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Rs 60 lakh unaccounted cash seized in Kolkata, 1 held
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Kolkata Police on Monday seized unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 60 lakh and arrested one person in this connection, a senior officer said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
Salvini spurns Saudi offer to partner Milan's La Scala
Milan, March 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Monday slammed an offer by Saudi Arabia to invest 15 million euros in Milan's world-famous La Scala opera house as part of a five-year partnership deal.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Adityanath to take on SP-BSP combine from near Deoband
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's announcement of state BJP beginning its Lok Sabha campaign from Shakumbhari Temple in Saharanpur district is being seen as a move to counter the SP-BSP-RLD alliance's campaign from Deoband in the same district.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No Holi for Vrindavan widows mourning Parrikar's death
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Hundreds of widows in Vrindavan on Monday decided not to celebrate Holi this time to mourn the sad demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Azamgarh boy selected for Lindau Nobel laureate meet
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Azamgarh-born Mohammad Adnan, a Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D), has been selected to take part in the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Science/Tech,Technology
Civil society campaign to highlight govt's failures
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Several civil society organisations have come together on one platform to launch a nationwide campaign highlighting failures of the ruling BJP-led NDA government ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Italy to host radicalisation conference in May
Rome, March 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy will hold an "unprecedented" counter-terrorism conference in May on radicalisation that will be attended by representatives from the world's top intelligence agencies, Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
LF to wait a day for Congress on Bengal seat-sharing
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) A day after the Congress declared it would contest all 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal as seat-adjustment talks with the Left had failed, the Left Front on Monday said it was still hopeful of a Congress rethink and would wait for a day before announcing its final list of candidates.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
GST to spur assessee base by 80%: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government has introduced the much-needed second generation reforms with several game-changing decisions over the last five years, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday, cheering the GST introduction, saying it will increase the assessee base in the first twenty-one months of its implementation by almost eighty percent.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Advani, Mehta to clash in CCI snooker meet final
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Star cueists Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta stormed into the final of the CCI All-India Open Snooker Championship here on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Miwaiz ready for NIA questioning, but in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq is ready to cooperate with the National Investigation Agency but wants that he be questioned by the agency here, a Hurriyat spokesman said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India, Maldives vow to combat terror, support each other
Male, March 18 (IANS) India and the Maldives have reiterated support for each other in a number of areas of mutual interests including combating terrorism, while Maldives vowed to remain "sensitive" towards Indias strategic interests in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
2019-03-18
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rammed by car, run over by truck - 3 killed in Delhi
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Three persons were killed while two others were injured early on Monday after a speeding truck hit them, a few minutes after they met with another accident when a car rammed their auto-rickshaw, a police officer said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anil thanks Mukesh, Nita as RCOM's dues to Ericsson cleared
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Anil D. Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Communications, has thanked Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani for their support regarding payment of dues to Ericsson as all the RCOM's outstanding to the Swedish company stand cleared.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
NCERT books piracy syndicate busted, one held
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) With the arrest of a printing press owner, the Delhi Police claim to have busted a syndicate involved in pirating (printing and circulating) books of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), said a police officer here on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
NPP kicks off Lok Sabha poll campaign in Meghalaya
Adokgre (Meghalaya), March 18 (IANS) The National People's Party (NPP) on Monday kicked off its campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Meghalaya.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Priyanka's boat journey politically symbolic, not tweets
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi's journey on the Ganga on a boat is marked by religious and political symbolism to counter the BJP's Hindutva thrust ahead of Lok Sabha elections but her tweets so far have been apolitical.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Goa CM swearing-in called off, says Deputy Speaker
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) In a new twist, Goa's Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo on Monday said that the swearing-in of the new Chief Minister, which was scheduled to be held at 11 pm at the Raj Bhavan, has been called off.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
CEO office is Bengal seizes over Rs 54 lakh
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Police and Election Commission officials have seized an amount of over Rs 54 lakh from four individuals in West Bengal's Alipurduar district, an official said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Owaisi has assets worth over Rs 13 crore, no car
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi, who filed his nomination for Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency on Monday, declared assets worth over Rs 13 crore but he owns no vehicle.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
UK court issues warrant against Nirav Modi (2nd lead)
London/New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A UK court has issued an arrest warrant against fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case, confirmed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
L&T buys Siddhartha's 20.4% stake in Mindtree
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Diversified conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday took its first step to acquire Mindtree by buying V.G. Siddhartha's 20.4 per cent stake in the the mid-tier IT services company for approximately Rs 3,300 crore.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress restores poll coordination panel in Haryana
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Congress on Monday reinstated its election coordination committee for Haryana, days after it was withdrawn shortly after being made public.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress may field Jyotiraditya's wife in LS polls
Bhopal, March 18 (IANS) The Congress leadership wants to field former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia's wife Priyadarshini in the upcoming Lok Sabha election, party sources said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019
India to provide humanitarian assistance to Mozambique
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India will be providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) to Mozambique that was hit by a severe cyclone, causing loss of lide and property, the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
East Bengal ready to take part in Super Cup, ISL
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) East Bengal's executive committee said here on Monday it will request Quess Corp chairman Ajit Issac to ensure the club's participation in the Super Cup and the Indian Super League (ISL).
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports
Priyanka: Aim of Congress, SP-BSP is to defeat BJP
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said on Monday her partys aim was to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and also that of the SP-BSP combine, and added the Congress had no qualms about forging an alliance with "anyone".
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
RCom, RJio terminate pacts for sale of assets
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Reliance Communications (RCom) and Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio) on Monday announced termination of asset sale agreements with mutual consent.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Army pays tribute to soldier killed on LoC
Jammu, March 18 (IANS) The Army on Monday paid tribute to the soldier killed in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir' s Sunderbani sector.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Jet passengers stranded at Abu Dhabi as airtline cancels flights
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Passengers have been stranded at Abu Dhabi airport, finding it tough to return over the sudden cancellation of flights by Jet Airways.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Act against Modi for 'chowkidar' campaign, Congress tells EC
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Monday urged the Election Commission of India to act against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Bharatiya Janata Party's latest campaign, 'Main Bhi Chowkidar', an office-bearer said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Opposition unity in polls a 'delusion': Chirag Paswan
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Taking a dig at opposition unity for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan on Monday said many opposition parties were not ready to go with the Congress and the 'Mahagathbandhan' (Grand Alliance) was a "delusion".
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
6 rescued from sinking vessel, Kolkata man missing
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard on Monday rescued six sailors from a tugboat, 'Revti' after it capsized in the Arabian Sea off Worli, here on Monday, officials said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul vows to end angel tax on startup investments
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Monday if his party is voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections, it will do away with the angel tax levied on investments in startups, terming it a "counter" to the philosophy of startups.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Business/Economy
UK court issues arrest warrant against Nirav Modi
London/New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A court in London has issued an arrest warrant against fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused in the Rs 12,700 crore bank, confirmed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP meet at Rupani's house poll code violation: Congress
Gandhinagar, March 18 (IANS) The Congress has complained to the Election Commission that the ruling BJP was violating the model code of conduct by convening poll-related meetings at Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's official residence here since the last two days.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Muthoot Capital inks Rs 236 cr securitisation deal
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Muthoot Capital Services Ltd (MCSL), the non-banking finance company (NBFC), here on Monday announced conclusion of a Rs 236 crore two-wheeler securitisation deal with HDFC Mutual Fund (HDFC-MF).
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Left refused 'open-alliance': Bengal Congress
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Abdul Mannan on Monday said seat adjustment talks with the Left Front in West Bengal have collapsed due to the Left parties' refusal to hold an "open alliance" with them.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
New Goa CM to be sworn in at 11 pm: Official
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa's new Chief Minister will be sworn in at the Raj Bhavan at 11 pm, a state government statement said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Narcotic drugs worth $1 mn seized in Myanmar
Yangon, March 18 (IANS) Myanmar authorities seized narcotic drugs valued at 2.56 billion kyats ($1.69 million) in Mandalay region, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan airspace closure hits international flights
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The closure of Pakistan's airspace, since the Indian Air Force (IAF) strikes in Balakot on February 26, has affected international flights to and from India over the last 20 days, with Air India being a major victim.
2019-03-18
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
Gunman kills 3 in attack on tram in Dutch city (3rd Lead)
Utrecht (Netherlands), March 18 (IANS) A gunman killed three people and injured nine when he opened fire aboard a tram in a square to the west of the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday in what authorities described as a possible terror attack, officials said.
2019-03-18
Category: International, South Africa,Terrorism
Prajnesh jumps to career-high ranking of 84
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) In-form tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran on Monday jumped to a career-high rank of 84 after his stellar show at the Indian Wells.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
After Parrikar, Goa politics entering new, shaky era
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa stands on the verge of a new but possibly shaky political era, with its tallest leader and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar cremated with full military and state honours on Monday and the BJP identifying his replacement in Pramod Sawant.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Alcohol disguised as coconut milk seized
Sofia, March 18 (IANS) Bulgarian customs at the Danube Bridge checkpoint at the border with Romania have seized 7,200 liters of alcohol, declared and packed as coconut milk, officials said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Bulgaria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 shot dead in Bangladesh poll violence
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) At least six persons, including four law enforcers and an election official, were shot dead and 16 others injured in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill tract on Monday, a police officer told Xinhua news agency.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
J&K politicians indulge in 'freestyle wresting' (Dangal 2019)
Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) Political temperatures have steadily risen in Jammu and Kashmir and rival parties are now engaged in a no-holds-barred battle to score brownie points against one another to win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Kashmir,Politics
L&T may soon finalise hostile bid for Mindtree
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Diversified conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) may checkmate Mindtree founders by proceeding ahead with its hostile bid to acquire the mid-tier IT Services company as early as Monday evening or early next day.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BJP's Rawat may take on Khanduri Jr in Pauri-Garhwal
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) The filing of the nomination papers for the April 11 Lok Sabha elections in Uttarakhand began on Monday, but no one filed their papers.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
How exit pollsters fared in 2014 Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The hits and misses of exit poll results over the past few years tell us that it's better to take these surveys with a pinch of salt. For more often than not, the predictions of even the most meticulous of pollsters are likely to wobble when confronted with the actual choice made by the ever-unpredictable voter.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Indian Army accepts AGIF exposure to toxic IL&FS bonds (IANS EXCLUSIVE)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Army which was in denial over ex-servicemen or welfare fund having any exposure to the toxic IL&FS bonds, as reiterated by IANS, has finally accepted that India's only independent news wire was right in its analysis.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Chowkidars are for rich, Priyanka taunts Modi
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Monday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying 'chowkidars' were meant to protect the rich, as she launched a Prayagraj-Varanasi boat ride on the Ganga as part of the Lok Sabha election campaign.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
London court issues arrest warrant against Nirav Modi
London/New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A court in London has issued an arrest warrant against fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is accused of bank fraud by the Indian government.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
BJP, alliance partners will stake claim soon: Shah
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) The BJP along with its alliance partners will shortly stake claim to form a government in Goa, BJP President Amit Shah said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Youth gunned down in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen on Monday shot dead a youth in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
NC politics hostage to cricket scam, alleges PDP
Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the politics of their rival National Conference (NC) was hostage to its Chief Farooq Abdullah's alleged involvement in a cricket scam.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No threat to India-Pakistan WC clash, says ICC CEO
Karachi, March 18 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dave Richardson on Monday declined any threat to the India-Pakistan World Cup match, saying both the teams were bound by an agreement. India are scheduled to take on Pakistan in a group game in Manchester on June 16.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
IT sleuths at Mumbai airports to check cash smuggling (Lead correcting para 2)
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) In a new move, the Income Tax Department has deployed the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at Mumbai airports to detect any cash 'smuggling' during the ongoing election season, a top official said here on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Woman fashion designer foils robbery bid in Delhi
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A woman fashion designer was injured and nearly run over by moving vehicles after she fell off a running auto-rickshaw while fighting two bike-borne snatchers in east Delhi, the Police said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Have to discover many more images: Akshay Kumar
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) From being an action hero to comedy king and now as Bollyood's poster boy of patriotism, actor Akshay Kumar says he has still many more areas to explore.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
IT sleuths at Mumbai airports to check cash smuggling
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) In a new move, the Income Tax Department has deployed the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at Mumbai airports to detect any cash 'smuggling' during the ongoing election season, a top official said here on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019
High-end fashion trumps jewellery spending in 2018
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Affluent Indians' spending on high-end fashion and electronics has grown, and even surpassed jewellery spends, finds a report.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
BJP Ministers, MLAs denied ticket for Assembly polls
Itanagar, March 18 (IANS) All seems to be not well in the Arunachal Pradesh BJP, just ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Concerns over data credibility baseless: CAs
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Chartered accountants (CAs) across the country on Monday termed the concerns of economists and statisticians over India's data integrity and transparency baseless and debunked the allegation that the government was fudging official data.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Jana Sena announces candidates for 5 more LS seats
Amaravati, March 18 (IANS) Actor Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena on Monday announced candidates for four more Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh and one in Telangana. It also declared 32 more candidates for the Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pakistan bourses yet to recoup from Pulwama tension
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) In the past two months, while the benchmark Indian indices have gained over 1,500 points and are inching close to fresh highs, Pakistan's Karachi stock exchange, smaller in size, has shed over 1,000 points.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Apple unveils iPad Air, mini in surprise move
San Francisco, March 18 (IANS) In a surprise move ahead of its expected launch of a video streaming service next week, Apple on Monday introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
142 percent jump in assets of 153 MPs - 2009 to 2014
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The average assets of 153 MPs who were re-elected in 2014 grew by 142 percent, averaging Rs 13.32 crore per MP, with Shatrughan Sinha, Pinaki Mishra and Supriya Sule sharing the top honours.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Namibia name squad, new captain for WC League
Windhoek, March 18 (IANS) Namibia's senior men's cricket team will be led by new captain Gerhard 'Merwe' Erasmus when they start their ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 quest in the World Cricket League Division 2 (WCL2) tournament, slated for April.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Namibia,Sports,Cricket
Wistron not to make high-end iPhones in India
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) All eyes are on Apple how the tech giant is planning to turn around its India story and a lot depends on how it will strategise local assembly and manufacturing of iPhones in a country where over 450 million people now use smartphones.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Congress not serious about Delhi: AAP leader
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Insisting that it was too late for an alliance in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday said it had waited long "enough" for the Congress and now there was no question of taking back its candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Enough evidence against Mirwaiz, others in terror funding case: NIA
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Letterheads of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jammat-ud-Dawa, Hizbul Mujahideen and other terrorist organisations are among various "significant evidences" that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) says are enough to book top separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in its ongoing probe in the J&K terror funding case.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Telecom Secy meets TRAI Chairman over industry issues
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Monday met TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma and is believed to have discussed the industry's health issues which have caused concern among operators as the government gears up for the spectrum auction.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Maoists kill CRPF trooper, injured five
Raipur, March 18 (IANS) A CRPF Head Constable was killed and five other troopers were injured on Monday when Maoists exploded an IED (improvised explosive device) and opened fire in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh, officials said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mumbai Metro launches 2-in-1 travel smart card
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) The Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.'s Mumbai Metro One on Monday launched a 2-in-1 travel card in collaboration with TMW Fintech Pvt. Ltd. and the Federal Bank, an official said here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi pro-rich, says Priyanka on Ganga ride (3rd Lead)
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday launched her three-day Prayagraj-Varanasi boat ride on the Ganga river as part of the Lok Sabha election campaign, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being a friend of industrialists.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UEFA opens disciplinary action against Ronaldo
Madrid, March 18 (IANS) The UEFA on Monday started disciplinary action against Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for the celebration gesture following his team's 3-0 defeat of Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 in Turin, Italy.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pramod Sawant to be new Goa CM
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Pandurang Sawant will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of a BJP-led coalition government on Monday evening by Governor Mridula Sinha, a senior BJP leader said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
New MNP price regime in April: Trai chairman
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with a new price regime for mobile number portability (MNP) in April, TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
East Bengal has three entities: CEO Sen
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The rift in East Bengal is getting wider by the day. Things took an ugly turn on Monday when Quess East Bengal CEO Sanjit Sen said that one needs to understand that there are three factions in the club - investing company Quess, Quess East Bengal, the faction looking into club activities, and its executive committee.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Pramod Sawant to be new Goa CM
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Pandurang Sawant will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of a BJP-led coalition government on Monday evening by Governor Mridula Sinha, a senior BJP leader said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
NCLAT blow to Ruias, Essar Steel to go to ArcelorMittal
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) In a big blow to the promoters of debt-ridden Essar Steel, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Monday approved a Rs 42,000 crore takeover bid for the insolvent firm by the world's largest steel maker ArcelorMittal.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Conditional ban on Pakistan will not work: Gambhir
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Sharing his views on the demand to boycott Pakistan in the upcoming 2019 World Cup in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Monday said a conditional ban on the neighbouring country will not work.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bihar Grand Alliance deadlock over seats continues
Patna, March 18 (IANS) The deadlock over seat sharing in the "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance) in Bihar continued on Monday and it is unlikely to resolve in the next 24 hours.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Hardik Patel wants to contest from Jamnagar
Gandhinagar, March 18 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who has joined the Congress, has shown a desire to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Jamnagar seat in Gujarat and asked the party high command to field him there.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kuldeep knows when to play & when to rest: Chawla
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Senior spinner Piyush Chawla on Monday said his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) teammate and India leggie Kuldeep Yadav knows how to manage his workload during the Indian Premier League (IPL) keeping in mind the World Cup.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Apple launches iPad Air, mini ahead of mega event
San Francisco, March 18 (IANS) In a surprise move ahead of its expected launch of a video streaming service next week, Apple on Monday introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Notification for 91 LS seats in first phase issued
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Election Commission, here on Monday, issued notification for the first phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections, kicking off the process of filing of nominations for 91 constituencies across 20 states and Union Territories.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Six CRPF personnel injured in Maoist attack
Raipur, March 18 (IANS) Six CRPF troopers were injured on Monday when Maoists exploded an IED (improvised explosive device) and opened fire in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh, officials said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rahul takes dig at Modi in Karnataka (Dangal 2019)
Kalaburagi (Karnataka), March 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the "chowkidar" (watchman) was protecting the interests of tycoons Anil Ambani and Gautam Adani.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CBI nabs provident fund officer for graft
Nagpur, March 18 (IANS) An enforcement officer of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) here was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a complainant, a Central Bureau of Investigation official said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'The Least of These...' is about tolerance: Sharman
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Actor Sharman Joshi, who is gearing up for release of his first Hollywood film "The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story", says the movie sends out the message of love, peace, tolerance and harmony.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Resume talks with Dalai Lama, aides, US tells China
Dharamsala, March 18 (IANS) The US Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback has said the US will continue to support the Dalai Lama's 'middle-way' approach and urged China to resume formal dialogue with him or his representatives, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
New Goa government delayed as allies yet to agree on CM
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) The swearing-in of a new BJP-led government in Goa has been delayed as potential allies appear to have, for now, baulked at its attempts to nominate Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant for the Chief Minister's post.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
2019 polls a battle between Modi and Mamata: TMC MP
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee on Monday termed the 2019 Lok Sabha polls "a duel between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee" and urged the voters in the state to put all their force behind her.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Parrikar cremated with full military, state honours
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) The last rites of Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died on Sunday after suffering from pancreatic cancer for over a year, were held with full military and state honours at the Miramar beach here on Monday evening.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Producers up in arms against Kerala director
Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) The Kerala Producers Association on Monday met state police chief Loknath Behra with a request to speed up the probe against popular Malayalam film director Roshan Andrews for allegedly roughing up producer Allwyn Antony.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP, Congress face challenges from allies in Tripura
Agartala, March 18 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in Tripura are likely to face electoral challenges as their traditional allies -- IPFT and INPT, both tribal parties -- have decided to field candidates in the two Lok Sabha seats in the state.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
YouTubers try funny ways to avoid copyright issues
San Francisco, March 18 (IANS) In an attempt to combat copyright-related issues on YouTube, creators have started adding self-sung songs behind funny clips they wish to shoot a reaction video on.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex advances for 6th straight session)
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Despite witnessing volatility throughout the session, key equity indices advanced for the sixth straight day on Monday over sustained inflow of foreign funds and firm global markets.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Many injured in 'terror shooting' in Dutch tram (2nd Lead)
Utrecht (Netherlands), March 18 (IANS) A gunman on Monday opened fire inside a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht injuring several people that police said can be a possible terror attack.
2019-03-18
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coffee compounds may reduce prostate cancer risk
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Besides being the perfect morning drink, coffee may also play a role in delaying prostate cancer, finds a study, which may pave the way for treating drug-resistant cancer.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
LJP defers announcement of candidates for Bihar
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Monday finalised the names of candidates for the six constituencies it will contest in Bihar. It will announce them by Wednesday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Painkillers in pregnancy won't cause asthma in kids
London, March 18 (IANS) Taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increase in the risk of asthma in children, finds a study of nearly 500,000 women.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Musharraf in Dubai hospital after 'reaction' (Lead, correcting Intro)
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease for which he is already under treatment, the media reported.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Historic day for Afghanistan: Skipper Asghar Afghan
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan is elated after his side's maiden Test win and has described the victory as 'special' for his nation and countrymen.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Chris Hemsworth shares selfie with quokka
Canberra, March 18 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth took to Instagram, sharing a photograph of himself and an "epic" animal he said he'd encountered in Australia.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Environment/Wildlife
BJD names 63 Lok Sabha, Assembly candidates
Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday declared the first list of nine Lok Sabha and 54 Assembly candidates.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Train derailment kills at least 30 in DR Congo
Kinshasa, March 18 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and several others injured in a train derailment in Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Many injured in Dutch shooting, attacker flees
Utrecht (Netherlands), March 18 (IANS) Many people were injured on Monday in shooting in the Dutch town of Utrecht, police said.
2019-03-18
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranveer Singh gets quirky with GIFs, enthrals fans
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) After wooing the audience with his power-packed performances in movies like "Simmba" and "Gully Boy", actor Ranveer Singh on Monday treated his fans with his own quirky and fun GIFs.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SRK sets out on Dubai adventure to unravel secrets
Dubai, March 18 (IANS) In an Indiana Jones style promotional campaign for Dubai Tourism, its ambassador and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is seen performing death defying stunts to unravel mysteries.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes
New York, March 18 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has discovered 83 "quasars", extremely luminous active galactic nucleus powered by supermassive black holes in the distant universe, from a time when the universe was less than 10 per cent of its present age.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Filing of nominations begins in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) The filing of nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections began in Uttarakhand on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sri Lanka plans colour coding for packaged food
Colombo, March 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said on Monday health authorities would introduce a colour coding scheme for packaged food, indicating levels of sugar, fat and salt, in an effort to curb non-communicable diseases.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Dell, Alienware bring new PC gaming devices to India
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Refreshing its PC gaming portfolio in India, Dell and its subsidiary Alienware on Monday launched Alienware Area-51m, Alienware m15 and Dell G7 devices for the gamers in the country.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Many people injured in Dutch tram shooting
Utrecht (Netherlands) , March 18 (IANS) Multiple people have been injured in a shooting in the Dutch town of Utrecht, police said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12,995 'terrorists' arrested in China's Xinjiang
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) China on Monday said it has arrested 12,995 terrorists since 2014 in the troubled region of Xinjiang, where, according to human rights organisations around a million Muslims are being held in internment camps.
2019-03-18
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Afghanistan notch up maiden Test win, beat Ireland
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) Afghanistan registered their maiden win in the longest format of the game on Monday after hammering Ireland by seven wickets in the one-off Test here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
American pastor claims Bible predicted Trump's rise
New York, March 18 (IANS) An American pastor who leads a church fixated on doomsday has claimed that US President Donald Trumps rise to power was foretold in the Bible.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
Honor's '10 Lite' launched in new storage variant
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Monday launched a 3GB RAM+32GB internal storage variant of its recently launched "10 Lite" smartphone for Rs 11,999 in India.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sri Lanka launches Anti-Corruption Action Plan
Colombo, March 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday launched a five-year Anti-Corruption Action Plan aimed to create a corruption-free nation by 2023.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Minerva win Amarjit Singh Memorial Cup meet
Mohali, March 18 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC was crowned champions of the Amarjit Singh Memorial Cup as they thrashed Punjab University 6-0.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Samsung India launches its 2019 AC line-up
Gurugram, March 18 (IANS) Samsung India on Monday launched the 2019 line-up of its air conditioners (ACs), with prices ranging from Rs 45,400 to Rs 75,000 and long-term warranties on different parts.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides now 79
Jakarta, March 18 (IANS) The death toll from flash floods and subsequent landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 79, with search and rescue operations continuing on Monday to locate 43 missing people.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Musharraf shifted to Dubai hospital after 'reaction'
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf has been shifted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease for which he is already under treatment, the media reported.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
IPL: 5 mystery spinners to watch out for in 2019
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the perfect platform for youngsters to showcase their skills and impress the global audience. In the last 11 years, the IPL has seen some quality players make a mark.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka Congress leader quits, joins BJP
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) Karnataka Congress leader A. Manju resigned from the party over the alliance with the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Freida Pinto urges people to act on climate change
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Ahead of the premiere of "Wild Edens: South Asia" documentary in India, actress Freida Pinto urged people to "focus on the planet before the effects of global warming become absolutely irreversible".
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Shooting livestreams a new rage on social media
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Facebook livestreaming of New Zealand mosque shooting has brought to the fore a critical issue for the law enforcement agencies to deal with, as tech giants struggle to find a solution to pro-actively stop such incidents.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Giriraj upset over being shifted to Begusarai
Patna, March 18 (IANS) A day after the BJP gave Bihar's Nawada Lok Sabha seat to the LJP, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Monday expressed unhappiness and hinted he may not contest from Begusarai where he is being shifted.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Vivo V15 Pro fastest selling in company's history
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The newly-launched Vivo V15 Pro has become the fastest selling smartphone in the V-series in its first week of sale on both offline and online channels, the company said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
KPCC formally asks Rahul to fight polls from state
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao on Monday formally invited Congress President Rahul Gandhi to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the state.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Dead whale in Philippines ate 40 kg of plastic
Manila, March 18 (IANS) A young whale that washed up in the Philippines had died from "gastric shock" after eating 40 kg of plastic bags, the media reported on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Hong Kong subway trains collide during test
Hong Kong, March 18 (IANS) Two subway trains collided during a new signal system test in Hong Kong on Monday, halting services and threatening travel disruption for millions of commuters.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Property dealer shot dead in Dehradun
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) A property dealer was found shot dead here on Monday, police said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shigmo festival cancelled in wake of CM's death
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) The Goa Tourism Department on Monday cancelled the traditional Shigmo festivities, scheduled to be held from March 21, in view of the demise of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa LoP meets Governor, stakes claim
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) The Congress on Monday met Governor Mridula Sinha and staked claim to form the government in Goa, as it is the single largest party in the Legislative Assembly, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Mindtree looks at buyback to block L&T's takeover bid
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) The board of IT player Mindtree will meet on Wednesday to consider a share buyback programme to avert the hostile takeover bid by the L&T Infotech, according to company sources here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
China, Pakistan to discuss Pulwama fallout
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) The recent India-Pakistan tensions after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, will figure in the talks between the Chinese and Pakistani Foreign Ministers which will begin on Tuesday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Modi regime suppressing people: Priyanka (2nd Lead)
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday kicked off her three-day Lok Sabha campaign by taking a boat ride on the Ganga river from here, accusing the Modi government of slapping sedition charges against dissenters.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Facebook recorded largest outage ever: Downdetector
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The recent service outage of Facebook, for 12 hours, was the largest such incident for the social media platform, Downdetector, a subsidiary of Ookla -- a global mobile and broadband network intelligence company, said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
John Stamos posts photo getting Nick Jonas' tattoo
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Actor John Stamos upped the stakes in his prank battle with Nick Jonas, as he posted a photograph of himself seemingly getting a tattoo of the singer's face.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TECNO launches its 1st Android 9 phone in India
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Hong Kong-based TRANSSION Holdings' subsidiary TECNO Mobile on Monday launched its first Android 9 Pie enabled "CAMON iSKY3" smartphone in India for Rs 8,599.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Shehbaz Sharif appears before JIT in firing case
Lahore, March 18 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of Opposition Shehbaz Sharif on Monday appeared before a joint investigation team (JIT) probing the 2014 firing incident in Lahore in which 14 people were killed.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Administrative work suffers in Agra ahead of polls (Dangal 2019)
Agra, March 18 (IANS) At a time when there is increasing concern about the manner of conservation work being done on World Heritage monuments like the Taj Mahal, administrative work in government departments has come to a virtual halt as officials have either been put on poll duties, or are clandestinely mobilising support for politicians of UP's ruling BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kim makes online appeal to help rehouse ex-prisoner
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has issued a plea on social media after her deal to rehouse a former prisoner fell through.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan's Qureshi in China on 3-day visit
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in China on Monday on a three-day trip during which he is scheduled to attend the first Islamabad-Beijing foreign ministers' strategic dialogue.
2019-03-18
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Films more important to me than fame: Janhvi Kapoor
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor says her films are more important to her than earning fame as she has experienced fame since her childhood.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PM in Goa, pays homage to Parrikar, meets family
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Monday and paid floral tributes to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Owaisi files nomination for 4th term from Hyderabad
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday filed the nomination for the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
We are capable of defeating BJP in UP: SP, BSP
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) A day after the Congress announced that it will not contest on seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP leader Mayawati on Monday said that their alliance was capable of defeating the BJP.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
East Bengal being run by 3 factions reveals CEO Sen
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The rift in East Bengal is getting wider by the day. Things took an ugly turn on Monday when Quess East Bengal CEO Sanjit Sen said that one needs to understand that there are three factions in the club - investing company Quess, Quess East Bengal, the faction looking into club activities, and its executive committee.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Motherhood is a life changing experience: Soha
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan says embracing motherhood has helped her evolve and has been a life changing experience.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Uttarakhand youth dies after falling into Ganga
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) A youth has died after falling into the river Ganga in Pauri district of Uttarakhand, police said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three tourists killed in Indonesia quake
Jakarta, March 18 (IANS) Three tourists were killed and dozens others injured on Monday after an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's Lombok island, causing subsequent landslides.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Officers backing early Assembly polls harassed: Omar
Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah alleged on Monday that officers of Jammu and Kashmir favouring early Assembly elections were being harassed by a lobby of senior officers who oppose such a move.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Goa's new CM will be sworn in after 3 p.m.
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa's new Chief Minister will be sworn in after 3 p.m., state BJP President Vinay Tendulkar announced on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
NATO drone crashes near Afghanistan base
Kabul, March 18 (IANS) A drone belonging to the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) coalition forces crashed in Afghanistan's Parwan province, police said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Evening Shadows' is a flawed but brave film
Film: "Evening Shadows" (Netflix); Cast: Mona Ambegaonkar, Ananth Mahadevan, Devansh Doshi; Director: Sridhar Rangayan; Rating: ***(3 stars)
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
New Zealand to reform gun laws in 10 days
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday said the country's existing gun laws will be reformed within the next 10 days, adding that her Cabinet has "completely unified" in the decision that comes in the wake of the March 15 shootings that were carried out by a "lone gunman" at two mosques in Christchurch.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Congress, JD-S seat pact to 'outsmart' BJP in Karnataka (Dangal 2019)
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling coalition allies Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) hope to "outsmart" the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by jointly contesting the 28 Lok Sabha seats across the state in April, a party official said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Congress leaders to stake claim in Goa
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Amid speculation that Goa's Assembly may be kept in suspended animation due to political turmoil, Congress leader Chandrakant Kavlekar on Monday reached Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form the government.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Sumalatha to contest as Independent from Mandya
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) South Indian multi-lingual actress Sumalatha, widow of late Karnataka Congress leader M.H. Ambareesh, on Monday announced her decision to contest the Lok Sabha election as an Independent from Mandya.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
SRK's son channels inner 'Narcos' on French holiday
Paris, March 18 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khans son Aryan posted a series of new photographs from his French holiday on social media, where he's seen channeling his inner "Narcos".
2019-03-18
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mia Khalifa engaged to beau Robert Sandberg
Chicago, March 18 (IANS) Former porn star-turned-sports commentator Mia Khalifa is engaged to long-time boyfriend chef Robert Sandberg.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
New Fujifilm mirrorless digital camera now in India
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Fujifilm India on Monday introduced a new mirrorless camera which is equipped with Next-Gen image sensor and processing engine, aiming to achieve 30 per cent share in the Indian mirrorless market in the next three-four years.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Saudi Prince authorised campaign against dissenters
New York, March 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman authorised a secret campaign to silence dissenters, which included the surveillance, kidnapping, detention and torture, over a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US officials.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indonesia floods, landslides toll reaches 77
Jakarta, March 18 (IANS) The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 77, authorities said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
AIADMK retains 6 outgoing Lok Sabha MPs
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK has retained six of its outgoing Lok Sabha members in Tamil Nadu while it has nominated the kin of three party leaders.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
There will be no alliance with Congress: Mayawati
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) A day after the Congress announced that it will not contest on seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, BSP leader Mayawati on Monday reiterated that there will be no alliance with the grand old party anywhere in the country.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Priyanka begins her Ganga Yatra to Varanasi
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) With less than a month to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday kicked off her three-day long river ride poll campaign from here, describing the Ganga as "large-hearted".
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
WhatsApp, NASSCOM to impart digital literacy
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) In a bid to curb fake news during the general elections, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation on Monday came together to impart digital literacy training.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Defence/Security,Politics
Rishi remembers Shashi Kapoor on 81st birth anniversary
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) On the occasion of the 81st birth anniversary of late actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor on Monday, his nephew and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor got nostalgic.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Researchers identify 9 genes behind eyebrow colours
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) An international research team has for the first time identified nine genes responsible for eyebrow colours.
2019-03-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Colombia midfielder Quintero to miss Copa America
Buenos Aires, March 18 (IANS) Colombia international midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero is set to miss this year's Copa America after suffering a serious knee injury while playing for Argentina's River Plate.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Over 1 billion feature phones to be sold in 3 years
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Over a billion feature phones would be sold over the next three years as the segment is forecast to generate around $16 billion cumulatively in wholesale hardware revenues globally, a new report by Counterpoint Research said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Madhuri's Marathi project gets release date
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband Shriram Nene's upcoming Marathi production "15 August" is set to release on Netflix on March 29.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India eye gold in Azlan Shah Cup hockey
Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) Ahead of the Indian mens hockey teams departure for the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, skipper Manpreet Singh and his troops expressed their eagerness to compete in the first marquee event of the year.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Put renewable energy in poll manifestos: Indian firms
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A total of 160 private companies and NGOs on Monday made an appeal to all political parties to include decentralised renewable energy solutions in their manifestos for the general elections.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Pollachi sex abuse: Key accused in prison
Coimbatore, March 18 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police on Monday lodged Thirunavukkarasu, the main accused in the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case, in a prison here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
IPL: Dhawan wants Indian batsmen to fire for Delhi
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who has joined the rest of the Delhi Capitals squad after the ODI series against Australia, on Monday said he was looking to help younger players get used to the pressure of playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ali Fazal on how being in love helps onscreen romance
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) It is a happy co-incidence that actor Ali Fazal has done his first full-fledged romantic film "Milan Talkies" right when his own love story with actress Richa Chadha unfolds.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Poll process begins in both Telugu states
Hyderabad/Amaravati, March 18 (IANS) The process for elections to the 42 Lok Sabha seats in both the Telugu states and the 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly began on Monday with the election authorities issuing the notifications.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Prime accused in Pollachi sex abuse case in prison
Coimbatore, March 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police on Monday lodged Thirunavukkarasu, the main accused in the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case in a prison here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six-year-old West Nile Virus patient dead in Kerala
Kozhikode (Kerala) March 18 (IANS) A six-year-old boy, who was being treated for West Nile Virus (WNV) disease here, passed away on Monday, said Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
It's sunny in Himachal, sub-zero in many places
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) A day after the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh got moderate snowfall, the state capital Shimla and nearby tourist spots on Monday woke up to sunny weather. However, temperatures were below sub-zero at several places.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
You are making Canada proud: Trudeau to Lilly Singh
Ottawa, March 18 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Canadian-born Lilly Singh, who goes by the stage name Superwoman, on bagging a late night show of a major TV network and said the YouTube sensation is making Canada proud.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora
Union Cabinet condoles Parrikar's death
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Monday condoled the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who passed away at his private residence in Panaji on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with advanced pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN Governor condoles Parrikar's death
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday condoled the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
B-Town celebs mourn Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's demise
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Bollywood names such as Amitabh Bachachan, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher have mourned the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died aged 63.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AirAsia CEO quits Facebook over Christchurch videos
Kuala Lumpur, March 18 (IANS) AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes has deleted his Facebook account over the circulation of a video of the Christchurch mosques carnage that claimed the lives of 50 people, saying the social media giant needed to "clean up and not just think of financials".
2019-03-18
Category: International, Malaysia,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Legendary Bengali comedian Chinmoy Roy dead
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Legendary Bengali film actor Chinmoy Roy, known for his excellence in comic roles, has died after suffering a heart attack, family sources said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
2 tourists killed in 4.4-magnitude Indonesia quake
Jakarta, March 18 (IANS) Two tourists were killed and 44 others injured after an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's Lombok island, authorities said on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Priyanka kicks off 2019 LS campaign from Prayagraj
Pryagraj, March 18 (IANS) With less than a month to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress General Secretary and eastern Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday kicked off her political campaign from here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kamal Haasan's MNM to announce candidates on March 20
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on Monday said it will announce its candidates for the Lok Sabha elections and Tamil Nadu Assembly by-elections on March 20.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pakistan Foreign Minister to begin 3-day China trip
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will begin his three-day official visit to China on Monday during which he is scheduled to attend the first Islamabad-Beijing foreign ministers' strategic dialogue.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BCCI agrees to work with NADA for 6 months
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met ICC chairman Shashank Manohar in Mumbai on Monday and decided that the Indian board will work with the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for the next six months on a trial basis.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Nitin Gadkari pays last respects to Parrikar
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday offered his last respects to the mortal remains of late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at the state's BJP headquarters here.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC in Rajouri
Jammu, March 18 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed on Monday in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, defence sources said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gun law reform within 10 days: New Zealand PM
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday vowed to unveil reforms to the country's existing gun laws in the wake of the March 15 Christchurch mosques shootings that claimed the lives of 50 people.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Can't beat, join them: Sharmila on Taimur-frenzy
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Veteran actress and internet sensation Taimur Ali Khan's grandmother, Sharmila Tagore, says the only way for the family to deal with the paparazi frenzy over her grandson is to accept it.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Media,Bollywood
Milner's penalty puts Liverpool in EPL's top spot
London, March 18 (IANS) James Milner's late penalty kick secured a hard-fought 2-1 win for Liverpool over host Fulham in English Premier League match and temporarily put the club in first place in the standings.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SpaceX's Starship heatshields test successful
San Francisco, March 18 (IANS) After successfully launching its first commercial crew capsule, Crew Dragon, to the International Space Station (ISS), Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has completed heatshield tests for its much-awaited Starship rocket.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Thiem stuns Federer, wins Indian Wells
Indian Wells, March 18 (IANS) Austrian Dominic Thiem won the biggest title of his career by beating Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3 and 7-5 in two hours and three minutes in the final at Indian Wells, the first Masters 1000 of the season.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Be fearless, all will be good: Indira told Priyanka
Prayagraj, March 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is in Uttar Pradesh campaigning for the party, is drawing inspiration from her grandmother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who taught her to be fearless.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Rahane's tactical acumen makes him special: RR coach
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) They have been an integral part of India's journey to the top of the ladder in Test cricket, but the next two months will see Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli fight it out as both teams look to win the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No bail for teen sharing Christchurch attack video
Christchurch, March 18 (IANS) A court here on Monday refused to grant bail to an 18-year-old teenager accused of sharing a video of the March 15 Christchurch mosques shootings in which the gunman livestreamed his massacre of 50 people.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Surf Guitar king Dick Dale dies at 81
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Dick Dale, the "King of the Surf Guitar" whose "Miserlou" was famously used as the title music for Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction", has died. He was 81.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
New Zealand firms to pull ads from Facebook, Google
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) A collective of some of New Zealand's biggest companies is set to pull ads from Facebook and Google in the wake of the March 15 Christchurch mosques shootings in which the gunman live-streamed his massacre of 50 people.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism
Sensex up 300 points, Nifty above 11,500
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) The benchmark Sensex jumped over 300 points higher, while the Nifty crossed the 10,500 mark during the morning trade session on Monday.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Aspiring Hyderabad pilot killed in Christchurch
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) A youth from Hyderabad aspiring to become a commercial pilot was among the 50 people killed in the New Zealand mosques attack. He is the third man from Telangana confirmed dead.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion,Terrorism
FAA's approval of Boeing 737 Max under probe
Washington, March 18 (IANS) The US Transportation Department's Inspector General has opened an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) approval of Boeing's 737 Max planes which were involved in two deadly crash just five months apart, The Wall Street Journal said in a report.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cold Monday morning in Delhi, temperature dips
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) It was a cold Monday morning in the national capital, with the minimum temperature dipping to five notches below the season's average at 12 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US general refutes report over troops in Syria
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A top US general has refuted a media report that the American military was developing plans to keep up to 1,000 troops in Syria, calling it "factually incorrect".
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Genoa hands Ronaldo-less Juventus defeat in Serie A
Genoa (Italy), March 18 (IANS) Without Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo in its squad, Juventus was handed its first Serie A defeat (0-2) at the hands of host Genoa in a matchday-28 contest held at the Luigi Ferraris stadium here.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
McIlroy secures 15th title on PGA Tour
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Rory McIlroy pocketed his 15th PGA Tour title by winning The Players tourney, coming in two under par at 70 at the TPC Sawgrass here.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
Gold in mind as Mary Kom prepares for 2020 Olympics
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) It is said that champions are made and not born. The struggle, effort and the determination to keep trying till you succeed is what makes a champion stand out and none would know this better than champion boxer MC Mary Kom. The only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships, there is no stopping her. Even though the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is more than 15 months away, Mary Kom is already planning for the biggest event in sporting history.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
US considers keeping 1,000 soldiers in Syria
Washington, March 18 (IANS) The US military is considering keeping up to 1,000 troops in Syria, further drifting away from President Donald Trump's original plan of a total withdrawal, a media reported.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Andreescu beat Kerber to lift Indian Wells title
Indian Wells (US), March 18 (IANS) Young Canadian Bianca Andreescu was proclaimed champion at the Indian Wells Masters, after she overcame the German Angelique Kerber, who was eighth seeded, 6-4, 3-6 and 6-4 in two hours and 18 minutes.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Di Maria scores brace as PSG beat Marseille
Paris, March 18 (IANS) A great performance by Argentina's Angel Di Maria, with two goals and one assist, helped Paris Saint Germain beat Marseille 3-1.
2019-03-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Messi leads Barcelona to 4-1 win over Real Betis
Sevilla, March 18 (IANS) Barcelona consolidated its leadership position atop the La Liga rankings with a 4-1 victory over Real Betis, a win featuring a hat trick by Lionel Messi against a rival who fought until virtually the last moments of the contest.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Parrikar's funeral paramount over coalition talks'
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's final rites were more important than a government formation, the coastal state's BJP unit said on Monday, even as ongoing negotiations between allies and BJP leaders, including Nitin Gadkari and the party's National Secretary B.L. Santosh, have appeared to hit a roadblock.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Boeing 'finalising' software update after crashes
Chicago, March 18 (IANS) Boeing has said it is finalising a software update and pilot training revision related to MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) in 737 Max, following two deadly air crashes in less than five months.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JLo gushes over daughter's singing skills
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, who shares 11-year-old Emme and her twin brother, Max, with former husband Marc Anthony, couldn't help but gush over her little girl's singing skills.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Israeli top court bans far-right candidate
Jerusalem, March 18 (IANS) Israel's Supreme Court has disqualified the leader of the far-right Jewish Power party, Michael Ben-Ari, from next month's elections.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Israel,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bangladesh FIFA official held for 'defaming' PM
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) Bangladeshi authorities have arrested a senior member of football's world governing body FIFA for allegedly defaming the country's prime minister.
2019-03-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
Iraq PM vows no return to war policies
Baghdad, March 18 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has said his country will not return to the "policies of destructive wars".
2019-03-18
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy,Politics
Schwarzenegger 'having best time' planning wedding
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Author Katherine Schwarzenegger is reportedly enjoying the process of planning her wedding to fiance and actor Chris Pratt.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi continues to rule popularity charts despite slight dip: IANS-CVOTER tracker poll
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Even a fortnight after the air strike by Indian Air Force fighter jets on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to dominate the popularity charts despite a dip in his rating from the peak witnessed during the first week of March, but his distant rival Rahul Gandhi has shown only marginal signs of recovery.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,IANS Special Series,Politics
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar loses long battle to cancer
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
New Goa government by Monday morning: BJP MLA
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) A new BJP-led coalition government in Goa will be in place by Monday morning, party legislator Michael Lobo said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Modi did what Manmohan Singh didn't: Sitharaman
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi played the role of "perfect chowkidar" by giving Pakistan a befitting reply after the Pulwama terror attack, something his predecessor Manmohan Singh could not do in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Decision after talks with Gadkari: BJP's Goa allies
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) All decisions about a fresh bid for power will be taken after a discussion with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari who is expected to arrive in Goa soon, leaders from regional political party who were part of the BJP-led alliance government said.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
KCR calls for 'Congress, BJP mukt Bharat'
Karimnagar (Telangana), March 18 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday launched the party's election campaign with a call for 'Congress and BJP mukt Bharat'.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Telangana,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress stakes claim in Goa; BJP in a huddle
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Claiming to be the single largest party in the 36-member state legislative Assembly, the Congress on Sunday formally staked its claim to form government in Goa with Governor Mridula Sinha.
2019-03-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress to contest all 42 LS seats in Bengal
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday announced it would contest all 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal as its seat adjustment talks with the Left Front have collapsed.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Notification for phase 1 of LS polls on Monday
Kolkata/New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The polling process to elect the next government of the world's largest democracy begins on Monday with the Election Commission set to issue the notification for the first of the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls involving 91 seats spread over 20 states and union territories.
2019-03-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Governor, IIT-B mourn Manohar Parrikar's demise
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has condoled the death of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who passed away at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Parrikar 18th Indian Chief Minister to die in office
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Manohar Parrikar, who passed away at his private residence on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer, became India's 18th and Goa's second Chief Minister to die in office.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI arrests two forest officials in graft case
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The CBI has arrested two Indian Forest Service officials for allegedly bribing an official in the Ministry of Environment and Forest for getting approval for upgrading some work on a previous date, the agency said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese man held for flying drone over Victoria Memorial
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) A Chinese national has been arrested in Kolkata for allegedly flying a camera-fitted drone over the Victoria Memorial and clicking aerial photographs of the iconic monument, the Kolkata Police said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru beat FC Goa, win maiden ISL title
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Full-back Rahul Bheke scored in second half of extra time as Bengaluru FC edged past FC Goa 1-0 to lift their first Indian Super League (ISL) title, here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Modi biopic poster launch put off on Goa CM's death (Reissuing)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The launch of second poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic of the same name was postponed following the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday evening.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Parrikar consulted Church in major decisions: Archbishop
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who passed away on Sunday, often sought out influential Catholic Church leaders for opinions before taking "far reaching decisions" for the benefit of Goa, Archbisop Filipe Neri Ferrao said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Omar NC's face for CM post: Farooq Abdullah
Jammu, March 17 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah said on Sunday Omar Abdullah, his son, will be the party's chief ministerial candidate at the Assembly elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Goa CM Parrikar loses long battle to cancer (2nd Lead)
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Manohar Parrikar condoled across party lines
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Condolences poured in from across party lines for Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who passed away at his private residence in Panaji on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Freezing sea water to fight global warming proposed
Agra, March 17 (IANS) To prevent the impending doom that awaits Earth through global warming, three young geo-engineering enthusiasts have offered a simple and cost-effective solution -- freeze sea water to rebuild polar ice caps.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Modi biopic poster launch put off on Goa CM's death
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The launch of second poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic of the same name was postponed following the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday evening.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Parrikar's last rites in Panaji on Monday evening
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The mortal remains of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died on Sunday following a protracted battle will cancer, will be cremated here on Monday evening, an official statement said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Touchscreens to provide voting information in Haryana
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) All voting-related information would be easily available for voters in all districts in Haryana through touchscreens, the state's Chief Electoral Officer Rajeev Ranjan said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka CM condoles Manohar Parrikar's death
Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday condoled the death of his Goan counterpart, Manohar Parrikar, who passed away in Panaji following over a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Youth strangulated to death over Rs 500 in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 17 (IANS) A youth in his mid-20s was allegedly strangulated to death by four of his friends over Rs 500, the police said here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Are you with India, Sitharaman asks Mamata
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) In an all-out attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for seeking proof of Indian air strikes in Pakistan's Balakot, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday asked the Trinamool supremo and her party whether they stood with India or "were helping our enemies".
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Will vote for BJP if Rajnath candidate: Lucknow Shias
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) Amid rising incidents of violence in the name of cow protection, Shia Muslims in Lucknow say while the incidents outrage them, they might still consider voting for the BJP if it again fields Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh from the city seat in 2019 elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengaluru FC beat FC Goa to win maiden ISL title
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Full-back Rahul Bheke scored in second half of extra time as Bengaluru FC edged past FC Goa 1-0 to lift their first Indian Super League (ISL) title, here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Praneeth loses to top seed Shi in Swiss Open final
Basel (Switzerland), March 17 (IANS) India's B. Sai Praneeth gave a tough fight before losing to top seed Shi Yuqi of China in the men's singles final at the Swiss Open badminton tournament, here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Four held for Rs 17 lakh robbery at Gurugram firm
Gurugram, March 17 (IANS) Gurugram Police have arrested four members of a gang for the Rs 17 lakh robbery on March 13, the police said here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi continues to rule popularity charts despite a slight dip: IANS-CVOTER tracker poll
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Even a fortnight after the air strike by Indian Air Force fighter jets on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to dominate the popularity charts despite a dip in his rating from the peak witnessed during the first week of March, but his distant rival Rahul Gandhi has shown only marginal signs of recovery.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Special Series,Politics
Parrikar's last rites to be held on Monday evening
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The mortal remains of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died on Sunday following a protracted battle will cancer, will be cremated here on Monday evening, an official statement said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress to stake claim to form government in Goa
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) With the BJP strength in the Goa Assembly down to 12 MLAs after the death of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday, the Congress is likely to stake claim to form the government in the coastal state, a senior party leader said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
National mourning declared for Parrikar
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Centre has announced national mourning on Monday following the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and declared that the national flag will fly half mast across the country.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar an epitome of integrity: Kovind
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind paid tributes to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who passed away on Sunday evening, terming him an "epitome of integrity".
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fight for Tehri: Ex-PCC chief Upadhyaya peeved
Dehradun, March 17 (IANS) Former Uttarakhand Congress President Kishore Upadhyaya on Sunday said he was feeling "insulted" at not being allowed to speak at Rahul Gandhi's election rally, here on Saturday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Answer sheet scrutiny: Be magnanimous, HC tells DU
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) "Show some magnanimity" was the message of the Delhi High Court to the Delhi University, which is fighting a legal battle for -- what, in earnest, can be counted as its cash cow -- reserving its right to charge a fee to provide for re-evaluation and rechecking of answer sheets, when students ask for it.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Heavy firing on LoC in Rajouri district
Jammu, March 17 (IANS) Heavy firing was reported between Indian and Pakistani soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Arms supplier held in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 17 (IANS) The crime branch of Gurugram police has arrested a person for allegedly supplying arms and ammunition to two criminals involved in loot of a sedan from Gurugram's upscale sector 92, a police official said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JU Potterheads to host Harry Potter-themed event
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) One can re-live the dream of getting a letter from Hogwarts as Potterheads of Jadavpur University have come together to create magic by hosting a Harry Potter-themed event at the campus next week.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Mamata condoles Parrikar's death
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of her Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar who passed away at his private residence.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rahul takes aim at 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching the campaign "Main Bhi Chowkidar" (I am a watchman too) and changing the title of his Twitter account to "Chowkidar Narendra Modi".
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
AAP fields Balbir Singh Jakhar from West Delhi
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday announced Balbir Singh Jakhar as its candidate for the West Delhi parliamentary seat.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Two held for trying to rob cab driver in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 17 (IANS) The crime branch of Gurugram police has arrested two on the charge of attempting to rob a cab driver, the police said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Explosives-laden truck seized in Bengal
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have seized an explosive-laden truck and arrested its owner from the Bankura district, a senior officer said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fake IPS officer held for duping woman in Delhi
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) An alleged conman was arrested for duping a woman by faking as an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and as DCP, north Delhi district, on the pretext of getting her a job in the Delhi Police, said an official here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Juvenile held for killing minor girl in east Delhi
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy for killing a minor girl due to a grudge against her over an incident for which he was reprimanded at a tuition class in east Delhi's Shahdara, a police officer said here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP accuses Amarinder of poll code violation
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday accused Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of violating the model code of conduct by announcing sops on the occasion of the second anniversary of his Congress government in the state.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pakistan: It is more of the same (Column: Spy's Eye)
The street smart tactics of the Pakistan army -- played out by Prime Minister Imran Khan at its behest -- to some how diffuse the overwhelming pressure of international opinion blaming it for collusion with Islamic militants, are not doing much for it this time.
2019-03-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary,Terrorism
Goa CM Parrikar dead after long battle with cancer
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
A paradox called Parrikar, India's first IITian CM (obituary)
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) It will take a while for Goans to come to terms with the fact that 63-year-old Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar died on Sunday after a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer for over a year.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Politics
SAFF tourney: India eves rout Lank 5-0, enter semis
Biratnagar (Nepal), March 17 (IANS) The Indian women's football team sealed their place in the semifinal of the SAFF Women's Championship with a 5-0 victory over Sri Lanka at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium, here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Goa CM Parrikar dead
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was in critical condition, passed away here on Sunday evening.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ears can be used for ECG to predict heart rhythm
London, March 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel electrocardiogram (ECG) method that uses signals from the ear to check heart rhythm, making it easy for drivers, athletes and persons in the military to scan their own heart beat.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mehbooba Mufti calls PDP workers 'real Mujahideen'
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday called her party workers the "real Mujahideen" (real holy warriors).
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
NCR, MMR regions lead affordable housing segment
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The National Capital Region (NCR) and the Mumbai Metropolitan Regions (MMR) lead the affordable housing segment in terms of launches and sales across seven cities in the country, a CII-Anarock report said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kanimozhi figures in DMK's list of LS candidates
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's DMK on Sunday announced Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi Karunanidhi will be its candidate from Thoothukkudi constituency as it released its list of 20 candidates for the April 18 Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Lost a battle, hope not the war (Column: Close-in)
India, with a 2-0 lead against Australia in the five-match One Day International (ODI) rubber at home, looked certain to clinch another series. But the final result of a 2-3 defeat did come as a rude shock to the Indian camp.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
4 killed in car-truck collision in Haryana
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) Four persons were killed and one was critically injured when their car collided head-on with a truck near Ladwa town in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Sunday, police said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Abu Dhabi new home of T10 cricket for next 5 years
Abu Dhabi, March 17 (IANS) The Zayed Cricket Stadium here will be the new home of T10 cricket for the next five years, starting with the 2019 season.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Nawada with LJP, Giriraj may contest from Begusarai
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) As Bihar's Nawada parliamentary seat went to the LJP under the seat-sharing formula finalised by the NDA, Union Minister Giriraj Singh is likely to contest from Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP announces first list of candidates for Andhra
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday announced its first list of 123 candidates for the Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh where the polls are due on April 11.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Palestinian shooter kills 1, injures 2 in Israel
Jerusalem, March 17 (IANS) A Palestinian killed an Israeli and severely injured two others in shooting and stabbing attacks before fleeing the scene on Sunday, Israeli Army said.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Imran announces award for Pakistani NZ victim-hero
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced a national award for a Pakistani man who lost his life in New Zealand's Christchurch mosque attack while apparently trying to tackle the white extremist.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Eventually, it is the content that counts (Column: B-Town)
The superstars have been failing on a regular basis to deliver, notwithstanding their Eid, Diwali, Christmas and other festival release dates, not to mention 4000+screens and enhanced ticket rates! Anything goes in the name of stunts -- and the special effects will do the job, is not working anymore.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Justin Bieber, Hailey spotted having a 'showdown'
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Star couple Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin looked tense as they appeared to argue in a park amid reports that their marriage is on the rocks.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Common heart drug may up sudden cardiac arrest risk
London, March 17 (IANS) A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain could be associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest, according to a study.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
AJ McLean 'weds' wife again for music video
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Singer AJ McLean and Rochelle re-enacted their marriage as part of the Backstreet Boys member's music video for his latest solo single, "Boy and a man".
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP announces 1st list for Arunachal Assembly polls
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced the first list of 54 candidates (out of 60) for the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections, to be held on April 11.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WC hopefuls to strive at T20 (Column: Just Sport)
Seldom have the franchises, players and fans waited with so much excitement as they have for the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) to kick off.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket,IPL
RMP to support Congress candidate in Kerala's Vadakara
Vadakara (Kerala), March 17 (IANS) K.K. Rema, the widow of T.P. Chandrasekharan, the slain leader of a breakaway group of the CPI-M, Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP), said on Sunday that the RMP will support the Congress candidate from Vadakara constituency, as a murderer should not win from here.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Parrikar's condition 'extremely critical': CMO
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health is "extremely critical", the Chief Minister's Office tweeted on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Space travel can trigger dormant herpes viruses: NASA
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Over half the astronauts who travelled on the Space Shuttle and stayed aboard International Space Station (ISS) triggered the dormant herpes viruses, posing significant health risk for human missions to Mars and beyond, says an Indian-origin researcher at NASA.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Aircraft carrier, nuke sub used to deter Pakistan
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) It was not only the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Army that were pressed into action against Pakistan after the Pulwama attack but also the Navy's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, nuclear and conventional submarines and several warships deployed on the western maritime frontier in an aggressive posture.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Accidental fire at NC meet causes concern
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) An accidental fire on Sunday causing injuries to personal security guard (PSO) of a National Conference (NC) leader at the venue of a party meeting that was to be addressed by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, in Anantnag caused flutter.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Four killed in Pakistan railway track blast
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) At least four persons were killed and six injured in a blast targeting a passenger train in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Sunday, the police said.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sonali celebrates 'new normal' life with family
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) After spending months in New York battling cancer, actress Sonali Bendre Behl is celebrating her "new normal" life with her family and friends.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
67.82 lakh farmers miss PM-KISAN scheme benefits
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Over 67.82 lakh farmers will be left out of the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme as West Bengal, Sikkim and Delhi have not uploaded their details on the PM-KISAN portal, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
SC to hear if lawmaker can invoke immunity to escape trial
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will begin hearing on five matters, including whether a member of legislative assembly can escape criminal prosecution for accepting or offering bribe by citing immunity under Article 194(2) of the Constitution.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala BJP on alert after Cong omits Thomas as LS candidate
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) With the Congress' first list of 12 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Kerala omitting the name of veteran leader and five-time Lok Sabha MP K.V. Thomas, the Kerala unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party is keeping a close watch on the developments in the state.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Christchurch attack: 5 Indian victims identified
Christchurch, March 17 (IANS) The Indian High Commission in New Zealand on Sunday confirmed that five Indians were killed in the Christchurch terror attack that claimed 50 lives.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Defence/Security,Terrorism
KKR scouts spoke highly of Warrier: Bowling coach
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scouts always had an eye on Sandeep Warrier and the little-known Kerala pacer was "highly" recommended by them, the team's bowling coach Omkar Salvi said here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Congress loses 8th Telangana legislator to TRS
Hyderabad, March 17 (IANS) The crisis in Telangana's main opposition Congress deepened further on Sunday with another legislator deciding to join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
2019-03-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Zhang suspended for violating team regulations
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) Chinese high jumper Zhang Guowei has been suspended from all competitions with immediate effect by the country's governing body of the sport as the world silver medalist violated the national team's regulations.
2019-03-17
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Kruger flaunts abs 4 months after delivering child
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Actress Diane Kruger has showcased her abs, four months after giving birth to a child.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Health of Kolkata heritage buildings under scanner
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) The chunk of cement that fell from the ceiling of a heritage building missed an octogenarian former Union Minister -- a tenant -- but has brought to the fore the poor upkeep of the historic structures in the city, mainly due to the absence of proper laws.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Art/Culture/Books
Kirron Kher faces fight from Congress and within BJP (Dangal 2019)
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) The quintessential 'Mummyji' of Bollywood movies is donning her motherly avatar as she has begun her over two-month long electoral campaign to retain the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
Naqvi's novel relevant for South Asian geopolitics (Book Review)
Book: The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack; Publisher: Fourth Estate; Pages: 269; Price: Rs 599
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
NZ shooting suspect visited Pakistan, Turkey in recent years
Christchurch, March 17 (IANS) The Australian man facing murder charges in the terrorist shootings at two New Zealand mosques that left 50 dead was a frequent traveler who visited Pakistan, Turkey and Bulgaria, among other countries in recent years.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Joe Biden 'mistakenly' announces 2020 Presidential run
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Former US Vice President Joe Biden "mistankenly" announced he was running for President at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner in home turf Delaware, but earned an encouraging response from the gathering.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hema Malini not keen on shifting to Fatehpur Sikri
Mathura, March 17 (IANS) Hema Malini, veteran actor and Lok Sabha MP from Mathura-Vrindavan, assured her supporters that there was no question of her shifting to neighbouring Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha constituency to make way for Sri Kant Sharma, Energy Minister in the UP government.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Red Hot Chili Peppers rock Great Pyramid of Giza
Cairo, March 17 (IANS) Rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers performed for 10,000 fans in the shadow of the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Egypt,Cinema/Showbiz
RGV to move court on CBFC 'pre-censoring' his film
Hyderabad, March 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma is planning to move court against the Central Board of Film Certification after it refused to accept his application to watch the movie 'Lakshmi's NTR' for approval citing the election model code of conduct (MCC).
2019-03-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NASA lab creates exoplanet atmosphere on Earth
Washington, March 17 (IANS) To understand conditions of exoplanets, NASA researchers have created the atmosphere of a super-hot planet outside our solar system, here on Earth.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Kamat may join BJP, succeed Parrikar as Goa CM
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators on Sunday discussed during a meeting at the state headquarters of the many options the possibility of former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Digambar Kamat joining the BJP and taking over from Manohar Parrikar, Goa Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Sifar' inspired by Lord Buddha: Tushar Lall
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Music composer-arranger Tushar Lall has unveiled a track titled "Sifar", which is inspired by Lord Buddha.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Abusiveness in Congress DNA, shows frustration: BJP
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Sunday accused the Congress of vitiating civil discourse by continuously using foul language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said such abusiveness was in the party's DNA.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NDA announces Bihar seat-sharing pact
Patna, March 17 (IANS) The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar, here on Sunday, officially announced the seat-sharing formula for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Assam LS list on Monday, Gogoi won't contest: Congress
Dehradun, March 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said its candidates for 10 of Assam's 14 Lok Sabha seats would be declared on Monday and former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will not be contesting the elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
World's oldest semen still viable, say researchers
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) A 50-year-old frozen semen from a ram, believed to be the oldest in the world, is still achieving high fertility rates with the successful impregnation of 34 living sheeps, according to researchers from the University of Sydney.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli, Rohit dominate top slots
Dubai, March 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma remained number one and two, despite India's home series defeat to Australia, in the latest ICC Men's ODI Player Rankings, according to an ICC statement.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Tendulkar wishes for quick recovery of Saina
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Saina Nehwal turned 29 on Sunday and wishes poured in from various quarters for the ace India shuttler.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Infiltration, security key issues: Bengal BJP chief
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Anti-social activities through vast unguarded sections of the Indo-Bangladesh border and West Bengal government's "soft stand" on infiltrators are the major issues in the state in the run-up to the 2019 general election as they pose serious threat to the country's internal security, says state BJP President Dilip Ghosh.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Former Kerala PSC chairman Radhakrishnan joins BJP
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Former Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman K. S. Radhakrishnan on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party here in the presence of party chief Amit Shah.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NC leader's guard injured in accidental fire
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) A personal security guard (PSO) of National Conference leader Abdul Rehman Veeri was injured in accidental fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Omar open to alliance if Cong agrees seat sharing offer
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Vice President of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah said on Sunday that his party was open to a pre-poll alliance with the Congress if the latter agreed to NC's seat sharing formula for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Priyanka's visit to Lucknow cheers Congress workers
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's arrival here on Sunday has once again enthused party workers ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Ex-SC judge Justice P.C. Ghose to be India's first Lokpal
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Sunday recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress not to field candidates in 7 seats in UP
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday announced it will not contest seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh to return the favour of the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) alliance, which has left two seats for the party in the state.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sidharth is fun to work with: Rakul Preet Singh
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh, who will share screen space with actor Sidharth Malhotra once again, says it's fun to work him.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Athlete Irfan qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
Nomi (Japan), March 17 (IANS) Indian athlete K.T. Irfan has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics as he finished fourth in the men's 20 kilometre category at the Asian Race Walking Championships here.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Athletics
Chowkidar Narendra Modi, PM flaunts prefix (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A day after launching the "Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)" campaign on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday changed the title of his Twitter account to "Chowkidar Narendra Modi".
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Strength training may reduce fatty liver disease
Brasilia, March 17 (IANS) Besides being beneficial for heart, strength training can also reduce accumulation of fat in liver and improve blood glucose regulation, says a study on mice.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
IPL 2019: Warrier, Cariappa added to KKR squad
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday announced Sandeep Warrier and KC Cariappa as replacements for the injured pace duo of Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi in the upcoming edition of the league, starting March 23.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
FIIs bullish, buzz points to stability ahead (Market Watch)
Markets were on a roll in the last week and gained on all five days even though Thursday's gains could be termed as flat. BSE SENSEX gained 1,352.89 points or 3.69% to close at 38,024.32 points. NIFTY gained 391.45 points or 3.55% to close at 11,426.85 points. BSE MIDCAP was up 2.48% while BSESMALLCAP was up 2.12%. These two that led the rally three weeks ago have slowed down, but have certainly not lost the momentum. There have been changes in the groups and under the 'ASM advanced surveillance mechanism, margins on big gainers has increased manifold reducing the activity in those counters.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Morocco can be India's gateway to Europe, W. Africa'
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Morocco could serve as a gateway for India's exports to Europe, West Africa and the US due to a plethora of trade treaties with several countries and entities, a high-ranking official of the North African nation's industry chamber has said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ED's focus on Rs 234 cr received by Deepak Talwar
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) An amount of Rs 234 crore received in two bank accounts of Deepak Talwar is among multiple hidden money trails the Enforcement Directorate (ED) wants to establish during questioning of the corporate lobbyist who is in Tihar Jail over his alleged involvement in liaising for the purchase of 43 aircraft for Indian Airlines from French company Airbus in 2005.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
How Motorola lost its grip in India
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Lenovo-owned handset major Motorola may have become popular in the global smartphone market in recent years but it has failed to cement its position in India, which is the second largest smartphone market in the world.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Apple Watch can safely detect irregular heartbeat
San Francisco, March 17 (IANS) Apple Watch can detect and notify users when they experience irregular heart rhythms, finds a study demonstrating the ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Dear Comrade', Vijay sure knows how to kiss
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Telugu cinemas most rapidly rising star Vijay Deverakonda is ready with his next release titled "Dear Comrade", which will be his biggest release to date in four languages Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
El NiƱo might upset monsoon this year: Report
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) El Nino may make a comeback this year to upset the expectations of a good monsoon, according to the latest report by the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Shah Faesal launches J&K People's Movement
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) Former IAS officer Shah Faesal launched a new political party at an impressive public rally here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Day after Odisha MLA quits Congress, joins BJP
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Congress MLA from Salepur constituency in Odisha, Prakash Chandra Behera, on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party here in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Valtteri Bottas wins Australia GP for Mercedes
Melbourne, March 17 (IANS) Mercedes team Formula One (F1) driver Valtteri Bottas won his first champion in the Australian Grand Prix held in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Hyderabad man slain in mosque attack to get NZ burial
Hyderabad, March 17 (IANS) Farhaj Ahsan, one of the two men from Telangana, killed in the Christchurch terror attack, will be buried in New Zealand itself, his family said here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion,Terrorism
Patnaik likely to contest from western Odisha
Bhubaneswar, March 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said he is considering contesting elections from western Odisha.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Kashmiri trader assaulted, looted in Kolkata
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) A 28-year-old Kashmiri shawl trader was assaulted and looted in West Bengal's Kolkata. The accused has been arrested, police said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Men, machinery and mind of RSS behind BJP's poll power punch
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Earlier this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah met Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and attended Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS), the highest decision-making body of the ideological fountainhead of the ruling dispensation, to seek support for the Lok Sabha battle.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDA announces seat sharing in Bihar
Patna, March 17 (IANS) The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Sunday announced the seat sharing in Bihar for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
I still don't feel famous: Singer Prateek Kuhad
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) He has screaming fans at shows who sing along with him whenever he hits the stage with his guitar. But singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad, popular in the indie music scene for his songs such as "cold/mess" and "Tum jab paas", says he doesn't feel famous.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chamling starts campaign for 6th term as Sikkim CM
Gangtok, March 17 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, seeking his sixth straight term, has launched his campaign. He boarded a taxi from here to Namchi in solidarity with the drivers' fraternity highlighting their role as "ambassadors" of the state.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
LMIFW celebrates sari's multiplicity at finale
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Popular designers such as Rimzim Dadu, Rohit Bal and Wendell Rodricks celebrated the multiplicity of sari on the runway of the Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) grand finale on Saturday here.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NDA announces seat sharing in Bihar
Patna, March 17 (IANS) The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Sunday announced the seat sharing in Bihar for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Golden Globes sets 2020 date
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has set next years Golden Globes ceremony for January 5, 2020.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ex-SC judge Justice P.C. Ghose to be India's 1st Lokpal
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Sunday recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sindhu & co look at India Open to bring cheer for fans
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The initial few months of 2019 haven't gone well for the Indian shuttlers as the likes of P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikant and Parupalli Kashyap have failed to reproduce the magic they have shown in the last couple of seasons.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Gambhir thanks fans, critics after receiving Padma Shri
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Former India opener Gautam Gambhir is well known for speaking out his mind on various issues and the hero of India's two World Cup winning campaigns in 2007 and 2011 has once again taken a dig at his critics.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
3 killed, 6 injured in Pakistan train blast
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) Three persons were killed and six others injured after a blast at a passenger train in Pakistan's Balochistan area on Sunday, police said.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ex-Congress MLA joins BJP
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Congress MLA from Salepur constituency in Odisha, Prakash Chandra Behera, on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party here in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Fire in IOC refinery in Panipat kills one
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) One worker was killed and two others sustained serious burn injuries following a major fire at the Indian Oil Corp's Panipat refinery in Haryana, police said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan is global terror state: Kashmiri Pandits
Houston (US), March 17 (IANS) The Houston chapters of Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) and Friends of India Society International took out a protest against Pakistans state policy on terrorism that has penetrated deep into India and spread its tentacles globally.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Stability of solar cells in near space tested
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) Chinese researchers have found that solar cells can retain most of their power conversion efficiency in near space, providing perspectives on the cells' future application in space.
2019-03-17
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Priyanka assures transformation of UP politics
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Ahead of her Ganga boat ride from Prayagraj to Varanasi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday assured the people of transforming politics in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Don't have vision to be director: Swara Bhasker
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker, who is set to try her hand at producing films, says she does not want to direct movies as she does not have the skill or vision of a director.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Ali Fazal excited to work with Saif for first time
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal says he cannot wait to begin working with actor Saif Ali Khan on their upcoming film "Bhoot Police". This will be their first film together.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Truck with explosives seized in Bengal, 1 arrested
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) West Bengal's Crime Investigation Department (CID) has seized a truck laden with a large cache of explosives from Birbhum district, a senior officer said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Pandit Chhannu Lal may not propose Modi's name again
Varanasi, March 17 (IANS) Disappointed with the Uttar Pradesh and central governments for failing to recognize his contribution to classical music, well-known classical singer Pt. Chhannu Lal can have his own way to protest: he may not become a proposer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's candidature, this time.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Dangal 2019,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Christchurch attack: Adern questions Facebook
Christchurch, March 17 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday said she intends to ask Facebook how the Christchurch gunman, who slaughtered 50 people during Friday prayers, was able to livestream the massacre.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
LIC may propose 3-5 year time for IDBI Bank stake cut
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The country's largest life insurer Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) may propose a timeline of 3-5 years for cutting down its stake in the recently acquired IDBI Bank to comply with insurance regulator Irdai's norm of 15 per cent stake in a listed investee firm.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DoT refers BSNL 4G spectrum to TRAI under pressure
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Department of Telecom has sent a communication to the sector regulator TRAI seeking its views on the possibility of giving 4G spectrum to BSNL outside auction under a preferential equity infusion route.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Chowkidar Narendra Modi, PM flaunts prefix
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A day after launching the "Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)" campaign on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday changed the title of his Twitter account to "Chowkidar Narendra Modi".
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Darshan on facing challenges to become an actor
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Actor Darshan Kumaar, who is working on his next film "PM Narendra Modi", says there are many challenges when one tries to break into the Hindi film industry.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Beri to deepen Uzbekistan, India's cultural ties
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Popular Indian fashion designer Ritu Beri has been appointed as the Cultural and Tourism Ambassador of Uzbekistan in India by the Ministry of Tourism of Uzbekistan.
2019-03-17
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
7, including police chief, killed in Afghan attacks
Kabul, March 17 (IANS) At least seven people, including a senior police officer, have been killed and three others injured in two separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan, authorities said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Fact checkers alone can't curb fake news (Dangal 2019)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) As the proliferation of disinformation on social media platforms has given rise to a new breed of fact checkers, their efforts may not be enough to counter the impact of fake news during the course of the general election.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Dangal 2019,Politics,Technology
YSRCP announces lists for LS, Assembly seats
Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh), March 17 (IANS) YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Sunday announced candidates for the remaining 17 Lok Sabha seats and all 175 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Household Wi-Fi might be your worst nightmare
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) If the home Wi-Fi is what makes you feel secure for online transactions (including bitcoins), official work or sharing personal and sensitive data from the comfort of your bed, be very, very warned.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Goa BJP meeting on Parrikar succession plan
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The Goa BJP's core committee met on Sunday to discuss a succession plan in view of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's failing health.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Celina on appointment of 'intimacy superviser'
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Actress Celina Jaitly has explained why an 'intimacy superviser was appointed for her short film directed by journalist-author Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indonesia floods: Death toll rises to 63
Jakarta, March 17 (IANS) The death toll in the flash floods that hit Indonesia's Papua province rose to 63 on Sunday even as rescue operations are underway to search for the dozens missing, a disaster official said.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Chowkidar Narendra Modi a hit, others follow
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A day after launching the "Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)" campaign on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday changed the title of his Twitter account to "Chowkidar Narendra Modi".
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Michael Madsen lands key role in Madhavan's 'Silence'
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) International actor Michael Madsen, best known for his work in films such as "Reservoir Dogs" and "Kill Bill" among many more, has been roped in for a crucial role in the upcoming R. Madhavan and Anushka Shetty starrer multi-lingual thriller "Silence".
2019-03-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Fire' to 'Made In Heaven': Shabana lauds change
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) From 1996 when her film "Fire" showcased a homosexual relationship to 2019 when a web series like "Made In Heaven" has tackled the LGBTQ subject with deft, veteran actress Shabana Azmi has witnessed a change worth applauding.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Social media shaping young 'digital natives'
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Nearly 1.5 crore young "digital natives", set to cast their first vote in the seven-phase election starting from April 11, are busy scouting through candidates' social media profiles to check on their backgrounds and their contribution towards the society.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Dangal 2019,Politics,Technology
Christchurch was 'lone wolf' attack
Christchurch, March 17 (IANS) The man charged for Friday's twin mosque attacks in this New Zealand city is believed to have acted alone. Three others arrested were not involved, police said.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
1 killed after fire in Panipat refinery
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) One employee was killed and two others sustained serious burn injuries following a major fire at the Panipat refinery in Haryana, police said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Youth rams Australian mosque gates, shouts abuses
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) A youth rammed his car into the gates of a mosque in Australia's Queensland and shouted offensive remarks at the worshipers inside, police has said.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion,Defence/Security
Air India to turn financially attractive before divestment
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) More investments with strict riders have been planned to make Air India financially attractive before starting any new round of divestment, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu has said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Kyle Massey sued for sending explicit images to minor
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Former "Thats So Raven" star Kyle Massey is being sued for reportedly sending explicit photographs, texts and videos to a 13-year-old girl.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Profit booking to spark volatility in equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Short-term volatility may persist in key Indian equity indices, as profit booking dents investors' risk-taking appetite during the upcoming trade week, market observers said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Trinamool terrorising my supporters: Arjun Singh
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) New BJP joinee Arjun Singh on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress of fomenting violence and terrorising his supporters, and claimed that despite his new avatar, workers of West Bengal's ruling party will vote for him from Barrackpore constituency.
2019-03-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
AIADMK releases list of constituencies for LS polls
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK on Sunday released the list of Lok Sabha constituencies that the party and its allies would contest from in the upcoming general elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
1 killed, 3 injured in landslide in J&K's Ramban
Jammu, March 17 (IANS) One person was killed and three others injured on Sunday in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Smith, Warner reunite with Australian cricket team
Dubai, March 17 (IANS) With the one year ban on Steve Smith and David Warner for their involvement in the Sandpaper Gate controversy in South Africa ending later this month, the duo have reunited with the Australian cricket team ahead of the series against Pakistan here.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Priyanka Gandhi in Lucknow to meet party workers
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) Congress General Secretary and eastern Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday arrived here to meet party workers and office bearers ahead of her boatride from Prayagraj to Varanasi.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Now Spotify hits back, calls Apple 'monopolist'
San Francisco, March 17 (IANS) The tug of war between Spotify and Apple has intensified, with the Swedish music streaming service now calling Apple a "monopolist".
2019-03-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
FIIs may drive markets to fresh highs
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Institutional investors, responsible for most of the trading in the financial markets are betting big on Indian markets, especially, banking stocks, which may drive major indices to fresh highs ahead of the polls.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Christchurch victims' kin to get bodies soon: PM
Wellington, March 17 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday said bodies of those killed in the Christchurch mosques shooting will begin to be returned to their families starting with a small number.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Juventus coach dispels fears of Ronaldo's ban
Rome, March 17 (IANS) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said he does not think his Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to be banned from European club competitions for the way he celebrated his team's 3-0 defeat of Atletico Madrid this Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League round-of-16.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Real Madrid top Celta Vigo 2-0 in Zidane's return
Madrid, March 17 (IANS) Isco and Gareth Bale scored a goal apiece to give Real Madrid a 2-0 victory over Celta Vigo in the first match of Zinedine Zidane's second stint as head coach of the Spanish-league powerhouse.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
IPL will help in World Cup preparation: Kirsten
Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS) Former India pacer Ashish Nehra and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) coach Gary Kirsten feels playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will help the Indian cricketers in their preparation for the upcoming 2019 World Cup.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Atletico Madrid suffers 2-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao
Bilbao (Spain), March 17 (IANS) Atletico Madrid capped off a week to forget with a 2-0 away loss to Athletic Bilbao in a La Liga clash, a defeat that could leave them 10 points behind first-placed FC Barcelona by the end of the weekend.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Facebook under lens for 'covering up' data scandal
London, March 17 (IANS) Federal prosecutors in the US are now probing whether top executives of Facebook, mired in data breaches, were aware of data harvesting by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Workshops on intimate scenes is important: Kalki
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) National award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin, who has observed a behavioural change among men after the prominence of #MeToo movement in India, says workshops ahead of performing any intimate scene is important.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Budding talent: Filmmaking gives freedom, confidence to young girls (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) In a packed auditorium, a short film begins with the opening scene of a young woman worried about attending a meeting with her injured foot. Her friend cautions her that if she does not wear high heels she wont be able to make a good impression. The woman heeds the advice but even before she can make it to the meeting, she stumbles and her heels fall off.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,Human Interest/Society,IANS Special Series
Onus on players to strike balance: Ashwin on IPL-WC
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Echoing similar sentiments with India skipper Virat Kohli, ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin believes the cricketers will have to themselves keep a check on their workload during the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), starting March 23.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Bright sunny Sunday in Delhi, average AQI 278
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) It was a bright and sunny Sunday morning in here with the minimum temperature recorded three notches below normal at 13.8 degrees Celsius, and the average air quality index touching 280.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
IPL 2019: Kohli want Indian players to be smart
Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS) With the proximity of the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) and the 2019 World Cup, managing workload by Indian cricketers is being seen as a major issue, however, skipper Virat Kohli feels any player should be smart enough to deal with it.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Dhinakaran's AMMK issues 1st list for upcoming polls
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) party led by T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Sunday released its first list of candidates in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Christchurch was a 'lone wolf' attack: Police
Christchurch, March 17 (IANS) The man charged for Friday's twin mosque attacks in this New Zealand city is believed to have acted alone, police said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Received gunman's manifesto 9 mins before attack'
Wellington, March 17 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday said she received the Christchurch gunman's 'manifesto' barely nine minutes before the attack.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Terrorism
Kohli says there're no juniors-seniors in team:Shaw
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) He is considered as one of the most talented youngsters among the current crop of cricketers and Prithvi Shaw is looking to make it count as he works his way back to the national team after an injury lay-off.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Masood Azhar and China veto: What Modi can do now (Column: Political Calculus)
Masood Azhar is a dangerous name. A global terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) under the UN Resolution 1267.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,National,Opinion/Commentary,Terrorism
Thiem beats Raonic, advance to Indian Wells final
Indian Wells (US), March 17 (IANS) The Austrian Dominic Thiem will contest the Indian Wells final after beating Canadian Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 in two hours and 31 minutes.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
42 killed, many missing in Indonesia flash floods
Jakarta, March 17 (IANS) More than 40 people have died and dozens are missing as flash floods hit Indonesia's Papua province, a disaster official said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Cole Sprouse loves spending time with Lili Reinhart
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) "Riverdale" star Cole Sprouse says he loves spending "quality time" with his actress-girlfriend Lili Reinhart.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bangladesh cricketers fly home from New Zealand
Dhaka, March 17 (IANS) Players and staff of the Bangladesh cricket team which narrowly escaped terror attack on two New Zealand mosques have returned to Dhaka.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket,Terrorism
'Downton Abbey' movie is beautiful: Joanne Froggatt
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Actress Joanne Froggatt has promised that the "Downton Abbey" movie will feature everything fans loved about the TV show.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
LS polls: Ex-Arunachal CM Tuki to take on Rijiju
Itanagar, March 17 (IANS) The Congress in Arunachal Pradesh has decided to field former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki against BJP leader and Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in Arunachal West seat in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Death toll rises to 50 in NZ mosque attacks
Wellington, March 17 (IANS) The death toll from the terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch has risen to 50 as one more victim was found at one of the shooting scenes, the police said on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Stacey Solomon curious about having a baby girl
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Singer Stacey Solomon says she is curious about the prospect of having a baby girl with beau Joe Swash.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US envoy to discuss Venezuela with Russian officials
Washington, March 17 (IANS) The US envoy for Venezuela will meet Russian officials on Venezuelan crisis, said the US State Department has said.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
#MeToo movement hasn't made big impact: Lily Allen
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen says the #MeToo movement has not made big enough of an impact and thinks people are ignoring important issues.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Hollywood
Congress releases fourth list for LS polls
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday night released its fourth list of party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, fielding Shashi Tharoor from Thiruvananthapuram, former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki from Arunachal West constituency and former MP Harender Malik from Kairana.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Saara Aalto's homosexuality opened new doors
London, March 17 (IANS) Pop star Saara Aalto's honesty about being a homosexual woman has brought her "new opportunities" because she does not fit the stereotype.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Congress releases fourth list for LS polls
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday night released its fourth list of party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rahul to campaign in Manipur, northeast next week
Imphal, March 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will kick-start the party's poll campaign in Manipur and two other northeastern states next week, party leaders said on Saturday.
2019-03-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
YSRCP announces nine Lok Sabha candidates
Hyderabad, March 16 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party on Saturday night announced candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress releases Kerala candidates list, Thomas axed
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 16 (IANS) The Congress, which is contesting 16 of Kerala's 20 Lok Sabha seats, on Saturday announced 12 of its candidates. While most of its eight sitting MPs have been re-nominated, a shock exclusion was of former Union Minister K.V. Thomas.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
3 Indians killed in NZ mosque attacks, some missing (Intro Night Lead)
Hyderabad/Thrissur (Kerala), March 16 (IANS) Two men from Telangana and a woman post-graduate student from Kerala's Thrissur were among the 49 people killed in Friday's terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch, while the whereabouts of at least two visitors from Gujarat were not known.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Terrorism
Pakistan showed limited focus in Kartarpur talks: Sources
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Pakistan showed narrow, limited focus during the talks on the modalities of the Kartarpur corridor on Thursday, informed sources said here on Saturday and noted that this was contrary to the perception that Islamabad had sought to create about having a very generous approach in the issue.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Cong seals poll pact with Apna Dal faction
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday sealed an alliance with the Krishna Patel-led faction of the Apna Dal in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections, a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) finalised a seat sharing deal with the Apna Dal (Sone Lal), the other faction of the party led by Anupriya Patel, a Minister of State in the Narendra Modi government.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
MP boy tops GATE 2019, scores 989 of 1000 marks
Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Twenty-one-year-old Shashank Mangal has brought laurels to Madhya Pradesh by securing the first rank in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019 with near-100 per cent marks.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Education
Iffco Chowk underpass to be opened on Sunday
Gurugram, (16 March) The much awaited Iffco Chowk underpass here will be opened for public on Sunday.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy
Sacked IPS officer sees hope in Rajasthan HC order
Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) Former Rajasthan cadre IPS officer Pankaj Chaudhary, dismissed earlier this month from the service for alleged extra-marital affair, has exuded confidence that he shall make a comeback while referring to a Rajasthan High Court order, issued on Friday.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NZ gunman wrote 'Indian invaders' in his 'manifesto'
Christchurch, March 16 (IANS) Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old main suspect in the Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand that claimed 49 lives, had apparently an aversion for immigrants, including from India, according to a "manifesto" received by the Prime Minister's Office there.
2019-03-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Doctors not hopeful of Parrikar recovery: Deputy Speaker
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Doctors examining ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar aren't saying he will recover, Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said on Saturday.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
EC bars manifesto release 48 hours before vote day
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) here on Saturday barred political parties from releasing election manifestos in the last 48 hours of the voting day in the multi-phase Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No alliance with Congress, BJP: PPA Chairman
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Days after the Congress in Arunachal Pradesh announced an alliance with the Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA), the regional party on Saturday said it would maintain equal distance from the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-03-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
'Patient' India to get Azhar branded as global terrorist
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India will show patience for as long as it takes to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar designated as global terrorist by the United Nations and will not cut any deal on the issue, informed sources said on Saturday, days after China put the proposal on hold at a meeting of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Trinamool was suffocating, BJP is better: Arjun Singh
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Returning here to a tumultuous welcome from his followers after joining the BJP, former Trinamool Congress strongman Arjun Singh on Saturday said he was confident of victory if his new party nominated him as its Lok Sabha poll candidate from Barrackpore.
2019-03-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modicare a hoax, excludes outpatient care: Congress
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said the much publicised Ayushman Bharat scheme, also known as Modicare, was a "jumla" (hoax) as it excludes outpatient treatment, which constitutes 87 per cent of patients.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Congress seals alliance with Apna Dal faction in UP
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday sealed an alliance with the Krishna Patel-led faction of the Apna Dal in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections, a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) finalised a seat sharing deal with the Apna Dal (Sone Lal), the other faction of the party led by Anupriya Patel, a Minister of State in the Narendra Modi government.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
GJM's Gurung may be in Darjeeling before LS poll: BJP
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Fugitive Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung might come back to the Darjeeling hills before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls if he gets bail and emerge as a key factor in the coming elections, BJP's West Bengal President Dilip Ghosh said on Saturday.
2019-03-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
29 medical device firms found violating norms
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) has decided to issue show cause notices to the 29 medical device units, which were found to be violating the norms of selling and manufacturing orthopaedic implants.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BJP ally names own candidates for Tripura LS seats
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) In a first major setback to the year-old BJP-led coalition government in Tripura, alliance partner IPFT on Saturday announced their own nominees for the state's two Lok Sabha seats.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Parrikar stable now, not on life-support: Ministers
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health condition has been fluctuating for several days and had only briefly worsened on Saturday morning, Union Minister Shripad Naik said.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Time for son to take over Chhindwara: Kamal Nath
Chhindwara, March 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Saturday said he wanted to hand over the responsibility of Chhindwara, which he has been serving for decades, to his son Nakul Nath.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India takes up with US use of F-16 by Pakistan
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India has shared its concerns with the US on use of defence systems exported to Pakistan being used in "offensive action" against it, informed sources said here and noted that Washington could publicly clarify the issue in the coming days.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Congress would have acted after Pulwama: Amarinder
Chandigarh, March 16 (IANS) While supporting the air strikes inside Pakistan by the Indian Air Force, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that "any government of the day, including the Congress, would have retaliated after the Pulwama (terror) attack".
2019-03-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Will target terrorists at 'point of origin':Jaitley
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government has evolved a new security doctrine in which terrorists will be targeted "at their point of origin".
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
CPI-M releases 1st list, repeats 8 of 9 sitting MPs
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The CPI-M on Saturday released its first list of 45 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, which includes eight of its nine sitting MPs.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Two Indians killed in NZ mosque attacks, some missing
Hyderabad/Thrissur (Kerala), March 16 (IANS) A software engineer from Hyderabad and a woman post-graduate student from Kerala's Thrissur were among the 49 people killed in Friday's terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch, while the whereabouts of at least two visitors from Gujarat where not known.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Terrorism
BRO engineer goes missing in J&K's Kupwara
Srinagar, March 16 (IANS) A Border Roads Organization (BRO) engineer has gone missing in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said on Saturday.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Robert Redford to retire, should've done so years ago (COlumn: Bollywood Spotlight)
There is nothing more painful in life than death. And even more painful is the realisation that even our most iconic heroes must age.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
LS Speaker gives up security, protocol vehicles
Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday announced that she was giving up her Z-plus security as well as the protocol vehicles that formed part of her cavalcade in her capacity as the Speaker in the Lower House.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata violated model code of conduct: Left to EC
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) The Left Front has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by announcing "her party's programme from the state secretariat."
2019-03-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
AAP's SC/ST arm chief quits party citing corruption
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The chief of Aam Aadmi Party's SC/ST wing Karm Singh (Karma) here on Saturday quit the party citing "corruption" as the reason for his decision.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sikkimese youth endorse many government policies, seek more opportunities
Gangtok, March 16 (IANS) Sikkim's youths, who will form a significant demographic in the upcoming elections, are happy with certain progressive policies of the government of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling but want more youth-centric policies to open up more jobs and opportunities for them.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Rahul sets hectic schedule for polls, frames narrative
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi has set a hectic pace of campaign for the Lok Sabha polls visiting six states in the past week and has outlined the partys electoral thrust to raise social and economic issues including jobs, healthcare and farm loans to oust the Modi government.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chamling kicks off election campaign in Sikkim
Gangtok, March 16 (IANS) Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) President Pawan Chamling, the country's longest-serving Chief Minister, kicked off poll campaign here on Saturday with a brief rally and a declaration that the people of the state should prepare the agenda of the government and the same will be implemented within 100 days of formation of the new government.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No interviews just before polling, EC to politicians
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday asked leaders of all political parties to not give any media interviews during the "silence period", or 48 hours before start of polling when campaigning comes to end.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Smirking NZ shooter charged with murder (3rd Lead)
Christchurch, March 16 (IANS) Twenty-eight-year-old Brenton Tarrant, the main suspect in the Christchurch terror attack that claimed 49 lives, was charged with murder at a court here on Saturday as New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to change the country's gun laws.
2019-03-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Appoint chief observer from outside Bengal: BJP
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Demanding 'free and fair' elections in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Saturday urged the Election Commission to appoint chief state observer from outside the "sensitive" West Bengal to oversee the poll process, including the functioning of the office of state Chief Electoral Officer.
2019-03-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP's Tripura ally announces its own LS candidates
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) In a first major setback to the year-old BJP-led coalition government in Tripura, alliance partner IPFT on Saturday announced their own nominees for the state's two Lok Sabha seats.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rahul Gandhi mimics Modi at rally in Dehradun
Dehradun, March 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday mimicked Prime Minister Narendra Modi twice over the Pulwama terror attack and the Rafale deal at an election rally here.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Status of Gujarati visitors to Christchurch unclear
Gandhinagar, March 16 (IANS) The whereabouts of a few Gujaratis who were visiting New Zealand's Christchurch, where 49 persons were killed in a deadly terror attack on two mosques on Friday, remained unclear on Saturday.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diaspora,Terrorism
Joint surgery may shoot up sugar level in diabetics
New York, March 16 (IANS) People with diabetes who undergo joint replacement surgery are at higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar levels after the operation, increasing their chances of developing infections and other complications, a new study suggested.
2019-03-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hyderabad man killed in NZ terror attack
Hyderabad, March 16 (IANS) A man from Hyderabad was killed in the horrific terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch on Friday, his family said here on Saturday.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Terrorism
Football mess in India after Super Cup saga
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India have won the bid to host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020, which is great news for football lovers in the country. India have been able to add another feather to their cap after successfully hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup (boys).
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Hatred is never benign: Priyanka on NZ shooting
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Expressing condolences over the deaths in the shooting in two mosques in New Zealand, Congress General Secretary and eastern Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said hatred is "never benign".
2019-03-16
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Youth arrested for sexual abuse, blackmail in TN
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Even as the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case continues to be a burning issue, a taxi driver was arrested in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam on a similar charge, police said.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala PG student killed in New Zealand firing
Thrissur (Kerala), March 16 (IANS) Ancy Ali, a 25-year-old Keralite female student, was among the 49 people killed in the horrific terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, the Kerala Police said.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Terrorism
Pollachi traders plan rally, bandh on March 19
Pollachi/Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Traders in Pollachi are planning a protest shutdown on Tuesday and a rally to demand a court-monitored probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the serial sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BJP backers try to corner Congress with #Dalal_List
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With Twitter becoming a hotbed of politics ahead of the 2019 general election, supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tried to sway the social media mood on Saturday in its favour by posting tweets with #Dalal_List.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Defections in Odisha pick up ahead of elections
Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) Leaders switching loyalties ahead of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha have been proving a a major headache for political parties.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
IPL: South Africa yet to decide on release of players
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) While the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to start in a week from now, there is tension brewing in South Africa as Cricket South Africa (CSA) is undecided on when they wish to release their players for the T20 league in India.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bengaluru sees protest against elevated corridor
Bengaluru, March 16 (IANS) Hundreds of people took to the streets here on Saturday to protest against the Karnataka government's proposed elevated corridor project, citing environmental concerns.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pollachi case: Anger, frustration grips town
Pollachi (Tamil Nadu), March 16 (IANS) Anger simmers in the town since surfacing of murky details of the sexual abuse-blackmail case that shredded the town's reputation. What has shocked the residents most is that the key accused turned out to be the boys next door.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
On Kartarpur, Amarinder sceptical of Pakistan intention
Chandigarh, March 16 (IANS) Raising serious doubts about Pakistan's intention behind opening the Kartarpur Corridor, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that he did not trust Pakistan's agenda as it "is nefarious and political, and aimed at exploiting the sentiments of the Sikhs".
2019-03-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Tripura's elite troopers to be deployed on poll duties in other states (Dangal 2019)
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) The elite Tripura State Rifles (TSR), which had earlier performed election duties in more than 12 states, besides at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, would be deployed in some eastern states to facilitate peaceful Lok Sabha elections, a senior official said here on Saturday.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sisters in Coimbatore petition for gun licence
Coimbatore, March 16 (IANS) Two young sisters on Saturday petitioned the Coimbatore District Collector for a gun licence for self-protection after the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail incident triggered protests in parts of Tamil Nadu.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Rahul's campaign built on fake issues: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Accusing the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi of raising "manufactured issues" in their electoral campaign, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said if those "fake" issues were taken out of Gandhi's speech, nothing will be left.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Fake news imperils Rajasthan peace, cops helpless
Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) A fake news that the Rajasthan government has allowed namaz at the Kumbhalgarh Fort of Udaipur has gone viral on the social media and the polics are showing their inability to take any action.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
NZ killer's rifles had white supremacist graffiti
Wellington, March 16 (IANS) Twenty-eight-year-old Brenton Tarrant, the main suspect in the deadly terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, opened fire on worshippers using rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti after listening to a song glorifying a Bosnian Serb war criminal.
2019-03-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion,Terrorism
Newbies may test regular J&K parties (Lead, correcting para 18) (Dangal 2019)
Jammu/Srinagar, March 16 (IANS) Although the main battle in the Lok Sabha and the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be between traditional rivals, yet the fate of many new faces who have thrown their hats into the ring would be keenly watched.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Danish Ali joined BSP with JD-S assent: Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru, March 16 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister and JD-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday said party General Secretary Danish Ali joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) with the party's consent.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Aussie senator egged over anti-immigration stance
Canberra, March 16 (IANS) Far-right Australian Senator Fraser Anning who blamed the New Zealand terror attack on Muslim immigration was egged at an event in Melbourne city on Saturday and slammed by the country's politicians for his comments.
2019-03-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Taimur does not starve: Kareena
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) After her son Taimur Ali Khan was trolled on social media, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan gave a befitting reply to get back at the trollers.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress stakes claim to form govt in Goa
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) On a day when reports suggested that ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's condition has worsened, the Congress in Goa on Saturday staked claim to form the government in the coastal state.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Lt Gen Singh visits forward locations in Ladakh
Srinagar, March 16 (IANS) Northern Command Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh on Saturday visited the forward locations in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region.
2019-03-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security