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Bengal bids adieu to goddess Durga on Dashami through idol immersion
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Teary-eyed devotees bade an emotional farewell, as idols of goddess Durga and her children were immersed in rivers and lakes across West Bengal on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami on Friday, as the five-day revelry and merriment centering Eastern India's biggest festival Durga Puja came to an end.
2018-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Punjab CM orders probe into train disaster
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered a probe into the train disaster in which 50 people watching the burning of a Ravan effigy from a railway track were feared crushed by a speeding train in Amritsar.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab train tragedy: Goyal returning India
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Following the train disaster in Punjab, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday canceled his engagements in the US and was on his way back to India. More than 50 people are feared dead in the incident.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Big mistake from railway authorities: Navjot Kaur Sidhu
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) After a train tragedy here on Friday, Former MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu blamed the railway authorities for not issuing directions regarding movement of trains near the tracks, where about over 50 people were feared crushed by a speeding train while they were watching the 'Ravan Dahan'.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Railways should take the blame: Dinesh Trivedi
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi slammed the Railways for the Amritsar train tragedy on Friday in which over 50 people were feraed killed, saying that it should take the blame and try to fix its system.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Harsimrat Badal blames Congress administration for Punjab train tragedy
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday blamed the Congress administration for the tragic train disaster here in Punjab which claimed over 50 lives.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naidu meets Portuguese, Greek PMs
Brussels, Oct 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is attending the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit here held bilateral meetings with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras respectively and called for strengthening Indias ties with both the countries.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Delhi will soon become a gas chamber: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday flayed the Centre and the neighbouring state governments for their inaction to stop stubble burning and said that "Delhi will become a gas chamber".
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Modi attends 'Ravan Dahan'
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday set Ravan's effigy on fire by shooting an arrow symbolically, bringing the icon of evil down in a blaze of fire to the joy of thousands of celebrants on the occasion of 'Vijaya Dashmi' here.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
ICICI Securities Q2 net profit up 3%
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Investment services firm ICICI Securities (ISec) on Friday reported a rise of three per cent in its net profit for the second quarter of 2018-19.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UltraTech Cement's Q2 standalone net profit down by over 9%
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Aditya Birla Group company UltraTech Cement on Friday reported a decline of 9.37 per cent in its standalone net profit for the second quarter of 2018-19.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Loco-pilot informed station master at next station about terrible accident
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) Minutes after the DMU Jalandhar-Amritsar passenger train on Friday crushed over 50 people watching the burning of a Ravan eggify from a railway track, the loco pilot of the train had immediately informed the station master at the next station about the incident, officials said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bring ordinance for Ram temple in Ayodhya: Indresh Kumar
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pitched for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya "at the earliest" through law, a senior functionary on Friday asked the government to bring an ordinance for it.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra Congress challenges PM's claim on housing for poor
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading the country by "making false claims that the UPA government built only 25 lakh houses" against the NDA's 1.25 crore homes in a four-year period.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Khasi woman accuses two Catholics priests of sexually abusing her
Shillong, Oct 19 (IANS) A tribal Khasi woman in Meghalaya on Friday took to social media #MeToo campaign accusing two Catholic brothers of sexually abusing her since she was five years old.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Train runs over 50 Dussehra revellers in Punjab (Third Lead)
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) In a terrible disaster, at least 50 people watching the burning of a Ravan effigy from a railway track were crushed by a speeding train here in Punjab on Friday, triggering anger in the area and nationwide outrage.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Mumbai bag bragging rights in Maharashtra derby
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Mumbai City FC registered their first win of the current Indian Super League (ISL) season and it came at the expense of their Maharashtra rivals FC Pune City at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
PKL: Titans edge past Pirates to maintain top spot
Pune, Oct 19 (IANS) Telugu Titans maintained their top spot in the Zone B points table of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) after a narrow 35-31 win over defending champions Patna Pirates here on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
RBI's efforts to stabilise rupee drains $5.14 bn from forex reserve
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) A strong US dollar and subsequent interventions by the country's central bank to stabilise the rupee drained over $5.14 billion from India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves, analysts said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Real Madrid gear up for La Liga game vs Levante
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Real Madrid completed a final practice session on Friday before their upcoming La Liga clash at home against minnows Levante.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Palmeiras aim to keep unbeaten streak alive versus Ceara
Sao Paulo, Oct 19 (IANS) Palmeiras will try to extend their 14-match unbeaten streak in the Brazilian football league when they host Ceara here on Sunday afternoon.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Simeone praises Griezmann, says he deserves Ballon d'Or
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone, on Friday paid tribute to his forward Antoine Griezmann, reiterating that the French star deserves to win the Ballon d'Or trophy which is given to the best player of the year by France Football Magazine.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi's air very-poor, may turn severe
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The national Capital and the regions around it continue to suffer a "very-poor" air quality on Friday, which according to experts, may worsen due to combined effects of Dussehera and meteorological reasons such as low winds in Delhi.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi congratulates leader of victorious Bhutanese party
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated Lotay Tshering, President of the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party that has won Bhutan's general elections.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
President, PM mourn Punjab train tragedy
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of political parties on Friday expressed shock and grief over a train tragedy that claimed at least 30 lives during a Dussehra celebration in Punjab.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal condoles Punjab deaths
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday expressed condolences over the death of people who were crushed by a speeding train while watching a Ravan effigy in flames in Amritsar.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amarinder Singh leaves for Amritsar after tragedy
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh rushed to Amritsar on Friday in the wake of a train accident in which about 30 people who were watching 'Ravan Dahan' while standing on a railway track were crushed by a speeding train.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 10 crore seized from car in poll-bound Telangana
Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) In a major haul, police in Telangana on Friday seized Rs 10 crore cash from a car.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab train disaster: Rajnath promises Centre's help
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spoke to the Punjab government over the mowing down of people watching the burning of Ravan effigy by a speeding train in Amritsar and assured him of Centres assistance.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman killed in militant attack in Pulwama
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) A woman was killed on Friday when militants attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
RBI against certain amendments to PSS Act
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has expressed its dissent against certain amendments recommended by a government committee for the Payment and Settlement Systems (PSS) Act, 2007.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi mourns train tragedy
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mourned the death of several people in a train tragedy during a Dussehra celebration in Punjab.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Train kills 30 Dussehra revellers in Punjab
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) In a horrific incident, at least 30 people glued to watching a burning Ravan effigy while standing on railway tracks were crushed by a speeding train here in Punjab on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
North-East states alerted after landslide on Brahmaputra upstream
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian states through which the river Brahmaputra flows have been alerted to take precautionary measures following a landslide in the mainstream of the Yarlong Zangbo, as the river is known in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
109 affected by zika virus in Jaipur
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) The total number of patients affeted by the zika virus in the city is 109, state health officials said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Train accident: Punjab CM cancels Israel visit
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday cancelled his five-day visit to Israel in view of the terrible accident in which at least 30 people watching the burning of Ravan effigy were crushed by a high speed train in Amritsar.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
#MeToo movement opened up way for working women: Singer Madhushree
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Singer Madhushree on Friday supported the #MeToo campaign by saying that the movement has opened up a way for women to share their stories about harassment at the workplace.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rawat eyes good show at Delhi Half Marathon
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian long distance runner Nitender Singh Rawat is determined to produce his best performance at the Delhi Half Marathon, scheduled to be held here on Sunday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Muslims shower flowers during RSS procession in Ajmer
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) A rare display of harmony was seen in Ajmer on Friday when Muslims showered flowers to welcome an RSS procession taken out on Dussehra.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
Train kills at least 30 Dussehra revellers in Punjab
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) In a terrible disaster, at least 30 people watching the burning of Ravan effigy were mowed down by speeding train here in Punjab on Friday, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman injured in militant attack in Pulwama
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) A woman was injured on Friday when militants attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Lawmakers have toppled governments by escaping from washroom: BJP leader
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Justifying his swift shift earlier this week from Congress to BJP, MLA Dayanand Sopte on Friday said that state legislators are known to switch parties and topple governments by "slipping out of washrooms at the slightest notice."
2018-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Moderate temblor jolts J&K
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Durga Puja ends in Bengal with idol immersion
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Teary-eyed devotees, scrambling to touch her feet one last time, bade goodbye to their beloved Mother goddess Durga as her idols were immersed in ponds, lakes and rivers across West Bengal on Vijaya Dashami on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Pakistan closes border crossings ahead of Afghan polls
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the country has temporarily closed its major border points with Afghanistan on a request by the neighbouring country for the security of its parliamentary elections to be held on Saturday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Ronaldo to continue playing despite rape claim, says Juventus coach
Turin, Oct 19 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo will continue playing for Juventus despite a police investigation into a rape allegation against the Portuguese star, coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Train kills 12 Dussehra revellers in Punjab
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) In a terrible disaster, at least 12 people watching the burning of Ravan effigy were mowed down by a train here in Punjab on Friday, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Atletico Madrid hold final practice ahead of Villarreal clash
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid on Friday held their final training session ahead of their away La Liga match against Villarreal.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
FATF asks Pakistan to 'do more' against money laundering
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body which combats money laundering and terror financing among other things, has demanded more action from Pakistan to put an end to money laundering and financial assistance to terrorists, the media reported on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Mercado included in Sevilla roster for Barcelona clash
Seville (Spain), Oct 19 (IANS) Argentine centre back Gabriel Mercado was included in Sevilla's team sheet ahead of the upcoming La Liga clash against Barcelona after being sidelined for about a month and a half due to injury, the Spanish football club said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Two arrested in Punjab for militant links
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Punjab Police on Friday arrested two members of a Khalistani module allegedly engaged in propagating the Khalistani Referendum 2020 campaign by affixing banners and posters at public places in Amritsar city.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diaspora
Wimbledon to introduce final set tie-break from 2019
London, Oct 19 (IANS) The All England Lawn Tennis Club, home to the Wimbledon championships, announced on Friday that players will go into a final set tie-breaker once tied at 12-12 in the decider from 2019.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Real Madrid coach shows confidence in Bale
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui on Friday praised the attitude of his side's star forward Gareth Bale, after the latter pulled out of Wales' squad due to a muscle injury.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
210-ft tall Ravana effigy goes up in flames
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Dussehra was celebrated across Punjab and Haryana with 210-ft tall effigy of Ravana, said to be the tallest in the country, going up in flames in Panchkula city on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
ISL: Home comfort for Kerala as Delhi come calling
Kochi, Oct 19 (IANS) Kerala Blasters have made more than just a decent start to their campaign in the Indian Super League and will look at the massive home advantage to see them through against Delhi Dynamos at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Saturday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Golfer Wolf in lead at Women's Indian Open
Gurugram, Oct 19 (IANS) Austrian Christine Wolf devoured birdies like never before to card a second successive 4-under 68 and open up a massive four-shot lead over the rest of the field at the halfway stage of the Womens Indian Open 2018 golf tournament here.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Golf
Alonso hints at return to Indy 500
Austin (Texas), Oct 19 (IANS) Formula One driver Fernando Alonso (McLaren) said that while he has not made any plans for 2019, he is open to taking part again in the Indianapolis 500.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Motorsports
I'm not sure he's alive: Missing Interpol ex-chief's wife
Paris, Oct 19 (IANS) The wife of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who vanished into police custody after returning to China in September, has said that she isn't sure her husband is still alive.
2018-10-19
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
On verge of 5th F1 title, Hamilton vows no let-up ahead of US GP
Austin (Texas), Oct 19 (IANS) Lewis Hamilton said here that the Mercedes team remains as focused as ever on winning races and will not relax even though he has virtually wrapped up a fifth Formula One driver's title.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Russia, Argentina, IOC shine at end of Youth Olympics
Buenos Aires, Oct 19 (IANS) Russia as leader of the medal table with 59, Argentina which impressed with the organisation and also garnered 26 medals, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which innovated with new sports, were the top winners of the third edition of the Youth Olympic Games.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Manchester United's Shaw signs contract extension until 2023
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Manchester United's English left-back Luke Shaw has signed a contract extension until 2023, the English Premier League club have announced.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Goa government flip flops on change of Parrikar's leadership
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) In yet another flip flop over the issue of leadership change in Goa, Power Minister Nilesh Cabral on Friday ruled out any alternative toailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Swami Paripoornananda joins BJP
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Swami Paripoornananda, a seer from Sree Peetham in Andhra Pradesh, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of its President Amit Shah.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Kovind, Modi attend 'Ravan Dahan' at Ramlila Maidan
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the celebratory burning of Ravan's effigy on the occasion of 'Vijaya Dashmi' at the Ramlila Maidan here.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Victory parade marks grand finale of Mysuru Dussehra
Mysuru, Oct 19 (IANS) The much-awaited victory parade took off on Friday, the final day of 10-day Dussehra in Karnataka's cultural capital Mysuru amid pomp and grandeur and lakhs of visitors from across the country.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
New tool can track your alertness at work
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) To track level of alertness during work, a team of researchers has developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photographs taken every time users unlock their smartphones.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Onion prices to fall: Government
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) With onion prices going up during the festival season, the government on Friday said fresh supplies from Karnataka will increase its availability in a week's time bringing down the prices to "moderate" level.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Novel method to deliver drugs to the brain
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Equity indices slip on global cues; Sensex down over 460 points (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Broadly negative global markets, along with outflow of foreign funds and a marginal rise in crude oil prices, dragged the key domestic equity indices into the red on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rahul, Sonia meet Sri Lankan PM
New Delhi Oct 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday held talks with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Inflammatory bowel disease ups death risk: Study
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease -- ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease -- are at an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, according to a new study.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
2 killed in Germany shootout
Berlin, Oct 19 (IANS) A shootout in a German town on Friday left two people dead and two police officers injured, authorities said.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Petrol, diesel prices down for second consecutive day
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) In a Dussehra relief for consumers, state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) cut the prices of key domestic transportation fuels -- petrol and diesel -- for the second consecutive day on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Disagreement on Irish border can sink talks: Top EU official
Paris, Oct 19 (IANS) The EU's chief Brexit negotiator on Friday said a lack of consensus on how to maintain a soft border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland could torpedo any future deal between the entities.
2018-10-19
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Sabarimala board to submit report to SC
Sabarimala/Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) The custodian of the Sabarimala temple, Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), has decided to submit a detailed report about the happenings in and around the temple both to the Supreme Court and the Kerala High Court.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Khashoggi case: Turkey denies sharing recordings with US
Istanbul, Oct 19 (IANS) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday said that the government did not share with the US recordings of the alleged brutal torture and murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi who disappeared after entering his country's consulate here earlier in the month.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
'Gods', 'goddesses' arrive at Kullu Dussehra
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) Over 200 'gods and goddesses' assembled in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu town for the week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities that began on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Girls who play video games more likely to pursue science degrees
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Girls who play video games are three times more likely to pursue physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming counterparts, says a new study.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Education
Marquez, Dovizioso withdraw from 2nd free practice for Japan GP
Motegi (Japan), Oct 19 (IANS) Marc Marquez of Spain and Italy's Andrea Dovizioso decided not to take part in Friday's second free practice session ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix due to unfavourable track conditions.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Two women forced to return from Sabarimala temple after protests (Third Lead)
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 19 (IANS) Frenzied protests and threats to close down the temple forced two women to return from Sabarimala on the third day of unrest on Friday as Kerala Police declined to escort a third woman to the hill shrine.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Widows' to close Mumbai film fest
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) The 20th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star will bid goodbye with Steve McQueen's directorial "Widows", which will close the festival next month.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kendall Jenner raises concerns over celebs' privacy
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Reality TV personality and model Kendall Jenner has slammed media outlets and the paparazzi for revealing her house's location in public.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 killed in blast at Afghan poll candidate's office
Mazar-e-Sharif, Oct 19 (IANS) At least three people were killed on Friday in a blast targeting the office of a female parliamentary candidate in Afghanistan's Balkh province, the police said.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mysuru titular queen's mother passes away
Mysuru (Karnataka), Oct 19 (IANS) Putta Chinnammanni, mother of Mysuru's titular queen, Pramoda Devi Wodiyar, passed away early on Friday, an official said. She was 98.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Copenhagen to host C40 Mayors Summit
Copenhagen, Oct 19 (IANS) Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen on Friday announced to host the C40 Mayors Summit in October 2019.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Denmark,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Turkey to host Syria summit with Russia, Germany, France
Istanbul, Oct 19 (IANS) Top political leaders from Turkey, France, Russia and Germany are set to meet here later this month in a bid to find a solution to the seven-year conflict in Syria, it was announced here on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Chhattisgarh polls: Ajit Jogi will not contest
Raipur, Oct 19 (IANS) Former Chhattisgarh chief minister and leader of Janata Congress (J) Ajit Jogi will not be contesting in the forthcoming state Assembly elections, he said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
KWAN founder attempts suicide after #MeToo allegations
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) KWAN Entertainment founder Anirban Das Blah, a popular Bollywood celebrity manager who has been accused of sexual misconduct, reportedly tried to end his life early on Friday but was saved at the last minute, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China's ex-Internet watchdog chief pleads guilty to taking bribes
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) A former head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, responsible for Internet censorship in the country, pleaded guilty on Friday to receiving $32 million yuan ($4.6 million) in bribes, the state-owned Global Times newspaper reported.
2018-10-19
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China's economic growth slumps to lowest since 2009
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) China's economic growth slumped to its lowest since 2009 as it grew by 6.5 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier.
2018-10-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dileep removed from AMMA: Mohanlal
Kochi, Oct 19 (IANS) Senior actor Dileep, who was named in a Malayalam actress kidnapping case, was on Friday removed from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists, its chief Mohanlal said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi attends closing function of Saibaba samadhi centenary
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the closing function of the Saibaba samadhi centenary and performed the ground-breaking ceremony to launch various developmental works.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Neha Kakkar thrilled with film version of her 'La la la' single
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Singer Neha Kakkar says she is thrilled that her hit single "La la la" has been included in the soundtrack of the film "Baazaar", which stars Saif Ali Khan.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pacer Khaleel has his eyes set on World Cup berth
Guwahati, Oct 19 (IANS) India's left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed has his eyes on making the 2019 cricket World Cup squad and wants to impress the team management in the series against the West Indies.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
Superflares from red dwarfs may affect habitability of planets
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found that violent outbursts, or superflares, from red dwarf stars could affect the habitability of any planets orbiting it.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
IOC chief Bach hails 'fantastic' Buenos Aires Youth Olympics
Buenos Aires, Oct 19 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach hailed "a really fantastic Youth Olympic Games" as Buenos Aires 2018 officially came to an end.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Sensex, Nifty50 slide on Asian cues, oil prices
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Broadly negative Asian markets, along with a marginal rise in global crude oil prices, dragged the key domestic equity indices into the red on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge for vital EPL clash
London, Oct 19 (IANS) All eyes will be on Stamford Bridge on Saturday when Jose Mourinho returns to face the club he managed twice in his career.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Will try to make one movie a year: Prashant Ingole
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Prashant Ingole, known for contributing to Bollywood movies like "Mary Kom" and "Bajirao Mastani" as a lyricist, has made his directorial debut with the short film "Budh" (Awakening). He says he will try to make at least one movie every year.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British-Pakistani cleric released from jail
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Radical preacher Anjem Choudary was released from prison on Friday after serving half of his sentence for urging support to the militant Islamic State group and pledging allegiance to it.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smoking marijuana may increase stroke risk
Toronto, Oct 19 (IANS) If you are smoking marijuana then you are at an increased risk of developing cerebrovascular effects of cannabinoids or stroke, a new study has found.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Aerobic exercises may help reduce depression
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Supervised aerobic exercises have large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression, an analysis of randomised controlled clinical trials suggests.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Big B to pay off loans of over 850 UP farmers
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan says over 850 farmers from Uttar Pradesh have been identified, and their loans to the tune of Rs 5.5 crore will be taken care of.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Saudis may blame intelligence official for Khashoggi killing: Post
Istanbul, Oct 19 (IANS) The rulers of Saudi Arabia are considering blaming a top intelligence official close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post reported.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
NASA calls for science payloads for delivery to Moon
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) In line with its plan to conduct more research on the Moon's surface ahead of a human return, NASA has issued a call for science instruments and technology payloads that will fly on commercial lunar landers as early as next year or 2020.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chinese typewriter exhibition held in New York
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) An exhibition featuring Chinese typewriters and processors opened in New York city, offering unprecedented insight into the still-transforming history of one of the world's oldest living languages.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Class 9 student gang raped, attempts suicide
Patna, Oct 19 (IANS) A gang-raped Class 9 student was seriously injured on Friday after she leapt from a building and landed on high voltage wire in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, triggering mob violence, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMDK appoints party leader's wife as Treasurer
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) The DMDK on Friday appointed party leader actor-turned-politician A. Vijayakant's wife Premalatha as its Treasurer.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Elections postponed in Afghanistan's Kandahar after top officials' assassination
Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) The Afghan government on Friday delayed October 20 parliamentary elections by one week in Kandahar province after the provincial police chief and intelligence chief were assassinated by the Taliban.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Always backed filmmakers doing clutter-breaking work: Ayushmann Khuranna
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) His choice of off-beat films with dollops of entertainment has led Ayushmann Khurrana's career to be on a roll with the success of "Bareilly Ki Barfi", "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan", "Andhadhun" and now "Badhaai Ho" back-to-back.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brazil win futsal gold at Youth Olympics
Buenos Aires, Oct 19 (IANS) Brazil routed Russia 4-1 in the men's futsal final at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games while Egypt stunned hosts Argentina to take the bronze medal.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
White House blames Democrats after officials' immigration row
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The White House has blamed the Democrats for a heated row between Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Advisor John Bolton over immigration.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
ISL: Hat-trick hero Ogbeche has high hopes for NorthEast
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) On a high after scoring a hat-trick during the thrilling 4-3 win over defending champions Chennaiyin FC, NorthEast United forward Bartholomew Ogbeche wants his team to maintain the winning momentum for the rest of the Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
My only focus is acting: Tejasswi
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Tejasswi Prakash says her only focus right now is acting.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Koreas near end of border demining operations
Seoul, Oct 19 (IANS) The two Koreas were wrapping up their demining operations in part of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to carry out their plan to disarm the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the buffer zone separating them, a government official said here on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Karan Johar proud of his 'students' (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who launched actors Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan in Bollywood six years ago with "Student of the Year", says he is proud of how they have shaped up.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two militants killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Security forces on Friday shot dead two militants on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla town.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
TN Governor should cancel dismissal orders of university staff
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Friday urged Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to cancel the sacking of 42 non-teaching temporary staff of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Education
Gujarat aims to attract tourists with 'Statue of Unity', world tallest
Kevadia (Gujarat), Oct 19 (IANS) Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat hopes that the world's tallest statue, that of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, known as the "Iron Man of India", which the Prime Minister will inaugurate on October 31. will promote tourism through its unique features.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Telangana,National,Human Interest/Society
Trump praises congressman for assaulting reporter
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has praised Montana Republican Representative Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter during his campaign last May and called him "my guy".
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Taliban threatens to disrupt Afghan elections
Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) The Taliban on Friday threatened to derail the upcoming parliamentary elections in Afghanistan by blocking roads to prevent voters from reaching the polling stations.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Trainee Bihar officer shot dead
Patna, Oct 19 (IANS) A trainee Bihar education officer posted here was shot dead on Friday by unidentified gunmen in Kaimur district, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MSC Cruises orders four deluxe cruise liners
Genova (Italy), Oct 19 (IANS/AKI) Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri said it has signed an agreement with MSC Cruises - the worlds largest privately-owned cruise company - for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships at a cost of over 2 billion euros.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Italy,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Modi slams UPA for not building sufficient homes for poor
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the previous UPA government for not building sufficient homes for the poor.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
RBI eases norms to increase liquidity flow for NBFC sector
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday came out with new measures to increase the liquidity flow to non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs).
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Twitter releases data linked to Russian, Iranian info campaigns
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) With the goal of improving understanding of how foreign influence campings operate on Twitter, the microblogging site has now released massive datasets of accounts linked to potential influence campaigns originating in Russia and Iran.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Tesla launches new 'Model 3' with mid-range battery
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Electric car maker Tesla has announced a version of "Model 3" with a new 'mid-range' battery pack for $45,000 before incentives.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mark Ruffalo to play twins
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actor Mark Ruffalo will star in and executive produce limited drama series "I Know This Much Is True", which will see him play identical twins.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Avani Rai excited about Dharamshala International Film Festival
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Avani Rai, filmmaker and daughter of celebrated photographer Raghu Rai, is excited to screening her debut documentary "Raghu Rai: An Unframed Portrait" at the seventh edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF).
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Creating cross-border conversations: Documentary sets out to humanise India's borderlands
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) What do pilgrims in Punjab's Dera Baba Nanak feel when faith travels across the border to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan through binoculars or a telescope? At a time when borders have mental images as frontiers of cross-fire, illegal crossings and violence, a documentary filmmaker intends to humanise them and create conversations on cross-border relationships.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Hailee Steinfeld to star in music drama 'Idol'
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Hailee Steinfeld will produce and star in musical film "Idol".
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jamie Lee Curtis' 'Halloween' to arrive in India on Oct 26
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Jamie Lee Curtis-starrer "Halloween" will hit the theatres in India on October 26.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Luis Fonsi, Ozuna unveil 'Imposible'
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) "Despacito" hitmaker Luis Fonsi and singer Ozuna on Friday released the song "Imposible", which is dedicated to women.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Post Malone, Swae Lee's song from 'Spider-Man' out
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Rappers Post Malone and Swae Lee have dropped a new song titled "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)" from the soundtrack of the upcoming film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse".
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sensex, Nifty50 slide on Asian cues, oil prices
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Broadly negative Asian markets, along with a marginal rise in global crude oil prices, dragged the key domestic equity indices in the red during the afternoon trade session on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Set aside apprehensions when you commit to a project: Big B
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan underwent rigorous action training and learnt sword fighting for the upcoming film "Thugs Of Hindostan". The senior actor says it's best to put aside apprehensions when one commits to a project.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple likely to launch iPads, Macs on Oct 30
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Apple is likely to launch new iPads and Mac computer lineup on October 30 at an event in Brooklyn, the media reported.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
#MeToo movement not about male bashing at all: Chitrangada Singh (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Chitrangada Singh feels the #MeToo movement is not about bashing men, and not at all a battlefield for genders. The actress says it is about making society safe for all.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Harry, Meghan go barefoot on Sydney beach
Sydney, Oct 19 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle on Friday ditched their shoes on the iconic Bondi beach as they joined an Australian group raising mental health awareness.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Health/Medicine
Khashoggi disappearance: Twitter suspends pro-Saudi bot network
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) With the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi triggering a heated debate on Twitter, the micro-bloggiing site has pulled down a network of suspected Twitter bots trying the sway opinions in favour of the pro-Saudi stand on the issue, NBC News reported.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
Kaspersky ready to comply with India's data localisation norms
Siem Reap (Cambodia), Oct 19 (IANS) As the political narrative in India appears to be tilting in favour of data localisation, Russia-based global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said it was willing to "adopt and comply" with Indias proposed requirement to store data generated in the country within its borders.
2018-10-19
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Social sectors poised to get private debt-capital boost (Comment)
The Global Steering Group for Impact Investments (GSG) launched a billion-dollar India Impact Fund at a summit held in Delhi last week. The fund will focus on providing debt capital to social enterprises in development sectors like finance, health, education and renewable energy.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Piyush Goyal to receive US university award for rural electrification effort
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) India's Union Minister Piyush Goyal will on Friday receive the prestigious Carnot Prize from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania in recognition of his work for rural electrification while he held the power and renewable energy portfolios.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Modi to launch corporate social responsibility portal
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform and address a townhall of IT and electronic manufacturing professionals on October 24.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Full Disclosure: Sex, threats and Donald Trump (Book Review)
Book: Full Disclosure; Author: Stormy Daniels; Publisher: St. Martins Press/Pan Macmillan/Pages: 270; Price: Rs 699
2018-10-19
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books
Women skip Sabarimala temple after huge protests
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 19 (IANS) Huge protests by hundreds of devotees at the entrance of Sabarimala temple forced the Kerala Police accompanying two women on Friday to call off their journey towards the Lord Ayyappa shrine.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Turkish experts search van that allegedly carried Khashoggi's body
Ankara, Oct 19 (IANS) A Turkish daily reported on Friday that forensics experts searched a van that allegedly carried the body of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to the Consul Generals residence.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mukesh Chhabra suspended as 'Kizie Aur Manny' director
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Fox Star Studios on Friday suspended Mukesh Chhabra, Bollywood's popular casting agent, from his directorial debut "Kizie Aur Manny" as he has been accused of sexual harassment.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Women skip Sabarimala temple after huge protests
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 19 (IANS) Huge protests by hundreds of devotees at the entrance of Sabarimala temple forced the Kerala Police accompanying two women on Friday to call off their journey towards the Lord Ayyappa shrine.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sushant Singh Rajput denies harassment claims
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput has been accused of sexual misconduct by his "Kizie Aur Manny" co-star Sanjana Sanghi. In his defence, the actor shared screenshots of their SMS conversation and called it a "smear campaign".
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook now has a War Room to fight election interference
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) In line with its efforts to prevent misuse of its platform during elections, Facebook has set up a War Room to reduce the spread of potentially harmful content.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
50% Americans don't know who owns WhatsApp: Survey
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) It may sound bizarre but nearly 50 per cent of Americans who have used WhatsApp in the last six months have no idea who owns the popular mobile messaging platform.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Importance of rehabilitation care post road accident (Medical Notes)
Road traffic accidents have become far more common in the past few decades. Young adults between 19 and 29 are more at risk. According to one estimate, two million people are left with physical disabilities due to accidents.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
Special reads dedicated to women, by women (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Invoke the "Shakti" within you to transform your mind and transcend limits; get inspiration from the life of a female journalist who has exposed 20 lies and misconceptions so far; read an amalgamation of many old-school ideas that come from grandmothers which modern nutrition is trying to catch up with; flick through a book designed specially for women on how to present oneself to maximum effect, in person and online.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Malaysian opposition party president faces 45 corruption charges
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 19 (IANS) The president of Malaysia's main opposition party, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, pleaded not guilty after facing 45 criminal charges in a Kuala Lumpur court on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hollywood stars rally against LGBTQ bullying
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Hollywood stars including Adam Lambert, Jimmy Kimmel, Mariah Carey, Alyssa Milano, Laverne Cox, Tyra Banks, Ross Mathews and Kim Petras lent their support to a LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign here.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Human Interest/Society
Judi Dench joins 'Cats' cast
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench has come on board for Tom Hooper's film adaptation of the musical "Cats" in the role of Deuteronomy, the ancient cat who presides over the singing felines' Jellicle Ball.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indonesia quake, tsunami: 70 children still remain missing
Jakarta, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 70 children were still reported missing after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island last month, authorities said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Indians prefer free digital content over paid services: Study
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Indians prefer to stream free content offered by the likes of YouTube over paid services like Netlfix and Amazon, according to a study.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Melbourne cab drivers to sue Uber
Melbourne, Oct 19 (IANS) Taxi drivers here in Australia are planning to sue ridesharing company Uber for $355 million citing damages and "lost profits", media reports said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
China's GDP grows 6.7% in first 3 quarters
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 6.7 per cent year on year in the first three quarters of 2018 to about 65.09 trillion yuan ($9 trillion), data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Mueller's not being pressured to end probe after midterms
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has not given special counsel Robert Mueller a date by which his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election must be completed, a Justice Department source said.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Sandakozhi 2': Violence in the film is fun (Movie Review)
Film: "Sandakozhi 2"; Language: Tamil; Director: N. Linguswamy; Cast: Vishal Krishna, Keerthy Suresh, Rajkiran and Varlaxmi Sarathkumar; Rating; ***1/2
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Whether #MeToo stays or fizzles out, people will be wary: Neena Gupta
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The most substantial impact of the #MeToo movement, which took off in India following actress Tanushree Dutta's sexual harassment allegations against actor Nana Patekar, is that people now will be wary of engaging in misconduct -- whether or not the movement continues -- says veteran actress Neena Gupta.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
I represent a true 'Bharatiya': Usha Uthup
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) Usha Uthup's husky voice has brought her fame not only in Hindi songs in Bollywood but she is equally famous for singing hit regional songs in Punjabi, Bengali and Marathi. She says she represents a true Indian.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Global cues, rupee dent equity indices; Sensex down over 400 points
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Broadly negative Asian markets, along with a slightly weak rupee and a marginal rise in global crude oil prices dragged the key domestic equity indices in the red during Friday's trade session.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Misty Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Sunday with minimum temperature touching 17.8 degrees Celsius, the season's average.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the city here in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to prevent a separatist-called protest and maintain law and order, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Top apps using Siri Shortcuts to make daily tasks easier: Apple
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Top apps in Apple Store are increasingly using Siri shortcuts to make everyday tasks easier for their users, the Cupertino-headquartered company said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-Saudi diplomat 'pivotal' in Khashoggi's apparent killing
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Saudi intelligence officer and former diplomat Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb played a "pivotal role" in the apparent assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source familiar with the Turkish investigation told CNN.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 militants killed near LoC
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Four militants were killed by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, military sources said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Right policy action can help cut emissions: IEA
Paris, Oct 19 (IANS) A global effort to deploy the right energy efficiency policies could, on its own, see greenhouse gas emissions peak quickly and then fall even as the global economy doubles between now and 2040, the IEA's analysis on energy efficiency said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife
100 policemen accompany 2 women to Sabarimala
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 19 (IANS) At least 100 policemen were accompanying two women, a journalist and a devotee, towards the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala on Friday amidst protests.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
7 soldiers injured in J&K IED explosion
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Seven soldiers were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kareena glad she did 'Veere Di Wedding'
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says she is happy that she did "Veere Di Wedding", a coming-of-age story about four female friends.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russia to strengthen coordination with China for common interests: Putin
Sochi (Russia), Oct 19 (IANS) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that his country is ready to further strengthen coordination and cooperation with China to safeguard and promote common interests and global peace and development.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
Maisie Williams 'petrfied' of friends
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" fame star Maisie Williams says she feels scared of her friends.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jada Pinkett Smith, Leah Remini bury the hatchet
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) After a public spat last year, actresses Jada Pinkett Smith and Leah Remini, have made up.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
It 'certainly' seems that Khashoggi is dead, says Trump
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that it "certainly" seems that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared two weeks ago in Istanbul, is dead, adding that if this is confirmed there will be very serious consequences.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Media,Diplomacy
UNHCR evacuates 135 migrants from Libyan capital to Niger
Geneva, Oct 19 (IANS/AKI) Amid a deteriorating security situation in Tripoli, the United Nations refugee agency successfully evacuated 135 migrants from Libya to Niger earlier this week - the first airlift since June, the UNHCR said on Thursday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights
Italy expels suspected Moroccan, Egyptian extremists
Rome, Oct 19 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have deported two Moroccans and an Egyptian, bringing to 106 the number of alleged Islamic extremists expelled this year, the Interior Ministry has said.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Italy,Terrorism
Congress lost Karnataka poll on minority tag to Lingayats: Minister
Bengaluru, Oct 19 (IANS) In an unusual revelation, a senior Karnataka Minister has admitted that the religious minority status granted to the powerful Lingayat community by the previous Congress government led to its defeat in the May Assembly election.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
'Badhaai Ho' is a rare precious dramedy (Movie Review)
Film: "Badhaai Ho"; Starring: Gajaraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Ayushmaan Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Surekha Sikri; Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma; Rating: **** ½
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gigi Hadid loved her 'curvier' body
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Model Gigi Hadid has clapped back at critics at her weight loss, and says she is working to hey back her curves which she loved.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
UN seeks immediate action to avoid another war in Gaza
United Nations, Oct 19 (IANS) The United Nations envoy for the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, has demanded that Palestine and Israel take immediate action to reduce current tensions in the area and avoid another armed conflict in Gaza.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Yemen's new PM sworn in, vows to ease sufferings of Yemenis
Aden (Yemen), Oct 19 (IANS) Yemen's newly appointed Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik was sworn in on Thursday to lead the internationally-backed government in the war-torn Arab country.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Giving birth was harder than Cardi B imagined
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) The process of delivering a child was much more painful for rapper Cardi B than she ever imagined.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Varun, Katrina to appear together in 'Koffee with Karan'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actors Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif will bring in some fun to the forthcoming season of 'Koffee with Karan' with their appearance.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
UN urges European leaders to tackle Mediterranean migrant deaths
Geneva, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Ahead of this weeks meeting of European Union heads of state and government, the United Nations called on European leaders to urgently address this years record rate of drownings in the Mediterranean Sea.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Italy expels suspected Moroccan, Egyptian extremists
Rome, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have deported two Moroccans and an Egyptian, bringing to 106 the number of alleged Islamic extremists expelled this year, the interior ministry said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Italy,International
PKL: Gujarat pip Pune 32-28 to register first win
Pune, Oct 18 (IANS) Puneri Paltan kicked off their home leg on a disappointing note as they narrowly lost to Gujarat Fortunegiants 28-32 here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
Militants target Army vehicle with IED in Pulwama
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Militants targeted an armoured vehicle of the Army with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Pulwama district on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Bollywood visits Goddess Durga on Dashmi
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) B-Town on Dashmi (Dusshera) took to the oldest and the biggest Durga Pooja in Mumbai on Thursday. Some of the biggest celebrities who came to take Goddess Durga's blessings were Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Jaya Bachchan and many more.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz
Newly appointed AAP Lok Sabha in-charge suffers heart attack
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The recently appointed AAP West Delhi Lok Sabha in-charge Rajpal Solanki was admitted to a hospital here after he had a "minor heart attack", a statement said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India condemns terror attack in Afghanistan
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned "most strongly" the terror attack earlier in the day in Kandahar, Afghanistan, that claimed the lives of three top provincial officials.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Delhi government forms inspection team to check pollution
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With Delhi air quality worsening, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday formed an inspection team to carry out surprise checks in the capital to check air pollution violations.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
No mobile phone to be disconnected: Government
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday dismissed a news report claiming around 50 crore mobile phone numbers are at risk of disconnection, saying it is "completely untrue and imaginary".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, Japan to hold joint military drill in November
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian and Japanese armies are going to hold their first-ever joint military exercise between November 1 and 14, which will include conducting tactical drills against likely urban threats, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Only registered valuers to value insolvent assets from Feb 2019
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Valuation of assets under insolvency will only be done by valuers registered with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) from February 1, 2019, the board said in a circular.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
It is not 2014 any more: Thackeray warns BJP (Lead correcting headline)
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In a veiled warning to the BJP, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said that "the winds of 2014 elections have changed now" and the people of India have not forgotten all the 'jumlas' of the Modi government.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ED issues show-cause notice to NDTV for FEMA violation
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday served a show-cause notice on news broadcaster NDTV for allegedly flouting foreign exchange regulations in availing of overseas and foreign direct investment facilities of over Rs 4,300 crore.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCR sees very-poor air quality, set to drop further
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The National Capital Region saw a "very-poor" air quality on Thursday, which experts believe may further deteriorate within the next two days due to weather conditions, stubble burning and festival season.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Chhattisgarh polls: Congress releases list of 12 candidates
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday released its first list of 12 candidates for the Chhattisgarh assembly elections.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India might be removed from US currency monitoring list
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The United States might exclude India from "the monitoring list" of its "major trading partners that merit close attention to their currency practices and macroeconomic policies".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Policeman-turned-pimp sentenced to 309 years in jail
Bangkok, Oct 18 (IANS) A policeman-turned-pimp was on Thursday convicted of multiple counts of flesh trading in northern Thailand and sentenced to a record 309 years in prison.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DCW seeks status of probe in girl's murder
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday suspected a case of sexual assault on an unidentified woman whose mutilated body was found in outer Delhi on October 14. The DCW has sought from Delhi police a copy of the FIR and a status report of the investigation.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shankersinh Vaghela's son Mahendrasinh quits BJP
Gandhinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Less than four months after joining the BJP, Mahendrasinh Vaghela, the son of former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela, on Thursday quit the saffron party on personal grounds.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
3 top Afghan provincial officials killed, US general unhurt
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Oct 18 (IANS) Three top Afghan officials and a local journalist were killed in a shooting at a meeting attended by Afghan and US officials in this southern Afghan province of Kandahar on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
ISL: NorthEast beat Chennaiyin in seven-goal thriller
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) NorthEast United FC upstaged reigning Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC in a seven-goal spectacle at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
It is 2014 any more: Thackeray warns BJP
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In a veiled warning to the BJP, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said that "the winds of 2014 elections have changed now" and the people of India have not forgotten all the 'jumlas' of the Modi government.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Festival wishes: Opportunity to cherish spirit of unity, says President
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursay greeted people on Durga Puja, Dussehra and Vijayadashmi, saying it is an opportunity to cherish the spirit of unity and and bonds of fraternity.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
ISL: Mumbai defender Davinder ruled out with injury
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mumbai City FC defender Davinder Singh has suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the remainder of the season.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
One injured in explosion inside a garage in Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) One person was injured in an explosion in West Bengal's Swarupnagar in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday, police said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM stresses better co-ordination among disaster management wings
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday emphasized the need for better coordination among various stakeholders in disaster-management situations to save life and property.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flipkart, Amazon claim record online festive sales
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) India's leading e-tailer Flipkart and its American rival Amazon on Thursday claimed record online sales ahead of Dusshera and Diwali festivals.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Number of Zika virus cases reaches 100 in Jaipur
Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) The number of people infected with the Zika virus has gone up to 100 in Jaipur, officials said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Consumer confidence falls on weak economy
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) High fuel prices, global trade tensions and bleak job scenario pulled down Consumer Confidence by 6.6 percentage points in October over the last month, a Thomson Reuters-Ipsos PCSI Survey said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mysuru readies for royal victory parade on Friday
Mysuru, Oct 18 (IANS) Karnataka's Mysuru is all decked up to welcome thousands of visitors for the royal victory parade on Friday marking the grand finale of the 10-day Dussehra festival.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
Golfer Ridhima shines at Women's Indian Open
Gurgaon, Oct 18 (IANS) Ridhima Dilawari was the toast of the Indian contingent when she returned a card of 3-under 69 to be placed tied fifth after the first round of the Womens Indian Open 2018 golf tournament.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Golf
'Keeping men out of discussion won't help #MeToo Movement'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) While women from different walks of life are coming out with their stories of sexual harassment at workplace making the #MeToo Movement impactful, corporate experts believe that men should also join the discussion to keep the movement alive.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
India biggest hurdle for China in promoting Buddhism
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) India is the biggest roadblock for China to promote its Belt and Road project through Buddhism that can also help curb terrorism and separatism, Chinese scholars have said.
2018-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Leaders in UP, Uttarakhand mourn demise of former CM N.D. Tiwari
Lucknow/Dehradun, Oct 18 (IANS) Political leaders of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Thursday condoled the death of Narayan Dutt Tiwari, who had served as Chief Minister of both the states - a unique distinction in Indian politics.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Who's stopping you from building temple, Owaisi tells Bhagwat
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) "Bring it. Who is stopping you and your government?" This is how MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday reacted to RSS Mohan Bahgwat's demand for a law to build a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Shuttler Saina in Denmark Open quarter-finals
Odense (Denmark), Oct 18 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open, defeating second seed Akane Yamaguchi in the second round match here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
India seeks to further deepen ties with Maldives
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India is looking forward to further deepen its partnership with the Maldives following the just concluded presidential election in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Khashoggi case: Saudi suspect killed in 'accident'; search widens
Ankara, Oct 18 (IANS) A Turkish daily reported on Thursday that one of the suspects involved in the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "suspicious car accident" in Riyadh while investigators here expanded their probe in the case to include at least two wooded areas outside Istanbul.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Bottom-dwelling Atlas, Veracruz set to square off in MSL
Guadalajara (Mexico), Oct 18 (IANS) The two teams at the bottom of the table in the Mexican soccer league's Apertura championship, Atlas and Veracruz, will square off here on Friday.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Barcelona train with all international players ahead of Sevilla clash
Barcelona, Oct 18 (IANS) The entire Barcelona squad took part in Thursday's training session for the first time this week as international players joined the team work to prepare for the upcoming La Liga match against Sevilla.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Transgender community deserves acceptance: Ashish Sharma
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Television actor Ashish Sharma, who has played a transgender in a feature film titled "Khejdi", has urged society not to be discriminatory against the community.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
Seppi defeats Herbert, advances to Kremlin Cup quarterfinal
Moscow, Oct 18 (IANS) Italian tennis player Andreas Seppi topped Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 7-6, 7-6 on Thursday to book his place in the last-eight round of the Kremlin Cup.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Tennis
Arturo Vidal fined $921,536 for dispute at German nightclub
Berlin, Oct 18 (IANS) Barcelona's Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal was handed a 800,000-euro ($921.536) fine by a Munich court on Thursday for his involvement in a dispute at a Germany nightclub.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Tennis: Jabeur advances to Kremlin Cup semis
Moscow, Oct 18 (IANS) Ons Jabeur of Tunisia reached the Kremlin Cup semi-final round after prevailing over Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 7-5, 6-1.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Tennis
Meghalaya secessionist leader enters India, surrenders
Shillong, Oct 18 (IANS) Meghalayas most wanted separatist leader and Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) General Secretary Cheristerfield Thangkhiew surrendered before Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Thursday at the Police Headquarters.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Choudhary clears air on attending ICC meet
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BCCI on Thursday cleared the air on whether acting-secretary Amitabh Choudhary was attending the ICC Chief Executives meeting as a substitute to under-fire CEO Rahul Johri, stating that the former is a director of the board and was anyway scheduled to attend the conference.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
German Navy Chief meets Indian Admiral
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Chief of the German Navy, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause met Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday as part of his four-day visit, dubbed by the government as a "significant milestone in Indo-German Naval relations".
2018-10-18
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Former Uttarakhand, UP Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari dead
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari died on Thursday -- on his 93rd birthday -- at a private hospital in the national capital following prolonged illness, doctors said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM to attend Saibaba centenary closing ceremonies
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday visit the temple town of Shirdi to attend the closing ceremonies of the year-long festival marking the centenary of samadhi of the Shirdi Saibaba, officials said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
N D Tiwari - a political marathoner who courted controversies (Obit)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A seasoned politician belonging to the pre-independence era, Narayan Dutt Tiwari was a political marathoner whose later life was mired in controversies that Indias public life had not seen before.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UP to begin process to recruit 56,808 policemen on Nov 1
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will start on November 1 the process to recruit 56,808 people in the state police, officials said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
S-400 deal, Iran oil: India engaging with US, all stakeholders
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India is continuing to engage with the US and all other stakeholders regarding the S-400 missile deal with Russia and import of crude oil from Iran following Washington's sanctions on Moscow and Tehran, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
2 Americans, 1 Afghan injured in Kandahar shooting
Kabul, Oct 18 (IANS) At least two Americans and an Afghan were injured in a shooting at the Governor's complex in the country's Kandahar province on Thursday, but the commander of Nato's Resolute Support Mission, Austin 'Scott' Miller, escaped unhurt.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
ISL: Mumbai, Pune lock horns in clash of local rivals (Preview)
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Neither Mumbai City FC or FC Pune City will settle for anything less than a victory and the bragging rights that come along with it when they face each other in the Indian Super League at the Mumbai Football Area here on Friday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
No woman devotee at Sabarimala temple for second day (Roundup)
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 18 (IANS) Women of the ages hitherto barred from entering the famed Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala stayed away for a second day on Thursday following uneasy calm in Kerala amid a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by outfits owing loyalty to Hindu groups and the BJP.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Trump threatens to use military to close US-Mexico border
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to use the military to close the border with Mexico if a caravan of thousands of Honduran migrants bound for the US continues its journey.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
India continues to engage with US on H-1B visa issue
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India is continuing to engage with the US over the H-1B visa, largely availed of by Indian IT companies, after the Trump administration proposed changes to the programme, a senior official said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
EU recognises 'need' to strengthen climate targets
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) In response to the landmark IPCC report on global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius published last week, 28 EU heads of state and government have called upon all countries of the world to commit at the upcoming climate summit in Poland to review the levels of ambition of their Paris Agreement pledges by 2020.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
UK to consider longer transition period to ease deadlock: May
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the UK's transition out of the EU can be extended by "a matter of months" in a bid to break the deadlock in talks.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Rajasthan launches e-FIR for stolen vehicles
Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Director General of Police O.P. Galhotra on Thursday inaugurated an online e-FIR system for stolen vehicles at police headquarters.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress running sponsored 'Modi Hatao' campaign in Pakistan: BJP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said the Congress was running a 'Modi Hatao' campaign in Pakistan and accused it of 'demeaning' and defaming the Hindu community in India.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Double standards in JLF's stand on #MeToo?
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) After several star speakers of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, including C.P. Surendran, Suhel Seth and Chetan Bhagat, among others, have been accused of sexually harassing multiple women, on the sidelines of the popular lit fest, the organisers, in a cautiously worded one-sentence tweet on Thursday, have supported the rising tide of the #MeToo campaign in India -- but questions still remain.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
'Rammat-Gammat' set for India premiere at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Gujarati language short film "Rammat-Gammat" will have its India premiere at the 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in International Competition in childrens film category, Half Ticket.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haryana to hold corporate social responsibility summit
Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Haryana will organise its first-ever corporate social responsibility (CSR) summit in Gurugram on November 12 and it will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, it was announced here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Kerala shutdown over Sabarimala largely peaceful
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) A state-wide shutdown called by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi on Thursday was largely peaceful in Kerala, and saw only few private vehicles plying on the roads.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Exhibition-sale to raise funds for breast cancer treatment
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) To mark October as the breast cancer awareness month and raise funds for patients' treatments, a gallery here will exhibit and sell artwork-printed carpets, gallerist-doctor Tarana Khubchandani said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine
Taken a giant leap with 'Chhota Bheem Kungfu Dhamaka': Director
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The movie "Chhota Bheem Kungfu Dhamaka" is a giant leap for the character Chhota Bheem, which debuted on Indian television screens in 2008 and has become a successful homegrown animated series in India, says director Rajiv Chilaka.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Share happiness with less fortunate, President
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Durga Punja and Vijayadashmi are days when we should share our happiness with the less fortunate, the lonely and those in pain, President Ram Nath Kovind said in a message on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
There's no God: Stephen Hawking in his last book
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In "Brief Answers To The Big Questions", the last book published in renowned physicist Stephen Hawkings name, he has reached the conclusion that there is no God.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Armoury worship marks 9th day of Mysuru Dussehra
Mysuru, Oct 18 (IANS) Karnataka's cultural capital Mysuru on Thursday invoked gods to worship armoury, horses and the golden royal throne in the Amba Vilas Palace, marking the ninth day of its world famous Dussehra festival.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Maldives court overturns ex-President Gayoom's jail term
Male, Oct 18 (IANS) The Maldives High Court on Thursday overturned the jail sentence of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom weeks after he was freed on bail.
2018-10-18
Category: International, India,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Shah finally begins search for leadership alternatives to Parrikar
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP has formally started its hunt for a leadership alternative to ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, party leaders as well as an alliance partner said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Shahid' clocks 5 years, Rajkummar nostalgic
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) As Hansal Mehta's 2013 biographical drama "Shahid" completed five years on Thursday, actor Rajkummar Rao, who got his first National Award for his performance in the film, became nostalgic and reminisced its glorious journey.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Envoys of 4 nations present credentials
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Ambassadors of Kuwait, Belgium, Portugal and Cambodia presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Kaneria admits to spot-fixing after six years of denial
Dubai, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has admitted to having a role in a spot-fixing scandal in England after denying the same for the last six years.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Petrol, diesel prices down for the first time since relief measures
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Lower crude oil cost pulled the prices of key domestic transportation fuels -- petrol and diesel -- lower in the national capital on Thursday by 21 and 11 paise respectively.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian cinema must fight, break stereotypes: 'Soni' director
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Director Ivan Ayr, whose Hindi movie "Soni" explores how the policewomen of Delhi react to the rising tide of brutal sexual violence that has constantly put the city under the spotlight, says Indian cinema needs to break stereotypes.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Former Uttarakhand, UP Chief Minister N.D.Tiwari dead
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari died on Thursday -- on his 93rd birthday -- in the national capital at a private hospital following prolonged illness, doctors said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan SC dismisses petition seeking Imran Khan's disqualification
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan's disqualification over non-disclosure of his assets and ownership of offshore companies.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Delhi court to record Akbar's statement on Oct 31
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A court here on Thursday admitted a criminal defamation suit filed by former Minister M.J. Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani and said it will record the BJP leader's statement on October 31.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Transgender community deserves acceptance: Ashish Sharma
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Television actor Ashish Sharma, who has played a transgender in a short film titled "Khejdi", has urged society not to be discriminatory against the community.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Don't mock #MeToo movement: Honey Irani
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Veteran writer Honey Irani, maternal aunt of director Sajid Khan who has been accused of sexual harassment, says it's important not to "mock" the #MeToo movement.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi cabinet restores increase in minimum wages quashed by HC
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet on Thursday restored the increase in the minimum wages that was junked by the High Court on August 4, and approved a proposal to give a 10 per cent discount on metro cards used in state-run buses.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Sri Lankan PM leaves for India
Colombo, Oct 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday left for India on a three-day official visit, his office said in a statement.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Constitute committee against sexual harassment: Maneka to political parties
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In the wake of MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday asked all political parties to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to hear complaints of affected women in workplace.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mexican women's football pioneer Marbella Ibarra killed
Mexico City, Oct 18 (IANS) One of the main promoters of women's football in Mexico, Marbella Ibarra has been killed, media reports said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rohan Sippy had fun making 'Side Hero'
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) "Bluffmaster" director Rohan Sippy says it was fun to tell the story of a side hero in Bollywood with his series "Side Hero".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dovizioso aims to push Marquez title win to next race
Motegi (Japan), Oct 18 (IANS) Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso, second in the 2018 World MotoGP standings, on Thursday said ahead of the Japanese MotoGP that he would try and push championship leader Marc Marquez's title win to the next race.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
BSP leader's son who waved pistol arrested, defends himself
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A former BSP MP's son who threatened a man with a pistol at a luxury hotel four days ago surrendered in a court here on Thursday and was arrested. He claimed he was innocent of any wrongdoing.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lalengzama to lead Bengaluru FC B in J&K Invitational Cup, Sikkim Gold Cup
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Midfielder Lalengzama Vangchhia has been named the skipper of the 18-member Bengaluru FC B squad for the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Invitational Cup as well as the prestigious Governor's Gold Cup in Sikkim which kicks off later this month, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Punjab CM seeks compensation to check stubble burning
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek compensation for farmers for avoiding stubble burning.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Durga Puja marquee decorated with 4,000 kg turmeric
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind, a Durga Puja marquee here was decorated with 4,000 kg of turmeric or 'haldi'.
2018-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Bring law to build Ram temple at Ayodhya: Bhagwat (Roundup)
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Raking up the pet saffron agenda ahead of next year's Lok Sabha polls, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya "at the earliest" through law and accused "fundamentalist forces" of obstructing the process.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Malaysia's ex-Deputy PM arrested by anti-corruption body
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Malaysia's former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was arrested by the country's anti-corruption body on Thursday on charges of misuse of power, breach of trust and money laundering.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shuttler Saina in Denmark Open quarterfinals
Odense (Denmark), Oct 18 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open, defeating second seed Akane Yamaguchi in the second round match here on Thursday
2018-10-18
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
Lorenzo disappointed as participation at Japanese MotoGP in doubt
Motegi (Japan), Oct 18 (IANS) Spain's Jorge Lorenzo on Thursday said he was disappointed over the possibility of not being able to participate in the upcoming Japanese MotoGP in Motegi.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Marquez calm ahead of possibility of sealing title at Japan GP
Motegi (Japan), Oct 18 (IANS) Spanish MotoGP rider Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) on Thursday said he was relaxed about his chances of securing the championship title at the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Pilgrim killed in J&K accident
Jammu, Oct 18 (IANS) A pilgrim headed to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine was killed and three others injured on Thursday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, police said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No mobile phone to be disconnected: Government
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday dismissed a news report claiming around 50 crore mobile phone numbers are at risk of disconnection, saying it is "completely untrue and imaginary".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Former Uttarakhand CM N.D.Tiwari dead
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari on Thursday died here at a private hospital following prolonged illness, hospital sources said. He was 93.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Cyber-spy campaign using code from Chinese group spotted: McAfee
Las Vegas, Oct 18 (IANS) Global cybersecurity firm McAfee on Thursday said it discovered a new cyber espionage campaign which reused source code from the hacker group APT1, or Comment Crew, a Chinese military-affiliated group accused of launching cyber-attacks on more than 141 US companies from 2006 to 2010.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Honduras,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
UAE to host 2nd T10 League next month
Sharjah (UAE), Oct 18 (IANS) The second edition of the T10 cricket league will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here from November 21 to December 2.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Photographic canvasses capturing nature on view from today
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Striking detail and vibrant hues at a Nature Morte gallery exhibition, that opened on Thursday here, transport the viewers to lakes, mountains and valleys, just as canvasses are rendered a mystic and photographic quality at the same time.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
French Finance Minister pulls out of Saudi business forum
Paris, Oct 18 (IANS) French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday said he has cancelled his plan to attend an upcoming business conference in Riyadh, following the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist.
2018-10-18
Category: International, France,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
London lit up by wands to raise awareness of orphans
London, Oct 18 (IANS) The Queen's guards marched over a London Bridge on Thursday to celebrate the launch of a light installation to raise awareness of the millions of institutionalised, orphaned children around the world.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Grandma kills 4-year-old girl
Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) A woman killed her four-year-old granddaughter in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh town because she was irked with the girl's stubborn and demanding nature, police said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government should be alert to Urban Naxals: RSS chief
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Warning the country against Urban Naxalism, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said the government and the administration have to be alert to ensure that a vicious and hostile atmosphere that weakens and destroys social cohesion is curbed.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism
Modi's cronyism putting IAF pilots at risk: Rahul
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the Narendra Modi government's focus on renegotiating UPA-era defence deals instead of finalising them, was causing life risks for the Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots, who are compelled to fly "ancient" aircraft.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Editors Guild hopes Akbar will withdraw criminal defamation case
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Editors Guild of India on Thursday hoped that former Union Minister M.J. Akbar will withdraw his criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani, the first female journalist to accuse him of sexual harassment.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
Second N-power unit at Kudankulam shut for maintenance
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was shut down on Thursday for maintenance work, according to the Power System Operation Corporation Limited.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
Samsung India aims for double-digit growth with Galaxy Tab S4
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) Samsung, which registered a 47 per cent market share (by value) and 48 per cent (by volume) in the January to August period this year in the Indian tablet market, is aiming for double-digit growth in the segment in the festive quarter, a top company executive said here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Saudi Arabia transfers $100mn to US amid crisis over Khashoggi
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia transferred $100 million to the US on the day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh seeking answers in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi amid mounting pressure on the kingdom for a fuller explanation in the case, the media reported.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Ensure healthy snacking at Diwali parties
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) What's a Diwali party without snacks while you play cards? But make sure your guests get to binge on something healthy, suggest experts.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
People should not vote on caste, religion basis: Bhagwat
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Ahead of upcoming crucial Assembly polls and Lok Sabha elections next year, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said that people should vote wisely for parties which unite and not divide the country and also not on the basis of caste, creed or religion.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sane undergoes surgery on broken thumb
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Liverpool could face the setback of losing Sadio Mane for a few weeks along with other injury scares after the pacy winger broke his left thumb while on international duty with Senegal.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Delhi court to hear Akbar's defamation suit on Oct 31
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A court here on Thursday admitted a criminal defamation suit filed by former Minister M.J. Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, the first in a long list of female journalists to have accused him of sexual harassment.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE to host 2nd T10 League next month
Sharjah (UAE), Oct 18 (IANS) The second edition of the T10 cricket league will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here from November 21 to December 2.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Lip fillers: Be aware of before, after tricks
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) If international reality TV star Kylie Jenner's lip fillers make you want to try out the look for this festive season, be wary of a few before and after things to do, say experts.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Joe Biden hopes Democrats don't impeach Trump
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Former US Vice President Joe Biden said he hopes that the Democrats do not move to impeach President Donald Trump if they win a majority in the House of Representatives after the mid-term elections in November.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Conceptual art exhibition leaves open an 'infinite' landscape
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Conceptual art by three contemporary artists, exploring the fine balance between form, narrative and medium, takes viewers to an 'infinite landscape at the Exhibit 320 gallery here.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan
Tokyo, Oct 18 (IANS) Some of Japan's famed cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, have bloomed unexpectedly this autumn, according to weather experts.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
CBSE affiliation by-laws simplified for speed, transparency: Javadekar
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday announced that the CBSE affiliation by-laws have been revamped to ensure "speed and transparency" in the process.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Bring law to build Ram temple at Ayodhya: Bhagwat
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Upping the ante ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for building a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya "at the earliest" with an "appropriate and requisite law" and slammed "fundamentalist forces" for obstructing the process.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
ISL: ATK coach Coppell praises young winger Komal
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India U-17 World Cup player and ATK winger Komal Thatal has come in for praise from his coach Steve Coppell after his performance in the Indian Super League clash against Delhi Dynamos.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Ex-BSP MP's son surrenders, arrested for waving pistol at hotel
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The son of a former BSP MP who had threatened a man with a pistol at a luxury hotel here was arrested on Thursday soon after he surrendered in a city court.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala remains tense on 2nd day of Sabarimala season
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 18 (IANS) Tension prevailed on Thursday a day after the opening of the short five-day pilgrimage season as the state observed a shutdown against the alleged police attack on protesters even as a senior member of the Sabarimala priest's family urged women of the hitherto barred age group to respect tradition and not visit the Lord Ayyappa temple.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Argentina win in basketball, boxing; Russia continue winning medals
Buenos Aires, Oct 18 (IANS) Argentina won two gold medals, one in men's 3x3 basketball and one in boxing. Russia, on top of the medal table, won two gold medals with one in boxing and the other in women's beach volleyball, on the penultimate day of the Youth Olympics.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
US bars American aid groups from travelling to N.Korea
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has barred American aid groups from travelling to North Korea as it pressures Pyongyang to dismantle the countrys nuclear weapons programme.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Love not restricted to any gender: Huma Qureshi
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi says love is not restricted to any gender, and believes it is an individual's right to choose who they want to love.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Give women basic respect: Film fraternity urges this Dussehra
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In the midst of a fight against sexual harassment in India and the rise of #MeToo movement, Bollywood celebrities on the occasion of Dussehra, have urged people not just to choose good over evil but also give women basic respect.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung launches flagship Galaxy Tab S4 for Rs 57,900 in India
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday launched in India its flagship tablet, Galaxy Tab S4, a new two-in-one Android tablet that comes equipped with Samsung Dex and S Pen for Rs 57,900.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Varun Sood joins 'MTV Ace of Space'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Popular video jockey Varun Sood will be showing his mental strength by participating in reality show "MTV Ace of Space".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Court records gutted in UP after miscreants torch chamber
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Hundreds of files and documents were gutted after unidentified miscreants on Thursday set on fire a chamber of a court in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district, police said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahman enjoys directing SRK for music video
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman says working with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on "Jai hind hind, jai India" was an "interesting" experience.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
MeToo allegations against Anu Malik false, baseless: Lawyer
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Anu Malik has denied allegations that he sexually harassed singer Shweta Pandit, who has called him a "pedophile" and "sexual predator".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian sacked in Saudi for 'offensive remarks' on Sabarimala row
Riyadh, Oct 18 (IANS) A Keralite expat in Saudi Arabia has been sacked from his job for allegedly posting offensive remarks on women amid the Sabarimala temple row, the media reported.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Diaspora
Saudi suspect in Khashoggi case killed in accident: Turkish daily
Ankara, Oct 18 (IANS) A Turkish daily reported on Thursday that one of the suspects involved in the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "suspicious car accident" in Riyadh.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gavankar set to join 'Torrance' team
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) "Sleepy Hollow" actress Janina Gavankar may star opposite actor Ben Affleck in the upcoming drama "Torrance".
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Michael B. Jordan to star in 'The Silver Bear'
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Michael B. Jordan will star in and produce Lionsgates film adaptation of assassin story "The Silver Bear".
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Snow White gives wrong message to kids, feels Kristen Bell
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Kristen Bell says the story of Snow White sends the wrong message about consent to children because she is asleep when the prince kisses her.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
MeToo being blown out of proportion: Shatrughan Sinha
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha says while the MeToo movement is noble, it is becoming "free-for-all" and being blown out of proportion.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Bihar's Shahi litchi gets GI tag
Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) After Katrani rice, Jardalu mango and Magahi paan (betel vine), Bihars Shahi litchi has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag and has become an exclusive brand in the national and international market, an official said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Border security paramount for development: Bhagwat
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Secured borders are of paramount importance to ensure prosperity and development of India given the current complex international scenario, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Bolt turns down contract, continues football career in Australia
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has turned down an offer to join Maltese outfit Valletta FC, opting to continue his professional football trial at the Central Coast Mariners in Australia.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
'Orange Is the New Black' to end in 2019
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) The cast and crew of popular Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" announced that season seven will be the final one of the show.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Once a popular destination, Jaisalmer has sadly fallen off the tourist map
Jaisalmer (Rajasthan), Oct 18 (IANS) It was once a much sought-after destination for tourists who wanted to experience camel safaris, golden sands, mesmerising dunes, and the rich culture and heritage of the Thar desert. Then came the Khalistan Movement of 1986 and since the borders of Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district were bound on the west and southwest by Pakistan, tourists weren't permitted beyond 45 km of this World Heritage City.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Defence/Security
Jason Blum sorry for his comments on women directors
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Producer Jason Blum has apologised for his remarks that there "aren't a lot" of women directors in Hollywood.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ex-BSP MP's son surrenders before Delhi court
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former BSP MP's son, who had threatened a man with a gun at a luxury hotel here, surrendered on Thursday in a city court a day after a non-bailable warrant (NBW) was issued against him.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women now empowered, not ashamed to speak up: Madhoo Shah
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Madhoo Shah says Indian society has evolved to accept harsh realities of the working environment for women, who are more empowered than ever to speak up about their sour experiences.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Stop aping others, embrace Indian culture: Satyarthi
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday urged the Indian youth to embrace their national culture and stop aping others.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Nano-carbon: New India-made weapon against mosquitoes?
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Toxic smog has once again threatened to engulf the National Capital Region (NCR) as farmers in parts of Haryana and Punjab have begun to burn their crop residue. And the zika virus, spread by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, has mysteriously raised its head in Rajasthan, having already infected about 90 people and worrying health officials.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Cruzeiro retain Copa title, seal spot in next year's Libertadores
Sao Paulo (Brazil), Oct 18 (IANS) Cruzeiro defeated Corinthians 2-1 in the second leg of the Copa do Brasil final to lift the Copa do Brasil.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Kids with autism 50% more likely to be obese: Study
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 per cent more likely to be overweight or obese compared with the general population, a study says.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bhagwat criticises SC's Sabarimala decision
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday criticised the Supreme Court's decision allowing entry of women of all ages to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, saying it was flawed as it did not consider all aspects and hence would not be easily adopted.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Kuldeep will be India's No.1 spinner going forward: Harbhajan Singh (IANS interview)
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Going forward, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav will become India's primary spin weapon, feels veteran bowler-turned-cricket commentator Harbhajan Singh.
2018-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IANS Life,Cricket
Truck hits Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express, 2 coaches derail
Ratlam/New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Passengers of the Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express had a miraculous escape on Wednesday when two of its coaches derailed after being hit by a truck at a manned level crossing near Thandla in Madhya Pradesh, an official said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global IT spending to grow 3.2% in 2019: Gartner
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Driven by increased Cloud adoption, worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2 per cent from expected spending of $3.7 trillion in 2018, according to the latest forecast by market research firm Gartner.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
How far away are we from commercial fusion energy? (Science Feature)
Cadarache (France), Oct 18 (IANS) Electricity-generating fusion power plants -- one of the biggest inventions in history -- might be safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally responsible. But, how far are we from turning science fiction into reality -- meaning a world where nuclear fusion energy will be powering our day-to-day lives? Some 60 years.
2018-10-18
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Technology
Bhagwat pitches for legally constructing Ram temple
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Highlighting the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya as a matter of national interest, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for building it at the earliest through "appropriate and requisite law" and slammed certain "fundamentalist forces" for obstructing the process.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Bengal celebrates Mahanavami
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Devotees from all walks of life, dressed in their best attire, headed towards the puja marquees on Thursday as the city celebrated Mahanavami -- the fourth day of Durga Puja.
2018-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Anna, Michael join 'The Last Days Of American Crime'
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actors Anna Brewster, Michael Pitt and Sharlto Copley have joined the cast of "The Last Days of American Crime".
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Savour a slice of Burma in Noida (Foodie Trail-Noida)
Noida, Oct 18 (IANS) It's quite a task to convince one's tastebuds to try vegetarian food when you belong to the opposite world. The probability of liking the place in question drops significantly when it is also alcohol-free. Still, I dared to land in Burma Burma -- a completely vegetarian restaurant and tea room -- that is making waves in foodie circles for its authentic Burmese cuisine and enhanced tea experience.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Features,IANS Life
The Washington Post publishes missing Saudi journalist's last article
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The Washington Post has published the last article written by its missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in which he wrote about the poor state of press freedom across the Arab world.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala shutdown over Sabarimala near total
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) The state-wide shutdown called by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi on Thursday saw huge response with near total effect while just a few private vehicles moving on road.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Six ways to protect your baby's skin this winter (Health Tips)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Winter is here, which means your baby needs extra care and attention. Baby skin requires a lot more nourishment during winter, as the temperature drop tends to make the skin dry. Winter also brings with it various skin problems for babies, as their skin is more delicate when compared to adults.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
UP court receives complaint against Facebook's Zuckerberg
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) A complaint has been registered in an Uttar Pradesh court against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and three others for using national symbols and letter heads of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its site without due permission.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
'Namaste England': Outdated and cliched (IANS Review, Rating: *1/2)
Film: "Namaste England"; Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Seal, Alankrita Sahay, Satish Kaushik; Rating: *1/2
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple's new privacy portal shows what user data it keeps
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) As part of its annual privacy upgrades, Apple has introduced a new portal that lets users see what personal data the company has kept on them, the media reported.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists affected life across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday with heavy security deployed here and other vulnerable places.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Need to strengthen internal, external security: RSS chief
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday stressed on the need to further strengthen the armed forces to ensure enhanced "internal and external security" and pre-empt any subversive attempts from within or outside to harm the country's unity and integrity.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pleasant Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) It was a pleasant morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 18 degrees Celsius, at par with the season's average.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US flies B-52 bombers near South China Sea
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea and "participated in a routine training mission", according to a statement from Pacific Air Forces.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
'Badhaai Ho': Refreshingly honest and entertaining (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Badhaai Ho"; Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma; Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Sheeba Chaddha, Surekha Sikri, Rahul Tewari, Vimi Mehta; Rating: ***1/2
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Militant killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) A militant was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Namaste England' has a pure heart
Film: "Namaste England"; Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Seal, Alankrita Sahay; Directed: Vipul Amritlal Shah; Rating: **** (4 stars)
2018-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump proposes cutting federal agencies' funds to reduce deficit
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced that he intends to reduce the American federal budget deficit by cutting financing to every government agency and department by 5 per cent.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
WhatsApp working on linked accounts, vacation mode features
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) WhatsApp is reportedly working out on three new features, including linking your account to Instagram, in order to improve its chat and notifications for its over 1.5 billion users.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter to show users when a bad tweet is taken down
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Twitter will now highlight when it takes an action on a bad tweet - making its over 330 million users understand that the tweet was forcibly taken down and not deleted by its user owing to public outrage.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pre-order iPhone XR in India from Friday
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Apple's cheapest iPhone XR will go on sale in India from Friday, starting from Rs 76,900.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Truck hits Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express, 2 coaches derail
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) At least two coaches of a Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express derailed on Thursday after it was hit by a truck near Thandla in Madhya Pradesh, an official said. No passenger has been injured.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi-based female journalist fails to make it to Sabarimala
Sabarimala (Kerala) Oct 18 (IANS) A Delhi-based female journalist. who managed to climb up the pathway to reach the famed Sabarimala temple, was on Thursday forced to abandon her trek following a massive protest.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
EU dismisses Brexit summit in November, citing lack of progress
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) The leaders of the 27 countries that will remain in the European Union (EU) after Britain's withdrawal called off an extraordinary summit on the Brexit in November due to insufficient progress to organise the meeting.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Trump awards retired US Marine highest military honour
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour to retired US Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. John L. Canley for his heroic actions 50 years ago during the battle of Hue City, one of the bloodiest scuffles of the Vietnam War.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Kim Zolciak denies photoshopping
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) TV personality Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who has been accused of photoshopping an image of her children, has denied the allegations and vowed to take a stand in the matter.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Conte, Moon express 'deep concern' at global protectionism threat
Rome, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Amid an escalating trade war between the United States and China, Italy's premier Giuseppe Conte and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday voiced "deep concern" at the danger of resurgent protectionism after they held talks in Rome.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
116 policemen suspended over 2014 firing in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) As many as 116 police officials have been suspended from their posts for their alleged involvement in a June 2014 tragedy that killed at least 14 persons in Lahore in Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harsh Rajput's action hero dreams
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Harsh Rajput says it's been his childhood dream to be an action hero and that he looks up to Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump proposes 5% cut on federal agencies' budget to tame deficit
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) President Donald Trump has called for reducing the US federal budget deficit by cutting financing to government agencies and departments by 5 per cent.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Baidu is first Chinese member of US-led AI alliance
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) China-based search engine giant Baidu Inc. has become the first Chinese member of the US-led alliance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) -- the Partnership on AI (PAI).
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Media shouldn't run one-sided #MeToo stories: CINTAA's Sushant Singh
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor and general secretary of the Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) has appealed to the media not to run one-sided #MeToo stories as several "fake stories" are being highlighted through the social media.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Social media trolls bother Chrissy Teigan
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigan, who has been a victim of social media trolls several times, says she gives a lot of heed to what people think of her.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Important to give time to missing journalist probe: Pompeo
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said it is important to give time and space for the investigation of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Media,Diplomacy
I fully support #MeToo campaign: Radhika Apte
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte expressed her full support to the sexual harassment survivors, who are calling out their alleged tormentors under the #MeToo campaign.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
I was in a destructive marriage: Elle King
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Elee King says that she battled substance abuse and depression after "destructive marriage".
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ACC July-Sep quarter consolidated net profit up 15%
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Cement and ready mix concrete manufacturer ACC on Wednesday reported a rise of 15 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September 2018.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Poll preparations in Mizoram satisfactory: CEC Rawat (Lead, with Corrections)
Aizawl, Oct 18 (IANS) Preparations to hold free and fair elections to the Mizoram Assembly are satisfactory, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat said here on Wednesday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Bilaspur-Leh proposed railway line may be declared 'national project'
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The railways has suggested that strategically important 465-km railway line proposed between Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur and Jammu and Kashmir's Leh along the Indo-China border be declared a "national project", a Northern Railway (NR) official said on Wednesday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Largest-ever galaxy proto-supercluster 'Hyperion' spotted
Berlin, Oct 18 (IANS) A team of scientists at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have sited the most massive structure in the early universe known to date.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Germany,Science/Tech
Shay Mitchell launches a line of travel accessories
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Shay Mitchell has come up with a surprisingly affordable line of travel accessories.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Melania Trump's plane forced to land due to smoke in cabin
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The airplane carrying first lady Melania Trump was forced to land a few minutes after taking off as smoke was detected in the plane's cabin, according to media reports.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 scientists win 2019 Breakthrough Prize
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced nine recipients of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in recognition of their important achievements in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
'Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween' gets India release date
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Jack Black's 'Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween' will release in India on October 26.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
RBI reaffirms decision on tenure of Yes Bank's Rana Kapoor
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reaffirmed that a successor to YES BANK's MD and CEO Rana Kapoor should be appointed by February 1, 2019.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Sri Lankan President calls Modi, rejects assassination attempt reports
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday rejected media reports alleging an Indian hand in a plot to assassinate him and a former Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka during a telephone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Gujarat invites Karnataka Governor, CM to Statute of Unity unveiling
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The Gujarat government has invited Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to attend the unveiling of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Statute of Unity at Sadhu Bet in the northwest state on October 31, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Cyient's QoQ net up by 54 percent
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Engineering services company Cyient on Wednesday announced that its net profit has registered 54 per cent sequential growth during the second quarter ended September.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
RIL Q2 net up 17% at Rs 9,516 cr; petchem, telecom do well
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Wednesday reported a 17.3 per cent jump in net profit at Rs 9,516 crore for the second quarter ending September on the back of robust performance in its petrochemicals and telecom businesses.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RIL to buy stake in Hathway cables and Den Networks
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited said on Wednesday that it will buy 66 per cent stake in Den Networks Limited and 51.3 per cent stake in Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Housing prices in Delhi fall over last 8 years: RBI data
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Housing prices in Delhi have fallen marginally for the first time over the last eight years even as all-India house prices went up by an average of 5.3 per cent in the quarter ended June 2018, according to RBI data.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Teenage boy drowns in DDA lake
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A teenage boy, who on Wednesday had gone out along with his friends, died after he drowned into Delhi Development Authority's Sanjay Van lake in south Delhi, police said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Gujarat invites Karnataka Governor, CM to Statute of Unity unveiling
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The Gujarat government has invited Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to attend the unveiling of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Statute of Unity at Sadhu Bet in the northwest state on October 31, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Vikas Bahl files defamation suit against Kashyap, Motwane
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikas Bahl has moved the Bombay High Court with a Rs 10-crore defamation suit against his former Phantom Films partners Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane amid the #MeToo furore.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Amar Singh files police complaint against Azam Khan
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Wednesday filed a police complaint against senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan alleging Khan threatened him and his family with physical harm.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President accepts Akbar's resignation
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar with "immediate effect".
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akbar, a famous editor, who fell from the pedestal
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) From his days of being an iconic editor to the alleged sexual predator -- the fall of M.J. Akbar has been sudden and steep.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Protesters clash with police near Sabarimala, women turned back (Round-up)
Sabarimala/Nilackal (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple clashed with police and heckled women journalists as the pilgrimage season opened on Wednesday, with no woman in that group making it to the hill shrine despite police assurances.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
France star Mbappé visits hometown club
Paris, Oct 17 (IANS) France superstar football player Kylian Mbappé returned to visit his childhood club here on Wednesday for the first time since he won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2018-10-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
FA confirm withdrawal of offer to buy Wembley Stadium
London, Oct 17 (IANS) The English Football Association (FA) on Wednesday confirmed that it will not be selling Wembley Stadium to billionaire Shahid Khan.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Thierry Henry presented as new Monaco coach
Monaco (France), Oct 17 (IANS) AS Monaco on Wednesday presented former France football star Thierry Henry as its new coach.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Football
Mexican keeper Gonzalez escapes bone injury in collision with Chilean player
Queretaro (Mexico), Oct 17 (IANS) Hugo Gonzalez, a goalkeeper for Mexico's national football team, avoided a bone injury in a collision with Chilean forward Nicolas Castillo during a friendly in this central city.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
FIFA announces referees for Club World Cup
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) FIFA on Wednesday announced the referees who will officiate the matches of the upcoming Club World Cup set to be held in the United Arab Emirates in December.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
IndiGo to commence Bengaluru-Hong Kong flights from December
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Low-cost passenger carrier IndiGo wil operate daily non-stop flight between Hong Kong and Bengaluru effective December 11, 2018.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ISL: Super-sub Maimouni hands ATK first win
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Two-time champions ATK got the better of Delhi Dynamos 2-1 and registered their first win this season in the Indian Super League here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
India to debut at U-15 Asian wrestling
Fuji-Mi (Japan), Oct 17 (IANS) Indian wrestling will score yet another first with the U-15 girls' squad making their debut at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championships here.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Salvini renews attack on France's migrant 'drop off'
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday continued his criticism of the alleged drop-off of two African migrants by French police in the northwest border town Claviere, claiming he would be "under investigation by half of Italy's prosecutors" for doing far less.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
PKL: Pawan, Kashiling star as Bengaluru Bulls defeat Tamil Thalaivas
Sonepat, Oct 17 (IANS) Bengaluru Bulls earned the bragging rights in the Southern derby as they beat Tamil Thalaivas 44-35 in the sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi league here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Mindtree net zooms 65% in second quarter
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) IT services firm Mindtree on Wednesday reported Rs 206 crore consolidated net profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering a 65 per cent annual and 30 per cent quarterly growth.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Salvini heads to Russia, urges end of EU sanctions
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Far-right Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini flew to Moscow on Wednesday to head an Italian business delegation at a trade meeting, launching a fresh attack on the European Union over its economic sanctions against Russia.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Gaddar ready to contest against KCR
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Maoist ideologue and revolutionary balladeer Gaddar on Wednesday said he was ready to contest the elections against Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao as the joint candidate of opposition parties.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP-ruled MCD charging illegal parking fee in Delhi: AAP
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Wednesday levelled charges of corruption against BJP for enforcing parking charges in private malls and hospitals despite court orders calling it illegal. The BJP-dominated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is in-charge of most public parking places.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unveiling of Sardar statue to be BJP's 2019 campaign launch
Gandhinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is virtually kicking off its campaign for the 2019 general elections by taking out 'Ekta Yatras' across Gujarat in the run up to the unveiling of the 182-foot statue of Sardar Patel by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ISL: Chennaiyin hunt for first win
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Having lost both their matches so far, defending champions Chennaiyin FC will want to settle for nothing less than a victory when they face NorthEast United FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
Reliance makes strategic investment in SkyTran Inc.
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd's subsidiary Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd on Wednesday acquired a 12.7 per cent shareholding in venture-funded technology company SkyTran Inc.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
7 held for attempted cash van robbery
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Seven persons were arrested on the charge of involvement in a failed armed robbery here last week, police said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goyal asks IRCTC to use rail saloons earmarked for him for commercial purpose
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday asked the IRCTC to use the two saloons earmarked for him for the commercial purpose, railway ministry sources said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Army, police probe rape of deaf-mute woman by four soldiers
Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) Pune Police and the Army have launched a probe into allegations of rape levelled against four soldiers of the Army Medical Corps (AMC) by a deaf-mute 30-year-old woman employee of the Military Hospital here, an official said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Honda Activa breaches 2 cr sales mark in India
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Hondas Activa scooter has breached the 2-crore sales mark in India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Reliance Jio posts Rs 681 crore profit in Q2
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Reliance Jio, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, on Wednesday said it posted a standalone net profit of Rs 681 crore in the quarter through September on the back of (as yet) highest quarterly subscriber addition of 37 million.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
We can't talk to Mamata until it stops efforts to suppress us: Salman Khurshid
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Averring that electoral understandings have to be formalised in a spirit of give and take, Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said his party could not talk to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress until the state government stops its efforts to suppress his party.
2018-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Postcards, photographs from pre-independence cities on view
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) An exhibition of picture postcards and photographs from the Indian subcontinent from 1890s to 1947 opened at the Art Heritage Gallery here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Spain's Fabregas gets into Guinness record for quickest 100 EPL assists
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Spain and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas earned the Guinness World Record for reaching 100 English Premier League assists in the shortest number of games, Guinness announced on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Akbar exits Modi goverment over allegations of sexual harassment (Roundup)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The #MeToo campaign claimed its first political scalp on Wednesday when M.J. Akbar quit as Minister of State for External Affairs ten days after several women came out with allegations of sexual harassment and molestation by him during his days as editor in the media.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Akbar's quitting belated, Modi must speak up: Congress
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday called the resignation of Union Minister M.J. Akbar over charges of sexual harassment "belated" and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the issue.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thousands throng Bengal's Belur Math as Durga Puja spirit peaks
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Thousands of devotees from across the country and abroad gathered at Belur Math, the global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, to witness the ritual of the worship of a pre-pubescent girl as a goddess, with the Durga Puja fervour reaching a peak on Mahashtami in West Bengal on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Fake currency seized from ex-convict
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A 40-year-old former convict was arrested with Rs 60,000 in fake Indian currency, police said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NBW issued against ex-BSP MP's gun-toting son
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Wednesday issued a non-bailable warrant against a former BSP MP's son, who is absconding after a case was registered against him for threatening a man with a gun at a luxury hotel here.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India urges United States to lift ban on import of pomegranate arils
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday requested the United States to immediately lift the sanction on the import of pomegranate arils from India.
2018-10-17
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
Manvendra Singh's switchover to Congress selfish act: Rajasthan BJP leader
Jaipur, Oct 17 (IANS) BJP MLA Manvendra Singh's switchover to the opposition Congress on Wednesday ahead of the Assembly elections in Rajasthan is a "selfish act", Assembly Deputy Speaker Rao Rajendra Singh said here.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Militant apprehended after hurling grenade in J&K
Srinagar, Oct 17 (IANS) A militant was apprehended after a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pattan town on Wednesday left three policemen and a civilian injured.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Terrorism
Congress concocting falsehoods in MP: Modi
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of concocting "falsehoods" to gain power in Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the party has three chief ministerial aspirants and they were busy pulling each other down.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Death toll in cyclone-hit Odisha 57, damage put at Rs 2,200 cr
Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (IANS) The death toll due to cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in Odisha has increased to 57 and the damage is estimated at Rs 2,200 crore, said an official on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
EU, Bill Gates launch $115mn clean energy fund in Europe
Brussels, Oct 17 (IANS) The European Commission and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investment fund led by Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates, launched on Wednesday a joint project to foster innovation in the energy sector in order to tackle climate change.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Belgium,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Mumbai police bust inter-state fake foreign jobs racket
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) In a big crackdown, the Mumbai Police has exposed an inter-state racket offering lucrative international jobs to gullible senior citizens through social media and cheating them of huge amounts, an official said here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women shouldn't be judged on #MeToo stories: Soni Razdan
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Soni Razdan, also the mother of Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, says while the #MeToo movement is a positive change against sexual harassment, women who don't speak up should not be judged for their silence.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Demanding VAT cut, Delhi petrol pumps to shut on October 22-23
New Delhi Oct 17 (IANS) Petrol and diesel dealers in the national capital are in the grip of a crisis following the recent excise duty cuts made by the Centre and many states leading to losses here ranging 20-30 per cent, the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CISF takes over security of Kannur International Airport
Kannur, Oct 17 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force on Wednesday took over the security of newly-constructed Kannur International Airport here before it begins its commercial operations by November-end.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Vindicated, say women journalists after Akbar quits
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Women journalists who hurled allegations of sexual harassment and molestation against former editor M.J. Akbar on Wednesday expressed happiness over his exit as the Minister of State for External Affairs and vowed to continue their fight.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat court summons AAP leader in defamation suit over Rafale allegations
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Wednesday received a summons from an Ahmedabad court in a defamation suit filed by the Reliance Group over his allegations of a scam in the Rafale deal.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Indian arrested in Nepal for possessing marijuana
Kathmandu, Oct 17 (IANS) An Indian national has been arrested in Nepal's Birgunj city for possessing marijuana, the police said.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMK discusses strategy for 2019 general elections
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) The DMK on Wednesday discussed its strategy for the 2019 general elections, said party President M.K. Stalin.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Protesters clash with police near Sabarimala, women turned back
Sabarimala/Nilackal (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple clashed with police and heckled women journalists as the pilgrimage season opened on Wednesday, with no woman in that group making it to the hill shrine despite police assurances.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maoists call for boycott of Telangana polls
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Maoists on Tuesday called for a boycott of the Telangana Assembly elections scheduled for December 7.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rolan hopeful of return to Uruguay's national football team
Leganes (Spain), Oct 17 (IANS) It is difficult these days for any Uruguayan to earn a place on the national football team, let alone an attacking player. But Diego Rolan refuses to abandon that dream and has his sights set on a possible roster spot for the 2019 Copa America, which will be hosted by Brazil.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pinjore Heritage festival to begin on October 19
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) The three-day Pinjore Heritage festival, beginning Friday, will be historic this year. A play titled "1857 Ki Kahani, Haryana Ki Zubani", showcasing the sagas of Haryana bravehearts, will be staged, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
BJP to contest all 40 seats in Mizoram: Amit Shah
Aizawl, Oct 17 (IANS) Mizoram would celebrate Christmas under the BJP-led state government, said Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday, adding the party would field candidates in all the 40 Assembly seats of the state where polls are due on November 28.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Two women surrender in Bangladesh militant hideout raid
Dhaka, Oct 17 (IANS) Two suspected female militants surrendered on Wednesday after Bangladeshi security forces raided the hideout of a banned Islamist group under siege in the country's Narsingdi district.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Delhi Minister releases NASA images of stubble burning, demands immediate halt
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) As Delhi's air quality inches fast towards the "very poor" category, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday released NASA satellite's recent images of north India which showed stubble burning at "dangerous levels".
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
18 killed in Crimea college attack
Moscow, Oct 17 (IANS) A teenage student detonated an explosive device and opened fire at a technical college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 40 others before turning the gun on himself, Russia's investigative committee said.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
ED attaches Nirav Modi, Choksi's assets worth Rs 218 crore
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday said it has attached assets in India and abroad worth Rs 218 crore belonging to fugitive diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his maternal uncle Mehul Choksi.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Minor alleges rape in Gurugram, accused absconding
Gurugram, Oct 17 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl living in northwest Delhi alleged rape in Gurugram early this month, following which a zero FIR was registered, police said on Tuesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PPP agreement to treat non-communicable diseases signed
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The NITI Aayog on Wednesday launched the model guidelines and agreement for public-private partnership (PPP) for prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases in the tier-2 and tier-3 cities.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJP dividing society: Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of "dividing the country and society as the colonial British did during their rule."
2018-10-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Yameen calls for peace, prosperity in Maldives
Male, Oct 17 (IANS) Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday called on all fellowmen to maintain peace and prosperity within the nation and urged the new leadership to put the interests of the country above their own.
2018-10-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
My job to sit back, believe more women: Jatin Das accuser
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Entrepreneur-conservationist Nisha Bora, who has accused senior artist Jatin Das of sexual harassment, says she is happy to let more voices emerge, and that now her job is to sit back, pay attention and believe.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Preparations to hold free, fair polls in Mizoram satisfactory: CEC Rawat
Aizawl, Oct 17 (IANS) Preparations to hold free and fair elections to the Mizoram state Assembly are satisfactory, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat said here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Kajol, KJo, Ayan Mukerji support organ donation campaign
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Directors Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji, and actress Kajol have lent support to the 'Real Hero' organ donation campaign.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Profit booking, crude oil prices pull indices by over 1% (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Profit booking, along with a slight rise in global crude oil prices and depreciation in the Indian rupee, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower on Wednesday after three consecutive days of gains.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Punjab increases stamp duty rates
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) In a move to mobilise additional resources for the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to enable increase in the stamp duty rates on property transactions.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Sneha, Siddhant, Flora reunite
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Actors Sneha Wagh, Siddhant Karnick and Flora Saini have once again come together for the show "Mere Sai".
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
NCW welcomes Akbar's resignation
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday welcomed Union Minister M.J. Akbar's resignation from the government following allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by several women journalists as the #MeToo movement claimed its first toll in Indian politics.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Facebook 'Portal' video chat speaker to share your data with advertisers: Report
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) In yet another controversy surrounding Facebook and its users' privacy, reports surfaced on Wednesday, saying that Facebook's smart video chat speaker "Portal" will share data about your calls and apps you use to advertisers on other platforms owned by the social media giant.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Messi named best La Liga player in September
Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi on Wednesday was named the best player in the Spanish football league for the month of September, La Liga said in a statement.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Missing teenage boy found dead in Bengal, two arrested
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The body of a teenage boy, who went missing on Monday, was recovered on Wednesday from a bush near his house in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, police said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE Defence Minister visits HAL facility in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) UAE Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy on Wednesday visited the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in this tech hub for a firsthand account of its technology and products, said the aerospace major.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Iniesta hopes to play against Barcelona in Japan next summer
Tokyo, Oct 17 (IANS) Andres Iniesta on Wednesday said he hoped to be able to play against FC Barcelona during his former club's tour of Japan next summer, where the Spaniard plays for Vissel Kobe.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Rossi finds similarities between pianos, motorbikes at Yamaha event
Tokyo, Oct 17 (IANS) Italy's Valentino Rossi and other MotoGP riders discussed the connection between a motorcycle and a piano during a promotional event organized by Yamaha here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Vindicated, say women journalists after Akbar quits
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Women journalists who levelled allegations of sexual harassment and molestation against former editor M.J. Akbar on Wednesday expressed their happiness over his stepping down as the Minister of State for External Affairs.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE Defence Minister visits HAL facility
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy on Wednesday visited the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in this tech hub for a first hand account of its technology and products, said the aerospace major.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India's highest tricolour unfurled at Haj House in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) A big Indian tricolour measuring 20x30 feet and 350 feet above the ground was unfurled at the majestic Haj House here by Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday, an official said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Manoj Bajpayee, Raghu Rai to attend Dharamshala film fest
Dharamsala, Oct 17 (IANS) Acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee and celebrated photographer Raghu Rai will attend the seventh edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF).
2018-10-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
In big boost, Jaswant's son Manvendra joins Congress (Roundup)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a big boost to the Congress ahead of Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Manvendra Singh, son of former Union Minister and one of the founders of the BJP, Jaswant Singh, joined the Congress on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DTC Bus overturns after collision with truck, 10 injured
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Around 10 people were injured on Wednesday, after a Delhi Transport Corporation bus overturned following a collision with a truck.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Despite ending Haj subsidy, no financial burden on pilgrims: Naqvi
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Despite the removal of the Haj subsidy from the 2018 pilgrimage season, there was no financial burden on the pilgrims as middlemen were eliminated and a transparent, fully online system was put in place, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
M.J. Akbar resigns from government amid #MeToo storm
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) More than a week after several women journalists levelled allegations of sexual harassment and molestation, former Editor M.J. Akbar on Wednesday resigned as Minister of State for External Affairs as the #MeToo movement claimed its first toll in Indian politics.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ABB wins Rs 115-crore order to sell transformers to Indian Railways
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Swedish-Swiss electrical equipment maker ABB on Wednesday said it has won a Rs 115-crore contract to supply transformers to the Indian Railways.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Guard shot judge's wife, son in fit of fury: Police
Gurugram, Oct 17 (IANS) Gurugram's Additional District and Sessions Judge Krishan Kant's wife and son were shot at by the judge's security guard in a fit of fury, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Age-related spike in estrogen may lead to hernia
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) An age-related increase in estrogen may be the culprit behind inguinal hernia, a condition common among elderly men that often requires corrective surgery, suggests new study.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Glow like a star this festivity with make up essentials
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The festive season calls for unique looks for every occasion. In addition to chic ethnic outfits, a glamorous make up look will define your beauty in the best way possible.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pakistan may buy Chinese missile 'better' than Brahmos
Beijing, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistan might buy a supersonic missile successfully test-fired by China which is said to be cost-effective and better than the BrahMos developed by India and Russia, the Chinese state media has reported.
2018-10-17
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Avaya to launch world's first social network for chatbots
Dubai, Oct 17 (IANS) Communications solution provider Avaya Holdings Corp is planning to roll out a social networking platform for chatbots next year which will enable bots to engage with each other and find answers to customers' questions that they have not been trained to answer.
2018-10-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Technology,Business/Economy
10 killed as explosion rocks college in Crimea
Moscow, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and around 50 were injured on Wednesday in an explosion at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Gender solidarity is positive: Sharmila Tagore
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Creating gender solidarity is a step towards a better tomorrow, believes veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who says she faced brickbats and bouquets for some of her choices which are now celebrated as game changers.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Looks you can ace this festive season
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Look best this festive season with looks that can steal the show.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
M.J. Akbar resigns from government
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar resigned from the government on Wednesday following allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by several women journalists.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vinta Nanda files police complaint against Alok Nath
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Writer-producer Vinta Nanda on Wednesday filed a police complaint against actor Alok Nath, whom she has accused of sexually violating her 19 years ago.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pompeo meets Turkish President over missing Saudi journalist
Ankara, Oct 17 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan here on Wednesday following his trip to Saudi Arabia to discuss the case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who disappeared two weeks ago after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Man shot dead in Bengal's Hooghly district, 5 arrested
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Five people were arrested on Wednesday for shooting a man dead in West Bengal's Hooghly district, police said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Navy concludes successful trial of submarine rescue vehicle
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Western Naval Command has successfully concluded the maiden trials of the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) that can rescue stranded personnel from a disabled submarine, the Navy said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
#MeToo: 2nd case surfaces against artist Jatin Das
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Artist Jatin Das was named on Wednesday by writer Garusha Katoch in a second allegation against the Padma Bhushan recipient, accusing him of trying to kiss her forcibly when she had interned under him in 2013.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
RJD depicts Tejashwi as 'Ram', Nitish as 'Ravan'
Patna, Oct 17 (IANS) Amid the ongoing festive season, a poster depicting Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav as "Ram" and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as "Ravan" was posted in front of Rashtriya Janata Dal's (RJD) state headquarters here early on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian Oil's art exhibition to open in Mumbai on October 24
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation's biennial art exhibition - The Canvas Code - will open here on October 24, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Faulty system blamed for train accident
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A faulty mechanical installation meant to guide trains from one track to another led the New Farakka Express to derail in Uttar Pradesh killing seven people, a railway investigation made public on Tuesday said.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident

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