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Himachal to provide Rs 7,500 monthly to child abuse victims
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to provide Rs 7,500 per month financial assistance and counseling for six months to children victims of sexual violence and abuse.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Congress high command moves to set its Rajasthan house in order
Jaipur, June 19 (IANS) The Congress central leadership seems to be taking control to set its house in order in Rajasthan as infighting and factional feuds have become everyday affairs at the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) headquarters in the state.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
ALERT: 3 women gang-raped in Noida, 7 arrested
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2019-06-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha CM announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for jawan's kin
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh for the next of kin of Army jawan Naik Ajit Kumar Sahoo, who was martyred in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Afghan coach Simmons to spill beans on Ahmadzai after WC
London, June 19 (IANS) Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons on Wednesday indicated in a tweet that he will reveal chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai's role in the removal of Asghar Afghan as skipper in the 11th hour and the effect of his actions on the team's preparation for the World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
2 held in Mumbai with rare 'whale vomit' worth Rs 17 m
Mumbai (Maharashtra), June 19 (IANS) The Mumbai Police and Forest officials, in a joint operation, arrested two persons while they were trying to sell extremely rare Ambergris or Sperm Whale 'vomit' worth over Rs 17 million in the grey market, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Data usage per smartphone highest in India: Ericsson
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) With the availability of attractive data plans and higher video consumption among young users, monthly data usage per smartphone in India rose to 9.8 gigabytes (GB) at the end of 2018, the highest in the world, according to a Ericsson report on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Naidu house row: TDP alleges vindictive politics
Amaravati, June 19 (IANS) A day after an YSR Congress legislator Alla Ramakrishna Reddy said former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu would be evicted from his river-side residence, TDP leader P. Keshav alleged vindictive politics by the new government.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Road named after dead infant retrieved from Punjab borewell
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Conceding to popular request, the Punjab government on Wednesday announced the renaming of a street after the two-year-old boy who was pulled out dead last week from a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in Sangrur district following six days of being trapped.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China opposes 'politicization' of Huawei issue in India
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China has said it is opposed to the "politicization" of Huawei's likely participation in the 5G network trial in India after New Delhi said it has security concerns in letting the Chinese company take part in the much-awaited exercise.
2019-06-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Goyat warns Amir against dreams of avenging Pakistan's loss
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Neeraj Goyat was 12 and yet to consider boxing as a career option when Amir Khan won a silver medal in the lightweight division of the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Fast forward 15 years and Goyat is set to face the British-Pakistani two-time world champion at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Whistleblower bureaucrat crackdowns on 'VVIP culture' at Corbett National Park
Nainital, June 19 (IANS) From fake websites to the alleged forged booking of guest houses, Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar seems to be mired in a long tale of corruption and controversies.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Old oil blocks to get tax sops even if ouput delayed
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Hydrocarbon exploration companies may be given more time to commercialise their finds with the government looking at a new policy to augment the country's flagging domestic oil and gas production, official sources said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Amazon adds 15 planes, eyes 70-aircraft fleet by 2021
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Just after losing air-shipping contract of global courier company FedEx amid competition, e-commerce major Amazon has added 15 cargo aircraft to its fleet in the making, aiming to reach 70 planes by 2021.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of WC, Pant to replace opener
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 2019 edition of the World Cup as he is not in a position to recover in time for the remaining games of the showpiece event. While IANS had broken the news, team manager Sunil Subramaniam addressed the media in Southampton on Wednesday and confirmed the same.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
DRI seizes 56 tons of foreign origin black pepper in Bengal
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 56 tonnes of black pepper of foreign origin worth Rs 3.92 crore in West Bengal as a part of the crackdown on attempts by organised syndicates to smuggle the Nepal-bound goods into India, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sony Music India, Desi Hip Hop enter partnership
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Global music company Sony Music has joined hands with digital media company Desi Hip Hop Inc to give a push to hip hop culture in India.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Credible proof linking MBS to Khashoggi killing: UN expert
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN special rapporteur said in a report on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Sony Pictures scripts plan to expand India footprint
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) As a step to expand its India outreach, Sony Pictures International Productions has joined hands with Indian filmmakers Umesh Shukla, Sabbir Khan, Sajid Samji and Sashi Kiran Tikka, to create diverse content.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Indiabulls group shares nosedive before recovering
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Shares of Indiabulls group companies fell sharply during the early trade on Wednesday while its subsidairy company Indiabulls Real Estate was locked in the lower circuit.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sensex ends with mild gains dispite firm global cues
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Domestic woes weighed on investor sentiments as the Sensex closed with minor gain on Wednesday, despite signs of easing in trade tension between the US and China.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Security forces have crippled Kashmir militancy: J&K Governor
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Wednesday that the security forces have broken the backbone of militancy in Kashmir and whatever is still left of it would be wiped out soon.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Priyanka Chopra's bold wax figure unveiled in London
London, June 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas's wax statue, clad in a low-cut dazzling golden dress, was launched here
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siblings add new twist to Hrithik, Kangana spat
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut spat refuses to die down. A day after Hrithik's sister Sunaina tweeted support for the "Queen" actress, Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel alleged in a tweet that Sunaina was being "physically assaulted" by the Roshan family.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
LG to launch V50 5G smartphone in US this week with Verizon
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) LG Electronics Inc. has said it plans to release the company's V50 ThinQ in the US this week with Verizon, its second American telecom partner for the 5G smartphone.
2019-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Punjab CM sees dear friend Rajiv Gandhi in Rahul
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh greeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his 49th birthday on Wednesday, saying he sees his dear friend Rajiv Gandhi in him.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Assocham suggests tax sops for senior citizens
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Industry body Assocham has advocated tax measures to benefit senior citizens in the Union Budget, to be presented on July 5 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Three Indian varsities among top 200 globally
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Three Indian universities -- IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) -- have found a place among the top 200 in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which were declared in London on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
AHSI partners with Singapore Botanical Gardens
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The Agri-Horticultural Society of India (AHSI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Botanical Gardens, a unit of the Singapore National Parks Board, to work on a shared set of objectives for environment protection and sustainable development, according to officials here on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Yet to get my due in Bollywood: Brijendra Kala
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actor Brijendra Kala, who features in the new season of web series "Aam Admi Family", says he may have acted in several films, but feels he is yet to get his due in Bollywood.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Resignation of RBU teachers over 'racist slurs' still on hold
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The fate of the resignations of department heads of the Rabindra Bharati University over racist slurs targeted against them by Trinamool Congress students wing members is still undecided, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
New Zealand opt to field against South Africa (Toss)
Birmingham, June 19 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to field against South Africa in their World Cup 2019 group game at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Credible proof linking MBS to Khashoggi killing: UN expert
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN special rapporteur said in a report on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Booked for rape, Binoy Kodiyeri asked to appear before Maharashtra Police in 3 days
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra Police has asked Binoy Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPI-M Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, to appear before it in three days, after a rape case was filed against him last week.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
5 allies of J&K terrorists held, blast bid foiled
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have foiled a blast attempt by arresting five accomplices of a terrorist in the Shopian district on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Ranveer warned by Brock Lesnar's advocate
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has been warned by WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar's advocate Paul Heyman for using a phrase made popular by him.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of WC with thumb fracture
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 2019 edition of the World Cup as he is not in a position to recover in time for the remaining games of the showpiece event.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'One nation, one election' meet starts, 8 parties skip
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss his 'one nation, one election' proposal began here on Wednesday, with eight key opposition parties staying away.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google Street powers AI tool to monitor road infra
The fully-automated system is based on AI-powered object detection to identify street signs in the freely available images.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Technology
31st BMW International Open golf to kick-off on June 20
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The 31st BMW International Open is all set to kick-off at the new look Golfclub München Eichenried in Munich, Germany. The four-day event, which is a part of the European Tour, will get underway from June 20.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Golf
Resignation of RBU teachers over 'racist slurs' still on hold
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The fate of resignations of the departmental heads of Kolkata' Rabindra Bharati University over racist slurs targeted against them by the state's ruling Trinamool Congress students wing members is still undecided, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Kuwaiti Emir visits Iraq for talks
Baghdad, June 19 (IANS) Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday for talks with Iraqi leaders over bilateral relations, international and regional developments, the media reported.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy,Politics
IIT Kharagpur to sponsor undergraduate research program
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to nurture the spirit of research and innovation among undergraduate students, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur will launch a sponsored research program from the upcoming Autumn semester of 2019-20, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
nubia ups its game, plans to launch Red Magic 4 this year
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's gaming smartphone market is finally getting some competition, especially after the launch of nubia Red Magic 3 earlier this week at a starting price of Rs 35,999. The Shenzhen-headquartered smartphone maker is now planning to release the next iteration, Red Magic 4, within this year with the aim to grab the top slot in this segment, a senior company executive has said.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
After Bangladesh, Tripura supplying power to Nepal
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) After Bangladesh, Tripura is supplying 40 MW of electricity to Nepal, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma said here on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Don't blame police for clashes: HK security chief
Hong Kong, June 19 (IANS) Hong Kong's security chief John Lee Ka-chiu on Wednesday said that the police should not take the blame for the political row over the controversial extradition bill, as he apologized to the public for the rift caused by the government's handling of the proposal.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jindal Global University youngest in India to enter QS rankings
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India-based O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has said that it's the youngest university to have found a place in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which were declared on Wednesday in London.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Nutanix poaches AWS veteran to drive India business
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) US-headquartered enterprise Cloud computing company Nutanix on Wednesday announced the appointment of veteran IT leader Anantharaman Balakrishnan as its new Vice President and Managing Director of Sales for India.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Rijiju felicitates archers for success at World C'ship
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday felicitated the Indian archery contingent for their superlative performance at the World Archery Championships held in Hertogenbosh, Netherlands last week, which has earned India an Olympic berth.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
RSS now keen to develop young leaders
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) With most senior leaders in the BJP having retired from active politics, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) is now looking towards building a new leadership. Later this month, the RSS will be holding camps in Uttar Pradesh to discuss ways to identify and groom young leaders.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress disbands Karnataka unit, spares Gundu Rao, Khandre
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) A day after the Congress suspended its Bengaluru MLA R. Roshan Baig, the party on Wednesday dissolved the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), sparing its state unit President Dinesh Gundu Rao and Working President Easwar B. Khandre.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Marathi actor, wife arrested for cheating Pune jeweller
Pune, June 19 (IANS) Hindi and Marathi actor-director Milind Ganesh Dastane and his wife Sayali have been arrested for allegedly cheating a Pune jeweller of Rs 25.6 lakh, police said here on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Rocketry - The Nambi Effect' shoot wrapped up
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The shooting for R. Madhavan's upcoming film "Rocketry - The Nambi Effect" has wrapped up. The actor says it was the most awesome film shoot for him.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
ALERT: All-party meeting on 'one nation, one election' begins
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2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,National,Politics
Zendaya on her role in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Actress Zendaya says it is important for her to show women who arent one-dimensional through her projects.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ed Sheeran collaborates with 22 artistes for new LP
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's new LP 'No.6 Collaborations Project features as many as 22 collaborators including the likes of Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Khalid and Eminem.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chennai water crisis hits construction sector
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) The water crisis in Chennai and in several other places in Tamil Nadu has affected the construction sector severely, said realty players.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Will discharge my duty impartially: Om Birla
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) BJP MP Om Birla on Wednesday thanked political parties for unanimously electing him the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha and pledged to discharge his duties without bias.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka Chopra's khaki shorts lead to troll trouble
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) It was a fashionable outing for Priyanka Chopra, but she became a target of trolls who took a dig at her decision to wear khaki shorts.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Rohit Sharma relying on 'cut' to stamp authority this WC
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma has been in imperious form in the ongoing World Cup, having scored 319 runs in the three matches that the Men in Blue have played so far.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Sunburn returns to Goa for year-end music fest
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Come December and electronic dance music festival Sunburn will return to Goa for the annual year-end music fest.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Desire to win more important than result: Suman Rao
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Suman Rao, who has won the Femina Miss India World 2019 title, believes in lending her voice to gender equality and says that more than the ultimate result, having the desire to win is very important to grow in life.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ALERT: Rahul to consider remaining as Congress President
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2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 200 services make Paytm India's only super app
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Digital payments leader Paytm provides over 200 services after the launch of its gaming platform, PaytmFirst Games.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
China donates security equipment to SL Parliament
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) China on Wednesday donated a batch of security equipment to the Sri Lankan Parliament to ensure the safety of the public and legislators following the April Easter suicide bombings in the island country.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Politics
One Nation, One Election is anti-federal: CPI-M
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday came out strongly against the 'One Nation, One Election' proposal, calling it "fundamentally anti-federal, anti-democratic" and striking at the root of the parliamentary democratic system.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Would've attended meeting if it was about EVMs: Mayawati
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said that she would have attended the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi if it was on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Pompeo unable to visit Sri Lanka: US Embassy
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be unable to visit Sri Lanka as previously announced due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts, the US Embassy said in a statement here on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Kriti Sanon joins Rahul Dholakia's thriller
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon has signed her next project -- Rahul Dholakia's yet untitled thriller.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
More than 70 mn forcibly displaced worldwide: UNHCR
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) The number of people fleeing violence, persecution and conflict in 2018 has exceeded 70 million globally - the highest number in the UN refugee agency's almost 70 years of operations.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Alcoholic monkey becomes Elon Musk's Twitter picture
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Carrying on with what seems to be his 'wild Tweet week', multi-billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has replaced his profile picture on Twitter with that of an alcoholic monkey.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Brazil draw with Venezuela in Copa America tie
Salvador (Brazil), June 19 (IANS) Hosts Brazil played a goalless draw with Venezuela in a Copa America clash here.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Searches at properties of sacked J&K Bank Chairman
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) A team of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday carried out searches at properties belonging to sacked J&K Bank chairman, Pervez Ahmad Nengroo.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Child deaths by AES continue; doctors, officials clueless
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Children have been dying in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) for over a fortnight, but doctors and heath officials are still in dark about the exact nature of the disease and precise cause of deaths.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Congress dissolves Karnataka unit, spares Gundu Rao
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A day after the Congress suspended its MLA R. Roshan Baig, the party on Wednesday dissolved the Karnataka Congress Committee, sparing state unit chief Dilip Gundu Rao and Working President Easwar Khandre.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to launch on August 7: Report
Seoul June 19 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to unleash its next generation Galaxy Note 10 on August 7 in Barclays Centre in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, USA.
2019-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
When Dilip Kumar asked Anupam Kher to 'relax'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says it was a pat on the shoulder from legendary actor Dilip Kumar during the shoot of their film "Karma" that made him feel that he had arrived.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Breast cancer raises heart disease risk
New York, June 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Drug to boost growth in kids with dwarfism shows promise
Melbourne, June 19 (IANS) A drug that helps regulate bone development has been found to boost growth rates in children with achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism, in a global trial.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Amethi celebrates Rahul Gandhi's birthday
Amethi, June 19 (IANS) Congressmen in Amethi and Sultanpur turned out in large numbers to celebrate Congress President Rahul Gandhi's 49th birthday on Wednesday and distributed sweets among children in slum dwellings.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Opposition slams Kerala government for NRI's suicide
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly on Wednesday slammed the ruling Left government after a Nigeria-based Keralite committed suicide after the government failed to give his business necessary sanctions under ease of doing business rules.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Doctors in Himachal continue with 'pen down' strike
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) The government doctors in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday continued with the two-hour 'pen down' strike over the failure to arrest an accused involved in assaulting and abusing a female doctor.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
PM introduces his Ministers to Parliament
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday introduced to the Lok Sabha his Council of Ministers, starting with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress-BJP fight over national anthem at Jaipur civic body
Jaipur, June 19 (IANS) With the new Congress government in Rajasthan having suspended the practice of playing the national anthem and the national song at the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) headquarters, a war of words has broken out between the city's Mayor Vishnu Lata and his predecessor Ashok Lahoti.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Remain the Congress chief, Gehlot tells Rahul
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday greeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his birthday and urged him to remain the party chief in the interests of the country and people.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Richa Chadha extends support to Pride Month
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has become a part of a special promotional initiative of the US Consulate here to extend support for the Pride Month in India.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Vijay Varma to star in 'Hurdang'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) "Gully Boy" actor Vijay Varma has been roped in for Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt's next directorial "Hurdang", a love story set in Prayagraj.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saiyami Kher to star in Anurag Kashyap's next
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actress Saiyami Kher has been roped in for filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's next directorial.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
This app turns your phone into robot
New York, June 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smartphone application that allows a user to easily programme any robot to perform a task, dramatically bringing down the costs of building and programming mobile robots.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) BJP MP from Rajasthan Om Birla was on Wednesday unanimously elected the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cause of disease that turns babies' lips blue identified
New York, June 19 (IANS) Using a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9, researchers have identified the cause and potential treatment for a rare, fatal disease that turns babies' lips and skin blue.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Anushka joins Kohli in England ahead of Afghanistan clash
London, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has joined her husband and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli ahead of India's clash against Afghanistan on Saturday in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Premium smartphone market collapses 8% in Q1 as Apple falls
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The global premium smartphone market has collapsed 8 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 as Apple shipments plummeted 20 per cent, a report by Counterpoint Research said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, India,Technology
Confident Bangladesh face in-form Australia (Preview)
Nottingham, June 19 (IANS) Buoyed by their emphatic win over West Indies, Bangladesh will be brimming with confidence when they face a stiff test against Australia in their crucial World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge, here on Thursday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Celebrations as Rahul turns 49, Modi greets him
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Less than a month after it suffered a humiliating electoral defeat, the Congress celebrated on Wednesday as its President Rahul Gandhi turned 49, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeting him too.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump officially launches re-election campaign veering between incumbent, insurgent (2nd Lead)
New York, June 19 (IANS) Veering between incumbent and insurgent, US President Donald Trump trumpeted the economic gains during his two years in office but also portrayed himself as an outsider as he hit out against the political establishment and the inquiries against him during the official launch of his 2020 re-election campaign.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bypoll to 2 RS seats: SC notice to EC on Gujarat Congress plea
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Election Commission (EC) on Gujarat Congress' plea seeking simultaneous poll to the two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Stoinis likely to make comeback against Bangladesh
Nottingham, June 19 (IANS) All-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who had to miss the last two World Cup games because of a side strain, could likely make a return to the Australian team for Thursday's clash against Bangladesh.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Congress to skip all-party meeting called by Modi
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi said on Wednesday that his party will not attend the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the 'one nation, one election' proposal.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Gulabo Sitabo' screams of diligent writing: Big B
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has started shooting for the "Gulabo Sitabo" here, says the film's script screams of diligent writing and enthusiastic preparation.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jaaved Jaaferi to lend voice for a new show
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi will lend his voice for an upcoming web series titled "Only for Singles".
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Amitabh delivers 14-minute take in one shot
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) There are reasons why Amitabh Bachchan is called Bollywood's Big B. The megastar, 76, delivered a 14-minute long take in one shot for "Chehre", leaving the crew in awe of his talent.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tahira Kashyap apologises for sitting on Buddha statue
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Writer-director Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, who was trolled on social media for sitting on a Buddha statue, has apologised for "unintentionally agonising a few people".
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ALERT: Congress to skip all party meeting called by Modi
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2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,National,Politics
Deepika shares frame with Kendall Jenner in NY
New York, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was all smiles as she posed with supermodel and reality TV star Kendall Jenner at a charity dinner here.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Now try virtual makeup while watching YouTube tutorials
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) With a new "Augmented Reality (AR) Beauty Try-On feature", Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube would now let users try on virtual make-up while watching tutorials in real time.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BJP's Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) BJP MP from Rajasthan Om Birla was elected unopposed as the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) BJP MP from Rajasthan Om Birla was elected the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha unopposed on Wednesday. He succeeds Sumitra Mahajan.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed
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2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ANC to participate in Yoga Day function
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The ANC will participate in the International Yoga Day functions to be held in Andaman and Nicobar Island on Thursday and Friday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Pakistan's 'heaviest' man shifted to hospital for treatment
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The "heaviest" man of Pakistan, who weighs over 330 kg, was shifted to a hospital in the city of Lahore for his treatment, authorities said.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Court monitored probe sought in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar incident
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Two people on Wednesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking a court-monitored investigation in Sunday's Mukherjee Nagar brawl between two tempo drivers and several police men.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Clashes erupt during anti-militancy operation in Anantnag
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Clashes erupted between stone pelting youths and the security forces on Wednesday during an anti-militancy operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bahwan CyberTek to rejig fintech business
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Information technology (IT) company Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) is planning to restructure its financial technology (fintech) vertical, including carving it out as a separate company to seek private equity investment, said a official on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
SC to hear PIL on AES outbreak on Monday
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking direction to the Centre to send a team of medical professionals to review and assist in preventing the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
8 killed, 10 injured in UP road accident
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh), June 19 (IANS) Eight persons, including two children, were killed and ten others injured in a road accident here.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC notice to EC on Gujarat Congress plea for bypoll to 2 RS seats
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Election Commission (EC) on a plea by the Gujarat Congress seeking simultaneous bypolls for the two Rajya Sabha seats from in the State.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
UP highways to have herbal plantations for clean air
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) The national and state highways in Uttar Pradesh will soon have clean and bacteria-free air as the Yogi Adityanath government is planning to plant herbal Ayurvedic plants along the highways in the state to improve air quality and also promote Ayurveda.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Two drug dealers arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Two drug dealers were arrested with 275 grams of brown sugar here, a Kolkata Police officer said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pyongyang visit to contribute to Korean Peninsula talks: Xi
Pyongyang, June 19 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping, in an op-ed published in an official North Korean newspaper on Wednesday, said his upcoming visit to Pyongyang will help achieve progress in the negotiations on the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization issue.
2019-06-19
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Yogi tightens hold on private universities in UP
L0ucknow, June 19 (IANS) All private universities in Uttar Pradesh will now have to give an undertaking to the government, saying that their campuses will not be allowed to be used for "any anti-national activity", a new ordinance says.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Salman Khan works towards 'being flexible'
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan is working out for making his strong body more flexible.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Only six! Lowest-ever total in Women's T20Is
Kigali (Rwanda), June 19 (IANS) Cricket fans on Tuesday were busy talking about star Afghanistan player Rashid Khan, who broke an ugly record against England by becoming the most expensive bowler in the World Cup history.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Rwanda,Sports,Cricket
Google Calendar suffers global outage
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Adding to the plethora of outages that apps from major tech giants have been suffering lately, Google's Calendar refused to work for over nearly three hours for users around the world.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Australian state legalizes euthanasia for the terminally ill
Melbourne, June 19 (IANS) Australia's state of Victoria on Wednesday became the first in the country to legalize euthanasia for the terminally ill as the law on voluntary assisted death (VAD) entered into force.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Republican Sena files complaint against Congress over LS poll claim
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Republican Sena has approached the Delhi Police complaining that some people tried to spread rumours that its party President Anandraj Ambedkar, grandson of B.R. Ambedkar, joined the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rahul Gandhi turns 49, Modi extends wishes
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday turned 49. Wishes poured in from political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
What is Inzamam doing in England, asks ex-Pakistan skipper
Lahore, June 19 (IANS) Following Pakistan's dismal performance in the ongoing World Cup so far, the country's former skipper Intikhab Alam has questioned the presence of chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq in England and said it was the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) mistake to allow him to stay in England at its expense.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
26 injured in Japan earthquake
Tokyo, June 19 (IANS) At least 26 people were injured after an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck Japan's northwestern region, causing landslides and power outages in some areas, authorities said on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Peru rally to beat Bolivia in Copa America
Rio de Janeiro, June 19 (IANS) Peru came from behind to clinch a 3-1 win over Bolivia and keep alive their hopes of progressing to the Copa America knockout stage.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Focus on remaining matches: PCB Chairman to Sarfaraz
Lahore, June 19 (IANS) Following the embarrassing defeat against India in the ongoing World Cup, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has told captain Sarfaraz Ahmed that they should focus on the remaining four matches of the tournament.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Xi, Trump hold telephone conversation
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping held a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Donald Trump at the latter's request.
2019-06-19
Category: International, China,Politics
Markets open on positive note
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bengal is in national centre-stage but for wrong news (Column: Political Calculus)
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen repeatedly said that for the development of the country, primary necessity is primary health and education services. If health is not given importance then a country or a nation cannot prosper. The backbone of a country is the development of these two.
2019-06-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Yuvraj seeks BCCI's permission to play in foreign T20 leagues
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has sought the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) permission to play in foreign T20 leagues, following his retirement from international cricket last week.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Australia unsure about prosecution of journalists
Canberra, June 19 (IANS) Australias Attorney General (AG) on Wednesday declared that he would be reluctant to authorise the prosecution of journalists after federal police raids earlier in June.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Trump formally launches 2020 re-election campaign
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida, and called on his supporters to deliver a metaphorical "earthquake" at the ballots against his Democratic Party rivals.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Didn't think I could produce innings like that: Morgan
Manchester, June 19 (IANS) England skipper Eoin Morgan was in beast mode against Afghanistan as he scored the fourth fastest World Cup century during his side's emphatic 150-run win at the Old Trafford.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Women's WC: Marta creates history with record 17th goal
Valenciennes (France), June 19 (IANS) Marta became the top scorer in the history of FIFA World Cups, including the men's tournament, after scoring her 17th overall goal in Brazil's 1-0 win against Italy in the Women's World Cup here.
2019-06-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Sharapova makes victorious return in Mallorca
Mallorca (Spain) June 19 (IANS) Maria Sharapova defeated Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia to make progress in the 2019 Mallorca Open.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Mallorca,Sports,Tennis
Acting US Defence Secretary quits as domestic violence reports surface
New York, June 19 (IANS) Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has quit as reports of a domestic violence incident from nearly nine years ago surfaced marring his chances for confirmation even as Washington readies for a possible confrontation with Iran.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
21 injured in Japan earthquake
Tokyo, June 19 (IANS) At least 21 people people were injured following a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan's northwestern coast overnight and caused a slight tsunami, officials announced on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Trump formally kicks off 2020 re-election campaign
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has formally kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Super sleuth, who interrogated Dawood Ibrahim, says don confessed to crime
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The super sleuth who interrogated India's most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim has finally penned a book revealing the don was an ordinary looking coward person, who confessed that he was involved in (organised) crime.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US stocks close higher amid trade hopes, Fed meeting
New York, June 19 (IANS) US stocks ended higher as hopes of easing trade tensions cheered on Wall Street ahead of the upcoming G20 Summit in Japan.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trump's choice for US Defence Secretary pulls out
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced his choice for Defence Secretary has withdrawn, shaking up the Pentagon at a time of rising Middle East tensions.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guterres backs 'self-policing' to fight hate speech
United Nations, June 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has backed "new forms of self-policing by social media platforms" and action by volunteer groups to fight hate speech spreading at "lightning speed" through digital media.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
US dollar edges up amid Federal Reserve meeting
New York, June 19 (IANS) The US dollar strengthened modestly against its major rivals in late trading on Tuesday amid the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UN launches plan of action on hate speech
United Nations, June 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday announced the launch of the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Karnataka Congress MLA Roshan Baig suspended
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) The Karnataka Congress suspended its senior legislator from Bengaluru R. Roshan Baig for anti-party activities, a party official said late Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Man held for sexually assaulting minor girl
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A 45-year-old man was arrested in outer Delhi's Bawana area for sexually assaulting a six-year-old minor girl, police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka Congress MLA Roshan Baig suspended
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) The Karnataka Congress suspended its senior legislator from Bengaluru R. Roshan Baig for anti-party activities, a party official said late Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Italy's next EU Commissioner to focus on jobs: Deputy PM
Rome, June 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy's new European Union Commissioner will concentrate on businesses and on employment, Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini vowed on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Girl molested in Gurugram metro station
Gurugram, June 19 (IANS) The Gurugram Police registered an FIR against an unknown youth for allegedly molesting a girl in Huda City Centre metro station on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four RBU departmental heads resign over 'racist slurs'
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In a sensational turn of events, four departmental heads of the Rabindra Bharati University have stepped down alleging racist slurs targeted against them by state's ruling Trinamool Congress students wing members.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Almost 700 dead, over 4,000 wounded in Tripoli clashes
Tripoli, June 19 (IANS/AKI) Scores of civilians are among at least 691 people killed and 4,012 injured in the battle for control of Tripoli since eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar began an assault on the Libyan capital in early April, according to the United Nations.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Minister of State for Home has become a joke: KCR
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday said that Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy has become a joke by stating that Hyderabad is a "safe zone for terrorists".
2019-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
No 'Italexit' from euro, says Italian PM
Rome, June 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy one of the staunchest believers in Europe and its exit from the single European currency is out of the question, Italy's populist Premier Giuseppe Conte said in an interview on Tuesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Former Miss India Universe chased and attacked in Kolkata, 7 held
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Seven persons were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly attacking former Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta here and vandalising the cab she was travelling in, a senior Kolkata Police officer said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TRS to continue issue-based support to NDA
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will extend issue-based support to the BJP-led NDA government as it did during the latter's previous term, party President and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Uttarakhand HC allows Guptas' wedding in Auli
Dehradun, June 18 (IANS) Amid environmental concerns over the Auli wedding extravaganza of the controversial NRI Gupta brothers' two sons, the Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday allowed the event on condition of a Rs 1.5 crore security deposit for compensating any damage at the pristine ski resort.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Haj Pilgrimage: SC asks Centre to respond to Haj tour operators' plea
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Federation of Haj Private Tour Operators (PTOs) of India moved the Supreme Court challenging the validity of a condition imposed on Haj Group Organisers (HGOs) to charge the additional quota of 10,000 seats, for the pilgrims to Mecca and Medina, on the rates of Haj Committee of India.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Big B feels Resul Pookutty gives him too much credit
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says Oscar-winning sound artiste Resul Pookutty gives him more credit than he deserves.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Atul Rai may lose his LS membership if he fails to take oath
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP from Ghosi Atul Rai, an accused in a rape case, may lose his membership if he fails to take oath within 60 sittings of the Lok Sabha.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parched Chennai will get drinking water, assures CM (2nd Lead)
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) With reservoirs supplying water to Chennai drying up and ground water levels plummeting in absence of rain, water has become scarce but the government is taking necessary steps to supply drinking water to people, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
PIL in SC seeks steps to check outbreak of AES
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking direction to the Centre to dispatch a team of medical professionals to review and assist in preventing the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TMC MLA, 12 councillors join BJP
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In another blow to Mamata Banerjees Trinamool Congress, an MLA from her party joined the BJP on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Union Minister Prahlad Patel's son arrested for assaulting duo
Narsinghpur (MP), June 18 (IANS) Union Minister Prahlad Patel's son was arrested along with six others on Tuesday for assault and opening fire during a fight.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England, Morgan break records to flatten Afghanistan
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) England and their captain Eoin Morgan re-wrote record books in a scintillating batting display to flatten Afghanistan by 150 runs in a World Cup clash here on Tuesday and to zoom to the top of the points table.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
SC agrees to hear plea on forest fires in Uttarakhand
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would hear, next week, a plea seeking urgent steps to protect forests and wildlife in Uttarakhand from wild fires.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Depressed man commits suicide in front of Metro
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A young man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in before a moving Delhi Metro train at the Civil Lines station, the police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt restores 'ration in kind' to defence officers in peace areas
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The government on Tuesday restored the proposal of 'ration in kind' to defence officers posted in peace areas.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Kenyan woman found dead in South Delhi
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A Kenyan national was allegedly killed by unidentified persons in South Delhi's Chattarpur Extension area, the police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISIC to participate in Indian Wheelchair Cricket Premiere League
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) on Tuesday said it will participate in the 2019 Indian Wheelchair Cricket Premiere League with its franchise of Delhi Superstar wheelchair cricket team.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Police-tempo driver clash in Delhi: Probe team questions 18 people
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Probing an attack on policemen by a tempo driver carrying a sword and his subsequent thrashing by police personnel in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar area on Sunday, a fact-finding team headed by Joint Commissioner Manish Kumar Aggarwal on Tuesday recorded statements of 15 people and questioned 18 others. The Crime Branch, too, is investigating the case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Cyclone Vayu crosses Gujarat coast, causes heavy rains
Ahmedabad, June 18 (IANS) After playing truant for a week, Cyclone Vayu went past the Kutch coast in Gujarat on Tuesday in a considerably weakened state, leaving moderate to heavy showers at several places with the mercury plummeting dramatically.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Environment/Wildlife
Colombia, Qatar eye moving closer to Copa America QF
Sao Paulo, June 18 (IANS) Colombia and Qatar national teams are set to square off here on Wednesday with an aim to move a step closer to qualifying for the 2019 Copa America quarters.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Won't allow thieves to stay in party, says Mamata amid defections
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A day after 12 Trinamool Congress councillors and an MLA switched over to the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed she does not want to keep "thieves" in her party, and asked those who are planning to leave to do so immediately so that fresh faces can take their places.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Real Madrid present young Brazilian Rodrygo to fans
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Real Madrid on Tuesday presented 18-year-old Brazilian forward Rodrygo Goes to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The youngster, actually signed a year ago, spent the last season on loan in Brazil to continue gaining experience, reports Xinhua news agency.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Industry concerns on e-commerce policy to be addressed: Goyal
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has assured Indian e-commerce players that their concerns regarding the draft e-commerce policy will be addressed and also asked them to send their concerns to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in the next 10 days.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Ahead of Union Budget, PM meets key Secretaries
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met the Finance Ministry Secretaries along with Secretaries of few other ministries and Niti Aayog CEO on suggestions and roadmap for the economy and the upcoming Union Budget 2019-2020.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
SAT stays SEBI's order barring NDTV promoters from key posts
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Securities Appellate Tribunal on Tuesday stayed the SEBI's order barring news channel NDTV's promoters - Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy - from holding any key managerial positions in the board or the management of NDTV.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Media
All steps underway for drinking water supply to Chennai: CM
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) With reservoirs supplying water to Chennai drying up and ground water levels plummeting in absence of rain, water has become scarce but the government is taking necessary steps to supply drinking water to people, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury: From street fighter to Congress leader in LS (Profile)
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Maverick, aggressive, and controversial, five-time MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has for long been considered the strongman of West Bengal's Murshidabad district, where he kept the Congress flag flying for decades, and won against all odds from Baharampur in the recent Lok Sabha polls.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Opposition accuses Maharashtra govt of leaking Budget
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Opposition parties staged a walkout and boycotted the presentation of the state Budget, accusing Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar of "leaking" it on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Maharashtra's please-all budget with deficit of Rs 20,293 cr
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) With an eye on the upcoming assembly elections, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Tuesday presented an additional please-all state budget with a revenue deficit of Rs 20,293 crore, which is considerably higher than last' year's shortfall of Rs 14,960 crore.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Goyal holds high-level review meeting with railway officials
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting with senior railway officials and asked them to work as a team to achieve ambitious targets set by the Railway Board and to turn the national transporter into one of the best railways in the world.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Bike Bot' scam: Suspects involve more high-profile people, say police
Greater Noida, June 18 (IANS) The Gautam Buddh Nagar police suspects involvement of high-profile persons in the alleged 'Bike Bot' ponzi scheme run by arrested BSP leader Sanjay Bhati and will seek his custody again for further questioning, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
French aviation, defence industries have chosen India: Envoy
Paris, June 18 (IANS) Describing itself as a "true partner", France on Tuesday said its aviation and defence industries have chosen India for investment and strengthening the strategic partnership which has "full political support".
2019-06-18
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Environment issues not justifiable: Rawat on Auli wedding
Dehradun, June 18 (IANS) Amidst environmental concerns over the impending wedding extravaganza of the controversial Gupta brothers' two sons in Auli, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday strongly defended the high profile marriage and said such issues were not justifiable.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SEBI allows exchanges to introduce futures on commodity indices
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Tuesday permitted stock exchanges with commodity derivative segment to introduce futures on commodity indices.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tamil Nadu CM assures on drinking water supply
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) With the water level in reservoirs across Tamil Nadu declining rapidly, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami here on Tuesday assured that necessary steps were being taken to ensure drinking water supply to people.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
'India's foreign trade needs tax sops, support for R&D'
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman prepares to present her first Union Budget on July 5, trade associations involved in import and export want the government to take several steps to boost India's cross border trade.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Argentina, Paraguay to meet in Copa America battle
Belo Horizonte (Brazil), June 18 (IANS) Argentina and Paraguay, who got off to rough starts at the 2019 Copa America, will square off later this week at Mireirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
ED attaches properties worth Rs 1,609 cr of Sidhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd in money laundering case
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has attached moveable properties worth Rs 1,609 crore belonging to the Sidhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd (SVLL) in its investigation into a bank fraud case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA questions jail inmates in Chennai
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday questioned inmates of Central Jail here in an effort to probe their links with the Easter Day serial bombings in Sri Lanka, officials said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Olialia Sky brings luxury air-charter services for corporate honchos in India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Business travel will soon be a luxurious experience for corporate honchos with an upmarket uber air-charter service landing into Indian airspace to service those who wish to travel in style.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
LS day-2: Owaisi counter BJP MPs slogan-by-slogan
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The second day of the 17th Lok Sabha was brought into sharp focus by slogans raised during the oath-taking ceremony of the new lawmakers.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha orders litchi test after encephalitis deaths in Bihar
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) In view of the rising encephalitis deaths in Bihar, Odisha government on Tuesday directed officials to collect samples of litchi being sold in the market and test it for any toxins affecting human health.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
India ready to host athletes from all countries: Government
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) After issues with hosting a few international sporting events in recent times, Union Sports Secretary Radhey Shyam Julaniya has written to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Narinder Batra, saying that they are looking forward to co-operating with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on hosting future international sporting events. The letter was also marked to IOC chief Thomas Bach.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Diplomacy
Sonia chairs meet of UPA leaders, allies on session strategy
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of leaders of constituent parties and other allies to discuss their floor plan during the Budget Session.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Heatwave kills 90 people in last 72 hours in Bihar
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Severe heatwave killed 12 more people in Bihar in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll over the past three days to 90, official said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Xi's North Korea visit has nothing to do with US: China
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) China on Tuesday dismissed the view that President Xi Jinping's North Korea visit this week was a signal to the US that Beijing could use its sway over Pyongyang as "leverage" in dealing with the US amid their escalating trade war.
2019-06-18
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
Four months after crash, Mirage pilot's family awaits probe findings
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) It has been four months since a Mirage 2000 fighter crashed in Bengaluru but the family of one of the two pilots killed in the incident still awaits closure as the Indian Air Force (IAF) is yet to share findings of the court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of accident.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Trump signals ease in trade tensions with China, global markets to gain
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Indian markets may gain on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump signalled easing of US-China trade tensions.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
2 killed, 5 injured in J&K river rafting accident
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Two people were killed and five others injured on Tuesday in a rafting accident in Lidder river in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam hill station.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anticipatory bail of Jharkhand legislator rejected in sexual harassment case
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) A court in Jharkhand rejected anticipatory bail of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator Pradeep Yadav in a sexual harassment case on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Jet shares ends 40% lower, 2 independent directors resign
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Jet Airways saw one of the worst days of its trading history on Tuesday as investors distanced themselves from the grounded airline after its lenders decided to initiate bankruptcy proceedings to recover dues.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Former Andhra MP Kothapalli Geetha joins BJP
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Kothapalli Geetha, the former YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) MP from Araku in Andhra Pradesh, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal BJP activist murdered, party blames Trinamool
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A BJP youth wing activist was on Tuesday killed in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district as post-poll violence continue to rock the state.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Supporters of BJP MP Birla celebrate his nomination as Lok Sabha Speaker
Jaipur, June 18 (IANS) Supporters of the BJP MP from Kota Om Birla gathered outside his house on Tuesday to celebrate his nomination as the Lok Sabha Speaker.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Sanjay Dutt dedicates 'Baba' to his late father
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt, who is venturing into Marathi cinema as a producer with "Baba", has dedicated the film to his late father and veteran actor Sunil Dutt.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sugar mills, distilleries under police scanner for links with 'hooch syndicates' (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As more than a hundred people died in 'poisonous hooch' tragedies in Uttar Pradesh during the past one year, a few sugar mills and distilleries have come under the scanner of the Special Task Force of the UP police. Working round the clock to bust 'killer syndicates' supplying cheap industrial alcohol to bootleggers and gangs involved in manufacturing of illicit liquor, STF has seized more than 10,000 litres of rectified spirit in raids across the state in the past one month.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mobile storytelling exciting, economical: Kiran Rao
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who has directed two 10-second short films for Facebook India, says shooting a film by a mobile camera and in a vertical frame makes storytelling exciting and inexpensive, especially for youngsters.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
10 injured in grenade attack in J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured in a grenade blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama town on Tuesday, police said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Quess hires Krish Seshadri to lead Monster operations
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Leading software services provider Quess Corporation on Tuesday said it had hired Krish Seshadri as Chief Executive of Monster, which it acquired in January 2018.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Yogi welcomes life term for 4 Ayodhya terror attack accused
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday welcomed the life imprisonment awarded to four accused in the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Film celebs back in action after beating illness
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Once Rishi Kapoor is back home after months of being in New York for treatment, he is likely to bounce back to action soon with a film co-starring Juhi Chawla. And he is not the only actor who has fought a serious illness like a warrior and set an inspirational example for fans to follow.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Two children killed in explosion in UP toilet
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) Two children were killed and one seriously injured in an explosion in a toilet here on Tuesday, police said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Barkha Bisht excited about her first historical show
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Barkha Bisht Sengupta, who has been roped in to play Tarini in the ongoing TV show "Chandragupta Maurya", says she is excited to experience the historical genre for the first time.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
HC directs clinic to continue stem cell treatment
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In an interim relief, the Delhi High Court has directed a private clinic to continue with the stem cell treatment being provided to the patients till its further orders.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra Assembly passes resolution on SCS
Amaravati, June 18 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the Centre to accord Special Category Status (SCS) to the state without any further delay.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Two injured in rafting accident in J&K's Lidder river
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Two persons were injured on Tuesday during a rafting competition in Lidder river in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam hill station.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre compulsorily retires 15 senior CBIC officials for misconduct
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Days after a dozen senior Income Tax officials were shown the door for alleged misconduct, the axe has now fallen on 15 senior revenue officials dealing with indirect taxes on charges ranging from demanding bribe and criminal conspiracy to financial impropriety, sources said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Morgan slams 4th fastest WC ton, hits most sixes in an ODI
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan on Tuesday created a new world record for maximum sixes in an ODI innings as he hit 17 sixes en route to his breathtaking 148 off just 71 balls against Afghanistan in their World Cup tie at Old Trafford. The previous record (16 sixes) was held jointly by Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Captain Morgan leads carnage as England post record 397/6
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) Afghanistan bowlers were smashed to all corners of Old Trafford as England captain Eoin Morgan's whirlwind innings of 148 helped his side post a mammoth 397/6 in their World Cup clash on Tuesday. Morgan's knock came off just 71 deliveries as he hit four fours and a record 17 sixes. The 32-year-old's century came off just 57 balls, thus making it the fourth fastest World Cup ton of all time and the fastest in this edition of the tournament.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
5 startups get Rs 35 lakh each in WhatsApp India contest
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Invest India on Tuesday picked 5 Indian startups who would receive nearly Rs 35 lakh ($50,000) each to further develop country-first products to solve real-life problems being faced by millions in the country.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HK chief's apology rejected, protest to continue
Hong Kong, June 18 (IANS) A civil rights organisation, coordinating demonstrations against a contentious extradition bill, on Tuesday rejected a public apology by Hong Kong's leader and announced that the protests would continue.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Two planets that could support life discovered
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Two exoplanets that have been discovered, which are warm similar to Earth and may have water, could be good candidates to support life, according to a study on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Science/Tech
2005 Ayodhya terror attack: Sequence of events
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday convicted four people in the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack on charges of criminal conspiracy and attempted murder and sentenced them to life imprisonment. One accused was, however, acquitted.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Terrorism
Its Kerala leader's son accused of rape, CPI-M says won't interfere
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) The CPI-M national leadership has washed its hands off Binoy Kodiyeri, son of its Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, against whom a rape case was filed last week.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Social media comments may hinder credibility of health professionals
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) For health professionals, posting a single negative comment on their Facebook profiles may hinder their credibility with current or potential clients, according to a study.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
China earthquake kills 13, injures 199
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) As many as 13 people were killed and 199 others injured in a 6-magnitude earthquake that hit China's Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Tuesday. The earthquake hit the Changning county at 10.55 p.m. on Monday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury named Congress leader in LS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was on Tuesday named as leader of Congress in Lok Sabha by UPA Chairperson and Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sexagenarian woman beaten to death with iron rod by son-in-law
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A 60-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her son-in-law with an iron rod in Rohini area of Delhi following a heated argument, police said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi court extends NIA custody of terror funding accused by 7 days
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to quiz Mohammad Arif Ghulambashir Dharampuria for seven days in connection with the Pakistan-based Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) terror funding case.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Two unidentified bodies recovered off Mumbai beaches
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Two bodies were retrieved from the Arabian Sea in two separate incidents off the Juhu and Versova beaches in the city's western suburbs on Tuesday, an official said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lukaku has to leave Manchester United, feels Martinez
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) For his own good, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku "has to leave" the Premier League giants, feels Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Rumours rife on Lampard's imminent move to Chelsea
London, June 18 (IANS) Rumours of Chelsea's desire to replace Maurizio Sarri with club legend Frank Lampard as head coach has been gaining steam since the end of the previous season. Lampard, who is Chelsea's all-time highest goal-scorer, nearly led Derby County to promotion to the Premier League in his very first season as manager before losing to Aston Villa in the playoff final.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Bollywood push for Hollywood franchises in India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bollywoods 'King Khan Shah Rukh Khan will be bringing the life of King Mufasa alive with his voice in the Hindi version of Jon Favreaus re-imagination of Disneys classic "The Lion King". It shows how Hollywood franchises are adding a Bollywood twist to get it going in India.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LG CNS, Microsoft to develop Cloud-based enterprise solutions
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) LG CNS Co. -- LG's IT service subsidiary -- has said that it has agreed with US tech behemoth Microsoft Corp. to collaborate on the development of Cloud-based enterprise solutions.
2019-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Sensex, Nifty end marginally higher, Jet ends 40% down
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Snapping a four-day losing streak, the benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty closed marginally higher on Tuesday after a choppy day of trade.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HMD Global moving all user data to Finland for security
Helsinki, June 18 (IANS) HMD Global, which makes and markets Nokia-branded phones, on Tuesday announced partnership with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud to move and store phone activation and performance data at the Google Cloud Region in Hamina, Finland for better protection.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Finland,Technology
Mamata to skip all-party meet, demands white paper on 'One Country, One Election'
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Indicating that she would skip the meeting of presidents of all political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to the Centre saying it should not go about "hurriedly" on a "sensitive and serious subject" like 'One Country, One Election'.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Samsung Display leads smartphone screen market in Q1
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) Samsung Display Co. maintained its dominant position in the global smartphone display market in the first quarter as more handset makers adopted OLED panels for their premium products, a market researcher has said.
2019-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary named Congress leader in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary was on Tuesday named as leader of Congress in Lok Sabha by UPA chairperson and Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi, party sources said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
12 missing as jeep plunges into river in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) At least 12 people are missing after a passenger jeep skidded off a mountain road and plunged into a river in Nepal's Humla district on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four Ayodhya terror attack conspirators get life sentences (2nd Lead)
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) Fourteen years after a terror attack on Ayodhya by Jaish-e-Mohammad operatives, a special court here on Tuesday convicted four of the accused in the conspiracy behind the attack and sentenced them to life imprisonment.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism
Afellay returns to PSV after eight-year hiatus
The Hague, June 18 (IANS) Ibrahim Afellay signed a one-year contract at Philips Sport Vereniging (PSV) on Tuesday, marking his return to the Dutch football club after eight years abroad.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Viewing sex offensive than violence baffles Abhay
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol, who has made his digital debut with "Chopsticks", feels censorship on the over-the-top (OTT) platforms would be a "futile exercise". He finds it baffling how sexuality is considered more offensive than violence as far as the OTT content is concerned.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP's Om Birla surprise pick as LS Speaker (4th Lead)
New Delhi/Jaipur, June 18 (IANS) Om Birla, BJPs two-time MP from Rajasthan, is the NDAs nominee for the post of Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha and is set to be elected on Wednesday, with at least 10 parties, including outside the BJP-led coalition, committing their support to his candidature.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab seeks Centre's help in foodgrain storage
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for permission to construct covered godowns for scientific storage of foodgrains to address the acute shortage of covered storage space in the state.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
ALERT: Behrampur MP Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary nominated as leader of Congress in LS
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2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI books Lawyers Collective, Anand Grover for FCRA violations
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday said it had registered a case against Mumbai-based NGO 'Lawyers Collective' and its President Anand Grover for alleged violation of the FCRA rules.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Avoid indecent representation of kids on TV: Ministry
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has advised private satellite television channels to represent children appropriately in dance-based reality shows.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi to meet party leaders on simultaneous polls
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding an all-party meeting on Wednesday to discuss "one nation, one election" among other key issues.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Owaisi takes oath amid 'Jai Shri Ram','Vande Mataram' chants
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Chants of "Jai Shri Ram" and "Vande Mataram" greeted All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday as he took oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha, and he responded with "Allahu Akbar".
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Centre asks Mizoram to deport back Myanmar refugees
Aizawl, June 18 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has asked the Mizoram government to immediately deport 220 Myanmarese nationals back to Myanmar, officials said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indo-Pak clash becomes most tweeted ODI match
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India maintained their dominance over arch-rivals Pakistan in World Cup history when the Virat Kohli-led team thrashed Pakistan by 89 runs at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday. It was for the seventh consecutive time in the history of the showpiece event when the Green Brigade failed to put up a show against the Men in Blue.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Four get life terms for Ayodhya terror attack conspiracy
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) Fourteen years after a terror attack on Ayodhya by Jaish-e-Mohammad operatives, a special court here on Tuesday convicted four of the accused in the conspiracy behind the attack and sentenced them to life imprisonment.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism
Jabra Evolve 65e: Decent but not worth your money
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Wirefree listening has its own perks and that's why the wireless earphones an earbuds are now in demand more than ever in India.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Dalrymple's book on East India Company launches in Sept
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bestselling historian and author William Dalrymple's latest book "The Anarchy", based on the rise of the East India Company, will release on September 10, publisher Bloomsbury announced on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
World's first 'Green concrete' trial begins in Sydney
Sydney, June 18 (IANS) In a world's first, 'green' concrete" which is made using industrial waste from coal-fired power stations and steel manufacturing is being used in a road trial in Sydney.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Replies in Goa Assembly delayed wilfully: Kavlekar
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Leader of the Opposition in the Goa Assembly Chandrakant Kavlekar, here on Tuesday, alleged that some departments wilfully delay replies to critical questions raised in the Assembly, depriving the Opposition opportunity to take on the treasury benches.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Chennaiyin play Minerva in AFC Cup group stage tie
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The 2019 AFC Cup group stage approaches its business end as table-toppers Chennaiyin FC (CFC) take on compatriots Minerva Punjab in the penultimate Group E game at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Football
32 Filipino crew of targeted tankers in Gulf of Oman 'safe'
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) The 32 Filipino crew members of the two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 who are now in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were safe and unharmed, the Philippine envoy said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
4 get life term in 2005 Ayodhya terror attack
Prayagraj, June 18 (IANS) A special court in Prayagraj on Tuesday convicted four accused in the conspiracy behind the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case that had caused death of two civilians, and sentenced them to life imprisonment.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism
In Birla Modi-Shah surprise again, forego seniority
Birla is a two-time Lok Sabha member from Kota in Rajasthan. His choice as the Speaker came as a surprise as the post is generally given to a leader who has substantial exposure of multiple terms in the lower house.
2019-06-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Camera traps to study snow leopards in Himachal's national park
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) In a first scientific study of its kind, the state Wildlife Department, in partnership with the Nature Conservation Foundation, is laying camera traps to study the elusive and highly endangered snow leopard in the alpine and high-altitude regions of the Great Himalayan National Park -- a Unesco World Heritage site.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook's digital currency 'Libra' coming in 2020
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) As the chorus grows to break up Facebook and regulators scramble to fix it over privacy violations, the social networking giant on Tuesday announced a digital wallet subsidiary called 'Calibra' that would launch Blockchain-powered cryptocurrency 'Libra' next year to help nearly one billion people globally who don't have a bank account but do have a mobile phone.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Himachal Pradesh makes GPS device must for trekkers
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday make it mandatory for trekkers to carry a GPS device to tackle any exigency.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Rajnath pays tribute to Army officer
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday paid tributes to Major Ketan Sharma, who died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district a day earlier.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
When Ranveer Singh hugged, consoled a Pakistan fan
London, June 18 (IANS) Ranveer Singh's on-field hug of Indian skipper Virat Kohli is not the only moment that created a social media frenzy. The Bollywood star also embraced a Pakistan fan and told him not be upset after his country's team lost to India in a ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match in Manchester.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Tennis ball cricket league ITCL from October 19
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The cricketing world is all set to witness a revolution in popular cricket as the first league of its kind -- Indian Tennis Cricket League (ITCL) -- which will be played with a tennis ball, gets underway at the D.Y. Patil stadium here from the October 19.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Mamata to skip meeting of presidents of political parties
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Indicating that she would skip the meeting of presidents of all political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to the Centre saying it should not go about "hurriedly" on a "sensitive and serious subject" like "one country and one election".
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Hypertension drug may slow down Alzheimer's in patients
London, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that a drug, called nilvadipine that is consumed as a pill to control hypertension, could also help patients combat Alzheimer's disease without affecting other parts of the brain.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Truecaller gets free Internet voice call feature
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) To facilitate high quality Internet calls, communication app Truecaller on Tuesday launched a new feature called "Truecaller Voice" for its 140 million daily active users globally, the company said in a statement.
2019-06-18
Category: International, India,National,Technology
29K Maha villages drought-hit: Water misuse on sportsfields must end, says activist
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) In the backdrop of a severe drought across large parts of Maharashtra with a delayed monsoon this year, a Bharatiya Janata Party activist on Tuesday raised concerns on the alleged huge misuse of water on various sportsfields, especially for cricket pitch maintenance.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
FIH Women's Series Finals: India hammer Fiji 11-0
Hiroshima, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Womens Hockey team qualified for the semi-final of the FIH Womens Series Finals as they hammered Fiji 11-0 in their third and last Pool A match here at the Hiroshima Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Kamal Nath may order probe into snooping by Shivraj government
Bhopal, June 18 (IANS) The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh appears set to order an investigation into the alleged snooping of politicians, bureaucrats and other officials during the erstwhile Shivraj Singh Chauhan government.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Himachal doctors protest against assault on female doctor
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) Government doctors across Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district on Tuesday observed a 'pen down' strike for two hours over the failure to arrest an accused involved in assaulting and abusing a female doctor posted in Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur's home constituency.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
17 killed in Indonesia boat capsize
Jakarta, June 18 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed after a passenger boat capsized off the waters of Indonesia's Java island, officials said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIT Madras developing new techniques for methane extraction
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) on Tuesday said its researcheers are developing new techniques for extracting methane from natural gas hydrates.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Iran will not go to war with any nation: Rouhani
Tehran, June 18 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday reaffirmed that his country does not seek war with any nation, but stressed that Tehran will come out as the ultimate winner of any warfare against it.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Sonia takes oath in Lok Sabha amid BJP barbs
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Congress leader and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday took oath as a Lok Sabha member as BJP backbenchers shouted slogans of "Jai Shri Ram" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai".
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
College students fall from bus roof in Chennai
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) A group of college students sitting on the roof of a city bus here in Tamil Nadu fell on to the road when the driver applied the brakes suddenly to avoid hitting a two-wheeler.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre compulsorily retires 15 senior CBIC officials for misconduct
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Within days of showing the door to a dozen senior Income Tax officials for alleged charges of misconduct, the axe has now fallen on 15 senior revenue officials dealing with indirect taxes on charges ranging from demanding bribe, criminal conspiracy to financial impropriety.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vidal, Tite support Neymar's return to Barcelona
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona's Chile international midfielder Arturo Vidal has lent his support to Brazilian international striker Neymar returning to play at the Camp Nou two years after leaving Barca to join Paris Saint Germain.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Khaleda gets six-month bail in defamation cases
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Tuesday granted a six-month bail to former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in two defamation cases filed against her.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BJP picks Om Birla for Lok Sabha Speaker, BJD backs (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday sprang a surprise by picking two-time Rajasthan member Om Birla as the NDA candidate for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post, and got the immediate backing of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I'm learning how to adjust to fame: Ali Wong (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) "Always Be My Maybe" star Ali Wong is appreciative about her rise to fame in showbiz, but feels it has been too fast. The American actress says it took her some time to adjust, and it is only now that she feels a bit settled.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LFW looks out for Circular Changemakers
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) will this year introduce 'Circular Changemakers', a programme to empower sustainability enterprises.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Apple will realease two iPhones with 5G: Report
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) One of the most truted source of Apple rumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the company would unveil 5G iPhones in 2020, while Qualcomm is still expected to be its primary supplier of 5G modems.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kerala UDF attempts peace in ally Kerala Congress (Mani)
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Top United Democratic Front (UDF) leaders on Tuesday met Kerala Congress (Mani) leader P.J.Joseph, who was side-stepped by Jose K.Mani to become the Chairman of the party on Sunday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Facebook says its digital currency 'Libra' coming in 2020
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Amid intense calls to break it down as the company has grown too big, Facebook on Tuesday announced its own digital wallet subsidiary called "Calibra" for its global cryptocurrency "Libra" which would be powered by Blockchain technology.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
OPPO becomes 3rd most trusted smartphone brand in India
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone player OPPO on Tuesday announced that the brand has secured third spot in the most trusted smartphone brand in India, according to a report by Mumbai-based analytics firm Trust Research Advisory (TRA).
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Indian jewels in focus at Christie's heritage auction
New York, June 18 (IANS) Ever since its announcement, Christie's upcoming auction -- "Maharajas and Mughal Magnificence" -- of Indian jewels, gemstones and decorative objects that span over 500 years, has been the talk of the art world and is expected to set some new records on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,National,Art/Culture/Books
Friend circle more predictive of your health than Fitbit
New York, June 18 (IANS) To get a better reading on your overall health and wellness, you should be better off looking at the strength and structure of your circle of friends, says a study.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nearly 50% of Japan's singles have no dating prospects: Survey
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) Nearly 50 per cent of singles in Japan who wish to get married are unable to find a suitable partner, with 61.4 per cent of the group stating they are not doing anything to change the situation, a government survey revealed on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
SA aim to keep semis hopes alive against Kiwis (Preview)
Birmingham, June 18 (IANS) After registering their first win of the ongoing World Cup against Afghanistan, South Africa will look to keep their hopes of qualifying for the semis alive when they face unbeaten New Zealand in their sixth fixture at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Arjun Tendulkar's pace too hot for Surrey 2nd XI opener
London, June 18 (IANS) Currently playing in the Second Eleven Championship for MCC Young Cricketers, 19-year-old Arjun Tendulkar impressed all as he took two wickets in their match against Surrey second XI on Monday. In fact, his delivery that dismissed Surrey second XI's opener Nathan Tilley has made cricket fans sit up and take note.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan, World Bank sign $918 million agreements
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan and the World Bank on Tuesday signed three loan agreements worth $918 million to help support revenue mobilisation and higher education development in the country.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Try some tech yoga this summer to stay fit
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) As the International Yoga Day approaches on June 21, there are several apps and online platforms to help yoga enthusiasts boost their health in the absence of a trained guide.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Networking wins over individual talent in work life
New York, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that balanced professional networks are more important than individual talent when it comes to high-risk decision making.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ailing Mulayam takes oath as Lok Sabha member
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Ailing and wheel-chair bound Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday took oath as a member of the Lok Sabha while seated in the opposition benches.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Shaadi Ke Patasey' a good family entertainer: Asrani
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Asrani, who will next be seen in "Shaadi Ke Patasey", says the comedy drama film is a good family entertainer which is a rarity in today's time.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brutal murder enrages mob to attack UP police post
Mathura, June 18 (IANS) Enraged over brutal murder and dismembering of the body of an elderly man here in Mathura district a mob has vandalised a police check-post and pelted stones forcing policemen to flee.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJD to support Om Birla for Lok Sabha Speaker's post
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will support Om Birla, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate nominated for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Prepared to handle any situation after working so hard: Shakib
Taunton, June 18 (IANS) Shakib Al Hasan was the star of the show as Bangladesh chased down West Indies' total of 321/8 with 51 balls to spare. After picking two wickets with the ball, he hit an unbeaten 124 off 99 balls as Bangladesh romped home with 7 wickets in the bag.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Avalanche kills mountaineer, injures 6 in Pakistan
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) A Pakistani montaineer was killed while six others, including foreigners, were injured when an avalanche hit an expedition team while they were scaling a 5,300-metre high peak in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC to hear on Wednesday Congress plea on Rajya Sabha bypolls
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by the Gujarat Congress seeking direction to the Election Commission (EC) to hold simultaneous polls for two Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat. The court has listed the matter for a hearing on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Orissa HC lawyers continue protest over judges' appointment
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Lawyers of the Orissa High Court on Tuesday continued to boycott the court of the Chief Justice and two other judges, expressing their dissatisfaction over the recommendations made by the Collegium for judges appointments.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Investors abandon Jet Airways, shares crash 52%
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Jet Airways shares lost over half of its value on Tuesday following its lenders' decision to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against the grounded airline.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HK chief issues 'most sincere' apology over extradition bill
Hong Kong, June 18 (IANS) Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday offered her "most sincere" apology over the handling of the now-suspended extradition bill, after thousands of people voiced their dissatisfaction over her and her administration's handling of the controversial legislation.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
The 'Game of Thrones' connection in an Indian show
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) It has been almost a month since "Game of Thrones" aired its final episode but it seems fans are still gripped by the show's fever.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Lakshya' clocks 15 years, Hrithik gets nostalgic
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) As "Lakshya" clocked 15 years of its release on Tuesday, its lead actor Hrithik Roshan said the film resonated with his phase of self discovery as an actor.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Mental...' is sensitive towards mental illness: Ekta
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Ekta Kapoor, producer of "Mental Hai Kya", says the film's title doesnt intend to offend or disregard anyones sentiments.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mohammed Amir requests fans not to cross line on social media
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In a game that was completely dominated by India, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir was the only bright spot as he returned figures of 3/47 from his 10 overs. And the loss has not gone down well with the Pakistan fans as they took to social media to express their displeasure. But Amir has requested them to not use bad words even though they are free to criticise the players.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Sawant laments delayed liberation of Goa from Portugal
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Goa, which was liberated from Portuguese colonial yoke in 1961, would have progressed more, if it had been liberated 15 years earlier along with the Indian mainland in 1947, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Sachin replies to ICC after Rohit's six is compared to his
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India vice-captain Rohit Sharma slashing Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali for a six over backward point in their clash at Old Trafford on Sunday had fans revisit the upper-cut played by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar off Shoaib Akhtar in Centurion in 2003. While there have been constant comparison between the two shots and who played it better, Tendulkar shared his take on the same.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Workers wasting too much time to figure out tasks at hand
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Employees worldwide spend more than 25 per cent of their time searching for the information they need to perform their jobs, and managers more than half of their time executing routine tasks, a new report said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Rain and one-sided contests have killed excitement of WC
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) When the International Cricket Council (ICC) had announced that the 2019 edition of the 50-over World Cup will be played in a round-robin format consisting of only the top 10 teams, a lot of questions were raised. After all, restricting an event like the World Cup to just 10 teams meant depriving some of the associate nations an opportunity to showcase their skills on the biggest platform.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Farmer gulps poison before minister for power connection
Buldhana (Maharashtra), June 18 (IANS) Upset over being denied an agricultural power connection in his fields since 1980, a farmer recently attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison in the presence of the Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
8 killed, 24 injured in road accident in UP
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) Eight persons were killed and more than 24 injured when a milk tanker hit a tractor trolley here.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nitish visits AES-hit Muzaffarpur, faces protests
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Hundreds of angry protesters staged a demonstration on Tuesday against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's visit to Muzaffarpur district, where 107 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
ATK sign Fiji striker Roy Krishna
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League champions ATK on Tuesday announced the signing of Fiji striker Roy Krishna for the upcoming football season.
2019-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ALERT: Jet Airways shares fell by 46% on BSE
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2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy
Civilian's body found near gunfight site in Anantnag
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) A civilian's body was found on Tuesday some distance away from Monday's gunfight site in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rajnath, Army chief to pay tribute to Army officer
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army chief General Bipin Rawat will on Tuesday pay their tributes to Major Ketan Sharma, who died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district a day earlier.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Top officials told to travel on trains frequently
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In a bid to get first-hand information from railway passengers, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav has asked all General Managers and other senior officials to travel by trains frequently.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Shah Faesal, Engineer Rashid announce pre-poll alliance
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Former IAS officer Shah Faesal and former MLA Engineer Rashid on Tuesday announced a pre-poll alliance to contest the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
US mulls rejoining UN tourism body to create more jobs
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US is exploring the possibility of rejoining the UN tourism body to create jobs for Americans and help promote tourist destinations in the country, the State Department said.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
'When They See Us': A series worth watching
Film: "When They See Us" on Netflix; Director: Ava DuVernay; Rating: *****(5 stars)
2019-06-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump threatens to begin deporting undocumented immigrants
Washington, June 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that immigration enforcement authorities would begin deporting millions of undocumented migrants from the country in the coming week.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Chile begin Copa title defence by trouncing Japan 4-0
Sao Paulo (Brazil) June 18 (IANS) Chile beat Japan 4-0 in their Group C opening match for the Copa America in Brazil, an excessive punishment for a Japanese team who showed flashes of good soccer and at times managed to dominate the tournament's reigning champion.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
SC declines urgent hearing of PIL on doctors' safety, security
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an urgent hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought safety and security of doctors, observing that the medicos have already called off their strike in West Bengal and other states.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Australia still searching for its best XI in WC
Nottingham, June 18 (IANS) Australia assistant coach Brad Haddin has conceded that they are still looking for their best combination of playing XI in the ongoing World Cup.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
My battle with obesity has been tough: Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor has opened up about his struggles with obesity and says it has been a tough journey for him.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India intimidates Pakistan: Waqar Younis
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former skipper Waqar Younis is of the view that the current Pakistan team get intimidated whenever they face arch-rivals India.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Poland's archival posters to be displayed in Delhi
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) An exhibition of archival posters from Poland's Poster Museum will open here for public on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Thousands to participate in Indian mission-led Yoga Day events in UAE
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) Thousands of residents will participate in events commemorating the fifth International Day of Yoga led by the Indian missions across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Salman takes his security team through 'highs, lows'
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan takes his fitness seriously. He made sure his security team helps him do that too.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Virat has changed the face of Indian cricket: Ranveer
London, June 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has praised star skipper Virat Kohli, saying he has changed the face of Indian cricket forever.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Have to bring our A-game against Australia: Shakib
Taunton (England), June 18 (IANS) Star Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan, who played a brilliant knock to guide his team to a record win against West Indies, has called on his teammates not to get complacent and bring out their A-game in their next World Cup fixture against Australia.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
36% firms can enforce data loss prevention in Cloud: Report
Santa Clara, June 18 (IANS) Only 36 per cent organisations said they could enforce data loss prevention in the Cloud and 33 per cent said they could control the collaboration settings that determine how their data is shared, a report by global cyber security firm McAfee said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Technology
4 soldiers lost in one day, as key Pulwama attack man killed (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Army on Tuesday killed yet another militant linked to the Pulwama attack that took away the lives of 40 CRPF troopers earlier this year. Despite losing four soldiers in past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army was successful in killing the Jaish man whose car was used in the February 14 attack.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Poor oral health escalates liver cancer risk
London, June 18 (IANS) Poor oral health is associated with a 75 per cent increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, a study suggests.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Om Birla to be NDA nominee for LS Speaker
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Om Birla of the the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), an MP from Rajasthan, will be the NDA nominee for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post, informed sources said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Imran Khan takes notice of journalist-Minister altercation
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the altercation between a journalist and Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry, his office has announced.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Ranchi gears up for International Yoga Day with PM Modi
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) Preparations are in full swing for International Yoga Day as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be joining the programme to be held here in Jharkhand on Friday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
JeM militant whose car was used in Pulwama attack, killed
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) The Jaish-e-Muhammad (LeT) militant whose car was used in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, was killed in a gunfight on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India's public Cloud services revenue to grow 24% in 2019
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Public Cloud services revenue in India is projected to a total $2.4 billion in 2019 -- an increase of 24.3 per cent from 2018, a new report by Gartner said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
Bharti AXA General premium income surges 29% to Rs 2,285 cr in FY19
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bharti AXA General Insurance on Tuesday said the company registered an increase of 29 per cent in its Gross Written Premium (GWP) to Rs 2,285 crore in the financial year 2018-19 from Rs 1,772 crore in 2017-18.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Microsoft's GitHub acquires collaboration tool firm
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) To review codes, Microsoft-owned GitHub has acquired a US-based start-up called Pull Panda that makes collaboration tools for software teams at an undisclosed amount.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Big B starts shooting for 'Gulabo Sitabo' in Lucknow
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for his upcoming film "Gulabo Sitabo", directed by Shoojit Sircar, here.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Will avenge Sarfaraz' loss on July 12: Boxer Amir Khan
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) After Pakistan's humiliating loss to India in their World Cup fixture, boxer Amir Khan has said that he would love to advice Sarfaraz Ahmed's team and even promised to avenge the defeat in his next bout against India's pro-boxer Neeraj Goyat.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'Sooryavanshi' will be life changing for Sikandar: Anupam
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher visited his son Sikandar on the sets of "Sooryavanshi", and said that the film will be life changing for him.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas' gets new release date
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol's son Karan's debut film "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas" will now hit the screens on September 20 instead of its initial release date of July 19.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Arizona wildfire spreads to over 37,000 acres
Washington, June 18 (IANS) A massive wildfire in the US state of Arizona has spread to 37,765 acres in 10 days with only 6 per cent containment so far, authorities said.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Om Birla to be NDA's nominee for LS Speaker post: Sources
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Om Birla, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Rajasthan, will be the NDA's nominee for Lok Sabha Speaker's post, sources said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US city to deploy 'RoboCop' to monitor public area
Washington, June 18 (IANS) A small US city near Los Angeles has announced that it will introduce a 'RoboCop' or a robot police to monitor public areas.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security,Technology
US stops aid to 3 Central American nations over immigrants
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US has stopped providing new funds to the three Central American nations of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, also known as the Northern Triangle governments, accusing their failure in managing the immigration issue, the State Department said.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Huawei laptops re-appear on Microsoft Store
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) After a month of disappearing from the Microsoft Store, laptops from Chinese technology player Huawei have made a comeback on the software giant's online store.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
PM must preach his MPs before guiding Opposition: Congress
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advice to the Opposition, saying his words were most of the time not implemented by his own party leaders.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Om Birla to be NDA's nominee for LS Speaker post: Sources
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Om Birla, the Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Rajasthan, will be the NDA's nominee for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post, sources said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress leaders held for trying to install Ambedkar bust in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Two senior Congress leaders and former MPs and their followers were arrested here on Tuesday when they tried to install a statue of B.R. Ambedkar.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cool Tuesday morning in Delhi, AQI improves
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) It was a cool and breezy Tuesday morning in the national capital following light rain in the past 24 hours, making the weather pleasant after a long spell of intense heat.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nitish visits AES hit Muzaffarpur, toll rises to 107
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited Muzaffarpur district, where 107 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) so far.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Apple's beta tvOS 13 gets Picture-in-Picture mode
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Apple has added the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode on the developer beta of Apple TV's operating system tvOS 13.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Auctioneer Sotheby's announces its acquistion for $3.7 bn
New York, June 18 (IANS) International auction house Sotheby's has made a formal announcement of its acquisition by French-Israeli telecommunications mogul Patrick Drahi for $3.7 billion.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Art/Culture/Books
Diversifying crops will mitigate climate impact in India: Study
New York, June 18 (IANS) Diversifying the crops in India can be an effective way to adapt its food-production systems to the growing influence of extreme climate change, said US researchers including Indian-origin.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Sarfaraz warns teammates of backlash at home
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, who is at the centre of a storm following an embarrassing defeat at India's hands, has warned his teammates of possible backlash back home if they fail to improve in the remaining matches in the ongoing World Cup.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Moon's crust hides early history of Sun: NASA scientists
Washington, June 18 (IANS) A team of astrophysicists, including one of Indian origin, has found that the Moon, where NASA will be sending astronauts by 2024, contains clues to the ancient mysteries of the Sun, which are crucial to understanding the development of life.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Mayawati slams Yogi for proposed power hike
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati has slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for proposing a hike in power tariff.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Few takers for Sanskrit as a subject in UP
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Even as the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is trying to promote Sanskrit in a big way by issuing press statements in this language, the number of students who wish to study it is falling alarmingly.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Sania Mirza, Veena Malik get into nasty Twitter spat after Pak loss
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Pakistans humiliating loss to India in their World Cup encounter at Old Trafford on Sunday hasnt gone down well with the fans and more than the result, the supporters have complained about the lack of intent. In fact, some fans also released photos of players like Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim and Wahab Riaz partying till late night on the eve of the game with Maliks wife Sania Mirza giving them company. This has seen a war of words between Pakistan actress Veena Malik and Mirza.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
WhatsApp maintains its stand on India's message traceability call
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday said it has nothing fresh to add to the Indian government's demand to trace the origin of messages on its platform as it "undermined the privacy of the people".
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Sensex, Nifty flat ahead of Fed policy meet
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Sensex on Tuesday opened marginally higher ahead of the US Federal Reserve policy meet.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Building collapses in Delhi, no casualties
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A three-storey building collapsed here on Tuesday, an official said, adding that there were reports of any casualties.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Agartala airport to be 3rd international airport in northeast
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) After Guwahati and Imphal, the Agartala airport is set to become the third international airport in the northeastern region by the end of this year or by early 2020, a Minister said here.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
CPI-M Kerala secretary's son accused of rape
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Fresh trouble has broken out for the ruling CPI-M in Kerala, after the Mumbai Police registered an FIR against state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's eldest son Binoy Kodiyeri.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Congress meets at Sonia's house to decide parliament strategy
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Congress leaders P. Chidambaram, K. Suresh, Anand Sharma, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jairam Ramesh and Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary met at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's residence on Tuesday to discuss the party's strategy in Parliament during the Budget Session.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Qureshi, Pompeo discuss bilateral ties, regional security
London, June 18 (IANS) Visiting Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a telephonic call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed bilateral relations and regional peace and security, according to a statement by the Pakistan High Commission here.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Sad, 20 yrs to Pak cricket and still clarify personal life: Shoaib
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Experienced batsman Shoaib Malik, who is drawing flak after Pakistan's embarrassing defeat to India, has lashed out at the country's media for claiming that he and other players were out partying and smoking sheesha hours before the crucial encounter in Manchester.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Man sentenced to jail for sharing Christchurch attack video
Wellington, June 18 (IANS) A new Zealand court on Tuesday sentenced a man to 21 months in prison for sharing the livestream video of the March 15 attacks at the two Christchurch mosques in which 51 people were killed.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
WhatsApp texts may help find missing tourist in Australia
Canberra, June 18 (IANS) Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is working with Australian authorities to help locate a missing Belgian backpacker who disappeared in May, officials said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Trump launching re-election campaign defiantly facing odds (News Analysis)
New York, June 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will formally launch his re-election campaign on Tuesday, defiantly facing the threats of impeachment but hoping to float to office again on his steadfast voter base, a good economy and an opposition that has yet to coalesce around a challenger.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Soldier, 2 militants killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier and two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police sources said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Holder blames batsmen for defeat against Bangladesh
Taunton (England), June 18 (IANS) West Indies captain Jason Holder admitted that his side didn't put enough runs and were probably 40-50 runs short against Bangladesh in the match which they lost by seven wickets on a batting-friendly wicket in Taunton.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
12 killed in China earthquake
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 125 others injured after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit China's Sichuan province, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
US to deploy 1,000 additional troops to Middle East
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US government will deploy about 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid the ongoing tensions with Iran, Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has announced.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
Ngidi declared fit for New Zealand clash
Birmingham, June 18 (IANS) Right-arm pacer Lungi Ngidi has confirmed that he is "100 per cent" fit for South Africa's next World Cup game against New Zealand to be played at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
FIH Women' Series Finals: India to take on Fiji
Hiroshima (Japan), June 18 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team, which started their campaign at the FIH Women's Series Finals with two impressive victories against Uruguay and Poland in their opening two matches of the tournament, will now be playing Fiji in their last Pool A encounter on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
India's population explosion: To surpass China's, be 10 times US' by 2050
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) The Earth will be home to some 9.7 billion people in 2050 and by 2100 the number will increase to 11 billion. India's population will surpass China's by 2027, and despite being one-third the size of the US will hold a population 10 times higher than America, the UN has announced.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Paris air show opens with Airbus advantage over Boeing
Paris (France) June 18 (IANS) The International Paris Air Show, the largest event of its kind in the world, opened at Le Bourget, north of the French capital, on Monday with an advantage for European aircraft manufacturer Airbus over US rival Boeing, which is going through a difficult stretch amid the crisis surrounding its premier jet, the 737 MAX.
2019-06-18
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
Senior police officer breaks down carrying son of martyred inspector
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) A heart rending picture of a senior police officer breaking down while carrying the son of martyred inspector, Arshad Khan went viral on the social media in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Gunfight starts in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) A gunfight started on Tuesday between holed up militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
EU grants FAO 15m euro for farmers in northern Iraq
Rome, June 18 (IANS/AKI) A 15 million euro European Union grant to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation will aid farmers in northern Iraq's Nineveh province - once the country's 'breadbasket' - recover from the damage to their livelihoods caused by devastating conflict and displacement, FAO said in a statement on Monday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy
Italy's next budget could be 'Trumpian' Salvini claims
Washington, 18 June (IANS/AKI) Italy's 2020 spending plans could be "Trumpian", Deputy Premier Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday during a visit to Washington, referring to US President Donald Trump.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
6 killed, 75 injured in China earthquake
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Six people were killed and another 75 were injured after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rattled China's Sichuan Province at 10:55 p.m. Monday (local time), according to local authorities.
2019-06-18
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Egypt's ousted President dies during trial
Cairo, June 18 (IANS) Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Italy 'biggest' European interlocutor for US-Salvini
Washington, June 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy is the "biggest" European country that the US could want dialogue with, far-right interior minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini told reporters during a visit to Washington on Monday.
2019-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
SPO commits suicide after killing wife
Jammu, June 18 (IANS) A special police officer (SPO) committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle after killing his wife in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, the police said.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa's three M's are priority of government: Sawant
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said the crucial three 'M's -- Mining, Mopa and Mhadei -- will remain priority issues for the state government.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Six ministers of Kamal Nath cabinet to be removed
Indore, June 18 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's Public Works Minister Sajjan Singh Verma on Monday confirmed the removal of six ministers from Chief Minister Kamal Nath-led state government.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
New police commissioner for Bengaluru in IPS officers' shake-up
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) In a major shake-up of IPS officers in Karnataka, the state government appointed Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar as the new Bengaluru Police Commissioner, an official notification said on Monday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
BJD backs Modi's pitch for simultaneous polls
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pitch for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections has been strongly backed by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), while some other opposition parties termed the suggestion as "impractical".
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Resolve issues with state, SC tells Kashi-Vishwanath corridor shop-owners
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday advised six shop-owners whose establishments fell on Varanasi's proposed Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, an ambitious project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and were to be demolished, to engage with the Uttar Pradesh government for adequate compensation.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
First-time MPs look to raise issues on big platform
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) First-time MPs, who were in Parliament on Monday on the first day of Budget session, looked happy with the opportunity to raise their issues on a platform that has wide political resonance.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hundreds of protesters surround Mukherjee Nagar police station, paramilitary deployed
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The paramilitary has been deployed in the Mukherjee Nagar police station and nearby areas as hundreds of protesters gathered around the police station demanding suspension of policemen allegedly involved in brutally beating up a Sikh driver and his son.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suspected explosive device found in Navi Mumbai
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) A suspected explosive device was found near a school in Kalamboli suburb in Navi Mumbai on Monday evening, police said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Bengal's week-long health services logjam over as doctors end strike (Roundup)
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal was withdrawn on Monday shortly after a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics from various medical colleges.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
World Food India to be held from Nov 1-4
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, said on Monday that the World Food India (WFI) 2019 will be held from November 1-4.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Shakib, Liton star as Bangladesh chase down 321 against Windies
Taunton, June 17 (IANS) Shakib Al Hasan underlined his class with a magnificent unbeaten hundred, his second on the bounce, as Bangladesh beat West Indies by seven wickets to register their second victory in the World Cup here on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Amarnath Yatra 2019 to be event-packed pilgrimage: Officials
Jammu, June 17 (IANS) There is a packed calendar for pilgrims in this year's Amarnath Yatra, the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department announced on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Nigerian arrested after trying to buy 450 kgs of 'ghee' with cloned debit card
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A Nigerian national was arrested by the Delhi Police on Monday after he tried to use a cloned debit card to purchase 450 kgs of 'ghee' worth Rs 2.25 lakh.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 labourers killed after falling from 10th floor of Delhi building
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Two labourers who were engaged in cleaning work at the high-rise Videocon Tower here died after falling from the 10th floor, police said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat RS seats: Congress moves SC against separate bypolls
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Gujarat Congress on Monday moved the Supreme Court against the Election Commission's (EC) decision to conduct separate bypolls for two Rajya Sabha seats in the state.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BJP, casino lobby trying to oust Goa Congress president: Official
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) The BJP along with the casino lobby in Goa is trying to oust state Congress chief Girish Chodankar in order to destabilise the opposition, a Goa Congress spokesperson said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Cloudy day, rains cool down Delhi, showers likely on Tuesday too
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) There was a huge relief for the people in Delhi and surrounding areas as mercury fell by several notches on Monday and the sky remained cloudy throughout the day while some places saw rain. Tuesday could also see rain.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
IAS/IPS cadre allocation case: SC seeks Centre's reply
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The dispute over the online form for the IAS and IPS cadre allocation policy has reached the Supreme Court again.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Set up President's third retreat in Shillong: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said he had suggested to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to add Shillong as the President of India's "third retreat location".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Sobha ranked India's top realty brand: Report
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Bengaluru-based Sobha Limited was ranked first in the Track2Realty brand ranking for the year 2018-19, followed by Embassy Group in the second position.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NRS breaks into celebrations as Mamata accepts demands
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Loud cheers, whistles, and claps greeted the announcement of withdrawal of the junior doctors' strike, as the protesting young medicos at NRS Hospital rejoiced at their victory after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accepted all their demands on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India to overtake China as world's most populous nation by 2027: UN
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India is projected to overtake China as the world's most populous country around 2027, a UN report said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
No amicable solution to vacant medical PG seats issue, SC told
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Monday informed the Supreme Court on Monday of its inability to "amicably" resolve the "stray vacancies" issue in connection with postgraduate medical courses in private medical colleges across the country. Nearly 450 seats are yet to be filled.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Junior doctors call off strike in Bengal
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal was called off on Monday following a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the representatives of the agitating medics.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rahul makes a shaky start in 17th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday had a shaky start in the 17th Lok Sabha as his absence in the first session of the new Lok Sabha was noticed and he also forgot to sign the Parliament register after taking his oath.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rains lash Uttarakhand, offer respite from heat
Dehradun, June 17 (IANS) Rains on Monday evening lashed Dehradun, Mussoorie and other areas of Uttarakhand, giving a much-needed respite from the summers.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
HC seeks Centre, NAT's response on plea challenging NEET 2019
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre and the National Testing Agency (NTA) to file their response on a plea challenging the 2019 National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Days after Pakistan alert, 9 soldiers injured in J&K IED attack (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Nine Indian Army troops suffered minor injuries after militants attacked their truck with an car-borne improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, officials said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian paddlers win two bronze at China J&C Open
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Indian paddlers gave another account of their abilities by winning two bronze medals in the China Junior & Cadet Open played at Taicang, China, late on Sunday night.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Low-profile Nadda rose from ABVP ranks (Profile)
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) Jagat Prakash Nadda (58), who has his roots in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliates, was on Monday appointed BJP's Working President, while Union Home Minister Amit Shah would continue to be the party President.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
AIIMS resident doctor manhandled, 2 detained
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A resident doctor of the AIIMS Trauma Centre working at the emergency ward was allegedly manhandled by attendants of a patient, resulting in his colleagues going on a strike till Tuesday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Railways, Railtel sign MoU to upgrade signalling system
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a bid to modernise its signalling system, the Indian Railways on Monday signed an MoU to upgrade it on four sections, an official release said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Lok Sabha members take oath in different languages
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Linguistic diversity was witnessed in the Lok Sabha as newly-elected MPs took their oaths in English as well as different Indian languages, including Sanskrit.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahul forgets to sign Parliament register after taking oath as MP
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday took the oath for his fourth consecutive term as a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha but forgot to sign the Parliament register.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Siddharth Roy Kapur happy to represent India at Shanghai film fest
Shanghai, June 17 (IANS) Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur is elated that he got a chance to represent India at the ongoing Shanghai International Film Festival.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Tera ban jaunga' has a strong melody: Tulsi Kumar
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Singer Tulsi Kumar says her new song "Tera ban jaunga" from the forthcoming film "Kabir Singh", has a strong melody.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
'India's outbound capital in commercial realty rises 92%'
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a sign of increasing attraction of the global market in comparison to India, outflow of capital from the country into commercial real estate market globally has surged significantly in the past one year, according to a recent report.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chennai hotels in a soup due to water crisis
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Facing severe water shortage and high vegetable prices, restaurants/hotels serving South Indian meals are mulling ways to tackle the situation, including stopping lunch meals, said an official of a hotel association.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Business/Economy
PCB denies rumours of players violating curfew
Lahore, June 17 (IANS) Pakistan cricketers did not violate curfew the day before the high-profile World Cup fixture against India, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Monday rubbishing rumours.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Waiting on pavement, eating leftovers ends as Bengal doctors call off strike
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Chirashri Bhattacharya's ordeal of having to constantly boost the morale of her ailing mother, with whom she spent six days on the pavement outise the NRS hospital waiting for treatment, ended on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Amit Shah to remain BJP chief, J.P. Nadda made Working President
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The BJP on Monday announced Jagat Prakash Nadda as its Working President, while Home Minister Amit Shah will continue to be the party President.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Junior doctors call off strike in West Bengal
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal was called off on Monday following a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India vows to shun 'blood diamonds'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) India on Monday assured the global community that it would reject 'blood diamonds' stained by even a single conflict, and would actively help in the evolution and transformation of the Kimberley Process (KP), transiting from 'conflict diamonds' to 'peace diamonds'.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Illegal arms supplier with 30 pistols held in Delhi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police claimed to have arrested an inter-state gun smuggler with 30 pistols, including 17 country-made ones, 10 magazines and 25 live ammunition, which were to be supplied to local criminals and gang members.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar minister on a sticky wicket for asking about cricket score at press meet
Patna, June 17 (IANS) Opposition leaders demanded the resignation of Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey on Monday for allegedly asking about the score during the World Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan, while he was at a press conference of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in Muzaffarpur district where nearly 100 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
1st round of applications for Tokyo Olympics torch relay opens
Tokyo, June 17 (IANS) Recruitment of torch relay runners for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opened on Monday for people of all genders and nationalities.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Asian qualifiers draw for 2022 FIFA World Cup next month
Kuala Lumpur, June 17 (IANS) Asia's top football teams will soon start their quest for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar as they would know their opponents in the Asian Qualifiers Round 2 when the schedules will be announced here next month.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Don't compare 'strikes' and match: Pakistan military spokesman
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Pakistan armed forces' media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Asif Ghafoor on Monday asked Indian Home Minister Amit Shah to not draw comparisons between Pakistan's cricket defeat to India and the two neighbours' border skirmishes.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
Thanks for support, but fight not over: IMA
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday thanked people for extending support to the doctors' strike in the country even as it asserted the fight was not over.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Penguin's Peppa Pig campaign encourages reading in kids
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Eight bookstores across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru are housing books on Peppa Pig, an animated character loved by children, throughout the month of June.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Major, militant killed, three soldiers injured in J&K gunfight (3rd Lead)
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) An Indian army major and a militant were killed and three soldiers including another major injured in a gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kohli wins hearts in Pakistan with sportsmanship
Manchester, June 17 (IANS) The much-hyped World Cup clash between India and Pakistan turned out to be a damp squib on Sunday with India romping home to a facile 89-run win (D/L method).
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
J.P.Nadda to be BJP working President: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The BJP on Monday announced Jagat Prakash Nadda as its Working President.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Auto fares in Delhi hiked by 18%
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Commuters in Delhi will have to pay more for their auto rides as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to hike auto fares in the national capital.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
CBI lookout notice in Amity student death case
Noida, June 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has issued a lookout circular against Sayan Roy, one of the accused in the mysterious death of Amity University student Justin John Xavier in 2009, said a senior official on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New entry system at Taj Mahal welcomed
Agra, June 17 (IANS) The tourism industry and conservationists have generally welcomed the new entry system with turnstile gates to regulate crowds at the Taj Mahal here which attracts more than seven million visitors annually.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
6-year-old Indian boy laid to rest in Dubai
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) Mohamed Farhan Faisal, 6, who died after being left behind alone in a bus for several hours in Dubai on Saturday, was laid to rest here.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ALERT: J.P. Nadda to be working president of BJP
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2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Nine soldiers injured in IED attack on army patrol in J&K
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Nine soldiers suffered minor injuries after militants attacked an army vehicle with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, officials said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UN human rights rapporteur for N Korea to visit Seoul
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN special rapporteur on the human rights in North Korea, on Monday began his sixth South Korea visit, aimed at meeting government representatives, defectors and activists.
2019-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Impasse to end as Mamata, doctors term meeting 'positive'
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal seemed headed for a resolution on Monday after a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics from various medical colleges, which was broadcast live on television.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Xi to begin two-day North Korea visit on Thursday
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea this week, becoming the country's first top leader in 14 years to make an official trip to its ally and reclusive country.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Goans should stop eating fish, it's formalin-laced: Ex-CM
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Adding to the raging controversy over formalin-laced fish being sold in Goa, Nationalist Congress Party MLA and former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao on Monday urged Goans to boycott eating fish during the monsoon months, claiming the fish imported into the state from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh were laced with formalin.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Prohibitory orders in Bihar's Gaya due to heat wave
Patna, June 17 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, authorities in Bihar's Gaya district on Monday imposed prohibitory orders as a preventive measure in view of the severe heat wave that claimed 31 lives so far, officials said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Yogi government to issue press releases in Sanskrit
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will now issue press releases in Sanskrit too, with the first such document issued on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: Auto fares in Delhi to go up from Tuesday
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2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Janhvi Kapoor shows off her belly dance moves
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor is setting the world of social media on fire with her belly dance moves.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NHRC notice to Centre, Bihar on child deaths by encephalitis
Patna, June 17 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued a notice to the Bihar government and the Union Health Ministry calling for a detailed report on the growing number child deaths caused by the encephalitis virus in the state's Muzaffarpur district.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Opposition uproar over Pragya Thakur's oath in LS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Opposition parties on Monday created ruckus in the Lok Sabha objecting to the prefix "Sadhvi" that Pragya Singh Thakur used with her name while taking oath as the newly elected member of the lower House.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra Opposition questions cabinet posts to non-MLAs
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Opposition parties in Maharashtra on Monday questioned the need for giving ministerial berths to senior leaders Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and Jaydutt Kshirsagar, who are not members of either house of the legislature.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
30 killed in Nigeria triple suicide attack
Abuja, June 17 (IANS) At least 30 people died and 42 were injured in a triple suicide attack in a restive area of northeastern Nigeria, officials said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Nigeria,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India makes commitment to shun 'blood diamonds'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) India on Monday assured the global community that it would reject "blood diamonds" stained by even a single conflict, and would actively help in the evolution and transformation of the Kimberley Process transiting from "conflict diamonds" to "peace diamonds".
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
After Commissioner's assurance, agitators call off protest in Mukherjee Nagar
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) After Delhi Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik promised on Monday to register cases against the policemen who allegedly thrashed a mini taxi driver and his son in the capital's Mukherjee Nagar area on Sunday, agitators at the Mukherjee Nagar police station decided to call off their protest.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Windies ride Hope show to post 321/8 against Bangaldesh
Taunton, June 17 (IANS) Shai Hope missed out on a hundred as West Indies failed to capitalise further on their good start to post 321/8 in 50 overs against Bangladesh in their World Cup clash on Monday. Hope scored 96 off 121 balls with the help of four fours and one six as he anchored the Windies' batting. But the highly-rated 25-year old holed out to Liton Das at deep backward square off Mustafizur Rahman who returned best figures of 3/59 in nine overs.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Odisha to get three more cyber police stations
Bhubaneswar, June 17 (IANS) Three more cyber police stations would be set up in Odisha to deal with the rising number of cyber crimes in the state, said an official here on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Technology
Vistara, GoAir launch summer offer
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Local carriers Vistara and GoAir on Monday launched sale of tickets offering an attractive deal for flyers. Many popular destinations such as Goa, Kolkata and Bengaluru are covered under the pre-monsoon sale.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Militants attack army convoy with IED in Pulwama
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Militants on Monday attacked an army convoy with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, barely four months after a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy killed 40 troopers in the same district.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India's trade outlook fragile due to tension with US: Report
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India's near-term trade outlook is fragile as its retaliatory tariffs on US products come amid a global slowdown, a report said.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bandhan Bank slashes microloan interest rate by 70 bps
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Bandhan Bank on Monday said it would reduce its microloan interest rate by 70 basis points (bps) to 17.95 per cent, which would be applicable to new disbursements from June 18.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
RBI won't hesitate on steps for financial stability: Governor (Lead, correcting para 1)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Assuring the crisis-hit NBFC sector will be monitored, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday said the central bank will not hesitate to take any required measure to maintain the financial stability of the economy.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi Police file FIR against cops for attack on driver
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Minutes after Delhi Police Commissioner promised to file a case against the policemen who had allegedly thrashed a mini taxi driver and his son in Mukherjee Nagar, the Delhi Police on Monday filed cases against the accused police officers as well as the driver and his son.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jose Mani's election as Kerala Congress-Mani chief stayed
Idukki (Kerala), June 17 (IANS) A court near here on Monday stayed the election of Jose K. Mani as the new Chairman of the Kerala Congress-Mani, the third-biggest constituent of the Congress-led United Democratic Front in the state.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
12 killed, 43 injured in Indonesia road accident
Jakarta, June 17 (IANS) Twelve people died and 43 others were injured in a traffic accident on the island of Java on Monday, officials said.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imposter posing as BSES official arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A gang of imposters posing as discom officials has been busted in the national capital and its leader arrested, Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES said on Monday.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
RBI won't hesitate on steps for financial stability: Governor
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Assuring the crisis-hit NBFC sector will be monitored, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said the central bank will not hesitate to take any required measure to maintain the financial stability of the economy.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Man killed in brawl over 'golgappas' in Jharkhand
Ranchi, June 17 (IANS) A man in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district was killed in a brawl over serving of 'golgappas' at a wedding reception.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
China rallies behind Hong Kong's embattled chief
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China on Monday rallied behind Hong Kong's beleaguered chief executive, facing a growing clamour for her resignation over the controversial extradition bill.
2019-06-17
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IndiGo prefers CFM over Pratt & Whitney for $20 bn engine order
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India's largest carrier IndiGo on Monday said it had placed an order worth $20 billion with CFM International for LEAP-1A engines to power 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fitch pegs India's growth at 6.6% in 2019-20
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Fitch Ratings on Monday saw India's growth for FY 2019-20 at 6.6 per cent and 7.1 per cent in 2021-22.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Narender, Priyanka Bhatt win 24-hour Stadium Run
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The gruelling fourth edition of the 24-hour Stadium Run, organised by NEB Sports, came to an exhilarating finish here with New Delhis Narender Ram winning in the mens category for the second consecutive year after covering a distance of 165.6 km.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata terms meeting with doctors 'positive', asks them to end impasse
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday termed the meeting with the striking junior doctors as "positive and productive" while the doctors said they were looking forward to withdraw the ongoing agitation following discussions with their colleagues at the hospitals.
2019-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
LS official calls out Dharmendra Pradhan to take oath, says 'sorry' later
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Lok Sabha Secretary General Snehlata Shrivastava made a faux pas on Monday by calling out the name of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to take oath as a member of the Lower House -- when he is a Rajya Sabha member.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indians catching up with best paddlers in the world: Sharath Kamal
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In August 2018, the Indian men's table tennis contingent won bronze at the Asian Games in Jakarta, thus ending a 60-year wait for a medal in the sport. India went on to win another bronze in the mixed doubles event when Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra beat Hong Kong's Ho Kwan Kit and Lee ho Chang.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Lenders to take Jet Airways to NCLT, revival hope gets bleaker
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The future of the grounded Jet Airways just got a shade bleaker on Monday with the lenders, led by State Bank of India (SBI), deciding to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against the airline after all attempts to rope in a buyer failed.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India fast-growing destination for squash: British coach
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A diminishing talent pool is possibly the biggest obstacle that a sport which is not among the most popular ones in a country can face. However, in case of squash in India, there is no dearth of talent or technically gifted players at the age-group levels, according to British coach Chris Ryder.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Purple, pink, orange: Adah flaunts three hair colours
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Adah Sharma, who is set to make her debut in the web space with a series titled "The Holiday", has got her hair coloured in three layers -- purple, pink and orange.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
ALERT: Mamata announces appointment of nodal officers in medical colleges to monitor security
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2019-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics