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Promotions, marketing nothing comes first, it is all about a good story: Shoojit Sircar
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Prioritising the importance of the content, critically acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shoojit Sircar on Friday said the money spent on extensive marketing should rather be used for something else.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Infosys building $25-million education centre in US
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Infosys began constructing its US Education Centre at Indianapolis in mid-west Indiana state for its employees at a cost of $35 million (Rs 252 crore), said the global software major on Friday night.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Britain share assessment of global terror threats
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, India and Britain on Friday shared their assessment of terror threats across the world, including cross-border terrorism in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region during the 12th Meeting of India-UK Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism here.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy
You must give it back to the society or a country says Twinkle Khanna
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress-writer-producer Twnikle Khanna has said that every individual must give it back to the society or their country "otherwise they would be just an animal roaming around."
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
JNU has cut library budget to one-fourth, claims students union
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) on Friday alleged that the university has slashed its library budget from Rs 8 crore to less than Rs 2 crore and doesn't have funds to renew the subscription of e-journals, a crucial tool for research.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Railway minister Piyush Goel heckled in Lucknow
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was heckled at an event in the state capital on Friday evening after he made some remarks on a senior functionary of the Northern Railways Men's Union.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahindra to increase price of 'Marazzo' from January
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Mahindra & Mahindra on Friday announced that from January 1, 2019, it will increase the price of its multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) "Marazzo" by Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chaos, brawls in Sri Lankan parliament over divisive no-confidence vote
Colombo, Nov 16 (IANS) Brewing tensions in Sri Lanka's Parliament over a no-confidence motion against the country's newly appointed prime minister boiled over to an all-out brawl between lawmakers on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cyclone Gaja: Modi assures all possible help to TN
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and assured all possible help from the Central government to the state that has been battered by Cyclone Gaja.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Venezuela stymies Japan's winning streak
Oita (Japan), Nov 16 (IANS) A late equaliser scored by midfielder Tomas Rincon secured a 1-1 tie for Venezuela against host Japan in a friendly football match on Friday, which ended the Asian team's winning streak.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Football
Petrucci fastest in Valencia MotoGP's 2nd free practice
Valencia (Spain), Nov 16 (IANS) Danilo Petrucci of Italy (Alma Pramac Racing) on Friday set the pace in the second free practice for the Valencia Moto Grand Prix, however the Spaniard Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) is still the fastest in the overall standings after the two sessions.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Modi government squandered national interest in Rafale deal: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday questioned the Modi government's "silence" on the "fresh evidence" in the Rafale "scam" and said it is a precursor "of the storm which they are about to face."
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PKL-6: Gujarat open home leg with handsome win over Bengal
Ahmedabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Gujarat Fortunegiants got off to a flying start to their home leg as they crushed Bengal Warriors 35-23 in an inter-zonal clash of the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 at The Arena by Transtadia here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Other Sports
Maternity benefit: Labour Ministry says no 'welfare cess' exists
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after the Women and Child Development ministry said the government will fund 50 per cent salary of 14 weeks to women on maternity leave from the 'labour welfare cess', the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Friday said no such cess exists under them.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
WCD nominates three members of NCW
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Friday said it has nominated three persons as members of the National Commission for Women (NCW).
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Disparity between content-driven, commercial Bollywood films decreasing: Shoojit Sircar
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) National award winning director Shootij Sircar on Friday said the disparity between content-driven festival circuit films and commercial Bollywood is decreasing.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
'102 Not Out' heads for China
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor's "102 Not Out" will release in China on November 30, marking Sony Pictures Entertainment India's foray into the China market.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Insurance firms told to settle claims on crop loss soon
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) Chairman Subhash Chandra Khuntia on Friday urged the state-run insurance companies to settle claims of farmers on crop loss at the earliest.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
BJP MP targets Naidu for barring CBI
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) BJP's Rajya Sabha MP GVL Narsimha Rao on Friday hit out at Andhra Pradesh government for barring the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from conducting raids in the state, calling it a "mala fide exercise to protect the corrupt".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FIIs to stage a strong comeback, says Assocham
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) on Friday said it expects foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to "stage a strong comeback" owing to the strengthening rupee, low inflation along with weakening oil prices.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Innovation needed to cut agricultural wastage: Suresh Prabhu
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said that India requires innovation in agriculture in order to minimize wastage of argicultural produce which amounts to almost 30 per cent of the total output.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Centre changing functioning of institutions, alleges Mamata
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking a dig at the BJP for changing names of the cities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Narendra Modi-led NDA government of trying to change the functioning of autonomous institutions like the RBI and the CBI.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Odisha discoms to disconnect power during elephant movement
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) The Odisha government has asked the power distribution companies (discoms) to disconnect power supply in elephant corridors during the movement of pachyderms, said an official on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's Forex reserves decline $121.2 mn
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves declined by $121.2 million during the week ended November 9, official data showed on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fake degree in BJP's DNA, shortcut to ministry: Rahul
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking pot-shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Smriti Irani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said "fake degrees" are a shortcut to ministerial births.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
N-E development must not be piecemeal: Arunachal Governor
Itanagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier (Retired) B.D. Mishra said the development of the eight northeastern states must not be piecemeal but with an integrated approach.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Office space leasing at 36.4 mn sq.ft during Jan-Sep: Report
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Total area of office space leased out across major cities in the country during the January-September period in 2018 stood at 36.4 million square feet, 26 per cent higher on a year-on-year basis, a Colliers International report said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, China put trust on youth to boost bilateral ties
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India and China on Friday said that youth of the two countries will play a pivotal role in deepening future bilateral relations and enhancing people-to-people ties.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Education
ADB to lend $300 mn to boost infra funding by IIFCL
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday signed a $300-million loan agreement to support state-run India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) that provides long-term finance to infrastructure projects.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Satyarthi meets Pope seeking law against online child sexual abuse
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi met Pope Francis at Vatican seeking support for a new legally binding International law against 'online child sexual abuse', a statement said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Omar flays lawyer's remark on Kathua rape victim's parents
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday took exception to the remark by lawyer Deepika Rajawat on the Kathua rape and murder victim's parents.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Moroccan King, French President inaugurate Africa's first high-speed train
Rabat, Nov 16 (IANS) "Al Boraq", Africa's first high-speed railway linking the two major economic centres of Tangier and Casablanca, was jointly inaugurated by Morocco's King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron, the Moroccan embassy has said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy
Post-tigress killing fracas, BJP minister keeps off alliance efforts with Sena
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Peeved over the massive fallout of the killing of tigress Avni (T1), Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Friday said he has decided to withdraw from the reconciliation efforts for an alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Frost, Defourny share honours on Day 1 of MRF Challenge
Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) Danial Frost from Singapore and Belgian Max Defourny scored a race and a podium apiece to open their accounts in the first round of MRF Challenge at the Dubai Autodrome, here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Motorsports
Prefer opposition than alliance with Congress or BJP: Mayawati
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Asserting that her alliance with Ajit Jogi's party will get a majority in Chhattisgarh, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati on Friday said she will prefer sitting in the opposition to supporting the Congress or BJP in an adverse situation.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women's boxing worlds: Debutant Manisha stuns title contender
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Manisha Moun punched way above her weight to outshine Christina Cruz of the United States in a unanimous 5:0 decision to move into the 54 kg pre-quarterfinals at the 10th AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SC to begin hearing on RBI's circular on insolvency proceedings
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme court on Friday said it would commence from November 28 hearing on a batch of petitions contesting February 12, 2018, Reserve Bank of India 's circular spelling revised framework for initiation of insolvency proceedings against defaulting companies without any delay.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Cultural festival Jashn-e-Adab to kick off from Nov 23
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) One of the biggest language and poetry festivals in the Urdu and Hindi genre, Jashn-e-Adab, will kick off its seventh edition in the national capital from November 23.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
SC seeks Karnataka local body's response over stray dog killings
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of Karnataka's Sakleshpur municipality to a contempt petition alleging the killing of about 350 stray dogs in violation of the top court's 2015 order.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath promises better roads, infrastructure in Mizoram
Aizawl, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the condition of roads in the northeastern states has worsened under the Congress rule and promised development of Mizoram if BJP comes to power in the state in the November 28 polls.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Infosys joint venture with Temasek gets going in Singapore
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Infosys had completed forming a joint venture (JV) with the Singapore-based global investment firm Temasek to service its clients across South East Asia in the digital space, said the software major on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
NGT allows construction of Noida hospital, but orders planting 1,500 trees for lost green cover
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Refusing to interfere with the construction of Kailash Hospital in Noida, the NGT in an order released on Friday said it did not find any "illegality in environmental laws", but ordered water harvesting and planting 1,500 trees for "loss of green cover".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
212 films from 68 countries to be screened at IFFI 2018
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) The upcoming International Film Festival of India, scheduled to be held in Goa, will be screening 212 films from 68 countries, an organiser said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Indian health-fitness app start-up forays into Malaysia
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) As part of its overseas geographic expansion into southeast Asia, Indian health and fitness app, HealthifyMe, has forayed into Malaysia to offer its services including diet and fitness plans, said a top official on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology,Health/Medicine
Shirdi temple head booked for alleged molestation, absconds
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 16 (IANS) The Shirdi Police have booked the head of the Saibaba Temple run by Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) for alleged molestation on a complaint filed by a devotee, an official said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
T.M. Krishna to perform in Delhi on Saturday
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A concert featuring Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna, which was postponed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) reportedly following vicious trolling on social media by rightwing elements, will now be held here on Saturday under the aegis of the Delhi government.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Paddler Manav assures U-21 singles bronze in Belarus Open
Minsk, Nov 16 (IANS) Indias prodigious young paddler Manav Vikash Thakkar scored an easy 3-0 victory over Russias Lev Katsman in the quarter-finals to assure himself a place in the last four and at least a bronze medal in the U-21 men's singles category of the ITTF Challenge Belgosstrakh Belarus Open here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Belarus,Sports,Other Sports
Israel to hold early elections
Jerusalem, Nov 16 (IANS) Israel will hold early elections, it was announced here on Friday after a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Naftali Bennett.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Not possible to impose Emergency-like press censorship today: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Rejecting the criticism that the government was curtailing free speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that it was not possible to impose Emergency-like restrictions on press freedom thanks to modern technology that provides multiple platforms to citizens to express their views.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Funeral prayer held for Khashoggi in Istanbul
Istanbul, Nov 16 (IANS) A funeral prayer was held here on Friday for the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund situated on government land, HC told
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The government on Friday told the Delhi High Court that Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund (JNMF) is situated on the government land since its inception in 1964.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Human Interest/Society
BIC all set to host JKNRC finale this weekend (Preview)
Greater Noida, Nov 16 (IANS) All roads for racing aficionados in Delhi-NCR will lead to the Buddh International Circuit over the weekend as the curtain goes up on the grand finale of the 21st JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Motorsports
Marquez sets pace in rain-hit 1st free practice for Valencia MotoGP
Valencia, Nov 16 (IANS) Spanish rider Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) on Friday posted the fastest lap in the first free practice for the Valencia Moto Grand Prix, which was halted for a few minutes due to heavy rain.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Woman-son killed, faces burnt with acid in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Nov 16 (IANS) Unidentified criminals killed a 27-year-old woman and her six-year-old son and burnt their faces with acid in Jharkhand's Lohardagga district on Friday, police said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Myanmar detains Rohingyas fleeing to Malaysia by boat
Kyauktan (Myanmar), Nov 16 (IANS) Dozens of Rohingyas were detained by the Myanmar police on Friday after they came ashore in the country's Kyauktan region.
2018-11-16
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
India developing systems against ballistic missiles of more capability: Nambiar
Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) Noting that that Russian-made S-400 Triumf missile system is one of the most advanced air defence systems, Eastern Air Command Chief, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on Friday said India is also developing systems to defend itself against ballistic missiles of more capability.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Global cues, fund influx buoy equity indices; telecom stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Broadly positive global markets, influx of foreign funds and healthy macro-economic trade data lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
My daughter is an incredible life lesson for me: Soha Ali Khan
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan says being a mother has made her stronger, and that her daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu has given her an incredible life lesson.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No applications for EDM festival in Goa this Dec: Minister
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) Not a single application has been received for hosting an electronic dance music (EDM) festival in Goa this year-end, state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Chennai athletes dominated RFYS with 23 golds
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Chennai athletes completed their dominance in the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Athletics Championship, winning six gold, five silver and four bronze medals on the last day, taking their overall tally to an impressive 23 gold, 23 silver and 14 bronze.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
No proposal made for Jet, only preliminary talks: Tata Sons
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group firms, on Friday said discussions on acquiring a stake in the financially troubled Jet Airways have been at a preliminary stage and that no such proposal has been made so far.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Air quality dips despite winds and favourable weather
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Despite good winds and almost favourable weather, the air quality of the national capital and areas around it deteriorated on Friday to 'very-poor' level against 'moderate' a day before.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trupti Desai decides to return but 'will be back before Sabarimala season ends' (Roundup)
Kochi, Nov 16 (IANS) Gender activist Trupti Desai and six other women, who flew into Kochi on Friday to pray at the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala but were forced to remain at the airport for 13 hours, said late evening that she is returning, but vowed to be back before January 20, when the temple doors close.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
A taste of Belgian fashion in Mumbai
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Belgian fashion designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard and Shuting Qiu, a graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, showcased their creations at an event, where music, fashion and food brought an essence of Belgium to Mumbai.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Government approves three new projects under Nirbhaya Fund
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The government on Friday approved three new proposals - fast-track special courts, procurement of forensic kits in sexual assault cases and setting up video surveillance system at 50 railway stations under the Nirbhaya Fund.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
May fights for survival, urges unity amid Brexit turbulence
London, Nov 16 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday appealed to her Cabinet to stick together as she battled to cling onto her job, a day after a wave of resignations thrust her terms for a departure from the EU into jeopardy.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Kejriwal backs Naidu on barring CBI officials; also advises IT ban
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Backing the Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh on barring the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from conducting raids in the state, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his counterpart should not allow even the Income Tax Department in the state.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Digital media a challenge to print media: Himachal CM
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday said the digital media has posed a big challenge to the print media.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Media,Politics
NSUI demands fresh DUSU election
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Friday demanded that the Delhi University Vice Chancellor order fresh elections for the Students' Union.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Ali Fazal's personal connection with 'Mirzapur' (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who will soon be seen in "Mirzapur", has a personal connection with the web series.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistani government official goes missing
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) A Pakistani government official of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been missing from the capital, officials said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Army Commander applauds goodwill schools in J&K
Jammu, Nov 16 (IANS) Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer commanding in chief (GoC-in-C), Northern Command on Friday applauded Army Goodwill Schools in Jammu and Kashmir for the excellent work these institutions have been doing.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Education
China backs second Trump-Kim summit
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) China on Friday said it supports the proposed second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next year.
2018-11-16
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Court agrees to hear criminal defamation complaint against Tharoor
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday agreed to hear criminal defamation complaint against Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor for his comment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "a scorpion seated on a Shiv-ling".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cyclone Gaja kills 13, leaves trail of destruction in TN (Roundup)
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) A severe cyclonic storm Gaja battered the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, leaving at least 13 people and several livestock dead and a trail of destruction in several districts.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
US court filing cites charges against Assange
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) A pair of references to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a major target of the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US election, in an unrelated court filing reveals the US government efforts to charge him, the media reported on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Badminton: Srikanth, Sameer crash out of Hong Kong Open
Kowloon (Hong Kong), Nov 16 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma lost their respective men's singles quarter-final matches to bow out of the Hong Kong Open here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
India's first elephant hospital opens in Mathura
Mathura/Agra Nov 16 (IANS) India's first specialized hospital for elephants was on Friday formally opened by Agra Divisional Commissioner Anil Kumar at Farah block's Churmura village.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Spain's injured captain Ramos leaves team, to undergo medical review
Zagreb, Nov 16 (IANS) Spanish national football team captain and defender Sergio Ramos, who flew back to Madrid following international duty, is set to undergo medical scans for an apparent groin injury Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Croatia,Sports,Football
Former Himachal official shoots self
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Chairperson Chandra Mohan Sharma allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence here, police said on Friday. He was 67.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two-month-long Sabarimala festival begins amid tight security
Sabarimala , Nov 16 (IANS) The two-month-long festival season at the famed Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple in Kerala kicked off on Friday with the opening of the temple doors at 5 p.m amidst unprecedented security and new guidelines from the police for the pilgrims.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
How Twitter contributes to 'social jet lag'
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) People's social media usage, which largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars, is causing a huge amount of "social jet lag" and disrupting their biological clocks, reveals a study that analysed patterns of activity on the social media platform Twitter.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
No proposal made for Jet; talks at preliminary stage: Tata Sons
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group firms, on Friday said discussions on acquiring a stake in the financially troubled Jet Airways have been at a preliminary stage and that no such proposal has been made so far.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sri Lanka MPs hurl chilli powder, chairs in Parliament commotion
Colombo, Nov 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Parliament was disrupted for the second day on Friday with MPs allied to disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa throwing chilli powder at opposing MPs and hurling chairs at police officers even as the Assembly passed another no-confidence motion dismissing his government for the second time this week.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
CBI chief Verma told to respond to CVC report on him
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday told CBI Director Alok Verma 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
Skin care rules for men this winter
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Men nowadays have become equally conscious and cognisant of their skin. However, it is important to take steps wisely.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vibrant Gujarat 2019 to focus on trade, exports from Gujarat
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat summit would focus more on trade and commerce, along with investments, Manoj Kumar Das, Principal Secretary to the Gujarat Chief Minister, said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DTC's student passes now valid in AC buses also
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on Friday allowed the students to use their concessional pass in air-conditioned buses as part of its efforts to decongest the roads by encouraging them to travel by public transport.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Johnny Depp was very gentle with me: Alison Sudol
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Alison Sudol was nervous about shooting with Johnny Depp, but her nervousness went out of the window when she met him on the sets of the "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". The actress says he immediately put her at ease.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Badal questioned by SIT on sacrilege, firing incidents
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was on Friday questioned by a Special Investigation Team of Punjab Police which is investigating incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and the subsequent firing on protesters in 2015.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Gaja cyclone: Rajnath promises all help to Tamil Nadu
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Friday took stock of the situation in Tamil Nadu where severe cyclonic storm Gaja has battered coastal areas leaving 11 dead so far, and assured Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami of all possible Central assistance.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress crying over demonetisation as it has lost money: Modi
Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the Congress and the Gandhi family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Gandhis are crying even two years after demonetisation as they have "lost" ill-gotten money.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
India face stern test vs Australia in World T20 (Preview)
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 16 (IANS) Having already qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC World T20, India will be up for some real test when they take on a mighty Australia in an inconsequential tie at the Providence Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
President to embark on maiden visit to Vietnam, Australia
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a week-long visit to Vietnam and Australia beginning Sunday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Apple allows third-party app integration to its video editing software
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Apple has introduced third-party workflow extensions and a host of new features for professional video creators in its update to "Final Cut Pro X" -- its professional video-editing programme.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Madhu Chopra in Jodhpur to check Priyanka-Nick's wedding preps
Jodhpur, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra's mother Madhu landed here to check on the wedding preparations for her daughter, who is set to marry American singer beau Nick Jonas.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Du Plessis signals T20I retirement post 2020 World T20
Brisbane, Nov 16 (IANS) South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis on Friday signalled the 2020 ICC World T20 in Australia as his possible swansong from T20 internationals.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Zomato appoints Global Head for its new event-driven vertical
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Food ordering app Zomato on Friday announced the appointment of Chaitanya Mathur as the Global Head for Zomato Live -- a new event-driven vertical of the company.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Social media ups negative perception of bodies in girls
Toronto, Nov 16 (IANS) While social media like Facebook and Instagram blurs the difference between reality and fantasy, how young women interact with online images can affect the way they feel about their own bodies, say researchers.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion
I-League: Sandro double strike helps Chennai beat Aizawl
Aizwal, Nov 16 (IANS) Chennai City FC extended their lead at the top of the I-League standings, getting their fourth win as Sandro Rodriguezs two second half strikes helped them beat hosts Aizawl FC 2-1 here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Nothing can stop construction of Ram temple: UP Minister
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister of Irrigation Dharampal Singh on Friday said no power can stop a grand Ram temple from being constructed in Ayodhya and that no new law is required to be enacted for the temple.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
T.M. Krishna likens art to activism, calls for its politicisation
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna, who is at the centre of a controversy following the postponement of his scheduled concert by Airports Authority of India (AAI) in the wake of vicious trolling by right-wing elements on social media, equated art to activism on Friday and called for its politicisation.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
India squad for Futsal U-20 meet announced
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Futsal association of India on Friday announced the squad for the AsociaciĆ³n Mundial de Futsal (AMF) Futsal U-20 Championships to be held in Valledupar, Columbia.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Former Himachal official shoots self
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Chairperson Chandra Mohan Sharma allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence here, police said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Steep rise in government data requests from India: Facebook report
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Facebook has recorded 16,580 data requests from the Indian government in the first six months of 2018 -- a steep rise compared to a total of 22,024 requests in the full year of 2017 and 13,613 in 2016.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Indian surgeons' body elects new president
Hyderabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Eminent breast cancer surgeon P. Raghu Ram has been elected as the President of The Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), which represents the surgical fraternity across the country.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Netanyahu announces investment in areas near Gaza after criticism
Jerusalem, Nov 16 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allocated $135 million for communities near the Gaza Strip, which have been affected by the firing of rockets from the enclave, after Israeli residents criticized the acceptance of a ceasefire there, authorities said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian national arrested for raping minor in Nepal
Kathmandu, Nov 16 (IANS) A 22-year-old Indian national has been arrested by the police in Nepal's Palpa district on the charge of raping a seven-year-old girl.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Actors definitely grab a whole lot of eyeballs: Kunal Rawal
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Designer Kunal Rawal says actors grab a whole lot of eyeballs and they help in boosting a designer's label.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ex-Philippines dictator's wife released after posting bail
Manila, Nov 16 (IANS) The widow of former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos was released on bail on Friday after paying a 150,000 pesos ($2,850) fine imposed by the country's anti-corruption court Sandiganbayan.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi challenges Congress to appoint a non-Gandhi as its chief
Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), Nov 16 (IANS) Exploiting to the hilt Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's remarks that a "Chaiwala" (tea-seller) became Prime Minister because of Jawaharlal Nehru's commitment to democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress challenging it to appoint a non-Gandhi as party president for five years.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics
Gulshan Devaiah did action scenes despite knee surgery
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah shot for intense action scenes in Vasan Bala's "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" despite having undergone a knee surgery. He says he had to be extra careful as there was a greater risk involved.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul goes ballistic against Modi, MP CM
Deori/Seoni (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Flaying Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inflicting the "biggest scam" on the nation in the form of demonetisation, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday assured the people of Madhya Pradesh that his party, if voted to power, would waive farm loans and turn the state into Indias agriculture hub.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Steep rise in government data requests from India in 2018 first half: Facebook
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Facebook has recorded 16,580 data requests from the Indian government in the first six months of 2018 -- a steep rise compared to a total of 22,024 requests in the full year of 2017 and 13,613 in 2016.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
India Inc investment in foreign ventures falls 10% in October
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Indian companies' investment in their overseas ventures continued to be less than the year-ago period for the 19th month in a row as it fell 10.5 per cent to $1.76 billion in October, Reserve Bank data showed.
2018-11-16
Category: International, India,Business/Economy
Sensex gains nearly 200 points; telecom stocks rise
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Broadly positive global markets, healthy macro-economic trade data and a slight recovery in the rupee aided the barometer S&P BSE Sensex to end with gains close to 200 points.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Motorola updates its 'One Power' smartphone with Android 9 Pie
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Lenovo-owned Chinese smartphone company Motorola on Friday announced that it has started rolling out the Android 9 Pie software over-the-air (OTA) update to its "One Power" smartphone, replacing Android Oreo.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Writers are most important ingredient in filmmaking: Big B
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son of late celebrated poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, says writers are the most important part of the filmmaking process.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
65 killed in California wildfires, 631 missing
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) The death toll from the destructive wildfires in California has increased to 65 while 631 people were reported missing, authorities said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
India will pursue own interest in Indo-Pacific: Indian envoy in Beijing
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) India will look at its own interest in the Indo-Pacific region where China and the US are vying for influence, India's envoy Gautam Bambawale has said here.
2018-11-16
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India has Rs 1,500 cr bank guarantee on offsets in Rafale deal
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India has secured a bank guarantee for about Rs 1,500 crore from Dassault in the Rafale jet deal as a safeguard against any violations of the offset policy prepared in accordance with the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), a leading financial daily said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Andhra bars CBI officials from entering state without permission
Amaravati, Nov 16 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, THE Andhra Pradesh government has barred the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from conducting raids or carrying out investigations in the state without its permission.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Stalin appreciates TN Disaster Management Authority
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin appreciated the Tamil Nadu Disaster Management Authority (TNDMA) for its actions to tackle cyclone Gaja that battered several coastal districts on Friday morning.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
CBI books ex-PNB Deputy Manager in disproportionate assets case
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) The CBI on Friday said that it has registered a case of disproportionate assets against Gokulnath Shetty, the former Punjab National Bank Deputy Manager who allegedly facilitated the Rs 13,500 crore scam involving fugitive diamataires Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gender activist Trupti holed up at Kochi airport
Kochi, Nov 16 (IANS) Gender activist Trupti Desai and six other women flew into Kochi on Friday to pray at the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala but were forced to remain in the airport for hours as hundreds of BJP and Hindu activists blocked their exit.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Your genes make you tea or coffee lover: Study
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) Are you a tea or coffee person? The answer may lie in your genetic predisposition towards bitter tastes, say researchers.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Mohiniattam maestro Kanak Rele named for Birla Kala Shikhar award
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Renowned classical danseuse-cum-scholar and exponent of Mohiniattam dance form, Kanak Rele will be honoured with this year's 'Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Award for Lifetime Achievement', an official said here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Actor Varun Sharma gets sweaters for strays
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor Varun Sharma bought sweaters and socks for stray dogs here. He hopes that it helps them survive the harsh winter.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Mishing' is an effort to preserve Sherdukpen language: Assamese filmmaker
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Award-winning Assamese filmmaker Bobby Sarma Baruah said her movie 'Mishing' (The Apparition) is an attempt to preserve Arunachal Pradesh's Sherdukpen dialect which is on the verge of extinction.
2018-11-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
'Ben Is Back' will release in India on December 7
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Julia Roberts-starrer "Ben Is Back", in which she plays a mother to a drug addict son, will hit the screens in India on December 7.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Aadesh Shrivastava's son seeks Big B's blessings before single's launch
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Late singer-composer Aadesh Shrivastava's 21-year-old son Avitesh sought megastar Amitabh Bachchan's blessings ahead of the launch of his single "Main Hua Tera".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Seven policemen injured in Kashmir accident
Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Seven policemen were injured when a vehicle carrying them turned turtle in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ramayana and Mahabharata have identical themes and history: Devdutt Pattanaik
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Popular belief has it that the Ramayana is idealistic while the Mahabharata is realistic but these two epics have "identical building blocks, themes, and history," says writer-mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik, whose new book "Ramayana Versus Mahabharata: My Playful Comparison" is all set for release later this month.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Winter session of Odisha Assembly begins
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) The winter session of the Odisha Assembly began on a stormy note on Friday as members of the opposition Congress created a ruckus over farmers' issue.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Sikh asylum cases see big spurt as Canada acknowledges revival of separatism (IANS Exclusive)
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) The number of asylum seekers in Canada from India, a majority of them Sikhs, has soared by over 300 per cent in the past two years alone, with the Canadian government agencies acknowledging "renewed support for separatism in the Punjab region".
2018-11-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Softbank Vision Fund pumps $300 mn in Automation Anywhere
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) California-based Enterprise software provider Automation Anywhere on Friday announced that it has raised $300 million from the SoftBank Group's Saudi Arabia-backed Vision Fund.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce preterm birth risk: Study
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births, says a new research.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Vested interests trying to fail India's first engine-less train: Official
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Vested interests are trying to "fail" India's first locomotive- less train or Train 18, a top official said on Friday, adding there was nothing to worry about the glitches that occurred during a trial run.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Tesla acquires trucking firms to deliver Model 3 on time: Musk
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) Tesla has acquired trucking companies to ensure early delivery of Model 3 and help buyers get tax credits by the end of the year, the electric car company's CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
India revokes 25 NRI men's passports over marital discord
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian government has revoked the passports of 25 men living abroad for abandoning their spouses in India, a Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) official said on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
N. Korea to expel detained US citizen
Pyongyang, Nov 16 (IANS) North Korea has said it will deport a US citizen who was detained in October after entering illegally from China, Pyongyang state media reported on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, North Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Artist paints a stay-at-home woman's dreamland
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Bold brushstrokes by artist Arpita Chandra conjure up a dreamland in her ongoing solo exhibition "Dream" here, narrating the tale of women who might be physically at home, but their imagination runs wild and unrestrained.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
How to take care of your garden tools
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Taking good care of your garden tools will make them last longer and will also make them work better for you in the garden. During the winter season when you are putting your garden to bed, is the right time to get your tools cleaned up and in good condition so that they are ready to start working for you in the summer and spring season.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's GSAT-29 communication satellite pushed higher into orbit
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) India's latest communication satellite, GSAT-29, was pushed further upwards towards its intended spot on Friday morning, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Congress does not want to credit people for choosing 'chaiwala' PM: Modi
Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), Nov 16 (IANS) Exploiting to the hilt Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's recent remarks that a "chaiwala" became PM because of Jawaharlal Nehru's commitment to democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress saying it was not ready to credit people for this but only a dynasty.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Chhattisgarh,National,Politics
AIR sexual harassment: NCW seeks Prasar Bharti, I&B reports
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The National Commission for Women has written to Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi S. Vempati and Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare seeking a report on the developments in the sexual harassment cases in All India Radio (AIR).
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brothers murder sister, cousin in Pakistan 'honour killing'
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Two men killed their 15-year-old sister and cousin on Friday in Shangla district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in a suspected case of honour killing, the police said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Riga Marathon awarded IAAF Gold Label
Riga, Nov 16 (IANS) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has awarded the Gold Label to the Lattelecom Riga Marathon as one of the world's leading road races, organisers of the Riga Marathon said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Latvia,Sports,Athletics
Over 6 mn '8X' smartphones sold globally: Honor
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei's online focused sub-brand Honor on Friday announced that it sold over 6 million units of the recently launched "Honor 8X" globally, becoming the top "Singles Day" performer in terms of sales volume and revenue under the smartphone category.
2018-11-16
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Rahul targets Modi, MP CM
Deori (Madhya Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetization, calling it the "biggest scam" in the country, and attacked the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh over corruption and unemployment.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bangladesh continues efforts to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar
Dhaka, Nov 16 (IANS) Bangladesh on Friday continued its efforts to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar after a failed attempt the day before because none were willing to return.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Bohemian Rhapsody': Endearing, but not a great Freddy Mercury biopic (Movie Review)
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: ***
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Responsible media vital for nation building: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) On the occasion of National Press Day, Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on Friday said that a responsible and objective media was one of the most important institutions for nation building.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Peng Shuai in last eight at Houston tennis
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) China's former number 1 Peng Shuai rallied to beat Swiss player and top seed Belinda Bencic 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round to reach the quarterfinals of the Houston tennis tournament.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
River captain Ponzio to return for Libertadores decider
Buenos Aires, Nov 16 (IANS) River Plate captain Leonardo Ponzio will be fit to play in next week's second leg of the Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors after recovering from a leg injury, coach Marcelo Gallardo said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Cybersecurity conference to discuss attacks on governments, industries
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Speakers at the AVAR 2018 international cyber security conference will discuss advanced persistent targeted attacks on governments and industries to security for smart cars in the Internet of Things (IoT), said a city-based cyber security major.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Australia goes to WTO over India's sugar subsidy
Canberra, Nov 16 (IANS) Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham on Friday announced that his country was taking legal action against India at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over its sugar subsidy scheme which he said has the global market in a spin and risks pushing many Australian growers beyond the financial point of no return.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Internet as powerful as nuclear bomb: John C. Reilly
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Actor John C. Reilly feels Internet is the central issue of our time, and says it was exciting to address several concerns around it through a "fun and entertaining" story with "Ralph Breaks the Internet".
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Raja Bhaiyya announces new political party
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Raghraj Pratap Singh aka Raja Bhaiyya, an Independent legislator from Kunda, on Friday announced the formation of a new political party in Uttar Pradesh which will contest the next Lok Sabha polls.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Internacional keep alive Brazil Serie A title hopes
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Brazil international striker Leandro Damiao scored one goal and set up another as Internacional kept alive their Brazilian Serie A title hopes with a 2-0 victory over America Mineiro.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Sabarimala protests: Gender activist Trupti Desai still at Kochi 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, were still at the airport after almost eight hours.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ecuador beat Peru 2-0 in friendly
Lima, Nov 16 (IANS) Second-half goals from Antonio Valencia and Enner Valencia gave Ecuador a 2-0 victory over Peru in their international friendly here.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
Batshuayi leads Belgium 2-0 over Iceland
Brussels, Nov 16 (IANS) Michy Batshuayi had a brace to lead Belgium to a 2-0 win over Iceland in a UEFA Nations League contest.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Shuttler Srikanth crashes out of Hong Kong Open
Kowloon (Hong Kong), Nov 16 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles quarter-final match to bow out out of the Hong Kong Open here on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
Sensex up 160 points on rupee recovery, healthy trade data
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Broadly positive global markets, healthy macro-economic trade data along with a slight recovery in rupee guided the advances in the key Indian equity indices during the afternoon trade session on Friday.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Xiaomi cuts prices of 5 smartphones in India
Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Friday announced that it was permanently cutting the prices of five of its handsets in India, a day after the International Data Corporation (IDC) declared that the company was the market leader in the third quarter of 2018 in the country.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Large meteorite impact crater found beneath Greenland ice sheet
London, Nov 16 (IANS) An international team of researchers has unearthed a large meteorite impact crater under more than a half-mile of ice in northwestern Greenland's Hiawatha Glacier.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Where data sits is irrelevant as its ownership is the key: Jack Dorsey (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Stressing that data localization is an irrelevant debate in an era of Cloud, the deliberations must be in the direction of how people own and control their data, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
India Fashion Week to launch Gen-Z, a platform for budding designers
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The India Fashion Week, in its Autumn Winter'19 season to be held here next year, will launch Gen-Z, a dedicated platform for budding designers from the country.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Netflix likely to embrace ads like YouTube soon'
San Francisco, Nov 16 (IANS) US' leading media streaming service provider Netflix Inc. is likely to embrace advertisements as it aims to compete head-to-head with streaming giant YouTube, an expert said.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Federer cruises past Anderson to reach last-4 of ATP Finals
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Roger Federer booked his place in the last four of the ATP Finals, tennis' elite season-ending event, with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over big-serving South African Kevin Anderson.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Modi stops briefly at Varanasi
Varanasi, Nov 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday briefly stopped at his parliamentary constituency here in Uttar Pradesh on his way to poll-bound Chhattisgarh, an official said.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
19-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant to get high
Amsterdam, Nov 16 (IANS) A 19-year-old recovering drug addict died after inhaling deodorant in an attempt to get high, doctors who treated him in the Netherlands have revealed in a case report to highlight the fatal consequences of inhaling chemicals.
2018-11-16
Category: International, Netherlands,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
T.M. Krishna to perform in Delhi on Saturday
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A concert featuring Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna, which was postponed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in controversial circumstances following vicious trolling on social media by rightwing elements, will now be held here on Saturday under the aegis of the Delhi government.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Ex-army officer forays into Bollywood to tell 'lost stories' of war heroes
Jaipur, Nov 16 (IANS) With the heroic stories of soldiers losing their sheen by getting lost with the passage of time, a former Army officer has forayed into Bollywood with a production house, aiming to serve such legendary stories to the masses.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Donald Trump is inspiring hate: Actress Katherine Waterston (IANS Interview)
Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) Katherine Waterston gets scared when she sees leaders around the world manipulating people to create a divide. The "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" actress says US President Donald Trump is inspiring hate, and so are a lot of other leaders globally.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,Politics,IANS Life
Gaja cyclone hits Tamil Nadu, leaves 11 dead
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) A severe cyclonic storm, Gaja, battered the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, leaving at least 11 people dead and causing widespread destruction.
2018-11-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Don't want to be stressed: Cheryl
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Discussing her battle with anxiety and life as a mother left singer Cheryl glowing. She says she doesn't want to be stressed in any way.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nick Knowles is single
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Television presenter and music artiste Nick Knowles has been linked to a plethora of women over recent months, two years since his split from wife Jessica Moor. Now he says he is single.
2018-11-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
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

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