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Bomb suspect flown in, to be produced in Mangaluru court
Mangaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Mangaluru airport bomb suspect Aditya Rao, arrested on surrendering in Bengaluru on Wednesday, was flown to this port city in western Karnataka for custody and interrogation, the police said.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Water tank collapses in Bengal, video goes viral
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) A video footage of a huge overhead water tank collapsing like a pack of cards in West Bengal's Bankura district went viral on social media on Wednesday, prompting the authorities to order a probe.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pandit rehab project to be theme of J&K R-Day float
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir's 'Back to Village' programme for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits, launched last year, is the theme for its Republic Day tableau this year.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt's new initiative 'Jal Jeevan Mission' part of R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The tableau of Ministry of Jal Shakti will showcase the government's new initiative, 'Jal Jeevan Mission', during the Republic Day parade, which aims at providing functional tap connection to every rural household by 2024.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
NDRF to showcase flood rescue team in action on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will showcase their flood rescue team in action, rescuing drowned people, including children and animals, during the Republic Day parade on Sunday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bengal Police SI among four held for stealing rifles
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Four persons, including a police Sub-Inspector, were arrested on Wednesday for stealing rifles from the 'malkhana' (room for keeping seized arms and ammunition and other case properties) of Lalgarh police station in West Bengal.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Plea in SC to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in 2016 sedition case
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court's refusal to direct the city's AAP government to grant sanction for prosecution of former JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar in the 2016 sedition case.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Karnataka to showcase first socio-religious parliament on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Karnataka government will show case 'Anubhava Mantapa' (Centre for Experiences), a socio-religious centre of the 12th century Kalyana Karnataka, in its tableau in the Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Commerce Ministry tableau depicts Startup India project
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Ministry of Commerce and Industry will take part in this year's Republic Day Parade where it is going to showcase a tableau depicting various stages of its flagship project, 'Startup India'.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kohli posts pic with team mates in 'beautiful Auckland'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India's home season came to an end with the 2-1 ODI series win against Australia and they now tour New Zealand until March with the T20I series between the two sides starting on Friday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Anti-CAA stir: All faith human chain in Kolkata on R-Day
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Kolkata will witness to an all faith human chain stretching from the north to the south of the city on January 26 - the nation's Republic Day - as a means to consolidate the protests against the new citizenship law CAA and proposed countrywide NRC.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Zim vs SL 1st Test: Mathews' maiden double ton puts SL in command
Harare, Jan 22 (IANS) Angelo Mathews' maiden double century tipped the scales in Sri Lanka's favour on Day 4 of their first Test against Zimbabwe in Harare. Mathews scorded 200 off 468 balls as Sri Lanka declared on 515/9. Zimbabwe batted out 17 overs at the end of the day and ensured they don't lose a wicket. They were 30/0 at stumps and trail Sri Lanka by 127 runs.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
AAP goads BJP to announce Delhi CM face
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released the list of star campaigners, the AAP again took a jibe asking it about its chief ministerial face.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
AAP all out on streets as the election nears
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) With just about two weeks left for the Delhi Assembly polls, leaders of Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday hit the streets of the national capital with roadshows and public meetings seeking votes for the party.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
H1B workers' children in New Jersey eligible for affordable higher education tuition
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Students living in New Jersey who are children of foreign workers on H1B visas will now qualify for the more affordable in-state tuition for higher education at the states public institutions.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,National
WFP launches new humanitarian staging area in Nepal
Rome, Jan 22 (IANS/AKI) A new humanitarian staging area has been inaugurated in Nepal that will be able to store essential supplies for over 60,000 people, the United Nations World Food Programme said in a statement on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UP's R-Day float to showcase state's composite culture
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Republic Day tableau of the UP government will exhibit the cultural and religious tourism and the 'Sarva Dharma Sama Bhav" theme.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chief Justice says 'overcrowding' a big issue in courtrooms
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on Wednesday took note on the excessive crowd in the courtroom ahead of the hearing on the 140 petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act and said there was a need to devise a mechanism to tackle the menace.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kolkata Port Trust part of Republic Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Ministry of Shipping has dedicated its tableau for Republic Day parade to Kolkata Port Trust.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Kashmir to Kanyakumari' to fascinate viewers on Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) This year, the Centre Public Works Department (CPWD) tableau will be based on its horticulture department depicting Kashmir to Kanyakumari theme, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pakistan's ability to back terrorists diminished: US report
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan's capability to intervene militarily in Kashmir has been reduced and backing militancy would be a costly alternative for a diplomatically isolated Islamabad, according to a policy analysis prepared for US Congress.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Anand Mahindra impresses Tweeple with #whatsappwonderbox
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra recently shared a video on an innovative math hack, impressing the Twitterati. Even Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan loved the video.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Students protest outside lit meet as Swapan Dasgupta speaks
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Displaying placards and posters opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens, hundreds of Left students staged a protest demonstration outside the Victoria Memorial Hall here on Wednesday, where BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta was speaking at a session of the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Netizens laud brave children after Bal Puraskar
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Twitetrati lauded the brave children after President Ram Nath Kovind presented them with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mamata challenges Shah to clarify on CAA provisions
Darjeeling, Jan 22 (IANS) Taking on Union Home Minister Amit Shah a day after he accused the country's opposition parties of 'misleading' the people on CAA, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday challenged him to clarify provisions of the new citizenship law and alleged the Centre was planning to prepare two separate NPR lists.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Andhra Council refers 3-capitals Bills to select committee
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) In a huge jolt to the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh, the state Legislative Council Chairman on Wednesday referred two Bills for creating three state capitals to a select committee.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Disappointed over SC's refusal to stay CAA: Jamaat-e-Islami
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court's refusal to stay the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tweeple gives thumbs up to innovate way of teaching maths
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A video of students singing and dancing while learning multiplication tables is doing the rounds on internet, leaving many impressed.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gujarat's R-Day tableau to exhibit Queen's Stepwell
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The tableau of Gujarat will display 'Rani ki Vav -- Jal Mandir' (Queen's Stepwell), a unique piece of ancient Indian architecture, construction and craftsmanship, located in Patan city.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Maha trio arrested for bid to extort Rs 3 cr from Goa Min
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Three persons from Maharashtra were arrested by the Goa Police on Wednesday for allegedly trying to extort Rs 3 crore from state Public Works Department Minister Deepak Pauskar.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Financial inclusion is Fin Min's theme for R Day tableau
New Delhi, Jan (22) The tableau of Department of Financial Services, under the Ministry of Finance, in this year's Republic Day parade will depict the achievements made in the area of financial inclusion which have been recognized world-wide.
2020-01-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic, Serena in 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams all made it to the third round of the 2020 Australian Open at the end of the third day of the first Grand Slam of the season in Melbourne on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
RBL Bank Q3 net profit down 70% to Rs 66 cr, bad loans surge
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Private sector RBL Bank on Wednesday reported a near 70 per cent drop in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December to Rs 66.49 crore, caused by a significant rise in provisions.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian Army chief in J&K to take stock of ground situation
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian Army chief, Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, on Wednesday, undertook his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking charge, to review security operations in the region.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Work begins on Chandrayaan-3 mission: ISRO
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) In its second attempt to soft-land on the moon, India began working on its third lunar mission -- Chandrayaan-3 -- which is scheduled for launch in early 2021, a top space official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
CRPF team comes to the aide of pregnant woman
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), Jan 22 (IANS) In the dense forests of Bijapur village, Padeda, a Maoist hub, has little to boast of in terms of healthcare facility, roads and logistics.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Goa tableau to showcase its biodiversity, shores
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Goa will depict its seashore along with its biodiversity and livelihoods on its tableau during the Republic Day parade, apart from highlighting the state's campaign to 'Save the Frog'.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
ISL: Dominant Bengaluru run over Odisha to claim top spot
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Bengaluru bounced back from their defeat to Mumbai City in style with a dominating 3-0 win against Odisha FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
MP BJP leader sparks row with 'vulgar' comment targeting Collector
Biaora (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 22 (IANS) Former minister of state in the previous Shivraj Singh Chauhan-led BJP ministry in Madhya Pradesh, Badrilal Yadav added a new dimension to the bitter conflict between his party and the Congress on Wednesday by passing vulgar comments against Rajgarh Collector Nidhi Nivedita.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Rajasthan farmers, not Pakistan, will get Ravi water: Shekhawat
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Jalshakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Wednesday visited the barrage project being built on the Ravi river in Pathankot district and said that the water under India's control will only be used in the country, while not even one drop of water will go to Pakistan.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Rukuna Rath Yatra of Odisha to roll on Rajpath on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to showcase Rukuna Rath Yatra of Lord Lingaraja, worshipped as both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu (Harihara) at the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, at the Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Himachal Pradesh tableau to highlight Kullu Dussehra festival
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The tableau of Himachal Pradesh will showcase fervour and festivity of world famous Kullu Dussehra celebrated in Kullu valley during the Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Elephant a gentleman, will not allow it to be troubled: SC
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday noted that "the elephant is a gentleman" and the man should give way for it, as it expressed its willingness to uphold the Tamil Nadu government order, notifying the Nilgiris Elephant Corridor.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Why's PM not listening to Shaheen Bagh's man ki baat: Azad
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) With crowd at Shaheen Bagh cheering him on Wednesday, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad sharpened his attack on the Prime Minister, saying "if the PM can do 'Mann ki baat,' then why is he not listening to the 'mann ki baat' of women of Shaheen Bagh who are sitting in protest for the last 38 days for a cause?"
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Top tennis talent at Bengaluru Open tournament
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) The third edition of Bengaluru Open, an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour event, has lined up four players ranked under top 100 and 13 players in the top 150, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
P.K. Banerjee responding to treatment: Hospital
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Legendary Indian footballer P.K. Banerjee, who was admitted to a city hospital after his sodium levels fell, is "responding to the ongoing treatment", a statement issued by the hospital said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mild quake in Himachal's Chamba district
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) A mild earthquake occurred in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday evening, the Met office here said.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meghalaya to showcase living root bridge at R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, will showcase the double-decker living root bridge, a unique natural phenomenon shaped by human ingenuity, in its tableau for the Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bamboo, cane crafts will dominate Assam tableau
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to showcase the northeastern state's bamboo and cane crafts in its tableau during the Republic Day parade, a senior state government officer said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Madhya Pradesh tableau to be based on Tribal Museum
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to showcase a tableau depicting Tribal Museum of the state in Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Helping women in distress through food
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Asma Khan wears many hats with elan: Those of a chef, restaurateur and a cookbook author.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Jaish plots 'spectacular strike', high alert in J&K, Delhi
New Delhi 22 January (IANS) As Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) plans a 'spectacular suicide strike' on the eve of the first Republic Day after the scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the entire Union Territory of J&K has been put on high alert.
2020-01-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Shubhankar looking to maintain momentum in Abu Dhabi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian golfers Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar mark their presence at the Emirates Golf Club in the United States as they continue on their European tour journey to represent India in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic tournament after playing at the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
#VikKat? Vicky & Katrina trigger off social media buzz
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Is it game on really, for VicKat? Fans of Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif on social media would love to think so.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Andhra tableau reflects Kuchipudi, Kondapalli handicrafts
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh tableau will reflect the culture, tradition and lifestyle of people showcasing the Tirumala Tirupati Brahmotsavam, classical Kuchipudi dance, Kondapalli handicrafts and Kalankari paintings using natural colours in the Republic Day parade.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Edible oil adulterating unit busted in Gurugram, owner held
Gurugram, Jan 22 (IANS) The Gurugram Police crime branch have busted a unit making fake edible oil in the Bilaspur area and arrested its owner for alleged involvement in adulteration and illegal labelling of well-known brands for supplying adulterated refined oil in the market, according to an announcement here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Honoured to have been mentioned by PM: Kumble
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Former India captain Anil Kumble on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who, during his annual 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' event on coping with exams, has cited the cricketer's example of playing with a broken jaw against the West Indies in a Test match in 2002.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
AAP fields fresh face, BJP bets on warhorse in Trilokpuri
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Trilokpuri, the nondescript Delhi neighbourhood of East Delhi, could be a congested resettlement colony with basic needs and aspirations, like clean water, proper sewage and uncluttered roads. But as it readies to vote in the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections, its intermittent communal past weighs.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Baloch Hindu outfit in SC: CAA essential for minorities
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Balochistan Hindu Panchayat, an organization working for the protection of those who fled Pakistan, on Wednesday defended the Citizenship Amendment Act before the Supreme Court.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Soha Ali Khan: Health is number one on my priority list
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Soha Ali Khan says taking care of health is number one on her priority list.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
L&T's Q3 consolidated net profit up 16.5%
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Infrastructure and engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Wednesday reported a 16.48 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December at Rs 2,751.66 crore.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP turns heat on Soren, to send fact finding team to J'khand
New Delhi/Ranchi, Jan 22 (IANS) The BJP has condemned the shocking incident in which seven people were allegedly abducted by Patthalgari supporters in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district and are believed to have been killed.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Oil India moves SC on its order over AGR dues
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) State-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL), the country's second-largest public sector oil and gas producer, has filed a clarificatory/modificatory petition in the Supreme Court on its earlier order which has expanded the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) for telecom companies to include non-core operations of any company having a telecom-related licence.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Kashmir only acceded, never merged into Indian dominion'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Kashmir had only acceded and it was not merged into the Dominion of India, a counsel representing the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association challenging the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 told the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
OMRS installation to be completed by Dec 2020: Railways
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In a bid to ensure safe travel for passengers, Indian Railways plans to complete implementation of 25 Online Monitoring of Rolling Stock systems (OMRS) at 20 locations in Phase I by the end of 2020.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sonia, Priyanka visit party leader's house
Rae Bareli, Jan 22 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday visited the residence of former Congress MLA Ajay Pal Singh at Arkha.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Cracks in democracy: India drops ten places in Democracy Index
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Citing erosion of civil liberties in the country, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) put India 10 ranks lower at the 51st place out of 167 countries in its Democracy Index's global ranking released on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hindu Mahasabha for sedition case against Shaheen Bagh protestors
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Hindu mahasabha has demanded sedition cases be slapped against the Shaheen Bagh protestors in Delhi.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahane asks fans for show suggestions to binge watch
Auckland, Jan 22 (IANS) Preparing for their Test series, Indias Test vice captain Ajinkya Rahane on Wednesday asked fans to suggest the names of some shows to binge watch during his off time.
2020-01-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Naseeruddin Shah is 'frustrated': Anupam Kher's retort to 'clown' jibe
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Naseeruddin Shah called his industry colleague Anupam Kher a "clown" earlier on Wednesday, and now the latter has responded to the jibe saying Shah is a "frustrated" man despite of all the acclaim he has won.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka's swipe: Shah challenging those who don't venture out
Rae Bareli, Jan 22 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday took a swipe at Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and former Chief Ministers Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, saying the BJP leader is throwing a challenge on the CAA-NRC issue to "those who did not come out of their houses".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kejriwal leads AAP's list of 39 star campaigners
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), here on Wednesday, made public the list of 39 star campaigners for the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's name on the top.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sonia's return temporary, need organisational polls: Tharoor (IANS interview)
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Describing as a "temporary arrangement" the return of Sonia Gandhi to the post of Congress president, senior party leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday reiterated his call for elections to all leadership positions in order to revive the party and energise its workers.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Bigg Boss 13: Akanksha breaks up with housemate Paras?
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Paras Chhabra's girlfriend Akanksha Puri has reportedly decided to break up with the "Bigg Boss 13" contestant.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Man cuts book into half, Twitter abuzz
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A Twitter post has divided the internet after the user revealed that he cuts long books in half to make them more portable.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Azharuddin booked for allegedly cheating Maha travel agent
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Jan 22 (IANS) A case was filed former Indian cricket team captain and ex-MP Mohammed Azharuddin and two others for allegedly cheating a local travel agent of around Rs 2.10 million, a police official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam Rifles dismisses IPS officer's charges
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Three days after a woman IPS officer alleged that a soldier of Assam Rifles physically assaulted and molested her at a check post near Moreh town in Manipur's Tengnoupal district, the force in a statement rejected the accusations calling it "baseless and fabricated", and blamed her for "illegally entering Myanmar".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
AP govt hires Mukul Rohtagi to defend three-capital move
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) With its move to develop three state capitals challenged in the Andhra Pradesh High Court by Amaravati farmers, the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led state government has hired senior lawyer and former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to argue its case.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hugh Laurie's new sci-fi comedy 'Avenue 5' dissects social order
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Hugh Laurie says his sci-fi comedy series "Avenue 5" examines how terrifyingly quick the breakdown process of a social order can be.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Naseeruddin Shah's son Vivaan to play ragpicker in his next
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Vivaan Shah, who is the younger son of actors Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak, will be seen playing a kabaadiwala (ragpicker) in the upcoming film "Kabaad: The Coin".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gokulam to give Churchill ticket money to Dhanarajan family
Kozhikode, Jan 22 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC will hand over all the ticket revenue from its next I League match against Churchill Brothers on January 26 to the family of late footballer Dhanarajan Radhakrishnan.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Sunil Grover loves playing women on screen
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor-comedian Sunil Grover is popular as Gutthi, his comic female avatar with two ribboned braids, and he says that he loves playing women characters. The trend of male actors dressing up as women for tickling the funny bone should continue as long as people find it humorous and is done in a graceful way, he adds.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' to re-release in India on Feb 14
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood", which has become an award-season favourite, will be re-released in India on February 14.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Telangana finally gets to show its rich culture
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Five years after its birth, Telangana -- the youngest state of the country -- will have its tableau in the Republic Day parade. The tableau will represent rich mix of culture and festivals.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Keeping quiet is not a solution: Comedian Rohan Joshi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Comedian and AIB co-founder has always been vocal about his views, be it political or social. He does not shy away from sharing his opinions on issues. Recently when many celebrities were hesitatant to speak on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) row, Rohan was among the few to lend his name and face to the ongoing protests.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Air India's plane audit tender out, disinvestment EoI on way
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The second attempt to sell Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express has begun with the national career floating tender for physical aircraft inspection of its fleet and data room related matters.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chhattisgarh tableau to showcase folk life at R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh tableau will showcase the artistic beauty of the state's folk life during the Republic Day parade on January 26, the state government said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Taxpayers given more time to file monthly GST returns
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In a major relief for small traders with an annual turnover of Rs 5 crore or less, the government on Wednesday announced the extension of the cut-off date for filing monthly GST returns by up to 4 days.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Atlas Cycles co-promoter's wife found hanging at family home
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Atlas Cycles co-promoter Sanjay Kapur's wife Natasha Kapur allegedly committed suicide here, police said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KJo: We've all been through difficult phases of self-doubt
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says every one goes through difficult phases of self-doubt and low confidence, and that affects ones ability to put oneself out there.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Airtel partners with Western Union for real-time global payments
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday entered into a partnership with global money transfer company Western Union to launch real-time payments into bank accounts in India and mobile wallets across Africa.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Iyyanar deity statue to showcase TN tradition
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will showcase Iyyanar deity statue in its tableau during Republic Day parade as it is installed at the entrance of villages in the state with a belief that he would protect the villagers from "evil forces". Iyyanar deity is also known as the guardian deity of villages.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jennifer Winget, Shivin in Rishikesh to shoot shadi scene in 'Beyhadh 2'
Rishikesh, Jan 22 (IANS) Actors Jennifer Winget and Shivin Narang are currently in Rishikesh to film a wedding sequence for their show "Beyhadh 2".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iltija Mufti hits out at Centre's outreach programme
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Iltija Mufti, the daughter of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who operates her Twitter handle, has hit out at the ongoing visit of Union ministers to Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Cyber star Prajakta Koli elated to work with Michelle Obama
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Internet sensation Prajakta Koli has collaborated with Michelle Obama on the "Creators For Change" series. For Prajakta, working with the former US first lady was an amazing experience.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Top Indian philanthropists join hands to fight climate change
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS In a bid to solve Indias pressing climate challenges, countrys foremost philanthropists on Wednesday joined hands to form the India Climate Collaborative (ICC) that will worke to strengthen the climate community locally, build a climate narrative and drive solutions that will ensure both the natural world and people thrive.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Preity, Vir Das' 'Fresh Off The Boat' episode set for India premiere
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The special episode of American sitcom "Fresh Off The Boat" featuring Indian actors Preity Zinta and Vir Das will premiere in India on January 24.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Reject Kapil Mishra's nomination papers: AAP
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Wednesday complained to the Chief Election Officer alleging wrongful acceptance of the nomination papers of Kapil Mishra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Model Town Assembly seat, by the Returning Officer.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Piramal's Rs 3,650 cr rights issue oversubscribed
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Piramal Enterprises on Wednesday said that its rights issue worth Rs 3,650 crore, which closed on Tuesday, has been over-subscribed by 1.14 times.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cabinet nod for India-Brazil MoU on geology, mineral resources
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed between India and Brazil on cooperation in the field of geology and mineral resources.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India, Tunisia, Papua New Guinea to sign MoU on elections
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval allowing the Election Commission (EC) to sign memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with its counterparts in Tunisia and Papua New Guinea.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
'Love Aaj Kal' song 'Shayad' a trip down memory lane for Imtiaz Ali
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Director Imtiaz Ali says the latest song "Shayad" from his film "Love Aaj Kal", starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan, is a trip down memory lane.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hrithik Roshan wants to don the khakee on screen
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan has shot many car chase and action sequences in his career, but the Bollywood superstar is yet to play a police officer on screen. He now wants filmmakers to write a police officers role for him.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Subhas Chandra Bose temple to open in Varanasi on Thursday
Varanasi, Jan 22 (IANS) A temple built in the name of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be inaugurated here on Thursday which also happens to be the 123rd birth anniversary of the iconic freedom fighter.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Two killed as jilted lover set afire house in Andhra
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) Two persons were charred to death and four others were injured when a jilted lover set afire house of his relative in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Wednesday, police said.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karanvir Bohra to make digital debut with 'The Casino'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) TV star Karanvir Bohra is all set to make his digital debut with the web series "The Casino", and he says these are exciting times for an actor.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-T searches on United Phosphorus premises
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) An income tax (I-T) officer has conducted searches on multi-national agro-chemical manufacturer United Phosphorus Limited (UPL), acting on complaints of tax evasion.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Magsaysay awardee booked for speech against Savarkar
Aligarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Magsaysay Award winning human rights activist Sandeep Pandey has been booked for allegedly making inappropriate comments against Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
IBM bats for regulating AI based on accountability,security
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) IT major IBM has released a regulatory framework for organisations involved in developing or using Artificial Intelligence based on accountability, transparency, fairness and security.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Naseeruddin Shah calls Anupam Kher a 'clown'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Naseeruddin Shah has opened up about the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and said his fellow actor Anupam Kher, who has been "very vocal" in his support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its policies, is a clown.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cabinet okays Rs 4,371Cr for permanent campuses of new NITs
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for the Revised Cost Estimates (RCE) for establishment of permanent campuses of new National Institutes of Technology (NITs) at a cost of Rs 4,371.90 crore for the period 2021-2022.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rani ki Vav, Meghalaya's living root bridge among R-Day attractions
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) On the 70th Republic Day ceremony, Gujarat will showcase the 'Rani ki Vav: Jal Mandir' (Queen's stepwell) in its tableau, which has been recognised as the ancient engineering marvel and also features on the UNESCO's World Heritage Site list, while Meghalaya will showcase the double decker living root bridges.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
MPs' farm panel trip will be five-star affair
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Jan 22 (IANS) Raising great expectations ahead of the Union Budget, a 31-member parliamentary panel will visit Maharashtra from Thursday for two days to study the farmers' issues, official sources said here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Shabana Azmi 'stable' and 'under observation'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Shabana Azmi is recovering. The veteran actress, who was injured in a road accident, is currently under observation but her condition is stable.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Afghan air raids kill 14 insurgents in Kandahar province
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) A total of 14 militants were killed as fighter planes struck a Taliban hideout in Miwand district in southern Kandahar province, said an army statement released here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Rahul to lead anti-CAA rally at Wayanad on Jan 30
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After the Jaipur meeting on January 28, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Wayanad on January 30 to lead an anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) rally.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shakti Mohan: Have no interest in acting
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Renowned choreographer Shakti Mohan says that she finds it offensive when someone suggests she should try acting.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Spotify testing new Stories feature for influencer playlists
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is working on a new feature that lets influencers share Stories alongside their public playlists. The new version will let select users share video clips that contain snippets of songs and album art.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Delhi polls: 13 cases against AAP for violating model code
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A total of 13 FIRs have been registered against Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for violating the model code of conduct, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
The man who made Shraddha, Varun dance in 'Street Dancer 3D'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Rahul Shetty, who has choreographed several songs in "Street Dancer 3D", considers it a "once in a lifetime" experience" to work with renowned actors like Prabhudeva, Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in the film.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SRK's epic reply to fan who wants to rent room in his bungalow
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan gave an epic reply to a fan seeking to rent a room in the superstars bungalow, Mannat, during an open chat with fans on Twitter.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-League: Neroca host league leaders Mohun Bagan
Imphal, Jan 22 (IANS) Neroca FC will be hosting Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan at the Khuman Lumpak Stadium in Imphal on Thursday as the season approaches its half-way mark.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
MHA urges SC to plug loopholes that delay convicts' hanging
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Facing the heat for procedural delay in execution of death sentence of four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) here on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its January 2014 judgement that didn't specify deadline for availing legal remedies.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ranji Roundup: Delhi ride Rana's unbeaten ton to thrilling win
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Nitish Rana displayed his T20 repertoire in full as he smashed a heroic unbeaten 68-ball 105 to help Delhi chase down a stiff target of 347 and win their Ranji Trophy group A encounter against defending champions Vidarbha at the Arun Jaitley Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
ISL: Chennaiyin host Jamshedpur in chase for playoffs
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) The race for the playoff spots is set to get hotter as Chennaiyin FC host Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Thursday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Kerala HC stays TV series on 'cyanide killer' Jolly
Kochi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday stayed the airing of ongoing TV series on serial murders that took place at Koodathai in Kozhikode district between 2002 and 2016.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Haryana CM to campaign in 17 Delhi constituencies
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said he will campaign for the BJP in 17 Delhi Assembly segments, situated along his state's border.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Tokyo Olympics: Saina, Srikanth race time to qualify
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Four weeks into the Olympic year and the badminton qualification process has entered its home run. P.V. Sindhu and Sai Praneeth's medals at the 2019 World Championships hold them in good stead and they are more or less assured of a place in the Tokyo Olympics. Doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty's recent upturn in form has resulted in them being in a safe zone in the qualification rankings. Beyond them, however, the picture becomes murky, particularly for Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal, two names that not too long ago were touted as medal prospects for India come Tokyo 2020.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Punjab's tableau to showcase Guru Nanak's philosophy
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) 'Kirat Karo', 'Naam Japo' and 'Vand Chhako' is the theme of Punjab's tableau at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
New ultrafast camera takes 1 trillion frames per second
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new camera that can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Technology
Pakistan govt postpones release of 'Zindagi Tamasha'
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has postponed the release of the controversial film "Zindagi Tamasha". The ministry has taken this step over fears of violence due to alleged hurting of religious sentiments.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Amazon Pharmacy may expand to UK, Canada, Aus: Report
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Amazon is looking to expanding its prescription drug delivery business likely to be called Amazon Pharmacy, to countries like the UK, Canada and Australia.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Jindal varsity VC addresses global panels at WEF Davos
Davos, Jan 22 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) Vice Chancellor, C. Raj Kumar, spoke to a global audience in three separate sessions at this years World Economic Forum (WEF) being held in Davos, Switzerland from January 21-24.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Education
Cabinet nod for MoU with countries on seafarers
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for the model Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with foreign countries for unilateral and bilateral recognition of certificates of competency of seafarers.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aus Open: Sania pulls out of mixed doubles due to injury
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Tennis sensation Sania Mirza on Wednesday pulled out of the Australian Open mixed doubles due to a calf injury. Mirza was supposed to partner compatriot Rohan Bopanna.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
BJP goes cold on Netaji this year, Chandra Bose upset (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) January 23, 2019 was a day of jubilation, realising a sense of pride and political appropriation. Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, whose mass acknowledgment was mostly restricted to the eastern belt of India, was made a national phenomenon last year when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Subhas Chandra Bose museum at the iconic Red Fort to mark his 122nd birth anniversary. But, one year down the lane, the enthusiasm of the ruling BJP seems to be missing.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former court president in China expelled from CPC
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) A former President of the Higher People's Court in eastern China's Anhui Province has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) over serious violations of party discipline and laws.
2020-01-22
Category: International, China,Politics
E-cigarette popular on Instagram despite anti-vaping content
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Promotional e-cigarette posts on popular photo-sharing platform Instagram outnumber anti-vaping content 10,000 to one, according to a new study.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
R-Day parade: Rajasthani legacy returns after 4 years
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After a long gap of four years, the state of Rajasthan would be getting an opportunity during the Republic Day celebrations on Sunday to showcase its tableau, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Punjab bans 15-year old diesel-run 3-wheelers
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) The Punjab government on Wednesday announced a ban on three-wheelers that are older than 15 years and run on fossil fuel. They will be replaced with electric or compressed natural gas (CNG) engines.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung India aims 35% refrigerator market share in H1 2020
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Samsung India on Wednesday said that it grabbed 33.9 per cent market share in the second half of 2019 to become the top refrigerator player in India and aims to secure 35 per cent market share in the first half of 2020 as demand from small-town India grows in leaps and bounds.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
14 new flights planned for better air connectivity to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) 14 new flights are planned to several national and international destinations as Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged airline operators to improve connectivity with the coastal state.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Water on early Mars may have been habitable for microbes
Tokyo, Jan 22 (IANS) Surface water on early Mars may have been habitable for microbial life, suggests new research which found that the Red Planet's water was mineral-rich and salty.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech
Cong slams govt on Frost International bank fraud
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress has slammed the government for not taking timely action against the directors of Frost International which is alleged to have defrauded banks to the tune of Rs 3,592 crore.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cabinet nod for India-Brazil MoU in oil and gas sector
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Brazil on cooperation in the field of oil and natural gas.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Stalemate continues in Andhra Council over capital Bills
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) Stalemate in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council continued on Wednesday over two Bills for three state capitals, with the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) sticking to its demand that they be referred to a select committee and the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) opposing it.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Over 9,000 passengers screened for coronavirus
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Over 9,000 passengers from 43 flights have been screened at various international airports in India in the wake of outbreak of Coronavirus (nCoV) in the City in China. No case of nCoV has been detected so far here in India.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Read 'Mein Kampf' on CAA implications: Amarinder to Sukhbir
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Even as he questioned Shriomani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Badal's logic in interpreting his criticism of CAA as being "anti-Sikh", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sent him a copy of 'Mein Kampf', advising him to read Adolf Hitler's autobiography to understand dangerous implications of the unconstitutional legislation.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National
ISRO to send humanoid Vyommitra first into space
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian space agency ISRO will send a half-humanoid female into space as part of its human space mission programme Gaganyaan, said officials.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Cabinet nod for India-Brazil MoU on early childhood sector
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India's Indian Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Brazilian Ministry of Citizenship for bilateral cooperation in the field of early childhood.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
India-Brazil pact on legal aid in criminal matters approved
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union cabinet on Wednesday accorded approval to the agreement between India and Brazil on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Anupam Kher's wig act leaves netizens in splits
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A video shared by veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher about buying a wig has invited jokes, memes and sarcasm on Twitter.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
S Korea transgender soldier to sue army after dismissal
Seoul, Jan 22 (IANS) A South Korean transgender soldier who was dismissed for violating regulations following her sex change has threatened to sue the army following the move.
2020-01-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Daman to be Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu UT's capital
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval for designation of Daman as headquarters of Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, making it the capital of the two merged UTs.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sony India brings nostalgia back touchscreen Walkman
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Sony India on Wednesday refreshed its iconic Walkman Series with the Android Walkman NW-A105 in the country, priced at Rs 23,990.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Huawei unveils full list of global smartphones getting EMUI 10
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has revealed the full list of devices that are available on the global market that are eligible for the refreshed user interface based on Android 10.
2020-01-22
Category: International, China,Technology
Budget may offer production incentives for fabless chip cos
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union Budget 2020 may unveil a scheme on production linked benefits to attract hi-tech manufacturing in semiconductors, and microprocessors to India, apart from giving tax incentives to solar electric charging infrastructure, computers, and servers for its thrust in manufacturing of global products to reduce imports.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Redmi K30 Pro may have Snapdragon 865 chip, 8GB RAM: Report
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Xiaomi is likely to bring the K30 Pro with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and 8GB RAM.
2020-01-22
Category: International, China,Technology
2 bn years old Australian meteor crater is oldest known: NASA
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Analysing the age of the Yarrabubba meteor crater in Australia, a NASA scientist has found it to be 2.229 billion years old, making it now the oldest crater currently known.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Cong hails Rajnath for rejecting Adani submarine bid
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress has congratulated Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for not granting the tender for manufacture of diesel-powered submarines to the Adani HSL joint venture.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
UK's Prince Harry, Meghan warn media over photos
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Britains Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have started their new life in Canada after stepping down from their royal duties, even as they have issued a legal warning to the media for clicking their pictures without consent.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Sensex loses 208 points, Nifty ends at 12,106
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Sensex fell for the third straight day on Wednesday as investors turned cautious ahead of the Union Budget. The bearish mood on Dalal Street was also on account of weaker-than-expected quarterly results.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sooraj Barjatya: Will work with Salman again in my next directorial
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya is scripting his next film right now. He admits that as a storyteller he is spoilt by and obsessed with Bollywood superstar and friend Salman Khan, so it is but obvious that he will work with the actor in his next.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cracks appear among Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protesters
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The rift between the volunteers and organisers at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, the venue of an ongoing protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, came into the open when one faction alleged that the other was playing into the hands of the BJP.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
File report on Jamia plea: Court directs Delhi police
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Wednesday directed the police to file an action taken report (ATR) over the alleged brutality that happened inside the Jamia Millia Islamia University campus on December 15 last year.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Thailand Masters: Saina, Srikanth disappoint as India's campaign ends
Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) India had a disappointing opening day at the Thailand Masters as all four shuttlers participating from the country bowed out of the competition after facing defeats in their respective first round matches on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Maha teen commits suicide after sodomy, 14 nabbed
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Jan 22 (IANS) Fourteen persons, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the suicide of an 18-year-old student, who hanged himself after being repeatedly sodomised, a top police official said here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Acid attack survivor Rangoli: Parents would see my face and faint
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel has recalled how her parents used to "see my face and faint" after she suffered an acid attack. She has thanked her sister "Chotu" for standing by her side and working day and night for her treatment.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Boxing Oly qualifiers to be rescheduled, moved out of Wuhan
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Olympic Boxing Qualifiers which were to be held in Wuhan, China were moved out of the city on Wednesday due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir seek TDS relief for expat pilots
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Domestic carriers IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir have pitched for TDS (tax deducted at source) relief for expat pilots.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vaughan wants Banton in county cricket rather than IPL
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) England batter Tom Banton is one of the most exciting stars in the T20 circuit but former England captain Michael Vaughan has asked the England Cricket Board (ECB) to withdraw him from the upcoming IPL season.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ayushmann, co-actors at trailer success bash of 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Makers of Ayushmann Khurrana's upcoming starrer "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan" hosted a bash for the film's cast and crew, to celebrate the tremendous response from the audience as well as critics that the film's trailer has garnered.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Aus Open: Divij enters 2nd round in doubles, Rohan ousted
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan on Wednesday advanced to the second round of men's doubles event at the Australian Open after beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Joao Sousa along with his New Zealand partner Artem Sitak, but Rohan Boppanna was knocked out.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Shaw, Samson shine as India 'A' ease past NZ 'A'
Lincoln (New Zealand), Jan 22 (IANS) A day after replacing Shikhar Dhawan in the ODI squad, opener Prithvi Shaw starred with the bat as India 'A' won by five wickets against New Zealand 'A' in the first unofficial ODI on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Samsung tops India refrigerator market with 33.9% share
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Samsung India on Wednesday said that it grabbed 33.9 per cent market share in the second half of 2019 (July-December period) to become the top refrigerator player in India and aims to secure 35 per cent market share in the first half of this year.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
K'taka cricket body fined Rs 50,000 for using plastic cups
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) City civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) levied a penalty of Rs 50,000 on Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) for using single use plastic cups during the recent India-Australia one day international match.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Smriti Mandhana unveils Power sports collection in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Power, the sports and performance brand by Bata, along with Smriti Mandhana, BCCIs Best Women's International Cricketer and the face of Power, launched their all new fitness collection for 2020. The launch was announced in Mumbai on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
India ignores Trump's mediation offer
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday ignored US President Donald Trump's yet another attempt to offer mediation with Pakistan on Kashmir.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cabinet nod to extension to OBC sub-categorisation panel
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an extension of six months in the tenure of a commission set up to examine the issue of sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the Central List.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Macron begins Israel visit, meets Netanyahu
Jerusalem, Jan 22 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron began his visit to Israel on Wednesday morning and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics
Another Sikh leader flees Pakistan after threats
New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) The Sikh leader who deactivated his Twitter account and moved to Lahore from Peshawar after he was assaulted by "unidentified" armed men a few weeks ago, has fled Pakistan, fearing threats to his life.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Braveheart teen's father recounts his courage
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) As a teen growing up in Kerala, Muhammed Muhsin E.C. told his two younger sisters that they will be famous once he became an IAS officer. Little did the lad know that he would indeed become famous, but for displaying indomitable courage in the face of death.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Interpol issues notice against fugitive godman Nithyananda
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Interpol has issued a Blue Corner notice against fugitive self-styled godman Nithyananda, wanted in India for alleged rape and abduction, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dubai tourism ends 2019 on a high with 16.73mn overnight visitors
Dubai, Jan 22 (IANS) Dubais tourism industry closed a successful decade at the end of 2019, welcoming an all-time high 16.73 million international overnight visitors, an impressive 5.1 per cent increase in tourism volumes, definitively surpassing the global tourism growth forecast by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) by over one per cent.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,IANS Life,IPL 2015,Commonwealth Games 2014
The woman behind the Nirbhaya movement (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A little over seven years ago, after a 23 year old was brutally raped in a moving bus in the national capital leading to her death, public outrage and protests began not only in India but abroad also.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Public holiday declared on Netaji birthday in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has declared January 23 as a public holiday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The notification to this effect was issued following order of Chief Minister Hemant Soren.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Canon India eyes healthcare imaging, security market
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After cementing its position across four key business verticals -- camera, home printers, office printers and commercial printing solutions -- Canon India is now ramping up its effort to tap the growing healthcare imaging and security surveillance market in the country, a top company official said here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Mysterious China virus may impact MWC Barcelona 2020
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Often considered a Mecca for tech enthusiasts, the mobile industry's premier event MWC Barcelona is facing a new challenge this year -- dealing with a mysterious virus first reported in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Wife, children pitch in to ensure hat-trick for Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) It was in October 2019 that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's daughter Harshita took leave from her job and decided to campaign for her father. Now, wife Sunita and son Pulkit have also hit the streets to campaign for the AAP national convener who is eyeing a hat-trick in elections.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Expect Mirabai to win weightlifting medal in Tokyo: Sandhu
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) India's first Dronacharya Award winner in weightlifting Pal Singh Sandhu is expecting Mirabai Chanu to end up with a podium finish at the Tokyo Olympics slated to be held later this year.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
'Tanhaji' declared tax-free in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Ajay Devgn's latest historical drama "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior" has been given a tax-free status till April 30 by the Maharashtra Cabinet, an official said here on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India not a theocratic state: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, 22 Jan (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that India is not a theocratic country because it looks at the world as one large family. Singh was speaking on Wednesday at the National Cadet Corp (NCC) Republic Day Camp, where he presented awards to the Cadets.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CCEA approves closure of Hindustan Fluorocarbons Ltd
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the closure of Hindustan Fluorocarbons Ltd (HFL), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Disney+ to launch in Europe on March 24 ahead of schedule
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Disney's video on-demand streaming service Disney Plus (Disney+) has moved up its launch date in Europe a week, from March 31 to March 24.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Drug for arthritis in dogs can fight cancer in people'
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Drugs for diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism -- and even for treating arthritis in dogs -- can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a new study.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
7 killed by suspected Patthalgari supporters in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jan 22 (IANS) In a shocking incident, seven people who were allegedly abducted by Patthalgari supporters in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district, have been killed.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hope Bushfire Cricket Bash will offer some relief: Tendulkar
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday hoped the charity match to be played for Australia's bushfire victims will "offer some relief to the people and wildlife in Australia", saying that he chose the right team and the right cause.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Mumbai to enter 24x7 era from midnight Jan 26-27
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Wednesday approved the much-anticipated proposal to kickstart 'Mumbai 24x7' from the midnight of January 26-27, cabinet Ministers Anil Deshmukh and Aditya Thackeray announced here.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Alia Bhatt is the new face of Vicco
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Alia Bhatt has been roped in as the brand ambassador for Ayurveda-based personal care brand Vicco.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Cinema/Showbiz
John Abraham's 'killer look' in 'Mumbai saga' wows social media
Mumbia, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor John Abraham makes a killer, all-black style statement in the new still of his upcoming gangster drama "Mumbai Saga", and netizens are going gaga over it.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iran slams 3 EU nations for triggering dispute mechanism
Tehran, Jan 22 (IANS) The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi on Wednesday criticised three European countries -- Britain, France and Germany -- for their recent triggering of the dispute mechanism in the Iran nuclear deal.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Akhilesh challenges BJP to debate on development
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday challenged the BJP to a debate on issues related to development.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
1 militant killed in ongoing encounter in Kashmir's Khrew
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter between the security forces and militants at Khrew in South Kashmir's Tral area on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
File report on Jamia plea: Court directs Delhi police
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Hearing a plea filed by the Jamia Millia Islamia University, a Delhi Court has asked the Delhi Police to file an action taken report on the FIR registered over the December 15, 2019, incident in the varsity campus.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Masaba Gupta launches anti-plastic clothing line
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Fashion designer Masaba Gupta has launched a clothing line 'I Will Wear Out Plastic', that features clothes, with detachable bags built within the garment itself.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
6 kids from northeast selected for National Bravery Awards
Aizawl/Shillong/Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Carolyn Malsawmtluangi, aged just 11, this little girl from Mizoram has become an epitome of courage and quick presence of mind by saving a minor from being abducted.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Mizoram,National
Bharati Achrekar: Youngsters prefer web series over TV shows now
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Bharati Achrekar feels Indian television continues to lack in good content, as a result of which the young audience is moving towards web shows.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Online bullying more horrifying, leads to depression in youths
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) As researchers have found that cyberbullying amplifyies symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people, health experts here also stressed that in some cases it can be far more horrifying than physical bullying.
2020-01-22
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
High alert in J&K ahead of Republic Day
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and Kashmir after intelligence inputs suggest of possible terror strikes ahead of the Republic Day.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Yash Aradhya 1st motorsports person to win PM Bal Puraskar
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Bengalurus Yash Aradhya on Wednesday became the first Indian motorsports star to win the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Award. Yash received the award at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan from President Ram Nath Kovind.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
2nd case after J&K turns UT: CBI books bank official
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) In its second case since J&K became Union Territory, the CBI has booked an official of Jammu and Kashmir Grameen Bank on charges of misappropriation of bank funds to the tune of Rs 1.33 crore by "tempering" with the computer system and documents during January 2016 and January 2020.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung launches refrigerator that makes perfect curd
Gugugram, Jan 22 (IANS) In an effort to help nuclear families and millennials who do not have time or expertise to make that perfect curd at home, Introducing its 2020 refrigerator line up, Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its Curd Maestro refrigerator, which is the world's first that prepares curd.
2020-01-22
Category: India, --select--,Technology
Tweeple hail #TheForgottenArmy new video song
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Amazon Prime Video releases a new song 'Azaadi Ke Liye' the anthem of the song and it will give you goosebumps.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Goa Cong to approach CBI over illegal mining lease renewals
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) With the Goa Chief Minister maintaining that the Lokayukta's report on illegal renewal of 88 mining leases in the coastal state in 2015 is "recommendatory" only, the state Congress on Wednesday said it will approach the CBI for a probe.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Politics
Bigg Boss 13: Friendship of #SidNaaz 'kharab ho gaya'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) #SidNaaz fans has gone bust, at least for now. Housemates Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill are officially no longer friends, amid the ever-changing love/hate dynamics on the ongoing "Bigg Boss 13".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dispose MLA disqualification petitions timely: Goa Congress
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Pumped up by the previous day's Supreme Court order, which urged lawmakers to consider creation of a Tribunal to adjudicate disqualification petitions in a time-bound manner, the Goa Congress on Wednesday urged Speaker Rajesh Patnekar to dispose, within a specific time-frame, its disqualification petition filed in August 2019 against 10 now-former MLAs who switched over to the BJP.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
I see 'incredible' Kohli breaking more records: Smith (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) It's the year of the World T20 and it isn't just Virat Kohli and the Indian boys who are looking to take every opportunity to prepare for the showpiece event slated to be held later in the year. Run-machine Steve Smith is already excited at the prospect of playing another ICC event at home after the 2015 World Cup. In fact, he believes that his stint in the IPL with Rajasthan Royals will have a major role to play in the build-up to the mega event Down Under.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
CM woos global investors, aims to help Karnataka rural economy
Davos/Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Showcasing Karnataka at the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos in Switzerland, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa is eyeing global firms to create jobs through investment in the southern state, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Business/Economy,Politics
Republicans beat back Democrat bid to call witnesses at Trump trial (2nd Lead)
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Republicans beat back 11 amendments by Democrats to bring in witnesses and new evidence and change the rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump during a marathon sitting that stretched into Wednesday and finally adopted the ground rules.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Chris Martin snaps at aggressive autograph hunters
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin recently snapped at fans who seemed too excited to get his autograph.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Once CM's blue eyed boy, Kerala top cop's future in jeopardy
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (IANS) Jacob Thomas, the senior most director general of police in Kerala was once the blue eyed boy of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. After the two fell out, he got a shock on Wednesday when news surfaced that a recommendation has been made to demote him to the rank of additional director general of police.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Arrow' star Stephen Amell suffers a panic attack
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) "Arrow" star Stephen Amell suffered a panic attack while recording a podcast in which he was discussing the end of his hit television series.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rohit Sharma backs Indian colts to bring back U-19 WC trophy
Auckland, Jan 22 (IANS) Star India opener Rohit Sharma has wished luck to the Under-19 Indian team currently participating in the World Cup and is hoping that the Priyam Garg-led side will be able to defend the title and "bring it back".
2020-01-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
60 pc of Indians do not wear right gym shoes: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANSlife) Sixty five per cent of people in India are aware about the difference between a running and training shoe, yet when asked close to 60 per cent of those people do not wear the right shoes to the gym, says a new survey by fitness brand Reebok.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Full flu vaccination cuts child hospitalisations in half
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that fully vaccinated children reduced the risk of hospitalisation for complications associated with influenza by 54 per cent.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Shahid Mallya: Projects such as Ravidas biopic matter
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Shahid Mallya, who has sung a song in "Amar Kahani Ravidas Ji Ki", feels that the upcoming film, based on life of Saint Ravidas, is a very sacred project. He added that filmmakers should make more such films that are based on Indias tradition, culture and values, for the younger generation.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi, Shah, Deol among BJP's 40 star campaigners in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The BJP released its list of star campaigners for the upcoming Delhi polls, on Wednesday, featuring bollywood star Sunny Deol and party's bigest crowd puller Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
After Aus drubbing, looking forward to India series: Southee
Auckland, Jan 22 (IANS) Senior New Zealand pacer Tim Southee is keen to move past his axing from the team for the new year's Test against Australia and focus on the series against India.
2020-01-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Saints to help Hindu refugees in getting citizenship
Prayagraj, Jan 22 (IANS) Saints and seers at the ongoing Magh Mela have announced that they will help about 1.5 crore Hindu refugees in getting Indian citizenship.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Mumbai to go 24x7 from midnight Jan 26-27
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Wednesday approved the much-anticipated proposal to kickstart 'Mumbai 24x7' from the midnight of January 26-27, Cabinet ministers Anil Deshmukh and Aditya Thackeray announced here.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Adani Capital acquires Essel Finance's MSME loan business
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Adani Capital Pvt Ltd, the NBFC arm of the Adani Group, has acquired Essel Finance's MSME loan business.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UP police fails to give evidence, PFI members get bail
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government's proposal to ban the popular Front of India (PFI), following its alleged involvement in recent violence during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, is likely to face trouble since the Uttar Pradesh Police has failed to produce 'substantial evidence' against its activists.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Cricketer Shreyas Iyer new face of audio brand boAt
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer has been roped in as the brand ambassador of leading homegrown consumer electronics company brand boAt for its campaign 'Sound of the Champions', it was announced on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Another anti-CAA stir in Lucknow village now
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) As the focus remains firmly fixed on Clock Tower in old city area where women are protesting against citizenship laws, another protest site has emerged in Ujariyagaon, on the outskirts of Lucknow.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
EaseMyTrip brings flight booking experience on WhatsApp
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) EaseMyTrip, domestic online travel company on Wednesday announced its integration on WhatsApp messenger to book flight tickets.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mamata leads anti-CAA march through Darjeeling
Darjeeling, Jan 22 (IANS) With hundreds matching her steps, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday led a colourful rally through the heart of the north Bengal hill town here railing against the new citizenship law CAA and a proposed nationwide NRC.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
'Acquisition of Eaton Hydraulics good for Danfoss India unit'
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) The acquisition of power management company Eaton's Hydraulics business for $3.3 billion augurs well for Danish major Danfoss A/S not only globally but also for its Indian operations, said Danfoss officials.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Low-cost iPhone to get into production in February: Report
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) The low cost successor to iPhone SE is getting into mass production next month and Apple could release it in March.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
As AISA, DSF fight it out, cracks in JNU Left unity?
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Projected as an example for their seniors, united Left parties in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) successfully defeated one of the biggest threats in their fortress, the ABVP. The team later went on to trigger a nationwide students' roar against fee hike in many universities.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Abhishek Banerjee excited to be part of 'Oh My God!' director's next
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Banerjee, who has earlier wooed audience with his comic roles in films like "Stree" and "Bala", is currently preparing for director Umesh Shukla's upcoming comedy film.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brad Pitt has 'no complaints' with life now
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Hollywood star Brad Pitt is enjoying his life and says he has no complaints.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sophie Turner wants to be in 'Lizzie McGuire' revival
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) "Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner wants to join the reboot of "Lizzie McGuire" as Miranda.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Brazil charges two companies linked to tailing dam disaster
Brasilia, Jan 22 (IANS) The prosecution office of the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has filed charges against mining giant Vale and consulting company TUV SUD for intentional murder over the collapse of a tailings dam in 2019.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China issues travel advisory after deaths due to nCoV
New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) China has advised people against traveling in and out of Wuhan, the city hit by the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) linked to the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
2020-01-22
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
BJP renames Congress as 'Muslim League Congress'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The BJP, on Wednesday, launched a scathing attack on the Congress calling it "Muslim League Congress" citing multiple recent examples to accuse the party of being Hindu phobic and Muslim appeaser.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Firing resumes at encounter site in south Kashmir
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Fresh firing started between the security forces and the militants on Wednesday in Kashmir's Tral area where an encounter was going on since Tuesday, police said.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
What went behind Saif Ali Khan's new version of 'Ole ole'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The recreated version of Saif Ali Khan's hit song "Ole ole" from the 1994 movie "Yeh Dillagi" is out, and it sees the former in a completely different avatar.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Josh Philippe can play for Aus in all formats: Smith
Sydney, Jan 22 (IANS) Steve Smith believes promising wicket-keeper batsman Josh Philippe has the potential to represent Australia in all three formats.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Wings to fly! 44 Divyang children take maiden fight in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) As many as 44 'Divyang' (differently abled) children from across Odisha experienced the joy of flying high aboard a special flight from Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education
Expecting good results in 2024, 2028 Olympics: SAI DG
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Sandip Pradhan has said that the organisation is expecting good results from the country's athletes in the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Fresh raids on disgraced DSP's residence in Kashmir
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out fresh raids at the residence of disgraced Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh, who was caught while transporting two militants Naveed Baby, Rafi Ahmed and a lawyer Irfan Ahmed in his vehicle to Jammu on January 11.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mangaluru airport bomb suspect Aditya Rao arrested (3rd Lead)
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) A depressed mechanical engineer Aditya Rao has surrendered as the Mangaluru airport bomb suspect. He was arrested here when he walked into the Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) office in the city centre, police said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anti-CAA protesters chased and caned by cops in UP
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 22 (IANS) The police in Etawah district chased and caned women protesters who had started a dharna against the citizenship law. A video clip that has gone viral on the social media on Wednesday, shows policemen chasing women, caning them and also barging into shops to force their closure.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
India Ratings expects GDP growth of 5.5% for FY21
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India Ratings and Research on Wednesday said that it expects gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at 5.5 per cent in FY21.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aus Open: Djokovic thumps Ito to enter 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Defending champion Novak Djokovic on Wednesday entered the third round of the Australian Open after cruising past Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Australian Open: Divij enters 2nd round in men's doubles
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) India's Divij Sharan on Wednesday advanced to the second round of men's doubles event at the Australian Open after beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Joao Sousa along with his New Zealand partner Artem Sitak.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Without AAP, Delhi schools, hospitals will go bad again
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Calling himself the "elder son" of Delhi, national convenor of Aam Aadmi Party and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said if anyone else was voted in Delhi, the condition of the schools and hospitals will become bad again, which he had "improved" in the last five years.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
US FDA approves first treatment for thyroid eye disease
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug for the treatment of thyroid eye disease, a rare condition where the muscles and fatty tissues behind the eye become inflamed, causing the eyes to be pushed forward and bulge outwards.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
SC declines to stay CAA-NPR
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to pass any order to restrain the operation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) or National Population Register (NPR).
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Djokovic thumps to enter Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Defending champion Novak Djokovic on Wednesday entered the third round of the Australian Open after cruising past Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
'Tanhaji...' child actor on 'quiet' Ajay, 'chatty' Kajol
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Child artiste Arush Nand says he had a great time working with star couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol in "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
7 killed by suspected Patthalgari supporters in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jan 22 (IANS) In a shocking incident, seven people who were allegedly abducted by Patthalgari supporters in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district are believed to have been killed.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AGR dues: DoT to give separate deadline for non-telcos
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Department of Telecom will issue a separate deadline for AGR dues payment to the non-telecom companies (mostly PSUs) since the Supreme Court mandated timeline does not apply to them, official sources said.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Venkatesh starts shoot for 'Asuran' Telugu remake
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Southern superstar Venkatesh has begun shooting for the upcoming Telugu revenge thriller "Naarappa", a remake of Dhanush-starrer Tamil blockbuster "Asuran".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kerala CAA face-off to intensify between Gov, CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (IANS) After the disapproval shown by the Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan over the state government's move to approach the Supreme Court on the Citizenship Amendment Act, another round of confrontation is expected soon with regards to the Governor's address during the forthcoming Assembly session.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National
Danfoss to double headcount at its Pune technology centre
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Danish company Danfoss A/S plans to double its headcount at its Indian software centre located in Pune, said a senior company official.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
New tool to predict risk of depression in adolescence
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Researchers have developed a predictive tool that can recognise adolescents who are at high or low risk of depression in young adulthood.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
China, US should boost strategic communication: Ambassador
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) China and the United States should strengthen strategic communication and look at each other rationally, Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, said.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mangaluru airport bomb suspect Aditya Rao arrested (2nd Ld)
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) An unemployed depressed mechanical engineer Aditya Rao has surrendered as the Mangaluru airport bomb suspect. He was arrested here when he walked into the Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) office in the city centre, police said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BSE to open for trade on Budget Day
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The BSE will be open for trading on February 1, on account of the Union Budget, even though it will be on a Saturday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Denmark's Danfoss to source control valves from India
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Danish company Danfoss A/S will be increasing its exports of power solutions products out of India by adding two control valve production at its Pune facility, said a senior official.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
MoS Home to review development on 3-day J&K visit
New Delhi, 22 Jan (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy will be launching various developmental works during his 3-day visit to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naqvi stops at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, meets people
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi went to the Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Wednesday and briefly interacted with the people there.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Kica Women's Football League Kicks off
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANSlife) With a vision to promote football for women and to encourage them to lead to a healthy life, Kica, a homegrown active wear brand by Aneesha Labroo recently announced the Kica Women Football league.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
WhatsApp dark mode rolling out for beta testers on Android
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Website WaBetaInfo, which follows developments with the beta version of the app on Wednesday revealed that WhatsApp has started rolling out dark mode to users of its beta version for Android app.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Eye care tips if you look at screens all day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANSlife) Digital rules, and most people these days are glued to a screen for several hours a day, slowly eroding away their precious eyesight.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Twitter updates Android app after users report glitch
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Hours after Android users reported glitches while logging into Twitter after it crashed on Wednesday, the micro blogging site rolled out an update on the Google Play Store.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
It's a cheesy world
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANSlife) National Cheese Lover's Day, yes there is such a thing, took place on the 20th of January. The day is meant to give cheese lovers a chance to indulge in the decadence of cheese tasting as well, introduce newbies into the fan fold.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
40 more Taliban militants surrender in Afghan province
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) Forty Taliban militants have surrendered to Afghan National Army in the country's western province of Ghor amid military pressure in the mountainous region, Afghan Ministry of Defence confirmed on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Chinese ambassador highlights ties with NZ as "front-runner"
Wellington, Jan 22 (IANS) Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wu Xi has highlighted the bilateral relationship between the two countries as a "front runner" during her remarks delivered at the Chinese Lunar New Year reception held in Wellington.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Textile Auction on January 28th & 29th 2020
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANSlife) The Textiles' an online auction by AstaGuru.com will feature rugs, shawls, sarees, traditional Pichwais, artefacts and accessories and ranges total of 100 lots.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bling it on the runway
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANSlife) Fashion without accessories, is only half the fun. Bearing that in mind Lakmé Fashion Week, is back with the third edition of 'The Real Cut'.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mothers still face barriers to breastfeed at work: Study
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate for the resources they need, says a new research.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cancer's Big Five
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANSlife) Cancer is one of the most dreaded ailments, and from amongst the very many types of cancer, there are a few that Indian women are predisposed to.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Good to start season against tough teams, says Rani
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) India women's hockey team captain Rani has said that the team is looking forward to the New Zealand tour as it will give them a good boost for their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics slated to be held later in the year.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
No stay on CAA, NPR: SC
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to pass any order to restrain the operation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) or National Population Register (NPR).
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Chhapaak' row: Contempt plea against makers in Delhi HC
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Lawyer Aparna Bhat has filed contempt petition in Delhi High Court against makers of the film 'Chhapaak' and actress Deepika Padukone for not giving due credit to her in spite of the court order.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Sony India brings Android Walkman with touchscreen display
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Sony India on Wednesday refreshed its iconic Walkman Series with the Android Walkman NW-A105 in the country, priced at Rs 23,990.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Anti-terror operations intensified in J&K, says DGP
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said that counter terror operations have been intensified in Kashmir lately, which have led to many successful operations against the militants.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Manali, Dalhousie get more snow
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) There was moderate snowfall in the tourist resorts of Manali and Dalhousie, the weather bureau said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
No mention of Kashmir in US readout of Trump-Khan meet
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Although US President Donald Trump had said that he is talking with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan about Kashmir, there was no specific mention of it in the official US readout of their meeting.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Over 20 abducted school kids rescued in Cameroon
Yaounde, Jan 22 (IANS) Cameroonian troops have rescued 24 school children held hostage by armed separatists in the country's restive English-speaking region of Meme division, an official said.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Cameroon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BSF's social media directives puts 42 Apps in 'NO' list (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) "Don't get into a trap. Your security is in your hands," the Border Security Force (BSF) has said issuing its social media rules for its officers and men. It has directed them not to use 42 mobile applications and show caution while using Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
CBI begins probe into 4 more cases against Chhota Rajan
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has initiated probe into four more separate cases registered by the Mumbai police against gangster Chhota Rajan, including those lodged between 1995 and 1998.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vodafone quits Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Telecom major Vodafone has joined the list of top companies which have backed out from Facebook's controversial Libra cryptocurrency project.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Shatrughan Sinha praises new BJP President
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Veteran actor and Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha praised and congratulated J. P. Nadda for being appointed as the National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gibbs recalls 2007 ban, admits making racial remarks
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs has revealed what exactly led to him being handed a two-Test ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in the 2007 home series against Pakistan.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kerala MP slams IRCTC for removing Malayali cuisine from menu
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Slamming IRCTC's decision to remove local Malayali cuisine from its menu and raising the prices of South Indian food items, Kerala MP Binoy Viswam on Wednesday asked the government to immediately review the move.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mangaluru airport bomb case suspect arrested
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Mangaluru airport bomb case suspect was arrested here when he walked into the Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) office in the city centre, police said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Top philanthropists join hands to fight India's climate issues
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In a bid to solve Indias pressing climate challenges, countrys foremost philanthropists on Wednesday joined hands to form the India Climate Collaborative (ICC).
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Sidhu, Priyanka among 40 Cong star campaigners in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress has finalized list of 40 star campaigners for Delhi assembly elections, which includes the names of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Madugalle named ICC match referee for Pak-B'desh T20Is
Lahore, Jan 22 (IANS) Ranjan Madugalle, member of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, has been appointed by the game's governing body as match referee for the three-match T20I series between Pakistan and Bangladesh.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Shweta Tripathi working on developing her own stories
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi started the year by signing her next project which she will be announcing soon. She is also working on developing her own concept and stories.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Health emergency in China's Hubei to control coronavirus
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Central China's Hubei province on Wednesday activated level II public health emergency response to tackle the pneumonia epidemic first spotted in the provincial capital Wuhan.
2020-01-22
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
Twitter crashes on Android following update
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Twitter users in India on Wednesday were left helpless as the app crashed globally on the Android devices. The problem was acknowledged by Twitter, which has started fixing it.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Himachal girl who saved 3 lives selected for national award
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) A girl student of a Himachal Pradesh school did an act of bravery in 2018 when she was in Class IX by rescuing her family members, comprising his ex-serviceman grandfather, and the driver who met a road accident, her teacher said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Kidambi, Sameer out of Thailand Masters in opening round
Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) India didn't have a great start at the Thailand Masters as Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma bowed out of the competition after losing their respective matches in the first round itself on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Thick fog covers Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Dense fog descended over the national capital on Wednesday and lowered visibility to 25 to 50 metres at 5.30 a.m. It was likely to remain same or further deteriorate till 10 to 11 am and only improve thereafter.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Musk-run Tesla hit $100-bn market value for first time
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Signalling an all-electric future is coming our way, Elon Musk-run Tesla has hit the $100 billion in stock market valuation for the first time.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple to release smart keyboard with scissor design in 2020
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to introduce an updated Smart Keyboard with a scissor switch design alongside its next-generation iPad and iPad Pro models in 2020.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rodrigues confident India will make it to T20 WC final
Dubai, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues has said that the team will have a good match practice in the tri-nation series for the T20 World Cup scheduled to be played next month.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Australia to host 11th Indoor Cricket WC in October
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Australia is set to host a third cricket World Cup this year with the World Indoor Cricket Federation announcing Melbourne as the host city for the eleventh Indoor Cricket World Cup from October 10-17.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
nCoV: Cochin begins screening passengers from China, Hong Kong
Kochi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Cochin International Airport (CIAL) from Wednesday started screening all incoming passengers from China and Hong Kong, following the outbreak of a Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), said a CIAL official.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Global smartphone market to grow by 64 mn units in 2020-24
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Riding on the Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled features, the global smartphone market is expected to grow by 64.05 million units during 2020-2024, a new report said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
US Senators flout Trump trial norms by wearing Apple Watch
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) At least seven US Senators flouted the norms when they attended US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial wearing Apple Watch, breaking the Chamber's ban on electronics during the proceedings.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
1 killed in Thane factory blast
Thane (Maharashtra), Jan 22 (IANS) One person was killed and two others injured in a blast that ripped through a private chemical factory in Maharashtra here on Wednesday, officials said.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7-year-old killed in UP school as almirah falls on her
Ambedkar Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 22 (IANS) A wooden almirah fell on a class 2 student in the government primary school in Salauddinpur village in Ambedkar Nagar district on Tuesday afternoon. The child died on the spot after which angry villagers held the teachers hostage.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI begins probe into 4 more cases against Chhota Rajan
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The CBI has initiated probe into four separate cases registered by Mumbai Police against gangster Chhota Rajan, including those lodged between 1995 and 1998.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mangaluru airport bomb suspect arrested
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Mangaluru airport bomb suspect was arrested here when he walked into the Karnataka's Director General of Police (DGP) office in the city centre, police said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Polling underway for local body elections in Telangana
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Polling is underway in the municipal elections in Telangana on Wednesday amid elaborate security arrangements, officials said.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Ryan ten Doeschate steps down as Essex captain
London, Jan 22 (IANS) After leading Essex for four seasons, Ryan ten Doeschate has stepped down as club captain. In his place, Tom Westley will now lead the side.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Thailand to implement strict screening to guard coronavirus
Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) The Thai Ministry of Public Health announced that it would step up measures to screen Chinese tourists arriving in Thailand for Lunar New Year celebrations.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Vodafone quits Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Vodafone has become the latest big player who have decided to quit Facebook's controversial Libra cryptocurrency project.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UP Sunni cleric slams police for booking women protesters
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Sunni cleric and Imam of Eidgah, Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, has slammed the Lucknow police for booking peaceful women protesters at the Clock Tower in the state capital.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
22 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog in north India
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) At least 22 Delhi-bound trains were delayed by one to eight hours due to dense fog in several parts of northern India, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Australian Open: Osaka charges through to 3rd round
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Defending champion Naomi Osaka on Wednesday registered an impressive straight-sets victory over Zheng Saisai of China to advance to the third round of the Australian Open.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Markets open on a positive note on Wednesday morning
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ottis Gibson appointed Bangladesh bowling coach
Dhaka, Jan 22 (IANS) Former West Indies fast bowler Ottis Gibson has been appointed as the new bowling coach of Bangladesh. The 50-year old has signed a two-year agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) which will go into 2022.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Saudi crown prince had Amazon owner Bezos phone hacked
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman had got mobile phone of the Amazon billionaire and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos hacked in 2018, the UK newspaper The Guardian has claimed.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
British PM backs Egypt's development policies, measures
Cairo, Jan 22 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed his country's support for the measures taken by Egypt to achieve comprehensive development, Egyptian presidency said.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Brazil establishes Amazon Council to protect rainforest
Brasilia, Jan 22 (IANS) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro announced the creation of an Amazon Council and a National Environmental Force to safeguard the world's largest rainforest.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
UP officials add 100 years to children's age, case lodged
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 22 (IANS) A Bareilly court recently ordered the police to lodge a case against a village development officer and a village head who allegedly issued wrong birth documents after the children's family refused to give them a bribe.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UP police fails to give evidence, PFI members get bail
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government's proposal to ban the popular Front of India (PFI), following its alleged involvement in recent violence during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, is likely to face trouble since the Uttar Pradesh Police has failed to produce 'substantial evidence' against its activists.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Sevilla advance to last 16 of Copa del Rey
Seville, Jan 22 (IANS) Sevilla scored twice in the second half to prevail 3-1 over Levante and claim a spot in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Robert Farah suspended over positive doping test
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Reigning Wimbledon and US Open doubles champion Robert Farah has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a prohibited substance, the International Tennis Federation has said.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Another leopard carcass found, fourth in a month
Bulandshahr, Jan 22 (IANS) Another leopard carcass was found on Tuesday in Bawanpur village in Bulandshhar district.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
UN chief urges ceasefire in Libya to start political process
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a ceasefire in Lybia to be followed by "a real political process."
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
China reports 440 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Chinese health authorities announced Wednesday that 440 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported in the country by the end of Tuesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
German football's desperate fight against bad behaviour
Berlin, Jan 22 (IANS) German football is taking up a desperate fight against bad behaviour. In advance of the second half of the 2019-20 Bundesliga season, the association Deutscher Fussball Bund has advised its referees to act more strictly and uncompromised.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Lucknow poet says Shah violated section 144 in rally
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Well known Urdu poet Munawwar Rana, whose two daughters have been booked for participating in the on-going protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Lucknow, has now accused Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, of violating prohibitory orders.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Sonia, Priyanka in Rae Bareli on two-day visit
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be arriving in Rae Bareli on Wednesday on a two-day visit.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Putin appoints new Russian cabinet members
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed new Russian cabinet members, according to the decrees Kremlin published on its website.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Blacklisted firms got CPEC project contracts: Alice Wells
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Senior US diplomat Alice Wells renewed criticism of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), impliedly urging Islamabad to rethink its involvement with it.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'Reducing bushfire fuel as important as reducing emissions'
Canberra, Jan 22 (IANS) Australia's Prime Minister has called for a national approach to hazard-reduction burns to mitigate the impact of future bushfires.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
US Senate rejects Democratic bids for Trump documents
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The US Senate has voted to table a motion proposed by the Democrats during an ongoing impeachment trial against President Donald Trump demanding documents from the White House related to the US President's dealings with Ukraine.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
US blacklists 15 aircraft owned by Venezuelan company
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) In its latest move aimed at stepping up pressure on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the US government has designated 15 aircraft as the "blocked property" of Venezuelan state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Taylor Swift opens up on mom's cancer for the first time
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Pop star Taylor Swift has for the first time revealed specifics of her mother Andrea's battle with cancer, in a new interview.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US reports first case of new Coronavirus from China
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) The US state of Washington located in the country's west coast has reported its first case of a possibly deadly virus being called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) with its genesis in China. The patient in question returned from Wuhan, China on January 15, 2020, US health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Tuesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Wall Street falls on coronavirus fears
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Wall Street's three main stock indexes closed lower amid investors' concerns over a new coronavirus outbreak in the US.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Vin Diesel goes shirtless to flaunt beef on the beach
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Vin Diesel's Insta pose in a shirtless avatar is guaranteed to make fans go weak in the knees.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Darkness is transparent, you can see through'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) We talk about soil and clay. She says that working with them heals -- emotionally and physically. There is talk of childhood memories. She says all the dust had vanished and her memory is now crystal clear. She recounts the watermill back in her village in Bihar. A composition of water, sound, light, the splash on the iron sheets - the entire musicality of it. "In the evening, when you looked down the well, there were innumerable fireflies hanging there. How does one describe that?," smiles Shambhavi.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Woman, minor son stabbed to death in Delhi's Jahangirpuri
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A woman and her minor son were found murdered in their flat in northwest Delhis Jahangirpuri on Tuesday, said police.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Quentin Tarantino to focus on fatherhood
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Hollywood maverick Quentin Tarantino now wants to focus on being a dad.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Wreck of Titanic to be protected under UK-US agreement
London, Jan 22 (IANS) The wreckage of the Titanic is to be better protected under a new treaty signed between Britain and the US, Britain's Department for Transport (DfT) has said.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Trump's historic trial starts with fight over rules, witnesses
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) The historic trial of Donald Trump has begun in the US Senate with Democratic prosecutors from the House of Representatives and his lawyers sparred, while the US President was 6,500 kilometres away in Davos hobnobbing with the world's elite.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Iraqi PM says rocket attack on US embassy 'unacceptable'
Baghdad, Jan 22 (IANS) Iraq's caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has condemned the rocket attack on the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, calling it "unacceptable".
2020-01-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Anti-CAA protestors hold night-long dharna at Esplanade
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Carrying aloft the tricolour and displaying posters, thousands of people lay siege to the city hub Esplanade holding a night-long dharna demanding scrapping of the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act and proposed countrywide National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercises.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Trump says he's talking to Imran Khan about Kashmir
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he is talking with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan about Kashmir and he would help if he could.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Closely following Kashmir issue, can help, says Trump
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his offer to "help" on the Kashmir issue, saying the US was "watching and closely following" the developments in the Valley.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kejriwal's movable assets up Rs 8 lakh, wife's by Rs 41 lakh
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The total movable assets of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who on Tuesday filed his nomination for the February 8 Assembly elections, have gone up by about Rs 8 lakh since 2015 and that of his wife by Rs 41 lakh.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jainacharya urges CJI over tapering religious rights
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The British tampered with the historical autonomy enjoyed by religions, but it worsened in the Independent India, said Jainacharya Yugbhushansuri in an open letter to the Chief Justice in reference to the Sabarimala case, pending in the Supreme Court.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Old woman branded a witch, severely beaten up in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) An old woman was branded as a witch and beaten up in Bagmundi area of West Bengal's Purulia district, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thousands protest against CAA in north Karnataka city
Kalaburagi (Karnataka), Jan 21 (IANS) Thousands of people protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) here and urged the Central government to repeal it, the police said on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Trump impeachment trial presses rewind button to Clinton era
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) No mobile phones, not even on airplane mode, no chatting, the presence of big ticket legal teams and 100 Senators who can decide at any time to black out cameras, shoo away outsiders and debate behind closed doors long after midnight for six straight days a week -- US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is playing the rewind button to a very different communications template in the time of always-on digital screens, beginning Tuesday in Washington DC.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Scolded by mom for damaging mobile, teenage girl ends life
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) A teenage girl here hanged herself after she was scolded by her parents for damaging her mother's mobile phone, police said on Tuesday. She died on way to hospital.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Report Governor action on mercy plea in Rajiv murder case: SC to TN
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to inform it within two weeks the Governor's decision under Article 161 on pardon, commutation or remission of the sentence of the 1991 Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Setback to Andhra govt as Council adopts TDP resolution
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) In a setback to the YSR Congress Party government in Andhra Pradesh, a resolution moved by main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) disapproving the government's policies was adopted in the state Legislative Council on Tuesday night.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sonia dissolves Punjab Congress Committee
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday dissolved the Punjab Congress Committee and all district committees in the state with immediate effect, though its state unit President Sunil Jakhar will remain unchanged.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonia, Priyanka to visit Rae Bareli
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Over six months after her visit to Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi will be visiting her parliamentary constituency for two days starting Wednesday, party sources said.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal Guv meets Congress, Left leaders on pending bills
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday met legislative party leaders of the Congress, CPI-M and CPI to discuss the pendency of two bills, one to prevent lynching and another related to a state commission for scheduled castes and tribes.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata walks around in Darjeeling, gives kids polio drops
Darjeeling, Jan 21 (IANS) Strolling on the hilly roads of Darjeeling town, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday chatted with the common people and traders and administered pulse polio drops to children.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Slowdown to affect insurance sector in India: Moody's
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The slowing Indian economy will weigh on insurance premium growth over the next two-three years, Moody's Investor Service said on Tuesday but added that supportive measure taken by regulator IRDAI will help counterbalance the deteriorating economic environment.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Italy deplores oil pipeline blockades in Libya
Rome, Jan 21 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday condemned the continued closure of virtually all of Libya's oil facilities by eastern Libyan forces, warning that the blockade could imperil the war-torn country.
2020-01-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Bengaluru church archbishop cries sacrilege, differs with police
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Differing with the police department dismissing the St. Francis of Assisi Church's break in as burglary, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Bengaluru, Peter Machado, called it a sacrilege.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Muslims store arms in mosques: Karnataka BJP MLA
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Stoking a fresh controversy, Karnataka's ruling BJP legislator M.P. Renukacharya on Tuesday accused Muslims of storing lethal weapons, including swords, knives and soda bottles, in mosques across the southern state.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
SC to hear over 140 pleas challenging CAA on Wednesday
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear in excess of 140 pleas against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which include a majority seeking that the court examine its constitutional validity.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Parking, poor water supply worry Rajinder Nagar voters
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Rajinder Nagar Assembly constituency continues to suffer parking woes despite promised by many leaders to resolve it by developing multi-level parking facilities in the area.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
DoT nod to 100% FDI in Bharti Airtel
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Department of Telecom (DoT) has approved Bharti Airtel's proposal to approve up to 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bharti Airtel from the 49 per cent allowed earlier .
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vehicle registrations down 15% in December: FADA
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Vehicle registrations in the country declined 15 per cent on a year-on-year basis to 16.06 lakh units after two months of positive growth, data from Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) showed on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mumbai mounted police unit's uniform triggers debate
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Mumbai Police are bringing back their mounted police unit after 88 years and the unit's new uniform has sparked a debate on social media.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
EU to forge new migration pact, says Italian Foreign Min
Rome, Jan 21 (IANS/AKI) The European Commission has reopened negotiations on migrants and asylum and soon there will be a new European pact on the issue of migration, Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio indicated on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
New T-cells killed all cancers without touching healthy cells
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a new type of killer T-cell that offers hope of a "one-size-fits-all" cancer therapy.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Global match-fixing kingpin Chawla's interrogation to open Pandora's box (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) As the Delhi Police's Crime Branch awaits custody of cricket match-fixing kingpin, Sanjeev Chawla in London, his inevitable questioning can trouble at least four former star cricketers and a couple of Bollywood personalities. These celebrities were linked with the "global bookie" but could not be tried as Chawla fled to London on a business visa soon after the match-fixing was unearthed by Delhi Police in early 2000, reveal officials of the Crime Branch handling Chawla's extradition case.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI books Frost Intl in Rs 4,000-cr fraud, raids 13 places
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday carried out searches at various locations in Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh after filing a case against Frost International Ltd, a Mumbai-based company involved in merchant trading and import and export of various commodities, and its promoters on charges of cheating a consortium of banks worth Rs 4,061.95 crore in 2011.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NZ tour: Samson replaces Dhawan in T20 team, no Pandya in ODIs
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Wicketkeeper batsman Sanju Samson replaced injured opener Shikhar Dhawan for India's five-T20 series in New Zealand starting January 24, while Prithvi Shaw found a place in the ODI squad which was announced on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Desi field gun Sharang clears field test
Jabalpur, Jan 21 (IANS) The 155 mm towed field gun Sharang has cleared the final field test and is ready to be inducted in the Indian Army sometime before March 31, sources in the Ordnance Factory board (OFB) said on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Udit Raj cries foul over security withdrawal
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Upset over withdrawal of security cover, former MP and Congress spokesperson Udit Raj, here on Tuesday, said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had shown its anti-Dalit face again.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'J&K Assembly creature of its Constitution and not Constitution of India'
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly is a creature of the Constitution of the erstwhile state, and not the Constitution of India, submitted senior journalist Prem Shankar Jha's counsel, challenging the scrapping of Article 370, before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3 Odisha girls to receive National Bravery Awards 2019
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Three girls from Odisha among 22 children will receive the ICCW National Bravery Awards 2019 at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the eve of Republic Day this year, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society
Sri Lanka trail Zimbabwe by 63 runs on Day 3
Harare, Jan 21 (IANS) The first Test between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe remains anyone's game after the end of the third day on Tuesday in Harare. Angelo Mathews remains unbeaten in a defiant knock in which he has faced 253 balls and scored 92 runs. Giving him company is Dhananjaya de Silva on 42 off 74. Sri Lanka are 295/4 and trail Zimbabwe by 63 runs.
2020-01-21
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Rajiv case: SC wants TN response on mercy plea of convict
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to inform it within two weeks if a decision has been taken by the Governor under Article 161 on pardon, commutation or remission of the sentence of convicts in 1991 Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
45% SMEs against Centre's right to seek customer, supplier data
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Around 45 per cent of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups are opposed to the government's right to seek anonymised data of their customers and suppliers under the Personal Data Protection Bill, according to a survey by LocalCircles.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
MoD rejects Adani Group's bid to participate in Rs 45K cr submarine project
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Adani Group and state-owned Hindustan Shipyard Limited's joint venture bid to participate in a Rs 45,000 crore submarine project -- referred to as Project 75-I -- was on Tuesday rejected by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Sonia, Priyanka to visit Rae Bareli
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Over six months after her visit to Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi will be visiting her parliamentary constituency for two days from Wednesday, party sources said.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Twitterati discuss Mumbai mounted police's uniform
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A section of Twitterati was abuzz on Tuesday as the Mumbai Police posted about the new uniform selected for its Mounted Unit, which is making a comback after 88 long years.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pangolin seized in Bengal, one arrested
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) West Bengal wildlife officials seized a pangolin - considered an endangered mammal - in North 24 Parganas district on Tuesday and arrested one man in this connection.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
AAP again asks BJP for Chief Ministerial face against Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday again asked the Bharatiya Janata Party to disclose the name of their Chief Ministerial face for the upcoming election, as the saffron party named its candidate from the New Delhi assembly seat against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nominations over, AAP lays out big campaign plan
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) After the nominations process ended on Tuesday, the AAP hit the campaign trail again with the ruling party planning another Arvind Kejriwal's town hall plus roadshows and rallies.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
MRO players hope high from budget, expect level playing field
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Days ahead of the Union Budget, local maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firms hope the government will provide level-playing field by bringing the taxes at par with neighbouring hubs such as Singapore, Dubai, Colombo and Kuala Lumpur.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Assam's Shivangi, Maha's Kenisha surge ahead with five golds
Guwahati, Jan 21 (IANS) Shivangi Sarma stamped her signature on the Khelo India Youth Games here with a fifth freestyle swimming gold medal on Tuesday to emerge as the most successful individual athlete.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Two disused train coaches turned into classrooms in Mysuru
Mysuru, Jan 21 (IANS) You may have come across fine-dining on trains, hospitals or even exhibitions on trains. But have you ever come across a school holding classes in a train compartment?
2020-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
RPF busts ticketing scam with terror funding links
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In one of the biggest crackdowns on the train ticketing touts in recent times, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has arrested a madrassa-educated, self-taught software developer from Jharkhand and claimed, here on Tuesday, to have busted an e-ticketing racket with suspected links to terror funding and money laundering.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Curative plea raises query over addenda in SC Ayodhya order
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A curative petition, filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Ayodhya order, also questions the unknown addenda that focus on relevance of the Hindu faith, associated with the dispute, at the end of the main judgement.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Meet two M'rashtra bravehearts who saved precious lives
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Mumbai girl Zen G. Sadavarte, who shot to fame two years ago when she helped save at least 17 lives, has been selected for the coveted Indian Council for Child Welfare's National Bravery Award for 2019.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Jnanpith-winning Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh hospitalised
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh, a recipient of the Jnanpith award, was admitted to a private city hospital on Tuesday following respiratory tract infection, doctors said.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Police sniffer dogs unearth tiger claws in Goa temple
Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) Police sniffer dogs on Tuesday helped Goa Forest Department officials track down claws of a tiger, extracted from its poisoned carcass earlier this month, in a temple a short distance from where the tiger was found dead in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Centre agrees to restart Aluminum Park in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) The Centre has agreed to restart the project for the upgradation of infrastructure at the Angul Aluminum Park in Odisha, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Shantanu Maheshwari saves co-actor Reecha Sinha from drowning
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Shantanu Maheshwari recently saved his co-star Reecha Sinha from drowning while shooting an underwater sequence.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengaluru airport starts virus screening of Far East arrivals
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has set up a Novel Corona Virus screening mechanism in the premises in a bid to prevent its spread in the city, an official here said on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Ministry reconstitutes AICS as Olympic year begins
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian badminton national coach Pullela Gopichand was among the notable omissions from the fresh list of members for the All India Council of Sports (AICS) that was announced by the Sports Ministry. But Gopichand said that he had informed the ministry about four months back that he wouldn't be able to attend the meetings as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics draws closer.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
DoT seeks AGR dues by Jan 23 as SC has not stayed Oct order
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Department of Telecom will stick to the Supreme Court's original order of October 24 in which the apex court had asked the telecom companies to pay AGR dues by January 23.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
10 long operating terrorists killed in J&K in 20 days
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 10 local terrorists who were operating in Jammu and Kashmir for the past two-three years have been killed in the last 20 days this month, a police officer said.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nationality of 82 JNU students 'unavailable', RTI activist to write to PM
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) After an RTI query revealed the nationality of 82 foreign students in Jawaharlal Nehru University remains unavailable in the list of foreign students registered in the monsoon and winter sessions 2019- 20, RTI activist Sudheer Swami who filed the query said he would soon write to the Prime Minister and Home Minister bringing these facts to their notice to ensure action.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Neha Kakkar gifts Rs 2 lakh to firefighter on 'Indian Idol'
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Singer Neha Kakkar has gifted Rs 2 lakh to a firefighter on the sets of "Indian Idol" season 11. Neha is one of the judges on the show this season.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Edge for TRS as Telangana set for municipal polls
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is looking to score another electoral victory as it appears ahead of the opposition in the elections to urban local bodies scheduled on Wednesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
PK Banerjee falls ill, admitted to hospital
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee was on Tuesday hospitalised after his sodium levels fell.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Himesh Reshammiya to judge singing talent hunt on radio
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Singer=composer Himesh Reshammiya has been roped in to judge the seventh season of the on-air singing talent hunt show "Big Golden Voice".
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
More trouble for economy, direct tax collection in negative zone
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The bad run for the Indian economy continues with the latest victim being the government's direct tax kitty, where collections have now entered the negative zone for the very first time.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Trump slams 'prophets of doom' at Davos
New Delhi/Davos, Jan 21 (IANS) At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the "perennial prophets of doom" while bragging about the US economic boom under his leadership.
2020-01-21
Category: International, India,Politics
HCL launches dedicated Microsoft business unit
Noida, Jan 21 (IANS) HCL Technologies on Tuesday announced the launch of a dedicated HCL Microsoft Business Unit to help joint customers with digital transformation initiatives.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Coronavirus: Screening of passengers from China at 7 airports
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Tuesday extended the screening of passengers coming in from China to four more airports -- Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Cochin -- in a bid to thwart the threat of 'novel coronavirus disease' (nCoV).
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Goa mining leases renewed 'faster than fastest cheetah'
Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) Speed and not due diligence appears to have driven the BJP-led coalition government's rush to clear as many as 31 mining lease renewals in one day, the Goa Lokayukta has underlined in his order indicting a former Chief Minister and senior bureaucrats for illegal second renewal of 88 mining leases.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Internet lauds Kashmiri youth's snow car model
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The video of a Kashmiri youth, named Zubair Ahmed from Budgam district who made a supercool 'snow car', is making the rounds of the Internet.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Adah Sharma spotted in Rishikesh with her 'bodyguards'
Rishikesh, Jan 21 (IANS) Adah Sharma chose to start 2020 with a vacation, and going by her social media posts and pictures she hd the time of her life.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NCPCR takes up complaint on use of kids for protests
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Tuesday took up a complaint on viral videos of children participating during protests against Citizenship Amendment Act.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
BCCI asks Saha to skip Ranji game ahead of NZ tour
Kalyani (West Bengal), Jan 21 (IANS) India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has been asked to skip Bengal's next Ranji Trophy clash against Delhi to keep himself fit ahead of the Test series in New Zealand.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
De Kock named SA ODI captain, 5 debutants in squad to face Eng
Johannesburg, Jan 21 (IANS) Quinton de Kock was on Tuesday officially announced as South Africa's new ODI captain. He will lead a squad featuring five debutants in the Proteas' upcoming ODI series against England.
2020-01-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Four challenges facing new BJP chief JP Nadda
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) It was a roaring crowd, intermittent chants of 'Jai Shri Ram' and festivity as the BJP chose its 11th President -- JP Nadda. As Prime Minister Modi came to address the crowd at 6A, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, the greetings for Nadda were sprinkled with caution.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cancer hospital to come up in Odisha's Bargarh
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced to set up a cancer hospital in the state's Bargarh district.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Swiggy admits difference between online food, restaurant rates
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Food delivery platform Swiggy on Tuesday admitted that food rates on its platform may be higher than those being offered by restaurants in certain cases.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Japan bundled out for 41 in U-19 WC, Tweeple laud Team India
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Twitterati showered love on Team India after they defeated Japan by 10 wickets and 271 balls remaining to register their second successive victory in the 2020 Under-19 World Cup on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
After hours of waiting, Kejriwal files nomination
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal finally filed his nominations from the New Delhi Assembly constituency for the February 8 elections, after hours of waiting.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vijayan condoles death of 8 Kerala tourists in Nepal
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his cabinet colleagues on Tuesday condoled the untimely death of eight Keralites at a hotel in Nepal.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sacked DTC staff make it dramatic for AAP
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The last day of nominations for the February 8 Assembly elections turned dramatic for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party as close to 30 sacked DTC employees filed their candidature ahead of the Delhi Chief Minister, who waited for close to seven hours to file his nomination with token number 45 in hand.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Errors of major import in SC Ayodhya order: Curative plea
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A curative petition, filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Ayodhya order, also questions the unknown addenda that focus on relevance of Hindu faith, associated with the dispute, at the end of the main judgement.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Congress dissolves Punjab unit sans President
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Congress has dissolved its Punjab unit and all district units in the state while state chief Sunil Jhakhar has been retained.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre mulling ILP in Assam, awaits Clause 6 panel report (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The long-pending demand for the introduction of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Assam may come true any time after February as the Centre is learnt to be considering the move as the preliminary report of a high-level committee on Assam Accord's Clause 6 suggests its need.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong welcomes SC suggestion on MP, MLA disqualification
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Congress has welcomed the Supreme Court's suggestion that disqualification petitions of MPs and MLAs should be decided within a timeframe.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One lakh scholarships for J&K students this year: Naqvi (IANS Exclusive)
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) More than one lakh scholarships will be given to students in Jammu and Kashmir this year, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, told IANS in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
CBI books Frost Intl in Rs 4,000-cr fraud, raids various places
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday carried out searches at various locations in Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh after filing a case against Frost International Ltd, a Mumbai-based company involved in merchant trading and import and export of various commodities, and its promoters on charges of cheating a consortium of banks worth Rs 4,061.95 crore in 2011.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Poor gut bacteria may turn your kid into a problem child
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) Parents, if your kids throw attitude and do not listen to you despite repeated warnings at home, it is time to check the quality of their food as microbiome in the gut plays a key role in deciding kids' behaviour, a novel study has found.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Will New Delhi seat repeat its magic of giving Chief Ministers?
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The New Delhi assembly constituency is not just any other seat going to the polls on February 8, but has actually given the capital many of its Chief Ministers.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
PM Modi's vision for cleaner India a privilege to hear: Bear Grylls
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) It was Bear Grylls with whom India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi unleashed his adventurous side on the former's TV show "Man vs Wild" last year. For Grylls, it was no less than a special experience to come to India and explore its beauty with Modi.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
22 children selected for National Bravery Awards
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Twenty two children - 10 girls and 12 boys - from 12 states have been selected for the ICCW National Bravery Awards 2019. One award has been given posthumously.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Ranji Trophy: Manoj, Akash shine in Bengal's thumping win
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Akash Deep and Manoj Tiwary starred for Bengal to crush Hyderabad by an innings and 303 runs in a Round six Ranji Trophy tie in Kalyani here on Tuesday. After being bowled out for just 171 runs, the visitors failed to show some spirit as the hosts registered an impressive victory with Akash emerging with a four-fer in the second innings too.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SC suggests judge-led tribunal on MP/MLA disqualification
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Parliament to "seriously consider" establishing a permanent tribunal headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge or a retired Chief Justice of a High Court, or some other outside independent mechanism, to examine disputes concerning disqualification of MPs and MLAs.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CAB to start school tournament for girls
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) intends to begin a school tournament for women cricketers with an eye on increasing the talent pool for Bengal.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Raj Cong readying stage for Rahul's return as party chief
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) The Congress leaders in Rajasthan are gearing up to give a rousing reception to Rahul Gandhi on his arrival here on January 28 to address a rally against the new citizenship law (CAA).
2020-01-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Rlys again expecting highest capex outlay in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian Railways is yet again expecting the highest-ever outlay for capital expenditure of over Rs 1.70 lakh crore from Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is set to present the Budget on February 1.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Indian men's TT squad upbeat with Oly draw, women have it tough
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The India men's team could not have asked for a better draw on the eve of the 2020 ITTF World Team Qualification Tournament, beginning at Gondomar (Portugal) on Wednesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
16 mini power projects being commissioned in Meghalaya: CM
Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) Sixteen mini power projects with a total generating capacity of 1,637 MW are being commissioned in Meghalaya to make the northeastern state self reliant in electricity, Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,Business/Economy
Jennifer Winget: Web is a challenging medium for actors
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Winget, who has a pivotal role in her debut web series "Code M", says she would like to explore the digital platform more often because she finds the medium challenging and exciting.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Online transactions in Delhi-NCR grew 235% in 2019: Report
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Digital transactions in Delhi-NCR grew by 235 per cent from 2018 (January-December) to 2019 (January-December) and the region was the third most digitised state in 2019, thus, contributing 13.05 per cent in 2019 (up from 10.9 per cent in 2018), said a new report by full-stack financial services company Razorpay on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
L-G meets team of Shaheen Bagh protestors, calls for peace
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday met a delegation of protestors from Shaheen Bagh, the venue of anti-CAA agitation, and assured them that the representation handed over by them would be conveyed to the authorities.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
DAC okays procurement of Rs 5,100 cr indigenous equipment
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved several procurement proposals to boost the 'Make in India' initiative.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
4 held for raping MP widow in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) In a shocking incident, four men allegedly gang-raped a 32-year-old widow from Madhya Pradesh in the bushes near the railway line in suburban Kurla late on Monday night, the police said here on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Top spot up for grabs as Bengaluru host Odisha
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) An intriguing Indian Super League (ISL) duel is on the cards as Bengaluru FC face Odisha FC at the Sree Kanteerava stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Visva-Bharati planning to celebrate Basanta Utsav ahead of Holi
Bolpur (West Bengal), Jan 21 (IANS) Circumventing its age old tradition, the Visva-Bharati University is considering celebrating Basanta Utsav (Spring Festival) ahead of the March 9 "Dol" (Holi) fest and restrict the entry of visitors to the programme.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Deepening innovation ties on BRICS agenda this year: Report
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS) Cooperation on developing high-end technologies will become an important agenda item for the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries during Russias current-year presidency of the group of emerging economies, Finnish Russian digital solutions provider Zyfra said on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Kartik Aryan: My 2 roles in 'Love Aaj Kal' are distinctly different
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Bollywood actor Kartik Aryan says playing two distinct characters from different eras in Imtiaz Ali's upcoming film "Love Aaj Kal" was a challenge he enjoyed.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IPL: Royals announce sponsorship deal with Expo 2020 Dubai
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday announced a landmark sponsorship deal with Expo 2020 Dubai for the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Budget session of Odisha Assembly to begin on Feb 14
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) The budget session of the Odisha Assembly will begin from February 14 and continue till April 9, said a notification issued by the Parliamentary Affairs Department on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Sensex ends 205 pts lower after IMF cuts growth forecast
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The benchmark Sensex on Tuesday closed 205 points lower after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed India's 2019 growth estimates from 4.8 per cent from 6.1 per cent for the current fiscal year.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Facebook to hire 1,000 more staff in Britain: Sandberg
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Facebook Chief Operation Officer Shreyl Sandberg on Tuesday announced the social networking giant would hire 1000 more people in London this year, taking to total to more than 4,000.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Samsung promotes 162 execs as follow-up to leadership rejig
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday announced the promotion of executives in a follow-up to the recent reshuffle of its major business heads. The company said 162 executives earned promotions in the annual reshuffle, with 14 moving up to executive vice president positions.
2020-01-21
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Diaspora
Gurugram's longest flyover to be built in 1 year
Gurugram, Jan 21 (IANS) Following the nod from the Union Transport and Highways Ministry, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has said it will complete construction of Gurugram's longest flyover on the busy Gurugram-Alwar National Highway 48 in one year.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy
India likely to have its own TOEFL for foreign students
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India is likely to frame its own English language test, on the lines of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), for foreign students to improve its ranking among the most preferred countries for education in the world.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Education
HC stays CAT order to set aside DGP appointment in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) In a major relief to Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday stayed the operation of order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that set aside his appointment.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Modi and Shah drag on democracy, lying on CAA: Kapil Sibal
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah of lying to the nation over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said that they are a 'drag on democracy'.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After Akalis, BJP's partner JJP opts out of Delhi polls
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) A day after the Akali Dal, BJP's another alliance partner, the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) led by Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, on Tuesday announced not to contest the assembly elections in Delhi, citing party symbol issue.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
More users mention star signs, climate change in bio: Tinder
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The use of astrological signs in personal bios grew 16 per cent and climate change mentions rose up by 80 per cent in the last year on Tinder, the dating platform said on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sex racket busted in Mumbai; two held, three women rescued
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Mumbai Police have busted yet another sex racket involving foreign students and small time Bollywood actresses and models, with the arrest of two persons and the rescue of three young women, a top police official said here on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anti-CAA resolution in Bengal Assembly on Jan 27
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday announced that a resolution against the new citizenship law will be brought in the state Assembly on January 27.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National
India witnesses drop in cyber threats in 2019: Report
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India witnessed a fall in the number of cyber threats in 2019 as compared to 2018, said a new report by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Alejandro quits as East Bengal coach
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) East Bengal's Spanish head coach Alejandro Menendez on Tuesday stepped down from his post after a spate of poor results saw the club languish at seventh place in the I-League table.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Fujifilm India enters projector market
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm on Tuesday forayed into projector market with the launch of Z5000 - an ultra-short throw projector equipped with "folded two-axial rotatable lens" to enable omnidirectional image projection without moving the main projector unit.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
RPF busts ticketing scam with terror funding links
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Railway Protection Force (RPF) here on Tuesday claimed to have unearthed a ticketing scam with links to money laundering and terror funding.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitterati hail Indian Army soldier dancing to Uri song
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A video of an Indian Army soldier dancing to a number from last year's hit Bollywood movie "Uri: The Surgical Strike" is doing the rounds on social media and has grabbed the eyeballs of netizens.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Protests continue in Amaravati over 3 capital move
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) A day after the Andhra Pradesh Assembly passed two Bills to develop three state capitals, farmers continued their protest for 35th day on Tuesday, demanding that Amaravati be continued as the only capital.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Battle tank engine production capacity over double now: Govt
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) The engine production capacity of the Indian battle tank factory here was increased to 750 units p.a. with one flexible manufacturing line going on stream on Tuesday, an official statement said.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
MP's Priyanshu impresses Sindhu on PBL debut
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) With his array of sparkling backhand returns and exquisite movement on the court, Madhya Pradeshs 17-year-old Priyanshu Rajawat impressed not just the spectators at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on his debut at the Star Sports Premier Badminton League but he even earned plaudits from world champion PV Sindhu.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Ritu aims to continue winning streak at ONE C'ship
Singapore, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian wrestling sensation Ritu Phogat will aim to go for her second win in a row in her budding mixed martial arts career when she locks horns with Chinas Pro MMA fighter Wu Chiao Chen at ONE Championship (ONE) here on February 28.
2020-01-21
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Other Sports
Abrogation of Article 370 will have positive impact: Naqvi
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said the abrogation of Article 370 will have a positive impact on the people. The BJP ministers started their Kashmir outreach programme on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Rajeev Khandelwal excited to be part of YouTube short film anthology
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Rajeev Khandelwal will soon be seen in the anthology "Offbeats Season 1", which comprises six short films. He is a part of "His Master's Voice", in which he portrays an estranged son returning home to his dying father.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Senior players laud AIFF for broad-basing women's football
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian women's national team players have lauded the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) approach to "broad-base women's football across the country" as the final round of Indian Women's League is all set to get underway at the Bangalore Football Stadium here from January 24.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Black kites with 'No-CAA, NRC' fly in Lucknow
Lucknow, Jan 21 (IANS) About a dozen persons, including children, have been detained for flying black kites with 'No CAA, NRC written on them in Lucknow on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
57 fire tenders battle Surat fire
Surat, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 57 fire tenders were rushed to douse a massive fire that broke out early Tuesday at the Raghuvir textile market in Gujarat's Surat town.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hina Khan's B'wood debut film's trailer gets 4mn views in a day
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The trailer of Vikram Bhatt's "Hacked", which will launch "Bigg Boss" star Hina Khan in Bollywood, has got more than four million views in just over a day.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook to hire 1,000 more staff in Britain: COO Sandberg
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Facebook Chief Operation Officer Shreyl Sandberg on Tuesday announced the social networking giant would hire 1000 more people in Lond this year, taking to total to more than 4,000.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Bigg Boss 13 to end in mid February?
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The current season of the controversial reality TV show "Bigg Boss" will reportedly conclude on February 15. There was a buzz that the makers are interested in extending the season by two more weeks, but now fresh reports suggest that the finale will happen in mid February.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
U19 WC: Ravi, Kartik help India thrash Japan
Bloemfontein (South Africa), Jan 21 (IANS) Indian colts on Tuesday made a mockery of Japan, who were making their debut in the Under 19 World Cup, as they won their second Group A game by 10 wickets in what turned out to be a completely one-sided contest.
2020-01-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Tencent, Black Shark to partner on gaming phones: Report
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) Tencent Games, the world's largest gaming company with hits like PUBG: Mobile and Arena of Valor has announced its new partnership with gaming smartphone manufacturer Black Shark.
2020-01-21
Category: International, China,Technology
Rihai Manch alleges UP Police wants to kill activists
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Anti-CAA activist and Rihai Manch President Mohd Shoaib, who has been released by the court on bail, on Tuesday alleged that UP Police wants to kill its activists in the state.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
88% Indians believe bots should be used for admin work
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Eighty-eight per cent of people in India believe that humans shouldn't be carrying out repetitive admin tasks if they can be automated, a new report said on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Can't be part of AICS in Olympic year, says Gopichand
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian badminton national coach Pullela Gopichand was among notable ommissions from the fresh list of members for the All India Council of Sports (AICS) that was announced by the Sports Ministry. But Gopichand said that he had informed the ministry about four months back that he wouldn't be able to attend the meetings as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics draws closer.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Rape case: US Justice Dept shuts probe on Uber bribery charges
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) How did San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc obtain the Delhi cab rape victim's confidential medical documents? Who in Delhi Police and hospital authorities received bribe money to share case files with Uber? Answers to these questions will remain a mystery for now.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kangana calls Virat Kohli Panga King of Team India
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut feels India skipper Virat Kohli is the most fearless player in the national cricket team.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi, Oli open second ICP at Jogbani-Biratnagar
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Nepal counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the second Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bigg Boss 13: Himanshi doesn't blame Asim for breakup with ex
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" host Salman Khan recently slammed contestant Asim Riaz for being the reason behind Punjabi singer Himanshi Khurana's breakup with her boyfriend Chao. It seems like Salman's allegation on Asim has not gone down well with Himanshi. She was seen defending Asim on social media.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
National, Oriental, United Boards give nod for amalgamation
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) The Boards of three public sector general insurance companies - National Insurance Company, Oriental Insurance Company and United India Insurance Company - have formally given their nod for their amalgamation, as was announced by the central government earlier.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy