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Gujarat Congress leader slaps legal notice on CM
Ahmedabad, Oct 20 (IANS) senior Gujarat leader Shaktisinh Gohil has slapped a legal notice of criminal and civil proceedings on Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for "politically motivated" charges of engineering attacks on north Indian migrant workers in the state.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
MIM shares BJP's ideology of hatred, says Rahul Gandhi
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) shares Bharatiya Janata Party's ideology of hatred and divisiveness.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP corporator arrested for assaulting police officer
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party corporator in Meerut was arrested on Saturday for assaulting a uniformed sub-inspector at a restaurant that the former owns, police said.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will continue to fight soft and hard Hindutva: Owaisi
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Reacting sharply to Congress president Rahul Gandhi's remark that MIM shared BJP's ideology of hatred, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday his party would continue to fight both soft and hard Hindutva.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Scuffle between advocate, relative inside court, FIR lodged
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) An advocate got into a scuffle with her brother's wife within the court compound on Saturday. The police have lodged cross FIRs.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Delhi hold Kerala Blasters 1-1
Kochi, Oct 20 (IANS) Kerala Blasters were thwarted at the fag end for the second consecutive Indian Super League (ISL) match as Delhi Dynamos held them to a 1-1 draw at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Will probe alleged sexual abuse of Khasi woman: Christian Brothers
Shillong, Oct 20 (IANS) The Congregation of Christian Brothers, a worldwide religious community within the Catholic Church, on Saturday said an "internal investigation" will be carried out against Brother Francis Gale, who is accused of sexually abusing a tribal Khasi woman in Meghalaya.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP leaders ask cadres to begin preparations for 2019 polls
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Senior BJP leaders interacted with district party office-bearers on Saturday and issued instructions on how to roll out the election campaign ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP Yoddhas' Prashant denies Bengal another win in PKL
Pune, Oct 20 (IANS) Bengal Warriors' winning streak came to an end as UP Yoddhas forced them to a draw in the 25th match of the Pro Kabaddi League here on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Magisterial probe into Amritsar train tragedy; railways deny responsibility (Roundup)
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) The Punjab government on Saturday ordered a magisterial probe into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people watching Dusshera effigy burning were crushed to death by a speeding train even as the railways said it was not responsible for the tragedy.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Morgan, Morgan, Givens take lead at Women's Indian Open
Gurugram, Oct 20 (IANS) The closing stretch took a heavy toll of the overnight leaders and allowed a group of chasers to not only catch up but actually overtake them in the third round of the Womens Indian Open 2018 golf tournament here on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Golf
Kasatkina wins Kremlin Cup title, ends Jabeur's historic run
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS) Daria Kasatkina of Russia won the Kremlin Cup title on Saturday, prevailing over Tunisia's Ons Jabeur 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 and ending Jabeur's historic run in which she became her country's first-ever WTA finalist.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Tennis
Atlas edges Veracruz 4-3 on last-minute goal
Guadalajara (Mexico), Oct 20 (IANS) American defender Omar Gonzalez scored a goal in second-half stoppage time to give Atlas a 4-3 victory over Veracruz in the Mexican soccer league's Apertura championship.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
La Liga: Levante stuns Real Madrid 2-1
Madrid, Oct 20 (IANS) On the strength of two goals in the opening minutes, Levante stunned Real Madrid 2-1 on Saturday, earning their second-ever win against Madrid and their third consecutive La Liga victory.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Serbia claims 1st-ever gold medal in Women's Volleyball Worlds
Yokohama (Japan), Oct 20 (IANS) Serbia's national women's volleyball team earned its first-ever gold medal after defeating Italy 3-2 in five sets (21-25, 25-14, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12) here at the 2018 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Explain why former Congress MLAs met Amit Shah before resigning: Congress
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) The Goa Congress on Saturday demanded to know why two of its now former MLAs met BJP national president Amit Shah before submitting their resignation from the party earlier this week before joining the BJP.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Five killed, several injured in Assam road mishap
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) At least five people, including two women, died and several others were injured when their bus fell into a water body on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya willing to join politics
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on Saturday expressed her inclination towards joining politics, saying she would surely do so "if the nation wants".
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi to inaugurate National Police Memorial
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) On the occasion of Police Commemoration Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the National Police Memorial on Sunday to recognize the the sacrifices made by police personnel since Independence.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Another case against Kanhaiya Kumar in Bihar
Patna, Oct 20 (IANS) A case against former JNU Students Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was lodged in Bihar's Begusarai district on Saturday over his alleged statement against the Hindu religion, police said.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
A day after train tragedy, rail traffic on Amritsar-Jalandhar route still blocked
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after the train tragedy in which 59 people watching Dusshera effigy burning were crushed to death by a speeding train, the traffic on the Jalandhar-Amritsar route has not yet been restored, officials said.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
#MeToo: Star India internal panel writes to anonymous accuser to come forward
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The Internal Complaints Committee of Star India on Sexual Harassment (Star ICC) has written to the anonymous accuser -- who had alleged "sexual exploitation" of women employees -- asking her to reach out to the committee or its external member on allegations made by her in tweets.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Bollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dalit woman activist won't be taken to Sabarimala temple on Saturday: Police
Sabarimala, Oct 20 (IANS) Manju, a 38-year-old Dalit activist, won't be taken to the Sabarimala temple on Saturday, police said, adding that they were also checking her antecedents.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
40 organizations call Assam bandh on Oct 23 against Citizenship Bill
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 40 organizations belonging to different indigenous communities have called for a dawn-to-dusk bandh on October 23 opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, according to Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Expecting tough challenge from India, says West Indies skipper
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) Ahead of the first One-Day International against India, West Indies skipper Jason Holder on Saturday said his team is expecting a tough challenge as India are the best one-day side.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
Delhi's air pollution spikes, severe in some regions
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The National Capital saw a sudden spike in the air-pollution on Saturday, a day after Dussehera.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
HDFC Bank Q2 net profit up 20.6%
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a 20.6 per cent increase in its net profit to Rs 5,005.73 crore during the quarter ended September 30, 2018, as compared to Rs 4,151.03 crore in the year-ago period.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Herald case: Court reserves order on plea seeking to restrain Swamy's tweets
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A local court here on Saturday reserved its order on Congress leader Motilal Vora's plea seeking to restrain Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy's tweets on the on-going National Herald case.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Outflow of foreign funds not a good sign for economy: Analysts
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The rupee and the US dollar equation along with an uncertain domestic and global economic growth outlook has triggered a massive foreign fund outflow from the country's capital market segment.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Education
5 killed, 118 injured in Afghanistan's polling day violence
Kabul, Oct 20 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 118 injured in a series of violent attacks and explosions in Afghanistan as the long-awaited parliamentary elections got underway in the militancy-plagued country on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Shuttler Srikanth out; Saina in final of Denmark Open
Odense (Denmark), Oct 20 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles semi-final match to Kento Momota of Japan while Saina Nehwal entered the women's singles final of the Denmark Open here on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
AAP to kick-off campaign for 2019 general election on Sunday
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal will launch the party's campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in the national capital on Sunday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over half a million people march in London seeking 2nd Brexit vote
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Over half a million people marched through central London on Saturday calling for a second, final vote on the UK's withdrawal from the EU, protest organizers announced.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Delhi's Dwarka chokes as garbage burning releases toxic gases
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Residents of Dwarka sub-city on Saturday took out a protest march as open burning of garbage continued, spewing toxic fumes and worsening the air quality to "severe-plus or emergency".
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
MIM shares BJP's ideology of hatred, says Rahul Gandhi
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) shares Bharatiya Janata Party's ideology of hatred and divisiveness.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Bebaak' dropped from MAMI film fest, director feels helpless
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Director Shazia Iqbal says her film has been dropped from the line-up of the 20th Jio Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) Mumbai Film Festival as its producer is Anurag Kashyap.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Skipper Kohli backs Rayudu for fourth spot
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday backed Ambati Rayudu for the number four slot ahead of their first ODI against the West Indies here.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
Woman found dead at her residence in Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) A middle-aged woman was allegedly strangulated to death at her residence in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajini welcomes SC verdict on Sabarimala, but says respect tradition
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala, but cautioned against interfering with the traditions of temples.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Petrol, diesel prices down for 3rd consecutive day
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) cut the prices of key domestic transportation fuels -- petrol and diesel -- for the third consecutive day on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
International stars adorn Shaji Ul Mulk's T10 2nd season
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Shane Watson, Shahid Afridi, Eoin Morgan, Rashid Khan, Shoaib Malik, Sunil Narine, Darren Sammy and Brendon McCullum as icon players lead a galaxy of stars in the second season of the Shaji Ul Mulk's T10 cricket tournament in Sharjah, UAE.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hindu organisations condemn Kerala Police action on Sabarimala devotees
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Two Hindu organisations on Saturday joined the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in condemning the alleged action of the Kerala Police on devotees of Sabarimala temple and alleged that the real face of the CPI-M has been exposed.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Delhi government to open 100 primary-level libraries in its schools
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday opened the gates to a "primary library" in a government school -- the first among 100 libraries which will be open for students in the coming days.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed inside consulate, detains 18 (Third Lead)
Riyadh/Ankara, Oct 20 (IANS) After over two weeks of shifting stories, Saudi Arabia has acknowledged that missing journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi died during a fistfight inside the country's consulate in Istanbul and that 18 men had been arrested in the case.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
India, Sri Lanka review bilateral ties
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka discussed the entire gamut of their bilateral relationship during delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart here on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Elderly man tries to end life after murdering wife in Gurugram
Gurugram, Oct 20 (IANS) A 75-year-old man allegedly tried to end his life after murdering his 72-year-old wife in an upscale residential area here on Saturday, police said.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Name villages declared 'drought-free': Maharashtra Congress to BJP
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that 16,000 villages in Maharashtra have become 'drought-free', the state Congress on Saturday demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party government release the list of all these villages.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
DM orders probe into razing of memorial of Tripura tribal rights leader
Agartala, Oct 20 (IANS) The district authorities here have ordered a probe into allegations that members of the ruling BJP removed a memorial of Mohini Tripura at Matai village, and laid a foundation stone to build a Ram temple there, officials said on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
PM to hoist Tiranga at Red Fort on Azad Hind government anniversary
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the national flag at Red Fort on Sunday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the government of 'free India'.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NIA arrests JeM operative involved in Nagrota Army camp attack
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operative involved in the Nagrota Army camp terror attack case from Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), officials said.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Families wiped out, loved ones perish in Amritsar train tragedy
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) In the death of 59 people in the Amritsar train tragedy on Friday evening, a bigger tragedy has struck many families: their sole breadwinners have died; and in several cases, children are still trying to find their parents.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Auto-rickshaw fuel tank explodes in Mumbai, explosives experts probe
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) At least three persons were injured when the fuel tank of an auto-rickshaw suddenly exploded as it was being refuelled at a CNG station in Kandivali West here on Saturday morning, police said.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CWC monitoring Brahmaputra, Siang rivers
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) Central Water Commission (CWC) officials are closely monitoring the water levels in the Brahmaputra and Siang following fears about sudden bursting of an artificial lake formed by a landslide on the Tibetan side a few days ago.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
BFC B drub Lonestar Kashmir FC in J&K Invitational Cup
Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) Striker Lalnuntluanga grabbed a brace off the bench as Naushad Moosas Bengaluru FC B side set up a semi-final clash against Real Kashmir FC in the J&K Invitational Cup, following a massive 7-0 win over Lonestar Kashmir FC at the TRC Turf here on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Football
ISL: Coppell returns to Jamshedpur as ATK face stern test (Preview)
Jamshedpur, Oct 20 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC will look to turn around their fortunes at home in the Indian Super League (ISL) when they host a refreshed ATK, managed by former gaffer Steve Coppell here on Sunday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football,ISL
Mumbai beat Delhi to win Vijay Hazare title
Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) Aditya Tare struck a half-century as Mumbai beat Delhi by four wickets to win their third Vijay Hazare Trophy title at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Popular Lingayat seer Siddalinga passes away in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) Karnataka's popular Lingayat seer Siddalinga Swami passed away at Gadag in the state's northwest region, a member of his Thontadarya Mutt said on Saturday. He was 69.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
HDFC Bank Q2 net profit up 20.6%
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a 20.6 per cent increase in its net profit to Rs 5,005.73 crore during the quarter ended September 30, 2018, as compared to Rs 4,151.03 crore in the year-ago period.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Amritsar train tragedy similar to Thalaserry's in 1986
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Friday's Amritsar's train tragedy is similar to the one that happened in 1986 in Kerala's Thalaserry, where an Express train ran through revellers, leaving several dead and injured in its trail, recalled a senior journalist here on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
We'll be fielding strongest Jaipur lineup ever in 2019: William Dalrymple
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Come January, literary heavyweights will gather in Jaipur for a sumptuous feast of ideas at the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. Its co-director and noted historian William Dalrymple said the organisers will be fielding the strongest lineup of literary heavyweights in the upcoming edition as the first 30 speakers were announced on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
US charges Russian woman with interfering in midterm polls
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) A Russian woman has been charged by the US government with trying to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections as part of a conspiracy that exploited thousands of social media accounts and emails that claimed to be owned by US residents, officials said.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Indonesia ignored warning about soil instability before quake
Jakarta, Oct 20 (IANS) Geologists had warned Indonesian authorities regarding soil instability in the region on Sulawesi Island that was affected by an earthquake and a tsunami in September, experts said on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Indian stock markets slip on global concerns, mixed Q2 results (Market Review)
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Mixed corporate earnings, along with heightened chances of a US interest rate hike and fears of a slowdown in global economic growth, dragged the key indices of Indian stock market in the red during the just concluded weekly trade session.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Better cardiorespiratory fitness linked to longer life: Study
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in the US have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to better longevity, regardless of age, with no limit on the positive effects of aerobic fitness.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
5 killed in Bengal road accident
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Five persons were killed when a car ploughed into a Durga Puja immersion procession in West Bengal's Hoogly district, police said on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh, weapons seized
Raipur, Oct 20 (IANS) Three Maoists were killed in a shootout with the police in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Saturday, police said.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Container truck rams into Mumbai flyover, no casualties
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) A massive iron girder of an under construction flyover crashed down after a container trailer rammed into it here on Saturday, officials said.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shuttler Srikanth bows out of Denmark Open
Odense (Denmark), Oct 20 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles semi-final match to Kento Momota of Japan to bow out of the Denmark Open here on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
Amritsar tragedy: Amarinder orders magisterial probe
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday that a magisterial probe into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people watching Dusshera effigy burning were crushed to death by a train will reveal if mandatory permissions for holding the function were given.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shuttler Srikanth bows out of Denmark Open
Odense (Denmark), Oct 20 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles semi-final match to Kento Momota of Japan to bow out of the Denmark Open here on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
Challenging to direct a series that's been a hit: 'Kasautii...' director
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Muzammil Desai, who wears the director's hat for the "Kasautii Zindagii Kay" reboot, says helming a series that has been a hit in the past is quite challenging.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Gold worth Rs 2.45 cr seized in Mizoram, 2 Myanmarese arrested
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) About 7.5 kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 2.45 crore was recovered from Mizoram and two Myanmarese were arrested in this connection, an official said on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP front-runner in Jammu civic polls, Congress ahead in Valley
Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) The counting of votes in the Jammu and Kashmir civic polls was completed on Saturday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the largest party in the Jammu province and the Congress doing marginally better in the Kashmir Valley.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
'Bulleya' singer unveils his first indie single
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) "Bulleya" fame singer Amit Mishra has released his first independent single "Vacation".
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Former AFC general secretary Peter Velappan dies
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 20 (IANS) Former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) general secretary Peter Velappan died on Saturday at the age of 83.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Ethiopia's Liyew Kebede tops Xi'an international marathon
Xi An (China), Oct 20 (IANS) Liyew Kebede of Ethiopia triumphed in the Xi'an international marathon on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Athletics
EU approves $7.5 bn acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft
Brussels, Oct 20 (IANS) The European Commission on Saturday announced it has approved the $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Belgium,Technology,Business/Economy
Dovizioso takes pole position for Japan MotoGP
Motegi (Japan), Oct 20 (IANS) Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) on Saturday sent a message he would not give away the 2018 MotoGP title without a fight, as he clinched the pole position for the Japan Grand Prix, complicating the mission of his Spanish rival Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) who could secure his fifth crown should he win at Motegi's Twin Ring.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
1 killed, 47 injured in Afghanistan's polling day bombings
Kabul, Oct 20 (IANS) Several blasts were reported from different parts of Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 1 person and wounding 47, as Afghans voted in the long-awaited parliamentary elections.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Woman, 52, allowed inside Sabarimala temple after initial protests
Sabarimala, Oct 20 (IANS) A woman from Tamil Nadu was allowed inside the Sabarimala temple on Saturday after facing initial protests, as traditionalists presumed her to be below 50 years of age.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dovizioso fastest in third practice for Japan MotoGP
Motegi (Japan), Oct 20 (IANS) Italy's Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Desmosedici GP 18) recorded the best time on Saturday in the third free practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix, held at the 'Twin Ring' circuit of Motegi.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Rahul kicks of Telangana campaign with attack on Modi, KCR
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi kicked off his party's election campaign in Telangana by targeting both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao by accusing them both of indulging in corruption.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
US charges Russian woman with interfering in midterm polls
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) A Russian woman has been charged by the US government with trying to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections as part of a conspiracy that exploited thousands of social media accounts and emails that claimed to be owned by US residents, officials said.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Kannada actress Sruthi accuses actor Arjun of sexual harassment
Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Sruthi Hariharan on Saturday accused multilingual south Indian actor Arjun Sarja of sexually harassing her on the sets of a film in 2016. He has dismissed the claim.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Father's nicotine exposure linked to child's poor cognition: Study
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) While women have long been warned about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found in their study on mice.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Jalebi' actor Varun Mitra eyes family entertainers
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actor Varun Mitra, who has made his debut with "Jalebi", says he would love to work in family entertainers.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Maninder Singh quits as ASG
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Senior counsel Maninder Singh has resigned as the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) after serving as a government counsel for over four years.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kidnapped Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire freed
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Oct 20 (IANS) Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was captured by gunmen outside a gym here nine days ago, is back home safe after his kidnappers freed him, the police said.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Tanzania,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Maoists torch 6 vehicles in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Oct 20 (IANS) Maoist Guerrillas on Saturday torched six vehicles involved in the repair work of a canal in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district, police said.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Never wanted to struggle to survive as actor: Gajraj Rao
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actor Gajraj Rao, who plays a pivotal role in "Badhaai Ho", says though acting is his first love, he never wanted to put a burden of survival on his passion as a performer.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka hopes Meghan Markle's pregnancy is 'amazing'
Las Vegas, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is excited about her friend Meghan Markle's pregnancy, and hopes the Duchess of Sussex's new phase is "amazing".
2018-10-20
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Devotees allow woman of 52 at Sabarimala
Sabarimala, Oct 20 (IANS) A 52-year-old woman devotee from Trichy in Tamil Nadu on Saturday faced angry devotees ahead of her darshan at Kerala's Sabarimala temple as they surrounded her before the last few hallowed steps.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
I love England as I love my wife: Lord Bill Lall
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Some 60 years ago, Dharambir Lall moved to England from India and the eventful journey that followed finds elaborate mention in his upcoming book "England, My Love". The successful chartered accountant is now a millionaire and has been conferred the title of Lord Bill Lall of Woodlands.
2018-10-20
Category: International, India,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Ex-UP CM N.D. Tiwari's body flown to Lucknow
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) The body of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari was flown into the state capital on Saturday where it will be kept in front of the Vidhan Sabha for followers and friends to pay their tributes.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Mixed fortunes for festive realty (Comment)
In the backdrop of stagnant prices, rising interest rates, improving sales and recovering residential real estate, the current trends in the property market during this year's festive season, marked by the onset of Navratras, point to mixed fortunes in store for the real sector.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Cardi B wants to get rid of pregnancy line
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B, who has been candid about how much her body has changed since giving birth to a daughter, has asked fans for suggestions on how to get the pregnancy line across her stomach to vanish.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Mandy Moore maintains spooky 'tradition' with ex
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore and TV personality Wilmer Valderrama may have dated over 16 years ago, but there are annual traditions that they both follow together.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
2 dead as car falls into gorge in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Oct 20 (IANS) Two persons were killed and one critically injured when a car fell in a gorge in Tehri district of Uttarakhand in the wee hours of Saturday, police said.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Magisterial probe ordered: CM on Amritsar tragedy
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Saturday the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner will conduct an inquiry within four weeks into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people were crushed by a speeding train.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia's Rosatom ships out equipment for Kudankulam n-plant
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Rosatom, the Russian atomic energy corporation, on Saturday said its machine building division Atomenergomash has shipped out equipment for Unit 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP).
2018-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Assange sues Ecuador for 'violating his rights'
Quito, Oct 20 (IANS) WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is launching legal action against Ecuador, accusing its government of violating his "fundamental rights and freedoms".
2018-10-20
Category: International, Ecuador,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
'Widows': Steve McQueen wants to engage with wider public
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen of "12 Years a Slave" fame likes making serious movies, but his new heist thriller "Widows" is made for multiplexes, not art houses. He says he wants to engage with a wider audience.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Favourites India to start World Cup preparation with WI series (Preview)
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) Hot favourites India will look to start their preparation for next year's 50-over World Cup in style and iron out the weaknesses in the side when they take on lowly West Indies in the five-match ODI series starting here on Sunday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
Blanchett defends straight actors playing gay on screen
Rome, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett has defends straight actors playing gay characters.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Peñarol on verge of Uruguayan league title
Montevideo, Oct 20 (IANS) Peñarol will look to clinch the Uruguayan football league's Clausura title and a spot in the 2018 season's championship play-off when it takes on arch-rival Nacional.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Sexual harassment case against Pachauri heads to trial
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday paved the way for trial as it framed sexual harassment charges against noted environmentalist R.K. Pachauri and will start recording evidence from January 4, 2019.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sushma Swaraj calls on Sri Lankan PM
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Saturday and reviewed progress on development projects being implemented on the island nation with India's aid
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Mani Ratnam gets his mojo back, but just about (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
So many of the contemporary filmmakers seem to have lost the plot. Imtiaz Ali, the supremo among avant garde directors, is struggling to make himself coherent to an audience that just doesn't care what happened when "Harry Met Sejal".
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
Alaves beat Celta to go top of La Liga
Vigo (Spain), Oct 20 (IANS) Celta Vigo's unbeaten record at home in the 2018-2019 La Liga season ended with a 0-1 loss to Deportivo Alaves, who took provisional possession of first place.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Maradona needs knee surgery, says doctor
Buenos Aires, Oct 20 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona suffers from severe osteoarthritis and needs to undergo knee surgery, one of his physicians has said.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Minister denies Railways' lapse in Amritsar tragedy
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after 60 hapless Dussehra revellers were mowed down by a train here in Punjab, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Saturday said his ministry is not to be blamed for any lapses leading to the disaster.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Frankfurt clobber Dusseldorf in Bundesliga tie
Frankfurt (Germany), Oct 20 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt continued its climb in the Bundesliga rankings and is now in European positions, after beating Fortuna Dusseldorf 7-1 in a game in which Serbian striker Luka Jovic scored five goals.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
10 vehicles torched in Jharkhand clashes
Ranchi, Oct 20 (IANS) Ten vehicles were torched and more than 11 people were injured in clashes that broke out between two communities during the the idol immersion procession of Goddess Durga in Jharkhand's Palamau district, police said on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bruce Dern falls while jogging, hospitalised
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Actor Bruce Dern was hospitalised here and later released after he suffered a possible fractured hip.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mother-daughter conflict ups suicide risk in abused teen girls: Study
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Teenage girls who were maltreated during their childhood are more likely to entertain suicidal thoughts if the relationship with their mother is poor and the degree of conflict between the two is high.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
3 injured as fuel tank of autorickshaw explodes in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) At least three persons were injured when the fuel tank of an autorickshaw suddenly exploded while it was being refuelled at a CNG station in Kandivali West here on Saturday morning, police said.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Atul Kasbekar denies #MeToo allegations against him, 'Cheat India' director
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Celebrity photographer and film producer Atul Kasbekar has denied an anonymous allegation that he and "Cheat India" director Soumik Sen are "sleazebags who harass women with their powerplay".
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Imparting skills in Mizoram: The Aizawl experience (Comment)
I recently had the opportunity to conduct a hands-on workshop on entrepreneurship, creativity and communication for three government colleges in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, with two of my colleagues.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
North Korean hacker group stole $571 mn in crypto attacks
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Amid growing crypto-jacking episodes, a North Korean hacking group called Lazarus has stolen cryptocurrencies worth more than half a billion dollars.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Captaincy affected my performance last season: Kabaddi ace Rahul Chaudhari
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) The burden of captaincy off his shoulders, star raider Rahul Chaudhari feels he can now lead Telugu Titans to the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) title this season after a disappointing campaign last time.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
RSS chief sets BJP's electoral agenda (Column: Political Circus)
There was never any doubt about the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) anti-minority electoral gambits but the agenda has now been unambigiously and forcefully articulated by the party's friend, philosopher and guide, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Opinion/Commentary
Tantri, TDB disagree over emergency shutdown of Sabarimala shrine
Sabarimala (Kerala) Oct 20 (IANS) Travancore Devasom Board (TDB) member K.P.Shankara Das on Saturday disagreed with the Sabarimala Tantri family's threat to close the temple doors if any woman within the barred age group arrive for darshan.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
I still work with my heart: Veteran actor Jackie Shroff (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) He has a career spanning over four decades in the Hindi film industry and, as of 2017, has appeared in over 200 films. Actor Jackie Shroff, who has over five movies waiting to release now, says he still works with his heart.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
North Korean hacker group stole $571 mn in crypto attacks
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) A North Korean hacking group called Lazarus has stolen cryptocurrencies worth more than half a billion this year.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Lara Dutta refuses work offer from Mukesh Chhabra's company
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Lara Dutta Bhupathi has turned down a work offer routed through the casting company of Mukesh Chhabra, one of those accused of sexual harassment amid the #MeToo wave in India.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Counting underway for J&K civic polls
Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) Counting was underway on Saturday for the recently concluded Jammu and Kashmir municipal polls, with preliminary results showing that the BJP was heading for a major victory in Jammu while mixed results were seen in the Kashmir Valley.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Punjab CM arrives in Amritsar over train tragedy
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh arrived in Amritsar on Saturday, nearly 16 hours after at least 60 people were crushed to death by a train while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy here.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways not responsible for Amritsar tragedy: Lohani
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) Hours after 60 hapless Dussehra revellers were mowed down by a train here in Punjab, Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani on Saturday dismissed the railways' responsibility in the tragedy.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amritsar train tragedy: Bollywood shocked, calls for better safety
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The deplorable train tragedy in Amritsar in which 60 people were crushed to death and several others injured, brings the focus to how safety in public places needs to be taken more seriously in the country, say Bollywood celebrities who have sent out prayers for the victims.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Changing rhythm isn't that easy, reveals music app
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have developed an app to understand why some rhythms are more difficult to perform than others.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cycling, walking in nature may improve your mental health
London, Oct 20 (IANS) People who commute -- walking or cycling -- through natural environments are more likely to develop better mental health than those who commute less, according to a new study.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
How school support may help ADHD children
London, Oct 20 (IANS) One-to-one support and a focus on self-regulation may improve academic outcomes of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Chinese-made world's largest amphibious aircraft completes successful flight
Beijing, Oct 20 (IANS) China's home-grown amphibious aircraft AG600, claimed by Beijing as the world's largest, carried out its first take-off and landing on waters on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Khashoggi died in fight at Istanbul consulate: Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Oct 20 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has confirmed that missing journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fist fight involving more than a dozen Saudi officials at the country's consulate in Istanbul, the media reported on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Europe-Japan joint mission set out for Mercury
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Two satellites developed in Europe and Japan are on their way to the Sun's closest planet Mercury. It is likely to take them seven years to reach their destination.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
2 killed in UP on Dussehra
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Two minors were killed and one woman was injured in accidents and violent clashes reported from many parts of Uttar Pradesh during the idol immersion procession of Goddess Durga, police said on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 killed in Durga Puja clashes in UP
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Violence and communal clashes have been reported from many parts of Uttar Pradesh during the idol immersion procession of Goddess Durga, police said on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amritsar train tragedy: Railways deny responsibility
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) Hours after 60 people were crushed to death by a train while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy here, the Railways on Saturday said it was not responsible for the tragedy.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google to charge $40 per device to Android makers
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Android manufacturers will have to pay $40 per device to Google in Europe to be featured into Google Play Store and other mobile apps.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Voting underway for Afghan parliamentary polls
Kabul, Oct 20 (IANS) Voting was underway across Afghanistan on Saturday for the country's parliamentary polls that were delayed by three years and marred by a brazen terror attack by the Taliban that killed and injured top security officials earlier this week.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Anonymous Facebook ads influenced nearly 10 mn British voters'
London, Oct 20 (IANS) An anonymous political campaign on Facebook has reached nearly 10 million voters, asking them via advertisements to oppose British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, the media reported on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Technology
Misty Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Saturday with minimum temperature settling at 17.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UN orders withdrawal of Sri Lankan peacekeeper accused of anti-Tamil atrocities
United Nations, Oct 20 (IANS) The commander of the Sri Lankan contingent in the UN peacekeeping operations in Mali has been ordered back home after a review of his human rights record, according to Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
IUML Kerala legislator Abdul Razack dead
Kasargode (Kerala), Oct 20 (IANS) P.B. Abdul Razack, a senior IUML legislator from Kerala, died at a private hospital here Saturday, party sources said. He was 63.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Ananya Birla to join Akon, Naomi Campbell at international summit
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Singer Ananya Birla, daughter of businessman Kumar Mangalam Birla, will join celebrities like Akon, Naomi Campbell and Amal Clooney at the One Young World Summit in The Hague.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Amritsar train tragedy: Train driver detained, questioned
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) The Punjab and Railway Police on Saturday questioned the driver of a train that crushed at least 60 people to death here while they were watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tribals to oppose 'Statue of Unity' unveiling by Modi
Ahmedabad, Oct 20 (IANS) As the BJP governments, both at the state and the Centre, gear up for the unveiling of the tallest statue in the world -- "Statue of Unity" of Sardar Patel -- by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, thousands of tribals in villages near the site are bracing for a major showdown against the project.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Counting begins for J&K municipal polls
Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) The counting of votes for the recently concluded municipal polls began in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
India asks UN for visitor tours in Hindi language
United Nations, Oct 20 (IANS) In its push to promote Hindi at the world body, India has reiterated its request to the UN to conduct tours for visitors to the headquarters in that language.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Amritsar train tragedy: Punjab Governor, Sidhu visit injured in hospital
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) With at least 60 people crushed by a speeding train in Amritsar and over 70 others injured, senior political figures including Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore and Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, visited the injured in hospitals here on Saturday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I've become private person after marrying Kanye: Kim
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says her marriage with rapper Kanye West has made her more "private person".
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Police begin probe as train mows down 58 Dussehra revellers in Punjab
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) The Punjab Police has launched an investigation into the Dusshera tragedy here on Friday evening in which a local train crushed at least 58 people while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
58 Dussehra revellers crushed by train in Punjab, police begin probe
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) The Punjab Police has launched an investigation into the Dusshera tragedy here on Friday evening in which a local train crushed at least 58 people while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khashoggi died in fight at consulate, admits Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Oct 20 (IANS) Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of a physical altercation inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabian official media reported on Friday. Two senior Saudi officials have been fired over the incident.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
My family taught me about failure: Deepshikha Deshmukh
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Producer-entrepreneur Deepshikha Deshmukh has produced critically acclaimed movies like "Sarbjit" and "Madaari". She also owns skin nutrition brand, but the daughter of veteran film producer Vashu Bhagnani believes that failure is important in life as it helps people in growing as individuals.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Khashoggi died in fight at consulate, says Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Oct 20 (IANS) Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of a physical altercation inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabian official media reported on Friday.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple CEO urges Bloomberg to retract spying chips story
San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook is urging Bloomberg to retract its story about an alleged embedded Chinese spying chips that compromised about 30 companies including the servers of Apple.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology
Saudi Arabia arrests 18 over murder of missing Saudi journalist
Riyadh, Oct 20 (IANS) Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that 18 people have been arrested over the murder of the missing Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, reported Xinhua news agency.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mexican school employee suspected of abusing 37 children
Mexico City, Oct 20 (IANS) An administrative employee at a kindergarten was arrested on Friday on suspicion of having sexually abused 37 children, Mexican authorities said.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Mexico,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US-led airstrikes kill 32 civilians in Syria: Watchdog
Damascus, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 32 civilians were killed over the past 24 hours in US-led airstrikes on Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, a war watchdog reported on Friday.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Avril Lavigne has no marriage regrets
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Singer Avril Lavigne says she does not regret marrying musicians Chad Kroeger and Deryck Whibley, who are now her former husbands.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UK court jails 20 men, mostly Pakistanis, for sexual abuse of teenage girls
Leeds (England), Oct 20 (IANS) Twenty men have been jailed for raping and abusing more than a dozen girls in a northern England town, in what a judge called a "vile and wicked" campaign of exploitation.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
When Bella Thorne only had $200
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) She was a successful child actress, but Bella Thorne says she was left with just $200 when she turned 18.
2018-10-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Karnataka to give land for new airport at Mysuru: Prabhu
Mysuru, Oct 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has agreed to give about 300 acres of land for building a new airport in this city of palaces, said Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PKL: Pune registers first win at home-leg
Pune, Oct 20 (IANS) Puneri Paltans defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers 29-25 to register their first win in home-leg of the Pro Kabaddi League here on Friday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Hope Maharashtrian Kusti player brings gold for India in Olympics: Tamhankar
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Sai Tamhankar, last seen onscreen in 'Love Sonia,' hopes that a Maharashtrian Kusti player would bring gold medal for India in the Olympics.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Ravana effigies burnt on Dussehra
Kolkata, Oct (IANS) Thousands of devotees turned up to witness the burning of 10 effigies of demon king Ravana at a posh suburban town of Kolkata as a part of the Dussehra celebrations on Friday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Inflationary risks to be felt with calibrated tightening stance: RBI's MPC minutes
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Inflationary risks and uncertain global economic scenario led the RBI to adopt the new calibrated tightening stance on interest rates, according to the minutes of the central bank's latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting released on Friday.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
India calls for early adoption of anti-terrorism treaty
Brussels, Oct 20 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention of International Terrorism (CCIT) that it had introduced in the UN in 1996.
2018-10-20
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy
NDRF teams sent to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh after warning by China
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) The Centre has sent eight companies of National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) to Arunahal Pradesh followed by six others to Assam after intimation from the Chinese government that landslide has blocked the Milin section of the main stream of Yarlung Zangbo or Brahmaputra river recently and that it might impact the lower reaches of the river.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
58 dead as train runs over Dussehra revellers in Punjab
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) In a terrible disaster, 58 people watching the burning of a Ravan effigy from a railway track were crushed to death by a speeding train here in Punjab on Friday, triggering anger in the area and nationwide outrage. Nearly 72 others were injured, many of them seriously.
2018-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal bids adieu to goddess Durga on Dashami through idol immersion
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Teary-eyed devotees bade an emotional farewell, as idols of goddess Durga and her children were immersed in rivers and lakes across West Bengal on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami on Friday, as the five-day revelry and merriment centering Eastern India's biggest festival Durga Puja came to an end.
2018-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Punjab CM orders probe into train disaster
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered a probe into the train disaster in which 50 people watching the burning of a Ravan effigy from a railway track were feared crushed by a speeding train in Amritsar.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab train tragedy: Goyal returning India
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Following the train disaster in Punjab, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday canceled his engagements in the US and was on his way back to India. More than 50 people are feared dead in the incident.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Big mistake from railway authorities: Navjot Kaur Sidhu
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) After a train tragedy here on Friday, Former MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu blamed the railway authorities for not issuing directions regarding movement of trains near the tracks, where about over 50 people were feared crushed by a speeding train while they were watching the 'Ravan Dahan'.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Railways should take the blame: Dinesh Trivedi
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi slammed the Railways for the Amritsar train tragedy on Friday in which over 50 people were feraed killed, saying that it should take the blame and try to fix its system.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Harsimrat Badal blames Congress administration for Punjab train tragedy
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday blamed the Congress administration for the tragic train disaster here in Punjab which claimed over 50 lives.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naidu meets Portuguese, Greek PMs
Brussels, Oct 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is attending the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit here held bilateral meetings with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras respectively and called for strengthening Indias ties with both the countries.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Delhi will soon become a gas chamber: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday flayed the Centre and the neighbouring state governments for their inaction to stop stubble burning and said that "Delhi will become a gas chamber".
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Modi attends 'Ravan Dahan'
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday set Ravan's effigy on fire by shooting an arrow symbolically, bringing the icon of evil down in a blaze of fire to the joy of thousands of celebrants on the occasion of 'Vijaya Dashmi' here.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
ICICI Securities Q2 net profit up 3%
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Investment services firm ICICI Securities (ISec) on Friday reported a rise of three per cent in its net profit for the second quarter of 2018-19.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UltraTech Cement's Q2 standalone net profit down by over 9%
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Aditya Birla Group company UltraTech Cement on Friday reported a decline of 9.37 per cent in its standalone net profit for the second quarter of 2018-19.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Loco-pilot informed station master at next station about terrible accident
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) Minutes after the DMU Jalandhar-Amritsar passenger train on Friday crushed over 50 people watching the burning of a Ravan eggify from a railway track, the loco pilot of the train had immediately informed the station master at the next station about the incident, officials said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bring ordinance for Ram temple in Ayodhya: Indresh Kumar
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pitched for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya "at the earliest" through law, a senior functionary on Friday asked the government to bring an ordinance for it.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra Congress challenges PM's claim on housing for poor
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading the country by "making false claims that the UPA government built only 25 lakh houses" against the NDA's 1.25 crore homes in a four-year period.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Khasi woman accuses two Catholics priests of sexually abusing her
Shillong, Oct 19 (IANS) A tribal Khasi woman in Meghalaya on Friday took to social media #MeToo campaign accusing two Catholic brothers of sexually abusing her since she was five years old.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Train runs over 50 Dussehra revellers in Punjab (Third Lead)
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) In a terrible disaster, at least 50 people watching the burning of a Ravan effigy from a railway track were crushed by a speeding train here in Punjab on Friday, triggering anger in the area and nationwide outrage.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Mumbai bag bragging rights in Maharashtra derby
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Mumbai City FC registered their first win of the current Indian Super League (ISL) season and it came at the expense of their Maharashtra rivals FC Pune City at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
PKL: Titans edge past Pirates to maintain top spot
Pune, Oct 19 (IANS) Telugu Titans maintained their top spot in the Zone B points table of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) after a narrow 35-31 win over defending champions Patna Pirates here on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
RBI's efforts to stabilise rupee drains $5.14 bn from forex reserve
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) A strong US dollar and subsequent interventions by the country's central bank to stabilise the rupee drained over $5.14 billion from India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves, analysts said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Real Madrid gear up for La Liga game vs Levante
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Real Madrid completed a final practice session on Friday before their upcoming La Liga clash at home against minnows Levante.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Palmeiras aim to keep unbeaten streak alive versus Ceara
Sao Paulo, Oct 19 (IANS) Palmeiras will try to extend their 14-match unbeaten streak in the Brazilian football league when they host Ceara here on Sunday afternoon.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Simeone praises Griezmann, says he deserves Ballon d'Or
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone, on Friday paid tribute to his forward Antoine Griezmann, reiterating that the French star deserves to win the Ballon d'Or trophy which is given to the best player of the year by France Football Magazine.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi's air very-poor, may turn severe
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The national Capital and the regions around it continue to suffer a "very-poor" air quality on Friday, which according to experts, may worsen due to combined effects of Dussehera and meteorological reasons such as low winds in Delhi.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Modi congratulates leader of victorious Bhutanese party
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated Lotay Tshering, President of the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party that has won Bhutan's general elections.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
President, PM mourn Punjab train tragedy
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of political parties on Friday expressed shock and grief over a train tragedy that claimed at least 30 lives during a Dussehra celebration in Punjab.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal condoles Punjab deaths
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday expressed condolences over the death of people who were crushed by a speeding train while watching a Ravan effigy in flames in Amritsar.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amarinder Singh leaves for Amritsar after tragedy
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh rushed to Amritsar on Friday in the wake of a train accident in which about 30 people who were watching 'Ravan Dahan' while standing on a railway track were crushed by a speeding train.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 10 crore seized from car in poll-bound Telangana
Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) In a major haul, police in Telangana on Friday seized Rs 10 crore cash from a car.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab train disaster: Rajnath promises Centre's help
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spoke to the Punjab government over the mowing down of people watching the burning of Ravan effigy by a speeding train in Amritsar and assured him of Centres assistance.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman killed in militant attack in Pulwama
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) A woman was killed on Friday when militants attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
RBI against certain amendments to PSS Act
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has expressed its dissent against certain amendments recommended by a government committee for the Payment and Settlement Systems (PSS) Act, 2007.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi mourns train tragedy
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mourned the death of several people in a train tragedy during a Dussehra celebration in Punjab.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Train kills 30 Dussehra revellers in Punjab
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) In a horrific incident, at least 30 people glued to watching a burning Ravan effigy while standing on railway tracks were crushed by a speeding train here in Punjab on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
North-East states alerted after landslide on Brahmaputra upstream
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian states through which the river Brahmaputra flows have been alerted to take precautionary measures following a landslide in the mainstream of the Yarlong Zangbo, as the river is known in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
109 affected by zika virus in Jaipur
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) The total number of patients affeted by the zika virus in the city is 109, state health officials said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Train accident: Punjab CM cancels Israel visit
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday cancelled his five-day visit to Israel in view of the terrible accident in which at least 30 people watching the burning of Ravan effigy were crushed by a high speed train in Amritsar.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
#MeToo movement opened up way for working women: Singer Madhushree
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Singer Madhushree on Friday supported the #MeToo campaign by saying that the movement has opened up a way for women to share their stories about harassment at the workplace.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rawat eyes good show at Delhi Half Marathon
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian long distance runner Nitender Singh Rawat is determined to produce his best performance at the Delhi Half Marathon, scheduled to be held here on Sunday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Muslims shower flowers during RSS procession in Ajmer
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) A rare display of harmony was seen in Ajmer on Friday when Muslims showered flowers to welcome an RSS procession taken out on Dussehra.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
Train kills at least 30 Dussehra revellers in Punjab
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) In a terrible disaster, at least 30 people watching the burning of Ravan effigy were mowed down by speeding train here in Punjab on Friday, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman injured in militant attack in Pulwama
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) A woman was injured on Friday when militants attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Lawmakers have toppled governments by escaping from washroom: BJP leader
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Justifying his swift shift earlier this week from Congress to BJP, MLA Dayanand Sopte on Friday said that state legislators are known to switch parties and topple governments by "slipping out of washrooms at the slightest notice."
2018-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Moderate temblor jolts J&K
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Durga Puja ends in Bengal with idol immersion
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Teary-eyed devotees, scrambling to touch her feet one last time, bade goodbye to their beloved Mother goddess Durga as her idols were immersed in ponds, lakes and rivers across West Bengal on Vijaya Dashami on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Pakistan closes border crossings ahead of Afghan polls
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the country has temporarily closed its major border points with Afghanistan on a request by the neighbouring country for the security of its parliamentary elections to be held on Saturday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Ronaldo to continue playing despite rape claim, says Juventus coach
Turin, Oct 19 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo will continue playing for Juventus despite a police investigation into a rape allegation against the Portuguese star, coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Train kills 12 Dussehra revellers in Punjab
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) In a terrible disaster, at least 12 people watching the burning of Ravan effigy were mowed down by a train here in Punjab on Friday, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Atletico Madrid hold final practice ahead of Villarreal clash
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid on Friday held their final training session ahead of their away La Liga match against Villarreal.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
FATF asks Pakistan to 'do more' against money laundering
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body which combats money laundering and terror financing among other things, has demanded more action from Pakistan to put an end to money laundering and financial assistance to terrorists, the media reported on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Mercado included in Sevilla roster for Barcelona clash
Seville (Spain), Oct 19 (IANS) Argentine centre back Gabriel Mercado was included in Sevilla's team sheet ahead of the upcoming La Liga clash against Barcelona after being sidelined for about a month and a half due to injury, the Spanish football club said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Two arrested in Punjab for militant links
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Punjab Police on Friday arrested two members of a Khalistani module allegedly engaged in propagating the Khalistani Referendum 2020 campaign by affixing banners and posters at public places in Amritsar city.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diaspora
Wimbledon to introduce final set tie-break from 2019
London, Oct 19 (IANS) The All England Lawn Tennis Club, home to the Wimbledon championships, announced on Friday that players will go into a final set tie-breaker once tied at 12-12 in the decider from 2019.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Real Madrid coach shows confidence in Bale
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui on Friday praised the attitude of his side's star forward Gareth Bale, after the latter pulled out of Wales' squad due to a muscle injury.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
210-ft tall Ravana effigy goes up in flames
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Dussehra was celebrated across Punjab and Haryana with 210-ft tall effigy of Ravana, said to be the tallest in the country, going up in flames in Panchkula city on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
ISL: Home comfort for Kerala as Delhi come calling
Kochi, Oct 19 (IANS) Kerala Blasters have made more than just a decent start to their campaign in the Indian Super League and will look at the massive home advantage to see them through against Delhi Dynamos at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Saturday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Golfer Wolf in lead at Women's Indian Open
Gurugram, Oct 19 (IANS) Austrian Christine Wolf devoured birdies like never before to card a second successive 4-under 68 and open up a massive four-shot lead over the rest of the field at the halfway stage of the Womens Indian Open 2018 golf tournament here.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Golf
Alonso hints at return to Indy 500
Austin (Texas), Oct 19 (IANS) Formula One driver Fernando Alonso (McLaren) said that while he has not made any plans for 2019, he is open to taking part again in the Indianapolis 500.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Motorsports
I'm not sure he's alive: Missing Interpol ex-chief's wife
Paris, Oct 19 (IANS) The wife of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who vanished into police custody after returning to China in September, has said that she isn't sure her husband is still alive.
2018-10-19
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
On verge of 5th F1 title, Hamilton vows no let-up ahead of US GP
Austin (Texas), Oct 19 (IANS) Lewis Hamilton said here that the Mercedes team remains as focused as ever on winning races and will not relax even though he has virtually wrapped up a fifth Formula One driver's title.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Russia, Argentina, IOC shine at end of Youth Olympics
Buenos Aires, Oct 19 (IANS) Russia as leader of the medal table with 59, Argentina which impressed with the organisation and also garnered 26 medals, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which innovated with new sports, were the top winners of the third edition of the Youth Olympic Games.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Manchester United's Shaw signs contract extension until 2023
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Manchester United's English left-back Luke Shaw has signed a contract extension until 2023, the English Premier League club have announced.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Goa government flip flops on change of Parrikar's leadership
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) In yet another flip flop over the issue of leadership change in Goa, Power Minister Nilesh Cabral on Friday ruled out any alternative toailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Swami Paripoornananda joins BJP
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Swami Paripoornananda, a seer from Sree Peetham in Andhra Pradesh, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of its President Amit Shah.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Kovind, Modi attend 'Ravan Dahan' at Ramlila Maidan
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the celebratory burning of Ravan's effigy on the occasion of 'Vijaya Dashmi' at the Ramlila Maidan here.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Victory parade marks grand finale of Mysuru Dussehra
Mysuru, Oct 19 (IANS) The much-awaited victory parade took off on Friday, the final day of 10-day Dussehra in Karnataka's cultural capital Mysuru amid pomp and grandeur and lakhs of visitors from across the country.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
New tool can track your alertness at work
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) To track level of alertness during work, a team of researchers has developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photographs taken every time users unlock their smartphones.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Onion prices to fall: Government
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) With onion prices going up during the festival season, the government on Friday said fresh supplies from Karnataka will increase its availability in a week's time bringing down the prices to "moderate" level.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Novel method to deliver drugs to the brain
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Equity indices slip on global cues; Sensex down over 460 points (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Broadly negative global markets, along with outflow of foreign funds and a marginal rise in crude oil prices, dragged the key domestic equity indices into the red on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rahul, Sonia meet Sri Lankan PM
New Delhi Oct 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday held talks with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Inflammatory bowel disease ups death risk: Study
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease -- ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease -- are at an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, according to a new study.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
2 killed in Germany shootout
Berlin, Oct 19 (IANS) A shootout in a German town on Friday left two people dead and two police officers injured, authorities said.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Petrol, diesel prices down for second consecutive day
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) In a Dussehra relief for consumers, state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) cut the prices of key domestic transportation fuels -- petrol and diesel -- for the second consecutive day on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Disagreement on Irish border can sink talks: Top EU official
Paris, Oct 19 (IANS) The EU's chief Brexit negotiator on Friday said a lack of consensus on how to maintain a soft border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland could torpedo any future deal between the entities.
2018-10-19
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Sabarimala board to submit report to SC
Sabarimala/Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) The custodian of the Sabarimala temple, Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), has decided to submit a detailed report about the happenings in and around the temple both to the Supreme Court and the Kerala High Court.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Khashoggi case: Turkey denies sharing recordings with US
Istanbul, Oct 19 (IANS) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday said that the government did not share with the US recordings of the alleged brutal torture and murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi who disappeared after entering his country's consulate here earlier in the month.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
'Gods', 'goddesses' arrive at Kullu Dussehra
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) Over 200 'gods and goddesses' assembled in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu town for the week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities that began on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Girls who play video games more likely to pursue science degrees
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Girls who play video games are three times more likely to pursue physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming counterparts, says a new study.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Education
Marquez, Dovizioso withdraw from 2nd free practice for Japan GP
Motegi (Japan), Oct 19 (IANS) Marc Marquez of Spain and Italy's Andrea Dovizioso decided not to take part in Friday's second free practice session ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix due to unfavourable track conditions.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Two women forced to return from Sabarimala temple after protests (Third Lead)
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 19 (IANS) Frenzied protests and threats to close down the temple forced two women to return from Sabarimala on the third day of unrest on Friday as Kerala Police declined to escort a third woman to the hill shrine.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Widows' to close Mumbai film fest
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) The 20th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star will bid goodbye with Steve McQueen's directorial "Widows", which will close the festival next month.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kendall Jenner raises concerns over celebs' privacy
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Reality TV personality and model Kendall Jenner has slammed media outlets and the paparazzi for revealing her house's location in public.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
3 killed in blast at Afghan poll candidate's office
Mazar-e-Sharif, Oct 19 (IANS) At least three people were killed on Friday in a blast targeting the office of a female parliamentary candidate in Afghanistan's Balkh province, the police said.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mysuru titular queen's mother passes away
Mysuru (Karnataka), Oct 19 (IANS) Putta Chinnammanni, mother of Mysuru's titular queen, Pramoda Devi Wodiyar, passed away early on Friday, an official said. She was 98.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Copenhagen to host C40 Mayors Summit
Copenhagen, Oct 19 (IANS) Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen on Friday announced to host the C40 Mayors Summit in October 2019.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Denmark,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Turkey to host Syria summit with Russia, Germany, France
Istanbul, Oct 19 (IANS) Top political leaders from Turkey, France, Russia and Germany are set to meet here later this month in a bid to find a solution to the seven-year conflict in Syria, it was announced here on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Chhattisgarh polls: Ajit Jogi will not contest
Raipur, Oct 19 (IANS) Former Chhattisgarh chief minister and leader of Janata Congress (J) Ajit Jogi will not be contesting in the forthcoming state Assembly elections, he said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics
KWAN founder attempts suicide after #MeToo allegations
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) KWAN Entertainment founder Anirban Das Blah, a popular Bollywood celebrity manager who has been accused of sexual misconduct, reportedly tried to end his life early on Friday but was saved at the last minute, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China's ex-Internet watchdog chief pleads guilty to taking bribes
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) A former head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, responsible for Internet censorship in the country, pleaded guilty on Friday to receiving $32 million yuan ($4.6 million) in bribes, the state-owned Global Times newspaper reported.
2018-10-19
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China's economic growth slumps to lowest since 2009
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) China's economic growth slumped to its lowest since 2009 as it grew by 6.5 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier.
2018-10-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Dileep removed from AMMA: Mohanlal
Kochi, Oct 19 (IANS) Senior actor Dileep, who was named in a Malayalam actress kidnapping case, was on Friday removed from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists, its chief Mohanlal said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi attends closing function of Saibaba samadhi centenary
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the closing function of the Saibaba samadhi centenary and performed the ground-breaking ceremony to launch various developmental works.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Neha Kakkar thrilled with film version of her 'La la la' single
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Singer Neha Kakkar says she is thrilled that her hit single "La la la" has been included in the soundtrack of the film "Baazaar", which stars Saif Ali Khan.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pacer Khaleel has his eyes set on World Cup berth
Guwahati, Oct 19 (IANS) India's left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed has his eyes on making the 2019 cricket World Cup squad and wants to impress the team management in the series against the West Indies.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Cricket
Superflares from red dwarfs may affect habitability of planets
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found that violent outbursts, or superflares, from red dwarf stars could affect the habitability of any planets orbiting it.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
IOC chief Bach hails 'fantastic' Buenos Aires Youth Olympics
Buenos Aires, Oct 19 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach hailed "a really fantastic Youth Olympic Games" as Buenos Aires 2018 officially came to an end.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
Sensex, Nifty50 slide on Asian cues, oil prices
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Broadly negative Asian markets, along with a marginal rise in global crude oil prices, dragged the key domestic equity indices into the red on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge for vital EPL clash
London, Oct 19 (IANS) All eyes will be on Stamford Bridge on Saturday when Jose Mourinho returns to face the club he managed twice in his career.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Will try to make one movie a year: Prashant Ingole
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Prashant Ingole, known for contributing to Bollywood movies like "Mary Kom" and "Bajirao Mastani" as a lyricist, has made his directorial debut with the short film "Budh" (Awakening). He says he will try to make at least one movie every year.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
British-Pakistani cleric released from jail
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Radical preacher Anjem Choudary was released from prison on Friday after serving half of his sentence for urging support to the militant Islamic State group and pledging allegiance to it.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smoking marijuana may increase stroke risk
Toronto, Oct 19 (IANS) If you are smoking marijuana then you are at an increased risk of developing cerebrovascular effects of cannabinoids or stroke, a new study has found.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Aerobic exercises may help reduce depression
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Supervised aerobic exercises have large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression, an analysis of randomised controlled clinical trials suggests.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Big B to pay off loans of over 850 UP farmers
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan says over 850 farmers from Uttar Pradesh have been identified, and their loans to the tune of Rs 5.5 crore will be taken care of.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Saudis may blame intelligence official for Khashoggi killing: Post
Istanbul, Oct 19 (IANS) The rulers of Saudi Arabia are considering blaming a top intelligence official close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post reported.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
NASA calls for science payloads for delivery to Moon
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) In line with its plan to conduct more research on the Moon's surface ahead of a human return, NASA has issued a call for science instruments and technology payloads that will fly on commercial lunar landers as early as next year or 2020.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chinese typewriter exhibition held in New York
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) An exhibition featuring Chinese typewriters and processors opened in New York city, offering unprecedented insight into the still-transforming history of one of the world's oldest living languages.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Class 9 student gang raped, attempts suicide
Patna, Oct 19 (IANS) A gang-raped Class 9 student was seriously injured on Friday after she leapt from a building and landed on high voltage wire in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, triggering mob violence, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMDK appoints party leader's wife as Treasurer
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) The DMDK on Friday appointed party leader actor-turned-politician A. Vijayakant's wife Premalatha as its Treasurer.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Elections postponed in Afghanistan's Kandahar after top officials' assassination
Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) The Afghan government on Friday delayed October 20 parliamentary elections by one week in Kandahar province after the provincial police chief and intelligence chief were assassinated by the Taliban.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Always backed filmmakers doing clutter-breaking work: Ayushmann Khuranna
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) His choice of off-beat films with dollops of entertainment has led Ayushmann Khurrana's career to be on a roll with the success of "Bareilly Ki Barfi", "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan", "Andhadhun" and now "Badhaai Ho" back-to-back.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brazil win futsal gold at Youth Olympics
Buenos Aires, Oct 19 (IANS) Brazil routed Russia 4-1 in the men's futsal final at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games while Egypt stunned hosts Argentina to take the bronze medal.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
White House blames Democrats after officials' immigration row
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The White House has blamed the Democrats for a heated row between Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Advisor John Bolton over immigration.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
ISL: Hat-trick hero Ogbeche has high hopes for NorthEast
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) On a high after scoring a hat-trick during the thrilling 4-3 win over defending champions Chennaiyin FC, NorthEast United forward Bartholomew Ogbeche wants his team to maintain the winning momentum for the rest of the Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
My only focus is acting: Tejasswi
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Tejasswi Prakash says her only focus right now is acting.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Koreas near end of border demining operations
Seoul, Oct 19 (IANS) The two Koreas were wrapping up their demining operations in part of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to carry out their plan to disarm the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the buffer zone separating them, a government official said here on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Karan Johar proud of his 'students' (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who launched actors Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan in Bollywood six years ago with "Student of the Year", says he is proud of how they have shaped up.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two militants killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Security forces on Friday shot dead two militants on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla town.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
TN Governor should cancel dismissal orders of university staff
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Friday urged Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to cancel the sacking of 42 non-teaching temporary staff of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Education
Gujarat aims to attract tourists with 'Statue of Unity', world tallest
Kevadia (Gujarat), Oct 19 (IANS) Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat hopes that the world's tallest statue, that of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, known as the "Iron Man of India", which the Prime Minister will inaugurate on October 31. will promote tourism through its unique features.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Telangana,National,Human Interest/Society
Trump praises congressman for assaulting reporter
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has praised Montana Republican Representative Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter during his campaign last May and called him "my guy".
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Taliban threatens to disrupt Afghan elections
Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) The Taliban on Friday threatened to derail the upcoming parliamentary elections in Afghanistan by blocking roads to prevent voters from reaching the polling stations.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Trainee Bihar officer shot dead
Patna, Oct 19 (IANS) A trainee Bihar education officer posted here was shot dead on Friday by unidentified gunmen in Kaimur district, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MSC Cruises orders four deluxe cruise liners
Genova (Italy), Oct 19 (IANS/AKI) Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri said it has signed an agreement with MSC Cruises - the worlds largest privately-owned cruise company - for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships at a cost of over 2 billion euros.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Italy,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Modi slams UPA for not building sufficient homes for poor
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the previous UPA government for not building sufficient homes for the poor.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
RBI eases norms to increase liquidity flow for NBFC sector
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday came out with new measures to increase the liquidity flow to non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs).
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Twitter releases data linked to Russian, Iranian info campaigns
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) With the goal of improving understanding of how foreign influence campings operate on Twitter, the microblogging site has now released massive datasets of accounts linked to potential influence campaigns originating in Russia and Iran.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Tesla launches new 'Model 3' with mid-range battery
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Electric car maker Tesla has announced a version of "Model 3" with a new 'mid-range' battery pack for $45,000 before incentives.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mark Ruffalo to play twins
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actor Mark Ruffalo will star in and executive produce limited drama series "I Know This Much Is True", which will see him play identical twins.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Avani Rai excited about Dharamshala International Film Festival
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Avani Rai, filmmaker and daughter of celebrated photographer Raghu Rai, is excited to screening her debut documentary "Raghu Rai: An Unframed Portrait" at the seventh edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF).
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Creating cross-border conversations: Documentary sets out to humanise India's borderlands
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) What do pilgrims in Punjab's Dera Baba Nanak feel when faith travels across the border to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan through binoculars or a telescope? At a time when borders have mental images as frontiers of cross-fire, illegal crossings and violence, a documentary filmmaker intends to humanise them and create conversations on cross-border relationships.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Hailee Steinfeld to star in music drama 'Idol'
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Hailee Steinfeld will produce and star in musical film "Idol".
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jamie Lee Curtis' 'Halloween' to arrive in India on Oct 26
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Jamie Lee Curtis-starrer "Halloween" will hit the theatres in India on October 26.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Luis Fonsi, Ozuna unveil 'Imposible'
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) "Despacito" hitmaker Luis Fonsi and singer Ozuna on Friday released the song "Imposible", which is dedicated to women.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Post Malone, Swae Lee's song from 'Spider-Man' out
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Rappers Post Malone and Swae Lee have dropped a new song titled "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)" from the soundtrack of the upcoming film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse".
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sensex, Nifty50 slide on Asian cues, oil prices
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Broadly negative Asian markets, along with a marginal rise in global crude oil prices, dragged the key domestic equity indices in the red during the afternoon trade session on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Set aside apprehensions when you commit to a project: Big B
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan underwent rigorous action training and learnt sword fighting for the upcoming film "Thugs Of Hindostan". The senior actor says it's best to put aside apprehensions when one commits to a project.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Apple likely to launch iPads, Macs on Oct 30
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Apple is likely to launch new iPads and Mac computer lineup on October 30 at an event in Brooklyn, the media reported.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
#MeToo movement not about male bashing at all: Chitrangada Singh (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Chitrangada Singh feels the #MeToo movement is not about bashing men, and not at all a battlefield for genders. The actress says it is about making society safe for all.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Harry, Meghan go barefoot on Sydney beach
Sydney, Oct 19 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle on Friday ditched their shoes on the iconic Bondi beach as they joined an Australian group raising mental health awareness.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Health/Medicine
Khashoggi disappearance: Twitter suspends pro-Saudi bot network
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) With the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi triggering a heated debate on Twitter, the micro-bloggiing site has pulled down a network of suspected Twitter bots trying the sway opinions in favour of the pro-Saudi stand on the issue, NBC News reported.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
Kaspersky ready to comply with India's data localisation norms
Siem Reap (Cambodia), Oct 19 (IANS) As the political narrative in India appears to be tilting in favour of data localisation, Russia-based global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said it was willing to "adopt and comply" with Indias proposed requirement to store data generated in the country within its borders.
2018-10-19
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Social sectors poised to get private debt-capital boost (Comment)
The Global Steering Group for Impact Investments (GSG) launched a billion-dollar India Impact Fund at a summit held in Delhi last week. The fund will focus on providing debt capital to social enterprises in development sectors like finance, health, education and renewable energy.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Piyush Goyal to receive US university award for rural electrification effort
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) India's Union Minister Piyush Goyal will on Friday receive the prestigious Carnot Prize from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania in recognition of his work for rural electrification while he held the power and renewable energy portfolios.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Modi to launch corporate social responsibility portal
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform and address a townhall of IT and electronic manufacturing professionals on October 24.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Full Disclosure: Sex, threats and Donald Trump (Book Review)
Book: Full Disclosure; Author: Stormy Daniels; Publisher: St. Martins Press/Pan Macmillan/Pages: 270; Price: Rs 699
2018-10-19
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books
Women skip Sabarimala temple after huge protests
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 19 (IANS) Huge protests by hundreds of devotees at the entrance of Sabarimala temple forced the Kerala Police accompanying two women on Friday to call off their journey towards the Lord Ayyappa shrine.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Turkish experts search van that allegedly carried Khashoggi's body
Ankara, Oct 19 (IANS) A Turkish daily reported on Friday that forensics experts searched a van that allegedly carried the body of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to the Consul Generals residence.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mukesh Chhabra suspended as 'Kizie Aur Manny' director
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Fox Star Studios on Friday suspended Mukesh Chhabra, Bollywood's popular casting agent, from his directorial debut "Kizie Aur Manny" as he has been accused of sexual harassment.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Women skip Sabarimala temple after huge protests
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 19 (IANS) Huge protests by hundreds of devotees at the entrance of Sabarimala temple forced the Kerala Police accompanying two women on Friday to call off their journey towards the Lord Ayyappa shrine.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sushant Singh Rajput denies harassment claims
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput has been accused of sexual misconduct by his "Kizie Aur Manny" co-star Sanjana Sanghi. In his defence, the actor shared screenshots of their SMS conversation and called it a "smear campaign".
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook now has a War Room to fight election interference
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) In line with its efforts to prevent misuse of its platform during elections, Facebook has set up a War Room to reduce the spread of potentially harmful content.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
50% Americans don't know who owns WhatsApp: Survey
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) It may sound bizarre but nearly 50 per cent of Americans who have used WhatsApp in the last six months have no idea who owns the popular mobile messaging platform.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Importance of rehabilitation care post road accident (Medical Notes)
Road traffic accidents have become far more common in the past few decades. Young adults between 19 and 29 are more at risk. According to one estimate, two million people are left with physical disabilities due to accidents.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
Special reads dedicated to women, by women (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Invoke the "Shakti" within you to transform your mind and transcend limits; get inspiration from the life of a female journalist who has exposed 20 lies and misconceptions so far; read an amalgamation of many old-school ideas that come from grandmothers which modern nutrition is trying to catch up with; flick through a book designed specially for women on how to present oneself to maximum effect, in person and online.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Malaysian opposition party president faces 45 corruption charges
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 19 (IANS) The president of Malaysia's main opposition party, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, pleaded not guilty after facing 45 criminal charges in a Kuala Lumpur court on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hollywood stars rally against LGBTQ bullying
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Hollywood stars including Adam Lambert, Jimmy Kimmel, Mariah Carey, Alyssa Milano, Laverne Cox, Tyra Banks, Ross Mathews and Kim Petras lent their support to a LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign here.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Human Interest/Society
Judi Dench joins 'Cats' cast
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench has come on board for Tom Hooper's film adaptation of the musical "Cats" in the role of Deuteronomy, the ancient cat who presides over the singing felines' Jellicle Ball.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indonesia quake, tsunami: 70 children still remain missing
Jakarta, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 70 children were still reported missing after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island last month, authorities said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Indians prefer free digital content over paid services: Study
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Indians prefer to stream free content offered by the likes of YouTube over paid services like Netlfix and Amazon, according to a study.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Melbourne cab drivers to sue Uber
Melbourne, Oct 19 (IANS) Taxi drivers here in Australia are planning to sue ridesharing company Uber for $355 million citing damages and "lost profits", media reports said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
China's GDP grows 6.7% in first 3 quarters
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 6.7 per cent year on year in the first three quarters of 2018 to about 65.09 trillion yuan ($9 trillion), data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Mueller's not being pressured to end probe after midterms
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has not given special counsel Robert Mueller a date by which his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election must be completed, a Justice Department source said.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Sandakozhi 2': Violence in the film is fun (Movie Review)
Film: "Sandakozhi 2"; Language: Tamil; Director: N. Linguswamy; Cast: Vishal Krishna, Keerthy Suresh, Rajkiran and Varlaxmi Sarathkumar; Rating; ***1/2
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Whether #MeToo stays or fizzles out, people will be wary: Neena Gupta
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The most substantial impact of the #MeToo movement, which took off in India following actress Tanushree Dutta's sexual harassment allegations against actor Nana Patekar, is that people now will be wary of engaging in misconduct -- whether or not the movement continues -- says veteran actress Neena Gupta.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
I represent a true 'Bharatiya': Usha Uthup
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) Usha Uthup's husky voice has brought her fame not only in Hindi songs in Bollywood but she is equally famous for singing hit regional songs in Punjabi, Bengali and Marathi. She says she represents a true Indian.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Global cues, rupee dent equity indices; Sensex down over 400 points
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Broadly negative Asian markets, along with a slightly weak rupee and a marginal rise in global crude oil prices dragged the key domestic equity indices in the red during Friday's trade session.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Misty Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Sunday with minimum temperature touching 17.8 degrees Celsius, the season's average.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the city here in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to prevent a separatist-called protest and maintain law and order, police said.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Top apps using Siri Shortcuts to make daily tasks easier: Apple
San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Top apps in Apple Store are increasingly using Siri shortcuts to make everyday tasks easier for their users, the Cupertino-headquartered company said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-Saudi diplomat 'pivotal' in Khashoggi's apparent killing
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Saudi intelligence officer and former diplomat Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb played a "pivotal role" in the apparent assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source familiar with the Turkish investigation told CNN.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 militants killed near LoC
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Four militants were killed by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, military sources said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Right policy action can help cut emissions: IEA
Paris, Oct 19 (IANS) A global effort to deploy the right energy efficiency policies could, on its own, see greenhouse gas emissions peak quickly and then fall even as the global economy doubles between now and 2040, the IEA's analysis on energy efficiency said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife
100 policemen accompany 2 women to Sabarimala
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 19 (IANS) At least 100 policemen were accompanying two women, a journalist and a devotee, towards the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala on Friday amidst protests.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
7 soldiers injured in J&K IED explosion
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Seven soldiers were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Friday.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kareena glad she did 'Veere Di Wedding'
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says she is happy that she did "Veere Di Wedding", a coming-of-age story about four female friends.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Russia to strengthen coordination with China for common interests: Putin
Sochi (Russia), Oct 19 (IANS) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that his country is ready to further strengthen coordination and cooperation with China to safeguard and promote common interests and global peace and development.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
Maisie Williams 'petrfied' of friends
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" fame star Maisie Williams says she feels scared of her friends.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jada Pinkett Smith, Leah Remini bury the hatchet
Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) After a public spat last year, actresses Jada Pinkett Smith and Leah Remini, have made up.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
It 'certainly' seems that Khashoggi is dead, says Trump
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that it "certainly" seems that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared two weeks ago in Istanbul, is dead, adding that if this is confirmed there will be very serious consequences.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Media,Diplomacy
UNHCR evacuates 135 migrants from Libyan capital to Niger
Geneva, Oct 19 (IANS/AKI) Amid a deteriorating security situation in Tripoli, the United Nations refugee agency successfully evacuated 135 migrants from Libya to Niger earlier this week - the first airlift since June, the UNHCR said on Thursday.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights
Italy expels suspected Moroccan, Egyptian extremists
Rome, Oct 19 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have deported two Moroccans and an Egyptian, bringing to 106 the number of alleged Islamic extremists expelled this year, the Interior Ministry has said.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Italy,Terrorism
Congress lost Karnataka poll on minority tag to Lingayats: Minister
Bengaluru, Oct 19 (IANS) In an unusual revelation, a senior Karnataka Minister has admitted that the religious minority status granted to the powerful Lingayat community by the previous Congress government led to its defeat in the May Assembly election.
2018-10-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
'Badhaai Ho' is a rare precious dramedy (Movie Review)
Film: "Badhaai Ho"; Starring: Gajaraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Ayushmaan Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Surekha Sikri; Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma; Rating: **** ½
2018-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gigi Hadid loved her 'curvier' body
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Model Gigi Hadid has clapped back at critics at her weight loss, and says she is working to hey back her curves which she loved.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
UN seeks immediate action to avoid another war in Gaza
United Nations, Oct 19 (IANS) The United Nations envoy for the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, has demanded that Palestine and Israel take immediate action to reduce current tensions in the area and avoid another armed conflict in Gaza.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Yemen's new PM sworn in, vows to ease sufferings of Yemenis
Aden (Yemen), Oct 19 (IANS) Yemen's newly appointed Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik was sworn in on Thursday to lead the internationally-backed government in the war-torn Arab country.
2018-10-19
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Giving birth was harder than Cardi B imagined
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) The process of delivering a child was much more painful for rapper Cardi B than she ever imagined.
2018-10-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Varun, Katrina to appear together in 'Koffee with Karan'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actors Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif will bring in some fun to the forthcoming season of 'Koffee with Karan' with their appearance.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
UN urges European leaders to tackle Mediterranean migrant deaths
Geneva, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Ahead of this weeks meeting of European Union heads of state and government, the United Nations called on European leaders to urgently address this years record rate of drownings in the Mediterranean Sea.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Italy expels suspected Moroccan, Egyptian extremists
Rome, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have deported two Moroccans and an Egyptian, bringing to 106 the number of alleged Islamic extremists expelled this year, the interior ministry said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Italy,International
PKL: Gujarat pip Pune 32-28 to register first win
Pune, Oct 18 (IANS) Puneri Paltan kicked off their home leg on a disappointing note as they narrowly lost to Gujarat Fortunegiants 28-32 here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
Militants target Army vehicle with IED in Pulwama
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Militants targeted an armoured vehicle of the Army with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Pulwama district on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Bollywood visits Goddess Durga on Dashmi
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) B-Town on Dashmi (Dusshera) took to the oldest and the biggest Durga Pooja in Mumbai on Thursday. Some of the biggest celebrities who came to take Goddess Durga's blessings were Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Jaya Bachchan and many more.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz
Newly appointed AAP Lok Sabha in-charge suffers heart attack
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The recently appointed AAP West Delhi Lok Sabha in-charge Rajpal Solanki was admitted to a hospital here after he had a "minor heart attack", a statement said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India condemns terror attack in Afghanistan
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned "most strongly" the terror attack earlier in the day in Kandahar, Afghanistan, that claimed the lives of three top provincial officials.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Delhi government forms inspection team to check pollution
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With Delhi air quality worsening, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday formed an inspection team to carry out surprise checks in the capital to check air pollution violations.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
No mobile phone to be disconnected: Government
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday dismissed a news report claiming around 50 crore mobile phone numbers are at risk of disconnection, saying it is "completely untrue and imaginary".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, Japan to hold joint military drill in November
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian and Japanese armies are going to hold their first-ever joint military exercise between November 1 and 14, which will include conducting tactical drills against likely urban threats, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Only registered valuers to value insolvent assets from Feb 2019
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Valuation of assets under insolvency will only be done by valuers registered with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) from February 1, 2019, the board said in a circular.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
It is not 2014 any more: Thackeray warns BJP (Lead correcting headline)
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In a veiled warning to the BJP, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said that "the winds of 2014 elections have changed now" and the people of India have not forgotten all the 'jumlas' of the Modi government.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ED issues show-cause notice to NDTV for FEMA violation
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday served a show-cause notice on news broadcaster NDTV for allegedly flouting foreign exchange regulations in availing of overseas and foreign direct investment facilities of over Rs 4,300 crore.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCR sees very-poor air quality, set to drop further
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The National Capital Region saw a "very-poor" air quality on Thursday, which experts believe may further deteriorate within the next two days due to weather conditions, stubble burning and festival season.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Chhattisgarh polls: Congress releases list of 12 candidates
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday released its first list of 12 candidates for the Chhattisgarh assembly elections.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India might be removed from US currency monitoring list
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The United States might exclude India from "the monitoring list" of its "major trading partners that merit close attention to their currency practices and macroeconomic policies".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Policeman-turned-pimp sentenced to 309 years in jail
Bangkok, Oct 18 (IANS) A policeman-turned-pimp was on Thursday convicted of multiple counts of flesh trading in northern Thailand and sentenced to a record 309 years in prison.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DCW seeks status of probe in girl's murder
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday suspected a case of sexual assault on an unidentified woman whose mutilated body was found in outer Delhi on October 14. The DCW has sought from Delhi police a copy of the FIR and a status report of the investigation.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shankersinh Vaghela's son Mahendrasinh quits BJP
Gandhinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Less than four months after joining the BJP, Mahendrasinh Vaghela, the son of former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela, on Thursday quit the saffron party on personal grounds.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
3 top Afghan provincial officials killed, US general unhurt
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Oct 18 (IANS) Three top Afghan officials and a local journalist were killed in a shooting at a meeting attended by Afghan and US officials in this southern Afghan province of Kandahar on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Afghanistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
ISL: NorthEast beat Chennaiyin in seven-goal thriller
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) NorthEast United FC upstaged reigning Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC in a seven-goal spectacle at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
It is 2014 any more: Thackeray warns BJP
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In a veiled warning to the BJP, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said that "the winds of 2014 elections have changed now" and the people of India have not forgotten all the 'jumlas' of the Modi government.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Festival wishes: Opportunity to cherish spirit of unity, says President
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursay greeted people on Durga Puja, Dussehra and Vijayadashmi, saying it is an opportunity to cherish the spirit of unity and and bonds of fraternity.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
ISL: Mumbai defender Davinder ruled out with injury
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mumbai City FC defender Davinder Singh has suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the remainder of the season.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
One injured in explosion inside a garage in Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) One person was injured in an explosion in West Bengal's Swarupnagar in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday, police said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM stresses better co-ordination among disaster management wings
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday emphasized the need for better coordination among various stakeholders in disaster-management situations to save life and property.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Flipkart, Amazon claim record online festive sales
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) India's leading e-tailer Flipkart and its American rival Amazon on Thursday claimed record online sales ahead of Dusshera and Diwali festivals.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Number of Zika virus cases reaches 100 in Jaipur
Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) The number of people infected with the Zika virus has gone up to 100 in Jaipur, officials said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Consumer confidence falls on weak economy
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) High fuel prices, global trade tensions and bleak job scenario pulled down Consumer Confidence by 6.6 percentage points in October over the last month, a Thomson Reuters-Ipsos PCSI Survey said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mysuru readies for royal victory parade on Friday
Mysuru, Oct 18 (IANS) Karnataka's Mysuru is all decked up to welcome thousands of visitors for the royal victory parade on Friday marking the grand finale of the 10-day Dussehra festival.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
Golfer Ridhima shines at Women's Indian Open
Gurgaon, Oct 18 (IANS) Ridhima Dilawari was the toast of the Indian contingent when she returned a card of 3-under 69 to be placed tied fifth after the first round of the Womens Indian Open 2018 golf tournament.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Golf
'Keeping men out of discussion won't help #MeToo Movement'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) While women from different walks of life are coming out with their stories of sexual harassment at workplace making the #MeToo Movement impactful, corporate experts believe that men should also join the discussion to keep the movement alive.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
India biggest hurdle for China in promoting Buddhism
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) India is the biggest roadblock for China to promote its Belt and Road project through Buddhism that can also help curb terrorism and separatism, Chinese scholars have said.
2018-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Leaders in UP, Uttarakhand mourn demise of former CM N.D. Tiwari
Lucknow/Dehradun, Oct 18 (IANS) Political leaders of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Thursday condoled the death of Narayan Dutt Tiwari, who had served as Chief Minister of both the states - a unique distinction in Indian politics.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Who's stopping you from building temple, Owaisi tells Bhagwat
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) "Bring it. Who is stopping you and your government?" This is how MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday reacted to RSS Mohan Bahgwat's demand for a law to build a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Shuttler Saina in Denmark Open quarter-finals
Odense (Denmark), Oct 18 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open, defeating second seed Akane Yamaguchi in the second round match here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
India seeks to further deepen ties with Maldives
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India is looking forward to further deepen its partnership with the Maldives following the just concluded presidential election in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Khashoggi case: Saudi suspect killed in 'accident'; search widens
Ankara, Oct 18 (IANS) A Turkish daily reported on Thursday that one of the suspects involved in the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "suspicious car accident" in Riyadh while investigators here expanded their probe in the case to include at least two wooded areas outside Istanbul.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Bottom-dwelling Atlas, Veracruz set to square off in MSL
Guadalajara (Mexico), Oct 18 (IANS) The two teams at the bottom of the table in the Mexican soccer league's Apertura championship, Atlas and Veracruz, will square off here on Friday.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Barcelona train with all international players ahead of Sevilla clash
Barcelona, Oct 18 (IANS) The entire Barcelona squad took part in Thursday's training session for the first time this week as international players joined the team work to prepare for the upcoming La Liga match against Sevilla.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Transgender community deserves acceptance: Ashish Sharma
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Television actor Ashish Sharma, who has played a transgender in a feature film titled "Khejdi", has urged society not to be discriminatory against the community.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
Seppi defeats Herbert, advances to Kremlin Cup quarterfinal
Moscow, Oct 18 (IANS) Italian tennis player Andreas Seppi topped Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 7-6, 7-6 on Thursday to book his place in the last-eight round of the Kremlin Cup.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Tennis
Arturo Vidal fined $921,536 for dispute at German nightclub
Berlin, Oct 18 (IANS) Barcelona's Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal was handed a 800,000-euro ($921.536) fine by a Munich court on Thursday for his involvement in a dispute at a Germany nightclub.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Tennis: Jabeur advances to Kremlin Cup semis
Moscow, Oct 18 (IANS) Ons Jabeur of Tunisia reached the Kremlin Cup semi-final round after prevailing over Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 7-5, 6-1.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Tennis
Meghalaya secessionist leader enters India, surrenders
Shillong, Oct 18 (IANS) Meghalayas most wanted separatist leader and Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) General Secretary Cheristerfield Thangkhiew surrendered before Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Thursday at the Police Headquarters.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Choudhary clears air on attending ICC meet
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BCCI on Thursday cleared the air on whether acting-secretary Amitabh Choudhary was attending the ICC Chief Executives meeting as a substitute to under-fire CEO Rahul Johri, stating that the former is a director of the board and was anyway scheduled to attend the conference.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
German Navy Chief meets Indian Admiral
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Chief of the German Navy, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause met Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday as part of his four-day visit, dubbed by the government as a "significant milestone in Indo-German Naval relations".
2018-10-18
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Former Uttarakhand, UP Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari dead
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari died on Thursday -- on his 93rd birthday -- at a private hospital in the national capital following prolonged illness, doctors said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM to attend Saibaba centenary closing ceremonies
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday visit the temple town of Shirdi to attend the closing ceremonies of the year-long festival marking the centenary of samadhi of the Shirdi Saibaba, officials said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
N D Tiwari - a political marathoner who courted controversies (Obit)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A seasoned politician belonging to the pre-independence era, Narayan Dutt Tiwari was a political marathoner whose later life was mired in controversies that Indias public life had not seen before.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UP to begin process to recruit 56,808 policemen on Nov 1
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will start on November 1 the process to recruit 56,808 people in the state police, officials said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
S-400 deal, Iran oil: India engaging with US, all stakeholders
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India is continuing to engage with the US and all other stakeholders regarding the S-400 missile deal with Russia and import of crude oil from Iran following Washington's sanctions on Moscow and Tehran, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
2 Americans, 1 Afghan injured in Kandahar shooting
Kabul, Oct 18 (IANS) At least two Americans and an Afghan were injured in a shooting at the Governor's complex in the country's Kandahar province on Thursday, but the commander of Nato's Resolute Support Mission, Austin 'Scott' Miller, escaped unhurt.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
ISL: Mumbai, Pune lock horns in clash of local rivals (Preview)
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Neither Mumbai City FC or FC Pune City will settle for anything less than a victory and the bragging rights that come along with it when they face each other in the Indian Super League at the Mumbai Football Area here on Friday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
No woman devotee at Sabarimala temple for second day (Roundup)
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 18 (IANS) Women of the ages hitherto barred from entering the famed Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala stayed away for a second day on Thursday following uneasy calm in Kerala amid a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by outfits owing loyalty to Hindu groups and the BJP.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Trump threatens to use military to close US-Mexico border
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to use the military to close the border with Mexico if a caravan of thousands of Honduran migrants bound for the US continues its journey.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
India continues to engage with US on H-1B visa issue
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India is continuing to engage with the US over the H-1B visa, largely availed of by Indian IT companies, after the Trump administration proposed changes to the programme, a senior official said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
EU recognises 'need' to strengthen climate targets
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) In response to the landmark IPCC report on global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius published last week, 28 EU heads of state and government have called upon all countries of the world to commit at the upcoming climate summit in Poland to review the levels of ambition of their Paris Agreement pledges by 2020.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
UK to consider longer transition period to ease deadlock: May
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the UK's transition out of the EU can be extended by "a matter of months" in a bid to break the deadlock in talks.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Rajasthan launches e-FIR for stolen vehicles
Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Director General of Police O.P. Galhotra on Thursday inaugurated an online e-FIR system for stolen vehicles at police headquarters.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress running sponsored 'Modi Hatao' campaign in Pakistan: BJP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said the Congress was running a 'Modi Hatao' campaign in Pakistan and accused it of 'demeaning' and defaming the Hindu community in India.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Double standards in JLF's stand on #MeToo?
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) After several star speakers of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, including C.P. Surendran, Suhel Seth and Chetan Bhagat, among others, have been accused of sexually harassing multiple women, on the sidelines of the popular lit fest, the organisers, in a cautiously worded one-sentence tweet on Thursday, have supported the rising tide of the #MeToo campaign in India -- but questions still remain.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
'Rammat-Gammat' set for India premiere at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Gujarati language short film "Rammat-Gammat" will have its India premiere at the 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in International Competition in childrens film category, Half Ticket.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haryana to hold corporate social responsibility summit
Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Haryana will organise its first-ever corporate social responsibility (CSR) summit in Gurugram on November 12 and it will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, it was announced here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Kerala shutdown over Sabarimala largely peaceful
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) A state-wide shutdown called by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi on Thursday was largely peaceful in Kerala, and saw only few private vehicles plying on the roads.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Exhibition-sale to raise funds for breast cancer treatment
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) To mark October as the breast cancer awareness month and raise funds for patients' treatments, a gallery here will exhibit and sell artwork-printed carpets, gallerist-doctor Tarana Khubchandani said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine
Taken a giant leap with 'Chhota Bheem Kungfu Dhamaka': Director
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The movie "Chhota Bheem Kungfu Dhamaka" is a giant leap for the character Chhota Bheem, which debuted on Indian television screens in 2008 and has become a successful homegrown animated series in India, says director Rajiv Chilaka.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Share happiness with less fortunate, President
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Durga Punja and Vijayadashmi are days when we should share our happiness with the less fortunate, the lonely and those in pain, President Ram Nath Kovind said in a message on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
There's no God: Stephen Hawking in his last book
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In "Brief Answers To The Big Questions", the last book published in renowned physicist Stephen Hawkings name, he has reached the conclusion that there is no God.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Armoury worship marks 9th day of Mysuru Dussehra
Mysuru, Oct 18 (IANS) Karnataka's cultural capital Mysuru on Thursday invoked gods to worship armoury, horses and the golden royal throne in the Amba Vilas Palace, marking the ninth day of its world famous Dussehra festival.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Maldives court overturns ex-President Gayoom's jail term
Male, Oct 18 (IANS) The Maldives High Court on Thursday overturned the jail sentence of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom weeks after he was freed on bail.
2018-10-18
Category: International, India,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Shah finally begins search for leadership alternatives to Parrikar
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP has formally started its hunt for a leadership alternative to ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, party leaders as well as an alliance partner said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Shahid' clocks 5 years, Rajkummar nostalgic
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) As Hansal Mehta's 2013 biographical drama "Shahid" completed five years on Thursday, actor Rajkummar Rao, who got his first National Award for his performance in the film, became nostalgic and reminisced its glorious journey.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Envoys of 4 nations present credentials
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Ambassadors of Kuwait, Belgium, Portugal and Cambodia presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Kaneria admits to spot-fixing after six years of denial
Dubai, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has admitted to having a role in a spot-fixing scandal in England after denying the same for the last six years.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Petrol, diesel prices down for the first time since relief measures
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Lower crude oil cost pulled the prices of key domestic transportation fuels -- petrol and diesel -- lower in the national capital on Thursday by 21 and 11 paise respectively.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian cinema must fight, break stereotypes: 'Soni' director
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Director Ivan Ayr, whose Hindi movie "Soni" explores how the policewomen of Delhi react to the rising tide of brutal sexual violence that has constantly put the city under the spotlight, says Indian cinema needs to break stereotypes.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Former Uttarakhand, UP Chief Minister N.D.Tiwari dead
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari died on Thursday -- on his 93rd birthday -- in the national capital at a private hospital following prolonged illness, doctors said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan SC dismisses petition seeking Imran Khan's disqualification
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan's disqualification over non-disclosure of his assets and ownership of offshore companies.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Delhi court to record Akbar's statement on Oct 31
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A court here on Thursday admitted a criminal defamation suit filed by former Minister M.J. Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani and said it will record the BJP leader's statement on October 31.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Transgender community deserves acceptance: Ashish Sharma
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Television actor Ashish Sharma, who has played a transgender in a short film titled "Khejdi", has urged society not to be discriminatory against the community.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Don't mock #MeToo movement: Honey Irani
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Veteran writer Honey Irani, maternal aunt of director Sajid Khan who has been accused of sexual harassment, says it's important not to "mock" the #MeToo movement.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi cabinet restores increase in minimum wages quashed by HC
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet on Thursday restored the increase in the minimum wages that was junked by the High Court on August 4, and approved a proposal to give a 10 per cent discount on metro cards used in state-run buses.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Sri Lankan PM leaves for India
Colombo, Oct 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday left for India on a three-day official visit, his office said in a statement.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Constitute committee against sexual harassment: Maneka to political parties
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In the wake of MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday asked all political parties to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to hear complaints of affected women in workplace.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mexican women's football pioneer Marbella Ibarra killed
Mexico City, Oct 18 (IANS) One of the main promoters of women's football in Mexico, Marbella Ibarra has been killed, media reports said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rohan Sippy had fun making 'Side Hero'
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) "Bluffmaster" director Rohan Sippy says it was fun to tell the story of a side hero in Bollywood with his series "Side Hero".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dovizioso aims to push Marquez title win to next race
Motegi (Japan), Oct 18 (IANS) Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso, second in the 2018 World MotoGP standings, on Thursday said ahead of the Japanese MotoGP that he would try and push championship leader Marc Marquez's title win to the next race.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
BSP leader's son who waved pistol arrested, defends himself
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A former BSP MP's son who threatened a man with a pistol at a luxury hotel four days ago surrendered in a court here on Thursday and was arrested. He claimed he was innocent of any wrongdoing.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lalengzama to lead Bengaluru FC B in J&K Invitational Cup, Sikkim Gold Cup
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Midfielder Lalengzama Vangchhia has been named the skipper of the 18-member Bengaluru FC B squad for the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Invitational Cup as well as the prestigious Governor's Gold Cup in Sikkim which kicks off later this month, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Punjab CM seeks compensation to check stubble burning
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek compensation for farmers for avoiding stubble burning.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Durga Puja marquee decorated with 4,000 kg turmeric
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind, a Durga Puja marquee here was decorated with 4,000 kg of turmeric or 'haldi'.
2018-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Bring law to build Ram temple at Ayodhya: Bhagwat (Roundup)
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Raking up the pet saffron agenda ahead of next year's Lok Sabha polls, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya "at the earliest" through law and accused "fundamentalist forces" of obstructing the process.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Malaysia's ex-Deputy PM arrested by anti-corruption body
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Malaysia's former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was arrested by the country's anti-corruption body on Thursday on charges of misuse of power, breach of trust and money laundering.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shuttler Saina in Denmark Open quarterfinals
Odense (Denmark), Oct 18 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open, defeating second seed Akane Yamaguchi in the second round match here on Thursday
2018-10-18
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
Lorenzo disappointed as participation at Japanese MotoGP in doubt
Motegi (Japan), Oct 18 (IANS) Spain's Jorge Lorenzo on Thursday said he was disappointed over the possibility of not being able to participate in the upcoming Japanese MotoGP in Motegi.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Marquez calm ahead of possibility of sealing title at Japan GP
Motegi (Japan), Oct 18 (IANS) Spanish MotoGP rider Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) on Thursday said he was relaxed about his chances of securing the championship title at the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Pilgrim killed in J&K accident
Jammu, Oct 18 (IANS) A pilgrim headed to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine was killed and three others injured on Thursday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, police said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No mobile phone to be disconnected: Government
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday dismissed a news report claiming around 50 crore mobile phone numbers are at risk of disconnection, saying it is "completely untrue and imaginary".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Former Uttarakhand CM N.D.Tiwari dead
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari on Thursday died here at a private hospital following prolonged illness, hospital sources said. He was 93.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Cyber-spy campaign using code from Chinese group spotted: McAfee
Las Vegas, Oct 18 (IANS) Global cybersecurity firm McAfee on Thursday said it discovered a new cyber espionage campaign which reused source code from the hacker group APT1, or Comment Crew, a Chinese military-affiliated group accused of launching cyber-attacks on more than 141 US companies from 2006 to 2010.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Honduras,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
UAE to host 2nd T10 League next month
Sharjah (UAE), Oct 18 (IANS) The second edition of the T10 cricket league will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here from November 21 to December 2.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Photographic canvasses capturing nature on view from today
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Striking detail and vibrant hues at a Nature Morte gallery exhibition, that opened on Thursday here, transport the viewers to lakes, mountains and valleys, just as canvasses are rendered a mystic and photographic quality at the same time.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
French Finance Minister pulls out of Saudi business forum
Paris, Oct 18 (IANS) French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday said he has cancelled his plan to attend an upcoming business conference in Riyadh, following the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist.
2018-10-18
Category: International, France,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
London lit up by wands to raise awareness of orphans
London, Oct 18 (IANS) The Queen's guards marched over a London Bridge on Thursday to celebrate the launch of a light installation to raise awareness of the millions of institutionalised, orphaned children around the world.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Grandma kills 4-year-old girl
Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) A woman killed her four-year-old granddaughter in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh town because she was irked with the girl's stubborn and demanding nature, police said on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government should be alert to Urban Naxals: RSS chief
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Warning the country against Urban Naxalism, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said the government and the administration have to be alert to ensure that a vicious and hostile atmosphere that weakens and destroys social cohesion is curbed.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Terrorism
Modi's cronyism putting IAF pilots at risk: Rahul
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the Narendra Modi government's focus on renegotiating UPA-era defence deals instead of finalising them, was causing life risks for the Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots, who are compelled to fly "ancient" aircraft.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Editors Guild hopes Akbar will withdraw criminal defamation case
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Editors Guild of India on Thursday hoped that former Union Minister M.J. Akbar will withdraw his criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani, the first female journalist to accuse him of sexual harassment.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
Second N-power unit at Kudankulam shut for maintenance
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was shut down on Thursday for maintenance work, according to the Power System Operation Corporation Limited.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
Samsung India aims for double-digit growth with Galaxy Tab S4
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) Samsung, which registered a 47 per cent market share (by value) and 48 per cent (by volume) in the January to August period this year in the Indian tablet market, is aiming for double-digit growth in the segment in the festive quarter, a top company executive said here on Thursday.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Saudi Arabia transfers $100mn to US amid crisis over Khashoggi
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia transferred $100 million to the US on the day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh seeking answers in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi amid mounting pressure on the kingdom for a fuller explanation in the case, the media reported.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Ensure healthy snacking at Diwali parties
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) What's a Diwali party without snacks while you play cards? But make sure your guests get to binge on something healthy, suggest experts.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
People should not vote on caste, religion basis: Bhagwat
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Ahead of upcoming crucial Assembly polls and Lok Sabha elections next year, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said that people should vote wisely for parties which unite and not divide the country and also not on the basis of caste, creed or religion.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sane undergoes surgery on broken thumb
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Liverpool could face the setback of losing Sadio Mane for a few weeks along with other injury scares after the pacy winger broke his left thumb while on international duty with Senegal.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Delhi court to hear Akbar's defamation suit on Oct 31
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A court here on Thursday admitted a criminal defamation suit filed by former Minister M.J. Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, the first in a long list of female journalists to have accused him of sexual harassment.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE to host 2nd T10 League next month
Sharjah (UAE), Oct 18 (IANS) The second edition of the T10 cricket league will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here from November 21 to December 2.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Lip fillers: Be aware of before, after tricks
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) If international reality TV star Kylie Jenner's lip fillers make you want to try out the look for this festive season, be wary of a few before and after things to do, say experts.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Joe Biden hopes Democrats don't impeach Trump
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Former US Vice President Joe Biden said he hopes that the Democrats do not move to impeach President Donald Trump if they win a majority in the House of Representatives after the mid-term elections in November.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Conceptual art exhibition leaves open an 'infinite' landscape
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Conceptual art by three contemporary artists, exploring the fine balance between form, narrative and medium, takes viewers to an 'infinite landscape at the Exhibit 320 gallery here.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan
Tokyo, Oct 18 (IANS) Some of Japan's famed cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, have bloomed unexpectedly this autumn, according to weather experts.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
CBSE affiliation by-laws simplified for speed, transparency: Javadekar
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday announced that the CBSE affiliation by-laws have been revamped to ensure "speed and transparency" in the process.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Bring law to build Ram temple at Ayodhya: Bhagwat
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Upping the ante ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for building a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya "at the earliest" with an "appropriate and requisite law" and slammed "fundamentalist forces" for obstructing the process.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
ISL: ATK coach Coppell praises young winger Komal
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India U-17 World Cup player and ATK winger Komal Thatal has come in for praise from his coach Steve Coppell after his performance in the Indian Super League clash against Delhi Dynamos.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Ex-BSP MP's son surrenders, arrested for waving pistol at hotel
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The son of a former BSP MP who had threatened a man with a pistol at a luxury hotel here was arrested on Thursday soon after he surrendered in a city court.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala remains tense on 2nd day of Sabarimala season
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 18 (IANS) Tension prevailed on Thursday a day after the opening of the short five-day pilgrimage season as the state observed a shutdown against the alleged police attack on protesters even as a senior member of the Sabarimala priest's family urged women of the hitherto barred age group to respect tradition and not visit the Lord Ayyappa temple.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Argentina win in basketball, boxing; Russia continue winning medals
Buenos Aires, Oct 18 (IANS) Argentina won two gold medals, one in men's 3x3 basketball and one in boxing. Russia, on top of the medal table, won two gold medals with one in boxing and the other in women's beach volleyball, on the penultimate day of the Youth Olympics.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Other Sports
US bars American aid groups from travelling to N.Korea
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has barred American aid groups from travelling to North Korea as it pressures Pyongyang to dismantle the countrys nuclear weapons programme.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Love not restricted to any gender: Huma Qureshi
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi says love is not restricted to any gender, and believes it is an individual's right to choose who they want to love.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Give women basic respect: Film fraternity urges this Dussehra
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In the midst of a fight against sexual harassment in India and the rise of #MeToo movement, Bollywood celebrities on the occasion of Dussehra, have urged people not just to choose good over evil but also give women basic respect.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung launches flagship Galaxy Tab S4 for Rs 57,900 in India
Gurugram, Oct 18 (IANS) Samsung on Thursday launched in India its flagship tablet, Galaxy Tab S4, a new two-in-one Android tablet that comes equipped with Samsung Dex and S Pen for Rs 57,900.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Varun Sood joins 'MTV Ace of Space'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Popular video jockey Varun Sood will be showing his mental strength by participating in reality show "MTV Ace of Space".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Court records gutted in UP after miscreants torch chamber
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Hundreds of files and documents were gutted after unidentified miscreants on Thursday set on fire a chamber of a court in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district, police said.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahman enjoys directing SRK for music video
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman says working with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on "Jai hind hind, jai India" was an "interesting" experience.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
MeToo allegations against Anu Malik false, baseless: Lawyer
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Singer Anu Malik has denied allegations that he sexually harassed singer Shweta Pandit, who has called him a "pedophile" and "sexual predator".
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian sacked in Saudi for 'offensive remarks' on Sabarimala row
Riyadh, Oct 18 (IANS) A Keralite expat in Saudi Arabia has been sacked from his job for allegedly posting offensive remarks on women amid the Sabarimala temple row, the media reported.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Diaspora
Saudi suspect in Khashoggi case killed in accident: Turkish daily
Ankara, Oct 18 (IANS) A Turkish daily reported on Thursday that one of the suspects involved in the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "suspicious car accident" in Riyadh.
2018-10-18
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gavankar set to join 'Torrance' team
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) "Sleepy Hollow" actress Janina Gavankar may star opposite actor Ben Affleck in the upcoming drama "Torrance".
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Michael B. Jordan to star in 'The Silver Bear'
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Michael B. Jordan will star in and produce Lionsgates film adaptation of assassin story "The Silver Bear".
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Snow White gives wrong message to kids, feels Kristen Bell
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Kristen Bell says the story of Snow White sends the wrong message about consent to children because she is asleep when the prince kisses her.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
MeToo being blown out of proportion: Shatrughan Sinha
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha says while the MeToo movement is noble, it is becoming "free-for-all" and being blown out of proportion.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life

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