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Women's World T20: India continue winning run, beat Australia
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 17 (IANS) India continued their winning momentum as they outclassed Australia by 48 runs in Group B match of the ICC Women's World T20 here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
'The Third Wife' wins Best Film award at Kolkata fest
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) In an august gathering, the 24th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival wrapped up, with Vietnamese film "The Third Wife" winning the Best Film award and a whooping amount of Rs 51 lakh here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Sumanta Chaudhuri appointed Coal Secretary, Upma Chawdhry as Youth Affairs's Secretary
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In high-level appointments by Central Government on Saturday, Sumanta Chaudhuri was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Coal, while Upma Chawdhry was appointed as Youth Affairs Department's Secretary and Yogendra Tripathi as Secretary, Ministry of Tourism.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi CS Anshu Prakash transferred
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who had accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders of assaulting him in February, has been transferred to the Department of Telecommunications by the Centre on Saturday, as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal stopped from reaching Karnal as BJP protesters block way
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday stopped by authorities from entering Haryana's Karnal district after protesters from the state's ruling BJP blocked a road that he was to take.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pune police arrest Varavara Rao again
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pune police on Saturday arrested Maoist ideologue Varavara Rao here for his alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two rival unions in Hyundai Motor India to join hands for talks
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) In a sudden turn of events, two workers unions in Indias second largest car maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) are exploring the possibility of putting a united front before the management for settlement of wage agreement, said the union officials.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
PKL 6: Bengal Warriors registers narrow 26-22 win vs Puneri Paltan
Ahmedabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Bengal Warriors clinched a narrow 26-22 win over Puneri Paltan in an inter-zonal clash of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Prajnesh wins Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Fourth seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran brushed aside wild card entrant Saketh Myneni in straight sets to win the $ 150,000 Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Good looks was never in the forefront for me, says Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, last seen onscreen in 'Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi', says looking good was never a priority in her life.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Women's WT20: India hand 168-run challenge to Australia
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 17 (IANS) Opener Smriti Mandhana and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur's knock helped India women post 167/8 before suffering a batting collapse against Australia in a league game of the Women's World T20 here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Ajay Bhushan Pandey to replace Hasmukh Adhia as Revenue Secretary
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey will be the new Finance Secretary, replacing Hasmukh Adhia -- the Gujarat-cadre IAS officer who is set to retire on November 30.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan presented lifetime achievement award in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) One of India's greatest sarod masters, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, on Saturday was presented the 'Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement' at the Kamani Auditorium, for his "immense contribution to the enrichment and promotion of the Indian classical music".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Telangana man shot dead by 16-year-old in US
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) A man from Telangana was shot dead by a 16-year-old boy in the United States in a carjacking incident, according to information received by his relatives on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Court frames corruption charges against Dhinakaran
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a setback to sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran, a Delhi court on Saturday framed charges, including attempts to bribe Election Commission officials, in the "Two Leaves" symbol bribery case after rejecting his plea for discharge.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
16 students, driver of school bus hurt in Noida accident
Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) One of the 16 students who was injured after their school bus hit a pillar at the busy Rajnigandha Chowk underpass in Noida on Saturday morning, continues to be under observation at a private hospital, officials said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trade unions oppose government idea to incentivise employers
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and other trade unions on Saturday opposed the idea of the Central government to reimburse employers who grant maternity benefits to their female employees.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress summons Telangana leader miffed over ticket denial
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party's central leadership on Saturday summoned senior leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy to New Delhi hours after he expressed resentment over being denied ticket to contest next month's elections to Telangana Assembly.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NCW seeks review of workplace sexual harassment Act
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Lack of proper mechanism in monitoring of probe and implementation of the Act in cases of sexual harassment at workplace was one of the key issues discussed by the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Saturday here during a review meet held to fix flaws in the workplace sexual harassment Act.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Himachal Police register case in scholarship scam
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Police on Saturday registered a case here in a multi-crore scholarship scam in the state Education Department during the previous Congress government led by Virbhadra Singh.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Rajasthan Congress leader suspended
New Delhi/Jaipur, Nov 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan Congress on Saturday suspended party leader Spardha Chaudhary after she accused state party chief Sachin Pilot of taking money for ticket distribution.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oram announces Rs 720 crore Ekalavya schools in 36 blocks of Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Saturday announced Rs 720 crore for setting up of Ekalavya model residential schools in 36 blocks of Meghalaya.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Education
UGC to come up with new regulation to deal with students' complaints
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Faced with complaints from institutes, the University Grants Commission has revamped its grievance regulations with "improvements" and will soon be putting a new version to public for feedback, which will include revised norms for appointment of an ombudsman, a top UGC official has said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Bengal housewife killed in dowry dispute
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) A housewife was allegedly killed by her husband and in-laws eight months after her marriage in a dispute over dowry in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defence Minister reviews Coast Guard's operational preparedness
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday reviewed the operational preparedness and coastal security mechanism of the Indian Coast Guard to tackle maritime emergencies and stressed its modernization by 2022 through the ministry's Definitive Action Program which envisages acquisition of 43 ships, 20 aircraft and other facilities.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Senior Kerala BJP leader Surendran detained
Nilackal (Kerala) Nov 17 (IANS) Senior Kerala BJP leader K. Surendran, who arrived along with seven party leaders and tried to break the police cordon in a bid to go to the Sabarimala temple, was taken into custody by the police on Saturday night at Nilackal.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics,Religion
AAP MLA gets anticipatory bail in Signature Bridge scuffle case
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday granted anticipatory bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan in a case related to a scuffle at the inauguration of the Signature Bridge here.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hundreds gather for Krishna's concert in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Hundreds of Delhiites, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and CPI (M) head Sitaram Yechury, gathered at the Garden of Five Senses on Saturday as a performance by Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna brought together the two ends of music and politics together after an earlier cancellation of a scheduled event.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
India, Maldives break ice, agree on Indian Ocean stability
Male, Nov 17 (IANS) Seen as a fresh revival of ties between India and the Maldives, the two countries agreed to work on peace and stability in the Indian Ocean region following a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Another CBI officer moves SC, challenges repatration to IB
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A senior Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer Ashwini Kumar Gupta on Saturday moved the Supreme Court alleging that his repatriation to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) was done with malafide intention.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress seeks CISF cover for Sidhu
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Citing escalation of threat to life of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Saturday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) cover for the cricketer-turned-politician.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M stages protest in Tripura against alleged violence by BJP
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) The opposition CPI-M on Saturday held a massive protest rally here, and threatened to launch an agitation if the workers of the ruling BJP continued to physically attack the Left cadre.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Creating awareness on code of conduct on film sets a must: Kalki
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin, known for being vocal about gender equality, says that in a fluid work environment like a film set, it is important to create awareness on behaviour and code of conduct through workshops for a safer and gender-neutral professional space.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thirsty Gujarat to have ambitious sea water desalination plant
Gandhinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Saturday that Gujarat was now on the threshold of ending its perennial water scarcity with the launch of a major desalination project to treat as much 10 crore litres of sea water a day in the drought-prone Saurashtra region.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Meghalaya Governor promises action in attack on woman activist
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Saturday promised action in the recent murderous attack on Agnes Kharshiing, a frontline women's rights activist, and her aide campaigning against alleged illegal mining and transportation of coal in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Voting ends peacefully for first phase of Panchayat polls in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Voting ended peacefully for the first phase of Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as voters turned out in large numbers to participate in the democratic process.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sonia, Pinki enter pre-quarters of Boxing Worlds
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian boxers Sonia and Pinki Ranimade made their way into the pre-quarterfinals of the 10th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Banks not funding infra projects, RBI adding to complications: Gadkari
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday lashed out at banks saying they are not making financial closures for infrastructure projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore despite a "golden opportunity" and blamed the Reserve Bank for creating "more complications".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha Assembly excuses Abhijit Iyer Mitra
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Saturday accepted the recommendations of a House committee for considering an apology from journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra, who had made derogatory remarks against the legislators in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Women's World T20: India to bat against Australia
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 17 (IANS) India won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in a Group B match of the ICC Women's World T20 here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Coalition of rivals certain recipe for disaster: Jaitley
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Attacking the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday warned the country of the dangers in electing a "coalition of rivals" which will be a "certain recipe for disaster".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Amid show of strength, INLD splits; Ajay Chautala to float new party
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Amid a show of strength by two warring Chautala brothers, elder brother Ajay Singh Chautala on Saturday announced he and his sons will float a new political party next month. With this, the split in the INLD's first family is official.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Central team visits drought-hit districts in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) A 10-member inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) began visiting 17 drought-hit districts across Karnataka for spot assessment of the losses incurred by farmers and the people, an official said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
GSAT-29 satellite pushed higher into orbit: ISRO
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) India's latest communication satellite GSat-29 was successfully pushed up to its intended orbit during its third orbit raising activity, said a top official of ISRO on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Pacer Shami to bowl only 15-17 overs in Ranji match
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) India pacer Mohammed Shami will play for Bengal in their next fixture against Kerala in the Ranji Trophy but the BCCI has allowed him to bowl only 15-17 overs per innings.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Xi, Moon meet on bilateral ties, Korean peninsula situation
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping met his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in here on Saturday, calling for deepening the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries and strengthening communication on the Korean peninsula issue.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Fire in Kolkata's tallest tower, none injured
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) A fire broke out in Kolkata's tallest residential tower "The 42" on Saturday afternoon during construction work but no one has been reported injured, a fire official said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will Indians correct all that went wrong in England? (Column: Just Sport)
Whether the countrys cricket authorities have anything to do with the public dealings of skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri or it's the effect of the team's performance in the South Africa and England, the two are a lot mellowed now.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Goa Minister slams Parrikar-led finance ministry's functioning
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Goa Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte on Saturday joined the chorus of the Opposition and other cabinet colleagues, claiming that the state administration had come to a standstill in the absence of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Kerala inks MoU with Airbus group to boost start-ups
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) Kerala's start-up ecosystem got a major fillip as the state government on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus BizLab, a global aerospace accelerator which is part of the Airbus group.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Friendly with Bosnia-Herzegovina a chance for Spain to get things right (Preview)
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Spain coach Luis Enrique will make changes to his side when they play Bosnia-Herzegovina in Las Palmas on Sunday as he looks to find a way back to winning ways.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
NIA probing cross-border link in smuggling of fake currency
Ernakulam (Kerala), Nov 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has launched an investigating to find cross-border links in the smuggling of fake currency notes, the central agency said while filing a chargesheet in a counterfeit currency case here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jaitley flays Andhra, Bengal on CBI move
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday flayed the Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments for withdrawing "general consent" to the CBI for raids and investigations in their states, saying scams cannot be wiped off by such a decision and that it was against the countrys federal structure.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala shutdown called by Hindu groups largely peaceful
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) The dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown called by a few Hindu groups on Saturday was peaceful, barring a few clashes, police sources said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched to ISS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo spacecraft was successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, NASA said.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ready to fight terrorism on Pakistan soil: Iran
Tehran, Nov 17 (IANS) The Iranian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that the country's security forces are ready for anti-terror operations on Pakistani territory.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Karthik, Nayan star on Day 1 of JKRNC Grand Finale
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Chennais Karthik Tharani and Mumbais Nayan Chatterjee won a race apiece on Day 1 of the Grand Finale of the 21st JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Modi attends swearing-in ceremony of new Maldives President
Male, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attended the swearing-in ceremony of new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih here.
2018-11-17
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
US, China spar over trade, political influence at APEC summit
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) Trade disputes and the competition for geopolitical influence in the Pacific between China and the US took centre stage at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, where 21 member nations were gathered with the aim of drawing up a common trade area by 2020.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Vikrant is very talented: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) TV Czarina Ekta Kapoor has praised actor Vikrant Massey and says that he is very talented and that he will make it big in the industry.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barcelona midfielder Rakitic has strained hamstring muscle
Barcelona, Nov 17 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has suffered a right thigh muscle injury, the Catalan club announced on Saturday, but confirmed the player's hamstring was strained, not torn.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi Court frames corruption charges against Dhinakaran
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a setback to AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran, a Delhi court on Saturday framed charges including attempts to bribe Election Commission officials in the "Two Leaves" symbol bribery case after rejecting his plea for discharge.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Low crude oil prices, fund flows fuel equity market's rise (Market Review)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A slide in global crude oil prices, along with a healthy influx of foreign funds and a strengthened rupee buoyed the Indian equity market indices during the just-concluded week.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
One abducted civilian killed, two released in Shopian
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) One of the three abducted civilians by gunmen in Shopian district was killed on Saturday while the other two were released, sources said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NIA files fresh chargesheet in fake currency case
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed a fresh chargesheet against two people for smuggling high-quality fake Indian currency notes (FICN) in 2015.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SpaceX gets nod to launch 12,000 broadband satellites: Report
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) Elon Musks SpaceX has received approvals from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit that would foster cheap wireless Internet access by the 2020s.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Mardal maestro Banamali Maharana passes away
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Eminent percussionist Banamali Maharana passed away at a private hospital on Saturday. He was 77. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital due to age-related ailments, said family sources.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Chris Pratt in talks for 'The Saint' reboot
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Paramount Pictures is in early negotiations with Hollywood actor Chris Pratt to star in a movie reboot of "The Saint", two decades after actor Val Kilmers thriller and 50 years after actor Roger Moores TV series.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Musk's Boring Company 'on track' to launch first test tunnel
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Billionaire Elon Musk's infrastructure and tunnel construction firm Boring Company has achieved a breakthrough and is on track for the completion of its first test tunnel in the US city of Los Angeles.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Congress names Ponnala Lakshmaiah in 3rd list for Telangana polls
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday released its 3rd list of 13 candidates for the December 7 Telangana Assembly polls, fielding party veteran and former Andhra Pradesh Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kenyan Zakayo faces Uganda challenge in Spain's cross country
Nairobi, Nov 17 (IANS) World junior 5,000 metre champion Edward Zakayo of Kenya is hopeful of launching his cross country career on a winning note in Soria in Spain on Sunday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Haryana government stopped me from visiting dispensary: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused the Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana of preventing him from visiting a dispensary in Assandh assembly constituency of the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In Chhattisgarh, Rahul dares Modi to speak up on Rafale, promises farm loan waiver
Koriya/Jashpur/Darima (Chhattisgarh), Nov 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the Rafale "scam" and assured poll-bound Chhattisgarh of completely waiving off farm loans if his party comes to power in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Alyque Padamsee was a creator of superbrands and superconsumers - and a theatre personality (Obituary)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Alyque J. Padamsee, lent glamour to common products and brought luxury products within the reach of the common masses with his catchy and memorable advertising campaigns.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Champions Cheyech, Chepchirchir lead Kenya quest in Shanghai Marathon
Nairobi, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Tokyo Marathon champion Sarah Chepchirchir and Flomena Cheyech will lead Kenya's charge at the Shanghai International Marathon on Sunday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
'70 per cent of India's population looks to private sector for healthcare needs'
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Despite 70 years of investment in the country's healthcare sector, nearly 70 per cent of India's population has to look to the private sector, Indu Bhushan, chief executive officer of the Ayushman Bharat, said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Sonia enters pre-quarters of world boxing championship
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian boxer Sonia made her way into the pre-quarterfinals of the 10th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
I-League: Second spot beckons as champions Minerva face Gokulam (Preview)
Kozhikode, Nov 17 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC take on reigning champions Minerva Punjab FC at the EMS Corporation stadium here on Sunday in what promises to be an enthralling encounter, with a win guaranteeing second place in the I-League standings.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
'Ajeeb dastaan..' recreated to mark beginning of Anurag-Prerna's love: Parth Samthaan
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Parth Samthaan, who essays the role of Anurag in the reboot of love saga "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", says the iconic number "Ajeeb dastaan hai yeh" has been recreated to mark the beginning of Anurag and Prerna's love story in the show.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rs 1.5-crore gold seized at Lucknow airport
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IANS) The customs department on Friday seized gold worth Rs 1.52 crore from a passenger at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow, police said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress to take up Parrikar's health, constitutional crisis in Goa in Parliament
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress will raise the issue of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's continuance in power and the impending "constitutional crisis" in BJP-ruled Goa in Parliament, party's national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BJP 'rath-yatra' in Bengal rescheduled
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) One of the three BJP-sponsored 'rath-yatras' due in West Bengal next month has been rescheduled as party president Amit Shah, who is supposed to kick off the rallies, will be busy in the Telengana poll campaign, a state BJP leader said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Spanish police seize 650 kg cocaine, arrest 11
Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Nov 17 (IANS) The Spanish police arrested 11 people and seized 650 kg cocaine in an operation against an international drug trafficking network, authorities said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
President to open 'CII Agro-Tech 2018' on December 1
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the mega international agricultural fair, "CII AgroTech 2018", here on December 1.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Technology,Business/Economy
DU expels Baisoya
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi University top officials are tight-lipped, but Delhi Police have confirmed receiving communication from the university saying that it has expelled Ankiv Baisoya after he was found guilty of faking his educational certificates.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Army chief visits Central Command HQ at Lucknow
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IAN) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited the headquarters of the Central Command and the 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre at Lucknow, an official spokesman said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Parrikar knows a lot about Rafale deal: Surjewala
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Defence Minister and current Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from pancreatic cancer, knows a "whole lot of things" about the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Three killed in Ayodhya road accident
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IANS) Three persons were killed in Ayodhya district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday when the driver of their vehicle lost control and it turned turtle, police said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenyan Kipruto to make half marathon debut in France
Nairobi, Nov 17 (IANS) Beijing 2008 Olympic steeplechase champion Brimin Kipruto of Kenya will launch his career in the road race in France at Sunday's Boulogne-Billancourt Half-Marathon.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 in friendly
Cordoba, Nov 17 (IANS) Ramiro Funes Mori scored the second goal of his international career as Argentina defeated Mexico 2-0 in their international friendly here.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kenya's Kiprop, Ethiopia's Tedla win China-ASEAN International Marathon
Nanning, Nov 17 (IANS) Koech Ezekiel Kiprop of Kenya and Kidist Fiseha Tedla of Ethiopia won their men's and women's titles respectively at the 2018 China-ASEAN International Marathon on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Netherlands beat France to stay alive in Nations League
Rotterdam, Nov 17 (IANS) The Netherlands defeated France 2-0 to stay in the battle for berths in the final stage of the UEFA Nations League.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Denmark register win vs Wales in Nations League
Cardiff, Nov 17 (IANS) Denmark defeated Wales 2-1 to punch their ticket for the final stage of the UEFA Nations League.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ghana, New Zealand in U-17 Women's WC quarters
Montevideo, Nov 17 (IANS) Ghana and New Zealand imposed their authority, defeating Finland and Uruguay, respectively, and advanced to the quarter-finals of the U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Waston, Matarrita guide Costa Rica to victory vs Chile
Santiago de Chile, Nov 17 (IANS) Costa Rica ruined Chile's evening, winning 3-2 away in a friendly match as preparation for next year's Copa America, at the El Teniente stadium here.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Petrucci fastest in Valencia MotoGP's 3rd free practice
Valencia, Nov 17 (IANS) Danilo Petrucci of Italy (Alma Pramac) on Saturday set the fastest time in the third free practice for the Valencia Moto Grand Prix, beating third-placed Marc Marquez of Spain (Honda), who has already secured the 2018 title.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Ethical Artificial Intelligence a pressing need: UN expert
United Nations, Nov 17 (IANS) While digital solutions like Artificial Intelligence (AI) are transforming lives, these also raises concerns, ranging from security to human rights abuses, says an expert.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Kathua District Magistrate duped of Rs 50,000
Jammu, Nov 17 (IANS) Kathua's District Magistrate Rohit Khajuria has been duped of Rs 50,000 after a fraudulent phone call, police said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There will never be another: Celebs mourn Alyque Padamsee's death
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) As the news of Alyque Padamsee's death broke, a slew of celebrated names from the Hindi film fraternity like Nimrat Kaur, Farhan Akhtar, Manisha Koirala and Boman Irani took to social media to pay heartfelt tributes to the 90-year-old veteran actor and ad guru.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Death toll in Tamil Nadu due to cyclone Gaja rises to 33
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) The death toll due to cyclone Gaja, which hit Tamil Nadu's coastal districts on Friday, has increased to 33, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Jaitley flays Andhra, Bengal on CBI move
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday flayed the Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments for withdrawing "general consent" to the CBI for raids and investigations in their states saying scams cannot be wiped off by such a decision.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Will waive off loans of all farmers in Chhattisgarh: Rahul
Koriya/Jashpur (Chhattisgarh), Nov 17 (IANS) Charging the ruling BJP with creating two Chhattisgarhs, one of the rich and the other of the poor and the exploited, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday pledged to waive off all farm loans within 10 days of his party coming to power in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Neil starts second schedule of 'Bypass Road'
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has started shooting for the second schedule of "Bypass Road".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Audio books might be my next obsession: Rasika Dugal
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal, who is all set to lend her voice to audio platform Audible.in, says audio books might be her next obsession.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sabarimala protests: Detained religious leaders granted bail
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) Religious leaders who were taken into preventive detention from the Sabarimala temple premises on Friday night were granted bail on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Opinion/Commentary,Religion
Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia to retire on Nov 30
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Hasmukh Adhia, the Gujarat cadre IAS officer who had an eventful stint as Finance Secretary during the days of demonetisation and the ushering in of the GST regime, is set to retire on November 30, the government announced on Saturday - putting to rest all speculation about his getting an extension.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Weightlifting better than walking and cycling for heart: Study
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) While it is well known that physical activities promote heart health, a new study suggests that weightlifting, rather than walking and cycling, can better help keep heart diseases at bay.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
BJP pledges Rs 265 bonus for MP farmers with up to 5 acres land
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday said it would give a bonus of Rs 265 to farmers with up to 5 acres of land in Madhya Pradesh, and also pledged to announce a new salary framework for state government employees.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
RLSP ultimatum to BJP over seat-sharing in Bihar
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Saturday gave an ultimatum to the BJP to ensure by November 30 "respectful" seat-sharing in Bihar for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Zverev tops Isner, becomes first German since 2003 to reach ATP Finals last 4
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Alexander Zverev defeated John Isner 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 and became the first German player to reach the last four of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Finals since 2003.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Twitter confirms third-party involvement in crypto hackings
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has confirmed that a third party software provider is responsible for the series of cryptocurrency-related hackings on its platform.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Trending jewellery styles to hit this wedding season
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) With the wedding season in full swing, more and more would be brides are breaking away from conventional norms and choosing to dress up their bridal selves as an extension of their own personality. However, selecting the jewellery for the big day can be a daunting task.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Brazil top Uruguay 1-0 in spirited friendly
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Brazil defeated Uruguay 1-0 in a friendly match decided by a debatable penalty converted by Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Slow reading speed linked to dry eyes: Study
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) People suffering from chronic dry eye disease are likely to have a slow reading rate, according to researchers.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Why animals with high-risk strategies are likely to be extinct
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Strategies that animals like lions, tigers and penguins use to find food can put their own lives in danger, a study says.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Secrecy around illnesses of Sonia Gandhi, Parrikar not comparable: Surjewala
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) The cloak of secrecy surrounding the illnesses of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and former Congress President Sonia Gandhi are not comparable, Congress National Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Battle of Longewala' hero, Brigadier Chandpuri, passes away
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Decorated war veteran and famous hero of the 'Battle of Longewala', Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, died in a private hospital in Mohali near here on Saturday, family sources said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Russia's cargo craft blasts off to ISS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Russia's Progress 71 cargo craft has successfully launched a Soyuz-FG rocket to the International Space Station (ISS), a first since the failure of the last manned mission on October 11, NASA said.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ecuador coach sounds note of caution after win over Peru
Guayaquil (Ecuador), Nov 17 (IANS) Supporters of the Ecuador national football team should guard against high expectations after the side upset Peru in a friendly, coach Hernan "Bolillo" Gomez has said.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
1 dead as car drives through protest in France
Paris, Nov 17 (IANS) A 50-year-old man taking part in nationwide protests against rising fuel prices in France died on Saturday after he was hit by a car that accelerated through a human roadblock in the country's southeast, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said.
2018-11-17
Category: International, France,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE draw 0-0 with Bolivia in friendly
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Emirati national football team played Bolivia to a scoreless draw in a friendly match Friday at Maktoum bin Rashid Stadium in Dubai.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Brig. Kuldip Singh Chandpuri: the valiant 'Border' hero who defied Pakistani tanks (Obituary) (Lead, Incorporating additional information)
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Famously known for the heroics and volour that he and his men displayed on the night of December 5, 1971 during the battle of Longewala (Laungewala) to stop the onslaught by tanks of a determined Pakistani Army, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was always a fighter - be it for Chandigarh's civic issues or his last battle against cancer.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Djokovic battles past Cilic, goes undefeated in ATP Finals round-robin play
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic defeated Marin Cilic 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 in his final group stage match at the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Finals and heads into the weekend as the clear favourite to win a record-tying sixth title.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Palmeiras looking to strengthen grip on first place in Brazilian league
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 17 (IANS) Palmeiras will be looking to tighten their stranglehold on the first place in the Brazilian football league when they take on Parana in a late-season clash on Sunday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Will waive-off all Chhattisgarh farmers loans: Rahul
Koriya (Chhattisgarh) Nov 17 (IANS) Charging the ruling BJP with creating two Chhattisgarhs, one of the rich and the other of the poor and exploited, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday assured that farmers' loans would be completely waived-off within 10 days if his party came to power after the assembly elections in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Hailey Baldwin changes last name to Bieber
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Model Hailey Baldwin subtly confirmed her marriage to pop singer Justin Bieber on social media by changing her last name to Bieber.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Deverekonda in 'Taxiwaala' is huge fun (Movie Review)
Film: "Taxiwaala"; Director: Rahul Sankrityan; Cast: Vijay Deverakonda, Priyanka Jawalkar, Malavika Nair,; Rating: *** ½ (3 and a half stars)
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I never had a career: Shekhar Kapur
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says he never had a career and that life, for him, has always been an adventure.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US, Japan, Australia to invest more to develop Indo-Pacific
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) The US, Japan and Australia will boost infrastructure investment in the developing nations of the Indo-Pacific to counter China's growing influence in the region, the countries announced in a joint statement on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Long term exposure to honking traffic can make you obese
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Are you obese or overweight? Blame long term exposure to blaring horns and other noise from road traffic, said researchers.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Microsoft turns off ads in Windows 10 email app
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) After introducing personalised advertisements in the Windows 10 default email app, Microsoft has made a U-turn and turned these ads off.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Chris Hemsworth claims India shoot of 'Dhaka' wrapped up
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth on Saturday said the India portion of the shoot for "Dhaka" has been wrapped up, but according to sources the Netflix film's team is still to finish the portions in the country.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bret Michaels discharged from hospital after kidney stone surgery
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Rocker Bret Michaels has been released from hospital after undergoing surgery for kidney stones.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress pits Jaswant's son against Raje in Rajasthan (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday released its second list of candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly polls, pitting Manvendra Singh, the son of BJP veteran and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in her traditional Jhalrapatan seat.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We need to tell children to share if something is not right, says Revathi
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Revathi, who has featured in a short film titled "Udne Do", says parents need to make their children realise that they can share every detail of their life with them.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia to retire on Nov 30
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia will retire on November 30, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IITF 2018: Exhibitors rue lack of space, facilities
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Space constraints and lack of basic facilities have left traders and exhibitors at the annual India International Trade Fair (IITF) disappointed as the venue undergoes a makeover but some customers are happy they don't have to walk around much.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Police attach absconding Bihar Minister's properties
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) Police in Bihar on Saturday started attaching properties of absconding former Minister Manju Verma after a court order in an arms case connected to the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress pits Jaswant's son against Raje in Rajasthan
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday released its second list of candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly polls, pitting Manvendra Singh, the son of late BJP veteran and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in her traditional Jhalrapatan seat.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
7 killed as quakes, landslides hit Indonesia
Jakarta, Nov 17 (IANS) Seven people were killed and more than 8,000 others fled their homes as landslides and quakes struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province, officials said on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Brig Kuldip Singh Chandpuri: the heroic 'Border' man who defied Pakistani tanks (Obituary)
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Famously known for the heroics and volour that he and his men displayed on the night of December 5, 1971 during the battle of Longewala (Laungewala) to stop the onslaught by tanks of a determined Pakistani Army, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was always a fighter - be it for Chandigarh's civic issues or his last battle against cancer.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
US-China trade war will have no winners: Xi
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) Taking a veiled swipe at the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Saturday that countries which embrace protectionism are "doomed to failure" and a trade war will have no winners.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
One day US President will be of Indian-origin: Diplomat
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) The US might one day have an Indian-origin President, a former Ambassador, Surendra Kumar, has said here.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Manu Punjabi to host YouTube show (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) "Bigg Boss" fame contestant Manu Punjabi will host a YouTube show titled "No filter Batein".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Raghavendra Rathore's design school pays ode to Stan Lee
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Ace designer Raghavendra Rathores Gurukul School of Design (GSD) hosted a workshop celebrating comic book legend Stan Lee and puppetry with young design students.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
No insecurity about my career: Vijay Deverakonda
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) "Taxiwala" is actor Vijay Deverakonda's third release this year and is probably the most "fun film he has done so far. He says there's no insecurity about his career as far as the pace of his work is concerned.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Veteran actor, ad guru Alyque Padamsee dead
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Veteran actor, theatre personality and advertising guru Alyque Padamsee died here on Saturday morning, family sources said. He was 90.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
All's not well in Bihar NDA: BJP-ally RLSP
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) The Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said on Saturday that all was not well in the NDA in Bihar and that it would not tolerate insults anymore.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Chidambaram responds to Modi's challenge, lists non-Gandhi Congress Presidents
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi challenged the Congress to appoint a non-Gandhi as party president for five years, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday listed out the names of Congress presidents from outside the Gandhi family.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar should hand over charge, administration paralysed: BJP ally
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar should hand over charge since the state administration under his leadership has been paralysed for eight months, a BJP ally said here on Saturday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
New Microsoft app evaluates facial expressions against emojis
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Microsoft has launched a new app called "Emoji8" that allows users to compare their own facial expressions to emojis and get evaluated with scores.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Bob Mackie designs for Cher, Carol Burnett to be auctioned
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Renowned designer Bob Mackie's outfits for singer Cher and actress Carol Burnett are being auctioned.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Was it necessary to kill Avni? (Comment)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS/Monggabay) In November 2012, a tigress and her two cubs began a journey from their home in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh. She had somewhat uncharacteristically left the forest. Over the next two years, this tigress is recorded to have travelled 260 km -- from the Amariya region in Pilibhit, along the Devha river, criss-crossing through the densely-populated village areas of Gularia Bithra, Khali Nawada, Bishanpur, Surajpur, Bhadsara, Dhaki, all the way up to Kanpur, where she was finally sighted in February 2014. A close-knit team comprising officials of the state's Forest Department and tiger conservators of WWF-India were on the trail of this feline family.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
YouTube comedian 'MostlySane' fights hate online but 'likes' trolls
United Nations, Nov 17 (IANS) How does one react to the torrent of hate engulfing the social media?
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Facebook testing feature to let you co-watch videos with friends
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Facebook is testing a feature called "Watch Videos Together" on Messenger that would enable simultaneous co-viewing of videos over a group chat on different devices.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Kanye donates money to family of security guard killed by police
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West was deeply moved by a story of the killing of a Chicago security guard and donated $150,000 to his family.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Renaming spree: Erasing Muslim heritage (Column: Political Circus)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has lived up to his reputation as a Hindutva hawk. There has been no mellowing of his attitude as is common in the cases of other hardliners ascending to the seat of power. Instead, he has taken the opportunity of the authority provided by political power to tell the province and the country that Hindu symbols and signs are of overriding importance.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Movies great medium to create good awareness, says Revathi
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Revathi, who features in the short film "Udne do", says cinema is a great medium to create awareness about several social issues.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Human Interest/Society
3 civilians abducted in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen on Saturday abducted three civilians from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NTR's grand-daughter receives family support for Telangana Assembly bid
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) TDP founder N.T. Rama Rao's grand-daughter N. Suhasini, who is contesting the next month's elections to Telangana Assembly, on Saturday received support from her brothers and popular Telugu actors Junior NTR and Kalyan Ram and uncle and veteran actor N. Balakrishna.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mahershala Ali did 'Green Book' for challenge it posed
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Mahershala Ali says he was attracted towards "Green Book" by the challenge of playing an enigmatic character.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
What attracts Bollywood guys to older women? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have company. Older women in love with younger guys seems to be a trend taking hold of the entertainment industry. There is a lot in common between the two newly "outed" couples in the entertainment industry, Arjun Kapoor-Malaika Arora amd Harshvardhan Rane-Kim Sharma.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
12 students injured in Noida schoolbus accident
Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 12 students were injured on Saturday in Noida when the schoolbus they were travelling hit a pillar in an underpass, police said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Veteran actor, adman Alyque Padamsee dead
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Veteran actor, theatre personality and advertising guru Alyque Padamsee died here on Saturday morning, family sources said. He was 90.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
An 'epic' on Indian soldiers in WWI (Book Review)
Book: The Indian Empire At War; Author: George Morton-Jack; Publisher: Little, Brown; Pages: 582; Price Rs 699
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security,IANS Life
Shooting for Punjabi remake of 'Singham' begins
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The shooting for the Punjabi remake of the hit 2011 Hindi film "Singham" has commenced.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Decorated war veteran Brigadier Chandpuri dead
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Decorated war veteran Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri died in a private hospital in Mohali near here on Saturday, family sources said. He was 78.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Are air purifiers helpful inside your home?
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Installing air purifiers in your homes and offices may, to some extent, help combat the impact of deadly air on your respiratory and circulatory systems; but the question remains: How effective they can be over time in mitigating the ill-effects of Delhi's toxic air.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Jon Cryer Set as Lex Luthor in 'Supergirl'
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Jon Cryer has been cast as Lex Luthor in the "Supergirl" series.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Varun shoots 'toughest scene' of his career for 'Kalank'
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan will be shooting for one of the "toughest" scenes of his "entire career" for his upcoming film "Kalank".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't only think of survival of new-borns, but also their sight (November 17 is World Prematurity Day)
The World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World Prematurity Day every year on November 17, to put the spotlight on premature babies.
2018-11-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
John, Ileana unusual, vibrant pairing for 'Pagalpanti': Anees Bazmee
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who will be heading to London for the recce of his next movie "Pagalpanti", says the casting is fresh and he is confident that their chemistry will work wonders.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Misty morning in Delhi, air quality 'very poor'
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The national capital on Saturday witnessed a misty morning with deteriorated air quality which was recorded in the 'very poor' category, after being 'poor' since Thursday.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Himachal reels under severe cold after snow
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) Majority of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold on Saturday, with the minimum temperature staying below freezing point owing to this week's snow and rainfall, weather officials said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Separatist shutdown in Kashmir Valley against panchayat polls
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Saturday due to a separatist shutdown called against the ongoing panchayat polls in the state.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Facebook investors want Mark Zuckerberg to resign: Report
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Facebook investors have increased pressure on Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down after a New York Times investigation suggested that the social network hired a Republican-owned political consulting and PR firm that "dug up dirt on its competitors".
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
David Harbour joins Chris Hemsworth in 'Dhaka'
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) "Stranger Things" actor David Harbour will star opposite actor Chris Hemsworth in "Dhaka", an action thriller for streaming giant Netflix.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Planet-hunting Kepler telescope put to rest with final commands
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) NASA's Kepler space telescope, that discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system and revealed that our galaxy contains more planets than stars, has received its final set of commands to disconnect communications with Earth
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Hindu group calls for shutdown in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) A Hindu group on Saturday called for a shutdown in Kerala following the "detention" of few religious leaders the previous night from the Sabarimala temple premises.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Minimum temperatures drop across J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) The minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir dropped on Saturday due to a clear night sky, the Met Department said.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Oracle executive Thomas Kurian to lead Google Cloud
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian-American Thomas Kurian, former Oracle President of product development and a respected technologist, is going to head Google Cloud from early next year, the tech giant has announced.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Voting begins in first phase of J&K panchayat polls
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Polling began on Saturday for the first phase of the Jammu and Kashmir panchayat elections under tight security arrangements.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Trade war will have no winners: Xi
Port Moresby, Nov 17 (IANS) China's President Xi Jinping said here on Saturday that the world needs common rules of global governance that do not respond to "selfish agendas" and warned that a trade war will have no winners.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Papua New Guinea,Politics,Business/Economy
74 killed in California wildfires, over 1,000 missing
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) The destructive California wildfires have so far killed at least 74 people with over 1,000 reported missing, authorities said.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Saudi Crown Prince ordered Khashoggi's killing: CIA
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government's denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a senior US official.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We've created another stereotype to break women's image in cinema: Rasika
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal says while it is a good sign how the image of Indian women is changing on-screen, she feels there's an attempt to try to create a new stereotype to break the earlier.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump hints at not imposing new round of tariffs on China
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has spoke about the possibility of not levying another round of tariffs on China -- this time on $267 billion worth of imported Chinese goods -- as the next step in the trade war he is waging against the Asian giant.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Vanessa Marcil claims son Kassius hasn't met his father
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Just days after actress Vanessa Marcil first claimed that her only child -- 16-year-old Kassius Lijah -- from a previous relationship with actor Brian Austin Green -- was cut out of Green and his wife Megan Fox's life years ago, Marcil is now bringing forward even more revelations about their relationship.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Painting of Indian trumpeters at risk of export from Britain
London, Nov 17 (IANS) British Culture Minister Michael Ellis on Friday placed an export bar on a unique watercolour painting depicting a traditional musical performance in mid-18th century Northern India.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Hamas chief warns Israel not to wage offensive on Gaza
Gaza, Nov 17 (IANS) Chief of Islamic Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, Yehia Sinwar on Friday warned Israel not to wage any future military offensive on the enclave that his movement has been ruling since 2007, media reported.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump says he wrote answers to Mueller's questions
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has told reporters that he has completed written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller probing into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections, but has not actually turned them in.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Iran remains confident it can sidestep sanctions: Deputy FM
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS) Iran's deputy foreign minister for political affairs has expressed confidence that the Persian nation can find a way around the US' sanctions regime and thereby prevent the nuclear deal from collapsing.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Defence/Security
Russia successfully launches cargo ship toward ISS
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) Russia has successfully launched Progress MS-10 cargo ship toward the International Space Station (ISS), Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said on Friday.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech,Technology
Ashley Graham dated 'terrible guys'
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Model Ashley Graham thinks "having sex too soon" led her to dating a string of "terrible guys", so she decided to stop having physical relationships until she married her husband Justin Ervin in 2010.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US appreciates DPRK's release of American citizen: Pompeo
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said that the US appreciates the release of an American citizen by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Qatari leader in Rome visit next week
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and a delegation of his ministers will arrive in the Italian capital on Monday for a two-day visit to clinch a series of bilateral deals in the areas of health, food and agriculture, sport and research.
2018-11-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
Ariana Grande chops off signature ponytail
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande has had her famous high ponytail chopped off, and now sports a shorter hairdo.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I can now die happily after working with Big B: Mouni Roy
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress Mouni Roy, who made her Hindi film debut with "Gold", has said that she can now die happily after working with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in her forthcoming film "Brahmastra".
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
May names Steve Barclay as new Brexit Secretary
London, Nov 17 (IANS) UK's Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday chose a replacement Brexit secretary a day after the previous incumbent quit over the Conservative Party leader's provisional deal on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Tata Investment Corp's board approves shares buyback
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Tata Investment Corporation on Friday said that its Board of Directors has approved a proposal to buyback 8.17 per cent of the total paid-up equity share capital of the company.
2018-11-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman dies at 87
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) The Oscar-winning screenwriter and best-selling author William Goldman, known for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All The President's Men", died on Friday. He was 87.
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Infosys building $35 mn education centre in US (Lead, correcting headline)
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Infosys began constructing its US Education Centre at Indianapolis in mid-west Indiana state for its employees at a cost of $35 million (Rs 252 crore), said the global software major on Friday night.
2018-11-17
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
White House agrees to temporarily return Acosta's press pass
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The US White House has said it will "temporarily reinstate" CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass in response to Federal Judge Timothy Kelly's order, while insisting that "there must be decorum at the White House."
2018-11-17
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Promotions, marketing nothing comes first, it is all about a good story: Shoojit Sircar
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Prioritising the importance of the content, critically acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shoojit Sircar on Friday said the money spent on extensive marketing should rather be used for something else.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Infosys building $25-million education centre in US
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Infosys began constructing its US Education Centre at Indianapolis in mid-west Indiana state for its employees at a cost of $35 million (Rs 252 crore), said the global software major on Friday night.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Britain share assessment of global terror threats
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, India and Britain on Friday shared their assessment of terror threats across the world, including cross-border terrorism in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region during the 12th Meeting of India-UK Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism here.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy
You must give it back to the society or a country says Twinkle Khanna
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress-writer-producer Twnikle Khanna has said that every individual must give it back to the society or their country "otherwise they would be just an animal roaming around."
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
JNU has cut library budget to one-fourth, claims students union
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) on Friday alleged that the university has slashed its library budget from Rs 8 crore to less than Rs 2 crore and doesn't have funds to renew the subscription of e-journals, a crucial tool for research.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Railway minister Piyush Goel heckled in Lucknow
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was heckled at an event in the state capital on Friday evening after he made some remarks on a senior functionary of the Northern Railways Men's Union.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahindra to increase price of 'Marazzo' from January
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Mahindra & Mahindra on Friday announced that from January 1, 2019, it will increase the price of its multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) "Marazzo" by Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chaos, brawls in Sri Lankan parliament over divisive no-confidence vote
Colombo, Nov 16 (IANS) Brewing tensions in Sri Lanka's Parliament over a no-confidence motion against the country's newly appointed prime minister boiled over to an all-out brawl between lawmakers on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cyclone Gaja: Modi assures all possible help to TN
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and assured all possible help from the Central government to the state that has been battered by Cyclone Gaja.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Venezuela stymies Japan's winning streak
Oita (Japan), Nov 16 (IANS) A late equaliser scored by midfielder Tomas Rincon secured a 1-1 tie for Venezuela against host Japan in a friendly football match on Friday, which ended the Asian team's winning streak.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Petrucci fastest in Valencia MotoGP's 2nd free practice
Valencia (Spain), Nov 16 (IANS) Danilo Petrucci of Italy (Alma Pramac Racing) on Friday set the pace in the second free practice for the Valencia Moto Grand Prix, however the Spaniard Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) is still the fastest in the overall standings after the two sessions.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Modi government squandered national interest in Rafale deal: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday questioned the Modi government's "silence" on the "fresh evidence" in the Rafale "scam" and said it is a precursor "of the storm which they are about to face."
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PKL-6: Gujarat open home leg with handsome win over Bengal
Ahmedabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Gujarat Fortunegiants got off to a flying start to their home leg as they crushed Bengal Warriors 35-23 in an inter-zonal clash of the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 at The Arena by Transtadia here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Maternity benefit: Labour Ministry says no 'welfare cess' exists
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after the Women and Child Development ministry said the government will fund 50 per cent salary of 14 weeks to women on maternity leave from the 'labour welfare cess', the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Friday said no such cess exists under them.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
WCD nominates three members of NCW
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Friday said it has nominated three persons as members of the National Commission for Women (NCW).
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Disparity between content-driven, commercial Bollywood films decreasing: Shoojit Sircar
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) National award winning director Shootij Sircar on Friday said the disparity between content-driven festival circuit films and commercial Bollywood is decreasing.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
'102 Not Out' heads for China
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor's "102 Not Out" will release in China on November 30, marking Sony Pictures Entertainment India's foray into the China market.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Insurance firms told to settle claims on crop loss soon
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) Chairman Subhash Chandra Khuntia on Friday urged the state-run insurance companies to settle claims of farmers on crop loss at the earliest.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
BJP MP targets Naidu for barring CBI
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) BJP's Rajya Sabha MP GVL Narsimha Rao on Friday hit out at Andhra Pradesh government for barring the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from conducting raids in the state, calling it a "mala fide exercise to protect the corrupt".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FIIs to stage a strong comeback, says Assocham
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) on Friday said it expects foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to "stage a strong comeback" owing to the strengthening rupee, low inflation along with weakening oil prices.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Innovation needed to cut agricultural wastage: Suresh Prabhu
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said that India requires innovation in agriculture in order to minimize wastage of argicultural produce which amounts to almost 30 per cent of the total output.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Centre changing functioning of institutions, alleges Mamata
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking a dig at the BJP for changing names of the cities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Narendra Modi-led NDA government of trying to change the functioning of autonomous institutions like the RBI and the CBI.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Odisha discoms to disconnect power during elephant movement
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) The Odisha government has asked the power distribution companies (discoms) to disconnect power supply in elephant corridors during the movement of pachyderms, said an official on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's Forex reserves decline $121.2 mn
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves declined by $121.2 million during the week ended November 9, official data showed on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fake degree in BJP's DNA, shortcut to ministry: Rahul
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking pot-shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Smriti Irani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said "fake degrees" are a shortcut to ministerial births.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
N-E development must not be piecemeal: Arunachal Governor
Itanagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier (Retired) B.D. Mishra said the development of the eight northeastern states must not be piecemeal but with an integrated approach.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Office space leasing at 36.4 mn sq.ft during Jan-Sep: Report
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Total area of office space leased out across major cities in the country during the January-September period in 2018 stood at 36.4 million square feet, 26 per cent higher on a year-on-year basis, a Colliers International report said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, China put trust on youth to boost bilateral ties
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India and China on Friday said that youth of the two countries will play a pivotal role in deepening future bilateral relations and enhancing people-to-people ties.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Education
ADB to lend $300 mn to boost infra funding by IIFCL
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday signed a $300-million loan agreement to support state-run India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) that provides long-term finance to infrastructure projects.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Satyarthi meets Pope seeking law against online child sexual abuse
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi met Pope Francis at Vatican seeking support for a new legally binding International law against 'online child sexual abuse', a statement said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Omar flays lawyer's remark on Kathua rape victim's parents
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday took exception to the remark by lawyer Deepika Rajawat on the Kathua rape and murder victim's parents.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Moroccan King, French President inaugurate Africa's first high-speed train
Rabat, Nov 16 (IANS) "Al Boraq", Africa's first high-speed railway linking the two major economic centres of Tangier and Casablanca, was jointly inaugurated by Morocco's King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron, the Moroccan embassy has said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy
Post-tigress killing fracas, BJP minister keeps off alliance efforts with Sena
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Peeved over the massive fallout of the killing of tigress Avni (T1), Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Friday said he has decided to withdraw from the reconciliation efforts for an alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Frost, Defourny share honours on Day 1 of MRF Challenge
Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) Danial Frost from Singapore and Belgian Max Defourny scored a race and a podium apiece to open their accounts in the first round of MRF Challenge at the Dubai Autodrome, here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Motorsports
Prefer opposition than alliance with Congress or BJP: Mayawati
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Asserting that her alliance with Ajit Jogi's party will get a majority in Chhattisgarh, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati on Friday said she will prefer sitting in the opposition to supporting the Congress or BJP in an adverse situation.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women's boxing worlds: Debutant Manisha stuns title contender
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Manisha Moun punched way above her weight to outshine Christina Cruz of the United States in a unanimous 5:0 decision to move into the 54 kg pre-quarterfinals at the 10th AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SC to begin hearing on RBI's circular on insolvency proceedings
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme court on Friday said it would commence from November 28 hearing on a batch of petitions contesting February 12, 2018, Reserve Bank of India 's circular spelling revised framework for initiation of insolvency proceedings against defaulting companies without any delay.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Cultural festival Jashn-e-Adab to kick off from Nov 23
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) One of the biggest language and poetry festivals in the Urdu and Hindi genre, Jashn-e-Adab, will kick off its seventh edition in the national capital from November 23.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
SC seeks Karnataka local body's response over stray dog killings
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of Karnataka's Sakleshpur municipality to a contempt petition alleging the killing of about 350 stray dogs in violation of the top court's 2015 order.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath promises better roads, infrastructure in Mizoram
Aizawl, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the condition of roads in the northeastern states has worsened under the Congress rule and promised development of Mizoram if BJP comes to power in the state in the November 28 polls.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Infosys joint venture with Temasek gets going in Singapore
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Infosys had completed forming a joint venture (JV) with the Singapore-based global investment firm Temasek to service its clients across South East Asia in the digital space, said the software major on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
NGT allows construction of Noida hospital, but orders planting 1,500 trees for lost green cover
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Refusing to interfere with the construction of Kailash Hospital in Noida, the NGT in an order released on Friday said it did not find any "illegality in environmental laws", but ordered water harvesting and planting 1,500 trees for "loss of green cover".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
212 films from 68 countries to be screened at IFFI 2018
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) The upcoming International Film Festival of India, scheduled to be held in Goa, will be screening 212 films from 68 countries, an organiser said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian health-fitness app start-up forays into Malaysia
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) As part of its overseas geographic expansion into southeast Asia, Indian health and fitness app, HealthifyMe, has forayed into Malaysia to offer its services including diet and fitness plans, said a top official on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology,Health/Medicine
Shirdi temple head booked for alleged molestation, absconds
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 16 (IANS) The Shirdi Police have booked the head of the Saibaba Temple run by Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) for alleged molestation on a complaint filed by a devotee, an official said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
T.M. Krishna to perform in Delhi on Saturday
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A concert featuring Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna, which was postponed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) reportedly following vicious trolling on social media by rightwing elements, will now be held here on Saturday under the aegis of the Delhi government.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Paddler Manav assures U-21 singles bronze in Belarus Open
Minsk, Nov 16 (IANS) Indias prodigious young paddler Manav Vikash Thakkar scored an easy 3-0 victory over Russias Lev Katsman in the quarter-finals to assure himself a place in the last four and at least a bronze medal in the U-21 men's singles category of the ITTF Challenge Belgosstrakh Belarus Open here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Belarus,Sports,Other Sports
Israel to hold early elections
Jerusalem, Nov 16 (IANS) Israel will hold early elections, it was announced here on Friday after a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Not possible to impose Emergency-like press censorship today: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Rejecting the criticism that the government was curtailing free speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that it was not possible to impose Emergency-like restrictions on press freedom thanks to modern technology that provides multiple platforms to citizens to express their views.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Funeral prayer held for Khashoggi in Istanbul
Istanbul, Nov 16 (IANS) A funeral prayer was held here on Friday for the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund situated on government land, HC told
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The government on Friday told the Delhi High Court that Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund (JNMF) is situated on the government land since its inception in 1964.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Human Interest/Society
BIC all set to host JKNRC finale this weekend (Preview)
Greater Noida, Nov 16 (IANS) All roads for racing aficionados in Delhi-NCR will lead to the Buddh International Circuit over the weekend as the curtain goes up on the grand finale of the 21st JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Marquez sets pace in rain-hit 1st free practice for Valencia MotoGP
Valencia, Nov 16 (IANS) Spanish rider Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) on Friday posted the fastest lap in the first free practice for the Valencia Moto Grand Prix, which was halted for a few minutes due to heavy rain.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Woman-son killed, faces burnt with acid in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Nov 16 (IANS) Unidentified criminals killed a 27-year-old woman and her six-year-old son and burnt their faces with acid in Jharkhand's Lohardagga district on Friday, police said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Myanmar detains Rohingyas fleeing to Malaysia by boat
Kyauktan (Myanmar), Nov 16 (IANS) Dozens of Rohingyas were detained by the Myanmar police on Friday after they came ashore in the country's Kyauktan region.
2018-11-16
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
India developing systems against ballistic missiles of more capability: Nambiar
Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) Noting that that Russian-made S-400 Triumf missile system is one of the most advanced air defence systems, Eastern Air Command Chief, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on Friday said India is also developing systems to defend itself against ballistic missiles of more capability.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Global cues, fund influx buoy equity indices; telecom stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Broadly positive global markets, influx of foreign funds and healthy macro-economic trade data lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
My daughter is an incredible life lesson for me: Soha Ali Khan
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan says being a mother has made her stronger, and that her daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu has given her an incredible life lesson.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No applications for EDM festival in Goa this Dec: Minister
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) Not a single application has been received for hosting an electronic dance music (EDM) festival in Goa this year-end, state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Chennai athletes dominated RFYS with 23 golds
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Chennai athletes completed their dominance in the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Athletics Championship, winning six gold, five silver and four bronze medals on the last day, taking their overall tally to an impressive 23 gold, 23 silver and 14 bronze.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
No proposal made for Jet, only preliminary talks: Tata Sons
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group firms, on Friday said discussions on acquiring a stake in the financially troubled Jet Airways have been at a preliminary stage and that no such proposal has been made so far.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Air quality dips despite winds and favourable weather
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Despite good winds and almost favourable weather, the air quality of the national capital and areas around it deteriorated on Friday to 'very-poor' level against 'moderate' a day before.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trupti Desai decides to return but 'will be back before Sabarimala season ends' (Roundup)
Kochi, Nov 16 (IANS) Gender activist Trupti Desai and six other women, who flew into Kochi on Friday to pray at the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala but were forced to remain at the airport for 13 hours, said late evening that she is returning, but vowed to be back before January 20, when the temple doors close.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
A taste of Belgian fashion in Mumbai
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Belgian fashion designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard and Shuting Qiu, a graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, showcased their creations at an event, where music, fashion and food brought an essence of Belgium to Mumbai.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Government approves three new projects under Nirbhaya Fund
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The government on Friday approved three new proposals - fast-track special courts, procurement of forensic kits in sexual assault cases and setting up video surveillance system at 50 railway stations under the Nirbhaya Fund.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
May fights for survival, urges unity amid Brexit turbulence
London, Nov 16 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday appealed to her Cabinet to stick together as she battled to cling onto her job, a day after a wave of resignations thrust her terms for a departure from the EU into jeopardy.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kejriwal backs Naidu on barring CBI officials; also advises IT ban
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Backing the Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh on barring the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from conducting raids in the state, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his counterpart should not allow even the Income Tax Department in the state.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Digital media a challenge to print media: Himachal CM
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said the digital media has posed a big challenge to the print media.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Media,Politics
NSUI demands fresh DUSU election
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Friday demanded that the Delhi University Vice Chancellor order fresh elections for the Students' Union.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Ali Fazal's personal connection with 'Mirzapur' (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who will soon be seen in "Mirzapur", has a personal connection with the web series.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistani government official goes missing
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) A Pakistani government official of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been missing from the capital, officials said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army Commander applauds goodwill schools in J&K
Jammu, Nov 16 (IANS) Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer commanding in chief (GoC-in-C), Northern Command on Friday applauded Army Goodwill Schools in Jammu and Kashmir for the excellent work these institutions have been doing.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Education
China backs second Trump-Kim summit
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) China on Friday said it supports the proposed second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next year.
2018-11-16
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Court agrees to hear criminal defamation complaint against Tharoor
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday agreed to hear criminal defamation complaint against Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor for his comment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "a scorpion seated on a Shiv-ling".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cyclone Gaja kills 13, leaves trail of destruction in TN (Roundup)
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) A severe cyclonic storm Gaja battered the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, leaving at least 13 people and several livestock dead and a trail of destruction in several districts.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
US court filing cites charges against Assange
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) A pair of references to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a major target of the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US election, in an unrelated court filing reveals the US government efforts to charge him, the media reported on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Badminton: Srikanth, Sameer crash out of Hong Kong Open
Kowloon (Hong Kong), Nov 16 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma lost their respective men's singles quarter-final matches to bow out of the Hong Kong Open here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
India's first elephant hospital opens in Mathura
Mathura/Agra Nov 16 (IANS) India's first specialized hospital for elephants was on Friday formally opened by Agra Divisional Commissioner Anil Kumar at Farah block's Churmura village.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Spain's injured captain Ramos leaves team, to undergo medical review
Zagreb, Nov 16 (IANS) Spanish national football team captain and defender Sergio Ramos, who flew back to Madrid following international duty, is set to undergo medical scans for an apparent groin injury Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
Former Himachal official shoots self
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Chairperson Chandra Mohan Sharma allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence here, police said on Friday. He was 67.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two-month-long Sabarimala festival begins amid tight security
Sabarimala , Nov 16 (IANS) The two-month-long festival season at the famed Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple in Kerala kicked off on Friday with the opening of the temple doors at 5 p.m amidst unprecedented security and new guidelines from the police for the pilgrims.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
How Twitter contributes to 'social jet lag'
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) People's social media usage, which largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars, is causing a huge amount of "social jet lag" and disrupting their biological clocks, reveals a study that analysed patterns of activity on the social media platform Twitter.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
No proposal made for Jet; talks at preliminary stage: Tata Sons
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group firms, on Friday said discussions on acquiring a stake in the financially troubled Jet Airways have been at a preliminary stage and that no such proposal has been made so far.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sri Lanka MPs hurl chilli powder, chairs in Parliament commotion
Colombo, Nov 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Parliament was disrupted for the second day on Friday with MPs allied to disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa throwing chilli powder at opposing MPs and hurling chairs at police officers even as the Assembly passed another no-confidence motion dismissing his government for the second time this week.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
CBI chief Verma told to respond to CVC report on him
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday told CBI Director Alok Verma to respond to the Central Vigilance Commission's (CVC) inquiry report on allegations of corruption brought against him.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Skin care rules for men this winter
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Men nowadays have become equally conscious and cognisant of their skin. However, it is important to take steps wisely.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vibrant Gujarat 2019 to focus on trade, exports from Gujarat
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat summit would focus more on trade and commerce, along with investments, Manoj Kumar Das, Principal Secretary to the Gujarat Chief Minister, said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DTC's student passes now valid in AC buses also
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on Friday allowed the students to use their concessional pass in air-conditioned buses as part of its efforts to decongest the roads by encouraging them to travel by public transport.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Johnny Depp was very gentle with me: Alison Sudol
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Alison Sudol was nervous about shooting with Johnny Depp, but her nervousness went out of the window when she met him on the sets of the "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". The actress says he immediately put her at ease.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Badal questioned by SIT on sacrilege, firing incidents
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was on Friday questioned by a Special Investigation Team of Punjab Police which is investigating incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and the subsequent firing on protesters in 2015.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Gaja cyclone: Rajnath promises all help to Tamil Nadu
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Friday took stock of the situation in Tamil Nadu where severe cyclonic storm Gaja has battered coastal areas leaving 11 dead so far, and assured Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami of all possible Central assistance.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress crying over demonetisation as it has lost money: Modi
Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the Congress and the Gandhi family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Gandhis are crying even two years after demonetisation as they have "lost" ill-gotten money.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India face stern test vs Australia in World T20 (Preview)
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 16 (IANS) Having already qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC World T20, India will be up for some real test when they take on a mighty Australia in an inconsequential tie at the Providence Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
President to embark on maiden visit to Vietnam, Australia
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a week-long visit to Vietnam and Australia beginning Sunday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Apple allows third-party app integration to its video editing software
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Apple has introduced third-party workflow extensions and a host of new features for professional video creators in its update to "Final Cut Pro X" -- its professional video-editing programme.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Madhu Chopra in Jodhpur to check Priyanka-Nick's wedding preps
Jodhpur, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra's mother Madhu landed here to check on the wedding preparations for her daughter, who is set to marry American singer beau Nick Jonas.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Du Plessis signals T20I retirement post 2020 World T20
Brisbane, Nov 16 (IANS) South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis on Friday signalled the 2020 ICC World T20 in Australia as his possible swansong from T20 internationals.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Zomato appoints Global Head for its new event-driven vertical
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Food ordering app Zomato on Friday announced the appointment of Chaitanya Mathur as the Global Head for Zomato Live -- a new event-driven vertical of the company.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Social media ups negative perception of bodies in girls
Toronto, Nov 16 (IANS) While social media like Facebook and Instagram blurs the difference between reality and fantasy, how young women interact with online images can affect the way they feel about their own bodies, say researchers.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion
I-League: Sandro double strike helps Chennai beat Aizawl
Aizwal, Nov 16 (IANS) Chennai City FC extended their lead at the top of the I-League standings, getting their fourth win as Sandro Rodriguezs two second half strikes helped them beat hosts Aizawl FC 2-1 here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Nothing can stop construction of Ram temple: UP Minister
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister of Irrigation Dharampal Singh on Friday said no power can stop a grand Ram temple from being constructed in Ayodhya and that no new law is required to be enacted for the temple.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
T.M. Krishna likens art to activism, calls for its politicisation
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna, who is at the centre of a controversy following the postponement of his scheduled concert by Airports Authority of India (AAI) in the wake of vicious trolling by right-wing elements on social media, equated art to activism on Friday and called for its politicisation.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
India squad for Futsal U-20 meet announced
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Futsal association of India on Friday announced the squad for the Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF) Futsal U-20 Championships to be held in Valledupar, Columbia.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Former Himachal official shoots self
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Chairperson Chandra Mohan Sharma allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence here, police said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Steep rise in government data requests from India: Facebook report
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Facebook has recorded 16,580 data requests from the Indian government in the first six months of 2018 -- a steep rise compared to a total of 22,024 requests in the full year of 2017 and 13,613 in 2016.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian surgeons' body elects new president
Hyderabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Eminent breast cancer surgeon P. Raghu Ram has been elected as the President of The Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), which represents the surgical fraternity across the country.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Netanyahu announces investment in areas near Gaza after criticism
Jerusalem, Nov 16 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allocated $135 million for communities near the Gaza Strip, which have been affected by the firing of rockets from the enclave, after Israeli residents criticized the acceptance of a ceasefire there, authorities said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian national arrested for raping minor in Nepal
Kathmandu, Nov 16 (IANS) A 22-year-old Indian national has been arrested by the police in Nepal's Palpa district on the charge of raping a seven-year-old girl.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Actors definitely grab a whole lot of eyeballs: Kunal Rawal
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Designer Kunal Rawal says actors grab a whole lot of eyeballs and they help in boosting a designer's label.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ex-Philippines dictator's wife released after posting bail
Manila, Nov 16 (IANS) The widow of former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos was released on bail on Friday after paying a 150,000 pesos ($2,850) fine imposed by the country's anti-corruption court Sandiganbayan.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi challenges Congress to appoint a non-Gandhi as its chief
Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), Nov 16 (IANS) Exploiting to the hilt Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's remarks that a "Chaiwala" (tea-seller) became Prime Minister because of Jawaharlal Nehru's commitment to democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress challenging it to appoint a non-Gandhi as party president for five years.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics
Gulshan Devaiah did action scenes despite knee surgery
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah shot for intense action scenes in Vasan Bala's "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" despite having undergone a knee surgery. He says he had to be extra careful as there was a greater risk involved.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul goes ballistic against Modi, MP CM
Deori/Seoni (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Flaying Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inflicting the "biggest scam" on the nation in the form of demonetisation, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday assured the people of Madhya Pradesh that his party, if voted to power, would waive farm loans and turn the state into Indias agriculture hub.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Steep rise in government data requests from India in 2018 first half: Facebook
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Facebook has recorded 16,580 data requests from the Indian government in the first six months of 2018 -- a steep rise compared to a total of 22,024 requests in the full year of 2017 and 13,613 in 2016.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
India Inc investment in foreign ventures falls 10% in October
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Indian companies' investment in their overseas ventures continued to be less than the year-ago period for the 19th month in a row as it fell 10.5 per cent to $1.76 billion in October, Reserve Bank data showed.
2018-11-16
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Sensex gains nearly 200 points; telecom stocks rise
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Broadly positive global markets, healthy macro-economic trade data and a slight recovery in the rupee aided the barometer S&P BSE Sensex to end with gains close to 200 points.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Motorola updates its 'One Power' smartphone with Android 9 Pie
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Lenovo-owned Chinese smartphone company Motorola on Friday announced that it has started rolling out the Android 9 Pie software over-the-air (OTA) update to its "One Power" smartphone, replacing Android Oreo.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Writers are most important ingredient in filmmaking: Big B
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son of late celebrated poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, says writers are the most important part of the filmmaking process.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
65 killed in California wildfires, 631 missing
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) The death toll from the destructive wildfires in California has increased to 65 while 631 people were reported missing, authorities said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India will pursue own interest in Indo-Pacific: Indian envoy in Beijing
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) India will look at its own interest in the Indo-Pacific region where China and the US are vying for influence, India's envoy Gautam Bambawale has said here.
2018-11-16
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India has Rs 1,500 cr bank guarantee on offsets in Rafale deal
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India has secured a bank guarantee for about Rs 1,500 crore from Dassault in the Rafale jet deal as a safeguard against any violations of the offset policy prepared in accordance with the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), a leading financial daily said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Andhra bars CBI officials from entering state without permission
Amaravati, Nov 16 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, THE Andhra Pradesh government has barred the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from conducting raids or carrying out investigations in the state without its permission.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Stalin appreciates TN Disaster Management Authority
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin appreciated the Tamil Nadu Disaster Management Authority (TNDMA) for its actions to tackle cyclone Gaja that battered several coastal districts on Friday morning.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
CBI books ex-PNB Deputy Manager in disproportionate assets case
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) The CBI on Friday said that it has registered a case of disproportionate assets against Gokulnath Shetty, the former Punjab National Bank Deputy Manager who allegedly facilitated the Rs 13,500 crore scam involving fugitive diamataires Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gender activist Trupti holed up at Kochi airport
Kochi, Nov 16 (IANS) Gender activist Trupti Desai and six other women flew into Kochi on Friday to pray at the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala but were forced to remain in the airport for hours as hundreds of BJP and Hindu activists blocked their exit.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Your genes make you tea or coffee lover: Study
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) Are you a tea or coffee person? The answer may lie in your genetic predisposition towards bitter tastes, say researchers.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Mohiniattam maestro Kanak Rele named for Birla Kala Shikhar award
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Renowned classical danseuse-cum-scholar and exponent of Mohiniattam dance form, Kanak Rele will be honoured with this year's 'Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Award for Lifetime Achievement', an official said here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Actor Varun Sharma gets sweaters for strays
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Varun Sharma bought sweaters and socks for stray dogs here. He hopes that it helps them survive the harsh winter.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Mishing' is an effort to preserve Sherdukpen language: Assamese filmmaker
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Award-winning Assamese filmmaker Bobby Sarma Baruah said her movie 'Mishing' (The Apparition) is an attempt to preserve Arunachal Pradesh's Sherdukpen dialect which is on the verge of extinction.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
'Ben Is Back' will release in India on December 7
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Julia Roberts-starrer "Ben Is Back", in which she plays a mother to a drug addict son, will hit the screens in India on December 7.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aadesh Shrivastava's son seeks Big B's blessings before single's launch
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Late singer-composer Aadesh Shrivastava's 21-year-old son Avitesh sought megastar Amitabh Bachchan's blessings ahead of the launch of his single "Main Hua Tera".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Seven policemen injured in Kashmir accident
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Seven policemen were injured when a vehicle carrying them turned turtle in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ramayana and Mahabharata have identical themes and history: Devdutt Pattanaik
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Popular belief has it that the Ramayana is idealistic while the Mahabharata is realistic but these two epics have "identical building blocks, themes, and history," says writer-mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik, whose new book "Ramayana Versus Mahabharata: My Playful Comparison" is all set for release later this month.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Winter session of Odisha Assembly begins
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) The winter session of the Odisha Assembly began on a stormy note on Friday as members of the opposition Congress created a ruckus over farmers' issue.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Sikh asylum cases see big spurt as Canada acknowledges revival of separatism (IANS Exclusive)
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) The number of asylum seekers in Canada from India, a majority of them Sikhs, has soared by over 300 per cent in the past two years alone, with the Canadian government agencies acknowledging "renewed support for separatism in the Punjab region".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Softbank Vision Fund pumps $300 mn in Automation Anywhere
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) California-based Enterprise software provider Automation Anywhere on Friday announced that it has raised $300 million from the SoftBank Group's Saudi Arabia-backed Vision Fund.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce preterm birth risk: Study
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births, says a new research.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Vested interests trying to fail India's first engine-less train: Official
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Vested interests are trying to "fail" India's first locomotive- less train or Train 18, a top official said on Friday, adding there was nothing to worry about the glitches that occurred during a trial run.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Tesla acquires trucking firms to deliver Model 3 on time: Musk
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Tesla has acquired trucking companies to ensure early delivery of Model 3 and help buyers get tax credits by the end of the year, the electric car company's CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
India revokes 25 NRI men's passports over marital discord
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian government has revoked the passports of 25 men living abroad for abandoning their spouses in India, a Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) official said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
N. Korea to expel detained US citizen
Pyongyang, Nov 16 (IANS) North Korea has said it will deport a US citizen who was detained in October after entering illegally from China, Pyongyang state media reported on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Artist paints a stay-at-home woman's dreamland
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Bold brushstrokes by artist Arpita Chandra conjure up a dreamland in her ongoing solo exhibition "Dream" here, narrating the tale of women who might be physically at home, but their imagination runs wild and unrestrained.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
How to take care of your garden tools
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking good care of your garden tools will make them last longer and will also make them work better for you in the garden. During the winter season when you are putting your garden to bed, is the right time to get your tools cleaned up and in good condition so that they are ready to start working for you in the summer and spring season.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's GSAT-29 communication satellite pushed higher into orbit
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) India's latest communication satellite, GSAT-29, was pushed further upwards towards its intended spot on Friday morning, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Congress does not want to credit people for choosing 'chaiwala' PM: Modi
Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), Nov 16 (IANS) Exploiting to the hilt Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's recent remarks that a "chaiwala" became PM because of Jawaharlal Nehru's commitment to democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress saying it was not ready to credit people for this but only a dynasty.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics
AIR sexual harassment: NCW seeks Prasar Bharti, I&B reports
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The National Commission for Women has written to Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi S. Vempati and Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare seeking a report on the developments in the sexual harassment cases in All India Radio (AIR).
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brothers murder sister, cousin in Pakistan 'honour killing'
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Two men killed their 15-year-old sister and cousin on Friday in Shangla district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in a suspected case of honour killing, the police said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Riga Marathon awarded IAAF Gold Label
Riga, Nov 16 (IANS) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has awarded the Gold Label to the Lattelecom Riga Marathon as one of the world's leading road races, organisers of the Riga Marathon said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Latvia,Sports,Athletics
Over 6 mn '8X' smartphones sold globally: Honor
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei's online focused sub-brand Honor on Friday announced that it sold over 6 million units of the recently launched "Honor 8X" globally, becoming the top "Singles Day" performer in terms of sales volume and revenue under the smartphone category.
2018-11-16
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Rahul targets Modi, MP CM
Deori (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetization, calling it the "biggest scam" in the country, and attacked the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh over corruption and unemployment.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bangladesh continues efforts to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar
Dhaka, Nov 16 (IANS) Bangladesh on Friday continued its efforts to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar after a failed attempt the day before because none were willing to return.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Bohemian Rhapsody': Endearing, but not a great Freddy Mercury biopic (Movie Review)
Film: "Bohemian Rhapsody"; Director: Bryan Singer; Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander and Mike Myers; Rating: ***
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Responsible media vital for nation building: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) On the occasion of National Press Day, Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on Friday said that a responsible and objective media was one of the most important institutions for nation building.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Peng Shuai in last eight at Houston tennis
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) China's former number 1 Peng Shuai rallied to beat Swiss player and top seed Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round to reach the quarterfinals of the Houston tennis tournament.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
River captain Ponzio to return for Libertadores decider
Buenos Aires, Nov 16 (IANS) River Plate captain Leonardo Ponzio will be fit to play in next week's second leg of the Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors after recovering from a leg injury, coach Marcelo Gallardo said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Cybersecurity conference to discuss attacks on governments, industries
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Speakers at the AVAR 2018 international cyber security conference will discuss advanced persistent targeted attacks on governments and industries to security for smart cars in the Internet of Things (IoT), said a city-based cyber security major.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Australia goes to WTO over India's sugar subsidy
Canberra, Nov 16 (IANS) Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham on Friday announced that his country was taking legal action against India at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over its sugar subsidy scheme which he said has the global market in a spin and risks pushing many Australian growers beyond the financial point of no return.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Internet as powerful as nuclear bomb: John C. Reilly
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor John C. Reilly feels Internet is the central issue of our time, and says it was exciting to address several concerns around it through a "fun and entertaining" story with "Ralph Breaks the Internet".
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Raja Bhaiyya announces new political party
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Raghraj Pratap Singh aka Raja Bhaiyya, an Independent legislator from Kunda, on Friday announced the formation of a new political party in Uttar Pradesh which will contest the next Lok Sabha polls.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Internacional keep alive Brazil Serie A title hopes
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Brazil international striker Leandro Damiao scored one goal and set up another as Internacional kept alive their Brazilian Serie A title hopes with a 2-0 victory over America Mineiro.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Sabarimala protests: Gender activist Trupti Desai still at Kochi airport
Kochi, Nov 16 (IANS) Gender activist Trupti Desai and six other women, who arrived here on Friday to visit the Sabarimala temple amid strong protests by Hindu activists, were still at the airport after almost eight hours.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ecuador beat Peru 2-0 in friendly
Lima, Nov 16 (IANS) Second-half goals from Antonio Valencia and Enner Valencia gave Ecuador a 2-0 victory over Peru in their international friendly here.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Batshuayi leads Belgium 2-0 over Iceland
Brussels, Nov 16 (IANS) Michy Batshuayi had a brace to lead Belgium to a 2-0 win over Iceland in a UEFA Nations League contest.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Shuttler Srikanth crashes out of Hong Kong Open
Kowloon (Hong Kong), Nov 16 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles quarter-final match to bow out out of the Hong Kong Open here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
Sensex up 160 points on rupee recovery, healthy trade data
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Broadly positive global markets, healthy macro-economic trade data along with a slight recovery in rupee guided the advances in the key Indian equity indices during the afternoon trade session on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Xiaomi cuts prices of 5 smartphones in India
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Friday announced that it was permanently cutting the prices of five of its handsets in India, a day after the International Data Corporation (IDC) declared that the company was the market leader in the third quarter of 2018 in the country.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Large meteorite impact crater found beneath Greenland ice sheet
London, Nov 16 (IANS) An international team of researchers has unearthed a large meteorite impact crater under more than a half-mile of ice in northwestern Greenland's Hiawatha Glacier.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Where data sits is irrelevant as its ownership is the key: Jack Dorsey (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Stressing that data localization is an irrelevant debate in an era of Cloud, the deliberations must be in the direction of how people own and control their data, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
India Fashion Week to launch Gen-Z, a platform for budding designers
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The India Fashion Week, in its Autumn Winter'19 season to be held here next year, will launch Gen-Z, a dedicated platform for budding designers from the country.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Netflix likely to embrace ads like YouTube soon'
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) US' leading media streaming service provider Netflix Inc. is likely to embrace advertisements as it aims to compete head-to-head with streaming giant YouTube, an expert said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Federer cruises past Anderson to reach last-4 of ATP Finals
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Roger Federer booked his place in the last four of the ATP Finals, tennis' elite season-ending event, with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over big-serving South African Kevin Anderson.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Modi stops briefly at Varanasi
Varanasi, Nov 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday briefly stopped at his parliamentary constituency here in Uttar Pradesh on his way to poll-bound Chhattisgarh, an official said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
19-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant to get high
Amsterdam, Nov 16 (IANS) A 19-year-old recovering drug addict died after inhaling deodorant in an attempt to get high, doctors who treated him in the Netherlands have revealed in a case report to highlight the fatal consequences of inhaling chemicals.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Netherlands,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
T.M. Krishna to perform in Delhi on Saturday
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A concert featuring Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna, which was postponed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in controversial circumstances following vicious trolling on social media by rightwing elements, will now be held here on Saturday under the aegis of the Delhi government.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Ex-army officer forays into Bollywood to tell 'lost stories' of war heroes
Jaipur, Nov 16 (IANS) With the heroic stories of soldiers losing their sheen by getting lost with the passage of time, a former Army officer has forayed into Bollywood with a production house, aiming to serve such legendary stories to the masses.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Donald Trump is inspiring hate: Actress Katherine Waterston (IANS Interview)
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Katherine Waterston gets scared when she sees leaders around the world manipulating people to create a divide. The "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" actress says US President Donald Trump is inspiring hate, and so are a lot of other leaders globally.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,Politics,IANS Life
Gaja cyclone hits Tamil Nadu, leaves 11 dead
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) A severe cyclonic storm, Gaja, battered the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, leaving at least 11 people dead and causing widespread destruction.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Don't want to be stressed: Cheryl
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Discussing her battle with anxiety and life as a mother left singer Cheryl glowing. She says she doesn't want to be stressed in any way.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nick Knowles is single
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Television presenter and music artiste Nick Knowles has been linked to a plethora of women over recent months, two years since his split from wife Jessica Moor. Now he says he is single.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fiction from the west (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Read a heart-breaking love story - one that will transcend decades, continents and the workings of fate. There's also a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott. Next up is a tale that illuminates the tensions that have torn communities apart and the unlikely forces - potent magic, forbidden love - that boldly attempt to bridge that divide. Finally, go through the story of a young boy destined to lead his countrymen -- not without any struggles, however.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
'Mary Poppins Returns' to release in India on Jan 4, 2019
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Emily Blunt's "Mary Poppins Returns" will release in India on January 4 next year.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Croatia edge past Spain 3-2
Zagreb, Nov 16 (IANS) Croatia battled to the final whistle and prevailed with a 3-2 over Spain to stay alive in the UEFA Nations League.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
'Mohalla Assi': Provocative, pungent, relevant (Movie Review)
Film: Mohalla Assi; Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi; Cast: Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan and Saurabh Shukla; Rating: ***1/2
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kumail Nanjiani enters 'The Twilight Zone'
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Pakistan-origin actor-comedian Kumail Nanjiani is crossing over into "The Twilight Zone". He will star in an episode of the Jordan Peele-led reboot.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
J&K teen abducted, killed
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after a teenager was abducted from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, his body was recovered in a village in Pulwama on Friday, police said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Delhi policeman commits suicide
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A Delhi Police Head Constable on Friday committed suicide, blaming his in-laws for insulting him by publicly thrashing him a day ago, police said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England thump US 3-0 in football friendly
London, Nov 16 (IANS) England's national football team drubbed the US 3-0 in a football friendly match played at Wembley Stadium.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Kedarnath' a genuine attempt to create harmony: Abhishek Kapoor (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Seeing a Muslim porter carrying a Hindu pilgrim on his back -- something that speaks a lot about India as a country -- left a seed in Abhishek Kapoor's heart and mind to tell a tale of "harmony" with his forthcoming Hindi film "Kedarnath".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Germany show signs of recovery, beat Russia 3-0
Berlin, Nov 16 (IANS) Germany showed signs of recovery after a horrible year and beat Russia 3-0 in a friendly match in Leipzig.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Pence warns against Chinese aggression in Indo-Pacific
Singapore, Nov 16 (IANS) In an apparent reference to China, US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called for an open Indo-Pacific region free of "imperial aggression".
2018-11-16
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Diplomacy
Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilots
Tokyo, Nov 16 (IANS) Japan Airlines announced on Friday that it would introduce a new breathalyser system at overseas airports after one of its pilots was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport for being drunk.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Japan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Citrix acquires micro app platform Sapho
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Desktop virtualisation leader Citrix on Friday announced the acquisition of Sapho, a leading micro app platform, for an undisclosed sum.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
CBI Director Verma asked to respond to CVC report on him
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) CBI Director Alok Verma was on Friday asked by the Supreme Court to respond to the Central Vigilance Commission's (CVC) inquiry report on allegations of corruption brought against him.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Enhancing employability for young Indians: Lessons for policymakers, academics (Comment)
Like many proud Indians I get upset when faced with alarming reports that point to the poor employment rate of India's college and university graduates.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Opinion/Commentary,Education
'Mowgli...' team coming to India for world premiere
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Andy Serkis along with Christian Bale and Freida Pinto will visit Mumbai for the world premiere of their film "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Google set to release new system update to 'Wear OS'
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Google is set to release a new system update called the "H Update" to its "Wear Operating System (OS)" with features like the battery saver, body efficiency and smart app resume.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Himachal sunny after snowfall, rain
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after moderate snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, capital Shimla and nearby tourist spots saw a sunny Friday although the minimum temperature at most place was close to the freezing point.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bollywood wishes DeepVeer happiness forever after
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Debuting as "Mrs & Mr" on social media newly-married couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone received wishes galore from friends and colleagues.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Under Harmanpreet Kaur's captaincy, team India have a superb opportunity (Comment)
For a country thats as cricket-crazy as India is, its amazing (read "really really unfortunate"), that the womens game, up until very recently, has got such little attention.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,Art/Culture/Books,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Satellite-tagged Amur falcon killed in Manipur (Environmental Feature)
Dimapur, Nov 16 (IANS/Mongabay) Days after it was satellite-tagged and released, an Amur falcon "Manipur", eponymously named after the northeast Indian state bordering Myanmar, was allegedly shot down by unknown miscreants at a roosting site during its migratory passage through the region.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features
Eva Longoria to direct '24-7'
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria Baston will make her feature directorial debut with workplace comedy "24-7".
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Missing Disney movie resurfaces after 70 years in Japan
Tokyo, Nov 16 (IANS) A 1928 Disney animation, which predates the creation of Mickey Mouse, has resurfaced in Japan, the media reported on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Japan,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Hugh Grant joins Nicole Kidman in 'The Undoing'
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Hugh Grant will star opposite actress Nicole Kidman in the upcoming series "The Undoing".
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Florida's Senate race heads to a hand recount
Miami, Nov 16 (IANS) The Florida Senate race in the US midterm elections was headed to a hand recount after a machine review of the initial vote kept Democratic Senator Bill Nelson narrowly behind his challenger, Republican Governor Rick Scott.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gehlot to contest from Sardarpura, Pilot from Tonk
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will contest the December 7 Assembly elections from his traditional Sardarpura seat while the Congress' state unit chief Sachin Pilot will contest from Tonk.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Invest in Augmented Intelligence for digital transformation: Gartner analyst
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Companies should focus on "Augmented Intelligence", digital product management, and in creating a digital twin of an organisation (DTO) for their next level of digital transformation and boost in growth, a top Gartner analyst has said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
J&K teen abducted, killed
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after a teenager was abducted from Shopian district, his body was recovered in a village in Pulwama on Friday, police said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Model, actress Kim Porter dead at 47
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Model and actress Kim Porter, who dated rapper P. Diddy for 13 years and is the mother of three of his children, is dead. She was 47.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Live happy, live with pride: Big B wishes Aaradhya on birthday
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, on his granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan's seventh birthday, penned a heart-warming message saying she should live happy and with pride.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide by Cambodia tribunal
Phnom Penh, Nov 16 (IANS) Two of the Khmer Rouges top leaders on Friday were found guilty of genocide at a tribunal here.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Cambodia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesia plane crash victim's family sue Boeing
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) The parents of a passenger who was onboard the Lion Air flight that crashed into the Java Sea last month killing 189 people, have sued Boeing for its alleged "unsafe design" of the 737 Max 8 aircraft.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Independent body to moderate content at Facebook
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Facebook will establish an independent body next year to oversee user appeals of content, thereby admitting that it should not take a call on free expression and safety on its own, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
IIT Kharagpur's research to boost LPG distribution
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) IIT Kharagpur researchers have devised a decision support system to help maximise the LPG connections in BPL (below poverty line) households, an official statement said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Education
Misty Friday morning in Delhi, air quality 'poor'
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 14.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Microsoft acquires conversational AI and bot development firm
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Microsoft has announced to acquire a conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) and bot development company XOXCO for an undisclosed sum.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
California wildfires toll reaches 65, 631 remain missing
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) The death toll from the destructive wildfires in California has increased to 65, while 631 people remain unaccounted for, authorities said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Global cues, healthy macro-data buoy equity indices
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Broadly positive Asian markets along with healthy macro-economic trade data and low crude oil prices buoyed the key Indian equity indices during the early morning trade session on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
J&K to remain dry till Nov 21
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir dropped on Friday with Leh being the coldest at minus 8.1, as the Met forecast a dry spell to continue till November 21.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kim Jong-un tests high-tech weapon: Pyongyang media
Seoul, Nov 16 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has inspected a test of a newly developed high-tech weapon, amid faltering nuclear disarmament negotiations with the US, Pyongyang's state media reported on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
First snow in New York causes traffic disruption
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) New York received this year's first snowfall which led to traffic disruption, flight cancellations and travel difficulties.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Gender activist Trupti Desai stuck at Cochin airport
Kochi, Nov 16 (IANS) Gender activist Trupti Desai and six other women, who arrived here on Friday to visit the Sabarimala temple amid strong protests by Hindu activists, are stuck at the airport.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google Doodle celebrates humanity's first message into space
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) In 1974, scientists sent humankind's first, three-minute long interstellar radio message - the Arecibo Message - and 44 years later, Google on Friday celebrated the feat with a Doodle.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Cyclone Gaja crosses TN coast
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, felling several trees, damaging thatched huts and hoardings, according to the IMD.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Knits to own this winter
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With winter comes the time to opt for knits that can make you both warm and glamorous at the same time so select wisely.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cyclone Gaja crosses TN coast
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday between 12.30 a.m. and 2.30 a.m. between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
5 abducted Iranian border guards freed in Pakistan
Tehran, Nov 16 (IANS) Five of 12 Iranian border guards kidnapped last month by an Iranian militant group were freed on Thursday in Pakistan, the chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Thursday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Each baby is different: Helen Flanagan
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) "Coronation Street" actress Helen Flanagan has hit back at "negative" mum-shamers who criticised her for weaning her baby at five months.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US coalition uses phosphorus bombs in Syria: Russia
Moscow, Nov 16 (IANS) The US-led coalition in Syria has resumed intensive air strikes in the terrorist-held localities in the regions east of the Euphrates, Russia Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, quoting local Syrian residents.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
E-cigarette use among US youth becomes an 'epidemic'
Chicago, Nov 16 (IANS) Just days after the US city of Chicago took eight online retailers to court for illegally selling e-cigarettes to underage residents, federal agencies confirmed astonishing increases in nationwide youth use of e-cigarettes.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kris Jenner wants Kanye to 'share' some thoughts 'privately'
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Reality TV star Kris Jenner wishes her son-in-law Kanye West would keep some of his strong opinions to himself.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Saudi FM denies crown prince's link to Khashoggi case
Riyadh, Nov 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Thursday insisted that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "absolutely" had nothing to do with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
British PM vows to move on with her Brexit plan
London, Nov 16 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday vowed to move on with her Brexit plan on the basis of the draft agreement between London and Brussels, saying "the course I have set out is the right one".
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Trump accuses Mueller's team of 'threatening' people in Russia probe
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday accused on Twitter that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team was "threatening" people to cooperate in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jonas Blue wants to collaborate with Cheryl
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Superstar DJ Jonas Blue, who recorded a hit with Liam Payne, now wants to work with the One Direction star's former girlfriend, singer Cheryl on new material.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US sanctions 17 Saudi officials over killing of Khashoggi
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) The United States' government on Thursday sanctioned 17 Saudi Arabian officials for their alleged role in the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul early last month.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Week-long film preservation, restoration workshop kicks off in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) A week-long workshop kicked off at Kolkata International Film Festival on Thursday bringing together 58 students from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar to attend and experts from abroad.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Saudi investigation reveals Khashoggi murdered with 'overdose'
Riyadh, Nov 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecution revealed Thursday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered with "overdose" of a drug injected by a group of Saudi agents.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICC Women's WorldT20: Indian ride spinners' show to beat Ireland and make semis (Roundup)
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 16 (IANS) India rode their spinners' good show to beat Ireland with a comfortable 52-run margin and enter the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World T20 at the Providence Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
167 against Australia gave me confidence: VVS Laxman
Hyderabad, Nov 16 (IANS) While the epic inning of 281 against Australia at Eden Gardens is what defines V.V.S. Laxman, but it is knock of 167 against the same team at Sydney which is close to the heart of the former Indian cricketer.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Mahindra rolls out electric autorickshaw in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra's arm on Thursday rolled out two variant of electric 3-wheeler autorickshaw here.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone debut as Mr & Mrs
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) The hide and seek got over as Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, after two days of wedding ceremonies in the far and dreamy Lake Como setting in Italy, unveiled their first look as a married couple to the public on Thursday, immensely pleasing their army of fans.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
UN calls for peace as famine looms in conflict-stricken Yemen
Rome, Nov 15 (IANS/AKI) The UN World Food Programme on Thursday appealed for an end to the devastating three-and-a-half-year civil war in Yemen, where a full-blown famine looms in what is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
O.P. Bhatt resigns from Yes Bank's search committee to find Kapoor's successor
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Yes Bank on Thursday said that former Chairman of State Bank of India O.P. Bhatt has resigned as an external expert of the 'Search and Selection Committee' which has been set up to find a successor to the company's MD and CEO Rana Kapoor.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Amitabh Bachchan has preserved most of his films (Lead, Correcting Para 3)
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has successfully saved the prints of most of his films, an expert said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Fitch affirms India's rating at 'BBB-'; outlook stable
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Credit rating agency Fitch on Thursday affirmed India's 'Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating' (IDR) at 'BBB-' with a stable outlook.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PKL 6: U Mumba end home leg on perfect note, hammer Tamil Thalaivas 36-22
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) U Mumba ended their home leg on a happy note after they thrashed Tamil Thalaivas 36-22 in an inter-zonal clash of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the NSCI stadium here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
IPL: KKR release Curran, Johnson ; Nagarkoti retained
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) released Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport and Javon Searles ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the next season, the franchise announced on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Bharat Electronics pays government 200% total dividend
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) paid Rs 324 crore as 200 per cent total dividend for fiscal 2017-18 to the central government, which holds 66 per cent equity shares in the state-run defence behemoth, said a senior official on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Digitising SHG-bank link can generate $4 bn banking opportunity: Nabard
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala on Thursday said digitising its self help group (SHG) bank linkage programme could generate up to $4 billion of banking opportunity.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Want to build my own legacy, says Birla son Aryaman
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Son of Kumar Mangalam Birla, among the top 10 richest Indians, 21-year-old Aryaman, who plays for Madhya Pradesh in first class cricket, on Thursday said he wants to make a name for himself on his own.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Favourites prevail on 1st day of women's boxing worlds
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Pre-tournament favourites enjoyed easy outings even as the bout between Staridsman Anja of Australia and Cordero Hernanadez of Columbia in the lightweight category turned out to be the best on the opening day of the AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
ICC Women's WorldT20: Mithali half-ton lifts India to 145/6 vs Ireland
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 15 (IANS) Former skipper Mithali Raj once again came to India's rescue with a fluent half century to help the women-in-blue post a below-par 145/6 against Ireland in their third match of the ICC Women's World T20 at the Providence Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
No Muslim among 162 BJP candidates in Rajasthan: Is party back to Hindutva?
Jaipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Of the 162 BJP candidates, announced so far in two instalments for the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly polling for which is due on December 7, one absence the observers have marked is of any Muslim candidate, strengthening the perception that the party is playing the Hindutva card.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
ABVP suspends DUSU head; CYSS calls it conspiracy
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The AAP students' wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) on Thursday alleged that the ABVP already knew about Ankiv Baisoya's fake degree and that his suspension was a "planned conspiracy".
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
India's exports up 18% in October
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports grew by 17.86 per cent in October on a year-on-year basis, official data showed on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP Lok Sabha member from Ladakh quits party
Srinagar, Nov 15 (IANS) Thupstan Chhewang, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Ladakh constituency, resigned from the party on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Cyclone Gaja set to cross TN coast near Nagapattinam
Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) The severe cyclonic storm Gaja, which lay centred about 126 km east of Karaikal in Puducherry, is expected to cross the Tamil Nadu coast near Nagapattinam on Thursday night, Indian Meteoroligcal Department (IMD) said.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jet Airways refutes reports of merger with Tata SIA Airlines
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Dismissing the recent reports of a likely merger with Tata SIA Airlines, Jet Airways on Thursday said the news is "purely speculative" and that there were no such discussion in the company's Board.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Quad discusses cooperation in Indo-Pacific, regional issues
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Officials of the quad, revived last year comprising India, the US, Japan, and Australia that seeks to work for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, met in Singapore on Thursday on the sidelines of this year's East Asia Summit.
2018-11-15
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
HC directs Meghalaya Police to ensure security to injured women activists
Shillong, Nov 15 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court on Thursday directed the Director General of Police R. Chandranathan to provide security to frontline women rights activist Agnes Kharshiing and her aide Amita Sangma who were brutally attacked recently.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Sunrisers retain Warner; release stumper Saha
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday retained banned Australian opener David Warner for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) while releasing India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha ahead of the player auction for the 2019 IPL, next month.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
SC issues directions to 8 HCs, state governments on appointment of judges
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a series of directions to eight high courts and state governments on the appointment of judges to the vacant positions in the subordinate judiciary, including infrastructure and court staff in a time-bound manner.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India, US, Japan, Australia discuss cooperation in Indo-Pacific
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Officials of the quad, revived last year comprising India, the US, Japan, and Australia that seeks to work for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, met in Singapore on Thursday on the sidelines of this year's East Asia Summit.
2018-11-15
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
BJP expels 53 leaders for indiscipline, anti-party activities
Bhopal, Nov 15 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday expelled 53 rebel party leaders, including former Union minisrter Sartaj Singh, ex-minister Ramkrishna Kusmaria, for anti-party activities and indiscipline.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India, Morocco sign three key agreements
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India and Morocco signed three major agreements, including in the areas of legal and judicial cooperation and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, during the course of Moroccan Minister of Justice Mohamed Auajjar's ongoing visit to India.
2018-11-15
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Ranji Roundup: Jadeja show helps Saurashtra beat Railways
Rajkot, Nov 15 (IANS) India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja helped Saurashtra beat the Railways on the final day of Round 2 of the Ranji Trophy at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
PKL 6: Pardeep guides Patna to 38-35 win over Delhi
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Skipper Pardeep Narwal's stunning performance helped defending champions Patna Pirates pip Dabang Delhi 38-35 in an inter-zonal clash of the sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Civil society forums to campaign against hunger, starvation in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) A civil society network on Thursday claimed that starvation was a major problem in West Bengal and said several people's organisations would join hands to start a movement on the issue.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Infosys names insider Jayesh Sanghrajka as interim CFO
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Thursday appointed its executive Vice-President Jayesh Sanghrajka as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from Saturday in place of outgoing CFO M.D. Ranganath.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Kenya looks for Indian investments on strategic areas
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) In a bid to boost jobs creation and achieve food security along with providing homes and low cost healthcare, Kenya is keen on Indian investments in the four strategic areas of manufacturing, agriculture, housing, healthcare sector, an envoy said here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Koregaon-Bhima chargesheet: Activists conspired to kill PM, topple government
Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 15 (IANS) The Pune Police filed its first chargesheet against 10 prime accused in the Koregaon-Bhima caste riots case of January 1 2018, charging them, among others, with conspiring to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi and overthrow the democratically elected government with violent means.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition prime ministerial candidate to be decided after elections: Yechury
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday said the issue of the Prime Minister among the non-BJP parties would be decided after the general election.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SIAM to organise 2nd edition of Indo-Bangla Automotive Show in Dhaka
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Thursday said it will jointly organise the second edition of the Indo-Bangla Automotive Show with Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) in Dhaka.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Classic Legends launches 'Jawa' bikes starting Rs 1.55 lakh
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) In a bid to revive the Jawa brand of motorcycles in India, Classic Legends, a subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra, on Thursday launched two bikes "Jawa" and "Jawa Forty Two".
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Can't compel armed forces to buy from Indian firm: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Amid allegations of corruption in Rafale fighter jet deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday that she cannot compel the armed forces to buy equipment from any specific Indian company.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Government is not eyeing RBI's surplus reserves: Gurumurthy
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Calling the government's standoff with the RBI a part of India's thinking ecosystem which depends on American ideas, RBI board member S. Gurumurthy on Thursday said the government was not asking for the central bank's surplus reserves but only wanted formulation of a policy as to how much reserves it must have.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Section 144 imposed to foil anti-Citizenship Bill rally
Guwahati, Nov 15 (IANS) With thousands protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill expected to descend on Guwahati on Friday, authorities slapped prohibitory orders banning the assembly of four or more people in and Assam's main city.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
IPL: RCB retains 13 players; releases few big guns
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday released big guns in former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, all-rounders Corey Anderson and Chris Woakes while welcoming another all-rounder Marcus Stoinis ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction next month.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Minister, private agency spar over cleanliness of Goa beaches
Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar accused a private beach management agency of discontinuing its beach cleaning services when the tourism season is just about gathering steam.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
We will not initiate sledging but will retaliate, says Kohli
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Any series between India and Australia over the past few years has been full of sledging wars and it seems the tradition will continue this time again when the Virat Kohli-led side visit down under for a long tour this winter.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Meghalaya minister's bodyguard arrested for assaulting Bhutanese national
Shillong, Nov 15 (IANS) The bodyguard of Meghalaya's Social Welfare Minister and his two friends were arrested on Thursday after he assaulted a Bhutanese truck driver and his aide in West Jaintia Hills district.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone debut as Mr & Mrs
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) The hide and seek is over. Bollywood's much-loved couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, after two days of wedding ceremonies in the far and dreamy Lake Como setting in Italy, unveiled their first look as a married couple to the public on Thursday, immensely pleasing their army of fans.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amitabh Bachchan has preserved most of his films
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has successfully saved the prints of most of his films, an expert said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Ashley Lobo's company collaborates with Polish dance group
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Choreographer Ashley Lobo's dance company Navdhara India Dance Theatre (NIDT) has collaborated with Poland-based Zawirowania Dance Theatre for their contemporary piece titled 'The Crossing.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
IPL: Daredevils pin hopes on young guns; release Gambhir, Shami
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Making their intentions clear ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction next month, Delhi Daredevils on Thursday retained a young side comprising the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant while releasing big names like Gautam Gambhir, Glenn Maxwell and pacer Mohammed Shami.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Government to pay 50% salary of 14 weeks to women on maternity leave
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Taking note of several reports which indicated a decrease in the recruitment of women workers owing to an increase in maternity leaves, the government has decided to pay 50 per cent of the salary of 14 weeks to women on maternity leave.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
I-League: Plaza hattrick helps Churchill beat Lajong 4-2
Vasco, Nov 15 (IANS) Churchill Brothers registered their first win of the I-League season with the help of a Willis Plaza hattrick as they beat Shillong Lajong 4-2 at the Tilak Maidan here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Infosys names insider Jayesh Sanghrajka as interim CFO
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Thursday appointed its executive Vice-President Jayesh Sanghrajka as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from Saturday in place of outgoing CFO M.D. Ranganath.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US cannot afford truculent child president: John Kerry
London, Nov 15 (IANS) US former Secretary of State Joh Kerry tore into President Donald Trump on Thursday for skipping a visit to a military cemetery in France, calling him a "truculent child".
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
UN body urges peace in Yemen, readies emergency supplies
Rome, Nov 15 (IANS) The Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) urged the international community on Thursday to end the conflict in Yemen as the humanitarian agency planned a major scale-up of its food aid assistance for the war-torn nation.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Imran Khan orders inquiry into police officer's murder
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday ordered an immediate inquiry into the murder of a police officer who was allegedly kidnapped in Islamabad and was later killed in Afghanistan.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
BJP will not gain sympathy from Parrikar's illness: Regional party
Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) The BJP will not be able to gain any sympathy from Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's illness in the yet to be announced by-elections necessitated by the resignation of two Congress legislators who joined the BJP last month.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Will develop drainage systems, roads in unauthorised colonies: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the AAP government will construct roads, sewer, stormwater drains, and water pipelines simultaneously across all unauthorised colonies in the national capital.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Khashoggi killing: Saudis seek death penalty for 5
Riyadh/Ankara, Nov 15 (IANS) Saudi prosecutors said on Thursday that they have pleaded for the death penalty for five people who they say were involved in murdering Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the country's consulate building in Istanbul in early October.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
IPL: Yuvraj shown the door by Kings XI Punjab
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab on Thursday parted ways with local boy and India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh along with eight other players that include Australia's limited overs skipper Aaron Finch, ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction next month.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hot bath may improve inflammation, metabolism: Study
London, Nov 15 (IANS) If you are unable to exercise, a hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels, particularly in overweight men, suggests a new study.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Delhi-NCR air quality improves to 'poor'
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital and areas around it markedly improved on Thursday from "very poor" to "poor" category as pollutants got washed away due to sporadic rains and unexpected good surface winds.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife

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