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Bengaluru celebrates its founder Kempegowda's birthday
Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) The 507th birthday of Bengaluru founder Kempegowda was celebrated on Tuesday with gaiety and fervour by the Karnataka government and the city's 10 million denizens.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Bengal to write to Centre seeking deferment of GST rollout
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government will write to the Centre seeking postponement of the July 1 start to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, as "small and medium traders are not yet prepared for the new tax system", a state minister said here on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Zen Hospital awarded for advanced laparoscopic surgery (Lead, with corrections)
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Zen Hospital -- the first in Maharashtra to start 3D laparoscopic surgery -- was on Tuesday announced as the Best Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Maharashtra.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Provisioning for large NPAs not to impact earnings: SBI
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Lending major SBI on Tuesday said it may have to make a little more provisioning towards large NPA (non-performing asset) accounts referred by the RBI for resolution and that this should not "badly impact" earnings.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No issues with CBFC, my problem is with society: Ekta Kapoor
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) After fighting many battles with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the trailer of Alankrita Shrivastav directorial venture "Lipstick Under My Burkha" was released on Tuesday in Mumbai.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
Congress accuses BJP of 'thousands of crores' of corruption
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP government of indulging in "massive corruption of thousands of crores by exempting some foreign companies, including four Chinese firms, from paying anti-dumping duty on soda ash".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kejriwal for modern technology to clean drains
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday pushed for using modern technology to clean drains, saying the current process is "primitive".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Two Kannada editors seek stay on assembly order to jail them
Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) Editors of two Kannada tabloids on Tuesday filed a joint petition in the Karnataka High Court, seeking a stay on the state assembly order to jail them for writing allegedly derogatory articles against three ruling Congress lawmakers.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to join fleet by 2018: SpiceJet
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday said that new aircraft under "a large order" placed with Boeing will start to join its fleet by mid-2018.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi fire tragedy: Charred shack, broken teen, blank gaze
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Eighteen-year-old Renu needed support to walk in front of a charred shack in Okhla Industrial Area I -- her home. On Tuesday evening, with tears rolling down her cheeks she cried aloud, continuously.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Indian shooters finish 2nd at junior World Championships
Suhl (Germany), June 27 (IANS) India ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship (Rifle/Pistol) with a creditable second place in the medals tally and an overall haul of three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
Private sector can play role in education sector: President
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday stressed on the need to make critical reforms in the country's educational system and asserted that private sector can play major role in it.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Delhi assembly session on Wednesday, Thursday
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi government will hold a two-day assembly session on Wednesday and Thursday, an official statement said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Meghalaya militant gunned down
Tura (Meghalaya), June 27 (IANS) A bodyguard of Meghalaya's most wanted terrorist Sohan D. Shira was gunned down in a gunfight with SF-10 commandos in South Garo Hills district bordering Bangladesh on Tuesday, a police official said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
States' finances worsened due to Centre's discom debt restructuring
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The major reason for the worsening of states' finances in India are the electrification programmes of the central government, former Reserve Bank of India Governor Y.V. Reddy said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
US backs India's stand on OBOR
Washington, June 27 (IANS) In a virtual endorsement of New Delhi's position on China's Belt-Road initiative, US and India have called for bolstering regional economic connectivity through the "transparent development of infrastructure while ensuring respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity".
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
L&T's construction arm bags orders worth Rs 2,552 cr
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) India-based multinational L&T on Tuesday said its construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 2,552 crore across various business segments.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India, Netherlands reaffirm commitment to combat terrorism (Roundup)
The Hague, June 27 (IANS) Following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, India and the Netherlands on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to combat terrorism and prevent radicalisation that could lead to violent extremism and called for a collective effort by the international community against this scourge.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Netherlands,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
5 dead in Delhi fire
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Five persons, including a six-year-old girl, died and four others were injured in a fire that broke out in a shanty here during pre-wedding celebrations, police said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Don't make textbook ideological battleground, Sisodia writes to Javadekar
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) In a letter to Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that textbooks must not be used as a "platform for political point scoring" but designed to suit the needs of children.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Activist Hashmi returns award as protest against lynching
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Human rights activist Shabnam Hashmi on Tuesday returned the National Minority Rights Award as a protest against recent lynching incidents and said there is an atmosphere of fear and terror pervading in the country.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
How to monitor safai karamcharis' work better, HC asks civic bodies
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought to know from the civic bodies how the work of safai karamcharis can be better monitored and regularised.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Heavy rain in Maharashtra, Nagpur turns into 'Venice'
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday leading to flooding in several cities, including Nagpur, which resembled Venice -- the Italian city known for its maze of canals -- on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Produce Indrani Mukerjea, court tells Mumbai jail
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) A CBI Special Court on Tuesday ordered the Byculla Jail authorities to produce inmate Indrani Mukerjea before the court on Wednesday following a complaint of assault inside the prison, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, US to review trade relations to increase market access
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The United States and India plan to undertake a comprehensive review of trade relations to expedite regulatory processes and increase market access in areas such as agriculture, information technology, and manufactured goods and services, according to a joint statement.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pakistan put on notice on terrorist havens after Modi, Trump meeting
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan was put on notice by the US and India who called for rooting out terrorists' safe havens and to fight groups, including Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and D-company, even as the two countries decided to broaden their strategic, defence and economic relationship.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Shuttler Verma crashes out of Chinese Taipei Open
Taipei, June 27 (IANS) Defending champion from India Sourabh Verma faced an early exit after being defeated by Malaysian Lee Zii Jia in the first round of the men's single event at the Chinese Taipei Open badminton tournament here on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Sports,Badminton
Monsoon to hit Delhi June 30 onwards
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Delhi and its adjoining areas are likely to see the monsoon by June 30, weather experts said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
BJP honours national shooter for fighting with criminals
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday felicitated national shooter Ayesha Falaq, who fought with criminals to save her abducted 21-year-old brother-in-law, saying her act will inspire others to act with patience and courage in adverse circumstances.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Why bring in caste, Presidential election will be fought on ideology: Meira Kumar (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Congress-led opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said the presidential election is being fought on the basis of ideology and not caste and expressed pain at only the caste of her and ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind being discussed, but not their achievements and qualities.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kumble-Kohli matter was not handled properly: Ganguly
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the controversy involving ex-national team coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli could have been handled a lot better by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Vijender to fight next pro bout in August
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will meet WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Zulpikar Maimaitali in a double title fight at the NSCI Dome here on August 5.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Brazil's AG formally accuses President of graft
Rio De Janeiro, June 27 (IANS/WAM) Brazils Attorney General has formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption, making him the first sitting President in Latin Americas largest nation to face criminal charges.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
European firms hit by 'massive' cyber attack
London, June 27 (IANS) Major firms across Europe have been hit by a massive cyber attack, a media report said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally-born babies: Study
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Babies conceived from artificial methods such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) have the same cognitive skills as the babies conceived naturally, revealed a study on Tuesday, contradicting earlier theories that babies born from artificial methods have intellectual impairment.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
China woos Indian firms to invest in its big data zone
Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) A Chinese delegation on Tuesday beckoned Indian IT firms to invest in its national big data pilot zone in Guizhou province.
2017-06-27
Category: International, India,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Migration a 'biblical exodus', says Italian MP
Rome, June 27 (IANS/AKI) Italy is on the receiving end of a "biblical exodus" of boat migrants from Africa, an Italian lawmaker said on Tuesday, urging the government to halt the influx, even by refusing migrants entry at national ports.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Renaming Haryana village after Trump a 'fraud event': Official
Gurugram, June 27 (IANS) Banners with the photograph of Donald Trump have been brought down in a Haryana village days after it was "renamed" after the US President, with a senior official declaring the renaming as a "fraud event" and illegal.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Assad visits Russian airbase in Syria
Damascus, June 27 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday visited the Hmeimim airbase in Syria's northern city of Latakia, reviewing the latest military equipment in that Russian-run base.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Diplomacy
Meghalaya CM urges Centre to file case on Delhi Golf Club incident
New Delhi/Shillong, June 27 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday urged the Union Home Ministry to file a case against the Delhi Golf Club for shunting out a woman for wearing a Jainsem, a dress worn by the indigenous Khasi women in the state.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Location of world's highest rail track to be decided by 2019: Prabhu
Leh/New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said that the survey work for laying the world's highest railway track will be conducted by March, 2019.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Zen Hospital honoured by Maharashtra government
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Zen Hospital -- the first in Maharashtra to start 3D laparoscopic surgery -- was on Tuesday announced as the best centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Maharashtra by the state government.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Merkel hints at same-sex marriage vote in Germany
Berlin, June 27 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said MPs should be allowed a free vote in Parliament on legalising same-sex marriage, signalling a change in her conservative party's opposition to the issue.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Morcha burns GTA accord papers, Trinamool dubs it 'theatrics'
Darjeeling, June 27 (IANS) In a symbolic move to show snapping of all ties with the West Bengal government and protest against the development board of the north Bengal hills, protesters on Tuesday burnt documents of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) agreement.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Death toll in Pakistani oil tanker fire rises to 158
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) The death toll in the oil tanker fire in Pakistan's Punjab province has risen to 158, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa citizens' collective warns Gadkari over coal berths expansion
Panaji, June 27 (IANS) Accusing Union Minister Nitin Gadkari of slighting "popular opposition" against the proposed redevelopment of two coal berths at Goa's only major port, a citizen's collective on Tuesday threatened an agitation if the coal-handling berths at the Mormugao Port Trust were expanded.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Finishing school' programme for Odisha engineering students
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) In order to make engineering students industry ready, the Odisha government has started a 'finishing school', a specialised and dedicated programme for the students, said an official on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Education
95 buildings fail fire safety tests after Grenfell disaster
London, June 27 (IANS) Ninety five buildings across England have failed fire safety tests conducted in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster that killed 79 persons earlier this month, 10 Downing Street said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LFW Winter/Festive 2017: Five newcomers in Gen Next category
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Five newcomers will be part of the Gen Next segment of the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haryana launches portal to purchase land for development projects
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday launched "ebhoomiharyana.org.in" -- a web portal for purchase of land voluntarily offered to the government for development projects.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Produce Indrani Mukerjea, court tells Mumbai jail
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) A CBI Special Court on Tuesday ordered the Byculla Jail authorities to produce inmate Indrani Mukerjea before the court on Wednesday following a complaint of assault inside the prison, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NHRC notice to Madhya Pradesh government over Indore hospital deaths
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government over the death of 11 patients in Indore's MY Hospital due to reported disruption in oxygen supply.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Gadkari urges states to promote cruise tourism
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday urged the state governments to promote cruise tourism by developing and marketing their tourist attractions, saying it will create lakhs of jobs and boost the economy.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Haryana to have one-stop centres for violence-affected women
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) With the aim to provide assistance and support to women victims of any kind of violence, both in private and public places, the Haryana government on Tuesday announced to set up "One Stop Centres" (OSCs) in 15 districts.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Nine land grabbers booked under Gangster Act
Ghaziabad, June 27 (IANS) Nine men who grabbed other people's land were on Tuesday booked here under the Gangster Act.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan put on notice on terrorist havens after Modi, Trump meeting
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan was put on notice by the US and India who called for rooting out terrorists' safe havens and to fight groups including Pak-based Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and D-company even as the two countries decided to broaden their strategic, defence and economic relationship.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
SC declines interim order against mandating Aadhaar for welfare schemes
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to pass an interim order on petitions challenging several government notifications mandating Aadhaar for availing benefits under various social welfare schemes.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Private sector can play role in education sector: President
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the private sector can play a major role in improvement of the education sector in the country.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Opposition targets government after CBI notice to Tripura Minister
Agartala, June 27 (IANS) Opposition parties in Tripura on Tuesday trained their guns on the Left Front government for promoting illegal chit fund bodies after the CBI served a notice to Social Welfare Minister Bijita Nath.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OnePlus 5 now available on open sale
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Chinese smartphone OnePlus 5 will be available on open sale starting Tuesday on online marketplace Amazon.in and oneplusstore.in, the company said in a statement.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Coca-Cola hikes fizzy drinks prices, slashes Kinley rates
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Beverages major Coca-Cola India on Tuesday announced that prices of its packaged drinking water brand Kinley will be cut while aerated drinks will get slightly more expensive.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EU fines Google record $2.7 billion for abusing search monopoly
London, June 27 (IANS) The European Union Commission on Tuesday slapped technology giant Google with a record fine of 2.42 billion euros or $2.7 billion for breaching European Union (EU) antitrust rules by abusing the monopoly it enjoys over internet search.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Nice's Baysse to seal deal with Malaga for three seasons
Malaga (Spain), June 27 (IANS) French defender Paul Baysse has passed a medical test with Malaga and is set to seal a three-year deal to move from France's Nice to the Spanish football side, sources close to the negotiations confirmed to Efe on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Dutch international Karsdorp to undergo medical with Roma
Rome, June 27 (IANS) Dutch international Rick Karsdorp arrived here on Tuesday to undergo a medical test with Italian football club A.S. Roma.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Telangana woman selected for US cricket team
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) Telangana's Sindhuja Reddy has been selected as a member of the US women's national cricket team.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,Diaspora
Political compulsions keep Lalu, Nitish together (News Analysis)
Patna, June 27 (IANS) It was political compulsion that forced RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD-U President and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to join hands in 2015 and it is the same reason they are still together despite strained ties between the two leaders.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bhavesh Patel elected All India Chess Federation Joint Secretary
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Gujarat State Chess Association Secretary Bhavesh Patel was unanimously selected Joint Secretary of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) during its Central council meeting here.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Shuttler Srikanth now eyes World Championship
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) After winning two back to back Superseries titles, Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has now set his eyes on the upcoming World Championship in August.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Have full faith in the police probe: Kidnapped Kerala actress
Thrissur (Kerala), June 27 (IANS) Breaking her silence for the first time since she was kidnapped earlier this year, a popular Malayalam actress said she has full faith in the police probe in the case.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Praying for 'safety', old woman flips coins in plane's engine
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) A woman has been placed under investigation in Shanghai city for flipping coins into an aircraft engine to "pray for safety".
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Brisk walk every 30 min may cut heart disease risk
Wellington, June 27 (IANS) Do you spend your day sitting for long hours? Beware, it may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Getting up and taking brisk walks for two minutes every half an hour may significantly lower the level of fatty acids that lead to clogged arteries, researchers say.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Chile will enter Confederations Cup final: Vidal
Kazan (Russia), June 27 (IANS) Star Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal asserted on Tuesday that his team will overcome Portugal in the Confederations Cup semi-final and meet reigning World Cup champions Germany in the title clash.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Sikh couple in UK denied adoption over 'cultural heritage'
London, June 27 (IANS) A Sikh couple in Britain were refused permission to adopt a white child here because of their "cultural heritage" and were instead advised to adopt a child from India.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Calling his hecklers unwell, Goa minister withdraws complaint
Panaji, June 27 (IANS) Describing the two women who heckled him and "insulted" the national flag on Sunday as "unwell", Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said that he has instructed his bodyguard to withdraw the complaint against the two.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
50,000 Delhi cloth shops down shutters to protest GST
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Around 50,000 wholesale cloth shops were shut in the national capital on Tuesday in protest against the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that is to roll out from July 1.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Canon India launches two new models of 'PIXMA' printers
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Aiming to augment the smart printing experience of home users, digital imaging company Canon India on Tuesday announced the expansion of its Inkjet wireless range with the launch of two new models of PIXMA printers.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US clears sale of Guardian drones to India
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The US has cleared sale of predator Guardian drones to India with the two countries pledging to deepen their defence and security cooperation.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Dalai Lama to celebrate 82nd birthday in Leh
Dharamsala, June 27 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will celebrate his 82nd birthday next month with the people of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, an aide said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Two TMC factions clash, four hurt in bombing
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) At least four persons were injured on Tuesday when two opposing groups of the ruling Trinamool Congress clashed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Netherlands sign 3 agreements
The Hague, June 27 (IANS) India and the Netherlands on Tuesday signed three agreements, including a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on water cooperation, following a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Dutch Premier Mark Rutte here.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy
GST spooks investors, Sensex closes below 31,000-mark (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The benchmark equity index BSE Sensex on Tuesday slipped below the crucial 31,000-point mark after 21 consecutive sessions as investors booked profits prior to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ronaldo can play for any EPL club, says former teammate Meireles
Porto, June 27 (IANS) Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo's former teammate Raul Meireles has said any English Premier League (EPL) club would be the Real Madrid star's ideal destination if he decides to leave Spain.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Congress slams Modi government over US terming J&K 'Indian-administered'
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday criticised the Centre for not objecting to the phrase "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir" used by the US government in its order designating Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist, and accused the Modi government of "pseudo nationalism".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Make your leather bags last longer
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Investing in an expensive leather bag is easy, but to make them last a long time it's imperative to maintain them well.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Water exists in two different forms, shows a study
London, June 27 (IANS) Water comes in two different forms -- low density and high density, new research has found.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Shastri to apply for India coach: Reports
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Former India skipper Ravi Shastri has reportedly decided to throw his hat into the ring as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hunts for the next India head coach following the controversial exit of leg-spin legend Anil Kumble.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Prakash Raj gives house as Eid gift to poor family
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) Actor Prakash Raj gifted a house to a poor Muslim family in Telangana on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kerala IT@School to raise Rs 10 crore by disposing off e-waste
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) In a first, the state-run IT@School Project will raise Rs 10 crore by disposing off around one crore kg of e-waste and will use the money to buy new computers for schools, said an official.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Education
Mumbai to host India's biggest apparel trade expo in July
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) With the participation of around 1,000 brands, Mumbai is set to host the largest apparel trade show in India, the 65th National Garment Fair, from July 10 to 12, an official said here on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
SAP India, MSME Ministry join hands to launch Bharat ERP
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Software major SAP India on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to jointly launch Bharat ERP -- a programme to empower small businesses digitally.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress wants central health team in Kerala over fever outbreak
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) With the death toll in Kerala due to various types of fevers, including dengue and typhoid, crossing over 200, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday demanded that a central expert team be sent to the state to detect some of the new diseases reported.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
India, Netherlands on same page in global issues: Modi
The Hague, June 27 (IANS) India and the Netherlands are on the same page on several global issues, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday as Dutch Premier Mark Rutte hailed India's emergence both from the political and economic point of view as a welcome development.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Netherlands,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Five farmers commit suicide in MP
Bhopal, June 27 (IANS) Five farmers committed suicide in different parts of Madhya Pradesh reportedly due to debt and other problems since Sunday evening, taking the total number of such farmer deaths to 27 in over a fortnight.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
US-led air strike kills 57 in IS-held prison
Damascus, June 27 (IANS) At least 57 inmates and guards were killed when a US-led air strike targeted a prison under Islamic State control in eastern Syria, a monitor group said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BHEL bags order for 15 MW solar photovoltaic power plant
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) State-run BHEL on Tuesday said that it has secured an order for setting up a 15 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plant on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis, in Gujarat.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Declare St Teresa's birthday 'Compassion Day': Mumbai NGO to UN
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) A Mumbai-based NGO on Tuesday urged the United Nations to declare August 26, the birth anniversary of St Mother Teresa, International Compassion Day.
2017-06-27
Category: International, India,National
'US threats to Syria over potential chemical attack unacceptable'
Moscow, June 27 (IANS) Threats by the US to the Syrian regime warning of the consequences of a possible chemical weapons attack were unacceptable, the Russian government said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security
Four million in persistent poverty in Britain
London, June 27 (IANS) More than seven percent of the British population, amounting to 4.6 million people, live in persistent poverty, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a report on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Jammu region, Kashmir Valley sharply divided over GST (News Analysis)
Jammu/Srinagar, June 27 (IANS) In Jammu and Kashmir -- the only state in the country that is yet to approve implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime -- opinion is sharply divided between the Kashmir Valley and the Jammu region over the issue.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Malinga faces disciplinary action over media comments
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Veteran Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga will face a disciplinary inquiry from the national cricket board for "repeated breaches" of the terms of his contract.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Libyan man burns himself in protest in Tripoli
Tripoli, June 27 (IANS) A Libyan young man on Tuesday burned himself in central Tripoli in protest against his poor living conditions.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Karan Sharma to play grey character for first time
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actor Karan Sharma, best known for his positive roles in shows like "Baa Bahoo Aur Baby", "Pavitra Rishta" and "Kaala Teeka", will be seen playing a grey character for the first time in horror show "Cheekh.. Ek Khaufnak Sach".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US-led air strike kills 57 in IS-held prison
Damascus, June 27 (IANS) At least 57 inmates were killed when a US-led air strike targeted a prison under Islamic State control in eastern Syria, Xinhua news agency quoted a monitor group as saying on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Why should caste be an issue in Presidential election: Meira Kumar
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said there should not be "one upmanship of caste" for the post of President and stressed that the July 17 election will be fought on the basis of ideology and not caste.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Always a positive working experience with Akshay: Producer
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has associated with Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia's Friday Filmworks for the fifth time with "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha". Bhatia says working with Akshay is always a pleasant experience.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Irrfan Khan channels his 'inner hipster' in New York
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan was spotted flaunting his hipster look in New York.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India, Netherlands on same page on global issues: Modi
The Hague, June 27 (IANS) India and the Netherlands are on the same page on several global issues, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Netherlands,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Truvison launches smart TV at Rs 46,999
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Consumer electronics company Truvison on Tuesday launched its smart TV series TX5067 at Rs 46,999 for Indian consumers, the London-based company said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Dhanraj Pillay to be conferred East Bengal club's Bharat Gaurav award
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Former India hockey skipper Dhanraj Pillay will be conferred East Bengal football club's highest honour -- Bharat Gaurav -- on its foundation day ceremony on August 1, the club's assistant general secretary Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,Hockey
Smith advises struggling de Villiers to quit ODI captaincy
Johannesburg, June 27 (IANS) Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith has advised a struggling AB De Villiers to focus on limited overs cricket and give up the One-day International (ODI) captaincy to fully concentrate on his batting.
2017-06-27
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Trump-Modi warmth aimed at China: NYT
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The bonhomie US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi displayed at their meeting here was partly aimed at China, the New York Times has said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts
New York, June 27 (IANS) Using machine learning algorithm, US researchers have developed a novel brain imaging technology that can "read minds" and identify complex thoughts with 87 per cent accuracy.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Apple acquires German eye-tracking company
San Francisco, June 27 (IANS) Apple on Tuesday confirmed its acquisition of SensoMotoric Instruments, a German computer vision company specialising in augmented reality (AR) and eye tracking, media reported.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mission XI Million Football Festival held in Aizawl
Aizawl, June 27 (IANS) Around 7,500 children from close to a hundred schools participated in the Mission XI Million Festival of football here on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Vivo extends IPL sponsorship contract by five years
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo on Tuesday extended the title sponsorship contract with the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) by five more years, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Almost resigned from RBI on differences with Chidambaram, says ex-Governor Y.V. Reddy
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) As the key figure in the balance of power between the government and the Reserve Bank of India, former RBI Governor Y.V. Reddy once contemplated resignation, and had to even offer an unconditional apology to the minister, his autobiography reveals.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kaushik Basu is new International Economic Association president
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Finance Ministry's former Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu has taken over as President of the International Economic Association (IEA), according to a statement from Cornell University in the US.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
10 million tonnes of fish go waste every year: Study
Toronto, June 27 (IANS) Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the world's oceans every year, new research has found.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Police bungled Malayalam actress kidnap case: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday alleged that the Malayalam actress kidnap case has been bungled by Kerala Police.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Childhood asthma may up risk of heart failure
New York, June 27 (IANS) Individuals with a history of asthma from childhood may be at a greater risk of experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and eventually heart failure in adulthood, researchers have warned.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
China lodges protest, asks India to withdraw troops
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it has complained to India about Indian troops "trespassing" the Chinese boundary, hinting that pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar won't resume until the soldiers were withdrawn.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
WWE to telecast Mae Young Classic tourney
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) network on Tuesday confirmed the telecast of the first-ever Mae Young Classic women's tournament, which will feature India's Kavita Devi.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Modi gifts shawls, bracelet, Lincoln stamp to Trumps
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania a range of gifts, including a hamper containing a traditional, handcrafted silver bracelet and hand-woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
EU fines Google $2.7 billion for abusing search monopoly
London, June 27 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday slapped technology giant Google with a record fine of 2.42 billion euros or $2.7 billion for breaching European Union (EU) antitrust rules by abusing the monopoly it enjoys over internet search.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Almost resigned from RBI on differences with Chidambaram, says ex-Governor Y.V. Reddy
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) As the key figure in the balance of power between the government and the Reserve Bank of India, former RBI Governor Y.V. Reddy once contemplated resignation, and had to even offer an unconditional apology to the minister, his autobiography reveals.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ex-French PM exits Socialist Party
Paris, June 27 (IANS) Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday announced that he was exiting the outgoing ruling Socialist Party and wants to join President Emmanuel Macron's parliamentary majority.
2017-06-27
Category: International, France,Politics
Sri Lanka seeks assistance for elephant conservation
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the World Bank to conserve its wild elephant population, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Don't fall into US trap and suffer, Chinese writer tells India
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) India will suffer "catastrophic results" if it become a pawn in US attempts to counter China, a Chinese commentator has said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
'The Fakir of Venice' to open 8th Jagran Film Festival in Delhi
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Farhan Akhtar starrer "The Fakir of Venice" will be the opening movie at the 8th Jagran Film Festival, which will start here from July 1.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Morcha holds rally in Darjeeling, burns GTA accord papers
Darjeeling, June 27 (IANS) In a bid to cut all ties with the West Bengal government and to protest the development board of the North Bengal hills, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Tuesday burnt documents of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) agreement.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nail the nail art trends - here's how
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Nail marbling, mirror nails or 3D nail art - its time to have some fun with your nail art, say experts.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Study expects 2 billion climate change refugees by 2100
New York, June 27 (IANS) Global mean sea level rise may dislocate hundreds of millions of people by 2100, making about one-fifth of the world's population -- two billion people -- climate change refugees, says a study.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Yogi claims UP has changed in 100 days
Lucknow, June 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday completed 100 days in office and said that a lot of work has been done on improving roads, strengthening infrastructure, bettering law and order and providing better healthcare.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Night shifts may hamper DNA repair
New York, June 27 (IANS) If you are working on night shifts regularly, chances are your body's ability to repair DNA damage may get hampered, suggest researchers led by one of Indian-origin.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
GST, selling pressure spook investors, markets close lower
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Caution ahead of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and heavy selling pressure in banking, capital goods and automobile stocks pulled the Indian equity markets lower on Wednesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Uranus' unusual rotation creates light switch effect: Study
New York, June 27 (IANS) Uranus' magnetosphere -- the region defined by the icy planet's magnetic field and the material trapped inside it -- gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet, scientists have discovered.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Bumrah rises to second in T20I rankings; Kohli leads batting chart
Dubai, June 27 (IANS) Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah rose to the second spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 International (T20I) rankings for bowlers while skipper Virat Kohli retained the top spot among the batsmen.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Google to hold workshops for SMBs for digital presence
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Targeting the small and medium business (SMB) enterprises, Google India Private Ltd will hold 5,000 offline workshops over the next three years, a company official said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
'Spain's Catholic Church tax exemptions may be unlawful aid'
Brussels, June 27 (IANS) Tax exemptions for the Catholic Church in Spain may constitute unlawful state aid if granted in relation to economic activities, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Kiara Advani joins sets of Mahesh Babu's film
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani, last seen on screen in Hindi film "Machine", on Tuesday joined the sets of her maiden Telugu film "Bharat Ane Nenu".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
China promises fewer restrictions on foreign companies
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday urged foreign companies to invest in the East Asian country, assuring them of fewer restrictions.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Pakistan defends Salahuddin, to keep backing Kashmir struggle
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday described as "completely unjustified" the US' designation of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist and said it will continue its "political, diplomatic and moral support for ... the Kashmiri people".
2017-06-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
My biopic would be boring, says SRK
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan doesn't find his life's story interesting and "controversial" enough for a biopic. He says that, in fact, it would be "boring" unless he decides to write it on his own.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ganguly in BCCI's new 7-member Special Committee
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly was on Tuesday named in the seven-member Special Committee formed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to identify the critical points in implementation of the Lodha Committee reforms.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Meira Kumar to begin election campaign from Sabarmati Ashram
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said she will start her election campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on June 30.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ricky Martin promises his wedding will be big event
London, June 27 (IANS) Around seven months after Ricky Martin announced his engagement to Jwan Yosef, the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer says he is sure his wedding will be a "big" affair.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kourtney Kardashian splits from Younes Bendjima
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian has reportedly called it quits with her beau Younes Bendjima.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi gifts shawls, bracelet, Lincoln stamp to Trumps
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania a range of gifts including a hamper containing a traditional, handcrafted silver bracelet and hand-woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
No questions allowed at Trump-Modi media meet
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Journalists who attended the media briefing by President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were told ahead of time that no questions would be allowed - a break from the tradition of two questions asked from each press delegation.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Diplomacy
After US visit, Modi arrives in the Netherlands
Amsterdam, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Tuesday on the third and final leg of his three-nation tour, after his high profile US visit and meeting with President Donald Trump.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy
US, India tell Pakistan: Don't let terrorists use your territory
Washington, June 27 (IANS) In a strong message to Islamabad, the US and India have told Pakistan to ensure its territory is not used for terror attacks on other countries and asked it to bring to justice terrorists blamed for attacks in Mumbai and other places in India.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7
Seoul, June 27 (IANS) Samsung Electronics will soon begin selling a refurbished version of its controversial Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, which cost the company millions in losses last year following repeated reports of handsets catching fire.
2017-06-27
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Vidya Balan returns as ambassador for IFFM
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan is returning as ambassador of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), which will be held this year August 10-22, showcasing over 60 films. She is happy about women representation at the gala.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jolie urges children to fight for universal human rights
London, June 27 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie, who is UNHCR Special Envoy and harnesses her fame to help child refugees in war-torn countries of the world, has urged children to stand up and help the adults in order to fight for universal human rights.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Golf Club 'apologises' to member for asking Meghalaya guest to leave
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi Golf Club on Tuesday said it has apologised to a member whose guest from Meghalaya was asked to leave the club for wearing a Jainsem, a traditional dress worn by Khasi women, and that disciplinary action against the erring staff "is in process".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Human Interest/Society
Alia, Varun launch Ganapati song from 'Bhikari'
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan came together to launch a Ganapati song from choreographer-director Ganesh Acharya's upcoming Marathi film "Bhikari".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
United ex-star Giggs hints at bit role for Rooney
London, June 27 (IANS) If Wayne Rooney can accept a bit-part role as opposed to the mainstay he was at English football giants Manchester United a few years back, the English forward could have a future at the club, former United star Ryan Giggs said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Morcha holds rally in Darjeeling, burns GTA accord papers
Darjeeling, June 27 (IANS) In a bid to sever all ties with the West Bengal government, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha on Tuesday burnt the documents of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration agreement to protest the development board of north hills.
2017-06-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
US, India ask Pakistan not to let terrorists use its territory
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The US and India have urged Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kaspersky Lab's new technology to protect against audio spying
Moscow, June 27 (IANS) To help people protect themselves from the threat of audio surveillance, Russian security software firm Kaspersky Lab has developed a method to counteract unauthorised access to microphone data on Windows devices.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Business/Economy
China lodges protest with India, demands troops withdrawal
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it had complained to India about Indian troops trespassing the Chinese boundary and asked it to withdraw them immediately.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Israel bombards Hamas positions in Gaza
Tel Aviv, June 27 (IANS) The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on Tuesday bombarded two Hamas positions, the governing authority in the Gaza Strip, following a missile attack on Israeli territory that caused no casualties.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
Beauty of short films is they're out-of-the-box: Mandira Bedi
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Films are few and far between for actress Mandira Bedi, who considers television a "conservative medium". But she says she is attracted to short films as they are experimental.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Trend Micro launches $100 million venture fund
Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) Tokyo-headquartered cybersecurity major Trend Micro Incorporated on Tuesday announced the launch of a corporate venture fund to explore emerging technology markets.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Why should caste be an issue in presidential poll: Meira Kumar
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday wondered why caste should be an issue in the Presidential election, and lamented that for the first time caste was being made an issue in the election to the country's highest office.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Record numbers attend Spanish La Liga matches for season
Madrid, June 27 (IANS) The 2016-17 season in the Spanish La Liga set a new record in fans turning up at stadiums to watch the matches, the organising body of Spanish football has confirmed.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Facebook's Messenger adds masks, animated emoji to video chats
San Francisco, June 27 (IANS) Aiming to take on its competitors, and make video chats with your friends and family in Messenger a whole lot more fun, Facebook has now added four new features -- animated reactions, filters, masks and effects, and the ability to take screenshots -- for one-on-one and group video chats.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
'Atomic Blonde' to release in India on August 11
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron starrer "Atomic Blonde" will release in India on August 11.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Duhamel to turn director with 'The Buddy Games'
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) After a successful career in front of camera, actor Josh Duhamel is all set to go behind the camera to direct his first movie "The Buddy Games".
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't just look fit, stay healthy: Yami Gautam
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam says it is important not to lose sight of healthy living in the quest to attain the perfect frame.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The Indian equity markets traded in the red during the post-afternoon session on Tuesday, as caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) launch and heavy selling pressure in banking, capital goods and automobile stocks subdued investors' sentiments.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Is Khloe Kardashian engaged?
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has sparked engagement rumours with her boyfriend and basketball player Tristan Thompson after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I've great respect for Indian cinema, actors: 'Blacklist' star
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Diego Klattenhoff says he has great respect for Indian cinema, and how it touches life of people around the world. The Canadian actor says he would love to cross over to the Indian industry through a film.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China's desert greening inspires world: UN
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's success in reforesting a major desert which was once a source of frequent sandstorms has provided ideas for other countries battling desertification, a top UN official said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Samantha takes on rural avatar for 'Rangasthalam'
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, mostly popular for playing glamorous roles, will be seen in a completely rural avatar in upcoming Telugu 1980s set romantic drama "Rangasthalam".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Fintech firm Rubique goes regional
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Fintech firm Rubique on Tuesday launched its mobile app in Hindi, Marathi and Bengali that will help more users to register as business associates and earn on every loan reference.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology
Real Madrid defender Llorente joins Real Sociedad
Madrid, June 27 (IANS) Spanish football club Real Sociedad has confirmed the signing of Real Madrid defender Diego Llorente on a five-year deal.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sri Lanka to begin clean-up to battle dengue
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Tuesday said it will launch a major clean-up of cities around the country as the number of people affected by dengue continues to rise.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Prohibitory orders in MP town after communal tension
Alirajpur (Madhya Pradesh), June 27 (IANS) Prohibitory orders were clamped in Azad Nagar of Madhya Pradesh's Alirajpur district following communal tension, police said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fiorentina owners put club up for sale after complaints from fans
Rome, June 27 (IANS) The owners of Fiorentina put the Italian football club up for sale after criticism from the team's fans, according to an official statement.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
'Half of highly skilled EU workers may leave UK in 5 years'
London, June 27 (IANS) Close to nearly half of highly skilled workers from the EU are most likely to leave the UK in the next five years, a new report into the impact of Brexit on the jobs market revealed on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
Man held for raping minor in Delhi
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 28-year-old man was arrested here on Tuesday on charges of raping his 12-year-old neighbour, police said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manchester City eyeing Brazilian teenager Douglas
Rio de Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) English football club Manchester City are preparing a proposal to sign Vasco da Gama's Brazil under-20 midfielder Douglas, according to media reports.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Mukesh Chhabra wants to cast reality TV show girl
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Popular casting director Mukesh Chhabra says he wants to cast children's reality TV show "Sabse Bada Kalakar" contestant Mahi Soni in his future venture.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Promise of social development requires more than economic growth
The obsession with economic growth blinds the government from focusing on the issues that matter. The citizens nowadays do not want their economies to be just on the wealth creation track. In their view, a successful economy should be able to provide them with state-of-the-art health facilities; world class educational landscape; and strong property rights, apart from delivering sustainable economic growth.
2017-06-27
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SRK thanks fans on clocking 25 years in Bollywood
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has thanked all his fans and well-wishers for supporting him in his "glorious journey" of over two decades in the Hindi filmdom.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British Queen's income to increase
London, June 27 (IANS) The British Queen's income is set increase to over 82 million pounds ($104 million) due to a government decision to increase her funding to cover "essential works" to Buckingham Palace, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Snapchat's new Snap Map feature raises privacy concerns
San Francisco, June 27 (IANS) A new update to the photo-sharing app Snapchat that allows certain users to track down your exact location is raising privacy concerns for parents and child safety advocates.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
Singer Charlotte Church suffers miscarriage
London, June 27 (IANS) Singer Charlotte Church, who was expecting her third child, has had a miscarriage.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Twitter can detect riots faster than police: Study
London, June 27 (IANS) With people increasingly taking to the social media, especially Twitter, to report or update events, observations and occurrences, new research says the micro-blogging site can track and detect major disruptive events faster than the police.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Panamagate probe team summons Sharif's daughter
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, has been summoned to appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in connection with the Panama Papers probe into the family's assets, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
More veggies a day may cut early menopause risk
New York, June 27 (IANS) A single daily serving of vegetable protein from foods such as whole grains, soy and tofu may protect women from early menopause and could prolong their reproductive function, researchers say.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Lugano signs contract extension with Sao Paulo
Rio de Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Former Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has signed a deal to stay with Sao Paulo until the end of the year, the Brazilian football club said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'India rejigging bilateral science schemes to fit in with national plans'
Lindau (Germany), June 27 (IANS) India is reorienting some of its bilateral science and technology schemes with partnering nations to fit in with its national priorities such as Make in India and Smart City project, according to a top Indian official.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Switzerland,Science/Tech,Technology
Montpellier confirm Mounie's departure for promoted EPL team
Paris, June 27 (IANS) France's Ligue 1 football side Montpellier have announced that their striker Steve Mounie was set to join promoted English Premier League (EPL) team Huddersfield Town.
2017-06-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
White House sends FBI director nomination to Senate
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The White House has formally sent to the Senate the nomination of Christopher Wray as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the media reported.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Any recognition motivates you to do better: Comedian Vir Das
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Indian actor-comedian Vir Das, who made it to an international Variety Magazine's '10 Comedians to Watch' list of 2017 earlier this month, says any kind of recognition sets a certain kind of expectation -- motivating you to keep doing better.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Justin Bieber to team up with Brazilian star
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber is ready to team up with Brazilian superstar Anitta to work on a new song.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Varun, Alia 'honoured' to launch 'Bhikari' music
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt say it was an honour for them to launch the music for choreographer Ganesh Acharya's maiden Marathi directorial "Bhikari".
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
My live shows are live: Ed Sheeran hits back
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran, who is due to perform in India later this year, has hit back after he was accused of not performing live at his Glastonbury concert.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump unpopular worldwide, American image suffers: Survey
Washington, June 27 (IANS) President Donald Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the US have also declined steeply in many nations, a new survey has revealed.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Cameroonian striker Joel nets brace to sink former club
Rio de Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Cameroonian striker Joel Tagueu scored two first-half goals as Brazilian football club Avai upset hosts Botafogo 2-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Modi-Trump summit: Hugs, business and support for India (Comment)
If hugs and handshakes are markers to personal and bilateral relationships, then the first get-to-know meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump seems to have been singularly successful.
2017-06-27
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
5 dead in Delhi fire
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Five persons, including a six-year-old girl, have died and four others injured in a fire that broke out in a slum here, the city police said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Got to know Sanjay Dutt as a human being with biopic: Vicky Kaushal
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal says the audience will get to know the true story of actor Sanjay Dutt minus his star status in filmmaker Rajkummar Hiranis untitled upcoming biopic.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Yogi completes 100 days as Uttar Pradesh CM
Lucknow, June 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday completed 100 days in office and said he was committed to the welfare of the farmers and poor.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dravidian assault: Bahubali may save Bollywood from its mindless exertions (Comment: Special to IANS)
There is a scene in Richard Attenboroughs film "Gandhi" where Shriram Lagoo playing Gopal Krishna Gokhale prevails upon the South Africa-returned barrister Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi (played by Ben Kingsley) to travel all over India.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Cinema/Showbiz
Birth-photography: Framing labour room moments for eternity (Lifestyle Trends)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Happiness knows no bound for a mother who holds her baby for the first time after battling with the excruciating pain undergone during the labour hours. What if one gets a chance to look back at those moments later?
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Kiren Rijiju praises Kailash Kher for 'divine voice'
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has praised singer Kailash Kher, who performed here for a charity, and said the country is blessed to have such a divine voice with kind heart.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
US House panel unveils $696.5 bn defence policy bill
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The US House Armed Services Committee unveiled a $696.5 billion defence policy bill that is more than what was requested previously by President Donald Trump, the media reported.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
'Thugs Of Hindostan' is rough, tough: Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is busy with his next "Thugs Of Hindostan", says the film is rough and tough.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australian population aging, more diverse, less religious: Study
Canberra, June 27 (IANS) The Australian population is aging, more ethnically diverse and less religious than in the past, according to the 2016 national census released on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
EU to slap Google with record-breaking fine on Tuesday: Report
London, June 27 (IANS) The European Union is slated to announce on Tuesday the imposition of a record-breaking fine of more than 1.1 billion euros, or nearly $1.2 billion, on Google for abusing its monopoly over internet search, media reported.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
'Stopped Mansarovar pilgrims as Indian troops crossed border'
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it stopped Indian pilgrims from travelling to the Kailash Mansarovar due to the ongoing face-off between the troops of the two nations triggered by Indian soldiers who crossed the Chinese border.
2017-06-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
2nd n-plant at Kudankulam to restart generation soon
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will restart generation soon, said a senior official of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).
2017-06-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Apple, Cisco to help firms get cyber security insurance discounts
Las Vegas, June 27 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed plans to collaborate with networking and security major Cisco to get discounts on cyber-security insurance premium for businesses that use products of both companies.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Honduras,Technology,Business/Economy
Saving Bangladesh rivers from dying is a daunting task
Experts and environmentalists have criticised Bangladesh's environment agency for its decision to declare four dying rivers around Dhaka as ecologically critical areas (ECA).
2017-06-27
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
US social media networks, Microsoft join to fight terror
Washington, June 27 (IANS) US social media networks Facebook, Twitter and YouTube joined hands with tech giant Microsoft to launch a forum aimed to help make their "consumer services hostile to terrorists and violent extremists".
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism
NASA says no pending announcement on alien life
Washington, June 27 (IANS) US space agency NASA said that it has no pending announcement regarding extraterrestrial life, following a wave of media reports that it was about to announce the evidence of alien life.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Media,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Hot Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) It was a hot Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Traffic resumes on Badrinath highway
Dehradun, June 27 (IANS) The Badrinath highway which was closed after heavy rain and landslides around midnight, opened on Tuesday morning, an official said.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
Pyongyang calls Trump's 'America First' policy contemporary Nazism
Pyongyang, June 27 (IANS) North Korea on Tuesday criticised US President Donald Trump's "America First" policy calling this ideology "Nazism in the 21st Century", a state-media report said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Positive global cues buoy equity markets
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues buoyed the Indian equity markets during the early morning trade session on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Syria preparing for chemical weapons attack: US
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The White House said that there were "potential preparations" for another chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime and warned the country's President Bashar al-Assad of a "heavy price" if it is carried out, the media reported.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5 dead in Delhi fire
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Five persons including a six-year-old girl have died and four others injured in a fire that broke out in a slum here, police said on Tuesday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brazil's Temer charged with corruption
Brasilia, June 27 (IANS) Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with accepting bribes by the country's chief prosecutor, a media report said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US warns Syria on 'chemical attack plan'
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The US says it has identified "potential preparations" for another chemical attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Bashar al-Assad government, a media report said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tom Hardy poses for selfies at petrol station
London, June 27 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy stunned his fans when he stopped at a petrol station here and cheerfully posed for photographs while preparing for his motorcycle test.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Britain's largest-ever warship sets sail
London, June 27 (IANS) A massive new aircraft carrier -- the largest warship ever built for the Britain's Royal Navy -- on Monday took to the seas from a northeastern Scottish dockyard as it was set to undergo two years of trials.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
US Senate healthcare reform bill would leave 22 mn without coverage
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The healthcare reform bill being discussed by the US Senate would leave 22 million people without medical insurance by 2026, of whom 15 million would drop off the roles in the first year after its implementation, the Congressional Budget Office calculates in a report.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
I'm trying to stay out of politics: Ivanka Trump
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Ivanka Trump, the older daughter of US President Donald Trump, said that she is trying to "stay out of 'politics'" despite occupying a key advisory role to her father along with her husband Jared Kushner.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tupac Shakur was 'assaulted by predatory prisoners'
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) The script of Tupac Shakur's biopic "All Eyez On Me", penned by director John Singleton before he left the project, included a scene in which the late rapper was assaulted by a group of "predatory and degenerate" prisoners.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Palestinians demand payment of political prisoner wages
Ramallah, June 27 (IANS) A group of former prisoners continued a series of public protests to demand that the Palestinian National Authority pay them the salaries allocated to those incarcerated in Israeli jails and their relatives.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Belgium to invest 7 bn euros to counter extremist content online
Brussels, June 27 (IANS) Belgium is to spend 6.8 million euros ($7.6 billion) on a so-called supersoftware to identify terrorists who browse web pages with extremist content, a minister said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Technology,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Catholics should care for the sick, says Pope
Vatican City, June 27 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis urged Catholics to take care of the sick, saying this made them an invaluable source of wealth for society and "a conscious instrument of grace".
2017-06-27
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion
350 migrants land in Sicily, 6 traffickers held
Rome, June 27 (IANS/AKI) Police in Sicily arrested a Nigerian, a Bangladeshi and a Gambian accused of people trafficking after a boat with 267 migrants on board arrived at the port of Pozzallo. Police also held three Ukraians after 100 migrants landed in eastern Sicily.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna want to get along
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Reality TV personality Rob Kardashian and model Blac Chyna are not back together but want to get along for the sake of their daughter, a source in the know has said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India, US vow to fight terror, boost economic cooperation (Roundup)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) India and the US on Monday reiterated their commitment to cooperate in the fight against international terrorism even as the two sides agreed to boost economic cooperation following the first ever meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Vatican expresses 'grave concern' over missing Chinese bishop
Vatican City, 24 June 27 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican expressed "grave concern" over the fate of a Chinese bishop arrested in May, Peter Shao Zhumin.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion
Modi invites Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation in India
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump to India, to lead the US delegation of entrepreneurs.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
I'll become a better man: Chance the Rapper
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) American hip-hip star Chance The Rapper has promised to become a "better man" after becoming the youngest ever winner of the Humanitarian prize at the BET Awards.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India's benefit lies in strong America: Modi
Washington, June 27 (IANS) India on Monday said that the best of its benefits lies with a strong and successful America even as the two sides reiterated cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
S. Korea finds another stranded N. Korean boat with 8 on board
Seoul, June 27 (IANS) The South Korean coast guard found another North Korean boat adrift in its waters with eight crewmen on board, officials said.
2017-06-27
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Romanian President appoints new Prime Minister
Bucharest, June 27 (IANS) Romanian President Klaus Iohannis appointed Social Democrat Mihai Tudose, candidate proposed by the parliamentary majority, as Prime Minister and mandated him to form a new government.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Romania,Politics
Justin Bieber comforts fan like a friend
Dublin, June 27 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber displayed his softer side as he hugged a fan after playing at a sold out show here.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Ireland,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India-US delegation-level talks start
Washington, June 27 (IANS) India and the US started delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump at the White House here on Monday.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Hijacked Thai oil tanker returns safely from Malaysia
Bangkok, June 27 (IANS) Thai navy confirmed that a Thai oil tanker which was hijacked by a pirate vessel in Malaysian waters had returned to Thailand, the media reported.
2017-06-27
Category: International, Thailand,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
It's an honour for 125 billion Indians: Modi at White House
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached White House on Monday afternoon where US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed him.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Pitt, Miller get cosy at musical fest
London, June 27 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt has again sparked dating rumours with actress Sienna Miller after the two were spotted getting cosy during a VIP party at the Glastonbury music festival here.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British PM outlines 9-point plan for EU nationals post-Brexit
London, June 27 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined a nine-point plan stating the rights of more than 3 million European Union (EU) citizens to remain in Britain after Brexit.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Trump hails SC decision as victory for US security
Washington, June 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump hailed the Supreme Court decision to allow the entry into force of some portions of his travel ban denying entry to refugees and citizens of six Muslim-majority nations, saying that it will allow him to "protect" the country.
2017-06-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress seeks PM, Sushma statement on China move against pilgrims
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Congress on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj make a "comprehensive statement" on China's move to stop Indian pilgrims from travelling to Kailash Mansarovar.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar joins Twitter
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar, who will file her nomination papers on Wednesday, the last day for filing nominations, joined social networking site Twitter on Monday.
2017-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Terror, Afghanistan figure in Modi's meets with Mattis, Tillerson
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The global fight against terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan figured prominently when US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here ahead of his summit-level meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Azad slams Nitish for his remark on Meira Kumar
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday made a veiled attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying people with one principle make one decision and those having multiple principles make different decisions.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man stabbed to death by neighbour in Delhi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A man was stabbed to death while two of his friends sustained critical injuries when they tried to intervene to stop the fight in a west Delhi area, police said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese troops cross Sikkim border, Indian Army chief to visit
Shillong, June 26 (IANS) Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel breached the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Sikkim and destroyed two makeshift military bunkers over a week ago in Lalten area of Doka La sector, an official said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US declares Syed Salahuddin global terrorist
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Hours before the Modi-Trump meet, the US on Monday declared the Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
US declares Syed Salahuddin global terrorist
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The US on Monday designated the Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Prosthetic arm for Bengaluru techie as crocodile bites off forearm
Bengaluru, June 26 (IANS) A 26-year-old city techie will soon have a prosthetic arm fitted, after a crocodile bit off his left forearm in a nearby lake on Sunday, said a private hospital doctor on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Chinese, Indian troops face off on border, China slams Indian 'provocation'
New Delhi/Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Indian and Chinese troops faced off along the border in Sikkim, with reports that the Chinese troops entered the Indian side and destroyed two Indian Army bunkers.
2017-06-26
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Lenders might need to raise provisioning to deal with NPAs: Crisil
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Lenders might need to raise provisioning to deal with large stressed assets, credit ratings agency Crisil said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Left denounces racist slogans raised during anti-Gorkhaland protest
Darjeeling, June 26 (IANS) In a reference to Sunday's anti-Gorkhaland protests in north Bengal's Siliguri, some Left Front leaders on Monday said raising racist slogans against a certain community is disrespectful to the martyrs who fought for unity in the hills.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Alliance Air to operate six new flights from July
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Air India's subsidiary Alliance Air on Monday said that it will commence six new flights from next month.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ex-Judge Karnan writes to Bengal governor for bail
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan has written to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi seeking bail or parole, his counsel Mathew J. Nedumpara said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Iranian leader backs Palestine, Kashmir struggle
Tehran, June 26 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday called the cause of Palestine a major issue of the Islamic world and also urged Muslims to support the "people of Bahrain, Kashmir and Yemen".
2017-06-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
SRK: Have been reading Mahabharat
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Shah Rukh Khan, who has earlier expressed his interest in making a movie on Mahabharat, on Monday said he has been reading the epic for one-and-a-half years.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian, Pakistani army clash on LoC
Jammu, June 26 (IANS) The Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing on Monday evening on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Indian, Pakistani troops exchange sweets
Jammu, June 26 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops on Monday greeted each other and exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
US Defence Secretary, Secretary of State call on Modi
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held talks with US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, ahead of his meeting with President Donald Trump.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
RIL to seek shareholders' approval to raise Rs 25,000 cr
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Reliance Industries on Monday said that it will seek shareholder's approval to issue redeemable non-convertible debentures on private placement basis to raise Rs 25,000 crore.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Frank de Boer named Crystal Palace coach
London, June 26 (IANS) Crystal Palace on Monday announced the appointment of Dutch Frank de Boer as coach of the English Premier League side on a three-year contract until 2020.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Floods kill 28 in China
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Floods caused by heavy rains have killed 28 people in China in four days and left another 16 missing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Swede man held captive in Mali since 2011 freed
Stockholm, June 26 (IANS) Johan Gustafsson, a 42-year-old Swede man kidnapped by an Al Qaeda linked group in Mali since 2011, has been released, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Sweden,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women's World Cup: Australia beat West Indies by eight wickets
Somerset, June 26 (IANS) Riding on opener Nicole Bolton's unbeaten century, Australia defeated West Indies by eight wickets in the ICC Women's cricket World Cup here on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Africa steps up momentum in calling for UN reform (Roundup)
Kampala, June 26 (IANS) African leaders will next month gather at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Ethiopia to adopt proposals that the continent gets two permanent seats at the UN Security Council.
2017-06-26
Category: International, South Africa,Diplomacy
Iran Supreme Leader backs Palestine, urges resistance against Israel
Tehran, June 26 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday called the cause of Palestine as a major issue of the Islamic world and urged Muslims to fight Israel with "whatever means possible".
2017-06-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Ricciardo terms Vettel as 'passion, hunger driven'
Baku (Azerbaijan), June 26 (IANS) Formula one Azerbaijan grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo on Monday said that Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was passion driven following the incident that took place with Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton here.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Sports,Motorsports
ED summons Narada sting accused police officer
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Narada sting case accused Indian Police Service (IPS) officer S.M.H. Mirza, an official said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New terminal to come up at Agra airport
Agra June 26 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned Rs 64.94 crore for a new international terminal building at the Agra airport, an official said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
GJM delegation hands over resignation from GTA to Governor
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) A three-member delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi here on Monday to formally submit their resignation letters from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the developmental board in the northern West Bengal hills.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Set up new office for my next with Anand Rai, says SRK
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan said on Monday that he has set up a office specially for his upcoming film with Anand L. Rai due to the technical requirements.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
GJM threatens to intensify Gorkhaland stir with fasts, 'self-sacrifice'
Darjeeling, June 26 (IANS) Urging the Central government to start a dialogue about a separate Gorkhaland state to be carved out of northern West Bengal hills, a section of GJM leadership on Monday vowed to intensify their agitation though actions like "self-sacrifice" and fasting till death.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
US SC agrees to review rulings on Trump's travel ban
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The US Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear the Trump administration's challenge to lower court rulings blocking a travel ban affecting six Muslim-majority countries.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Lower number of NCLT judges might slowdown IBC cases' resolution: Jefferies
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) A small number of judges at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) might slowdown the resolution of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) cases, research firm Jefferies has said.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Meghalaya woman shunted out of Delhi Golf Club over traditional dress
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A governess was shunted out of the Delhi Golf Club for wearing a Jainsem, a dress worn by the indigenous Khasi women in Meghalaya, the woman said.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
VHP seeks scrapping of commission, ministry for minorities
Ahmedabad, June 26 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday said it has passed a resolution demanding the immediate scrapping of the National Commission for Minorities and the Ministry of Minority Affairs, as they "give credence to a separatist mindset".
2017-06-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
CAIT urges government for trial period of GST
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday called for a nine-month "trial period" of the landmark taxation reform Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Computer operator commits suicide
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A 26-year-old computer operator with the SDM office in south Delhi has allegedly committed suicide, police said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Al Qaeda frees Swedish captive after six years
Stockholm, June 26 (IANS) Johan Gustafsson, the 42-year-old Swedish man kidnapped by Al Qaeda in Mali in 2011, has been released, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Sweden,Politics,Terrorism
BCCI to set up panel for early implementation of Lodha reforms
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) In a Special General Meeting (SGM) here on Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to form a committee to implement the Lodha reforms at the earliest.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Odisha to receive rainfall
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Several places in Odisha will experience moderate to heavy rainfall over Tuesday due to a cyclonic circulation, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Want to educate women about menstrual hygiene: Miss India World 2017 (Lead, With Images)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) She comes from Haryana, is all of 20, is studying medicine and has just won the Miss India World 2017 crown. Manushi Chhillar is focused on winning the Miss World title for India, but her life's mission, she says, is also to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene through her initiative Project Shakti.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Northern Ireland party signs deal to support May's government
London, June 26 (IANS) Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on Monday signed a deal with the Conservatives to support Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government in Britain.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Two Kannada editors ordered jailed by assembly yet to be arrested: Police
Bengaluru, June 26 (IANS) Editors of two Kannada tabloids sentenced by the assembly to a year in jail for defaming two ruling Congress lawmakers have not been arrested as one is hospitalised while the other one has been missing since Saturday, police said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madrid metro station named after Atletico's new stadium
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) A metro station in the Spanish capital was named after football club Atletico Madrid's new stadium Wanda Metropolitano, on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Farmer, farm labourer commit suicide in Bundelkhand
Bhopal, June 26 (IANS) A farmer and a farm labourer committed suicide reportedly due to debt burden and a financial crunch in two separate incidents in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9-member panel to prepare final draft of National Education Policy
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) After virtually dumping the report of an earlier committee, the Human Resource Development Ministry on Monday constituted a nine-member panel headed by eminent space scientist K. Kasturirangan to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Former Inter coach de Boer is Crystal Palace coach
London, June 26 (IANS) Former Inter Milan coach Frank de Boer on Monday was appointed as the coach of English Premier League (EPL) football club Crystal Palace for three years.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Meira Kumar to file nomination on Wednesday
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar will file her nomination papers on Wednesday, the last date of filing nominations.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal may get southwest monsoon this week
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) The southwest monsoon is set to hit Himachal Pradesh as the MeT Office here has forecast widespread heavy rainfall for three days from Tuesday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Can't thank people enough for tolerating me with love: SRK on Eid
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) It has been 25 years since his first film "Deewana" hit the screens, and the magic of Shah Rukh Khan's super stardom was there for all to see outside his bungalow Mannat on the occasion of Eid on Monday. Thousands of fans gathered to get a glimpse of the actor, who says it's this love that keeps him motivated.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't expect too much deliverables from Trump-Modi meeting: Commentator
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Don't expect a lot of deliverables from the Trump-Modi meeting, says an American commentator.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Another fake doctor nabbed in Bengal
June 26 (IANS) Amid a series of fake doctor cases in Bengal, yet another person with a fake MBBS degree was arrested from West Bengal's Nadia district on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Bengal's sweetmeat producers demand exemption in GST
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Protesting against the proposed imposition of five per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST), sweetmeat manufacturers in West Bengal on Monday demanded the full exemption from the new tax regime.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Linking CPEC with BCIM will benefit people: China
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Brushing aside India's concerns, China on Monday stressed the need to link the controversial CPEC with the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Corridor.
2017-06-26
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kovind to meet MPs, MLAs in Kashmir on Wednesday
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will visit Srinagar on June 28 as part of his campaign for the July 17 election.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Meghalaya
Shillong, June 26 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was on Monday celebrated across Meghalaya with prayers for peace in the country and across the world.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Religion
Special 'house' editions to mark 20 years of Harry Potter
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) It has been 20 years since boy wizard Harry Potter first entered the lives of us "muggles" (those without magical powers), with "The Philosopher's Stone". To mark the the anniversary, publisher Bloomsbury India has come up with a special "house" edition.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Two Senegalese boys drown in Italian lake
Rome, June 26 (IANS/AKI) Two 10-year-old cousins from Senegal drowned in a lake in northwest Italy as they tried to retrieve a football, the daily Corriere di Novara reported.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italian centre-right trounces Left in mayoral run-offs
Rome, June 26 (IANS/AKI) Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) took a drubbing in mayoral run-offs on Sunday, losing 12 out of 16 larger cities to the centre-right including historic strongholds such as the northwest port city of Genoa.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Italy,Politics
India presents abundant opportunities for US investors: Modi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the partnership between the businesses of the two countries can bear enormous fruits, worth many billions of dollars over the next decade, and generate new employment opportunities across both societies.
2017-06-26
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Firemen battle blaze near Spain's wildlife park
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Hundreds of firemen and members of Spain's Military Emergency Response Unit (UME) worked through Sunday night and into Monday morning to contain a wildfire on the borders of the Donana National Park in southwest Spain.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khattar condemns Junaid's killing; Haryana gives Rs 10 lakh to victim's family
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) After remaining silent over the fatal killing of a Muslim teenager on a train near the state's Ballabhgarh, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday finally condemned the incident and urged the people to maintain peace in the state.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Nepal to shift to smart driving licences
Kathmandu, June 26 (IANS) Nepal is moving forward to replace around two million paper-based driving licences with smart driving licences within a year, an official said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Nepal,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology
Germany's Kerber continues to lead WTA rankings
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) German Angelique Kerber continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 6,965 points.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Lupin founder Gupta passes away in Mumbai
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Drug maker Lupin's founder and Chairman Desh Bandhu Gupta passed away here on Monday. He was 79.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Here's how to declutter your home and preserve memories
New York, June 26 (IANS) Is your cupboard full of stuff you no longer use but can't bear to part with? Taking their photo may help you dispose of such items, a new research suggests.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Authorities kill shark scaring tourists in Spain
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Authorities have captured and killed an eight-feet-long blue shark that caused momentary panic and forced tourists out of the sea at a resort on the Island of Mallorca over the weekend.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk
New York, June 26 (IANS) Individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to a type of air pollution may be at an increased risk of developing autism, a new analysis shows.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Taliban gaining battlefield strength despite infighting
Kabul, June 26 (IANS) News of Mullah Omar's death, the man who founded the Taliban, led to the beginning of internal rifts in the group, raising several questions in Afghanistan.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Bukhari greets people on Eid, voices concern over lynching incidents
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid in Delhi, Imam Bukhari, on Monday greeted people on the occasion of Eid and also expressed his concern over the recurring incidents of lynching.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Nothing disrespectful in 'Jab Harry Met Sejal', says SRK
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has reacted to the censor board's disapproval of the term "intercourse" in a promotional video, saying neither he nor people associated with his upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal" need to use anything "disrespectful" to sell it.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Eid celebrated across India, clashes occur in Kashmir Valley (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, was celebrated across India on Monday with tens of thousands of Muslims converging at mosques to offer prayers and greet each other. In the turmoil-hit Kashmir Valley, clashes were reported between stone-pelters and security places at various places.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Afghan saffron growers call for larger export market
Herat (Afghanistan), June 26 (IANS) Saffron growers in war-torn Afghanistan are hoping for expanded export markets for their harvest, amid higher yields but lower prices, business leaders in the industry said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Afghanistan,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Four of a family killed in Odisha road accident
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Four persons of a family, including a cancer patient they were shifting to a different hospital, were killed and another injured when a truck hit their car in Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Monday, police said.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Para-cyclist starts talent search programme in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, June 26 (IANS) Asian Championship medallist para-cyclist Aditya Mehta has started his ambitious national training camp to scout promising para-athletes at the Border Security Force (BSF) Subsidiary Training Centre (STC) here.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Indian boy dies after falling into manhole in Qatar
Doha, June 26 (IANS) A six-year-old Indian boy has died after falling into an uncovered manhole in Al Wukair settlement of Qatar.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Qatar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Inter Milan wanted Chelsea coach Conte, says agent
London, June 26 (IANS) Agent Federico Pastorello, who was involved in the signing of coach Antonio Conte for English Premier League (EPL) club Chelsea, on Monday revealed that Serie A club Inter Milan was interested in the Italian coach.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
GJM delegation hands over resignation from GTA to Governor
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) A three-member delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi here on Monday to formally submit their resignation letters from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the developmental board in the northern West Bengal hills.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Women booked for heckling Goa minister, insulting Tri-colour
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) An FIR was filed against two women in South Goa on Monday for insulting the national flag, abusing Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and assaulting his bodyguard during an official visit to a local hospital on Sunday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslims observe 'Black Eid' over Haryana lynching
Gurugram, June 26 (IANS) A majority of Meos (Muslims) in Haryana's Mewat region on Monday observed a "Black Eid" by tying black bands on their arms to protest against the lynching of a young man four days ago.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Destructive forces will never succeed in disrupting communal harmony: Sonia
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday greeted the nation on the occassion of Eid-ul-Fitr and asserted that the destructive forces which want to destroy communal harmony in the country would never succeed.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Jaitley urges J&K CM to roll-out GST from July 1
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed urging for introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Jammu and Kashmir from July 1 along with the other states.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Opposition slams Jharkhand government after Governor returns amendments in land acts
Ranchi, June 26 (IANS) A day after Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu returned amendments to the two contentions land acts, opposition parties in Jharkhand on Monday said the BJP government should not "dare" bring in such amendments again in the state assembly.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Want to educate women about menstrual hygiene: Miss India World 2017
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) She comes from Haryana, is all of 20, is studying medicine and has just won the Miss India World 2017 crown. Manushi Chhillar is focused on winning the Miss World title for India, but her life's mission, she says, is also to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene through her intiative Project Shakti.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Blocking a natural cell process may help control cancer
London, June 26 (IANS) Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival and controlling this may help stop progress of the disease, researchers have found.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Shuttler Verma to begin Chinese Taipei GPG campaign on Tuesday
Taipei, June 26 (IANS) Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma is all set to begin his campaign at the $200,000 Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold tournament here on Tuesday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Sports,Badminton
Germany, Chile enter Confederations Cup semis (Roundup)
Sochi (Russia), June 26 (IANS) World champions Germany and reigning Copa America title holders Chile have won their respective final group matches to enter the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup football tournament.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Rajnath conveys peace message to Kashmir on Eid
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday extended his greetings to the people of Kashmir on Eid, saying he hoped the festival will bring peace, harmony and happiness in the Valley.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Bengal celebrates Eid with religious fervour
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Dressed in traditional attire, the Muslim community members in West Bengal celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday with religious fervour.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Proteas name three uncapped players for England's Test tour
Johannesburg, June 26 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced three uncapped players in their Test squad for the England tour, starting from July 6.
2017-06-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Murray remains on top of ATP rankings
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Britain's Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday, while Croatian Marin Cilic climbed to sixth place.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Fans made our dream come true: Divyanka, Vivek on 'Nach Baliye' win
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Popular celebrity couple Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya, who have won the popular dance reality show "Nach Baliye 8", credit their fans for helping their dream come true.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
GSTN releases three videos to guide people to register themselves
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) To help the people register themselves to the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) portal smoothly, GST Network (GSTN) has released three videos just after the opening of the portal, a company statement said here on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Toronto holds biggest-ever yoga event in North America
Toronto, June 26 (IANS) Toronto set a record of holding the biggest-ever yoga event in North America as yoga guru Baba Ramdev led thousands of people through yoga asanas at the International Centre here on Sunday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
'Inside Edge' will amplify Indian showbiz's global presence: Makers
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) With "Inside Edge" -- a forthcoming web series on the politics behind the game of cricket -- the makers are hoping to make Indian entertainment's presence felt the world over.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
9-member panel to prepare final draft of National Education Policy
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Human Resource Development Ministry on Monday constituted a nine-member panel to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy to be headed by eminent scientist K. Kasturirangan.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Devotees say they didn't damage flag post, only did a ritual
Sabarimala (Kerala), June 26 (IANS) Five devotees arrested for damaging a new gold-plated flag post consecrated at the famed Sabarimala temple here have denied sabotage charges and said what they did was a ritual, police said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Northern Ireland party to back May's minority government
London, June 26 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday reached a supply and confidence deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), enabling her to form a functioning minority government in London.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Superstar Dileep says not involved in actress' abduction, ready for narco analysis
Kochi, June 26 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Dileep on Monday alleged that certain online sites and TV channels were trying to malign his reputation by linking him to the abduction of a leading actress earlier this year and said he is prepared to undergo narco analysis and brain mapping to prove his innocence.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Make Avola almond your dietary supplement
London, June 26 (IANS) From its superfood properties to its sustainability, Avola almond can help in filling the lost protein and fiber in your body to the fitter you.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Debt recovery panel officer held for bribery
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) A recovery officer with the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) in Mumbai and his accomplice were arrested for allegedly demanding Rs 7 lakh bribe for releasing payment in a case, a CBI official said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Telangana, Andhra celebrate Eid
Hyderabad, June 26 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, was celebrated across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Monday with religious fervour and gaiety.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Eid celebrated across MP with joy
Bhopal, June 26 (IANS) Eid was celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm across Madhya Pradesh on Monday as people thronged Eidgahs and mosques to offer prayers.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Religion
GM India commences shipment of sedan version of Beat
Pune, June 26 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer General Motors India on Monday said that it has begun regular shipment of the sedan version of Chevrolet Beat from its Talegaon export hub to the Latin America markets.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Duvvada Jagannadham': Dangerously mixes religion, crime (Review)
Film: "Duvvada Jagannadham"; Director: Harish Shankar; Cast: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, Rao Ramesh, Subbaraj, Tanikella Bharani, Posani Krishna Murali and Vennela Kishore; Rating: **
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
USIBC launches India task force on civil aviation
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC) on Monday launched a task force on civil aviation that will focus on identifying opportunities for implementation based on India's National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP).
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Grenfell victims 'murdered' by political decisions: Labour leader
London, June 26 (IANS) Grenfell Tower fire victims were "murdered by political decisions", Labour Party's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kuldeep more lethal on dry wickets, says Kohli
Port of Spain, June 26 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli heaped praise on left-arm leg spinner Kuldeep Yadav for his three-wicket haul in the 105-run victory against the West Indies in the second One-day International (ODI) cricket match at Queen's Park Oval here.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Modi invites US business, says GST will ease way
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his most compelling invitation to American business to invest in India, telling them that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that will come into effect from July 1 could be a subject of study in US business schools.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India should aim to get 40% electricity from n-power by 2050: Former AEC chief (Interview)
Moscow, June 26 (IANS) Indigenous manufacturing of major components and ensuring a strong participation from the domestic industry are the major challenges before the Indian nuclear power programme now, says former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chief M R Srinivasan.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
Chinese Nobel Peace laureate freed on medical grounds
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo was released on medical grounds after he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, his lawyer confirmed on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
May hand over Goa illegal mining case to CBI: Parrikar
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday that the state government might hand over a Rs 35,000-crore illegal mining scam case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
2017-06-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Intolerance in the country, says Mamata
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said there is an environment of intolerance in the country and urged the people to stay united.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
TDS, TCS provision for government, e-commerce operators postponed
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) With just five days to go for the roll-out, the government has postponed the provision relating to one per cent Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) and Tax Collection at Source (TCS) for two categories of deductors -- government, including local authorities, and e-commerce companies and their suppliers.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Indian animation industry needs home grown heroes'
Hyderabad, June 26 (IANS) Mythological characters like Ram and Ravana have been favourites of animation content providers in India. But the industry needs more home-grown superheroes to gain popularity and appeal to international audiences as well, says Rajiv Chilaka, founder and CEO of Green Gold Animation.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Arjun Kapoor calls himself 'under-rated talent'
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who turned 32 on Monday, called himself an "underrated talent" at his pre-birthday celebration.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Parava' will be one of the best films of 2017: Dulquer
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Dulquer Salmaan on Monday said upcoming Malayalam drama "Parava", in which he plays a cameo, will be one of the best films of the year.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
BJP urges Centre to impose AFSPA in Tripura
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) Citing last week's clashes with CPI-M workers, the BJP on Monday demanded the imposition of AFSPA in Tripura while the ruling Left accused it of unleashing hostility to discredit the government in view of next year's assembly polls.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
GST will bring bring prices down: Parrikar
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) Implementation of GST will benefit the general consumer, as it will lessen the tax burden on goods, but in the early period of implentation, the new tax regime may cause "some confusion and destruction", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Flamengo beat Bahia in Brazil's Serie A
Rio de Janeiro, June 26 (IANS) Colombia international midfielder Orlando Berrio struck late as Flamengo secured a 1-0 away victory over 10-man Bahia in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Australia plans to weed out terrorists on social media
Canberra, June 26 (IANS) The Australian government on Monday said it plans to make it legal for social media websites to hand over vital information about suspected terrorists or militant operations.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Terrorism
'Act of God' blamed for cable car accident that killed seven
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) The management of the company that operates the gondola cable car service in Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday blamed "an act of God" for the Sunday tragedy which killed seven people including four members of a Delhi family.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China mum over stopping Indian pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) China on Monday refused to tell why it had stopped a group of Indian pilgrims from travelling to Kailash Mansarovar, saying the foreign ministries of both countries are in touch over the issue.
2017-06-26
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Diplomacy
Rajasthan celebrates Eid
Jaipur, June 26 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims here and in various parts of Rajasthan celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with enthusiasm and fervour on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
Pakistan marks sombre Eid after tanker blaze, terror attacks
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday began Eid celebrations on a grim note amid tight security a day after the deadly oil tanker fire and last week's terrorist attacks.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rethink if you wait for cheat day
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Cheat days are very tempting but there are many reasons that they might not be such a good idea.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maharashtra starts rating industries by emissions
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) launched a new Star Rating Programme for air pollution on June 5, 2017, World Environment Day. The programme uses smoke-stack emissions data that MPCB is already collecting. But since sampling results are not very comprehensible to the general public, the MPCB is turning these pollution readings into an easy-to-understand Star Rating.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Louis Tomlinson was insecure while in One Direction
London, June 26 (IANS) One Directon star Louis Tomlinson says he suffered from insecurity as he tried to find his place in the band.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Government postpones provision relating to TDS, TCS under GST
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The government has postponed the provision relating to Tax Deduction at Source and Tax Collection at Source under the GST, ahead of its July 1 roll-out.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Must-have accessories to flaunt in monsoon
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Indulge in stylish raincoats, jelly-based footwear and waterproof phone covers to keep up your style quotient during the monsoon season, say experts.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lionel Richie in talks to judge 'American Idol'
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie had a secret meeting with "American Idol" producers about a potential position as a judge on the reboot.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kerala celebrates Eid amid rains
Thiruvananthapuram, June 26 (IANS) Muslims across Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday with a lot of fervour, bringing to an end the 30-day fasting.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Logic of Indo-US strategic ties 'incontrovertible', says Modi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Saying both India and the US are determined to defeat the "scourge" of terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that "the logic of our strategic relationship is incontrovertible".
2017-06-26
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Kushner's firm received loan from Deutsche Bank: Report
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Senior adviser Jared Kushners real estate firm received a $285 million loan a month before Election Day from Deutsche Bank that has lent millions to his father-in-law President Donald Trump in the past, the media reported.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Breakthrough made in drought-resistant crops development
Canberra, June 26 (IANS) A team of Australian researchers believes that they have made a breakthrough in developing drought-resistant crops after being able to "close the pores" on leaves.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Eid is time to share joy of togetherness: Sohail Khan
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Eid is a very special day for actor Salman Khan's family.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
G.V. Prakash sings for uncle A.R. Rahman in 'Mersal'
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) Actor-composer G.V. Prakash Kumar on Monday said he has sung an "energetic" number in Oscar winning music maestro A.R. Rahman's composition for upcoming Tamil actioner "Mersal".
2017-06-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'Tubelight': Salman's lowest opening weekend release during Eid
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is known for lighting up the box office during the festival of Eid, got a flickering start with his new film "Tubelight". The Kabir Khan directorial only managed to rake in Rs 64.77 crore, making it the actors lowest opening weekend release in the past few years, say trade experts.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Flipkart teams up with HP, Intel, Microsoft for laptops
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) E-commerce marketplace Flipkart on Monday announced that it has collaborated with HP, Intel and Microsoft so that consumers can buy HP Intel Core i3 Windows 10 laptop for Rs 36,000 at Rs 999 per month by availing a 36-month EMI option.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Education
Beyonce wins big at BET Awards
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles was the big winner at the 2017 BET Awards, taking a total of five trophies at the music event.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ian McKellen wants James Bond to be gay
London, June 26 (IANS) Award winning British actor Ian McKellen says it is time to reboot the James Bond franchise with the title character being portrayed as a gay man.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kit Harington to be honoured at Giffoni film fest
London, June 26 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" actor Kit Harington will be honoured at Giffoni International Film Festival, one of the largest film events dedicated entirely to children and teenagers.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Climate change pushing apple orchards to higher altitudes in HP
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) A new trend in apple cultivation has emerged in Himachal Pradesh -- apples are being grown in sparsely vegetative areas at higher altitudes such as Lahaul and Spiti valley, courtsey climate Change.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Positive on India-made SE iPhones, app developers: Tim Cook to Modi
New Delhi/Washington, June 26 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook is reported to have told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his company is positive about the production of the iPhone SE in Bengaluru.
2017-06-26
Category: International, India,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Not a single blot of corruption against my government, says Modi
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Projecting his government's success in the areas of fighting terror and graft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that there has not been a single blot of corruption against his regime and no country has questioned the surgical strikes conducted across the border.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
'India-Afghanistan air corridor reflects New Delhi's stubborn thinking' (Lead, correcting para 2)
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Bypassing Pakistan in a direct air corridor with Afghanistan reflects India's "stubborn geopolitical thinking" and its opposition to Beijing's connectivity project, a Chinese daily has said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kovind to meet MPs, MLAs in Kashmir on Wednesday
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will visit Srinagar on June 28 as part of his campaign for the July 17 President's election, informed sources said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bangladesh celebrates Eid
Dhaka, June 26 (IANS) Bangladesh on Monday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervour amid tight security, marking the end of Ramadan.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Donald Trump is a total mess, says Ansel Elgort
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Actor Ansel Elgort has slammed US President Donald Trump, saying he is a "total mess".
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jr NTR's 'Jai Lava Kusa' to release on September 21
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Junior NTR's upcoming Telugu action drama "Jai Lava Kusa" will hit the screens worldwide on September 21, its makers have announced in a statement.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Street clashes mar Eid festivities in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Eid was celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir on Monday but the festivities were marred by clashes between protesters and security forces in many parts of the Kashmir Valley, injuring some 20 people.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Get your herbal drinks handy for monsoon
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Monsoon not only calls for extra care of hair and skin but caution in what you eat and drink. Experts suggest that herbal drinks made up of some of the common ingredients easily available in your kitchen can help you stay away from bad health conditions.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Germany beat Cameroon to enter Confederations Cup semis
Sochi (Russia), June 26 (IANS) World champions Germany have defeated 10-man Cameroon 3-1 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Researchers explore new potential of human echolocation
New York, June 26 (IANS) Researchers are exploring insights into the ability of visually impaired people to use echoes from a cane or other sounds to navigate safely -- known as echolocation -- to help people who lose eyesight later in life.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Chile reach Confederations Cup semis
Moscow, June 26 (IANS) Copa America champion Chile have advanced to the Confederations Cup semi-finals with a 1-1 draw against a spirited Australia.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Medicaid rollback may up late-stage breast cancer diagnoses
New York, June 26 (IANS) Women living in lower-income areas in the US with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease as a result of the rollback of the Medicaid coverage, a study has showed.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Everyone's a great actor at poker table: Minissha Lamba
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Minissha Lamba, who has been appointed Celebrity Pro by an online poker platform, says being an actor doesn't help her much when she's playing because every player at the game's table masters the poker face.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Australia's Great Barrier Reef valued at $42bn
Canberra, June 26 (IANS) A report on Monday valued the Great Barrier Reef at $42 billion and warned of vast economic consequences for Australia unless more is done to protect it.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Two dead in Haryana gang war
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) An argument in a village function led to firing between two gangs, leaving two persons dead and two others injured in Haryana, police said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kajol thanks Dhanush for breaking her language barrier
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who will next be seen in the Tamil film "Velaiilla Pattadhari 2" titled "Lalkar" in Hindi, thanked her co-star Dhanush and director Soundarya for breaking her language barrier in the movie.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
White House forgoes traditional dinner commemorating Ramadan
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The White House did not host a traditional Iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, for the first time in nearly two decades, a media report said on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion
Fighting resumes in Philippines after Ramadan ceasefire
Manila, June 26 (IANS) The Philippine Armed Forces and IS-linked militants on Monday resumed fighting in Marawi region after an eight-hour ceasefire to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Sunday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Subdued sentiment dampening rentals in IT hubs: Assocham
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) With IT sector witnessing subdued sentiment amidst pressure on hiring and annual pay rise for employees, the country's software and services hubs such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Noida-Gurgaon are expected to see 10-20 per cent reduction in housing rents over the next three quarters, an Assocham paper said here on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
New Apple leak 'confirms' iPhone 8 design change
New York, June 26 (IANS) As the launch date of iPhone is nearing, a new leak has reportedly "confirmed" the iPhone 8's brand new design.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Technology
'Society has started accepting women as chefs'
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Traditionally, chefs have been men. Even top-end restaurants in five-star hotels have had men as cookery experts. But things are changing. An increasing number of women have started to flaunt the chef's hat.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Real Madrid wins Copa del Rey Juvenil title
La Rioja (Spain), June 26 (IANS) Real Madrid has claimed the Copa del Rey Juvenil title after thrashing city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the final.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Argentina,Sports,Football
A world where the truth matters not (Book Review)
Title: Post-Truth - The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back; Author: Matthew D'Ancona; Publisher: Ebury Press/Penguin Random House UK; Pages: 164; Price: Rs 399
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Not in frame of mind to get married, says Arjun Kapoor
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who turned 32 years old on Monday, says his family is aware that he is not in a frame of mind to get married at the moment.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Climate change: Neglecting oceans no longer an option (Commentary: Special to IANS)
When people think of climate change, pictures of melting glaciers, sweltering heat in summers and flooding of coastal areas predominate. Often lost in the imagery is the role the world's oceans play in countering the worst effects of global warming.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Shooting for song 'Tan tana tan' wrapped up
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Shooting for the song "Tan tana tan" from the upcoming film "Judwaa 2" is over. Actor Varun Dhawan says the song is special.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab, Haryana celebrate Eid
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) Amid tight security, the Muslim community celebrated Eid in various parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Seven killed in Himachal road accident
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Seven pilgrims, including six of a family, were killed when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge here in Himachal Pradesh early on Monday, the police said.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
You still feel like my girlfriend: Keith Urban to Nicole Kidman
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Musician Keith Urban, who celebrated his 11th marriage anniversary with actress Nicole Kidman, feels she is still his girlfriend.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Latvia's Sevastova wins Mallorca Open tennis
Calvia (Spain), June 26 (IANS) Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova won the 2nd Mallorca Open by defeating Germany's Julie Goerges 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Santa Ponça Tennis Club here.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Clashes in Kashmir after prayers mar Eid
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Clashes broke out on Monday between the security forces and stone pelters at several places in the Kashmir Valley after the Eid prayers.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Pixel 2 smartphones codenames revealed
New York, June 26 (IANS) Google Pixel 2 smartphones have been code-named 'Taimen' and 'Walleye' and the bigger variant will have a 5.99-inch display, a new leak has said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
'India-Afghanistan air corridor reflects New Delhi's stubborn thinking'
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Bypassing Pakistan in a direct air corridor with Afghanistan reflects India's "stubborn geopolitical thinking" and its opposition to Beijing's connectivity project, a Chinese daily has said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Dhanush ducks question on Rajinikanth's political entry
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush evaded question regarding his father-in-law and superstar Rajinikanth's rumoured political plunge at the audio launch of his film "VIP 2", saying he will keep his opinion to himself.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Film with Mahesh Babu will be big: Vamsi Paidipally
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Vamsi Paidipally says his next yet-untitled Telugu project with superstar Mahesh Babu will be a big film for both their careers.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kamakhya temple reopens for devotees after Ambubachi Mela
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) The Kamakhya temple here reopened on Monday after remaining closed for four days for the annual Ambubachi Mela.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Religion
Clinton colluded with Democratic Party to beat Sanders: Trump
Washington, June 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of colluding with the Democrats to defeat "crazy" Senator Bernie Sanders, who was the former Secretary of State's rival for the party's presidential nomination.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
This technique uses body's noise to detect cancer early
London, June 26 (IANS) An emerging technology that uses the body's own "seismic noise", allows more effective imaging deep inside body to assist in tumour, scientists say.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Snakebite kills 3 in Tripura
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) Three members of a family, including a child, died of snakebite in Tripura, police said here on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six police officers injured in London protest
London, June 26 (IANS) Si police officers were injured and four people arrested in a protest here over the death of a man following a traffic stop, the media reported.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'India's thermal plants may become economically unviable'
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India's ultra thermal plants, designed to run on foreign coal, may no longer afford to do so economically in the future, says a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Nice confirm Balotelli's contract extension
Paris, June 26 (IANS) Ligue 1 side Nice have announced that they have extended the contract of controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli, but did not disclose the length of the newly-signed deal.
2017-06-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Himachal Governor, CM greet people on Eid
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday greeted the people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and wished the festival brings joy and happiness.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Celebrities wish love, peace on Eid
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) A string of Bollywood personalities including Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Anil Kapoor and Varun Dhawan wished their fans and followers a year full of happiness, peace and love on the festive occasion of Eid on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Federer lifts ninth Halle Open title
Berlin, June 26 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer has clinched his ninth Halle Open title after beating hapless Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 in the final.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Tyson Gay misses out on world championships
Sacramento (US), June 26 (IANS) Former world champion Tyson Gay will not be able to compete at this year's world athletics championships, after failing to reach the final of either of his preferred sprint events at the US athletics championships here.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Athletics
Vijay, Murugadoss film to go on floors in October
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Vijay and filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss are set to reunite for the third time for a yet-untitled Tamil project, slated to go on the floors from October, according to a source.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Pakistan tanker blast toll reaches 154
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) The death toll from the horrific oil tanker explosion in Pakistan's Punjab province has increased to 154, the media reported on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japanese airbag manufacturer files for bankruptcy
Tokyo, June 26 (IANS) Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in a court in Tokyo and the US after multimillion-dollar losses caused by defective devices, the company announced on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Pyongyang marks Day of Anti-US Struggle
Pyongyang, June 26 (IANS) North Koreans marked the Day of Anti-US Struggle with a mass rally in the capital city, state-media reported on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and wished the spirit of peace and brotherhood may prevail.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Religion
Partly cloudy Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Monday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
SpaceX successfully completes back-to-back launches
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) SpaceX has completed two back-to-back successful missions this weekend, the company's quickest launch turnaround yet, the media reported.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Human Interest/Society
9 dead in Colombia boat capsize
Bogota, June 26 (IANS) Nine persons have died and more than 30 are missing after a tourist boat carrying 150 people sank in a Colombian reservoir, authorities said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Presidential polls begin in Mongolia
Ulan Bator, June 26 (IANS) Mongolians started voting for a new president on Monday, a media report said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Mongolia,Politics,Business/Economy
Susan Boyle targeted by teen tormentors
London, June 26 (IANS) Singer Susan Boyle is reportedly planning to call in police after being targeted by an intimidating group of teenagers.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New York celebrates annual Gay Pride Parade
New York, June 26 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people with rainbow banners, posters and fancy costumes, marched in the gay pride parade here.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
UN chief condoles loss of lives in Pakistan tanker blast
United Nations, June 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the large number of deaths and injuries following the explosion of an oil tanker in Pakistan, said his spokesperson.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 dead, 30 missing in Colombia boat capsize
Bogota, June 26 (IANS) At least three persons died and 30 went missing after a tourist boat carrying 150 passengers capsized in Colombia, the media reported.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US state government websites hacked with pro-IS message
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Several government websites in the US state of Ohio were apparently hacked to broadcast an anti-government and pro-Islamic State (IS) message, the media reported.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tomlinson told his late mother when he lost virginity
London, June 26 (IANS) One Directon star Louis Tomlinson has revealed that he was very close to his late mother Johannah Deakin and had informed her when he lost his virginity.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Colombia coal mine blast toll rises to 13
Bogota, June 26 (IANS) The Colombian emergency crews have ended their rescue efforts at two coal mines, where an explosion left at least 13 miners dead and one injured, officials said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12 killed in Argentina bus-truck collision
Buenos Aires, June 26 (IANS) At least 12 persons were killed after a bus collided head-on with a truck and turned over in Mendoza province in Argentina, officials said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Joel Edgerton was 'terrified' of embarking on movie career
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Actor Joel Edgerton, who became a household after playing bricklayer Will McGill in drama series "The Secret Life of Us", says it was a huge step to walk away from his "breakthrough" role in order to pursue his dream of working in movies in the US.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Clinton colluded with party to beat Sanders: Trump
Washington, June 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, saying the former Secretary of State "colluded" with the party in the presidential primary to defeat Senator Bernie Sanders.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Diane Keaton's bulimia 'filled a hole' in her life
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Actress Diane Keaton has revealed that she became bullimic in her 20s to "fill a vast hole" in her life.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Plane crash kills pilot in Russia
Moscow, June 26 (IANS) A small plane has crashed in Russia, killing the pilot, officials said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India thump West Indies in 2nd ODI
Port of Spain, June 26 (IANS) India produced a strong all-round performance to thrash West Indies by 105 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Queen's Park Oval Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Dream of developed India will be fulfilled: Modi tells Indian diaspora
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Addressing the Indian diaspora here as the "members of family", Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised of a developed India in their lifetime.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Technology,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Haryana girl Manushi is Femina Miss India World 2017
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 winner is Manushi Chhillar from Haryana, while the first runner-up is Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir and the second runner-up is Priyanka Kumari from Bihar.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
China, Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to maintain peace
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) China, Pakistan and Afghanistan are committed to maintaining regional peace and stability, enhancing regional connectivity and economic cooperation and promoting shared security and development, a joint statement said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Sophie Turner's hair saviour
London, June 26 (IANS) Actress Sophie Turner can switch up her hair colours so often by using a product, which stops her hair falling out.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No country questioned India's surgical strike: Modi
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said no country has questioned India's surgical strike against terrorist launchpads in Pakistan and "India has succeeded in telling the world about the need to uproot the menace of terrorism".
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora
Modi lauds Sushma Swaraj in US
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Speaking of change in the functioning of the Indian embassy everywhere, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her pro-active actions to help "Indians anywhere".
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Diaspora
Kate Moss is like a sister: Mario Sorrenti
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Kate Moss is "like a sister" to fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti, who worked with the model on the Calvin Klein fragrances in 1993 and again in 2017.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dream of developed India will be fulfilled: Modi tells Indian diaspora
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Addressing the Indian diaspora here as the "members of family", Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised of a developed India in their lifetime.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Diaspora
Sharif cuts short London trip after oil tanker blast
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cut short his London trip over the oil tanker fire incident that killed at least 140 people and injured over 100 others in Punjab province, the Prime Minister's Office said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shooting Stars win Bengal Snooker League title
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Shooting Stars won the second edition of Bengal Snooker League beating The Rockets 4-3 in the final at the Saturday Club here on Sunday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata government hasn't fulfilled GTA's conditions: BJP
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Amid the ongoing agitation for the separate state of Gorkhaland in West Bengal's hills, the BJP on Sunday alleged the Mamata Banerjee-led government has not fulfilled the conditions of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA)
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Man held for attacking wife with sickle
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A man who fled after attacking his estranged wife with a sickle has been arrested from his home village in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district, police said on Sunday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India post challenging total against West Indies
Port of Spain, June 26 (IANS) India rode on a strong batting performance from the top-order to post 310/5 in their second One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies here on Sunday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Respite from heat likely on Eid in Delhi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday sizzled at 39.4 degree Celsius, two notches above the season's average, but respite is likely on Monday, when Eid falls this year, would see light rains, said the weather department.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata extends wishes on Rath Yatra, Eid
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday conveyed greetings to people on the occasion of Rath Yatra and Eid-ul-Fitr after returning from her tour of the Netherlands.
2017-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
India post challenging total against West Indies
Port of Spain, June 25 (IANS) India rode on a strong batting performance from the top-order to post 310/5 in their second One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Gulmohar trip turned to be fatal for Delhi family
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A plan for a summer vacation in the cooler climes of Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg happened to be be fatal for Pusa Institute of Technology lecturer Jayant Andraskar, his wife and two daughters as they plunged to their deaths when a tree uprooted by strong winds sent their cable car cabin hurtling hundreds of metres down.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Shooting Stars win Bengal Snooker League title
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Shooting Stars won the second edition of Bengal Snooker League beating The Rockets 4-3 in the final at the Saturday Club here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
GST could be studied in US B-schools: Modi
Washington, June 25 (IANS) The landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST) that will come into effect in India from July 1 could be a subject of study in US business schools, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Those using term 'undeclared Emergency' against NDA must introspect:Jaitley
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Terming the "Emergency" imposed by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975 as an "assault on all democratic institutions", Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the NDA government's critics using the expression "undeclared Emergency" against it, "need to introspect their own roles during the Emergency".
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bank credit rose to Rs 69 lakh crore by 2014-15
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Bank credit in India has grown exponentially in the past 25 years with total outstanding credit rising to Rs 68,78,500 crore from Rs 1,04,300 crore between 1990 and 2015, according to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) latest state-wise credit data.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
As Modi, Trump meet, all eyes on Washington
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) From Moscow to Tokyo, Beijing to Paris and Islamabad to Kabul, all eyes will be on Washington on Monday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds his first meeting with US President Donald Trump.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
President, Vice President, Speaker wish people on Eid-ul-Fitr
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday wished the countrymen on Eid-ul-Fitr, hoping the festival brings prosperity to all and also strengthens "faith in our unity and common destiny" that characterises India's composite culture.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
DU's proposed school of journalism not to be self-finance'
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Delhi School of Journalism, conceived by the Delhi University (DU), has inched closer to becoming a reality after the Academic Council resolved one of the thorniest issues - whether it would be self-financed - in its way by deciding against this.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Education
Government holds 3rd 'Slum Yuva Daud'
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Two central ministers flagged off the third "Slum Yuva Daud" here on Sunday which saw thousands of youths taking part in the race from Kasturba Gandhi Polytechnic, Pitampura, to Pitampura Sports Complex in west Delhi.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Environment/Wildlife
Rohini court sharpshooter held in Delhi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A sharpshooter of a gang, wanted in the sensational April 29 shootout in Rohini court, has been arrested in west Delhi area, police said on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meira Kumar urges conscience voting by electoral college
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Meira Kumar, the opposition's presidential candidate, on Sunday appealed to members of the electoral college to "heed the inner voice of conscience" while casting their vote in the July 17 election as the President's office "cannot function to serve narrow political interests".
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arunachal raises retirement age of government servants to 60
Itanagar, June 25 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government on Sunday decided to extend the retirement age of regular state government servants from existing 58 years to 60 years with effect from January 1, 2018.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Italy's Rossi wins Dutch motorcycle Grand Prix
Assen (Netherlands), June 25 (IANS) Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi won the Dutch TT (Tourist Trophy), the eighth event on this season's motorcycle Grand Prix calendar, here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Motorsports
An undeclared 'Emergency' in the country now, says Congress
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Accepting that the "Emergency" was a mistake and the party had learnt from it, the Congress on Sunday hit out at the Narendra Modi government saying the country's situation was that of an "undeclared Emergency".
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Real Madrid win Copa del Rey Juvenil title
La Rioja (Spain), June 25 (IANS) Real Madrid claimed the Copa del Rey Juvenil title with a 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Argentina,Sports,Football
Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in Telangana, Andhra on Monday
Hyderabad, June 25 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadan, will be celebrated in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Monday as the moon of 'Shawwal' was sighted on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Dhanush's 'VIP 2' trailer released
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) The trailer of actor Dhanush's "VIP 2", a sequel to his 2014 blockbuster film "VIP", was released on Sunday here at the film's audio launch.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Seven killed in Gulmarg cable car accident (Fourth Lead)
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) A family of four from Delhi and three locals were killed on Sunday when a tree uprooted by strong winds sent a gondola car cabin hurtling hundreds of meters down in Jammu and Kashmir after snapping the cable, authorities said.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
West Indies opt to field against India in second ODI
Port of Spain, June 25 (IANS) The West Indies won the toss and elected to field against India in their second One-Day International (ODI) cricket match here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Dozen bike, phone thieves arrested in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, June 25 (IANS) A dozen criminals who stole motorcycles and mobile phones have been arrested in Ghaziabad, police said on Sunday, adding they had recovered several stolen phones and two-wheelers.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident