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Jayant Sinha richest candidate so far in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, a BJP nominee from Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency, has declared assets of Rs 76.91 crore, making him the richest candidate among all those who have filed their nomination papers in Jharkhand so far.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
PM helped industrialists, ignored government firms: Sidhu
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that he has behaved like a "business development manager" and benefited industrialists while "sidelining" the government companies.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rajasthan names Smith skipper, BCCI surprised
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Placed seventh on the points table in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals have removed Ajinkya Rahane as the captain and handed the armband to former skipper Steve Smith. The team has managed to win just two games of the eight that they have played and the management believes that bringing him back at the helm might change their fortune.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Not in violation of US sanctions: Reliance Industries
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Reliance Industries on Saturday said that reports suggesting its involvement in an arrangement that leads to cash payment for Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA via third parties and hence violating US sanctions are false.
2019-04-20
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Politics
Samajwadi Party names candidates for Phulpur, Allahabad
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party on Saturday named Pandhari Yadav as its candidate from the Phulpur parliamentary constituency. Pandhari Yadav is a former district President of the Samajwadi Party (SP).
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
AgustaWestland: Court rejects Sushen Gupta's bail
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday rejected the bail plea of Sushen Mohan Gupta, an alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajasthan ask Mumbai to bat (Toss)
Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' skipper Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bowl against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Saturday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Bengal LS polls not letting didi sleep: Modi
Buniyadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday claimed that the trend of voting in the first two phases in the state has "put the breaks on the speed-breaker didi's sleep".
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Consumer confidence recovers in April: Study
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Consumer confidence has recovered in April owing to cooling inflation and easing tensions between India and Pakistan after a war-like situation had developed, said a recent report.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Want industry to open up to outsiders: Soundarya
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actress Soundarya Sharma, who made her Bollywood foray with "Ranchi Diaries", says it would be nice to see the industry open up more to "non-star" children.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
You're my heartbeat: Kajol on daughter's 16th birthday
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) As Kajol and Ajay Devgn's daughter Nysa turned sweet 16 on Saturday, the actress had a special wish to share for her "heartbeat".
2019-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bairstow to leave IPL for England World Cup camp
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) opener Johnny Bairstow on Saturday confirmed that he will leave the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after his team's game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 23 to join England's camp for the World Cup.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Ram's birth in Ayodhya: Memorable view from sanctum sanctorum (Comment)
There was a singular absence of frenzy last week in Ayodhya on the occasion of Ram Navmi. As the campaign for election 2019 rose to a crescendo, one would have expected the Hindutva Brigade to turn up in full force for several reasons. To obtain the Lords blessings for the do or die battle. And to focus on Ayodhya to keep the issue simmering during these crucial elections. True, the matter is in court but so is the Sadhvi Pragya Thakur matter. When were such niceties sacrosanct for the current lot? More likely, the Mandir-Masjid soufflé is not rising.
2019-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Religion
What if there is a hung parliament? (Column: Political Circus)
Conventional wisdom has it that the current polls will not produce a clear-cut result as in 2014.
2019-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Dangal 2019,Politics
Nadal advances to Monte Carlo semi-finals
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal managed to eke out a 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 win against Guido Pella of Argentina to secure a berth in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters, an event he has won 11 times.
2019-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Balanced approach essential on foreign currency debt (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Recent news about an increase in Indian corporates and state entities issuing dollar bonds is welcome news, especially since it clearly shows investor appetite for lending to credible Indian business models. However, relatively easy liquidity and high investor appetite for lending in the international markets must be tempered by the fact that borrowing in foreign currencies is beneficial for businesses with certain specific balance sheet structures.
2019-04-20
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
13 people shot dead at family party in Mexico
Mexico City, April 20 (IANS) Thirteen people, including a child, were shot dead at a family party in the Mexican state of Veracruz by unidentified armed assailants, authorities said.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 teens held over Northern Ireland journalist murder
Belfast, April 20 (IANS) Northern Ireland police have arrested two teenagers in the killing of 29-year-old investigative journalist Lyra McKee, authorities said on Saturday.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
2014 contest was tougher, says Shashi Tharoor
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Congress leader and party candidate from this parliamentary constituency in Kerala Shashi Tharoor, who is aiming for a hat-trick win in the Lok Sabha elections, on Saturday said that the 2014 fight was tougher.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Afghan Information Ministry under attack in Kabul
Kabul, April 20 (IANS) An explosion and gunfire was heard in the Afghan capital on Saturday as the Ministry of Information headquarters came under attack by gunmen, officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Egyptians vote in constitution reform referendum
Cairo, April 20 (IANS) Egyptians on Saturday voted in a three-day referendum on constitutional reforms that could allow incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to rule until 2030 and give the head of state and the army more power.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
4 of 11 Tesla board members to step down by 2020
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) In a move that is likely to weaken the powers of Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Founder Elon Musk and cut some of his strongest allies from the board of directors, the company has said that four of its 11-member board would step down by 2020, thus shrinking the board's size by more than a third.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Who is Acharya Pramod Krishnam? (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) With a long white flowing beard, white robes and a red 'tilak on the forehead, Acharya Pramod Krishnam looks more like a godman and less like a politician, who is set to take on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on May 6 in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
BJP candidate asks supporters to opt for fake voting
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Sanghmitra Maurya, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Badaun Lok Sabha seat, has landed in a controversy by asking her supporters to resort to fake voting if the actual voters were unable to cast their ballots.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Samajwadi Party names Phulpur, Allahabad candidates
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday announced its candidates for the Phulpur and Allahabad parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Smith to be handed captain's band by Rajasthan Royals
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Placed seventh in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals are toying with the idea of handing the captain's armband to former skipper Steve Smith as the team has managed to win just two games of the eight that they have played so far. The management believes that bringing him back at the helm might change their fortune.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Vijay Gokhale to meet Chinese FM in Beijing
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale will be on a two-day China visit from Sunday to meet Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi where he is likely to discuss the issue of blacklisting of Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at a UN panel.
2019-04-20
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
New Snapchat Lens to spread anti-bullying awareness
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat is working out ways to spread awareness about bullying on its platform by launching its first ever social impact-based Lens Challenge.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hudson shares first photo of her kids together
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson shared a photograph of all her children together for the first time to celebrate her 40th birthday.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I had erred in judging Mamata earlier: Modi
Buniyadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he had earlier erred in judging Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee as he used to consider her an embodiment of simplicity who wanted to free the people of West Bengal from the rule of the Leftists, but realised his mistake once he got to know of her misdeeds after ascending to the high office.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Of Windies carnage in IPL and WC dreams
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Which is the one thing that has been consistent in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL)? One might say it has been the explosive batting performance from tainted Australian batsman David Warner, who has made a remarkable comeback to the cash-rich league after missing out the last edition. It can also be the as-expected winning run of the M.S. Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, or one might argue for the awful run by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which boasts of being led by the best batsman in the world at the moment.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,IPL 2019,Cricket
US 'church' to offer 'miracle cure' amid warnings
Washington, April 20 (IANS) A US-based group calling itself Genesis II Church of Health and Healing has plans to convene on Saturday to promote a "miracle cure" that claims to cure 95 per cent of all diseases in the world by making adults and children, including infants, drink industrial bleach.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Afghan Information Ministry under attack in Kabul
Kabul, April 20 (IANS) An explosion and gunfire was heard in the Afghan capital on Saturday as the Ministry of Information headquarter came under attack by gunmen, officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Airbnb's growth driving down lodging prices: Study
New York, April 20 (IANS) Global hospitality services provider Airbnb is shaking up the hotel industry by driving down the lodging prices and revenues for traditional hotels, a new study suggests.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
de Villiers has a new nickname for Virat Kohli
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) It is well known that star Indian batsman Virat Kohli is fondly called 'chiku' by his teammates inside the national dressing room. Apart from this, Kohli has been given various other nicknames across the cricketing fraternity such as 'run machine', 'King Kohli', 'chase master', which people use while talking about his batting skills.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Pakistan to play day-night Test in Australia
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given its nod to its Australian counterpart to play a day-night Test in the upcoming 2019-20 season.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Vicky Kaushal injured during film shoot
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal is out of action after suffering an injury during an action sequence for a horror film.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian Foreign Secretary to visit China on Sunday
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale will visit China on Sunday to meet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
2019-04-20
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Tejashwi attacks Modi ahead of Bihar meeting
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Hours ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bihar to address a public meeting in the Araria parliamentary constituency, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday attacked him for the state's suffering.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian-origin physician charged with healthcare fraud
Washington, April 20 (IANS) An Indian-origin physician in the US has been charged with conspiracy to unlawfully dispense controlled substances and commit healthcare fraud.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Instagram testing to hide 'Like' counts on posts
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) To channelise user-focus on sharing better and sensible content on its platform, Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is planning on hiding the 'Like' counts for posts on its app.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kunal Parwani hopes to work with Sharman again
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Kunal Parwani hopes to work with the "most talented" actor and his "Baarish" co-star Sharman Joshi once again.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Audience awareness will change film business: Yami
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The current times are exciting to be in the film business as audiences have become more demanding, says actress Yami Gautam, who is confident this wave of audience awareness will bring about a positive change in the industry.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Academy responds to lawsuit from Roman Polanski
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to a lawsuit from director Roman Polanski that claimed he was unfairly expelled from the organisation behind the Oscars.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Hollywood
Dorsey admits Twitter makes it easy to abuse others
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Admitting that Twitter makes it "super easy to harass and abuse others", CEO of the micrblogging platform Jack Dorsey has said that addressing the issue in a systematic way is his biggest worry.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Adele separates from husband Simon Konecki
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer Adele has parted ways with her husband, Simon Konecki, according to a statement from her representative Benny Tarantini.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
MNM candidates back to usual work after LS polls
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) After days of hectic electioneering, it is business as usual for some contestants in the Lok Sabha elections belonging to Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Mamata must stop seeking proof of air strike: Modi
Buniadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to stop asking for evidence of the Balakot air strike by the Indian armed forces, instead look for "proofs" in the chit fund scams and infiltration that has taken place in West Bengal.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Politics
WannaCry 'hero' pleads guilty to malware charges
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher who helped temporarily stop the WannaCry ransomware bug, has now pleaded guilty to federal charges of creating and distributing malware used to break into online bank accounts.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pranab's son faces 'tough' battle in Jangipur
Jangipur (Murshidabad), April 20 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee faces a tough battle in West Bengal's Jangipur as he seeks a hat-trick of wins from the constituency which had sent his father to Parliament twice.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi to hold road-show, rally in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a road-show on April 23 in Ranchi and an election rally in Jharkhand's Lohardagga district the following day, a state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) official said on Saturday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CJI rubbished sexual harassment charges, says independence of judiciary under threat (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Rubbishing allegations of sexual harassment against him, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday said the independence of the judiciary is under threat and there was a "larger conspiracy" to destabilise it.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Beyonce's Netflix deal worth a $60 million?
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Netflix has landed a three-project deal, reportedly worth a whopping $60 million, with singer Beyonce Knowles.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJD MLA Bed Prakash Agarwalla dies in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Bed Prakash Agarwalla, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Patkura Assembly constituency, died in a private hospital here on Saturday. He was 82.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
House Democrats subpoena full Mueller report
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena demanding that the Justice Department hand over an unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report and the evidence underlying it by May 1, and pledged "major hearings" on its findings.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Stringent punishment awaits Bengal BJP man's killer'
Buniyadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday averred that stringent punishment will be meted out to those who were responsible for the murder of a BJP activist in Purulia, as also in all other parts of the state.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sanders defends herself over Mueller report revelation
Washington, April 20 (IANS) After admitting to investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller that she delivered a false statement from the White House podium, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has defended herself saying she made the remark in "the heat of the moment".
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
People who smoke marijuana weigh less: Researchers
New York, April 20 (IANS) People who smoke marijuana or cannabis weigh less as compared to adults who don't, a new study suggests.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Multi-starrer movies: An evergreen money-making trend
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) "Kalank", starring actors like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sanjay Dutt, minted Rs 21.60 crore on its first day, making it the highest opener of 2019 so far.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
13 injured as train derails near Kanpur (2nd Lead)
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) At least 13 people were injured on Saturday after 12 coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur, railway officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan-US 2+2 welcomes growing ties with India
New York, April 20 (IANS) The US-Japan 2+2 ministerial meeting has welcomed the growing ties between their countries and India in the Indo-Pacific region that is of vital strategic interest to them.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BCCI ombudsman fines Pandya, Rahul for Koffee fiasco
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain has asked all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener K.L. Rahul to pay a sum of Rs 1 lakh each, to widows of 10 constables in paramilitary forces who have lost their lives on duty. They have also been asked to deposit Rs 10 lakh in the fund created for promotion of cricket for the blind as fine for their misconduct in chat show.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Independence of Judiciary under threat: CJI
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday claimed that the independence of the judiciary was under threat.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
WhatsApp testing official emojis for Status doodling
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) To further customise its app features, Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is testing its official emojis on the doodle-maker option available for its Status Stories.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Nothing decided on 'Hera Pheri 3': Priyadarshan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Director Priyadarshan says nothing has been decided regarding "Hera Pheri 3".
2019-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
'Vicky Donor' made outsider like me dream big: Ayushmann
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) On the seventh anniversary of the release of his maiden film "Vicky Donor" on Saturday, actor Ayushmann Khurrana says the success of the movie on sperm donation, allowed an "outsider" like him in the film industry to dream big.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CSK aim to oust RCB in Bengaluru (Preview)
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) After clinching a morale-boosting win against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to continue with the momentum and keep their slim chances of making it to the play-offs alive when they take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
SC hearing on matter of great public importance
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Saturday sat for an urgent hearing on a matter of great public importance touching upon the independence of judiciary.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Acid poured on teenager in Bihar for resisting rape
Patna, April 20 (IANS) In a horror of an incident a teenager in Bihar's Bhagalpur district was bathed with acid after she resisted an attempt to gang rape by a group of four youths, police said on Saturday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SRH look to continue winning run against KKR (Preview)
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad would look to heap more misery on Kolkata Knight Riders and continue their winning momentum when the two sides clash swords in an Indian Premier League return leg fixture here on Sunday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
End Speed-breaker Didi's rule: Modi to Bengal
Buniadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the voters in West Bengal to put brake on "Speed-breaker Didi" Mamata Banerjee's rule and end the "politics of threat, loot and corruption".
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
These iPhone features are coming on Apple laptops
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Ahead of its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) scheduled for June 3, Apple is working on bringing two of its operating systems (OS), macOS and iOS, closer together by introducing several useful iPhone features to its line of MacBooks.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jet pilot shoots tough questions at management
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) An old-timer and veteran Jet Airways pilot Sudhir Gaur has blamed the management for keeping 22,000 employees in the dark over the turn of events that led to complete suspension of the airline's operations leaving the staff in lurch.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Amidst poll din, Himachal Secretariat goes deserted
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) As polling for the four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh is almost a month away, the Ellerslie building -- housing the state secretariat -- wears a deserted look these days with none of the Ministers in the Jai Ram Thakur-led cabinet turning up.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
IS module case: Raids in Hyderabad, Maharashtra
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday carried out raids in Telangana's Hyderabad and Maharashtra's Wardha in connection with an Islamic State module case, officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
IPL confidence will help in WC preparation: Saini
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Navdeep Saini, who is one of the stand-bys for India's World Cup campaign, said the confidence he is getting from playing in the Indian Premier League will help him a great deal if he makes it to the squad eventually.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Moeen Ali took the game away from KKR: Karthik
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) After conceding a 10-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik admitted it was Moeen Ali who took the game away from the hosts at the Eden Gardens.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Facebook still hosting NZ shooting footage: Report
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Despite Facebook's claim that the livestreaming video of the March 15 Christchurch shooting that killed 50 people was removed from its platforms, sections of the raw footage are still available for users to watch, the media reported.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US warns 'India-based call centre scam industry'
New York, April 20 (IANS) The US government is taking aim at the "India-based call centre scam industry", Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski has warned while announcing the extradition of an Indian citizen from Singapore allegedly involved in a multi-million dollar racket.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
286% surge in Russian Twitter bots on Mueller report
Washington, April 20 (IANS) There was a massive surge in Russian-linked Twitter bots and trolls on the micro-blogging platform after the release of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Told AB I will hug him if we win: Kohli
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) AB de Villiers was disappointed not to make it to Friday's game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) which the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won by 10 runs at the Eden Gardens in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), said skipper Virat Kohli on Friday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
3 injured after train derails near Kanpur
Kanpur, April 20 (IANS) At least three people were injured on Saturday after 12 coaches of the Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur, railway officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I am disappointed, should have batted higher: Russell
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Terming the 10-run defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore "sweet and sour", a disappointed Andre Russell did not mince words to say he should bat higher up the order in situations like these for Kolkata Knight Riders.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Joint team to probe initial 737 Max certification
Washington, April 20 (IANS) A joint team comprising government officials from nine countries, as well as members of the three US federal agencies, will investigate how the Boeing 737 Max aircraft was initially certified, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) It was a cool but sunny Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded two notches below the season's average at 19.8 degrees Celsius, the Met office said.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Prosecutors want accused Russian spy to serve 18 months
Washington, April 20 (IANS) American prosecutors want Russian citizen Maria Butina, who pleaded has guilty to an espionage charge, to serve 18 months in prison, while accusing her of seeking to hurt the US in her work as a foreign agent.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
2 US soldiers questioned by Mexican troops at border
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Two US soldiers were questioned by Mexican troops earlier this month while conducting a surveillance operation on the American side of the border, defence officials told CNN.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
US couple sentenced to 25 years for torturing children
Washington, April 20 (IANS) An American couple have each been been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after they pleaded guilty to holding captive and torturing their children for years in their California home.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
US heiress pleads guilty to sex trafficking, racketeering
New York, April 20 (IANS) An American liquor heiress, who was a member of a cult-like organisation and also part of an alleged pyramid scheme that involved sex trafficking and racketeering, has pleaded guilty to related charges in a New York federal court.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
US Senator calls for impeachment trial against Trump
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has urged the House of Representatives to initiate an impeachment process against President Donald Trump for the "severity" of the revelations included in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pope leads Way of the Cross procession in Rome
Rome, April 20 (IANS) Pope Francis presided over a Way of the Cross procession here in honour of migrants and the victims of human trafficking and lamented that they often find closed doors at the countries they are trying to reach.
2019-04-20
Category: International, Italy,Religion
Three injured after train derails near Kanpur
Kanpur, April 20 (IANS) At least three people were injured on Saturday after 12 coaches of the Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur, railway officials said.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump speaks to Libya insurgent General Haftar
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The White House said US President Donald Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US to continue negotiation with N.Korea: Pompeo
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US will continue to work to negotiate with North Korea to achieve the Korean Peninsula denuclearization.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
IPL: Seven spectators nabbed from Eden for betting
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Seven spectators have been arrested in connection with cricket betting from the Eden Gardens here during the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), police said on Saturday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,IPL 2019,Cricket
Ex-US marine arrested for 'N.Korea embassy raid'
Washington, April 20 (IANS) American authorities have arrested a former US Marine who is allegedly part of a group that raided North Korea's embassy in Madrid, reports say.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
He was not depressed: Missing poll officer's wife
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The wife of the nodal election officer, who went missing at Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district, has completely negated the 'depression' theory that has been doing rounds, according to her social media post.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Urban Bangalore gives cold response to LS polls
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Almost half of Bangalore's urban voters didn't vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, as voter turnout in India's tech hub continued to remain stagnant and the lowest in Karnataka.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'Presumption of innocence': Sadhvi still an accused
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case which killed six people and injured over 100, has entered the electoral fray on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Bhopal in perhaps first such case in which a national party has fielded an accused facing terror charges.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Urban Bangalore gives cold shoulder to LS polls
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Almost half of Bangalore's urban voters didn't vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, as voter turnout in India's tech hub continued to remain stagnant and the lowest in Karnataka.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
US dollar falls amid rising British pound
New York, April 20 (IANS) The US dollar decreased in late trading on Friday, amid a stronger British pound, which was lifted by upbeat British retail sales data in the first quarter, signalling robust economic growth for the country.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
BJP will get more seats than in 2014: Modi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the BJP will win the Lok Sabha elections with full majority, and with more votes and seats than in 2014.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
26/11 response would have averted Pulwama: Modi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Pulwama terror attack would not have happened if a strong reply was given after the terror attack in Mumbai in November 2008.
2019-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kohli ton helps RCB beat KKR despite Rana-Russell show
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virat Kohli struck a masterly hundred to put Nitish Rana and Andre Russell's magnificent fightback in a shade as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2019-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Reese Witherspoon prefers her 40s
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon does not mind ageing as she prefers her 40s over her 20s.
2019-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bengal situation akin to what Pandits faced in Kashmir: Modi
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, saying the state is witnessing violence as was seen in Kashmir in the eighties against Kashmiri Pandits and that the situation has to be taken seriously.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal CID grill cop-turned-BJP candidate Bharati Ghose
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) West Bengal CID on Friday interrogated former IPS officer and BJP Lok Sabha poll candidate Bharati Ghosh in an extortion case in West Midnapore district's Daspur, an officer said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Modi to address rally in Bengal's Buniyadpur on Saturday
Buniaydpur (West Bengal), April 19 (IANS) Continuing his campaign blitz in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in this town of northern West Bengal's South Dinajpur district on Saturday, in a bid to give a further fillip to the BJP's Lok Sabha polls prospects in the state.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Priyanka slams Modi government over OROP (3rd Lead)
Kanpur, April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of politicising the Armed Forces by calling the one rank one pension (OROP) a favour to them.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Sadhvi Pragya makes controversial Karkare remark, apologises after outrage (3rd Lead)
Bhopal/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Two days after joining the BJP and being fielded for Lok Sabha polls, Malegaon bomb blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday said then Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had died during the 26/11 terror attack because of her "curse", triggering a major outcry following which she apologized.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Fielding Pragya a reply to those who called Hindu civilisation terrorirst: PM
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that fielding of Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, as BJP candidate from Bhopal was a symbolic answer to all those who labeled the rich Hindu civilization as "terrorist" and asserted that "this symbol will prove costly for the Congress".
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Presumption of innocence': Sadhvi remains an accused
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case which killed six people and injured over 100, has entered the electoral fray on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from Bhopal in perhaps first such case in which a national party has fielded an accused facing terror charges.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No unanimity yet in Congress on AAP tie-up
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said it is yet to decide unanimously on a poll alliance with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Leaders quitting as Congress is sinking ship: Shahnawaz
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) BJP's national spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain on Friday mocked the Congress by calling it a 'sinking ship' after one of its spokespersons, Priyanka Chaturvedi, quit the grand old party and joined the Shiv Sena.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Hardik slapped at rally, slugfest between BJP, Congress (2nd Lead)
Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) Firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel was on Friday slapped at a public meeting in Gujarat's Surendranagar district by a man who alleged Patel was playing politics with the sentiments of the community.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Militant killed in gunfight in J&K's Baramulla
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) A militant was killed in a brief gunfight with security forces on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Urban Bangalore gives cold shoulder to LS polls
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Almost half of Bangalore's urban voters didn't vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, as voter turnout in India's tech hub continued to remain stagnant and the lowest in Karnataka.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Ton-up Kohli powers RCB to 213/4 against KKR
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Virat Kohli notched up his fifth century in the Indian Premier League while Moeen Ali too struck a belligerent fifty to help Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) post a mammoth 213/4 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Climate Change can affect food, water security: Expert
Mandi, April 19 (IANS) Climate change can affect the food, water and energy security of a region, Ministry of Earth Sciences Secretary M. Rajeevan said here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sadhvi Pragya makes controversial Karkare remark, apologises after outcry (2nd Lead)
Bhopal/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Two days after joining the BJP and being fielded for Lok Sabha polls, 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday said then Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had died during the 26/11 terror attack because of her "curse", triggering a major outcry following which she apologized.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Two elephants run over by train
Dehradun, April 19 (IANS) Two elephants were killed after they were hit by a train in Jwalapur area of Haridwar district early on Friday, a forest department official said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EC revises poll timings for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday revised the poll timings for Anantnag parliamentary constituency which is going to the polls in three phases from April 23.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kushwaha to remain RLSP chief till polls are over: EC
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha will continue to be the President of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and the symbol of "ceiling fan" will be reserved for the party till the conclusion of the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission (EC) ruled on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sadhvi Pragya apologises for Karkare curse remark after row
Bhopal/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, who sparked a controversy on Friday by saying that Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had died during the 26/11 terror attack due to "her curse", apologised for her remark and termed him a "martyr".
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
PM blames Congress for traders' negative image
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Congress had created a negative perception about traders by blaming them for the price rise.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rohit Tiwari murder: Police say probing property angle
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Three days after Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's mysterious death in his south Delhi residence, the autopsy report has suggested that he died an "unnatural death, indicating that he was killed", a police officer said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics
BJP will draw a blank in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Taking a jibe at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his comments that the Northeast, Bengal and Odisha would be the surprises in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in for a "surprise" as it will secure a "rosogolla" (zero) from her state.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Over 81% voting in 2nd phase in West Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) West Bengal's Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Raiganj parliamentary constituencies recorded 81.68 per cent voting in the second phase on Thursday, an official said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pragya aplologises for her remarks against Karkare
Bhopal, April 19 (IANS) BJPs Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday apologised for her remarks that Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had died because of her "curse" and described him a martyr.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Central forces to man 90% booths in Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) A total of 324 companies of central forces are being deployed to man 90 per cent of the polling stations in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal scheduled to be held on April 23, a top official said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sonakshi happy with fantastic response to 'Kalank'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha says essaying the role of Satya in "Kalank" has been a very fulfilling experience.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Paddlers Manush, Raegan combine to bag bronze
Brussels, April 19 (IANS) India's young paddlers Manush Shah and Raegan Albuquerque clinched the bronze at the Belgium Junior and Cadet Open, a part of the ITTF Junior Circuit Premium, here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Other Sports
INLD announces three more candidates in Haryana
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Friday named candidates for three more Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. The party had on Wednesday announced candidates for six seats.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Indian boxers dominate Asian Championship
Bangkok, April 19 (IANS) World Championships' silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) entered the Asian Boxing Championships quarter-finals asserting her dominance with a 5-0 win over Vietnam's Do Nha Uyan, while four other Indian boxers made a winning start on the opening day of the event here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Thailand,Sports
Manipur CM did not jump queue to vote: CM's office
Imphal, April 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh did not jump the queue to vote on Thursday during the polling for the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat, his office said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress seeks security for Hardik after attack
Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday urged the Election Commission to immediately provide security to Patidar leader Hardik Patel, hours after he was slapped by a man who alleged Patel was playing politics with the sentiments of the community.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Three held for cheating insurance companies
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of Haryana Police has busted a gang which fraudulently claimed insurance money in the name of deceased cancer patients by showing their deaths in road accidents.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala BJP candidates use party organ to list cases they face
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The BJP's Kerala Lok Sabha candidates are using the party's organ in the state to comply with the Supreme Court judgment that all those in the fray publicise criminal cases registered against them in a newspaper with wide circulation for three days.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Churches decorated as Bengal observes Good Friday
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Churches in West Bengal witnessed a flood of the devout on the occasion of Good Friday spreading a message of peace, tolerance and forgiveness.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Ears to the ground: UP bypolls a warning to BJP
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Kairana and Noorpur continue to haunt the Bhartiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh even as the party leadership insists that it is returning to power with a bigger majority.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
Two-day campaigning ban on Himachal BJP chief Satti
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Friday barred BJP's Himachal Pradesh chief Satpal Singh Satti from campaigning for two days starting Saturday over his "indecent and derogatory" comment against Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
UK warns its citizens against travel to Pakistan
London, April 19 (IANS) The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised its citizens against travel to Pakistan due to a "high threat of terrorism, kidnap and sectarian violence" throughout the country and said foreigners may be "directly targeted".
2019-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
After years, Sena gets a face to woo urban class
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) After nearly three decades, ex-Congresswoman Priyanka V. Chaturvedi's grand entry to the Shiv Sena will bring a much-needed 'glamour quotient' to the Mumbai headquartered party.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019
IndiGo to gain most from Jet Airways collapse
The country's largest carrier IndiGo is set to consolidate its position and rule the skies following the collapse of its rival Jet Airways.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Sushma urges Indians in Tripoli to leave immediately
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called upon relatives of Indians residing in Tripoli to ask them to leave the Libyan capital immediately, saying the situation there is fast deteriorating.
2019-04-19
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Amarinder blasts Sadhvi Pragya over Karkare comment
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday lashed out at BJPs Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Sadhvi Pragya for insulting a decorated dead police officer and accused the hardline leader of dragging the current nationalism discourse to a new low.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics,Religion
Visa denial irks US scientist
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) A world-renowned US geophysicist is highly disappointed that India denied him a visa to attend a three-day international conference at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, that began on Thursday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Science/Tech
Ex-bureaucrats to fight it out in Odisha in phase 3
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) The third phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 23 will witness a battle between several political heavyweights as well as former bureaucrats in Odisha.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tej Pratap Yadav challenges RJD again
Patna, April 19 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on Friday again challenged the RJD by refusing to accept its candidate Syed Faisal Ali in the Sheohar Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
KKR win toss, ask RCB to bat first
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and asked Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to bat first in their crucial Indian Premier League game at Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
AMMK to be registered as party with EC, Dhinakaran elevated
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) The Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) party on Friday elevated its founder T.T.V. Dhinakaran as its General Secretary and said steps will be taken to register it as a political party with the Election Commission.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SpiceJet hires 500, most from grounded Jet
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has hired as many as 500 pilots, cabin crew, technical and other ground staff in recent weeks with most of them coming from now-grounded Jet Airways.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Poll memes, dubsmashes take social media by storm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With am aim to strike a chord with young voters, political parties, candidates and the public relations firms have gone into a frenzy, sharing memes and dubsmashes, including in regional languages, across social media platforms.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Five workers die while digging well in TN
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) In a tragic accident, five workers engaged in digging a new well in Tamil Nadu's Tiruvannamalai district were killed on Friday when a rope they had tied to their bodies for safety snapped, police said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scrapped 1,500 laws in 5 years: Modi to traders
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) In the middle of the ongoing general election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the NDA government scrapped over 1,500 laws in the last five years to ease business operations in the country.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Banks Board Bureau lists 75 bankers for PSB leadership roles
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has identified 75 senior officials of state-run banks for leadership roles across public sector banks (PSB).
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Swedish activist leads climate change strike in Rome
Rome, April 19 (IANS) Thousands of young Italians spent Friday with Sweden's teen climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, who warned them that her generation's struggle for a sustainable future will go on for years.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Italy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Egyptians abroad begin voting in charter referendum
Cairo, April 19 (IANS) Egyptians living abroad on Friday began casting their ballot in a referendum on constitutional reforms that could allow current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to rule until 2030.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Congress opened doors to infiltrators: Ram Madhav
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress alleging that it was the Congress government at the Centre in 1967 that opened the country's doors to infiltrators.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
35 trucks return after ban on cross-LoC trade
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) Authorities on Friday disallowed 35 trucks carrying goods to cross over to Pakistan-administered part of Jammu and Kashmir following India's decision to suspend the cross-LoC trade trade.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ratan Tata pays courtesy visit to RSS chief
Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) For the second time in over two years, renowned industrialist Ratan N. Tata called on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat at the RSS headquarters, sources said here.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Priyanka on Kanpur road show after Amethi meetings (2nd Lead)
Kanpur, April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday drew huge numbers of Congress supporters out on the streets as she kicked off her road show in this Uttar Pradesh industrial city on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
400 kg polythene bags seized in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 19 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Friday raided the Khandsa wholesale market in the city and seized 400 kilogram of polythene bags from various traders.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
227 candidates in fray for 20 LS seats in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) A record 227 candidates will fight it out for the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, which go to the polls in the third phase of polling on April 23.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Bonding session post first loss behind MI's resurgence
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Having lost their opening game of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League at home against Delhi Capitals, the Mumbai Indians players were dejected. But known to always look after the players like her own family, Nita Ambani invited the boys home for a bonding session at Antilia.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,IPL 2019
SpiceJet hires 500, mostly from now-grounded Jet
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has hired as many as 500 pilots, cabin crew, technical and other ground staff in recent weeks, most of them coming from the now grounded Jet Airways.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa by-elections may decide fate of coalition government
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Along with elections to Goa's two Lok Sabha seats on April 23, the state is also going to witness by-elections to three Assembly seats, the results of which may well decide the fate of the incumbent BJP-led coalition government.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Ricky Kej's project nominated for SDG Action Awards
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning Indian musician and environmentalist Ricky Kej's "My Earth Songs" has been nominated for The UN SDG Action Awards.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz
Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy denies exit
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy has denied reports that he is going to quit the e-commerce company and a formal announcement on a new CEO is likely in June during the Walmart shareholders' meeting.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Adhesive patch to reduce heart attack damage
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new adhesive patch that could reduce the stretching of cardiac muscle following a heart attack.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Putin, Kim to discuss ties, denuclearization: Kremlin
Moscow, April 19 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will discuss bilateral relations, denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and regional cooperation in their first meeting later this month, the Kremlin said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Aishwarya, Abhishek give vacay goals with Maldives trip
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Bollywood couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are setting vacation goals by sharing moments of their holiday in the Maldives with their daughter Aaradhya.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Nilekani-backed RailYatri booking app unlicensed: HC
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has ruled the operations of RailYatri, a mobile application for train-travel bookings, is unauthorized. The application is backed by Nandan Nelikani, Omidyar Network, Helion Ventures, and other well-known angel investors, and it uses deep-analytics technology to make prediction regarding train bookings.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Trump gets called out for GoT-inspired tweet
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) While the "Game of Thrones" frenzy continues to be a message-driving vehicle in the ongoing election season in India, television network HBO urged US President Donald Trump to stay away from using memes inspired by the hit fantasy series for political purposes.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
213 died in Libya clashes, says WHO
Tripoli, April 19 (IANS) A total of 213 people have been killed and 1,009 others injured in the fighting between the UN-backed Libyan government and the east-based Army in and around the capital Tripoli so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Politics
Saudi government raises India's Haj quota to 2 lakh: Sources
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian government has issued a formal order, notifying increase in Indias Haj quota to 2 lakh from 1.75 lakh, about two months after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the assurance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, official sources said here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Religion
BJP mocks Congress' poll slogan on Sadhvi Pragya posters
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Several posters of BJP's Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur captioned with the Congress' poll slogan of "Ab hoga NYAY" came up here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Outgoing French envoy: Trump 'whimsical, uninformed'
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Outgoing French Ambassador to the US Gerard Araud has compared the Donald Trump administration to the court of King Louis XIV, filled with courtiers trying to interpret the caprices of a "whimsical, unpredictable, uninformed" leader.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Priyanka meets party, BSP and JAP leaders in Amethi
Amethi, April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday held marathon meeting with party workers and the senior leaders of the BSP and the JAP in Gauriganj, the district headquarters of Amethi, on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
No action sought on scribes opposing Citizenship Bill: Centre
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Friday said that it had not asked the Assam government to take any action against editors and journalists who have expressed their opposition to the controversial Citizenship Bill.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Defence/Security
Apple expects cooperation with China on clean energy
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Apple is expecting more cooperation with China on clean energy as it released its 2019 Environment Report that outlines its climate change solutions ahead of Earth Day, which falls on April 22.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Modi suffering from personality disorder: Congress leader
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) A senior Congress leader in Telangana on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narender Modi is suffering from paranoid personality disorder.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Uber's self-driving unit gets $1 bn investment
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) The self driving unit of global ride-sharing major Uber has announced a $1 billion investment from Japanese conglomerate SoftBanks Vision Fund, car manufacturer Toyota and automotive component supplier Denso.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
JMM MLA warned after he backs NDA
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLA Jaiprakash Patel on Friday stunned his party by announcing his support to the BJP-led NDA on all 14 Lok Sabha seats of Jharkahnd.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Odisha records 72% polling in second phase
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) The just concluded second phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Odisha recorded a 72 per cent voter turnout, an official said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Airtel Payments, Bharti Axa tie up for 2-wheeler insurance
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Airtel Payments Bank on Friday announced a two-wheeler insurance policy in partnership with Bharti Axa General Insurance.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
AAP gives 'another chance' to Congress in Delhi
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Giving another chance to the Congress to forge an alliance in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday postponed till next week the filing of nomination of three of its Lok Sabha candidates.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal Congress rebel Janartha rejoins party
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Congress rebel Harish Janartha, who unsuccessfully contested the 2017 Assembly elections from Shimla as an Independent candidate, rejoined the party on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Shivraj asked for votes in name of Army: Congress
Bhopal, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) alleging that former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked for votes in the name of the Army during election campaign.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Runaway Saudi sisters 'treated like slaves', seek help
Tbilisi, April 19 (IANS) In the latest case of Saudi women fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom, two sisters are seeking international help and have urged the UN to help them get to a "safe" country.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Georgia,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish
Canberra, April 19 (IANS) Reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on them get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past, a new study suggests.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Kotla has been slow, will prepare accordingly: Hesson
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With Delhi Capitals making a mess of their chase against Mumbai Indians on their home ground, Kings XI Punjab walk into the game on Saturday with renewed confidence and coach Mike Hesson feels that the team has studied the wicket at the Kotla and will plan accordingly.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Rohit Shekhar Tiwari died unnatural death: Report
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Three days after Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's mysterious death in his south Delhi residence, the autopsy report has suggested that he died an "unnatural death", a police officer said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suspect held for rape of Karnataka girl who killed herself
Raichur (Karnataka), April 19 (IANS) A suspect was arrested in Karnataka's Raichur town for his alleged involvement in the rape of a girl and abetment of her suicide, police said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MP buys 15 lakh tonnes of wheat from 2 lakh farmers
Bhopal, April 19 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has procured 15 lakh metric tonnes of wheat from 2 lakh farmers in the state on a minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1,840 per quintal since March 25. This is 1.60 lakh metric tonnes more than the purchase made over the same period last year. At least 71 per cent of the purchased wheat has also been carefully stored.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Minor injured in post-poll violence in Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) A Class 7 student sustained a bullet injury during clashes between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress supporters and BJP activists at Chopra in North Dinajpur district on Friday, a day after Lok Sabha polls were held there, police said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics,Defence/Security
JD-U urges CEC to cancel RJD candidates' nominations
Patna, April 19 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United on Friday demanded that the Chief Election Commissioner cancel the nomination papers filed by the RJD candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, asking how jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad had distributed the party symbol with his signature, in apparent violation of the jail manual.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP insulting martyrs like Karkare, says Owaisi
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday alleged that the BJP is insulting martyrs like police officer Hemant Karkare who died fighting terrorists during the Mumbai 26/11 attack.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism
13 killed in South Africa church collapse
Johannesburg, April 19 (IANS) At least 13 people have died and many injured in South Africa after a wall collapsed at a Pentecostal church at the start of an Easter service, authorities said.
2019-04-19
Category: International, South Africa,Environment/Wildlife,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pragya's remarks on Karkare insulting: IPS Association
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Calling it an insult, the Indian Police Service (IPS) Association on Friday condemned BJP's Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's remarks on former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad Chief Hemant Karkare.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Karkare died because of my curse, says Sadhvi Pragya
Bhopal/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday sparked off a controversy by saying that Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare, who lost his life in the 26/11 attack, had died to "her curse".
2019-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Jet staff forced to sell sports bike, take train
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Grounded Jet Airways employees' hardships and financial woes are growing by the day. If it is any measure of worsening finances of the staffers, a highly paid pilot is ready to sell off his expensive racing bike to meet the obligations.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam, calls him genuine OBC leader (Third Lead)
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 19 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati on Friday erased 24 years of bitter hostilities and shared the same platform in Mainpuri where the BSP President took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while the Samajwdi Party patriarch declared that this will be his last election.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ranveer trolls himself with toilet cleaner meme
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Ranveer Singh knows how to laugh at himself. The actor, who is popular for his wacky fashion choices, played along with social media trollers and shared a meme comparing his clothing to a toilet cleaner.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Russia dismisses US special counsel's report
Moscow, April 19 (IANS) Russia on Friday dismissed US special counsel Robert Mueller's report, saying it contains "no proven evidence" that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Dhawan and Pandya's bromance on display at Kotla
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) They might have lost the game to Mumbai Indians by 40 runs, but Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan had a fun time when MI all-rounder Hardik Pandya met him before the game at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Thursday night. The two were seen sharing a hug as the bromance was clearly on display.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Characters from Mahabharat abound UP voter list
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) The ongoing Lok Sabha elections may not be a Mahabharat in the true sense of the term, but characters from the epic abound the voter list in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Mental Hai Kya?' draws psychiatrists' ire
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The film industry must exercise caution and be more sensitive in its messaging, irate psychiatrists have said in reference to the title and posters of the upcoming Hindi film "Mental Hai Kya?", featuring popular actors Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Hardik Patel slapped by BJP worker at poll rally
Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) Firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel was on Friday slapped at a public meeting in Surendranagar district in Gujarat by a man who alleged Patel was playing politics with the sentiments of the community.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
'Air India takeover of Jet will ensure lucrative routes'
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Government-owned Air India can take over Jet Airways and get back the lucrative international/domestic routes if there are no white knight for the private airline, said a top All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) leader.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Moderate 62,91% voting in Maharashtra in phase 2
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) A moderate 62.91 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of elections for 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra on Thursday, officials said here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Will protect Sabarimala traditions: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Friday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's concern for the Sabarimala tradition "a bluff", and promised to bring in laws to protect the sanctity of the Lord Ayyappa shrine if voted to power.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Junior girls' national football starts Saturday
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) A month on from the announcement of India hosting the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020, the junior girls' National Football Championship is all set to kick-off here on Saturday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Dalit man chops off finger after accidently voting for BJP
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) A Dalit man, who accidentally cast his vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, has chopped off his index finger for the "mistake".
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Central Forces for over 90 per cent booths in Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) More than 90 per cent polling stations will be covered by the Central Forces in the third phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, said Ajay V. Nayak, Special Observer appointed by the Election Commission, here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Ponting, Ganguly working overtime to break Kotla code'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A loss against Mumbai Indians at the Feroze Shah Kotla has once again put the spotlight on Delhi Capitals' inability to adapt to conditions at home and the team management is aware of the same and looking to work on it before their game against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday. For now, Delhi's record stands at a dismal one win after four home games in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Mayawati and Mulayam come together, attack Modi
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 19 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday shared a stage for the first time in 25 years where they blasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Samajwadi Party founder declared that this will be his last electoral battle.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Biker dies as wire pierces chest at Delhi bridge
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A 25-year-old biker died Thursday midnight after a metal wire broke off from the Signature Bridge and pierced through his chest in north Delhi, police said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka polls: Both BJP, Cong-JD(S) say high voter turnout favours them (News Analysis)
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) The record voter turnout of 69 per cent in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of Karnataka on Thursday is being interpreted by both the BJP and Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) combine as being favourable to them respectively but the jury is still out.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tamil Nadu logs nearly 72% polling in LS polls
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) A total of 71.87 per cent of Tamil Nadu's 5.8 crore voters in 38 Lok Sabha constituencies voted in the general elections held on Thursday, a senior Election Commission (EC) official said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
570 candidates with criminal cases in 3rd phase polls
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A whopping 570 candidates out of a total 1,612, who are contesting in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, have declared criminal cases against them, according to Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) data published on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
As poll scene hots up, Amarinder cool about 'Mission-13'
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) At a time when the poll scene is hotting up for the May 19 Lok Sabha polls in Punjab and leaders of all parties have jumped head-long into campaigning, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is playing it cool regarding his 'Mission 13' campaign.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jharkhand Congressman wants to fight as Independent
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former MP Furkan Ansari has sought permission from the party to contest the Godda Lok sabha seat as an Independent candidate.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Moral decisions linked to brain activity: Study
Washington, April 19 (IANS) What makes our decisions morally just or objectionable? It is the brain activity that is responsible for the differences in our moral behaviour, reveals a new study.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Former Proteas star AB de Villiers eyes BBL stint
Melbourne, April 19 (IANS) Former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has shown his interest to play in the upcoming season of the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tripura State Rifles' deployment in Bengal postponed
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) After polls to the Tripura East Lok Sabha constituency were rescheduled, the deployment of 12 companies of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) in West Bengal has been postponed, officials said here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security
Christians in Kerala observe Good Friday
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) Christians in Kerala on Friday were out in large numbers and local hurches were overflowing as they participated in the Good Friday mass.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Sonakshi Sinha should stop singing: Jassi Gill
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Jassi Gill says his "Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi" co-star Sonakshi Sinha should stop singing.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Meghan Markle's sari-clad image goes viral
London, April 19 (IANS) Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle sported a sari and embraced traditional Indian culture, it has emerged in a never-before-seen footage of a trip she made back in January 2017.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange dies at 38
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange passed away on Friday morning after a lengthy battle with brain tumour. He was 38.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lankan police seize heroin worth $195k
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) The Sri Lankan police on Friday seized heroin worth over $195,000 hidden in an abandoned garage in the country's Kurundugahahetekma area, in close proximity to the southern highway.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jammu-Srinagar highway opens for stranded vehicles
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar highway was on Friday opened to clear stranded vehicles after remaining closed for a day due to landslides, officials said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Policeman injured in grenade attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) A policeman was injured on Friday in a grenade attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Rahane seeks BCCI permission to play for Hampshire
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India's Test deputy Ajinkya Rahane has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to grant him permission to play county cricket for Hampshire in the months of May, June and mid-July. An application seeking permission has been sent by the batsman to the board and the same has been forwarded to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administration (CoA).
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Will contest next Assembly elections: Rajinikanth
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Actor-politician Rajinikanth on Friday said his party will surely contest the next Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Foreign cigarettes worth Rs 2 cr seized in Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) At least 20 lakh cigarettes of foreign origin, valued at approximately Rs 2 crore, were seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and two persons were arrested, an official said here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A birds eye view of India's WC team (Column: Close-in)
The BCCI's announcement of the 15-member India team for the forthcoming cricket World Cup in England and Wales has received a mixed reaction. The ones who gave it a thumbs-up were people who had already formed their opinion even before the selection. The common thread amongst them was that 90 per cent of the team had already established themselves and the question was to fill two insignificant spots, that too, if the need arose.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Rome's 'Holy Stairs' on display after 300 years
Rome, April 19 (IANS) For the first time in 300 years, the "Holy Stairs", which are believed to be the original stairs that Jesus Christ is said to have walked on while on his way up to be judged by Pontius Pilate before his crucifixion, will be on public display.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Italy,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Shiv Sena, slams Congress
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) In an election season jolt to the Congress, its spokesperson Priyanka V. Chaturvedi formally joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray here on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Party-hopper Jagmeet Brar joins SAD; Amarinder mocks him
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Having remained with the Congress and the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) earlier, former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar on Friday joined the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Election officer missing in Bengal's Nadia district
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) A nodal election officer in-charge of electronic voting machines (EVMs) at Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district has gone missing, police said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019
BJP MLA Ashok Chandel gets life imprisonment
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Ashok Chandel, the BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur district, was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty in a 22-year-old murder case.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mayawati shares stage with Mulayam, berates Modi
Mainpuri, April 19 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday shared a stage for the first time in 25 years where the BSP chief praised the Samajwadi Party founder and dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "a fake backward".
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
1st meeting between Afghan leaders, Taliban cancelled
Kabul, April 19 (IANS) The first meeting between the Taliban and Afghan government representatives on ending the 18-year-old war in the war-torn country has been cancelled over a delegation dispute, officials said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Asian nations sitting on early tobacco epidemic
New York, April 19 (IANS) Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the US from past decades -- setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases, warn researchers.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Adding human avatar to chatbots not enough: Study
New York, April 19 (IANS) Giving chatbots a human name or adding human like features to it might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails to maintain a conversational back-and-forth with the person, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
8 killed as passenger bus overturns in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 44 others injured when a passenger bus overturned in Pakistan's Sindh province on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka, Smriti in Wayanad on Saturday (Lead, Correcting headline)
Wayanad (Kerala), April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani will on Saturday visit Wayanad in Kerala from where Congress President Rahul Gandhi is contesting the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
BJP demands repoll in 40 booths in Darjeeling
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Alleging that voters were not allowed to exercise their franchise freely and fairly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a repoll in 40 polling booths in the Darjeeling parliamentary constituency of West Bengal that went to the hustings on Thursday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rajesh Tailang's car stolen in Delhi
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) "Delhi Crime" actor Rajesh Tailang on Friday called the police after his five-month-old car that was parked near his house here got stolen.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Shiv Sena
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Former Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Priyanka Chaturvedi, Smriti in Wayanad on Saturday
Wayanad (Kerala), April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani will on Saturday visit Wayanad in Kerala from where Congress President Rahul Gandhi is contesting the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Do-or-die encounter for Royals against Mumbai (Preview)
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals will know anything short of a victory will virtually end their chances of making the play-offs, when they take on high-flying Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Saturday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress, to join Shiv Sena
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has quit the party in protest against the misbehaviour by some colleagues in Mathura and is set to join the Shiv Sena on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women cricketers Hayley Jensen, Nicola Hancock wed
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) New Zealand women cricketer Hayley Jensen has married her former Melbourne Stars teammate Nicola Hancock. The wedding ceremony took place last weekend.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BJP MLA Ashok Chandel gets life imprisonment
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Ashok Chandel, the BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur district, was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty in a 22-year-old murder case.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
HBO fires back at Trump for GoT inspired tweet
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Television network HBO has fired back at US President Donald Trump after he sent another "Game of Thrones" inspired tweet in response to the release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Muellers report on the Russia investigation.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Anne Hathaway reflects upon her no-alcohol rule
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway says she quit drinking because it was making her "unavailable" for her son.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Instagram testing co-watching feature on app
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is testing a new feature that would let users co-watch on-platform video content with friends, while being able to see their reactions on the video via the phone cameras.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
I like south Indian films: Diljit Dosanjh
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Diljit Dosanjh is proud of his roots in Punjab, but the singer-actor is ready to explore the south Indian film industry as well.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China: India's absence at BRI won't affect ties
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China on Friday said that India's absence at the second Belt and Road forum next week will not affect their engagement and both the countries are preparing for a Wuhan-like summit between their leaders this year.
2019-04-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pixel 3 user asks for refund, gets 10 phones instead
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Google sent a customer 10 Pixel handsets worth over $9,000 after he requested a refund for a defective Pixel 3 smartphone.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Taimur just a child, don't stalk him: Saif
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Protective father Saif Ali Khan, discernibly disturbed by the constant attention given to his 2-year-old son Taimur, says the child needs to left alone by the paparazzi.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Elton John biopic to release in India on May 31
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) "Rocketman", a biopic on the legendary singer Elton John, will release in India on May 31.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Priyanka Chaturvedi may join Shiv Sena
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, who has quit the party, may join the Shiv Sena.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress spokesperson Priyanka quits party
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has quit the party, slamming it for ignoring the conduct of party colleagues who misbehaved with her in Mathura.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bieber, Grande, Miley join hands for music video
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Rapper Lil Dicky has unveiled a star-studded music video featuring singers Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
YouTube Music now streaming free on smart speakers
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube is now offering its music streaming service for free on Google Home as well as other Assistant-powered smart speakers.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Nicki Minaj parts ways with long-time managers
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has parted ways with Gee Roberson and Cortez Bryant and Blueprint/Maverick Management. She had worked with the pair for the majority of her career.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dhoni liked my version of helicopter shot: Pandya
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been in great touch in the ongoing edition of the IPL. In the nine matches, he has scored 218 runs at 194.64 strike rate and has picked up eight wickets for the Mumbai Indians (MI).
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Was painting when I wasn't visible: Karan Singh Grover
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Actor Karan Singh Grover, who has been away from the silver screen since 2015, says painting kept him busy.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Challenging task to play in new category: Amit Panghal
Bangkok, April 19 (IANS) Asian Games gold-medallist Amit Panghal will make his competitive debut in the new weight class of 52 kg in the Asian Boxing Championship which begins here on Friday, and is eyeing the tournament as a platform to understand the strength and weaknesses of Asian boxers in the new category.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
Amazon launches ad-supported music streaming service
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Aiming to take on the likes of Spotify, Amazon has launched its new ad-supported music streaming service in the US which is available for use through the company's lineup of Echo speaker and other Alexa devices.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Documentary series on NXIVM sex cult in works
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Television network HBO is producing a documentary series on NXIVM, the purported self-help organisation that is facing charges of sex trafficking and racketeering.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Godzilla II...' gets India release date
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Following the global success of "Godzilla" and "Kong: Skull Island", the next chapter, "Godzilla II: King Of The Monsters", will release in India on May 31.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
We connected as people: Guru on teaming with Pitbull
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Indian singer Guru Randhawa, who has marked his maiden international collaboration with American rapper Pitbull with "Slowly slowly", says that eventually both the artistes felt connected at a human level.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung rapped for not passing GST benefits to consumers
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Directorate General of Anti-Profiteering (DGAP) has served a notice on technology major Samsung India for allegedly not passing on the benefits of GST reduction to its customers and in turn making undue profits, sources said.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Journalist killed in Northern Ireland in terror incident
Belfast, April 19 (IANS) A female journalist was shot dead in Northern Ireland, in what the police are treating as a "terrorist incident", the media reported on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Couple refuse newborn girl, DNA tests call their bluff
Dehradun, April 19 (IANS) More than a month after a couple in Uttarakhand refused to accept a newborn girl as their own, insisting that a boy was born to them, DNA tests ended the suspense proving beyond doubt that the baby belongs to them only.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bayern Munich sporting director Salihamidzic fined by DFB
Berlin, April 19 (IANS) Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has been fined 8,000 euros ($9,000) by the German Football Federation (DFB) for unsporting behaviour towards a referee.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Trump to visit Japan in May, will meet new Emperor
Washington/ Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit Japan from May 25 to 28, making them the first state guests to meet the Asian country's new Emperor, the two governments have confirmed.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Fake notes of Rs 2.5 lakh face value seized in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of face value Rs 2,50,000 were seized here in the West Bengal capital and one person was arrested, police said on Friday.
2019-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Terence Lewis to make feature debut with dance film
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Ace choreographer Terence Lewis will make his feature film debut with a dance movie.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National
Google employees worried of measles spread in HQ
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Executives at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters are discussing ways to protect themselves and their families from measles after one of them was found working at the office despite being infected by the highly contagious virus.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hardik's work ethics are second to none: Krunal
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya was out of the Indian cricket for almost six months, owing to a back injury and a suspension he got from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his comments on a chat show.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Youth arrested for asking Goa Minister about unemployment
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) A youth was arrested in North Goa's Valpoi constituency soon after he questioned Vishwajit Rane, an MLA and the coastal state's Health Minister, about unemployment.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nick Jonas wraps up 'Jumanji' sequel
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actor-singer Nick Jonas has wrapped up shooting for the "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" sequel.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big B, Aamir, Ranbir pay tribute to Pulwama victims
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Leading actors Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor have featured in a tribute song dedicated to the 40 slain CRPF troopers who died in a terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, in February.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Snow in Himachal dampens poll arrangements, but voters gung-ho
Manali, April 19 (IANS) Accumulation of snow and extreme cold climatic conditions in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh is affecting arrangements for the May 19 Lok Sabha poll. But the voters are gung-ho over the participation of the people in the electoral process.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Telangana media speculates KCR's role at Centre
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Confident of a clean sweep in Lok Sabha elections in Telangana, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) could be eyeing a key role in the post-poll scenario at the Centre.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Himachal voters rue poor amenities along China border
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) The simmering discontentment over the absence of basic amenities in the area along the China border is forcing 400-odd voters in Himachal Pradesh's remote Kunnu and Charang villages in Kinnaur district to boycott the parliamentary polls.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
'83' prep video shows cast having fun with cricket
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) From practicing how to spin balls to acing batting skills -- the cast of "'83" can be seen giving their best in the prep video of the upcoming Bollywood entertainer on India's historical 1983 Cricket World Cup win.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Love is tying shoelaces: Sonam, Anand show how
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor's businessman husband Anand S. Ahuja went down on one knee to tie his significant other's shoelaces at a store launch in the capital.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Jason Momoa bids goodbye to signature beard
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa has bid farewell to his signature beard after seven years of not shaving, and it's all for a good cause.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
'Aashiqui' album had all seasons of love: Mahesh Bhatt
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says the songs from his directorial "Aashiqui", which released in 1990, dealt with all the seasons of love.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Dabangg 3' a big responsibility: Arbaaz Khan
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Arbaaz Khan, who is busy producing "Dabangg 3", says his upcoming action-comedy drama film is a big responsibility for him as an actor and producer.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Major display-issues bugging Samsung 'Galaxy Fold'
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Ahead of its public release scheduled for April 26, US-based tech reviewers who were testing the $2,000 worth "Galaxy Fold" encountered and reported major display and screen-related issues within just two days of using the phone.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NASA airborne telescope spots universe's 1st molecule
Washington, April 19 (IANS) NASA's airborne observatory has detected the first type of molecule ever formed in the universe.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Lenders invoke IBC norms to keep stressed assets in NCLT
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Lenders will cite one day default clause under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to defend their action against erring promoters taken to insolvency under the now defunct February 12, 2018 circular of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
A weekend of unusual journeys (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) This weekend, journey into the innermost chambers of the diary and mind of renowned Indian poet-scholar A K Ramanujan; Hop onto a train - or eighty - that take you around the world; And finally, begin the 100-day sojourn to a healthier and well-exercised brain.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
India's absence at BRI should not hurt ties: Wang Yi
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China on Friday said India's likely absence at the second Belt and Road forum next week should not mar their ties and their differences should not turn into a dispute.
2019-04-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
KXIP start as favourites at Delhi's home (Preview)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The wicket at the Ferozeshah Kotla once again came back to haunt Delhi Capitals and stop their three-match winning momentum on Thursday. And Kings XI Punjab will look to feed off that very advantage when they come to the Kotla on Saturday with some quality spinners in a side led by none other than R. Ashwin.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
PM's approval slides but Rahul's not picking up: CVOTER-IANS Tracker
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The approval rating of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dropped around 17 points in over a month but there is still no good news for the Congress as satisfaction of voters with Rahul Gandhi has not shown any sign of improvements, according to the latest findings of CVOTER-IANS tracker.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian citizen sentenced in US for call centre-linked fraud
New York, April 19 (IANS) A federal judge in Florida has sentenced an Indian citizen to eight years and six months in prison for his involvement in an India-based call centre scam, according to the US Justice Department.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Priyanka Gandhi to hold party workers meeting in Amethi
Amethi, April 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a party workers meeting in Gauriganj, the district headquarters of Amethi, on Friday ahead of her roadshow in Kanpur later in the day.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Arch-rival Mulayam-Mayawati's joint rally in Mainpuri
Mainpuri, April 19 (IANS) Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will share a stage at a joint rally of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri on Friday, putting aside historical grievances of their shared past.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US regulators mull holding FB CEO accountable: Report
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Worried over the mishandling of users' personal data on Facebook, the US federal regulators are now considering the possibility of holding its CEO Mark Zuckerberg accountable.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Technology
Mumbai commuters to candidates: Catch me if you can!
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The biggest nightmare for candidates in the Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad Lok Sabha constituencies is how to "catch" the slippery commuters who are their main electoral bank.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
Apple paid $6bn to settle Qualcomm dispute: Report
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Apple may have paid chip-maker Qualcomm somewhere between $5 billion-$6 billion for an agreement to dismiss all ongoing litigations, including with Apple's contract manufacturers, between the two companies worldwide.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eastwood may direct 'The Ballad of Richard Jewell'
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Clint Eastwood might direct "The Ballad of Richard Jewell", a look at a security guard whose life gets turned upside down after media reports identified him as a possible suspect in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
High voter turnout in TN may throw up surprise
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Conflicting views are expressed by experts on the outcome of the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu given the final polling percentage of around 73 per cent.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Joel Edgerton joins Barry Jenkins' series
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actor Joel Edgerton has signed on for a role in the Barry Jenkins series "The Underground Railroad".
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 professional climbers presumed dead in Canada
Ottawa, April 19 (IANS) Three professional climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche hit the Canadian Rockies, authorities have said.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia probe gives Democrats ammunition for justice obstruction charge (News Analysis)
New York, April 19 (IANS) "This is the end of my Presidency," US President Donald Trump is reported to have exclaimed when he heard about setting up of the investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 elections, but when its report was released, he gleefully tweeted, "Game Over" for his opponents.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Marvel films might have superheroes in different sizes
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) Marvel Studios want their films to "reflect audiences all over the globe that are cheering" their work. Though they are going big on diversity, they are yet to have a plus-size superhero or someone who doesn't have an envious physique. But this might change "sooner than you think", says Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
2019-04-19
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Hollywood,National
Rohit Sharma 3rd Indian to score 8K T20 runs
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Explosive opener Rohit Sharma has become the third Indian batsman to score 8,000 runs in T20 cricket. He achieved the feat while playing for Mumbai Indians against Delhi Capitals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
MI outplayed us in all departments: Shreyas Iyer
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Shreyas Iyer conceded that his side was outplayed in all the three departments by the Mumbai Indians (MI) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Microsoft acquires Express Logic to push IoT dream
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Microsoft has acquired San Diego-based software company Express Logic, that makes software for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, to accelerate IoT development for billions of devices at scale.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Rohit all praise for Chahar post Delhi win
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma has heaped praises on Rahul Chahar for playing a crucial part in his team's thumping 40-run win over the Delhi Capitals in the ongoing IPL, saying the young spinner has a good attitude and is always clear about his plans and executes them well.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Jet issues gag order, fearing impact on stake sale
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The grounded Jet Airways has issued a gag order to its employees advising them to refrain from speaking with external stakeholders.
2019-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Media
Facebook exposed millions of Instagram passwords
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) A day after admitting it "unintentionally" uploaded emails of nearly 1.5 million of new users, Facebook has now revealed that millions of Instagram passwords were stored on its servers in a readable format.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
2020 Democratic candidates slam AG over Mueller report
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Democratic presidential candidates have slammed Attorney General William Barr for the way he handled the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, saying that his framing of the probe findings amounted to a partisan attempt to protect President Donald Trump.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Skeleton DNA reveals Crusader soldiers' backgrounds
London, April 19 (IANS) DNA from 13th century remains buried in a pit in Lebanon is shedding light on the lives of Crusader soldiers and how they mixed with the local population, a new study shows.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
N.Korea didn't test ballistic missile: US official
Washington, April 19 (IANS) US Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has confirmed that North Korea conducted a weapons test, but said that it was "not a ballistic missile".
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Thousands of Peruvians bid farewell to Alan Garcia
Lima, April 19 (IANS) Thousands of Peruvians gathered to say last goodbye to former President Alan Garcia, dead at 69 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, at the headquarters of his party, a site chosen by his family for his wake in lieu of any official honours.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Nigerian president signs minimum wage bill into law
Abuja, April 19 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the much awaited National Minimum Wage Bill into law.
2019-04-19
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics
US dollar rises amid strong retail sales data
New York, April 19 (IANS) The US dollar increased in late trading on Thursday, as the US economy got a boost by estimated surging retail sales, while the euro dropped due to downbeat eurozone economic data.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
France pays tribute to Notre Dame firefighters
Paris, April 19 (IANS) France on Thursday paid a day of tribute to hundreds of firefighters who had put their lives at risk to douse a blaze which devastated Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the country's landmark symbols.
2019-04-19
Category: International, France,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
Russia meddling probe says no Putin-Trump conspiracy
New York, April 19 (IANS) Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Moscow's interference in 2016 elections did "not establish that members of the (US President Donald) Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities" but left enough ammunition for Democrats to pursue charges that the president tried to interfered with it.
2019-04-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Libya's UN-backed regime freezes security ties with France
Tripoli, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Libya's internationally recognised unity government is suspending all bilateral security accords with France, Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga announced on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
SP, BSP caused immense damage to UP: Rahul
Badaun, April 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), saying they are scared of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and they caused immense damage to the state during their rule.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Italy donates 2m euros to help displaced in war-torn Libya
Rome, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy is giving two million euros to the United Nations refugee agency to help it provide essential items for around 20,000 families who have fled the deadly warfare in the Libyan capital this month as well as aid to 750 refugee families, the Foreign Ministry said in statement Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Libyan prosecutors issue arrest warrant for Haftar
Tripoli, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Military prosecutors in Tripoli have issued an arrest warrant for eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar and six of his aides, the Defence Ministry of Libya's internationally recognised government said in a statement on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
68% turnout in Karnataka, Mandya tops with 80% (Roundup)
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Karnataka saw almost 68 per cent voter turnout in the state's 14 Lok Sabha seats which went to polls on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Clinical Mumbai thrash lacklustre Delhi by 40 runs
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Rishabh Pant had started Delhi Capitals' journey in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League by smashing Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah all over the park in their opening encounter in Mumbai. But Bumrah got his revenge at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Thursday as he sent Pant's off-stump for a walk in the park. With that ended DC's hope as they finished on 128/9, losing the game by 40 runs.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Jet saga: Airlines asked to advance fleet induction (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways temporarily suspended all flights, the government on Thursday asked domestic airlines to advance their aircraft induction plans for capacity augmentation and to keep air fares in check.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Avoid predatory pricing, government tells airlines
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways temporarily suspended operations, the government has strictly advised domestic airlines not to indulge in predatory pricing and keep air fares affordable, a senior official said here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Missing woman's case in Delhi: Probe officer blames 'stars'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Astrology has come in the way of preventing closure on a missing person's case in the capital. In a bizarre turn of events, a probe into the disappearance of Air India official Sulakshana Narula, missing since September 2018, cannot be completed because of what is called 'Maha Dosh' in astrological terms.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Puducherry logs 80% polling in Lok Sabha battle
Puducherry, April 18 (IANS) Polling for the lone Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday saw 80 per cent turnout while the by-election for Thattanchavady Assembly seat saw 77 per cent voting.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Opposition approaches Bengal CEO for central force use
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Delegations of Left parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party approached the Election Commission on Thursday detailing various irregularities and incidents of vioence in the second phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal and demanded more number of central forces for the subsequent rounds.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Defence/Security
Bengal BJP member's son found hanging; murder alleged
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The son of a Bharatiya Janata Party gram panchayat member was on Thursday found hanging from a tree in West Bengal's Purulia district, police said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019
Four possible toehold spots for BJP in Kerala (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The BJP secured 10 per cent or more votes on nine Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in 2014 but barring Thiruvananthapuram, it came nowhere near even the victory mark. However, in 2019, riding on the Sabarimala sentiment, the party sees a realistic chance for itself on at least four seats -- Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and Kasargod.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unknown person impersonating me: Goa Minister
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Thursday demanded a probe, claiming an unknown person has been calling up businessmen in Panaji and demanding money from them by misusing his name.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress' Wayanad message is appeasement: PM
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Slamming Congress President Rahul Gandhi for contesting from Wayanad in Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out that the only message that's being sent out is appeasement politics.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019
Northern states take stock of preparations for polls
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Officials from five northern states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh on Thursday took stock of the preparations for Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
66% voting in 2nd phase amid stray violence, EVM snags (Intro Night Lead)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A turnout of 66 per cent was recorded in 95 Lok Sabha constituencies across 12 states and a Union Territory on Thursday in the second phase of polling which was marred by stray incidents of violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir and EVM glitches in seven states.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nearly 70% polling in TN Lok Sabha polls (Roundup)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Polling concluded in 38 of 39 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies, where by-elections were held on Thursday, in Tamil Nadu.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
90-year-old Bengal woman casts her vote, thanks EC
Raiganj (West Bengal), April 18 (IANS) A 90-year old woman, who had failed to exercise her franchise in the previous municipal polls and urged Special Police Observer for West Bengal, Vivek Dube to arrange adequate security for making elections free and fair, finally managed to cast her vote on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Poll Trivia
Jet saga: Airlines asked to advance fleet induction
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways suspended all flights, the government on Thursday asked domestic airlines to advance their aircraft induction plans for capacity augmentation and to keep air fares in check.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Opposition accuses Trinamool of proxy voting
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition parties on Thursday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of resorting to proxy voting in a number of booths of the high-profile Raiganj constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Congress supports competitive banking sector: Rahul
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said his party affirms its belief in the competitive banking sector and promised that it will merge all the public sector banks and create six-eight big banks, if his party is voted to power.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'India's Most Wanted' teaser creates curiosity
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In the midst of the election season, a teaser of Bollywood film 'India's Most Wanted' has generated curiosity on the social media about the real inspiration behind the film, with people interpreting it in different ways.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Tabah ho gaye': 'Kalank' memes take over social media
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Karan Johar's multi-starrer, mega-budget "Kalank" may have registered 2019's biggest opening day collection by garnering Rs 21.60 crore, but viewers took to the social media with a sea of memes taking on the film.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
66% turn out in second phase of LS polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of Lok Sabha elections across 95 constituencies saw a voter turn out of 66 per cent with the Hindi heartland states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar witnessing a higher voting percentages as compared to the corresponding figures in 2014.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jio, BSNL add subscribers in February, others lose
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio and state-run BSNL were the only telecom operators to broaden their subscriber base in February 2019, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Second phase election peaceful except 'few incidents': Bengal CEO
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal on Thursday was "peaceful" except for a few incidents which have been addressed, state Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab said here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Defence/Security
Pandya brothers take MI to 168/5 against DC
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Hardik Pandya (32 off 15 balls) and Krunal Pandya (37* off 26 balls) provided the late flourish as Mumbai Indians (MI) scored 168/5 in 20 overs against Delhi Capitals (DC) in their Indian Premier League clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Crop damage: Amarinder calls disaster management panel meet
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Following damage to crops resulting from unseasonal rain and winds, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday called for an urgent meeting of the Disaster Management Committee to assess the extent of the losses.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Chhattisgarh records 71 pc turnout
Raipur, April 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's three parliamentary constituencies - Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon and Kanker -- recorded nearly 71 per cent polling on Thursday in the second phase and election officials said the figure could rise once the final voting data is compiled.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Dangal 2019
Thunderstorm warning for Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday issued thunderstorm warning to both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the next four days.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IJA condemns 'dastardly attack' on journalist in Bengal
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The Indian Journalists' Association (IJA) on Thursday condemned the "dastardly attack" on ABP Ananda journalist Partha Pratim Ghosh near Raiganj in West Bengal's North Dinjapur district when he was covering the second phase of the 2019 polls.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics
Priyanka Gandhi's road show in Kanpur on Friday
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a road show in Kanpur on Friday, party leaders said on Thursday here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
Record 67% voter turnout in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) A record 67 per cent voter turnout was reported from Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha seats when polling ended at 6 p.m., peacefully, said an official on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019
Poonawalla asks EC to bar Sadhvi Pragya from polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla on Thursday moved the Election Commission to debar Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP's candidate from Bhopal, from contesting elections, as she is facing terror charges.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jet saga: Airlines asked to advance fleet induction
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways suspended all flights, the government on Thursday asked domestic airlines to advance their aircraft induction plans for capacity augmentation and to keep airfares in check.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two bear cubs rescued from well in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Two bears cubs were rescued by forest officials from a well in Telangana's Karimnagar district on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
No major issues with EVMs in second phase, says EC
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid complaints of glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in several states, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said the overall performance of EVMs was satisfactory with only 0.37 per cent of ballot units being replaced across the 95 constituencies where voting took place during the second phase.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Russians meddled in polls, but Trump didn't collude
New York, April 18 (IANS) Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that the inquiry into alleged cooperation between Russia and US President Donald Trump's campaign in the 2016 election found there was no collusion between them, although it established Moscow's interference.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
66% turnout in second phase of LS polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A turnout of 66 per cent was recorded in 95 Lok Sabha constituencies across 12 states and a Union Territory on Thursday in the second phase of polling which was marred by stray incidents of violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir and EVM glitches in seven states.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Election Commission launches 'Voter Turnout' app
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday launched a new mobile application for near-realtime availability of voter turnout during elections across the country.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Booth capturing attempt foiled in Assam's Hailakandi
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) A mob representing two rival political parties made an unsuccessful attempt to capture a polling booth in Hailakandi district in Assam's Barak Valley during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Reliance Jio's Q4 net profit up 64.7%
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio Infocomm, a Reliance Group company, on Thursday reported a 64.7 per cent increase in its standalone net profit for the January-March quarter of the financial year 2018-19, on an year-on-year basis.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Tata Sponge board clears shifting of registered office
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Tata Sponge Iron, a 54.5 per cent subsidiary company of Tata Steel, on Thursday said its board has approved shifting of the company's registered office from Odisha to West Bengal and changing its name to 'Tata Steel Long Products Limited' or such other name.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Mehbooba, Omar flay MHA decision on cross-LoC trade
Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Former state chief ministers, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, on Thursday criticised the Ministry of Home Affairs' decision to suspend cross-LoC trade in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Notice to Samsung for not passing GST cut benefit to consumers(Lead)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Directorate General of Anti-Profiteering (DGAP) has served a notice on technology major Samsung India for allegedly not passing on the benefits of GST reduction to its customers and in turn making undue profits, sources said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kohli thanks Dhoni for backing him as a youngster
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Showering praise on former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India skipper Virat Kohli said on Thursday that he was lucky to have him in the team and it was unfortunate to see people criticising the "captain cool".
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Congress linked Hindus with terror: Pragya
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Thursday accused the Congress of being anti-Hindu and said the party harassed a woman by linking Hindus with terrorism.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India suspends cross-LoC trade, says misused to fuel terror (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India on Thursday announced suspension of trade across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir from Friday, saying it is being misused by Pakistan-based elements to send weapons and illegal currency to fuel terrorism and separatism in this country.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
WC squad out, Pandya and Rahul await Jain's clearance
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian selectors have named the 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup. While both all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener K.L. Rahul are part of the squad, they are yet to get clearance from BCCI ombudsman D.K. Jain for making inappropriate comments in a television chat show.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Air India to offer 'special fares' for stranded Jet flyers
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Air India will offer "special" fares to Jet Airways passengers stranded at international stations, informed sources told IANS on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RIL's consolidated Q4 net profit up 9.8%
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday reported 9.8 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the January-March quarter of financial year 2018-19, on an year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Shop-owners cannot charge consumers for bag
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Chandigarh Consumer Commission recently ordered Bata India Ltd to pay Rs 9,000 in fine for charging Rs 3 from a customer for a paper bag to carry the shoebox.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Over 76% turn out in Bengal amid sporadic violence (evening lead)
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Over 76 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
66% turnout in second phase Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of Lok Sabha polls across 95 seats saw a voter turnout of 66 per cent, Election Commission said here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jet management hints at gloomy days ahead
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways grounded its operations completely, reality is fast dawning upon over 20,000 Jet Airways employees.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
I always wanted to be loved: Siddhant Chaturvedi
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) "Gully Boy" star Siddhant Chaturvedi says he wanted to be loved by people and has taken a vow to always handle his own social media. "I always wanted people to love me. I am happy thats happening now," Siddhant said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mueller finds no Trump-Russia collusion: AG
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller "found no collusion" between the Donald Trump's campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Notice to Samsung for not passing GST cut benefit to consumers
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Directorate General of Anti-Profiteering has served a notice to technology major Samsung India for allegedly not passing on the benefits of GST reduction to its customers and in turn making undue profits, sources said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Siriwardana, Vandersay, Mendis in Sri Lanka WC squad
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis made comebacks as Sri Lanka on Thursday announced their 15-man squad for the World Cup starting May 30 in England and Wales.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Continue to be sensitive to #MeToo movement: Ajay
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) After being singled out for working with Alok Nath in "De De Pyaar De", actor Ajay Devgn says replacing the disgraced actor would have been a monetary blow to the makers of the film.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Terrorism confined to two-and-half J&K districts: Modi
Amreli (Gujarat), April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed that the NDA government has restricted terrorist activities to only "two-and-a-half" districts in Jammu and Kashmir while not a single bomb blast was reported from anywhere else in the country in the last five years.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Russell skips training after injuring shoulder
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) While Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have not ruled him out of their crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday, Andre Russell skipped practice on Thursday following a left shoulder injury after being hit by a bouncer.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
'Fuh se Fantasy' is different concept: Anupriya
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Anupriya Goenka says "Fuh se Fantasy" comes with a unique subject, and she enjoyed working on a special music video for the web show.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
PIL in SC: Misquoting judicial orders is corruption
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid poll season, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction that misquoting judicial orders by political leaders during the poll campaign should constitute a corrupt practice.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Four possible toehold spots for BJP in Kerala (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The BJP secured 10 per cent or more votes on nine Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in 2014 but barring Thiruvananthapuram, it came nowhere near even the victory mark. However, in 2019, riding on the Sabarimala sentiment, the party sees a realistic chance for itself on at least four seats -- Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and Kasargod.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Millions vote in second round of Lok Sabha polls (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Millions voted across 95 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered battle for a new Parliament, marred by stray violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir and EVM glitches in seven states.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India suspends LoC trade, says being used to fuel terror
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India on Thursday suspended, with immediate effect, trade across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was being used by unscrupulous and anti-national elements for sneaking in hawala money and weapons from the territory under Pakistani occupation to fuel terrorism and separatism in the country.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Mueller report finds no Trump-Russia collusion: AG
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller "found no collusion" between the Donald Trump's campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
64% polling recorded in second phase in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of polling in five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha recorded 64 per cent voter turnout on Thursday, said state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Players can now focus on IPL post WC selection: Karthik
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) With the World Cup team selection now done, players can focus back on the Indian Premier League (IPL), feels Dinesh Karthik, who pipped Rishabh Pant for a place in the 15-member India squad for the showpiece event starting May 30 in England and Wales.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
BJP will get 'Vidai certificate' post polls: Mamata
Malda (West Bengal), April 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday vowed to stop the BJP from implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal and said her party will ensure the saffron outfit is given the NBC or "National Vidai (farewell) Certificate" from the Centre after the 2019 polls.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Imran Khan axes Finance Minister amid IMF talks
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar was removed on Thursday amid a wave of criticism over the government's handling of the financial crisis the country is facing.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
13 killed in Gujarat in unseasonal rain, dust storm
Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) Unseasonal rain and severe dust storm in different parts of Gujarat over the last two days claimed 13 lives even as authorities Thursday predicted that temperatures that had fallen to less than 3 to 7 degrees below normal would rise from next week to mark a normal summer.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Mumbai opt to bat against Delhi (Toss)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Mumbai Indians' skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat against Delhi Capitals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Chandigarh to host Asian Billiards, Snooker C'ships
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Chandigarh will host the 18th Asian Billiards, the 20th Under-21 Asian Snooker Championship and the 3rd Ladies Asian Snooker Championship from April 27 to May 3, officials of the Punjab Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) said here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
J&K newly-wed couple comes to vote in bridal attire
Ranmban (Jammu & Kashmir), April 18 (IANS) It was an interesting sight to see a newly-wed couple visiting one of the polling booths in Ramban district of Jammy & Kashmir in the bridal attire, on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Poll Trivia
South Africa pick Amla and Steyn in WC squad
Cape Town, April 18 (IANS) South Africa have backed senior players Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn as they picked their 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-04-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Rural India yet to recover from disruptions: Report
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The next government at the centre is likely to inherit a rural economy in bad shape as the "informal" sector in many parts of agrarian India is yet to recover from the multiple disruptions over the past several months, a report said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ED seizes Rs 82 crore gold from Hyderabad jeweller
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday announced seizure of 145.89 kg of gold (worth Rs 82.11 crore) from a Hyderabad-based jeweller in a money laundering case.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN turnout over 63% amid EVM, VVPAT glitches (4th Lead)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Curtains came down on polling in 37 of 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies, where by-elections were held on Thursday, at 6 p.m. As many as 384 faulty electronic voting machines and 692 faulty Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced across the state.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019
62.3% polling in 8 UP Lok Sabha seats
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Eight Lok Sabha constituencies that went to polls in the second phase of polling on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh recorded an average voter turnout of 62.30 per cent till 6. p.m., according to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Apple robot can disassemble 200 iPhones per hour
Cupertino (California), April 18 (IANS) Apple on Thursday announced to expand its global recycling programmes and introduced Daisy, its recycling robot that is capable of disassembling 200 iPhones per hour.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Mexico,Technology
Amir, Asif missing from Pakistan WC 2019 squad
Lahore, April 18 (IANS) Pacer Mohammad Amir failed to find a place in Pakistans 15-man preliminary squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup, starting May 30 in England, but has been included for the ODI series against England.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Temperature stays 6-10 degrees down, to rise slowly
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Widespread rains accompanied by dust storm and thunderstorms that swept through the northern and western parts of the country over the past three days, claiming over 60 lives, kept mercury levels low on Thursday with minimum temperature in Delhi recorded at 17.1 degrees Celsius.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Moderate 57% voter turnout in Maharashtra (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Maharashtra recorded a moderate voter turnout with around 57 per cent voting recorded till 5 p.m for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, Election Commission (EC) officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Honda Accord recalls 3,669 units for falty airbags
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Honda Cars India (HCIL) has voluntarily recalled 3,669 units of its premium brand Honda Accord to replace faulty driver side front airbag inflators.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Barring minor incidents, voting ends peacefully in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Except for some incidents of clashes between stone pelters and security forces, the Lok Sabha election ended peacefully in the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat on Thursday while eliciting overwhelming voter turnout in the Udhampur constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
India suspends LoC trade, says being used for fuel terror
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India on Thursday suspended, with immediate effect, trade across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was being used by unscrupulous and anti-national elements for sneaking in hawala money and weapons from the territory under Pakistani occupation to fuel terrorism and separatism in the country.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Poll officials face FIRs over lapses in Tripura vote
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) will file FIRs against presiding officers and political activists who indulged in malpractices during the first phase of polling in Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency on April 11, according to officials on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Goa Conrgess promises formalin-free fish, special status
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Fish free of formalim, resumption of mining operations in a sustainable manner and lobbying in the Parliament for special status to Goa are the three key promises made by the Congress in its manifesto for Goa for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
62% turnout in Bihar's 2nd phase amid stray violence
April 18 (IANS) Over 62 percent cent turnout was recorded in five of Bihar's 40 Lok Sabha seats that saw voting in the second phase on Thursday amid cases of poll boycott, malfunctioning of EVMs and stray violence.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indonesian President declares victory in polls
Jakarta, April 18 (IANS) Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared victory on Thursday in the national election amid opposition allegations of electoral fraud.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Dar's journey: From 'human shield' to poll duty
Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was tied to the bonnet of an Army jeep during the 2017 by-elections in Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday, in a curious turn of events, did election duty in the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Saini has all ingredients to be a good bowler: Nehra
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) A day after he was named a stand-by for the World Cup, former India pacer Ashish Nehra heaped praise on Navdeep Saini, saying the Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer has got all the ingredients to be a good bowler as he has the confidence to excel.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
RIL's consolidated Q4 net profit up 9.8%
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday reported 9.8 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the January-March quarter of financial year 2018-19, on an year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mastercard targets 10 mn merchants in India by 2020
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Global payments major Mastercard on Thursday said it is committed to empowering 10 million merchants across India with digital payments acceptance capabilities by 2020.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
MediaTek's 5G chip arriving in India by year-end
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek on Thursday said it is set to introduce a 5G-enabled chipset in India by the end of this year to step up the competition around faster wireless data connections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Azad helps unite Haryana Congress leaders
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) An initiative by the Congress party in-charge for Haryana, Ghulam Nabi Azad, backed by a firm message from the high command to the highly factionalised party leadership in Haryana, has brought the warring Congress leaders together - at least for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
We have good soul connection: Mini on Cyrus Sahukar
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Former VJs Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar recently reunited to co-host a show and work on a web series. She had a fun time working with him again as she feels the two have a good soul connection.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EVM glitches mar voting in seven states
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Technical glitches in electronic voting machines (EVM) marred voting in seven of the 12 states that went to polls in the second phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I felt bad with failure of 'Zero': Shah Rukh Khan
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he felt bad when "Zero" failed, and he hasn't zeroed in on his next project till now.
2019-04-18
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian lawyers in TIME's list of 100 most influential people
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The TIME magazine in its list of 100 most influential people of 2019 has included two Indian women lawyers -- Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju -- who spearheaded the legal challenge to strike down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rahul changes tactics, attacks SP, BSP
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) In an unexpected move, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday mounted an attack on SP and BSP, saying the two along with the BJP had destroyed Uttar Pradesh.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Moderate to heavy polling in Karnataka till 5 p.m. (Third Lead)
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Moderate to heavy polling ranging from 45.34 per cent to 72.97 per cent was witnessed in the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka till 5 p.m. on Thursday, an official said.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kim Jong-un to meet Putin in Russia
Moscow, April 18 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will pay a visit to Russia later this month for his first meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Rise & fly again soon: B-Town on Jet Airways crisis
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) For some, Jet Airways was their first choice of travel, and for some it felt like a "home" in the sky. A stream of Bollywood celebrities turned emotional as Jet Airways announced temporary suspension of flights, leaving thousands of its employees, passengers and fans in the lurch.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Close to 400 booths in Karnataka's 1st phase of polling staffed by women
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Close to 400 of the 30,164 polling stations in the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka where voting was held on Thursday were staffed exclusively by women, an official said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Assam records 73.32% polling till 5 p.m.
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The second phase of Lok Sabha election on Thursday in five of Assam's 14 constituencies recorded 73.32 per cent polling till 5 p.m. amid reports of scuffles between miscreants and security forces in Hailakandio district of Barak Valley.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
DHA appoints Gursimran Singh as Vice President
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Gursimran Singh has been appointed Vice President of the Delhi Hockey Association (DHA), the body announced on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Dadra & Nagar Haveli's record below par on most issues
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Performance of the Dadra & Nagar Haveli Administration has been below average on most of voter concerns, like employment, roads and healthcare, according to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
People will give another chance to Modi: Himachal CM
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said people have made up their mind that once again the reins of the nation should be handed over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Panasonic boosts Smart Factory business in India (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Targeting Rs 1,000 crore in revenue in India from its Smart Factory solutions in the next three years, Japanese electronics major Panasonic has announced it has integrated its welding business and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) equipment business into one Smart Manufacturing Solutions company.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Growing team of moderators to prevent misuse: TikTok
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The TikTok community is very much active in India despite an "interim" ban and the platform is relying on both technology and a "huge" content moderation team to prevent misuse, a top company executive said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Akram, Vengsarkar to officially launch Euro T20 Slam
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram and former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar will make the official announcement of the first-ever continent-based league -- Euro T20 Slam in Dublin on April 30.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Iran flexes military muscle after US terrorist listing
Tehran, April 18 (IANS) Iran showcased all of its military might at its annual parade on Thursday following the US decision to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Wheat crop worth crores damaged in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Standing wheat crop in hundreds of acres in Punjab and Haryana has been damaged due to untimely rains and hailstorm over the past 72 hours, according to revenue and agriculture officials from both states, here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Scrap electoral bonds now, says CPI-M
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The CPI-M has urged the Supreme Court to kill the electoral bonds, calling it a "diabolical scheme which legitimizes big corporate and illegal money funding to the ruling party".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
A look at the Holocaust through Anne Frank's eyes
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The diary of Anne Frank, a young chronicler of the horrors of the Nazis' genocide of the Jews, offers a beacon of hope - and humanity - to the millions who read her thoughts, written while hiding with her family for two years before being betrayed and sent to the death camps. Reflecting on her life 75 years after her arrest, and death, is a travelling exhibition that has come briefly to Delhi.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Couple faces death penalty in Thailand for sea home
Bangkok, April 18 (IANS) An American investor and his Thai partner could face the death penalty for allegedly violating Thailand's sovereignty by building a floating house off the coast of the country.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Missing woman's case in Delhi: Probe officer blames 'stars'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Astrology has come in the way of preventing closure on a missing person's case in the capital. In a bizarre turn of events, a probe into the disappearance of Air India official Sulakshana Narula, missing since September 2018, cannot be completed because of what is called 'Maha Dosh' in astrological terms.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
11 crorepatis in fray in April 23 Bengal elections
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Out of the 61 candidates across parties contesting from the five West Bengal seats -- Balurghat, Jangipur, Murshidabad, Malda Uttar (North) and Malda Dakshin (South) -- in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, 11 have assets worth over Rs 1 crore, while 15 have declared criminal cases against them, said a study released here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
AAP West Delhi candidate files nomination
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) west Delhi candidate, Balbir Singh Jakhar, who was the last of seven candidates announced by the party, on Thursday became the first to file his nomination in the national capital.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sensex ends 135 points lower, Jet ends 32% lower
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Sensex and Nifty ended lower on Thursday after advancing for four consecutive sessions as investors took to profit booking. Investors also treaded with caution ahead of Q4 results from index heavyweight Reliance Industries.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maharashtra voter smashes EVM
Akola (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) A voter on Thursday smashed the electronic voting machine (EVM) while casting his vote in Akola Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Man detained for hurling shoe at BJP leader
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A man on Thursday was detained by the police for hurling a shoe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP G.V.L. Narasimha Rao when the latter was addressing a press conference about Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur joining the BJP, at the party's national headquarters here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EVM glitches delay voting in TN seats, 384 changed
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Technical glitches relating to Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines held up polling in the morning in several constituencies across Tamil Nadu till the machines were changed.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
DMK moves Election Commission against AIADMK
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The DMK on Thursday complained to the Election Commission that the ruling AIADMK and its allies planned to capture polling booths in Tamil Nadu.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Michel denied bail for celebrating Easter
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday rejected an interim bail plea of British national Christian Michel -- an alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- for celebrating Easter.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rape accused joins Congress, may contest Panaji seat
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Former Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate, accused of raping a minor girl, on Thursday joined the Congress.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
How steady supply of beer kept empires afloat
New York, April 18 (IANS) A steady supply of locally-brewed beer kept empires afloat in the past when people came together during festivities in order to recreate and reaffirm their affiliation with their leaders, an interesting study has found.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Dead body found wrapped in trolley bag
Ghaziabad, April 18 (IANS) The dead body of a man was found wrapped in a trolley bag here.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahindra Group, Ford to co-develop midsize SUV
Mumbai/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have entered into a definitive agreement to co-develop a midsize sports utility vehicle (SUV).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajputs protest in Rajasthan over bride's abduction
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) The members of Rajput community staged a dharna in front of Sikar District Collector (DC)'s residence in Rajasthan on Thursday to protest against the abduction of a bride by armed men in the small hours of Wednesday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bangladeshi actor seen at poll rally asked to leave
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian government on Thursday asked one more Bangladeshi actor, Ghazi Abdul Noor, who was seen at a Trinamool Congress rally in West Bengal earlier this week, after it was found that his visa has expired.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Imran Khan axes Finance Minister amid IMF talks
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Asad Umar was removed as Pakistan Finance Minister on Thursday after mounting criticism over the state of the economy. In a tweet, Umar said the move was "part of a cabinet reshuffle" and that Prime Minister Imran Khan offered him the energy portfolio.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Voting crosses half way mark in TN (3rd Lead)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Polling in the 38 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu crossed the half way mark on Thursday with 52.02 per cent of the total 5.8 voters casting their vote.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Daman & Diu administration showing below par: ADR
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Performance of the Daman & Diu Union Territory Administration has been "below average" on most voter concerns like employment, drinking water and healthcare, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Steady progress on 737 Max certification: Boeing CEO
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has said the company was making "steady progress" toward certification of a software update for the 737 MAX aircraft, grounded worldwide following two crashes within five months.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Santosh Trophy: Punjab take on Goa in semis
Ludhiana, April 18 (IANS) Punjab, Goa, Services and Karnataka will fight it out for a spot in the final of the Santosh Trophy here on Friday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
When Hollywood films, shows predicted reality
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The recent Notre Dame fire or Donald Trump's US presidency or the 9/11 attacks. Call it a coincidence, but there have been films and television shows which have managed to show or allude to real-life events long before they have actually happened.
2019-04-18
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP, BSP trade fake voting charges in Amroha
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) The BJP and the BSP on Thursday traded allegations that some people wearing 'burqa (veil) were indulging in fake voting in each others favour in the Amroha Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Squall death toll rises to 22 in MP
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The squall death toll in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday increased to 22. Thunderstorm, hail and dust-storm had lashed the state on Tuesday night.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
OYO launches initiative for asset owners' growth
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) OYO Hotels & Homes on Thursday launched the Open Partner Engagement Network (OPEN), an initiative for a year, to help its asset-owner partners in the country in growing their businesses.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
This is an election for change, says Akhilesh
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday that the ongoing Lok Sabha polls were an "election for change".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
11 security men among 14 killed in Pakistan (2nd Lead)
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) At least 14 passengers including 11 security personnel were forcibly offloaded from a bus on a highway in Pakistan's Balochistan province and then shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday, officials said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BP drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's
London, April 18 (IANS) Felodipine, a prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure, has shown promise against Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Squall death toll rises to 20 in MP
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The squall death toll in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday increased to 20. Thunderstorm, hail and dust-storm had lashed the state on Tuesday night.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Police turn away rape victim, NCW seeks action
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The National Commission of Women (NCW) on Thursday issued a notice to the Punjab Police demanding action in a case when a Mohali rape victim had to travel between two police stations as the station house officers (SHOs) bickered over jurisdiction.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Congress linked Hindus with terror, harassed me: Pragya
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Thursday accused the Congress of being anti-Hindu and said the party harassed a woman by linking Hindus with terrorism.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics,Terrorism
Jet staff blame government, lenders for crisis
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Faced with delay in payments of salaries and prospect of joblessness, employees of now-grounded Jet Airways on Thursday blamed the Narendra Modi government and lenders for the collapse of the airline.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Michel denied interim bail for celebrating Easter
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday rejected an interim bail plea of British national Christian Michel -- an alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- for celebrating Easter.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Temperatures in Himachal fall with widespread rains
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Thursday due to widespread rain with Dalhousie town recording the highest amount -- 53 mm, the met office said. Weather will be clear from Friday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
EC warns Naqvi over 'Modiji ki sena' remark
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday warned Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi against "using references to the defence forces for political propaganda" in future after his "Modiji ki sena" (Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Army) comment was found violative of the model code of conduct (MCC).
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
AI can spur production of safe, clean fusion energy
New York, April 18 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) can speed up the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless fusion energy for generating electricity, claim researchers.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Can't plan to dismiss greats like Kohli, ABD: Gopal
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) April 2 will always be etched in the memory of leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal. Playing for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he picked three wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to help his team register a 7-wicket win. More than the win, it was the wickets that he scalped that will stay with him forever -- Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and upcoming Windies talent Shimron Hetmyer.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
'We are there,' Sushma assures Indian stranded in Saudi
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday assured all help from the Indian Embassy in Riyadh to a man who talked about committing suicide if he was unable to return to India from Saudi Arabia.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Over 65% turnout in Bengal amid sporadic violence (4th Lead)
Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Over 65 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, amid several incidents of violence including an attack on a CPI-M candidate and the smashing of an EVM.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal polling fair, peaceful so far: Spl Observer
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The elections in West Bengal have so far been fair and peaceful, said Ajay V Nayak, special observer appointed by the Election Commission of India here on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Millions vote in second round of general elections
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Millions voted across 95 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states and Puducherry on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered battle for a new Parliament, marred by stray violence in West Bengal and muted polling in Srinagar.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Harvard grad uses data for grassroots governance
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Harvard postgraduate has launched a social enterprise, on a data-driven approach, to strengthen governance in rural areas by involving policymakers and elected representatives.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Science/Tech
Advocate wants sedition FIR lodged against Rahul
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) An advocate on Thursday moved a Delhi court seeking to lodge an FIR on sedition charges against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for making an objectionable speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Greenhouse gas limits on New York high-rises likely
New York, April 18 (IANS) New York City is set to fight climate change with a plan that would make thousands of high-rises, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Only PM Modi can uplift the poor, says Rajnath
Amta (West Bengal), April 18 (IANS) Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said India would be freed from poverty, the day it got rid of the Congress.
2019-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Happi Mobiles to open 200 new stores this fiscal
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Happi Mobiles, a leading multi-brand mobile retail chain, plans to open 150-200 new stores in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh during the current financial year and is also looking at expanding its footprint to western parts of the country.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Congress questions suspension over PM chopper check
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel on Thursday asked the Election Commission (EC) why did it suspend a General Observer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur on Tuesday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Blue Origin, NASA join hands for rocket engine test
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has entered into an agreement with Blue Origin to let the Jeff Bezos-owned private space company use a historic test stand for rocket engine test.
2019-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology
Rasika enjoys process of working on improvised film
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Rasika Dugal is having fun working on an improvised film with the working title "Fairy Folk". The actress says the whole experience is "so crazy and beautifully illogical".
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nothing can bring you down unless you do: Amit Tandon
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor-singer Amit Tandon, who has ventured into independent music by collaborating with international artistes, has gone through a tough time in his personal life for the last 10 months as his wife was imprisoned in Dubai. He says he never let the bad times affect his fighting spirit.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Polling picks up post-noon to 38.4% in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Unfazed by the summer heat and dust, voters turned out in large numbers post-noon to register 38.4 per cent average polling till 3:00 p.m. in Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha constituencies, an official said on Thursday.
2019-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Replace Pompeo from nuclear talks: N Korea tells US
Pyongyang, April 18 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday called on the US to replace Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as head of its team negotiating for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, state-media said.
2019-04-18
Category: International, North Korea,Politics