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Congress leaders to meet on Monday to discuss organisational issues
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament, Congress general secretaries and state in-charges will meet on Monday to discuss important organisational issues in the absence of party interim chief Sonia Gandhi and former party President Rahul Gandhi.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rayudu, du Plessis 50s help CSK beat MI in IPL opener
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS) Half-centuries from Ambati Rayudu (71) and Faf du Plessis (58 not out), coupled with a blistering six-ball cameo from Sam Curran (18), helped last year's runners-up Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI) by five wickets in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
LS passes Bill to decriminalise small offences, promote ease of doing business
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Saturday unanimously passed a Bill which has the provisions to promote ease of doing business and ease of living for corporates in India and decriminalisation provision for firms indulging in small offences.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Andhra transport department to re-tender 13 projects for transparency
Amaravati, Sep 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh transport department will call for fresh tenders of 13 projects in a bid to demonstrate crystal clear transparency in governance.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
UK to give refuge to more Afghan translators who helped British troops
London, Sep 19 (IANS) The Afghan interpreters who risked their lives for British troops in Afghanistan will now be able to relocate to the United Kingdom, following the government's decision to expand the relocation scheme.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Doubts raised on transparency of 2 PM funds; LS passes Taxation Bill
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Saturday passed Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020 amid counter allegations levelled by both the BJP and the Congress members on their top party leadership.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Two foreigners held for drug peddling
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Continuing its battle to make drug free Bengaluru, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Saturday arrested two African nationals from here, for allegedly possessing ecstasy tablets, LSD strips and a weighing machine.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K govt amends grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules 2020
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has introduced amendment in the grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020, authorising Naib Tehsildar in addition to Tehsidar to issue certificates to PCR holders and their children.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Payal Ghosh levels #metoo allegation against Anurag Kashyap
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Upcoming Bollywood actress Payal Ghosh has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centre mulls closure of PSUs up for sale on case-to-case basis
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Union government may consider the closure of central public sector units (PSUs) even if they have been approved for strategic disinvestment on a case-to-case basis.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Recoveries exceed new Covid cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) With 10,815 patients discharged, recoveries were more than 8,364 new Covid cases, while 114 succumbed to the virus across Karnataka on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Emilia Romagna MotoGP: 2nd consecutive Misano pole for Vinales
Misano Adriatico (Italy), Sep 19 (IANS) Yamaha's Maverick Vinales got to a second consecutive pole at Misano after Francesco Bagnaia's last lap was cancelled for exceeding track limits ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Motorsports,Other Sports
Covid-19: Amid rising recoveries, Andhra logs 8k more cases
Amaravati, Sep 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has registered 8,218 new Covid cases, raising the state's tally to 6.17 lakh, even as recoveries continue to outnumber infections.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
New-look Dhoni returns to competitive cricket after 437 days
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Enigmatic cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday returned to competitive action after 437 days -- a period that seemed an eternity to his fans -- with an unusual beard that would be something between a goatee and full-grown one, and a new hairstyle. He looked a little heavier, but his wicket-keeping was spot-on as he grabbed two catches and didnt concede a single bye in Mumbai Indians' 162/9 in the IPL opener against Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Highest single day spike takes Gujarat's Covid tally to 1,21,930
Gandhinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) Gujarat on Saturday reported 1,432 new Covid-19 cases, the highest in a day so far, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 1,21,930, while 16 deaths in the last 24 hours mounted the state's death toll to 3,305.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Covid: Maha recoveries outnumber new infections; 425 deaths (ROUNDUP)
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Maharashtra on Saturday notched a new record of 23,501 Covid-19 recoveries compared with the number of new infections, besides recording 425 more deaths, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Assam to provide free transplant aid for children
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) The Assam government will provide 100 per cent free medical support for liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplantation to children below 12 years of age, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
First K'taka Kisan Rail chugs from B'luru to Delhi
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) The first Kisan Rail from Karnataka has left Bengaluru for Hazrat Nizamuddin station in New Delhi, with 30 tonnes of vegetable and other farm products, an official said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
K'taka Cong MLA Priyank Kharge tests positive for Covid-19
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Karnataka Congress legislator Priyank Kharge has tested positive for coronavirus and is at home isolation for treatment, a party official said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka farmers seek exemption from export ban on 'Bangalore Rose' onions
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) In the wake of the Centre's decision to ban onion exports to safeguard domestic interests, Karnataka farmers on Saturday appealed to the Union government to allow the shipment of 10,000 tonnes of 'Bangalore Rose' variety of onion to prevent the produce from damage as there is no demand in the domestic market.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
TTD for not adhering to traditions : Naidu
Amaravati, Sep 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh opposition leader and TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu has alleged that Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) is allowing Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to enter the Tirumala shrine without his submission of a declaration form that he has faith in the presiding deity Lord Venkateswara.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
India's first CRISPR Covid-19 test approved for use
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) test, powered by CSIR-IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology), received regulatory approval on Saturday from the Drug Controller General of India for its commercial launch, meeting high-quality benchmark with 96 per cent sensitivity and 98 per cent specificity for detecting novel coronavirus.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
3 arms smugglers arrested by Bihar STF
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) In a joint operation by Bihar STF and Patna Police, three arms smugglers were arrested from a bus stand in Patna on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
High Court of J&K approves Arbitration Centres at Srinagar and Jammu
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) : In order to provide an institutionalised framework for speedy and expeditious resolution of disputes through alternate dispute resolution mechanism, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has accorded approval to setting up of High Court annexed Arbitration Centres at Srinagar and Jammu named the Jammu and Kashmir International Arbitration Centre (JKIAC).
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
KVIC gets Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal to remove 160 fake Khadi products online
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Saturday said that it has forced e-commerce portals Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and others to remove over 160 web links selling products under the brand name of 'Khadi'.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Net direct tax collection declines 31% in Apr-Aug FY21
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The net direct tax collection in April-August period of the current fiscal was 31.1 per cent lower on year-on-year (YoY) basis at over Rs 1.92 lakh crore, according to data provided by Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur in Lok Sabha.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CSK restrict MI to 162/9 in opening IPL match
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS) After a good start, Mumbai Indians (MI) managed just 22 runs and lost three wickets in the last three overs to be restricted to 162/9 by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) opener at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Togo,Sports
Air India employees receiving PF dues within 30-60 days
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) National carrier Air India has clarified that it had already deposited the TDS and the PF dues for superannuated employees which are being released within 30-60 days.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala: Battle over St Mary's Church Manarcad intensifies (Ld)
Kottayam, Sep 19 (IANS) The ongoing factional feud in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church is all set to take a turn for the worse after a sub-court here asked the district authorities to hand over the famed and hugely popular St Mary's Church at Manarcad near here to the Orthodox faction.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Sandalwood drugs case: B'luru police quiz trio including Cong leader's son
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) : Son of Congress leader, R.V. Devaraj and former Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) corporator, R.V. Yuvaraj, famous Kannada TV Anchor Akul Balaji and upcoming Kannada actor, Aryann Santosh Kumar appeared before the Central Crime Branch of the Bengaluru police for interrogation on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Optimum Nutrition announced as RCB's 'official nutrition partner'
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Sports nutrition brand Optimum Nutrition on Saturday announced its partnership with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Telangana urges Centre to release Rs 1,434 cr dues
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Telangana government has written to the Centre to urge for immediately release Rs 1,433.95 crore dues for urban development under the 15th Finance Commission.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
SAD always held aloft flag of justice: Parkash Badal
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Akali patriarch and five-time Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday expressed "immense satisfaction and pride" over the strong and principled stand taken by the Shiromani Akali Dal "to save the beleaguered peasantry and the country".
2020-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CBI files supplementary charge sheet in AgustaWestland case, names 15 accused (Ld)
N0ew Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday filed a supplementary charge sheet against 15 accused, including alleged middleman Christian Michel and accused-turned-approver Rajiv Saxena, in connection with the alleged corruption in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.
2020-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Odisha govt to develop technical institutions into centres of excellence
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Odisha government has initiated the process for developing technical institutions like ITIs and polytechnics into centres of excellence (CoE) in the mineral bearing areas of the state, an official said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
KKR may push Russell up the batting order, says McCullum
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) may consider pushing Andre Russell up the batting order strategically in some matches, head coach Brendon McCullum said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Togo,Sports
No decision to discontinue printing Rs 2,000 notes: Govt
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Although printing of Rs 2,000 denomination notes has been significantly lowered, the Centre has not decided to discontinue the high denomination notes.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Army facilitates phone connectivity in Arunachal village bordering China
Itanagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian Army has set up a free-of-cost mobile-based telephone booth for the villagers of remote Mago-Chuna village in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China, defence sources said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
WB Guv, Oppn come down heavily on Mamata govt after NIA arrests
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Saturday that the state has become "home to illegal bomb making" with a potential to unsettle democracy.
2020-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Justice for Sushant: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi lauds Shekhar Suman, Ankita Lokhande's efforts
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has words of encouragement for actors Shekhar Suman and Ankita Lokhande, who are fighting for justice for late Sushant Singh Rajput.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Benny Dayal, Shefali Alvares' new love song 'gives all the feels'
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Singers Benny Dayal and Shefali Alvares have recorded a new romantic track.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
J&K reports 1,492 new Covid cases; tally at 62,533
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) As many as 1,492 more people tested coronavirus positive in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the tally in the Union Territory to 62,533, health officials said.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Wrong policies led to failure of Cong-RJD govts in Bihar: Owaisi
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday claimed that wrong policies led to the failure of the Congress and RJD governments in Bihar.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Have to applaud each CSK member for staying focussed: Dhoni
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni commended his Chennai Super Kings (CSK) teammates for maintaining their focus through the course of the quarantine and later in training while following the Covid-19 protocols strictly.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Togo,Sports
Mass suicide in Jaipur, 4 of jeweller's family found hanging
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the bodies of four members of a jeweller's family - a man, his wife and their two children - were found hanging at their residence in Jaipur on Saturday, said police officials.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Follow 'SMS' norms in COVID era: Rajasthan BJP chief
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia on Saturday said that one should follow "SMS" norms in the COVID-19 era which stands for 'social distancing, masks and sanitisation' - which should be religiously practised.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Delhi vs Punjab: Battle of teams seeking first title (IPL Match 2 Preview)
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS/GloFans) The second game of the 13th Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played between two of the most inconsistent performers of the tournament till date -- Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Both are yet to win a title in 12 attempts.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports
Bombay HC upholds acquittal of six in 2009 Goa blast case (Ld)
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld the acquittal of six persons accused of links with Goa-headquartered Sanatan Sanstha and who were charged by the NIA for a failed bomb blast plot in South Goa's Margao town in 2009.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Vijayan: Won't answer if the same journalist asks too many questions
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayans antipathy for probing questions from journalists is known to everybody and blowing his top during press conferences is also well-known.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
MTNL plans to sell assets in Mumbai through DIPAM
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) State-run telecom operator MTNL has submitted a set of assets for monetisation through the framework of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), which comes under the Finance Ministry.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farm Bills beneficial for farmers: Tamil Nadu CM
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday supported the three Bills on agriculture, saying he knew about farming and farmers' welfare "unlike DMK President MK Stalin".
2020-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
4 miscreants rob jewellery shop at gunpoint in Gurugram
Gurugram, Sep 19 (IANS) Four armed miscreants robbed a jewellery shop at gunpoint in broad daylight and decamped with jewellery worth Rs 13 lakh in Gurugram on Saturday afternoon.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SSR's wax statue sculptor hopes his effort contributes to #JusticeForSushant
Asansol, Sep 19 (IANS) City-based veteran sculptor Susanta Ray is attracting headlines after crafting a wax statue of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Local residents and the media are flocking his residence to catch a glimpse of his new wax creation.
2020-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mystery deepens: Sushant's viscera not preserved properly, hints at 'negligence' (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In what seems to be sheer negligence on the part of Mumbai Police or the medical board which conducted autopsy on late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, the all important viscera extracted from the body was not preserved properly.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Cabinet note on vehicle scrappage policy ready
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The much-awaited vehicle scrappage policy may soon be a reality as a Cabinet note on the issue is ready and sent for further consultations with the stakeholders on PMO directions.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Decommissioned aircraft carrier 'Viraat' sails into oblivion
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian Navy's once majestic and imposing aircraft carrier 'INS Viraat' - now decommissioned - started on its swansong voyage to Alang port in Gujarat, the country's biggest graveyard for all such condemned ships, officials said here on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Veteran Left leader Roza Deshpande dies at 91 (Ld)
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Veteran Communist leader, women's activist and ex-MP Roza Deshpande passed away on Saturday due to old age-related ailments, according to a family source. She was 91.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Goyal engages with states, UTs to review oxygen availability
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Saturday addressed 12 states and union territories and reviewed their oxygen availability. He requested them to focus on analysing district-level and health facility-level status and effectively plan and manage logistical issues related with its availability.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
1,875 women officers serving in IAF: Shripad Naik
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The strength of women officers serving in the Indian Air Force (IAF) is 1,875, out of which 10 are fighter pilots and 18 are navigators, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in the Parliament on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Amarinder's posers to Badals on farm Bills
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday asked opposition Akali Dal leaders - the Badal couple - 10 pointed and pertinent questions to nail the "lies" they have been allegedly perpetuating in the last few days to save face on the agriculture Bills.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Chennai Super Kings win toss, opt to bowl in IPL opener
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS) Last year's runners-up Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bowl against defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season opener at a barren Sheikh Zayed Stadium here.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Togo,Sports
Ileana reveals how she runs away from responsibilities
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Ileana DCruz just goes with the flow of life when she wants to run away from responsibilities, going by her new social media post.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
7-8 Monsoon Session sittings may be curtailed, parties agree (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country, all political parties in a Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of Parliament on Saturday agreed to curtail the ongoing Monsoon Session as early as September 24.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Cost optimisation of last mile delivery needed in e-commerce logistics'
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Cost optimisation of last mile delivery is important in e-commerce logistics, according to a report by ClickPost.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Curtailed
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country, all political parties in a Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of Parliament on Saturday agreed to curtail the ongoing Monsoon Session as early as September 24.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala records single-day high of 4,644 corona cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala on Saturday recorded its single-day high of 4,644 coronavirus cases, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. Eighteen more COVID-19 fatalities took the state's death toll to 519.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Iranian hackers found using tool to extract 2FA SMS codes
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point have unravelled an ongoing surveillance operation by Iranian entities who have used multiple tools including an Android backdoor that extracts two-factor authentication (2FA) codes from SMS messages and records the phone's voice surroundings.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Plea in SC seeking separate human rights bodies for J&K, Ladakh
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre to immediately set up separate Human Rights Commissions for the two Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt withdraws 3 labour Bills, reintroduces with fresh provisions (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday withdrew three Bills moved by the Labour Ministry in the Lok Sabha and reintroduced them with fresh labour code provisions as part of the labour reforms initiative.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Memories keep floating somewhere: Gulzar on memoir
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Poet, lyricist, author, screenwriter, director - there isn't any aspect of Hindi films and literature that hasn't been impacted by Gulzar's magic touch and now the maestro is penning his memoirs of the greats he has worked with because memories never dry up and "keep floating somewhere".
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
BJP government in Tripura has failed in Covid control, say CPI-M, Congress
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) Opposition CPI-M and Congress on Saturday strongly criticised the BJP government in Tripura for its "total failure in Covid-19 management putting the state in a worst situation in the northeastern region".
2020-09-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Reema Kagti: We need anti marital rape laws
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Reema Kagti believes anti marital rape laws are need of the hour in Pakistan. Kagti tweeted her opinion on her verified Twitter account on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Dave Bautista: I was always an introvert
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Hollywood star Dave Bautista says he was a shy and introvert kid.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Start insolvency process against debtor, guarantor together: FM
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that insolvency proceedings against the corporate debtor and personal guarantor can be initiated together under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and should be pursued simultaneously for a comprehensive resolution process.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Battle over Malankara Orthodox Syrina Church intensifies
Kottayam, Sep 19 (IANS) The ongoing factional feud in the , Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, is all set to take a turn for the worse after a sub-court , here asked the district authorities to hand over the church to the Orthodox faction.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Man shoots father, kills himself over property feud
Gurugram, Sep 19 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 32-year-old man allegedly shot dead his 62-year-old father on Saturday following a property dispute before turning the gun on himself. He died at his home in Gurugram's Laxman Vihar locality, police said.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Seam bowlers may make an impact in early stages of IPL: Ponting
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Seam bowlers could make a significant impact in the early stages of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting on Saturday in the warm conditions of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Delhi Capitals (DC) coach Ricky Ponting said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports
Covid hits Telangana health minister's office, 7 test positive
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Covid-19 scare has reached the office of Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajander as seven staff have tested positive for the virus.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'JL 50' director: Wanted to represent strong connection India always had with science
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The sci-fi series JL 50 has been received well by critics and OTT viewers, but director Shailender Vyas feels the show was designed for the big-screen.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SAD appeals to all parties to join hands against farm Bills
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Facing attacks from the Congress and other quarters over the three Bills on farmer-related issues, BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday appealed to all political parties to join the "struggle" against the proposed legislations.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amit Sadh shoots 18 hours a day for upcoming web series
Patiala, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh has been shooting for 18 hours every day in the city for his upcoming web series, Zidd.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi hospital highlights higher Covid fatality rate in cancer patients
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A study conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre here has highlighted the high rate of COVID-19 infection in cancer patients and also revealed that the fatality rate in such patients is 7.6 times more than the national average fatality rate for COVID-19.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'JL 50' director: Wanted to represent strong connection India always had with science
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The sci-fi series JL 50 received has been received well by critics and OTT viewers but director Shailender Vyas feels the show was designed for big-screen.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Plan to send Indian boxers to Europe for traning, competition
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Senior Indian boxers could go on a 45-day long European tour, with possible stops in France, Italy, and Poland, where they trains and compete, the sports's national federation said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Punjab allows opening of higher education institutes
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) The Punjab government on Saturday allowed the opening of higher education institutions for Ph.D scholars and postgraduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratories and experimental works from September 21.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus fear reduces toll of non-Covid illnesses
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) The battle for human survival during the coronavirus pandemic has been on for the past few months. Data highlighting deaths due to the infection has created fear among people but there is a brighter side to it as well. The pandemic has turned around the way of living as people have stopped needlessly thronging the streets.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Centre proposes tax incentives for foreign funds shifting to GIFT City
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a bid to attract off-shore funds to set up their base in India, the Centre has proposed tax incentives or foreign funds who decide to shift their base to International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jacqueline celebrates as 'Genda phool' crosses 550 million views
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Genda phool, sung by Badshah and Payal Dev, has garnered over 550 million views on YouTube, and actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who stars in its music video, is happy.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mozilla bug may let hackers target Firefox for Android browsers
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Mozilla has fixed a vulnerability in the popular Firefox browser that can be exploited by hackers to hijack Firefox for Android browsers on the same WiFi network and send users to malicious sites, urging the people to install the latest browser update.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
K'taka dancer-actor Kishore, accomplice held in drugs case
Mangaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Dancer-actor Kishore Aman Shetty and another person were arrested on the charges of peddling and consumption of drugs, the Mangaluru city police said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dwayne Johnson tears down gate with bare hands
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Hollywood superstar and former wrestling champion Dwayne Johnson flaunted his physical strength off screen by ripping the gate off with his bare hands because he did not want to be late to work.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Telangana HC to watch web series before nod for release
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Telangana High Court will watch the web series 'Bad Boy Billionaires' before deciding whether to permit over-the-top platform Netflix to release it or not.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
TV actor Gaurav Chopraa shares first glimpse of newborn son
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Television actor Gaurav Chopraa has taken to social media to share the first photographs of his newborn son.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amazon, Microsoft invest in sustainable concrete producer
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) A Canadian cleantech company, CarbonCure Technologies, that develops carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions for the concrete industry has received investment from leading technology and property developers.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Kangana's 'special message for Maharashtra government and its pet BMC'
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut had a special message on Saturday for the Maharashtra government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which she calls a pet of the state government.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Apple patents micro LED display for fitness band, iPads and more
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Apple has reportedly patented a Micro-LED display for future MacBook, iPads and a fitness band.
2020-09-19
Category: International, China,Technology
From Doklam to Dalai Lama, Chinese intel paid Indian journalist for info
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Special Cell of the Delhi Police have arrested 61-year-old Indian freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, allegedly found working for Chinese intelligence. During a search of his house in Pitampura, New Delhi, one laptop, some confidential documents related to Indian Defence and some other incriminating papers were reportedly seized.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Selena Gomez urges Facebook CEO to help stop spreading of hate
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Pop star Selena Gomez has written a message to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the social network's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, urging them to help stop the spread of hate on the platform ahead of the November election.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
GSTN unveils creative contest to bring taxpayers closer to tax system
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In yet another attempt to bring taxpayers and tax authorities closer to each other by way of better understanding of the tax systems, the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has launched a creative contest namely "GST-n-You" that will allow people to come up with their own videos and graphics on various recent initiatives and reforms on GST.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'52 BSF men injured by criminals operating in both B'desh, India'
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 52 BSF personnel have been injured by criminals operating in both India and Bangladesh, said Border Security Force Director General Rakesh Asthana on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Lyricist Prashant Ingole: People have illusion that you get inspiration from drugs
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Lyricist Prashant Ingole, who wrote the romantic song Pal in the Rhea Chakraborty-starrer Jalebi, says many people have an illusion that you get inspiration from drugs.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
NCB seizes 670 gm cocaine in Delhi, nabs consignee in Palghar
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized 670 gm cocaine worth around Rs 4 crore from New Delhi, sourced from Ethiopia, and managed to nab a person from Palghar by employing a 'controlled delivery operation', a top official said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shweta Tripathi: No one is forcefully putting drugs in our mouths! (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi says the claim that an overwhelming majority of Bollywood is on drugs is an incorrect generalisation, adding that such an assertion is a half-truth.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein stripped of CBE
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his honorary CBE that he was accorded for his contribution to the British film industry in 2004. The forfeiture was done on the directive of the Queen of England.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
No attacks by Pak forces on Indian positions along LoC: Govt
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) There have been no attacks by Pakistani forces on Indian positions along the Line of Control and international border, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in Parliament on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fearing backlash, Khattar govt to exercise 'restraint' with protesting farmers
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Fearing a backlash from its alliance partner Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana on Saturday advised authorities to exercise restraint while dealing with farmers protesting against the central farm Bills passed by the Lok Sabha.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
TDP MLA Vasupalli Ganesh calls on Andhra CM
Amaravati, Sep 19 (IANS) Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator representing the Visakhapatnam South constituency, met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday, giving a hint at his political leaning.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
We've to make sure Delhi Capitals do right by the fans: Ponting
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) coach Ricky Ponting expects his players to "do right by the fans" and give their best in the face of the challenges that come with playing in the highly competitive Indian Premier League (IPL) amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports
K'taka Dy CM tests Covid positive, in home isolation (Ld)
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday and is under home isolation in the city.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
DMK, allies to discuss farm Bills on Monday
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The principal opposition party in Tamil Nadu, the DMK has called a meeting of its alliance partners on Monday to discuss the three agriculture sector Bills passed by the Lok Sabha.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Veteran Communist leader Roza Deshpande passes away
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Veteran Communist leader, women's rights activist and ex-MP Roza Deshpande passed away here due to old age related ailments, according to a family source.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Arrested Al Qaeda men planned to travel to Kashmir to deliver weapons (3rd Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Al Qaeda terrorists, who were nabbed early Saturday by NIA teams from Kerala and West Bengal, had plans to travel to Jammu and Kashmir for weapons delivery along with home-made explosives for their other associates even as they continued to take orders from their Pakistan-based handlers, NIA officials said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Bihar: Covid-19 shadow on famous 'Malamas' fair in Rajgir
Rajgir (Bihar), Sep 19 (IANS) According to Hindu beliefs, no auspicious function is held in the month of 'Malamas' (Adhimas), but there is a tradition of holding the world-famous Malamas fair in Rajgir in Bihar's Nalanda district in which a large number of saints and devotees gather. However, this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the entire fair location is deserted due to the ban on the event.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
TN announces policies for cybersecurity, blockchain, AI
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday announced new government policies related to cybersecurity, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Technology
IPL 13: Maxwell to be eligible for selection for Kings XI's opening game
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab on Saturday confirmed that Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will be available for selection for their opening game of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Delhi Capitals.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
K'taka Dy CM tests corona positive, in home isolation
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan on Saturday said he had tested coronavirus positive and was now in home isolation in the city.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
No record of MSMEs shut down amid pandemic: Govt
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After claiming that the government has no data on the deaths of migrant labourers amid the nationwide lockdown as well as doctors who lost their lives due to Covid-19, the Centre on Saturday said that it has no record of MSMEs that have faced closure in the wake of the pandemic.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Realme UI 2.0 arrive on Sep 21 with Narzo 20 series
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Realme will unveil its new Android 11-based 'UI 2.0' skin on September 21, alongside the Narzo 20 series of smartphones.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Apple stock plunges 22%, $500bn eroded in market cap: Report
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) A broad sell-off in the overall tech sector amid an 'underwhelming product launch event this week has resulted in Apple stock plunging nearly 22 per cent from its intraday record high of $137.98 on September 2, losing around $532 billion in market value.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
J&K police arrests 2 terror associates
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested two terrorist associates at Awantipora in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday, officials said.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Pulkit Samrat is back to work
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Pulkit Samrat has come back from vacation with rumoured girlfriend Kriti Kharbanda and is now back to work.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
TRS to vote against 'anti-farmer' Bills in Rajya Sabha
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Saturday announced that it will oppose the Farm Bills in the Rajya Sabha, saying they would be an injustice to the farm sector in the country.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Ishaan Khatter posts body transformation video, Shahid calls him 'babbar sher'
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Ishaan Khatter has posted a video on his beefed-up body transformation.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Families affected by Beirut blasts to be given $300 monthly
Beirut, Sep 19 (IANS) The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) announced on Saturday that it will provide $300 for seven months for 10,000 families affected by August 4 Port of Beirut explosions.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Clean up exercise, 34 polluting thermal power units to be shut
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a big cleaning up exercise, the government proposes to shutdown 34 units of 12 polluting power plants with a total capacity of over 500 MW that have not submitted any emission control compliance plan.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Badshah creates anthem for aspiring influencers
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Rapper-songwriter Badshah, who has been fending against a plagiarism row and fake follower scam charges this year, has made an attempt to spread some positivity by creating a tune for aspiring influencers
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Parliament: Business Advisory Committee meeting on Saturday evening
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of Parliament is to hold its meeting on Saturday evening to discuss the legislative business and other issues related to the ongoing monsoon session.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NIA attaches property of JeM terrorist in 2017 J&K attack
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Cracking its whip on the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists involved in the 2017 attack on CRPF troopers, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday attached the property of a terrorist.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
McMillan not to join Bangladesh for SL tour due to family tragedy
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) Former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan, who had been appointed Bangladesh batting consultant for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour, will be unable to take up the role due to a loss in his family, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Cardi B says she is 'not hurt' after filing for divorce from Offset
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B says she has not shed tears since filing for divorce from rapper Offset.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Farm Bills: Ahead of Rajya Sabha showdown, BJP issues whip
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The BJP has issued a 3-line whip to all its Rajya Sabha members to be present on Sunday when the 3 contentious farm Bills are slated to be introduced in the Upper House.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu partners with Coursera to upskill 50k youth
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) on Saturday said it has partnered with leading online learning platform Coursera to train 50,000 unemployed youth during the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology,Education
Thunderstorms, lightning forecast for Andhra
Amaravati, Sep 19 (IANS) The MeT on Saturday forecast thunderstorms with lightning at isolated places in Andhra Pradesh over the next three days.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Concerned over those harming country from within: BJP leader
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Reacting to Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan's remarks about ungrateful people in Bollywood, a BJP leader in Bihar said that his party was concerned about those who were harming the whole country from within.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Stopped speaking on phone due to spam calls: Samantha Akkineni
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) For a celebrity, it's not uncommon to receive fan calls and messages, which can be quick to spam. Indian actress Samantha Akkineni says that over the years, she has stopped speaking over phone due to unwanted calls, and even her friends and family have to message her. "Im not comfortable with picking up calls because every second or third call is somebody I dont know, who has my number, who shouldnt," she told IANSlife.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Thousands gather for mass anti-govt protest in Bangkok
Bangkok, Sep 19 (IANS) Thousands gathered in Bangkok on Saturday to participate in a massive student-led protest against the Thai government, which according to organisers will be demonstration so far.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Aircraft carrier 'Viraat' goes to the graveyard
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The once majestic and imposing Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat -- now decommissioned -- started on its swansong voyage to Alang port in Gujarat, the country's biggest graveyard for all such condemned ships, officials said here on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Destinations for road trips from Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) As several countries announced nationwide lockdowns in an effort to flatten the curve and break the chain, the coronavirus jolted the entire world into confinement overnight. However, slowly yet steadily countries are opening up with precautions. Local markets are thriving once again, professionals are returning back to their offices, people are excited to step out for morning walks and exercise, amongst a lot of other movements.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Gurugram NGO rehabilitates Bihar flood victims
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) A Gurugram-based NGO M3M Foundation has taken the initiative to rehabilitate flood victims in the east Champaran district of Bihar.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Maxime Zecchini: A French marvel in left-hand piano repertoire
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) French classical pianist Maxime Zecchini, who is among the handful of musicians all over the globe to practise the 'left hand repertoire' and play works with just five fingers, as opposed to both the hands, says that it is a delight to share this music with his audience.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Deepika set to shoot her next in Goa: '3 days to go'
Goa, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is in Goa and geared up to shoot for her upcoming yet-untitled film, directed by Shakun Batra.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Ana de Armas face of new campaign
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) Hollywood actress Ana de Armas is the face of the first ever TVC campaign by industry authority Natural Diamond Council's (NDC). 'For Moments Like No Other' highlights the versatile beauty of natural diamonds.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Kerala has failed in anti-terror activities: BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Successive governments in Kerala have failed in anti-terror activities said State BJP president K.Surendran on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Global effort begins again to stabilise oil prices, OPEC+ meet may be called in Oct
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A bigger global effort to stabilise oil prices involving all major oil producers including Russia is again on the cards to see that the current crisis does not escalate further putting several oil producers closer to bankruptcies.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kangana: We need to save film industry from various terrorists
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut says she wants film industries of different states to have a collective identity, and claims she wants to save the industry from from terrorists such as the nepotism brigade and the drug mafia.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Diesel prices down 19-21 paise across metros
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Diesel prices declined in the range of 19-21 paise across the four metropolitan cities on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Can homemade masks prevent Covid-19 spread when we sneeze?
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Masks made with common household fabrics help prevent the spread of viruses like Covid-19 as researchers have found that they are considerably effective at blocking droplets similar to those that may be released by speaking, coughing and sneezing, even as a single layer.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
OnePlus 8T likely to launch on October 14
Beijing/New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Smartphone brand OnePlus is reportedly planning to unveil OnePlus 8T on October 14 with OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 and 120Hz refresh rate.
2020-09-19
Category: International, China,Technology
Rising stress in US linked to pandemic-related losses, news
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Rising acute stress and depressive symptoms across the US are linked to experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, such as unemployment and extensive exposure to pandemic-related news, says a new study.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Refrain from farm protests amid corona: Punjab govt
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered an inquiry into a letter issued by a BDPO regarding the protests by farmers allegedly organised by the state government and his transfer to the headquarters.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BCCI, Emirates Cricket Board sign MoU to boost cricketing ties
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board have signed an MoU and hosting agreement to boost cricketing ties between the two countries.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Awaiting BJP high command's nod for Cabinet expansion: Yediyurappa
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday asserted that he intended to carry out a Cabinet expansion before the Assembly session on Monday, but was awaiting a nod from the BJP high command.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 killed, 14 injured in NY shooting
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Two people were killed and 14 others wounded after a shooting at a party on Saturday in Rochester, New York, police said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
IPL 13: Here's what fans can look forward to from CSK & Dhoni
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS) The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set for a blockbuster opening with defending champions Mumbai Indians resuming their long-standing fabled rivalry with seasoned favourites Chennai Super Kings on Saturday evening at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
97 persons died on Shramik trains: Govt tells RS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Days after the government informed Parliament that it has no data on the death of migrant labourers, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal told the Rajya Sabha that 97 persons died while travelling on Shramik Special trains between May 1 and September 9.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
L-G Sinha announces Rs 1,350 cr package to bolster biz, jobs in J&K
Srinagar/New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Saturday approved a record Rs 1,350 package to spur growth in businesses and jobs in Jammu and Kashmir hit by terrorism and the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Odisha's Covid-19 tally crosses 1.75 lakh mark
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) Odisha's Covid-19 tally touched 1,75,550 as 4,209 more people tested positive for the infection while the toll reached 691 as nine new fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, a health official said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra minister says TDP workers in judiciary for Naidu's benefit
Amaravati, Sep 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Transport Minister Perni Venkataramaiah has alleged that some people who worked for the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were now in the judiciary to work for the benefit of N. Chandrababu Naidu.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Amit Shah to join LS proceedings on Saturday after recovery
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Two days after he was discharged from the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) followed by a complete medical check-up to ensure his post Covid-19 recovery, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to join the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament on Saturday during the Lok Sabha proceedings.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bombay HC upholds acquittal of six in 2009 Goa blast case
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld the acquittal of six persons accused of being linked to the Goa-headquartered Sanatan Sanstha, and who were charged by the NIA for a failed bomb blast plot in South Goa's Margao town in 2009.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
NPH Act promised as RS passes Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In between the Congress crediting Rahul Gandhi for predicting the Covid-19 pandemic well before a spike in infections and the Trinamool objecting to the amendment to the epidemic legislation saying it gives unqualified power to the Centre to meddle into state issues, the upper house passed the Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill, 2020 on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
As lockdown takes its toll on wrestling, wrestlers desperate to be back in akharas
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Samsaad, a wrestler for many years and a state-level champion three times, is now preparing to fight at the national level.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports
Drug with potential to fight Covid-19 identified
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new drug that could prevent or mitigate the consequences derived from infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Amid 'Act of God' jibe, RS passes IBC amendment Bill
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Saturday passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (2nd amendment) Bill, 2020 even as a opposition member took a jibe at Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's 'act of God' statement vis-a-vis the coronavirus pandemic's effect on the economy.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mehrishi-led panel may suggest no waiver of interest on interest
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Rajiv Mehrishi-headed experts committee set up for assessment of relief required by bank borrowers in the wake of the pandemic is of the view that interest on interest should not be waived and it may recommend the same to the Centre, sources said.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
AIFF to conduct 'International Virtual Conference' for coaches
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) is set to organise an 'International Virtual Conference' for coaches from September 28-30, which will feature a number of top-level speakers conducting sessions over a wide variety of topics.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Extra financial burden on consumers due to PGCIL's inefficiency: CAG
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a scathing attack on inefficient operations of state transmission utility Power Grid Corporation of India, the official au ditor Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has put the blame of higher electricity tariff on PSUs inability to recover Rs 6,853.43 crore from customers for relinquishing long-term access (LTA) to transmission network.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Pyongyang summit deal should be fulfilled: S.Korean Prez
Seoul, Sep 19 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Saturday that his Pyongyang summit accord with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un should be implemented despite restraints at home and abroad, marking the second anniversary of its signing.
2020-09-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Govt to withdraw 3 Labour Ministry Bills in LS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Centre is set to withdraw three Labour Ministry Bills in the Lok Sabha for their reintroduction during the ongoing Monsoon Session.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan risks Basmati export as India applies GI tag in EU
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan is facing another potential threat of a major damage to its exports as India has applied for an exclusive Geographical Indications (GI) tag to Basmati rice in the European Union (EU).
2020-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Centre to buy aircraft worth Rs 250 cr for weather forecast (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The government is planning to use more hi-tech methods for accurate weather forecast. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said there is a plan to purchase an aircraft at a cost of Rs 250 crore, which will help in accurate weather prediction in different parts of the country.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Pvt hospitals in Agra reluctant to carry on corona battle
Agra, Sep 19 (IANS) Private nursing homes and hospitals in Agra have virtually withdrawn from the battle against COVID-19, which is now spreading its tentacles in the hinterland.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Xbox Series X, Series S pre-orders to start on Sep 22
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Microsoft has announced that the pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Series S will go live at 9 a.m. on September 22.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Trapped in Chinese debt, Maldives mends ties with India
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) As tourism-the most important sector for Maldives, contributing the most of the nations gross domestic product-took a huge blow with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, concerns over debt repayment to 'ally China are looming large.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Suarez named in Uruguay squad for World Cup qualifiers
Montevideo, Sep 19 (IANS) Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is among the 26 players named in Uruguay's squad for FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Ecuador slated to be played next month.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Barun Sobti: Divide between TV and film industry needs to vanish
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Barun Sobti, who recently wowed the audience with his acting skills in the thriller web series, "Asur: Welcome To Your Dark Side", says a lot changed after the success of the show.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'How To Train Your Dragon' author Cressida Cowell says reality shaped her fantasy
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The fantasy of animation often draws inspiration from realism of life. British author Cressida Cowell would vouch for the fact.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Manushi Chhillar: Don't think your size defines your fitness
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Beauty queen-turned-actress Manushi Chhillar says fitness for her is all about finding a balance, and that is actually a personal experience because each individual has their fitness goals.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Woman accompanying nephew gang-raped in Alwar, 3 held
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 45-year-old woman was gang-raped in Tijara in Alwar district by six persons while she was returning to her village along with her nephew on a bike, police officials said on Saturday. Police has since arrested three persons.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SSB nabs wanted Maoist from Bihar
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has apprehend a wanted Maoist in East Champaran district of Bihar in a joint operation conducted with state police, the paramilitary force said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US sends additional military assets to Syria
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The US military said that it has deployed additional assets, including radar systems and armoured vehicles, to northeastern Syria, weeks after a collision incident between the American and Russian army vehicles in the region.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
CBI files supplementary charge sheet in AgustaWestland case, names 15 accused
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday filed a supplementary charge sheet against 15 accused, including alleged middleman Christian Michel and accused-turned-approver Rajiv Saxena, in connection with the alleged corruption in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US Covid-19 death toll reflects failing national response: Expert
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The coronavirus death toll in the US is a "reflection of a failing national response", a top infectious disease expert has said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Dividend on income surcharge on FPIs capped at 15%
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major relief for foreign portfolio investors, the Union Government has proposed to cap the surcharge on dividend income from FPIs with a trust structure at 15 per cent.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No buyers for Air India may mean divestment to be put off
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Air India is not finding any takers and the privatisation may be put off by three years, delivering a blow to the efforts to divest the national carrier.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vietnam resumes int'l flights after 5 months
Hanoi, Sep 19 (IANS) Vietnam on Saturday resumed international flights after a five-month suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
17 officers listed for presence during NDPS raids in Gurugram
Gurugram, Sep 19 (IANS) The Gurugram District Magistrate has directed for the mandatory presence of gazetted officer/duty magistrate during raids in NDPS cases or arrest of criminals, regarding which a list of 17 such officers has been issued.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
This day in 2007: Yuvraj hits Broad for six 6s in Durban
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) It was on this day in 2007 when former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh created history in the shortest format of the game as he hit six consecutive sixes in an over bowled by England fast bowler Stuart Broad in the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
12 years after Batla House encounter, residents still don't want to recall
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Twelve years have passed since the Batla House encounter in which Special Cell of Delhi Police claimed to have neutralised a key terror module of the Indian Mujahideen responsible for blasts in the national capital and other parts of the country.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
National Education Policy will strengthen future of youth: Prez
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said the new National Education Policy (NEP) is a milestone in strengthening the future of youngsters and would also pave the way for the country to become 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Chinese woman, Nepalese man held for paying arrested journo for sensitive info
New Delhi, Sep 19 ( IANS ) Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested a Chinese woman and her Nepalese associate for paying freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma for the sensitive information passed on to the Chinese intelligence, police said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Had a hectic week? Just 10 minutes of massage will relax you
London, Sep 19 (IANS) If you have had a tiring week, just 10 minutes of simple massage at home can do wonders to rejuvenate your mind and body, suggests a new research.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
LG Uplus to release self-driving 5G robot next year
Seoul, Sep 19 (IANS) LG Uplus, a major South Korean mobile carrier, has said that it plans to roll out its 5G-powered autonomous robot next year.
2020-09-19
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
PS5 orders being delayed by Amazon due to high demand
Tokyo, Sep 19 (IANS) As soon as Sony confirmed that its next-generation PlayStation 5 console was going to arrive in November, Amazon has warned its customers that they might not get their console on time due to an incredible demand.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Canada's Conservative Party leader tests Covid-19 positive
Ottawa, Sep 19 (IANS) Erin O'Toole, the newly-appointed leader of Canada's Conservative Party, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, it was announced.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Sharif to virtually participate in multiparty conference
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London for treatment, will virtually attend the opposition-led multiparty conference (MPC) scheduled to be held on Sunday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Centre's deadline to AICF warring factions nearing fast
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian chess team recently won the gold medal in the FIDE Online Olympiad and the players were greeted by The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, several ministers and other political leaders.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Pakistan, Afghanistan joint action foils smuggling bid
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) In a joint operation, Pakistani and Afghan customs authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle tonnes of iodine, which can be used for the synthesis of drugs, an official said here.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Liverpool complete signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Liverpool FC have completed a deal for the permanent transfer of mid-fielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Nepal to resume railway services after 7-yr suspension
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) Nepal has planned to resume passenger railway services after a 7-year suspension as two sets of rails that Kathmandu purchased from India have arrived in Janakpur city.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Russia ready to work with new US Prez: FM Lavrov
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS) Russia is ready to work with the winner of the forthcoming US presidential election, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said here.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Hockey India conducts online workshops for new technical officials
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After the launch of the open application submission system for registration of hockey coaches and technical officials in India on the Hockey India Member Unit Portal in July earlier this year, a number of candidates submitted their application to register as an umpire or a technical official.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Can ignoring old loyalists hurt BJP in Bihar?
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of Bihar polls, key officials with just two to five years' history in the party have been made team leaders in the state organisation. This may backfire for the Bharatiya Janata Party as old loyalists associated with it for 30 to 40 years have been asked to play second fiddle.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
In-person early voting begins in Virginia
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) In-person early voting to elect a new US President began in the state of Virginia, much ahead of the November 3 election, and will continue till October 31.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Democrats call for probe into AG over possible poll interference
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Top Democrats in the US House of Representatives have called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General to open a probe into Attorney General William Barr and other political appointees, alleging that they will improperly influence the November 3 election.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Centre's deadline to AICF warring factions nearing fast
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Earliar this month, the Indian chess team won gold medal in the FIDE Online Olympiad and the players were greeted by The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, several ministers and other political leaders.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
India permits onion export to B'desh on 'special consideration'
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian government has granted a special permission to export 25,000 tonnes of onion to Bangladesh, which was blocked in five trucks in the countries' border area, according to local traders.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal Covid-19 cases top 61k with record high daily spike
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) The overall Covid-19 cases in Nepal has increased to 61,653 after the Himalayan country reported a record high spike in the number of single-day infections, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
3 LeT men arrested in J&K, weapons sent by Pak drones recovered (Ld)
Jammu, Sep 19 (IANS) Three suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists have been arrested by the security forces from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir with a large cache of arms and ammunition they had received through drones, officials said on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
European Commission unveils new action plan against racism
Brussels, Sep 19 (IANS) The European Commission has unveiled a new plan to step up enforcement and raise more awareness about racism, with the ultimate goal being a shift in people's mindset that such behaviour will not be tolerated in the Europan Union (EU).
2020-09-19
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Istanbul adopts alternate working hours to curb Covid-19
Istanbul, Sep 19 (IANS) Turkey's biggest city of Istanbul has adopted alternate working hours for public employees to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the wake of the increasing number of daily cases, Governor Ali Yerlikaya announced.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Nabbed Al Qaeda men amassed firecrackers to make IEDs: NIA
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The NIA on Saturday busted an inter-state terror module sponsored by Al Qaeda from Pakistan. There were nine men arrested from West Bengal and Kerala who were planning attacks with IEDS, made from potassium procured from firecrackers. They planned to go to Kashmir for weapons delivery.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
I-League: Gokulam Kerala FC sign defender Deepak Devrani
Kozhikode, Sep 19 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC have signed experienced defender Deepak Devrani for the upcoming I-League season. The defender, who is born and brought up in New Delhi, is a two-time I-League champion.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
UN envoy calls for ceasefire in Syria
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen has called for a nationwide ceasefire in the war-torn country, on the basis of relative calm situation on the ground.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Firefighter dies while battling California wildfire
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) A firefighter died while battling a massive wildfire that was sparked by a gender reveal party two weeks ago in Southern California, bringing the total number of fatalities to 26 so far this year across the US state, authorities said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
3 militants arrested with weapons from J&K's Rajouri
Jammu, Sep 19 (IANS) Security forces arrested three militants along with arms and ammunition on Saturday from Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
San Francisco Mayor announces plan to restart indoor dining
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced the US city's plan for restarting indoor dining amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Al-Qaeda men nabbed from Kochi, rented homes during lockdown (3rd Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday busted an inter-state module of Al Qaeda operatives as it conducted raids in West Bengal and Kerala on Saturday morning. Three of the nine Qaeda men were arrested from Ernakulam district.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Terrorism
Maduro reaffirms Venezuela's commitment to UN 2030 Agenda
Caracas, Sep 19 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has informed the UN that his country was still committed to the world body's 2030 Agenda despite US aggressions.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Always enjoy battle against CSK, says Rohit ahead of IPL 13 opener
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the much-anticipated clash against Chennai Super Kings in the opening game of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be played on Saturday evening at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has said that he enjoys playing against the MS Dhoni-led side but is never "overawed" by them.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Guatemalan President tests Covid-19 positive
Guatemala City, Sep 19 (IANS) Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the government said in a statement.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Guatemala,Health/Medicine
US CDC updates guidelines on testing asymptomatic people
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidelines for testing people who do not show symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
In RS, BSP raises quota in Jammu, Cong digital divide
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) BSP's Rajaram on Saturday raised the issue of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes in the Jammu region in the upper House. He claimed in spite of having OBC population of around 35 per cent and SC population of around 17 per cent both groups get 2 and 8 per cent quota, respectively.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Level 3 Covid-19 response declared for Irish capital
Dublin, Sep 19 (IANS) Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin has declared a Level 3 response for the country's capital Dublin in order to suppress the rapid rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the city over the past few weeks.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Over 93K Covid cases take India tally across 53L
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Continuing with its massive daily spike, India recorded 93,337 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking its overall tally across the 53-lakh mark, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Saturday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Boeing provides $700k to wildfire affected communities
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) American airplane giant Boeing has announced $700,000 in grants to help communities affected by the raging wildfires along the US West Coast.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tour de France: Soren Kragh Andersen wins again on Stage 19
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS) It was a double delight for Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen in the ongoing Tour de France after the Sunweb rider soloed clear of a select move to take a second victory in Stage 19 at Champagnole.
2020-09-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
Global call for strengthening UN ahead of 75th anniversary
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of a high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN, a group of prominent former government leaders are calling for strengthening the world
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Peruvian Prez rejects audio recordings linking him to fraud
Lima, Sep 19 (IANS) Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has rejected the validity of the audio recordings that allegedly links him to the misuse of government funds due to which impeachment proceedings have started against him.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Realme 7: Fast charging, good overall performance
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a bid to make further inroads into the mid-segment market share in India, Realme has left no stone unturned to date. With the recent launch of its 7 series smartphones, the company has brought some more competition in the hot-selling segment.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NIA arrests 9 Al Qaeda terrorists planning attacks in Delhi-NCR (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Following raids in West Bengal and Kerala, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested nine militants linked with the Al Qaeda terror group, who were planning attacks at several key installations in Delhi-NCR, a spokesperson said.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US SC Justice Ginsburg dies setting up pre-poll confrontation (Ld)
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women's rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87 setting up a pre-poll confrontation and raising the stakes in the November 3 presidential election.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Italian Open: Djokovic, Nadal enter quarter-finals
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS) Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have entered the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with straight-set wins in their respective third-round matches.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Vidyut Jammwal: People should talk of kalaripayattu, the Indian martial art
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood action star Vidyut Jammwal says his vision is to popularise the indigenous martial art kalaripayattu through Indian cinema.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Google Drive to delete trashed files after 30 days from Oct 13
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Just like Gmail, Google will now keep your trashed files in its Drive platform for only 30 days and start deleting those once the deadline is crossed, starting October 13.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Lang Ping is great master, says Poland legend Glinka
Warsaw, Sep 19 (IANS) Legendary volleyball player Malgorzata Glinka has said that Chinese coach Lang Ping had a great influence on her career.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
India at the hairpin bend (Comment)
Covid-19 caught the world off-guard. It is embarrassing. It is embarrassing that the economic distress is more acute in India than in the rest of the world, especially when India was projected by many as the emerging star. Published data indicates that GDP contracted by 23.9 per cent during the previous quarter, businesses have had to shut down, jobs are vanishing, incomes are stressed and with unfriendly taxation structures the expansion plans and investments by most businesses are on hold.
2020-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
FIFA approves revised 2019-2022 budget
Zurich, Sep 19 (IANS) Football's global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of $120 million in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Kids need FB account to play Oculus VR games, parents furious
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) The decision by the social networking giant to make it mandatory for users of its Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headset to have a Facebook account has put parents in a bind.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women's rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87, the court said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
NIA arrests 9 Al-Qaeda terrorists
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday morning carried out searches and arrested nine terrorists of banned terror organisation Al-Qaeda.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
TikTok says disappointed with US move to ban app from Sunday
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Video-sharing social networking platform TikTok said it felt disappointed with the decision announced by the US Commerce Department blocking the download and update of the company's popular application starting Sunday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Google makes it easier to Search, Chrome and Gmail in iOS 14
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) Google has given its users easier access to Search, Chrome and Gmail on the new Apple iOS 14.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Global Covid-19 cases top 30.3mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 30.3 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 950,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Pizza Hut calibrates future plans, expansion to continue (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Undeterred by Covid-19's economic impact, QSR major Pizza Hut India will continue to focus on expanding its presence, especially in the Tier-I cities.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Brazil's Covid death toll tops 135,000
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 19 (IANS) Another 858 Covid-19 patients have died in Brazil, raising the country's death toll to 135,793, the Brazilian Ministry of Health said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 135,000
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 19 (IANS) Another Covid-19 patients have died in Brazil, raising the country's death toll to 135,793, the Brazilian Ministry of Health said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
B'desh radical Islamist Hefazat chief Shafi dead
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) Shah Ahmad Shafi, Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, who was on life support and was flown to Dhaka, has died at the age of 104 while undergoing treatment at Asgar Ali Hospital here.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Eric Trump questions Kamala Harris ties to Indian community
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's son Eric has questioned Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris's ties to Indian Americans claiming that "she has totally run away from the community."
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Shweta Tripathi: No one is forcefully putting drugs in our mouths! (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi says the claim by Kangana Ranaut that 99 per cent of Bollywood is on drugs is an incorrect generalisation, adding that such an assertion is a half-truth.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Trump expects Covid vaccine to be available for 'every American' by April
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that the United States would produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for "every American" by April 2021.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
HCL sets up Covid facilities at LNJP and DDU hospital
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a noble gesture, the HCL foundation has helped set-up isolation and treatment units for the Covid-19 disease at two government hospitals here.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Suneet Varma launches his couture collection at the digital ICW
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) The first-ever digital India Couture Week (ICW) premiered online on Friday with one of India's most beloved names in fashion, designer Suneet Varma.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
First-ever digital ICW opens with Gaurav Gupta's tribute to 'love'
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANSlife) It wasn't the familiar setting of the ballroom at the Taj Palace Hotel in the Capital, neither was it the familiar parade of 'shaadi' wear one is accustomed to at the India Couture Week (ICW). Pleasantly, day one of the 13th edition of the ICW was au courant -- it was digital, it was virtual, it was democratic, and thanks to Gaurav Gupta it was also topical and relevant.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
US stocks drop on dampened market sentiment
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) US stocks continued to drop as market sentiment was dampened by mixed economic data and geopolitical concerns.
2020-09-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is well-intentioned (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare; Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, Amol Parashar, Aamir Bashir, Vikrant Massey; Direction: Alankrita Shrivastava; Ration: * * * (three stars)
2020-09-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Farm bills shall promote corporate culture: Cong leader
Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Govind Singh Dotasara on Friday slammed the Centre over the three farm bills passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday and accused the government of promoting corporate culture while limiting the farmers' role to mere labourers.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Second wave of coronavirus coming to UK: Boris Johnson
London, Sep 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday warned that a second wave of Covid-19 in Britain is "coming in", and his government may need to "intensify things to help bring the rate of infections down".
2020-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
France reports new daily record of 13,215 Covid cases
Paris, Sep 19 (IANS) A further 13,215 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in France on Friday, making it the highest number of infections recorded in a single day since the coronavirus outbreak, the country's Public Health Agency said.
2020-09-19
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Canada, US agree to extend cross-border closure to Oct 21
Ottawa, Sep 19 (IANS) Canada and the US have agreed to extend the cross-border closure to non-essential travels for another month until October 21 to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair on Friday.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Former RAW chief Anil Dhasmana appointed NTRO head
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Central government has appointed former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Anil Dhasmana as the head of the country's technical intelligence agency head on Friday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
One week ban order in Andhra Pradesh's Amalapuram (Roundup)
Amalapuram (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 19 (IANS) All kinds of protests, rallies and demonstrations are banned in Amalapuram in East Godavari district after the Deputy Collector imposed Section 144 of the CrPC for a week on Friday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Karnataka's Covid tally crosses 5 lakh
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) With 8,626 fresh cases across the state on Friday, Karnataka's Covid-19 tally crossed the 5 lakh mark, while 10,949 people were discharged after treatment in the last 24 hours.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Most of additional budget spending for people-centric schemes: FM
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman on Friday said that the majority of the additional resources in the first batch of the Supplementary Demands for Grants would be spent on people-centric schemes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'tka Health Minister says he sought blessings from Durga
Bengaluru, Sep 19 (IANS) Taking a 'U' turn, Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Minister B. Sriramulu on Friday clarified that he went to a 'Gade Durgamma' (Goddess Durga) temple in Gonal to seek her blessings, but not to become Deputy Chief Minister of the state.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
CBI files supplementary charge sheets in two chit fund cases
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed two supplementary charge sheets in two separate chit fund scam cases.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exemplary courage of CRPF officer hurt in Srinagar encounter lauded
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The exemplary courage of CRPF Deputy Commandant, who was injured in an encounter at Batmalloo in Srinagar, has been lauded.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Telangana Martyrs' Memorial to be ready in six months
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Telangana Martyrs' Memorial, being built in the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for the separate Telangana state, will be completed in six months, a minister announced on Friday.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
No bank will auction loan defaulting projects in Haryana
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (HRERA) has ensured that no bank or financing agency would auction or sell a loan defaulting project to recover adjustment of the allottees dues.
2020-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
No curbs should be placed on movement of medical oxygen: MHA
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday said that medical oxygen is an essential public health commodity and any disruption in its supplies may critically impact management of Covid-19 patients as it stressed that "no restriction" be imposed on its movement between the states.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kerala's new Covid cases cross 4,000 for second successive day
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala's new Covid cases crossed 4,000 for the second consecutive day on Friday, officials said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Lok Sabha passes two Appropriation Bills
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Appropriation (No 3) Bill, 2020 and the Appropriation (No 4) Bill, 2020 by a voice vote in late evening proceedings during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Freelance journalist held for having secret defence papers (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma has been arrested by the Special Cell in a case under the Official Secrets Act and is being interrogated, Delhi Police said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Defence/Security
TN reports 5,488 new Covid cases
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) As many as 5,488 persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu, taking the tally to 530,908, health officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Pak turns down India's request for Queen's Counsel in Kulbhushan case
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday categorically rejected any possibility of allowing a Queen's Counsel by India to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is currently on death-row in a Pakistan jail.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan honoured with special postal cover
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian postal department on Friday honoured legendary Kannada film actor Vishnuvardhan with a special cover on his 70th birthday in this tech hub.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
One dead, 22 fall sick after consuming 'local alcohol' in Andhra
Visakhapatnam, Sep 18 (IANS) One person died and 22 others fell sick after consuming suspected 'local alcohol' in three villages of Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
FIFA Prez defends meetings with Lauber
Zurich, Sep 18 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has defended his meeting with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber, who is the subject of criminal proceedings launched against the former in Switzerland in July. The case is about undocumented meetings between Lauber and Infantino in 2016 and 2017.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Dovizioso looking to increase lead in 'crazy' MotoGP season
Misano, Sep 18 (IANS) MotoGP world championship leader Andrea Dovizioso has said that he is happy with the test he had ahead of the second chance he is getting at Misano in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix this weekend.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Motorsports
Maha notches more cures than new infections; 440 deaths (Roundup)
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) In a rare occurrence, Maharashtra on Friday notched more Covid-19 recoveries compared to new cases, besides recording 440 deaths, health officials said here.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Floods, landslides disrupt life in Arunachal, Assam; two dead
Itanagar/Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) At least two people have lost their lives due to landslides and floods in Arunachal Pradesh, while 33,200 people were affected in three Assam districts, officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bank of Baroda launches initiatives to improve tractor financing
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Bank of Baroda on Friday announced three new initiatives towards improving credit penetration in farm mechanisation.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Police Sub-Inspector in Hyderabad succumbs to Covid
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A Sub-Inspector of Police in Hyderabad died of Covid-19 on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India's World Bank Executive Director named new Pharma Secy
New Delhi Sep 18 (IANS) IAS officer S. Aparna, who was serving as the World Bank's Executive Director from India, has been appointed as next Secretary, Pharmaceuticals, under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, and will take over after the retirement of incumbent P.D. Vaghela, an official statement said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Don't need support of JD(S) to remain in power: K'tka CM
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Strongly dismissing reports on the Janata Dal (S) supporting the BJP in future, Karnataka Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday asserted that the saffron party in Karnataka does not need anyone's support including JD(S).
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Suresh Raina to train aspiring J&K cricketers
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Former India cricketer Suresh Raina is all set to train aspiring cricketers from Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Cricket
Air India Express ops to Dubai to resume from Saturday
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Air India Express operations to Dubai will be restored from September 19, the airline said late on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ministry of Culture gets its new Secretary
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The appointments committee of the Union cabinet on Friday approved the appointment of Raghavendra Singh as Secretary in the Ministry of Culture.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bamboo cookies, honey bottles to boost immunity for Tripura people
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday launched bamboo cookies and bamboo made honey bottles that will help in boosting people's immunity and livelihood as well.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Guj sees new high daily Covid tally, recoveries cross 1 lakh
Gandhinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Gujarat on Friday saw its highest daily spike of coronavirus cases, with 1,410 new infections taking its tally to 1,20,498 while the death toll rose to 3,289 as 16 more patients succumbed.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Autopsy report suggests Sharbari Dutta died of cardiac arrest
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The post-mortem report of 63-year-old designer Sharbari Dutta on Friday revealed that she died of cardiac arrest, ruling out the possibility of homicide, the police said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Terence Lewis turns actor for Palaash Muchhal's music video
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ace choreographer Terence Lewis got a chance to show his acting skills in a video for a new song conceptualised by composer Palaash Muchhal.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SEBI steps to curb market volatility to continue till Oct 29
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has extended, till October 29, the enforcement of regulatory measures aimed to contain market volatility amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Govt introduces Taxation and Other Laws Bill
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A taxation Bill which seeks relaxation and changes in provisions of certain Acts was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday amid uproarious scenes.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No regular classes in schools from Sep 21: K'taka Education Minister
Mysuru, Sep 18 (IANS) Karnataka Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar said on Friday that schools and pre-university colleges in the state will open from September 21, not to resume classes but to clear the doubts of the students related to their studies.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
FIG approves guidelines for events to be held amid pandemic
Lausanne (Switzerland), Sep 18 (IANS) Medical guidelines for events to be held amid the Covid-19 pandemic has been approved by the International Gymnastics Federations (FIG) Executive Committee.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Freelance Journalist arrested under Official Secrets Act
New Delhi, Sep 18 ( IANS ) A freelance journalist, Rajeev Sharma, a resident of Pitampura, New Delhi, has been arrested by the Special Cell in an Official Secrets Act case, the Delhi Police said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
How can any court direct citizens not to break laws, asks SC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday pulled up a petitioner seeking a direction to implement laws of contempt of court.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SSR tribute song talks of justice for late actor
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) A song dedicated to Sushant Singh Rajput collages video clips featuring the late actor, to let fans re-live memories of their favourite star.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC allows registration of BS-IV vehicles needed for public utility services
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday permitted the registration of BS-IV vehicles, purchased on or before March 31 this year, which are necessary for municipal corporations in Delhi to carry out essential public utility services.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
My son never interfered in my work: K'taka CM
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Seemingly irked over his son B.Y. Vijayendra being often branded as 'Super CM' by the Opposition and from within his own party, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday sought to clarify that he sees a "systematic conspiracy" behind levelling such allegations against his son.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kriti Sanon dated Sushant Singh Rajput, claims Lizaa Malik
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Lizaa Malik has claimed that late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and actress Kriti Sanon might have denied dating each other, but they were very much in a relationship and looked happy together.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Madhurima Tuli, Ssharad Malhotra in short film on urban marriage
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Madhurima Tuli and Ssharad Malhotra-starrer short film Pasta will release digitally on September 25. Directed by Vibhuti Narayan, the film is a romantic drama that mirrors the state of urban marriages in India.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Drone insurance: IRDAI panel queries unlimited 3rd party liability
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian insurance regulator's working group to look at insurance solutions for drones is not agreeable to the provision of unlimited third party liability as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 for victims in accidents involving drones.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
By delaying total ban on TikTok to Nov 12, Trump admin hawks warming up to deal: Analysts
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) With the US government pushing out a total ban on popular Chinese app TikTok till November 12, Wall Street analysts are interpreting the latest developments as a sign that the more hawkish voices on the Trump administration side are likely beginning to warm towards inking a TikTok-US partnership deal and that the US government wants to give the negotiating sides time to hammer out an agreement.A
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,International
Anti-farmer BJP acting like Kauravas against farmers: Cong
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying to the farmers of the country and said that the ruling party is behaving like the Kauravas of the Mahabharat and the grand old party is standing with the farmers who are fighting like Pandavas.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ileana D'Cruz calls herself 'derpy dork head'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Ileana DCruz has posted a major throwback picture from her childhood days and also given herself a funny title.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
(ASH) T'gana police foil self-immolation bid near CM's residence
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A self-immolation attempt by a 46-year-old auto-rickshaw driver near the official residence of Telangana Chief Minister was foiled by police personnel on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TRAI issues directions for tariff advertisements
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a bid to bring more transparency in telecom tariff advertisements, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday issued fresh directions for advertisement of tariff plans by telecom operators.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Pandemic sharpening debate about China model'
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) If the pandemic is accelerating existing political trends in China, it is also sharpening the debate about the China model - a debate that is unfolding both within the country and around the world," writes Ananth Krishnan, the Beijing correspondent of The Hindu newspaper in "India's China Challenge - A Journey Through China's Rise And What It Means For India".
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Paytm back on Play store few hours after Google removed app
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, Paytm app was back on Google Play store on Friday within a few hours of being pulled down due to alleged policy violations.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Bale in London, Thiago in Liverpool to complete moves
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Gareth Bale arrived in London on Friday to put the finishing touches of his loan move to Tottenham while Thiago Alcantara is in Liverpool to complete his transfer from Bayern Munich.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Agri Bills to free farmers from middlemen's clutches: Shah
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A day after the Lok Sabha passed two contentious agriculture-related Bills, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday called the proposed legislations a path-breaking move of the Modi government, saying these will free the farmers from the clutches of middlemen.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Siddhant Chaturvedi's double dose of humour
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Siddhant Chaturvedi sure does not mind jokes on himself. This is evident from his frequent social media posts, where he regularly treats fans and followers with memes about himself.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Indians for Biden ramps up campaign for swing state votes
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indians for Biden National Council (IBNC) is ramping up its outreach to the community, aiming for votes in the key swing states where small vote margins count, by adding several legislators and other leaders to its advisory board, the organisation's National Director Sanjeev Joshipura announced on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
BCCI secy Jay Shah 'satisfied' with facilities at Sharjah Stadium
Sharjah, Sep 18 (IANS) Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), visited the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday and "expressed his satisfaction" with the venue's preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning on Saturday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Export ban protest: Maha NCP sends onions as gift to PM, Guv
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress continued to protest against the Centre's ban on onion exports, the NCP's Women's Wing on Friday sent onions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Konkan Railways delivers 2 DEMU train sets to Nepal Railways
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Konkan Railways on Friday said that it delivered two DEMU train sets, designed and developed by Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, to Nepal Railways.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Paris Saint-Germain to set up football academy in Rwanda
Kigali, Sep 18 (IANS) French champions Paris Saint-Germain are set to open up a soccer academy in Rwanda in October, the Rwandan Ministry of Sports announced on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Rwanda,Sports,Football
Goof up in Kerala hospital as wrong body handed over to kin
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) It was a costly goof up by the authorities at the Palakkad district hospital in Kerala, when a tribal woman's body was handed over to another family, whose member had died and tested Covid positive.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Johny Lever recalls his early stand-up comedy days
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood comedian Johny Lever on Friday walked down memory lane and shared a snapshot capturing his early stand-up comedy days.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Covid patients in Raj can have home-cooked food and meet family members
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) : Providing relief to Covid-infected patients in the state, Rajasthan State Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma allowed family members to meet them by wearing PPE kits and also permitted them to provide them with home-cooked food.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Koeman keen to see improvement in Barca's last pre-season friendly
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has said that his team still needed to improve as he addressed the press ahead of their traditional Joan Gamper pre-season friendly game.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sudhir Mishra: 'Serious Men' is specific in articulation, yet universal
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra says his upcoming film, Serious Men, is a story about a father who wants to create a bright future for his son.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Akshay Oberoi excited to shoot after being quarantined for long
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi will soon start shooting for his new project here, and he is excited to face the camera after a long gap due to lockdown.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Spice Girls might reboot debut single 'Wannabe' for 25th anniversary gala
London, Sep 18 (IANS) The popular band Spice Girls is said to be planning big for their 25th anniversary. Plans include a reboot of their debut song, Wannabe, which was one of the biggest pop tracks of the nineties.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
120,000-year-old human footprints found in Saudi Arabia
London, Sep 18 (IANS) The landscape of the region now known as Saudi Arabia was completely different in the past from what it looks like today as researchers have discovered footprints of humans and a number of animals, including elephants, dated to roughly 120,000-years-ago.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
K'tka demands to expedite Kalasa Banduri and Mekedatu dam projects (LD)
Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government has appealed to the Union government to expedite the process of granting the terms of reference for the Mekedatu project.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC to hear plea opposing artificial reproduction of animals
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine a plea seeking directions to declare the use of artificial reproduction technique (ART) on animals as cruel and illegal.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Nora Fatehi: There's something magical in Neha Kakkar's voice
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Dancer-actress Nora Fatehi has made her mark with a series of special dance numbers in Bollywood films, and many of her big dance hits have been voiced by playback star Neha Kakkar. Nora feels there is something magical about the way Neha sings.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Varun Badola tests Covid negative after wife Rajeshwari tested positive
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) After actress Rajeshwari Sachdev tested Covid positive, her husband, actor Varun Badola, had himself tested. His report is negative.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gujarat HC asks govt to take decision on school fees
Gandhinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Friday said that the state government was independent enough to take a decision on the school fees to be charged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yield on govt securities moderated sharply in Q1: Fin Min report
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The additional public expenditure on account of the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed up government borrowing during the April-June quarter with the Centre issuing dated securities aggregating to Rs 3,46,000 crore as against Rs 2,21,000 crore in Q1 of FY20, according to quarterly report on public debt management brought out by the Finance Ministry.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Separate queue for Covid patients at polling booths in Bihar polls
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has has asked authorities to prepare a separate voters list for Corona-positive patients.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt get flirty during virtual reunion
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Hollywood couple Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt got flirty while reading out a raunchy scene, when they got together for a virtual reading out session.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Federation keen to re-start sparring for boxers, in talks with SAI
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Boxing Federation of India is in talks with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to restart sparring -- contact training -- in a limited manner at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala, where most of India's top male and female boxers are currently training in a non-contact manner.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Forecast of heavy rain in south Bengal from Sunday
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) A large part of several south Bengal districts, including state capital Kolkata, is likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall from Sunday evening onwards owing to a depression in the Bay of Bengal.
2020-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sandalwood case: CCB summons Cong leader's son, actor and TV anchor
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) In a bid to dig deeper into the drug scandal involving Sandalwood celebrities, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru police has summoned Kannada TV anchor Akul Balaji, actor Aryann Santosh and son of Congress MLA R.V. Devaraj and Sudhama Nagar corporator R.V. Yuvaraj to its office on Saturday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Christina Aguilera didn't find kissing Madonna in 2003 'shocking'
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Christina Aguilera has opened up about her much-discussed kiss with singer Madonna at a 2003 music awards ceremony.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B-Town wishes Shabana Azmi on her 70th birthday
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Wishes and greetings poured in from B-Towners for veteran actress Shabana Azmi on her 70th birthday. Bollywood celebrities took to their verified social media accounts on Friday to share good wishes for the multiple National Award-winning actress.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
No procurement from nations where Indian tenders prohibited: Govt
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Central government has barred companies from countries, which do not allow Indian companies to participate in their government procurement, from participating in any government procurement tenders in India.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Covid relief: Goa beach shacks may get 50% licence fee rebate
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) The Goa government is expected to offer 50 per cent relief in licence fees to beach shack operators in the state, in order to tide over the losses accrued due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National
Sushant's sister Meetu Singh: Bhai was my pride
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Meetu Singh, elder sister of Sushant Singh Rajput, has shared a painting of her late brother and late mother on social media. Meetu expressed her pain at the untimely demise of her brother, saying he was her pride, adding that she is unable to cope with her loss.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Anurag regrets Nehru remarks as LS sees 4 adjournments (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) After the Lok Sabha witnessed four adjournments on Friday due to a ruckus over his remarks pertaining to the PM National Relief Fund set up by independent India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Union Minister of State Anurag Thakur expressed regrets in the House.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
30 COVID vaccine candidates being developed: Health Ministry
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) : Nearly 30 Covid vaccine candidates in pre-clinical and clinical stages are under development by pharmaceutical industry and academia in India. While three of them are in advanced stage of Phase I/II/III trials and 4 are in advanced pre-clinical development stage, union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, told the Parliament on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Wanted Greenwood not to play for England during break: Solskjaer
Manchester, Sep 18 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come down heavily on England for selecting Mason Greenwood, saying that the team's young forward should have been rested this summer.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kumar Sanu's daughter Shannon K exhort people to be themselves in new song
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Young singer Shannon K has unveiled a new song, which she describes as her personal interpretation of self-confidence and dreams.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Bollywood
Pak premier to rank up Kashmir dispute at 75th UNGA session
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The all important general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will be commencing from September 22 in a virtual session with zero in-person participation from anyone from outside.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,National
Goa CMO examining Lokayukta order against BJP MLA
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) A day after the Goa Lokayukta passed an order which indicts BJP MLA and former Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar in a disproportionate assets case, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that his office is examining the order against the legislator.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Emissions could add 38cm to sea level rise by 2100: Study
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica's melting ice sheets could together contribute more than 38 centimetre of global sea level rise by 2100, says a NASA-led study.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
MNCs hire 180 AMU students
Aligarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the Covid-19 crisis hit the campus placement prospects across the country, a host of multinational companies such as Tech Mahindra, Goldman Sachs, BYJU's, Optum, Chegg India, Data mark, ATG, Hexa view, and Tech Recru among others hired 180 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students pursuing courses in arts, social science, commerce, management and science in an online placement drive.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
NCB nabs 6 more Mumbai drug peddlers, seizes 1.4 kg narcotics
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Continuing its crackdown on the drugs trade in Mumbai as part of the probe into the narcotics angle in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested six more drug peddlers, an official said here on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Former cops slam Julio Ribeiro for backing anti-India sentiment
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former police officers have slammed former top cop Julio Francis Ribeiro for supporting anti-India sentiment and communal narrative in
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
1,330 more corona cases in J&K
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) As many as 1,330 more persons tested coronavirus positive in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, while 15 more COVID-19 fatalities took the Union Territory's death toll to 966.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Opposing Muslims' gain from OBC quota not communal: Sudharshan News
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Sudarshan News on Friday told the Supreme Court its show on "big expose of a conspiracy to infiltrate Muslims in government service", is based on "solid facts" that the Zakat Foundation has received funds from various terror-linked organisations.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
CSK have edge in spin dept, Mumbai in batting (IPL Match 1 Preview)
Abu Dhabi, Sep 18 (IANS) Two of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history -- Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) -- will be up against each other in the opening match of the 13th edition here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19: Andhra continues to log higher recoveries
Amaravati, Sep 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has been consistent in clocking a higher number of recoveries than the daily detection rate of new Covid infections, health officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
IPL 13: Lynn banking on T10 form in UAE to fire in for MI
Abu Dhabi, Sep 18 (IANS) Australian top-order batsman Chris Lynn is banking on his form at last year's T10 tournament in UAE to fire for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting Saturday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Gwalior taking centre stage as MP politics heats up
Gwalior, Sep 18 (IANS) With 16 of the 28 vacant Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh situated in the Gwalior-Chambal belt -- seen as the stronghold of BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia -- Gwalior is gaining centre stage in the state politics ahead of the bypolls in these segments.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max may come with 6GB RAM: Report
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Apple is expected to launch four new iPhones under the iPhone 12 series which would include two premium variants and now, the higher-end iPhone 12 Pro Max has passed through 'AnTuTu Benchmark revealing storage configuration and performance.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-BJP MLA Parul Sahu joins Congress in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid the ongoing defections ahead of the bypolls to 27 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, former BJP MLA Parul Sahu joined the Congress on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian, Chinese troops in rifle range at 4 places at Pangong Lake
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Despite the Indian and Chinese foreign ministers agreeing to reduce tensions along the disputed border, both the countries troops are in rifle range at four locations at Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh, a senior official in the security establishment said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Hockey has made women players financially secure: Captain Rani
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Hockey has made members of the Indian national womne's team financially independent at a young age and they are in a better position to take care of their families' needs, national captain Rani said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
ED attaches Rs 45 cr assets in B'luru bank fraud case
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 45.32 crore of Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank's former and present executives in an alleged fraud case, an official said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army inquiry report for disciplinary action in Shopian case
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) An internal inquiry ordered by the Army into the encounter killing of three persons in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir in July has held that the concerned security personnel had exceeded their powers under the AFSPA and recommended disciplinary proceedings.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Science/Tech,Terrorism
Paytm says money safe, back on Google Play Store shortly
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Leading digital payments platform Paytm on Friday said they have temporarily removed the cashback component from the cricket league on its platform in an effort to meet the Google Play Store policy requirements.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
TikTok, WeChat to be banned from US app stores on Sunday
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) The TikTok and WeChat apps will be banned from US app stores starting Sunday, the country's Department of Commerce said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ED attaches 3 hotels valued at Rs 100 cr in PMC Bank case
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached three hotels in Delhi valued at Rs 100 crore in the PMC Bank fraud case.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Free speech, not hatred': SC says media self-regulation system toothless
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday, citing the Sudarshan News programme "UPSC Jihad", said there are many gaps in the self-regulation model of media, and as a consequence, the TV programme implicated the whole Muslim community as attempting to destabilise and take over the civil services.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Himachal gives green signal to reopen schools from Sept 21
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Friday gave its nod to reopen educational institutions outside the containment zones in the state, from September 21 as per the standard operating procedure of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education
Tripura worst in Covid death rate, 6 NE states' recovery rate below national average
Agartala/Aizawl/Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) Tripura figures in the bottom of Covid-19 death rate, while six of the eight northeastern states' recovery rates are less than the national average of 78.86 per cent, Union Health ministry data revealed on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tripura,National
Re 1 cess on petrol, diesel to fund Andhra road infrastructure
Amaravati, Sep 18 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday introduced a Road Development Cess of Re 1 per litre on petrol and diesel to raise funds for developing the state road infrastructure, which is currently in a bad shape after heavy rainfall.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Salman Khan's 'Wanted' turns 11
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Salman Khan-starrer Wanted was released on this day 11 years ago.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Actor Surya's comments avoidable, but no contempt: Madras HC
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday said that cine actor Surya's comments on the judiciary could have been avoided and may have been "unnecessary and unwarranted", but ruled out initiation of contempt of court proceedings.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pak targets Poonch, Bandipora villages across LoC (Ld)
Jammu, Sep 18 (IANS) Hours after launching unprovoked firing across the Line of Control in Gurez sector of Bandipora district on Friday, Pakistan used mortars and other weapons to target Indian positions in Balakote sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Did Sunny Leone take an indirect jibe at Kangana Ranaut?
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Sunny Leone seems to be taking a dig at Kangana Ranaut in her new Instagram post on Friday, for dragging her name into the Urmila Matondkar controversy.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Afghanistan: Money exchanger stages 'self kidnap', held
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) A money exchanger was arrested in Afghanistan's western province of Herat for allegedly concocting a plan to stage his own abduction in a bid to receive money from his family, officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
53-year-old German woman found dead in Goa
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) A 53-year-old German woman has been found dead in her apartment in the beach village of Canacona in South Goa district, police said Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sensex sheds gains in last hour sell-off, finance stocks fall
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian stock market reversed all its gains made during the day in the last hour of trade to end in the red on Friday, with the BSE Sensex settling 134 points lower.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
LS adjourned thrice over Minister's Nehru trust remark
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha witnessed three adjournments on Friday after its proceedings were disrupted due to a ruckus over Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur's remark about first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's National Relief Fund.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All Delhi schools to remain closed till October 5, says govt
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In view of the rising number of coronavirus cases, the Delhi government announced on Friday that all schools in the city will continue to remain fully closed till October 5.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Paris Hilton feels 'responsible' for kids being obsessed with social media
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton, counted as the original influencer by many, says she feels responsible for teenagers obsessed with social media today, and feels like she helped create a monster.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Calcutta HC takes suo motu cognizance of Visva Bharati dispute
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday took suo motu cognizance of a recent incident at the Visva Bharati and constituted a four-member committee to find a solution to the ongoing dispute over the central university's campus.
2020-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Calcutta HC directs removal of Harsh Vardhan Lodha from MP Birla Group of Cos
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday passed its final judgment directing the removal of Harsh Vardhan Lodha from all the positions within the M.P. Birla Group.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Alaya F celebrates 'freedom' in a white cut-out monokini
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Alaya F has posted a stunning photograph from the beach, in a monokini.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Covid-19 can cause decline in life expectancy globally: Study
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers now claim that Covid-19 pandemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions of the world, unless the spread of the disease is contained.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Michael Madsen's India debut in Anushka Shetty-Madhavan's 'Nishabdham' on Oct 2
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Anushka Shetty-R. Madhavan horror thriller Nishabdham has been confirmed for a Gandhi Jayanti release on OTT. A highlight of the film is the fact that it features Hollywood star Michael Madsen in a very special role.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vagabond's clue helps police arrest 3 in gang-rape case
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Finding itself staring at a dead end while looking for culprits in a gang-rape case, Delhi Police was helped in their arrest by a vagabond who revealed that one of the accused was a 'one-eyed man'.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akal Takht reprimands SGPC over missing Guru Granth Sahib copies
Amritsar, Sep 18 (IANS) The Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of Sikhs, on Friday held the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) accountable for lapses by its officials which caused over 300 copies of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, to go missing.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Preparing for potential Covid-19 vaccine launch: Moderna CEO
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) US-based biotech firm Moderna is actively preparing for a potential commercial launch of mRNA-1273, its Covid-19 vaccine, the company's CEO has said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Pak starts anti-India campaign over Kashmir ahead of UNGA debate
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) To garner international community's attention over the Jammu and Kashmir issue ahead of the 75th session general debate in the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Pakistan has planned an online anti-India and free Kashmir propaganda on social media platforms from Saturday, Intelligence source said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
NBFC delinquencies could see up to 250 bps spike this fiscal
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The rapid increase in Covid-19 afflictions and intermittent lockdowns will increase asset quality challenges of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), already grappling with the economic slowdown since last fiscal, Crisil Ratings said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chromebooks get 'Premium' gaming section on Play Store
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Google Play Store on Chromebooks has now added a Premium gaming section that makes it easier for users to discover games designed for Chromebook.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
12-year-old Hyderabad girl falls into drain, washed away
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A 12-year-old girl died after falling into a drain while cycling in Hyderabad, police said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways shaped as per new India's aspirations: PM (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Inaugurating the 1.9-km Kosi Rail Mahasetu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that his government had in the last six years made efforts to shape the Indian Railways as per the aspirations of a new India and 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC orders status quo on demolition of building with Dutch East India Company connection
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered status quo on the proposed demolition of the iconic Collectorate Building/Afim Ka Bhandar in Patna city.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Bhagwati Van' to be spiritual tourism hub in UP (Ld)
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government plans to develop an eco-tourism spot that could provide a perfect place for people looking for a spiritual sojourn.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Day after RS speech BJP MP tests Covid positive; TMC leader sounds alarm
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has tested positive for COVID-19 after giving an elaborate speech on Maharashtra's handling of the pandemic on Wednesday, and TMC MP Derek O Brien has raised a red flag.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Syrian forces target two Turkish armoured vehicles in Idlib
Damascus, Sep 18 (IANS) Syrian forces targeted two Turkish armored vehicles in the northwestern province of Idlib on Friday, a war monitor reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Defence/Security
UV light kills Covid-19 virus without harming people: Study
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) In a significant breakthrough, researchers have discovered that using Ultraviolet C (UVC) light with a wavelength of 222 nanometres (touted as safer to use around humans) effectively kills the Covid-19 virus.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Japan,National,Health/Medicine
Nadda: Those opposing farm bills speaking middlemen's language
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was going all out against the opposition for what he called 'falsehood' spread by it over their resistance to three farm bills, BJP President JP Nadda, too, staunchly defended the legislations.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tatiana Maslany is She-Hulk of Marvel universe
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany is set to play She-Hulk, the latest superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to hit the screen.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
China blames faith of Uyghur Muslims for concentration camps in Xinjiang
New Delhi/Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Justifying its internment camps for Uyghur Muslims, the Chinese Communist Party regime has admitted that it has subjected, on an average around 1.3 million people to re-education since 2014.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Angel Broking's IPO opens on Sep 22, price band set at Rs 305-306
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Retail broking house Angel Broking Limited will open its initial public offering (IPO) of equity shares on September 22, 2020.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Centre forcing farm laws on nation: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed the Centre for what he called "forcing the farm legislations on the nation as part of a conspiracy to destroy farmers and Punjab, of which the Akalis were a part".
2020-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
K'taka doctors asked to call off strike amid Covid crisis
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Assuring the government doctors of considering their demand for wage revision, Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday urged them to call off their strike and report for duty.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
FIVB confirms cancellation of Volleyball Club World C'ships 2020
Lausanne, Sep 18 (IANS) World volleyball governing body FIVB has cancelled the FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Govt's ambitious rural broadband plan running behind schedule
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in his Independence Day speech that every village in the country will be connected by optical fibre cable (OFC) in the next 1,000 days, things on the ground seem to be moving way behind schedule.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Iran & Saudi Arabia: China's new launch pads in the M-E
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) China has flagged Iran and Saudi Arabia as its bridgeheads for expanding its influence in the Middle East, taking advantage of Tehrans international isolation and Riyadhs focus on nuclear energy.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Village heads of Bikru, Bheeti removed on Kanpur DM's orders
Kanpur (UP), Sep 18 (IANS) Bikru village head Anjali Dubey and her Bheeti counterpart Vishnupal Singh have been removed from their posts following orders from Kanpur District Magistrate Alok Tewari, an officer said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Quran takes centre stage in Kerala Gold Smuggling case
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) The controversial Kerala gold smuggling case appears to have taken a new turn with the Holy Quran now taking centre stage.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Nia Sharma replies to trolls who slammed her for 'vulgar' birthday cake
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Nia Sharma posted a new video on Friday, seemingly as a reply to the widespread trolling she faced after posting videos of her birthday celebration the day before, where she is seeing cutting a cake shaped like a male member.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SMBs can account for 30% of India's Public Cloud market: Nasscom
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) With Cloud adoption among India's small and medium-sized businesses growing, they can account for 28-30 per cent of the country's Public Cloud market by 2025, a Nasscom report said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SSR case: CBI's SIT apprises top officials of developments
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the nation's premier investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Friday met senior officials and apprised them of the findings into the mysterious death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
11 more COVID deaths, 2,043 new cases in Telangana
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Eleven more people succumbed to COVID-19 in Telangana while 2,043 tested positive for the virus, officials said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Tropical storm Noul makes landfall in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 18 (IANS) The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) on Friday issued a warning to 24 provinces to brace for flooding as tropical storm Noul made landfall in the country's north and north-east regions.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Thailand,Environment/Wildlife
Childhood neglect may lead to teen pregnancy: Study
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that children who experience neglect are seven times more likely than other abuse victims to have a teen pregnancy.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Kangana 'will quit twitter' if anyone can prove she starts fights
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid backlash against her abrasive comments on Urmila Matondkar, Jaya Bachchan and Bollywood in general, actress Kangana Ranaut has claimed that she has a record of never starting a fight, and is ready to quit Twitter if anyone can prove otherwise.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
NATO forces' M4 gun falls in JeM hands in Kashmir
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) designated international terrorist and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) founder Maulana Masood Azhars three nephews, each carrying a US-made M4 sniper, have been killed in three different encounters in Kashmir in the last three years.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Two brothers fighting in the RJD, says Sambit Patra
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) Firebrand BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on Friday said that two brothers in the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) were fighting with each other, referring to Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav. The lantern, which is the RJD's election symbol, neither had oil nor glory now, added Patra.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'Bhagirathi Van' to be spiritual tourism hub in UP
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government plans to develop an eco-tourism spot that could provide a perfect place for people looking for a spiritual sojourn.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
DMRC ridership declined during riots, protests: Govt
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) has said that there was some decline in cumulative ridership due to protests and riots in Delhi, the Centre has informed Parliament.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Philippines cemeteries to be closed during observance season
Manila, Sep 18 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines announced on Friday that all private and public cemeteries, memorial parks and columbariums will be closed during the observance of All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Philippines,Religion
Google Play store removes Paytm app citing gambling policy
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Google has removed digital payments major Paytm's app from its Play Store for allegedly violating its gambling policies.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Flipkart launches MarQ Android 9.0 Smart TV range
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Flipkart on Friday launched a new range of MarQ Smart TVs powered by Android 9.0, ahead of the upcoming festive season.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
IPL 13: Bumrah can fill Malinga's shoes for MI, feels Lee
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Australia speedster Brett Lee feels Jasprit Bumrah can fill the shoes of Sri Lanka veteran Lasith Malinga for the Mumbai Indians in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting Saturday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chinese imperialism poses incurable threat to the world
Two viruses have taken over the world. One, a minuscule creature called Covid-19, has killed more than 8,00,000 people around the globe, but is slowing down and will most likely be eliminated in the coming months. Vaccines have already been developed against it and once inoculated, citizens of the world can expect to go on with their normal lives. However, it is the second virus, that of Chinese imperialism, which poses a long term and a much more potent and incurable threat to the world at large.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Opinion/Commentary
Big B wears face shield on KBC 12 set, urges all to be safe
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan, who is back at work after recently recovering from Covid-19, is taking no chances on the sets and following due protection norms against the virus.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India, Pak trade heavy fire on LoC
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of Bandipora district on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
AI-based cameras detect rail travellers with fever, without masks
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Technology has come to the rescue of the Indian Railways -- operating 310 passenger, Mail and Express trains as of now across the country -- in detecting passengers with coronavirus-like symptoms, as Artificial Intelligence-based surveillance cameras have so far detected 28 passengers with mild fever before they could get on board.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Fin Min directs customs for strict scrutiny of imports to prevent FTA misuse
New Delhi, Sept. Sep 18 (IANS) Government has directed customs formations across the country for strict scrutiny of all imports from free trade agreement (FTA) countries to prevent entry of goods at concessional duty misusing the country of origin rules.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yosemite closes due to wildfire smoke, hazardous air quality
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The Yosemite National Park, one of the most visited in the US, on has closed to all visitors and vehicular access due to significant smoke impact from the raging wildfires in the West Coast and hazardous air quality.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
K'tka CM seeks nod for Mekedatu, Kalasa Banduri Nala projects
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expedite approvals and clearances for irrigation and drinking water projects including Mekedatu and Kalasa Banduri Nala to utilise the water resources allocated to the state.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sona Mohapatra on Kangana's recent attacks: 'Worst act of opportunism'
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Sona Mohapatra has slammed actress Kangana Ranaut, saying that playing the messiah by using a tragic death is the worst act of opportunism.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Over 35 Pak educational institutions shut for flouting SOPs (Ld)
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Within 72 hours of Pakistan reopening educational institutions accross the country after six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 35 of them were asked to shut for flouting health guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) laid down by the government to prevent the virus' spread.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ISI afflicted by same bungling and corruption as rest of Pak: New book
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistans spy agency is afflicted by the same bungling and corruption as the rest of the Pakistani state, according to a new book.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
No fluoride-affected villages in Telangana thanks to Mission Bhagiratha
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Telangana now has no fluoride-affected habitation as the state has overcome the problem thanks to Mission Bhagiratha, the state government's flagship programme to provide safe drinking water to every household.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Technology
UN peacekeeping member states urged to pay assessed contributions
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) The UN peacekeeping chief said that it was critical for member states to pay their assessed contributions in full and in due time.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Now, corruption issue gives headaches to Rajasthan Cong leadership
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) It has been only a few weeks that the Congress has come out of the political crisis in Rajasthan over the leadership issue, but the chinks in the party again came to the fore after a senior party leader raised the issue of corruption.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Allot 10K more seats under India BPO promotion scheme: TN CM
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Pointing out the success of the India BPO Promotion Scheme in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami has urged the Central government to allot 10,000 more seats under the scheme.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bacterial outbreak infects thousands in China amid Covid-19
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, now several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for brucellosis, a bacterial disease, the authorities has confirmed recently.
2020-09-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
National Esports Championship to begin from September 25
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The country's top gaming stars will be seen showcasing their skills at the 2020 National Esports Championship set to take place from September 25 to 27.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Cyber attack on NIC computers, email traced to Bengaluru
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In a massive security breach, a malware has attacked approximately 100 computers of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), the government's nodal agency which is responsible for securing critical cyber-infrastructure in the country and comes under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak puts onus on India for creating credible, conducive atmosphere
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The blame game between India and Pakistan continue, as tensions move from bad to worse with griming hopes of table talks.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Goa AAP Convener resigns, says will continue to work for party
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Goa AAP Convener Elvis Gomes on Friday said that he was stepping down from the post, adding that he would work at the grass-roots level and try to expand the party base ahead of the 2022 Assembly polls.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
EBITDA margin of Print Media to shrink by 10% in FY21: Ind-Ra
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) India Ratings and Research on Friday opined that the overall 'EBITDA' margin of print media players are likely to shrink 10 per cent on a year-on-year basis in FY21.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Air India Express' ops to Dubai temporarily suspended
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Air India Express operations to Dubai has been temporarily suspended for 15 days starting Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Blatant lie: PM Modi tears into opposition on Farm Bills
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Opposition parties on Friday, saying they are "lying" to farmers. He also claimed that the NDA Government is doing what "they" themselves promised in their manifestos, referring to the Congress.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Urmila thanks 'real people of India' for support after Kangana's 'soft porn star' jibe
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Urmila Matondkar took to Twitter on Friday to thank those who stood by her after Kangana Ranaut referred to her as a soft porn star.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Another Maharashtra Minister infected by Covid
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Maharashtra Congress leader and Energy Minister Nitin Raut tested Covid-19 positive here on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
ByteDance plans TikTok IPO on US stock exchange: Report
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) As a decision on the proposal that TikTok had submitted to the US administration to resolve its security concerns is expected soon, its Chinese parent company ByteDance is planning to launch an initial public offering for the short video-sharing platform, CNBC reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
RS okays salary cut for MPs amid demand for MPLAD funds' restoration
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Opposition and the Treasury benches unanimously supported the salary cut for MPs, even as the opposition MPs demanded restoration of the MPLAD funds.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump won't attend UN General Assembly in person
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will not attend next week's UN General Assembly (UNGA) in person, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Andhra police foil BJP's 'Chalo Amalapuram' call
Amalapuram (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday foiled the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 'Chalo Amalapuram' call, a protest against the recent Antarvedi temple chariot blaze.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid-19: Takes humility to put others first in this battle for survival, says Kaif
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif has paid tributes to Covid-19 workers, saying their willingness to work in a selfless manner is what made them stand out during difficult times.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Sony launches new over-ear headphones in India
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Sony on Friday launched the latest over-ear headphones in India for Rs 29,990.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Covid generational opportunity to reimagine education without barriers: HC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday while passing a judgment on a plea filed by an NGO held that the Covid-19 pandemic is "a generational opportunity to re-imagine education by removing connectivity barriers".
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Koreas to mark Pyongyang summit anniversary
Seoul, Sep 18 (IANS) South and North Korea will on Saturday commemorate the second anniversary of their Pyongyang summit deal, amid a stalemate in bilateral ties and denuclearization talks
2020-09-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Kia Motors India launches its compact SUV Sonet
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Kia Motors India on Friday launched its first-ever compact SUV "Sonet" in India.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Bengaluru police nab duo, recover LSD and THC coated jellies
Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS) Continuing its battle against illegal drugs in Bengaluru, the Central Crime Branch's narcotics wing seized LSD strips and Tetra Hydrocannabinol (THC) coated jelly worth Rs 4 lakhs on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sanjay Dutt reunites with kids in Dubai after months
Dubai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Dutt, upon reaching the emirate, is spending time with wife Maanayata and their children Shahraan and Iqra.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
AMU hikes fees for foreign students, draws protests
Aligarh (UP), Sep 18 (IANS) For foreign students, taking admission in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is set to become costlier as the varsity has increased the fee for all its courses ranging from 6 to 54 per cent for the next academic session.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Covid fallout: Fiscal deficit may rise to Rs 14.6L cr in FY21
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The gap between government's total income and expenditure is expected to balloon to Rs 14.6 lakh crore or 7.6 per cent of GDP in FY21 as economic disruptions are set for a long haul due to Covid-19 pandemic, brokerages analysing the deficit numbers said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India Ratings gives 'negative' outlook for banking sector in 2HFY21
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) India Ratings and Research has revised its outlook on the banking sector to 'negative' from 'stable' for 2HFY21.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Short video app Chingari inks music licensing deal with T-Series
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Homegrown short video-sharing platform Chingari which shot into popularity following the TikTok ban in June said on Friday that it has signed a music licensing agreement with T-Series.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Emiratis join expats in honouring 'greatest Indian engineer'
Abu Dhabi, Sep 18 (IANS) Emirati and Indian expats and engineers in the UAE came together at a virtual event to pay tribute to M. Vishweshvaraya, the 'greatest Indian engineer', the media reported on Thursday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
Rapid 90-minute Covid-19 test shown to be highly accurate
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have created a 90-minute high speed Covid-19 test which does not require a laboratory and can be performed in cartridges smaller than a mobile phone with high accuracy.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Govt lists 3 Finance Bills for passage in LS on Friday
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The central government has listed three Finance Bills for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the fifth day of the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM inaugurates Kosi Rail mega bridge
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ahead of the Bihar polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kosi Rail mega bridge in Bihar, through video conferencing on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mirpur activist at UNHRC says people want freedom from Pakistan
Geneva/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A prominent rights activist from Mirpur at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that people in Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) were desperate to get freedom and join the Indian union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Dhoni's 'aggression' has had positive influence on my game, says Thapa
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian footballer Anirudh Thapa has revealed that former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni's aggression has had a very positive influence on his game.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Football
SEBI tells MFs to put in place policy for trade execution, allocation
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has made it mandatory for mutual fund houses to put in place a policy specifying the specific roles and responsibilities of various teams engaged in activities dealing with order placement, execution of order, trade allocation amongst various schemes.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Supply gadgets with net packages to EWS students: Delhi HC
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday directed private unaided as well as government schools, including Kendriya Vidyalayas, to supply gadgets of optimum configuration along with Internet packages to EWS/DG students for accessing online education.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Farming is soul of Punjab, attack on soul won't be tolerated: Sidhu
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Marking his presence in politics with almost over an year of 'silence', former Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday slammed the BJP-led Central government for bringing the farm bills.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Google reinforces Play Store gambling policies before IPL 13
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to commence in Abu Dhabi and Google on Friday reiterated that its Play Store will not allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Sports
B'desh to halt Covid-19 services in 12 hospitals
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Covid-19 services will be halted in 12 hospitals across Bangladesh due to the lack of patients, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
MSP for crops has improved and increased under Modi govt
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Under the Modi government, the minimum support price (MSP) regime has
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Microsoft announces new tool to find, fix bugs at scale
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Microsoft has introduced a new tool on its open source repository GitHub that will further help developers and security researchers find and remove critical bugs.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Yogi may bring ordinance to restrict religious conversion
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is planning to promulgate an ordinance against religious conversions soon.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Seagate launches 18TB hard drive for enterprises
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) US data storage company Seagate Technology on Friday introduced an 18TB helium-based enterprise hard drive as part of the Exos X18 family in India.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Doha talks will be difficult, tough decisions needed: Abdullah
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, has said that the talks between government and the Taliban will be difficult, stating that the Afghan team will face issues that will require hard decisions to be made.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Team that will overcome testing conditions will triumph (IPL 13 preview)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) After months of uncertainty, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to get underway on Saturday, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - a venue that many players are unfamiliar with.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Amazon's Sukumar Rathnam to take over as Uber's new CTO
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Ride-hailing major Uber is all set to bring Sukumar Rathnam, currently a Vice President at Amazon, as its new Chief Technology Officer, the media reported.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Stroke scans can reveal Covid-19 infection: Study
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that Covid-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
16 more educational institutions closed in Pak
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 16 more educational institutions in Pakistan were closed in the last 24 hours due to non-compliance of health guidelines or standard operating procedures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Abu Dhabi set to host Return to UFC Fight Island from Sep 26-Oct 25
New Delhi/Abu Dhabi, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian sports fans can look forward to exciting times ahead. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to commence in Abu Dhabi and hot on its heels is the second edition of the popular UFC Fight Island as the UAE capital city emerges as front runner in the revival of the global tourism and sports industry amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Rise in Kerala Covid cases makes Shailaja face reality
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Gone are the days when Kerala State Health Minister K. K.Shailaja was omnipresent in the TV channels taking all the accolades, when the Covid pandemic was gripping the country and Kerala was fighting it, but today she is hardly visible.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Ankur Bhatia: OTTs setting commendable level in entertainment
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Ankur Bhatia says essaying the role of a Pakistani Army Chief in the upcoming web series Crackdown was a difficult challenge.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Agri Bills: Cong's present actions refute their past's
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress is hypocritical in its opposition to the pro-farmer bills introduced by the Modi government as it also wanted barrier-free trade of agriculture produce when in power at the Centre, sources close to the government said.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rupam Kaur: Traditional matchmaking fraught with prejudice
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) For Rupam Kaur, an Indian-American physician, the pursuit of finding love a second time took more than the traditional formula of meeting with suitors via a matchmaker. Having found her partner on the dating app Bumble after a divorce, Kaur says that the "traditional concept of arranged matchmaking holds a lot of prejudiced and preconceived notions".
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Polio cases in Pak this year reaches 72
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The total number of polio cases in Pakistan so far this year has reached 72, after nine fresh cases were detected in Punjab and Balochistan provinces, according to health authorities.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Censorship can be quite oppressive for artists: Sunil Shanbag
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) Back in the early 1970s, Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar's play 'Sakharam Binder' -- which features the character of a bookbinder who 'takes in' women abandoned or dejected by other men and uses them as domestic help and sexual partners -- struggled with the Stage Scrutiny Board (the censor board) and sections of society. In 2020, a play explores the idea of censorship in the arts through this story.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Pak High Commission in London receives warrants for Sharif
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The Pakistan High Commission in London has received arrest warrants sent by the Imran Khan-led government for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, it was reported on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Trinamool MP kicks up a row by mocking cow urine in RS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress kicked up a row inside the Rajya Sabha on Friday as it mocked cow urine. It found itself in the minority as parties from across the nation vouched for homoeopathy, ayurveda and other alternate sources of medicine.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajya Sabha passes Homoeopathy Bills
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Friday passed two Bills -- the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Abish Mathew: Bringing comedy back to live space an uphill battle, let the climb begin
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) One of the most recognised faces of Indian comedy, and the mind behind talk show 'Son of Abish', Abish Mathew says that COVID-19 forced a lot of creators to go completely digital and it will be difficult for the comedy industry to come back to the live space.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
French Open: Attendance of spectators reduced to 5K per day
Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) The organisers of the Roland Garros 2020 have now been forced to reduce the number of spectators from 11,500 spectators per day to 5,000 per day due to a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.
2020-09-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Ex-aide to Pence slams Trump's Covid-19 response
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A former aide to US Vice President Mike Pence has slammed President Donald Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, and said she will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the November 3 election.
2020-09-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mumbai NCB raids 4 drug peddlers, recovers 1.418 kg narcotics
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Continuing its operation against the drugs trade in Mumbai, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has detained four drug peddlers as part of its investigations into the drugs angle in the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, an official said here on Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patients suffering from COVID-19 are facing cardiac issues
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANSlife) The original thought was that the novel coronavirus is a respiratory disease, but as the number of patients who have contracted the virus are increasing, it has become clear that COVID-19 has several other implications.
2020-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life