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Kovind holds meetings with Greek leaders, calls for expanding trade
Athens, June 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday met his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos on his state visit and highlighted Indias commitment to expand and diversify trade and investment engagement between the two nations.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Greece,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Journalist organisations seek accountability over Shujaat Bukhari's killing
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Journalist organisations held a remembrance-cum-solidarity meeting here on Monday in memory of Shujaat Bukhari, Editor-in-Chief of Rising Kashmir and said his killing demands accountability at various levels.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Media,Politics,Terrorism
Kumaraswamy writes to Modi on Cauvery Authority, raises contentious issues (Roundup)
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday that the state will soon send to the Centre the names of its nominees in the Cauvery Water Management Board (CMB) and the Regulation Authority but it will have to address certain issues first.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Rahul sends condolences to Bukhari's family
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Congress Presiden, Rahul Gandhi Monday wrote a condolence letter to slain senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari's family.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Politics
Sulphuric acid leakage in Sterlite Copper being plugged
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) The process of plugging the lead in the sulphuric acid tank in Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi, detected on Sunday evening, has begun, said officials on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Who is Finance Minister, Congress asks PM
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Alleging "gross economic mismanagement" over the past four years, Congress on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the country's Finance Minister, while saying "social disharmony is the enemy of economic development".
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi University issues first cut-off, LSR asks 98.75% for B.A
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi University colleges on Monday announced their first cut-off list for admission, with Lady Shriram College setting it highest of them all for its B.A. (Programme) course at 98.75 per cent.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Ficci to push India, China co-productions at Shanghai film fest
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Industry chamber Ficci will organise a seminar on Indo-Chinese co-productions and a panel discussion on India-China film and cultural exchange on the sidelines of the ongoing Shanghai International Film Festival in Shanghai on Tuesday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajnath on Mongolia trip from Thursday
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is to visit Mongolia to attend a two-day official programme aimed at enhancing India's alliance with the country, bordered by China and Russia.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2018 World Cup: Belgium ride Lukaku brace to blank Panama 3-0
Sochi, June 18 (IANS) Belgium rode a second-half brace from Romelu Lukaku to blank Panama 3-0 in their Group G opener of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Fisht Stadium here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Will answer questions of the Delhi HC: AAP
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In wake of the queries raised by the Delhi High Court about the venue of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's protest at the Lt Governor's official residence, the AAP said on Monday that the party had followed proper procedures and will respond to the court.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Strengthen capabilities to check social media misuse: Rajnath
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday sought strengthening the capabilities of law enforcement agencies to check misuse of social media for illegal activities, an official statement said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata, south Bengal boil; summer vacation extended
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) With Kolkata and large parts of southern West Bengal's districts reeling under a heat wave, the government has decided to extend summer vacation in government schools across the state upto June 30, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
No compromise with crime, corruption and communalism: Nitish
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that he would not compromise with crime, corruption and communalism.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Girl from Punjab's backward area tops AIIMS entrance
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) Eliza Bansal, 17, from Punjab's backward area of Lehragaga in Sangrur district has topped in the entrance examination for the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
No breach of information: CBI on its mail leak
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The CBI on Monday said its email account of a particular department received malware last month but clarified there was "no breach of information".
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2018 World Cup: Belgium ride Lukaku brace to blank Panama 3-0
Sochi, June 18 (IANS) Belgium rode a second half brace from Romelu Lukaku to blank Panama 3-0 in their Group G opener of FIFA 2018 World Cup here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
AIIMS declares MBBS entrance results; girls bag top three ranks
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday declared the results of its 2018 MBBS entrance exam for the 800 seats at the hospital's nine campuses across the country. The top three ranks were bagged by girls.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
India, Russia aim for $30 bn bilateral trade by 2025: Russian diplomat
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) India and Russia are setting a target for $30 billion in bilateral trade by 2025 and the two countries are working towards developing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to facilitate that target, a Russian diplomat said here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Delhi situation unfortunate, but opposition unity important: Congress
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Congress on Monday said the stalemate in Delhi is "extremely unfortunate" while maintaining that opposition unity was important to safeguard the idea of India and "all right thinking, progressive and pluralistic forces must come together".
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Smart Cities not possible without Swachh Bharat: Minister
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said setting up the ambitious Smart Cities campaign would be difficult without a major behavioural change in the population towards keeping the surroundings clean.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kochhar 'to go on leave', Bakhshi new COO: ICICI Bank
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Private lending major ICICI Bank on Monday announced the appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as Wholetime Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) designate as its MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar decided "to go on leave till the completion of the inquiry" in relation to the allegations levelled against her.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Shocking that you supported Kejriwal: Goel, tells Naidu, other CMs
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Minister Vijay Goel on Monday described as "shocking" the support by four Chief Ministers to their Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that he has "no faith" in the Constitution.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UTT: Dabang Smashers outclass Falcons 17-4
Pune, June 18 (IANS) Riding on some good shows by Manika Batra and G Sathiyan, Dabang Smashers T.T.C outclassed defending champions Falcons TTC 17-4 in Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
'Despite alert, Nirav Modi travelled on revoked passport to five countries'
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Nirav Modi, the prime accused in a Rs 13,500 crore fraud at the Punjab National Bank (PNB), travelled multiple times to Britain, US, China, Cuba and France on a revoked Indian passport with additional booklets, despite his details shared on the "central database of Interpol internationally", according to inputs given by Britain to Indian agencies.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sisodia urges LG to attend meeting between Kejriwal, IAS officers
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Following signs of thaw in the stalemate over protest by AAP leaders, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday urged Lt. Governor Anil Baijal to "end the IAS Officer's strike" and attend the meeting between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and bureaucrats serving in Delhi.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India, Italy review bilateral ties
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India and Italy reviewed their bilateral relationship and agreed to identify new areas of cooperation during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's two-day visit to Italy, the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Goa, Hawaii to become sister states, MoU soon: Parrikar
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Goa and Hawaii will soon sign a memorandum of understanding making them sister states, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday after the Cabinet formally approved the proposal.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Truck operators on strike against high diesel prices, insurance premiums (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Truck owners and operators in different parts of the country launched an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday against high diesel prices, high toll rates and a sharp hike of third party insurance premium.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Croatia suspend striker Kalinic for refusing to come on as a substitute
Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Croatia on Monday suspended striker Nikola Kalinic from its FIFA World Cup squad after he refused to come on as a substitute during the 2-0 win over Nigeria in a Group D clash in Kaliningrad on Saturday, head coach Zlatko Dalic confirmed.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
India, Finland enjoys warm relations: Sumitra Mahajan
Helsinki, June 18 (IANS) Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian parliament, on Monday met her Finnish counterpart Paula Risikko and said that both the countries enjoyed warm and friendly relations based on common values such as a commitment to democracy and rule of law.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Finland,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
SC slams Bihar for poor condition of medical colleges
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) With some medical colleges run by the Bihar government found to be deficient in facilities and declared unfit for further admissions, the Supreme Court on Monday slammed the state government, saying: "You are going to treat human beings, not animals."
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Education
Army chief visits Kashmir to review security situation
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A day after the Central government decided not to extend the Ramadan ceasefire in the Kashmir Valley, Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat on Monday visited Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation, an official statement said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Kochhar 'to go on leave', Bakhshi new COO: ICICI
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Private lending major ICICI Bank on Monday announced the appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as Wholetime Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) designate as its MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar decided "to go on leave till the completion of the inquiry" in relation to the allegations levelled against her.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Refunds of Rs 25,000 cr pending due to GSTN's inability: Mitra
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) 'Inability' of the GST Network (GSTN) to verify refund claims has resulted in applications from exporters worth around Rs 25,000 crores remaining pending, West Bengal Finance Minister and GST Council member Amit Mitra said here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Gunshots fired at BJP MLA
Ghaziabad, June 18 (IANS) BJP MLA Nand Kishore Gurjar on Monday alleged that unidentified criminals fired at his vehicle in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam flood toll is 11, over 5 lakh affected
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The flood fury continued in Assam on Monday with two more deaths reported from Barak Valley, taking the flood-related death toll to 11, even as over five lakh people were affected in six districts.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rights activists, Left groups question Modi's silence on Bukhari's murder
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A number of rights organisations and radical Left groups questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on Kashimiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari's murder during their protest march here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
All Hindu terrorists have had RSS connection: Digvijaya
Bhopal, June 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday said that all Hindu terrorists caught in the past have had been associated somehow with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
2018-06-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Uruguay's Rodriguez praises teammates before Saudi Arabia duel
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), June 18 (IANS) Uruguay midfielder Cristian "Cebolla" Rodriguez on Monday praised his 2018 FIFA World Cup teammates Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez ahead of their duel with Saudi Arabia, their second match of the tournament.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
BIS finds misuse of ISI mark in mineral water bottles
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) here came across misuse of the ISI mark during a raid at three mineral water manufacturing units in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Monday, an official release said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parrikar mum on Goa probing illegal drug unit
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday refused to say if his government will launch an independent probe into an an illegal ketamine manufacturing operation recently busted by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).
2018-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sweden pip S. Korea 1-0 in Group F clash
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), June 18 (IANS) Sweden kicked off their FIFA 2018 World Cup campaign on a winning note as they pipped South Korea 1-0 in a Group F showdown at the Novgorod stadium here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
$1 bn to boost services exports: Prabhu
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday said the government has planned to spend $1 billion to boost export of services from the country as trade in services is growing faster than trade in goods.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Who authorised Kejriwal's sit-in at LG's office, asks HC
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday sought to know from the AAP government as to who has authorised Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministerial colleagues to hold a sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor's office as it was not the place to hold a demonstration.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Russia coach downplays worries about Salah ahead of Egypt clash
St. Petersburg, June 18 (IANS) Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov stressed that his side is going up against a team, not just a single player, in comments made here on Monday, a day before their FIFA World Cup match against Egypt.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Nepal PM all set to visit China
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is embarking on a six-day official visit to China starting from Tuesday, his second trip to a foreign country after India, since taking power in the Himalayan nation.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Indian hockey squad to leave for Champions Trophy
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) India's hockey squad will leave in the wee hours of Tuesday for the Rabobank Mens Hockey Champions Trophy, to be held in Breda, the Netherlands from Saturday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Spain coach confirms De Gea as goalkeeper for Iran match
Krasnodar (Russia), June 18 (IANS) Spain coach Fernando Hierro confirmed on Monday that David De Gea will continue as goalkeeper in their second 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Iran, despite failing to stop Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring a hat trick in their opening match of the tournament.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Government mulling separate fund for financial aid to disabled soldiers
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The government will provide financial assistance to soldiers, disabled in the line of duty, as it is considering proposal of major grant to establish a separate fund for the purpose, an official statement said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Yogi attends workshop to know why BJP lost by-elections
Ghaziabad, June 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended a workshop here on Monday to analyze the reasons for the BJP's defeat in the Lok Sabha by-elections in Kairana, Phulpur and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Law will be applied strictly against those making statements creating trouble: HDK
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka will strictly enforce the law against those aiming to create trouble irrespective of their status, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After 'selfie accidents' Goa lifeguard agency cautions tourists
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) A day after two tourists drowned while taking selfies at two different Goa beaches, the private lifeguard agency manning the state's beaches has cautioned tourists to beware of rough waves, which get generated in the monsoon.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Karnataka will nominate representatives to Cauvery Board: CM
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka will soon send to the Centre the names of its nominees in the Cauvery Water Management Board (CMB) and the Regulation Authority but it will have to address certain issues first, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Mehuli shoots two gold medals at 18th KSS Memorial tourney
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Indias prodigious shooter Mehuli Ghosh of West Bengal clinched two golds in the 10 metre Air Rifle women's Senior and Junior category at the Dr Karni Singh Range in the 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Nadal begins Wimbledon training on Mallorca grass courts
Palma de Mallorca (Spain), June 18 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal on Monday began training for Wimbledon by practising on the grass courts used for the WTA Mallorca Open.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Sisodia hospitalised, IAS officers ready to talk to Kejriwal (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continued his protest at Raj Niwas for the eighth day on Monday while his deputy Manish Sisodia was moved to a hospital as IAS officers, accused of non-cooperation, offered to talk to Kejriwal.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Intense heat wave prevails in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under an intense heat wave, even after the south-west monsoon set in the state, with mercury breaching the 40 degrees Celsius mark in over a dozen places on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Meeting rescheduled due as official not available, says AAP
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Monday that the government had to reschedule a meeting on status of rations due to non-availability of the Food Commissioner.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Civilian killed in protests in Kashmir
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) A civilian protester was killed and seven others were injured on Monday during clashes between a stone-pelting mob and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police sources said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chitrangada Singh to endorse hosiery brand
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Model and Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh has been roped in to endorse the fashionable female wear segment of hosiery brand Dollar Industries, it was announced on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Portuguese fan arrives in Russia by bicycle
Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Portuguese football fan Elder Batista has travelled 4,640 km by bicycle over 44 days to attend matches of the FIFA World Cup and collect money for a charity fund, he wrote on his Facebook page.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
SC no to urgent hearing against NGT ban on activity in CRZ
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hold an urgent hearing of a plea by the Centre challenging a 2017 NGT order banning any activity including construction in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) till a Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) was finalised.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Was particular about my skin even when I was not an actress: Kiara Advani
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani, who features in one of the segments of "Lust Stories" anthology, says that she was very particular about her skin and fitness even before entering the film industry.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Etihad Airways enhances chauffeur services in UAE
Abu Dhabi, June 18 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has implemented new features enhancing its chauffeur services in the country.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Portugal expecting stern test against Morocco, says Andre Silva
Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Portugal striker Andre Silva said the European champions are preparing for a tough assignment against Morocco when they meet in Group B of the World Cup here on Wednesday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Two Koreas agree to field unified teams for Asian Games
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) South and North Korea agreed on Monday to field a unified team for certain sports at the Asian Games scheduled for August in Indonesia.
2018-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Now, Shimla-Chandigarh heli-taxi to ply thrice a week
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) The to and fro heli-taxi service between this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort and Chandigarh will now ply thrice a week, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Passengers to get free meal on Sunday in case of train delay
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the Indian Railways will provide free meals to passengers on board if trains get delayed on a Sunday by five-six hours due to planned maintenance works on tracks.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Delhi breaths better air, mercury to rise
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The national capital and its surrounding regions around it breathed better in weeks with the air quality "moderate" on Monday, while the maximum temperature, at 36.8 degree Celsius, three notches below average, remained same over past 24 hours.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sochi oracle otter picks Russia as winner over Egypt
Sochi, June 18 (IANS) Harry, an oracle otter from Sochi, has predicted that the Russian team will win their FIFA World Cup Group A game against Egypt on Tuesday, the administration in the Russian Black Sea resort city said.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Won't tolerate data misuse to influence polls: Prasad
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday warned social media companies against misusing users' data to influence the outcome of elections, saying this will not be tolerated.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Taking significant steps to fill varsity vacancies: Javadekar
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the government is taking all "significant steps", including filing a petition in the Supreme Court to reverse the mode of recruitment, to fill the vacancies of universities teachers across the country.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Modi to interact with farmers on Wednesday
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with farmers across the country on Wednesday and address their concerns, an official statement said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sweden pip S. Korea 1-0 in Group F game
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), June 18 (IANS) Sweden pipped South Korea 1-0 in a FIFA World Cup Group F match at the Novgogod Stadium here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Reliance Energy may snap power supply to Mumbai colony for dues
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Reliance Energy on Monday warned that it would disconnect power supply to the Siddharth Colony in Chembur here for non-payment of bills.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Gujarat farmers protest land acquisition for bullet train
Surat, June 18 (IANS) Strong protests have started emerging in Gujarat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream project of a bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, with farmers in Surat district taking to the streets opposing acquisition of land for the purpose.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kaiga n-plant sets new record for continuous operation
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) on Monday said its first 220 MW unit at Kaiga in Karnataka has set a new record of operating for 766 days continuously.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Doctors beaten up in Chhattisgarh hospital, four youth held
Raipur, June 18 (IANS) Four youth were arrested for beating up doctors at the Bhimrao Ambedkar Government Hospital here on Monday after a youth, who had come there for treatment, and his friends had a spat with the medical staff, police said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Congress condemns Chinese envoy's pitch for India-China-Pakistan trilateral meet
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Congress "strongly condemned" Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui's pitch on Monday for an India-China-Pakistan trilateral meeting under the SCO framework, and called on the government to do the same.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
1 killed as van hits fans at Dutch music festival
The Hague, June 18 (IANS) A van ploughed into a group of people attending a Dutch music festival, killing one of them on Monday. Police detained a suspect hours later.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
De Gea likely to continue in Spain goal despite errors
Moscow, June 18 (IANS) After Spain's 3-3 draw against Portugal in their FIFA World Cup Group B clash in Sochi on Friday night, the question of who should be first choice goalkeeper for the 2010 champions has become the topic of debate across the national media.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
It was high time to jump back into Bollywood: Ashutosh Rana
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Ashutosh Rana has completed shooting for four films in the past six months, making a grand comeback of sorts into Bollywood. He says it was high time he returned as people had started questioning him about "vanishing" from the industry.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook partners with NCW for digital literacy for women
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) Facebook on Monday announced its partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) to conduct a digital literacy programme aimed at training women scholars in Panjab University.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Haryana to offer open air camps to prisoners
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) To encourage good conduct, satisfactory performance of work and a life of self-discipline among prisoners, the Haryana Government on Monday proposed shifting them to 'Open Air Camps' and to provide them with a pre-release opportunity to learn social adjustment and economic self dependence.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 dead in Delhi gang rivalry
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, were killed and five others were injured in shooting between two gangs here on Monday, police said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jharkand opposition announce protests against land bill amendment
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) A united Jharkhand opposition on Monday called for a series of protests, culminating in a shutdown on July 5, against the amendment in Land Acquisition Act 2013.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Russia eyeing knockout berth as Salah returns for Egypt (Preview)
Saint Petersburg, June 18 (IANS) Hosts Russia will be eyeing to seal their berth for the knockout stage when they face Egypt, who will be bolstered by the return of star forward Mohamed Salah, in their second Group A game here on Tuesday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Won't tolerate misuse of data to influence polls: Prasad
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday warned social media companies against misusing users' data to influence the outcome of elections, saying it will not be tolerated.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
121.46 crore Aadhaar generated till June 16: Prasad
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A total number of 121.46 crore 12-digit unique identification number Aadhaar has been generated till June 16, 2018, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Mihir Kumar to lead Sasken's industrials business unit
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Product engineering and digital transformation solutions provider Sasken Technologies on Monday announced the appointment of Mihir Kumar as head of the company's industrials business unit.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
16 killed as Afghan Taliban launch attacks after ceasefire
Kabul, June 18 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed on Monday as the Afghan Taliban resumed attacks after refusing to extend a three-day ceasefire that ended on Sunday night, police said.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
FIFA World Cup: Senegal to face confident Poland (Preview)
Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Senegal will aim to repeat the heroics of their 2002 team when they start their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign against a confident Poland in a Group H match at the Spartak Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Global cues, trade war concerns depress equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Weak international markets and concerns of a resurgent global trade war depressed the key Indian equity indices on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi IAS officers must go back to work: JD-U
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bihar's ruling JD-U, an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Monday called on IAS officers in Delhi to get back to work as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has assured their safety.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Girl kidnapped, gang raped in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped in Odisha's Boudh district by two youths who were arrested on Monday, police said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Roopa Ganguly accuses Mamata government of spreading terror
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A BJP Rajya Sabha member, Roopa Ganguly on Monday accused West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government of trying to instil fear by killing and exhibiting the bodies of BJP workers in Purulia district.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
GST enlarged tax base, brought formalisation: Government
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Goods and Service Tax (GST) has resulted in greater formalisation of the Indian economy with over 6.5 lakh new assessees having sought registration under the new indirect tax regime, the government said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab amends rule to bar misuse of stamp duty rebate for women
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The Punjab government has amended a rule to curb the misuse of stamp duty rebate extended to women on property registration, an official said here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Transport sector dying, strike was last option: Truckers association
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Claiming that about 54 lakh trucks are off the road observing nationwide strike against fuel hike, third party insurance and toll, an association of the goos vehicle operators called their move non-political and last resort after several failed attempts to reach the government.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ex-border guards chief to head Bangladesh armed forces
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) Bangladesh on Monday picked former border guards chief Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed as the head of the country's armed forces.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Novel 3D technique may improve arthritis treatment
London, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis that could allow the effectiveness of new treatments to be assessed more accurately.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
E-textiles to control home appliances
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Too lazy to get up from the bed to switch off your TV or the oven in the kitchen?
2018-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Yashwant Sinha acquitted in 2008 case
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) A court here on Monday acquitted former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha and three BJP leaders in a 2008 case of violating prohibitory orders.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sisodia too in hospital, IAS officers ready talk to Kejriwal
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was on hunger strike since June 13, was shifted to a hospital here on Monday due to failing health as IAS officers accused of non-cooperation offered to talk to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CTET to be held in 20 languages, including Tamil: Javadekar
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be held in 20 languages, including Tamil, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has now included "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indeep Bakshi's 'Phone Diaries' song shot on phone
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The video of singer Indeep Bakshi's new song "Coco powder" from the album "Phone Diaries" has been shot on a phone, unlike most other music videos.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Galaxy Note 9 512GB variant may be exclusive to few markets
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly preparing to exclusively release a Galaxy Note 9 variant with 512GB onboard storage in certain markets such as South Korea and China, the media reported.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
SpiceJet announces 14 new flights starting July 1
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday announced 14 new domestic flights and enhanced frequency on some routes effective from July 1.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Golfer Koepka carves out US Open win
Southampton (New York), June 18 (IANS) US golfer Brooks Koepka won his second consecutive US Open title at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course here on Sunday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Spanish king's brother-in-law jailed for corruption
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) The brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI entered prison on Monday to begin serving a jail sentence of five years and 10 months for corruption, the country's penitentiary service said.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sahil Khattar eyes Bollywood
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) YouTube star Sahil Khattar has faced rejection by casting directors for being bald. He wonders why cant he turn into an "endearing actor and performer" just because of his physical appearance.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
3 killed as ambulance knocks down bikers
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Three people, including a couple, were killed on Monday as a speeding ambulance lost control and knocked down a bike and a bicycle in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul slams both Kejriwal, BJP for Delhi crisis
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP for their protests leading to a stalemate in the city, while accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the criris.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: FC Goa sign midfielder Lenny Rodrigues
Panjim, June 18 (IANS) FC Goa have announced the signing of Bengaluru FC midfielder Lenny Rodrigues ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,ISL
Shiv Sena also comes out in Kejriwal's support
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena on Monday came out in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his agitation, days after four non-Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states also endorsed his AAP's stand.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Karnataka will nominate representatives to Cauvery Board: CM
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka will soon send to the Centre the names of its nominees in the Cauvery Water Management Board (CMB) and the Regulation Authority, state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said after a meeting with Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Monsoon rains fill Karnataka reservoirs
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Heavy and incessant rains, since the onset of the southwest monsoon in Karnataka this month, have raised water levels in the state's reservoirs, said an official on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Abhinav 'happy, fortunate' to be part of 'Dil Hi Toh Hai' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Abhinav Kapoor feels happy and fortunate to be a part of "Dil Hi Toh Hai".
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Woakes out of India T20Is, Stokes likely to return
London, June 18 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday announced that all-rounders Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes will take no part in the limited-overs series against Australia but indicated that the latter could return in next month's T20 series with India.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ISL: ATK rope in Coppell as head coach for upcoming season
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Monday announced the appointment of former Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters head coach Steve Coppell for the upcoming season.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Serendipity Arts Festival announces new curators' panel
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) The third edition of Serendipity Arts Festival will see a new panel of 14 curators, the organisers announced on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
IAS officers welcome Kejriwal's appeal, open for talks
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) IAS officers in Delhi on Monday welcomed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's appeal regarding their safety and security, saying they are open to discussions on issues of governance in the national capital.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Petrol prices unchanged for 3rd straight day; Rs 76.35 in Delhi
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Domestic petrol prices were steady for the third consecutive day on Monday. In the national capital, the fuel was sold at Rs 76.35 per litre, data from the Indian Oil Corp website showed.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Tha tha' is very close to my heart: Dr Zeus
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Punjabi music sensation Dr Zeus says he is happy with the response to his song "Tha tha".
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
AAP to launch signature campaign
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will start a campaign from Tuesday to reach out to at least 10 lakh households in Delhi and collect signatures on a petition requesting that the party's demands be met.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Swiss expose cracks in Brazilian side, but all is not lost (Analysis)
Rostov-on-Don, June 18 (IANS) It began so promisingly for Brazil as a curling Philippe Coutinho strike from distance sent the green and gold masses into raptures during their FIFA Word Cup Group E match against Switzerland. But there was little more to celebrate for the hordes of Brazilian football fans who made the trip to the southwestern Russian port city of Rostov-on-Don on Sunday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
24% consumers in India experience online fraud: Report
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Nearly one in four Indians have directly experienced fraud while transacting online, a new report from global information services company Experian said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
AI helps radio journalist regain voice
London, June 18 (IANS) A US radio journalist who had lost his voice two years ago due to a rare neurological condition has regained the ability to speak, thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), the media reported.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Technology,Health/Medicine
Maharashtra, US-India panel announce 3 projects
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra government and a US-India panel have announced three new projects in the state, an official said here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Health habits to adopt after 40
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Reaching 40 is a milestone, signalling a time of transition from young adulthood to middle-age. It is that time of life where the risk of many health conditions increases so it is necessary to keep a check on your lifestyle in more serious way, say experts.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Your kids' obesity may up knee, hip osteoarthritis risk later
London, June 18 (IANS) If your son or daughter is obese during childhood then he or she could be at an increased risk of developing knee and hip osteoarthritis later, new research has found.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Global cues subdue equity indices; metal stocks fall
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Weak international markets and concerns of a resurgent global trade war depressed the key Indian equity indices on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Army chief visits Aurangzeb's bereaved family
Jammu, June 18 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Global anti-doping conference gets underway in Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 18 (IANS) A global anti-doping intergovernmental ministerial meeting got underway in Sri Lanka's capital on Monday, in order to discuss ways of freeing national and international level athletes from prohibited substances.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Other Sports
Layún lauds Mexico's victory over Germany as historic
Novogorsk (Russia), June 18 (IANS) Mexico left-back Miguel Layún on Monday billed his national football team's 1-0 victory over defending World Cup champion Germany in their opening group stage game in Russia as historic but warned against complacency.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Sela Ward busy pushing husband's political ambitions
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Actress Sela Ward, whose husband Howard Sherman is running for the US Senate in Mississippi, says she doesn't plan to be "one of those political wives who stands in the background or the shadows".
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Audi CEO arrested in diesel emissions probe
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Rupert Stadler, the Chief Executive of German carmaker Audi, was arrested on Monday in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Chinese envoy pitches for India-China-Pakistan trilateral meet
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) With India and Pakistan being made full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on Monday pitched the concept of an India-China-Pakistan trilateral meeting under the SCO framework.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Jabra's soft neckband headset in India for Rs 7,499
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Denmark-based Jabra, a subsidiary of GN Netcom that makes in-ear and on-ear audio wearables, on Monday launched "Elite 45e" headset with access to digital voice assistants including Alexa, Siri and Google Now for Rs 7,499 in India.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Dazen 6A' launched in India at Rs 7,999
Jaipur, June 18 (IANS) China-based Lephone on Monday launched a new smartphone brand "Dazen" with a new affordable device "Dazen 6A" at Rs 7,999 for Indian consumers.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Dineshwar Sharma visits Bukhari's family
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Centre's Special Representative Dineshwar Sharma on Monday visited the family of slain 'Rising Kashmir' editor Shujaat Bukhari to offer his condolences.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Politics,Terrorism
Ex-TV anchor commits suicide in Andhra
Vijayawada, June 18 (IANS) A former television anchor committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district, allegedly due to marital discord, police said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
South Africa rest Tahir for Sri Lanka tour
Johannesburg, June 18 (IANS) South Africa have decided to rest their top-ranked bowler Imran Tahir, for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in July-August.
2018-06-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
BJP protests against Bengal political killings
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the BJP on Monday protested against the West Bengal government over the killings of party workers and leaders in the state.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Strengthen capabilities to check social media misuse: Rajnath
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday sought strengthening the capabilities of law enforcement agencies to check misuse of social media for illegal activities, an official statement said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'The Platform': LFW's new move to support emerging talents
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW), in association with US-based water brand smartwater, has announced "The Platform", a programme conceptualised to identify and mentor young and innovative designers who are willing to push the boundaries of fashion and create a new norm.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Millennials at diabetes, cancer risk in middle age
London, June 18 (IANS) Owing to stressful jobs and relationships, millennials, or those born between 1980s and 2000, could be at a higher risk of developing diabetes, cancer, heart diseases, than their parents, researchers say.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Both AAP, BJP to blame for Delhi crisis: Congress
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Congress on Monday blamed both the BJP-led Central government and Delhi's ruling AAP for the rift between the IAS officers and the Delhi government.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
VHP protest outside Hyderabad's US Consulate foiled
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Police on Monday detained a group of VHP and Bajrang Dal activists before they could stage a protest outside the US Consulate here against a CIA report that branded them as "militant organisations".
2018-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
3 killed in London train accident
London, June 18 (IANS) Three people died on Monday after being struck by a train near Loughborough junction in south London, the British Transport Police (BTP) said.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aayush Sharma overwhelmed by response to 'Loveratri' teaser
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Debutant Aayush Sharma, superstar Salman Khan's brother-in-law, is overwhelmed by the positive response to the teaser of his maiden film "Loveratri".
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
National Education Policy by end of 2018: Javadekar
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday that the much awaited National Education Policy's "zero draft" is ready and will be implemented by the end of 2018.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Colombia look to ride Falcao, Rodriguez show against Japan (Preview)
Saransk (Russia), June 18 (IANS) Colombia will look to 2014 Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez and top scorer Radamel Falcao for inspiration when they take on Japan in their Group H FIFA World Cup opener here on Tuesday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Will appreciate if 8 disqualified MLAs rejoin AIADMK: TN CM
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Joint Coordinator K. Palaniswami on Monday said it will be appreciated if eight of the disqualified legislators rejoin the party.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Injured Cambodian prince stable
Phnom Penh, June 18 (IANS) Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh who was injured in a car accident, has been airlifted to a hospital in Thailand and his condition was now stable, an official said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two Chinese nationals arrested in Bihar for liquor consumption
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Two Chinese nationals were arrested in a drunken state here for violating the liquor ban in force in Bihar, police said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
International ICT conference concludes in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) The two-day international Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 2018 conference concluded here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
3 dead in Delhi gang war
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, were killed and five others were injured in a shootout in gang war here on Monday, police said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NDMC reschedules Taj Man Singh hotel's e-auction
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Monday rescheduled the e-auction of the five-star Taj Man Singh hotel to July 18 for a license period of 33 years.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Manish Sisodia shifted to hospital
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was on hunger strike since June 13, was shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital here on Monday due to failing health, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Halep stays atop of WTA rankings
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep remained on top of Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday, ahead of the upcoming 2018 Wimbledon.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Being a father is such a trip: Justin Timberlake
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Singer Justin Timberlake says his son Silas makes him feel a love that he didn't know existed.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New consumer bill covering E-commerce to be taken up in monsoon session: Minister
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Consumer Protection Bill 2018 is likely to be taken up in the upcoming monsoon session of parliament, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, C.R. Chaudhary said here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ari Aster seeks inspiration from real life for 'Hereditary'
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Ari Aster took inspiration from his own experience to make horror film "Hereditary".
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sushma Swaraj arrives Monday on maiden visit to France
Paris, June 18 (IANS) Taking stock of the progress on the series of agreements that India and France signed during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India in March would be high on the agenda as Indias External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Paris later Monday on a two-day visit.
2018-06-18
Category: International, France,Diplomacy
Pakistan issues fresh notes for Eid
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) issued fresh and crisp notes worth $3 billion to mark the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr
2018-06-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Heath Streak joins Scotland as consultant for tri-series
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been roped in by Cricket Scotland as a consultant for a short eight-day period, it was announced on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Federer reclaims top spot in ATP rankings
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Switzerland's Roger Federer returned to top spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday after he won his 98th career title in Germany.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Audi CEO arrested
Madrid, June 18 (IANS) Audi AG CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday on fraud allegations, a company spokesman said.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Spain,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maldives says didn't deny work visas to Indians
Male, June 18 (IANS) The Maldives Immigration has refuted reports that it is denying work permits to Indian citizens.
2018-06-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan have fair chance to win 2019 World Cup: Waqar
Lahore, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan bowling great Waqar Younis believes the experience gained by the green brigade in English conditions will boost their confidence in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, starting May 30 in England and Wales.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pradhan to take up crude price issue at OPEC Vienna meet
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will raise India's concerns about rising crude oil prices at the meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to be held in Vienna later this month, the Minister said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
How to get rid of mosquitoes without pesticide use
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a cheap and pesticide-free way to combat mosquito populations and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Canada,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Does India have a Defence Minister, wonders Shiv Sena
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Launching a fresh salvo at the Central government against the backdrop of the Jammu and Kashmir violence, the Shiv Sena on Monday asked whether "India really has a Defence Minister?".
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Equity indices flat on weak global cues
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a flat-to-negative note on Monday afternoon tracking weakness in the benchmark global markets and ressurgent concerns of a global trade war.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Hichki' gets standing ovation at Shanghai film fest
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Director Siddharth Malhotra, whose film "Hichki" received a standing ovation at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), says it was an honour.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
When Claire Danes had less patience for 'the girlfriend' roles
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Two-time Emmy Award winner Claire Danes says there was a phase after she did TV movie "Temple Grandin" when she had less patience for essaying "the girlfriend role".
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hyderabad mosque welcomes non-Muslims to witness 'namaz'
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Standing on a balcony, a group of non-Muslims including women watched Muslims offer prayers at a mosque here which formally opened its doors for people of all faiths.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
End monstrous migrant policies: Ex-ethics chief to Trump
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Former federal ethics chief Walter Shaub has called on US President Donald Trump to end his migrant policies at the US border, referring to them as "monstrous".
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Poland celebrates 4th International Yoga Day
Warsaw, June 18 (IANS) Around three thousand people on Sunday celebrated the Fourth International Yoga Day in Poland, a country where yoga has almost become a way of life for many citizens.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Poland,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Australia slip to 34-year low in ICC ODI rankings
Melbourne, June 18 (IANS) Australia slipped to a 34-year low, dropping to the sixth position on the ICC's latest ODI rankings table after losing the opening two fixtures of the ongoing five-match rubber against England.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sony launches in-car AV receiver in India
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Sony India on Monday launched its new in-car audio-video (AV) receiver "XAV-AX5000" for Rs 24,990.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Chandimal pleads not guilty, hearing after end of 2nd Test
St. Lucia, June 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct and, as such, match referee Javagal Srinath will hold a hearing following the conclusion of the second Test against the West Indies here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, St. Lucia,Sports,Cricket
Using policemen for personal work won't be allowed: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday made it clear that senior police officials won't be allowed to use policemen for their personal work.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security
108 migrants from Pakistan get Indian citizenship
Jodhpur, June 18 (IANS) A total of 108 migrants from Pakistan received Indian citizenship here in Rajasthan on Sunday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India has overcome Congress legacy, can no more use it as excuse: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Even as the ruling BJP and its senior leaders have repeatedly attacked the Congress for leaving behind a legacy of "governance failure", "policy paralysis" and "economy in shambles", the Central government can no more use this as an excuse and will have to take ownership of not only its accomplishments but also its failures from now on, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Anupam Kher helps people fight depression
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher says depression is still considered to be a taboo, and he hopes to bring a change by doing his bit.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Guenter extends contract at German club Freiburg
Berlin, June 18 (IANS) Freiburg have extended the contract with left back Christian Guenter, the Bundesliga football club has confirmed.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Volcanic eruptions behind mysterious Martian rock formation: Study
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the probable source of a mysterious Martian rock formation near the planet's equator, says a new study.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Works by Picasso, Monet at Christie's auction in London
London, June 18 (IANS) Masterpieces by art virtuosos Pablo Picasso, Kazimir Malevich and Claude Monet are a part of an auction at Christie's London on June 20, the auction house said.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
In world of superheroes, nice to focus on real heroes: John Krasinski
London, June 18 (IANS) Actor John Krasinski, who essays a character who transforms from his desk-jockey job into a badass CIA field agent in "Jack Ryan", says it's great to focus on real heroes at a time when superheroes enjoy a certain popularity.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jaitley lauds GDP growth, says job creation is on track
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In yet another long blog, Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday lauded the fourth quarter GDP growth of 7.7 per cent saying the future looked much brighter than the past.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aakriti Sharma meets her biggest fan
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Child actress Aakriti Sharma, who is getting positive response for TV show "Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala", was pleasantly surprised to see her fan -- a three-year-old girl child -- fly to Mumbai from Faridabad just to meet her.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Release of Amish Tripathi's book postponed
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Author Amish Tripathi has "postponed" the launch of his upcoming book "Suheldev & the Battle of Bahraich", which was accepting pre-orders and was scheduled to release on July 16.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP continues counter-protest against Kejriwal's sit-in
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday continued its counter-protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues' sit-in at the Lt. Governor's residence.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian origin hotelier in car park row with Heathrow Airport
London, June 18 (IANS) An Indian-origin hotel tycoon in Britain is locked in a legal battle with Heathrow Airport over his plans to build a multi-storey car park on land he owns at the facility.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Mexico focus on next match after stunning Germany
Moscow, June 18 (IANS) The Mexican players maintained their calm despite stunning holders Germany 1-0 at the start of their World Cup campaign here.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Israel targets Hamas positions after Gaza shelling
Jerusalem, June 18 (IANS) The Israeli Air Force on Monday attacked nine Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip after three projectiles were launched from the enclave, the military said.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
My illness delayed Goa going plastic free by 2018: Parrikar
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Stating that his mission to make Goa plastic free by 2018 was delayed because of his illness, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the state government will take strong steps to achieve the target.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Tripura Gramin Bank ranks fifth in rural bank list
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) The Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) has secured the fifth position amongst India's 56 regional rural banks (RRBs) in terms of its business and growth, an official said here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
India will achieve 10% GDP growth by Q4 of fiscal: Goyal
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The government is hopeful of achieving double-digit gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the country by the fourth quarter of the ongoing financial year, Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
I enjoy being in front of the camera: Manushi Chillar
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Every beauty pageant winner finds her next move to Bollywood, so will Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar, who is going to give away her Miss India title to her successor on Tuesday night and the Miss World crown later this year, do the same? She says though she has discovered her love for the camera of late, her Bollywood decision is something she would like to leave for the time being.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
How gut bacteria leads to depression, anxiety
New York, June 18 (IANS) Gut bacteria plays a key role in infusing negative feelings in the brains of obese people, causing depression and anxiety, researchers say.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Oli's China visit will deepen bilateral ties, hope Ex-Nepal PMs
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Former Nepal Prime Ministers have expressed the hope that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will be instrumental in further deepening bilateral ties between the two countries.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Costa Rican media pessimistic after loss to Serbia
San Jose, June 18 (IANS) Costa Rican media and fans have expressed pessimism on their football team's chances at the World Cup following the 0-1 defeat to Serbia.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Argentina,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Oli's China visit instrumental for bilateral ties: Ex-Nepal PMs
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Former Nepal Prime Ministers have expressed hope that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will be instrumental in further deepening bilateral ties between the two countries.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Pressure got to us against Switzerland: Brazil coach
Rostov-on-Don (Russia), June 18 (IANS) Brazil football team coach Tite thought the pressure had got to his players after watching his side kick off their 2018 World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland here.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Mexicans hail win over Germany in World Cup
Mexico City, June 18 (IANS) Mexico's 1-0 victory over reigning World Cup champions Germany in their FIFA World Cup opener sent the country into a frenzy, with many fans now certain that their team can make it further than ever before in Russia.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Star gazers could have a good view of the Red Planet next month as Mars is set to come to the closest point to Earth since 2003 when it reaches opposition with the Sun in late July.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Taliban resume attacks on Afghan forces as truce ends
Kabul, June 18 (IANS) The Taliban on Monday resumed attacks on Afghan security forces after the armed outfit's three-day ceasefire ended the previous night, police said.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Spain starts training for World Cup clash vs Iran without Reina
Krasnodar (Russia), June 18 (IANS) Spain's national football team has resumed training after a few hours of rest with an eye on their next 2018 FIFA World Cup clash with Iran, albeit without goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who is struggling with neck discomfort.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Brazilian media disappointed over Brazil-Switzerland match result
Sao Paulo, June 18 (IANS) Media outlets in Brazil expressed their disappointment over the national team's opening match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Switzerland that ended in a 1-1 tie, and questioned the performance of the match's referee.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Need tolerance to accept sexual diversity: Mr Gay World 2018 runner-up
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) City-based Samarpan Maiti, the second runner-up of Mr Gay World 2018, dreams of a day when there would be no need to use terms like "straight" to identify people, but says this could be possible only when people have the tolerance to accept diversities.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Mallika Dua slams trolls with music video
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Comedienne Mallika Dua says she used to get upset with all the trolls, but now prefers to ignore them.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ranbir an inspiration for the coming generation: Paresh Rawal
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) While Ranbir Kapoor has been vocal about how inspiring it has been to work with Paresh Rawal in "Sanju", the veteran actor believes the young star is an inspiration for the new generation.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 militants killed in J&K
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Monday by the Army in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora, a defence official said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tripura Assembly to begin budget session on Tuesday
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) The Tripura Assembly will begin its 11-day budget session from Tuesday, Speaker Rebati Mohan Das said here on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Google to invest $550mn in Chinese e-commerce player
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) In an apparent move to rebuild its presence in the country, tech giant Google is set to invest $550 million in cash into Chinese e-commerce player JD.com.
2018-06-18
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Sheen hits back at ex over non-disclosure agreement
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen has blasted a former girlfriend who accused him of forcing her to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) after telling her he was HIV-positive, insisting she was desperate to hang out with him.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Melania Trump speaks against border child separations
Washington, June 18 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has spoken against a controversial administration policy that separates immigrant parents from their children at the Mexico border, media reports said.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sriram Raghavan to direct biopic on 2nd Lt. Arun Khetarpal, PVC
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Director Sriram Raghavan and producer Dinesh Vijan have teamed up once again after "Badlapur" for the biopic of on Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, who was posthumously awarded a Param Vir Chakra (PVC) the nation's highest honour for gallantry during the 1971 war with Pakistan..
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kangana Ranaut becomes face of Vogue Wedding Show 2018
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut has been roped in as the face of the forthcoming sixth edition of The Vogue Wedding Show (VWS).
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Monsoon is both a pollution pump and a cleanser, says study
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Like Janus, the Greek god, the Indian monsoon has two faces, according to a report by researchers from Germany in the journal "Science".
2018-06-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal continues sit-in protest
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor's residence, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "give a green signal" to the IAS officers to end their strike.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Renewable energy-based desalination could resolve India's perennial water woes (Comment)
The ever-increasing demand for potable water is exerting tremendous stress on our existing consumable water resources. Water covers a little over 70 per cent of the earths surface, and by this we erroneously presume that there is adequate potable water. Realistically, only 3 per cent of this water is potable.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
'Ocean Rimmed World': The Ocean giveth, but the ocean also taketh away (Book Review)
Book: Ocean Rimmed World; Author R.N. Joe D'Cruz; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 563; Price: 575
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Samsung spent $13.6bn on taxes globally in 2017
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics spent $13.6 billion (15 trillion won) to pay taxes around the globe in 2017 -- a 70 per cent increase from a year earlier, the company's business report showed on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Telangana rural body chief arrested for kicking woman
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Police in Telangana's Nizamabad district on Monday arrested the chief of a rural local body for kicking a woman over a property issue.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Being good doesn't depend on religion, colour: Akon
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Popular American singer-rapper Akon says being a good person does not depend on the religion, colour and race but on how you treat others.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
7 killed in Punjab accident
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) At least seven people were killed on Monday when the sports utility vehicle (SUV) they were travelling in rammed into a truck near Punjab's Amritsar city, police said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Seoul, Pyongyang meet to discuss sports collaboration
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) Representatives from South Korea and North Korea on Monday discussed sports collaboration between the two neighbours at a meeting held in the truce village of Pan
2018-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
US Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children
Washington, June 18 (IANS) US Democrat lawmakers have expanded their campaign highlighting President Donald Trump's administrations forced separation of migrant children from their families at the Mexico border, a media report said.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Partly cloudy sky in Delhi, rains likely
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy sky on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Key Indian equity indices open flat
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday opened on a flat note.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
5 undocumented immigrants killed in Texas car crash
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Five undocumented immigrants in a speeding sport utility vehicle (SUV) were killed when it crashed while being chased by border patrol agents in Texas town near the Mexico border, officials said.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Conservative newcomer wins Colombia's presidential election
Bogota, June 18 (IANS) Conservative political newcomer Ivan Duque has been elected President of Colombia, a media report said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Indefinite nationwide truck strike begins
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Truck owners and operators launched an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday against increasing diesel prices and a sharp hike of third party insurance premium.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Two Chinese nationals arrested in Bihar for liquor consumption
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Two Chinese nationals were arrested here for violating the liquor prohibition imposed by the Bihar government over two years ago, police said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 killed in Japan quake
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and over 50 others injured on Monday when a an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Osaka city.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin kiss away
New York, June 18 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber and television personality Hailey Baldwin indulged in public display of affection, locking lips at a public park here.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Mexico's Marquez becomes third man to play at five World Cups
Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Mexico captain Raia Marquez has become only the third player to play at five World Cups after he came on as a substitute during Sunday's 1-0 win against world champions Germany, reports Xinhua.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Melbourne Woolworths store to allow nude photo shoot
Melbourne, June 18 (IANS) Australian supermarket chain Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use a car park on top of one of its Melbourne stores for a mass naked photo shoot, reversing an earlier decision.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
When Nick Cannon's son tricked him, bought a dog
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) American TV show host Nick Cannon's 7-year-old son, Moroccan, tricked his father and bought a dog online.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
5.9-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan's Osaka
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 rocked Osaka prefecture, western Japan at 7.58 a.m local time, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on Monday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ivan Duque to be next President of Colombia
Bogota, June 18 (IANS) Ivan Duque of the right-wing Democratic Center party won the second round of Colombian presidential election on Sunday, claiming 53.97 per cent of the vote, with 99.76 per cent of the votes counted, according to National Electoral Council (CNE).
2018-06-18
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
US-led air strikes target Syrian military position
Damascus, June 18 (IANS) US-led air strikes targeted a Syrian military position in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Sunday, leaving casualties, according to local media.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Fire in container ship extinguished
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The raging fire in MV SSL Kolkata that began on June 14 night in the Bay of Bengal was finally extinguished on Sunday, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
General Electric faces fines in France over jobs pledge
Paris, June 18 (IANS) France is threatening to take the unusual step of fining General Electric if it fails to create a set number of jobs in the country.
2018-06-18
Category: International, France,Business/Economy
US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy
Washington, June 18 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has called for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering the country from Mexico.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Use natural oils, shampoo regularly for healthy hair in monsoon
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Frizzy hair as well as sticky and grimy skin are common complaints in the rainy season. Battle these problems with natural oils, regular cleansing and tie your hair up to trap in the moisture and prevent frizz.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
FIFA World Cup: Spirited Switzerland hold off-colour Brazil
Rostov (Russia), June 18 (IANS) Switzerland came up with a gritty, fighting performance to hold title contenders Brazil 1-1 in a Group E match of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Taliban announces end to Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire
Kabul, June 18 (IANS) A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over, with the latter saying its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
FIFA World Cup: Spirited Switzerland hold Brazil
Rostov (Russia), June 18 (IANS) Switzerland came up with a gritty, fighting performance to hold title contenders Brazil 1-1 in a Group E match of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday.
2018-06-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
'Incredibles 2' smashes animation box office record in North America
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Disney and Pixar's animated film "Incredibles 2" opened with an estimated 180 million U.S. dollars in its debut weekend in North America, smashing multiple box office records for an animated film.
2018-06-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delhi Minister Jain shifted to hospital
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who was on an indefinite hunger since Tuesday, was shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital here late on Sunday night, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
2018-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Two Tamil Nadu tourists drown off Goa beaches while clicking selfies
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Two tourists from Tamil Nadu drowned in two separate incidents while clicking selfies at popular Goa beaches, police said on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha shouldn't oppose Ayushman Bharat for mere politics: Pradhan
Bhubaneswar, June 17 (IANS) Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that the Odisha government should not oppose the Ayushman Bharat scheme, popularly known as Modicare, for mere political reasons.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
PM's Niti Aayog address 'half truth': Congress
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for presenting a "rosy picture of economy" at the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog here, saying his address was a mix of "half truths" and "tall tales".
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Raje seeks national status for Rajasthan canal project
Jaipur/New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday asked the Central government to consider special additional budgetary support challenge to the state to meet the challenge of safe drinking water availability, while seeking national project status for the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP).
2018-06-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
At NITI meet, Modi moots double digit growth, linking MNREGA to agriculture (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The fourth annual meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council was conducted on Sunday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chaired the meet, gave the target of achieving double digit economic growth as well as the idea to link MNREGA employment with agriculture, among other things.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Assam flood toll now nine, over 4 lakh affected
Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) The flood situation continued to be grim across Assam on Sunday, affecting over four lakh people in six districts as five more persons were killed in last 24 hours, taking the toll to nine.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Canadian citizen among four held as Punjab Police bust drug racket
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Sunday claimed to have busted an international drugs smuggling racket with the arrest of four persons, including a Canadian national of Indian-origin.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy
22 injured in shooting at US art festival
Trenton (US), June 17 (IANS) At least 22 people were injured early on Sunday when some gunmen opened fire at a crowd at a 24-hour art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, authorities said, ruling out a terror angle.
2018-06-17
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Danish midfielder Kvist out of World Cup with rib injury
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Denmark will be without veteran midfielder William Kvist for the rest of the World Cup, the Danish Football Association confirmed on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Mexico shock World Cup holders Germany
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Mexico created the first upset of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, overcoming defending champions Germany 1-0 in a frenetic Group F game at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Mavericks edge out Maharashtra in UTT thriller
Pune, June 17 (IANS) Ayhika Mukherjee's giant-killing ways stood out as RP-SG Mavericks thwarted a gallant charge from Maharashtra United and eked out a narrow 11-10 victory in their Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) clash at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton
Sweden coach plays down spying allegations
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Sweden coach Janne Andersson on Sunday played down stories that a member of his coaching staff had spied on the preparations of the South Korea national football team ahead of Monday's World Cup group F clash.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Mexico shock Germany 1-0
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Mexico upset defending champions Germany 1-0 in a FIFA World Cup Group F game at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Committee to examine using MNREGA in agriculture
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Central government is mulling to link MNREGA with the agriculture sector in a way that the rural employment scheme and the demands of labour in agriculture complement each other, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said here on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bengal girl mistakes pistol for toy, shoots mother
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A girl in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Sunday accidentally shot and critically injured her mother while playing with a loaded pistol the woman had found outside and given to her daughter, thinking it was a toy, police said.
2018-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brad Pitt spends Father's Day in London with kids
London, June 17 (IANS) Hollywood star Brad Pitt spent Father's Day here with his children amid an ongoing custody dispute.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chandimal denies ball tampering, ICC hearing after Test
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia), June 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to breaching Article 2.2.9 of the International Cricket Council's code of conduct and a hearing will be held following the conclusion of the ongoing cricket Test against the West Indies.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
Quake in Sikkim, tremors felt in north Bengal
Siliguri, June 17 (IANS) A mild earthquake, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, hit Sikkim at on Sunday night, with tremors also felt in three north Bengal districts, said the met office. No loss of life or property damage was reported from anywhere.
2018-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
AAP holds march in support of Kejriwal, four CMs urge PM to resolve crisis (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday held a march to support Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three of his cabinet colleagues, who have been holding a sit-in at the LG office for the last one week, even as the four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to immediately resolve the crisis.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ratan Tata launches North East Small Finance bank
Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata and Assam's Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday launched the first 28 branches of the North East Small Finance Bank (NESFB), the region's first small bank.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No problems against Egypt if we 'play at our level': Russia
Novogorsk, June 17 (IANS) Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Russian Football Union executive committee member Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday that the national team should not have any difficulties with Egypt in the upcoming Group A if the team plays at its level.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Greece, FYROM sign historic deal to end Macedonia name dispute
Athens, June 17 (IANS) Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) sealed a historic agreement on Sunday, putting an end to the dispute which started in 1991 over the use of the name Macedonia.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Greece,Politics,Diplomacy
20 dead after Nigeria attacks
Abuja, June 17 (IANS) The Nigerian Police on Sunday said security personnel found 20 bodies following twin blasts and a rocket attack in a town in Borno.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Nigeria,Terrorism,Defence/Security
6 IS militants killed in Iraq airstrike
Baghdad, June 17 (IANS) At least six Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Sunday in an airstrike in Iraq's central province of Salahudin.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism,Defence/Security
'Allahu Akbar' shouting woman injures two people in France
Paris, June 17 (IANS) A woman, shouting "Allahu akbar", attacked and injured two people with a cutter on Sunday in France's Var department, media reports said. She has been taken into custody.
2018-06-17
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Scarface' producer Martin Bregman dead at 92
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) "Scarface" and "Dog Day Afternoon" producer Martin Bregman, whom actor Al Pacino once described as "my guy", is dead. He was 92.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Kejriwal guarantees IAS officers' security, asks them to return to work
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday assured the IAS officers of their safety and security and urged them to "return to work" and attend ministers' meetings.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fluminense coach Braga quits
Rio de Janeiro, June 17 (IANS) Brazilian football giants Fluminense on Sunday said Abel Braga has resigned as head coach.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Massive protest by AAP in Delhi, CPI-M extends support
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday took out a massive protest amid its standoff with the Lt Governor and IAS officers, even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal completed a week of his sit-in at LG office.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
World Cup: Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener
Samara (Russia), June 17 (IANS) Aleksandar Kolarov curled in a superb freekick as Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 in a rather listless Group E match of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Government ends ceasefire in J&K, dismay in Valley (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) As terrorist activities continued even after a month-long Ramadan ceasefire announcement in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral initiative, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month, evoking dismay among people in the state.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged with ball tampering
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia), June 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been charged with "changing the condition of the ball", by the International Cricket Council (ICC), during the second Test against West Indies here.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
Andhra, Bihar seek special status, Modi assures on provisions at bifurcation time
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured states like Andhra Pradesh and Bihar, which have been demanding special status category, that the Centre is committed in "letter and spirit" to adhere to statutory provisions in place at the time of the bifurcation of states.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Let Raje accept challenge of checking farmers' suicide, says Pilot
Jaipur, June 17 (IANS) Hitting out at Rajasthan's Vasundhara Raje government for only being engaged in accepting the fitness challenge passed on by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, state Congress chief Sachin Pilot said that if the Chief Minister is serious on accepting any challenge, it should be of putting a complete check on farmers' suicide.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shooter Adarsh bags two more gold medals
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Haryanas Adarsh Singh claimed two more gold medals as he emerged triumphant in the 25m Standard Pistol senior and junior men's category at the KSS Memorial Shooting Championship here on Sunday evening.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Banks Board Bureau recommends 22 executive promotions at PSBs
N0ew Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has recommended 22 general managers to be promoted as Executive Directors at various state-run banks, according to an announcement by the BBB.
2018-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Miss you so much dad: Kim Kardashian on Father's Day
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian West posted an emotional tribute to her father on the occasion of Father's Day on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
18 killed, 49 injured in Afghanistan suicide attack
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and another 49 injured on Sunday in a suicide attack in the heart of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, a security source said.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Mercury drops, air quality improves in Delhi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi and surrounding areas on Sunday saw a respite from both dust pollution and heat, with air quality improving from severe due to changing wind directions, and maximum temperature falling to 36.8 degrees, three notches below average. Monday will also see similar weather.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
World Cup: Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener
Samara (Russia), June 17 (IANS) Aleksandar Kolarov curled in a superb freekick as Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 in a rather listless Group E match of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
End of Ramadan ceasefire causes dismay in Kashmir
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) The central government's decision on Sunday not to extend the Ramadan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir evoked mixed reactions, with the ruling PDP expressing its unhappiness.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Public representative kicks woman in Telangana
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a block-level public representative in Telangana kicked a woman after she hit him with a 'chappal' over a land issue on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lorenzo wins 2nd consecutive MotoGP race in Barcelona
Barcelona, June 17 (IANS) Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo of Ducati on Sunday put the hammer down for the second time in a row this season to win the Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Uruguay's Varela dreams of playing with Suarez in FC Barcelona
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), June 17 (IANS) Uruguay defender Guillermo Varela on Sunday revealed that his dream is to play for FC Barcelona alongside his compatriot Luis Suarez.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Uruguay's Sanchez thrilled after World Cup debut
Nizhy Novgorod (Russia), June 17 (IANS) Uruguay midfielder Carlos Sanchez said on Sunday that he was living the dream after making his FIFA World Cup debut against Egypt in their opening match in Russia on Friday.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
15 civilians injured in Kashmir explosion
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Fifteen civilians were injured on Sunday in an explosion at the Manasbal park in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Committed to statutory provisions on special status: Centre
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In view of the demand of some states for special status category on economic grounds, the Centre said on Sunday that it is committed in "letter and spirit" to adhere to the statutory provisions in place at the time of the bifurcation of states.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Colombia's Arias looking to start strong vs Japan
Kazan, June 17 (IANS) Colombia right back Santiago Arias on Sunday said that his team wants to start its 2018 FIFA World Cup run in an auspicious fashion when it takes on Japan, its first Group H rival.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Iran forward Jahanbakhsh calls Nike withdrawal 'disrespectful'
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Iran forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh has criticized American sports apparel brand Nike which, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, refused to continue supply of boots to his team owing to US-led sanctions against the Asian country.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Meghalaya CM banishes plastic from his office under 'Beat Plastic' drive
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Admitting increasing plastic consumption is a rising threat to his state, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said he had personally quit using plastic as well as barring it from his office.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
15 killed, 45 injured in Afghanistan suicide bombing
Jalalabad (Afghanistan), June 17 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 45 others wounded as an explosion rocked a provincial governor's office after a meeting between Afghan officials and Taliban members here on Sunday, a security official said.
2018-06-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Karnataka seeks 50% central aid for farm loan waiver
New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Flagging the agrarian crisis gripping the country, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday urged the Central government to bear 50 per cent of the farm loans the state government plans to waive soon.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
20 injured in shooting at US art festival, suspect dead
Trenton (US), June 17 (IANS) At least 20 people were injured early on Sunday when some gunmen opened fire at a crowd at a 24-hour art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, authorities said, adding one suspect was killed and another was taken into custody.
2018-06-17
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manipur extrajudicial killings campaign calls upon Rajnath to safeguard activists
Imphal, June 17 (IANS) Over a thousand Indians on Sunday called upon Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh to end harassment and attacks on activists and human right defenders who highlighted alleged extrajudicial executions in the state, rights watchdog Amnesty International India said.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Russia's Dzagoev to miss remaining Group A matches
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Russias attacking midfielder Alan Dzagoev has said that he wont have enough time to recover from a thigh injury and will have to miss the remaining FIFA World Cup Group A matches against Egypt and Uruguay.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Yo-Yo fitness test is haunting Indian cricketers (Column: Just Sport)
Ireland and Afghanistan played their first-ever Test matches a month apart to take the number of Test-playing nations to a dozen. It is only natural to compare the performances of the two new entrants.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Not on strike, but need a culture of trust: Delhi IAS officers
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Denying the AAP government's allegation that they are on strike, the Delhi IAS Association on Sunday said they are totally neutral towards all political parties but they need a "culture of trust" to work.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unfortunately, I'm not single anymore: Karan Kundra
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actor Karan Kundra, who plays a character that he describes as "popular with the ladies" in "Dil Hi Toh Hai", acknowledges his real life female fan following, but says too bad that he isn't single anymore.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengal youth shot dead in clash over motorcycle
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A youth was allegedly shot dead following an altercation between two groups in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday, police said.
2018-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How dry riverbeds contribute to climate change
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) Dry riverbeds are contributing more carbon emissions than previously thought, says a study that could help scientists better understand how to fight climate change.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Fitness essentials that will inspire you to get moving
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) If you are serious about fitness, invest in the right gear and essentials before you start. Buy breathable and sturdy walking shoes, get a fitness tracker, and if you sweat a lot, get yourself sweat-proof clothes, suggest experts.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Repeatedly asked Kejriwal to come for NITI Aayog meet: Amitabh Kant
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Sunday denied Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegation that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal replaced him at its fourth Governing Council meeting, saying Kejriwal was repeatedly asked to come to the meeting.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
England coach Southgate looks to ease pressure ahead of World Cup opener
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) England head coach Gareth Southgate says he has told the footballers in his squad who will be in the starting XI when his side kicks off its World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Morocco winger Nordin Amrabat set to miss Portugal match
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Morocco said on Sunday that winger Nordin Amrabat will miss the FIFA World Cup Group B clash against Portugal though he has been allowed out of hospital after suffering concussion during their opening game against Iran on Friday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Modi reiterates call for simultaneous polls, seeks debate
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated his call for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and Assemblies and called for a widespread debate and consultations over the issue.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 killed, 19 injured in Bengal bus accident
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Two passengers were killed and at least 19 others were injured as the bus they were travelling in, rammed into a truck coming from the opposite direction in West Bengal's Nadia district on Sunday, police said.
2018-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infant kidnapped by persistent suitor, rescued within hours
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A four-year-old boy was kidnapped by a man, who was persistently after his mother to marry him, in a bid to mount more pressure on her but the child was safely rescued within hours, police said on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIFA World Cup: South Korea looking to upset Sweden (Preview)
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), June 17 (IANS) South Korea will try to create an upset when they face higher-ranked Sweden in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F opening match at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium here on Monday.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Indian Railway's Mail/Express trains to sport new look - in beige and brown
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The dark blue coaches of Indian Railways will be a thing of the past now as the public transporter would be repainting all Mail/Express trains in a new colour scheme -- beige and brown.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Central schemes no longer limited to certain people, reaching all: Modi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon Chief Ministers to contribute their efforts towards 100 per cent implementation of Central schemes for the poor people's welfare as he said these were no longer limited to certain people and reaching everyone without discrimination.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
10 Delhi gurdwaras implement food safety standards for langar
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Community kitchens (langars) in 10 major Delhi gurdwaras have implemented the food safety and hygiene standards set by food regulator FSSAI to make healthy food accessible to everyone.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Posters, online campaigns for missing Kolkata cat
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Consumed by the pain of losing his cat, a college professor has put up hundreds of posters across south Kolkata streets and started social media campaigns in the hope of getting his pet back.
2018-06-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
FIFA: Belgium not willing to take minnows Panama lightly (Preview)
Sochi, June 17 (IANS) A strong Belgium side boasting of some of the big names in the business will be expected to run riot against proverbial minnows Panama in a Group G World Cup clash here on Monday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Have learnt from my failures, not successes: Ranbir
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) For Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, failures have translated to more learning than his success stories.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CII lauds Prabhu's US visit to sort trade issues
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Noting that US trade officials are expected to visit India soon in an attempt to address the trade and economic irritants between the two countries, industry chamber CII on Sunday lauded Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to the US for setting "a roadmap to resolve bilateral trade issues expeditiously".
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Dragged by car, Bhopal police officer critical
Bhopal, June 17 (IANS) An Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI) of Madhya Pradesh Police was in critical condition here on Sunday after a car hit him and dragged him for 500 metres, police said.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre misusing Governors' office to destabilize non-BJP governments: Yechury
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday accused the Modi government of using the Governors office to destabilise the non-BJP state governments as well as to install BJP governments despite the saffron party not winning the mandate.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal sees drive against cannabis, opium cultivation
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) The interiors of Himachal Pradesh, especially in the Kullu Valley infamous for cannabis and opium cultivation, have seen special drives by making officials and elected representatives at the grassroots accountable, the government said on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
New subtype of prostate cancer identified
New York, June 17 (IANS) Researchers have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about seven per cent of patients with advanced disease.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
My dad, my superhero: Bollywood celebs share Father's Day musings
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Father's Day on Sunday led Bollywood's celebrity brigade to share emotional notes on their father and fatherhood too.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Didn't always share easy relationship with my father: Sanjay Dutt
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt, whose life of ups and downs has inspired a Bollywood biopic "Sanju" that tells a father-son story, says he did not share an easy bond with his late father Sunil Dutt.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul slams Modi over 2015 promise in Odisha
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to keep his 2015 promise to upgrade a general hospital in Odisha's Rourkela to a super-speciality hospital-cum-medical college.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Hotel Mumbai' makers reclaim distribution rights from Weinstein Co
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Dev Patel-starrer "Hotel Mumbai", about the November 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, is now free from the clutches of The Weinstein Company as its producers have reclaimed its distribution rights in a settlement for an undisclosed sum.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
FIFA World Cup: Low-key England start as favourites against Tunisia (Preview)
Volgograd (Russia), June 17 (IANS) Low on expectations after repeated failures at major football tournaments, a youthful England side will look to start their World Cup campaign on a winning note when they take on Tunisia in a Group G encounter here on Monday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russia,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Houthi rebels recapture Hudaydah airport in Yemen
Sanaa, June 17 (IANS) Houthi rebels on Sunday recaptured the airport in Yemen's port city of Hudaydah, hours after government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition had it under their control.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Yemen,Terrorism,Defence/Security
'Satire' often being used as cover for fake news: Facebook
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) While admitting limitations of fact-checkers in fighting fake news, Facebook has said the problem is often compounded by some publishers who spread false news on the social media platform in the garb of being satirical.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Rohtang tunnel to be open for traffic by 2020 (Lead, Correcting headline)
Manali, June 17 (IANS) Construction of Rohtang tunnel, one of the world's most challenging motorable projects at 3,000 metres above sea level and which will provide an all-season connectivity to the landlocked Lahaul Valley from here in Himachal Pradesh, may be completed by 2020.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Features
Government should go when it starts fearing citizens: AAP
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Targeting the Narendra Modi government, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that when a government starts fearing its own people, it is time for it to go.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP slams Kejriwal for sit-in at LG house
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for "creating drama to further his political ambitions" with his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor's (LG) residence demanding a direction to the IAS officers to end their non-cooperation with his government.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Win puts pressure on Argentina: Croatia's Modric
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Croatia midfielder Luka Modric feels his team's 2-0 triumph over Nigeria puts more pressure on Group D favourites Argentina.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Kalki Koechlin gives an edge to edginess in 'The Job'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The quirky and compelling Kalki Koechlin essays a dysfunctional French immigrant in an Indian metropolis struggling against and being defeated by loneliness and discrimination in "The Job", a strange and disturbing short film produced by Kushal Shrivastava who directed last year's whimsical thriller "Vodka Diaries" -- and directed by Siddharth Sinha.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian flavours spicing up World Cup in Moscow
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian flavours to the ongoing World Cup here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,2018 FIFA World Cup,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society, US Elections
Gene therapy could restore hand function after spinal cord injury
London, June 17 (IANS) Researchers have tested a new gene therapy that has shown potential to help people with spinal cord injuries to re-learn skilled hand movements.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Natasha Suri signs Mika Singh's 'Aadat'
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress Natasha Suri, who made her acting debut with the Malayalam movie "King Liar", is on board for Bollywood project "Aadat", produced by singer Mika Singh.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Lust Stories': Opens door into Indian middle-class' sexual consciousness (Review)
Film: "Lust Stories", an anthology for Netflix; Directors: Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar; Cast: Radhika Apte, Akash Thosar, Bhumi Pednekar, Neil Bhoopalam, Manisha Koirala, Jaideep Ahlawat, Sanjay Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Vicky Kaushal and Neha Dhupia; Rating: ****
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Rohtang tunnel to be open for traffic by 2022
Manali, June 17 (IANS) Construction of Rohtang tunnel, one of the world's most challenging motorable projects at 3,000 metres above sea level and which will provide an all-season connectivity to the landlocked Lahaul Valley from here in Himachal Pradesh, may be completed by 2020.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Features
Beyonce, Jay-Z release first music video from joint album
London, June 17 (IANS) Singers and couple Beyonce and Jay-Z have released a music video from their first joint album titled "Everything is Love", songs from which they have unleashed for fans in one go as a surprise.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Government ends ceasefire in J&K
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Amid unending violence blamed mostly on militants, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month of Ramadan.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Warner Bros cracking down on Harry Potter fan festivals
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Entertainment company Warner Bros is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals, saying it is necessary to halt unauthorised commercial activity.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Ranbir Kapoor wants to play full-fledged role of father
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) On Father's Day on Sunday, Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor expressed a desire to be a part of a film in which he essays a full-fledged role of a father.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Incredibles 2': US theatres to issue strobe light warning
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Moviegoers seeing "Incredibles 2" in the US will now be warned about the flashing lights used in the film and their potentially triggering effect.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Health/Medicine
Taliban bans fighters from visiting government-held areas
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) The Taliban on Sunday ordered its fighters not to visit areas controlled by the Afghan government, a day after an attack by the Islamic State terror group against a gathering of insurgents and civilians left 25 dead.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
AAP March: Delhi Metro shuts five stations
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi Metro will keep five stations in the heart of Delhi shut on Sunday as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to march to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Those ignoring elected government will never listen to common man: AAP Minister
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Accusing the Modi government of not paying attention to Delhi's elected government, Delhi cabinet Minister Gopal Rai said such a regime will never listen to the common man and dubbed the current situation an "undeclared Emergency".
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Never say never: Kim Kardashian on running for public office
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is game to run for public office in the US if the time and opportunity comes but it's not on her mind at the moment.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Delhi LG not present at NITI Aayog meet, Kejriwal told
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Sunday denied Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals allegation that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal replaced him at its fourth Governing Council meeting.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepal PM's China visit to deepen bilateral ties
Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will deepen bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries, a Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) official said on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Four CMs urge PM to resolve Delhi government's problems
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the meeting of the NITI Aayog's fourth general council meeting here and urged him to immediately resolve the problems of the Delhi government.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cambodian Prince's wife killed in accident
Phonm Penh, June 17 (IANS) Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh's wife was killed on Sunday in a road accident in Sihanoukville province, police said.
2018-06-17
Category: International, India,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN chief lauds Afghanistan's extension of ceasefire
United Nations, June 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the Afghan government's announcement of a unilateral extension of the ceasefire with the Taliban.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Challenge to turn India's growth rate to double digits: Modi
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Indian economy grew at a healthy 7.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 and the challenge now is to turn this to "double digits".
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
AAP march: Lok Kalyan Marg metro station closed
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi Metro will keep its Lok Kalyan Marg station shut on Sunday as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to march to the Prime Minister's residence located nearby.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Body of man who came from Dubai found in Kashmir
Jammu, June 17 (IANS) The body of a 50-year-old man who came home from Dubai to celebrate Eid was found on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cop, civilian injured in Srinagar violence critical
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) A policeman injured in a militant attack and a civilian injured in clashes with security forces in Srinagar continued to be in critical condition on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
New Facebook AI system could 'open' closed eyes in photo
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) Facebook researchers are now working on a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that can make closed eyes look convincingly open.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Rain brings relief to Punjab, Chandigarh
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) Rainfall in parts of Punjab and Haryana on Sunday brought relief from the heat wave and dusty conditions prevailing over the region in the past few days.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung Galaxy A6+: Immersive 'Infinity Display' in a budget (Tech Review)
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Aiming to take on its mid-range smartphone rivals in India, South Korean tech major Samsung has introduced its contender, the Galaxy A6+, at a price of Rs 25,990 for 4GB RAM and 64GB on-board storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB via a MicroSD card slot.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
No ceasefire extension in J&K
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday decided not to extend the unilateral ceasefire against militants in Jammu and Kashmir, declared on May 16 in order to provide a conducive atmosphere in the state during the holy month of Ramadan.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India should collaborate in AI with leading countries: Assocham
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Indian government departments should take the lead in developing cross-border collaborations with countries leading in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Studied Messi's penalties, says Iceland goalkeeper
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Iceland's goalkeeper has said he had studied many of the Argentine superstar Lionel Messi's shots from the 12-yard mark, after stopping the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's second-half penalty attempt.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Two Muslims near the very top in British politics' (Comment: Special to IANS)
The three column, six inch-deep headline on page 1 of the Daily Telegraph caught my eye: "Doors open to thousands more skilled migrants."
2018-06-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Opinion/Commentary
I'm not pregnant, says Shilpa Shetty
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) As a photograph of Shilpa Shetty Kundra walking out of a clinic went viral with curious minds trying to guess if she was pregnant, the actress-entrepreneur-fitness enthusiast has clarified that she is not expecting and that it was only a usual health checkup.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
6 killed in Odisha boat capsize; 12 rescued
Bhubaneswar, June 17 (IANS) At least six persons have been killed after a boat carrying 18 tourists capsized in Odisha's Chilika lake, officials said on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthani musicians epitomise India's syncretic culture, but are a struggling lot (IANS Special Series)
Jaipur, June 17 (IANS) They are Muslims, yet they sing Krishna "bhajans" (hymns) from Hindu lore. They have adopted a hybrid culture that is a mix of both religions and lifestyles. Many of their names too blend two religions, like Shankar Khan and Krishna Khan.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,IANS Special Series,Features,Human Interest/Society
Centre to end J&K ceasefire
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday decided not to extend the suspension of anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir as announced in the beginning of Ramadan.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Modi's strategic vision: Gap between aspiration and reality
Global disorder appears to be the leitmotif of mid-2018, with the US and China embarking upon a trade-tariff war and the US-led Western alliance in considerable turmoil over the unseemly outcome of the just-concluded G-7 summit in Canada. The "historic" meeting in Singapore (June 12) between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has the potential to lead to a completely unexpected rearrangement of the strategic framework in East Asia. Disruption is the flavor of the times.
2018-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Indian cinema scripts a success story in China (Cinema Feature)
New Delhi/Beijing, June 17 (IANS) Indian stories, riding high on star power and universal themes, and splashed with hues of myriad emotions, are finding their way into China, winning hearts and the box office game too.
2018-06-17
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,National
Worldwide smartphone shipments to grow 1.4% in 2018: Report
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) Global shipments of smartphones are expected to reach a little over 1.49 billion units this year, up from 1.47 billion in 2017 -- a growth of 1.4 per cent, a report showed on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
There's more value for performance today: Rasika Dugal
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Theatre, television, web series and films -- Rasika Dugal is doing it all. The actress, who plays a pivotal role in the much-awaited "Manto", says avenues for nuanced performers have opened up in showbiz as the industry's landscape has changed.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big B obliges selfie seekers in Glasgow (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Glasgow to shoot "Badla", says he was pleasantly surprised to see the number of Indian migrants there, among whom were some selfie seekers too.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Focus shifting from actor's responsibility to great team work: Vicky Kaushal
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal, who will be seen in "Sanju", says he does not take much pressure before the release of his films because he believes that each project has its own destiny and that a lot depends on team work.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Oil prices, monsoon to drive equity market sentiments (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Fluctuations in the prices of crude oil along with the pace of the monsoon's progress will drive the trajectory of the key equity indices next week, analysts opined.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NITI Aayog governing council meeting begins
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog's governing council began here on Sunday to discuss issues including measures taken to double farmers' income, progress of flagship schemes like Ayushman Bharat, National Nutrition Mission and Mission Indradhanush.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-Goa CM hospitalised
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister and Congress MLA Pratapsingh Rane was hospitalised for a urinary tract infection, an official said on Sunday
2018-06-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Laughter: A diagnosis, and some personal prescriptions (Column: Bookends)
Laughter is our audible reaction, usually involuntary, to something that amuses us -- yet, it is a complex emotional expression that can also serve as a gesture of bravado, contempt or even desperation or a sign of mental imbalance. Consequently, it has been viewed variously down the ages and, likewise, so used in literature.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Google Plus new favourite of extremist groups: Report
London, June 17 (IANS) With social media sites like Facebook and Twitter coming down heavily on people sharing violent content, extremist groups appear to be migrating to Google Plus to popularise their propaganda, the media reported.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Obesity, smoking roadblocks in successful arthritis treatment
Toronto, June 17 (IANS) Obesity in women and smoking among men could be major factors behind not achieving remission in rheumatoid arthritis, despite early treatment, researchers say.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Partly cloudy morning in Delhi, air quality severe
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy sky on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Seoul asks Pyongyang to move artillery from border
Seoul, June 17 (IANS) South Korea asked North Korea in military talks last week to move its long-range artillery away from the border area to lessen tensions, authorities said on Sunday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Mild earthquake in Himachal
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh was again jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Sunday, an official said here. There were no reports of casualties or damages.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ali Fazal back home in Lucknow for Eid
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) It is a wonderful Eid for Ali Fazal. The young actor is currently shooting for Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Milan Talkies" in his hometown Lucknow.
2018-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Infinite possibilities in Maldives-China cooperation: Official
Male, June 17 (IANS) A top Maldivian official has said that the island nation and China have always enjoyed a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship, which has reached to a historic level over the past few years.
2018-06-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian-American mother's crusade leads conviction of son's murderer
Carbondale (US), June 17 (IANS) After a four-year crusade by an Indian-American mother seeking justice for her murdered son, the assailant has finally been convicted.
2018-06-17
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Khloe praises brother Rob for being an amazing dad
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has heaped praise on brother Rob Kardashian for being an amazing father to his daughter Dream.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Spain's royal couple leaves New Orleans to rhythm of jazz
New Orleans, June 17 (IANS) Spain's king and queen said goodbye to New Orleans this Saturday after attending a musical gala that allowed them to savour the unique rhythms and styles of a city that is the cradle of jazz and where for decades so much of life has revolved around its music.
2018-06-17
Category: International, India,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
FIFA World Cup: Messi regrets missing penalty against Iceland
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Argentine superstar Lionel Messi said he regretted having squandered a second-half penalty try that could have led his team to victory over Iceland in Group D action on Saturday at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Merkel planning special EU summit on migrant crisis: Report
Frankfurt, June 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning a special summit with the European Union (EU) member states, particularly those affected by the refugee crisis, the German newspaper "Bild" reported on Saturday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nyong'o cried after wearing foundation for first time
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Actress Lupita Nyong'o cried the first time she wore foundation because the product was the wrong colour.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Uber to launch e-bikes sharing service in Seattle
San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) U.S. ride-hailing leader Uber is going to launch its new e-bikes sharing service in Seattle, the largest city in the west U.S. state of Washington state, next month, according to a media report.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Tsipras survives no-confidence vote over Greece-Macedonia deal
Athens, June 17 (IANS) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence vote on Saturday that was presented by conservative members of Parliament to protest the deal reached with Skopje regarding the future name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).
2018-06-17
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Rihanna caught on camera stealing a wine glass
London, June 17 (IANS) Singer Rihanna was left red-faced on a recent taping of "The Graham Norton Show" when the host shamed her for stealing wine glasses from posh events.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sleep quantity, quality linked to heart health in adolescents: Study
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Both quantity and quality of sleep in adolescents had significant effects on aspects of cardiovascular health such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and abdominal fat deposition, according to a study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
17 dead in Venezuela club stampede
Caracas, June 17 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed on Saturday in a stampede in a nightclub in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, the Interior Minister Néstor Reverol has confirmed.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Venezuela,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Egypt raises fuel prices by up to 66.6% to push reforms
Cairo, June 17 (IANS) Egypt on Saturday increased fuel prices by up to 66.6 per cent to meet an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan deal and push the implementation of economic reform plans, the Oil Ministry said in a statement.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Egypt,Business/Economy
FIFA World Cup: Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0, go top of Group D
Kaliningrad (Russia), June 17 (IANS) Croatia went to the top of Group D in the FIFA World Cup following their 2-0 easy victory over Nigeria at the Kaliningrad Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
At least seven killed, 28 injured in Mexico bus crash
Mexico City, June 17 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and another 28 injured in a bus crash in the city of Guadalajara in west Mexican state of Jalisco, the local prosecutor announced on Saturday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anne Hathaway's 'awful' character
London, June 17 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway's "awful" "Ocean's Eight" character is based on how she imagines she'd be if she took fame too seriously.
2018-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Turkey arrests 19 suspects over armed attack on ruling party lawmaker
Ankara, June 17 (IANS) At least 19 suspects were arrested on Saturday over the recent armed attack on ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) members in southeast Turkey, said a Xinhua news agency report.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIFA World Cup: Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0
Kaliningrad (Russia), June 17 (IANS) Croatia went to the top of Group D in the FIFA World Cup following their 2-0 easy victory over Nigeria at the Kaliningrad Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Taxi ploughs into pedestrians in Moscow, eight injured
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) At least eight pedestrians, including some Mexican World Cup fans, were injured after a taxi mounted a crowded pavement in central Moscow.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Alice Cooper blasts 'safe' young bands
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Rocker Alice Cooper says young bands are too "safe" and "introverted".
2018-06-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) Afghanistan has extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid festival period.
2018-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Four CMs express solidarity with Kejriwal, say centre crippling federal system (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A day before the Niti Aayog meeting, four non-BJP Chief Ministers extended their support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's sit-in protest at Lt. Governor's office, saying there is a "constitutional crisis" in the state and they will urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to solve the issue at the earliest.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
World Cup: Denmark beat Peru in Group C tie
Saransk, June 16 (IANS) Denmark defeated Peru 1-0 in a Group C match of the FIFA World Cup at the Mordovia Arena here on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Oil prices, foreign fund flows to guide rupee's movement
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Fluctuations in crude oil prices, along with the direction of foreign fund flows are expected to influence the Indian rupee's movement against the US dollar in the coming week, experts said on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Smart India hackathon final for hardware products in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) The five-day grand finale of the 'Smart India Hackathon' (SIH) will be held at the renowned Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here from Monday to showcase hardware products by college students from across the country, it was announced on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Sathiyan, Manika star in Smashers' big victory over Warriors in UTT
Pune, June 16 (IANS) Indias highest-ranked mens player Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and 2018 Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Manika Batra came up with sterling performances to give Dabang Smashers an emphatic victory over Warriors in the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) here on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Four CMs meet over Kejriwal's protest, seek meeting with LG (Third Lead)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a bid to put pressure on the Centre and the BJP, four non-BJP Chief Ministers met here on Saturday and discussed a strategy to provide support to protesting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who wants IAS officers to end their non-cooperation with his government.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
West Bengal celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr with prayers, cultural soirees
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal on Saturday joined the nation in celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, with Muslims, attired in traditional clothes, pouring out on to the street to hold special prayers, greet one another and take part in cultural programmes.
2018-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Odisha will become the steel hub of India: Steel Minister
Angul (Odisha), June 16 (IANS) Odisha will be the steel hub of the country in the coming days, Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Internet services suspended in eastern Meghalaya
Shillong, June 16 (IANS) The Meghalaya government on Saturday suspended internet services on mobile telephones in six districts in the state's eastern part due to the "serious law and order situation"
2018-06-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
France must and will do better in next game, says coach Deschamps
Kazan, June 16 (IANS) France head coach Didier Deschamps said on Saturday that his team must and will do better in the next game following their 2-1 hard-fought win over Australia in the World Cup Group C opener.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Messi misses penalty as Iceland earn first World Cup point
Moscow, June 16 (IANS) Argentina's Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Iceland claimed their first ever World Cup point in a 1-1 draw here on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Portugal holds training after 3-3 draw against Spain
Moscow, June 16 (IANS) The Portuguese national team on Saturday held a light practice session in the Russian town of Kratovo, after holding Spain 3-3 in a FIFA World Cup thriller.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Lorenzo takes pole position with Ducate in Barcelona
Barcelona, June 16 (IANS) Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo on Saturday claimed the pole position in the Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix, his first with the Ducati team.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Zambrano appointed new coach of Colombian club Independiente
Medellin (Colombia), June 16 (IANS) Experienced Ecuadorian head coach Octavio Zambrano, the former manager of Canada's national football team, has taken the helm of Colombian-league club Independiente Medellin.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nadal kicks off 24 Hours of Le Mans race
Le Mans (France), June 16 (IANS) Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal on Saturday kicked off the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the world's oldest sports car races, in which his compatriot Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso is to compete.
2018-06-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Motorsports,Tennis
Karnataka's Meghana, Tejas shoot gold in mixed team event
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Asian Air Gun Championship silver medallist Meghana M. Sajjanar and Tejas Krishna Prasad of Karnataka proved to be a deadly combination for their opponents as they annexed the gold medal in the 10 metre Air Rifle mixed team senior event at the Karni Singh Shooting range here on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Switzerland coach respects Brazil, but plans to beat Canarinho
Rostov (Russia), June 16 (IANS) Switzerland's coach Vladimir Petkovic said Saturday that he had deep respect for Brazil, but was looking forward to defeating the Brazilian football team in their 2018 World Cup opener in Russia.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Two civilians shot and injured in J&K
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Two civilians in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district were critically injured on Saturday after being shot by unidentified gunmen, police said.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mamata slams those accusing her of Muslim 'appeasement'
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Lashing out at her opponents who accuse her of Muslim appeasement, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said such people were neither friends of Hindus nor of Muslims.
2018-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Congress mocks BJP for still not finding Rajasthan chief
Jaipur, June 16 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday mocked Rajasthan's ruling BJP for failing to zero in on its new state unit chief, quipping that its "Eid ka Chand" (new moon signifying Eid) was yet to appear.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Raina replaces 'unfit' Rayudu for England ODIs
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Seasoned batsman Suresh Raina was on Saturday named as a replacement for Ambati Rayudu in the One-Day International squad against England after the Hyderabadi batsman failed to clear the mandatory fitness test.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
We start from scratch, says Costa Rica coach Ramirez
Samara (Russia), June 16 (IANS) Costa Rica's coach Oscar Ramirez on Saturday said that his squad cannot rest on the laurels of their quarter-final birth in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but instead must now begin again and focus on their upcoming Serbian opponent ahead of their 2018 World Cup opener in Russia.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
France's Griezmann angers Barcelona president
Kazan, June 16 (IANS) After Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann announced his decision to stay at the Spanish club, FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu couldnt contain his emotions at the thought of losing the French star.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Congress' unorganised workers wing demands law for domestic workers
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Congress' All India Unorganized Workers Congress (AIUWC) on Saturday launched a nationwide postcard campaign to demand a central law to protect and promote the employment of domestic workers.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
World Cup: France down Australia 2-1 in Group C
Kazan, June 16 (IANS) Midfielder Paul Pogba scored the winning goal for France, who overcame Australia 2-1 in a FIFA World Cup Group C contest here on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Four CMs meet over Kejriwal's protest
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a bid to put pressure on the Centre and the BJP, four non-BJP Chief Ministers met here on Saturday and discussed a strategy to provide support to protesting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who wants IAS officers to end their non-cooperation with his government.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
World Cup: Spirited Iceland hold Argentina
Moscow, June 16 (IANS) Iceland came up with a fighting performance to hold formidable Argentina to a 1-1 stalemate in a hard fought Group D match of the FIFA World Cup at the Spartak Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Former Bengal minister Satya Sadhan Chakraborty dead
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader, ex-parliamentarian and former West Bengal Higher Education Minister Satya Sadhan Chakraborty died on Saturday at his residence here following a massive cardiac arrest, party source said. He was 85.
2018-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
UBI bets on resolution of 30 accounts referred to NCLT
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) United Bank of India (UBI), which referred 30 stressed accounts with an aggregated exposure of Rs 5,961 crore to National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in 2017-18 (FY18), is betting on the resolution of bad loan accounts to improve its net profit, its report said.
2018-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Drift of burning merchant vessel in Bay of Bengal arrested (Lead, changing dateline)
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) In a daring and complex operation, a Seaking 42 C helicopter from the Eastern Naval Command on Saturday winched down a Marine Commando (Marcos) officer on the accident-struck merchant vessel SSL Kolkata which had been on fire and drifting since the last two days in the Bay of Bengal, a defence official said.
2018-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Fervour, gaiety marks Eid in Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) Fervour, gaiety and piety marked the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday in Karnataka after the month-long Ramadan fasting by the devout.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Major fire devastates Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow, June 16 (IANS) Glasgow's world-renowned School of Art has been ravaged by another huge blaze, four years after part of the building was destroyed by fire, emergency services said on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
BJP slams Kejriwal over water crisis deaths, to hold protests on Sunday
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the death of three persons in scuffles related to water shortage and announced that it will hold a protest against the situation across the city on Sunday.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mamata seeks time from LG to meet Kejriwal, permission denied
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday denied permission to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for meeting her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal who is sitting on protest at his office-cum-residence, Raj Niwas, an AAP leader said.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australia deserved draw against France, says coach van Marwijk
Kazan, June 16 (IANS) Australia head coach Bert van Marwijk said on Saturday that his team "deserved a draw" in their FIFA World Cup encounter with France.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Decoded: How eating red meat affects your heart
New York, June 16 (IANS) Researchers have found a link between an allergen found in red meat and the build-up of fats that block the heart arteries, increasing the risk of heart attacks and stroke.
2018-06-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
People with gum disease at risk of rheumatoid arthritis: Study
London, June 16 (IANS) People with increased levels of gum disease are at risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as a new study suggests that it could be a key initiator of RA-related autoimmunity.
2018-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bengaluru to get potholes fixed through e-complaint
Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) In a novel initiative, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara asked people to report about potholes in Bengaluru via Whatsapp message, call or e-complain on the civic body's website to get them repaired at the earliest.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Brazil's Neymar "exceptional player", says Switzerland coach
Rostov-On-Don, June 16 (IANS) Switzerland head coach Vladimir Petkovic said on Saturday that Brazil's star striker Neymar was "an exceptional player" and it would be "difficult to hold him back" during Sunday's Group E of the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Fadnavis visits Hyperloop test site in US
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis paid a visit to one of the test sites of Virgin Hyperloop One in Las Vegas, an official said here on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
My new residence out of bounds for media: Akhilesh
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) The new residence of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be out of bounds for the media, he said on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Media,Politics
Costa Rica, Serbia face-off in battle of underdogs (Preview)
Samara (Russia), June 16 (IANS) Underdogs Costa Rica and Serbia, both though boasting of experienced footballers, will face-off in a FIFA World Cup Group E clash at the Samara Arena here on Sunday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Mamata seeks time from LG to meet Kejriwal
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sought time from Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal to meet her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal who is sitting on protest at Raj Niwas - the official accommodation-cum-office of LG, an AAP leader said on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook to bar weapon accessories ads for under 18 users
San Francisco, June 16 (IANS) Facebook has updated its advertising policy to prohibit ads for weapon accessories to users under the age of 18, the media reported.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Students rally in Chicago for greater gun control
Chicago, June 16 (IANS) Survivors of a shooting at a school in Florida led a rally in the city of Chicago aimed at promoting greater gun control and encouraging US citizens to register to vote.
2018-06-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Caution sounded after tigers spotted near Goa-Karnataka border
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) In a warning to tourists and travellers, the Railways on Saturday issued a public caution stating that tigers and leopards have been sighted along the Castlerock-Kulem rail section near the Goa-Karnataka border.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Three women killed by landslide in Kashmir
Jammu, June 16 (IANS) Three women were killed on Saturday in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata faces sudden heat wave, discomfort rises
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Kolkata is reeling under a heat wave with the mercury touching 40 degree Celsius on Saturday and the rains disappearing after strong westerlies weakened the monsoon winds, a met official said here.
2018-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Yoga enthusiasts in South Africa unite ahead of Yoga Day
Johannesburg, June 16 (IANS) Hundreds of yoga aficionados gathered at a stadium here on Saturday for a large-scale class.
2018-06-16
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Ritvik loves playing basketball (TV Snippets)
June 16 (IANS) Actor Ritvik Arora, who is playing Ahaan in "Tu Aashiqui", says he has special love for basketball.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Eid celebrated with fervour across India (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Millions of people across the country on Saturday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with fervour and gaiety as President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the citizens joy and harmony.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Artist honours Anthony Bourdain with lifelike murals
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) While the aura of Anthony Bourdain lives on, fans who drive down Wilshire here will get an extra reminder of the celebrity chef - thanks to a new painting by a popular street muralist.
2018-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Meet AAP leaders on Eid at least, Sisodia urges LG
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a sarcastic dig at Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said people forget enmity during festivals and asked him to invite the protesting AAP Ministers for talks on the occasion of Eid.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
High-speed rail network from Delhi to Rajasthan
Gurugram, June 16 (IANS) The Haryana government has given its go-ahead for the Regional Rapid Transit Systems (RRTS) project for a high speed rail network from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to the Haryana-Rajasthan border, an official said on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy
Kejriwal continues sit-in protest, accuses BJP of instigating IAS officers
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his three Cabinet colleagues continued their sit-in protest at the Lt Governor's (LG) office on Saturday with the AAP preparing to launch a "march" to the Prime Minister's residence on Sunday as the stalemate continued over the six-day long tussle over the IAS officers "strike".
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
What causes aircraft related vascular damage
London, June 16 (IANS) Researchers have identified an enzyme located in the inflammatory cells of the body which is responsible for vascular damage caused by aircraft noise.
2018-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Treat your dad to some sweet delights on Father's Day
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Whip up some sugar free sweet delights and drinks for your father on Father's Day on Sunday, suggest experts.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across Tamil Nadu on Saturday with the usual fervour and gaeity.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Himachal CM inaugurates Radhakrishnan Medical College
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), June 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday inaugurated Dr Radhakrishnan Government Medical College here, which will start operating from this academic year. Union Health Minister J.P Nadda was also present.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM slams AAP leader for backing secessionism, asks Kejriwal to clarify
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira for backing secessionism with his categorical support for Sikh Referendum 2020, propounded by Sikh radicals for the creation of Khalistan.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Morocco to skip Saudi meeting on Yemen
Rabat, June 16 (IANS/MAP) Morocco's Minister of Culture and Communication Mohamed Laaraj will not take part in the meeting of Communication Ministers on Yemen crisis in Saudi Arabia.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
SGX to continue listing of 'SGX Nifty contracts' beyond August 2018
Mumbai/Singapore, June 16 (IANS) Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Saturday said that it has been granted a licence extension to continue the listing and trading of "SGX Nifty contracts beyond August 2018".
2018-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Navy anchors burning merchant vessel SSL Kolkata
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a complex operation, a helicopter from the Eastern Naval Command on Saturday winched down a Marco officer on to the merchant vessel SSL Kolkata which has been on fire since Wednesday night.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
World Cup: France down Australia 2-1 in Group C
Kazan, June 16 (IANS) Midfielder Paul Pogba scored the winning goal for France, who overcame Australia 2-1 in a FIFA World Cup Group C contest here on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
AAP to hold protest march to PM's house on Sunday
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) AAP leaders and workers will march to the Prime Minister's residence on Sunday to protest against the lack of response by the Lt Governor and the Centre to the sit-in by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers at the Lt Governor's house, a party leader said.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Belgium defender Ciman returns home from Russia
Moscow, June 16 (IANS) Belgian defender Laurent Ciman saw his World Cup campaign end before it began on Saturday as he was sent home while the full squad moved from Moscow to Sochi for their 2018 World Cup opener against Panama on Monday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Dovizioso leads 3rd practice of Catalan GP
Barcelona, June 16 (IANS) Italy's Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) on Saturday led the third free practice of the Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona, while Spain's MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) missed an automatic Qualifying 2 spot for the first time since 2015.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Germany to start FIFA World Cup campaign vs Mexico (Preview)
Moscow, June 16 (IANS) Defending champions Germany will kick-off their title defence when they take on Mexico in a Group F match of the FIFA 2018 World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Novel stretchable e-skin can heal itself
Riyadh, June 16 (IANS) Scientists have developed an electronic skin that can "feel" and heal itself, an advance that could be used in prosthetics, drug-infused wound patches and wearable technology.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
High Vitamin D levels may reduce breast cancer risk
New York, June 16 (IANS) Higher levels of Vitamin D among women may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer post menopause, claimed a new study.
2018-06-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Chad Michael Murray's wife takes a swipe at Sophia Bush
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) Actor Chad Michael Murray's wife, Sarah Roemer, is throwing some shade on ex-wife Sophia Bush after the actress said she felt pressured to marry Murray in 2005.
2018-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rebel AIADMK MLA to withdraw challenge petition from High Court
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) In a new twist to the MLAs disqualification case, one of the rebel AIADMK MLAs considered close to sidelined leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Saturday said he will withdraw the petition challenging his disqulification by Assembly Speaker from the Madras High Court.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
World Cup: Brazil under test in campaign opener vs Switzerland
Rostov, June 16 (IANS) Brazil's position as favourites to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be under test when they kick off their campaign against Switzerland here on Sunday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Sri Lanka to tighten environmental law against waste, pollution
Colombo, June 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka will strengthen its environmental law against growing industrial pollution, urban waste disposal and illegal buildings, Cabinet spokesperson Gayantha Karunathilleke said on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Tripura starts 24x7 'mobile policing' service
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) The Tripura government on Saturday launched the GPS (Global Positioning System) and wireless based 24x7 "mobile policing" service to curb crime, especially against women.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi marks Eid with fervour and gaiety
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Muslims across the national capital on Saturday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with fervour and gaiety while top political leaders shared greetings and offered namaz at the Parliament Street mosque.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Only Nigerian lead player can date Russian women, says coach
Kaliningrad, June 16 (IANS) Having previously announced a ban for his footballers from having sex with the Russian fair sex at the ongoing FIFA World Cup, Nigerian coach Gernot Rorh rushed to specify his words.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Farrah Abraham arrested after fighting with hotel employee
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) American television personality Farrah Abraham has been arrested after an alleged altercation with a hotel employee.
2018-06-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python
Jakarta, June 16 (IANS) An Indonesian woman was found dead in the belly of an eight-metre python after the bloated snake was captured and killed near the place where she went missing while inspecting her corn plantation, police said on Saturday.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saudi Arabia denies punishing players for losing World Cup opener
Moscow, June 16 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has refuted reports about possible reprimands which may await certain members of the kingdoms national football team after the defeat at the FIFA World Cup here.
2018-06-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
IAS officers' 'strike' being instigated by BJP: Kejriwal
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that IAS officers were under pressure and their "strike" was being instigated by the BJP.
2018-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics

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