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Fiction from the west (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Read a heart-breaking love story - one that will transcend decades, continents and the workings of fate. There's also a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott. Next up is a tale that illuminates the tensions that have torn communities apart and the unlikely forces - potent magic, forbidden love - that boldly attempt to bridge that divide. Finally, go through the story of a young boy destined to lead his countrymen -- not without any struggles, however.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
'Mary Poppins Returns' to release in India on Jan 4, 2019
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Emily Blunt's "Mary Poppins Returns" will release in India on January 4 next year.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Croatia edge past Spain 3-2
Zagreb, Nov 16 (IANS) Croatia battled to the final whistle and prevailed with a 3-2 over Spain to stay alive in the UEFA Nations League.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
'Mohalla Assi': Provocative, pungent, relevant (Movie Review)
Film: Mohalla Assi; Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi; Cast: Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan and Saurabh Shukla; Rating: ***1/2
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kumail Nanjiani enters 'The Twilight Zone'
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Pakistan-origin actor-comedian Kumail Nanjiani is crossing over into "The Twilight Zone". He will star in an episode of the Jordan Peele-led reboot.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
J&K teen abducted, killed
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after a teenager was abducted from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, his body was recovered in a village in Pulwama on Friday, police said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Delhi policeman commits suicide
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A Delhi Police Head Constable on Friday committed suicide, blaming his in-laws for insulting him by publicly thrashing him a day ago, police said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England thump US 3-0 in football friendly
London, Nov 16 (IANS) England's national football team drubbed the US 3-0 in a football friendly match played at Wembley Stadium.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Kedarnath' a genuine attempt to create harmony: Abhishek Kapoor (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Seeing a Muslim porter carrying a Hindu pilgrim on his back -- something that speaks a lot about India as a country -- left a seed in Abhishek Kapoor's heart and mind to tell a tale of "harmony" with his forthcoming Hindi film "Kedarnath".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Germany show signs of recovery, beat Russia 3-0
Berlin, Nov 16 (IANS) Germany showed signs of recovery after a horrible year and beat Russia 3-0 in a friendly match in Leipzig.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Pence warns against Chinese aggression in Indo-Pacific
Singapore, Nov 16 (IANS) In an apparent reference to China, US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called for an open Indo-Pacific region free of "imperial aggression".
2018-11-16
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Diplomacy
Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilots
Tokyo, Nov 16 (IANS) Japan Airlines announced on Friday that it would introduce a new breathalyser system at overseas airports after one of its pilots was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport for being drunk.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Japan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Citrix acquires micro app platform Sapho
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Desktop virtualisation leader Citrix on Friday announced the acquisition of Sapho, a leading micro app platform, for an undisclosed sum.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
CBI Director Verma asked to respond to CVC report on him
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) CBI Director Alok Verma was on Friday asked by the Supreme Court to respond to the Central Vigilance Commission's (CVC) inquiry report on allegations of corruption brought against him.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Enhancing employability for young Indians: Lessons for policymakers, academics (Comment)
Like many proud Indians I get upset when faced with alarming reports that point to the poor employment rate of India's college and university graduates.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Opinion/Commentary,Education
'Mowgli...' team coming to India for world premiere
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Andy Serkis along with Christian Bale and Freida Pinto will visit Mumbai for the world premiere of their film "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Google set to release new system update to 'Wear OS'
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Google is set to release a new system update called the "H Update" to its "Wear Operating System (OS)" with features like the battery saver, body efficiency and smart app resume.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Himachal sunny after snowfall, rain
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after moderate snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, capital Shimla and nearby tourist spots saw a sunny Friday although the minimum temperature at most place was close to the freezing point.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bollywood wishes DeepVeer happiness forever after
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Debuting as "Mrs & Mr" on social media newly-married couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone received wishes galore from friends and colleagues.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Under Harmanpreet Kaur's captaincy, team India have a superb opportunity (Comment)
For a country thats as cricket-crazy as India is, its amazing (read "really really unfortunate"), that the womens game, up until very recently, has got such little attention.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,Art/Culture/Books,Opinion/Commentary,IANS Life
Satellite-tagged Amur falcon killed in Manipur (Environmental Feature)
Dimapur, Nov 16 (IANS/Mongabay) Days after it was satellite-tagged and released, an Amur falcon "Manipur", eponymously named after the northeast Indian state bordering Myanmar, was allegedly shot down by unknown miscreants at a roosting site during its migratory passage through the region.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Environment/Wildlife,Features
Eva Longoria to direct '24-7'
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria Baston will make her feature directorial debut with workplace comedy "24-7".
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Missing Disney movie resurfaces after 70 years in Japan
Tokyo, Nov 16 (IANS) A 1928 Disney animation, which predates the creation of Mickey Mouse, has resurfaced in Japan, the media reported on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Japan,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Hugh Grant joins Nicole Kidman in 'The Undoing'
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Hugh Grant will star opposite actress Nicole Kidman in the upcoming series "The Undoing".
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Florida's Senate race heads to a hand recount
Miami, Nov 16 (IANS) The Florida Senate race in the US midterm elections was headed to a hand recount after a machine review of the initial vote kept Democratic Senator Bill Nelson narrowly behind his challenger, Republican Governor Rick Scott.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gehlot to contest from Sardarpura, Pilot from Tonk
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will contest the December 7 Assembly elections from his traditional Sardarpura seat while the Congress' state unit chief Sachin Pilot will contest from Tonk.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Invest in Augmented Intelligence for digital transformation: Gartner analyst
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Companies should focus on "Augmented Intelligence", digital product management, and in creating a digital twin of an organisation (DTO) for their next level of digital transformation and boost in growth, a top Gartner analyst has said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
J&K teen abducted, killed
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after a teenager was abducted from Shopian district, his body was recovered in a village in Pulwama on Friday, police said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Model, actress Kim Porter dead at 47
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Model and actress Kim Porter, who dated rapper P. Diddy for 13 years and is the mother of three of his children, is dead. She was 47.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Live happy, live with pride: Big B wishes Aaradhya on birthday
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, on his granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan's seventh birthday, penned a heart-warming message saying she should live happy and with pride.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide by Cambodia tribunal
Phnom Penh, Nov 16 (IANS) Two of the Khmer Rouges top leaders on Friday were found guilty of genocide at a tribunal here.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Cambodia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indonesia plane crash victim's family sue Boeing
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) The parents of a passenger who was onboard the Lion Air flight that crashed into the Java Sea last month killing 189 people, have sued Boeing for its alleged "unsafe design" of the 737 Max 8 aircraft.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Independent body to moderate content at Facebook
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Facebook will establish an independent body next year to oversee user appeals of content, thereby admitting that it should not take a call on free expression and safety on its own, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
IIT Kharagpur's research to boost LPG distribution
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) IIT Kharagpur researchers have devised a decision support system to help maximise the LPG connections in BPL (below poverty line) households, an official statement said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Education
Misty Friday morning in Delhi, air quality 'poor'
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 14.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Microsoft acquires conversational AI and bot development firm
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Microsoft has announced to acquire a conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) and bot development company XOXCO for an undisclosed sum.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
California wildfires toll reaches 65, 631 remain missing
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) The death toll from the destructive wildfires in California has increased to 65, while 631 people remain unaccounted for, authorities said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Global cues, healthy macro-data buoy equity indices
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Broadly positive Asian markets along with healthy macro-economic trade data and low crude oil prices buoyed the key Indian equity indices during the early morning trade session on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
J&K to remain dry till Nov 21
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir dropped on Friday with Leh being the coldest at minus 8.1, as the Met forecast a dry spell to continue till November 21.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kim Jong-un tests high-tech weapon: Pyongyang media
Seoul, Nov 16 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has inspected a test of a newly developed high-tech weapon, amid faltering nuclear disarmament negotiations with the US, Pyongyang's state media reported on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security
First snow in New York causes traffic disruption
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) New York received this year's first snowfall which led to traffic disruption, flight cancellations and travel difficulties.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Gender activist Trupti Desai stuck at Cochin airport
Kochi, Nov 16 (IANS) Gender activist Trupti Desai and six other women, who arrived here on Friday to visit the Sabarimala temple amid strong protests by Hindu activists, are stuck at the airport.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google Doodle celebrates humanity's first message into space
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) In 1974, scientists sent humankind's first, three-minute long interstellar radio message - the Arecibo Message - and 44 years later, Google on Friday celebrated the feat with a Doodle.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Cyclone Gaja crosses TN coast
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, felling several trees, damaging thatched huts and hoardings, according to the IMD.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Knits to own this winter
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With winter comes the time to opt for knits that can make you both warm and glamorous at the same time so select wisely.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cyclone Gaja crosses TN coast
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday between 12.30 a.m. and 2.30 a.m. between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
5 abducted Iranian border guards freed in Pakistan
Tehran, Nov 16 (IANS) Five of 12 Iranian border guards kidnapped last month by an Iranian militant group were freed on Thursday in Pakistan, the chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Thursday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Each baby is different: Helen Flanagan
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) "Coronation Street" actress Helen Flanagan has hit back at "negative" mum-shamers who criticised her for weaning her baby at five months.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US coalition uses phosphorus bombs in Syria: Russia
Moscow, Nov 16 (IANS) The US-led coalition in Syria has resumed intensive air strikes in the terrorist-held localities in the regions east of the Euphrates, Russia Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, quoting local Syrian residents.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
E-cigarette use among US youth becomes an 'epidemic'
Chicago, Nov 16 (IANS) Just days after the US city of Chicago took eight online retailers to court for illegally selling e-cigarettes to underage residents, federal agencies confirmed astonishing increases in nationwide youth use of e-cigarettes.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kris Jenner wants Kanye to 'share' some thoughts 'privately'
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Reality TV star Kris Jenner wishes her son-in-law Kanye West would keep some of his strong opinions to himself.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Saudi FM denies crown prince's link to Khashoggi case
Riyadh, Nov 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Thursday insisted that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "absolutely" had nothing to do with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
British PM vows to move on with her Brexit plan
London, Nov 16 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday vowed to move on with her Brexit plan on the basis of the draft agreement between London and Brussels, saying "the course I have set out is the right one".
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Trump accuses Mueller's team of 'threatening' people in Russia probe
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday accused on Twitter that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team was "threatening" people to cooperate in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jonas Blue wants to collaborate with Cheryl
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Superstar DJ Jonas Blue, who recorded a hit with Liam Payne, now wants to work with the One Direction star's former girlfriend, singer Cheryl on new material.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US sanctions 17 Saudi officials over killing of Khashoggi
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) The United States' government on Thursday sanctioned 17 Saudi Arabian officials for their alleged role in the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul early last month.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Week-long film preservation, restoration workshop kicks off in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) A week-long workshop kicked off at Kolkata International Film Festival on Thursday bringing together 58 students from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar to attend and experts from abroad.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Saudi investigation reveals Khashoggi murdered with 'overdose'
Riyadh, Nov 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecution revealed Thursday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered with "overdose" of a drug injected by a group of Saudi agents.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ICC Women's WorldT20: Indian ride spinners' show to beat Ireland and make semis (Roundup)
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 16 (IANS) India rode their spinners' good show to beat Ireland with a comfortable 52-run margin and enter the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World T20 at the Providence Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
167 against Australia gave me confidence: VVS Laxman
Hyderabad, Nov 16 (IANS) While the epic inning of 281 against Australia at Eden Gardens is what defines V.V.S. Laxman, but it is knock of 167 against the same team at Sydney which is close to the heart of the former Indian cricketer.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Mahindra rolls out electric autorickshaw in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra's arm on Thursday rolled out two variant of electric 3-wheeler autorickshaw here.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone debut as Mr & Mrs
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) The hide and seek got over as Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, after two days of wedding ceremonies in the far and dreamy Lake Como setting in Italy, unveiled their first look as a married couple to the public on Thursday, immensely pleasing their army of fans.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
UN calls for peace as famine looms in conflict-stricken Yemen
Rome, Nov 15 (IANS/AKI) The UN World Food Programme on Thursday appealed for an end to the devastating three-and-a-half-year civil war in Yemen, where a full-blown famine looms in what is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
O.P. Bhatt resigns from Yes Bank's search committee to find Kapoor's successor
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Yes Bank on Thursday said that former Chairman of State Bank of India O.P. Bhatt has resigned as an external expert of the 'Search and Selection Committee' which has been set up to find a successor to the company's MD and CEO Rana Kapoor.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Amitabh Bachchan has preserved most of his films (Lead, Correcting Para 3)
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has successfully saved the prints of most of his films, an expert said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Fitch affirms India's rating at 'BBB-'; outlook stable
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Credit rating agency Fitch on Thursday affirmed India's 'Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating' (IDR) at 'BBB-' with a stable outlook.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PKL 6: U Mumba end home leg on perfect note, hammer Tamil Thalaivas 36-22
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) U Mumba ended their home leg on a happy note after they thrashed Tamil Thalaivas 36-22 in an inter-zonal clash of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the NSCI stadium here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
IPL: KKR release Curran, Johnson ; Nagarkoti retained
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) released Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport and Javon Searles ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the next season, the franchise announced on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Bharat Electronics pays government 200% total dividend
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) paid Rs 324 crore as 200 per cent total dividend for fiscal 2017-18 to the central government, which holds 66 per cent equity shares in the state-run defence behemoth, said a senior official on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Digitising SHG-bank link can generate $4 bn banking opportunity: Nabard
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala on Thursday said digitising its self help group (SHG) bank linkage programme could generate up to $4 billion of banking opportunity.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Want to build my own legacy, says Birla son Aryaman
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Son of Kumar Mangalam Birla, among the top 10 richest Indians, 21-year-old Aryaman, who plays for Madhya Pradesh in first class cricket, on Thursday said he wants to make a name for himself on his own.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Favourites prevail on 1st day of women's boxing worlds
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Pre-tournament favourites enjoyed easy outings even as the bout between Staridsman Anja of Australia and Cordero Hernanadez of Columbia in the lightweight category turned out to be the best on the opening day of the AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
ICC Women's WorldT20: Mithali half-ton lifts India to 145/6 vs Ireland
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 15 (IANS) Former skipper Mithali Raj once again came to India's rescue with a fluent half century to help the women-in-blue post a below-par 145/6 against Ireland in their third match of the ICC Women's World T20 at the Providence Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
No Muslim among 162 BJP candidates in Rajasthan: Is party back to Hindutva?
Jaipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Of the 162 BJP candidates, announced so far in two instalments for the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly polling for which is due on December 7, one absence the observers have marked is of any Muslim candidate, strengthening the perception that the party is playing the Hindutva card.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
ABVP suspends DUSU head; CYSS calls it conspiracy
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The AAP students' wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) on Thursday alleged that the ABVP already knew about Ankiv Baisoya's fake degree and that his suspension was a "planned conspiracy".
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
India's exports up 18% in October
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports grew by 17.86 per cent in October on a year-on-year basis, official data showed on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP Lok Sabha member from Ladakh quits party
Srinagar, Nov 15 (IANS) Thupstan Chhewang, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Ladakh constituency, resigned from the party on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Cyclone Gaja set to cross TN coast near Nagapattinam
Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) The severe cyclonic storm Gaja, which lay centred about 126 km east of Karaikal in Puducherry, is expected to cross the Tamil Nadu coast near Nagapattinam on Thursday night, Indian Meteoroligcal Department (IMD) said.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jet Airways refutes reports of merger with Tata SIA Airlines
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Dismissing the recent reports of a likely merger with Tata SIA Airlines, Jet Airways on Thursday said the news is "purely speculative" and that there were no such discussion in the company's Board.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Quad discusses cooperation in Indo-Pacific, regional issues
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Officials of the quad, revived last year comprising India, the US, Japan, and Australia that seeks to work for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, met in Singapore on Thursday on the sidelines of this year's East Asia Summit.
2018-11-15
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
HC directs Meghalaya Police to ensure security to injured women activists
Shillong, Nov 15 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court on Thursday directed the Director General of Police R. Chandranathan to provide security to frontline women rights activist Agnes Kharshiing and her aide Amita Sangma who were brutally attacked recently.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Sunrisers retain Warner; release stumper Saha
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday retained banned Australian opener David Warner for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) while releasing India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha ahead of the player auction for the 2019 IPL, next month.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
SC issues directions to 8 HCs, state governments on appointment of judges
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a series of directions to eight high courts and state governments on the appointment of judges to the vacant positions in the subordinate judiciary, including infrastructure and court staff in a time-bound manner.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India, US, Japan, Australia discuss cooperation in Indo-Pacific
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Officials of the quad, revived last year comprising India, the US, Japan, and Australia that seeks to work for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, met in Singapore on Thursday on the sidelines of this year's East Asia Summit.
2018-11-15
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
BJP expels 53 leaders for indiscipline, anti-party activities
Bhopal, Nov 15 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday expelled 53 rebel party leaders, including former Union minisrter Sartaj Singh, ex-minister Ramkrishna Kusmaria, for anti-party activities and indiscipline.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India, Morocco sign three key agreements
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India and Morocco signed three major agreements, including in the areas of legal and judicial cooperation and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, during the course of Moroccan Minister of Justice Mohamed Auajjar's ongoing visit to India.
2018-11-15
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Ranji Roundup: Jadeja show helps Saurashtra beat Railways
Rajkot, Nov 15 (IANS) India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja helped Saurashtra beat the Railways on the final day of Round 2 of the Ranji Trophy at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
PKL 6: Pardeep guides Patna to 38-35 win over Delhi
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Skipper Pardeep Narwal's stunning performance helped defending champions Patna Pirates pip Dabang Delhi 38-35 in an inter-zonal clash of the sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Civil society forums to campaign against hunger, starvation in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) A civil society network on Thursday claimed that starvation was a major problem in West Bengal and said several people's organisations would join hands to start a movement on the issue.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Infosys names insider Jayesh Sanghrajka as interim CFO
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Thursday appointed its executive Vice-President Jayesh Sanghrajka as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from Saturday in place of outgoing CFO M.D. Ranganath.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Kenya looks for Indian investments on strategic areas
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) In a bid to boost jobs creation and achieve food security along with providing homes and low cost healthcare, Kenya is keen on Indian investments in the four strategic areas of manufacturing, agriculture, housing, healthcare sector, an envoy said here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Koregaon-Bhima chargesheet: Activists conspired to kill PM, topple government
Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 15 (IANS) The Pune Police filed its first chargesheet against 10 prime accused in the Koregaon-Bhima caste riots case of January 1 2018, charging them, among others, with conspiring to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi and overthrow the democratically elected government with violent means.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opposition prime ministerial candidate to be decided after elections: Yechury
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday said the issue of the Prime Minister among the non-BJP parties would be decided after the general election.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SIAM to organise 2nd edition of Indo-Bangla Automotive Show in Dhaka
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Thursday said it will jointly organise the second edition of the Indo-Bangla Automotive Show with Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) in Dhaka.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Classic Legends launches 'Jawa' bikes starting Rs 1.55 lakh
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) In a bid to revive the Jawa brand of motorcycles in India, Classic Legends, a subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra, on Thursday launched two bikes "Jawa" and "Jawa Forty Two".
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Can't compel armed forces to buy from Indian firm: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Amid allegations of corruption in Rafale fighter jet deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday that she cannot compel the armed forces to buy equipment from any specific Indian company.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Government is not eyeing RBI's surplus reserves: Gurumurthy
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Calling the government's standoff with the RBI a part of India's thinking ecosystem which depends on American ideas, RBI board member S. Gurumurthy on Thursday said the government was not asking for the central bank's surplus reserves but only wanted formulation of a policy as to how much reserves it must have.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Section 144 imposed to foil anti-Citizenship Bill rally
Guwahati, Nov 15 (IANS) With thousands protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill expected to descend on Guwahati on Friday, authorities slapped prohibitory orders banning the assembly of four or more people in and Assam's main city.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
IPL: RCB retains 13 players; releases few big guns
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday released big guns in former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, all-rounders Corey Anderson and Chris Woakes while welcoming another all-rounder Marcus Stoinis ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction next month.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Minister, private agency spar over cleanliness of Goa beaches
Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar accused a private beach management agency of discontinuing its beach cleaning services when the tourism season is just about gathering steam.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
We will not initiate sledging but will retaliate, says Kohli
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Any series between India and Australia over the past few years has been full of sledging wars and it seems the tradition will continue this time again when the Virat Kohli-led side visit down under for a long tour this winter.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Meghalaya minister's bodyguard arrested for assaulting Bhutanese national
Shillong, Nov 15 (IANS) The bodyguard of Meghalaya's Social Welfare Minister and his two friends were arrested on Thursday after he assaulted a Bhutanese truck driver and his aide in West Jaintia Hills district.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone debut as Mr & Mrs
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) The hide and seek is over. Bollywood's much-loved couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, after two days of wedding ceremonies in the far and dreamy Lake Como setting in Italy, unveiled their first look as a married couple to the public on Thursday, immensely pleasing their army of fans.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amitabh Bachchan has preserved most of his films
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has successfully saved the prints of most of his films, an expert said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Ashley Lobo's company collaborates with Polish dance group
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Choreographer Ashley Lobo's dance company Navdhara India Dance Theatre (NIDT) has collaborated with Poland-based Zawirowania Dance Theatre for their contemporary piece titled 'The Crossing.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
IPL: Daredevils pin hopes on young guns; release Gambhir, Shami
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Making their intentions clear ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction next month, Delhi Daredevils on Thursday retained a young side comprising the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant while releasing big names like Gautam Gambhir, Glenn Maxwell and pacer Mohammed Shami.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Government to pay 50% salary of 14 weeks to women on maternity leave
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Taking note of several reports which indicated a decrease in the recruitment of women workers owing to an increase in maternity leaves, the government has decided to pay 50 per cent of the salary of 14 weeks to women on maternity leave.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
I-League: Plaza hattrick helps Churchill beat Lajong 4-2
Vasco, Nov 15 (IANS) Churchill Brothers registered their first win of the I-League season with the help of a Willis Plaza hattrick as they beat Shillong Lajong 4-2 at the Tilak Maidan here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Infosys names insider Jayesh Sanghrajka as interim CFO
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Thursday appointed its executive Vice-President Jayesh Sanghrajka as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from Saturday in place of outgoing CFO M.D. Ranganath.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
US cannot afford truculent child president: John Kerry
London, Nov 15 (IANS) US former Secretary of State Joh Kerry tore into President Donald Trump on Thursday for skipping a visit to a military cemetery in France, calling him a "truculent child".
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
UN body urges peace in Yemen, readies emergency supplies
Rome, Nov 15 (IANS) The Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) urged the international community on Thursday to end the conflict in Yemen as the humanitarian agency planned a major scale-up of its food aid assistance for the war-torn nation.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Imran Khan orders inquiry into police officer's murder
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday ordered an immediate inquiry into the murder of a police officer who was allegedly kidnapped in Islamabad and was later killed in Afghanistan.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
BJP will not gain sympathy from Parrikar's illness: Regional party
Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) The BJP will not be able to gain any sympathy from Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's illness in the yet to be announced by-elections necessitated by the resignation of two Congress legislators who joined the BJP last month.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Will develop drainage systems, roads in unauthorised colonies: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the AAP government will construct roads, sewer, stormwater drains, and water pipelines simultaneously across all unauthorised colonies in the national capital.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Khashoggi killing: Saudis seek death penalty for 5
Riyadh/Ankara, Nov 15 (IANS) Saudi prosecutors said on Thursday that they have pleaded for the death penalty for five people who they say were involved in murdering Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the country's consulate building in Istanbul in early October.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
IPL: Yuvraj shown the door by Kings XI Punjab
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab on Thursday parted ways with local boy and India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh along with eight other players that include Australia's limited overs skipper Aaron Finch, ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction next month.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hot bath may improve inflammation, metabolism: Study
London, Nov 15 (IANS) If you are unable to exercise, a hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels, particularly in overweight men, suggests a new study.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Delhi-NCR air quality improves to 'poor'
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital and areas around it markedly improved on Thursday from "very poor" to "poor" category as pollutants got washed away due to sporadic rains and unexpected good surface winds.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi Police told to develop online portal to get public grievances
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Delhi's Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday asked Delhi Police to set up its own online portal for receiving and monitoring public grievances.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court reserves order on sentence against two convicts in 1984 riots case
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A local court on Thursday reserved its order on quantum of sentence against two men held guilty of murder in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Watchman sold out, Congress sharpens Rafale attack against Modi (Lead correcting intro)
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday raised its Rafale 'scam' pitch, accusing Prime Minister Modi of sabotaging country's interest for the sake of his cronies and alleging he fixed a higher benchmark price for the French fighter jets.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
North-East Youth Festival begins in Tripura
Agartala, Nov 15 (IANS) Around 660 youths from eight northeastern states took part in the 6th North-East Youth Festival, inaugurated here on Thursday by Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Watchman sold out', Congress sharpens Rafale attack against Modi
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday raised its Rafale 'scam' pich, accusing Prime Minister Modi of sabotaging country's interest for the sake of his cronies and alleging he fixed a higher benchmark price for the French fighter jets.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
French PM warns of 'no-deal' Brexit risk
Paris, Nov 15 (IANS) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Thursday cast doubt on the possibility to ratify a draft Brexit deal after a series of resignations by ministers made hard for British Prime Minister Theresa May to sell the divorce accord with the EU.
2018-11-15
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
English racer Chadwick sets the pace in MRF Challenge
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) Jamie Chadwick, the only female driver on the 12-car grid, put the marker down for the first round of the MRF Challenge championship by topping both the free practice sessions at the Dubai Autodrome here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Motorsports
Children from Nagaland meet UP Governor
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) Twenty-two children from Nagaland, on a tour organised by the Indian Army, called on Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Mercury to drop slightly in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Following sporadic rain over the national capital and areas around it, the mercury is set to drop by two to three degrees in the coming days, predicts Met.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Two criminals held, 3 pistols found
Ghaziabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Two criminals have been arrested in Ghaziabad and three pistols have been seized from them, police said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC asks government to maintain status quo on Herald House
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) In a relief to the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), the Delhi High Court in an interim direction on Thursday said status quo should be maintained until November 22 at the Herald House from where the National Herald newspaper is published.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
India fifty years apart: Photographs by US Ambassador, father on view
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) When American architect Howard J. Juster visited and photographed India in 1966, he never thought that 51 years later, his son Kenneth I. Juster would photograph it too, as the US envoy to India.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Huge amount of water dragged into Earth's interior: Study
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) The Earth is dragging about three times more sea water than previously estimated, according to a seismic study, with major implications for the global water cycle.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
VP confers Jamnalal Bajaj Awards on 4 prominent Gandhians
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday gave away the 41st Jamnalal Bajaj Awards to four prominent Gandhians in the field of humanitarian and social work.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Indonesian shuttlers perform well at Hong Kong Open
Jakarta, Nov 15 (IANS) One Indonesian shuttler went through to the quarterfinal of the Hong Kong Open badminton tournament and two women's doubles pairs also won their second round matches on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Badminton
Development can benefit few but leave out many: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Warning about the dangers of development benefiting a few while leaving out many others, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said there is a need to design a system where beneficiaries of high growth rate can be more inclusive.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hong Kong Open: Srikanth in quarters, Sindhu bows out
Kowloon (Hong Kong), Nov 15 (IANS) Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated his compatriot H.S Prannoy in an all-Indian men's singles clash to enter the quarter-finals while P.V. Sindhu lost the women's singles tie to crash out of the Hong Kong open tournament on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
Singapore hands over Asean presidency to Thailand
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) Singapores Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong handed over the presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-ocha at the conclusion of an annual summit on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
No liquidity crisis in NBFC sector: SBI Chairman
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Amid the ongoing tussle between the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on liquidity issue, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Thursday said there was no liquidity crunch for the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs).
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Healthy fund inflow, cheaper oil lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Healthy foreign fund inflows along with low crude oil prices and a strengthened rupee guided the key Indian equity indices to close Thursday's trade session on a positive note.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Man City defender out with injury until end of 2018
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Manchester City's French international defender Benjamin Mendy faces another spell on the sidelines following an operation on his left knee.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Intel opens new chip design facility in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Global chip maker Intel Corp on Thursday opened its new design centre in this tech hub for innovations in disruptive technologies.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
New Samsung Data Center SSD line-up now in India
Gurugram, Nov 15 (IANS) Samsung India on Thursday introduced Samsung Data Center solid-state drive (SSD) line-up for Small and Medium Business (SMBs) in the country.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Thapar engineering college confers degrees on 1,976 students
Patiala, Nov 15 (IANS) A total of 1,976 students received degrees at the 32nd convocation of the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Direct flight between Allahabad-Bengaluru launched
Allahabad, Nov 15 (IANS) A direct flight between Allahabad and Bengaluru began on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Bangladesh court grants bail to jailed photographer
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) A Bangladeshi court on Thursday granted bail to veteran photojournalist Shahidul Alam, who was arrested in August on charges of spreading anti-government propaganda.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
CPI-M demands SC-monitored SIT probe into Rafale deal
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Stepping up the attack on the Modi government over the Rafale fighter jet deal with France, the CPI-M on Thursday alleged "mega corruption" in the acquisition and demanded a Supreme Court- monitored SIT probe.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
IPL: Rajasthan Royals retain Steve Smith; release Unadkat
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals on Thursday retained banned former Australian skipper Steve Smith while releasing their costliest buy last season -- pacer Jaydev Unadkat, along with Aussie opener D'Arcy Short, fast-medium bowler Ben Laughlin and South African wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen, ahead of the 2019 IPL auctions next month.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Sri Lankan lawmakers fight in Parliament amid crisis
Colombo, Nov 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan lawmakers scuffled in Parliament on Thursday, a day after a no-confidence motion was passed against now disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, in the latest escalation of the political crisis that has left the country without an agreed Prime Minister or Cabinet.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald': Immersive, but shallow (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
Film: "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"; Director: David Yates; Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Jude Law and Johnny Depp; Rating: **1/2
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Manali, Kufri get season's first snowfall; tourists happy
Shimla, Nov 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's tourist resort Manali and Shimla's nearby tourist destinations Kufri and Narkanda were on Thursday enveloped by a blanket of snow, giving the resort and its neighbouring areas a picturesque look.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bangladesh suspends repatriation of Rohingya refugees
Dhaka/Naypyidaw, Nov 15 (IANS) Bangladesh on Thursday suspended the first planned phase of repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, officials said, citing a lack of volunteers.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
'Pihu': Engrossing but tedious (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Pihu"; Director: Vinod Kapri; Cast: Myra Vishwakarma, Rating **
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
India's exports up 18% in October
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India's merchandise exports grew by 17.86 per cent in October on a year-on-year basis, official data showed on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Mohalla Assi': Astutely mounted but verbose and clunky (IANS Review, Rating: **)
Film: "Mohalla Assi"; Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi; Cast: Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan, Saurabh Shukla, Mukesh Tiwari, Rajendra Gupta, Mithilesh Chaturvedi and Seema Azmi; Rating: **
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
4 eunuchs held for dancing naked on Signature Bridge
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Four eunuchs were arrested here on Thursday for dancing naked on the Signature Bridge.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Migraines that affect vision may increase irregular heartbeat risk
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of irregular heartbeat, and as a result stroke, say researchers including one of an Indian-origin.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Jharkhand declared ODF on 18th foundation day
Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) Jharkhand was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on its Statehood Day on Thursday and seven districts were announced to be fully electrified.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Amber Heard exercised for five hours every day for 'Aquaman' role
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) Actress Amber Heard had to work out five hours every day for six months to prepare for her role as Mera, the daughter of King Nereus in the forthcoming film "Aquaman".
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dalmia Bharat moves SC against NCALT nod to Ultratech bid for Binani Cement
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on November 19 a plea of Dalmia Bharat group-owned Rajputana Properties Private Ltd (RPPL) challenging the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) giving its nod to UltraTech's bid for the debt-ridden Binani Cement.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
BSES gears up to meet Delhi's winter power demand
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Peak power demand in Delhi this winter is expected to go up to 4,800 MW and the two BSES discoms in the national capital are gearing up to ensure that adequate electricity is available in this period, the company said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
All-party meet fails to end Sabarimala deadlock
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) An all-party meeting called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday ahead of the Sabarimala pilgrimage season starting on Friday failed to end the temple row, with the Congress-led UDF and the BJP walking out.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Kajol, Ajay to go on 'Koffee' date with KJo
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood couple Kajol and Ajay Devgn will be joining filmmaker Karan Johar for a conversation on his popular chat show "Koffee with Karan".
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
LFW Summer/Resort 2019 to begin on January 30
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) The upcoming Summer/Resort 2019 edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) will be held from January 30 to February 3, 2019.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Content is the new entertainment: Rajkummar Rao
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao, who has delivered some path-breaking performances since his Bollywood debut, says content is the new entertainment -- whether it is through the web, films or audio -- and that he is glad to be part of such a welcome change.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Woman completes last rites of her mother-in-law
Jaipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Breaking all barriers of society, a daughter-in-law in Beawar in Ajmer recently carried her mother-in-law's body for her last rites, in keeping with her last wish.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
China, India pledge to step up military exchanges
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) India and China have agreed to step up more military exchanges and interactions at defence talks held here.
2018-11-15
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Is emotional intelligence new criteria for hiring?
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Besides cognitive skills and personality, assessing a candidates' level of emotional intelligence is equally important for a job interview, suggests a new study.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
Duty hikes, weak rupee to push up smartphone prices in India: IDC
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The weak rupee and rising input costs are going to force smartphone vendors raise prices of their devices in India in the coming months, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi sabotaging nation's interest to favour crony capitalist friends: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of sabotaging country's interest to favour his "crony capitalist friends" and claimed the agreement to purchase the 36 French Rafale jets from France was in violation of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP).
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
East Asia Summit: India for enhanced multilateral cooperation (Roundup)
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for enhanced multilateral cooperation while reiterating India's vision of an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region during the 13th East Asia Summit here.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
NFAI to celebrate birth centenary of P.L. Deshpande
Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 15 (IANS) The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) will organise a special film festival and poster exhibition to mark the birth centenary of the legendary multi-faceted Maharashtrian artiste, the late Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, an official said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Sarah Silverman insecure about her age
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) Actress Sarah Silverman, 47, says she is insecure about grappling with her age.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British ministers quit over draft Brexit agreement
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and another senior UK minister resigned on Thursday, just hours after Prime Minister Theresa May secured her Cabinet's backing on a draft EU withdrawal deal following lengthy and tense meetings with her government.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Delhi okays fitness tests for autorickshaws at all 13 offices
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) To ease the load on the Transport Authority licensing centre at Burari, the Delhi government has permitted fitness of autorickshaw at all 13 zonal offices of the authority in the city, an official said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
ABVP suspends DUSU head over fake degree
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The ABVP on Thursday suspended Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) President Ankiv Baisoya from its membership, pending the inquiry against him on charges of submitting a fake degree to get admission in Delhi University.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Madhuri set to pay tribute to Sridevi
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit Nene will take Bollywood fans on a nostalgic trip as she pays tribute to her contemporary of the 1980s, the late Sridevi, at the third edition of Lux Golden Rose Awards.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
It never felt like work with Big B: Shoojit Sircar
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who has collaborated with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in several films and commercials, says the actor makes the atmosphere so relaxed and friendly that it hardly feels like work.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cyrus Sahukar happy to see small screen opening up for LGBTQ
New Delhi. Nov 15 (IANS) Host-actor Cyrus Sahukar says the representation of the LGBTQ community is slowly evolving on the small screen.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz
GEEC to venture into shale gas exploration at its Raniganj block
New Delhi/Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Great Eastern Energy Corporation (GEEC), leading Indian coal-bed methane (CBM) gas producing company, is planning to explore shale gas exploitation at its Raniganj (South) block in West Bengal, an official said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Rahul targets Modi over Rafale: "Watchman sold out"
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioning if the pact to buy 36 Rafale jets from France was at all a government-to-government deal.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Chopping, changing over now: Shastri on World Cup squad
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) As India prepares for the challenging tour to Australia, that includes four Tests, three ODIs and as many T20Is, head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday said the time for "chopping and changing" in the ODI format is over and the team management will work on picking the top 15 for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales next year.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Skybox wants to strengthen channel partnership in India
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) California-based global cybersecurity firm Skybox Security on Thursday said its CEO and Founder Gidi Cohen is in India to strengthen channel partnership and customer relationship in the Asia-Pacific region.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP's cronyism drove economy to its lowest point: CPI-M
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Accusing the Modi government of mismanaging the economy, the CPI-M on Thursday said that corruption and institutionalization of cronyism under the government had driven the Indian economy to hit its lowest point.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IKEA to turn pollution-causing rice straws into products in India
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) In a bid to reduce global air pollution, Swedish home furnishing company IKEA on Thursday announced its plan to turn rice straws into a new renewable material source for its products.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
OYO Hotels names Aditya Ghosh as South Asia CEO
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) OYO Hotels on Thursday announced the appointment of Aditya Ghosh, who headed the budget carrier IndiGo as its President until July, as the company's CEO for India and South Asia, with effect from December 1.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
209 candidates to contest Mizoram Assembly polls
Aizawl, Nov 15 (IANS) A total of 209 candidates, 67 higher than in 2013, are contesting the November 28 Mizoram Assembly polls, officials said here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Healthians to hire 1,500 phlebotomists, lab technicians by 2019
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) In a bid to expand business geography, home diagnostic service provider Healthians on Thursday announced that it is set to hire 1,500 employees in the next 12 months.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Indian jailed for killing woman in Singapore road crash
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) A 48-year-old Indian national has been sentenced to 10 months in jail and banned from driving for eight years for killing an elderly woman in a fatal accident while he was drunk.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Singapore,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Mamata announces new university for Matua community in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the foundation of a new university for the Matua community here.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Remo offers song to Dharmesh in his next film (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) National Award-winning choreographer and filmmaker Remo D'souza has offered dancer Dharmesh Yelande a chance to choreograph a song for his upcoming dance based movie, tentatively titled as "ABCD 3".
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Himachal Startup aims to make youth job-providers: Thakur
Shimla, Nov 15 (IANS) Himachal Startup is poised to turn the educated youth from job-seekers to job-providers and to give support to the 'start-ups' and 'innovation projects,' Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Khashoggi killing: Saudis seek death penalty for 5
Riyadh, Nov 15 (IANS) Saudi prosecutors said on Thursday that they have requested the death penalty for five people who they say were involved in murdering Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Concert postponement an attack on freedom of expression: T.M. Krishna
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A major storm brewed on Thursday following the postponement of a concert by noted Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna sponsored by the Airports Authority of India here on Saturday following vicious trolling of the artist by rightwing elements on social media.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Alert in Punjab after terrorists 'sneak in'
Chandigarh, Nov 15 (IANS) The counter intelligence wing of Punjab Police on Thursday put the state on high alert about the presence of at least half-a-dozen terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in the state and said they could be moving towards the national capital.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian, Norwegian firms sign safety, risk management deal
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) UPL, a leading India-headquartered crop protection products company, and Gexcon AS, a Norway-based global leader in safety and risk management, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on innovation management in process safety.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Facebook denies it knew of Russian activity as early as spring of 2016
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday denied The New York Times report that suggested that the social network was aware of a Russian campaign designed to influence the 2016 US presidential election as early as spring of 2016.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
IPL: Cummins, Mustafizur, Duminy released by Mumbai Indians
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Australia quick Pat Cummins and star Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman are among the 10 players, released by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2019 player auction next month.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
We disagree with Apple but Android use purely on merit: Facebook
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) Dismissing a media report that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered his management team to use only Android phones after his tiff with Apple CEO Tim Cook, the social media network on Thursday said the decision to use Android is because it is the most popular operating system in the world.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Weightlifting less than an hour a week may cut stroke risk
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) Indulging in weightlifting for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 per cent, suggests a new study.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Boy Erased': Heart-rending sans melodrama (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Boy Erased"; Director: Joel Edgerton; Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, Britton Sear, Joe Alwyn, Flea and Cherry Jones; Rating: ***
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Odisha launches Biotechnology Policy 2018
Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) Odisha on Thursday launched a Biotechnology Policy 2018 with the aim of providing attractive incentives to stakeholders to invest in the state.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Rahul has Modiphobia: Amit Shah
Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 15 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday took a dig at his Congress counterpart, saying Rahul Gandhi was "afflicted with Modiphobia" and that is why he chants "Modi-Modi".
2018-11-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Rajnath jibes at Afridi's remark
Raipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday made light of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi's comment on Kashmir, saying "what he said is right".
2018-11-15
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Sports
Why music is used as a potential sleep aid?
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Besides its potential to help reduce anxiety as well as the negative effects of physical pain, a new study suggests that music might serve as a cheap, non-pharmaceutical sleep aid for people facing difficulty in getting proper sleep.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
All-party meet fails to end Sabarimala deadlock
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) An all-party meeting called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday to discuss the upcoming Sabarimala pilgrimage season after the Supreme Court declined to stay its order allowing all women to pray at the temple ended with the Congress-led UDF and the BJP walking out.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Big B pens letter to Neena Gupta after watching 'Badhaai Ho'
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan wrote a personalised note to veteran actress Neena Gupta after watching her latest entertainer "Badhaai Ho" as he was highly impressed by her performance in the film.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Idris Elba's daughter named Golden Globe ambassador
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) Isan Elba, daughter of Hollywood star Idris Elba, has been named this year's Golden Globe Ambassador.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'The Killing Fields' director Roland Joffe to base next film in Darjeeling
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Twice Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffe will return to India for his next film -- his third venture in the country -- in spring. This time, he will be shooting in the idyllic hills of Darjeeling.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National
Bolt could call it day in football by end of month
Melbourne, Nov 15 (IANS) Star sprinter Usain Bolt will give himself until the end of November to take a call on whether to continue pursuing a career in professional football or not.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Football films to be screened at IFFI collateral event
Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Films celebrating football in six different languages will be a part of the upcoming Serendipity Arts Festival 2018, which will get underway along with the International Film Festival of India on November 22, organisers said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Sensex up 118 points, Nifty ends at 10,616
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues along with recovery in the domestic currency helped the key Indian equity indices to end with gains on Thursday as the BSE Sensex closed 118 points higher and the Nifty ending at 10,616.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India reiterates vision of open Indo-Pacific region
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reiterated India's vision of an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region during the 13th East Asia Summit here.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Singapore,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Delhi designer murdered, 3 held
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A fashion designer and her help were stabbed to death in a south Delhi farmhouse, police said on Thursday, adding that the three suspects who have been detained went to a police station to confess their crime.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brexit Secretary resigns over EU agreement
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned on Thursday saying he "cannot in good conscience support" the UK's draft Brexit agreement with the European Union (EU).
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Naxalism will end in next three-five years: Rajnath
Raipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday expressed confidence over eliminating naxalism in the coming three-five years and asked Maoists to join the mainstream by surrendering under the rehabilitation policy for them.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Terrorism
Italy defies Brussels over spending plans
Rome, Nov 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy's populist government has refused to revised its free-spending budget plans as demanded by the EU Commission, saying it will stick to a target deficit of 2.4 per cent - triple the previous administration's - and a growth forecast of 1.5 per cent.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Business/Economy
Chennai take on bottom-placed Aizawl in bid to extend lead (Preview)
Aizawl, Nov 15 (IANS) After a confidence-boosting victory against East Bengal, Chennai City FC will look to extend their lead and stay at the top with a win against a subdued Aizawl FC in the 12th I-League football meet here on Saturday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Football
Second Trump-Kim summit in 2019: Pence
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday confirmed that a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would take place next year.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Diplomacy
Haryana Governor gives sanction to prosecute Hooda in AJL case
Chandigarh, Nov 15 (IANS) Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya on Thursday approved prosecution of Congress leader and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) case on illegal re-allotment of land to the promoters of The National Herald newspaper.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
VAR to be used at Asian Cup football meet
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 15 (IANS) The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be used at next year's Asian Cup from the quarterfinal stage, it was announced here after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) decided to approve it.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Palmeiras move closer to Brazilian Serie A title
Sao Paulo, Nov 15 (IANS) Former Brazil international midfielder Felipe Melo struck a superb second-half goal as Palmeiras extended their lead at the top of the Brazilian Serie A standings with a 3-0 victory over Fluminense.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Shuttler Srikanth in Hong Kong Open quarters
Kowloon (Hong Kong), Nov 15 (IANS) Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated his compatriot H.S Prannoy in an all-Indian men's singles clash to enter the quarter-final of the Hong Kong open tournament here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
Paytm rolls out women exclusive 'Social Community Platform'
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Paytm's domestic parent company One97 Communications on Thursday introduced a "Social Community Platform" exclusively for women as an interactive social feed, in partnership with an online womens community -- "Sheroes".
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian student dies of flu in Dubai
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) A 17-year-old Indian girl studying in a Dubai school has died after contracting flu, making it the second such death in two weeks, authorities said.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Education,Health/Medicine
Instagram's new feature to track users' time spent on the app
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is now rolling out its own "Your Activity" feature that would track how much time users spend on the app.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
EU leaders to discuss UK draft Brexit deal
Brussels, Nov 15 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will hold an extraordinary leaders' summit on Brexit on November 25, President of the European Commission Donald Tusk said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Pa. Ranjith excited to tell Birsa Munda's story
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) "Kabali" director Pa. Ranjith is excited to trace the life of freedom fighter Birsa Munda on the big screen and says the film will appeal to Indian as well as international audiences.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MeToo: Maneka writes to Rathore on AIR sexual harassment cases
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has asked the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to probe the sexual harassment cases from the All India Radio (AIR) stations across the country.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Monkeys kill woman in Agra
Agra, Nov 15 (IANS) A 59-year-old woman died in the outskirts of Agra city after she was attacked by a group of monkeys, police said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Migrants can only arrive by plane: Italy
Rome, Nov 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy will only allow refugees and asylum seekers to enter Italy by plane, not on human trafficking boats, Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has said.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
How to tackle pre-wedding blues
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) As most brides-to-be aspire for a fairytale wedding, they often neglect the stress and anxiety that comes along with it. Don't get too consumed and do take care of your mental health, experts suggest.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Bohemian Rhapsody': A sugar-coated memento (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Bohemian Rhapsody"; Director: Bryan Singer; Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander and Mike Myers; Rating: ***
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Lakhs of towels, bedhseets missing from AC coaches - passengers are suspects
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Affluent AC passengers are the prime suspects as over 21 lakh towels, bedsheets, blankets and other items went missing from air-conditioned coaches during 2017-18 an official said.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held with AKs were militant associates
Jammu, Nov 15 (IANS) Police said on Thursday that two persons arrested a day ago in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district were tasked to ferry weapons for militants.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
10 lifts zoom tourists to Statue of Unity viewing gallery
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) The Mumbai-based vertical transport solutions provider Otis India has installed 10 large lifts to zoom tourists onto the viewing gallery of the Statue of Unity, inaugurated recently in Gujarat, an official said here on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
GSAT-29 communication satellite orbit raised
Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) India's latest communication satellite GSAT-29's orbit was successfully raised on Thursday by firing its motors for 4,875 seconds, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2018-11-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Pezzella to miss Argentina football friendlies
Buenos Aires, Nov 15 (IANS) Argentina centre-back German Pezzella has been ruled out of the Albiceleste's upcoming friendlies against Mexico with a leg injury.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
I often wonder if I'll be employed again: Eddie Redmayne (IANS Interview)
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) Eddie Redmayne is having a successful run in Hollywood, but there are days when he wonders if he will get employed again. The Oscar-winning actor says he still remembers all the rejections that he faced and that is what keeps him grounded.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Sensex gains 230 points, Nifty above 10,600
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues and a recovery in the domestic currency pushed the key equity indices in the green as Sensex gained over 225 points and Nifty traded above the 10,600 mark during the afternoon session of the trade on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India reaffirms maritime cooperation with Asean
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reaffirmed India's cooperation in the maritime domain during a India-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Breakfast Summit here.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Singapore,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Haptik partners with Leena AI to expand domain in bot solutions
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Haptik, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based chatbot platform, on Thursday announced a strategic partnership with domestic employee-facing conversational AI platform Leena AI to offer enterprises a one-stop-shop for all types of bot solutions.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Australian Open Golf meet tees off in wild and windy day
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) A part time Uber driver upstaged the field early on day one of the Australian Open here on Thursday. However, a late eagle by South Korea's An Byeong Hun fired the former teenage prodigy to the top slot.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Golf
Election Commission replaces Mizoram's CEO after protests
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday replaced Mizoram's Chief Electoral Officer S.B. Shashank after local groups demanded his removal and appointed Ashish Kundra, a 1996 batch IAS officer, as the new CEO ahead of the November 28 elections.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Duterte skipped Asean meetings to take 'power naps'
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte missed several meetings at the Asean summit because he was taking "power naps", the presidential office said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Diplomacy
Morocco to launch new satellite
Rabat, Nov 15 (IANS) Morocco will launch a new satellite Mohammed VI-B on November 21, according to a report by Moroccan news agency MAP.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Malta,Science/Tech,Technology
US, Germany, Canada and Spain debut with wins at U-17 Women's football World Cup
Montevideo, Nov 15 (IANS) The United States, Germany, Canada and Spain debuted with wins at the U-17 Women's football World Cup in Uruguay.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Pinto returns for 3rd stint as coach of Colombia's Millonarios
Bogota, Nov 15 (IANS) Veteran Colombia coach Jorge Luis Pinto said he turned down offers from abroad to return to Millonarios, where he began his coaching career 34 years ago, because of the winning tradition of the Bogota club.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Indian cinema hardly acknowledges women as sexual beings: Rasika
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal says there's hardly an acknowledgement of women as sexual beings in Hindi cinema and hopes for more nuanced characters for them in films.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kanye didn't know Trump's policies: Kim Kardashian
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian West, who feels her rapper-husband Kanye West is "very misunderstood", says he liked US president Donald Trump's personality but was unaware of his policies.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Through exhibits, Indian artist recollects a 'foreign' France
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Interactions with an unfamiliar land, nudging reminders of a 'different' space and time and an interplay between word and images melt together in artist Aishwarya Sultania's solo show here that kicked off on Thursday as part of an Indo-French art series.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
SRK, Rahman meet Twitter CEO
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman met Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey, with Rahman calling it an "inspiring" meeting.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Social circles pose more risks online than strangers: Microsoft study
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) While strangers pose the majority of threats online, a new study from tech giant Microsoft says people are now at more risk of being bullied, getting unwanted contact and receiving unwelcome sexual images and messages from immediate family and social circles.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
HC orders status quo on Herald House
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) In a relief to the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), the Delhi High Court in an interim direction on Thursday ordered that status quo should be maintained until November 22 at the Herald House here from where the National Herald is published.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Cilic beats Isner, gets first victory at ATP Finals
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Croatian Marin Cilic beat American John Isner, coming from a set down, and achieved his first victory at the ATP Finals in London.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Qatar stuns Switzerland with 1-0 win in friendly
Lugano, Nov 15 (IANS) Qatar's national team beat Switzerland 1-0 here as the Swiss were punished for their significant lack of aim, four days ahead of their decisive clash with Belgium to qualify for the next round in the Nations League.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Lily James, Armie Hammer in new adaptation of 'Rebecca'
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) Actors Lily James and Armie Hammer will star in the new adaption of "Rebecca", Daphne du Maurier's 1938 gothic thriller.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Key to results is consistency: Ali Fazal
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who underwent physique change to suit a gangster's look in "Mirzapur", says the key to positive results is consistency.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Injured leopard dead in Agra
Agra, Nov 15 (IANS) An injured leopard rescued from near the Agra Fort area two days ago has died.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Xiaomi leads India market in Q3, smartphone prices to grow: IDC
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi shipped 11.7 million units and became the top brand in the Indian market with 27.3 per cent share in the third quarter this year, with Samsung at second spot, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Shreya Ghoshal sings for web series
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal, who has lent her voice to some memorable film songs, has now sung for a web series. She says it was an exciting opportunity and she had a wonderful time.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP's Dudhwa National Park opens
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) The Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh opened on Thursday after a six-month break, an official said.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Five injured in J&K cylinder blast
Jammu, Nov 15 (IANS) Five people were injured on Thursday in a cylinder blast inside a hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I love my fans: Stan Lee's last message
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) After the demise of comic book legend Stan Lee, his social media handlers shared an emotional video clip which has Lee's final message to his fans.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kathua victim's family drops lawyer Deepika Rajawat
Jammu, Nov 15 (IANS) The family of the eight-year-old Kathua rape and murder victim has decided to drop their lawyer Deepika Rajawat as she has barely been available at the court hearings, the victim's father has said.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Producers Guild of India implements guidelines against sexual harassment
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) All Indian film production houses are bound to implement and enforce the 'The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 (PoSH), the Producers Guild of India (PGI) declared on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India to add 14 lakh IT jobs in New-Age technologies by 2027: Cisco study
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Driven by demand for a skilled workforce in emerging technologies such as cyber security, Internet of things (IoT) and Big Data, India will generate over 14 lakh new IT jobs by 2027, a Cisco-led study said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Cold 'super-Earth' exoplanet discovered orbiting nearby star
London, Nov 15 (IANS) An international team of researchers have discovered a cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Google to let users connect with businesses within Maps
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) Google is rolling out a capability on Maps that would let users connect with business profiles in the nearby locations, helping them with the opportunity to ask questions while looking for things to do and places to go or shop.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Trump's political agenda distressing but no intention of running for office, says Michelle Obama in her memoir
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Former US First Lady, Michelle Obama is distressed by the "behaviour and political agenda" of US President Donald Trump but has "no intention of running for office", she has stated in her just published memoir.
2018-11-15
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,IANS Life
Trump picks handbag designer for South Africa envoy post
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has nominated a handbag designer to be the next American ambassador to South Africa.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
As India fails to clean up its air, China is winning war on pollution
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) While New Delhi and other Indian cities choke amid worsening air conditions and half-hearted government measures, neighbouring China -- the world's largest polluter -- is slowly winning its war against pollution.
2018-11-15
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
41% rise in renewable energy sourced by companies: RE100 report
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A dramatic upsurge in demand for renewable energy from ambitious multinational companies was now shifting markets away from fossil fuels in more than 140 markets worldwide, a RE100 report said on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bangladesh ready to begin Rohingya repatriation process
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) Bangladesh confirmed on Thursday that it was ready to begin the repatriation process of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar as scheduled.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
YouTube Premium service expands to 7 new countries
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) YouTube Premium, the paid streaming subscription service and YouTube Music Premium is being rolled out to seven new countries, taking the services to 25 and 21 global markets, respectively.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi fashion designer found dead
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A fashion designer and her help were found dead in a south Delhi boutique, police said on Thursday, adding three persons have been detained.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Snowfall in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, Nov 15 (IANS) The hills of Uttarakhand has received snowfall with light rains reported in some parts of the state in the past 24 hours, weather officials said on Thursday
2018-11-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tiger found dead in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) Odisha's tiger re-introduction programme received a jolt as a three-year-old Royal Bengal Tiger brought from Madhya Pradesh died in the Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul district.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Humans are better at remembering names than faces: Study
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Do you think you are good at remembering faces, but terrible with names? According to a new research, this intuition is misleading as we are more likely to remember how a person looks like.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
India-Singapore Hackathon boost to technology, youth power: Modi
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) Presenting awards to six winners of the first-ever India-Singapore Hackathon here on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the platform would boost technology, innovation and youth power.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Singapore,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
KIFF screens rare Indian language films
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Giving light to the diversity of India, Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) is showcasing a bouquet of rare Indian Language films including Nagasmese, Lambani, Jasari, Kurbi languages for the first time.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
New feature on Pixel phones to improve low light photography
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) Google is launching a new feature to the front and rear cameras of all the three generations of their Pixel devices called -- "Night Sight" -- to produce better images when clicked in low-lighting.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
President, PM greet Jharkhand on Statehood Day
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended their greetings to the people of Jharkhand on their Statehood Day on Thursday.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cyclone Gaja to cross TN coast Thursday later
Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) Cyclone Gaja centred over Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore on Thursday evening or night, the Met said.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
US at risk of losing war with Russia, China: Report
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's new National Defense Strategy is insufficiently resourced and Washington runs the risk of a military defeat by China or Russia, according to a report by a congressionally mandated panel of bipartisan experts.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
'Toxic' is Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Oxford Dictionaries announced that it has chosen "toxic" as its annual "Word of the Year", arguing that it was "the sheer scope of its application that has made it the standout choice".
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Adil for artistic freedom of digital platforms
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Noted Assamese actor Adil Hussain is batting for artistic freedom of digital platforms after Netflix, Amazon Prime and others were sued for explicit content.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Misty Thursday morning in Delhi, air quality 'poor'
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.2 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, weather office said.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pence emphasises US commitment to Asean partnership, security
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) US President Mike Pence on Thursday reiterated Washington's firm commitment to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) during the bloc's annual summit here.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Milan Luthria to direct Ahan Shetty's debut film
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Milan Luthria has been roped in to direct the debut film of actor Suniel Shetty's son Ahan.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KIFF 2018 exhibition reminds of 'Aparadhi', first Indian film to use artificial light
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) With an array of film posters, rare photographs and interesting snippets on celluloid stalwarts, an exhibition commemorating the centenary celebration of Bengali cinema is drawing spectators from all generations here.
2018-11-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Rockwell Automation to double hiring at its Bengaluru design centre
Philadelphia, Nov 15 (IANS) Rockwell Automation will aim to double design engineers at its Bengaluru centre in the next few years, in order to meet global demand for better designed products, according to a top official of the largest global provider of industrial automation.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Twitter rolling out updated search tab for iOS users
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) Twitter is rolling out an update for iOS users in the US where they can see tweets they care about the most in the search tab via new "sections".
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rookie officer stopped Australia's largest terror attack: Official
Canberra, Nov 15 (IANS) A newly recruited Australian woman intelligence officer had stopped one of the biggest Islamic State inspired terror attacks ahead of Christmas 2016 in Melbourne, a top spy officer said.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Australia,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's transition to low carbon economy still short: Report
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India's sectoral policies were still falling short of being consistent with the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement, but the country's ambitious policy on renewable electricity was a promising sign, a report said.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Manali-Narkanda gets season's 1st snowfall
Shimla, Nov 15 (IANS) There was overnight moderate snowfall in Manali and Narkanda, the season's first, a Met official said on Thursday as snow continued to elude the Himachal Pradesh capital here.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Weather likely to improve in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 15 (IANS) After fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, the Met office on Thursday forecast improvement in the weather conditions.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian, Pakistani origin authors make cut for South Asian lit prize
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Four authors of Indian origin and two of Pakistani, whose novels bring alive a spectrum of themes and emotions relevant in contemporary South Asian life were short-listed on Thursday for the US $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
Employee morale hits all-time low at Facebook: Report
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) The morale of employees at Facebook has hit an all-time low as the social network giant grapples with data breaches amid top-notch executives leaving the company, the media reported.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society
California wildfires toll climbs to 58, over 130 missing
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) The death toll from the three raging wildfires in California has increased to 58, while authorities have continued their search for more human remains and also track down 130 people who remain unaccounted for.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Key Indian equity indices open in green
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) The key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened in green but on a flat note following a muted trend in global markets.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nearly 2 lakh Indians studied in US in 2017-18
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) India is the second largest international reservoir for the US higher education institutions having sent 196,271 students here in the last academic year, according to latest data.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Education
Google's drone delivery project set to 'take off' in Australia
Canberra, Nov 15 (IANS) Australia is set to become "the most advanced country in the world" in drone delivery when the first commercial service starts operations in 2019.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Business/Economy
Boeing withheld information on plane that crashed in Indonesia
Washington/Jakarta, Nov 15 (IANS) Boeing was facing mounting pressure over last month's Indonesia plane crash as the owner of the doomed jet joined a US pilots' group in alleging that the company failed to warn pilots about potential hazards of a new safety feature.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Cruise 'too short' to play Jack Reacher: Creator
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Action hero Jack Reacher will get a reboot for the small screen with a new actor in the lead after creator Lee Child admitted Tom Cruise, who played him in two films, is "too short".
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
6.5-magnitude quake hits Russia's Kamchatka
Moscow, Nov 15 (IANS) A strong quake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit near the Kamchatka peninsula coast on Thursday, the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences. No damages reported.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Stormy Daniels' lawyer arrested over suspected domestic violence
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) American porn star Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti has been arrested over suspected domestic violence, police said.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hima Das is Unicef-India's 1st youth ambassador
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund-India (Unicef-India) has appointed Asian Games gold-medalist sprinter Hima Das as the country's first ever youth ambassador.
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
White House aide fired after Melania Trump row
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) The White House, has confirmed that deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel was leaving her position after First Lady Melania Trump's office issued an unprecedented public statement calling for her ouster.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Over 600 immigrants arrested at US border in 48 hours
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) More than 600 undocumented immigrants were detained along the Arizona-Mexico border in the last 48 hours, according to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
20 IS militants killed by US-led airstrikes in Syria
Damascus, Nov 15 (IANS) At least 20 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed over the past 24 hours as a result of US-led airstrikes on the IS-held areas in eastern Syria, a war monitor group reported on Wednesday.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security,Terrorism
May gets backing from cabinet for Brexit deal
London, Nov 15 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Wednesday that the cabinet has given its backing to her Brexit deal.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Toll from California wildfires climbs to 51
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) The death toll from the two massive wildfires affecting California climbed to 51 on Wednesday after another body was found in the south of the state, while more than 100 people have been reported missing in the Camp Fire, north of San Francisco.
2018-11-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Baby delivered after pregnant mother killed in London
London, Nov 15 (IANS) British doctors said on Wednesday that they have saved the life of an unborn baby after his mother was shot dead with a crossbow in her east London home.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Macron says no comment on Trump's tweet attack
Paris, Nov 15 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he had no comment to make in response to US President Donald Trump's series of tweets attacking him, arguing he preferred to hold out his diplomacy via dialogue rather than tweeting.
2018-11-15
Category: International, France,Politics,Diplomacy
Republican Kevin McCarthy to become next House minority leader
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) US House Republicans on Wednesday elected Kevin McCarthy as the House minority leader, the top Republican in the lower chamber in the new Congress starting January.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
May gets approval from cabinet on Brexit draft deal
London, Nov 15 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that cabinet has agreed on the draft Brexit deal with European Union (EU) after impassioned debate.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Soni Singh joins 'Vish Ya Amrit: Sitara'
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Television actress Soni Singh has joined the ensemble cast of an upcoming supernatural show "Vish Ya Amrit: Sitara".
2018-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump admin defends White House decision to bar CNN reporter
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) President Donald Trump's administration said on Wednesday that it has "broad discretion to regulate access to the White House for journalists" as it fends off a legal challenge from CNN over the revocation of its reporter Jim Acosta's press pass.
2018-11-15
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
'Pihu' most heartbreaking horror take you'll ever see (Movie Review ****)
Pihu: Starring Myra, Prerna Sharma, voices of Rahul Bagga and Hrishita Bhatt; Directed by Vinod Kapri; Rating: ****(4 stars).
2018-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
4,916 children rehabilitated through 'Khoya Paya': WCD
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Women and Child Development Ministry on Wednesday said 4,916 children have been rehabilitated through the missing children track portal 'Khoya Paya' till November 8.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Yogi among BJP leaders to ride bikes for support for party
Lucknow, Nov 14 (IANS) Senior BJP office-bearers, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, will be riding bikes across the state to mobilise support from each of the 80 parliamentary constituencies from Saturday, an official spokesman said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Telangana CM is worth over Rs 20 crore, owns no car
Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister and TRS president K. Chandrashekhar Rao, who filed his nomination from Gajwel Assembly constituency on Wednesday, has declared his total assets worth over Rs 20.60 crore, but neither he nor his wife owns any vehicle.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
PKL 6: U Mumba defeat Bengaluru Bulls 32-29
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Host U Mumba continued with their brilliant run this season as they defeated Bengaluru Bulls 32-29 in an inter-zonal clash of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the NSCI stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Agarwal named new Ghaziabad police chief
Lucknow, Nov 14 (IANS) In a late night reshuffle on Wednesday, the Uttar Pradesh government transferred Ghaziabad district police chief Vaibhav Krishna, a home department spokesman said.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone get married in Italy
Padukone on Wednesday tied the knot as per Konkani traditions in a dreamy Lake Como setting in Italy amidst a tight circle of family and friends, culminating a six year-long love story in a 'happily ever after'.
2018-11-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Gujarat Govt to shut down PSU mired in corruption charges
Gandhinagar, Nov 14 (IANS) The Gujarat Government ere on Wednesday decided to wind up the Gujarat State Land Corporation, which had been shadowed by corruption for long.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
SpiceJet's Q2 standalone net loss of 389 cr
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday reported a standalone net loss of Rs 389.37 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yes Bank's non-executive Chairman Ashok Chawla resigns
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Yes Bank on Wednesday said that its non-executive independent part-time Chairman Ashok Chawla has resigned with immediate effect.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
M&M's Q2 standalone net profit up 24%
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) on Wednesday reported a 23.79 per cent rise in its standalone net profit for the quarter-ended September 30, 2018-19.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone get married in Italy
Padukone on Wednesday tied the knot as per Konkani traditions in a dreamy Lake Como setting in Italy amidst a tight circle of family and friends, culminating a six year-long love story in a 'happily ever after'.
2018-11-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Karnataka mining baron Reddy freed on bail in Ponzi case
Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) Karnataka's mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy was set free from the city central jail on Wednesday hours after a local court granted him bail in an alleged Ponzi-related bribery case.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hidden in juice packs, Punjab police recover 4 kg heroin
Chandigarh, Nov 14 (IANS) Punjab Police recovered 4-kg of heroin valued at Rs 20 crore in the international market from a woman from Mizoram and her driver accomplice in Khanna district on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
65-year-old woman jumps off multi-storey building in Kolkata, dies
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) A 65-year-old woman died here after jumping off a multi-storey building with her daughter and granddaughter, police said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP releases 2nd list of candidates for Rajasthan polls, drops 3 Ministers
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday released the second list of 31 candidates for the December 7 Rajasthan assembly polls, dropping three of its incumbent Ministers in the state.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telangana Assembly polls: TJS says it will contest for 12 seats
Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) In another jolt to the 'Mahakutami' (Grand Alliance) of opposition parties in Telangana, TJS on Wednesday announced that it will contest in 12 constituencies in the next month's assembly elections.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Arunachal government signs MoU worth Rs 1,200 cr
Tawang, Nov 14 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government on Wednesday signed and exchanged MoUs with 17 private investors for projects worth Rs 1,200 crore during the 5th edition of North East Connectivity Scheme.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
`First unmanned space mission in Dec 2019'
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Nov 14 (IANS) The first of the two unmanned space mission as part of India's human space mission will happen in December 2019, said a top official of Indian space agency.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Northeastern states have mineral reserves of Rs 10 lakh crore: GSI
Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) India's northeastern states have mineral reserves worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore which are yet to exploited, a Geological Survey of India (GSI) official said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy
Mary Kom, Sarita spearhead Indian challenge at women's boxing Worlds (Preview)
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Veteran Indian stars M.C. Mary Kom and Laishram Sarita Devi will spearhead the Indian campaign when the women's World Boxing Championships start here on Thursday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Court summons cricketer Shami in cheque bounce case
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday directed Indian pacer Mohammed Shami to appear before it on January 15 in a cheque bounce case lodged by his wife, failing which may lead to the issuance of an arrest warrant against him.
2018-11-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports
RInfra's Q2 consolidated total income rises 16% YoY
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) on Wednesday reported a year-on-year rise of 16 per cent in its consolidated total income for the second quarter of 2018-19.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Focus on under-nutrition among children at meet on nutrition challenges
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The third National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges meet which was held here on Wednesday focused on under-nutrition among children, anaemia and diarrhoea and newer strategies to be brought in under Poshan Abhiyaan to tackle and eradicate them.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Leicester helicopter that crashed did not respond to pilot's commands
London, Nov 14 (IANS) The United Kingdom's authority responsible for investigating a helicopter crash in which English football club Leicester City FC's owner and four others died said Wednesday that the helicopter had failed to respond to the pilot's commands.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Legendary Anand wins Tata Steel blitz tournament in style
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand saved his best for the last to clinch the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Blitz Tournament by getting past overnight leader Hikaru Nakamura in the playoff here on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Another BJP MLA joins Congress in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Nov 14 (IANS) Giving a major jolt to the ruling party in Rajasthan, Habibur Rehman, a BJP MLA from Nagaur, joined the Congress on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
PKL 6: Haryana Steelers play a draw vs Tamil Thalaivas
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Vikas Kandola's brilliant effort wasn't enough to bring a win for Haryana Steelers as they had to settle for a 32-32 draw against Tamil Thalaivas in an inter-zonal clash of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the NSCI stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Ganga Ram Hospital bathed in blue light on World Diabetes Day
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) In order to create awareness among people about Diabetes, city-based Sir Ganga Ram Hospital was bathed in blue light to mark the World Diabetes Day on Wednesday, November 14.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Ranji Roundup: Delhi, Kerala, Assam eye big wins in Round 2
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Dhruv Shorey yet again top-scored with an unbeaten 106 to help hosts Delhi post a massive 376-run target for Himachal Pradesh, who ended the penultimate day at 44/1 in a Ranji Trophy Group B match at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vodafone Idea's Q2 consolidated net loss at Rs 4,974 cr
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Vodafone Idea on Wednesday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 4,973.8 crore for the July-September quarter.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
ICICI Bank hikes interest rates on fixed deposits of less than Rs 1 cr
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Private lender ICICI Bank on Wednesday raised interest rates on term deposits of less than Rs 1 crore by 10-25 basis points (bps), effective from November 15.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Arunachal suffered in absence of robust road connectivity: Khandu
Tawang, Nov 14 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh has suffered historically primarily in the absence of robust road connectivity with road density of 25 km per 100 square km area as against an all India average of 142 km per 100 sq km area, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP slams Rahul, calls his temple visits 'fancy dress hindutava'
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday slammed Congress for allegedly spreading "hatred" against the RSS and the "Hindus", and described its President Rahul Gandhi's temple visits as "fancy dress hindutava".
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, Trinamool governments misusing public money: Congress MP Gogoi
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on Wednesday accused the BJP and Trinamool Congress of misusing public money for party events and advertisement campaigns and described Congress as the only alternative in the 2019 elections.
2018-11-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
DAI's Global Services Center to come up in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Looking to use Indian talent for its global development initiatives, DAI, a leader in global development, has joined hands with Sunera Technologies, Inc. to set up DAI Global Services Center.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Attack on woman activist: Meghalaya yet to decide on CBI or judicial probe
Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said he will consult his cabinet colleagues whether the murder attempt on frontline women's activist Agnes Kharshiing warrants a judicial or CBI probe.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
NITI Aayog launches 72-hour hackathon to solve problems at school
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) On the Children's Day, the NITI Aayog on Wednesday launched a 72-hour 'Tinkering Hackathon' for children to come up with innovative solutions for challenges faced by them in schools, especially on quality of education and safety.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
American property assessor JLL opens tech centre in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) American property assessor Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) opened a technology centre for real estate in this tech hub, the company said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
IAF needs fourth and fifth generation fighter aircraft, SC told
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian Air Force on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that there was no clear definition of the generation of fighter aircraft and that the existing fighters with it are of three-and-a-half or fourth generation.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Draft River Basin Bill should focus on downstream impact: NGOs
Guwahati, Nov 14 (IANS) Ahead of the tabling of the Inter-State River Basin Management Bill 2018 in the forthcoming winter session of parliament, environmentalists here have said that special focus should be accorded to the issue of downstream impact of rivers, particularly in case of the rivers in the northeast India.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Bangladesh Army delegation visits Trishakti Corps
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) A 20-member Bangladesh military delegation on Wednesday began a five-day visit to the Siliguri-headquartered Trishakti Corps of Indian Army, a defence ministry spokesperson said.
2018-11-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Lokayukta summons Goa CS over land scam complaint
Panaji, Nov 14 (IANS) Goa Lokayukta P.K. Mishra on Wednesday summoned state Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma to appear in person before the anti-corruption authority on November 23, over alleged corruption in the purchase of a tract of land admeasuring 1.83 lakh sq.mts. which belonged to a now former Congress MLA Subhash Shirodkar by the BJP-led coalition government for Rs 70 crore.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dembele needs to reflect, adjust attitude, says Puyol
Barcelona, Nov 14 (IANS) Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol said the young winger Ousmane Dembele, recently chastised in the media for repeatedly failing to show up on time, can change his ways by reflecting and adjusting his attitude.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
India-Japan joint military drill concludes
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The joint Indo-Japanese counter-insurgency military drill -- 'Dharma Guardian' -- concluded on Wednesday at Vairengte in Mizoram.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Bayern winger Rodriguez suffers knee ligament injury
Berlin, Nov 14 (IANS) Bayern Munich winger James Rodriguez sustained a left knee ligament injury during a practice session, the Bundesliga club announced on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Indonesian filmmakers face challenge from Hollywood, their own society: Garin Nughroho
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Explaining the film culture in Indonesia, the southeast Asian nation's eminent film director Garin Nughroho on Wednesday said indigenous and Bollywood films are loved there but now Hollywood has a monopoly.
2018-11-14
Category: International, India,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Four WC winners inducted into Mexico's football Hall of Fame
Pachuca (Mexico), Nov 14 (IANS) Four players who were part of World Cup-winning teams -- Rivellino, Cafu, Carlos Salvador Bilardo and Juan Alberto Schiaffino -- are among the new inductees into Mexico's football Hall of Fame.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
MGR returns in 3D digital mode
Kochi, Nov 14 (IANS) Using the latest technology, AN-Face, Orange County, a Malaysia-based animation company has resurrected the legendary Tamil actor MGR in a two-hour long 'feature film' in 3D digital mode, to be released in Hyderabad, next month.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
I am not for censorship on digital platforms, says Ritesh Sidhwani
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Proudcer Ritesh Sidhwani, who is gearing up for the release of his next web series 'Mirzapur', has said that he is against censorship on digital platforms.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Prannoy Roy to publish book on Indian elections in 2019
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019, veteran journalist Prannoy Roy, along with Dorab Sopariwala, Editorial Adviser of NDTV, will be publishing "a definitive book" on elections in India.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Malaysia to slap additional charges on wife of ex-PM Najib
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 14 (IANS) Malaysian prosecutors are expected to add new charges on Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, while another former senior minister was arrested for prosecution on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Malaysia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NCLAT clears UltraTech Cement's revised bid for Binani Cement
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Wednesday approved UltraTech Cement's revised bid for the debt-laden Binani Cement.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
New Bengali cartoon channel launched on YouTube
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) A world of newly-created Bengali animated cartoon characters like Neel, Pari, Rex, Packi, Stegy, Tops and Tero under the title "Dhinchak Dino", opened up for the kids with the launch of MOOPLE television channel here on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Mumbai to face water cuts from Thursday
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Mumbai will endure between 10-15 per cent water supply cuts from Thursday till the next monsoon, the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced here on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Half-day for Delhi offices on Thursday
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday announced a half-day for its offices on Thursday on account of 'Phool Waalon Ki Sair' festival celebration.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
RBI penalises Deutsche Bank, J&K Bank for flouting norms
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday said it has imposed penalties on Deutsche Bank A.G. of Germany and The Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd for violating varous norms.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Army porter killed in Pakistan firing in Rajouri
Jammu, Nov 14 (IANS) An Army porter was killed on Wednesday when Pakistani troops opened fire violating the ceasefire in Rajouri district, defence sources said.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
East Bengal defender out of danger after head collision
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) East Bengal defender Mehtab Singh and Siddharth Singh, who is on trial from Jamshedpur FC, on Wednesday suffered head injuries due to an aerial concussion during practice at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here.
2018-11-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Wipro arm offers intelligent lighting, smart building devices
Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) The Consumer Care and Lighting business of Wipro Enterprises entered into an agreement with the US-based smart building solutions' provider Igor to offer intelligent lighting and smart building devices in the Indian market, said the privately held company here on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
HC extends interim order on 'status quo' in Asthana case
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday extended the interim protection from arrest granted to Central Bureau of Investigation Special Director Rakesh Asthana till November 28 and ordered to continue the status quo in the case till the next date of hearing.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Asean Summit: Singapore warns of protectionism's negative impact on world economy
Singapore, Nov 14 (IANS) The Prime Minister of Singapore, which is hosting the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), on Wednesday warned of the potentially devastating impact of protectionism on the world economy.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
DRI seizes cache of explosives, foils infiltration bid at Akhnoor border
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) In a strike against terrorism and organised smuggling, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized a cache of arms and explosives being smuggled from Pakistan across the Akhnoor border.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NGT imposes Rs 50 crore fine on Punjab over river pollution
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday ordered Punjab Government to submit a fine of Rs 50 crore as environmental compensation for polluting rivers Sutlaj and Beas due to uncontrolled industrial discharge.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Government hoping resolution on liquidity in RBI's board meeting
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The government hopes that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its board meeting on November 19 will address the liquidity crisis that initially triggered a tiff between the government and the central bank, sources said.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Separatist leader Andrabi chargesheeted for waging war against India
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The NIA on Wednesday filed chargesheet against Aasiya Andrabi -- chief of the banned Dukhtaran-e-Millat, a separatist organisation, and her associates Sofi Fehmeeda and Naheeda Nasreen accusing them of waging war against the state and delivering hate speeches in Jammu and Kashmir.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
California wildfires death toll rises to 50
San Francisco, Nov 14 (IANS) The statewide death toll in Californias wildfires has reached 50 as rescuers continue to search for the missing persons, authorities said.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
HC rejects Daati Maharaj's plea challenging CBI probe
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court On Wednesday dismissed Daati Maharaj's plea challenging its order on transferring the probe in a sexual assault case against the self-styled godman to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India operationalises heavy rocket by launching communication satellite GSAT-29 (Roundup)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Nov 14 (IANS) India successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-29 on Wednesday with its heaviest rocket -- Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) -- in a copybook style.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
High fuel, commodity cost lift India's October WPI inflation to 5.28% (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) High fuel and commodity costs accelerated the rise in India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to 5.28 per cent during October from 5.13 per cent in September, official data showed here on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chautala expels son Ajay from INLD for 'anti-party activities'
Chandigarh, Nov 14 (IANS) INLD supremo Om Prakash Chautala on Wednesday expelled his elder son Ajay Singh Chautala, accusing him of "anti-party activities." Ajay was also removed as the secretary general of the party.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Bangladesh set to repatriate Rohingya despite security concerns
Dhaka, Nov 14 (IANS) Bangladesh on Wednesday was preparing to go ahead with the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who last year fled a violent military crackdown in Myanmar, despite concerns over their safety.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
SC reserves order on Rafale, no sovereign guarantee by French government backing the deal
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on four petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into 36 Rafale fighter jet deal with French firm Dassault Aviation even as the government admitted that there was no sovereign guarantee by the French government backing the deal.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Winter session to begin Dec 11, triple talaq atop government agenda
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The winter session of Parliament will begin on December 11, after conclusion of voting in the Assembly elections in five states on December 8, and conclude on January 8 next year.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CSK releases 3 players before IPL 2019 aution
Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) Defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday announced the release of English quick Mark Wood and two uncapped players Kshitiz Sharma and Kanishk Seth from their squad before the auction of players next month.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Israeli Defence Minister resigns over Gaza truce
Jerusalem, Nov 14 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman announced his resignation on Wednesday, citing disagreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over accepting a ceasefire with Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip, after two days of intense airstrikes and rocket fire.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Kartikey Malviya is excited to play Chandragupta
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Television actor Kartikey Malviya is all set to play Chandragupta Maurya in an upcoming TV series. The child artiste says he is very excited to essay the character of the mighty king of Magadha.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Citizenship Bill spurring Assam youth to take up arms: Congress
Guwahati, Nov 14 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said that the admission by the Assam's police brass that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was spurring the youth to take up arms proved the BJP government's failure to protect the state's interest.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Health/Medicine
Global markets, caution ahead of state polls subdue equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices closed on a flat note on Wednesday, as weak global cues along with investors anxiety ahead of state polls and a mixed macro-economic inflation data points offset gains from lower crude oil prices.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Three bodies recovered from landslide debris in J&K
Jammu, Nov 14 (IANS) The bodies of all three persons including a truck driver that were swept away by a landslide on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on November 5 were recovered on Wednesday, officials said.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Game of Thrones' returns in April 2019
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) The final season of fantasy series "Game of Thrones" will arrive in April next year.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Priyanka joins hands with Facebook
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has partnered with Facebook India for a live event called #SocialForGood to spread awareness on issues like mental health, cyber bullying and women entrepreneurship.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood,Technology
Court convicts two men in 1984 riots case
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) A local court on Wednesday held two men guilty of murder during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan serious about boosting connectivity in India's north-east: Hiramatsu
Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu on Wednesday said that Japan is serious about boosting connectivity in India's north-eastern states by building roads and bridges.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Olympic steeplechase champion Kipruto eyes World Cross Country title
Nairobi, Nov 14 (IANS) Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has his eyes set on making the Kenyan team heading to the World Cross Country Championships in Denmark in March.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Sri Lanka Parliament passes no-confidence vote against Rajapaksa
Colombo, Nov 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday approved a no-confidence motion against new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his controversially appointed government, a day after the Supreme Court stayed a presidential decree dissolving the legislature.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
PM Modi calls for early conclusion of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Singapore, Nov 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday highlighted the need for an early conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement through multilateral and bilateral talks among the member countries.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy
Croatia pose major test for Luis Enrique's Spain (Preview)
Madrid, Nov 14 (IANS) The Spanish national team faces an important UEFA Nations League tie away in Croatia on Thursday as they look to assure that they finish on top of their qualifying group.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
African countries agree to jointly save four carnivore species
Bonn, Nov 14 (IANS) More than 30 countries hosting the African wild dog, cheetah, leopard and the lion met here to establish the African Carnivore Initiative, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Germany,Environment/Wildlife
Name Nagpur-Mumbai expressway after Gandhiji, demands pro-Vidarbha activist
Nagpur, Nov 14 (IANS) Prominent pro-Vidarbha activist and former Advocate-General Shreehari Aney on Wednesday demanded that the upcoming Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway (NMSCE) be named after Mahatma Gandhi for whom Vidarbha was a 'karmabhoomi'.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
I-League: Churchill Brothers seek first win in first home game (Preview)
Panaji, Nov 14 (IANS) Churchill Brothers FC is all set to face Shillong Lajong in their first home game of the I-League football tournament at the Tilak Maidan here on Thursday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Foreigners visiting India on E-visa set new record
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) A total of 18.78 lakh foreigners visited India this year within the first 10 months on E-visa -- four times more than the 4.47 lakh figure registered in 2015 and the highest so far. The maximum number of visitors who availed of this facility were from the UK, the US, China, France and Germany.
2018-11-14
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Fulham sign coach Ranieri in multi-year deal, Jokanovic sacked
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Fulham on Wednesday announced that it had signed coach Claudio Ranieri on a multi-year contract after sacking coach Slavisa Jokanovic, who left the club in the last place in the English Premier League with five points in 12 matches.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Japanese, Indian armies complete joint exercise
Aizawl, Nov 14 (IANS) The armies of India and Japan on Wednesday completed their joint military exercise, Dharma Guardian -- 2018, at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJWS) located at Vairengte in Mizoram, officials said.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Leads in all terror probes point to one source, Modi tells Pence
Singapore, Nov 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday raked up with US Vice President Mike Pence the issue of terrorism sponsored from Pakistan pointing out that "all the traces or all the leads in global terror attacks ultimately lead to a single source".
2018-11-14
Category: International, Singapore,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Greg Louganis international brand ambassador of Tata Steel 25K run event
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Four-time Olympic Games gold medallist and diving legend Greg Louganis will be the international brand ambassador of the Tata Steel 25k run, the organisers said in a statement on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Athletics
WhatsApp working to add QR code for contact sharing
San Francisco, Nov 14 (IANS) WhatsApp is aiming to make it easier for users to quickly share their contact details by introducing a QR code system with a simple scan.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Andhra launches AWS Cloud-based initiative to skill 60,000 students
Vijayawada, Nov 14 (IANS) The Andhra government on Wednesday launched a Cloud-based skill initiative with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon's Cloud arm, where it will skill 60,000 students across the state's over 300 engineering and non-engineering colleges by 2020.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
India puts into orbit communication satellite GSAT-29
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Nov 14 (IANS) India successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-29 with its heaviest rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) on Wednesday evening in a copybook style.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Rashami Desai relives her childhood
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Actress Rashami Desai had fun spending some time with over 120 underprivileged children, and says she got a chance to relive her childhood.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Odisha HC lawyers withdraw cease-work strike after 78 days
Bhubaneswar, Nov 14 (IANS) The Orissa High Court Bar Association on Wednesday called off its 78-day cease-work stir after three police personnel accused of assaulting a lawyer sought an unconditional apology before the High Court.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab, Haryana procure over 215 lakh tonne paddy
Chandigarh, Nov 14 (IANS) Agrarian states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 215.65 lakh tonne of paddy this kharif season, food and supplies officials said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
India to be $10 trillion economy by 2035: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said Indian economy will quadruple to $10 trillion by 2035 riding on business-friendly policies, structural reforms and transparency in governance.
2018-11-14
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Delhi's air quality improves to 'very poor', may worsen
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital and the regions around it, which on Wednesday improved to 'very poor' from 'severe' due to overnight rains, may again drop, warn monitoring agencies.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Indian female chef honoured with Michelin star
Bangkok, Nov 14 (IANS) Chef Garima Arora, who heads the Bangkok based Gaa restaurant, has been awarded the prestigious Michelin star.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Barrier lake flood damages highway linking China's Sichuan to Tibet
Chengdu (China), Nov 14 (IANS) Traffic halted on the Sichuan-Tibet Highway on Wednesday after a flood discharged from a landslide-formed lake damaged a bridge, authorities said.
2018-11-14
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Shri Ramayana Express flagged off from Safdarjung station
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Shri Ramayana Express, a special tourist train to run on the Ramayana circuit to cover major spots related to the Hindu epic was flagged off on Wednesday from Safdarjung Railway Station here, officials said.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Business/Economy
Bangladesh opposition supporters clash with police
Dhaka, Nov 14 (IANS) Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters clashed with the police here on Wednesday, demanding a level playing field in the upcoming national elections and release of their leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia from jail.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will remain a 'vidyarthi' in next birth too: flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Legendary flautist and Padma Vibhushan recipient Hariprasad Chaurasia, who believes his life is for learning classical music, will open on Sunday, alongside his disciple, a three-month music festival celebrating the 'guru-shishya parampara, at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Aussies not having Smith, Warner like India missing Kohli, Rohit: Ganguly
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said the possible absence of Steve Smith and David Warner in the Australia team for the series against India would be a "huge factor" as it's like India not having Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in their ranks.
2018-11-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Rafale is not government-to-government deal: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday claimed the agreement to purchase the 36 French Rafale jets was not a government-to-government deal.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Probiotics can help increase bone density: Study
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) Treatment with good bacteria widely used in probiotic supplements can strengthen bones, especially in females, finds a study that may develop novel ways of treating bone loss condition osteoporosis.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
India's heaviest rocket lifts off with communication satellite GSAT-29
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 14 (IANS) India's heaviest rocket - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III)-- carrying 3,423 kg communication satellite GSAT-29 blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport on Wednesday evening.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Skin care regime during winters for different skin types
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Skin tends to become very dry during Winter hence you need extra care to keep the skin moist and supple.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Odisha gets investment proposals worth Rs 3,900 cr in IT, electronics sector
Bhubaneswar, Nov 14 (IANS) The Odisha government has secured investment proposals worth over Rs 3,900 crore in the electronics manufacturing, telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) sector during the ongoing investors' summit, a state Minister said here on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Children are magical things: Eddie Redmayne
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne says his wife and children bring magic in his life.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Claudia Kim's magical experience in Hollywood
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" star Claudia Kim says coming to Hollywood from Korea was a magical experience.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
President Kovind to visit Bihar on Thursday
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to visit Bihar on Thursday where he would address convocations at Samastipur agricultural university and NIT, a communique said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
May faces Cabinet showdown over Brexit deal
London, Nov 14 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May will preside over a decisive extraordinary Cabinet meeting on Wednesday in which she will seek the backing of her ministers for a draft technical deal struck between the UK and the EU on Brexit.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
CoWrks Foundry grooms five start-ups
Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) Five start-ups have successfully completed a 24-week programme by the CoWrks Foundry aimed at helping the companies lay the foundation for their success.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Woman held with grenades was carrying them for militants: J&K police
Srinagar, Nov 14 (IANS) The woman who was arrested with 20 grenades on the outskirts of Srinagar on Tuesday was carrying the consignment for militants, police said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Science/Tech,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Elephant kills man during morning walk in Haridwar
Haridwar, Nov 14 (IANS) A man who was out on a morning walk was killed by an elephant here in Uttarakhand on Wednesday, police said.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL: Pacer Starc released by Kolkata Knight Riders
Sydney, Nov 14 (IANS) Australia pacer Mitchell Starc on Wednesday said that he was released by his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ahead of the upcoming season.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
ESA's Gaia spots a 'ghost' galaxy next to Milky Way
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Using the European Space Agency's (ESA) Gaia telescope, an international team of astronomers discovered an enormous 'ghost' galaxy lurking on the outskirts of the Milky Way.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Trucker's body recovered from landslide debris in J&K
Jammu, Nov 14 (IANS) The body of a truck driver, who was killed in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir on November 5, was recovered from the debris on Wednesday after nine days, officials said.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Pilot, Gehlot to contest Rajasthan polls
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot -- both claimants to the Chief Ministerial post -- on Wednesday announced here that they will contest the December 7 state Assembly elections but avoided answering questions on who will be the CM face.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telangana CM files nomination for Gajwel assembly seat
Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday filed his nomination in the Gajwel constituency in Siddipet district for next month's Assembly elections.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Kubbra Sait, Mithila Palkar to be the POW-fect Girls
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Stars Kubbra Sait, Mithila Palkar and Ira Dubey will be honoured for their contribution to the world of entertainment by featuring in the list of The POW-fect Girls.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Woman activist-tantri spar ahead of Sabarimala pilgrimage
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 14 (IANS) Woman activist Trupti Desai on Wednesday waded into the Sabarimala issue when she asked for complete police protection during her visit to the temple starting Friday. But temple activist Rahul Eashwar promised to fight her tooth-and-nail to prevent her an entry.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
New train coaches from India to reach Sri Lanka
New Delhi/Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian Railways will export the first state-of-the-art swanky and modern Diesel Multiple Units (DEMU) train rake to Sri Lanka in a week, rail officials said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Pregnant Indian-origin woman shot in UK, baby survives
London, Nov 14 (IANS) An eight-month pregnant Indian-origin woman was killed with a crossbow by a man believed to be her former partner at her home in east London.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Seventh edition of 'Nayaab' to start on November 29
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Giving traditional Indian textiles the space they deserve in the world of fashion, curators Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao have announced the seventh edition of "Nayaab", an exhibition showcasing the craftsmanship of Indian weaves.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
5 officials of state-run firm in Tripura sent on leave after allegations of sexual harassment
Agartala, Nov 14 (IANS) Five executives of ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) have been sent on forced leave after allegations of sexual harassment against them, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sensex, Nifty end flat on caution ahead of state polls
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The key equity indices ended little changed on Wednesday, as caution ahead of state polls gripped the market, offsetting gains from lower crude oil prices.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tough to become a standout Kabaddi player in India: Fazel (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) In no time he has become one of the latest posterboys in Indias cash-rich Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) but U Mumba skipper Fazel Atrachali, the Iranian defender, feels it is a tough task to become a standout player in a country like India, the powerhouse of this game for several years.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
IIT Madras partners Japanese firms to set up research cell
Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) on Wednesday said it was going to establish a joint research cell in collaboration with two Japanese manufacturing firms.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
SC reserves order on Rafale
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of petitions seeking a probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Modi meets PMs of Singapore, Australia, Thailand
Singapore, Nov 14 (IANS) India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Singapore, Australia and Thailand on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit here.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Singapore,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Mindtree ties up with IISc for advanced research in AI
Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) Leading IT services firm Mindtree tied up with the premier Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for advanced research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in this tech hub, said the company on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
26/11 survivors recount their tales in new book
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) A new book is being published by Penguin Random House India and The Indian Express to mark the 10th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Twitter suspends 2 fake Election Commission accounts
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Twitter on Wednesday suspended two fake accounts running in the name of the Election Commission of India (EC) after the poll panel reported them.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Netflix, Amazon Prime sued for obscene content
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea for removal of vulgar and sexually explicit content from online platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and others.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
3-4 cups of coffee daily may keep diabetes at bay
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day can lower your risk of developing Type-2 diabetes by nearly 25 per cent, suggests a study.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
People raise over $1 bn on Facebook
San Francisco, Nov 14 (IANS) Facebook on Wednesday said its charitable giving tools have helped people raise over $1 billion in a span of three years.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Fixture against Jordan important for team, says football coach Constantine
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) India's coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday said that the fixture against Jordan would prove to be extremely beneficial for the national football team.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Violence against Rohingyas inexcusable, Pence tells Suu Kyi
Singapore, Nov 14 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday told Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi that the treatment of her country's stateless Rohingya Muslim population was inexcusable.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Women's World T20: Confident India eye semis berth (Preview)
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 14 (IANS) Having convincingly won their first two matches, a dominant India will look to stamp their authority and inch closer to a semi-final berth when they face a lowly Ireland in a Group B match of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 here on Thursday.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
IT spending in India to touch $90 bn in 2019: Gartner
Panaji, Nov 14 (IANS) Driven by digital business transformation initiatives from both private and public enterprises, India's IT spending is poised to hit $89.2 billion in 2019, an increase of 6.7 per cent from the estimated spending of $83.6 billion in 2018, Gartner said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Technology
Pilot, Gehlot to contest Rajasthan polls
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Two Chief Ministerial aspirants of Congress -- Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot -- here on Wednesday announced that they will contest the December 7 Rajasthan Assembly elections but avoided answering questions on who will be the CM face.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
4-year-old Indian boy returning from Umrah dies on flight
Abu Dhabi, Nov 14 (IANS) A four-year-old Indian boy died on a flight due to epileptic seizures on his way back from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah with his family.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Togo,Religion,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
HC seeks Delhi government response to CS' plea
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the response of the state government and others to Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash's plea challenging the fresh breach of privilege proceedings initiated against him by the Assembly.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mumbai girl wins 'Doodle for Google 2018' contest
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Google on Wednesday declared 13-year-old Pingla Rahul More from Mumbai the national winner of its "Doodle for Google" competition where art-loving students brought their imaginations to life for the search engine giant's logo.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education,Human Interest/Society
Bharti Airtel appoints Adarsh Nair as Chief Product Officer
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday said it has appointed Adarsh Nair as the company's Chief Product Officer.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Artistes to celebrate life and times of Kabir in Varanasi
Varanasi, Nov 14 (IANS) Acclaimed artistes will come together to celebrate the life and times of mystic poet-saint Kabir with musical performances and literary sessions during the third edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival here.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
New Microsoft-Nielsen AI data solution to boost retail innovation
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) Global measurement and data analytics company Nielsen and Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new enterprise data solution to accelerate innovation in retail via Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven data analytics.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Storytelling festival to narrate tales from various genres, countries
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Everyone loves hearing a good story, believes performance storyteller-author Shaguna Gahilote, who in 2011 conceptualised "Kathakar", an oral storytelling festival. Its eighth edition, featuring noted names in various genres, will kick off here on Friday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Go light yet trendy this wedding season
Nov 14 (IANS) With the ongoing wedding and party season, there are certainly going to be a lot of social gatherings you are going to attend. Worrying about how to be a style icon for each occasion? Look no further.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India, US discuss free Indo-Pacific, cooperation in defence, trade
Singapore, Nov 14 (IANS) India and the US on Wednesday discussed their roles in a free Indo-Pacific region and cooperation in defence and trade sectors during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit here.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Singapore,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
BCCI to consider appointing higher-ranked umpires in Ranji Trophy
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Considering the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)'s plea to appoint higher-ranked umpires for Ranji Trophy games, the BCCI has decided to "relook" at the matter, sources close to the board said.
2018-11-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Delhi's air quality improves to 'very poor'
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The national capital and the regions around it saw a slight improvement in air quality on Wednesday morning from "severe" to "very poor" due to overnight rain which may continue on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan BJP MP joins Congress
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday suffered a jolt in Rajastahn as one of its MPs, Harish Meena, joined the Congress ahead of the assembly elections on December 7.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mothers' personality traits influences stability of kids' relationships
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) The relationship skills and personality traits that you inherit from your mother are likely to determine the number of romantic partners you will have, say researchers.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
New Tripura High Court CJ assumes office
Agartala, Nov 14 (IANS) Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Wednesday administered the oath of office and secrecy to new Tripura High Court Chief Justice Sanjay Karol during a simple ceremony held at the old Raj Bhavan complex here.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
China closely monitoring crisis in Sri Lanka
Beijing, Nov 14 (IANS) China on Wednesday said it was closely following the escalating political crisis in Sri Lanka and hoped that the political parties could solve it by themselves.
2018-11-14
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Challenges galore as new Sabarimala season is set to begin (News Analysis)
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 14 (IANS) It could well be the first time in the history of the Lord Ayyappa Sabarimala temple that the nearly-two-month-long festival season is opening amidst such grave uncertainty.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Odisha to provide free smartphones to 6 lakh women SHGs
Bhubaneswar, Nov 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced to provide smartphones to six lakh women Self Help Groups (SHGs) free of cost under Mission Shakti programme.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Not a worry that there is no star in 'Pihu' says Siddharth Roy Kapur
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming production venture "Pihu", says that there is no worry that the film doesnt feature an established star.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 Hizbul men caught in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 14 (IANS) Two armed Kashmiri Hizbul militants have been arrested from a Jammu and Kashmir village in Pulwama district, police said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Lava unveils new feature phone
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Domestic manufacturer LAVA International on Wednesday launched a new feature phone "Prime Z" at Rs 1,900.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sprinter kills himself in Delhi stadium
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) An 18-year-old sprinter allegedly hanged himself from a ceiling fan inside his room in the athletics academy at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here. He died on Wednesday, police said.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asean, China discuss code of conduct for South China Sea
Singapore, Nov 14 (IANS) The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Wednesday discussed a proposed code of conduct for trade through the South China Sea.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Singapore,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Galaxy J6+: Decent choice for Samsung's mid-range loyal customers (Tech Review)
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) In an attempt to fend off competition from Chinese smartphone players in India, Samsung has been aggressively refreshing its mid-range smartphone portfolio in the country.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
California wildfire toll climbs to 48
San Francisco, Nov 14 (IANS) The death toll from the raging Camp Fire in the US state of California has increased to 48 as rescuers continue to search for missing residents in and around the town of Paradise, authorities said.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Sensex, Nifty trades flat on higher inflation, poll caution
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The key equity indices traded flat on Wednesday afternoon as higher wholesale inflation and caution during the ongoing assembly polls in five states weighed on the domestic investor sentiments.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pharrell Williams angers Palestinians
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) Singer Pharrell Williams has been bombarded with furious social media messages after performing at a benefit gig for Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) personnel.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Congress names 10 more in Telangana 2nd list
Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) The main opposition Congress in Telangana on Wednesday released its second list of 10 candidates for the state assembly polls on December 7, re-nominating seven candidates who had lost in 2014.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Infosys to open Texas hub, hire 500 Americans
Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) Infosys will soon open a technology hub at Richardson in the US state of Texas where it will hire 500 American techies by 2020, the global software major said on Wednesday.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Real Madrid confirm Solari as coach until June 2021
Madrid, Nov 14 (IANS) Real Madrid confirmed Santiago Solari as their new permanent first team coach until the end of June 2021 following a successful fortnight in charge since replacing the sacked Julen Lopetegui on October 29.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Need for stories of more stronger women: Yami
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam, who will next be seen in the upcoming film "Uri", says there is a need for stories of more stronger women on the silver screen.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Surgical menopause can worsen insomnia
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) While insomnia is one of the most common symptoms of menopause, undergoing surgical menopause is likely to worsen the sleep disorder, warns a new study.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Stan Lee believed comics are here to stay - with some help from smartphones
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) He might be gone, but the world he created with strokes of his imagination will live on forever. Stan Lee believed his universe of superheroes and super villains will keep on entertaining people around the globe, making his legacy eternal.
2018-11-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Sri Lankan Parliament passes no-trust vote against Rajapaksa
Colombo, Nov 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Parliament on Wednesday passed a motion of no-confidence against new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his controversially appointed government, a day after the Supreme Court stayed a presidential decree dissolving the legislature.
2018-11-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Snoop Dogg to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) Rapper Snoop Dogg will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 19.
2018-11-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood

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