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Asim Riaz gives new twist to Rafi classic 'Badan pe sitare'
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Bigg Boss 13 star Asim Riaz features in a new version of the Mohammad Rafi classic , Badan pe sitare, which was originally picturised on Vyjayanthimala and Shammi Kapoor in the 1969 film, Prince.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B'desh PM to address UNGA on Saturday in Bangla
Dhaka, Sep 25 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will virtually address the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Saturday in Bangla and talk on a host of national and international issues, including the Rohingya crisis.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rephrase.ai raises $1.5mn to build AI-driven high quality videos
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Rephrase.ai, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered synthetic media production platform and deep learning startup, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding led by LightSpeed Ventures and AV8 Ventures.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Relief rally: Value buying, global cues break market's losing streak (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) A relief rally, backed up by bargain hunting and positive global cues, lifted the Indian stock market on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sushant case will be politicised in Bihar: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Sep. Sep 25 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Friday said that the death of Sushant Singh Rajput and the resultant investigations into the drug cases would be "politicised during the Bihar elections" announced this afternoon.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Covid recovery rate jumps to 82.34% in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Covid-19 recovery rate in Jharkhand has jumped to 82.34 per cent against the national average of 81.60 per cent, state health department data revealed on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Pain of agitating farmers will reach Central govt: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday expressed hope that the pain of the agitating farmers, who braved the pandemic and the heat to protest against the agriculture Bills, will reach the Central government and it will step back from "destroying the farm sector with such ruthless disregard for the farming community".
2020-09-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
After Harley announcement, FADA calls for Franchise Protection Act
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) With the announcement of Harley-Davidson to close its India manufacturing facility, the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) called for the need for a Franchise Protection Act in the country to avert brands from abruptly closing their operations leaving their channel partners and customers in a fix.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Arjun Rampal tests Covid negative, to re-test in 4 days
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal has tested Covid negative. Rampal took to his verified Twitter account on Friday to share the news with netizens.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Amazon Business announces 'anniversary sale' from Sept 25-30
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Amazon Business on Friday announced a special anniversary sale from September 25 to September 30 on account of completing three years of its services in India.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bangladesh reports 1,383 new Covid-19 cases, 21 more deaths
Dhaka, Sep 25 (IANS) Bangladesh reported 1,383 new Covid-19 cases and 21 new deaths on Friday, making the tally at 356,767 and death toll at 5,093, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine
Pak summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations along LoC
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to lodge a formal protest over the recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region, according to the Pakistani Foreign Ministry.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security
China, UN to hold high-level conference on poverty reduction
Beijing, Sep 25 (IANS) Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will on Saturday attend and chair a high-level virtual conference on poverty alleviation and South-South cooperation, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: International, China,Politics
Malaysia reports 111 more Covid-19 cases, new cluster detected
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 25 (IANS) Malaysia reported 111 new Covid-19 infections, the health ministry said on Friday, bringing the national total to 10,687.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Malaysia,National,Health/Medicine
NCB to summon Karan Johar soon, claims SAD leader Sirsa
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) In what looks like more trouble for the biggest names in Bollywood, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) could summon several top actors, directors and producers of tinsel town for questioning. The development comes when Siromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa has claimed that the drug law enforcement agency is set to summon filmmaker Karan Johar soon in a drug-related case.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
ED attaches Rs 255-crore assets of B'luru firm
Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets valued at Rs 255.17 crore of a city-based cooperative credit firm in an alleged money laundering and cheating case, an official said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fresh trouble for Vijayan as CBI to probe his pet project
Kochi, Sep 25 (IANS) The CBI on Friday filed a detailed report in the special court here on the Kerala government's now controversial Life Mission housing project and has decided to take up the case, in a setback to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who was losing his cool whenever the media questioned him on the issue.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Researchers identify highly effective antibodies against Covid-19
Berlin, Sep 25 (IANS) German researchers have identified highly effective antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) and are now pursuing the development of a passive vaccination.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Germany,National,Health/Medicine
Vodafone wins arbitration against India for tax demand of Rs 20K cr (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Vodafone has won the case against India over a retrospective tax demand of more than Rs 20,000 crore.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Airbnb hosts access inboxes that don't belong to them: Report
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Several hosts of home rental company Airbnb have flooded social media, saying they are able to access private inboxes that do not belong to them, the media reported on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Swara Bhasker shoots in Delhi following Covid guidelines
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Swara Bhasker resumed work in the Capital amid the pandemic and she says getting back in front of the camera always feels good.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Irrfan Khan's son Babil: I hate realising everyday that you're gone
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Babil Khan, elder son of late actor Irrfan Khan, has shared a throwback picture of his father on social media and said that he hates realising everyday that he is gone.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Raveena Tandon on drugs probe: Celebrities are soft targets
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Actress Raveen Tandon on Friday said celebrities are soft targets in the ongoing drugs-related investigation. The actress feels the war against drugs should be across the country, and not just be restricted to probing film industries.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Centre sets up National Medical Commission, abolishes MCI
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Putting into effect the 'historic reforms' in the field of medical education, the Union government has set up the National Medical Commission (NMC) along with four other autonomous boards while abolishing the MCI.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Average selling point in global smartphone market up 10% in Q2
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The wholesale average selling price (ASP) in the global smartphone market increased 10 per cent (year-on-year) in the June quarter even as the shipments declined the highest ever at 23 per cent.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Selena Gomez flaunts kidney transplant scar
Los Angeles, Sep 25 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez has showed off her scar from a kidney transplant in a new social media post. She says she now feels confident and is proud of what she had gone through.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Farmer protests rock Punjab-Haryana, lukewarm response in K'taka (Afternoon Roundup)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) India woke up on Friday with farmers up in arms across the nation against the contentious agri Bills passed in the monsoon session of Parliament.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Disha Patani becomes 'beauty' brand ambassador
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANSlife) "Beauty is an integral part of my life, even more since I became a model," says Bollywood actress Disha Patani has been roped in as the beauty brand ambassador of Myntra.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
World Tourism Day: Celebrate Switzerland's 400 yr-old love affair with tourists
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANSlife) Switzerland is a dream destination which features on every traveller's bucket list, from around the world. In addition to the picturesque landscapes, majestic mountains and charming towns, what makes Switzerland stand out as a tourist destination is the exceptional experience that it provides. The well connected and convenient Swiss Transport System is a boon for every tourist while the welcoming hospitality of the swiss people leaves them with memories of a lifetime.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bharat Bandh: No significant impact in Gurugram, Asha workers extend support
Gurugram, Sep 25 (IANS) Though farmers in other parts of Haryana registered their protest against the passage of the agriculture Bills, no significant impact was noticed in Gurugram district. However, Asha and Anganwadi workers and members of trade unions extended their support to the 'Bharat Bandh.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Tele-cardiology: How Covid-19 changed healthcare from traditional to digital
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANSlife) We are going through a difficult, unique and a challenging time because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has changed our lives remarkably, has affected practically every person, every individual, every professional, every industry. Affected governments across the globe and their functioning in ways more than we could have ever imagined.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Nutrition Month: Leading change in India's hinterland
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANSlife) When Bihar's Kurmaha village-based Lalmati Devi, a rural labourer from an impoverished background, attended sessions on health and nutrition through a self-help group she's associated with, what followed was the planting of a nutri-garden -- a key provision of the ongoing nutrition month ('Poshan Mah') to promote better nutrition -- leading her to feed homegrown nutritious food to both her family and community. 'Poshan didi', as she came to be known, became an icon of good health achieved through nutrition, at the very grassroots level where talks of community-led health initiatives are a far cry.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sleep apnea and depression - Is there a correlation?
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANSlife) Depression is often also connected with sleep disordered breathing, and not only by conventional wisdom, but by increasing clinical evidence day after day. As the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) in United States puts it, "depression may cause sleep problems and sleep problems may cause or contribute to depressive disorders," noting that symptoms of depression seem to come before sleep problems just as frequently as the other way around.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The New-Age Bride
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANSlife) Lockdown may have forced the Big Fat Indian Wedding to become a leaner affair but a bride's approach to fashion is more discerning than ever. Of course there will always be a feeling of tradition when it comes to bridal fashion, but brides also want their dress to feel special, unique and something that speaks of them- good bridal fashion always marries tradition with modernity.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Zimbabwe Cricket planning to apply for Pak visa for Lalchand Rajput
Harare, Sep 25 (IANS) Zimbabwe Cricket are planning to take men's head coach Lalchand Rajput to Pakistan for their upcoming tour and for that they would be requesting the authorities in Islamabad to issue a visa for the former Indian batsman.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
CBDT launches faceless income tax appeals
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Friday launched the Centre's much-publicised reform measure of faceless income tax appeals.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Grammy winners unite for a virtual gig to pay tribute to Earth
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning artistes Ricky Kej, Soweto Gospel Choir and Wouter Kellerman will be part of a virtual show to pay tribute to planet Earth.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
LG to launch rotating-screen phone in S Korea on Oct 6
Seoul, Sep 25 (IANS) The new dual-screen smartphone from LG Electronics is expected to go on sale in South Korea on October 6, industry insiders have said, as the tech firm aims to boost its handset sales in the domestic market.
2020-09-25
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Playback legend SPB's hidden hand in Vishy Anand's career growth
Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Not many know that famed playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, who passed away on Friday, had played an indirect role in the career growth of former World Chess Champion Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand during his school days.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Sports
Air pollution leads to increase in electricity consumption: Study
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that high levels of air pollution are forcing people to consume more electricity, subsequently causing even greater environmental problems by increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Sensex ends 6-day losing streak with 835-point surge (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Bargain hunting and positive cues from the Asian markets lifted the Indian stock market on Friday as it ended its six-day losing streak with the Sensex jumping over 800 points.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Atmanirbhar Gujarat a historic scheme: CM tells Assembly
Gandhinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday announced in the Assembly that his government's 'Atmanirbhar Gujarat' scheme was a historic one, under which Rs 1,418 crore had been deposited in beneficiaries' bank accounts through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Varun Dhawan gets Covid test done as he gets ready to resume shoot
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is all set to resume work and has posted a video that shows him getting tested for Covid-19.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Farm Bills an attempt to abolish MSP, says BKU
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Friday opposed the Agriculture Bills, saying it was an attempt to break the 'mandi system and abolish MSP (Minimum Support Price).
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vodafone wins arbitration against India for tax demand of Rs 20K cr
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Vodafone has won the case against India over a retrospective tax demand of more than Rs 20,000 crore.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chadwick Boseman honoured at Disneyland
Los Angeles, Sep 25 (IANS) A Black Panther mural featuring late actor Chadwick Boseman, who brought alive the popular superhero on screen, has been unveiled at Disneyland.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Samsung launches new charging devices for mobile gadgets
Seoul, Sep 25 (IANS) Samsung Electronics has launched two new charging accessories for mobile devices in South Korea.
2020-09-25
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
TMC leader Chhatradhar Mahato appears before NIA special court
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Trinamool Congress West Bengal secretary and ex-Maoist sympathiser Chhatradhar Mahato, along with 26 others, appeared before a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday in connection with the murder of CPI-M leader Prabir Mahato and holding up the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express for hours in 2009.
2020-09-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Malayalam film industry mourns for SP Balasubrahmanyam (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (IANS) The Malayalam film industry is yet to come to terms with the passing away of music great S.P. Balasubrahmanyam popularly known as SPB.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Film frat mourns SP Balasubrahmanyam's demise
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam breathed his last on Friday after a brief battle with Covid. Singers, actors, filmmakers and other artistes and craftspersons associated with the film industry took to verified social media accounts to express their grief at the demise of the 74-year-old Padma Bhushan award-winning singer.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
His voice will remain etched in hearts: Sports fraternity on SPB's death
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The sports fraternity has expressed grief at the passing away of famous playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cinema/Showbiz,Cricket
Aarogya Setu loses sheen as downloads drop
New Delhi/Noida, Sep 25 (IANS) Prashant Kumar who lives in Noida sector 143 often goes to a nearby mall-cum-office complex with his family for some quick bites or gets a bank job done.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Canon launches EOS C70 cinema camera in India
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Japanese giant Canon on Friday announced 'EOS C70' cinema camera as the newest addition to its Cinema EOS system.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Karnataka CM, others mourn demise of Balasubrahmanyam
Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and scores of others on Friday mourned the death of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanayam in Chennai earlier in the day.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Both NDA and GA claim they'll get 3/4th majority
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) With the model code of conduct for assembly elections 2020 in place in Bihar, both the ruling and opposition parties are claiming they will win a three-fourth majority in the House.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
R'sthan CM appeals for calm as violent protests continue
Jaipur, Sep 25 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday took to Twitter and appealed to the agitating people to maintain peace, law and order in the state as violent protests, which erupted on Thursday in Dungarpur district, escalated on Friday. The protestors torched police vehicles and pelted stones at the policemen, injuring many of them.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Israel successfully tests sea-to-sea missile system
Tel Aviv, Sep 25 (IANS) The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) announced Friday that it has conducted a successful test of a new sea-to-sea missile system.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Politics
HK's daily Covid-19 cases remain in single digit
Hong Kong, Sep 25 (IANS) The number of single-day coronavirus cases in Hong Konghase remained under 10 for five days in a row, local health authorities said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
San Francisco Mayor announces expanded Covid-19 support for Latinos
San Francisco, Sep 25 (IANS) San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced an expanded coronavirus-related support scheme for the US city's Latino community, a group which has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Rs 127 cr London flat of Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor attached by ED
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) In a major action against Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said that it has attached his properties in London valued at Rs 127 crore in London, officials said.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rio 2021 carnival parade postponed indefinitely
Rio De Janeiro, Sep 25 (IANS) Rio De Janeiro's annual carnival parade, which was scheduled to be held in February 2021, has been postponed indefinitely amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to organisers.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Goa CM thanks Javadekar for sanctioning 100 e-buses
Panaji, Sep 25 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday thanked Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar for sanctioning 100 electric buses, which would be added to the fleet of the state road transport corporation.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Police officer shot dead in London
London, Sep 25 (IANS) A police officer was shot dead by a man who was being detained at the Croydon Custody Centre in London, authorities said on Friday, adding that the perpetrator has been detained.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Common pelvic pain drug ineffective in women: Lancet
London, Sep 25 (IANS) A drug -- gabapentin -- that is regularly used to treat chronic pelvic pain in women has been found to be no more effective than a placebo, according to a study published in the journal The Lancet.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
273 probationary sub-inspectors complete training in Andhra
Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 25 (IANS) As many as 273 probationary police sub-inspectors have completed training and passed out of the Police Training College (PTC) in Anantapur on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Cong, Left stage protests in Telangana over new farm laws
Hyderabad, Sep 25 (IANS) The Left parties and Congress on Friday staged protests in Telangana as part of the nation-wide agitation against contentious farm bills passed by the Parliament.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Dean Jones was my friend for 35 years, will miss him: Kapil Dev (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) No foreign cricketer has visited India as many times as former Australian batting mainstay Dean Jones - more than 100 times - such was his connection with this country, said legendary Kapil Dev, while recalling his "35-year long association" with one of his closest friends who passed away on Thursday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kim Jong-un apologizes for 'unsavoury' shooting case
Seoul, Sep 25 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has offered an apology for the "unsavoury" killing of a South Korean official, the presidential palace in Seoul said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Andhra Guv, CM condole SP Balasubrahmanyam's demise
Amaravati, Sep 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Busan Harichandan and Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday condoled the demise of popular singer SP Balasubrahmanyam.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Link medical facilities with virtual ICUs: Yogi
Lucknow, Sep 25 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to start the process to link medical institutes with virtual ICUs by using technology in such a way that the serious patients may get treatment from experienced doctors.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana CM condoles death of Balasubrahmanyam
Hyderabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday expressed deep shock over the death of well-known playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Malayalam film industry mourns for SP Balasubrahmanyam
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (IANS) The Malayalam film industry is yet to come to terms with the passing away of music great S.P. Balasubrahmanyam or popularly known as SPB.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Skyroot Aerospace unveils cryogenic engine Dhawan-1 on Satish Dhawan's centenary
Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Space rocket startup Skyroot Aerospace on Friday unveiled its cryogenic engine Dhawan-1 on the occasion of 100th birth anniversary of Indian rocket scientist Satish Dhawan, said a top company official.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Gujarat passes Bill to penalise outside fishermen entering its waters
Gandhinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) The Gujarat Assembly on Friday passed the Gujarat Fisheries Amendment Bill, 2020, which seeks to stop fishing boats from other states straying into Gujarat waters by penalizing the fishermen with a fine of upto Rs 1 lakh. The amendment Bill was passed unanimously.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NCB questions Rakul, Deepika's ex-manager Karishma, Dharma Productions honcho(Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday is questioning Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh, Dharma Productions executive producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad and Deepika Padukone's former manager Karishma Prakash in connection with its probe into the drugs case related to death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Bengal transport minister Subhendu Adhikari tests Covid +ve
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) West Bengal Transport Minister Subhendu Adhikari tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, sources said. His mother was also Covid positive and admitted to a hospital in Kolkata.
2020-09-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
2 held in case of misappropriation of RFL's Rs 729 cr
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Delhi Police EOW has arrested Pradeep Kumar (57) and Anjani Kumar Verma (48) in case of misappropriation of fixed deposit receipts of Religare Finvest Limited (RFL) to the tune of around Rs 729 crore, a senior police officer said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aus researchers to begin human trials of DNA Covid-19 vaccine
Sydney, Sep 25 (IANS) A research team led by the University of Sydney in Australia will start human trials of a Covid-19 DNA vaccine, the varsity announced on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Climate change increases frequency of wildfires globally: Study
London, Sep 25 (IANS) New research adds to the growing body of evidence that climate change increases the frequency and severity of fires in many regions of the world.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
S.Korea reports 114 new Covid-19 cases
Seoul, Sep 25 (IANS) South Korea reported 114 new coronavirus cases on Friday, raising the total number of infections to 23,455.
2020-09-25
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Online grocery to become $18bn industry in India by 2024: Report
Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) As companies from Reliance to Amazon put their top dollar in serving daily grocery at your doorstep, a new report said on Friday that online grocery is going to be the next battleground for growth, expanding to over $18 billion by 2024.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Cooked carrots can trigger allergic reactions: Study
London, Sep 25 (IANS) The consumption of raw carrots triggers allergic reactions in many people. Contrary to popular belief, cooked carrots can also have this effect, warn researchers.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Parineeta Borthakur excited about small screen return
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Actress Parineeta Borthakur is excited to return to the television screen with a new show.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
77 Oregon seafood plant workers test Covid-19 positive
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) Seventy-seven workers at a seafood plant in the US state of Oregon have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
OYO launches 1-stop travel assistance, ties up with SRL, 1mg
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) OYO Hotels & Homes on Friday has launched a one-stop solution for all travel-related assistance on the OYO app in India.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi riots: Involvement of ISI, Khalistan supporters surfaces in charge sheet (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Names of three supporters of Khalistan movement, a Sikh separatist movement, and Pakistan intelligence agency ISI have cropped up in a disclosure statement of an accused in the charge sheet filed by Delhi Police Special Cell in the riots case.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Iconic singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dead due to cardio-respiratory arrest (2nd Lead)
Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Famed playback singer and Padma awardee S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, popular as SPB or Balu in the movie world, who recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 languages over a period of five decades, died on Friday afternoon, his son S.P.Charan said.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Trump unveils 'America First' healthcare agenda
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has unveiled his 'America First' agenda for healthcare, a key topic for the November 3 election.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Appointments Committee of Cabinet's nod to SAIL board rejig
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) In a bid to bring in decentralisation and better decision- making in the state-run Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the restructuring of the company board.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Battle for Bihar: 3-phase poll from Oct 28 to Nov 7, counting Nov 10 (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The elections for the 243 Assembly seats in Bihar will take place in three phases between October 28 and November 7. The counting of votes will be on November 10, the Election Commission said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The Esports Club announces new pro league
Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) The Esports Club on Friday announced its latest event, the WD Black TEC Pro League for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, the acclaimed team-based tactical shooter game from publisher Ubisoft.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
New Zealand Parliament to install solar panes
Wellington, Sep 25 (IANS) In an effort to cut carbon emissions, the New Zealand Parliament will install solar panels and improve energy efficiency, Minister for Climate Change James Shaw said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
IPL fan? Watch 'Viru Ki Baithak' on Facebook Watch, IGTV
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The social networking giant Facebook on Friday announced "Viru ki Baithak" show on Facebook Watch and Instagram's IGTV, featuring former Indian opener Virender Sehwag to share his views on the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Sports
Oz think tank exposes China's lies on Xinjiang
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) An Australian think tank has once again nailed Chinas lies on the human rights violations being committed in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) by releasing a comprehensive data, including latest satellite imagery, of more than 380 detention facilities still operating in the countrys far west.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amazon launches new Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick Lite
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Amazon has announced a next-generation Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick Lite with a new personalized experience for users.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Turkey orders detention of 76 academics over failed coup
Ankara, Sep 25 (IANS) Turkish prosecutors on Friday ordered the detention of at least 76 academics over their alleged links to a network believed to be behind the failed 2016 coup attempt.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Despite stay on BOB, Indian Bank classifies loan exposure to Reliance Home Finance as fraud
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Despite a stay by Delhi High Court on Bank of Baroda as the lead bank, Indian Bank has classified its loan exposure to Reliance Home Finance as fraud.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US proposes 'fixed period of stay' for int'l students, journos
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a proposed rule to require "a fixed period of stay" for international students, exchange visitors and foreign information media representatives.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
DNA of 3 killed in Shopian encounter match with families: IG Kashmir
Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar said on Friday the results of the DNA samples of the family members have matched with three persons killed in an encounter in South Kashmir's Shopian district on July 18.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI delay in converting abetment to suicide to murder frustrating: SSR family lawyer
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Vikas Singh, family lawyer of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Friday stated that the delay being by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to convert the case from abetment to suicide to murder is frustrating.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Swapna in judicial custody till Oct 8 in gold smuggling case
Kochi, Sep 25 (IANS) A Special NIA court here on Friday again sent Swapna Suresh, the prime accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, in judicial custody till October 8.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S.Korean Prez, Kim Jong-un exchange letters
Seoul, Sep 25 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un exchanged letters earlier this month, in which the two leaders touched on "expectations" for the recovery of Seoul-Pyongyang relations by overcoming the ongoing difficulties from the coronavirus outbreak, the presidential Blue House in Seoul said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Anushka hits back at Gavaskar: Your message is distasteful
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma on Friday hit back at legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar for his comment against her husband, cricketer Virat Kohli, during the Thursday IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which Kohli captains, and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
WagonR S-CNG clocks sales of 3 lakh vehicles: Maruti Suzuki
New Delhi, Sep 25 Automobile major Maruti Suzuki's 'WagonR S-CNG' has emerged as the highest selling CNG vehicle in the country, the company said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Small businesses optimistic about their recovery: Survey
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Around 80 per cent of Indian small business owners are optimistic that their business will survive the Covid-19 pandemic and 71 per cent say that they are confident of the measures taken to gain consumer trust, according to the survey by American Express.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chinese goods worth Rs 20K Cr lying at ports
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Inflow of Chinese goods could see a rise in the October-December quarter as items worth about Rs 20,000 crore -- primarily comprising electronics and electrical items, gifts, toys, footwear, home and kitchen appliances -- still lie at the Indian ports waiting for clearance.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Traffic flow disrupted as farmers reach Delhi's Chilla border
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Normal traffic was thrown out of gear at the Chilla border in east Delhi on Friday as a group of farmers reached there on their tractor-trolleys in a bid to enter Delhi. They were however stopped by Delhi Police deployed at the spot.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gurpreet, Sanju named AIFF Players of the Year
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Sanju were on Friday declared as winners of the 2019-20 AIFF men's and women's footballer of the year awards respectively.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
19 Afghan civilians killed, 45 hurt since Doha talks started
Kabul, Sep 25 (IANS) The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has said that in the first week since the start of the peace talks in Doha on September 12, 19 civilians were killed and 45 others wounded,
2020-09-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Diesel price falls again after 2-day pause, no relief on petrol
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Diesel price continued to decline on Friday after a two-day pause as the product prices fell globally while crude prices remained steady.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Famed singer SP Balasubrahmanyam succumbs to Covid-19 (Ld)
Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Famed playback singer and Padma awardee S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, or popularly SPB or Balu in the movie world and who has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 languages over a period of five decades died lost his battle against Covid-19 and passed away early Friday, his son S.P.Charan said.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ladakh parties boycott Hill Council polls, demand BTC-type powers
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Demanding powers on the pattern of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), political parties in the union territory of Ladakh have unanimously resolved to boycott elections to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Beijing reports one imported Covid-19 case
Beijing, Sep 25 (IANS) Beijing on Friday reported one imported Covid-19 case on Thursday, the municipal health commission said.
2020-09-25
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Value buying lifts stock markets, telecom shares rise
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) A day after witnessing a massive downslide, the Indian equity markets traded in the green during Friday's post-noon session.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yogi inaugurates new building of Information Dept
Lucknow, Sep 25 (IANS) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday inaugurated the new building of the state Information Department.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala man held for drowning newborn daughter in lake
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (IANS) In a gory incident, a Kerala man killed his 40-day-old daughter by throwing her into a lake near his house, police said on Friday. The man has since been arrested.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SPB: The voice of heroes goes silent permanently (Obituary)
Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) S.P. Balasubrahmanyam or popularly SPB, the playback singer, as well the voice over, of popular heroes of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi movies has gone silent permanently on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
PIL in Allahabad HC for release of aged inmates
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 25 (IANS) A PIL has been filed before the Allahabad High Court regarding decongestion of the prisons in Uttar Pradesh in the light of growing coronavirus cases in the state.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Famed singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam succumbs to Covid-19
Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Famed playback singer and Padma awardee S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, or popularly SPB or Balu in the movie world and who has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 languages over a period of five decades died lost his battle against Covid-19 and passed away early Friday, his son S.P.Charan said.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Pakistan takes diplomatic corps to LOC
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) In an attempt to reject claims by the Indian Army Chief, who alleged that Indian forces had targeted terror launch pads/terrorist camps during its recent offensives along the Line of Control (LoC); Pakistan government arranged a visit of the diplomatic corps in Islamabad, by helicopter to the site, which it claims are targeted by Indian shelling in recent violations of ceasefire along the LoC.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hasina seeks robust int'l collaboration against climate change
Dhaka, Sep 25 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought robust international collaboration as she placed a five-point proposal to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to protect the planet from the adverse impact of climate change.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Telangana's Covid tally surpasses 1.80 lakh-mark
Hyderabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Telangana has added 2,381 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the state's tally to 1,81,627, officials said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar Assembly polls in 3 phases from Oct 28 to Nov 7, counting on Nov 10
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The elections for the 243 Assembly seats of Bihar will take place in three phases between October 28 and November 7. The counting of votes will be on November 10, the Election Commission said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Imran to address 75th UNGA session virtually
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday via video link, during which he will share Islamabad's "perspective on Kashmir, region and the international issues".
2020-09-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
NDA govt created history in MSP hikes: Modi
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Facing protests by farmers on the three agriculture-related Bills passed by Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asserted that the NDA government had created history with regard to increase in MSPs of crops.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
JGLS turns largest law faculty in India
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University has hired 103 new full time faculty members, which includes 42 academic Tutors and TRIP Fellows taking the total full time faculty members to 425 in the academic session 2020-2021.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Cricket Australia postpone Afghanistan Test, New Zealand ODIs
Melbourne, Sep 25 (IANS) Cricket Australia have confirmed the postponement of their maiden Test match against Afghanistan and the three-match ODI series against New Zealand until the 2021-22 season due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Thousands of farmers protest in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Thousands of peasants took to the streets all over Maharashtra on Friday raising slogans, carrying banners and posters to protest against what they termed as "the anti-farmers" law recently passed by Parliament.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Khalilzad hopeful about Doha talks, admits challenges
Kabul, Sep 25 (IANS) US Special Representative for Aghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said he was hopeful about the Doha talks between representatives of the Kabul government and Taliban, but acknowledged that there were challenges ahead.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Garmin launches new solar-powered smartwatches in India
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Smart wearables maker Garmin on Friday expanded its portfolio of solar-powered smartwatches with the launch of Instinct Solar and fenix 6 Pro Solar at a starting price of Rs 47,490 in the India market.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Tejashwi seeks rollback of agri Bills, leads 'tractor march' (Ld)
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday demanded that the Centre shelve the three contentious agriculture-related Bills that have led to agitation by farmers in many state.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Farmers' protests in various parts of UP
Lucknow, Sep 25 (IANS) Farmers protesting against the farmers' bills passed in parliament earlier this week, blocked the Ayodhya-Lucknow highway for a few hours on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
With 4,208 new cases, Odisha's Covid-19 tally breaches 2L mark
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Odisha's Covid-19 tally breached the 2 lakh-mark with the detection of 4,208 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, said a health official on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
GMR divesting stake worth Rs 2,610 crore in Kakinada SEZ
Kakinada/New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Infrastructure major GMR Infrastructure Limited (GIL) is divesting its entire 51 per cent stake in Kakinada Special Economic Zone (KSEZ), amounting up to Rs 2,610 crore to reduce indebtedness.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Kulbhushan's fate hangs in hands of Pakistani courts
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan has once again made it clear that it will not accept Indias demand of having a foreign lawyer to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav in the review and reconsideration case being heard at the Islamabad High Court (IHC), leaving his fate in the hands of the Pakistani courts.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hyderabad youth kidnapped, killed over inter-caste marriage
Hyderabad, Sep 25 (IANS) In a shocking case of honour killing, a youth from Hyderabad was kidnapped and murdered by the family members of his wife for marrying her against their wish.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Protests by farmers disrupts life in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, the day-long statewide protests by farmers evoked a good response in Punjab and Haryana as normal life was disrupted, but in Chandigarh it was almost normal.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BlueJeans unveils new tools for Microsoft Teams Gateway
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Cloud-based video conferencing service BlueJeans by Verizon has unveiled new features and upgrades for the next generation of Microsoft-certified BlueJeans Gateway for Teams.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Culture, leadership have defined Heat's success this NBA season: Bowen
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) From being the surprise of the ongoing NBA season, Miami Heat have continued their march towards becoming serious contenders in some style. They are now one win away from making to the NBA Finals after beating Boston Celtics 112-109 in Game 4. Former Miami Heat player Bruce Bowen credits the team's culture and leadership for the success.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Sharif bans PML-N members from meeting military leadership
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that from now on no one from his PML-N party will hold individual, private or delegation-level meetings with the country's military leadership.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Global GDP shrinks 7.2% in April-June 2020: Motilal Oswal
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) As the pandemic brought the global economy to a standstill, the global real GDP contracted 7.2 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the second quarter (April-June) of 2020, said the 'EcoScope' report by Motilal Oswal Financial Services.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi riots: Trident strategy of conspirators that turned national capital red
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Months after the national capital saw one of the worst bloodbaths in its North-east district after the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register for Citizens (NRC), the Delhi Police in its fresh charge sheet has claimed that a three layer strategy was used to propagate violence in the national capital in order to bring the Modi regime "on its knees".
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Declare Punjab 'principal market yard': Sukhbir Badal
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal has demanded that the whole of Punjab should be declared a 'principal market yard' for agricultural produce to ensure that laws based on the three passed agricultural Bills do not apply in the northern state.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
GMR Group to divest its entire 51% stake in Kakinada SEZ
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) GMR Infrastructure Limited (GIL) on Friday announced signing of definitive agreements for the sale of its entire 51 per cent stake in Kakinada SEZ Limited (KSEZ) to Aurobindo Realty and Infrastructure Private Limited (ARIPL).
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Workplace Covid-19 saliva testing pilot program begins in Aus
Melbourne, Sep 25 (IANS) A workplace Covid-19 saliva testing pilot program began in Australia's worst-hit state of Victoria on Friday in an effort to to help nderstand the logistics of continuous testing for the virus in high-risk areas, like offices
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
'Left unchecked, Pak will grow into a threat to international peace'
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) India slammed Pakistan at the UNHRC in Geneva, terming it "a failed
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
AgustaWestland: Court takes cognisance of CBI suppl charge sheet
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday took cognisance of the supplementary charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal scam.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Aus budget to prioritize unemployment over debt: Treasurer
Canberra, Sep 25 (IANS) Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Friday declared that the government will not embark on budget repair until the unemployment rate falls back below 6 per cent.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
I don't go into a game or tournament with huge expectations: KL Rahul
Dubai, Sep 25 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul, who scored a brilliant century and guided his team to a terrific win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), believes the presence of head coach Anil Kumble has been a great motivation for all the players in the squad, especially the youngsters as they can learn a lot from the experience of the legendary spinner.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Brazilian govt sees increase in approval rating
Brazilian, Sep 25 (IANS) There has been an increase in the approval rating of the Brazilian government led by President Jair Bolsonaro in September amid the coronavirus pandemic, said a survey released by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI).
2020-09-25
Category: International, Americas,Brazil,Politics
Railways cancel several trains in view of 'rail roko' agitation
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) With the announcement of a three-day 'rail roko' protest in several parts of the country by farmers over controversial agriculture Bills, the Northern Railways cancelled three trains and curtailed routes of 20 special trains, officials said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung's AI-driven washing machines with Q-Rator tech in India
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Samsung on Friday launched its 2020 range of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered front-load washing machines with the latest Q-Rator technology that can be operated via a mobile app, compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
EU health commissioner warns against 'Covid-19 fatigue'
Brussels, Sep 25 (IANS) European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides has warned against the "Covid-19 fatigue" witnessed in some member states, amid concerns over a spike in the number of confirmed cases.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Ishaan Khatter: Horror comedy 'Phone Bhoot' pushes me into a different space
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Ishaan Khatter is all set to try his skills at comedy with Phone Bhoot, and the young actor is excited.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Lack of fiscal support poses downside risk to US economy: Fed chief
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the lack of further fiscal support would pose a downside risk to the American economy, which is recovering from the cornavirus-induced recession.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Take Off: Festive season to propel air travel, 60% capacity by Diwali: IndiGo CEO (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo foresees a faster pace of traffic pick-up on the back of upcoming festive season as well as capacity augmentation, the airline's CEO said.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US sanctions won't influence Russia's policy on Iran: Lavrov
Moscow, Sep 25 (IANS) Russia will not take into account the US illegitimate demands concerning Iran when building its own policy, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said here.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
COVID-19 survivor continues to care for B'luru hospital patients
Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) Setting an example in compassion and selfless service, a senior nurse continues to diligently care for patients at Manipal Hospital here after surviving COVID-19.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Norwegian university supplying advanced Covid test kits to India
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A highly sensitive COVID-19 test kits, developed by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), relies on magnetic nanoparticles to extract viral RNA, have been supplied to India and Denmark.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Int'l cricket season in New Zealand gets green light from government
Auckland, Sep 25 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has received the permission from the government to host international matches later this summer, which includes series against Pakistan and West Indies.
2020-09-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Cricket Australia announces fixture for WBBL 6
Melbourne, Sep 25 (IANS) Cricket Australia on Friday announced the 59-game fixture for the upcoming edition of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) which is slated to start from October 25 and will involve all the eight teams on the opening day of the T20 tournament. The entire tournament will be played in Sydney due to Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rakul, Deepika's manager Karishma join NCB probe in drug case
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) A day after skipping the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh deposed before the drug law enforcement agency in a drug case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Pre-book Samsung's mid-segment Galaxy Tab A7 in India next week
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung is geared up to launch its mid-segment, affordable Galaxy Tab A7 in India next week in the price band of Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000 for its highest variant.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Turkey favours dialogue on sharing natural resources
Ankara, Sep 25 (IANS) The Turkish National Security Council has said that Ankara is primarily in favour of dialogue on every platform to discuss fair sharing of natural resources in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Canada's largest city cancels all events to stem Covid-19
Toronto, Sep 25 (IANS) Authorities in Canada's largest city of Toronto have announced the cancellation of all events for the rest of this year to prevent the spread of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Canada,Politics
TN farmers protest in Trichy, Tambaram
Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Members of some farmer organisations protested in Trichy and Tambaram in Tamil Nadu on Friday morning against the three farm Bills passed by Parliament.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Delhi man kills wife in front of 4-yr-old child, attempts suicide
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman was brutally murdered by her husband in front of her 4-year-old child in Dwarkas Dabri. The husband later attempted suicide by cutting his veins but was rushed to hospital by the Delhi Police on time
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rohtang highway tunnel to prove blessing for T-90 tanks too
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 25 (IANS) One of the world's most challenging and a marvel of engineering motorways -- the Rohtang Pass highway tunnel -- in the Himalayas is strategic as it will bring the Indian Army with its T-90 tanks and infantry combat vehicles closer to the Line of Actual Control, project engineers said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Microsoft rejigs LinkedIn to be full-on video meet platform
San Francisco, Sep 25 (IANS) Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has gone for a brand new look and feel in nearly five years, powering its 700 million-strong community with Snapchat-like Stories, video integration with Zoom, BlueJeans and Teams, rebuilding Search feature and more.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
France's single-day Covid-19 cases hit new high
Paris, Sep 25 (IANS) France reported 16,096 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since the start of the pandemic, taking the total tally to 497,237, official data revealed.
2020-09-25
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
K'taka farmers protest, elicit lukewarm response
Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) Members of the Karnataka State Farmers' Association on Friday held protests at various places against the three farm Bills passed in Parliament, which however has elicited a lukewarm response so far.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India reports 86,052 new Covid cases
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) India has reported 86,052 new Covid-19 cases and 1,141 deaths in the last 24 hours taking its tally to 58,18,570, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
$66mn allocated for people affected by Beirut blasts
Beirut, Sep 25 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun has approved $66.1 million) in the 2020 state budget to be paid to the people affected by the August 4 Port of Beirut explosions.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Google Pay denies sharing India users' data with 3rd parties
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Google on Friday denied the claims made in certain media reports that its Google Pay app is sharing Indian customers' transaction data with third parties.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
97 new corona cases in Agra, active cases now 975
Agra, Sep 25 (IANS) As many as 97 new coronavirus cases, including four doctors and six health workers, were reported in Agra, apart from two more deaths in the last 24 hours, official sources said on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Iraq suspends flights to Iran over coronavirus concerns
Baghdad, Sep 25 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have said that flights to Iran will be suspended for 15 days over coronavirus concers.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Iraq,Business/Economy,Education
Apple iOS 14 update fixes default browser settings bug
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Apple has released iOS 14.0.1, the first update to the new iOS 14 operating system that addresses several issues that were left unpatched in the initial launch.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Trump, Melania pay tribute to late Justice Ginsburg at US SC
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid their tribute to late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died of pancreatic cancer on September 18, at the Supreme Court here.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Farmers to march towards Shastri's memorial on Oct 2
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Farmers' organisations have announced a 'Bharat Bandh' on Friday against the Farm Bills, which have been passed by Parliament. They have also decided to converge at the memorial of Lal Bahadur Shastri in Delhi on October 2 to register their protest.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The 'six inches' that make the difference (Column: Close-in)
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has had a wonderful start. This was just the entertainment for the bored and isolated Indians locked down in their homes for the last few months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. An evening of a 'live' episode of cricket drama saw 20 crore viewers watching the opening match of the tournament. This number will escalate as the people following the games get more information and a better insight into the teams and players involved.
2020-09-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Realme's 55-inch TV with superior SLED screen in India next month
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Realme is all set to launch its first 55-inch TV in the first half of October in India which will come with an industry-leading and eye-friendly SLED screen.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
It's a great feeling: Stafanie after breaching 3K T20I runs milestone
Derby, Sep 25 (IANS) "I'm not a stats person but when it came up on the big screen it was a really good feeling," said Stafanie Taylor as she recounted the historic moment of becoming only the second cricketer -- male or female -- and first West Indian to score 3,000 T20I runs.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tejashwi leads tractors' procession in Patna against farm Bills
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) In the wake of a call for a bandh by different political partieis to protest against the passage of the three contentious agriculture-related Bills by Parliament, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday led a 'tractor march' on the Patna roads.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Stand with 62 crore farmers: Congress
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Congress on Friday made an appeal to the people to join the farmers' agitation and oppose the Farm Bills, which have been passed by Parliament.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Blood test to predict high risk Covid patients
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) A standard test that assesses blood cells can identify which patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 could face a high risk of becoming critical and die, say researchers.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Sandalwood Drugs Case: ED gets 5-day custody of Ragini, Sanjjanaa
Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) The special NDPS court in Bengaluru has granted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) five days custody of the Kannada film stars -- Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani -- along with other accused who have been arrested in a drug related case.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
Portugal extends 'contingency situation' until Oct 14
Lisbon, Sep 25 (IANS) The Portuguese government has decided to extend the "contingency situation", a civil protection measure to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, until October 14, according to an official statement.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Spanish Health Minister warns of 'difficult weeks' in Madrid
Madrid, Sep 25 (IANS) Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa has warned that the region of Madrid was facing "difficult weeks" as it struggled to control a dramatic increase in the number of coronavirus cases.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine
IOC President Thomas Bach to receive Seoul Peace Prize
Lausanne, Sep 25 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is set to receive the Seoul Peace Prize for his efforts to promote peace during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
2 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter
Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter in South Kashmir's Anantnag district, officials said on Friday
2020-09-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
ECI set to announce Bihar election dates on Friday
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Election Commission of India is set to announce the dates for the Bihar Assembly polls on Friday, official sources said.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Equity indices in green; auto, IT stock rise
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) A day after crashing around three per cent, the key Indian equity indices traded on a positive note on Friday morning.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Speakers, woofers stolen from Sarnath
Varanasi, Sep 25 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the speakers and woofers of the ambitious light and sound show project have been stolen from the high security Archaeological Survey of India protected site of Sarnath's Dhamekh Stupa in Varanasi.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Putin urges to stay on guard to avoid reintroduction of curbs
Moscow, Sep 25 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged local officials to stay on guard in order to avoid the reintroduction of Covid-19 restrictions.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Microsoft and Telstra partner to harness next-gen Cloud, IoT
San Francisco, Sep 25 (IANS) Microsoft and Australias leading telecommunications company Telstra have extended their long-standing strategic partnership to harness new-age Internet of Things (IoT), Edge, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital twin technologies.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Health experts warns of Covid-19 resurgence in Japan
Tokyo, Sep 25 (IANS) A group of health experts have warned that although Japan has witnessed a down trajectory in the number of new Covid-19 cases, the country could still see a resurgence of the virus.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Jaan Kumar Sanu: Taking part in Bigg Boss to carve identity beyond Kumar Sanu's son
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) The first contestant for the reality show Bigg Boss 14 is Jaan Kumar Sanu, son of playback singer Kumar Sanu. On Thursday, Bollywood superstar and show host Salman Khan introduced Jaan while launching the season.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google services went down in US, server crash blamed
San Francisco, Sep 25 (IANS) As soon as Google users in the US experienced a widespread service disruption on Thursday evening, the search engine giant shared a brief technical explanation of what happened.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tamannaah opens up on her role in Telugu remake of 'Andhadhun'
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Actress Tamannah Bhatia is excited to reprise the role of Tabu in the Telugu remake of the Hindi thriller, "Andhadhun".
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Students self-isolating after Covid-19 outbreaks in UK varsities
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Hundreds of students have self-isolated after several universities across the UK reported major coronavirus outbreaks on campus just days into the new academic year, media reports said.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education,Health/Medicine
Man fakes his own abduction to escape debtors
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 25 (IANS) A 32-year-old married man from Mainpuri, who staged his own kidnapping to avoid repaying his debts, has been arrested from Rajasthan's Bhiwadi.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter to launch 'read before you retweet' prompt very soon
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) To help promote informed discussion and reduce spread of fake, harmful content, Twitter will very soon launch a new prompt on Android for the users to open and read the article first before retweeting.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
US unemployment claims increase slightly to 870,000
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) The number of initial unemployment claims in the US increased slightly to 870,000 last week, indicating a bumpy road to the recovery of the coronavirus-ravaged labour market.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kenyan runner Patrick Siele slapped with ban for doping
Nairobi, Sep 25 (IANS) Kenyan long-distance runner Patrick Siele has been handed a ban of three years and six months by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for doping.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Pak FM urges regional cooperation to stop pandemic
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed the need for regional countries' cooperation to stop the Covid-19 pandemic from further spreading.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tiger carcass found near Pilibhit Reserve
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 25 (IANS) A carcass of an adult male tiger was fished out from Hardoi feeder canal near Dandaul bridge by a joint team of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) and the forest and wildlife division.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
UP jail staff to wear body cameras
Lucknow, Sep 25 (IANS) The jail employees in Uttar Pradesh will now wear body cameras to keep an eye on the activities of the inmates.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
'Dean Jones had a significant impact on the game of cricket'
Dubai, Sep 25 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed grief at the passing of former Australia international Dean Jones.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Australia announces 'most significant' credit reforms in decade
Canberra, Sep 25 (IANS) The Australian government on Friday announced that it would abolish lending laws imposed on banks which were introduced in 2009 to increase the flow of credit.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
670 electric buses, 241 charging stations sanctioned under FAME scheme
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Union government has sanctioned 670 electric buses for Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh, and 241 charging stations in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Port Blair under Phase-II of the 'FAME India' Scheme.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook purges 3 Russia-based fake networks
San Francisco, Sep 25 (IANS) Facebook has pulled down three separate networks for violating its policy against foreign or government interference that originated in Russia and created fictitious media accounts and along with driving people to other websites controlled by the state-backed hackers.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UP constable takes his own life
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 25 (IANS) A head constable in Uttar Pradesh Police has died after allegedly shooting himself in the head with his service carbine at the Police Lines here.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golden Temple langar gets big donation from Canada India Foundation
Toronto, Sep 25 (IANS) The Canada India Foundation (CIF) has announced to donate C$21,000 to the langar at the Golden Temple in Amritsar where over 100,000 people eat free meals each day.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
IPL: Kohli fined for slow over-rate against Kings XI
Dubai, Sep 25 (IANS) Virat Kohli, captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 97-run defeat to Kings XI Punjab in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
UK Chancellor announces fresh support for industry, workers
London, Sep 25 (IANS) UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a new package of aid for businesses and workers, saying that Covid-19 will mean permanent changes to the industry.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UP on high alert ahead of farmers' agitation
Lucknow, Sep 25 (IANS) A high alert has been sounded in western Uttar Pradesh for Friday when farmers' groups and opposition political parties have organised 'Bharat Bandh', against three farm bills passed by Parliament.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Facebook employees can't use political images as profile pics
San Francisco, Sep 25 (IANS) Ahead of the US election in November, Facebook has tightened its policies around employee communication within the Workplace platform, the companys internal social network, banning political images in the profile photos.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Delhi Police tightens security amid farmers' protest
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Delhi Police have tightened the security at the border areas in the wake of the Bharat Bandh called by over two dozen farmer organisations on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amazon goes big on Cloud game streaming with Luna
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Taking on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade and Microsoft xCloud, Amazon has introduced Luna, a new Cloud gaming service that will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Flamengo asks for match postponement as 16 players positive for Covid-19
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 25 (IANS) Flamengo have asked the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) to postpone their match against Palmeiras on Sunday after 16 players tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
US Senate passes resolution reaffirming peaceful power transfer
London, Sep 25 (IANS) The US Senate has passed a resolution reaffirming its commitment to a peaceful transition of power after the November 3 presidential election.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Ayushmann Khurrana's father: Every time he won, I had tears of happiness
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) National Award-winning Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana was named in the Time magazine list of 100 Most Influential People this year, and the achievement makes Acharya P. Khurrana a proud father.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Cutting across party lines, farmers protest in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, day long statewide protests by farmers in Punjab and Haryana began on Friday morning against the Farm Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ramp up ambition, says UN Secretary-General
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for every government, business, civil and international organization in the world to develop a transition plan to net-zero emissions, and boost ambition in finance and adaption as an equal priority to cutting emissions, and the only way to reach the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature goal.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Global Covid-19 cases cross 32.1mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 32.1 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 981,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland added to England's travel quarantine list
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and the Caribbean island of Curacao have been removed from Britain's "travel corridors" list, a senior British official announced.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Lebanon to tackle illegal crossing problems: President
Beirut, Sep 25 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun urged Lebanon's state security to take proper measures against illegally human smugglers by sea to other countries, a statement by the Lebanese Presidency reported.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Indian OTT develops its star system
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Just a few weeks, ago that filmmaker Shekhar Kapur shared that he was impressed with the amazing new acting talents that the OTT space has been introducing to the world. The audience is with him on this.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SA president calls for unity in diversity as nation celebrates heritage day
Pretoria, Sep 25 (IANS) The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called on South Africans of different races, colours, and tribes to coexist peacefully in their diversity.
2020-09-25
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
With eye on Nobel, Trump wants to mediate between India, China
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) With eye on Nobel Peace Prize, United States President Donald Trump wants to media the dispute between India and China, even though his offers have been turned down.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ahead of Modi UNGA speech, spotlight on art of 15-min pitch (IANS Special)
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) Ahead of India's turn on September 26 at the United Nations General Assembly general debate, this year's 'non-assembly' of world leaders on New York's giant stage and the utter absence of gridlock and spectacle in Manhattan has turned the spotlight on the art of the pre-recorded 15 minute pitch at a time of global Zoom fatigue combined with the anxious wait for a still elusive COVID-19 vaccine.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,National
US stocks close higher on hope of new fiscal stimulus
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) US stocks managed to realize marginal growth amid positive signals about additional fiscal stimulus.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
SL president orders for immediate suspension of LRT project
Colombo, Sep 25 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered for the termination of a Light Railway Transit (LRT) project which was to be constructed in capital Colombo, the local EconomyNext reported here.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Japan PM pledges continued cooperation to UN in fighting COVID-19 pandemic
Tokyo, Sep 25 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that Japan will continue to cooperate with the UN and the international community to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Lebanese official says 'dangerous' containers still at Beirut's port
Beirut, Sep 25 (IANS) Lebanon's chairman of the parliament's public works and transport committee Nazih Najem said that there are 49 "highly dangerous" containers at Beirut's port, Elnashra news website reported.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Utopia: Gruesome pandemic drama (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
Utopia (series streaming on Amazon Prime); Cast: John Cusack, Rainn Wilson, Sasha Lane, Ashleigh LaThrop, Jessica Rothe, Dan Byrd, Desmin Borges, Christopher Denham; Created by: Gillian Flynn; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2020-09-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bangladesh COVID-19 cases rise to 355,384, death toll reaches 5,072
Dhaka, Sep 25 (IANS) Bangladesh reported 1,540 new COVID-19 cases and 28 new deaths, making the tally at 355,384 and death toll at 5,072, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
EU financial service chief self-quarantined
Brussels, Sep 25 (IANS) Executive Vice President of the European Commission and acting Economy Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis has gone into quarantine as of Thursday after meeting someone infected with COVID-19.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Kumble imprint in KXIP win: Two leg-spinners in XI
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab's landslide win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday had the Kumble imprint all over it. A former world-class leg-spinner, Anil Kumble, the head coach, picked two leggies in the XI -- Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi - and they did not disappoint as they equally shared six of the 10 RCB wickets to fall.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
WhatsApp clarifies after probe agencies retrieve chats (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cloned the mobile phones of Rhea Chakraborty and others, which gave them access to the WhatsApp chats of filmstars.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
China wants India to vacate key heights before de-escalation on LAC
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) China is insisting that India vacates strategic heights on the south bank of Pangong Lake ahead of talks on disengagement on the LAC, top Indian Army sources said.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
CBI searches residences of DMK functionary, relative and a banker in Vellore (Ld)
Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday searched the residences of DMK functionary Poonjolai Srinivasan, Damodaran and M. Dayanidhi in Vellore district and questioned them in connection with the cash-for-vote scandal that cropped up during the 2019 general elections, an official said.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
KL Rahul's record-breaking ton blows RCB away
Dubai, Sep 25 (IANS/GloFans) Captain K.L. Rahul on Thursday shattered a few IPL records with a blistering 69-ball 132 not out -- the highest individual score by an Indian in the league -- that helped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) crush Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 97 runs here on Thursday night.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
K'taka assures jobs for repatriated Kannadigas from Saudi Arabia
Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) Karnataka government gave its firm assurance to all 32 Kannadigas who are repatriated from Saudi Arabia.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kerala gold scam: Vijayan's ex-aide, main accused questioned for 9 hrs
Kochi, Sep 25 (IANS) Senior IAS official and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's former top aide, M. Sivasankar, was on Thursday questioned by NIA officials in the gold smuggling case for over nine hours, along with prime accused Swapna Suresh, before being allowed to go home.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
K'taka CM's daughter forays into public life
Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister, B. S. Yediurappa's daughter, Aruna Udayakumar has been appointed as Women wing president of the Akhil Bharata Veerashaiva Mahasabha (ABVM) on Thursday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
CSK look to regain winning momentum vs Delhi (IPL Match 7 Preview)
Dubai, Sep 25 (IANS/GloFans) After a lacklustre outing against Rajasthan Royals, three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in a league encounter at the Dubai International Cricket stadium here on Friday.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
2 dead, 4 injured as cluster bus runs over crowd in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) At least two persons, including a minor boy, were killed and four others grievously injured as a cluster bus lost control on a flyover and rammed into a crowd in northeast Delhi's Nand Nagri on Thursday night, police said.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA arrests alleged key conspirator in B'luru riots
Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested the alleged key conspirator in Bengaluru riots on August 11 and searched 30 locations across the city, an official said on Thursday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Higher exports to help pharma eke out 8-9% growth this fiscal
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Living up to its moniker of a defensive bet, the Rs 2.8 lakh crore Indian pharmaceutical sector is set to emerge more or less unscathed from the Covid-19 pandemic this fiscal, CRISIL said on Thursday.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Have to stand in front and take the brunt of it: Kohli
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday admitted that his mistakes on the field led to a 97-run defeat against Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Was not so confident with the bat going into the match: Rahul
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) KL Rahul ended up ripping the record books with his 132-run knock, which came off just 69 balls, on Thursday for Kings XI Punjab against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
2020-09-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Tribal protesters block Udaipur-Ahmedabad highway, torch police vehicles
Jaipur, Sep 24 (IANS) Thousands of tribal protesters in Rajasthan's Dungarpur turned violent on Thursday and attacked police personnel, injuring over 10 cops, including an Additional Superintendent of Police.
2020-09-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
BJP demands sacking of AP minister for his comments
Amaravati, Sep 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers have demanded the sacking of state Civil Supplies Minister, Kodali Venkateshwara Rao, on Thursday for his comments on Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath in connection with the BJP pointing a finger at Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy for attending the Brahmostavams without his wife.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
CBI raids 3 locations in TN's Vellore in 2019 cash for votes case
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday carried out searches at three locations in Tamil Nadu's Vellore in connection with the cash for votes case during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections that had led to cancellation of polls in this constituency, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Karnataka railway staff pay rich tributes to Angadi
Hubballi (Karnataka), Sep 24 (IANS) Shocked and saddened by the sudden demise of Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi in New Delhi due to Covid infection, hundreds of officers and staff of the South Western Railway (SWR) zone paid rich tributes to him on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Jagan govt should not violate temples' traditions: TDP
Amaravati, Sep 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Bonda Umamaheshwara Rao on Thursday warned the state's YSR Congress government against flouting traditions followed at temples since ages.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Karnataka registers 7,710 new Covid cases
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Karnataka on Thursday recorded 7,710 new cases taking the state Covid tally to 5,48,557, including 95,549 active cases till date.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
All-new Amazon Echo devices starts from Rs 4,999 in India
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) The new line-up of Echo devices, featuring completely new designs, enhanced audio, and more powerful hardware, will start from Rs 4,999 in India, Amazon announced on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Kannada TV Anchor in the dock for M'luru drugs case
Mangaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police of Mangaluru on Thursday issued summons to famous Kannada TV anchor Anushri for her alleged connection in a drugs case involving choreographer Kishore Aman Shetty.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Brett Lee tried desperately to revive Dean Jones: Report
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) When former Australia batsman Dean Jones collapsed in the lobby of a Mumbai hotel on Thursday, his fellow Aussie and former Test speedster Brett Lee desperately tried to revive him, according to a newspaper report in Australia.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Telangana prohibits registration of Waqf properties
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) In a major move for protection of Waqf properties, the Telangana government has prohibited their registration to leave no scope for unauthorised transfers.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
DGGI arrests Hyderabad infra firm director for fake invoices
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has arrested the director of a Hyderabad-based infrastructure firm for issuing fake invoices worth Rs 139.93 crore.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New Amazon Echo Show 10 moves screen directly to face you
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Amazon on Thursday introduced Echo Show 10 that will make video calling more enjoyable as the screen moves as you move, and the camera digitally pans and zooms to keep you and your family centred in the frame.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Rahul's ton helps KXIP script facile 97-run win over RCB
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Riding on a blistering century skipper KL Rahul, Kings XI Punjab thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs in an IPL encounter at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat sees 1,408 more coronavirus cases, 14 deaths
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Gujarat on Thursday recorded 1,408 new coronavirus cases, taking its tally to 1,28,949, while the death toll reached 3,384 as 14 more patients succumbed.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Congress draws up detailed plan for protests against farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Congress, which is protesting against the farm Bills passed by the Parliament, has chalked out a detailed programme of agitation, which will begin on September 26 with an online "Speak up for Farmers" campaign.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cloning phones leading probe agencies to filmstars
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cloned the mobile phones of Rhea Chakraborty and others, which gave them access to the WhatsApp chats of film stars.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Amazon launches all-new Echo Dot, animal-themed Kids Edition
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Amazon on Thursday launched a redesigned Echo Dot Kids Edition with the new spherical shape, new Panda and Tiger designs and animal-themed alarms.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Six ministers dropped, 5 inducted in BJP-led Manipur cabinet (Ld)
Imphal, Sep 24 (IANS) In a major political development in BJP-ruled Manipur, six cabinet ministers were dropped by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who also hurriedly inducted five ministers, including two who recently quit the opposition Congress.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Ex-Aus batsman Dean Jones had a love affair with India (Obituary)
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) For some strange reason, a 51-second video clip of Dean Jones being bowled neck and crop for a duck by the legendary Kapil Dev in a Test against Australia went viral on Wednesday, with a commentator uttering the words "that's the end of Dean Jones". And, on Thursday Jones died of a cardiac arrest, aged 59 years and 184 days, in Mumbai.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Youth Congress takes out torch rally in Delhi against farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Upping its ante against the government over the controversial farm Bills, the Youth Congress on Thursday took out a 'Mashaal Juloos' (torch rally) saying the party will always stand by the 60 crore farmers against the "black laws" and it will support all the organisations fighting for the farmers' rights.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Delhi Crime', 'Four More Shots Please!' nominated at International Emmys
Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS) Indian web shows Delhi Crime and Four More Shots Please! have scored nominations at the International Emmy Awards 2020.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Got my limb amputated, but never accepted defeat, Paralympic champ Jhajharia tells Modi
Jaipur, Sep 24 (IANS) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to Paralympic champion Devendra Jhajharia from Rajasthan's Churu district via video conferencing under the Fit india campaign in which he discussed his struggle, hard work and success story.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Sports
Bengal Global Business Summit ballooning into a scam: Dhankhar
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday again raised the issue of transparency on the part of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government over its annual flagship event, Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS), that is aimed at attracting investments in the state.
2020-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rahul show helps KXIP score mammoth 206/3 against RCB
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) K.L. Rahul's unbeaten 132 off 69 balls helped Kings XI Punjab score an imposing 206/3 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL encounter here on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Another Kolkata Police officer succumbs to Covid-19
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) rank officer of Kolkata Police died of Covid-19 on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Kannada TV Anchor in the dock for M'luru drugs case
Mangaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) : The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police of Mangaluru on Thursday reportedly summoned famous Kannada TV anchor, Anushri for her alleged association with choreographer Kishore Aman Shetty.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
RJD calls for Bihar 'Bandh' against farm Bills on Friday
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) Raising strong objections against the farm Bills, the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has called for a Bihar 'Bandh' on Friday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National
No Durga Puja immersion carnival on Red Road this year: Mamata
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus scare, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday that no Durga Puja immersion carnival would be held on Red Road this year.
2020-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Rahul rewrites record books with blistering 132
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab captain K.L. Rahul on Thursday smashed a few IPL records with a blistering 69-ball 132 -- the highest individual score by an Indian player in the IPL -- that helped him cross the 2,000-run mark in the cash-rich league and take his team to 206/3 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore here.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
MG Motor India unveil's India's first autonomous level-1 premium SUV Gloster
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) MG Motor India on Thursday unveiled India's first autonomous level-1 premium SUV Gloster.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Active Covid cases drop below 70k in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati, Sep 24 (IANS) Active coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh dropped below 70,000 on Thursday to 69,353, even as 7,855 new positive cases increased the state's overall tally to 6.54 lakh.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
TSRTC buses to be back on Hyderabad's roads from Friday
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The Telangana government on Thursday gave its nod to the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) for resuming city bus services in Hyderabad.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
After Covid, Sisodia diagnosed with Dengue; condition stable
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) : Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, already receiving treatment for Covid-19 disease, was on Thursday diagnosed with Dengue.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Adani's Mumbai airport deal with GVK gets CCI nod
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the Adani Airport Holdings' (AAHL) acquisition of a controlling stake in the Mumbai Airport from the GVK Airport Developers Ltd.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Accenture's Q4 sales down, cites loss in reimbursable travel costs
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Accenture on Thursday reported a decline in earnings and revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter that ended on August 31, down approximately 2 percentage points owing to a decline in revenues from the reimbursable travel costs.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
Telangana HC orders fresh post-mortem test of slain Maoists
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Thursday ordered a second post-mortem test of three Maoists killed in an "exchange of fire" with police in the state's Bhadradri Kothagudem district on Wednesday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Diabetes drug Metformin at centre of carcinogen-linked recalls in US
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A commonly used drug for type 2 diabetes, Metformin, is now being recalled by as many as seven manufacturers in the United States owing to high levels of cancer causing contaminants.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pak again violates ceasefire on LoC in Rajouri district
Jammu, Sep 24 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday used firing and intense shelling to violate ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19
Milan, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19, the club confirmed in a statement on Thursday. The 38-year-old will hence not be available for Milan's Europa League match against Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
One of the great players in a golden time: Langer on Jones
Sydney, Sep 24 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer on Thursday paid tribute to Dean Jones after the former batsman died in Mumbai due to cardiac arrest aged 59.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
K'taka opposition moves no-confidence motion, ruling BJP unperturbed
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Karnataka on Thursday moved a no-confidence motion against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, alleging rampant corruption and misuse of power in the state.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
World T20 final Man-of-the-Match closest to my heart: Pathan (IANS Exclusive)
On the 13th anniversary of India's World T20 triumph on Thursday, former all-rounder Irfan Pathan said that the Man-of-the-Match award he won in the final would always remain closest to his heart, and emphasised that it was special because he had won it against traditional rivals Pakistan.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Banks sanction Rs 1.77 lakh cr to MSMEs under ECLGS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Banks have so far sanctioned over Rs 1.77 lakh crore to MSMEs under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS), it was announced on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre: Airlines free to set baggage limit
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday freed airlines to fix their own baggage allowance, thereby allowing more space for competition and addition of another revenue stream.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Akshay Kumar episode of Bear Grylls' Into The Wild sets record
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Akshay Kumar has set a new record. This time, though, the big-screen superstar has made history on television.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maintain Covid protocols, Punjab CM urges protesting farmers
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has appealed to the farmers to strictly maintain law and order, and adhere to all Covid-19 safety protocols, during Friday's statewide lockdown against the agriculture Bills.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Centre suspends fresh IBC proceedings till Dec
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) In a major relief for stressed companies amid the pandemic woes, the Centre on Thursday announced the suspension of fresh insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) by three more months till December.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Vivek Oberoi back to work amid new normal
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor-producer Vivek Anand Oberoi was excited about his first experience on a set in the new normal amidst the pandemic.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
90% foreigners given bail in Goa untraceable, says Bombay HC
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) As much as 90 per cent foreigners who are released on bail in Goa cannot be traced by state agencies and may have fled the country, the Bombay High Court bench in Goa noted on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maha: Covid deaths cross 34K, new cases remain high
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Maharashtra added another 1,000 Covid-19 deaths in 72 hours to shoot past the 34,000-mark even as new cases continued to remain in the upper echelons though the recovery rate improved, health officials said here on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
At 'Bigg Boss 14' launch, Salman reveals lockdown was his longest break in 30 years
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan returns as host of the reality show Bigg Boss on October 3. On Thursday, Salman announced season 14 at a virtual launch event. At the event, the actor mentioned he has never taken such a long break from work in the last 30 years as he had to during lockdown. He also mentioned he would not mind taking a salary cut this year, and introduced the first contestant of the season.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata announces Durga Puja guidelines amid Covid
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Bringing much-awaited relief to scores of people, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the guidelines for the upcoming Durga Puja in the state to be celebrated from October 22-26.
2020-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Gujarat minister challenges Congress over welfare package
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Minister of energy and petrochemicals Saurabh Patel has challenged the opposition Congress to unveil a package similar to 'Atma Nirbhar Gujarat' announced by the Gujarat government, in the Congress led state governments for the benefit of the people during the corona crisis.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Students of classes 10-12 can go to school from Oct 1 in TN
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday said it would permit students of classes 10 to 12 to go to school on a voluntary basis for taking guidance from their teachers from October 1.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
NIA raids 9 locations in J&K cross-LoC trade case (Ld)
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Two days after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at multiple locations in Jammu & Kashmir in connection with its probe into the cross-LoC trade case, the agency on Thursday once again swung into action and raided nine locations in the valley.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gunfight breaks out in Kashmir's Anantnag
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) A gunfight between terrorists and security forces was underway at Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
38 village sarpanchs in Gurugram district protest inclusion in MCG
Gurugram, Sep 24 (IANS) In protest against the inclusion of 38 villages of the Gurugram district into the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), people of 38 gram panchyats along with their concerned village heads (sarpanch) submitted a memorandum to the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) intended for Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, opposing the move on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Ex-Bihar DGP Pandey says took VRS to avoid 'embarrassment'
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey on Thursday said that he has taken retirement to avoid "embarrassment" in case the Election Commission charged him with favouring any political party.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Centre allows Rs 9,913 cr additional borrowing by 5 states
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Department of Expenditure, under the Finance Ministry, has granted five states permission to raise additional financial resources of Rs 9,913 crore through open market borrowings.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
HC to take up Rhea, Showik's bail plea on Tuesday
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Justice S. V. Kotwal of the Bombay High Court adjourned the bail pleas by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik in a narcotics case for hearing on Sep. 29 next week (Tuesday), their lawyer said here on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Deepika, Sara, Shraddha to face NCB on Saturday in drugs case (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor, who were issued summons by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to join the probe into a drugs case, will join the investigation on Saturday, officials said on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jharkhand Police officer arrested while taking bribe
Ranchi, Sep 24 (IANS) A Police official was arrested while taking a bribe in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taapsee Pannu recalls her stint as a stand-up comedian
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has shared what was going on in her mind before she tried stand-up comedy last year.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
SC moved for postponing UPSC exams due to Covid-19, floods
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court, seeking postponement of the Civil Services Examination 2020, slated on October 4, against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and heavy rain and floods in several parts of the country.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tiger Shroff flaunts washboard abs in new shirtless pic
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Action star and fitness enthusiast Tiger Shroff flaunts his well-chiselled body in his latest social media post.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
When Tom Hanks felt like a 'total failure'
Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS) Hollywood star Tom Hanks has shared that there was a time when he felt like a total failure. He experienced this low phase in his personal life.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Tablighis didn't spread Covid-19 or religion, rules Bombay HC
Nagpur, Sep 24 (IANS) In a significant verdict, the Bombay High Court's Nagpur Bench has ruled that a group of Myanmarese nationals who attended the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in Delhi in March were not responsible for the spread of Covid-19 nor indulged in propagating their religion.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Why Chandan Roy Sanyal enjoyed dubbing for 'Woh Teen Din'
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal says dubbing for Woh Teen Din was like reliving the experience of shooting for the upcoming film.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Unacademy acquires UPSC test preparation platform Coursavy
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Edtech firm Unacademy said on Thursday it has acquired Coursavy, a leading platform for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations preparations.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Education
Former Atomic Energy Commission chairman succumbs to Covid-19
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Noted nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu (68), former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), passed away on Thursday due to Covid-19 at a private hospital in Kolkata.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Confronted over extra marital affair, man kills wife
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A 29-year-old woman was strangled by her husband after she confronted him over his alleged extra marital affair in Delhi's Paharganj. The woman was found in an unconscious state on Thursday morning with ligature marks on her neck. When she was rushed to the hospital she was declared brought dead.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chats that spelled trouble for Deepika, Shraddha in drugs case probed by NCB
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The alleged chat of Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone with her then manager Karishma Prakash in October 2017 was the main reason behind the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to summon her in a drugs-related case that emerged out during the probe of actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Telugu star Varun Konidela tries cooking, sister says it's 'nice'
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) Telugu star Varun Tej Konidela tried his hands at cooking, and his sister Niharika Konidela likes what he made!
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Advocate shot dead in Srinagar
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Suspected terrorists shot dead an advocate at his residence in Srinagar on Thursday evening, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Fresh Covid cases, lockdown fears make global, Indian equities bleed (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Dangers to an overall international economic recovery such as rising Covid-19 cases, along with possible reimposition of lockdown measures in some European countries, pushed the global and the Indian stock markets deep into the red on Thursday, with the BSE Sensex losing 1,100 points, its worst performance in six months.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
16-yr-old girl finds Rs 10 cr in account, informs police
Ballia (UP), Sep 24 (IANS) It was a dream that was obviously too good to last.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Akshay Kumar takes break from 'Bellbottom' shoot, visits Gurudwara in UK
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar on Thursday took out time from his busy outdoor schedule in the UK, to seek blessings at a Gurudwara in the country.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Punjab CM asks parties to unitedly fight against farm Bills
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday appealed to all political parties to rise above "petty considerations" and come on one platform to fight unitedly against the "treacherous" agriculture Bills that would destroy the state's farmers.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam critical
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam is in a critical state after his health condition deteriorated on Thursday, a statement issued by MGM hospital, where he is admitted, said. Balasubrahmanyam has been hospitalised since August, after testing Covid positive.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK volunteers could be injected with coronvirus to test vaccines
London, Sep 24 (IANS) The UK could be the first country in the world to carry out Covid 'challenge trials', where healthy volunteers would be deliberately infected with coronavirus to test possible vaccines, a report said.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Dean Jones revolutionised the game and I loved him: Border
Sydney, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Australia captain Allan Border said that his former teammate Dean Jones "revolutionised the game" after the latter died of cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Thursday at the age of 59. Border and Jones shared the Australian dressing room for much of their illustrious international careers.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Google to match up to $2,500 per Googler a year towards student loans
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Google on Thursday introduced a student loan repayment programme for all Googlers in the US where the tech company will match up to $2,500 per Googler per year in student loan payments, starting in 2021.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Education
RCB win toss, choose to bowl first against KXIP
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and chose to bowl first in their IPL match against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. RCB captain Virat Kohli said they have gone with the same team that beat Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Village bids emotional adieu to Spaniard stranded in Assam during the lockdown
Guwahati,Sep 24 IANS) Men, women and children of the entire village had tears in their eyes as Spanish cyclist Manuel Arribas Rodriguez left Bokotial village in eastern Assam's Sivasagar district.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Assam,National
TikTok parent ByteDance applies for China tech export licence
Beijing, Sep 24 (IANS) Even as TikTok's proposed deal with Walmart and Oracle remains in doubt, the parent company of the short video-sharing platform, ByteDance, has applied for a technology export licence to comply with China's tech export rules which were recently updated.
2020-09-24
Category: International, China,Technology
Primary issuances attract most FPI inflows, MFs turn to mid-caps
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Inflow of foreign portfolio investments (FPI) surged last month with around $6 billion, or around Rs 47,000 crore, of net investments by overseas investors with a majority meant for primary issuances of shares.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Film on Akshardham temple terror attack in pipeline
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) A film revolving around the terror attack on the Akshardham temple in Gujarat is in the works.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress leaders' families in SC: Electronic media bears parallels with 'Nazi Germany'
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Two Congress leaders' families have moved the Supreme Court seeking to intervene in the Sudarshan News case. The families say the present state of the electronic media bears "unhappy and undesirable parallels with Nazi Germany".
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Opposition did not oppose any provisions in Farm Bills: Minister
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Following the uproar by the Opposition over the passing of the three contentious Agricultural Bills by both houses of Parliament, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar accused the Congress and the Opposition of misleading the country on the Farm Bills.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tory MPs relaunch campaign for self-determination in Kashmir
London, Sep 24 (IANS) A group of seven Tory MPs have relaunched a group named 'The Conservative Friends of Kashmir', which is aimed at campaigning for 'self-determination' in Kashmir, sparking outrage among swathes of Tory-supporting British Indians.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
5G networks may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts: Study
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, now claim that upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecast.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Harley-Davidson plans to close India manufacturing facility
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Cruiser bikes giant Harley-Davidson on Thursday said that it plans to close its manufacturing facility in Haryana's Bawal and significantly reduce the size of its sales office in Gurugram.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shekhar Suman demands focus on Sushant's death rather than B'wood-drug nexus
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor Shekhar Suman seems disappointed with the way investigation into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput seems to have slowed down. He feels the focus of the probe has been diverted to the alleged drug links of Bollywood.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
'Who runs the group?': SC asks lawyers' group seeking aid
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday fired a volley of questions at the Supreme Court Arguing Counsel Association, which filed a plea seeking an interest-free loan for lawyers, seeking to know its credentials.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
LG expands budget smartphone line-up with 3 new models
Seoul, Sep 24 (IANS) LG Electronics on Thursday added three new models to its budget smartphone lineup as the South Korean tech firm targets to expand its mobile sales.
2020-09-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Gujarat Assembly passes Bill to curb land grabbing
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) The Gujarat Assembly on Thursday passed The Gujarat Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Bill, 2020. The Bill seeks to curb land grabbing in the state by setting up special courts. It has provisions for stringent action with a jail term of upto 14 years and a fine extending to the (Jantri) value of the land.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Diljit Dosanjh's retort to user who trolled him for protesting against farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh has been seen supporting farmers in their protest against the farm Bills ever since these were promulgated as ordinances in June. With several farmer organisations announcing a nationwide shutdown on September 25, Diljit extended his support to farmers over the decision on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Dell launches new gaming laptop for Rs 1,61,990 in India
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Dell Technologies on Thursday announced the new Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop at a starting price of Rs 1,61,990 in the Indian market.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Things are serious, says Vijayan as new Covid cases spike in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday openly admitted that things are getting serious as the state saw 6324 new Covid cases - the highest single day tally.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Kerala,National
Researchers develop cheaper, faster, accurate Covid-19 test
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed a method for fast, cheap, yet accurate testing for Covid-19 infection. The method simplifies and frees the testing from expensive reaction steps, enabling upscaling of the diagnostics.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
We want Anurag Kashyap to be arrested: Payel Ghosh's lawyer
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Advocate Nitin Satpute, lawyer of actress Payal Ghosh, says as the next legal step filmmaker Anurag Kashyap should be arrested for sexual misconduct with his client.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
1,104 test positive, J&K COVID total crosses 68,000
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir saw 1,104 people testing Covid positive on Thursday as the total number of people infected with COVID-19 crossed 68,000 in the Union territory.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
US to achieve herd immunity by 3rd or 4th quarter of 2021: McKinsey
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) US-based management consulting firm McKinsey & Company estimates that the most likely time for the United States to achieve herd immunity is the third or fourth quarter of 2021.
2020-09-24
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
4 killed as building collapses in Punjab (Ld)
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Four people were killed as a commercial building in a residential area collapsed in Punjab's Dera Bassi town near here on Thursday, police said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI quizzes DMK functionary over cash-for-votes allegation
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Officials of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday questioned Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) functionary Poonjolai Srinivasan in Vellore district in connection with the cash-for-vote scandal during the 2019 general elections, said an official.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Randhir Kapoor: I wanted Rishi Kapoor to direct more movies
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor says he loved the 1999 film Aa Ab Laut Chalen, helmed by his late brother and actor Rishi Kapoor. Randhir added that he wanted his brother to direct more films.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
India asks SAARC to collectively defeat Pak-sponsored terror
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India on Thursday urged the member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to collectively resolve to defeat Pakistan sponsored cross-border terrorism.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
DC to decide on Ashwin, Ishant after Thursday practice session: Kaif
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) will decide on spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and fast bowler Ishant Sharma for their next match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) after their practice session on Thursday, assistant coach Mohammad Kaif said.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Amitabh Bachchan trolled for promoting short film named 'Doobie'
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan got trolled on Facebook on Thursday after promoting a short film titled Doobie. Netizens felt the veteran actor should rather speak up on the alleged drug links of Bollywood, currently being investigated by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Farmers' shutdown on Friday, Delhi Police on alert at border
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Intensifying their protests against the contentious agricultural bills passed by the Parliament, various farmers' organisations, including from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, have called a national shutdown on Friday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Security agencies concerned over Zakir Naik spreading hate through apps
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Indian security establishment has expressed concern over wanted Islamic preacher Zakir Naik broadcasting his banned Peace TV channel through mobile applications. The security agencies have also flagged that Naik's Peace TV stations are available on social media platforms YouTube and Facebook in four languages.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Saqib Saleem to Mohinder Amarnath: I grew up idolising you
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) On the 74th birthday of Mohinder Amarnath, actor Saqib Saleem has penned an emotional note stating how he grew up idolising the iconic World Cup-winning cricketer.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Shaheen Bagh's 'dadi' Bilkis in Time magazine, congratulates Modi
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Thousands of people participated in last year's widespread protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in New Delhi's Shaheen Bagh. Three feisty grandmothers also took part in these demonstrations surrounded by young women with prayer beads in one hand and the national flag in the other.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Saiee Manjrekar signs Mahesh Babu-produced bilingual 'Major'
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actress Saiee Manjrekar has signed her second film after Dabangg 3. She will be seen in the Mahesh Babu-produced bilingual, Major, starring Adivi Sesh.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Samsung Galaxy F series to debut on Flipkart's Big Billion Day (Ld)
Gurugram, Sep 24 (IANS) Riding on its successful Galaxy 'M' series amid surge in online shopping, Samsung on Thursday announced a partnership with Flipkart to globally debut its next affordable Galaxy 'F' series during the Big Billion Days sale in India next month.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress MLA dies of Covid-19 in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Congress' Karnataka legislator B. Narayan Rao died of Covid-19 at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Thursday. He was 65.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Realme Narzo 20 Pro's 1st sale in India set for Sep 25
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Realme on Thursday announced that its recently launched smartphone Realme Narzo Pro will be available for consumers on realme.com, Flipkart.com on September 25 from 12 noon.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
BJP's Kapil Mishra appears before Special Cell in Delhi riots case
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) BJP leader Kapil Mishra made an appearance before the Special Cell of Delhi Police in Lodhi Colony on Thursday afternoon. After he came out Mishra said that he only came to file a complaint against people who according to him are running a campaign against him in the northeast Delhi riots case.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NCB must probe BJP-Bollywood-Sandalwood drugs nexus: Maha Cong
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Thursday demanded to know why the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is not probing Bharatiya Janata Party-Bollywood-Sandalwood and other sympathisers or actress Kangana Ranaut who has openly admitted to taking drugs.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Pawan Munjal, Ajay Shriram invest in ShareChat to drive Moj app
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Leading homegrown social media platform ShareChat on Thursday announced it has closed a new funding round of $40 million that drew investment from Hero MotoCorp CEO Dr Pawan Munjal, DCM Shriram Chairman Ajay S Shriram and micro-blogging platform Twitter, among others.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cops help pregnant woman deliver baby in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Sep 24 (IANS) The human face of the police came to the fore here on Thursday when they helped a pregnant woman reach the hospital where she safely gave birth to a baby girl.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Kannada film actor Rockline Sudhakar passes away
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran Kannada film actor Rockline Sudhakar (64), who was known for his comic and negative roles, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday, an official said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Rest in Peace Prof: Cricket community pays tribute to Jones
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The 59-year-old was part of the Star Sports commentary panel for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Deepika to face NCB on Friday in drugs case (Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who was issued a summon by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to join the probe into a drugs case, will join the investigation on Friday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ready to pay for Tamil medium school in Gujarat: Palaniswami
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday said that his government is willing to bear the expenditure for running the Tamil medium school in Ahmedabad which has been closed down.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
New malware Alien can steal credentials from 226 Android apps
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Cyber security researchers have found a new Trojan malware named Alien that can steal credentials from 226 Android apps in several countries including in India.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
100-year-old UP education board prepares for revamp
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) As it completes a century next year, the Board of High School and Intermediate Education in UP is all set for a revamp of its Act and regulations.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Tomar sheds 'pretense' of honesty on farm Bills: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Expressing shock at Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's "atrocious lies" over Punjab's and the Congress party's stand on the controversial farm Bills, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the Union minister had clearly shed even the "pretense" of fairness and honesty in pursuit of the BJP's agenda.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BSF seize 13 kg heroin in Punjab's Ferozepur
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday said it had seized 13 kg heroin worth Rs 65 crore in Punjab's Ferozepur district.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Common diabetes drug linked to low risk of major heart issues
Toronto, Sep 24 (IANS) Drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are associated with a lower risk of major heart problems in patients with type 2 diabetes than dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, say, researchers.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Two held for supplying illegal weapons in Gurugram
Gurugram, Sep 24 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested two men for allegedly supplying illegal weapons in the city.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court directs Tihar authorities to ensure Umar Khalid's safety
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday directed the Tihar Jail Superintendent to take all the necessary steps to ensure safety and security of former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid in judicial custody.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bigg Boss 14: 'Uttaran' star Tinaa Dattaa denies being a contestant
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Television actress Tinaa Dattaa has denied rumours suggesting that she is set to be a contestant on Bigg Boss season 14.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chhetri is best & wants to be the best every single day: Sahal
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Footballer Sahal Abdul Samad has heaped praise on Sunil Chhetri, saying the talismanic India captain is the "best in India" and that "he wants to be the best every single day".
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Rajasthani folk singer Mame Khan: Something universal in old folk tunes
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) Folk music has always been a beautiful form of expression and has found lots of love not only in India but around the world, says Jaisalmer-born folk singer Mame Khan, who has been the playback singer for numerous Hindi films such as 'Luck By Chance, 'No One Killed Jessica', and 'Sonchiriya'.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Women more prone to uncontrolled diabetes: Study
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) Traditionally, women play the role of caregivers in India when it comes to families and their health. More often than not, this means that they prioritise the health of their loved ones over their own. When it comes to diabetes in women, a new study shows higher incidence of diabetes in women - as compared to men.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Breathing problems key reason for not wearing masks: Study
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) When it came to non-compliance towards covering face, breathing problems have emerged as a key reason, with 50 percent listing it in a nationwide survey, followed by discomfort and inconvenience at 44 per cent. Around 45 percent also assume that as long as social distancing was maintained, a mask was not required.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Manish Malhotra's closes digital ICW with opulence
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) On Wednesday, veteran designer Manish Malhotra was the finale act as he closed the digital edition of the India Couture Week with a showcase of his latest couture collection 'Roohaniyat -- A celebration called life.'
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Big B reminisces about cricket commentary days in latest post
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan misses doing cricket commentary, going by his latest post on social media.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Opposition Congress stages walkout on school fee waiver issue
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) The opposition Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from the Gujarat state assembly's house proceedings over the long-standing issue of school fee waiver.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Parties engage in 'poster wars' ahead of Bihar polls
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) A new battle is being waged between the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the opposition Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) on the streets through posters, as parties take political potshots at each other or use sarcastic messages to corner one another ahead of the state polls this year.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Ex-Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The 59-year-old was part of the Star Sports commentary panel for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sensex tumbles 1,100 points amid global selloff, loses 2,292 points in 4 days
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Indian stock market witnessed a bloodbath on Thursday, in line with the global selloff, with the BSE Sensex losing 1,100 points.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik blessed with baby girl
Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS) Supermodel Gigi Hadid and former One Direction singer Zayn Malik have welcomed their first child. Pop superstar Zayn tweeted to confirm the birth of their baby girl on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
'UK not ruling out keeping students at university over X'mas'
London, Sep 24 (IANS) The UK government has not "ruled out" telling university students not to go home during the Christmas holidays if the Covid-19 situation in the country worsens, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Bhima Koregaon: SC not convinced with Bharadwaj interim bail plea on medical grounds
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Bhima Koregaon case accused Sudha Bharadwaj's counsel if she already has a strong case on merit then why was her bail plea moved on medical ground.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC imposes Rs 10K cost on lawyer over PIL on IIT suicides
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Terming it "frivolous", the Supreme Court on Thursday imposed Rs 10,000 cost on a petitioner who filed a PIL seeking direction to the Centre and IITs to formulate and implement a programme to address the menace of rising suicide cases on their campuses.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bigg Boss 14: 'Uttaran' star Tinaa Dattaa denies a contestant
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Television actress Tinaa Dattaa has denied rumours suggesting that she is set to be a contestants on Bigg Boss season 14.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Team India fitness levels behind others, Kohli tell PM Modi
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian cricket team, on Thursday admitted that while the fitness standards of the side has improved, they are still behind when compared with other teams in the world.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Critical vulnerability in Instagram found, fixed
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point on Thursday said that they had found a critical vulnerability in the Instagram app that would have given an attacker the ability to take over a victim's account.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Stranded whales in Australia to be euthanised
Canberra, Sep 24 (IANS) Several pilot whales currently stranded off the west coast of Australia's Tasmania will be euthanised as they cannot be saved, officials said on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Kangana takes a dig at Maha govt after Bhiwandi building collapse
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has taken a dig at the Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra by comparing the death toll at the Bhiwandi building collapse with the Pulwama terror attack.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mahabharat Research Centre at Prayagraj soon
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) A Mahabharat Research Centre is likely to come up in Handia in Prayagraj, at a site where the mythological Lakshagriha is supposed to have once existed.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
NIA raids 6 locations in J&K in LoC trade case
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Two days after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with its probe into the LoC trade case, the agency on Thursday once again swung into action and did searches at six locations in the valley.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Imports fall leads to NZ's largest trade surplus in 6 yrs
Wellington, Sep 24 (IANS) New Zealand imports fell nearly NZ$1 billion ($650 million) in August, leading to the country's largest annual trade surplus since 2014, the Stats NZ said on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Zoom introduces new features to make video meets more interactive
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Video conferencing platform Zoom on Thursday announced new features with an aim to make video communications more accessible for people to connect.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Nepal-China border point reopens after 3-week closure
Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) The Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border point between Nepal and China reopened on Thursday after it remained closed for around three weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior customs official said here.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pappu Yadav launches party manifesto after filing an affidavit
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) The Jan Adhikar Party headed by Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Thursday claimed that voters will not allow Gujarati CM in Bihar any longer.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National
NCB grills Khambatta for 4 hrs, sets Rakul's date for Friday (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Fashion designer Simone Khambatta was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for over four hours on Thursday in the drugs angle related to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Special Olympics Bharat launches developmental sports
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Special Olympics Bharat has launched developmental sports for young athletes to enable their transition to higher sport participation by learning sport specific skills.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Prominent HK pro-democracy activist arrested
Hong Kong, Sep 24 (IANS) Joshua Wong, a prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, was arrested on Thursday for "participating in an unauthorized assembly" last October, according to a post on his Twitter account.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Flipkart Wholesale expands footprint to 12 new cities
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Digital business-to-business marketplace Flipkart Wholesale on Thursday said it has expanded its operations to 12 new cities ahead of the festive season.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Farmer bodies gear up for 'Bandh' on Friday
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Over two dozen farmer organisations have announced support to the 'Bandh call on Friday to protest against the farm Bills passed by Parliament amid massive protests from 18 political parties.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Setting a precedent, Gujarat Assembly bestows best MLA Awards
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) Following the example of bestowing awards on the best parliamentarians in both the houses of Parliament, the Gujarat assembly on Thursday set a new precedent of honouring the best state legislators in Gujarat.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Karnataka will not impose lockdown again
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) In a strong bid to scotch the rumour about the imposition of lockdown again, Karnataka Medical Education Minister, Dr. K. Sudhakar on Thursday said there was no proposal before the state government to reimpose lockdown.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Telangana teacher who turned Covid hero (Corona Warrior)
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) Wearing a helmet and facemask and carrying handwritten posters, this teacher of a government school has been pedalling around villages in Telangana's Khammam district for over six months to create awareness among people about the deadly Coronavirus.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Raj unemployment rate doubles national average of 8.35% in August
Jaipur, Sep 24 (IANS) Rajasthan's unemployment rate has more than doubled the national average rate of 8.35 per cent in August due to the lockdown imposed amid pandemic, which has grounded all vital activities, including tourism in the state.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Odisha records highest single-day Covid positive, death cases
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 (IANS) Odisha has registered the highest single-day spike of 4340 Covid-19 positive cases and a record 16 deaths in the last 24 hours, said a health official on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Orissa,National
NCB to quiz Showik Chakraborty in Taloja jail
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) A Special NDPS Court on Thursday allowed the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to question Showik Chakraborty and Dipesh Sawant at the Taloja Central Jail in Raigad where they are lodged, officials said here on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Biden vows to address Indian-Americans' concerns on H-1B
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has vowed to address the Indian-American community's concerns related to the H-1B work visa, which President Donald Trump's administration has temporarily suspended, the media reported.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Teacher held for raping 6-year-old
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 24 (IANS) A Shiksha Mitra in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested for allegedly raping a six-year-old student inside a primary school in Meerut district.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi HC junks plea seeking action against illegal hookah bars
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday declined to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions to conduct immediate inspection and take action against owners of hookah bars operating illegally and without any statutory licence in south Delhi, after finding several discrepancies in the petition.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Manav Kaul, Anand Tiwari test positive on set, Rampal home quarantined
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actors Manav Kaul and Anand Tiwari have tested Covid positive on the sets of upcoming courtroom drama, "Nail Polish". Shooting of the film has been temporarily halted and the cast and crew including lead actor Arjun Rampal will be tested again for the virus.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Excess belly fat linked to higher early death risk
Tehran, Sep 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that excess fat stored around the abdomen is associated with a higher risk of early death from any cause, regardless of overall body fat, whereas larger hips and thighs are associated with a lower risk.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
YouTube expands fact-check on video searches to Europe
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube on Thursday said it would expand its fact-checking feature to Europe in a bid to fight misinformation related to polls and the pandemic.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
KXIP vs RCB: We have our plans for Kohli & Co, says Kumble
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab had lost their opening Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 encounter against Delhi Capitals by the slimmest of margins.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Maruti Suzuki launches 'vehicle subscription programme'
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) To offer flexible car ownership options, Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday launched its vehicle subscription programme.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Non-Personal Data Policy: Citizens cite risks of targeting, surveillance, data misuse
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The citizen feedback on the Non-Personal Data draft policy is not positive as people say there is very little to gain and the risk is of increased targeting, surveillance and data misuse.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Deepika cuts short Goa shoot; takes chartered flight to Mumbai
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who has been summoned by the NCB probing the narcotics angle connected with Sushant Singh Rajput's death, on Thursday left Goa for Mumbai.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Man who used puppet directors to cheat investors held by EOW
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police has apprehended Pankaj Dayal, a resident of Sainik Farm, New Delhi from his newly established office at Greater Kailash for allegedly cheating a company of Rs three crore.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel tightens anti-coronavirus lockdown (Ld)
Tel Aviv, Sep 24 (IANS) The Israeli government on Thursday announced its decision to tighten the ongoing three-week anti-coronavirus lockdown as the number of new coronavirus cases in the country continued to increase in recent days.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Shanghai Disney Resort launches new sign-language service
Shanghai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday launched a new sign-language interpretation service for its iconic Mickey's Storybook Express parade.
2020-09-24
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Salman Khurshid, Prashant Bhushan named in Delhi riots charge sheet's disclosure statements
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) : From politicians to lawyers and activists, names of various prominent personalities have come up in the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in the Delhi riots case. This includes the name of Congress leader Salman Khurshid and advocate Prashant Bhushan.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Three Manipur ministers dropped amid reports of cabinet rejig
Imphal, Sep 24 (IANS) Amidst reports of a cabinet reshuffle, Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla on Thursday accepted Chief Minister N. Biren Singh's proposal to drop three cabinet ministers, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Crime against women: Posters of guilty to be displayed in UP
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) Eve-teasers, those guilty of crime against women and habitual offenders in cases of sex-related crimes will now find their posters on road crossings in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sony launches true wireless earbuds for Rs 14,990 in India
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Sony on Tuesday launched the latest true wireless earbuds 'WF-H800' for Rs 14,990 in India.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
TikTok files for injunction to prevent ban in US
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Short video-sharing platform TikTok, owned by Chinese unicorn ByteDance, has filed for an injunction to prevent the US Department of Commerce from enforcing a ban, the media has reported.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Luis Suarez leaves Barcelona for Atletico Madrid
Madrid, Sep 24 (IANS) FC Barcelona have confirmed that Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez has left the club and would join La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Dubai-based Indian teen composes tribute song for Modi
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian teenager has composed a tribute song for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, titled "Namo Namo Vishwaguru Bharat Mera", a media report said on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Govt plans InvIT model to monetise even regulated tariff assets of PGCIL
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The government proposes to expand the asset monetisation programme of transmission utility Power Grid Corporation by including even the Regulated Tariff Mechanism based assets for sale under the InvlT model.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IL&FS' offshore arms file for bankruptcy in Dubai
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Two offshore companies of IL&FS Group, ITNL Infrastructure Developer LLC, ITNL International DMCC have filed for bankruptcy in Dubai.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Allahabad HC turns down plea to rename itself
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a plea to rename itself either as the Prayagraj High Court or the Uttar Pradesh High Court.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
PM interacts with fitness enthusiasts on Fit India anniversary
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with fitness enthusiasts on Thursday after the completion of one year of the Fit India movement including cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actor Milind Soman.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
S.Korean official shot to death, body burnt
Seoul, Sep 24 (IANS) North Korea shot and killed a South Korean official drifting at sea before dousing his body with oil and setting it on fire, the Defence Ministry here said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung joins Flipkart to debut Galaxy F series on Big Billion Day
Gurugram, Sep 24 (IANS) Riding on its successful Galaxy 'M series amid surge in online shopping, Samsung on Thursday announced a partnership with Flipkart to globally debut its next affordable Galaxy 'F series on the first day of the Big Billion Days sale in India next month.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Men at 62% increased risk of Covid associated deaths: Study
London, Sep 24 (IANS) New research has added to the growing body of evidence that men have a 62 per cent greater risk of Covid-19 associated death compared to women, possibly due to higher levels of inflammation.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Sat on bench for hours after losing in 1992 Oly quarters, reveals Paes
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Leander Paes made history in 1996 when he became the first Indian tennis player to win an Olympic medal in Atlanta. However, his dream of winning an Olympic medal could have been fulfilled four years earlier had he and Ramesh Krishnan not lost to the Australian duo of John Basil Fitzgerald and Todd Andrew Woodbridge in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event in Barcelona.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Trump refuses to commit to peaceful power transfer
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he does not win the November 3 election, while suggesting that result will be challenged in court.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Renowned Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan wins Jnanpith award
Palakkad (Kerala), Sep 24 (IANS) Eminent Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri was on Thursday conferred with the Jnanpith award at his residence 'Devayanam' by Kerala Culture Minister A.K. Balan.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
Aus announces major overhaul of insolvency rules
Canberra, Sep 24 (IANS) The Australian government on Thursday announced a major overhaul of insolvency rules to help small businesses struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Delhi riots: Umar Khalid sent to judicial custody till Oct 22
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday sent former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid, arrested in connection with a case related to the widespread violence which broke out in Delhi's North-East area in February, to judicial custody till October 22.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
S.Korean Prez urges Japanese PM for resolution on forced labour
Seoul, Sep 24 (IANS) In his first-ever phone conversation with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday urged that the two countries should find an "optimum" resolution to the wartime forced labour issue.
2020-09-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Lava set to launch 4-5 smartphones ahead of Diwali
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Home-grown mobile handset brand Lava is planning to launch four to five devices in the beginning of November, boosting its portfolio with fresh products in the festive season.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NCB summons Dharma Productions' honcho for probe
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau has summoned Dharma Productions director and executive producer Kshitij Raviprasad for joining the investigations into the drugs cases linked to film personalities being probed by the agency, officials said here on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
32 MPs ask Prez to disband expert committee to study Indian culture
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Thirty two Members of Parliament (MP) belonging to different parties have written to President Ram Nath Kovind to advise the Central government to disband the expert committee set up by the Union Ministry of Culture.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Tardy BEE testing floods markets with non-conforming ACs & refrigerators: CAG
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The official audit of star rating system of electrical appliances has found serious flaws in the testing mechanism that resulted in inefficient and environmentally polluting refrigerators and air conditioners worth Rs 2,238 crore being sold in the market.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NZ reports 3 new Covid-19 cases as restrictions ease
Wellington, Sep 24 (IANS) New Zealand reported three new coronavirus cases on Thursday, as Auckland, the country's largest city where a Covid-19 cluster was detected last month, entered the first day of relaxed restrictions.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Cricket Australia confirms fixtures for Sheffield Shield Trophy
Melbourne, Sep 24 (IANS) South Australia will host the opening four rounds of the Sheffield Shield Trophy in October and November, Cricket Australia announced on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Jagan, Yedi participate in Tirupati celebrations
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy along with his Karnataka counterpart B.S. Yediyurappa participated in the foundation stone-laying ceremony of Karnataka state charities at Tirumala on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Will meet Trump over regional matters, says Maduro
Caracas, Sep 24 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump to discuss regional matters.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Fraudsters using 'Facebook profile cloning' to dupe people
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The fraudsters have devised a new mechanism to dupe people by using their Facebook profiles to coax their friends for money.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shweta Tripathi stresses on mental health dialogue in unlock scenario
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi Sharma believes it is essential to discuss mental health as the unlock process continues all over India.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Spying case: Journo's wife flags 'evidence fabrication' by police
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The wife of freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, who was recently arrested under the Officials Secrets Act in an espionage case, has written a letter to the Special Cell of the Delhi Police, claiming that the interrogation of her husband is illegal and that police has destroyed some material evidence and fabricated others.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Honey trapping in Delhi: HC asks Police Commissioner to prepare reports
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Taking stringent note of honey trapping incidents, the Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to submit a report within four weeks regarding such cases.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
On this day: India, under Dhoni, beat Pak to win inaugural World T20
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) It was on this day in 2007 when Team India, led by MS Dhoni, won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup, defeating Pakistan in a pulsating summit clash which kept the fans, both in the stadium as well as those across television sets, on the edge of their seats till the very last moment.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India's banking sector recovery to pre-Covid levels may take years: S&P
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The path to recovery will be more painful for emerging markets such as India and the banks' recovery to long-term averages for key asset quality and profitability ratios will take years, S&P Global Ratings said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2nd Covid-19 wave has hit Canada: Trudeau
Ottawa, Sep 24 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that a second coronavirus wave has started in the country amid concerns over a possible national lockdown.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
NIA questions Vijayan's ex-Secy for 4th time in gold scam
Kochi, Sep 24 (IANS) M. Sivasankar, Kerala's senior IAS official and former secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is being questioned on Thursday along with Swapna Suresh, prime accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, by the NIA officials at their office.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sydney to slash restrictions on outdoor dining
Sydney, Sep 24 (IANS) As part of a hospitality industry facelift in an effort to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, Australia's largest city of Sydney will slash restrictions on outdoor dining and 24-hour entertainment, officials revealed on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics
EB, MB's ISL foray opens opportunities for others: Real Kashmir co-owner
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Real Kashmir, a football club in Srinagar where gun and stones are more popular than the sport, have in the last few years been able to utilise the energy of the Kashmiri youths to its fullest. Having started their journey in 2016, the club has gone from strength to strength.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
BenQ partners Zoom to deliver certified video conferencing displays
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics company BenQ on Thursday announced its partnership with video conferencing platform Zoom to deliver certified video conferencing displays for modern meeting rooms.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
HarperCollins welcomes lifting of injunction against Asaram book
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Publisher HarperCollins on Thursday welcomed the lifting of the injunction on the book "Gunning For The Godman", terming it a "victory for free speech". The book is now available on all e-retail platforms and in physical stories.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Facebook partners with Matrix Partners India to scale SMBs
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday said it has joined hands with early stage venture capital fund Matrix Partners to scale small businesses in India by providing them with timely digital skilling support.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Class 12 compartment exams results by Oct 10: CBSE to SC
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will declare the compartment results for Class 12 students on or before October 10.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pak Sufi organisation transfers Sikh manuscripts to gurdwara
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) After 90 years of safekeeping, a Pakistani Sufi organisation has transferred 110-year old copies of rare manuscripts of the Guru Granth Sahib to a gurdwara in Sialkot, the media reported on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Flock witnesses 40% revenue growth for 3 consecutive quarters
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Workplace communication and collaboration platform Flock has seen 40 per cent growth in sales for the three consecutive quarters, along with witnessing a 60 per cent permanent increase in user time spent on the platform.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Carbon capture needs global momentum: IEA
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) After years of slow progress, technologies to capture carbon emissions and store or reuse them were gaining momentum, a trend that will need to accelerate significantly for the world to achieve its energy and climate goals, said a new special report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab house collapse: 3 dead
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Three people are killed and at least six missing after an under-construction house in Dera Bassi town near here in Punjab collapsed on Thursday, the police said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trains suspended in Punjab as farmer agitation begins
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Several trains were suspended on Thursday as farmers began a three-day 'rail roko' campaign against the Farm Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amazon makes it easier to shop for sustainable goods
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) Amazon has launched a new programme to help make it easy for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
42% Indian workers access corporate data on personal devices
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) As the lines between work and home life get increasingly blurred, 42 per cent of workers in India are using personal devices to access corporate data, often via services and applications hosted in the Cloud, a new report warned on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Defence/Security
India a Civilisational State re-architecting the Republic' (Book Review)
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India is a Civilisational State engaged in a "grand undertaking to re-architect" the Republic. It should make a "clean break" from its "socialistic, feudal past" to maintain the momentum and should stake claim to be a world power, says a new book on the country's journey as it approaches the 75th year of its Independence, even as it calls for course corrections in the areas of governance, bureaucracy, foreign policy and the judiciary.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'51.6mn people doubly hit by climate-linked disasters, Covid-19'
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 51.6 million people globally have been affected by floods, droughts or storms and also the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) said in a report.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
IIT Madras develops 'MOUSHIK' chip for IoT devices
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Thursday said its researchers have successfully developed 'MOUSHIK', an indigenously-made microprocessor for the Internet of things (IoT) devices.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
Former Odisha Minister Matlub Ali passes away
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Odisha Minister and senior Congress leader Shaikh Matlub Ali passed away on Thursday, family sources said. He was 78.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
California to ban sales of gas-powered vehicles by 2035
San Francisco, Sep 24 (IANS) California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a ban against the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles in the most populous US state by 2035, aggressively moving further away from its reliance on climate change-causing fossil fuels.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Madras HC grants 30 day parole to Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Perarivalan
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday granted 30-day parole to Perarivalan, an assassin of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Madras HC orders interim stay on privilege notice to DMK MLAs
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday issued an interim stay on the privilege notice issued to the legislators of the DMK party.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
France tightens local restrictions
Paris, Sep 24 (IANS) As single-day Covid-19 cases have remained around 10,000 for more than a week in France, restrictions in the "red zones" across the country will be tightened, according to Health Minister Olivier Veran.
2020-09-24
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Aus vs NZ: Amy Satterthwaite's 100th T20I on plate
Brisbane, Sep 24 (IANS) New Zealand vice-captain Amy Satterthwaite, who is on the cusp of her 100th T20I, will be facing a challenge of a different kind on the Australian tour. She is accompanied by her daughter Grace on the series Down Under.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Israel approves tighter Covid-19 restrictions
Tel Aviv, Sep 24 (IANS) The Israeli government on Thursday approved tightened coronavirus restrictions, including a full lockdown which will begin on Friday and last until October 11.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
No let-up in Covid cases in Telangana
Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The surge in Covid-19 cases in Telangana continued with the state reporting 2,176 new infections on Thursday.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Asha Negi reveals why she opted for a digital detox
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Television actress Asha Negi, who announced a few days ago on Instagram that she has decided to take a break from social media, says such steps once in a while help one stay sane.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Team moving in right direction in preparation for Olympics, says Vandana
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) One of the most experienced strikers in the Indian women's hockey team, Vandana Katariya has been extremely satisfied with the way the national side has progressed since the team resumed sports activities last month.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Khambatta, Shruti Modi depose before NCB, Rakul yet to appear (Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Fashion designer Simone Khambatta and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's former manager Shruti Modi on Thursday deposed before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) while Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh was still awaited to join the probe into drugs abuse among people associated with the film industry, officials said.
2020-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Ukraine wants clear membership prospect from EU: Prez
Kiev, Sep 24 (IANS) Ukraine seeks to obtain a clear, articulated prospect of membership from the European Union (EU), President Volodymyr Zelensky said.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
4th large-scale Covid-19 vaccine trial underway in US
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial in the US to evaluate an investigational Covid-19 vaccine was underway and has started enrolling adult volunteers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced.
2020-09-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Syria accuses rebels of preparing chemical attack
Damascus, Sep 24 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has accused rebels in Idlib province of preparing a chemical attack and frame it on the country's army.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics