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BJP hails Shia Board proposal on Ayodhya, asks Rahul to clear stand
Rajkot, Nov 22 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday termed as "good" the Shia Central Waqf Board's draft proposal for resolution of the Ayodhya dispute which advocates construction of Ram Mandir on the contested property and asked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to specify party's stance on the draft.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Religion
Veteran trade unionist Sukomal Sen dead
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Chairman of the CPI-M's Central Control Commission, veteran trade unionist and former Rajya Sabha member Sukomal Sen died in a city hospital on Wednesday after prolonged illness, party sources said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Karnataka assembly passes bill to regulate private hospitals
Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 22 (IANS) The Karnataka assembly on Wednesday here passed a bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across the state.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Civil society key to Mediterranean stability: Italy
Rome, Nov 22 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government is listening to youth, women and the business community ahead of the Forum MED - Mediterranean Dialogues summit taking place in Rome next week, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jaitley's comments on Patal quota issue laughable: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday termed as "laughable" Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's comment that Congress and Hardik Patel-led PAAS were "deceiving each other" on quotas, adding that "it will do everything within the constitutional framework".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress flays government over Hafiz Saeed's release
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Reacting to the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed from Pakistan's jail, the Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Narendra Modi government, asking "where is the 56-inch chest and strong diplomacy now".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Irrfan Khan to be honoured at Dubai film festival
Dubai,A Nov 22 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan is set to be honoured at the 14th edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in December for his "incredible body of work".
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi Dynamos pip Pune in ISL
Pune, Nov 22 (IANS) A terrific second-half display from youngster Lallianzuala Chhangte helped Delhi Dynamos register an impressive 3-2 victory over FC Pune City in their Indian Super League opener at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
TN varsity students indulge in arson, violence
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Students of Satyabama University near here on Wednesday late evening set on fire their hostel beds late on Wednesday and engaged in acts of vandalism, said a Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Department official.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Pay Rs 275 cr by Dec 31, SC tells Jaypee
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) AThe Supreme Court on Wednesday asked real estate major Jaypee Associates to deposit Rs 275 crore -- in two instalments -- by December 31, telling it to "behave like a good child".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Syria under spotlight at Mediterranean summit
Rome, Nov 22 (IANS/AKI) War-wracked Syria will be on the agenda at the Forum Med - Mediterranean Dialogues summit taking place in Rome next week, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
SC rejects plea on pet coke, furnace oil usage in NCR
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the plea for the recall of its order banning the use of pet coke and furnace oil by industries in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Kaccha Limbu' very close to my heart: Sonali Kulkarni
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Sonali Kulkarni says Marathi film "Kaccha Limbu", which narrates story of a middle-class couple trying to come to terms with a life-changing situation, is a very special project.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Safe City plans for women in eight metropolitan cities initiated
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday began a process of formulating a comprehensive safe city plans for women in eight metropolitan cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ludhiana factory collapse toll 13; owner arrested
Ludhiana, Nov 22 (IANS) The owner of a plastic factory, which collapsed on Monday and leaving 13 people dead, was arrested by the Punjab Police on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khattar criticises Hooda on plot offer to Miss World from Haryana
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday flayed his Congress predecessor Bhupinder Singh Hooda for suggesting offer of a plot and Rs 6 crore to honour state-born Manushi Chhillar for winning the Miss World 2017 title.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Lifestyle/Fashion
No urgency to enter politics: Rajinikanth
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil movie star Rajinikanth on Wednesday said there is no hurry for him to enter politics.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Young woman commits suicide at Delhi Metro station
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman on Wednesday committed suicide by jumping before a Metro train at the Kashmere Gate Metro station in north Delhi, police said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha cabinet clears new Rs 635 cr irrigation scheme
Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Wednesday approved the new 'Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unnayan Yojana' scheme for strengthening the state's irrigation system with an outlay of Rs 635 crore.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Two addicts held for killing youth
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Two drug addicts have been arrested on charge of murdering a youth when he resisted a robbery attempts in east Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya's Kasait eyes victory at Africa cross-country, CWG
Nairobi, Nov 22 (IANS) Kenya's Lilian Kasait on Wednesday expressed her confidence in winning the fifth African cross-country championships 2018 in Algeria.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Delhi-NCR air quality drops, may worsen as stubble burning increases
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) With stubble burning increasing in neighbouring states and wind speed dropping, air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Wednesday with all active monitoring stations of SAFAR now recording "very poor" air quality.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Stick to WHO guidelines while reporting suicides, says Goa child panel
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Taking exception to media reportage of suicides by minors in the state, the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Wednesday asked media houses to stick to WHO guidelines while reporting on suicide by students.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi transport minister reviews electric buses
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday reviewed the use of electric buses, which the government is considering to add to the city bus fleet.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
On court orders, two doctors booked for minor girl's death
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Two doctors of a prominent hospital here were booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder following court directions in case of a minor girl's death due to alleged wrong treatment, a culmination of a legal battle fought by his father for six long years.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
DCW notice to police over death threats to trafficking victims
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday issued a notice to the Delhi Police, mentioning that parents of the girls rescued earlier this week were receiving death and rape threats.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana approves pension for Hindi agitation activists, journalists
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday announced to provide a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 to "Matribhasha Satyagrahis" (Hindi agitators) and media persons.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Media,Politics
National Tissue Bank inaugurated to bridge demand-supply gap
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The National Biomaterial Centre (National Tissue Bank), which aims to fill the gap between demand and supply of tissues, was inaugurated here by Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
2,000 tonnes of onion to be imported: Paswan
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said public sector body MMTC will import 2,000 tonnes of onion in order to check rising prices in the local market.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India assures Russia of all cooperation in strengthening relationship
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday assured Russia that it would extend all possible cooperation in further strengthening the ties between the two countries to strong bilateral relations and collaboration in multifaceted dimensions.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
SC to hear plea to hold in-camera hearing for Hadiya on Monday only
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will hear on Monday (November 27) the plea by Asokan, the father of Hadiya, a 24-year-old Hindu woman from Kerala who converted to Islam, for an in-camera hearing when she appears before the court in pursuance to its directions.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
India sets up panel to draft new Income Tax Act
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A task force for redrafting the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961, to bring it in tune with the current economic needs and realities, was set up by the government on Wednesday, an official statement said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nations must keep up their guard against IS: Italy
Rome, Nov 22 (IANS/AKI) Despite the collapse of the Islamic State's self-proclaimed Caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the international community "cannot turn off the spotlight" on the jihadist group, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
No meddling by political executive in CBI decisions: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Whether to file an appeal against an acquittal in a case is a decision taken by the investigative agencies on the merits of the case and there is no meddling by political bosses in this decision making, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Air variant of BrahMos missile tested from Sukhoi jet (Third Lead)
ANew Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully flight-tested the air variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi SU-30MKI fighter jet to hit a target in the Bay of Bengal, completing the country's tactical cruise missile triad.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Teenage girl commits suicide over 'relationship issues'
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) A teenage girl in West Bengal's Durgapur town allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday afternoon over relationship issues, police said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nod to CPSEs negotiating wage revision
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday accorded permission to the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) to negotiate wage revision with their employees, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Gastric acid drug lansoprazole may also treat tuberculosis
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Are you in the habit of consuming lansoprazole, a cheap and easily available gastric acid suppressant to cure heartburn, gastritis conditions and ulcers? Take heart, as such drugs can also keep you away from developing bacterial infections, especially tuberculosis.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ryan murder: Bus conductor returns home after 76 days
Gurugram, Nov 22 (IANS) Ryan International School bus conductor Ashok Kumar, arrested on September 8 on charges of murdering class 2 student Pradhuman Thakur, was on Wednesday released from jail and returned home after 76 days in custody after the CBI found who was behind the crime.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Morocco participates in 39th Cairo film festival
Cairo, Nov 22 (IANS/MAP) Morocco has participated in the 39th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival that has opened with 175 films from 53 countries.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Egypt,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Khattar criticises Hooda's plot offer to Miss World from Haryana
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday flayed his Congress predecessor Bhupinder Singh Hooda for offering a plot and Rs 6 crore to honour state-born Manushi Chhillar for winning the Miss World 2017 title.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Mahila Empowerment Party to contest Karnataka polls
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) The All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP), launched recently with the slogan of justice for humanity, on Wednesday announced that it will contest next year's assembly elections in Karnataka.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Digital sky' for drones needed for smooth operations: Sinha
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The government aims to implement the concept of "digital sky" for drones to ensure smooth operations for the rising numbers of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Assam's legendary actor Biju Phukan passes away
Guwahati, Nov 22 (IANS) Assam's prominent film actor Biju Phukan passed away at a private hospital here on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
AIBA launches GlovesUp programme to produce top quality boxers
Guwahati, Nov 22 (IANS) The International Boxing Federation (AIBA) on Wednesday launched its 'GlovesUp' famed legacy programme aiming to produce a new generation of world-class boxers in the years to come.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Chidambaram slams BJP leaders for their remarks
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday hit out at Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Bihar BJP Chief Nityanand Rai for their recent remarks, saying "that is what an intolerant political party does to a person".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
American fibre-optic cable maker AFL forays into India
Bengaluru, Nov 22 (IANS) American industrial equipment manufacturer AFL on Wednesday said it has forayed into India to make optical fibre cable and accessories for the local and overseas markets.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
IAF first in world to fire BrahMos missile from air
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) With the successful testing of an air version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Wednesday, the Indian Air Force has become the first one in the world to achieve this feat, official sources said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Five Indians storm into women's Youth Worlds semis
Guwahati, Nov 22 (IANS) India assured themselves of five bronze medals in the AIBA womens World Youth Boxing Championships with local star Ankushita Boro, Shashi Chopra, Sakshi, Nitu and Jyoti cruising into the semi-finals here on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Disciplinary proceedings opened against Real Madrid's Carvajal
Madrid, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Wednesday opened disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal for deliberately provoking a yellow card during his side's 6-0 win over Apoel Nicosia.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Centre considers hallmarking 24 carat gold jewellery
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on Wednesday said it will consider inclusion of 24 carat gold jewellery in the hallmarking standards.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi, BJP serial abusers, must apologize: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders as "serial abusers", the Congress on Wednesday asked both to apologize for lowering the level of political discourse.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UN asked to declare 2018 as International Year of Millets
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has sent a proposal to United Nations for declaring 2018 as "International Year of Millets" to raise awareness among consumers, policy makers, industry and research sector, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Judicial probe sought in CBI judge's death
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A group of civil society activists and academicians on Wednesday alleged that CBI Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case, had died in "mysterious circumstances" in 2014 and demanded a high-level judicial inquiry into the matter.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NIA quizzes builder for Maoist links
Ranchi, Nov 22 (IANS) The NIA on Wednesday raided the house of a builder in Jharkhand's Gumla district over allegations that he had links with top Maoist leader Sudhakaran who carries a bounty of Rs 1 crore on his head.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Padmavati row is about Hindutva cultural repression: CPI-M
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The way the film "Padmavati" is being pilloried and the director and the main actor threatened with beheading shows how mob rule has become one of the hallmarks of "Modi raj", the CPI-M has said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Men perceived less powerful if wife retains surname
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) Are you a newly-wedded wife who has retained her surname? If so, your husband is more likely to be perceived as having less power in the relationship, a study says.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian bio-fuel market to grow to Rs 1 lakh crore: Pradhan
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednseday said the country's nascent bio-fuel industry has the potential to develop into a flourishing Rs 1 lakh crore market in the coming years.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress urges President to make agreement with NSCN-IM public
Imphal, Nov 22 (IANS) The Congress' Manipur unit on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking that the Narendra Modi government make public the framework agreement signed with the NSCN-IM in August 2015.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Zimbabwe's former VP to take oath as new President
Harare, Nov 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe's former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to the country on Wednesday and will be sworn in as President on Friday, succeeding friend-turned-foe Robert Mugabe.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Art of Living doesn't act for government agencies: Ravi Shankar
Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Wednesday claimed that the two arrested volunteers of Art of Living were authorised by the Indian government to open peace parleys with it in Bangladesh. But Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said his organisation has "never acted on behalf of government agencies".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Five injured in car-bus collision in Kashmir tunnel
Jammu, Nov 22 (IANS) Five persons were injured on Wednesday in a collision between a car and a bus inside the Chenani-Nashri tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China orders Skype withdrawal from Apple's app store, other platforms
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) Popular communications application Skype and other similar calling apps are no longer available on US tech giant Apple's app store in China and other platforms due to an order by the government.
2017-11-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Technology
Liquor worth Rs 15 crore seized in 'dry' Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) A total of 555 flying squads, working with the Narcotics Control Bureau, district administration and the Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)'s office, have seized liquor worth Rs 15 crore in the poll-bound 'dry' Gujarat, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court sends man to judicial custody in 2008 cheating case
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday remanded a man, arrested on forgery and cheating charges for claiming tax refund in 2008, to judicial custody till November 25.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Tata Teleservices users to be shifted to Airtel under ICR deal
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Bharti Airtel said Tata Teleservices customers will be shifted to its mobile network under an intra circle roaming (ICR) arrangement with effect from Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
93% Indian workers happy to work with a bot: Survey
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A whopping 93 per cent of Indian workers feel positive about meeting bots and virtual assistants at their workplace, a survey conducted in 10 countries has found.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Eight rescued from crashed US plane off Japan coast
Tokyo, Nov 22 (IANS) Eight people have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed off the coast of Japan on Wednesday, the Japanese Defence Ministry said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Haryana minister wants curbs on private hospitals' charges
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) To keep a check on cases similar to the case of over-billing that took place in Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday that he would speak to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda for bringing a proposal under which no private hospital could over-charge patients.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Aid and advice of Delhi Council of Ministers not binding on LG, SC told
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the aid and advice of the Delhi Council of Ministers is not binding on the Lt. Governor as Delhi government does not have any executive powers which are entirely vested in the Centre.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BSES offers cash back on power bills paid using Bharat QR Code
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) In a move to encourage digital payment of electricity bills, BSES, one of the two electricity distribution companies (discoms) in Delhi, on Wednesday announced the launch of the Bharat QR Code-enabled facility for paying its electricity bills.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
VCs can sanction works costing Rs 5 cr: Sisodia
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodiae on Wednesday said that the state government-funded universities will now have financial autonomy as their Vice Chancellors have been empowered to sanction new works amounting upto Rs 5 crore per annum, if carried out by Public Works Department (PWD).
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Signature campaign against 'Padmavati' in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) At least eight organisations under the banner of Akhil Bhartiya Shakti Samaj launched a signature campaign here on Wednesday in protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama "Padmavati".
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Five dacoits arrested in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Five members of a dacoit gang have been arrested from a West Bengal district bordering Bangladesh and weapons were seized from them, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Honor 8 Lite' 64GB variant now available at Rs 15,999
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Chinese telecom giant Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Wednesday announced that its smartphone "Honor 8 Lite", 64GB variant, is now available at Rs 15,999.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Parliament winter session likely to begin from December 15
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The government is considering calling the winter session of Parliament from December 15 after completion of polling in Gujarat in the Assembly elections and the dates would be out once the Presidential nod is secured for an ordinance on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sevilla confirm coach Berizzo suffering from prostate cancer
Seville, Nov 22 (IANS) Spanish football club Sevilla on Wednesday confirmed that head coach Eduardo Berizzo is suffering from prostate cancer.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ghaziabad trader shot dead
Ghaziabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Traders are up in arms in Ghaziabad after a trader returning home with a cake to celebrate his son's birthday was shot dead on a street.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi expresses concern over large number of grievances of consumers
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed concern over large number of grievances of consumers and called for improvement in administrative arrangements to benefit them, an official release said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Middleman's close aide held in EC bribery case
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A close associate of middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar has been arrested in connection with a bribery case with regard to allocation of poll symbol by the Election Commission to an AIADMK faction, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nine more held in Bihar toilet scam case
Patna, Nov 22 (IANS) Nine more persons were arrested in Bihar on Wednesday on charges of misappropriating government funds of over Rs 13.50 crore meant for the construction of toilets in the state capital, an official said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Mumbai to host Luxury Lifestyle Weekend in March (Lead, correcting Intro)
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Luxury Lifestyle Weekend (LLW), a platform that will bring together luxe brands and consumers, will take place from March 9-11 at Jio Garden, Bandra Kurla Complex here.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Telangana to unveil retail policy in January
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Aiming to attract more leading retailers, Telangana will announce its retail policy early in January next year, said a top government official on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Cabinet clears ordinance for changes to Bankruptcy Code
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to introduce certain changes to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC notice to Centre on sale of skin creams containing steroids
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Central government on a PIL seeking direction to ensure that no topical medications which contain a "cocktail of harmful steroids" is sold without a valid prescription of a doctor.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
We missed Keane during our first game: ATK's Zequinha
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Robbie Keane was missed when ATK played a goalless draw against Kerala Blasters against Kerala Blasters in Kochi in Indian Super League (ISL)'s opening match, club's Portuguese midfielder Zequinha said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Sindhu, Saina, Prannoy advance at Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, Nov 22 (IANS) Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the second round while Parupalli Kashyap and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy fell in the opening round of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
Eating disorders may cause long-term health issues
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Eating disorder among young adults, both men and women, may have long term side-effects on their psychological and physical health, a new finding has revealed.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Over 100 genetic risk factors for allergic diseases identified
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified over 100 genes that act as risk factors for developing one of the several allergic diseases hay-fever, eczema and asthma, a finding that sheds light on why these conditions often occur together.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Cabinet nod for constituting 15th Finance Commission
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the constitution of the 15th Finance Commission, whose recommendations have to be in place by April 1, 2020, and decided to finalise its terms of reference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
'Fast food chains should avoid antibiotics in chicken'
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Jagdish Prasad has called for small and big fast food chains in India to stop using antibiotics in chicken and other food products.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rashtrapati Bhavan now open for public four days a week
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan, the sprawling official residence of the Indian President here, will now be open for public viewing for four days a week.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Air variant of BrahMos missile tested from Sukhoi jet
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully flight-tested the air variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi SU-30MKI fighter jet to hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal, completing the country's tactical cruise missile triad.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the horrific 2008 Mumbai terror attack, from house arrest that began in January this year.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Aretha Franklin responds to her death rumours
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Aretha Franklin has reassured fans that she is alive and well following rumours of her death.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Cabinet approves new scheme for rural women
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the introduction of new scheme 'Mahila Shakti Kendra' in order to empower rural women through community participation.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
IIEST Shibpur to reinforce student placement, internships
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, (IIEST) Shibpur, is taking steps to "overhaul the placements and internships" of its students, its director said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Education
Manali freezes at minus 0.4 degrees
Shimla, Nov 22 (IANS) Popular tourist destination Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday saw the mercury drop below the freezing point, with its nearby hills wrapped in last week's snowfall.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IKEA's first India store to offer over 7,000 products
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Leading Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA will offer over 7,000 products at its first India store opening here next year, it said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Senior Kerala CPI leader Ismail to face party action
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) said on Wednesday that one of its topmost Kerala leaders K.E. Ismail will face party action for an interview he gave to a TV channel.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, war crimes
The Hague, Nov 22 (IANS) Ratko Mladic, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb Army, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by a UN tribunal here.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Jharkhand ex-Chief Secretary jailed for 5 years in fodder scam
Ranchi, Nov 22 (IANS) A CBI court here on Wednesday sentenced former Chief Secretary of Jharkhand Sajjal Chakravarty to five years' imprisonment in a multi-million Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) scam, popularly known as fodder scam.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Policy tweak to ensure normalcy in Kashmir: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Any policy tweak on Kashmir is to ensure normalcy in the state, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday in response to a query about the Centre advocating withdrawal of cases against first-time stone-pelters in the Valley.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Steps to find solutions to movie financing must: Tamil Nadu BJP chief
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday expressed grief at the suicide of movie co-producer Ashok Kumar owing to usury pressure.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Red wine makes you feel relaxed, spirits sexy: Study
London, Nov 22 (IANS) If you want to feel relaxed after a hard day, better order wine or beer. Save the spirits for days you need to boost confidence or need to feel sexy, suggests the largest ever study examining how different alcoholic drinks affect emotions.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Modi must've played role in 'Padmavati' deferral: Karni Sena
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even though silent on the "Padmavati" row, must have had a role to play in the deferral of its release date from December 1.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Teigen, Legend expecting second child
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen has announced that she is expecting her second child with husband and singer John Legend.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two injured in knife attack inside Mumbai court
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) In a sensational incident, a complainant in a assault case attacked the two accused with a knife in front of a magistrate during a court hearing here on Wednesday, officials said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat bans release of 'Padmavati'
Gandhinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday declared that the his government would not allow release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" in the poll-bound state.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress finally seals deal with Hardik Patel (Roundup)
Ahmedabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday announced his support to the Congress in the Gujarat Assembly election after it reached an understanding with him by promising job quotas to the agitating Patel community if it comes to power.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Neeraj Ghaywan's new short film on Indian society
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) National Award winning director Neeraj Ghaywan of "Masaan" fame has come up with a short film "Juice", which showcases how a hot and humid summer evening unfolds to question the beliefs and practices that are ingrained in Indian society.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
I will miss playing for East Bengal: ATK striker Robin
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK's India striker Robin Singh on Wednesday said he would be missing the I-League side and city football giants East Bengal, and if time permits he would turn up for their games.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mumbai to host Luxury Lifestyle Weekend in March
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Luxury Lifestyle Weekend (LLW), a platform that will bring together luxury brands and consumers, will take place from March 9 to March 12 at Jio Garden, Bandra Kurla Complex, here.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Al Qaeda front's two militants, arms dealer sent to police custody
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Three persons, including two members of Bangladesh-based Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) and a local arms dealer, who were arrested by the city police, were sent to 14 days in police custody on Wednesday, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sector-specific buying, Asian cues buoy equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Extending gains for the fifth consecutive session, key Indian equity indices on Wednesday closed in the positive territory as positive Asian cues and higher auto stocks buoyed investors' sentiments.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jaitly mocks quota deal bettwen Congress, PAAS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday mocked the understanding reached between Congress and Hardik Patel-led PAAS on reservation for Patidars, saying it amounts to "deceiving each other" becuase quotas cannot exceed the constitutional ceiling of 50 per cent.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre considers hallmarking 24 carat gold jewellery
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Central government would consider including 24 carat gold jewellery in the hallmarking standards, Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India, Russia to sign anti-terror agreement during Rajnath's visit
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India and Russia are likely to sign a comprehensive security agreement on cooperation in combating terrorism and organised crime during Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh's three-day visit to Russia next week, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Pakistan accountability court resumes hearing against Sharifs
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain Muhammad Safdar (Retd.) appeared before an accountability court here on Wednesday as the trial resumed into the corruption references filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
2017-11-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
13,000 took part in Swachh Ability Run
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The second edition of the JK Cement Swachh Ability Run witnessed the participation of over 13,000 people.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
TN has highest number of women entrepreneurs: Report
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has the highest number of women entrepreneurs in India, followed by Kerala and West Bengal, reveals a new report.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Metro shafts to have designs based on nature, music
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Lift shafts at 11 stations of the Delhi Metro's upcoming Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) will have designs based on nature and classical music.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
UBI plans to raise up to Rs 500 cr
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) State-run lender United Bank of India (UBI) on Wednesday said it is planning to raise up to Rs 500 crore through issuing and allotting of Basel III compliant bonds.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves signing of customs agreement between India, Philippines
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the signing and ratifying of an agreement between India and Philippines on co-operation and mutual assistance in customs matters, an official statement said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Hackers stole data of 57 mn Uber customers, drivers in 2016
San Francisco/New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) In a startling revelation, ride-hailing platform Uber has disclosed that two hackers "inappropriately accessed" names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million customers and drivers and the license numbers of around 600,000 drivers.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal youth arrested after posting pics of eating civet
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) A youth in West Bengal, who had posted photographs of feasting on a civet, in social media, has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golfer Neha grabs 3-shot lead in 15th leg of Hero WPT
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Golfer Neha Tripathi shot two-under 68 to grab a handy three-shot lead at the end of the first round of the 15th leg of Hero Womens Pro Tour at the Palms Golf Club and Resort here on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
When I talk, I am not understood: Ronaldo
Madrid, Nov 22 (IANS) Declining to be interviewed, Real Madrid's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has accused the media of twisting his words after he scored twice to set yet another record in the 6-0 Champions League Group H win in Nicosia.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football,Media
Vinit Kakar enjoys bonding with kids (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Actor Vinit Kakar, who is currently seen in mythological show "Vighnaharta Ganesha", says he enjoys bonding and spending time with children.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
St. Moritz Ice Cricket 2018 launched
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Former India opener Virender Sehwag and middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif on Wednesday launched the inaugural edition of St.Moritz Ice Cricket 2018.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mother-daughter bond one of most beautiful: Gurdeep
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Gurdeep Kohli says a mother-daughter bond is one of the most beautiful experiences in the world.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chargesheet filed in actress abduction case, superstar Dileep named accused
Kochi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Kerala Police team, probing the actress abduction case, on Wednesday submitted the chargesheet which has named Malayalam superstar Dileep as eighth among the 12 accused and his former wife, actress Manju Warrier, as a key witness.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP MP Paresh Rawal tweets 'bar-wala' jibe, then apologises
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) BJP MP Paresh Rawal hit back with a tweet at the Congress over the "chai-wala" jibe aimed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier on, but the move backfired and led to him apologising for the potshot.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kangana Ranaut injured on sets of 'Manikarnika'
Jodhpur, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been shooting for the biopic on Rani Laxmibai "Manikarnika", has had her ligament torn while pulling a stunt.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ryan Seacrest accuser wanted $15 mn for her silence
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) A woman who accused popular TV host Ryan Seacrest of sexually inappropriate behaviour when she worked as his stylist a decade ago reportedly demanded a $15 million payoff for remaining silent.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amidst anger, slain Tripura journalist cremated
Agartala, Nov 22 (IANS) Journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik, who was shot dead by a trooper in Tripura, was cremated on Wednesday, the final rites attended by hundreds of journalists and other professionals.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Acid reflux drugs not linked to dementia risk: Study
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) The intake of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and stomach ulcers, may not be linked to dementia or Alzheimer's disease in older adults, a study has claimed.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Two injured in knife attack inside Mumbai court
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) In a sensational incident, an accused attacked his two co-accused with a knife in front of a magistrate during a court hearing here on Wednesday, officials said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't miss Cassini's stunning 'Farewell to Saturn' mosaic
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) NASA has released a stunning image mosaic of Saturn assembled from the images snapped by the Cassini probe during the final leg of its journey.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
I am comfortable batting at any position, says Saha
Nagpur, Nov 22 (IANS) India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Wednesday brushed aside talk of frequent changes in his batting position saying the No.6 slot in the Indian batting line-up is a flexible one, depending on the conditions.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Cabinet approves revised salaries, pensions for SC, HC judges
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances and pensions of the judges of the Supreme Court and high courts as well as those who have retired, an official statement said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cabinet nod to continuing IICA scheme till 2019-20
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved continuation of the scheme on Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) for another three financial years (2017-18 to 2019-20) to make the institute self-sustainable, an official statement said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC dimisses plea against Rahul Gandhi for skipping SPG security
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL filed against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi alleging he put himself in danger by skipping SPG security cover given to him.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Soldier, militant killed as Army foils infiltration bid
Srinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) A soldier and a militant were killed on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district when the Army foiled an attempt by militants to sneak into India from Pakistan.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Lebanon's PM Hariri puts resignation on hold
Beirut, Nov 22 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced on Wednesday he was putting his resignation on hold, more than two weeks after he shocked the country by saying he was stepping down.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Diplomacy
Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Cabinet approves India's membership for EBRD
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved India's membership for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), for which the required steps will be initiated by the Finance Ministry, an official statement said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Sansan launches AI-driven app 'Eight' in India
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Japan's Cloud-based business card management service provider Sansan Inc on Wednesday launched a contact management app "Eight" in India.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
AIADMK MP Maitreyan says he echoed majority view
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) AIADMK Rajya Sabha member V. Maitreyan on Wednesday said he had echoed the views of the majority of party cadres in his Facebook post on Tuesday, not just his own.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Congress suggestions on Patidar quota as per Constitution: Sibal
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that his party's suggestions on providing quotas to Patidars in poll-bound Gujarat was "as per the Constitution" and PAAS leader Hardik Patel will make the announcement of the formula at an appropriate time.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha issues advisory against circulation of obscene videos
Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) In a bid to check the growing cases of circulation of objectionable pictures and videos on various social networking platforms, the Odisha Police on Wednesday issued an advisory against it.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government taking steps to restore peace in Kashmir: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) With the security forces having an upper hand in the Kashmir Valley, the government is taking all steps to ensure a return of normalcy to the state, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Despite stiff neck, Warner determined to play first Ashes Test
Brisbane, Nov 22 (IANS) Determined to play the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba, Australia vice-captain David Warner, nursing a stiff neck, is considering adopting the unorthodox front-on stance of West Indian great Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cabinet okays India-Russia anti-terror agreement
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) In sync with India's continuing fight against terrorism, the Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for signing an agreement with Russia on combating all forms of terrorism and organised crime.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Unfortunate that film's budget depends on star not script: Nitesh Tiwari
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) "Dangal" fame director Nitesh Tiwari, who has worked with A-list actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, says the trend of deciding a film's budget on the basis of the star rather than a script is an "unfortunate" scenario.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Parliament's winter session will be held, to be regular session: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Rejecting opposition criticism, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that Parliament's winter session will be held and it will be a regular session not overlapping with the Gujarat Assembly election dates.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet nod to CPSEs negotiating wage revision
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday accorded permission to the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) to negotiate wage revision with their employees, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Proud of 'Fukrey Returns': Richa Chadha
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says she is proud of her forthcoming film "Fukrey Returns".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
President pays floral tribute at Netaji's statue in Manipur
Imphal, Nov 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind on Wednesday paid floral tributes at the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the Indian National Army memorial in Manipur's Bishupur district.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security
USAID Administrator to participate in GES
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will visit India this month to participate in the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) here.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Paceman Jake Ball in England XI for first Ashes Test
Brisbane, Nov 22 (IANS) England have confirmed paceman Jake Ball's inclusion in their playing XI for the first Ashes Test against Australia at the Gabba from Thursday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Samsung to set up 20 healthcare centres in UP
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Samsung India on Wednesday signed a MoU with the Uttar Pradesh government to add 20 new "Smart Healthcare" centres across the state to provide affordable and quality healthcare to needy patients.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Sindhu, Saina, Prannoy advance at Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, Nov 22 (IANS) Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the second round while Parupalli Kashyap and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy fell in the opening round of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
'Padmavati' screening decision after CBFC certificate: Khattar
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said any decision on permitting screening of film "Padmavati" in the state will be taken only after the decision of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Liverpool stopped playing in second half, fumes coach Klopp
Seville, Nov 22 (IANS) Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp feels they "stopped playing football" in the second half, helping Sevilla to comeback from being three goals down to draw 3-3 in a Champions League group stage clash.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Cabinet approves constituting 15th Finance Commission
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the constitution of the 15th Finance Commission, whose recommendations have to be in place by April 1, 2020, and also decided to finalise the next Commission's terms of reference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Equities close in green, auto stocks drive upward rally
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Wednesday provisionally closed in the positive territory as higher auto stocks buoyed investors' sentiments.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Star Wars' director on 'good, bad' female characters
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Director Rian Johnson says there are a lot of interesting strong, weak, good and bad female characters in his forthcoming film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi".
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Haryana government to take over two temples
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday decided to take over the management of the ancient historical Shri Mata Chandi Devi Temple, Chandi Mandir, Panchkula.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Air variant of BrahMos missile test fired from Sukhoi jet
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully test fired the air variant of BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet to hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Militants kill soldier near LoC in Kashmir
Srinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) A soldier was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Zimbabwe awaits arrival of Mugabe's likely successor Mnangagwa
Harare, Nov 22 (IANS) The morning after ecstatic celebrations over the resignation of the long ruling President Robert Mugabe, the people of Zimbabwe awaited on Wednesday the arrival of his former vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, expected to become the interim leader.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Diplomacy
Vaghela's Jan Vikalp fields 74 candidates
Ahmedabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Jan Vikalp, the third front of Congress rebel and former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela, will field 69 candidates in the first phase of Assembly elections on December 9.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Japan's Princess Mako set to wed in 2018
Tokyo, Nov 22 (IANS) The Imperial Household Agency on Wednesday announced that the wedding of Japan's Princess Mako will take place next year following a formal engagement in March.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Haryana woman jailed for 30 years for chopping husband
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) A court in Jhajjar town in Haryana has sentenced a woman to 30 years imprisonment for brutally murdering her husband by cutting him into eight pieces.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft now supports Tamil text translation
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its translator app now supports Tamil translation in Office 365.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Here's how cinnamon could help fight obesity
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) Looking for ways to shed those extra kilos? Cinnamon, a common household spice, may help you lose weight as well as improve metabolism by making the fat cells burn energy, a study has found.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
ISRO, CMFRI join hands to help identify fishing zones
Kochi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will now help Kochi-headquartered Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to identify potential fishing zone (PFZ) in the seas surrounding the subcontinent.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Second US judge blocks Trump's military transgender ban
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) A second federal judge has blocked the US administrations proposed ban on transgender troops, saying President Donald Trumps announcement of the ban earlier this year was "capricious, arbitrary, and unqualified".
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Australia, England gear up for another Ashes battle (Preview)
Brisbane, Nov 22 (IANS) England and Australia are all set to renew their traditional cricket rivalry when the two sides face off in the first of the five-match Ashes contest at the Gabba here on Thursday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
IAF Sukhoi fires Brahmos missile
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India has created a record by successfully testing a Brahmos Air Launch Cruise Missile from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
'GST good for domestic designers'
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Indian designers can benefit from the country's GST policy says Narresh Kukreja from the Shivan & Narresh designer duo. He believes if designers don't take advantage of the situation, they will "regret" it in the long run.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Trump discusses Syria, N.Korea over phone with Putin
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over phone for more than an hour about the conflict in Syria, the anti-terrorism fight in Central Asia and the Middle East as well as the nuclear threat posed by North Korea.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India needs micro-data centres to connect the next billion: HP Inc (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) To connect the next billion, India must establish micro-data centres -- which can even run on a laptop from any location with a cell tower -- and shun gigantic data centres that can cost a bomb in terms of building physical infrastructure, a global HP Inc executive has emphasised.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Education
Video games may improve posture in autistic kids
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) Children who suffer from autism often have difficulty in maintaining a normal posture and position. But video games might help these children and enable them to improve their balance.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Fools' have accepted formula given by 'fools': Nitin Patel
Gandhinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel lashed out at Patidar leader Hardik Patel for accepting the Congress formula on job quotas and supporting it in upcoming Assembly elections, calling him a "fool".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
No direction from I&B Ministry yet on 'S Durga': IFFI Director
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) IFFI Director Sunit Tandon on Wednesday said there was no direction yet from the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry on the screening of Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's film "S Durga" at the festival, as ordered by the Kerala High Court on Tuesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Tourism prime focus besides IT in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Port Blair, Nov 22 (IANS) With tourist footfall going up by 23 per cent in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, the authorities have decided to heavily invest in the sector as well as in information technology (IT) to ensure holistic development of the islands, stakeholders say.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Andaman-nicobar,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Rashtrapati Bhavan open for public - four days a week
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan, the sprawling official residence of the Indian President, will now be open for public viewing -- four days a week.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Monjin, Microsoft collaborate for next-Gen interview assessments
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Technology solution provider Monjin on Wednesday announced its collaboration with Microsoft to build a unique video interviewers network that links candidates with potential employers to ensure a creative and interactive experience.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Alonso takes first spin in car he'll drive at Daytona
Alcaniz (Spain), Nov 22 (IANS) Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso took his first spin in the Ligier JS P217, which he will drive for United Autosports in January's Rolex 24 at Daytona.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
I focus on things that matter, says Sonam (Movie Snippets)
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor says she keeps herself away from the buzz on her personal life in the media by focusing on things that matter.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress promises job quotas, Hardik pledges support
Ahmedabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday extended his support to the Congress in Assembly elections after it promised to give job quotas to the Patel community under the OBC category in Gujarat.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Facebook launches digital, start-up training hubs in India
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Facebook on Wednesday introduced its digital training and start-up training hubs in India aimed at helping small businesses and people grow by giving them the digital skills they need to compete in today's digital economy.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes off Japan
Tokyo, Nov 22 (IANS) A US Navy aircraft with 11 people on board crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan on Wednesday while on its way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, military officials said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Google doodle celebrates Hindu woman who fought child marriage
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Google on Wednesday dedicated a special doodle to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of medico Rukhmabai Raut, who proved instrumental in getting the obnoxious practice of child marriages banned not only in colonial India but the entire British Empire.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Human Interest/Society
UC Browser in line with Google's policy now up on Play Store
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) After going off from Google Play Store for more than a week, Alibaba-owned content aggregation platform UCWeb said on Wednesday that a new version of its UC Browser is now available on Play Store.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Besiktas reach first Champions knockout stage in 31 years
Madrid, Nov 22 (IANS) Turkish football club Besiktas punched their tickets for the UEFA Champions League knockout stage for the first time in 31 years, thanks to a 1-1 draw with Porto.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
HRW denounces female virginity tests in Indonesian armed forces
Jakarta, Nov 22 (IANS) Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday denounced the continuation of virginity tests for female applicants in the Indonesian Army and Police.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Philippines calls off peace talks with Communist rebels
Manila, Nov 22 (IANS) The Philippines government on Wednesday announced the end of the stalled peace talks with the New People's Army, a Communist rebel outfit considered a terrorist group by the US and the European Union.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
China's former cyberspace chief under graft probe
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) The former head of the Cyberspace Administration of China has been investigated for corruption, the Chinese Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Love India, but don't understand it any more: Aditi
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) With growing tension over filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati", actress Aditi Rao Hydari has questioned why people don't express as much anger when women are violated in the country as they are showing towards the film.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Additi Gupta enjoys local food in Agra (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) TV actress Additi Gupta, known for shows like "Qubool Hai", "Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil" and "Ishqbaaaz", is loving local food in Agra, where she is currently on a holiday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Saseendran case: Action suggested against Mangalam TV
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said he will be appointing a four-member committee on the recommendation of the Justice P.S. Antony Judicial Commission that has suggested cancellation of Malayalam news channel Mangalam TV's license.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hariri returns to Lebanon after surprise resignation
Beirut, Nov 22 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut for the first time since announcing his surprise resignation in Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Diplomacy
Hike, Airtel Payments Bank collaborate on digital wallet
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Indian instant messaging application Hike on Wednesday partnered with Airtel Payments Bank to power its digital payment wallet.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
SHAREit achieves 1.2bn user base worldwide
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Popular mobile file sharing app SHAREit has achieved 1.2 billion user base worldwide.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology
Pay Rs 275 cr by Dec 31, SC tells Jaypee
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Jaypee Associates to deposit Rs 275 crore -- in two instalments -- by December 31, telling it to "behave like a good child".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Sevilla mount stunning comeback in draw with Liverpool
Madrid, Nov 22 (IANS) Sevilla came back from 0-3 down at half-time to claim a 3-3 draw with Liverpool in a thrilling game of football which leaves both sides with their options intact to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Real Madrid thrash Cypriot champions Apoel 6-0
Nicosia (Cyprus), Nov 22 (IANS) Reigning European Champions Real Madrid made an impressive appearance scoring six goals over Cypriot football champions Apoel in their Group H European Champions return match.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Cyprus,Sports,Football
Congress has given quota formula: Hardik
Ahmedabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday announced that his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) was formally accepting the formula advanced by the Congress party to give job quotas to the community under the OBC category.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Unique two year collaboration results in an interactive exhibition-cum-haat
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Since early 2016, a path-breaking collaboration has been taking place between the indigenous communities of Madhya Pradesh and fourteen Indian and international artists. This interesting partnership is now culminating into an interactive exhibition-cum-haat in the capital.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tottenham beat Dortmund 2-1 in UEFA Champions League
Berlin, Nov 22 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund crashed out of Europe's elite football competition after losing 1-2 to Tottenham Hotspur in the fifth round of the Champions League group stage.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Google admits to tracking Android phone location data
San Francisco, Nov 22 (IANS) Android smartphones have reportedly been gathering users' location data and sending it to Google even when the location services were turned off and there was no SIM card in the device.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Basel to jointly host Badminton, Para Badminton Worlds
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Basel will become the first city to jointly host the Badminton and Para Badminton World Championships after it was awarded the 2019 edition of the Para event.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Badminton
Asian cues, auto stocks lift equity indices
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Wednesday traded in the green during the mid-afternoon session, extending gains for the fifth consecutive session, as positive Asian markets and higher auto stocks buoyed investors' sentiments.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Air pollution may lower your sperm quality
Hong Kong, Nov 22 (IANS) Men who regularly get exposed to air pollution may be at an increased risk of having poorer quality sperm, resulting in a spell of infertility for a "significant number of couples", researchers warned.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Skin care guide to battle winter
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) With winter comes dryness, dullness and roughness. Hence it is very important to follow rituals like treating the skin with Vitamin C or peeling away flakiness with enzymes, say experts.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Janet, Jermaine Dupri reconnecting after her split
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Janet Jackson and her former boyfriend Jermaine Dupri are reportedly "getting close again".
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Australian football coach resigns
Canberra, Nov 22 (IANS) Ange Postecoglou has resigned as head coach of Australia's national men's football team, the Socceroos, despite the squad qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Chapecoense plane crash survivor Neto eyes 2018 return
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 22 (IANS) Chapecoense plane crash survivor Helio Neto has revealed plans to resume his playing career with the Brazilian football club next year.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Today's songs lack longevity: Bappi Lahiri (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Its time for Bollywood music lovers to go down memory lane as they recall the lyrics of old songs through their remixes today. Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, who has given music to over 650 films in an over four decade-long career, feels this is happening because todays lyrics lack the "catching power", which make them forgettable.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
'Naga wrestling is for the purification of man'
Jamshedpur, Nov 22 (IANS) If the Western world resorted to duels when two "honorable" men found their egos slighted, similar dispute-resolution can be found in one of India's own warrior tribes -- though the preference is for closer combat. They sorted out differences with a wrestling match.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Bihar,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,IANS Life
Facebook enabled housing advertisers to exclude minorities: Report
San Francisco, Nov 22 (IANS) Facebook allowed housing advertisers to target audiences by race and exclude minorities, raising questions about whether the company is in compliance with federal fair housing rules that prohibit such discrimination, an investigation has found.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Always wanted to be part of mass entertainer: Parineeti
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra says she always wanted to be a part of a mass entertainer and with her latest release "Golmaal Again", she feels she has been able to entertain the audiences.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Australia sets up new group to counter terrorism financing
Canberra, Nov 22 (IANS) Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan on Wednesday announced the establishment of a new South East Asian group to counter the funding of terrorism in the region.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tripura governor to submit report to Rajnath on journalist's killing
Agartala, Nov 22 (IANS) Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy will submit a report to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the killing of a journalist by a Tripura State Rifle (TSR) trooper on Tuesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny Leone to host party for DJ Kygo
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone is gearing up to host a party for Norwegian DJ and music producer Kygo after his gig in Mumbai on Sunday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Unbelievably violating: Jennifer Lawrence on nude photo leak
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence found her photo hacking scandal in 2014 "unbelievably violating", and admits she is still "processing" the ordeal.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SC rejects plea on pet coke, furnace oil usage in NCR
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the plea for the recall of its order banning the use of pet coke and furnace oil by industries in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Meghalaya's revenue collection under GST could not be assessed: Sangma
Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said the collection of revenue under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in Meghalaya could not be assessed properly due to the incapability of the system being put in place.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Great to be an Indian in the US right now: YouTube star Vidya Vox
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) US-based YouTube star Vidya Vox says that, while growing up, she tried to shun her Indian heritage as she was often bullied in school. But she is now "100 per cent" proud of her roots and feels it is great to be an Indian in the US right now.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Diaspora,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Jones denies leaving film over Lasseter misconduct claims
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress-writer Rashida Jones has denied quitting "Toy Story 4" over unwanted advances from John Lasseter Pixar, co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tyrese Gibson proud to win custody of daughter
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Actor Tyrese Gibson is "proud" to have been awarded joint custody of his daughter after a bitter legal battle.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Self respect, dignity more important than success: Ishita Dutta
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Ishita Dutta, who will be seen in "Firangi", has never faced the casting couch so far in Bollywood, but she says she will never compromise on self respect and dignity to chase success.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Farhan wants his concert 'Lalkaar' to reach villages
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Actor Farhan Akhtar, who wants to spread awareness against gender violence through his concert 'Lalkaar', says that he wants to take this movement to villages and small cities.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Govinda wraps up first schedule of 'Fry Day'
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Veteran actor Govinda has wrapped up the first schedule of his upcoming film "Fry Day".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shatrughan Sinha questions Modi, Big B for silence on 'Padmavati'
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and megastar Amitabh Bachchan's silence over the "burning" issue of the film "Padmavati".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
OnePlus 5T: Stellar flagship killer worth every rupee (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) When it comes to the premium smartphone segment in India, Samsung and Apple rule the roost, with Google round the corner.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Technology,IANS Life
Foreigners in ISL can learn from Indians: Ex-Kerala coach Phelan
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Former Kerala Blasters coach Terry Phelan feels that foreign footballers in the Indian Super League (ISL) can learn a lot from Indian players both on and off the field.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,IANS Life
Suspects detained in German Christmas market terror plot
Berlin, Nov 22 (IANS) A possible terror plot on a Christmas market in Germany has been uncovered after six Syrian nationals were detained in raids by police, a German intelligence official said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Germany,Religion,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
First phase of UP civic bodies' polls begins
Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) Polling began on Wednesday to elect chairmen of local bodies in 24 districts of Uttar Pradesh, and the mayor of Agra along with 100 corporators, officials said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
IFFI, Indian Panorama must be beyond politics: Ruchi Narain
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Film director and screenplay writer Ruchi Narain, a jury member of the Indian Panorama of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IIFI), says negativity around the gala -- which celebrates diversity of cinema -- makes her upset. It should be beyond politics, she believes.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Google's plan to de-rank RT and Sputnik enrages Russia
San Francisco, Nov 22 (IANS) Google's plan to de-rank two Russian media outlets -- RT and Sputnik -- in its search results has prompted Moscow's telecom regulator to threaten retaliatory action against the search giant, media reported.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Media,Technology,Business/Economy
Misty Wednesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met Office said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Celebs raise voice against gender violence through concert
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) A group of young musicians including Armaan Malik, Sukriti-Akriti, Papon, Harshdeep Kaur, Salim-Suleiman along with Farhan Akhtar, Shah Rukh Khan and Shabana Azmi, gathered for music concert 'Lalkaar' to create awareness against gender violence.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Video footage shows N.Korean soldier defecting to South
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) The UN Command on Wednesday published several videos showing the escape of a North Korean defector who was shot at by his fellow soldiers while crossing the border to the South on November 13.
2017-11-22
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Students working overtime to build Apple iPhone X: Report
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) Struggling to meet the demand after production delays, Apple supplier Foxconn has reportedly employed thousands of students to assemble iPhone X who are being forced to work overtime, media reported.
2017-11-22
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Sub-zero temperatures in Kashmir, Leh coldest
Srinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) Night temperatures throughout the valley dropped below freezing point on Wednesday as Srinagar witnessed its coldest night of the season at minus two degrees Celsius.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Black bears come back from certain extinction in US' Nevada
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) After a gap for over 80 years, the black bear has returned to Nevada's Great Basin in the US through conservation with their population believed to be over 500, a new study said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Markets open on a higher note on Wednesday
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Hackers stole data of 57 mn Uber customers, drivers in 2016
San Francisco, Nov 22 (IANS) In a startling revelation, ride-hailing platform Uber has disclosed that two hackers "inappropriately accessed" in 2016 names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million customers and drivers, and the license numbers of around 600,000 drivers.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Disney Animation, Pixar chief on leave after sexual misconduct allegation
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) John Lasseter, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief, has announced he was taking a six-month leave of absence after sexual misconduct allegations.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New York truck attack suspect faces 22 charges
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) The US Attorney's office has announced that a grand jury has decided to charge the New York terror attack suspect with 22 counts after he killed eight persons on Halloween.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hyderabad getting decked up for Ivanka's visit
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) With less than a week left for Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), this Information Technology hub is getting decked up for the delegates from 150 countries, especially US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy dead at 67
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) David Cassidy, the former teenage heart-throb of 1970s TV show "The Partridge Family", has died at the age of 67, a statement said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Veteran journalist Charlie Rose fired over sexual harassment
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) CBS News and American public broadcaster PBS have fired Charlie Rose after eight women came forward accusing the veteran TV journalist of sexual harassment, a media report said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Momo Festival to start on December 16
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Momo lovers in the national capital can now go bonkers with 100 varities of the loved dish at the fourth edition of GoBuzzinga Momo Festival from December 16 to December 17.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rio lives in climate of lawlessness: Brazilian Attorney General
Brasilia, Nov 22 (IANS) Brazilian Attorney General Raquel Dodge has said the state of Rio de Janeiro lives in a climate of "land without law".
2017-11-22
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Oil prices rise ahead of OPEC meeting
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) Oil prices climbed on Tuesday as investors were awaiting the closely-watched OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) meeting next week, a media report said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trump doesn't rule out backing Moore
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump did not rule out backing the Senate candidacy of Republican Roy Moore, saying any option is better than the presence of another "liberal" in the upper house.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Greenpeace slams murders in Amazon region
Brasilia, Nov 22 (IANS) A group of Greenpeace activists demonstrated here to commemorate the people murdered in the Amazon region, according to the environmentalist organisation.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Comedy like my home ground: Delnaaz
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Delnaaz Irani, known for her perfect comic timing, says comedy comes naturally to her and it is like her home ground.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay sign memorandum for 2030 WC bid
Asuncion, Nov 22 (IANS) The governments and football federations of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay have signed a memorandum of understanding to file a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
US regulator to vote to rollback Obama's net neutrality rules
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) The US Federal Communications Commission has announced that it will vote next month to rollback rules adopted in 2015 that require Internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally, a media report said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
UN chief condemns suicide bombing in Nigeria
United Nations, Nov 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned a suicide bombing in Nigeria in which 50 people were killed.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Singer Khalid groped by fan in public
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Khalid has claimed that he was groped by a female fan when he went up to her to talk.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NATO blunder aims to provoke Turkey: Experts
Ankara, Nov 22 (IANS) The incident that has caused tensions between NATO and Turkey during an exercise in Norway last week was a "provocation" against an indispensable ally of the western world but actually snubbed because of contentious foreign policy decisions, experts said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security
Collapse of IS is defeat of US: Iran's top leader
Tehran, Nov 22 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the victory over the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria is a defeat of the US in the region, a media report said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Complicated NAFTA topics to take more rounds of talks: Mexico
Mexico City, Nov 22 (IANS) The negotiation of complicated topics in the updating of the NAFTA will take a number of more rounds of talks, said Mexico's negotiation team head Kenneth Smith.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Business/Economy
Lucky to have Manganiello as husband: Vergara
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Sofia Vergara says she considers herself lucky to have got husband Joe Manganiello as a reward.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iraqi PM to declare IS defeat after clearing Iraq's desert
Baghdad, Nov 22 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has vowed to declare the final defeat of Islamic State (IS) after the country's security forces eliminate the extremist militants from the desert, a media report said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sudanese President to pay official visit to Russia
Khartoum, Nov 22 (IANS) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will begin a four-day official visit to Russia in response to invitation by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, a media report said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Netanyahu, Putin discuss Syria in phone call
Jerusalem, Nov 22 (IANS) Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a telephonic conversation, a media report said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics
'Swag se swagat' made us struggle for nine months: Meghdeep Bose
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Composer-producer Meghdeep Bose, who has produced songs for Salman Khan starrer "Tiger Zinda Hai", says the track "Swag se swagat" was made after almost nine months of struggle.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two Art of Living members held in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) Two members of the Art of Living foundation were arrested in Meghalaya on charge of trying to meet outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council's (HNLC) leader in Bangladesh, police said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Failure has been the 'biggest asset' for me: Subhash Ghai
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says failure is a blessing in disguise as they make one push boundaries and perform better.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Power must be decentralised in Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF
Harare, Nov 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF would seek to decentralise power following the resignation of embattled President Robert Mugabe, a spokesman said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Selena Gomez's 'life-or-death' situation
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez says she faced a "life-or-death" situation prior to her kidney transplant earlier this year.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ups and downs are part of life: Shraddha Kapoor
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Shraddha Kapoor's last few releases, including "OK Jaanu", "Half Girlfriend" and "Haseena Parkar", failed to elicit expected response. But the actress is not worried about failure and says ups and downs are part of life.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US airstrike kills over 100 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) The airstrike carried out in coordination with Somali authorities left over 100 members of the al-Shabaab terrorist group dead, the US military said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Women are superior than men: SRK
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was present at the "Lalkaar" music concert to support the social campaign to eradicate violence against women, says women are superior to men and should be treated with equality.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Use apricot oil on nails, exfoliate hands weekly in winter
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) When the temperature drops, our skin gets drier. It's not just the hands that become dry but the nails too can become brittle. Usage of apricot oil on the nails and scrub your hands once a week as a routine, say experts.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengaluru-Mysuru double rail line opened for traffic
Bengaluru, Nov 22 (IANS) The 138-km double railway line between Bengaluru and Mysuru in southern Karnataka was opened for traffic, an official said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kohima Press Club condemns killing of Tripura journalist
Kohima, Nov 22 (IANS) The Kohima Press Club (KPC) has condemned the killing of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US Air Force pilot killed in Texas jet crash
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) One Air Force pilot died and another was injured after their plane crashed outside a military base in the US state of Texas, military officials said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
ONGC Videsh buys 15% stake in Namibian oil block
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)'s overseas arm ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) on Tuesday said it has acquired 15 per cent stake from UK's Tullow Oil in an oil block in Namibia.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nadda stresses industry, academia collaboration
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday called for promoting industry and academia collaboration for developing affordable medical products.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Dasmunsi's body cremated with state honours, thousands pay tributes
Kolkata/Kaliaganj, Nov 21 (IANS) Thousands of people, including leaders cutting across political lines, paid teary-eyed farewell to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, whose mortal remains were consigned to flames with state honours on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Review of draft medicinal plant policy on Wednesday
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Union Ministry of AYUSH will hold a review meeting to examine the draft of National Policy of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of India, said an official on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Clinical establishment act implementation must to check Fortis-type cases: DGHS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Jagdish Prasad on Tuesday said that cases similar to alleged overcharging by Gurugram's Fortis Hospital, can be prevented if all states implement the Clinical Establishment Act.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two held in Meghalaya for trying to meet banned outfit's members
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in Meghalaya on charge of trying to meet outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council's (HNLC) leader in Bangladesh, police said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bimal Gurung welcomes SC order, reveals plans to visit Delhi
Darjeeling, Nov 21 (IANS) Suspended GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Tuesday thanked the Supreme Court for restraining West Bengal Police from taking any "coercive action" against him for the next 15 days and said he is planning to visit Delhi within the given time frame.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
People think Gujaratis are clever, but we ain't for 22 years: Hardik
Ahmedabad, Nov 21 (IANS) PAAS leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday said Gujaratis were believed to be very clever but they have not been for last 22 years, adding that Patel agitation leaders had not sought tickets from any political party or wished to contest polls.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Waste management need of the hour: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said waste management is the "need of the hour" and stressed on maximising re-use and recycling.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Nagaland CM bats for Tourist Circuit for Northeast
Kohima/Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Tuesday called for creating a Tourist Circuit for northeast India in order to connect all festivals of the eight states in the region.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mobile apps improve mental health: Study
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Individuals suffering from mental health problems can strengthen their psychological well-being through mobile apps, a new study says.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Open defecation report doesn't reflect Swachh Bharat progress: Centre
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Union government on Tuesday said a recent report by Water Air that more than 732 million Indians defecate in the open or in unsafe/unhygienic toilets does not reflect the progress made under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
2017-11-21
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
SC nod to CCTV in courts, says nothing private
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said there is no need for privacy in courtrooms, favouring installation of CCTV cameras and audio recording of its proceedings, as it will be in larger public interest and security.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology
Gas agency manager robbed of Rs 3 lakh, shot dead
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A gas agency manager was shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants who snatched over Rs 3 lakh from him in west Delhi, police said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shraddha Kapoor gets youth icon tag at IFFI
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor on Tuesday was felicitated with Youth Icon of NextGen of Indian Cinema accolade at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EU defends Iran's nuclear activities, opposes renegotiation
Tehran, Nov 21 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday defended the peaceful nuclear activities of Iran and opposed renegotiating the nuclear agreement, signed in July 2015 between Tehran and six major powers, including the US.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
36 groups demand UN sitting on Rohingya crisis
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), with 35 other organisations, has called for a special session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the refugee crisis in Myanmar.
2017-11-21
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
After 37 years in power, Mugabe finally says 'I quit'
Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) Under fire from the public and military, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday resigned from the country's top post after 37 years, parliament Speaker Jacob Mudenda announced.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security
Compensation, jobs for families of those killed in Gorkhland agitation
Darjeeling, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced Rs two lakh compensation and jobs to kin of each person killed during the Gorkhaland agitation.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Protesting farmers reiterate demands, to resume agitation from Gujarat
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Thousands of farmers protested for the second consecutive day here on Tuesday regarding their demands and announced resumption of agitation in Gujarat, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for the assembly elections.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
CBI questions bus conductor's kin in Ryan murder case
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday questioned O.P. Chopra -- a relative of bus conductor Ashok Kumar who was arrested in the Pradhuman Thakur's murder in a Gurugram school -- for over eight hours vis-a-vis his audio clipping regarding the case.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Dabur India cuts prices by 9% to pass on GST benefits
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) FMCG major Dabur India on Tuesday said it has cut prices of existing stocks across categories such as shampoos, skin care and home care by 9 per cent as an act of passing on the benefits of the recent reduction in GST rates to the consumer.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bill to regulate private hospitals tabled in Karnataka assembly
Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 21 (IANS) A modified amendment Bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across Karnataka was introduced in the state legislative assembly here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Telecom regulator for removing cap on spectrum holding
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Trai on Tuesday recommended lifting the ceiling on spectrum held by mobile operators within a particular band and a 50 per cent limit on combined radiowave holding in efficient bands like 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SCI's offshore vessel sinks at Bombay High, no casualties
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) An offshore support vessel of the Shipping Corporation of India sank in the ONGC fields at Bombay High here on Tuesday evening. There are no casualties, official sources said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Neither backed 'Padmavati' ban nor those against it: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Rejecting suggestions of supporting a ban on the movie 'Padmavati', Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday decried attempts by some vested interests to misinterpret his statement on the issue.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi meme has BJP worked up, Youth Congress chief apologises
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A meme on official Twitter handle of the Indian Youth Congress online magazine 'Yuva Desh' targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi was dubbed "deplorable" by the BJP on Tuesday, with the Congress youth wing later apologising for it.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi-NCR air quality near 'severe' as stubble burning increases
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Tuesday due to an increase in stubble burning in neighboring Punjab and Haryana despite the green court's orders to the contrary.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Seven killed in road accident in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Nov 21 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and at least 12 others were injured when a bus collided head on with a pickup van in Bikaner district on Tuesday, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ankushita leads India's surge in women's Youth boxing Worlds
Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) Local favourite Ankushita Boro led the surge in the AIBA World women's Youth Boxing Championships as four other Indian pugilists also made it to the quarter-finals here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Nathuram Godse idol removed
Gwalior, Nov 21 (IANS) An idol of Nathuram Godse, installed here by the Hindu Mahasabha on November 15, was removed on Tuesday by the authorities, an official said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress replaces candidate for Botad seat
Gandinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Putting an end to the logjam over thecandidate from Botad in the Gujarat assembly elections, the Congress on Tuesday replaced Manhar Patel, an NCP defector, with D.M. Patel.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Don't judge film without seeing it: Subhash Ghai on 'Padmavati'
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood's 'showman' Subhash Ghai has extended support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, saying he is entitled to "cinematic liberty" and that it is wrong for his detractors to pass an opinion without seeing a film.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Compensation, job for families of those killed in Gorkhland agitation
Darjeeling, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced Rs two lakh compensation and a job for one member of the family of agitators who died during the recent Gorkhaland agitation.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Al Qaeda front's two militants among three held in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Three persons, including two suspected members of Bangladesh-based Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), were arrested on Tuesday from the Kolkata railway station, a police officer said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yes Bank raises $400 mn through twin loans
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Leading Indian private lender Yes Bank said on Tuesday it was raising $400 million (Rs 2,600 crore) through two syndicated loans from Taiwan and Japan.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mugabe steps down as Zimbabwe President after 37 years
Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) Under fire from the public and military, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday resigned from the country's top post after 37 years, international media reports said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security
Northeast of 2017 is much different: Arunachal CM
Imphal/Itanagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday said that northeast region in 2017 is much different from what was said and written about it 2-3 decades ago.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Business/Economy
Parliament's winter session will surely be held: Speaker
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Amid a war of words between the government and the opposition over Parliament's winter session, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Tuesday that it will "surely be held" but did not indicate the dates.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Shillong Lajong FC announce 2017-18 squad
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC on Tuesday announced their 24-man squad for the I-League 2017-18 season scheduled to get underway from November 25.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
MP's post brings out discontent within AIADMK
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The simmering discontentment within the unified AIADMK has come out in the open with Rajya Sabha Member V. Maitreyan posting a message on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Fukrey 2 preponed to Dec 8 amid Padmavati row
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) "Fukrey 2" was on Tuesday preponed to its original date of December 8 after "Padmavati" was removed from its December 1 release date.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cinema/Showbiz
Haryana orders probe on Fortis after girl's death (Third Lead)
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of Rs 18 lakh slapped on the family, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a senior officer will investigate the case.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Congress, BJP spar over Parliament session (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP attacked each other over the winter session of Parliament with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being described as Lord Brahma, who kept to himself everything, even as the opposition party accused the government of trying to avoid being exposed over embarrassing issues ahead of the Gujarat elections.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
88 women have applied for Haj without 'mehram': Minister
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) In less than a week after procedure for Haj 2018 started, 88 women have applied to go on the pilgrimage without a "mehram" or male guardian, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Tiger poacher convicted, sentenced to three-year jail
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Notorious tiger poacher Bhima was on Tuesday convicted and awarded three-year imprisonment in a 2012 case by an environment court in Faridabad in neighbouring Haryana, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Teenage suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria
Abuja, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed by a teenage suicide bomber who blew himself up during morning prayers in a crowded mosque in Nigeria's Mubi town.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Terrorism
Paddy straw-based power plant technology introduced
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Punjab -based Sampurn Agri Ventures (SAVPL) has introduced a biogas-based power plant operating on paddy straw, thus making available an alternative to straw-burning that is said to be a major contributor to high smog levels in Delhi.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
EC told to hold R.K.Nagar by-election by Dec 31
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Election Commission to hold the by-election to the Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency here by December 31.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Seems Congress leaders have no engagements in Gujarat: Naqvi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking a dig at the Congress, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that going by the Congress persistent demand for holding the winter session of parliament, it seemed to him that its leaders have "no engagements" in the Gujarat assembly elections.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League 2017-18 season launched
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The 11th edition of I-League, India's premeier football league, was launched here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
President calls Manipur sports capital of India
Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday inaugurated a 10-day Sangai tourism festival in Imphal and said "nobody can forget the magnificent Mary Kom who has done India proud on several occasions".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Sports
This device could power homes, cars with clean hydrogen
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel two-in-one device that uses solar energy to not only make hydrogen cars affordable, but also has the potential to power homes with hydrogen -- known as the cleanest fuel.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Criminal escapes after gunfight in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A criminal wanted for murder in Punjab escaped while two others were arrested after a gunfight with the police here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Chennai City, Gokulam F.C shift home venue
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) I-League clubs Chennai City and Gokulam F.C have announced changes in their respective home venues from the upcoming season scheduled to get underway from November 25.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Government keen to bring anti-triple talaq bill in winter session
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is planning to bring a bill in the winter session of Parliament banning "triple talaq" (instant divorce), government sources said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Golfer Gaurika favourite to clinch Hero WPG 15th leg
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) Gurugram golfer Gaurika Bishnoi, who held the spotlight on the first two days of the just-concluded Hero Women's Indian Open, will be a strong favourite to add to her sole title in the 2017 Hero WPG Tour which assembles again for the 15th leg at the Palms Golf Club and Resort here on Wednesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Accommodation of dates a tradition: BJP on Winter Session
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday ridiculed the Congress' charge as "chorus of baseless allegations" that the government is deliberately delaying the Winter Session of Parliament, saying accommodation of dates between an election campaign and the session is an established tradition in Indian polity.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL GC buys time to finalise roadmap
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Rajeev Shukla on Tuesday said the Governing Council will take a fortnight to finalise the roadmap for the next edition of the cash-rich league but refrained from revealing any information on a meeting with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) here.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
19 killed in Iraq car bombing
Baghdad, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed and more than 24 wounded in a car bomb explosion at a crowded marketplace in Iraq on Tuesday, an official said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism
India Inc's M&A deal value dips 55% in July-Sep
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) India Inc's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity slowed by almost 55 per cent to $6.2 billion during the July-September quarter of 2017 (3Q17), a report said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Barcelona aim to seal R16 spot, Atletico look to stay alive in CL
Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona both have vital Champions League matches on Wednesday, but while the latter's European future is very much in their hands, Atletico need to win and hope that results elsewhere go their way.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Woman cop helps in arrest of rapist's arrest
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) An absconding man's planned randezvous with a woman whom he met on a social networking site did not end as he had expected, as the kidnapping-rape accused walked into a trap laid by Delhi Police with the help of a woman Constable.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Sharad Yadav's JD-U faction move HC against EC
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Gujarat legislator Chottubhai Vasava, acting President of Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal (United), on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Election Commission order of granting the party's "arrow" symbol to the faction led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Defence Ministry to encourage wearing armed forces flag
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Aimed at collecting more Armed Forces Flag Day fund this year, the Defence Ministry is planning to launch a social media campaign to encourage people to wear armed forces flag, a informed ministry sources said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Constitution doesn't envisage Delhi as a state, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that Delhi can never be considered as a State as the Indian Constitution never envisaged such a status for it and doing so would lead to an "inevitable chaos".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IFFI Director refuses to comment on 'S Durga'
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Director Sunit Tandon on Tuesday refused to comment on the Kerala High Court's direction to screen Malayalam film "S Durga" at the ongoing 48th IFFI, saying it would not be appropriate for him to do so.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Biopic soon on rasogolla's inventor
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) A biopic on celebrated sweetmaker Nobin Chandra Das, regarded as the inventor of rasogolla, is in the works, its makers said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Assam forum condemns scribe'a killing in Tripura
Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) The Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) on Tuesday strongly condemned the murder of a journalist in Tripura and urged Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to take serious note of the incident.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper, anger in northeast
Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) A journalist was gunned down on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in western Tripura, raising political tensions and triggering widespread anger.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian basket of crude over $60/barrel, excise cuts coming?
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) With crude oil going above $60 a barrel and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) expected to extend ouput cuts later this month, the Indian government faces a difficult decision to renew the excise reduction on transport fuels in this election season.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Extortion case: Charge-sheet filed against Iqbal Kaskar, Chhota Shakeel
Thane (Maharashtra), Nov 21 (IANS) The police on Tuesday filed its charge-sheet against Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, brother of absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, in the extortion case of a Thane builder, an official said here.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Goa youth failed to match expectations for U-17 World Cup: Churchill coach
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Churchill Brothers head coach Alfred Fernandes on Tuesday claimed Goa has immense football talents but they probably failed to match the expectations to represent India in the just-concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
ISL: Popovic's Pune hope to keep Dynamos quiet
Pune, Nov 21 (IANS) In their six encounters in the Indian Super League (ISL) history, FC Pune City have managed to defeat Delhi Dynamos only once. So, when the two teams meet again on Wednesday night in their ISL four season opener at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here, FC Pune City's new head coach Ranko Popovic will be hoping to do one better.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
BSP candidate deposits Rs 5,000 -- in coins
Navsari, Nov 21 (IANS) A Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) candidate from Navsari constituency in Gujarat has deposited Rs 5,000 in coins for the state assembly elections.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Bus conductor granted bail in Ryan murder case
Gurugram, Nov 21 (IANS) A Haryana court on Tuesday granted bail to bus conductor Ashok Kumar, 42, arrested by Haryana Police for allegedly killing Class II student Pradhuman Thakur of Ryan International School in Bhondsi.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Pradhuman murder: HC grants conditional bail to Pintos
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday granted bail to the Pinto family, owners and trustees of Ryan International School, in the matter related to the murder of seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur at the Gurugram branch of the school.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
ICJ election: India appreciates Britain's decision to withdraw candidate
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India on Tuesday lauded Britain for its decision to withdraw its candidate, which led to the re-election of Justice Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi air quality may worsen: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday said the city's air quality may worsen and directed to continue measures to impound and shut down visibly polluting vehicles and factories.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Zimbabwe ministers snub Mugabe, miss cabinet meeting
Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) A routine meeting that had been called by President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday failed to take place after cabinet ministers snubbed the call to attend it.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Horasis to organise first Asia meet in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Switzerland-based international think-tank Horasis is going to hold its first Asia meet in India at Kolkata. The two-day meet, starting from November 26, is expected to be attended by over 350 Asian business leaders from 65 countries.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
N-energy part of green energy balance: IAEA
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) Nuclear energy is not the opposite of the green and renewable energy and there is space for both in the global energy mix, a senior IAEA official said here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab factory collapse toll 11, CM orders probe
Ludhiana, Nov 21 (IANS) The death toll in the building collapse of a plastic factory in this Punjab city has risen to 11 and some people are still feared trapped under the debris, Punjab government officials said here.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not looking for huge funds in next Budget: Railways Minister
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Railways does not need huge funds in the next Union Budget as it will focus on monetising its own assets.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Haryana orders probe on Fortis after girl's death
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of Rs 18 lakh slapped on the family, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a senior officer will investigate the case.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Singapore offers J&K help in 'critical areas': Drabu
Jammu, Nov 21 (IANS) The Singapore government has offered technical support to Jammu and Kashmir for skill, riverfront development and water management, a minister said here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Odisha to seek GI tag for 'Jagannath Rasagola'
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to apply for Geographical Indication (GI) tag for 'Jagannath Rasagola' instead of 'Odishara Rasagola', said an official on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
FIFA bans 3 officials for life
Zurich, Nov 21 (IANS) Three football officials have been banned by world football's governing body FIFA for life for taking bribes, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Al Qaeda front's two militants among three held in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Three persons, including two suspected members of Bangladesh-based Islamiist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), were arrested on Tuesday from the Kolkata railway station, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Football legends to be present at World Cup final draw
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) Football legends, including Diego Maradona, Brazil's Cafu and Italy's Fabio Cannavaro will be draw assistants at the final draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup set for December 1 in Moscow, FIFA said in a statement on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Bihar teachers asked to 'monitor' open defecation, up in arms
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) A Bihar government directive to school teachers to "monitor" open defecation in their areas has raised a stink, with affected staff up in arms over the order which they dubbed as "against teachers' dignity".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Millennial voters to be enrolled for 2018 Meghalaya polls
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Election Department is targeting to register millennial voters and has sought the cooperation of political parties in the enrolment of more voters ahead of the 2018 assembly polls, an official said here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Oxygen rise 400 mn years ago linked to spike in biodiversity: Study
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) A rapid rise in the oxygen levels over 400 million years ago may have provided a three-fold increase in biodiversity, new research has claimed.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
I stand by 'Padmavati', Bhansali: Ranveer Singh
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, one of the three lead actors of "Padmavati", on Tuesday said he stands by the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali "200 per cent" amidst the ongoing controversy over its alleged content.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata condemns killing of Tripura journalist
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the "brutal killing" of journalist Sudip Dutta Bhowmik in Tripura.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi court summons BJP MLA in defamation case
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday issued summons to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa in a defamation case filed by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MEPA, Shillong Press Club condemn killing of Tripura journalist
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Editors' and Publishers' Association (MEPA) and the Shillong Press Club on Tuesday condemned the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana's two-fold hike in aid to WW II veterans
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Haryana government on Tuesday announced an over two-fold increase in financial assistance given to World War II veterans and their widows.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Chouhan should apologise for banning Padmavati: Rajesh Joshi (IANS Interview)
Bhopal, Nov 21 (IANS) Award winning poet and author of the verse anthology 'Do Panktiyon Ke Beech' (Between Two Lines) Rajesh Joshi has questioned the Madhya Pradesh government's decision to ban the movie "Padmavati" and has demanded an aplogy from the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his attack on the freedom of expression.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,IANS Life
I have 100 stories: Natalie Portman on sexual harassment
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman says she has "100 stories" of sexual misconduct and harassment against her in Hollywood.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I like accepting challenges: Ulka Gupta (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Ulka Gupta, known for her roles in mythological and historical shows like "Jhansi Ki Rani", "Veer Shivaji" and "Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev", says she likes accepting challenges.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
IAF chief reviews security scenario in Northeast
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Tuesday reviewed the security scenario in the northeast with commanders from the Eastern Air Command.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Delhi court suggests removing Hanuman statue
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday made a suggestion to authorities to consider lifting an 108-foot Lord Hanuman statue in central Delhi to remove encroachment around it.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Screen 'S Durga' at IFFI, says Kerala HC
Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed that Malayalam film "S Durga" be screened at the ongoing 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa -- a decision the movie's team and film fraternity members immediately hailed.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Two-day police remand for retired IAS officer in rape case
Jaipur, Nov 21 (IANS) A court here has sent a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer accused of raping a 23-year-old girl to two days' police remand, a police official said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Threats to Bhansali, Deepika wrong: Adityanath
Gorakhpur, Nov 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said those who have threatened "Padmavati" director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone are wrong.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Soldier, three militants killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) A soldier and three Pakistani militants were killed on Tuesday in two separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
'Flowing' water on Mars may be sand and dust: Study
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Dark features earlier proposed as evidence of liquid water flowing on Mars may actually be granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, says a study.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Dalai Lama gets 'KISS Humanitarian Award'
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was honoured with the 10th KISS Humanitarian Award at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Education
East Bengal focused on bright start in I-League (IANS interview)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) East Bengal head coach Khalid Jamil said on Tuesday his side will go step by step in the I-League 2017-18 edition and at the moment the focus is on getting a good start.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,IANS Life
Will decide dates of winter session soon: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Tuesday hit out at the Congress for targeting the government over delay in convening the winter session of Parliament and said that the dates would be decided soon.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shehbaz seeks help from Amarinder to fight pollution
Lahore, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has invited Indian Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to enter a regional cooperation agreement to tackle the issue of smog and environmental pollution.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Only 'Brahma' Modi knows about date of House session: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday alleged that the government is delaying the winter session of Parliament to avoid questions from the opposition on issues like unemployment, corruption, GST and allegations against Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, which could expose them in the Gujarat polls.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Right to freedom should be protected: 'S Durga' actor
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) "S Durga" actor Kannan Nair is happy the movie will be screened at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). He says a lesson learnt is that the right to freedom needs to be protected.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Company Secretaries in India cross 52,000-mark
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) The number of Company Secretaries in India has crossed the 52,000-mark and more than four lakh students are aspiring to be one.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Syria military operation 'wrapping up', Putin tells Assad
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) Military operations against terrorists in Syria are coming to an end, with the focus shifting to a search for a political solution, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said as he hosted his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Sochi.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Restrain kids from outdoor activities: Delhi government
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday appealed to all parents to restrain their children from taking part in outdoor activities due to severe air pollution.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Grenade blast near girls school in Bengal creates panic
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Panic prevailed in a girls school in West Bengal after a grenade that was being defused in a nearby police station exploded, settling off a melee in which some students were injured, none seriously, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Himachal officer in judicial custody over custodial death
Shimla, Nov 21 (IANS) A CBI court on Tuesday sent Superintendent of Police D.W. Negi, arrested for the custodial death of an accused in the gang-rape and murder of a school girl, to judicial custody for three days.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JNU student case: CBI plea seeking lie detection test dismissed
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A court on Tuesday rejected the CBI's plea seeking consent for lie detection test of nine students in connection with the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Jharkhand ex-CS's sentencing in fodder scam case deferred to Wednesday
Ranchi, Nov 21 (IANS) Former Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty's sentencing in a fodder scam case was deferred by a day on Tuesday as judicial work in the district courts was suspended due to the death of a former Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India has brilliant talent, but they get no chance: Majidi
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) India's film industry should ensure that the country's young talent is not stifled, renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi said here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz
50 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing
Abuja, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed when a teenage suicide bomber blew up his vest packed with explosives in a crowded mosque in Nigeria's Mubi town, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Nigeria,Religion,Terrorism
Money-minded people spend more time on Facebook
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Materialistic people are likely to have significantly more friends than people who are less interested in possessions and they are also likely to use social media more frequently and intensely, says a study.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Government keen to bring anti-triple talaq bill in winter session
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is planning to bring a bill in the winter session of Parliament banning "triple talaq" (instant divorce), government sources said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aditya Chopra the only person I don't lie to: Karan Johar
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has been in the industry for around two decades, says the only person he doesn't lie to is filmmaker Aditya Chopra.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Love hormone' makes dogs perceive angry humans less threatening
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Dogs under the influence of "love hormone" oxytocin perceive smiling human faces as more appealing and angry faces as less threatening, a study has found.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife
Bus conductor gets bail in Ryan murder case
Gurugram, Nov 21 (IANS) A sessions court here on Tuesday granted bail to bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was arrested by the Haryana Police on the charge of killing Class two student Pradhuman Thakur.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Healthcare stocks, strong rupee lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Continuing with gains for the fourth consecutive session, key Indian equity indices on Tuesday closed on a higher note due to strong buying witnessed in stocks of healthcare majors like Dr. Reddy's Lab, Sun Pharma, Cipla and Lupin, as well as a strong rupee.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Manushi follows holistic beauty regime, says skincare expert
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is a hardworking girl and diligently follows a holistic beauty regime, says Amit Karkhanis, her official skincare expert.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Proud of Sanal for believing in 'S Durga': Apurva Asrani
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Film writer and editor Apurva Asrani on Tuesday said he is proud that filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan believed in his movie "S Durga" and fought for justice in having it screened at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Warner plays down injury scare ahead of Ashes opener
Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) Ahead of the Ashes opener on Thursday, Australia received an injury scare when vice-captain David Warner twinged his neck while taking a high catch on the Gabba outfield before leaving the playing area.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Mahmud likely to take over as interim Bangladesh head coach
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan has hinted that former skipper Khaled Mahmud may step in as the new head coach on an interim basis if the board fails to hire a foreign coach till the ODI tri-series at home in January.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Psychoactive drug use may up death risk in Alzheimer's patients
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Benzodiazepine -- a class of psychoactive drugs -- used as first-line treatment of anxiety, agitation and insomnia among persons with Alzheimer's disease, may increase their risk of death by 40 per cent, warns a study.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Hackathon grand finale kicks off ahead of GCCS 2017
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The two-day curtain raiser leading to the the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017 this week kicked off on Tuesday with a 36-hour challenge in the grand finale of the "Global Cyber Challenge".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
President underlines development of northeastern states
Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday underlined the need for the overall development of the northeastern states and said the region's connectivity with the outside world through air and waterways will be improved.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Pakistani graft court declares Finance Minister an absconder
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was declared an absconder by an accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday in a corruption reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
2017-11-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian, S.Korean team recycles onion peels into nanogenerators
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Chopping onions makes you cry but now, thanks to scientists from India and South Korea, recycled onion skin waste offers reason to cheer for the green energy-powered smart devices sector.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
RIL raises $800 mn through 10-year bonds at lowest rate
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Tuesday said it has raised $800 million by selling 10-year bonds in the first offering since Moody's last week raised India's sovereign rating after 14 years.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Padmavati' row: Haryana BJP leader booked for offering bounty
Gurugram, Nov 21 (IANS) A Haryana BJP leader was booked on Tuesday for threatening to behead Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone over their movie "Padmavati" and for standing firm by his announcement of a Rs 10 crore reward for it.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exotel, CleverTap to provide better SMS marketing solutions
Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Mobile analytics and user engagement platform CleverTap on Tuesday joined hands with cloud telephony solution provider Exotel to help businesses run personalised SMS marketing campaigns.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Stokes let down a lot of people, feels Warner
Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) Australia vice-captain David Warner has slammed suspended English all-rounder Ben Stokes for "letting a lot of people down" with his behaviour outside a nightclub in Bristol in September.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Slow pace in old age may indicate heart diseases
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Are you facing difficulty in taking rapid steps? Beware, it may indicate the risk of chronic heart illness.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Recognition of Bangabandhu's March 7 speech to be celebrated
Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi diplomatic missions the world over will observe the recognition of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's March 7 speech by the Unesco through various events on November 25.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
State Street opens centre of excellence in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) State Street Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, on Tuesday announced the opening of a new centre of excellence in Hyderabad and expanding its facility in Bengaluru.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Will phase out diesel locomotive in five years: Goyal
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Coal and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will completely phase out diesel locomotives in the next five years and will switch to electric locomotives with the focus on increasing speed.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Infants start understanding words at 6 months: Study
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) New parents must be having difficulty in handling the wails and tantrums of their babies at any hour of the day. But do you know that your baby has a proper understanding of what you want to convey?
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I-League 2017-18 season launched
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The 11th edition of I-League, India's premeier football league, was launched here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Myanmar, Bangladesh to meet on Rohingya crisis
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 21 (IANS) Myanmar and Bangladesh will hold a ministerial meeting on the humanitarian crisis faced by thousands of Rohingya refugees, according to an announcement on Tuesday at the conclusion of the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Arunachal Governor flags off Indo-Bhutan friendship car rally
Itanagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) on Tuesday flagged off the second edition of the Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally at Itanagar.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Saqib working with Salman's trainer for 'Race 3'
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Saqib Saleem says he is training with superstar Salman Khan's trainer Rakesh Udiyar for his upcoming film "Race 3".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
We'll set up more manufacturing units in India: Xiaomi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) After sharing the top slot for the first time with South Korean tech giant Samsung in the Indian smartphone market, Xiaomi on Tuesday said it is geared up to take "Make in India" to the next level by setting up more manufacturing units across the country from next year.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Dera chief's aide gets five-day police remand
Panchkula (Haryana), Nov 21 (IANS) A court in Panchkula town sent Pawan Insan, a close aide of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to five days police remand on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apparel exporters losing competitiveness by 9%
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Apparel exporters are losing competitiveness by around 9 per cent in export markets after the implementation of GST and want a higher reimbursement of central and state levies to stall the continuing decline in exports.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
US scientists find new possibility to cure leukemia
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) A group of American scientists has found a new possibility to cure leukemia, a deadly disease that strikes patients as young as seven.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
US conducts airstrikes on Afghan opium labs
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The US has conducted a series of airstrikes targeting opium processing labs in Afghanistan as part of a campaign targeting the Talibans $200 million-a-year drug trade.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
DRI to appeal dismissal of show-cause notice in Adani case
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has said it still has time to appeal against the dismissal of the show-cause notice it served on the Adani Group for allegedly over-invoicing imports to the tune of around Rs 5,000 crore ($770 million).
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
How breastmilk helps combat food allergies in newborns
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Breastmilk of nursing mothers who eat foods that commonly cause allergy, such as milk, eggs, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish during pregnancy can help protect newborns from developing food allergies, suggests a new research.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ashes: Stokes hits back at Hayden's dig at England squad
Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) The pre-Ashes banter continued to hit the headlines with suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes taking a dig at former Australia opener Matthew Hayden's comments on the rookie English batting in the run-up to the first Test at the Gabba here from Thursday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
SBI biggest bank by volume of SMSes: Report
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) is the biggest bank by volume of SMSes, with 30 per cent of Truecaller users using it, followed by HDFC at 14 per cent and ICICI at 13 percent, a new report claimed on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kohli jumps to 5th spot in Test rankings for batsmen
Dubai, Nov 21 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli replaced Australian opener David Warner to grab the fifth spot in the rankings for Test batsmen, while Ravindra Jadeja has slipped to the third position in the bowlers' chart, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Equity indices close higher, healthcare stocks boost sentiments
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday provisionally closed on a higher note with strong buying witnessed in stocks of healthcare majors like Dr. Reddy's Lab, Sun Pharma, Cipla and Lupin.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
30 killed in Nigeria suicide blast
Abuja, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bombing inside a mosque in Nigeria, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Nigeria,Religion,Terrorism
Oscar winner wants India to ban elephant rides
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Moved by a photograph showing an Indian elephant and her baby desperately trying to outrun flaming projectiles being thrown at them by a mob, Academy Award winning actress Anjelica Huston has urged India's tourism ministry to ban elephant rides.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper
Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) A journalist was shot dead on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in Bodhjung Nagar in Tripura, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arjun Kanungo unveils audio of 'Gallan tipsiyaan'
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) "Baaki baatein peene baad" hitmaker Arjun Kanungo on Tuesday released the audio of a party number titled "Gallan tipsiyaan".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Garmin India unveils new activity tracker at Rs 24,990
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Garmin India, a unit of global satellite navigation leader Garmin Ltd, on Tuesday launched a new multi-fit activity tracker at Rs 24,990.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Sports,Technology
Amitabh Bachchan to participate in 26/11 memorial event
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is preparing to participate in an event to mark the 26/11 terror attacks.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
5 arrested after gunfight in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The police on Tuesday exchanged fire with a group of criminals here during a raid conducted jointly with the Punjab police to apprehend a wanted criminal from the state.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hazare plans new campaign, solicits people's participation
Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Nov 21 (IANS) Blaming the Modi government for failing to take steps to prevent corruption, veteran activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday announced plans for a new anti-graft campaign for which he sought public participation.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ever shifting goalposts: Modi ministers and post-truth politics
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Whether it is Aadhaar or demonetisation, ministers in the Modi government keep shifting the goalposts whenever they hit a roadblock, says Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Derek OBrien.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Kovind in Manipur amid general strike
Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Tuesday amid a shutdown called by insurgents that crippled life across Manipur.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Screen 'S Durga' at IFFI, says Kerala HC
Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) A single bench of the Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed that Malayalam film "S Durga" be screened at the ongoing 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Kerala HC allows actor Dileep to travel abroad
Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday permitted Malayalam superstar Dileep, currently out on bail in a case involving kidnapping and sexual assault of an actress in February, to travel to Dubai.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IT department to challenge ITAT order favouring Tatas
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Income Tax (IT) authorities are expected to challenge a recent order of the IT Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) here that dismissed a bid to tax the Tatas on capital gains of around Rs 1 lakh crore from the 2006 sale of Idea Cellular shares by a Mauritius subsidiary of the group.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Honda Cars to close FY18 with 17% volume growth
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) Car maker Honda Cars India Ltd hopes to close this fiscal with 17 per cent growth in volumes sales and will launch six models over the next three years, said a senior official.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Thousands pay last respects to Dasmunsi
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Thousands of grief stricken people and leaders cutting across political lines turned up on Tuesday to bid adieu to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who died in a Delhi hospital on Monday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Padmavati' protests much ado about nothing? (Column: Active Voice)
It's that time of the year again when our sentiments are hurt, and it is acceptable to temporarily suspend liberal democracy because of it. The latest victim of the now-ubiquitous tyranny of hurt sentiments has been Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati", which has been accused of twisting historical "facts". After a series of unfortunate events over the last week pertaining to the movie, which involved a couple of death threats, its makers have been left with no option but to "voluntarily defer" the release date.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary,Human Interest/Society
Vijender to take on Fielding next year
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian pro boxing ace Vijender Singh will take on British and Commonwealth Super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding, who will defend his newly acquired title on March 30, 2018, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Sri Lankan PM prays at Mookambika temple in Karnataka
Kollur (Karnataka), Nov 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday offered prayers at the Mookambika temple in Udupi district in Karnatka, an official said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites
Beijing, Nov 21 (IANS) China launched three remote sensing satellites on Tuesday designed to improve observation capability to promote commercial use for the remote sensing industry, authorities said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
Zimbabwe ex-VP urges Mugabe to resign
Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) Zimbabwe's former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking led to last week's Army takeover, on Tuesday urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security
Bodies of three children found in Haryana
Panchkula (Haryana), Nov 21 (IANS) The Haryana Police on Tuesday questioned the father and uncle of three minor children whose bodies were found in the Morni hills area of Panchkula district, adjoining Chandigarh.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Myanmar imposing apartheid system on Rohingyas: Amnesty
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 21 (IANS) Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Myanmar of imposing a system of apartheid on the Rohingya Muslim minority, saying that an institutionalised system of discrimination constitutes a crime against humanity.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IFFI's Indian Panorama begins with many a fumble
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Quite unexpectedly, there were no protests over the controversial exclusion of two films from the 48th IFFI's Indian Panorama at its inauguration by evergreen actress Sridevi here on Tuesday, but the event itself saw many a fumble.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Microsoft India cybersecurity centre empowers 126 organisations
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Microsoft India on Tuesday said its "Cybersecurity Engagement Centre" in New Delhi has reached out to 126 organisations in a year, empowering them with information and techniques to secure critical information infrastructure and help reduce malware and digital risk in the country.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Calls to boycott IFFI 'madness', says Rahul Rawail
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Rahul Rawail, who is the acting jury head of the Indian Panorama section of the 48th IFFI after Sujoy Ghosh resigned in the wake of the exclusion of two jury-suggested films in the final list, says calls to boycott the movie gala is "madness".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
'Brij Mohan Amar Rahe' inspired by bizarre case in Haryana: Director
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Upcoming film "Brij Mohan Amar Rahe" is inspired by a bizarre case that took place in Haryana, says its director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government avoiding Parliament due to Gujarat polls: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday alleged the government is deliberately delaying the winter session of Parliament to avoid questions from the opposition benches which can hamper its prospects in the Gujarat assembly polls.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Huge victory for India as Justice Bhandari re-elected to ICJ
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) In a major diplomatic victory for India, Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Fashion Capsule exhibition back with another edition
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Mallika Jain is back with yet another edition of Fashion Capsule, a one day winter themed fashion exhibition that will have see participation of many designers and brands.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Widows of gallantry award winners to get allowance even after remarriage
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that widows of gallantry award winners will continue to get their allowance even after remarriage. Till now, the allowance would only contiue if a widow remarried her brother-in-law.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Legendary volleyball coach could be next governor of Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS) Bernardo "Bernardinho" Rezende, who was the world's most successful volleyball coach ever and the winner of six Olympic medals, admitted that he is contemplating running for governor of Rio de Janeiro state and is not afraid to tackle this difficult challenge.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Other Sports
Hyderabad Airport installs waste recycling machines
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has become the first airport in the country to commence installing waste recycling machines as a pilot project.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India needs over $200 bn of investment in renewable infrastructure
Bonn, Nov 21 (IANS) India is on track to catalyse $200-300 billion of new investment in its renewable energy infrastructure in the next decade with global capital inflows playing an increasingly crucial role, a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute foresees.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
First known interstellar asteroid is cigar-shaped 'oddball'
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) An interstellar asteroid that was first found passing through our solar system in mid-October is a cigar-shaped object which is quite unlike asteroids seen in our solar system, new research has found.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Struggling Eibar thrash Betis 5-0 in La Liga
Eibar (Spain), Nov 21 (IANS) Eibar broke their seven-match winless streak with a 5-0 rout of Real Betis, as the home side nearly equalled their scoring total for the previous 11 La Liga football games.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sad I'm an Indian living in India: Actor Rohit Roy
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) The atmosphere of "intolerance" and "barbaric" statements on "beheading" of filmmakers and actors has upset Rohit Roy, who says he is frustrated about being an Indian living in India.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Pakistan arrests 16 foreigners for illegal border crossing
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Sixteen foreigners were arrested in Pakistan's Balochistan province for illegally trying to cross the country's border into Iran, authorities said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beijing Guoan midfielder Ralf on Corinthians radar
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS) Newly crowned Brazilian Serie A champions Corinthians could make an offer to re-sign Beijing Guoan midfielder Ralf next season, according to the Sao Paulo football club's coach Fabio Carille.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Chapecoense crash survivor Follmann eyes Paralympics
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS) Chapecoense air crash survivor Jackson Follmann has revealed a desire to compete in the Paralympics as a swimmer.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football,Other Sports
Global cues, healthcare stocks propel equity indices
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Positive Asian markets, coupled with strong buying in stocks of healthcare majors like Dr. Reddy's Lab, Sun Pharma, Cipla and Lupin, propelled the key Indian equity indices during the mid-afternoon trade session on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Seth Meyers may host Golden Globes
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Popular TV host Seth Meyers is in final talks to host the upcoming 75th Golden Globe Awards.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amiens crush Lille in rescheduled Ligue 1 match
Paris, Nov 21 (IANS) Amiens showed determination to bounce back in their 3-0 home victory over Lille in a rescheduled 8th round of action in the Ligue 1 football championship.
2017-11-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Nadda seeks report from Fortis after girl's death
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Calling the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital unfortunate, Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said the government had sought a detailed report from the hospital.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SRK matches Kailash Kher 'jungli' dance at IFFI
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Singer-composer Kailash Kher says it was unbelievable for him to see that superstar Shah Rukh Khan matched his "jungli and aghori" dance at the ongoing 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tapping emotions key to delivering customer experiences in India: Forrester
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) As enterprises in India become more conscious about delivering better customer experiences, brands should now create a clear vision of the exact differentiated experience and then work towards making it a reality, Forrester said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Navy's remotely piloted aircraft crashes
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy crashed while taking off from the Kochi Naval Base, an officer said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Serial entrepreneur acquires Canada-based Pulsus
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Serial entrepreneur Dr. Srinubabu has acquired Canada-based scientific medical informatics Pulsus Group Inc, foraying into the big scientific, medical informatics market worldwide.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Trump administration ends temporary protection for Haitians
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump's administration has announced that it was ending a humanitarian programme that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the US since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, media reports said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Putin meets Assad to discuss Syria war
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Syrian counterpart Bashar-al-Assad to discuss the war in Syria, the Kremlin said in on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Adam Fields accused of sexual harassment
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Hollywood executive and producer Adam Fields has been accused of sexually harassing several women when he was a part of Relativity Media from 2010 to 2016.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Give your old sneakers a pretty makeover
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Are you tired of monochromes? Inject some quirky designs and beautiful hues to your comfy untouched pair of kicks and brighten up the otherwise dull dance floor this party season.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jennifer Garner not interested in dating
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner says she is not interested in dating anyone right now following her split from actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck over two years ago.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood