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Tejpal trial: Victim's cross-examination adjourned
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) Additional district and sessions judge Kshama Joshi on Wednesday adjourned the cross-examination of the victim in the rape case involving former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal to November 11.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Huawei ships 20 cr smartphones in 2019 in record time
Shenzhen, Oct 23 (IANS) Riding on the back of cutting-edge technology and design, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) on Wednesday announced it has shipped 20 crore smartphones in 2019 (handsets shipped till date), in a record time despite the US trade ban.
2019-10-23
Category: International, China,Technology
Bhumi: 'Bala' tries busting India's fetish for fair skin
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Bhumi Pednekar's dusky appearance in the upcoming film "Bala" met with a lot of online criticism when the film's trailer was launched. The actress says the film does not intend to make fun of dark skin. Rather, it tries to break the bias or obsession that people have with fair skin in India.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
After Cabinet OK on illegal colonies, Gambhir taunts AAP
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Soon after the Union Cabinet's decision to give ownership rights to a slew of unauthorised colonies in Delhi, politics took over on the issue on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI books ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) In more troubles for Congress, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday registered a case against former Uttarkhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat for allegedly buying support of rebel MLAs in 2016.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Great honour' to be BCCI President: Ganguly
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday became the first cricketer in 65 years to take charge as full-time BCCI President after Maharaja of Vizianagaram in 1954. Ganguly termed it as a matter of 'great honour'.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
'Bigg Boss 13': Devoleena slaps Shehnaaz, enrages fans
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) In a leaked clip of the controversial reality show "Bigg Boss 13" Devoleena Bhattacharjee reportedly slaps Shehnaaz Gill during a task. This has got social media users enraged, with many demanding the makers of the show to "throw Devo out".
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mohun Bagan confers life membership to Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) City soccer giants Mohun Bagan on Wednesday conferred their Life Membership to Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee after club officials met him at his residence.
2019-10-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Goal against Real Madrid was most important: Martin Braithwaite
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) Striker Martin Braithwaite feels the onus is on him now to deliver the goods after Spanish LaLiga side Leganes reportedly made him the most expensive signing in the club's history in this summer's transfer window.
2019-10-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Sara Ali Khan's bikini pics during Lankan vacay are an Insta rage
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actress Sara Ali Khan's bikini photos while on a Sri Lankan vacation are scorching social media.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cong asks Raj govt to amend contentious rule on Mayor election
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Congress has asked the Rajasthan government to amend the contentious rule which allows virtually anyone to fight mayoral elections. The issue was the latest flashpoint between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who had questioned his own government's decision on election to the posts of urban local bodies.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet allows all companies to enter fuel retail business
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday liberalised the fuel retail policy by allowing all companies to enter the fuel retail segment.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AAP, BJP up the ante to woo Purvanchali voters
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are trying to woo the Purvanchalis in the national capital as they gear up for the Assembly polls.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iran welcomes Turkey-Russia deal on Syria
Tehran, Oct 23 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday welcomed a recent deal between Turkey and Russia aimed at keeping Kurdish forces away from Syria's border with Turkey.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Men with breast cancer face high mortality rates: Study
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Men with breast cancer are more likely to have lower overall survival rates than their female counterparts, a study said.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cabinet grants ownership rights to 40 lakh people in Delhi's unauthorised colonies
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to give ownership rights to 40 lakh people living in unauthorised colonies across the national capital.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Spanish federation decides date for postponed El Clasico
Madrid, Oct 23 (IANS) The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Wednesday decided that the first 'El Clasico' of the season between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid should be played on December 18.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
JLF releases first list of authors for 2020 extravaganza
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Described as the "greatest literary show on Earth", the 2020 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will take place from January 23-27 at the historic Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
B'desh PM has consented to come, no problem with tour: Ganguly
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Newly-elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday reiterated that Bangladesh will tour India next month as per schedule as their Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has "given her consent" to attend the second Test match to be held in Kolkata.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Diplomacy,Cricket
Cook talks climate change at sustainability non-profit event
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook presented the keynote speech on climate change at the Ceres 30th Anniversary Gala in New York.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Technology
Cabinet nod to BSNL-MTNL merger, VRS, 4G spectrum allocation
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the much-awaited 4G spectrum allocation to ailing telecom PSUS -- BSNL and MTNL -- and gave in-principle approval to their merger while allowing them to raise sovereign bonds of Rs 15,000 crore for their revival.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala to produce fruit-based wine,low alcohol liquor
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (IANS) The Kerala government on Wednesday accepted a report submitted by the Kerala Agricultural University to make wine and low alcohol content liquor from fruits.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
IAF Chief R K S Bhadauria to visit Oman
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria will visit Oman to witness the ongoing joint air exercise between India and Oman, defence ministry officials said here on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Abhijit Banerjee to relive Presidency days in January
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) It would be Yesterday Once More for Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee in January when he returns to his alma mater Presidency University (Presidency College when he was a student there) to receive the distinguished alumnus award as also for an informal get together with his then teachers and contemporaries.
2019-10-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Education
Yogi announces Rs 15 lakh, house for Tiwari's family
Lucknow, Oct 23 (IANS) UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of Rs 15 lakh for the family of slain Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cabinet nod to regularisation of Delhi's unauthorised colonies, 40 lakh to benefit
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) In what comes as an Diwali gift for over 40 lakh people living in unauthorised colonies of the national capital, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved regularisation of these colonies.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Bigg Boss 13' house to get more celebrities?
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actress Rashami Desai is already locked in the "Bigg Boss" house and her rumoured beau Arhaan Khan is expected to join her soon as a wild-card contestant in the house of "Bigg Boss 13".
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cong, BJP join locals to oppose proposed marina in Goa
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) A proposed marina project in the picturesque Nauxi bay in North Goa is facing stiff resistance from local residents as well as the BJP and the Congess, all of whom say that it will impact the livelihood of fishermen.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Restricted development zone around Goa airport reduced
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy has reduced the restricted development area for new constructions around Goa's Dabolim international airport from a radius of 20 km to 4 km around the aviation facility, after a meeting with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Airport Authority of India and other officials, state Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho said on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Politics
39 bodies found in lorry container in Essex, driver held
London, Oct 23 (IANS) A murder investigation has been launched after 39 people were found dead in a lorry container in UK's Essex on Wednesday, reports said.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Bengaluru college under lens for abetting student's suicide
Bengaluru, Oct 23 (IANS) Investigation has been initiated against a privately-run college for allegedly abetting the suicide of a harassed student, the police said on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Cabinet approves cadre review of ITBP
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the cadre review of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), an exercise that was pending for almost 18 years.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Don't think question of dual captaincy arises: Ganguly
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Newly-elected BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday brushed aside the need for dual captaincy in the Indian team, saying Virat Kohli and Co. are the best team in the world right now and there is no need to change anything.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Akshay Kumar never discouraged me from imitating him: Lookalike Vikalp Mehta
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Akshay Kumar's lookalike Vikalp Mehta has garnered more than 1.4 million views on his YouTube channel for recreating the superhit "Shaitan ka saala" song from "Housefull 4". Vikalp says the 53-year-old superstar has never discouraged him for imitating him unlike many other actors.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Auto companies aid Sensex in finishing in the green
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) The Sensex closed higher on Wednesday, supported by gains in the auto sector which got a boost after better than expected results by Bajaj Auto.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India issues travel advisory for tourists visiting Turkey
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) India on Wednesday issued a travel advisory for the Indian travellers visiting Turkey advising them to exercise "utmost caution" during their journey to the transcontinental nation following tensions with the United States.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Yogi govt restricts use of crackers on Diwali
Lucknow, Oct 23 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has restricted cracker time on Diwali to two hours.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rebel Cong MLAs stay away from Priyanka's workshop
Rae Bareli, Oct 23 (IANS) Two rebel Congress legislators from Rae Bareli, Aditi Singh and Rakesh Singh, have chosen to stay away from party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's two-day workshop in her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi's constituency.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Morgan urges budding cricketers for Abu Dhabi T10 talent hunt
Abu Dhabi, Oct 23 (IANS) Cricket World Cup-winning England skipper Eoin Morgan has urged young cricketers to join him in the Abu Dhabi T10, as the global talent hunt programme to select eight budding cricketers gets underway.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
China's pursuit of cosmic rays
Beijing, Oct 23 (IANS) The Chinese scientists are constructing a cosmic ray observation station on an area equivalent to 200 soccer fields in China's southwest Sichuan Province, 4,400 meters above sea level.
2019-10-23
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Odisha pitches for investment in food processing sector
Bhubaneswar, Oct 23 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday invited potential investors to invest in the food processing sector in the state.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Metro to start from 4 am on Oct 31 for 'Run for Unity'
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Delhi Metro services will start running from 4 a.m. from all terminal stations across the national capital on October 31 to facilitate 'Run for Unity' event participants, a government statement said on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ALERT: India issues travel advisory for travellers to Turkey
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2019-10-23
Category: International, Iraq,
ALERT: Cabinet approves much-awaited revival plans for ailing PSUs BSNL & MTNL
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2019-10-23
Category: International, Iraq,
Esper arrives in Baghdad as Iraq denies US troops' stay
Baghdad, Oct 23 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday made a surprise visit to Baghdad, two days after a convoy of US troops withdrawing from Syria crossed into Iraqi Kurdistan.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
53,84,057 tonnes paddy procured in Punjab
Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS) Government agencies and private millers have procured 53,84,057 tonnes of paddy or 86 per cent of the total produce in Punjab, the government said on Wednesday. A payment of Rs 4,695.65 crore has been made.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
It's more than just stadiums: Ganguly on low turnout for Tests
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday emphasised on the fact that Test cricket needs revisit in order to make it more popular among the fans.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
iPhone SE 2 may ship with improved antenna design
San Francisco, Oct 23 (IANS) Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that the upcoming iPhone SE 2 will be equipped with a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) antenna design for improved wireless transmission.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
I have to keep getting better: Joe Root
London, Oct 23 (IANS) England Test skipper Joe Root's sole focus may be on Test cricket but the 28-year-old is simultaneously not taking T20I cricket lightly and feels he will have to get better even in the shortest format of the game.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Global slowdown impacts local artisans in Rajasthan too
Jaipur, Oct 23 (IANS) If local artisans are to be believed, they are passing through the worst crisis of their lives with the global slowdown impacting their export orders and the recently levied taxes on textiles opening up export avenues for neighbouring nations.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy
D'Decor Rugs launches 'Rugnovate' campaign
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) DDecor has unveiled its new creative campaign Rugnovate, featuring Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Kangana Ranaut not starring in B'wood remake of 'Aadai': Producer
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut has not been approached for a Hindi remake of the recent Tamil thriller "Aadai", it was confirmed on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
No recent transgression on India-China border: ITBP DG
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Noting that India and China have a very good understanding and mechanism to solve problems on the border, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Director General Surjeet Singh Deswal on Wednesday said that no "transgression" incident occurred in the recent past and the status quo is well maintained.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Two girls escaped from Bihar shelter home still at large
Motihari, Oct 23 (IANS) Even two days after four girls went missing from a state-run shelter home in Bihar's Motihari, two of them are still absconding as on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 names to look out for on poll results day
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) With less than 24 hours for the EVM strongrooms to open and vote counting to begin, here is a list of the key candidates to watch out for in the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hong Kong withdraws controversial extradition bill
Hong Kong, Oct 23 (IANS) Hong Kong on Wednesday formally withdrew a controversial extradition bill that sparked months of unrest in the island nation and also released the murder suspect whose case triggered the city's mass protests.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
5 start-ups selected for 'NetApp Excellerator' programme
Bengaluru, Oct 23 (IANS) Data storage and management company NetApp on Wednesday announced the names of five new-age disruptive start-ups for its flagship "NetApp Excellerator" programme.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Champions don't finish quickly, proud to have Dhoni: Ganguly
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Questions around former India skipper M.S. Dhoni refuses to die down and while nobody is sure if he will don the gloves again for the national team, newly elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that Dhoni will be respected and what he thinks will matter.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Malaika Arora puts on dancing shoes for b'day bash
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) It was a fun night for dancer Malaika Arora, who celebrated her birthday with friends on Tuesday night here. She burnt the dance floor with her amazing moves and so did her rumoured beau Arjun Kapoor.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dev Patel: 'Hotel Mumbai' is about unlikely heroes
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) "Slumdog Millionaire" actor Dev Patel says "Hotel Mumbai" is a tale of humanity and unlikely heroes, and that's what makes it special.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Taliban say new intra-Afghan talks to be in China
Kabul, Oct 23 (IANS) The Taliban said on Wednesday that they would be sending a delegation to China for a new round of intra-Afghan talks next week following the failure of negotiations with the US.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Janhvi Kapoor steps out with price tag attached to outfit
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor was recently clicked wearing a dupatta with a price tag on it. Netizens were quick to spot the fashion faux pas and crack jokes about it.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nevada's Christine to storm India
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) After creating a niche for herself in the US, Nevada-based singer, actor and designer Christine Storm is all set to establish herself in India. The national recording artiste is going to launch her clothing line and is in talks for collaboration with Indian singers.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Hollywood's tryst with real-life rivalries
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Box office rivalries are quite common in showbiz, but Hollywood is going a step further and opening chapters of real-life rivalries etched in the history on the big screen.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Urgent need for mandatory immunity for victims in India'
Sonipat, Oct 23 (IANS) Speaking on study of the victims of crime and the psychological effects of their experience in India, Ravi Nair, Executive Director of the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC), on Wednesday said that there is an urgent need for mandatory implementation of compensation and official immunity to facilitate victim aid in the country.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
MP ranks high on crime against women
Bhopal, Oct 23 (IANS) With the reopening of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data to public after a year's break crime figures have started startling people. The ostensible reason for the inaccessibility of data was the proposed merger of NCRB with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D).
2019-10-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kohli most important man of Indian cricket, will support him: Ganguly
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday put his weight firmly behind skipper Virat Kohli, saying the captain is the most important person in the sport and he will get everything he needs to take the team to the pinaccle of success.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Delhi HC grants bail to Congress leader Shivakumar
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Congress leader and former Karnataka minister D. K. Shivakumar in a money laundering case.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Praveen Kumar wins gold in wushu World Championship
Shanghai, Oct 23 (IANS) Praveen Kumar beat Russel Diaz of Philippines in the 48kg category to become the first Indian man to win a wushu World Championships gold on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Odisha to receive rainfall under influence of low pressure
Bhubaneswar, Oct 23 (IANS) A well marked low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal has triggered heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha while the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said showers may continue for the next three days.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Court accepts NIA terror funding charge sheet against Yasin Malik, others
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Wednesday accepted charge sheet filed in terror funding case against Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik and others.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nawazuddin's brother Shamas 'super excited' to direct 'Chalta Purza'
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's brother Shamas Nawab Siddiqui, who is set to make his Bollywood directorial debut with "Bole Chudiyan", has announced his second film. Titled "Chalta Purza", it is a family entertainer.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress to boycott TV debates on poll results
New Delhi , Oct 23 (IANS) With the much awaited results of the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections on Thursday, the Congress has decided to boycott television debates.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
It's raining cabinet status posts in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 ( IANS) At a time when Kerala is passing through tough financial times, the state cabinet meeting held here on Wednesday upgraded the position of Advocate General with cabinet rank, taking the total number of people outside the Kerala cabinet having cabinet status to five.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Kerala,National
Why was whistleblower letter not disclosed? BSE to Infosys
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) The Bombay Stock Exchange on Wednesday sought a clarification from Infosys over the non-disclosure of the whistleblower complaint which alleged the company's top brass was involved in unethical practices for several quarters.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Deptts told to curb expenditure growth estimates
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Finance Ministry has asked all departments/ministries to limit their demand for the next two fiscal years (FY 2020-21 and 2021-22) to a 5-7% growth of the previous year's allocation and provisional actuals for the preceding fiscal (2018-19) under the Medium Term Expenditure Project.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Club Factory tops Google Play Store downloads in September
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) E-commerce player Club Factory has become the most installed app globally on Google Play Store in the "Shopping" category in September with close to 13.8 million installs, new data showed on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Survey to decide BJP's CM face in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The BJP is likely to decide within a month on whether or not it will to go into the Delhi Assembly elections with a chief ministerial face, as a survey is underway for the purpose.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tamil star Vijay's new film 'Bigil' gets Twitter emoji
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Tamil star Vijays forthcoming release "Bigil" on Wednesday became the fourth Tamil film to get a Twitter emoji.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
39 bodies found in lorry container in London
London, Oct 23 (IANS) The bodies of 39 people have been found in a lorry container here in the UK. Police have arrested the 25-year-old driver from Northern Ireland on suspicion of murder, the BBC reported.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SBI, OBC plan Diwali gifts after improved performance
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Public sector banks (PSBs) here like the State Bank of India (SBI) and the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) are planning to give festival gifts to their employees.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Rubrik opens Cloud data R&D centre in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 23 (IANS) Multi-Cloud data control firm Rubrik on Wednesday announced the opening of an R&D centre in Bengaluru that will help global businesses harness the value of data with local, high-caliber engineering talent.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Pakistan announces women squad for Bangladesh T20Is
Lahore, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member women squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Bangladesh.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Sadhvi Prachi: Western UP is mini-Pakistan
Meerut, Oct 23 (IANS) After claiming to be under threat from jihadi groups, firebrand Hindu leader Sadhvi Prachi on Wednesday said that western Uttar Pradesh has turned into a mini-Pakistan.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Happy to fulfill Lodha Panel's wish to get ex-players into BCCI: Rai
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai demited office on Wednesday as per the diktat of the Supreme Court and the new office bearers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took over the reins. But for Rai, the biggest takeaway is having four former cricketers in the Apex Council of the board.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rapper Cardi B in 'Fast & Furious 9'
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B has joined the cast of "Fast & Furious 9", which brings back Vin Diesel as franchise mainstay Dominic Toretto.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India's mean fixed broadband download speeds rises 16.5%
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Mean fixed broadband download speeds in India have risen by 16.5 per cent during the second quarter (Q2) and third quarter (Q3) of 2019 and topped 34.07 Mbps in September while country-wide Internet speeds were expected to increase, US-based broadband speed tester Ookla said on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
No Special Bench to be made on Mopa airport construction: SC
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused a Goa government plea seeking to constitute a special bench for urgently hearing the petition seeking the resumption of construction work for the Mopa international airport.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Elephants dying of hunger, thirst in drought-hit Zimbabwe
Harare, Oct 23 (IANS) A big relief operation is underway at one of Zimbabwe's best-known game parks where elephants are starving to death because of drought.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Environment/Wildlife
Bengal Governor questions 'state permission' to officials to attend meet
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday questioned the absence of the MP, MLA, Panchayat leaders and top district officials of North 24 Parganas from a high level meeting that he convened in the district on Tuesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trump accused of flashing 'middle finger' at female astronaut
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has found himself at the centre of a fierce controversy after he was seen scratching his forehead with his middle finger when a female NASA astronaut corrected him during a video call to the International Space Station (ISS).
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sonia calls meeting of party leaders on Oct 25
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of senior party leaders on Friday after the results of Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana are out.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Narcos' star Wagner Moura to visit India during IFFI
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, best known for his role of Pablo Escobar in "Narcos", is set to visit India in November, as a guest at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Rohit emulates Kohli, Gambhir after stellar SA show
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the third India batsman to reach the top 10 in all three formats of the men's game after a memorable series against South Africa in which he donned the role of Test opener.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Explosion near BJP MLA's residence in Farrukhabad
Farrukhabad, Oct 23 (IANS) An explosion on Wednesday near the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Major Sunil Dutt Dwivedi in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh created panic among locals.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Jamshedpur FC's Aniket lives ISL dream after making debut
Jamshedpur, Oct 23 (IANS) It was not long ago that a 14-year-old Aniket Jadhav was passing balls to the likes of Pritam Kotal and Lenny Rodrigues in the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
ED summons another Congress leader in Shivakumar case
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) In more troubles for former Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader D. K. Shivakumar, who has been arrested in a money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday summoned another party leader Vijay Mulgund for questioning.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kiccha Sudeep: Arnold is original action legend
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actor Kiccha Sudeep feels Hollywood's Arnold Schwarzenegger is the "original action legend", saying he has grown up watching him on the big screen and hearing about his struggles and achievements.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Southern Cinema
Kamlesh Tiwari was stabbed 15 times, shot in the face: Autopsy
Lucknow, Oct 23 (IANS) The post mortem report of Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari has revealed the gruesome manner in which he was murdered on October 18. Tiwari was stabbed 15 times, shot in the face and there was attempt to slit his throat. Under no circumstance the killers wanted Tiwari to survive.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BBL takes leaf out of IPL, introduces strategic break
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) It is an integral part of the Indian Premier League and strategic breaks will now also be seen in the Big Bash League. The 2019-20 season will see the introduction of the break, but only one per innings. The batting team will be allowed to pick the timing of the break between overs 7 and 13 for 90 seconds. The IPL though has two strategic breaks in each innings.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Smart light bulbs can hack your personal information
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Smart bulbs are expected to be a popular purchase this holiday season. But could lighting your home open up your personal information to hackers? Now a new study from an Indian-origin researcher shows that the hacker's next prime target could be that smart bulb.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
OnePlus announces offline partnership with Redington (India) Limited
Bangalore, Oct 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus on Wednesday announced its partnership with Redington (India) Limited, global IT and mobility distributor.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
US urged to save Hindu principal charged with blasphemy in Pak
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) As Pakistan's blasphemy laws guarantee the death penalty or life imprisonment, it has become common for radical Islamic groups in that country to slap blasphemy charges on locals who are unwilling to convert, a Sindhi-American human rights activist has told a US Congressional panel, and cited a case of the anti-Hindu violence that broke out in Sindh's Ghotki last month over a false blasphemy charge on a Hindu school principal.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
SC to hear plea on Mumbai CRZ after Diwali break
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that after Diwali vacation, it will hear a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order that quashed the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) approval for the Rs 14,000 crore coastal road project in Mumbai.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cong, JMM MLAs, ex-bureaucrats join BJP in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Opposition in Jharkhand suffered a jolt on Wednesday after some prominent legislators of the Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Mukti Morcha (JMM) joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-10-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind wiped out from Kashmir: J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh on Wednesday said the Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind outfit has been completely wiped out from Kashmir with the killing of three militants, including the terror group's top commander Hamid Lelhari in an encounter in Awantipora on Tuesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Khalid Mohamed and writing a lonely novel
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) His answers reach you in whispers amidst artwork by some of the best-known masters. He says it makes sense to choose National Gallery of Modern Art for a meeting, as he wants to see if MF Husains work is still being displayed. "Blame it on the fact that I was a journalist for such a long time. Its just impossible for me to let go of a potential story," laughs author, scriptwriter and filmmaker Khalid Mohamed, who is in the Capital for the launch of his first novel 'The Aladia Sisters, published by Om Books International.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Nevada's Christine to storm India
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) After creating a niche for herself in the US, Nevada-based singer, actor and designer Christine Storm is all set to establish herself in India. The national recording artiste is going to launch her clothing line and is in talks for collaboration with Indian singers.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Kochi, Madhya Pradesh in top travel list from India
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) Kochi, a city in Kerala, and the state of Madhya Pradesh are the only destinations that have made it to the travel guide brand Lonely Planets top travel destinations for 2020.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Feroz Abbas Khan directs Shakespeare-inspired play
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) After a grand Broadway-style musical 'Mughal-e-Azam', noted theatre director Feroz Abbas Khan will return to stage with a musical inspired by William Shakespeare's classic, 'Romeo and Juliet'.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Mehzabeen' inspired by festivals
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) Designer Abhinav Mishra recently showcased his latest winter/festive collection at his first ever couture show 'Mehzabeen which saw Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja as the showstopper.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Shield your home from Diwali smoke
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) The ambient air pollution in Indian cities, especially Delhi and other northern regions, have been reported to be one of the worst in the world. Come Diwali and the air quality further deteriorates because of a culmination of various factors at the same time -- incessant burning of firecrackers, burning of crop stubble, cooling of temperatures causing inversion and change in wind directions.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
5 must have beauty products for this festive season
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) With the festive season around the corner, it is the perfect time to toss away your old products and treat yourself to some fresh releases. Here is a list of beauty products that deserves a spot atop your vanity this festive season.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Your month-long routine to get wedding-fit
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) Coming right after sweets-loaded festivities, the wedding season is a joy knocking at our doors. As you approach the happiest day of your life -- or of your friends or relatives -- theres no harm in indulging in some fitness to look your best.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ganguly will prove to be an asset for BCCI: Shukla
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday hailed Sourav Ganguly being formally elected as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), saying the former India captain will prove to be an asset for the board.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Facebook use may not make kids depressed: Study
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) The amount of time spent on social media is not directly adding to the anxiety or depression issues in teenagers, say reseachers from Brigham Young University.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Kerala bypolls: All parties keep fingers crossed
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (IANS) With just a day left for counting of votes to the five Kerala Assembly bypolls, the state's three political fronts are burning the midnight's oil to see if they stand a chance, but exit polls by TV channels make contrasting predictions.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
HK officially withdraws controversial extradition bill
Hong Kong, Oct 23 (IANS) Hong Kong on Wednesday officially withdrew the controversial extradition bill, which sparked over 20 weeks of protest and civil unrest pitching the island nation in a political turmoil.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HRW urges Chile to respect human rights
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged the government of Chile to respect human rights while containing protests that have already left 15 people dead.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Abhishek Nayar draws curtains on his first-class career
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Mumbai all-rounder Abhishek Nayar, who represented India in three ODIs, has brought an end to his first-class career.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pak terror hurt Kashmiri Muslims most: Journalist to Congressional panel
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) The Kashmiri Muslims have suffered the most from the terrorist attacks by Pakistan-sponsored militants and this was being ignored by the Western media and activists, Indian journalist Aarti Tikoo Singh has told a US Congressional hearing.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,National,Media,Politics
Top MHA men review Maoist threats in Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Witnessing the Maoists' attempts to expand its bases, Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and CRPF Director General Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and top officials of Intelligence Bureau have visited and revived command operation centres in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, sources said.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Morgan, Zaheer join Sony Network in countdown to T10 League
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) have launched its campaign for the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2019, "Dus Over Dhuaandaar, Cricket Kaa Naya Avataar" that will take place from November 15-24.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Chidambaram moves HC seeking bail in INX Media money laundering case
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Finance minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking bail in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Snow leopard counting to begin, plan to double numbers
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday that a protocol has been decided among the member countries to be the roadmap for enumeration of snow leopards.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Musk tweets using SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet
San Francisco, Oct 23 (IANS) SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has successfully used an internet connection provided by companys Starlink constellation of broadband satellites to post two tweets for his nearly 29 million followers.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tripura police to arrest ex-chief secy from Delhi in PWD scam
Agartala, Oct 23 (IANS) The Tripura police on Wednesday said it was taking steps to arrest former state chief secretary Y.P. Singh in connection with the multi-crore PWD scam in which former PWD minister Badal Choudhury and former PWD Chief Engineer Sunil Bhowmik have already been arrested.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SEBI challenges SAT order on Price Waterhouse
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Securities Exchange and Board of India (SEBI) has moved the Supreme Court against the Securities Appellate Tribunal's decision to quash a two-year ban on international auditing firm Price Waterhouse due to its role in the Satyam Computer Services' fraud case.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sourav Ganguly takes over as BCCI chief
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday was formally elected as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Delhi's snatcher gang wanted in 90 cases busted
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) A gang of notorious snatchers were nabbed from the heart of the national capital as the Delhi Police carried out an early morning encounter in the Connaught Place area. One of the gang members is still at large.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RSS chief's 5-day workshop for saffron outfits in Haridwar from Oct 30
Dehradun, Oct 23 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat will conduct a five-day workshop of organisation heads of all saffron outfits at Haridwar's Premnagar Ashram from October 30.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Abdelkarim Hassan handed 5-month suspension for misconduct
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) Abdelkarim Hassan, Asia's reigning player of the year, has been handed a five-month suspension after he confronted a referee in the Asian Champions League semifinals.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Mbappe youngest to score 15 Champions League goals
Bruges (Belgium) Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Kylian Mbappe has become the youngest player to score 15 goals in Champions League, surpassing Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Justice Mishra to stay on bench hearing Land Acquisition Act case
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea seeking recusal of Justice Arun Mishra from its five-judge Constitution bench hearing pleas linked to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act case.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Stopping Libra will give China an edge: Zuckerberg
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is going to tell the US Congress that restricting its digital currency Libra will give China headway in this space which is already working on such projects.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Apple premieres 'See', coming to Apple TV+ on Nov 1
San Francisco, Oct 23 (IANS) Apple premiered its upcoming futuristic thriller "See" at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California and from November 1 its first three episodes will be available on Apple TV+.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
After reptiles, Pak singer threatens Modi with suicide attack
Lahore, Oct 23 (IANS) After threatening to unleash reptiles on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir, Pakistani pop singer Rabi Pirzada is now warning him with a suicide attack.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
US assures India of 'partnership', as Congress members criticise Kashmir restrictions
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) While US President Donald Trump's Administration gave a reassurance that relations with India was a partnership and that it does not take a position on the revocation of Kashmir's special constitutional status, India's restrictions on communications and movement there have been criticised harshly by several members of US Congress.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Apple Watch detects hard fall, saves man's life in US
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) In yet another example why you should wear an Apple Watch while travelling, a man in the US has credited the device for saving his life after he fell over a steep cliff and the Watch called 911 after detecting a hard fall.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Technology
Sonia Gandhi visits Tihar Jail to meet D.K. Shivakumar
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday morning visited party leader D.K. Shivakumar at the Tihar Jail here. She was accompanied by party General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka K.C. Venugopal.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nawaz Sharif serious, son alleges poisoning in jail
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's condition continues to be serious and his son has alleged that his father is being poisoned in jail, Dawn newspaper reported.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
47 attorneys general join anti-trust probe against Facebook
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Facebook, 47 attorneys general in the US have officially joined an investigation into Facebook for its anti-competitive market practices.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Encounter in Delhi, snatcher gang busted
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Sounds of gun shots broke the silence of early Wednesday morning in the heart of the national capital as the Delhi Police nabbed a group of snatchers from the Connaught Place area.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP govt to spend Rs 133 cr on Deepotsav, now a state event
Lucknow, Oct 23 (IANS) The much-publicised 'Deepotsav' in Ayodhya later this week will now be an official function and the Uttar Pradesh government will bear the entire expenses of the event. A decision to this effect has been taken by the state Cabinet.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Lawyers teach cops a lesson on traffic rules
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 23 (IANS) Policemen who themselves flout traffic rules, got a taste of their own medicine when a group of lawyers in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district deflated the tyres of their vehicles. The lawyers also took away the keys of some of the vehicles.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ayodhya: 'Sundar Kand' recital to ensure favourable verdict
Prayagraj, Oct 23 (IANS) As the date for the verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute inches closer, saints and seers have held a recitation of the 'Sunder Kand' from "Ram Charit Manas" at a temple here on the banks of Sangam in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
CISF jawan poisons wife, attempts suicide
Aligarh, Oct 23 (IANS) A CISF jawan attempted suicide after allegedly poisoning his wife to death on Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP MLA accuses AMU of removing party flag from car
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Dalbir Singh has accused the staff at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) of removing the party flag from his vehicle when it entered the university campus on Tuesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Markets open in the red on Wednesday
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Never felt better in my life: Kohli
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Virat Kohli has been India's batting mainstay ever since he announced himself on the international stage.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Softbank takes control of WeWork, invests fresh $5bn
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Japan-based tech giant Softbank has infused $5 billion in new financing into the struggling co-sharing workspace company WeWork.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Technology
Tiwari's killers went to Bareilly after Lucknow murder
Bareilly, Oct 23 (IANS) The cleric who was arrested from Bareilly by the Anti-Terror Squad of Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari's murder, has confessed that the accused killers had visited him.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hate posts: 32 FIRS registered in 72 hrs in UP
Lucknow, Oct 23 (IANS) Thirty two FIRs have been registered in the past 72 hours in Uttar Pradesh related to hate posts on the social media, following the murder of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Is Dushyant Chautala rising force in Haryana?
Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS) Is Dushyant the rising force in Haryana among the politically diminished Chautala clan of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lals state party Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)?
2019-10-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
Maha-results: Opposition - hurling into a black hole?
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) As the EVMs begin to show their vote-count on October 24, Maharashtras Opposition parties are in trepidation as a cacophony of exit polls have predicted an easy victory for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Nationalist politics seems to have worked again for BJP in Haryana
Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS) The BJP, which is predicted by most Exit Polls to retain power in Haryana with a brute majority, seems to have reaped benefits by playing up the nationalist issues besides being helped by divisions in Congress and partition of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).
2019-10-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
HK releases murder suspect who sparked protest crisis
Hong kong, Oct 23 (IANS) Hong Kong has released from prison the murder suspect whose case triggered the city's mass protests and led to a diplomatic row. Chan Tong-kai, 20, is accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan last year before fleeing back to Hong Kong.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Turkey says it sees no need for new operation in northern Syria
Ankara, Oct 23 (IANS) Turkey sees no need to launch a new offensive in northern Syria outside the area it already controls, the Turkish Defence Ministry said Wednesday after the US reported the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the border area.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Maha-results: Opposition in gloom as Lotus set to bloom
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) After the Maharashtra Assembly elections got over on Monday, more than half a dozen exit poll surveys have predicted a decisive return for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine and a near-total rout for the Opposition Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Graeme Smith elected as honorary member of MCC
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has been awarded honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for his outstanding achievements in cricket.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Qatar to expand key airport in preparation for FIFA WC 2022
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) Qatar has announced a project to expand the Hamad International Airport to handle over 60 million passengers as part of its preparation for World Cup 2022.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
With Brexit in 'purgatory', Johnson may seek election
London, Oct 23 (IANS) With next to impossible for the British Prime Minister to be able to stick to his Halloween deadline for Brexit, Boris Johnson will now push for a general election if the EU proposes to delay exit of the UK from the European Union until January, No 10 Downing Street has indicated.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'Fire in New Zealand's Auckland may impact APEC conference'
Auckland, Oct 23 (IANS) A massive fire at the Auckland Skycity Convention Center construction site has been continued to rage on for over 24 hours on Wednesday, which would impact the 2021 APEC conference.
2019-10-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese military official meets Russian, Serbian defence ministers
Beijing, Oct 23 (IANS) Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, has met respectively with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin who were here for the ninth Beijing Xiangshan Forum.
2019-10-23
Category: International, China,Defence/Security
80 charged after riots at Malta migrant centre
Valletta, Oct 23 (IANS) Eighty migrants were arraigned in court in Malta, charged with having participated in Sunday's riots at their detention centre, which saw cars set ablaze and offices trashed.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Morocco, US agree to bolster cooperation on fighting terrorism
Rabat, Oct 23 (IANS) Morocco and the United States have announced that they agreed to "sustain cooperation to defeat terrorist groups."
2019-10-23
Category: International, Malta,Politics
'No one can obstruct Palestinians from holding general polls'
Ramallah, Oct 23 (IANS) A senior Palestinian official has stated that no one has the right to veto or intervene in the holding of general elections in the Palestinian territories.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Two Iraqi police generals killed in militant attack
Baghdad, Oct 23 (IANS) A general commander of an Iraqi police division was killed alongside five of his men, including a brigadier general, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror organization in the Middle Eastern country's Saladin province.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism
Egypt expresses concern over allegation on Nile dam dispute
Cairo, Oct 23 (IANS) Egypt said that it was shocked and "follows up with great concern" the reported statement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that hinted at military option in resolving the dispute over a Nile dam.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security
Syrian president supports Russia-Turkey memorandum : Kremlin
Sochi, Oct 23 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad supported a memorandum reached by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following their talks, the Kremlin said.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
'Made In China', faulty in parts (IANS Review; Rating: * * & 1/2)
"Made In China"; Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Boman Irani, Mouni Roy, Amyra Dastur; Direction: Mikhil Musale; Rating: * * & 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2019-10-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US Senate approves North Macedonia to NATO
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) The US Senate overwhelmingly approved North Macedonia's accession to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation).
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Chileans take to streets to protest for 15th consecutive day
Santiago, Oct 23 (IANS) Thousands of people in Chile took to the streets again for the 15th consecutive day to protest against the government amid emergency decrees and new curfews in several parts of the country.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Iraq,Immigration/Law/Rights
UN urges Iraq to prevent violence, enable peaceful protests
Baghdad, Oct 23 (IANS) The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) called on the Iraqi government to take concrete steps to prevent human rights violations and enable peaceful demonstrations in the future.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security
Croatia hails EC's decision on Schengen Area accession: PM
Zagreb, Oct 23 (IANS) Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic welcomed here European Commission's (EC) decision that the country had met technical requirements for Schengen Area accession.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Croatia,Politics
Sarah Jessica Parker: I'm not a crazy shopper
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) The "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker isn't a huge fan of shopping. In fact, she says shopping sometimes can give her anxiety.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UK lawmakers back Johnson's Brexit deal, but want more time
London, Oct 23 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson managed to garner the preliminary support of Parliament for his Brexit agreement, but the body rejected the Conservative leader's plan to pass the necessary enabling legislation in the space of just three days.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
US stocks close lower amid earnings
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) US stocks closed lower as investors digested a batch of corporate earnings reports.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Russia, Turkey adopt memorandum over situation in Syria
Sochi, Oct 23 (IANS) Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Tusk to recommend EU27 to grant extension for Brexit
Brussels, Oct 23 (IANS) Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, said that he would recommend the 27 member states of the European Union to grant an extension for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the bloc.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Russia, Turkey adopt memorandum over situation in Syria
Sochi, Oct 23 (IANS) Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security
Julie Andrews says therapy saved her life
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Veteran actress Julie Andrews has opened up about therapy. She says it saved her life, in a way.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar rises amid falling sterling
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) The US dollar appreciated in late trading amid declining sterling on the backdrop of renewed Brexit fears.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
14 gunmen killed in encounter in Burundi
Bujumbura, Oct 23 (IANS) At least 14 gunmen who had entered the Burundian territory from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) were killed in clashes with security forces in northwestern Burundi, a spokesperson of Burundi's security ministry said here.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Burundi,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN to focus on prevention of resumed fighting in Syria
United Nations, Oct 23 (IANS) Marking the end of the five-day Turkish truce in northeastern Syria, the United Nations' aim is for weapons to remain silent, a UN spokesman said.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
British PM's Brexit timetable rejected by parliament
London, Oct 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was defeated in a vote on his Brexit timetable, meaning his government could push for a general election.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'Wounds' is a horrific tale of cellphone abuse (Review; Rating: * *)
"Wounds" (Netflix film); Cast: Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, Zazie Beetz; Direction: Babak Anvari: Rating: * *(two stars)
2019-10-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
British PM's Brexit timetable rejected by parliament
London, Oct 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was defeated in a vote on his Brexit timetable, meaning his government could push for a general election.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Kurdish forces leave Syria border area
Beirut, Oct 23 (IANS) Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria have withdrawn from the Turkish border area in line with a ceasefire pact drawn up between Turkey and the United States, which is due to expire in a matter of hours.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Lebanon,Defence/Security
Nicki Minaj secretly weds Kenneth Petty
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj's fans were in for a shock when they read her latest Instagram post, where she has revealed that she has already secretly married Kenneth Petty.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Katrina Kaif: Always wanted to start make-up brand
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif, who recently launched her make-up brand KayByKatrina, says she always wanted to start her own make-up brand as she has ample knowledge of the subject since her modeling days.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mumbai Police get transit remand of Gurugram gangster
Gurugram, Oct 23 (IANS) The Mumbai Police were granted transit remand of gangster Birender Singh Dayma alias Bindar Gujjar by a district court, here on Tuesday, in connection with an alleged fake encounter of gangster Sandeep Gadoli.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sapna Bhavnani: 'Intent of my film is to keep Sindhi culture alive'
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Until very recently, when she started talking about her cultural roots as a Sindhi, the vivid memory of Sapna Moti Bhavnani that people had was of a red-haired, dimpled and tattooed tomboy who's a celebrity hairstylist, and who grabbed eyeballs on "Bigg Boss 6".
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NIA files charge sheet against 11 PLFI members
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed charge sheet against 11 people associated with People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a banned Maoist outfit, in connection with terror financing probe.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Poacher who ate sloth bear penises for virility caught again
Bhopal, Oct 22 (IANS) Yarlen, one of the most notorious poachers of tigers and sloth bears, is finally in custody again after absconding for six years. While much is heard about his weird liking for penises of sloth bears, foresters say that was just incidental in the chain of crimes. It is a common belief among the tribes in the region that male organs of the bears are a great aphrodisiac.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi Police fail the crime test (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Delhi Police might be the best in the country in terms of staffing, infrastructure and use of budget, but when it comes to controlling crime, all that fade into disappointment.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana forms panel to examine TSRTC employees' demands
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Barring merger of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) with the government, all other demands of striking employees will be examined, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao announced on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
US voices deep concern over rights abuses faced by Pak minorities
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US on Tuesday voiced "deep concern" about reports of human rights abuses and discrimination faced by Pakistanis because of their faith, which in many cases are perpetrated by non-state actors.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump calls impeachment inquiry 'a lynching'
London, Oct 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has called the congressional impeachment investigation that may seek to remove him from office "a lynching".
2019-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Relations with India not of dictation but partnership: US
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) The United States does not dictate to India but partners with it, Acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells declared on Tuesday at a Congressional hearing on human rights in South Asia at which Representatives leveled caustic criticism of India's action in Kashmir after rescinding its special constitutional status.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sonia Gandhi to visit Shivakumar in Tihar on Wednesday
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to visit D.K. Shivakumar, party leader and former Minister, in Tihar Jail on Wednesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra CM meets Amit Shah, raises special status issue again
Amaravati/New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi and discussed various issues related to the state.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Rajasthan promises free air travel to meritorious students
Jaipur, Oct 22 (IANS) The meritorious students of government schools in Rajasthan would be rewarded with one free air travel, once they topped the class X and XII board examinations.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education
'AP CM Jagan' number-plated car seized in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Many vehicle owners use 'police', 'press', 'judge', or 'MLA' stickers to avoid paying traffic tickets or parking charges but what a resident of Hyderabad has done simply left the police stunned.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Harassed' Bengaluru student jumps to death
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) A harassed undergraduate student allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor of a college building of Amrita School of Engineering in the city's southern suburb, said a police official on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Salman Khurshid praises Aayushman Bharat scheme
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid here on Tuesday praised the Aayushman Bharat scheme saying it must get everyone's support.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi govt to redesign PWD roads to world standards
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Delhi government would redesign nine PWD roads as per the international standards, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced here on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HC quashes process of appointing Secy to JK art academy
Jammu, Oct 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday quashed the process of appointing Secretary to the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) initiated in March, saying it does not inspire confidence.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Killers of Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari arrested in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Oct 22 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in the murder case of former Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad on Tuesday said that it has arrested the two main accused from while they were trying to enter the state from Rajasthan.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
ISL: Ten-man Jamshedpur FC edge past Odisha FC 2-1 in thrilling tie
Jamshedpur, Oct 22 (IANS) A 10-man Jamshedpur FC overcame the odds and put up a spirited fight to defeat Odisha FC 2-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
Meghalaya CM meets Shah over Citizenship Bill
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Home Minister James Sangma met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and discussed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and other political issues, here on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
It's neck-and-neck in Haryana: New exit poll
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) A new exit poll survey on Tuesday said the two arch rivals -- BJP and Congress -- are locked in a close fight in Haryana and the result could go either way.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Dialogue between India, Pakistan can reduce tensions: US
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Stressing that Pakistani authorities remain accountable for the action of terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammed which seek to foment violence across the Line of Control, the US on Tuesday said it supports direct dialogue between India and Pakistan as outlined in the Simla Agreement.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Post 370: Govt identifies over 500 URLs generated by ISI's Cyber Jehadis
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) As "cyber jehadis" of Pakistan's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), exploit various social media platforms (SMPs) to foment trouble in Jammu & Kashmir and other parts of India, the government has identified over 500 URL (Uniform Resource Locator), and accounts on SMPs to be blocked. The ISI has also hired social media influencers in Middle East and Europe to generate trending hashtags on Twitter with an intent to malign India's image.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
KSUM, UK's Finastra in pact to boost startups
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 (IANS) The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) here on Tuesday signed a pact with UK-based fintech major Finastra to build a partnership that will enable Kerala-based startups to tap the growing demand for technology and solutions by financial services across the world.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Airtel fastest in downloads, Jio tops 4G availability
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Bharti Airtel has displayed fastest download speeds of 9.6 mbps and best video experience across all telecom circles in India, while Reliance Jio has extended its 4G availability to 97 per cent, according to OpenSignal's latest mobile network experience report.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
JCO killed in 'stand-off firing' by Pak on LoC
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army was killed in 'stand-off firing' from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan on Tuesday, sources in the defence ministry said.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Modi govt may announce Rabi MSP on Wednesday
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Modi government is planning a big announcement for the farmers ahead of Diwali. The government can announce a hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of Rabi or winter crops on Wednesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
IAF fires two Brahmos missiles on routine training
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Two Brahmos Surface to Surface missiles were fired by Indian Air Force at Trak Island in the Andaman Nicobar group of islands, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said here on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Boat with 7 trapped bodies retrieved from Godavari
Rajahmundry, Oct 22 (IANS) Thirty-seven days after a boat ferrying 77 tourists sunk in the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh, a search team on Tuesday retrieved the badly-mangled vessel with seven highly decomposed bodies, the police said.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana had 68.31 per cent polling
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) Haryana recorded 68.31 per cent polling in the Assembly elections on Monday, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Inder Jeet said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Another exit poll predicts hung assembly in Haryana
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The BJP and Congress are engaged in a neck-to-neck fight in the Haryana assembly polls and the result could bring bad news for the Manohar Lal Khattar government, according to an exit poll prediction by Aaj Tak-Axis My India.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Heavy rains disrupt normal life in Karnataka, more likely
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) Heavy to very heavy rains across Karnataka disrupted normal life, caused rivers to overflow, inundated low-laying areas and hit vehicular traffic, a weather official said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
NCRB data delayed due to revision, error removal: MHA
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Removal of errors in comprehensive revision of new data collection on additional parameters and crime heads was cited as a reason by the Union Home Ministry for the delay in releasing National Crime Records Bureau's latest annual data -- 'Crime in India-2017'.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Repoll ordered at 5 booths of 5 Haryana Assembly seats
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal here on Tuesday ordered re-polling at five polling booths in five Assembly constituencies.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SC pulls UP govt over management of temples
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government for lack of law to manage temples or religious endowments.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
India is Bangladesh's friend forever: Tipu Munshi
Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Minister of Commerce Tipu Munshi has said India is not only its closest neighbour but also a friend for ever.
2019-10-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics
DUTA for DU shut down to protest 'privatisation' of varsity
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) on Tuesday called for a complete shut down of Delhi University on October 25 to protest against the administration's proposal to set up nine new centres with power to decide their own fee structure, admission and appointment criteria.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Railways install modern electronic system at Tundla
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In good news for rail passengers travelling from Howrah to Delhi, the Indian Railways has installed the most advanced electronic interlocking system at Tundla railway station, replacing the 65-year-old mechanical signalling system. This will help in reducing travel time to 12 hours from the existing 17 to 19 hours.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Technology
Court dismisses complaint against Gambhir over 2 voter IDs
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed a complaint case against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gautam Gambhir that accused him of possessing two voter identity cards.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Protesting Jamia students allege attack by 'hired goons'
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Several students of Jamia Millia Islamia University on Tuesday alleged that they were attacked by 'hired goons' when they were protesting against a show cause notice issued to five students a month ago.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Cantonment area properties to be opened to private players
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Central government has decided to open ownership rights of the properties in cantonment areas for private persons across the country, contrary to the Ministry of Defence's wishes, sources said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Navjot Kaur Sidhu distances from Congress
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Congress appears to be facing a setback in Punjab. Former Amritsar MLA and wife of former cricketer Navjot Kaur has distanced from the party.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Conrad Sangma meets Modi, seeks central funds
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reiterated his demand for central funds for development of the state, and infrastructure for the 2022 National Games in Meghalaya.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hopeful Bangladesh will tour India in Nov: BCB President
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) A day after the Bangladesh cricketers went on strike saying that they will not take part in any cricket activity until their demands are addressed by their board, the cricket board's president Nazmul Hassan on Tuesday said that the India tour will proceed as per plan.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
US welcomes Indian govt action to stabilise Kashmir
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) The United States "welcomes" actions by the Indian government to improve the situation and "address local grievances" in Jammu and Kashmir while being concerned about the detention of local political leaders and activists and the internet blackout, Acting US Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Infosys draws flak over delay on whistleblower's complaint
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Infosys has drawn criticism over delayed action on the serious claims by a whistleblower group as Chairman Nandan Nilekani indicated that the board was already aware of the whistleblower's letter.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sonowal for early revival of Indo-Bangla trade network
Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has called for joint efforts to boost growth of India and Bangladesh through expeditious implementation of agreements inked for reviving the multi-model communication network
2019-10-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Pakistan to attend meeting in Moscow on Afghanistan
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistan will take part in the meeting -- along with the US, Russia and China -- that will be held in Moscow to deliberate on ending the war in Afghanistan and ushering in peace.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Ex-BJP MLA claims daughter victim of love jihad
Bhopal, Oct 22 (IANS) The state police claim to have recovered and brought back Bharti Singh, daughter of former BJP MLA Surendra Nath Singh, from Jalgaon in Maharashtra, to Bhopal on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
French Open: Sindhu, Subhankar enter Round 2
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Tuesday entered the second round of the ongoing French Open after outclassing Canada's Michelle Li in straight games here.
2019-10-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Badminton
Dubai to host RBCC World Finals from October 27
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates has been chosen as the host country of this years World Finals of Red Bull Campus Cricket (RBCC), scheduled to take place between October 27 and November 2.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Modi's new Mission Kashmir: Saffron revolution
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Modi government is working on a mission mode to double the production of saffron in the Kashmir Valley, which is likely to change the fate of thousands of farmers engaged in the cultivation of this expensive spice, said agriculture scientists adding that one hectare of saffron cultivation can earn a farmer up to Rs 24-Rs 27 lakhs.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ashok Malik appointed Policy Advisor in MEA
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Ashok Malik, a veteran journalist and former Press Secretary to the President of India, was on Tuesday appointed as Policy Advisor in the External Affairs Ministry in the rank of Additional Secretary.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
BWF rankings: Praneeth at a career-best 11, Sindhu static at 6
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) After clinching a bronze at the recently held badminton World Championships, India shuttler B. Sai Praneeth has moved a spot ahead in the latest BWF Rankings. Becoming the first Indian male shuttler in 36 years to win a medal at the World Championships in Switzerland, Praneeth has now reached a career best ranking of 11.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Gangwar says no to ESIC medical college in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 22 (IANS) Santosh Gangwar, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, here on Tuesday, rejected the Odisha government's proposal for establishment of an Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical college.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
HFCL's Q2 consolidated net profit up 32%
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Telecom equiptment and infrastructure developer HFCL (formerly Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd) on Tuesday reported a 31.8 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs Rs 66 crore for the quarter ended September, on a year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
British Sikhs ask Maulana Fazal-ur Rahman to stop march
London, Oct 22 (IANS) A group of British Sikhs has appealed to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) leader Fazal-ur Rahman to stop his proposed march and October 31 sit in at Islamabad.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Saudi Arabia effects six-fold increase in visa fee
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has effected a nearly six-fold increase in visa fee, an order which can make Haj pilgrimage very costly, according to a media report, which said many Muslim countries were angry over this move.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Facebook removes more fake Russian, Iranian accounts
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) Facebook has removed multiple fake accounts that originated in Iran and Russia and targeted the US, North Africa and Latin America before elections.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Goa: Beggars, mentally ill locked in cage, police probe
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) A disability rights NGO in Goa on Tuesday filed a complaint with the state police, alleging that beggars and mentally ill persons were kept locked in a "cage" in a church compound in North Goa's Agacaim area, near the state capital.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBRE launches foundation for CSR in India
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Real estate services and investment firm CBRE South Asia on Tuesday announced the launch of CBRE Cares, a foundation for corporate social responsibility (CSR).
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Congress MP's wife apologises for 'rape' post on FB
Kochi, Oct 22 (IANS) After her Facebook post invited criticism, Anna Linda Eden, wife of Hibi Eden, Congress Lok Sabha member from Ernakulam, on Tuesday apologised and said her post, which was withdrawn, meant no offence. It was a message that one should face all situations with a smile, she added.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Odisha's revenue generation till September grows 8.10%
Bhubaneswar, Oct 22 (IANS) Odisha's revenue augmentation shows an upward trend by end of September in fiscal 2019-20, marking a growth rate of around 8.10 per cent over the corresponding period of last fiscal year, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
3 Chelsea fans face lifetime suspensions for racial abuse
London, Oct 22 (IANS) Three Chelsea FC supporters are facing suspension after they racially abused a fellow supporter at an Europa League game in April.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
BJP cries foul over Kejriwal's photo on DTC tickets
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) BJP MLAs led by Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to the Delhi Lieutenant Governor and filed a petition before the Lokayukta against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his photograph being carried on tickets meant for free bus rides for women passengers in DTC and cluster buses.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iqbal Mirchi deals: ED arrests dummy tenant
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Tightening its noose around Pakistan-based underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's close aide late Iqbal Mirchi's property deals, the Enforcement Directorate arrested one Rinku Deshpande for receiving cheques related to deals in favour of fake dummy tenants.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Abhijit Banerjee reaches Kolkata to a tumultuous welcome
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Huge number of people held aloft placards and banners welcoming him, as Nobel Prize in Economics winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee returned to Kolkata to a tumultuous welcome on Tuesday evening.
2019-10-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Education
US lawmakers tell Twitter to ban Islamic terror groups
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) A group of US lawmakers on Tuesday called on Twitter to ban Islamic terror organizations on its platform.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Technology
Marc Marquez seeks Honda team record for most wins
Madrid, Oct 22 (IANS) Having secured his sixth MotoGP world title, Spaniard Marc Marquez arrived in Australia intent on beating Mick Doohan's record to be the most successful Honda rider with 55 Grand Prix (GP) wins.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Civil rights groups urge Facebook CEO to help prevent harm
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) A coalition of more than 45 civil rights groups has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to act against discrimination on the social media platform and make prevention of harm its goal.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy
AICF probe committee didn't speak to all parties: Barua
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) The three-member probe committee set up by the All India Chess Federation (AICF) to look into various allegations against Bengal Chess Association Secretary Atana Lahiri heard only what it wanted to hear for its report, Arjuna Awardee and India's second chess Grand Master Dibyendu Barua said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
'US forces leaving Syria not allowed to stay in Iraq'
Baghdad, Oct 22 (IANS) The Iraqi military on Tuesday said that the US forces crossing into Iraq as part of their withdrawal operation from Syria have no permission to stay in Iraq.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Bombay HC seeks response from PC in 63 moons damages suit
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, former Forward Market Commission Chairman Ramesh Abhishek and serving bureaucrat K.P. Krishnan to respond within eight weeks in the Rs 10,000 crore damages suit filed by 63 moons Technologies Limited.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
DMRC takes over Rapid Metro Gurugram from Tuesday night
Gurugram, Oct 22 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is set to take over the operations and maintenance of the Rapid Metro Rail Gurugram from Tuesday night (October 22).
2019-10-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology
Rahul meets Concor union, slams divestment proposal
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met the agitating staff union of the Container Corporation of India (Concor) who are protesting against the proposed disinvestment of the state-run company.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Modi wants Pakistan to stand with begging bowl: Minister
Minister Sheikh Rashid said that there is extreme danger at the border and an undeclared war is happening.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Asia,India,International
Johnson to pull Brexit bill if timetable rejected (2nd Ld)
London, Oct 22 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said that he would pull his Brexit deal from a parliamentary vote if lawmakers failed to approve the government's timetable for the country's withdrawal from the European Union (EU).
2019-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Deal with HAL for 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft soon: IAF
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is likely to sign a deal with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) for acquiring 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) as negotiations over the price of the fighter jets are almost done, defence sources said here on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
MG Hector receives Apple CarPlay update
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) MG Hector on Tuesday received the first over-the-air (OTA) software update that adds features like Apple CarPlay and enhances the user experience.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
PMC Bank despositors' woes mount as RBI Governor abroad
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) The aggrieved depositors of the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd found no solution at a meeting with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) officials as the apex bank Governor Shaktikanta Das is currently touring abroad, representatives said here on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Railways to spend Rs 18,000 cr to run trains at 160 kmph
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In a bid to increase the speed of the trains up to 160 kmph on the busy Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai route, the Indian Railways will invest Rs 18000 crore on upgrading infrastructure. The remarks were made by Railway Board Chairman V. K. Yadav after inaugurating the International Rail Conference 2019 and the 13th International Railway Equipment Exhibition here.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Uber Bus not too far from Delhi roads
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) With Uber bringing public transport feature on its app for Delhi users, the day is not far when proper Uber buses will ply in the national capital, and later in other cities.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
110 international buyers to attend Goa travel mart
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) As many as 110 international buyers are expected to attend the third edition of the Goa International Travel Mart, which is scheduled to kick-off in the state capital on Wednesday, a Goa Tourism spokesperson said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
ABVP bags 7 out of 11 DUSU Executive Councillor posts
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Tuesday bagged 7 out of 11 posts of Councillor in DUSU's Executive Committee.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mano, Suha steal the limelight at SFA Athletics
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Mano Venkat Mavoori of Gitanjali School and Suha Kodumuri of Oakridge International School (Cyberabad) stole the limelight at the athletics competition of Sports For All (SFA) at the Gachibowli Stadium here on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Officials absent, Bengal Governor livid
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday described as "unconstitutional" and alleged censorship after his two proposed meetings in the Sundarbans failed to take off with the district administrations refusing to send the invites and informing him instead that permission of the state government was required for such "action".
2019-10-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Juncker bids adieu, slams 'stupid nationalism'
Strasbourg (France), Oct 22 (IANS) Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday prepared to step down as European Commission chief with a message urging MEPs to fight against "stupid and blinkered" nationalism.
2019-10-22
Category: International, France,Politics
Pakistan violates ceasefire a day after demanding restraint
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday even as its Army claimed to have taken a group of diplomats and journalists on a guided tour of a mountainous region to show damages allegedly caused to civilians in Indian artillery fire two days ago.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
BJP to gift Goa Congress prez Abhijit Banerjee's book
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) Even as several BJP leaders across India have criticised Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee for his 'left leaning' economics, Goa's Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral on Tuesday justified the BJP-led coalition government's spending on populist welfare schemes by quoting the much lauded Indian-origin economist's work on poverty alleviation.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
63% businesses concerned about cyber threats
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Sixty-six per cent of business decision makers in India believe lack of security expertise is a challenge for their organisations, while 63 per cent of Indian businesses are concerned about being exposed to cyber threats due to employee errors, according to a new report on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Karnataka HC directs HAL staff to call off strike
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed workers of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Ltd to call off their indefinite strike, which entered the ninth day.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tiger Shroff wants to be a complete performer like MJ
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff wouldn't mind picking up the microphone and singing a song as he wants to be a complete performer like Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ayodhya case: Nirvani Akhara files note on right to manage deity's worship
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Nirvani Akhara, one of the Hindu parties in Ayodhya title dispute, to file a note seeking right to manage the worship of deity as Shebait, a person who takes care of the deity and manages its daily affairs.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Pancreatic, colorectal cancer up 10% in 30 years: Study
Madrid, Oct 22 (IANS) Global death rates for pancreatic cancer and incidence rates for colorectal cancer both increased by 10 per cent between 1990 and 2017, the results of a major study conducted across 195 countries revealed.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
IBM unveils z15 with industry-first data privacy capabilities
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) IBM on Tuesday announced z15 -- a new enterprise platform with industry-first data privacy capabilities and has the ability to manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid multicloud environments.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Govt appoints Tuhin Kanta Pandey as new DIPAM Secy
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Tuhin Kanta Pandey, a 1987-batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), an official order said.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pankaj Kumar new UIDAI CEO
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The government on Tuesday appointed Pankaj Kumar as the new CEO of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Kumar is currently additional secretary in the Ministry Of Electronics And IT.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tuhin Kanta Pandey appointed new DIPAM Secretary
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Tuhin Kanta Pandey, a 1987 batch IAS of the Odisha cadre has been appointed as the new Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (Dipam)Secretary, an official order said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
4-5 Cong, JMM legislators set to join BJP in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to weaken the opposition parties by ensuring defection of their legislators, just before announcement of the Jharkhand Assembly polls, which is likely any day.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Karnataka HC directs workers to call off strike: HAL
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed workers of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Ltd to call off their indefinite strike, which entered the ninth day.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
52 kg plastic waste, syringes, coins found in cow's stomach
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Doctors at the Madras Veterinary Hospital here removed 52 kg plastic waste, syringe needles, nails, aluminium foil used for packing food and coins from the stomach of a six-year-old cow, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
ED attaches assets worth Rs 2.89 cr of EPFO officer
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday said that it has attached assets worth Rs 2.89 crore of an Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner in connection with its probe into a money laundering case involving four officers of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).
2019-10-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Syria's Assad visits Idlib front line
Damascus, Oct 22 (IANS) Syria's President Bashar-al-Assad on Tuesday visited troops deployed along the front line of Idlib province, in western Syria, for the first time since the beginning of the conflict in 2011.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Ashwin's county side Nottinghamshire hails show against SA
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) Ravichandran Ashwin was one of the standout performers in India's 3-0 whitewash of South Africa in the three-match Test series that concluded here, and his English county side Nottinghamshire lauded the off-spinner for his exploits.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
West Bengal claim team titles in East Zone TT
Howrah, Oct 22 (IANS) West Bengal emerged champions in both the Men and Women categories in the team events of the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Howrah Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das launches Khadi on wheels
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das launched Khadi on wheels here on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
10 IAS officers transferred in major bureaucratic reshuffle
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In a major administrative reshuffle, the Centre on Tuesday transferred and promoted 10 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, while upgrading the ranks of 13 others to the post of Special Secretary.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
85 envoys, officials pay obeisance at Golden Temple
Amritsar, Oct 22 (IANS) A total of 85 foreign envoys and high-level functionaries on Tuesday paid an obeisance at the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrine, as they attended celebrations to mark the upcoming 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh master.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
CoA chief Rai & Diana to be paid around Rs 3.62 crore by BCCI
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the remuneration of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on a pro-rata basis for running the BCCI administration as also implementing the Lodha Panel's proposals. As per calculations, CoA chief Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji will pocket around Rs3.62 crore which should be paid by the board in the next 48 hours.
2019-10-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
10 IAS transferred/promoted in major bureaucratic reshuffle
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In a major administrative reshuffle, the Centre on Tuesday transferred and promoted 10 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, while upgrading the ranks of 13 others to the post of Special Secretary.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IIT student dies after 'falling' from hostel roof in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 22 (IANS) A student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bhubaneswar died after allegedly falling from the hostel roof, police said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dress like a typical Indian to get driving licence
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Even though there is no dress code driving licence applicants, the men and women are advised to come in 'proper dress', said an official in a Regional Transport Office (RTO) here.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Assam to implement two-child norm from 2021
Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Assam has decided that people with more than two children will be ineligible for government jobs after January 1, 2021.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria ahead of ceasefire deadline
Moscow, Oct 22 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday began negotiations on the situation in northeastern Syria hours before the expiry of a ceasefire between Turkey's armed forces and Kurdish militias.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Sona Mohapatra: I am an artist, not an activist
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Whether it is her rendition of the Punjabi folk song "Ambarsariyaan", her Odiya folk song "Rangabati" or the recent "Tori Surat", Sona Mohapatra has managed to make her space as a singer and independent stage performer over the past 13 years. While her strong opinions on inequality in the music industry and her lending a voice to #MeToo movement have dragged her into controversy, Sona says her outspoken nature does not make her an activist but a true-blue artiste.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Andhra boat with trapped bodies retrieved from Godavari
Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) Thirty seven days after a private boat ferrying 77 persons sank in Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh, a search team on Tuesday retrieved the badly-mangled vessel with the highly-decomposed bodies.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karthik refuses to react to Sreesanth's allegations
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Dinesh Karthik has hit back at former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, who had cause a stir a few days back when he blamed the stumper for his ouster from the national cricket team.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Elton John says cocaine binges fuelled his sex appetite
London, Oct 22 (IANS) Legendary singer Elton John recently released memoir "Me" has stunned readers with a no-holds-barred account of his hedonistic lifestyle at the height of his fame.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
States beat Centre in ensuring GST returns compliance
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A Finance Ministry review of compliance behaviour of GST assessees has shown states outperforming the Centre.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IndiGo scouts for Central Asian destinations, more China flights
Ho Chi Minh City, Oct 22 (IANS) After consolidating its presence in West and Southeast Asia, India's largest passenger carrier IndiGo plans to add more destinations in China next year followed by a likely entry into the Central Asian market.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Viet Nam,Business/Economy
No reserve day in Vijay Hazare; Yuvraj, Harbhajan dissapointed
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) Star India cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday questioned the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not having a reserve day in the ongoing Vijay Hazare trophy after Punjab was denied a semi-final birth due to rain.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Arnold Schwarzenegger's special gesture for Indian YouTube star
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger was elated to find out that his famous "6 Rules of Success" helped an Indian come out of depression.
2019-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Malaika Arora to ring in birthday with friends
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora is excited to celebrate her birthday in Mumbai with her friends and family after six years.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan takes foreign delegates to PoK
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) A group of foreign delegates was taken to areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to see for themselves if the Indian Army had destroyed four terror camps, Pakistani media reports said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pankaj Kumar named new UIDAI CEO
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The government on Tuesday appointed IAS officer Pankaj Kumar as the new CEO of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Wishes galore on Amit Shah's birthday, Rahul Gandhi keeps mum
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Wishes poured in for Amit Shah on Tuesday which happened to be his 55th birthday, but interestingly, the face of the opposition Rahul Gandhi chose to keep mum.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Good Earth's ode to the Indian threads
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) Pivoted around the serene river Indus that binds together the Indian subcontinent, a collection by Good Earth celebrated history through the unique lens of fashion and textiles.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Goa looks to PM's Varanasi as model for waste management
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) Grappling with the politically sensitive issue of garbage management in South Goa district, the Goa government wants to seek inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi and the Delhi government, in order to to finalise technology to dispose waste in South Goa's Margao town.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
BJP trying to usurp Tripura tribal body: CPI-M
Agartala, Oct 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), which controls the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), here on Tuesday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of trying to "grab the autonomous body through backdoor".
2019-10-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
TECNO's budget phones that make for the best Diwali gifts
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Diwali in India is never complete without gifting your loved ones and smartphones are one of the most sought-after Gifts during Diwali and consumers wait for the whole year for this season to purchase their favourite gifts.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
2 of the 4 girls missing from Bihar shelter home traced
Motihari, Oct 22 (IANS) The police claimed to have traced two of the four girls who went missing from a state-run shelter home here on Monday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys plunges 17%, Sensex ends 334 pts lower
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) The benchmark Sensex closed 334 points lower on Tuesday, dragged down by IT major Infosys. But gains by banks and other financial stocks arrested the slide to some extent.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ISL: FC Goa favourites against Chennaiyin FC (Preview)
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) FC Goa will look to go one better and win the title this time as they begin their 2019-20 Indian Super League (ISL) campaign against Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
German Ambassador calls on Kejriwal
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner on Tuesday called on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat here.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
The books top executives are reading in 2019
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) What keeps the global executives going? It has to be books! And if selected properly, these can inspire and motivate you in the race ahead to drive innovation and make a lasting change.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Firms using power of data see huge revenue growth: McKinsey
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Companies using the power of data and analytics are reaping significant new revenue growth in India in just a few months, according to global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Turkish airstrikes kill two PKK officials
Baghdad, Oct 22 (IANS) Turkish airstrikes on Tuesday killed two senior officials of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Azmar mountain in Slemani governorate region.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Defence/Security
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas' concert kiss goes viral
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Pop star Nick Jonas expressed his love for wife and actress Priyanka Chopra with a mushy kiss during a recent Jonas Brothers concert. Their romantic moment has gone viral on the virtual world.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Sapna Pabbi: Dream come true to work with in Karan Johar production
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Sapna Pabbi will soon be seen in the Karan Johar-produced Netflix film "Drive". Sge says has it is a dream come true for her to be working in a film produced by Johar's Dharma Productions.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chit fund firm MD arrested for duping investors in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Oct 22 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch has arrested the managing director of a chit fund firm on charges of duping investors of over Rs 5 crore, police said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP asks BJP to clarify on Delhi's 200-unit free power scheme
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Attacking the BJP for saying it will withdraw the scheme providing Delhi citizens free electricity up to 200 units, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to clarify its stand on the existing free power scheme.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Varun Dhawan, Janhvi Kapoor play paintball with fans
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Ditching their busy shoot schedules, actors Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor took to playing paintball with fans.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BSP partymen paraded on donkeys, faces blackened in Jaipur
Jaipur, Oct 22 (IANS) In a shocking incident, BSP workers on Tuesday blackened the faces of the party's national coordinator Ram Gautam and Rajasthan in-charge Sita Ram Sila, and paraded them on donkeys with garlands of shoes and slippers around their necks in front of the state party headquarters here. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
India core to our growth strategy for next 5-10 yrs: Uber CEO
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) India is at the core of Uber's growth strategy for the next five to ten years, the company's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said here on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National
No detention centre to come up in Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday ruled out any possibility of detention centres coming up in West Bengal on the lines of such camps for keeping illegal foreigners being set up in states like Assam and Karnataka.
2019-10-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Hardik Mehta: My debut feature 'Kaamyaab' a tribute to '80s films
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Hardik Mehtas debut feature film "Kaamyaab" had its India premiere at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star this week.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Abhijit Banerjee for bringing govt stake in PSBs below 51%
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee on Tuesday called for reducing the government equity in public sector banks to below 51 per cent to remove the fear psychosis among bankers.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Shastri's napping image becomes subject of jokes on social media
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) India crushed South Africa by an innings and 202 runs in the third Test to register a 3-0 clean sweep, but the image that stole the attention of the fans on social media was a picture of head coach Ravi Shastri napping during the game.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Tim Cook named chairman of Chinese business school
Beijing, Oct 22 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook has been appointed chairman of the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.
2019-10-22
Category: International, China,Technology
Infosys logs worst fall in over 6 years, ends 17% lower
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) IT major Infosys saw its worst day on the bourses in over six years on Tuesday as investors pulled out their funds over recent corporate governance issues. Its scrips settled nearly 17 per cent lower despite assurances from the company top brass.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Priyanka to brainstorm over UP strategy in Raebareli
Raebareli, Oct 22 (IANS) The newly formed Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee is holding a three-day brainstorming and training session in Raebareli beginning Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BCB President calls cricketers' strike a 'conspiracy'
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) A day after the Bangladesh cricketers went on strike saying that they wouldn't take part in any cricket activity until their demands are addressed by their board, BCB president Nazmul Hassan on Tuesday said it's a conspiracy to bring bad name to the sport in the country.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Enough funds for people's welfare: Delhi DDC chief (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Claiming that the Aam Aadmi Party is running an honest government in the city, Vice Chairperson of Dialogue and Development Commission Jasmine Shah said the Delhi government has enough funds for the welfare of the people.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After IRCTC, DIPAM sets sight on IPOs of IRFC, RailTel
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The disinvestment department is hopeful of completing the listing of two rail PSUs, including the Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), in the current fiscal after the successful listing of IRCTC.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Critics' Choice awards to have web series category
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) The second edition of Critics' Choice awards will also be reviewing and awarding web-series that have made strides and added to the entertainment sector of the country.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Taapsee, Bhumi pledge to support girl child empowerment
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar have pledged to support the cause of girl child empowerment.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Bala' helped Yami rediscover herself as actor
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam says her upcoming film "Bala" is an entertainer that requires each of its actors to relearn and rediscover herself or himself.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Scarlett Johansson got a closure with 'Black Widow'
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson says she got a closure of sorts after doing the standalone movie "Black Widow".
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Plea filed in Lahore HC against Misbah's appointment as head coach
Lahore, Oct 22 (IANS) A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court praying to immediately stop former captain Misbah-ul-Haq from working on different posts including that of Pakistan head coach.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Brexit is waste of time and energy: Juncker
Brussels, Oct 22 (IANS) The outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday lamented how much of his mandate had been taken up by Brexit, which he described as a "waste of time and a waste of energy."
2019-10-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
'Saand Ki Aankh' declared tax-free in UP
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has declared upcoming Bollywood film "Saand Ki Aankh" tax-free in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Sanya Malhotra grooves to 'Ghungroo' song of 'War' in new video
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra, who is famous for her dancing skills, is "obsessed" with the song "Ghungroo" from the film "War", and has now set the dancefloor on fire grooving on the number.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dell Technologies to double down on robust partner ecosystem in India
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) For Dell Technologies, India holds a major place on its Asia Pacific growth map and the credit for the success goes to strategic alliances and a partner network that is behind the company's overall success in the country, a top company executive has stressed.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Need to get a lot stronger as a team mentally: Faf du Plessis
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) After being whitewashed by India in the three-match Test rubber, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis feels lack of planning resulted in their heavy loss in every game in the longest format. The skipper also admitted that his team's batting line-up was mentally weak throughout the series.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Shahid: Salman, Aishwarya, Ajay would click as 'Padmaavat' cast
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor says the "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" trio of Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ajay Devgn would work well in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat".
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Smriti in Amethi, Priyanka in Rae Bareli
Rae Bareli/ Amethi, Oct 22 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Tuesday, inaugurated a two-day workshop of the newly-appointed members of the Uttar Pradesh Congress.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
We speak our minds: Malaysian PM on Kashmir remark
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said that he stood firm over his remarks on the Kashmir issue during his address at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) last month, saying "we speak our minds" and "don't retract and change".
2019-10-22
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
'Hotel Mumbai' made Anupam Kher learn biggest lesson of life
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says working in the film "Hotel Mumbai" made him learn the fact that the biggest lesson of his life was to value humanity above all.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kartarpur agreement likely to be signed on Oct 24
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The signing of the Kartarpur Corridor agreement between India and Pakistan is likely to be postponed by a day due to some reason and the ceremony may now take place on Thursday, sources said.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Abu Malik cherishes time spent in 'Bigg Boss' house
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Abu Malik's journey in the reality show "Bigg Boss 13" has come to an end, and the singer has no qualms about getting evicted from the reality show at an early stage.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Boman Irani to share success story on a chat show
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani, who has carved his niche in Bollywood over the years with unforgettable roles in numerous films including the "Munna Bhai" series, "Main Hoon Na", "No Entry" and "3 Idiots", will open up about his success story in a chat show.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Abu-Assad: Art should be a form of protest
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Dutch-Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad believes in using cinema as a form of protest.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Betul's 'Wall of Voluntary Donors' encourages blood donation
Betul, Oct 22 (IANS) To clear public misconceptions related to blood donation, a 'Wall of Voluntary Donors' has been erected on the lines of the 'Wall of Charity' across the tribal dominated district of Betul in Madhya Pradesh. The wall will display photos of regular donors from the district, some of whom have donated blood a hundred times.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Goa,National
This SA Test team a real concern for cricket: Vaughan
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) Following South Africa's whitewash in the three-Test series against India, former England skipper Michael Vaughan has expressed disappointment and called on ex-Proteas players like Mark Boucher, Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith to join the management in some capacity in order to revive the fortune of the team.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Four detained in Prayagraj for objectionable posts
Prayagraj, Oct 22 (IANS) Four youths were detained for allegedly instigating religious sentiments and uploading objectionable posts on their social networking accounts in Prayagraj on Monday evening.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Mission 2022': Priyanka Gandhi attends workshop in Rae Bareli
Rae Bareli, Oct 22 (IANS) In a bid to take the Congress "Mission 2022" campaign forward, a team of party workers on Tuesday participated in a three-day training session at the Bhuemau guest house here in party supremo Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary constituency.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Switzerland is Indians' top snow holiday choice
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) What are the preferences and habits of snow holiday goers in India? A recent study says Switzerland is the top destination choice for Indians with 59 per cent wanting to enjoy the Swiss snow experience.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
'The Last Koan' wins awards at film fest in New York
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Indo-Australian Satya Prakash Choudharys directorial debut "The Last Koan" won two awards at Chelsea Film Festival 2019 here.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
National Award-winner Gurvinder Singh: MAMI most sought-after indie stop
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Gurvinder Singh feels MAMI is the place to be for independent filmmakers. His latest feature film "Khanaur" (Bitter Chestnut) had its India premiere this week at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star 2019.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Congress RS MP Ramamurthy joins BJP
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Former Congress Rajya Sabha member K. C. Ramamurthy became the latest politician to jump into the BJP bandwagon. He joined the saffron party on Tuesday in presence of two senior BJP leaders - Bhupender Yadav and Arun Singh and a senior minister Pralhad Joshi.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DoT prepares Rs 74,000 cr revival plan for BSNL, MTNL
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The DoT will send a proposal to the cabinet for a revival plan worth Rs 74,000 crore for the ailing state-run telecom firms - BSNL and MTNL - where Rs 22,000 crore would be in the way of capital infusion for acquiring 4G spectrum, and for a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS), part of the expenditure for which will be borne both companies.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Humpback whale population recovers in South Atlantic
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) The population of humpback whales in the South Atlantic is believed to have rebounded from the brink of extinction, the University of Washington said.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife
California's fun theme parks
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) From Disneyland classics to beachfront carousels, California's best-in-class theme parks deliver something for everyone.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Carragher apologises to Evra for wearing Suarez T-shirts
London, Oct 22 (IANS) Former England and Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has apologised to France and former Manchester United full back Patrice Evra for wearing T-shirts in support of Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan racially abused the Frenchman in 2011.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mom jumps into well with her 4 kids in UP
Banda, Oct 22 (IANS) A 27-year-old woman jumped into a well along with her four children in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The husband has been detained for interrogation.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress poaches MLA Aditi Singh's cousin in Rae Bareli
Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) In a move to compensate for the possible loss of Rae Bareli MLA Aditi Singh, the Congress has managed to poach her cousin brother Manish Singh, who is all set to join the grand old party on Wednesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress says govt should bear Kartarpur 'jazia'
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Congress has launched a scathing attack on Kartapur Corridor's proposed fee that Pakistan says it will charge ($20) from each pilgrim. The official signing of the corridor is due on October 23.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Abhijit Banerjee for cutting govt equity in PSBs to below 51%
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee on Tuesday suggested reducing government equity in public sector banks to below 51 per cent in order to end the fear psychosis of bankers.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaims entronement
Tokyo, Oct 22 (IANS) Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Tuesday in a ceremony held at the Imperial Palace here, offering an unusual glimpse into the rites of the country's ancient royal lineage.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Ranbir-Alia's fake wedding card goes viral on social media
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) A fake wedding card of B-Town lovebirds Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor has started circulating on social media, unleashing fan frenzy over a possible power wedding in Bollywood. Look closely at the card, however, and you realise it was probably created by a fan. It is full of typos and incorrect information.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Officials absent, Bengal Guv meeting fails to take off
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday described as "unconstitutional" and alleged censorship after his proposed meeting at 24 Parganas North district's Dhamakhali failed to take off with the invited people's representatives and senior officials not turning up and the district magistrate informing him that permission of the state government was required.
2019-10-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
PM to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor on Nov 9
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor on November 9 and dispatch the first lot of pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan's Punjab province, Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Kabir Khan on 'Kabir Singh': Toxic character okay as long as it isn't glorified
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) The Shahid Kapoor blockbuster "Kabir Singh" has been criticised by a section of the audience and media alike, who feel the film promotes toxic masculinity. Ace Bollywood filmmaker Kabir Khan says as long as a toxic character is not glorified in a film, there is nothing wrong in dealing with such a subject.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bangladesh will give India a tough fight in T20Is, says Laxman
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) India successfully dominated South Africa in all departments of the game in the just concluded Test series and Virat Kohli's boys will next be up against Bangladesh.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Modi to address BJP workers from Varanasi on Thursday
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address BJP workers from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi through the Namo mobile app on Thursday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengaluru tops in buying eco-friendly, sustainable products
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) Bengaluru is the most conscious city when it comes to buying eco-friendly and sustainable products as compared to other metro cities in India, a new study revealed on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israel's Gantz optimistic ahead of receiving mandate to form govt
Jerusalem, Oct 22 (IANS) Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel's Blue and White Party, on Tuesday said that he was optimistic about his chances of forming a government, shortly before he was to become the first person in more than a decade other than long-standing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be tasked with that challenge.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Indian fast bowlers now leading the show even on home soil
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) In the last two-three years, one of main talking points in Indian cricket has been the performance of the pacers. And what has come as the icing on the cake is that they are now leading the show even on home soil.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Delhi Metro partners Uber for last-mile connectivity
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Hiring a cab from a Metro station in Delhi is set to become a lot more easier as ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday announced it has won a competitive bid to expand its operations across 210 Delhi Metro stations.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National
California utility warns of 2nd power outage
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) California utility Pacific Gas and Electric company (PG&E) has warned that it would cut power again to hundreds of thousands of customers in Northern California later this week to prevent possible wildfires.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife
Bhumi Pednekar: 'Saand Ki Aankh' a commercial film with sense
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar has said that her upcoming release of "Saand Ki Aankh"is a commercial film with sense.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Victim wants rape charges included in FIR against Chinmayanand
Prayagraj, Oct 22 (IANS) The law student, who had accused former union minister Chinmayanand of sexual harassment, has submitted a 'miscellaneous application' in the Allahabad High Court, seeking inclusion of rape charges in the FIR filed against him.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP rebel withdraws resignation from assembly
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) AAP rebel legislator Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Tuesday withdrew his resignation from the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Lava launches 'Z41' entry level smartphone at Rs 3,899
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Lava International Limited on Tuesday launched its new entry level smartphone, Lava Z41 for Rs 3,899.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Republican measure censuring intelligence chair blocked
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) US House Democrats have blocked a motion by House Republicans to censure Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who is also handling the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trend Micro acquires Australia's Cloud Conformity
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) Global Cloud security company Trend Micro Incorporated on Tuesday announced it has acquired Sydney headquartered Cloud Conformity -- a Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) company.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Travis Head hopeful of hitting form ahead of Pak Tests
Brisbane, Oct 22 (IANS) Australia's Test vice-captain Travis Head wants to score runs in white ball cricket in his bid to stake a claim for a Test spot again. Head was left out of the final Ashes Test earlier this year.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Himachal youth to be trained to handle disaster: CM
Shimla, Oct 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday said at least 10 youth would be trained in every gram panchayat to handle mitigation after a natural disaster.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Terrorists can't claim privileges of privacy: Centre
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Centre while stressing guidelines over social media regulation on Tuesday told the Supreme Court terrorists can not claim privileges of privacy.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Cricket fraternity hails Kohli & boys' historic win over SA
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) As India registered an emphatic victory over South Africa by an innings and 202 runs in the third and final Test at the JSCA Stadium on Tuesday to clinch their first-ever series whitewash over the Proteas, the cricket fraternity hailed Virat KOhli and Co. for the historic achievement.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Petition seeks Australia national climate emergency
Canberra, Oct 22 (IANS) An Australian MP on Tuesday presented a petition signed by over 400,000 people, to Parliament seeking declaration of a national climate emergency.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Zomato eyes 20 crore users in India: Deepinder Goyal
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Zomato Founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal on Tuesday said the online food delivery platform aims to serve 20 crore people in India over the next few years who will order food at least five times a month.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,National,Technology
Sanjay Kapoor disappointed he couldn't vote this time
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan, John Abraham, Vidya Balan and Anil Kapoor were some of the Bollywood actors who were photographed exercising their right to vote on October 21. But actor Sanjay Kapoor was left disappointed as he couldn't do so.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haryana polls: A look at big names that may fail to shine
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) With votes polled and results awaited for the Haryana Assembly election, here is a look at the projections made by the News18-IPSOS exit poll that sheds light on the fate of the biggest stars on results day.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ranbir-Alia's fake wedding card goes viral on social media
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) A fake wedding card of B-Town lovebirds Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor has started circulating on social media, unleashing fan frenzy over a power possible wedding in Bollywood. Look closely at the card, however, and you realise it was probably created by a fan. It is full of typos and incorrect information.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kartarpur Corridor opening will meet decades-old demand of Indian devotees
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In just over a fortnight from now, Kartarpur Sahib gurudwara in Pakistan's Punjab province will be opened for Indian devotees, meeting a long-standing demand of the Sikh community.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Happy to make teams dance to our tunes: Shami
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian pace battery can now make batsmen 'dance' to their tunes even in home conditions which traditionally is known for being spin-friendly, pacer Mohammed Shami said on Tuesday after helping the side script a historic 3-0 series whitewash against South Africa.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Will probably terminate NYT, Washington Post from WH: Trump
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he would "probably terminate" the New York Times and the Washington Post from the White House because "they're fake", his latest attack on the American media.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rajasthan civic polls: Congress rift persists
Jaipur, Oct 22 (IANS) The rift in the ruling Congress over civic polls strategy persists with one minister proposing formation of an alliance on the Bharatpur seat while another minister rejecting it.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'Upstarts' conveys a certain rawness at the edges (Review; Rating: * * *)
Upstarts (Netflix film)
2019-10-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Congress MLA Abdullakutty made Kerala BJP vice-president
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 (IANS) Congress lawmaker A.P. Abdullakutty who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in June this year was on Tuesday appointed as the vice-president of the BJP in Kerala.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kohli hails Ganguly's selection as BCCI President
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday said he has congratulated Sourav Ganguly on becoming the President-elect of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and is happy over the development.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Age & results no deterrent as Rossi still rules hearts in Moto GP
Motegi (Japan), Oct 22 (IANS) It was a wet morning in Motegi, Japan, when the main qualifiers took place ahead of the Japanese leg of the Moto GP and its subsidiary races. The temperature was hovering around the 15 degrees Celsius mark and the constant drizzle that the Twin Ring Motegi received throughout the preceding night had spilled over into the morning.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Motorsports
Arnold Schwarzenegger refutes 'fake news' about India trip in Nov
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger has refuted rumours that he will be in India in the month of November, and termed such reports as "fake news".
2019-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cleric held from Bareilly in Kamlesh Tiwari murder case
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh ATS has arrested a cleric from Bareilly, alleged to be in touch with the killers of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bond film 'No Time To Die' readying 3 different endings
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Three different endings are being shot for the upcoming James Bond film, "No Time To Die", in a bid to avoid plot details from being leaked.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kurds throw rotten fruits at US troops leaving Syria
Damascus, Oct 22 (IANS) As US troops started withdrawing from the Turkey-Syrian border, Kurds from both the countries threw rotten fruits and stones at the 500-strong convoy.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
BJP to discuss Maha, Haryana post-poll scenarios on Tuesday
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Even with exit polls across the spectrum predicting a BJP comeback in Maharashtra and Haryana a day after voting concluded in the two states, the saffron party will discuss the likely post-poll scenarios on Tuesday evening.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Syria offensive to resume if Kurds don't withdraw'
Ankara, Oct 22 (IANS) Turkey has threatened to resume its offensive on the northern Syrian border if Kurdish militias do not clear the area for the creation of a safe zone on Tuesday, which marks the end of the agreed five-day ceasefire.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Job seekers judged on social status by speech mannerism: Study
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Candidates at job interviews expect to be evaluated on their experience, conduct, and ideas, but now a new study provides evidence that interviewees are judged based on their social status seconds after they start to speak.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
New method to predict pregnancy disorder developed
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia, one of the leading causes of maternal-foetal mortality worldwide.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
'Padosan','Andaz Apna Apna' make it to IFFI
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) Bollywood entertainers such as "Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi", "Padosan" and "Andaz Apna Apna" are among films scheduled for the Open Air Screening segment at the upcoming edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which will be held from November 20 to 28 in Goa.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Federer celebrates match No. 1500 with a win
Basel (Switzerland), Oct 22 (IANS) Roger Federer registered a commanding straight sets victory over German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in what was the Swiss legend's 1500th career match in the opening round of the ATP Swiss indoors in Basel.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Happy with SC order, manufactured apprehensions laid to rest: Anirudh Chaudhry
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Hearing the BCCI matter, the Supreme Court bench comprising Justices S.A. Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao on Tuesday not only directed the Committee of Administrators (CoA) -- appointed by the SC for the purpose of running the BCCI administration -- to demit office once the new office bearers take charge, but also said that there will be a final hearing in the matter on November 27-28.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep: Study
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that immune cells called microglia, which play an important role in reorganising the connections between nerve cells, fighting infections, and repairing damage, are also primarily active while we sleep.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
PM meets Abhijit Banerjee, says India proud of his accomplishments
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and said, "India is proud of his accomplishments".
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kohli & Shastri's support has helped in new role as opener: Rohit
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) Rohit Sharma, who was designated as India's opener for the three-Test series against South Africa, has insisted that it has been great start for him as a top-order batsman and he doesn't want to let it go.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Ready to visit Riyadh to settle differences: Zarif
Tehran, Oct 22 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that he was ready to visit Saudi Arabia to help reduce the ongoing tensions between Riyadh and Tehran if suitable conditions existed, a media report said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
MG Hector receives Apple Car Play update
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) MG Hector on Tuesday received the first over-the-air (OTA) software update that adds new features such as Apple Car Play and enhances the overall user experience with technological enhancements.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Social media norms: SC allows transfer of pleas from HCs to apex court
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Accepting Facebook's plea, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed transfer of various petitions, related to guidelines for regulation of the social media in India, from different high courts to the top court.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Post IT raids godman Kalki Bhagavan claims to be 'more powerful'
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Refuting some media reports self-styled godman Kalki Bhagavan in a video message to his devotees said he has not fled the country but in fact has turned more powerful after the Income Tax raids.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
IBM 'Watson Anywhere' to help Indian firms scale AI on any Cloud
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) Tech giant IBM on Tuesday announced new innovations to further advance its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven intelligent cognitive approach "Watson Anywhere" that will help Indian enterprises scale AI across any Cloud and wherever the data resides.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Indian banking, securities IT spending to grow 9% in 2020
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Spending by the banking and securities sector in India will total $11 billion in 2020, an increase of 9.1 per cent from 2019, as the sectors continue to increase its investments in digital business, said a latest forecast by Gartner Inc. on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
Sheep with famously large fleece dies in Australia
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Chris, a merino sheep famed for once being discovered with the world's heaviest fleece, has died, his care-takers at a farm in Australia said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi govt to redesign PWD roads with international design
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Delhi government will redesign atleast nine PWD roads in the city with international standards, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jt. counter op centre of R&AW, IB, NIA & police in Punjab (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Pakistan's concentrated effort to stoke terrorism in Punjab, India has decided to strengthen inter-agency cooperation by creating a joint counter operation centre of security agencies, including Punjab Police in the state, sources said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
ED arrests Mirchi aide Humayun Merchant in money laundering case
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) A week after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) revealed Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel's deals with late Iqbal Mirchi, a close aide of Pakistan-based underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, the agency on Tuesday said it has arrested Humayun Merchant, who handled Mirchi's real estate businesses.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Deepika becomes flag-bearer of Modi's 'Bharat ki Laxmi' initiative
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone along with wold badminton champion P.V. Sindhu will be representing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign 'Bharat Ki Laxmi', which celebrates womanhood.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hrithik, Tiger thrilled as 'War' enters Rs 300 cr-club
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff starrer high octane action movie "War" has minted over Rs 300 crore in India. The actors are over the moon with the love the film has received since its release October 2.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Johnson publishes his Brexit Withdrawal Bill
London, Oct 22 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has published his 110-page Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill just hours before MPs were scheduled debate it in House of Commons on Tuesday, in an attempt to avoid another delay and take the country out of the European Union (EU) by October 31.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
No solution in sight as TSRTC employees' strike enters 18th day
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) The striking employees of state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) adopted a novel way to protest on Tuesday as their indefinite strike entered the 18th day.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Dhoni riskiest celebrity searched online: McAfee
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Former India cricket captain M.S. Dhoni is the most dangerous of "search for online" celebrities who lead such search results, exposing Internet users to malicious websites and malware, an annual report by McAfee said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Post 370, J&K, Ladakh govt employees to get 7th pay panel benefits
Srinagar, Oct 22 (IANS) In a major relief after the abrogation of the Article 370 of the Constitution on August 6, now the government employees of the newly created Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Ladakh will get all the Central Pay Commission benefits from October 31.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy
Nandan Nilekani steps in to soothe Infosys investors
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) In an attempt to soothe investor sentiments, Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani on Tuesday assured investigations to the "fullest extent" into allegations of unethical practices against its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salil Parekh and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Nilanjan Roy by some anonymous employees of the company.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CoA to demit office once new BCCI team takes charge: SC
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by it for the purpose of running the BCCI administration, to demit the office as their term ends once the new office bearers take charge.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mumbai Metro ferries 600 mn commuters in 65 months
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Setting a record of sorts, the Reliance Infrastructure-promoted Mumbai Metro One Ltd (MMOPL) has ferried over 600 million commuters in just 65 months of operations, a spokesperson said here on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
'Lord of the Rings' series gets it main villain
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) "Game of Thrones" star Joseph Mawle has joined the team of Amazon Studios' upcoming "Lord Of The Rings" series in the role of main villain.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dhoni joins team post SA series win in Ranchi
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) Former skipper M.S. Dhoni on Tuesday joined the Indian team in Ranchi following their emphatic victory over South Africa in the third and final Test at the JSCA International Complex.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Animal bones found in stomaches of Goa stray cattle
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) Days after Goa's Garbage Management Minister Michael Lobo claimed that stray cattle in the state's coastal belt have "turned non-vegetarian", trustee of a cow shelter where such animals are being relocated, has confirmed the unusual trend.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Have to be multi-dimensional to be world best, says Kohli
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) Following India's comprehensive victory over India in the three-Test series over South Africa, skipper Virat Kohli reiterated the importance of being multi-dimensional and being ready for the challenges at all times.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Sreekumar Menon says will cooperate with police on actress' complaint
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 (IANS) Malayalam filmmaker Sreekumar Menon on Tuesday assured actress Manju Warrier that he will cooperate with the police on her complaint against him. In a Facebook post, Menon said he came to know about her complaint from friends and the media.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trudeau's Liberals win Canadian general elections (2nd Lead)
Ottawa, Oct 22 (IANS) Incumbent Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has emerged victorious in the tightly contested general elections, and will return to power as a minority government, media reports said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Navy capable of thwarting threat from enemy: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian Navy is capable of thwarting any threat from enemy countries and has taken various steps to ensure that 26/11 type terror incidents never happen again, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Kohli for 5 Test centres amid poor numbers on India stands
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) Even though India registered an emphatic win over South Africa in the third Test in Ranchi, skipper Virat Kohli was not impressed with the number of fans turing out at the JSCA Stadium in M.S. Dhoni's hometown and thus mooted the idea of having five dedicated Test centres in the country that will encourage people to come and watch the match at the stadia.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Katrina calls Nayanthara 'gorgeous south superstar'
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has collaborated with sothern superstar Nayanthara for promotion of her make-up line Kay Beauty and heaped her with praises.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Uber launches 'public transport' in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) San Francisco-based ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday launched its public transport service in Delhi, the ninth city globally and the first in Asia to have the feature.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Naruhito officially proclaims himself Emperor of Japan
Tokyo, Oct 22 (IANS) Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Tuesday and promised to respect the country's constitution and fulfil all his responsibilities.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Pak Pak may use Kartarpur Corridor to fuel pro-Khalistan campaign
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) With Kartarpur Corridor set to be operationalised, there are fears that the initiative may be used by Pakistan to promote its pro-Khalistan agenda.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Infosys techies complaints before audit committee: Nilekani
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) Infosys techies complaints flagging unethical business practices by Infosys Chief Executive Salil Parekh and Chief Financial Officer Nilanjan Roy have been placed before an Audit Committee, said Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani in a statement on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google, Gmail will now share single profile photo
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) Google has started combining G Suite users' Gmail photos with their Google account profile photos.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ex-Microsoft Office, Cortana executive to head Google G Suite
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) In its bid to take on Microsoft Office, Google has hired former Microsoft Executive Javier Soltero to run its G Suite business, which includes Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive and more.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
European regulators delay lifting 737 MAX grounding order
Chicago, Oct 22 (IANS) European air-safety regulators have officially shelved the idea of lifting the grounding order of the Boeing 737 MAX jets simultaneously with the US, according to informed sources, a significant setback to American regulators' desire for a coordinated global response.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Upcoming Twitter policy to fight deepfake videos
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) Twitter is working on a new policy to tackle deepfake videos on its platform that will address the content which could threaten someone's physical safety or lead to offline harm.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
11-yr-old gets evicted from chess tourney, father seeks explanation
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Even as the All India Chess Federation (AICF) and Tamil Nadu State Chess Association (TNSCA) are maintaining an inexplicable silence on the emotional abuse of 11-year old boy at a chess tourney, his sad father has written to AICF President seeking the reason for his son's explusion.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Sensex down 135 pts, Nifty IT index down 3.70%
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Investors distanced themselves from Infosys on the BSE during Tuesday's trade dragging the benchmark Sensex lower by 135 points.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
What to buy on Dhanteras
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) Dhanteras is considered to be the most auspicious day to shop for jewellery. To help you make the right choice, Narendra Kumar, Creative Director at Amazon Fashion, suggests some of the trending jewellery styles to help ease your dilemma of buying the perfect piece of jewellery for you and your loved ones.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
I stick to certain aesthetics: Diana Penty
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Diana Penty says she likes to experiment with her looks when it comes to fashion, but at the same time ensures restricting to her aesthetics. In an interview with IANSlife, the "Happy Bhag Jayegi" actress talks about her style mantra, fashion preferences and more.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Naturally Naturals
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) What sprouted as an idea of serving handmade fruit ice cream with a stand alone store in Mumbais famous Juhu is now a brand with pan India presence which envisions Rs 500 crore turnover by 2025. Naturals Ice Cream was started by Raghunandan Kamath in 1984 after he realised the scope for making fruit and dry fruit-based ice cream, inspired by kulfi. And over the years, the brand became synonymous with interesting fruit ice cream flavours like sitaphal, lychee, coconut, etc., and may soon introduce low fat vegan ice creams.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Keep the festivities joyful for your skin
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) October, the month of festive joy, can be harsh on your skin with less time for skincare, increased pollution and of course, more calorie intake.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Yogi to gift projects worth Rs 373.69 crore to Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Oct 22 (IANS) When Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Ayodhya on Saturday for the 'Deepotsav' programme, he will gift projects worth Rs 373.69 crore to the people of the holy city.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Who is Bezos? Asks US student as Amazon CEO stands next to him
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Jeff Bezos may be the richest person on Earth, but for a high school student in the US capital, the Amazon CEO is just an ordinary man and there is "no big deal" if he is around on a surprise visit.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Technology
Infosys shares plunge 15% on whistleblower letter
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Infosys shares opened with severe losses and plunged 15 per cent on Tuesday, following a whistleblower complaint alleging "unethical practices" by the companys Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salil Parekh and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Nilanjan Roy.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Infosys must act with urgency, calm investors, workers first: Experts as stock tumbles
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) As Infosys (NYSE: INFY) reels from the onslaught of a whistleblower complaint alleging "unethical practices" by the companys Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salil Parekh and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Nilanjan Roy, crisis communications experts are recommending the firm must act with a "sense of urgency" with respect to at least two critical audiences -- investors and employees -- for effective damage control at a time when Infosys reputation is on the line in full view of its global stakeholders.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Not just 1 or 2, every player chipped in against SA: Shastri
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) Following India's commanding performance in the three-Test series against South Africa which they won 3-0, head coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday emphasized that it was a complete team effort and not just performance from certain individuals that helped them register their record 11th Test series win at home.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
This Indian team under Virat is tough, dominated us completely: Faf
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has admitted that they were dominated by India in all the three departments in the three-match series which the hosts won 3-0.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
SC grants bail to Chidambaram in INX Media corruption case
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to former Finance minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media corruption case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nationalism dominates SL prez poll campaign: Analysts
Colombo, Oct 22 (IANS) Ahead of the Noverber 16 presidential election in Sri Lanka, hopefuls were making a strong national security pitch to woo voters in a polarized campaign focused on the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide bombings that claimed 260 lives, according to political analysts.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Reinterpreter of Mythologies
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) She vividly remembers a childhood spent amidst scents of different small towns; the yawning pace of life, a household that held literature dear. And how at her uncle's house in Kangra, conversations around Pahari paintings and Indian miniature were a part of daily conversation.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Banking ops affected due to bankers strike
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Nearly 3,00,000 bankers in public and private sector banks refused work on Tuesday across the nation protesting merger of 10 government banks into four, affecting normal banking operations, claimed All India Bank Employees' Union (AIBEA).
2019-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Yogi to gift projects worth Rs 373.69 to Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Oct 22 (IANS) When Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Ayodhya on Saturday for the 'Deepotsav' programme, he will gift projects worth Rs 373.69 crore to the people of the holy city.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Chile mass riots toll increases to 12
Santiago, Oct 22 (IANS) The death toll in the mass riots that has gripped Chile over the government's move to increase the local metro fares, has increased to 12, authorities said.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Kartarpur project a positive development amid Indo-Pak tension
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) At a time when relations between India and Pakistan are going through extreme chill amid occasional military escalation, the prospective operationalisation of the Kartarpur Corridor next month stands out as one positive development.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Microsoft acquires Cloud file migration provider Mover
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) Microsoft has acquired leading Cloud file migration provider Mover for an undisclosed sum.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Nicobar Islands
New Delhi , Oct 22 (IANS) An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 jolted Nicobar Islands early Tuesday morning.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Biden maintains double-digit lead in Democratic race
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Former US Vice President Joe Biden has maintained a double-digit lead over the other Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Vadra admitted in Noida hospital for back pain
Noida/ New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, was admitted in a hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Noida after he complained of severe back pain, party sources said.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Netflix expands its comedy slate in India
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Streaming giant Netflix has partnered with eight Indian stand-up comedians, including Vir Das, Kenny Sebastian and Amit Tandon, to create a diverse set of comic acts in different formats and multiple languages.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Imran inaugurates China Hub power plant
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the 1,320 megawatt China Hub power plant, which is one of the primary projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
2019-10-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Kartarpur Corridor: Already mired in dispute
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Even before its inauguration, the Kartarpur Corridor has got mired in a dispute with Pakistan unrelenting on making the pilgrimage to one of the holiest Sikh shrines free of any charges.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
India thrash SA in Ranchi, clinch Test series 3-0
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) India registered an emphatic victory over South Africa by an innings and 202 runs in the third and final Test at the JSCA Stadium on Tuesday to clinch their first-ever series whitewash over the Proteas.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
In a first, 26-yr-old DMD patient in UP survives with stem cell therapy
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a deadly genetic disorder, 99.9 per cent people suffering from which, die between the age of 13 to 23 years. However, in a first, a 26-year-old patient from Lucknow has survived DMD by regularly taking stem cells for the last five years.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-BJP MLA cries love jihad, daughter counters in video
Bhopal, Oct 22 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Bhopal, Surender Nath Singh has accused Congress MLA Arif Masood of being involved in a 'Love Jihad' case, which has resulted in the disappearance of his 26-year-old daughter.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Pakistan to implement FATF action plan by February'
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to fully implementing its action plan to counter money laundering and terrorist financing by February 2020 and get the country out of the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) grey list, a government adviser said.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
'Deepotsav' makes people go back to 'diyas'
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) This Diwali, it is back to basics. Potters across Uttar Pradesh are working overtime to make earthen "diyas" that were lost to Chinese lamps and lanterns in the past years. But, now people are again picking up the diyas.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Robert Vadra admitted at Noida hospital
Noida, Oct 22 (IANS) Robert Vadra, husband of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, has been admitted at Noida's Metro Hospital.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ailing Sharif rushed to hospital for check-up
Lahore, Oct 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was rushed to a hospital here after his health condition deteriorated, a media report said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Facebook removes more fake Russian, Iranian accounts
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) Facebook has removed multiple fake accounts that originated in Iran and Russia and targeted the US, North Africa and Latin America before elections.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
US firm unrelated to India using Sanskrit name threatens Trump
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) An American clothing company with no connections to India that uses the Sanskrit name 'Dhvani', has launched a media campaign showing violence against President Donald Trump, causing confusion and problems for Indian cultural organisations.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Delhi is India's crime capital, latest govt data shows
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Is Delhi a safe place to live? The unprecedented increase in crime, registered in the national capital, suggests that the city is gradually turning into Chicago, with cases of heinous crimes like rape and murder, almost double and triple of Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident