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Calabrian 'Ndrangheta' boss 'involved in 1990s mafia bombing campaign' held
Rome, July 26 (IANS/AKI) Italian police on Wednesday arrested an alleged Calabrian mafia 'Ndrangheta boss accused of ordering bomb attacks on police in Reggio Calabria in 1994 that killed one officer and gravely injured two others.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata demands immediate revamp of DVC
Kolkata July 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday demanded the central government immediately "revamp" the Damodar Valley Corporation, holding it responsible for the flood-like situation in her rain-hit state.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Nitish to be sworn in as Bihar CM again on Thursday
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Nitish Kumar, who on Wednesday resigned as Bihar Chief Minister and dumped the RJD and Congress to stitch a new alliance with BJP, will be sworn-in again as new Chief Minister on Thursday, informed sources said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet apprised of MoU signed with Palestine
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Wednesday apprised of the agreement signed between India and Palestine on cooperation in the field of youth affairs and sports.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Ex-servicemen observe Vijay Diwas in Gurgaon, protest war memorial desecration
Gurgram, July 26 (IANS) A number of retired officers of armed forces on Wednesday celebrated Vijay Diwas at Rezang LA war memorial here and protested against the desecration of memorial by unknown people.
2017-07-26
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
India, Bangladesh wildlife officials to dicuss elephants migration
Shillong, July 26 (IANS) Wildlife officials from India and Bangladesh will be meeting here in on Thursday to discuss on trans-boundary conservation of elephants, an official said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Diplomacy
Delhi University announces 7th cut-off list
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Delhi University on Wednesday declared the seventh cut-off list for filling a few seats still available in the current academic session, a communication from the university said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Opposition walks out of Rajya Sabha over farmer suicides
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Dissatisfied with Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh's reply on a discussion on the agrarian crisis and farmers' suicides in the country, the entire opposition on Wednesday walked out of the Rajya Sabha.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nitish dumps RJD, Congress; to form government with BJP (Roundup)
Patna/New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In dramatic developments in Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as Chief Minister dumping the RJD and Congress to stitch a new alliance with BJP, which quickly announced support to a new government under him and said it will join it too.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Egypt hails truce agreed by rival Libyan leaders
Cairo, July 26 (IANS/AKI) The Egyptian government has welcomed the ceasefire and other steps towards a political solution in war-torn Libya agreed by its rival governments at a meeting in Paris hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Diplomacy
Cabinet approves amendment to enable GST in Kashmir
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In order to pave the way for applicability of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in Jammu and Kashmir, the Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution Order, 1954 by way of the Constitution Amendment Order, 2017.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Selfie-taking teen swept away by wave in Italy
Olbia, July 26 (IANS/AKI) A 15-year-old Hungarian girl was swept into the sea by a seven-metre-high wave as she stood on a rock taking a selfie with her aunt, Italian media reported on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Paper bomb hurled at migrant centre near Rome
Rome, July 26 (IANS/AKI) A paper bomb was thrown at a hostel for asylum seekers in south of Rome, late on Tuesday, and burst into flames, police said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security
Assam law on parliamentary secretaries unconstitutional: SC
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that then Congress-led government in Assam lacked the competence to create the post of Parliamentary Secretaries and declared as unconstitutional its 2004 legislation in this regard.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Five Trinamool leaders file nomination for RS election
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Five Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders on Wednesday filed their nomination papers from West Bengal for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India A lose against South Africa A in tri-series opener
Pretoria, July 26 (IANS) India A suffered a two wicket loss at the hands of hosts South Africa A in a low-scoring one-dayer of the cricket Tri-Series here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
HDFC net profit down by nearly 17% in Q1
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) The Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (HDFC) on Wednesday reported a 16.83 per cent fall in its standalone net profit to Rs 1,555.74 crore in the quarter ended June 30, as compared to Rs 1,870.73 crore in the year-ago period.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Pakistani diplomats abducted in Afghanistan rescued
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) Two Pakistani diplomats who were abducted in Afghanistan were recovered in an operation conducted by security forces, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told Pakistani officials in Kabul on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sharif accuses India of harming Saarc
Male, July 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has blamed India for scuttling the Saarc summit which was scheduled to be held in Islamabad last year.
2017-07-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Mamata urges central government to revamp DVC dams
Kolkata July 26 (IANS) Claiming that the lower catchment areas of her state are inundated every year by the water released from dams, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged the central government to revamp the Damodar Valley Corporation by cleaning and dredging its barrages.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Nitish Kumar's resignation a setback for opposition unity
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Nitish Kumar's resignation as Bihar Chief Minister on Wednesday has come as a big setback for the opposition which was seeking to join hands against the Narendra Modi government on a range of issues ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HCL Infosystems revenue drops 17% quarterly in Q1
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) HCL Infosystems Ltd on Wednesday reported Rs 685 crore revenue for the first quarter (Q1) of the 2017-18 fiscal, registering 17 per cent sequential decline from Rs 823 crore a quarter ago.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
CPI-M demands new law for protection of privacy
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday demanded a "new law for the protection of privacy of individuals" after the Supreme Court set constitutional limits on the Right to Privacy.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No question of patch-up, Lalu used disrespectful words: JD-U
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) JD-U leader K.C. Tyagi on Wednesday said the decision of forming the Grand Alliance government in Bihar was "a mistake" and ruled out any possibility of patch-up with the RJD.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Minor raped in Delhi, school cab driver held
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A minor girl was raped in a private school cab in west Delhi by its driver who has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BCCI adopts Lodha reforms, opposes five points
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The BCCI Special General Meeting (SGM) on Wednesday decided to accept all the recommendations put forward by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R.M. Lodha Committee except for five contentious points.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
BJP announces support to Nitish Kumar to form government
Patna, July 26 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday night announced its support to Nitish Kumar for forming a new government in Bihar, which it said the JD-U leader has accepted.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Global body adopts universal standards for three spices
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) International food standards-setting body Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has adopted universal standards for three spices -- black, white and green pepper, cumin and thyme, the Indian government announced on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Nitish thanks Modi for support
Patna, July 26 (IANS) JD-U leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for supporting his decision to quit as the Bihar Chief Minister over differences with the RJD.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Deeply disappointed with Nitish resignation, will try to respect Bihar mandate: Congress
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Congress party on Wednesday voiced "deep disappointment" at the resignation of Nitish Kumar as Bihar Chief Minister and said it will try to sort out differences of opinion between partners of the Grand Alliance to see that the five-year assembly victory mandate is respected.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hibernian sign midfielder Slivka from Juventus
London, July 26 (IANS) Scottish top-division football club Hibernian on Wednesday signed Lithuanian midfielder Vykintas Slivka on a three-year contract from Serie A record champions Juventus.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
FIFA to monitor Greece body's operations after elections
Zurich, July 26 (IANS) World football's governing body FIFA on Wednesday announced the setting up of a committee to monitor the operations of the Hellenic Football Federation (HFF).
2017-07-26
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Three-member BJP panel to analyse Bihar situation
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The BJP Parliamentary Board on Wednesday discussed the dramatic developments in Bihar following Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation from the post but deferred any decision pending a report from a three-member committee of party leaders from the state who have been asked to analyse the situation.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lok Sabha takes questions, bill amid ruckus, disruptions continue (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Disruptions and protests in the Lok Sabha continued on Wednesday and soon led to its adjournment for the day as Question Hour and some proceedings, included passage of a bill, were conducted amid ruckus.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Another desecration incident in Goa, Parrikar says police will crack case
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday that police would crack down within "three-four days" on those behind the desecration of graves in a Catholic cemetery in Madkai village of Goa.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC seeks CBI report on AIIMS MBBS entrance test
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the CBI to file a report within a week on a plea seeking direction for the AIIMS to quash the result of this year's MBBS entrance examination over alleged illegalities and irregularities.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Job fraudster held in Bengaluru for duping 45 girls
Bengaluru, July 26 (IANS) A man was arrested here for duping 45 students of a women's college in Karnataka by posing as a recruiting agent and giving them fake job offers from leading IT firms, police said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Seven Delhi reformatory inmates escape, remain untraced
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In a major security breach, seven minors housed at the Alipur Juvenile Reform Centre escaped on Monday evening and have remained untraced even as a manhunt has been launched nab them, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP chief Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah will contest the biennial election to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, the party announced on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet gives nod to changes in Sovereign Gold Bond scheme
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved changes to the Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Scheme with a view to increasing its attractiveness for investors, an official here said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nitish's resignation was 'pre-planned', says Lalu
Patna, July 26 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said Nitish Kumar's resignation as Bihar Chief Minister was "pre-planned" as he has not ruled out the possibility of joining hands with the BJP.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Five Trinamool leaders file nomination for RS election
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Five Trinamool Congress leaders on Wednesday filed their nomination papers from West Bengal for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Only 14% healthcare companies digitally active'
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Only 14 per cent of the pharmaceutical and healthcare companies operating in India -- both domestic and multinational -- are active on various digital platforms to solve customers' queries, the India Digital Health Report 2017 revealed on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Nine representations received against new cattle trade rules
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Union Environment Ministry has received total nine representations against the new cattle trade rule from the public representatives including the Chief Ministers of Kerala and Karnataka, parliament was told on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Harikrishna shares spoils with Nico in second round of Biel chess festival
Biel (Switzerland), July 26 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna staved off a staunch challenge to hold Swiss Grand Master Nico Georgiadis to a draw in the second round of the Biel chess festival here.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Cabinet approves cost revision of caste census
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved revision of the cost of Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC-2011) to Rs 4,893.60 crore from Rs 3,543.29 crore estimated earlier.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indonesia to host AFC U-19 championship
Jakarta, July 26 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competition Committee on Wednesday officially awarded Indonesia the hosting of the AFC Under-19 championship next year.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Football
Bayern Munich's troublesome search for new director of sports
Berlin, July 26 (IANS) Record German football champions Bayern Munich are encountering more trouble than expected in their search for a new director of sports.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Don't favour mid-term elections: Bihar BJP
Patna, July 26 (IANS) Welcoming the resignation by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, state BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday said his party was not in favour of mid-term assembly elections.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Jharsuguda airstrip to be ready by September
Bhubaneswar, July 26 (IANS) The first phase work of Jharsuguda airstrip would be completed by September this year, said an official on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Trump bans transgenders from serving in US military
Washington, July 26 (IANS) President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that transgender individuals would be prohibited from serving in the US military, saying he made the decision after consulting with Generals and military experts.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Nestle India's April-June net profit up 9 per cent
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Nestle India on Wednesday reported a rise of 9.66 per cent in its net profit after tax for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Communal situation in West Bengal 'very dangerous': Yechury
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the communal situation in West Bengal is "very dangerous" and the harmony of the state is threatened because of it.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Helping prevent underprivileged girls from dropping out of schools
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Over 15,000 young women have been enrolled at 15 community-based Digital Learning Centres -- an initiative launched in November 2015 to provide access to quality education and prevent adolescent girls from dropping out of schools in urban slum clusters of Delhi and NCR.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
10-nation Indian Ocean Naval Symposium ends in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) working group's meeting on Information Sharing & Interoperability, hosted by the Pakistan Navy, concluded on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Partition: 1947' intends to unite people: Huma Qureshi
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi is not disconcerted by the "strong reactions" to "Partition: 1947", saying the film intends to unite people and not divide them.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz
Three held, heroin valued at Rs 20 crore seized in Delhi
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Three members of an inter-state gang dealing in drugs have been arrested and over five kg heroin valued at Rs 20 crore seized, police said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hopes high as Kenya seeks to reclaim marathon world title
Nairobi, July 26 (IANS) Just a week before heading to London for the World Athletics Championships, the Kenya men's marathon team is confident that it will reclaim the world title in the longest and toughest competition.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
'Under Uday 29 states, UTs hiked power tariff, but not Delhi'
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) While most Indian states have hiked electricity tariffs in the last two years under the Centre's Uday debt restructure scheme for distribution companies (discoms), rates in Delhi were last increased in 2014, the national capital's discoms have said in a representation to the state regulator, according to an industry source here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
CPI-M to mobilise people demanding central ban on cow vigilantes
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Wednesday said it will mobilise people in September to demand a central ban on cow vigilantes and "RSS-sponsored moral policing".
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Benami properties worth over Rs 800 cr attached: Centre
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Properties worth over Rs 800 crore are under attachement in more than 400 proxy transaction cases identified since the amended law came into effect, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sikh asked to take off kirpan in New Zealand
Wellington, July 26 (IANS) A Sikh man in New Zealand's Auckland city was asked to take off his kirpan and get down from a bus after a panicked passenger called police on seeing the ceremonial dagger, a media report said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Diaspora
Nitish quits as Bihar CM, doesn't rule out tie-up with BJP
Patna, July 26 (IANS) In a surprise move, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar quit on Wednesday claiming he can't work in the "current circumstances" following corruption allegations against Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav but didn't rule out a tie-up with the BJP for running a future government.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Russia says report of Moscow arming Taliban 'groundless'
Moscow, July 26 (IANS) Russia on Wednesday denied a report that it supplied arms to Taliban militants in Afghanistan, and called the allegation "groundless".
2017-07-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Five killed, four others critically injured as dumper mangles SUV
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Five persons, including a couple and their two teenaged children, were killed and four others injured after a speeding dumper rammed into their SUV early on Wednesday, police said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
75 government centres to offer Sanskrit course in Delhi
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Delhiites will soon be able to learn Sanskrit at a nominal fee at 75 Sanskrit teaching centres that government has decided to open, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
CRPF says stone-pelting declined in Kashmir, but figures indicate otherwise
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The CRPF, one of the main central forces battling militancy and street protests in Jammu and Kashmir, said on Wednesday that there were fewer stone-pelting incidents in the Valley in comparison to last year. But figures belie the claim.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telecom sector revenue decline to impact government's 2017-18 collections
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The declining sales revenue of the telecom players will have an adverse impact on government revenue collection in the form of spectrum usage charges and licence fee in the current financial year, parliament was informed on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
It's for Nitish to decide on allying with BJP: Minister
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said it was for Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar, who resigned as the Bihar Chief Minister, to decide whether he wanted to ally with the BJP to form the new government in the state.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha announces development councils for tribals
Bhubaneswar, July 26 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced the setting up of Special Development Councils in nine tribal districts for the inclusive growth of tribals in the state.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
PM's package for Gujarat floods draws criticism in Assam
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to flood-hit Gujarat and announcement of Rs 500-crore package for the state has drawn flak from various sections in Assam, who have alleged neglect of their state by the central government.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shabir Shah, a Kashmiri separatism founder, held for terror funding (Third Lead)
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has arrested Shabir Shah -- one of the founders of Kashmiri separatism -- as part of the government's crack-down on separatists for allegedly receiving money from Pakistan to finance terror activities in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Militants kill policeman in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) Militants on Wednesday shot dead a policeman riding a motorcycle in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Viral 'Sonu song' inspires a 'Mannu' song in Goa targeting Parrikar
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) RJ Malishka's "Sonu song", a viral video which mocks Mumbai's municipal authority over poor pot-holed roads, has now inspired a newbie political outfit in Goa.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Ahmed Patel files papers for RS poll, Vaghela assures conditional support
Gandhinagar, July 26 (IANS) The Congress heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday when rebel leader Shankersinh Vaghela pledged support to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel who filed his nomination for the August 8 Rajya Sabha election here.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India saw 1.27 lakh more foreign patients in 2016
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India saw an increase of 1,27,142 foreign patients during 2016 as compared with 2015, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Mahesh Sharma revealed on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Logistics cost to fall by 20% under GST: Gadkari
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India's logistics sector would gain the most from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as costs would fall by almost 20 per cent, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Spanish 13-time world champion racer in serious condition after accident
Ibiza (Spain), July 26 (IANS) Spanish motorcycling legend Ángel Nieto, a 13-time Grand Prix world champion in two categories, on Wednesday suffered a road accident while driving a quad bike on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza that left him seriously injured, officials said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Djokovic to miss rest of the season with right elbow injury
Belgrade, July 26 (IANS) Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic announced on Wednesday that he is set to miss the rest of the season due to an injury to his right elbow.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Tennis
Two Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
Rabat, July 26 (IANS/MAP) Two Moroccan peacekeepers from the United Nations mission in Central African Republic were killed in an ambush by suspected Christian militiamen.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Malta,Terrorism
SC moved for stay on release of 'Indu Sarkar'
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A woman claiming to be the daughter of late Congress leader Sanjay Gandhi on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking stay of the release of filmmaker madhu Bhandarkar's "Indu Sarkar".
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Parliament approval sought for Rs 11,166 crore additional spending
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday tabled the first batch of Supplementary Demand for Grants for 2017-18, seeking approval of additional expenditure of Rs 11,166 crore, including net cash outgo of Rs 10,648 crore towards various heads.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Paswan terms Nitish's resignation a move against corruption
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday welcomed Nitish Kumar's decision to resign as Chief Minister of Bihar, saying it was a move against corruption.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Right to privacy fundamental right, but a qualified one: Centre to SC
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the right to privacy was a fundamental right but not all its facets can be elevated to the status of fundamental rights.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No expansion at Goa port due to coal operations pollution: CM
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) Coal handling operations by private parties at Mormugao Port Trust will not be expanded as existing operations are causing pollution, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Dutch national arrested in Hyderabad drugs case
Hyderabad, July 26 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in the Hyderabad drug racket case, Telangana Excise authorities have arrested a Dutch national, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dubai Airport processes 43 mn passengers in first half of 2017
Dubai, July 26 (IANS/WAM) Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) has surpassed 43 million in the first half of 2017, a traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy
CPI-M to back 'acceptable' opposition candidate for RS from Bengal
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) After refusing to field its General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, for a third Rajya Sabha term from West Bengal, the CPI-M on Wednesday said it would support an 'acceptable' independent candidate of the opposition parties in the biennial poll, failing which it will consider contesting the seat.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jaitley refuses to respond to opposition queries over Rs 2,000 'notebandi'
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday refused to reply to opposition queries whether the government is going to demonetise Rs 2,000 notes or whether it is planning to issue coins of bigger denominations such as Rs 1,000.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Subhash Garg appointed on ADB Board of Governors
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has been appointed as Indias Alternate Governor on the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EU court upholds Hamas terror listing, removes Tamil Tigers
Brussels, July 26 (IANS) The European Union's top court on Wednesday annulled a court ruling to remove the Hamas militant group from the EU terror blacklist.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
We need to champion film preservation, restoration: Kamal Haasan
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Wednesday emphasised the need for film preservation and restoration.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz
Shiv Sena leader arrested for Mumbai building collapse
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap was arrested on Wednesday and charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder in connection with Tuesday's building collapse that claimed 17 lives, an official said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Doval to meet Xi Jinping with BRICS NSAs
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) India's National Security Adviser Ajit Doval along with his BRICS counterparts will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Parliament passes bill amending National Institutes of Technology Act
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Parliamentary approval was accorded to the bill amending the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Act, 2007 (NITSER Act) to declare them 'Institutes of National Importance' with the Rajya Sabha passing the measure on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Education
Dhawan, Pujara tons take India to 399/3 at stumps vs Sri Lanka (Roundup)
Galle, July 26 (IANS) Centuries from opener Shikhar Dhawan (190) and one-down Cheteshwar Pujara (144 not out) helped India reach 399/3 at stumps on the opening day of the first of the three-Test cricket series against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Modi congratulates Nitish for his "fight against corruption"
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Nitish Kumar for "joining in the fight against corruption" by quitting as Bihar Chief Minister, within minutes of the latter putting in his papers.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gurinder Chadha pushed Huma to excel
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi, who stars in Gurinder Chadha's "Partition: 1947", says the filmmaker pushed her to excel.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Khattar pats self for 1,000 days in office, others not impressed (News Analysis)
Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) The first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is patting itself on its back for having completed 1,000 days in office and highlighting its achievements. But not many, especially the opposition, are impressed by the claims.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
French court removes judicial control imposed on Benzema
Paris, July 26 (IANS) A French court has lifted the judicial control that had been imposed on star footballer Karim Benzema for his alleged involvement in a sex tape blackmail case, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Football
Biologists fear spike in assaults in US, want reforms in conservation of endangered species
Cartagena (Colombia), July 26 (IANS) Biologists on Wednesday called for reforms in conservation of endangered species as they believe assaults on them under the Trump administration will be particularly extreme. They fear it may extend far more broadly.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife
E-commerce sites to disclose food expiry date, MRP
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) E-commerce companies will now have to display the expiry dates and maximum retail prices of packaged food products under new rule designed to protect consumers from being sold old stuff.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Actress Charmme Kaur grilled by SIT for six hours in drug case
Hyderabad, July 26 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Telangana's Excise Department, probing the Hyderabad drug racket, grilled actress Charmme Kaur for over six hours on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU warns US over Russia sanctions bill
Brussels, July 26 (IANS) The European Union on Wednesday delivered a stern warning to the US over its plan to impose new sanctions on Russia, opening up the prospect of a rift between the two allies over how to deal with Moscow's foreign interventions.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Defence officers in peace areas to get ration benefit in cash
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it has rejected the Seventh Pay Commission recommendation for withdrawal of provision of free ration and ration money allowance to officers of defence forces posted in peace areas and decided that the benefit of free ration will be given to such personnel in cash.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Nitish quits, says he can't run Bihar coalition
Patna, July 26 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday he had quit in the interest of the state after failing to resolve a crisis plaguing the ruling Grand Alliance.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
'FINE' technology gives Canon an edge: Top executive
Bengaluru, July 26 (IANS) From desktop-sized inkjets to huge enterprise-level machines, Canon has an edge owing to its New-Age technology that ensures efficient performance, a top executive from the digital imaging giant Canon has said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Hope IAAF will reinstate membership before 2018: Russia Minister
Novogorsk (Russia), July 26 (IANS) Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov has said he hoped that the membership of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) will be reinstated with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) by next year.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Russia,Sports,Athletics
Rejection paves way for my next: Anurag Basu on 'Jagga Jasoos'
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Basu, whose latest movie "Jagga Jasoos" has not fared as expected, has sent out "hugs" to the detractors as he says rejection doesn't mean dejection for him.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sri Lanka vs India 1st Test: Day 1 scorecard
Galle, July 26 (IANS) The following is the scorecard of India's first innings on Day 1 in their first cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium here on Wednesday:
2017-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Colour-changing e-skin developed; can have robotics uses
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) Chinese researchers have developed a user-interactive electronic skin that can change colour -- an ability associated with animals such as chameleons, octopuses and squid. The changes are perceptible to the human eye without much strain.
2017-07-26
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Trump bans transgenders from US military
Washington, July 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the US military will no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in "any capacity" in the military.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Rajya Sabha passes statistics amendment bill amid Opposition reservations
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017, even as Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad expressed reservations over its timing.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shocking that no one noticed Caine in 'Dunkirk': Nolan
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has revealed that legendary actor Michael Caine made a cameo in "Dunkirk", and he is shocked that a lot of people have not noticed his presence.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India calls report on press freedom 'ambiguous'
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India on Wednesday described as "ambiguous" the "sources" of a report from international NGO Reporters Without Borders that ranks India 136th in global media freedom index, three points down from last year.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Nifty closes above 10k for first time, equity markets at new peak (Intro-Roundup)
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Boosted by positive global cues, along with expectations of healthy quarterly results and intense buying activities witnessed in metal, banking and automobile stocks, the Indian equity markets on Wednesday surged to a record high, with the benchmark index NSE Nifty50 closing firmly above the 10,000-point mark for the first time.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tata Metaliks to finalise growth strategy soon
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Tata Metaliks, which is looking to become a full-fledged ductile iron (DI) pipe company, will finalise a growth strategy in the next two-three months, a company official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
17 more bodies recovered, Gujarat flood deaths rise to 111
Gandhinagar, July 26 (IANS) With the recovery of 17 more bodies on Wednesday, the deaths in the Gujarat floods since June 1 rose to 111 even as relief and rescue operations were in full swing following a break in the rain fury.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Indians missing in Iraq: Sushma says 'sin' to presume them dead
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The suspense over the 39 missing Indians in Iraq continued on Wednesday with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asserting that it was "sin" to presume without any proof that they were dead.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol
New York, July 26 (IANS) High levels of cholesterol, which may prove detrimental to human health, may play a key role in longer survival and better prognosis for dogs with a common form of bone cancer, researchers have found.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Playing video games may cut stress at work
New York, July 26 (IANS) Do you feel stressed out, frustrated or anxious at work? Playing video games may help, researchers say.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Tejashwi won't quit, RJD won't rock alliance: Lalu
Patna, July 26 (IANS) The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on wednesday ruled out the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav even as it made it clear that it won't rock the alliance boat with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in Bihar.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Waiting to know what government is doing with committee report: Shyam Benegal
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Amidst the hullabaloo over Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani's diktats and rumoured replacement plans, veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal is wondering what the government is doing with the report submitted by a panel led by him last year.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
GST incentivises investments in SEZs: Official
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1 has increased the investment attractiveness of Indian special economic zones (SEZs), while the government plans to expand these to smaller cities, a senior official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shabir Shah, a Kashmiri separatism founder, held for terror funding
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has arrested Shabir Shah -- one of the founders of Kashmiri separatism -- as part of the government's crack-down on separatists for allegedly receiving money from Pakistan to finance terror activities in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC imposes Rs 10,000 fine on Kejriwal in defamation suit
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after he failed to file a reply in a second Rs 10 crore defamation suit by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his former lawyer Ram Jethmalani using the word "crook".
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
DTC staff to get 7th Pay Commission salary hike
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday approved a proposal by the government to implement the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations in the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nifty closes above 10k for first time, equity markets at new peak (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Boosted by positive global cues, along with expectations of healthy quarterly results and intense buying activities witnessed in metal, banking and automobile stocks, the Indian equity markets on Wednesday surged to a record high, with the benchmark index NSE Nifty50 closing firmly above the 10,000-point mark for the first time.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Freedom fighter K.E. Mammen dead
Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 (IANS) Gandhian and freedom fighter from Kerala K.E. Mammen passed away at a private hospital near here on Tuesday, the hospital said. He was 95.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sonia, Rahul pay tribute Kargil martyrs
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday paid tributes to the soldiers who died in the Kargil war and said the nation is extremely proud of them and recognises the pain of their family members.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Playing a warrior really challenging: Soni Singh (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Actress Soni Singh finds playing a warrior in the show "Aarambh" challenging and exciting.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Eating walnuts may boost gut health, cut cancer risk
New York, July 26 (IANS) Consuming half a cup of walnut per day may help protect the digestive system by increasing the amount of probiotic bacteria in the gut and ward off risks of heart and brain disease as well as cancer, researchers say.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Too young in the industry to stick to a particular genre: Athiya Shetty
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) She is one film old in the industry and is excitedly waiting for her next release "Mubarakan" in which she will don a girl-next-door image once again. Actress Athiya Shetty, however, feels that her work demands versatility and that she is too young to stick to a particular genre.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cambodia launches mobile app on Khmer Rouge history
Bangkok, July 26 (IANS) A mobile application on the comprehensive history of the Khmer Rouge has been launched in Cambodia to ensure that Cambodian citizens, 70 per cent of whom are less than 30 years old, do not forget one of the darkest chapters in the country's history.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Thailand,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Layoffs in line with business decision: Vivo India
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Vivo India on Wednesday said that the layoffs at its manufacturing unit in Greater Noida are in line with the company's business decision.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Congress protests Goa Minister's 'lungi' remark against party leader
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Goa on Wednesday protested against a state Minister for referring to an AICC official of south Indian origin for wearing a "lungi" in the morning and jeans in the evening.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
AgustaWestland: Court extends custody of Dubai-based director
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to quiz the director of a Dubai-based company till July 29 in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Uttar Pradesh RERA chairman to be appointed soon: Yogi
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that selection of the chairman and other members of Uttar Pradesh RERA would be made soon.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
1984 riots: Court directs to provide security to Abhishek Verma
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday directed Delhi Police to provide round-the- -clock security to arms dealer Abhishek Verma, who is a witness in the 1984 anti-Sikh protests and has to undergo a lie detector test.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple promised me 3 'big' manufacturing units in US: Trump
San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) Bullish on bringing manufacturing jobs back to the US since the day he became US President, Donald Trump now says that Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised him that the Cupertino-based tech giant will build three 'big' manufacturing plants in the US.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Drive' to release on Holi 2018
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez's upcoming film "Drive" has been locked for release on March 2, next year, which happens to be Holi, the festival of colours.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi government to start three-month Sanskrit course
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Delhiites will soon be able to learn Sanskrit at the 75 Sanskrit teaching centers the government has decided to open, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Miley Cyrus finds musical inspiration from Liam Hemsworth
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Singer-actress Miley Cyrus took to Instagram to pay tribute to her musical inspiration and fiancé Liam Hemsworth, saying she can only write songs about him.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dhawan, Pujara tons take India to 399/3 at stumps vs Sri Lanka
Galle, July 26 (IANS) Centuries from opener Shikhar Dhawan (190) and one-down Cheteshwar Pujara (144 not out) helped India reach 399/3 at stumps on the opening day of the first of the three-Test series against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
It's for BCCI to decide on women's IPL: Mithali
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Indian women's cricket skipper Mithali Raj, who recently led the eves to the final of the ICC Women's World Cup in England, on Wednesday supported an Indian Premier League (IPL)-styled T20 tournament for the women but left it for the BCCI to decide.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
NGT's jolt to Chhattisgarh on Mahanadi water issue
Bhubaneswar, July 26 (IANS) In a major jolt to the Chhattisgarh government over Mahanadi water sharing dispute with Odisha, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed it to stop work on 31 projects on the river.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Kate Hudson cuts hair short for film
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson has cut her hair short and now sports a new buzz cut for new movie "Sister".
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Playing football outside Kolkata will be challenging, says Kotal
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) After having played for Kolkata-based football clubs in the Indian Super League (ISL) and the I-League, Delhi Dynamos' new full-back Pritam Kotal on Wednesday confessed it will be challenging for him to play outside the eastern metropolis.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
London-based DJ Kasra to tour India in August
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) London-based DJ and drum and bass label Critical Sound founder Kasra Mowlavi will play in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune next month.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rs 2,000 cr credit guarantee scheme for startups under process
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The government is in the process of formulating a Rs 2,000 crore credit guarantee scheme to enable startups to raise loans without any collateral, parliament was told on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Opposition walks out of Rajya Sabha over Minister's reply
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The entire Opposition walked out of the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday amid Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh's reply on the discussion on the agrarian crisis and farmers' suicide in the country, saying they were not satisfied.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress legislator in Kerala denied bail
Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 (IANS) A trial court here on Wednesday denied bail to Congress legislator M. Vincent, arrested on charges of sexually harassing and stalking a 51-year-old woman in Kerala.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shilpa, Geeta, Anurag to return to 'Super Dancer Season 2'
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty, ace choreographer Geeta Kapur and filmmaker Anurag Basu will return as judges to the upcoming second season of dance based reality show "Super Dancer Season 2", which features children as participants.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dutch national arrested in Hyderabad drug case
Hyderabad, July 26 (IANS) In a key development in the Hyderabad drug racket, Telangana's Excise Authorities have arrested a Dutch national, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China opposes new US sanctions against North Korea
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) China on Wednesday opposed a new round of unilateral sanctions that the US has imposed against North Korea.
2017-07-26
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Mumbai Metro launches India's first mobile ticketing system
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Mumbai Metro One on Wednesday announced the launch of India's first Mobile Ticketing System 'OnGo' which will help commuters pass the AFC gates using their mobile phones, an official said here.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Never suggested removal of Tagore, Ghalib texts: Educational body
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Amid furore over alleged recommendations to exclude writings of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Mirza Ghalib from NCERT textbooks, welfare organisation Siksha Sanaskriti Utthan Nyas on Wednesday denied the charge and clarified it is not an RSS affiliate.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Education
Venkaiah Naidu's response on allegations has raised more questions: Congress
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said that NDA's Vice Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu's response to its allegations against him on issues of probity had "left more questions" and demanded he and his BJP answer them.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iran says it will respond to US sanctions, breach of n-deal
Tehran, July 26 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said Tehran will respond to any breach of the nuclear deal by Washington after US House of Representatives passed a new sanctions bill.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bitcoins: Effective yet risky tool to boost digital economy
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In a bid to boost digital economy, bitcoins can act as a potential transaction and payment mechanism for businesses but they are fraught with risks in the absence of proper monitoring and regulatory framework for the currency, a survey released on Wednesday said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
China to build Mars simulation base on Tibetan plateau
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) China plans to build its first Mars simulation base on the Tibetan plateau in the northwest of the country, the official China Daily reported on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
YES Bank net profit increases 31 per cent
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Private sector YES Bank on Wednesday reported 31.9 per cent growth in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, as compared to previous year's corresponding period.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Congress accuses government of double standards, seeks Thakur's suspension from LS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday accused the Modi government of following double standards and demanded the suspension of BJP member Anurag Thakur from the Lok Sabha for filming proceedings of the House on his phone.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
President calls up Punjab CM, condoles his mother's death
Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday called up Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to condole his mother Rajmata Mohinder Kaur's death.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Chrissy Metz hasn't let fame go to her head
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actress Chrissy Metz has found fame and earned an Emmy nomination for her role of Kate in "This is us". But the actress says she hasnt let fame go to her head and likes to save up before going for one extravagant purchase.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Don't harm China by inviting Dalai Lama: China to Botswana
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) China on Wednesday fumed over the Dalai Lama's planned visit to Botswana, warning the African country not to "harm" Beijing's "core interest".
2017-07-26
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha as Jaitley, opposition spar
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha saw repeated adjournments during Zero Hour and Question Hour on Wednesday over Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks that the opposition was making Zero Hour a TV opportunity.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress questions Naidu about alleged irregularities
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday sought replies from NDA's Vice Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on the exemption given to his daughter's NGO from paying various developmental charges amounting to Rs 2.46 crore to Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi to inaugurate Abdul Kalam memorial in Rameswaram
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday inaugurate former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's memorial at Rameswaram, said officials.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Separatist leader Shabir Shah arrested, in ED custody
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sent Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, arrested on charges of money laundering, to seven days custody with the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Terrorism
Centre okays Rs 200 crore for Assam's flood-hit highways
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday announced grant of Rs 200 crore as first instalment for immediate repair of National Highways damaged due to heavy rains in Assam.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Government plans to open new post offices in 2017-18
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The government plans to open 81 sub-post offices and 100 branch post offices during the current financial year under the "Rural Business & Access to Postal Network" scheme, parliament was informed on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mallika Sherawat to attend DiCaprio Foundation gala
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Indian actress Mallika Sherawat says she is looking forward to attending the annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala in Saint-Tropez later on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Right to privacy fundamental right, but a qualified one: Centre to SC
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the right to privacy was a fundamental right but not all its facets will be covered under it.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Wanted to work with Habib Faisal: Debutante Anya Singh
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Anya Singh, who is all set to make her debut with the upcoming film "Qaidi Band", says she always wanted to work with the movie's director Habib Faisal.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tripura party threatens agitation over separate state demand
Agartala, July 26 (IANS) After a regional party blocked the National Highway and lone railway line in Tripura for more than 10 days demanding a separate state for tribals, another tribal entity on Wednesday threatened to launch an agitation over the same demand.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Portronics launches LED projector at Rs 9,999
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Domestic digital solutions provider Portronics on Wednesday launched "Beem 100", a 100-lumen portable LED projector at Rs 9,999.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
26 Afghan soldiers killed as Taliban storm base
Kabul, July 26 (IANS) At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Antibiotics pose environmental risks, says study
London, July 26 (IANS) Although antibiotics prevent bacterial infections, they may adversely harm microbes that are essential to a healthy environment, a study has warned.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Make your own IoT device with ASUS Tinker Board
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS on Wednesday launched Tinker Board in India that can help people easily invent an Internet of Things (IoT) device for a connected home or robot project at school at affordable prices.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
'InstantCAD' to make 3D design easier, faster
New York, July 26 (IANS) To make computer-aided design (CAD) programmes process easier and faster, researchers have developed a new tool called "InstantCAD" that lets designers interactively edit, improve and optimise CAD models using a more streamlined workflow.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Terence Lewis gets award for work towards dance education
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Choreographer Terence Lewis, who has been awarded the Valerian of Alternate Education Award by the makers of the film "Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets", says he is glad that his work towards establishing dance in the education curriculum is being noticed and talked about.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Made for India' Microsoft 'Kaizala' app to boost productivity
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) To enable businesses become more productive, Microsoft India on Wednesday officially launched 'Kaizala -- a 'made for India' app that has been designed for large group communications and work management, even for remote locations with 2G optimisation.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
A French chef who loves Indian spices
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Mostly, foreigners are known for not having much fondness for spices, but a French chef says he has been using spices regularly since the time he started cooking and ever since he had his first 'homemade Indian chai' which had ginger, cardamom and cinnamon.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
Vyapam scam accused commits suicide in Madhya Pradesh
Morena, July 26 (IANS) Praveen Yadav, an accused in the Vyapam admission and recruitment scam, allegedly committed suicide at his house in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, the state police said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Nifty closes above 10k, equity markets at new peak
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Indian equity markets on Wednesday provisionally closed at a record high, with the benchmark index NSE Nifty settling firmly above the 10,000-mark for the first time.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Dhawan gives India upper hand (Lead Tea)
Galle, July 26 (IANS) Shikhar Dhawan missed out on a maiden double century as India took the upper hand, piling on 282/2 at tea on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sunny Leone's 'chance to dance' on Broadway jazz
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone says she is excited to perform at an awards event which will feature her dancing in Broadway jazz-style for the first time.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
No talks unless India withdraws, China says before Doval visit
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) On the eve of Indian NSA Ajit Doval's China visit to attend the BRICS security summit, Beijing on Wednesday made clear that India's pullback from Doklam on the border remained the "precondition" for any dialogue on the issue.
2017-07-26
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Moon's interior may contain water
New York, July 26 (IANS) There may be substantial amounts of trapped water in the interior of the moon, researchers have said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Disruptions continue in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday witnessed repeated disruptions as the Opposition raised a number of issues, including suspension of their MPs and a debate on lynching.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress seeks judicial probe into medical scam in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala on Wednesday demanded a judicial probe by a Supreme Court judge into what they claim is a Rs 1,000 crore medical scam allegedly involving national leaders of the BJP.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Maradona backs video assistant referee system
Madrid, July 26 (IANS) Argentinean football icon Diego Maradona voiced his support for the video assistant referee system, while acknowledging that with this technology his infamous goal against England in the 1986 World Cup would not have counted.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Russia: Fresh US sanctions blow to normalising ties
Moscow, July 26 (IANS) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Wednesday slammed the US move to impose fresh sanctions on Moscow, calling it "destruction of prospects for normalising relations between the two countries".
2017-07-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Fiorentina sign French midfielder Veretout
Florence (Italy), July 26 (IANS) Fiorentina have announced the signing of French midfielder Jordan Veretout from English football club Aston Villa on a four-year contract, with the option to extend to five seasons.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Don't let in Dalai Lama: China
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) China on Wednesday again urged other countries not to host the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
2017-07-26
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Dhawan hands India upper hand (Tea)
Galle, July 26 (IANS) Shikhar Dhawan missed out on a maiden double century as India took the upper hand, piling on 282/2 at tea on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
People now more open to registering on matrimonial platforms: Survey
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) More choice, convenience and privacy are some of the reasons why youngsters are opting for online matchmaking options and are more open about it, according to a new survey.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jharkhand not to blame for Bengal flood
Ranchi, July 26 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Wednesday rubbished West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that Jharkhand was releasing water without information, resulting in flooding in her state.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Speaker says clerical error to blame for face-off between Scindia, BJP MP
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday admitted to some error on the part of the Secretariat which appeared to give an impression that Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia was the target of attack by a ruling party member.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
District chief, five others killed in Afghan mine blast
Kabul, July 26 (IANS) An Afghan district chief and five of his bodyguards have been killed in a roadside mine blast in Farah province, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Spending days with Kargil warriors was life changing: Kailash Kher
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Singer-composer Kailash Kher says he had a life-changing experience when he spent a few days with the soldiers from Kargil.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US-based company to implant chip in employees' bodies
New York, July 26 (IANS) US-based tech company Three Square Market (32M) is offering its employees the option of implanting an RFID chip in their body which would serve multiple purposes.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Intex Aqua Power IV launched at Rs 5,499
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Domestic smartphone maker Intex on Wednesday launched its budget phone Aqua Power IV at Rs 5,499 that features a 4,000mAh battery and runs on latest Android Nougat OS.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Get rid of melting foundation, runny eyeliner in easy ways
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Melting foundation, runny eyeliner and sticky lipstick, these are some of the painful make-up evils that women suffer in this humid weather but some of the quick and simple ways can make your life easy. Experts suggest how.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
European court opposes EU, Canada passenger data exchange
Brussels, July 26 (IANS) The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Wednesday against a proposed deal to share passenger data between Canada and the EU, saying it violated the bloc's fundamental rights.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Prestellar Ventures launches $100 mn fund for entrepreneurs
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Singapore-based firm Prestellar Ventures on Wednesday said it has launched a $100 million venture capital fund to encourage entrepreneurs and start-ups across India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Actress Charmme Kaur grilled by SIT in drug case
Hyderabad, July 26 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Telangana's Excise Department probing the Hyderabad drug racket on Wednesday questioned actress Charmme Kaur.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIM Indore to host Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The first qualifying round of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2017 is all set to take place in IIM Indore on August 2, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, India,National,Education
Youth today prefer organic fabrics for everyday use: Designer
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Manish Tripathi, creator and designer behind the premium fashion labels antarDESI and Naveli, says that the Indian fashion industry is becoming more organic and sustainable and added that the youth today are far more environment conscious than ever and prefer organic fabrics in their everyday use.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
We don't need Hernandez: Man U
Maryland (US), July 26 (IANS) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that the former English Premier League (EPL) champions don't need the services of Mexican striker Javier Hernandez.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Film celebrities salute Indian soldiers on Kargil Day
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A string of Bollywood celebrities, including Abhishek Bachchan, Juhi Chawla and Raveena Tandon, on Wednesday paid tributes to Indian soldiers and martyrs on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Olympiacos beat Partizan in Champions League qualifiers
Belgrade, July 26 (IANS) Greek outfit Olympiacos FC defeated hosts Partizan Belgrade 3-1 in the first game of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League here.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Football
'Kaalakaandi' actors keep director on his toes
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Director Akshat Verma says the "unpredictable" ensemble cast, including Saif Ali Khan, of his film "Kaalakaandi" keeps him on his toes.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Eight IS militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 26 (IANS) At least eight Islamic State (IS) militants were killed when security forces pounded the outfit's positions in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Shiv Sena leader arrested for Mumbai building crash
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap was arrested here on Wednesday and charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder in connection with Tuesday's building crash which claimed 17 lives, an official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priya Anand likes a role that makes her feel insecure
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actress Priya Anand says she doesn't like to get too comfortable playing a certain kind of roles. Instead, she says she would like to do roles -- irrespective of the language and industry -- that make her feel insecure.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz
US House passes Russia sanctions bill defying Trump
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a new sweeping package of sanctions against Russia for its interference in the 2016 US presidential election, despite President Donald Trump objecting to the legislation.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Made in India' Microsoft 'Kaizala' app to boost productivity
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) To enable businesses become more productive, Microsoft India on Wednesday officially launched 'Kaizala -- a 'made in India' app that has been designed for large group communications and work management, even for remote locations with 2G optimisation.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Hyundai Motor's H1 profit posts double-digit fall
Seoul, July 26 (IANS) Hyundai Motor, South Korea's biggest automaker, posted a double-digit fall in operating profit for the first half of this year, the company said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy
Ric Roman Waugh to direct 'Olympus Has Fallen' sequel
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) "Shot Caller" director Ric Roman Waugh has been roped in to direct the next instalment in the "Olympus has Fallen" series titled "Angel has Fallen", starring Gerard Butler.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump is creative, competitive, rule-breaker, reveal his tweets
New York, July 26 (IANS) US President Donald J. Trump is creative, competitive, rule-breaker and also has neurotic tendencies, revealed an analysis of his tweets.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
'Despacito' having trickle down effect on tourism: Survey
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) "Despacito", a song by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, is not only breaking viewing records on YouTube and garnering positive attention, but also boosting tourism in their native place, stated a survey.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Always had a liking towards comedy genre: Anu Malik
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) National Award-winning composer Anu Malik, who will be seen alongside Bharti Singh in TV show "Comedy Dangal", says he has always had a liking towards the comedy genre.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Adobe plans to 'kill' Flash plug-in by 2020
San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) Global software major Adobe Systems is planning to "kill" off its Flash Player plug-in, a software to play videos and games online, by the end of 2020.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
DocsApp launches new service for kids
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Chat-based healthcare platform DocsApp on Wednesday launched a new service that connects child specialists from top hospitals, on chat or call, to people in the night time.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Health/Medicine
Don't make abusive remarks against Jaitley: HC to Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday termed as "indecent, scandalous and abusive" the remarks made against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's former lawyer Ram Jethmalani during cross-examination in a defamation case.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Centre to issue commemorative coin with MGR image
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accepting his request to issue a commemorative coin on the birth centenary of AIADMK founder and late Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran (MGR).
2017-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Lao kickboxers to face Chinese fighters ahead of SEA Games
Vientiane (Laos), July 26 (IANS) The top three Lao male kickboxers in their respective categories will test their skills against Chinese fighters in a friendly event in China on July 28-29.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic,Sports,Other Sports
Schreiber gets thumbs up for defying gender norms
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actor Liev Schreiber is being praised for defying gender norms and dressing his nine-year-old son as female "Suicide Squad" character Harley Quinn.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cheryl compliments Liam Payne's new hairstyle
London, July 26 (IANS) Singer Cheryl made a rare public display of emotion towards her boyfriend Liam Payne as she complimented the One Direction stars new shorter hairstyle.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Government can't take suo motu action over racial abuse: Minister
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The government cannot take suo motu action in cases of racial abuse until a formal complaint is filed by the victim, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ex-Brazil midfielder Ederson reveals cancer battle
Rio de Janeiro, July 26 (IANS) Former Brazil international midfielder Ederson has revealed that he is battling testicular cancer.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Lille sign Brazil under-23 midfielder Maia
Rio de Janeiro, July 26 (IANS) French top division football club LOSC Lille have announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia, ending weeks of speculation about the 20-year-old's future.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'Toilet...' makers asked to reply in copyright case
Jaipur, July 26 (IANS) A local court here on Wednesday asked the makers of actor Akshay Kumar's "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" to file a reply to the charge of violation of the Copyright Act by July 31.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
No evidence 39 Indians are dead, search to continue: Sushma
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) There is no evidence of the 39 missing Indians in Iraq being dead or alive but search for them will continue till there is concrete evidence about their fate, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in Parliament on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Heavy rains kill nine in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 26 (IANS) Incessant rains for last five days have wrecked havoc in Jharkhand and claimed nine lives.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Governor Ram Naik, CM Adityanath remember Kargil martyrs
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday paid tributes to the Kargil martyrs for their supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Uttarakhand remembers Kargil martyrs
Dehradun, July 26 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat led the hill state on Wednesday in paying rich tributes to the Kargil martyrs on Vijay Diwas here.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Stone-pelting incidents down in J&K: CRPF
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The number of stone-pelting incidents in Jammu and Kashmir has come down this year, CRPF Director General Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Abbas Hasan releases multi-lingual single 'Akhiyaan teri'
London, July 26 (IANS) Canadian-French pop music artiste Abbas Hasan, who is based here, is out with a new single "Akhiyaan teri". The song is a mixture of English, Hindi-Urdu, with a bit of Punjabi in it.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
Telangana man kills five of a family, ends life
Hyderabad, July 26 (IANS) A man killed five members of his family before committing suicide in Telangana's Khammam district on Wednesday, police said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Know the type of fabrics for scarves during monsoon
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Cotton, polyester and chiffon are the fabrics that you should stick to while buying scarves during the rainy season, say experts.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Subpoena dropped against Trump's ex-campaign head
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A US Senate Committee has dropped the subpoena against Paul Manafort, former head of the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, who was to testify on Wednesday as part of the investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CRPF killed 75 militants, nabbed over 250 in J&K this year
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has killed 75 militants, including top commanders of the Lashkar, Hizb and Jaish outfits, and apprehended 252 others in Jammu and Kashmir this year, a top official said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Depp swims in a three-piece suit for film
Vancouver, July 26 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp had an awkward encounter when he had to get into a lake here wearing a three-piece suit while shooting for his film "Richard Says Goodbye".
2017-07-26
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
ISL: Mumbai City retain defender Goian
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Mumbai City FC have retained central defender Lucian Goian for the next two seasons of the Indian Super League, the club announced on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
21 Australian students complete 'corporate internships' in Mumbai
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A batch of 21 undergraduates from an Australian university participated in a unique 21-day corporate internship programme with top companies based in Mumbai, an official said here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Education
Degenerative brain disease affects most football players
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A progressive, degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 99 per cent of former National Football League (NFL) players whose brains were donated for research after their deaths, a study said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Sports,Health/Medicine
Anurag Thakur warned for filming LS proceedings
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday warned BJP MP Anurag Thakur for filming the Lok Sabha's proceedings on his phone.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Like to spread positivity through my films: Aadi
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor-composer-director Aadi, who struck gold with his latest Tamil directorial debut "Meesaya Murukku", says he would like to spread positivity and instill confidence in the younger generation through his future projects.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ahmed Patel files papers for Rajya Sabha poll, confident of victory
Gandhinagar, July 26 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Wednesday here filed his nomination for the August 8 Rajya Sabha elections, with the party exuding confidence of his victory.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Prabhudheva's 'Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja' not shelved
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva's comeback Tamil directorial "Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja" has been stalled for a while and not shelved, a source from the production team has clarified.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'Modern Family' young stars get pay hike for season 9, 10
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) "Modern Family" young stars Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez have been locked in for two more seasons with new contracts that include salary increase.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
West instigating Sino-Indian military clash: Chinese daily
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) Saying neither China nor India want a war, a Chinese daily has alleged that the West was instigating a military clash between the two Asian neighbours.
2017-07-26
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Woman forced to carry child on lap to sue United Airlines
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) A Hawaii woman who was forced to hold her child on lap during her flight has decided to sue United Airlines, the media reported on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Junk food linked to father's education, income?
Aligarh, July 26 (IANS) The next time you see children gorging on junk food, don't blame the mothers. Instead, blame the father's education and high income.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Large, distant comets more common than previously thought
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Large comets that take more than 200 years to make one revolution around the Sun are more common in the universe than previously thought, a new study conducted by the US space agency NASA has said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
India off to steady start in first Test
Galle, July 26 (IANS) India rode on a half-century from opener Shikhar Dhawan to post 115/1 at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Pattinson 'kind of' engaged to FKA Twigs
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says he is "kind of" engaged to his singer FKA Twigs, after remaining tight-lipped on their engagement rumours since last two years ago.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Wonder Woman 2' to release in 2019
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actress Gal Gadot will return in her Wonder Woman avatar in "Wonder Woman 2", which is slated to release on December 13, 2019.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sea lion found inside box on Mexican street
Mexico City, July 26 (IANS) A young sea lion was found inside a cardboard box on a street in the Mexican city Morelia.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Mexico,Environment/Wildlife
Kim Kardashian facing lawsuit over beauty line
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is being sued by Danish make-up artiste Kirsten Kjaer Weis over her KKW Beauty line.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Huawei leader as Xiaomi pips Apple in China
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) Domestic smartphone shipments have fallen by three per cent to 11 million in the second quarter of this year after six consecutive quarters of growth, with Huawei leading the market, shipping over 23 million smartphones, new research said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
US Senate rejects proposal to repeal Obamacare
Washington, July 26 (IANS) US Senate Republicans have voted in favour of a floor debate on their efforts to re-write healthcare policy, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Health/Medicine
Kylie Jenner sued for copying 'lip bite' art
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner has been sued for copying neon 'lip bite' art for promotion of her new "Life of Kylie" reality show.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kolkata's hand-pulled rickshaws to get Durga Puja branding
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Celebrated in Bimal Roy's "Do Bigha Zamin", the once ubiquitous hand-pulled rickshaws of Kolkata have found a special place in Durga Puja branding this year.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Mamata hails martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday paid tributes to the martyrs to mark the Kargil Vijay Diwas.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Google announces winners of SMB Heroes 2017 initiative
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) As a part of its Digital Unlocked campaign that is aimed to digitally empower small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the country, Google India on Wednesday announced the winners of SMB Heroes 2017.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Equity markets extend gains, Nifty trades above 10k
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Indian equity markets traded at a fresh high during the mid-afternoon session on Wednesday on expectations of healthy quarterly results, coupled with broadly positive cues and intense buying activity witnessed in metal, automobile and capital goods stocks.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP using PMO to destabilise Tripura: CPI-M chief whip
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) With the Centre promising negotiations with leaders of the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) -- organisers of the recent 10-day-long economic blockade demanding a separate state for the tribals of Tripura -- CPI(M) senior leader Jitendra Choudhury has accused the BJP of using "unethical and undemocratic" means to destabilise the state.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 Indian films to premiere at Toronto festival
Toronto, July 26 (IANS) Three Indian films, including Anurag Kashyap's "Mukkabaaz" (The Brawler) and Hansal Mehta's "Omerta", will represent the country at the 42nd edition of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival where works from the US, Britain, France, Germany and Spain will also be shown from September 7-17.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tom Hardy to star in Bosnian war movie
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy will produce and star in the Bosnian War movie "My War Gone By, I Miss It So".
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India hastens hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) In a bid to utilise the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty to the full, India is planning speedy construction of eight hydroelectric projects in Jammu and Kashmir. They will have a total installed capacity of 6,352 MW at a projected cost of Rs 56,700 crore (about $9 billion).
2017-07-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Twitter is winding down SnappyTV
San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) Twitter is reportedly mulling over closing down SnappyTV that it acquired in 2014 for quickly clipping, editing and sharing live video clips on its platform.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
India off to steady start in first Test
Galle, July 26 (IANS) India rode on a half-century from opener Shikhar Dhawan to post 115/1 at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Everybody should go blonde once: Celebrity hairstylist Asha Hariharan
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) It wasn't long ago when actress Sonakshi Sinha got trolled for sporting blonde hair with a white sari and a colourful pallu at an awards ceremony in the US. But people must try the golden look once in their lifetime, suggests popular hairstylist Asha Hariharan.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Police question actor Dileep's wife
Kochi, July 26 (IANS) A police team probing the abduction of a popular actress in Kerala in which superstar Dileep has been arrested said on Wednesday they have questioned his actress wife Kavya Madhavan and her mother.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
General issues: What World War I can still teach us (Book Review)
Title: Too Important for the Generals - How Britain Nearly Lost the First World War; Author: Allan Mallinson; Publisher: Bantam Press/Penguin Random House; Pages: 400; Price: Rs 599
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security,IANS Life
Allu Arjun to undergo physical makeover for 'Naa Peru Surya' (Lead, correcting headline)
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor Allu Arjun will undergo a special physical makeover during the course of month-long training in the US for his upcoming Telugu actioner "Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India", in which he will play a military officer.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
France wildfires force mass evacuation
Paris, July 26 (IANS) Wildfires in southern France have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Scientists to chase solar eclipse using NASA's research jets
New York, July 26 (IANS) For the upcoming total solar eclipse, a team of NASA-funded scientists are planning to observe the solar corona using stabilised telescopes aboard two of the space agencys research aircraft.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
'Asia is poised for climate leadership'
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) After the US withdrawal from the Paris deal, Asia is poised for climate leadership even in the absence of a common pattern of responses on climate politics from different Asian countries, a leading environment expert has said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
(After 11.30) Using tech to bring students closer to nature
Cartagena (Colombia), July 26 (IANS) Children in India, as in the United States, are learning about the wild along with their school curriculum thanks to a North Carolina-based biologist who is using technology to bring them closer to nature.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife,Education
Five killed as dumper hit car in Delhi
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Five persons, including a 14-year-old girl, were killed and four others injured when a Delhi Municipal Corporation dumper rammed into a car here early on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Promoting Urdu through visual arts
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) There was a time when Urdu couplets written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz or Ghalib were read from books or heard at 'mushairas' (poetry recitations). But now a Delhi-based artist is giving a pop-culture twist to Urdu literature by taking it to t-shirts, coffee mugs and posters.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features,IANS Life
Anupam Kher wishes President Kovind
M00umbai, July 26 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has wished Ram Nath Kovind on his assumption of office as India's 14th President to lead the country forward.
2017-07-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Dont taint defence forces through isolated incidents (Comment: Special to IANS)
There has been much mud-slinging after news of a senior army officer's wife humiliating a junior officer's wife in public appeared in a national daily. Like it's the trend these days, this piece of "news" has been dissected to the minutest detail on social media platforms by just about anyone.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Defence/Security
Google adds SOS Alerts to search results, maps
San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) To help its users gather information about unfolding natural, man-made or humanitarian disasters, Google has added SOS Alerts to its search results and maps tools.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Allu Arjun to undergo physical makeover for 'Naa Peru Suryaa'
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor Allu Arjun will undergo a special physical makeover during the course of month-long training in the US for his upcoming Telugu actioner "Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India", in which he will play a military officer.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Jaitley, defence chiefs pay tributes to martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force on Wednesday paid tributes to martyrs to mark the Kargil Vijay Diwas.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
'Very rare' Trump sketch of NY skyline goes on auction
Washington, July 26 (IANS) For fans of Donald Trump, a rare chance to collect a genuine piece of artwork by the US President has finally arrived.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Seoul says no deadline in dialogue overtures to Pyongyang
Seoul, July 26 (IANS) South Korea's Unification Ministry on Wednesday said there has been no deadline set for its earlier dialogue overtures to North Korea.
2017-07-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Facebook developing Amazon-like smart speaker
San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) Taking after Amazon's Echo Show, Facebook is reportedly developing a smart speaker that will feature a 15-inch touch-screen and will be launched in Q1 of 2018.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Frank Sinatra's widow, Barbara dead at 90
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Barbara Sinatra, the widow of iconic crooner Frank Sinatra, is dead. She was 90.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple to build 3 'big' manufacturing units in US: Trump
San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised to build three new manufacturing plants in the US, President Donald Trump has said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
India elect to bat against Sri Lanka in opening Test
Galle, July 26 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the first of the three-match Test series here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Light showers likely in Delhi
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) It was a cloudy Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mumbai building collapse toll reaches 17
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) The overnight death toll in the building crash here shot up to 17 even as rescue operations continued on Wednesday morning, an official said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Markets open on a positive note on Wednesday
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Kaspersky Lab releases free antivirus software
Moscow, July 26 (IANS) Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has launched its free version of antivirus software 'Kaspersky Free' to "secure the whole world", a media report said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
473 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
Jammu, July 26 (IANS) The smallest batch of 473 pilgrims left here on Wednesday for the Amarnath cave, an official said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Will strike 'heart of US' if Kim regime threatened: Pyongyang
Pyongyang, July 26 (IANS) North Korea has threatened a nuclear strike on "the heart of the US" if it attempts to remove Kim Jong-un as Supreme Leader, Pyongyang's state-run news agency reported.
2017-07-26
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Top Vatican Cardinal appears in Australian court
Canberra, July 26 (IANS) Australian Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's financial chief, appeared in person for a brief hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Michael Kors set to buy Jimmy Choo
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Designer Michael Kors is reportedly buying the brand Jimmy Choo for around 900 million pounds.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Separatist leader Shabir Shah arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Shabir Shah is being flown to Delhi on Wednesday following his arrest by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials here on Tuesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Trump won't let Assad get away with 'horrible' actions
Washington, July 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he won't let Syrian President Bashar al-Assad get away with the "horrible" actions he has done, the media reported.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bangalore's Santosh jumps to pole position in Force Gurkha rally
Quepem (Goa), July 26 (IANS) Riding on good shows between stages six to nine, Bangalore's Siddartha Santosh (co-driver Prithviraj AC) of Team BODA (Bangalore Offroad Drivers Association) catapulted from third place on day one to pole position with a total score of 650 out of 900 on Day 2 of the off-road Force Gurkha RFC India motorsport event here.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Motorsports
US lawmakers pass bill for tougher sanctions on Russia, Iran, N. Korea
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that will slap tougher sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, media reports said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Tom Hanks gets into character for Spielberg's next
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actor Tom Hanks was spotted as late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee on the set of Steven Spielberg's new movie "The Papers".
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US Senate approves start of debate to repeal ObamaCare
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The US Senate voted to begin debate on how to repeal and, eventually, replace the healthcare reform implemented by former President Barack Obama, although it is still not known what the final form of the bill might be.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Arab League warns against migration crisis
Cairo, July 26 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) warned against "the increasing waves of migration to the Arab region", an official said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump 'disappointed' in Sessions, says healthcare vote 'big step'
Washington, July 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said he was "disappointed" with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his recusal in FBI inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election and called the healthcare procedural vote a 'big step'.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Depp slams allegations of psychological issues
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp, who is currently embroiled in a legal battle with his former management team, has slammed allegations that he has "compulsive spending disorder" and "psychological issues".
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Turks view US as number one threat: Poll
Ankara, July 26 (IANS) Turkish people perceive the US as the number one country that poses threat to Turkey, while regarding Azerbaijan as Turkey's closest friend, according to local research.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Westlife singer may join Boyzone for their anniversary celebrations
London, July 26 (IANS) Pop band Boyzone might be joined by former Westlife singer Brian McFadden for their anniversary celebrations.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US Navy vessel fires warning shots at Iranian boat
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A US Navy vessel fired warning shots at an Iranian patrol boat in the waters of the northern Persian Gulf, US Defence Department officials said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Shanghai on red alert for heat wave
Shanghai, July 26 (IANS) Shanghai recorded another scorching day with the temperature hitting 40.5 degrees Celsius, weather officials said. A red alert for high temperature was issued.
2017-07-26
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Culkin seen for first time since 'Home Alone' dad's death
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin has been spotted here for the first time since the tragic death of his on screen father John Heard.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump says he's 'disappointed' in Sessions
Washington, July 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said he was "disappointed" with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but declined to say he would fire him, the media reported.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy, US Elections
Kolkata Metro services disrupted following fire
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Thousands of commuters returning home had a harrowing time as Metro services were disrupted between Central and Rabindra Sadan stations here late on Tuesday evening following a fire at an electrical sub-station.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Rahul Bose launches initiative against child sexual abuse
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Rahul Bose along with actress Vidya Balan came together to support the eradication of child sexual abuse (CSA) as Rahul launched "HEAL: NGO against child sexual abuse".
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Luc Besson forced producers to get Rihanna in latest film
London, July 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Luc Besson had to persuade his producers to get singer Rihanna in his latest film "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets".
2017-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Disha Patani looks radiant in Manav Gangwani's couture at ICW 2017
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Young and vivacious Disha Patani added glamour to the Manav Gangwani's show at the India Couture Week (ICW) 2017 when she walked for the designer as a showstopper in black trousseau with 'maang tikka' adding drama to her looks.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
EU, Egypt to collaborate on development, diplomacy
Brussels, July 26 (IANS) The European Union and Egypt agreed to collaborate on priority actions for the next three years in areas such as economic and social development, international action and the stabilization of the country and fight against terrorism.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi government to set up Hindi Literature Discussion Clubs
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday directed government officials to set up Hindi Literature Clubs/Sabhas for the promotion of Hindi literature, a Delhi government official said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Politics
Timely treatment might have helped Charlie Gard, claims doctor from Pope's hospital
Rome, July 26 (IANS/AKI) Terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard might have benefited from timely experimental therapy to treat his rare genetic disease, a top doctor from Pope Francis' paediatric hospital here said on Tuesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Italy,Religion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
26 parliamentary secretaries, 9 advisors inducted in Nagaland
Kohima, July 26 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R.Zeliang on Tuesday inducted 26 parliamentary secretaries and nine advisors.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Russia sends forces to bolster ceasefire in Syrian safe zones
Moscow, July 25 (IANS) Russia has sent its military police to monitor the cessation of hostilities in "de-escalation" or safe zones in Syria, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
2017-07-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Trump asks why nobody is investigating Clinton's Russia links
Washington, July 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump took to social media to ask why congressional committees and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are not investigating the links between the Russian government and "dishonest" Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival in the 2016 presidential election.
2017-07-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy, US Elections
Louis Tomlinson's 'coincidental' relationship with girlfriend
London, July 25 (IANS) One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, who has rekindled his romance with girlfriend Eleanor Calder, says his relationship with her is coincidental.
2017-07-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Human trafficking tragedy claims 10 lives in US
Washinton, July 25 (IANS) One more person has died after more than 30 persons were found in a tractor-trailer parked outside a Walmart in San Antonio in the US state of Texas, making the death toll to 10, officials said.
2017-07-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arjun Rampal 'rocks on' bandhgala with Bal's cock motif
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal transported fashionistas back to his supermodelling days when he hit the ramp in a black bandhgala and pants with designer Rohit Bal's newly introduced cock motif on the opening day of the India Couture Week (ICW) here.
2017-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Elton John feels Prince Harry inherited 'incredible' gift from Diana
London, July 25 (IANS) Singer Elton John says Prince Harry inherited late Princess Diana's "incredible" gift of making people feel everything was going to be alright.
2017-07-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran calls for close cooperation with Afghanistan on terrorism
Tehran, July 25 (IANS) Iran said security is interlinked in Iran and Afghanistan, and both countries should enhance cooperation to deal with the issue of terrorism in the region,
2017-07-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UN chief, Iran condemn Kabul terror attack
United Nations/Tehran, July 25 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned a deadly terrorist bomb attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
2017-07-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
India should target inflation rate of 4-5%: US expert
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Indian policymakers would do well to target keeping annual retail inflation in the country in the range of 4-5 per cent without aiming to lower this rate significantly, according to an American expert.
2017-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Furore after holiday home owner rejects gay couple in southern Italy
Tropea (Italy), July 25 (IANS/AKI) A homosexual male couple was not allowed to stay at a holiday flat in Italy's southern Calabria region due to a 'no gays or animals admission policy', sparking a social media furore and calls for stricter anti-discrimination rules in the sector, reports said Monday.
2017-07-25
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Turkish media employees in terrorism trial
Istanbul, July 25 (IANS/AKI) Seventeen staff reporters and directors of the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet were among 19 people who went on trial in Turkey on Monday charged with aiding "armed groups".
2017-07-25
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Jute products made by correctional home inmates showcased in Kolkata
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) In a unique initiative, 15 inmates from the state-based Dumdum correctional home, on Monday showcased a wide array of jute products crafted by them after getting trained by professionals inside the prison.
2017-07-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
World Congress of Optometry to focus on preventable blindness
Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) The second World Congress of Optometry, scheduled to be held here in September, will deliberate preventable blindness, refractive error and vision care as an integral component of public health, its organisers said.
2017-07-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Libyan Coast Guard save 150 migrants
Tripoli, July 24 (IANS/AKI) Libyan Coast Guard said on Monday they had rescued 150 migrants off Sabratha, west of Tripoli, Libyan media reports said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
First batch of 300 UP pilgrims leaves for Haj
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The first batch of 300 Haj pilgrims let for Saudi Arabia from the Chowdhary Charan Singh international airport here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Pope Francis praying for terminally ill British baby and his parents
Vatican City, July 24 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis is praying for 11-month-old Charlie Gard and his parents after they said they have ended their legal battle over treatment for the critically sick British baby, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bengal BJP leader questioned by CID
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal BJP leader Shamik Bhattacharya, who was summoned by the state CID in connection with a fraud case under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, appeared before the investigators at CID headquarters here on Monday, a CID source said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Actor Navdeep grilled for 11 hours in drug case
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Hyderabad drug racket grilled Telugu actor P. Navdeep for over 11 hours on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Ocean level rising faster than the global estimate
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Global warming is leading to an accelerated rise of the sea level in the north Indian Ocean as compared to the global estimate, Parliament was informed on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Online portal launched to register sexual harassment complaints
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) An online complaint management system to register cases of sexual harassment of women at workplace -- SHe-Box -- was launched here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
MP spent Rs 800 crore in three years on advertisements
Bhopal, July 24 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has spent Rs 800 crore on advertisements in the last three years, a Congress MLA said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
President, PM condole death of space scientist U.R. Rao
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Where are the missing Indians in Mosul? Iraqi Minister flip-flops (Third Lead)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In a flip-flop, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said here on Monday that the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul since 2014 are considered alive, after having said earlier in the day his government was not 100 per cent sure about this.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Police recruitment exam in UP cancelled after paper leak
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday cancelled the online exam of the police and PAC for recruitment of sub-inspectors to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday after complaints of paper being leaked, said an official.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tata Communication net profit down 22% in Q1
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Tata Communications on Monday reported a 22.27 percent fall in its consolidated net profit at Rs 32.94 crore in the quarter ended June 30, as compared to Rs 42.38 crore in the year-ago period.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Delhi officials asked not to share views without minister's approval
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) As a Delhi government order asking officials not to communicate "views of the department without minister-in-charge's approval" appeared in social media on Monday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that it was leaked from the Lt Governor's office.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pranab Da never judged my government's decisions: Modi
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A day before President Pranab Mukherjee demits office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lavished praise on him, saying he never judged his government's decisions or compared them with those made by previous governments.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Navy will use Vasco airport more in future: Parrikar
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the Indian Navy will make more use of Goa's only airport for military purposes in the coming years.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
AAI to develop civil aviation sector in Uttarakhand
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday said that it has signed an MoU with the Uttarakhand government to develop the civil aviation sector in the hill state.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Congress files complaint against BJP MP for filming Lok Sabha proceedings
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Congress on Monday filed a complaint against BJP MP Anurag Thakur for what the opposition party said was filming Lok Sabha proceedings.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIADMK bribery case: HC seeks Tihar report on middleman's torture claim
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from city government and Tihar Jail authorities on a plea filed by Sukesh Chandrashekar, an accused in the Election Commission bribery case, alleging custodial torture in the jail.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kovind to be sworn-in as President on Tuesday
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind will take oath as India's 14th President on Tuesday at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi, Sonia condemn Kabul terror attack
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condemned the terror attack in the Afghan capital on Monday that left at least 36 dead and said India stood with Afghans in their fight against terrorism.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Goans to be barred from casinos, cap on industry soon: Parrikar
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Questioned repeatedly over the BJP-led Goa government's alleged proximity to the casino lobby in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said a new policy will soon cap the number of casinos in a particular area. He also said that Goans will be barred from visiting the gaming areas.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Venkaiah Naidu terms Congress allegations as false, motivated
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) NDA's Vice-Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected allegations against him by Congress as "entirely false and motivated" and said it was clear evidence of the opposition party's "sense of hopelessness" and "political bankruptcy".
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Passengers safe, after Ethiopian Airlines' flight makes emergency landing
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) All passengers travelling aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to New Delhi were safe after the aircraft made an emergency landing at IGI Airport here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vodafone-Idea merger gets CCI approval
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has given approval for the Vodafone-Idea merger.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two held for robbing Italian cashpoints in Donald Trump masks
Turin (Italy), July 24 (IANS/AKI) Police in north Italy on Monday arrested two Sinti Gypsy brothers accused of robbing bank cashpoints at night while wearing US President Donald Trump masks.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA chargesheets nine for Bihar rail track blast plot
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The NIA on Monday filed a chargesheet against nine accused for their involvement in a conspiracy to carry out terrorist act by planting explosives on the railway tracks near Ghorasahan station in Bihar's Motihari district in September 2016.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yatra acquires Air Travel Bureau
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Leading online travel company Yatra Online on Monday said it has acquired corporate travel services provider Air Travel Bureau.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
More arrests likely in Hyderabad drug racket
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Hyderabad drug racket has so far arrested 19 accused and not ruled out more arrests.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NSDC to raise Rs 50 cr in Nirvana Fund
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is aiming to raise Rs 50 crore in the next six months in the newly created Nirvana Fund to cater to entrepreneurs from the bottom rungs of society, a top official said here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Temperature in India rose half a degree in past decade
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The average temperature rose over half a degree in India over the last 10 years between 2007 and 2016, the Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Zonal Cultural Centres to promote traditional, folk art
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In an attempt to protect, preserve and promote various forms of traditional art and folk art, the government has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCC) across the country, said the Ministry of Culture on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Punjab CM's mother passes away
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Rajmata Mohinder Kaur, the mother of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, passed away in Patiala city on Monday evening.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
National Highway along Odisha coast after 90% land availability
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The construction of National Highways along the coastline of Odisha will start after availability of 90 per cent of the land, while the land acquisition process will start after the approval of the Detailed Project Report (DPR), parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maid's son, minor held for murder of senior citizen
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A youth and his juvenile accomplice have been held for killing a 61-year-old man here, police said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 islands chosen for holistic development
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government has chosen ten islands in Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar for their holistic development in the first phase of work being done by newly constituted Island Development Agency (IDA), it was announced on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Property dealer detained for hit-and-run killing
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A property dealer has been detained and is being questioned in connection with the mowing down of a man by a speeding car in central Delhi, police said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bernardeschi completes medicals ahead of Juventus move
Turin, July 24 (IANS) Fiorentina's versatile footballer Federico Bernardeschi on Monday underwent medical tests here ahead of his proposed move to Juventus.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Spanish football chief set to be suspended following arrest
Madrid, July 24 (IANS) Angel Maria Villar is likely to be suspended from his post as President of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Tuesday as the Spanish Administrative Sports Tribunal (TAD) meets to decide his future.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Italian minor arrested for horrific Naples mafia murders
Afragola (Italy), July 24 (IANS/AKI) A minor was arrested near Naples on Monday on suspicion of cutting the throats and cutting up of two local mafia bosses in February, after their badly decomposed body parts were found wrapped in plastic bags in a ditch.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US regulatory nod for Strides' anti-allergy drug
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Pharma company Strides Shasun Ltd on Monday said that the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved marketing of its anti-allergy drug in the US.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
HDFC Bank's quarterly net profit up 20%
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Monday reported an exponential rise of 20.22 per cent in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
$23 bn investment planned in KG Basin oil, gas fields
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Oil and gas fields in the Krishna Godavari (KG) Basin in India's eastern offshore would attract investment of about $23 billion for these hydrocarbons' exploitation, Parliament was informed on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
18 ferry terminals to be built along Ganga
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) plans to construct 18 ferry terminals in six cities along the River Ganga under the Jal Marg Vikas Project, Parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Didn't instruct Jethmalani to use objectionable words against Jaitley: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Senior counsel Ram Jethmalani was "not instructed" by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to use objectionable words against Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the cross-examination in the defamation case, Delhi High Court was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Government working on clean fuel-based public transport: Gadkari
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government is working on reducing the number of cars on the roads by boosting the public transport system in the cities as well as between key cities, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Around Rs 7 lakh cr to be spent on building roads by 2021-22
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) It would cost around Rs seven lakh crore for development of national highways and other roads under various government schemes and proposed Phase-I of Bharatmala programme upto 2021-22, Parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
246 km of Himachal roads declared National Highways
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) As many as 246 kilometres of state roads in Himachal Pradesh have been declared new National Highways since 2013-14, Parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No pre-lunch sitting for SC on Tuesday due to new President's swearing-in
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court will not be sitting in its pre-lunch session on Tuesday as all its 27 judges of the top will be attending the swearing-in of President-elect Ram Nath Kovind at the Central Hall of Parliament
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Inadequate flow, untreated sewer behind Yamuna pollution: Minister
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Inadequate flow, discharge of untreated effluent and over-extraction of ground water are the major reasons for high level of pollution in the Yamuna river, the Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Difficult to lure quality players to Inter, says coach
Nanjing (China), July 24 (IANS) Inter Milan head coach Luciano Spalletti said on Monday that it is hard for the Italian football club to get quality players from this summer's transfer market as they are not willing to join a team which will not play the European Champions League in the upcoming season.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Trump son-in-law denies colluding with Russia
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Jared Kushner, the senior adviser and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, has, in a statement sent to the Senate and House Intelligence Committees and published by local media, denied having colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Politics, US Elections
Yeray returns to training despite ongoing cancer treatment
Madrid, July 24 (IANS) Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray Alvarez gave his club and team-mates a massive morale boost on Monday when he returned to the club's Lezama training ground just over a month after beginning cancer treatment.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Young man stabbed over parking on road
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A young man was stabbed by unidentified assailants in south Delhi after he asked them to remove their two-wheelers from the road, police said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Inter beat Lyon 1-0 in ICC tournament
Nanjing (China), July 24 (IANS) Stevan Jovetic scored a second-half goal to help Inter Milan beat Lyon 1-0 in an International Champions Cup football match here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Congress releases letter on transparency in party funding
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Following Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's stand that no political party had come forward with suggestions to make party funding cleaner, the Congress on Monday released a May 30 letter that advocated complete transparency on donors and donees.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chelsea forward Pedro had multiple fractures
Singapore, July 24 (IANS) Chelsea chief coach Antonio Conte on Monday said forward Pedro Rodriguez had sustained multiple fractures to his face and his injuries were more serious than was earlier believed.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Football
Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series, passed away here early on Monday, said an ISRO official. He was 85.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
AC truck cabins must by December 31
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The last date for trucks to have air conditioned cabins for drivers, a mandatory norm by the central government, has been extended to December 31, 2017, an official said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Privacy cannot be excuse for evading tax obligations: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In the backdrop of the debate generated by the appeals on Aadhaar being currently heard by the Supreme Court on whether privacy is a fundamental right, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said privacy cannot be touted as an excuse not to comply with one's legal obligation on tax matters.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC questions licences to restaurants in Hauz Khas Village
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) how licences could be issued for restaurants in Hauz Khas Village in violation of building by-laws and the master plan.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
People's organisations stage protest against RCEP trade pact
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Various people's organisations from across India on Monday staged a protest against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement even as the 19th round of negotiations on it were being held here.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
26 die in Lahore vegetable market blast
Lahore, July 24 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed and 58 others injured on Monday in a powerful explosion, claimed by Pakistan Taliban, near an IT Park in Pakistan's Lahore city, officials said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India condemns Kabul terror attack
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India strongly condemned the terror attack in the Afghan capital on Monday that claimed the lives of at least 36 people.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
OIC denounces Israel's closure of Al Aqsa Mosque
Riyadh, July 24 (IANS) The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has denounced on Monday Israel's closure of East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque and installation of metal detectors at the site.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy
Pranab Da never judged my government's decisions: Modi
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A day before President Pranab Mukherjee demits office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lavished praise on him and said he never judged his government's decisions or compared them with those made by previous governments.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indians better at imitation than innovation: Ansari
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Indians are better at imitation than innovation, Vice President Hamid Ansari observed on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Threat to auction India's first individual Olympic Bronze Medal
Satara (Maharashtra), July 24 (IANS) In an embarrassment for the Maharashtra government, the family of the late wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, who bagged India's first individual Olympic Bronze Medal in 1952, on Monday threatened to auction it off to finance a wrestling academy the state had long promised to fund.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports,Politics
SC asks PGIMER Chandigarh to examine 10-year-old pregnant rape victim
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked Chandigarh's Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to examine a 10-year-old rape victim who is 26 weeks pregnant and ascertain the extent of risk to her life if the court was to allow an abortion.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Human antibodies produced in lab to treat diseases
London, July 24 (IANS) Scientists have developed a method to artificially produce specific human antibodies which can be used to treat a wide range of diseases and facilitate the development of new vaccines.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Ethiopian Airlines to resume services to Bahrain
Rabat, July 24 (IANS/MAP) Ethiopian Airlines said on Monday it will resume its services to Manama from August after a six-year absence from Bahrain.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
77 polluting units in Kanpur region issued closure notice: Minister
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A total of 77 Gross Polluting Industries (GPIs) were issued closure directions between January and May this year in Kanpur region for violating environmental norms, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Plantation drive across 1,513 kms of National Highways
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tree plantation will be undertaken along 1,513 km of National Highways under the Green Highways Scheme by the National Highway Authority of India, parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
BRICS Trade Union Forum kicks off in Beijing
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) The sixth BRICS Trade Union Forum opened in Beijing on Monday to discuss the trade union role in sustainable development.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rs 1 lakh cr of contracts given for national highways upgrades
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government has awarded contracts worth over Rs 1.09 lakh crore for two- and four-laning of national highways in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Jharkhand since 2014-15, Parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tally EVM votes with VVPAT in Bawana by-poll, AAP urges EC
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The AAP on Monday urged the Election Commission to tally votes cast through EVMs with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the Bawana assembly by-election in Delhi whenever it is held.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indians missing in Iraq: Families swing from hope to hopelessness
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Families of 39 Indians, mostly from Punjab, who went missing in Iraq's Mosul town three years ago are still keeping their fingers crossed even after Iraqi Foreign Minister on Monday said that he was not sure if the missing Indians were alive or not.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Netanyahu vows to bring embassy guard home from Jordan
Jerusalem, July 24 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that an Israeli security guard who shot dead two Jordanians after being stabbed outside Israel's Embassy in Jordan will be brought back to the country.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Rs 62.99 crore spent since 2012 on plastics use in highways construction
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government has spent only Rs 62.99 crore since 2012 out of the allocated Rs 159.6 crore on research, development, training and quality assurance through use of waste plastics and jute in the construction of highways, Parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Police seek expert opinion in Sunanda Pushkar's death
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Yet to make a breakthrough in the case of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Delhi Police has asked a high-level medical board to give clarifications on different findings and opinions given by forensic labs and the autopsy reports of AIIMS and the FBI to ascertain the cause of her mysterious death.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
This is right time to invest in women's cricket: Jhulan
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) A day after India women's cricket team agonisingly lost to hosts England in the World Cup final at Lord's, veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami said the time is right to take the game forward, observing the "real journey" for the eves starts now.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic
Rabat, July 24 (IANS) A Moroccan peacekeeper was killed and three others were injured in an ambush in Bangassou city of the Central African Republic, local media reported on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
World Congress of Optometry to focus on preventable blindness
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) The second World Congress of Optometry, scheduled to be held here next month, will deliberate preventable blindness, refractive error and vision care as an integral component of public health, its organisers said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Doklam has always been under China's jurisdiction: Minister
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that there has been no territorial dispute in the Doklam area.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
20 world class research institutions to come up soon: Javdekar
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javdekar on Monday told Parliament that guidelines and proposal for the 20 world class research and teaching institutions were ready and will soon get the go-aheadd.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Sushma assures help to ailing Indian in France
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, known for using Twitter extensively to aid distressed Indians abroad, on Monday assured help to an Indian national hospitalised in France with blood infection.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Your real-life 'attachment style' also applies to Facebook
New York, July 24 (IANS) Your attachment style -- how avoidant or anxious you are in a close relationship in real life -- also applies on social media platforms like Facebook, researchers reveal.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Soul of India resides in pluralism, need to eschew violence: President
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday that soul of India resides in pluralism and tolerance and the country must free its public discourse from all forms of violence, physical as well as verbal.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FIFA says all doping tests at Confed Cup turned negative
Moscow, July 24 (IANS) All doping tests collected at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, held in Russia this summer, tested negative, the world football's governing body announced on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Mamata stresses on digitising Bengali film archive
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stressed on digitisation of film-related content for preservation of the legacy of Bengali cinema.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
In two years solar energy for residential sector would be cheaper than electricity grid: Solar players
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In the next two years, solar power will be cheaper than the electricity grid in the residential sector, says solar energy provider SunSource Energy which on Monday successfully implemented the first two phases of a 100 MW solar project in South East Asia.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Jaitley introduces Banking Regulation Bill
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced in the Lok Sabha a bill which allows the Centre to authorise the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to direct banks to initiate recovery proceedings against loan defaulters.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
China hints Doval may meet its top diplomat amid border row (Roundup)
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China on Monday hinted that its top diplomat Yang Jiechi and Indian NSA Ajit Doval may hold a bilateral meeting this week on the sidelines of the BRICS NSA Summit even as it warned New Delhi to shed "illusory thinking" and immediately withdraw troops that Beijing says have crossed into Chinese territory.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Digital transactions in all co-operative banks by March 2018: NPCI
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Monday said all co-operative banks in the country would be part of digital transactions by March 2018.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Harikrishna finishes second in Rapid chess Championship
Biel (Switzerland), July 24 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna got off to a flying start in the Biel International Chess Festival campaign after finishing runner-up in the Rapid Chess Championship here.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Seven held for terror funding, Hurriyat calls for Kashmir shutdown (Roundup)
Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven key Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Sunny Deol adds credibility to 'Poster Boys': Shreyas
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actor- filmmaker Shreyas Talpade says he wanted the "Ghayal" star Sunny Deol to play a role in "Poster Boys" to add credibility to the film, which has a "little sensitive subject".
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vodafone-Idea merger gets CCI approval
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has given approval for the Vodafone-Idea merger.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SC blocks BCCI ex-chief Srinivasan, Shah from BCCI SGM
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday blocked former BCCI President N. Srinivasan and former Secretary Niranjan Shah from attending the Special General Body Meeting (SGM) of the board, scheduled for July 26, as it directed that only office-bearers of the state associations will be participating in the meeting.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Mamata stresses need to digitise Bengali film archives
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stressed the need to digitise film-related content for preservation of the legacy of Bengali cinema.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
36 die as car-bomb hits government bus in Kabul
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) At least 36 persons were killed and 42 others wounded when a car packed with explosives struck a minibus carrying government employees in western Kabul in Afghanistan on Monday, officials and witnesses said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Flyover open to public in Gurugram
Gurugram, July 24 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday inaugurated an eight-lane flyover on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway, fulfilling a long-standing demand.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maharashtra tops in skill development: NSDC data
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Maharashtra has emerged as the topper in imparting Skill Training to over a million youths in the National Skill Development Corporation's (NSDC) Skill India Mission, an official said here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan summons Indian envoy over border firing
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) Pakistan summoned on Monday the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a formal protest over ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the killing of a 12-year-old boy.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
No more language barriers in cinema: Kajol
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is making her comeback into southern cinema after two decades with Tamil film "VIP 2", says cinema has changed and there are no more language barriers.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Rain, high tide batter Kolkata, Bengal, Mamata blames Jharkhand
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Heavy downpour and high tide battered the eastern metropolis and some districts, inundating large swathes of land on Monday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused Jharkhand of releasing water without information but claimed there was no flood-like situation in her rain-hit state.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Majority demand privacy law: Survey
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The majority of citizens in a survey participated in by over 10,000 people showed concern about the privacy of their data and said that a law was needed to regulate it.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
This Franciscan missionary's been planting trees in Kenya for 30 years
Cartagena (Colombia), July 24 (IANS) He's known as the Father of Trees. He's a Franciscan missionary and believes in practising what he preaches.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Spain,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress legislator, who came to actress' aid, claims vehicle tampered
Kochi, July 24 (IANS) Congress' Kerala legislator P.T. Thomas, who had been the first to rush to the aid of the abducted Malayalam film actress, on Monday complained to police that his vehicle was tampered with to cause him harm and sought a probe into it.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not sure if 39 missing Indians are alive: Iraq
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Monday said here that he was not sure whether the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul since 2014 are alive.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Coach Ancelotti says Vidal will stay at Bayern
Singapore, July 24 (IANS) Bayern Munich head coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted on Monday that veteran midfielder Arturo Vidal is to stay at the record German football champions.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Football
Ambuja Cements' Q2 consolidated net profit up 12%
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Ambuja Cements on Monday reported a rise of 11.83 per cent in its consolidated net profit to Rs 718 crore for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017 as compared to Rs 642 crore in the corresponding period of last year.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Monaco left-back Mendy moves to Man City
Manchester, July 24 (IANS) Manchester City have strengthened their squad with the signing of young France left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco, the English football club announced on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ITDC to strengthen AI's leadership in hospitality sector
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Hospitality major India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) on Monday said it has entered into an agreement with national carrier Air India to "upgrade the skills and knowledge base" of the airlines' senior executive and cabin crew in hospitality and service industry.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Captain Marvel' will be set the early 1990s
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed that the upcoming superhero film "Captain Marvel" will be set in the early 1990s.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sisodia flags off 'GST awareness mobile vans'
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In a bid to address the problems of traders regarding the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday flagged off six 'GST awareness mobile vans' from Delhi Secretariat.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Frame charges against nine in CWG graft case: Delhi court
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A court here on Monday ordered that charges be framed against six former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee members and three others in a corruption case related to merchandise and sportswear.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Artificial intelligence can choose recipes after looking at food images
New York, July 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based system that, given a still image of a dish, can recommend ingredients and recipes based on that food photo.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Oracle expands 'Cloud at Customer' with PaaS, SaaS services
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Empowering organisations to move workloads to the Cloud while keeping their data on premises, Oracle on Monday announced the expansion of its Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications available through Oracle 'Cloud at Customer' product.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sunny Leone urges people to save water
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone, the brand ambassador of a mineral water company, says people should try to conserve water.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Galle stadium brings good memories, says Ashwin
Galle, July 24 (IANS) Ahead of playing his 50th Test cricket match here, Indian star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday recalled his 10-wickets haul against Sri Lanka in 2015 at Galle International Stadium here and said the venue brings good memories.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Okinawa sues Tokyo over US base relocation
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Authorities in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa on Monday filed a fresh court case against the central government seeking suspension of ongoing construction work related to the relocation of a US military base in the region.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Tiles industry expected to grow 6-9% in current fiscal
Kolkata, July 24 ( IANS) With the rolling-out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and anticipated boost in the housing sector, the tiles industry is expected to grow by 6-9 per cent in the current fiscal, a top industry player said here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Five injured in Switzerland chainsaw attack
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) At least five people were injured on Monday by an unknown assailant wielding a chainsaw in the northern Swiss town of Schaffhausen, police said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six Congress Lok Sabha members suspended for five sittings, opposition protests (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Six Congress Lok Sabha members were on Monday suspended from the house for five consecutive sittings after they tore up papers and threw them in the air and towards the Speaker's podium to protest her decision disallowing a discussion on atrocities against Dalits and Muslims by cow vigilantes.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hurriyat calls for shutdown over leaders' arrest
Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Calling the Monday arrest of seven of its leaders "revengeful and arbitrary", the Hurriyat leadership has called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suicide bomber kills 25 near Lahore IT park
Lahore, July 24 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and dozens injured on Monday when a suicide bomber exploded himself near an IT Park in Pakistan's Lahore city, officials said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Neuroticism may be linked with long life
London, July 24 (IANS) Individuals with higher levels of neuroticism -- a personality trait associated with negative emotions -- are likely to have longer lifespan and lower risk of mortality, regardless of their health conditions, a study has claimed.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Lot of responsibility with 'VIP-2', says Soundarya Rajinikanth
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Director Soundarya Rajinikanth, who is helming the second installment of the popular film "Velaiilla Pattadhari", says there was a lot of responsibility that came with taking on the project.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Free speech faces 'real danger', says former EPW editor
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India faces a "real danger to freedom of expression", says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, a veteran journalist, who quit as editor of Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) after he was asked by the trust that manages the internationally respected journal to withdraw two articles critical of the government for favouring the Adani business group.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Now singer Suchitra courts controversy over 'azaan' tweet
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Four months after singer Sonu Nigam courted controversy over the 'azaan' issue, actress-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi on Monday found herself in a similar situation as she expressed irritation over the Muslim prayer call.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
India's trade deficit with China is a concern: Sitharaman
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Indian government is concerned about the country's growing trade deficit with China and it is making efforts to realise greater access for Indian goods and services in the Chinese market, Parliament was informed on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bharti Infratel's Q1 net profit drops 12 per cent
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tower infrastructure provider Bharti Infratel's net profit for the first quarter of 2017-18 dropped by 12 per cent, a company statement said here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Tripura assembly polls: BJP to field new faces
Agartala, July 24 (IANS) The BJP will put up 98 per cent new faces and 65 per cent young candidates in next year's assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura, a top party leader has said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Harmanpreet, Deepti in Mithali-led ICC's World Cup team
Dubai, July 24 (IANS) Indian women's team captain Mithali Raj was named skipper of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 team with all-rounders Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma in the side, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Not 100% sure 39 missing Indians are alive: Iraq
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Monday said he was not sure whether the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul, liberated from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation, were alive.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
JioPhone will force incumbents to protect subscribers: Analysts
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Reliance Jio's newly launched JioPhone, aimed at over 50 crore feature phone users, will pose a stiff challenge to incumbents to protect their subscriber market share, analysts say.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Fire breaks out in Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A major fire broke out on Monday in a government building, housing offices including of the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax Department among others, officials said. No injuries were reported.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parliament passes bill consolidating laws on civil maritime matters
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Parliament on Monday passed a bill that seeks to consolidate the existing laws on jurisdiction of courts on civil admiralty matters, or cases of maritime accidents or contracts related to maritime commerce, proceedings on maritime claims, and seizure of ships with the Rajya Sabha assenting to the legislation.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Rs 100 crore ransom sought for abducted UP businessman
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The kidnappers of Uttar Pradesh businessman Sanjeev Gupta have reportedly demanded Rs 100 crore in ransom from his family even as his whereabouts remain sketchy for a second day.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ashok Leyland bags Karnataka order for over 3,000 buses
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Hinduja Group's flagship company Ashok Leyland on Monday said that it has bagged an order for 3,019 buses worth Rs 650 crore.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gogoi airs concern over CAG revelation on army's munition shortage
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday slammed the BJP-led NDA government over the recent CAG revelation about shortage of ammunition with the Indian Army at a time when there is an ongoing stand-off along the India-China border.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sensex, Nifty at record high; RIL, HDFC Bank stocks fuel rally (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Healthy quarterly results, coupled with intense buying activity witnessed in index heavyweights such as HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries (RIL), ITC and Infosys, lifted the key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty -- to record highs on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Parliament gives nod to Footwear Design Institute Bill
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Parliament on Monday passed the Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill that seeks to establish the Footwear Design and Development Institute as an institution of national importance with the Rajya Sabha's nod to the law.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Bollywood showstopper pieces give you a winner: Rina Dhaka
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) If Bollywood divas Malaika Arora and Nimrat Kaur gave Rina Dhaka's couture show a starry presence, actress Huma Qureshi is now set to turn heads at the designer's Indian Couture Week (ICW) presentation here. Rina says she enjoys working with actors as the pieces worn by them help to get her a winner that sells well.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Explosion in Lahore kills nine
Lahore, July 24 (IANS) At least nine people were killed in an explosion in a Lahore market on Monday, the media reported.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Amit Sadh's bike reported missing
London, July 24 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh, who is currently in London for the shooting of Akshay Kumars "Gold", got an unpleasant surprise on Monday morning when he saw that his bike was missing from his hotel compound.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lady Gaga pays tribute to Amy Winehouse
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) "Paparazzi" hitmaker Lady Gaga has paid a heart-wrenching tribute to Amy Winehouse on the sixth anniversary of her death.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Always an honour shooting with Anupam Kher: Manoj Bajpayee
London, July 24 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who has shared screen space with Anupam Kher in films like "Dus Kahaniyaan" and "Special 26", says its an honour for him to share screen space with the veteran actor.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Domestic brands dominate Chinese smartphone market in Q2
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Smartphone shipments in China grew a modest three per cent annually during the second quarter, with top four of its domestic brands capturing close to 69 per cent of the market, new research said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Free speech faces 'real danger', says former EPW editor
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India faces a "real danger to freedom of expression", says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, a veteran journalist, who quit as editor of Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) after he was asked by the trust that manages the internationally respected journal to withdraw two articles critical of the government for favouring the Adani business group.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
China hints bilateral at BRICS NSA meet amid border row
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China on Monday hinted that its top diplomat Yang Jiechi and Indian NSA Ajit Doval may hold a bilateral meeting this week on the sidelines of the BRICS NSA Summit even as it urged New Delhi to give up "illusory thinking" and immediately withdraw its troops that Beijing says have crossed into Chinese territory.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Lupita Nyong'o proud to be in tweet-inspired movie
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actress Lupita Nyong'o is proud to star in a movie with singer Rihanna which is based on a tweet from a fan.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not sure if 39 missing Indians in Mosul are alive: Iraq
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari on Monday said he was not sure if the 39 Indians missing in Mosul since 2014 were still alive.
2017-07-24
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Dabang Delhi name Iranian Sheykh as captain
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Dabang Delhi on Monday named Iranian all-rounder Meraj Sheykh as their captain for the ninth edition of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), beginning on July 28.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
BJP's focus on Hindu ideology than better education system: AAP
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS of doing politics over education and said the ruling party is more focused on creating a Hindu ideology than improving the education system.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
GMR Academy, RGNAU to offer PG diploma in airport operations
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) GMR Aviation Academy, the aviation/airport training arm of the GMR Group, on Monday signed an MoU with the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) for a joint post graduate diploma in aviation/airport operations.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Education
All will be Aam Aadmi at UP toll plazas
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) After facing flak, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday decided that there will be no separate lanes for VIPs at toll plazas in the state.
2017-07-24
Category: International, India,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Use roses to hydrate skin, treat acne and de-stress
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Roses have a lot of uses apart from its de-stressing fragrance. From being an ace hydrator to being a healer, experts have rated the rose and its petals high for their uses.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rain, high tide batter Kolkata, Bengal, heavy rain forecast
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Heavy rain and high tide battered this eastern metropolis and some districts of West Bengal, resulting in a flood-like situation across large swathes of land, officials said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife