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New policy to provide ART irrespective of clinical stage: Nadda
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday announced a new Test and Treat Policy for HIV, under which as soon as a person is found to be positive, they will be provided with ART irrespective of their CD count or clinical stage.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Congress asks government not to backstab India's farmers
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Congress on Friday asked the government why it was trying to stab India's farmers by surreptitiously by introducing tax on agriculture.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Al Sisi lauds Pope's stance on peace, tolerance
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Friday praised Pope Francis for promoting the values of peace and tolerance, saying he was a spiritual leader for "people of various faiths".
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Diplomacy
IPL: Punjab vs Hyderabad scoreboard
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Hyderabad beat Punjab by 26 runs in IPL match
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs in an Indian Premier League match at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Congress alleges Dhingra report leaked, Khattar denies (Roundup)
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the central and the Haryana governments of "deliberately leaking" the Dhingra Commission report despite a court injunction against its publication. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar rubbished the allegation.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Islam does not condone terrorism: Al-Azhar chief
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) The Muslim faith is not a terrorist religion, Ahmad al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo's prestigious Al-Azhar mosque - the highest seat of Sunni learning - said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Religion
Pope Francis urges end to funding of violent groups
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis on Friday called for a stop to the financing of groups that promote violence and urged religious leaders to uphold the sanctity of human life.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BJP sets target of 400 seats in next Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The BJP has set an ambitious "Mission 400" target for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, a top party leader said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Second round of bidding for UDAN routes in next three months
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The central government on Friday said that the second round of bidding for air routes under the regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- is likely to conclude within the next three months.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maken, Chacko's resignation not accepted
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress leadership has not accepted the resignations of Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and state incharge P.C. Chacko, who put in their papers in wake of the party's debacle in the civic polls, party sources said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Had a very productive visit to Poland, says Ansari
Warsaw, April 28 (IANS) Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, who concluded his three-day state visit to Poland on Thursday, said it was "very productive" and signalled a new stage in bilateral ties.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Poland,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
SEBI asks MFs to reveal annual remuneration of top executives
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Securities markets regulator SEBI on Friday directed all mutual funds (MFs) and asset management companies (AMCs) to reveal the remuneration packages of their top executives.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Calcutta HC extends stay on arrest warrant against Babul Supriyo
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday extended its interim stay order on the execution of the arrest warrant issued against Union Minister Babul Supriyo following a complaint by a Trinamool Congress legislator that he has insulted her.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three escape death as truck falls off flyover
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Three people escaped death by sheer luck on Friday after a truck fell off from a flyover in Punjab's Jalandhar city and dropped on the road below, crushing an auto-rickshaw and a bicycle.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
JSW mulling steel plant at Posco site in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) Sajan Jindal-led JSW, which has expressed interest in investing Rs 50,000 crore to set up a 10 million tonne a year steel plant in Odisha, may set up the plant in the location earlier earmarked for the Posco plant.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Calcutta HC tells Trinamool MP to cooperate with CBI's Narada probe
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday allowed the CBI to carry on with its probe into the Narada sting video footage case and directed accused Aparupa Poddar - a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member - to extend all cooperation to the agency.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Two teenagers die as car hit throws them off flyover
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A 17-year-old teenager and a young woman riding pillion suffered a fatal, 40-foot fall from a flyover on Friday after their bike was hit by a speeding car in south Delhi, the city police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Murray advances to Barcelona Open semis
Barcelona, April 28 (IANS) Scotland tennis star Andy Murray advanced to the Barcelona Open semi-finals after defeating Spaniard Albert Ramos-Viñolas 2-6, 6 -4, 7-6 (4) in a tough game that kept both players on the court here for three hours on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
West Bengal to revamp jetties, plans to roll out 'Jaldhara' scheme
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Following the collapse of a temporary jetty over the Hooghly river, the West Bengal government plans to revamp jetties across districts, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Modi most hypocritical, double-faced PM: Congress
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday termed Narendra Modi as the "most hypocritical and double-faced" Prime Minister, slamming his government for rise in casualties in violence/terror attacks across India. The situation during the UPA rule was much better, it said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amit Shah a copycat, merely aping Congress leaders: Mannan
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) West Bengal's Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan on Friday called BJP President Amit Shah a "copycat", for merely imitating top Congress leaders when he had lunch and refreshments at homes of tribals, Dalits and poor people uduring his recent trip to the state.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India, Cyprus sign four agreements, call for enhanced cooperation (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Cyprus on Friday signed four agreements, including on air services and merchant shipping and expressed their willingness to cooperate in areas like climate change, tackling international terrorism and seeking reform of the United Nations.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Karnataka likely to issue order on capping cinema ticket rates soon
Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) The Karnataka government is likely to issue, within three days, an order capping multiplex tickets at Rs 200 within three days as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had proposed in the state Budget.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
To grow rapidly, India needs to embrace digitisation: NITI CEO
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Digitisation is the future of the manufacturing market and India needs to embrace this change if it wants to grow rapidly, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Ambuja Cements net profit jumps 357%
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Ambuja Cements Ltd, a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim, on Friday reported a 357 per cent increase in its standalone net profit to Rs 247 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 54 crore in the corresponding period of previous financial year.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
ED action a BJP conspiracy: Trinamool
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday termed as a "BJP conspiracy" the Enforcement Directorate's registration of a money laundering case against some of its leaders over their alleged involvement in the Narada sting.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nalanda varsity to collaborate with Japanese institute
Patna, April 28 (IANS) The Nalanda University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kanazawa University in Japan for academic collaboration, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
US economy grows at slower pace in Q1
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The US economy grew 0.7 per cent in the first quarter, sharply lower than the 2.1 per cent growth in the previous quarter, the advance estimate released by the Commerce Department said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
IPL: Warner, Dhawan star as Hyderabad post 207/3 vs Punjab
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Openers David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan helped Sunrisers Hyderabad post a challenging 207/3 against King XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Priyanka's clarification raises more questions: Minister
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said that a public clarification issued by Congress President's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra about her land deals raises more questions than it answers.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's first 'book village' coming up in Maharashtra's strawberry country
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The sleepy village of Bhilar, in the heart of Maharashtra's famed 'strawberry country' will soon get another identity as India's first "book village", Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Pakistan opposition questions Jindal-Sharif meeting
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistani opposition parties on Friday questioned the government's silence over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's meeting with Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India to take call on Champions Trophy at May 7 BCCI meet
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary on Friday hinted that the call on India's participation in the ICC Champions Trophy will be taken in the Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held on May 7 in New Delhi.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Pyongyang bids for support from developing countries
Pyongyang, April 28 (IANS) North Korea has stepped up diplomatic efforts to win support from developing countries amid tension with the US, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
China's Didi completes over $5.5 bn financing round
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China's leading on-demand mobility platform Didi on Friday said it has completed a new financing round of over $5.5 billion to support global strategy and continued investments in artificial intelligence (AI).
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
We are looking to win as many games as we can, says KKR's Jackson
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) wicket-keeper Sheldon Jackson did not want to put a figure to the number of points needed to make the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs but said the more the team wins the better.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Krishnakumar Coca Cola's new India president
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Beverages multinational Coca-Cola's Indian arm on Friday announced that T.K.K. Krishnakumar will take over as the President of the company's India and South West Asia business, with effect from May 1.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
14 passengers fly to Delhi after delay
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Fourteen SpiceJet passengers, who missed their connecting flight to Delhi due to a delay caused by technical reasons to the Chennai-Goa SpiceJet flight, were accommodated in another airline after considerable delay, officials said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Le Pen's party replacement steps down over Holocaust remarks
Paris, April 28 (IANS) Just days after taking over the position from Marine Le Pen, the interim leader of France's far-right National Front (FN) on Friday stepped down after facing criticism for comments he made apparently contesting the use of gas chambers during the Holocaust.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Politics
Delhi hawala operator held, over 50 quizzed in EC bribery case
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A hawala operator from old Delhi, Naresh Jain, was arrested here on Friday in connection with sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran's alleged offer of Rs 50 crore in bribes to the Election Commission officials, the Delhi Police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
13 killed in Andhra boat capsize
Vijayawada, April 28 (IANS) At least 13 members of a family were killed when a boat capsized in a lake in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district, police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi cancels public holidays on birth/death of eminent persons
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Taking a cue from its Uttar Pradesh counterpart, the Delhi government on Friday announced cancellation of public holidays marking the birth or death anniversaries of eminent personalities.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Malegaon blast accused Purohit moves SC for bail
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Former Army officer Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit on Friday moved the Supreme Court to challenge the Bombay High Court's rejection of his bail in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italy deports two suspected Islamic extremists
Rome, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities expelled two North Africans accused of supporting jihadist groups and proselytising radical Islam, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Italy,Terrorism
Jobless man kills mother in Delhi
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) An unemployed man, unable to fend for his elderly mother, strangled her at his residence in west Delhi, police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lavasa panel on central allowances submits report to Jaitley
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa on allowances to be paid to central government employees has submitted its report to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Around 100 injured in Macedonian parliament protest
Skopje, April 28 (IANS) Around 100 persons were hurt when protests at the Macedonian Parliament turned violent, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
29 civilians killed in militiamen clashes in DR Congo
Kinshasa, April 28 (IANS) At least 29 civilians were killed in clashes between Nyatura militia and National Council for Renewal and Democracy (CNRD) fighters in North Kivu province of DR Congo, the police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Welcome Delhi High Court's order on arbitral award: Tata Sons
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Tata Sons on Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court order which has allowed the company and NTT Docomo to implement the June 22, 2016, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) award.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress accuses Centre, Haryana of deliberately leaking Dhingra report
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused the central and the Haryana governments of "delibrately leaking" the Dhingra Commission report, while noting that there was a court injunction against its publication.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delta passenger kicked off flight after bathroom emergency
Washington, April 28 (IANS) A man was removed from a Delta Airlines flight after he used the bathroom against crew instructions while the plane was preparing for takeoff.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
The missed catch of Uthappa cost us the match: Samson
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils opener Sanju Samson on Friday lamented the dropped catch of Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) Robin Uthappa, saying the miss cost them the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Sauna-like Kolkata welcomes IPL, 'Baahubali 2'
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) It was virtually a sauna here on Friday with scorching heat and sweat dripping down one's back, courtesy high humidity, with the Met office ruling out any signs of rain which could bring relief.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Five firms work on Expressway; Modi to inaugurate it in August
Palwal (Haryana), April 28 (IANS) Five major infrastructure firms have been involved to complete within the targeted 400 days the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, which will be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August, the government said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
More MLAs join BJP in Manipur
Imphal, April 28 (IANS) The BJP's strength in the Manipur assembly rose to 28 on Friday after four more Congress MLAs and the Trinamool Congress' lone legislator joined the ruling party.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
France's first-quarter growth at 0.3%
Paris, April 28 (IANS) France recorded a slower than expected economic pace of 0.3 per cent GDP growth in first three months of the year due to sluggish household spending and falling exports, a report said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank aims Rs 2,500 cr deposits in 2017-18
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd, on Friday said it is targeting a deposit base of Rs 2,500 crore in 2017-18.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
IPL: Kolkata vs Delhi scoreboard
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard in the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils here on Friday:
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Discharged IPL spot fixing accused seeks to deposit old currency seized in 2013
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A discharged accused in the IPL spot-fixing scandal on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking to deposit Rs. 5.5 lakh in demonetised currency notes which were released by police on February 1 and were not being accepted by the Reserve Bank of India.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Centre can't, but states can tax farm income, says CEA
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Restoking the debate on the politically sensitive issue of taxing agriculture income, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian on Friday said that states have no constitutional restriction on taxing farm incomes.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No leakage of Dhingra Commission report by Haryana: Khattar
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday rubbished allegations that the state government had leaked the Dhingra Commission report, set up to probe controversial grant of licences for prime commercial properties in Gurugram including those to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
HC seeks response from UGC, JNU against M.Phil, Ph.D notification
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from the Central government, the UGC and JNU on a plea challenging the UGC notification that put a cap on number of M.Phil and Ph.D research scholars a professor can guide.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
BJD forms its own trade union
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday announced the formation of its trade union wing - Biju Shramik Samukhya (BSS).
2017-04-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Amrapali launches 'Baahubali' jewelry at Hyderabad store
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) Amrapali Jewels, the official jewellery designers for "Baahubali 2" on Friday launched the "Baahubali" collection at its store here.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
China hopes UNSC sends 'positive' signal on Korean n-issue
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China hopes the UN Security Council meeting on the Korean peninsula nuclear issue on Friday will send a positive and balanced message to the world.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bhatnagar takes charge as CRPF chief
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar on Friday took charge as the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), four days after the force lost 25 troopers in a deadly Maoist attack in Chhattisgah's Sukma district.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India, Pakistan must discuss Kashmir: President Erdogan
Ankara, April 28 (IANS) In what appears to be a departure from Turkey's traditional stand on Kashmir, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Pakistan and India must discuss their festering dispute.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Turkey,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Democratic means only way to solve world problems: Ansari
Warsaw, April 28 (IANS) India's visiting Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Friday said peaceful, democratic means are the only way to resolve global problems.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Poland,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Kotak Mahindra to buy out Old Mutual stake in Kotak Life
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Bank on Friday said it has entered into an agreement to purchase the entire 26 per cent equity held by Old Mutual plc, UK, in Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Ltd (Kotak Life) for Rs 1,292.7 crore.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Online demand for 8.97 lakh houses received in Haryana: Naidu
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Union Urban Development and Housing Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that online demand for 8.97 lakh houses had so far been received under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in Haryana.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Paris to host European Athletics Championships in 2020
Paris, April 28 (IANS) Paris will host the European Athletics Championships in 2020, shortly after the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympic Games, European Athletics confirmed on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
GM India ceases production at its Halol facility
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Automobile major General Motors India on Friday said that it has ceased production at its Halol facility located in Gujarat.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BookMyShow sold 12 tickets a second for 'Baahubali 2'
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) Online entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow said it has so far sold over 3.3 million tickets for "Baahubali 2", which was released across the country on Friday, or 12 tickets every second a day before the release of filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Business/Economy
Students go on rampage in UP's Allahabad University, torch vehicles
Allahabad, April 28 (IANS) Students indulged in violence and arson on the Allahabad University campus here on Friday evening after a student leader was arrested.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
IPL: Punjab opt to bowl against Hyderabad
Mohali, April 28 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain Glenn Maxwell won the toss and opted to bowl against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League game at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Fresh trouble for Kerala Minister as HC speaks tough
Kochi, April 28 (IANS) Even while Kerala's ruling CPI-M has publicly censured State Power Minister M.M. Mani for his "loose tongue" and the Congress-led UDF have been demanding his resignation for his remarks on women plantation workers, the Kerala High Court on Friday spoke tough, noting it was a grave mistake on the part of Mani to use such words.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India aim to begin new season on a high at Sultan Azlan Shah Cup (Preview)
Ipoh (Malaysia), April 28 (IANS) India will hope to begin a new season on a strong note with a good performance at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup -- beginning on Saturday -- which is seen as a precursor to the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final to be held in June.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Hockey
IPL-10: KKR scripts facile seven-wicket win over Daredevils
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) There was no stopping the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) juggernaut as Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa tore apart Delhi Daredevils' bowling to script a seven-wicket win and inch closer to a play-off berth in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
UDAN scheme to create 100 airports over the next 2-3 years: Jayant Sinha
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday said that central government's regional air connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- which was launched on April 27 is slated to create additional 100 airports over the next 2-3 years.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Turkey urges coalition, US to clear IS out of Syria
Istanbul, April 28 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged coalition forces and the US to clear the Islamic State (IS) militants from Manbij and Raqqa towns in Syria.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism
2,000-year-old tombs excavated in China
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) More than 20 funeral artefacts were unearthed during the excavation of two 2,000-year-old tombs in Hunan province of China, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Akshaya Tritiya overcomes note-ban shadow, sees jump in gold sales
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Bengaluru/Chennai, April 28 (IANS) With cash flow almost normalising after demonetisation, customers on Friday thronged jewellery shops across the country to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Four stands named after army men unveiled at Eden
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Four Indian soldiers who laid down their lives for the motherland were honoured by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) by naming Eden Gardens stands after them ahead of an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
ANC could lose 2019 polls: Ousted Indian-origin Minister
Johannesburg, April 28 (IANS) Former South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said that if the current state of affairs continue, the African National Congress (ANC) will lose power in 2019.
2017-04-28
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Diaspora
SC dismisses Kerala's curative petition seeking death for rapist
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) A six member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar on Friday dismissed a curative petition filed by the Kerala government seeking death for a rapist, leading to dismay from her family.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru gears up for JK Tyre Vroom this weekend
Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) As many as 600 participants from every nook and corner of the country will flex their muscles and show off their mean machines in India's premier quarter mile championship, JK Tyre Vroom, here this weekend.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
FIFA pays tribute to Mohun Bagan's historic triumph
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) In a tribute to Mohun Bagan's historic victory in the final of the 1911 IFA Shield, world football's governing body FIFA has announced that tickets for this year's U-17 World Cup will go on sale on the evening of May 16 at the exact time of 19:11.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China plans to conduct several manned space flights between 2019 and 2022, during which a 60-tonne space station will be assembled and built, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
11 Haryana towns certified free of open defecation
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that 11 towns/cities of Haryana have been declared free of open defecation.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
'Raag Desh' gets people's patriotic side alive: Mohit
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Actor Mohit Marwah, who will be next seen in director Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Raag desh -- Birth of a Nation", says the film gets people's patriotic side alive.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HC seeks government response on plastic egg, vegetables from China
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response from Central government on a plea alleging that vegetables and eggs made of plastic were being imported from China and sold in Indian markets.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Asian championships
Wuhan (China), April 28 (IANS) Indian star P.V. Sindhu went down fighting to Bingjiao of China in the women's singles quarter-finals in the Badminton Asia Championships 2017 here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
India can lead globally by improving manufacture: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) At a time of protectionist trends in the developed world, India can become the leading proponent of globalisation if it improves on its manufacturing, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Three orphaned tiger cubs die
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Three days after the death of its two siblings, a third orphaned tiger cub has died in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh National Park, officials said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Baahubali 2': Drama supersedes action (Tamil film review)
Film: "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion"; Director: S.S. Rajamouli; Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia and Nassar; Rating: ***1/2
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
IDFC's Q4 net profit up 4%
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) IDFC on Friday reported a rise of 3.84 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016-17.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Amazon top site in India, will keep investing in tech and infra: Jeff Bezos
New Delhi/ Seattle, April 28 (IANS) Banking on the e-commerce proliferation in India, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos assured people that the company will keep investing in technology and infrastructure in the country.
2017-04-28
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology
India's Forex reserves surge by $1.25 bn
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves rose by $1.25 billion as on April 21, 2017, official data showed on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Capping stent prices to affect patients, slab pricing right way: Ramadoss
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The central government's move to cap the stent prices may backfire and affect Indian patients and also the medical tourism potential, former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Assam's two-child norm in draft policy 'unnecessary', 'anti-women'
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Assam's suggestion of implementing a two-child policy is not only "unnecessary" but is also "anti-women" and "anti-poor", says an expert.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Trump failed in his first 100 days: Indian-American Congresswoman
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has said that US President Donald Trump has failed to keep his poll promises since he took office in January.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
'Baahubali 2' shines in theatres pan India
New Delhi/Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has stormed its way into the theatres pan India and across the world with fans rejoicing the moment they have been waiting for since the last 21 months after the release of "Baahubali: The Beginning".
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Four gold biscuits seized by BSF on Bangladesh border
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Four gold biscuits weighing about 430 gm and worth Rs 12.49 lakh were seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Friday, an official said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Eleven tremors jolt Italy
Rome, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Eleven moderate tremors jolted mountainous regions of central Italy on Friday, the National Geophysics and Vulcanology Institute reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Developers raise concern on registering existing projects under RERA
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Welcoming the RERA (Real Estate Regulation and Development Act, 2016), which will come into full effect from May 1, developers on Friday, however, raised concerns over the registration of "existing projects" under the act.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Egyptian Muslim, Christian lawmakers welcome Pope
Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Over 100 Egyptian MPs, including Muslims and Christians, greeted Pope Francis at Cairo's international airport on Friday at the start of his two-day visit.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion
NASA may face space suit crunch: Report
Washington, April 28 (IANS) NASA appears to be ill prepared to have a new space suit ready for future deep-space missions, media reported citing the space agency's auditor report.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Delhi residents get jail, Rs 30 lakh fine for power thefts
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Listing the heavy punishments handed out by special electricity courts in Delhi for power thefts, BSES, one of the capital's two distribution companies (discoms), on Friday said two offenders have been sent to jail and fines imposed totalling over Rs 30 lakh.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PIA suffers over Rs 340 bn in liabilities
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has incurred more than Rs 340 billion liabilities, a media report said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
800m champ Kenyan Rudisha eyes 1,000m race in Ostrava
Nairobi, April 28 (IANS) Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha of Kenya says he has his eyes set on defending his world title in London in August, but he will seek a new experience when he competes in the 1,000m race at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Ostrava, the Czech Republic, on June 28.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Bayern extend contract with Thiago Alcantara
Berlin, April 28 (IANS) Bayern Munich and Thiago Alcantara have agreed on a contract extension, the Bundesliga leaders confirmed in an official statement on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Indian-American man killed in firing at US motel
Washington, April 28 (IANS) A 56-year-old Indian-American man was killed after getting caught in firing at a motel in the US state of Tennessee.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Defence manufacturing policy coming soon: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Indian government will soon unveil a policy to encourage domestic defence manufacturing and reduce imports of military equipment, Union Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Asian championships
Wuhan (China), April 28 (IANS) Indian star P.V. Sindhu went down fighting to Bingjiao of China in the women's singles quarter-finals at the Badminton Asia Championships 2017 here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Maoists loot record 35 firearms this year
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The CRPF has lost 35 firearms in over 700 attacks by Maoists this year in the country -- the biggest loss of weapons in any year since 2012.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Terrorism, racism most discussed issues on Twitter
London, April 28 (IANS) Based on a study of 173 million tweets, terrorism and racism have emerged as the top two global issues discussed on Twitter.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Terrorism
Akshaya Tritiya overcomes note-ban shadow, sees jump in gold sales
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Bengaluru/Chennai, April 28 (IANS) With cash flow almost normalising after demonetisation, customers on Friday thronged jewellery shops across the country to celebrate Akshaya Tritiya.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Centre to blame for killing of Army men: UP ex-CM
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday visited the family of Captain Aayush Yadav in Kanpur and blamed the Centre's "faulty defence policies" for the killings of Army men.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Grandmother's smoking linked to autism in grandchildren
London, April 28 (IANS) If a girl's maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 per cent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours, says a study.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Russia will be proud of its F1 racer Kvyat'
Sochi, April 28 (IANS) Russians will be proud of their Formula One driver Daniil Kvyat, who is a "highly skilled racer" and is concentrated currently on making a good comeback at home Grand Prix in Sochi over this weekend, Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost said.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Motorsports
Internet clamp-downs no key to stop criminal activities: IAMAI
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Objecting to the Jammu and Kashmir government order to clamp down on social media and instant messaging apps, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Friday said internet clamp-down is not the key solution to criminal activities.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nizam's kin unhappy over being ignored at OU centenary
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) The family of Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh and last Nizam of Hyderabad State, on Friday expressed their unhappiness over being ignored during the centenary celebrations of Osmania University.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Congress slams Centre over J&K terror, Maoist violence deaths
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Slamming the Modi government for rise in casualties in violence/terror attacks across India, the Congress on Friday said the situation during the earlier UPA rule was much better than under the present government since May 2014.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Coulter-Nile's 3/34 restricts Delhi to 160/6 against KKR
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up three wickets to blunt Sanju Samson's half century and restrict Delhi Daredevils to 160/6 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
India to launch GSAT-9 communication satellite on May 5
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) India will launch communication satellite GSAT-9 using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) on May 5, the ISRO said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Funds' outflows, weak global cues subdue equities, Sensex below 30k mark (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Huge outflow of foreign funds, coupled with weak global cues and heavy selling pressure in FMCG, IT and consumer durables stocks, subdued the Indian equity markets on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I will direct Hindi films: Nagraj Manjule
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Marathi film "Sairat" fame director Nagraj Manjule says that he will direct a Hindi film someday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cloud helps Microsoft log strong Q3 growth
New York, April 28 (IANS) Riding on its Cloud services, Microsoft has announced that its commercial Cloud annualised revenue run rate exceeded $15.2 billion in the third quarter of 2017.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
AAP open to take call on leadership change: Kumar Vishwas
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Friday said the party was open to take a call on change in the leadership because blaming the EVMs entirely for its poll defeats was wrong when "there is mistrust among people for us".
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arsenal bigger power despite Tottenham rise: Wenger
London, April 28 (IANS) Arsenal may finish below arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in this season's English Premier League (EPL) but manager Arsène Wenger is confident that his club is still the bigger power in north London.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Yoga may reduce symptoms of menstrual disorders
London, April 28 (IANS) Practicing yoga may enhance mood and reduce pain in women affected by menstrual distress associated with physical and psychological symptoms, says a study.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
DU ad-hoc teachers on hunger strike for permanent status
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) More than 200 Delhi University (DU) ad-hoc teachers observed a daylong hunger strike here on Friday to press their demand that they be absorbed as permanent faculty.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Starc keen to have Hazlewood, Pattinson & Cummins in same XI
Brisbane, April 28 (IANS) Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc, who resumed bowling on Friday after a foot injury that cut short his India Test tour, said he is excited at the prospect of playing alongside fellow pacers Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and James Pattinson in the same XI for the first time in international cricket.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Stone throwing must end in Kashmir, says SC
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it will ask the government not to use pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir if there was no violence, no stone throwing and students return to classes.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NITI Aayog to hand-hold states on infrastructure projects
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The NITI Aayog has decided to offer support services to states in projects where they find it difficult to attract private investment.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Harika adjudged best women's player at Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik (Iceland), April 28 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli ended her campaign on a high note with a win against Jakob Pfreundt of Germany at the Reykjavik Open here.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
ED registers money laundering case against Trinamool leaders
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said it has registered a money laundering case against some Trinamool Congress leaders over their alleged involvement in the Narada sting case in which they were seen receiving money in exchange of favours to a fictitious company.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Have faith in the concept of marriage: Mohit Malhotra
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) In "Chupke Chupke", he will be seen as a career oriented person who doesnt want to get married. However, in real life, actor Mohit Malhotra says he has full faith in the concept of marriage and wishes to settle down soon.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Modern Food relaunches brand, targets Rs 1,000 cr revenue by 2020-21
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Targeting a revenue of Rs 1,000 crore by FY2021, bread major Modern Food Enterprises will soon be launching an entirely new range of bread and bakery items while looking at new food segments, said a top company official.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Ten-man Eibar hold Alaves in Spanish football league
Vitoria (Spain), April 28 (IANS) Deportivo Alaves let visiting Eibar off the hook, settling for a 0-0 draw in their Spanish football league match despite enjoying a one man advantage for more than two-thirds of the match.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Eden Gardens names two stands after martyred army men
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Two indian soldiers who laid down their lives on duty were honoured by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) by naming Eden Gardens stands after them ahead of an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,Defence/Security
Kolkata, Howrah air quality 'non-compliant' for more than five months
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Four year data of air quality in the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah shows that both the cities remain "non-compliant" with respect to particulate pollutants for more than five months in a year, especially during winter time, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Capping stent prices may backfire, hit medical tourism: Ramadoss
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The central government's move to cap the stent prices may backfire and affect medical tourism potential, former Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Model gets three-year jail for plotting murder
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) A Mumbai court on Friday sentenced model-cum-wannabe actress Preeti Jain for plotting the murder of award winning Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar 12 years ago.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thai court issues arrest warrant for Red Bull heir
Bangkok, April 28 (IANS) A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhaya over a deadly 2012 hit-and-run, the police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Baahubali 2': A fitting and fantasy-esque finale (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion"; Director: S. S. Rajamouli; Cast: Prabhas Raju, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Nasser, Charandeep, Satya Raj, Prabhakar, Rakesh Varre, Rohini, Tanikella Bharani, Teja Kakumanu; Rating: ***1/2
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
UAE-US 'Iron Claw 3' joint military exercise concludes
Abu Dhabi, April 28 (IANS/WAM) A joint military exercise between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the US land forces has concluded successfully in Abu Dhabi.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Togo,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Honour to collaborate with S.S. Rajamouli: Karan Johar (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has praised director S.S. Rajamouli and says it's an absolute honour for him to work with the "Baahubali 2" helmer.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mizoram to ban animal import amid health issues
Aizawl, April 28 (IANS) Mizoram has banned the import of pigs and cattle from Myanmar, Bangladesh and north-eastern Indian states amid fears of a viral disease, an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
IOC chief commends Buenos Aires on progress for Youth Olympic Games
Buenos Aires, April 28 (IANS) The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach toured the construction site for the Olympic Village for the Youth Olympic Games to be held here from October 6-18, 2018 and congratulated the organisers for the "great progress" they have made.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Mocking AAP on EVM issue is not right: Sanjay Singh
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The AAP has said it was "not right" to make fun of the party whenever it raises questions on EVMs as other political parties also have been raising their concerns over the issue.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Billings expects IPL exposure to help his England prospects
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils' English recruit Sam Billings hopes a dominating performance with the willow in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, will keep him in good stead whenever he gets a chance to represent his national cricket side.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Kerber bows out of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Stuttgart (Germany), April 28 (IANS) Angelique Kerber bowed out of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, after going down to French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic 2-6, 5-7 here.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
IPL: Improving Gujarat Lions face Mumbai Indians (Preview)
Rajkot, April 28 (IANS) As the Indian Premier League (IPL) enters its middle phase, Gujarat Lions will aim to accelerate from here as they face a comfortable looking Mumbai Indians at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday evening.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
American Odissi dancer defies stereotypes through her art (April 29 is World Dance Day)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Decades ago when Sharan Lowen brought out the exquisite grace of Odissi through her great performances in India and abroad, many people in the profession got together to make extreme efforts to eliminate her in every single way possible, the dancer says.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'High Noon' and more cinematic heights: Hollywood's realistic director (April 29 is Fred Zinnemann's 110th birth anniversary)
As a story goes, this director, who was behind some of Hollywood's most path-breaking films across genres, helmed debuts of many who would become its biggest stars, and won Oscars galore in his half-a-century career, was once asked by an ignorant studio executive what he had done. Fred Zinnemann just answered: "Sure. You first".
2017-04-28
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Opinion/Commentary
Roger Sanchez to perform in Delhi in May
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Grammy Award Winning Producer Roger Sanchez will be in India for the third edition of an underground house techno music event named Boiler Room x Budweisers 'Discover Whats Brewing in May.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Relief for Jagan as court rejects CBI plea to cancel bail
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) A special court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by CBI to cancel the bail of YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in an illegal assets case for allegedly violating bail conditions.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government nod to 8.65% interest on EPF for 2016-17
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Central government has approved 8.65 per cent interest rate on the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) deposits for 2016-17, officials said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India appreciates Cyprus support for UNSC membership: Modi
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India appreciates Cyprus's support for its permanent membership in the UN Security Council as the two sides signed four agreements, including on air services and merchant shipping.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Reddy joins FC Pune City as assistant coach
Pune, April 28 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City on Friday announced the signing of Pradhyum Reddy as the assistant coach of the senior and youth teams.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Police question JNU students in Kanhaiya sedition case
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday questioned at least four of the 30 JNU students who were asked to join a probe into a 2016 sedition case involving former student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Sevilla pull level on points with Atletico Madrid
Seville (Spain), April 28 (IANS) Sevilla FC battled to a 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo to climb to 68 points, the same number as Atletico Madrid, though the latter hang onto third place in La Liga thanks to a better goal difference.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Asian Designer Week to start in Delhi on May 5
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Asian Designer Week (ADW) will be back in Delhi with its fourth season on May 5.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Priyanka Chopra perfect choice for 'Baywatch': Dwayne Johnson
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has praised his co-star and Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and says she is the perfect choice for the forthcoming film "Baywatch".
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
E-taxi trial run in Nagpur from May 24
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) The trial run of the first electric taxi in the country will start from May 24 in Nagpur, Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Neha Kakkar's siblings surprise her on TV show
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Singer Neha Kakkar, who is currently seen as a mentor on "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Season 6", was in for a surprise when her siblings -- singers Sonu and Tony Kakkar -- came on the popular singing reality show.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Pakistani opposition 'concerned' over Jindal, Sharif meeting
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party has moved a resolution in the Punjab assembly airing its concern over the meeting between Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
IPL-10: KKR elect to field against Daredevils
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 game at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Genes that helps Tibetans survive at high altitudes
New York, April 28 (IANS) Variants of five different genes -- including one originating in the extinct human subspecies Denisovans -- help Tibetans survive the harsh conditions of the high altitudes, says a study.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan facing shortage of 36,000 PhDs
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan is facing a shortage of 36,000 PhDs, an independent body that overseas the country's higher education efforts said in a report published on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Education
US Senate confirms Acosta as Labour Secretary
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The US Senate confirmed one of the final members of President Donald Trumps Cabinet, Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta, the media reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hooghly jetty collapse toll is 12
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of a temporary jetty over West Bengal's Hooghly river has increased to 12, officials said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A festival dedicated to translations
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Interpretation is not just a matter of words, it involves providing clarity arounfd a culture. An upcoming festival here will give knowledge of various dialects which are translated or will be interpreted in not so distant future.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Iran summons Pakistan envoy over killing of border guards
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan's envoy in Iran was summoned by Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday over the killing of 10 Iranian border guards in an attack on the Pakistan-Iran border last week, Dawn news reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Shilpa's name dragged in business row to create hype: Raj Kundra
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) After a criminal case was lodged against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra for duping a textile firm owner for Rs. 24 lakh, the businessman said his wife's name has been dragged to create media hypes.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian corporate governance seriously flawed: SEBI
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Indian capital market regulator on Friday voiced serious concern over the standard of corporate governance, saying the country lacked a code of conduct for institutional investors.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
London police shoot woman, foil 'active terror plot'
London, April 28 (IANS) Police in London said they have foiled an "active terror plot" after a woman was shot during a raid on a house in northwest London.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IPL-10: Pune fancy win against depleted Bangalore (Preview)
Pune, April 28 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) will aim to shed off their inconsistent run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 on Saturday, when they take on a depleted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who are almost out of the race to the play-offs.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Shooting for 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' wrapped up
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The shooting for actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar upcoming film "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan" has been wrapped up.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Football: Bilbao beat Betis, remain on track for Europe
Bilbao (Spain), April 28 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao climbed back into sixth place in the Spanish football league standings with a 2-1 victory over a scrappy Real Betis side.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nepal to participate in OBOR meeting
Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) Nepal has confirmed it will participate in the One Belt One Road (OBOR) Conference in China next month, a media report said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Nepal,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Trump's response a 'slap' on Tsai's face: China
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China on Friday said US President Donald Trump saying that he would consult Beijing before talking to Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen was a "slap" on her face.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
HC dismisses RBI's plea in Tata-Docomo case
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the Reserve Bank of India's application opposing the enforcement of an arbitral award in the Tata-NTT Docomo case.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Learning Punjabi will always help with my acting: Saiyami Kher
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Actress Saiyami Kher has started taking Punjabi lessons, and she believes that learning the language will be a plus point for her acting career.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala audience welcomes 'Baahubali 2' in a big way
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) The Kerala audience welcomed "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in a big way as long queues was seen in front of the theatres showing the film, in the wee hours of Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Martian soil could be pressed into making strong bricks
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Experimenting with Mars-like soil, researchers have found that the Red Planet's soil could be turned into bricks just by applying pressure to compact the soil -- without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Salman Khan gave Hanuman different dimension, says director
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The character Hanuman has a little swag of superstar Salman Khan, who gave it a different dimension in "Hanuman Da Damdaar", says the forthcoming animated film's director Ruchi Narain.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Baahubali 2': Everything you expected and more (Movie Review, Rating: *****)
Film: 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion'; Director: S S Rajamouli; Starring: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tammannah Bhatia, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan; Rating: *****
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
After Whatmore, Uthappa on Kerala radar
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) which has thrown its net far and wide and successfully roped in World Cup winning coach Dav Whatmore, has begun to look for high profile cricketers to join the state squad.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
India appreciates Cyprus support for UNSC membership, says PM
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India appreciates Cyprus' support for its permanent membership of the UNSC and called for early reform of the Security Council.
2017-04-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Vyas new J&K Chief Secretary
Jammu, April 28 (IANS) Bharat Bhushan Vyas, an IAS officer of the 1986 batch, was on Friday appointed the new Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Trump fails to force healthcare vote in first 100 days
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Despite a furious push, House Republican leaders were unable to wrangle the votes necessary to move forward on their latest effort to repeal Obamacare, denying President Donald Trump a major legislative victory during his first 100 days in office.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
Pet crocodile found alive after house fire in Australia
Canberra, April 28 (IANS) A gigantic four-metre-long saltwater crocodile, kept as a pet by an Australian in Darwin, has survived a fire which gutted its owner's house, a firefighter said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four die in blast in firecracker factory
Ghaziabad, April 28 (IANS) Four persons were killed and five injured on Friday when an explosion rocked a godown of a firecracker factory here, police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Salma Hayek gives a lesson on Mexican slang
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek, who was born and raised in Mexico before moving to Hollywood for her career in the 1990s, has made a tutorial video for Mexican slang.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India, Cyprus sign 4 agreements
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Cyprus on Friday signed four agreements, including on air services and merchant shipping, following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades here.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Ronan Keating, wife welcome son
London, April 28 (IANS) Singer Ronan Keating and his wife Storm Keating have welcomed their first child - a son - together.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump threatens to terminate trade pact with S. Korea
Washington, April 28 (IANS) President Donald Trump has threatened to terminate the US trade agreement with South Korea, declaring that the five-year-old accord with a key ally was "a horrible deal" that has left America "destroyed".
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
China to solely fund Pakistan's railway project
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan has refused part financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its Karachi-Peshawar rail line following China's interest in "single-handedly funding the project".
2017-04-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Google announces new programme to inspire entrepreneurs, developers
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) US tech giant Google on Friday announced a new "Solve for India" initiative that aims to expand and energise the start-up ecosystem in tier 2 cities across the country.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
CRPF trooper injured, one attacker arrested
Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) A CRPF trooper was injured on Friday when two men attacked him inside a bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag town. One of the attackers was overpowered.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK economy grows by only 0.3%
London, April 28 (IANS) The UK economy grew by just 0.3 per cent at the start of this year, the slowest growth rate since the first three months of 2016, according to official figures released on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
4 detained in UK counter terrorism operation
London, April 28 (IANS) Four persons were arrested and one injured during a counter terrorism operation in London and Kent in England, the Metropolitan Police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Stone throwing must end in Kashmir, says SC
New Delhi, April 28 ((IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it will ask the government not to use pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir if there was no violence, no stone throwing and students get back to classes.
2017-04-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Delhi hawala operator held in Dinakaran bribery case
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A hawala operator from old Delhi was arrested here on Friday in connection with T.T.V. Dinakaran's bribery case, police said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP DMs, SSPs to hear public's problems between 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) In another step to discipline the bureaucracy in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP government has directed all District Magistrates (DM) and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) to be present in their offices between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., an official said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Modi obsession one of our biggest mistakes: Goa AAP leader
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) The AAP's chief spokesperson in Goa, Oscar Rebello, says a key reason for the party's electoral failures is its "obsession" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Four Congress MLAs join BJP in Manipur
Imphal, April 28 (IANS) In yet another blow to the Congress, four more MLAs joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday. Two Congress MLAs had joined the BJP earlier.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Robert Vadra made Rs 50 crore illegal profit from land deal, says report
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra made an "illegal profit" of over Rs 50 crore from a 2008 land deal without investing a penny, according to a panel that probed suspect Haryana land deals.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Copa America to be expanded, says CONMEBOL chief
Rio de Janeiro, April 28 (IANS) The 2019 Copa America in Brazil will be expanded to 16 teams, according to the head of South American football governing body CONMEBOL.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
NASA's next generation space telescope plan takes a pause
Washington, April 28 (IANS) NASA said it is initiating an independent external review to know how long it will take and how much it will cost to build the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Aishwarya, Sonam, Deepika to attend Cannes film festival
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) L'oreal Paris brand ambassadors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone will be joining their international counterparts Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria at the 70th Festival De Cannes, taking place in May.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Different looks that could be tried for pre-wedding shoots
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) With the trend of pre-wedding shoots catching up, different looks could be tried. A plain chiffon sari to a one shoulder gown there are styles that could be looked into, say experts.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Whenever I get emotional, I become 'desi': Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has been juggling between Indian and American characters for a while now. The National Film Award winner says that whenever she gets emotional or angry, she becomes 'desi and her 'desi' accent comes out.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
CRISPR gene editing tool to help fight arthritis
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, researchers have found a way to rewire mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis and other chronic conditions.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
FIFA fine Brazil, Argentina, Mexico for homophobic chants
Rio de Janeiro, April 28 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has fined the football associations of Brazil, Argentina and Mexico for homophobic chants by fans.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
101-year-old Mann Kaur's world record breaking Auckland sky walk
Auckland, April 28 (IANS) The 101-year-old athlete Mann Kaur has become the oldest person to Sky Walk around Aucklands famous landmark Sky Tower.
2017-04-28
Category: International, New Zealand,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Sports
I don't seek credit: Gul Panag
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) She has been lauded for her work in notable films including "Dor", "Dhoop", "Manorama Six Feet Under", "Hello", and "Ab Tak Chhappan 2", but actress Gul Panag, who believes in constantly breaking the stereotypes, says she never seeks credit.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australia's no to deploying anti-missile system
Canberra, April 28 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday said it is an extremely tense time on the Korean peninsula but dismissed the idea of deploying an anti-missile system in the country.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Orlando Bloom speaks up on terror threats
London, April 28 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom has spoken of how terror threats made him more concerned about being in public spaces with his six-year-old son.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Former Disney star Michael Mantenuto dead
London, April 28 (IANS) Former Disney star Michael Mantenuto, best known for his role as Jack O'Callahan in the 2004 film "Miracle", has died. He was 35.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Baahubali 2' finally releases in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) After initial woes in Tamil Nadu, S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" finally released in the state.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Crowds throng jewellers on Akshaya Tritiya
New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) With cash flow almost normalising after demonetisation, customers on Friday thronged jewellery shops across the country to usher in Akshaya Tritiya.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Rishi slams 'today's stars' for skipping Vinod's funeral
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is angry over new generation of actors as they chose to skip late actor Vinod Khanna's funeral.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zen mobile unveils 'Admire Metal' smartphone
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Expanding its ZENERATION 4G portfolio, domestic smartphone manufacturer Zen Mobile on Friday launched "Admire Metal" at Rs 5,749 that comes with twin WhatsApp feature and supports 22 regional Indian languages.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Katy Perry collaborates with Migos
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has joined forces with the hip-hop group Migos for "Bon appétit".
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Five Indian designers to compete for The International Woolmark Prize 2017-18
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Indian designer brands like Antar-Agni, Dhruv Kapoor and Pero will compete with the contemporaries from countries like Pakistan and Middle East to get into the final list at the The International Woolmark Prize (IWP) 2017-18. Rahul Mishra from India is one of the previous winners of IWP.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India can lead globally by improving manufacture: Jaitley
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) At a time of protectionist trends in the developed world, India can become the leading proponent of globalisation only if the country improves on its manufacturing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Big B always inspired me: 'Sairat' director
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, best known for his Marathi film "Sairat", says megastar Amitabh Bachchan has always inspired him with his versatile acting.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sam Smith might make comeback with Clean Bandit
London, April 28 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning singer Sam Smith is reportedly working with British electronic music group Clean Bandit.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Opinion/Commentary
Gigi Hadid prefers working out with friends
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Supermodel Gigi Hadid, who is the part of an exclusive video released by Reebok, says she prefers working out with friends than going solo.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Depp surprises guests aboard ride
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp surprised Disneyland park-goers when he dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow aboard the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jharkhand Police to seize property of banned group's chief
Ranchi, April 28 (IANS) Jharkhand Police on Friday has started the process to confiscate properties of banned Maoist outfit People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) chief Dinesh Gope, an official said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taliban launches annual offensive in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 28 (IANS) The Taliban on Friday announced the start of their annual rebel offensive in Afghanistan, a media report said.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Foreign ministers gather for Asean trade meet
Manila, April 28 (IANS) Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) met here on Friday to begin a trade and economic integration summit.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
ED registers money laundering case against TMC leaders
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a money laundering case against some Trinamool Congress leaders over their alleged involvement in the Narada sting in which the accused received money in exchange of favours to a fictitious company, an official said here.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Slain Vizag soldier was to come home
Visakhapatnam, April 28 (IANS) Naik Bhoota Venkata Ramana was to visit his home here soon. But on Thursday his family received the shocking news of his death in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Two Odisha villagers killed by Maoists
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas killed two villagers in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Negative global cues subdue Indian equities, Sensex below 30k mark
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Indian equity markets were subdued by weak global cues and heavy selling pressure in FMCG and banking stocks during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US state executes convict
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Arkansas has executed a convict after state authorities put a temporary hold to allow the US Supreme Court to consider motions for stays of execution, the media reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Buoyant gold sales on Akshaya Tritiya cheer markets
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Buoyant gold sales on Akshaya Tritiya brought cheer to jewellers in Mumbai and elsewhere in the country as customers thronged retail outlets to make their customary festive purchases on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
After US, Iran, India now eyes Japan, S. Korea for mango exports
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) After scoring success with the US, Australia and Iran, India is now eyeing the untapped Japanese and South Korean markets for exporting mangoes, a top official has said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Search resumes to find escaped militant in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) The Indian Army on Friday resumed search operations in Kashmir's Kupwara district for a militant who escaped after a gunfight that killed three soldiers and two militants on Thursday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Gujarat has one of India's worst immunisation records (April 24-30 is World Immunisation Week)
Among larger Indian states, Gujarat has the least number of vaccinated children: 50.4 per cent (2015-16 data). The immunisation rate of the fourth-richest state (2013-14) is now worse than that of some of the most backward states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, called Bimaru (or sick) states.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
New Zealand-Australian troops to train new Iraqi forces
Wellington, April 28 (IANS) New Zealand and Australian troops in Iraq will train about 2,000 Iraqi security forces personnel in the next fortnight to fight Islamic State (IS) insurgents, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) said in a statement on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Japan won't make concessions in US trade talks
Tokyo, April 28 (IANS) Japan will not make concessions in its negotiations with the US for a bilateral trade deal, Finance Minister Taro Aso said.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Business/Economy
Facebook launches Messenger Lite in 132 more countries
New York, April 28 (IANS) Facebook Messenger Lite, a stand-alone version of Messenger for Android for markets with slower than average internet speeds is now available in over 132 countries including Vietnam, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Technology
Apple experimenting with wireless charging via Wi-Fi router
San Francisco, April 28 (IANS) US tech giant Apple is experimenting with wireless charging technologies that could see users charge their iPhones with a Wi-Fi router.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Emerging trend of 'Build & Sell' model in housing (Comment: Special to IANS)
Three years ago, when Manav Singh, an aviation entrepreneur from Shimla, forayed into real estate with the launch of a mega 100-acre luxury township in the picturesque Auramah Valley, next to popular tourist spot of Naldera in Himachal Pradesh, he was treading on an alien and risky terrain amidst the real estate slowdown.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Manoj Muntashir takes on the music mafia in Bollywood
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) For years now, lyricists of Hindi films have been a neglected lot. This wasnt so earlier. Songs of stature in the past like Pardeeps "Ae mere watan kelogon",Sahir Ludhianvis "Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaye to kya hai", Gulzars "Tum pukar lo tumahara intezaar hai" were instantaneously associated with and identified by their lyricists along with the composers and singers.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
12 new expressways to be constructed: Gadkari
Bagpat (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) At least a dozen new expressways would be constructed in the coming year to connect various states in the country, of which three will be started in 2017, it was announced here Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sushma calls on Cyprus President
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called on Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades who is on a five day visit to India.
2017-04-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Robots are people too (The Funny Side)
Legislative officials in the European Union have been trying to decide whether robots are people or not. This is idiotic. Of course they are people. The little robot in my smartphone told me. (Not a joke. I asked Siri if she was human and she replied: "Close enough.")
2017-04-28
Category: International, India,Features
Penchant for gold jewellery remains unfazed on Akshaya Tritiya
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) It may be considered auspicious to buy gold on the day of Akshay Tritiya that is celebrated on Friday, it is definitely not the corporate trend anymore, says experts. They feel that the consumers are buying gold not for the investment goods but for attaining the prosperity along with virtuous vibes.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Partly cloudy Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) It was a relatively pleasant Friday morning in Delhi with partly overcast conditions and minimum temperature settling within a normal level at 24 degrees Celsius, the MeT office said, predicting thunder showers in the city.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Joyride of coastal gastronomy on a platter at SamBar (Foodie Trail - Mumbai)
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) If you ignore the twist in the spelling, uttering the word SamBar instantly reminds one of the popular and traditional 'sambar' Tamil lentil delicacy. Additionally, you might be surprised that SamBar serves a peppery Rasam Mary. But there's a catch.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Of brains, business and masters (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Read an engaging look at the neuro-science of thought, behaviour and creativity that is a call to action; know how three bright and charming women make the most of available resources and navigate their way around those looking to remove them from their turf; flick trough a cute story of the relation between a master and his student.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
German parliament backs partial burqa ban
Berlin, April 28 (IANS) Members of Germany's lower house of parliament have approved a law that partially bans the full-face Islamic veil or the burqa, the media reported on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Cyprus President accorded ceremonial welcome
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Friday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
2017-04-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
China threatened Pyongyang over another n-test: Tillerson
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that China threatened North Korea with sanctions if it undertook another nuclear weapons test, the media reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
Trump approval rating shows no improvement: Poll
Washington, April 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's approval rating has showed no signs of improvement amid sharp partisan divides and a failure to capitalise on post-election strengths, a new poll has revealed.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Negative global cues pull Indian equities lower
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in banking and FMCG goods pulled the Indian equity markets lower during the early morning trade session on Friday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
53% favour US military action against N.Korea: Poll
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Fifty-three per cent Americans favour US military action to keep North Korea from continuing its nuclear weapons programme, a new poll has found.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
US state holds execution as SC reviews case
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The state of Arkansas has temporarily put an execution on hold as the US Supreme Court was hearing the convict's last minute appeals, the media reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China eyes better military relations with US: Official
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) China is willing to work with the US to constructively manage risks and properly handle disagreements in order to propel mutual trust and seek more progress in promoting new ties, according to a defence official.
2017-04-28
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Won't run for office, says Michelle Obama
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Former US First Lady Michelle Obama has shut down calls to run for president and said she would never run for political office, the media reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Early morning shows of 'Baahubali 2' cancelled in TN
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Early morning shows of S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" were cancelled on Friday due to financial issues in Tamil Nadu, industry sources said.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Human DNA discovered in caves without skeletal remains
Washington, April 28 (IANS) An international team of researchers has successfully retrieved human DNA in cave sediments where no skeletal remains were found, a new study revealed.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Passenger dragged off United Airlines flight reaches settlement
Washington, April 28 (IANS) A passenger who was violently dragged off a United Airlines flight earlier this month, has reached a settlement with the airline for an undisclosed amount, his lawyers has announced.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Currency shortage in UP banks, ATMs trouble people
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) People in Uttar Pradesh and in neighbouring Uttarakhand are facing a shortage of cash in banks and ATMs, six months after the old currency notes of Rs 1,000 and 500 were demonetised in the country.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
PartyNextDoor unfollows Zayn Malik on social media
London, April 28 (IANS) Just weeks after they released their collaboration track, "Still got time", rapper PartyNextDoor has unfollowed former One Direction star Zayn Malik on social media.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Youth protest against French election ends in violence
Paris, April 28 (IANS) A protest by French youth against the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen turned violent on Thursday, according to local reports.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Politics
Plot of GoT finale season being kept a secret, says Clarke
London, April 28 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke says even she doesnt know what will happen in the final season of the show.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
300 students fall sick due to food poisoning in France
Paris, April 28 (IANS) More than 300 students were taken ill on Thursday due to suspected food poisoning in Rouen city in France, regional authorities said.
2017-04-28
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Human Interest/Society
Hathaway pens emotional tribute to Jonathan Demme
New York, April 28 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway has paid an emotional tribute to late filmmaker Jonathan Demme by calling him her "favourite rebel angel".
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Michael Flynn under investigation over payments from Russia
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The Pentagon's Inspector General had already opened an investigation into whether former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn received foreign payments without Pentagon's approval, according to a newly released document.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Kim Kardashian cries on DeGeneres's show
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian got emotional while talking about last years Paris robbery on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran criticises Pakistan over militant groups' use of its soil
Tehran, April 28 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday criticised the Pakistani government for its "failure" to protect its borders against militant groups who recently killed Iranian border guards in a cross-border attack, Tasnim news agency reported.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Biocon net declines 62% in Q4
Bengaluru, April 28 (IANS) India's biotechnology major Biocon Ltd has posted Rs 127 crore consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (January-March) of fiscal 2016-17 as against Rs 333 crore in the same period year ago, registering a whopping decline of 62 per cent year-on-year (YoY).
2017-04-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Caitlyn Jenner stayed in her house for six years
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner says that she was housebound for six years as she struggled to come to terms with her gender issues.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
EU member states show 'unity' ahead of Brexit summit
Brussels, April 28 (IANS) The European Union (EU)'s 27 member states on Thursday put the seal on the guidelines of the Brexit talks, Malta's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Affairs told reporters in Luxembourg in the run-up to the bloc's Brexit summit this weekend.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy
Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff to reunite
London, April 28 (IANS) DJ Jazzy Jeff and actor-singer Will Smith will reunite for two-night performance in Europe in August.
2017-04-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'US to deport 7,000 Ghanaians'
Accra, April 28 (IANS) The United States would deport 7,000 Ghanaians this year for breaching terms of their visa agreement, a US diplomat said on Thursday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Ghana,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
AAP will improve organisational structure: Sanjay Singh
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday said organisational improvement was needed and the party would work towards it.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian DJs to open Bieber's India gig
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Amid the whole debate whether actors should get on the stage for live gigs instead of musicians attracting a lot of attention, organisers of Justin Bieber's maiden concert in India have roped in Indian DJs Sahil Sharma aka Zaeden and Sarthack Sardana aka Sartek to open for the Grammy Award-winning singer.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Local mayor among six probed for Italian ski hotel disaster
Pescara (Italy), April 28 (IANS/AKI) Six people including a local Mayor and a provincial Governor are under investigation over the deadly avalanche that struck a ski hotel in central Italy in January after a series of strong earthquakes, killing 29 people, prosecutors said on Thursday.
2017-04-28
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cyprus asks India to raise its territorial dispute with Turkey
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to India, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Thursday asked India to tell Turkey that the status quo on the territorial dispute on his island is unacceptable.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
India intends to make IPR policy more efficient: Sitharaman
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India intends to make its Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy more efficient and speedier, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday.
2017-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
CPI-M not averse to roping in Congress against BJP, Trinamool in Bengal
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday said it was not averse to joining hands with the Congress and other secular forces to forge a broad-based unity in combating the attack on democracy and secularism in West Bengal.
2017-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Leverage CSR to meet development needs, President tells industry
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday urged the Indian industry to leverage corporate social responsibility (CSR) for re-imagining transformative solutions to address the large development challenges across the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Date to file service tax return extended to April 30
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In a relief to service tax payers, the government has extended the last date for filing return by five days to April 30, it was announced on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Court considers chargesheet in Chhattisgarh corruption case
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A court here on Thursday took cognisance of the chargesheet filed in a corruption case against suspended Chhattisgarh official B.L. Agrawal.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana to identify high risk jobs
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) The Haryana government will identify high-risk jobs in government departments, a minister said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Spain's Carla Suarez in Stuttgart Open quarterfinals
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women's Stuttgart Open, defeating Russia's Elena Vesnina.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Poverty seen in Bengal not seen anywhere else in India: Amit Shah
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday called the level of poverty in Bengal as the worst in the country, and exuded confidence that the state would become as prosperous as Maharashtra and Gujarat once his party forms a government after the next assembly polls.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
President Mukherjee to be conferred Cyprus's highest civilian award
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be conferred Cyprus's highest order of merit during the course of Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades's ongoing visit to India, a senior official said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
US drone strike kills 7 militants in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) At least seven militants were on Thursday killed in missile strikes by a US pilotless aircraft in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
I've always been a motorsport enthusiast, says Gul Panag
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag says she is passionate about motorsports.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC asks Roy to deposit Rs 1,500 cr, jails one for contempt
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Sahara chief Subrata Roy to deposit Rs 1,500 crore, as offered by him, by June 15, failing which he will have to go back to jail even as it sent a proposed buyer of Sahara's assets to jail for contempt.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Delhi coach Dravid, skipper Zaheer spend time inspecting Eden pitch
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to rein in the barrage of losses and start a winning spree -- and that was evident with the amount of time coach Rahul Dravid and captain Zaheer Khan on Thursday spent inspecting the Eden Gardens pitch where they take on Kolkata Knight Riders a day later.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Sonia, Rahul condemn Kupwara attack
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Expressing sorrow and concern over the attack on an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said Pakistan-sponsored terror has become a "festering wound".
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Growth in FMCG demand in rural areas to be double digit: Adi Godrej
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej on Thursday said that the rural demand for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) will likely to have a double digit growth with a good monsoon.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Kannada film makes way for 'Baahubali 2' in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 27 (IANS) Kannada film "Raaga" would be off screens for the mega release of Telugu blockbuster "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" on Friday in 500 theatres, including multiplexes across Karnataka, said its director on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
German soldier held for plotting terror attack
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) A German soldier, suspected of planning a terrorist attack, was arrested on Thursday, a prosecutor said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Venezuela to quit Organisation of American States
Caracas, April 27 (IANS) Venezuela will withdraw from the Organisation of American States (OAS), according to the country's Foreign Minister, who announced the decision on national television.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Dream is to see slippers-wearing passengers fly: Modi (Third Lead)
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first low-cost Shimla-Delhi flight near here, and said his dream is to see a person wearing slippers fly in an aeroplane in the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria receive highest polio vaccines
New York/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria -- the only three polio endemic nations in the world -- received highest doses of vaccines in 2016, said a Unicef statement on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Need to change mindset on gender issues: Haryana minister
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Having countered the adverse sex ratio in the state in the last three years, the Haryana government wants to change the mindset of people on gender-related issues, a minister said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Reliance Capital Q4 net at Rs 417 crore
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Reliance Capital, an Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group company, on Thursday said it closed the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 fiscal with a consolidated net profit of Rs 417 crore as against Rs 415 crore during the corresponding period of the previous year.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
New ICC model to reduce BCCI revenue share
Dubai, April 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced a new financial model that will reduce the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) share of ICC revenue to a large extent and will allocate more resources to several other Full Member nations of the game's world governing body.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Real Madrid thump Deportivo to keep title challenge on track
Coruna (Spain), April 27 (IANS) Real Madrid got over the disappointment of losing at home in last weekend's Clasico by thrashing Deportivo 6-2, making sure the prospects of the La Liga title remain within their reach.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi court asks AAP MLA for October 13 appearance
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A Delhi court has issued summons to AAP legislator Som Dutt for court appearance on October 13 in a case in which he is accused of furnishing false information in his poll affidavits.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vinod Khanna, superstar and BJP MP, is dead (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Vinod Khanna, a Bollywood superstar who later embraced politics, died here on Thursday morning following a battle with cancer, marking the end of an era in Hindi films. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Hopeful GST slab will be low for tourism sector'
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) on Thursday said it is hopeful that the Union government will keep the GST rate low for the tourism sector.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
India slips in media freedom ranking under Modi: Report
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Journalists in India are less free than 135 other countries due to threats from "Hindu nationalists", according to an index of press freedom by a global media watchdog.
2017-04-27
Category: International, India,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aadhaar card becomes mandatory for Bhopal gas victims
Bhopal, April 27 (IANS) The Aadhaar registration card has been made mandatory for Bhopal gas victims to receive any ex gratia payment or compensation, an officer said here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FC Barcelona report Malaga President for provocative tweet
Madrid, April 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona on Thursday reported Abdullah Al-Thani, the President of Malaga CF football club, to the Spanish Anti-Violence Committee for an offensive tweet in which he referred to them as "the human waste of Catalunya".
2017-04-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rs 30,000 cr to be spent to revive 4 sick fertiliser units
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) State-run units in the energy sector will jointly invest close to Rs 30,000 crore to revive four sick fertiliser plants by 2020-21 in order to make India self-sufficient in urea production and reduce imports, the government said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonakshi Sinha misses 'Nach Baliye 8'
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is currently in Australia to take part in actor Hrithik Roshans music tour - A Night With Stars Reloaded, says she is missing her judging duties on the popular dance reality show "Nach Baliye 8".
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russian naval ship collides with vessel in Black Sea
Moscow, April 27 (IANS) A reconnaissance ship belonging to the Russian Navy collided with a vessel in the Black Sea on Thursday due to heavy fog, but all were rescued, the Defence Ministry said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 French policemen shot by 'Islamist'
Paris, April 27 (IANS) Two police officers were shot and injured by a suspected radical Islamist when they tried to arrest him on the French island of Réunion on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Merkel says UK living under 'illusion' over Brexit
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) British politicians are still living under the "illusion" that Britain will retain most of its rights and privileges once it leaves the European Union (EU), German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Markets scale new highs, but fail to sustain impetus (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Indian equity markets on Thursday made fresh record highs. However, selling pressure triggered by profit bookings dragged them to closing in the red.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US varsity announces $5,000 scholarship for Indian students
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Missouri State University (MSU) in the US on Thursday announced $5,000 scholarship for Indian students.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
IPL-10: Next 9 days will define the season for Delhi, says Zaheer
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The next nine days will be make or break for struggling Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils, skipper Zaheer Khan said on Thursday ahead of their game against table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Kotak Mahindra Bank's stand-alone Q4 net profit up 40%
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak Bank) on Thursday reported a rise of 40 per cent in its stand-alone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of fiscal 2016-17.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mysterious 'Hajime' malware infecting IoT network globally
Moscow, April 27 (IANS) A new mysterious malware that builds a vast peer-to-peer botnet to infect the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide has been identified with almost 300,000 devices under its control, ready to perform a large-scale DDoS attack.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Business/Economy
UK living under 'illusion' over Brexit, say Markel
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said British politicians are still living under the "illusion" that Britain will retain most of its rights and privileges once it leaves the European Union (EU).
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
From angry young man to angry father: Vinod Khanna's cinematic voyage (Tribute)
He came into prominence playing an angry young man in a 1970s classic and one of his last major appearances was as an angry implacable father in a 2010 blockbuster, but whatever role Vinod Khanna played -- good, bad, or even supporting -- he ended up making his presence felt. Can you think of any other Bollywood hero who won applause for beating up Amitabh Bachchan on screen?
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Opinion/Commentary
Khanna a perfect gentleman with perennial smile: Sumitra Mahajan
Indore, April 27 (IANS) Condoling the demise of film star-cum-politician Vinod Khanna, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said he would be remembered as a perfect gentleman with a perennial smile on his face.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Kapil Dev's wax figure latest addition at Madame Tussauds Delhi
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India's first World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev's wax figure will be the latest addition at Madame Tussauds Delhi as he is set to join other sports icons there.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
After Arunachal, China justifies tweaking Taiwan's name
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) After renaming six towns of Arunachal Pradesh, China has justified tweaking the name of Taiwan - a self-ruled island claimed by Beijing.
2017-04-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
After taxation deal, India urges Cyprus to raise investments
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Thursday hoped that European Union (EU) member-state Cyprus will increase its investments in India's fast growing economy after the deadlock over a revised tax treaty was resolved.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Barcelona Open honours Spain's Montanes
Barcelona, April 27 (IANS) The organisers of the Barcelona Open have honoured Spanish tennis player Albert Montanes after his defeat in the second round against compatriot Feliciano Lopez in a match during which he decided to end his professional career.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
South Africa to launch new T20 league
Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) The deadline for submission of ownership bid documents for franchisee teams in South Africa's new Twenty20 league will expire on Friday, the country's cricket board announced on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Three soldier, two 'fidayeens' die in Kashmir attack (Fifth Lead)
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Guerrillas believed to be foreigners sneaked into an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday and killed three soldiers in an audacious pre-dawn attack that left two militants dead, officials said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Russia must help stabilise Afghanistan situation: Pakistan minister
Moscow, April 27 (IANS) Russia should lead the process of stabilisation of the situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Second Formula Racing Junior series this weekend
Coimbatore, April 27 (IANS) The second edition of the Formula Racing Junior Series (FJRS) will get under way at the Kari Motor Speedway this weekend, with the winner earning a fully sponsored drive in the Formula LGB F4 Class of the 2017 National Racing Championship.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Over 9,000 Turkish policemen suspended over links to Gulen
Ankara, April 27 (IANS) More than 9,000 Turkish policemen have been suspended over their alleged links with the Gulenist Group.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Pakistan says consular access to Jadhav on merit basis
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) The decision to provide consular access to alleged India 'spy' Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death sentence in Pakistan, will be taken on merit, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Sports,Terrorism,Diplomacy
MuveAcoustics's new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone in India
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) MuveAcoustics, a brand by Hong Kong-based consumer electronics company Zeeva, on Thursday launched a new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone -- Evoke MA-1999FB -- in India.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IPL: Samuels to join Delhi squad on Saturday
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels will join the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils on Saturday, skipper Zaheer Khan said ahead of their game against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Civilian killed, three injured in firing near Kupwara attack site
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) A 70-year-old civilian was killed and three others received injuries in a firing incident on Thursday outside the Army camp in Kupwara district, which was attacked by militants on Thursday morning.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian short film to be screened by Unesco in Indonesia
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Rahul V. Chittella's short film "Azaad", starring Atul Kulkarni and Sakshi Tanwar, will be screened by Unesco as part of a World Press Freedom Day event on May 3 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kenya's Tergat set to take over national Olympic body
Nairobi, April 27 (IANS) Kenya's iconic long distance runner Paul Tergat is expected to assume the leadership of the country's Olympic body after the incumbent and his only rival failed to present his nomination papers at the deadline.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Jharkhand assembly ratifies GST bill
Ranchi, April 27 (IANS) The Jharkhand assembly unanimously passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017, at a specially convened session on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Early humans reached North America 130,000 years ago: Study
New York, April 27 (IANS) Early humans probably reached North America 130,000 years ago -- 115,000 years earlier than previously thought, claims a study.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Ewan McGregor in talks to star in 'Christopher Robin'
London, April 27 (IANS) Actor Ewan McGregor is in talks to star in "Christopher Robin". The movie will be based on the adult version of the character by the same name from A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" stories.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US steel probe violates principles of fair trade: China group
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) China's steel industry group has voiced concern over the US launching a probe into its steel imports, saying the move sends a signal of protectionism and is against the principles of fair trade, a media report said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Opt for facials as per skin type
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) There are different kind of facials for different purposes and skin types. While de-tan facial helps remove tanning mostly for oily skin, gold radiance facial suits all skin types, say experts.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Deepika shot title track of 'Raabta' in one night
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone shot the title track of "Raabta" in one night.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't like sensationalising stories into sexuality: Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra, who has done some bold scenes in the American series "Quantico", says she doesnt like to sensationalise stories into sexuality.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aparshakti Khurana turns RJ for TVC
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Radio Jockey turned actor Aparshakti Khurana will be essaying the role of a RJ for an advertisement.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kejriwal urges AAP's councillors to work honestly
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day after Delhi civic election results were out, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met the newly elected Aam Aadmi Party councillors and urged them to work honestly and "not to betray the party".
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flaunt your sleeves this summer
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Using some silhouette tricks, you can easily play around with different types of sleeves and hide the fuller arms, say experts. This summer is all about large bell sleeves, puffy ones or full lengths.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India-Italy ties on recovery path via trade
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Relations between India and Italy are set on the path to recovery, after strains that developed over the past years, with the Joint Economic Commission slated to meet in Rome in May after a gap of eight years, it was announced here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Tata Motors to supply 3,192 Safari Storme SUVs to army
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors on Thursday said it will supply 3,192 units of its sports utility vehicle (SUV) Tata Safari Storme to the Indian Army.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian firms expect moderate economic expansion in 2017: Survey
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Driven by positive economic sentiment, more than three-fourths (77 per cent) of senior finance executives of Indian companies expect moderate to substantial economic expansion in 2017, a survey said here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vote for change as Himachal looking for honest era: Modi
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the people of Himachal Pradesh to vote for change like in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi as the hill state was looking for an honest era.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Girls should speak out against sexual molestation, says Ahsaas Channa
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress Ahsaas Channa, who will next be seen playing a sexual assault victim in TV show "MTV Big F Season 2", says women should not stop from standing up against sexual molestation.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Veteran actor-BJP politician Vinod Khanna dead (Fourth Lead)
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor, politician and former union minister Vinod Khanna died here on Thursday morning following prolonged illness, a family friend said. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Indulge in fun and games with the whole family
New Delhi/ Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Turn on the nostalgia by going back to school with a unique curation of games at KidZania fit for the entire family.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Politicians condole Vinod Khanna's death
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation on Thursday to pay homage to Bollywood actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna who died at a Mumbai hospital following a prolonged illness.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Huawei, Intel sign MoU to accelerate HPC innovation
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Communications technology solutions provider Huawei and Intel on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in high-performance computing (HPC) to provide competitive and innovative HPC products.
2017-04-27
Category: International, China,Technology
Diane Keaton wants whiter teeth
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Veteran actress Diane Keaton would love to have whiter teeth, but she claims her previous battle with bulimia has destroyed the "inside of her mouth".
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Syria says Israel attacked Damascus airport
Damascus, April 27 (IANS) The Syrian Army on Thursday said an Israeli missile targeted its military position near the international airport here.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security
Sonia condoles death of Vinod Khanna
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday condoled the death of veteran film actor Vinod Khanna, describing him as a "gifted actor", who dominated the silver screen with his outstanding persona.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Dinakaran, friend brought to Chennai for questioning
Chennai/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Ruling AIADMK General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran, arrested by Delhi Police for alleged bribery, was flown here on Thursday for further investigation.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saddening to see fraud sites of my initiative, says Akshay
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar says he is feeling sad at seeing fraudulent sites and apps based on an initiative that he is supporting.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
After Arunachal, China justifies tweaking Taiwan's name
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) After renaming six towns of Arunachal Pradesh, China has justified tweaking the name of Taiwan - a self-ruled island claimed by Beijing.
2017-04-27
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
SC sends one to jail for contempt in Sahara case
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday sent one Prakash Swamy -- the power of attorney holder for a US-based company that had shown interest in buying Sahara's New York-located Hotel Plaza -- to jail for one month for not depositing Rs 10 crore fine ordered by the court for backing out and misleading the court.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Mamata accuses BJP leaders of 'double standards'
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) In a stinging attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday mocked BJP chief Amit Shah's booth level public interaction programme in the state as maintaining "double standards".
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
US steps up pressure on North Korea
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The US has said it plans to activate a missile defence system in South Korea "within days" and tighten economic sanctions against North Korea amid rising fears about Pyongyang's military advances.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Maruti Suzuki's Q4 net profit up 16%
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday reported a rise of 15.8 per cent in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India, Poland ink agriculture agreement
Warsaw, April 27 (IANS) India and Poland on Thursday signed an agreement on the exchange of information and technology in the agriculture sector.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Poland,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Cassini's first dive between Saturn and its rings successful: NASA
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Cassini's first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26 was successful and the spacecraft is now in the process of beaming back science and engineering data collected during its passage, NASA said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
New ICC model to reduce BCCI revenue share
Dubai, April 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced a new financial model that will reduce the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) share of ICC revenue to a large extent and will allocate more resources to several other Full Member nations of the game's world governing body.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Bonhomie as Kerala assembly meets in old complex
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) Maybe it was the setting -- or a tinge of nostalgia -- that brought about a spirit of rare bonhomie between the treasury and opposition benches of the Kerala assembly here on Thursday morning.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Markets scale new highs, but fail to sustain
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) The Indian equity markets on Thursday made fresh record highs but selling pressure, triggered by profit bookings, dragged them to close in the red.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ben Affleck enjoying singlehood post-divorce
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck is reportedly not interested in getting into a serious relationship since his divorce from actress Jennifer Garner.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
IPL-10: Sunrisers look to consolidate against Kings XI (Preview)
Mohali, April 27 (IANS) Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will aim to consolidate their stay in their top three positions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) standings when they take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in an away game at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Void left by Vinod Khanna's death difficult to fill: Naidu
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Going to acting school necessary: Satish Kaushik
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik says that nowadays getting formal training in acting has become important in Bollywood.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Baahubali 2': Hype by makers, expectations by fans touch new highs
New Delhi/Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? An enigma that has been on the mind of every Indian since the last 21 months, will finally get unveiled on Friday with the release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion". If trade pundits and films experts are to be believed, filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus will set new benchmarks in Indian cinema.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Vinod Khanna will always be family to us, says Sanjay Dutt
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt has paid tributes to veteran actor-politician Vinod Khanna, who died here on Thursday due to prolonged illness. He says the late star was and will always be family to him.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Captain America' director to helm 'Narnia...'
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Joe Johnston, who directed "Captain America: The First Avenger", is on board to helm the revival of C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia" series, titled "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair".
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TVS Motor posts Rs 558 cr net profit in FY17
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company closed FY 2016-17 with a total revenue of Rs 13,363.43 crore and net profit of Rs 558.08 crore, the company said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Dara Shikoh was a child of India: M.J. Akbar
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Dara Shikoh, the great grandson of Akbar, was a child of India, Minister of State for External Afffairs M.J. Akbar said here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Terror' attacks must be met with strategic, decisive action: Rahul
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed concern over the attack on an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir and said such attacks must be met with strategic and decisive action.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
President condoles Vinod Khanna's death
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, who died in a Mumbai hospital after a prolonged illness.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Iceball' planet about the same mass as Earth discovered
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered an "extremely cold" new planet about the same mass as Earth, and the same distance from its host star as our planet is from our Sun.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Real Madrid thump Deportivo to keep title challenge on track
Coruna (Spain), April 27 (IANS) Real Madrid got over the disappointment of losing at home in last weekend's Clasico by thrashing Deportivo 6-2, making sure the prospects of the La Liga title remain within their reach.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Never ever dreamt of this day: Aizawl coach Jamil
Aizawl, April 27 (IANS) As Aizawl FC embark on their final mission needing a draw to land their maiden I-League title in their final match against Shillong Lajong FC, coach Khalid Jamil, in an effort to keep his boys free from the tension is willing to soak in all the pressure himself.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Amit Sadh 'feels alright' being around Big B (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh has complimented Amitabh Bachchan and says that when the megastar puts his hands on his shoulder he feels everything is going to be fine.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi condoles Vinod Khanna's death
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna who died after a prolonged illness. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Kia forays into India, first plant to come up in Andhra
Amaravati, April 27 (IANS) Making a foray into the Indian market, South Korean auto major Kia Motors on Thursday said it will set up a car manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of $1.1 billion.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kerala yet to reinstate former police chief
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) Three days after the Supreme Court ruled in T.P. Senkumar's favour, the Kerala government is yet to reinstate the IPS officer as the state police chief.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trump agrees not to terminate Nafta for now
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Canada and Mexico that he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), an accord which he railed against as a presidential candidate, the White House said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Paytm launches Digital Gold with MMTC-PAMP
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Mobile payment and commerce platform Paytm on Thursday announced that it has collaborated with MMTC-PAMP to launch Digital Gold, which will enable its customers to buy gold online and store it in MMTC-PAMPs secure vaults free of charge.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India-Italy ties on recovery path via trade
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Relations between India and Italy are set on the path to recovery, after strains that developed over the past years, with the Joint Economic Commission slated to meet in Rome in May after a gap of eight years, it was announced here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
'Turkey wants UNSC P5 to give up veto powers'
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In the face of India's bid for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, a senior Turkish official has said that his country wanted the five permanent members of the world body to give up their veto powers.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Vote for change in Himachal: Modi
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the people of Himachal Pradesh to vote for change like in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
No objection to India's NSG membership: Turkish official
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to India this month-end, a senior Turkish official has said that his country does not have any objection to India becoming a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Five killed in Kashmir suicide attack (Fourth Lead)
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Three soldiers and two suicide attackers were killed on Thursday in a 'fidayeen' attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Amit Shah asks Bengal's BJP leaders to reach out to people
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) BJP national president Amit Shah on Thursday urged the party's West Bengal leaders to reach out to the masses and fight for their rights as according to him the people were now favourably disposed towards their party.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat
Washington, April 27 (IANS) United Airlines has said it will offer up to $10,000 to passengers who give up seats on overbooked flights.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Honor 8 Lite' may hit Indian market on May 10
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei, under its Honor brand, is rumoured to launch "Honor 8 Lite" for the Indian consumers on May 10 which may also be available at retail stores.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Nobody could do what Prabhas has done for 'Baahubali': Rana
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati says that his "Baahubali" co-star Prabhas deserves more credit than anyone for his involvement because what he has done for the film is greater than any other individuals contribution.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
FIFA confirms South America will have 6.5 places for 2026 World Cup
Santiago, April 27 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has confirmed that the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) will have 6.5 spots in the 2026 World Cup.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Iraq,Sports,Football
Sindhu advances, Jayaram bows out of Asia Championships
Wuhan (China), April 27 (IANS) Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori of Japan to advance into the second round of the Badminton Asia Championships while compatriot Ajay Jayaram bowed out of the tournament going down to Chinese Taipei's Hsu Jen Hao here on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Searching for partner online, first make a perfect profile
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) If you are looking for your dream partner online, a great profile is the key. Of course you need captivating photos, but to find the right person you need to make your profile more attractive and engaging, says experts.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Banks need more practical testing to stop cyber attacks: Report
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Though most of the bank executives are confident of their cybersecurity strategy and preparedness, lack of practical testing makes the defence vulnerable, a new report said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
New Tripura Lokayukta assumes office
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) Former judge of Kolkata and Andhra Pradesh high courts Justice Subal Vaidya on Thursday assumed office as Lokayukta of Tripura to probe cases of corruption.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
UN expresses concern over HIV prevalence in Karachi
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan should chip in with all resources available to contain HIV, a senior official of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said, a media report said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Sharjah Ruler inaugurates mobile clinic for elderly
Sharjah, April 27 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah's Ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi inaugurated a mobile clinic for the elderly at the University of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Health/Medicine
Lebanese president meets Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho
Beirut, April 27 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun met former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho on his arrival here to take part in a much-anticipated friendly football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona legends.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Sports,Football
Veteran actor-BJP politician Vinod Khanna dead (Third Lead)
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician and former union Minister Vinod Khanna died here on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, a family friend said. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Police expands search for woman missing from Delhi metro station
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed that the police would expand its search to neighbouring states for a hearing and speech impaired woman who went missing from a metro station here last week.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dortmund down Bayern 3-2 to reach German Cup final
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund upset a wasteful Bayern Munich with two goals in the second half to book their berth for the German Cup final.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Most Indian firms want improved employee experience: Study
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Almost 43 per cent of business and IT leaders in India -- higher than the average 38 per cent for Asia-Pacific and Japan -- see employee experience as a critical aspect of achieving their business objectives, a new study said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mamata condoles Vinod Khanna's death
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician and former Union Minister Vinod Khanna.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Maruti Suzuki's Q4 net profit up 16%
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday reported a rise of 15.8 per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016-17.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Aussie scientists crack barley's genetic code benefitting healthier beer
Canberra, April 27 (IANS) In a development which could lead to the creation of healthier beers and drought-resistant crops, a team of Australian researchers has cracked the genetic code of the grain barley.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
Rakesh Roshan owes his career as a filmmaker to K. Viswanath
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Rakesh Roshan says he learnt filmmaking from film director and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath, who was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award earlier this week.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
2 policemen injured in French island shooting
Paris, April 27 (IANS) Two police officers were injured on Thursday in a shooting on the French island of Réunion by a suspected radical Islamist.
2017-04-27
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India-US military logistics pact could be functional by July
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The landmark Indo-US logistics pact that provides for cashless refuelling, replenishment and related services to the militaries of the two countries could be functional as early as July with most of the kinks ironed out, informed sources said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Drinking coffee can halve prostate cancer risk
London, April 27 (IANS) Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may reduce prostate cancer risk by more than 50 per cent, show results of a study on 7,000 Italian men.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Five killed in Kashmir suicide attack (Third Lead)
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Three soldiers and two suicide attackers were killed on Thursday in a 'fidayeen' attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Instagram adds 100 mn users in four months to hit 700 mn
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo and video sharing app Instagram now has more than 700 million users, with the last 100 million joining the platform in just four months.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Struggling Delhi have mountain to climb against red-hot Kolkata (Preview)
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils will have to play out of their skins to try and stop the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) juggernaut when the two sides lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Indian equities trade flat ahead of derivatives expiry
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) A day after closing at a record high, the Indian equity markets traded on a flat note on Thursday as caution prevailed ahead of the derivatives' expiry.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Baahubali' team cancels premiere after Vinod Khanna's demise
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) The team of film "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", has canceled the films premiere which was to take place on Thursday, as a mark of respect for veteran Bollywood actor-politician, who died on Thursday. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vivo V5s with 20MP front camera launched in India
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Taking its selfie revolution a notch higher, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday launched V5s smartphone in India that comes with a 20MP front and 13MP rear camera.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Industry has lost a legend: Celebrities mourn Vinod Khanna's death
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) A string of celebrities like Rajinikanth, Asha Bhosle, Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Shatrughan Sinha have paid tributes to veteran movie actor-politician Vinod Khanna, who died here on Thursday due to prolonged illness.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EC bribery case: Delhi police leaves for Chennai with Dinakaran
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day after a court here remanded AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran to five-day's police custody, a Crime Branch team on Thursday flew him and his aide Mallikarjuna to Chennai for further investigations into the alleged attempt to bribe officials of the Election Commission to release the party's "two leaves" symbol.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Turn to India, China for trade, Australia urged
Canberra, April 27 (IANS) Australia needs to shift its trade focus from traditional partners in favour of emerging economies like India and China, according to an economic report released on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Easy win for Barcelona to remain top of Liga Santander
Madrid, April 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona enjoyed their most placid 90 minutes of football this season as they cruised past bottom of the table Osasuna 7-1 in the Camp Nou Stadium to remain top of the Liga Santander.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
India successfully test-fires Agni III missile
Bhubaneswar, April 27 (IANS) India on Thursday successfully test-fired its intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-III from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security
Tamil Nadu CM urges Centre not to privatise Salem Steel Plant
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has urged the Centre to reconsider its plan to privatise Salem Steel Plant, citing the package of incentives given by the state government to the plant.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Samsung launches Smart Healthcare Citizenship Initiative
Aizawl, April 27 (IANS) Samsung India on Thursday introduced the 'Smart Healthcare Citizenship Initiative' that provides affordable and quality healthcare to patients from the economically and socially weaker sections at Civil Hospital here.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Technology,Health/Medicine
PSG a step away from third successive French Cup trophy
Paris, April 27 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain were one step away from their third straight success at the French Cup after beating a second-string Monaco 5-0 at Parc des Princes, booking a final clash with Angers at the centennial edition of the tournament.
2017-04-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Advani thanks Mar Thoma Church for opposing Emergency
Thiruvalla (Kerala), April 27 (IANS) Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani on Thursday recalled the support of Mar Thoma Church when he was jailed during the Emergency of 1975-77.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Absent teachers: Not as big a problem as we think
Hiralal, a 36-year old head teacher in a small government school in Basarpur, a village in Rajasthan, was absent 45 out of 200 working days (22.5 per cent), the school time prescribed by the Right to Education (RTE) Act. (The name of the teacher and the school have been changed to maintain confidentiality.)
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
'Baahubali 2' mints over $3 mn in bookings in US
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has stirred a box office storm even before release. In the US, the film has already minted over $3 million from pre-sales of tickets, according to distributor Great India Films.
2017-04-27
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Two more bodies found in Hooghly jetty collapse
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of the Hooghly's temporary jetty in West Bengal rose to five with the recovery of two more bodies on Thursday, officials said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Marlon replaces injured Quinton for Delhi Daredevils
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels will replace injured Quinton de Kock for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) edition, Delhi Daredevils announced on Thursday
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Khloe facing lawsuit for sharing unlicensed photograph
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian is facing a lawsuit for sharing an unlicensed photo on Instagram.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Veteran actor-BJP politician Vinod Khanna dead
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician and former union Minister Vinod Khanna died here on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, a family friend said. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Pakistan arrests 29 Indian fishermen
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistani authorities on Thursday detained 29 Indian fishermen on charges of violating the country's maritime boundary, officials said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Fashion guide for summer
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Go for floral patterns, stripes and add ruffles to your wardrobe to stay fashionable this season, say experts.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
My dream is to see slipper-wearing passengers fly: Modi
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first Rs 2,500-an-hour flight from Shimla as part of an UDAN scheme that makes air travel accessible to lower middle class families. It also plans to enhance connectivity with more airports in the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Veteran actor-turned-BJP politician Vinod Khanna dead
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician and former union Minister Vinod Khanna died here on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, a close family friend said here.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lokpal law as it stands is workable legislation: SC
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Thursday that the Lokpal law as it stands today is "workable" and there is no "justification" to hold it back till the proposed amendments are effected.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis to again work with Shyamalan
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy will return for the sequel to filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable" and "Split".
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kia Motors' car plant to come up in Andhra
Amaravati, April 27 (IANS) South Korean auto major Kia Motors will set up a car manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of $1.1 billion.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Sanjay Singh resigns as AAP's Punjab in-charge
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day after Aam Aadmi Party's defeat in the Delhi municipal elections, senior leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday resigned as its Punjab in-charge.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Missing Taiwanese man in Nepal found, woman dead
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) A Taiwanese man has been traced 47 days after he went missing while trekking in Nepal's Rubi Valley, a media report said on Thursday. His woman companion was, however, found dead.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath chairs meet to review J&K situation
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday chaired an inter-ministerial meeting to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Now Northeast set to boost India's global IT business
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) The northeastern region, long considered backward in growth and business terms, is poised to add heft to India's dominant position in global software exports and the IT industry, a top official said
2017-04-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Vinod Khanna dead
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna, who was hospitalised earlier this month, died on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, informed sources said. He was 70.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Huge blast rocks area near Damascus airport: SOHR
Damascus, April 27 (IANS) A large explosion rocked the area near the international airport here in the Syrian capital on Thursday, said a war monitor.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Museum heads should stay longer to develop, implement vision: Met Director
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Observing there is "room for work" in Indian museums, Thomas Campbell, the departing Director of the celebrated The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, or The Met as it is popularly known, says museum heads should stay for at least five years to articulate a vision and act on it.
2017-04-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Reliance General Insurance logs Rs 4,007 cr premium in FY17
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Private non-life insurer Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd closed last fiscal with a total gross written premium of Rs 4,007 crore, the company said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Modi launches Rs 2,500 an hour air travel scheme
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first Rs 2,500 an hour flight from here as part of the government's UDAN scheme that makes air travel cheaper and accessible to lower middle class families of India and plans to enhance connectivity with more airports across the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ban on WhatsApp data transfer to Facebook to stay: German court
Berlin, April 27 (IANS) In a setback to the social networking giant, a German court has upheld its decision asking it to obtain the permission of WhatsApp users in the country before processing their personal data to Facebook.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Now make bus, train reservations on Google Trips
New York, April 27 (IANS) Google Trips, an app for iOS and Android that makes it easier to plan and organise trips, now allows users to make bus and train reservations.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Hitachi India appoints its first Indian MD
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Hitachi India on Thursday appointed Bharat Kaushal as its Managing Director, the first Indian to spearhead the company's operations in the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Serious malaria cases cured by plant therapy in Africa
Bengaluru, April 27 (IANS) In a stunningly successful trial, scientists report they cured 18 critically-ill patients suffering from drug-resistant malaria with tablets made from dried leaves of the Chinese plant Artemisia annua (also known as sweet wormwood).
2017-04-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Apple services revenue expected to reach $7 bn this quarter
San Francisco, April 27 (IANS) Focusing on software and services in addition to its flagship hardware, Apple services revenue in the second quarter is expected to reach $7 billion.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Researchers develop system that can 3-D print entire building
New York, April 27 (IANS) Expanding the list of material that can be produced by 3-D printing, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a system to print the basic structure of an entire building.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Modi launches UDAN from Shimla
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) With the launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a highly-subsidised regional air connectivity scheme from this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort on Thursday, you can now fly to Shimla from the national capital for just Rs 2,000.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UDAN makes air travel accessible to more people: Modi
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the UDAN regional connectivity scheme will make air travel accessible to greater number of people across the country.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Asiya Andrabi detained in Srinagar
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi was detained here on Wednesday evening, officials said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Reach out on social, new media: Yogi tells officials
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called for wider and more active use of social and new media for publicising work being done by the central and the state government, an official said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology
Infosys launches AI platform Nia for businesses
San Francisco, April 27 (IANS) Building on the success of the its first-generation AI platform, Infosys Mana and its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution, AssistEdge, Infosys on Thursday launched 'Infosys Nia', the next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform for businesses.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Lokpal law as it stands is workable legislation: SC
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Thursday that the Lokpal law as it stands today is "workable" and there is no "justification" to hold it back till the proposed amendments are effected.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
British government furious as Twitter blocks access to data
London, April 27 (IANS) Twitter's decision to block the British police and intelligence agencies from accessing data to identify terrorist plots has evoked criticism from the government.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism
Walk in nature and shake off the summer heat (Lifestyle Feature)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Just "walk it off", is what most people say to cool others down. The coming months will surely hit you with soaring temperatures. How about challenging yourself by hiking or simply traversing a plantation? To beat the heat, merge with nature by walking through a rainforest or in a stream and then wink back at the sun.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US Air Force test fires long-range missile
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The US Air Force has test-fired an unarmed long-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon, according to the Air Force Global Strike Command.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology
Glitch hits NASA's Dawn spacecraft
Washington, April 27 (IANS) NASA's Dawn spacecraft encountered a glitch while preparing for its scheduled observation of Ceres on April 29 from an "opposition" position, directly between the dwarf planet's mysterious Occator Crater and the sun.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
South Korea's Q1 GDP grows 0.9 % on export recovery
Seoul, April 27 (IANS) South Korea's first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.9 per cent compared with the previous quarter thanks to export recovery, central bank data showed on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy
The many adventures and misadventures of 'Silver', a remarkable Indian spy
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Bhagat Ram Talwar -- a Hindu Pathan from the North West Frontier Province of British India -- was perhaps the only quintuple spy of World War II and the author of perhaps his first detailed sketch has said that even as the master spy helped Subhas Chandra Bose escape from India via Kabul, he was actually betraying him to the British.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
BIMSTEC seek cooperation in combating money laundering, terrorism financing
Yangon, April 27 (IANS) Representatives of seven member countries of the BIMSTEC gathered in Myanmar for a two-day meeting to seek cooperation in combating money laundering and terrorism financing, a media report said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Yogi orders better utilities at religious places in UP
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered for better public facilities including approach roads, toilets, rest houses, places to sit and drinking water, an official said on Thursday.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
Cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) It was a cloudy Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 22.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump decides to keep Nafta for now
Washington, April 27 (IANS) President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that that he would not immediately move to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), the White House said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Five killed in suicide attack in Kashmir's Kupwara
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Five including three soldiers and two militants were killed while another five soldiers were injured in Thursday's fidayeen (suicide) attack on an army camp in Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Key Indian equity market indices open flat
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened flat.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Haley, Akbaruddin discuss India-US cooperation
United Nations, April 27 (IANS) The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, the first Indian American to hold a cabinet rank, visited India's UN Mission on Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion with Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora
5 killed in suicide attack in Kashmir's Kupwara
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Five, including three soldiers and two militants, were killed in a 'fidayeen' (suicide) attack on an army camp on Thursday in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
2 soldiers killed in suicide attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Two soldiers and two militants were killed on Thursday morning in a suicide attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kylie Jenner enjoys NBA game with Travis Scott
Houston, April 27 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner was spotted with her rumoured love interest and rapper Travis Scott for the first time at an NBA game following her split from rapper Tyga.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Petition to CM seeking Ola, Uber services in Goa goes viral
Panaji, April 27 (IANS) An e-petition demanding that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar facilitate the entry of Ola and Uber cab services in Goa, one of the top tourism destinations in the country, has gone viral.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
White House studying executive order to withdraw from NAFTA
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The White House is considering announcing US's unilateral withdrawal from the NAFTA signed with Mexico and Canada, media reports said on Wednesday citing a draft of the executive order, which is under discussion.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Stone, Lawrence 'saved' Brie Larson's life
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson has revealed that her friends and actresses Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence saved her life and came to her rescue at a low point during the promotional whirlwind for her 2015 film "Room".
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Lipstick Under My Burkha' cleared for theatrical release
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Feminist drama "Lipstick Under My Burkha" is cleared for a theatrical release in India after the country's Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), decided that the film can be issued an adult certificate, equivalent to an NC-17 rating.
2017-04-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
US Air Force tests ballistic missile
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test from an air base in the state of California, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump's administration unveils tax cut principles
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration unveiled the principles of the long-awaited tax reform plan that will significantly cut income taxes for Americans and corporates, media reports said.
2017-04-27
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy