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SC sets aside HC order in ITC excise refund case
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has upheld the order passed by Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal and set aside the orders passed by the High Courts of Delhi and Madras in a case pertaining to appeal on excise duty refunds by ITC Limited.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Left, Congress slam Mamata for not raising NRC with PM
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left parties and the Congress have lashed out against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her comments that the issue of National Register of Citizens was not discussed during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Death toll in Andhra boat tragedy rises to 34
Rajahmundry, Sep 18 (IANS) Bodies of six more tourists were pulled out from Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Wednesday, taking the toll in Sunday's boat tragedy to 34, officials said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Help me change state name to 'Bangla': Mamata to Modi
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, after a spell of 15 months, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday amid speculation about the agenda for the meeting.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Snapchat introduces 3D Camera Mode
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Snapchat has announced a new 3D Camera Mode that will let users make and share images with diorama-like depth effects.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
China's cyberespionage group 'APT10' inches towards Southeast Asia
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Expanding spying attempts against organisations in Vietnam and Malaysia, Chinese-speaking cyberespionage group APT10 is now inching towards Southeast Asia, cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mahant accused of wrongful confinement of two youth
Visakhapatnam, Sep 18 (IANS) A resident of Visakhapatnam has alleged that his two nephews are under wrongful confinement of Mahant Sunder Das in Rajasthan.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Kohli surpasses Rohit as all-time leading run-scorer in T20s
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday got past his deputy Rohit Sharma as the leading run-scorer in T20 internationals after his unbeaten 72 helped India record a facile seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the second T20 international here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Youngsters showed character with the ball: Kohli
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli lauded the bowlers for restricting South Africa to 149/5 as India won by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series, in the second game here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Dhankhar seeks response from Assembly Secy on bill irregularities
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday sought response of the state assembly secretary to the contention of opposition parties that a bill on prevention of lynching circulated in the House was "not in consonance" with the one he had recommended for introduction in the assembly.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Guterres rules out UN involvement in Kashmir
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ruled out any direct involvement in resolving the Kashmir issue unless both India and Pakistan agreed to it.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Jaishankar to visit Finland as part of Europe outreach
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay an official three-day visit to Finland, which holds the current presidency of the European Parliament, as part of India's outreach to Europe.
2019-09-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
SC issues NBW against GB Nagar jail superintendent
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the Gautam Buddh Nagar district jail superintendent for releasing an accused whose bail had been cancelled.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Murder charges slapped again on Ansari's killers in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Jharkahnd Police here on Wednesday again slapped the murder charges on 11 accused arrested for thrashing and subsequent death of Tabrez Ansari.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Netanyahu set to lose majority in Israel polls
Jerusalem, Sep 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is projected to have failed to muster a majority in a tough election that saw a virtual tie between Netanyahu's right-wing bloc and a centre-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Ayodhya case: Historians hard pressed to wrap up in 6 weeks
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) "We were given only six weeks' time for the entire study. Pressure was being repeatedly exerted, so, we submitted our report without going through the excavation work done by B.B. Lal," said Suraj Bhan in his examination as an expert witness for Sunni Waqf Board before the Allahabad High Court.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Jamiat hails SC move to finish Ayodhya case hearing by Oct 18
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, a prominent Muslim organisation, has welcomed the Supreme Court decision to complete arguments in the Ayodhya case by October 18.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ballot papers are history now: CEC Arora
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Rejecting Maharashtra opposition parties' demand against use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the upcoming Assembly polls, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Sunil Arora said here on Wednesday, "ballot papers are history now."
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kerala cops look to beat the stress
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) With Kerala Police coming under attack from several quarters for their behaviour, state police chief Loknath Behra has come up with ways to beat the stress that the police officials are facing.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
2nd T20: Kohli stars as India register 7-wicket win over SA
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Virat Kohli slammed an unbeaten half century and took a stunning catch to lead from the front as India eased to a seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second T20 international here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Delhi Police launches new 'Tatpar' app
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police has launched a new app called 'Tatpar' which provides a range of integrated services with a single touch.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
AIIMS-Delhi donates Rs 93.89 lakh to Odisha
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi on Wednesday donated Rs 93.89 lakh to the Odisha Chief Minister's Relief Fund as assistance for cyclone Fani.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Riyadh claims Iran behind oil attacks as Trump tightens curbs
Riyadh/Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said the raid that damaged two of its oil facilities was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran", and showed what it claimed were the wreckage of drones and cruise missiles involved in the attack, even as US President Donald Trump ordered a major increase in sanctions on Tehran over Saturday's attack that has led to a spiral in global oil prices and sharply escalated tensions in the Persian Gulf.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pak denies overflight to PM Modi's plane
New Delhi/Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) India on Wednesday asked Pakistan to reflect on its decision to deviate from established international practice, after Islamabad refused to grant overflight to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aircraft over Kashmir.
2019-09-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Does BJP gets funding from spas in Delhi? DCW chief
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) After raiding a number of spa centres in Delhi, Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women on Wednesday asked the BJP if any of its leaders were troubled by the proceedings on the spa and whether the BJP in Delhi get its funding from these spas.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pausing of 400 accounts irks JSP chief, Twitter responds (2nd Lead)
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Suspension of as many as 400 Twitter accounts of the Jana Sena Party (JSP) supporters has evoked protest from JSP chief and popular actor Pawan Kalyan, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology
All illegal Delhi colonies to be legalised by March: BJP
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari here on Wednesday said the central government was keen to regularise all unauthorised colonies in the city-state within six months.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi Sahitya Kala Parishad to get new cultural centre
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday approved the construction of a new cultural complex for Sahitya Kala Parishad at Vikaspuri for performing arts.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tripura Congress Chief threatens to quit
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Upset over "interference" by AICC General Secretary In-Charge North East Luizinho Faleiro, party general secretary Pradyot Deb Barman has threatend to quit. The war triggered between the two is over the National Reigster for Citizens (NRC) issue.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Couple held for honey-trapping, duping man of Rs 4.60 lakh
Gurugram, Sep 18 (IANS) The Gurugram Police claims to have solved a case of cheating by 'honey trapping' a businessman of Rs over 4.60 lakh with the arrest of a couple -- Dipali Das and her partner Aswani Sharma, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akshay Kumar takes a ride on Mumbai Metro
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Akshay Kumar has shared a video on social media to tell fans about how he got stuck in a jam and decided to take the Mumbai Metro.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BMW should buy 'severely challenged' JLR: Analysts
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) German auto major BMW should acquire the financially challenged Jaguar Land Rover from Tata Motors, according to analysts with Sanford C. Bernstein.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pak points to India hand in case of missing armyman
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pointing to India, Pakistan on Wednesday said that the "involvement of hostile agencies cannot be ruled out" in the case of the disappearance of a former Pakistan Army officer who mysteriously went missing in Nepal in April 2017, days after a Pakistani military court sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav to death for alleged espionage.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Fans go gaga as Kohli, Jadeja pick blinders
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja came with two stunning pieces of fielding in consecutive overs in the second T20 match against South Africa here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
EU parliamentarians slam Pak over terror, rights violations
Brussels, Sep 18 (IANS) European parliamentarians Ryszard Czarnecki and Fulvio Martusciello and Indian-origin member Neena Gill have slammed Pakistan for harbouring terrorists and also spoken out against fellow EU parliamentarians for turning a blind eye to open rights violations by Pakistan.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Belgium,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Never sought to impose Hindi over regional languages: Shah
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid rising clamour against talks of making Hindi the common language of the country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah clarified in Ranchi on Wednesday that he never sought to impose it over regional languages.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
75-year-old commits suicide in Dwarka
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A 75-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his home in the Mohan Garden area of Dwarka.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vikram Bakshi barred from leaving the country
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Erstwhile McDonald's India partner Vikram Bakshi has been barred by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal from leaving the country.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kohli's catch, bowlers restrict South Africa to 149/5
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Virat Kohli took a stunning catch to pour cold water on Quinton de Kock's half century as India restricted South Africa to 149/5 in 20 overs in the second T20 international here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
SC reserves order on Centre's plea in Gautam Khaitan case
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra on Wednesday reserved order on the Centre's plea challenging a Delhi High Court order, which ruled that the black money law cannot have a retrospective effect, that is, it cannot be applied prior to April 1, 2016, as fixed by Parliament.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC notice to Centre on plea over Sardar Sarovar dam
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Narmada Control Authority on a plea filed by persons affected by submergence in Sardar Sarovar Dam.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Funny Akshay Kumar clip on traffic rules is a hit on social media
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) An old Akshay Kumar video, where the superstar takes the mickey out of a traffic violator is once again doing the rounds of social media, in this season about elaborate discussions of traffic laws.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Torture in custody: NHRC issues notice to Assam CS, DGP
Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Assam Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police to submit a detailed report on the alleged torture of three women inside a police station in the state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajnath to fly in LCA Tejas over Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will fly in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas over this tech hub on Thursday morning for a first-hand assessment of the 4th generation fighter, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
PMO, MHA ignorant of circumstances of SP Mukherjee death
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Syama Prasad Mukherjee, founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh that later re-emerged as the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), continues to be the guiding light for his followers decades after found dead under the mysterious circumstances.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pak refuses overflight to PM Modi's plane
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday refused to grant overflight to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aircraft due to India's removal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy
Expeditions inculcate sense of adventurism: HP Governor
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Wednesday said expeditions inculcate a sense of adventurism among the youth and helped enhancing their skills.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Expeditions inculcate sense of adventurism: HP Governor
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Wednesday said expeditions inculcate a sense of adventurism among the youth and helped enhancing their skills.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
UNSC adopts Afghan resolution sans China's OBOR reference
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) The Security Council has voted to extend the UN mission in Afghanistan after China backed down from a threat to veto it if it did not include a reference to its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
On birth anniversary, Mahatma to 'return to life' at UNESCO
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi is 'set to return to life' in the form of a hologram at UNESCO Paris to mark the International Day of Non Violence 2019. The life size 3D hologram will "address audience" to explain the Mahatma's philosophy in a life-like audio visual medium.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Custodial interrogation of MLA a must: Punjab court
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) A sessions court in Punjab on Wednesday refused relief to Lok Insaaf Party legislator Simarjit Singh Bains in the Deputy Commissioner altercation case, terming his behaviour "irresponsible, threatening and intimidating".
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala crime branch to probe security breach at Cochin Shipyard
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The theft discovered from India's first indigenously developed under-construction aircraft carrier in Kochi may not result in strategic threats, defence officials said here on Wednesday, even as Kerala police handed over investigation of the case to its crime branch on Monday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
India, US 'nearing' trade deal: Report
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, the two countries are "nearing a trade breakthrough", an influential publication, the Washington Examiner, has reported quoting US officials and industry "insiders".
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Gurugram Rapid Metro to continue ops till Sep 20
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) With the inking of a pact between Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to take over the Rapid Metro Rail in Gurugram, previous owning company Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon South Ltd on Wednesday said it was willing to continue for the time being.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Ayodhya case: SC says Hindus prayed to 'central dome' for its divinity
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Muslim parties that Hindus may have attached divinity to the central dome at the disputed structure in Ayodhya, and that they prayed to it.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Tehran vows to retaliate any anti-Iran move by US
Tehran, Sep 18 (IANS) Iran warned the US that it would retaliate against any attacks in the wake of strikes on the Saudi oil facilities over the weekend, the media reported on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
ISB 7th on Forbes' 'Best Business School 2019' list globally
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian School of Business (ISB) which has two campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali has secured seventh position globally in the Forbes' "Best Business Schools 2019" rankings, the ISB said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Children drop out of schools as child lifting rumours fly in UP
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) Reports on WhatsApp about child lifting that are linked to organ trade, have created panic in Banda district of the state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
OHRC seeks report from Odisha govt on anti-ragging measures
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has issued a notice to the state government seeking information on anti-ragging measures being taken at educational institutions.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
DCC to meet to decide telecom spectrum auction base prices
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Digital Communications Commission will meet on Thursday and is likely to finalise the prices for the upcoming spectrum auction, according to official sources here, who also said that in this regard the DCC is expected to adhere to the auction base price recommended by telecom regulator Trai.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pausing of 400 accounts irks Pawan, Twitter responds
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Suspension of as many as 400 Twitter accounts of the Jana Sena Party (JSP) supporters has evoked protest from JSP chief and popular actor Pawan Kalyan, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Panghal, Kaushik in semis at AIBA
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg) confirmed medals for India by entering the semi-finals at the AIBA Mens World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Wednesday. Panghal and Kaushik join Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishan, Shiva Thapa and Gaurav Bidhuri as the only other Indian boxers to have medalled at this prestigious event.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Trump names hostage mediator Robert O'Brien new NSA
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, a State Department official who has specialized in hostage issues, as his new National Security Adviser (NSA).
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Netanyahu 'falls short of governing majority'
Tel Aviv, Sep 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday appeared to fall short of a governing majority in the general election, raising doubts over whether he could maintain his decade-long grip on power.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
India U16 boys thrash Turkmenistan 5-0
Tashkent, Sep 18 (IANS) The India Under-16 boys' team marched on to yet another win, this time defeating Central Asian side Turkmenistan 5-0 in their opening match of the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers, Group B, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Uzbekistan,Sports,Football
Gokulam Kerala ropes in defender Dharmaraj Ravanan
Kozhikode, Sep 18 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC have signed seasoned defender Dharmaraj Ravanan for the upcoming I-League season. The arrival of the defender will be a major addition to the defensive line of the Malabarians, who are preparing for the I-League here.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
DMK suspends anti-Hindi protests on Governor's assurance
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's principal opposition DMK has decided to temporarily suspend its agitation against Union Home Minister Amit Shah's views on Hindi as the common language, DMK President M.K. Stalin said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Terror camps train youth in Pak's Punjab province
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Proscribed terror outfits have begun recruiting locals in Punjab province of Pakistan after India withdrew special status to Jammu and Kashmir, sources in the Indian Army said here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
OTT goes over the top with budget, ideas and scale
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) They have big stars, big ideas and now big money too! The world of over-the-top or OTT platforms might be designed for the small screens, but it is not at all small when it comes to budgets being allotted for the projects.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Rahul takes a jibe at PM's "Howdy Modi" event
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has poked fun at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming "Howdy Modi" event in Houston, the USA, where he will be addressing the Indian diaspora. Modi is also likely to share the stage with US President Donald Trump.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FM to review PSU banks' merger preparedness
New Delhi , Sep 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet the heads of PSU banks on Thursday to discuss merger-related issues and review their preparedness to execute the process within the stated timeline of April 1, 2020.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ghotki anti-Hindu riots a conspiracy: Imran
Peshawar, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said here on Wednesday the anti-Hindu violence in Ghotki town of the Sindh province was a "conspiracy" to sabotage his UN General Assembly address, where he would be raising the Kashmir issue.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
ECI deletes 2.16 lakh bogus voters in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has deleted 2.16 lakh bogus voters in Maharashtra and the process is on to strike off more such fake names, the state Congress was informed here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Stocks that defied the benchmark to hit life-time highs
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian equity markets, for the past three months, fell sharply after the Union Budget on July 5 failed to inspire confidence among domestic and foreign investors, worried over softening growth.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Strategic sale of BEML, NMDC unit accelerated (IANS EXCLUSIVE)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With a poor show so far on disinvestment, the government has identified a clutch of PSUs that would go on the block in the coming months even as it faces major challenges in the wake of FPI outflow and depressed investor sentiment.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Neha Dhupia shares first pic of daughter Mehr on social media
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Neha Dhupia has shared the first look of her daughter Mehr Dhupia Bedi on social media and fans are totally in love with the "cutie pie".
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TV players hail import duty scraping, to pass benefit to consumers
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The TV manufacturers and trade bodies on Wednesday welcomed the scraping of import duty on open cell LED TV panel, saying it would not only boost sales of TVs in the festive season but also allow brands to push sales for bigger TV sets. The TV players also announced to pass the benefits to the consumers.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Can't implement BCCI CoA's latest directives: Saurashtra
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has written to the Electoral Officer Varesh Sinha and made it clear that the association will not accept the directives sent by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Monday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Nakkash' wins two big awards at film fest in Boston
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Hindi film "Nakkash" has bagged two major awards at India International Film Festival of Boston (IIFFB). Filmmaker Zaigham Imam received the Best Director award, while the lead star Inaamulhaq was felicitaed with the Best Actor award.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SC expresses concern over lack of safety gear for sewer workers (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed concern over existence of untouchability and caste discrimination despite 70 years of Independence and pulled up the Centre and state governments for not providing protective gear to such workers.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Anu Malik 'never felt shy to ask for work'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer-composer Anu Malik says when he started off in showbiz, he was never ashamed to ask for work.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Shyam Ramsay carried horror film torch in B'wood': Vikram Bhatt
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who has carved a name as a horror filmmaker in recent times, is saddened by the demise of Shyam Ramsay, the man who made the Bollywood horror film a cult affair. The "Raaz" director feels the late filmmaker was innovative, and regaled his audiences with fabulous spooky cinema from time to time.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Biryani chain scions Raghib, Arsalan chargesheeted
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Kolkata police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the gruesome Jaguar accident case, charging prime accused Raghib Parwez, scion of the famous biryani maker Arsalan chain of restaurants, on various counts, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Medikabazaar offers 200 jobs to laid-off Zomato staff
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Over 500 people who were sacked by food delivery platform Zomato earlier this month have a saviour in Medikabazaar - an online B2B platform for medical supplies.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cabinet clears Rs 2,024 crore bonus for Railway staff
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a festive season bonanza, the Union Cabinet has approved bonus worth 78 days' wages for over 11 lakh Indian Railways employees.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
SC to frame guidelines on maintenance payment
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has decided to frame guidelines on payment of maintenance in matrimonial matters and appointed two senior advocates to assist the bench in this regard.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tulsi Kumar: Whatever I am today is because of my father
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) She is the voice behind songs like "Tum jo aaye", "Hum mar jayenge", "Soch na sake", and the latest hit, "Tera ban jaungi". Tulsi Kumar has been around for over 13 years now, and 2019, particularly, seems to be great with back-to-back hit songs in her kitty.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FM to review PSU banks' merger preparedness
New Delhi , Sep 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet the heads of PSU banks on Thursday to discuss merger-related issues and review their preparedness to execute the process within the stated timeline of April 1, 2020.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mamata meets Modi with sandesh, seeks his help
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Meeting the Prime Minister here on Wednesday after a 15-month gap amid heightened political speculations, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged Narendra Modi to revive certain stalled projects in the state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump names Robert O'Brien new US NSA
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, a State Department official who has specialized in hostage issues, as his new National Security Adviser.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gehlot govt plans 75% job reservation in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) After Andhra Pradesh, the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan is also planning to grant 75 per cent reservations for locals in private sector jobs.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Govt removes import duty on open cell LED TV panels
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Finance Ministry has abolished the import duty on open cell LED TV panels from 5 per cent to zero, meeting a long standing demand of the industry.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Imran inaugurates 24/7 Pak-Afghan Torkham border crossing
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday formally inaugurated the Pakistan-Afghanistan Torkham border crossing which will be operational round-the-clock with the aim to enhance trade between the two countries and to facilitate ease of business.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Trump orders 'substantial' new sanctions on Iran
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he has ordered "substantial" new sanctions on Iran, marking the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries following the attack on Saudi oil facilities.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
RJio tops subscription race in July; Airtel, VIL lose
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio continued its onward march in July adding the highest number of subscribers during the month, while the other major market players, Airtel and Vodafone Idea eroded their subscriber base.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Protests make BJP swear by Kannada over Hindi in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Vociferous protests by opposition parties and activists in Karnataka made the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government give primacy to Kannada after its National President Amit Shah favoured Hindi as one language across the country that sparked a controversy in the southern state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP Rajya Sabha MP flays law & order situation in Gujarat
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand Parimal Nathwani on Wednesday took to micro-blogging site Twitter to criticise Gujarat police for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sedition case: Court raps Delhi govt delaying prosecute sanctions
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi government over the delay in deciding the grant of sanctions to prosecute in the JNU sedition case.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Suspension of 400 Twitter handles irks Pawan Kalyan
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Suspension of as many as 400 Twitter accounts of the Jana Sena Party (JSP) supporters has evoked protest from party chief and popular actor Pawan Kalyan, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Jana Sena chief slams suspension of '400 Twitter accounts'
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Jana Sena Party (JSP) chief Pawan Kalyan who is at the centre of a campaign to "save Nallamalla forests" in Telangana on Wednesday alleged that 400 Twitter accounts belonging to his party's supporters were suspended.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology
Ayodhya case: SC says Hindus prayed to 'central dome' for its divinity
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Muslim parties that Hindus may have attached divinity to the central dome at the disputed structure in Ayodhya, and that they prayed to it.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Virat Kohli wins toss, decides to bowl against SA
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss in the second T20I against South Africa at the PCA Stadium and decided to bowl first.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Madirakshi Mundle: Mythological soaps can't show fiction
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Be it playing Sita in "Siya Ke Ram" or Maa Lakshmi in her latest serial "Jag Jaanani Maa Vaishnodevi: Kahani Mata Rani Ki", Madirakshi Mundle enjoys being a part of mythological shows.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Inflammatory, says Pak on Jaishankar's remark on PoK
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan has condemned Indian Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar's statement that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is a part of India and New Delhi will have its physical jurisdiction some day. Pakistan called the statement "inflammatory" and "irresponsible".
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Vinesh Phogat wins bronze at World C'ships, secures Oly spot
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhastan), Sep 18 (IANS) After becoming the first Indian wrestler to secure an Olympic quota for the 2020 Tokyo Games, Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday ended her medal drought at Wrestling World Championships by winning a bronze here.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Bronze for Vinesh Phogat as she wins first World C'ships medal, confirms Olympic quota for India
bbh/kr
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,
PPP stalwart Khursheed Shah arrested by NAB
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested senior PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah in a case regarding his alleged assets beyond means.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Apple first to use recycled rare earth materials in new iPhones
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Taking its commitment to save the environment to a brand new level, Apple has become the first company to use recycled rare earth materials in a key component in newly-launched iPhones.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
Delhi govt to pay CBSE exam fee of 3.14 lakh students
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to pay the CBSE examination fee of around 3.14 lakh Class X and XII students of the government schools from 2019-20. It is expected to cost the government Rs 57.20 crore a year.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Saudi oil attack tests international community: MBS
Riyadh, Sep 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman on Wednesday called the attack on major oil facilities in the Middle Eastern country "a real test of the international will" to face acts that threaten global stability.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Politics
Amit Shah to chair Northern Zonal Council meet this Friday
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah will be chairing the 29th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council (NZC) here to be hosted by the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Congressmen urge Trump to restore India as GSP beneficiary
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A group of 44 influential US Congressmen has urged the Donald Trump administration to reinstate India as a beneficiary nation under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade programme.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
10 injured as militants attack govt office in Afghanistan
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack targeting a government office complex in Jalalabad city of Afghanistans Nangarhar province on Wednesday, officials said.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Suniel Shetty helps Akshay Kharodia bag first film
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Akshay Kharodia will soon make his acting debut in Bollywood with "Kandy Twist", thanks to actor Suniel Shetty.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kuldeep & Nadeem put South Africa 'A' on the mat
Mysuru, Sep 18 (IANS) India 'A' spinners have put South Africa 'A' on the mat as the visitors ended the second day of the unofficial test on 159/5 on Wednesday -- still trailing by 258 runs with just five wickets in the bag.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Lawmakers take up safety of Hindus in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The security of Hindus and anti-HIndu riots in Ghotki and Umerkot districts of Sindh echoed in Pakistan's National Assembly during which some of the members expressed deep concern over the safety of minorities.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
TV players hail import duty scraping, to pass benefit to consumers
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The TV manufacturers and trade bodies on Wednesday welcomed the scraping of import duty on open cell LED TV panel, saying it would not only boost sales of TVs in the festive season but also allow brands to push sales for bigger TV sets. The TV players also announced to pass the benefits to the consumers.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Jaguar case: Raghib Parwez chargesheeted
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Kolkata police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the gruesome Jaguar accident case, charging prime accused Raghib Parwez, scion of the famous biryani maker Arsalan chain of restaurants, on various counts, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonam Kapoor: I like to play characters that represent real people
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who plays the lead role in the upcoming film, "The Zoya Factor", says that she finds imperfect and flawed characters more real than those inspirational picture-perfect characters that has been projected in Bollywood cinema for the longest time.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shah flags off Jan Ashirvad Yatra in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah flagged off the Jan Ashirvad Yatra to seek peoples' mandate in the Assembly polls, scheduled in November-December, in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand, here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
52 officers shifted in major J&K shake-up
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the government of Jammu and Kashmir transferred 52 officials across various departments on Wednesday. The transferred officials include two Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers while the rest belong to various cadre of the state's provincial services.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Memes on #WeMetOnTwitter set social media abuzz
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A new hashtag #WeMetOnTwitter is trending now with hilarious memes, jokes, and GIFs on social media platforms.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Steve Smith best since Don Bradman: Coach
Brisbane, Sep 18 (IANS) Steve Smiths formative coach Trent Woodhill feels that if the star Australian was playing for India, his technique would not be the focus of discussion as much as it is in Australia.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
#Memewars: Hrithik and Tiger's T-shirt war is on
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) It's a meme war between Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. The two actors were recently seen sporting T-shirts that take a dig at each others' films, to promote their upcoming film, "War".
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Doctors hail e-cigarettes ban, traders in shock
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With the Union Cabinet directing a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country with complete suspension of their manufacturing, import, export, distribution and storage, physicians welcomed the step while e-cigarette traders expressed shock and anger over the decision.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
On birth anniversary, Mahatma to 'return to life' at UNESCO
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi is 'set to return to life' in the form of a hologram at UNESCO Paris to mark the International Day of Non Violence 2019. The life size 3D hologram will "address audience" to explain the Mahatma's philosophy in a life-like audio visual medium.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bumrah has skill-set to succeed in India in Tests: Agarkar
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ever since making his Test debut in Cape Town in January 2018, Jasprit Bumrah has improved by leaps and bounds and has become an integral part of the Indian team across all formats, especially Test cricket. Bumrah has featured in 12 Test matches so far, in which he has scalped 62 wickets at an average of 19.24, thus becoming the linchpin of Indian bowling unit.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Estimated loss after 'Coolie No. 1' fire is around Rs 2.5cr: reports
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The estimated loss that the upcoming film "Coolie No. 1" incurred owing to a fire last week is anything between Rs 2 crore and Rs 2.5 crore, according to industry reports.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dhruv Shorey to lead Delhi in Vijay Hazare trophy
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Right-handed batsman Dhruv Shorey will lead the Delhi team in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy that will be played from September 24 to October 13.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vijaynagar ALG in Arunachal opened for military aircraft
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The resurfaced runway at the Vijaynagar Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh was opened for operations on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Indian men finish fifth, win gold in 1st Division
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian men's team finished fifth, its best ever results, after beating Hong Kong 3-1 in the ongoing 24th ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships at Yogyakarta on Wednesday. Concurrently, they also won gold in the 1st Division when they blanked Iran 3-0.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Himachal aims 100 pc transition to e-vehicles by 2030
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is aiming to achieve 100 per cent transition to electric vehicles by 2030 in alignment with the United Nation's sustainable development goals, an official said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
CITU continues strike against Muthoot Finance
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) The third round of conciliatory talks to end the over month-long strike called by a small section of employees of Muthoot Finance, a leading non-banking financial company, failed to break the deadlock on Wednesday as the rival parties stood their ground.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Amit Shah to address NRC convention in Kolkata on Oct 1
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address a citizens convention here on October 1 in his first trip to West Bengal after joining the union cabinet, a senior party leader said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Brother of Pak-Hindu girl found dead in hostel alleges murder
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) After a Pakistani-Hindu girl was found dead in her hostel room, her brother on Wednesday said she was murdered.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Govt bans e-cigarettes, ordinance likely by evening
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Hookah bars and e-cigarettes would now be out of reach for all with the Union cabinet clearing an ordinance to ban electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Congress alleges govt misusing LIC funds
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress party continued its tirade against the government on economic issues. In a fresh attack on the government, the party has alleged that current the government is misusing LIC funds.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Amit Shah to chair Northern Zonal Council meeting
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair the 29th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council here on September 20, it was announced on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Married CEOs more likely to support hiring of women
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Organisations led by married CEOs are more likely to support hiring and promotion of women, minorities and disabled employees, new research has found.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Panghal, Kaushik assure India of medals at Boxing Worlds
Yekaterinburg (Russia), Sep 18 (IANS) India's Manish Kaushik (63kg) and Amit Panghal (52kg) on Wednesday reached the semi-finals in their respective weight categories and thus assured themselves of a medal each at the ongoing men's World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Russia,Sports,Other Sports
Horror director Shyam Ramsay no more
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Shyam Ramsay, who made Bollywood horror a cult affair, died here on Wednesday. He was 67.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP attacks Digvijaya Singh for saffron clad rapist remark
Bhopal, Sep 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh was embroiled in a fresh controversy after he said here that some people wearing saffron robes are involved in rape cases. The BJP has taken strong exception to Singh's statement.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
ITC, Godfrey Phillips surge as govt bans e-cigarettes
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) ITC, Godfrey Phillips and other cigarette makers gained on the bourses as the government on Wednesday banned sale of e-cigarettes.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Adidas Yeezy debut in India in kids' sizes
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Sportgear giant Adidas in launching its Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cloud White and Citrin sneaker line for children and infants in India.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Police analysing ex-Andhra Speaker's phone calls data
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The Hyderabad police probing the suicide of former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao is analysing the data on the phone calls he made before ending his life on Monday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala HC seeks report on Palarivattom flyover
Kochi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday asked the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) to file a report on the Palarivattom flyover, closed 30 months after inauguration, and role of those involved in its construction.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Need to look beyond World T20 when developing young talent'
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said that India need to look beyond the upcoming World T20 when it comes to finding young talent and give them consistent runs in the senior squad.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Formula 2 driver Manuel Correa still in induced coma
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Formula 2 driver Juan Manuel Correa is still in intensive care in a state of induced coma after he was injured in an accident that killed French driver Anthoine Hubert.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Savarkar as PM could have averted partition: Sena
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) In a pre-election swipe, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said Pakistan would not have been created if the Hindutva protagonist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar had become the Prime Minister during partition.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ALERT: Defamation complaint filed against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh
an/rtp
2019-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Top Goa hoteliers urge GST cut on room tariff
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Top hoteliers and tourism industry stakeholders met Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel here on Wednesday and sought reduction in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on room tariff to help the state compete with international destinations like Thailand and Sri Lanka.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Celebrating motherhood while continuing with a life, career (Book Review)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) There are many challenges a working woman faces. But what are the three major obstacles to Working Motherhood that need to be weathered?
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Muslim family thrashed at Aligarh railway station
Aligarh, Sep 18 (IANS) A Muslim family, travelling from Kannauj to Aligarh for medical treatment, was attacked by a mob at the Aligarh railway station on Wednesday. The injured were admitted to the J.N. Medical College by the GRP personnel.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After Russia, US hints at oil for India on concessional terms
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The US may offer oil and gas to India on concessional terms from its own reserves to help the latter tide over any shortages arising from the drone attacks on Saudi Arabian Oil Company, or Aramco, that have caused the biggest-ever disruption in global crude oil supplies.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India would not be partitioned, if Savarkar was PM: Thackeray
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) In a pre-election swipe, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray said that Pakistan would not have been created if the Hindutva protagonist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar alias Veer Savarkar had become the Prime Minister at that time.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Virat Kohli to felicitate Daljit Singh before Mohali T20I
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) His services to Indian cricket is unparalleled and as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief curator Daljit Singh takes charge at the PCA Stadium in Mohali for one final time on Wednesday, he will be felicitated by the Indian team skipper Virat Kohli.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Teen climate activist tells US Congress to 'try harder'
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, has told the US politicians that they were not doing enough to combat climate change.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SC raps governments for lack of safety gear for manual scavengers
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Observing that caste discrimination continues to exist in society and criticising the deaths of people while involved in cleaning places like manholes and drains, the Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre and state governments for not providing protective gear to such workers.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kapil Dev to star in golf tournament in Pune
Pune, Sep 18 (IANS) The first season of the annual AVT Champions Tour Golf will see the commencement of the third leg of the tour at the Par 72 - 6700 Yards course of the Oxford Golf Resort in Pune on September 19-20. The AVT Champions Tour, co-sponsored by Incredible India, holds the unique distinction of being the only golf tour catering to 50 years old or above senior golfers in India.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
Huawei launches Atlas 900, world's fastest AI training cluster
Shanghai, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei on Wednesday released Atlas 900, the world's fastest Artificial Intelligence (AI) training cluster which would help to make technology more readily available for different fields of scientific research and business innovation.
2019-09-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Akash Vijayvargiya's 'Khalnayak' dance video goes viral
Indore, Sep 18 (IANS) A video of Akash Vijayvargiya, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and controversial son of BJP's national secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, is doing the rounds on social media in which Akash is seen dancing vigorously on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
PM has shown Pak its place by removing Art 370: Amit Shah
Jamtara (Jharkhand), Sep 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had shown Pakistan its place by abrogating the special status for Jammu and Kashmir and has also shown to the world that Kashmir is an inalienable part of India.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Air Asia to introduce flights from Tripura
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) After introducing flights from Guwahati (Assam) and Imphal (Manipur), low-cost carrier Air Asia will start operations from another northeastern state - Agartala (Tripura) - from next month, an AAI official said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
Hong Kong horse races cancelled amid protest threat
Hong Kong, Sep 18 (IANS) Hong Kong's Jockey Club called off races on Wednesday, just hours before the event was to start because of fears that protesters could compromise the safety of its staff, customers and horses.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Juncker: Possible no-deal Brexit remains palpable
Strasbourg, Sep 18 (IANS) The risk of a no-deal Brexit remains "palpable", EU Commission's President Jean-Claude Juncker told MEPs on Wednesday following a working lunch earlier this week with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.
2019-09-18
Category: International, France,Diplomacy,Politics
Nehru Memorial to execute mega project on India's borders (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) in New Delhi has been selected as the nodal agency to execute a project to compile the history of India's borders.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Paine played with broken thumb in 5th Ashes Test
Melbourne, Sep 18 (IANS) Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has revealed that he played with a broken thumb while Peter Siddle bowled with a hip injury for most of the final Ashes Test which England won to draw the five-match rubber last week.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Cabinet approves blanket ban on e-cigarettes
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a blanket ban on e-cigarettes in the country with complete suspension of its manufacturing, import, export, distribution and storage.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
IIT KGP team develops electric vehicle to battle pollution
Kharagpur/Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) While urban planners and transport authorities are working on plans to reduce vehicular pollution, IIT Kharagpur's new green vehicle 'DESHLA' has hit the roads and can be expected to pose a strong challenge to the current generation of three-wheeler autos and high-maintenance Totos.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Technology
Shubhankar, Gaganjeet, Chawrasia feature at BMW PGA Championship
Surrey, Sep 18 (IANS) One of the best fields of the year will be on display at the BMW PGA Championship as the tournament gets underway at the Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England for the fourth Rolex Series Event of the 2019 Race to Dubai. This will be the first counting tournament in the race to qualify for the 2020 European Ryder Cup Team.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Golf
Sony Alpha 7R IV full-frame mirrorless camera now in India
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Sony India on Wednesday refreshed its Alpha 7R series full-frame mirrorless camera line-up with Alpha 7R IV (model ILCE-7RM4) in India for Rs 299,990.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Top UP doctors booked for negligence after patient dies in queue
Kanpur, Sep 18 (IANS) Two leading cardiologist of Uttar Pradesh, and their subordinate staff have been booked under serious offence of Section 304 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for causing death of a patient, due to sheer negligence by the Kanpur police.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Govt, IBM join hands for Train-the-Trainer programme
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To train the trainers in AI, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and IBM have joined hands with the aim to train 10,000 faculty members from ITIs across India.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology
Katrina Kaif lookalike takes social media by storm
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif has a doppelganger, and fans on social media can't stop talking about the uncanny resemblance between the two.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indonesia raises minimum age for marriage
Jakarta, Sep 18 (IANS) Indonesian Parliament has raised the minimum age for women to marry to 19 in an effort to curtail child marriage in the country.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google Pixel 4's new 'coral' colour confirmed in Times Square ad
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) After weeks of leaks and speculations, Google just confirmed that it will launch a new coral coloured variant of Pixel 4 at an event in New York on October 15 through a huge banner ad at the iconic Times Square.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Govindacharya writes to SC on live streaming of Ayodhya cse
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) RSS ideologue Govindacharya has shot off a letter to the Supreme Court Secretary General about live streaming of the Ayodhya case in the apex court.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
UP Class 3 student stabs senior after trivial dispute
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a student of Class 4 in a local school was stabbed by his junior who is a Class 3 student, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata sends Modi sweets as CBI hunts for Rajeev Kumar
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The political circuit has been set abuzz with speculation about the real reason for Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's meeting here with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled for Wednesday at a time when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is trying to locate the former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to question him in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress to launch drive to get 5 crore members
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With a target of enrolling 5 crore members, the Congress is set to launch a nationwide drive from next month, an exercise which will be carried out digitally to check bogus membership that has been a major concern for the party.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Here's how fans reacted to Noah Centineo's blond beard
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Noah Centineo recently shared a snapshot of his new look, where he is seen sporting a beard that seems bleached.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Without RSS, there would be no Hindustan: New Raj BJP Chief (IANS Interview)
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Satish Poonia, the newly appointed BJP President of Rajasthan, is the first Jat leader in the state who has been given a task to lead the party when it is in opposition, and by-polls on two seats and civic and panchayat elections are approaching near. The leader has already served Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and has been party general secretary too. He is also the favourite of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Presently serving as Amer MLA, he knows about demographic, political and socio-economic challenges BJP faces in the state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Ekta Kapoor elated with 'Dream Girl' box-office run
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor is thrilled with the global response for "Dream Girl", and says actor Ayushmann Khurrana can pull off any role with ease.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Where is ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar?
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Is senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar supervising the legal duel with the CBI from his official residence 34, Park Street? Or is he keeping a close watch on the developments from some other safe house here after evading multiple summons from the central probe agency for appearing before investigators in connection with the Saradha scam probe?
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Big B draws ire for supporting Metro construction
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan received flak all through Wednesday morning for showing support for metro construction in Mumbai, at a time when people are protesting against the cutting of trees in Aarey forest for new rail lines to be laid.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Rajnath Singh's nod to document history of India's borders
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has formally approved a project to compile the history of India's borders.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Ayodhya: Mediation back, arguments to conclude by Oct 18
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel in the Ayodhya title dispute case is back in the reckoning, despite it failing to evolve a consensus among the various stakeholders earlier. The court has ruled that the mediation can continue till the arguments are concluded on October 18.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Doors are open if US wants to resume talks: Taliban
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) The Taliban have said that their "doors are open" in case US President Donald Trump wants to resume peace talks in the future, hours after two attacks claimed by the terror group killed 48 people in Afghanistan.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
China Open: Sindhu, Sai Praneeth through to 2nd round
Changzhou (China), Sep 18 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday cruised to the second round of the 2019 China Open with a straight-game win over Chinese Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui. In a match that lasted 34 minutes, Sindhu beat Li Xuerui 21-18, 21-12 to reach the second round where she will face either Thailand's Pompawee Chonchuwong or Canada's Michelle Li.
2019-09-18
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
New documentary on village split by India-Bangladesh fence
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Subimal Bhattacharjee, who had produced director Utpal Borpujari's documentary "Memories Of A Forgotten War", is coming up with "In Spite Of The Fence", a short documentary film made in a village called Mahadevpur part 3 in Katigorah block of Assam's Cachar district.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Risk weight cut on consumer loan is credit negative: Moody's
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Reserve Bank's (RBI) decision to reduce risk weighting on consumer loans is credit negative as it will encourage banks to increase their exposure to this loan segment at a time when credit risks are already increasing, said a report by Moody's Investors Service.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UP to upgrade secondary school exam system with AI-Bots
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to use Artificial Intelligence AI-bots to upgrade the examination system for secondary school education and make education free from corruption and negligence.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Technology
Mouni Roy's car damaged by falling rock at Metro rail site
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) A huge piece of rock fell on actress Mouni Roy's car at a Metro construction site mear the busy Juhu crossing on Wednesday morning, reportedly casuing damage to the vehicle.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mandy Moore returns to music after a decade
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Mandy Moore has released her first song in a decade. Titled "When I wasn't watching", the number is from her new album, the name of which is yet to be declared. The album is slated for release early next year.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dia Mirza to attend UN climate summit in New York
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza, who is also a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, will play a key role in an important UN conference this year.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Twinkle's post over cousin Karan's nipples has netizens in splits
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Author-producer Twinkle Khanna's cousin Karan Kapadia has posted a photograph with international filmmaker Christopher Nolan on Instagram. But more than Nolan and Karan, it was Karan's nipples which grabbed attention of everyone, especially Twinkle.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Armed forces in India most trusted, politicians least: Survey
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Over 70 per cent of Indians in urban areas find the armed forces the most trustworthy profession, while a majority of them are sceptical about politicians, according to a new survey.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
'Lord Of The Rings' series could have $1-billion budget
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Amazon Studios' upcoming "Lord Of The Rings" series will be shot in New Zealand.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Protests in Kasur over rape, murder of 3 minor boys
Lahore, Sep 18 (IANS) Protests erupted in Pakistan's Kasur on Wednesday, a day after the remains of three minor boys, whom the police said were murdered after being raped, were recovered in the city's Chunian tehsil, the media reported.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
UP BJP MLA makes derogatory remark on Nehru
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vikram Singh Saini, who represents the Khatauli assembly seat, has made an outrageous statement on India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, calling him "aiyaash" (immoral or philanderer).
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SC raps govt for not giving safety gear to manual scavengers
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Observing that caste discrimination still exists in society, and people involved in cleaning manholes, drains, etc. are dying, the Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre and State governments for not providing protective gear to them.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
U2 to wrap up 'Joshua Tree Tour' in India
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Irish rock band U2 has picked India to be the final stop for their acclaimed "U2: The Joshua Tree Tour".
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HRD Ministry launches schemes for technical institutes
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) on Wednesday launched new initiatives for technical education including giving weightage to feedback of students in evaluation of teachers and mentoring of 727 technical institutions by well performing institutes and retired faculty to enable them to achieve accreditation.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
PM Modi 'touched' by Anupam Kher's mother's wish on b'day
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi received wishes from around the globe on his 69th birthday on Tuesday. Among the numerous wishes one that particularly touched Modi ji was one coming from veteran actor Anupam Kher and his mother.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Early signs of type 2 diabetes can be seen in kids: Study
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that early signs of adulthood type 2 diabetes can be seen in children as young as 8 years old.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Will they believe me, if I end my life: Chinmayanand accuser
Shahjahanpur, Sep 18 (IANS) The law student, who has accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape and blackmail, has now questioned the delay on part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in arresting the accused.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shivpal will re-contest his seat if disqualified
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) Shivpal Singh Yadav, President of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL), has said that he is ready to seek re-election form his Jaswantnagar assembly seat if he is disqualified from the assembly.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sad that there can't be a common language in India: Rajinikanth
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Tamil actor Rajinikanth on Wednesday said a common language is important for any country for its development, growth and integrity but unfortunately such a thing cannot be brought in India.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Nongsiej sworn in as Meghalaya minister
Shillong, Sep 18 (IANS) Two-time United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator H. Brolding Nongsiej was sworn in as a cabinet minister in the Conrad Sangma-led Meghalaya government on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Kylie Jenner's latest Insta post sparks break-up rumours
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner's latest post has fans wondering if she and rapper Travis Scott (II) are headed for splitsville.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Chhichhore' will stand tall among my body of work: Tahir
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Director Nitesh Tiwari's latest directorial "Chhichhore" has earned over Rs 100 crore at the Indian box-office, and actor Tahir Raj Bhasin, who plays a sports champ named Derek, says the film will stand tall among his body of work.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lizzo apologises for accusing delivery girl of stealing food
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Rapper Lizzo has posted a public apology on social media for accusing a food delivery girl of stealing her food.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chat with Amazon Alexa in Hindi or Hinglish in India
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a bid to make deeper inroads in the Hindi-speaking population in India, Amazon on Wednesday brought Hindi and Hinglish capabilities to its voice assistant Alexa on the Echo family of voice-controlled smart speakers.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Sterling K. Brown to produce 'Everyday Insanity'
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Sterling K. Brown is backing the drama series "Everyday Insanity", which has been inspired by the life events of series creator Laura Bensick.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rise in dengue across Pak, most cases in Karachi
Karachi/Lahore, Sep 18 (IANS) Dengue cases are on the rise across Pakistan, with the most number of cases reported from Karachi.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Can sustainable be affordable too?
New Dehi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed has collaborated with athleisure brand Alcis Sports to launch a new range of sustainable sportswear called "ALCIS X NARI".
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Aamir's son Junaid joins sister Ira's debut directorial play
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan's son Junaid Khan will star in his sister Ira Khan's English play "Euripides' Medea", which marks her directorial debut.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Timothy Olyphant joins 'Fargo' cast in season 4
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Timothy Olyphant will be entering the "Fargo" universe in the fourth season.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vivek wishes luck to Abhishek for 'The Big Bull'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi took to social media and wish the very best to actor Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and director Kookie Gulati for their upcoming film "The Big Bull".
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Realme X2 with 32MP selfie camera to launch on Sept 24
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme is all set to launch its new smartphone 'Realme X2' with a 32MP front-facing camera on September 24 in China.
2019-09-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Samsung Galaxy Fold selling for $4,856 in Hong Kong: Report
Hong Kong, Sep 18 (IANS) The recently-launched Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone is being sold by resellers in Hong Kong for HK$38,000 ($4,856) which is more than double the actual retail price of the device which is $2,000.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology
NGA remembers photographer Robert Frank
Washington, Sep 18 (IANSlife) The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC on Tuesday opened a special memorial exhibition of five works of Swiss-born American photographer Robert Frank, who died at age 94 last week.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Exclusivity in Indian fashion hurts business
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Exclusivity in Indian fashion has worked to the disadvantage of the country's apparel industry keeping it from achieving its full potential, says Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President and Head of Fashion, IMG Reliance, the organiser of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), which completed two decades this year.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Biden leads Democratic presidential race in new poll
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Former US Vice President Joe Biden is leading the Democratic primary of the 2020 presidential election, trailed by Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts in the second place, according to a national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ready for the festive days?
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) The festival season is just around the corner and it's time to get cued in to the trend alerts before you start shopping. Designer Avvantika S. Parwani shares some tips:
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Make-up tips to suit your face shape
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Some idea of basic face structures and shapes can be helpful while applying make-up. Not every kind of make-up suit every face. It is important to know about what suits which face type and in the right balance. Use of correct techniques and tools can help achieve the best results. Here's what goes well with the most common face shapes.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Power Sportz bags international excellence award in Dubai
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) In recognition of its work in the field of digital journalism, a web-based sports channel from India, Power Sportz, has become one of the winners of the "India International Excellence Awards".
2019-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Sports
Google to launch Pixel 4 in coral colour with Times Square ad
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) After weeks of leaks and speculations, Google just confirmed that it will launch a new coral coloured variant of Pixel 4 at an event in New York on October 15 through a huge banner ad at the iconic Times Square.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
The future of Cloud is autonomous: Oracle CEO
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) The future of Cloud is autonomous for enterprises and Oracle is working to integrate all of its products on one Cloud-based infrastructure, the company's CEO Safra Catz has said.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Woman, 2 others arrested for killing her live-in partner
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi police have arrested a Nepali origin woman and two others from the national capital in a case pertaining to the murder of a Nepalese man.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Film on Barbie Doll inventor in the works
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) A biopic about the life of Barbie doll inventor Ruth Handler is in the works,
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' trends because fans don't want the film
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) #BhoolBhulaiyaa2 is trending on Twitter since Wednesday morning but for the wrong reasons. Netizens feel Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani, who have been cast in the sequel, will not be able to do justice to the magic created by Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan in the original film, released 12 years ago. In fact, most said they dont want a sequel to the 2007 horror-comedy to happen.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US teen threatens to shoot '400 people for fun', charged
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A teenager in the US state of Oklahoma has been arrested with a rifle after she allegedly threatened to shoot "400 people for fun", including some at her former high school, authorities said.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Feeling depressed? This Chinese game may be the answer
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) When it comes to reducing depression risk among middle-aged and older adults in China, playing a game of mahjong may be the answer, according to new research.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tinder working on its own streaming series: Report
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Location-based dating service major Tinder has become the latest app to contemplate entering original video content as it works on its own streaming series as the battle for eyeballs heats up.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
IIT Kharagpur researchers generate power from wet textiles
Kharagpur/Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers from IIT Kharagpur have developed a unique approach of generating electricity from clothes drying in natural ambience, which is otherwise a part and parcel of daily life, according to the premier institute.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Technology
Now Goa gets music video dedicated to potholed roads
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) The pothole menace, which has dominated Goa's political and social discourse throughout the monsoon this year, now has a music video dedicated to them.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Google search adds key moments for videos
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) US based search engine giant Google has added 'key moments for videos' in search, to highlight the most relevant parts of longer videos, based on timestamps provided by the video creators.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Deepika tags Ranveer in funny relationship meme
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone has tagged husband Ranveer Singh in a hilarious relationship meme, and the Bollywood's livewire actor coyuldn't resist replying.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Girl band Little Mix slams news broadcaster for trolling them
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) The iconic girl band Little Mix slammed news broadcaster Piers Morgan after he trolled them for their song "Strip".
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jamie Bell in talks to star in 'Without Remorse'
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Jamie Bell might join actor Michael B. Jordan in the adaptation of "Without Remorse".
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NZ PM welcomes Facebook's action against extremism
Wellington, Sep 18 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday welcomed Facebook's initiative on technology improvement and policy shift to prevent the harm of social media.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Terrorism
S. Korea removes Japan from preferred trade partner list
Seoul, Sep 18 (IANS) South Korea on Wednesday officially removed Japan from its list of preferred trading partners, in a latest development in the conflict between the two neighbours in view of their historical differences.
2019-09-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Himachal apples economy comes under the weather
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Climate change has literally brought under the weather the Rs 3,500-crore fruit economy of Himachal Pradesh.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Plea on restoring internet facilities in J&K hospitals in SC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A plea seeking directions to the Centre for restoration of internet facilities in hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir was mentioned for early hearing before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
PCB loses millions due to irregularities in first two PSL editions
Lahore, Sep 18 (IANS) Massive irregularities that resulted in the loss of millions of rupees for Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have been found in the first two editions of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
13 die in Bihar lightning strikes
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 13 people, including women and children, were killed and nearly half a dozen injured in incidents of lightning strikes across Bihar in last 24 hours, an official said here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Salma Hayek 'cannot believe' she's working with Kit Harington
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek says she cannot believe that she is working with the "Game Of Thrones" star Kit Harington in the upcoming Marvel Studios project "The Eternals".
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pa Pa Ya: Haven for dimsum lovers (Food Review)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) It claims to have the "world's largest dimsum collection". Pa Pa Ya at Select CityWalk in Saket could be just another restaurant promising authentic Asian flavours, if not for the grand claim.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
JNU sedition case: Kejriwal government still undecided
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday filed its reply in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Netanyahu vows to form new government
Tel Aviv, Sep 18 (IANS) Israel's incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech to supporters early on Wednesday following the general election in the Middle Eastern country in which he vowed to build a new ruling coalition and said the next government could not depend on Arab parties.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Ram Temple case: SC asks parties to conclude arguments by Oct 18
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the parties involved in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case to conclude their arguments by October 18.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Azad, Patel, Karti meet Chidambaram in Tihar
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel went to meet former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who is currently lodged in the Tihar Jail here for his involvement in the INX Media case, sources said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vinesh Phogat secures quota for Tokyo Olympics
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhastan), Sep 18 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday became the first Indian wrestler to secure an Olympic quota for the 2020 Tokyo Games after winning both her matches in the repechage round of the 53-kg weight category at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Go with your true sensibility: Gul Panag
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Actor Gul Panag swears by minimalism - both in her personal style and home decor. "The Family Man" actor recently launched the flagship Shades of India store in Mumbai, where she spoke to IANSLife.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Samsung launches 2 new Galaxy M smartphones
Gurugram, Sep 18 (IANS) Targeting millennials and the Gen Z population ahead of the Dussehra and Diwali shopping spree, Samsung on Wednesday launched two new Galaxy M smartphones - Galaxy M30s and M10s.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Key GoM meet on Air India to take up 10 major disinvestment issues
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A Home Minister Amit Shah-led ministerial panel will discuss as many as 10 major issues, including further dilution of FDI rules, transfer of debt to the SPV and fixing reserve price as it holds its first meeting to decide almost complete exit of the government from Air India.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
HP Inc unveils ultra-light 'Elite Dragonfly' business laptop
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) To push work and life boundaries for mobile business professionals, HP Inc. on Tuesday introduced the "HP Elite Dragonfly", an ultra-light premium convertible notebook weighing under one-kilogram, along with premium displays and accessories for home and office.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Missing jumbo Laxmi found near Delhi Police HQ
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police with a reputation of finding a needle in a haystack, has been given a hard time by an elephant. The police team took two months to find Laxmi after she went missing from the Yamuna Bank area since July and was finally traced on Tuesday night barely three kilometres away from the police headquarter.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Minister seeks direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Dubai
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday requested the Centre for a direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Dubai.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Protests in MP, cheers in Gujarat marked Modi's b'day
Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) Can one man's ego be greater than the lives of millions? The answer to the question seems to be in the affirmative for some 32,000 families in the Malwa and Nimar regions of Madhya Pradesh, whose fate ironically has got linked to the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday celebrations.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
England Cricket chief backs Stokes in family story row
London, Sep 18 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has been made to revive the past horrors and traumatic events about his family after an English daily published ran a story, has found support from the country's cricket board.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Army takes down Pak intruder near LoC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) An infiltration bid by Pakistan across the Line of Control (LoC) was foiled by the Indian soldiers on the intervening night of September 12 and 13, when they also killed an intruder suspected to be a BAT commando, defence sources said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Kangana jets off to US for look test of 'Thalaivi'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut has taken off to Los Angeles, US with the "Thalaivi" team for a look test.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mother held for killing 2-yr-old out of frustration
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) In a shocking case of filicide, a middle-aged woman was arrested for allegedly smothering her two-year-old daughter to death, a Goa police spokesperson said on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
What makes Indian mothers happy? (Guest column)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Less than 50 per cent of Indian mothers are happy with their current state of life, reveal findings of Momspresso's "Moms Happiness Index 2019".
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
SC okay with Ayodhya settlement through mediation too
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the parties involved in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case were free to settle the matter, through mediation as well, if they so desired. They can place the dispute settlement report before it.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Sponsored events abroad don't bring investors: Priyanka
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday indirectly hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diaspora outreach event 'Howdy, Modi!' in Houston, Texas on Sunday, saying that the ongoing slowdown was a speed breaker in his government's claims of working towards making India a $5 trillion economy.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook removed 26mn terror-related content in 2 years
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Facebook removed more than 26 million pieces of content related to global terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda in the last two years, 99 per cent of which were proactively identified and removed before anyone reported it to the company.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Oracle, Microsoft expand Cloud ties to boost office productivity
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) In a bid to boost workplace productivity, Oracle and Microsoft have expanded Cloud partnership in which the integration of Oracle Digital Assistant with Microsoft Teams will give Microsoft 365 customers access to Oracle Cloud Applications through conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI).
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pessimistic millennials storm Twitter with retirement plans
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Millennials across the world stormed Twitter with suggestions how they would like to retire, using the hashtag #millennialretirementplans, and most of them had pessimistic and gloomy views about their golden years.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Chrissy Teigen savours 'Big B vada pav' in LA
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen savoured a vada pav themed on noneotherthan Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan when she visited an Indian restaurant here.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Federer to play exhibition duels in Colombia, Argentina
Bogota (Columbia), Sep 18 (IANS) Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer will play exhibition matches in Argentina and Colombia in November.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Tennis
Facebook's own 'Supreme Court' to review controversial posts
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) As Facebook faces mounting scrutiny over its privacy and content moderation practices, the company has decided to construct a new independent "Oversight Board" like an internal "Supreme Court" that will review appeals from both Facebook and its users over controversial posts.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UP cop under fire for posting Tik-Tok videos in uniform
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) A police constable is under fire for having posted Tik-Tok videos of himself in uniform.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
UP cop's wife consumes phenyl, another writes to DGP
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) The wife of a police official in Etawah district consumed phenyl on Tuesday and was rushed to a nearby hospital in a critical condition.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-UP Assembly speaker Mata Prasad Pandey gets eviction notice
Deoria, Sep 18 (IANS) After Azam Khan, former Uttar Pradesh Assembly speaker Mata Prasad Pandey is the next Samajwadi Party (SP) leader in trouble.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Youth set ablaze, UP police claims it to be suicide case
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) A day after a Dalit youth was charred to death in a locked room in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district, the local police have claimed that the youth had set himself ablaze to escape a mob gathered outside.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Several Cong leaders mired in legal battles
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress is facing its toughest phase as several of the senior party leaders are mired in legal battles, with at least two of them either in the judicial custody or in the custody of the investigative agencies.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Markets open in green
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Two cops suspended in Assam for custodial torture
Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) Two cops, including a woman constable, have been suspended for allegedly torturing three women in police custody in Assam's Darrang district.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Usha Uthup, Trincas reunite on a nostalgic journey
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Come September 27, and it will be yesterday once more in Kolkata's fashionable Park Street as a legendary singer will return to an iconic stage for live performance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her first performance at the fine dining hub.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central
Vince, Morris sign up for Big Bash League
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) England batsman James Vince has again signed up with the Sydney Sixers for the upcoming ninth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
2019-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Court orders FIR against Babri litigants
Ayodhya, Sep 18 (IANS) A local court here in Uttar Pradesh has ordered the police to register an FIR against Ram Janambhoomi case litigant Iqbal Ansari for using foul language against Hindus.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Modi's B'day overshadowed flood victims' woes: Patkar
Bhopal, Sep 18 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his supporters, social activist Medha Patkar who is leading the Narmada Bachao Andolan has said that Modi's birthday celebrations overshadowed the grief of those affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam project.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress hit by desertions
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Following its dismal performance in the last Lok Sabha elections, the Congress has witnessed a severe crisis as many of the party leaders, including MLAs and MPs, have deserted the party and cost it its government in Karnataka.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Saina Nehwal crashes out of China Open
Changzhou (China), Sep 18 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal was knocked out of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament on Wednesday after suffering a crushing defeat to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the opening round.
2019-09-18
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Infighting plagues the grand old party
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Turf war and infighting continue to plague the Congress, posing a major challenge for Sonia Gandhi who took over as interim party president over a month back amidst despondency in the party following the Lok Sabha poll debacle.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Champions League: Barcelona hold Dortmund to goalless draw
Berlin, Sep 18 (IANS) Marc-Andre ter Stegen's stellar performance secured Barcelona one point against Borussia Dortmund in the first game of the Champions League group stage.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
It's India calling for rock band U2
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Irish rock band U2 will be performing in India for the first time in December.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul Gandhi's missing act
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ever since his mother Sonia Gandhi was elected as interim Congress president over a month ago, former party chief Rahul Gandhi has been missing from action.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Can Sonia revive Congress?
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) It has been over a month since Sonia Gandhi took charge of the Congress once again but the party is still to recover from the severe setback it suffered in the Lok Sabha elections and there seems to be no clear plan in sight about its revival.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
AAP did nothing for Delhi; Dikshit was better: Goel (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Calling former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit better than her successor Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader Vijay Goel said the Aam Aadmi Party has not done any work for the city in the last five years. Speaking to IANS, Goel said the AAP is just a one-man party and has nothing apart from Kejriwal.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump lists five finalists to replace Bolton
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has revealed five finalists to replace John Bolton as the next national security advisor.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Did JLaw secretly marry her art dealer fiance?
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence and fiancé Cooke Maroney were spotted at the New York City marriage bureau, and fans promptly took to social media to discuss if the couple had tied the knot.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar declines ahead of Fed decision
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) The US dollar declined as investors awaited the US central bank's next monetary move.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Selena Gomez to produce series for Netflix
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Popstar Selena Gomez is now all set to produce a docu-series for Netflix.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE amid tensions
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the attacks on Saudi Arabia's key oil facilities, the US State Department has said.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Victoria Beckham pokes fun at her Burberry bandana of 2000
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer-fashion designer Victoria Beckham has had a laugh at herself. She has poked fun at the infamous Burberry bandana she wore in 2000 and confessed that she would "absolutely not wear it again".
2019-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Israel election result too close to call: Exit polls
Jerusalem, Sep 18 (IANS) Exit polls following Israel's second general election in five months suggest that the result is too close to call.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson bond over kids on tour
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Singers and working moms Kelly Clarkson and Christina Aguilera bonded over their children joining them on music tours.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US stocks rise slightly amid Fed meeting, economic data
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) US stocks finished with modest gains on Tuesday amid the Federal Reserve's key monetary policy meeting and a slew of economic data.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Guru Randhawa to make his debut at Milan Fashion Week
Milan, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian singer Guru Randhawa is thrilled to see new fashion trends first hand and dig into "some good food" at the Milan Fashion Week, which he will be attending for the first time this year.
2019-09-18
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
74th session of UN General Assembly opens
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) The 74th session of the UN General Assembly opened at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
When Hiddleston asked Chris Hemsworth to hit him
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Tom Hiddleston once asked his on-screen brother Chris Hemsworth to hit him in the face. It clearly didnt end well for him.
2019-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tiger stars with Hrithik in 'War'; dad Jackie is excited
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Jackie Shroff is excited about son Tiger Shroff's upcoming release "War", because he feels it is a huge achievement for his son to share screen space with Hrithik Roshan in the film.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP's Rajni won't come down to earth unless ISRO 'recovers' Vikram!
Prayagraj, Sep 18 (IANS) A video doing the rounds on social media since Tuesday shows a man standing on a pillar of New Yamuna Bridge in Prayagraj. He climbed with the Indian flag and refused to get down unless ISRO manages to 'recover' the Vikram lander.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Pak condemns India's statement on taking back PoK
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday "strongly condemned and rejected the inflammatory and irresponsible" remarks made by the Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on taking back Pakistan occupied Kashmir, saying they could "further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace and security in the region".
2019-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy
IIM-B faculty, students seek fresh probe into Jharkhand lynching
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) A section of faculty and students of the state-run Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order a fresh inquiry into the death of 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari on June 22 due to alleged mob lynching on June 17 in Jharkhand's Kharsawan district village.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Nolan starts shooting for 'Tenet' in Mumbai
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has started shooting for his action drama 'Tenet' with Robert Pattinson and Indian actress Dimple Kapadia here.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
NGOs 'substantially' funded by govt compliant to RTI Act: SC
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that non-government organisations (NGOs) substantially financed, whether directly or indirectly, by the appropriate government came within the ambit of 'public authority' under Section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Protesters hurl Modi effigy into Narmada
Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 17 (IANS) Can anyone's ego be greater than the lives of millions? During the grand celebration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 69th birthday on Tuesday the question seems to be answered in affirmative in the Malwa and Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh as the fate of 32,000 families is linked to success of the celebration.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Modi-Xi summit will be in as warm a spirit as Wuhan: Jaishankar
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Dismissing the recent scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh as a "face-off" that was resolved, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday said the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, set for October in India, would be held in "as warm a spirit as Wuhan".
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Lobby groups, trade unions slug it out on e-cigarettes ban
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Supporters of a ban on e-cigarettes and those lobbying for their sale in the country have come face-to-face.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian Technomac assets to be auctioned: Himachal HC
Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the auction of assets worth Rs 288.91 crore of Indian Technomac Company Ltd and its promoters in a case relating to a bank fraud.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Wipro engineering arm, BEML in pact for defence projects
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) Global software major Wipro's Infrastructure Engineering arm on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the state-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) to jointly bid for defence projects in areas, like aerospace, industrial automation, 3D printing, artificial intelligence and hydraulic system.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
TRS may contest Assembly polls in Maharashtra's Nanded
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Telangana's ruling TRS is likely to expand to Maharashtra and contest ensuing Assembly elections in that state in the areas bordering Telangana.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP MPs organise 'No to Plastic' campaign
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Minister V.K. Singh and Rajya Sabha member Vijay Goel organised 'No to Plastic' campaign on the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the theme of "one ladoo, one plastic" at the Ajmeri Gate of Chandni Chowk, here on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
RSS affiliate wants to curb surge pricing of Uber, Ola
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, a key RSS affiliate, has declared war on 'surge pricing' by cab aggregators like Uber and Ola.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
ED attaches Moin Qureshi's Delhi farm house, Bikaner fort
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has attached the properties of controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi including a farm house in Delhi and an old fort in the border town of Rasjasthan's Bikaner worth Rs 9.35 crore.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Thakur announces new cricket, sports academy in Leh
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a bid to develop the Ladakh region, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur on Tuesday announced setting up of a cricket and sports academy in the region to ensure that talented athletes get the required training.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Govt may announce more fiscal measures to spur demand
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is set to announce more fiscal measures in the coming days, though the contours of those have not being disclosed, however, sources said infrastructure could be an area of action.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Pedo guy' means 'creepy old man': Musk
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Tesla founder Elon Musk has said that he didn't mean to insult a Thai cave rescue diver by calling him a 'pedo guy' as in South Africa it simply means a 'creepy old man'.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Stokes and his family deserve better: Marcus Rashford
Manchester, Sep 17 (IANS) England and Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford on Tuesday came out in support of the country's cricketer Ben Stokes after an English daily published details about his personal life and family, which the star allrounder termed as "utterly disgusting" and the "lowest form of journalism".
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Trains to be more silent and eco-friendly with HOG system
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Travelling in trains will become more silent and eco-friendly, as the Indian Railways is going to replace the two generator cars placed on either side of the trains with Head On Generation (HOG) system.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Militants set afire elderly J&K man's car for defying them
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Militants allegedly set ablaze an elderly man's car in the Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday for defying the bandh (shutdown) call by them in the Valley. A case has been registered in the Warpora police station of Sopore.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir
60-yr-old woman held with 36 gms of heroin
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A 60-year-old woman was arrested with 36 grams of heroin on Tuesday in Delhi, police said.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC seeks status report in coal block cases
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to submit a status report on the probe and ongoing trial in the coal block allocation case.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
NIA suspends 3 officers over graft charge in FIF case
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said it has suspended three officials, including one Superintendent of Police (SP), in a case of alleged bribery for shielding a businessman in a terror funding case involving Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) which is linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
2 held for posting pictures with weapons on social media
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police arrested two persons from Sagarpur area in the national capital after they posted their photos and videos brandishing sophisticated weapons on various social media sites to threaten their targets and extort money, police said on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP flays AAP for not setting up OSC for women
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta here on Tuesday criticised the Delhi government for its failure to set up one-stop centres (OSC) to help sexual assault and violence victims and blamed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal for that.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Poll Trivia
44-year old businessman shot dead in North Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A 44-year-old businessman was shot dead allegedly by two unidentified bike-borne assailants following an altercation between them in northeast Delhi's Jyoti Nagar area, police said here on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP, AAP clash over Mohalla Clinics at meeting with DDA
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of opposing the allocation of earmarked land for Mohalla Clinics.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP against rebuilding Ravidas temple, says AAP
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Terming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) anti-Dalit, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), here on Tuesday, threatened a nationwide agitation if the land was not provided for rebuilding the Sant Ravidas temple.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
India expects 'physical jurisdiction' over PoK one day (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Tuesday asserted that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is its territory and it expects to have "physical jurisdiction" over PoK one day even as it stated that revocation of Article 370 was a purely internal affair which it would not discuss with Pakistan.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Court rules Kumar's anticipatory bail plea not maintainable
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar - under the CBI scanner in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam - suffered a setback in his efforts to get judicial relief on Tuesday as a district sessions judge ordered as "not maintainable" the anticipatory bail plea moved by the former city police commissioner.
2019-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sanyal pitches for more rate cuts from RBI to boost growth
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Principal Economic Adviser Sanjeev Sanyal on Tuesday indirectly pitched for further rate cuts from RBI to support the growth where he said there is far more space on the monetary side than the fiscal front for lifting economic growth.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
U-19 Asia Cup star Ankolekar in Mumbai Vijay Hazare squad
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Atharva Ankolekar, hero of India's U-19 Asia Cup win, was on Tuesday picked for the 17-member Mumbai squad for the upcoming Vijay Hazare ODI tournament.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Rahul slams Abdullah's detention, demands immediate release
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A day after the Jammu and Kashmir administration said that it has applied provisions under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to remove nationalist leaders to create political vaccum that will be filled by terrorists.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ayodhya case: SC asks for time-frame to conclude arguments
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The parties involved in the Ayodhya title dispute should inform about the tentative time-frame to conclude their arguments, the Supreme Court on Tuesday told the counsels of the Hindu and Muslim parties.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Video games blamed for school shootings if culprit is white
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) People are more likely to blame violent video games as a cause of mass school shooting if the perpetrator is white, according to a new study.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
DRDO mum on surveillance drone crash in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) Barring a tweet on the crash of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Rustom-II in Karnataka's Chitradurga district on Tuesday, the state-run Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has remained mum on the incident.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIBA Men's World C'ships: Panghal, Kaushik, Sanjeet in QFs
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Commonwealth Games silver medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg) was the standout performer of the day as three Indian boxers entered the quarter-finals and are now one win away from a medal at the AIBA Mens World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Tuesday. Joining Kaushik in the last-eight stage were Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) and Sanjeet (91kg).
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Left parties sweep JNU student polls
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Left Unity on Tuesday clinched all the four top posts in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students Union polls here. The results were declared late in the evening after the Delhi High Court permitted the varsity to declare the results.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Dhawan as important as Kohli or Rohit: Harbhajan
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Veteran India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels comeback man Shikhar Dhawan's contribution to the Indian team in white-ball cricket is as important as that of skipper Virat Kohli or his deputy Rohit Sharma.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Huawei's Kirin 990 chip to be available in India soon
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Heating up the Artificial Intelligence (AI) chipset space, Huawei Consumer Business Group on Tuesday announced its flagship Kirin 990 System on Chip (SoC) will be available in India soon.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
China's Wuhuan Engineering bags Talcher Fertilizers' contract
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Talcher Fertilizers Ltd (TFL) has awarded a Lump Sum Turn Key (LSTK) contract to Wuhuan Engineering of China, for implementing its coal gasification and ammonia and urea packages.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Man moves SC over Maradu flats demolition
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A man, a resident of a building adjacent to the flats that will be demolished in Maradu, Karala, has moved the Supreme Court expressing fear that razing of the apartment complex through implosion or explosion without proper planning may cause collateral damage.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Attacks on minorities, forcible conversions pervasive in Pak'
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) With Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raging about the condition of Muslims in India under a "Hindu supremacist" Modi government, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday took potshots at the neighbouring country's own dwindling number of minorities and the attacks on Hindu temples and forcible conversion of Hindu women.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mumbai minor student kills woman tutor
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a minor boy stabbed his tuition teacher to death at her home in Shivajinagar in Govandi, north-east Mumbai, police said here on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bhubaneswar airport to remain partially shut for 8 months
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 (IANS) The Biju Patnaik International Airport here will remain partially closed for eight months due to the runway re-carpeting work, said an official on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
CG Power scam: SEBI bars Gautam Thapar from stock markets
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Days after the revelation of fraud at CG Power, market regulator Sebi on Tuesday restrained the company's former Chairman Gautam Thapar and some other board members from accessing the securities market and ordered the appointment of an independent auditor for conducting a detailed forensic audit from 2015-16 onwards.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sunny Deol: The unit became a family while shooting 'Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas'
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor-politician Sunny Deol returns to direction after two decades to launch son Karan in "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas" and, describing the experience as an emotional journey, he says the entire unit became a family. He hopes the feeling got translated to the screen.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha's revenue collection up by 7% till August
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 (IANS) Odisha has registered a 7 per cent increase in revenue collection up to August during the 2019-20 financial year, said an official on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Three women complain of torture by Assam police
Guwahati, Sep 17 (IANS) The allegation of harassment and torture by three women in custody has landed the Assam police in a controversy.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Delhi's Entrepreneurship Curriculum to deal with slowdown'
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Delhi Finance and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said his government's 'Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum' will help in dealing with joblessness, economic slowdown and unemployment.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
Groups trying to mislead on e-cigarette ban: Farmers' body
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Demanding a ban on e-cigarettes and 'vaping' products, the Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA) on Tuesday said that certain parties are trying to mislead policy makers and are causing confusion with the propaganda that banning e-cigarettes and vaping products would negatively impact industry and Indian agriculture.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
CDE to sell Tech Park to Blackstone for Rs 2,700 cr
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) The board of Coffee Day Enterprises (CDE) on Tuesday approved selling Global Village Tech Park of its subsidiary Tanglin Developments Ltd (TDL) in the city to the US-based private equity firm Blackstone and Salarpuria Sattva Group for Rs 2,700 crore.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
JGU bags 'Institution of Eminence' status
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has been recognised as an 'Institution of Eminence' (IoE) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Amit Shah gives push to 'Ram, Ramayan, Ramrajya'
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) At a time when the top court of the country is seized of the title suit dispute over Ayodhya, the Modi government has given a push to 'Ram', 'Ramayan' and 'Ram Rajya'.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
SC: Shebait cannot usurp temple property, needs to protect it
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the Shebait/Archak is duty bound to protect the property of the temple, and the Shebait "cannot usurp such property for their own gains."
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Delhi govt to give Rs 1 cr each to families of 8 deceased cops
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday finalised the names of eight Delhi Police personnel who died on duty for the grant of ex-gratia of Rs 1 crore each to their families.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Athawale adamant on 10 seats for Maharashtra polls
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) For the second time in a fortnight, Union Minister and Republican Party of India (A) chief Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday demanded 10 seats from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena as the countdown to Maharashtra elections got underway.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vinesh, Seema reach repechage, keep India's medal hopes alive
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat (53kg) and Seema Bisla (50kg) remained in the hunt for a bronze medal as they reached the repechage round in their respective categories at the UWW World Senior Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan here on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
DRDO to extend tech for India's first manned space mission
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India's premier defence research organisation, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will provide critical technologies for India's first manned mission to space, set to be undertaken before the 75th year of Independence.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Congress member accused of charging Rs 500 per tweet
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Twitter on Tuesday got inundated with funny messages and memes after BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga accused Congress member Andria D'Souza aka Ria D'Souza of charging Rs 500 per tweet.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
CRPF to undertake first ever cadre review
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a major morale booster to CRPF personnel, the Union Home Ministry on Tuesday gave its nod to the paramilitary force for cadre review of its 2.37 lakh personnel of group B and C from Constable to Inspector rank who were facing stagnation.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Apple fights $14.3bn tax bill in EU court
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Challenging the 2016 European Union order to pay 13 million euros ($14.3 billion) in taxes, Apple on Tuesday told the EU General Court in Luxembourg that the verdict "defies reality and common sense".
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP to do "Pind Daan" for its 'murdered' cadres in Kolkata
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) In a development that may put the heat on the ruling Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to hold a massive event at the end of this month where it wants to organise a "Samuhik Pind Daan" (rituals after death) for all its cadres in Bengal who have been victims of political violence. According to Hindu beliefs, 'Pind Daan' clears the way for the final departure of the soul of the deceased from the world.
2019-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Endangered crocodile smuggling gang busted in Mumbai
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) In a first for them, the Thane forest department has busted a gang of crocodile smugglers from Hyderabad and seized two live endangered baby crocodiles, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Airtel Payments Bank launches 'Bharosa' savings account
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Airtel Payments Bank here on Tuesday launched "Bharosa" savings account services, designed for deepening the financial inclusion in the country.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Apple invests additional $250mn in Corning for iPhone glasses
Cupertino (California), Sep 17 (IANS) Apple on Tuesday invested an additional $250 million in Corning, a supplier of precision glass for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. The iPhone maker had invested $200 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund in Corning in May 2017.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Mexico,Technology
India rules out Kashmir talks with Pak, sets sights on PoK (Roundup)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Tuesday made its position on Kashmir very clear, stating that revocation of Article 370 was a purely internal affair which it would not discuss with Pakistan, and that it expects to one day to have "physical jurisdiction" over Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
India to play Turkmenistan in AFC U-16 opener
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India will take on Turkmenistan in their AFC U-16 Championship opener on Wednesday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Indian colts will then face Bahrain and Uzbekistan on September 20 and 22 respectively.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Delhi govt to provide coaching to IAS aspirants in Urdu
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday asked the Urdu Academy of Delhi government to coach IAS aspirants in Urdu, a step towards making the language a means to develop careers.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Assam FM refuses to cut Modi birthday cake
Tinsukia, Sep 17 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma here on Tuesday refused to cut a cake to celebrate the 69th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also resisted Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal from it as the cake had a photograph of the Prime Minister.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Centre to spend Rs 1800 cr on 199 new jails across India
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Centre is contemplating a mega plan to set up 199 new jails across the country to counter rising criminal activities and radicalization of inmates due to overcrowding in jails. To set up the new jails, the government is planning to invest Rs 1800 crore.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Assam FM Sarma for uniform GST rate on lotteries
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Days before the meeting of the GST Council, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has disapproved of differential rates for lotteries saying it was hurting northeastern states.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trump joining Modi event will be message for world: Jaishankar
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diaspora event in Houston next week will be a message for the world and it is up to Pakistan what they wish to read, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said here on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: International, India,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy
India's domain hosting provider Net4.com suffers major outage
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In the domain hosting world dominated by the likes of GoDaddy, one India-headquartered domain hosting and application services provider www.net4.com -- used by several startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to host domains -- went down for hours on Tuesday, leaving thousands of clients in a fix.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Modi's wife offers puja at Kalyaneshwari temple
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben visited the Kalyaneswari temple at Asansol of West Burdwan district and offered puja, a temple official said on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
SC quizzes Muslim parties on figurines in mosque
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday quizzed the Muslim parties on two strands of submissions in the Ayodhya title dispute - how do they justify that the figurines (animals, birds, flowers and humans) present in the disputed structure, are not found in any other mosque and secondly, how a voluntary report by four historians claims that the Babri Masjid's location was not the birthplace of Lord Ram.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
EPFO to credit interest into 6 cr EPF accounts soon
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar on Tuesday said that over 6 crore EPFO members will get 8.65 per cent interest for 2018-19.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BSP MLAs joined Cong on their own: Gehlot
Jaipur, Sep 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Tuesday said the six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislators had joined the Congress on their own and alleged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to buy MLAs in Madhya Pradesh to topple the government there.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Manoj Bajpayee: I waited patiently for right web show to debut
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee is set to make his digital debut with the upcoming web show "The Family Man". He says although the digital entertainment space offers creative people the scope to experiment more than the big screen, as an actor he waited for the right script to enter the medium, rather than join the trend as any other actors.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Court orders Kumar's anticipatory bail plea not maintainable
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar's efforts to get judicial relief suffered a setback as the district judge, Barasat, ordered that the anticipatory bail plea filed by the former city police commissioner was "not maintainable" in his court.
2019-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Akhtar demands justice for Nimrita Kumari (Lead, Correction in heading)
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has joined the online campaign to demand justice for Nimrita Kumari. The campaign was started after the body of the final year student was recovered from her hostel room of Chandka Medical College, in Larkana (Pakistan) on Monday. In the online campaign "#JusticeForNimrita", social media users have demanded an impartial inquiry into the incident.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Hopewel Elias Higher Secondary School win Subroto Cup
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Hopewel Elias Higher Secondary School, Meghalaya, defeated Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) by a score line of 1-0 in the final of the Under 17 Junior Boys Subroto Cup International Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium here on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
No talks on Art 370 with Pak, only on terror: EAM
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Virtually ruling out talks on Kashmir with Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said on Tuesday that revocation of Article 370 is purely an internal issue and the only issue India would discuss with Pakistan is of terrorism.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Aamna Sharif: Travelling widens my perspective
Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Aamna Sharif of "Kahiin To Hoga" fame has been giving holiday goals, as she has been travelling in the beautiful lanes of Paris, Cannes, and Barcelona.
2019-09-17
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Foxconn country head calls on Andhra CM
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) Foxconn International Holding's Country Head and Managing Director Josh Foulger met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, here on Tuesday, and said it was planning to increase production.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Trump: Hispanic adviser 'looks more like WASP than I do'
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump returned to New Mexico for a wide-ranging campaign rally, courting Hispanic voters in a state he lost in 2016, and said that his Hispanic Advisory Council member Steve Cortes looked "more like a WASP than I do".
2019-09-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Video of 'sweet maggi' with hilarious meme goes viral
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A new video of 'sweet maggi' has recently surfaced on social media platforms such as Twitter, and has gone viral with hilarious memes, jokes, videos and GIFs.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Dharmendra takes to social media for grandson Karan's sake
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Dharmendra normally shies away from social media, but he has made an exception for the sake of grandson Karan Deol.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HTC appoints former Orange executive Yves Maitre as CEO
Taipei, Sep 17 (IANS) Taiwanese handset maker HTC on Tuesday announced the appointment of former Orange executive Yves Maitre as CEO effective immediately.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Business/Economy,Technology
SC stays execution in Coimbatore rape, double murder case
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the execution of a man convicted in a rape and double-murder case in Coimbatore, nine years ago.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Crocodile smuggling gang busted in Mumbai
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) In a first for them, the Thane forest department has busted a gang of crocodile smugglers from Hyderabad and seized two live endangered baby crocodiles, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Expect to have physical jurisdiction over PoK someday: EAM
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Tuesday said that most of the international community understands its position on abolition of special status for Jammu and Kashmir and asserted that New Delhi expects to have "physical jurisdiction" over Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) someday, since it is a part of India.
2019-09-17
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Vikram Bhatt unveils official posters of 'Ghost'
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt is back with another horror film, after scoring at the box-office with hits like "1920" and "Raaz". He has unveiled the official posters of his upcoming spinechiller, "Ghost".
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Babul Supriyo ditches car in traffic jam, takes auto to airport
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Traffic jams in Mumbai are a regular affair during the monsoon and if you are on your way to catch a flight, things can get messy. The latest celebrity to get a taste of the truth is singer and minister of state for environment, forest and climate change, Babul Supriyo.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India to become $10 trillion economy by 2030-32: Rajnath
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in New Delhi on Tuesday that the goal of the government is to make India a $10 trillion economy by the year 2030-32.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Rajnath to spend 'day at sea' on INS Vikramaditya
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will spend a day at sea on board INS Vikramaditya, India's Kiev-class aircraft carrier, in the Arabian Sea after commissioning the INS Khanderi in Mumbai on September 28, Navy Vice Chief Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar said on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Johnson's Parliament suspension 'unlawful abuse of power'
London, Sep 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's motive for proroguing the Commons for five weeks was to avoid the risk of MPs "frustrating or damaging" his Brexit plans and "to silence Parliament for that period", the Supreme Court heard on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Blackstone Group's Rs 2,700 cr deal to buy Coffee Day techpark
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Blackstone Group along with Salapuria Sattva Group has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Global Village TechPark of debt-laden Coffee Day Enterprises' subsidiary Tanglin Development Ltd at an enterprise value of Rs 2,700 crore.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
24.3 mn Lumin PDF users' data posted on hacking forum
San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Details of as many as 24.3 million users of Lumin PDF -- which allows users to share and edit PDF files in real-time -- were leaked on a hacking forum.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Amazon, Flipkart festival sales violate FDI norms: CAIT
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Reiterating its demand for ban on festival sales by Amazon and Flipkart, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Tuesday said that the two e-commerce majors are flouting the norms for foreign direct investment (FDI) by carrying out festival sales.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia on September 19
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, will visit Saudi Arabia on September 19, according to Pakistani media reports on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Apple can change manufacturing scenario of India: Dhotre
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government sees iconic companies like Apple and large consumer goods makers like Samsung as big players in electronics who can change the face of manufacturing in India, Minister of State for IT and Telecom Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre has said.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Riz Ahmed, Jameela Jamil say no to Modi event in US
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Hollywood actors Riz Ahmed and Jameela Jamil have said no to the fourth annual GoalKeepers Award ceremony established by the Gates Foundation where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to receive the 'Global Goalkeeper Award in the United States.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Gill, Karun star as India A take control on Day 1
Mysuru, Sep 17 (IANS) Shubman Gill and Karun Nair starred as India 'A' took control on Day 1 of their unofficial Test against South Africa 'A'. Gill, who was recently named in the Indian team that will face South Africa in the upcoming three-Test series, scored 92 as he shared a 135-run stand with Karun for the third wicket. India 'A' were comfortably placed at 233/3 at the end of the first day.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Pak behaviour is an aberration: Jaishankar
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday said that Pakistan only offers nice words on fighting cross border terrorism, but does nothing in terms of dismantling the terror network.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sidharth Malhotra injured after mishap in Kargil
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra has met with an accident in Kargil, but has assured that he should be better in a few days.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'90s villain Shiva set to make solo debut as director
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Shiva Rindan, best recalled for his numerous villain acts in the eighties and the nineties, is all set to make his solo directorial debut with a film titled "Kandy Twist".
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stokes blasts daily for practising 'lowest form of journalism'
London, Sep 17 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Tuesday lambasted an English daily for publishing details about his personal life and family, terming the act as "utterly disgusting" and the "lowest form of journalism".
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Lack of sleep does alter fat metabolism
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Lack of sleep can be harmful as it can make participants feel less full after eating and metabolise the fat in food differently, says a study, adding to the mounting evidence that how harmful lack of sleep can be.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andre Russell announces arrival of first baby in unique way
Jamaica, Sep 17 (IANS) Star West Indies cricketer Andre Russell and wife Jassym Lora are expecting their first baby soon and the couple recently announced the gender of their baby in a unique way during a party here.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Salve blames SC for economic slowdown
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Senior advocate Harish Salve has blamed the Supreme Court for pushing the country into the economic slowdown, citing its judgements in the 2G spectrum case.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amitabh Bachchan praises Mumbai Metro on social media
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised the Mumbai Metro on social media and said that it is a solution for pollution.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brad Pitt asks NASA astronaut about Chandrayaan 2
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) The fate of India's Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander found a surprise mention during Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt's question-answer session with a NASA astronaut.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
54-year-old sexually abuses minor girl in Gurugram, arrested
Gurugram, Sep 17 (IANS) Gurugram Police on Tuesday managed to arrest a 54-year-old man who had allegedly attempted to rape an eight-year-old girl in the city's sector 10 A area, a police spokesperson said here.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India to have physical jurisdiction over PoK someday: EAM
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday asserted that India's position has always been that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is very much a part of India and that New Delhi expects to have physical jurisdiction over it in the future.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal requests BCCI CoA to allow 70-year-olds to vote
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has sent in a request to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to allow members above 70 years of age to vote in the upcoming CAB elections, even if they aren't allowed to hold posts or represent the association in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chanu aims for Olympic berth at World Weightlifting C'ship
Pattaya, Sep 17 (IANS) Ace weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will aim to seal an Olympic spot when she leads the Indian challenge at the World Weightlifting Championship, starting here on Wednesday. Chanu had won the gold in the 48kg category at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championship.
2019-09-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Netizens troll Misbah's biryani, junk food ban
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) As soon as the newly appointed Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq decided to scrap biryani and all oil-based red meat food from the players' menu, social media took a dig at the Green Brigade which has been considered one of the most 'unfit' cricketing team globally.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pak Hindu medical student found dead in college hostel
Larkana, Sep 17 (IANS) A Pakistani Hindu medical girl student was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room at the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) in Larkana, Sindh, media reports said on Tuesday. While the university authorities have expressed the suspicion that it could be a case of suicide, the student's family members have alleged foul play.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'Sagar Kavach' security drill in Goa on Sep 18-19
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) The annual multi-agency coastal security exercise, 'Sagar Kavach', will get underway in Goa from Wednesday, a state government spokesperson said on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Use of AI to boost tourism in India
Kochi, Sep 17 (IANS) A major international summit here next week will take up use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies in the tourism industry.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Ex-IMF chief Lagarde wins EU approval to lead ECB
Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved the recommendation of Christine Lagarde as the new head of the European Central Bank (ECB) in a plenary vote on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Politics
New inductions to enhance combat capacity: Navy
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar has said INS Khanderi, the P-17 Shivalik class frigate and the aircraft carrier drydock, scheduled to be commissioned on September 28, will greatly enhance India's maritime combat potential.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Kronos appoints Sumeet Doshi as India Country Manager
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) US-based workforce management solutions provider Kronos Incorporated on Tuesday announced the appointment of Sumeet Doshi as Country Manager and Senior Director of Sales, India.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Oil shock: Sensex loses 642 points, auto, banks worst hit
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Indian equities plunged on Tuesday after the weekend attacks on Saudi Arabias oil facilities resulted in the suspension of nearly 6 per cent of the worlds crude production, sending shock waves across global financial markets.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Blast at Afghan President's rally kills 26 (2nd Lead)
Kabul, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed and 42 others wounded after a suicide bomber targeted a campaign rally of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the country's Parwan province on Tuesday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
First woman military diplomat in Indian mission abroad
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Wing Commander Anjali Singh has become the first female officer from any of the armed forces of India to be posted as a military diplomat in an Indian mission abroad.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Japan honours Casio's first ever G-shock wrist watches
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The National Museum of Nature and Science has added Casio's DW-5000C, the first-ever model in the G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches, released in 1983, as a fiscal 2019 future technology heritage to the register of essential historical materials for science and technology.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Wrestler Babita Phogat keen to contest Haryana polls
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) International wrestler and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Babita Phogat here on Tuesday said she was keen to contest the next Haryana Assembly polls and serve the society.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
ALERT: World will be watching Houston event, it will have multiple msgs, including for Pak: EAM
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2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,
Why you shouldn't take major decisions on an empty stomach
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Whether you are going for a crucial business deal or salary negotiation for your new job, make sure you do not take major decisions on an empty stomach, suggests new research.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
CAS reduces Neymar's Champions League ban
Madrid, Sep 17 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced from three to two matches a ban imposed by UEFA on Neymar for insulting a referee during a Champions League match last season.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Over 3mn US women had forced 1st sexual intercourse
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) More than 3.3 million women in the US had unwanted and forced first sexual intercourse experience, a new study suggests.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian men secure next edition's Champions Division berth
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Indian men paddlers, despite failing to go past the quarterfinal stage when they went down 1-3 to Japan in a late night match on Monday, reserved their Champions Division berth in the next edition on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Tripura CM backs Shah's 'one nation, one language' call
Agartala, Sep 17 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has supported Union Home Minister Amit Shah's call for 'one nation, one language' and said he didn't believe English language was the only key to development.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Jindal Global University bags IoE status
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has been recognised as the 'Institution of Eminence' (IoE) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Oil Cos. maintain check, petrol-diesel prices may not spike
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Consumers in India are unlikely to be overburdened with high retail price of auto fuels - petrol and diesel - following a spike in international crude prices that rose 19 per cent on Monday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Pak to remain challenge till it addresses terror 'successfully': Jaishankar
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Tuesday made it clear that Pakistan will remain a "unique challenge" until it "successfully" addresses the problem of cross-border terrorism and "becomes a normal neighbour".
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal extend support to #SaveAarey Campaign
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actors Katrina Kaif and Arjun Rampal have joined the growing list of Bollywood celebrities expressing disappointment over the Mumbai civic body decision to cut down 2,700 trees of Aarey Colony to accommodate a proposed Metro car shed project.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
When Ashnoor Kaur proved Anurag Kashyap wrong
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Ashnoor Kaur, a popular name in the telly world, says filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had "underestimated TV actors", and she proved him wrong by impressing him with her acting skills in his movie "Manmarziyaan".
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saif, Amrita cheer for 'graduate' Sara in throwback video
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Sara Ali Khan was all smiles in a throwback video while sharing the stage with Nita Ambani and Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan during her graduation ceremony, which was also attended by her parents -- actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ma Anand Sheela to be in India, to converse with KJo
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar will have a conversation with Ma Anand Sheela, secretary of the late godman Bhagwan Rajneesh, who is popularly known as Osho.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
ED attaches eBIZ.Com's Rs 277 crore assets
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday attached Rs 277.97 crore assets of Noida-based eBIZ.COM Pvt Ltd and others in a "pyramid style" multi-level marketing fraud, the ED said.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
10 crore e-cards in first year of Ayushman Bharat
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) As the Ayushman Bharat healthcare programme of the Modi government completes one year, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said here on Tuesday that 45 lakh patients took hospitalisation benefits under the scheme with a government funding of Rs 7,500 crore.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amazon launches new fulfilment centre in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Expanding its infrastructure footprint in Maharashtra, e-commerce major Amazon announced the launch of new fulfilment centre near Bhiwandi, here on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Apple can change India's manufacturing scenario: Minister
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government sees iconic companies like Apple and large consumer goods makers like Samsung as big players in electronics who can change the face of manufacturing in India, Minister of State for IT and Telecom Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre has said.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
ALERT: Pak remains unique challenge until it addresses terrorism successfully: Jaishankar
akk/in
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Diplomacy
Do these 5 things to carve a niche in life
London, Sep 17 (IANS) If things are not working out for you at the workplace or at home, finding a mentor can help you rise to the top and control your surroundings. But this is not enough.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shooter Heena Sidhu slams Malala on Kashmir tweet
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Since the time the Indian government abrogated Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, not only various politicians but also celebrities from both sides of the border have expressed themselves on social media platforms. Recently, Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai took to Twitter and posted a series of tweets which did not go down well with a lot of people.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
ALERT: Co-relation between India's national security goals & foreign policy stronger: Jaishankar
akk/in
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy
Hazel Keech to act in Ira Khan's play
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Hazel Keech will essay a role in the English play "Euripides' Medea", which marks the directorial debut of Aamir Khan's daugher Ira Khan.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Real Madrid fans are more 'real' than Chelsea's, feels Hazard
Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) Real Madrid supporters are more invested in the club than Chelsea fans, feels the club's new star recruit Eden Hazard.
2019-09-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Is that SRK with wig? Netizens troll Suhana Khan's new pic
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana is yet to make her Bollywood debut but she is generally talk of the town, thanks to her viral photos and videos. In her latest photo, even though she looks cool in blue, a lot of netizens attacked her for resembling her father. They pointed out she looks like SRK's identical twin.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex Andhra Speaker to be cremated with state honours
Amaravati, Sep 17 (IANS) The last rites of former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, who committed suicide in Hyderabad on Monday, will be performed with state honours in his home town Narsaraopet in Guntur district on Wednesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
India successfully test-fires air-to-air missile Astra
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India's indigenously designed air-to-air missile Astra was successfully test-fired from the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
CBI special team to track ex-Kolkata top cop
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Troubles seem to be mounting for the former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar, who is evading the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summons for questioning in Saradha chit fund case, as the agency has constituted a special team to trace his location, sources said on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A Dhoni or Kohli would never fall prey to bookies: ACU chief
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The recent allegations of fixing in the Tamil Nadu Premier League has once again started the debate whether the gentleman's game is most prone to fixing in sports and whether the top Indian stars need to be wary of each and every individual around them. But BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh feels that the bookies or fixers would never waste their time in trying to approach top stars like a Virat Kohli or M.S. Dhoni.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cricket
European Parliament set to discuss Kashmir
Brussels, Sep 17 (IANS) The European Parliament is expected to hold discussions on the Kashmir issue on Tuesday, the media reported.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Belgium,International
SC stays death penalty in Coimbatore double murder case
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the execution of a man convicted in a rape and double murder case in Coimbatore nine years ago.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Researchers discover new method to track rats
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that rats can be baited to or repelled from locations using pheromones found in the scents of other rats.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
PMLA tribunal releases 63 moons' assets attached by ED
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) In a major relief to fintech firm 63 moons, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Appellate Tribunal on Tuesday ordered the release of the company's assets which were attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), 63 moons said in a statement.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Odisha distributes 170.50 cr to ineligible beneficiaries
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 (IANS) The Odisha government has distributed an assistance of about Rs 170.50 crore to 3.41 lakh ineligible beneficiaries under the KALIA scheme, said the state's Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
If Amitabh can do Hindi VOs, why can't I do so in English: Sushil Javeri (Where Are They Now?)
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) He's a Gujarati Jain, a strict vegetarian since birth and the only child of his parents. He refused to join the family jewellery business in Surat and London and "stubbornly embraced news broadcasting because it brought in name and glamour although it deprived me of the mercenary benefits of an established business". Sushil Javeri is counted among the finest broadcasters India has produced and at 89, the spark burns as bright as ever in him as he contends that if Amitabh Bachchan can record voice-overs (VOs) in Hindi, so can he in English.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
Lahore man chops off wife's nose after dispute
Lahore, Sep 17 (IANS) A man in Lahore on Tuesday cut off his wife's nose and hair during a fight following which the woman was rushed to a hospital, the police said.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
India server market declines, reaches $350.2 mn in Q2
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The overall Indian server market has witnessed a Year-over-Year (YoY) decline of 1 per cent in terms of revenue to reach $350.2 million in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19) versus $353.9 million in 2Q18, said a new report by International Data Corporation (IDC) on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Christopher Eccleston was 'very ill' while filming 'Doctor Who'
Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) "Doctor Who" actor Christopher Eccleston has opened up about his battle with anorexia, body dysmorphia and suicidal thoughts.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Blast at Afghan President's rally kills 24
Kabul, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and 32 others wounded after an explosion struck a campaign rally of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the country's Parwan province on Tuesday, officials said.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Army chief meets Finance Commission members in Ladakh
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Army Chief General Bipin Rawat met a team of Finance Commission members in Ladakh on Tuesday to apprise them about the financial outlay required for improving the operational capability of the forces.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Mayawati says Congress is 'unreliable' after MLAs' defection
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Tuesday lashed out at the Congress and termed it an "unreliable" party after all six of her party MLAs switched over to the Congress in Rajasthan.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Urmila quashes rumours of joining Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Former Mumbai Congress leader and Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar on Tuesday dismissed all political speculation that she will be joining the Shiv Sena, ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kabir Bedi seeks donations for 'penniless' Vanraj Bhatia
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Days after 92-year-old National Award-winning composer declared that he is "penniless" today, actor Kabir Bedi has come out in support for him and has asked for donations for the musician's well-being.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yogi to flag off Tejas Express on Oct 4
Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will flag off the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express on October 4.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Abhishek Bachchan's next titled 'The Big Bull'
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) A day after Abhishek Bachchan shared that he has started shooting for his next film directed by Kookie Gulati, the actor has revealed the name of the film as "The Big Bull".
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonam Kapoor: My husband is my lucky mascot
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja can't get over talking about luck these days. Quite naturally, because she is getting in the mood for the release of her next film "The Zoya Factor", where she plays a character who turns out to be the lucky mascot for the Indian cricket team at the World Cup.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SBI Caps, PNB Investment among bidders for TCIL, FAGMIL, WAPCOS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) SBI Capital, IDBI Capital, SMC Capital, PNB Investments and Elara Capital are in the fray for becoming the book running lead managers (BRLMs) to the Initial Public Offers (IPOs) of TCIL and FAGMIL and WAPCOS, sources here said on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pak teen beaten to death in fight over arcade game
Karachi, Sep 17 (IANS) A 13-year-old boy was beaten to death here during a fight over an arcade game, the police said.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
With Patel in backdrop, PM talks Kashmir on birthday
Kevadia (Gujarat), Sep 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir seems to be on top of Prime Minister's mind, even on his birthday. In a direct reference, resurrecting Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's vision, Modi basked in the glory of the recent abrogation of Article 370 ending special powers to Kashmir.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Reliance Jio to be among top 100 brands in 3 years: Report
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The rate at which Reliance Jio is currently growing, the company will be among the 100 most valuable brands globally within three years, according to a report by communication services provider WPP and market research firm Kantar Millward Brown.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Xiaomi launches new smart TVs ahead of OnePlus in India
Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) As OnePlus gets ready to launch its first Android-based TV in India, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi on Tuesday unveiled a new range of Next-Gen smart TVs, along with a water purifier and upgraded smart band in the country.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Wanted Maoist arrested in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 17 (IANS) A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, was arrested in Jharkhand's Chatra district on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajeev Kumar not cooperating in ponzi scam probe: CBI
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday said senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, now under its scanner in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, was not cooperating in the investigation.
2019-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imran dials MBS to condemn attack on oil facilities
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called up Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to condemn the attack on the Kingdom's oil facilities.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Jio tops download, Vodafone upload speed in August: TRAI
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Reliance Jio has topped the 4G download speed chart while Vodafone in upload in August, as per the TRAI speedtest for the month.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SAIL allowed to sell iron ore from captive mines
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a big reform initiative, government has allowed state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) to sell 25 per cent of its iron ore production from captive mines and dispose off other low grade iron ore dust and fines accumulated over the years in the open market.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
England shouldn't play Broad, Anderson together: Vaughan
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Stuart Broad and James Anderson should not play together in the future leading up to the Ashes series in Australia in 2020-21.
2019-09-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sony Networks acquires media rights for Rugby WC 19
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) has acquired the exclusive media rights for Rugby World Cup 2019 from Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL). The tournament will be held in Japan from September 20 to November 2 and will be telecast in India live and exclusive on SONY TEN 2 channels and will be livestreamed on SPNs premium video on demand (VOD) service, SonyLIV.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Dalal Street nervous over oil, Sensex tanks 600 pts
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Sensex fell nearly 600 points shortly before close on Tuesday following sharp rise in oil prices globally which continued to send shock waves across financial market.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Facebook debuts Instagram Music in India
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Aiming to let users express themselves through music on Facebook and Instagram with music stickers on "Stories" and other creative tools such as "Lyrics on Instagram", and "Lip Sync Live", Facebook on Tuesday launched Instagram Music in India.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Little Baby' an important film for youth, parents: Priyanshu Chatterjee
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Priyanshu Chatterjee is excited about his forthcoming film "Little Baby" and says that the film should be watched by youngsters as well as parents.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3-judge Bench to hear SC/ST Act order review plea on Wednesday
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A three-judge bench will on Wednesday hear the Centre's plea seeking recall of its 2018 judgment, which virtually diluted the stringent provisions of immediate arrest and no anticipatory bail for the accused on a complaint filed under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pant's shots makes him special: Vikram Rathour
Mohali, Sep 17 (IANS) In his first assignment as batting coach, Vikram Rathour has spent only about a week with the Indian team, but the former national selector is keen to adapt quickly to the way the Men in Blue function.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Maharashtra files caveat in Bhima Koregaon case
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Tuesday filed a caveat in the Supreme Court anticipating Gautam Navlakha's appeal against the Bombay High Court's refusal to quash an FIR filed against him by the state police in the Bhima Koregoan case.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pak Minister slammed for foul tweet on Modi's b'day
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan's Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry on Tuesday posted a nasty tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday following which he was mercilessly trolled by Twitterati.
2019-09-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Vicky Kaushal: I am proud to be a technician's son
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal, whose father is the well-known action director Sham Kaushal, has said that he is proud to be a technician's son.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood