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'Phillauri': Sluggish picture powered by perky performances
Film: "Phillauri"; Directed by Anshai Lal; Starring: Anushka Sharma, Suraj Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh; Rating: ** (2 stars)
2017-03-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
We're a great team: Twinkle on marriage with Akshay
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) At a time when marriages and relationships are becoming increasingly volatile, "Mrs Funnybones" writer Twinkle Khanna says she is happy being part of a "great team" with husband and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
FIR against Kunder for tweets against Adityanath
Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) An FIR was lodged against Bollywood producer Shirish Kunder on Friday for his "objectionable" and "abusive" post on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi, police said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonia returns from US after health check-up
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have returned from the US where Sonia Gandhi had gone for health check-up, the party said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistani fishing boat seized off Gujarat
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard on Friday seized a Pakistani fishing boat in its territorial waters off the Gujarat coast, officials said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Jahan-e-Khusrau sets right note for capital's Sufi music lovers
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Jahan-e-Khusrau, the famous World Sufi Music Festival founded by filmmaker Muzaffar Ali and held under the aegis of Rumi Foundation, on Friday returned to the capital after a three year hiatus. The comeback editon not only mesmerised music lovers but also brought alive the finest voices of Sufism.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Law Commission recommends changes to IPC to curb hate speech
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Law Commission has proposed amendments to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to curb hate speech, an official statement said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SBI to initiate IPO offer of its life insurance arm
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) India's largest lender, the State Bank of India on Friday said it would initiate the process for selling 10 percent of its shares in its life insurance arm through an initial public offering (IPO).
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Terrorism sponsored by Pakistan threat to India, entire humanity: Rajnath
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday termed terrorism sponsored by neighbouring Pakistan not only a threat to India but to entire humanity, an official statement said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bengal finance firm director arrested for cheating investors
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The newly-formed Directorate of Economic Offences of the West Bengal government on Friday arrested the director of private financial company Equinox Infratech Ltd for defrauding its depositors by not giving assured returns, a directorate source said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Proud to be part of transition in India: Hema Malini
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini on Friday said she is proud to be part of the transition going on in India.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
GVK sells 33 per cent stake in Bangalore airport to Fairfax
Bengaluru, March 24 (IANS) Infrastructure major GVK Ltd on Friday announced selling 33 per cent of its 43 per cent equity stake in the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) to Canadian investment firm Fairfax for Rs 2,202 crore ($336 million).
2017-03-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Indian woman, son found dead in US, family suspect son-in-law
Vijayawada/New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The parents of an Indian woman who along with her seven-year-old son found dead in their home in New Jersey, suspect the involvement of their son-in-law.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Barred by airlines, Sena MP takes train to Mumbai
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) After being barred by airlines for assaulting an Air India employee, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad had to take a train to Mumbai where he has been summoned by his part chief Uddhav Thackeray.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
'Indian chemical industry to surge to $226 bn in three years'
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) The Indian chemical industry is expected to surge to $226 billion by 2020, up by nearly 35 percent from $147 billion in 2015, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
SC notice to poll panel on alleged tampering of EVMs
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Election Commission on a PIL seeking investigation by software experts into the allegations of tampering of EVMs in the recently-concluded state assembly elections.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shiv Sena MP 'grounded' for hitting AI staffer, FIR lodged (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) In an unprecedented step, Air India and all private carriers on Friday refused to fly Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting an airline employee. The Delhi Police has booked him for attempted culpable homicide.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HDFC raises Rs 3,300 cr through Masala Bonds
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) The Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (HDFC) on Friday announced it had raised Rs 3,300 crore ($504 million) through rupee denominated bonds from overseas investors (Masala Bonds) under its $750-million Medium Term Note programme.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Punjab assembly session begins, Badals absent
Chandigarh, March 24 (IANS) The first session of the newly-elected 15th Punjab Assembly began here on Friday, with swearing-in of the new members. Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and ex-Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal remained absent.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Army wants next war fought with Indian technologies: General Rawat
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said it wants to fight the next war with Indian technologies.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Defence/Security
Excess iron in body may cause liver damage: Doctors
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Excess build-up of iron in the body -- Hemochromatosis --can damage the liver. This action is genetic and the excess iron, if left untreated, can damage joints, organs, and eventually be fatal, said doctors on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Bad loans problem can't be solved by banks' recapitalisation'
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) There is no "political economy consensus" on tackling the mounting problem of bad loans of banks, which cannot be resolved by their simple recapitalisation, a former head of India's central bank said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Attorney General to be consulted on SYL, says Rajnath
Chandigarh/New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Union Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured a delegation of political leaders from Haryana that further action on the construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal will be taken after seeking legal counsel from the Attorney General.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Defence Minister hands over three DRDO indigenous systems to Navy
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday handed over to the Navy three systems indigenously developed by the DRDO, including a sonar that is likely to be fitted on the Arihant class submarines.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
'Hunar Hubs' to be set up for artisans from minorities: Naqvi
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said that "Hunar Hubs" will be established in all the states to provide a market opportunity for master artisans from minority communities to preserve and propagate their heritage.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Fire at Meghalaya petrol pump
Shillong, March 24 (IANS) A fire broke out at a petrol pump here on Friday, police said. There were no details about any casualties yet.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tata Motors to raise up to Rs 500 cr via NCDs
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors on Friday said it would raise up to Rs 500 crore by issuing non-convertible debentures.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Area-specific strategy needed for disadvantaged states: President
Patna, March 24 (IANS) Disadvantaged regions like Bihar and Jharkhand require a strategy for development that can harness productive forces of the economy and not just blindly follow path of industrialisation, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Karnataka lawmaker's debit card hacked, Rs 1.9 lakh withdrawn
Bengaluru, March 24 (IANS) Online fraudsters allegedly hacked the debit card of Congress's Karnataka lawmaker C.P. Yogeshwar and withdrew Rs 1.9 lakh from his account through ATMs in Mumbai and Pune last week, police said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SBI chief Bhattacharya 26th in Fortune's 50 greatest leaders
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) State Bank of India (SBI) chief Arundhati Bhattacharya has been ranked 26th in the Fortune's top 50 greatest leaders. She is the only Indian corporate leader in the list.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Suicide bomber killed near Dhaka airport
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) A suicide bomber was killed in a blast in front of a police box near Dhaka airport on Friday, media reports said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Terrorism
Scorpene submarine makers contribute to Clean Ganga Fund
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) DCNS India, the Indian subsidiary of French naval major DCNS, on Friday said it has contributed to the Clean Ganga Fund.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Meghalaya Assembly passes Rs 13,048 cr Budget
Shillong, March 24 (IANS) The Meghalaya Assembly on Friday passed the annual state Budget of over Rs 13,048 crore for the year 2017-2018 by a voice vote.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UEFA fines Arsenal, Bayern; suspends Tottenham's Alli for 3 games
Nyon, March 24 (IANS) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) decided on Friday to fine Arsenal and Bayern Munich, as well as suspend Tottenham Hotspur's Delle Alli for three matches.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Yubrani, Pratibha in girl's final of Rendez-Vous tennis tourney
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Yubrani Banerjee continued her good form by entering the final of the girls singles under-18 event at the ongoing Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros national series tennis tournament at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad here on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Cochin Shipyard files IPO prospectus with regulator
Kochi, March 24 (IANS) State-run Cochin Shipyard Ltd on Friday filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus with market regulator SEBI for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 3.3-crore equity shares of Rs 10 face value.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Complaint against editor referred to Meghalaya assembly panel
Shillong, March 24 (IANS) Independent legislator John Leslee Sangma on Friday moved a privilege motion against an editor of an English daily in the Meghalaya assembly, which referred the matter to its Privilege Committee.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Media,Politics
ED issues notice against Gauri Khan, Knight Riders Sports
New Delhi/Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has issued show cause notice against Knight Riders Sports Pvt Ltd (KRSPL) and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan for allegedly violating foreign exchange rules.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yogi Adityanath should do 'gas-releasing' asana: Twinkle Khanna
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his rather off-the-cuff remarks on "women's protection", author-columnist Twinkle Khanna on Friday suggested that he needed to do a yoga 'asana' which eases "releasing gas".
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Punish those harassing woman journalist: IWPC
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC) has urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami to punish those harassing Chennai-based journalist Sandhya Ravishankar for writing about sand mafia.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SBI chief Bhattacharya among top 50 in Fortune's greatest leaders
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) State Bank of India (SBI) chief Arundhati Bhattacharya has been ranked 26th in the Fortune's top 50 greatest leaders. She is the only Indian corporate leader in the list.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Shiv Sena sympathetic to MP who assaulted airline staffer
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Friday appeared sympathetic to its MP Ravindra Gaikwad - charged with assaulting an Air India staffer - saying while it did not endorse his action it wanted to know why the situation was allowed to escalate to this level.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Officials remove 'Aam Aadmi' words from Delhi government schemes, cover Kejriwal's photos too
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) In keeping with the Delhi Election Commission's order ahead of the municipal polls, officials on Friday started plastering over the words "Aam Aadmi" from Delhi government-run schemes on display, and some even went to the extent of covering Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's face, which was not part of the order.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Suicide bomber killed near Dhaka airport
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) A suicide bomber was killed in a blast in front of a police box near Dhaka airport on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Kolkata Knight Riders to start IPL-10 preparations from Saturday
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will start their preparations for the tenth edition of the cash-rich cricket league here from Saturday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Pay Rs. 2.5 crore to HPCA for holding 4th Test match, SC tells BCCI
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed the BCCI to pay Rs. 2.5 crore to the Himachal Pradesh State Cricket Association (HPCA) in pursuance of its contractual obligation for the hosting of the fourth Test match between India and Australia at Dharamsala from Saturday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Indian delegation in Europe to study smart city development
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) An Indian delegation is on a week-long visit to Europe to study smart city and urban planning developments there, said an official on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Teenager kills mother over money
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) A teenage boy, along with a friend, was arrested for allegedly strangling his mother as she refused to heed his demand for extra pocket money in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man with 45% burns healed with stem cell treatment
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) A 45-year-old man -- suffering from 45 per cent burns due to a chemical spill at work -- has been healed with stem cell treatment, said the authorities at a hospital here on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Maiden firing of SAM conducted from INS Vikramaditya
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Indian Navy this week successfully conducted the maiden trial firing of newly installed surface-to-air missile (SAM) system from its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, an official statement said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Beef ban affecting people's health, says Telangana official
Hyderabad, March 24 (IANS) A District Collector in Telangana on Friday said that beef ban due to "bad Brahminical culture" is affecting the health of people, especially scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes and advised them to eat what they had been eating for centuries to remain physically fit.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Indra Nooyi, Fareed Zakaria among Ellis Island Honor recipients
Washington, March 24 (IANS) PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and well-known journalist-author Fareed Zakaria are among six Indian-Americans named for this years Ellis Island Medals of Honor for accomplishments in their respective fields.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Drug racket busted in Goa; two held
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Goa Police on Friday claimed to have busted a drugs racket in the coastal state which was being masterminded by a Briton, along with a Himachal Pradesh native, both of whom have been arrested.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Competition Commission imposes Rs 591 cr penalty on Coal India
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed penalty of Rs 591.01 crore on Coal India Limited (CIL) for abusing its dominant position, an official statement said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Modi calls up May to condole London terror attack deaths
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called up his British counterpart Theresa May to convey India's support in wake of the London terror attack.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy
A musical show to celebrate diversity of Gharanas
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Hindustani classical music has a rich tradition of Gharanas that are also called styles. An upcoming show here is all set to celebrate the diversity of these Gharanas with the performances of experts.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
FSSAI tells food sites to disclose manufacturing, expiry dates: LocalCircles
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has taken action on consumer requests and told eCommerce sites selling packaged food products to disclose manufacturing and expiry dates and has announced that imported food items with less than 60 per cent of shelf life will not be allowed to enter the Indian market, an organisation that conducted a survey said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Germany midfielder Weigl ruled out of Azerbaijan clash
Dortmund, March 24 (IANS) Midfielder Julian Weigl has been left out of the Germany football squad that will face Azerbaijan in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Baku on Sunday, the German football federation DFB announced on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Bharat Forge divests 23% stake in Alstom
Pune, March 24 (IANS) Indian multinational Bharat Forge on Friday announced divesting 23 per cent of its equity stake in the power equipment joint venture (JV) with French multinational Alstom.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Japanese Ikebana show in the capital on Sunday
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, which is also known as Kado or the "Way of flowers". An exhibition on Sunday is all set to bring across the exquisite art to the capital's denizens.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
SC may slap additional cost on registration of BS III vehicles
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday indicated that it may allow the sale of vehicles with BS III emission norms after imposing a charge to reimburse Rs 18,000 crore that the government spent for upgrading the refineries to produce BS IV-compliant fuel.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
IPL: Mumbai Indians to kickstart preparatory camp from Saturday
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians will begin their preparatory camp for the upcoming 10th edition of the cash-rich cricket league under new head coach and former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene from Saturday, the franchise confirmed on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
ED issues notice against Gauri Khan, Knight Riders Sports
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has issued show cause notice against Knight Riders Sports Pvt Ltd (KRSPL) and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan for allegedly violating foreign exchange rules.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adityanath as CM is shocking, says New York Times
New York, March 24 (IANS) The decision to pick Hindutva leader Adityanath Yogi as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh shows the BJP thinks "nothing stands in the way of transforming a secular republic into a Hindu state", the New York Times said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,National,Media,Politics
Bengal health panel to start functioning within week
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The West Bengal Health Regulatory Commission, set up to monitor private hospitals, will start functioning within a week and a website will be in place for lodging online complaints, one of its members said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Janssen withdraws from Netherlands trip to Bulgaria
The Hague, March 24 (IANS) Striker Vincent Janssen was on Friday left out of the Netherlands football squad that will play the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia due to illness.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
British racer Hamilton happy with practice in Australia
Melbourne, March 24 (IANS) British Formula One racer and triple world champion Lewis Hamilton on Friday said the day was "99 percent perfect" after registering the fastest lap in two practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix here.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Sixth sense in women key self defence, says Vidyut Jammwal
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Actor Vidyut Jammwal, who also teaches martial arts to women, says women are blessed with sixth sense which could be a key to their self-defence.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akshay stresses on importance of having toilets in homes
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar says the research work for his upcoming project "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" has opened his eyes towards the plight of women who have to go to open fields to relieve themselves.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manipur launches anti-corruption cell
Imphal, March 24 (IANS) The BJP-led coalition government in Manipur on Friday, has launched an anti-corruption cell to check all kinds of corruptions in the state.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
PDP challenges NC, Congress' moral right to speak for Kashmiris
Srinagar, March 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling PDP on Friday questioned the moral right of the NC and the Congress to champion the rights of Kashmiris alleging that the woes of the people came from the long years the two parties were in power in the state.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
If we don't speak up, it will be death of creativity: Shrivastava
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Director Alankrita Shrivastava, whose film "Lipstick Under My Burkha" was not approved by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), feels that if filmmakers don't take a stand, it will be the death of creativity.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chinese footballer Qin Sheng banned for 6 months for misbehaviour
Beijing, March 24 (IANS) The Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Friday handed Shanghai Greenland midfielder Qin Sheng a six-month ban for deliberately stamping on Tianjin Quanjian's Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel.
2017-03-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Gaikwad booked for attempted culpable homicide
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday registered an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting an airline employee, including attempt to commit culpable homicide.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Messi's goal takes Argentina to qualification zone
Buenos Aires, March 24 (IANS) Ace forward Lionel Messi helped Argentina beat Chile 1-0 in an intense football match of the South American qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, putting the Albiceleste in the direct qualification zone.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Economy showing sings of contraction: Congress
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government for mismanagement and consequent decline in job growth in key sectors and said the Indian economy was showing signs of contraction.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bitcoin issue to be taken up with RBI Governor: BJP MP
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The issue of "illegal" bitcoin will be taken up with RBI Governor Urjit Patel, who has been asked to appear before Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance on April 20, a senior BJP lawmaker said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Poetry is my statement to life: Gulzar
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Noted poet and Bollywood lyricist Gulzar says writing lyrics is his profession, but writing poetry is his statement to life.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Uniform code won't help, says women's Jamaat founder
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The uniform civil code won't help Muslim women as majority of them won't approach a court if it's violated, the founder of Women's Jamaat Sharifa Khanum has said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education,Human Interest/Society
Muguruza saved by rain at Miami Open, trails McHale 0-6, 2-3
Miami, March 24 (IANS) Spanish tennis star GarbiƱe Muguruza got off to a rocky start at the Miami Open and currently trails American Christina McHale 0-6, 2-3 in second-round action, although a rain delay may have given her a new lease of life.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Putin: Russia won't interfere in French elections
Moscow, March 24 (IANS) Russia is not seeking to influence the presidential race in France, but has the right to meet the representatives of the country's political parties, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday as he met far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
HC says 'No' to colour photos in Delhi civic elections
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to issue directions on a plea for use of colour photographs of candidates on ballot papers and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in next month's Delhi municipal polls instead of black and white ones.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Aadhaar verification boosts user confidence on matrimonial sites: Survey
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Aadhaar verification boosts customers' confidence in the authenticity of profiles on matrimonial sites, reveals a survey.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
'CHIPS': Goofy comedy gone awry (IANS Review, Rating: *1/2)
Film: "CHIPS"; Director: Dax Shepard; Cast: Michael Pena, Dax Shepard, Vincent DOnofrio, Rosa Salazar, Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Richard T. Jones, Ryan Hansen, Jane Kaczmarek; Rating: *1/2
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
149 soldiers killed in counter-terror operations
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A total of 149 soldiers have died in counter-terrorist operations in the country since 2015, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Shamim sails to five-shot win at Kolkata Classic golf meet
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Delhi's golfer Shamim Khan put up a dogged final-round show of even-par 72 to clinch the Kolkata Classic title by five shots, while Indian Open champion S.S.P. Chawrasia finished second at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
India in touch with US over deaths of mother, son
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) After an Indian woman and her seven-year-old son were found dead in their home in New Jersey, a senior official here said on Friday that the government was in touch with the US authorities over the matter.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
'Akuri?' a very Parsi approach to life: Parsi filmmaker
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Parsi filmmaker Jamshid Roointon says his short-feature film "Akuri... And a Pinch of Hope" is a Parsi approach to life.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fashion designers to give makeovers using handloom
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Ace fashion designers like Rajesh Pratap Singh and Rohit Bal will be giving makeovers to youngsters using handloom on the TV show "Get The Look #GlobalIndia".
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Halappa reckons scientific approach in hockey training helping teams
Bengaluru, March 24 (IANS) The Indian hockey teams, both senior and junior, have made rapid progress in the past two years and much of this success needs to be attributed to the new approach adopted in terms of modernised and scientific training, feels men's team assistant coach Arjun Halappa.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Reliance Capital restructures its commercial finance arm
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Reliance Capital, a part of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, on Friday said it has completed the transfer of its commercial finance division -- Reliance Commercial Finance Ltd. (RCFL) -- into a separate wholly-owned subsidiary as part of its restructuring process.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Gaurav Khanna recreates 'Sholay' scene on TV show
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Actor Gaurav Khanna, who is seen essaying the role of Prince Virendra Singh in "Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta", recreated a popular scene featuring veteran actor Dharmendra from the 1975 classic "Sholay" in the fantasy drama show.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
There is no alternative to UN, says Shashi Tharoor
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Former Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said in the current global set-up, there is no alternative to the United Nations (UN).
2017-03-24
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
People who wanted me to slash rates, now offer double price: Taapsee
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) When doing the quintessential heroine roles didn't work in her favour, Taapsee Pannu decided to turn the tables with heroic characters in content-driven films.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chess: Harikrishna beats Adams in Shenzhen Masters
Shenzhen (China), March 24 (IANS) Indias Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna registered a thumping victory over Englands Michael Adams in the Shenzhen Longgang Grand Masters tournament here on Friday to jump to the top of the table.
2017-03-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Police attacked as school girl dies
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Senior officials of the West Bengal Police were beaten up after a school girl died in a road accident in Murshidabad district on Friday, police said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Navv Inder's musical tribute to Bhagat Singh
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Singer Navv Inder, best known for "Wakhra swag", has sung an ode to martyred revolutionary Bhagat Singh with his single "Ik soch: Bhagat Singh". He hopes people relate to the song, and appreciate it.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Phillauri': An astutely woven saga (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Phillauri"; Director: Anshai Lal; Cast: Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada; Rating: ***
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British judge to decide on Mallya arrest warrant
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A district judge in Britain has to decide on issuing an arrest warrant for liquor baron Vijay Mallya, whose extradition India is seeking, the government said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Indus Waters Treaty: No change in Indian position
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Even as a Pakistani minister said that India and Pakistan will hold talks in Washington next month over two disputed hydropower projects in the Indus Valley, a senior official said on Friday that there has been no change in the previous Indian position on the issue.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
I-T searches yielded Rs 49,247 crore: Minister
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Income Tax Department searches resulted in unearthing undisclosed income and assets worth Rs 49,247 crore in the last four years, Parliament was informed on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung Electronics denies financing 'Rasputin' racket
Seoul, March 24 (IANS) The chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics said on Friday during a shareholders' meeting that despite the allegations against the company's heir, the firm was not involved in the South Korean "Rasputin" corruption scandal.
2017-03-24
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rihanna's friends want her to stay away from Chris Brown
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Singer Rihanna is reportedly considering reconciling with former beau and singer-songwriter Chris Brown. But her friends are concerned about her getting back with him.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
ED attaches assets worth Rs 35 cr of two ponzi firms
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth over Rs 35.84 crore of two private companies running ponzi schemes in Chennai and Odisha, an official said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parliament has every right to decide on allowances of MPs: Government
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The central government said on Friday that allowances and pensions are the rights of MPs and former MPs and Parliament has every right to decide on it.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Strong rupee, H1B visa issue will lead to onset hiring in IT'
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Stronger rupee and H1B issues will have the most impact on IT companies in financial year 2017-18 and lead to onset hiring, says a sector analyst.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Vani wins women's domestic golf title
Pune, March 24 (IANS) Vani Kapoor carded three-over 74 in the final round to claim her second title in the sixth leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour 2017 at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
Mahesh Bhatt, KJo 'excited' about Mohit Suri's TV debut
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt and Karan Johar have praised director Mohit Suri and shared that they are excited about his debut on the small screen with the forthcoming TV show "Nach Baliye 8".
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Under Rahane, India will still be in very good hands, says Smith
Dharamsala, March 24 (IANS) With India's regular skipper Virat Kohli's participation in the deciding final cricket Test still under the cloud following a shoulder injury, Australia skipper Steve Smith on Friday backed vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane's abilities to lead the hosts in the crucial game, starting on Saturday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Nellore in AP to get Post Office Passport Seva Kendra
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The External Affairs Ministry on Friday announced the opening of a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) in Andhra Pradesh, an official said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
CBI court summons five more persons in coal block case
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A court here on Friday issued summons to five more persons against whom the CBI filed fresh supplementary chargesheet, including Jindal Steel's adviser Anand Goel, in a coal block allocation case against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and others.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mubarak walks free after six years in jail
Cairo, March 24 (IANS) Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was freed from detention on Friday and left the military hospital where he had spent most of the past six years since the revolution that ousted him from office, his lawyer said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Egypt,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' trailer gets 100 mn views
Chennai, March 24 (IANS) The highly anticipated trailer of filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has received 100 million views across four languages. It has become the most viewed Indian film trailer on video sharing site YouTube.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Six BSF personnel injured in field firing
Ranchi, March 24 (IANS) Six Border Security Force (BSF) troopers suffered injuries in field firing here on Friday afternoon, an official said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Volvo to increase car prices by 2.5% in April
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Luxury car manufacturer Volvo Auto India (VAI) on Friday said the prices (ex-showroom) of all models across its range of cars will see an upward revision by over two per cent, effective from April 2017.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Supernatural show 'Kuldeepak' to premiere on March 27
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Supernatural TV show "Kuldeepak" is set to premiere on March 27.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Calender Girls' fame Vikram Sakhalkar to make TV debut
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Actor Vikram Sakhalkar, who has appeared in films like "Calender Girls" and "Kaabil", will make his TV debut with the upcoming show "Savitri Devi College and Hospital".
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ayaz Memon to mentor DigiOsmosis' Sportswallah
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Senior journalist Ayaz Memon has been roped in as the mentor of sportswallah.com -- the latest venture by digital media firm DigiOsmosis.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Jesus & Mary College clinches inaugural WCL inter-college tourney
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Jesus & Mary College (JMC) emerged victorious in the inaugural Women's Cricket League (WCL) #T20 inter-college talent hunt tournament, beating Gargi College by 37 runs at the Roshanara Club here on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Acid tank bursts in MP ordnance factory
Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh), March 24 (IANS) An acid tank burst on Friday in an ordnance factory in Itarsi in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. However, no injuries were reported.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
No plans to print Rs 5,000, Rs 10,000 notes: Government
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The government is not planning to print Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000 currency notes, Parliament was informed on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Land of Buddha, Mahavira inspires me: President
Patna, March 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said Bihar -- the land of Buddha and Mahavira -- inspires him whenever he visits the state.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Randeep Guleria is new AIIMS Director
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Leading pulmonologist Randeep Guleria was on Friday appointed as the new Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, said an official statement.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Trump authorises construction of controversial Keystone Pipeline
Washington, March 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday authorised the construction of controversial Keystone XL pipeline across the US border, reversing one of the most controversial environmental policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, officials said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Transgender women pose as 'mainstream models' in photo exhibition
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Capturing their beauty and poise, a recent photography exhibition here featured transgender women as mainstream models as a tribute to the "female souls" who have overcome stigma and discrimination to give wings to their desires.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Andhra assembly passes resolution against Leader of Opposition
Amaravati, March 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Friday passed a resolution condemning the behaviour of Leader of Opposition Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in the house.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
New Punjab assembly's first session begins
Chandigarh, March 24 (IANS) The first session of the newly-elected 15th Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) of Punjab began here on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
JNU students, police clash during protest
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Minor clashes broke out between Delhi Police and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students during a protest outside the UGC building here over the students' demand to meet the UGC Chairperson.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Over six kg silver seized, one held on Bangladesh border
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) At least one person was arrested and over six kg of silver was seized by the Border Security Force personnel in West Bengal's Malda district, an official said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shiv Sena MP 'grounded' for hitting Air India staffer (Roundup)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) In an unprecedented step, Air India and all private carriers on Thursday refused to fly Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting an airline employee.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Sonia, Rahul return from US
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have returned from the United States where Sonia Gandhi had gone for health check-up, the party said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I've always liked to challenge myself: Himansh Kohli
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Actor Himansh Kohli, who shot to fame with filmmaker Divya Kumar Khoslas "Yaariyan", has transformed his body and says he likes to challenge himself to stay fit.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC seeks government response to lifetime poll ban on convicts
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday gave the Central government a week to file their response to a plea seeking life-time ban on contesting election for those convicted of serious offences as it was told that the matter has already been referred to the constitution bench.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Taliban denies holding Afghan peace talks with Pakistan
Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) The Taliban group on Friday denied reports that its representatives visited Islamabad to discuss the prospect of holding peace talks with Kabul.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
'The Voice India...' winner wants to playback for Salman
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Delhi-based Farhan Sabir, who won the singing reality show "The Voice India Season 2", says he is a big fan of superstar Salman Khan, and wants to do playback singing for the "Dabangg" star.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Arsenal midfielder Iwobi backs under-fire manager Wenger
London, March 24 (IANS) Under fire after a poor outing in the Champions League, English football giants Arsenel head coach Arsene Wenger has received the backing of midfielder Alex Iwobi, who said the Frenchman deserves more respect from the fans.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Powergrid commissions 800 kV transmission line in Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Powegrid Corp on Friday started the commercial operation of its 800 kilovolt (kV) HVDC Champa-Kurukshetra Pole I project, the state-run electricity transmission company announced here.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Protect witnesses in rape case against Asaram, says SC
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments to provide "adequate security" to the witnesses in the alleged child rape case against godman Asaram Bapu.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian equities close with gains, banks stocks surge (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Healthy buying in banking stocks and a strong rupee pushed the Indian equity markets higher on Friday, leading the key indices to close with gains for the second consecutive trade session.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Adityanath government asks sugar mill owners to pay arrears to farmers
Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked sugar mill owners in the state to pay arrears of the previous and current crushing seasons to sugarcane farmers within a month.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hollande denies plotting against ex-PM Fillon's presidential bid
Paris, March 24 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande has rejected Francois Fillon's allegations of plotting to dash his chances in the presidential poll after ordering a damaging media leak over his wife's fake job.
2017-03-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maharashtra doctors end agitation, 135 patients die
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Following a stern warning by the Bombay High Court on Friday, doctors in government and private hospitals across Maharashtra agreed to withdraw their agitation amid revelations that at least 135 patients died in Mumbai in the past five days.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Keeping audiences engaged with creative content a challenge: YouTube artistes
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) YouTube artistes like Bhuvan Bam, Shirley Setia and Zakir Khan feel that it is challenging to keep creating new and creative content for their audience.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Over five lakh Kisan Credit Cards inactive in Himachal
Shimla, March 24 (IANS) More than five lakh Kisan Credit Cards are inactive in Himachal Pradesh, a state-level bankers committee meeting here was informed on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
MuveAcoustics launches new portable speakers
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) MuveAcoustics, a brand by Hong Kong-based consumer electronics company Zeeva, on Friday launched two new portable speakers in India.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Mental Healthcare Bill taken up by Lok Sabha
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Friday took up the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, which makes provision to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
RSS, BJP working towards Hindu rashtra: Yechury
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused the BJP and RSS of going ahead with their agenda of turning a secular India into a "Hindu rashtra" as well as violence and communal polarisation in some states.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Police raids militant hideout in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) Bangladesh police on Friday cordoned off a building in the country's Sylhet city, suspecting presence of militants.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Two more airlines 'ban' Shiv Sena MP
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Two more airlines -- AirAsia and Vistara -- on Thursday "banned" Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for beating up an Air India employee.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Trump team orders tougher screening of visa applicants
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The Trump administration is making it tougher for millions of visitors to enter the US by demanding new security checks before giving visas to tourists, business travellers and relatives of American residents.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Goa Budget: Beer, petrol to become costlier
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) Beer and petrol will soon cost more in Goa, even as Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in his Budget presented on Friday, promised to make the state garbage-free by 2020, while creating 4,000 jobs annually in the IT sector and linking Aadhar card to all social welfare schemes.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Anti-corruption tribunal charges Sharjeel in PSL spot-fixing case
Lahore, March 24 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Anti-Corruption Tribunal (ACT) on Friday held a preliminary hearing at the National Cricket Academy here where formal charges were read out against suspended opening batsman Sharjeel Khan in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan probes 'theft' of priceless art pieces from PNCA
Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday initiated an inquiry into the disappearance and theft of priceless artwork and preciouspaintings from the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) here.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
BJP march to Telangana assembly against Muslim quota foiled
Hyderabad, March 24 (IANS) Police arrested BJP leaders to foil their march to Telangana assembly on Friday to protest the state government's move for hiking the quota for Muslims in jobs and education.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Trump demands vote on healthcare plan
Washington, March 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum to House Republicans to fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal Obamacare vanish, demanding a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
'India to acquire at least 60 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft'
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to begin contract negotiations for acquiring 56 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft as replacements for its ageing Avro HS-748 aircraft.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Deepika not planning to leave Bollywood for Hollywood
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who made her debut in Hollywood with "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" this year, says working in the West is an extension of her creativity and talent, adding that she will never forget her roots.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
'Dobaara' to release on May 19
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) "Dobaara", starring actors and siblings Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem, is slated to release on May 19.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
My wife better dancer than me: Pritam Singh (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) RJ-turned-actor and anchor Pritam Singh, who will be seen participating in the upcoming eighth season of dance reality show "Nach Baliye", says he is excited to share screen space with his wife Amanjjot. He feels she is a better dancer than him.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SC must first give verdict on Ayodha issue, says Yechury
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court cannot absolve itself of its responsibilities on the Ayodhya issue and has to first come out with a verdict in the case, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Facebook unveils new shopping ad format 'collection'
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Facebook on Friday announced a new shopping ad format called 'collection' to help marketers showcase their products in more visually appealing ways.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sharrock in talks to direct 'The One and Only Ivan'
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Director Thea Sharrock is in talks to direct "The One and Only Ivan", Disney's adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Famous Indian artists to exhibit works in the capital
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Famous Indian artists like Samir Aich, Amrut Patel and Anjan Chakraborty, irrespective of their work experience, are already recognised and have received national acclaim in some form or the other.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Shiv Sena MP 'grounded' for assaulting Air India staffer
Mumbai/New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) on Friday banned Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad from flying on Air India and four private airlines for assaulting an Air India employee.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Rioting breaks out in Gurdaspur prison, forces rushed
Chandigarh, March 24 (IANS) Rioting broke out in the Gurdaspur jail in north Punjab on Friday after two groups of inmates clashed which left some inmates injured, the police said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Poor sleep impairs ability to interpret facial expressions
New York, March 24 (IANS) Your ability to recognise whether those around you are happy or sad could suffer due to poor sleep, says a study.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Flexible glass for tiny medical devices developed
New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex, adding a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Manohar to remain ICC Chairman
Dubai, March 24 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced that Chairman Shashank Manohar has agreed to defer his recent resignation following an ICC Board resolution to request him to remain in the post "until the ongoing process relating to governance and financial restructuring are completed".
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak released
Cairo, March 24 (IANS) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was set free on Friday and left the military hospital where he had spent most of the last six years since the revolution that ousted him, according to his lawyer.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Indian basket of crude oils goes below $50 a barrel
New Delhi/New York, March 24 (IANS) The Indian basket of crude oils went below the psychological $50-a-barrel-mark this week as global prices fell on the back of a supply glut from rising US crude inventories, offsetting some of the output cut efforts from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amy Schumer exits 'Barbie' movie
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Actress Amy Schumer has left the film "Barbie" over a scheduling conflict.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stevie Nicks wants The Weeknd to clean up his lyrics
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Singer Stevie Nicks is a big fan of singer The Weeknd but thinks he needs to clean up his lyrics.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Honda Cars expects positive growth in 2017-18
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) is expecting to complete the current financial year ending this month with a "negative growth" over last year, but is hopeful to achieve a positive growth in sales in 2017-18, a company official said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Smith relaxes after meeting the Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, March 24 (IANS) On the eve of Australia's fourth and final cricket Test against India here, the visiting team led by skipper Steve Smith met Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,Religion
Indian equities close with gains, banks stocks surge
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Healthy buying in banking stocks pushed the Indian equity markets higher on Friday, coupled with broadly positive European indices, a marginally strong rupee and foreign funds' inflows.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Japan's NTT Communications to hold 100% stake in Netmagic
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The government on Friday said it has given Japan's NTT Communications Corporation the go-ahead to increase its stake in data centre company Netmagic Solutions to 100 per cent, from 81.63 per cent, through investment of Rs 533.83 crore.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Past with Kareena is world secret, quips Shahid
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Happily married to Mira, and loving his new real life role as a father, actor Shahid Kapoor chose to "get back" when asked about his "secret past" with actress Kareena Kapoor Khan here on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tripura police probing threats to TMC leader-turned-BJP member
Agartala, March 24 (IANS) Thed Tripura Police on Friday began investigating threat calls to former minister and veteran TMC leader Ratan Chakraborty, who joined the BJP on Thursday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots
London, March 24 (IANS) More than 10 million UK workers are at high risk of being replaced by robots within 15 years as the automation of routine tasks gathers pace in a new machine age, a report said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
New vitamin may help DNA repair, reverse ageing process
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Scientists have identified a vitamin that plays a key role in repairing damaged DNA and may lead to the development of a drug that can reverse ageing, fight cancer as well as help in space travel.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Becoming father an unbelievable feeling for Rannvijay Singha
Alwar (Rajasthan), March 24 (IANS) Actor-TV host Rannvijay Singha, who was blessed with a daughter in January, says that becoming a father has been a natural progression and is an unbelievable feeling.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 more arrested over London terror attack
London, March 24 (IANS) Two more "significant arrests" were made on Friday for the Westminster terror attack as investigators continue to question eight suspects arrested earlier during raids across Britain.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Uganda beefs up security ahead of World Cross Country meet
Kampala, March 24 (IANS) Host Uganda has beefed up security in and around the capital Kampala where the 2017 World Cross Country athletics championships are slated to be held on March 26.
2017-03-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Athletics
German football clubs oppose Confed Cup participation
Berlin, March 24 (IANS) Germany's football team head coach Joachim Loew is facing a difficult year which could affect his preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Loew seems to be trapped in a difficult situation as he on one hand has to select a competitive team for this summer's 2017 Confederations Cup, and at the same time prepare his talented youngsters for the European Under-21 Championship in Poland mid-June 2017.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Facial recognition tech helps diagnose rare genetic disease
New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have successfully used a facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease that mainly affects children of African, Asian and Latin American descent, paving the way for physicians to diagnose the disease by snapping a photo.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Clashes in JNU over controversial UGC notification
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A group of JNU students clashed with private security guards on the campus on Friday during a protest demonstration over a controversial notification restricting the number of scholars a professor can guide for M.Phil and Ph.D courses.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' crosses Rs 100 crore mark in India
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan-starrer romantic comedy film "Badrinath Ki Dulhania" has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic box office.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hoping to get back to 'Padmavati' set soon: Shahid
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor says he is looking forward to begin work soon on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati", the sets of which were vandalised twice by fringe elements opposing the film's content.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kochi renovation work disappoints FIFA ahead of U-17 World Cup
Kochi, March 24 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA on Friday expressed deep concern over the pace of work here for the Under-17 World Cup which is less than 200 days away.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
In 8 years in Parliament, Yogi Adityanath's most recurring debate topic: Hindu affairs
"It is unfortunate that some opponents, communalists are trying to portray him as a rabble-rouser and fringe personality. They should go through his parliamentary debates. Those reveal his seasoned thinking on various issues of governance," union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on his Facebook page on March 19, 2017, referring to Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Opinion/Commentary
CBI court summons five more persons in coal block case
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A court here on Friday issued summons to five more persons against whom the CBI filed fresh supplementary chargesheet, including Jindal Steel's adviser Anand Goel, in a coal block allocation case against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and others.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Three-day 'Cognizance 2017' kick-starts at IIT Roorkee
Roorkee, March 24 (IANS) Aimed at unleashing the potential of budding engineers to develop ideas that can make the lives of Indians better, the three-day annual event 'Cognizance 2017' of IIT Roorkee kick-started here on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Technology,Education
2mn overseas S.Koreans eligible for presidential election voting
Seoul, March 24 (IANS) Nearly 2 million overseas South Koreans will be allowed to vote in the country's upcoming presidential election, officials said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Priyanka welcomes Kortajarena to cast of 'Quantico'
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has welcomed Jon Kortajarena, a Basque model-actor, to the cast of her American drama series "Quantico".
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Do-or-die for both India & Australia in series decider (Preview)
Dharamsala, March 24 (IANS) With the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) geared up to host its first ever Test and the four-match series between India and Australia locked at 1-1, a lot will be at stake when the two top-ranked sides face each other in the decider, starting here from Saturday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Digital technology to accelerate business growth: Study
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Adoption of advanced business digital technologies can lead to increase in revenues by up to 27 per cent, increase in employment by up to 84 per cent, and enhanced access to international markets by up to 65 per cent for small and medium businesses (SMBs), said a joint study by Assocham-Deloitte.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Hamsa Nandini's special cameo in NTR's next film
Chennai, March 24 (IANS) Actress Hamsa Nandini, most known for her appearances in item songs, has landed a cameo in the upcoming yet-untitled Telugu outing starring Jr. NTR, a source said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Panasonic to launch 'intelligent' smartphones on March 27
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) In a bid to provide great experiences to consumers, Panasonic India is set to launch two smart intelligence-based smartphones on March 27 in the country.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP demands anti-Romeo squads in Bihar
Patna, March 24 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday demanded the setting up of anti-Romeo squads in Bihar for women's safety in line with neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP slaughter house crackdown to hit 25 lakh: CPI-M
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The CPI-M on Friday said the crackdown on slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh will affect the livelihood of 25 lakh people and urged the Modi government to protect minorities' rights.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
State Bank of Travancore gets ready to go into oblivion
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) After more than seven decades in existence and often referred to as Kerala's own bank, the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) will on March 31 go into oblivion. From the new fiscal, the bank will be merged with the State Bank of India (SBI).
2017-03-24
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Virat Kohli unperturbed by Australian media jibes
Dharamsala, March 24 (IANS) India cricket captain Virat Kohli on Friday said he is unperturbed by the talk surrounding him in the Australian media and that he is not focussing too much on it, ahead of the fourth and final Test, starting here on Saturday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Kerala to get representation in Modi cabinet
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Kerala will get a representation in the Modi cabinet during the next reshuffle, a party leader said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
We fixed vulnerabilities years back: Apple on Wikileaks CIA documents
Washington, March 24 (IANS) A day after WikiLeaks published its second archive of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) files claiming the agency developed hacking devices for Apple products, the Cupertino-based tech company has refuted security vulnerabilities in its products.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Enough is enough, Maharashtra CM to medicos
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday appealed to the agitating medicos to return to duty as his government had accepted their demands.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
US lawmakers propose sanctions against Iran
Washington, March 24 (IANS) A group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill in the senate that would impose tighter sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile programme.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
SC suggestion for Ayodhya talks unwise: CPI-M
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Chief Justice J.S. Khehar's suggestion that all parties in the Ayodhya dispute should settle the matter through talks "is superfluous and unwise", the CPI-M said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
N. Korea sends condolences for London terror attack
Pyongyang, March 24 (IANS) North Korea on Friday sent condolences to the UK for Wednesday's terror attack in London outside the Parliament which claimed five lives.
2017-03-24
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
NEET to be held in 23 more cities
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) With a record over 11 lakh students registering for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical course, the CBSE on Friday announced 23 more new examination cities taking the total number to 103.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
With increasing urbanisation, new nutrition challenges
The world has vowed to eliminate poverty and hunger by 2030 as part of 169 sustainable development goals adopted in 2015. Yet, increasing urbanisation is posing new challenges to progress, according to a new report, and India is particularly vulnerable because it faces the twin burden of under- and over-nutrition.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Indian equities trade with gains, banks stocks surge
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) The Indian equity markets on Friday traded with gains for the second consecutive session on the back of broadly positive Asian indices, foreign funds' inflows and healthy buying witnessed in banking stocks.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Google introduces shortcuts to its Search
New York, March 24 (IANS) Tech giant Google has introduced shortcuts on the Google Search app for Android, iOS and Google.com on the mobile web that gives users the ability to explore deeper within topics they care about.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Shiv Sena MP refuses to apologise for assaulting airline staffer
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Friday refused to apologise for assaulting an Air India staffer "25 times" with his footwear and said he would travel by the same airlines' flight to go to Pune in the evening.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Beijing not seeking to militarise South China Sea'
Canberra, March 24 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday said his country is not seeking to militarise the South China Sea and its presence in the area is only to maintain freedom of navigation.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
EC puts on hold appointment of J&K PSU vice chairs
Jammu, March 24 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday put on hold the appointments of vice chairmen in PSUs of the Jammu and Kashmir government in view of the Model Code of Conduct that is in place ahead of two Lok Sabha bypolls in April.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Business/Economy
Drug-resistant TB cases rising in India: Lancet
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Incidences of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) -- associated with high mortality rate -- is on the rise in India, while threatening to derail the progress achieved in controlling the disease, researchers say.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Goa will be India's first beggar-free state: Parrikar
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) Goa will strive to become India's first beggar-free state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said in his budget speech on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Declare black money by March 31 or face penalty: warns I-T Dept
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) With the scheme to declare unaccounted income coming to an end on March 31, the income tax department on Friday warned black money holders to make use of the remaining period or face penalty.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Upcoming summit aimed at lending Women a powerful voice
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) In what promises to be an event aimed at lending a platform to women, the focus of an upcoming summit here is on women at work, achievers, women in public life, parliamentarians, CEOs, entrepreneurs, artists and culturists.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
How Alzheimer's protein breaches cell membranes
New York, March 24 (IANS) New research led by an Indian-origin scientist has found how protein that collects in the brain of persons with Alzheimer's disease penetrates the cell membranes.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Exercising 2.5 hours a week may slow Parkinson's
New York, March 24 (IANS) At least 150 minutes of weekly exercise may help people suffering from Parkinson's disease by improving mobility impairment and health-related quality of life, a study has showed.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year
Beijing, March 24 (IANS) China registers around 900,000 new cases of tuberculosis every year and remains among the 30 countries with the highest incidence of the disease, despite a decline in cases since 2011, health authorities said here on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
3 Tamil films to be screened at New York film fest
Chennai, March 24 (IANS) Three unreleased Tamil films "Merku Thodarchi Maalai", "Oru Kidayin Karunai Mani" and "Sigai" will be screened at the 17th edition of New York Indian Film Festival.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Diaspora
Can't take suo moto action against MP for assault, says Speaker
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday said that "suo moto action" cannot be taken against Shiv Sena member Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting an airline staffer, but stressed that "no MP is allowed to misbehave with anyone".
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Indian highways completion is highest in FY17'
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Despite extended monsoons and demonetisation, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has achieved the best track record in completing highway projects during the current financial year ending March, an analyst report said on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kalam's lessons, weight loss tips and a flight attendant's life (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Take lessons from former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to ensure that a better life becomes possible for everyone, know about a liberating new way to tame hunger and lose weight, get an uncensored insight into a flight attendant's colourful life, and flick through an interesting tale about a bright red Bench that creates confusion, stupidity, and even the desire to commit a crime.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Schumer feels lucky to have protective beau
New York, March 24 (IANS) Actress Amy Schumer feels lucky to be in a relationship with Ben Hanisch because he is "very protective" and understanding of her fame.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Video shows rapid deterioration of Great Barrier Reef
sydney, March 24 (IANS) Environmental organisation Greenpeace on Friday released a video showing the "silent and high-speed destruction" of the Great Barrier Reef, caused by coral bleaching that has occurred for two years in a row.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Simeone still raw over Champions League defeat
Madrid, March 24 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone revealed the hurt he felt and how he almost left the Spanish football club in the wake of last season's defeat to Real Madrid on penalties in last season's Champions League final.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BJP lawmakers suspended from Telangana assembly
Hyderabad, March 24 (IANS) All five BJP members in the Telangana legislative assembly were on Friday suspended from the house for two days for disrupting the proceedings.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Oppo F3 Plus smartphone: Brave front camera (Tech Review)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) China-based Oppo has done well in India, capturing 8.6 per cent market share in 2016, and the company has progressively shifted its strategy towards the premium end of devices.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Sujoy Ghosh to make short film on Satyajit Ray story
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) "Kahani" fame director Sujoy Ghosh says he is making a short film on a story by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RS disrupted over new Commission for Backward Classes
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Friday witnessed an uproar and was adjourned for 10 minutes over the government reportedly approving a proposal to create a new National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
CBI charges five more in Jindal case
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) on Friday charged five more persons in a coal block allocation case against former Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal and others.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Singing for Shekhar Ravjiani was an honour: KJo
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Karan Johar has tried his hand at singing and says crooning a number for composer Shekhar Ravjiani was an honour for him.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Forex trading tips: Trade well, rather than often
What is the secret behind profitable forex trading? Major traders fail as they are unable to read the market successfully or because they are impatient. Yet, trading is no rocket science. I have a simple mantra: Emotional discipline and patience.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
FC Barcelona bids farewell to ex-president Agusti Montal
Barcelona, March 24 (IANS) Barcelona bid farewell to the Spanish football club's former President Agusti Montal who passed away a day earlier at 82 years of age.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rodriguez gives Colombia victory over Bolivia
Barranquilla (Colombia), March 24 (IANS) A late strike from James Rodriguez handed Colombia a barely deserved 1-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2018 football World Cup South American zone qualifier here.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Astronauts to spacewalk for orbiting lab's upgrade
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Starting Friday, Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct up to three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) to prepare for the future arrival of commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware, NASA said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Apple acquires iOS automation tool 'Workflow'
San Francisco, March 24 (IANS) US tech giant Apple has acquireed 'Workflow,' a popular iOS tool that allows users combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes, media reported on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Former Volkswagen chairman mulls sale of controlling stake
Berlin, March 24 (IANS) Volkswagen Group's former Chairman Ferdinand Piech, owner of 14.7 per cent of the voting shares in Porsche SE, is said to be discussing sale of his stake, the media reported on Friday.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy
'Anaarkali of Aarah': Swara shines in this hard-hitting drama (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Anaarkali of Aarah"; Director: Avinash Das; Cast: Swara Bhaskar, Sanjai Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, Ishtiyak Khan; Rating: ***
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Redouble efforts to eliminate TB: President
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked all stakeholders to redouble their efforts in eliminating tuberculosis.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Paulinho hat-trick secures Brazil victory over Uruguay
Montevideo, March 24 (IANS) Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho bagged a hat-trick as Brazil edged closer to qualifying for next year's football World Cup with a 4-1 victory over Uruguay here.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Syria beat Uzbekistan 1-0, keep 2018 FIFA World Cup hopes alive
Krubong (Malaysia), March 24 (IANS) A penalty successfully converted by Omar Kharbin in the dying minutes of the game gave Syria a vital 1-0 win over Uzbekistan that the war-torn country's team needed to keep alive its hopes of advancing towards the 2018 football World Cup finals in Russia.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Krubong,Sports,Football
EFA chief slams English fans for booing, chanting against Germany
London, March 24 (IANS) English Football Association Chairman Greg Clarke criticised the behavior of some of the British fans attending the international match against hosts Germany.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Time I spent on the Ganges will stay with me forever: Morgan Freeman
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Morgan Freeman, who was on a working trip to India last year, terms his experience of being in the country "settling". The Oscar-winning screen legend says memories of the time he spent on the Ganges will forever remain with him.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three Maoists killed in Jharkhand
Ranchi, March 24 (IANS) Three Maoists were killed in a gun battle between two of its groups in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Friday, the police said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran beat Qatar 1-0 in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
Doha, March 24 (IANS) Iran edged past Qatar 1-0 in a Group A fixture of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium here.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Twitter considering paid subscription to power users
New York, March 24 (IANS) Twitter is considering offering an advanced TweetDeck experience, with more powerful tools to help marketers and professionals find out what is happening in the world quicker, to gain more insights, and see the broadest range of what people are saying on the social network.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian woman, son found murdered in US
Vijayawada, March 24 (IANS) An Indian woman and her seven-year-old son were found dead in their home in New Jersey, according to the family in Andhra Pradesh.
2017-03-24
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not just 'Adarsh Bhartiya Nari', Sita was a warrior: Amish Tripathi
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) He is the author of the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history -- "The Shiva Trilogy" -- and his last book, "Scion of Ikshvaku", was the biggest literary blockbuster of 2015, all of which have together sold over 3.5 million copies.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features,Human Interest/Society
Gravitational waves boot monster black hole from galactic core
Washington, March 24 (IANS) NASA's Hubble space telescope has detected a supermassive black hole that has been kicked out of the centre of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Taiwan court hears landmark same-sex marriage case
Taipei, March 24 (IANS) A panel of judges at Taiwan's top court began hearing a landmark case on Friday that could make the island the first in Asia to introduce same-sex marriage.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Immigration/Law/Rights
Face recognition robots already making our lives a misery (The Funny Side)
I ran at Olympic speed for a bus but missed it, so I had to pretend that I always go jogging in a business suit and I ended up a sweaty mess a kilometre from the transport hub.
2017-03-24
Category: International, India,Features
56% disapprove of Republican health care bill: Poll
Washington, March 24 (IANS) A majority of American voters, 56 per cent, disapprove of the Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, according to a poll.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hurdles notwithstanding, Akshaya Patra feeds 1.6 million schoolkids daily (Book Review)
Book: Gods Own Kitchen; Auhtor: Rashmi Bansal; Publisher: Westland; Pages: 263; Price: Rs 350
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Education,Human Interest/Society
US Secret Service officials expected to face discipline
Washington, March 24 (IANS) At least six Secret Service employees are expected to face discipline over a security breach in which a man gained entry to White House grounds, a media report said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Additional information sought on ex-US NSA's Russia ties
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Republican and Democrat lawmakers are demanding more information about connections between President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, a media report said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
US rejects Russian invite to Afghan peace conference
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The US will not attend a peace conference on Afghanistan organised by Russia on April 14 in Moscow, according to US State Department sources.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
220,000 more birds culled in Japan
Tokyo, March 24 (IANS) Japanese authorities announced on Friday that some 220,000 more poultry were culled due to an outbreak of bird flu that has reappeared since the end of 2016.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Warm Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) It was a warm morning in Delhi on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 21 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, about three degrees more than Thursday's minimum.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Key Indian equity indices trade higher in early session
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened in the green on Friday following mixed global cues.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Air India 'blacklists' Shiv Sena MP for assaulting staffer
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Air India on Friday blacklisted "unruly" Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who admitted to assaulting an airline staffer "25 times" with his shoes and attempted to throw him out of the aircraft on Thursday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Darshan sought psychologist's help for 'Mirza Juuliet' role
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Actor Darshan Kumar, whose next release is "Mirza Juuliet", says he needed to speak to a psychologist to get into the mind of his character in the movie.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Spain assures 2% of GDP spending on defence by 2024
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Spanish Defence Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal has reaffirmed Madrid's commitment to spend two per cent of its GDP on defence, but not before the 2024 deadline established by NATO.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jammu-Srinagar highway partially opened
Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Only one-way traffic was allowed to move on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday due to bottle-necks at many places, a traffic department official said.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
I'm President, and you're not: Trump
Washington, March 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended some of the most controversial claims of his young political career in a wide-ranging interview with Time magazine.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
10 dead in Bangladesh road accident
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed in Bangladesh and several others injured early on Friday as a truck veered off a road in the Mymensingh district, a police official said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump demands vote on healthcare plan on Friday
Washington, March 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has demanded that House Republicans vote on Friday on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a media report said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Health/Medicine
Zayn Malik hid in sheets to escape fans
Paris, March 24 (IANS) Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik reportedly hid among dirty bedsheets to escape his fans outside a hotel here.
2017-03-24
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Social media makes people depressed: David Gandy
London, March 24 (IANS) British model David Gandy says social media is a source of depression for people.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump demands vote on healthcare plan on Friday
Washington, March 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded that House Republicans vote on the bill to overturn and replace Obamacare before the weekend.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Editors should welcome voices of young journalists: Raghav Bahl
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Renowned media professional Raghav Bahl thinks all senior editors should encourage the opinion and thoughts of young journalists as "their perspectives towards any news and situation are different and connected to the new age digital readers".
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media
Lovato visited Disneyland to celebrate sobriety
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Singer-actress Demi Lovato says that she celebrated her five years of sobriety by visiting Disneyland.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
London attacker identified as Khalid Masood
London, March 24 (IANS) Police on Thursday identified Khalid Masood as the man who carried out the Westminster attack, as the death toll rose to five.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Cyrus, Hemsworth to start a family?
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Singer-actress Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth has sparked speculation that they are planning on starting a family soon.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Anaarkali Of Aarah': Swara is spectacular, 'Anaarkari Of Aarah' is simply stunning (Review)
Film: "Anaarkali Of Aarah"; Director: Avinash Das; Starring: Swara Bhaskar, Sanjai Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, Ishteyak Khan; Rating: ****1/2
2017-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
London attack death toll rises to five
London, March 24 (IANS) A 75-year-old man died on Thursday evening following the Westminster attack, taking the death toll to five, including the attacker, police said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Republicans delay US House vote on healthcare plan
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The Republican leadership in the US House of Representatives postponed the vote that had been scheduled for later on Thursday on the new healthcare plan to replace Obamacare due to the lack of support among their own party, congressional officials confirmed to EFE new agency.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gomez feels 'defeated' by her youthful appearance
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez thinks her youthful looks have restricted her acting career.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Oil prices decline on rising US stockpiles
New York, March 24 (IANS) Oil prices extended losses on Thursday as rising US crude inventories intensified concerns about market oversupply.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Beyonce FaceTimes with teen cancer patient
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles used video calling app FaceTime to connect with young cancer patient Ebony Banks, after a social media campaign under the hashtag #EbobmeetsBeyonce grabbed her attention.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fire breaks out at Bangladesh's 31-story central bank building
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) A fire broke out at 31-story building of Bangladesh's central bank in capital Dhaka's central Motijheel business district on Thursday night, a fireman said.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Israeli police arrest teen for bomb hoaxes
Jerusalem, March 24 (IANS) Israel's cyber police arrested on Thursday an Israeli-American teen suspected of sending bomb threats to "hundreds" of Jewish institutions around the world.
2017-03-24
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya to form House panel to inspect uranium boreholes
Shillong, March 24 (IANS) The Meghalaya government on Thursday conceded to the demand of opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) to constitute an Assembly Committee to inspect the 1,500 boreholes drilled for exploration of uranium in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills district.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Maharashtra doctors withdraw mass leave agitation
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) In a late night development, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Thursday urged all resident medicos to call off their four-day-long mass CL agitation immediately.
2017-03-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Internet services must act against hate: British Secretary; UN mourns London victims
United Nations, March 24 (IANS) Internet and social media service providers must "invigilate" against content promoting hate and terror on the Internet and take them down, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told reporters on Thursday after the Security Council had mourned the victims of Wednesday's terrorist attack in London with a moment of silence.
2017-03-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Terrorism
Left Front peasants wings' march on May 22 in Bengal
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) As many as 11 farmers' wings of the Left Front in West Bengal, including CPI-M's peasants' front All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), on Thursday announced that they would march to Nabanna -- the state secretariat -- on May 22 to protest anti-farmers measures.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Six arrested for running fake company, cheating bank
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Six people including an employee of a private bank were arrested from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district for allegedly running a fake company and fraudulently withdrawing large amount from the bank, police said on Thursday.
2017-03-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sushma exposes concocted story of 'kidnapped' Indian in Serbia
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday exposed a concocted story of an Indian "kidnapped" in the central European nation of Serbia, saying it was a stage-managed act.
2017-03-24
Category: International, India,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maharashtra doctors withdraw mass leave agitation
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) In a late night development, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) urged all resident medicos to call off their four-day-long mass CL agitation immediately.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Shun pressuring government for transfer-posting: Modi to UP MPs
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Days after the BJP installed its government under Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cautioned party MPs from the state to refrain from pressurising state officials and asked them to focus on development of their region, sources said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Men more prone to infertility due to less sleep: Experts
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Men are more likely to have infertility with less sleep than women, said IVF experts on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Call to help farmers increase income levels
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y.S. Chowdary on Thursday called for finding ways and means to help farmers increase their income levels and reduce the cost of living.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Infosys, Tech Mahindra, TCS bag top awards by Hyderabad IT body
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Infosys, Tech Mahindra and Tata Consultancy Services bagged top IT exporter awards by the Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA).
2017-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Katamarayudu' Pawan Kalyan's biggest release in US
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Pawan Kalyan-starrer Telugu action-drama "Katamarayudu" will have its US premiere on Thursday in around 250 screens, making it the biggest release in the star's career.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Received support from Mumbai Police to shoot 'Daddy': Arjun Rampal
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) National Award winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, whose forthcoming film 'Daddy' is based on gangster turned politician Arun Gawli, says Mumbai Police was quite supportive during the film's shooting.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
No 'conflict of interest' in Sidhu's TV show: Punjab AG
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda has not found any conflict of interest in criceter turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's working as state Cabinet minister and his work on popular 'The Kapil Sharma Show', an official sourse said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Cos hail new payment system for fertiliser subsidies
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Welcoming the proposed change in fertliser subsidy payment to companies, the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI)'s Director General Satish Chander on Thursday said subsidy payments to the companies will not be delayed with the new system.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Auditors should ensure nations meet environmental commitments: President
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said auditors should play an important role in making nations meet their commitments on environment treaties.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
New taxi app to provide roadside pickup
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) People in Delhi and some other cities will now have a wider choice of taxis with the launch of a new app that also provides roadside pickup, and commission-free registration and enrolment to cab drivers.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Human Interest/Society
India for expediting WTO deal
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India on Thursday called for expediting negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on a trade facilitation agreement in services (TFS), saying multilateral bodies cannot afford to deliver slowly in the present global context.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Politics
Rs 5,021-crore central assistance to disaster-affected states
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A high-level committee chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a total of nearly Rs 5,021-crore assistance to 10 states affected by natural disasters.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
BJP government destroying institutions: Congress
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused the BJP-led government of destroying the country's institutions and said "this could not be the way to move forward".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian Navy's all-women team to sail across globe
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Indian Navy's all-women team is likely to set sail for journey around the world in June, Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Defence/Security
President condoles deaths in London attack
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the loss of lives in the terror attack in London a day earlier and said India received the news with "shock and sadness".
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Karnataka childcare workers call off stir over wage hike
Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) About 10,000 childcare workers (Anganwadis) and their helpers in Karnataka called off their four-day agitation on Thursday after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured them of a wage hike soon.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education,Health/Medicine
Delhi sees hottest March 23 in six years
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The national capital saw the hottest March 23 in the past six years with the maximum temperature settling at 37.2 degrees Celsius on Thursday, seven notches above the season's average, the Met office said. It has forecast similar weather on Friday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Evolve with technology, LG tells Delhi Police
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday advised Delhi Police to evolve with the technology for proper upkeep of records and for random checks of existing systems.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Resident doctors in Delhi go on strike, 800 surgeries postponed
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Over 20,000 resident doctors in the national capital on Thursday went on mass casual leave in solidarity with their Maharashtra counterparts, leading to postponement of over 800 surgeries across Delhi government and civic body-run hospitals, and also left thousands of patients in the lurch with OPD functions hit.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Would be happy if Advani becomes India's President: Mamata
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would be happy if BJP's veteran leader and Lok Sabha member L.K. Advani is elected as President of India.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Haseeb Drabu is Chairman of north zone finance ministers' panel
Jammu, March 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu was on Thursday appointed as Chairman of the Empowered Committee of Finance Ministers of North Zone, an official statement here said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Russia accuses West of planning to torpedo 2018 World Cup
Moscow, March 23 (IANS) Moscow accused the West on Thursday of preparing a major campaign with the aim of preventing Russia hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
180 mn Indians watching YouTube on mobile phones alone
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) With nearly 300 millions smartphone users in the country as better connectivity and affordable data plans come to the fore, YouTube on Thursday said it has now reached 180 million Indians on mobile phones alone.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology
Separatist leaders' arrest to add fuel to fire: Farooq
Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) National Conference (NC) President and candidate for Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll in Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that the detention of separatist leaders will precipitate an already volatile situation in Kashmir.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Bangladesh to join India's South Asia Satellite initiative
Dhaka, March 23 (IANS) Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India to formally join New Delhi's 'South Asia Satellite' initiative, through which the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite for serving the South Asia region.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Science/Tech,Technology,Diplomacy
Congress questions move to replace tribunals; some legal experts differ
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The governments move to do away with eight tribunals by assigning their work to existing ones and assume power to appoint/remove their members was qestioned by the Congress on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
China can improve to keep 2018 World Cup dream alive, says coach Lippi
Changsha (China), March 23 (IANS) China's Italian head coach Marcello Lippi believes his team can improve to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for 2018 football World Cup after Team Dragon clinched a 1-0 home win over South Korea here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Not consulted by Centre on Teesta, state's interests come first: Mamata
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Amid speculation of a likely deal on Teesta during the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina next month, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she will prioritize her state's interest while deciding on the proposed water sharing treaty with Bangladesh and claimed the Centre has not consulted her over the issue.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Initiate SOPs for prevention of vector-borne diseases: LG
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday directed that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) be put in place for preventing vector-borne dengue and chikungunya diseases in Delhi.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Man dies of burn injuries, another injured in factory fire
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A 22-year-old man was burnt alive while another worker sustained injuries when a fire broke out in a shoe factory in west Delhi, police said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Resolve issues with Bangladesh, Tripura CM urges Centre
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Ahead of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India early next month, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday urged the Centre to resolve all disputes and issues pending with the neighbouring country.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
SC working on less-paper petitions: Chief Justice
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court is taking steps to curtail paper-based work to the minimum and making the task of justice delivery easier as well as faster.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bombay HC orders doctors to resume work; agitation continues
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Hours after the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government to provide security in state-run hospitals and ordered all resident doctors to return to duty immediately, their mass casual leave agitation continued for the fourth day on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
Goa, Bengal to meet in Santosh Trophy final
Bambolim (Goa), March 23 (IANS) Hosts Goa beat Kerala 2-1 in the second semi-final of the 71st national football championship for the Santosh Trophy to set up their summit clash with Bengal after the latter prevailed over Mizoram 6-5 in sudden death in the first semi here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Scotland Yard identifies London terror attacker
London, March 23 (IANS) Scotland Yard on Thursday formally identified the London terror attacker as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, who was known to police, the BBC reported.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Saffron party' threatening Bengali poet Srijato: Mamata
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said a certain party "engaged in saffronisation" is threatening Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay who is courting controversy over a poem that allegedly hurt Hindu religious sentiments.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'50% North-West Delhi facing exclusion from government schemes'
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A survey, participated in by 1,000 respondents from seven settlements of the North-West District here, has revealed that 50 per cent of them are facing exclusion from major government schemes.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Giving MP ticket to K.D. Singh was blunder: Mamata
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) After police initiated a case against the Alchemist Chief and Trinamool Congress MP K.D. Singh for allegedly cheating investors, West Bengal Chief Minister and party's supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said giving him a ticket was a "blunder".
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian, Pakistan Army personnel exchange greetings, sweets on LoC
Jammu, March 23 (IANS) Officers and jawans of the Indian and Pakistani armies on Thursday exchanged greetings and sweets on the occasion of Pakistan's Resolution Day at the Poonch-Rawalakot crossing point and Mendhar Hot Spring Crossing Point in Jammu and Kashmir, an official source said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Indian Navy team to again scale Mt. Everest
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Its personnel have ventured to a depth of 40 meters below sea level and the an Indian Navy team is all set to once again scale the world's highest peak at 8,848 meters, with an expedition to Mt. Everest being flagged off by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Refrain from transferring of officials, Modi cautions BJP MPs from UP
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Days after the BJP installed its government under Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cautioned party MPs from the state to refrain from pressurising state officials and asked them to focus on development of their region, sources said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Policy to tackle NPAs coming very soon: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The government will shortly announce measures to deal with the major problem of banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, that it has drawn up in consultation with the RBI, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
No move to end reservation for SCs, STs: Government
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The BJP-led central government rejected the charge that it was trying to end reservation for SCs and STs, as the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2017, that seeks to modify the list of Scheduled Castes in Odisha.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two held for robbing money, revolver from Bengaluru cop
Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) Two thieves were arrested in Mangaluru for allegedly robbing a service revolver from a head constable in Bengaluru north a month ago, a top police official said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajya Sabha approves Appropriation Bills
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Thursday approved and subsequently returned the Appropriation Bill, 2017 and the Appropriation (No 2) Bill, 2017 to authorise payment and appropriation of certain sums out of the Consolidated fund of India for the services of the financial year 2017-18.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
China's World Cup hopes rekindled with victory over South Korea
Changsha (China), March 23 (IANS) China's hopes to qualify for the 2018 football World Cup have been rekindled as Italian head coach Marcello Lippi's wards registered a 1-0 home win over South Korea here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Teenaged Mehedi Hasan earns maiden ODI call-up for Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 23 (IANS) Ahead of the three-match One-day International (ODI) cricket series against Sri Lanka, starting on Saturday, Bangladesh on Thursday bolstered their spin attack with the inclusion of teenaged offie Mehedi Hasan.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
NCST approves five additional ST seats in Sikkim assembly
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on Thursday approved a proposal for five additional seats for tribals in Sikkim assembly, a statement said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Man held for 'driving at crowd' in Belgium
Brussels, March 23 (IANS) A man was arrested in the Belgian city of Antwerp after he drove at high speed towards a crowd on Thursday, police said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Reliance Infra lowest bidder in TN road project
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure Ltd has emerged as the lowest bidder for developing the national highway project in Tamil Nadu, sources said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
New Zealand's Southee ruled of third Test vs South Africa
Hamilton, March 23 (IANS) New Zealand suffered a major jolt on Thursday after vice-captain and strike bowler Tim Southee was ruled out of the third cricket Test against South Africa with a hamstring tear.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Lawyers' strike paralyses judiciary in Delhi, BCI withdraws suggestion
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Judicial work in the national capital on Thursday was paralysed as 6,000 city lawyers went on strike to protest a Bar Council of India (BCI) suggestion to the Law Commission that lawyers should be banned from going on strike and slapped with penalties if they do. With no work conducted in the six district courts, the Bar Council later withdrew the suggestion.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yubrini enters semis of Rendez-Vous tennis meet
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Bengal's Yubrini Banerjee made it to the last four in the girls singles under-18 category of the ongoing Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros national series tennis tournament here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Injured Rohit, Kedar ruled out of Deodhar Trophy
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma and his India teammate Kedar Jadhav were on Thursday ruled out of the upcoming Deodhar Trophy one-day tournament due to injuries.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Facilities for disabled being provided at airports
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said facilities like lifts, ramps, toilets and wheelchairs are being provided at all the airports managed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to persons with disabilities.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Meghalaya to host National Games 2022
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) Meghalaya will be hosting the National Games 2022 coinciding with the 50th year of the creation of the state, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith M. Sangma informed the assembly on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Other Sports
Aseemanand granted bail in Mecca Masjid blast case
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) A city court on Thursday granted conditional bail to former RSS worker Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shiv Sena MP booked for assaulting Air India staff (Third Lead)
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena's Osmanabad MP Ravindra Gaikwad was on Thursday booked in two cases for assaulting an Air India staffer and delaying a scheduled flight.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
France warns of 'extremely high' terror risk
Paris, March 23 (IANS) French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Thursday warned that the terror risk remained "extremely high" and pledged full government mobilisation to ensure safety at home.
2017-03-23
Category: International, France,Politics,Terrorism
IPL: Tahir replaces Mitchell Marsh in Pune Supergiant
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) After failing to find any takers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions last month, South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir on Thursday finally managed to get one when he replaced injured Australian pacer Mitchell Marsh in the Rising Pune Supergiant.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
BJP-RSS targeting Bengal due to disappointment: Mamata
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the RSS is targeting her state due to "disappointment" stemming from a string of poll defeats.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Meghalaya officer tenders apology in assembly
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) A senior Meghalaya official was on Thursday reprimanded before the 60-member state assembly for breaching the privilege of an Independent legislator, John Leslee K. Sangma.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
BJP demands closure of illegal slaughter houses in Bihar
Patna, March 23 (IANS) The opposition BJP on Thursday demanded that illegal slaughter houses flourishing in Bihar should be closed in line with the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'Indian Idol 9' contestant sings for show (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) LV Revanth, currently among the top four finalists of singing reality TV show "Indian Idol 9", has lent his voice to the title track of the upcoming reality show "Sabse Bada Kalakar".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Golfer Shamim takes lead in 3rd round of Kolkata Classic
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Shamim Khans near-flawless short-range game helped him surge ahead by three shots in the penultimate round of the Kolkata Classic golf championship even as his driving woes continued at the Rs 40 lakh prize event here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
Digitalisation of forces is top priority: Bhamre
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Union Minister Subhash Bhamre on Thursday said digitalisation of forces is one of the top priorities of the government, an official said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
EVMs don't change fortunes, voters do: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of misuse of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), levelled by some opposition leaders after the elections in five states, Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said EVMs don't make or break fortunes, but voters do.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Want to try my hand at direction: Sneha Wagh
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) TV actress Sneha Wagh, currently seen on the TV show "Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh", says she wants to try her hand at direction.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Spanish football body orders partial closure of Sevilla stadium
Seville (Spain), March 23 (IANS) The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has ordered a partial closure of Sevilla club's Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, following offensive chants aimed at Real Madrid during the second leg of the Copa del Rey's pre-quarterfinal on January 12.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Open defecation-free Goa by Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Governor
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Thursday said that by October 2, 2019, when the country celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, Goa may well see a complete end to open defecation.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Airtel to acquire Tikona's 4G business for Rs 1,600 crore
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter's 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
London remains an open place: Envoy
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Following Wednesday's terror attack in the heart of London that killed four people, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith asserted on Thursday that the British capital remains an open place.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
HC seeks police reply on ex-legislator Shokeen's plea
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a written response from the city police on a plea by arrested former legislator Rambeer Shokeen, challenging a trial court order to dismiss his bail application.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vivek Mushran shoots barefoot for 'Ek Aastha...' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actor Vivek Mushran says he shoots barefoot on the sets of his upcoming TV show "Ek Aastha Aisi Bhee".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Man held for 'driving at crowd' in Belgium
Brussels, March 23 (IANS) A man was arrested in the Belgian city of Antwerp after he drove at high speed towards a crowd on Thursday, police said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Belgium,Defence/Security,Terrorism
AAP to get back to work in Goa from ground zero
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) After getting decimated in the February 4 state assembly elections, the AAP in Goa has now promised a comeback by building up the party again from ground zero.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BSES payment counters to remain open this Sunday
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) BSES, one of Delhi's two power distribution companies (discoms), on Thursday said cash counters at division offices of its sister discoms BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) will remain open on March 26, 2017, which is a Sunday, between 9 am and 3 pm.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Star kids are always under scrutiny, says Madhuri
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene, who doesn't belong to a filmy background, feels that star kids are always under scrutiny.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP turned civic bodies into dens of corruption: AAP
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The AAP on Thursday accused the BJP of turning the three civic bodies in Delhi into "dens of corruption" and turning the national capital into a "garbage dump".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education,Health/Medicine
Railway clerk booked for depositing demonetised currency notes
Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday said it has registered a case against a railway booking clerk for allegedly accepting Rs 61 lakh in cash in demonetised currency notes.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held with scrapped notes of Rs 1.28-cr in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) Two persons were arrested here for possessing demonetised high-value currency notes of the face value of Rs 1.28 crore in and attempting to exchange them for new notes, the city police said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
YSR Congress to move no-confidence motion against Andhra Speaker
Amaravati, March 23 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party on Thursday decided to move a no-confidence motion against Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly Speaker K. Sivaprasad Rao.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Third Protocol amending India-Singapore DTAA notified
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Third Protocol amending India-Singapore Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) was notified on Thursday. The agreement came into force on February 27 this year.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, Uzbekistan review bilateral issues
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India and Uzbekistan on Thursday reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral issues during the 13th round of foreign office consultations between the two sides here
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Safdarjung Hospital to host Delhi's first advanced workshop on spine deformities
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) and Safdarjung Hospital will host a two-day advanced spine course, witnessing the participation of over 500 spine surgeons from various parts of India to discuss corrections in various types of spine deformities.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two toddlers suffer burn injuries as car catches fire
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Two toddlers playing inside a parked car sustained burn injuries on Thursday when it suddenly caught fire, Delhi Police said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Candidates file nominations for R.K. Nagar by-poll
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) On a day of hectic political developments in the ruling AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu, top political and popular candidates on Thursday filed their nominations for the April 12 by-election for the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pujara backs Kohli as a 'great leader'
Dharamsala, March 23 (IANS) Ahead of the deciding fourth and final cricket Test against Australia, starting on Saturday, Indian middle order mainstay batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said the mind games played by the Kangaroos won't work with the side led by Virat Kohli.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
French tennis body wants to bring its stars to hold clinics in India
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) With Roland Garros organising their junior tennis meet, the 2017 French Open junior wild cards competition for the third straight year in India, there is a possibility of French stars like Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kristina Mladenovic coming over for clinics in the future, an official of the French tennis federation, FFT said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
'Monitoring child smuggling situation closely'
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBSCPCR) is "closely monitoring" the situation following the unearthing of a child smuggling racket in the state.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kiran Bedi stresses on e-learning in police training
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Thursday stressed the need to adopt e-learning techniques for training police officers to "cut cost, time and distance".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Left blasts Modi government for easing political funding
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Left parties on Thursday condemned the Centre's proposal to relax conditions for contributions made by corporate entities to political parties.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sena MP assaults Air India staffer, FIR filed
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Thursday repeatedly assaulted an Air India official with a sandal here after he was forced to travel economy class though he had a business class ticket.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sandeep Anand to play hen in show
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) After playing maid Shaantabai and a pregnant woman, actor Sandeep Anand will essay the role of a hen in the popular TV show "May I Come In Madam?"
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Shraddha was juggling between 'two worlds'
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was shooting for two films -- "Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai" and "Half Girlfriend" -- says it was difficult for her to juggle between the two characters.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Petroleum under GST, but will apply after states agree: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Petroleum products, which will be within the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) slated to be implemented from July 1, would, however, continue to be taxed as per the current taxation regime until the GST Council agrees on applying GST to these products, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Airtel to acquire Tikona's 4G business for Rs 1,600 crore
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced it has entered into an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter's 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore, a company statement said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
We stand by demonetisation; 'shock' was needed: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Asserting that the government fully stood by its November 8 demonetisation, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the decision was needed to "shock the shadow economy" running parallel to the country's economy.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India's current account deficit rises in third quarter
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) India's current account deficit (CAD) rose to $7.9 billion in the third quarter (October-December) of 2016-17 from $7.1 billion in the same quarter of 2015-16, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Life': Suspenseful and thrilling (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Life"; Director: Daniel Espinosa; Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya; Rating: ***1/2
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan envoy's remarks interference in our internal affairs: India
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Following Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's remarks that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir must be resolved according to the aspirations of the Kashmiris, India on Thursday said that the envoy's actions "are tantamount to interference in our internal affairs".
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
India urged to intensify research for multi-drug resistant TB
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) As India continues to have 24 per cent of the world's total Tuberculosis (TB) burden, the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) on Thursday called for a comprehensive research in multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis, citing that resistance to antimicrobials is growing at a faster rate than discovery of newer and more potent drugs.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
British-born blamed for terror attack, eight held (Roundup)
London, March 23 (IANS) A day after a terror attack in the heart of London left four people dead, police on Thursday identified the lone attacker as a British-born and said eight suspects had been arrested.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Waugh finds elements of himself and Ponting in Kohli's captaincy
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) A day after his successor Michael Clarke slammed the Australian media for "tarnishing" India skipper Virat Kohli's image, former Australia captain Steve Waugh on Thursday went one step ahead in complimenting the Indian, saying he sees a bit of Ricky Ponting and himself in the way Kohli goes about his business.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Jumpin Heights completes 50,000 bungee jumps
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), March 23 (IANS) Jumpin Heights, the country's highest bungee jumping platform, on Thursday completed 50,000 bungee jumps in a record of sorts.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Sports,Other Sports
TMC's Tripura unit chairman, 15 other leaders join BJP
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) The TMC's Tripura unit's coordination committee chairman Ratan Chakraborty and 15 other state committee members on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Assam party leader and Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Foreign funds' inflows, short covering lift Indian equities (Roundup)
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Huge inflows of foreign funds, coupled with positive global cues, and healthy buying witnessed in automobile, capital goods and oil and gas stocks lifted the Indian equity markets on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Islamic State claims responsibility for London attack
London, March 23 (IANS) The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in the heart of London that killed four people, the BBC reported.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
National drag race championship final this weekend
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The national drag racing championship's finale will be run at the refurbished Madras Motor Racing track (MMRT) here this weekend with round two scheduled for Saturday and the concluding round on Sunday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
SC defers hearing in Babri Masjid conspiracy case
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred hearing on a CBI plea seeking restoration of criminal conspiracy charge against senior BJP leaders in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case, asking the parties to file written submission focusing on issues to be adjudicated.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India to conduct survey for new rail line with Bangladesh
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region, a minister said here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Keen to settle disputes through dialogue: Pakistan
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Pakistan is keen to settle through dialogue all the issues with India, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Islamabad's High Commissioner Abdul Basit said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Include SRK's Dubai villa's notional rent in returns: IT Tribunal
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal here has rejected Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's claim and ordered that he must include the notional rent accruing from his villa in Dubai in his income tax returns filed in India.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Manipur ministry expanded with induction of 3 ministers
Imphal, March 23 (IANS) The BJP-led coalition ministry in Manipur was expanded on Thursday with induction of three ministers.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Dabholkar's 'Blame It On Yashraj' to have 100th show
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) "Blame It On Yashraj", a comical portrayal of a family caught up in the whirlwind of their daughter's wedding in the play, will have its 100th show on Sunday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rani confident of a good show at women's Hockey World League Round 2
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Buoyed after a 5-0 whitewash of Belarus earlier this month, the Indian women's hockey team skipper Rani Rampal on Thursday said she is confident of a top finish at the Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2, starting on April 1 in West Vancouver.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Google, MeitY launch initiatives to proliferate digital awareness
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) In line with the government's vision to proliferate the digital growth and empower citizens digitally, Google and MeitY on Thursday announced 'Digital Payment Security alliance' initiative that aims to create community awareness on safe and secure digital practices.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi government legalizes political corruption: CPI-M
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday accused the Modi government of creating "new avenues for large-scale money laundering" while claiming to be fighting corruption in public life.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mamata condemns London terror attack
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday denounced the terror attack in London outside the British Parliament which claimed four lives.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Stopped drinking by first acknowledging I had a problem: Pooja Bhatt
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who quit drinking on Christmas last year, says that a person can quit drinking by first acknowledging that there is a drinking problem.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Himesh Reshammiya signs 5-year-old for a special song
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Bollywood composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya, who is seen as a judge on children's singing reality show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Season 6", signed a 5-year-old contestant, named Jayash Kumar, for a special song after he saw him reciting Hanuman Chalisa on stage.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sena MP defends colleague, Air India to FIR
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Air India on Thursday said it will file an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting a staffer after he was forced to travel economy class though he had a business class ticket.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pushing my musical boundaries gives me a different high: Badshah
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Rapper Badshah, who will be seen performing in the upcoming episode of "MTV Unplugged Season 6", says as an artiste he likes to push his musical boundaries as it gives him a different high.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Former Miss India fights for child abuse victim
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Miss India 2016 Priyadarshini Chatterjee, who hails from Assam, has shot off letters to the state's Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh over the sexual exploitation of a 13-year-old girl.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Lifestyle/Fashion
'EVMs don't make or break fortunes; voters do'
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Dismissing doubts over the misuse of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said EVMs don't make or break fortunes, but voters do.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unorganised auto parts gain market, counterfeit goes down
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The usage of counterfeit auto components has gone down drastically in the last seven years while their place has been taken over by unorganised players, said a study by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA).
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Aadhaar-linked midday meals will check pilferage, misuse'
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Making Aadhaar Card mandatory for midday meals will check pilferage, misuse and siphoning of funds meant for the central scheme, an official of the Food and Nutrition Board said here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Scheduled Castes orders amendment bill introduced in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2017 seking to modify the lists of Scheduled Castes in Odisha and Puducherry was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Undernutrition makes children susceptible to TB: Experts (March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day)
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) With malnutrition or undernutrition accounting for nearly one third of all childhood deaths in India, it is also a major risk factor in children, especially those below the age of five, for developing tuberculosis (TB), experts have said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Court asks ACB to file report in plaint against Kejriwal
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A court here on Thursday directed the Delhi Police's Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) to file by April 20 an action-taken report on its probe into alleged irregularities in PWD work against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OnePlus 3T smartphone in Midnight Black available for limited time
Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday announced that its latest smartphone OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black edition will be available to users for a limited time only.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Golfer Vani consolidates lead in Hero Women's Tour
Pune, March 23 (IANS) Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor consolidated her lead, carding one-over (72) after the second round of the Rs 6,00,000-Hero Womens Professional Tour at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
Federer is playing fearless tennis, feels Naresh Kumar
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The secret to Roger Federer's success this year has been his fearless game where the Swiss tennis ace has been seen playing all the shots in the book, former Davis cup captain Naresh Kumar says.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Youths, security forces clash in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) Stone pelting youths clashed with security forces on Thursday in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir against what they called "nocturnal raids" in Soura area of Srinagar.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Characters of 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' are extremely real: Sumeet Raghavan
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Sumeet Raghavan, who is fondly remembered as the loving Saahil from "Sarabhai vs Sarabhai", says the characters are extremely real from the popular show which makes it relatable.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
16 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) At least 16 Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for poaching in the country's waters.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Chinese Defence Minister arrives in Nepal
Kathmandu, March 23 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister General Chang Wanquan arrived here on Thursday on a three-day official visit.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Shiv Sena MP assaults Air India staffer
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Thursday assaulted an Air India official with a slipper here after he was forced to travel economy class though he had an open business class ticket.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New Goa CM Parrikar promises full support in hosting U-17 World Cup
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Newly appointed Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar welcomed the world football governing body, FIFA's delegation to the state on Thursday and pledged full support for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be held in India later in the year.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bringing Paes, Bhupathi together again a great move, says Naresh Kumar
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Former Davis cup captain Naresh Kumar on Thursday hoped Indian tennis superstars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi can set their differences aside and make their chemistry work when Uzbekistan comes calling for the second round of the Asia/Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup tie, beginning on April 7.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Tom Cruise has fallen for 'Mission:Impossible' co-star Vanessa Kirby
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise has reportedly fallen in love with his "Mission: Impossible 6" co-star Vanessa Kirby.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Helen Hunt horrified working in Hollywood
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Helen Hunt was horrified working in Hollywood after doing TV series "Shots Fired" due to the level of diversity behind the camera.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Distance between small, big screen has reduced: Pooja Gor
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Television actress Pooja Gor says the distance between the small screen and the big screen has become short.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
BSE raises over Rs 2 lakh crore on bond platform
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Stock market major BSE on Thursday reported that with HDFC and IREDA raising Rs 1,498 crore and Rs 200 crore worth of debt capital on Wednesday, it has raised a total of Rs 200,111 crore via its bond issuance platform.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HC upholds Subhash Chandra's Haryana RS poll win; dismisses opposing plea
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Dismissing a petition opposing the election of media baron Subhash Chandra to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday upheld the election.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
GST will lift barriers, make exports more competitive: Sitharaman
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) With a unified pan-India market slated to become a reality through implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1, the removal of octroi barriers between states would help make exports more competitive, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
No-confidence motion against TN Speaker defeated
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The opposition resolution seeking the removal of Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal was defeated on Thursday, with 122 AIADMK legislators voting against and 97 opposition MLAs voting in favour.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Italy's Immobile expects tough battle against Albania
Florence (Italy), March 23 (IANS) Italy striker Ciro Immobile is expecting a tough battle against underdogs Albania in a 2018 football World Cup qualifier to be held in Palermo on Friday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Ankur shoots double trap gold at Shotgun World Cup
Acapulco (Mexico), March 23 (IANS) Improving upon his silver medal at the New Delhi World Cup, shooter Ankur Mittal avenged his loss to Australian James Willet when he shot his way to the gold in mens Double Trap with a world record-equalling effort at the ongoing Shotgun World Cup here.
2017-03-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Farm loan waiver affects credit discipline: RBI
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Echoing State Bank of India chief Arundhati Bhattacharya's views, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor S.S. Mundra on Thursday expressed concern over farm loan waiver affecting credit discipline.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company official said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Carborundum Universal's three new plants go on stream
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Indian multi-national Carborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI), a major in abrasives, ceramics and other products, on Thursday said it has opened three new fusion plants in Cochin in Kerala.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
CPI-M leader killed in Bengal, Trinamool blamed
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) A local CPI-M leader was brutally killed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday. The CPI-M blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crime.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Short covering lifts Indian equities
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Indian equity markets were on Thursday lifted by short covering, coupled with a marginally strong rupee and healthy buying in automobile, oil and gas, and capital goods stocks.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kharge, Ananth Kumar spar over Anganwadi workers
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar got into a war of words in the Lok Sabha on Thursday as the former raised the issue of the wages of Anganwadi workers.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Congress, BJP protest Kerala government's clemency list
Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition and the BJP on Thursday said they would move court against the Kerala government for its clemency list contains criminals, who if released would compromise the security of the state.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Oppo F3 Plus smartphone launched in India
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone company Oppo on Thursday launched a new smartphone Oppo F3 Plus in India that comes with dual front camera setup, including a 120-degree wide-angle group selfie camera.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Fear of losing jobs to machines growing with rise of AI: Study
New York, March 23 (IANS) While the rise in machine learning technology may be making people's lives smarter and easier, it has conversely given rise to fear and anxiety among people about losing jobs to artificial intelligence (AI) devices, a study has showed.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Fashion is an extension of your personality: Athiya Shetty
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Actress Athiya Shetty, who has been lauded for her style statements many a times, says she is not a fashion conscious person and added that fashion is an extension of an individual's personality.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
VHP demands closure of illegal abattoirs in Jharkhand
Ranchi, March 23 (IANS) The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday demanded that illegal slaughter houses flourishing in Jharkhand should be closed and sealed in line with neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Adityanath as CM a step towards Hindu Rashtra: CPI-M
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS have taken "the most audacious step" to usher in a Hindu Rashtra by making Adityanath Yogi the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, the CPI-M has said.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cisco unveils first 'Made in India' product
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Reaffirming its commitment to investing further in the country, global networking giant Cisco on Thursday unveiled its first 'Made in India' router which can be used by small and medium businesses (SMBs) across multiple industries.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Forced to travel economy class, Sena MP assaults Air India staffer
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India staffer after he was forced to travel economy class though he had an open business class ticket, official sources said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No need to worry about H1B visa issue for now: Sushma
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said there was no reason to worry about the curbs on H1B visas or the job security of Indian IT professionals working in the US for the time being as the Indian government is in talks with the US regarding this.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kate Winslet was called 'blubber' during her childhood
London, March 23 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has revealed that she was bullied and fat-shamed during her childhood and was called "blubber".
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Two detained for questioning Nitish on start-ups
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Two entrepreneurs were detained for hours and questioned by police allegedly for questioning Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on start-ups during an event here, police said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Gwendoline Christie joins sci-fi thriller 'Darkest Minds'
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie has been roped in to join the cast of upcoming film "Darkest Minds", which is based on a book with the same name by Alexandra Bracken.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Men! Hit the gym for better bone health
New York, March 23 (IANS) Engaging in weight-bearing exercises such as resistance training and various types of jumps can help men protect their bone health, suggests new research.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian music industry hijacked by western genres: Singer Dhruv Sangari
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Hindustani classical singer Dhruv Sangari says due to the growing interest of Indian youth in western culture, the Indian music industry has been forced to get inspired more from western genres, which he feels have "hijacked" the country's indigenous musical forms.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
4G was major driver of data traffic in 2016
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) 4G was the major source of data traffic across the country in 2016, contributing 60 per cent of the incremental payload from 2015 levels, a new report said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Starbucks to add 240,000 jobs worldwide by 2021
New York, March 23 (IANS) US coffeehouse chain, Starbucks has planned to hire 240,000 more people globally by 2021, including 68,000 jobs in America, the media reported.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Be summer ready in Alia Bhatt style
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) For some, summer means hitting the pool, burying yourself in a book and for others it is purely a season where you must learn to beat the heat. Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt says that one can enjoy the changing weather by planning a trip with your gang, keeping yourself hydrated and staying fit.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Alzheimer's linked to unsaturated acids in the brain: Study
London, March 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that several unsaturated fatty acids in the brain may be associated with the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Zen Mobile unveils Admire Swadesh at Rs 4,990
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Domestic smartphone manufacturer Zen Mobile on Thursday launched the Admire Swadesh smartphone at Rs 4,990 that supports 22 regional languages.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,Technology
Podolski, in swan song, leads Germany to 1-0 win over England
Dortmund, March 23 (IANS) Forward Lukas Podolski ended his long international football career in a fine style, scoring a tremendous goal to lead Germany to a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly here.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Milan defender Abate to miss rest of season due to eye injury
Milan, March 23 (IANS) AC Milan have announced that Italian defender Ignazio Abate will miss the rest of the football season due to an injury in his left eye.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Reliance Infratel gets CCI nod for selling tower unit
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the proposed sale of the tower division of Reliance Infratel Limited to Brookfield Infrastructure Group, a company statement said here on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian-American filmmaker joins Women in Film as director
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Indian-American filmmaker Nisha Ganatra has been named as one of the four new directors of popular NGO Women In Film. The organisation is dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women and encouraging creative projects by them in all mediums of media.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Gangetic dolphins sighted in highly polluted pockets of Hooghly
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Experts from Worldwide Fund for Nature-India, who mapped the abundance of and threats to Gangetic dolphins in the Hooghly, say one of the most "striking features" of the study was that the endangered mammals were sighted in highly polluted pockets of the river.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Peru back on 2018 Dakar Rally track with Bolivia, Argentina
Moscow, March 23 (IANS) In the next edition of the FIA Dakar Rally, the motorsports competition's route will stretch across the South American territories of Peru, Bolivia and Argentina with the most challenging race scheduled to start on January 4, 2018, and finish on January 20, 2018, the organisers have announced.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Motorsports
London attack toll is four, seven suspects held
London, March 23 (IANS) Seven suspects were taken into custody in Britain as police on Thursday put the death toll in the terror attack in the heart of London at four.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Terrorism
UN resolution to condemn dismal N.Korea human rights
Seoul, March 23 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council is expected to adopt this week a resolution condemning the "dismal" human rights situation in North Korea, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
China's economy ranked strongest: Report
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) China's economy has been ranked the top performing in terms of overall strength and vitality in a report released at the Boao Forum for Asia on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Censorship pointless in the age of internet: Anurag Kashyap
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap believes that in a world exposed to the internet, censorship doesn't hold any meaning.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Smartphone may help men test infertility at home
New York, March 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smartphone-based semen analyser that can help men test infertility in the privacy and comfort of their home, suggests new research.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
India's app usage growing at 43% year-on-year:Study
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Indias app usage is growing at 43 per cent year-on-year with music, media and entertainment applications witnessing the biggest increase at 188 per cent, a study by Yahoo-owned research firm Flurry said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Congress MP alleges caste discrimination in UP
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Congress member in the Lok Sabha Ranjeet Ranjan on Thursday said Yadavs and some other castes were being targeted in Uttar Pradesh, and questioned the anti-Romeo squads formed in the state.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Sushma again to rescue of distressed Indian abroad
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday once again responded to a distress call about an Indian abroad, saying that the victim has been found and is in safe custody of that country's authorities.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Instagram has over 1 mn monthly active advertisers
New York, March 23 (IANS) Photo-sharing platform Instagram announced it has more than one million monthly active advertisers -- double the number since September 2016.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
GST Bills to be placed in Parliament this week
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) enabling bills will be placed in Parliament for approval this week itself, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Russia's Dagestan to name stadium after Isinbayeva
Moscow, March 23 (IANS) A central track and field stadium in Makhachkala, the capital of Russias North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, will be named after iconic pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, Dagestani Sports Minister Magomed Magomedov said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Athletics
Many California voters unaware of Senator Kamala Harris: Poll
San Francisco, March 23 (IANS) Kamala Harris, first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, remains unknown to many residents of her own state California despite maintaining a high profile in Washington, according to a new poll.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Diaspora
Bombay HC orders striking doctors to resume work immediately
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Cracking the whip, the Bombay High Court on Thursday ordered all striking doctors in government-run hospitals to return to work immediately, and asked the Maharashtra government to provide them adequate security to ensure they can work without fear of violence.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
Congress MLAs in Goa boycott Governor's address
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Congress legislators wore black bands and staged a walkout during Governor Mridula Sinha's address in the assembly on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
AIADMK factions get 'Electric Pole', 'Cap'
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday allotted the symbol "Electric Pole" to the AIADMK faction led by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and the "Cap" to the ruling AIADMK group.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Positive global cues, strong rupee lift Indian equities
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Positive global cues, coupled with a marginally strong rupee and healthy buying in automobile, oil and gas, and capital goods stocks lifted the Indian equity markets on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi lawyers on strike, paralyse judiciary
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The judicial work in the national capital was paralysed on Thursday as lawyers here went on strike to "safeguard the dignity" of the legal profession.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Unpaid for months, veteran Bengal cardiologist jumps before train
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) A veteran physician committed suicide by jumping in front of a local train allegedly because he was not getting his salary at his Hooghly district hospital, the railway police said on Thursday.
2017-03-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Amendment to Companies Act shall kill fair elections: Ex-Bureaucrat
Visakhapatnam, March 23 (IANS) A former senior bureaucrat has warned that the removal of the cap on company donations to political parties and allowing companies to keep the names of the parties confidential will spell disaster for the concept of free and fair elections.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Israeli expertise helps Kutch farmers grow dates
Kutch (Gujarat), March 23 (IANS) In the semi-arid Kutch region of Gujarat, Israeli experts have been training batches of Indian farmers in advanced agricultural practices to cultivate dates. The initiative, which is part of the bigger Indo-Israel Agriculture Project, is a further boost to the 'already progressive' farmers of the region who have been growing a range of fruits and even exporting them to countries like the UAE and the UK.
2017-03-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Only Barcelona pledged cash aid, says Chapecoense chief
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona is the only European football club to have offered financial support to Chapecoense after the air crash that shook the football world in November, the Brazilian club's president said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
NASA to use laser communication for high-speed space 'internet'
Washington, March 23 (IANS) In a step towards verifying the efficacy of laser communications for speedier data rates for connections between spacecraft and the Earth, NASA said it is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration mission.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Lok Sabha condemns London terror attack
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday condemned the terror attack outside the Parliament House in London.
2017-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Everyone will get pregnant' after watching Chris Pratt's next
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt has gone gaga over his next superhero film "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and said that it is better than 1941 classic "Citizen Kane". He even joked that people will get pregnant after watching the film.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sea ice sinks to record lows at both poles this year
Washington, March 23 (IANS) While Arctic Sea ice reached this year a record low wintertime maximum extent, sea ice around Antarctica also hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, scientists have said.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Women's sense of smell may influence social life
New York, March 23 (IANS) If you are a women with a good sense of smell, you may have a thriving social life, as well as have improved overall mental and physical health, a study has showed.
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Michael Shannon in 'Deadpool 2'
Los Angeles, March 23 (IANS) Actor Michael Shannon might play the role of Cable in upcoming superhero film "Deadpool 2".
2017-03-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Air India flight grounded in London after bird hit
Ahmedabad/London, March 23 (IANS) National carrier Air India on Thursday said its Ahmedabad-London-Newark flight was grounded in London after a bird hit the aircraft.
2017-03-23
Category: International, India,Business/Economy