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Myanmar joins International Solar Alliance
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar on Thursday joined the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA), becoming the 68th member of the grouping that is aiming at optimum utilisation of solar energy.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Doyen of Hindi poetry Gopal Das 'Neeraj' passes away
Lucknow/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Doyen of Hindi poetry and legendary lyricist Gopal Das 'Neeraj' passed away at the All-India Medical Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Thursday. He was 94.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
No move to sell land of loan-defaulter farmers: Punjab Minister
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Thursday said that there is no move or intention to sell the land of farmers to recover dues by the State Agriculture Cooperative Bank.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
India, Singapore discuss strengthening bilateral ties
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and Singapore on Thursday discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Singaporean counterpartVivian Balakrishnan here.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Chidambaram victim of Modi government's vendetta: Congress
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) As the CBI on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis case, the Congress said the senior party leader is "a victim of vendetta" of the Narendra Modi government.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Optimistic about the prospect of aviation in India: Naresh Goyal
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Despite challenges like high oil prices, airline major Jet Airways' Chairman Naresh Goyal has said that he is optimistic about the prospects of aviation in India.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
EC dismisses Congress allegation of irregularities in MP electoral roll
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Election Commission has dismissed the allegations made by Congress about large-scale entries of "invalid and false" voters in the electoral roll of Madhya Pradesh as "unsubstantiated".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab DGP sees conspiracy in campaign against him; warns of legal action
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Under a sustained attack from the opposition, top police officials and other quarters over his shielding a certain controversial police officers, Punjab Police chief Suresh Arora on Thursday said that there was a "spiteful conspiracy" against him and other top brass of the force to erode the credibility and morale of the state police.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Jharkhand villagers remove 'pathalgadi'
Ranchi, July 19 (IANS) Nearly a year after they put up 'pathalgadi' as a mark of protest, villagers of Chituram in Khuti district of Jharkhand on Thursday removed the monolith and maintained they had been misled.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Political uncertainty, global cues weaken rupee to record closing low
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Domestic political uncertainty a day ahead of a no-confidence motion against the central government weakened the Indian rupee to its record low level against the US dollar on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pappu Yadav apologises after Speaker reprimands him
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Jan Adhikar Party leader Rajesh Ranjan, also known as Pappu Yadav, on Thursday apologised in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked him to do so for throwing papers towards the treasury benches.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Survivors pitch for early passage of anti-human trafficking bill
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Survivors of human trafficking from across the country on Thursday organised an event here and called for early passage of the anti-human trafficking bill, which was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Haryana bans new pyrolysis plants
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) The Haryana State Pollution Control Board has imposed prohibition on establishing new pyrolysis plants (for extraction of fuel oil from waste rubber tyres) in the state till the study in the local effects caused on health and environment by them is completed, a spokesperson said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Committees to hold panchayat, urban bodies elections formed in J&K
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Thursday constituted committees to conduct preparatory work for holding elections to local urban bodies and panchayats.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Goa bans sale of alcohol in border village
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa government on Thursday banned the sale of liquor in North Goa's Surla village for 30 days to curb the nuisance caused by tourists.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Berdych to miss US Open
Prague, July 19 (IANS) Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych has been forced to skip next month's US Open and the warm up events that precede it due to persistent back problems.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
BSF kills Pakistani intruder on Punjab border
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers shot dead an intruder from Pakistan along Punjab's border with Pakistan in the frontier district of Gurdaspur, a BSF spokesman said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Lahiri stumbles in opening round of British Open
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 19 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri got off to a disastrous start at The 147th British Open with a scorecard of five-over 76 here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Delhi government mulls buses run on hydrogen cells
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot held a meeting on Thursday with senior officials of the Indian Oil Corporation, bus manufacturers and Transport Department to explore the option of using hydrogen fuel cells to run public transport buses.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Two injured after coming in contact with high-tension wire
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A young man and a teenager suffered serious burn injuries when they came in contact with a high-tension overhead wire while flying kite in north Delhi, police said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Student beaten to death in Delhi school
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A 17-year-old student of a government school here died after he was allegedly beaten up by a group of students in the school compound, police said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Bangladeshi currency seized in Bengal
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Thursday seized Bangladeshi currency totalling 8.02 lakh Taka, or Rs 6.55 lakh in Indian currency, in West Bengal's Nadia district, a senior BSF official said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Possibility of losing to US on exports subsidies issue: Official
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) India faces the possibility of losing in the trade disputes with the US on its challenge to export subsidies, but the government is working on schemes to make them WTO compliant, an official said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
CBI charge sheet in Mallya case will name ex-Minister: BJP lawmaker
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) BJP's Nishikant Dubey on Thursday said in the Lok Sabha that the CBI will file a charge sheet against Vijay Mallya and name a former Finance Minister, leading to loud protests from the Congress.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Migrants don't have 'unfettered right' to go where they wish: UN
Geneva, July 19 (IANS/AKI) Nations must rescue migrants and people in need of protection, but those who they save do not have "the unfettered right" to choose their host country, the UN refugee agency UNHCR stated on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Mattarella urges truth on anti-mafia judge's slaying
Rome, July 19 (IANS/AKI) On the 26th anniversary of anti-mafia judge Paolo Borsellino's murder in Palermo with five members of his security escort, Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said on Thursday that honouring Borsellino's memory meant "not stopping to search for the truth" behind the slaying.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi sanctions budget for roads, drains in unauthorised colonies
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has sanctioned the budget for construction of roads and drains in unauthorised colonies of the national capital at an estimated cost of Rs 1,200 crore, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram approved investment beyond his mandate, says CBI
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The CBI listed on Thursday former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as an accused in the Aircel-Maxis case, alleging that he had power to approve foreign investments only up to Rs 600 crore but he cleared Rs 3,200-crore investment without referring the matter to CCEA.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 woman among 8 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, July 19 (IANS) Eight Maoists, including four women, were gunned down in a gun battle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district early on Thursday, police said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Defence Secretary reviews progress of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier
Kochi, July 19 (IANS) Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra had an on-board briefing on the progress of the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) - one of the first aircraft carriers to be designed and built in India, an official statement said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security
Dissolve SC's monitoring panel on sealing: BJP MP
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Raising the issue of the ongoing sealing drive in Delhi, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday demanded that the Supreme Court-constituted Monitoring Committee be "dissolved for alleged violation of earlier court decisions".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
TRAI curbs unwanted commercial calls, mandates subscribers' consent
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In a bid to curb the menace of unsolicited commercial calls, the TRAI on Thursday announced new regulations that mandate registration of businesses/telemarketers for making such calls and subscribers' consent for receiving the same.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy retain places in BWF rankings
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India's star shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal retained their positions in women's singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Badminton: Indian campaign at Singapore Open ends
Singapore, July 19 (IANS) The Indian campaign in the Singapore Open ended as all shuttlers crashed out in the pre-quarter finals here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Badminton
India, Japan discuss Indo-Pacific region, maritime security
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and Japan discussed the Indo-Pacific region and maritime security among other issues in the fourth round of the India-Japan Maritime Affairs Dialogue here, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Consumer Protection Bill likely to pass during Monsoon Session
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018, which seeks stringent action including jail terms for misleading advertisements and adulteration along with time-bound redressal of consumers grievances, is likely to be passed during ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
A little sugar in elderly can improve memory: Study
London, July 19 (IANS) For older adults (over 60), increase in sugar levels can improve memory and make them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity, according to new research.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian U-17 eves' football team lose to Russia
Johannesburg, July 19 (IANS) India lost 1-3 to Russia in the BRICS Under-17 women's football tournament here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
East Bengal pip Mohun Bagan on penalties to clinch U-19 IFA Shield
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) East Bengal defeated crosstown rivals Mohun Bagan 4-2 on penalties to clinch the Under-19 IFA Shield football tournament here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
New coach Luis Enrique open to adapting Spain's passing game
Madrid, July 19 (IANS) New Spanish national football team coach Luis Enrique said on Thursday that it was possible to evolve the current style of play.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
David Cameron hails Modi's leadership
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said India is fortunate to have a leadership with a clear vision, but greater focus is needed on developing skills and infrastructure.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Maryam Nawaz meets Sharif for first time since arrest
Rawalpindi, July 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter met him for the first time on Thursday after both were arrested last week in a corruption case, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Senator Pervaiz Rasheed said.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepalese couple held for kidnapping, boy rescued
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A boy kidnapped from north Delhi in April has been rescued from Nepal and a couple hailing from the Himalayan nation arrested, police said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LS passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, RS anti-corruption amendment (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The second day of Parliament's Monsoon Session on Thursday witnessed some productive time with the Lok Sabha passing the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill and the Rajya Sabha passing amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
NCLT nod for revival of Sirpur Paper Mills
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the proposal for the revival of Sirpur Paper Mills in Telangana, state Industry Minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
SC asks Puducherry Assembly Speaker to allow nominated BJP MLAs to function
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Speaker of Puducherry Assembly to allow the three nominated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs to participate in the Assembly proceedings, and sought the Centre's response to pleas challenging their nomination.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
80% chance of Britain leaving EU: Cameron
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that there is an 80 per cent chance that his country will quit the EU on the basis of an agreed deal and it might opt for a "soft Brexit" by staying close to a single market.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Indian-origin landlord jailed for fire deaths in UK
London, July 19 (IANS) An Indian-origin landlord in the UK who failed to fit smoke alarms inside a house owned by him leading to the death of two boys in a fire, has been jailed for a year, in the first prosecution of its kind in the country since new smoke alarm regulations were introduced in 2015.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Economic offences bill for speedy action on fugitives: Goyal
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, tabled in Parliament, has been brought to replace the Ordinance promulgated earlier this year to fast-track criminal action against major economic offenders and seize their property, acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Liquidation of Jaypee Infratech won't help anyone: SC
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the liquidation of real estate major Jaypee Infratech will not help anyone, even as it reserved order on a plea for protecting home buyers' interest under the bankruptcy code.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Pension doubled for former sportspersons
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday said that the rate of pension for sportspersons who have won medals in international competitions and have retired from active sports, has been doubled from April 1.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Karnataka's seer dead, doctors suspect poisoning
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka's Shiroor Mutt seer Lakshmivara Theertha Swami passed away on Thursday at a private hospital in Manipal, with doctors attributed the death to suspected poisoning. He was 55.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Devaswom justifies ban on entry of women into Sabarimala
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Travancore Devaswom Board on Thursday defended the ban on the entry of females in the age group of 10 to 55 years to the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala but insisted that it was not a discriminatory practice.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
India calls for rules-based order in Indo-Pacific
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India on Thursday called for a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region that should allow use of common spaces on sea and in the air.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Putin hails summit with Trump, slams critics
Moscow, July 19 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called his summit with US President Donald Trump a success but warned that "certain forces in the US now want to prevent what was achieved there."
2018-07-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Kazakh Olympian figure skater Denis Ten stabbed to death
Astana, July 19 (IANS) Kazakhstan's Olympic medal-winning figure skater Denis Ten was on Thursday stabbed to death at the age of 25.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Kazakhstan,Sports,Other Sports
LS to take up no-trust motion on Friday, Modi, Rahul to speak
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The BJP and opposition Congress sharpened their attacks on each other on Thursday, a day before the Lok Sabha takes up the no-confidence motion for debate and voting in an increasingly polarised environment with each side trying to maximise its chances of victory in the 2019 general elections.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Change made in subtitle of 'Sacred Games', Netflix tells HC (Lead, Correcting Para 3)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Netflix company on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that a change had been incorporated in the English subtitle in the "Sacred Games" web series to remedy an alleged insult to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump attacks EU over fine on Google
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed the EU for fining Google $5 billion for harming its competitors, tweeting that the incident proved that the bloc has "taken advantage of the US, but not for long!"
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Maruti Suzuki India offers ECSTAR brand of products at its Arena workshops
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday said that ECSTAR brand of lubricants, coolant and car care products will now be offered across its Arena workshops in the country.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mamata announces compensation for three injured in Modi's Bengal rally
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for three of the patients injured in a canopy collapse incident during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the state's West Midnapore district, after meeting them at the hospital.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Delhi Health Minister prescribes strict measures against vector-borne diseases
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With monsoon knocking on the door, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday directed all stakeholders to take strict action for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in the national capital.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Roma keeper Alisson on verge of joining Liverpool
Rome, July 19 (IANS) AS Roma sporting director Monchi on Thursday confirmed that their Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker is on the verge of joining Liverpool FC, adding that the transfer fee offer from the English football giants "was way above the market average".
2018-07-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Month-long dialogue series launched on waterway connectivity
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) kicked off a massive month-long public outreach initiative along river Ganga on the National Waterway-1 to create awareness and help push rural economy to connect with waterways, the government said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
LeT militant killed in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Thursday, police said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Arsenal announces Nwakali's transfer to FC Porto
London, July 19 (IANS) Arsenal announced on Thursday the transfer of Kelechi Nwakali to Portugal's FC Porto on loan for the upcoming football season.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ronaldo surprises visitors at China's Forbidden City
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) New Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo surprised visitors at the Forbidden City here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Will meet 50-mn tourist target this year: Rajasthan official
Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) The target of 50 million tourist arrivals in Rajasthan by 2020 is likely to be met by the year-end as the desert state recorded the arrival of over 47 million tourists in 2017, Rajasthan Tourism Director Pradeep Kumar Borar said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy
RS passes anti-corruption bill with stringent punishment for bribe-giving
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the amended anti-corruption bill that also has stringent punishment provisions for those giving bribes -- both individuals and organizations -- besides the bribe takers, extends requirement of prior sanction for prosecution to former public officials and covers attachment and forfeiture of property.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
6 dead as fishing boat sinks in Indonesia
Jakarta, July 19 (IANS) At least six people were killed and seven others were missing after a fishing boat capsized off the southeastern coast of Indonesia's Java island on Thursday, officials said.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 women among 8 Maoists gunned down in Chhatisgarh
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), July 19 (IANS) Eight Maoists, including four women, were shot dead on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in an area adjoing the border of Dantewada-Bijapur districts in Chhattisgarh, an official said. Several sophisticated firearms were recovered from them.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Esha Deol unveils Bengali bride look from 'Cakewalk'
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Actress Esha Deol Takhtani on Thursday unveiled her Bengali bride look from Ram Kamal Mukherjee's short film "Cakewalk" here.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rohingya rights violations continue in Myanmar: UN
Dhaka, July 19 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council said on Thursday that the continuing influx of Rohingya refugees in neighbouring Bangladesh showed their human rights were still being violated in Myanmar.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
CBI pressured to file charge sheet against me: Chidambaram
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After CBI filed a chargesheet against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis deal, Chidambaram said: "CBI has been pressured to file a chargesheet to support a preposterous allegation," adding that he will contest it vigorously.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Secularism, individual rights can bring economic prosperity: Study
London, July 19 (IANS) Secularisation coupled with respect and tolerance for individual rights such as abortion, divorce and homosexuality can boost a country's economic growth, reveals a study.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
India to build 2,000 kms of international roads by 2022: Minister
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government is planning to build 1,911 kilometres of international connectivity roads over the five year period ending 2022 under its flagship Bharatmala scheme, parliament was told on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
WCD against NITI Aayog's cash transfer proposal in nutrition mission
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Women and Child Development Ministry is not in favour of NITI Aayog's proposal of Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) for the nutrition mission 'Poshan Abhiyaan', parliament was told on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Nepal, India review implementation of bilateral projects
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) The sixth meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism was held here to review the progress made in the implementation of bilateral, economic and development projects.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Film with Karan Johar didn't work out: Badshah
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar had offered rapper Badshah an acting role in his film, but it didn't work out.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sao Paulo edges Flamengo 1-0, closes gap at top of Brazilian league
Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Sao Paulo went on the road to defeat Flamengo 1-0, narrowing the latter's lead in the 2018 Brazilian league's standings to just a single point.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Novel AI technology could help protect water supplies
Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based software that could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Health/Medicine
SC to hear wife's plea against husband forcing her to perform unnatural sex
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court has agreed a plea filed by a woman accusing her husband of forcing her to perform "unnatural" oral sex during their four years of marriage.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Dalljiet Kaur bids adieu to 'Qayamat Ki Raat'
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Dalljiet Kaur, who plays the role of Karuna in "Qayamat Ki Raat", will make an exit from the TV show.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Pogba answered critics with World Cup show: Ibrahimovic
London, July 19 (IANS) Star Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic feels former Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba has answered his skeptics with his impressive performance at the just-concluded World Cup, helping France lift the trophy for the second time.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ABB India's Q2 net profit up 36%
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Industrial technology major ABB India on Thursday reported an increase of 36 per cent in its net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2018.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
5 school students killed, 4 injured in Odisha road accident
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) In a tragic incident, at least five school students were killed and four others suffered critical injuries after being run over by a speeding truck on a national highway in Odisha's Bhadrak district on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal wants all pending MLALAD works approved within 7 days
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday directed the Urban Development Department of Delhi to approve all pending works under the MLA Local Area Development (MLALAD) scheme within a week.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Audio of abused Kerala nun, cardinal reveals latter aware of issue, Church denies
Kochi, July 19 (IANS) An audio clip, broadcast by a Malayalam television channel on Thursday, purpotedly revealed that the head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church had lied about not knowing that a nun had been sexually abused by a bishop, but the Church argued that the conversation had been "wrongly interpreted".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DJ Zedd unveils his 'most organic sounding' song
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer Zedd has released his new single "Happy now" with singer Elley Duhe. He says it is the most organic sounding song he has made in a long time.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi board recommends direct contract hiring of workers
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has something good to offer for contractual workers: an advisory board on Thursday recommended direct work contract with workers who are currently hired through outsourcing agencies. This will result in benefits directly reaching the workers rather than through outsourcing agencies.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth 'split'
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Singer, actress Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have 'called off their wedding following fights over when they should have children, according to an insider.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian man shot dead in Canada, 2 charged
Ottawa, July 19 (IANS) A 27-year-old Indian man has been shot dead in his home in Canada's Brampton city, police said. Two suspects in the case have surrendered and charged with first-degree murder, while the other two are absconding.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Canada,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Change made in subtitle of 'Sacred Games', Netflix tells HC
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Netflix company on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that a change had been incorporated in the English subtitle in the "Sacred Games" web series to remedy an alleged insult to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Actress Hina Khan accused of fraud; she denies
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Hina Khan has been accused by a jewellery company of cheating it by not returning ornaments worth over Rs 11 lakh. She has denied receiving a legal notice and pointed at "haters" for the "tactic".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Matrimonial disputes: MEA revokes passport of 8 NRIs
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Taking stringent action against those NRIs who have abandoned their wives in India, the government has revoked the passports of all eight people who were issued Look-out-Circulars (LoC), a Women and Child Development (WCD) official said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Broadband India Forum gears up to push 5G trials
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Broadband India Forum (BIF), which works closely with the government's 5G high-level forum, on Thursday said it formed a "5G Committee" to champion the roll-out of 5G trials in the country.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Here's what connects Ekta's show with YRF, KJo films
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Fashion designer Anuradha Khurana says that the brief given to her for producer Ekta Kapoor's show "Dil Hi Toh Hai" was to make it look like a Yash Raj or a Karan Johar film.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Weak rupee, global cues depress equity indices; rupee ends below 69 per dollar (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Depreciation in the Indian rupee and domestic political uncertainty subdued the key Indian equity indices on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pakistani music needs to be promoted better: Shafqat Amanat Ali
Lahore, July 19 (IANS) Popular Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali says "beautiful fresh sounds and musicians" are emerging from his country, but there needs to be a system in place to promote the talent in the right way.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Duolingo launches Hindi course for English speakers in India
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After the success of its English course for Hindi speakers, the US-based free language-learning app Duolingo on Thursday announced the launch of its Hindi course for English speakers in India.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Indian soldiers keep peace, empower South Sudanese
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan have taken up another mission - to educate and empower locals in Wau Shilluk, a region on the banks of the Nile in the war-torn east African country.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Central team to visit Kerala for assessing rain damage
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) Even as the death toll in Kerala due to rains climbed to 17 with the recovery of one more body, the Centre on Thursday assured that a central team will soon visit the state to assess the damage caused in at least eight districts.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
France probes Macron security aide's video beating protesters
Paris, July 19 (IANS) A former French presidential security aide is under investigation by the Paris prosecutor's office after a video emerged of him allegedly beating anti-government protesters, officials said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, France,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Panchkula court drops sedition charge against 19 Dera activists
Panchkula (Haryana), July 19 (IANS) In a blow to Haryana Police, a court in Panchkula town on Thursday dropped the sedition charge against 19 activists of the controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kotak Mahindra Bank's standalone Q1 net profit up 12%
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Bank on Thursday reported a rise of more than 12 per cent in its standalone net profit for the first quarter of 2018-19.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IAF contingent departs for Australia to participate in Exercise Pitch Black
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) At the break of dawn on Thursday, four frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft tore through the skies above Air Force Station Kalaikunda on their way overseas to participate in Exercise Pitch Black-2018, a multinational exercise hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Indian Army could scrap Brigadier rank'
Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) Officer cadre restructuring in the Indian Army, including doing away with the Brigadier's rank, is under review, a top army officer said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
IITs to jointly scout for faculty: Javadekar
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The IITs have been asked to collectively bargain for faculty hiring from Indians abroad to abridge the teachers' shortage, Parliament was told on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Modi capitulating to US while pretending otherwise: CPI-M
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Modi government is getting ready to capitulate to the demands of the Trump administration while taking a public stand that seems otherwise, the CPI-M has said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Samsung ships 9.9mn smartphones in India, catches up with Xiaomi in Q2 2018
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Making a strong comeback, Samsung shipped 9.9 million smartphones in India in the second quarter of 2018, registering almost 50 per cent annual growth rate -- its best since the fourth quarter of 2015, Singapore-based market research firm Canalys said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
LS takes up Bill to deter fugitive economic offenders
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up a bill that provides for measures to deter fugitive economic offenders from evading prosecution by staying outside the jurisdiction of Indian courts.
2018-07-19
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IS kidnaps 12 demining staff in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 19 (IANS) Armed men from the terror group Islamic State (IS) have kidnapped 12 mine removal staff working for an Afghan organization in the country's Kunar province, an official said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Suspected perpetrators of Skripal attack identified: UK Police
London, July 19 (IANS) UK police are believed to have identified suspects involved in a near-fatal poisoning of Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent, the media reported on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Convert Dharamsala building into e-Vidhan Academy: Himachal Speaker
New Delhi/Shimla, July 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Rajeev Bindal on Thursday sought conversion of a Dharamsala building into a national e-Vidhan Academy meant for lawmakers from across the country.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Confluence showcases journey of Swarovski with different designers
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Confluence, a designer jewellery collective crafted with Swarovski crystals, celebrated two years of its inception with a soiree at the Embassy of Austria on Thursday. Themed around "Sparkling Transformations", the presentation highlighted the journey of a Swarovski Crystal from the Austrian Alps to the hands of leading Indian design luminaries.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vivo NEX with pop-up selfie camera, 8GB RAM in India
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Upping the ante when it comes to innovation, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday launched its Indian-made NEX smartphone with pop-up selfie shooter at Rs 44,990 in India.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Hamilton renews contract with Mercedes through to 2020
Brackley (UK), July 19 (IANS) British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes signed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes, the racing team announced Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Motorsports
Indians increased salary directly related with ease of falling asleep
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indians have a direct correlation between increasing salary and ease of falling asleep, says an India Sleep and Wellness survey commissioned by Sunday Mattresses and conducted among working professionals above the age of 25.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
AAP condemns proposed amendment to RTI act
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The AAP on Thursday strongly condemned the proposal to amend Right to Information (RTI) Act, saying that it will give BJP a free hand over the Information Commissioners.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Beef jerky, processed meats linked to maniac episodes: Study
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Love to gorge on beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat as part of your evening snacks daily? Beware, these processed meats laced with chemicals such as nitrates, to preserve them from spoilage, may contribute to mania -- an abnormal mood state characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia, a study has found.
2018-07-19
Category: International, India,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Possibility of losing to US on exports subsidies issue: Official
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) India faces the possibility of losing in the trade disputes with the US on its challenge to export subsidies, but the government is working on schemes to make them WTO compliant, an official said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Bengal's real estate law will set wrong precedent of deviation from RERA'
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Implementation of the West Bengal Housing and Industry Regulation Act (WBHIRA) would open a pandora's box and other states would follow suit to make their own real estate related laws, thus diluting the impact of the central law, according to the Forum for People's Collective Efforts.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Golfer Gaurika leads in second round of Hero WPG Tour
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Golfer Gaurika Bishnoi made just one birdie on the second hole, but still managed to grab the lead at the end of the second round of the Hero womens Pro Tour at the Eagleton golf resort here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Alert sounded for heavy rains in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, July 19 (IANS) An alert for heavy rains has been sounded in Uttarakhand for the next 36 hours, an official said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Transgender campaigns for acceptance in Pakistan election
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistani transgender Nadeem Kashish knows that she will not win a seat in the July 25 general elections but is still standing as a candidate and believes that she has already won by fighting for the acceptance of her community that lives on the margins of society in the country.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
2019 Ashes series from Aug 1 to Sep 16
London, July 19 (IANS) The next Ashes Test cricket series between Australia and England will be held from August 1 to September 16, 2019 in the UK, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Namune' offer lifted Kunal's spirits
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kumar, who is said to have "replaced" actor Hiten Tejwani in the upcoming show "Namune", says when he was offered to play Niranjan Agnihotri, it lifted his spirits.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Buildings' collapse: Death toll 9, search underway
Greater Noida, July 19 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of two buildings in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh climbed to nine on Thursday as five more bodies were removed from under the debris. Authorities continued with the search for any survivor/body.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Budget sanctioned for roads, drains in illegal colonies: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has sanctioned the budget for the construction of roads and drains in unauthorised colonies here, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
New UK Brexit secretary set for talks with EU
London, July 19 (IANS) UK's new Brexit secretary Dominic Raab headed to Brussels on Thursday to hold his first talks with the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
PLO official calls Jewish nation-state bill 'racist'
Jerusalem, July 19 (IANS) Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Secretary General Saeb Erekat on Thursday denounced a controversial Jewish nation-state bill approved by the Israeli Parliament as "racist".
2018-07-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Eight Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, July 19 (IANS) Eight Maoists, including four women, were gunned down in a shootout with security forces in Chhattisgarhs Bijapur district early on Friday, police said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CBI charge sheet names P. Chidambaram, son in Aircel-Maxis case
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The CBI on Friday filed a charge sheet against 18 people in Aircel-Maxis deal case including former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two Manipur policemen suspended for using excessive force
Imphal, July 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Thursday that two policemen have been suspended for using excessive force on students who had tried to storm the BJP office here on Monday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Tripura power plant snag causes supply cut to Bangladesh
Agartala, July 19 (IANS) The 726-MW gas-based power plant in Tripura is facing technical hiccups causing less supply to neighbouring Bangladesh, an official said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy
MGM, Fox to provide $8.7 million worth of James Bond films
Washington, July 19 (IANS) MGM and Fox Home Entertainment will provide $8.7 million worth of digital copies of James Bond movies to settle a lawsuit filed by customers who did not get the copies of the films "Casino Royale" and "Never Say Never Again" in a Bond 50th anniversary box.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
India's growth story intact; GDP to grow around 7.5%: Ficci
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Despite short-term challenges India's economic growth story remains intact and the country's GDP is expected to grow around 7.5 per cent in the current financial year, industry body Ficci said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gym trainer shot dead
Ghaziabad, July 19 (IANS) A gym trainer was shot dead in the city on Wednesday over an altercation over food supplements.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI to issue new Rs 100 notes in lavender colour
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday said it will soon issue Rs 100 denomination bank notes.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP protecting corrupt Delhi Chief Secretary: AAP
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Thursday accused the BJP of protecting the Chief Secretary - accused of taking bribes from corrupt officials - and demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gauri Khan designs new restaurant
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Gauri Khan, celebrity interior designer and wife of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who got a good response for her work on Mumbai-based Arth restaurant, has designed its new outlet in Pune.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Now, 'tulsi mala' and 'rudraksh' vie with fashion jewellery products at EPCH show
Greater Noida, July 19 (IANS) Lakshman Singh, a 'Tulsi mala' maker from Mathura, drew much attention here from buyers and visitors at an exhibition organised by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Joker' gets release date
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Warner Bros and DC Films "Joker", on the origin of the iconic fictional villain, will release on October 4, 2019. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, the film is directed by Todd Philips.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
AIADMK may not back no-trust motion
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The AIADMK with 37 members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday indicated that it might not support the opposition's no-confidence motion against the BJP-led NDA government.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Congress says no again to government's Lokpal meeting
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he would not attend the meeting of the Selection Committee for Lokpal to be held the same day, unless the leader of the single largest opposition party is conferred the status of a full-fledged member.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nokia 3.1 Android One smartphone now in India
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Finnish company HMD Global, which sells the iconic Nokia brand of phones, on Thursday launched Nokia 3.1 smartphone in India for Rs 10,499.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Terrorism not a clash between Christian West and Islam: David Cameron
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said terrorism should not be seen as a battle between the Christian countries of the West and the Islamic countries in the Middle East. It is all about identifying and wiping out a small section that believes in extremism.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Indian chess body to work out strategy to put more players in world top-20
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The All India Chess Federation (AICF) will soon chalk out a programme of action to have a couple of Indian Grand Masters in the top 20 in the world by 2020, said a senior official.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Odisha to witness heavy rainfall: MeT
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in several coastal districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours is likely due to a low-pressure area formed over the north Bay of Bengal, an official said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Mulk' actor Ashrut Jain feels like Mathew McConnaughey
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Working in two back-to-back courtroom dramas "Mulk" and "Batti Gul Meter Chalu" makes young actor Ashrut Jain feel like Mathew McConaughey, who has done legal dramas like "A Time To Kill" and "The Lincoln Lawyer".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UGC directs universities to postpone faculty-hiring
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Union Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday asked universities to postpone their teacher recruitment process till further order comes in the matter of faculty-recruitment mode pending in the Supreme Court.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
HTC's India exit failure to judge competition, firm says 'Vive' is new focus
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The news of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC shutting its India operations was on the cards as the company -- once the darling of Indian users -- could not cope up with the changing dynamics of the market amid rapid growth of Chinese players, experts said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kaif urges Shukla for fair probe into UPCA bribery scandal
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Former India batsman and Uttar Pradesh captain Mohammad Kaif on Thursday reacted sharply to the alleged bribery scandal unearthed by a sting operation, which claimed that a member of Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla's personal staff sought bribes to facilitate selection of players.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bankruptcy Board drafting cross-border insolvency norms: Chairman
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The process to put in place a framework for cross-border insolvency cases has been initiated by India, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) Chairman M.S. Sahoo said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cummins finding ways to stop Kohli's tons Down Under
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Ahead of India's tour Down Under later this year, Australian quick Pat Cummins has praised skipper Virat Kohli as a "really passionate" player while conceding that his bowling attack will target the "prized" wicket of the right-hander.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
How to take care of feet in monsoon
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Monsoon brings with it moisture, sweat and stickiness due to humidity and this increases manifold the chances of fungus and moulds. So you need to take special care of your feet in monsoon to guard against fungal infections and conditions such as Athletes feet.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mobile passport app fully secured: Sushma
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the newly launched mobile app through which citizens can apply for a passport was fully secured with advanced security features.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Diaspora
Weak rupee, global cues depress equity indices; capital goods stocks fall
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Depreciation in the Indian rupee coupled with decline in the global markets subdued the key Indian equity indices on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Deschamps to stay as France coach until 2020
Paris, July 19 (IANS) The French Football Federation on Thursday confirmed that Didier Deschamps would continue as the coach of the national team until 2020, when his contract expires.
2018-07-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Zola returns to Chelsea as head coach assistant
London, July 19 (IANS) Former Italian football player Gianfranco Zola rejoined Chelsea on Thursday as an assistant to the new head coach Maurizio Sarri, the English club said.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Goa assembly adjourned five times over formalin row
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa Assembly was adjourned five times on Thursday following protests by the Opposition Congress over dangerous chemical formalin being used to preserve fish sold in the state.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Thailand game a mental test for U-16 team: coach Bibiano
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After the Indian Under-16 football team came from two goals down to play out a 2-2 draw against Bangkok Glass FC U-17 in Thailand, head coach Bibiano Fernandes labelled the performance as a 'brave' one.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Can changing expectant mothers' diet help prevent autism?
New York, July 19 (IANS) The mother's microbiome -- the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us -- can determine the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her children, suggests a study.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Jail authorities cancel lawyers' meeting with Sharif, Maryam
Rawalpindi, July 19 (IANS) A pre-arranged meeting between lawyers and jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz was cancelled by the authorities at Adiala Jail here on Thursday, where the duo is currently serving their prison sentence in a corruption case.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NASA sees first sign of one young star devouring planets
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that scientists may have for the first time seen a young star devouring a young planet or planets.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sony India launches new portable mobile projector
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Sony India on Thursday launched a portable mobile projector "MP-CD1" that can transform any surface into a wide screen, making it perfect for projecting content for a large audience.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Vivo NEX with pop-up selfie camera, 8GB RAM in India
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Upping the ante when it comes to innovation, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday launched its made in India "NEX" smartphone with pop-up selfie shooter at Rs 44,990 in India.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Six pieces of ivory seized in West Bengal, two held
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested two persons and seized six pieces of ivory weighing over 9 kg near a bus stand in Siliguri, officials said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Your canine friend can help reduce ADHD symptoms in kids
New York, July 19 (IANS) Besides remaining loyal and man's best friend, dogs can also provide therapy that can effectively treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say researchers.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Jeff Goldblum's London statue marks 25 years of 'Jurassic Park'
London, July 19 (IANS) A 25 ft statue of actor Jeff Goldblum attracted fans on the banks of the River Thames by the Tower Bridge here to celebrate the 25th anniversary of celebrated film "Jurassic Park".
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Frog sacrifice in rain-starved Bihar
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Blind faith and superstition have taken over parts of Bihar as people sacrifice thousands of frogs to appease rain Gods in the state that has seen a 42 per cent deficit in rainfall this monsoon.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Religion,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Apartheid early example of state terrorism that Mandela fought against'
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Citing apartheid as "an early example of state terrorism against the majority population", it took an "extraordinary man" like Nelson Mandela "who dedicated his life to the emancipation of his people from the jackboot of the oppressor" to bring South Africa to where it is today, a former Indian envoy to the country, Shiv Shankar Mukherjee has said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
Ronaldo's trip to S. Korea postponed
Seoul, July 19 (IANS) Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not visit South Korea later this month, officials here said on Thursday, due to his hectic schedule.
2018-07-19
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Cricket
Thinkwide to expand operations in 3 cities
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Hostels and paying guest (PG) accommodation-finding tech startup Thinkwide on Thursday announced its plans to venture into three new cities this year.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Augsburg's Schieber ruled out with knee injury
Berlin, July 19 (IANS) German football club FC Augsburg has announced that new striker Julian Schieber will be sidelined with a knee injury for several weeks.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
British ex-PM Cameron hails Modi's leadership
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that India is fortunate to have a leadership with clear vision, adding that the country should however focus more on developing skills and infrastructure.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics,Diplomacy
Probe call details of Lalu: JD-U
July 19 (IANS) The ruling JD-U in Bihar has demanded a probe into phone call details of RJD chief Lalu Prasad a day after BJP's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi sought cancellation of the provisional bail granted by Jharkhand High Court to the RJD chief for "violating the bail conditions."
2018-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Irrfan Khan actively promoting 'Karwaan': Producer
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) "Karwaan" producer Priti Rathi Gupta says ailing actor Irrfan Khan, despite his condition, is quite actively promoting the film on social media and that his loyal fans are waiting for the movie to be released.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
LS takes up bill to deter fugitive economic offenders
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up for discussion a bill that provides for measures to deter fugitive economic offenders from evading the process of law in India by staying outside the jurisdiction of Indian Courts.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
The future of plastic? Scientists explore bioplastics from sorghum
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS/Mongabay) In the early 1940s, Henry Ford experimented with making plastic parts for automobiles. He came up with what was called the "plastic car made from soybeans."
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
TDP seeks Kejriwal's support against Modi government
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A delegation of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders on Thursday sought support from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the no-confidence motion against the Modi government tabled by them in the Lok Sabha.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HyperloopTT inks pact to build high-speed test track in China
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) is set to build the first Hyperloop system in China as the company struck a deal in the country to build a test track in Guizhou province.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Oxford Bookstore invites entries for book cover design prize
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The fourth edition of the Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize is now accepting entries from Indian publishers and designers of covers of titles released between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Imran Khan barred from using 'inappropriate language'
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Election Commission on Thursday barred Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan from using unseemly language for his political rivals during election campaigning.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Formalin controversy: No officer to examine quality of fish, says Goa Minister
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa Fisheries Department does not have a single technical officer to examine the quality of fish sold in the state, Fisheries Minister Vinoda Paliencar told the Goa Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
'The Untold Story of Sunny Leone' doesn't tell much
Web series: "Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone"; Director: Aditya Dutt; Cast: Sunny Leone, Karanvir Lamba, Rysa Saujani, Raj Arjun, Grusha Kapoor and Bijay Anand; Rating: **
2018-07-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
No direct role of Army in elections: Senior Pakistani official
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistani Army will have no direct role in the country's July 25 general elections and will work on the Election Commission's directives to conduct peaceful polls, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Evolve national policy to curb social media misuse: Naidu
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Expressing concern over misuse of social media, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday asked the government to evolve a national policy after discussing with all stakeholders including political parties to combat the menace.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TDP MPs seek Kejriwal's support against Modi government
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A delegation of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs on Thursday sought support from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the no-confidence motion against the Modi government tabled by them in the Lok Sabha.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HTC's India exit result of failure to judge Chinese competition: Experts
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The news of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC shutting its India operations was on the cards as the company -- once the darling of Indian users -- could not cope up with the changing dynamics of the market amid rapid growth of Chinese players, experts said here on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Infosys arm in pact to build metro rail station in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) IT major Infosys' philanthropic arm (Infosys Foundation) on Thursday signed an agreement to build and maintain a metro rail station in the Electronics City on Bengaluru's southern outskirts, said an official on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kerala CM unhappy after meeting PM
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday expressed unhappiness after he led a 22-member delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek help on various issues concerning the state.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Shoulder injury further dents Saha's recovery prospects
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Already out of the Indian squad for the first three tests against England due to a left thumb injury, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is now nursing a shoulder problem which he picked up while rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Gurtej, Chhuantea and Kamaljit to continue with FC Pune City
Pune, July 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City retained defenders Gurtej Singh and Lalchhuanmawia Fanai and goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh for the 2018-19 season, it was announced on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Australian players banned for basketball World Cup qualifier brawl
Canberra, July 19 (IANS) Australian basketball player Daniel Kickert was imposed a five-match ban by international body FIBA on Thursday for his involvement in a brawl during a 2019 World Cup Asian qualifier in Manila on July 2.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
SC asks Puducherry Assembly to allow nominated BJP MLAs to participate
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Puducherry Legislative Assembly to allow the three nominated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs to participate in the Assembly proceedings, and sought the Centre's response to pleas challenging their nomination.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
80% chance of Britain leaving EU: David Cameron
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that there is an 80 per cent chance that his country would leave the EU on the basis of an agreed deal and it might opt for a "soft Brexit" by staying close to a single market.
2018-07-19
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
HIV infection doubles heart disease risk: Study
London, July 19 (IANS) People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, a new study has found.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sunscreen can reduce skin cancer risk by 40% in youth: Study
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Young adults who regularly use sunscreen reduce their risk of skin cancer by 40 per cent, a study has found.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Militants ambush troopers in Manipur, 1 injured
Imphal, July 19 (IANS) An Assam Rifles trooper was seriously wounded when suspected Naga militants from the NSCN(K) ambushed them on Thursday morning at Joupi in Manipur's Chandel district, police said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Government committed to quota in faculty positions: Javadekar
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said the Modi government was committed to reservation in the faculty positions of universities and that it does not agree with a court order quashing the 50 per cent reservation.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Advani announces next film on fifth anniversary of 'D-Day'
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani on Thursday announced his next film titled "Batla House" on the fifth anniversary of his movie "D-Day".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Child abuse cover-up: Turnbull urges Pope to sack archbishop
Canberra, July 19 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday urged Pope Francis to sack the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, who was earlier sentenced to one year in detention for covering up the sexual abuse of minors.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mob lynching: Rajnath for social media checks, opposition walks out
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the first time admitted in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that fake news on social media has resulted in many mob lynching incidents in the country, saying the government has asked service providers to put a check on rumour mongering on social media. Not satisfied with his response, the opposition walked out.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Seoul does not rule out Trump, Kim, Moon meeting
London/Seoul, July 19 (IANS) South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has not ruled out the possibility of a trilateral summit between the leaders of the two Koreas and the US on the margins of the UN General Assembly slated for September in New York.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Trump urges Erdogan to free imprisoned US pastor
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has urged his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release an American Protestant pastor accused of terrorism activities in the country.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't want to separate my identity from Shahid, says Ishaan Khatter
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Ishaan Khatter doesn't mind being known as Shahid Kapoor's brother. The young actor, who made his film debut with "Beyond The Clouds" and will make his Bollywood foray with "Dhadak", says he never wants to separate his name from his half-sibling's name to create his own identity in the industry.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Betis hold Sporting Braga in bad-tempered friendly
Cartaya (Spain), July 19 (IANS) Real Betis managed a 1-1 draw with Sporting Braga in a pre-season friendly that the Portuguese side finished with just eight men on the pitch.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
River Plate wrap up pre-season, return to Argentina
Buenos Aires, July 19 (IANS) River Plate returned to Buenos Aires on Wednesday after wrapping up its pre-season training in Orlando, Florida, and the club said players were now focusing on the Copa Argentina match this weekend against Fourth-Division team Central Norte from Salta.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Instagram testing emoji reactions feature for 'Stories'
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Photo-messaging app Instagram is testing a new feature that allows users to react to "Stories" with emojis, just as they can react on Facebook.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mindtree donates $2mn to Stanford University to boost academics in AI
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company, on Thursday donated $2 million to Stanford University to boost academic focus on artificial intelligence (AI).
2018-07-19
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
My son has started parenting me: Sonali Bendre
New York, July 19 (IANS) Actress Sonali Bendre, who is undergoing a metastatic cancer treatment here, in an emotional social media post has shared how her 12-year-old son Ranveer dealt with her cancer news.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sumit Kaul takes up supernatural show
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actor Sumit Kaul, known for shows like "Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat" and "Peshwa Bajirao", is back on the small screen. This time he will be playing a father to a 20-something in the supernatural-fantasy drama show "Nazar".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Visible influence of Western music in Bollywood: Sahil Sharma
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Artiste Sahil Sharma, who goes by the stage name Zaeden, says Bollywood is witnessing a "visible influence of Western music" and this is adding an "interesting twist" to its music.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Deportivo Cali defeat Bolivar in Copa Sudamericana clash
Cali (Colombia), July 19 (IANS) Deportivo Cali defeated Bolivar 4-0 in their Copa Sudamericana second round first leg match here.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Burberry burns outfits worth 28 mn pounds annually
London, July 19 (IANS) Designer fashion label Burberry burns 28 million pounds worth of its luxury outfits every year to stop "wrong people" from buying them.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andhra government partners with EY on new digital initiative
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In partnership with global consultancy firm EY, the Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday launched the ePragati Core Platform, a new initiative to accelerate the digital transformation journey in the state.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Goa Minister wants molestation accusation in temple probed
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Goa Minister Govind Gaude and another BJP MLA on Thursday welcomed a formal probe into two complaints of alleged molestation filed with the Shree Mangueshi temple committee, accusing a priest of inappropriate behaviour.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Student beaten to death in Delhi school
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A 17-year-old student of a government school here died after he was allegedly beaten up by a group of students in the school compound, police said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
14 killed as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, July 19 (IANS) Fourteen persons were killed and 17 injured when a state-run bus fell into a deep gorge in Tehri in Uttarakhand on Thursday, police said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Contractor beaten to death by Maoists in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 19 (IANS) A contractor has been beaten to death and three others were injured by Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand's Chatra district, police said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Militants fire at police in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Militants fired at a group of policemen in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday but no one was hurt.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Digitization offers $39 bn export opportunities for Indian firms by 2022
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rising digitization will unlock a potential $39 billion worth of export opportunities for Indian businesses in select verticals by 2022 -- up from $16 billion in 2017, a Google-KPMG report said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Why Cardi B won't hire a nanny
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B, who gave birth to daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus this month, says she wont hire a nanny for her as she wants to get into the "mommy mode".
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Goa assembly disrupted over formalin-laced fish
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant on Thursday adjourned the House till noon after the Congress insisted on discussing the issue of formalin-use in fish sold in the state.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Afghan forces kill 17 Taliban militants
Kabul, July 19 (IANS) At least 17 insurgents were killed and over a dozen others injured after Afghan security forces repulsed Taliban attacks on security checkpoints in Kunduz province on Thursday, police said.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 to let your smartphone survive 15 drops
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Global tech company Corning Incorporated has introduced "Gorilla Glass 6" for New-Age smartphones that survived 15 drops from one metre onto rough surfaces and is up to two times better than Gorilla Glass 5.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Trains to get arty makeover - starting with Patna Rajdhani
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After adorning the walls of several stations in Bihar, Madhubani paintings will now be showcased on trains like the Rajdhani and Sampark Kranti Express that originate from the state.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Raftaar raps for fiction TV show
"This is my first collaboration for a fiction TV show and I'm glad to associate with Star Bharat (channel) as it has given me an opportunity to explore a new avenue," Raftaar, known for his stint in "MTV Roadies", said in a statement to IANS.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bhumi happy to get star 'named' after herself (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar has a 'star' registered in her name now. And she has promised "this star" will keep shining "brighter".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bail plea of two jailed Orthodox priests dismissed
Thiruvalla (Kerala) July 19 (IANS) A magisterial court near here on Thursday denied bail to the two jailed Malankara Orthodox Church priests named in a case for sexually abusing of a woman parishioner.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kim Kardashian's perfume company sued over logo
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Reality television star Kim Kardashian West's new perfume company that had once placed $5 million in her pocket in just five minutes, has been sued for using a logo that belongs to a different company.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indices trade flat; weak rupee, political concerns cap gains
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Indian equity indices traded on a flat note during the afternoon session after opening higher on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP believes in hiding the truth: Rahul
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Criticising the proposed amendment to the RTI Bill that will render it "useless", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed the BJP for believing only in keeping the truth hidden.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Omega 3 supplements may not protect your heart: Study
London, July 19 (IANS) Taking omega 3 through food or supplements is likely to have little or no effect on our risk of experiencing heart diseases, stroke or death, a new study challenging previously held theories says.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
AI-first approach across industries will transform us: Satya Nadella
Las Vegas, July 19 (IANS) Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been "pretty stunning" but what the humanity is going to see soon will be even more profound across the spectrum, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stressed.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Honduras,Technology,Business/Economy
Audio of talk between abused Kerala nun, cardinal reveals 'lie'
Kochi, July 19 (IANS) A Malayalam television channel on Thursday broadcast an audio purpotedly revealing that the head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Cardinal has lied about not knowing that a nun had been sexually abused by a bishop.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Houthis using key Yemen port to import arms: UAE envoy (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Houthis, the Shia majority armed group allegedly allied to Iran, is using a key port in war-torn Yemen to import arms instead of allowing in aid material, UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has said.
2018-07-19
Category: International, India,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kenyan's Chespol to skip Monaco Diamond League
Nairobi, July 19 (IANS) World Junior steeplechase champion Celliphine Chespol will skip the Monaco Diamond League meeting to avoid burning out ahead of the Africa Championships.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Ola offers ride share in Adelaide
Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) India's leading ride-sharing provider Ola has entered Adelaide in Australia to offer cab service to customers, the company said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, India,National,Technology,Business/Economy
World's beaches eroding in protected marine areas: Study
Washington, July 19 (IANS) The world's sandy shorelines are declining in protected marine areas which could threaten plant and animal species and cultural heritage sites, a global survey of beaches with satellites data from NASA and the US Geological Survey shows.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
In a first, scientists satellite collar a dhole - a species on verge of extinction
Kanha National Park, July 19 (IANS) In a first, wildlife scientists have collared a dhole, the Indian wild dog, with a satellite transmitter to understand the ecology of this endangered species that is considered as important as tigers in keeping the balance in forests but is heading for extinction at a "dramatic pace".
2018-07-19
Category: India, Telangana,National,Environment/Wildlife
I'm not rigid, but open to life: Actress Chitrangada Singh
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) She had no plans to enter Bollywood but made her debut in 2003 with Sudhir Mishras "Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi", and her performance was widely appreciated by critics and audience alike. In hindsight, the actress says her vulnerability worked in her favour, and that she was never rigid about things.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Decorate your home in a minimalistic way
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Simplicity is the special ingredient of decorating a home and size of the house should never matter for converting it into your dream house. With modern décor and eye catching furniture, anyone can make the living space attractive with minimum number of furniture and showcases.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Must have pocket squares to rock your suit look'
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Pocket squares have evolved from basic colors to funky prints and patterns. A right choice of a pocket square can boost ones formal dressing sensibility in less than a minute.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sao Paulo beat Flamengo in Brazil's Serie A
Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) A second-half header from midfielder Everton gave Sao Paulo a 1-0 away victory over Flamengo in their Brazilian Serie A match here.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Mona Singh wants to open cafe, produce web series
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) It's just one life, so actress Mona Singh, of "Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin" fame, wants to try everything -- from producing shows on the digital platform to opening a cafe of her own.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Jindal varsity signs MoU with Harvard on academic collaborations
Boston, July 19 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Harvard University to expand their collaborations in three areas, including in student engagement through an annual teaching session at Harvard for Jindal students.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Business/Economy,Education
N. Korean defector arrested in Seoul for espionage
Seoul, July 19 (IANS) A North Korean defector has been arrested in the South Korean capital on charges of selling classified military information from South Korea to a third country, prosecutors said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP believes in hidding the truth: Rahul
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Criticising the proposed amendment to the RTI Bill that will render it "useless", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed the BJP for believing only in keeping the truth hidden.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
No coercive steps against Umar Khalid till Friday, HC tells JNU
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday restrained the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) from taking any coercive steps against the student-activist Umar Khalid till Friday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Documenting the death of a whirlwind called Qandeel Baloch
Book: The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch; Author: Sanam Maher; Publisher: Aleph; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 466
2018-07-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Priest from Punjab arrested in Delhi after rape complaint
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Punjab Police arrested a priest and self-styled healer from the Delhi international airport following a complaint from a woman in Zirakpur that he had raped her, said an official on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can India drive Apple towards world's 1st trillion dollar company? (Tech Trend)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) At nearly $940 billion, Apple is certainly well on the way to becoming the world's first trillion dollar company -- and the feat could be achieved as early as the end of this year with upcoming iPhone launches.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
NAFTA renegotiations to resume in Washington
Mexico City, July 19 (IANS) Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will restart on July 26 in Washington, Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo has said.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Mexico,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'The Dark Knight' set for 10th Anniversary Imax re-release
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Warner Bros Pictures has set Christopher Nolans 2008 superhero sequel "The Dark Knight" for a re-release in four select Imax theaters to celebrate the films 10th anniversary.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pottery, an underpaying profession, makes surviving a struggle in Delhi
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Thirty-two-year-old Geeta sits patiently, painting pots created by her husband in the small open porch in her house at Kumhar Gram or Potters' Village that interestingly has managed to find space in West Delhi's Uttam Nagar.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features,Human Interest/Society
Ryan Gosling's 'First Man' to open 75th Venice Film Festival
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelles space race drama "First Man" will open the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival on August 29.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Harvey Weinstein seeks dismissal of Ashley Judd blacklist suit
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinsteins lawyers have urged a judge to throw out a lawsuit that accuses him of blackballing actress Ashley Judd after she refused a sexual advance.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5 natural methods to beat stress (Health Tips)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A study of 200,000 respondents by Optum has found that 46 per cent of the Indian workforce reports suffering from some form of stress.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Netflix to premiere 'Springsteen on Broadway'
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) The "Springsteen on Broadway" one-man show will be seen by a worldwide audience on Netflix, the streaming service has announced.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Turkey ends state of emergency after two years
Ankara, July 19 (IANS) The Turkish government has ended the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt, the media reported.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
7 arrested in Malaysia for suspected IS links
Bangkok, July 19 (IANS) Police in Malaysia have arrested seven people for alleged links with the Islamic State (IS) terror organisation, including a man who threatened to assassinate the Malaysian King and the Prime Minister, police said on Thursday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Thailand,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AI-first approach will transform our lives: Satya Nadella
Las Vegas, July 19 (IANS) Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been "pretty stunning" but what the humanity is going to see soon will be even more profound, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stressed.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Honduras,Technology,Business/Economy
Two key Apple executives quit amid Siri reshuffle
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Apple's Head of Search Vipul Ved Prakash and Tom Gruber, Head of Siri's Advanced Development Group, have quit the company which is currently reshuffling its Siri team.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
We walked the talk on electrification, says Modi
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed that officials working on electrification projects under his government reached every village, remotest of areas to fulfil his promise to the nation.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Israel approves controversial 'Jewish nation state' law
Jerusalem, July 19 (IANS) Israel's parliament on Thursday passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Never expected 'Khazana...' to be so successful: Pankaj Udhas
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas has said he never expected that "Khazana - A Festival of Ghazals" will be so successful among the audience.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Partly cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the Met Office said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Parambrata wants audience to absorb 'Shonar Pahar'
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Parambrata Chattopadhyay's new directorial venture "Shonar Pahar" was not easy to make. The film has a 70-year and a seven-year-old protagonist. One played by veteran and temperamental Tanuja, the other by a child who never faced a camera -- excessive mood swings were expected on the sets.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BRICS media seek closer cooperation to enhance voice
Cape Town, July 19 (IANS) Leaders of media organisations from BRICS countries have met here in South Africa, seeking closer cooperation to make their voice heard on major international issues.
2018-07-19
Category: International, South Africa,Media,Politics,Diplomacy
Facebook to remove posts that spur violence
San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) Accused of helping to spur violence in countries like Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India, Facebook has said it will begin removing misinformation that leads to violence and physical harm.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Key Indian equity indices open in green
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) The key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher despite a muted trend in Asian markets.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
G.Noida building crash toll rises to 9; may still trapped
Greater Noida, July 19 (IANS) The death toll in the twin-building collapse here in Uttar Pradesh climbed to nine on Thursday, with five more bodies pulled out from the rubble of the residential apartments early in the day.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Shahid, Madhuri, Rekha attend 'Dhadak' special screening
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Makers of "Dhadak" hosted a special screening of their film here that was attended by a host of Bollywood celebrities.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 2,600 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra
Jammu, July 19 (IANS) A fresh batch of 2,617 pilgrims left Jammu on Thursday for the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
7 new events included in 2022 Winter Olympics
Lausanne (Switzerland), July 19 (IANS) Seven new events will be included in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has said.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Cliff Richard wins privacy case against BBC
London, July 19 (IANS) British singer Cliff Richard has won a privacy case against the BBC and has been awarded an initial £210,000 in damages in the legal battle with the UK public broadcaster.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IAEA inspection to Iranian university authorized: Minister
Tehran, July 19 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently inspected an Iranian university, Science Minister Mansour Gholami said on Wednesday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology,Education
'Batwoman' series in progress
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) American television network The CW has teamed up with DC's small-screen universe mastermind Greg Berlanti to expand the project of "Batwoman" Television series.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Guterres calls on world to draw inspiration from Mandela
United Nations, July 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on the world to draw inspiration from former South African President Nelson Mandela to build a better future.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Russian meddling still a threat, White House says
Washington, July 19 (IANS) The White House said on Wednesday that there is "still" a threat of Russian meddling in the US elections, claiming that president Donald Trump was not referring to that issue when he responded to journalists hours earlier.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Will Smith, family reunite for Italian Getaway
Rome, July 19 (IANS) After months of working in different parts of the world, actor Will Smith spent time with his during an Italian Gateway.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
7 killed, 4 injured in jeep crash in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) Seven people were killed and four others injured as a passenger jeep met an accident in Rukum district in the mid-western region of Nepal on Wednesday, police said here.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lily James didn't speak for a week before filming 'Mamma Mia 2'
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Actress Lily James went to extreme measures to make sure her voice was in tip-top shape before filming for "Mamma Mia 2".
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
White House buys two Air Force One planes for $3.9 bn
Washington, July 19 (IANS) The White House said on Wednesday it had signed a $3.9 billion contract with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to purchase two Air Force Ones.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
BRICS Media Forum opens in Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, July 19 (IANS) Leaders of media organisations from BRICS countries met here on Wednesday to discuss cooperation at the BRICS Media Forum that opened in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, South Africa,Media,Diplomacy
Ways to spruce up your home during Monsoon
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After months of sweltering heat, even the mention of the word 'monsoon tends to lift our spirits. One way to truly enjoy the constant showers is by sitting in the safe refuge of your home so jazz it up with nice decors.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump offers meeting requests to Rouhani: Iran
Tehran, July 19 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani received eight requests from his US counterpart for a meeting, presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi announced on Wednesday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Russia no longer targeting US elections: Trump
Washington, July 19 (IANS) President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he did not believe that Russia was still targeting US elections, contradicting the opinion of his director of national intelligence.
2018-07-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
BJP promised 'Suraaj' but delivered 'Kuraaj' in Rajasthan: Congress
Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) The BJP in Rajasthan had promised "Suraaj" (good governance) before coming to power in the state, but delivered "Kuraaj" (misgovernance) after forming the government, said the Congress on Wednesday
2018-07-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Bodies of two of 19 missing fishermen found in Bay of Bengal
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Bodies of two of the 19 missing fishermen were found in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday by rescuers, an official said.
2018-07-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Three injured in firing in Delhi market
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Two men were arrested for opening fire in a market area here, leaving three people injured, police said on Wednesday.
2018-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Migrants stranded off Tunisia amid new standoff, says NGO
Rome, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Forty migrants including two pregnant women are stranded off Tunisia after being picked up by a supply ship in international waters off Malta and "illegally transferred" to Tunisian territorial waters, activist organisation WatchTheMed Alarm Phone reported on Wednesday.
2018-07-19
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man shot by two bike-borne assailants
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A 28-year-old man, riding on his two-wheeler with his family, was injured after two unidentified men on a bike opened fire at him, police said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India reaffirms commitment to promoting blue economy
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Ahead of this year's Delhi Dialogue, the premier annual track 1.5 event to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between India and the Asean bloc, India on Wednesday reaffirmed it commitment to promote the blue economy.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Jana Bank begins operations
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) A micro-finance company-turned-Jana Small Finance Bank began operations on Thursday for greater financial inclusion.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Mamata tells party MPs to stay in Delhi for no-confidence motion, whip issued
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee instructing all Lok Sabha members of her party to stay put in Delhi and support Friday's no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, the party on Wednesday issued a whip to all its MPS to be present in the House during the discussions.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Spanish migrant rescue boat refuses to dock in Italy
Rome, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms will not allow its migrant rescue ship to dock in Italy as the country has "no safe port" where the survivor from a deadly shipwreck off Libya can come ashore give evidence to investigators, its director Riccardo Gatti said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajasthan allows relaxation in two-child policy
Jaipur, July 18 (IANS) The Rajasthan cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, on Wednesday, relaxed the two-child policy for state government employees, deleting the clause entailing compulsory retirement on birth of the third child.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Midnapore canopy collapse: Central teams visits PM's rally venue
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Two days after a makeshift canopy collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally site in West Bengal's Midnapore town, a team of Union Home Ministry officials on Wednesday visited the rally ground to look for the possible lapses that caused the accident.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat exports rise to Rs 660 billion
Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) Gujarats exports rose to Rs 660 billion this year compared with Rs 540 billion last fiscal, an increase of around 20 per cent, a state official said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
Work commences on another version of UDAN scheme: Minister
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union government has started work on another version of the air regional connectivity -- UDAN -- scheme for connecting tourist destinations, Parliament was told on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ishrat case: Court reserves order on discharge plea for August 4
Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) A Special CBI Court here on Wednesday reserved its verdict for August 4 on the discharge pleas of two retired police officers D.G. Vanzara and N.K. Amin in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan shootout case even as her mother strongly opposed the plea.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Incessant downpour continues in Saurashtra and south Gujarat, toll reaches 32
Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) Incessant heavy downpour continued on Wednesday in Gujarat's Saurashtra region, taking the death toll in the state to 32, officials said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Italy deports another Tunisian IS 'supporter'
Rome, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities expelled a 29-year-old Tunisian accused of supporting the Islamic State jihadist group - the second in less than a week, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Immigration/Law/Rights
Boeing, Vistara confirm agreement for up to ten 787 Dreamliners
Farnborough/New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing has said that India based passenger carrier Vistara has agreed to order six 787-9 Dreamliners, with options for four more jets.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Assamese and Malwi folk music performances at the IGNCA
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Folk music from Madhya Pradesh and Assam was rendered at the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA) here on Wednesday, as part of a three-day series, to bring to Delhi, fading music from all over India.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Cabinet approves BRICS MoU for Regional Aviation Partnership Cooperation
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) amongst BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations for a Regional Aviation Partnership Cooperation.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amarinder urges Sushma to ensure safety of Sikhs in Afghanistan
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take all possible steps to ensure the safety, security and well-being of Sikhs settled in Afghanistan.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diaspora
Shooter Jitu dropped from TOP scheme
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Star shooter Jitu Rai has been dropped from the latest list of sportspersons being supported by the much touted Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Plan to reduce sodium in snacks portfolio by 75% by 2025: PepsiCo India
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Snacks and beverage maker Pepsico India on Wednesday said it plans to reduce, by 75 per cent, the sodium content in products of its snacks portfolio by 2025.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Twitter records 115 billion impressions during FIFA World Cup 2018
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The FIFA World Cup 2018 drama not just unfolded on the pitch in Russia but was also played out on Twitter in a massive way.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Higher axle loads to improve efficiency; safety concerns should be addressed: SIAM
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Wednesday said that the recent central government notification increasing the maximum permissible axle loads on trucks will improve transport efficiency.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Matos steps down as Indian Arrows coach
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) developmental team Indian Arrows' coach Luis Norton de Matos, who also guided India during last years FIFA U-17 World Cup, stepped down from his post citing personal reasons on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Girona Fc names squad for India tour
Kochi, July 18 (IANS) Spanish La Liga outfit Girona FC on Wednesday announced its squad for the two pre-season matches in the Toyota Yaris La Liga World tournament, to be held between July 24 and 28.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Startup incubation centre unveiled in Karnataka's Huballli
Hubballli (Karnataka), July 18 (IANS) NITI Ayog Chairman Amitabh Kant on Thursday unveiled a startup incubation centre in this north Karnataka town to promote entrepreneurship in tier-2 and tier-3 cities.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Telangana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
LS passes Bill scrapping 'No detention' policy
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the amendment seeking revocation of 'no detention' policy in classes 5 and 8, enabling states now to allow schools to fail the child if he/she fails in either or both classes and withhold their promotion to the next standard.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Cabinet changes pre-NELP oil, gas block terms to boost output
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Cabinet on Wednesday made changes to the pre-1999 New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) oil and gas contracts to allow proportionate sharing of royalty and cess between the operators of an area, without putting the entire burden on state-run explorers ONGC and Oil India.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bengal suggests alternative devolution formula to Finance Commission
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday said it has suggested an alternative formula to the 15th Finance Commission for devolution based on locational complexities, social backwardness, continuation of revenue deficit grants and others.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Discount offers push India's June air passenger traffic higher
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Discount offers lifted India's domestic air passenger traffic by 18.36 per cent in June, official data showed on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Security agencies' owners, staff hold protest against GST rate
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Owners and employees of private security agencies held a silent protest here on Wednesday against the levy of 18 per cent GST on security services, a body representing them said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Ruckus in Lok Sabha as Tharoor says democracy betrayed
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday witnessed a ruckus when senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor held the ruling party responsible for the attack on his office in Kerala and issuing death threats. Ground rules of democracy are being betrayed by this party and its supporters, he said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Modi regime fascist, must be dethroned at any cost'
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Terming the Narendra Modi regime at the centre as a "fascist power" that is destroying the country's economy and creating hatred among people by fueling communal unrest, a section of Bengal's civil society on Wednesday appealed to the people to make removal of the BJP and RSS from power as their topmost priority.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Lahiri banking on experience to succeed at British Open
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 18 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri believes the feel-good factor will stand in his favour when he makes his sixth attempt at The 147th British Open starting here on Thursday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Bill to ban unregulated deposit schemes introduced in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A bill that provides for a comprehensive mechanism to ban unregulated deposit schemes and protect the interest of depositors was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Introduction of anti-human trafficking bill a 'resounding victory': Satyarthi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi termed the tabling of anti-human trafficking Bill on Wednesday a "resounding victory", saying that if passed, it will be one of the most comprehensive anti-trafficking laws in the world.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Agnivesh says attack was planned, Minister calls him fraud
Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday alleged that the brutal attack on him in Jharkhand was "pre-planned" and sought a judicial probe into it while a state Minister dubbed him a "fraud".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mindtree net up 30% annually, slips 13% quarterly
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) IT services firm Mindtree on Thursday reported a Rs 158 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2018-19, registering 30 per cent annual growth but 13 per cent decline sequentially from last quarter.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Two Indians in all women South Pole expedition
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Two Indians - a ramp model and a student - are all geared up for a all-women South Pole expedition to be led by a septuagenarian Guinness World Record holder Briton Janice Meek starting end December, the duo said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports,Human Interest/Society
BMW Motorrad India launches two bikes in sub-500 cc segment
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) BMW Motorrad India on Wednesday launched two new bikes -- G 310 R and G 310 GS -- in the sub-500 cc segment.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC irked with Centre, states' lethargic approach on pending criminal appeals
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday was irked with Centre and state governments for their "lethargic approach" in dealing with large number of pending criminal appeals and failure to appoint ad-hoc judges.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Junior Badminton Asiad: Indian girls shine on opening day
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS) Junior shuttlers drew mixed response for India on the opening day of the Asia Junior Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
India, US to enhance cooperation in homeland security
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India and the US on Wednesday agreed to maintain sustained interactions to enhance their cooperation in homeland security, an official statement said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Sonia, Rahul pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on birth centenary
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her successor Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday paid tributes to South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela on his birth centenary.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Waterbody gives way to banquet hall: BJP
Ghaziabad, July 18 (IANS) A waterbody in Ghaziabad gave way to a banquet hall and its original size was substantially reduced by influential politicians who took over the area, a group of BJP leaders alleged on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
NRC registration process in Assam discriminates against Bengali-speakers: activists
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) With the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to be published at the month end, an activist group on Wednesday termed the registration process as being "motivated and discriminatory" towards the Bengali-speaking people of the state.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Actual sugarcane FRP hike is Rs 6, not 20: Agri activists
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government's decision on Wednesday to increase the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane for 2018-19 (October-September) season by Rs 20 to Rs 275 for a quintal comes with a rider that the new rate will be applicable only when the recovery rate is 10 per cent.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Real Madrid chief expects to bolster squad with strong new signings
Madrid, July 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez said on Wednesday that he expects to bolster the squad with strong new signings in the summer transfer window, while speaking at the presentation of new defender Alvaro Odriozola.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Full-back Odriozola says surreal feeling to sign for Real Madrid
Madrid, July 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's newest full-back Alvaro Odriozola said on Wednesday that his road to joining the record European football champions has been surreal.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Trump offers fresh defence of summit with Putin
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, a day after trying to do damage control, offered a fresh defence on Wednesday of his summit with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, by saying that his widely panned news conference was appreciated by "many people at the higher ends of intelligence".
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
4th leg of 3x3 Basketball League in Chennai on July 21-22
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The fourth leg of the 3x3 Basketball League (3BL) will be held here on July 21 and 22.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
LS to take up no-trust motion against Modi government on Friday (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA government and the Opposition dug in for a showdown in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday admitted a no-confidence motion and said it would be taken up on Friday for discussion and voting.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fear grips residents in Greater Noida after building collapse
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) People living in the Shahberi village in Greater Noida saw a dark dust cloud in the sky on Tuesday evening as they ran out of their houses thinking that it was an earthquake, not realising that two buildings in the area had collapsed.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parliament nod to bill for merger of subsidiary banks with SBI (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Parliament has approved the bill to merge six subsidiary banks with the State Bank of India (SBI) with the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday clearing the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Student says priest hugged her, temple says no evidence
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) The management of Shree Mangueshi temple has said it could not come across "dependable evidence" after a Goan-origin medical student in the US complained of inappropriate behaviour by a priest in June.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi SC/ST board to bring welfare schemes to masses: Minister
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Wednesday said that the newly-elected 144-member Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Welfare Board will ensure schemes will reach community members across the city.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Singapore Open: Defending champ Praneeth bows out, Sourabh advances
Singapore, July 18 (IANS) Defending champion B. Sai Praneeth crashed out of the Singapore Open while Sourabh Verma advanced to the next round here on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Badminton
Central Kerala badly hit by rains, 16 dead
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) The death toll in Kerala in the heaviest rains in five years and floods has touched 16, with unabated rains badly affecting life in the central districts of Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
ED names former IAF chief among 34 in AgustaWestland charge sheet
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a supplementary charge sheet in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal against 34 individuals and foreign and Indian companies including former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi, his two cousins, advocate Gautam Khaitan and Italians Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
South Africa celebrates Mandela's 100th birth anniversary
Johannesburg, July 18 (IANS) South Africans celebrated their late President Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary on Wednesday, remembering the life and legacy of the anti-apartheid leader and the country's first black President through solidarity events, art and sport.
2018-07-18
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Reading of poetry on Dalit experience held
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Elements of protest, resistance, pride and assertion of identity can be discerned from Dalit writings in English, said Sahitya Akademi Secretary K. Sreenivasa Rao at a "Dalit Indian English Poets' Meet" here.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
India, US discuss bilateral defence ties
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Indian and American defence officials on Wednesday discussed how to strengthen defence trade ties and create opportunities for co-production and co-development of military equipment even as the two countries are locked in a row over the US sanctions against Russia that have affected defence deals between New Delhi and Moscow.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
JK Tyres Q1 net profit at Rs 64.24 crore
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Tyre manufacturer JK Tyres and Industries on Wednesday reported a net profit of Rs 64.24 crore for the April-June quarter of 2018-19.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Display registration numbers on VVIP's cars: HC
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that every vehicle, including that of top constitutional authorities, should display the registration number.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India's June domestic air passenger traffic up 18%
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 18.36 per cent in June, official data showed on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC rejects CJAR's plea against Rs 25 lakh cost imposed on it
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea which sought the recall of its order imposing cost of Rs 25 lakh on NGO CJAR while junking a plea for court-monitored SIT probe into the allegation of graft involving a retired judge of Orissa High Court.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bangladesh appoint McKenzie as batting consultant
Dhaka, July 18 (IANS) Former South Africa international Neil McKenzie was appointed the Bangladesh batting consultant until next year's ICC World Cup in England and Wales, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Bandhan Bank net profit up 47.5% in Q1
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Bandhan Bank on Wednesday reported a 47.5 per cent increase in net profit to Rs 481.71 crore in the quarter ended on June 30 as compared to Rs 327 crore in the corresponding period last year.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Strictly implement ban on Chinese 'manjha', directs Delhi
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday directed the Delhi pollution board to strictly implement the ban on Chinese 'manjha' (kite string) in the city during the upcoming festive season.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Unesco Director General seeks global debate on AI
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Unesco Director General Audrey Azoulay on Wednesday called for a worldwide debate on the consequences of large-scale use of artificial intelligence (AI).
2018-07-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
Chandran Mitra resigns from BJP
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha member Chandan Mitra has resigned from the party, a source said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
North Korea, South Korea to unify in 3 sports in Asian Games
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS) Athletes from the North Korea and South Korea will jointly compete in three sports during the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia later this year, the Olympic Council of Asia confirmed on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Will be home on Wednesday, mason told wife hours before death
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) Little did Ranjana realise that she was talking to her husband Rajneesh Bhuimali, 36, on the phone for the last time when he called to inform her that he won't be home on Tuesday evening as usual.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Motta named PSG's U19 coach
Paris, July 18 (IANS) Retired Italian midfielder Thiago Motta has been named coach of Paris Saint-Germain's U19 squad.
2018-07-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
106 contracts signed under defence 'Make In India': Government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said 106 contracts were signed in the last three and half years with local vendors for procurement of defence equipment amid mounting critcism that not even one big project could take off in what was billed as one of the cornerstones of the 'Make in India initiative.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Olympic Council of Asia praises Indonesia's Asiad preparations
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS) The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has praised Indonesia's preparations for the upcoming Asian Games, a top official of the council said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Other Sports
Barcelona B-team joins in training for 2nd week of pre-season
Sant Joan Despi (Spain), July 18 (IANS) Barcelona's B-team joined the first team at Wednesday's training, the second week of pre-season practice held at the club's Joan Gamper Sports City here.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sisodia reviews Delhi's first 'Green Budget' meeting
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Chairing Delhi's first "Green Budget" review meeting on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the work of installing solar panels, promoting clean fuel and planting 30 lakh trees in Delhi is on track.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ethiopia starts its first commercial flight to Eritrea
Addis Ababa, July 18 (IANS) Ethiopia's first direct commercial flight to Eritrea in 20 years took off on Wednesday, marking a further step in the two East African countries' peace and reconciliation process after several decades of bitter enmity.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Duleep Trophy begins on Aug 17, Ranji Trophy from Nov 1
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that the 37-team Raji Trophy championship will be held from November 1, 2018 to February 6, 2019 after the conclusion of the Vijay Hazare and the Deodhar Trophy 50-overs tournaments.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Centre pressuring officers to stall projects in Delhi: Sisodia
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday hit out at the Centre for "defying" the Supreme Court orders and pressuring officers working with the Delhi government to stall its projects.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Funding dogs global women entrepreneurs from scaling businesses'
Toronto, July 18 (IANS) Women entrepreneurs worldwide face funding challenge to scale their businesses due to investors' trust deficit in the success of their firms, said some of them at a global women entrepreneur summit here.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Canada,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Committee on formation of Legislative Council in Odisha to submit report soon
Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) A special committee constituted for the proposed Odisha Legislative Council will submit its report to the state government soon, said Transport Minister and Chairman of the committee Nrusingha Sahu on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Indian Air Force to join 'Pitch Black' warfare exercise in Australia
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is for the first time participating in the multinational "Pitch Black" warfare exercise in Australia.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
BYPL to procure 100 MW wind power at competetive rate
New Delhi,, July 18 (IANS) City electricity distribution company (discom) BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL), supplying to central and east Delhi, on Wednesday said it has signed a power sale agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India to procure 100 MW of wind power at competitive rates.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Cabinet approves scheme for freeing prisoners
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a remission scheme for certain categories of prisoners, including women, transgender, and physically disabled, under which they will be set free on satisfying the given criteria.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hamas to halt flaming kite attacks on Israel
Gaza, July 18 (IANS) Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza strip, has announced it will gradually halt the launch of incendiary kites and balloons towards Israel, the media reported.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Diplomacy
Tantrik held for duping woman
Gurugram, July 18 (IANS) A self-styled 'tantrik' has been arrested for allegedly cheating a woman of her gold and cash while he pretended to free her husband from ghosts, police said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cancel Lalu's provisional bail, demands Bihar Deputy CM
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded the cancellation of the provisional bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court to RJD chief Lalu Prasad for "violating the bail's terms and conditions".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC asks Centre to take PIL on petrol price as representation
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wenesday directed the Centre to treat as a representation a PIL seeking the sale of petrol and diesel at reasonable prices instead of letting the oil companies increase the rates exorbitantly.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
RS to discuss Andhra special status next week
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha will discuss the implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and special assistance package next week.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No secret deals reached between Putin, Trump: Russian envoy
Moscow, July 18 (IANS) The Presidents of Russia and the US did not arrive at any secret agreements during their summit in Finland, the Russian Ambassador to the US said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
LS passes Bill allowing detention of school children
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the amendment seeking revocation of 'no detention' policy in classes 5 and 8, enabling states now to allow schools to fail the child if he/she fails in either or both classes and withhold their promotion to the next standard.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
'Beyhadh' child actor Rakshit enters 'Mere Sai'
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actor Rakshit Wahi, who featured in "Beyhadh", will play the grown-up version of Tatya in the show "Mere Sai".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Cancel Lalu's provisional bail, demands Bihar Deputy CM
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded the cancellation of the provisional bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court to RJD chief Lalu Prasad for "violating the bail's terms and conditions".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bill on death for raping children below 12 to be presented soon: Cabinet
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to present a bill in the Parliament, proposing death sentence for rapists of children below the age of 12.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
19 more officers arrested in Assam's cash-for-job scam
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Assam Police on Wednesday arrested 19 government officers for their alleged involvement in the multi-crore cash-for-jobs scam, taking the number of total arrests in the case to 55.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Ghana discuss development cooperation, people-to-people ties
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India and Ghana discussed development cooperation and people-to-people ties among other issues and signed two agreements following a delegation-level meeting headed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Botchwey here on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Bengal suggests alternative devolution formula to Finance Commission
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government has suggested an alternative formula to the 15th Finance Commission for devolution based on locational complexities, social backwardness, continuation of revenue deficit grants and others, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
'One direction' back together to judge 'X Factor'
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) It is confirmed that Robbie Williams, Ayda Field, Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell would be judging this year's "X Factor"
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
DoT receives 40-50 mn consumer complaints annually: Telecom Secretary
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) receives 40-50 million complaints a year, DoT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said here on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
EU slaps record $5 bn fine on Google, Pichai says will appeal
Brussels, July 18 (IANS) Accusing Google of illegally using Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of its search engine, the European Commission on Wednesday imposed a record fine of 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) on the tech giant, which said it would appeal against the decision.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Daily exercise may boost your heart even in polluted areas
London, July 18 (IANS) People who continue with their regular physical activities may have reduced risk of first and recurrent heart attack even in the areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, a new study suggests.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Four killed, many trapped as building collapses into another in Greater Noida (Roundup)
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) At least four persons were killed and several others trapped under the debris of two residential buildings that collapsed in a village in Greater Noida -- one of the fast-developing real estate hubs on the outskirts of Delhi, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vohra orders debarring of 'dubious' traders from cross LoC trade
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N.Vohra on Wednesday ordered that re-verification of all traders engaged in cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade should be undertaken and those with dubious credentials should be debarred from engaging in this trade.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves scheme for freeing prisoners
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a remission scheme for certain categories of prisoners, including women, transgender, and physically disabled, under which they will be set free on satisfying the given criteria.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Poetry on Dalit experience read aloud
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Elements of protest, resistance, pride and assertion of identity can be discerned from Dalit writings in English, said Sahitya Akademi K. Sreenivasa Rao at a "Dalit Indian English Poets' Meet" in the Capital on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
One injured as bomb goes off in Allahabad
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) A child was injured when a bomb exploded in a garbage dump in Allahabad on Wednesday, police said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LOTS Wholesale Solutions unveils first India store
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Cash and carry firm LOTS Wholesale Solutions on Wednesday unveiled its first wholesale distribution centre in India.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rescued boys from Thai cave make public appearance
Bangkok, July 18 (IANS) Twelve boys and their soccer coach who were last week rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand after becoming trapped spoke to the media for the first time on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
No-trust move: Who says we don't have the numbers, says Sonia
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday exuded confidence in mustering the required strength for the success of Opposition's no-confidence motion to be taken up in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 150 shops gutted in fire at Pakistan's market
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) At least 150 shops were gutted in a high-intensity fire that broke out in a weekly market in the Pakistani capital on Wednesday, officials said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Government confident of defeating no confidence motion
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) With Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepting the no confidence motion moved by the opposition on the opening day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the government on Wednesday expressed confidence of defeating it.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PETA asks OLX, Quikr to end animal sale
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) PETA India has called on e-commerce sites -- OLX and Quikr -- to end the sale of live animals, saying this kind of trade treats them as unfeeling commodities and puts them at risk of being purchased by abusive people.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
UK's Triumph sells 701 Street Triple motorbikes in India
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) British motorbike maker Triumph Motorcycles on Wednesday announced it has sold 701 of its Street Triple series motorbikes in India which are now available in two new colours.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UltraTech Cement Q1 standalone net profit down 33%
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Aditya Birla Group company UltraTech Cement on Wednesday reported a decline of 33 per cent in its standalone net profit for the first quarter of 2018-19.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US tariff war to adversely affect international trade: China
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) China on Wednesday continued its attacks on the trade war launched by the US on its exports and said that it would harm global confidence in the economy and growth of international trade.
2018-07-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Domestic political uncertainty subdues equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Domestic political uncertainty in the wake of a no-confidence motion against the central government dragged the equity indices lower on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Parliament nod to bill for merger of subsidiary banks with RBI
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Parliament has approved the bill to merge six subsidiary banks with the State Bank of India (SBI) with the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday clearing the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Golf: Louis Philippe Cup to start from July 31
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) The Louis Philippe Cup, a co-sanctioned professional golf tournament by the Asian Development Tour (ADT) and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will start from July 31, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Libyan Coast Guard sank boat, left woman, toddler to drown
Rome, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Libyan Coast Guard left two women and a small boy aboard a boat they intercepted during a rescue operation and sank it, causing one of the women and the child to drown, Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arm said on Tuesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security
MiG-21 crashes in Himachal, pilot dead
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Wednesday during a test flight in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, killing its pilot, officials said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Railways offer 10% rebate in less patronized trains: Gohain
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said that in a bid to improve the occupancy of less patronized trains, the Indian Railways is offering 10 per cent rebate in the basic fare in all trains on vacant berths or seats after preparation of first Reservation Chart.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Anupam Kher travels in metro for first time (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher travelled in the metro for the first time and described it as a great experience.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australia's BBL goes IPL way
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) The forthcoming edition of Australia's domestic T20 cricket tournament -- Big Bash League (BBL) -- will witness an increase in the number of matches and duration when it kicks off on December 19 this year, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
11 Afghan journalists killed in six months
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) Eleven Afghan journalists and media workers have been killed in the first half of the year amid deteriorating security, an independent media safety group said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Israel,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Golfer Neha takes one-shot lead in 9th Hero WPGT
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) Neha Tripathi shot an impressive two under 70 to grab a slender one-shot lead on the first day of the ninth leg of the Hero Womens Pro Golf Tour at the Eagleton Golf Resort on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Law panel examining scope of sedition law: Government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Law Commission is considering the scope and ambit of the law on sedition, in order to ascertain under what circumstances it can legitimately be invoked, parliament was told on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
13 members of Wild Boars football team released from hospital
Chiang Rai (Thailand), July 18 (IANS) Twelve boys and their football coach, who last week were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand, were discharged from hospital on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Football
IRCTC to set up new kitchens, upgrade existing ones: Minister
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In order to upgrade quality of food served on trains, the IRCTC is to set up new kitchens and upgrade existing ones, parliament was told on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
MPs object to extra charges for window seats on flights
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MPs on Wednesday demanded to know why airlines were charging extra for preferential seats on flights, and sought a ceiling on the steep hikes in fares just before the departure.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
OMC becomes official partner of Hockey Men's World Cup 2018
Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) will be the official partner for the Hockey Men's World Cup 2018, scheduled to be held from November 28 - December 16 at Kalinga Stadium here.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Delhi government vows to light up dark spots around metro stations
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) After a Delhi resident's campaign highlighting womens safety issues around metro stations went viral, PWD Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday committed the government to lighting up the dark spots within a kilometre's radius of all metro stations.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Kohli retains top ODI spot, Root shoots to No.2
Dubai, July 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli held on to his No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI player rankings for batsmen, but had a new man just after him with England Test skipper Joe Root vaulting to the No.2 spot at the end of the three-match rubber.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
EU slaps Google with record $5 bn fine over Android
Brussels, July 18 (IANS) The European Commission on Wednesday imposed on Google a record 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) fine for illegally using Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google's search engine.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Belgium,Technology,Business/Economy
Parrikar retort: Should I enter your stomach to check if fish safe?
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Badgered by media over the safety of the fish sold in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar snapped back at a journalist, asking if he should enter the reporter's stomach to check the fish he had eaten.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Government ups sugarcane FRP to Rs 275
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the government on Wednesday sweetened its deal for the sugarcane farmers: it approved a Rs 20 per quintal increase in the minimum price that sugar mills will have to pay to farmers for the 2018-19 season starting October.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
180 new line projects taken up by railways: Government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said the Indian Railways took up 180 new line projects with 34 new lines in Bihar.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
No decline in cargo container business post GST: Gohain
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said that there has been no decline in the cargo container business after implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last year.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Jumping to 5th spot in world hockey rankings a big boost: Sreejesh
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) India's men's hockey team captain P.R. Sreejesh says that jumping to the fifth spot in the world rankings has come as a big confidence-booster ahead of the 2018 Asian Games and the FIH World Cup later in the year.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Contempt notice served on UP's top bureaucrat
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Wednesday issued four contempt notices against Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar for defying its order for disposing of the representations of IPS officer Amitabh Thakur who is facing departmental enquiries.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hardline Islamic groups contesting Pakistan's general elections
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Some of Pakistan's hardline Islamic groups, who defend the blasphemy law and have been accused of playing a role in global terrorism and murders of religious minorities, are contesting the July 25 general elections, triggering concerns of further radicalization of the conservative country.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
China warns US against Taiwanese minister meet
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) China warned the US government on Wednesday against top US officials meeting Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Minister who is on a visit to Washington.
2018-07-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
10-year-old Indian boy denied Australian visa
Canberra, July 18 (IANS) A 10-year-old Indian boy has been refused an Australian visitor visa for a third time as the Department of Home Affairs feels he does not have "employment or financial incentives" to return back home.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bill against human trafficking introduced in LS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A Bill seeking to prevent trafficking, especially of women and children, provide rehabilitation to the victims and prosecute offenders was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung refrigerator with Bixby control, touchscreen now in India
Gurugram, July 18 (IANS) Revolutionising the Indian refrigerator industry, Samsung Electronics on Wednesday unveiled its Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled refrigerator "Family Hub 3.0" in India for Rs 280,000.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Technology
Cabinet approves 70 lakh scholarships for minorities
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the provision of 70 lakh scholarships to students from the minority communities under its pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means based schemes till the year 2020.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Maldives Traders Union hails Yameen's economic policies
Male, July 18 (IANS) The Maldives Traders Union on Wednesday hailed President Abdulla Yameen's economic policies, calling them the best when compared to those of other candidates in the upcoming presidential elections.
2018-07-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Government increases sugarcane FRP to Rs 275
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a Rs 20 per quintal increase in the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane to Rs 275 for the 2018-19 season starting October.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tyrese Gibson wants to end feud with Dwayne Johnson
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) Singer Tyrese Gibson has taken one step towards squashing his beef with actor Dwayne Johnson following their public spat about the future of the "Fast & Furious" franchise by admitting he went too far.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tata Motors to supply electric vehicles to Cognizant
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors on Wednesday said that it will supply Tigor electric vehicles (EVs) to professional services company Cognizant.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Impress your peers with perfect sneakers on first day of college
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The first day at college is probably the most important day of your life. To make sure you look your best start it off with a bang. Just like your clothes, invest time on shopping right footwear too.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Parrikar bans fish imports for 15 days, evades queries on use of formalin
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Refusing to clarify whether the fish from neighbouring states contained formalin, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday banned the entry of fish consignments into the state for 15 days.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Rahul thanks Stalin for support on Women's Reservation bill
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday thanked DMK leader M.K. Stalin for supporting him on Women's Reservation Bill.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
JSW Steel likely to complete expansion at Dolvi by 2019 end
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) JSW Steel, which is working on doubling capacity at its unit in Maharashtra's Dolvi to 10 million tonnes per annum at an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore, is expecting to complete the expansion project by end 2019, an official said here Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
S. Korea begins search for new men's football team coach
Seoul, July 18 (IANS) South Korea has begun its quest to find a new head coach for the men's football team after suffering an early exit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2018-07-18
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
Terrorist violence sees new high in J&K in last three years: MHA
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A total of 256 incidents of terrorist violence -- a steep hike from 2017 and 2016 -- have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in just six months of 2018, Home Ministry data presented in Parliament on Wednesday revealed.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Trendiest jackets, blazers to enhance your outfit
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The decades keep on passing by, the trends keep on turning outdated and modern, but the blazers have never grown obsolete for women. They are the real game-changers in current affairs of the fashion world so make the right choice.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Domestic political uncertainty subdues equity indices
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Domestic political uncertainty in the wake of a no-confidence motion against the central government dragged the equity indices lower on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Leverkusen's Pohjanpalo sidelined for months due to injury
Berlin, July 18 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen's striker Joel Pohjanpalo will be out of action for a long period, the Bundesliga club said.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Government increases sugarcane FRP to Rs 275
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a Rs 20 per quintal increase in the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane to Rs 275 for the 2018-19 season starting October, sources said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Neha Sharma roped in as face of jewellery exhibition
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Neha Sharma has been roped in as the face of jewellery exhibition Glamour.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Watch 'Mulk' instead of calling me anti-Hindu based on trailer: Anubhav Sinha
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who has reacted strongly to the trolls who have labelled him anti-Hindu based on the trailer of his forthcoming film "Mulk", says people should watch the full movie before making statements.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PFRDA invites bids from actuaries for APY gap funding valuation
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) on Wednesday invited expressions of interest (EOI) from reputed actuaries and actuarial firms for valuation of the gap funding under the government's Atal Pension Yojana (APY).
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hima's historic gold rejuvinates sleepy Assam village (Societal Feature)
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Not many in the country would have been familiar with Kandhulimari village in Dhing -- a small town situated approximately 20 kilometers from Nagaon district headquarters, narrowed by a land-eating Brahmaputra -- until 18-year-old sprinter Hima Das scripted history by clinching a 400 metres gold at the IAAF World U-20 Championships at Tampere in Finland last week.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Athletics
LS admits no confidence motion against Modi government, discussion on Friday
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted a no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition against the Narendra Modi government and said that discussion and voting on it will take place on Friday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GST Council to decide when GST can be levied on petroleum products: Government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The petroleum products are "constitutionally included" under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) but it is the GST Council which includes Finance Ministers of all states that would decide when petrol, diesel etc can be brought under its regime, parliament was told on on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
MiG-21 crashes in Himachal, pilot missing
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed on Wednesday during a routine sortie in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, officials said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Air India divestment not possible in near future: Government
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Government on Wednesday ruled out disinvestment of Air India in the "immediate near future," though it said it remains committed to completing the process.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mandela: Beyond a revolutionary, statesman and moral symbol (July 18 is Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary)
Sentenced in 1964 to a life term for rebellion, he spent three decades in jail, mostly in a damp concrete cell on an island prison, physically and verbally harassed by wardens and made to break stones and then quarry lime, he sustained himself with the poem "Invictus" ("..I am the master of my fate,/I am the captain of my soul.")
2018-07-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Central Kerala badly affected by rains
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) Unabated rains over the past few days have badly affected normal life in Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki districts in Kerala. At least 14 people have died in the past 10 days.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Will not allow any dilution in SC/ST Act: Rajnath
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured the Rajya Sabha that the government will not allow any dilution in any of the provisions of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste Prevention of Atrocities Act.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab to cap tenure of lower police officials
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) To break the alleged nexus among lower rank officials and bring transparency in their functioning, Punjab Police decided to cap the tenure of middle and lower rung police officials in the state.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Katie Holmes, Jamie Foxx step out for dinner date
New York, July 18 (IANS) Actor, singer and songwriter Jamie Foxx went out on a dinner date with actress Katie Holmes here amid rumours that the elusive couple who have never publicly acknowledged their relationship may have broken up.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Filipinos grapple as heavy rains lash country
Manila, July 18 (IANS) Normal life was hit in the Philippines as heavy rains induced by Tropical Storm Henry continued to pound the country on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Darshan Raval unveils song for monsoon lovers
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Singer Darshan Raval on Wednesday released his "rain" song "Baarish lete aana", which is for all people who love the monsoon and those who have been in love or got their hearts broken.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Analysis: Best XI of World Cup
Moscow, July 18 (IANS) It is called the world's biggest sporting event as every way you look at it, the 2018 FIFA World Cup did not disappoint. Dramatic late goals, unexpected results and the tension created by the Video Assistance Referee are just some of the elements that will ensure this tournament is likely to always hold a special place in the hearts and minds of fans who witnessed it.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Greater Noida buildings collapsed after weekend house warming party
Greater Noida, July 18 (IANS) Shiv Trivedi, 25, threw a house warming party on the weekend when he and his mother moved into his new home in the now collapsed Greater Noida building. His sister-in-law with her one-year-old daughter stayed back to help him manage his "dream house".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tunisia forward Khazri joins Saint-Etienne
Paris, July 18 (IANS) Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne has announced the arrival of Tunisia forward Wahbi Khazri on a four-year contract until 2022.
2018-07-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Gomez steps down as Panama football team coach
Panama City, July 18 (IANS) Hernan Dario "Bolillo" Gomez, who helped Panama to book its first-ever World Cup berth, has stepped down as the national football team's head coach.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
ED names former IAF chief among 34 in AgustaWestland chargesheet
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal against 34 individuals and foreign and Indian companies including former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi, his two cousins, advocate Gautam Khaitan and Italians Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Heroin seized in Bengal, one arrested
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) personnel have seized 450 grams of heroin in West Bengal's Murshidabad district and arrested one person in this connection, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Construction of new stadium on track for Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) Construction work for the new Olympic Stadium here for the 2020 Olympic Games is progressing on schedule and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, the organizers claimed on Wednesday during a media tour of the games village under construction.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Four asphyxiated to death in Haryana
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Four persons were killed due to suspected gas poisoning at a biogas plant in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Wednesday, police said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Symantec introduces threat isolation tech to thwart email attacks
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Cybersecurity giant Symantec Corp on Wednesday introduced a new solution based on threat isolation technology which blocks advanced email attacks on end user devices.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
Pant gets maiden call; Shami back for first 3 England Tests
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was on Wednesday picked as the second choice stumper as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recalled pacer Mohammed Shami in the 18-member squad for the first three Tests of the five-match rubber against England.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tripura CM allays fears over performance review
Agartala, July 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said his state government's plan to review government employees' performance must not be cause of any worry about the fate of their service.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Hockey: India U-23 play out 1-1 draw vs Belgium
Antwerp (Belgium), July 18 (IANS) India's U-23 men's team were held to a 1-1 draw by Belgium in their third round robin match of the Five Nations Tournament here.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Hockey
Smelling coffee may boost your analytical skills
New York, July 18 (IANS) If you love the fragrance of coffee, there are high chances of better performance in analytical tasks, a new study has found.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
All about emotions at India's 1st transgender poets' meet
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Poignant pieces of verse kept the audience in a thrall as Kolkata organised the country's first 'Transgender Poets' Meet' here.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Investors' backlash forces Musk to say sorry over 'pedo' remark
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from investors amid falling Tesla stock, Elon Musk on Wednesday apologised to famed British cave explorer Vern Unsworth for calling him a "pedo" after he saved 12 boys and their coach who were trapped in a cave in Thailand.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Eat dinner before 9 pm to lower risk of breast and prostate cancer
London, July 18 (IANS) Having your last meal before 9 pm or at least two hours before going to bed could lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer, suggests a new study.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
MH17 victims' kin lash out at 'bully' Trump
Canberra, July 18 (IANS) The parents of three Australian children who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine have condemned US President Donald Trump for his refusal to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin to account over the tragedy.
2018-07-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google's Rajan Anandan joins TiE Delhi-NCR to foster start-ups
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Rajan Anandan, Vice President, South East Asia and India, Google, on Wednesday took an additional responsibility of the Delhi-NCR Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi-NCR) as its President to nurture the Indian start-up ecosystem.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bandhan Bank net profit up 47.5% in Q1
Kolkata, July 18 ( IANS) Bandhan Bank on Wednesday reported a 47.5 per cent increase in net profit to Rs 481.71 crore in the quarter ended on June 30 as compared to Rs 327 crore in the corresponding period last year.
2018-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
MiG-21 crashes in Himachal
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, officials said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Kerala CM-led all-party delegation to meet Modi
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will lead an all-party delegation that will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and discuss various issues concerning the state.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Agnivesh a fraud, got himself attacked: Jharkhand Minister
Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) Jharkhand Urban Development Minister C.P. Singh on Wednesday said that Swami Agnivesh "is a fraud" and he conspired to get himself attacked.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Air Force One to get red, white and blue paint job: Trump
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced a plan to change the blue and white colour scheme of the iconic Air Force One and give it a bold new paint job in red, white and blue colours as part of a series of upgrades to the presidential aircraft.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Man kills parents over pension money
Patna, July 18 (IANS) A man allegedly shot dead his parents over a dispute on pension money in Patna district on Wednesday, the police said.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New book draws parallels between human body and change
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Charting the dynamism of human body and mind, writer-doctor Gavin Francis traces the linkage between mankind and its inevitable transformation in his book "The Shapeshifters: On Medicine and Human Change".
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Miss Deaf Asia wants to go to Italy, walk at world fashion show
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Deshna Jain, a 20-year-old girl from Tikamgarh who has become Miss Deaf Asia and the third runner-up of Miss Deaf International held in Taiwan, says that the platform has given her a new boost and she now wants to go to Italy and participate in fashion shows globally.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Childhood abuse may up endometriosis risk in adulthood
New York, July 18 (IANS) Getting physically and sexually abused as a child may increase the risk of endometriosis -- a gynaecological disorder characterized by chronic pelvic pain and painful periods -- during adulthood, a new study suggests.
2018-07-18
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Election integrity forces Twitter to delay account verification process
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Looming elections in Pakistan, the US, Brazil and India have forced Twitter to shelve its public account verification programme as the micro-blogging platform is busy tackling the spread of fake news and misinformation, the company said on Wednesday.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Make guidelines to blacklist defaulter builders: SC
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to come out with proper guidelines within two weeks to blacklist builders, contractors and architects found to have constructed buildings against sanctioned plans.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Agnivesh seeks judicial probe into his thrashing
Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday demanded a judicial probe into his thrashing by suspected rightwing activists and said the attack was pre-planned.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA arrests Maoist member in Jharkhand arms case
New Delhi/Ranchi, July 18 (IANS) The NIA on Wednesday said it has arrested a member of a banned Maoist organisation during its ongoing probe into seizure of over 1,100 Aadhaar cards and arms in March.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shaleen Bhanot looking for positive roles
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Actor Shaleen Bhanot says he has not played a "quintessential hero" for the longest time so he would like to play that first.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mine N Yours back with third edition
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Mine N Yours, a luxury wedding show, is back with its third edition and the two day event will start from July 27 at The Grand.
2018-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion

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