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Setback for Vijayan as SC reinstates Kerala DGP (Third Lead)
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) In a huge setback to the Pinarayi Vijayan government, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Kerala to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the state police chief.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Egyprian court sentences 20 to death for police killings
Cairo, April 24 (IANS/AKI) An Cairo court on Monday upheld 20 death sentences against suspected Islamists over the killings of 12 policemen in an attack on a police station near Giza in August 2013, reports said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Egypt,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP trying to lure away AAP legislators: Alka Lamba
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Alka Lamba on Monday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to lure away her party's MLAs.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal talks of movement 'if exit poll results prove true'
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A day after civic polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked his party workers to be ready for a "movement" if exit poll results of the municipal elections prove to be true.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab to put ultrasound centres under surveillance
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) With the sex ratio in Punjab in dismal figures, the state's Health Department announced on Monday that all ultrasound centres across the state would be put under surveillence.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Food Ministry favours 25% hike in tur import duty: Paswan
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said his ministry was in favour of hiking import duty on tur dal from existing 10 per cent to 25 per cent in the interest of farmers.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SC asks Unitech to pay interest to flat buyers or face attachment
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked real estate major Unitech to deposit interest on the money paid by flat buyers at its project at Gurugram by May 8, cautioning it that failure to deposit the interest may invite attachment of its property.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
International community should act on Pakistan terror links: Jaitley
New York, April 24 (IANS) Warning that most terrorism "across the world have some footprint" in Pakistan, Indian Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Monday that the international community has to take action.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Jamia students' drone-detecting system to be used by AAI
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A software developed by Jamia Milia Islamia students to detect "unwanted drones" at or near airports will be used for security by the Airport Authority of India (AAI), a varsity statement said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
Centre's new law aims at agricultural reforms, clips APMC wings
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In a major move aimed at bringing about reforms in the agriculture sector, the central government on Monday came out with a draft model act for the states, which envisages ending monopoly of traditional APMC markets.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Argentine detained for entering Jagannath temple
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) A tourist from Argentina was detained for entering the Jagannath Temple in Puri, said police on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre not imposing any language on anyone: Naidu
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday denied as incorrect the perception that the Centre is imposing Hindi language on others, maintaining that the government has only notified the recommendations of a parliamentary panel.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rallis India's consolidated Q4 net profit down 8.8%
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Agro-chemicals major Rallis India on Monday reported a decline of 8.82 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016-17.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maoist attack on CRPF clear case of intelligence failure: Congress
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Condemning the attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the Congress on Monday said it is a clear case of intelligence failure and called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act decisively against anti-national forces.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Schools in Odisha to remain closed as mercury soars
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday ordered the closure of schools till June 18 in view of the prevailing heat wave in the state.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Need human rights panel in Nagaland, says NHRC
Kohima, April 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) here on Monday concluded its first open hearing of cases related to grievances of the Scheduled Tribes, and called for setting up a human rights panel in the northeastern state.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jet Airways to add 42 weekly flights
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Full-service airline Jet Airways on Monday said that it will add 42 weekly flights to meet an expected surge in demand during the summer holiday season.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Stuntmen should get equal respect at award shows: Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Stunt artists and choreographers should be accorded as much respect as heroes at every award ceremony, actor Akshay Kumar said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
SC transfers Yamuna pollution PIL to NGT
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday transferred to the National Green Tribunal the over two decade old PIL relating to ever-increasing pollution of river Yamuna.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Maximum temperature at average in Delhi, but warmer days ahead
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The national capital saw a warm day on Monday with the maximum temperature at 37.8 degrees Celsius, average for the season. Tuesday is likely to be cloudy and while the respite from heat will last this week, warmer days lie ahead.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
EAG appoints Robin Kamark as CEO for airline equity partners
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) on Monday announced the appointment of Robin Kamark as its Chief Executive Officer, for airline equity partners.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Students ask UGC if NET examination will be held
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Fearing cancellation of the biannual National Eligibility Test (NET) examination, the All India Students Association (AISA) demonstrated outside the University Grant Commission (UGC) office here on Monday and sought its clarification on the issue.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Maoists massacre 25 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh
Raipur/Sukma, April 24 (IANS) In one of the deadliest attacks, 300 to 400 heavily armed Maoists, women included, ambushed a CRPF contingent in a forested patch in Chhattisgarh on Monday, killing 25 troopers and escaping with their AK-47 assault rifles.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Monchi arrives to take over as AS Roma's director of football
Rome, April 24 (IANS) Former Spanish footballer Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo 'Monchi' arrived on Monday in Italian capital Rome, to sign a contract with AS Roma as the club's new director of football in the coming hours.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Rahul condemns Maoist attack on CRPF personnel
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, saying "thoughtless violence will never succeed in weakening our resolve to fight forces of extremism".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
RIL's 2016-17 oil, gas revenues fall over 30%
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Monday posted a 30.9 per cent fall in revenue from its oil and gas business in the last fiscal at Rs 5,191 crore, as compared with Rs 7,514 crore during the like period in 2015-16, owing to lower gas production and its lower price realisation.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m event
Auckland, April 24 (IANS) Indian Man Kaur, 101, won the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games here on Monday. Hailing from Chandigarh, Man Kaur was the lone contender in the 100-years-and-over event which she completed in a minute and 14 seconds.
2017-04-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Athletics
Ibrahimovic says he will decide when to hang boots
Manchester, April 24 (IANS) Manchester United veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Monday that he will decide when it is time to stop playing football. The Swedish striker sustained a serious knee injury during Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg victory over Anderlecht and will be sidelined for six to eight months.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Cabinet Secretary gets a year's extension
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha was on Monday given a year's extension in service, said an official statement.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sulabh International honours personalities, institutions
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) NGO Sulabh International on Monday awarded personalities and institutions for contributing towards improving sanitation in the country and generating awareness among the people of Rural India.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Human Interest/Society
Pune post challenging 160/6 vs Mumbai in IPL
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) posted 160/6 against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IAF inducts Su-30 MKI into frontline 221 Squadron
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian Air Force on Monday inducted its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft into the 221 Squadron, 'Valiants', at its base in Punjab, enhancing the IAF's capabilities, an official release said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Banks may have to swallow losses to resolve NPA issue: Jaitley
New York, April 24 (IANS) Banks may have to take "haircuts" - swallow losses - as one of the measures to resolve the sector's problem of non-performing assets (NPA) and this is a top priority for the government, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Indians are lucky, says Kamal Haasan on Viswanath
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Monday said Indians are lucky to have filmmaker K. Vishwanath, who will be conferred the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the country's highest award in cinema.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Joint Indian-French naval exercise 'Varuna' begins
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India and France on Monday began their week-long bilateral naval exercise Varuna in France's Toulon port, a navy statement said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
TCS, Infosys got only 8.8% of H-1B visas, Nasscom rebuts US claim
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Indian IT industry's apex organisation has said that the two top companies -- TCS and Infosys -- got only 8.8 per cent of the H-1B visas for placement of workers in the United States.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Northeast India's largest IT hub opens in Tripura
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) Northeast India's sixth and largest Information Technology (IT) hub was inaugurated here on Monday to boost employment and e-governance besides to export software technology.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
President condemns Maoist attack on CRPF troopers
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday condemned the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh, which left at least 26 troopers dead.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC sets timeline for filling vacancies in six states' police forces
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday fixed a timeline for recruitment of police personnel including Sub-Inspectors, head constables and the constables in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Odisha CM calls on ailing Vajpayee in Delhi
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday called on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence here to enquire after his health.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet Secretary gets a year's extension
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha was on Monday given a year's extension in service, official sources said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aadhar card mandatory for subsidised foodgrains to : Centre to HC
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Central government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that the Aadhaar card was made mandatory for getting subsidised food grain through the Public Distribution System as this was not reaching the poor.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Italian-born author shot, injured in Kenya
Nairobi, April 24 (IANS/AKI) Acclaimed Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was battling for life in a Nairobi hospital on Monday after being shot in the hip and stomach by armed men at her ranch in Kenya.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Kenya,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More tourists visited Bihar despite prohibition: CM
Patna, April 24 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said prohibition in Bihar had not affected the state tourism sector as the number of visitors, both domestic and from abroad, had registered an increase.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Arunachal, Assam firm on fast-tracking Subansiri hydro project
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Both Assam and Arunachal on Monday assured the Centre that the 2,000-Megawatt Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project will be put back on the track to ensure no further delay.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Vijayvargiya threatens central intervention if border smuggling on in Bengal
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of being deeply involved in the chit fund scams, BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday claimed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is having "sleepless nights" and threatened central intervention if smuggling in the border areas went unchecked.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Amit Shah to start 15-day nationwide 'Vistaar Yatra'
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will commence a 15-day "Vistaar Yatra" (party expansion tour) from Tuesday from Naxalbari in West Bengal, the party announced on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cows to have Unique Identification Number, Supreme Court told
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court was informed on Monday that every cow and its progeny will be given a Unique Identification Number (UIN) and will be kept at shelter homes run by state governments in every district after they cease to give milk.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
China breeding centre sees Siberian tiger baby boom
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) More than 50 tiger cubs have been born at the world's largest breeding centre for Siberian tigers in northeast China's Heilongjiang province so far this year.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
5 killed in Taliban attack near US base in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) Five persons were killed and eight injured in a suicide car bombing, claimed by Taliban militants, near a US-operated military base in Afghanistans Khost city on Monday, police said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Shocking breach of security, says Rahul on Aadhaar fiasco
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at the government as the Aadhaar numbers and bank account details of millions in Jharkhand were compromised, terming it a "shocking breach of privacy and security".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Security guard murdered at Jayalalithaa's tea estate
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) A security guard at late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa's Kodanad tea estate in Nilgiris district was murdered and another injured in an attack by unidentified persons, said police on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dinakaran claims middleman said he's HC judge: Police
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran has revealed during questioning that he was under the assumption that middleman Sukesh Chandrasekhar was a High Court judge who could help him in striking a deal to bag the two-leaf poll symbol, the Delhi Police said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saddened at the death of CRPF men: Mamata
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed sadness the killings of CRPF troopers in an ambush by Maoist guerillas in Chhattisgarh's Sukma.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Special session of Odisha Assembly to discuss GST Bill
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) The Odisha government has convened a two-day special assembly session from May 18 to discuss and pass State Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill, following Parliament's clearance of the four central laws necessary to implement GST from this July.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Skill India candidates felicitated by Delhi Daredevils
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modis vision of Skill India, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils on Monday met several candidates trained under Skill India at IL&FS Institute of Skills (IIS) here.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
RIL's Q4 consolidated net up 12.3%, annual profit rises 18.8%
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited's (RIL) consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (January-March) of 2016-17 Fiscal moved up by 12.3 per cent, a company statement said here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
7 civilians killed in Syria bombing
Damascus, April 24 (IANS) At least seven civilians, including one child, were killed in a bombing by unidentified military warplanes on a market in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in the north, said a British war monitor on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security
US Defence Secretary slams 'barbaric enemy' Taliban
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence James Mattis arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit on Monday where he slammed Taliban militants and called them "barbaric enemy".
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Punjab sets up ATS to break terrorism-gangster nexus
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has given the go-ahead for setting up an Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) to break the nexus flourishing between militants and gangsters in the state's prisons, an official said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pawan Kalyan asks Centre to respect subnational identity
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Leading Telugu actor and Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan has urged the Central government to respect sub-national identity, warning that failure to do so could lead to separatist movements.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Development projects ignore fragility of Andaman, Nicobar Islands'
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Most of the development projects happening in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI) are "almost in negation" of the reality of the fragility and vulnerability of the island chain, says researcher and author Pankaj Sekhsaria.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Tennis: US stun Czech to reach Fed Cup final against Belarus
Tallahassee (Florida), April 24 (IANS) The United States stunned the Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the final of the Fed Cup tennis tournament, setting up a match-up with unexpected finalists Belarus.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Florida,Sports,Tennis
UAE Foreign Minister calls on Japanese PM
Tokyo, April 24 (IANS/WAM) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received UAE's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his delegation here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Diplomacy
Defence, internal security to be part of planning process: NITI member
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In a radical departure, the new 15-year long-term vision being worked out by the NITI Aayog would also include defence and internal security within its ambit, V.K. Saraswat, a member of the panel that has succeeded the Planning Commission, said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Naxalabari, Mamata's constituency in Shah's three-day Bengal tour
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah begins a three-day political campaign in West Bengal from Tuesday, kickstarting his booth level public interactions with house visits to Naxalbari - where the Maoist movement in India was born half a century back - and carpet bombing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's constituency the next day.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Firm on CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death, Sasikala's removal: Panneerselvam group
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The AIADMK faction led by former Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam on Monday said that it remains steadfast on its two demands - a CBI probe into the death of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa and throwing out party General Secretary V.K.Sasikala and her family out of the party.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Higher global indices lift Indian equities (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Higher European and Asian indices along with a strengthened rupee lifted the Indian equity markets on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maoists massacre 26 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh (Fourth Lead)
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Hundreds of Maoists on Monday massacred at least 26 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district in the bloodiest attack in the state since 2013.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Terrorism
Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A CBI court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal quake: Slow reconstruction work worries global community
Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) Kathmandu-based Nepal International Development Partners Group (IDPG) has expressed concern over the slow pace of reconstruction work in Nepal since the Gorkha Earthquake of 2015 and urged the government and the stakeholders concerned to expedite the process.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Sonia condemns killing of CRPF personnel by Maoists
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday condemned the killing of 24 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh by Maoists, terming it as "a big loss to the nation".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Smart cities expo to showcase 5 major exhibitions
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Five major exhibitions -- 'Buildings India', 'Solar India', 'Transport India', 'Smart Cities India', and 'Water India' -- will be held at the International Smart Cities expo here in which 40 countries will participate, it was announced on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Delhi man held for attacking men transporting buffaloes
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A 32-year-old man was arrested on Monday on charges of assaulting, along with other accomplices, three persons transporting buffaloes in south Delhi, Delhi Police said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL-10: Mumbai opt to field against unchanged Pune
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field against Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'GeM is transparent procurement portal, Congress charge baseless'
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Refuting allegations of irregularities against the Governnment e-Marketplace (GeM) levelled by the Congress, the government on Monday said GeM is a transparent, digital public procurement portal and the opposition charges are based on forged letters.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Himachal CM's wife alleges 'improper probe' by CBI in DA case
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh on Monday told the court that the CBI did not follow proper procedure while conducting a probe into a disproportionate assets case against her and others.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harika bounces back in Round 6 of Reykjavik Open chess tourney
Reykjavik, April 24 (IANS) Indias Grand Master Harika Dronavalli recovered strongly from her loss in Round 5 to score an emphatic victory over Vignir Vatnar Stefansson in the highly competitive Reykjavik Open chess tournament here.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
Erin Moran spent final days broke, homeless
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Actress Erin Moran, best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the American sitcom "Happy Days", spent her final days reportedly broke and homeless.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Arjun, Anil Kapoor are fun to work with, says Neha
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Neha Sharma says that it was great fun to work with actors Arjun and Anil Kapoor in their upcoming film "Mubarakan".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RIL overtakes TCS as most valuable company
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) on Monday regained its position as the most valued company of the country in terms of market capitalisation (m-cap) after a gap of four years.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Protecting Bengal's interest in water sharing my priority: Mamata
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her government would prioritise the state's interest when it comes to the Teesta water sharing deal with Bangladesh.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Weeding begins as part of efforts to clean up Bengaluru lake
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has started to remove weeds from the Bellandur lake here under its drive to clean up the water body as ordered by the National Green Tribunal, said an official on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Mehbooba says PM intends to talk to all Kashmir stakeholders (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi intended to hold talks in a "conducive atmosphere" with all stakeholders to bring order to the troubled state as she invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's policy, saying "talks" were the only way to "move forward".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security
Attack on CRPF cowardly: Modi
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described the killing of 24 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh by Maoists as "cowardly and deplorable".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
'Centre lacks Kashmir policy, BJP-PDP handling dangerous to unity'
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Congress on Monday slammed both the Centre and the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir, and said their handling of the situation in Kashmir is detrimental to the national unity and security.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Extremely pained by Maoist attack: Rajnath
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he was "extremely pained" by the killing of 24 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Kerala Minister adamant on not apologising personally to plantation workers
Munnar (Kerala), April 24 (IANS) Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani, who is facing flak for his remarks about women plantation workers, on Monday said that he has already apologised but will not go personally to say sorry to some of them sitting on a protest near here.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sennheiser launches two new wireless headphones in India
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) German audio company Sennheiser on Monday launched two new wireless headphones HD 4.50BTNC and HD 4.40BT at Rs 14,990 and Rs 10,990, respectively, for the Indian market.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India's first sea ropeway to link Mumbai, Elephanta island
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) India's first and longest ropeway to connect Mumbai with the famous Elephanta Island in the Arabian Sea is planned to be constructed by the Mumbai Port Trust, officials said here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Maoists massacre 24 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh (Third Lead)
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Hundreds of Maoists on Monday ambushed and massacred at least 24 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district in the bloodiest attack this year.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Terrorism
French urged to reject Le Pen in presidential vote runoff
Paris, April 24 (IANS) France's defeated political establishment has begun to rally against far-right leader Marine Le Pen as she goes head-to-head against political newcomer Emmanuel Macron in the final race for the French presidency on May 7.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy
AIFF firm to check chances of malpractice in Lajong-Aizawl I-League tie
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) To take any chance of corrupt practices out of the equation, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is sending their Integrity Officer Javed Siraj a day earlier to Shillong where Lajong FC will take on Aizawl FC in what would be I-League's title-deciding match on Sunday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mumbai-based designers to open fashion week in Delhi
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The eighth edition of India Runway Week Summer will have Mumbai-based designers opening and closing the fashion extravaganza, which is scheduled to begin from April 28 here.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjabis may be aborting female foetus in Canada too: Study
Toronto, April 24 (IANS) Indians are known for their preference for male children, and according to a new study, some Indian-origin couples living in Canada -- mostly those from Punjab and the Hindi heartland -- may be practicing sex selective abortion out of a preference for boys.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Midfielder Nilton dreams of Brazil return
Rio de Janeiro, April 24 (IANS) Brazilian midfielder Nilton has raised the prospect of returning to his country next year, but says he won't do so without winning titles with Japan's Vissel Kobe.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Telangana CM meets PM, seeks Centre's nod for quota bill
New Delhi/Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought the Centre's nod for a legislation passed by the state legislature for enhancing reservations in the state.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
K Viswanath conferred Dada Saheb Phalke Award
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Eminent film director and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath will be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the countrys highest award in cinema, it was announced on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Flamengo enter Carioca championship final
Rio de Janeiro, April 24 (IANS) Former Bayern Munich striker Paolo Guerrero struck two second-half goals as Flamengo defeated Botafogo 2-1 in their Carioca championship semi-final.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
RIL's Q4 consolidated net up 12.3%, annual profit rises 18.8%
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited's (RIL) consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (January-March) of 2016-17 moved up by 12.3 per cent, a company statement said here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TCS, Infosys got only 8.8% of H-1B visas, says Nasscom contradicting US official
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Indian IT industry's apex body has said that the two top companies -- TCS and Infosys -- got only 8.8 per cent of H-1B visas for placement of workers in the United States.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
15 policemen injured in Srinagar clashes
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) At least 15 policemen, including three senior officers, were injured here on Monday in clashes between protesting students and security forces.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Take my National Award if I don't deserve it, says Akshay
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who has been criticised for bagging the prestigious National Film Award earlier this month, says after working for 25 years in Bollywood if people still think that he doesn't deserve the honour, they can take it away.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over a dozen policemen injured in Srinagar clashes
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) At least fifteen policemen including three senior officers were injured on Monday in Srinagar during clashes between protesting students and security forces.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Education
Maoists kill 12 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Twelve CRPF troopers were killed and half a dozen injured when Maoists ambushed them in Chhattigarh's Sukma district on Monday afternoon, authorities said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Terrorism
Belgium hails direct Brussels-Mumbai flight
Brussels, April 24 (IANS) Belgian ministers on Monday welcomed the direct flights since March 30 that connect Brussels and Mumbai.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Belgium,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
RIL overtakes TCS as most valuable company
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) on Monday regained its position as the most valued company of the country in terms of market capitalisation (m-cap).
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Funny to have highest net run-rate and be only sixth: Dravid
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid on Monday said he finds it weird that despite being sixth on the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table, the team still has the highest net run-rate.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
In a first, Uttarakhand monitors forest fires with drones
New Delhi/Nainital, April 24 (IANS) In a first, the Uttarakhand Forest Department has launched a drone for real-time monitoring of the forest fire and to take preventive measures, officials said here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rains across Himachal brings down mercury
Shimla, April 24 (IANS) Rains across Himachal Pradesh on early Monday brought down mercury by two to three notches, weather officials said. The weather department has forecast thundershowers at isolated places in the state till Wednesday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Six die as refugee boat capsizes off Greek coast
Athens, April 24 (IANS) At least six persons died when a boat carrying refugees from Turkey to Greece capsized off Lesvos island, the Greek Coast Guard said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Greece,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Funny to have highest run rate, and be sixth on points table: Dravid
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid on Monday said he finds it weird that despite being sixth on the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table, the team still have highest net run-rate.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Feyenoord one win away from Dutch league title
Amsterdam, April 24 (IANS) With AFC Ajax losing 0-1 to PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord need only one victory to clinch their first Dutch football championship since 1999 as the Rotterdam club inched closer to the title beating Vitesse 2-0.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Funny to have highest run rate despite being sixth: Dravid
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid on Monday said he finds it weird that despite being sixth in the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table, they still have the highest net run-rate.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Italian reporter held in Turkey freed
Bologna (Italy), April 24 (IANS/AKI) An Italian journalist detained for two weeks in Turkey while researching refugees near the Syrian border flew back to Italy on Monday after his release.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Italy,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Philippines-US joint drill to start in May
Manila, April 24 (IANS) The Philippine and the US militaries are set to hold their annual joint exercises in May, the US embassy in Manila said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
French league: Monaco regain top spot; Nice held 1-1 by Toulouse
Paris, April 24 (IANS) AS Monaco went back to the top spot on goal difference after winning 2-1 at Olympique Lyon while third-placed Nice dropped crucial points in the Ligue 1 title race as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Toulous.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
L'Opera: From France, with love and flavours
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Remember Julia Child? The famous chef known for introducing French delicacies to the US? In similar fashion, a Frenchman has been keeping alive his country's recipes in the very heart of the national capital for the past six years.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
11 CRPF men killed in Chhattisgarh ambush
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Eleven CRPF troopers were killed and seven others injured when Maoists ambushed a road-opening party in Chattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, an official said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Odisha activist wins Goldman Environmental Prize
San Francisco, April 24 (IANS) Indian environmental activist Prafulla Samantara was on Monday announced as the Asia recipent of the Goldman Environmental Prize for championing the cause of Odidha's Dongria Kondh tribals and safeguarding their land and culture.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
French presidential first round poll sends stocks high
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Stocks in France and exchanges in European markets opened on a rosy note on Monday after pro-market and Europe stance Emmanuel Macron's win in the first round offered a relief to investors.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Business/Economy
Nadal jumps up to 5th place in tennis rankings
Madrid, April 24 (IANS) Spanish star Rafael Nadal jumped up two spots to be fifth in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings released on Monday, while Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the list.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Argentine media hails 'epic' Messi
Buenos Aires, April 24 (IANS) The Argentine media has heaped praise on star footballer Lionel Messi for his match winning performance for FC Barcelona in the 'El Classico' against bitter rivals Real Madrid.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Pooja Banerjee to play grey shade in 'Har Mard ka Dard'
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Television actress Pooja Banerjee will be seen playing a negative role in the on-going sitcom "Har Mard Ka Dard". She says the role might take out the best from her as an actress.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Films from 45 countries to participate at Kashish 2017
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) The eighth edition of Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will see 147 films from 45 countries competing for top awards.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Qatar Airways engages in 'war of words' with American airlines
Dubai, April 24 (IANS) Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker said here on Monday that American Airlines, Delta and the United Airlines were not representing the American people, but only themselves.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Serena Williams regains top spot in tennis rankings
Madrid, April 24 (IANS) United States tennis icon Serena Williams has returned to the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, released on Monday, with 7,010 points.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
'India needs to prepare a pool of future leaders'
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Management guru MB Athreya has said that India needs to prepare a pool of future leaders, who are ready to scale greater heights in a fiercely competitive global economy that faces challenges of climate change, rising inequality and terrorism.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Raveena Tandon bats for women's safety
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon has batted for safety of women and says that steps need to be taken aggressively against those who are guilty of harassing women.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Raabta' pays tribute to DDLJ
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) The lead pair Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon of the upcoming film "Raabta" paid tribute to the 1995 blockbuster "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ) by recreating one of its scenes featuring superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol at a railway station.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IPL: RCB aim to bounce back against SRH (Preview)
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to dust themselves up from the devastating outing in Kolkata Sunday night as they face Sunrisers Hyderabad, who seek first away win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Khattar asks Congress to rein in Amarinder on SYL issue
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday accused the opposition of political gimmicks and said the Congress should prevent Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh from stopping water flow to Haryana through the SYL Canal.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
11 CRPF troopers killed in Chhattisgharh ambush
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) At least 11 CRPF troopers were killed and seven others injured when Maoists ambushed them in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, an official said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Northeast no more a nursery, it's a football factory: Mizoram CM
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Monday backed former India football team captain Baichung Bhutia's comment on the northeast no more being a nursery of the game but a leader, saying it's not only his state but also Manipuri and Assam that have come of age at the national level.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
5 Indians jailed for fraud in Singapore
Singapore, April 24 (IANS) Five Indian nationals were jailed here on Monday for making fraudulent Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund claims amounting to 167,253 Singapore dollars (US $120,422) between January 2015 to May last year, a media report said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Singapore,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
'Gau Rakshaks' committing acts of terror: Owaisi
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said "Gau Rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) are committing acts of terror against innocent people and warned that continued attacks will stoke anarchy in the country.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
'Chandrakanta' has been a great learning experience so far: Kritika Kamra
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Kritika Kamra, who is all set to play a warrior princess in the fantasy drama "Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta", says the show has been a great learning experience for her.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Retailer Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale
London, April 24 (IANS) Luxury shoe and bag retailer Jimmy Choo, with market value of over 700 million pounds (Rs 5,800 crore), has put itself up for sale.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Delhi man held for attacking men transporting buffaloes
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A 32-year-old man was arrested on Monday on charges of assaulting three persons transporting buffaloes in south Delhi, Delhi Police said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Driverless cars to go on test drive in UK in 2019
London, April 24 (IANS) A consortium of British companies on Monday unveiled a plan to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019, the media reported.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Suicide car bombing rocks Khost city in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) A suicide car bombing near an airport rocked eastern city of Khost in Afghanistan on Monday, a source said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tata Sons welcome NCLT order
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Tata Sons on Monday welcomed the order of an apex corporate tribunal which ruled against a petition that had alleged mismanagement by the company.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vodafone India launches unlimited roaming plans for US, UAE, Singapore
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Vodafone India has launched an unlimited international roaming proposition for travellers to the US, UAE and Singapore in its international roaming pack, Vodafone i-RoamFREE, where customers opting for this pack will not be charged a single additional rupee for calls and data while roaming in these three countries, the company announced on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Panchayati Raj workers vital for transforming rural India: PM
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised individuals serving people through Panchayati Raj institutions, and said they play a vital role in India's transformation.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Heritage Foods aim Rs 6,000 crore turnover by 2022
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Heritage Foods Limited (HFL), a leading dairy company owned by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's family, on Monday said that it had set a target of Rs 6,000 crore turnover by 2022.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Opt for dresses that suit your body type
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The right kind of dress can either make or break your look so before opting for the right dress, it is important to understand your body type, say experts.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi zoo quizzed on smuggled animals replacing the dead
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Accused of illegally capturing wild animals, like the Indian civet, to replace dead ones to avoid an enquiry, Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has sought explanation from the Delhi Zoo, a document accessed by IANS revea;s.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Driverless cars trial set for UK in 2010
London, April 24 (IANS) A consortium of British companies on Monday unveiled a plan to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019, the media reported.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
China considers amendment to standardisation law
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers on Monday began reviewing a draft amendment to the Standardisation Law, as the country strives to achieve quality-based development.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Uber replies to report claiming Apple threatened to kick it out of App Store
New York, April 24 (IANS) A day after a media report claimed that Apple in 2015 threatened to kick Uber out of App Store for flouting the rules, the ride-hailing company replied on Monday, saying that it does not track users if they have deleted the app from their iPhones.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Vice President leaves on visits to Armenia, Poland
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday leaves on a visit to Armenia and Poland, official sources said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
'Roomba 960' vacuuming robot now in India
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Puresight Systems, the distributor of US-based iRobot products in India, on Monday launched a new vacuuming robot "Roomba 960" at Rs 64,900.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
42% of CEOs have begun digital transformation: Gartner
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Product improvement and technology are the biggest rising priorities for CEOs in 2017 and 42 per cent of them have begun digital business transformation, market research firm Gartner said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
President of Cyprus to visit India
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will be paying India a state visit from April 25 to 29, an official statement said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Rannvijay to front ads of poker gaming portal
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) TV host-actor Rannvijay Singha has been chosen as the new face of The Spartan Poker, an Indian online poker gaming portal.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP denies rift in J&K alliance; Azad slams it
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The BJP on Monday denied any rift in the BJP-PDP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir and assured the Mehbooba Mufti-led government of its continued support.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Can't enforce fundamental duties: Supreme Court
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined a plea for the enforcement of the fundamental duties as enshrined in the constitution and the implementation of two separate reports by former chief justices of the apex court on the issue.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Display subsidies on food grain at PDS shops: Centre
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Centre has directed states to display information on central and state subsidies for food grain under the Targeted Public Distribution System on boards outside Fair Price Shops for public information and awareness.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Burt Reynolds struggles to walk during public appearance
New York, April 24 (IANS) Actor Burt Reynolds, who made a rare public appearance for the premiere of his film "Dog Years" at the Tribeca Film Festival here, struggled to walk on the red carpet.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I have got my DNA test done: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Monday released a new video in which he says that he has got his DNA test done to know his religion and discovered that he is a 100 percent artist.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chemistry research in India 'still not in big league'
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Despite an increase in research output and international collaboration, chemistry research, "the central science", in India is "still not in the big league", an analysis has revealed.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Killings on rise in presence of US forces in Afghanistan: Karzai
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai once again slammed the US for its failure to take action against the Taliban and said killings are on the rise in the presence of US forces in Afghanistan.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Build economy first, then aircraft carriers: Chinese daily to India (Lead, correcting para 12)
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) India should focus more on its economy rather than building its aircraft carriers to check China's increasing presence in the Indian Ocean, an influential daily said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,National,Media,Defence/Security
Comment on blue-collar Americans was stupid, says Chris Pratt
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt, who is awaiting the release of his film "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", says his comment that blue-collar Americans are not represented much in films was "stupid".
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sachin flooded with birthday wishes from home and abroad
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who turned 44 on Monday, was flooded with congratulatory messages from the cricketing fraternity across the globe.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
AI flight suffers bird hit while landing in Kolkata (Third Lead)
Kolkata/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) An Air India flight from Delhi with 254 passengers and crew on board suffered a bird hit while landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here on Monday, an AI spokesman said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
CISF to host Delhi part of 'Oorja' CAPF football tournament
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will host the Delhi part of the 'Oorja' CAPF Under-19 men's and women's national football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here from May 1 to 10, it was announced on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Trump discusses N.Korea with Xi, Abe
Beijing/Tokyo, April 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday where he discussed North Korea with the two Asian leaders amid heightened tensions surrounding the country.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Gurmeet to pay tribute to Bollywood's dancing superstars
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actor Gurmeet Choudhary will be paying a tribute to Bollywood's iconic dancing superstars, including Prabhu Dheva, Hrithik Roshan and Govinda, by making a video that he will post digitally on his social media accounts on International Dance Day on Saturday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
First unreleased film made Kirti realise her love for acting
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari of "Pink" fame didn't grow up watching numerous films. She was also unaware of her acting skills. She says that it was only after her first unreleased film that she realised how much she loved acting.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cow vigilantism will cause more violence, Rajasthan CM told
Jaipur, April 24 (IANS) Twenty-three former bureaucrats have urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to arrest those who killed a Muslim farmer and warned that unchecked cow vigilantism will lead to "large-scale violence".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B-Town wishes 'starboy' Varun Dhawan on birthday
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Karan Johar, Ayushmann Khurrana and Huma Qureshi have wished actor Varun Dhawan a happy and a prosperous year on his 30th birthday on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AI flight suffers bird hit while landing in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) An Air India flight from Delhi with 254 passengers and crew on board suffered a bird hit while landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here on Monday, an AI spokesman said ading that the plane landed safely and none on board was hurt.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
How to make your home summer ready
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Along with your wardrobe, ensure a makeover of your abode. Invest in good bedsheets, add faux botanic and more to make your home summer friendly, say experts.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Militants kill PDP leader in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) Militants on Monday shot dead a District President of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Pulwama district.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
6 injured in Paris protests against Le Pen, Macron
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Six people, including three security personnel, were injured during protests in Paris against the result of the first round of the French presidential elections, police said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Olympic medallist Khan to launch pro boxing league
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Indian boxing is set to get a boost with two-time world champion Amir Khan launching the Super Boxing League (SBL) scheduled to be held from July 7 to August 12.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Appeasement politics will ruin Trinamool: BJP
Seuri (West Bengal), April 24 (IANS) BJP's national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday warned West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of "total ruination" if it did not stop its appeasement politics.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US spaceflight record
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Commander of the International Space Station's Expedition 51 crew, Peggy Whitson officially set the US record on Monday for most cumulative days in space, surpassing NASA astronaut Jeff Williams' record of 534 days.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hollande to back Macron in May 7 runoff
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Incumbent President Francois Hollande will vote for Social-liberal Emmanuel Macron in a run-off for the French presidency on May 7, said a government spokesperson on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Politics
Art in any form should not be suppressed: Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) After Padma Shri winning singer-composer Kailash Kher voiced his disagreement on Sonakshi Sinha's performing at pop star Justin Bieber's maiden concert in India, the actress says that "secure artistes would always encourage others to grow their skills".
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Higher global indices lift Indian equities
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Higher global indices along with a strengthened rupee lifted the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Deepika's sword fighting act in 'Bajirao...' inspired me: Sonia Singh
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Television actress Sonia Singh, who is playing the role of Sada Kaur -- mother of Mehtab Kaur in the historical drama "Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh", says she took inspiration from actress Deepika Padukone's role in "Bajirao Mastani" in order to get into the skin of the character.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
3 African nations to get world's first malaria vaccine
London, April 24 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday announced that three African countries -- Ghana, Kenya and Malawi -- will receive the first ever malaria vaccine starting in 2018.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
'Rising Star' winner to sing for Bhatt's next
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) After emerging as the winner of the first edition of live voting-led singing TV show "Rising Star", singer Bannet Dosanjh is now set to make his debut as a playback singer with the next project by Mahesh Bhatts home banner, Vishesh Films.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
China asked not to repatriate 8 N. Korean defectors
Seoul, April 24 (IANS) The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged the Chinese government not to repatriate eight North Korean defectors, who would face "a real risk of torture, incarceration in forced labour camps and public executions".
2017-04-24
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
PDP leader killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) Militants on Monday shot dead a District President of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
US Defense Secretary visits Afghanistan
Washington, April 24 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on Monday to discuss the countrys security situation with political and military leaders.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
N. Korean university names detained US citizen
Pyongyang, April 24 (IANS) A US citizen, teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) and detained here on Saturday, has been identified as Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, a media report said on Monday
2017-04-24
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ricoh India launches new DSLR camera at Rs 88,584
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Imaging company Ricoh India Ltd on Monday launched its new mid-class DSLR camera "PENTAX KP" for Rs 88,584.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Afghanistan, Africa new priorities, but a small monarchy remains India's top foreign-aid priority
The monarchy of Bhutan has remained the biggest beneficiary -- by amount and share -- of Indian foreign aid for 17 years, but over the last nine years, Afghanistan has made it to the distant second spot, preferred over traditional recipients Nepal and Bangladesh, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of Indian foreign ministry data.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,National,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy
Palestinian woman stabs Israeli soldier in West Bank
Jerusalem, April 24 (IANS) A day after a knife-wielding Palestinian teen injured four people in Tel Aviv, a Palestinian woman on Monday stabbed and injured a woman soldier at a West Bank checkpoint, police said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RCOM-Aircel merger gets shareholders' approval
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Reliance Communications (RCOM) has received 99.99 per cent shareholders approval for merger of its wireless business with Aircel, a company statement said here on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
LG brings flagship G6 to India with bold display format
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Kicking off an era of premium smartphones with the 18:9 screen aspect ratio, South Korean giant LG on Monday launched G6 in the Indian market at Rs 51,990.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Drawing ancient history: The co-creator and preserver of Asterix (April 25 is Uderzo's 90th birthday)
The world's most famous French warrior nearly had his career cut short when his writer died midway through one of his adventures but fans of Asterix the Gaul have much to thank the artist for ensuring the popular series (111 translations and 11 films of the 34 stories) carries on well into the 21st century.
2017-04-24
Category: India, France,National,Art/Culture/Books
China take women's 4X100m bronze at IAAF World Relays
Nassau (Bahamas), April 24 (IANS) China collected their second bronze medal at the 2017 IAAF World Relays here as their women's 4X100m team clocked a season best of 43.11 seconds.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Bahamas,Sports,Athletics
Neill Byrnes, Anthony Rocco to essay Aerosmith rockers
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Actors Neill Byrnes and Anthony Rocco Bovo will play Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry in the Lynyrd Skynyrd biopic "Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash".
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jenner says Chyna broke things around her house
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner says model Blac Chyna, whose real name is Angela Renee White, broke things around her house during her fight with Rob Kardashian.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afghan peace linked to regional peace: Pakistani minister
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) Stability in Afghanistan is directly linked to peace in neighbouring countries such as Pakistan, a minister has said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Italian journalist held in Turkey to return
Rome, April 24 (IANS) An Italian journalist held in Turkey for about two weeks while filming in an area near the Syrian border has been released and is on his way home, a top official said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Italy,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Qualcomm, Smartron sign 3G/4G patent licence agreement
San Francisco, April 24 (IANS) US chip manufacturer Qualcomm and home-grown technology firm Smartron on Monday signed a 3G and 4G patent licence agreement under which Smartron now has a royalty-bearing patent licence to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA, CDMA2000, and 4G/LTE complete devices.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Setback for Vijayan as SC reinstates Kerala DGP
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Kerala government to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the police chief, dealing a blow to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Routine bedtime may protect pre-schoolers from obesity
New York, April 24 (IANS) Following routines from a very early age may have many benefits. A new research suggests that regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time may be linked to better emotional health in pre-schoolers, and that might lower their chances of obesity later.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Air India flight suffers bird hit while landing in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) An Air India flight from Delhi with 254 passengers and crew on board suffered a bird hit while landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here on Monday, an AI spokesman said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Messi the master as Barca beat Real Madrid
Madrid, April 24 (IANS) Lionel Messi scored a goal in virtually the last second of the game to give FC Barcelona a thrilling 3-2 win away to Real Madrid and blow the race for the Spanish football league title wide open.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
High BP drug could treat skin cancer
New York, April 24 (IANS) Researchers have discovered by accident cancer-fighting properties in a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Seoul prepares for joint exercise with US carrier
Seoul, April 24 (IANS) South Korean defence authorities on Monday said preparations were underway for a joint training exercise with the American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson near the Korean peninsula.
2017-04-24
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
New Zealand PM reshuffles cabinet
Wellington, April 24 (IANS) Four months after taking office, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English on Monday announced several changes to his administration team.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Fake currency totalling Rs 3.5 lakh seized
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) Fake currency notes with a face value of Rs 3.5 lakh have been seized and two persons detained in Odisha's Sonepur district, police said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No rift in BJP-PDP alliance: Ram Madhav
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday refuted claims of any rift in the BJP-PDP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir and said that his party will extend support to the state government.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Build economy first, then aircraft carriers: Chinese daily to India
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) India should focus more on its economy rather than building its aircraft carriers to check China's increasing presence in the Indian Ocean, an influential daily said on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,Media,Defence/Security
Afghan Defence Minister, army chief resign
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and the army chief, General Qadam Shah Shahim, resigned on Monday in the wake of an attack at an army base in Balkh that left over 140 soldiers dead.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Government policy would succeed if generic drug quality improves'
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The Centre's steps to make doctors prescribe drugs by their generic names and not by their brand names may not have material impact without steps for improving the quality standards for drugs, investment banking firm Jefferies has said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Woakes doffs hat to opening spell as KKR return to their bowling best
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji had said on the eve of their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) that it is all about taking wickets in the Twenty20 format and his wards have the arsenal to do that. At the Eden Gardens on Sunday, the men in purple more than did just that.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Mel B's estranged husband desperate for money
London, April 24 (IANS) Singer Mel B's estranged husband Stephen Belafonte has asked her for a "cash advance" in new court papers.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Trump discusses N.Korea with Xi, Abe
Beijing/Tokyo, April 24 (IANS) Us President Donald Trump spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday where he discussed North Korea with the two Asian leaders amid heightened tensions surrounding the country, media reports said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Lata Mangeshkar remembers father on death anniversary
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Legendary singer actress Lata Mangeshkar has remembered her father on his 75th death anniversary on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India becomes world's fifth largest military spender
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India's military expenditure grew around 8.5 per cent in 2016, making it the world's fifth largest spender at $55.9 billion, figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) revealed on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Air India dreamliner suffers bird hit in Kolkata
Kolkata/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) An Air India dreamliner aircraft from Delhi with 254 on board suffered a bird hit while landing at the Kolkata airport on Monday, officials said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kylie Jenner forced to leave event by anti-fur protestors
Las Vegas, April 24 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner had to leave early during the grand opening of a restaurant here after a group of anti-fur protestors barged in and shouted at her.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Honduras,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion
Batting collapse responsible for our loss, says RCB's Negi
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spinner Pawan Negi on Monday refused to blame the pitch for their spectacular batting collapse against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and said it was a bad day at office for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Bihar assembly passes GST Bill
Patna, April 24 (IANS) The Bihar assembly on Monday in a special session unanimously passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HCL to acquire US-based mortgage BPO provider for $30 mn
Noida, April 24 (IANS) Information Technology giant HCL on Monday announced that it will acquire mortgage business process & fulfilment services provider Urban Fulfillment Services (UFS) for nearly $30 million with 100 per cent stake.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Apple threatened to kick Uber out of App Store: Report
New York, April 24 (IANS) Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is known for taking risky decisions but one such move almost landed him in a soup when he tried to flout the rules laid by Apple on the App Store.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Ex-Goa CM granted bail in illegal mining case
Panaji, April 24 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat was granted ex-parte anticipatory bail by a trial court here on Monday, over the Rs 35,000 crore illegal mining case which is under investigation.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mehbooba invokes Vajpayee for restoring peace in valley
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to restore order in troubled state and said that talks are the only way to "move forward" but before that a "conducive atmosphere" needs to be created.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security
Afghan Defence Minister, army chief resign
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shahim resigned on Monday in the wake of a terrorist attack at an army base in Balkh province that left over 140 soldiers dead.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Clashes erupted as educational institutions re-opened in J&K
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) As colleges and universities opened on Monday after a week in the Kashmir Valley, students again clashed with security forces and resorted to stone pelting, officials said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Education
Shraddha ages in 'Haseena...'
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor has given a glimpse of her younger and older looks in the upcoming film "Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai" in which she plays underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Suicide leading cause of death among young Chinese
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Suicide has become the leading cause of death among young Chinese aged 15-35, a Ministry of Health survey revealed on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Romanian spammer bombarding Twitter with fake 'bot' accounts
New York, April 24 (IANS) Did you ever come across several unidentified followers on your Twitter account? These might look legitimate but are actually fake and if reports are to be believed, a Romanian spammer is majorly behind such "bot" accounts.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Technology
Setback for Vijayan as SC reinstates Kerala DGP
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) In a huge setback to the Pinarayi Vijayan government, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Kerala to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the state police chief.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trailer of Jyotika's 'Magalir Mattum' released
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The trailer of Jyotika-starrer Tamil drama "Magalir Mattum" was released on Monday at the films audio launch here.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Women's clamour against liquor in Himachal grows louder (Societal Feature)
Shimla, April 24 (IANS) It's definitely not going to leave men on a high in Himachal Pradesh, literally!
2017-04-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Mehbooba meets Modi, stresses on Kashmir dialogue
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday a conducive atmosphere was needed for restoring order in troubled Jammu and Kashmir, soon after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the worsening security situation in the state.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security
Don't legalise prostitution but at least address it: Gauahar Khan
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Whether prostitution should be legalised or not in India has been a long standing debate, but actress Gauahar Khan, who has just featured as a sex worker in "Begum Jaan", feels at least the issue has to be addressed if not legalised.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
SC reinstates Senkumar as Kerala DGP
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Kerala to restore T.P. Senkumar as the Director General of Police after noting that his removal was arbitrary.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Music lovers embracing high-resolution audio in India: JBL by Harman
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Over the last decade, India has witnessed a revolution in the way music is heard. With a growing tribe of audiophiles who won't settle for anything less when it comes to experiencing music, high-resolution audio (HRA) is emerging as the first choice for them, a top executive from US-based audio electronics company JBL by Harman has said.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'Baahubali' has given Indian filmmakers license to go big: Rana Daggubati
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati, who awaits the release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", believes the success of S.S. Rajamoulis "Baahubali" as a franchise has given Indian filmmakers the faith and confidence to go big.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Attack on policemen, shows 'jungle raj' in UP: Yechury
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Expressing outrage over right-wing outfits attacking police stations in Agra, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said there was a 'jungle raj' (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook not arbiter of truth, says COO
London, April 24 (IANS) Responding to the criticism that Facebook has been facing over dissemination of fake news on the platform, the social media giant's Chief Operating Officer (COO) has said that the company is not an "arbiter of truth".
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Modi
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks over the worsening security situation in the state that has also rattled the ruling PDP-BJP alliance.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Quick test can identify drug-resistant bacterial infections
London, April 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that a new test which takes just around 15 minutes can help diagnose some the most dangerous and drug-resistant types of bacterial infections.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Shooting for 'Simran' wrapped up
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) The shooting for filmmaker Hansal Mehta's upcoming movie "Simran" has been wrapped up.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
This instagram page will have you yearning to travel by train again!
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Indian Railways -- one of the world's largest railway systems that runs over 12,500 trains every day -- is more than just the country's transport lifeline. For the 23 million passengers who use it daily, it is almost a way of life -- with a unique charm and special rhythm of its own.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Features
Seoul develops radar system to detect Pyongyang artillery
Seoul, April 24 (IANS) South Korea on Monday announced it has developed a new radar system to detect North Korean artillery at the border, one of the greatest threat the country faces in the event of conflict with its neighbour.
2017-04-24
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security
Haven't played myself onscreen, but would love to: Huma Qureshi
Noida, April 24 (IANS) She has portrayed various characters onscreen in films like "Gangs of Wasseypur", "Ek Thi Daayan", "Dedh Ishqiya" and "Jolly LLB 2", but actress Huma Qureshi says she is waiting for a film where the character she plays "resembles" her.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
World Bank to deepen cooperation with AIIB
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here to strengthen cooperation between the two institutions, officials said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Australian PM's approval rating increases following policy announcements
Canberra, April 24 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's approval rating has increased following a week of strong policy announcements, according to a latest public opinion poll issued on Monday.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Australian retailers to 'wage war' against Amazon
Canberra, April 24 (IANS) Australian retailers are preparing for the invasion of US giant Amazon, and have vowed to take the fight up to the online-based store when it comes to local shores.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Abe, Trump discuss N.Korea amid rising tensions
Tokyo, April 24 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump on Monday discussed North Korea over the telephone amid heightened tensions surrounding the country.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Defence/Security
White House offer conflicting details of Trump tax plan
Washington, April 24 (IANS) White House officials are giving out conflicting details of a tax plan that President Donald Trump has promised will be released on Wednesday, a media report said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Xi, Trump discuss Korean Peninsula situation over phone
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsular over phone, a media report said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump, Democrats, Republicans all unpopular: Poll
Washington, April 24 (IANs) US President Donald Trump is approaching his 100th day in office with the lowest level of support, while both the Democratic and Republican parties were "out of touch" with the concerns of most Americans, according to latest polls.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hot Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) It was a hot Monday morning here in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
US tells Pyongyang to cease 'destabilising actions'
Washington, April 24 (IANS) With tensions escalating between the US and North Korea, the Pentagon has called for Pyongyang to avoid destabilising the situation further, officials said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Obama's first public address post presidency
New York, April 24 (IANS) Three months after leaving the White House, former US President Barack Obama will deliver his first public remarks of his post-presidency on Monday, a media report has said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Education,Health/Medicine
Key Indian equity indices open in green
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday opened in green.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Macron to face Le Pen in French presidential runoff election
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Social-liberal Emmanuel Macron will face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on May 7, according to election officials.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Politics
Australia to import Indian mangoes for first time
Canberra, April 24 (IANS) Indian mangoes will be imported to Australia for the first time after protocols were revised to allow the Asian-grown fruit into the local economy, a media report said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Freight train connects Russia with China
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) A freight train connecting Russia with China has arrived in an inland city bringing goods from Moscow to the former revolutionary heartland of the Communist Party, a media report said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Russia's Ukraine actions impedes improvement in relations'
Washington, April 24 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned Russia that its interventions in Ukraine are an obstacle to improving relations between the two nations, a media report said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
What accessory to pack for vacation
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) When it comes to packing accessories for vacation, minimalism is the key with a pop of colour, say experts.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google honours Kannada superstar Rajkumar with doodle
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) To commemorate his 88th birth anniversary on Monday, Google honoured late Kannada superstar Rajkumar with a special doodle which features the veteran actor staring at audiences from a movie screen.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Universities, colleges, schools to re-open in J&K on Monday
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) The authorities on Monday ordered opening of universities, colleges and higher secondary schools in Jammu and Kashmir after a week's closure.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Education
Trump slams poll showing him with low approval rating
Washington, April 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump lambasted opinion polls showing him with a low approval rating, calling the media outlets who are publishing them "fake".
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
DIY skincare tips for summer
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The sun, dust and pollution can take a toll on your skin. Look for some simple home remedies to take care of skin woes, to soothe and calm the skin every evening after a long day of environmental onslaught, say experts.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
More Americans consider Russia as greatest threat: Survey
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Despite the belief among US political pundits that the North Korea could pose the largest threat to America, a new poll showed that ordinary Americans consider Russia as the "greatest danger".
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Egypt, US start joint naval drills in Red Sea
Cairo, April 24 (IANS) Egyptian and US navies launched a joint exercise in the waters of the Red Sea, media reports said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jimmy Fallon doesn't worry about competition
New York, April 24 (IANS) TV host Jimmy Fallon, known for "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon", says he doesnt fret over competition with other TV chat shows.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US-led international alliance bombings kill 7,631 in Syria
Cairo, April 24 (IANS) At least 7,631 persons have been killed in Syria since the US-led international coalition started bombing the IS there almost three years ago, a British war monitor reported.
2017-04-24
Category: International, Egypt,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Would die for my daughters: Blake Lively
New York, April 24 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively says she would die for her daughters James and Ines, whom she has with husband and fellow movie star Ryan Reynolds.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US President Trump holds supportive base firmly: Poll
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Approaching his first 100 days in White House, US President Donald Trump suffers from a historically low approval rating, but almost all supporters voting for him last year remain firmly loyal to him, a survey said.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pyongyang says US sending nuclear taskforces to Korean Peninsula
Pyongyang, April 24 (IANS) North Korea said that the US is sending nuclear carrier taskforces to waters off the Korean Peninsula around April 25, the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Army.
2017-04-24
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Lady Gaga described Princess Diana 'just another dead blonde'
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga dubbed the late Princess Diana 'just another dead blonde' among lyrics about eating disorders and suicide in a track.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Macron, Le Pen lead first round of French presidential election
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Liberal centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen came out on top in the first round of the French presidential election, according to projections based on initial vote counts by polling agencies.
2017-04-24
Category: International, France,Politics
George Michael tribute concert 'may not go ahead'
London, April 24 (IANS) Plans for a George Michael tribute ­concert are in crisis as the late singer's family are yet to give a go ahead.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump tweets about French elections
Washington, April 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the first round of French presidential election will be "very interesting", a contest that is widely acknowledged to be the most up-in-the-air and unpredictable in recent years.
2017-04-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
KKR's Gambhir gung-ho about team's bowlers
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) All keyed up after an emphatic 82-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their IPL game on Sunday, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir was all praise for his bowlers who shot out the star-studded visiting batting line up for a mere 49, the lowest in the tournament history.
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL
Kohli pulls up RCB batsmen for reckless show
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) A dejected Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday admonished his batsmen after collapsing to a 82-run defeat against the Kolkata Knight Riders here, saying such performance from the famed batting line up was "unacceptable".
2017-04-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Subhash Ghai has done a lot for the industry, says Simi Garewal
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Simi Garewal, who is still remembered for her negative character in Subhash Ghai's "Karz", says that the filmmaker has done a lot for this industry.
2017-04-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Satyarthi given P.C. Chandra award
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi was on Sunday presented the P.C. Chandra Purashkar (award) for his global crusade against child slavery and exploitative child labour.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
IPL: KKR vs RCB scoreboard
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
KKR bowl out RCB for IPL's lowest-ever score to score remarkable win
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made short work of Royal Challengers Bangalore's star-studded batting lineup to and script a remarkable 82-run win in a high-voltage Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bengal Governor sustains minor injury after fall
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi sustained a minor injury when he tripped and fell during an official programme here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Lajong hold Mumbai in I-League tie
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Yuta Kinowaki produced a late equaliser as Shillong Lajong FC held Mumbai FC to a 1-1 draw in an I-League football match at the Cooperage Stadium here on Sunday evening.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Modi urges BJP CMs to focus on development
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states to make development their main plank and use technology for its better implementation, sources said.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Khandu calls to fast track connectivity to transform Arunachal
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Arunchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday stressed on the need to augment and fast track connectivity including IT to transform the northeastern border state.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Chahal's 3/16 helps RCB restrict KKR to low total
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) An excellent spell by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bundle out Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for 131 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Himanta Sarma elected badminton federation chief (Lead, changing dateline)
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at an executive committee meeting held here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches, despite scorching heat (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches and scorching heat to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Four injured, train services hit in Bengal after storm, rains
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Four persons were injured and train services partially disrupted as a a 'Norwester' storm hit Kolkata and the southern districts of West Bengal, triggering rains on Sunday evening.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Lajong hold Mumbai in I-League tie
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Yuta Kinowaki produced a late equaliser as Shillong Lajong FC held Mumbai FC to a 1-1 draw in an I-League football match at the Cooperage Stadium here on Sunday evening.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Benching Hazard was part of plan: Chelsea coach Conte
London, April 23 (IANS) Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has revealed that benching winger Eden Hazard was part of the plan that ultimately worked during the 4-2 FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium here.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Nadal wins his 10th Monte-Carlo Masters
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal won the Monte-Carlo Masters by defeating his countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final here on Sunday to become the first player in the Open Era to have won 10 titles of the same tournament.
2017-04-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Consider January-December financial year, Modi urges states
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December, saying that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for the year.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha deserves equal share to northeastern, Himalayan states: Patnaik
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said his state deserves the same sharing pattern as northeastern and Himalayan states.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Three-year action agenda presented at NITI Aayog meet
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Sunday presented a draft of the three-year action agenda for the nation's development at the planning body's Governing Council meeting here.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sovereign Gold Bonds issue opens on Monday
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The first tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) scheme in this fiscal will open for public subscription on Monday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
BJP clean sweep in civic polls, rout for AAP: Exit poll
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The BJP will make a clean sweep in Sunday's municipal elections in Delhi while the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress will lag far behind, said an exit poll.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himanta elected President of badminton federation
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at an executive committee meeting held in Lucknow on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Sonowal appeals for help in reviving Assam paper mills
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for help to revive the Ashok, Nagaon and Cachar Paper Mills, saying their resumption will provide a boost to the state's rural economy.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Dulquer Salmaan to play Gemini Ganesan in 'Mahanati'
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Dulquer Salmaan will play late Tamil star Gemini Ganesan in upcoming bilingual film "Mahanati", a biopic on legendary southern actress Savitri, a source said.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi protest till May 25
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Farmers from Tamil Nadu, holding a protest at the Jantar Mantar here from the last 41 days to draw attention to their plight, on Sunday suspended their protests till May 25 after state Chief Minister K. Palaniswami assured them that he will take up their demands including that of loan waiver with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bengal governor sustains minor injury after fall
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi sustained a minor injury when he tripped and fell during an official programme here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12-year-old murders friend over Rs 250 cricket match bet
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy in West Bengal's Howrah district allegedly killed his friend following a dispute over a bet of Rs 250 placed on a cricket match, police said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eight die as bus skids off road in Jharkhand
Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Eight persons were killed and more than 40 others injured on Sunday when a bus carrying a wedding party met with an accident near state capital Ranchi, police said.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Higher indigenisation prescribed for metro trains
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) To give a push to the Make in India programme, the Union Urban Development Ministry has made it mandatory for all metro companies to buy 75 percent of all metro cars domestically, an official statement said on Sunday
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IPL: Bangalore elect to bowl against Kolkata
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss, which was delayed by rain for approximately 45 minutes, and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Rajasthan Cricket Association poll called off on legal grounds: Official
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) The election to the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) scheduled for April 26 has been called off because the provisions of a law governing sports bodies in the state are not in conformity with the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee recommendations, a senior official of the association said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Nadal wins his 10th Monte-Carlo Masters
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal won the Monte-Carlo Masters by defeating his countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final to lift the 10th title of his favourite tournament here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Three persons transporting buffaloes were beaten up by "cow vigilantes" in south Delhi, police said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Gujarat vs Punjab scoreboard
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard at the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Chess: Harika suffers first loss in Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, April 23 (IANS) Indias Grand Master Harika Dronavallis unbeaten run came to an end when she lost to Dutch Grand Master Jorden van Foreest in the fifth round of the Reykjavik Open chess tournament here.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Iceland,Sports,Other Sports
Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
East Bengal beat Minerva in I-League tie
Barasat (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) East Bengal finally broke their losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Minerva Punjab FC in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Farmers die only when assembly in session: Odisha Minister
Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) In a remark that raised the opposition's hackles, Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Sunday said the deaths of farmer in the state were reported only when the assembly was in session.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
PM asks CMs to stay in touch with Kashmiri youth in their states
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked all Chief Ministers to stay in touch with the Kashmiri youth in their states and take care of their interests.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Opposition settling foreigners in Jammu, says Jitendra Singh
Jammu, April 23 (IANS) Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Sunday accused opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir for allowing foreigners to settle in Jammu.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
BJP complains to EC against AAP's Manish Sisodia
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi BJP on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, accusing him of violating the Model Code of Conduct during the civic polls.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Swaraj India worker accuses AAP MLA's nephew of assault
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A Swaraj India worker has lodged a complaint with the police that Tughlaqabad's Aam Aadmi Party legislator Sahi Ram Pahalwan's nephew and his accomplices assaulted him during the civic body poll on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Punjab beat Gujarat by 26 runs to end losing run
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab put up a strong all-round show to end their four-match losing streak with a 26-run victory over Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Tamil Nadu to table GST Bill in assembly soon: Palaniswami
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will soon place the state GST Bill in the assembly, said Chief Minister K.Palaniswami here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
We need an 'innernet' along with the internet: Karmapa
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The internet has brought people closer to each other but also needed is an "innernet" to make us feel our inter-connectedness inwardly too, Tibetan spiritual leader, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Bowlers need to step up, says Raina
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) After going down to Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday, dejected Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina said his bowlers need to step up as they are lacking confidence in the middle.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Driven by sense of duty, elderly brave scorcher to vote
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Braving scorching heat and disregarding failing health, senior citizens on Sunday turned out in large numbers for the Delhi civic polls, though most admitted that they do not have much expectations from candidates they voted for.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Rain delays toss between Kolkata-Bangalore at Eden
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Rain delayed the toss of the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Injured Bravo ruled out of IPL-10
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Gujarat Lions (GL) all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was on Sunday ruled out of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a hamstring injury.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Consider advancing budget to January, Modi urges states
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December and said that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for the year.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Army Commanders' Conference focuses on modernisation, joint operational philosophy
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A need to evolve a 'joint operational philosophy' for all three armed services was stressed at the Army Commanders' Conference here while Army Chief Bipin Rawat called for speeding up the force's modernisation programme, an official statement said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi protest till May 25
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Farmers from Tamil Nadu who have been on protest sit-in here for the past 40 days, on Sunday announced suspension of their demonstration till May 25 after they met state Chief Minister K. Palaniswami.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
I wanted to show anger of partition through 'Begum Jaan': Srijit Mukherji (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Partition remains a searing reality in the history of India and Pakistan. Against this backdrop, Srijit Mukherji has sought to bring to Hindi filmgoers what he had for Bengali viewers two years ago.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
How to dress right for office in summer
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Bored of your office wear? Go for reversible shrug, experiment with silhouettes and get some variety in your wardrobe this summer, say experts.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Himachal seeks adequate funding for central projects
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Complaining of drastic reduction in funds for various centrally-sponsored schemes, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday urged the Centre to ensure adequate allocation to ensure their completion within set time frame.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Kanika got bargaining skills from 'Diya Aur...' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Kanika Maheshwari says that she got better at bargaining thanks to her role as Meenkashi Rathi in the TV show "Diya Aur Baati Hum".
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kenya's Keitany breaks world record at women-only London Marathon
London, April 23 (IANS) Kenya's Mary Keitany broke the 12-year-old world record at the women-only London Marathon here on Sunday. The 35-year-old clocked 2:17:01 hours at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race, taking 41 seconds off the previous mark of 2:17:42 set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2005.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
East Bengal beat Minerva in I-League tie
Barasat (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) East Bengal defeated Minerva Punjab FC 3-1 in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
NSE IPO: The most eagerly awaited show after 'Baahubali-2'
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) While movie lovers are hotly debating as to why Kattappa killed Baahubali, stock market investors appear to be eagerly looking forward to the big ticket Rs 10,000 crore-plus IPO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajkummar happy with 'Newton' win at Hong Kong film fest
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) After starting off on the right note at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, actor Rajkummar Rao says his film "Newton" has won the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches (Third Lead)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Millions of men and women on Sunday voted amid EVM glitches to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Prabhas's next film titled 'Saaho'
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The makers of actor Prabhass next film announced on Sunday that the film has been titled "Saaho", and it will be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Voting for Delhi's municipal corporations ends
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Polling to pick three new Delhi Municipal Corporations ended here on Sunday evening.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Poll panel to buy 16,15,000 VVPATs from two PSUs
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued a letter of intent to purchase 16,15,000 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) at an estimated cost of Rs 3,173.47 crore during 2017-18 and 2018-19 from central PSUs BEL and ECIL, an official statement said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bopanna-Cuevas win Monte Carlo Masters title
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 23 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated the Spanish team of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in a tough three-set battle to win the men's doubles title at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
IPL: Amla's 65 fires Punjab to 188/7 against Gujarat
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Opening batsman Hashim Amla played a crucial knock of 65 as Kings XI Punjab posted a challenging total of 188/7 in 20 overs against Gujarat Lions in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
I'm work in progress: Prateik on battle with drug addiction
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prateik Babbar has come to terms with all the complications of his life, and says he has fought the demons of substance abuse. But the actor says he is still "work in progress", and wants to write a book about his struggle to inspire people who are going through the same.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Ramratan' almost done: Daisy Shah
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Actress Daisy Shah says that after she completes her eastern tour with superstar Salman Khan and others, she will shoot for the final song of her upcoming film "Ramratan".
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonakshi can do things I never could: Shatrughan Sinha
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Veteran actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha says that by acting in "Noor" his daughter and actress Sonakshi Sinha has proved that she can do things that he never could.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No need for law to penalise levy of service charge: Minister
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Sunday ruled out a legislation to penalise hotels and restaurants in the country for levying service charge on customers.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Delhi EC hauls up news channels over MCD pre-poll survey
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi State Election Commission on Sunday asked two major news channels to explain the reason for the telecast of the survey they made ahead of the MCD polls, in which they had projected a big BJP win.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
5 soldiers killed in Yemen explosions
Sanaa, April 23 (IANS) Five soldiers were killed and 20 others injured in two explosions at military barracks in Yemen's Aden city, security officials said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Yemen,Defence/Security
Three-year action agenda presented at NITI Aayog meet
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Sunday presented a draft of the three-year action agenda for the nation's development at its Governing Council meeting here.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rebel poet Gaddar willing to work with Pawan Kalyan's party
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Rebel poet Gaddar, who plans to float a political party in Telangana, has expressed his willingness to work with Jana Sena party of popular Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
No role in saffron scarf issue at Taj, says government
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The government on Sunday denied any involvement of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) or the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in restricting foreign models from entering Taj Mahal wearing saffron scarves inscribed with name of Lord Ram.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
North Korea detains third US citizen
Pyongyang, April 23 (IANS) North Korean authorities have detained a US citizen of South Korean origin, bringing the number of Americans held by Pyongyang to three, sources in Seoul said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bopanna-Cuevas win Monte Carlo Masters
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 23 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated the Spanish team of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in a tough three-set battle to win the men's doubles title at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Kerala Minister calls IAS officer 'mad', abuses workers
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani on Sunday drew flak for allegedly calling an IAS officer "mad" and made disparaging remarks about women plantation workers.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Three men transporting buffaloes beaten up in Delhi
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Three persons transporting buffaloes were beaten up by 'vigilantes' here, police said.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sampaoli set to be named Argentina coach: Reports (Lead, correcting third para)
Buenos Aires, April 23 (IANS) Jorge Sampaoli has agreed to leave Sevilla to coach Argentina's national football team.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Sonakshi performing at Bieber's India gig not a good message: Kailash
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Padma Shri award-winning singer-composer Kailash Kher says getting Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha on board to perform at Justin Bieber's maiden concert in India over any other acclaimed Indian singer is not a good sign, and sends a wrong message internationally.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AIIMS -- India's first public hospital for eye tumours
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is India's first public hospital to start plaque brachytherapy facility for the treatment of eye tumours, a statement said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Philippines heightens security for Asean summit
Manila, April 23 (IANS) The Philippines' authorities on Sunday heightened security measures for the upcoming summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Manila, with some 41,000 personnel set to be deployed.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security
Daisy Shah finds kissing a stranger 'very awkward'
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Actress Daisy Shah played a bold role in the 2015 erotic thriller "Hate Story 3". But she will never get into that genre again as she finds kissing a stranger very awkward.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KJo hits back at troller for eunuch post (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar took the high road after a social media user called him a 'chhaka (eunuch) on Twitter, and asked him to get well soon.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Afghanistan declares day of mourning
Kabul, April 23 (IANS) Afghanistan on Sunday declared a day of national mourning for the 138 soldiers killed in a Taliban attack in what was one of the most deadly strikes against the country's armed forces.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kohli-Gayle-AB trinity is talk of Kolkata at Eden's
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) "It's like a wedding function since we have arrived here at the team hotel," a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spokesperson gushed on Sunday morning, hours before the side's clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens here.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Shared bikes climb to the 'roof of the world'
Lhasa, April 23 (IANS) China's bike-sharing fever has spread to Tibet, with 500 shared two-wheelers appearing on the plateau.
2017-04-23
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Jaitley for urgent World Bank, IMF quota reforms
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The World Bank needs to decide the issues of Selective Capital Increase (SCI) to reflect the increasing weight of Developing and Transition Countries (DTCs) and General Capital Increase (GCI) to expand its annual lending, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Mainz stun Bayern, Dortmund beat Monchengladbach in German Bundesliga
Berlin, April 23 (IANS) Bayern Munich dropped points for the second time in a row as they were held to a 2-2 draw by FSV Mainz 05 while Raphael Guerreiro's late winner helped Dortmund to edge Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-2 at the 30th round in Bundesliga.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Ancient bamboo slips for calculation enter world records book
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) A set of bamboo slips dating back more than 2,300 years were officially recognised on Sunday by the Guinness World Records as the world's earliest decimal calculation tool.
2017-04-23
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
GST consensus exemplar of cooperative federalism: Modi
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday applauded Chief Ministers of states for setting aside ideological and political differences for a consensus on the GST regime which he said will "go down in history as a great illustration of cooperative federalism".
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BJP will oust Left in Tripura: Ram Madhav
Dharmanagar (Tripura), April 23 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday vowed to oust the Left from power in Tripura in the 2018 assembly elections "to script history".
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
IPL: Gujarat opt to field against Punjab
Rajkot, April 23 (IANS) Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IPL: Confident Mumbai to take on resurgent Pune (Preview)
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A confident Mumbai Indians, who won six consecutive games in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), are all set to take on resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ethiopia's Geremew takes third title at Yangzhou Half Marathon
Yangzhou (China), April 23 (IANS) Course record holder Mosinet Geremew of Ethiopia completed his title hat-trick at the Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon, an IAAF gold label race, here on Sunday after a breathtaking four-man battle in front of the finish.
2017-04-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Meghalaya CM files FIR over fake Twitter account
Shillong, April 23 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has filed an FIR over a fake Twitter account created in his name, a police official said here on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japanese ships join US carrier for drills
Tokyo, April 23 (IANS) Two Japanese destroyers began joint naval drills on Sunday with the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group in the Pacific Ocean as it nears waters off the Korean Peninsula.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security
Material tougher, more conductive than copper developed
New York, April 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness about 50 times higher than copper films, currently being used in electronics.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Cold weather, fewer sun hours increase alcoholic cirrhosis
London, April 23 (IANS) People in colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver, scientists have found.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Sampaoli set to be named Argentina coach: reports
Buenos Aires, April 23 (IANS) Jorge Sampaoli has agreed to leave Sevilla to coach Argentina's national football team.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
PSG beat Montpellier 2-0 to move atop Ligue 1
Paris, April 23 (IANS) Edinson Cavani's 31st league goal of the season earned defending champions Paris Saint-Germain a 2-0 home win against Montpellier, sending the club to the top of Ligue 1 table past Monaco, who have two more games in hand.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
LG to launch G6 on April 24 in India
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Days after Samsung launched its flagship devices Galaxy S8 and S8+, its South Korean rival LG will launch G6 with the unique 18:9 screen aspect ratio in India on Monday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Fluminense advance to Campeonato Carioca final
Rio de Janeiro, April 23 (IANS) Fluminense earned a place in Brazil's Campeonato Carioca final by trouncing Vasco da Gama 3-0 at the Maracana stadium here.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
France votes to elect a new President
Paris, April 23 (IANS) Voting was underway in France on Sunday for the first round of presidential election amid tight security following a terror attack in Paris earlier this week.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Saudi King reverses public sector pay cuts
Riyadh, April 23 (IANS) Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Sunday reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that was cut in September when oil revenues were low.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Business/Economy
Lana Del Rey finds romance with American rapper
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Singer Lana Del Rey has been getting close to American rapper G-Eazy.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kejriwal says many EVMs 'malfunctioning'
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said reports of EVM malfunctioning were coming from all over the capital during municipal elections.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Afghanistan declares day of mourning as army base toll rises
Kabul, April 23 (IANS) The Afghan government declared Sunday as a national mourning day to pay tributes to scores of army personnel who died in a Taliban attack at a military base in Balkh province.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Operation on to rescue girl stuck in Karnataka borewell
Belagavi (Karnataka), April 23 (IANS) An operation is underway to rescue and save a child who fell and got stuck in a borewell at a village in north Karnataka's Belagavi district, said an official on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple apologises to users for iCloud subscription goof-up
New York, April 23 (IANS) Days after an error led to false iCloud cancellation emails sent to subscribers, Apple has followed up with another note apologising for the bug and reassuring them that their plan remains in good standing.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Kerala minister draws ire for calling IAS officer 'mad'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani has drawn ire for calling an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer "mad", authorities said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Big B reshoots for 'Sarkar 3'
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan had to reshoot some scenes of filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's upcoming movie "Sarkar 3". The cine icon says he will share the reason behind it soon.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stallone turns baby guru for Jason Statham
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Action star Sylvester Stallone, also a father, has become a "baby guru" to his "The Expendables" co-star Jason Statham.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delhi votes to pick new municipal body
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Lakhs of men and women on Sunday voted to pick three new municipal corporations in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chinese banks face profitability pressure: Moody's
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Chinese listed banks were confronted with profitability pressure from the country's slowing economic growth, despite the absence of any significant deterioration in asset performance, said Moody's Investors Service.
2017-04-23
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Priyanka enjoys mini 'Dil Dhadakne Do' reunion
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is back here after wrapping up her international projects, spent some time with the "Dil Dhadakne Do" team, including actor Ranveer Singh and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Mohanlal revisits ancestral home after three decades
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mohanlal turned nostalgic after paying a visit to his ancestral home after over three decades.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Actress Erin Moran dead at 56
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Erin Moran, best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the American sitcom "Happy Days" has died. She was 56.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Deadpool 2' gets June 2018 release date
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) 20th Century Fox studio has set "Deadpool 2" release date for a June 1, 2018.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
World cranberry leader Ocean Spray eyes Indian market
Vancouver, April 23 (IANS) With Indians reporting high rate of urinary tract infections, the world's top cranberry producer Ocean Spray is eying the huge Indian market for its products.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Spielberg's Pentagon Papers film to release in December
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Steven Spielbergs untitled Pentagon Papers drama, which is rumored to star Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, will open in limited release on December 22.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian Army's BRO loses civil infra projects due to delays
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge cost over-runs.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Was fascinated by superheroes as a kid: Prabhas
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Prabhas, ahead of the release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in which he plays a superhero-like character, says he grew up as a fan of popular superheroes such as He-Man and Superman.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Opt for stairs, not soda, to feel more energised at work
New York, April 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs at a regular pace is more likely to make you feel energised than ingesting 50 milligrams of caffeine -- about the equivalent to the amount in a can of soda.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Grand reception awaits Modi in 'Queen of Hills'
Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A grand reception awaits Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day-long visit to the "Queen of Hills" -- as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers -- this week to launch an air connectivity scheme and sound the poll bugle in the state, a BJP leader said on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
A comic book to boost forces' morale in Kashmir
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The 2001 attack on the Srinagar airport is the subject of the 10th illustrated comic book brought out by the CRPF, aimed at boosting the morale of the paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Ram Gopal Varma takes dig at National Film Awards
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma made snide remarks at National Film Awards, saying superstar Aamir Khans decision to skip all award events points out at the losing relevance of the system in India.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook Live killing: Funeral held for Ohio victim
New York, April 23 (IANS) A funeral was held for the man who was shot and killed on Facebook Live on Easter while he was walking on a street in Cleveland city of the US, a media reported on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vin Diesel had 'secret script' for Groot
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Actor Vin Diesel, the voice of Groot in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and baby Groot in its sequel, says that he had a secret script where he was told what the talking tree was trying to say.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nano-technology will soon make GM obsolete: M.S. Swaminathan
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Noted agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan, hailed as the mentor of the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain, feels GM technology, which has generated much heat in the country, will soon become "obsolete" with the advent of nano-technology and other solutions.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
France goes to presidential poll amid high security
Paris, April 23 (IANS) Voting began on Sunday across France in the first round of the presidential poll, amid high security following a deadly attack in Paris three days ago.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Hindutva activists attack police in Agra
Agra, April 23 (IANS) A minor squabble between two groups in Fatehpur Sikri spilled over to Agra on Saturday night as Hindutva outfits went on a rampage beating up police personnel and damaging vehicles.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Neelam Gill to accompany Justin Bieber for India gig
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Indian origin British supermodel Neelam Gill will be joining Grammy Award-winning singer Justin Bieber on his maiden India tour in May here.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google tests 'Copyless Paste' in Chrome for Android
New York, April 23 (IANS) Google has introduced the first code for a new feature called 'Copyless Paste' in its Chrome app running on Android OS that will take data from Chrome usage and use that to improve the experience in other apps.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Regina excited about 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna'
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Regina Cassandra, who has teamed up with debutant Dileep Prakash in the upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Hare Rama Hare Krishna", says she didnt have any qualms about working with a newcomer as the script got her excited.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
S. African band keen on collaborating with Indian artistes
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) South African industrial percussion act 1st Project, who are here for their maiden performance, said they are interested in collaborating with Indian artistes and that even after performing in over 25 countries, they love to perform for their "favourite" Indian audiences.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian tribal women's 'smart' ride to economic self-reliance
Sahebganj (Jharkhand), April 23 (IANS) Her thumbs flying fast over the touchscreen of her smartphone, Purnima Mahato, 35, of this tribal village in Jharkhand, has just discovered ease of doing business with her ubiquitous companion in an otherwise rocky entrepreneurial journey.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Features
Visually-challenged business achiever Srikanth Bolla eyes higher Forbes ranking
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Forbes has named him in the list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 but visually challenged Srikanth Bolla is in no mood to celebrate. His goal is to get into the Forbes list of richest persons -- and he won't settle for anything less.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Features,Human Interest/Society
UK party wants ban on burqa in public, Sharia outlawed
London, April 23 (IANS) The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced that it will include a pledge in its general election manifesto to ban the burqa or full-face veils worn by some Muslim women in public, the media reported on Sunday.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
UK Labour Party wants 4 new bank holidays
London, April 23 (IANS) UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that a government formed by his Labour Party would seek to create four new nationwide bank holidays, the media reported.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Q4 results, derivatives expiry to affect key equity charts (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The ongoing fourth quarter results season, coupled with geo-political cues and derivatives expiry, are expected to affect the movements of key equity indices for the week beginning April 24, 2017.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Angels, demons, the Apocalypse - and the human will (Column: Bookends)
Are good or evil intrinsic in humans or does free will play a role? Does destiny guide our actions or do they instead stem from the choices we make? These questions are the basis of most religious thought and a major part of philosophy -- where they may sometimes need learning the new vocabulary created by the thinker concerned. But there may be other, easier ways to understand. In a comic satire, perhaps.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
I wanted to show anger of partition through 'Begum Jaan': Srijit Mukherji (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Partition remains a searing reality in the history of India and Pakistan. Against this backdrop, Srijit Mukherji has sought to bring to Hindi filmgoers what he had for Bengali viewers two years ago.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Meat-based diet linked to fatty liver disease
London, April 23 (IANS) A diet high in animal protein is associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver, in overweight people, says a study.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
US pursues 3% growth via tax reforms, regulatory relief
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The Trump administration is pursuing over 3 per cent economic growth with the support of tax reforms and regulatory relief, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
TN CM meets the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state at the Jantar Mantar and assured help.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Snapchat struggles in 'rich people gate'
New York, April 23 (IANS) Southern California-based social media company Snap Inc., which highly publicised IPO in March with value at $24 billion, faced backfire as CEO Evan Spiegel was accused of claiming that Snapchat was an app "only for rich people".
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
'White Crane...' a poignant cry for Tibetan freedom
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) He was the first Tibetan to be admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons but could re-visit his beloved "mystic" homeland only in 2007, four years before he died aged 79, to find it had "withered away not so much from Communist Chinese genocide as from geno-dilution" -- or inward mass migration.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Fur coat worn by Titanic survivor sold for over $230,000
London, April 23 (IANS) A fur coat worn by a stewardess when the famous passenger liner Titanic sank in 1912 was auctioned in Britain for 181,000 pounds ($232,000).
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Now you can 3D print glass
London, April 23 (IANS) A team of engineers has developed a process by which it is now possible to 3D print complex forms of glass.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
Delhi votes in municipal polls, Kejriwal cast franchise
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Delhi went to polls on Sunday for municipal elections across 272 wards with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other public figures casting their ballots soon after voting began at 8.00 a.m.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump will be insistent on funding border wall: Official
Washington, April 23 (IANS) A top US official said he believes that President Donald Trump "will be insistent" that lawmakers include funds for the Mexico border wall in a spending bill that his administration needs to pass to avoid a government shutdown, the media reported.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pleasant Suday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) It was a pleasant Sunday morning here with a partly cloudy sky and the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump to mark 100th day with big rally
Washington, April 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he will mark his 100th day in office on April 29 by "holding a big rally in Pennsylvania", the media reported.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
France prepares to vote for new President amid high security
Paris, April 23 (IANS) France is preparing to elect its new President on Sunday, amid high security after a series of terror attacks including a fatal assault on a Paris policeman three days ago.
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Politics
Actress Erin Moran of TV's 'Happy Days' dead
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Actress Erin Moran, best known for her kid sister role in the '70s sitcom "Happy Days", has died. She was 56.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Voting begins for municipal polls in Delhi
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Voting started on Sunday morning for municipal elections in Delhi across 272 wards.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iran votes to allow live broadcast of presidential debates
Tehran, April 23 (IANS) Iran's Interior Ministry said Election Campaign Monitoring Committee voted to allow the presidential debates broadcast live in the state television, local media reported.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Sam Faiers felt 'pressure' to have boy
London, April 23 (IANS) TV personality Sam Faiers says she was desperate to have a baby boy because she knew how much her boyfriend Paul Knightley wanted a son.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mexican police shoot dead two drug cartel leaders
Mexico City, April 23 (IANS) Mexican security forces shot dead two suspected drug cartel leaders in different clashes in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, government officials said.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Mexico,Defence/Security
Chris Brown's documentary to come out in June
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown's documentary "Welcome To My Life" will release in cinemas in June.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IMF withdraws vow to combat protectionism
Washington, April 23 (IANS) International Monetary Fund member countries pledged to create a level playing field in global trade but withdrew a promise made in previous meetings to combat protectionism.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Britain goes 24 hours without using any coal-generated power
London, April 23 (IANS) National Grid confirmed that Britain had gone a full 24-hour cycle without using coal to produce any of the country's electricity, media reports said.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Khloe Kardashian flashes lingerie
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian sported a racy look while stepping out, intentionally showing her lingerie in a red dress.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kimberly Wyatt's daughter wants sister
London, April 23 (IANS) Singer Kimberly Wyatt, who is pregnant with her second child, is not telling anyone the gender of her unborn baby, but her daughter Willow is hoping for a sister.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Thousands of scientists protest against Trump slashing research budgets
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Bearing protest signs and many wearing lab coats, thousands of scientists from around the US began gathering here to express their objections to the cutbacks in scientific research proposed by President Donald Trump.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Science/Tech,Business/Economy,Education
UAE welcomes abducted Qatari, Saudi citizens release from Iraq
Dubai, April 23 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) welcomed the release of the abducted Qatari and Saudi citizens after 16 months captivity in Iraq, media reports said.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Harry Styles almost burnt 'Saturday Night Live' set
New York, April 23 (IANS) One Direction star Harry Styles almost burnt down the "Saturday Night Live" studios after his shirt caught fire.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Man arrested in Paris after waving knife at police
Paris, April 23 (IANS) A man was arrested at the North Railway Station here after waving a knife to a gendarmerie patrol, local media
2017-04-23
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kelly Osbourne attacked by sandwich
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Singer Kelly Osbourne has revealed that she was once attacked with a Subway sandwich shortly after she came into limelight in 2002.
2017-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance, asks China to pressurize N.Korea
Sydney, April 23 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the country's historic alliance with Australia, and urged China to enhance its efforts to pressure North Korea to curb its nuclear program.
2017-04-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
IPL: Mulbai vs Delhi scoreboard
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard at the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Thunderstorm disrupts train services in Kolkata
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Seasonal thunderstorm swept across various parts of the city and suburban areas disrupting train services and blocking major roads by uprooting trees on Saturday evening, officials said.
2017-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Mumbai beat Delhi in IPL tie
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Gujarat Traders Federation asks Modi to ease GST rules
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Gujarat Traders Federation on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene for easing the rules and structure of the upcoming Goods and Services Tax (GST).
2017-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
6-year-old falls into borewell in Karnataka
Belagavi (Karnataka), April 22 (IANS) A six-year-old girl slipped into an open borewell in a village in Karnataka's Belagavi district on Saturday, said a police official.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP files complaint against Kejriwal over his dengue comment
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi BJP unit on Saturday filed a police complaint against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his Facebook post, which urged the voters not to vote for them (BJP) if they want to get rid of dengue and chikungunya-like diseases.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai beat Delhi in IPL tie
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
BJP MP's comments on Modi's marriage go viral
Bhopal, April 22 (IANS) A BJP MP's purported comments that Prime Minister Narendra Modi got "married but didn't set up his household" was released on Saturday and has gone viral over social media.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Bopanna-Cuevas enter Monte Carlo final
Roquebrune Cap Martin (France), April 22 (IANS) Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated Romain Arneodo of Poland and Hugo Nys of France in straight sets to enter the men's doubles final of the Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Rajnath launches 'Oorja' CAPF football meet
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The 'Oorja' CAPF Under-19 men's and women's football tournament was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Barca's Neymar to miss Madrid clash
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona striker Neymar Jr. will be unavailable for Sunday's 'El Clasico' against bitter rivals Real Madrid after Spain's Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) said on Saturday that it was unable to hear the Catalan club's bid to allow him to play.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'El Clasico' not decisive, says Zidane
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday that he wanted to avoid seeing his side classed as favourites ahead of Sunday's 'El Clasico' at home to bitter rivals FC Barcelona.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Delhi Police questions Dinakaran in poll symbol row case
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Police on Saturday questioned sidelined AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran for allegedly attempting to bribe Election Commission officials in a case related to the party's poll symbol.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL-10: Clinical Delhi restrict Mumbai to 142/8
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils (DD) rode on an excellent bowling effort to restrict an in-form Mumbai Indians to 142/8 in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Roadmap for India's transformation at NITI Aayog meeting on Sunday
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A roadmap for rapid transformation of India will be presented at the NITI Aayog Governing Council's third meeting on Sunday at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, which will be presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Earth Day-2017: Students, environmentalists, MNCs join chorus to save planet (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The 48th Earth Day celebrations on Saturday saw participation from school children in awareness drives, campaigns in social media, emotional appeals from MNCs and a request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep the planet clean and green.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
I-League: Shillong aim to improve standing (Preview)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC will aim to improve on their best-ever position in the I-League when they take on Mumbai FC at the Cooperage Football Ground here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Congress complains to Delhi election commission against publication of opinion poll
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi Congress on Saturday complained to the Delhi State Election Commission alleging that the Times of India's Delhi edition had violated the poll panel's guidelines by publishing an opinion poll within 48 hours of the end of polling for Sunday's municipal corporation elections.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
India will welcome Apple if it comes, says Prasad
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) India would welcome Apple to make its iconic iPhones in the country where a lot of big firms were already making mobile phones, said Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Four cow vigilantes held for attack on J&K nomads, hunt on for others
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Four members of a self-styled 'gau rakshak' (cow vigilante) group were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after they attacked and injured a nomadic family of five including a 9-year old girl and stole all their livestock, police said here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul takes dig at Modi over advice to babus, Smriti hits back
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for asking civil servants not to use social media for self-promotion or spend too much time online. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani hit back.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
BFC thrash DSK in I-League tie
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Defending champions Bengaluru FC (BFC) produced a dominant performance to humiliate DSK Shivajians 7-0 in their football I-League encounter at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Anyone against 'Jai Sri Ram' chants to become history: Bengal BJP
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Referring to the BJP's strong presence all over the country, the party's West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh on Saturday said anyone opposing the chants of "Bharat Mata ki Jai" and "Jai Sri Ram" will become history.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Now, Nitish Kumar for all-India prohibition for progress
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday proposed "total prohibition" across India which he said will put the country on the path of quick development.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Indian IT firms don't steal jobs, create them: Prasad
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Indian IT companies, which conquered the world with their software skills, don't steal jobs anywhere in the world but create them, asserted Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Not enough global political will to prioritise children: Satyarthi
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday said the world lacks enough "global political will" to prioritise children and adequate budgetary allocations have not been made for education, health and child protection.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Odisha BJP executive meet focuses on strengthening base
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) The Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday began its two-day state executive meeting with a view to strengthening its organisational base in the state ahead of the 2019 elections.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Do away with blacklist on religious lines, Punjab CM urges Centre
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A day after getting central assurance on blacklisted Sikh youths, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and suggested doing away with the list made on religious lines.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
What matters is keeping your calm: Dhoni's key to successful run chase
Pune, April 22 (IANS) After guiding Rising Pune Supergiant to a thrilling last ball six wicket win against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Saturday, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the key to successful run chases is staying "calm".
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Death toll rises to nine in Bengal violence, six arrested
Birbhum (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) With two more persons succumbing to their injuries since the late hours on Friday, the toll in the crude bomb explosion in West Bengal's Birbhum district has risen to nine, police said on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hero keen to invest Rs 400 cr for 'cycle valley' in Punjab
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid the revival in industry sentiment in Punjab, Hero Cycles on Saturday expressed interest in setting up a Rs 400 crore 'cycle valley', on the lines of the Silicon Valley, near the state's Sahnewal town.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Earth Day-2017: Nature's warning - mend ways now or be doomed
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Even as the world celebrated the 48th Earth Day on Saturday, over a hundred farmers from drought-hit Tamil Nadu were seen protesting in the national capital along with the skulls of their kin, who chose to kill themselves as deficit rains for the fourth year in a row spelt doom for them.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) Two militants holed-up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district were killed in a gunfight with security forces on Saturday, police said.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
15th Sharjah Heritage Days attracts over 350,000 visitors
Sharjah, April 22 (IANS/WAM) Traditional folk dances, performances by stand-up comedians and a story-telling session brought down the curtains on the 15th Sharjah Heritage Days, a cultural event attended by visitors from over 30 countries.
2017-04-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
IPL: RCB look to inflict second straight home loss on KKR (Lead Preview)
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to continue the momentum from their last outing when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket,IPL
I-League: Aizawl beat Mohun Bagan in crucial tie
Aizawl, April 22 (IANS) Zohmingliana Ralte headed in a late winner as Aizawl FC edged closer to creating history with a 1-0 victory over Mohun Bagan in a crucial I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Look who's talking, says Smriti Irani on Rahul's Modi tweet
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comment on civil servants, provoking Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani to tweet: "Look who is talking about being overrated."
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Scoreboard of Pune Supergiant vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Sunrisers Hyderabad played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
IPL-10: Delhi opt to field vs Mumbai
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils skipper Zaheer Khan won the toss and opted to field against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Hindutva outfits protest ban on coloured scarves at Taj
Agra, April 22 (IANS) Even as preparations for the annual three-day Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan beginning on Sunday go on apace, the controversy relating to the entry of visitors with saffron-coloured scarves threatens to disturb the fragile communal peace here.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Barkha Singh joins BJP, says Congress ideology dead
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Barkha Singh, who criticised Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and was expelled from the party, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday saying the Congress' ideology was dead.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Minerva target top eight finish (Preview)
Barasat (West Bengal), April 22 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC will aim to finish in the top eight for a berth in the Federation Cup while East Bengal will look to get their house in order when the two sides meet for an I-League encounter at the Barasat Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
IPL-10: Vintage Dhoni powers Pune to 6 wkt win over Hyderabad
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's late order blitzkrieg guided Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to a thrilling six wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a last ball thriller Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 contest at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
'Bangladesh looking at BIMSTEC with Saarc 'failure'
Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) With the "failure" of Saarc, Bangladesh is looking at sub-regional groupings, including BIMSTEC, for cooperation, said Gowher Rizvi, the international affairs adviser to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
2017-04-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
I-League: Churchill ride Bektur show to escape relegation
Vasco (Goa), April 22 (IANS) Churchill Brothers SC staved off relegation with a comprehensive 6-1 thrashing of 10-man Chennai City FC in an I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-04-22
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
France on edge on eve of presidential poll
Paris, April 22 (IANS) France goes to the polls on Sunday with terrorist violence casting a long shadow over its fraught presidential election, after the shooting of a policeman on the Champs Élysées deepened already bitter political divisions.
2017-04-22
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism