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Beauty of Taormina having 'positive' impact on G7 talks, says Italian PM
Taormina (Italy), May 26 (IANS/AKI) The sheer beauty of the Sicilian coastal resort of Taormina is exerting a positive influence on talks between leaders of the world's wealthiest nations at the G7 summit, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Duo arrested for armed robberies, 2 cops injured
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Two men who robbed businessmen returning home with their day's earnings at gunpoint have been arrested after a chase which left two policemen injured, police said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fake Rs 2,000 notes seized in Bengal
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) One person was arrested with fake Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination with the face value of Rs 5 lakh in West Bengal's Murshidabad, police said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Need to promote electric vehicles: Gadkari
Nagpur, May 26 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that electric vehicles need to be promoted in order to cut down expenses incurred on crude oil imports.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
CBI lodges FIR in NET answer-sheet scam
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against senior CBSE official Antriksh Johri and some other government officials for allegedly hiring a private firm to scan the answer-sheets of 7.94 lakh in this year's National Eligibility Test (NET), an official said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Today's meeting a start to rallying opposition against Modi: Hariprasad
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Terming Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's luncheon meeting with leaders of 17 opposition parties in Delhi "just a beginning", party General Secretary B.K. Hariprasad on Friday said the party would make all efforts to bring together political forces for a united fight against the Narendra Modi government ahead of the 2019 general elections.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Foreign drug traders getting SIMs with forged documents: Goa DGP
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Several foreigners indulging in drug-trade and financial fraud in Goa have been using SIM cards obtained through forged photos and identification documents, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Inter-state kidney racket busted in Delhi, four held
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Four persons, including a woman, members of an inter-state kidney racket, have been arrested here, the police said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul denied permission to visit Saharanpur, Congress upset
Lucknow/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday denied permission to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to visit the violence-hit villages of Saharanpur district, where caste conflict has left two dead and scores injured.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
G7 leaders sign anti-terrorism statement
Taormina (Italy), May 26 (IANS/AKI) Leaders of the world's richest nations on Friday at the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy, inked a declaration on the fight against terrorism and extremism.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Indian Hotels' MD and CEO Sarna resigns
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Tata Group promoted Indian Hotels Company on Friday said that its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Rakesh Sarna has resigned for personal reasons.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jugnauth meets Rajnath, other ministers
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India and Mauritius on Friday discussed various issues including security cooperation as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other Ministers called on visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth here.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Labourer held for kidnapping Delhi contractor's child
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A 45-year-old man has been arrested for kidnapping the four-year-old son of a civil contractor who employed him, the police said here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shah lauds Major Gogoi, hopes J&K situation will look up soon
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday expressed confidence that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir will be brought under control soon and things will start looking up sooner than later.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sarfraz confident of Pakistan's Champions Trophy chances
Birmingham, May 26 (IANS) His side comes into the Champions Trophy eighth in the ICC ODI rankings, but Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is confident of making the most of having nothing to lose in the upcoming tournament.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Farmers should anticipate market demand: Minister
Kota (Rajasthan), May 26 (IANS) Farmers should not follow the sheep mentality of going with the same crop trend which has done well in a particular period but should anticipate the market for their produce, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs C.R. Chaudhary said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Four jewellers booked for cheating SBI of Rs 65 cr
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday said it has registered a case against four jewellers for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 65 crore to the State Bank of India (SBI), an official said.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trapped in well for 48 hours, bear dies, cubs serious
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A female sloth bear, suspected to have stuck in an open dry well in Karnataka for 48 hours, died while her two cubs are in a serious condition, officials said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Constitution lays emphasis on removing social injustice: President
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the Constitution puts a lot of emphasis on removing social injustice and promoting positive actions to bring the disadvantaged sections in the mainstream.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian Hotels' Q4 standalone net profit down 55%
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Tata Group promoted Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) on Friday reported a decline of 55.07 per cent in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Badminton: India lose to China in Sudirman Cup quarters (Second Lead, correcting last para)
Gold Coast (Australia), May 26 (IANS) India failed to breach the Chinese wall and went down to the top seed nation 0-3 in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Tech Mahindra net down 33% in Q4
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Software major Tech Mahindra on Friday reported Rs 590 crore consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016-17, registering 33 per cent decline from Rs 876 crore in the same period last year.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
BJP leaders get bail, seven workers in police custody
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders including its national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh, and Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly, but remanded seven party workers to police custody till Monday in connection with disturbances during its protest here a day back.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Mauritius negotiating CECPA trade deal
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India and Mauritius are negotiating the finalisation of a "ground breaking" Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) that will boost trade and investment between both countries, visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Parents of infant suffering from rare liver disorder seeks help
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Parents of a one-and-half-year-old child, who is suffering from a rare liver disorder, are seeking to raise Rs 25 lakh through a crowd funding platform, for transplant.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Crowd applauds Trump in Taormina
Taormina (Italy), May 26 (IANS/AKI) US President Donald Trump on Friday was applauded by the crowd as he and other leaders attending the G7 summit toured the picturesque Sicilian coastal town of Taormina aboard golf carts.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
Kapil Mishra attack: BJYM leader files defamation complaint against AAP leaders
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A state executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Friday filed a defamation complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP spokesperson Sanjay Singh over the May 10 attack by a person on suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ramadan to begin in Kerala on Saturday
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) Muslim clerics announced that the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims keep a dawn-to-dusk fast would begin on Saturday in Kerala.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Attack by Pakistan's BAT unit repulsed in Uri, two killed: Army
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) The Army said on Friday it has foiled an attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir and killed two of the intruders.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
NCP, CPI-M to take up EVM hacking challenge
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The NCP and the CPI-M will participate in the Election Commission's challenge on June 3 to test the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will scale up Congress footprint on social media: Ramya
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) The Congress footprint on the social media will be scaled up as there is a need to counter BJP online propaganda, the opposition party's newly appointed social media chief Ramya Divyaspandana said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Media,Politics
Audi India commences sales offer
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) German luxury car manufacturer Audi India has commenced a discount offer on its entire range of vehicles ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakh, dealer sources said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Government will not go back on its promise on black money: Modi
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Marking the third anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday vowed not to go back on the government's fight against black money and said he was ready to pay any price for that campaign.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
CBSE to announce Class 12 results on Sunday
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce the Class 12 results on Sunday, the board said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
DLF's Q4 consolidated net profit at Rs 136 cr
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Real estate major DLF on Friday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 136 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Climate, trade, security, migration to figure in tough G7 summit
Taormina (Italy), May 26 (IANS/AKI) Officials expect tough talks at the G7 summit in Sicily on Friday and Saturday between US President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's wealthiest nations on a raft of issues from climate and trade to security, migration, North Korea and Russia.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Purab set to be showstopper at luxury fashion event
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Actor Purab Kohli is set to become the showstopper for Mumbai-based designer Kshitij Choudhary at the "India Luxury Style Week" here on Sunday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Badminton: India lose to China in Sudirman Cup quarters
Gold Coast (Australia), May 26 (IANS) India failed to breach the Chinese wall and went down to the top seed nation 0-3 in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Honoured to be part of Modi book: Indian artist
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) UAE-based Indian artist Akbar Saheb says he is honoured to be part of a new book based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speeches broadcast on radio programme 'Mann ki Baat'.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diaspora
Modi government most decisive, transparent, minus corruption taint: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said the Narendra Modi government is the "most decisive and transparent" the country has seen, without a single case of corruption against it, and its rule in the last three years has ended casteism, family rule and appeasement politics.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi most effective communicator of times: Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "one of the most effective communicators of the times" at a function where two books were released on Modi on completion of his three years in office.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala ministers, others flay new anti-slaughter rules
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) The central government's announcement of stringent rules on sale of cows and buffaloes at animal markets across India on Friday, aimed at deterring slaughter, took several Kerala ministers and the Congress-led opposition by surprise.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Only NCP to take up EVM hacking challenge
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Election Commission will hold a challenge to test the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines in which only the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will participate, while the AAP and Congress have declined to send their representatives.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UK terror threat linked to wars abroad, says Corbyn
London, May 26 (IANS) Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday said that the UK's involvement in military action abroad has fuelled the risk of terrorism at home.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hazarika, 'Bard of the Brahamputra', has bridge named after him
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Music maestro Bhupen Hazarika was known as the "Bard of the Brahmaputra" -- the river was his muse and inspired him to write around 100 songs, many in its praise.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Four airstrips in Odisha to be developed for UDAN programme
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday decided to make four airstrips operational by September this year for regional air connectivity under the initiatives of Ude Desh Ka Amm Nagarik (UDAN).
2017-05-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Delhi sizzles at 44 degrees C; respite likely on Saturday
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) It was a hot Friday in the national capital as the mercury soared to 44 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the Met Office said.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Lightning strike kills six people in Bengal
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Six people were killed in lightning in three West Bengal districts on Friday evening as a thunderstorm swept across the state's north-western part triggering rain, police said.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi, other leaders condole 'supercop' Gill's death
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a host of political leaders on Friday to mourn the death of 'supercop' K.P.S. Gill, who was hailed for his role in stamping out militancy in Punjab in the 1990s.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Four neighbours held for murder, gang rape in UP's Jewar
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A day after a scrap dealer was killed and four women of his family raped by a gang of armed men near Jewar, the Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday held the family's four neighbours and were probing personal enmity/robbery as the crime's motive.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kamal to lead Indian challenge at World TT meet
Dusseldorf (Germany), May 26 (IANS) Achanta Sharath Kamal will spearhead the Indian challenge at the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships, to be held here from May 29 to June 5.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
Centre modifies rules to end cattle slaughter
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Union Environment Ministry on Friday modified the animal cruelty rules, making it mandatory to ensure the cattle are not bought or sold with a purpose of slaughtering.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Telcos need to rejig their costing, prices under GST: Government
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) After the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime comes into effect, the telecom companies will need to re-work their costing and prices, the Finance Ministry said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Wreckage of missing Sukhoi located, no word on two pilots
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Three days after it went missing, the wreckage of a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet was found in a thick forest around 60 km from Tezpur in Assam on Friday, but there was no word on the two IAF pilots who were on board.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
US takes full responsibility for Manchester leaks: Tillerson
London, May 26 (IANS) Washington takes full responsibility for leaks regarding the British police investigation into the Manchester concert bombing, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday as he met British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson here.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Muslim-majority Bhiwandi, Malegaon reject BJP in civic polls
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The BJP bagged the Panvel civic body in Maharashtra's Raigad district, but was virtually rejected in the Muslim-dominated Bhiwandi and Malegaon towns as per election results declared on Friday, the day when the NDA central government celebrated its third year in power.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nitish stays away as opposition parties meet on presidential candidate (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Major opposition parties, led by the Congress, came together on Friday on a common platform and decided to contest the upcoming presidential election if the government does not come up with a consensus candidate -- but the absence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar set off speculation about possible political realignment.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar to lunch with tribals, cow-herders
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other top functionaries of the party here will visit the homes of Scheduled Tribes members and nomadic cow-herders and have lunch with them, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's completion of three years in office.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Trump calls Germans 'very bad', vows to curb car imports
Brussels, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has "reignited" tensions with his EU counterparts as he called the Germans "bad, very bad" for their trade surplus with the US.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Amul to start operations in Bihar, Assam
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union -- the makers of Amul -- is setting up a Rs 250-crore processing plant in West Bengal, and is expanding operations in the state's districts and also foraying into Bihar and Assam, officials said here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Indonesian cigarettes worth Rs 50 lakh seized
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Indonesian cigarettes worth Rs 50.40 lakh were seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in Goa, an official said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 arrested in connection with Jakarta blasts
Jakarta, May 26 (IANS) Indonesian police on Friday arrested three suspects in connection with the Islamic-State claimed twin suicide bomb attacks that rocked a bus terminal in the Indonesian capital, killing five people.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Indonesia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Four suspected of being child lifters thrashed
Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) Rumours about child lifters in Jharkhand and the attendant panic continued unabated as four more persons, suspected of being child lifters, were thrashed in a village on the outskirts of Ranchi on Friday, poice said.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Police deploy 10 anti-terror vans with commandos
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi Police launched 10 anti-terror 'Parakram' vans on Friday, each carrying five commandos armed with assault rifles, to provide round-the-clock security in high footfall areas of the national capital.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Two burglars, four car thieves arrested in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, May 26 (IANS) Two burglars and four car thieves were arrested in Ghaziabad in two separate incidents and stolen jewellery, cars, and motorcycles, besides some weapons, seized from them, police said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE President gifts dates to Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) In keeping with the spirit of the "Year of Giving", President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday gifted the people of Kerala a personally selected assortment of high-quality dates.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Entities to declare over Rs 2 lakh cash receipts by May 31: I-T
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Friday said that entities/people who have received cash above Rs 2 lakh in 2016-17 fiscal for sale of goods and services need to file Statement of Financial Transaction (SFT) in Form 61A by May 31.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
WADA asks Isinbayeva to be ambassador for clean sports in Russia: Source
Moscow, May 26 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reportedly asked legendary pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva to be an ambassador of clean sports in Russia, a source close to the situation has said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Athletics,Other Sports
Ghana to commemorate World No Tobacco Day
Accra, May 26 (IANS/MAP) Ghana will join the rest of the world to commemorate World No Tobacco Day on May 31 under the Theme "Tobacco, A Threat to Development".
2017-05-26
Category: International, Ghana,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Goa BJP cites fodder scam to justify mining scam probe delay
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) On the backfoot over delay in action against Goa's mine-owners accused of partly orchestrating a Rs 35,000-crore illegal mining scam, state BJP President Vinay Tendulkar on Friday justified the delay using Laloo Prasad's fodder scam case as defence.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
To shoot in heat is a task: Avinash Sachdev (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The rise in temperature has taken a toll on the cast and crew of upcoming TV show "Inteqam Ek Masoom Ka". Actor Avinash Sachdev says its hard for them to shoot at 40-plus degrees in Mathura.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Tata Chemicals posts 32% rise in Q4 net profit
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Tata Chemicals on Friday reported close to 32 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 343.02 crore in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, from Rs 260.21 crore in the corresponding period a year ago.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
US Senate confirms Indian American to key judicial post
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Indian American attorney Amul Thapar, US President Donald Trump's first appellate court nominee, has been confirmed by the Senate to a key judicial position.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diaspora
Congress urges EC for relaxation in EVM hackathon rules
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the terms and conditions attached by the Election Commission to an EVM hackathon from June 3 were a "barrier to a thorough test" of the voting machines and called for relaxations in three such rules for the challenge.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Clashes erupt in Sopore, Srinagar after Friday prayers
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Clashes broke out between protestors and security forces after Friday prayers in north Kashmir's Sopore town and Old City in Srinagar.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Government working for welfare of farmers: Javadekar
Shimla, May 26 (IANS) The central government is working towards the welfare of the farmers and aiming to double their income in five years, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Yogi in Varanasi, to join Modi government's third anniversary events
Varanasi, May 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reached the temple town of Varanasi on Friday evening to join the celebrations marking the third anniversary of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SC declines early hearing of PIL for SIT probe into Saharanpur violence
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hold early hearing of a plea seeking direction to the Uttar Pradesh government to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of a sitting High Court judge to probe attacks on Dalits in Saharanpur.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP leaders get bail, seven workers sent to police custody in Bengal
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders including its national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh, and Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly, but remanded seven party workers to police custody till Monday in connection with disturbances during its protest here a day back.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Open surfing gets underway
Mangaluru, May 26 (IANS) The second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing got underway amidst much fanfare at the Sasihithlu beach of this Karnataka city on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Designer viruses may help fight cancer
London, May 26 (IANS) Researchers have created artificial designer viruses that can stimulate the immune system to specifically combat cancer cells.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Delhi government gears up ahead of monsoon to fight water-logging
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi government has taken up several measures on war footing to prevent water-logging during the monsoon, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Right-back Valencia signs new contract with Man United
Manchester, May 26 (IANS) Manchester United on Friday announced that right-back Antonio Valencia has signed a contract which will keep him with the English football giants until June 2019, with the option to extend for a further year.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Over 9,000 Kerala schools get IT boost
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) The Kerala education department on Friday announced the holistic intervention of ICT (information and communication technologies) that will assist education in 9,279 schools.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Technology,Education
HC seeks record of doctor indicted in US for sexual offence
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the record of an Indian doctor indicted by a US court in 2011 for conducting unwarranted medical examinations on women patients, his plea bargain and other details.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Djokovic, Garbine to defend French Open titles against Granollers, Schiavone
Paris, May 26 (IANS) Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and Spanish Garbine Muguruza are set to begin the defence of their titles in the French Open against Spaniard Marcel Granollers and Italy's Francesca Schiavone, respectively, according to the draw held on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Gill played crucial role for Punjab peace: Amarinder
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday condoled the death of former state Director General of Police (DGP) K.P.S Gill, recalling his invaluable contribution to bringing peace back to the state from the grips of militancy.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP leaders get bail in Bengal, seven workers sent in police custody
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A city court on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders in connection with violence during the party's protest march here a day ago but remanded seven party workers in police custody till Monday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sensex, Nifty recent peaks [To go with 'Sensex mounts 31k, Nifty scales 9,600 (Roundup)]
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Following are the recent peaks recorded by Sensex and Nifty:
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge near China border on 3rd anniversary (Roundup)
Dhola (Assam), May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the strategically crucial and India's longest 9.15-km river bridge connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh near the China border, and made a veiled attack on the previous Congress-led government for "delaying" its construction.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
ITC net profit up 12.1 per cent in Q4
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Cigarette-to-hotel-to-FMCG major ITC Ltd on Friday posted a 12.13 per cent rise in its standalone net profit to Rs 2,669.47 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, from Rs.2,380.68 crore in the year ago period.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
The 'Supercop' who pacified Punjab and his controversial career (Obituary)
Hailed by many as a "Supercop" who ruthlessly stamped out terrorism from Punjab in the 1990s, K.P.S. Gill had an equal number of detractors who slammed his "high-handedness" and alleged human rights violations in his campaign against Khalistani militancy.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Zabaleta to sign two-year contract with West Ham
London, May 26 (IANS) West Ham United on Friday announced that veteran Argentine full-back Pablo Zabaleta will join the capital football club on a two-year deal on July 1, when his contract with Manchester City expires.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Globalisation of strategies necessary for disaster risk reduction'
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India has stressed the need for "globalisation of strategies" for disaster risk reduction (DRR) at the world's foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.
2017-05-26
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will fight if no consensus on government nominee for President: Opposition (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Major opposition parties, including the Congress and mutually antagonistic outfits in states, came together on Friday on a common platform and decided to contest the upcoming presidential election if the government does not come up with a consensus candidate -- but the absence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar set off speculation.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Supercop K.P.S. Gill dies at 82 (Second Lead, correcting name in Para 11)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) 'Supercop' K.P.S. Gill, who had played a major role in wiping out militancy from Punjab in the '90s and had advised Gujarat and Chhattisgarh governments on security, died here on Friday after suffering complications arising out of kidney failure and heart disease.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bosnia names 2018 World Cup qualifier squad against Greece
Sarajevo (Bosnia), May 26 (IANS) Bosnia and Herzegovina coach Mehmed Bazdarevic on Friday announced its squad for the 2018 World Cup football qualifier against Greece.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Bosnia And Herzegovina,Sports,Football
Trump: North Korea problem 'will be solved'
Rome, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday described North Korea as a global problem that would be "solved" as he held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before the start of the G7 summit in Italy.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
New Sustainability Index from S&P BSE expected in 2017-18
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Asia Index Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and BSE Ltd, is planning to introduce a new Sustainability Index in India aiming to capture holistic sustainability parameters, a top company official said here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Taapsee revisits her school in Delhi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu revisited her school here on Friday, urged students to balance their studies with extra-curricular activities and promoted self-defence classes in the institution.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Madhesis' alliance announces boycott of Nepal's 2nd-phase local polls
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) A newly formed alliance of seven Madhes-based political parties in Nepal on Friday announced a fresh bout of agitation from Saturday and boycott of the June 14 local elections to be held mostly in the Terai/Madhes belt.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Exposure to diesel pollution may damage your heart
London, May 26 (IANS) People exposed to particulate matter (PM) emitted mainly from diesel used in vehicles may be at greater risk of developing heart attack, heart failure and death, researchers warned.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
BJP misleading country, making false financial claims: AAP
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday took on the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government, saying that a reign of terror prevails everywhere and misleading data about the government's success on the economic front is being projected.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Egypt: 26 killed in attack on Coptic Christians bus
Cairo, May 26 (IANS) Twenty-six persons were killed on Friday when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, the state-run media said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Terrorism
Kashmiri group wants speedy probe against Major
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) An influential citizens group in Kashmir on Friday demanded a speedy police investigation against Major Leetul Gogoi for using a Kashmiri man as a "human shield" against stone pelters, and demanded withdrawal/deferment of an Army award to him till the probe is completed.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Notorious robber held in Delhi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A notorious robber carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his head has been arrested in south Delhi, a police officer said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit violence-hit Saharanpur
Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday denied permission to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to visit the violence-hit villages of Saharanpur, where caste conflict has left two dead and scores injured.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Honda Cars expects higher growth than automotive sector this fiscal
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) After 18 percent degrowth in sales volume during 2016-17, Honda Cars India registered over 38 percent growth in April and expects to do "a bit" better than the likely growth rate of 7-8 percent of the automotive sector during the current fiscal.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Supercop K.P.S. Gill dead
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) 'Supercop' K.P.S. Gill, who had played a major role in wiping out militancy from Punjab in the '90s and had advised Gujarat and Chhattisgarh governments on security, died here on Friday after suffering compilications arising out of kidney failure and heart disease.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Creative business is more risk taking: Sonam Kapoor
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who has stepped into the business field along with her sister Rhea Kapoor to launch high street fashion brand Rheson, says a creative business like fashion is more risky as compared to a business of things for daily needs.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nitish Kumar to attend Modi's lunch for Mauritius PM
Patna, May 26 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who skipped an opposition meeting called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Friday, is likely to attend a lunch being hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday in honour of visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, setting political tongues wagging.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Meeting underprivileged kids gave Beckham new perspective
London, May 26 (IANS) Former football star David Beckham says he got a new perspective on life after spending time with underprivileged children.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Sports
Ranveer injured on 'Padmavati' set, continues shooting
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Ranveer Singh was injured on the head while shooting the climax of "Padmavati" here, a source close to the actor said, adding that he sought medical aid and returned to shoot soon after.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chanda Kochhar's total remuneration up 64% in 2016-17
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar's total remuneration went up 64 per cent to Rs 7.85 crore in 2016-17 against Rs 4.80 crore the previous year, owing majorly to a 15 per cent increase in basic salary and Rs 2.20 crore performance bonus.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi condoles K.P.S. Gill's death
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of former Director General of Punjab Police K.P.S. Gill and said he will be remembered for his service to the nation in policing and security.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
ONGC Q4 net profit falls 6% at Rs 4,340 crore
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) on Friday reported a 6.1 per cent fall in net profit for the fourth quarter ended March at Rs 4,340 crore, as compared to the PAT of Rs 4,624.30 crore for the same period of 2016.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sensex mounts 31k, Nifty scales 9,600 points peak (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Healthy pick-up in heavyweight stocks of Reliance Industries, Tata Steel and ITC on Friday lifted the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty to touch fresh record highs of 31,000 and 9,600 points mark respectively.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IVF babies as smart as naturally conceived kids
London, May 26 (IANS) Although artificially conceived babies have a higher risk of being born prematurely, they may be just as smart as those born after natural conception, says a study,
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Modi government most decisive and transparent: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said the central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the "most decisive and transparent" government the country has seen, because of which people have been voting for the party most in the elections held in the past three years.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fitch affirms Bharti Airtel at 'BBB', outlook as stable
Singapore, May 26 (IANS) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bharti Airtel's long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) as stable, a statement said here on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Singapore,National,Technology,Business/Economy
I'm a patient person, says Barun Sobti
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actor Barun Sobti, who is returning to the small screen after five years with the third season of "Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon", says unlike his on-screen avatar in the forthcoming show, he is a very calm person in real life.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
BAT attack repulsed in Uri, two infiltrators killed: Army
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) The Army said on Friday it has foiled Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) attack on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir and killed two infiltrating militants.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
'Russia ensuring workers' rights at FIFA World Cup sites'
Moscow, May 26 (IANS) Russia is ensuring working conditions at all sites being built for the FIFA World Cup 2018 strictly comply with labour and immigration laws, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
CPI-M to hold protests against Saharanpur violence in MP
Bhopal, May 26 (IANS) The CPI-M on Friday said it will hold sit-in demonstrations across Madhya Pradesh on May 29 to protest "atrocities" against the Dalit community in the Saharanpur violence in Uttar Pradesh.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Zareen Khan to play law student
London, May 26 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan is ecstatic to play a law student in Vikram Bhatts "1921".
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
It's a test image: Hansal on Rajkummar's 'Bose' look
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta says the half bald image of Rajkummar Rao is not the final, but a test look for the web series "Bose". On his part, the actor has confirmed he has got his hair cut.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Must-haves in duffel bag for vacation
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) One needs to have a complete wardrobe solution and be ready for anything -- either adventurous or luxurious -- during a vacation. Joggers and chinos are the most comfortable options, say experts.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
G7 leaders gather for 'robust' talks in Sicily
Rome, May 26 (IANS) A two-day summit of leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) industrialised nations started off on Friday in the Italian town of Taormina.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
18 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack
Kabul, May 26 (IANS) At least 18 Afghan soldiers were killed in an attack by the Taliban on a military base in Kandahar province, a local media report said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
ED custody of CA of Lalu's daughter Misa extended
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday was granted a seven-day extension of the custody of the chartered accountant of RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti in connection with an alleged money laundering case.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi woman commits suicide over husband's affair
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Upset over her husband's extramarital affair, a 28-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging herself at her west Delhi home, police said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amit Shah lauds Major involved in human shield incident
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday lauded Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi for "saving" the lives of people by tying a man in front of his jeep as a "shield" to avoid stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
PM lays foundation of third IARI on Assam-Arunachal border
Gogamukh (Assam), May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the third Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) here in Assam.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Madonna is amazing: Zac Efron
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) It seems Zac Efron has a star crush on Madonna. The actor says the singer is amazing and captivating.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Four semi-finalists for Red Bull Tashan Kabaddi meet decided
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Classical Nationals, Y.F.A. Jaraganahalli, National Sports Club and H.M.T. Colony Boys will on Saturday compete in the semi-finals of the first-ever Red Bull Tashan Kabaddi championship here.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Samsung hit with lawsuits as battery woes continue
Seoul, May 26 (IANS) As the Note 7 fiasco had begun dying down, Samsung is again facing multiple lawsuits following reports that its other models too are plagued with battery issues, media reports said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Russian theatre group to stage music-dance version of Chekhov's work
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Moscow-based theatre group "The School of Modern Drama", which dabbles in staging plays by modern playwrights and considers classic plays out-of-bounds, is set to stage a musical version of a work of Anton P. Chekhov.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Setien bound for Real Betis coaching role
Madrid, May 26 (IANS) Las Palmas chief coach Quique Setein is on the verge of being named as the new coach of fellow Spanish football club Real Betis.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Won't participate in EC's EVM hackathon 'drama': AAP
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Terming the Election Commission's EVM-hacking challenge from June 3 a "drama", the AAP on Friday said it will not participate in the event.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Javed Ali's new song an ode to love
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Singer Javed Ali, known for tracks like "Ishaqzaade" and "Tum tak", has released a new single "Rangreziya", which is a tribute to love.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
23 Coptic Christians killed in Egypt bus attack
Cairo, May 26 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and 25 injured when gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt on Friday, the state media reported.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Egypt,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistani national held in Haryana with Indian ID
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) The Haryana Police have arrested a Pakistani national who was living illegally in an Iskon temple in Jhajjar district with Indian identities for over nine months, an official said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Former Punjab police chief K.P.S. Gill dies at 82
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Former Punjab top cop K.P.S. Gill, who is credited with having played a big role in eliminating terrorism from Punjab, died here in a private hospital. He was 82.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Dalai Lama cannot change rituals to appoint successor: China
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China on Friday said the Dalai Lama has no right to change the rituals and processes, set by the Chinese government, for appointing his successor.
2017-05-26
Category: International, China,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Arrested BJP leaders, activists presented in Kolkata court
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) BJP national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, the party's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh and Rajya Sabha member Rupa Ganguly, among others, were presented before a city court on Friday, a day after the party activists clashed with the police here during a protest march.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
UGC orders special audit in 10 central varsities
Agartala/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed special audit in 10 central universities in the country to check complaints of financial, administrative, and academic irregularities, officials said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Education
The world's scariest actor, but not always (May 27 is Christopher Lee's 95th birth anniversary)
This tall, imposing and deep-voiced actor's achievement lay not only in the over 300 onscreen appearances in a more-than-six-decade-long acting career, with a role almost every year, but that these usually included the characters deemed the epitome of evil, from Fu Manchu to the Wizard Saruman. But it was as Count Dracula that Sir Christopher Lee is most remembered.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,Human Interest/Society
Improvising lines is natural for any actor: Kartik
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" star Kartik Aaryan, who improvised his lines while shooting for his forthcoming film "Guest Iin London", says improvising is natural for actors.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
When they fail to deliver, they divide: Rahul
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took an apparent dig at the BJP-led NDA government that has completed three years in office and accused it of dividing and distracting people as it failed to deliver.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Intel stands as top player in corporate SSD
Seoul, May 26 (IANS) US tech giant Intel Corp. continued to stand as the largest producer of corporate solid state drives (SSDs) in the first quarter, data showed on Friday, with its rival Samsung Electronics coming in second.
2017-05-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Zika virus infections could cause eye diseases: Study
New York, May 26 (IANS) Zika virus infection may cause lasting eye diseases and may be thus posing a wider threat in human pregnancies than previously thought, scientists have found.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
No point criticising celebration of glamour at Cannes: Rajkummar
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao, whose movies often travel to film festivals, says there is no point cribbing about how the Indian focus at the 70th Cannes Film Festival is more on glamour and red carpet appearances than the celebration of cinema.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study
New York, May 26 (IANS) While grey matter volume generally decrease with age, its density actually increases during adolescence, new research has found.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Zebronics launches new speakers at Rs 11,111
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Domestic electronics company Zebronics on Friday launched its new 2.1 speakers "Tornado 2" at Rs 11,111.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Russia probe turns spotlight on Jared Kushner
Washington, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's senior adviser -- and son-in-law -- Jared Kushner has now become the focus of the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russian collusion in the US presidential election campaign.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Four neighbours held for murder, gang-rape in UP's Jewar
Noida, May 26 (IANS) A day after a scrap dealer was killed and four women of his family raped by a group of armed men near Jewar, the Uttar Pradesh police on Friday arrested four of their neighbours in the connection.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Long associated with coal, NTPC seen as key to clean energy thrust
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The state-owned conglomerate NTPC Ltd -- long associated with coal-fired power generation -- is poised to facilitate India's bid to achieve its ambitious national renewable energy targets. This, at a time overseas investors are seeking more opportunities in the country's renewable projects.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Army patrol attacked in Uri, two Pakistani border personnel killed
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) An Indian Army patrol was attacked by the Pakistan Army's Border Action Team (BAT) in Uri sector near the Line of Control on Friday, in which two BAT personnel were killed, army sources said.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Equity markets at record high, Sensex, Nifty scale new peaks (Third Lead)
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Healthy buying in metal and automobile stocks, and a strong rupee took the Indian equity markets to a record high on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
OPEC to extend output cuts, to set up OPEC-India Working Group
Vienna, May 26 (IANS) Even as the OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed to extend until March 2018 their ongoing oil output cuts, India has reached an understanding with the global oil cartel to establish a joint working group to serve as a forum for "producer-consumer dialogue" to address mutual concerns.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Odisha seeks Visa on Arrival facility in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the union government to provide Visa on Arrival facility and a halt here for Air India's Colombo-Varanasi flight to increase the tourist footfall in the state.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Create opportunity: Indian American philanthropist tells change makers
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Citing his own journey from humble beginnings in India, leading Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam advised 22 global changemakers, including three from India, to be opportunity creators.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Mobile ransomware grows three-fold in Q1: Kaspersky Lab
Moscow, May 26 (IANS) As global ransomware attacks show no signs of slowing down, the volume of mobile ransomware has grown over three-fold during the first quarter of the year, a cyber security firm said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Media,Defence/Security,Technology
Took risk of coming back to Chelsea, says Luiz
London, May 26 (IANS) Brazil centre-back David Luiz, who left Paris Saint-Germain and returned to Chelsea for around 35 million pounds ($39.2 million), says he has taken a risk of coming back to the country which is not happy with him.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
J&K's first professional football academy launched
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's first professional football academy was launched at Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) in Srinagar in a bid to boost sports in the state.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Football
Muslim scrap dealer was first to help Fadnavis out of crashed chopper
Latur (Maharashtra), May 26 (IANS) When a chopper carrying Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others came crashing down here on Thursday afternoon, the first person to rush to the rescue was small-time scrap dealer Irfan Shaikh, who shouted "Our king (CM) is trapped in the chopper".
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Opposition to field Presidential candidate if no consensus over government nominee: Mamata
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Opposition parties will field a candidate in the Presidential election if the nominee suggested by the government is not acceptable to them, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China completes first nuclear project
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China has completed construction of the first nuclear power project equipped with a new generation of reactors using Chinese-developed Hualong-1 technology, officials said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Not switching from Bollywood to Malayalam filmdom: Dino Morea
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Actor Dino Morea, who is venturing into the Malayalam film industry with a cameo in Dulquer Salmaan's "Solo", says he isn't making a permanent switch.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Dhola-Sadiya bridge a brainchild of Congress, says Tarun Gogoi
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday attacked the BJP-led central government for trying to take credit for the newly constructed longest bridge on Lohit river in Assam, saying that it was the "brainchild" of the Congress.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Uma Bharti inspects Kolkata ghats
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday inspected the ghats along the Ganga river here as part of her 15-day trip across five states to assess the execution of the central government's 'Namami Gange' (National Mission for Clean Ganga) programme.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tillerson to visit UK amid anger over Manchester leaks
Washington, May 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make his first official visit to Britain on Friday amid a transatlantic spat over intelligence leaks in the wake of the deadly Manchester terror attack.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Nifty crosses 9,600 mark for first time
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The wider 51-scrip NSE Nifty touched the 9,600-mark for the first time in history during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Russia probes 'gay purge' in Chechnya
Moscow, May 26 (IANS) Russian officials are actively investigating claims of a purge of gay men in Chechnya, the media reported on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wreckage of missing Sukhoi-30 found, no trace of pilots
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) The wreckage of a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet that went missing on May 23 after taking off from Tezpur airbase in Assam has been found though there was yet no information about its two pilots, IAF sources said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Been more socially responsible than 'Satyamev Jayate' host: Kamal Haasan
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan on Friday said he does not have to do a show like Aamir Khan's "Satyamev Jayate" to prove he is socially responsible.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Riteish Deshmukh emotional on dad's birth anniversary
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) On the 72nd birth anniversary of late former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, his actor son Riteish Deshmukh thanked his father for teaching him to smile in good and bad times.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Barcelona favourite to win Copa del Rey against Alaves (Preview)
Madrid, May 26 (IANS) FC Barcelona have their last chance at winning a major trophy this season when they face Deportivo Alaves in the final of the Spanish Copa del Rey (Kings Cup) on Saturday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Nigel has strong opinions on how he wants to make records: Roger Waters
London, May 26 (IANS) Co-founder of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters says record producer Nigel Godrich has very strong opinions about the way he wants to make records, and hes good at his job.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UAE commutes death sentence of 10 Indian murder convicts
Abu Dhabi, May 26 (IANS) A court here has commuted the death sentence given to 10 Indian men for murdering a Pakistani man in 2015 following a feud over bootlegging.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Togo,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
China says ready to help India trace missing Sukhoi jet
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China said it is ready to help India if it asks for assistance in the search for the missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet and two pilots, even as the wreckage was found on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Wolfsburg beat Braunschweig in Bundesliga relegation playoff
Berlin, May 26 (IANS) Mario Gomez's penalty goal helped Wolfsburg beat local rivals Braunschweig 1-0 in the first leg of the Bundesliga relegation playoffs.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Men may have worse chemotherapy-induced heart condition
London, May 26 (IANS) Men undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment are more likely to have worse heart muscle disease as compared to women, according to a research.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Fathers pay more attention to daughters' needs: Study
New York, May 26 (IANS) Fathers tend to be more attentive and responsive to the needs of their toddler daughters than of their sons, finds a brain study that shows a toddler's gender influences the brain responses as well as the behaviour of fathers.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Solar juggernaut to keep rolling despite higher taxes
The government's surprise announcement that solar photovoltaic cells and modules will attract a levy of 18 per cent under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime that comes into force on July 1 caught the industry unawares, but experts said it was unlikely to have any lasting impact on the rapid growth of India's solar energy sector.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Designers should be in sync with global trends, says Rocky S
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Popular designer Rocky S says it is important for the Indian fashion industry to evolve to ensure that designs are "in line with global trends".
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Senate Republicans start version of Obamacare repeal
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Senate Republicans have started writing their Obamacare repeal bill -- even though few decisions have been made about how to resolve the biggest policy disagreements, the media reported.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bouldering may treat depression
New York, May 26 (IANS) Besides building muscles and endurance, bouldering, which involves climbing rocks or walls to a moderate height without ropes or a harness, may also treat symptoms of depression, suggests new research.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Kamal dodges question on Rajinikanth's political entry
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Friday dodged a question regarding his best friend and actor Rajinikanth's rumoured political entry.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
India bow out of Sudirman Cup; lose to China in quarters
Gold Coast (Australia), May 26 (IANS) India failed to breach the Chinese wall and going down to the top seed nation in the quarter-finals here on Friday bowed out of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Top opposition leaders attend Sonia luncheon over presidential candidate
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Leaders of 17 opposition parties on Friday attended a luncheon meet convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Parliament House as part of efforts to find a consensus candidate for the presidential election.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wawrinka, Nishikori advance to Geneva Open semis
Geneva, May 26 (IANS) Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka and second-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the semi-finals of the Geneva Open with come-from-behind three-set victories over Sam Querrey and Kevin Anderson, respectively.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
New arrest in Manchester attack
London, May 26 (IANS) A new suspect has been arrested in Manchester during a large-scale counter-terror operation launched in the wake of a suicide attack that struck a pop concert in the city earlier this week, UK police said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four held for murder, gang rape in UP's Jewar
Noida, May 26 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday said it has arrested four persons in connection with a murder and gang rape of four women of a family near Jewar.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
River Plate, Emelec through to Copa Libertadores knockout phase
Rio de Janeiro, May 26 (IANS) Ecuador's Emelec booked a berth in the knockout phase of the Copa Libertadores with a 3-0 victory over Peruvian outfit Melgar.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Peddling lies, celebrating non-performance, propaganda - hallmark of Modi regime: Congress
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Accusing the Narendra Modi government of "peddling lies and celebrating non-performance, propaganda and platitudes", the Congress on Friday flayed the ruling BJP-led NDA for splurging Rs 2,000 crore on celebrating its "three years of failure".
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sensex crosses 31,000-mark, Nifty nears 9,600 level
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Healthy buying in metal and automobile stocks, and a strong rupee took the Indian equity markets to a record high during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Acer announces entertainment-oriented tablets
Taipei, May 26 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics company Acer on Friday announced Iconia Tab 10 and Iconia One 10 tablets which are primarily designed for premium multimedia experiences.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Sensex crosses 31,000-mark for first time
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE touched the 31,000-mark for the first time in history during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Shahabuddin named accused in Bihar journalist murder
Patna, May 26 (IANS) A Special Court here on Friday named former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin -- currently lodged in Delhi's Tihar Central Jail -- the 10th accused in the murder of Bihar journalist Rajdeo Ranjan last year.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mauritius PM arrives on 3-day India visit
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth arrived here on Friday on a three-day state visit to India.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Blanket Jackson's struggle with his name
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Late pop star Michael Jackson's son Blanket Jackson struggled over the years with his name as his peers in school used to bully him regarding the name.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Atal Pension Yojana reaches 53 lakh subscribers
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The subscriber base of the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) that aims at old age income security for the working poor from mostly the unorganised sector has reached 53 lakh, the Finance Ministry said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Proud that people remember 'Mr. India': Boney Kapoor
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Boney Kapoor feels proud that people still remember the hit 1987 movie "Mr. India".
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rosario Dawson in talks for 'X-Men: The New Mutants'
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actress Rosario Dawson is in talks to join "X-Men" spin-off "X-Men: The New Mutants".
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Seoul approves inter-Korean civil contact
Seoul, May 26 (IANS) The South Korean government on Friday authorised a non-governmental organisation to make contact with Pyongyang with the aim of restoring humanitarian assistance to North Korea and other inter-Korean cooperation programmes.
2017-05-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Preeclampsia may up stroke risk by 6 times
New York, May 26 (IANS) One in ten pregnant women, who suffer preeclampsia -- characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches -- may be six times more at risk of suffering a stroke during or after childbirth, researchers said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Muslim scrap dealer was first to rescue Fadnavis from crashed chopper
Latur (Maharashtra), May 26 (IANS) When a chopper carrying Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others came crashing down here on Thursday afternoon, the first person to rush to the rescue was small-time scrap dealer Irfan Shaikh, who shouted "Our king (CM) is trapped in the chopper".
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I did a lot of prep for 'Baby Driver': Ansel Elgort
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actor Ansel Elgort says he had to put in a lot of effort, including learning sign language, for his forthcoming film "Baby Driver".
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
My non-filmy background motivates me: Himansh Kohli
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actor Himansh Kohli says his non-filmy background is what motivates him to work hard onscreen.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chris Cornell used other drugs before hanging himself
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Late American musician Chris Cornell had reportedly taken "other drugs" before hanging himself.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Films are my current focus: Zoya Afroz
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) After making it big in both films and TV shows as a child artiste, Zoya Afroz made her silver screen debut as an adult with "The Xpose" in 2014. However, the actress says she is not keen on reappearing on the small screen again right now as her focus is currently on doing movies.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi targets Congress for 'delay' in bridge construction, names it after Bhupen Hazarika
Dibrugarh, May 26 (IANS) Inaugurating the longest 9.15 km bridge over a river in Assam here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a veiled attack on the previous Congress-led UPA government, accusing it of delaying its construction even as he named the bridge after legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Wreckage of missing Su-30 found
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The wreckage of the Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft with two pilots, that had gone missing a few days back after taking off from Tezpur airbase, has been found, IAF sources said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
I pick up languages quickly: Vivek Oberoi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi, who is gearing up for his maiden Tamil film "Vivegam", doesn't see language as a barrier when it comes to movies as he picks it up quickly and easily.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Randeep, Sunny Leone to endorse fashion brand
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Bollywood actors Randeep Hooda and Sunny Leone have been roped in as the face of Middle East's fashion retailer Splash Fashion for their India business.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Arshad 'localised' Jack Sparrow's voice in 'Pirates...'
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi says he localised the voice of Hollywood star Johnny Depp's character Captain Jack Sparrow in the Hindi version of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge", and says it "sounds like Indian humour".
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Sensex, Nifty at record high, metal stocks soar
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Healthy buying in metal and automobile stocks, and a strong rupee took the Indian equity markets to a new high yet again during the mid-afternoon trade session on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Climate fragility and terror - risks as well as opportunities
In a recent article for New Security Beat, Colin Walch made the case that the abandonment of some communities in Mali to deal with climate change on their own has created "fertile ground" for jihadist recruitment.
2017-05-26
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge in Assam
Dibrugarh, May 26 (IANS) Marking the third anniversary of the NDA government at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the country's longest river bridge -- the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge over the Brahmaputra river in Assam -- and dedicated it to the people of the nation.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Delhi Metro's 'Heritage Line' to start Sunday
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The 'Heritage Line' stretch of the Delhi Metro will be operational from May 28, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Congress demands white paper on government's employment strategy
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said "bravado, rhetoric and hyperbole" were the hallmark of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government which has completed three years in office and demanded a white paper on its employment strategy.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Focused on Flamengo despite Real Madrid deal, says Vinicius
Rio de Janeiro, May 26 (IANS) Teenage sensation Vinicius Junior said he will not let the publicity surrounding his future move to Real Madrid affect his form for Brazilian club Flamengo.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Katy Perry pays tribute to Manchester terror attack victims
London, May 26 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry stopped her London concert to pay tribute to victims of the Manchester terror attack.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fatherhood changed my life: Liam Payne
London, May 26 (IANS) Singer Liam Payne says his life changed forever when he became father to his son, Bear, whom he has with his girlfriend Cheryl.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stop threatening, expel me: Shatrughan Sinha
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Shatrughan Sinha has hit back at Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi for demanding the actor-turned-politician's expulsion from the party, saying instead of threatening they should just go ahead and expel him.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
G7 summit begins in Italy
Rome, May 26 (IANS) The two-day G7 summit, that will focus on issues surrounding security and growth, began on Friday in Italy.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy
'Saaransh' has trended in my life every day: Anupam Kher
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says the 1984 classic film "Saaransh" has trended in his life every day.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Sachin: A Billion Dreams': Informative, inspirational (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Sachin: A Billion Dreams"; Director: James Erskine; Cast: Sachin Tendulkar, Anjali Tendulkar, Ajit Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar, Mayuresh Pem, Mayur More; Rating: ***
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Best crew ever: Priyanka Chopra to 'Baywatch' team
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has called her "Baywatch" team the "best crew ever".
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Flag march by police in violence-hit Saharanpur villages
Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Police conducted a flag march in the Shabbirpur, Badgaon, Chandrapura and Maheshpur villages of violence-hit Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, though no untoward incident has been reported, an official said.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nine MPs to be conferred with Sansad Ratna awards
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Nine Members of Parliament -- six from the Lok Sabha and three Rajya Sabha members -- will be honoured with the `Sansad Ratna Awards 2017' here on Saturday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
In 2 years, BJP govt electrified 13,523 villages; only 8% completely
As many as 73 per cent of the 18,452 villages that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government identified for electrification in 2015 now have power supply, but only eight per cent of these had all their households electrified, according to the governments own data.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'Lady Justice' statue removed from Bangladesh SC premises
Dhaka, May 26 (IANS) A statue called 'Lady Justice' was removed on Friday from Bangladesh's Supreme Court complex, after an outcry from religious hardliners.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Troyes closer to Ligue 1 promotion
Paris, May 26 (IANS) Troyes defeated Lorient 2-1 at home in the playoffs first leg to move one step closer to Ligue 1 promotion.
2017-05-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
NASA reveals new mode of ice loss in Greenland
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A new NASA study has revealed a new mode of ice loss in Greenland that may increase the potential for sustained loss of mass as the climate continues to warm up, with implications for the future rate of sea level rise.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Silva quits as Hull City manager
London, May 26 (IANS) Portugal's Marco Silva has resigned as Hull City manager after the club's relegation from the English Premier League, the club announced.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Qualcomm tells court to force Apple to pay up
San Francisco, May 26 (IANS) Chip manufacturer Qualcomm has asked a US court to force Apple to pay up royalties for phone patents owned by Qualcomm.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
JLO, Backstreet Boys to perform in Vegas despite terror threats
Las Vegas, May 26 (IANS) Singers Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and the musical band Backstreet Boys will perform here despite terror threats.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Live radio concert thrilling: Kailash Kher on 'Gig City 2'
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Singer Kailash Kher, set to perform a live radio concert as part of "Gig City Season 2" on Radio City 91.1 FM, says the format is thrilling.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Political parties add fuel to Saharanpur fire (News Analysis)
Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Politicians have never shied away from using crime, riots or caste and communal clashes for furthering their interests. The latest round of caste clashes in Saharanpur district of western Uttar Pradesh seems to have yet again provided political parties the grist to drum up support among their respective constituencies and take cynical advantage of a tragedy that has left two dead and scores injured.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Anger is good and other lessons from Mahatma Gandhi to his grandson
Title: The Gift of Anger; Author: Arun Gandhi; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 292.
2017-05-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
NASA's Juno probe finds Earth-sized storms over Jupiter poles
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Jupiter's poles are covered in Earth-sized swirling storms that are densely clustered and rubbing together, reveals first science results from NASA's Juno mission to the largest planet in our solar system.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
120 mn people engage in 500 mn interactions on Instagram during IPL
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Almost 120 million people engaged in 500 million interactions on Instagram during the 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) that entertained cricket fans for six weeks.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL,Technology
6 killed in Sri Lanka landslides
Colombo, May 26 (IANS) At least six people were killed and several others reported missing on Friday due to landslides in two different areas in Sri Lanka's Kalutara district following heavy rainfall, police said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
When Ham radio reunited brother-sister across two states
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Amateur radio, quintessentially a geeky hobby, has come to the rescue of a 35-year-old woman from Tamil Nadu who had puzzled doctors at a West Bengal hospital for four years for her inability to recall a shred of information about her life.
2017-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Human Interest/Society
Grab the future with both hands, unless it's electrified (The Funny Side)
A spiritual friend gave me some advice last week: "Be the change you want to see in the world."
2017-05-26
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Features
Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge in Assam
Dibrugarh, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated India's longest river bridge here in Assam.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Of food, travels, history and infidelity (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Discover how love and food build a shared connection amongst diverse cultures; read how in a quest to find happiness, a man travels through the heart of India; know about a turbulent past of religious rifts, caste hierarchies and power shifts in 1510 Goa. Also, flick through a story of a marriage affected by infidelity.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books
Modi arrives in Assam
Dibrugarh, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived here in Assam. He will inaugurate the longest river bridge in India.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Maoists torch Jharkhand railway station
Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) More than 50 Maoist guerrillas have torched a railway station in Jharkhand's Bokaro district to protest changes made in two land acts in the state, police said on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Hot Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) It was a clear and hot Friday morning in the national capital as the minimum temperature was recorded at 29 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Key Indian equity indices trade flat
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened flat on Friday following global cues.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
FBI declines to provide Comey memos to Congress
Washington, May 26 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has refused Congress' request to turn over the memos that sacked Director James Comey wrote in which he detailed his interactions with President Donald Trump.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Man with guns, knives arrested at US Comicon
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A man armed with four guns and several knives was arrested at the Phoenix Comicon, prompting officials to increase security screening and outlaw prop weapons for the duration of the event in the US city, the media reported.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nearly 90% S.Koreans approve of new President: Poll
Seoul, May 26 (IANS) Nearly 90 per cent of South Koreans approve of their newly appointed President and said he will do a "good job" running the country, according to a poll released on Friday.
2017-05-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Jared Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe
Washington, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, has come under the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) scrutiny in its ongoing probe over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, the media reported.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Magisterial probe into Jammu bus accident rumour
Jammu, May 26 (IANS) Authorities on Friday ordered a magisterial probe over a rumour that a school bus was believed to have met with an accident in Jammu's Rajouri district.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gal Gadot nearly quit acting before 'Wonder Woman'
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actress Gal Gadot was on the verge of quitting acting before auditioning for her role in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia, China pledge further cooperation on international issues
Moscow, May 26 (IANS) Russia and China agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields and enhance joint efforts in coping with concerned issues on the international agenda.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Hamas executes 3 Palestinians for murdering its top militant
Gaza, May 26 (IANS) Three Palestinians convicted for the murder of top Hamas leader Mazen Fuqaha were executed by Hamas security forces, stated the Hamas-run interior ministry in an emailed press statement.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
NATO to be full member of global coalition against IS: Chief
Brussels, May 26 (IANS) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would be a full member of the global coalition against the Islamic State (IS), NATO chief said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Diplomacy
US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in eastern Syria
Damascus, May 26 (IANS) At least 35 people were killed by US-led airstrikes on areas in eastern Syria, a British monitor group said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Abbas urges US envoy to intervene in prisoners strike in Israel
Ramallah, May 26 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged US President Donald Trump's envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt to intervene to resolve the Palestinian prisoners hunger strike.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Taylor Swift keeping Joe Alwyn romance 'insanely private'
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift is reportedly keeping her romance with new boyfriend Joe Alwyn "insanely private".
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump to seek Supreme Court review on travel ban
Washington, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration will ask the Supreme Court to review an appellate decision upholding a stay blocking enforcement of an executive order barring visas to residents of six Muslim-majority countries.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Alleged leaks are deeply troubling, grave security threat: Trump
Brussels, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that alleged intelligence leaks, in reference to the Manchester attack, were a grave threat to security and described them leaks as "deeply troubling".
2017-05-26
Category: International, Belgium,Media,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
China protests US warship entering South China Sea
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China voiced strong protest against a US Navy warship passing close to the Meiji Reef in the South China Sea.
2017-05-26
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security
Gold mine collapse kills 4 in Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, May 26 (IANS) At least 4 miners were killed and 3 others injured when a gold mine collapsed in Tanzania's northwestern region of Geita, police said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Tanzania,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Joseph Fiennes almost landed role in 'Star Wars'
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actor Joseph Fiennes could have played the iconic role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the "Star Wars" prequels, but filmmaker George Lucas's daughter didn't like him.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump calls on NATO members to tackle terror, immigration
Brussels, May 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump called on NATO members to focus on defeating terrorism and urged them to pay a fair share towards the Alliance's upkeep.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
US military blames IS for civilian death in Mosul airstrike
Washington, May 26 (IANS) The US military blamed the Islamic State (IS) group for the death of more than 100 civilians in Iraq's northern city of Mosul in a March airstrike by coalition forces.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Foxx stopped partying courtesy Winfrey
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actor Jamie Foxx says he stopped partying after talk show queen Oprah Winfrey staged an intervention and warned him it could ruin his career.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Melania Trump visits children's hospital in Brussels
Brussels, May 26 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump, who is accompanying her husband Donals on his first international tour, visited a children's hospital in the Belgian capital.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Queen Elizabeth II visits young victims of Manchester bombing
London, May 26 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Manchester to visit children and young people injured in Monday's terror bombing at the Manchester Arena.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
I want a wife: Orlando Bloom
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom, who is currently single after splitting from singer Katy Perry, is desperately looking for a wife.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US appeals court upholds block on Trump's visa ban
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A US federal appellate court upheld an injunction issued by a lower court blocking enforcement of President Donald Trump's executive order barring issuance of visas to residents of six Muslim-majority countries.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
OPEC agrees to extend oil output cuts till March
Vienna, May 26 (IANS) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Thursday agreed to extend until March 2018 an oil output cut agreement put in place for six months effective from January 1 and will expire in June, Iranian media reported.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Peter Andre won't go topless anymore
London, May 26 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre, who became famous in the nineties as the pop star who often went shirtless in his music videos, says he wont go topless anymore on screen.
2017-05-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
300 rescued migrants land in Italian island
Cagliari, May 26 (IANS/AKI) A boat with 282 migrants on board docked in the Sardinian port city of Cagliari after they were saved in the Mediterranean.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Italian stylist Laura Biagiotti critical after heart attack
Rome, May 26 (IANS/AKI) Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti is in a critical condition with serious brain damage after she suffered a heart attack, officials said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Lifestyle/Fashion
7 held for leaking SSC examination paper
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the Delhi Police has busted a racket and arrested seven persons in connection with the April 30 Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) 2017 recruitment examinations paper leak case, a senior police officer said on Thursday.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
UNICEF urges G7 to address migrant deaths in Mediterranean
Palermo, May 26 (IANS/AKI) Ahead of the G7 summit in Sicily on Friday, the UN children's organisation urged leaders of the world's wealthiest nations to address the ongoing crisis in the Mediterranean, where growing numbers of children are perishing -- more than 200 this year.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Banks told to renew loans to drought-hit Karnataka farmers
Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah urged the state-run banks and cooperatives to grant fresh loans to farmers, reeling under the impact of severe drought across the state.
2017-05-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
German tourist falls to his death on Italian island
Rome, May 26 (IANS/AKI) A 71-year-old German man was killed on the Italian island of Ischia when he fell into a ravine while hiking, and his wife was slightly injured, police said.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Terrorism requires unified response: Italian President
Rome, May 26 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said terrorism poses a threat to the world that requires a "unanimous" response and Europe and Africa must cooperate to fight the scourge.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Italian high school evacuated in bomb scare
Rome, May 26 (IANS/AKI) Police evacuated a high school in the eastern Italian city of Teramo in the Abruzzo region after an anonymous caller said a bomb had been placed inside the building.
2017-05-26
Category: International, Italy,Terrorism,Education
Left, Congress say will boycott Bengal assembly session
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Angry over Speaker Biman Banerjee disallowing a no-confidence motion against the Trinamool Congress government in the West Bengal assembly, opposition Congress and Left Front on Thursday said they will boycott the remaining session.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
10 kg narcotic drug haul at Bengaluru airport, one held
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) A man was arrested after about 10 kg of narcotic drug valued at Rs 2 crore in the international market was seized from him at the city airport, an official said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Sachin': You don't have to be a cricket fan to love the Sachin bio-pic (Movie Review, Rating: **** 1/2)
Film: 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams'; Director: James Erskine; Starring: Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Anjali Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar, Mayuresh Pem; Rating: **** 1/2
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CCI approves Tata firms' acquisition of NTT Docomo's stake
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday approved Tata Group firms' acquisition of 21.63 per cent stake of NTT Docomo in Tata Teleservices.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP complains to Bengal Governor against 'police excesses'
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday complained to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi against "police excesses" during their protest march here and sought his intervention to ensure release of arrested party activists.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bosch net profit dips 10% in Q4
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Automotive components maker Bosch Ltd. on Thursday reported a 10 per cent year-on-year (YoY) decline in net profit to Rs 441 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of fiscal 2016-17 from Rs 491 crore in same period year ago.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Auto sector projected to contribute 12% to GDP over next decade
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said the Indian automobile sector is projected to contribute 12 per cent to the country's GDP (gross domestic product) over the next decade.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tapan Ray to be the next Economic Affairs Secretary
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that Corporate Affairs Secretary Tapan Ray will be the next Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, under the Ministry of Finance from June 1, 2017.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US stocks rally after Fed minutes
New York, May 25 (IANS) US stocks kept rising on Thursday, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq hitting all-time high, as investors continued to cheer the minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting in May.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Ecosystem to make EVs viable yet to be created: R.C. Bhargava
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki's Chairman R.C. Bhargava on Thursday said that an ecosystem which will make electric vehicles (EVs) viable, acceptable and usable by customers in India is yet to be created.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NMDC net profit up 11.5% in Q4
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) State-run NMDC Ltd on Thursday reported 11.5 per cent rise in its standalone net profit to Rs 511.88 crore during the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to Rs 459.08 crore in the year-ago period.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Kolkata journalists given special jackets during BJP rally
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Three days after over 20 city-based journalists were beaten up by police while covering the Left parties' protest march to state secretariat -- Nabanna, the city police on Thursday arranged special jackets for media persons so that they could be identified among the crowd during a similar event organised by the BJP.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
South Korea, Thailand into semis of Sudirman Cup
Gold Coast, May 25 (IANS) South Korea and Thailand qualified for the semi-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship, with some highly entertaining performances here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
15 patients die, Bihar doctors end two-day strike
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Junior doctors of the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Thursday evening ended their two-day strike following government assurance, burt during the strike eight more patients died since Wednesday night, taking the toll to 15, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
More women report osteoarthritis than men: Study
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Osteoarthritis -- a disease of joints -- is reported more among women than men, says a study conducted by the Arthritis Foundation of India (AFI).
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Saharanpur calm but tense; officials hope for early normalcy
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) An eerie calm prevailed in violence-hit villages of Saharanpur on Thursday, a day after two men were killed and over two dozen injured in caste clashes, the police said. District officials said they are hopeful of normalcy to return soon.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Leopardess dies after falling in open well
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A pregnant five-year-old leopardess died of her injuries after being rescued from an open well in a village in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district on Thursday, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal tours Delhi villages, discusses land pooling with farmers
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday evening toured several villages in outer Delhi and discussed the government's land pooling scheme with farmers.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi releases book on Tata Memorial Centre
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released the Platinum Jubilee Milestone book on Tata Memorial Centre here, an official said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Kerala painter's work draws huge response in Victorian Parliament
Melbourne/Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) A Kerala NRI painter's work on a 50-metre long single canvas titled "Pride of Australia" was on display at the Queen's Hall in the Victorian Parliament and fetched accolades.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Diaspora
President speaks out against intolerance, of 'one-way communication of powerful' to push the narrative
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Yet again coming out strongly against intolerance, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said people in power across the political spectrum now reach out directly to their audience which often becomes a one-way only communication from the powerful to the less-privileged, pushing the narrative in one direction.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aiyar-led peaceniks meet Mehbooba, separatist leaders in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) A delegation of peace activists led by Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and senior separatist leaders in an effort to create space for dialogue in the unrest-wracked state.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Mercedes-Benz India reduces 'Made in India' product prices
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India on Thursday said that it has decided to reduce the "transaction prices" of its entire 'Made in India product portfolio.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Congress questions release of Army video on LoC action
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday questioned the release of a video of the Indian Army action against Pakistan military posts across the Line of Control, saying that the party "does not want the truth to be lost in the release of videos by both sides".
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
We seek injunction against 'Raabta' release: Allu Arvind
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Producer Allu Arvind of Geetha Arts on Thursday sought injunction against the release of Sushant Singh Rajput starrer "Raabta", which is slated to hit the screens on June 9, over copyright infringement.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
IOC awaits Centre nod on dynamic fuel pricing across India
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The ongoing dynamic fuel pricing pilot project in five cities by state-run oil marketers, whereby transport fuel prices are changed daily, would only be extended elsewhere in India on receiving the government's green signal, a senior oil executive said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
100% FDI in domestic airlines poses security risks, says FIA
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Permitting foreign firms to fully own a domestic airline could have serious security implications, besides giving rise to other issues, the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has told the government.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP workers, police clash in Kolkata, 71 injured, 141 arrested (Roundup)
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) BJP activists on Thursday clashed with security personnel here on Thursday during a protest march that turned parts of the city hub into war zones, and left over 50 BJP workers and 21 police personnel injured. One police vehicle was torched, and a number of government and private cars damaged in the violence.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys, HP partner to offer new enterprise service
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Software major Infosys is partnering with American multinational Hewlett-Packard (HP) to offer a new service for the digital transformation of global enterprises, said the IT major on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi gangster, two accomplices held with weapons
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) South Delhi's notorious gangster Ravi Gangwal, involved in over a dozen cases of murder, attempt to murder, and assault, has been arrested with his two accomplices, the city police said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amit Shah vows to strengthen BJP in every Andhra village
Vijayawada, May 25 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday vowed to strengthen the party in every village and booth in Andhra Pradesh to make the state the strongest fort of the party in south India.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
First look posters of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala Karikaalan' launched
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who will be producing his father-in-law Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil outing "Kaala Karikaalan", on Thursday unveiled the first-look posters of the film, to be directed by Pa. Ranjith.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Juventus extend forward Mandzukic's contract till June 2020
Turin, May 25 (IANS) Italian football heavyweights Juventus on Thursday announced the one-year contract extension of forward Mario Mandzukic, keeping the veteran Croatian till June 30, 2020.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Totti confirms his last Roma match on Sunday
Rome, May 25 (IANS) AS Roma's long-serving captain Francesco Totti revealed on Thursday that the Serie A game against Genoa on May 28 is set to be his last match as a footballer with the Italian capital club.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Tiwari asks Kejriwal to resign, as Mishra appears before Lokayukta
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Soon after sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday got his statement recorded with the Lokayukta of Delhi, the BJP demanded Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation over corruption charges.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai policeman's wife killed: Missing son tracked to Rajasthan
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Rajasthan Police on Thursday detained Siddhant D. Ganore, the prime suspect in the killing of his mother Dipali, the wife of a Mumbai policeman who was one of the Sheena Bora murder investigators, at their Santacruz home on Wednesday, an official said here.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Media should ask questions to those in power: President
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Asking the media to practise "good journalism", President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that the Press will be failing in its duty if does not ask questions to those in power.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Mauritius PM to visit India
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth will arrive here on Friday on a three-day state visit to India, it was announced on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Modi years full of propaganda, says Congress; seeks White Paper on economy
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In a scathing attack, the Congress on Thursday said the Modi government's three years in office were full of "distractions, propaganda, falsification of facts, intolerance, and betrayal" and demanded a White Paper on the economy.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maruti Suzuki to set up automobile skill enhancement centres
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Passenger vehicle major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday said that it will set up automobile skill enhancement centres (ASECs) across 15 government-run Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across 11 states in the next three months.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Son kills 62-year-old mother after fight
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A 62-year-old woman was on Thursday killed by her son, an operator with MTNL, after a fight over a trivial issue in west Delhi, police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trade, investment, nuclear, defence on PM's 4-nation visit agenda
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Trade, Investment, civil nuclear cooperation, and defence cooperation are among a range of issues on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda when he goes on a six-day four-nation tour next week, senior officials here said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
EC rejects AAP's demand to change motherboard in EVM hackathon
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Virtually rejecting the AAP's demand to reconsider the terms of the EVM hackathon, the Election Commission of India on Thursday asked the party to submit "material evidence" to prove the basis of its allegations on EVM tampering.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hemkund Sahib opens to pilgrims after winter break
Chamoli (Uttarakhand), May 25 (IANS) The gates of the famous Sikh shrine Shri Hemkund Sahib were opened for pilgrims after a winter break on Thursday, officials here said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
9 burnt alive in Bihar bus fire
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Nine passengers aboard a private bus were burnt alive and half a dozen were injured when it caught fire near Harnaaut area of Bihar's Nalanda district on Thursday, the state police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Issues in 'Tubelight' still relevant: Kabir Khan
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Kabir Khan, whose upcoming film "Tubelight" is based on the India-China war of 1962, said the political issues in the movie are still relevant.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Thick forest cover hampering search for missing Su-30 fighter jet
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Mountainous terrain and thick forest cover were posing a challenge to several teams, including airborne, searching for the Indian Air Force's missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet on Thursday, two days after it disappeared with two pilots close to the China border.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Senior excise officer held for 100 kg gold theft
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The CBI has arrested a Superintendent of Central Excise Department for allegedly stealing 100 kg gold from custom's godown at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport 13 years ago, an official said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata meets Modi for funds, taking up river issue with Dhaka (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for restructuring the state's debts and urged him to take up with Bangladesh the issue of decreased flow of Atrai river water into her state.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Need to strengthen lower middle order batting, says Kohli
London, May 25 (IANS) Acknowledging the burden on his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni lower down the order, India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said the side needed to strengthen the lower middle order contribution as India begin their ICC Champions Trophy title defence against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mamata expresses relief after Fadnavis survives chopper accident
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed relief after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others survived a crash landing of their helicopter.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hot Thursday in Delhi, partly cloudy Friday expected
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) It was a hot Thursday in Delhi, with the maximum temperature settling at 41.3 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the Met Office said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
DRS likely to be used in T20Is; Umpires to get rights to send off misbehaving cricketers
Dubai, May 25 (IANS) The ICC Cricket Committee has decided to recommend the usage of the Decision Review System (DRS) in Twenty20 internationals and also plans to suggest giving umpires the power to send off players from the field in response to the most serious incidents of player misconduct, such as on-field violence.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Lightning kills 4 children in Bihar
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Four children were killed in Bihar's Bhagalpur district on Thursday when they were struck by a lightning, the police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata meets Modi for funds, taking up river issue with Dhaka (Roundup)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for restructuring the state's debts and urged him to take up with Bangladesh the issue of decreased flow of Atrai river water into her state.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mishra records statement with Lokayukta against Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra recorded his statement with the Lokayukta against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
200 injured, police and Trinamool attacked rally: Bengal BJP
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Accusing the police with attacking its workers with the help of state's ruling Trinamool Congress cadres, the West Bengal unit of the BJP claimed that around 200 party workers were injured in police action during the protest march on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Britannia's Q4 net profit marginally up 2.5%, income at Rs 2,193.63 cr
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Despite a sluggish demand scenario post demonetisation, FMCG major Britannia Industries on Thursday reported a marginal rise of 2.54 per cent in its standalone net profit at Rs 196.73 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) ended March 31, from Rs 191.86 crore for the same period in the last fiscal.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
TN to set up three new law colleges
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday said three new law colleges will be opened in Dharmapuri, Villupuram and Ramanathapuram districts during the academic year 2017-18.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Education
No discriminatory tariffs among same subscriber category: TRAI
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Telecom service providers should not give any discriminatory tariff to the same category of subscribers and all plans should be reported to the regulator within seven days of its launch, the Indian telecom regulator said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Railways' post growth in passenger traffic, revenue
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Railway Ministry on Thursday reported a rise in passenger traffic and revenue generation during 2016-17.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress has never backed separatists: Anand Sharma on Hurriyat
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday declined to comment on senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's meeting with Hurriyat leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the party has never backed separatists and does not recognise those who are "unelectable and unrepresentative".
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
UAE V-P, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince discuss national security
Abu Dhabi, May 25 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE's Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, met on Thursday to discuss ways of strengthening national security and stability.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Togo,Politics
Rajasthan agritech meet draws in MoUs worth Rs 955 crore
Kota (Rajasthan), May 25 (IANS) The Rajasthan government signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) worth over Rs 955 crore at the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
No talks with separatists, at least for now: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday ruled out any talks with the separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, at least for now.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Suarez injured, Pique, Mascherano ready for Copa del Rey final
Barcelona, May 25 (IANS) Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was injured during training on Thursday, while Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano trained with the squad, the Spanish team announced.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Indian agency bags America's PR World Gold
Mumbai/San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Mumbai-based Concept Public Relations India Limited has been chosen for the Gold Award at the prestigious 7th Annual PR World Awards, instituted by Silicon Valley Communications of the US.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BCCI invites application for India team coach
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for the national team coach's post.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Fadnavis, 5 others, survive chopper crash; Tweets 'We are ok' (Roundup)
Latur (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed after it got entangled in overhead electric cables in Latur district, sparking a major scare here on Thursday. He later tweeted, "We are absolutely safe and ok. Nothing to worry."
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BCCI, PCB to discuss bilateral series on May 29 meeting: Report
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Less than a week before India and Pakistan face off in a high-octane ICC Champions Trophy clash at Edgbaston on June 4, the respective cricket boards -- BCCI and PCB -- will meet in Dubai on May 29 to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Swami Om gets anticipatory bail in molestation case
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A court here has granted anticipatory bail to former 'Bigg Boss' contestant and self-proclaimed godman Swami Om, who was accused of molesting and threating a woman, court sources said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Amarinder denies seeking security following Khalistani threats
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday denied he has sought enhanced security in the face of open threats and intelligence inputs that fringe Khalistani elements were targetting him for his stance against their activities.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
5 policemen killed in Kenya blast
Rabat, May 25 (IANS/MAP) Five policemen were killed on Thursday when their vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device in eastern Kenya.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Punjab education board chief resigns on CM's directive
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Balbir Singh Dhol submitted his resignation following Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's order on Thursday after poor results of Class X board examinations.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Education
BJP, CPI-M unleashing violence in Bengal, says Mamata
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Rejecting opposition charges of police excesses, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP and the CPI-M of unleashing violence in the state in the name of protests.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saharanpur violence: Bhim Army demands justice for Dalits
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Newly formed Dalits' rights group Bhim Army on Thursday issued ultimatum to the Uttar Pradesh government to bring the perpetrators of the May 5 Saharanpur violence to book.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha to get respite from heatwave; rains likely
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Heat wave condition continued to prevail over several parts of Odisha even as the Met Office on Thursday forecast rain and thunderstorm.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Proposed GST rates on sugar, tea lower
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on sugar, tea, coffee (other than instant coffee) and milk powder will be much lesser than prevailing taxes, the Finance Ministry said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I am a limited performer, says Salman Khan
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who will soon be seen in the film "Tubelight", says as an actor he has limitations and filming for the Kabir Khan directorial was an emotional journey.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SAI-South Korea Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo meet starts
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI)-South Korea Ambassadors Cup Taekwondo Championship started at the K.D. Jadhav Wrestling Hall in Indira Gandhi Sports Complex here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Abedi 'wanted revenge' for US raids on Syria, says sister
London, May 25 (IANS) Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi carried out the concert attack because he wanted to take revenge for US airstrikes on Syria, said the 22-year-old's sister.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Mercedes' Hamilton fastest in free practice
Monte Carlo, May 25 (IANS) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was the fastest in the first free practice at the Monaco Grand Prix here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Macao,Sports,Motorsports
Australia's Stosur in Strasborg semis
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Australian Samantha Stosur on Thursday defeated Spain's Carla Suarez 7-6(5), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg tennis tournament.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
IDBI Bank initiates process to sell non-core assets
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Aiming at a turnaround to augment its capital base and recover from bad loans, the IDBI Bank on Thursday said it has initiated the process to sell its non-core assets over a period of time.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amid Jadhav tension, Sushma thanks Pakistan for Uzma's return
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India-Pakistan diplomatic relations may be at a low over alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and cross-border firings, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday was at her diplomatic best when she thanked Islamabad for making possible the return of Uzma Ahmed -- an Indian woman forced to marry a Pakistani man.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Ashok Leyland posts Rs 1,223-cr net, plans Rs 500-cr capex
Chennai/Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd, closing last fiscal with a net profit of Rs 1,223 crore on a revenue of Rs 21,332 crore, plans to invest around Rs 500 crore during the current year, the company's Managing Director on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Court grants bail to Jindal's adviser, others
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A court here on Thursday granted regular bail to five persons, including Jindal Steel's adviser Anand Goel, in a coal block allocation case against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and others.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JK Tyre-Suzuki float two-wheeler racing series
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) JK Tyre has tied up with the two-wheeler giant Suzuki to introduce a two-wheeler racing series that will become part of its National Racing Championships, it was revealed on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Anticipatory bail can be suspended but not without hearing accused, SC told
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Former Chairman of Jodhpur Development Authority (JDA) Rajendra Singh Solanki on Thursday told the Supreme Court that anticipatory bail granted to him by the Rajasthan High Court in a criminal case should not have been suspended without hearing him.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Blast kills one ahead of Modi's visit to Assam
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) One person was killed in an explosion in the tea and oil rich Dibrugarh district of Assam on Thursday ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate a 9.15 kilometre-long bridge over the Brahmaputra river.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Highway horror: Man killed, four women gang-raped in UP
Noida, May 25 (IANS) A scrap dealer was killed and his mother, wife, sister and sister-in-law raped by a group of armed men who waylaid their car and also looted the family, near Jewar on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh early on Thursday, police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Mamata meets Modi, again seeks state debt restructuring, funds
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and again sought the restructuring of the state's debts and release of Rs 8,000 crore due to Bengal under various Centre-sponsored schemes.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
AfDB President hopes India helps bank's skill, power agenda
Gandhinagar, May 25 (IANS) Elated over the outcome of the five-day annual meeting of African Development Bank (AfDB) and interaction with the Union Ministers, bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Thursday said he hoped India will substantially contribute towards its transformation agenda in skill development, power and agriculture.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Actor Suniel Shetty named event ambassador of Indian Open of Surfing
Mangaluru, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood action superstar and local boy Suniel Shetty was on Thursday named the event ambassador for the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing that starts at the Sasihithlu beach here on Friday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP wins lone Rajya Sabha seat from Manipur
Imphal, May 25 (IANS) President of the Manipur unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Khetrimayum Bhabananda won the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat, the election for which was held on Thursday, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Films are made for audience, not for critics, says Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, whose latest release "Half Girlfriend" has been appreciated by the audience despite mostly unfavourable reviews, says at the end of the day movies are made for the audience.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kejriwal visits hospital, assures of action on irregularities
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Mangolpuri and came across several irregularities, on which he assured of action.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
RIL leads 58 Indian firms in Forbes Global 2000 latest list
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) is the highest ranked Indian firm in Forbes magazine's 'Global 2000' list this year which sees the number of Indian companies in 2017 rising to 58 from last year's 56.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bedlam in Tripura assembly, CM prevented from entering house
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) Bedlam prevailed in Tripura assembly on Thursday, the last day of its three-day session, after Trinamool Congress's student wing supporters held a black-flag protest and prevented Chief Minister Manik Sarkar from entering the house.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
No accident, bus with 40 children returns safely to Poonch
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) A school bus with 40 children on board that was believed to have met with an accident in Jammu's Rajouri district has returned with all its occupants safe and sound, a police official said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Cristiano Ronaldo defrauded nearly $9 mn in tax: Report
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) The Spanish Tax Authorities (Agencia Tributaria) consider that Real Madrid football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo defrauded over 8 million euros ($8.95 million) by not correctly declaring his image rights for the period between 2011 and 2013, according to media reports in Spain.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
BJP workers, policemen injured during Kolkata protest march
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) A large number of BJP workers and policemen were injured and a police vehicle was torched as BJP workers, protesting against the law and order situation in the state and alleged fake cases lodged against party workers, clashed with security personnel here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tea Board engages agency to carry out study on tea industry
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The Tea Board India on Thursday said it has decided to engage a professional agency to carry out a comprehensive study on the status of tea industry after share of organised sector declined to 66 per cent of country's tea production.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Neha Kakkar's voice brings smile to my face: Kriti Sanon (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon says singer Neha Kakkar's voice brings smile to her face.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Manchester's football giants make joint donation to emergency fund
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Manchester's two football rivals came together on Thursday with a joint 1 million pound donation to the city's emergency fund set up in the wake of a terror attack that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured over 100 others.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Tripura assembly unanimously approves state GST bill
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) The Left-ruled Tripura in a special assembly session on Thursday unanimously approved the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill.
2017-05-25
Category: International, India,Politics,Business/Economy
Equity markets surge to new highs, banking stocks soar (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Indian equity markets were elevated to new high levels on Thursday by positive global cues, expected reforms to deal with banking sector's woes, and short-covering triggered on account of May futures and options (F&O) contracts expiry.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
4 arrested for Moscow terror plot
Moscow, May 25 (IANS) Russian security forces have arrested four men allegedly linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror organisation and suspected of planning a series of terror attacks on Moscow's transport system, authorities said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian music bands to compete in online battle
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Music bands from all over India will take part in an online battle -- Indian Band League (IBL) -- starting on May 31.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Bandhavgarh tiger reserve chief pulled up as cubs, felines die
Bhopal/New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) While the nation aspires to double the number of tigers by 2022, "open defiance" of foresters despite rising mortality of the fine felines has raised question mark over conservation in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fadnavis escaped air tragedy - list of politicians who didn't
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday had a providential escape when his copter crash-landed. But many other leading Indian politicians have not been as lucky, and got killed in air tragedies in the past few decades.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Probiotic use may improve symptoms of depression
Toronto, May 25 (IANS) Regular intake of probiotics -- live bacteria and yeasts -- which are well known to be good for the digestive system may also relieve symptoms of depression, suggests a new study.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Bomb unit declares Manchester college package safe
Manchester, May 25 (IANS) A "suspicious" package has been declared safe after army bomb disposal experts were called to a street in Hulme, near Manchester city centre.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Education
Pakistan is a 'well of death', says Indian woman after return
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) "Pakistan is like a well of death", said Uzma Ahmed, the Indian woman repatriated to the country from Pakistan where she was allegedly forced and duped into marrying against her choice.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
'Entry into Bollywood now easier through proper channels'
Noida, May 25 (IANS) Almost every individual dreams of acting and being watched on screen -- but only a handful get the chance to be an actor. Popular casting director Mukesh Chhabra says that as compared to earlier times, entry into filmdom has become easier for people if they go through proper channels.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bride-to-be, 7 others killed in Karanataka van-bus smash-up
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Eight persons, among them a bride-to-be, were killed and 22 injured in a ghastly head-on collision between a bus and a van in north Karnataka, the police said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal BJP condemns police for attacking party headquarters
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The West Bengal unit of the BJP on Thursday accused the police of forcibly entering its headquarters and "mercilessly beating up" the workers on a day when violence erupted here during a protest march organised by the party.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
40 school children feared dead in Jammu bus accident
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) At least 40 school children were feared dead when a bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Rajouri district of Jammu region on Thursday, the state police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Ashok Leyland's standalone Q4 net profit at Rs 476 cr
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Commercial vehicles manufacturer Ashok Layland on Thursday reported a net profit of Rs 476 crore in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NDA term full of propaganda, demand White Paper on economy: Congress
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In a scathing attack, the Congress on Thursday said the Modi government's three years in power were full of "distractions, propaganda, falsification of facts, intoleranace, manufacturing of numbers and betrayal" and demanded a White Paper on the economy.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Obama gets rousing welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel
Berlin, May 25 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama, in a first speaking event in Europe since leaving the White House in January, received an exuberant welcome in the German capital on Thursday as he took part in a public debate with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Benefits of different teas
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Multiple brands have come up with numerous tea variants ranging from green tea to organic, black, herbal and fruit-based infusions. While we all drink tea as a stress buster, comforter, there are many other hidden benefits that different types of tea offer if consumed in a definite time and manner, say experts.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
China denies UN report on CPEC
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China on Thursday was evasive about a UN report stating that the CPEC could fuel tensions between India and Pakistan, denying there was any "specific" document.
2017-05-25
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Microsoft programme features 238 Indian educators
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft has announced its 2016-2017 class of education innovators featuring 238 Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIE) Experts across India, the company said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Cipla's Q4 consolidated net loss at Rs 62 cr
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Global pharmaceutical firm Cipla on Thursday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 62 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Himachal seeks PM's intervention for Swan river channelisation
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday expressed concern over the inordinate delay in central assistance for the Swan river channelisation in the state's Una district.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Pending electricity bills of 1984 riot victims waived
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to waive the pending electricity bills of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Learning to read in adulthood may transform brain
London, May 25 (IANS) When a completely illiterate person learns to read and write in adulthood, the human brain reorganises and transforms itself significantly, researchers say.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Education,Health/Medicine
Young Li is Alibaba's head of international business
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Alibaba's Mobile Business Group on Thursday said Young Li has been elevated as the head of International Business Department, and in his new role he will be in charge of the overseas business of UCWeb.
2017-05-25
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Enforce hallmarking with implementation of GST: World Gold Council
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The World Gold Council on Thursday said the enforcement of hallmarking is key along with implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) to bring the transparency in the trade of the yellow metal.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Mamata hopes for consensus Presidential candidate
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hoped for a consensus candidate for the presidential election.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sri Lanka tweaks trade deals negotiations policy
Colombo, May 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Thursday announced a new policy, which is more outward-oriented, coherent and with a clearer vision, to better meet requirements in negotiations of international trade agreements.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
MHA seeks report from UP on Saharanpur violence
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Thursday sought a detailed report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the caste violence in Saharanpur district that has left two persons dead and more than two dozen injured, an official said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two jailed for CWG stadiums renovation fraud
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A special court here has sentenced two persons to 30 months' jail in a case related to irregularities in the renovation of two stadiums ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2010, court sources said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Prime Focus' consolidated Q4 net profit at Rs 38.7 crore
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Global media and entertainment services firm Prime Focus on Thursday posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 38.7 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ways to take care of your precious gold jewellery
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Gold being a soft metal, contact or abrasion between different jewellery pieces may damage them. Wrap each piece separately to avoid such a problem, say experts.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India seeks access to Mumbai man arrested in Pakistan
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India on Thursday sought from Pakistan consular access to Sheikh Nabi, a Mumbai resident arrested in Islamabad for not possessing travel documents, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Manchu Manoj to give 10% of each film's earnings to farmer-initiative
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Actor Manchu Manoj will give 10 per cent of each films earnings to the 'Save the Farmers initiative to provide relief to Indian farmers.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Odisha CM seeks 2nd bridge over Brahmani river
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday requested the Centre to construct a new bridge over Brahmani river in Rourkela to facilitate vehicular communication.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Man hacked to death in broad daylight in Andhra
Vijayawada, May 25 (IANS) A man was hacked to death in full public view by four unidentified persons in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Thursday, police said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Oil Q4 net soars 85% at Rs 3,721 cr on higher income
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) State-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Thursday posted an impressive 85 per cent jump in net profit for the fourth quarter ended March at Rs 3,721 crore owing to better revenue from operations, even as refining margins grew.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trump meets EU leaders in Brussels
Brussels, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday met leaders of the main European Union institutions here as part of his first international tour after taking office in January.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
India's longest bridge over Brahmaputra to bring Assam, Arunachal closer
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Bringing Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer, the country's longest river bridge -- at 9.15 km - over the mighty Brahmaputra, is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Dispute continues between Germany, Turkey as German lawmakers cancel visit
Berlin, May 25 (IANS) A group of German lawmakers have called off a visit to Turkey due to the pressure exerted by Turkish authorities, Bundestag's Vice President Claudia Roth has said.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Diplomacy
Tripura assembly unanimously approves GST bill
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) Left-ruled Tripura in a special assembly session on Thursday approved the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill unanimously.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Harington not aiming for 'next big Oscar film'
London, May 25 (IANS) The "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington says he is not aiming to get into "that next big Oscar film".
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Four militants of banned group arrested in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) At least four militants belonging to the banned Neo-JMB outfit were arrested by Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Not in race for another term: President Mukherjee
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday probably gave enough hints that he may not be in the race for another term in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amit Shah, Chandrababu discuss alliance, presidential poll
Amaravati, May 25 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Historian Kalra hopeful of India reaching women's World Cup final
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Women's cricket historian Sunil Yash Kalra on Thursday predicted that the Indian eves stand a great chance of reaching the final of the upcoming World Cup, to be held from June 24 to July 23 in England and Wales.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India face stern China test at Sudirman Cup quarters (Preview)
Gold Coast, May 25 (IANS) It will be an uphill task for the Indian shuttlers when they take on China in the quarter-finals of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here on Friday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Patna hospital patients left unattended due to doctors strike
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Shakuntala Devi has been writhing in pain on the floor of the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) Emergency Ward, with none to attend to her and alleviate her suffering, following a flash strike by the hospital's junior doctors.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Porto's Felipe close to Juventus move: Reports
Rio de Janeiro, May 25 (IANS) Brazilian defender Felipe is on the verge of joining Italian giants Juventus.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
TCS partners with Nexperia to build digital core
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday announced partnership with semiconductor company Nexperia to transform its applications and infrastructure services.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Resisting reunification by force will get Taiwan nowhere: China
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) A Chinese spokesperson on Thursday warned that the Taiwan administration's attempt to resist reunification by the use of force will get the island nowhere.
2017-05-25
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Bomb disposal unit arrives at Manchester college
Manchester, May 25 (IANS) An army bomb disposal unit was sent to a college in Trafford here on Thursday, Greater Manchester Police said.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Equity markets surge to new highs, banking stocks soar
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Indian equity markets on Thursday soared to new high levels as positive global cues, a strong rupee and healthy buying in banking, capital goods and automobile stocks lifted investors' sentiments.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Eintracht Frankfurt suspend Varela for getting tattoo
Berlin, May 25 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt have suspended Guillermo Varela from the squad after he got a tattoo against the club's advice, days before facing Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Congress party renames its legal cell
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accepted the proposal to rename the party's Legal and Human Rights Department as the Legal, Human Rights and RTI Department.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Eight more patients die as Bihar doctors continue strike
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Eight more patients have died duing the ongoing strike by junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) since Wednesday night, taking the total deaths to 15, official sources said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Mariah Carey slammed for being 'bananas'
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey has been slammed by her co-star Rob Huebel over her "bananas" behaviour on the set of "The House".
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kourtney, Younes Bendjima enjoying 'wild sex'
Cannes, May 25 (IANS) Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian is reportedly enjoying her time with her new boyfriend Younes Bendjima at the 70th Cannes Film Festival here.
2017-05-25
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Three Pakistanis held in Bengaluru with Indian identity cards
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Three suspected Pakistan nationals, including two women, were arrested in the city with fake Indian identity cards and fake passports, police said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
BCCI invites application for India team coach
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for coach of the national team.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Celebrities wish 'new father' Karan Johar on birthday
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar turned 45 on Thursday, and a string of Bollywood personalities like Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt wished him a year full of love, luck, prosperity and happiness.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Five injured in Delhi brawl
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Five persons were injured in a brawl and shooting over plying of trucks here, the police said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Most distributors, production houses want a star's face in films'
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Avinash Das, who made his Bollywood directorial debut this year with Swara Bhasker-starrer "Anaarkali of Aarah", says he and the film's producers had to struggle to get it distributed in the country as it was devoid of a heavy-duty star cast.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Babri case: CBI court summons Advani, Joshi on May 30
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) A special CBI court in Lucknow, conducting day-to-day hearing of the 1992 Babri demolition case, on Thursday asked BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear personally before it on May 30.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Congress delegation meets Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) A Congress party delegation led by Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday called on senior Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq here.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sony introduces SSDs for video recorders
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Sony India on Thursday launched two new G-Series Professional Solid State Drives (SSD) of 960GB and 480GB capacities for external video recording devices docked to camcorders or high-performance DSLRs.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Iraqi forces push further in anti-IS operation in west Mosul
Baghdad, May 25 (IANS) Iraqi paramilitary Hashd Shaabi units on Thursday initiated a new advance to recapture areas near the Iraqi-Syrian border west of Mosul in an operation to dislodge the Islamic State militant group from the Iraqi side of the border.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistani man 'stoned to death'
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) A 43-year-old man was allegedly stoned to death for honour in Pakistan's Ghourgushti, a media report said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace
New York, May 25 (IANS) A team of astronomers has discovered a new kind of galaxies which, although extremely old -- formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang -- create stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
We shouldn't compare 'Dangal', 'Baahubali 2': Aamir (Lead, correcting name in para 3)
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan says it's unfair to compare his film "Dangal" with S.S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" -- both of which have crossed collections of Rs 1500 crore at the box office worldwide -- as both of them have their own space.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US judge issues arrest warrant for yoga guru Bikram Choudhury
Washington, May 25 (IANS) A Los Angeles judge has issued an arrest warrant for Bikram Choudhury, the Indian American "hot" yoga guru, after he failed to pay more than $7 million in 2016 to his former lawyer who was the victim in a sexual harassment case against him.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
BJP workers, policemen injured as Kolkata turns into war zone during protest
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) A number of BJP workers and policemen were injured and a police vehicle was torched as parts of central Kolkata resembled a war zone with security forces using water canons and batons and lobbying tear gas shells on the activists who also hurled bricks during a protest march here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google's Rajan Anandan is now IAMAI Chairman
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Rajan Anandan, Vice-President, South East Asia and India, Google, is the new Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), a statement said here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Fadnavis, 5 others survive chopper crash in Maharashtra (Third Lead)
Latur (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others on Thursday had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed after it got entangled in overhead electric cables in Latur district, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK 'not sharing info' with US after bomb photo leak
Manchester, May 25 (IANS) British police chiefs have stopped sharing information on the Manchester concert bombing with the US after the American media leaked crime scene pictures that showed the bomb used in the attack was a highly-powerful device packed with nuts and screws.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Pakistan condemns commendation to Indian Army officer Gogoi
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday condemned the Indian Army chief's Commendation Card to an officer involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to a jeep as human shield.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Our brain can spot disease in others to avoid sick people
London, May 25 (IANS) The human brain is better than previously thought at discovering early-stage disease in others, thereby helping us avoid sick people, says a new study.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Providential escape: Big B on Fadnavis's chopper crash-landing
Latur, May 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says it was a "providential escape" for Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his team when their chopper crash-landed here at noon on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Jakarta bombings linked to IS: Police
Jakarta, May 25 (IANS) Indonesian police on Thursday said the Islamic State militant group is linked to the suicide bombings near a bus stop in Jakarta that killed two bombers and three policemen.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Indonesia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian woman 'forced' to marry Pakistani returns home
Amritsar/Lahore, May 25 (IANS) An Indian woman who alleged she was forced and duped into marrying a Pakistani man was repatriated to her country through the Wagah border on Thursday, a day after the Islamabad High Court permitted her to travel home.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Facebook records 350 mn IPL 10-related interactions
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Over 120 million people joined the Indian Premier League (IPL) conversation on Facebook and the company recorded 350 million interactions related to the season on the platform.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL,Media,Technology
Telecom department closely watching impact of 18% GST on the sector: Manoj Sinha
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The telecom department is closely watching the impact of the proposed 18 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the industry, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said here on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
ED raids Hooda's aides in Manesar land deal case
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday raided around ten places of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's aides in connection with a 400-acre land deal in Gurugram's Manesar.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Say yes to eco-friendly flooring
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Create a healthy environment at home by choosing eco-friendly flooring.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tsonga defeats Berlocq, advances to Lyon Open quarters
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won a tough game against Argentina's Carlos Berlocq to advance to the quarterfinals of the Lyon Open tennis tournament here.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
22 Uttarkashi bus accident victims' bodies flown to Indore
Dehradun, May 25 (IANS) Bodies of 22 pilgrims, who died in a bus accident in Uttarkashi on Tuesday, were airlifted to Indore in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday by a special aircraft.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How accurate is your fitness tracker?
New York, May 25 (IANS) Your fitness tracker may accurately measure the heart rate but may misguide you on the number of calories you burnt, researchers say.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
China to expand imports from US
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) China will increase imports from the US in wide-ranging areas including agricultural products, energy and high-tech equipment, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Thursday.
2017-05-25
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Babri case: CBI court summons Advani, Joshi on May 30
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) A special CBI court in Lucknow, which is conducting daily hearing of the 1992 Babri demolition case, on Thursday directed BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear personally before it on May 30.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Brazilian President deploys army against protestors
Brasilia, May 25 (IANS) Brazilian President Michel Temer has ordered the armed forces to patrol Brasilia for a week, following protests that called for the end of his government and immediate elections for a new President.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Brazil,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Elephant population declining in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 25 (IANS) The elephant population has gradually declined in Jharkhand in the last 15 years with many succumbing to electrocution, railway accidents and poaching, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Vijayan to take up with PM issue of kidnapped Catholic priest
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said he will take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the issue of kidnapped Kerala Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil, who is at an undisclosed location in Yemen.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Want to give my kids freedom to be what they want: Sachin Tendulkar
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar says through his documentary drama "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", he wants to share a very pertinent message that his parents taught him -- of giving children the freedom to pursue their dreams.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Wawrinka reaches Geneva Open quarters
Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka needed only 37 minutes to place himself in the quarter-finals of the Geneva Open after his rival, Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva retired with 5-2 on the scoreboard.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Government will look into telecom regulator's proposal to penalise 3 companies: Minister
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The government will look into the proposal of the Indian telecom regulator on penalising three companies for not providing adequate points of interconnections (PoI) to industry newcomer Reliance Jio and will take a decision at the proper time.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Sanjay Mitra takes over as Defence Secretary
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) New Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra took charge on Thursday, succeeding G. Mohan Kumar.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Man United beat Ajax to claim Europa League title
Stockholm, May 25 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) side Manchester United lifted the Europa League trophy with a 2-0 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in the final, also securing an automatic spot in next season's UEFA Champions League group phase.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Fadnavis unhurt as chopper crash-lands in Latur
Latur (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed after it got entangled in overhead wires in Latur district on Thursday, officials said.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India reaffirms commitment to renewable energy
Suva/New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India on Thursday reaffirmed its commitment to renewable energy with the promise to expand into all forms of energy that can reduce carbon footprint.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Fiji,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
BJP activists reach Kolkata police headquarters ahead of schedule
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Even before the state BJP's march to the city police headquarters formally started, a group of its party workers on Thursday surprised the police by suddenly arriving near Lalbazar in a private bus.
2017-05-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Court grants bail to Jindal's advisor, others
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A court here on Thursday granted regular bail to five persons, including Jindal Steel's advisor Anand Goel, in a coal block allocation case against former Congress MP Naveen Jindal and others.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'23 million Americans to lose health insurance by 2026'
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The healthcare reform proposed by US President Donald Trump to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare, will leave 23 million US citizens without health insurance over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Indian cinema has been escapist experience for masses'
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood's song and dance sequence has been a way for the masses to escape from the daily grind, feels Ashley Rodrigues, who is helming a Virtual Reality (VR) short film with Eddie Avil.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Palmeiras in Copa Libertadores knockout phase
Rio de Janeiro, May 25 (IANS) Reigning Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras claimed top spot in Group E of the Copa Libertadores football tournament with a 3-1 victory over Argentina's Atletico Tucuman.
2017-05-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
US Treasury urges Congress to raise debt limit before recess
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has urged the Congress to raise the debt limit before its August recess to avoid a potential federal government default.
2017-05-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
OnePlus 5 to be 1st phone in India with Snapdragon 835
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has confirmed that its next flagship smartphone OnePlus 5 will be the first India device that will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan': Simple oft-seen drama (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan"; Director: Aditya Sarpotdar; Cast: Mukesh Tiwari, Shrenu Parikh, Arsh Sehrawat, Rahul Raj Malhotra, Abhinav Parashar, Shilpa Tulaskar and Kuldeep Sarin; Rating: **
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi government in celebratory mode but concern over Hindutva outfits (Three years of Modi government)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Stepping into its fourth year in power on Friday, the Narendra Modi government is in a celebratory mood after the BJP's stupendous electoral success in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, a modest pick-up in the economy and the imminent roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax across the nation in July. But questions remain over the stridence shown by Hindutva outfits over cow protection, love jihad and other socially volatile issues.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Digital space is already the big thing: Shenaz Treasury
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Shenaz Treasury, who will soon be seen in the forthcoming film "Munna Micheal", says digital space seems to have taken over from the small screen when it comes to grabbing the attention of the youth.
2017-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz