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PE, VC funds with adequate net worth, capability can bid for AI: Official
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds with adequate net worth and capability can bid for Air India (AI) through its strategic divestment programme, a senior government official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Deepika Padukone in Time 100 Influential People of 2018 list
New York, April 19 (IANS) Deepika Padukone is the only Indian actress to feature in the Time 100 Influential People in the World, sharing space with names like Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, Greta Gerwig and Lena Waithe.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Bollywood,Hollywood
Modi meets leaders of Commonwealth nations on sidelines of CHOGM
London, April 19 (IANS) As part of India's diplomatic reach-out across the Commonwealth nations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a number of leaders of Commonwealth nations, including the Prime Ministers of Australia and Bangladesh, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Corporate sector should uplift underprivileged: Vice President
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the corporate sector should take up responsibility to help poor and underprivileged.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Nanu Ki Jaanu': Cute, Harmless & Original (Film Review)
Film: "Nanu Ki Jaanu"; Director: Faraz Haidar; Cast: Abhay Deol, Patralekha, Manu Rishi Chadha; Rating: ***(3 Stars)
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Judge Loya case: Prashant Bhushan attempted to misrepresent facts, says SC
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed concern over the manner in which advocate Prashant Bhushan has acted with a "lack of objectivity" and his assertions have bordered on an attempt to "misrepresent the facts and mislead the court".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Security cover of rape-accused UP BJP legislator withdrawn
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Security of rape accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar was withdrawn by the state government on Thursday, an official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
IndusInd Bank's Q4 net profit up 27%
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Lending major IndusInd Bank on Thursday reported a 27 per cent increase in net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017-18.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
13 elected unopposed to UP Legislative Council
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) All 13 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council election were on Thursday declared elected unopposed.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Opposition parties to meet on Friday on CJI impeachment
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress and some other opposition parties are likely to meet here on Friday with proposed impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India expected to come up for discussion, sources said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TCS gifts 1:1 bonus shares to investors
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday announced 1:1 bonus shares of Re 1 face value to its investors at the end of fiscal 2017-18.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
'India absent from Malaria Summit in London'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India was conspicuous by its absence from the Malaria Summit in London alongside the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) despite having the third largest malaria cases in the world after Congo and Nigeria, those campaigning against the disease said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
St. Xaviers University to start MBA programme, Law School
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The city-based St. Xavier's University will start an MBA course from the coming 2018-19 academic year at its New Town (Rajarhat) campus, its Vice Chancellor Father J Felix Raj said here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
MP Additional Sessions Judge compulsorily retired
Jabalpur, April 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's suspended Additional Sessions Judge R.K. Srivas has been compulsorily retired from service.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Panneerselvam meets 15th Finance Commission Chairman
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday met N.K. Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, in New Delhi and put across the state's views on the latter's Terms of Reference (ToR), an official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nagaland CM meets Rajnath, seeks support for police infrastructure
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio called on the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Thursday and discussed issues related to development as well as support for improvement of police infrastructure in the state, an official statement said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Modi meets leaders of Commonwealth nations on margins of CHOGM
London, April 19 (IANS) As part of India's diplomatic reach-out across the Commonwealth nations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a number of leaders of Africa, and the island nations of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and the Pacific on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
BJP's Yeddyurappa, others files nominations for Karnataka polls
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) BJP Chief Ministerial candidate for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls, B.S. Yeddyurappa, on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Shikaripura segment, a party official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Migration must be top EU priority: Italian PM
Bucharest, April 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy has tried hard to manage migration from Africa, the Middle East and Asia -- a "long-term" phenomenon that must be a top priority for the European Union, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Romania,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP has highest MPs/MLAs with declared crime against women cases: ADR
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP leads recognised political parties with the highest number of 12 lawmakers at the central and state levels who have declared cases of crime against women against them, followed by Shiv Sena and TMC, Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mukesh Ambani, 2 other Indians in Fortune Greatest Leaders 2018
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Three Indians, including Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani and human rights lawyer Indira Jaising, feature in Fortune magazine as the 50 Greatest Leaders of 2018, released on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Business/Economy
Make FB commit it won't influence polls: House panel to government
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on Thursday told the government to make Facebook commit that it would not misuse the users data to influence elections in India or for any other extraneous purposes outside the purview of the local laws or terms of user agreement.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Panneerselvam meets 15th Finance Commission Chairman
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam on Thursday met N.K.Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission in Delhi and put across the state's views on the the latter's Terms of Reference (ToR).
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Current currency shortage could be superficial: SBI Report
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Cash withdrawals from ATMs actually declined in the January-March quarter of last financial year on the sequential basis, implying the current shortage could be "superficial", a report from State Bank of India said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Will do any sacrifice for tougher law for rape: Maliwal
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal, who is on an indefinite hunger strike demanding a stringent law against rapists, continued it for the seventh day on Thursday, saying she is ready to sacrifice anything to get her demands accepted.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL: Gayle ton powers Punjab to 193/3 vs Hyderabad
Mohali, April 19 (IANS) Riding on opener Chris Gayle's unbeaten 104-run knock, Kings XI Punjab posted a mammoth 193/3 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
TCS net up 4.6% in Q4, slips 1.8% for 2017-18
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported that its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) increased 4.6 per cent annually but declined 1.8 per cent yearly for fiscal 2017-18 in rupee terms.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Muslim body seeks BJYM leader's arrest for burning Rohingya camp
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Thursday wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik seeking appropriate action against BJP youth wing leader Manish Chandela for allegedly admitting in social media to burning down a Rohingya refugee camp here a few days back.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reliance Power Q4 net at Rs 250 cr up 16% on higher generation
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Reliance Power on Thursday posted a 16 per cent rise in its net profit for the fourth quarter ending March at Rs 250 crore on account of higher electricity generation.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SC asks states to expedite process of appointing Lokayukta
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked 11 states and a union territory to expedite the process of appointing Lokayukta or Uplokayukta.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Over 200 child soldiers freed in South Sudan: UN
Juba, April 19 (IANS/AKI) A total of 207 male and female child soldiers were released by armed groups in South Sudan, part of a series of planned discharges that should see nearly 1,000 children return home over the coming months, the United Nations said.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Sudan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
UN envoy seeks to re-launch Syrian peace talks
Geneva, April 19 (IANS/AKI) United Nations special envoy Staffan de Mistura is spearheading a fresh diplomatic push for a "meaningful re-launch" of UN-led talks to end the devastating Syrian conflict, de Mistura's office has announced.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy
Differences on stand towards Congress dominate CPI-M meet
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Differences over the issue of electoral understanding with the Congress dominated the proceedings of the national conclave of the Communist Party of India-(Marxist on Thursday as it began discussion on the draft political resolution.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Arsenal coach hopeful Cazorla will be able to continue with team
London, April 19 (IANS) Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger on Thursday said that he was hopeful Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla would return to play in the English Premier League, stressing that Cazorla was making good progress.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India's image taking a hit as country of rapes, crimes: Bombay HC
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the nationwide furore over the recent rape incidents, the Bombay High Court on Thursday observed sharply that India's image has "taken a beating" with an increased perception abroad that it is a "country of crimes and rapes".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'India absent from Malaria Summit in London'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India was conspicuous by its absence from the Malaria Summit in London alongside the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) despite having the third largest malaria cases in the world after Congo and Nigeria, a body partnering in a campaign against the disease said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
Tyga to visit Delhi's Qutub Minar, India Gate
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Grammy nominated American rapper Tyga is expected to visit Delhi's tourist attractions like Qutub Minar and India Gate during his less than 24-hour maiden India trip.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Truth will catch up with Amit Shah: Rahul
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With the Supreme Court dismissing pleas for an SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said truth will finally catch up with BJP President Amit Shah.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four Maharashtra villagers attempt suicide in revenue office
Parbhani (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) Four villagers attempted suicide on Thursday by consuming pesticides in a local revenue office in Maharashtra's Parbhani district, an official said. All are out of danger.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Raul Castro's staunch ally sworn in as Cuban President
Havana, April 19 (IANS) Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba's 57-year-old first Vice President and Communist Party loyalist, replaced Raul Castro as the country's new President on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Political slugfest erupts over SC's Loya verdict
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A political slugfest erupted on Thursday over Supreme Court's verdict dismissing petitions seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, with the BJP accusing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as the "invisible hand" behind the pleas for "character assasination" of its chief Amit Shah while Gandhi attacked Shah, saying truth has its own way of catching up with people like him.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC feels PILs being used for personal, political, business agenda
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed serious concern over the manner in which Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was being "brazenly mis-utilised" by persons with a personal, political and business agenda.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
LG chairs law, order meet; Sisodia calls him 'dictator'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called Lt. Governor Anil Baijal a "dictator" and accused him of running a "parallel government" after the latter chaired a law and order meeting and reviewed the status of CCTVs in the city.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar to return in May third week: BJP leader
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer in the US, will return home in the third week of May, BJP state President Vinay Tendulkar said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
At 190 mn, India has second largest unbanked population: World Bank
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) About 190 million Indian adults still don't have a bank account, second only to China, despite the account ownership more than doubling from 35 per cent in 2011 to 80 per cent in 2017, a World Bank report said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PE, VC funds with adequate net worth, capability can bid for AI: Official
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Private equity and venture capital funds with adequate net worth and capability are welcome to bid for Air India through its strategic divestment programme, a senior government official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhiites may soon be compensated for power outage
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday approved a proposal from the Delhi government to compensate consumers for unscheduled power cuts lasting longer than one hour.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
County stint will help me improve as a batsman: Kohli
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Indian captain Virat Kohli feels that playing county cricket in England ahead of their tour later this summer will help improve his game.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Monetary panel minutes signal a hawkish RBI in the offing
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The RBI has signalled the prospect of a more hawkish stance on interest rates despite lowering its inflation forecast for the current year at its first monetary policy review of the fiscal earlier this month, according to the minutes of the central bank's latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting here released on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian Sikh woman embraces Islam, remarries in Pakistan
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) A Sikh woman from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district who went to Pakistan on a pilgrimage has reportedly embraced Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistani man, according to her family which alleged that she may have fallen into the hands of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and forced to convert and remarry.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Diplomacy
Emery says he is focused on PSG, denies contact with other clubs
Paris, April 19 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish coach Unai Emery on Thursday dismissed speculation linking him to a move from the Ligue 1 club, saying he was focused on ending the football season with his current team.
2018-04-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
18 Delhi-bound Rohingyas arrested in Tripura
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Eighteen Rohingyas from Myanmar, including three children and four women who had entered India illegally, were on Thursday apprehended in western Tripura, a police official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rakitic rejoins Barça group training on day of anti-doping tests
Barcelona, April 19 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who underwent surgery for a broken left finger, rejoined the team practice on Thursday, during which several players underwent anti-doping tests.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
CBI searches seven places in disproportionate assets case
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday carried out searches at seven places in connection with disproportionate assets cases involving senior official Prashant Kumar Sinha, an official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
President, First Lady pay obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind on Thursday paid obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine before ending their two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, praying for progress and prosperity of the people of the country, an official statement said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion
Fake FB post on Parrikar's death was revenge act: Goa Crime Branch
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) The false post on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's death by Kenneth Silveira, who has been arrested, was posted to avenge his 2017 Assembly poll defeat to Parrikar, Goa Police Crime Branch claimed on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Super Cup: Bengaluru FC eye redemption in final against East Bengal (Preview)
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) Bengaluru FCs bid to win a fifth title in as many seasons of the clubs existence, will face one last hurdle in East Bengal as the two sides go to battle in the final of the Super Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
SBI not to charge fees on PoS cash withdrawals
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Lending major State Bank of India on Thursday said that it will not charge any fees from customers who avail the facility of withdrawing cash through its PoS (Point of Sale) machines installed across various merchant locations.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goffin, Zverev advance to Monte-Carlo Masters quarters
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 19 (IANS) David Goffin of Belgium and Alexander Zverev of Germany advanced to the Monte-Carlo Masters quarter-finals here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Duterte ordered probe against detained Australian nun
Manila, April 19 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he personally authorised an investigation against an Australian nun who was detained in the country earlier this week after being accused of political activity that breached her visa.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Judge Loya case PIL aimed to promote Congress interests: BJP
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said that the public interest litigation (PIL) filed over the death of Judge B.H. Loya was basically meant to promote Congress interests and settle political scores.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naidu blames foreign rule for lack of respect for women
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday blamed blamed colonial and foreign rule in India for the lack of respect towards women which was leading to crimes against them.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Four abducted, Gurugram Police files FIR
Gurugram, April 19 (IANS) Four persons, including one jailed earlier in a criminal case, were abducted by unidentified men from an upscale area of Gurugram, regarding which an FIR had been lodged, police said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Punjab opt to bat against Hyderabad
Mohali, April 19 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss and opted to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 16th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium, here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,IPL-2018
TCS net slips 1.8% in 2017-18
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported Rs 25,826 crore consolidated net profit for fiscal 2017-18, registering 1.8 per cent yearly decline from Rs 26,289 crore posted in 2016-17.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SC allows Sahara to sell parcels of Aamby Valley till May 15
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Sahara Group to choose and sell any parcel of its property in its Aamby Valley project in Maharashtra by May 15 and deposit the money in the SEBI-Sahara Refund Account.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Kyrgyzstan's President dismisses Cabinet after no-trust vote
Bishkek, April 19 (IANS) Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed a decree on Thursday to dismiss the Cabinet after lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a no-confidence vote against the government of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Politics
China to impose anti-dumping measures on synthetic rubber imports
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China is set to impose temporary anti-dumping measures on imports of synthetic rubber from the US, the EU and Singapore, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bhutan set to go to National Council polls
Thimpu, April 19 (IANS) Bhutan is all set to go to the National Council polls on Friday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Bhutan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
AMU sets world record with laparoscopic surgery on infant
Aligarh, April 19 (IANS) Doctors at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have successfully performed a laparoscopic surgery on a 244 days old girl, setting a new Guinness World Record.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Education
What can we do, asks Loya's brother
Latur (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) The brother of Judge B.H. Loya on Thursday said he was resigned to his fate after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking a SIT probe into the death of the judge.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3 arrested Kerala cops say made scapegoats in custodial death case
Aluva (Kerala), April 19 (IANS) The three Kerala policemen arrested for the alleged custodial death of a youth have claimed that they were targeted and made scapegoats in the case.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tourism will help Tripura develop: CM (Lead, deleting last para)
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Tripura will flourish swiftly if tourism is developed, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said, adding his BJP government will do everything to transform it into a model state in three years.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Expectations of healthy Q4 results, global cues push equity indices higher (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Expectations of healthy quarterly earning results coupled with a rebound in commodity prices and broadly positive global indices pushed the Indian equity market to close at its highest level in the last seven weeks on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Group of Transport Ministers proposes uniform road tax across country
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) In a significant decision, the Group of Ministers on Transport on Thursday proposed an "one nation, one tax" formula to bring a harmony in motor vehicle taxes across different states.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SC trashes plea for SIT probe into Loya's death, triggers more fireworks (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petitions seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, who was conducting a trial in the killing of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh in Gujarat in which now BJP President Amit Shah was an accused.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Minor girl raped, killed in Chhattisgarh village; young man held
Raipur/Kawardha, April 19 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl was raped and killed during a wedding function in Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh, following which a young man was arrested, police said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India will not boycott 2022 CWG over shooting discipline issue: Batra
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Dhruv Batra on Thursday clarified that the country will not boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) because of the exclusion of the shooting disciplines, but will take up the issue with the organisers.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Human brain grown in rodents to boost treatments for neurological disorders
New York, April 19 (IANS) In a first, US scientists have grown miniature human brains or human brain organoids, in the skulls of mice, a breakthrough that could boost stem cell research as well as provide insight into neurological disorders such as autism, dementia, and schizophrenia.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal discharged in DDCA defamation case
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A court here on Thursday discharged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP parliamentarian Kirti Azad in a criminal defamation complaint filed by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and its then Vice-President Chetan Chauhan.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket,Politics
Young adults more at risk of liver function abnormalities, says survey (April 19 is World Liver Day)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Owing to a sedentary lifestyle coupled with non-adherence to a balanced diet, an increasing number of young adults below 40 are facing liver function abnormalities, which if not attended to early can lead to liver diseases, finds a survey.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Six killed as vehicle falls into gorge in Himachal
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Six people, including three women, were killed and two others injured when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, police said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TCS net up 4.6% annually in Q4
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported Rs 6,925 crore consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017-18, registering 4.6 per cent annual and 5.8 per cent quarterly growth in rupees.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IPL: Chennai eyeing win against Rajasthan at their new home (Preview)
Pune, April 19 (IANS) After losing their previous Indian Premier League (IPL) clash by a whisker, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will aim to start off with a win against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their new home ground -- the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium, here on Friday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Advisory: Story 'Rajasthan setting up largest start-up incubation hub in the country' being withdrawn
Attn Editors: IANS is withdrawing the story titled 'Rajasthan setting up largest start-up incubation hub in the country' as it carries some incorrect information given by an official.
2018-04-19
Category: India, --select--,National
Man kills himself after shooting wife in Haryana
Faridabad, April 19 (IANS) A 29-year-old man from Punjab on Thursday committed suicide in Haryana's Faridabad town after shooting his wife, police said, adding that the woman also succumbed to her injury.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment
Lahore, April 19 (IANS) Pakistani actress-model-singer Meesha Shafi has accused fellow Pakistani artiste Ali Zafar of sexual harassment.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Surprised' over continuing Kathua protests in Valley: J&K Minister
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Minister Naaem Akhtar on Thursday expressed "surprise and dismay" over the continuing student protests in the Valley on the Kathua rape and murder case.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Education
Judge Loya verdict: UP CM seeks Rahul's apology
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday tore into Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and demanded his apology for misleading the country on the death of Judge B.H. Loya.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Niranjan Patnaik appointed new Odisha Congress chief
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday appointed Niranjan Patnaik as the party's new state unit chief in Odisha where elections are due next year.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Futile to comment: Judge Loya's brother
Latur (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) Srinivas Loya, the brother of Judge B.H. Loya, declined to comment on the Supreme Court order on Thursday dismissing a petition seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge Loya, saying "it's futile".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ranveer shares throwback moment with Snoop Dogg (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who will be seen as a street rapper in his next film "Gully Boy", shared a throwback photograph with international rapper Snoop Dogg.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jaishankar seeks waiver of cooling-off period for joining Tatas
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar is slated to join Tata Sons as its head of global strategy and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a waiver of the mandatory cooling-off period for bureaucrats seeking commercial employment, well-informed sources said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Manish Goplani enters 'Belan Wali Bahu'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actor Manish Goplani has been signed up to play a guest role in the TV show "Belan Wali Bahu".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Queen Elizabeth II wants son Charles to lead Commonwealth
London, April 19 (IANS) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has asked Commonwealth leaders gathered at Buckingham Palace for the opening of a major summit to appoint her son Prince Charles to succeed her as their head.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
R. Madhavan appeals for 'dignity' to leprosy victims
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan, who has supported leprosy initiatives, wants victims of the skin and nerve disease to live with dignity.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
Romance not limited to youth: 'Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain' director
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Harish Vyas, director of Pankaj Tripathi-starrer "Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain", says the film depicts how romance is not just for the youth.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Sad letter day' in India's history: Congress on SC's Loya verdict
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Rejecting the "natural death" theory of judge B.H. Loya based on which the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking a SIT probe, the Congress said it is "sad letter day" in India's history and reiterated its demand for a "fair" investigation.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Illegal arms, ammunition seized in Bengal; three held
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The West Bengal CID on Thursday arrested three persons and seized two firearms and several rounds of ammunition from them in the state's North 24 Parganas district, an official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fortis Healthcare sets up advisory panel to evaluate proposals
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Thursday decided to constitute an "expert advisory committee" to evaluate all binding proposals for fund infusion.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Togadia ends 'indefinite fast' on health grounds
Gandhinagar, April 19 (IANS) Citing health reasons, former VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Thursday called off his "indefinite fast" and said he will now travel across the country to build pressure vis-a-vis his demands, including building a grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Water supply: SC summons Delhi, Haryana Chief Secretaries
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the presence of the Chief Secretaries of Delhi and Haryana on April 23, after it was told by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) that it has not been receiving sufficient water from Haryana.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sony YAY! pads up content with new offerings
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Childrens entertainment channel Sony YAY!, which has clocked a year since its launch, has announced a robust content line-up and extension of footprint, in time for the summer holiday season.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sexual crimes against minors in India up 500%: CRY
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Crimes against minors have soared 500 per cent over the past 10 years in India, says a new analysis by Child Rights and You (CRY).
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSES, TERI tie-up on energy efficiency, student awareness
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi power distribution company (Discom) BSES on Thursday announced that it has signed separate agreements with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to deal with different aspects of energy conservation and conduct research on Demand Side Management (DSM).
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Russian diamond firm launches office in Mumbai
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Russian diamond mining major Alrosa on Thursday announced the launch of its representative office at Bharat Diamond Bourse in Mumbai.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Music streaming drives 27% growth in Indian music industry
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The total music industry revenues in India grew from Rs 570.7 crore in 2016 to Rs 725.6 crore in 2017. This increase in revenue by Rs 154.9 crore is the largest since 2011, according to data from IFPI, a not-for-profit international organisation which represents the interests of 1,300 record companies from across the globe.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology,Business/Economy
Empty ATMs: RBI Governor should quit, demands AIBEA
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) on Thursday demanded Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel quit as the central bank is grossly negligent on several issues, including the cashless ATMs across the country.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
How did Prasad get SC verdict copy before others: Congress
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday said it was "intriguing" that Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had a copy of the Supreme Court judgment in Judge B.H. Loya death case when even lawyers or media did not have it and the court website had crashed.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Moon-Kim hotline to open April 20: South Korea
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) A hotline between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will open on Friday ahead of their summit set for April 27, Seoul's presidential office said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Bengal Panchayat poll: HC asks SEC to file affidavits, verdict on Friday
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal State Election Commission to submit affidavits detailing the steps it had taken following the Supreme Court's direction to allay apprehensions about the Panchayat elections,and extended its stay on the polling process till Friday afternoon.A
2018-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab CM urges Centre for strategy to tackle terror
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought a comprehensive strategy to tackle what he called "re-emergence of extremism".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sidhu gets case registered against builders of collapsed building
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Punjab's Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday inspected the site of a building collapse and got a case registered against the builders responsible for the construction of an illegal building.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Special train takes CSK fans to Pune
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Exiled from Chennai after protests on the Cauvery waters issue, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) sponsors have taken a few hundred of their die-hard fans to their new home Pune for the Friday match against Rajasthan Royals.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Sports
Chinese bike-sharing service ofo welcomed in India
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Chinese bike-sharing company ofo received more than 1.1 million orders in India in the first quarter in 2018, the firm said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Over 500,000 still affected by Sri Lanka drought
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) Over 500,000 people still remain affected by the drought in 10 districts of Sri Lanka, according to a report released by the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre (DMC) on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Asif to attend SCO ministers' meeting in Beijing
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will visit China to attend the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing from April 23-24.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
SC trashes plea for SIT probe into Judge Loya's death
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge Loya, who was conducting a trial in a case related to the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, who was allegedly shot in a stage-managed shoot-out.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Niranjan Patnaik new Congress chief in Odisha
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday appointed Niranjan Patnaik as its new state unit chief in Odisha where elections are due next year.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ranveer shares throwback moment with Snoop Dogg (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who will be seen as a street rapper in his next film "Gully Boy", shared a throwback photograph with international rapper Snoop Dogg.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Madhya Pradesh wins Most Film Friendly State Award
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh has bagged the Most Film Friendly State Award given by the central government for its efforts to ease filming in the state by creating a well-structured website, film friendly infrastructure and more.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Experiment with bright things this summer
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) This summer, let your clothes speak your mind and add bright hues to your wardrobe to make a fashionable statement, say experts.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Four Maharashtra villagers attempt suicide in revenue office
Parbhani (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) Four villagers attempted to commit suicide on Thursday by consuming pesticides in a local revenue office in Maharashtra's Parbhani district, an official said. All are now out of danger.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal discharged in DDCA defamation case
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A court here on Thursday discharged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP parliamentarian Kirti Azad in a criminal defamation complaint filed by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and its then Vice-President Chetan Chauhan.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Motorola 'Moto G6' series leaked ahead of launch
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Details of Lenovo-owned Motorola's upcoming "Moto G6" series have been leaked online ahead of its launch, the media reported.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
IPL: Rahane takes blame for defeat to KKR
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane blamed himself for his team's seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) game on Wednesday night.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
'Foreigner' Anusha was over-charged for everything
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) TV host and popular VJ Anusha Dandekar says back in 2002 when she shifted base from Australia to India, she was over-charged for everything as she was considered to be a "foreigner".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tambo Mobiles enters Indian handset market
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Home-grown Tambo Mobiles, a new entrant in the handset market, on Thursday launched three smartphones and six feature phones.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Merck to sell consumer health business to P&G for $4.2 bn
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) German drug manufacturer Merck on Thursday said it will sell its global consumer health business to Procter and Gamble (P&G) for USD 4.2 billion.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Six-year-old raped in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Days after an eight-year-old was raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Etah, a six-year-old was raped in the state's Siddharthnagar district, police said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bank guard's weapon snatched in J&K
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) A group of unidentified attackers snatched the weapon of a bank guard in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district and fled on Thursday, police said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fadnavis welcomes SC verdict on judge Loya death case
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict in the Judge B.H. Loya case, rejecting PILs seeking a SIT investigation into his death.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vishwajeet, Sonalika renew wedding vows on anniversary
Melbourne, April 19 (IANS) Actor Vishwajeet Pradhan and fashion designer Sonalika Pradhan renewed their marriage vows here on their 18th wedding anniversary on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wheat procurement in Haryana crosses 50 lakh tonnes
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) With heavy arrivals in the past 4-5 days, government procuring agencies and traders have purchased over 50.34 lakh tonnes of wheat from farmers in Haryana, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
People don't take 'entertainer' Rahul Gandhi seriously: BJP
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during his two-day visit to Amethi.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP's CM face Yeddyurappa files nomination for Karnataka polls
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Chief Ministerial candidate for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls, B.S. Yeddyurappa, on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Shikaripura Assembly segment, a party official said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Loya death case should be reviewed by larger bench: CPI-M
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Terming the Supreme Courts decision in special CBI judge B.H. Loyas death case as "unfortunate", the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday demanded that the case be heard by a larger bench of the apex court.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3 girls injured in Pakistan acid attack
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Three female students, including two sisters, suffered burns in an acid attack carried out by the sisters' uncle for rejecting a marriage proposal in Pakistan's Gujrat city on Thursday morning.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rishi feels proud to work with Big B for 44 years
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan will reunite on the big screen after 27 years, but the former doesn't "feel the gap".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Super Cup: We need to play our own game, says East Bengal coach
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil stressed on the fact that his team needs to play their own game and not fret too much about their opponents, Bengaluru FC, in the final of the Super Cup slated to be held at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Goa opposition slams arrest over fake Facebook post
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Goa opposition parties on Thursday slammed the BJP-led government and police for arresting a 35-year-old man who on Wednesday wrongly posted in Facebook that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar -- being treated for cancer in the US -- is no more.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Key equity indices end in green on Asian cues
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The key Indian equity markets provisionally closed higher on Thursday, tracking a similar trend in the benchmark Asian markets.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Madhya Pradesh wins Most Film Friendly Award
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh has bagged the Most Film Friendly Award given by the central government for its efforts to ease filming in the state by creating a well-structured website, film friendly infrastructure and more.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Supreme Court website may have been hacked
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court website crashed on Thursday amid reports that some Brazilian hackers may have targeted it.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Ministry calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Amid green organisations voicing concern over the absence of pollution reduction targets, the Union Environment Ministry on Thursday called for time-bound implementation of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Dadasaheb Phalke Academy most trustworthy, says late icon's grandson
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Chandrashekhar Pusalkar, grandson of the 'father of Indian cinema Dadasaheb Phalke, is upset with the multiple award ceremonies instituted in the name of the late icon. He says the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy is the body which has been paying tribute to his grandfather since the last 18 years consistently.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rimple-Harpreet look forward to designing for Bollywood
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) After working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's blockbuster "Padmaavat", designers Rimple and Harpreet Narula say they want to work more in Bollywood, but at present their focus is on their brand.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tourism will help Tripura develop: CM
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that Tripura will flourish swiftly if tourism is developed, and his BJP government will do everything to transform it into a model state in the next three years.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maneka wants special cells to deal with sexual offences
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Thursday told the states and Union Territories to create special police cells for dealing with sexual offences against women and children.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Low testosterone level linked to chronic diseases in men
New York, April 19 (IANS) Low levels of testosterone in men could be associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, even among those 40 years of age and younger, new research has found.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India's growth rate highest among BRICS nations: Report
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India has been recording the highest growth rate amongst the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) economies, a KPMG report said here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pakistan calls India's claims on surgical strike 'baseless'
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday rejected as "false" and "baseless" Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims of having launched a surgical strike on terrorist camps in Pakistani territory.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Truecaller hits 100mn daily active users globally
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Popular communication app Truecaller on Thursday announced that in less than a year, the app has leapfrogged from 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) to 100 million daily active users (DAUs) globally.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
RIL, BP sanction Phase-2 in deep-sea gas project
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) and British oil major BP on Thursday jointly announced the sanction of development work on the "Satellite cluster" deep-water gas fields in their Krishna Godavari (KG) D6 block on the eastern offshore.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Single concussion may up Parkinson's risk by nearly 60%
New York, April 19 (IANS) Suffering even a mild concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury may be associated with nearly 60 per cent increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Gene therapy for blood disorder may be effective
New York, April 19 (IANS) Gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia could be safe and effective as well as end the need for transfusions, results from the clinical trials show.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Tribal girl raped in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) A minor tribal girl was raped in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, police said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook not yet ready with digital payments on Messenger in India
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Facebook has no plans as of now to bring digital payment facility to its Messenger application in India, informed sources said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
US Senate allows babies in chamber
Washington, April 19 (IANS) In a rare move, the US Senate has voted unanimously to allow the babies of its members into the chamber.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Amitabh Bachchan finds Kathua rape case 'terrible'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds it "terrible" to even think about the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Farah Khan creates jewellery line inspired by ice cream brand
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Jewellery designer Farah Khan has collaborated with ice cream brand Magnum for a special collection.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tiger slaughtered in Pilibhit Reserve
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Human-wildlife conflict turned ugly in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit Tiger Reserve after villagers beat a tiger to death and slit its throat, officials said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan journalists sign petition against media curbs
Lahore, April 19 (IANS) More than 50 journalists including editors, columnists, media persons and media freedom organisation representatives in Pakistan have signed a petition against the ongoing curbs on freedom of expression in the country.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Judge Loya case: Rahul behind petitions, says BJP
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said the "invisible hand" behind the petition on Judge B.H. Loya case was of the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi and they should apologise to the country for defaming the judiciary.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rape protest: 9 on hunger strike in Bihar
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Nine people, including six women, are on a 72-hour hunger strike in the Bihar capital here. They are protesting against the rape cases in Kathua, Unnao, Surat and Rohtas that have led to countrywide outrage.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spectacular Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Keep your heads up at night this weekend to witness a spectacular celestial show as scientists expect the Lyrid meteor shower to peak shortly before dawn on April 22.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sisodia calls Delhi LG 'dictator'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday called Lt. Governor Anil Baijal a "dictator" and accused him of running a "parallel government" in the capital.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Serve in Jharkhand after MBBS or face fine
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has made it mandatory for doctors to work in the state for three years after post graduation from state-based medical institutes, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
#MeToo hits Japan as top official quits over abuse claims
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) A top bureaucrat in Japan's Finance Ministry has resigned following allegations that he sexually harassed female journalists.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Japan,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shaniwar Wada to be recreated for 'Panipat'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, whose movies are known to have detailed sets, is getting the Shaniwar Wada fort -- the seat of the Peshwa empire -- recreated for his upcoming period film "Panipat".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengaluru most preferred in Asia Pacific for office space
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Bengaluru is the most preferred city for office expansion in the Asia Pacific region, followed by Shanghai and Singapore, a report by commercial real estate services firm CBRE said here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Brazil to have primary surplus in 2022: IMF
Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Brazil will manage to recover enough to register an annual primary budget surplus in 2022, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Brazil,Business/Economy
President all praise for J&K people
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has praised the the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their commitment towards tolerance despite heavy odds.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
I need to work more on my fitness, say TT sensation Manika Batra
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Till recently an emerging table-tennis star, Manika Batra has turned into an overnight sensation after her impressive run in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, where she bagged medals in all four events on offer, including an unprecedented gold in the women's singles and team championship.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
TECNO Mobile launches new affordable smartphone in India
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, on Thursday launched a new "Camon i Sky" smartphone in India for Rs 7,499.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Music video a sprint, but film a marathon: 'Beyond The Clouds' Producer
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With over 90 music videos to her credit as a director, Shareen Mantri has produced films like "The Legend of Michael Mishra" and now Majid Majidi's "Beyond The Clouds". She says if a music video is a sprint, a film is a marathon, but making a movie is an extraordinary experience.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
US action on ZTE to hurt itself: China
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China on Thursday said the US will damage itself if it takes action against China's leading telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp.
2018-04-19
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Nitish, Rabri set to be elected unopposed in Bihar Council polls
Patna, April 19 (IANS) All eleven candidates including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are set to be elected unopposed on Thursday to the Bihar Legislative Council, officials said.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Key equity markets rise on Asian cues, supportive metal, IT stocks
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The key Indian equity markets traded in the positive territory on Thursday afternoon tracking strong cues from the Asian markets.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Blast in van kills 4
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) At least four people were killed when a cylinder exploded in a van in Pakistan's Sindh province.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cumberbatch's message for youth on women
London, April 19 (IANS) British star Benedict Cumberbatch has shared some powerful words for boys dating girls -- "respect, just respect".
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease risk
London, April 19 (IANS) Consuming fatty fish four times a week may help increase the amount of good cholesterol and prevent the risk of heart disease, finds a study.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I will continue boxing till my body allows, says CWG gold medallist Mary Kom (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) After clinching her maiden Commonwealth Games medal, five-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom says she took the Gold Coast Games as a challenge and has urged other athletes to "flush out" the age factor.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
'Monster Hunt 2' gets India release date
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Raman Huis live-action adventure film "Monster Hunt 2" will be releasing in India on May 11.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Zoom channel gets makeover, goes platform agnostic
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Bollywood TV channel Zoom will get a new look and feel to match refreshed content, courtesy a partnership with fashion e-tailer Myntra.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Munjals, Burmans submit higher bid of Rs 1,500 cr for Fortis Healthcare
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Sunil Kant Munjal of Hero Enterprise as wells Anand Burman and Mohit Burman of Burman family have approached the Board of Fortis Healthcare with a binding offer to invest Rs 1,500 crore directly in the company, a company statement said here on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Ex-911 operator jailed in US for hanging up
New York, April 19 (IANS) A former 911 operator in Houston, who hung up on people calling for emergency services, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation, authorities said.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kathua case: Students clash with security forces in J&K towns
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) Students protesting the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu's Kathua district in January, clashed with the security forces on Thursday in north Kashmir's Baramulla and south Kashmir's Shopian districts.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cilic advances at Monte-Carlo Masters
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 19 (IANS) Second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia advanced to the third round of the Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament after defeating Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-6 (4).
2018-04-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Australian scientists develops 'sponge' for cleaning oil spills
Canberra, April 19 (IANS) Australian scientists have developed a polymer "sponge" capable of soaking up oil spills. The highly buoyant polymer is made of waste cooking oils and sulphur, by-products of the food and petroleum industries, and has the ability to clean up crude oil and diesel spills.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Business/Economy
Some people have created a false face of Islam: Iranian director Majid Majidi (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Islam is about friendship, kindness and peace, and far from roughness and terrorism that it has been lately associated it, avers Majid Majidi, the globally acclaimed Iranian director who once attempted to change the "false" perception of the religion with the film "Muhammad: The Messenger of God". But he realised that the path is full of thorns.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,IANS Life
Sharapova to feature in Birmingham tourney
London, April 19 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said that she planned to play in the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, England, to prepare for the grass courts of Wimbledon.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Orange Business Services, Siemens partner to deliver IoT solutions
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Global IT and telecommunications services provider Orange Business Services and automation company Siemens on Thursday announced a collaboration to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for the industrial sector.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Eibar beat Espanyol to snap winless streak
Cornella de Llobregat (Spain), April 19 (IANS) Eibar prevailed 1-0 over RCD Espanyol to post their first victory in seven matches in the top division of Spanish football.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rakesh Roshan to get lifetime achievement honour
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Rakesh Roshan will be felicitated with a Lifetime Achievement honour at the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards for his contribution as a producer, director, screenwriter, editor and actor in Hindi films.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Knew 'Omerta' wouldn't be cakewalk with censor board: Hansal Mehta
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, whose "Omerta" will now release on May 4, says he knew getting through the censor board would not have been a cakewalk with the film which is inspired by the life of a real-life terrorist.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Getafe beat Valencia in La Liga
Valencia (Spain), April 19 (IANS) Getafe took a 2-0 lead and withstood Valencia's late surge to win 2-1 and come away with all three points in their Spanish top division football match here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Obesity raises risk of irregular heart rate
New York, April 19 (IANS) Obesity may increase risk of developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, says a study of nearly 70,00 patients.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
SC for fair trial in Kathua rape-murder case
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Jammu lawyers for obstructing the filing of charge sheet in the Kathua minor rape and murder case even as they claimed they were protesting on a different issue.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US, China have not held any trade dispute talks yet, says Beijing
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China and the US have still not held any bilateral talks over trade frictions, China's Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Reliance Infra debuts in railway space, bags EPC contract
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure Limited EPC has received the Letter of Award (LOA) from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) for its maiden railway project worth Rs 774 crore for the construction of third rail line between Jimidipeta and Gotlam on East Coast Railway on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, the company said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Eintracht edges Schalke 1-0 to reach second straight German Cup final
Gelsenkirchen (Germany), April 19 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt advanced to its second consecutive German Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Schalke 04 and will next take on 18-time champion Bayern Munich for the championship.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Late Ronaldo strike boosts Real Madrid
Madrid, April 19 (IANS) An outstanding performance by the goalkeeper Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane passed on during the January transfer window left the multiple European champions needing some Cristiano Ronaldo magic in the final minutes to avoid a loss to Athletic Club Bilbao.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Countries joining Belt and Road Initiative can expect growth: Survey
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Countries joining the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are likely to see their growth lifted over the next five years, according to a survey.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Stop unproductive phone calls, meetings: Elon Musk to staff
London, April 19 (IANS) As Tesla aims to boost the production of its Model 3 sedan, company CEO Elon Musk has told his staff to cut short unproductive phone calls and meetings.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
All religious beliefs as good as Tripura CM's views: Javed Akhtar
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Writer Javed Akhtar on Thursday took a jibe at Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for saying that the Internet existed during the time of Mahabharata.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
India focuses on Kazakhstan to boost fruit exports to Central Asia
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Scouting for untapped international markets in the face of dwindling fruit exports, the government has zeroed in on Kazakhstan, which is expected to open up local markets in the Central Asian region, where tropical fruits are in demand.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Corinthians beat Independiente in Copa Libertadores
Buenos Aires, April 19 (IANS) Brazilian football club Corinthians defeated the Argentina's Independiente 1-0, cementing their lead at the top of Group G in the Copa Libertadores here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
UP to felicitate CWG medal winners from state
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will be soon honouring five sportspersons from the state who won medals at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) held in Australia, an official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Sports
InFocus launches phone with 'dualfie' capability in India
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) US-based technology company InFocus on Thursday launched "Vision 3 PRO" with face unlock feature in India for Rs 10,999.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Marrowbone' to release in India in May
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Sergio Sanchez's "Marrowbone", which features Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth and George MacKay, will release in India on May 4.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Truth and Dare': Mediocre fare and unexciting (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Truth and Dare"; Director: Jeff Wadlow; Cast: Lucy Hale, Violett Beane, Tyler Posey, Hayden Szeto, Landon Liboiron, Sophia Ali, Nolan Gerard Funk; Rating: **1/2
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Tucuman claims first win in Copa Libertadores
La Paz (Bolivia), April 19 (IANS) Argentine football club Atletico Tucuman claimed their first victory in the Copa Libertadores after defeating Bolivian team The Strongest 2-1 away, at an altitude of 3,600 meters here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
US orders jet engine checks after Tuesday's blast
New York, April 19 (IANS) The US aviation authorities have ordered inspections of fan blades in jet engines after a mid-air explosion punctured a Southwest Airlines' window, killing a passenger on Tuesday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
It's a blessing to reach out to north, south viewers: Kiara Advani
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani, who featured in "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story", is all set to make her debut in Telugu cinema opposite superstar Mahesh Babu in "Bharat Ane Nenu". She says its a blessing to be able to cater to the audience in the north and south market.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab Sikh woman pilgrim converts to Islam, remarries in Pakistan
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) A Sikh woman pilgrim from Hoshiarpur district has reportedly converted to Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistan national, reports reaching her family in Punjab have indicated.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
US, China need cooperation, not trade wars: Bloomberg
New York, April 19 (IANS) The US and China, the most important trade partners to each other, need cooperation instead of trade wars, said Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rajasthan setting up largest start-up incubation hub in the country
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Move over Bengaluru and Pune. Udaipur in Rajasthan is aiming to set up the biggest start-up hub in the country with a capacity to accommodate 700 newcomers.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pahmos: Tiny food haven to lift mood, tickle your taste buds (Foodie Trail - Noida)
Noida, April 19 (IANS) Fancy a quick bite and devilishly sinful chocolate shake? Then drop by Pahmos -- a tiny, trendy café that offers a tempting spread of global fusion cuisine for you to gorge on without burning a hole in pocket. The vast menu aims to galvanize the taste buds of both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Features,Immigration/Law/Rights,IANS Life
Apple working on iPhone SE 2: Report
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Apple is reportedly working on several iPhone models and have registered those model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), a Russian-language regulatory organisation.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Protein linked to aggressive breast cancer identified
New York, April 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified a protein that is strongly associated with metastatic breast cancer and that could be a target for future therapies.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Truth, torture, Trump and more: James Comey's eventful career (Book Review)
Title: A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership; Author: James Comey; Publisher: Pan Macmillan; Pages: 305; Price: Rs 799
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
SC rejects plea for SIT probe into Judge Loya's death
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petition seeking SIT probe into the death of Judge Loya who was earlier holding trial in the Shorabuddin Sheikh staged shoot out case.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Once decrepit, Varanasi's Balaji Ghat gets a makeover
Varanasi, April 19 (IANS) It's a city considered sacred by Hindus and is among the oldest in the world to have been continually inhabited. As the Ganges river flows past its ghats, all 88 of them, each one has a historical tale to tell -- if only the walls could speak.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
SC dismisses plea for SIT probe in Judge Loya case
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea for a Special Investigation Team probe into the alleged mysterious death of special CBI Judge B.H. Loya.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA's planet-hunter satellite launched on SpaceX rocket
Washington, April 19 (IANS) NASA's next planet-hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban to host Tony Awards
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Music artistes Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the theatre industry's biggest awards ceremony Tony Awards.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Kalank' shoot begins
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The shooting for filmmaker Karan Johar's next production venture "Kalank" has begun.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karan Johar honoured to be first Indian filmmaker at Madame Tussauds
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says he feels honoured to be the first filmmaker from India to have a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Beyond the Clouds': Visually appealing but lacks soul (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Beyond the Clouds"; Director: Majid Majidi; Cast: Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan, Goutam Ghose, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Dwani Rajesh; Rating: ***
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Third-parties abusing 'Facebook Login' to steal users' data: Report
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) Several third-party trackers are abusing Facebook Login, exfiltrating users' data including name, email address, age range, gender, locale and profile photo, a new security research report has claimed.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Packed Australian prison prompts end to mandatory minimum sentences
Canberra, April 19 (IANS) Overcrowded prisons in Australia have prompted calls for mandatory sentencing to be abolished, a media report said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Omerta' release postponed after censor hurdle over national anthem
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Hansal Mehtas gritty, raw, brutal and disturbing "Omerta", the film about the global terror activities of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, has finally been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification with an 'A' certificate.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
Delhi set to get hotter
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Thursday with the maximum temperature set to touch 40 degrees Celsius.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Learn coding on mobile with Google's Grasshopper app
San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) To help beginners learn coding on their smartphones, Google has launched a new learn-to-code app called Grasshopper.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump 'will walk out' if North Korea talks not fruitful
Washington, April 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will "walk out", media reported.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
OnePlus teams up with Marvel Studios for 'Avengers: Infinity War'
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday announced a partnership with Marvel Studios to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the film "Avengers: Infinity War" which arrives in theatres on April 27.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Suu Kyi leaves for Vietnam
Yangon, April 19 (IANS) Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday on a two-day official visit to Vietnam, media reports said.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Key Indian equity indices open in green
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Remo doing fantastic job with 'Race 3': Jacqueline
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has praised director Remo D'Souza for doing a fantastic job with "Race 3", the third installment of the popular action-thriller franchise "Race".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
1 killed Myanmar storm
Yangon, April 19 (IANS) One person has been killed and more than 800 houses, including monasteries, have been destroyed in a storm that hit Myanmar over the past three days, media reports said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
NASA's new planet-hunting mission begins
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The US space agency NASA's next planet-hunting spacecraft has lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida successfully.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
US plane makes emergency landing over smoke issue
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A US passenger plane bound for London has made an emergency landing in Atlanta city after its engine began issuing smoke, the airline said. No casualties were reported.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Chinese forces hold live-fire drill on southeast coast
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) An air unit of the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) ground force have held a live-fire exercise off China's southeast coast, the ground force said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, China,Defence/Security
2 killed in Indonesia quake
Jakarta, April 19 (IANS) A shallow earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit Central Java region in Indonesia killing at least two persons, a disaster agency official said on Thursday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Katy Perry launches scented sandal collection
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has introduced a range of fruit-scented sandals for her Katy Perry Collections footwear range.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump negotiates trade deal with Japan
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he is negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with Japan and that his country would only re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if its member countries offered him a deal he could not refuse.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
EU official, Zuckerberg discuss privacy protection
Brussels, April 19 (IANS) European Commission Vice President for the digital single market Andrus Ansip said on Wednesday he had met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and discussed privacy protection and countering disinformation.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Technology
US slaps sanctions on Syrian for human smuggling
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The US Treasury announced on Wednesday it has imposed sanctions on one Syrian person and his organisation for smuggling people to the US border.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chrissy Teigen hints at second make-up collaboration
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen has shared a sneak peak of a photoshoot for a possible second Becca cosmetics collaboration.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Porsche, Audi headquarters searched in connection to 'dieselgate'
Berlin, April 19 (IANS) German state prosecutors and regional police have searched several premises associated with the car makers Porsche and Audi in the ongoing "dieselgate scandal", a spokesperson for the Stuttgart State Prosecution Office confirmed on Wednesday.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Stormy Daniels' attorney raps Trump on Twitter
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Michael Avenatti, adult movie star Stormy Daniels' lawyer, who is suing US President Donald Trump, on Wednesday exchanged fire with Trump directly on Twitter after the latter posted his first tweet about Daniels.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Unexpected rise in inflation could unleash financial turmoil: IMF
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday warned that an unexpected rise in the US inflation, resulting from the aggressive fiscal stimulus launched by President Donald Trump, would cause significant global financial tensions forcing central banks around the world to respond firmly.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Turkey elections moved up to June: Erdogan
Ankara, April 19 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced that general and presidential elections were being moved up to June 24, almost a year and a half earlier than scheduled.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Paula Patton predicted Markle's future royal status
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actress Paula Patton says she predicted that Meghan Markle would become a member of the royal family one day.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India's foreign policy done with level eyes: Modi
London, April 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India's foreign policy is done with level eyes and that New Delhi has emerged as the key voice for the Third World on the global platform.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Modi warns Pakistan on terrorism, expresses concern over rape incidents (Roundup)
London, April 19 (IANS) In a veiled message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that antics of those exporting terror and trying to backstab will not be tolerated and they will be answered in language they understand.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
Congress should apologise for 'Hindu terror' charge: Shah
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Accusing the Congress party of indulging in vote bank politics, BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday asked Rahul Gandhi to apologise to Hindus for labelling them 'terrorists'.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Saudi Arabia opens 1st movie theater in 35 years
Riyadh, April 19 (IANS) The opening of the first movie theater in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday has been highly anticipated across the country, after over 35 years of prohibition for religious reasons.
2018-04-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Welcome criticism, but it has taken form of allegations: Modi
London, April 19 (IANS) In a veiled attack on Congress and the opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that he "welcomed criticism" and said it was a like a "goldmine for him" but "nowadays criticism has taken form of allegations".
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
Modi meets Queen Elizabeth
London, April 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday had an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II here.
2018-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy
Mindtree's Q4 net profit up 87.5%
Bangaluru, April 19 (IANS) Global technology services company Mindtree on Wednesday reported a rise of 87.5 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter to Rs 182.2 crore.
2018-04-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy
Strong demand recovery except in urban, premium real estate: Mahindra
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Wednesday said that a review of his group businesses have shown a "strong demand recovery except in urban, premium real estate".
2018-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Will raise exporters' GST refunds with Finance Ministry: Prabhu
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In response to exporters' demands, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday assured them of taking up the issue of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund with the Finance Ministry.
2018-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kolkata rallyists seek justice for Kathua rape victim
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Seeking "Justice" for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, singers, painters and sports personalities on Wednesday joined common people including a large number of women in a rally in the heart of the city.
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India informed Pakistan about surgical strike before announcing it: Modi
London, April 18 (IANS) Terming "surgical strike" an answer to the "exporters of terrorism", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India informed Pakistan about the 2016 strike before announcing to the media in the country.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diaspora
IPL-2018: All-round KKR record facile seven-wicket win over Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) stretched their winning run to two games by registering a facile seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Want to create 1.5 lakh wellness centres in India: Modi
London, April 18 (IANS) Emphasizing on initiatives to improve India's healthcare sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government has plans to open around 1.5 lakh wellness centres across the country.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Centre to provide smartphones for promoting 'Poshan Abhiyaan'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday decided to provide smartphones, instead of tablets, to Anganwadi workers to promote the "Poshan Abhiyaan" nutrition scheme, an official statement said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Akshaya Tritiya spurs gold, jewellery sales in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Hundreds of customers, especially women, made a beeline to gold and jewellery shops across the city on Wednesday to buy the glittering ornaments for celebrating Akshaya Tritiya festival.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Maneka, Mamata spar on killing of Royal Bengal tiger
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday termed West Bengal as the only place in the country where illegal killing of wild animals is "allowed and encouraged", prompting an angry reaction from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who demanded an apology from the minister for "insulting adivasis" (tribals).
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
A rape is a rape, no politics over issue: Modi
London, April 18 (IANS) With multiple rape cases of minor girls sparking nation-wide outrage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said there should be no politics over the issue.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora
ACC Q1 consolidated net profit up 18%
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Cement and ready mixed concrete manufacturer ACC on Wednesday reported an increase of 18.48 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Only 29 candidates file nominations for Karnataka assembly polls
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Only 29 candidates, including 17 Independents, filed their nominations till Wednesday across the state for the May 12 Karnataka polls.A
2018-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Goa man, who posted fake news of Parrikar's death, arrested
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) The Goa Police Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a 35-year-old man of South Goa's Vasco port town for posting a fake news in Facebook on Tuesday, which claimed that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently being treated for advanced pancreatic cancer in the United States, is no more.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP, J&K government protecting rapists, says Goa Church body
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) The governments in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are protecting rapists and denying justice to rape victims and their families in the Kathua and Unnao cases, the Council for Social Justice and Peace, a wing of Goa's influential Roman Catholic Church, said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Britain sign nine agreements, announce initiatives
London, April 18 (IANS) India and Britain on Wednesday signed a number of agreements and announced initiatives, including in the areas of technology, trade and investment, during the course of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
40 lakh senior citizens gave up railway concession: Modi
London, April 18 (IANS) Over 40 lakh senior citizens have voluntarily given up the concession in reservation of railway tickets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diaspora,Business/Economy
I am servant of 125 crore Indians: Modi
London, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that his life at the railway station was about his personal struggles and the person in the Royal Palace here was the 'Sevak' (servant) of 125 crore Indians.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diaspora
IPL-2018: KKR bowlers restrict Rajasthan to 160/8
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 160/8 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
CPI-M demands NIA file appeal in Mecca Masjid acquittals
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday demanded that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) file an appeal against the acquittal of the accused in the Mecca Masjid blast, which it termed as "latest mockery of justice".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
IFAD, Ant Financial ink accord to develop rural economies
Rome, 18 April (IANS/AKI) The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development and leading technology company Ant Financial Services Group have signed an agreement aimed at propelling rural economic development and reducing poverty in China and elsewhere, the IFAD said Wednesday in a statement.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
India's March domestic air passenger traffic up 28%
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 1.15 crore in March 2018 -- up 28.03 per cent -- from 90.45 lakh reported during the corresponding month of 2017, official data showed on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Italian Senate Speaker asked to explore possibilities of forming government
Rome, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday gave Senate Speaker Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati until Friday to see if the centre-right alliance and the populist Five-Star Movement can muster the numbers in parliament to govern after last month's inconclusive national election, his office said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics
With 11 medals, Indian Oil sports stars shine at 2018 CWG
Ahmedabad, April 18 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing behemoth Indian Oil's sports champions delivered a record performance by winning 11 medals -- four Gold, four Silver and three Bronze -- at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG) at Gold Coast, Australia.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Raids on Dalit activists 'to destroy evidence': Prakash Ambedkar
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) President Prakash Ambedkar on Wednesday alleged that the raids on Dalit activists in which the Maharashtra Police have seized electronic gadgets was intended to destroy evidences pertaining to the Koregaon-Bhima riots of January 1.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
New NPA resolution norms outcome oriented, flexible: RBI
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Defending the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) norms on resolution of banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, announced in February, RBI Deputy Governor N.S. Vishwanathan on Wednesday said these are outcome-oriented and provide banks the flexibility on deciding the contours of resolution.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No home-grown talent: Is there an identity crisis at FC Barcelona?
Madrid, April 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona may have moved a step closer to the title with a 2-2 draw away to Celta Vigo on Tuesday night, but the starting XI fielded by coach Ernesto Valverde raised more than a few eyebrows and perhaps highlights a problem at the club.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Djokovic struggles to beat Coric in 2nd round of Monte Carlo Masters
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 18 (IANS) Two-time Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia struggled to beat Borna Coric of Croatia, but ultimately triumphed 7-6 (2), 7-5 in the tennis tournament's second round on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Modi must explain cash shortage to nation: Congress
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government must explain to the nation the cash shortage in ATMs across the country.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 unveils official mascot
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Son of Dreams was unveiled as official Mascot of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Maharashtra sarpanch held in Goa for illegal possession of revolver
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Goa Police on Wednesday arrested a sarpanch hailing from Maharashtra on the charge of illegally possessing a revolver.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC directs DGCA to specify minimum, maximum flying hours for pilots
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to specify the maximum and minimum flying hours and prescribe the flight and duty time limitation (FDTL).
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Three Kerala policemen arrested for custodial death
Aluva (Kerala), April 18 (IANS) Three Kerala policemen were arrested here on Wednesday for "wrongly" taking into custody a youth who died in a hospital three days later.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army felicitates CWG medallists
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday felicitated army athletes who were a part of the Indian contingent for the recently concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG) held in Gold Coast, Australia.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,Defence/Security,CWG-2018
Nasser Hussain tips Jemimah to be a future cricket star
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Former England cricket captain Nasser Hussain has tipped talented Jemimah Rodrigues to be a star for the Indian women's cricket team.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Roma fans line up to buy tickets for CL semi-final vs Liverpool
Rome, April 18 (IANS) Long lines of AS Roma football fans were queued up in wet weather outside an official club store on Wednesday to buy tickets for the UEFA Champions League semi-final home leg against Liverpool.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to cost Rs 800 crore
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' which is expected to be launched around October-November this year, is likely to cost Rs 800 crore, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi Police plans to set up high-tech control room
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police plans to set up a high-tech control room by December in north Delhi to boost its efficiency by combining the ambulance, fire, and disaster management operations, a senior officer said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aadhaar data can't be aggregated by the requesting entities, UIDAI tells SC
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday sought to dispel the apprehension that data generated in the course of identity authentication by the entities needing it could be aggregated and result the mapping and profiling of Aadhaar holders.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
India's March domestic air passenger traffic up 28% (Lead, correcting numbers in first and second para)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 1.15 crore in March 2018 -- up 28.03 per cent -- from 90.45 lakh reported during the corresponding month of 2017, official data showed on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Common admission portal for international students launched
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday launched a common admission portal for foreign students to promote Indian education to "200,000 international students by 2023".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
Indian government 'using right policies' to reach debt reduction goals: IMF official
United Nations, April 18 (IANS) India has a high debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio, but the government's goals to bring them down in the medium term are appropriate and it is using "the right policies,", an IMF official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
ATM operators seek higher 'interchange rates', customers may be hit
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bank customers may be hit as ATM operators have demanded higher "interchange rates" for ATM transactions to enable them to comply with recent stringent RBI guidelines, an industry body said here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Tell us of the steps taken on depletion of groundwater, asks SC
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Central government about the steps taken on the issue of depletion of groundwater in Delhi, and sought the presence of the Central Ground Water Board's Member Secretary before it for assistance on the issue.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Gujarat tourism package aims to connect non-resident youths to state
Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced a 10-day tourism package that aims to connect young Gujaratis living outside with the culture, industry, linguistics and arts of their native state and to strengthen their bonds with it.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
TLMAL sets up India's first 'metal-to-metal' bonding facility
New Delhi/Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures (TLMAL) on Wednesday inaugurated Indias first "metal-to-metal" bonding facility at Adibatla, Hyderabad.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC asks Jay Shah, news portal to settle defamation case
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Jay Shah, son of BJP President Amit Shah, and news portal "The Wire" to settle a defamation case filed by the former against the portal for carrying a story on the exponential increase in the turnover of his company after the BJP-led government came to power at the Centre in 2014.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New UK-India Tech Partnership to create jobs, generate investment
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The new UK-India Tech Partnership agreed to during the bilateral meeting between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Theresa May will help generate significant investment and create jobs, the British High Commission here said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Shami allowed to rejoin Delhi Daredevils by Kolkata Police
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, facing charges of domestic violence and extra-marital affairs levelled by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan, was on Tuesday allowed to rejoin his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils following a three-hour interrogation by the Kolkata police.
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket,Crime/Disaster/Accident,IPL-2018
Vohra briefs President on overall security situation in J&K
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Wednesday briefed President Ram Nath Kovind about the issues concerning internal and external security in the state.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
People's interactions key to increasing business links: Japanese diplomat
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) In order to strengthen business and trade relations between Japan and India, there is a need to increase people to people interactions in a bigger way, a Japanese diplomat said here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
ATM operators want higher 'interchange rates'
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bank customers may be hit as ATM operators have demanded higher 'interchange rates' for ATM transactions to enable them to comply with recent stringent RBI guidelines, an industry body said here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Twin storm claimed 18 lives in Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Altogether 18 deaths were reported in the city and four southern districts following the twin storms accompanied by rains which lashed parts of West Bengal on Tuesday night, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Six more states to roll out intra-state e-way bill
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Six more states -- Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura and Uttarakhand -- will roll out intra-State e-way bills from Friday, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India, Britain to jointly hone skills of IT workforce
London, April 18 (IANS) India and Britain on Wednesday formed an India-UK Tech Alliance and signed an agreement to jointly hone skills of IT workforce and promote innovation in both the countries.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dumka fodder scam: CBI court hands jail terms to 37 convicts
Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) A Special CBI court here on Wednesday handed jail terms ranging from three-and-a-half years to 14 years to 37 persons convicted in the fodder scam related to the fraudulent withdrawals from the Dumka treasury in the then undivided Bihar, an official said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
IPL: Kolkata to bowl against Rajasthan Royals
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to field against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Tuesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Hero Team's Mena 19th, Santosh 21st after Stage 2 at Merzouga Rally
Erg Chebbi (Morocco), April 18 (IANS) Hero MotoSports Team Rally bikers Oriol Mena and C S Santosh were overall 19th and 21st after the second stage of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally here.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Erg Chebbi,Sports,Motorsports
BJP, AAP hand-in-glove, advisers sacked to gain sympathy: Congress
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken on Wednesday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP over the cancellation of the appointment of nine AAP advisers, saying the two parties were working together to make a dent in his party's vote share in the Lok Sabha elections.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Barca draw with Vigo to edge closer to La Liga title
Madrid, April 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona edged a little closer to the Spanish La Liga title and maintained their unbeaten record, despite dropping two points with a 2-2 draw away to Celta Vigo.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Cricket Australia refutes reports of new coach appointment
Melbourne, April 18 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) has denied claims that former Test opener Justin Langer will be appointed as Australia's head coach.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Manipur can have fishery projects: Vice President
Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaih Naidu on Wednesday said that there could be various fishery and aquarium projects in Manipur to increase income of farmers since the state has sufficient rainfall round the year.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Guadalajara beat Toronto in first leg of Concacaf Champions League final
Toronto, April 18 (IANS) Guadalajara Chivas got off to a solid start in the Concacaf Champions League final, defeating Toronto FC, the defending Major League Soccer (MLS) champion, 2-1 in the first leg of the series at BMO Field here.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Football
IPL: It was the perfect game for us, says MI skipper Rohit
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma termed their last game which the hosts won by 46 runs as the perfect one.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
UAE calls for combating impunity for sexual violence
New York, April 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has urged the international community to intensify efforts to combat impunity for sexual violence during conflict and reaffirmed its commitment to the UN's ongoing efforts in addressing these crimes.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Dumka fodder scam: CBI court hands jail terms to 37 convicts
New Delhi/Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) A Special CBI court in Ranchi on Wednessday handed jail terms ranging from three-and-a-half years to 14 years to 37 persons convicted in the fodder scam related to the fraudulent withdrawals from the Dumka treasury in then undivided Bihar, an official said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Nabha jail escapee KLF terrorist dies
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief and 2016 Nabha jailbreak accused Harminder Singh Mintoo died on Wednesday of "cardiac arrest", police said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fourth 'xXx' movie in works
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) After "xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage", the film which marked Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone's foray in Hollywood, the "xXx" franchise is set to get a fourth instalment.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HC extends stay on Bengal Panchayat polls process by another day
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday extended the stay on Panchayat poll process in West Bengal by one more day in view of the ongoing hearing of a case related to the polls while the argument over the role of the state poll body in conducting the election process intensified inside the courtroom.
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik joins BJD
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik joined Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Bautista, Nishikori book in Monte-Carlo Masters round of 16
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 18 (IANS) Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain and Kei Nishikori of Japan triumphed over their rivals at the Monte-Carlo Masters, advancing to the round of 16 here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
PNB says no "cash shortage" in its ATMs
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Wednesday said there is no "cash shortage in its ATMs across the country.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet
New York, April 18 (IANS) More than half a trillion dollars have been spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide between 2000 and 2015, a comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease by the Lancet has revealed.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Rakesh Singh new MP BJP chief, Shekhawat to head Rajasthan unit
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday appointed Rakesh Singh as the new President of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the party and finalised the name of Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to be the party's new chief in Rajasthan.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bhimsainji was a true artiste: 'Gharaonda' actress Zarina Wahab
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Animation director, ad maker and feature filmmaker Bhimsain Khurana, who died aged 82 on Tuesday, was a true artiste, says actress Zarina Wahab who worked with him in the film "Gharaonda".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Income Tax Department warns against filing wrong ITRs
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Wednesday cautioned salaried taxpayers not to under-report their income or inflate deductions and exemptions while filing tax returns, warning that wrong claims would be treated as cases of tax evasion.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
2 women held for kidnapping infant
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Two women have been arrested from adjoining Ghaziabad for kidnapping a one-month-old baby girl from a hospital here, police said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A battle between KXIP batting and SRH bowling (IPL Preview)
Mohali, April 18 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab's batting will be up against the effective bowling of Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between two in-form teams here on Thursday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,IPL-2018
Profit bookings pull equity indices lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Profit booking, along with heavy selling pressure in the banking sector stock led the key Indian equity indices to break their nine-day gaining streak on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
HC issues notice to EC on plea against Akali Dal
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Election Commission and others on a plea seeking cancellation of registration of the Akali Dal as a political party.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
SBI India's most trusted bank, ICICI tops in private sector: Report
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) At a time when the banking sector in the going through a topsy-turvy phase, the TRA Brand Trust Report 2018 on Wednesday said the State Bank of India was the most trusted bank (both public and private sector) in the country and ICICI Bank topped the chart among the private ones.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ghost of demonetization haunts Government, RBI: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday attacked the government and the RBI over the acute cash crunch in the country and said the ghost of demonetization has come back to haunt them.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nine convicted of sexually exploiting minors at orphanage
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday convicted nine people, including a woman whose NGO was running an orphanage, of sexually exploiting minors while one person was acquitted.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICICI loan case: CBI questions Nupower Renewables CFO
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday questioned a NuPower Renewables Pvt Ltd official in connection with the Rs 3,250-crore loan to the Videocon Group in 2012, an official said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Tottenham held 1-1 by Brighton in EPL
London, April 18 (IANS) Brighton & Hove Albion FC earned a precious point after holding Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw in the 34th round of the English Premier League (EPL) football championship.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ali Fazal played many roles for 'Milan Talkies' (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who has wrapped up the first schedule for Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Milan Talkies", says he feels a "deep" connect to the project as he not just acted in it, but did other roles behind the camera.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India, Britain to boost anti-terror ties, work together in Indo-Pacific
London, April 18 (IANS) India and Britain on Wednesday condemned terrorism in all its forms and agreed to strengthen cooperation to take "decisive and concerted actions" against globally-proscribed terrorists and terror entities while naming Pakistan-based terror outfits following talks between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Theresa May of Britain.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Level of anti-women sentiment in India is sickening: Alankrita Shrivastava
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) "Lipstick Under My Burkha" director Alankrita Shrivastava finds the current anti-women sentiment in India "sickening".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet
London, April 18 (IANS) An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
AAP leader accepts sack order, returns salary of Rs 2.50
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after his appointment as Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's adviser was cancelled, Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha on Wednesday said he had returned Rs 2.50 he received as "salary" for 75 days he was on the post in 2016.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mo Farah eyes British record at London Marathon
London, April 18 (IANS) Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah aims to break the British record at the 38th London Marathon to be held on April 22. The 35-year-old will target Steve Jones's record of 2:07:13, set in 1985, when he takes on the 42.195-kilometre challenge for the second time.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
SC reserves order on TN doctors' plea for quota in admission to PG courses
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of petitions by the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Associations and others seeking direction to provide quota for in-service doctors for admission to post-graduate degree courses.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ghost of demonetization haunts Government, RBI: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday attacked the government and the RBI over the acute cash crunch in the country and said the ghost of demonetization has come back to haunt them.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BCCI must be under RTI just like other sports bodies: Law Commission
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Law Commission of India has recommended that the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) should come under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act just as other national sports bodies do, stressing that it sees no reason why "BCCI should be an exception".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket,Politics
Cash crunch due to less income velocity, more withdrawals: SBI
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Describing recent reports of cash shortage in the country as "logic defying", state-run State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday said the possible reasons could be the declining income velocity of currency with the public in 2017-18 coupled with increased ATM withdrawals during the second half of last fiscal.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
New app to help track diabetes in rural India
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed an innovative smartphone app that could enable community health workers track the growing burden of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, especially in the rural areas.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Inter move to third place after routing Cagliari 4-0
Milan, April 18 (IANS) Inter Milan ended a three-game winless run with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Cagliari to be in contention for the 2018-19 Champions League berths.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Riyaz shines at racing tourney
Aamby Valley (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) Mumbai riders proved to be the dominating force, but it was Hyderabad-based Mohammed Riyaz who stole the show in the sixth edition of The Valley Run 2018 here.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Motorsports
DMK to continue its protest against Governor
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) DMK leader M.K.Stalin in Wednesday said that his party would continue protesting against Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, till he is recalled by the the Central government.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
Motorola opens 50 new 'Moto Hubs' in Telangana
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With the aim to increase its retail presence in the southern region, Motorola India on Wednesday opened 50 new "Moto Hubs" in Telangana.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
1993 blasts death row convict Tahir Merchant dead
Pune, April 18 (IANS) M. Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Takla, one of the convicts in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts who was sentenced to death, died of a heart attack here on Wednesday, a police officer said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I hope justice is served: Alia on Kathua rape case
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who has beautiful memories of shooting her upcoming film "Raazi" in Kashmir, says she feels angry and hurt about the barbaric rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. She hopes that justice is served.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maruti Suzuki attains "leadership position in utility vehicles" sales
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday said that it has attained a "leadership position in utility vehicles" sales segment in the domestic market in 2017-18, with over 27.5 per cent market share.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ex-Catalan leader meets party members in Germany
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont on Wednesday held a working meeting here with members of his separatist party.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Chidambaram asks BJP to explain stand on Raja's remarks
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday asked the BJP to make its stand clear on the statement of its Tamil Nadu leader H. Raja, calling DMK MP Kanimozhi an illegitimate child of party chief M. Karunanidhi.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Need health schemes with widest coverage: Venkaiah Naidu
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said there is a need to create health schemes that provide widest coverage to the young, aged and infirm, and those suffering from both critical acute and chronic ailments.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
2G: CBI moves HC against acquittal of Essar-Loop promoters
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has moved the Delhi High Court challenging a trial court judgment that acquitted the Essar-Loop promoters in 2G spectrum allocation case, an agency official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal only place to allow illegal killing of wild animals: Maneka
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday termed West Bengal as the only place in the country where illegal killing of wild animals is "allowed and encouraged".
2018-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Stars' 'DNA' could help scientists find Sun's lost siblings
Sydney, April 18 (IANS) With the aim to find the lost siblings of the Sun, now scattered across the sky, a team of astronomers has collected the "DNA" of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Australia,Science/Tech
Beijing wants India-Nepal-China economic corridor
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Beijing wants India to join a China-Nepal connectivity project, top diplomat Wang Yi said on Wednesday, adding that the Himalayan nation's development should be a common goal shared by the two countries.
2018-04-18
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
High gold prices mar Akshaya Tritiya sales this year
New Delhi/ Mumbai/ Kolkata/ Bengaluru/ Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Spiralling yellow metal price has marred the Akshaya Tritiya spirit across most cities with sales showing a downturn on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Parties woo Lingayats on Basava Jayanti day
London/Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) With Lingayats at the centre of attention in the upcoming Karnataka elections, it was the turn of political rivals from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in London to Chief Minister Siddaramiah on Wednesday to vie for the votes of the community.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
UAE alert to international security challenges: Deputy PM
Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said the country was improving its security and stability.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Togo,Defence/Security
TN BJP leader triggers fresh row
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) BJP National Secretary H. Raja triggered a new controversy on Wednesday when he made a veiled attack on DMK MP Kanimozhi, calling her an "illegitimate" child of party chief M. Karunanidhi.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India's March domestic air passenger traffic up 28%
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose to 1.07 crore in March 2018 -- up 28.03 per cent -- from 1.15 crore in the corresponding month of 2017, official data showed on Monday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Sir' set for Cannes, team excited
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) For the team of "Sir" -- director Rohena Gera and actors Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber -- a chance to be in competition at the Critics' Week sidebar of the 71st Cannes Film Festival -- a first for all three of them -- is nothing short of a wild dream.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
New IBM security tools utilise human-machine intelligence
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) IBM Security on Wednesday unveiled new technology and services that utilise both human and machine intelligence to fight, defend and respond to cyber attacks.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
CBI arrests 3 company directors in Rs 2,654 cr bank fraud case
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, April 18 (IANS) The CBI has arrested three promoter-directors of a Vadodara-based company in connection with its ongoing investigation into a case of Rs 2,654.40 crore fraud committed on a consortium of banks, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Common admission portal for international students launched
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday launched a common admission portal for foreign students to promote Indian education to "200,000 international students by 2023".
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
Overwhelmed by 'Baaghi 2' response: Tiger Shroff
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Tiger Shroff's latest release "Baaghi 2" has crossed the Rs 150 crore mark at the box office, and the actor is overwhelmed by the response. He says it was an exciting project.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Manchester United keeper Romero likely to miss FA Cup semi-final
Manchester, April 18 (IANS) Manchester United and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero is running out of time to prove his fitness ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday,
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Modi meets Prince Charles
London, April 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prince Charles at an exhibition on Indian science and innovation here on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Fatherhood has changed Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro says his mindset has changed after becoming a father.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Desi girl forever, says Priyanka as Salman welcomes her to 'Bharat'
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has been busy with international projects, reminded Salman Khan that she is a "desi girl forever" after he welcomed her on board for the Bollywood project "Bharat" with a quirky message.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shankar Mahadevan loves Bollywood twist to 'Fishing Impossible'
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan is happy to see his song "Dil chahta hai" still resonating with the youth.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Peak traffic hours in 4 Indian cities costing $22bn a year: Uber (Lead, correcting para 2)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The top four Indian cities are today 149 per cent more congested than comparable cities in Asia and the country is losing over $22 billion a year in peak traffic hours compared to travel time during non-peak hours in those cities, an Uber-commissioned study revealed on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Beyond The Clouds': Simply a masterpiece (Review)
Film: "Beyond The Clouds"; Director: Majid Majidi; Cast: Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan; Rating: *****
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Chandy, Chennithala to meet Rahul
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi has summoned former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala to Delhi. They will meet on Thursday to help Gandhi pick a new state unit chief.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Reliance Jio tops 4G availability, Airtel scores best speed: Report
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Reliance Jio pipped its rivals in 4G availability and the mobile network operator was able to provide an LTE signal to testers more than 95 per cent of the time in every single region in India, a new report said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Conflict with tigers, leopards happens because humans venture into 'their area': Report
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Humans running into tigers and leopards, that left at least 156 people dead and injured in Dudhwa-Pilibhit area of Uttar Pradesh between 2000 and 2013 were due to people venturing into the forests and not the other way round, says a report.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Monthly dose of new antibody may halve migraine attacks
London, April 18 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have found an antibody, a monthly dose of which could halve the number of debilitating attacks of migraine on patients who have exhausted all other treatments.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Majority of Americans support Syrian strikes: Poll
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A majority of Americans supported the April 13 retaliatory strikes on Syria carried out by the US in coordination with the UK and France, a new poll revealed on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Banks, auto stocks drag equity indices lower
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Breaking a nine-day gaining streak, the key Indian equity indices provisionally closed Wednesday's trade in the red on the back of heavy selling pressure in banks, consumer durables and auto stocks.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trump urges Turkey to release jailed American pastor
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has called on Turkey to release an American pastor being held prisoner in that country that accused him of being a spy, the media reported.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President in J&K, condemns Kathua rape
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Wednesday and strongly condemned the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US military chopper makes emergency landing in Japan
Tokyo, April 18 (IANS) A US military helicopter made an emergency landing at an airport in Japan on Wednesday, defence sources said here.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura's century old palace to turn into museum, research centre on Tagore
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) The 101-year-old "Pushpavant Palace", until Wednesday the Raj Bhavan (Governor's house), will turn into a museum and research centre dedicated to Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, officials said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
I need some 'me time' to recuperate, says Kapil Sharma as show goes off air (IANS Interview) (Lead, correcting para 5)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) He was the reason behind spreading smiles galore with his comedy shows. But of late, controversies surrounding his temperament, love life and uncertainty around his show have engulfed the life of 'comedy king' Kapil Sharma.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
New algorithm may help locate fake Facebook, Twitter accounts
New York, April 18 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new generic algorithm based on machine-learning to detect fake accounts on social network platforms including Facebook and Twitter, an advance with considerable potential for applications in the cyber-security arena.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
Aakriti Sharma excited to play boy on TV
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Child actress Aakriti Sharma, who will be seen as a Sikh boy in an upcoming sequence of her show "Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala", says she is taking cues on how to act like one from her brother.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Automation Anywhere opens new Bengaluru facility, to hire 300 more
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) US-based Automation Anywhere, a provider of robotic process automation (RPA) software, on Wednesday announced it is expanding its India operations by opening a new facility in Bengaluru.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP Rajasthan unit chief resigns, no successor yet
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Ahead of the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party state unit President Ashok Parnami resigned on Wednesday. His successor is yet to be announced.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Lalu's elder son engaged
Patna, April 18 (IANS) Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of now jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi, on Wednesday got engaged to senior RJD leader Chandrika Rai's daughter Aishwarya Rai here.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Media houses to pay Rs 10 lakh each for identifying rape victim
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed 12 media organisations to pay Rs 10 lakh each as compensation for disclosing the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Business/Economy
I need some 'me time' to recuperate, says Kapil Sharma as show goes off air (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) He was the reason behind spreading smiles galore with his comedy shows. But of late, controversies surrounding his temperament, love life and uncertainty around his show have engulfed the life of 'comedy king' Kapil Sharma.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Nawaz Sharif, daughter leave for London
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam left for London on Wednesday and vowed to return before the next accountability hearing.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Modi, British PM discuss ties post-Brexit
London, April 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his bilateral engagements in Britain on Wednesday with a meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May during the course of which they discussed the bilateral relationship after Britain's exit from the European Union (EU).
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy
CPI-M for unity of secular, democratic forces to defeat BJP
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its 22nd Congress here on Wednesday with a call to mobilise secular and democratic forces to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Digital afterlife industry must be regulated: Experts
London, April 18 (IANS) To make the commercial use of digital remains more ethical, it is important to regulate the digital afterlife industry, says a team of experts from University of Oxford.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
China's Hainan to allow visa-free stay for 1 month
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) China's smallest and southernmost province of Hainan will allow foreign tourists from 59 countries to stay for up to one month without a visa, immigration authorities said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Din continues in Odisha assembly over temple ritual irregularities
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The controversy surrounding the delay in rituals and huge wastage of 'Mahaprasad' in Puri's Jagannath Temple dominated the Odisha assembly for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
Gujarat launches magazine on hemophilia to spread awareness
Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) On the occasion of World Haemophilia Day, Gujarat assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi launched 'Haemophilia Jagruti, a magazine to spread awareness about haemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Will there be a Yechury-Vijayan showdown at 22nd CPI-M party Congress? (News Analysis)
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Having won the first round in the battle for supremacy in the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is unlikely let slip his advantage as he takes on party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at the 22nd party Congress, which began in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Ashok Leyland looking at Rs 5,100 cr revenue from defence orders
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd is expecting a revenue of around Rs 5,100 crore in six years on the basis of orders in hand from the Indian defence sector, a company official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
After pat on cheek sparks outrage, TN Governor apologizes
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday apologized to a woman journalist whose cheeks he patted after a press conference, triggering widespread criticism.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
SC reserves verdict on Sidhu's conviction in road rage case
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on a plea filed by Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu against a three-year jail term awarded to him in a 30-year-old road rage case.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Media houses to pay Rs 10 lakh for revealing rape victim identity
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed some media organisations to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation for disclosing the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Business/Economy
One Republic to go for 'desi' outings on work trip in India
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) From catching a glimpse of Indian history to going on a foodie trail and travelling via local transport, members of American rock-pop band One Republic plan to take out time from their work trip and go on a 'desi' tour in the country.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rakesh Singh is new Madhya Pradesh BJP President
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday nominated Jabalpur Lok Sabha MP Rakesh Singh as the new president of Madhya Pradesh's BJP unit.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Peak traffic hours in 4 Indian cities costing $22bn a year: Uber
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The top four Indian cities are today 149 per cent more congested than comparable cities in Asia and the country is losing over $22 billion a year in peak traffic hours compared to travel time during non-peak hours in those cities, an Uber-commissioned study revealed on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Something wrong with our society: Mehbooba
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday lamented that something was wrong with a society where men indulge in rape and murder of a child who is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Students clash with security forces in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Over two dozen students and security men were injured as students in different parts of the Kashmir Valley clashed with security personnel on Wednesday to denounce the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vidya Balan adds weight to fight against piracy
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says the film industry needs to come together to try and put a stop to piracy, which continues to hamper the entertainment business.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
After CWG silver, boxer Satish now targets Olympic gold (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Having narrowly lost the Super Heavyweight (+91 kilogram) title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (CWG), Indian boxer Satish Kumar Yadav is now looking forward to winning gold at bigger events like the Asian Games and Olympics.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,CWG-2018
Working with Sunny Leone a dream: Rocky S
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Designer Rocky Star likes to work with actress Sunny Leone and says she brings in class to his fashion label.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Costa Coffee to recycle takeaway cups
London, April 18 (IANS) Costa Coffee, the UK's lagest coffeeshop chain, announced on Wednesday that it will try and recycle every takeaway cup sold by 2020.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
LinkedIn introduces videos for 'Sponsored Content'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Wednesday rolled out videos for "Sponsored Content" and "Company Pages" to help businesses reach and engage with the right audience.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Decoded: How HIV evades immune system
London, April 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered how HIV virus avoids elimination from the immune system, a finding which could pave the way for the cure for over 40 million people infected worldwide.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Can dogs predict earthquakes? Probably not
London, April 18 (IANS) The long-held belief that strange behaviour by cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake is not backed by evidence, according to a new study.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anaesthesia does not lower IQ in children: Study
New York, April 18 (IANS) There is no evidence to prove that children below three years of age who were given anaesthesia had lower intelligence level than those who did not have it, say researchers.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Alibaba confirms developing self-driving vehicles
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has confirmed that it has been working on autonomous driving technology, the China Daily reported on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Gordon Ramsay gives vegan food a try
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, who is known to criticise a plant-based diet, has decided to give vegan food a shot.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Artificial muscles that can lift 12,600 times their own weight
New York, April 18 (IANS) Using carbon fiber, a very strong light-weight material which is readily commercially available, researchers have designed artificial muscles capable of lifting up to 12,600 times their own weight.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Poland faces fines for unlawful logging in ancient forest
Warsaw, April 18 (IANS) The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that increased logging in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest has violated EU environmental laws and the country was facing massive fines.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Poland,Environment/Wildlife
Over 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air
Washington, April 18 (IANS) More than 95 per cent of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air, with India and China jointly contributing to over 50 per cent of global deaths attributed to pollution, a new report has found.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Will return from injury in top form, says Neymar
Sao Paulo (Brazil), April 18 (IANS) Brazilian national football captain Neymar has said he expects to be in "better shape" for the 2018 World Cup in Russia than he was before his foot injury.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
New Zealand PM angry over Trump comparisons
Wellington, April 18 (IANS) New Zealands Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday said she was "infuriated" and "very angry" for being compared to US President Donald Trump.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Villarreal end slump with win over Leganes
Villarreal (Spain), April 18 (IANS) Villarreal defeated Leganes 2-1 here to end a three-game winless streak and consolidate their hold on the final European berth in La Liga.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Jackie Shroff urges young couples to be aware of thalassemia
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Jackie Shroff has urged young couples to be aware about thalassemia and to go for a blood test before planning a family so that the next generation can be born free of the condition.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
President in J&K, condemns Kathua rape
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Wednesday and strongly condemned the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tillotama, Vivek excited for 'Sir' at Cannes
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Actors Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber are looking forward to the journey of scriptwriter-director Rohena Gera's "Sir", a love story set against the backdrop of a class divide, at the Critics' Week sidebar of the 71st Cannes Film Festival -- a first for all three of them.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Bayern enter German Cup final
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen 6-2 in an away tie, qualifying for the German Cup final thanks to three goals from captain Thomas Mueller, two from Robert Lewandowski and one from Thiago Alcantara.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Bill Mechanic resigns from Academy board
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Producer Bill Mechanic, CEO of Pandemonium Films, has stepped down from the board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has not stated a reason.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Retail gold sales down on Akshaya Tritiya
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Retail gold sales are noticeably down on the auspicious Akshaya Tritiya this year owing to several factors, said a leading jewellers association chief.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With Karnataka heading for the polls in May, Facebook has announced a third-party fact-checking programme in the state to fight spread of fake news on its platform.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
LG Electronics to help 1,000 Indians receive eye surgery
Seoul, April 18 (IANS) South Korean electronics manufacturer LG Electronics on Wednesday said that it plans to help 1,000 visually impaired Indians receive surgery by the end of this year.
2018-04-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Facebook introduces new privacy updates for EU users
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Continuing with its efforts to protect users' privacy after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook on Wednesday introduced new privacy updates for its users in Europe as part of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be effective from May 25.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Ex-FBI agent admits sharing classified documents
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A former FBI agent has pleaded guilty to sharing classified documents with media outlets in an effort to reveal how the bureau treated minority communities, the media reported.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial-bias training
New York, April 18 (IANS) Coffeehouse chain Starbucks has said that it will close over 8,000 of its outlets in the US for one day to conduct anti-bias training after two African-American men were arrested at a store last week, the media reported.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Spielberg to direct 'Blackhawk' adaptation
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is on board to direct the adaptation of superhero movie "Blackhawk".
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gemalto to protect Cloud networks with Intel security solution
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Digital security firm Gemalto on Wednesday announced that it is bolstering protection against cyber attacks for the new generation of Cloud-based virtualised networks with Intel technology.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
TN journalists denounce Governor for 'patting' lady reporter
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu journalists have demanded an unconditioned apology from Governor Banwarilal Purohit for patting the cheek of a senior lady journalist at the end of a press conference.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
Equity indices rise on positive global cues
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices traded in the green during the mid-afternoon session on Wednesday following positive global cues.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
5 Nepalese female journalists to climb Everest
Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) Five Nepalese female journalists on Wednesday left on an expedition to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest peak.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Nepal,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Indian animation expert Bhimsain Khurana dead
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Indian animation pioneer and multiple National Award winner Bhimsain Khurana is dead. He was 82.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jackie Chan to lend voice in 'Wish Dragons'
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actors Jackie Chan and Constance Wu have been roped in to lend their voice for the animation "Wish Dragons".
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Willing to talk to top Maoist leadership: Chhattisgarh CM (IANS Interview)
Raipur, April 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who has been battling left-wing extremists in the state for the last 15 years, says he is ready to talk to Maoists -- but only if their top leadership comes to the table.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
40 houses gutted in Shimla fire
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) A massive fire in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday gutted at least 40 houses and property worth lakhs of rupees, officials said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Matthew Perry sells mid-century home for $12.5 mn
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actor Matthew Perry has reportedly sold his home by the Sunset Strip here for $12.5 million.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Karan Johar's 'Kalank' announced with star ensemble
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Karan Johar-produced "Kalank" will see an ensemble cast including Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Adita Roy Kapur sharing screen space. Abhishek Varman will direct the "epic drama", which will hit screens on April 19, 2019.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
DiCaprio to present Scorsese Robert Osborne Award
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio will present veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese the Robert Osborne Award at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festivals opening.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rakesh Singh likely to be Madhya Pradesh BJP chief
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) BJP Lok Sabha member from Jabalpur Rakesh Singh is likely to be named as the new Madhya Pradesh party chief, informed sources said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
21 killed in MP accident
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) At least 21 members of a wedding party were killed when a mini truck in which they were travelling fell into the Son river in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
One killed in Delhi accident
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) One person was killed and five others were injured on Wednesday after their auto was hit by the driver of a speeding SUV in Delhi, police said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1993 blasts death-row convict Tahir Merchant dead
Pune, April 18 (IANS) M. Tahir Merchant, alias Tahir Takla, one of the convicts in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts who was sentenced to death, died of a heart attack here on Wednesday, a police officer said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI court sentences 37 in fodder scam case
Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) A Special CBI court here on Wednesday sentenced 37 people to jail between three to 14 years in a fodder scam case, and also imposed a fine of up to Rs 1 crore on some of them.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nordics support India's place in UNSC
Stockholm, April 18 (IANS) India is a strong candidate for a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council, according to a joint statement issued here after the first Indo-Nordic Summit.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Sweden,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Harbhajan Mann thanks Jimmy for quality Punjabi movies
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann has shown respect to actor Jimmy Sheirgill for making "quality Punjabi movies" while keeping his "head held high" in Bollywood.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Increasing acreage of wet crops helps sarus cranes breed in spite of monsoon failure
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Increasing the acreage of wet crops like rice -- and also increasing the watering structures in areas that already have wet crops -- appear to be helping the sarus crane's unseasonal nesting and also their multiplication.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
It's getting tougher to reinvent every year: R. Madhavan (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Many people believe reinventing themselves is the way to stay relevant in showbiz. But that's not a piece of cake. Actor R. Madhavan, who has navigated his way through the small screen, big screen as well as the digital world, says reinventing himself is getting "tougher" with each passing year.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
For dental pain relief opt for Ibuprofen over opioids: Study
New York, April 18 (IANS) Common painkiller ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in combination with acetaminophen are better at easing dental pain, than opioids, say researchers.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
China Garden -- a success story that could have been scripted by Bollywood (Book Extract)
ATTN EDITORS: "Secret Sauce" is an in-depth look at 40 of India's most iconic and successful restaurants, not just as landmarks and must-visit destinations but also as businesses that have stood the test of time and upheld their standards of dining and culinary excellence. From a 100-year-old no-frills eatery in Bengaluru to an award-winning dine-out venue in Delhi, from inventive cafes to nationwide chains that have scaled admirably, this book is a sumptuous treat for aspiring food entrepreneurs, foodies, and anyone interested in the success secrets and inner workings of the restaurant business in India. We bring you the first of two exclusive extracts.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Samurai Loans: Why Indian infrastructure needs them(Column: Behind Infra Lines)
News that Reliance Jio has raised 53.5 billion Japanese yen (approximately Rs 3,251 crore) in Samurai loans is proof that as the telecom sector in India evolves, not only is Reliance Jio pushing for changes on how businesses are run, but it is also innovating on the capital structure front. There are important takeaways for the infrastructure sector from this Samurai loan.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury
Cannes, April 18 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett will lead the jury of the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Filmmakers Ava DuVernay and Denis Villeneuve and actors Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux are also a part of it.
2018-04-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amanmani Tripathi to remain out on bail in wife's murder case
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh MLA Amanmani Tripathi, accused of killing his wife Sara Singh, will remain out on bail as the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed pleas by the CBI and victim's mother against an Allahabad High Court order granting him relief.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump doesn't like TPP, pushes bilateral ties with Japan
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that despite Japan and South Korea wanting Washington to re-join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), he does not want to be a part of it.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Having learnt from Posco episode, Odisha creates land bank for industries
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Mineral-rich Odisha, aspiring to become a manufacturing hub in India with downstream metal industries, has "learnt from the Posco experience" and prepared a GIS-based land bank of 121,000 acres for various industries, according to a top official.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Celebs want to be fit, not just skinny: Fitness expert Yasmin Karachiwala
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In the past two decades, Yasmin Karachiwala has helped sculpt the bodies of celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. The fitness expert says being skinny may have been a trend once upon a time in showbiz, but people are now focussed on becoming fit and strong.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,National
Kovind arrives on two-day visit to J&K
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir amid heightened security.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
I don't get confused: Nikki Haley tells White House
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has hit back at the White House over claims that she had prematurely announced fresh sanctions against Russia, media reports said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
21 killed in MP accident
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) At least 21 members of a wedding party were killed after a mini-truck they were travelling in fell into the Son river in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google testing landmark-based navigation to tell directions
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) In order to make navigation easy, Google is reportedly testing a new feature in Maps that will use landmarks, including restaurants, as points of reference to give directions to a commuter.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
US struck Syria without certainty on nerve agent
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration carried out a retaliatory strike on Syria last week even though intelligence agencies did not have absolute certainty that the Assad regime had used the nerve agent sarin against civilians, a media report said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Tesla to build 6,000 Model 3's per week till JUne-end: Musk
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Chief Executive of the electric car maker Tesla Elon Musk has said that the company will now build Model 3 sedan round the clock until the end of June to produce 6,000 cars per week.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
The ignored/unknown kitsch that also advanced Bollywood (Book Review)
Title: In a Cult of Their Own - Bollywood Beyond Box Office; Author: Amborish Roychoudhury; Publisher: Rupa Publications India; Pages: 276; Price: Rs 295
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Will take action if apps violate our policies: Google
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Responding to a study that found nearly 60 per cent of free Andorid apps used by children potentially violate a federal law, Google has said that it will take action if company's policies are violated.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
India Intimate Fashion Week Season 2 to take place on April 22
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) The season 2 of India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW), a fashion show dedicated to lingerie and Intimate wear, will be held on April 22 at The Leela hotel, here.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Facebook wearable device helps 'feel' words on your arm
New York, April 18 (IANS) Facebook researchers have created a wearable device that taught people to feel words on their arms, causing vibrations in patterns that match up with certain sounds.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Female passenger killed as US flight makes emergency landing
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A female passenger was killed after a US flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia city due to engine failure, authorities said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-US First Lady Barbara Bush dead
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a former First Lady who elevated the cause of literacy, has died at the age of 92, media reports said.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Australia surfing event cancelled due to shark attacks
Canberra, April 18 (IANS) A surfing event in an Australian state was called off on Wednesday due to multiple shark attacks that took place in the area earlier this week.
2018-04-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Environment/Wildlife
34 global tech firms sign key accord against cyber attacks
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Top 34 global technology and securities firms, led by Microsoft and Facebook, have signed a "Cybersecurity Tech Accord" to defend people from malicious attacks by cybercriminals and nation-states.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Pyongyang, Seoul officials meet to discuss leaders' summit
Seoul, April 18 (IANS) Representatives of North and South Korea on Wednesday held a preparatory meeting on protocols and security at their shared border ahead of the historic summit between its leaders next week.
2018-04-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Barred director set to return to Cannes Film Festival
Cannes, April 18 (IANS) Danish director Lars von Trier, who has been barred from the Cannes Film Festival since 2011 over his controversial comments about Adolf Hitler, will make a comeback at the gala in May.
2018-04-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Clear Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) It was a clear Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.7 degrees Celsius, two notches above the seasons average, the weather office said.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Donatella Versace designs sunglasses inspired by late brother
Italy, April 18 (IANS) Designer Donatella Versace has created sunglasses as a tribute to her late brother Gianni Versace's mysterious "aura".
2018-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With Karnataka heading for the polls in May, Facebook has announced a third-party fact-checking programme in the state to fight spread of fake news on its platform.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Don't just want to push, but tear the envelope: Varun Dhawan
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Basking in the glowing reviews of "October", Varun Dhawan says he wants to continue seeking roles that are unique and "tear" the envelope.
2018-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Danny Boyle's yet untitled comedy to release in 2019
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Director Danny Boyle's new yet untitled comedy movie has been slated to release on September 13, 2019.
2018-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood

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