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Pakistan will not be used against any country: Army chief
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday in a meeting with US Ambassador David Hale reiterated their nations commitment to a secure, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan, a statement issued by the US Embassy Islamabad said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump calls for peace in the region, tougher line against Iran
Jerusalem, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he was "honoured" by the invitation extended by Prime Minister Benjimin Netanyahu to visit the country before calling for a renewed peace effort between Israel and the Palestinians.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
'Turkish court jails magazine editors for over 22 years'
Istanbul, May 22 (IANS/AKI) An Istanbul court sentenced two magazine chiefs to 22 years and six months in prison on for fomenting an armed rebellion against the government, media reports said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Bengaluru's ex-corporator to be grilled in extortion cases
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) A local court on Monday extended police custody of former civic corporator V. Nagaraj for three more days for questioning with regards to the three extortion cases filed against him in a money-laundering deal on complaints from three of his many victims, said police on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spaniard found critically injured in Milan risks paralysis
Milan (Italy), May 22 (IANS/AKI) A 27-year-old Spaniard found lying beside rail tracks at a Milan station with a deep head wound after a night out with friends risks becoming a paraplegic, police said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raider Nitin Tomar emerges costliest buy in Pro Kabaddi history
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Raider Nitin Tomar on Monday shattered all records to emerge the costliest-ever player to be bought in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Major in 'human shield' incident gets Commendation Card
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Indian Army Major involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to a jeep bonnet to ward off stone-pelters in Kashmir has been awarded the Army chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Close to 200 injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers (Roundup)
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) At least 79 police personnel and over 100 Left protesters were injured on Monday as security forces used tear gas and carried out baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades and hurled stones at the police here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretariat.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Rouhani urges US to drop 'hostile' policies towards Iran
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) The US should drop its "hostile" policies towards Iran, the country's re-elected President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
HC refuses to entertain plea of company linked to AAP leader
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea filed by a real-estate company, facing income tax proceedings for its alleged association with Delhi Minister Satyender Jain.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Turkey summons US envoy over clash during Erdogan's US trip
Ankara, May 22 (IANS) The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the US Ambassador John Bass over a clash outside the Turkish embassy in Washington during President Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy
US motorcycling legend Nicky Hayden dies in Italy
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) American motorcycling champion Nicky Hayden has died from injuries he sustained in an accident on his road bike last week, the Maurizio Bufalini hospital in eastern Italian city of Cesena tweeted on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Greenpeace lauds Bihar's organic farming initiatives
Patna, May 22 (IANS) Greenpeace India, the environment protection organisation, has welcomed and lauded the Bihar government's decision to give priority to organic farming.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Never mentioned Israel to Russians over intelligence leak: Trump
Jerusalem, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump told Israeli reporters in Jerusalem that he "never mentioned Israel", in an apparent reference to the intelligence leak during a meeting with Russian officials.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Adopt one policy on Hurriyat, Congress tells Centre
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Accusing the Centre of changing its stance vis-a-vis the Hurriyat on a daily basis, the Congress on Monday said the government should adopt a single policy to deal with the conglomeration of Kashmir-centric parties.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Break social taboos about menstruation, says Sisodia
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday urged all sections of society to break the cultural and societal taboos around the issue of menstruation and help normalise the discourse on the topic.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
UP recommends CBI probe into IAS officer's death, family meets CM
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari, after his family met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here seeking a probe by the central agency into his death last week under mysterious circumstances.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi advocates Kandla Port be renamed Deendayal Port (Lead, changing dateline)
Kutch (Gujarat), May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday suggested that the Kandla Port Trust in Gujarat should be rechristened Deen Dayal Port Trust Kandla, commemorate the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, founder of Jana Sangh, predecessor of BJP.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The number of tax slabs should be reduced to one to two over a period of time, a top Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council official said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP's Shatrughan Sinha, Sushil Modi in twitter war
New Delhi/Patna, May 22 (IANS) A Twitter war erupted between actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and his BJP party colleague Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday when the former tweeted in favour of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying "enough of negative politics and mudslinging".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BSF to shift Bhagat Singh's pistol to Punjab museum
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon move a pistol, used by Indian freedom struggle hero Bhagat Singh, to a museum in Punjab's frontier district of Ferozepur.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
State-sponsored violence new normal under BJP rule: Congress
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Congress on Monday slammed the BJP and the central government, saying that "lawlessness, lynching of innocents, state-sponsored violence and intolerance have become the new normal" under the present dispensation.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Visva Bharati students at Mamata's administrative review meeting
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government has started inviting university students, including those from the prestigious Visva Bharati University, to witness administrative review meetings in districts.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
More African nations join International Solar Alliance (Lead, changing dateline)
Gandhinagar, May 22 (IANS) Four more African nations joined the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) on Monday, taking the number of its members to 30.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
ED arrests Chennai businessman, attaches Rs 1.75 crore assets
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Monday said it has attached property worth Rs 1.75 crore of a Chennai-based firm and arrested its director who is accused of cheating the state-run Indian Bank and laundering money.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
RBI to recast oversight committee to deal with bad loans
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Outlining its plan to deal with the mounting problem of banks' bad loans, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday said it will reconstitute the oversight committee (OC) to operationalise the banking ordinance for resolving the issue of non-performing assets (NPAs).
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
2 bookies arrested during IPL final, 77 mobiles recovered
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Police arrested two bookmakers while they were organising betting during the IPL final on Sunday night, and also recovered 77 mobiles from their rented flat in east Delhi, officials said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Azarenka hastens to tennis court after son's birth
Minsk, May 22 (IANS) Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Monday announced she is ready to return to the tennis court after maternity leave and is set to play in a grass-court event before Wimbledon.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Belarus,Sports,Tennis
'Will promote GM crops if green ministry approves'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday indicated that his ministry will endorse the production of Genetically Modified (GM) crops if they are approved by the Environment Ministry.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Sicilian Mafia boss slain while riding his bike
Palermo (Italy), May 22 (IANS/AKI) Assassins shot dead top Sicilian mafia boss, Giuseppe Dainotti in Palermo on Monday as he rode his bicycle in the working-class Zisa district, police said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM never promised 50% hike in MSP: Agriculture Minister
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi never promised 50 per cent hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of agriculture produce.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Court pronounces 14 guilty in Assam terror funding scam
Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) A special NIA court on Monday convicted 14 persons accused in a Rs 1,000 crore terror funding scam that rocked Assam nearly a decade ago.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBDT signs two unilateral advance pricing agreements
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered two unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) pertaining software and information technology sectors.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Baahubali 2' has not set any record yet: Anil Sharma
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Director Anil Sharma says the much talked about film "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has not set any record yet.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
NIA grills Kashmir separatist leaders over Pakistani funding
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) questioned for the third consecutive day on Monday several separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir over the alleged funding from Pakistan-based terrorist groups.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Rajya Sabha polls in Goa, Gujarat, Bengal rescheduled: EC
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal have been postponed by the Election Commission, an official statement said on Monday without giving any reason for the move. The poll was earlier scheduled to take place on June 8.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Three journalists injured in Kolkata lathicharge
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Three journalists were among those injured in lathicharge by the city police during a march by Left Front leaders and supporters to the West Bengal Secretariat on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
YSR Congress seeks President's rule in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Opposition YSR Congress Party of Andhra Pradesh on Monday sought imposition of President's Rule in the state, alleging that there was a breakdown of constitutional machinery.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Godrej Industries faces loss in Q4, standalone income up 33%
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Godrej Industries on Monday reported a standalone net loss of Rs 34.14 crore during the fourth quarter (Q4) ended March 31, 2017. However, the standalone total income for Q4 stood at Rs 479.14 crore -- up 32.8 per cent.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Manjeet, Surjeet emerge top buys in kabaddi auctions
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Star all-rounder Manjeet Chillar and defender Surjeet Singh emerged the costliest players to be sold for a whopping Rs 75.5 lakh and Rs 73 lakh respectively in the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auctions here on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
HC slams Delhi for lack of campaign on dengue, chikungunya
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for its failure to launch public awareness campaign about mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, their symptoms and treatment.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
G7 should 'cool very hot' North Korean nuclear threat, says Italy
Naples (Italy), May 22 (IANS/AKI) Leaders at the G7 summit in Italy this week should try and "cool" the "very hot" threat posed by North Korea's claim it successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Top names pull out but Kenya fields strong world marathon team
Nairobi, May 22 (IANS) Kenya will still present a strong team to the World Athletics Championships despite the withdrawal of some seasoned runners like Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Conman arrested for 'raping' homemaker in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) A conman was arrested for allegedly cheating and raping a homemaker in the city's western suburb, the city police said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP says Tripura government failed to follow MNREGA rules
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The BJP on Monday said that Left-ruled Tripura failed to follow the stipulated rules for MGNREGA, including geo-tagging of assets, which led the state to get less central funding for the scheme, refuting the CPI-M's claims of victimisation.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha's Titlagarh town records 47 degrees C
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under intense heat-wave with Titlagarh town on Monday recording 47 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature in the state this summer, the Met Office said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
HP launches new premium laptop portfolio at Cannes Film Festival
Cannes (France), May 22 (IANS) In a bid to empower digital creators and storytellers with high-performance machines, HP Inc on Monday launched new premium portfolio series of Spectre x2, ENVY x360 and ENVY laptops Aat the 14th Cannes Film Festival.
2017-05-22
Category: International, France,Technology,Business/Economy
Kenya's javelin champ Yego to compete in Germany
Nairobi, May 22 (IANS) World javelin throw champion Julius Yego from Kenya has a point to prove as he makes his second appearance in competition this season in Rehlingen athletics meeting in Germany on June 5.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Centre's ruling party getting goons, firearms into Bengal: Mamata
Bolpur (West Bengal), May 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Centre's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of getting goons into the state as well as firearms from Bihar's Munger and ordered the police to step up vigilance.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Maharashtra legislature nod to GST bill
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Both houses of the Maharashtra legislature on Monday unanimously passed the State Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, paving the way for the measure's roll-out in the state from July 1, along with the rest of India.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UP recommends CBI probe into IAS officer's death
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the mysterious death of Karnataka cadre Indian Administrative Service officer Anurag Tiwari.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC slams Delhi for lack of campaign on dengue, chikungunya
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the AAP government and civic agencies for failing to provide publicity -- to create awareness among the people -- to mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, their symptoms, cure and different treatment remedies.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
Major in 'human shield' incident gets Army chief's commendation card
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Indian Army Major who was involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to the front of a jeep to ward off stone pelters in Kashmir Valley has been awarded the Army Chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
No public support for Congress: Smriti Irani
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday slammed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for alleging there was chaos and lawlessness in BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh and said there was "no public support" for Congress.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
High-speed Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express flagged off
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The country's first high-speed Tejas Express between Mumbai and Karmali in Goa, boasting of Wi-Fi, LCD screens, and automatic doors, was flagged off on Monday by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Parrikar orders closure of old, unused bridges in Goa
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) Days after three persons died when a foot-bridge collapsed in South Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday ordered the closure and barricading of all old, unused bridges in the state, as well as their safety audit.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Police officer misbehaves with journalist
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In yet another case of misbehaviour of policemen against the public, an officer of Mandawali police station misbehaved with a journalist when he went to enquire about the progress of investigations into the theft of his car.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath launches Yearbook written by Home Secretary
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Monday launched the "India 2017" Yearbook, a compilation of current affairs for the aspirants preparing for civil services and other competitive examination, written by Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Rumours say Dortmund striker Aubameyang is off to Paris
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) If the rumors are true, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have one more week in a Borussia Dortmund shirt. The 2012 German football champions and the 27-year-old Gabon international are expected to announce the departure of the Bundesliga's top goal-scorer next week after this coming Saturday's cup final here against Eintracht Frankfurt.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Kejriwal to hold direct dialogue with farmers on land-pooling policy
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Aiming to boost the party's outreach in rural areas, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is to hold direct dialogue with farmers in outer Delhi villages from May 25 on the new land-pooling policy.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indonesia offers $1mn prize money in badminton Superseries
Jakarta, May 22 (IANS) Indonesia has put on a $1 million prize money for the upcoming Badminton World Federation (BWF)-sanctioned Superseries Premier championships slated here from June 12 to 18 here.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Harikrishna finishes 10th at Moscow chess meet
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 10th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Paswan indisposed, Radha Mohan gets additional charge of Food Ministry
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Minister of Food and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan is indisposed and is undergoing treatment abroad.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi has lowest maximum May 22 temperature in six year
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi on Monday recorded at 29.4 degree Celsius -- 11 notches below the season's average -- one of the coolest days in May and the lowest maximum temperature for the day in six years.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump pays historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall
Jerusalem, May 22 (IANS) Donald Trump on Monday became the first visiting US President to visit the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites, in Jerusalem's Old City.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Rs 400 cr loss to exchequer in licence fee payment by incumbent telecom players: Jio
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The payment of advance licence fee for the last quarter (January-March) of 2016-17 by three telecom service providers --Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular -- has resulted in a loss of Rs 400 crore to the government, Reliance Jio has claimed.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Kerala CM withdraws from book release event of top police official
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday decided against attending a function to release a book by a serving top Kerala Police official that has lavished praise on the Left leader.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Yamaha registers 500th victory in motorsports
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An intense race at Le Mans in France saw Maverick Vinales (25 titles) emerge victorious as Yamaha is crowned with the 500th win in the history of motorsports.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Iranians in high demand in first round of PKL auction
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Iranian players were the most sought after in the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction here on Monday, with defender Abozar Mohajermighani emerging the costliest buy in the first round. He was sold at a whopping Rs 50 lakh to Team Gujarat.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
7 more Passport Seva Kendras sought for Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday urged the Centre to open seven more Post Office Passport Sewa Kendras (POPSKs) in Odisha.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Major involved in human shield incident gets Army chief's commendation card
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Indian Army Major involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to the front of a jeep to ward off stone pelters in the valley has been awarded the Army Chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Duterte vows help to denuclearise N. Korea
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday pledged to cooperate with China and other countries to help denuclearise North Korea and curb its missile launches.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Harikrishna finishes 12th at Moscow chess meet
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 12th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Rajya Sabha polls in Goa, Gujarat, Bengal rescheduled: EC
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday said the Rajya Sabha elections to be held in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal on June 8 will be rescheduled, but did not give a date.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M demands apology from Mamata for 'police brutality'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday demanded the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government apologise for the "police brutality" on Left protestors that left over 250 of them injured and also take action against the security personnel responsible.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dharmendra, Hema Malini wish Utkarsh luck for Bollywood debut
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Anil Sharma's son Utkarsh, who will soon make his debut in Bollywood with the film "Genius", has received good wishes and blessings from veteran actor Dharmendra and Hema Malini as he embarks on the journey.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India surpasses Japan as second largest stainless steel producer
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Overtaking Japan, India emerged as the second largest stainless steel producer in the world after China, according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF).
2017-05-22
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Delhi's 'Bunty Chor' sentenced to 10 years in Kerala jail
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Delhi's notorious 'Bunty Chor', accused in over 500 burglaries across the country and nabbed by Kerala Police from Pune in January 2013, was on Monday sentenced by a local court to 10 years in jail.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIT Kharagpur to help MP measure, enhance happiness
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur will collaborate with the Madhya Pradesh government to chalk out a 'Happiness Index' for measuring the well-being of residents, an official said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Parliament security staff undergo CBRN emergency training
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Monday began a five-day training programme for Parliament House Complex (PHC) security staff to respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and/or Nuclear (CBRN) emergencies, an official said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gurugram to be debris-free; waste processing plant to be set up
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The first construction and demolition waste processing plant of Haryana will be set up in Gurugram, adjoining national capital Delhi, to make the city debris-free.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Agriculture Minister rules out any loan waiver for farmers
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday ruled out denied any possibility of a loan waiver for farmers, saying the NDA government's focus lay in their empowerment.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
19 central Asian women, a minor held in Delhi for illegal stay
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Nineteen women and a minor from central Asian countries were held from south Delhi on Monday for entering the country without proper documents and staying illegally, the police said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A week of philosophy for all ages in Delhi
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A week-long workshop on French and Indian philosophy started here on Monday with the participation of students from France.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Many injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A number of police personnel and Left protesters were injured on Monday as security forces used tear gas and carried out baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretariat.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Moroccans dazzled by display of 100 Picasso masterpieces
Rabat, May 22 (IANS) The artworks exhibition of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso here has on public display more than 100 of his masterpieces, including paintings, sculptures, pictures and printings.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Malta,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi property dealer kills partner, his wife, four kids
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Delhi property dealer has been arrested on the charges of murdering his business partner, and the partner's wife and four kids, over a financial dispute, the Delhi Police said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Public debt falls to Rs 61 lakh crore at end of 2016-17
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India's public debt declined to Rs 60.66 lakh crore at the end of the 2016-17 Fiscal in March, registering a fall over the previous quarter of 1.9 percent, an official statement said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Agriculture Minister denies any move for loan waiver for farmers
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday denied any possibility of a loan waiver for farmers, saying the NDA government's focus lay in their empowerment and it instead intended to invest in various schemes and initiatives to boost their income.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Walmart India launches GST workshops for supplier partners
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Walmart India on Monday said it has flagged off a series of workshops for its small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) supplier partners to help evaluate their Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance levels and prepare for the transition to the GST regime.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
TCS launches smart software to cut LED power consumption
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday unveiled an intelligent software that allows cities to derive greater value from the costly LED lighting by reducing the payback period to almost half.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jaitley files another Rs 10-cr defamation suit against Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday filed a second civil defamation suit of Rs 10 crore in the Delhi High Court against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his lawyer Ram Jethmalani using the word "crook", claiming the objectionable words caused him "permanent harm and disrepute".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A wristband that can recognise human emotions
New York, May 22 (IANS) An MIT engineer has developed a wristband with significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain as well as behaviour, especially during seizures caused by epilepsy.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Big hits of IPL-10
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The following is the list of top performers of the 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) which concluded in Hyderabad on Sunday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Parking woes drive China to regulate booming bike-sharing
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China is considering to regulate bike-sharing services that are booming nationwide but causing a significant challenge to urban management.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
P. Harikrishna finishes 12th at Moscow chess meet
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 12th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Qazis to tell bridegrooms to shun triple talaq: AIMPLB in SC
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Monday told the Supreme Court that it will tell Qazis to "advise" the bridegroom and bride during nikah to do away with the provision of triple talaq as it was undesirable in Shariat.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
More African nations join International Solar Alliance
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Four more African nations joined the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) on Monday while another country is expected to join on Tuesday, the External Affairs Ministry has said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Two terror suspects held in Punjab wanted to avenge sacrilege
Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 22 (IANS) Two suspected terrorists arrested from the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar district had planned terror activities to avenge several incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in the state in 2015, police sources said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tytler refuses consent for lie detector test
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Congress leader Jagdish Tytler has refused to give consent to undergoing lie-detector test in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Four suicide bombers killed at army base in Iraq's Diyala
Baghdad, May 22 (IANS) At least four suicide bombers, who carried out an attack on an army base in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, were killed by Iraqi soldiers on Monday, a security source said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Moody's withdraws M&M rating, ICRA reaffirms its rating
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Global credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service on Monday said it has withdrawn the 'Baa3' rating of automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Black Eyed Peas set to perform at Champions League final
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) The American group Black Eyed Peas are set to perform at the final of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Juventus in Cardiff on June 3, football's governing body announced on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football,Cinema/Showbiz
Engineered proteins could help combat viral infections
Toronto, May 22 (IANS) Researchers have turned a staple protein in every cell into a drug capable of thwarting the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Khattar in Singapore seeking investments for Haryana
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday launched the state's pitch for investment in Singapore with corporates and industrial houses making investment commitments.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Temperatures fall after widespread rains in Himachal
Shimla, May 22 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Monday due to widespread rains, with Shimla recording a high of 22.3 degrees Celsius, the weather office here said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Six couples held in BSP leader's hotel
Ghaziabad, May 22 (IANS) At least six couples were held in objectionable positions when the police raided a BSP leader's hotel here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ridheema Tiwari keen to counsel victimised women (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Ridhima Tiwari says she would love to make a difference in the life of mistreated and victimised women.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Time of photo-capture provides valuable data to study tigers'
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A new method developed by experts incorporates time of photo-capture to estimate abundance and spatial distribution of tigers and helps represent data closer to reality, a statement said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hindu, Muslim wives donate kidney to other's husband
Noida, May 22 (IANS) Human blood holds no narrow sectarian boundaries, was proved when a Hindu and a Muslim woman donated one of their kidneys to the other's husband at a hospital here.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sneha Wagh faints on 'Sher-e-Punjab...' set
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Sneha Wagh, who plays Raj Kaur in the historical show "Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh", fainted on the set here.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Abu Dhabi's Emirates Foundation launches mobile app
Abu Dhabi, May 22 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation set up by the Abu Dhabi government, has announced the launch of its "Volunteering" Mobile App as part of its 10th annual Ramadan Campaign.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Togo,Religion,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Nothing special if Pakistanis allowed or rejected in PKL, says Anup Kumar
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Indian Kabaddi team captain Anup Kumar on Monday said he has no problems playing with or against a player from across the border adding that it was the government's call to allow or deny any Pakistan player from taking part in the upcoming fifth season of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
BJP will come to power in Telangana, says Amit Shah
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday exuded confidence that the party will come to power in Telangana in coming days.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
SC notice on plea against Manipur Police's 'arbitrary' acts
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Central and Manipur governments' response on a petition by parents of Irom Rojer who was killed in 2011 in a road rage case by Ajay Meetai - the son of present Chief Minister N. Biren Singh - seeking protection from the illegal and arbitrary acts of the state police.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Taapsee wraps up London schedule of 'Judwaa 2'
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has finished the London schedule of the "Judwaa" sequel, and says it was quite an experience.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ivory Coast to hold 9th SILA book fair
Abidjan, May 22 (IANS/MAP) Ivory Coast is set to hold the 9th edition of the International Book Fair of Abidjan (SILA) from May 24 and has invited visitors to participate massively in the event.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Cote D'ivoire,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy,Education
Exide inks settlement with US firm on trademark use
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Amid ongoing litigation in the Supreme Court over usage of Exide trademark in India, battery major Exide Industries Ltd on Monday said it has entered into a settlement agreement with US-based Exide Technologies to resolve the long standing dispute.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
18 arrested, 2 police officials suspended over Jharkhand lynching
Ranchi, May 22 (IANS) Eighteen persons have been arrested and the officers in charge of two police stations suspended in Jharkhand in connection with the lynching of seven persons on May 18 on suspicion of being child lifters.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Left Front to observe Condemnation Day in Bengal
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The Left Front will observe a state-wide condemnation day on Tuesday in protest against the "police atrocities" against their activists who participated in Monday's "March to Nabanna" protest programme.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mayawati to visit Saharanpur on Tuesday
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati is scheduled to visit Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, where a caste conflict had erupted in April and many Dalits were targeted.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Modern ports must for growth of India's world trade: Modi
Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said developing modern ports was important for India to cement its position in the global trade sector.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Monsoon likely to hit Odisha in June
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Odisha, which is reeling under an intense heat wave, is likely to experience rains triggered by the south-west monsoon in the first week of June, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Arunachal to provide zero interest crop loan to marginal farmers
Itanagar, May 22 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to provide zero interest crop loan to marginal farmers of the state to enable them easy access to formal credit through banking channels, an official said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Wish to do hardcore action movie: Elli Avram
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Actress Eli Avram says she would love to do hardcore action movies as she finds herself "excellent" in mixed martial arts.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Electric car maker Tesla to delay Indian launch
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Lack of component suppliers in India is delaying the entry of electric cars in the country, Tesla's founder and CEO Elon Musk said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
UP set to do away with minorities quota in schemes
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) In a move likely to trigger a political storm, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is all set to end the 20 per cent quota for minorities in social welfare schemes.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Missing Indian climber found dead on Everest
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) The body of a 27-year-old Indian climber, who has been missing since Saturday on Everest, has been found after 36 hours of intense search.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Many injured in pitched battles between police, Left Front protesters
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A number of police personnel and Left protesters were injured on Monday as the security forces used tear gas and baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretariat.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
TV content breaking the stereotypes now: Actor Tarun Khanna
Ahmedabad, May 22 (IANS) Actor Tarun Khanna, who will soon be seen in the fantasy-based television show "Aarambh", says the content on television is now breaking the stereotypes created over the years.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Cinema/Showbiz
Microsoft India inks MoU with Telecom Sector Skill Council
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Microsoft India on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to drive skill development through "Project Sangam".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
EU votes to formally start Brexit negotiations
London, May 22 (IANS) The 27 remaining member states of the European Union on Monday voted to formally authorise the start of Brexit negotiations with Britain.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Bhubaneshwar flight returns to Mumbai after 'smoke' in cockpit
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) An Air India Mumbai-Bhubaneshwar flight was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off due to suspected smoke in the cockpit here on Monday, officials said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Moon's top advisor points to need for dialogue with N. Korea
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in's top security advisor on Monday voiced a need to resume talks with North Korea, though he said the dialogue must not get in the way of international sanctions against the communist state.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Surge in FMCG stocks lifts Indian equity markets (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A rally in FMCG stocks following the government's decision to exempt food items from the purview of Goods and Services Tax (GST) lifted the Indian equity markets on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
MAMI film fest to award excellence in digital content
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The 2017 edition of the JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival will have a new award category -- the Jio MAMI Award For Excellence in Digital Content, the Reliance Foundation announced on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
25 Indian doctors stranded in China to return Tuesday
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) Twenty-five Indian doctors and their families, stuck in a hotel in China's Shenzhen city after their travel agent failed to pay the Chinese tour operator, will travel to India on Tuesday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Four dead in MP after allegedly consuming spurious liquor
Morena (Madhya Pradesh), May 22 (IANS) Four persons died and three fell ill in the past two days in a Madhya Pradesh village after allegedly consuming spurious liquor, officials said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Dinakaran's aide Sukesh Chandrashekar denied bail
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A special court here on Monday rejected the bail plea of alleged middleman and sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran's aide Sukesh Chandrashekar in a bribe case.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kangana will always have me by her side, says sister Rangoli
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli has reacted to rumours that there's a rift between the siblings, saying her pregnancy is the only reason why she is not seen enough with Kangana nowadays.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No bomb manufacturing will be allowed: Mamata
Bolpur (West Bengal), May 22 (IANS) In a stern warning, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday instructed the police to step up vigilance and check bomb manufacturing, particularly, in sensitive areas of Birbhum district, where crude bomb-making related explosions have occurred.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Many injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A number of police personnel and Left party workers were injured, with security forces lobbed tear gas shells and carried out baton charges as thousands of belligerent activists fought pitched battles with them and broke barricades here and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretariat on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
BJP plans grand 'Modifest' in 900 cities to mark three years
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The ruling BJP has planned a grand 'Modifest' in 900 cities across the country between May 26 to June 15 to highlight the central government's achievements in the three years of the Narendra Modi government.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Highest-ever food grain production this year: Agriculture Minister
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Good monsoon for consecutive two years, coupled with farmer-friendly policies and decisions of the Modi government, is going to result into highest-ever production of foodgrain in the country this year, said Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Parineeta to play politician in 'Ek Tha Raja...'
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Parineeta Borthakur of "Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur" fame has joined the cast of "Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani" as a politician.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tie Arundhati Roy to jeep, says Paresh Rawal, faces Twitter flak
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Veteran actor and parliamentarian Paresh Rawal has attracted a lot of flak on Twitter for saying the army should "tie" author Arundhati Roy to an army jeep instead of tying a "stone pelter".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books
China probes online porn, fake news organisations
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) Four teams of inspectors are undertaking a month-long investigation into online pornography and fake news organisations across 11 Chinese provincial-level regions, an official said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP Police register murder case in IAS officer's death
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Police here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday registered a case of murder in the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran denounces Trump's remarks in Riyadh
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's recent anti-Iran remarks were aimed at "milking" Saudi Arabia, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Top national leaders to attend Karunanidhi's birthday celebrations
Chennai, May 22 (ians) Amidst ongoing consultations among opposition leaders on the upcoming presidential election, top national leaders, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and Left leaders will attend the birthday celebrations of DMK President M Karunanidhi here on June 3.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
WannaCry invasion preventable with patch, security updates: Kaspersky
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) The installation of the official Microsoft patch and security software updates can protect computers from attacks of the WannaCry ransomware, Russian security software company Kaspersky Lab has said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Business/Economy
Samsung to continue seeking mergers and acquisitions
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) Samsung on Monday said it will continue to seek mergers and acquisitions to provide distinctive experiences to its customers.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Samsung to showcase world's first 'stretchable' display
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) Samsung on Monday said it will showcase the world's first "stretchable" panel during the SID 2017 hosted by the Society for Information Display US tech fair.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Sports lottery to boost Australia's Olympic funding, says minister
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) The Australian government is a step closer to introducing a British-style Olympic lottery which could raise 50 million AU dollars ($37.2 million) annually for the development of elite sports, according to a plan outlined by Sports Minister Greg Hunt on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Five-kg bomb found in Chhattisgarh, defused
Kanker (Chhattisgarh), May 22 (IANS) A five-kg explosive packed in a lunchbox and planted under a bridge in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh was found on Monday by security forces, police said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese state-run daily denies Beijing killed CIA agents
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) A Chinese state-run newspaper on Monday denied that Beijing killed at least a dozen CIA informers between 2010 and 2012 as reported by US daily The New York Times last week.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Goa Tourism Minister welcomes Tejas Express initiative
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has welcomed the introduction of the semi-high speed Mumbai-Goa Tejas express, which is likely to reach Goa's Karmali station in a few hours on its maiden journey.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Judiciary's small bracketed solutions 'biggest problem': Parrikar
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) A judicial system, which tries to find small, bracketed solution for a multi-cultural and multi-situational country like India, is the "biggest problem", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Trump arrives in Israel
Jerusalem, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday kicked off his Israel visit with a short speech in front of Air Force One at Tel Aviv airport, saying there was now a "rare opportunity ahead to bring peace and stability to the region".
2017-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
My wife most excited about my comeback on TV: Barun
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Barun Sobti says his wife Pashmeen Manchanda is most excited about his comeback on television.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tata Sons appoints Saurabh Agrawal as group CFO
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Tata Sons on Monday announced the appointment of Saurabh Agrawal as the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Air pollution linked to DNA damage in children, teenagers
New York, May 22 (IANS) High levels of traffic-related air pollution may lead to a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening in children and teenagers, warns a study.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Meeting at Cannes to increase international footprint of Indian Cinema
Cannes, May 22 (IANS) Officials from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting explored opportunities to increase the global footprint of Indian cinema at a meeting attended by international filmmakers and policy experts at the Cannes Film Festival here.
2017-05-22
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Tough to make independent films on insurgency: National Award winner
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Jaicheng Jai Dohutia, who directed the National Film Award-winning Moran movie "Haanduk", says as a filmmaker it is not easy to make independent films on topics like insurgency.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Maharashtra assembly passes GST bill unanimously
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra Assembly on Monday unanimously passed the State Goods and Services Tax (GST) ratification bill after hectic deliberations at a three-day special session of the state legislature.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pradhan raises with OPEC issue of Asian premium charged on oil
Vienna, May 22 (IANS) Indian Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday raised the issue of premium being charged on oil supplied to Asian countries by some OPEC members and asked that a reasonable pricing policy be adopted by the 13-nation producers' cartel.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
No Bollywood styling for designers Anjalee, Arjun Kapoor
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor love designing for Bollywood actresses, but they don't prefer styling for movies as they feel it takes lot of time in coordination.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Boulder falls on bus in Uttarakhand, five killed
Nainital, May 22 (IANS) Five persons were killed and over 12 injured in Uttarakhand on Monday when a huge boulder rolled down a hill, fell on a bus and smashed its front completely, police said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 Malaysian Navy men missing, boat loses contact
Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (IANS) At least nine navy personnel have gone missing after their boat lost contact during regular patrol off the Southern Johor state in Malaysia.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics,Defence/Security
Harsh Vardhan takes charge as new Environment Minister
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday took charge of the Environment Ministry -- an additional portfolio allotted to him following the sudden demise of previous incumbent Anil Madhav Dave last week.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Bayern ready to splash out over $100 million on transfers
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) After a disappointing football season with only one title, Bayern Munich have announced they are considering to invest a record over $100 million into new footballers.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
S. Korean President's first approval rating posts 81.6%
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in's first approval rating since his inauguration earlier this month topped 80 per cent, a local poll showed on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
UP Police register murder case in IAS officer's death
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Police here on Monday registered a case of murder in the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Here's why girls should never take diet pills
London, May 22 (IANS) Is your teenaged daughter popping pills to shed weight? Beware, she may be at an increased risk of harming hormones, growth as well as mental health, researchers warned.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Kashmir policeman who decamped with service rifles joins Hizbul
Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) A police constable who decamped with four service rifles from Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen separatist group, officials said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TCS arm to conduct IIM-B course exams online
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) arm iON will partner with the state-run Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) to conduct exams for its massive open online courses across the country, said the global software major on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Nitish should confiscate Lalu's benami properties, open schools there: BJP
Patna, May 22 (IANS) The BJP on Monday dared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to confiscate the alleged "benami" properties of ruling Grand Alliance partner, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family, and use them to open schools for poor children.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP government's 'honeymoon' comes under shadow as crimes soar
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Two months is not a long time in politics to fall from grace, especially when a landslide of public support has propelled you to power.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa to ban plastic at Dudhsagar waterfalls
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) Goa may put a cap on the number of tourists visiting the popular Dudhsagar waterfalls, while also banning use of plastic at the popular tourist site, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
China releases genetic profiles of over 300 wild giant pandas
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China's Sichuan province on Monday released statistics on the progress of its giant panda genetic profiling project.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Suresh Prabhu flags off high-speed Tejas Express
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday flagged off the country's first high-speed and feature rich train Tejas Express from Chatrapati Shivaji Station here.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Thousands wait to see Saint's relic in Moscow
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Thousands of worshipers on Monday began lining up in Moscow to see the relic of St. Nicholas, which had been kept in Bari, Italy, for more than 900 years.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Religion,Diplomacy
Coal ex-Secretary gets two-year jail; gets bail
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Special CBI Court here on Monday sentenced former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta, convicted along with others in a Madhya Pradesh coal block allocation case, to two-year imprisonment.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Raymond launches khadi label as part of Make in India initiative
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Textile and apparel conglomerate Raymond Limited has launched sub-brand Khadi by Raymond -- a move in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India initiative.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Positive global cues lift Indian equities, FMCG stocks gain
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Positive global cues and healthy buying in FMCG, consumer durables and capital goods stocks lifted the Indian equity markets on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ukraine's Svitolina in women's top 10 tennis rankings
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina now ranks among the Women's Tennis Association top 10 list released Monday after her 4-6, 7-5 and 6-1 win over Romanian Simona Halep in the Italian Open final, while Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza rose to the fifth place.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Delhi realtor claims killing business partner, wife, 4 kids
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Delhi property dealer has confessed to having murdered his business partner, his wife and four kids over a property dispute, the city police said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coal Ministry ex-Secretary jailed for two years
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Special Court here on Monday sent a former Secretary in the Coal Ministry and other former officials to jail for two years in a case relating to allocation of a Madhya Pradesh coal block to Kamal Sponge company.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India-Africa ties provides limitless opportunities: Jaitley
Gandhinagar, May 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that India-Africa partnership could provide limitless opportunities for the future and that the two sides were engaging on a scale not witnessed earlier.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Don't feed fruit juice in child's first year, say pediatricians
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Parents should take note that breast milk or infant formula is sufficient for infants and children should not be offered fruit juice, which lacks dietary fiber and may contribute to excessive weight gain, at all in the first year, according to experts.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian cabbie 'racially abused', assaulted in Australia
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) An Indian cab driver was assaulted and beaten unconscious in the Australian state of Tasmania by two passengers who yelled racial slurs at him.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Murray continues to lead ATP rankings, Zverev enters top 10
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, while Germany's Alexander Zverev jumped to 10th place.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Poppy revenue main financial support of Afghan Taliban: Media
Kabul, May 22 (IANS) Taliban militants have been using money collected as taxes from poppy growers to buy weapons and continue their fight against the Afghan government, the media reported on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Environment/Wildlife
China to block India's NSG bid again
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China on Monday said it has not changed its position on India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), indicating it will again block New Delhi's plea at the plenary session in Bern next month.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Scientists develop 'super oyster' resistant to deadly virus
Melbourne, May 22 (IANS) Australian scientists have developed a "super oyster" that is resistant to the deadly Pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS), it was announced on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Young Indian cartoonist wins top conservation award
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Avid bird watcher, Rohan Chakravarty has turned his love for wildlife and environment into his muse by drawing cartoons centred on conservation issues under the banner of Green Humour, a comic strip that is being distributed internationally
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife
Bank of India narrows net loss to Rs 1,045.54 cr
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The state run lender Bank of India on Monday reported a standalone net loss of Rs 1,045.54 crore in the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 3,587.11 crore of net loss incurred in the year-ago period.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Germany, China urge US to uphold Paris climate deal
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) The governments of Germany and China on Monday urged the US not to walk away from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Trump visits Israel after urging Middle East to purge 'evil'
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump was on Monday set to land in Israel to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a day after urging Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and "drive out" terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
N. Korea unveils Earth photos captured by latest missile
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) North Korea on Monday unveiled photos of the Earth taken by a camera mounted on a ballistic missile it launched a day earlier.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Technology,Diplomacy
Eating fruits, vegetables daily may cut artery disease
New York, May 22 (IANS) Increased consumption of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing an artery disease that affects blood flow to the legs, researchers say.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
National Award winning film 'Ringan' set for theatrical release
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) National Award winning Marathi film "Ringan" will get a theatrical release on June 30.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Multiplex cinema stocks slip after being put in 28% GST bracket
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Stocks of multiplex cinema halls slipped on Monday following the government's decision to put cinema tickets in the 28 per cent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Shatrughan bats for Lalu-Kejriwal, Sushil Modi wants him removed
New Delhi/Patna, May 22 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Monday came out in support of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that "enough of negative politics and mudslinging".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IT industry sees 24% fall in hiring in April: Survey
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) With top IT firms laying off professionals, the IT-software industry was hit the most with a 24 per cent fall in hiring in April this year as compared to April 2016, according to a survey by job site Naukri.com.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hundreds of patients in Sri Lanka sans treatment as doctors strike
Colombo, May 22 (IANS) Hundreds of patients across Sri Lanka went without treatment on Monday as government doctors went on a 24-hour strike, crippling the island's health sector.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Want to do roles which are beyond looking pretty: Manisha Koirala
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Her flawless skin texture and glowing face made her count as one of the prettiest faces to emerge in Bollywood. In her comeback film "Dear Maya", Manisha Koirala -- who was on a hiatus from the arc lights to battle cancer -- uninhibitedly plays an aged woman, and says her get up didn't bother her because she loves to explore different characters as a performer.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Achuthanandan demands white paper on Vizhinjam Port
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Former Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan on Monday demanded a white paper on the proposed Vizhinjam Port, saying the agreement is "not in the interest of Kerala".
2017-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Striker Fabiano helps Vasco beat Bahia
Rio de Janeiro, May 22 (IANS) A second-half goal from former Brazil international striker Luis Fabiano helped Vasco da Gama to a 2-1 victory over Bahia in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Coal Ministry ex-Secretary jailed for two years
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Special Court here on Monday sentenced to two years imprisonment Coal Ministry ex-Secretary H.C. Gupta and other former officials in a coal block allocation case involving Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd (KSSPL).
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eurogroup to discuss Greek debt
Brussels, May 22 (IANS) The Eurogroup will on Monday discuss a compromise on the sustainability of the Greek debt to unblock a second review of the country's bailout plan and pave the way for new payment that Athens needs before July.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy
India beaten 1-4 by Denmark in Sudirman Cup
Gold Coast, May 22 (IANS) India were beaten 1-4 by Denmark in their opening match of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium here on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Trump, Ghani discuss terrorism, Afghan security
Riyadh, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism, a White House statement said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Leading S. Korean artist's exhibition inaugurated at NGMA
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and Korean Cultural Centre India (KCCI) have joined hands to stage an exhibition here by a leading artist from South Korea.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Pakistan committed to Muslim world's unity: Sharif
Riyadh, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that his country is deeply committed to the unity of the Muslim world and the promotion of interfaith harmony and dialogue.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indus cascade a Himalayan blunder - for Pakistan
The five dams forming the North Indus River Cascade that China has just promised to finance and build in Pakistan -- including Pakistan-administered Kashmir -- has the potential to generate over 22,000 MW in an energy-starved country. But the dams will also stop the flow of silt which is the lifeline of agriculture downstream. In non-monsoon months from October to June, they may also reduce the flow of water down the Indus to Pakistan's Punjab and Sindh provinces.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Barcelona battles back to 4-2 win over Eibar
Barcelona, May 22 (IANS) Barcelona almost dropped a key match to Eibar in the La Liga football championships, going down by two goals before battling back to a 4-2 win at Camp Nou here.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Tamil outfit stages protest against Rajinikanth's entry into politics
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Activists of a Tamil fringe group on Monday staged protests near actor Rajinikanth's residence at Poes Garden here over indications the veteran actor could make his political debut.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Consumers to get impacted with higher GST rates: Telecom tower body
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The government's decision to put the telecom industry under the 18 per cent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will impact the industry as well as the consumers, feels the Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA).
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Left Front MLAs detained ahead of rally
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A number of Left Front MLAs including its legislature party leader Sujan Chakraborty were detained from outside the State Secretariat on Monday even before the start of the opposition group's rally.
2017-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Five die in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) At least five persons were killed in a blast in Khyber Agency's Tirah valley on Monday, a security source said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Scott Disick's house burgled
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Reality TV star Scott Disicks Hidden Hills, California, house has been burgled.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kamal Haasan glad Shruti met her 'other hero' Neil Gaiman
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is glad his daughter met British novelist Neil Gaiman, whom he described as her "other hero", at the ongoing 70th edition Cannes Film Festival.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Aircel-Maxis case: HC seeks response from Maran brothers on CBI plea
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea challenging their acquittal in the Aircel-Maxis case.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Man held for killing father, injuring mother for property
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A man was held for killing his 55-year-old father and injuring his mother over a property dispute here, police said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Clint Eastwood will 'visit' acting again someday
Cannes, May 22 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Clint Eastwood says he will return to acting in front of the camera someday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi government making shining India for rich, nothing for poor: Yechury
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is making two Indias -- a shining one for the rich and one full of miseries for the poor, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Jaitley files fresh defamation suit of Rs 10 cr against Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday filed a second civil defamation suit of Rs 10 crore in the Delhi High Court against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the word "crook" used by his lawyer.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU to approve mandate to open Brexit negotiations
Brussels, May 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is set to approve a mandate on Monday for the European Commission (EC) to start negotiations for Britain's exit from the 27-member bloc.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
ITC Infotech offers AR solution for connected service
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) ITC Infotech on Monday collaborated with Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) platform provider PTC and software major Oracle to offer a solution for connected service aimed at improving self, assisted and field services for industries.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Amit Shah begins three-day Telangana visit
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) BJP national president Amit Shah arrived here on Monday on a three-day visit to Telangana, aimed at strengthening the party in the state ahead of the 2019 elections.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Dead IAS officer's kin meet UP CM, seek CBI probe
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The family members of an IAS officer, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the state capital last week, met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday seeking a CBI probe into the death.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China to block India's NSG bid again
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China on Monday said it has not changed its position on India's membership bid for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), indicating it will again block New Delhi's plea at the plenary session in Bern next month.
2017-05-22
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
'Resident Evil' franchise yet to end
Cannes, May 22 (IANS) The "Resident Evil" movie franchise is set for a reboot.
2017-05-22
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Drake beats Adele's Billboard Music Awards record
Las Vegas, May 22 (IANS) Rapper-singer Drake took home 13 honours, surpassing Grammy winner Adele's mark as the artiste with the most Billboard Music Awards wins in one night.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz
Man killed in lift malfunction in Delhi
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A 27-year-old man died after being trapped in a lift in west Delhi, police said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma
New York, May 22 (IANS) In a major step towards a Fitbit-like wearable device to monitor and manage asthma, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that can detect inflammation in lungs.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Light' cigarette use may up lung cancer risk
New York, May 22 (IANS) If you are a smoker using the so-called "light" cigarettes, for their lower levels of tar or nicotine, think twice. According to a study, you may be at an increased risk of developing a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Hope Rs 1,500 cr films augur well for industry: 'Baahubali' producer
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Producer Shobu Yarlagadda, the man behind the "Baahubali" film franchise, on Monday hoped the success of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" and "Dangal", which has opened newer markets, works in favour of the industry.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Jaitley files fresh defamation suit of Rs 10 cr against Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday filed a second defamation suit of Rs 10 crore in the Delhi High Court against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the word "crook" used by his lawyer Ram Jethmalani.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid coach Zidane delighted with league title win
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was delighted after a 2-0 win over Malaga which gave his side the 33rd league title in their history, but the first since 2012.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
No fear of oil spill, Goa port authority assures CM
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) Under pressure from civil society groups to act against officials of the Western Shipyard India Limited (WISL), after a dry dock partially sank last week sparking fears of an oil spill, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that all efforts are being made to prevent a potential leakage of oil.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More Pakistani students learning Chinese
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Enrolment in the Chinese language department at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in Pakistan has risen exponentially, a media report said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Education
Positive global cues lift Indian equities, FMCG stocks gain
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Positive global cues and healthy buying in FMCG, consumer durables and capital goods stocks lifted the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Protests near Rajinikanth's house, security beefed up
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Security was stepped up at superstar Rajinikanth's residence here on Monday amid protests by a fringe group over indications the veteran actor could make his political debut.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
'Hunter's Prayer' to release in India on June 16
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Sam Worthington starrer "Hunter's Prayer", based on a novel by Kevin Wignall, will hit the Indian theatres on June 16.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Childbearing expenses push 47% of women into poverty
Catastrophic maternal healthcare expenses push 46.6 per cent mothers in India into poverty -- with the illiterate being especially susceptible -- according to a December 2016 study by researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R). The expenses include childbirth, antenatal care and postnatal care expenses.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
nubia unveils N1 Lite smartphone in India
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker nubia on Monday launched an affordable smartphone N1 Lite in India.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Stuttgart, Hannover earn top-flight promotions in German Bundesliga
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) Stuttgart lifted the title after beating Wurzburg 4-1 while Hannover shared the spoils 1-1 with Sandhausen as both teams secured an immediate return into Germany's top flight, following the last round of the second-division Bundesliga season.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
24 injured in Bangkok hospital explosion
Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) At least 24 persons were injured in an explosion in Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok on Monday, police said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Dan Reynolds honours Cornell at Billboard Music Awards
Las Vegas, May 22 (IANS) Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons band delivered a touching tribute to the late Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell at the Billboard Music Awards here.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz
Shooting for 'Bhavesh Joshi' wrapped up
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The shooting for Vikramaditya Motwane's upcoming film "Bhavesh Joshi" has been wrapped up. Actor Harshavardhan Kapoor has thanked the filmmaker and the crew.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Cher performs in pasties at Billboard Music Awards
Las Vegas, May 22 (IANS) Singer Cher just celebrated her 71st birthday, but that didnt stop her from flashing the flesh on stage at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sunny Deol emotional over son's debut film
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Sunny Deol is emotional that his son Karan, who has "grown big", is already facing the cameras for "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas", a movie which will mark his acting debut.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
New, scarier ransomware 'EternalRocks' found
San Francisco, May 22 (IANS) After a host of different ransomware attacks that hit enterprises across the globe, security researchers have now identified a new strain of malware "EternalRocks" that is more dangerous than WannaCry and is potentially tougher to fight.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
Defender Compper extends contract with Leipzig
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) German football international Marvin Compper has put pen to paper on a two-year extension, which keeps him with RB Leipzig until June 2019, the Bundesliga runner up confirmed in an official statement.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
ACB summons Kapil Mishra to join water tanker scam probe on Tuesday
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi's Anti Corruption Branch on Monday said that it has summoned suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra to join the probe in the alleged Rs 400 crore water tanker scam.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SP leader shot dead in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party (SP) leader was gunned down by unidentified bike-riding assailants in Ballia in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan university reopens after student's lynching, arms seized
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Police recovered weapons from the Abdul Wali Khan University in Pakistan's Mardan, as the university reopened for the first time since a student Mashal Khan was lynched by a mob on accusations of blasphemy, DawnNews reported on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
'Heat index' finds poorest areas most vulnerable to heat waves
People living in underdeveloped parts of central India are most vulnerable to the health impacts of heat waves, a Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI) for India has found.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Maharashtra spikes plan for Godse memorial in Thane
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Monday declared that it would spike plans to erect a memorial to Nathuram V. Godse, Mahatma Gandhi's assassin, in Thane district.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
141 arrested in Indonesia over gay sex party
Jakarta, May 22 (IANS) The Indonesian police have arrested 141 men in a raid on a gay sauna here, a day before two men were to be publicly flogged for having sexual relations, the media reported on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real Madrid crowned La Liga Champions; Villarreal, Sociedad go to Europe
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid were crowned the Liga Santander Champions following a 2-0 win over Malaga while Villarreal and Real Sociedad have qualified for the Europa league.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Lahaul festival: A blend of virgin nature, Buddhism (Travel Feature)
Manali, May 22 (IANS) Taking a leaf from the success of Leh's Sindhu Darshan festival, locals of the picturesque Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh also decided to hold a similar event every summer at the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers that makes for a mix of virgin nature and Buddhism.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz,Features
Sikkimese film may have world premiere at TIFF
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Paakhi A. Tyrewala directed Sikkimese film "Pahuna", supported by actress-producer Priyanka Chopra, might get a world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which will be held in September.
2017-05-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IDBI Bank wage revision: Unions warn of more strikes
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Two major unions -- All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) and All India Bank Officers' Association (AIBOA) -- will chalk out separate agitation and strike programmes in support of early wage revision in IDBI Bank, the unions said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Traffic-related air pollutants may disrupt sleep
New York, May 22 (IANS) Apart from affecting breathing and lung function, people exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollutants for a prolonged period may also have sleep disruptions, researchers say.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Himachal CM seeks bail in disproportionate assets case
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and others appeared before a court here on Monday and sought bail in an over Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
First look of Priyanka's Sikkimese production unveiled at Cannes
Cannes, May 22 (IANS) The first look of actress-producer Priyanka Chopra's Sikkimese film "Pahuna" has been unveiled here at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.
2017-05-22
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Lava Z25 smartphone: Not an easy road ahead (Tech Review)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) With Chinese smartphone makers having captured 49 per cent of the market in the first quarter of 2017 and threatening to wipe out domestic players, Lava has just launched what can be described as a truly mid-segment premium device from an Indian player.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
'India should remove non-trade barriers on Sri Lankan products'
Colombo, May 22 (IANS) India should remove non-tariff barriers on Sri Lankan imports and the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement between the two nations should be implemented in phases, said a top official of the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE)of Sri Lanka.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy,Technology,Diplomacy
Feel it's just the interval: Farah on 25 years in Bollywood
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Choreographer and filmmaker Farah Khan, who is celebrating her silver jubilee in showbiz on Monday, says she feels that it's just the interval.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
With LeEco 'gone', harrowing time for employees, vendors (Tech Special)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Billed as a "true disrupter" in the Indian smartphone market last year, Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco has vanished into thin air within months, leaving behind vendors with hefty unpaid bills and employees owed their dues.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Keshava' mints Rs. 11.4 crore in three days
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Nikhil Siddhartha-starrer Telugu revenge drama "Keshava" grossed Rs. 11.4 crore in its opening weekend worldwide, the makers announced on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Sri Lanka makes key changes to cabinet
Colombo, May 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Monday announced key changes to its cabinet, including the appointment of a new Foreign and Finance Minister.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
A wealth of wisdom on human issues expected and unexpected (Book Review)
Title: Wise Words - The Philosophy of Everyday Life; Author: Stephen Trombley; Publisher: Head of Zeus; Pages: 337; Price: Rs 599
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
NASA astronauts gear up for emergency spacewalk on Tuesday
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct an emergency spacewalk on Tuesday to replace a failed data relay box which is part of a system to control key station hardware, NASA has said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Why coalitions among NE militant groups won't work (Comment: Special to IANS)
Chronic attacks of the insurgency virus for decades has made the people of northeast apparently immune to the scourge. The relentless operations by security agencies have forced some of the militant groups to surrender or to run away to alien lands which they use as shelter -- and to employ hit-and-run tactics in the region.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Opinion/Commentary
Australian magnate donates $298mn to charities
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) An Australian business magnate and his wife announced on Monday that they will donate $298 million to fund various charities and for cancer research.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Rainy morning in Delhi
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) It was drizzling on Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 21.8 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Obama spotted golfing at Italian resort
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama was spotted golfing at a resort Tuscany, Italy, the media reported.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Hope 'Baahubali 2' crosses over Rs 2000 cr: Rahman
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman on Monday said he wishes S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" mints over Rs 2000 crore at the box-office.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
A vague inspiration from Jayalalithaa's life (Book Review)
Book: The Queen; Author: Anita Sivakumaran; Publisher: Juggernaut; Price: Rs 350; Pages: 279
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,National,Art/Culture/Books
Drake, The Chainsmokers among first winners at 2017 Billboard Music Awards
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Rapper Drake and The Chainsmokers were some names among the first winners at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
DA case: Himachal CM appear before Delhi court
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and others appeared before a court here on Monday in a disproportionate assets case worth over Rs 10 crore.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chicago launches campaign against Trump's immigration policies
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The US city of Chicago is launching a campaign in response to President Donald Trump's threats to cut off funding for sanctuary cities, the media reported.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
American circus stages final show
New York, May 22 (IANS) America's most celebrated circus Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus has staged its final performance in New York, as emotional performers, and wistful crowd-goers bid farewell to an institution in US live entertainment.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
One killed in dog attack in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) A 50-year-old fisherman, bitten by a group of dogs at Pulluvilla near here in Kerala, succumbed early on Monday morning at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital, an official said.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key Indian equity indices trade in green
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday was trading higher in the morning session.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cathay Pacific Airways to lay off 600 employees
Hong Kong, May 22 (IANS) Cathay Pacific Airways confirmed on Monday that it will lay off almost 600 employees from its head office, in the biggest round of job cuts by Hong Kongs flag carrier in 20 years.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy
System failure cause flight delays in Australia, New Zealand
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) A failure of the global passport control systems on Monday caused major delays for international passengers at Australian and New Zealand airports.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Seoul to 'flexibly' handle civilian inter-Korean exchanges
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) South Korea plans to resume humanitarian assistance to North Korea and civilian exchanges to an extent that the move would not compromise international sanctions against Pyongyang, a government official said on Monday.
2017-05-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Maduro slams Trump for violence in Venezuela
Caracas, May 22 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that his US counterpart Donald Trump is deeply involved in "terrorist" activities and the ongoing violence in his country is due to Washington trying to take "political control".
2017-05-22
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Brazil bar association calls for President's impeachment
Brasilia, May 22 (IANS) Brazil's bar association has called President Michel Temer's impeachment, after a tape revealed in which he agreed to bribe former Speaker Eduardo Cunha into silence.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Brazil,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pleased to meet Nawaz Sharif: Trump
Riyadh, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump had a brief encounter with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday and said he was pleased to meet him.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Diplomacy
Simon Cowell wants Harry Styles as mentor on 'X Factor'
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell is keen to line up Harry Styles as a mentor on singing competition "X Factor".
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Exercise, healthy diet lowers risk of colon cancer recurrence
San Francisco, May 22 (IANS) Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Trump, Saudi King inaugurate global centre against extremism
Riyadh, May 22 (IANS) The US President and the King of Saudi Arabia on Sunday inaugurated a new Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology, based in the Saudi capital Riyadh, aiming to fight radical ideology, especially on the internet.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Brian May in 'a much better place'
London, May 22 (IANS) The Queen guitarist Brian May says he is in "a much better place" after going through a "bad period" last year.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US, Japan, S.Korea call 'urgent' Security Council meet
United Nations, May 22 (IANS) The US, Japan and South Korea have called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting -- to be held on Tuesday -- to discuss North Korea's missile test on Sunday, diplomatic officials said.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
N.Korea confirms test-firing another ballistic missile
Pyongyang, May 22 (IANS) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday confirmed it test-fired another medium-range ballistic missile.
2017-05-22
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Technology
Don't want to let anybody down: Adam Sandler
Cannes, May 22 (IANS) Adam Sandler, who has immersed himself in the character-actor mode with Noah Baumbach's "The Meyerowitz Stories", says whenever he gets a project out of the comedy zone, he makes an effort to be as good as he can be.
2017-05-22
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Britney Spears gets spooked in kitchen
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears screamed in terror as she got spooked in her kitchen.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sinead O'Connor threatens to commit suicide
New York, May 22 (IANS) Singer Sinead OConnor has threatened to commit suicide if she doesn't get her younger children back.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Last batch of rebels evacuate Syria's Homs city
Damascus, May 22 (IANS) The last batch of rebels evacuated their last stronghold in Syria's Homs city, making the entire city under the government control.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Terrorism
Melania, Ivanka forego wearing headscarves in Saudi Arabia
Washington, May 22 (IANS) First lady Melania Trump and the oldest child of President Donald Trump, Ivanka, on Sunday created controversy in the US when they refused to wear headscarves in Saudi Arabia.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion
Russell Crowe confirms Ed Sheeran's engagement?
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Actor Russell Crowe seems to believe that singer Ed Sheeran and his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are engaged.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
21 dead from attack on Syrian rebel base
Damascus, May 22 (IANS) At least 21 fighters from a Syrian Islamist rebel group were killed on Sunday in an attack on a village in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib.
2017-05-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism
Liverpool book ticket to Champions League play-off stage
London, May 22 (IANS) Liverpool managed to qualify for the 2017-2018 Champions League play-off by defeating Middlesbrough 3-0 Sunday and grabbing fourth place in the English Premier League (EPL) football championship.
2017-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Pollard hails Mumbai team's character after IPL triumph
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians batsman Kieran Pollard felt that the team showed a lot of character at key moments and played as an unit as they got the better of Sunrisers Hyderabad by one run to win their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title here on Sunday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Mumbai beat Pune to win IPL
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in a low-scoring final to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here on Sunday.
2017-05-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IPL final: Mumbai vs Pune scoreboard
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) here on Sunday:
2017-05-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Government ready for law to end triple talaq: Naidu
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) The NDA government was ready to bring a law to stop the triple talaq in the Muslim community, if necessary, said Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Mumbai beat Pune to win IPL
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Mumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant in a low-scoring final to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Zverev stuns Djokovic in Italian Open final
Rome, May 21 (IANS) German tennis player Alexander Zverev rolled to a 6-4, 6-3 upset victory over Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open final, winning his first Masters 1000 title at the Foro Italico here on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Rajinikanth can meet PM if he wants: Naidu
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) There is no problem if Tamil superstar Rajinikanth wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Chit fund accused Trinamool MP discharged from hospital, flown to Kolkata
Bhubaneswar/Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Two days after getting conditional bail from the Orissa High Court in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was on Sunday discharged from a private hospital in Bhubaneswar and flown to Kolkata.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Search on for civic supervisor drowned in Bengaluru drain
Bengaluru, May 21 (IANS) A day-long search for a civic supervisor who fell into a storm water drain in the city amid heavy rain failed to find any trace of him, said a top corporation official on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 to lift Federation Cup
Cuttack, May 21 (IANS) A brace from C.K. Vineeth in the second period of extra time saw Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 to be crowned the Federation Cup champions at the Barabati Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
6 policemen killed in firing incidents in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) At least six policemen were killed and one other was injured in two separate incidents of firing in Pakistan over the last 24 hours, police said on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pune restrict Mumbai to 129/8 in IPL final
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Braces by bowlers Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa and Daniel Christian enabled Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) restrict Mumbai Indians to 129 for eight in 20 overs in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Three of a family among four killed as ambulance hit by dumper
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Four people including three members of a family died in a road accident on Sunday, as the ambulance they were travelling in collided head-on with a dumper truck in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said.
2017-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netanyahu to discuss peace efforts with Trump
Jerusalem, May 21 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he would discuss ways to advance peace with Donald Trump on the US President's first visit to Israel on Monday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Erdogan reelected as head of Turkey's ruling party
Ankara, May 21 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on Sunday re-elected leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) at a special party congress in the capital Ankara.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Eye found missing in dead body in MP hospital; probe ordered
Gwalior, May 21 (IANS) The family of a woman whose body was kept in a Gwalior hospital overnight has alleged that one of her eyes was illegally harvested. However, doctors claimed it may have been nibbled by a rat or even a common lizard.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Svitolina upsets Halep to win Italian Open
Rome, May 21 (IANS) Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, World No.11, on Sunday rallied to beat Romania's Simona Halep 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the Italian Open tennis tournament final here.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Juventus crowned Serie A champions for sixth consecutive time
Turin, May 21 (IANS) Juventus FC on Sunday became the first club in Italy to clinch six consecutive Serie A football title after defeating Crotone 3-0 here.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Patnaik asks ministers to focus on three 'Ts'
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday asked his ministers to focus on three "Ts" - teamwork, transparency and technology - to fine tune functioning of their departments.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Vinales wins French motorcycle Grand Prix
Le Mans (France), May 21 (IANS) Spanish Movistar Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales won the French motorcycle Grand Prix here on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Motorsports
BSF, Punjab Police bust terror module with Canada-Pakistan links
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) In a joint operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Punjab Police on Sunday busted a terror module with links to Canada and Pakistan.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
No future polls with EVMs sans audit device: Yechury
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) In any future elections, EVMs without paper audit trail device must not be used, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Wi-Fi facility launched at 28 stations on Konkan railway
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) In line with the government's Digital India initiative, the Railway Ministry on Sunday launched free Wi-Fi facility at 28 stations on Konkan railway in Maharashtra.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
BSF, Punjab Police bust terror module with Canada-Pakistan links
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) In a joint operation, the Boder Security Force (BSF) and the Punjab Police on Sunday busted a terror module with links to Canada and Pakistan.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Minister lays foundation stone of rest house in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, May 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State V.K. Singh on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a rest house for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims as also 'Dashmesh Vatika' for Sikh devotees here.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Feared I might miss the Champions Trophy, says Australia's Stoinis
Brisbane, May 21 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis feared he might miss the ICC Champions Trophy after picking up an injury while playing for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the 27-year-old admitted on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Initiate process for consensus presidential candidate: Yechury
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) Akin to what the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government did in the past, the Narendra Modi government should initiate a process to choose a consensus candidate for the presidential election in July, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Trump due on Egypt visit to mend soured ties under Obama
Cairo, May 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he will visit Egypt soon at an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to mend ties soured under the previous US administration.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Iran slams US for urging policy shift in second Rouhani term
Tehran, May 21 (IANS) An Iranian top army General on Sunday rubbished US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments urging a policy shift in Tehran's conduct during President Hassan Rouhani's second term, Tasnim news agency reported.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Tripura polls will be a Waterloo for BJP: Yechury
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) The BJP might think it is unstoppable in Indian polls, but the assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura in February next year would a Waterloo for it, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Hundreds of Dalits protest at Jantar Mantar over Saharanpur clash
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Hundreds of Dalits on Sunday protested in the national capital to demand justice for community members who, they said, fell victim to a communal clash in a village in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on May 5.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
American climber killed on Everest identified as physician
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) An American climber, who was killed on Sunday morning while trying to summit Mount Everest, has been identified as a physician at a hospital in the US.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian woman among 6 climbers evacuated from Mt Everest
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) Six climbers, including a former Miss India pageant finalist, were evacuated from the higher camps of Mt Everest after they suffered from high altitude sickness on Sunday, a media report said.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Sports
Rain brings respite from hot spell in Delhi
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After a clear morning on Sunday, the skies became cloudy during the afternoon and large parts of the national capital experienced rain, bringing welcome respite from the prevailing hot spell.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kashmir problem not widespread; we'll find permanent solution: BJP
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With concerns being raised about the situation in Kashmir, the top BJP leadership on Sunday said the government was working on a plan to return the state to normalcy and would find a permanent solution to the issues troubling the valley.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Gunmen kill German citizen, abduct Finnish national in Kabul
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) A day after deadly Taliban attacks on police checkpoints left at least 25 Afghan policemen dead, a German woman working for an international charity was killed in Kabul and another woman, from Finland, was kidnapped on Sunday, an official said.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Chit fund accused TMC MP discharged from Odisha hospital
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Two days after being granted conditional bail by the Orissa High Court in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was on Sunday discharged from a private hospital here.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jaitley to open India-Africa Cooperation sessions at AfDB meet
Gandhinagar, May 21 (IANS) As part of the annual meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) that begins here from Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will open the India-Africa Cooperation sessions to discuss ways of boosting mutual cooperation, industry chamber CII said in a statement here.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Mumbai opt to bat against Pune in IPL final
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,IPL
New book by top Kerala cop praises Vijayan, blasts Chandy
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) A new book written by a top Kerala Police official has heaped praise on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, but has blasted former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books
We will find permanent solution to Kashmir issue: Rajnath
Pelling (Sikkim), May 21 (IANS) Blaming Pakistan for trying to destabilise and weaken India through violence in Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the BJP-led central government will find a permanent solution to the issues bedevilling the Valley.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Badminton: India braces up for tough test at Sudirman Cup (Preview)
Gold Coast (Australia), May 21 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu-spearheaded India face a tough test as they begin their campaign in the Sudirman Cup mixed badminton team championship with a match against Denmark at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium here on Monday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Manas, Derek, Shanta among Trinamool's RS candidates
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Throwing twin surprises, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday named former state Congress chief Manas Bhunia and an ex-legislator from the hills Shanta Chhetri as Trinamool Congress candidates for the coming Rajya Sabha polls in the state.
2017-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rain brings respite from hot spell in Delhi
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) After a clear morning on Sunday, the skies became cloudy during the afternoon and large parts of the national capital experienced rain, bringing welcome respite from the prevailing hot spell.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Billboard Music Awards producers fear Trump bashing
Las Vegas, May 21 (IANS) Producers of the Billboard Music Awards are worried that singer Cher, who is due to perform at the event -- her first award show in 15 years -- might be vocal against US President Donald Trump.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sharan, Raja win Bordeaux Challenger
Bordeaux (France), May 21 (IANS) The Indian duo of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja registered a straight sets victory in the men's doubles final of the Bordeaux Challenger tennis tournament here on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Capping not solution to exorbitant school fees: Javadekar
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said capping was not a solution to exorbitant private school fees, and asserted that quality of education in government schools will be improved in coming years.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Mahila Congress launches campaign for passage of women's quota bill
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Congress's women's wing, Mahila Congress, on Sunday launched a signature campaign seeking early passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian Navy finds missing Maldivian boat
Male, May 21 (IANS) The Indian Navy on Sunday said it has located a Maldivian landing craft which had gone missing two days back, and all crew members are safe.
2017-05-21
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
DSJA bags 44th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial crown
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi Sports Journalists Association (DSJA) on Sunday clinched the 44th All India Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Trophy after beating Organisers XI by three wickets at the Hindu College ground here.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Media
11 killed in two Punjab accidents
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) As many as 11 persons were killed and 15 others injured in two accidents in Punjab on Sunday, the police said.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blood 'master switch' may help end platelet shortages
New York, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified a "master switch" that may one day help overcome the obstacles that have prevented doctors from producing platelets in large quantities outside the body.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Rasika Dugal excited for debut stint at Cannes
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Rasika Dugal is excited and hopeful that her maiden experience at the celebrated Cannes Film Festival, where a curtain raiser of her film "Manto" is being hosted, will be a special one.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lady Gaga's friend dies after battling cancer
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga's longtime friend, Sonja Durham, has died after a battle with stage IV cancer.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
11 coaches of Lokmanya Tilak AC Express derail in UP
Lucknow/New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Hundreds of passengers aboard the Mumbai-bound Lokmanya Tilak AC Special had a providential escape when its 11 coaches derailed near Uttar Pradesh's Unnao railway station on Sunday, officials said.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Never run out of things to learn from Sonu Nigam: Jonita Gandhi
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Jonita Gandhi, who has teamed with her "mentor" Sonu Nigam to croon a song in the film "Friendship Unlimited", says there's always something new to learn from the popular singer.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Negotiations on India-Pakistan cricket series expected during CT: PCB
Karachi, May 21 (IANS) Amidst bleak chances of an India-Pakistan bilateral cricket series in the near future, a top Pakistani official on Sunday said the two countries are likely to hold talks during a Champions Trophy match in England in June.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Agra residents protest lack of safe drinking water
Agra, May 21 (IANS) The city of the Taj continues to face a severe drinking water crisis, 24 years after a grim water tragedy claimed 21 lives and sent over 250 persons to hospital. Activists say the Yamuna now has been reduced to a sewage canal.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Job aspirants create ruckus at Bengal railway station
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), May 21 (IANS) Hundreds of candidates appearing in exams for government jobs on Sunday created a ruckus at the New Jalpaiguri Junction railway station in West Bengal on not finding enough seats on trains, a Railway Protection Force official said.
2017-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two tremors felt in Himachal on third day
Shimla, May 21 (IANS) Two mild tremors were felt in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region for the third consecutive day on Sunday, triggering panic among the people.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bobbitised Kerala 'godman' remanded in custody
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) A 54-year-old self-styled godman, bobbitised by a young woman, was on Sunday remanded in judicial custody till June 3 by a local magistrate.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army foils infiltration bid on LoC, 3 soldiers among 7 killed
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) After battling infiltrators for over 36 hours, the army on Sunday killed four militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said, adding that three soldiers were also killed.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Softbank-Saudi sovereign fund raise $93 bn for IT investment
Riyadh, May 21 (IANS) Japanese IT and telecom major Softbank Group's funding arm along with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund have announced the raising of over $93 billion for investing in high technology areas such as artificial intelligence and robotics.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Business/Economy,Technology
Kashmir problem centered around just three valley districts: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said the problem in Jammu and Kashmir was not widespread but centered around just "three and a half districts", and the central government was formulating a "course of action" to resolve the situation.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farah feels fortunate at completing 25 years in filmdom
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Farah Khan, now a successful filmmaker, started her career in Indian cinema as a choreographer 25 years ago with Aamir Khan-starrer "Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar". She feels fortunate for having got love and opportunities in filmdom.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Low performance of scribes linked to high alcohol intake
London, May 21 (IANS) While low pay, constant deadlines and high levels of accountability all contribute to greater stress levels in journalists, drinking too much alcohol is one of the factors making their brains operate at a lower level than the average population, suggests new research.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Health/Medicine
Will take 7 years to attain Ganga's ecological flow: Uma Bharti
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said on Sunday that her promise to clean the Ganga river by October 2018 will be fulfilled but ensuring the river's ecological flow can take several more years.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Latest Brazilian wonderkid Vinicius Jr set to join Real: Reports
Madrid, May 21 (IANS) Brazilian football club Flamengo's wonderkid Vinicius Junior is set to join Spanish supergiants Real Madrid, according to reports in the Brazilian media.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Maybe it's time to join social media: Aishwarya (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has so far stayed away from social media, is considering joining the celebrity bandwagon on the platform.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Travel responsibly, respect indigenous communities' (May 221 World Biological Diversity Day)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable tourism by working with local communities needs to be the focus of the tourism industry, say researchers.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
5 new Cardinals to be named in June, say Pope
Vatican City, May 21 (IANS) Pope Francis announced on Sunday that a consistory would be held at the end of June to name five new cardinals, including the Archbishop of Barcelona, Juan Jose Omella.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion
Changing names of girls for marriage irrelevant
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) It has been often noticed that when the horoscopes of the prospective bride and groom don't match, the woman is asked to change her first name. The name change, however, doesn't have any impact on the marriage and life after that, say experts.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
People experiencing 'achhe din': Smriti Irani
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Listing out "achievements" of the BJP-led central government, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said people who had benefitted from various schemes were experiencing 'achhe din' (good days).
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Japan to build war museum in Manipur
Imphal, May 21 (IANS) Japan's Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu said that Japan will build a war museum at Maibam Lokpa Ching in Manipur's Bishenpur district.
2017-05-21
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Armaan grabs third place in Super Trofeo Asia Series
Buriram (Thailand), May 21 (IANS) Indian racer Armaan Ebrahim continued his good run in the Super Trofeo Asia Series, clinching a second successive podium despite engine problems at the Chang International Circuit here on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Thailand,Sports,Motorsports
Kante named English Premier League's Player of the Year
London, May 21 (IANS) Close on the heels of winning the English Premier League (EPL) title with Chelsea, French midfielder N'Golo Kante was named Player of the Year by the football League on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Adnan Sami questions 'selective convenience' of Muslim clerics
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Singer Adnan Sami has questioned Muslim clerics how "music is haram" after news surfaced online of US President Trump joining in traditional male-only sword dance in Saudi Arabia.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Chinese javelin thrower Liu Shiying breaks Asian record
Tokyo, May 21 (IANS) Chinese javelin thrower Liu Shiying broke the women's Asian record en route to winning gold at the IAAF Golden Grand Prix Kawasaki meeting in Japan on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Won't tolerate injustice: Neerja Bhanot's family to sue filmmakers
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood movie "Neerja", which grossed an estimated Rs 125 crore in worldwide earnings and bagged the National Award for Best Hindi Feature Film, among several other film awards, could be headed for a legal battle with the family of braveheart flight purser Neerja Bhanot all set to take the producers of the box office hit film to court.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Indian national arrested in Islamabad
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) An Indian man has been arrested in Islamabad after he was found to be allegedly not carrying the required travel documents, local media reported.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sinclair, Rodgers feted with awards in debut season with Celtic
Edinburgh, May 21 (IANS) English winger Scott Sinclair was on Sunday named the Scottish Football Writers' 'Player of the Year' for his contributions to Celtic's triumph of the Scottish Premiership this season.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Haryana villages to get grants on star ratings
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) More than 6,800 villages in Haryana will henceforth get star ratings -- and consequently, the government grants -- on the basis of developmental works done there, initiatives taken on the social front and other parameters, official sources said on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Harikrishna beats Nepomniachtchi in Moscow chess meet
Moscow, May 21 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna defeated Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in his eighth-round tie in the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix here.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Both Manchester City, United in race to sign Neymar
London, May 21 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) clubs Manchester United and Manchester City are in the race to sign Brazilian superstar and FC Barcelona forward Neymar.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Manas Bhunia, Derek O'Brien among Trinamool RS candidates
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Manas Bhunia, a former state Congress chief who switched to the Trinamool Congress last year, was on Sunday nominated as a Trinamool candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls by party chief Mamata Banerjee.
2017-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian climber missing while descending Everest
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) An Indian climber hailing from Uttar Pradesh has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest, an expedition organiser said on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
N.Korea test fires another missile
Seoul, May 21 (IANS) North Korea on Sunday launched an unidentified ballistic missile, which flew over 500 km, just a week after Pyongyang carried out its most successful missile test, South Korean military has confirmed.
2017-05-21
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Sonam Kapoor channels 'fashion icon' Cher at Cannes
Cannes, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor sported a Cher-inspired psychedelic look for her appearance at the Cannes Film Festival here on the occasion of the singing sensation's birthday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
India didn't win Jadhav case: Pakistan's ICJ lawyer
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) A lawyer who represented Pakistan at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case involving alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, says India did not win the case, a media report said.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump-GCC leaders' summit begins in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, May 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries -- Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates -- began asummit meeting here on Sunday, officials said.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Diplomacy
Rahul can 'match' Modi, is capable of leading party, nation: Jyotiraditya
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday said that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi "can definitely match" Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is perfectly capable of leading both the party and the nation.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I am not corrupt, will remain in politics, Trinamool: Bandopadhyay
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) A frail and fumbling Trinamool Congress parliamentary party leader Sudip Bandopadhyay, who has been granted bail after spending four and a half months in custody in connection with the Rose Valley scam, on Sunday claimed he was not corrupt and would return to politics as soon he was adjudged fit by doctors.
2017-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mishra says not leaving party, starts 'Let's clean AAP' campaign
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra on Sunday launched a campaign to rid the ruling party of a "few corrupt people", but stated he would not leave the Aam Aadmi Party.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Antibody that can help kill cancer cells emerges
New York, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that an antibody -- originally developed for studying the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis -- can promote the immune system's ability to fight cancer and decreases tumour growth.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Lokmanya Tilak-Lucknow Garibrath Express derails in UP
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) At least 11 coaches of the Lokmanya Tilak-Lucknow Garibrath Express train derailed on Sunday near Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian economy to improve in Q1, funds' cost may rise: CII-IBA
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Indian economy is poised to experience improvement in overall conditions during the ongoing first quarter owing to better external financial linkages, and growth in both funds available as well as domestic economic activity, industry chamber CII said on Sunday citing its survey.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Make-up, like music, uplifts and sets your mood, says Aishwarya
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Indian actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been representing India at the Cannes Film Festival for over a decade -- once as a jury member, then for a movie and multiple times for a cosmetic brand. She says wearing make-up is part of her lifestyle as she belongs to the glamour industry, but she really feels it is as good as music in setting her mood for a day.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ukraine's Svitolina reaches Italian Open final
Rome, May 21 (IANS) Ukrainian Elina Svitolina advanced to the final of Italian Open tennis tournament when Garbiñe Muguruza retired with an injury while trailing 1-4 in the first set.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Self-ventilating workout suit to keep you cool and dry
New York, May 21 (IANS) If sweating is your problem with workout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have a new solution to offer. They have designed a breathable workout suit that can keep the body cool and dry in the gym.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
BJP retained Goa as it worked while Congress slept: Gadkari
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said the BJP retained power in Goa despite winning only 13 of the 40 seats in the assembly elections as the "party was working (to cobble up a majority) while the Congress leadership slept".
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jamshedpur remains tense after violence over lynching
Ranchi/Jamshedpur, May 21 (IANS) The situation in Jamshedpur was tense but under control on Sunday, a day after it saw large-scale protests over the lynching of seven persons, including four Muslims, suspected of being child-lifters.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nancy, Bastia relegated as curtain comes down on Ligue 1
Paris, May 21 (IANS) Nancy and Bastia were unlucky to suffer relegation into French second-tier league in different manners as the curtain was down on Ligue 1 football championships.
2017-05-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Gay Indian-origin leads race to become new Irish PM
Dublin, May 21 (IANS) Welfare Minister Leo Varadkar is leading the race to succeed Enda Kenny as Ireland's first Indian-origin and also openly gay Prime Minister or the Taoiseach, the media reported.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Ireland,Politics,Diaspora
Rajkummar wraps up 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' shoot
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao has completed the shooting of the film "Bareilly Ki Barfi", and says it has been a joyride.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Maoists torch vehicles in 3 Jharkhand districts
Ranchi, May 21 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas set fire to several vehicles involved in infrastructural development work in three districts of Jharkhand, the state police said.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
N.Korea fires another missile
Seoul, May 21 (IANS) North Korea on Sunday launched an unidentified projectile, just a week after Pyongyang carried out its most successful ballistic missile test, South Korean military has confirmed.
2017-05-21
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Bayern lift title, Dortmund defend third place in German Bundesliga
Berlin, May 21 (IANS) Bayern Munich crushed Freiburg 4-1 in Philipp Lahm's and Xabi Alonso's farewell game while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped Dortmund to beat Werder Bremen 4-3 in the last round of the Bundesliga season.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Nepali woman scales Mt Everest with message against human trafficking
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) A Nepali woman has summited Mt Everest with the message to fight against human trafficking, becoming the first to climb the worlds highest peak for women empowerment and gender equality, according to UN Women Nepal.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Vijayan government worst ever in history of Kerala: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) The Congress party on Sunday hit out at the Pinarayi Vijayan-led CPI-M government which celebrates its first anniversary on Thursday, terming it the "worst ever" in the history of Kerala.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Rahul capable of leading Congress, nation, says Jyotiraditya (Lead, with correction)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday said that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has "tremendous capability" and is perfectly capable of leading both the party and the nation.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I'm sure Tiger will put heart, soul into 'Rambo' remake: Stallone
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) After hoping that India doesn't wreck a remake of his iconic film "Rambo", Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has expressed confidence that the Indian movie's actor Tiger Shroff will give his best shot to the project.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Meghalaya Chief Secretary to contest conviction in coal scam case
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Secretary K.S. Kropha, who was convicted in a coal block allocation case, on Sunday said he would file an appeal in a higher court.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
I'm sure Tiger will put heart, soul into 'Rambo' remake: Stallone
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) After hoping that India doesn't wreck a remake of his iconic film "Rambo", Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has expressed confidence that the Indian movie's actor Tiger Shroff will give his best shot to the project.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Beyoncé celebrates twins with party
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Singer Beyoncé Knowles, who is expecting twins with husband Jay Z, celebrated her upcoming bundles of joy with friends and family in a Carter push party.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cornell's friend recounts his final show
Detroit, May 21 (IANS) Singer Chris Cornell seemed to be really fighting to get through his show here before suicide, says a friend.
2017-05-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rahul capable of leading Congress, nation, says Jyotiraditya
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday said that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has "tremendous capability" and is perfectly capable of leading both the party and the nation.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jim Carrey cherishes guitar from Chris Cornell
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actor-comedian Jim Carrey went down memory lane and cherished an autographed guitar from late Chris Cornell and his Soundgarden bandmates.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
20 Afghan policemen killed by Taliban
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed and ten others injured in a Taliban attack on several checkpoints in Zabul province, an official said on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian woman creates hisory, twice climbs Everest in five days
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) Indian climber Anshu Jamsenpa created mountaineering history on Sunday when she summitted Mount Everest twice in a span of five days.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mamata pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary and said she would always remember the shock and pain of his "untimely demise".
2017-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Diplomacy
German woman killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) Unidentified armed men killed a German woman at a guesthouse in Kabul and kidnapped a Finnish woman, a security official said on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President, Gandhis pay tributes to Rajiv
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President M. Hamid Ansari, Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with her family on Sunday paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
23 trees on Delhi's Aurobindo Marg to be replanted to de-congest traffic
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) In a first such attempt, the Delhi Police (Traffic) is planning to transplant 23 trees on the Sri Aurobindo Marg in south Delhi in an attempt to decongest a 10-km stretch on the arterial road between IIT Gate and Andheria More, that sees traffic at a crawl during peak hours on most days.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Khandu seeks central support for Arunachal's development
Gangtok, May 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Pema Khandu has sought the central government's support to ensure all-round development in Arunachal Pradesh.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Pamela Anderson looks unrecognisable at Cannes
Cannes, May 21 (IANS) "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson looked unrecognisable at the Cannes Film Festival, where she turned up with slicked hair and a sweeping blue evening dress.
2017-05-21
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Security scare at Cannes Film Festival
Cannes, May 21 (IANS) A Cannes Film Festival screening of French drama "Redoubtable" was briefly halted and audiences were evacuated over security concerns.
2017-05-21
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Twitter co-founder says sorry for 'helping make Trump president'
London, May 21 (IANS) Evan Williams, former CEO and co-founder of Twitter, has publicly apologised for the role the micro blogging site might have played in the election of Donald Trump as US president, media reported.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Technology
'Tiger Zinda Hai' team 'burnt, cooked' on Abu Dhabi sands
Abu Dhabi, May 21 (IANS) Director Ali Abbas Zafar, who is helming "Tiger Zinda Hai", says the team got "burnt and cooked" while shooting for the upcoming film in Abu Dhabi.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Togo,Cinema/Showbiz
Sharif leaves for Riyadh to attend 'Arab-Nato' Summit
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday left on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia to participate in the first-ever Arab-Islamic-American Summit, being held in Riyadh.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Schwarzenegger enjoys beach time at Cannes
Cannes, May 21 (IANS) Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger took some time out from promoting his film at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival to dip his feet in sea here.
2017-05-21
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kapil Mishra starts 'Let's clean AAP' campaign
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra on Sunday launched the "Let's clean AAP" campaign to rid the ruling Aam Aadmi Party of the "few people who are corrupt".
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GST to be best achievement of Modi government: Assocham
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Progress towards realising the pan-India single tax system, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), will be the biggest achievement of the Narendra Modi-led government, industry organisation Assocham said on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Kashmir problem centered around just three valley districts: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said the problem in Jammu and Kashmir was not widespread but centered around just "three and a half districts" in the valley.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan to unveil new budget
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) The Pakistan government is set to unveil the nation's latest budget on May 24 and 26, the media reported on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Panama Papers raise political risks in Pakistan: World Bank
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) The World Bank has warned that the Panama Papers issue has "enhanced political risks in Pakis­tan" and created "some policy uncertainty", the media reported on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Business/Economy
Jessica Chastain to lead cast of YRF film on Ingrid Bergman
Cannes, May 21 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain has taken on for the lead role in "Seducing Ingrid Bergman", a film on the iconic actress. It is to be co-produced by Indian banner Yash Raj Films (YRF).
2017-05-21
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengal Chemicals hopes to clear all debts by 2017-18
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. hopes to clear its existing debts through improvement of cash generation and sale of surplus land by end of the 2017-18 Fiscal Year, a top company official said on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Don't like stereotyping others: Shruti Haasan
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Shruti Haasan, who is gearing up to play a fierce warrior in filmmaker Sundar C's upcoming trilingual historic drama "Sanghamitra", says she doesn't like to stereotype people based on their work.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
American climber dies on Mount Everest
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) An American climber was killed while trying to summit Mount Everest on Sunday morning, according to the base camp officials.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tablet device can help heart failure patients manage disease
London, May 21 (IANS) A novel e-health tool in the form of a pre-programmed tablet can help heart failure patients to manage their disease including drug dosages, say researchers.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Nicki Minaj funds Indian village for development
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) American rapper Nicki Minaj has been sending money to a village in India for the last couple of years for clean water, places where they can worship, learn technology and more.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
8 injured in Los Angeles airport collision
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Eight persons were injured when a commercial passenger jet collided with an airport supply truck on a runway at the Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kishore's role in 'PSV Garuda Vega' on par with Mogambo
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Kishore plays a menacing villain in upcoming Telugu action thriller "PSV Garuda Vega". Director Praveen Sattaru says his character in the film will be on par with Mogambo from "Mr India" and Gabbar Singh from "Sholay".
2017-05-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
6 injured in Japan knife attack
Tokyo, May 21 (IANS) Six persons were injured after a man attacked people with a knife and a bat on Sunday at a park in Japan's Chiba prefecture, the police said.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India to have science infrastructure sharing policy soon
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) India is formulating a policy on maintaining and sharing science infrastructure so that R&D facilities do not remain limited to academia but are also accessed by industry, according to a senior bureaucrat of the Union Ministry of Science and Technology.
2017-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Education
Transgenders must raise their voice, demand their rights: India's first transgender principal
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Their identity in society is largely limited to being termed "hijras" (eunuchs), they are often ridiculed for their appearance, their profession has been reduced to begging and their rights are routinely suppressed.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
S.Korean President names presidential staff, cabinet members
Seoul, May 21 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday named top-level presidential staff and cabinet members on security, foreign affairs and economy.
2017-05-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Sri Lanka betting big on renewable energy through competitive bidding route
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) With abundant wind and solar power potential, Sri Lanka is betting big on these electricity sources through competitive bidding for projects, a top government official in the power ministry said.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy
Six killed in MP road accident
Jabalpur, May 21 (IANS) At least six persons were killed and 29 others injured in Madhya Pradesh' Dindori early on Sunday morning as a bus carrying them fell in a gorge, police said.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-bonded worker heads centre for freed bonded children (To go with: Child slavery down in India but child abuse up: Satyarthi)
Ex-bonded worker heads centre for freed bonded children (To go with: Child slavery down in India but child abuse up: Satyarthi)
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Child slavery down in India but child abuse up: Satyarthi (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The number of child workers in India has fallen considerably but incidents of sexual violence against children has gone up, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has said.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Chronicling the world's most famous journalist - and the Indian link (May 22 is Herge's 110th birth anniversary)
The adventures of this author's ageless boy-journalist around, and even out of, our world are not only among the most-read cartoon capers but had fans as varied as Satyajit Ray, Steven Spielberg and Charles de Gaulle. The boy-journalist also made a "discovery" that would only be validated by India's Chandrayaan half a century later.
2017-05-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sonia, Rahul pay tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on 26th death anniversary
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unconventional but alluring 'heroes': Byron's kin down the ages (Column: Bookends)
In human affairs, things exist before they are formally named and continue to thrive even when people don't know or forget the name. Take this type of literary character, who continues to hold a strange fascination for us -- the "hero" (or rather, the anti-hero or even villain) who is passionate but flawed, charismatic but behaves outrageously, holds unshakeable beliefs while internally-conflicted and seems to nurse dark secrets.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Four killed in Punjab road accident
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Four persons were killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between a state roadways bus and a truck on the Rampura Phul-Barnala highway in Punjab on Sunday, police said.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sensor to detect disease markers in breath, air
New York, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a sensor that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in air, as well as tell the levels of sickness.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
New technique to help deaf-blind 'watch' TV
London, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have invented a technique that types Braille in real time and helps deaf-blind people "watch" television without intermediaries.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Clear Sunday morning, rain likely
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) It was a clear Sunday morning in the national capital with possibility of rain later during the day.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Trump adviser asked to testify on Russia
Washington, May 21 (IANS) A former campaign adviser to US President Donald Trump has been asked to testify before the House Intelligence Committee over accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the media reported on Sunday.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Exim Bank to raise $3.5 bn from overseas, Rs 8,000 cr from domestic market
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Exim Bank (Export Import Bank of India) plans to borrow $3.5 billion from overseas markets and Rs 8,000 crore from domestic market in the current financial year, a top official said.
2017-05-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Trump participates in Saudi Arabian sword dance
Riyadh, May 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump along with other male White House officials participated in a ceremonial sword dance in Saudi Arabia outside the Murabba Palace, the media reported.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Tremors continue in Himachal on third day
Shimla, May 21 (IANS) Mild tremors were felt in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region for the third consecutive day on Sunday, triggering panic among the people.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
China crippled CIA by killing US sources: Media
Washington, May 21 (IANS) At least 20 US spies were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government between 2010 and 2012, crippling the country's information-gathering, a media report has said.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist rally
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday imposed restrictions in old city areas of Srinagar to prevent a rally called by separatists.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Justin Theroux sues neighbour
New York, May 21 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Anistons husband Justin Theroux have sued their neighbour here for $350,000 and punitive damages.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Researchers push forward quantum computing research
San Francisco, May 21 (IANS) Stanford University electrical engineering Professor Jelena Vuckovic and colleagues at her laboratory are working on new materials that could become the basis for quantum computing.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Amsterdam police officer tests headscarf-wearing at work
The Hague May 21 (IANS) An Amsterdam district officer wore a headscarf during her work on Saturday, days after the city's police chief said he is considering allowing female Muslim officers to wear headscarves.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Netherlands,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Temer seeks suspension of corruption investigation against him
Brasilia, May 21 (IANS) The president of Brazil announced on Saturday that he will ask the Supreme Court to suspend the investigation opened against him for the suspected crimes of corruption and obstruction of justice.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
US diplomat hints at possible talks with Iranian counterpart
Washington, May 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted on Saturday that he was open to direct talks with Iran in the future.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gaga's emotional tribute to friend who died of cancer
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga has written an emotional tribute to her longtime friend and former assistant Sonja Durham after learning that she has passed away after battling cancer for a long time.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Charlie Hunnam feared his career would nosedive if he took holiday
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actor Charlie Hunnam planned to take a break from acting with a trip to Thailand for two weeks but he says the thought of being away filled him with "anxiety" and he was terrified his career would nosedive.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Salt-N-Pepa has no interest in current artists
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Rap group Salt-N-Pepa don't want to collaborate with current artists like Nicki Minaj as they don't understand their rivalry.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump accuses Cuba of despotism
Washington, May 21 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused Cuba's communist government of despotism but said it would never be able to extinguish its people's desire for freedom.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Miranda Kerr exfoliates her skin with sand
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Supermodel Miranda Kerr says she always exfoliates her skin with sand when she is on the beach.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bomb alert lifted at Cannes Film Festival
Paris, May 21 (IANS) A bomb alert, put in place after a suspicious bag was found at Palais des festivals at the Cannes Film Festival, was lifted quickly on Saturday after police check.
2017-05-21
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Scherzinger suffers wardrobe malfunction at TV premiere
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Singer Nicole Scherzinger suffered a wardrobe malfunction while attending the premiere for "Dirty Dancing (2017)" TV reboot here.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Intermarriage in US increases by fivefold in 50 years
Washington, May 21 (IANS) One in six newlyweds in the US were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, a fivefold increase over the past 50 years, a Pew Research Centre analysis has found.
2017-05-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
'Two-state solution key to solving Palestinian conflict'
Amman, May 21 (IANS) Palestinian and Israeli negotiators said on Saturday that the two-state solution is the key to solving the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
2017-05-21
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
Burglar inspired by Justin Bieber held with accomplices
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A group of burglars, headed by a fan of Justin Bieber, who used to commit robberies to fund his imitation of the international pop star's life style and throw lavish parties, has been busted with arrest of all its five members, police said on Saturday.
2017-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Property dealer claims assault by police; DCP denies charge
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A Delhi property dealer Amit Jindal on Saturday accused four policemen of brutal assault after his car accidentally hit a patrol motorcycle in west Delhi. Police however denied the charge.
2017-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab sand mines e-auction nets 20 times more revenue
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) The 2-day e-auction of sand mines in Punjab has netted bids worth Rs 1,026 crore - marking a 20 fold increase in revenue, officials said on Saturday.
2017-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rajnath chairs security meet with five CMs, hikes border development funding
Gangtok, May 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday chaired the first security review meeting with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China, and enhanced the Central Assistance for Border Area Development Programmes (BADP) from Rs 990 crore to Rs 1,100 crore.
2017-05-20
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Opinion/Commentary,Defence/Security
Ballot paper should be used during 2019 elections: Digvijaya Singh
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) On a day the Election Commission offered a challenge to political parties to hack EVMs, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said the machines can be "hacked" and stressed that 2019 general elections should be fought with ballot papers.
2017-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Software engineer dies while running on treadmill
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) A software engineer died after he fell down while running on treadmill as part of an exercise regime on Saturday, police said.
2017-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
High-speed Tejas Express to offer fare without food also
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A one-way trip from Mumbai to Goa in the high-speed premium Tejas Express, which will be flagged off on May 22, will cost Rs 2,740 with food and Rs 2,585 without food, railway officials said on Saturday.
2017-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
76-year-old held for harassing girl in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad on Saturday arrested a 76-year-old man on charges of harassing a girl.
2017-05-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
In 1980s, filmmakers wanted to make change happen: Govind Nihalani
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Govind Nihalani on Saturday said the era of the 1980s was about bringing a change and make it happen in reaction to mainstream cinema. During that period, people witnessed movies from his generation of filmmakers including Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen.
2017-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Minor girl mowed down by speeding car, driver held
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A four-year-old girl died after she was run over by a speeding car, police said on Saturday. The driver has been arrested.
2017-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata government completes six years in office
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Upbeat after a continuous stream of electoral successes, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government completed six years in office on Saturday - but the landmark also came in challenging times for the ruling party, with the CBI and other central agencies probing graft charges allegedly involving many of its leaders.
2017-05-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bangladeshi police raids Khaleda Zia's office
Dhaka, May 20 (IANS) Law enforcers in Dhaka on Saturday carried out a raid at the office of the country's largest opposition party chief Begum Khaleda Zia.
2017-05-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
'Thugs Of Hindostan' not inspired from any other film, says Aamir
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan on Saturday denied rumours that his upcoming film "Thugs Of Hindostan" being inspired by the Johnny Depp starrer Hollywood flick "Pirates of Caribbean".
2017-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood