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Mechanism for speedy completion of strategic divestment approved
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved a new mechanism to expedite strategic divestment in select public sector firms.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UP floods: 400 evacuated from India-Nepal border area
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Sashastra Seema Bal has evacuated 400 people from the flood-affected Uttar Pradesh villages along the India-Nepal border, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
World Bank pledges $24 mn to enhance India's forest ecosystem services
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Finance Ministry and the World Bank on Wednesday signed a grant agreement of $24.64 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for ecosystem service improvement project, said an official.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
HC quashes DGCA notification on excess baggage fee
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Wednesday quashed a circular issued by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) by which Rs 100 per kg fee was fixed for excess checked-in baggage of 15-20 kilos on private airlines.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
JD-U asks Sharad Yadav not to attend Lalu's Patna rally
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United, which removed Sharad Yadav as its leader in the Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday asked the former party president not to attend RJD chief Lalu Prasad's 'Desh Bachao' (Save the Country) rally in Patna on August 27.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Auto thief who drove away with police vehicle held
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A notorious automobile thief who had stolen vehicles, including a police vehicle fitted with flashlights, for outstation joyrides has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There is an undeclared Emergency on media: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said there is an "undeclared Emergency" on radio, television and newspapers in the country, after reports that public broadcaster Prasar Bharati had censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
SC seeks details of flat buyers of Unitech's Gurugram project
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Delhi Police to furnish details of the number of flat buyers of Unitech's project in Gurugram who had approached it for registering cases and the total amount owed by the real estate company to them.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Bihar flood victims protest over lack of relief materials
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Hundreds of flood victims in Bihar's worst hit Kishanganj and West Champaran district on Wednesday staged protests demanding adequate distribution of relief materials and assistance.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Wipro to manage Bangladesh telecom firm's IT services
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Wednesday announced that it had won a five-year deal to manage the IT infrastructure and services of Bangladesh's leading telecom operator Grameenphone Ltd.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology,Business/Economy
Three thieves arrested, four guns seized
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Three thieves in their 20s have been arrested here and four country-made guns and three stolen motorcycles recovered from them, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man stabbed to death by robbers, three held
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A man was stabbed to death after he and his friend were robbed of money in outer Delhi by three persons who have since been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Public sector presence holding back Indian economy'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The "overwhelming" presence of the public sector, which has almost two-thirds share in the banking industry, is holding back the Indian economy, an expert said here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Flight attendant falls from 4th floor flat, dies in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A flight attendant of a private airlines died under mysterious circumstances reportedly after falling from her flat on the fourth floor of an apartment in North 24 Parganas district's Kestopur, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six Grand Slam singles champions to compete in 2017 WTA Wuhan Open
Wuhan (China), Aug 16 (IANS) The star-studded line-up at the 2017 WTA Wuhan Open will feature 17 of the world's top 20 tennis players, including six Grand Slam singles champions, the organisers said here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Dera chief case: Home Ministry apprised of situation by Punjab, Haryana
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Top officials of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday apprised the Home Ministry of the situation in the two states ahead of an impending court's verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over one lakh affected by Meghalaya flood
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Over one lakh persons have been affected by floods in the Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers, the waters of which have inundated 136 villages in western Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid Doklam row, India, China discuss border peace after Ladakh scuffle (Roundup)
Beijing/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As a tense military standoff in Doklam entered the third month, senior Indian and Chinese army officers discussed another border row on Wednesday, a day after troops of the two countries scuffled and threw stones at each other in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh sector.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Government should stop bullets, brickbats: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his observations on the Kashmir issue in his Independence Day speech, the Congress on Wednesday said "brickbats and bullets" should stop coming from the government and BJP's side and they should start the dialogue process.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
SpiceJet launches third flight under Udan scheme
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said it has launched services on the Hyderabad-Puducherry sector.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi meets all-women crew set to sail around globe
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met the six women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel INSV Tarini.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
JNUSU calls commission findings on Vemula suicide 'stupid'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The report that said Rohith Vemula was not a Dalit and that his suicide was not a result of any political and administrative discrimination was dismissed by the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) on Wednesday as "stupid" and just another act in a series of "manipulatory tactics" by the Centre.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Ghana's minister endorses 'punctuality campaign'
Accra, Aug 16 (IANS/MAP) Ghana's Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffour Awuah has endorsed the "Punctuality Ghana" campaign with a call upon Ghanaians, both in the public and private sectors, to be time-conscious.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Ghana,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Rs 1,000 cr fund to develop Odisha's mining-affected areas
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) The Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC) has received a Rs 1,000 crore fund for development of mining-affected areas in the state, including Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda and Mayurbhanj, said an official on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Food grains output estimated at 275.68 million tonnes
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Total food grains output for the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be at a "record" 275.68 million tonnes, the Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BSE, PHDCCI joins hands for info exchange on unemployment
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) for exchange of information on unemployment and consumer sentiments in the country.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nepal, China sign three accords
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) Nepal and China have signed three agreements related to economic and technical cooperation, promotion of Chinese investment and economic cooperation, as well as oil and gas exploration in Nepal.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
US designates Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist organisation
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The US Department of State on Wednesday designated Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Franchises from Guwahati, Ahmedabad join PBL
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) will become an eight-team affair in the next edition with two franchises from Guwahati and Ahmedabad being confirmed to join the existing six teams, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Cabinet nod to India-Sweden MoU on IPRs
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the MoU between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), officials said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
After JHMS, more films to be shot in Portugal: Ambassador
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) After the Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer "Jab Harry Met Sejal", more Bollywood films are scheduled to be shot in Portugal, Indian Ambassador to Portugal Nandini Singla said here on Wednesday, pushing for a more productive relationship between the two countries.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
RBI advises banks to make Aadhaar card linkage mandatory for crop loans
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday advised commercial banks to make Aadhaar cards linkage mandatory for farmers to avail short-term crop loans in 2017-18.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Naqvi discusses sea route for Haj pilgrims with Saudi envoy
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday discussed the option of sending Haj pilgrims from India through the sea route with Saudi Arabian Ambassador Mohammed Alsati, who called on him at his office.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
LeT commander Ayub Lalhari killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Notching another major success, security forces killed top LeT commander Ayub Lalhari on Wednesday in a gunfight in Pulwama district, days after Hizbul Mujahideen's top commander Yasin Itoo was killed in a gunfight in Shopian.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Huge relief for knee implant patients as regulator caps prices
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Wednesday fixed the price for primary knee replacement of titanium alloy at Rs 38,740 while the price for revision knee replacement of any material was pegged at Rs 62,770.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Junior Shotgun World Cup to start in Italy
Porpetto (Italy), Aug 16 (IANS) A 23-member Indian squad will take part in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup (Shotgun) which is scheduled to start here on Thursday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
SEBI notifies relaxation of norms for acquisition of distressed companies
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Markets regulatory Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has relaxed the norms for takeover of distressed companies.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Export of over 22 carats gold purity items banned
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government has banned the export of items of gold purity of above 22 carat-level.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No confusion about figures by PM in I-Day speech: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In a bid to silence critics, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said there was no confusion in figures given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on black money deposited in banks after demonetisation.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Karunanidhi discharged from hospital
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) DMK President M. Karunanidhi was on Wednesday discharged from the Kauvery Hospital here after being admitted for a minor procedure, hospital officials said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Contrary stands by PM, RBI on black money recovered: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the "contrary stands" being taken by him and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the total amount of additional and black money that came back into the banking system after demonetisation.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Over one lakh people hit by flood in Meghalaya: Official
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 16 (IANS) Over one lakh persons have been affected by floods in the Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers, the waters of which have inundated 136 villages in western Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Doklam standoff enters third month; China asks India to withdraw
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China on Wednesday again told India to pull back its troops from Doklam where the standoff between their armies entered the third month.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service to have new posts
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government has approved creation of seven posts of Principal Director and 36 posts of Director on regular basis in the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
'For growth, banks have to transfer rate cut benefits to customers'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Effective transmission of the benefits of policy rate cuts by banks to their customers is the key to achieving non-inflationary growth, RBI Governor Urjit R. Patel has said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Johnson & Johnson, Chandigarh body to develop TB treatments
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Global pharma firm Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday signed an MoU with a Chandigarh-based microbial research body to develop innovative treatments for tuberculosis (TB).
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Indian, Chinese troops hold border meeting after Ladakh scuffle
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A day after a skirmish between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh, both sides held a Border Personnel Meeting on Wednesday at Chusul in the area, sources said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Cabinet nod to complete North Koel reservoir project
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval to complete the remaining work on the North Koel reservoir project that will provide irrigation to 1,11,521 hectares of land in the most drought prone areas of Jharkhand and Bihar, an official release said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab suspends two food inspectors for wheat pilferage
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Authorities in Punjab have placed two food inspectors under suspension and ordered a probe against them following large-scale pilferage of wheat from stored stocks.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Excited Rohit says vice-captaincy a huge honour
Kandy, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian batsman Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said that he is excited to step on to the field as the team's new vice-captain ahead of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series, beginning on August 20.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
NIA widens net in Kashmir terror money trail (Roundup)
Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The NIA on Wednesday widened its net in the Kashmir terror money trail and conducted searches at a dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir, including the houses of a prominent Kashmiri businessman and a lawyer - both said to be close to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' cleared by FCAT with eight cuts
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" has been cleared by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) with eight "minor and voluntary cuts". Its team is happy, says writer Ghalib Asad Bhopali.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN CM accuses Dinakaran of attempting to capture power through 'backdoor'
Cuddalore, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday accused Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran of trying to capture power and the AIADMK organisation through the "backdoor" which, he said, will not succeed at any time.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
DocOnline launches services in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) DocOnline, a virtual platform that provides access to doctor consulting services from anywhere, on Wednesday announced the launch of its services in Hyderabad.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Nothing has changed after 'Dangal': Sanya Malhotra
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra, who came into the limelight with her role as Aamir Khan's daughter in "Dangal", says she is still the same even after the film became a hit, and that the limelight has not made her a different person.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Banks to go ahead with August 22 nationwide strike
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on Wednesday declared that their nationwide strike call for August 22 stands as the talks with the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) in Mumbai have failed.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Violations on Blue Whale will be dealt with strictly: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Any violations of government instructions of removing all links which direct users to the dangerous online game "The Blue Whale Challenge" will be dealt with strictly, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Flood situation in parts of Bengal still alarming
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal continued to be "alarming" despite a let up in the incessant rains as many rivers in the area were still flowing well above the danger level, the state government said here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Time slot change, disclaimer recommended for 'Pehredaar Piya Ki'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) on Wednesday directed Sony Entertainment Television to shift its show "Pehredaar Piya Ki" -- in news for its odd plot -- to a late night slot, besides running it with a scroll stating that it does not promote the concept of child marriage.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Prasar Bharti denies it censored Tripura CM's I-Day speech
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) National Broadcaster Prasar Bharati on Wednesday refuted as "totally incorrect" the allegations that it censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics
LeT commander killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) A top LeT commander was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight between the security forces and the militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Manage your business travel better with 'Uber for Business'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) US-based cab-hailing app Uber on Wednesday introduced a key update to its "Uber for Business" service for corporates enabling them to manage their business travel efficiently.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Telangana to accord civic reception to Venkaiah Naidu
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The government of Telangana will accord a civic reception to Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu here on August 21.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cine employees on strike, shoots go on amid tight security
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) An indefinite strike by cine employees has affected the smooth functioning of the film and television industries. However, several producers and actors continued to shoot amid tight police security.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights
Flood scene still grim in Assam, toll touches 39
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) The flood fury continued in Assam as the toll rose to 39 in the second wave of floods and over 3.3 million people continued to be marooned in 24 districts of Assam on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Non-fuel retail to widen petrol pumps' revenue base: Pradhan
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government is considering enhancing the revenue base of state-owned oil companies' petrol pumps by allowing them to offer pharmaceutical, groceries and other such products for sale.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Get detoxifying mantra right after festivities
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) After enjoying the long weekend, it is time to flush out the toxins. Drink warm lime water with honey every morning and opt for steamed or stir-fried vegetables to detoxify, say experts.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Annual fishing ban ends in South China Sea
Haikou, Aug 16 (IANS) With a marine police guard, around 100 fishing vessels set out from south China's Hainan province on Wednesday, marking the end of fishing ban in the South China Sea this summer.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Philippines police kill 32 drug suspects in raids
Manila, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 32 suspected drug dealers were killed in shootouts across one province in the Philippines in a bloody 24 hours for the country's war on drugs, the police said.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress urges Governor not to assent to Anti-Conversion Bill, Land Bill amendment
Ranchi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Jharkhand Congress on Wednesday urged Governor Draupadi Murmu not to give her consent to the Anti-Conversion Bill and the amendment to the Land Acquisition Act 2013.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Villarreal signs Bacca on loan from Milan
Villa-real (Spain), Aug 16 (IANS) Colombian international forward Carlos Bacca has joined Spanish football club Villarreal on a season-long loan deal from Milan, the La Liga side announced on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Estonia,Sports,Football
Spaniard Joselu joins Newcastle from Stoke City for 3 seasons
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Newcastle United on Wednesday announced the signing of Stoke City forward Joselu for the next three football seasons for 5.5 million euros ($6.4 million).
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Brown felt like a 'monster' after assaulting Rihanna
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown has opened up about the night he assaulted his former girlfriend and singer Rihanna in 2009. He says he felt like a "monster" at that time.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP takes the lead in MP local body polls
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Candidates backed by the BJP were leading in local body elections in Madhya Pradesh, as counting of votes polled for 43 local bodies was held on Wednesday amid tight security.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
21 students, teacher injured in Arunachal bridge collapse
Itanagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Twenty one students and a schoolteacher were injured, some of them critically, when a suspension bridge collapsed in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Centre approves new Metro Rail policy, private partnership mandatory
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved its Metro Rail Policy 2017 focusing on compact urban development, cost reduction and multi-modal integration, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Odisha Assembly session begins on September 7
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) The 8-day Monsoon Session of the Odisha Assembly will begin on September 7, during which the opposition is set to corner the government which plans to table several bills.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Adityanath marshals officers to expedite relief in flood-hit UP
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) With the flood situation in Uttar Pradesh worsening, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday spoke to the top officials and sought the latest updates on the flood situation.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Trump praises Kim Jong-un for backing down on Guam threat
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for appearing to back down on his threat to launch missiles towards the US territory of Guam.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
JD-U to pass resolution to join NDA
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Days after it formed government in Bihar with the BJP, the Janata Dal-United on Wednesday said it will join the NDA, and the party would pass a resolution to the effect on August 19.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vemula wasn't Dalit, didn't commit suicide due to external factors: Report
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Hyderabad University Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula did not commit suicide because of any pressure exerted by union ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya or university's Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile and that it was a decision "of his own", an inquiry commission has found.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Mamata greets Kejriwal on his birthday
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday greeted her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Madras HC reserves order on Karti's petition against lookout circular
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday reserved its order for August 23 on the maintainability of a petition of Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, against a CBI lookout circular against him.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Girl visiting tableau on Janmashtami shot mysteriously
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A two and a half year old girl was shot and injured in a mysterious manner when she was returning home after seeing a tableau on Krishna Janmashtami at a park here, police said on Wednesday. The girl is said to be stable as the bullet only grazed her chest.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian companies set highest cost reduction targets: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian companies are planning to have the highest cost reduction targets, driven significantly by "growth objectives" and to gain competitive advantage, according to a cost survey released on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Healthy buying in index heavyweights lifts Indian equities (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Wednesday continued with their second consecutive session of gains to close on a higher note as healthy buying was witnessed in index heavyweights such as ITC, HDFC, Tata Motors and Hindustan Unilever (HUL), among others.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
400 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide
Freetown, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 400 people have been confirmed dead and 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding in the Sierra Leone capital, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Sierra Leone,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Career is my priority, marriage can wait: Surbhi Chandna
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Surbhi Chandna, currently seen as Anika in popular TV show "Ishqbaaaz", says she wants to get married at "some point" but at the moment wants to focus on her career.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
CoA demands ouster of BCCI office-bearers for non-compliance
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Wednesday pulled up the BCCI by demanding the ouster of acting President C.K. Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary from office for deliberately misconstruing the apex court's order.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
'The Monk Who Became Chief Minister' Explores Yogi Adityanath's journey
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) From being a shy boy in initial days to a monk who became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and politically significant state, a new book brings alive the life of Yogi Adityanath
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Vineet Raina joins 'Ishq Mein Mar Jawan' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Vineet Raina has been roped in to play a police officer in upcoming TV show "Ishq Mein Mar Jawan".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indians optimistic about future, but concerns about harmony remain: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A survey participated in by 25,000 citizens found that a majority of Indians are positive about the country's future.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Here's how eating untimely may affect your skin
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) If you are planning to go sunbathing, it is advisable to avoid midnight snacks and eating untimely as it might disrupt the skin's protective ability against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, researchers say.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Second edition of RFYS football competition begins
Kochi, Aug 16 ( IANS) The second edition of the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports' (RFYS) national football competition kicked off here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Government approves Rs 9,020 for Long Term Irrigation Fund
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) by Rs 9,020 crore for Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) for year 2018-19 through issuance of bonds by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC appoints panel to examine 241 cases
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a panel comprising two of its former judges to examine the justification for closing 241 anti-Sikh riot cases probed by the Special Investigation Team.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government to regulate knee implant prices
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government has decided to bring all knee implant surgeries under regulation in order to control their prices, Union Minister Ananth Kumar said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Government has sympathies with home buyers: Jaitley
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it has full sympathy for those who have booked flats with housing promoters and it is their right to get the houses for which they have paid money.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Indian man serious after assault in New Zealand
Wellington, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian man was seriously assaulted in New Zealand and police are seeking the public's help to identify the man.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Funds increased, payments to suppliers faster in Delhi hospitals
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In the wake of the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, the Delhi government has decided to pay medical suppliers within 45 days and also increase funds for hospitals to buy new equipment to Rs 1 crore, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Delhi court issues warrant against Indrani Mukerjea
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday issued production warrant against former media baron Indrani Mukerjea in a money laundering case allegedly involving Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HFA, Kerala Blasters to develop football talent in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The Hyderabad Football Academy (HFA) and Kerala Blasters on Wednesday announced their partnership for developing players at the grassroots level in the city.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Foundation laid for Indo-UK Institute of Health in Andhra
A0maravati, Aug 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH) Medicity here.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Bombay HC bans bullock cart races till Maharashtra frames rules
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) In a blow to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday restrained the state from granting permission to hold bullock cart races till the authorities frame rules governing the activity.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Experiment with temple jewellery, tassel earrings
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Women have started experimenting a lot with their jewellery and don't just stick to the german silver or pure gold. Invest in different designs made of tassels and buy some temple jewellery for the authentic Indian look, suggest experts.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jains to shun phones, leafy vegetables for eight days
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Jains across the country will shun mobile phones and vehicles and will stop eating leafy vegetables from August 19 to 26, a period the community will be celebrating as Maha Paryushana Parv (World Forgiveness Day).
2017-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Panasonic launches new budget smartphone
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Panasonic India on Wednesday launched 'Eluga I2 Activ' smartphone which comes in 2GB and 1GB variants.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Death toll in Myanmar swine flu outbreak reaches 25
Naypyidaw, Aug 16 (IANS) The death toll in Myanmar in swine flu cases has climbed to 25, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Depression may distort views of the past
London, Aug 16 (IANS) While it is known that depression makes sufferers see the present and the future as sad, new research has shown it also casts a long shadow over people's memories of the past.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Naga Awoshi (Pork) food festival to be held in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Foodies can enjoy a huge variety of Naga pork dishes here from August 17 to September 3.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Refugee team to compete at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Ashgabat, Aug 16 (IANS) The organisers of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) on Wednesday confirmed that a refugee team will take part in the event, to be held here from September 17 to 27.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Turkmenistan,Sports,Other Sports
Manoj Bajpayee appeals to Nitish Kumar to help flood-affected areas
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee, who has his roots in Bihar, on Wednesday appealed to the state's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to look into the flood-affected areas there.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
SC orders NIA probe into Kerala woman's conversion, marriage
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an NIA probe supervised by retired apex court Justice R.V. Raveendran into a case of conversion of young Hindu woman from Kerala to Islam and her subsequent marriage to a Muslim in 2016.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
UP Yoddha announces Gyan as official dairy partner for PKL
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) debutants UP Yoddha on Wednesday announced city-based dairy company Gyan as their official dairy partner during the tournament.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
New-gen northeast filmmakers to get platform in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A new-generation of filmmakers from the northeast will get a chance to showcase their movies at a festival here later this week.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
M.J. Akbar: UN inaction allowed terrorism to grow
Accra, Aug 16 (IANS) Describing terrorism as the "gravest threat the world has faced since World War Two", Indian Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar has blamed the UN for the growth of international terrorism because of its inability to agree on its definition for the last two decades.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Ghana,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Government asks 21 smartphone makers to share security information
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Wednesday said it has asked 21 smartphone makers across the world -- of which majority are Chinese -- to share the security procedures and processes they have undertaken to ensure security of mobile phone devices.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
'VIP 3' definitely on the cards: Dhanush
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Dhanush on Wednesday confirmed the third part in the "VIP" franchise is on the cards and that he will return to act in it.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Dalai Lama condoles loss of lives in Himachal landslide
Dharamsala, Aug 16 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has expressed sympathy at the loss of lives and property in the massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, his office said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonal Chauhan, Sayani Gupta exchange compliments
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood actresses Sonal Chauhan and Sayani Gupta took a moment to compliment each other on the sidelines of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 (LFW), which began here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Kaalakaandi' release date changed over CBFC cuts
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The makers of "Kaalakaandi", which was slated to hit the screens on September 8, have decided to change the release date after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) suggested some cuts.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Soldier injured in Pakistan firing dies
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) A soldier who sustained injuries when the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control on August 4 succumbed to his injuries here on Wednesday, officials said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
PM Modi dividing the country: Rahul Gandhi
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "dividing" the country by allowing the BJP cadres to "beat up Dalits and kill minorities".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Archana replaces ill Sidhu on 'The Kapil Sharma Show'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Archana Puran Singh has replaced Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on "The Kapil Sharma Show" for a few episodes after he couldnt make it to the set due to ill health.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cabinet extends sunset clause for north east, hilly states under GST
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday extended till March 31, 2027, the sunset clause under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) for the duty exemption scheme for industrial units in the north eastern states and the Himalayan states of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh -- a concession that is estimated at Rs 27,413 crore.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Don't want to be in contact with Sharif, says Zardari
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Asif Ali Zardari said on Wednesday that he has no interest in establishing contact with ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, media reports said.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indian smartphone market looks at bumper Q3: IDC
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) After witnessing slow growth in the first two quarters of this year, the Indian smartphone market is preparing for a bumper period owing to the upcoming festive season, a new report said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
10 security personnel killed in IS attacks in Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 10 security personnel were killed on Wednesday in three attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants on military bases in Iraq's Salahudin province, an official said.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan 'key partner' in region, says US Centcom
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The US on Wednesday said it wishes to continue the "key partnership" with Pakistan in the South Asian region.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues
London, Aug 16 (IANS) In a step towards helping repair damaged body parts, scientists in Britain have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Blue Whale' type games totally unacceptable: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Games like Blue Whale -- that has been provoking youths to commit suicide -- are "completely unacceptable", Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PSG's Jese Rodriguez joins Stoke City on one-year loan
Paris, Aug 16 (IANS) Paris Saint Germain's forward Jese Rodriguez has joined English Premier League (EPL) team Stoke City on loan until June 30, 2018, with a permanent purchase option, the French football side announced on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
GMDA set up, Sharan appointed CEO
Gurugram, Aug 16 (IANS) Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, a set up to provide integrated and coordinated planning for infrastructure development, became functional on Wednesday, an official said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy
Delhi to host Singapore Film Festival
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Singapore Film Festival, now in its fourth edition, will be held here from September 1-3.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
IBS Software sets up 'test factory' for Lufthansa Cargo
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Technopark-headquartered IBS Software, a leading IT solutions provider to the global aviation industry, on Wednesday announced the setting up of a 'test factory' for Lufthansa Cargo.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Instant judgment drives me to become a better comedian: Zakir Khan
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Comedian Zakir Khan says the instant feedback and response to his stand-up acts pushes him to "become a better comedian".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Government refuses to comment on Chinese attempt to intrude in Ladakh
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday refused to comment on reports of an attempt by Chinese troops to intrude into Indian territory in Ladakh sector.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Gorakhpur tragedy: Social activist files PIL in Allahabad HC
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Social activist Nutan Thakur on Wednesday filed a PIL in the Allahabad High Court with regard to the death of over 60 children at a Gorakhpur hospital last week, seeking a judicial probe into the tragedy.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Congress stages protests against Gorakhpur tragedy
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress on Wednesday held a protest here against the deaths of children at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
UN rights chief urges Kenya to calm political climate peacefully
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN human rights chief has called on Kenyan leaders to act responsibly by calming the volatile political climate peacefully amid reports of police brutality that has led to deaths and injuries, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
US threats of military intervention in Venezuela unacceptable: Lavrov
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday described the threats of a military intervention in Venezuela made by US President Donald Trump as "unacceptable".
2017-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Swine flu scare: UP schools to skip morning assembly
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) With the rising number of swine flu patients in the city and other parts of the state, the health department on Wednesday issued a directive to schools to skip morning prayers to avoid the spread of the disease.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education,Health/Medicine
Equity indices surge on global cues, healthy buying
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Wednesday surged to provisionally close on a higher note as broadly positive global cues, coupled with intense buying activities in automobile, banking and FMCG stocks, lifted investors' sentiments.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Government approves new Metro Rail policy
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Metro Rail Policy 2017 to keep up with "high level of expectations and states' aspirations", Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
UK's Brexit paper opposes Irish border posts
London, Aug 16 (IANS) The UK government has said it does not want any border posts between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic in its new position paper on Brexit.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
24 kg cannabis seized by BSF in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 24 kg of cannabis was seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) from a bamboo orchard in West Bengal's Nadia district, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netaji's bust defaced with ink in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A newly installed bust of Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in West Bengal's Birbhum district was found defaced with ink, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government asks 21 smartphone makers to share security information
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Wednesday said it has asked 21 smartphone manufacturers across the world -- of which majority are Chinese -- to share the security procedures and processes they have undertaken to ensure security of mobile phone devices.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Swipe launches affordable 4G smartphone at Rs 3,999
Pune, Aug 16 (IANS) Swipe Technologies on Wednesday launched an affordable 4G smartphone "ELITE 4G" that will be exclusively available on Flipkart for Rs 3,999.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Verdict on Dera chief likely, Punjab-Haryana put on alert
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The authorities in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday asked the police in both states to be on alert ahead of a special CBI court's verdict in an alleged rape of a 'sadhvi' by Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ASUS launches ROG 'Zephyrus' gaming laptop
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Taiwanese technology major ASUS on Wednesday announced the launch of 'Republic of Gamers' (ROG) 'Zephyrus' -- the world's slimmest gaming laptop -- in India at Rs 2,99,990.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Tripura CM slams Prasar Bharati for censoring I-Day speech
Agartala, Aug 16 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Wednesday condemned the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati and termed it an "undemocratic, autocratic and intolerant step".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics
Won't direct till I'm totally thrilled with story: Subhash Ghai
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says he will not return to directing movies unless he is "totally thrilled" with a story.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Social environment can shape male, female behaviours
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Besides genes, human environment and culture can also influence gender-specific behavioural traits, claims a research.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Delayed prescriptions could help fight antibiotic resistance
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Delayed prescriptions or shorter courses of treatment could be a potential way of fighting antibiotic resistance, suggest two studies led by University of Southampton in Britain.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
'This Is Us' cast get $250,000 bonus
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Stars Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia were each rewarded $250,000 cash bonuses from NBC and 20th Century Fox TV for the success of the TV show "This Is Us".
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Wildfires burning 25,000 hectares per day in Russia's Far East
Vladivostok, Aug 16 (IANS) The area affected by wildfire in Russia's Far East increases by 25,000 hectares per day, out of which 18,000 hectares is non-forested, the forestry department said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Colombian President oversees final withdrawal of rebels' arms
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos oversaw the final withdrawal of weapons handed over by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Colombia,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Russian watchdog detects over 23,000 websites promoting suicide
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia's consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has in the past five years detected over 23,000 websites which promote suicide or contain information on how to commit suicide, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China, Nepal should enhance cooperation in traditional medicine: Wang
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Wednesday called on China and Nepal to step up cooperation in research and application of traditional medicine.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Bahrain slams Tillerson's accusation of discrimination against Shias
Manama, Aug 16 (IANS) The Bahraini government on Wednesday condemned a statement by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in which he accused the country of discriminating against the Shia community.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Bahrain,Religion,Diplomacy
Sony launches two new speakers in India
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Extending its home entertainment audio system portfolio, Sony India on Wednesday launched 'MHC-V11' and 'SHAKE-X30D' speakers in India.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Three labourers die in IIT Kharagpur
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Three labourers died in an accident during construction work inside the IIT Kharagpur campus, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Fossilised dinosaur footprints found in China
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) More than 200 fossilised dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Maotai town of China, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
China, US agree to boost military ties amid North Korea crisis
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) Top Chinese and US military officials have agreed to boost military ties and exchanges amid growing tension between the two countries over North Korea.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chinese side requests flag meeting after Ladakh skirmish
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A day after Indian and Chinese troops clashed along the northern bank of Pangong Lake in Ladakh, a flag meeting was requested by the Chinese side, sources said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Young designer brings child abuse, women trafficking issues on LFW ramp
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Sumiran Kabir Sharma, one of the Gen Next designers at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017, displayed a line-up that was more than just "beautiful dresses" here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC appoints panel to examine 241 cases
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a panel headed by two of its former judges to examine the justification for closure of 241 anti-Sikh riot cases probed by the Special Investigation Team.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People living in fear, will fight to save composite culture: Sharad Yadav
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Days after he was removed as the party's leader in the Rajya Sabha, former Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said people are "living in fear" and that he will fight tooth and nail to save India's composite culture.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira Canteens in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated Indira Canteens here for the poor, saying even the "poorest and the weakest in the city cannot go hungry".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
I'll always be judged for the sex tape: Paris Hilton
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton, who looked up to "elegant and amazing" women like Princess Diana, says her sex tape with former boyfriend Rick Saloman ruined her image.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'GoT' episode accidentally aired in Spain
Madrid, Aug 16 (IANS) An upcoming episode of the seventh season of popular fantasy drama TV series was accidentally broadcast in Spain four days before its original scheduled telecast.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Boman Irani believes in sharing household responsibilities
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani says he doesn't just share joys and sorrows with his wife Zenobia, but household responsibilities too.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Trump again blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville violence
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has again "blamed both sides" for the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of a 32-year-old woman.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kapil Mishra puts up banners calling Kejriwal 'corrupt'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Wednesday put up banners on different flyovers across the national capital, calling Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal "corrupt" and urging people to join his campaign against the AAP leader.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya's fortress in long distance races threatened, warns coach Kirwa
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Kenya must raise its bar higher if it is to remain at the apex of middle and long distance athletics despite scooping 11 medals at the London World Championships.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus
London, Aug 16 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have used plants to produce a new vaccine against the polio virus, a finding which can pave the way for global eradication of the disease.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Three Kenyan boxers strong contenders at AIBA World Championships
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Three Kenyan boxers who will represent the country at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Hamburg, Germany expected to excel.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Dhanraj Pillay, Sourav Ganguly to play in charity match with Maradona
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, popular Bengali actor Abir Chatterjee and cricketers Manoj Tiwary and Deep Dasgupta are among those who have confirmed their availability for the charity match to be played here involving Argentine legend Diego Maradona, the organisers said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Reliance Defence to change name to Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure controlled Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd (RDEL) is all set to change its name to Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd (RNEL).
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Two months on, Mizoram's local communities still to overcome havoc caused by flash floods
Lunglei (Mizoram), Aug 16 (IANS) Even two months after flash floods caused by heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in many villages at Tlabung here in this district, the local communities are struggling to return to normalcy.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Microsoft announces 'Coco Framework' for blockchain networks
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) With a rise in the adoption of Blockchain technology, Microsoft on Wednesday announced 'Coco Framework', a first-of-its-kind innovation that aims to improve performance, confidentiality and governance of enterprises.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Paes-Zverev bow out of Cincinnati Open tennis
Basel, Aug 16 (IANS) India tennis star Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev bowed out of the Cincinnati Open, losing their men's doubles first round match here on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Johny Lever-starrer to premiere in Canada on Friday
Toronto, Aug 16 (IANS) Hindi comic feature film "Hotel Beautifool", starring actors Johny Lever and Brijendra Kala, is set to premiere in Canada on Friday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Overflowing rivers inundate new areas in Bihar
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim on Wednesday with major rivers in spate breaching banks, inundating new areas and displacing thousands of people, officials said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
China mum on its incursion attempt in Ladakh
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China on Wednesday said it was not aware of a skirmish between its troops and Indian soldiers in Ladakh region and stated that its border troops always patrol on the Chinese side along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual functions: Study
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Long-term testosterone replacement therapy improves both sexual and urinary functions as well as quality of life for men suffering from a condition due to deficiency of the hormone, according to a study.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indus OS speech-to-text feature now in 23 Indian languages
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Domestic Android-based mobile operating system Indus OS on Wednesday unveiled a new 'speech-to-text' feature in their keyboard that would allow users to enter text in their preferred language.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nasscom-incubated startup launches voice-assisted 'stove knob'
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Nasscom-incubated startup IoT Pot on Wednesday unveiled 'Klove Knob' -- the world's first voice-assisted stove knob that helps in making an existing kitchen smart.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mass grave exposes IS brutality in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) Afghan security forces have discovered around 40 bodies in a mass grave in the northern Sari Pul province during the government forces' cleanup operations in the troubled region.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Start-ups must develop stronger business plans to receive funding: Study
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Developing stronger and sustainable business plans will help start-ups in receiving private equity/venture capital (PE/VC) funding, suggested a recent joint study by Assocham-Hammurabi & Solomon.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Doklam standoff enters third month; China asks India to withdraw
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) As the standoff in Doklam entered the third month, China on Wednesday renewed its call for India to withdraw troops from the area.
2017-08-16
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' cleared by FCAT with eight cuts
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" has been cleared by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) with eight "minor and voluntary cuts", says the film's director Kushan Nandy.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Peter Dinklage discourages GoT fans from buying huskies
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Peter Dinklage has urged "Game of Thrones" fans to stop buying huskies just because they look like direwolves.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Bose - Dead/Alive' not a boring biography: Hansal Mehta
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Hansal Mehta says his upcoming web series ""Bose - Dead/Alive", featuring Rajkummar Rao as Subhas Chandra Bose, is not a boring story about the freedom fighter.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Vinit Kakar to star in 'Kannu'
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Vinit Kakar, best known for his role of Mahaparshva in popular TV show "Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman", has been roped in to star in upcoming film "Kannu" along with "Airlift" fame actress Taranjit Kaur.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Australia to join military drills with US, South Korea
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) Australia will join the annual US-South Korea military exercises next week following Pyongyang's decision to hold off its plan to attack Guam, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Smartphone app may help manage mental illness
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smartphone app to help middle-aged and older adults self-manage their mental illness and other chronic conditions, suggests new research.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Charlottesville fallout: Six business leaders quit Trump panel
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The number of manufacturing council members who have quit following US President Donald Trump's remarks about white supremacists has risen to six after a key American labour leader said he was stepping down.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Del Potro upsets Berdych, reaches Cincinnati 2nd round
Basel, Aug 16 (IANS) Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro rallied to beat the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open here.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Counting of votes on for MP local body polls
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Counting of votes polled in 43 local bodies is being held in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday amid tight security arrangements.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Key Indian equity indices trade higher in afternoon session
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices was trading higher in the afternoon session on Monday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Bollywood film's song launched at Yerwada Central Jail
Pune, Aug 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar along with the co-stars of "Lucknow Central" launched a new song from the upcoming film before 4,000 inmates at the Yerwada Central Jail here.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
62 ongoing coal projects delayed: Coal India
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Coal India said on Wednesday that 62 coal projects, out of 120 ongoing projects, were not running on schedule mainly due to delay in obtaining forest clearances, acquiring land and issues related to rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R).
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira Canteens in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated Indira Canteens here for the poor, saying even the "poorest and the weakest in the city cannot go hungry".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Moroccan King greets Indian President, PM on I-Day
New Delhi/Rabat, Aug 16 (IANS) The King of Morocco Mohammed VI has greeted Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day and said he is keen to work with the Indian leadership to enhance the bilateral dialogue and partnership.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Maharashtra lawyer files plea terming PM's I-Day speech unconstitutional
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Aug 16 (IANS) A city lawyer has filed a plea questioning the contents of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech, claiming it has violated constitutional provisions.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Mark Ruffalo leads protest outside Trump Tower
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Mark Ruffalo and filmmaker Michael Moore led a vigil near Trump Tower in Manhattan in memory of Heather Heyer, the woman killed last week during the violence that erupted at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Paes-Zverev bow out of Cincinnati Open tennis
Basil, Aug 16 (IANS) India tennis star Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev bowed out of the Cincinnati Open, losing their men's doubles first round match here on Wednesday
2017-08-16
Category: India, Basil,Sports,Tennis
Here's how modern juicy apples evolved
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Tracing the evolutionary history of the crisp and juicy apples, scientists have found that modern apples originated in a mountainous region of Kazakhstan around 10,000 years ago.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Uber settles federal agency charges for privacy breaches
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Uber Technologies, Inc. will implement a privacy programme and obtain independent audits in the next 20 years to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it failed to protect consumer and driver data.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Honor 8 Pro wins 'EISA Consumer Smartphone Award'
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand Huawei's Honor 8 Pro has been accorded with 'European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Consumer Smartphone 2017-2018' award, the company announced on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Patrick Dempsey lands first TV role after 'Grey's Anatomy'
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Patrick Dempsey is returning to television two years after leaving "Grey's Anatomy".
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Levante signs midfielder Lukic on loan from Torino
Valencia (Spain), Aug 16 (IANS) Spanish football club Levante announced the signing of midfielder Sasa Lukic on a loan from Italy's Torino for one year.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Global information security spending to hit $86.4bn: Gartner
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Global spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4 billion in 2017 -- an increase of seven per cent from last year, market research firm Gartner said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pink to get 2017 MTV Video Vanguard Award
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Pop star Pink will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. She will also perform live at the ceremony.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Instagram introduces comment threads to make chatting easy
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Aiming to make chatting with fellow Instagrammers easy, Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday introduced comment threads on its platform.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Huawei 'Mate 10' with bezel-less display leaked
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) The "leaked" first renders of Huawei's next flagship smartphone "Mate 10" give an insight into the bezel-less design that was earlier confirmed by Richard Yu, Product Head of the company's Consumer Division.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Language no more a barrier anywhere: R. Madhavan
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan feels that language in no more a barrier in the world of cinema.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Richa, Kalki to take moviebuffs on road trip this winter
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actresses Richa Chadha and Kalki Koechlin-starrer "Jia Aur Jia", a travel-based film, is set to arrive this winter in theatres. Richa promises it'll be "massive fun".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'It' isn't just a horror movie: Stephen King
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Author Stephen King's horror novel "It" will be brought alive on the big screen next month. He says "It" isnt just a horror movie, it has resonance.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
For dancer Uma Sharma, kathak is all about Lord Krishna
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) If dance is about inspiration, then for renowned Kathak dancer Uma Sharma it has always been Lord Krishna who continues to motivate her. For the past 30 years, Sharma has been presenting the "raas leela" of Vrindavan through dance.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Critically endangered Siamese crocodile eggs hatched in Cambodia
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The US-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Wednesday announced that eggs of nine critically endangered Siamese crocodiles have been hatched in Cambodia.
2017-08-16
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Sundeep's commitment floored Suseenthiran
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Suseenthiran, who has teamed up with actor Sundeep Kishan in his upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual thriller "Nenjil Thunivirundhal", is amazed by his commitment and his ability to deliver every shot in a single take.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Daniel Craig confirms he's returning as James Bond
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) British star Daniel Craig has finally announced that he will return as James Bond in the upcoming 25th instalment of the film franchise. However, this might be his last outing as the popular spy.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sharapova to play first major in 18 months at US Open
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been given a wild card into the main draw of the US Open, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Won't stop talking about issue of open defecation: Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, whose latest movie "Toilet: EK Prem Katha" has surpassed Rs 80 crore at the box office since its release, says he will not stop talking about the issue of open defecation, which the movie deals with.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in UEFA Champions League playoffs
Berlin, Aug 16 (IANS) Liverpool advanced to the second leg, defeating Hoffenheim 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League playoffs here.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Obama's tweet on Charlottesville violence sets new record
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama's tweet in response to the deadly violence in the Charlottesville, Virginia rally garnered 2.8 million 'likes,' making it the most-approved post in the Twitter's history.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coal India to incur Rs 8,500 cr capital expenditure in 2017-18
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Coal India Ltd (CIL), which produces 84 per cent of the country's total output of the mineral, has planned to invest Rs 8,500 crore as capital expenditure in 2017-18, its latest annual report said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Three schoolkids killed in J&K road accident
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Three school children were killed and 21 persons injured on Wednesday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, police said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anna Faris opens up for first time about split
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Anna Faris has opened up for the first time about her split from actor Chris Pratt.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SC orders NIA probe into Kerala girl's conversion, marriage
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the conversion and marriage of a Hindu girl in Kerala in 2016.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
My work highlights beauty of life amidst violence: Artist Seema Kohli
Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Renowned artist Seema Kohli says that at a time when there is so much hatred and violence in the world, she likes her work "to depict the beauty in life".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Incomplete drought recovery could be new normal
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) A chronic state of incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal for the remainder of the 21st century, thanks to increasingly common extreme temperatures, new research suggests.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Naga Chaitanya's next film titled 'Savyasachi'
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Naga Chaitanyas upcoming Telugu film, to be directed by Chandoo Mondeti, has been titled "Savyasachi", the makers announced on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
27 die in Nigeria suicide attack
Abuja, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 27 persons were killed and 80 injured when suspected Boko Haram terrorists blew themselves up at three different places in the Nigerian town of Mandari, the media on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Nigeria,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Facebook updates News Feed for easier navigation
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) To make News Feed more conversational and easier to read and navigate, Facebook has made a few updates to its design, including the comment style and readability, the company said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Japan's Iron Chef doesn't mind that Indians only know sushi, tempura (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Indians may be getting increasingly experimental with their food palate, but they mostly picture only a sushi roll or tempura in their head when asked about Japanese cuisine, says Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto, who has had a culinary relationship with India for almost 15 years. But he doesn't mind.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
New data may help pinpoint location of MH370: Australia
Canberra, Aug 16 (IANS) The Australian agency overseeing the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 released two new reports on Wednesday, which may help pinpoint where the Boeing 777 disappeared.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Terror funding case: NIA raids 12 places in J&K
New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday raided a dozen places in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with its ongoing probe into the terror funding to stoke unrest in the valley.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bengal transwomen on track to become paramedics
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Twenty-four-year-old Jiya was once forced to dance at gunpoint. Now the plucky transwoman from West Bengal is blazing a trail of success as a trainee in an operation theatre (OT) technician's course.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Oscar winner director Polanski faces new accusation of sexual assault
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) A 59-year-old woman has accused director Roman Polanski of sexual assault conducted in 1973 when she was a minor, 40 years after he went on the run for raping a 13-year-old girl.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US report lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) A US government report on religious freedom lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan and elsewhere as well as restrictions on Sikhs in France and Denmark.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Google buys Indian-origin professor's health monitoring start-up
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google has acquired Senosis Health, a Seattle-based health monitoring start-up founded by University of Washington Professor Shwetak Patel, the media reported.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Bangladesh allows polygamy for Hindus, but bans divorcee remarriage
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Some aspects of marriage laws for Hindus in Bangladesh mirror those for Muslims in India, according to a US government report.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Coal India to incur Rs 8,500 cr capital expenditure in 2017-18
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Coal India Ltd (CIL), which produces 84 per cent of the country's total output of the mineral, has planned to invest Rs 8,500 crore as capital expenditure in 2017-18, its latest annual report said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
4,000-year-old dagger found in Slovakia
Bratislava, Aug 16 (IANS) An ancient dagger almost 4,000-year-old from the Bronze Age was accidentally found in Hlohovec town of Slovakia, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Slovakia,Art/Culture/Books
Sunny morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) It was a sunny morning here on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sleep tied to Type 2 diabetes risk in children
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Children who get more sleep are at lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study published in a US journal has said.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
'Mooh bola beta' SRK visits Dilip Kumar
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan paid a visit to veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who calls the superstar his "mooh bola beta".
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two mild quakes hit Chamba in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) Two mild quakes were recorded simultaneously on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region, which witnessed tremors for three consecutive days in May, an official said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Terror funding case: NIA raids 12 places in J&K
New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday raided a dozen places in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with its ongoing probe into the terror funding to stoke unrest in the valley.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Karunanidhi admitted to hospital
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) DMK President M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday was admitted to Kauvery Hospital here for a minor procedure, the hospital said.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Markets open on a positive note on Wednesday
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Andhra boy rescued from borewell after 11 hours
Vijayawada, Aug 16 (IANS) A two-year-old boy, who fell into a borewell in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, was rescued after an 11-hour long operation, police said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Rescue operations continue in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Aug 16 (IANS) Three days after a cloudburst triggered a flash flood in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district, rescue operations are still underway, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Indian and Pakistan Army trade heavy fire on LoC
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian and Pakistani Army traded heavy fire on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Idris Elba wants McConaughey to join Marvel
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Hollywood actor Idris Elba says he wants to see his "Dark Tower" co-star Matthew McConaughey to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a young Odin.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
South African Parliament refuses to meet Israeli delegation
Cape Town, Aug 16 (IANS) South Africa's Parliament refused to meet a delegation from the Israeli Knesset (parliament) in protest against Israel's settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories.
2017-08-16
Category: International, South Africa,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Scores feared killed in Nigeria's market attack
Lagos, Aug 16 (IANS) Scores of people were feared killed by suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers at a market in Nigeria's Borno State, media reports said.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Women should eat with confidence: Henson
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Taraji P. Henson has urged women to eat with confidence because she insists ladies spend "too much time" deciding what to eat on a daily basis.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Both sides to be blamed for Charlottesville violence: Trump
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump blamed both neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups and leftist demonstrators who confronted them for the weekend violence in Charlottesville in the state of Virginia.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iraqi PM vows to free 'every inch' of land from IS
Baghdad, Aug 16 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged to liberate "every inch" of Iraq's land from Islamic State (IS), confirming that Iraqi troops are preparing for a new offensive.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sierra Leone declares 7-day mourning for mudslide victims
Freetown, Aug 16 (IANS) Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning across the country with immediate effect, the media reported.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Sierra Leone,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Italian actress understands common words in Hindi
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Italian actress Madalina Bellariu Ion, who has shot for singer-songwriter Arko Pravo Mukherjee's new single "Aainda" with Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, says she is familiar with "common words" in Hindi.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Italy to resume diplomatic relations with Egypt
Rome, Aug 16 (IANS) Italy has decided to resume diplomatic relations with Egypt, citing progress made in the unsolved case of Italian scholar Giulio Regeni, who was tortured and murdered in Cairo last year.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Once Gurmeet's established then I can experiment: Debina
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) TV actress Debina Bonnerjee says she would try her hand in films once her husband and actor Gurmeet Choudhary establishes himself in Bollywood.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Al-Shabaab militants kill 5 police officers in Kenya
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab on Tuesday killed five police officers and injured another during an ambush in Garissa County in Kenya, police said.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Iraqi forces foil IS suicide attacks in Iraq's Salahudin
Baghdad, Aug 16 (IANS) Iraq's paramilitary Hashd Shaabi units foiled two suicide bomb attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants in Salahudin province, the media reported.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Winslet felt 'scared' filming 'The Mountain Between Us'
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet felt scared while filming "The Mountain Between Us" because of the harsh weather conditions and dramatic scenes.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
12 killed as tree falls during religious fest in Portugal
Lisbon, Aug 16 (IANS) Twelve persons were killed and 50 others injured when a large tree fell on people celebrating the Roman Catholic Feast of the Assumption outside the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Portugal,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Route to shiny, healthy nails
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Increase your intake of iron, calcium and massage your nails with olive oil to keep your nails healthy, say experts.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sushma announces medical visas for Pakistanis
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) On the occasion of Independence Day, the Ministry of External Affairs announced that India will provide medical visas to all bona fide Pakistan patients.
2017-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump congratulates Modi on I-Day
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and congratulated him on the occasion of Independence Day.
2017-08-16
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Police kill 2 suspected extremists in Egypt shootout
Cairo, Aug 16 (IANS) Two suspected extremists were killed in a shootout with security forces in a desert area in southwestern Egypt, the interior ministry said.
2017-08-16
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Customary India-China border meet not held this I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Amid the ongoing border row, customary Border Personnel Meetings held between India and China every Independence Day were not held this time.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US remains interested in possible dialogue with N. Korea: Tillerson
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday that Washington remains "interested" in engaging in dialogue with North Korea, but he warned that this depends on whether that country's leader, Kim Jong-un, will create the conditions for that to occur.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Indian, Chinese soldiers scuffle in Ladakh
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A brief scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops was reported from Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, informed sources said, even as Army officials in Delhi refused comment.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Gujarat pip Bengaluru to win PKL contest
Ahmedabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Zone A team Gujarat Fortunegiants came from behind to defeat Bengaluru Bulls 27-24 in an inter-zone Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) contest here at the Transstadia Arena to register their fourth victory on a trot in the league.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Two-year-old falls in Andhra borewell, rescue efforts on
Vijayawada, Aug 15 (IANS) A two-year-old child fell into a borewell in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Tuesday afternoon and efforts were continuing late in the evening to rescue him, police said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian, Chinese soldiers scuffle in Ladakh
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A brief scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops was reported from Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, informed sources said, even as the Army officials in Delhi refused comment.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Three killed in Dhamra Port accident in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) At least three labourers were killed and three injured on Tuesday when a heap of coal collapsed on them at Adani Group-managed Dhamra Port in Odisha's Bhadrak district.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RSS flays Kerala bid to prevent Bhagwat from hoisting flag
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has condemned the CPI (M)-led Kerala government's orders to prevent its chief Mohan Bhagwat from unfurling the national flag at a school in Palakkad district of Kerala on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 security personnel injured in Chhattisgarh
Sukma/Jagdalpur, Aug 15 (IANS) Three members of a Special Task Force were injured, one of them seriously, on Tuesday when Maoists triggered a landmine blast in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, official sources said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US religious freedom report highlights cow protection violence in India
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) The US State Department has highlighted attacks in India by cow protection groups against people accused of bovine trafficking or having beef in its annual report on religious freedom, while attempting a measure of balance by also including critical mention of practices by minority religions.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Bengaluru records heaviest August rainfall since 1890
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180mm rainfall in barely three hours, the heaviest downpour in August since 1890, an official said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Toll in Nepal floods rises to 120 (Roundup)
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) The toll in Nepal's floods soared to 120 as the disaster caused havoc mostly in the country's southern plains in the Terai, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Pune outclass Bengal in PKL contest
Ahmedabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Zone A team Puneri Paltans outclassed Zone B side Bengal Warriors 34-17 in an inter-zone Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) contest at the Transstadia Arena here on Tuesday to maintain their second position in the group standings.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Woman injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) A woman was injured on Tuesday in firing by the Pakistan Army in violation of ceasefire along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Kenya to bid for 2023 World Athletics Championships
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) Buoyed by the success of hosting the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Under-18 World Athletics Championships in July in Nairobi, Kenya's athletics officials have announced their intention of placing a bid for the senior version of the athletics gala.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
At Shivpal's show of strength, Mulayam remains mum on Akhilesh
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shivpal Singh Yadav chose Independence Day on Tuesday for his show of strength in home town Etawah.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Carvajal decries Ronaldo's 5-match suspension
Madrid, Aug 15 (IANS) Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal on Tuesday said the five-match suspension of his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo was excessive and hoped that the club's appeal would be accepted.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Buffon, Messi, Ronaldo in UEFA's best player short list
Madrid, Aug 15 (IANS) Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Argentine forward Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) and Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) made the cut for the short list of three candidates for the Best Player in Europe Award, UEFA announced on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Asian Games countdown to be held on Friday
Jakarta, Aug 15 (IANS) Countdown for the Asian Games 2018 will be undertaken in Indonesia's capital and the provincial capital of South Sumatra on Friday, a top sports official said here on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Football
North Bengal remains cut off, floods toll touches 12
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), Aug 15 (IANS) The toll in northern West Bengal due to floods and heavy rains rose to 12 as rail and road connectivity with the rest of the state continued to be in shambles on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Zidane criticises 5-match ban on Ronaldo
Madrid, Aug 15 (IANS) Real Madrid's French coach, Zinedine Zidane, on Tuesday lost his famous smile and harshly criticised the five-match ban imposed on his side's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Barca need miracle, Real Madrid a win to celebrate in Supercup second leg
Madrid, Aug 15 (IANS) Real Madrid entertain FC Barcelona in the return leg of the Spanish Supercup late on Wednesday night knowing that they are very close to lifting their second trophy of the new football season and taking an important psychological win over their main rivals for the La Liga title just days before the opening round of games in the Spanish league.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
I-Day human formations in Delhi had a Russian connection
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On Tuesday morning, when thousands of people were waiting for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Independence Day address at the Chhatrasal Stadium here, suddenly a huge colourful message "Namaskar" appeared in the stands -- an artistic formation by 1,143 school girls, seated opposite to where Kejriwal was to speak.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
As Gurdaspur by-poll looms, Punjab CM announces sops on I-Day
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) With a by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat looming large, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced various schemes and incentives for holistic development of border areas in Gurdaspur and Pathankot districts.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Minor headed for Chandigarh school for I-Day function raped
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) A minor girl was sexually assaulted by an unidentified man at knife-point when she was on way to her school for Independence Day function here on Tuesday, police said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Swiss hotel's signs for Jews spark row
Geneva, Aug 15 (IANS) Israel has expressed anger to the Swiss government after a hotel in Switzerland put up signs telling Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Nepal appeals to China to resume trade along repaired border road
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) China has "responded positively" to an appeal by Nepal for immediate resumption of the Araniko Highway -- the main road that links Nepal with Tibet and China -- and, during talks between top Nepali leaders and visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Beijing has also agreed in principle to upgrade the trade highway.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Morocco King congratulates S. Korean President on Liberation Day
Rabat, Aug 15 (IANS/MAP) Moroccan King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on his countrys Liberation Day on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Diplomacy
Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad withdraws financial support
Frankfurt, Aug 15 (IANS) Germany's second-biggest airline on Tuesday filed for insolvency after its majority shareholder decided to withdraw its financial support.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
I can't influence Coutinho's decision: Liverpool skipper Henderson
Liverpool, Aug 15 (IANS) Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has said that he cannot influence star winger Phillipe Coutinho into staying at the club, adding that he will nonetheless talk to the Brazilian and attempt to change his decision.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
29 killed as floods ravage Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 15 (IANS) At least 29 people have died in the last few days in floods caused by heavy rainfall in Bangladesh, officials said.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Zimbabwe's First Lady accused of assault in South Africa
Johannesburg, Aug 15 (IANS) The wife of Zimbabwes President Robert Mugabe has been accused of assaulting a woman at an upscale Johannesburg hotel and was due to appear in court in South Africa, officials said.
2017-08-15
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala Blasters sign ManU defender Brown
Kochi, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters on Tuesday announced the signing of former Manchester United defender Wes Brown for the upcoming season.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Spat with Juventus coach reason for my Milan move, reveals Bonucci
Milan, Aug 15 (IANS) In a startling revelation, former Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that his spat with chief coach Massimiliano Allegri was one of the reasons he left the Turin football giants for AC Milan this summer.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Modi's I-Day speech 'most disappointing', insensitive towards Gorakhpur deaths: Congress
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech as "most disappointing" and slammed him for being "insensitive" towards the deaths of over 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital last week.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Government to make 20 universities 'world class': Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore to transform 20 universities into "world class" educational institutions.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Fasting Nepali doctor's condition worsens, supporters clash with police
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) Supporters of a senior surgeon whose fast unto death seeking reforms in Nepals medical education system entered the 23rd day on Tuesday clashed with security personnel as his condition deteriorated.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Health/Medicine
Left Front forms four km-long human chain in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Taking an oath to preserve the country's unity, secularism and democratic rights, West Bengal Left Front leaders and activists on Tuesday formed a four kilometer-long human chain here on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day.
2017-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Resolve Korean Peninsula issue via diplomatic means: China to US
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) China has called on the US to back up Monday's statement by senior US officials that Washington wished to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue through diplomatic means.
2017-08-15
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Blue Whale Challenge: Kerala Police probe youngster's death
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) While the Centre has launched efforts to tackle the problems posed by 'The Blue Whale challenge' by ordering removal of all internet links to the online game, Kerala Police have begun a probe into the death of a local teenager.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Britain seeks 'temporary customs union' with EU
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Britain on Tuesday published a position paper in a bid to negotiate a "temporary customs union" arrangement with the EU for an interim period after Brexit to avoid chaos in cross-border trade.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bengaluru sees heaviest August rainfall since 1890
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180 mm rainfall in barely three hours, the heaviest downpour in August in over 100 years.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tarun Mansukhani starts writing his next film
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Director Tarun Mansukhani has started writing his next, but has not revealed the genre of the film.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google hiring based on race or gender: Fired engineer
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) In a fresh onslaught on its former employer, James Damore, the engineer who was fired by Google over a memo criticising the company's diversity efforts, has said that the tech giant is discriminating in its hiring practices.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Modi refers to 42-year-old project to attack previous governments
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) In a veiled attack against the previous governments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday referred to a rail project which got delayed by 42 years.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Liver inflammation may raise risk of heart diseases
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Inflammation in the liver can play a key role in the development of fat accumulation in the arteries, cause blood clots as well as other cardiovascular conditions, researchers have found.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
India celebrates 71st Independence Day -- peacefully (National Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India on Tuesday celebrated its 71st Independence Day peacefully, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that "goli" (bullet) and "gaali" (abuse) cannot resolve the Kashmir problem.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arunachal has traversed a long journey from NEFA: Khandu
Itanagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh has traversed a long journey from the days of North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) to being a union territory and now completing three decades of existence as a state of the Indian Union, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sikh Takht chief passes away
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Giani Mal Singh, the Jathedar (chief) of Takht Keshgarh Sahib, passed away in Mohali town near here on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Five killed as Himachal bus falls into gorge
Shimla, Aug 15 (IANS) Five persons were killed and nine others injured on Tuesday when a government bus parked on a roadside rolled down into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, police said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
286 bodies recovered in Sierra Leone mudslide
Freetown, Aug 15 (IANS) At least 286 bodies have been recovered from a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone's capital, officials said.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Sierra Leone,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
PGA Championship winner Thomas to defend CIMB Classic golf title
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 15 (IANS) American golfer Justin Thomas, who won his first major at last week's PGA Championship, will defend his title for the third straight year at the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur from October 12 to 15, the CIMB Group announced on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Golf
Prachi Desai injured while shooting for 'Kosha'
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Prachi Desai hurt herself while shooting for a scene in her upcoming film "Kosha". She says after wrapping up she felt her bruises were "completely worth it".
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maharashtra celebrates 71st I-Day with patriotic fervour (Lead, With Images)
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Maharashtra celebrated the 71st Independence Day with patriotic fervour, though the celebrations on Tuesday were partly marred due to sudden heavy rains that lashed parts of the state, including Mumbai and coastal Konkan.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Shutdown cripples life in Kashmir on Independence Day
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) A protest shutdown called by separatist leaders on Tuesday affected life adversely across the Kashmir Valley even though it was a public holiday on account of Independence Day.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Today's actors are doing phenomenal work: Tanvi Azmi
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Tanvi Azmi has lauded the new crop of actors in Bollywood saying that they are doing phenomenal work.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Social media flooded with Independence Day greetings
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Social media on Tuesday was flooded with greetings and congratulatory messages on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day, with Google celebrating the day with a beautiful doodle.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
PM offers love to Kashmir, says India can fight any security challenge (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India is capable of fighting any security threat on "borders, space or cyberspace", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, as he urged militants in Kashmir to shun violence and let love resolve the dragging problem.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Know why expensive wine tastes better
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Ever wondered why a bottle of expensive wine tastes better? It is because the reward centre in the brain tricks us into expecting better taste when the price is higher which in turn affects the brain's taste processing regions, researchers say.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka marks Independence Day
Colombo, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka celebrated India's 71st Independence Day on Tuesday by hoisting the national flag and organising a cultural performance.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Modi lauds Salim-Sulaiman's patriotic song
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised composer duo Salim-Sulaiman Merchant for composing a patriotic song titled "Mera desh hi dharam" on the occasion of Indias 71st Independence Day.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Tweets can signal health issues: Report
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) The way people express their opinions and emotions on microblogging site Twitter may signal the rise of influenza, depression or other health issues in a specific area, an analysis of millions of anonymous tweets has revealed.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Technology,Health/Medicine
Sharif challenges disqualification verdict in top court
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court for review of the Panama Papers verdict that led to his disqualification.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Tevez permitted to go to Argentina for treatment
Shanghai, Aug 15 (IANS) If reports in Chinese media are to be believed, striker Carlos Tevez has been granted permission by Shanghai Shenhua football club to return to Argentina for treatment of a calf injury after receiving a written guarantee that he will return before the end of the month.
2017-08-15
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Sreesanth back on cricket field after 4 years
Kochi, Aug 15 (IANS) As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, former Indian speedster S. Sreesanth took to a cricket field for the first time in four years as he led a team in an exhibition match here.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
101 canteens to feed poor in Bengaluru from Wednesday: CM
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) To make Karnataka hunger-free and provide food at affordable rates to the labour class and poor migrants, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday announced that the state government would open Indira canteens across Bengaluru on Wednesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
There's always fear of being judged: Shanker Raman
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Shanker Raman, whose directorial debut "Gurgaon" opened earlier this month to rave reviews, says there is always a fear of being judged and misunderstood.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nagaland celebrates Independence Day
Kohima, Aug 15 (IANS) Thousands of people across Nagaland on Tuesday celebrated India's Independence Day amidst a boycott call by the Myanmar-based NSCN-K.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Terrorism
6 students electrocuted at Bengal school I-Day event, one critical
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Six students were electrocuted during the Independence Day celebrations at a primary school in West Bengal on Tuesday, police said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Bengal celebrates colourful I-day
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tri-colour and oversaw a colourful parade here on Tuesday as West Bengal joined the nation in celebrating the 71st Independence Day.
2017-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Taramani' was emotionally draining, says Andrea
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Andrea Jeremiah, whose role in the latest Tamil drama "Taramani" has been well received by audiences and critics alike, says playing the part was emotionally draining and she found her character to be bolder than she anticipated.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Mehbooba Mufti welcomes Modi's remarks on Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day remarks on Kashmir.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Bill Murray is my dream man: Charli XCX
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Charli XCX is happy that stars like Diplo, Joe Jonas and will.i.am made guest appearances in the video of her latest song "Boys", but if she could have shot actor Bill Murray for the video, it would have been "the dream".
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
West Bengal celebrates colourful Independence Day
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour and inspected a colourful parade here on Tuesday as the state joined the nation in celebrating the 71st Independence Day.
2017-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I don't resemble my father, says Akshaye Khanna
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Akshaye Khanna says he doesn't look like his late father and actor Vinod Khanna.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
We're slaves until we get freedom from corruption: Kamal Haasan
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Well-known actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said Indians cannot attain true freedom until they are freed of the scourge of corruption.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Sonia calls for fighting communal forces
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday stressed the need for speaking in unison against separatism and terrorism as well as divisive and communal forces and to unite to protect India's fundamental values.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Monaco's Gil Dias joins Fiorentina on loan for 2 seasons
Rome, Aug 15 (IANS) Monaco winger Gil Dias has joined ACF Fiorentina on loan for two football seasons with a permanent purchase option, the Italian club announced on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Federer pulls out of Cincinnati, Nadal will be new World No.1
Basel, Aug 15 (IANS) Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has pulled out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, due to a back problem, making Spain's Rafael Nadal the World No.1 when the rankings come out on August 21 regardless of how far he advances at the event.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Crime against women, children matter of concern: Meghalaya CM
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) Expressing concern over crimes against women and children, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said women's police stations have been set up in seven districts of the state.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Owners of two Goa beach shacks arrested on drug charges
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) Owners of two popular beach shacks in North Goa's Anjuna village were arrested on Tuesday after a police raid found waiters and patrons at the establishments in possession of drugs, said police.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madhya Pradesh celebrates 71st Independence Day
Bhopal, Aug 15 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday unfurled the tricolour here on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day, officials said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Be proud of your religious, ethnic identities: Khehar
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Supreme Court Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar on Tuesday said every citizen should be proud of his or her religious and ethnic identify while being equally proud of their Indian identity.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
25 skill development centres in a year: Kejriwal's I-Day promise
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday promised to open more than 25 skill development centres and fight dengue and chikungunya in the national capital.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Higuain apologises to Juventus' fans for losing Italian Super Cup
Rome, Aug 15 (IANS) Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain has apologised to Juventus fans after the Turin football giants lost the Italian Super Cup to Lazio.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Israel nabs senior Islamic leader over 'incitement'
Jerusalem, Aug 15 (IANS) Israeli police on Tuesday said it arrested a senior Islamic leader over suspected "incitement".
2017-08-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian-origin man awarded $2.9mn after bad reference cost him job
Singapore, Aug 15 (IANS) An Indian-origin man here has got 4 million Singaporean dollars ($2.9 million) in damages from his previous employer after a scathing reference letter by them cost him the chance to get a new job.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Singapore,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Government directs removal of 'Blue Whale' game links
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government has directed technology giants, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo to remove all links which direct users to the dangerous online game "The Blue Whale Challenge".
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Han Solo to have major role in 'Star Wars...'
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Director Rian Johnson has confirmed that Han Solo will have a major role in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" despite being killed off in the 2015 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Returning from I-Day function, minor raped in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) The Chandigarh Police have registered a case of rape after a complaint from a girl that she was sexually assaulted by a man while returning home after attending the Independence Day function at her school here on Tuesday, police said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four killed in Dhamra port in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) At least four labourers were killed and three injured when a heap of coal collapsed on them at Adani Group managed Dhamra port in Odisha's Bhadrak district on Tuesday, witnesses said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Markle used to repeatedly watch Diana's wedding
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Meghan Markle reportedly used to watch the late Princess Diana's wedding on repeat when she was young.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran denies drone approached US aircraft carrier
Tehran, Aug 15 (IANS) Iran denied a US Navy report that an Iranian drone flew close to a US aircraft carrier in international waters in the Persian Gulf, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
After Rahul, 'missing' posters of Sonia Gandhi surface
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) A week after posters of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi 'missing' surfaced in Amethi, it was the turn of his mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday to go 'missing' in Rae Bareli.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian cricket team celebrate I-Day in Kandy
Kandy, Aug 15 (IANS) Led by skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, the Indian cricket team on Tuesday celebrated the country's Independence Day here after sealing the three match Test series against Sri Lanka 3-0.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Schalke, Berlin advance in German Cup
Berlin, Aug 15 (IANS) Schalke secured their progression with a 2-0 victory over BFC Dynamo, while Hertha Berlin carved out a 2-0 win at Hansa Rostock in the first round in the German Cup football tournament.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Dahi Handi' celebrated with nationalistic flavour in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The birth of Lord Krishna was rung in with religious fervour on Tuesday and was followed by colourful 'Dahi Handi' with a distinct national flavour by thousands of Govindas all over Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
CPI-M condemns censorship of Tripura CM
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday denounced the refusal by Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) to broadcast the customary Independence Day address of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and sought action against officers who took the decision.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Afridi wishes India on Independence Day
Karachi, Aug 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket skipper Shahid Afridi on Tuesday wished India on its 71st Independence Day, calling for peace and tolerance between the two neighbouring countries.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Dhawan, Rahul gain big in ICC rankings
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul have attained career-high positions in the latest ICC Test rankings after figuring in an important partnership that helped India defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
India capable of defeating all inimical forces: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India is capable of defeating all inimical forces whether they came from the sea, the border, the cyber world or space.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Ruschel to auction shirt used in Barcelona friendly
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Chapecoense air disaster survivor Alan Ruschel said on Monday that he will auction the shirt he wore during his return to football against FC Barcelona and donate the proceeds to the families of the victims of last year's tragedy.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Hizb has new commander in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) The Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit has named Mohammad Bin Qasim as its new commander in Kashmir following the killing of Yasin Yatoo on Sunday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Kenya's javelin thrower Yego vows to return from injury
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) Olympic javelin silver medallist Julius Yego of Kenya has vowed he will be back in his best form after a recurrent ankle injury blighted his performance at the London World Athletics Championships.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Breast cancer may kill 76,000 Indian women a year by 2020
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS) Lack of early diagnosis of breast cancer may kill 76,000 Indian women in a year by 2020, says a study, one of whose researchers is of Indian origin.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Apple changes Maps icon to show new spaceship campus
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Since the announcement of iOS 11 in its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple has been tinkering with app icons in the beta version of the operating system with latest changes being made in the Maps and the App Store.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Every incident an eye-opener, says UP CM
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Calling every incident an eye-opener, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday sought to blame the deaths of over 60 children in Gorakhpur on encephalitis.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran warns of quitting nuclear agreement
Tehran, Aug 15 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday warned that the country could pull out of a nuclear agreement signed with the world's major powers within hours if the US imposes more sanctions.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Proud to stand with people of India, says US
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The US on Tuesday greeted India on its Independence Day and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious vision for India-US ties holds great promise for advancing their shared interests in the 21st century.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Independence Day celebrated in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday unfurled the national flag and led the 71st Independence Day celebrations in the state.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Police directed to crack down on rave parties: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) The police have been directed to launch a crackdown on rave parties and late night music events held in remote areas of Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday, adding that frustration and lack of direction among youth was leading to increasing drug proliferation in the state.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Monchengladbach extend contract with defender Wendt
Berlin, Aug 15 (IANS) German football club Borussia Monchengladbach has extended its contract with seasoned defender Oscar Wendt till June 30, 2019.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Flamengo name Colombian Rueda as coach
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazilian football club Flamengo on Monday confirmed the appointment of Colombian Reinaldo Rueda as its head coach.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Hockey: India beat Netherlands 2-1
Amsterdam, Aug 15 (IANS) India's hockey team overcame home side the Netherlands 2-1 here in the Robo Super Series, part of India's tour of Europe.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Hockey
Sri Lanka gets new Foreign Minister
Colombo, Aug 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Minister of Development Assignments Tilak Marapana was on Tuesday sworn in as the country's new Foreign Minister in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena, officials said.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Neo JMB militant kills himself in Dhaka hotel raid
Dhaka, Aug 15 (IANS) A suspected militant of the Neo JMB group blew himself up with his suicide vest during a raid by security forces on a hotel in Bangladesh's capital city on Tuesday, police said.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Telangana proud to host Global Entrepreneurship Summit: CM
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Telangana is proud to host the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in November and is preparing to make it a grand success, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Guam radio stations accidentally air emergency alert
Hagatna (Guam), Aug 15 (IANS) After a week of threats from North Korea aimed at Guam, the island's residents on Tuesday thought the worst had happened when two radio stations accidentally broadcast an emergency civil danger warning, the media reported.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Guam,Defence/Security
Mizoram's flagship programme helped farmers: CM
Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) The Mizoram government's flagship programme, New Land Use Policy (NLUP), has brought development to the state and prosperity to the farmers, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said in his address at the Independence Day function here on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Indian Embassy in Nepal marks Independence Day
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian Embassy here celebrated India's 71st Independence Day at a public ceremony on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Affleck 'never' worked in movies that didn't do reshoots
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck has brushed off rumours that the "Justice League" reshoots indicated problems with the film.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Patriotic spirit at Red Fort on 71st I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) With huge pride and love for the nation, thousands of Indians attended the Independence Day ceremony here at the historical Red Fort to celebrate the country's freedom.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Indian, Pakistani border guards exchange sweets on I-Day
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Despite the bilateral tensions, border guards of India and Pakistan on Tuesday exchanged sweets and greetings along the International Border in Punjab on India's 71st Independence Day.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Don't have anymore 'chocolate boy' left in me: R. Madhavan
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Be it "Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein", "Tanu Weds Manu" or his TV show "Sea Hawks", actor R. Madhavan, fondly remembered for essaying the role of a lover boy on screen, says he would now do age appropriate romance as he does not have a "chocolate boy" left in him anymore.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Peaceful I-Day celebrations in Manipur despite boycott call
Imphal, Aug 15 (IANS) Manipur saw peaceful celebrations of the 71st Independence Day on Tuesday despite a boycott and strike called by seven insurgent groups.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Average life expectancy exceeds 72 years in Russia
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) For the first time, the average life expectancy in Russia exceeded 72 years, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets has said.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Gorakhpur tragedy 'irreversible', says Kerala CM in I-Day speech
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday termed the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy as "irreversible" and said the lives lost can never be got back, in his address at the Independence Day function here on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Liam Payne arranging talks between Cheryl, Bieber
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Singer Liam Payne has arranged for singer and partner Cheryl Tweedy to meet pop star Justin Bieber to discuss working together.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Uber wants operation to resume in Philippines
Manila, Aug 15 (IANS) Ride-hailing app Uber on Tuesday asked the Philippine transport regulator to allow the company to resume its operations in the country as it considered unjust the one-month suspension penalty imposed on it.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Bollywood voices India's concerns on Independence Day
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) From melody queen Lata Mangeshkar to veteran actress Shabana Azmi to actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bollywood celebrities have shared what independence means to them.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Always had fascination for uniform: Nikhil
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actor Nikhil Arya, who will be seen in an Independence Day special episode in crime based TV series "Khakhi Ek Vachan", says be it the armed forces or police, he has always had a "fascination for the uniform".
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Logo of Chiranjeevi's 'Uyyalawada?' to be released
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) The title logo of Chiranjeevi's upcoming Telugu historic film "Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy", based on the life of a popular freedom fighter from Kurnool, will be released on August 22 on the occasion of the actor's birthday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Teenager assaulted in Chandigarh on I-Day
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) A teenage girl returning home after attending the Independence Day function at her school here was sexually assaulted by a man on Tuesday, police said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Timberlake, Britney Spears might collaborate again
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Singers Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears are reportedly collaborating for new music.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
No economic independence even after 70 years: Tripura CM
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said that though Indians attained independence 70 years ago, they were yet to gain economic independence due to faulty policies pursued by powers that be since 1947.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Abe, Trump discuss Korean peninsula issue
Tokyo, Aug 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump on Tuesday agreed to work with the international community to prevent North Korea from launching missiles aimed at the US territory Guam.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Google, Scaleway dump white supremacist website
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Hours after GoDaddy dumped 'The Daily Stormer', a website that supported the white nationalist rally in Virginia, Google and French server-host Scaleway also banned the website from their platforms.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google pays high school student $10,000 for exposing hack
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Google has rewarded an Uruguayan school student $10,000 after he exposed a security flaw which hackers could have used to access sensitive data.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
Modi's I-Day speech 'most disappointing': Congress
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech as "most disappointing" and said his promise of curbing black money "remains a sham".
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal CM announces 4% DA hike
Shimla, Aug 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday announced a 4 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners from January 1, 2018.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi will get 25 skill development centres in a year
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday promised to open more than 25 skill development centres and fight dengue and chikungunya in the national capital.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tibetans in exile celebrate India's I-Day
Dharamsala, Aug 15 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Tuesday celebrated India's 71st Independence Day and thanked the Indian government and its people for their support.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Modi invokes Hindu gods in Independence Day speech
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invoked Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, apart from Mahatma Gandhi, while asserting that each Indian had a role to play in the making of a new India by 2022.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Police directed to crackdown on rave parties: Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) Goa Police have been directed to launch a crackdown on rave parties and late night music events which are held in remote areas of the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian expats in UAE celebrate Independence Day
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian expatriates in the UAE on Tuesday celebrated India's 71st Independence Day with zeal and fervour by hoisting the national flag and organising cultural events.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Will solve Kashmir problem with love, not bullets: PM Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he was firmly committed to fight problems in Kashmir with love because neither bullets nor brickbats will solve the dragging issue.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Different brand choices can make dent in relationship
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Do you like Coke while your partner prefers Pepsi? Beware, difference in brand choices can affect our happiness in relationships more than shared interests or personality traits, suggests a research.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Intel CEO is third executive to leave Trump council
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced his resignation from President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council, becoming the third executive to do so since the violence in Virginia, the media reported.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Thousands transferred, branches closed, but no major protests in SBI
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) India's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), has rationalised 716 offices (594 branches and 122 administrative offices) and several thousands of employees have been transferred beginning this fiscal, but, strangely, there have been no major protests, top officials said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Misogyny in India is disgusting: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Singer-actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who got abusive tweets for expressing irritation over the Muslim prayer call last month, feels disgusted over the misogyny and general disrespect towards women in India.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Binge-watching TV may cut sleep quality, up insomnia risk
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Young adults with the habit of binge-watching television shows for over three hours in one sitting may be at risk of having poor sleep quality, increased fatigue and insomnia, researchers warned.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Three killed in Himachal bus accident
Shimla, Aug 15 (IANS) Three persons were killed and 10 others injured on Tuesday when a government bus parked on a roadside slipped down a slope and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, police said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata wishes Odisha CM speedy recovery
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wished her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik speedy recovery after the latter suddenly felt unwell while addressing an Independence Day function.
2017-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Singapore sentences three Britons over sex assault
Singapore, Aug 15 (IANS) A Singapore court on Tuesday sentenced three Britons to jail and caning for sexually assaulting a drunk and unconscious woman, the media reported.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal celebrates colourful I-Day
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour and oversaw a colourful parade here on Tuesday as West Bengal joined the nation in celebrating the 71st Independence Day.
2017-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Odisha CM taken ill during flag hoisting
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik suddenly felt unwell while addressing the gathering at the Independence Day function here on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Ravi Teja's 'Raja The Great' teaser released
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) The teaser of Ravi Teja-starrer Telugu actioner "Raja The Great" was unveiled on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Protesting Maharashtra farmers caned on I-Day
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Maharashtra farmers protesting against the non-implementation of the farm loans waiver package were caned on Tuesday in some parts of the state. Many others were arrested, a farmer leader said.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
RSS leader says Yogi government should do 'penance' for Gorakhpur tragedy
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has been targetted over the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy by an RSS functionary, who said the Uttar Pradesh government should do "penance" for the deaths.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Be proud of your religious, ethnic identities: Khehar
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Supreme Court Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar on Tuesday said every citizen should be proud of his or her religious and ethnic identify while being equally proud of their Indian identity.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka celebrates Independence Day
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Independence Day celebrations took place across Karnataka on Tuesday, with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unfurling the tricolour and inspecting a guard of honour here.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
CBFC is a confused organization: Pahlaj Nihalani
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is a confused organization, says its former chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, who insists its guidelines do not stipulate that films should not be cut.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Janmashtami gets freedom flavour
Mathura, Aug 15 (IANS) Janmashtami celebrations this year have a distinct freedom flavour, with some Sri Krishna idols attired in colours of the national flag and tri-colour "burfies" distributed as prasad here.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Shun guns and stones, Mehbooba tells Kashmiris
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday made a passionate plea to the young in the Valley to shun guns and stones and also vowed to continue to fight for the state's special Constitutional status.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Sonu, Monu, Giru and Parrikar's Panaji by-poll campaign
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) Sarcastic songs, fashioned after RJ Malishka's now viral "Sonu song", appear to have taken centrestage in the Panaji by-poll campaign, where Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is trying to book a passage to the state assembly.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Size inclusive shows, celebration of modern Indian bride: LFW set for new edition (Curtain Raiser)
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The winter/festive edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) is set to roll here from Wednesday and the designers can't wait to reveal the fresh trends in the industry. From shows not restricted to a perfect frame, designs inspired by eminent painter Amrita Sher-Gil, to designers stepping into filmmaking with the fashion runway -- the extravaganza promises many firsts.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
6.5 mn hit by floods in Bihar, over 40 dead
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) More than 6.5 million people have been affected by floods in Bihar, that have claimed the lives of over 40 people so far, washed away thousands of huts, badly damaged buildings, roads, bridges and standing crops worth crores, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Google to pay Apple $3bn to remain on iPhone
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Google will pay Apple nearly $3 billion this year to remain as the default search engine on iOS devices, US-based research and brokerage firm Bernstein has said.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Jharkhand celebrates Independence Day
Ranchi, Aug 15 (IANS) Independence Day celebrations took place across Jharkhand amid tight security.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Nakuul, Ayushmann have 'fun' exchanging notes on TV's evolution
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Actors Nakuul Mehta and Ayushmann Khurrana, who has done shows like "MTV Roadies", had fun exchanging notes on how television has evolved over the years.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
GST demonstrates cooperative-competitive federalism: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The implementation of GST from last month is testimony to the strength of the spirit of "cooperative and competitive federalism" in the country and has immediately resulted in a 30 per cent increase in efficiency in the transportation sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
RSS chief raises flag at Kerala school
Palakkad (Kerala), Aug 15 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday unfurled the Indian tricolour at a government-aided school here despite being told by authorities that political personalities can't do this. This sparked criticism from the CPI-M and the Congress.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Education
'Deadpool 2' stunt person dead after on-set accident
Vancouver, Aug 15 (IANS) A female stunt person has died while performing a motorcycle stunt on the set of "Deadpool 2," according to a statement from the police here.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mattis warns of escalation into war if N. Korea attacks US
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has warned that if North Korea fires at the US, the situation could quickly escalate into war, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Leave 'Chalta hai' attitude, replace with 'Badal Sakta hai': PM
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for an end to the 'Chalta hai' attitude of complacency and adopt a 'Badal sakta hai' attitude to bring about positive change.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Seven Indian companies among 200 in green energy revenues
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India is among the top 11 countries as seven of its companies are among a list of the 200 largest publicly traded entities that are making significant revenue from clean energy, an international report said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan celebrates I-Day
Jaipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Rajasthan on Tuesday celebrated the 71st Independence Day with traditional enthusiasm and fervour throughout the state.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Wish to create international-level academy for Indian music: Shankar Mahadevan
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Years ago, when Shankar Mahadevan became part of the Indian music industry, youngsters from middle-class families didn't see huge opportunities in the field. The singer-composer feels that today, when there are so many possible avenues for them, the country lags in providing world-class music education.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
PM calls for 'New India' free of terror, communalism (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a "New India" that will be free of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption as he urged those wielding the gun in Kashmir to join the mainstream so that the Kashmir problem is solved through "embrace".
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
S.Korean President vows to prevent war
Seoul, Aug 15 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday vowed to "prevent a war at all costs" amid the ongoing tension between Washington and Pyongyang.
2017-08-15
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Protesters pull down Confederate statue in US state
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) A peaceful demonstration organised to stand in solidarity with the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, took a turn when protesters toppled a Confederate statue in the US state of North Carolina, the media reported.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump orders probe into China's trade practice, Beijing concerned
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump directed the US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to examine China's intellectual property practices, despite worries about potential harm to China-US trade ties.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Assam celebrates 71st Independence Day
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) Independence Day celebrations took place across Assam on Tuesday amid the devastating floods that have claimed 20 lives in the past few days and affected over 30 lakh people in 25 districts of the state.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Odisha celebrates I-Day despite Maoist-threats
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Undeterred by the Maoists' threat, Odisha celebrated the 71st Independence Day amid gaiety and camaraderie with much patriotic fervour on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
PM launches website to honour gallantry winners
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a website to honour all the gallantry award winners since Independence.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
India-Pakistan peace a distant prospect: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) With seven decades of unending hostility, peaceful coexistence between India and Pakistan "is very obviously a distant prospect", a leading newspaper here said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Fine tailoring brand from Paris to enter India
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Paris based luxury men's wear brand Cifonelli is marking its entry in India. The brand, known for its couture collection and elite clientele, will be available for the patrons at an exclusive on-invitation only trunk show here and in Mumbai.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka celebrates Independence Day
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Independence Day celebrations took place across Karnataka on Tuesday amid tight security.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
B-Town celebrities wish Happy Independence Day
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) As the nation celebrates its 71st Independence Day, B-Town too shared its wishes to mark the occasion. From Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan, from Priyanka Chopra to Madhur Bhandarkar -- all took to their respective social media to express their pride in being an Indian, and wished their friends, fans and followers a Happy Independence Day on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telangana CM unfurls national flag at Golconda Fort
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) For the fourth consecutive year, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao unfurled the national flag at the historic Golconda Fort to mark India's Independence Day.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Agra needs freedom from filth, say residents
Agra, Aug 15 (IANS) India's Independence Day was celebrated here on Tuesday, with residents underlining that the Taj Mahal town needed freedom from garbage and filth.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Over Rs 3 lakh cr came into system after note ban: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Listing the achievements of the NDA government in curbing black money, including demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that authorities had confiscated black money worth over Rs 1 lakh crore and around Rs 3 lakh crore had been brought into the banking system.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S. Korea
Seoul, Aug 15 (IANS) South Korea has detected eggs contaminated with the pesticide fipronil and has momentarily banned egg products from all farms with over 3,000 hens, authorities announced on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
RSS chief raises flag at Kerala school
Palakkad (Kerala), Aug 15 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday unfurled the Indian tricolour at a government-aided school here despite being told by authorities that political personalities were not permitted do this.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Maharashtra celebrates 71st Independence Day with patriotic fervour
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Maharashtra on Tuesday celebrated the 71st Independence Day with patriotic fervor though the commemorations were marred due to heavy rains that lashed some parts of the state including Mumbai and the coastal Konkan region.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Australian government under threat after Deputy PM's citizenship row
Canberra, Aug 15 (IANS) The government of Australia faces losing its parliamentary majority after it was revealed the Deputy Prime Minister could be a citizen of New Zealand.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Haryana, Punjab celebrate I-Day
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Patriotic fervour gripped Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday as they marked the country's Independence Day.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Won't compromise on corruption, governance: Nitish
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to good governance and battling corruption as he hoisted the national flag on Independence Day here on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
PM urges greater digital transactions
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the nation, especially the youth, to adopt the digital platform for their money transactions.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Government to handhold farmers from seeds to markets: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government would handhold farmers right from procurement of seeds to access to the markets in order to improve their lives.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Andhra Pradesh CM hoists tricolour in Tirupati
Tirupati, Aug 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu hoisted the national flag in this temple town on Tuesday to mark the 71st Independence Day celebrations.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu follows Jayalalithaa's welfare measures: CM
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said his government follows the footsteps of the late J. Jayalalithaa to implement various welfare measures initiated by her.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Assam celebrates Independence Day
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) Independence Day celebrations took place on Tuesday across Assam amid devastating floods in the state that have claimed 20 lives and affected over 30 lakh others.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Himachal landslide: UP begins process to get 12 bodies
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to ensure early return of the 12 bodies of Uttar Pradesh residents who perished in the Himachal land slide in Mandi district, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fight against corruption will go on: PM
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India's battle against corruption and black money will go on, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Hope Modi's advise covers security forces too: Omar
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that the Kashmir problem cannot be resolved by "abuse" and "bullets" will be applicable to security forces too.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Maduro asks for international support against Trump's threat
Caracas, Aug 15 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for international support to deal with the "threat" of military action by his US counterpart Donald Trump.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Hymns to Hindustan: Patriotic film songs from pre- and newly Independent India
Every August 15 and January 26, wherever official or private programmes to celebrate the Independence Day and Republic Day are being held, the strains you are likely to hear would be most probably "Aao Bachon tumhe dikhaye", "Kar chale hum fida", "Chorho kal ki baaten", "Mere Desh ki dharti" or "Dil diya jaan bhi denge, Ae Watan tere liye".
2017-08-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Three lakh shell companies uncovered: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) More than three lakh "shell companies" set up to facilitate generation of black money have been unearthed by the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi keeps his I-Day speech 'short'
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Tuesday from the Red Fort here on Independence Day was his shortest so far in the last four years.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Abe sends offering to controversial shrine
Tokyo, Aug 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday sent an offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine here on a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the country's surrender in the Second World War.
2017-08-15
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Modi commends women fighting Triple Talaq
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised women battling the system of Triple Talaq and said the entire country supports them.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Taking nation on new track of development with speed: PM
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) We are taking the nation on a new track of development and are moving ahead with speed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump orders probe into China's trade practice
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has directed the US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to examine the so-called China's intellectual property practices, despite worries about potential harms to China-US trade ties.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Government nurturing youth to be job creators: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government is nurturing youngsters to become job creators and not job-seekers.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
UN chief concerned about India's plans to deport Rohingyas
United Nations, Aug 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned about India's plans to deport Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, his spokesperson Farhan Haq said.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
New York welcomes Trump with protests, security measures
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered outside the Trump Tower here, waiting for President Donald Trump to arrive at his home, on what is his first overnight visit to his residence since he was sworn into office in January.
2017-08-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
2018 crucial for those born in 21st century: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that those born in the 21st century will decide the future of the nation and the year 2018 would be crucial for them in that quest.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi denounces mob violence
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) In an obvious attack on cow vigilantes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said violence in the name of one's values was unacceptable.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Many countries helping India in war against terror: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Many countries are actively helping India in the war against terror, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Himachal governor cancels 'At Home' I-Day ceremony
Shimla, Aug 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Tuesday cancelled the "At Home" ceremony to mark Independence Day in the wake of a massive landslide that claimed the lives of 46 persons.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Those who plundered nation have lost sleep: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said those who have looted the nation and the poor are now not able to sleep peacefully.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Surgical strike proved India's strength: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in Pakistani territory proved to the world India's strength, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
PM says 2017 special, urges creation of New India
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed 2017 a special year and urged to take the country ahead with determination to create a "New India".
2017-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics