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Now you can follow hashtags on Instagram
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) Following Twitter's footsteps of searching hashtags and staying connected with hobbies, passions and communities, Instagram on Wednesday launched a similar feature for users to make their interests more discoverable.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Leaders pay homage to Parliament attack victims; Manmohan greets Modi
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Days after their bitter war of words over a meeting with Pakistani officials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh greeted each other and shook hands on Wednesday at an event here to pay homage to the victims of the 2001 Parliament attack.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
Pets are family, dont treat them differently: Dino Morea
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Dino Morea feels calm and de-stressed when he is with his two pets and urges people to treat them as family rather than abandoning them when not needed.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
HP releases patch to stop keyboard-tracking bug
London, Dec 13 (IANS) HP has released a patch to remove keylogging software that was accidentally installed on nearly 500 computer models. These laptops were released with software that can track every key stroke.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology
James Corden welcomes 3rd child with wife
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Popular TV host James Corden and wife Julia Carey have welcomed their third child, a girl.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Twitter introduces new 'thread' feature to link tweets together
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) After increasing the character count in a tweet, Twitter has found a new way to let people express themselves more by making it simple for them to string several tweets together.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Brazilian side Gremio top Pachuca in Club World Cup semi
Al Ain (United Arab Emirates), Dec 13 (IANS) A goal by Everton Soares five minutes into extra time gave Brazil's Gremio a 1-0 victory here over Mexican football club Pachuca in the semifinal of the FIFA Club World Cup.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
TV Academy changes rules for 2018 Emmy Awards
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Ahead of the 2018 Emmys, the Television Academy in the US has announced a few rule changes, including in a few key categories.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Urawa Red beat Wydad Casablanca to finish 5th in Club World Cup
Abu Dhabi, Dec 13 (IANS) Japan's Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday defeated Wydad Casablanca of Morocco 3-2 in the FIFA Club World Cup fifth place match.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Football
Olympic gold is my ultimate target: Boxer Mary Kom (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) She has achieved almost everything that women's boxing can offer, but five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom is still yearning for the greatest accolade in the world of sports -- winning gold at the Olympics.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Ashutosh Rana doesn't believe in glorifying his struggles
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Ashutosh Rana, an alumnus of the National School of Drama, says people struggle to get the big ticket to the film industry but he isn't among those who like to "glorify" the difficult phase in life.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Why India is important for Asean (Book Review)
Title: The ASEAN Miracle: A Catalyst for Peace; Authors: Kishore Mahbubani and Jeffery Sng; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 264; Price: Rs 750
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kerala seeks Rs 1,843 cr from Centre for Ockhi damage
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday his government has sought Rs 1,843 crore from the Centre to mitigate the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Republican accused of molesting teens loses Senate race in setback to Trump
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) An extremist Republican accused of molesting teens lost the Senate election in Alabama, buoying the Democratic Party and delivering President Donald Trump a stinging blow that endangers his agenda.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Facebook to now start paying tax locally
San Francisco, Dec 13 (IANS) With political pressure mounting on digital giants to pay more taxes, Facebook has announced plans to move to a local selling structure in countries where it has an office -- a move aimed at paying tax in the country where profits are earned.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Writer's desk: How writers build the sanctums where they write (Literary Feature - Part I of II)
Solitude and silence are what most writers seek to produce a full-length novel or non-fiction book. But what do writers do when all around them is chaos and noise? They sit back and build a peaceful environment where their creative juices flow seamlessly.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,National,Features
Spurs to be without Alderweireld until February
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino said that defender Toby Alderweireld is to be sidelined until February after suffering a hamstring injury.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chelsea rebound, Burnley climb to top 4
Huddersfield (England), Dec 13 (IANS) Chelsea salved the wounds from last weekend's loss to West Ham United with a decisive 3-1 victory here over Huddersfield Town, while surprising Burnley beat Stoke City to claim fourth place in the English Premier League (EPL).
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Polanski investigated over molesting 10-year-old girl
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Roman Polanski is being investigated for new allegations of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child in 1975.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shoojit reacts on bullying of middle-school Tennessee boy
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, known for deft handling of social issues in his movies, has reacted on the bullying of 11-year-old boy from Tennesse and says it is harmful for children while growing up.
2017-12-13
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TRAI's in-flight connectivity norms by year-end
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with its much-awaited recommendations for in-flight connectivity by December-end.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Value buying, global cues lift equity indices
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Value buying along with positive global markets lifted the key equity indices during the afternoon trade session on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
SC stalls Centre's takeover of Unitech
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed an NCLT order suspending real estate major Unitech's directors and allowing the Centre to appoint its nominees in their place.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
New Horizons' next flyby target may have a moon
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The next flyby target of NASA's New Horizons mission which is an icy world billion kilometres past Pluto might have a small moon as orbital company, new data suggests.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Khasi tribals hold up Meghalaya highway upgrade?
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Even as the Centre aspires to improve connectivity in the northeast under its Act East Policy, the two-laning of a crucial 43-km highway is hanging fire as Meghalaya's Khasi Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has delayed its nod for acquiring land for the project.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Inclement weather affects flight operations in Srinagar
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) Poor visibility and light snowfall on Wednesday forced cancellation of three flights to and from the Srinagar International Airport, an official said.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Matildas' Sam Kerr wins Australia's Sports Personality of the Year award
Canberra, Dec 13 (IANS) Sam Kerr has been named Australia's Sports Personality of the Year after leading the national women's football team, the Matildas, for a hugely successful 12 months.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Dortmund down Mainz in Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 13 (IANS) Struggling Dortmund returned to winning ways after beating Mainz with two second-half goals in the opener of the 16th round of Bundesliga football action.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Neymar returns to Paris after whirlwind Brazil trip
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 13 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has returned to the French capital after less than three days in his native Brazil to attend to personal matters.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Uber charges Toronto rider $14,400 for ride
Toronto, Dec 13 (IANS) In a case of Uber surge pricing rear its ugly head to one unfortunate Canadian, a rider was charged a whopping 18,518.50 Canadian dollars ($14,400) for a 20-minute ride in rush hour in Toronto.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Ex-Real Madrid defender Heinze named coach of Velez Sarsfield
Buenos Aires, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Manchester United and Real Madrid defender Gabriel Heinze has been named coach of Velez Sarsfield, the Argentine club announced.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
S.Korea's Moon visits China to discuss Pyongyang
Seoul, Dec 13 (IANS) South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday left for China on a four-day visit. He will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss the North Korean crisis and bilateral issues.
2017-12-13
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
BSF's 'Operation Arjun' forced Pakistan Rangers to talk
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) After a month of heavy exchange of fire with Pakistan, it was finally the BSF's "Operation Arjun" that brought the Pakistani border guards to commit themselves to a peaceful resolution of issues, say defence officials.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
If you're a victim, come out and talk about it: Neha Dhupia
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Neha Dhupia feels '#MeToo' -- the campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment -- is not only valid for people associated with the entertainment industry, but for everyone. The actress says a victim should not hesitate to share one's ordeal, and instead save innocents from facing same fate by talking about it.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Women are taking over the world: Amitabh Bachchan
Puri Pai (Thailand), Dec 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is busy shooting for "Thugs of Hindostan" here, finds it admirable to see women working on the set, saying they are taking over the world.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sri Lanka win toss, opt to field in 2nd ODI
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera won the toss and elected to field in the second One-day International against India at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SC stays government takeover of Unitech
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a National Company Law Tribunal order permitting the government to takeover the management of real estate major Unitech.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
My struggle has been with my acting profession: Soha
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan says her struggle has been with her profession as an actor.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't know what being pure evil is: Adam Driver
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Hollywood actor Adam Driver's villainous Kylo Ren might have managed to intimidate the audience with his brutal act and black cloak teamed up with a helmet. But he doesn't see his "Star Wars" character as the "bad guy", and says he doesn't know what being "pure evil" is, as he believes there are "more scary" people in the world.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Foggy Wednesday morning in Delhi, 10 trains cancelled
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) It was a foggy morning here on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 12 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The visibility stood at 500 metres.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mysterious bright spots indicate Ceres is no dead world: NASA
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Far from being a dead world, the dwarf planet Ceres is an active and evolving world, indicate hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned, say scientists.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Soha is a solid woman, says Kareena
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has described her sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan as a solid woman.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Using liquid biopsy to monitor colorectal cancer (Comment: Special to IANS)
Cancer is a terrifying disorder which has touched almost everyone in some way or the other. With incidents of cancer rising across the globe, scientists have been frantically researching to figure out solutions to treat this disease in the most effective and non-invasive manner.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Opinion/Commentary
Jacqueline opens her first restaurant in Colombo
Colombo, Dec 13 (IANS) Jacqueline Fernandez is excited about opening her first restaurant in her in her hometown Colombo.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC to take up Aadhaar pleas on Thursday
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of mandatory linking of Aadhaar to various schemes.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajinikanth thanks all for birthday wishes
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Tamil movie star Rajinikanth thanked all his friends from the fields of politics, films and sports for their warm wishes on his 67th birthday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda convicted in coal scam case
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday convicted former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, among others on corruption charges in a coal block allocation case.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Crack found in Japan bullet train: Operator
Tokyo, Dec 13 (IANS) A crack and oil leak was found underneath a running shinkansen bullet train in the first "serious incident" affecting the Japanese high-speed train system since 2001, media reported on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Kim asks for strengthening of N.Korea's nuclear force
Pyongyang, Dec 13 (IANS) Kim Jong-un, the top leader of North Korea has asked for further strengthening of his country's nuclear force, the state media said on Wednesday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Technology,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Kashmir Valley freezes at sub-zero temperatures
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region remained below freezing point on Wednesday as the ski resort of Gulmarg recorded the coldest temperature at minus 9.8.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed
Jammu, Dec 13 (IANS) The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the third consecutive day on Wednesday due to multiple landslides in Ramban district, a traffic official said.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Markets open in red on Wednesday
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Democrats win US senate seat in Alabama
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Democrat Doug Jones knocked off Republican Roy Moore in the race for an Alabama Senate seat "dealing a stunning blow" to US President Donald Trump, who endorsed the latter.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian defence delegation visits N. Korea
Pyongyang, Dec 13 (IANS) A delegation of the Russian Defence Ministry is visiting North Korea amid efforts "to revise the policy of mutual threat and intimidation", media reports said.
2017-12-13
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
PepsiCo to use Tesla electric trucks to cut emission
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) PepsiCo, parent company of Pepsi and Lay's potato chips, has said it has preordered 100 electric Semi trucks newly-unveiled by US automaker Tesla to cut gasoline consumption.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau afraid of ghosts
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau doesn't believe in ghosts, but is "still afraid" of them.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Brexit talks a furious race against time: Donald Tusk
London, Dec 13 (IANS) The UK and European Union (EU) face a "furious race against time" to finalise Brexit talks before March 2019, the head of the European Council says.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
World losing battle against global warming: Macron
Paris, Dec 13 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has warned the international community that it was losing the battle against global warming and called on the world leaders to take concrete action.
2017-12-13
Category: International, France,Environment/Wildlife
Athens kicks off holiday season celebrations
Athens, Dec 13 (IANS) The annual lighting of the Athens' Christmas tree on Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament has been held, officially kicking off the holiday season celebrations in the Greek capital.
2017-12-13
Category: International, Greece,Human Interest/Society
US stocks end mixed as Fed meeting begins
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed with both the Dow and the S&P 500 refreshing closing records, as the Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day policy meeting.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trump accused of 'slut shaming' US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has been accused of trying to "slut shame" a female senator who demanded he quit over sexual misconduct claims.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions: Tillerson
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US is ready to open nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea, without preconditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Khloe's life 'changed' after she met her beau
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian says her life changed when she met her boyfriend and basketball player Tristan Thompson.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US dollar climbs as Fed meeting begins
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) The US dollar rose against most major currencies as the Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day policy meeting.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Kylie Jenner enjoys shopping for baby
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner, who is reportedly expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott, is "having fun" while shopping for her baby.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
In historic first, Sikh nominated to be attorney general of New Jersey
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) In a historic first, a distinguished Sikh public prosecutor "who has experienced hate and intolerance first-hand" has been nominated to be the next attorney general of the US state of New Jersey.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
Roy Moore faces verdict of voters in Alabama Senate election
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Voters in the US state of Alabama are choosing between a Republican accused of child abuse and a Democrat hoping for an upset win after an ugly Senate race in the Deep South.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Terrorism charges filed against New York bombing suspect
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) The US Attorney's Office in New York has filed federal terrorism charges against a bombing suspect who was accused of detonating a pipe bomb in an underpass at Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Playing Goddess on-screen challenging: Ulka Gupta
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Ulka Gupta says essaying the role of a Goddess on-screen comes with its own challenges.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US stocks tick up as Fed meeting begins
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) US stocks traded higher as the Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day policy meeting.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Try Indian spices to ward off winter sickness
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Try spices at home to ward off cough and cold. They not only emit tantalizing aromas and make your meals delicious, but also protect you from infections.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Journalist, author Rabisankar Bal dead
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Renowned journalist and Bengali author Rabisankar Bal died at a hospital here on Tuesday following a brief illness, family sources said. He was 55.
2017-12-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Art/Culture/Books
New York bombing suspect warned Trump on Facebook
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) The man who faces terror charges over Monday's bus terminal bombing in New York posted a warning to US President Donald Trump just before the attack.
2017-12-13
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India expects $12-13 bn infra investment: Official
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India expects investment of up to $13 billion in infrastructure through the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), even as the government seeks to monetise older assets built through public money for undertaking new projects, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Boeing to make aircraft components near Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Global aerospace major Boeing would make aircraft components and subsystems at a new facility it would soon set up on the city's outskirts, a senior official said on Tuesday.
2017-12-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
MISA detainees get status of fighters for democracy in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) The Rajasthan Cabinet has decided to accord those detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) and Defence of India Rules during Emergency during 1975-77 outside the state the status of fighters for democracy.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mutton soup exposes Telangana woman's chilling crime
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) In a sinister plot borrowed from a crime thriller, a woman murdered her husband and nearly swapped him with her paramour through plastic surgery but it was a bowl of mutton soup which spilled the beans.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maradona loses cool after car mobbed in Kolkata
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona on Tuesday lost his cool when his car was mobbed by soccer lovers and refused to get down from the vehicle on a scheduled visit to a club in south Kolkata.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
HSPDP wants Meghalaya under Article 371, hits out at BJP for promoting RSS agenda
Shillong, Dec 12 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led Central government of promoting the RSS ideology, Meghalaya's opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Tuesday demanded that the state be included under the special provision of the Constitution's Article 371.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Modi to visit Gujarat again to vote
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will once again visit Gujarat on Thursday, the second final day of polling in the assembly election, to cast his vote. Many other senior state and national leaders will also be here to cast their votes.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Election Commission team to visit Meghalaya
Shillong, Dec 12 (IANS) A five-member team of the Election Commission will be arriving here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to take stock of the preparedness for the 2018 state assembly elections, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
PM compromised security by flying in single engine plane: Omar
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi violated security guidelines by flying in a single engine seaplane.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
100 apply to become 'Institutes of Eminence'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A total of 100 higher learning institutions have applied for their upgradation as 'Institutions of Eminence Deemed to be Universities' - a new category created for this purpose - with the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
India supports Afghanistan becoming united, democratic nation: Naidu
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India supports Afghanistan in all its efforts to emerge as a united, democratic, peaceful, stable and prosperous nation and "completely supports" the National Unity government, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Infosys to offer back-office service on Tradeshift platform
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Software major Infosys' back office arm on Tuesday said it would offer business process management expertise in finance, accounting and procurement domains on Tradeshift's cloud-based platform.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
SC reserves verdict on Delhi gangrape convict's plea against death sentence
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea by death row convict Mukesh Singh seeking review of the top court judgment upholding his death sentence in December 16, 2012 Delhi gangrape case.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police sent to arrest MP Minister returns empty-handed
Bhopal/Bhind, Dec 12 (IANS) A Bhind Police team on Tuesday went to Madhya Pradesh Minister Lal Singh Arya's Bhopal residence to execute non-bailable warrants in the murder case of Congress MLA Makhanlal Jatav but returned empty-handed since he was not at home.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Upgraded Hubballi airport opened in Karnataka
Hubballi (Karnataka), Dec 12 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday unveiled the upgraded airport in Karnataka's second-largest city to enhance connectivity from the region to other parts of the state and the country.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Telecom subscribers base down 0.41% in October: TRAI
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The country's telecom subscribers base receded by 0.41 per cent in October to 120.17 crore.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rahul welcomed home by Congress workers with fanfare
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi was welcomed by party leaders and workers amidst much fanfare and gusto at his residence at 12 Tughlak Lane, a day after he was elected party chief.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi eats Taiwanese mushrooms, says Thakore
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakore on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi disliked Gujarati food and was fond of Taiwanese mushrooms which cost Rs 80,000 per piece.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bitter campaigning for Gujarat ends, voting on Thursday (Lead, correcting para two)
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Campaigning for the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections on Thursday ended on Tuesday evening after one of the most vicious round of attacks, with the stakes high both for the ruling BJP and an aggressive Congress.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Gayle smashes T20 records in BPL final
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) West Indies star Chris Gayle toppled several records on his way to a match winning performance for Rangpur Riders in the final of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) cricket tournament here on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
350 writers from 35 countries to participate at JLF 2018
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Set to take place from January 25 to 29, the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 will will be a celebration of literature like no other, hosting over 350 writers from 35 nationalities, the organisers said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Lucknow's first woman mayor, 110 corporators sworn in
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's Sanyukta Bhatia was on Tuesday sworn in as the first woman Mayor of the Uttar Pradesh capital
2017-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Will prayer reach God if you pray on illegal property, asks HC
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Expressing displeasure at the illegal construction of a huge Hanuman idol here, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked if a prayer, made from an illegal property, will reach God.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Business/Economy
Delhi government to strengthen Planning Department
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday approved the proposal of the Finance and Planning Department to revamp and strengthen its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit so as to ensure effective design, development and implementation of government policies.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BCCI names NCA COO
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Tufan Ghosh as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Centre tells SC it will set up 12 courts to try lawmakers, politicians
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it has decided to set up 12 special courts to deal exclusively with criminal cases against lawmakers and politicians.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha reiterates demand for Tribunal on Mahanadi dispute
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday once again requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up a Tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
November inflation up at 4.88%, factory output growth dips (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A sharp spurt in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation in November over the RBI's median level of 4 per cent, even as factory output growth in October contracted to 2.2 per cent, official data showed on Tuesday, even as industry called for "remedial" measures to help revive demand.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP to blame for unrest in coastal Karnataka: Minister
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) In the wake of BJP protests over the death of a young man, Karnataka Home Minister R. Ramalinga Reddy on Tuesday blamed the opposition party for disturbing peace in the coastal region of the southern state.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four new FIRs lodged in Maharashtra's Rs 72,000 cr irrigation 'scam'
Nagpur, Dec 12 (IANS) The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday lodged four fresh FIRs against two dozen persons, including government officials and contractors, for involvement in the alleged Rs 72,000 crore irrigation scam in the state.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India Inc. downcast with inflation, industrial data
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India Inc. on Tuesday expressed concern over a sharp rise in India's annual retail inflation in November, even as factory output growth in October contracted.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi-NCR air quality 'improves' to poor, but likely to worsen again
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The air quality of Delhi-NCR improved from "very poor" to "poor" on Tuesday even after 7.8 mm rainfall over past 24 hours, but is liken to worsen again, said officials.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Odisha spent over Rs 26.55 cr for CM, minister's chopper rides
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) The Odisha government has spent more than Rs 26.55 crore towards airfare of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other ministers in three years, the state assembly was told on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Srei, Russian development bank deal on $200 mn innovation fund
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) Russia's state-run Vnesheconombank (VEB) and Kolkata-based Srei Infrastructure Finance have agreed on the operational terms for setting up an IT and innovation fund with a corpus of $200 million, the Russian development bank announced on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Business/Economy
SpiceJet to launch six new frequencies
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday said that it will launch six new frequencies to cater to the surge in demand.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India-Myanmar-Thailand car rally completes first leg
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The second India-Myanmar-Thailand Motor Rally completed its first leg from Guwahati to Bangkok on December 3 and is now on its return journey, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Diplomacy
Modi eats Taiwanese mushrooms, says Thakore
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakore on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi disliked Gujarati food and was fond of Taiwanese mushrooms which cost Rs 80,000 a kg.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Putin allows athletes to compete at Winter Olympics as neutrals
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has backed the decision made by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to clear national athletes for participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea under the neutral status, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Why is government 'neutral on US decision on Jerusalem, asks Farooq
Jammu, Dec 12 (IANS) National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday questioned the Narendra Modi-led government's "neutrality" towards the US decision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Taliban commander arrested, two others killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 12 (IANS) Afghanistan's security forces on Tuesday captured a key Taliban commander and killed two other militants in Kunduz province, an Army official said.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Modi's seaplane ride can lead to disqualification of BJP candidates: Congress leader
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's seaplane ride on Tuesday in Gujarat could lead to disqualification of BJP candidates due to overshooting of the poll expenses limit, Goa Congress President Shantaram Naik said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
First 2018 FIFA World Cup store opens in Moscow
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) The first store carrying official 2018 FIFA World Cup merchandise had a grand opening here on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Morocco named best spa destination in Africa
Rabat, Dec 12 (IANS/MAP) Morocco was named the world's best spa destination in Africa for the second consecutive year at the World Spa Awards gala ceremony in Vietnam.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Malta,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
11 Sikkim communities meet minister, seek ST status
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Eleven communities residing in Sikkim on Tuesday met DONER Minister Jitendra Singh, demanding they be given the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status and also representation in the state assembly, reservations in jobs and exemption from income tax.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Government should have approached SC for taking over Unitech control: CJI
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday said that the government should have come to the Supreme Court before taking over the management of Unitech as the real estate major sought the suspension of an NCLT order suspending its directors and allowing the government to appoint its nominees in their place.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Bangladesh police detain wife, in-laws of New York 'attempted suicide bomber'
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) Bangladesh Police detained the wife and in-laws of New York's 'attempted suicide bomber' Akayed Ullah for questioning in Dhaka, the media reported.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
2 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza
Gaza, Dec 12 (IANS) Israeli airstrikes killed two Palestinians riding a motorbike in northern Gaza Strip, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Diplomacy
With Left alliance's win Oli set to return as Nepal PM
Kathmandu, Dec 12 (IANS) CPN-UML Chairman K.P. Sharma Oli, seen as close to China, is set to become Prime Minister of Nepal again with the Left alliance completing a clean sweep in the country's first elections to the provincial and federal assemblies.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bombay HC reserves order in Tejpal rape trial case
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday reserved its order while hearing a petition filed by Tehelka's former editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, who has been charged with the alleged rape of a junior colleague at a resort here in 2013.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bitter campaigning for Gujarat ends, voting on Thursday
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Campaigning for the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections on Thursday ended on Tuesday evening after one of the most vicious round of attacks, with the stakes high both for the ruling BJP and an aggressive Congress.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Larger SC bench to hear challenge to TN law permitting Jallikatu
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred, to a larger bench, a batch of petitions challenging 2016 Tamil Nadu law paving way for the festival of Jallikattu - a bull taming sport widely organised in parts of the state during Pongal festivities.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Russia launches two nuclear power units in a week
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom on Tuesday announced a historic first in its record of building nuclear power plants with the launch of two reactors at home in the span of a week earlier this month.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi buses lost 17 lakh daily commuters in last four years: CSE
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Warning that the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) may not have any working buses left in 2025 if no new vehicles are added to its fleet, a CSE report said that the state transport agency has lost about 17 lakh daily passengers in the last four years.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Is going to temples forbidden, asks Rahul
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked if visiting temples was forbidden, adding he felt very nice about it and prayed for the golden future of Gujarat.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Religion
BJP on 'secret' meet with Pakistanis, Modi asked about Nawaz 'biryani'
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The opposition reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday of the 'biryani' served by then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in 2015 as the BJP harped on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs meeting with Pakistani diplomats.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unitech seeks stay of NCLT order letting government to take over management
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Real estate major Unitech on Tuesday sought the suspension of an NCLT order suspending its directors and allowing the government to appoint its nominee directors in a take over of the management of the company.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Indian hockey teams end year on 6th and 10th spots
Lausanne, Dec 12 (IANS) India's men and women's hockey teams remained in the sixth and 10th positions respectively in the rankings revealed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Rain sees temperatures dip across Rajasthan
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) Dense fog engulfed the Rajasthan capital on Tuesday, creating trouble for office-goers and school-going children. The overnight intermittent rains led to a dip in temperatures across the state on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
ATK replace Baker with former Newcastle player Taylor
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League champions ATK on Tuesday announced the signing of former Newcastle United player Ryan Taylor as a replacement for Carl Baker who was ruled out for the season due to injury.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football,ISL
Afghan couple held for entering IGI airport with 'edited' ticket
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) An Afghan couple was arrested on Tuesday on the charge of gaining entry to the Indira Gandhi International airport here by showing an 'edited' ticket, an official said.
2017-12-12
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Holders Aizawl favourites against Churchill (Preview)
Aizawl, Dec 12 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC will be favourites against low-key Churchill Brothers in their first home fixture of this I-League football season here on Wednesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Hunger strike, work boycott mark agitation by Rajasthan state government employees
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) Representatives of the Akhil Rajasthan Rajya Karamchari Sanyukt Sangarsh Samiti continued with their 48-hour hunger strike on Tuesday at district headquarters across Rajasthan, while many state government employees boycotted work, to press their demands which include implementing the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations from January 1, 2016.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Pawar leads rally on 77th birthday, slams BJP's allegations against Manmohan
Nagpur, Dec 12 (IANS) Veteran politician and Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, who hit the streets on his 77th birthday on Tuesday to lead a rally, said the ruling "BJP should feel ashamed of itself" for hurling allegations of Pakistani links against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Windies fined for slow over rate in second Test vs New Zealand
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) West Indies stand-in skipper Kraigg Brathwaite was on Tuesday fined 40 percent of his match fee for over rate offences during the second Test against New Zealand at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Minor boy drowns in bucket water
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A minor boy was drowned when he accidentally fell into a bucket full of water in his north Delhi home on Tuesday evening, police said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12th Toshali National Craft Mela begins Dec 15
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) The Odisha government will organise the 12th Toshali National Craft Mela-2017 at Janata Maidan here from December 15 to offer an open platform to artists, artisans and connoisseurs for interaction, said a Minister on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
BSE initiates IBC proceedings against seven companies
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Tuesday filed proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016 against seven listed companies for failing to pay the "Annual Listing Fees" (ALF) in spite of "advance intimation, reminders and grant of sufficient time in the past few years".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tharoor meets Jaitley, seeks aid for fisher folk hit by Ockhi
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and urged him for "urgent and comprehensive" assistance to the fisher folk affected by Cyclone Ockhi.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Grilled' winner gets Rs 1.5 cr investment for food start-up
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Munaf Kapadia, who won reality TV series "Grilled", says the show was a crash course in restaurant management for him. He is looking forward to start working on setting up his two-and-a-half-year-old concept of The Bohri Kitchen with the prize.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Man held for killing wife
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A man was arrested here on Tuesday on charge of shooting dead his wife who he felt was cheating on him, police said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU commits to 9 bn euro climate finance
Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday announced 9 billion climate finance contribution -- the first major announcement made on the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary -- to achieve climate goals.
2017-12-12
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Reality series winner bags Rs 1.5 Crore investment for food start-up
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dreams dont just turn into reality -- they require hard work, persistence and passion. Munaf Kapadia, a contestant on Fox Lifes reality series "Grilled" proved it right with his undying entrepreneurial spirit, innovative culinary expertise and sharp business acumen as he emerged as the winner of the show -- and pocketed a staggering Rs 1 crore.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
November inflation up at 4.88%, factory output growth dips
New Delhi,, Dec 12 (IANS) A sharp spurt in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation in November over the RBI's median level of 4 per cent, even as factory output growth in October contracted to 2.2 per cent official data showed on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India following sustainable development to preserve culture: Mahesh Sharma
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India has adopted sustainable development steps to preserve its nature and cultural heritage, Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
I am here for football, says Maradona
Barasat (West Bengal), Dec 12 (IANS) "I am here for football," were Diego Maradona's first words on arrival at a private sports academy at Kadambagachi here on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Seaplane flies Modi in Gujarat, triggers security row
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flew in a seaplane from the Sabarmati riverfront to Dharoi Dam on the last day of campaigning for the Gujarat elections, courting a controversy over a possible breach of security protocol.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Paper trail has bolstered voters' confidence: EC
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Ahead of Gujarat's second phase elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday said that 100 per cent deployment of VVPAT machines in the state has "bolstered the voters confidence" in the electoral process.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Doklam 'severely' strained India-China ties: Wang told Sushma
Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) At his meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the military stand-off in Doklam had put a "severe" strain on bilateral ties.
2017-12-12
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
British Columbia, Punjab assemblies keen on partnership pact
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Raj Chouhan, Deputy Speaker of Canada's British Columbia Legislative Assembly, on Tuesday called upon Punjab Speaker Rana K.P. Singh here and discussed the possibility of establishing a partnership agreement between the two assemblies.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Delhi government nod for free treatment scheme for accident victims, others
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Victims of road accidents, fire and acid attacks will get medical treatment in all city hospitals at government expense, regarding which a scheme was approved by the Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Whatever PM said about Manmohan Singh is not acceptable: Rahul
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he would not tolerate any kind of nasty language, referring to Mani Shankar Aiyar's "neech" remark against the Prime Minister, but added that whatever Narendra Modi had said about former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was "also not acceptable".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Tripura government women staff to get 24-month maternity leave
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) Ahead of the February Tripura Assembly polls, the Left Front government on Tuesday announced 24 months of maternity leave to its women employees -- for the first two children.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
NHAI making all out efforts to speed up highway construction
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it was making all out efforts to speed up awarding of projects and construction of highways, adding it had already invited bids for projects of 4,900 km length till November.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Jimmy Kimmel brings out his son to talk about healthcare
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) A week after his son underwent his second heart surgery, TV show host Jimmy Kimmel brought him on his eponymous late night talk show. He called on Congress to fund the Children's Health Insurance Programme.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Roadies' most gender neutral place, say Neha, Rannvijay
Noida, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia, who is returning as a gang leader with "Roadies Xtreme", describes the stunt-based reality show as the most gender neutral place to work, while Rannvijay Singha says girls need to be treated equal to men.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Girl, 5, moves NGT against noise pollution from Delhi metro
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A five-year-old petitioner approached the NGT on Tuesday complaining of noise pollution from Delhi Metro's operations.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
'Digital transactions to reach about 1,800 crore in FY18'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Emphasising a dramatic increase in digital transactions in the country, Minister of State for Electronics and IT K. J. Alphons on Tuesday said the transactions are expected to touch 1,800 crore in the current fiscal from 1,162 crore transactions recorded between April and November.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
EC to seek explanation from BJP candidate mocking model code
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday said it will seek an explanation from BJP's Jamalpur-Khadia candidate Bhushan Bhatt after a video of him telling party workers to not to care about the model code of conduct or the poll panel went viral.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Manufacturing slowdown halves' October factory output growth to 2.2%
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A slowdown in manufacturing sector almost halved the rise in India's factory output in October to 2.2 per cent from 4.14 per cent in September and 4.2 per cent during the corresponding month last year, official data showed on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Warburg Pincus to acquire 20% stake in Airtel's DTH arm for $350 million
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Bharti Airtel and Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm, on Tuesday announced that an affiliate of Warburg Pincus will acquire up to a 20 per cent equity stake in Bharti Telemedia Limited, the DTH arm of Airtel, for approximately $350 million.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Submit report on Phase II of Yamuna cleaning: NGT
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The NGT on Tuesday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to submit by Wednesday a detailed report regarding Phase II of the Yamuna river revitalization project "Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Gujarat people will give fitting reply to Congress lies: Modi
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Congress party of spreading unimaginable lies about Gujarat and about him "personally" and said the people of the state would give a "fitting reply" to the "negativity" of the opposition.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gold bars worth Rs 50 lakh seized in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Tuesday seized 17 gold bars worth nearly Rs 50 lakh from near India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal and detaind one smuggler, a BSF official said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Telangana woman MLA, aides attack toll gate staff
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) A woman legislator of Telangana's ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), her husband and their aides attacked the employees of a toll gate in Karimnagar district on Tuesday, allegedly for not giving her VIP treatment.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
November inflation at 4.88% crosses RBI's median mark
New Delhi,, Dec 12 (IANS) A sharp spurt in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation in November over the RBI's median level of 4 per cent mark, official data showed on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gates warns of war between Israel, Hezbollah
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) Former US Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday warned there might be an all-out war between Israel and Lebanon's Iran-backed Shia militia Hezbollah in 2018.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Diplomacy
'S Durga' director slams IFFK, organisers hit back
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 (IANS) After "S Durga" director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan on Tuesday hit out at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) for its "bad shape", the organisers of the gala questioned his changed opinion.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Manali gets season's first snow, more in HP till Wednesday
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Even as snow eluded Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla on Tuesday, the picturesque tourist town of Manali experienced mild snow, this winter season's first. There are chances of more rain and snow in the hill state till Wednesday, officials said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Macron: Trump will bring US back into climate deal
Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has said he believes US President Donald Trump will bring Washington back into the Paris deal on combating climate change.
2017-12-12
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
UK security agency finds flaw in Microsoft Windows system
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) The British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has discovered a severe flaw that will affect Microsoft's Windows system including the latest Windows 10, according to an online report.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Diplomacy
India's industrial output slows in October to 2.2%
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India's factory output rose just 2.2 per cent in October from 4.14 per cent in September, official data showed on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rahul Gandhi should stop telling lies: BJP
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday alleged that Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi has been "telling lies" to the public of Gujarat but has no answers to their questions.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Global cues, profit booking snap equity indices 3-day gains (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday closed on a lower note -- snapping a three-day gaining streak -- as rising crude oil prices, along with negative global cues and profit booking in rate-sensitive stocks, hampered investors' risk-taking appetite.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Inform about drugs, get cash reward, announces MHA
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has issued new guidelines for granting of rewards to informers and government officers whose information and actions lead to the seizures of narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Complete plant in 18 months or pay Rs 50,000 a day: NGT
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday ordered for the completion of a waste-to-energy plant in Jammu and Kashmir within 18 months, after which Rs 50,000 per day will be charged from the contractors.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
India's industrial output slows in October to 2.2%
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India's factory output rose just 2.2 per cent in October from 4.14 per cent in September, official data showed on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Kohli sajaake rakhna': Amul wishes Virat, Anushka
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Indian dairy company Amul, through an innovative ad, has wished newly weds cricket star Virat Kohli and actress Anushka.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
High-intensity workout may slow Parkinson's symptoms
New University, Dec 12 (IANS) High-intensity workout three times a week may be safe and help decrease worsening of motor symptoms in people with early-stage Parkinson's disease, researchers say.
2017-12-12
Category: International, India,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Austria gas plant blast kills one
Vienna, Dec 12 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 18 persons were injured in an explosion at a natural gas plant in Austria on Tuesday, officials said.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maradona skips football match, spends time with kids
Barasat (West Bengal) Dec 12 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who was supposed to play a 'Match for Unity on Tuesday against former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly here, could not take the field due to tiredness and poor event management by the organisers.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Vodafone offers Red Protect plan with Aviva Life Insurance
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Vodafone India on Tuesday announced Red Protect - a mobility plan integrated with life insurance, in partnership with Aviva Life Insurance, with the sum assured worth up to 20 years of the monthly rental.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Indian folk music heritage is vast'
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Nirali Kartik of musical duo Maati Baani says Indian folk music heritage is vast and rich. Keeping that in mind, the musicians have unveiled a Rajasthani folk song "Rumaal", featuring Merasi folk singer Bhutta Khan, Amita Mishra on tabla and Govind Gawli on bass.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Rahul will forge new political dynamics: Bengal Congress chief
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Tuesday hailed the new party President Rahul Gandhi as a "sagacious and dynamic leader" and claimed he would play a pivotal role in new political dynamics in the country.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Torres has no intention of leaving Atletico
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Star striker Fernando Torres says he has no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid in January.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
OTA cadet dies of boxing match injuries
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) A cadet at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) here died of injuries he sustained while participating in a boxing competition, a defence statement said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Dubai hosts forum on risk management
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS/WAM) A two-day forum on risk management has kicked off in Dubai in collaboration with the US Risk Management Society.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Team spirit is new coach Stoeger's biggest challenge at Dortmund
Berlin, Dec 12 (IANS) New Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoeger won't be the man having to invent a brand new tactical system, but to teach the basics of teamwork to a football squad that has fallen apart into small groups.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
On 77th birthday, an ailing Pawar leads anti-government rally
Nagpur, Dec 12 (IANS) After 37 years, veteran politician and National Congress Party President Sharad Pawar hit the streets on his 77th birthday on Tuesday, leading a massive 'Jan Aakrosh Halla Bol' procession, jointly with Congress and other parties, against the BJP-Shiv Sena government.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Smartphone sensors to top 10bn unit shipments in 2020
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The sensors in smartphones, which provide an array of features and functionalities to improve the overall user experience, are estimated to cross the 10 billion unit shipment mark in 2020, new research said on Thuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Neha Dhupia in happy phase in her career
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia is enjoying being in a phase of her career wherein she is working with talent like Vidya Balan.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Raghu Ram features in music video
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Television personality Raghu Ram of "Roadies" fame has featured in a music video titled "Aankhon Hi Aankhon Mein".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
LSD blots, candies seized in Kolkata, two arrested
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A day after three persons were held for possession and circulation of hasish here, two more persons have been arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials on Tuesday in connection with drug peddling in various parties and colleges in the city.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Putin allows athletes to compete at Winter Olympics as neutrals
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has backed the decision made by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to clear national athletes for participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea under the neutral status, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Bodies of eight more fishermen recovered off Kerala coast
Thiruvananthapuram/Kozhikode, Dec 12 (IANS) Search and rescue personnel on Tuesday recovered the bodies of eight fishermen from the sea off the Kozhikode coast in Kerala, official sources said, taking the death toll in cyclone Ockhi to 48.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
This ultrasonic sensor may help amputees play piano, drums
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A bionic hand with prosthetic fingers developed by US researchers has helped Jason Barnes, a musician who lost part of his right arm five years ago, to play the piano and drums with ease.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
Sales boost OMCs' stock outlook, margins more important: Jefferies
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Higher sales remain a tailwind for Indian state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs), US investment banker Jefferies' Indian arm said on Tuesday, reaffirming its 'Buy' rating on Indian Oil Corp (IOC) stock, which analysts preferred over Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL), assuming 'Underperform' rating on both.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP demands suspension of JMM legislator for 'kissing' competition
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) The ruling BJP on Tuesday demanded suspension of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Simon Marandi from the state assembly for organising a "kissing competition" of tribal people.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Why meteoroids often blow up before hitting Earth
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) When a meteor comes hurtling toward Earth, the high-pressure air in front of it seeps into its pores and cracks, pushing its body apart and causing it to explode, say scientists.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
6.2-magnitude quake hits Iran
Tehran, Dec 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Iran's Kerman province on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Turkey,Environment/Wildlife
We have long tradition of accessorising with scarves: Designer duo
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Designers Meesha and Trisha Khanna, who participated in the Paris fashion week, say that India has a long cherished tradition of accessorising ensembles with scarves and shawls and they plan to give this trend a contemporary look.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Traditional knowledge diminishing among Kerala tribals: Study
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 (IANS) A first-of-its-kind study has identified that the traditional knowledge passed down several generations of the tribals in Kerala has suffered massive "erosion" and is gradually "disappearing".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Indians get more British work visas than others
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Stating that there has been a sharp increase in the number of British visas issued to Indians, the British High Commission said on Tuesday that Indians get more work visas than all other nationalities combined.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
I trust a lot in my preparation, says teenaged Sundar
Mohali, Dec 12 (IANS) Despite failing the Yo-Yo test, a requisite to make it to the national squad, teenaged all-rounder Washington Sundar on Tuesday justified his selection in the ODI squad against Sri Lanka, saying he trusts his ability and understands his role in the team.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Will seek Arunachal, Nagaland help to battle Ulfa: Assam DGP
Guwahati, Dec 12 (IANS) A day after the anti-talk faction of Ulfa shot dead a father and his son, the Assam Police chief on Tuesday said the help of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland will be sought to take on the insurgent outfit if needed.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism
Upcoming exhibition themed on climate change
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) At a time when the world is dealing with pressing issues like climate change and global warming, artist Simran K.S. Lambas new body of work tends to set a new domain for sculptures in highlighting such vexatious issues that bothers researchers, scientists as well as humanity at large.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sindhu, Srikanth aim to end 2017 on a high at Superseries Finals
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will hope to end 2017 on a high when they compete in the season-ending World Superseries Finals, starting at the Hamadan Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Badminton
Jharkhand gives 175 acres to Adani Power
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Tuesday gave 174.84 acres of acquired land to Adani Power Ltd to set up a 1600 MW power plant in the state.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Manipur pays homage to women freedom fighters
Imphal, Dec 12 (IANS) The Manipur government and the people on Tuesday marked the Women's War Day and paid homage to the women activists who had launched a crusade against the oppressive British administration in 1939.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Caution ahead of macro-data release subdue key indices
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday were dragged lower by heavy selling pressure in interest sensitive stocks like banking, auto and capital goods.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mayors of UP civic bodies sworn in
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) The newly-elected mayors of Ghaziabad, Ayodhya and Meerut were sworn in at different ceremonies across Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Twitter may help restore sense of well-being after a bad day
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) At times when you feel nervous about calling a friend to talk about a tough day at work, or share a scary medical news, writing a small post on Facebook or Twitter could provide an easy alternative to vent out negative emotions and help restore a sense of well-being, suggests new research.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
AppyStore best app for kids on Google Play
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) AppyStore, a leading subscription-based platform for children's curated content, has won the "Best for Kids App" award in 2017 on Google Play Store in India.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Queensland PM seeks veto of federal loan to Adani's coal mine project
Brisbane, Dec 12 (IANS) Queensland's re-elected Labor Party Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to veto a federal loan to Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises' A$16.5-billion Carmichael coal project in Galilee Basin, a media report said.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Priyanka Chopra gets Mother Teresa Memorial Award
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has taken up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, has been feted with the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress has taken BJP on, set to capture power in Gujarat: Rahul
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) After mounting a spirited campaign in Gujarat, Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday declared that his party has taken the BJP head on and is confident of forming its government in the state.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
First 6 startups graduate from NetApp Excellerator programme
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Data storage and management company NetApp on Tuesday announced the graduation of its first cohort of six start-ups as part of the NetApp Excellerator programme.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Sabarimala temple collections soar
Sabarimala (Kerala), Dec 12 (IANS) Kerala's famed Sabarimala temple received Rs 101 crore (more than $15 million) in collections in the first 25 days of the ongoing two-month festival, an official said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Intex 'ELYT e6' now available for Rs 6,999
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Expanding its budget series, domestic handset maker Intex on Tuesday introduced 4G VoLTE-enabled "ELYT e6" for Rs 6,999.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
New Zealand complete 2-0 whitewash of Windies
Hamilton, Dec 12 (IANS) New Zealand completed a 2-0 whitewash of the West Indies after thrashing them by 240 runs in the second cricket Test at Seddon Park here on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat election: EC orders repolling in 6 booths on Thursday
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered repolling in six booths, where first phase polling was held on December 9. The repolls will be held on December 14.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Indian Navy's all-women sailing team leaves New Zealand
Lyttelton (New Zealand), Dec 12 (IANS) Indian Navy sailboat INSV Tarini left Lyttelton port on Tuesday morning for the next leg of its journey towards Falkland Islands after completing the second leg of its circumnavigation voyage, an official statement said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Telangana,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
India, Australia hold first 2+2 dialogue
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) In a bid to boost their bilateral strategic partnership keeping the Indo-Pacific region in mind and to increase defence cooperation, India and Australia held their inaugural 2+2 Foreign Secretaries and Defence Secretaries Dialogue here on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Six sentenced to death in TN honour killing
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) A court in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur district on Tuesday sentenced six people to death in an honour killing.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stop 'invoking' Pakistan, attack it: Sena tells BJP
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should display guts and attack Pakistan if it was indeed found "interfering" in the ongoing Gujarat elections.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
It's best to steer clear of Bitcoins lest the bubble bursts (Column: Active Voice)
It is impossible to make sense of the Bitcoin-mania that has been making waves of late.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Tripura man held for theft after 37 years
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) A 58-year-old man in Tripura, wanted for two cases of theft committed 37 years ago, has been arrested, police said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Mumbai City announce special section for away fans
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Mumbai City Football Club will become the first team in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) to have a dedicated section for away fans during its home matches at the Mumbai Football Arena here.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes: Study
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) If you are suffering from kidney dysfunction, you may be at high risk of developing diabetes, finds a study.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Syrian opposition urges Russia to rescue UN peace talks
Damascus, Dec 12 (IANS) The Syrian opposition has urged Russia to salvage the UN peace talks in Geneva this week by persuading the Syrian government delegation to begin direct face-to-face discussions, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Ex-football team captain Gill felicitated
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on Tuesday felicitated former Indian football team captain Gurdev Singh Gill for his contribution to the sport.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Bankers may strike work against FRDI Bill'
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) Opposing the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) has said it is planning a strike if the Centre proceeds on the proposed legislation.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Chinese indulging in crime will be tried in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Chinese expatriates involved in criminal activities in Pakistan will face punitive action, officials said.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
SRM University wins international QS award
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Student-led innovation has brought SRM Institute of Science and Technology, formerly known as SRM University, the "Reimagine Education" award by Quacquarelli Symonds, better known as QS and famous for its annual publication of international university rankings.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Mohit Raina excited about his new period drama
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Mohit Raina, who will be essaying role of Havildar Ishar Singh in "21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897", says the upcoming television show narrates an "extraordinary story of an ordinary person".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
New Mayor promises to revamp Agra
Agra, Dec 12 (IANS) The new Mayor of Agra on Tuesday pledged to do everything to change the profile of the Taj Mahal city.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
China building network of refugee camps along N.Korea border
Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) China is quietly building a network of refugee camps along its border with North Korea, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, China,Politics
'The Post' team thrilled over six Golden Globe nominations
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Actors Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks and filmmaker Steven Spielberg are thrilled about their film "The Post" receiving six Golden Globe nominations.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Australia seeks to recruit spies to work abroad
Canberra, Dec 12 (IANS) Australia seeks to recruit spies who are smart, observant and capable of working abroad for the country's interest, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Australia,Defence/Security
Month-long fiesta of sales at Dubai Shopping Festival
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) Preparations here are underway to host Dubais annual citywide shopping extravaganza, offering the shopping-lover in all of us a month-long fiesta of sales, exclusive shopping experiences and extraordinary events for the whole family to enjoy.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Young designers shaping up fashion industry with new thoughts, ideas
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Padma Raj Keshri, Helena Bajaj Larsen, Mohammed Mazhar, Ayushman Mitra and Anvita Sharma along with Asit Barik are some of the young names in the design world who want to change the way fashion is perceived in India.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Decoded: What causes dementia
London, Dec 12 (IANS) The toxic build-up of urea, a compound created by the liver, in the brain has been found as the major reason that can cause brain damage and lead to Huntington's Disease, one of seven major types of age-related dementia, finds a study.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
I prefer not to follow any trends: Divya Khosla Kumar
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Filmmaker-actress Divya Khosla Kumar says that her style is not dependent on trends as she is someone who prefers not to follow that.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Protectionism is a killer of excellence in art'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dance in India is increasingly being affected by narrow-mindedness, an easy acceptance of mediocrity, complacency among artists, and in training and academia the tendency to value knowledge is far more than imagination, says renowned kathak exponent Aditi Mangaldas.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'LIKE' awarded best entertainment app on Google Play Store
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The 'LIKE' app, developed by Singapore-based BIGO Technology Pvt Ltd, has been awarded the best entertainment app, best social app and also featured in the most popular app category on Google Play Store, the company has said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Want to reveal my life's truth in a book: Mahesh Bhatt
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says he wants to reveal the truth about his life in a book.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Several women repeat sexual misconduct accusations against Trump
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Several women who last year accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct before he was elected the US President have renewed their allegations publicly as they detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by him.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi rider took 5 trips a day on Uber in 2017
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A rider from the Delhi-NCR region took nearly five Uber trips a day, making him the person who took the highest number of Uber rides in the country in 2017.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
TM Krishna returns to Mumbai with concerts, workshops and more
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Leading Karnatic musician, vocalist, writer and social activist with a pan Indian appeal T.M Krishna is all set to return to Mumbai with an extended tour over two consecutive weekends in December.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Gemalto announces single gateway for Visa, Mastercard services
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Simplifying the way for financial institutions to launch mobile payment services, global IT security firm Gemalto on Tuesday announced that its Trusted Service Hub (TSH) can now offer a single gateway, thus enabling issuers to connect to Mastercard and Visa tokenisation services.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
India aim to bounce back in second ODI vs Sri Lanka (Preview)
Mohali, Dec 12 (IANS) Still licking their wounds after the humiliation in Dharamsala, India will be aiming to roar back when they face a rejuvenated Sri Lanka in the do-or-die second One-day International (ODI) at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Woman gives birth on PIA flight
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) A woman gave birth on board a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight bound for Multan from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Human Interest/Society
'Stranger Things', 'Narcos' top shows of Netflix in 2017 (Lead, Correcting name)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Popular science fiction-horror web series "Stranger Things" and "Narcos" were the top shows for Indian viewers this year on streaming platform Netflix.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi takes 'first-ever' seaplane flight for campaigning
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, the last day of campaigning for the Gujarat Assembly elections, took off in a seaplane from the Sabarmati Riverfront to Dharoi Dam, a reservoir near Ambaji, to hold a rally.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress confident of forming government in Gujarat: Rahul
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday declared that his party was confident of taking power in Gujarat and said the BJP was on a losing wicket.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
India has survived as a single political entity because of democracy (Exclusive to IANS)
(Noted public intellectual, professor of Economics and an active member of the British Labour Party since 1971, Meghnad Desais latest book "The Raisina Model" (Penguin/Rs 499/208 pages) offers a critical and frequently uncomfortable mediation on Indias contemporary political culture. Presented here is an exclusive extract from the book:)
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
PaxVax's cholera vaccine can control outbreaks quickly
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A single-dose cholera vaccine marketed by PaxVax, a global biotechnology company based in California, can provide faster protection in epidemics, thereby helping control big outbreaks more quickly, suggest results of a trial.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Indians consuming maximum video content online: Report
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) India consumes the most OTT (Over-the-top) videos, followed by Thailand and Philippines in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, content delivery network services provider Akamai Technologies said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Jonita Gandhi, Vishal Bhardwaj collaborate for theme song
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Singer Jonita Gandhi and music composer-filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj have collaborated for a theme song for a TV channel. The artistes also shot a promotional video of the song featuring TV actors.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Court grants bail to meat exporter Moin Qureshi
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A Delhi court here on Tuesday granted bail to meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi, who was arrested in a money laundering case.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Caution ahead of macro-data release subdue key indices
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Caution ahead of macroeconomic data points release pulled the key indices of the domestic equity markets lower during Tuesday's post afternoon trade session.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
GCX partners with CMC Telecom to boost connectivity in Southeast Asia
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) and CMC Telecom on Tuesday announced a dual strategic initiative, wherein GCX will offer its IP Transit solutions to CMC Telecom in Hong Kong and Singapore, while CMC Telecom will deploy a Virtual Point of Presence (vPoP) for GCX in Hanoi.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Airtel launches 4G in Kargil, Leh, Dras in Ladakh region
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Tuesday launched 4G services in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, a company statement said here.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Malaga's Miquel hopes to dazzle his new club
Malaga (Spain), Dec 12 (IANS) Spanish defender Ignasi Miquel was presented as Malaga's newest player and he said he hoped to seize the opportunity to impress his new football team.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Unitech seeks stay of NCLT order allowing government takeover
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Real estate major Unitech on Tuesday sought the suspension of an NCLT order allowing the government's takeover of the company.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
High time to improve building energy efficiency: UN-backed report
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) It's high time to improve energy efficiency of the buildings across the globe to reach the climate change goals under the 2015 Paris Agreement, a UN-backed report has said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Asha Sharma takes oath as new Ghaziabad Mayor
Ghaziabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Newly-elected city Mayor Asha Sharma on Tuesday took oath along with her team of over 100 councillors in the newly-constituted municipal body of Ghaziabad city.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Rajinikanth turns 67, celebs wish him long life
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) On superstar Rajinikanth's 67th birthday on Tuesday, celebrities like megastar Amitabh Bachchan, filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Akshay Kumar wished him a long and a healthy life.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'Stranger Things 2', 'Narcos' top shows of Netflix in 2017
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Popular science fiction-horror web series "Stranger Things 2" and "Narcos" were the top shows for Indian viewers this year on streaming platform Netflix.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Want to see Iron Man, Hulk, Wolverine together: Jackman
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman says he would love to see superheroes Iron Man, the Hulk and Wolverine in a film together.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Schreiber elated over Golden Globe Award nomination
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Liev Schreiber is elated to pick up his fifth consecutive Golden Globe Award nomination for "Ray Donovan".
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
American soldier killed in Afghan accident
Kabul, Dec 12 (IANS) An American soldier was killed after being injured in a vehicle accident in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Congress mocks Modi's seaplane travel as 'Hawa Hawai'
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a seaplane for campaigning in Gujarat, terming it "Hawa Hawai" and added that the ruling BJP did not understand development.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Avalanches hit Army posts on LoC, five soldiers missing
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Five soldiers were reported missing after avalanches hit two Army posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Indian short film wins award in Vancouver
Vancouver, Dec 12 (IANS) Indian film "The School Bag" has bagged the Best Short Film award at the Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mashqoor Ahmad is AMU Students Union President
Aligarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Mashqoor Ahmad Usmani has been elected the President of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Students Union, varsity officials said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Delhi to host dance, music, theatre carnival in February
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A blend of orchestra, electronic dance music (EDM) and hip hop performances by international and homegrown artistes is set to enthrall people here at Navrasa Duende Global Carnival from February 23 to 25.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Girona beat Espanyol 1-0 to climb into top half of La Liga
Cornella de Llobregat (Spain), Dec 12 (IANS) Spanish football club Girona climbed to the ninth place of the La Liga standings after beating Espanyol 1-0 here.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Striker Dembele back in training for Barca
Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) There was good news for FC Barcelona when striker Ousmane Dembele took part in the Spanish football club's training session.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Paraguay striker Barrios on River Plate radar
Buenos Aires, Dec 12 (IANS) Argentine football giants River Plate are considering making a bid to sign Paraguay international forward Lucas Barrios from Brazil's Gremio, according to media reports.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Trump's UK visit expected in 2018
London, Dec 12 (IANS) The US Ambassador to Britain has said he expects President Donald Trump to visit the UK in the new year despite his Twitter row with British Prime Minister Theresa May, the media reported on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
The Rock expecting 'another girl' with girlfriend
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor-wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has announced that he is expecting another girl with his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kerala law student's murder accused held guilty
Kochi (Kerala), Dec 12 (IANS) A sessions court in Kerala on Tuesday found Ameerul Islam, a migrant labourer from Assam, guilty of the rape and murder of a young law student in 2016 in Ernakulam.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata wishes Rajinikanth on turning 67
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wished megastar Rajinikanth on his 67th birthday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Worldwide server revenue grew 16% in Q3: Gartner
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Worldwide server revenue increased 16 per cent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2017, with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) leading the market, Gartner said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Intel launches Pentium Silver, Celeron processors
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Global chipmaker Intel on Tuesday launched Pentium Silver and Celeron processors which are based on an architecture codenamed "Gemini Lake" and are engineered for balanced performance and connectivity.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Flamengo must take initiative in Copa Sudamericana decider: Zico
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 12 (IANS) Brazil's Flamengo must impose themselves at home to overcome a 1-2 deficit against Argentine football outfit Independiente in the Copa Sudamericana final, according to club legend Zico.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Trump calls for ending family immigration following NYC bombing
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) Blaming a "lax" immigration system for the bomb attack here by a Bangladeshi immigrant, US President Donald Trump has renewed calls to end immigration based on family ties.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Varun Dhawan starts shooting for 'Sui Dhaaga'
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan has started shooting for the upcoming film "Sui Dhaaga - Made in India".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi takes seaplane on last day of Gujarat campaign
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flew by a seaplane from the Sabarmati river here to Dharoi in Mehsana district on the last day of the election campaign in Gujarat.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Brittany Snow sued over car accident
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) "Pitch Perfect" actress Brittany Snow has been sued by a man named Jose Erazo Gomez for her involvement in a 2016 car crash.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NASA's Juno probe unravels Jupiter's Great Red Spot roots
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Jupiter's famous storm, the Great Red Spot, penetrates well below the clouds -- about 300 kilometres into the planet's atmosphere, suggest data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Australian Senator vows to resign following China scrutiny
Canberra, Dec 12 (IANS) An Australian senator on Tuesday vowed to resign following politically damaging revelations about his dealings with a Chinese businessman.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Woman, daughter die in Delhi fire
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A woman and her 15-year-old daughter died due to suffocation after a fire broke out in a building here on Tuesday, a Delhi Fire Services (DFS) official said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google introduces 3 new photography apps
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Google has introduced three photography apps which are part of a new series that it has dubbed as photography "appsperiments".
2017-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
'Tiger Zinda Hai' not political, only a human story: Director
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) "Tiger Zinda Hai", a film about two spies -- one Indian and the other Pakistani -- is largely a story about humanity, says its director Ali Abbas Zafar, who feels handling sensitive topics can be a "double-edged" sword these days.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Higher fiscal deficit due to Budget being advanced, was expected: Chief Statistician
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Government's Chief Statistician T.C.A. Anant has no worries that the government may breach the fiscal deficit target of 3.2 per cent of the GDP for the current fiscal. In fact, he feels revenue would be buoyant by year-end and that the targeted deficit would be bridged.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Deepika not part of 'Don', confirms Ritesh Sidhwani
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Producer Ritesh Sidhwani says that actress Deepika Padukone is not a part of the "Don" franchise.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Park Place first firm to deploy Microsoft's LinkedIn service
Redmond, Dec 12 (IANS) Global datacentre maintenance firm Park Place Technologies has become the first company to fully deploy Microsoft enterprise Cloud services, including Dynamics 365 and Office 365, along with LinkedIn Sales Navigator to help enterprises drive digital transformation.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Google, Facebook dominated online ad revenue in Q3
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Google and Facebook dominated the online advertising in the third quarter this year as global online advertising revenue growth reached a record 29.6 per cent, market research firm Forrester said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
The Trump syndrome and its impact: A psychiatric probe (Book Review)
Title: Twilight of American Sanity; Author: Allen Frances; Publisher: William Morrow/Harper Collins: Pages: 336; Price: Rs 799
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
US soldier killed in Afghan vehicle accident
Kabul, Dec 12 (IANS) An American NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) service member died due to he sustained in a vehicle accident in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, the coalition forces announced on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Google beats Facebook as top referral source for publishers
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Google has beaten Facebook to become publishers' main source of external page views over the course of 2017, a new data showed.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mashqoor Ahmad elected AMU students union president
Aligarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Mashqoor Ahmad Usmani from Bihar has been elected as the next students union president of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), varsity officials said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Spellbound: An attempt at novelty (Foodie Trail-Noida)
Noida, Dec 12 (IANS) It is said that first love is always special -- and so is the first venture. So say Sagar Sharma and Ramneek Pantal, who have joined hands to launch Spellbound restaurant here.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
US records plunge of 'irregular migration' from Cuba
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The US has recorded a significant reduction in "irregular migration" from Cuba since the end of a longstanding migration policy in January, the State Department has announced.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Fukrey Returns' team overjoyed with film's response
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The team of "Fukrey Returns", including actor Pulkit Samrat, Richa Chadha and director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba says they are happy with the film's box office response.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Avalanche hits LoC post, 3 soldiers missing
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Three soldiers of the Indian Army went missing on Tuesday after an avalanche hit their post on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Microsoft pledges $50 million to broaden AI for Earth programme
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) Announcing its plan to broaden the AI for Earth programme, Microsoft has pledged $50 million over the next five years to put artificial intelligence technology in the hands of those who are working to mitigate climate change.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
4 expert tips to maintain your skin during winter
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Ready with your new winter look but not ready to deal with the harsh winter weather?
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
'1984 anti-Sikh genocide not spontaneous, government orchestrated' (Book Review)
Book: 1984 - India's Guilty Secret; Author Pav Singh; Publisher: Rupa; Pages: 268; Price: Rs 500
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident,IANS Life
Democrat Senator calls on Trump to resign
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has called on President Donald Trump to resign over allegations of sexual assault, the media reported.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ex-White House press secretary writes book
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is writing a book to "set the record straight" about what he said had happened during the 2016 election, transition and his time serving in the administration, the media reported.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Apple acquires music recognition app Shazam
San Francisco, Dec 12 (IANS) In keeping with its plan to expand the company's music business, Apple confirmed that it is acquiring popular music recognition app Shazam beating Snapchat and Spotify.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Culture of 'bun, tea' made Papparoti come to India
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) With cafes in over 32 countries from Malaysia to Australia to Dubai, International coffee chain Papparoti has now opened doors in Mumbai and according to the spokesperson, the huge potential in Indian market makes it a perfect fit especially because of the culture of "bun and tea".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Taapsee wraps up Chandigarh schedule of 'Soorma'
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has concluded the Chandigarh schedule of her upcoming film "Soorma".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Sports
Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi, 15 trains cancelled
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) It was a cloudy Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 13.8 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season's average.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Create International Diwali Day at UN: Kazakh diplomat
United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) A senior Kazakhstan diplomat has suggested that the UN adopt an International Diwali Day to commemorate the festival that he said embodies the values of the world body.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Religion,Diplomacy
Missing Argentine submarine's search focused on mystery object
Buenos Aires, Dec 12 (IANS) An ongoing search for the missing Argentine submarine that disappeared 26 days ago was currently focused on a mystery object detected at a depth of 700 metres, according to the navy.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Power of One' awards honour UN diplomats, officials
United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) At an awards ceremony honouring six serving and former diplomats and international civil servants for their contributions to world peace and development, the UN was hailed as an institution embodying the Diwali spirit of good overcoming evil.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Diplomacy
Celebs wish Virushka 'happily ever after'
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) From megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, ace filmmaker Karan Johar to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and tennis star Sania Mirza -- a host of celebrities from the Indian film and sports world got together in wishing a "happily ever after" to newly weds -- actress Anushka Sharma and cricket hero Virat Kohli.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Srinagar gets season's first snowfall
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) Srinagar city received season's first snowfall on Tuesday as higher reaches both in the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley received moderate snowfall.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Women detail sexual allegations against Trump
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A group of women who have publicly accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault, have detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the US President, the media reported.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global cues, caution ahead of macro-data subdues key indices
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Broadly negative Asian markets, along with rising crude oil prices and caution ahead of macroeconomic data points release pulled the key indices of the domestic equity markets lower during Tuesday's early morning trade session.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Trump to send astronauts back to moon
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) US President Donald Trump authorised the acting NASA administrator Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. to "lead an innovative space exploration programme to send American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually Mars" during a White House signing ceremony.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Science/Tech
Manali gets season's first snowfall
Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Snowfall continued to elude this Himachal Pradesh capital on Tuesday, but another picturesque tourist resort Manali had mild snowfall overnight, season's first spell.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-US Army soldier who defected to Pyongyang dies at 77
Tokyo, Dec 12 (IANS) Former US Army soldier Charles Robert Jenkins, who defected to North Korea in the 1960s and later lived in Japan, has died at the age of 77, a media report said on Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ukraine releases arrested Georgian ex-president
Kiev, Dec 12 (IANS) A district court here in the Ukrainian capital has rejected state prosecutor's request to place former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili under house arrest and released him from custody.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Ukraine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Modi, Rahul's road shows in Ahmedabad cancelled
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Scheduled road shows of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President-designate Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat here on Tuesday have been cancelled with the police refusing permission on the grounds of security and traffic congestion.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Unicef calls for making digital world safer for children
United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has said little is done to protect the children from the perils of the digital world and to increase their access to safe online content.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology
James Arthur's acting ambition
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Singer James Arthur says he wants to become an actor, and isn't against the idea of being the next James Bond.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Human rights situation improves: UN chief
United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the overall human rights situation has improved over the decades but problems remain.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Islamic organ congratulates Iraq on victory over IS
Rabat, Dec 12 (IANS) The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has congratulated Iraq on its victory over the terror group Islamic State (IS).
2017-12-12
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after snowfall, rain
Jammu, Dec 12 (IANS) Moderate snowfall and heavy rains on Tuesday forced the closure of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and the Mughal Road connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, officials said.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'US move on Jerusalem destabilises Middle East'
Ankara, Dec 12 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned that the US move on Jerusalem destabilizes the Middle East and will not help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Zagreb named best Christmas market in Europe
Zagreb, Dec 12 (IANS) For the third year in a row, Croatia's capital Zagreb was elected as the best Christmas market in Europe, according to European Best Destinations website.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Croatia,Human Interest/Society
Egyptian president stresses necessity to preserve Jerusalem status
Cairo, Dec 12 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has stressed his country's firm stance on the necessity of preserving the legal and historical status of Jerusalem in a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy
Putin, Erdogan plan second Syrian dialogue
Ankara, Dec 12 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin said that plans were underway for a second gathering of Syrian representatives to devise a political solution to the bloody conflict in the Middle Eastern nation.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
US dollar declines against major currencies after jobs data
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) The US dollar declined against most major currencies as investors were still digesting the latest nonfarm payroll report.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Huertas gives marriage advice to Mandy Moore
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Take care of each other with love -- this is the marriage advice that American actor Jon Huertas has given to his "This is Us" co-star Mandy Moore.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US decision on Jerusalem will accelerate Israel's destruction: Iran
Tehran, Dec 12 (IANS) Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami has said US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will accelerate the Jewish state's destruction.
2017-12-12
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy
Security beefed up in Chicago following New York explosion
Chicago, Dec 12 (IANS) Chicago Police are increasing the number of patrol officers at transit hubs in response to a terrorist attack in New York on Monday, a police spokesman said.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Gigi Hadid flashes armpit hair
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Model Gigi Hadid showed off her armpit hair in skimpy gym wear for a calendar, but not all fans appreciated her 'au naturel' look.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
US stocks extend gains ahead of Fed meeting
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) US stocks rallied on Monday, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 closing at record highs, as Wall Street awaited the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting scheduled to begin Tuesday.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Quitting Twitter helps Ed Sheeran feel healthy
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran finds it healthy that he deleted his Twitter account as he now steers clear from anything sid about him.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump signs directive to send astronauts back to moon
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has signed his administration's first space policy directive, formally directing the US space agency NASA to send astronauts back to the moon and eventually Mars.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
I've always wanted kids: Ruby Rose
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Australian actress-DJ-model Ruby Rose, who is currently dating singer Jessica Origliasso, says she has always wanted children. But she doesn't think it is the right time yet to start a family.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US judge denies Trump's bid to delay transgender military recruits
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) A US federal judge on Monday ruled that the White House must accept transgender military recruits by January 1, 2018.
2017-12-12
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Don't only want to essay heroic characters: Rajniesh
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Rajniesh Duggall, who is preparing for his next film "Udanchhoo", says it's not that he just wants to play heroic characters on-screen.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bollywood, sports stars wish Virat, Anushka a happily ever after
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) From megastar Amitabh Bachchan and ace filmmaker Karan Johar to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and tennis star Sania Mirza -- a host of celebrities from the Indian film and sports world got together in wishing a happily ever after to newly weds actress Anushka Sharma and cricket hero Virat Kohli.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Sports,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Dilip Kumar cuts birthday cake
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar, who turned 95 on Monday, cut the birthday cake in the presence of his family members including wife Saira Banu and close friends.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
14% candidates in Gujarat face criminal charges: ADR
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) As many as 253 (14 per cent) candidates in the fray in Gujarat assembly polls have declared criminal cases against them, with three candidates facing charges related to murder, 17 related to attempt to murder, and four related to rape, an ADR-Gujarat Election Watch report said on Monday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hardik's rally parallel to Modi clocks 52,800 Facebook Live views
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) In an election rally in BJP bastion Ahmedabad on Monday night that fetched a record 52,800 Facebook Live views, firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel once again exhorted the people to throw out the BJP from power.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Bengaluru metro rail to connect city with airport
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) Bengaluru metro rail would connect the international airport at Devanahalli to the city to ferry thousands of air passengers daily by 2021, said a Karnataka Minister on Monday.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Modi wishes Rahul, Rahul says thanks
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) APrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his political bete noire Rahul Gandhi on his election as the new Congress President and wished him a fruitful tenure. Gandhi later thanked him.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Government prioritising homoeopathy development: Minister
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik on Monday said the central government has been prioritising the development of homoeopathy along with other traditional systems of medicine as it gained popularity throughout the country after Independence.
2017-12-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan gives up practice, citing humiliation
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Alleging humiliation, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan on Monday wrote to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra that henceforth he will not practice in the court, days after the CJI took exception to the conduct of some senior lawyers.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Eight arrested for assaulting French tourists in UP
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) A day after a group of French tourists were assaulted in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur, five more accused were arrested on Monday and sent to prison, taking to eight the total number of people arrested for the crime.
2017-12-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul's election 'murder of internal democracy' in Congress: Ali
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress leader from western Uttar Pradesh Ayub Ali, who wanted to contest the presidential election against Rahul Gandhi, on Monday called the election of Gandhi a "murder of internal democracy in Congress".
2017-12-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asia Index launches five 'size-based' indices
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Asia Index on Monday announced the launch of five "size-based" indices to measure the performance of large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap companies.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
HC asks Centre, AAP government to coordinate for safe Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre, Aam Aadmi Party government in the national capital, Delhi Police, and civic bodies to work together in the fight to curb crime against women.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NTPC Director questioned in bribery case: CBI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The CBI on Monday said it has questioned the Director (Finance) of country's largest energy conglomerate NTPC Ltd here in connection with an alleged Rs 5 lakh bribery case in which he demanded the money for his trip abroad.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Parties must discuss need for minimum sittings of Parliament: Naidu
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said political parties should sit together and discuss if the minimum number of sittings of Parliament needed to be fixed, and also recommended automatic suspension of members who rush near the presiding officer 's podium in the house.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telugu actor commits suicide, wife, 2 others booked
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Telugu actor Vijay Sai on Monday committed suicide and hours later, police booked his wife and two others for abetment to suicide.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DoPT trying to clear backlog of promotions: Minister
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Monday said that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is trying to clear the backlog of promotions accumulated for several years.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi takes dig at Rahul, says all GST issues resolved
Ahmedabad/Patan, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ridiculed the Congress for criticising his government over problems caused by the Goods and Services Tax and demonetisation and claimed these issues had been resolved.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Was wonderful to work with Virat, Anushka: Sabyasachi
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Celebrated couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the designer behind the striking ensembles and looks sported by India's star cricketer and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma for their wedding festivities, says the couple was a delight to work with.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood,Sports
IAF's online examination system for recruitment launched
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) An online examination system for the Indian Air Force was launched on Monday. The IAF is switching over to online testing from January 2018, for which online registration will start from December 15.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India's growth rate to accelerate to 7.2% in 2018, 7.4% in 2019: UN
United Nations, Dec 11 (IANS) Overcoming the slowdown from demonetisation, the growth rate of India's economy is projected to accelerate from this year's 6.7 percent to 7.2 per cent next year and 7.4 percent in 2019 making it again the world's fastest growing major economy, the UN said on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Virat, Anushka wed in Italy, begin new innings
Florence (Italy), Dec 11 (IANS) Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma -- India's most watched couples -- sealed their relationship with a wedding -- here amidst close family and friends on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Cricket,Cinema/Showbiz
Sea-plane to ferry me for first time in India: Modi
Ahmedabad, Dec 11 (IANS) "At 9.30 (a.m.) tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, a plane will land on the waters right here at the Sabarmati Riverfront and fly Narendra Modi to land on the Dharoi dam waters (in north Gujarat)," the Prime Minister announced here on Monday evening.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Challenges for Rahul: Revamping party set-up, electoral battles before 2019 polls (Profile)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi's long-delayed elevation as party chief is almost over as he was on Monday elected Congress President at a time when the party is facing an "existential crisis". His main challenge remains the revamping of party organisation, apart from electoral battles in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kannada tabloid editor sent to judicial custody
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) A court here on Monday sent, to 12 days judicial custody, Kannada tabloid editor Ravi Belagere who was arrested for allegedly hiring hitmen to kill an ex-colleague.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
It is an honour to work for Congress and country: Rahul
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi, who was on Monday elected the Congress party's President, thanked all for their support and good wishes and said "it is an honour for him to work for the party and the country".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Let PM arrest those involved in Pakistani meddling in Gujarat polls: Owaisi
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said if Prime Minister Narendra Modi sincerely believes in what he is saying about Pakistan meddling in Gujarat elections, he should order arrest of the persons involved.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Egypt, Russia ink pact for nuclear power plant in Egypt
Cairo, Dec 11 (IANS) Egypt and Russia signed on Monday an agreement to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
No child's play: Condom ads banned from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The government on Monday strictly asked TV channels not to air advertisements selling and promoting condoms because these are "indecent especially for children" and can create "unhealthy practices" among them.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
'The Shape of Water', 'Big Little Lies' lead Golden Globes nominations
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Fantasy drama "The Shape of Water" leads the nomination pack in the film section at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards with seven mentions, while "Big Little Lies" got the lion's share of six nominations in the television category.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
PCB objects to BCCI's FTP structure
Lahore, Dec 11 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday questioned the BCCI's proposed Future Tours Programme (FTP) structure for the 2019-2023 cycle, which expectedly does not feature any India-Pakistan bilateral series.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
CCMB mourns loss of Lalji Singh
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) expressed grief over the death of its former director Lalji Singh, the father of DNA fingerprinting in India.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
SC to hear plea against takeover of Unitech management by government
New Delhi, Dec. Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear, on Tuesday, a plea by real estate major Unitech challenging the proposed takeover of the management of the indebted company by the government.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
6-magnitude quake hits Iran-Iraq border
Tehran, Dec 11 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale shook the border region of Iran and Iraq on Monday evening, the Iran Seismological Centre said. No injuries were reported.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Closed bloc arrangements will not help in Asia-Pacific region: Russia
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A month after India joined the US, Japan and Australia for the first Quadrilateral dialogue on the Asia-Pacific, Russia on Monday said that a "sustainable security architecture" in the region cannot be achieved through "closed bloc" arrangements.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
I-League: Minerva beat Chennai to take top spot
Ludhiana, Dec 11 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC beat a spirited Chennai City FC 2-1 in an I-League encounter at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday to climb to the top of the points table.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Football
Twitter abuzz with congratulatory messages for Virat-Anushka
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) led congratulatory wishes for India skipper Virat Kohli, who on Monday married Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma in a private ceremony in Italy.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Cinema/Showbiz
Tripura monk elected IBC Secretary General
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Dhammapiya, a monk from Tripura, was on Monday elected the new Secretary General of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), a global forum for the preservation and development of Buddhist heritage sites in India and abroad.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Punjab CM asks opposition not to block highways during protests
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Accusing the Shiromani Akali Dal of indulging in street politics at the cost of public welfare, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday called upon all political parties to resolve not to block highways but to find alternate ways to protest.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Lalit Modi lashes out at BCCI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi took a dig at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday after the body decided to revoke the ban on the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA).
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ex-PM right in demanding Modi's apology: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is "absolutely right in demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "outrageous" allegations regarding a meeting with a Pakistani leader and a diplomat.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Candidate should not contest two seats, EC tells SC
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest from two constituencies as the court sought Attorney General K.K. Venugopal's assistance in the matter.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rajasthan state government employees begin 48-hour hunger strike
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) Representatives of the Akhil Rajasthan Rajya Karamchari Sankyukt Sangarsh Samiti started a 48-hour hunger strike from Monday at district headquarters across Rajasthan to press the demands of state employees, which include implementing recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission from January 1, 2016.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Rape convicted Dera chief deposits Rs 30 lakh fine in CBI court
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has deposited the fine of Rs 30 lakh imposed on him by a CBI special court following his conviction on two counts of rape.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Low-tech' blast in New York, Bangladeshi-origin suicide bomber held (Third Lead)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) A Bangladeshi-origin man was arrested on Monday after a "low-tech" suicide bomb he was was allegedly wearing went off injuring him and three others at the city's transportation hub at the start of the rush hour.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Automobile manufacturers to hike prices from January 2018
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Automobile companies on Monday said they will hike the prices of their vehicles effective January 1, 2018.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EU citizens' rights to be protected post Brexit, says MAY
London, Dec 11 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday assured European Union citizens living in her country that their rights would be protected in British courts after Brexit.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Delhi to get Rs 122 cr sports complex
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday approved a proposal for setting up a Rs 122 crore sports complex here with modern facilities for cricket, football, basketball, athletics, tennis and swimming.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
India's joining SCO has increased its political profile: Russian Foreign Minister
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India's accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation has not only "significantly increased the political profile and potential" of the grouping, but also the groups capacity to help stabilise the situation in Central and South Asia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov said here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
On 77th birthday, Pawar to lead anti-government march
Nagpur, Dec 11 (IANS) On his 77th birthday on Tuesday, veteran politician and NCP President Sharad Pawar will hit the streets, leading a 'Halla Bol' procession against Maharashtra's BJP-Shiv Sena government and address a rally jointly with Congress, a party official said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Virat, Anushka wed in Italy, begin new innings
Florence (Italy), Dec 11 (IANS) Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma sealed their relationship with a wedding here amidst close family and friends on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President, PM Modi congratulates him (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the country's oldest party for 19 long years.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Rate cut not likely in current fiscal with upside risks for inflation'
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) With the prevailing upside risk for inflation and given the Reserve Bank of India's stand, a rate cut is not expected in the current fiscal, according to Care Ratings' Chief Economist Madan Sabnavis.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
CBRE expects institutional investment in India's real estate
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) India's real estate sector will see inflow of institutional investment including from foreign players over next 5 to 10 years, said CBRE India and Southeast Asia Chairman Anshuman Magazine on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
BJP hits back at Congress, seeks details of meeting with Pakistan envoy
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Wading into the controversy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said instead of seeking an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should apologise for "violating" the national policy on terrorism and make public the details of what transpired at the dinner meeting at Mani Shankar Aiyar's house.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Inter Collegiate SR Champions Trophy from January
Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) The 16th Champions Trophy -- a South Indian Inter Engineering Collegiate (T-20) Cricket tournament -- will be held in Telangana from January 3 to 9.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Candidate should not contest from two seats, EC tells SC
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) If the Election Commission has its way, politicians will no more be able to contest from two seats in elections.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Virat weds Anushka in Italy
Florence (Italy), Dec 11 (IANS) Team India skipper Virat Kohli tied the knot with Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma here on Monday, watched by family members and close friends.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Cricket,Cinema/Showbiz
Parties must discuss need for minimum sittings of Parliament: Naidu
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said political parties should sit together and discuss if the minimum number of sittings of Parliament needed to be fixed.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Van falls into gorge in HP, four die
Shimla/New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Four people were killed on Monday when a van they were travelling in plunged into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh, but the CISF managed to rescue nine others, an official said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Winds, rain disrupt transport across Spain, man missing
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) A man who was swept out to sea off the Spanish island of Mallorca remained missing on Monday as an Atlantic depression dubbed Storm Ana made its way across the Iberian Peninsula, bringing with it strong winds and rain that have disrupted Spain's transport networks.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Spain,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Severe weather alert issued for northern, central Italy
Rome, Dec 11 (IANS) The Italian Civil Protection agency has warned severe weather might cause disruption in some northern and central regions, starting from Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
Kuwait announces formation of new cabinet
Kuwait City, Dec 11 (IANS) Kuwait formed a new cabinet on Monday, led by Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, after the former cabinet's resignation a few weeks ago.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
6-magnitude quake hits Iran-Iraq border
Tehran, Dec 11 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale shook the border region of Iran and Iraq on Monday evening, the Iran Seismological Centre said.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global banks undermining Paris climate goals, say reports
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) On the eve of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary, two new reports on Monday revealed how large banks and investors are actively undermining the climate goals by financing new coal-fired power plants.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Drizzles in Delhi-NCR, dip in maximum temperature likely
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The national capital saw drizzling at most places on Monday with the weather office saying the light rain showers will continue till Wednesday in the region.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
GoAir offers special fares starting at Rs 1,383
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Budget carrier GoAir on Monday announced special fares across select sectors, with tickets starting as low as Rs 1,383, inclusive of taxes.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Europa League: Arsenal face Ostersunds, Dortmund against Atalanta
Nyon (Switzerland), Dec 11 (IANS) English football club Arsenal will face Swedish side Ostersunds while German giants Borussia Dortmund will take on Italian club Atalanta B.C. in the round of 32 of the Europa League, the UEFA announced here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Three held at Imphal airport with gold worth Rs 51 lakh
Imphal/New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Three passengers were arrested on Monday at the airport in Manipur capital Imphal on the charge of smuggling after they were found to have concealed gold bars worth Rs 51 lakh in their rectums, a CISF official said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Manmohan seeks Modi's apology for 'falsehood and canards' on Congress' Pakistan link (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A "deeply pained and anguished" former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of spreading "falsehood and canards" in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat election and asked him to "apologize to the nation".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Shubhankar wins Joburg Open golf tournament
Johannesburg, Dec 11 (IANS) Shubhankar Sharma of India won the Joburg Open golf tournament in sensational style on Monday to qualify for next year's edition of the British Open.
2017-12-11
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Golf
HC notice to Centre on plea alleging over-invoicing by power firms
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and Directorate of Revenue of Intelligence (DRI) seeking an SIT probe into alleged over-invoicing of equipment and fuel imported for power plants by the electricity generating companies of Adani and Essar groups.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Blast in New York, Bangladeshi-origin man reportedly arrested
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) A bomb exploded at the start of Monday morning rush hour at the city's transportation hub and a man, said to be of Bangladeshi-origin, was arrested as a suspect, according to media reports.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian shooters shine at Asian Airgun Championship
Wako City (Japan), Dec 11 (IANS) Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker stole the limelight from an Indian perspective, winning a quota berth each for the Beunos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), on the concluding day of the Asian Airgun Championship here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Chinese firm to build battery-powered cars in Morocco
Casablanca, Dec 11 (IANS) Chinese electric-car manufacturer BYD has signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangiers to build battery-powered vehicles, that would employ 2,500 people.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Morocco,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Over 12,000 bottles of banned cough syrup seized in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Monday said it seized more than 12,000 bottles of banned cough syrup Phensedyl from a village in West Bengal.
2017-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Passenger cars sales up 4% in November
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Domestic sales of passenger cars rose by 4.49 per cent in November, as compared to the same period in 2016, industry data showed on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Only Hindi can unite India: Union Minister
Agra, Dec 11 (IANS) Hindi alone can unite India, Minister of State for HRD Satyapal Singh said here on Monday, after inaugurating an international auditorium named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Education
Government realised fiscal deficit targets: Jaitley
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The government has realised its fiscal deficit targets and is on course to achieve it for the current year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at a pre-budget consultation meet here on Monday, even as economists present at the meeting suggested lowering of the country's corporate tax rates.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ryan murder: SC rejects plea for cancelling bail to Pintos
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea for cancelling the interim bail granted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to the Pinto family in the Pradhuman Thakur murder case.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
India-Nepal connectivity projects on track: Ministry
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry on Monday said the Mechi River Bridge, part of India-Nepal connectivity projects, is on track.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Accused in Zaira molestation sent to police custody till Dec 13
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) A court here, on Monday, sent to police custody till December 13, Vikas Sachdeva, who has been accused "Dangal" film's National Award winning actress Zaira Wasim of molesting her on a flight.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sisodia bags Finest Education Minister award
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia was awarded the 'Finest Education Minister' award here on Monday by former President Pranab Mukherjee.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
This 'black box' recorder can measure surgeons' proficiency
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Scientists have developed a novel recorder similar in concept to a flight recorder on an airplane that can be used to objectively measure surgeons' proficiency in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Technology
South Koreans hope for opportunities in eastern India despite Posco episode
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) South Korea's Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra) on Monday opened its fifth office in India here as it is hoping positive on the eastern region for offering opportunities even after the country's steel maker Posco's $12 billion greenfield project in Odisha failed to see daylight.
2017-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Ensure proper lighting around toilets, public parks: LG
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday asked officials to ensure proper lighting around all toilets complexes and public parks in the city.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rains, hailstorm in Rajasthan to bring down temperature
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) Rain and hailstorm in different parts of Rajasthan are set to bring down the temperature further, the weather office said on Monday, as Jaisalmer saw a drop of 12 degrees due to rainfall.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Prof. Lalji Singh: A man of dreams, courage and commitment (Obituary)
Prof. Lalji Singh, who died after suffering a massive heart attack late on Monday night, worked single-handedly, without mincing any words, to present his vision of Indian biological sciences.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Vadra congratulates Rahul, says a proud moment for family
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra on Monday congratulated him on becoming the party chief and said it is the "dawn of a new era" and a "proud moment for all in the family".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Suspected suicide bombing bid at Manhattan bus terminal, one held
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) At least one person was injured in an explosion, said to be a suicide bombing, early on Monday at a bus terminal near the iconic Times Square in Manhattan, police said. One suspect has been taken into custody.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
RJD protests against Bihar's sand mining policy, calls for shutdown
Patna, Dec 11 (IANS) The opposition RJD on Monday protested against the sand mining policy of the Bihar government which it said had led to an over two-fold increase in the price of sand, and called for a day-long shutdown on December 18.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Modi congratulates Rahul on 'election' as Congress President
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his political bete noire Rahul Gandhi on his election as the new Congress President and wished him a fruitful tenure.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi air quality to remain very poor despite drizzle
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The air quality in the National Capital Region, which was overall "very poor" on Monday with "severe plus" in certain areas of the national capital, will not improve even after a drizzle due to high pollution, officials said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Selfie bid with elephant costs youth his life in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) An attempt to click a selfie with a wild elephant cost a youth his life, as the tusker trampled him to death near a temple in Khamar forest range of Odisha's Angul district on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Kidnapped Delhi businessman rescued, two held
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A kidnapped businessman was rescued on Monday and the abductors, including an ex-employee, arrested, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't give us sermons on democracy: Minister to Pakistan
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) After the Pakistan Foreign Office said India should stop "dragging" Islamabad into its electoral debate, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday retorted saying it should not give lessons to India on democracy as it is well known to the entire world how the neighbouring country acts against terrorism.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
'Explosion' at Manhattan bus terminal
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) There have been reports of an explosion at a bus terminal in Manhattan and the New York City Police said they were responding to it.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Istanbul nightclub attack suspects go on trial
Istanbul, Dec 11 (IANS) Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek national who shot dead 39 people at a nightclub here on the first day of this year, went on trial on Monday with 56 other suspects.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Turkey,Terrorism
Manmohan seeks Modi's apology for 'falsehood and canards' (Roundup)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A "deeply pained and anguished" former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading "falsehood and canards" in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat election and asked him to "apologize to the nation".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Fate of over 10,000 Tripura government teachers remains uncertain
Agartala/New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday deferred hearing in the case relating to 10,323 government teachers of Tripura, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following an apex court order, prolonging uncertainty regarding their fate.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
India cancel warm-up tie, opt for practice in South Africa
Johannesburg, Dec 11 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced that India's two-day warm-up match ahead of their three-Test series against the Proteas, has been cancelled.
2017-12-11
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Green becomes Asia's top golfer
Sentosa (Singapore), Dec 11 (IANS) Gavin Green made history by becoming the first Malaysian to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit after an intense 12-month battle with several of the regions best golfers.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Golf
Indian schoolgirl drowns in Australia
Adelaide, Dec 11 (IANS) An Indian schoolgirl who was in this Australian city to play football at the Pacific School Games drowned off a city beach, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Education
How NASA plans to bring back samples from Mars
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) NASA has revealed how it plans to bring back Martian samples to Earth for the first time with the help of its next rover mission to the Red Planet, Mars 2020.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chandigarh gets direct air connectivity to Bangkok
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Chandigarh on Monday got direct air connectivity to Southeast Asian region as the first flight from Bangkok to the City Beautiful landed here, followed by a return flight which took off from the international airport here.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
12 killed in Himachal road accidents
Shimla, Dec 11 (IANS) Twelve people were killed in Himachal Pradesh in two major road accidents on Monday, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why Javed Akhtar didn't write for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says he didn't write for Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" because he "thought the movies name was double meaning".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi slams Rahul for crony capitalism allegations
Patan (Gujarat), Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday came down heavily on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his relentless taunts of crony capitalism against his government, asserting that those who had not seen poverty speak in this language.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hope 'Counterfeit Kunkoo' ignites debate on marital rape: Director
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Reema Sengupta, whose short film "Counterfeit Kunkoo" will have its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, says she wants the movie to start a dialogue around "housing discrimination and marital rape".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Kharola takes charge as Air India CMD
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Senior bureaucrat Pradeep Singh Kharola on Monday took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
British Airways offers London tickets for 50% less Avios
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) British Airways on Monday said it has offered World Traveller economy class tickets to London Heathrow for 50 per cent fewer Avios.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'All The Money In The World' to release in India in January
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Ridley Scott's "All The Money In The World", in which Christopher Plummer replaced actor Kevin Spacey at the last minute following sexual harassment accusations, will release in India on January 5 next year.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Positive global cues, IT stocks lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices extended their gains for the third consecutive session on Monday as positive global cues, alongwith healthy buying in auto, IT and healthcare stocks, lifted market sentiment.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PCB bans Nasir Jamshed for one year
Lahore, Dec 11 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday banned opening batsman Nasir Jamshed for a year after finding him guilty of non-cooperation in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Government launches mobile app to ease child deliveries in peripheral areas
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) With the motto to improve labour room quality, Union Minister of State for Finance, S.P. Shukla on Monday launched LaQshya, a safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in peripheral areas.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
What is BJP's relation with Max Hospital, asks AAP
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Slammed the BJP for "opposing" cancellation of licence of Max Hospital here, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday asked what relationship does it have with the hospital.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Why did Congress take 48 hours to acknowledge meeting with Pakistan envoy: BJP
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The BJP on Monday questioned why it took the Congress over 48 hours to accept that a "hush, hush" meeting with the Pakistani envoy and a former Pakistani Minister did take place at Mani Shankar Aiyar's residence, attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Vice President Hamid Ansari and several Congress leaders.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India to host Afghanistan for first-ever Test
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India will host newly promoted Test side Afghanistan for their first-ever Test match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Delhi, Bengal, Vidarbha join Karnataka in Ranji Trophy semis
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Delhi, Bengal and Vidarbha on Monday joined Karnataka as the three other teams to enter the semi-finals of the 2017 Ranji Trophy, Indian domestic cricket's premier championship.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Centre does not aid Bengal like other states : Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of not aiding her state the way it aids the others as her government opposes its policies.
2017-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
When Rhea Sharma opted for Kangana avatar
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Rhea Sharma donned a similar look to Kangana Ranaut's in "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" for her show "Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
You will die of pollution, if you fall in Goan river, Parrikar tells activist
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) Some of Goa's rivers are so polluted, that if someone is thrown into one, he or she would die of pollution, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday told an activist opposing inclusion of Goa's major rivers in the Inland Waterways Authority of India's list.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Champions League: Real Madrid to face PSG in round of 16
Nyon (Switzerland), Dec 11 (IANS) Two-time defending champion Real Madrid will face French football giants Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 of the Champions League, UEFA announced here on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Anesthetics could affect plants too: Study
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Plants react to anesthetics similar to the way animals and humans do, finds a study suggesting that they are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future.
2017-12-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
India, Russia, China for stable Afghanistan
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India, Russia and China on Monday called for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process following the 15th Foreign Ministerial Meeting between the three countries here.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Why is Modi mum on Amit Shah's son's meteoric business growth: Rahul
Tharad (North Gujarat), Dec 11 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking if he was "scared" of BJP national president Amit Shah that he has kept mum on the meteoric rise in the turnover of his son Jay Shah's company.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
BSES Lok Adalats settle a record 5,600 power theft cases
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) In a successful exercise designed to avoid judicial delays, BSES, one of Delhi's two electricity distribution companies (discoms), has settled a record number of power theft cases with a value of around Rs 50 crore through special Lok Adalats, it announced on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
175 cases of objectionable videos, 5,935 rapes in Odisha in 3 years
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) A total of 175 women have become victims of objectionable videos going viral in the last three years in Odisha, while 5,935 rape cases have been reported during the period, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told the assembly on Monday.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the countrys oldest party for 19 long years.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sahil Khattar to launch his own channel
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) YouTube star Sahil Khattar will soon launch his own online channel, Khattarnaak, which will deal with "all things dangerous".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India, Russia, China express concern over threat of WMDs
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India, Russia and China on Monday expressed concern over the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) falling into the hands of terrorists following the 15th Foreign Ministerial Meeting between the three countries here.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Minister blames Congress for Jaipur's potholed roads, sanctions Rs 1,000 cr
Jaipur, Dec 11 (IANS) As the ruling BJP in Rajasthan completes four years on December 13, state Urban Development Minister Shrichand Kriplani has announced Rs 1,000 crore to repair Jaipur city's potholed roads. He also blamed the previous Congress regime for the plight of roads in Jaipur.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Subsidise expenditure on emergencies at private hospitals: IMA
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday urged the government to subsidise the cost of treatment in emergency cases in private hospitals and ensure a strong mechanism for reimbursements.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Movies best medium to educate children: Raveena Tandon
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon believes films can be a learning experience for children.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I am not God of football: Maradona
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona on Monday said he is not the "God of football" but a normal footballer.
2017-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Uber PREMIER service now arrives in Hyderabad, Vizag
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Ride-sharing company Uber on Monday announced the launch of its PREMIER service in Hyderabad and Vizag.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sushil to make PWL debut
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will make his Pro Wrestling League (PWL) debut in the 74 kilogram weight category when the third season of the star studded tournament begins next month.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
India, Russia, China jointly condemn terrorism
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India, Russia and China on Monday jointly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations while calling for effective implementation of existing international commitments to counter terrorism following the 15th Russia-India-China Foreign Ministerial Meeting here.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Manmohan tells Modi to apologize for 'falsehood and canards'
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading "falsehood and canards" in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat elections and asked him to "apologize to the nation".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
ACB hails BCCI's decision to host Afghanistan for maiden Test as historic
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) Reacting to the BCCI's decision to host Afghanistan for their first ever Test match against India, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Chairman Atif Mashal on Monday called it a historic moment for his country.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Israel,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Netanyahu urges European nations move embassies to Jerusalem
Brussels, Dec 11 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged European countries to follow the example set by the US and move their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thus recognising the holy city as the capital of the Jewish State.
2017-12-11
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
'Days of physical banks over, 2020 will be turning point'
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday said the days of physical banks were ending, and that banks unable to make a transition to data analytics and digital banking would die by 2020.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Congress has lost first phase of Gujarat election: Modi
Patan, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Congress has "lost" in Gujarat's first round of Assembly elections and its leaders were blaming Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) as the reason.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Two bank guards killed in militant attack in Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Two guards of Jammu and Kashmir Bank were killed on Monday when militants fired indiscriminately at a bank cash van in south Kashmir to loot the money, police said.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kharola takes charge as Air India CMD
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Senior bureaucrat Pradeep Singh Kharola on Monday took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Manmohan asks Modi to apologize for 'falsehood and canards'
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmanohan Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading "falsehood and canards" in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat elections and asked him to "apologize to the nation".
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Raj Thackeray's son Amit engaged to Mumbai fashion designer
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray's son Amit was engaged to his longtime girlfriend and fashion designer Mitali Borude at a small ceremony here on Monday afternoon.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Golf: McLeod Russel Tour Championship to start on December 21
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) : The McLeod Russel Tour Championship 2017, the PGTIs year-ending championship will kick off at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here from December 21 sans defending champion Thailand's Pariya Junhasavasdikul, who has now become a pilot.
2017-12-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Digitisation has exposed people to cyber threats: Prasad
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said though digitisation has brought in exposure to majority of the people but it has also exposed them to cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Arbaaz lauds institution for empowering girls, women
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Arbaaz Khan has lauded Kripalu Mahila Mahavidyalaya for taking the lead in providing free education to thousands of poor and destitute girls from different regions and religions.
2017-12-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education