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Second phase of Raje's Yatra to start from Aug 24 from Jodhpur
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) The second phase of 'Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra being taken out under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will start from Jodhpur division on August 24 instead of Aug 20, said state media in charge Vimal Katiyar.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
TN surfers dominate day-2 of Covelong Point Surfing C'ship
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The penultimate day of the sixth edition of Covelong Point Surf Music & Yoga Festival 2018 witnessed strong dominance from local Tamil Nadu surfers on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Rajasthan announces Rs 10-crore assistance for Kerala
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday declared a financial help of Rs 10 crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul says Rs 500 crore relief not enough, Modi government 'playing politics' over flood relief
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the financial assistance of Rs 500 crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for flood-ravaged Kerala was "nowhere near enough" and said the calamity should be declared a "national disaster."
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Paddler Manav corners two bronze in Asian Junior TT
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Indias junior paddlers continued their stellar show in the Asian Junior and Cadet Championships, netting three medals in the individual events at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Soldier killed in explosion near LoC in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) A soldier was killed in a landmine explosion on Saturday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Walmart acquires 77% stake in Flipkart Group
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Retail giant Walmart Inc. on Saturday acquired approximately 77 per cent stake in e-commerce major Flipkart.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
4 children among six killed by lightning in MP
Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six persons, including four children, were killed on Saturday as lightning struck Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, officials said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Hardik to hold day-long protest atop vehicles
Ahmedabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Patidar agitation spearhead Hardik Patel has said he and his supporters would on Sunday climb on vehicles and stage a days hunger fast protesting the Gujarat Government's refusal to allow him to re-launch his movement for reservation for his community.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Congress to launch month-long agitation over Modi government 'scams'
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said that it will launch a month-long nationwide agitation from next week on what it said was "Rafale scam" of the Modi government and other issues.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Organs of brain dead teenager from Bengal save three lives
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Organs of a 15-year-old girl from West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, who was declared brain dead at a city hospital, were donated to three critically ill patients on Saturday, the hospital authority said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Gujarat announces Rs 10-crore aid for Kerala
Gandhinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Saturday announced financial assistance of Rs 10 crore to the flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress revokes suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said it had revoked the suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar from the party following recommendation by its disciplinary committee.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI arrests Dabholkar's killer in Pune
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) late Saturday evening arrested one of the two gunmen who killed Maharashtra rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013, official sources said here.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Three militants were killed on Saturday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir as the Army foiled an infiltration bid, police said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Cabinet Secretary-led committee reviews Kerala flood situation
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Saturday reviewed the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected areas of Kerala and sought proper coordination and distribution of the relief materials, as per a official statement.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shelter home rapes: Opposition demands another Bihar minister's resignation
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Opposition RJD and Congress on Saturday demanded resignation of another Bihar minister over his alleged involvement in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Motorcycle racer found dead in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) A biker, part of a motorcycle adventure rally, was found dead in Rajasthan after he apparently lost his way while exploring the surroundings of Jaisalmer, officials said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KJo to be back with next 'cuppa' of 'Koffee With Karan'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar will be back with the next edition of popular celebrity chat show "Koffee With Karan". It will premiere on October 21.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Maximisation of asset-value vital for IBC success: Secretary
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas on Saturday said maximisation of asset-value of insolvent companies and being fair to lesser creditors are vital for the success of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Telangana rushes 100-tonne food to Kerala
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The Telangana government has dispatched 100 metric tonnes of nutritious food for children in flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Koreas to hold talks in Jakarta to expand sports exchanges
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) Sports ministers from the two Koreas will soon meet in Jakarta to discuss way to expand sports exchanges between the two sides, Seoul's top sports official said Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Contraband gold valued at Rs 1 crore seized in Imphal
Imphal, Aug 18 (IANS) Five persons have been arrested and 16 gold bars valued at Rs 1 crore seized from them, Assistant Commissioner of Customs Division R.K. Dorendrajit said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kohli, Rahane fifties propel India to 189/3 at tea
Nottingham, Aug 18 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane struck fluent fifties to help India recover from the early jolts in the morning session, as the visitors reached 189/3 at tea on Day 1 of the third Test at Trent Bridge here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Real Madrid coach declines to reveal starting goalkeeper vs Getafe
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's new coach Julen Lopetegui on Saturday did not reveal who of his goalkeepers -- Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois -- would play against Getafe in their 2018/2019 La Liga opener.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Infosys CFO Ranganath resigns, search for successor soon (Third Lead)
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Infosys Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath has resigned and will continue in the executive post till November 16, the IT major said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Fire in Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A fire broke out in Lok Nayak Bhawan, where many government offices are located, on Saturday. No one was injured, a fire officer said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Army engineers undertake cross-country cycling expedition
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Electronics and Mechanical Engineers Corps of Indian Army is on a cross-country cycling expedition, during which it will pass through all the states in a span of 120 days, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Kerala flood toll 357, 50,000 rescued, red alert continues in 11 districts (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 357 this monsoon season, as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday even as around 50,000 people were rescued in different parts of the state, and red alert continued in 11 districts following prediction of more rains.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Alliance Air operates proving flight to Kochi naval air base
New Delhi/Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) State-run Air India's subsidiary -- Alliance Air -- has operated a proving flight to the Kochi naval base as an option for rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Relatives, officials bid farewell to Genoa bridge collapse victims
Rome, Aug 18 (IANS) Friends and relatives of 19 of the victims of a deadly bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa bade farewell to their loved ones at a state funeral on Saturday, while the families of 19 others opted for private ceremonies.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys CFO Ranganath resigns, search for successor soon
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Infosys Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath has resigned and will continue in the executive post till November 16, the IT major said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Sri Lankan President congratulates Imran Khan
Colombo, Aug 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan, who was sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister in Islamabad.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Asian Games open in Jakarta amid grand ceremony
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) The 18th Asian Games opened amid a spectacular ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in this Indonesian capital on Saturday night.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Kerala floods: AAP lawmakers, Ministers to donate one day's salaries
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that all Delhi Ministers, party MLAs and MPs will donate a month's salary to help flood-ravaged Kerala, grappling with its worst floods since 1924.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Bengal ex-IPS officer booked in disproportionate assets case
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A disproportionate assets case has been registered against former West Midnapore district police chief Bharati Ghosh, an official said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Legend of 'Gumnami Baba' to come alive on silver screen
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Evergreen Bengali hero Prosenjit Chatterjee will play the title role in an upcoming film on the curious case of "Gumnami Baba", a man many assumed to be the legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Nepali PM congratulates Pakistan's new PM
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday congratulated former cricketer Imran Khan on his election as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
1,500 stranded in flood-hit Kodagu of Karnataka; CM visits affected areas
Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday visited the flood-hit Kodagu district in the southern state, where hundreds are marooned in villages and towns due to heavy rains.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Geo-political tensions to mount pressure on rupee: Experts
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Geo-political tensions between US and Turkey, along with fears of a rise in protectionist measures and outflow of foreign funds are expected to mount pressure on the Indian rupee in the coming week, experts said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Wanted woman involved in 113 crimes held in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A woman gangster involved in 113 crime cases and counted among top five dreaded women criminals in Delhi was arrested early on Saturday, police said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at 80
Bern, Aug 18 (IANS) Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Prize Laureate Kofi Annan passed away at the age of 80 on Saturday, prompting an outpouring of tributes from world leaders and diplomats.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Politics,Diplomacy
STF arrests wanted criminal in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 18 (IANS) The Haryana Special Task Force (STF) arrested a wanted criminal with Rs 1 lakh bounty on his head along with his accomplice after a brief exchange of fire, the STF Deputy Inspector General said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi condoles Kofi Annan's death
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan and called him a conscience keeper of international peace and security.
2018-08-18
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Kofi Annan, global statesman, architect of UN development goals (Obituary)
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the gentle global statesman who died on Saturday, led the world body for two terms during which brought focus to development as the foundation of peace and security.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Two Nigerians held in Gurugram with drugs valued at Rs 5 cr
Gurugram, Aug 18 (IANS) Two Nigerians were arrested in Gurugram and over 1 kg heroin valued at Rs 5 crore in the international market was seized from them, police said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha to receive heavy rainfall
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said several parts of Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall in next three days.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Coach Lopegegui needs goals as Real Madrid begin La Liga campaign (Preview)
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui needs his side to kick off their La Liga campaign with a convincing win when they entertain Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday night.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Printable tags can convert plain objects into 'smart' devices
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed printable metal tags that can be attached to everyday objects and turn them into 'smart' Internet of Things (IoT) devices by reflecting WiFi signals.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Congress to launch agitation over Rafale deal
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday decided to step up its attack over the Rafale deal, terming it a "scam" of the Narendra Modi government and said the party will launch a nation-wide agitation on the issue.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Tributes pour in for former UN chief Kofi Annan
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Tributes to former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Prize Laureate Kofi Annan started to pour following the announcement of his death on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Politics,Diplomacy
Two women mowed down by local train in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Two women were killed on Saturday after they were knocked down by a speeding local train near Belgharia railway station under the Eastern Railway's Sealdah division, a Government Railway Police (GRP) officer said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala situation alarming, Centre taking all steps to help people: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday described the situation in Kerala as alarming and said the government is taking all measures to help the flood-affected people in the state.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two Nigerians held with drugs valued at Rs 5 cr in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 18 (IANS) Two Nigerians were arrested in Gurugram and 1.3 kg heroin valued at Rs 5 crore in the international market was seized from them, police said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Vajpayee's 'asthi visarjan' in Haridwar on Sunday
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The "asthi visarjan" (immersion of ashes in river) ritual of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be held on Sunday in Haridwar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Varun Gandhi donates Rs 2 lakh for flood-ravaged Kerala
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Varun Gandhi, on Saturday donated Rs 2 lakh to the Kerala Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood-affected victims in Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP announces Rs 15 crore flood relief for Kerala
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said the state government will donate Rs 15 crore to help the flood-affected victims in Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM (Roundup)
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who in the past had made hardline statements but has been conciliatory of late, was sworn-in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister on Saturday in a ceremony marking the second peaceful democratic transition from one civilian government to another in the country's 71-year history.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
KJo to be back with next 'cuppa' of 'Koffee With Karan'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar will be back with the next edition of popular celebrity chat show "Koffee With Karan", and has already started working on it.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala flood death toll 357, 11 districts still on alert
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 357 this monsoon season, as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday and red alert continued in 11 districts following prediction of more rains.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab CM visits Vajpayee's residence
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday visited the residence of the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee here to pay his respects to the family.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Woakes takes three to deny India good start (Lunch report)
Nottingham, Aug 18 (IANS) England bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes continued his rich form with the ball by taking three wickets to spoil India's decent start and leave them reeling at 82/3 at lunch on Day 1 in the third Test at Trent Bridge here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Koregaon-Bhima riots: Judicial panel to begin hearing in September
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) A two-member judicial commission will hold its first hearing on the January 1 caste riots in Bhima-Koregaon in Maharashtra from September 5 to 7, an official said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raghul, Arjun battle to victories in racing nationals
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Seasoned racer Raghul Rangasamy converted his pole position into a commanding victory to head the MRF F1600 class leaderboard in the fourth round of the national championship at the Madras Motor Racing Track, here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Higher BMI may increase your BP as well
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) If you have a higher body mass index (BMI) then there are chances that you may have increased blood pressure (BP) too, a new study has found.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
TN to supply milk, ssential medicines to Kerala
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said the state would release an additional sum of Rs 5 crore as relief to flood hit Kerala and also supply rice, milk, milk powder, bedsheets, clothes and medicines.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka, Nick 'seal relationship' with 'roka' ceremony
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, following months of speculation, on Saturday solemnised their relationship with a traditional Indian 'roka' ceremony. The actress says she is "taken" with her "heart and soul" by the American singer, who has introduced her to the world as the "future Mrs Jonas".
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
BJP attacks Sidhu for hugging Pakistan army Chief
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday attacked Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan's Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and for sitting beside the President of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) at the swearing in ceremony of new Prime Minister Imran Khan and demanded his suspension from the party immediately.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Haryana announces Rs 10 crore for flood-hit Kerala
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the state would provide a financial assistance of Rs 10 crore to flood-affected people and for rescue operations in Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Dalai Lama offers aid to flood-hit Kerala
Dharamsala, Aug 18 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and made a donation towards relief and rescue efforts.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala flood: NGOs step in to help victims
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As Kerala battles the worst floods in its recent history, many NGOs have come forward to lend their support to ensuring supply of packaged meals and other relief items to the worst affected areas of the state.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Maharashtra extends Rs 20 cr plus flood aid to Kerala
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday announced an emergency financial aid of Rs 20 crore plus food and other essentials for the flood hit victims of Kerala, an official said here.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress MPs, MLAs to donate month's salary to flood-hit Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday demanded that floods in Kerala should be declared a "national calamity."
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Easing inflation, global cues lift equity indices; weak rupee limits gains (Market Review)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Easing inflation data along with braodly positive global cues lifted the key Indian equity indices during the week with the NSE Nifty50 ending at a record closing level on Friday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bengal BJP plans all-party meet to commemorate Vajpayee's contributions
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP West Bengal unit plans to hold an all-party meeting this month to commemorate former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's contributions to the nation, a BJP leader said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Our strength is defence, says women's hockey defender Deep (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The India women's hockey team will rely on its vastly-improved defence, while the attackers will have to improve their finishing skills as the reigning Asian champions go for gold at the Asian Games in Indonesia, experienced defender Deep Grace Ekka has said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Asiad2018,Hockey
Kerala floods: Vijayan cancels US trip for treatment
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) In view of the grave situation in Kerala due to floods, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has call off his proposed trip to the US for medical treatment, an official said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Submit affidavit on expenses made during Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra, HC tells BJP
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Saturday asked the ruling BJP to submit an affidavit with details of expenses incurred on the ongoing Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rajkummar Rao salutes policemen
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao, who on Saturday addressed the officers of the Indian Police Service (IPS) at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) here, praised the policemen for their bravery.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Submit affidavit on expenses made during Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra, HC tells BJP
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) The Rajasthan High Court on Saturday asked the ruling BJP to submit an affidavit with details of expenses incurred on the ongoing Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India condoles former UN chief Kofi Annan's death
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Saturday condoled the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan with President Ram Nath Kovind expressing his condolences to the former Ghanaian diplomat's family and the UN community as a whole.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Love, happiness, togetherness: Wishes pour in for Priyanka, Nick
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Celebrities from Bollywood and Hollywood sent in good wishes in abundance for actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas, who made their relationship official here on Saturday with a traditional Indian 'roka' ceremony.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Bengaluru FC announce 30-man squad for AFC Cup knock-outs
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Bengaluru FC announced their 30-man squad for the AFC Cup knock-out rounds, as they gear up to take on Turkmenistan's champions Altyn Asyr FK in the first leg of the inter-zone semi-final, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on August 22.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Usain Bolt arrives in Australia to train with football team
Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt arrived in Australia on Saturday to train with professional Australian football club Central Coast Mariners, the club said in a statement.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Rupee to stabilise very soon: Official
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian rupee, which has been depreciating against the dollar on account of external factors, will "stabilise" soon with the fundamental equation for trade unchanged, an official said here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Muzaffarpur case: Main accused fears threat to life
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, on Saturday said there was a threat to his life as he was currently lodged in jail along with Maoist rebels.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Breaking moulds wasn't on our minds: Deverakonda on 'Geetha Govindam'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Vijay Deverakonda is loving the overwhelming response to his new release "Geetha Govindam", which is a take on love and courtship.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Jharkhand CM announces Rs 5 crore for Kerala flood-hit
Ranchi, Aug 18 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday announced Rs 5-crore financial assistance to flood-affected Kerala state.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Peru call up Argentina-born midfielder Calcaterra for friendlies
Lima, Aug 18 (IANS) Argentina-born midfielder Horacio Calcaterra was among five uncapped footballers named in Peru's national squad for friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany next month.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Pereira, Arthur named in Brazil squad for friendlies
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Brazil coach Tite has included Manchester United's Andreas Pereira and Barcelona's Arthur Melo in a vastly changed squad for friendlies against the United States and El Salvador next month.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Chinese team to visit North-East to study investment: Tripura Minister
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) A Chinese delegation would visit Assam and Tripura next month to study the possible investment sectors in the resource-rich northeast India, Tripura Health and Family Welfare Minister Sudip Roy Barman said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
AAP lawmakers to donate salary for flood-hit Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that all party ministers, MLAs and MPs will donate a month's salary for flood-hit Kerala state.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Rajinikanth praises 'The Answer'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor-politician Rajinikanth has praised the Victor Banerjee-starrer "The Answer", which traces the life of yoga guru Paramhansa Yogananda's late American devotee James Donald Walters -- popularly known as Swami Kriyananda.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Bhima-Koregaon riots: First probe hearing in September
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Eight months after the January 1 caste riots in Bhima-Koregaon rocked Maharashtra's politics, the first hearing by a judicial commission of enquiry will begin here in September, a top official said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at 80
Accra, Aug 18 (IANS) Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Prize Laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his family said.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Ghana,Politics
No change in Rahul Gandhi's programme in London: Sam Pitroda
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) There has been "misinformation campaign" about cancellation of Congress President Rahul Gandhis visit to British parliament during his forthcoming visit to UK and he will have interactions as planned, Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) Chairman Sam Pitroda said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Schalke beat Schweinfurt 2-0 in German Cup
Berlin, Aug 18 (IANS) Schalke progressed to the second round of the German Cup football competition after overcoming lower league side Schweinfurt 2-0, thanks to the goals from Nabil Bentaleb and Adam Jabiri.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Argentine La Volpe named new coach for Egypt's Pyramids FC
Cairo, Aug 18 (IANS) Egypt's Pyramids Football Club announced on Saturday the appointment of Argentine Ricardo La Volpe, former coach of Mexico, to lead the Egyptian Premier League side.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Egypt,Sports,Football
Kerala flood death toll climbs to 196, 11 districts on alert
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll in the Kerala floods climbed to 196 as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday, even as fresh trouble loomed large for authorities due to prediction of more rains, with 11 districts continuing on a red alert.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India U-16 football team to play Turkey, Oman in Istanbul Cup
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Less than two weeks after the India Under-16 football team finished runners-up to Japan in the five-nation WAFF U-16 Championship, the squad will be participating in the tri-nation Istanbul Cup in Turkey as part of their exposure for next month's AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Taken, with all my heart and soul: 'Future Mrs Jonas Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is "taken" -- with all her "heart and soul" -- by American singer Nick Jonas, who has introduced her to the world as the "future Mrs Jonas".
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Cameroonian defender Andre Bikey joins ATK
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Saturday announced the signing of Cameroonian defender Andre Bikey for the upcoming football season.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
LFW: Aditi Rao Hydari to bring alive 'The Twilight Zone'
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari will be the showstopper for designer Jayanti Reddy's 'The Twilight Zone' autumn-winter 2018 line at the forthcoming edition of the Lakme Fashion Week.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
6 killed in Bangladesh clash
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) Six people were killed on Saturday in a clash between two rival factions of a political party in Bangladesh's Chittagong district.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar donates Rs 10 cr to Kerala
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Bihar on Saturday donated Rs 10 crore for relief and rehabilitation work in flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata expresses solidarity with Kerala flood victims
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed solidarity with the flood victims in Kerala and condoled the families of those who lost their lives in the destruction triggered by the torrential rains in the state.
2018-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80
Geneva, Aug 18 (IANS) Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, a UN agency said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
This is just the beginning of my journey: 'Comicstaan' winner
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) After winning the first season of "Comicstaan", Nishant Suri says the digital comedy reality series helped him realise his potential, and he now wants to work hard to make the most of it.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Messi to miss friendlies as Argentina renew squad
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Aug 18 (IANS) Barcelona star Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia as interim coach Lionel Scaloni revamps the national squad after a disappointing World Cup.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
NASA's Parker Solar Probe operating as planned: Scientists
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) NASA's historic mission to solve the mysteries of the Sun which was launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket on August 12 is operating according to plan, mission controllers have said.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
England put India to bat in 3rd Test, Pant debuts
Nottingham, Aug 18 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to field against India in the third Test of the five-match rubber at Trent Bridge here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Brain tumours may occur in children with common genetic syndrome
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Parents, please take note. The frequency of brain tumours has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome -- neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a new study has found.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Priyanka, Nick 'seal relationship' with 'roka' ceremony
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday solemnised their relationship with a traditional Indian 'roka' ceremony -- considered the first wedding ritual for Punjabis -- in the presence of their close family and friends here.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Hopeful Indians eye Asiad glory (Preview)
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) After a chaotic and sometimes controversial build-up, Indian athletes will gear up to challenge the best in the continent when the main competitions of the 18th Asian Games start here on SUnday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Excess water released from Himachal dam
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Authorities in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday released excess water from the Pandoh diversion dam, located 112 km upstream of Pong dam, as a precautionary measure, resulting in a rise in the water level in the Beas river downstream.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Taliban repeats call for direct talks with US
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) The Taliban has repeated its call for direct talks with the US, a statement said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sidhu hopes Khan's victory proves good for India-Pakistan ties
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that he hopes ties between New Delhi and Islamabad will improve after his "friend" Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Levante thump Real Betis 3-0
Seville (Spain), Aug 18 (IANS) Levante got a brace from Jose Luis Morales to defeat Real Betis 3-0 in the 2018-2019 La Liga opener for both clubs.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Federer pulls off tough win to advance to semi-finals of Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati (USA), Aug 18 (IANS) Switzerland's Roger Federer, second seeded, pulled off a tough win against compatriot Stan Wawrinka who snatched the first set, to qualify for the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters 1000.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Astute statesman Vajpayee was courageous when required, diplomatic when necessary: Fali Nariman (Book Review)
Title: God Save The Hon'ble Supreme Court; Author: Fali S. Nariman; Publisher: Hay House; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 599
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Gulzar as the father in new book
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Gulzar is widely known as a filmmaker, lyricist and writer. But a new book by his daughter, Meghna Gulzar, presents a facet of the icon that few have been aware of - as a father.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 41
Rome, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll in a bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa climbed to 41 even as preparations were underway for a state funeral for all the victims on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district resulting in minor injuries to two civilians, police said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Vajpayee's politics was unprecedented: Pakistani daily
Karachi, Aug 18 (IANS) Hailing the late former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his "great courage and vision" in his attempts to improve stressed ties with Pakistan, a Karachi-based daily on Saturday said his successor Narendra Modi should follow his politics that was unprecedented in South Asia.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Michelle Wolf, Joel McHale's talk shows axed
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale's talk shows will end their runs after a short time on Netflix.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fox News apologises for Aretha Franklin tribute gaffe
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Fox News has apologised for mistakenly including a photograph of singer Patti LaBelle in a tribute to late legendary singer Aretha Franklin.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dave Bautista compares Disney to Trump
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Dave Bautista is still angry with Disney for firing James Gunn from the responsibility of directing the third part of the franchise, and compared the studio with US President Donald Trump.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Bareilly Ki Barfi' clocks a year, Rajkummar nostalgic (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) As "Bareilly Ki Barfi" clocked a year since its release on Saturday, actor Rajkummar Rao reminisced the joint effort that went behind making the entertainer.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Blessed by Indo-Bhutan wealth, stage set for annual literary retreat in the Himalayas (Curtain Raiser)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In the #litfest age of selfies and celebrities, Bhutans annual literary retreat resonates with a mix of the old-world charm and the contemporary vibe. Set to take place in the coming week amid the surreal setting of Thimphu, the extravaganza will open its doors to over 75 eminent personalities from the fields of writing, film and theatre.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features,Human Interest/Society
Vajpayee ashes to be immersed in rivers of Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 18 (IANS) The ashes of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be immersed in the rivers of Jharkhand, a state BJP official said here on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Aretha Franklin's funeral on August 31
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Legendary singer Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held on August 31 in her hometown of Detroit.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
6 killed in rival groups' clash in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) Six people including a local political leader were killed on Saturday in a clash between two rival factions of a political party in Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Hill tracts.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heavy rain continues to lash Karnataka district
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Heavy rain leading to landslides and flooding continued to lash Karnataka's Kodagu district, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Priyanka, Nick 'seal relationship' with Indian ceremony
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday solemnised their relationship with a traditional Indian ceremony in the presence of their close family and friends here.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
'Tearful' Musk aims for $25,000 Tesla car for the masses
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) After giving a "tearful" interview to The New York Times, Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk sat with popular You Tuber Marques Brownlee for a chat, revealing his plans for a mass-market electric vehicle priced as low as $25,000.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Infosys CFO Ranganath resigns
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Infosys Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath resigned from the executive post, the IT major said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Kerala flood victims can share location with Google Maps plus codes
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Even when they are offline, Kerala flood victims can use their Android smartphones or tablets to generate and share the plus code of their exact location, which can pinpoint their whereabouts and make it easier for rescue workers to reach them, Google said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala floods toll reaches 180, rescue operations continue
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The death toll due to the floods across Kerala increased to 180 on Saturday with rescue operations continuing at several locations in the rain-ravaged state, authorities said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vajpayee cemented Rohtang 'tunnel of friendship': Residents
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) A frequent visitor to this picturesque resort before illness gripped him, late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is believed here to be the only national leader who thought of ending the five months of exile every year of the residents of the landlocked Lahaul Valley by constructing a tunnel through the Rohtang Pass.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Apple to ditch 'Time Travel' feature with watchOS 5
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Apple is saying goodbye to "Time Travel" -- one of Apple Watch's under-used features -- with watchOS 5 this fall.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
As human beings we should help others in need: Rani Mukerji (IANS Interview)
Melbourne, Aug 18 (IANS) Bringing about social change is the onus of every citizen of the world and not just of a handful of those who are in powerful positions, says actress Rani Mukerji, whose films "Black" and "Hichki" have been instrumental in transforming people's outlook towards those with special needs.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Mother-son hacked to death in UP
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman and her 27-year-old son have been hacked to death in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district, police said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Comedy films an 'escape' for JLo
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, who is returning to the romantic comedy genre with the upcoming movie "Second Act", says sometimes during a tough life one needs a fun and quirky escape.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft developing next version of BP-monitoring smart glasses
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Microsoft is developing the next version of its smart glasses, called Glabella, that can work as a cuff-less, wearable and unobtrusive blood pressure measuring device, according to a new report.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Lana Del Rey's date with Israel
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Lana Del Rey will perform in Israel for the first time in September.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
PM announces Rs 500 crore assistance to flood-hit Kerala (Third Lead)
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore financial assistance for flood-ravaged Kerala where hundreds of people have died, lakhs have been rendered homeless and property worth millions of rupees has been destroyed in one of the worst floods and torrential rain in recent history.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Always chosen indie dramas over mega budget films: Manoj Bajpayee
Melbourne, Aug 18 (IANS) Manoj Bajpayee, who features in first-time director Dipesh Jain's "Gali Guleiyan" -- the gritty trailer of which came out on Saturday -- says he has always chosen independent movies over big budget entertainers as it is his comfort zone.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha sends fire services team to Kerala
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday sent a 240-member fire services team to carry out rescue operations in flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Mallika Dua to go on 'Midnight Misadventures' with celebrities
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Comedienne Mallika Dua is excited to have fun-filled chats with several celebrities through her forthcoming show "Midnight Misadventures with Mallika Dua".
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Infosys CFO Ranganath resigns
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Infosys Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath has resigned from the executive post, the IT major said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn-in on Saturday as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the July 25 general election.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Soorma' vs 'Sanju': Why do films on anti-heroes attract larger crowds? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
For all its flaws, Reema Kagti's "Gold" must be applauded in the loudest possible way, for bringing to the screen lives of unsung heroes involved in a sport that lacks the glamorous appeal of cricket and football.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Which of Vajpayee's bequests will the BJP honour? (Column: Political Circus)
It cannot be gainsaid that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as it is run today, will find it difficult to live up to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's legacy of moderation.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Rahul urges Modi to declare Kerala floods a national disaster
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately declare the floods in Kerala as a national disaster.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Back series GDP calculation proved UPA years best: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to match up with the UPA's GDP rate in its fifth year and said that back series calculation of GDP has proved that the best years of economic growth were the UPA years 2004-2014.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China lodges protest over Pentagon report on planned strikes
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) China's Defence Ministry said it has lodged a formal protest with Washington over a Pentagon report that claimed the Chinese military was training to carry out strikes against the US.
2018-08-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
Unless we experiment, we cannot grow creatively: Abhinay Deo
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) "Delhi Belly" fame director Abhinay Deo says he loves experimenting with subjects in his films and believes that it is the best way to grow as a creative person.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Elated with audience response to 'Gold': Mouni Roy
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Mouni Roy, who made her silver-screen debut with "Gold", has said that she was elated with the audience response to her film that released earlier this week.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Financial distress in India's thermal power sector (Comment)
The thermal power sector accounts for $40-60 billion of potentially stranded assets that are continuing to trouble the Indian banking sector. Fifteen GW out of the stressed 40 GW has not yet been commissioned, as identified in the report of the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Energy earlier this year.
2018-08-18
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Never expected I'll work with Anil Sharma in a film: Nawazuddin
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is gearing up for his forthcoming film "Genius" has said that he never expected to get an opportunity to work with Anil Sharma who has made successful films like "Gadar-Ek Prem Katha" and "Apne" in the past.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Google sports colourful Doodle on opening day of 18th Asiad
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Google on Saturday featured a colourful Doodle to celebrate the start of the 18th Asian Games where athletes from 45 countries will compete in 55 events.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Technology
Kerala Floods: Modi begins aerial survey as weather clears
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday began his aerial survey of the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala, after it was initially called off due to bad weather.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
The evolution of fitness over the years (Comment)
We have grown up listening to the adage "Survival of the Fittest" -- in the context of competitive sports, academics and even business. However, not too long ago, being fit literally increased our chances of survival.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
40 Nepalese pilgrims injured in Varanasi accident
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Forty Nepalese pilgrims were injured in a road accident in Varanasi, police said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Pakistani PM
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SBI contributes Rs 2 cr for flood-hit Kerala
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) has donated Rs 2 crore for the Kerala flood victims and initiated several other ground-level measures in the deluged state, an official said on Saturday.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Militants attack J&K leader's house
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Militants attacked the residence of a National Conference (NC) leader in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, police said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
California exhibition to provide glimpse into Marilyn Monroe's wardrobe
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) An exhibition on dresses and costumes worn by legendary Hollywood actor Marilyn Monroe is all set to open its doors to the public on Saturday at the Paley Centre in Beverly Hills, California.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Art/Culture/Books
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Beauty meets beast in premium segment (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) What exactly do you want in your smartphone? Is it day-long performance, fast charging, more data storage, speed and power, better immersive experience, or all of these?
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Smartphone screens harbour more germs than a toilet seat: Study
London, Aug 18 (IANS) If you think toilet seats are the dirtiest ones swarming with germs, look at your smartphone. A research has revealed that smartphone screens have three times more germs than a toilet seat.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Mueller recommends prison sentence for ex-Trump aide
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended that a federal judge to sentence George Papadopoulos, a former campaign aide of US President Donald Trump, to up to six months in prison for lying to investigators in relation to the ongoing Russia meddling probe.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Partly cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala floods: Modi's aerial survey called off
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aerial survey to witness the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala was called off on Saturday due to bad weather, state government officials said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi begins aerial survey of Kerala floods
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took off in a helicopter from here to survey the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Safecrop Holdings to buy Star Health & Allied Insurance
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The first stand-alone health insurance company, Star Health & Allied Insurance Company Ltd, will change hands soon will all its existing shareholders exiting in favour of Safecrop Holdings Pvt Ltd, a consortium with WestBridge AIF, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and Madison, the company said.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Amarnath Yatra resumes after day's suspension
Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Saturday after a day's suspension with 306 pilgrims leaving Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley.
2018-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Dalljiet Kaur's 'very difficult' time on show
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Dalljiet Kaur says that it is not easy to switch from a positive to negative character for the show "Qayamat Ki Raat".
2018-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Guterres 'saddened' by Kerala flood toll; UN monitoring situation
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of lives and the destruction due to the Kerala floods and the world organisation is following the situation very closely, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google admits tracking users on smart phones despite disabled feature
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Google has updated a help page for customers of mobile phones to acknowledge that they still can be tracked for using its Search or Maps services, even if they turn off the phone's tracking feature.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Simon Pegg fascinated with India
Paris, Aug 18 (IANS) "Mission: Impossible Fallout" star Simon Pegg says he is fascinated with India and would love to visit the country soon.
2018-08-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia reaffirms commitment to Iran nuclear deal
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Moscow is determined to take all necessary measures to preserve and implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Trump says former campaign chief Manafort 'good person'
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday defended his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as a "good person", as a jury at a Virginia federal court entered the second day of deliberations in Manafort's bank and tax fraud trial.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kylie Jenner, daughter to join Travis Scott on tour
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner shared on Instagram that she and her 6-month-old daughter will be joining Stormis father Travis Scott on his Astroworld tour.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Oil prices rises after sharp declines
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Oil prices continued to rise slightly on Friday after slumping over 2 per cent earlier this week.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Horan, Steinfeld make romance public
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Former One Direction star Niall Horan and actress Hailee Steinfeld were spotted kissing here marking their first public display of affection since romance speculation started in February.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US sanctions Myanmar military personnel, units over human rights abuse
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The US Treasury Department on Friday announced to sanction four commanders and two military units in Myanmar, accusing them of being related with human rights abuse cases in the country.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Trump in November to commemorate end of World War I in Paris
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will travel to Paris next November 11 to commemorate Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I.
2018-08-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UAE condoles Vajpayee's death
Abu Dhabi, Aug 18 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates on Friday condoled the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-18
Category: International, Togo,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Japan condoles Vajpayee's passing away
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death describing him as a "good friend of Japan".
2018-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
AI Board meets as pilots threaten to halt operations
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Board of Air India met on Friday as the airline's pilot union threatened to abstain from flying duties if the allowance of its members are not paid immediately.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Atalji called me Kalicharan: Shatrughan Sinha
"What can I say about Atalji that I havent said before? Atalji and Advaniji are my Gurus my mentors in politics. They are both father figures in my life. I was sent by them to be trained by Nanajee Deshamukh, then to Madan Lal Khurana and Kailashpati Mishra. All through my training initiation and acclimatisation into politics, Atalji encouraged and supported me.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas step out for dinner date in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, 36, and her American singer beau Nick Jonas, 25, stepped out hand-in-hand for a date here on Friday, with grapevine calling it a "pre engagement party dinner".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Prime Minister arrives in Kerala capital
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday night to see for himself the rain-battered Kerala and also survey the relief and rescue operations.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Army, Navy rescue marooned people in Karnataka's flood-hit district
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian Army troops and Navy divers joined the national and state disaster relief forces to rescue hundreds of people marooned in Karnataka's flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Anjolie Ela Menon launches ink drawings, poetry book
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A book of ink drawings and short verses "Musavvir ka Khayal" was launched by noted contemporary artist Anjolie Ela Menon on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Will start shooting for Abhinav Bindra biopic in January: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor, who was last seen in 'Bhavesh Joshi The Superhero' has said that he will start shooting for biopic of Olympic Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra in January next year.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
HAL becomes first PSU to transact on TReDS: RXIL
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Receivables Exchange of India (RXIL) on Friday said Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has become the first public sector enterprise to make a transaction on the "TReDS platform".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Airlines asked to mount additional flights to Kerala, cap maximum air fares
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The civil aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has asked domestic airlines to mount additional flights to and from Kerala with a cap on the maximum fare.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Talks only way to resolve Pakistan issue: Ex-RAW chief
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) The issues with Pakistan can be resolved only through talks, as one needs to cooperate, talk and listen in order to strike peace and progress with any individual, said former chief of RAW and Special Director-IB A.S. Dulat on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Man scuffles with CISF personnel outside IGI airport, held
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A 27-year-old armed man got into a scuffle with CISF personnel at the airport here on Friday, following which he was arrested, police said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul asks Congress workers to help the needy in Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed concern over the flood situation in Kerala and urged party workers to demonstrate the core party values of service and help those in need.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goa Church urges prayers, donations for Kerala flood hit
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) In the wake of massive floods in Kerala, in a public appeal to Catholics in the state, the Roman Catholic Church in Goa on Friday urged its flock to offer prayers as well as donations for those affected by the natural calamity in the southern state, which has claimed at least 174 lives over the last few days.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana announces Rs 25 cr for Kerala
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday announced Rs 25 crore and 10 reverse osmosis plants worth Rs 2.5 crore for flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana announces Rs 25 crore aid for flood-hit Kerala
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Telangana government on Friday announced Rs 25 crore financial assistance to the flood-hit Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amandeep wins 11th leg of women's golf meet
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Amandeep Drall carded a three-over 75 in the final round of the 11th leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour here on Friday to clinch back-to-back titles on the circuit.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Name Bogibeel bridge as Atal Setu, says Assam BJP legislator
Dibrugarh (Assam), Aug 17 (IANS) BJP legislator from Dibrugarh constituency, Prasanta Phukan has appealed to the Centre to name the yet-to-be-inaugurated Bogibeel bridge after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Vajpayee's death not end, but continuation of his era: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday in his blog eulogised the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and, disagreeing with many who termed his death "end of an era", emphasised that it would instead be "a continuation of the era" forged by the late leader.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan batsman Jamshed banned over corruption charges
Lahore, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed was on Friday banned for ten years after an independent anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of five of the seven breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Ashok Leyland bags order for 300 double decker buses from Bangladesh
New Delhi/Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland on Friday said that it has bagged an order for 300 double decker buses from the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC).
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Flood death toll 174, red alert in 12 Kerala districts (Third Lead)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The death toll in rain-battered Kerala touched 174 on Friday as a red alert continued in 12 districts, with various agencies continuing the rescue operations after rains subsided to evacuate over 80,000 persons during the day.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Army, Navy rescue marooned people in Karnataka's flood-hit district
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian Army troops and Navy divers joined the national and state disaster relief forces to rescue hundreds of people marooned in Karnataka's flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Nepal Minister meets Sushma Swaraj, offers condolences on Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali who conveyed condolences from his country's leadership over the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Court proceedings of sensitive cases be excluded from live-streaming, suggests AG (Lead, Correcting headline)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Attorney General has recommended that matters of national security, protection of confidential or sensitive information, or those which may provoke sentiments, arouse passions and provoke enmity among the communities should be excluded from the proposed live-streaming of the top court proceedings
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maternal stress can increase mood disorder risk in daughters: Study
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Daughters born to women with high levels of cortisol -- a stress hormone -- during pregnancy could be at an increased risk of developing anxious and depressive-like behaviours by the age of two, a new study has reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
YouTube videos on plastic surgery can be misleading: Study
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Do you turn to YouTube for advice on cosmetic surgery procedures? Beware, most of these are misleading marketing campaigns posted by non-qualified medical professionals, researchers have warned.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Technology
Working on rescheduling Mamata's visit to China: Envoy
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu on Friday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's trip to that counrty earlier this year got cancelled due to "technical problems" from the Chinese side and revealed that they are working on rescheduling her visit in the coming months.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
On a humid day, they came for Vajpayee -- for the last time
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Among thousands of anxious BJP supporters gathered at the party headquarters on a humid Friday to pay tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, there were a few who believed that the former Prime Minister's distinctive character lay not in political conquests, but in his being "charmingly apolitical."
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Aurangabad's BJP corporators assault AIMIM member for opposing condolence resolution
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Aug 17 (IANS) A ruckus was witnessed in an Aurangabad Municipal Corporation general body meeting on Friday when a dozen-odd BJP corporators assaulted an AIMIM member who opposed a condolence resolution on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslim cleric remembers how Vajpayee helped settle mosque dispute (Lead correcting headline)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral procession wound its way through Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, a man wearing a skull cap and sporting a flowing beard, led a group of madrassa students chanting in praise of the departed leader as a mark of gratitude for the former Prime Minister who once helped him settle a dispute over a mosque.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
On a humid day, they came for Vajpayee -- for the last time
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Among thousands of anxious BJP supporters gathered at the party headquarters on a humid Friday to pay tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, there were a few who believed that the former Prime Minister's distinctive character lay not in political conquests, but in his being "charmingly apolitical."
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
RBI's efforts to stabilise rupee hit country's forex reserves: Experts
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) A strong US dollar and subsequent interventions by the country's central bank to stabilise the rupee drained over $1.80 billion from India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves, analysts said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India likely to play with six batsmen in 3rd Test
Nottingham, Aug 17 (IANS) With Indian batsmen struggling against the England bowlers in the first two Tests of the five-match series, skipper Virat Kohli hinted that the visitors may employ an extra batsman in the crucial third Test which starts here on Saturday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Muslim cleric remembers how Vajapayee helped settle mosque dispute
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral procession wound its way through Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, a man wearing a skull cap and sporting a flowing beard, led a group of madrassa students chanting in praise of the departed leader as a mark of gratitude for the former Prime Minister who once helped him settle a dispute over a mosque.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Air Deccan to commence Nashik-Ahmedabad flight from September
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Passenger carrier Air Deccan on Friday said that it will commence a new flight service between Nashik and Ahmedabad under the regional air connectivity UDAN scheme from next month.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Canada condoles passing away of Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Canada on Friday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee whose last rites were performed earlier in the day.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Vajpayee was genuine friend, says Israel
Jerusalem, Aug 17 (IANS) Condoling the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Israel on Friday said that it will always remember him as a genuine friend.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Schalke sign Morocco defender Mendyl
Berlin, Aug 17 (IANS) Schalke have completed the transfer of defender Hamza Mendyl from Ligue 1 outfit Lille OSC, the German football club said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Hoffenheim forward Kramaric pens contract extension
Berlin, Aug 17 (IANS) TSG Hoffenheim and Croatian forward Andrej Kramaric have agreed on a contract extension ahead of schedule, the German football club announced on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Arsenal's Joel Campbell joins Serie A club
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell joined Serie A Frosinone Calcio on a transfer from English Premier League Arsenal, both teams announced on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Vedanta lauds SC asking NGT to decide on Sterlite plant
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Mining major Vedanta on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision not to entertain the Tamil Nadu government's plea against the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order allowing the company access to the administrative unit inside its subsidiary Sterlite Copper's closed plant at Tuticorin.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Keep court proceedings on sensitive cases be excluded from live-streaming, suggests AG
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Attorney General has recommended that matters of national security, protection of confidential or sensitive information, or those which may provoke sentiments, arouse passions and provoke enmity among the communities should be excluded from the proposed live-streaming of the top court proceedings
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Couldn't be happier with Pogba: Man United coach Mourinho
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS) Contrary to midfielder Paul Pogba's statements recently, Manchester United chief coach Jose Mourinho on Friday said he "couldn't be happier" with the French World Cup winner.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Stranded pregnant woman in Kerala airlifted, gives birth
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) A pregnant woman stranded in one of the worst flood-hit areas of Kerala had developed complications with a ruptured amniotic sac. The two lives remained in danger till help came out of the blue - literally.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the country's National Assembly on Friday, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
A piece of China for Durga Puja visitors in Kolkata this year
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to boost cultural exchanges with eastern India, the Chinese consulate here has joined hands with a city-based Durga Puja committee to recreate a slice of authentic China in the marquee premises and would fly in a team of 25 artisans from Yunnan province during the festival this year, a senior envoy said here on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Odisha urges Kerala to provide help to 130 stranded Odias
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday urged the Kerala government to provide minimum assistance like food and water to the people from the state taking shelter at a flood-ravaged place.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Railways sends drinking water wagons to flood-hit Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) With Kerala reeling under one of the worst floods, Indian Railways on Friday sent over 2.8 lakh liter of drinking water to the state through wagons and also bottled water.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi government to donate Rs 10 cr to flood-battered Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced his government will be donating Rs 10 crore to flood-ravaged Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Atal ji will live in hearts, minds of every Indian: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Calling Atal Bihari Vajpayee an "extraordinary personality", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid rich tributes to the former Prime Minister, saying that "Atal ji will live on in the hearts and minds of every Indian".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Navy rescues 500 in flood-hit Kerala
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Navy rescued nearly 500 people on Friday, continuing with its massive rescue and relief operations in flood-ravaged Kerala where monsoon rains have left a trail of death and destruction across the state.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saturday's Change of Guard ceremony cancelled due to state mourning
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In the wake of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise, the Change of Guard ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan has been cancelled on Saturday, a statement from President Ram Nath Kovind's office said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pakistani, Lankan Ministers meet Sushma to condole Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistani and Sri Lankan Ministers on Friday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here after Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cremation and conveyed their condolences over the passing away of the former Prime Minister.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Man United launch app with HCL's support
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS) Manchester United on Friday announced the successful launch of their official app with the help of HCL Technologies.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Rescued over 3,600 persons in flood-hit Kerala: Defence Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Engaged in rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Kerala, the Indian Army has been able to rescue 3,627 persons till date, including 22 foreign nationals, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Turkey's higher court refuses to release US pastor
Istanbul, Aug 17 (IANS) The Third Penal Court in Izmir on Friday rejected an appeal for the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest during his trial, the media reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Afghan President visits violence-hit Ghazni city
Kabul, Aug 17 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visited Ghazni city on Friday to assess the security situation following a Taliban offensive to capture the city last week.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tuticorin plant: Sc asks NGT to decide matter on merit
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the Tamil Nadu government's plea against an NGT order to permit mining major Vedanta to access the company's administrative office inside its Sterlite copper smelting plant at Tuticorin.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Swami Agnivesh thrashed outside BJP office, files police complaint
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was on Friday abused and thrashed outside the BJP headquarters when he went there to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state for people to pay homage.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister in a vote in the country's National Assembly, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
South Asian leaders attend Vajpayee's funeral
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In a mark of solidarity with India, leaders of South Asian nations attended former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral here on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Modi to visit flood-battered Kerala; rescue operations under way
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake an aerial survey of the flood-devastated parts of Kerala on Saturday to assess the Central government's aid efforts and also the rescue operations.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Nation bids tearful adieu to Vajpayee (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose appeal transcended party lines and geographical boundaries, was cremated with full military honours on Friday in the presence of the country's top leaders cutting across the political divide and adoring masses.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
President writes to Vajpayee's daughter
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday wrote to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's foster daughter to condole the former Prime Minister's death and recounted incidents that made Vajpayee a "Renaissance man of Indian politics".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee stood for achieving pragmatic consensus: Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Friday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death saying that his signature in politics was achieving pragmatic consensus.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Sunny Singh, Vikrant start their 'Yaar Jigri' journey
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Vikrant Massey and Sunny Singh of "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety" fame have started shooting for "Yaar Jigri" here.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Plea seeking regulation on web series' contents filed in HC
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A lawyer who has filed plea seeking removal of contents in the "Sacred Games" web series, on Friday requested the Delhi High Court to issue directions for regulating the contents of series of over-the-top (OTT) media services.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
1 killed, 24 injured in J&K accident
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) One person was killed and 24 injured in a road accident on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, officials said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal to add over 2000 mw of power capacity in next 5 years
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) West Bengal, which has been incorporating the latest technologies to reduce transmission and distribution losses, is expecting to add over 2,000 megawatt (mw) of power in the next five years including 300 mw of solar power, a state minister said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
New Mineral Policy in two months: Mines Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government is giving final touches to the draft National Mineral Policy and is likely to announce it within two months, a Mines Ministry official said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
UP readies list of rivers where Vajpayee's ashes will be immersed
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday released a list of places where the urns containing the ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be taken, besides the prominent rivers of the state where the ashes will be immersed.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Milan signs Laxalt, Castillejo on long-term basis
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS) AC Milan on Friday announced it had reached agreements to sign Spanish forward Samuel Castillejo and Uruguayan midfielder Diego Laxalt on transfer from Villarreal and Genoa respectively.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Midfielder Marchisio leaves Juventus after 25 years
Turin, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran Italian midfielder Claudio Marchisio rescinded his contract with Juventus on Friday, leaving the Turinese football giants which he joined at the age of seven, by mutual agreement.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
De Bruyne to be out of action for three months
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester City will miss the services of star midfielder Kevin de Bruyne for atleast three months because of a knee injury.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Indian foundry units use sensors and reclaimed sand in production
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) One of the emerging trends in the Indian foundry industry is that some players have started using sensors and data analytics to optimise the use of materials and also reclamation of used sand, said an official of industry body, the Institute of Indian Foundrymen.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Vajpayee leaves behind a foodie trail in Lucknow
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister and five-time MP from Lucknow Atal Bihari Vajpayee leaves behind memories of the foodie in him.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Global cues lift equity indices; Nifty closes at record level (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Investor sentiments in the Indian equity market firmed up on Friday with the NSE Nifty50 ending at a record closing level, following broadly positive cues in the global markets.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India must come out of confusion and poor form (Column: Just Sport)
Even after two straight defeats in the five-match series in England, India are still the worlds best Test side, ranked at the top while England are fifth behind South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India U-15 eves confident ahead of SAFF final against Bangladesh
Thimpu, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian U-15 Womens football team will clash swords against Bangladesh U-15s in the final of the SAFF U-15 Championship at the Changlimithang Stadium here, in a re-match of the 2017 edition of the finals of the SAFF Championship.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Bhutan,Sports,Football
Hollywood celebs, fans bid final goodbye to Barry Chuckle
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Family, friends and fans bid an emotional farewell to the late television entertainer Barry Chuckle, who passed away earlier this month following a year-long battle with cancer.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China condoles Vajpayee's death
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China on Friday expressed its condolences on the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and called him an "outstanding Indian statesman" for his contribution to the Sino-Indian ties.
2018-08-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Can autoimmunity cause lung disease?
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Autoimmunity plays a key role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study has shown.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kerala flood death toll 174, red alert remains in 12 districts
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The death toll in rain-battered Kerala touched 174 on Friday as a red alert continued in 12 districts, with the authorities continuing rescue operations after rains subsided and evacuated more survivors to relief camps.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India aiming to keep Test series alive vs England at Tent Bridge (Preview)
Nottingham, Aug 17 (IANS) A desperate Virat Kohli-led Indian team will be hungry to keep themselves alive in the five-match Test cricket series against hosts England when they square-off in the third Test at the Trent Bridge starting here on Saturday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India's forex reserves deplete by over $1.80 bn
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves plunged by $1.82 billion during the week ended August 10, official data showed on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha government assessing damage caused by rain
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday asked the district collectors to conduct a survey to assess the damage to properties in the rain-affected areas of the state.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
'Foreign object' found by Mars rover a rock flake: NASA
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) A so-called "foreign object debris" spotted by Mars rover Curiosity and speculated to be a piece of spacecraft debris has turned out to be a very thin flake of rock, NASA has said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Google preparing to launch display-equipped smart speakers
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Google is reportedly preparing to launch a display-equipped smart speaker in a direct competition with Amazon and Alibaba Group Holding in the voice-activated gadgets category.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Govind Namdev to feature in family drama
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Govind Namdev, who has featured in films like "Bandit Queen", "Virasat" and "Satya", will feature in a family drama titled "Time Nahi Hai" directed by Manoj Sharma.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the National Assembly.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Singapore condoles Vajpayee's death
Singapore, Aug 17 (IANS) Singapore on Friday condoled former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death describing him as a selfless and visionary leader.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Diplomacy
Nalco signs MoU with Hariprasad Chaurasia's trust for industry-culture interface
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vrindaban Gurukul Trust of flute maestro Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia for the promotion of art and culture.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Recycling human wastewater can promote agricultural sustainability
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Human waste, which is full of nutrients, can be recycled into valuable products that could promote agricultural sustainability and even better economic independence for some developing countries, says a new study.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Ariana Grande cries while paying tribute to Aretha Franklin
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande delivered a powerful performance dedicated to late singer Aretha Franklin during an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon".
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vishal Dadlani, Neha donate Rs 100,000 each to Keshav Lal
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani and singer Neha Kakkar have donated Rs 100,000 each to musician Keshav Lal, who has been playing a harmonium on the footpath of Pune for over 30 years.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vajpayee was truly dedicated politician: Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Aug 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that former Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee was a truly dedicated politician and in his death India had lost an eminent national leader.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Civilian injured in grenade blast in J&K's Pulwama succumbs
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) A civilian injured in a grenade explosion in Pulwama district on Friday succumbed to his injuries, police said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab announces Rs 10 cr for Kerala flood relief
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced Rs 10 crore relief for flood-ravaged Kerala, an official said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Belgium mission keeps flag at half mast in Vajpayee's honour
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Belgium Embassy here kept its flag at half mast on Friday in the honour of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Vivek was 'destined' to do film with Shiva
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi feels that he was destined to do a film with Kannada movie star Shiva Rajkumar.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Vajpayee was strong advocate of South Asian cooperation: Saarc
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) on Friday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death describing him as a strong advocate of cooperation within the South Asian region.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
COL's next online course for teachers starts on October 29
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), an intergovernmental organisation created by the Commonwealth Heads of Government, on Friday said that the next edition of its five-week-long online course for teachers on technology-enabled learning will commence on October 29.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Bangladesh looks to increase power import from India
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Bangladesh, which is importing around 700 megawatt (mw) of power from India, is looking to ramp up its electricity import from the country, an official of the neighbouring nation said here on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
MacKenzie Meehan joins 'Bull'
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress MacKenzie Meehan has been roped in for season three of TV series "Bull".
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chelsea, Arsenal look to convince in packed EPL weekend (Preview)
London, Aug 17 (IANS) The second weekend of the new English Premier League (EPL) football season has one standout fixture as Chelsea host Arsenal at the Stamford Bridge here on Saturday evening with both coaches having something to prove.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Radhika, Jim to turn showstoppers for designer Punit Balana
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actors Radhika Apte and Jim Sarbh will be seen walking the runway for designer Punit Balana at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week's Winter-Festive edition.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Logitech donates Hindi keyboards to 100 UP schools
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Aiming to bridge the digital divide in the country, Logitech --global mouse and keyboards making firm -- on Friday donated Devanagiri-enabled Hindi keyboards to 100 schools in Uttar Pradesh.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
DVC plans 1,500mw pumped storage facility, to cost Rs 5,200 cr
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is planning to set up a 1,500mw pumped storage facility in Jahrkhand's Bokaro at an estimated cost of Rs 5,200 crore, an official said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Sidhu arrives in Pakistan for Imran Khan's swearing in
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan on Friday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Vajpayee cremated with full military honours
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away here at AIIMS on Thursday at age 93, was on Friday cremated with full military honours at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, where people turned out in tens of thousands to pay their final tributes.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Scarlett Johansson becomes world's highest paid female actress
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) "Lost in Transaltion" actress Scarlett Johansson has been named as the world's highest paid female actress by Forbes.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Set up committee on solid-waste management, SC tells Delhi L-G
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Terming the solid waste problem in Delhi "serious", the Supreme Court on Friday asked Lt Governor Anil Baijal to consider the setting up of a committee also comprising experts on solid-waste management.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Yasin Malik leads protest in support of Article 35A
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik led a protest here in support of Article 35A on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Kerala floods: Airlifted pregnant lady gives birth
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) A pregnant lady, who was airlifted on Friday morning by a Navy rescue team from a water logged place near Aluva in Kerala, gave birth to a baby safely.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Your eyes can predict risk of Parkinson's disease
Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) The thinning of retina -- the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye -- could be linked to Parkinson's disease, a finding that can boost diagnoses to detect the disease in its earliest stages, researchers have found.
2018-08-17
Category: International, South Korea,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
No change in Rahul's itinerary during UK, Germany visits: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Congress clarified on Friday that there has been no change in the engagements of Congress President Rahul Gandhi during his scheduled visits to Germany and the UK and accused the BJP of trying to undermine the visit because "it is getting popular".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will invest in technologies, target small town hotels: MakeMyTrip
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Nasdaq-listed India's leading online travel company MakeMyTrip Limited will be investing in technologies such as artificial intelligence, voice, chatbots and others and target hotels in smaller Indian towns to grow its hotel reservations business, said a senior official on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Novel Microsoft-Apollo AI model to predict heart disease risk for Indians
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In a novel effort to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among the Indian population, Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals on Friday launched the first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered heart disease risk score API (application programme interface).
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Centre mobilises rescue operations in Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Friday decided to mobilise additional resources of all agencies, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to provide assistance to Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Hubble captures dazzling image with 15,000 galaxies
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) In one of the largest panoramic views of star birth, astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of NASAs Hubble space telescope have assembled an image that features approximately 15,000 galaxies, about 12,000 of which are forming stars.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Mark Walhberg's strong bond with Peter Berg
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Mark Wahlberg says he gets along with director Peter Berg well, and loves working with him.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Zenit crush Dinamo Minsk in UEFA Europa League qualification round
St. Petersburg, Aug 17 (IANS) Zenit St. Petersburg overcame a four-goal deficit as they crushed Dinamo Minsk 8-1 in the second leg to advance to the knockout stage of the UEFA Europa League qualification round with a 8-5 victory on aggregate at St. Petersburgs Petrovsky Stadium here.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
HC reserves order on Ilyasi's plea challenging conviction
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved order on former TV serial producer Suhaib Ilyasi's plea challenging a trial court order which has convicted and sentenced him to life imprisonment for murdering his wife in 2000.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nifty sets new closing high on firm global cues; Sensex ends near 38,000
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday with the NSE Nifty50 ending at a record closing high of 11,470.75 points.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lies bother me, says rapper Nicki Monaj
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer Nicki Minaj, who is facing a lot of backlash and criticism for her newly released album "Queen", feels people who don't get affected by rumours or lies being spread about them are not being truthful.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UAE set to host 2018 Asia Cup cricket meet
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board signed an agreement on Friday for the United Arab Emirates to host the Asia Cup in September.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sriram Raghavan's film to release on October 5
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Badlapur" director Sriram Raghavan's next film titled "AndhaDhun" is set to release on October 5.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
France condoles Vajpayee's death
Paris, Aug 17 (IANS) France on Friday condoled the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying his name will remain linked to Indo-French friendship as he shaped the strategic partnership that the two countries share.
2018-08-17
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
Union Jack at half mast at British mission to honour Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The British High Commission here on Friday flew its national flag, the Union Jack, at half mast in honour of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Deve Gowda, Karnataka CM pay last respects to Vajpayee
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda and his son and Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy paid their last respects to late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Friday, said an official.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India is a corrupt, pretentious, indisciplined country: Annu Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Annu Kapoor, who is gearing up for his forthcoming web series "Home", has said India is a corrupt, pretentious, hypocritical and indisciplined country.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vajpayee: The second reformer India needed, and got (Comment)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a member of parliament for almost half a century. Right from the start, he left an indelible impression on Indian politics through his fine oratory skills.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
'The Royals' cancelled after four seasons
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) E! network has cancelled the one-hour drama series "The Royals" after four seasons.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Many Indians still languishing in Pakistan jails: Jaipur man
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Gajanand Sharma, a Jaipur man who was released from a Pakistani jail earlier this week after over 36 years, said that many more prisoners like him were still languishing in prisons in Pakistan.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Samsung tops India premium smartphone market in 2018 first half
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung dominated the premium smartphone segment in India in the first half of 2018 grabbing almost half the market share, a new report said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi Dynamos sign striker Kaluderovic
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos on Friday announced the signing of Serbian striker Andrija Kaluderovic for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) football season.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Sikh store-owner stabbed to death in US
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) A Sikh store-owner has been stabbed to death in the US state of New Jersey, in a third incident targeting the community in the country in the last three weeks.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Modi, Shah walk with sea of mourners to bid adieu to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Tens of thousands of commoners joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah in the final journey to bid adieu to Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the former Prime Minister's body was being taken to Rashtriya Smriti Sthal on the banks of Yamuna river for the last rites.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung India set to launch new Galaxy A premium smartphone
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Samsung India is set to refresh its popular Galaxy A series with a new dual rear camera smartphone this month which will be a premium device in the Rs 30,000 and above price segment.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
ISL: FC Pune City sign centre-back Martin Diaz
Pune, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City on Friday announced the signing of Uruguayan centre-back Martin Diaz to strengthen their defence line for the upcoming season.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Conduent appoints Nikhil Nayab as Global Head of Blockchain
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) US-based business process services company Conduent Incorporated has appointed Nikhil Nayab as the company's Global Head of Blockchain.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Singer Jil Janus commits suicide
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Jil Janus, lead vocalist of rock band Huntress, took her own life after battling with mental illness for a long time. She was 43.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Perrie Edwards undergoes throat surgery
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Singer Perrie Edwards has undergone a throat surgery after years of dealing with problems with her oesophagus.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Photography-poetry book on 'various moods' of Dal Lake launched
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A book compiling photographs and poems on the "various moods" of Jammu and Kashmir's Dal Lake was launched by Honorary Consul General of Comoros K.L. Ganju at the Prithvi Fine Art and Cultural Centre here.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Flags in Mauritius at half mast in Vajpayee's honour
Port Louis, Aug 17 (IANS) In an unprecedented gesture, the government of Mauritius will fly both the Mauritian and Indian national flags at half mast on Friday in honour of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Mauritius,Politics,Diplomacy
Explore possibility to reduce water level in Mullaperiyar dam: SC
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Expressing grave concern over the flood "crises" in Kerala, the Supreme Court on Friday suggested that the Disaster Management sub-committee, National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) and the court-appointed committee should meet to explore the possibility of reducing the water-level in the Mullaperiyar Dam reservoir there to 139 feet.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Arrest warrant issued against Zardari in money laundering case: Report
Karachi, Aug 17 (IANS) A banking court here on Friday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former President and PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari in a multi-billion money laundering scam, the media reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian engine oil bags American Petroleum Institute license
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS) Russia's state-owned gas major Gazprom's oil business subsidiary Gazpromneft-Lubricants announced on Friday that it has become the first Russian company to get the American Petroleum Institute's "API SN Plus" license for its motor oil product.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy
Muslims gather in Mecca ahead of Haj
Riyadh, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims from around the world gathered on Friday in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion
Muzaffarpur case: CBI searches 12 places in Bihar
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) The CBI on Friday raided 12 places in Bihar, including former Minister Manju Verma's residence, in connection with its probe into the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases, an official said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three injured in grenade explosion in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Three civilians were injured in a grenade explosion on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bhutan King, British HC pay homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Friday paid their homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the BJP office here.
2018-08-17
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Unknown gunmen kill woman in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen shot dead a woman on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) If you are looking forward to boost your longevity, start consuming carbohydrates in moderation. A new study has found that it is associated with lower risk of mortality.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
When India scripted history in Pokhran under Vajpayee's leadership
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Twenty years ago, India scripted a success story on May 11 and May 13, 1998 when five nuclear tests were performed in Rajasthan's Pokhran under the guidance of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had assumed power only a little while ago.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Defence/Security
Three bodies recovered from MP waterfall
Bhopal, Aug 17 (IANS) The bodies three of the six people swept away in the Sultangarh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district have been recovered, police said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over one-third Chinese don't have breakfast every day
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) More than one-third of Chinese do not have their breakfast every day due to limited time in the morning, according to a survey.
2018-08-17
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Curate a 'fantastic workplace' and how
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A book iterating that everyone deserves a fantastic workplace to learn, grow and contribute, spells out what makes a workplace productivity-friendly and hassle-free.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Huma didn't care about working with Khans on arrival in Bollywood
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi says she never dreamt about working with the popular Khans of Bollywood when she arrived in Mumbai as for her, being part of one film mattered to her the most.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Global information security spending to exceed $124 bn in 2019
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Global spending on information security products and services is forecast to grow 8.7 per cent to reach $124 billion in 2019, a new report has said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
I try bringing my emotions, experiences in films: Director Ali Abbas Zafar
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Be it "Sultan", "Gunday" or "Tiger Zinda Hai", Ali Abbas Zafar has never failed to strike a chord with the audience as his films always have a dash of human touch to it. The director says it is because he tries to bring his real-life experiences and emotions in every movie he does.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
When Vajpayee heartily relished South Indian cuisine
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Way back in February 2006, when the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the "8th SIES-Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi National Eminence Award" he could not travel to Mumbai owing to certain health issues.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Epson sold 30 mn InkTank Inkjet printers globally
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The cumulative global sales of Japanese electronics company Epson's high-capacity InkTank inkjet printers have crossed 30 million units, the company announced on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
TN leaders pay homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A host of leaders from Tamil Nadu belonging to different parties including Chief Minister E Palaniswamy of the AIADMK and DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Friday paid homage to the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state for people to pay their last respects.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sea of mourners bid adieu to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The final journey of the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee began here on Friday from BJP Headquarters where the mortal remains were lying for people to pay homage.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global cues lift equity indices; ITC hits 52-week high
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Firm global cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday with the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex rising around 300 points.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Salman Khan inspired Anil Sharma's son to act
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan might not have launched director Anil Sharma's son Utkarsh Sharma in Bollywood, but the youngster says that while being on the set of the Salman-starrer "Veer: An Epic Love Story of a Warrior", he witnessed "this magical thing" that helped him take up acting as a career.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Hema Malini, Esha Deol set to catwalk for 'Cakewalk'
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Mother-daughter duo Hema Malini and Esha Deol Takhtani will walk the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2018 to promote the latter's forthcoming movie "Cakewalk". They will be showstoppers for designer Sanjukta Duttas latest collection 'Abor'.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dino Morea excited to take Pet Fed to Bengaluru
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Dino Morea is happy that Pet Fed, a pet festival, will debut in Bengaluru this year, and says it will be a fun experience for all.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Peace initiatives, nuclear tests: Foreign media remembers Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be remembered for his bold peace initiatives and also for the nuclear tests in 1998 -- many foreign newspapers on Friday wrote about the late former Indian Prime Minister who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Modi to visit flood-battered Kerala
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who talked to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the flood situation on Friday, will travel to the state for an aerial of the affected areas on Saturday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spanish teams granted right to water break in extreme heat
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has granted teams the right to request water breaks when playing in temperatures exceeding 30 C (86 F) in the months of May, June, July, August and September.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ghana, FIFA meet over ban threat
Zurich (Switzerland), Aug 17 (IANS) Ghana and FIFA met at the headquarters of the world football governing body here to settle matters concerning the current situation of football in Ghana.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Four-member Pakistan delegation to attend Vajpayee's funeral: Report
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A four-member delegation from Pakistan will be attending the last rites of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday, the media reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Striker Ulloa motivated by Mexican adventure
Mexico City, Aug 17 (IANS) Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa has said that he was convinced to join Mexico's Pachuca by what the club offered "on all levels".
2018-08-17
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Indonesian police kill dozens in Asian Games clean-up: Amnesty
Jakarta, Aug 17 (IANS) Police in the Indonesian capital have killed dozens of people as part of an escalating crackdown against petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, in a campaign Amnesty International has described as "unnecessary and excessive".
2018-08-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
164 dead in Kerala floods, massive rescue underway
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subsided but the death toll touched 164 in 10 days.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Google search engine in China at exploratory stage: Sundar Pichai
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Facing backlash from employees for its reported plan to enter China with a censored version of its search engine, Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed them in an internal meeting and informed that the project, called Dragonfly, was at an exploratory stage, the media reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mothers' life span can determine longevity of daughters
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Women whose mothers lived up to the age of 90 are 25 per cent more likely to have increased lifespan, without suffering from any serious illnesses like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, a new study has found.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Pakistan's National Assembly to elect new Prime Minister
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The newly-elected members of Pakistan's National Assembly, the lower house of the Parliament, are set to vote for the new Prime Minister on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ronaldinho's son to join Cruzeiro youth team
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) The son of retired football great Ronaldinho has begun training with the youth academy of Brazilian Serie A club Cruzeiro.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Sevilla pummel Zalgiris 5-0
Vilnius (Lithuania), Aug 17 (IANS) Sevilla routed Zalgiris Vilnius 5-0 here to win their third-round Europa League qualifying tie 6-0 on aggregate.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Lithuania,Sports,Football
Botafogo beat Nacional in Copa Sudamericana tie
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) Brazilian football club Botafogo advanced to the round of 16 to face Bahia after defeating the Paraguayan Nacional 2-0 in a match of the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Samsung dominates India's premium smartphone segment in H1 2018
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Samsung dominated the premium smartphone segment in India in the first half of 2018 with almost half the market share, a new report from CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jason Bourne TV spinoff to become series
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Television show "Treadstone", which is set in the Jason Bourne universe, will now be made into a series.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rupee weakens in forward trade to Rs 70.10 per dollar (Lead correcting earlier story)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Rupee weakened marginally in the Non-Deliverable Forward or the overseas markets on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Hundreds stranded in Manila airport as plane crash lands
Manila, Aug 17 (IANS) Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the Manila airport on Friday after a Chinese airline plane crash-landed amid heavy rains, forcing authorities to shut the runway.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How mushrooms can aid in diabetes treatment
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Eating white button mushrooms daily can act as a prebiotic by improving microbial community in the gut, which could then improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, a finding that could one day pave way for new diabetes treatments, say researchers.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Swami Agnivesh roughed up outside BJP office
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh was on Friday roughed up outside the BJP headquarters here when he came to pay his respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state for people to pay homage.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Abir Chatterjee has matured incredibly: Srijit Mukherji (Movie Snippets)
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji says Abir Chatterjee, whom he is working with in "Shah Jahan Regency", says the actor has matured incredibly since the last time they worked together in "Jaatishwar".
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hollywood pays tribute to Aretha Franklin
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) From singers to actors to leaders, Hollywood celebrities from all segments condoled the demise of the legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who died at 76 after battling serious health conditions.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Raj Thackeray pens touching tribute to Vajpayee
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray penned a touching personal tribute on his social media network to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Modi, Shah receive Vajpayee's body at BJP HQ, leaders pay tributes
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and other senior leaders including L.K. Advani and Sitaram Yechury, and thousands of people paid their tributes as the mortal remains of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee reached the party's central office here on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Railways' glass-top coach in Kashmir - all dressed up and nowhere to go
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Awaiting the return of normalcy -- as well as tourists -- in the Kashmir Valley, an indigenously-built vistadome (glass-top) railway coach, though ready to run, has been docked at Badgam station for months.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pompeo announces new team for Iran strategy
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unveiled a new team to coordinate the administrations post-nuclear deal approach to Iran and bolster support for the strategy abroad.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
New low protein wheat breeds offer hope for gluten allergies
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have for the first time bred low allergy wheat varieties, in an attempt towards reducing the proteins in wheat that are responsible for diseases such as coeliac and baker's asthma or wheat dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis (WDEIA).
2018-08-17
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
I do have my downtime to keep a balance: Ranveer Singh (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) His infectious energy is something people take inspiration from and his quirkiness makes him one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood. However, Ranveer Singh makes sure to switch off from the world and unwind as his day gets over to take a break from his fast-paced life.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Kamala Harris to make first campaign endorsement
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, is set to make her first endorsement in an Iowa campaign on Friday, sources said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
Soon, WhatsApp backups won't eat into your Google Drive space
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Google is making life easy for WhatsApp users as starting this November, 1.5 billion users of this popular instant messaging platform will be able to back up their data on Google Drive without worrying about storage space.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Laila Majnu' liberated me from vanity, says actor Avinash Tiwary
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Avinash Tiwary, who is playing the protagonist of "Laila Majnu", presented by prolific filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, says looking deglamourised in his first ever big film did not bother him as the essence of his character is to celebrate eternal love which goes beyond physicality.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NFL players continue silent protests
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Several players from the National Football League (NFL) did not take the field during the playing of American national anthem as they continued to stage silent protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the US.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
Kerala death toll rises to 154, massive rescue underway
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subdued and the death toll touched 154 in 10 days.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Our society is proving sicker by the day: Richa Chadha on #MeToo
Melbourne, Aug 17 (IANS) As the #MeToo tide continues to cause waves across the global entertainment industry, Bollywood actress Richa Chadha says the world of cinema is still in a privileged position, especially at a time when newspapers are highlighting children facing sexual abuse in shelter homes and society is becoming "sicker every day".
2018-08-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Director Steve McQueen to get BAFTA honour
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) British director Steve McQueen will receive BAFTA's John Schlesinger Britannia Award.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Reserve Bank of Australia warns of drought impact
Canberra, Aug 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of Australia on Friday warned of the impact of an ongoing drought, one of the worst in recent decades, on the country's economy.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Typhoon Rumbia makes landfall in Shanghai
Shanghai, Aug 17 (IANS) Typhoon Rumbia made landfall in Shanghai on Friday bringing torrential rains and strong winds of up to 23 metres per second, according to the National Meteorological Centre (NMC).
2018-08-17
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Prateik to embrace drag culture at fashion gala
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar will be seen embracing the drag culture for Chola The Label at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week's Winter-Festive edition. He says it is an attempt by to normalise topics that are usually not discussed in the mainstream.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Firefighting helicopter crashes near Sydney
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) A firefighting helicopter crashed near Sydney while battling a wildfire on Friday, a spokesperson from Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
19 Chinese, Sri Lankan couples marry in mass wedding
Colombo, Aug 17 (IANS) Nineteen couples from China and Sri Lanka were married at a mass wedding ceremony in the island nation, strengthening the country's position as an ideal wedding destination.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
Teenager Apple fan hacks into its secure systems
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) An Australian teenager pleaded guilty to charges of hacking into Apple's secure systems and said that he was a fan of the technology giant and hoped to work there one day, the media reported.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After CWG setback, squash star Ghosal ready to hit top gear at Asiad
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) After enduring a disappointing Commonwealth Games (CWG) singles campaign, India's top-ranked squash player Saurav Ghosal feels he has recovered from the setback and is ready to put his best foot forward at the upcoming Asian Games.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Asiad2018,Other Sports
Kim Jong-un slams international sanctions on N.Korea
Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un slammed international sanctions against Pyongyang during a visit to an under-construction tourist complex, state media reported on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Pakistan denies charges of aiding Taliban in Afghanistan's Ghazni
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office has denied allegations that Pakistani citizens supported the Taliban attack on Afghanistans Ghazni last week, a media report said on Friday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Army on Friday resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Marginalised adolescent girls must have safe access to education (Comment)
Almost half of India's 1.25 billion people are aged under 25, making it the youngest nation in the world. This can be India's biggest asset if the energies of the youth are channelised in the right direction.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Of Hindu gods, mythology, and spirituality (IANS Books This Weekned)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Enter the mythical world of Maha Vishnu and get swept up in a fast-paced and suspenseful narrative; flick through the second part of the "Blue Lotus Trilogy", which pays homage to India's magnificent mythological heritage and takes the reader on a journey into the heart of human passions; connect with some of the deeper concepts in the Gita; and get into the realm of the nothingness of profound and lasting peace.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Kerala floods: The ghost of past environment policy returns
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS/Mongabay) Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage. According to the government, there hasnt been a flood of this scale in last 90 years. The death toll as of August 16, stands at 114.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Vajpayee was an extremely rare human being: Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) A stalwart, a poet, a writer, an enlightened mind and a compassionate being leaves this world -- that's how megastar Amitabh Bachchan began his tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose demise has left the nation mourning.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Hundreds of smart homes in India at risk of leaking data: Avast
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Hundreds of smart homes and businesses in India are at risk of leaking data due to misconfiguration of a protocol used to interconnect and control smart home devices via smart home hubs, warns new research from global cybersecurity company Avast.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Immigrant mother sues US to be reunited with baby
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) An El Salvadoran immigrant woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the US administration here asking to be reunited with her infant daughter who needs to be breastfed.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Small town people find happiness in small things: Shraddha Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who visited the Madhya Pradesh town of Chanderi while filming for the movie "Stree", says the vibe of the place was heart-warming as she felt that people in small towns don't run after materialistic things.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Have lost part of my childhood: SRK on Vajpayee's death
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has mourned the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying he has lost a part of his childhood and growing up memories.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Al Qaeda's master bomb maker may be dead: UN
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) The Al Qaeda's master bomb maker who was responsible for planning to blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day. may have been killed, according to a UN report.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Terrorism
'Love Sonia' to release on September 14
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Love Sonia", based on the horrors of child trafficking, will release on September 14.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Help flood-affected Kerela, urges Indian film fraternity
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) As Kerala faces one of its worst-ever calamities due to torrential rain and floods, claiming at least 114 lives, film celebrities from across India have urged people to come forward and help people in the state.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vajpayee's mortal remains taken to BJP headquarters
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's mortal remains, wrapped in the tricolour, were taken to the BJP headquarters here on Friday for the people to pay their last respects to the departed leader.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra welcomes Nick Jonas, his parents in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra welcomed her American singer beau Nick Jonas and his parents, fuelling rumours that they will be reportedly formalising their relationship with an engagement party.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Elaborate security arrangements in Delhi for Vajpayee's funeral
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday said they have made elaborate security arrangements in the city in view of the final journey and funeral ceremony of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Modi discusses flood situation with Kerala CM
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he discussed the flood situation in Kerala with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Google clarifies tracking users even with location data turned off
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) After facing criticism over reports that certain Google apps track users' whereabouts even when they turn off location data, the tech giant has revised its Help Page, clarifying that it does track location data in order to "improve Google experience".
2018-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rupee appreciates marginally; still below 70 per dollar mark
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian rupee appreciated marginally during the morning hour of the trade session on Friday after settling at a record low closing level in the previous session.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Twitter removes key features in third-party appa
San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) In its bid to deliver better experiences for its users, Twitter has removed support for some outdated but key developer tools in third-party apps.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sexual abuse accusations criminal, morally reprehensible: Vatican
Vatican City, Aug 17 (IANS) The Vatican broke its silence about a grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuse of thousands of children by over 300 priests in the US state of Pennsylvania, calling the accusations "criminal and morally reprehensible".
2018-08-17
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pentagon has postponed a military parade which was requested by President Donald Trump to mark the annual Veterans Day, a media report said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Muzaffarpur horror: CBI searches 12 places in Bihar
Patna/New Delhi Aug 17 (IANS) The CBI on Friday raided 12 places in Bihar, including former Minister Manju Verma's residence in connection with its probe into the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases, an official said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal Foreign Minister to attend Vajpayee's funeral
Kathmandu, Aug 17 (IANS) Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali left for New Delhi on Friday to attend the funeral of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who died a day earlier, an official statement confirmed here.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Equity indices open in green; Sensex gains over 200 points
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Friday with the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex gaining over 200 points, supported by broadly positive cues from the global markets.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Partly cloudy Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning in the national capital on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.9 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Architect of Osama raid issues rebuke of Trump
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance, defending the former spy chief as "one of the finest public servants".
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Soldier killed, militants escape in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) An army soldier was killed on Friday in a brief gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
China 'likely' training pilots to target US: Pentagon
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and "likely" training its pilots for missions targeting the US, according to a new Pentagon report.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Amarnath Yatra suspended from Jammu
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) The movement of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims was suspended on Friday from Jammu to the Kashmir Valley but allowed to continue from the two base camps to the cave shrine.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Rahul, Doval, armed forces chiefs pay homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and all the three armed forces chiefs on Friday led a host of leaders in paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Redenomination of Venezuelan currency from Aug 20
Caracas, Aug 17 (IANS) The redenomination of Venezuela's national currency, the bolivar, will be in force from August 20 onward, the Official Gazette of the Venezuelan government has said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics,Business/Economy
US condoles Vajpayee's death
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death and praised his vision for famously characterising US-India ties as a "natural partnership of shared endeavours".
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Accident at Philippine airport: flights cancelled, diverted
Manila, Aug 17 (IANS) Philippine aviation authorities on Friday decided to close the runway in Manila airport where a passenger plane skidded off late on Thursday. All passengers and crew are safe.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Michael J. Fox's wife found him 'cocky' in first meeting
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actors Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox have revaled details of how they first met each other and who proposed to whom.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sikh store-owner stabbed to death in US
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) A Sikh store-owner has been stabbed to death in the US state of New Jersey, according to media reports.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
'Internet celebrity' detained over online extortion
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Chinese police have arrested a man who allegedly used his influence on social media to extort money.
2018-08-17
Category: International, China,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dolly Parton urges kids to read more
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Legendary singer Dolly Parton has encouraged children to inculcate the habit of reading.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Children deported from Mexico and US face violence, stigma: UN
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) Children deported from Mexico and the US to Central America face violence, stigma and deprivation, worsening the root causes of irregular migration, the UN Children's Agency (UNICEF) warned in a Child Alert issued on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Russia presents modernized bomber Tu-22M3M
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS) An upgraded long-range multimode missile carrier bomber Tu-22M3M made its debut in the Russian city of Kazan on Thursday, the designer of the aircraft said.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Arjun Rampal, Siddhanth Kapoor's chanting days
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Siddhanth Kapoor says while shooting for the forthcoming war film "Paltan" in Ladakh, he and his co-star Arjun Rampal made it a routine to visit a stupa on a daily basis for chanting.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I used to flirt with my teacher: Salman Khan
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says he used to flirt a lot with his school teacher.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump, ex-presidents remember music legend Aretha Franklin
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and other public figures mourned the death of soul singer Aretha Franklin, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 76.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Sisi, Macron voice support for political settlement in Libya
Cairo, Aug 17 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday called for a political settlement in Libya.
2018-08-17
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Diplomacy
Shooting at jail gave us chills: Deepak Kalra
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Deepak Kalra says shooting at a real jail gave the actors of the upcoming series "Banned" chills.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Walmart's share price soars due to strong revenue gains
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Walmart's share price soared on Thursday as investors focused on the retail giant's strong quarterly revenue gains and shrugged off a net loss linked to the sale of a majority stake in its Brazilian unit.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trump's military parade estimated to cost $92 mn
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's military parade is estimated to cost 92 million dollars, according to a CNBC report on Thursday, quoting an anonymous US defence official.
2018-08-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Vajpayee was a role model, says Telangana CM
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday, led politics with highest standards and stood tall as a role model for the country and the world.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Minister seeks increase in flow of water in Shukratal Ghat
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government on Thursday instructed officials of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand irrigation departments to submit proposals for the augmentation of flows at Shukratal Ghat in Muzaffarnagar district.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Kajol lights up screen when she's there: Neha Dhupia
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia says her "Helicopter Eela" co-star Kajol is phenomenal and lights up the screen.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vajpayee refused to dismiss DMK government despite threat to his government: Stalin
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Condoling the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, DMK Working President M.K. Stalin said the late leader did not dismiss the DMK government in Tamil Nadu despite the threat to the BJP-led Central government.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'I feel I've lost my father again': Lata Mangeshkar on her bonding with Vajpayee
Devastated by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death, Asia's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar who shared a very close bonding with him, said: "He was like my father. He called me Beti. I called him Dadda. I feel I've lost my father all over again.
2018-08-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
DGMO talks: Pakistan Army assures to facilitate anti-terror operations
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Army on Thursday said Pakistan has assured India that it would take prompt action against movement of elements inimical to India along the Line of Control and respond to information shared by the Indian side to facilitate anti-terrorist operations.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Delhi government announces scholarships for advancing arts practice
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday increased the number and amount of scholarships for advancing arts practice, a move which will support budding artists and artists with disabilities.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Body-shaming isn't cool, says Sushmita Sen
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, considered as one of the fittest celebrities in Hindi film industry, said on Thursday that body-shaming is not a cool concept.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengal government declares half-day holiday on Friday
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government has declared a half-day holiday on Friday as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday.
2018-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Boys from two communities clash, police reject riot rumours
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A motorcycle brushing a boy led to breakout of clashes between two groups of people from different communities here, police said but rejected rumours that it was a communal riot.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Airlines advised to keep air fares in check for Kerala flights
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The Central government has asked domestic airlines to keep a check on air fares for flights operating to and from Kerala.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Kerala CM warns against spreading fake news on floods
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday issued a stern warning to those spread fake news about floods in the state using social media.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vajpayee towering personality of modern India: Nagaland CM
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, describing him as a "towering personality of modern India".
2018-08-17
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Seven-day mourning in Goa over Vajpayee's demise
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The Goa government on Thursday announced a seven-day state mourning over former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Karnataka declares 7-day mourning for Vajpayee
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Thursday declared a seven-day state mourning as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who died in New Delhi earlier in the day, an official statement said.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
CPA conference postponed due to Vajpayee's death
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) The three-day Conference of the 17th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), which was to begin here on Thursday, was postponed due to the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Meghalaya Governor condoles Vajpayee's death
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying the nation had lost an able parliamentarian, a statesman par excellence, and an extraordinary human being.
2018-08-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Nagaland Governor condoles Vajpayee's death (Lead, Correcting headline)
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Nagaland Governor condoles Vajapee's death
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Two held on suspicion of killing Manesar revenue official
Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) Two persons were arrested for allegedly gunning down an official of the Revenue Department in Gurugram, police said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
When Vajpayee touched the feet of a TN village woman
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will remember former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a very humble person who touched the feet of a woman from a village near Madurai.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Meghalaya CM bats for improved connectivity with neighbouring countries
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday underlined the need for improved connectivity with the neighbouring countries for transformative growth of the northeastern region.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Opposition leaders remember Vajpayee as statesman, great son of India
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Opposition leaders, including Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and chief ministers of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, describing him a great son of India, a statesman and one of country's tallest leaders.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia pays homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday paid homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence after it was brought from the hopsital.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN government declares holiday on Friday, state mourning
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government on Thursday issued an order declaring Friday as a holiday for educational institutions, state government offices and undertakings owned by the government as a mark of respect to late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Central Delhi roads to be closed for Vajpayee's funeral
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Police on Thursday announced rerouting of traffic on certain roads in anticipation of a surge in crowd for the funeral ceremony of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC seeks views of stakeholders on Assam NRC procedure
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The process for receiving claims and objections from the public, including 40 lakh ineligible people who were not included in the complete draft NRC, would begin from Aug 30, as the Supreme Court on Thursday sought views of AASU, AAMSU and Jamiat-Ulama-E-Hind on the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by the the Centre.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
4 dead in Karnataka due to heavy rain
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Four people have died due to the heavy rain lashing the coastal and south interior districts of Karnataka over the past few days, an official said on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Vajpayee guided BJP from 'seeding' to shaping it a 'banyan tree': Amit Shah
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Describing him as "Pole Star" of Indian politics, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday paid his tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying he guided the party's journey from its seeding to taking a shape of "banyan tree".
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala hikes liquor excise to collect revenue for flood relief
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Even as Kerala grapples with its worst floods in nearly a century, Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Thursday announced a hike in excise duty on liquor to raise additional funds for relief and rehabilitation of the affected.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
President, VP pay homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice Presidednt M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led a host of leaders in paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence after it was brought from the hopsital.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was apostle of secularism: Arunachal Governor
Itanagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor B.D. Mishra on Thursday expressed grief at the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying that India had lost its tallest leader and statesman who was an apostle of secularism.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Vajpayee's hard work carried BJP thus far: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) It was a result of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's strong resolve and hard work that carried the BJP "thus far", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while paying tribute to the former premier, who passed away on Thursday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
At AIIMS, waiting to hear about Vajpayee...
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Hope and despair mingled as a large crowd of journalists, BJP supporters and commoners waited throughout a hot and humid Thursday to hear about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health till a brief hospital statement ended it all.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Mercedes-Benz India to increase prices by up to 4% across models
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India on Thursday announced a price rise by up to 4 per cent across models.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in rivers in all UP districts: CM
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday announced a seven-day mourning in Uttar Pradesh over former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise and said that his ashes will be immersed in rivers in all districts of the state.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vajpayee piloted second generation of economic reforms: India Inc
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian industry paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee following his demise on Thursday, saying the iconic BJP leader ushered in the second generation of economic reforms that promoted India's rapid growth.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kolkata family close to Vajpayee narrates his love for films, 'phuchkas'
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A family in central Kolkata, who had hosted former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his visits to the city since 1956, on Thursday reminisced how the veteran politician fell in love with the Farooq Shaikh-Rekha-starrer 1981 film 'Umrao Jaan' and ended up watching the movie a number of times during his stay here.
2018-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Brightest star of Indian politics: Sumitra Mahajan on Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Expressing grief over former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan termed the late BJP leader as the "brightest star" of Indian politics.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was a towering figure in national life: Sonia
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a towering figure in national life and a man with a very large heart.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was people's leader who ruled minds: Joshi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Thursday described the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a personal loss and said that he was a people's leader.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan condoles Vajpayee's death, Imran Khan says void in South Asian politics
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee describing him as a renowned statesman, with the incoming Prime Minister of the country Imran Khan saying his death has left a void in South Asian politics.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Vajpayee was 'unparalleled', says Yashwant Sinha
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vajpayee was a fatherly figure, says Vasundhara Raje
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Paying rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday said he was a "fatherly figure who guided me always."
2018-08-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Vajpayee's 'faceoff with death' and how he captured the agony in verse
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Much as he was revered as a stalwart politician, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away at the age of 93 here on Thursday, was widely recognised as a key poet in Hindi, who took poetry beyond the pages of his collections and recited them at numerous public fora. He used poetry as a medium to give expression to his deepest thoughts.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Environment report for redevelopment project copy-pasted, expert tells HC
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Several portions of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report which cleared the redevelopment of a residential project here was copy-pasted from an EIA report seeking clearance for a Tamil Nadu mine, an expert told the Delhi High Court on Friday.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Modi, Shah lead host of leaders in paying homage to Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday led a host of leaders in paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence after it was brought from the hopsital.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Ramyug' being made at right time for youth: Kunal Kohli
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood director and producer Kunal Kohli, who announced his upcoming film 'Ramyug' on Thursday, says it is the right time to make this film, given the changed mindset of today's youth.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karnataka governor, CM, Yeddyurappa mourn Vajpayee's death
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubjai Vala, state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, BJP's state unit president B.S. Yeddyurappa and other leaders mourned the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Thursday evening.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Somdev Devvarman predicts bright future for surfing in India
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Putting his weight behind surfing, former India tennis star Somdev Devvarman on Thursday predicted a bright future for the new Olympic sport in India.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Karnataka Governor opens Raj Bhavan to public in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala on Thursday opened his official residence, Raj Bhavan, in the city centre for the public to visit the historic building.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Delhi LG, CM condole Vajpayee's death
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday called the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee a great loss for the country.
2018-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics

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