidelined due to a calf injury, according to an official statement from the Italian Serie A club.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Juventus midfielder Khedira suffers ankle injury
Rome, Nov 18 (IANS) Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has sprained his left ankle during training, the Serie A side said.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Boca Juniors move into top 6 of Superliga Argentina
Buenos Aires, Nov 18 (IANS) A superb late goal from forward Christian Espinosa handed Boca Juniors a 1-0 home victory over Patronato in the Superliga Argentina.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
K.J. Alphons to visit Sabarimala
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) Union Minister of IT K.J. Alphons will on Monday visit the temple town of Sabarimala to study the facilities meant for the pilgrims.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Congress calls BJP misogynist over Khattar's rape remarks
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Accusing the BJP leadership of being "misogynist", the Congress on Sunday demanded an apology from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for reportedly claiming that most rape cases were "fake" and took place amongst people who knew each other well.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corinthians ease relegation fears
Rio de Jaeiro, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending champions Corinthians ended a three-game winless streak with a 1-0 victory over relegation-threatened Vasco da Gama in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Gold worth Rs 3 cr seized in Bengal, 1 arrested
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Over nine kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 3 crore was seized in West Bengal's Siliguri area and one person was arrested, an official said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tableeghi Jamaat head Haji Abdul Wahab dead
Lahore, Nov 18 (IANS) The Amir of the Tableeghi Jamaat, Haji Abdul Wahab, died here on Sunday at age 95 after a battle with dengue, the Pakistani media reported.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Zverev beats Federer, 1st German to reach ATP Finals title match since 1996
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Alexander Zverev became the first German tennis player since 1996 to make it to the title match of the season-ending ATP Finals, after stunning Swiss star Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) in the semifinal.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Imran Khan begins UAE visit
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday embarked on a day-long visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the invitation of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Djokovic routs Anderson to reach ATP Finals championship match
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Serbian World No. 1 Novak Djokovic brushed aside Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2 here to reach the championship match of the ATP Finals, giving himself the chance to play for a record-tying sixth title at tennis' elite season-ending event.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Fiji's ruling party wins general elections
Suva, Nov 18 (IANS) Fiji's ruling FijiFirst party led by incumbent Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, has won this year's general elections.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Colombia draws with Spain; Canada in U17 Women's World Cup quarters
Montevideo, Nov 18 (IANS) Colombia and Spain drew 1-1 in their second Group D match, while Canada beat South Korea 2-0 and thus qualified for the quarterfinals of the U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Portugal keeps Italy off scoreboard to move into Nations League finals
Rome, Nov 18 (IANS) The Portugal football squad tied Italy 0-0 at San Siro Stadium and so added the point it was lacking to move on to the finals of the UEFA Nations League, to be contested in June 2019.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Lejarraga defeats Gavin, heads to World Championship
Baracaldo (Spain), Nov 18 (IANS) Spanish boxer Kerman Lejarraga retained his European welterweight title with a fourth round KO of Frankie Gavin at the Bizkaia Arena.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Google to allow users to comment on search results
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Google is planning to launch a new feature that will enable users to leave in search results comments that could be seen by others.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Tamil dubbing union membership of singer Chinmayi terminated
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer and dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripaada, who had last month come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against veteran lyricist Vairamuthu as part of the #MeToo movement, has revealed that the South Indian Cine, Television Artistes and Dubbing Artistes Union has terminated her membership.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Montreal Protocol on ozone protection survives a hiccup (Comment)
If you Google "Edmund Hillary" you will get seven million references to his summitting Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay in 1952. But when you Google "George Mallory", who made a gallant effort 30 years before that but who disappeared on the treacherous slopes, you get nearly 17 million references. It is still a mystery if George Mallory died on the way to summit or while descending after scaling it.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan: Congress releases third candidates list
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday released its third list of candidates for 13 constituencies, leaving five seats to its allies in the December 7 Rajasthan Assembly polls.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mickey Mouse turns 90, birthday bash all around the world
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Iconic cartoon character Mickey Mouse turned 90 on Sunday, and his birthday is being celebrated around the world, including in India.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bengal determined to curb road accidents: Mamata
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the state government is committed to minimising the number of road accidents and its initiatives have already reduced such cases significantly.
2018-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Divine, Raftaar proud of 'blowing up' hip-hop scene in India
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Rappers Divine and Raftaar are very kicked about the emergence of new sounds from different parts of India in the rap and hip-hop music scenario.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Lucas Hedges instantly connected with 'Boy Erased'
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Author Garrard Conley says actor Lucas Hedges connected well to his role in "Boy Erased".
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft stores start selling Amazon's Echo devices
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Following its partnership with Amazon to integrate their two Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistants Alexa with Cortana, Microsoft has now started selling Amazon's Echo devices in its retail stores.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Three dead in grenade attack on religious meet in Amritsar
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 10 others injured when two motorcycle-borne masked youths threw a grenade at a religious congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district on Sunday, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
President departs for Vietnam, Australia
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday embarked on a week-long visit to Vietnam and Australia, saying he was looking forward to a "busy and business-like" events.
2018-11-18
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Lessons for other cites in Bengaluru's new framework for urban transport (Comment)
The Karnataka government has again announced the creation of a Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) for Bengaluru. A UMTA could radically transform the way urban transport is planned and implemented in the city. However, we also need to consider the fact that this is not the first time a UMTA is being planned for Bengaluru. Such an attempt was also made earlier, but the project failed to garner much success.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
California wildfires toll reaches 78
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) The death toll from the devastating wildfires in California has increased to 78 with 1,276 people still unaccounted for, authorities said.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi says Congress looted India, asks Chhattisgarh to vote for BJP
Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh), Nov 18 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of hindering Chhattisgarhs development and defrauding India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to vote the the BJP to power for a fourth straight term in the state.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics
Mel B attempted suicide in 2014
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Mel B has revealed that she tried to take her own life with nearly 200 painkillers in 2014 to escape her marriage to producer Stephen Belafonte.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Extramarks IIT-JEE app now lets students take mock online tests
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) With the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main going online from 2019, leading digital learning solutions provider Extramarks Education has introduced in its "IIT-JEETest Prep App" exhaustive practice papers designed to simulate the actual exam climate for the students.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Rosamund Pike fought for her role in 'A Private War'
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Rosamund Pike says she had to fight to get the role of Marie Colvin in "A Private War".
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 killed in grenade attack in Punjab
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 10 others injured on Sunday when a grenade exploded after it was flung at a religious gathering in Punjab's Amritsar district, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sara shares Saif's happiness mantra
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Debutante Sara Ali Khan says her father and actor Saif Ali Khan doesn't look for happiness from box office success.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Mortal Engines' to reach India before US
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Peter Jacksons "Mortal Engines" will release in India on December 7, a week before its US release.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't blame Facebook alone for Russian trolls: Ex-security chief
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Without absolving Facebook's "mistakes" in the way it handled Russian trolls ahead of the 2016 US presidential election, a former security chief of the social network has said that others -- US spy agencies, lawmakers and the media -- also made mistakes.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Newlyweds Ranveer, Deepika welcomed in Mumbai by sea of fans
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) A sea of fans, camera flashes and loud cheers welcomed Bollywood's newlywed couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to Mumbai on Sunday morning after their dreamy wedding at the picturesque Lake Como in Italy. The much-in-love duo, smiling ear-to-ear, waved out at the fans and paparazzi, expressing gratitude with folded hands.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Britney Spears, Robbie Williams to perform together
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears will perform with "Angels" fame singer Robbie Williams in Las Vegas.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Revised railway flexi-fares to kick-off from March 15, 2019
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The revised flexi-fares for premier trains will be applicable from March 15, 2019 -- and advance bookings have commenced as the changes required in the software have been executed.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Phool Waalon Ki Sair: An offering of communal unity at altar of secular India (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) When Syed Fariddudin Qutbi, the "khadim" (attendant) of the shrine of 13th century sufi saint Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki in Meharauli, stepped out after offering a floral "chhatra" (a flower-embellished umberella) at the ancient Yogmaya temple located at a stone's throw from the dargah, all he had to say was that in the small temple sanctum sanctorum suffused with a strong incense and jasmine fragrance, he felt the same tranquility and a "magnificent, invisible power" he feels at the dargah.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Special Series,Features,Human Interest/Society
Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi blessed with baby girl
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia and her husband Angad Bedi were blessed with a baby girl on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gunmen abduct youth in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen abducted a youth on Sunday from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Congress sits pretty as AAP, Akali Dal grapple with infighting (News Analysis)
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) Infighting in Punjab's main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the politically-active Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is giving the ruling Congress in the state a happy-hours' feeling.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Australian swimmer dies after rare stingray attack
Canberra, Nov 18 (IANS) An Australian man died after it was attacked by a stingray off a beach in Tasmania, the first known fatality of its kind in the area, authorities said on Sunday.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Sunny weather raises mercury in Himachal
Shimla, Nov 18 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday saw a slight rise in the temperature due to prevailing dry weather with the Met Office forecasting dry weather to continue in the coming week.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
New shoe insole could treat diabetic foot ulcers
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for people who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM is justifying rape: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday slammed his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar for "justifying rape" after the latter claimed that most of the rape cases filed were "fake".
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The power of the Moderate (Exclusive Book Extract)
The Gateway of India, at first instance, appears to be an odd frame for the type of conversations that follow. It was, after all, built to commemorate a state visit of a foreign invader.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Samsung sets up 2019 innovation war with foldable smartphone (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) D.J. Koh, President and CEO at the IT and Mobile Communications Division of Samsung Electronics, knows what boredom can eventually do to technology -- especially to smartphones that are lately witnessing incremental enhancements amid sales slowing down globally.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SpaceX scraps plan to upgrade Falcon 9 for more 'reusability'
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) SpaceX has dropped plans to make its Falcon 9 rockets even more reusable than they are now, company CEO Elon Musk has said.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
No solution to Kashmir issue, India-Pak relations accident prone: Natwar Singh (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) India-Pakistan relations are "chronically accident-prone", says former External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh, who feels that the future lies in the past as the two countries carry too much baggage. He says Pakistans one-point programme is Kashmir but there is "Kashmir fatigue" in the world.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Oil prices, foreign fund flows to set course of equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Fluctuation in crude oil prices coupled with the direction of foreign fund flows are likely to chart the course of major domestic equity indices next week.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I wanted to visit India after watching 'Salaam Bombay': Australian filmmaker Benjamin Gilmour
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) A man who wanted to visit India after watching Mira Nair's "Salaam Bombay", Australian director Benjamin Gilmour was here to screen his film "Jirga", which has been nominated for the prestigious Academy Awards this year. He said he wants to "make a life here" in India.
2018-11-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Misty Sunday morning in Delhi, air quality 'very poor'
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday witnessed a misty morning with air quality remaining in the 'very poor' category for two days straight.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Government shutdown if no funds for border wall: Trump
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump told the media at the White House here that this would be a "good time" for a government shutdown if he doesn't get funding from Congress for his border wall.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kargil coldest in Kashmir Valley at minus 9 degrees
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Kargil town was the coldest in the Kashmir Valley at minus 9 degrees Celsius on Sunday while the minimum temperatures across the region around the freezing point, the weather office said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala BJP protests following senior leader's remand
Pathanamthitta (Kerala) Nov 18 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the BJP observed a protest on Sunday by blocking highways across the state following the arrest and the subsequent remand of senior party leader K. Surendran.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Taliban not losing in Afghanistan: US military officer
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) A top US military officer said that the Taliban "are not losing" in Afghanistan, and much more needs to be done to bring peace to the war-torn country.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Missing Argentine submarine found a year after it vanished
Buenos Aires, Nov 18 (IANS) A missing Argentine naval submarine has been found, a year and a day after it vanished in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members on board, authorities said.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society
2 militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gunfight erupts in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A gunfight erupted on Sunday between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Emma Bunton to release new single soon
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Emma Bunton has signed a solo record deal and confirmed that she will release new album amid her highly-anticipated reunion with the Spice Girls
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Democrat Gillum concedes defeat in Florida's gubernatorial race
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in southeastern US state Florida, on Saturday officially conceded to his Republican rival Ron DeSantis after a vote recounting showed a margin Gillum was unlikely to close.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kristin Scott Thomas needed 'nerves of steel' to direct
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Kristin Scott Thomas had to deal with her fair share of frustrations when she directed her first feature film "The Sea Change".
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump tours area devastated by wildfire with California governor
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Saturday visited the area devastated by a wildfire that has been spreading in northern California since last week, together with California Governor Jerry Brown, whose government he accused days before of bad forest management.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Hugh Grant says fatherhood is chaos
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Hollywood actor Hugh Grant, who has children Tabitha, seven, and Felix, five, with former girlfriend Tinglan Hong and three other children with his wife Anna Eberstein, says he now looks forward to going away to work because it gives him some rare peace and quiet.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump administration denies reaching final conclusion on Khashoggi's death
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The US State Department here on Saturday said that the country has not made a final conclusion on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Defence/Security
'18 Syrian troops killed in attack by militants'
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS) At least 18 Syrian servicemen were killed in an attack by militants in the Syrian province of Latakia, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said on Saturday.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Motherhood has changed Cheryl Tweedy
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Tweedy is a "different" person since becoming a mother to her 20-month son Bear, whose father is Cheryl's former beau and singer Liam Payne.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Argentine govt admits it lacks means to refloat sunken submarine
Buenos Aires, Nov 18 (IANS) Argentine Defence Minister Oscar Aguad on Saturday admitted that the government lacks the means to refloat the ARA San Juan submarine, which was found this morning in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean a year after it disappeared, and said the next steps will be to gather all the information possible and consider what to do.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Good time for govt shutdown if no money for border wall: Trump
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that he would welcome a government shutdown if Congress does not approve funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, media reported.
2018-11-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
We are all beautiful: Jessie J champions female empowerment
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Jessie J champions female empowerment as she responds to comparisons between herself and rumoured beau Channing Tatum's ex Jenna Dewan
2018-11-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jordan beat India in international friendly
Amman (Jordan), Nov 18 (IANS) Jordan defeated a depleted Indian side 2-1 in a hard fought encounter which was the first ever international friendly football match between the two countries.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Jordan,Sports,Diplomacy
Sans research and innovation, ademographic divided will be demographic danger: Pranab
Ahmedabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee here on Saturday raised a warning bell over shrinking atmosphere of research and innovation in higher education, stating that this would prevent the country from effectively capitalising the demographic dividend.
2018-11-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Iran, India discuss trade cooperation under US sanctions
Tehran, Nov 18 (IANS) Outgoing Indian ambassador to Tehran and the head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture have discussed ways of continuing Iran-India trade under reimposed US sanctions, Eghtesad Online news website reported on Saturday.
2018-11-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Women's World T20: India continue winning run, beat Australia
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 17 (IANS) India continued their winning momentum as they outclassed Australia by 48 runs in Group B match of the ICC Women's World T20 here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
'The Third Wife' wins Best Film award at Kolkata fest
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) In an august gathering, the 24th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival wrapped up, with Vietnamese film "The Third Wife" winning the Best Film award and a whooping amount of Rs 51 lakh here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Sumanta Chaudhuri appointed Coal Secretary, Upma Chawdhry as Youth Affairs's Secretary
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In high-level appointments by Central Government on Saturday, Sumanta Chaudhuri was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Coal, while Upma Chawdhry was appointed as Youth Affairs Department's Secretary and Yogendra Tripathi as Secretary, Ministry of Tourism.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi CS Anshu Prakash transferred
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who had accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders of assaulting him in February, has been transferred to the Department of Telecommunications by the Centre on Saturday, as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal stopped from reaching Karnal as BJP protesters block way
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday stopped by authorities from entering Haryana's Karnal district after protesters from the state's ruling BJP blocked a road that he was to take.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pune police arrest Varavara Rao again
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pune police on Saturday arrested Maoist ideologue Varavara Rao here for his alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two rival unions in Hyundai Motor India to join hands for talks
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) In a sudden turn of events, two workers unions in Indias second largest car maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) are exploring the possibility of putting a united front before the management for settlement of wage agreement, said the union officials.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
PKL 6: Bengal Warriors registers narrow 26-22 win vs Puneri Paltan
Ahmedabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Bengal Warriors clinched a narrow 26-22 win over Puneri Paltan in an inter-zonal clash of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Prajnesh wins Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Fourth seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran brushed aside wild card entrant Saketh Myneni in straight sets to win the $ 150,000 Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Good looks was never in the forefront for me, says Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, last seen onscreen in 'Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi', says looking good was never a priority in her life.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Women's WT20: India hand 168-run challenge to Australia
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 17 (IANS) Opener Smriti Mandhana and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur's knock helped India women post 167/8 before suffering a batting collapse against Australia in a league game of the Women's World T20 here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Ajay Bhushan Pandey to replace Hasmukh Adhia as Revenue Secretary
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey will be the new Finance Secretary, replacing Hasmukh Adhia -- the Gujarat-cadre IAS officer who is set to retire on November 30.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan presented lifetime achievement award in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) One of India's greatest sarod masters, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, on Saturday was presented the 'Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement' at the Kamani Auditorium, for his "immense contribution to the enrichment and promotion of the Indian classical music".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Telangana man shot dead by 16-year-old in US
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) A man from Telangana was shot dead by a 16-year-old boy in the United States in a carjacking incident, according to information received by his relatives on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Court frames corruption charges against Dhinakaran
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a setback to sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran, a Delhi court on Saturday framed charges, including attempts to bribe Election Commission officials, in the "Two Leaves" symbol bribery case after rejecting his plea for discharge.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
16 students, driver of school bus hurt in Noida accident
Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) One of the 16 students who was injured after their school bus hit a pillar at the busy Rajnigandha Chowk underpass in Noida on Saturday morning, continues to be under observation at a private hospital, officials said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trade unions oppose government idea to incentivise employers
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and other trade unions on Saturday opposed the idea of the Central government to reimburse employers who grant maternity benefits to their female employees.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress summons Telangana leader miffed over ticket denial
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party's central leadership on Saturday summoned senior leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy to New Delhi hours after he expressed resentment over being denied ticket to contest next month's elections to Telangana Assembly.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NCW seeks review of workplace sexual harassment Act
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Lack of proper mechanism in monitoring of probe and implementation of the Act in cases of sexual harassment at workplace was one of the key issues discussed by the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Saturday here during a review meet held to fix flaws in the workplace sexual harassment Act.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Himachal Police register case in scholarship scam
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Police on Saturday registered a case here in a multi-crore scholarship scam in the state Education Department during the previous Congress government led by Virbhadra Singh.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Rajasthan Congress leader suspended
New Delhi/Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan Congress on Saturday suspended party leader Spardha Chaudhary after she accused state party chief Sachin Pilot of taking money for ticket distribution.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oram announces Rs 720 crore Ekalavya schools in 36 blocks of Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Saturday announced Rs 720 crore for setting up of Ekalavya model residential schools in 36 blocks of Meghalaya.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Education
UGC to come up with new regulation to deal with students' complaints
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Faced with complaints from institutes, the University Grants Commission has revamped its grievance regulations with "improvements" and will soon be putting a new version to public for feedback, which will include revised norms for appointment of an ombudsman, a top UGC official has said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Bengal housewife killed in dowry dispute
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) A housewife was allegedly killed by her husband and in-laws eight months after her marriage in a dispute over dowry in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defence Minister reviews Coast Guard's operational preparedness
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday reviewed the operational preparedness and coastal security mechanism of the Indian Coast Guard to tackle maritime emergencies and stressed its modernization by 2022 through the ministry's Definitive Action Program which envisages acquisition of 43 ships, 20 aircraft and other facilities.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Senior Kerala BJP leader Surendran detained
Nilackal (Kerala) Nov 17 (IANS) Senior Kerala BJP leader K. Surendran, who arrived along with seven party leaders and tried to break the police cordon in a bid to go to the Sabarimala temple, was taken into custody by the police on Saturday night at Nilackal.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics,Religion
AAP MLA gets anticipatory bail in Signature Bridge scuffle case
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday granted anticipatory bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan in a case related to a scuffle at the inauguration of the Signature Bridge here.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hundreds gather for Krishna's concert in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Hundreds of Delhiites, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and CPI (M) head Sitaram Yechury, gathered at the Garden of Five Senses on Saturday as a performance by Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna brought together the two ends of music and politics together after an earlier cancellation of a scheduled event.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
India, Maldives break ice, agree on Indian Ocean stability
Male, Nov 17 (IANS) Seen as a fresh revival of ties between India and the Maldives, the two countries agreed to work on peace and stability in the Indian Ocean region following a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Another CBI officer moves SC, challenges repatration to IB
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A senior Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer Ashwini Kumar Gupta on Saturday moved the Supreme Court alleging that his repatriation to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) was done with malafide intention.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress seeks CISF cover for Sidhu
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Citing escalation of threat to life of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Saturday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cover for the cricketer-turned-politician.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M stages protest in Tripura against alleged violence by BJP
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) The opposition CPI-M on Saturday held a massive protest rally here, and threatened to launch an agitation if the workers of the ruling BJP continued to physically attack the Left cadre.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Creating awareness on code of conduct on film sets a must: Kalki
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin, known for being vocal about gender equality, says that in a fluid work environment like a film set, it is important to create awareness on behaviour and code of conduct through workshops for a safer and gender-neutral professional space.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thirsty Gujarat to have ambitious sea water desalination plant
Gandhinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Saturday that Gujarat was now on the threshold of ending its perennial water scarcity with the launch of a major desalination project to treat as much 10 crore litres of sea water a day in the drought-prone Saurashtra region.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Meghalaya Governor promises action in attack on woman activist
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Saturday promised action in the recent murderous attack on Agnes Kharshiing, a frontline women's rights activist, and her aide campaigning against alleged illegal mining and transportation of coal in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Voting ends peacefully for first phase of Panchayat polls in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Voting ended peacefully for the first phase of Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as voters turned out in large numbers to participate in the democratic process.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sonia, Pinki enter pre-quarters of Boxing Worlds
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian boxers Sonia and Pinki Ranimade made their way into the pre-quarterfinals of the 10th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Banks not funding infra projects, RBI adding to complications: Gadkari
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday lashed out at banks saying they are not making financial closures for infrastructure projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore despite a "golden opportunity" and blamed the Reserve Bank for creating "more complications".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha Assembly excuses Abhijit Iyer Mitra
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Saturday accepted the recommendations of a House committee for considering an apology from journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra, who had made derogatory remarks against the legislators in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Women's World T20: India to bat against Australia
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 17 (IANS) India won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in a Group B match of the ICC Women's World T20 here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Coalition of rivals certain recipe for disaster: Jaitley
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Attacking the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday warned the country of the dangers in electing a "coalition of rivals" which will be a "certain recipe for disaster".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Amid show of strength, INLD splits; Ajay Chautala to float new party
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Amid a show of strength by two warring Chautala brothers, elder brother Ajay Singh Chautala on Saturday announced he and his sons will float a new political party next month. With this, the split in the INLD's first family is official.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Central team visits drought-hit districts in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) A 10-member inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) began visiting 17 drought-hit districts across Karnataka for spot assessment of the losses incurred by farmers and the people, an official said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
GSAT-29 satellite pushed higher into orbit: ISRO
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) India's latest communication satellite GSat-29 was successfully pushed up to its intended orbit during its third orbit raising activity, said a top official of ISRO on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Pacer Shami to bowl only 15-17 overs in Ranji match
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) India pacer Mohammed Shami will play for Bengal in their next fixture against Kerala in the Ranji Trophy but the BCCI has allowed him to bowl only 15-17 overs per innings.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Xi, Moon meet on bilateral ties, Korean peninsula situation
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping met his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in here on Saturday, calling for deepening the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries and strengthening communication on the Korean peninsula issue.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Fire in Kolkata's tallest tower, none injured
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) A fire broke out in Kolkata's tallest residential tower "The 42" on Saturday afternoon during construction work but no one has been reported injured, a fire official said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will Indians correct all that went wrong in England? (Column: Just Sport)
Whether the countrys cricket authorities have anything to do with the public dealings of skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri or it's the effect of the team's performance in the South Africa and England, the two are a lot mellowed now.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Goa Minister slams Parrikar-led finance ministry's functioning
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Goa Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte on Saturday joined the chorus of the Opposition and other cabinet colleagues, claiming that the state administration had come to a standstill in the absence of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Kerala inks MoU with Airbus group to boost start-ups
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) Kerala's start-up ecosystem got a major fillip as the state government on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus BizLab, a global aerospace accelerator which is part of the Airbus group.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Friendly with Bosnia-Herzegovina a chance for Spain to get things right (Preview)
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Spain coach Luis Enrique will make changes to his side when they play Bosnia-Herzegovina in Las Palmas on Sunday as he looks to find a way back to winning ways.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
NIA probing cross-border link in smuggling of fake currency
Ernakulam (Kerala), Nov 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has launched an investigating to find cross-border links in the smuggling of fake currency notes, the central agency said while filing a chargesheet in a counterfeit currency case here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jaitley flays Andhra, Bengal on CBI move
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday flayed the Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments for withdrawing "general consent" to the CBI for raids and investigations in their states, saying scams cannot be wiped off by such a decision and that it was against the countrys federal structure.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala shutdown called by Hindu groups largely peaceful
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) The dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown called by a few Hindu groups on Saturday was peaceful, barring a few clashes, police sources said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched to ISS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo spacecraft was successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, NASA said.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ready to fight terrorism on Pakistan soil: Iran
Tehran, Nov 17 (IANS) The Iranian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that the country's security forces are ready for anti-terror operations on Pakistani territory.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Karthik, Nayan star on Day 1 of JKRNC Grand Finale
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Chennais Karthik Tharani and Mumbais Nayan Chatterjee won a race apiece on Day 1 of the Grand Finale of the 21st JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Modi attends swearing-in ceremony of new Maldives President
Male, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attended the swearing-in ceremony of new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih here.
2018-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
US, China spar over trade, political influence at APEC summit
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) Trade disputes and the competition for geopolitical influence in the Pacific between China and the US took centre stage at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, where 21 member nations were gathered with the aim of drawing up a common trade area by 2020.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Vikrant is very talented: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) TV Czarina Ekta Kapoor has praised actor Vikrant Massey and says that he is very talented and that he will make it big in the industry.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barcelona midfielder Rakitic has strained hamstring muscle
Barcelona, Nov 17 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has suffered a right thigh muscle injury, the Catalan club announced on Saturday, but confirmed the player's hamstring was strained, not torn.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi Court frames corruption charges against Dhinakaran
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a setback to AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran, a Delhi court on Saturday framed charges including attempts to bribe Election Commission officials in the "Two Leaves" symbol bribery case after rejecting his plea for discharge.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Low crude oil prices, fund flows fuel equity market's rise (Market Review)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A slide in global crude oil prices, along with a healthy influx of foreign funds and a strengthened rupee buoyed the Indian equity market indices during the just-concluded week.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
One abducted civilian killed, two released in Shopian
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) One of the three abducted civilians by gunmen in Shopian district was killed on Saturday while the other two were released, sources said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NIA files fresh chargesheet in fake currency case
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed a fresh chargesheet against two people for smuggling high-quality fake Indian currency notes (FICN) in 2015.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SpaceX gets nod to launch 12,000 broadband satellites: Report
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) Elon Musks SpaceX has received approvals from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit that would foster cheap wireless Internet access by the 2020s.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Mardal maestro Banamali Maharana passes away
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Eminent percussionist Banamali Maharana passed away at a private hospital on Saturday. He was 77. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital due to age-related ailments, said family sources.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Chris Pratt in talks for 'The Saint' reboot
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Paramount Pictures is in early negotiations with Hollywood actor Chris Pratt to star in a movie reboot of "The Saint", two decades after actor Val Kilmers thriller and 50 years after actor Roger Moores TV series.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Musk's Boring Company 'on track' to launch first test tunnel
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Billionaire Elon Musk's infrastructure and tunnel construction firm Boring Company has achieved a breakthrough and is on track for the completion of its first test tunnel in the US city of Los Angeles.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Congress names Ponnala Lakshmaiah in 3rd list for Telangana polls
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday released its 3rd list of 13 candidates for the December 7 Telangana Assembly polls, fielding party veteran and former Andhra Pradesh Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kenyan Zakayo faces Uganda challenge in Spain's cross country
Nairobi, Nov 17 (IANS) World junior 5,000 metre champion Edward Zakayo of Kenya is hopeful of launching his cross country career on a winning note in Soria in Spain on Sunday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Haryana government stopped me from visiting dispensary: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana of preventing him from visiting a dispensary in Assandh assembly constituency of the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In Chhattisgarh, Rahul dares Modi to speak up on Rafale, promises farm loan waiver
Koriya/Jashpur/Darima (Chhattisgarh), Nov 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the Rafale "scam" and assured poll-bound Chhattisgarh of completely waiving off farm loans if his party comes to power in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Alyque Padamsee was a creator of superbrands and superconsumers - and a theatre personality (Obituary)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Alyque J. Padamsee, lent glamour to common products and brought luxury products within the reach of the common masses with his catchy and memorable advertising campaigns.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Champions Cheyech, Chepchirchir lead Kenya quest in Shanghai Marathon
Nairobi, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Tokyo Marathon champion Sarah Chepchirchir and Flomena Cheyech will lead Kenya's charge at the Shanghai International Marathon on Sunday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
'70 per cent of India's population looks to private sector for healthcare needs'
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Despite 70 years of investment in the country's healthcare sector, nearly 70 per cent of India's population has to look to the private sector, Indu Bhushan, chief executive officer of the Ayushman Bharat, said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Sonia enters pre-quarters of world boxing championship
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian boxer Sonia made her way into the pre-quarterfinals of the 10th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
I-League: Second spot beckons as champions Minerva face Gokulam (Preview)
Kozhikode, Nov 17 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC take on reigning champions Minerva Punjab FC at the EMS Corporation stadium here on Sunday in what promises to be an enthralling encounter, with a win guaranteeing second place in the I-League standings.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
'Ajeeb dastaan..' recreated to mark beginning of Anurag-Prerna's love: Parth Samthaan
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Parth Samthaan, who essays the role of Anurag in the reboot of love saga "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", says the iconic number "Ajeeb dastaan hai yeh" has been recreated to mark the beginning of Anurag and Prerna's love story in the show.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rs 1.5-crore gold seized at Lucknow airport
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IANS) The customs department on Friday seized gold worth Rs 1.52 crore from a passenger at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow, police said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress to take up Parrikar's health, constitutional crisis in Goa in Parliament
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress will raise the issue of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's continuance in power and the impending "constitutional crisis" in BJP-ruled Goa in Parliament, party's national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BJP 'rath-yatra' in Bengal rescheduled
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) One of the three BJP-sponsored 'rath-yatras' due in West Bengal next month has been rescheduled as party president Amit Shah, who is supposed to kick off the rallies, will be busy in the Telengana poll campaign, a state BJP leader said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Spanish police seize 650 kg cocaine, arrest 11
Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Nov 17 (IANS) The Spanish police arrested 11 people and seized 650 kg cocaine in an operation against an international drug trafficking network, authorities said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
President to open 'CII Agro-Tech 2018' on December 1
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the mega international agricultural fair, "CII AgroTech 2018", here on December 1.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Technology,Business/Economy
DU expels Baisoya
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi University top officials are tight-lipped, but Delhi Police have confirmed receiving communication from the university saying that it has expelled Ankiv Baisoya after he was found guilty of faking his educational certificates.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Army chief visits Central Command HQ at Lucknow
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IAN) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited the headquarters of the Central Command and the 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre at Lucknow, an official spokesman said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Parrikar knows a lot about Rafale deal: Surjewala
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Defence Minister and current Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from pancreatic cancer, knows a "whole lot of things" about the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Three killed in Ayodhya road accident
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IANS) Three persons were killed in Ayodhya district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday when the driver of their vehicle lost control and it turned turtle, police said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenyan Kipruto to make half marathon debut in France
Nairobi, Nov 17 (IANS) Beijing 2008 Olympic steeplechase champion Brimin Kipruto of Kenya will launch his career in the road race in France at Sunday's Boulogne-Billancourt Half-Marathon.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 in friendly
Cordoba, Nov 17 (IANS) Ramiro Funes Mori scored the second goal of his international career as Argentina defeated Mexico 2-0 in their international friendly here.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kenya's Kiprop, Ethiopia's Tedla win China-ASEAN International Marathon
Nanning, Nov 17 (IANS) Koech Ezekiel Kiprop of Kenya and Kidist Fiseha Tedla of Ethiopia won their men's and women's titles respectively at the 2018 China-ASEAN International Marathon on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Netherlands beat France to stay alive in Nations League
Rotterdam, Nov 17 (IANS) The Netherlands defeated France 2-0 to stay in the battle for berths in the final stage of the UEFA Nations League.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Denmark register win vs Wales in Nations League
Cardiff, Nov 17 (IANS) Denmark defeated Wales 2-1 to punch their ticket for the final stage of the UEFA Nations League.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ghana, New Zealand in U-17 Women's WC quarters
Montevideo, Nov 17 (IANS) Ghana and New Zealand imposed their authority, defeating Finland and Uruguay, respectively, and advanced to the quarter-finals of the U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Waston, Matarrita guide Costa Rica to victory vs Chile
Santiago de Chile, Nov 17 (IANS) Costa Rica ruined Chile's evening, winning 3-2 away in a friendly match as preparation for next year's Copa America, at the El Teniente stadium here.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Petrucci fastest in Valencia MotoGP's 3rd free practice
Valencia, Nov 17 (IANS) Danilo Petrucci of Italy (Alma Pramac) on Saturday set the fastest time in the third free practice for the Valencia Moto Grand Prix, beating third-placed Marc Marquez of Spain (Honda), who has already secured the 2018 title.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Ethical Artificial Intelligence a pressing need: UN expert
United Nations, Nov 17 (IANS) While digital solutions like Artificial Intelligence (AI) are transforming lives, these also raises concerns, ranging from security to human rights abuses, says an expert.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Kathua District Magistrate duped of Rs 50,000
Jammu, Nov 17 (IANS) Kathua's District Magistrate Rohit Khajuria has been duped of Rs 50,000 after a fraudulent phone call, police said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There will never be another: Celebs mourn Alyque Padamsee's death
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) As the news of Alyque Padamsee's death broke, a slew of celebrated names from the Hindi film fraternity like Nimrat Kaur, Farhan Akhtar, Manisha Koirala and Boman Irani took to social media to pay heartfelt tributes to the 90-year-old veteran actor and ad guru.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Death toll in Tamil Nadu due to cyclone Gaja rises to 33
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) The death toll due to cyclone Gaja, which hit Tamil Nadu's coastal districts on Friday, has increased to 33, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Jaitley flays Andhra, Bengal on CBI move
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday flayed the Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments for withdrawing "general consent" to the CBI for raids and investigations in their states saying scams cannot be wiped off by such a decision.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Will waive off loans of all farmers in Chhattisgarh: Rahul
Koriya/Jashpur (Chhattisgarh), Nov 17 (IANS) Charging the ruling BJP with creating two Chhattisgarhs, one of the rich and the other of the poor and the exploited, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday pledged to waive off all farm loans within 10 days of his party coming to power in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Neil starts second schedule of 'Bypass Road'
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has started shooting for the second schedule of "Bypass Road".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Audio books might be my next obsession: Rasika Dugal
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal, who is all set to lend her voice to audio platform Audible.in, says audio books might be her next obsession.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sabarimala protests: Detained religious leaders granted bail
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) Religious leaders who were taken into preventive detention from the Sabarimala temple premises on Friday night were granted bail on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Opinion/Commentary,Religion
Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia to retire on Nov 30
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Hasmukh Adhia, the Gujarat cadre IAS officer who had an eventful stint as Finance Secretary during the days of demonetisation and the ushering in of the GST regime, is set to retire on November 30, the government announced on Saturday - putting to rest all speculation about his getting an extension.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Weightlifting better than walking and cycling for heart: Study
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) While it is well known that physical activities promote heart health, a new study suggests that weightlifting, rather than walking and cycling, can better help keep heart diseases at bay.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
BJP pledges Rs 265 bonus for MP farmers with up to 5 acres land
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday said it would give a bonus of Rs 265 to farmers with up to 5 acres of land in Madhya Pradesh, and also pledged to announce a new salary framework for state government employees.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
RLSP ultimatum to BJP over seat-sharing in Bihar
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Saturday gave an ultimatum to the BJP to ensure by November 30 "respectful" seat-sharing in Bihar for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics

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