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Australian opposition elects new leader
Canberra, May 27 (IANS) Australia's Labor opposition on Monday chose Anthony Albanese as its new leader after the party suffered an upset in the nation's general election.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Nubia Red Magic 3 to launch in India in mid-June
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Nubia is set to launch its gaming smartphone, the Red Magic 3 in India in the middle of June, the company said on Monday.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
European elections: Power blocs lose grip on Parliament
Brussels, May 27 (IANS) The big centre-right and centre-left blocs in the European Parliament have lost their combined majority amid an increase in support for liberals, the Greens and nationalists in Sundays European Parliamentary elections, the media reported on Monday.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
KCR offers prayers at Tirupati temple
Tirupati, May 27 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao along with his family members offered prayers at Lord Venkateswara Temple at Tirumala here on Monday.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
HC issues notice to Vadra on ED plea to cancel bail
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, to file a reply on the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) plea seeking to cancel his bail in a money laundering case.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ALERT: SC dismisses pleas challenging arrest in GST evasion cases
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2019-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
New iPhones may have full screen touch ID, LG OLEDs
San Francisco , May 27 (IANS) This year's iPhone models could feature full screen touch ID among several changes, media reports said.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
SC declines relief to BSP MP in rape case
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined newly-elected BSP MP Atul Rai's plea, seeking protection from arrest till the end of the general elections on May 23, in a rape case.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
US Navy pilots report unidentified flying objects
Washington, May 27 (IANS) From the summer of 2015 to March 2015, US Navy pilots had reported about seeing strange objects in the sky, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, which appeared almost daily over the East Coast, a media reports said.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
4 new judges take oath at Delhi High Court
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Four new judges, including a woman, were sworn-in at the Delhi High Court on Monday.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gambhir demands actions against those who attacked Muslim man
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician and the BJP's East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir on Monday condemned the attack on a Muslim man in Haryana's Gurugram and demanded exemplary action against the culprits.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
ALERT: No relief for BSP MP Atul Rai in UP rape case
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2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Clean sweep for BJP in 10 states, UTs
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) In 10 states and Union Territories (UTs), voters gave the BJP a clean sweep in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, with the saffron party, riding on Modi wave, repeating its 2014 performance in five states and two UTs.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia sends letter of thanks to Rae Bareli
Rae Bareli, May 27 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has sent an emotional letter to her voters in Rae Bareli, thanking them for their support in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, where her win was the only saving grace for the Congress, who could not even hold on to the family borough Amethi.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dubai-based Indian names newborn son 'Narendra Modi'
Dubai, May 27 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian expat has named his newborn son Narendra Damodardas Modi, as an honour to the Indian Prime Minister's resounding victory in the recently concluded general elections, the media reported on Monday.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Politics
1st cabinet meet must sanction Godavari-Cauvery linking project: Ramadoss
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) The Pattali Munnetra Katchi (PMK) founder S. Ramadoss on Monday urged that the first cabinet meeting of the incoming central government should accord sanction for Godavari-Cauvery river linking project.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Deaf and mute girl gang raped by 3 men in UP
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), May 27 (IANS) In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh's in Rampur district, a deaf and mute 17-year-old girl was gang raped by three men who also filmed the act, police said.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kiara Advani to play lead in 'Indoo Ki Jawani'
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani has landed her first "in and as" film -- "Indoo Ki Jawani".
2019-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fans in England are ruthless, there's not much love: Lyon
London, May 27 (IANS) After Steve Smith and David Warner were given a torrid time during Australia's first warm-up game, off-spinner Nathan Lyon insisted that his team was prepared for the "ruthless" reaction from the England fans.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019
With Smith, Warner in, I think Australia will win: Warne
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The 2019 edition of crickets biggest showpiece event gets underway this Thursday and while pundits are busy debating whether India and England will do justice to their favourites tag, former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne has once again bowled the perfect googly. He has backed Aaron Finch and boys to go on and lift the Cup come July 14 at the historic Lords cricket ground.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Modi in Varanasi: Thanksgiving, temple visit on itinerary
Varanasi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister in-waiting Narendra Modi on Monday arrived here in his parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh to thank the people for reposing their faith in him and offer prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Trump willing to Iran talks, hints at Japan mediation
Tokyo, May 27 (IANS) Visiting US President Donald Trump said here on Monday that he was willing to talk to Iran to ease the ongoing tensions between the two nations, while highlighting the mediation role Japan could play in the process.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Modi in Varanasi: Thanksgiving continues, temple visit on itinerary
Varanasi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister in-waiting Narendra Modi on Monday arrived here in his parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh to thank the people for reposing their faith in him and offer prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
IAF chief flies 'missing man' formation for Kargil heroes
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Twenty years after Pakistan had downed an Indian Air Force plane and later killed Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Monday flew the 'missing man' formation near Punjab's Bathinda town a tribute to the fallen Kargil heroes.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Kiara Advani to play lead in 'Indoo Ki Jawani'
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani has landed his first "in and as" film -- "Indoo Ki Jawani".
2019-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ALERT: Modi in Varanasi, 1st visit after mega Lok Sabha win
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2019-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
Great to be underdog: Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes
Cardiff, May 27 (IANS) Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes believes the team is well prepared going into the World Cup and they are happy with the "underdog" title.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
BJP won rural Bengal riding on Modi government's schemes
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Even as the discontent against Trinamool Congress, erosion of left votes and consolidation of Hindu voters are being seen by many as major reasons behind BJP's unprecedented rise in Bengal, political analysts say it was the benefits of various central schemes reaching a large section of the rural population that made the saffron outfit more popular in the state's backward districts.
2019-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Rishi urges government to focus on education, employment
New York, May 27 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has urged the government to focus on employment, education and health provisions for citizens.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Jammu-Srinagar highway restored for traffic
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) After remaining closed for several hours on Sunday night, the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was restored for traffic on Monday.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Equity indices open flat tracking Asian markets
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a flat note on Monday tracking a similar trend in the major Asian markets.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Variety in bowling makes India strong contender: Chappell
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes the Virat Kohli-led India has variety in their bowling department, making them a strong contender to win the 2019 World Cup beginning May 30 in England and Wales.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Modi, Rahul pays tribute to Nehru on 55th death anniversary
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday paid tributes to the country's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPEC expanding to new sectors, says Chinese VP
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Visiting Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan said the the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was rapidly expanding onto other sectors, while expressed the resolve that the two allies would continue to safeguard each other's interests.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
I'm not dating Karan Johar: Designer Prabal Gurung
New York, May 27 (IANS) New York-based Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung has denied rumours about having a "romantic relationship" with Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United States,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
'McCain kept reciting dictator names during Trump's inauguration'
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar told a crowd of voters that late Arizona Senator John McCain "kept reciting" the names of dictators to her during President Donald Trump's inauguration speech in January 2017.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Felt Niki Lauda was 'racing with me': Lewis Hamilton
Monaco, May 27 (IANS) After earning a hard-fought win in the Monaco Grand Prix, British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton said he felt three-time world champion Niki Lauda, who died last week, was with him during the course of the race.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Motorsports
Egypt's Zamalek wins 1st-ever CAF Confederation Cup
Alexandria (Egypt) May 27 (IANS) Egypt's football giants Zamalek won their first-ever CAF Confederation Cup title after a 5-3 penalty shoot-out win over Morocco's RS Berkane.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Box office numbers give courage: Ayushmann
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) With one hit after another to his credit, Ayushmann Khurrana says good box office numbers give him the courage to do films with a social message."Bareilly Ki Barfi", "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan", "Badhaai Ho" and "AndhaDhun" have all done well for him in recent times.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ranveer signs 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar', to play Gujarati
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) In the midst of working on "'83", actor Ranveer Singh has signed up another film. He will play a Gujarati in Yash Raj Films' (YRF) "Jayeshbhai Jordaar", to be helmed by debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump meets new Japanese Emperor
Tokyo, May 27 (IANS) Visiting US President Donald Trump on Monday made history by becoming the first world leader to meet Japan's newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
2 killed due to tornado in US state
Washington, May 27 (IANS) At least two people were killed and several others injured when a tornado tore slammed into the US state of Oklahoma.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
OBCs, STs and upper caste Hindus swayed it for NDA: IANS-CVOTER Analysis
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) got maximum support from the Other Backward Castes (OBCs), followed by Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Scheduled Castes (SCs), according to the IANS-CVOTER analysis of the voting pattern in the General Election 2019.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Love, sex and dhoka in Kashmir (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With Zakir Musa's killing, security forces have recorded an extremely important kill in the battle against Islamic fundamentalism in the Valley, in the main south Kashmir where the jungles are now being used to train local youth. Musa, a byproduct of generation X, is a neophyte who grew up in turbulence and turmoil and experienced the so-called 'azadi' struggle first-hand, but chose the path of 'sharia' instead, brainwashed as he was by Wahabi Salafism indoctrination.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Tectonic shifts in mandate: BJP creates new voter base among poor, backward (IANS Special)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The worlds largest elections in terms of sheer numbers throw up a lot of macro number trends, including the fact that the largest party -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- has been able to create a new voter base defined by economic class rather than by caste or religion.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China's yuan edges higher against US dollar
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened 69 basis points to 6.8924 against the US dollar on Monday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.
2019-05-27
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Japan's Nikkei opens higher
Tokyo, May 27 (IANS) Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday as investors' sentiment was bolstered by US shares advancing late last week on Wall Street.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
European Parliament elections: EPP leading with 178 seats
Brussels, May 27 (IANS) The European People's Party (EPP) has emerged as the largest political grouping in the international chamber with 178 seats in the European Parliamentary elections, although it could lose 38 seats vis-a-vis what it had after the 2014 election, according to the initial results made public by the EP.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
European elections: Brexit party leading in UK
London, May 27 (IANS) The Brexit Party outperformed the ruling Conservative party and opposition Labour party in Britain in the European Parliament elections, the first local results have showed.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Portugal's Socialist Party wins European elections
Lisbon, May 27 (IANS) Portugal's Socialist Party (PS, or Partido Socialista) have won the European elections by garnering 34 per cent of votes, showed the preliminary results after counting of 95 per cent of the votes.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Poland's ruling party wins European Parliament polls: Exit polls
Warsaw, May 27 (IANS) Poland ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) won 42.2 per cent votes in the European Parliament elections, main opposition group European Coalition (KE) won 39.1 per cent votes, exit polls showed.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Poland,Politics
French Open: Federer returns with easy win, Kerber knocked out
Paris, May 27 (IANS) Swiss tennis star Roger Federer made a triumphant return to French Open after three-year absence, easing past Italy's Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets in the men's singles first round, while fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber was shocked by Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova in the women's singles here.
2019-05-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Greece's New Democracy party wins European Parliament polls
Athens, May 27 (IANS) Greek main opposition conservative New Democracy (ND) party leads European Parliament elections, garnering 32.7 per cent of the vote against 24 per cent for the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA party, according to estimates based on the first official results announced on national broadcaster ERT.
2019-05-27
Category: International, Greece,Diplomacy,Politics
Modi says people want Gujarat-like development in Bengal
Ahmedabad, May 27 (IANS) Indicating that Bharatiya Janata Party is eyeing to conquer West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the people in the eastern state are wishing for a Gujarat-like development.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Ready to sacrifice everything for protecting country's basic values: Sonia
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to the voters of Rae Bareli thanking them for their support to her in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arunachal cabinet recommends assembly's dissolution
Itanagar, May 27 (IANS) The cabinet of the Pema Khandu-led BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh met for the last time on Sunday and recommended the assembly's dissolution, ahead of new BJP legislature party's meeting on Monday to decide a date for formation of the next government in the state.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Sumalatha thanks BJP for support for winning Karnataka's Mandya
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) South Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh on Sunday thanked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for supporting her in winning the high-profile Mandya Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
With slogan 'Kejriwal in Delhi', AAP gears up for Assembly polls
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Days after suffering a whitewash in the Lok Sabha polls in the national capital where it drew a blank, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday launched its new slogan - 'Kejriwal in Delhi' - to gear up for the upcoming Assembly polls in the city.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India-Bangladesh officials to discuss border issues
Agartala, May 26 (IANS) The India-Bangladesh District Magistrate-Deputy Commissioner level meeting would be held here on Monday to discuss border-related issues including crime as well as terrorism, an official said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
RBI Governor calls on Jaitley, terms it courtesy call
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Delhi 5-star hotel's pub owner, manager booked for serving alcohol to minors
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A joint team of Delhi Police and the Excise Department raided Shangrila Hotel here early on Sunday and booked the owner and manager of 'Privee' pub for serving alcohol and allowing the entry of minors in large numbers, a police officer said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After lookout notice, CBI summons ex-Kolkata Police chief
New Delhi/Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The CBI, which has issued a lookout circular (LoC) against former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, on Sunday issued summons to him for questioning over his role in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kolkata Police ex-chief Rajeev Kumar resumes work in Bengal CID
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The West Bengal Government on Sunday reinstated former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar as Additional Director General, CID, an official statement said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Reports about Jaitley's ill health false, baseless: government
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The government on Sunday dismissed reports about the health condition of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as "false and baseless" and asked the media to avoid "rumour mongering".
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
More graduates, post graduates in new Odisha, Andhra Assemblies
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The number of graduate and post-graduate MLAs have increased in the newly-elected Assemblies in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha while the education profile of the winners in Sikkim Assembly remains the same as the previous Assembly.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Next five years crucial to regain India's global position: Modi
Ahmedabad, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the next five years would be crucial for India to regain its global position.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Kolkata airport declares emergency post threat call, services resumed
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The Kolkata airport declared emergency for over an hour on Sunday after a threat call was received for a Kolkata-bound flight at the airline's office in Bengaluru airport, an official said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
24 arrested for flesh trade in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 26 (IANS) Twenty-four people, including six women, were arrested on Sunday for their alleged involvement in flesh trade at an upscale building in Sector 57 here.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslim youth beaten up in Gurugram for wearing skull cap
Gurugram, May 26 (IANS) A Muslim youth was allegedly accosted and beaten up by four unidentified assailants here on Saturday night for wearing a traditional skullcap and not chanting religious slogans, police said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Youth shot dead in broad daylight in Delhi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A 28-year-old man was shot dead by three unidentified assailants in Welcome area of North-east Delhi at around 4 p.m. on Sunday, the police said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM only paying lip service to minorities, says Owaisi
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was only paying lip service by saying minorities live in fear as he and his party BJP had been "practicing hypocrisy" for five years.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Modi meets mother, seeks blessings
Gandhinagar, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in home state Gujarat on Sunday on a two-day visit after the BJP's landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, called on his mother and sought her blessings.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Smriti Irani's aide shot dead, she vows to seek death for killer (Intro Roundup)
Amethi, May 26 (IANS) A former village head known to be close to newly-elected BJP MP Smriti Irani was shot dead here early on Sunday, leading to the arrest of seven suspects even as the MP pledged to find out the killer "even if he is hiding in hell".
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rahul Gandhi takes back offer to resign
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took back his offer to quit as the Congress President, a proposal he made during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday following the party's rout in the Lok Sabha elections, party sources said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, allies may get majority in Rajya Sabha next year
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) After its overwhelming success in the Lok Sabha, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to get a majority in the Rajya Sabha by the end of next year which will make it easy for the Modi government to push its legislative agenda that has often faced hurdles in the upper house during the past five years for lack of majority.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, AGP to field candidates for two Rajya Sabha seats
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister and convener of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that the BJP and its partner Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) will field one candidate each for the two Rajya Sabha seats which will fall vacant on June 14.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Nirmal, Mihir star in of national karting championship
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Chennai's Nirmal Umashankar and Bengaluru's Mihir Suman Avalakki emerged as the heroes after Round 1 of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Karting Chamionship 2019, X-30 class, at the Meco Kartopia here on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Man jumps to death off DND flyover
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A 30-year-old man committed suicide after he jumped into the Yamuna river from the DND flyover in south-east Delhi, a police officer said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP resorted to religious polarisation to win polls in Assam: Pradyut Bordoloi
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Slamming the BJP for its "religious polarisation" across the country, newly-elected Congress MP from Assam's Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency Pradyut Bordoloi on Sunday vowed to fight against the "divisive" politics spread by the saffron party.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Mamata's offer to resign a lie, drama: BJP's Mukul Roy
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Terming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's wish to resign from her post as "a blatant lie and drama to capture newspaper headlines", BJP leader Mukul Roy on Sunday said the Trinamool Congress supremo will never step down unless people vote her out of power.
2019-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
West Bengal wants Gujarat-like development: Modi
Ahmedabad, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stated that the people of West Bengal always wished the BJP to take power in the state as they aspired for development like what has taken place in Gujarat.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Amarinder to take up Sidhu issues with Rahul this week
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) The ongoing spat between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his "outspoken" cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to be taken up by the former with party President Rahul Gandhi in their meeting this week in New Delhi, it was learnt on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Yoga, taiji deepen China-India friendship
Kunming (China), May 26 (IANS) Before Yu Songsong started to learn yoga, he knew little about India where it originated.
2019-05-26
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Art/Culture/Books
Minor's body found under Delhi flyover, youth held
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi police have arrested one person in connection with the murder of an 11-year-old boy whose body was recovered from under a flyover in the capital's Khajuri Khas area on Saturday night, the police said on Sunday. The deceased was reported missing for the last 12 days.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Politics not complicated if people kept priority: Naveen
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who won the state Assembly election for the fifth consecutive time, on Sunday said politics is not complicated when people and their welfare are kept in the forefront.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
When I'm gone, he's gone: Harrison Ford on Indiana Jones
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actor Harrison Ford has commented on the future of the Indiana Jones franchise amidst rumours that Chris Pratt may take over the role. "Nobody is gonna be Indiana Jones! Don't you get it? I'm Indiana Jones. When I'm gone, he's gone. It's easy," Ford, 78, said on a show, reported people.com.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Model code of conduct for polls lifted: EC
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The model code of conduct (MCC) for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls was lifted on Sunday following the declaration of election results, the Election Commission said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Doing 'internal assessment' of Panaji bypoll loss: Parrikar
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal on Sunday said that he would submit his "internal assessment" of the loss of the prestigious Panaji assembly seat, formerly represented by his father for over two decades, to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state leadership.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Venezuela government, opposition to return to Norway for talks
Caracas, May 26 (IANS) The President of Venezuela said his delegation was preparing to travel to Norway for a fresh round of negotiations with the opposition.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Trump gives trophy to sumo winner in Japan
Tokyo, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday awarded a trophy to the winner of a sumo wrestling final in the Japanese capital during a four-day visit to the Asian nation.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Sports
WWII ammunition of Japanese forces found in China
Kunming (China), May 26 (IANS) Around 1,500 rifle bullets used by Japanese forces during World War II were found in southwest China's Yunnan province, according to local authorities.
2019-05-26
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society
Apurvi Chandela wins 10m air rifle gold at Munich WC
Munich, May 26 (IANS) Apurvi Chandela on Sunday won the gold in women's 10m air rifle at the ISSF World Cup in Munich. The 26-year-old shot 251 points in the final to pip China's Luyao Wang's score of 250.8. This was Apurvi's second gold of the year, having won the first at the Delhi World Cup in February.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
Akshay Kumar, Asha Bhosle bond over 'chai'
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar on Sunday met veteran singer Asha Bhosle and indulged in some "chai pe charcha" with her.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 killed in separate explosions in Nepal capital
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) Three people were killed and five others were injured in two separate explosions in Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Sunday evening, the Nepal Police said.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Smriti Irani's aide shot dead in Amethi (Roundup)
Amethi, May 26 (IANS) A former village head known to be close to newly-elected BJP MP Smriti Irani was shot dead while he was sleeping in his village in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district early on Sunday, leading to the arrest of seven suspects.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Be more mindful of menstrual hygiene in summer
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Menstrual hygiene is vital year-round, but it's advisable to be more careful in the summer season when heat and sweat can lead to more rashes, say experts.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
With slogan 'Kejriwal in Delhi', AAP gears up for Assembly polls
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Days after coming third in the Lok Sabha polls in the national capital, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday launched a slogan 'Kejriwal in Delhi' to gear up for the upcoming Assembly polls in the city.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nasheed, Madhav Nepal call up Modi to offer congratulations
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday received telephone calls from former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed and former Nepali Prime Minister Madhav Nepal congratulating him on his victory in the parliamentary elections.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Governor invites Naveen to form government in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal on Sunday invited Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik to form the next government in the state after the latter staked his claim to be the Chief Minister.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Rahul Gandhi takes back offer to resign
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took back his offer to quit as the Congress President, a proposal he made during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday following the partys dismal show in the Lok Sabha elections, party sources said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SpiceJet adds 100th aircraft to its fleet
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Budget airline SpiceJet on Sunday said it has added a new Boeing 737 aircraft to its fleet, taking its total strength to 100 aircraft.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Will maintain bond with Amritsar and its people: Hardeep Puri
Amritsar, May 26 (IANS) Outgoing Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, who failed to win the Lok Sabha battle from Amritsar, termed it a privilege to forge ties with the people of the Sikh holy city with which he has a family "connect".
2019-05-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Gujarat orders crackdown on illegal structures after Surat shock
Gandhinagar, May 26 (IANS) Shaken out of stupor by the devastating fire at an illegal structure in Surat that claimed 22 lives, the Gujarat government on Sunday asked the builders of more than 9,000 properties in the state, including over 1,100 in the diamond city, to equip themselves with fire safety installations within three days or face closure.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Michael Moore slams President Trump at Cannes gala
Cannes, May 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Michael Moore took a jibe at US President Donald Trump at the 72nd Cannes Film Festivals closing ceremony here on saturday.
2019-05-26
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi, Shah land in Gujarat to huge crowds, celebrations to be low key
Ahmedabad, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah arrived here on Sunday evening on a two-day visit to their home turf Gujarat, which has again given the party all the 26 Lok Sabha seats, but the celebrations will be devoid of drums and firecrackers in homage to the Surat fire victims.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Modi to take oath as PM on May 30
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other members of the Union council of ministers on May 30 at 7 p.m. at Rashtrapati Bhavan, an official communique on Sunday said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LS polls: NDA faced tough fight in first 3 phases, trounced opposition in rest 4
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA may have scored a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, but it faced a tough fight in the first three phases of polling held in 302 constituencies.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Web is changing the face of cinema: Tisca Chopra
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actress Tisca Chopra, who is making her digital debut with web series "Hostages" and also gearing up for her directorial venture in Bollywood, says high quality production and content in the web space is keeping filmmakers on their toes to deliver good cinema.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Love-struck teenagers commit suicide in Agra
Agra, May 26 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended on village Kachpura in Agra early on Sunday when a young boy and girl were found hanging from a tree.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samiya, Maisnam clinch junior badminton titles
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Telanganas No. 5 seed Samiya Imad Farooqui continued her meteoric rise as she clinched the U-19 girls singles title at the All-India Junior Ranking badminton tournament here on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Maharashtra youth held for assaulting Russian woman in Goa
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Goa Police on Sunday arrested a teenager from Solapur district in Maharashtra for allegedly stalking and assaulting a Russian woman tourist on May 15, a police spokesperson said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump graces sumo bout, plays golf, meets Abe in Japan
Tokyo, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump awarded a trophy to the winner of a sumo wrestling final, here on Sunday, during his four-day visit to Japan.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Sports
Deepika lauds Amul's take on her Cannes look
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone described Amuls take on her Cannes look as "butter on toast".
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Khan phones, Modi says terror has to end for peace
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on Sunday that creating trust and an environment free of terrorism were a must to foster peace and prosperity in the region.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Fake notes worth Rs 7 lakh seized in Bengal, 1 arrested
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with face value aggregating Rs 7,00,000 have been seized in West Bengal's Malda district and one person has been arrested in this connection, police said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sourabh Verma slams Air India for luggage damage
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Shuttler Sourabh Verma on Sunday slammed the Air India support staff for damaging his bag in transit during a flight from New Delhi to Copenhagen, Denmark. Verma, ranked 46th in the world, expressed his displeasure in a series of tweets.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
'Parasite' wins Palme d'Or, Banderas best actor award
Cannes, May 26 (IANS) South Korean film "Parasite", a dark comedy by Bong Joon-ho, won the coveted Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, where Quentin Tarantinos "Once Upon A Time" was praised highly but returned empty handed.
2019-05-26
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi government to take oath on May 30
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other members of the Union Council of Ministers on May 30 at 7 p.m. at Rashtrapati Bhavan, an official communique on Sunday said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amaravati lands a major scam, says Jagan
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister designate Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday alleged that there was a big land scam in new state capital Amaravati as his predecessor N. Chandrababu Naidu had resorted to "insider trading".
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Narendra Modi government to take oath on May 30
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2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ghaziabad student scales Mount Everest
Ghaziabad, May 26 (IANS) A Ghaziabad-based mountaineer, Sagar Kasana, has scaled Mount Everest, world's highest peak. He unfurled the Indian flag at the summit at 10.15 a.m. on May 22, his father Ajab Singh Kasana said. He will return home on June 1.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Apple's Vegas billboard lands firm into legal trouble
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) On behalf of all users, people from Rhode Island and Michigan in the US have filed a class action suit against Apple alleging a potential data breach situation and false advertising.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Man jumps to death off DND flyover
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A 30-year-old man committed suicide after he jumped into the Yamuna river from the DND flyover in south-east Delhi, a police officer said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oscar Academy head sees 'logic' in an India office
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) After the Maharashtra government proposed to set up an Oscars office here, Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences President John Bailey hailed it as an "excellent idea".
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Children face highest biting risk from Pit Bulls
New York, May 26 (IANS) If you have kids at home, it is wiser to be careful with the pets. Researchers have found that Pit Bulls and mixed breed dogs have the highest risk of biting and cause the most damage per bite.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Grandson's graduation fills Big B with pride
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was filled with pride as his grandson Agastya graduated in London.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi will transform Muslim lives, says tea vendor
Ahmedabad, May 26 (IANS) Imtiyazbhai, who runs a tea stall near Gujarat BJP's old headquarters in Ahmedabad's Khanpur area from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his babysteps in politics, on Sunday said he was sure Modi would change the lives of Muslims in the country.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
CBI issues lookout notice against ex-Kolkata Police chief
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The CBI has issued a lookout circular (LoC) against former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar for his role in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, officials said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan PM calls to congratulate Modi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday telephoned his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his victory in the parliamentary elections.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
FB took over a day to fact-check Pelosi fake video
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) Facebook took over a day to tackle the doctored viral video that was intentionally slowed down to show US Speaker Nancy Pelosi talking in a slurred speech.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Realtors for early resolution of liquidity crisis
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is set for its second term in office, realty players want the government to resolve the liquidity crisis in the industry at the earliest.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
(ATTN ARITRA) Real challenge would be when ball won't swing: Boult
London, May 26 (IANS) After helping his team thrash India in a warm-up match ahead of the World Cup here, New Zealand seamer Trent Boult said the real challenge for the pacers would be when the ball won't swing on flat English wickets.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Heads expected to roll in Congress after election rout
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Heads are expected to roll in the Congress following the party's dismal performance in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections where it won just 52 seats, just 8 more than what it managed in 2014.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No one will dare target BJP workers now: UP Minister
Amethi, May 26 (IANS) UP Minister Mohsin Raza said on Sunday that the state government will ensure such stringent punishment for the assailants of BJP MP Smriti Irani's aide in Amethi that no one will dare to target party workers in future.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Modi, Shah's victory celebrations in Gujarat to be low-key
Ahmedabad, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah are arriving here on Sunday a two-day visit to home turf Gujarat, which has again given the party all 26 Lok Sabha seats, but the celebrations will be simple in homage to the Surat fire victims.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Smriti Irani reaches Amethi, 7 suspects detained in aide's murder
Amethi, May 26 (IANS) BJP leader Smriti Irani reached Amethi on Sunday afternoon to meet the family of Surendra Singh, a former village head who was shot dead early on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
S. Korean experience may prove crucial: Marijne
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Sjoerd Marijne, coach of Indian women's hockey team, has said the series win in South Korea is vital for team's preparations for the forthcoming FIH Women's Series Finals, slated in Hiroshima, Japan, from June 15.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Prayed to God not to give winner more than 250 seats: Jagan
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister designate Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday said he had prayed to God not to give more than 250 Lok Sabha seats to the party taking power at the Centre so that he can make it grant special category status to the state in exchange for legislative support but unfortunately the BJP got more than 300 seats.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Riteish remembers his father on his birth anniversary
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actor Riteish Deshmukh became nostalgic on Sunday, the 74th birth anniversary of late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Women, first-time voters swung it for NDA: IANS-CVOTER Analysis
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Female and first-time voters seem to have swung the results in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), a detailed analysis of the 2019 Lok Sabha results by IANS-CVOTER show.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
32% MLAs in Andhra have serious criminal cases: ADR
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) As many as 151 of the 174 newly-elected MLAs in the Andhra Pradesh Pradesh Assembly have declared criminal cases against them, with 55 or 32 per cent reporting "serious" criminal cases in their affidavits, according to the Andhra Pradesh Election Watch (APEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CM-designate Jagan invites Modi for swearing-in ceremony
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and invited him for his swearing-in ceremony to be held in Vijayawada on May 30.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jayawardene declines role in Sri Lanka WC team
Colombo, May 26 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene has declined to play a role in Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign, saying he is disillusioned with the general state of the sport in the island nation.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Always wanted to work with Nawazuddin: Sudhir Mishra
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Sudhir Mishra, who is collaborating with Bollwyood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui for the screen adaptation of the novel "Serious Men", says he was keen to work with the actor and was awaiting the right role to offer to him.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big for TV to have a finale like 'Naagin 3' has: Anita
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Marvel fans may have been miffed when an "Avengers: Endgame" twist was used to build anticipation for the scale of the "Naagin 3" final episode which features characters from its past seasons, but actress Anita Hassanandani says it is "big" for Indian television to have a finale of this sort.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
One arrested in BJP worker murder case in Bengal
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A 25-year-old youth has been arrested after a man said to be a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter was shot dead in West Bengal's Nadia district following the announcement of the Lok Sabha election results, police said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
New support group formed by women in Telugu filmdom
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Actor Lakshmi Manchu, along with producer Supriya and Swapna, actor Jhansi and director Nandini Reddy have joined hands to headline an all women support group for the welfare of women in the Telugu film industry.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Priyanka, Nick celebrate a year of togetherness
London, May 26 (IANS) Star couple Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas on Sunday marked their first anniversary since they met and the actor-singer made sure it was special for his wife.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Naveen stakes claim for government formation in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik on Sunday met Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and staked claim to form a government for a fifth consecutive time in the state.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Modi, Amit Shah to arrive in Gujarat to celebrate victory
Ahmedabad, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah are arriving here on Sunday a two-day visit to their home turf Gujarat, which has once again given the party all the 26 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Golfer Rashid ready to quit after DGC fiasco
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Rashid Khan, India's leading professional golfer, on Sunday said he is ready to quit the sport if the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) continues to deny him crucial practice time ahead of the Tokyo Olympics qualification.
2019-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
Lalu Prasad skips lunch, goes mum after RJD rout
Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) Jailed former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad has stopped taking lunch and keeping quiet most of the time after his party suffered a humiliating rout in the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Women do better math in warm temperatures: Study
New York, May 26 (IANS) Researchers have found that women tend to perform better on math and verbal tests at higher temperatures, while men perform the same tests best at lower temperatures.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
BJP won in 65 Assembly seats in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, May 26 (IANS) If the Assembly elections are held today, the BJP will win 65 of the 70 constituencies, surpassing its previous best performance of 57 seats in 2017, Lok Sabha election data show.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Boy allegedly beaten by Army critical
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) A large number of people took to the streets on Sunday against the alleged detention and thrashing of two boys by the Army in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Politics
4.8-magnitude quake strikes Bengal
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck West Bengal's Bankura district on Sunday, authorities said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Uncertainty over volatility index levels have dropped by almost half after LS results (Column: Market Watch)
The week, post exit polls that were declared on Sunday, was volatile and fruitful for the bulls. With volatility ruling the roost and BJP-led NDA beating the pollsters in their actual performance, markets were on a roll.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amazon brings Announcement feature to all Alexa devices
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) Expanding its voice-enabled capabilities, Amazon is rolling out the Announcements feature across all of Alexa-compatible devices.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Giant replica of earth on display in Britain
London, May 26 (IANS) A giant replica of the earth went on display at the Liverpool Cathedral, Britain's biggest church.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Trump, Abe have first informal chat over golf
Tokyo, May 26 (IANS) Visiting US President Donald Trump on Sunday had his first informal talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a round of golf here as the two countries held trade talks.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
'Aladdin' crosses $100 mn in opening weekend
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Live action film "Aladdin" has minted an estimated $109 million in its four-day opening weekend in the US.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
25 killed in Afghanistan clashes
Kabul, May 26 (IANS) At least 22 militants, including two Taliban commanders, and three police officers were killed in separate clashes in Afghanistan, authorities said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Hrithik's 'Super 30' now set for July 12 release
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Super 30" has a new release date, finally. It will hit the screens on July 12.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Stop Boris' campaign launched by UK Ministers
London, May 26 (IANS) A campaign to stop former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson from becoming the UK's new Prime Minister and taking the country into a no-deal Brexit has been launched by moderate cabinet ministers.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Initially Priyanka was keen to do 'Bharat': Salman
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) It was Priyanka Chopra Jonas who had initially shown keen interest to be a part of "Bharat", according to superstar Salman Khan who says her last-minute exit from the film was "embarrassing".
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chinese Vice President to arrive in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday on a three-day visit to Pakistan, the government announced.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
52 Congress MPs come from 18 states, UTs (Lead, Correcting headline)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Who are the 52 candidates of the Congress who won despite the Narendra Modi wave in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections?
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US city hit by ransomware attack, Internet shut
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) A ransomware attack has crippled the US city of Baltimore that has brought all of its email and online payment gateways to a standstill. The hackers are demanding $76,280 in exchange for freeing all the city's systems.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zverev edges past Jarry to win Geneva Open
Geneva, May 26 (IANS) Germany's Alexander Zverev captured his first title of the season with a see-saw 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8) victory in Geneva Open final over Chile's Nicolas Jarry, who had two match points but came up just short.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
World Cup: Kohli pleased with lower-order fightback
London, May 26 (IANS) After the Indian top order failed to live up to the expectations in the warm-up game against New Zealand, skipper Virat Kohli expects his lower-order batsmen to rise to the occasion if a situation arises in the upcoming World Cup.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
No 'Bigg Boss' for Jwala Gutta
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Former Indian badminton player Jwala Gutta has denied rumours that she may be seen as a participant in the third season of the Telugu version of the controversial reality TV show "Bigg Boss".
2019-05-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Sports
Himanta Biswa Sarma elected BAC Vice President
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma has been elected the Vice President of the Badminton Asia Council (BAC).
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Jaganmohan Reddy meets Modi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader Jaganmohan Reddy, who is set to form a government in Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan ready to talk to new Indian government: Qureshi
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Islamabad is ready to hold talks with the new Indian government, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Dubai-based Indian boy finalist in Google Science Fair
Dubai, May 26 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian boy has ranked among the top 100 regional finalists for the Google Science Fair global contest for his project to make street lights smarter, the media reported.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
After days of tension, Kashmir limps back to normal
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) After two days of official clampdown and separatist called protests, life on Sunday started limping back to normal in the Kashmir valley.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Will reconsider directing 'Laxmmi Bomb', says Lawrence
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrence said that he would reconsider his decision to direct the upcoming Akshay Kumar-starrer horror-comedy "Laxmmi Bomb" if the makers give him the respect he deserves.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pregnancy linked to depression: Study
London, May 26 (IANS) Women go through several physical and emotional changes during pregnancy and their negative attitude towards body changes during this time can lead to depression after childbirth, suggests a new study.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
May, Merkel, Saudi Crown Prince congratulate Modi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Sadi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory in the Lok Sabha elections, a statement said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Musk denies report of toilet paper shortage at Tesla
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) Elon Musk has dismissed media reports that claimed that his Electric Vehicle (EV) company Tesla has gone as far as the office washrooms to cut costs from.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Favourites England, India start WC preparation with losses
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) England and India, both touted as favourites for the ICC World Cup 2019, began their preparations for the showpiece event on a losing note, something which they must not be hoping for.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
More than one dark horse this WC: NZ pacer Ferguson
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) While exuding confidence that New Zealand will remain as consistent as they have been at the World Cup in the recent past, pacer Lockie Ferguson believes there are too many 'dark horses' this time around which makes the job much more difficult in the showpiece event beginning May 30.
2019-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Now test stress level at home
New York, May 26 (IANS) Feeling stressed out? Take this newly discovered home-test that can easily measure your stress level and tell you whether you need to consult a doctor or not.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I'm not ready for politics: Sonu Nigam
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Popular singer Sonu Nigam has often shared his honest opinion on various socio-political issues, but politics is one area that he is not ready to enter right now.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Sri Lanka look to spring surprise in WC (SWOT)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka are entering this year's World Cup tournament as underdogs. The 1996 World Cup champions have not been in the best of their forms ever since the 2015 edition of the showpiece event when they failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
German Jews warned not to wear 'kippas'
Berlin, May 26 (IANS) The German government's anti-Semitism commissioner has urged Jews to avoid wearing "kippa", the traditional Jewish skullcaps in public, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Germany,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
'The Mughal Feast' a seminal tour-de-force through Shah Jahan's elaborate banquets (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Food historian and author Salma Yusuf Hussain's "passion to find out more and more about the cuisine of Mughal India" has resulted in her latest offering: a seminal work that transports the reader into the heart of the royal kitchens to bring alive the lavish banquets of Emperor Shah Jahan, during whose time Mughlai cuisine truly reached its peak.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
A retired civil servant's tireless quest to preserve rural heritage (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Even after giving almost 40 years of his life to government service, retired civil servant S.K. Misra felt his work was still not complete. The former bureaucrat felt that the experience he had gained and the reputation he had built could be better used for public service. Thus began his second innings.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Special Series,Art/Culture/Books
Don't get bothered by crowd's reaction: Steve Smith
London, May 26 (IANS) Australian batsman Steve Smith said he was not bothered by the smattering of jeers he was greeted with during the warm-up game against England, adding he tries not to pay attention to the crowd and focus on his game.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Smriti Irani's supporter shot dead in Amethi (2nd Lead)
Amethi, May 26 (IANS) A former village head, known to be close to the newly elected BJP MP Smriti Irani, was shot dead in Baraulia village in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Democracy triumphs (Column: Spy's Eye)
The parliamentary election in the world's largest democracy was watched by all countries, big and small, for reasons that are not far to seek: the likely impact on India's rising profile at the global level, the manner in which an extraordinary amount of dirt was kicked up by the opposition - itself divided by caste, creed and region - against the Modi government making the outsiders wonder about the levels to which the public discourse could dip here and the unparalleled scale of management of the polls in a country of India's size that was once again tested for the Central Election Commission's competence and firmness.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Opinion/Commentary
NDA 2.0: Time filmmakers branched out (Column: B Town)
Nationalism and social issues, which the ruling government had promoted over the last five years, created new genre of themes for filmmakers. During the last five years, especially so in the last three of the Modi/ NDA era, the most successful films turned out to be the films on these genres. That was once Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accepted all over India as the leader the country needed.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Opinion/Commentary
Smriti Irani's close aide shot dead in Amethi
Amethi, May 26 (IANS) A close aide of Union Minister Smriti Irani was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district, police said on Sunday, adding that two people have been arrested.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Smriti Irani's close aide shot dead in Amethi
Amethi, May 26 (IANS) A close aide of Union Minister Smriti Irani was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district, police said on Sunday.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bayern Munich downs RB Leipzig 3-0
Berlin, May 26 (IANS) Bayern Munich came out on top in the final of the German Cup here with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig, with two goals by Robert Lewandowski and one by Kingsley Coman, which means the Bavarian club close the season with a league and cup double after having already won the Bundesliga championship.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Indian charged with transporting illegal immigrants from Canada to US
New York, May 26 (IANS) An Indian has been charged with allegedly transporting illegal immigrants who crossed from Canada to the US, according to officials.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Valencia stun Barcelona to win Copa del Rey
Seville (Spain) May 26 (IANS) Valencia were nearly flawless defensively and opportunistic on the counter-attack in a 2-1 victory over heavily favoured FC Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final, a memorable achievement for a side marking their 100-year anniversary.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Trump still has 'confidence' in N. Korean leader
Tokyo, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday reiterated his "confidence" in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un despite Pyongyang launching missile tests earlier this month.
2019-05-26
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
52 Congress MLAs come from 18 states, UTs
N0ew Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Who are the 52 candidates of the Congress who won despite the Narendra Modi wave in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections?
2019-05-26
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Possible to cobble non-BJP majority alliance in Goa: Former Dy CM
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) There is a possibility that the Congress, along with MGP and some other non-BJP MLAs, can come together to form a majority coalition, but the decision to approve the alignment will be taken by the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party's central committee, party MLA and former Deputy Chief Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
RSS steals the show in Rajasthan, outsmarts ruling Congress
Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) In Rajasthan, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has shown its value to the BJP by turning the tables on the Congress in the Lok Sabha election even at a time when the state is under Congress rule.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
New government formation, GDP data to dictate equity trends (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The formation of the new government at the Centre along with GDP data and derivatives expiry will dictate the trends of the Indian equity market in the coming week.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
State of the Economy-IX: After consumption slowdown, India set to face wider trade deficit
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Impacted by a consumption slowdown, India's economy faces another peril, that of rising trade protectionism, which, along with tensions in the Middle East, will hamper merchandise exports and widen the trade deficit, as it did in April.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Forget Trump, will have tea at 10 Downing Street: Huawei CEO
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) In a strong signal to US President Donald Trump who is urging European allies to put pressure on or even block Huawei, the Chinese conglomerate's Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei has stressed that the US campaign against the company would not be powerful enough to call on everyone to follow them.
2019-05-26
Category: International, India,National,Technology
Fake news spreads unabated on social media after polls
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Posts containing fake news continued to flourish on social media platforms after the end of the Lok Sabha elections that saw the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returning to power with a massive win.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Muslim representation increases to 27 in 17th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Muslim representation in 17th Lok Sabha has increased by five taking the community's tally to 27 from 22 in the outgoing Lok Sabha with the BJP getting its lone Muslim face as Saumitra Khan, who won from West Bengal against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Saumitra Khan lone Muslim face of BJP, community number goes up to 27
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Saumitra Khan will be the lone Muslim face of the BJP in the new Lok Sabha where the representation of this minority community has gone up to 27 from 22 in the outgoing House.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Stimulus, repo rate cut needed; as low demand stagnates growth
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A combination of stimulus measures along with fiscal discipline is prescribed to reinvigorate India's economy which is ailing with low demand, receding production and stagnant wages.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
How Amarinder held his 'fort' against Modi wave
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Punjab proved to be the only face-saver for the Congress in the parliamentary elections in north India, with two-time Chief Minister Amarinder Singh securing victory for his party in eight out of the state's 13 Lok Sabha seats.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Fadnavis pilots BJP-Shiv Sena victory in Maharashtra (IANS SPECIAL)
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) There is an ungrudging admiration and near-total unanimity among political circles that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is the chief architect of the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena victory in Maharashtra.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ashok Gulati may be Modi's surprise pick for Agriculture Ministry
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) With Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi is all set to be sworn in for the second consecutive term and to choose his Cabinet, speculations are on as to who will be the new Agriculture Minister.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
LS polls in TN a Stalin show all the way
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) The 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu is clearly that of DMK President M.K.Stalin show, given the campaign, alliance strategies that were followed, said political analysts.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Telecom Ministry to start identifying new spectrum bands for 5G
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Department of Telecom will start identifying and making available new spectrum bands for access and backhaul segments for timely deployment and growth of 5G networks, according to a ministry note.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Four key issues before Modi 2.0
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Four key economic issues -- GDP figures from CSO, fiscal deficit numbers from CGA, Jalan panel report on RBI surplus and RBI circular on NPA resolution -- are awaiting formation of government as the Modi 2.0 is faced with a slowdown, slack in demand, consumption and investment.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Lok Sabha results alter poll math in Delhi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The massive victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi may change the politics in the national capital as the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, which had come to power with a thumping majority in 2015 state elections, failed to take lead in any of the 70 assembly segments in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fuel tax rejig, infra required to spur air traffic growth
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The downtrend in air passenger traffic might continue unless the new government takes steps to reduce air fares via rationalisation of jet fuel taxes and infrastructure creation to spur capacity at major airports.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Fiscal deficit may see upward revision in Budget from 3.4% to beat slowdown
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The upcoming Budget in July may revise the fiscal deficit of 3.4 per cent upwards in view of the need to step up public expenditure to beat the economic slowdown while keeping in mind tax revenue are not going to grow at the required pace to match up with increased expenditure.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Teenager injured in Pakistan firing on LoC in Nowshera
Jammu, May 26 (IANS) A teenager was injured on Sunday in small arms firing by Pakistan army on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pilot dead in small plane crash in US Georgia
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A pilot was killed after a single-engine plane crashed on Saturday in a wooded area on St. Simons Island in the southeastern US state of Georgia, according to the Glynn County Fire Department.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Love, sex and dhoka in Kashmir (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) With Zakir Musa's killing, security forces have recorded an extremely important kill in the battle against Islamic fundamentalism in the Valley, in the main south Kashmir where the jungles are now being used to train local youth. Musa, a byproduct of generation X, is a neophyte who grew up in turbulence and turmoil and experienced the so-called 'azadi' struggle first-hand, but chose the path of 'sharia' instead, brainwashed as he was by Wahabi Salafism indoctrination.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Fire officers suspended for Surat blaze, state govt orders all coaching centres shut
Surat, May 26 (IANS) The Surat Municipal Corporation on Saturday suspended two fire officers for granting a no-objection certificate to the building which was engulfed by a devastating fire here that claimed 22 young lives, hours after the manager of the coaching class where the deceased students were studying was arrested and two others booked for the incident.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi asks parliamentarians to shun VIP culture
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Directing the newly-elected parliamentarians not to fall in the trap of publicity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday cautioned them while talking to the media and asked them to shun the "VIP culture".
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress may opt for MP from South as leader in LS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Increasing its numbers in the Lok Sabha by only eight since 2014, the Congress has now to decide its leader in the lower house and it remains to be seen if party chief Rahul Gandhi takes the role or some other leader is chosen.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will attend Iftar 100 times: Mamata to appeasement allegations
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Showing scant regard for the BJP's constant criticism that she was appeasing Muslims, Mamata Banerjee on Saturday indicated that she would continue to attend 'Iftaars' as the community votes for her Trinamool Congress.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Modi quietly oversaw lynchings of minorities: Owaisi
Hyderabadm May 25 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for removing fear among minorities, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said that he "quietly oversaw" mob lynchings of minorities in his first term.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
CWC rejects resignation, but Rahul insists on stepping down (3rd Lead)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday rejected party President Rahul Gandhi's offer to quit from his post in the wake of the debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, but Gandhi insisted that his resignation was accepted and that he didn't withdraw his offer to step down.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 17 kgs gold seized in Bengal, two arrested
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) In two major operations conducted back-to-back not far from the India-Bangladesh border at Basirhat in North 24 Parganas of West Bengal, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 17.66 kgs of gold smuggled from the neighbouring country, and arrested two persons including a minor, an official said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will fulfil expectations of people, says Modi
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured that his new government would leave no stone unturned in fulfilling the dreams and expectations of people, and that it expedite all of its works.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP MLA blames Kejriwal for loss in LS polls
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's MLA Alka Lamba on Saturday blamed the party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal for the party's rout in the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, saying he "failed badly".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No mismatch in VVPAT, EVM count: psephologist
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) There has not been a single mismatch in the vote count by electronic voting machines and voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPATS) in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, according to well-known psephologist Yashwant Deshmukh.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mamata sees foreign hand behind BJP poll win
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday saw a foreign hand behind the BJP-led NDA's thumping win in the Lok Sabha polls, and expressed doubts over the results of seats her party lost by less than one lakh votes alleging the EVMs were programmed in the saffron outfit's favour.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
NTPC's Q4 standalone net profit up over 48%
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Power generation major NTPC on Saturday reported a rise of 48.68 per cent in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter of FY19.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
After quarrel with husband, woman batters sons to death
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) In a gruesome act, a woman brutally killed her two young sons after a fight with her husband in Telangana's Siddipet town on Saturday, police said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Youngest MP from Odisha set to make her debut in Parliament
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha. Chandrani Murmu represents tribal-dominated Keonjhar.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal Governor appeals for peace, Mamata blames BJP for violence
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Amid violent political clashes continuing even after poll results came out, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday appealed to the people to maintain peace. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, however, accused the BJP of inciting violence in areas where they were elected in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gang of cheats arrested from Punjab by Delhi police
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi police on Wednesday arrested four persons, including two women, for various cases of cheating in which the gang members promised jobs to victims in foreign countries, for which they charged over Rs one lakh per person depending upon the country they wanted to work.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP worker shot dead in West Bengal
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Amid widespread clashes between Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers across West Bengal even after the Lok Sabha election results were announced, a man said to be a BJP supporter was shot dead in Nadia district, the police said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
President Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
11 arrested for duping investors of funds worth Rs 8,000 crore
Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) The Special Operations Group of the state police has arrested eleven office-bearers of a cooperative society on charges of duping lakhs of investors of funds worth Rs 8,000 crore, said SOG Director General Bhupendra Singh Yadav on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
AAP appoints Sanjay Singh as Rajasthan in-charge
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday appointed its Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh as its Rajasthan in-charge, following its heavy defeat in the Lok Sabha election across the nation.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi biopic not historical, but mythological (Review)
Film: PM Narendra Modi; Starring: Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Joshi and Suresh Oberoi; Director: Omung Kumar B; Rating: * 1/2 (one-and-a-half stars)
2019-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Sanatan Sanstha terms arrest of lawyer 'conspiracy'
Panaji, May 25 (IANS) Goa-based Hindu right-wing organisation Sanatan Sanstha on Saturday protested the arrest of Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad national Secretary and advocate Sanjiv Punalekar and his assistant Vikram Bhave by the CBI in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
'Sharp devotion': Modi devotee carves PM's name on chest
Motihari (Bihar), May 25 (IANS) A youth in Bihar's East Champaran district was so euphoric at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return to power that he not only distributed sweets, but also carved his name on his chest -- with a sharp knife.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP won by spreading communal poison, polarisation won't help it: Mamata
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of doing well in the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal by spreading "communal poison", Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the saffron party's polarisation tactics would be counterproductive for them in the next state Assembly polls, scheduled in 2021.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata offers to quit as CM, party doesn't endorse (2nd lead)
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after her party suffered serious setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to step down from her post, saying she felt "insulted" as she was made to continue as a "powerless Chief Minister" for the last five-six months.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CBI arrests six for rigging BITS Pilani online exam
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The CBI has arrested six persons for allegedly deploying remote desktop technology to breach the system security network of the prestigious real-time BITS Pilani online examination.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Japan beat Indonesia 3-1, face China in Sudirman final
Nanning (China), May 25 (IANS) Top-ranked Japan on Saturday edged out Indonesia 3-1 to seal its place in the final of the Sudirman Cup badminton tournament, eyeing a maiden title in the 30-year-old prestigious event.
2019-05-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Modi calls for removing fear among minorities
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Set to begin his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a major outreach to the minorities and asked the newly-elected MPs of the BJP and its NDA allies to gain their trust by breaching the "illusion of fear" instilled in them by certain parties because of vote bank politics.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP MLA blames Kejriwal for loss in LS polls
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's MLA Alka Lamba on Saturday blamed the party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal for the party's rout in the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, saying he "failed badly".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PSG extend Tuchel's contract till 2021
Paris, May 25 (IANS) Top French football club Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday extended their German head coach Thomas Tuchel's contract till June 30, 2021. The club also extended the contracts of Tuchel's support staff until June 30, 2021, Xinhua reported.
2019-05-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Top seed Gayatri crashes out in junior badminton semis
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Top seed P. Gayatri Gopichand of Telangana crashed out of the All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament, losing squarely to 16th seed Aashi Rawat of Delhi in a dramatic girl's semifinal upset on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Modi named Prime Minister, invited to form government
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tendered resignation of his Council of Ministers, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday invited him to form the next government.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Accused in Dwarka gang war arrested after shootout
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) An accused in the sensational gang war in national capital's Dwarka area was arrested on Saturday after a brief shootout, said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special cell.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People's love, Modi wave crushed TMC's false cases against me: Saumitra Khan
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) BJP candidate Saumitra Khan, who emerged victorious from West Bengal's Bishnupur Lok sabha seat in spite of not being able to campaign in most parts of his constituency following a court order, said the "false cases" lodged against him by the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government failed to stop him as he rode on people's blessings and a potent Modi wave across Bengal.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
DMK elects Baalu as Lok Sabha party leader
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Senior DMK leader and former Union Minister T.R. Baalu on Saturday was elected as the party's leader in the Lok Sabha.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
CWC rejects resignation, but Rahul insists on stepping down (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday rejected offer by party President Rahul Gandhi to resign in the wake of the debacle in the Lok Sabha elections but he has been insisting that his resignation is accepted and has not withdrawn his offer to quit.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amid boos, Smith rakes up ton in WC warm-up game
London, May 25 (IANS) Steve Smith continued his good run of form ever since he made a comeback to playing in Australia colours.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Odisha sends youngest MP to Lok Sabha
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) With Odisha sending 33 per cent women legislators to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament will also have a woman MP from the state as its youngest-ever member.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Sinha, Ahir, Puri among 6 Modi ministers who lost polls
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured another five-year term after winning a landslide general election victory with the BJP bagging 303 seats on its own but despite a wave in his favour, six of his ministers lost their seats.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
KCR, Jagan agree to work together for benefit of both Telugu states
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and YSR Congress Party president Y S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh next week, met here on Saturday and decided to work together for mutual benefit of both Telugu states.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
29% of those elected to LS have serious criminal cases: ADR
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) As many as 159 candidates elected to the Lok Sabha this time have declared "serious" criminal cases against themselves, while 233 have shown criminal cases in their affidavits, according to an analysis by the National Election Watch (NEW) and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi calls for removing fear among minorities
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Accusing opposition parties of using minorities for electoral gains, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the BJP and his allies should remove the sense of fear among them as everybody needs to be taken along for the country's prosperity.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dabholkar murder: CBI nabs Sanatan Sanstha lawyer
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) In a significant development, the CBI has arrested right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha's lawyer Sanjiv Punalekar and his aide Vikram Bhave in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, official sources said here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Governor invites Jagan to form government in Andhra
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on Saturday invited YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to form the government after the newly elected legislators of the party unanimously elected him as the leader.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
S. African President Ramaphosa takes oath of office
Johannesburg, May 25 (IANS) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in on Saturday as the nation celebrated Africa Day.
2019-05-25
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Increased US presence in M-E dangerous, says Iran
Tehran, May 25 (IANS) The US decision to deploy additional troops to the Middle East region was "dangerous", said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
2019 government elected on the basis of performance: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said the air strike in Pakistan's Balakot in response to the Pulwama terror attack was a reply to those who had dismissed the cross-LoC surgical strike of September 2016 as fluke.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two Assam Rifle troopers killed in Nagaland ambush
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Two Assam Rifles troopers were killed and four others were injured on Saturday after suspected militants ambushed their convoy near the Nagaland-Assam border, a defence spokesman said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Naresh Goyal, wife offloaded from London flight
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Former Jet Airways chief promoter Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita were offloaded from a London-bound flight and barred from leaving India this morning by immigration officials, sources said here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Hundreds of immigrants in US lose jobs after SSA move
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Hundreds of immigrant labourers in the USA who can't prove their legal status are being forced to quit after their employers received 'no-match letters' from the Social Security Administration (SSA), according to media reports.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Dabholkar murder: CBI nabs Sanatan Sanstha lawyer
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) In a significant development, the CBI has arrested right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha's lawyer Sanjiv Punalekar and his aide Vikram Bhave in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, official sources said here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Poll results indicate end of Yadav politics in UP
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) The severe jolt to caste politics in the recent Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh has also put a question mark on the future of Yadav politics in the state.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian Air Force rescues 2 trekkers in Himachal
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Two injured trekkers from a seven-member team from West Bengal were airlifted to safety from the high mountains of Himachal Pradesh by the Indian Air Force on Saturday while four others were rescued on foot.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jet saga: Naresh Goyal, wife stopped from travelling abroad
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Former promoter of Jet Airways Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal were on Saturday stopped by immigration officials at the Mumbai airport from flying abroad.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ALERT: Dabholkar murder: CBI nabs Sanatan Sanstha lawyer
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2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 pilgrims drown, 4 critical in UP accident
Meerut, May 25 (IANS) Six persons drowned while four were in a critical condition after their vehicle fell into a canal in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district on Saturday, police said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Air Asia India drops plan to take Jet's grounded B737s
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Low-cost carrier Air Asia India has dropped its plan to lease B737 aircraft of grounded Jet Airways as the Tata group venture carrier wants to continue with one type of aircraft.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mamata offers to quit as CM, party doesn't endorse
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after her party suffered serious setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to step down from the post.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
The Unifier-IV: Modi's Backward Janata Party (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The evolution of the BJP under PM Narendra Modi has been stark, redefining and reimagined. Even as one seeks clues to covert and overt Hindu resurgence and revivalism, one cant run away from the fact of how a party predominantly of the forward castes -- a mirror image of its ideological parent RSS -- has quietly gone about and acquired a brand new hue.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Collingwood forced to take field as injury woes mount for England
London, May 25 (IANS) England assistant coach Paul Collingwood (42) was forced to take the field briefly on Saturday in the team's pre-World Cup warm-up tie against Australia after seamers Mark Wood and Joffra Archer suffered injury scares.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
BJP won by spreading communal poison in Bengal, EC worked in their favour: Mamata
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of doing well in the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal by spreading "communal poison", Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday charged the Election Commission with working in favour of the saffron party.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Richest candidate got 1,558 votes, lost deposit
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The richest candidate in the Lok Sabha elections -- Ramesh Kumar Sharma, an Independent from the Patliputra seat in Bihar who declared over Rs 1,107 crore -- lost his deposit as he could manage only 1,558 votes.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Batsmen flop as India manage 179 in warm-up tie against NZ
London, May 25 (IANS) India's batsmen cut a sorry figure in overcast conditions in their first warm-up tie ahead of the World Cup against New Zealand at the Kennington Oval on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Clint Eastwood's movie moves to Warner Bros.
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Warner Bros and actor-filmmaker Clint Eastwood are teaming up once again, as the studio has closed a deal to acquire the rights to "The Ballad of Richard Jewell" from Fox-Disney with Eastwood set to direct.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Manpasand Beverages' top executives arrested for GST fraud
Vadodara (Gujarat), May 25 (IANS) The entire top deck of Gujarat-based Manpasand Beverages including the company's Managing Director have been arrested on allegations of GST fraudt.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gas leak in cargo ship kills 8 in China
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Eight people died after carbon dioxide leaked in a cargo ship at Longyan Port in east China's Shandong province on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslim family in UP names newly-born son Narendra Modi
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), May 25 (IANS) BJP supporters call it the "New India" that wipes away caste and religious boundaries. And offering proof is a Muslim family in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district who has named their newborn son Narendra Damodardas Modi.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Harry to join Queen at a lunch with Trump in June
London, May 25 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry will join Queen Elizabeth II at a private lunch with US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania in June, according to media reports.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
Crime syndicates overcome Tsunamo wave in UP, win more seats than Congress (IANS Special)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Whether it is committing heinous crimes or winning crucial elections, the crime syndicate headed by underworld don Mukhtar Ansari still holds ground in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Most of the seats won by the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party (SP-BSP) alliance have been influenced by the Ansari gang.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi elected BJP, NDA parliamentary party leader
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Narendra Modi was elected the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parliamentary party at a function in Central Hall of Parliament on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
13 killed in Afghan flash floods, heavy rain
Firoz Koah (Afghanistan), May 25 (IANS) At least 13 people have lost their lives and more than 100 houses have been destroyed due heavy rain and flash floods in Afghanistan's Ghor province over the past two days, officials said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Inaaya sings happy birthday to 'papa' Kunal Kemmu
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu, who turned 36 on Saturday, received the "bestest gift" from his daughter Inaaya Naumi Khan.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
You changed my life forever: Anupam to Mahesh Bhatt
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher credits his flourishing career in Bollywood to filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who directed him in the 1984 acclaimed film "Saaransh".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vijayan may come out unscathed from Left poll rout fire
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Saturday, broke his silence and told those asking for his resignation after the Left Democratic Front's (LDF) Lok Sabha polls debacle in the state that it was not a verdict against his government and therefore there was no question of him stepping down.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
CEC meets Kovind, submits names of elected parliamentarians
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora accompanied by other officials met President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday and submitted a copy of the notification which contains the names of members elected to the 17th Lok Sabha.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mamata offers to quit as CM, party doesn't endorse
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after her party suffered serious setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to step down from the post.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Police file charge sheet in Bandipora minor rape case
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday filed the charge sheet against the youth accused of raping a minor girl in Bandipora district earlier this month.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi elected leader of BJP and NDA parliamentary party
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Narendra Modi was on Saturday elected the leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parliamentary party at a function in Parliament's Central Hall.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Narendra Modi elected Leader of BJP Parliamentary Party
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2019-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Vijayan rules out quiting as Kerala CM after poll rout
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Saturday, broke his silence and told those asking for his resignation after the Left Democratic Front's (LDF) Lok Sabha polls debacle in the state that it was not a verdict against his government and therefore there was no question of him stepping down.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Teenager falls to death in para-sailing accident in Maharashtra
Raigad (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) A 15-year-old youth from Pune was killed instantly and his father critically injured in a para-sailing accident here on Saturday morning, police said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Some Tesla stations to limit supercharging to 80%
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Electric vehicle-maker Tesla is updating some of its supercharger stations to limit the top state of charge (SoC) to 80 per cent at busy stations to reduce wait times.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Surat toll 23, state orders all coaching centres shut
Surat, May 25 (IANS) Shaken out of stupor by the devastating fire in a coaching centre in a four-storey building here that claimed 23 lives, all of Gujarat's eight municipal corporations and scores of municipalities on Saturday ordered shutdown of all coaching centres running in commercial complexes.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smith, Warner booed by fans in WC warm-up game
London, May 25 (IANS) Australia's David Warner and Steve Smith were subject to boos by the crowd during Saturday's pre-World Cup warm-up match against England at the The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
BJP vote share up 18.4% in Karnataka LS seats
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) An upbeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) increased its vote share by 18.4 per cent in Karnataka's 28 Lok Sabha constituencies where polling was held in two phases on April 18 and April 23, a poll official said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Families demand return of missing relatives in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) Family members of hundreds of people who disappeared between 2009 and 2019 in Bangladesh, took to the streets in the Bangladeshi capital on Saturday demanding the authorities to return their relatives immediately.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump arrives in Japan with N. Korea, Iran on agenda
Tokyo, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump landed in Japan on Saturday, kicking off a highly anticipated state visit -- with the President to become the first foreign leader to meet the newly-crowned Emperor Naruhito.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
Snapchat to let users add music to their posts
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Competing with the likes of Instagram, photo-messaging app Snapchat is planning to let users add music to their posts on the platform.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Race to replace Theresa May as PM begins in UK
London, May 25 (IANS) The race to succeed Theresa May as the new British Prime Minister has begun with Tory leadership contenders clashing over Brexit.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
BJP milked nationalism for LS poll victory: Manjhi
Patna, May 25 (IANS) After being routed by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Lok Sabha polls, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi here on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of marketing the army for election victory.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Jagan meets Andhra Governor, stakes claim to form government
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday met Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and formally staked claim to form the government.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Amazon plans to let devices record before wake word
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) A newly-revealed patent application from Amazon shows that the e-commerce giant is planning to let Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices to record what is said even before a wake word, like "Alexa".
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Three children found murdered in UP's Bulandshahr
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), May 25 (IANS) Bullet-riddled bodies of three missing children were recovered from a tube well in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr on Saturday morning, sending shock waves in the area.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vijay Shankar's scan report comes in, no fracture
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Indian team management can heave a sigh of relief as all-rounder Vijay Shankar's scan reports have come in and he has no fracture. In fact, the batsman touted to bat at no.4 for the team in the World Cup was also seen taking some light throwdowns before the start of India's first warm-up game between India and New Zealand in London on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019
79 schools score less than 10% result in Gujarat 12th boards (2nd Lead)
Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) A whopping 79 schools posted less than 10 per cent result in the 12th standard general stream examinations this year, even as English medium students performed better than their Gujarati counterparts, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Educational Board (GSHSEB) announced here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education
Rishi, Neetu discuss movies with Hirani in New York
New York, May 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani met actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh in New York and discussed about movies.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KJo joins Netflix family, to spread 'whole lotta love'
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar's fans got a surprise gift on his 47th birthday on Saturday. Netflix India announced that he will host a dating show on the platform where he will spread a "whole lotta love".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
American Center's first open house a hit
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The American Center's first-ever weekend open house on Saturday was a hit with Delhiites, who flocked to the Center to participate in hackathons, start-up introductions, and a book sale that saw titles fly off the shelves.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Five cow vigilantes assault 3 in MP, arrested
Seoni (Madhya Pradesh), 25 May (IANS) After a video went viral on the social media in which five people are seen beating two persons for carrying beef in the Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh, the police on Saturday arrested and jailed the five.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After thumping LS poll win, BJP sets eyes on Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) After bagging all the 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, the BJP has set its eyes on the Assembly elections slated early next year, with the party on Saturday exuding confidence of repeating the similar performance then.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No new Sikkim MLAs have criminal background: ADR
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) None of the winners of the just concluded Sikkim Assembly elections have any serious criminal cases against them, as per their sworn affidavits.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'PM Narendra Modi' makes nearly Rs 3 crore on day 1
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) "PM Narendra Modi", a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, raked in nearly Rs 3 crore on the first day of its release.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul's offer to resign rejected unanimously by CWC: Surjewala
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered to resign from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday, but his proposal was rejected unanimously by the CWC members who asked him to continue amid challenging conditions.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
There's no such thing as bankable star: Diljit
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming Punjabi film titled "Shadaa", says whether it is Bollywood or Punjabi films, the audience comes to watch a story and good characters rather than a star, so he does not believe in the term "bankable star".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India coach Stimac values I-League, but AIFF silent
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Addressing the media for the first time since taking over as national coach, Igor Stimac on Friday had spoken about the need to give equal importance to the I-League as well as the Indian Super League (ISL). But the plea seems to have fallen on deaf ears as the I-League clubs are yet to hear from the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with regards to their request for a meeting with federation chief Praful Patel to discuss the roadmap of Indian domestic football.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Lok Sabha poll verdict not against Kerala government: P. Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Breaking his silence, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday told those asking for his resignation after the Left Democratic Front's (LDF) Lok Sabha polls debacle in the state that it was not a verdict against his government and therefore there was no question of him stepping down.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Google Stadia to share game titles, pricing soon
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Google's Cloud gaming service Stadia's upcoming unveil would include price reveal and other information such as game titles, the media has reported.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Working with Shahid special for Sachet-Parampara
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The song "Bekhayali" from Shahid Kapoor-starrer "Kabir Singh" is out now. Its composers Sachet Tandon and Parampara say they share a special bond with the actor, who played an important part in making the song happen.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China thrash Thailand 3-0, reach Sudirman Cup final
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Ten-time winners China overwhelmed Thailand 3-0 to qualify for their 13th straight Sudirman Cup final on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Indian top-order cuts sorry figure in warm-up against NZ
London, May 25 (IANS) India's batsmen cut a sorry figure in overcast conditions in their first warm-up against New Zealand at the Kennington Oval on Saturday. Doing the pitch report, former South Africa skipper Shaun Pollock had said: "It's cloudy and overcast, plenty of grass on the wicket." And India's score read 24/3 in the sixth over after Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Kohli, Finch, Morgan are top skippers, feels Border (Lead, correcting headline)
Melbourne, May 25 (IANS) Batting legend Allan Border feels Indias's Virat Kohli, England's Eoin Morgan and Australia's Aaron Finch are the three captains to look out for in the World Cup in England and Wales that starts on May 30.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
After LS jolt, Trinamool is shock, fear of mass exodus looms large
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after suffering major setbacks in the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress despondency was palpable. The Mamata Banerjee-ruled party's workers and leaders appear to be in a fix, amid repeated claims by the BJP camp that many of its MLAs were ready to switch sides.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
New AI system helps drones land more quickly
New York, May 25 (IANS) Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can help drones to land more safely and quickly, while gobbling up less power.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
US judge blocks Mississippi's 6-week abortion ban
Washington, May 25 (IANS) A US federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy -- before many women know they're pregnant.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
79 schools score less than 10% result in Gujarat 12th boards
Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) A whopping 79 schools posted less than 10 per cent results in the Class 12 general stream examinations conducted this year even as English medium students did better than their Gujarati counterparts, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Educational Board (GSHSEB) announced here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education
Congress leaders look tense as CWC meet ends
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress leaders, who participated in the CWC meeting on Saturday to discuss the party's abysmal showing in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, wore grim look when they came out as the meeting ended.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Abhishek Bachchan trolls Kohli after pic with Kane
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Virat Kohli and Harry Kane sent sports fans into a frenzy when they posted a selfie together at the Lord's Cricket Ground on Friday. Kohli is currently in England as Team India gears up for the 2019 World Cup. While the Indian skipper and Kane have interacted over tweets before this, this is the first time that they were meeting each other.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019
Lamar Odom admits to threatening to kill Khloe
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Basketball player Lamar Odom was once so high during his marriage to reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian that he threatened to kill her.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump bypasses Congress to sell arms to Saudi, UAE
W0ashington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has bypassed Congress to approve the sale of $8.1 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan by declaring that ongoing tensions with Iran amounted to a national Emergency.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Youth involved in Jagan's attack released on bail
Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) A youth involved in the knife attack on YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy at Visakhapatnam Airport in October last year was released on bail on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Want to make PMO efficient, rather than effective: Modi
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) staff, thanked them for their support during his tenure and wished to make the PMO efficient rather than effective.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One BJP worker shot dead in Bengal
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Amid widespread clashes between Trinamool Congress and BJP workers across West Bengal even after the Lok Sabha elections results were declared, a man said to be a Bharatiya Janata Party supporter was shot dead in Nadia district, police said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
We did what we had to, won't change a thing: Armstrong
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Tainted former American cyclist Lance Armstrong said he would not change the way he acted during his doping ordeal that led to him being stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Don't eat too much potato chips during pregnancy
Sydney, May 25 (IANS) Women should avoid eating too much vegetable oil and potato chips during pregnancy as such a diet may result in an increased risk of pregnancy complications and poor development of the babies, warns a study.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
App to boost physical activity in women shows promise
New York, May 25 (IANS) A mobile phone application designed to boost physical activity for inactive women has shown promise in a trial.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
English medium students beat Gujarati counterparts in 12th boards
Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) Over 73 per cent of around 3,55,560 students cleared the Class 12 general stream examinations conducted this year, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) announced here on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education
Chief Secretary among 16 senior officials transferred in Tripura
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) In a major administrative reshuffle a day after the Lok Sabha election results were announced, the BJP government in Tripura has transferred the Chief Secretary, 11 IAS officers, two IPS officers and two Tripura Civil Service officers, officials said on Saturday.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CrossFit quits Facebook, Instagram citing security concerns
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Citing security concerns, famous fitness and lifestyle programme CrossFit has quit Facebook and Instagram.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Death toll in Quetta mosque blast rises to 4
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) The death toll from an explosion inside a mosque in Pakistan's Quetta city rose to four as an injured person succumbed to his wounds.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
Himachal man with spoons, knife, rod in stomach
Mandi, May 25 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a man in Himachal Pradesh was found with seven spoons, two toothbrushes, two screwdrivers, a metal rod and a knife in his stomach.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Soldier commits suicide in Baramulla
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier shot himself on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police sources said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Anuradha to lead Delhi in sub-junior national hockey c'ship
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Government school Mukhlempur's Anuradha will lead Delhi in the sub-junior girl's hockey nationals at Hissar in Haryana from May 27 to June 7.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Kids of less-educated moms at higher obesity risk
London, May 25 (IANS) Children of poorly-educated mothers face higher risk of obesity than those whose mothers are well-educated, suggests a new study.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rahul offering resignation, incorrect: Congress
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Minutes after reports of Congress President Rahul Gandhi offering his resignation flashed across the media on Saturday, even as the Congress Working Committee meeting was in progress, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala clarified that there was no truth in the matter, and it was incorrect.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Liberals bully Trump supporters, says Kanye West
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West refused to back down on his support for US President Donald Trump in an appearance on popular talk show host David Lettermans new Netflix series.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
4 cheats arrested in Delhi, 148 passports seized
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested four people, including two women, in various cases of cheating. A total of 148 passports and 35 SIM cards were also seized from them.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anil, Tina Ambani meet Rishi Kapoor in New York
New York, May 25 (IANS) Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani visited veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is undergoing medical treatment here since last year.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sanjay remembers father Sunil Dutt on death anniversary
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) On his father Sunil Dutt's 14th death anniversary on Saturday, his son and actor Sanjay Dutt got emotional and posted a black and white photograph of "the pillars of our family".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
N. Korean missile tests violated UN sanctions: US NSA
Tokyo, May 25 (IANS) North Korea's missile launches earlier this month violated UN Security Council resolutions, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Saturday in an apparent change in Washington's stance on the tests.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Spice Girls hit the wrong note on reunion tour
Dublin, May 25 (IANS) The Spice Girls have kicked off their long-awaited reunion tour. But some furious fans complained the sound was so bad they couldn't hear the band and some even walked out after paying 146 pounds for tickets to the first day of their tour.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Ireland,Cinema/Showbiz
Split voting helped BJP improve its tally in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) In a clear departure from voting preferences in previous elections, Odisha has witnessed a split voting this time while selecting their representatives for Lok Sabha and the state Assembly.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Steyn's fitness will decide team composition: du Plessis
Cardiff, May 25 (IANS) It was a cakewalk for South Africa as they registered a 87-run victory against Sri Lanka in a World Cup warm-up game on Friday, but more importantly it was their depth in squad that came to the fore.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019
Saffron is the new colour of politics
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Saffron symbolizes renunciation but it is now becoming the new colour of politics, especially in the Hindi heartland.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US judge blocks funds for Trump border wall plan
Washington, May 25 (IANS) A US federal judge has passed an order temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's plan to build part of a Mexico border wall with funds secured under his national Emergency declaration.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
God has punished Chandrababu Naidu, says Jagan
Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister next week, on Saturday said God has punished TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu for his misdeeds.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Akhilesh asks party men to prepare for 2022 Assembly polls
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Unfazed by the results of the Lok Sabha elections, Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday asked party workers to start preparing for the 2022 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
B-Town celebs wish 'love guru' KJo on 47th birthday
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Celebrities including Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Sunny Leone on Saturday showered love on filmmaker Karan Johar on his 47th birthday by describing him as the "love guru" and "the man who redefined romance in India".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
33% women to enter Lok Sabha from Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Odisha is sending 33 per cent women to the Lok Sabha after the just held general elections. Seven women have been elected from the 21 parliamentary seats in the state.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kohli, Smith, Morgan are top skippers, feels Border
Melbourne, May 25 (IANS) Batting legend Allan Border feels Indias's Virat Kohli, England's Eoin Morgan and Australia's Aaron Finch are the three captains to look out for in the World Cup in England and Wales that starts on May 30.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Thor is Sidharth Malhotra's favourite Avenger
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra says the God of Thunder - Thor - is his favourite Avenger.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Malware designed to steal money from banks grew 60% in Q1
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Revealing a worrying global trend, security researchers have found that malware files designed to steal credentials and money from users' bank accounts rose to around 30,000 in the first quarter of 2019, up from 18,500 in the previous quarter, a growth of over 60 per cent.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Facebook fact-checks fake viral video of US Speaker
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Instead of removing it from the platform, Facebook has decided to show fact-check results of a viral tampered video, slowed down intentionally to show US Speaker Nancy Pelosi talk in a slurred tongue.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
CWC rejects Rahul's offer to quit as Congress chief
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday offered to resign from the post owning moral responsibility of the party's loss in 2019 general elections.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi thanks PMO staff, their families for support
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked the staff of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and their families for supporting him during his tenure in the office and asked them to gear up for the second term.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP MP says he will send Jinnah portrait to Pakistan
Aligarh, May 25 (IANS) Two days after being re-elected as BJP MP, Satish Gautam said that his first priority will be to send the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to Pakistan.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jagan records highest victory margin in Andhra polls
Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is all set to take oath as the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh next week, was elected to the state Assembly with the highest margin of over 90,000 votes while Malladi Vishnu of his party won the election with lowest margin of 25 votes.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Time for constructive politics with focus on states: Stalin
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K.Stalin on Saturday said that those days were over when it was believed that only Hindi-speaking states made India.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
885 mn bank transactions, social security numbers leaked
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. had leaked a whopping 885 million sensitive customer financial records, going back to 2003, on its website for everybody to access.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
What went wrong in Amethi for Congress?
Amethi, May 25 (IANS) What went so horribly wrong for Congress President Rahul Gandhi that he lost from his familys pocket borough Amethi Lok Sabha constituency?
2019-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kamal Nath absent from CWC meet to discuss LS poll rout
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath was conspicously missing from the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held here on Saturday to discuss the reasons for the party's abysmal performance in the 2019 general elections.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: Time for constructive politics with focus on states, says Stalin
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2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Varun Sharma a fan of Nitesh Tiwari's personality
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Actor Varun Sharma is happy to work with director Nitesh Tiwari in "Chhichhore". He says he has become a fan of the filmmaker's personality after having the "pleasure of knowing him".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Conversations with Danny Boyle always insightful: Anil
London, May 25 (IANS) Indian actor Anil Kapoor met British filmmaker Danny Boyle in London where they spoke about "family, friends and the future".
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
25 injured in container explosion in Thailand
Bangkok, May 25 (IANS) An explosion and fire erupted in containers on board of a ship in Thailand's Laem Chabang sea port on Saturday, injuring at least 25, reports said.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple releases system updates for iPhones, MacBooks
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Just weeks after releasing the iOS 12.3 update globally, Apple is rolling out a minor iOS 12.3.1 update with bug fixes along with a supplemental update for macOS 10.14.5.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Indian to head UN peacekeeping in South Sudan
United Nations, May 25 (IANS) The commandant of the Indian Army Infantry School, Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, has been appointed the commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the second biggest peacekeeping operation.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jagan Mohan Reddy elected YSRCP Legislature Party leader
Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) Newly-elected legislators of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday unanimously elected party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy as their leader, paving the way for his swearing-in as the new chief minister of the state.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Incremental reforms a must do for the next government (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
As the new government takes office, it is time to reflect on some of the most critical areas that need attention to boost the investment and business climate in India. While structural reforms around land acquisition and labour laws remain on the top of the agenda, the new government would do well to focus on implementing incremental policy changes and addressing gaps in the various sectors that would significantly boost the investment climate.
2019-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Triumph of the BJP's Hindu nationalist card (Column: Political Circus)
An electoral face-off between a religious/nationalist party and a gaggle of vaguely Left-Liberal outfits is almost always an unequal contest as the scales are invariably tilted in favour of the former.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Punjab CM thanks people for party victory
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Two days after the Lok Sabha elections results, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed his gratitude to the people of the state for reposing faith in the Congress party.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Twitter accounts of anti-Trump activists suspended
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has permanently suspended accounts of two anti-Donald Trump political activists -- Ed and Brian Krassenstein with 925,000 and 700,000 followers, respectively.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ranbir, Alia together in 1st TV ad
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Star couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have come together for the first time in a TV commercial.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Flights cancelled as volcano erupts in Indonesia
Jakarta, May 25 (IANS) More than a dozen flights were cancelled on Indonesia's island of Bali on Saturday due to an ash cloud emitted by a fresh eruption of Mount Agung volcano.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
B-Town celebs express anguish over Surat fire tragedy
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood celebs Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor on Saturday offered condolences to the families of those killed in the Surat fire, terming the tragedy "devastating", "horrible", "unfortunate" and heartbreaking".
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN lauds gender balance in Indian peacekeeping troops
United Nations, May 25 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has praised India for having the highest proportion of women in its contingents to peacekeeping operations and held up its contributions as an example of contributions to UN values.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Malaoya Academy win national finals of kabaddi meet
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Haryana's Malaoya Academy have been crowned champions of the first ever national finals of Red Bull Tashan -- a competitive cross-country Kabaddi tournament for players at grassroots level.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
It's time for BJP government to introduce long-standing structural reforms (Column: Active Voice)
After the BJP won 282 Lok Sabha seats in 2014 - the first time in three decades that a single party was able to gain an absolute majority - it was popularly believed that the unexpectedly strong performance was a one-off affair.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Congress top decision-making body meets to discuss LS rout
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met on Saturday to discuss the reasons for the party's abysmal performance across the country in the 2019 general elections.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Films not my world: 'Free Solo' star
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) For a rock climber, Alex Honnold, whose ascent of Yosemite's towering El Capitan without any ropes, was documented in Oscar-winning documentary "Free Solo", people's recognition for his climb means more than the recognition for the film.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Twitter showing more sponsored ads in users' timeline
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) If you are witnessing more sponsored ads in your Twitter timeline, you are not alone. Twitter is running a test that has increased the number of promoted tweets in users' timelines.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Modi to meet mother on Sunday, visit Varanasi on Monday
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) After the landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his mother in Gujarat tomorrow to seek her blessings for the second term.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dhoni's role behind the stumps critical for skipper Kohli: Tendulkar
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The 2019 edition of the World Cup is now six days away and while India is considered one of the favourites going into the tournament in England and Wales, a lot will depend on how skipper Virat Kohli leads the team in the showpiece event. While pundits questioned his captaincy during the recently concluded Indian Premier League, Kohli has found a backer in none other than Sachin Tendulkar.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
'Game Over' is very special: Taapsee Pannu
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu says her upcoming multi-lingual thriller "Game Over" is a very special film as it hasn't been shot in region specific way.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Unpredictable Pak aim to do a CT encore at WC (SWOT)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Another ICC event around the corner, another Pakistan team going into it with an abysmal record. And the latest? They have been beaten by Afghanistan on Friday in their warm-up game.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
My endgoal is to be better actor: Mithila Palkar
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) There's an intrinsic verve that Mithila Palkar brings alive with 'little things' she does when she faces the camera. The actress, who will soon be seen in "Chopsticks", says she is focussed on being a better artiste everyday, rather than chasing the stardom that entices many into the world of showbiz.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
WhatsApp confirms Status Ads coming in 2020
San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Ads are coming to WhatsApp, finally, and the intrusion into the popular ad-free mobile messaging platform would begin from Status page.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
Yet again, Delhi elects only one woman to LS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Once again, Delhi has elected only one woman to enter the Lok Sabha, keeping with a sort of pattern.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump dodges Congress in arms sale to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump bypassed Congress to approve the sale of $8.1 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
I used sun screen, zip, mints while bowling: Panesar
London, May 25 (IANS) Former England spinner Monty Panesar made shocking revelations about ball tampering, saying he would use sun screen, mints and also the zip of his trouser to make the ball reverse swing.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Surat fire toll rises to 23, two students on ventilator
Surat, May 25 (IANS) The death toll in the Friday's devastating blaze in Surat rose to 23 by Saturday, even as seven students battled for survival in hospitals, officials said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
29 die in disturbance at Venezuelan jail
Caracas, May 25 (IANS) Twenty nine prisoners were killed and 19 police injured in a disturbance at a pre-trial detention facility in the central state of Portuguesa, media reports said.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Venezuela,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghans ring warning bell, but will Pak repeat history
Bristol, May 25 (IANS) When Afghanistan got past Pakistan by three wickets on Friday, it looked like an upset. But come the World Cup, this could be the norm when the ever diminishing fine line between minnows and heavyweights could further whittle down.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
Restrictions to continue in Srinagar and other places
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) Protests in the wake of the killing of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind outfit's chief commander Zakir Musa, forced authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to continue preventive restrictions in the Kashmir Valley.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
BJP only party in Rajasthan to clean sweep LS polls 2nd time in a row
Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) The historical victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party has broken many record in Rajasthan politics apart from creating the new one as the party has emerged as the only one in state to make a clean sweep for a second time in a row in the last 67 years.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Modi's Himalayan warning: A surgical strike now on greenhouse gases? (Comment)
Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Kedarnath temple and his meditation at 12,000 ft above sea level in the Garhwal Himalayas was an extraordinary event. It will probably go down in history as the highest level of meditation ever performed by any head of government.
2019-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
India and other team's chances at the World Cup (Column: Close-in)
The two most difficult jobs in India are that of the Prime Minister and the Indian cricket team captain.
2019-05-25
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Landslides force Jammu-Srinagar highway to close
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Saturday following landslides in Ramban district, traffic department officials said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
The Unifier-III: Hindu Hriday Samrat Modi (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) PM Modi's populist development model working well in conjunction with Hindutva Plus sits well with the sequential progression that India's body politic seems to be taking. For politicians from the Samajwadi Party and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, the Muslim vote bank is vital and they are refusing to cut the umbilical cord. Congress strategists have come to the conclusion that the Hindu vote is aggregating behind PM Modi. We saw that first in the May 2014 hustings and then saw it again in Assam, thrice in UP and most recently in Bengal. The bastion of Bengal has been breached.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
N-E India sends 3 women to Lok Sabha, one more than 2014
Agartala/Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) North-east India, comprising eight states, is sending three women to the Lok Sabha -- one more than the 2014 general election. Of the three women, elected for the 17th Lok Sabha, two are new faces and belong to the BJP: Queen Oja (from Guwahati parliamentary seat) and Pratima Bhowmik (Tripura West).
2019-05-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Saffron grip spreads across Karnataka on Modi wave
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Riding on the popularity wave of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spread its saffron colour across Karnataka, winning a record 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections, held in two phases on April 18 and April 23 for 14 constituencies each.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Survivor Naveen Patnaik weathers many storms in two-decade rule
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Naveen Patnaik may be the most inaccessible Chief Minister in the history of Odisha but he continues to be the darling of the masses as he is all set to rule the state for a fifth consecutive term having won a thumping majority.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
US dollar declines as trade fears linger
New York, May 25 (IANS) The US dollar declined on Friday as investors monitored global trade prospects and digested the manufacturing data.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
US stocks rise amid trade hopes
New York, May 25 (IANS) US stocks closed higher on Friday, regaining some of the ground it lost in a rout in the previous session, as Wall Street reignited hopes for de-escalation of global trade tensions.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Archeologists unearth marble goddess head in Rome
Rome, May 25 (IANS) Italian archeologists have unearthed a white marble head, possibly of a goddess, dating back to the Imperial Age, the Superintendence of Cultural and Archeological Heritage of Rome announced on Friday.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Italy,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
At least 8 injured in explosion in French city
Paris, May 25 (IANS) An explosion of a parcel bomb wounded at least eight people in the central French city of Lyon on Friday afternoon, regional authorities said.
2019-05-25
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
US will send 1,500 more troops to Middle East: Trump
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country will send about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East amid escalating tension with Iran.
2019-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mamata calls meeting to find out reason for LS setbacks
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) With her party seemingly rattled after the Lok Sabha setback, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has convened an emergent meeting on Saturday afternoon at her Kalighat residence in South Kolkata to review the results and come up with a road map for a turnaround ahead of the Assembly polls.
2019-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gangster involved in Dwarka Mod shooting held
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A 20-year-old gangster who was allegedly involved in the gangwar occurred at Dwarka Mod in which two rival gang members were shot dead last week, was arrested on Friday from Bawana road, a police officer said.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Devastating fire in Surat building claims 20 lives (Third Lead)
Surat, May 25 (IANS) With the fire brigade personnel pulling out more bodies from the charred remains of a coaching centre in a Surat building which caught a major fire on Friday, the death toll in the tragic incident rose to 20, while 16 other students were injured.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump calls up Modi, to meet at G-20 summit
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his election victory and the two leader agreed to meet at the upcoming G-20 summit in Japan.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Will start shooting of film under my production house by this year: Katrina Kaif
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film 'Bharat', hopes that she will start shooting of the film under her production house by this year.
2019-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Didn't panic, says girl student saved from burning Surat building
Surat, May 24 (IANS) Amidst the chaos on the top floor and especially the room where children were confined in a burning building in Gujarat's Surat, a class 10 girl student showed presence of mind in calmly following her teacher to safety, while helping another student.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Trinamool trails in postal votes in 40 Bengal LS seats
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Amid a saffron surge in West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress may have managed to keep itself afloat in the overall tally by winning 22 of the state's 42 seats, but its calculations went haywire in the postal ballot section where it trailed behind its opponents in 40 constituencies.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Telangana extends school holidays due to heat wave
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) With no letup in heat wave conditions in Telangana, the state government on Friday decided to extend summer holidays for schools till June 11.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Gayatri, other top seeds reach Jr. badminton quarters
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Top seed P. Gayatri Gopichand of Telangana faced her first tough fight in the Microplex Global and Yonex Sunrise All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament before prevailing 2-0 and entering the quarter-finals here on Friday night.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Jagan Reddy to meet KCR on Saturday
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to take oath as new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh next week, will call on Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao here on Saturday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Singur farmers protest, demand industries on their land
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) A section of farmers in West Bengal's Singur, which had witnessed a violent anti-land acquisition stir over a decade back, staged a protest demonstration on Friday demanding industries be set up on their land which still lies barren.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Bengal witnesses violence post result declaration
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Clashes between activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party and other incidents of violence were reported from Bankura, Cooch Behar and other districts in West Bengal, police said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Protection from Arrest: SC grants relief to BJP leader, but not to ex-Kolkata CP
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Two different benches of the Supreme Court on Friday made parallel observations on a common issue concerning non-functioning of courts in West Bengal due to lawyers' strike.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fly on the wall: Likely candidates in next NaMo cabinet
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The NDA's landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections has put the spotlight on the next big headline: the men and women who will be in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal to face by-elections in two Assembly seats
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Two seats in the Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly will face by-election as two legislators have been elected to the Lok Sabha.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Time for 'token action' over, say Congress leaders after poll debacle
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Congress needs "meaningful and difficult decisions" to chart its future course in view of its second successive debacle in the Lok Sabha elections with questions now being raised about leadership of party chief Rahul Gandhi and the strategy to take on the BJP juggernaut.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's forex reserve declines by over $2 billion
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves declined by $2.057 billion during the week ended May 17, official data showed on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RBI to inject durable liquidity worth Rs 15,000 cr
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) To ease liquidity concerns, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said that it will inject Rs 15,000 crore through open market operations (OMOs) on June 13.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jaitley may fly to London for treatment in June second week
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Arun Jaitley, finance minister in the outgoing NDA government, may need to go to London for further treatment for an undisclosed illness and is now nearly ruled out for any official engagement in the next government, sources said.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NGT: Pollution panels to inspect banquet halls in west Delhi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal recently ordered a joint inspection of banquet halls in west Delhi by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on various clearances.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
DRDO successfully test-fires guided bomb from Sukhoi fighter
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from the IAF's frontline Su-30 MKI fighter at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Juvenile held for killing TikTok celebrity in Delhi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday arrested a juvenile for his involvement in the killing of TikTok celebrity and gym trainer Mohit Mor.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 members of family in south Delhi drugged by servant
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Four members of a family were allegedly drugged by their servant in south Delhi's South Extension area.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Creativity takes on new dimensions at this exhibition
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Big-ticket artists get their fair share of praise, but an ongoing exhibition here is proof enough that Indian art students are no less creative.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
EPFO subscription shows 1.37 crore formal sector jobs created in FY19
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Around 1.37 crore jobs were created in the formal sector during the financial year 2018-19, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Final tally: BJP registers a thumping victory with 303 seats
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With the completion of counting for the general election on Friday, the final tally of Bharatiya Janata Party settled at 303 seats. According to the data released by the Election Commission on Friday evening, the saffron surge took a leap from its 282 seats in 2014.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Four Goan politicians who lost the most on May 23
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) The outcome of Goa's two Lok Sabha seats and four assembly bypolls were not in character with the saffron sweep across the country, but the results appear to have put the immediate and heightened aspirations of four key state politicians to rest.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
RBI proposes to introduce LCR norm for NBFC sector
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to introduce "Liquidity Coverage Ratio" (LCR) for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) with an asset size of Rs 5,000 crore and above.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Protection from Arrest: SC grants relief to BJP leader, but not to ex-Kolkata CP
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Two different benches of the Supreme Court on Friday made parallel observations on a common issue concerning non-functioning of courts in West Bengal due to lawyers' strike.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Modi meets officials and staff of PMO
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Acknowledging the contribution of each and every member of his team for the BJP's resounding success in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the last five years have been a learning experience as he met and greeted the officials and staff of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) at the South Block.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After polls these stocks recommended
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The markets witnessed a rally on Thursday and are expected to perform well in the near term, brokers have said.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
May quits, new British PM likely by end of July
London, May 24 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced that she would quit as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party on June 7, paving the way for a leadership battle for the next Prime Minister's post.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Despite defeat, Congress vote share goes up in Bhopal
Bhopal, May 24 (IANS) Bhopal Lok Sabha seat continues to be in focus even after the election process is over. The humiliating defeat of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh (Congress) at the hands of political rookie Sadhvi Pragya Thakur (BJP) is a case study for those assessing the voting pattern in the constituency's assembly segments.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India Open: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal win gold
Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) was crowned champion in the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
EU's Juncker, Tusk congratulate Modi on poll win
Brussels, May 24 (IANS) President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his election victory, a European Union (EU) spokesperson said here Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Infosys takes over Dutch bank arm with majority stake
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Friday said it has completed the acquisition of majority (75 per cent) equity stake in the Stater N.V. subsidiary of the Netherlands-based ABN AMRO Bank.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
'Rahul to re-contest from Amethi in 2024'
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Though he was defeated on home turf Amethi to BJP's Smriti Irani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will again contest from the seat in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, a party leader said.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
What foreign media said about Modi's victory
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) As India gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi a historic mandate with the ruling BJP returning to power in the Lok Sabha, here's how the foreign media covered Modi's victory.
2019-05-24
Category: International, India,Media,Politics
RBI's booster dose expected; target 150-200 bps cut in FY20
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Further monetary policy easing is expected as the economy struggles with a demand downturn, liquidity constraint and a high finance cost, sources said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Heavyweights, prominent names across parties lose in Bengal
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Prominent political figures including a state minister, a former union minister, sitting MPs, as also stars from other fields across various parties fell by the wayside in the Lok Sabha polls, that produced a number of upsets in West Bengal.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
17th Lok Sabha gets 11 women MPs from Bengal, 3 less than 2014
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) As many as 11 women candidates from West Bengal emerged victorious in the Lok Sabha elections, three less than the last general elections in 2014.
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Market volatility index drops by another 15%
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The volatility index or the 'India VIX' cooled by another 15 per cent on Friday after the decisive victory in the general elections for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) brought cheer to investors.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Vasundhara Raje trying to mend ties with BJP leadership'
Jaipur, May 24 (IANS) Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is going all out in trying to mend her fractured relations with the BJP's central leadership for a two-fold reason - a position for her son in the new Narendra Modi ministry and a senior rank for herself in the state unit, say party sources.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
BJP, Congress claim they alone can take on TRS in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Buoyed by their impressive gains in the Lok Sabha polls in Telangana, both the BJP and Congress claimed on Friday that they alone can take on the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and emerge as its alternative.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP-IPFT alliance to remain despite junior ally's separate contest in LS polls: Tripura CM
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that despite the BJP's junior electoral partner IPFT contesting the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls separately, their alliance in the state would continue as it was.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Indian elections 'an inspiration to democracies': US
New York, May 24 (IANS) The Indian parliamentary election is "an inspiration to democracies and individuals around the world", State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Record 8 women from Maharashtra to grace 17th Lok Sabha
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) For the first time, the 17th Lok Sabha will have a record 8 lady members from various parties in Maharashtra, in an indicator of growing women's empowerment.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
IMW looks like a weathered TV show (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "India's Most Wanted"; Director: Raj Kumar Gupta; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma, Gaurav Mishra, Prasanth and Aasif Khan; Rating: **
2019-05-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
No alliance for Assembly elections in Delhi: AAP
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A day after being routed in the Lok Sabha contest, Delhi's ruling AAP on Friday said there is no alternative to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi and said the party will win the Assembly elections due in February without any alliance.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gehlot, Pilot in Delhi amid demand for leadership change in Rajasthan Congress
Jaipur, May 24 (IANS) Amid speculation over change in Rajasthan Congress leadership, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot are camping in Delhi since Thursday ostensibly to brief the party leadership about the factors leading to the party's wipe-out in the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Modi, Rahul express condolences for Surat fire tragedy
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condoled the fire tragedy in Gujarat's Surat which killed at least 15 students and left several others injured.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre extends ban on JMB, its arms for five years
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Centre has extended for five years the ban on terrorist organisation Jamaat-ul-Mijahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and its manifestations for role in various terror activities in India, according to a Home Ministry notification issued here on Thursday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
It's all about heritage for Indian travellers
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) What do Indian travellers look for while picking a holiday destination? As many as 88 per cent of Indians are more likely to travel to a heritage place, according to a survey.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trinamool suspends Mukul Roy's son for six years
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) A day after suffering reverses in the Lok Sabha battle, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday suspended its MLA and BJP leader Mukul Roy's son Shubhrangshu Roy for six years alleging that he was "demeaning the party".
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Congress turncoats, local leaders played spoilsport for Rahul in Amethi
Amethi, May 24 (IANS) A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi lost in his home turf of Amethi against Union Minister and BJP candidate Smriti Irani, local people blamed the party's turncoats and local leaders for the rout.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
AAP's Delhi vote share at 18% in 2019 from 33% in 2014
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The vote share of Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the 2019 general elections has shrunk to just 18 per cent, from 32.90 per cent in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, with the party slipping to the third position in five of the seven constituencies and three of its candidates losing their deposits as well.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kendall dons outfit similar to Deepika's Cannes look
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The voluminous neon green ensemble that actress Deepika Padukone wore at the Cannes Film Festival this year has found a fan in international reality TV star Kendall Jenner, who wore a pink version of a similar dress.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Trinamool suspends Mukul Roy's son for six years
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday suspended party legislator Shubhrangshu Roy, son of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy, for six years alleging that he was "demeaning the party".
2019-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ditch the difficult diet for healthy living
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Fitness is very important. But any drastic change you make in your lifestyle will not be sustainable.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Four new Supreme Court judges sworn in
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Four new judges were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi at the Supreme Court on Friday, two of whom will go on to be the Chief Justices of India following the order of seniority.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mira is a hands-on mother: Ishaan Khatter
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Ishaan Khatter says his brother and actor Shahid Kapoor's wife Mira is a hands-on mother.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
The 'Jacks' who slayed the giants in Maharashtra polls
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Lok Sabha election results saw the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) return to power at the Centre with a brutal majority, erasing the Opposition parties from many parts of the country.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Mewati gang busted by Gurugram police
Gurugram, May 24 (IANS) Gurugram police arrested seven persons, including the kingpin of a Mewati gang responsible for looting trucks and dumping their drivers and cleaners in the forests of Aravalli.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maharashtra Khalistani group's link to Cyprus found: NIA investigation (IANS Special)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Probing the case of "pro-Khalistani" group unearthed in Maharashtra last year, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found its links to the European island nation of Cyprus.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
PM meets President, tenders resignation of Council of Ministers
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday and tendered resignation of the entire Council of Ministers, a mere formality before he is sworn-in for the next term.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will Riyaz Naikoo fill void created by Zakir Musa's killing?
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Riyaz Naikoo, 33, who carries a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head, now replaces Zakir Musa as the most wanted militant commander in the Kashmir Valley after Musa was killed by security forces on Thursday.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Yet another case of gang war Delhi
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a suspected case of yet another gang war in the capital on Thursday night, half-a-dozen men fired at a man allegedly belonging to a rival gang.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook to launch its cryptocurrency next year: Report
London, May 24 (IANS) Facebook, which owns WhatsApp and Instagram, is gearing up to launch its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Devastating fire in Surat building kills 17 students
Surat, May 24 (IANS) A devastating fire engulfed a coaching centre in a Surat building in Gujarat on Friday, killing 17 students.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Shantanu Maheshwari found smoking cigarettes tough
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Shantanu Maheshwari, who had to smoke cigarettes for a few scenes of his new show, found smoking quite tough.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Salman Khan gets emotional about Laxmikant Berde
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has worked with Laxmikant Berde a number of times. He says the late actor was one of the biggest reasons for the success of their 1989 film "Maine Pyar Kiya".
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Marcello Lippi returns as China national team coach
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Italy's Marcello Lippi has been re-appointed head coach of the Chinese national football team, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on Friday.
2019-05-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Champions League final to generate 123 million euros
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) The UEFA Champions League final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid will generate an economic impact of 123 million euros ($137 million), of which at least 66 million will be invested in the Spanish capital across sectors like leisure, accommodation, gastronomy and souvenirs, according to a tourism official.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Care for your hair with aloe vera, coconut oil
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The combination of heat, humidity and pollution can take a toll on your hair. But you can care well for it with the combined goodness of aloe vera and coconut oil, suggest experts.
2019-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion