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Man shot by two bike-borne assailants
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A 28-year-old man, riding on his two-wheeler with his family, was injured after two unidentified men on a bike opened fire at him, police said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India reaffirms commitment to promoting blue economy
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Ahead of this year's Delhi Dialogue, the premier annual track 1.5 event to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between India and the Asean bloc, India on Wednesday reaffirmed it commitment to promote the blue economy.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Jana Bank begins operations
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) A micro-finance company-turned-Jana Small Finance Bank began operations on Thursday for greater financial inclusion.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Mamata tells party MPs to stay in Delhi for no-confidence motion, whip issued
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee instructing all Lok Sabha members of her party to stay put in Delhi and support Friday's no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, the party on Wednesday issued a whip to all its MPS to be present in the House during the discussions.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Spanish migrant rescue boat refuses to dock in Italy
Rome, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms will not allow its migrant rescue ship to dock in Italy as the country has "no safe port" where the survivor from a deadly shipwreck off Libya can come ashore give evidence to investigators, its director Riccardo Gatti said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajasthan allows relaxation in two-child policy
Jaipur, July 18 (IANS) The Rajasthan cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, on Wednesday, relaxed the two-child policy for state government employees, deleting the clause entailing compulsory retirement on birth of the third child.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Midnapore canopy collapse: Central teams visits PM's rally venue
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Two days after a makeshift canopy collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally site in West Bengal's Midnapore town, a team of Union Home Ministry officials on Wednesday visited the rally ground to look for the possible lapses that caused the accident.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat exports rise to Rs 660 billion
Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) Gujarats exports rose to Rs 660 billion this year compared with Rs 540 billion last fiscal, an increase of around 20 per cent, a state official said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
Work commences on another version of UDAN scheme: Minister
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union government has started work on another version of the air regional connectivity -- UDAN -- scheme for connecting tourist destinations, Parliament was told on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ishrat case: Court reserves order on discharge plea for August 4
Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) A Special CBI Court here on Wednesday reserved its verdict for August 4 on the discharge pleas of two retired police officers D.G. Vanzara and N.K. Amin in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan shootout case even as her mother strongly opposed the plea.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Incessant downpour continues in Saurashtra and south Gujarat, toll reaches 32
Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) Incessant heavy downpour continued on Wednesday in Gujarat's Saurashtra region, taking the death toll in the state to 32, officials said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Italy deports another Tunisian IS 'supporter'
Rome, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities expelled a 29-year-old Tunisian accused of supporting the Islamic State jihadist group - the second in less than a week, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Immigration/Law/Rights
Boeing, Vistara confirm agreement for up to ten 787 Dreamliners
Farnborough/New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing has said that India based passenger carrier Vistara has agreed to order six 787-9 Dreamliners, with options for four more jets.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Assamese and Malwi folk music performances at the IGNCA
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Folk music from Madhya Pradesh and Assam was rendered at the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA) here on Wednesday, as part of a three-day series, to bring to Delhi, fading music from all over India.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Cabinet approves BRICS MoU for Regional Aviation Partnership Cooperation
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) amongst BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations for a Regional Aviation Partnership Cooperation.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amarinder urges Sushma to ensure safety of Sikhs in Afghanistan
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take all possible steps to ensure the safety, security and well-being of Sikhs settled in Afghanistan.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diaspora
Shooter Jitu dropped from TOP scheme
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Star shooter Jitu Rai has been dropped from the latest list of sportspersons being supported by the much touted Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Plan to reduce sodium in snacks portfolio by 75% by 2025: PepsiCo India
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Snacks and beverage maker Pepsico India on Wednesday said it plans to reduce, by 75 per cent, the sodium content in products of its snacks portfolio by 2025.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Twitter records 115 billion impressions during FIFA World Cup 2018
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The FIFA World Cup 2018 drama not just unfolded on the pitch in Russia but was also played out on Twitter in a massive way.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Higher axle loads to improve efficiency; safety concerns should be addressed: SIAM
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Wednesday said that the recent central government notification increasing the maximum permissible axle loads on trucks will improve transport efficiency.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Matos steps down as Indian Arrows coach
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) developmental team Indian Arrows' coach Luis Norton de Matos, who also guided India during last years FIFA U-17 World Cup, stepped down from his post citing personal reasons on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Girona Fc names squad for India tour
Kochi, July 18 (IANS) Spanish La Liga outfit Girona FC on Wednesday announced its squad for the two pre-season matches in the Toyota Yaris La Liga World tournament, to be held between July 24 and 28.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Startup incubation centre unveiled in Karnataka's Huballli
Hubballli (Karnataka), July 18 (IANS) NITI Ayog Chairman Amitabh Kant on Thursday unveiled a startup incubation centre in this north Karnataka town to promote entrepreneurship in tier-2 and tier-3 cities.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Telangana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
LS passes Bill scrapping 'No detention' policy
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the amendment seeking revocation of 'no detention' policy in classes 5 and 8, enabling states now to allow schools to fail the child if he/she fails in either or both classes and withhold their promotion to the next standard.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Cabinet changes pre-NELP oil, gas block terms to boost output
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday made changes to the pre-1999 New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) oil and gas contracts to allow proportionate sharing of royalty and cess between the operators of an area, without putting the entire burden on state-run explorers ONGC and Oil India.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bengal suggests alternative devolution formula to Finance Commission
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday said it has suggested an alternative formula to the 15th Finance Commission for devolution based on locational complexities, social backwardness, continuation of revenue deficit grants and others.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Discount offers push India's June air passenger traffic higher
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Discount offers lifted India's domestic air passenger traffic by 18.36 per cent in June, official data showed on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Security agencies' owners, staff hold protest against GST rate
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Owners and employees of private security agencies held a silent protest here on Wednesday against the levy of 18 per cent GST on security services, a body representing them said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Ruckus in Lok Sabha as Tharoor says democracy betrayed
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday witnessed a ruckus when senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor held the ruling party responsible for the attack on his office in Kerala and issuing death threats. Ground rules of democracy are being betrayed by this party and its supporters, he said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Modi regime fascist, must be dethroned at any cost'
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Terming the Narendra Modi regime at the centre as a "fascist power" that is destroying the country's economy and creating hatred among people by fueling communal unrest, a section of Bengal's civil society on Wednesday appealed to the people to make removal of the BJP and RSS from power as their topmost priority.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Lahiri banking on experience to succeed at British Open
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 18 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri believes the feel-good factor will stand in his favour when he makes his sixth attempt at The 147th British Open starting here on Thursday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Bill to ban unregulated deposit schemes introduced in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A bill that provides for a comprehensive mechanism to ban unregulated deposit schemes and protect the interest of depositors was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Introduction of anti-human trafficking bill a 'resounding victory': Satyarthi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi termed the tabling of anti-human trafficking Bill on Wednesday a "resounding victory", saying that if passed, it will be one of the most comprehensive anti-trafficking laws in the world.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Agnivesh says attack was planned, Minister calls him fraud
Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday alleged that the brutal attack on him in Jharkhand was "pre-planned" and sought a judicial probe into it while a state Minister dubbed him a "fraud".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mindtree net up 30% annually, slips 13% quarterly
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) IT services firm Mindtree on Thursday reported a Rs 158 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 30 per cent annual growth but 13 per cent decline sequentially from last quarter.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Two Indians in all women South Pole expedition
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Two Indians - a ramp model and a student - are all geared up for a all-women South Pole expedition to be led by a septuagenarian Guinness World Record holder Briton Janice Meek starting end December, the duo said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports,Human Interest/Society
BMW Motorrad India launches two bikes in sub-500 cc segment
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) BMW Motorrad India on Wednesday launched two new bikes -- G 310 R and G 310 GS -- in the sub-500 cc segment.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC irked with Centre, states' lethargic approach on pending criminal appeals
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday was irked with Centre and state governments for their "lethargic approach" in dealing with large number of pending criminal appeals and failure to appoint ad-hoc judges.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Junior Badminton Asiad: Indian girls shine on opening day
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS) Junior shuttlers drew mixed response for India on the opening day of the Asia Junior Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
India, US to enhance cooperation in homeland security
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India and the US on Wednesday agreed to maintain sustained interactions to enhance their cooperation in homeland security, an official statement said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sonia, Rahul pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on birth centenary
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her successor Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday paid tributes to South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela on his birth centenary.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Waterbody gives way to banquet hall: BJP
Ghaziabad, July 18 (IANS) A waterbody in Ghaziabad gave way to a banquet hall and its original size was substantially reduced by influential politicians who took over the area, a group of BJP leaders alleged on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
NRC registration process in Assam discriminates against Bengali-speakers: activists
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) With the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to be published at the month end, an activist group on Wednesday termed the registration process as being "motivated and discriminatory" towards the Bengali-speaking people of the state.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Actual sugarcane FRP hike is Rs 6, not 20: Agri activists
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government's decision on Wednesday to increase the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane for 2018-19 (October-September) season by Rs 20 to Rs 275 for a quintal comes with a rider that the new rate will be applicable only when the recovery rate is 10 per cent.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Real Madrid chief expects to bolster squad with strong new signings
Madrid, July 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez said on Wednesday that he expects to bolster the squad with strong new signings in the summer transfer window, while speaking at the presentation of new defender Alvaro Odriozola.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Full-back Odriozola says surreal feeling to sign for Real Madrid
Madrid, July 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's newest full-back Alvaro Odriozola said on Wednesday that his road to joining the record European football champions has been surreal.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Trump offers fresh defence of summit with Putin
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, a day after trying to do damage control, offered a fresh defence on Wednesday of his summit with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, by saying that his widely panned news conference was appreciated by "many people at the higher ends of intelligence".
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
4th leg of 3x3 Basketball League in Chennai on July 21-22
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The fourth leg of the 3x3 Basketball League (3BL) will be held here on July 21 and 22.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
LS to take up no-trust motion against Modi government on Friday (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA government and the Opposition dug in for a showdown in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday admitted a no-confidence motion and said it would be taken up on Friday for discussion and voting.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fear grips residents in Greater Noida after building collapse
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) People living in the Shahberi village in Greater Noida saw a dark dust cloud in the sky on Tuesday evening as they ran out of their houses thinking that it was an earthquake, not realising that two buildings in the area had collapsed.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parliament nod to bill for merger of subsidiary banks with SBI (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Parliament has approved the bill to merge six subsidiary banks with the State Bank of India (SBI) with the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday clearing the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Student says priest hugged her, temple says no evidence
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) The management of Shree Mangueshi temple has said it could not come across "dependable evidence" after a Goan-origin medical student in the US complained of inappropriate behaviour by a priest in June.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi SC/ST board to bring welfare schemes to masses: Minister
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Wednesday said that the newly-elected 144-member Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Welfare Board will ensure schemes will reach community members across the city.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Singapore Open: Defending champ Praneeth bows out, Sourabh advances
Singapore, July 18 (IANS) Defending champion B. Sai Praneeth crashed out of the Singapore Open while Sourabh Verma advanced to the next round here on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Badminton
Central Kerala badly hit by rains, 16 dead
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) The death toll in Kerala in the heaviest rains in five years and floods has touched 16, with unabated rains badly affecting life in the central districts of Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
ED names former IAF chief among 34 in AgustaWestland charge sheet
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal against 34 individuals and foreign and Indian companies including former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi, his two cousins, advocate Gautam Khaitan and Italians Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
South Africa celebrates Mandela's 100th birth anniversary
Johannesburg, July 18 (IANS) South Africans celebrated their late President Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary on Wednesday, remembering the life and legacy of the anti-apartheid leader and the country's first black President through solidarity events, art and sport.
2018-07-18
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Reading of poetry on Dalit experience held
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Elements of protest, resistance, pride and assertion of identity can be discerned from Dalit writings in English, said Sahitya Akademi Secretary K. Sreenivasa Rao at a "Dalit Indian English Poets' Meet" here.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
India, US discuss bilateral defence ties
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Indian and American defence officials on Wednesday discussed how to strengthen defence trade ties and create opportunities for co-production and co-development of military equipment even as the two countries are locked in a row over the US sanctions against Russia that have affected defence deals between New Delhi and Moscow.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
JK Tyres Q1 net profit at Rs 64.24 crore
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Tyre manufacturer JK Tyres and Industries on Wednesday reported a net profit of Rs 64.24 crore for the April-June quarter of 2018-19.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Display registration numbers on VVIP's cars: HC
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that every vehicle, including that of top constitutional authorities, should display the registration number.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India's June domestic air passenger traffic up 18%
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 18.36 per cent in June, official data showed on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC rejects CJAR's plea against Rs 25 lakh cost imposed on it
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea which sought the recall of its order imposing cost of Rs 25 lakh on NGO CJAR while junking a plea for court-monitored SIT probe into the allegation of graft involving a retired judge of Orissa High Court.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bangladesh appoint McKenzie as batting consultant
Dhaka, July 18 (IANS) Former South Africa international Neil McKenzie was appointed the Bangladesh batting consultant until next year's ICC World Cup in England and Wales, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Bandhan Bank net profit up 47.5% in Q1
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Bandhan Bank on Wednesday reported a 47.5 per cent increase in net profit to Rs 481.71 crore in the quarter ended on June 30 as compared to Rs 327 crore in the corresponding period last year.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Strictly implement ban on Chinese 'manjha', directs Delhi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday directed the Delhi pollution board to strictly implement the ban on Chinese 'manjha' (kite string) in the city during the upcoming festive season.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Unesco Director General seeks global debate on AI
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Unesco Director General Audrey Azoulay on Wednesday called for a worldwide debate on the consequences of large-scale use of artificial intelligence (AI).
2018-07-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Chandran Mitra resigns from BJP
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha member Chandan Mitra has resigned from the party, a source said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
North Korea, South Korea to unify in 3 sports in Asian Games
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS) Athletes from the North Korea and South Korea will jointly compete in three sports during the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia later this year, the Olympic Council of Asia confirmed on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Will be home on Wednesday, mason told wife hours before death
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) Little did Ranjana realise that she was talking to her husband Rajneesh Bhuimali, 36, on the phone for the last time when he called to inform her that he won't be home on Tuesday evening as usual.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Motta named PSG's U19 coach
Paris, July 18 (IANS) Retired Italian midfielder Thiago Motta has been named coach of Paris Saint-Germain's U19 squad.
2018-07-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
106 contracts signed under defence 'Make In India': Government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said 106 contracts were signed in the last three and half years with local vendors for procurement of defence equipment amid mounting critcism that not even one big project could take off in what was billed as one of the cornerstones of the 'Make in India initiative.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Olympic Council of Asia praises Indonesia's Asiad preparations
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS) The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has praised Indonesia's preparations for the upcoming Asian Games, a top official of the council said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Barcelona B-team joins in training for 2nd week of pre-season
Sant Joan Despi (Spain), July 18 (IANS) Barcelona's B-team joined the first team at Wednesday's training, the second week of pre-season practice held at the club's Joan Gamper Sports City here.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sisodia reviews Delhi's first 'Green Budget' meeting
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Chairing Delhi's first "Green Budget" review meeting on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the work of installing solar panels, promoting clean fuel and planting 30 lakh trees in Delhi is on track.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ethiopia starts its first commercial flight to Eritrea
Addis Ababa, July 18 (IANS) Ethiopia's first direct commercial flight to Eritrea in 20 years took off on Wednesday, marking a further step in the two East African countries' peace and reconciliation process after several decades of bitter enmity.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Duleep Trophy begins on Aug 17, Ranji Trophy from Nov 1
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that the 37-team Raji Trophy championship will be held from November 1, 2018 to February 6, 2019 after the conclusion of the Vijay Hazare and the Deodhar Trophy 50-overs tournaments.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Centre pressuring officers to stall projects in Delhi: Sisodia
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday hit out at the Centre for "defying" the Supreme Court orders and pressuring officers working with the Delhi government to stall its projects.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Funding dogs global women entrepreneurs from scaling businesses'
Toronto, July 18 (IANS) Women entrepreneurs worldwide face funding challenge to scale their businesses due to investors' trust deficit in the success of their firms, said some of them at a global women entrepreneur summit here.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Canada,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Committee on formation of Legislative Council in Odisha to submit report soon
Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) A special committee constituted for the proposed Odisha Legislative Council will submit its report to the state government soon, said Transport Minister and Chairman of the committee Nrusingha Sahu on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Indian Air Force to join 'Pitch Black' warfare exercise in Australia
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is for the first time participating in the multinational "Pitch Black" warfare exercise in Australia.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
BYPL to procure 100 MW wind power at competetive rate
New Delhi,, July 18 (IANS) City electricity distribution company (discom) BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL), supplying to central and east Delhi, on Wednesday said it has signed a power sale agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India to procure 100 MW of wind power at competitive rates.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Cabinet approves scheme for freeing prisoners
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a remission scheme for certain categories of prisoners, including women, transgender, and physically disabled, under which they will be set free on satisfying the given criteria.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hamas to halt flaming kite attacks on Israel
Gaza, July 18 (IANS) Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza strip, has announced it will gradually halt the launch of incendiary kites and balloons towards Israel, the media reported.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Diplomacy
Tantrik held for duping woman
Gurugram, July 18 (IANS) A self-styled 'tantrik' has been arrested for allegedly cheating a woman of her gold and cash while he pretended to free her husband from ghosts, police said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cancel Lalu's provisional bail, demands Bihar Deputy CM
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded the cancellation of the provisional bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court to RJD chief Lalu Prasad for "violating the bail's terms and conditions".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC asks Centre to take PIL on petrol price as representation
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wenesday directed the Centre to treat as a representation a PIL seeking the sale of petrol and diesel at reasonable prices instead of letting the oil companies increase the rates exorbitantly.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
RS to discuss Andhra special status next week
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha will discuss the implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and special assistance package next week.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No secret deals reached between Putin, Trump: Russian envoy
Moscow, July 18 (IANS) The Presidents of Russia and the US did not arrive at any secret agreements during their summit in Finland, the Russian Ambassador to the US said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
LS passes Bill allowing detention of school children
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the amendment seeking revocation of 'no detention' policy in classes 5 and 8, enabling states now to allow schools to fail the child if he/she fails in either or both classes and withhold their promotion to the next standard.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
'Beyhadh' child actor Rakshit enters 'Mere Sai'
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actor Rakshit Wahi, who featured in "Beyhadh", will play the grown-up version of Tatya in the show "Mere Sai".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Cancel Lalu's provisional bail, demands Bihar Deputy CM
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded the cancellation of the provisional bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court to RJD chief Lalu Prasad for "violating the bail's terms and conditions".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bill on death for raping children below 12 to be presented soon: Cabinet
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to present a bill in the Parliament, proposing death sentence for rapists of children below the age of 12.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
19 more officers arrested in Assam's cash-for-job scam
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Assam Police on Wednesday arrested 19 government officers for their alleged involvement in the multi-crore cash-for-jobs scam, taking the number of total arrests in the case to 55.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Ghana discuss development cooperation, people-to-people ties
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India and Ghana discussed development cooperation and people-to-people ties among other issues and signed two agreements following a delegation-level meeting headed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Botchwey here on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Bengal suggests alternative devolution formula to Finance Commission
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government has suggested an alternative formula to the 15th Finance Commission for devolution based on locational complexities, social backwardness, continuation of revenue deficit grants and others, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'One direction' back together to judge 'X Factor'
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) It is confirmed that Robbie Williams, Ayda Field, Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell would be judging this year's "X Factor"
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
DoT receives 40-50 mn consumer complaints annually: Telecom Secretary
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) receives 40-50 million complaints a year, DoT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said here on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
EU slaps record $5 bn fine on Google, Pichai says will appeal
Brussels, July 18 (IANS) Accusing Google of illegally using Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of its search engine, the European Commission on Wednesday imposed a record fine of 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) on the tech giant, which said it would appeal against the decision.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Daily exercise may boost your heart even in polluted areas
London, July 18 (IANS) People who continue with their regular physical activities may have reduced risk of first and recurrent heart attack even in the areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, a new study suggests.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Four killed, many trapped as building collapses into another in Greater Noida (Roundup)
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) At least four persons were killed and several others trapped under the debris of two residential buildings that collapsed in a village in Greater Noida -- one of the fast-developing real estate hubs on the outskirts of Delhi, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vohra orders debarring of 'dubious' traders from cross LoC trade
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N.Vohra on Wednesday ordered that re-verification of all traders engaged in cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade should be undertaken and those with dubious credentials should be debarred from engaging in this trade.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves scheme for freeing prisoners
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a remission scheme for certain categories of prisoners, including women, transgender, and physically disabled, under which they will be set free on satisfying the given criteria.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Poetry on Dalit experience read aloud
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Elements of protest, resistance, pride and assertion of identity can be discerned from Dalit writings in English, said Sahitya Akademi K. Sreenivasa Rao at a "Dalit Indian English Poets' Meet" in the Capital on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
One injured as bomb goes off in Allahabad
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) A child was injured when a bomb exploded in a garbage dump in Allahabad on Wednesday, police said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LOTS Wholesale Solutions unveils first India store
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Cash and carry firm LOTS Wholesale Solutions on Wednesday unveiled its first wholesale distribution centre in India.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rescued boys from Thai cave make public appearance
Bangkok, July 18 (IANS) Twelve boys and their soccer coach who were last week rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand after becoming trapped spoke to the media for the first time on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
No-trust move: Who says we don't have the numbers, says Sonia
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday exuded confidence in mustering the required strength for the success of Opposition's no-confidence motion to be taken up in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 150 shops gutted in fire at Pakistan's market
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) At least 150 shops were gutted in a high-intensity fire that broke out in a weekly market in the Pakistani capital on Wednesday, officials said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government confident of defeating no confidence motion
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) With Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepting the no confidence motion moved by the opposition on the opening day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the government on Wednesday expressed confidence of defeating it.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PETA asks OLX, Quikr to end animal sale
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) PETA India has called on e-commerce sites -- OLX and Quikr -- to end the sale of live animals, saying this kind of trade treats them as unfeeling commodities and puts them at risk of being purchased by abusive people.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
UK's Triumph sells 701 Street Triple motorbikes in India
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) British motorbike maker Triumph Motorcycles on Wednesday announced it has sold 701 of its Street Triple series motorbikes in India which are now available in two new colours.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UltraTech Cement Q1 standalone net profit down 33%
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Aditya Birla Group company UltraTech Cement on Wednesday reported a decline of 33 per cent in its standalone net profit for the first quarter of 2018-19.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US tariff war to adversely affect international trade: China
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) China on Wednesday continued its attacks on the trade war launched by the US on its exports and said that it would harm global confidence in the economy and growth of international trade.
2018-07-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Domestic political uncertainty subdues equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Domestic political uncertainty in the wake of a no-confidence motion against the central government dragged the equity indices lower on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Parliament nod to bill for merger of subsidiary banks with RBI
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Parliament has approved the bill to merge six subsidiary banks with the State Bank of India (SBI) with the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday clearing the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Golf: Louis Philippe Cup to start from July 31
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) The Louis Philippe Cup, a co-sanctioned professional golf tournament by the Asian Development Tour (ADT) and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will start from July 31, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Libyan Coast Guard sank boat, left woman, toddler to drown
Rome, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Libyan Coast Guard left two women and a small boy aboard a boat they intercepted during a rescue operation and sank it, causing one of the women and the child to drown, Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arm said on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security
MiG-21 crashes in Himachal, pilot dead
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Wednesday during a test flight in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, killing its pilot, officials said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Railways offer 10% rebate in less patronized trains: Gohain
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said that in a bid to improve the occupancy of less patronized trains, the Indian Railways is offering 10 per cent rebate in the basic fare in all trains on vacant berths or seats after preparation of first Reservation Chart.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Anupam Kher travels in metro for first time (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher travelled in the metro for the first time and described it as a great experience.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australia's BBL goes IPL way
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) The forthcoming edition of Australia's domestic T20 cricket tournament -- Big Bash League (BBL) -- will witness an increase in the number of matches and duration when it kicks off on December 19 this year, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
11 Afghan journalists killed in six months
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) Eleven Afghan journalists and media workers have been killed in the first half of the year amid deteriorating security, an independent media safety group said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Israel,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Golfer Neha takes one-shot lead in 9th Hero WPGT
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) Neha Tripathi shot an impressive two under 70 to grab a slender one-shot lead on the first day of the ninth leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour at the Eagleton Golf Resort on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Law panel examining scope of sedition law: Government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Law Commission is considering the scope and ambit of the law on sedition, in order to ascertain under what circumstances it can legitimately be invoked, parliament was told on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
13 members of Wild Boars football team released from hospital
Chiang Rai (Thailand), July 18 (IANS) Twelve boys and their football coach, who last week were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand, were discharged from hospital on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Football
IRCTC to set up new kitchens, upgrade existing ones: Minister
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In order to upgrade quality of food served on trains, the IRCTC is to set up new kitchens and upgrade existing ones, parliament was told on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
MPs object to extra charges for window seats on flights
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MPs on Wednesday demanded to know why airlines were charging extra for preferential seats on flights, and sought a ceiling on the steep hikes in fares just before the departure.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
OMC becomes official partner of Hockey Men's World Cup 2018
Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) will be the official partner for the Hockey Men's World Cup 2018, scheduled to be held from November 28 - December 16 at Kalinga Stadium here.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Delhi government vows to light up dark spots around metro stations
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) After a Delhi resident's campaign highlighting womens safety issues around metro stations went viral, PWD Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday committed the government to lighting up the dark spots within a kilometre's radius of all metro stations.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Kohli retains top ODI spot, Root shoots to No.2
Dubai, July 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli held on to his No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI player rankings for batsmen, but had a new man just after him with England Test skipper Joe Root vaulting to the No.2 spot at the end of the three-match rubber.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
EU slaps Google with record $5 bn fine over Android
Brussels, July 18 (IANS) The European Commission on Wednesday imposed on Google a record 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) fine for illegally using Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google's search engine.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Belgium,Technology,Business/Economy
Parrikar retort: Should I enter your stomach to check if fish safe?
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Badgered by media over the safety of the fish sold in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar snapped back at a journalist, asking if he should enter the reporter's stomach to check the fish he had eaten.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Government ups sugarcane FRP to Rs 275
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the government on Wednesday sweetened its deal for the sugarcane farmers: it approved a Rs 20 per quintal increase in the minimum price that sugar mills will have to pay to farmers for the 2018-19 season starting October.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
180 new line projects taken up by railways: Government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said the Indian Railways took up 180 new line projects with 34 new lines in Bihar.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
No decline in cargo container business post GST: Gohain
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said that there has been no decline in the cargo container business after implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last year.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Jumping to 5th spot in world hockey rankings a big boost: Sreejesh
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) India's men's hockey team captain P.R. Sreejesh says that jumping to the fifth spot in the world rankings has come as a big confidence-booster ahead of the 2018 Asian Games and the FIH World Cup later in the year.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Contempt notice served on UP's top bureaucrat
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Wednesday issued four contempt notices against Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar for defying its order for disposing of the representations of IPS officer Amitabh Thakur who is facing departmental enquiries.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hardline Islamic groups contesting Pakistan's general elections
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Some of Pakistan's hardline Islamic groups, who defend the blasphemy law and have been accused of playing a role in global terrorism and murders of religious minorities, are contesting the July 25 general elections, triggering concerns of further radicalization of the conservative country.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
China warns US against Taiwanese minister meet
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) China warned the US government on Wednesday against top US officials meeting Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Minister who is on a visit to Washington.
2018-07-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
10-year-old Indian boy denied Australian visa
Canberra, July 18 (IANS) A 10-year-old Indian boy has been refused an Australian visitor visa for a third time as the Department of Home Affairs feels he does not have "employment or financial incentives" to return back home.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bill against human trafficking introduced in LS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A Bill seeking to prevent trafficking, especially of women and children, provide rehabilitation to the victims and prosecute offenders was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung refrigerator with Bixby control, touchscreen now in India
Gurugram, July 18 (IANS) Revolutionising the Indian refrigerator industry, Samsung Electronics on Wednesday unveiled its Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled refrigerator "Family Hub 3.0" in India for Rs 280,000.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Cabinet approves 70 lakh scholarships for minorities
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the provision of 70 lakh scholarships to students from the minority communities under its pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means based schemes till the year 2020.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Maldives Traders Union hails Yameen's economic policies
Male, July 18 (IANS) The Maldives Traders Union on Wednesday hailed President Abdulla Yameen's economic policies, calling them the best when compared to those of other candidates in the upcoming presidential elections.
2018-07-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Government increases sugarcane FRP to Rs 275
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a Rs 20 per quintal increase in the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane to Rs 275 for the 2018-19 season starting October.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tyrese Gibson wants to end feud with Dwayne Johnson
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) Singer Tyrese Gibson has taken one step towards squashing his beef with actor Dwayne Johnson following their public spat about the future of the "Fast & Furious" franchise by admitting he went too far.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tata Motors to supply electric vehicles to Cognizant
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors on Wednesday said that it will supply Tigor electric vehicles (EVs) to professional services company Cognizant.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Impress your peers with perfect sneakers on first day of college
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The first day at college is probably the most important day of your life. To make sure you look your best start it off with a bang. Just like your clothes, invest time on shopping right footwear too.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Parrikar bans fish imports for 15 days, evades queries on use of formalin
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Refusing to clarify whether the fish from neighbouring states contained formalin, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday banned the entry of fish consignments into the state for 15 days.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Rahul thanks Stalin for support on Women's Reservation bill
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday thanked DMK leader M.K. Stalin for supporting him on Women's Reservation Bill.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
JSW Steel likely to complete expansion at Dolvi by 2019 end
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) JSW Steel, which is working on doubling capacity at its unit in Maharashtra's Dolvi to 10 million tonnes per annum at an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore, is expecting to complete the expansion project by end 2019, an official said here Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
S. Korea begins search for new men's football team coach
Seoul, July 18 (IANS) South Korea has begun its quest to find a new head coach for the men's football team after suffering an early exit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2018-07-18
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
Terrorist violence sees new high in J&K in last three years: MHA
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A total of 256 incidents of terrorist violence -- a steep hike from 2017 and 2016 -- have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in just six months of 2018, Home Ministry data presented in Parliament on Wednesday revealed.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Trendiest jackets, blazers to enhance your outfit
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The decades keep on passing by, the trends keep on turning outdated and modern, but the blazers have never grown obsolete for women. They are the real game-changers in current affairs of the fashion world so make the right choice.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Domestic political uncertainty subdues equity indices
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Domestic political uncertainty in the wake of a no-confidence motion against the central government dragged the equity indices lower on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Leverkusen's Pohjanpalo sidelined for months due to injury
Berlin, July 18 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen's striker Joel Pohjanpalo will be out of action for a long period, the Bundesliga club said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Government increases sugarcane FRP to Rs 275
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a Rs 20 per quintal increase in the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane to Rs 275 for the 2018-19 season starting October, sources said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Neha Sharma roped in as face of jewellery exhibition
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Neha Sharma has been roped in as the face of jewellery exhibition Glamour.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Watch 'Mulk' instead of calling me anti-Hindu based on trailer: Anubhav Sinha
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who has reacted strongly to the trolls who have labelled him anti-Hindu based on the trailer of his forthcoming film "Mulk", says people should watch the full movie before making statements.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PFRDA invites bids from actuaries for APY gap funding valuation
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) on Wednesday invited expressions of interest (EOI) from reputed actuaries and actuarial firms for valuation of the gap funding under the government's Atal Pension Yojana (APY).
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hima's historic gold rejuvinates sleepy Assam village (Societal Feature)
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Not many in the country would have been familiar with Kandhulimari village in Dhing -- a small town situated approximately 20 kilometers from Nagaon district headquarters, narrowed by a land-eating Brahmaputra -- until 18-year-old sprinter Hima Das scripted history by clinching a 400 metres gold at the IAAF World U-20 Championships at Tampere in Finland last week.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Athletics
LS admits no confidence motion against Modi government, discussion on Friday
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted a no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition against the Narendra Modi government and said that discussion and voting on it will take place on Friday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GST Council to decide when GST can be levied on petroleum products: Government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The petroleum products are "constitutionally included" under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) but it is the GST Council which includes Finance Ministers of all states that would decide when petrol, diesel etc can be brought under its regime, parliament was told on on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
MiG-21 crashes in Himachal, pilot missing
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed on Wednesday during a routine sortie in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, officials said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Air India divestment not possible in near future: Government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Government on Wednesday ruled out disinvestment of Air India in the "immediate near future," though it said it remains committed to completing the process.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mandela: Beyond a revolutionary, statesman and moral symbol (July 18 is Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary)
Sentenced in 1964 to a life term for rebellion, he spent three decades in jail, mostly in a damp concrete cell on an island prison, physically and verbally harassed by wardens and made to break stones and then quarry lime, he sustained himself with the poem "Invictus" ("..I am the master of my fate,/I am the captain of my soul.")
2018-07-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Central Kerala badly affected by rains
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) Unabated rains over the past few days have badly affected normal life in Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki districts in Kerala. At least 14 people have died in the past 10 days.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Will not allow any dilution in SC/ST Act: Rajnath
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured the Rajya Sabha that the government will not allow any dilution in any of the provisions of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste Prevention of Atrocities Act.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab to cap tenure of lower police officials
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) To break the alleged nexus among lower rank officials and bring transparency in their functioning, Punjab Police decided to cap the tenure of middle and lower rung police officials in the state.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Katie Holmes, Jamie Foxx step out for dinner date
New York, July 18 (IANS) Actor, singer and songwriter Jamie Foxx went out on a dinner date with actress Katie Holmes here amid rumours that the elusive couple who have never publicly acknowledged their relationship may have broken up.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Filipinos grapple as heavy rains lash country
Manila, July 18 (IANS) Normal life was hit in the Philippines as heavy rains induced by Tropical Storm Henry continued to pound the country on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Darshan Raval unveils song for monsoon lovers
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Singer Darshan Raval on Wednesday released his "rain" song "Baarish lete aana", which is for all people who love the monsoon and those who have been in love or got their hearts broken.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Analysis: Best XI of World Cup
Moscow, July 18 (IANS) It is called the world's biggest sporting event as every way you look at it, the 2018 FIFA World Cup did not disappoint. Dramatic late goals, unexpected results and the tension created by the Video Assistance Referee are just some of the elements that will ensure this tournament is likely to always hold a special place in the hearts and minds of fans who witnessed it.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Greater Noida buildings collapsed after weekend house warming party
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) Shiv Trivedi, 25, threw a house warming party on the weekend when he and his mother moved into his new home in the now collapsed Greater Noida building. His sister-in-law with her one-year-old daughter stayed back to help him manage his "dream house".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tunisia forward Khazri joins Saint-Etienne
Paris, July 18 (IANS) Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne has announced the arrival of Tunisia forward Wahbi Khazri on a four-year contract until 2022.
2018-07-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Gomez steps down as Panama football team coach
Panama City, July 18 (IANS) Hernan Dario "Bolillo" Gomez, who helped Panama to book its first-ever World Cup berth, has stepped down as the national football team's head coach.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
ED names former IAF chief among 34 in AgustaWestland chargesheet
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal against 34 individuals and foreign and Indian companies including former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi, his two cousins, advocate Gautam Khaitan and Italians Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Heroin seized in Bengal, one arrested
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) personnel have seized 450 grams of heroin in West Bengal's Murshidabad district and arrested one person in this connection, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Construction of new stadium on track for Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) Construction work for the new Olympic Stadium here for the 2020 Olympic Games is progressing on schedule and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, the organizers claimed on Wednesday during a media tour of the games village under construction.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Four asphyxiated to death in Haryana
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Four persons were killed due to suspected gas poisoning at a biogas plant in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Wednesday, police said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Symantec introduces threat isolation tech to thwart email attacks
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Cybersecurity giant Symantec Corp on Wednesday introduced a new solution based on threat isolation technology which blocks advanced email attacks on end user devices.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
Pant gets maiden call; Shami back for first 3 England Tests
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was on Wednesday picked as the second choice stumper as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recalled pacer Mohammed Shami in the 18-member squad for the first three Tests of the five-match rubber against England.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tripura CM allays fears over performance review
Agartala, July 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said his state government's plan to review government employees' performance must not be cause of any worry about the fate of their service.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Hockey: India U-23 play out 1-1 draw vs Belgium
Antwerp (Belgium), July 18 (IANS) India's U-23 men's team were held to a 1-1 draw by Belgium in their third round robin match of the Five Nations Tournament here.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Hockey
Smelling coffee may boost your analytical skills
New York, July 18 (IANS) If you love the fragrance of coffee, there are high chances of better performance in analytical tasks, a new study has found.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
All about emotions at India's 1st transgender poets' meet
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Poignant pieces of verse kept the audience in a thrall as Kolkata organised the country's first 'Transgender Poets' Meet' here.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Investors' backlash forces Musk to say sorry over 'pedo' remark
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from investors amid falling Tesla stock, Elon Musk on Wednesday apologised to famed British cave explorer Vern Unsworth for calling him a "pedo" after he saved 12 boys and their coach who were trapped in a cave in Thailand.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Eat dinner before 9 pm to lower risk of breast and prostate cancer
London, July 18 (IANS) Having your last meal before 9 pm or at least two hours before going to bed could lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer, suggests a new study.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
MH17 victims' kin lash out at 'bully' Trump
Canberra, July 18 (IANS) The parents of three Australian children who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine have condemned US President Donald Trump for his refusal to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin to account over the tragedy.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google's Rajan Anandan joins TiE Delhi-NCR to foster start-ups
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Rajan Anandan, Vice President, South East Asia and India, Google, on Wednesday took an additional responsibility of the Delhi-NCR Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi-NCR) as its President to nurture the Indian start-up ecosystem.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bandhan Bank net profit up 47.5% in Q1
Kolkata, July 18 ( IANS) Bandhan Bank on Wednesday reported a 47.5 per cent increase in net profit to Rs 481.71 crore in the quarter ended on June 30 as compared to Rs 327 crore in the corresponding period last year.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
MiG-21 crashes in Himachal
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, officials said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Kerala CM-led all-party delegation to meet Modi
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will lead an all-party delegation that will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and discuss various issues concerning the state.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Agnivesh a fraud, got himself attacked: Jharkhand Minister
Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) Jharkhand Urban Development Minister C.P. Singh on Wednesday said that Swami Agnivesh "is a fraud" and he conspired to get himself attacked.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Air Force One to get red, white and blue paint job: Trump
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced a plan to change the blue and white colour scheme of the iconic Air Force One and give it a bold new paint job in red, white and blue colours as part of a series of upgrades to the presidential aircraft.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Man kills parents over pension money
Patna, July 18 (IANS) A man allegedly shot dead his parents over a dispute on pension money in Patna district on Wednesday, the police said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New book draws parallels between human body and change
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Charting the dynamism of human body and mind, writer-doctor Gavin Francis traces the linkage between mankind and its inevitable transformation in his book "The Shapeshifters: On Medicine and Human Change".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Miss Deaf Asia wants to go to Italy, walk at world fashion show
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Deshna Jain, a 20-year-old girl from Tikamgarh who has become Miss Deaf Asia and the third runner-up of Miss Deaf International held in Taiwan, says that the platform has given her a new boost and she now wants to go to Italy and participate in fashion shows globally.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Childhood abuse may up endometriosis risk in adulthood
New York, July 18 (IANS) Getting physically and sexually abused as a child may increase the risk of endometriosis -- a gynaecological disorder characterized by chronic pelvic pain and painful periods -- during adulthood, a new study suggests.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Election integrity forces Twitter to delay account verification process
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Looming elections in Pakistan, the US, Brazil and India have forced Twitter to shelve its public account verification programme as the micro-blogging platform is busy tackling the spread of fake news and misinformation, the company said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Make guidelines to blacklist defaulter builders: SC
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to come out with proper guidelines within two weeks to blacklist builders, contractors and architects found to have constructed buildings against sanctioned plans.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Agnivesh seeks judicial probe into his thrashing
Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday demanded a judicial probe into his thrashing by suspected rightwing activists and said the attack was pre-planned.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA arrests Maoist member in Jharkhand arms case
New Delhi/Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) The NIA on Wednesday said it has arrested a member of a banned Maoist organisation during its ongoing probe into seizure of over 1,100 Aadhaar cards and arms in March.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shaleen Bhanot looking for positive roles
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Actor Shaleen Bhanot says he has not played a "quintessential hero" for the longest time so he would like to play that first.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mine N Yours back with third edition
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Mine N Yours, a luxury wedding show, is back with its third edition and the two day event will start from July 27 at The Grand.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mike Shinoda ready to reunite with Linkin Park
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) Rocker Mike Shinoda is ready to get back with the rock band Linkin Park, a year after frontman Chester Bennington's death -- if that is what his bandmates want.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not a lot of reality shows are real: Singer Bhavya Raj
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In the time when every television channel is running its own singing reality shows, singer Bhavya Raj says that most of them have given a platform to underground singers but a lot of them are not real.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
My dad decided to put me into cricket: Mithali Raj
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj, who wanted to be a dancer, says it was her fathers decision to put her into the cricket.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
I've always looked up to Rajkummar's work: Mouni
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Mouni Roy is set to play Rajkummar Rao's wife in the upcoming film "Made in China", and the actress of "Naagin" fame says he is a tremendous actor.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
In LS, new MPs take oath amid sloganeering
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) As the monsoon session of Parliament began on Wednesday amid sloganeering by Opposition members, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan started the day by swearing in new members and taking up obituary references.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants' gets musical adaptation
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" is set to be the latest film to be adapted for a new stage musical.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
J&K bans cable TV carriage of 30 channels
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir has directed cable television operators to stop airing 30 television channels, including controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV, among several others that originate from Pakistan.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Priyanka Chopra turns 36, celebrates in London
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, whose Bareilly to Boston to Bollywood and now Hollywood story serves an inspiration to small town girls in India, turned 36 on Wednesday and celebrated her special day in London.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MP couple jailed for bribery
Jabalpur, July 18 (IANS) A District Court here has jailed a woman revenue Officer and her husband for four years and fined them Rs 4,000 each.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three killed in Greater Noida twin-building collapse
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) At least three bodies were retrieved on Wednesday from the debris of two residential buildings that collapsed on Tuesday evening in a village in Greater Noida -- one of the fast-developing real estate hubs on the outskirts of Delhi.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No coercive steps against Kanhaiya till Friday, HC tells JNU
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) not to take any coercive steps against the former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar till Friday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Rajnath says committed to quota in varsity jobs
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government was committed to reservation for weaker sections and that no individual or organization can take it away.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Scientists discover new 'Meghalayan age' in Earth's history
London, July 18 (IANS) Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter -- the "Meghalayan Age" -- the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilizations worldwide.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Despite ban on speech, Togadia arrives in Guwahati
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia arrived here on Wednesday despite the Assam government banning him from holding any public meeting or addressing the media for two months in and around the capital town.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
HC seeks Centre's, civic authorities' response on lack of baby feeding rooms
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the state government and civic authorities on plea seeking construction of baby feeding and child care rooms at public places.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google unveils first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable project
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) In line with its global Cloud infrastructure expansion plans, Google has revealed its first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable project designed to bring high-bandwidth, low-latency and highly secure Cloud connections between the US and Europe.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Instagram working on non-SMS, two-factor authentication
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram is reportedly working on a non-SMS, two-factor authentication system that would work with security apps like Google Authenticator and generate a special login code in case of theft or hacking.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
New RS members take oath
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, stone artist Raghunath Mohapatra, RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha and former MP Ram Shakal along with three elected members from Kerala on Wednesday took oath as members of the Rajya Sabha.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
HP unveils powerful entry workstations
Singapore, July 18 (IANS) HP Inc on Wednesday unveiled its "Z" line-up of entry workstations for high-performance jobs at an event here.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Singapore,Technology,Business/Economy
BookMyShow raises $100 million in Series D funding
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Online ticketing platform BookMyShow on Wednesday said it has raised $100 million in Series D funding round led by private equity firm TPG Growth.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
AAP vs LG: Delhi government paralysed as it can't transfer officers, SC told
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Amid an ongoing tussle with Lt Governor Anil Baijal, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Delhi government was paralysed because it could not transfer or post bureaucrats.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Japan approves watered-down anti-smoking law
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) The Japanese Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to the anti-smoking law that will prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public spaces for the first time after a long debate in which the opposition criticized the government for lax implementation of the existing law.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Goa bans fish import from neighbouring states
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) The Goa government has banned the import of fish from neighbouring states until July end in the wake of a controversy over the use of formalin in fish consignments, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Iniesta arrives in Japan to join Vissel Kobe
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta on Wednesday joined his new team, Japan's Vissel Kobe, for a new football season after participating in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Smartphone use may lead to behavioural problems in teenagers
New York, July 18 (IANS) Think twice before handing over a smartphone to your teenager as new research warns that adolescents who frequently use digital devices are more likely to develop symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
2 Myanmar domestic airlines stop operations
Yangon, July 18 (IANS) Two of Myanmar's domestic airlines -- Air Bagan and Apex Airlines -- have stopped their operations, surrendering their air operator's certificates (AOC) to the authorities, the national media reported on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Myanmar,Business/Economy
RS adjourned briefly after protests by opposition
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were adjourned briefly on Wednesday after protests by opposition members on various issues, including the demand for a special status for Andhra Pradesh.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump last year, has urged "all who believe in this country's values" to vote for Democrats in the upcoming mid-term elections.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Amitabh Bachchan inspires Taapsee
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has taken inspiration from her "Pink" co-star Amitabh Bachchan to play a lawyer in the "Mulk" courtroom drama.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IS beheads Taliban commander in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) Militants loyal to the Islamic State captured and beheaded a senior commander of the rival Taliban on Wednesday amid fierce fighting between the two groups in Afghanistan's Jawzjan province, a government spokesman said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
IS militants behead Taliban commander in Afghanistan: Official
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) Militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) terror group captured and beheaded a senior commander of the rival Taliban on Wednesday amid fierce fighting continuing between the two groups in Afghanistan Jawzjan province, a government spokesman said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LS admits no confidence motion against government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against the government.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sensex retreats from fresh record high to trade in red
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) After touching a fresh all-time high of 36,747.87 points, the benchmark BSE Sensex retreated and traded on a negative note during the afternoon session on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Musk says sorry over 'pedo' remark after backlash
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from investors amid falling Tesla stock, Elon Musk on Wednesday apologised to British cave explorer Vern Unsworth whom he had baselessly called a "pedo".
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Javelin thrower Neeraj strikes gold at Sotteville athletics meet
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India's star javelin-thrower Neeraj Chopra have clinched the gold at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Crop insurance scheme benefits companies more than farmers'
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) It is yet to be seen how much the Modi government's ambitious crop insurance scheme has benefitted farmers, but one section that has definitely hit the jackpot is the insurance industry, which collectively earned around 85 per cent profit, excluding expenditure on administrative purposes and reinsurance, during the 2017-18 kharif season, government data shows.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Why financial architecture is essential for Indian infrastructure (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
For ideal risk management in infrastructure finance, it is vital that the capital market infrastructure and the microstructure of the financial market aid such effective risk management. For the Indian economy, infrastructure investors must have access to more financial instruments to hedge risks. Essentially, the financial markets require greater microstructure.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Neetu Chandra shoots for Rekha Bhardwaj's music video in LA
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) Actress Neetu Chandra has shot for singer Rekha Bhardwajs upcoming romantic music video here.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government ready to discuss any issue in house: Modi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged the political parties to utilise the maximum time available during Parliament's monsoon session and said the government is ready to debate on any issue in the house.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian teenager among 3 killed in US plane collision
Washington, July 18 (IANS) An Indian teenager has been killed along with two other persons after two small planes collided mid-air in the US state of Florida, authorities have said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
India need not fear oil shortage: UAE envoy (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India's energy security in jeopardy, UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying his country as well as Saudi Arabia can fill in if supply from Iran is disrupted.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
No coercive steps against Kanhaiya till Friday, HC tells JNU
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) not to take any coercive step against the former students union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar till Friday (July 20).
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Katy Perry dealt with depression after flop album
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry fell into deep depression after her album "Witness" flopped last year.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Education top priority in ties with India, says Australian envoy at opening of UNSW office
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In a major step to take forward its widening outreach to India, including in student recruitment and collaborations in cutting-edge research, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, on Tuesday evening inaugurated its new premises in the Indian capital as Australia announced its intent about making India a major focus of its economic and diplomatic strategy with education as a "flagship sector".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
Here's what Paul Schrader has to say of 'Sacred Games'
New York, July 18 (IANS) American screenwriter Paul Schrader, known for working on Martin Scorcese's "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull", is watching India's first original Netflix series "Sacred Games". Its English dubbed version reminded him of how tricky is the use of English language vulgarity, but he says he will now watch it in Hindi with subtitles.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Carzonrent teams up with SAP Concur for smooth business travel
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) Online car rental firm Carzonrent on Wednesday announced the integration of its app with SAP Concur -- a leading provider of expense, travel and invoice management solutions.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Apple gains in OS market, equals brand share with Samsung in US: Report
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Gaining ground, Apple improved its position in the US smartphone market during the second quarter of 2018, eating into Android's share and equalising its standing with rival Samsung, a report said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Death toll climbs to 121 in Guatemala volcano eruption
Guatemala, July 18 (IANS) The death toll in the Fuego volcano eruption has climbed to 121, after five more victims were identified, Guatemala's National Coordination for Disaster Reduction said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Guatemala,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Yamunotri pilgrimage halted amid Uttarakhand rains
Dehradun, July 18 (IANS) The Yamunotri-leg of the annual Char Dhaam pilgrimage has been halted due to heavy rains that continue to batter many parts of Uttarakhand for the last three days, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
Minor tremors felt in Myanmar
Yangon, July 18 (IANS) An earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, was felt in Myanmar's Sagaing region on Wednesday, a Meteorology and Hydrology Department release said. No damages have been reported so far.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Google Assistant now gives snapshot of your day
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Google is adding a feature called "snapshot" to Assistant that would maintain a visual overview of your daily schedule and provide suggestions and personalised information to ensure you do not get late for your flight or miss the last date for payment of a bill.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Rahya Sabha disrupted on Day 1 of monsoon session
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The monsoon session of Parliament began on a stormy note on Wednesday with the Rajya Sabha witnessing its first noisy disruption by opposition members, causing ruckus and an adjournment.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajya Sabha nominees take oath
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and author Rakesh Sinha on Wednesday took oath as the nominated members of Rajya Sabha.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Vaishnav jan to' and its unsung writer
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) What impact can a song have on an individual, particularly on somebody as iconic as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi? The surreal, symbolic and sensual "Vaishnav jan to" was Bapu's favourite song and is synonymous with him even today. But who is its writer?
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Mbappe's goal in final generated most tweets during World Cup
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) When football's rising star Kylian Mbappe scored France's fourth goal in its World Cup final against Croatia to become the youngest player since Pele to score in a final, fans sent more tweets than at any other point during the tournament, data from Twitter shows.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Technology
Rana Daggubati extends KWAN South to Chennai
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) After Hyderabad, actor Rana Daggubati has expanded the footprint of KWAN South -- which aims to herald a new era for the entertainment ecosystem of south India -- to Chennai.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Key suspect in Kerala SFI leader's murder nabbed
Kochi, July 18 (IANS) After being on the run for more than two weeks, the prime suspect in the brutal murder of an SFI member in a Kerala college has finally been nabbed, police said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Government ready to discuss any issue in house: Modi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged the political parties to utilise maximum time available in Parliament's monsoon session and said the government is ready to debate on any issue in the house.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cirque du Soleil to make its India debut in November
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Globally popular live entertainment company Cirque du Soleil is set to come to India for the first time later this year, with shows in Delhi and Mumbai.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Living a good, full and long life - the Japanese way (Book Review)
Title: Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life; Author: Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles; Publisher: Hutchinson/Penguin Random House; Pages: 208; Price: Rs 499
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Commons passes trade bill, paves way for Brexit
London, July 18 (IANS) The first step of a trade bill establishing the legal basis for Brexit has cleared the lower house of the British parliament with a vote of 317 in favour and 286 against.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Richa Chadha becomes face of Save the Elephants campaign
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has become the face and voice of the Save the Elephants campaign by animal rights organisation PETA.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Fixing mistakes for better content moderation: Facebook
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Facing ire over reports that it is protecting far-right activists and under-age accounts, Facebook on Wednesday said it takes the mistakes incredibly seriously and is working on to prevent these issues from happening again.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Scientists discover new 'Maghalayan age' in Earth's history
London, July 18 (IANS) Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter -- the "Meghalayan Age" -- the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilisations worldwide.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
No 'time limit' on N.Korea denuclearisation: Trump
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said there is "no time limit" for North Korea to denuclearise and there is no need to rush the process.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US lawmakers ask tech giants to ban more offensive accounts
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US lawmakers have asked tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter to draw clearer limits and flush out hyper-partisan pages from their platforms.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Guess who uses hatred, fear to maintain power: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A day after social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked in Jharkhand by a group, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the government using a pop quiz that asked people to the name the "perpetrator of hatred and fear".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Low-cost technology can bridge knowledge gap in India: COL president
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Using technologies that are affordable and accessible can help India bridge the digital and knowledge gaps which are widening due to multiple factors such as gender discrimination, income disparity and cultural practices, among others, says the President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL).
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Markets open on higher note on Wednesday
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Cloudy Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.6 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Chrissy Teigen's daughter gives her style advice
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen's two-year-old daughter Luna gives her style advice.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 dead, many trapped in G.Noida twin-building collapse
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) At least three persons have died in a twin-building collapse in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida area, police said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Obama slams Trump-era, warns of 'strongman politics'
Johannesburg (South Africa), July 18 (IANS) Barack Obama has used his first high-profile speech since stepping down as US president to take swipes at "strongman politics" and politicians' disregard for facts.
2018-07-18
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Over 2 lakh pilgrims performed Amarnath Yatra so far
Jammu, July 18 (IANS) A fresh batch of 1,983 pilgrims left Jammu on Wednesday to perform the Amarnath Yatra that has so far seen over two lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at the holy cave shrine, authorities said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Colorful shoes for a vibrant you
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) When it comes to mens formal shoes, black has traditionally been the only shade that was considered by men but the arrival of colour choice options in shoes has challenged the conventional black leather shoe and opened the door to an abundance of different combinations.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
3 dead in US plane collision
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Three persons have been killed after two small planes collided mid-air in the US state of Florida, authorities have said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meeting Putin was better than NATO summit: Trump
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was even better than the annual NATO summit in Brussels, at which he demanded a greater contribution to defense funding by America's allies.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
EU's Juncker, Trump to meet over security, economic priorities
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on July 25 to discuss transatlantic priorities on foreign policy, security and economy, the White House said on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Autumn outfit ideas for the dappers
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Autumn is just like the warm up for the freezing season to kick in, making it often confusing on whether to layer it up or not. It isnt time for chunky tweed and woolen sweaters or those hefty jackets but one surely wants to stay covered so make the right decision.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Land dispute leaves 13 dead in Mexico
Mexico City, July 18 (IANS) A clash between residents of communities in southern Mexican state of Oaxaca over a land dispute left at least 13 people dead and another one injured, prosecutors said Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gary Barlow warns Robbie Williams
London, July 18 (IANS) Singer Gary Barlow has issued a warning to his former Take That band member Robbie Williams ahead of his start on "The X Factor" as a judge.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Netanyahu visits Israeli army's Gaza division amid escalation
Jerusalem, July 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited on Tuesday the military's Gaza Division Headquarters amidst a recent flare-up between Israel and the besieged Palestinian enclave.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Trump says he misspoke in comment about Russian election meddling
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump told reporters here on Tuesday he misspoke at a news conference following his meeting in Helsinki with his Russian counterpart, insisting that he meant to say it was very plausible that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Iran says to jointly produce defence equipment with Pakistan
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Iranian top military commander said on Tuesday that Iran and Pakistan are seeking to jointly manufacture defence equipment, Press TV reported.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson go for couple's therapy
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) Khloe Kardashian, 34, and Tristan Thompson, 27, are putting in effort to make their relationship thrive, by going for couple's therapy.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pompeo to meet Guterres: UN
United Nations, July 18 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet later this week with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the heels of the Helsinki Summit, which a UN spokesman said the world organization was "evaluating".
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
BRICS media forum to start in Cape Town
Cape Town, July 18 (IANS) The 3rd BRICS Media Forum under the theme of "BRICS Media Cooperation - Fostering an Inclusive, Just World Order" will be held on July 18-19 in Cape Town, South Africa.
2018-07-18
Category: International, South Africa,Media,Diplomacy
Reigning Olympic TT champs Ma Long, Ding Ning to skip Asiad
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Table tennis grand slam winners Ma Long and Ding Ning will skip next month's Asian Games in Indonesia as China announced a youngsters-packed table tennis squad on Tuesday for the quadrennial continental event.
2018-07-18
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Get flawless make-up with strobing, flare highlighting
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) New techniques like strobing, non-touring and flare highlight can give a dewy and naturally flawless make-up look, say experts.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iceland coach Hallgrimsson resigns
Reykjavik, July 18 (IANS) Iceland's football team head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson on Tuesday stepped down after leading the European side to its first FIFA World Cup.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
England outclass India by 8 wickets, clinch ODI series
Leeds, July 18 (IANS) England put up a strong all-round show to thump an underwhelming India by eight wickets in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Prasad seeks support on 'triple talaq', 'nikah halala'; Congress calls him dealer
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi sought the Prime Minister's support for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked him to support the proposed law to prohibit "triple talaq" and "nikah halala".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sridevi's daughter ready for her big launch
This is as close as a debut gets to a tragedy. Janhvi Kapoor is poised for her big launch. It can't get any bigger than Karan Johar, can it now? Unless she got Sanjay Leela Bhansali to launch her, which she didn't.
2018-07-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
England pip India by 8 wickets, clinch ODI series
Leeds, July 18 (IANS) England put up a strong all-round show to thump an underwhelming India by eight wickets in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Government yet to approach us with any name for RS Deputy Chairman: Azad
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said the government has not approached the Congress or other opposition parties yet to build consensus on its choice of name for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi Golf Club denies charges of illegal tree axing
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi Golf Club on Tuesday denied charges levelled by the Delhi government, which has filed a police complaint against the Club alleging illegal axing of trees within its premises.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
NCLT approves Liberty House's plan for acquiring Adhunik Metaliks
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The Kolkata bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Tuesday approved the resolution plan of the Britain-based Liberty House for acquiring debt-laden steelmaker Adhunik Metaliks under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Captain service launched in Karnataka Express train
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) The South Western Railway on Tuesday launched a Captain service in the Bengaluru-New Delhi Karnataka Express train to ensure comfortable journey to long-distance passengers, said an official.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Harish Rawat replaces C.P. Joshi as in-charge of Assam
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday replaced senior leader C.P. Joshi as party in-charge of Assam with former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress, others to move no-trust motion against government
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday said it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahul constitutes 23-member CWC, drops some senior leaders
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday constituted the Congress Working Committee (CWC) by appointing 23 members and dropping some senior leaders in his bid to strike a balance between age and experience, and prepare for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi's July 20 visit off as heavy rains pound Gujarat
Gandhinagar, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to Gujarat on July 20 has been cancelled following torrential rains in Saurashtra and south Gujarat for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, even as many districts received four to 10 inches of rainfall within six hours.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
ICW 2018: Kangana, Aditi to walk for Anju Modi, Tarun Tahiliani
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) To set the tone for the India Couture Week (ICW) 2018, king of drapes Tarun Tahiliani and master of layering Anju Modi will showcase their designs on the first day of the event, July 25, at the Taj Palace Hotel in the national capital.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dissent essential in open society: Hamid Ansari
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Dissent is of critical importance in an open society and its suppression could metamorphose it into an illiberal and ethnic democracy, former Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi HC to hear Kanhaiya's plea against fine on Wednesday
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will hear on Wednesday former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar's plea challenging a fine imposed on him by a high-level JNU panel in connection with a 2016 incident in which anti-national slogans were raised on the campus.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Government, not us, denigrating rules: Opposition
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The opposition on Tuesday said that it has been very "decent and dignified" in its conduct while it is the ruling BJP which is "denigrating the rules and the Constitution" and lowering the dignity of Parliament.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IIT-Kharagpur, AIIMS ink MoU to boost research programmes
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With an aim to promote interaction and collaboration between two premier institutions of the country -- All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) -- signed a memorandum of understanding here on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
19 fishermen missing after boats capsize in Bay of Bengal
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) At least 19 fishermen have gone missing after their boats capsized in the Bay of Bengal near the coastline of West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, a state Minister said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tough draw for Indians at Badminton Worlds
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India's competitors in the BWF World Badminton Championships 2018 in Nanjing, China, have been handed a difficult path in the draw.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Naidu expresses anguish over disruptions in Parliament
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that smooth functioning of the upper house was not the responsibility of the government alone. It was rather a joint responsibility of all members, he remarked and expressed concern over declining confidence of the people in Parliament.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi seeks opposition's cooperation in Parliament session
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought cooperation of opposition parties for smooth running of Parliament during the monsoon session, saying the opposition raising its issues also gives the government an opportunity to get feedback, reconsider its position and move forward.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Electronics hardware cluster unveiled in Karnataka city
Hubballi (Karnataka), July 17 (IANS) A brownfield Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) cluster was unveiled on Tuesday in this north Karnataka's industrial city, ostensibly, to decongest a choked Bengaluru, about 400 km away.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand, probe ordered (Third Lead)
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was on Tuesday assaulted by a group of suspected Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists shouting "Jai Shri Ram" slogans at Pakur in Jharkhand, following which the state ordered a probe.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three arrested for trying to loot delivery executive
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Three persons have been arrested here for trying to loot a cash delivery executive after opening fire at him, police said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Finance panel assures on Bengal's debt restructuring demand
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission on Tuesday assured West Bengal that it would "explore all possible ways" to meet the state's demand for restructuring the debt.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics
Asian Games torch arrives in Indonesia from India
Jakarta, July 17 (IANS) The Asian Games torch arrived in Indonesia's Yogyakarta airport on Tuesday after being flown by Indonesian Air Force Boeing 737 400 plane from India, the first Asian nation to host the Asiad in 1951.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Airbus appoints new India head for its helicopters business
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Aerospace major Airbus on Tuesday said it has appointed Ashish Saraf as Head of the helicopter division of Airbus India.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC reserves order on Sec 377
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Government ready to face no-confidence motion: Ananth Kumar
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar on Tuesday said that the government has majority in the Lok sabha and it is ready to face the opposition's no-confidence motion.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Satwik-Ponnappa advances, Gurusaidutt, Rituparna qualify for Singapore Open
Singapore, July 17 (IANS) India's mixed doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa advanced while singles shuttlers R.M.V Gurusaidutt and Rituparna qualified for the Singapore Open here on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Badminton
SC issues guidelines to check lynching, mobocracy
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued 22 guidelines for the central and state governments to put an end to "horrendous acts" of vigilantism, lynching and mobocracy and directed them to work in tandem to take "preventive, remedial and punitive measures".
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Disciplined England restrict India to 256/8 in series decider
Leeds, July 17 (IANS) Leg-spinner Adil Rashid's triple strikes in the middle overs helped England restrict India for a below par 256/8 in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
With opposition pitching for no-trust motion, monsoon session set to be stormy
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With an aggressive opposition pitching for a no-trust motion against the Narendra Modi government over various issues, the bitterness that saw complete washout of the Budget session is likely to spill into the monsoon session scheduled to commence from Wednesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab GoM nod for new policy on regularisation of illegal colonies
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Despite reservations from some Ministers and legislators, a draft policy framed by the Punjab government for the regularisation of illegal colonies was approved by a Group of Ministers here on Tuesday with some modifications.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Rahul constitutes 23-member CWC
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday set up a 23-member Congress Working Committee (CWC), retaining many senior leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel and Mallikarjun Kharge while bringing in some new faces.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Approach Asiad with must-win attitude: Indian hockey team coach
Bengaluru, July 17 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team chief coach Harendra Singh on Tuesday said they must approach the Asian Games in August with a must-win attitude if they wish to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
RS Deputy Chairman be elected through consensus: Goel
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The government said on Tuesday that election to the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman will take place in the monsoon session of Parliament if a consensus emerges on the name of the candidate.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New Villarreal midfielder Caseres looking to grow in La Liga
Castellon (Spain), July 17 (IANS) Newly-signed Villarreal midfielder Santiago Caseres said on Tuesday that he is looking forward to developing his skills in La Liga football championship.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Repatriation of tribals from Tripura to Mizoram uncertain
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Uncertainty has gripped the repatriation of 32,876 tribals from Tripura to Mizoram as the refugee leaders on Tuesday said the tribals are unwilling to return to their homes unless their old demands, including formation of the Area Development Council for the Reang tribals, are met.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Grammys will be back in Los Angeles for 2019
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) The Grammys, which were held last year at New York's Madison Square Garden for the first time since 2003, will return to Los Angeles for its 61st edition on February 10.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Kjeriwal orders probe against Delhi hospital
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday ordered a probe against a doctor at a government hospital for allegedly refusing to operate a patient.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Indian student death: Police confirm suspect died in shootout
New York, July 17 (IANS) Police in the US have confirmed that the man shot dead in a shootout in Kansas City was the suspect in the killing of Indian student Sharat Koppu, who was from Telangana.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Support bill on triple talaq and nikah halala, Prasad tells Rahul
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi sought the Prime Minister's support for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked him to support the proposed law to prohibit triple talaq and nikah halala.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Barcelona hard at work for Tottenham friendly
Barcelona, July 17 (IANS) A month before La Liga kicks off in Spain and two weeks before its next friendly tie against Tottenham, players were on Tuesday hard at work at its training grounds to get ready for the upcoming season.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Unhealthy fat, cholesterol linked with lower fertility
London, July 17 (IANS) Young women with unhealthy levels of fat in their blood before pregnancy are more likely to only have one or no child at all, finds a study explaining the previously observed association between lower fertility and heart disease.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Government increases maximum load capacity for trucks
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The government has decided to increase the maximum load carrying capacity of all new heavy vehicles by 20-25 per cent, Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India asks Oman to cut duties on chemical products
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India has requested Oman to reduce customs tariff on Indian chemical products, which would provide better market access to them in the Gulf nation, India's Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Odisha CM asks Tatas to set up defence hub
Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday proposed to the Tata Group to set up a Defence Manufacturing Cluster and Steel Downstream Cluster in Odisha.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Jadhav case: Pakistan submits rejoinder in ICJ
The Hague, July 17 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday submitted its second counter-memorial in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the conviction of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Rahul expresses solidarity with Kashmir IAS officer
Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed solidarity with Shah Faesal, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre who faces disciplinary action for voicing his views on social media.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Police book BJP leaders for canopy collapse, 39 in hospital
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) A day after a canopy collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, injuring 90 people, police on Tuesday booked the organisers, the state BJP, for attempted culpable homicide, a police officer said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sack ministers for backing lynch mobs, Congress tells PM
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) On a day when the Supreme Court came down heavily on mob lynching incidents across the country, the Congress appealed to the Prime Minister to follow his 'raj dharma' and seek the resignation of the Union ministers supporting those involved in the crimes.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
This 'emotional' robot can show how it's 'feeling'
New York, July 17 (IANS) US researchers have developed a robot, with texture-changing skin mapped to its emotional state, that can express how it is 'feeling'.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Technology
Delhi Golf Club charged with illegal tree axing
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi government has filed a police complaint against the Delhi Golf Club for illegally cutting trees inside the club.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Khelo Bharat 2018 finals on July 24-25
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Khelo Bharat 2018 finals will be held on July 24-25 at the Talkatora Stadium here, with players from 27 states showcasing their skills in traditional games like Kabaddi, Kushti, Kho-Kho, Tug of War, and Malkambh, it was announced on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Cornet advances to Swiss Open round of 16
Gstaad (Switzerland), July 17 (IANS) France's Alize Cornet qualified for the Swiss Open's second round on Tuesday after defeating world No. 190 Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-2, 6-2.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Origins of pottery traced to Japan: Study
London, July 17 (IANS) The origins of ceramic production can be traced to Japan and closely linked with intensified fishing at the end of the last Ice Age, finds a study, shedding light on how prehistoric hunter-gatherers processed and consumed foods over this period.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Indian found dead in UAE
Abu Dhabi, July 17 (IANS) An Indian expat who had been missing here for a week was found dead, police said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Togo,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Himachal seeks central funds for natural water management project
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday called on Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan here and sought speedy approval of Rs 1,125 crore for the state's Natural Water Resources Management Project.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Salman's plea against poaching case conviction heard in Rajasthan court
Jaipur, July 17 (IANS) A district court on Tuesday heard a plea by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan against his conviction by a trial court in the 1998 Kankani blackbuck poaching case and fixed August 3 and 4 for further hearing.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Woman moves HC seeking CBI probe against godman
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A woman who filed a sexual assault case against self-styled godman Daati Maharaj on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court and sought a CBI probe.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC for Central advisories to states to stop mob violence, lynching
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) In a move to stop mob violence and lynching, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to issue advisories to the states explaining the gravity of the situation and listing the measures to be taken to deal with it.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC begins hearing on women's entry into Sabarimala temple
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing on whether prohibiting the entry of women in Kerala's Sabarimala temple on grounds of biological factors was discriminatory and violative of the constitution.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Human Interest/Society
BSE Dalal Street building gets trademark
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE has secured a "trademark" for its iconic building -- Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers -- located on Dalal Street here.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi schools to get over 12,000 new rooms
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for building 12,478 new rooms in schools in the national capital.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Kerala IT panel to hold networking sessions in US
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) The High Power IT Committee of Kerala (HPIC) will hold three networking sessions, titled #Future Global Connect, in the US early next month as part of a multi-pronged strategy, involving the state government and the Kerala diaspora in the technology sector to position the state as a digital destination of choice.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Diaspora
Help end Manipur varsity impasse: Student leaders urge Governor
Imphal, July 17 (IANS) Student leaders on Tuesday urged Governor Najma Heptulla to intervene to help end the Manipur University impasse even as many student bodies extended support to a 48-hour general strike called by Manipur University Students Union from midnight.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Education
Neil Nitin Mukesh, Prakash Jha become neighbours
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has been gifted a new office in Andheri by his father Nitin Mukesh for his entry into film production, and filmmaker Prakash Jha is his neighbour.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ronaldo's Juventus move will make Serie A better: Mourinho
Manchester, July 17 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho feels Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus is going to make Serie A football league more exciting, with other Italian clubs now having to catch up and continue challenging the Turin giants.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Anurag Thakur appointed BJP Chief Whip in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday appointed its Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur as the new Chief Whip in the Lok Sabha, a day ahead of the start of Parliament's monsoon session.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man United defender Daley Blind returns to Dutch side Ajax
London, July 17 (IANS) Manchester United confirmed on Tuesday that Netherlands defender Daley Blind is to return to Amsterdamsche Football Club (AFC) Ajax.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Togadia denied permission to hold meetings in Guwahati
Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) The Assam Police has asked former VHP leader and Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) chief Pravin Togadia not to go ahead with his organisation's meetings in Guwahati scheduled from Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ghazal is conversational: Singer Hariharan
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) National Award-winning singer Hariharan says he always tries to bring a conversational style in his ghazal singing.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AAP Office of Profit: EC to hear final arguments on July 23
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday said it will hear the final arguments in the AAP office-of-profit case on July 23 as it underlined that the illegality of the order appointing 21 MLAs as parliamentary secretaries does not absolve the petitioners of holding an office of profit.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sharif family to stay in jail till election, court adjourns appeals
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday adjourned till the last week of July appeals by jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retired) Mohammad Safdar against their conviction for corruption.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golfers swap caddies for goats in Oregon
Portland (Oregon), July 17 (IANS) The figure of the caddy, whose help is crucial for the success of any professional golf player, takes a whole new meaning in Oregon's Silvies Ranch, which is betting on a different take on the traditional golfer's assistant.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Golf
IT seizes Rs 163 crore cash, 100 kg gold, opposition seeks TN CM's resignation
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Leaders of major political parties in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday demanded a multi-agency probe into the affairs of road contractors raided by Income Tax department in the state and also the resignation of Chief Minister K. Palaniswami.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blasts at BNP poll rally in Bangladesh injures 3
Dhaka, July 17 (IANS) At least three people were injured in bomb explosions on Tuesday at an election rally of Bangladesh's largest opposition party in Rajshahi city, police said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can a magnetic wire help early detection of cancer
New York, July 17 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a magnetic device that could capture scarce and hard-to-capture tumour cells in the bloodstream, an advance that could lead to efficient and early detection of cancer.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Delhi Assembly's monsoon session on August 6-10
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly's monsoon session will be held from August 6 to 10, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I was misquoted, says Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A day after the BJP took potshots at Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, the JD-S leader denied on Tuesday that he had blamed the Congress or its leaders at a party event on July 14. He said he was misquoted on his statement about being unhappy heading the coalition government in the state.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Brain area linked to binge eating identified
New York, July 17 (IANS) Researchers have identified that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mediatek unveils 'Helio A' chips for affordable phones
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Expanding its Helio family of power-efficient chipsets, mobile phone chipset maker MediaTek on Tuesday unveiled its "Helio A" series with the new "Helio A22" system-on-chip (SoC).
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Conduent wins $1 bn contract with Fortune 50 company
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) US-based business process services company Conduent Inc on Tuesday said it has won a three-year contract, worth approximately $1 billion, with a US-based Fortune 50 company.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Glory of Indian women's hockey to feature in London exhibition
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Fans watching the Hockey Womens World Cup at the Lee Valley Centre, London, are in for a double treat. They will also get to have a close look at India's glorious past in women's hockey, thanks to a unique photo exhibition by The Hockey Museum, London, and sports curator Sunil Yash Kalra from India. The world cup starts on July 21 at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Army, police discuss ways to stop recruitment into militant ranks
Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) Senior Army and police officers on Tuesday met in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district to work out strategies to check the recruitment of local youths into militant ranks.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
4 in 10 Indians unaware of cyberbullying: Study
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) While awareness about cyberbullying has increased in India by 10 percentage points in the past seven years, 37 per cent of adults in the country have still not heard of it, says a new study.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Education
CRISPR gene editing can cause genetic damage, says study
London, July 17 (IANS) The much celebrated CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought, scientists have warned.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was taken to hospital with injuries on Tuesday after suspected Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists thrashed him at Pakur in Jharkhand while shouting "Jai Shri Ram" slogans.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka, Nick on double date
London, July 17 (IANS) The Jonas Brothers -- Nick and Joe -- went for a double date with Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner. Their older brother Kevin was the fifth wheel at the outing.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Imagine Dragons unveil their song 'Natural'
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons on Tuesday released a song titled "Natural", which has been chosen as the anthem of this years ESPN college football season.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
'Savita Damodar Paranjpe' teaser out
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) A teaser poster of Marathi film "Savita Damodar Paranjpe" was unveiled on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
The UN's grand SDR plan won't be achieved without the grassroots (Column: Active Voice)
This week in New York, the United Nations' grandly-titled High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is reaching a crescendo. It's not quite the level of chaos as the UN General Assembly that takes place in September when monarchs, presidents, prime ministers and their entourages bring Manhattan to a Delhi-style gridlock. But the HLPF, as it is known in the development jargon, is a mind-boggling cacophony of experts and meetings all trying to get a handle on how we can deliver on the hugely ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDs)agenda by the 2030 deadline.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SC asks Parliament to enact law to check lynching(Second Lead)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned mob lynching incidents across the country and asked Parliament to enact a law to deal with the crime that threatens rule of law and the country's social fabric. "Horrendous acts of mobocracy" cannot be permitted to become "a new normal," it said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
17 held for sexually assaulting hearing impaired minor girl
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Seventeen persons, mostly service staff in an apartment complex, were arrested for sexually assaulting a minor hearing impaired girl for seven months, police said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress, others to move no-trust motion against government
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday announced that it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Police book BJP leaders after canopy collapse at Modi rally
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) A day after a canopy collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, injuring nearly 90 people, police on Tuesday booked the rally organisers, the state BJP, for attempted culpable homicide, police said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Never felt competition, insecurity with my contemporaries: Sukhwinder Singh
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Singer Sukhwinder Singh says he never intends to compete with other playback singers and he has few lifetime friends from the film industry.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Golfer Shubhankar ready to live the dream at The 147th Open (Preview)
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 17 (IANS) Indias rising golfer Shubhankar Sharma will realise his long-time dream when he makes his debut appearance at The 147th Open here, which gets underway on Thursday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Farhan, Ali Fazal welcome audiences to 'Mirzapur'
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal and actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Tuesday unveiled the first look of the web series "Mirzapur" in style.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Breakfast recipe that can make your weekend fun
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Making breakfast is one of the favourite weekend morning activities for many because breakfast is a little late on Saturdays and Sundays. People spend enjoying it more than they do on the weekdays, and there's something that feels so nourishing and relaxing about kicking off the two days.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab to help farmers cut down urea usage
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Prompted by the success in curtailing fertiliser usage in the kharif crops, 'Tandarust Punjab Mission' will now focus on restraining the usage of urea, a senior functionary said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Oil prices lift equity indices; Nifty regains 11k-mark (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of fund infusion into public sector banks and value buying lifted the key domestic equity indices higher on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Finance panel to assess Bengal's debt restructuring demand
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission "will explore all possible ways" to restructure West Bengal's debt as demanded by the state, its Chairman N.K. Singh said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IDBI Bank to seek government nod for LIC's stake purchase
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) State-run IDBI Bank on Tuesday said it will seek rgw central government's nod on the Life Insurance Corp's (LIC) proposal to acquire 51 per cent stake in the debt-ridden lender.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
OnePlus 6 update brings 'Google Lens' in camera app
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) China-based smartphone manufacturer OnePlus on Tuesday said it has started rolling out the next software update that comes with support for "Google Lens" functionality on OnePlus 6's native camera app.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
TECNO Mobile to launch new smartphone in India
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, is set to launch a new smartphone in India on July 23.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Government to soon recapitalise some PSBs with Rs 10,000 cr
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The government is likely to recapitalise some state-run banks in urgent need by up to Rs 10,000 crore within a few days to help them meet regulatory capital requirements, official sources said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Why Centre doesn't let Delhi government work, AAP MP asks Modi
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh used the all-party meeting here on Tuesday to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the Centre was obstructing the Delhi government's work.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MoF nod for two Himachal projects
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Tuesday that the Finance Ministry had approved an expenditure of Rs 1,131.87 crore on two projects in the hill state.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha prepared to tackle flood-like situation
Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday said it is well prepared to face a possible flood-like situation in the state following heavy downpour for the last two days.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Court frames charges against ex-Minister Somnath Bharti
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A court here framed charges of molestation and trespass against Delhi's former Law Minister Somnath Bharti, paving the way for trial in a case lodged after the Malviya Nagar MLA barged into the homes of nine Ugandan nationals in Khirki Extension, along with some followers, on the intervening night of January 15-16, 2014.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't want to play villain anymore: Actor Jim Sarbh
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor Jim Sarbh, who is known for portraying negative characters in films like "Neerja", "Padmaavat" and "Sanju", says he doesn't want to do negative roles anymore.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Argentine bull dubbed Mbappe in honour of French star
Buenos Aires, July 17 (IANS) Mbappe, a 22-month-old bull weighing 920 kg (2,028 lbs) named after the young French national football team star, was the first specimen to enter Argentina's 132nd Livestock, Agriculture and Industry Expo on Monday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Prenatal exposure to plastic chemical may reduce cognitive skills
New York, July 17 (IANS) Prenatal or early exposure of your kids to a plastic chemical may harm brain development as well as reduce cognitive function, a study says.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri dead; film, TV celebs bid adieu (Roundup)
M0umbai, July 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, whose film and television career spanned five decades, died here on Tuesday. The industry bid her a tearful adieu and remembered her as a warm and jovial person, who was one of the "finest" talents to emerge out of FTII.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Japan, EU sign free trade agreement
Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Union (EU) leaders signed a free trade agreement on Tuesday, eliminating tariffs on a majority of their products to enhance business between the two sides.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Trump under fire for defending Putin over poll meddling
Washington, July 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is facing a barrage of criticism for defending his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over claims of Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Ashok Leyland posts Rs 370 crore profit in Q1
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Tuesday said it closed the first quarter of the current fiscal with a net profit of Rs 370.10 crore.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
5 killed in S.Korea's military copter crash
Seoul, July 17 (IANS) Five soldiers were killed and one was injured in a military helicopter crash on Tuesday in South Korea's Pohang city, authorities said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Pacer Awana retires from all forms of cricket
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Former India paceman Parvinder Awana on Tuesday announced his retirement from all formats of the game with immediate effect.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Speed up immunisation to cover 5mn kids: WHO
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Lauding the immunisation efforts being made by countries including India's Mission Indradhanush, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for accelerating efforts to reach the nearly five million unvaccinated children in south-east Asia.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Minor widow killed by brother-in-law
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A minor widow has been done to death in the national capital allegedly by her brother-in-law and two others, two months after her husband committed suicide, police said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India U-20 to play Argentina counterparts in COTIF Cup
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The India U-20 national team will be crossing swords with U-20 teams of Argentina, Venezuela and Mauritania when the boys travel to Spain to participate in the COTIF Cup -- the Mini Mundial Sub U-20 mens football tournament.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Slew of events to help art lovers admire artist Raza's work
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) The Piramal Museum of Art on Tuesday announced a slew of events to commemorate iconic Indian modernist painter Sayed Haider Raza's life and works and to familiarise more and more art lovers with the master's oeuvre.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
98 Degrees' Timmons want to collaborate with Badshah
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Jeff Timmons, best known for being one of the founding members of the Grammy-nominated American pop group 98 Degrees, wants to collaborate with Indian rapper Badshah.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Uruguay's clout in football far exceeds its population of 3.5 mn
Montevideo, July 17 (IANS) In the 118 years of the Uruguayan football association, AUF, founded on March 30, 1900, the Uruguayan national side has won two World Cups, two Olympic titles and 15 Copa America trophies, an incredible record for a country with a population of a mere 3.5 million.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Natural skin healing techniques for healthy, young skin
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Skin is the most sensitive part of outer body, so for having the desired beautiful skin, one needs to treat it with more care. Natural ingredients have their own specialty and can work wonders if used religiously, say experts.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jharkhand assembly adjourned over Land Amendment Act row
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) The Jharkhand assembly was on Tuesday adjourned till Wednesday as the opposition parties raised the Land Amendment Act 2017 issue and disrupted the house proceedings.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
England put India in to bat in ODI series decider
Leeds, July 17 (IANS) England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and put India in to bat in the series deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Congress to raise lynching, women's safety in monsoon session
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday said it will raise the issues of mob lynching and women's safety besides many other important matters in Parliament's monsoon session which begins on Wednesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hima Das should be given financial support, says Vijender
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Indian boxing star Vijender Singh on Tuesday hailed athletics' latest golden girl Hima Das' performance, saying the Assamese lass should be supported financially from here on and not just eulogised.
2018-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Athletics,Other Sports
'Feminist' Canada funds women to grow businesses: Minister
Toronto, July 17 (IANS) A "feminist" Canada is investing nearly $2 billion Canadian dollars (about Rs 10,000 crores) as seed capital in businesses led by its women entrepreneurs, said a senior woman minister here.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Canada,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Indian hockey team jumps to fifth in FIH rankings
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Indian hockey team's silver medal-winning effort at the Champions Trophy in Breda, the Netherlands, earlier this month has propelled them to the fifth spot in the world rankings, released by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Its's just the beginning, Hima will touch the sky: Coach Nipon Das (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 17 ( IANS) Till a few days back, the world hardly knew about this rice farmers daughter from Dhing who had her goals set for a big win.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
SPG team goes to probe Midnapore canopy mishap
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday sent a Special Protection Group (SPG) team to West Bengal to probe the Midnapore canopy collapse when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally, leaving several injured, a Home Ministry official said.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand, 20 detained
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was taken to hospital with injuries on Tuesday after suspected Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists thrashed him at Pakur in Jharkhand while shouting "Jai Shri Ram" slogans.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi seeks opposition's cooperation in Parliament session
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought the cooperation of all opposition parties for the smooth conduct of Parliament's monsoon session, saying that raising of issues by the opposition afforded the government an opportunity to reconsider its position and move forward.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China builds unmanned weather station near border with India
Beijing, July 17 (IANS) China has installed an unmanned automatic weather observation station near its border with India in Tibet to support its Army in the event of a live fire conflict with New Delhi.
2018-07-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Maratha soldiers to summit Mount Kun in Kargil to celebrate glorious past
Pune, July 17 (IANS) The Indian Army's Maratha Light Infantry Regiment is undertaking a mountaineering expedition to the 7077-meter high Mount Kun in Kargil to celebrate 250 years of its raising.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Intelligence unit behind waitresses' defection to South Korea
Seoul, July 17 (IANS) South Korea's military intelligence agency has been accused of being behind the defection of a group of North Korean waitresses in 2016, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Rahul does not love anyone but power: BJP
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Launching a sharp attack on Rahul Gandhi, the BJP on Tuesday said that contrary to his claim in a tweet, the Congress President does not love anyone but power.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Simeone, Guardiola among coaches Argentine fans want for team, press says
Buenos Aires, July 17 (IANS) A number of high-profile coaches, including Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone and Manchester City's Pep Guardiola, are being mentioned by fans and media as the best candidates to take the helm of the Argentine national football team, which had a disappointing World Cup, according to media reports.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Slide in crude prices lift indices; Nifty regains 11k-mark
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of fund infusion into public sector banks and value buying lifted the key domestic equity indices higher on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Centre notifies draft changes to motor vehicle rules, invites suggestions
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The government on Tuesday notified the draft of the proposed amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules that make it mandatory for all commercial vehicles to have automatic toll-deduction stickers and vehicle-tracking devices to obtain national permits.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Uruguayan city wants to name France forward Griezmann as distinguished guest
Montevideo, July 17 (IANS) Uruguay's capital Montevideo seeks to name France football team's forward Antoine Griezmann as a distinguished visitor during his possible visit to the South American country, Deputy Secretary of the Montevideo City Hall, Christian Di Candia has said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Intex launches new affordable smartphone
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Domestic smartphone maker Intex Technologies on Tuesday launched a new smartphone "Indie 5" at Rs 4,999.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Police disperse protesting teachers in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) A protest march taken out here on Tuesday by teachers, seeking implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations for Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) project teaching staff, was stopped by police using mild force.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Judge who convicted Sharif recuses from hearing two other NAB cases
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) An anti-corruption court judge who sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in jail in the Avenfield corruption case, has recused himself from hearing two more graft cases against the PML-N leader.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
My parents wanted me to be a doctor: Aditi
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actress Aditi Sharma, who plays a gynaecologist in a show, says her parents wanted her to be a doctor.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Terms agreed on to return Blind from Man-U to Ajax
The Hague, July 17 (IANS) Ajax and Manchester United have reached an agreement on the return of Daley Blind to Amsterdam, the two football clubs announced.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Haryana Governor given additional charge of Himachal
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday was given the additional charge of Himachal Pradesh, as the incumbent Acharya Devvrat is visiting the US.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
China's most expensive film pulled after opening weekend
Beijing, July 17 (IANS) China's most expensive fantasy epic film "Asura" has been pulled from cinemas after a dismal opening weekend, a media report said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Tharoor slams BJP for 'attack' on his office
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday slammed the BJP for the attack on his office here by the party's youth wing activists over his remark that "Hindu Pakistan" would be created if the ruling party returns to power in 2019.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Childhood infections may affect academic performance
London, July 17 (IANS) Severe infections during childhood that lead to hospitalisations could lower academic performance in adolescence, a new study has found.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Swami Agnivesh beaten up in Jharkhand, 20 detained
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked and beaten up by suspected supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in Jharkhand's Pakur district on Tuesday, leaving him shaken.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australians involved in Thai cave rescue to receive honours
Canberra, July 17 (IANS) Two Australian divers who helped rescue 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand will receive civilian honours, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Novel drug therapy may potentially help treat ALS
New York, July 17 (IANS) Administering a therapy using DNA-based compounds could extend survival and reverse signs of neuromuscular damage in animals of inherited amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), finds a study.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Dino Morea, Nikhil Chinapa invest in photo-sharing app
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor Dino Morea and video jockey Nikhil Chinapa have invested in Vebbler, a homegrown Bengaluru-based photo-sharing app.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Stick to your beauty routine during rains
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Dont let rainy days get you down! From less is more to saying no to oily skin, experts give a plethora of tips and tricks to maintain your beauty despite the downpours.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RJD to back TDP's no-trust move against Modi government
Patna, July 17 (IANS) Lalu Prasad's RJD will support a no-confidence motion of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, according to RJD leaders.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
PML-N candidate narrowly escapes bid on life
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Close on the heels of a spate of attacks on politicians, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former federal minister Sheikh Aftab Ahmed has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Attock city.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PML-N considers launching Maryam Nawaz's son
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) The embattled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is considering launching Maryam Nawaz's son Junaid Safdar for its election campaign, the media reported on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sleep problems may indicate multiple sclerosis risk
Toronto, July 17 (IANS) Scientists have found that multiple sclerosis (MS) may be identified at least five years earlier as the patients were more likely to undergo treatments for nervous system disorders like pain or sleep problems, according to a study.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ditch medicine, adopt self-healing, advises new book
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) People from all over the world are ditching their pills and embracing the path of natural healing with little or no medical intervention, claims a new book.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine
Only 'good tourists' welcome to Goa: Minister
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Tuesday urged tourists not to misbehave with women under the influence of alcohol while welcoming the Chief Minister's announcement of fines for drinking and littering in public.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Midfielder Zimmermann swaps Stuttgart for Dusseldorf
Berlin, July 17 (IANS) Newly promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf have signed Matthias Zimmermann from league rivals Stuttgart, both football sides said.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Only 65% firms globally have cybersecurity experts: Gartner
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Only 65 per cent organisations globally have a cybersecurity expert even as 95 per cent of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) expect cyber threats to increase over the next three years, a report said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
62 militants killed in Afghan airstrikes
Kabul, July 17 (IANS) At least 62 militants were killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, a military official said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mayawati sacks BSP leader over Rahul remarks
Lucknow, July 17 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday sacked senior party leader Jai Prakash Singh, a day after he triggered a row by saying that foreign blood won't let Congress President Rahul Gandhi succeed in Indian politics and lead the country.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bail plea hearing of Kerala rape-accused priests postponed
New Delhi July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed the hearing of anticipatory bail pleas of two Malankara Orthodox Church priests who are on the run after facing sexual abuse charges against a parishioner.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LinkedIn India member base doubles in 4 years to hit 50 mn
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Microsoft-owned LinkedIn on Tuesday said its India member base has doubled in the past four years to cross 50 million in the country.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kejriwal orders action against corruption in RTO
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) After a surprise inspection of one of Delhi's biggest Regional Transport Offices, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday warned of strict action against officers who indulge in corruption with help from touts.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
New 'Rugrats' series, movie on the way
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) A relaunch of the children's entertainment franchise "Rugrats" has been announced by Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Harbhajan Mann's son Avkash won't promote violence, alcohol through music
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Popular Punjabi singer-actor Harbhajan Mann's son Avkash Mann has launched his debut single, which has been featured on the American Top 40 Charts playlist on Spotify, featuring artistes like Arianna Grande and Beyonce Knowles. He says he doesn't want to use his music to promote anything that would cause harm to people and so, he would like to stay away from songs that refer to violence, guns and alcohol.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Film, TV celebs mourn 'warm, jovial' Rita Bhaduri's death
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Riteish Deshmukh on Tuesday paid emotional tributes to veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who died here on Tuesday. They remembered her as one of the "finest" talents to emerge out of FTII, and described her as a warm and full of life person.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Forward Eduardo Herrera joins Santos Laguna
Torreon (Mexico), July 17 (IANS) Forward Eduardo Herrera has signed with Liga MX defending champions Santos Laguna, which begins its title defence next weekend, the club management has announced.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Mara Martin walks on runway while breastfeeding
Miami, July 17 (IANS) Model Mara Martin made a statement when she breastfed her five-month-old daughter while she was on the ramp for a fashion show.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Lokpal: Selection panel to meet on July 19, SC told
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the process to appoint the Lokpal was under way and that a meeting is due on July 19 to recommend a panel of names.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Australia's Tim Cahill retires from international football
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) Australia's leading World Cup and all-time goal-scorer Tim Cahill announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Johnny Depp settles feud with former managers
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has reached a settlement in his legal battle with the Management Group, averting a trial that was set to begin next month.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Four held for SSC exam impersonation
Jaipur, July 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Police on Tuesday busted a four-member gang of impersonators involved in the SSC exam held on July 15 here. The police suspect inter-state involvement of the suspects in various other exmas.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan among world's highest-paid celebs
New York, July 17 (IANS) Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, with earnings of $40.5 million and $37.7 million, have made it to Forbes' World's Highest-Paid Celebrities 2018 list, topped by former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mark Ganesh Chaturthi minus plastic: Dia Mirza
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) For Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, which fall in September, actress and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza wants people to shun plastic.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
Timothee Chalamet in talks to star in 'Dune' remake
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Actor Timothee Chalamet is reportedly in final talks to lead the cast of director Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" remake.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Orange acquires Cloud firm Basefarm Holding for $410 million
London, July 17 (IANS) Global telecommunications operator Orange on Tuesday announced to acquire Cloud firm Basefarm Holding for 350 million euros ($410.5 million) to become an European leader in Cloud computing services for the enterprise sector.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Meryl, Cher lock lips at 'Mamma Mia!...' premiere
London, July 17 (IANS) Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep and singer-actress Cher locked lips at the premiere of their forthcoming film "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again".
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kamal Haasan happy to shoot with 'bhai' Salman Khan
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor-politician Kamal Haasan was happy to meet and shoot with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on the sets of "Dus Ka Dum", where he promoted his upcoming film "Vishwaroop 2".
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Santos Laguna to defend Liga MX title minus 3 key players
Torreon (Mexico), July 17 (IANS) Mexican football club Santos Laguna will launch its Mexican league title defence next weekend, heading into the first week of Apertura tournament action with three key players gone from the squad that won the championship.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Lindsay Lohan plans to adopt first child
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) After bonding with Syrian refugees in Turkey, actress Lindsay Lohan has developed a desire to adopt her first child.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Walmart expands Microsoft partnership to boost digital footprint
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Aiming to make shopping faster and easier for millions of customers, cash-and-carry major Walmart on Tuesday announced a five-year strategic partnership with Microsoft.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
McAfee launches new enterprise security portfolio
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Global cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday announced a new enterprise security portfolio called "MVISION" that aims to simplify the process of managing threat defences for administrators as they move to modern device operating systems and to the Cloud.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Hyundai Motor India to hike GRAND i10 prices
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Tuesday said that it will hike the prices of its "GRAND i10" by up to 3 per cent due to increase in input and material costs.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Soldier commits suicide on LoC
Jammu, July 17 (IANS) A soldier committed suicide while on duty on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Africa won, says Maduro while congratulating France on FIFA World Cup
Caracas (Venezuela), July 17 (IANS) The President of Venezuela has called for an end to racism against immigrants in Europe while congratulating the France national football team for its 2018 FIFA World Cup title, noting that several players in the team are of African descent.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Venezuela,Sports,Football
Rita was my friend, closest competitor at FTII: Shabana Azmi
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi remembers the late Rita Bhaduri as a "cute and impish" girl who was her friend, batchmate and closest competitor at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook joins Skill India Mission to train empower youth
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Apple, Facebook, Twitter celebrate World Emoji Day
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Apple, Facebook, Twitter and other tech giants celebrated World Emoji Day on Tuesday with declaring most used and favourite emojis, announcement of new ones, acknowledging how emojis make conversataions easy and expressive without words, among others.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
I erase hatred, fear, I'm Congress: Rahul hits back at BJP
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit back at the BJP over alleged "Congress is for Muslims" remarks, spelling out in a tweet the philosophy of the party that "stands with the last person in the line" whose religion or caste doesn't matter.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jet Airways places additional orders for 737 MAX aircraft
Farnborough/Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways has placed an additional order for 75 jets of Boeing "737 MAX 8" aircraft during the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.
2018-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Slide in crude prices buoy equity indices
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of healthy quarterly results buoyed key indices of the Indian equity market during the afternoon trade session on Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
World Cup runners-up welcomed as heroes in Croatia
Zagreb (Croatia), July 17 (IANS) Croatia's national football team rode through this capital in triumph aboard an open-top bus for more than five hours on their return from the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they reached the final before succumbing 2-4 to France.
2018-07-17
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
Odisha focuses in on eco-tourism, aims to get 23 mn tourists by 2021
Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) Odisha, a state with exotic beaches, vibrant wildlife and a radiant heritage and history, is working towards building a robust tourism infrastructure with special focus on eco-tourism as it eyes 23 million domestic and foreign visitors by 2021, a senior official said. It is also hosting the World Cup in hockey this year in Bhubaneswar.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service now available globally
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) To help businesses build Blockchain networks to drive efficient transactions, Oracle has announced to make its "Blockchain Cloud Service" generally available globally including in India from Tuesday.
2018-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology

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