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Ex-US NSA's lawyers not sharing information with Trump team
Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's lawyers have told other defence lawyers in the ongoing Russia probe, including President Donald Trump's legal team, that they were no longer able to share information, the media reported.
2017-11-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Real Madrid players receive new Audis
Madrid, Nov 24 (IANS) Real Madrid players have received new cars from luxury automaker Audi.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Canadian showbiz to have code of conduct over sexual harassment
Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) In the wake of the numerous ongoing sexual assault allegations in Hollywood, the Canadian film and TV industry has jointly decided to introduce a code of conduct to end sexual harassment on and away from movie and TV sets.
2017-11-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe President
Harare, Nov 24 (IANS) Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's President on Friday, marking the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year reign.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
French captain selects Gasquet for Davis Cup doubles final
Paris, Nov 24 (IANS) French tennis captain Yannick Noah has surprisingly chosen Richard Gasquet to partner with Pierre-Hugues Herbert for the Davis Cup final against Belgium this weekend.
2017-11-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
'Tikli And Laxmi Bomb' is a fun film: Director
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Writer Aditya Kripalani, who has directed and co-produced a film on his own book "Tikli And Laxmi Bomb", says it is a fun film highlighting the revolution of the sex trade.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I would like to go back to Corinthians: Marquinhos
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 24 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) central defender Marquinhos has revealed a desire to return to his original football club Corinthians before ending his professional career.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Lovato, Disney sued for copying 'Let it go'
Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato, actress Idina Menzel and production banner Disney have been sued by rapper Jaime Ciero, who claims the popular song "Let it go" from 2013 film "Frozen" was ripped off from his single "Volar".
2017-11-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bayern's Robben, Thiago sidelined with injuries
Berlin, Nov 24 (IANS) Bayern Munich midfielders Arjen Robben and Thiago Alcantra will spend some time at the sidelines after suffering injuries, the German football giants confirmed in an official statement.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Me too: Uma Thurman on Weinstein scandal
Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Actress Uma Thurman has broken her silence on the issue of sexual assault allegations concerning Harvey Weinstein, hinting that she herself was a victim of the Hollywood producer.
2017-11-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
By-election in R.K. Nagar on Dec 21: EC
New Delhi/Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday announced by-election to the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu on December 21, a day after it allotted the AIADMK's "two leaves" symbol to the ruling faction headed by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ayushmann's next titled 'Badhai Ho'
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana will be next seen in Junglee Pictures' "Badhai Ho".
2017-11-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Teenagers kill man in Delhi bus
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A 25-year-old man was killed by a group of four or five school students in a moving bus here over a row over a stolen mobile phone, police said on Friday.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Robinho sentenced to nine years in jail for rape
Milan, Nov 24 (IANS) Brazilian forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for participating in the 2013 gang rape of a woman in Milan.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three killed in Pakistan suicide attack
Islamabad, Nov 24 (IANS) A senior police officer was among three people killed while six others were injured on Friday in a suicide attack in Pakistan's Peshawar city.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Two trapped as Delhi building collapses
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) At least two persons were feared trapped under the debris of a multi-storey building that collapsed here on Friday, police said.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IT, auto stocks lift key Indian equity indices higher
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Value buying in consumer durables, IT and auto stocks lifted the key Indian equity indices during the mid-afternoon session on Friday despite weak global cues.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RIL closes Marcellus shale assets in US sale for $126 mn
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday announced that a subsidiary of its Reliance Holding USA has closed the sale of its upstream Marcellus shale assets in America to BKV Chelsea for $126 million.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Vizeu strike earns Flamengo advantage over Junior
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 24 (IANS) A stunning late strike from Felipe Vizeu gave Brazilian football giants Flamengo a 2-1 victory over Colombia's Junior in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana semi-final here.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Delayed Winter Session from Dec 15 to Jan 5
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The delayed Winter Session of Parliament will begin on December 15 and continue till January 5, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said on Friday.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian music influences artistes globally: French rock band
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Jean-Noel Scherrer, Antoine Baschung, Julien Peultier and Timothee Gerard -- members of French rock band Last Train who are currently on a visit to India -- may be nervous about tasting "spicy food" in the country, but they clear about one thing: Indian music influences artistes globally.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,IANS Life
TN bypoll: R.K.Nagar to vote on Dec 21
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Friday announced that the by-election for Tamil Nadu's Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency will be held on December 21.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Padmavati': Body of man found hanging on Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur
Jaipur, Nov 24 (IANS) The body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging from the outer walls of Nahargarh Fort here on Friday morning, with the message "'Padmavati' ka virodh" - in protest against the film "Padmavati".
2017-11-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bid to speed up major highway projects in Northeast
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Continuing its initiative of reducing projects with the overburdened Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and the resultant delays and cost over-runs, the government is transferring over 2,000 km of upcoming highway projects to the fledgling, state-owned National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL), according to informed sources.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India restrict Sri Lanka to 47/2 at lunch on Day 1
Nagpur, Nov 24 (IANS) India restricted Sri Lanka to 47 for two at lunch on the first day of the second cricket Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Friday.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Jeet Thayil explains top 9 quotes from 'The Book of Chocolate Saints'
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) It has barely been a month since acclaimed poet Jeet Thayil's "The Book of Chocolate Saints" hit the stands, but even in this short period, the novel has made a mark in literary circles.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features,IANS Life
Bungee jumping station soon in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The national capital will soon have its first permanent bungee jumping station, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Friday.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Human Interest/Society
Ghana offers tax breaks to attract education investors
Accra, Nov 24 (IANS) Following the success stories of Indian-owned educational institutions Bluecrest University (formerly NIIT) and IPMC Training in Ghana, other Indian companies can take advantage of the government's decision to offer tax breaks to entrepreneurs to improve the country's education sector.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Ghana,Business/Economy,Education
Protests against 'Padmavati' in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A group of people on Friday staged a protest outside the Azadpur Metro station here against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama "Padmavati".
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Fire in Kolkata factory, no one hurt
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) A massive fire broke out at a rubber factory in the city on Friday, a fire brigade official said. Nobody was injured in the incident.
2017-11-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
'Courting Politics' a much-needed ode to 9 lawyer-politicians
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) One is described as calm as a millpond, another as an "incredible flirt" who terms himself a "sinner with a clean conscience"; then there is a "details lawyer" and another who is "arrogant about his gumption". What binds these four individuals, and five others, together is the fact that they have managed to stride the worlds of law and politics with consummate ease without needing to wear their affiliations on their sleeves.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
The world's laziest people make indolence an art form (The Funny Side)
Lazy dad tip: You can answer any question asked by your child with "Go ask your mama", including "Where's mama?"
2017-11-24
Category: International, India,Features
Of dons, Jodha-Akbar, love and terror (Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Explore the story of Bengaluru's underworld that has been ruled by shrewd and notorious dons; read about the Mughal emporer Akbar and his beloved Jodha in a tale abuzz with political intrigue, personal enmities and hidden rivalry; flick through the story of a boy who has had the best of his days in his undergrad years as the heartthrob of college until he falls for someone; and plunge into a mad adventure around a terror attack at an orphanage.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Thane building collapse: Many feared trapped
Thane (Maharashtra), Nov 24 (IANS) Several persons are feared trapped under the debris of a three-storeyed building which collapsed in Bhiwandi powerloom town on Friday, an official said.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Seth Meyers to host 2018 Golden Globe Awards
Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Comedian Seth Meyers is slated to host the 75th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony on January 7, 2018.
2017-11-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
14 wagons of goods train derail in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (IANS) Hours after 13 coaches of Patna-Vasco Da Gama express derailed near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh, 14 wagons of a goods train carrying coal also derailed in Odisha's Khurda Road, an official said.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Jammu, Srinagar, Leh record season's coldest night
Srinagar, Nov 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu and Leh town in the Ladakh region on Friday witnessed their coldest night of the season so far, the Met said.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mitsubishi Materials shares plunge after fake data scandal
Tokyo, Nov 24 (IANS) Shares of Mitsubishi Materials, a division of one of Japan's biggest conglomerates, plunged over 8 per cent on Friday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after admitting that its subsidiaries had falsified technical specifications of their products.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Japan,Technology,Business/Economy
Eight 'N.korean' men found in Japan coast
Tokyo, Nov 24 (IANS) Eight men claiming to be from N.Korea and a boat was found on the coast of Japan's Akita prefecture, police said on Friday.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Japan,Defence/Security
New Twitter feature to help users save tweets for later
San Francisco, Nov 24 (IANS) Twitter is testing a new feature named "Bookmarks" that will help its 330 million monthly active users privately flag tweets for viewing at ease when they have time.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Asylum seekers removed from former Australian detention centre
Canberra, Nov 24 (IANS) Asylum seekers who were refusing to leave a former Australian-run detention centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have been moved to alternative accommodation, the government in Canberra confirmed on Friday.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights
World's biggest Rasogolla to celebrate GI tag to 'Banglar Rasogolla'
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Days after West Bengal got the Geographical Indication (GI) for "Banglar Rasogolla", two self help groups in Nadia district collaborated to produce a gigantic version of the round syrupy dessert, which they claim to be the world's biggest.
2017-11-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Apple offices raided ahead of iPhone X launch in S.Korea
Seoul, Nov 24 (IANS) Ahead of the "super-premium" iPhone X launch in South Korea, regulators have reportedly raided Apple's offices in Seoul.
2017-11-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
US to send six F-22 fighters to S.Korea
Seoul, Nov 24 (IANS) The US will send six F-22 Raptor fighters for joint air force maneuvers with South Korea in December, a defence spokesperson said here on Friday.
2017-11-24
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Goyal orders probe into Patna-Vasco Da Gama express derailment
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday condoled the death of three passengers, who died after 13 coaches of the Patna-Vasco Da Gama express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Manikpur. He ordered a probe.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Sunken ancient castle discovered in Turkey
Ankara, Nov 24 (IANS) An ancient sunken castle has been discovered in Turkey's Lake Van, according to a team archaeologists.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Turkey,Art/Culture/Books
'India must ask Sri Lanka for transshipment facilities for firecrackers'
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Centre should convince Sri Lanka to provide transshipment facilities to Indian firecracker exporters so that the Indian products can light up foreign skies, said an official of The Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers' Association (Tanfama).
2017-11-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Coldest Delhi morning this season
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Delhi on Friday experienced its first coldest morning of this season as the minimum temperature dropped to 7.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average, the Met office said.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
After 8 months, 'Modi Ka Gaon' cleared for release
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Eight months after it was denied a censor certificate on various grounds, the producers of the Hindi feature film "Modi Ka Gaon", loosely inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development agenda, has finally cleared all hurdles for release.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
Key Indian equity indices open in green
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Friday were trading higher in the morning session.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Trump praises US troops in Thanksgiving message
Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) President Donald Trump highlighted how the US military was "really winning" since he took office as he spoke to five branches of the military serving overseas via satellite on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day, the media reported.
2017-11-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sri Lanka opt to bat in second Test vs India
Nagpur, Nov 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat against India in the second cricket Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Friday.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Elephant kills man in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) An elephant trampled a man to death in northern West Bengal's Dooars forest area, forest officials said.
2017-11-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three killed as Vasco Da Gama express derails in UP
Manikpur (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 24 (IANS) At least three passengers were killed and over seven others injured after 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed on Friday near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh, railways officials said.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dineshwar Sharma to arrive in J&K
Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) Dineshwar Sharma, the Centre's Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir, is arriving here on Friday on a six-day visit to the state in an effort to pave the way for a sustained dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy
Three killed as Vasco Da Gama express derails in UP
Lucknow, Nov 24 (IANS) Three persons were killed and nine injured on Friday when the Vasco Da Gama express derailed in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Monsoon Shootout' composer used Skype to record music
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Technology came in handy for singer Atif Afzal, music director of Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Monsoon Shootout", who used Skype to record live cello with Russian artistes.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kendall blamed for beau's poor basketball performance
Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Model Kendall Jenner and her Kardashian-Jenner clan is reportedly being blamed for her boyfriend and basketball player Blake Griffin's team Los Angeles Clippers losses in the past few games.
2017-11-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Sports
Go boho chic with Art Deco jewellery
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Project your artsy side with boho-inspired Art Deco style jewellery, say experts.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iraq reopens oil refinery in Salahudin after rehabilitation
Baghdad, Nov 24 (IANS) The Iraqi Minister of Oil on Thursday announced that the oil ministry reopened al-Seniyah Refinery in the province of Salahudin after rehabilitation by Iraqi technical teams, a ministry statement said.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
The Weeknd sends 'flowers, sweet note' to Bella Hadid
Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer The Weeknd reportedly sent flowers and a "sweet note" to his former girlfriend Bella Hadid to congratulate her after walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
2017-11-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Egypt appoints housing minister as acting PM
Cairo, Nov 24 (IANS) Egypt has appointed Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouli as acting Prime Minsiter to replace Sherif Ismail who has just travelled to Germany for a medical trip, the Egyptian state TV reported on Thursday.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
New York's Thanksgiving Day Parade held amid tight security
New York, Nov 24 (IANS) New York City's world-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a traditional event that dates back to 1924, was held here on Thursday amid tight security.
2017-11-24
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security
Nick Jonas 'in no rush' to settle down
Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer Nick Jonas says he is in no rush to settle down and start a family.
2017-11-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Explosion occurred on missing submarine, says Argentine navy
Buenos Aires, Nov 24 (IANS) An explosion occurred aboard the submarine ARA San Juan, which disappeared in the Atlantic eight days ago with a crew of 44, the Argentine navy said on Thursday.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
96% Indian children worried about violence: UNICEF
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A UNICEF survey has highlighted that 96 per cent of Indian children worry about violence against them while 51 per cent feel that it would personally affect them.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Sudan asks Putin for protection from US
Moscow, Nov 24 (IANS) Sudan's President asked his Russian counterpart on Thursday for help to face down the United States, in a meeting held in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi.
2017-11-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Live gigs help an artiste sustain, says Shirley Setia
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Young singing sensation Shirley Setia, who has come up with her new original song "Tu Mil Gaya", loves to balance her time between live performances and making original songs. But it is live stage shows that give her an opportunity to stay connected with her fans and provides financial stability.
2017-11-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Zuma commends Mugabe's contribution to liberation of Southern Africa
Cape Town, Nov 24 (IANS) President Jacob Zuma on Thursday praised Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe for his contribution to the liberation of the southern African region and the decolonization of the African continent in general.
2017-11-24
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Trump thanks US troops overseas in Thanksgiving message
Miami, Nov 24 (IANS) The President of the US delivered a Thanksgiving message on Thursday in which he thanked American troops deployed in missions abroad for their sacrifice and heroism.
2017-11-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
'Italian residents abroad a priceless resource'
Rome, Nov 24 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano on Thursday paid tribute to over five million Italians who are resident abroad, saying the government supported "this priceless resource...in every corner of the world".
2017-11-24
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Principal, other school staff summoned over sexual assault of minor girl
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) on Thursday summoned the manager, principal, two teachers and ayah of the school where a four-year-old student allegedly sexually assaulted his classmate for its inquiry
2017-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Italy's Eni launches landmark industrial complex in South Korea
Milan, Nov 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian energy giant Eni launched a groundbreaking integrated industrial complex for the production of elastomers on Thursday in South Korea's Yeosu, the company said in a statement.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy
Odisha completes 42,058 km road under PMGSY
Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) Around 42,058 km of roads have been completed connecting 13,063 habitations under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Odisha so far, said an official on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
'Julie 2': A look at the murk behind the glam (Film Review)
Film: 'Julie 2'; Director: Deepak Shivdasani; Starring: Rai Laxmi, Ravi Kishan, Aditya Shrivastava, Pankaj Tripathy; Rating: *** (3 stars)
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Guru Tegh Bahadur stood for human dignity, freedom: President
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur made supreme sacrifice for the cause of human dignity, liberty and freedom of worship and we should dedicate ourselves to the same principles, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Modi to lead BJP poll campaign in Gujarat on Nov 27, 29
Gandhinagar, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be back in his home state to campaign on November 27 and 29, when he is slated to address eight rallies across Saurashtra and south Gujarat, where polling for the first phase of assembly elections will be held on December 9.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bankruptcy Code an example of hurried legislation: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday said the Insolvency and Banking Code (IBC) of 2016 is "an example of a hurried legislation and has many gaps".
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Resignation letter fake, BJP is nervous: Solanki
Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki on Thursday blamed the BJP for the "fake resignation letter with his signature going around", adding the state's ruling party were "rattled" by the Congress' surging popularity.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
CCTV cameras in various state courts for live recordings of proceedings, SC told
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday was informed by the Central government that various states have installed CCTV cameras in court rooms and live audio and video recordings of judicial proceedings have started.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy
Rajasthan court accepts complaint against 'Padmavati' crew
Jaipur, Nov 23 (IANS) A local court here on Thursday accepted a complaint against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actors Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and others in regard to ongoing controversy relating to their forthcoming film "Padmavati".
2017-11-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
NIA files third status report in SC in Kerala 'love jihad' case
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday submitted a third status report on the Kerala 'love jihad' episode to the Supreme Court, where the case is scheduled for hearing on Monday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Health Ministry urges all states to implement Clinical Establishment Act
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In wake of the Fortis episode, the Union Health Ministry has urged all the states and union territories to adopt and implement the Clinical Establishment Act, ensuring registration and regulation of all clinical establishments with a view to prescribe the minimum standards of facilities and services they provide.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
V-Guard expects second half of fiscal to be better
Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Consumer electrical and electronics major V-Guard Industries Ltd on Thursday said it registered close to 9 percent growth in the first half of the current financial year and expects the second half to be better.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Chennaiyin crush NE United in ISL
Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) A revamped Chennaiyin FC swept aside NorthEast United FC 3-0 in their Hero Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football,ISL
EPCA to meet states for 'by default' GRAP enforcement if air quality falls
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed environment body has on Friday called a meeting with governments of Delhi's neighbouring states to ensure that necessary measures and restrictions are imposed "by default" without wait if air quality drops, officials said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Using mouthwash regularly may trigger diabetes risk
New York, Nov 23 (IANS) Most of us are in the habit of using mouthwash at least once or twice daily, as a part of oral hygiene. But are you aware that your routine may spike the sugar level in your blood within no time?
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Minor rape victim's mother demands strong action against school staff
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The mother of a four-year-old girl sexually assaulted by a classmate in west Delhi school demanded on Thursday strong action against school staff whose laxity led to the crime in a classroom last week.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kannada actor sends legal notice to BJP MP over 'trolling'
Bengaluru, Nov 23 (IANS) Kannada actor Prakash Raj on Thursday sent a legal notice to BJP Lok Sabha member from the state Pratap Simha over his alleged trolling of the actor.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Afghan girl with brain injuries admitted to AIIMS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl from Afghanistan who suffered brain injuries during a bomb blast has been brought here and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said officials on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
New Rural Livelihood scheme for Northeast to benefit tribals: DoNER Minister
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The new Rural Livelihood scheme for the Northeast will primarily benefit the tribals and the lower socio economic groups including women in the region, said DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Vyapam scam: CBI chargesheet names 592 in 2012 PMT test case
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet against 592 persons in the multi-crore Vyapam examination scam linked with 2012 Pre Medical Test (PMT) case.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Health/Medicine
Assam Minister remark: Congress asks when will PM act
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday slammed Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his alleged 'cancer is divine justice for sins' remark and asked when will Prime Minister Narendra Modi act against such elements.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
EuroChem sells a Russian gas asset to Novatek
Zug (Switzerland), Nov 23 (IANS) Swiss fertiliser multinational EuroChem Group on Thursday announced the sale of its Russia-based gas producing company Severneft-Urengoy to Russian natural gas producer Novatek.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Business/Economy
SC to look if Chhattisgarh committed fraud in AgustaWestland helicopter purchase
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Chhattisgarh government that it was concerned whether any "fraud" was committed while purchasing a VIP AgustaWestland helicopter.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi-NCR air quality still very poor as stubble burning reaches Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Still "very poor" with some regions facing a "severe" situation, the air quality in Delhi and NCR sees no scope of improvement, as despite orders and monitoring, the practice of stubble burning was reported from Delhi itself on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pray for election of humane persons in polls: Gujarat Archbishop
Gandhinagar, Nov 23 (IANS) Cautioning that nationalist forces, or narrow-minded people, were on the verge of taking over the country, Gandhinagar Archbishop Thomas Macwan has asked Bishops across the country to hold prayers for victory of such persons in the Gujarat elections who remain faithful to the Constitution.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Group of ministers meets on anti-triple talaq law`
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The group of ministers entrusted with thrashing out modalities of the anti-triple talaq legislation met on Thursday for the first time to discuss the proposed legislation, government sources said.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
After Congress, Shatrughan invokes 'chaiwala' jibe
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Barely days after a Youth Congress magazine published a meme calling Narendra Modi a "chaiwala" (tea vendor), BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday yet again invoked the jibe against the Prime Minister.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Migrants diversifying routes to Europe: UN
Geneva, Nov 23 (IANS/AKI) Migrants and refugees are making "increasingly diversified" journeys to Europe and the numbers heading by boat from Greece to Turkey has risen while crossings to Italy from North Africa have declined in recent months, the United Nations said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amarinder wants government intervention in Punjab liquor trade
Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the Excise Department to explore the possibility of setting up a wholesale liquor corporation for the distribution of liquor, as a step towards ending monopolistic practices in the trade and earning revenue for the state exchequer.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Haryana to organize employment fairs
Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Thursday that the state government plans to organise 'Rozgar Melas' (employment fairs) throughout the state to provide regular employment to skilled youth.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
BEML pays Rs 18 cr dividend to government
Bengaluru, Nov 23 (IANS) State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) on Thursday said it has paid Rs 18 crore as 80 per cent dividend to the Union government for fiscal 2016-17.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Syrian army poised to liberate country's east, says Russia
Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS/AKI) Syrian army units, supported by Russian air power, will soon free all areas of eastern Syria from the Islamic State jihadist group, Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Three BJP activists arrested in Biswa Bangla logo case
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Three BJP activists were arrested here on Thursday in connection with smearing of banners displaying Biswa Bangla logo with coal tar, police said.
2017-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab procures over 175 lakh tonnes paddy
Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Agrarian states Punjab has procured over 175.5 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
SC asks official receiver to auction Sahara's Aamby Valley property
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Bombay High Court's official receiver to help the liquidator to auction the Aamby Valley property of the Sahara group.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Biocon releases new drug to treat cancer types
Bengaluru, Nov 23 (IANS) Biotech major Biocon Ltd on Thursday released a new drug for treatment of cancer affecting the lung, kidney, cervical, ovaries and brain.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Railways saved Rs 5,600 cr in power bills in two years
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Railways on Thursday said it had saved about Rs 5,600 crore vis-a-vis the 'Business As Usual' (BAU) mode by procuring power directly under the open access arrangements.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Electric vehicle sales: Only 5 states excel, Gujarat tops
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have emerged as the top 5 states in electric vehicle (EV) sales, the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Vyapam scam: CBI chargesheet names 592 in 2012 PMT test case
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet against 592 persons in the multi-crore Vyapam examination scam linked with 2012 Pre Medical Test (PMT) case.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Manmohan, Sonia meet Sri Lankan PM
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Government tried to escape accountability: Owaisi
Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said that the central government delayed convening of winter session of the Parliament to escape accountability on demonetisation, GST and Rafael deal.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian man jailed for robbery in Singapore
Singapore, Nov 23 (IANS) An Indian man has been jailed for over four years and 20 weeks for robbing an Indian jeweller of cash and valuables worth 43,000 Singapore dollars.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Two J&K students booked for disrespecting national anthem
Jammu, Nov 23 (IANS) An FIR was lodged on Thursday against two students of the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri for allegedly disrespecting the national anthem, police said.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Truck driver, accomplice held for stealing goods worth Rs 40 lakh
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A truck driver and his accomplice have been arrested on charge of stealing an online service aggregator's goods worth over Rs 40 in south Delhi, police said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India wants Kulbhushan's mother to accompany his wife to Pakistan
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) After Pakistan offered to allow a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on allegations of espionage, and his wife, India has said that Jadhav's mother should also be allowed to accompany his wife, a senior official said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Indian hockey squad trains at Bhubaneswar ahead of HWL Final
Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) India had their first training session on Thursday morning at the Kalinga Stadium here after arriving in the city on Wednesday for the Mens Hockey World League (HWL) Final.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Rahul to visit Gujarat again - for two days
Gandhinagar, Nov 23 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit Gujarat on Friday and Saturday to address election rallies, his fifth visit after Assembly polls were announced in the state next month.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Court seeks status report in case against Dinakaran
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A court here on Thursday asked Delhi Police to file status report in a bribery case against sacked AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran related to poll symbol allocation by the Election Commission.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minister conducts inspections, orders action against fair price shop's owner
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Delhi Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday conducted surprise inspections and ordered for sealing of a fair price shop here and strict action against erring owners of other such shops elsewhere.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Four Indian boxers in fray on Friday
Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) Four Indian boxers will step into the ring on Friday, as the curtain goes up on the semifinals of the AIBA Women's Youth World Boxing Championships here.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
India, Sri Lanka discuss entire gamut of bilateral ties
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka discussed the entire gamut of their bilateral relationship during a luncheon meeting hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted for his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Bankruptcy code changes comfort for new investors: Stakeholders
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The President's assent to the ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) that will bar defaulters from bidding for the stressed assets on Friday received thumbs up from stakeholders who described it as a major step towards "providing comfort to incoming new investors."
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Indian golfer Chawrasia leads in 1st round of Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, Nov 23 (IANS) Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia carded a five-under-par 65 to lead the first round of the 2017 UBS Hong Kong Open here on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Golf
Much of opposition to Aadhaar mere nuisance: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Much of the opposition to the use of Aadhaar cards for delivering government services on grounds of privacy being violated is a mere nuisance, Union Minister K.J. Alphons said here on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Jamshedpur coach Coppell faces former club Kerala Blasters
Kochi, Nov 23 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC head coach Steve Coppell will face his former club Kerala Blasters FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash here on Friday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
EC must probe bribery allegations made by Hardik: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday said the Election Commission should investigate the allegations made by PAAS leader Hardik Patel that he was offered Rs 1,200 crore by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's Chief Principal Secretary K. Kailashnathan, when he was in jail.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cancer due to past sins? Assam minister blames media
Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) After his comment linking cancer to sins of past life triggered outrage, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said his views on divine justice were quoted out of context and hit out at the media.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Farmers fight for rights equal to second freedom struggle: Hazare
Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday dubbed the farmers' fight for their rights and demands as the "second freedom struggle".
2017-11-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Child dies in Morocco house fire
Rabat, Nov 23 (IANS/MAP) An eight-year-old girl was killed while two members of her family were injured in a fire at a house here, authorities said.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sindhu advances, Saina bows out of Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, Nov 23 (IANS) Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced while Saina Nehwal and H.S Prannoy bowed out of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
'GST, bankruptcy code will boost India's ranking globally'
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code will in a major way boost India's ranking by the World Bank and international rating agencies that will help in attracting huge foreign investment, officials said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Puneri Paltan register 150% increase in revenues
Pune, Nov 23 (IANS) Puneri Paltan have registered a 150 per cent increase in revenues this Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season, held between July 28 to October 28, as compared to the previous season, it was announced on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
TFA announces selection trials for budding sportspersons
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Tata Football Academy (TFA) will begin the selection trials for inducting players into the system, a statement said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
UAE participates in UN annual international bazaar
Geneva, Nov 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has participated in the annual International Bazaar, organised by the UN Office in Geneva to support childrens projects throughout the world.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Art/Culture/Books,Diplomacy
India keen to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka: Kovind
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that India is keen to strengthen the economic pillar of its relationship with Sri Lanka and there is lot that can be achieved, given the synergy and economic complementarities between the two countries.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
YouTube cracks down on child-exploiting channels
San Francisco, Nov 23 (IANS) Cracking down on abuse and child-exploiting channels and videos, YouTube on Wednesday announced it will remove content on the platform that attempts to pass as being "friendly for kids".
2017-11-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Indian tourists 6th in terms of spending in US: US official
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Stating that the Indian visitors in the US tend to stay for longer periods and spend more during their stay compared to the US residents coming to India, a US official on Thursday said his government has taken a bouquet of initiatives to attract more Indian tourists.
2017-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Maharashtra woman cop will remain in service - as policeman
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Maharashtra government on Thursday said it had decided to permit a woman cop to undergo a sex change operation and continue in the state police as a 'policeman'.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Suicide attack on Afghan demonstration kills 8
Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and another 17 wounded on Thursday in a suicide attack on a group of demonstrators gathered in support of a former police chief in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, officials said.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Former Manipur militants blamed for robberies
Imphal, Nov 23 (IANS) A taxi drivers' association in Manipur on Thursday alleged there have been seven cases of robberies on a key highway in one week and suspected the involvement of former militants.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPI-M youth wing vandalise Kerala resort
Kumarakom (Kerala) Nov 23 (IANS) Activists of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of Kerala's ruling CPI-M, on Thursday vandalised a brand new plush resort, scheduled to open next month, near here, resort officials said.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
N. Korea replaces border guards after soldier's defection
Seoul, Nov 23 (IANS) North Korea is believed to have replaced all border security guards after one of its soldiers defected to the South through the guarded Joint Security Area.
2017-11-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for repatriation of Rohingyas
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 23 (IANS) The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Thursday signed a MoU, clearing the way for the repatriation of the 622,000 Rohingya refugees who fled across the border to escape a military crackdown.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Chinese Buddhist, Taoist temples warned against profit making
Beijing, Nov 23 (IANS) Buddhist and Taoist temples in China received government instructions on Thursday, warning them against seeking profits in the name of religion.
2017-11-23
Category: International, China,Religion
Modi is Manmohan Desai of politics, says Yechury
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modis style of functioning with the filmmaking style of renowned Bollywood director Manmohan Desai, saying neither give any thinking space to their respective audience.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Road projects worth around Rs 60,000 cr sanctioned for TN: Gadkari
Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said road projects worth around Rs 60,000 crore has been sanctioned for Tamil Nadu.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Two million adults in England, Wales exposed to domestic abuse
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Nearly two million adults experienced domestic abuse in England and Wales, a major new report on Thursday from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exporting trucks to Bangladesh begins from Kolkata port
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Kolkata Port Trust(KoPT) on Thursday said the Ro-Ro (Roll on/Roll Off) export shipment of 240 trucks from Kolkata port to Bangladesh was flagged off and transport through the sea route is expected to reduce travel time.
2017-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
Hindi-Chini bhai bhai: Dalai Lama
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on Thursday batted for respect and recognition of the 'Hindi-Chini bhai bhai' spirit to take Sino-Indian relations forward.
2017-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
India can take UNSC permanent membership sans veto power: Finland
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) One way for India, along with Japan, Germany and Brazil, to get permanent membership of the UN Security Council is to take this without assuming the veto power, Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini said here on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bhopal ASP booked for harassing woman constable
Bhopal, Nov 23 (IANS) An Assistant Superintendent of Police here has been booked for sexually harassing a female constable, police said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gurugram to host 2-day South Korean culture and tourism festival
Gurugram, Nov 23 (IANS) Aiming to popularise South Korea as a favourite travel destination for Indians, the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) will organise an art and culture festival here.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Tiny robots may soon aid in delivering treatments
Hong Kong, Nov 23 (IANS) An international team of researchers has developed micro-robots that could soon be used to diagnose and deliver drugs in hard-to-reach areas of the human body.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Technology
Atmosphere of fear in India today, says 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron' writer
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Claiming there was an atmosphere of fear prevalent in India, Ranjit Kapoor, dialogue writer for one of Indian cinema's iconic masterpieces "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron", on Thursday said that if the low-budget cult film were to be made today, its makers would be beaten up.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
'Newton' wins two honours at APSA
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) India's Oscar entry "Newton" secured two wins at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane on Thursday, with Rajkummar Rao winning the best actor and Mayank Tewari and Amit V. Masurkar claiming the best screenplay honour. Manipuri movie "Lady of the Lake" won a special mention.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ordinance to encourage bamboo cultivation in non-forest areas promulgated
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday promulgated the Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 to exempt bamboo grown in non-forest areas from definition of "tree", doing away with the need of felling or transit permit for its economic use.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bush junior's motives 'good' but method 'wrong' in Iraq: Dalai Lama
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on Thursday said former US President George W. Bush's motivation to bring democracy in Iraq was "good" but his method "wrong."
2017-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chandimal hopes for 'miracles' in second Test
Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) Buoyed by their draw at the Eden Gardens in the first match, Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal on Thursday expressed confidence that they can do some "miracles" to win their first ever Test in India.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Golfer Neha leads by 9 strokes in 15th leg of Hero WPT
Lucknow, Nov 23 (IANS) Overnight leader Neha Tripathi shot a second successive round of two-under 68 to extend her lead by nine strokes over both Gursimar Badwal and Gaurika Bishnoi, who share the second spot, in the second round of the 15th Leg of the Hero womens Pro Golf Tour.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
ISL-4: Viewership of first match grows by 59%
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The inaugural match between ATK and Kerala Blasters FC got 25 million total TV impressions and registered an impressive 59 per cent growth over last seasons opening game of the fourth Indian Super League (ISL), it was announced on Thursday
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Childhood cancer survivors may develop hypertension in adulthood
New York, Nov 23 (IANS) Kids who have survived cancer in their childhood are twice more likely to develop high blood pressure risk in their adulthood than the general population, a study said.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Two mobile phone thieves held, wanted money for Goa visit
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Two men who snatched costly mobile phones here to earn easy money for a flashy lifestyle and to fund their trip to Goa to celebrate New Year at a famous casino there have been arrested, Delhi Police said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Newton' wins two honours at APSA
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) India's Oscar entry "Newton" secured two wins at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane on Thursday, with Rajkummar Rao winning the best actor and Mayank Tewari and Amit V. Masurkar claiming the best screenplay honour. Manipuri movie "Lady of the Lake" won a special mention.
2017-11-23
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
8 killed in Afghan suicide bombing
Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) At least eight people were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city on Thursday, an official said.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Blow to Sasikala, ruling AIADMK gets 'two leaves' symbol (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In a severe blow to the AIADMK faction led by the now jailed V.K. Sasikala and her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran, the Election Commission on Thursday allotted the hugely popular "two leaves" symbol to the faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Have lovely memories of 'Radha nachegi': Sonakshi Sinha (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha will be seen performing on "Radha nachegi" from the 2014 film "Tevar" at the grand finale episode of devotional reality show "Om Shanti Om". She says she has lovely memories of the song.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kohli complains of cramped schedule ahead of SA tour
Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said a cramped schedule ahead of important challenges such as the South Africa cricket tour sometimes comes in the way of preparations.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
AAP demands EC probe into EVM glitches
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Raising the issue of EVM snags in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday demanded a "comprehensive probe" by the Election Commission.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TV actors to come together for 26/11 Memorial Day event
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Television actors including names like Divyanka Tripathi, Arjun Bijlani, Ravi Dubey, Shubhangi Atre and Surbhi Chandana will come together for an event to mark the 26/11 terror attacks.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
14 lakh jobs created in Karnataka in four years: Minister
Bengaluru, Nov 23 (IANS) Karnataka has created about 13.91 lakh jobs in the last four years and is close to achieving the state government's target of generating 15 lakh jobs by 2019, state Large and Medium Industries Minister R.V. Deshpande said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
EC must investigate bribery allegations made by Hardik: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday said the Election Commission should investigate the allegations made by PAAS leader Hardik Patel that he was offered Rs 1,200 crore by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's Chief Principal Secretary K. Kailashnathan, when he was in jail.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mugabe, wife granted immunity from prosecution
Harare, Nov 23 (IANS) Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have been granted immunity from prosecution, the military said on Thursday, allowing the couple to remain in the country.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security
Ensure digital space doesn't become playground for terror: Modi (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Noting that cyber attacks are a significant threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it must be ensured that digital space does not become a playground for forces of terror and radicalisation.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Sindhu advances, Prannoy bows out of Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, Nov 23 (IANS) Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced while H.S Prannoy bowed out of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
Reliance Energy lodges 11 power theft cases in Mumbai this month
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Reliance Energy said on Thursday it has detected 11 cases pertaining to theft of power, illegal distribution and customers and damage to power network and instruments in the city this month so far.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Strong IT stocks, rupee buoy equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Thursday closed in the green for the sixth consecutive session on the back of healthy buying in IT and Teck (technology, media and entertainment) stocks, as well as a strong rupee.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Selective outrage over films is wrong, says Bhandarkar
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Selective outrage over films is wrong, National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said on Thursday, claiming that those who are backing Sanjay Leela Bhansali over his controversy-marred film "Padmavati" did not support him when his "Indu Sarkar" came under fire.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Army officer arrested for rape in three days police custody
Shimla, Nov 23 (IANS) A court on Thursday sent an Army Colonel arrested on charges of raping a fellow officer's daughter to three days in police custody.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
AAP government's policies on education failed: Maken
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday slammed the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government for its "failed policies" on education, saying the number of students and its results have gone drastically down in last three years.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Task force on Income Tax will read law chapter by chapter: Adhia
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Income Tax Act, 1961 will be read "chapter by chapter" by the new task force constituted for drafting a new direct tax legislation, Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
German camera brand Leica enters India
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) With a vision to change the dynamics of photography in the country, German high-end cameras and optics brand Leica on Thursday opened its first partner store in the Capital.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
British okay 'Padmavati', row continues in India
London/New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Even as the British censors cleared the controversial film "Padmavati" for release on December 1, India's apex court said it will hear on November 28 a fresh plea seeking to block the release of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie outside India.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood,Politics
Havmor to sell ice cream business to Lotte Confectionery
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Havmor Ice Cream (HIL) on Thursday said it has agreed to sell its entire ice cream business to South Korea's Lotte Confectionery for Rs 1,020 crore.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Barbra Streisand to release concert album on December 8
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Veteran singer and actress Barbra Streisand's album "Barbra: The Music?The Mem'ries?the Magic" is set for release on December 8.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Australia reduce England to 196/4 on Day 1
Brisbane, Nov 23 (IANS) Australia fought back to reduce a resistant England to 196 for four on the first day of their opening Ashes cricket Test at the Gabba here on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Minimum Export Price of onion fixed at $850
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The government on Thursday notified Minimum Export Price (MEP) of onion at $850 per tonne to discourage export against the backdrop of rising prices locally.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Delhi businessman's custody extended in money laundering case
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A court here on Thursday extended, till December 6, the judicial custody of businessman Gagan Dhawan, arrested in connection with an over Rs 5,000 crore bank fraud and money laundering case.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
9 killed in Taiwan apartment fire
Taipei, Nov 23 (IANS) A fire in an apartment building, suspected to be deliberately started after a quarrel among tenants, killed nine people and left two injured, Taiwanese police said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bangladesh, Myanmar sign deal for Rohingyas return
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 23 (IANS) Bangladesh and Myanmar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled across the border to escape a military crackdown.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Maharashtra to permit woman cop to continue in service as policeman
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Maharashtra government on Thursday said it had decided to permit a woman cop to undergo a sex-change operation and continue in the state police as a 'policeman'.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Tech companies must prune privacy policies for users: Government
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) With the privacy policies of tech companies running into dozens of pages and users often accepting the terms and conditions without reading them, there is an urgent need for improving privacy communication to generate nuanced consent from the users, a senior government official said here on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
SBI to launch YONO lifestyle-cum-banking app, portal
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) State Bank of India (SBI) will unveil the country's first integrated lifestyle and banking digital platform on Friday to be launched here by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, according to a statement from the public sector bank.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Hafiz release exposes Pakistan's true face: India
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The decision to set free Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, shows Pakistan's "true face", the Indian government said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Congress seeks President's intervention to convene winter session
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Congress has sought President Ram Nath Kovind's intervention in convening the winter session of Parliament "at the earliest", saying the government had delayed it "without ascribing any justification for doing so".
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sindhu advances in Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, Nov 23 (IANS) Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori of Japan to advance to the third round of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
IndiGo to add 8 extra flights from January 1
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Budget carrier IndiGo on Thursday said it will operate eight additional flights across its network with effect from January 1, 2018.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
President approves bankruptcy code ordinance (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) An ordinance that bars wilful and habitual defaulters from bidding for stressed assets was promulgated on Thursday with tough provisions to prevent any attempts by them to regain control of companies in difficulty.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nora Fatehi in Harrdy Sandhu's pop single
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress and former "Bigg Boss" contestant Nora Fatehi will feature in the video of singer Harrdy Sandhu's pop single "Naah".
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Telangana to launch electric vehicle policy next month
Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The Telangana government will next month launch its policy for electric vehicles to provide incentives to manufacturers and private players setting up charging stations, a senior government official said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung to soon combine IoT Cloud with its products
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In what could be a game changer for the growing consumer Internet of Things (IoT) market, South Korean tech giant Samsung is working towards combining its IoT Cloud platform with its entire line-up of products, the company's senior executive has said.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
I'm not business-minded as a producer: Kapil Sharma
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Comedian-turned-film producer Kapil Sharma, excited about his new movie "Firangi", says he is not very "business-minded" as a producer and rather enjoys the creative part of filmmaking.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Odisha to present Rs 9,829 cr supplementary budget
Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday decided to present a supplementary budget of Rs 9,829 crore in the winter session of the assembly beginning on November 28.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Sclerosis drug may combat multi-resistant bacteria
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A 20-year-old drug widely used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) may also help fight obstinate bacteria that cause multi-resistance towards classic antibiotics, researchers have found.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Beat winter blues with trendy capes
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Now that Winter is here, its time to add another layer to your dashing fit. Capes which stood out as the favourite of celebrities last year, is all set to rule the winter again this season so get hands on the right trends, say experts.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
True independence is about taking care of parents: Sooraj Pancholi
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sooraj Pancholi, who is planning to move back into his parents' home, says his true sense of independence comes from spending time with his parents.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Interconnections within the brain defines your smartness
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Have you ever wondered why some people are more smarter than the others? Your intelligence depends on how well the interconnected networks of your brain function.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Suyyash to play royal in 'Rishta Likhenge...'
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Suyyash Rai has joined the cast of "Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya" as Abhay Kunwar Singh, who is part of a royal family.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
EC allots 'two leaves' symbol to AIADMK led by TN CM
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In a blow to the AIADMK faction led by the now jailed V.K. Sasikala and her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran, the Election Commission on Thursday allotted the hugely popular "two leaves" symbol to the faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Aksar 2' has got me recognition: Mohit Madaan
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Mohit Madaan says his latest release "Aksar 2" has helped him get recognition.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Too late for PM to stay silent: Shatrughan on 'Padmavati'
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Never one to mince words, actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha feels it is "too late" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to maintain silence on the blazing row over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bollywood film "Padmavati".
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Bill on backward classes commission to be reintroduced
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The bill to grant constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) will be reintroduced in the Lok Sabha during the winter session, sources said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Education gave me a wider world vision: Adnan Sami
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Singer-composer Adnan Sami, who along with some musicians across the globe is gearing up for a charitable music concert titled 'The Greatest Guestlist 2017' -- aimed at promoting the cause of education -- says every child deserves to be educated.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Skincare tips to keep in mind for winter season
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Dryness, dullness, rough skin and chapped lips are some of the things that happen during the winter season. To avoid this, moisturising and cleansing is a must, say experts.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India firm on stopping terrorists from using social media: Prasad
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) : Radical elements and terrorists are abusing social media platforms for perpetuating hate and terror but India is determined to address the misuse of cyber space and thwart them, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Terrorism,Human Interest/Society
Hafiz Saeed set to walk free
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, is all set to walk free after about 10 months of house arrest.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Not restricted to just dance and action, says Tiger Shroff
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) His unique action style and dance moves won him praise when he debuted in Bollywood with the 2014 film "Heropanti". However, actor Tiger Shroff says he doesnt want to restrict himself to just that and is open to playing more diverse characters.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Delhi determined to win ISL, says former Nigeria star (Lead, correcting second para)
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Well begun is half done, goes the old adage. If Delhi Dynamos' performance in their campaign opener of the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season is anything to go by, they have staked a strong claim to be counted among the title contenders.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Equities close with marginal gains despite weak global cues
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Key Indian equity markets on Thursday provisionally closed on a flat-to-positive note as investors traded with caution on the back of weak global cues and selling pressure in index heavyweights like Dr. Reddy's Lab, Bajaj Auto, Adani Ports and NTPC.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Playing innocent girl in 'Savyasachi': Nidhhi Agerwal
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Nidhhi Agerwal, who made her Bollywood debut with "Munna Michael" earlier this year, says she will be seen as an innocent and independent girl in her upcoming Telugu film "Savyasachi".
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stellar's recovery software for Mac line-up now in India
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Data migration solutions providers Stellar Data Recovery on Thursday launched a flagship software "Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery-Professional" for the Mac line-up in India.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Astrum India launches foldable Bluetooth headset (Lead, Correcting headline)
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Astrum India on Thursday launched a foldable Bluetooth "HT600 Leather Headset" at Rs 4,990.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Documentary explores Apatani tribe
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) A documentary exploring the Apatani tribe of the Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh will have its premiere in January 2018, its makers said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
BSE to auction investment limits of Rs 8,300 cr bonds
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Thursday said it will auction debt investment limits to enable foreign investors to purchase corporate bonds worth Rs 8,314 crore.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ruling AIADMK gets 'two leaves' symbol: TN CM
Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday decided to allot the contentious "two leaves" election symbol to the ruling AIADMK faction, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami announced.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
IFFI: No clarity over screening frustrates 'S... Durga' crew
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Two days after the Kerala High Court directed the organisers of the 48th IFFI to screen "S Durga", the cast of the Sanal Kumar Sasidharan directorial continues to wallow in uncertainty over whether the film will be screened at all.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Responsibility of IFFI to screen 'S Durga': Anand Gandhi
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Calling Malayalam film "S Durga" one of the best Indian films of the year, IFFI Steering Committee member Anand Gandhi on Thursday said that it was the responsibility of the festival authorities to screen the controversial film.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Bharti family to pledge Rs 7,000 crore of wealth towards philanthropy
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Bharti family, led by industrialist Sunil Bharti Mittal announced on Thursday it would pledge 10 per cent of its wealth, which is approximately Rs 7,000 crore, including its three per cent stake in group flagship Bharti Airtel, towards supporting the activities of Bharti Foundation, the Group's philanthropic arm.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education
'Ajji': Horrifying mirror image of poverty (Review)
Film: "Ajji"; Director: Devashish Makhija; Cast: Sushma Deshpande, Sharvani Suryavanshi, Sadiya Siddiqui, Manuj Sharma, Sudhir Pandey, Kiran Khoje and Smita Tambe; Rating: ****
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Government to restrict terms like 'fresh', 'natural' in food ads
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The health ministry has proposed sweeping changes in the law to restrict the use of terms like "fresh", "natural", "traditional" and "original" in advertisements for food products.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Iraqi forces launch anti-IS offensive near Syria border
Baghdad, Nov 23 (IANS) Iraqi forces on Thursday launched an offensive to retake the desert areas bordering Syria from the Islamic State (IS).
2017-11-23
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Transparency an integral part of cyber space: Ranil
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday said transparency was an integrated component of good governance, be it in politics or cyber space.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Asked for bouncy wickets keeping SA tour in mind: Kohli
Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) A candid India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday admitted that he had asked for bouncy wickets for the home series against Sri Lanka keeping in mind the more tougher tour to South Africa in January.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Jaipur most expensive three-day trip, Pune cheapest
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Across eight major cities in India, Jaipur emerged as the most expensive three-day break destination for December at Rs 45,351 while Pune was the cheapest at Rs 34,704, a survey said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
President approves bankruptcy code ordinance
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The ordinance to amend the insolvency and bankruptcy code that will bar defaulters from bidding for the stressed assets has got the President's approval.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
CPI-M seeks high-level judicial probe into judge Loya's death
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday demanded a high-level judicial probe into the death of special CBI judge H.P. Loya who was hearing the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties after his "leave of absence" was approved by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Rahul to accept huge Indian flag 'insulted' by Gujarat CM
Gandhinagar, Nov 23 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to accept a giant national flag made by the Dalit community that was presented to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani but which officials reportedly refused to accept citing lack of space.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Arab quartet adds 13 entities, individuals to terror list
Riyadh, Nov 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday added two entities and 11 individuals to their terror lists.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Terrorism
Google to prepare 1.3 lakh Indians for emerging technologies
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Sensing the need to skill the Indian talent for emerging technologies, Google, in association with technology learning platform Pluralsight and educational institution Udacity, on Thursday announced a new scholarship programme that will help train 1.3 lakh developers and students across the country.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Exhibition showcases Indian folk and tribal art forms
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Two leading art galleries, Exhibit320 and Blueprint12, have come together to create a platform for Folk and Tribal Art. The exhibition resulting from this collaboration offers an invitation to the viewer to discover other regions and artists that epitomize the incomparable diversity of contemporary tribal and popular Indian art.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Everybody entitled to an opinion: Vani Tripathi
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) "Nothing on 'Padmavati'," that's what IFFI steering committee and censor board member Vani Tripathi Tikoo said as she sat down for an interview, in which she disclosed how the film extravaganza is poised to be "for the people and by the people".
2017-11-23
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi meets Sri Lankan PM
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Rajasthan court annuls over a decade old child marriage
Jodhpur, Nov 23 (IANS) A family court in Rajasthan here on Thursday annulled the marriage of a girl which took place when she was only three years old. The girl is now 17 years old.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
NCPA to host eighth edition of theatre fest
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) One of the most anticipated events in Mumbais theatre calendar is all set to return to the city for its eighth edition at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) with playwrights and actors from a diverse stream of backgrounds and languages.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
34 artists join hands to capture trends in contemporary Indian art
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) An upcoming group exhibition aims to capture the trends in contemporary Indian art and 34 leading figures from the art world have come together to create exclusive works for the show.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Online auction traces the development of Indian art through 121 works
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) From mother goddess sculptures created over two thousand years ago to Indian Modernism and todays contemporary art, Saffronarts upcoming online auction traces the development of Indian art through 121 works.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Journalist killing leads to clashes, shutdown in Tripura
Agartala, Nov 23 (IANS) Many activists of different political parties were injured in clashes while normal life was hit in Left ruled Tripura as the BJP, Congress and other parties called a shutdown on Thursday to protest the killing of a journalist by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi determined to win ISL, says former Nigeria star
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Well begun is half done, goes the old adage. If Delhi Dynamos' performance in their campaign opener of the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season is anything to go by, they have staked a strong claim to be counted among the title contenders.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,ISL
Saudi Arabia sacks football team coach Edgardo Bauza
Riyadh, Nov 23 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian football federation has terminated coach Edgardo Bauza's contract after two months due to poor results.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Football
Bharti family to pledge 10% of wealth towards philanthropy
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Bharti family, led by industrialist Sunil Bharti Mittal announced on Thursday it would pledge 10 per cent of its wealth (approximately Rs 7,000 crore), including its three per cent stake in group flagship Bharti Airtel, towards supporting the activities of Bharti Foundation, the Groups philanthropic arm.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Everton's Niasse suspended for 2 matches
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Everton striker Oumar Niasse was sanctioned by England's Football Federation with a two-game suspension for diving.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore among top 10 BRICS varsities
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) IIT Bombay and IISc Bangalore were ranked among the top 10 universities in the latest QS University rankings for the BRICS nations.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
FC Basel down Man United in Champions League tie
Basel, Nov 23 (IANS) In a major upset FC Basel defeated English football giants Manchester United 1-0 with a goal in the 89th minute to make themselves a factor in the race for the two knockout-stage berths from Group A in the Champions League.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Jennifer Lawrence 'splits' from Darren Aronofsky
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence has reportedly parted ways with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky after dating him for almost a year.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chinese officials asked to read Xi's new book
Beijing, Nov 23 (IANS) Millions of officials across China have been told to study the new book of thoughts and speeches of President Xi Jinping, authorities said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, China,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Dutch firm Ricatech eyes $40 mn in revenue from India
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Dutch consumer electronics company Ricatech, famous for making Amitabh Bachchan and Elvis Presley jukeboxes, is set to launch a new line-up of products such as Bluetooth speakers and headphones, eyeing a revenue of $40 million from India.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India firm on stopping terrorists from using social media: Prasad
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Radical elements and terrorists are abusing social media platforms for perpetuating hate and terror but India is determined to address the misuse of cyber space and thwart them, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Asean connect: Sushma holds meet with Governors of northeastern states
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) As India boosts its trade, connectivity and people-to-people ties with southeast Asia under the Act East Policy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday held an interactive meeting with the Governors of the northeastern states and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Hathuru would be a great fit for us: SLC President
Colombo, Nov 23 (IANS) After days of speculation, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have finally expressed their interest in hiring former Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha for the top post, with SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala saying he would be "a great fit for us".
2017-11-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Never committed any act of aggression in my life: Russell Simmons
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) TV producer and co-founder of Def Jam Recordings Russell Simmons, who was accused of sexual assault and harassment by model Keri Claussen Khalighi, has pleaded innocence by saying he has never committed any acts of aggression or violence in his life.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India look to extend dominance in second Test (Preview)
Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) After narrowly missing out on a win in the opening Test at the Eden Gardens, a confident India will be aiming to extend their dominance over Sri Lanka when the two sides face off in the second Test here from Friday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
President approves bankruptcy code ordinance
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday approved an ordinance to introduce changes to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Poaching threatens Europe's last pristine forests: UN Environment
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Carpathian forests, home to the largest remaining populations of brown bears, wolves and lynx across 15 countries in central and eastern Europe, are frequently exposed to poaching, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) has warned.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
President approves bankruptcy code ordinance
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday approved an ordinance to introduce changes to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, informed sources said. The ordinance was approved by the cabinet on Wednesday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
45,000 Kerala classrooms to go hi-tech
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 (IANS) Forty five thousand classrooms in around 4,775 schools across Kerala are set to turn hi-tech by March-end next year as 60,250 laptops and 43,750 multimedia projectors are ready for disbursement, said an official.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology,Education
Ruling AIADMK faction gets 'two leaves' symbol: AIADMK leader
Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday decided to allot the "two leaves" symbol of the AIADMK faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, an AIADMK leader said.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Australia-based Kerala painter to create series on women
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 (IANS) After a successful painting exhibition on Omani art, culture and personalities, Australia-based Keralite painter Sedunath Prabhakar has decided to do a series on women.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
Astrum India launches foldable Bluetooth speaker
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Astrum India on Thursday launched a foldable Bluetooth speaker "HT600 Leather Headset" at Rs 4,990.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ashamed to call myself citizen of this country: Neeraj Ghaywan
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan of "Masaan" fame says he feels ashamed to call himself a citizen of a country where people go about freely after threatening artistes on national television.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Olympic champion Cheruiyot to attend Great Ethiopian Run
Addis Ababa, Nov 23 (IANS) Kenyan Olympic champion Vivian Cheruiyot will be a guest of honour at the Great Ethiopian Run (GER), an Ethiopian official said.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Ethiopia,Sports,Athletics
US, Sweden, Nigeria envoys present credentials
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) New US Ambassador Kenneth Juster, along with the envoys of Sweden and Nigeria, presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind here on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Portuguese football fixtures under threat from referees' walk out
Lisbon, Nov 23 (IANS) Weekend football fixtures in Portugal are under threat after it emerged that 73 of 76 officials have submitted a leave of absence.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Fuel shortage in Manipur as transporters launch strike
Imphal, Nov 23 (IANS) Manipur on Thursday faced an acute shortage of fuel following a strike by owners of oil tankers in protest against government policies.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Business/Economy
Ivankovic vows to elevate Iran's football style
Tehran, Nov 23 (IANS) Iranian Persepolis head coach Branko Ivankovic said he is going to transfer his knowledge to Iran and elevate the style of football in the country.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
US firm promotes surgery for permanent blue eyes
San Francisco, Nov 23 (IANS) A US medical company is promoting a new laser surgery for people who want to permanently change their eye colour to blue.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Jeremy Piven accused of sexual misconduct
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) "Entourage" extra Anastasia Taneie has accused the shows star Jeremy Piven of groping, a charge earlier also made by Arianne Bellamar.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Puru Chibber exercises with his dogs (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Puru Chibber says he enjoys working out with his dogs.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rapper Desiigner filmed urinating in public
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Rapper Desiigner, whose real name is Sidney Royel Selby, was caught urinating in public in a residential neighbourhood.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Manushi Chhillar has made us proud: Shatrughan Sinha
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has congratulated Haryana girl Manushi Chhillar, who has won the Miss World 2017 title.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
JAM trinity helped government save $10 bn leak: Modi
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it must be ensured that digital space doesn't become a playground for forces of terror and radicalization and that the Jan Dhan Yojna, Aadhaar and Mobile trinity (JAM) had helped the government save $10 billion in leakages.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Ryan Phillippe sues former girlfriend
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Ryan Phillippe has filed a counter lawsuit against former girlfriend Elsie Hewitt, who had accused him of brutally beating her earlier this year.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Time to treat yourself with 'Food for Thought'
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The South Asian Association for Gastronomy brings the third edition of the Food for Thought fest. The two-day event will take place from December 23 at The Plaza here where representatives from countries like Bhutan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal will participate.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indians' enthusiasm attracts us the most, says Pakistani actor
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who ventured into Bollywood with the 2014 film "Raja Natwarlal", says the enthusiasm with which the Indian film fraternity works attracts artistes from her country to Indian cinema.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Griezmann volley keeps slim Atletico hopes alive
Madrid, Nov 23 (IANS) Goals from the much criticised attacking duo of Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro kept Atletico Madrid's slim hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League alive, with a 2-0 win at home against Roma.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Equity indices trade flat; IT, Teck stocks up
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Healthy buying in IT, capital goods and Teck stocks led key Indian equity indices to trade with marginal gains during the mid-afternoon session on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Not looking at any competition with Pandya: All-rounder Vijay (IANS Interview)
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Having made it to the Indian squad, batting all-rounder Vijay Shankar is not in any way losing his sleep thinking about a certain Hardik Pandya and possible comparisons and competition with the in-form cricketer as he prepares to join the Indian team for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur.
2017-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,IANS Life
Ex-Brazil defender Machado named Palmeiras coach
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 23 (IANS) Former Brazil international left-back Roger Machado has been named head coach of Palmeiras for the 2018 football season, the Sao Paulo club said.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Hindi-Chini bhai bhai: Dalai Lama
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday batted for respect and recognition of the 'Hindi-Chini bhai bhai' spirit to take Sino-Indian relations forward.
2017-11-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Diplomacy
Lille temporarily suspends Argentine coach Bielsa
Paris, Nov 23 (IANS) French Ligue 1 club Lille has temporarily suspended Argentine head coach Marcelo Bielsa following the team's poor performance this football season.
2017-11-23
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
'Padmavati' issue scary for all of us: Vinod Kapri
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) As protests against "Padmavati" gather steam all across India, "Pihu" director Vinod Kapri finds the issue scary for a citizen as well as a filmmaker. He says the government needs to take a stand and protect freedom of expression.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jude Law to feature in 'Captain Marvel'
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Jude Law is reportedly in negotiations to play the male lead opposite Brie Larson in "Captain Marvel".
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Narendra Kumar designs robe fit for WWE superstar Jinder Mahal
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Designer Narendra Kumar has designed a robe fit for former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal who is also known as the Modern Day Maharaja. Mahal will be presented with this special robe during his visit to India.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC to hear plea against release of 'Padmavati' abroad
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear on November 28 a fresh plea seeking to block the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directorial "Padmavati" outside India.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Cicero gives Gremio edge in Copa Libertadores final
Porto Alegre (Brazil), Nov 23 (IANS) A late strike from Cicero handed Brazilian football club Gremio a 1-0 home victory over Argentina's Lanus in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final here.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Sao Tome And Principe,Sports,Football
We're facing a conspiracy of silence: Environmentalist Sunita Narain (IANS interview)
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Environmentalist Sunita Narain, who heads the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and is a member of the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), says the environment challenges we confront are progenies of "a conspiracy of silence".
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan selects Big Data firm Teradata to enhance citizen services
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In a bid to enhance citizen services and engagement across the state, the Rajasthan government on Thursday announced the selection of Big Data analytics company Teradata to perform the job.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Early life in India dating 2,000 mn years discovered
Bengaluru, Nov 23 (IANS) A city-based geologist has discovered 2,000-million-year-old "prokaryotic" microfossils -- considered to be the earliest form of life -- from the Indian subcontinent in the Gwalior basin of the Bundelkhand region near Jhansi.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech
Varun Dhawan's selfie stunt leads to challan, apologises
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) The Mumbai Police on Thursday issued a challan to Varun Dhawan for taking a selfie with a fan from his car and warned him to avoid such antics in future. The actor has apologised.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Hudson quits as New Zealand football coach
Wellington, Nov 23 (IANS) New Zealand football team coach Anthony Hudson resigned on Thursday in the wake of the Kiwis' failure to reach next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Three coffees a day may have health benefits
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Moderate coffee drinking is safe and three to four cups a day may have some health benefits, a study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) showed.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Watch BMW 'X2' in 3D with Snapchat AR technology
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Luxury carmaker BMW collaborated with popular photo-sharing platform Snapchat's new augmented trial lens by letting customers "try" out the new "X2" car by customising its colours and viewing it from all angles.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Infinix introduces 'Zero 5' in India at Rs 17,999
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) China-based Transsion Holdings on Thursday introduced its dual camera smartphone Infinix "Zero 5" in India at Rs 17,999.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Varun Dhawan's selfie stunt leads to challan
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) The Mumbai Police on Thursday issued a challan to actor Varun Dhawan for taking a selfie with a fan from his car and warned him to avoid such antics in future.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
High-intensity exercise improves memory: Study
Toronto, Nov 23 (IANS) Some physical exercises may also be good for your brain as researchers have found that high intensity exercise may lead to better memory.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Canada,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
'Padmavati' cleared by British censors for Dec 1 release
London, Nov 23 (IANS) The British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC) has cleared controversial Indian film "Padmavati" for release on December 1 but a source close to the film's makers said it won't release anywhere on that date.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Law, movie world should put stop to usury: Kamal Haasan
Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) With political voices raised over his silence on the suicide of movie co-producer Ashok Kumar due to pressure from a loan shark, actor Kamal Haasan on Thursday said the law and movie industry has to put a stop to usury.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
'MasterChef Australia' 2015 winner finds Indian chefs 'almost obsessive'
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) "MasterChef Australia" 2015 winner Billie McKay had a chance to work with some of her Indian counterparts, and she found them almost obsessive.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,IANS Life
New toilets in trains no better than septic tanks: IIT-M study
A new kind of toilet using bacteria to break down human excreta has been deployed in Indian trains over four years to 2017, at a cost of Rs 1,305 crore, but this toilet is no better than a septic tank, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) has concluded after a two-year long study.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Giants of Jazz back with third edition
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Giants of Jazz, the music festival, is back with third edition and this year, it will take place in the national capital and Gurugram from November 30 till December 9.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Will have to wait longer for 'Avatar 2':James Cameron
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Legendary filmmaker James Cameron says he has only just managed to shoot his first successful scene for "Avatar 2" due to the challenges of filming underwater.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Singer Nick Carter accused of rape
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has been accused of raping a member of girl band Dream in 2002.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Kadvi Hawa': Bitter truth well told (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Kadvi Hawa"; Director: Nila Madhab Panda; Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome, Bhupesh Singh, Ekta Sawant; Rating: ***1/2
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
I don't have a passion for music but I am good at it: DJ Akhtar
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) DJ Akhtar has fast become a familiar name in music circles and has been hired to play at private parties hosted by or for Indian and international superstars including the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan, among others.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Nation should ensure digital space does not become playground of dark forces: Modi
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the nation should ensure that digital space does not become a playground of dark forces.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Srinagar, Jammu witness season's coldest night
Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 23 (IANS) Continuing its free fall on Thursday, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 2.3 degrees in Srinagar and 7.9 in Jammu, the lowest recorded at both places this season.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ivanka's India visit to be mix of business, history
Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump's visit to India next week will not be just a trip to attend the business conclave as she will also be exploring this historic city of pearls.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Lawyer to magician: Friedrich jumped from one 'deceptive art' to another
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Not allowed to practise magic professionally until he did something "serious", German mentalist and magician Nicolai Friedrich made objects float, changed their shape or made them reappear in new and impossible places. He also read minds and controlled thoughts across the globe after studying law, and jokingly says he jumped from "one deceptive art to another".
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
NASA drone race: Human pilot emerges faster than AI
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) In a drone race that pitted a world-class pilot against Artificial Intelligence (AI), the human pilot emerged faster although the AI flew the drone more smoothly and consistently, NASA scientists have announced.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Russia joins search operation for missing Argentine submarine
Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS) Russia has joined in the search for an Argentine military submarine that went missing with 44 crew in the southern Atlantic a week ago, the media reported on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
'Kadvi Hawa': A timely warning about global warming (Movie Review, Rating ****)
Film: 'Kadvi Hawa'; Director: Nila Madhab Pandya; Starring: Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome; Rating: ****
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Police enter Australia's closed detention centre
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Thursday entered a former Australian-run detention centre in a bid to get asylum seekers who remain there to leave.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bangkok shrine blast suspect arrested
Bangkok, Nov 23 (IANS) A Thai woman suspected of being involved in the 2015 deadly Erawan Shrine bombing was arrested here, police said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Padmavati' cleared by British censors for Dec 1 release
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Even though the makers of "Padmavati" have deferred the release of the film in India, the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC) has cleared it. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial will hit the screens in the UK on December 1.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung second largest smartphone brand in UK market
London, Nov 23 (IANS) While Apple led the UK smartphone market with just over 34 per cent market share despite sales declining sequentially, Samsung has become the second largest brand, slightly behind Apple.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
Misty Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) It was a misty Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
New Facebook tool to help users check Russian activity
San Francisco, Nov 23 (IANS) In a move to tackle Russian activity on its platform, Facebook has announced to create a tool where users can see if they are engaged with Pages linked to Russian propaganda.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
California Governor pardons wrongfully convicted man
San Francisco, Nov 23 (IANS) California Governor Jerry Brown released an order to pardon 70-year-old Craig Richard Coley who was wrongfully convicted of homicide in 1980 and has since stayed behind bars.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Key Indian equity market indices open higher
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
New York Public Library's Main Branch to undergo $317mn renovation
New York, Nov 23 (IANS) The New York Public Library's Main Branch, known for the two stone lions that guard its imposing entrance, is about to undergo a $317 million renovation.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
Cuba, N.Korea vow to strengthen ties
Havana, Nov 23 (IANS) Cuba and North Korea have vowed to strengthen ties amid escalating political tensions with the US.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Cuba,Politics,Diplomacy
Bangladesh firms awarded for solar power trade network
United Ntaions, Nov 23 (IANS) A UN-linked fund awarded $1 million to two Bangladeshi companies in recognition of their novel project to allow villagers more access to solar power and entrepreneurship.
2017-11-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
US tobacco firms to publish anti-smoking ads in dailies
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Major American cigarette manufacturers will begin publishing anti-smoking ads in 50 dailies to correct the misleading statements they made over the years about the effects of smoking, a move that complies with a court order filed in 2006.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Health/Medicine
Mehbooba Mufti announces amnesty to first-time stone pelters
Jammu, Nov 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has announced amnesty to first-time stone pelters, officials said on Thursday.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Maintain your cosmetic jewellery in easy steps
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Jewellery weather precious or otherwise, needs to be handled with care if we really want to enjoy it for a long time. Don't wear your fashion jewellery everyday, cleaners that contain acid, alcohol, vinegar or ammonia, suggest experts.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Saudi-led coalition reopens port of Hudaydah, Sanaa airport
Riyadh, Nov 23 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition announced on Wednesday the reopening of Port of Hudaydah and Sanaa airport, Saudi Press Agency reported.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Hariri vows to remain in Beirut, defend Lebanon
Beirut, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Saad Hariri told supporters here on Wednesday that he will remain in Lebanon and defend the nation's stability.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Khloe Kardashian poised to leave family show
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson, will reportedly take extended maternity leave soon and stay away from the spotlight including her family show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians".
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Breakdown of Syria prevented, political settlement on agenda: Putin
Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the breakdown of Syria has been prevented, and that a new stage has been reached for the possible transition to a political settlement in the war-torn country.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
The Weeknd, Katy Perry plan to collaborate
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Singers The Weeknd and Katy Perry are reportedly preparing for a collaboration.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stock up home with basic healthcare devices
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) There are certain healthcare devices that are important to keep within your reach at home. Always keep a thermometer, weighing scale and a blood pressure monitor, say experts.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Myanmar's Rohingyas are targets of ethnic cleansing: US
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) The US government said on Wednesday that abuses directed at the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar amount to ethnic cleansing.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
India can become the global powerhouse of children's films: Prasoon Joshi
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi says India has the potential to become global powerhouse for children's films as there are many stories waiting to be told.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Adam Levine's wife posts his naked picture
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) A naked photograph of singer Adam Levine with his one-year-old daughter Dusty Rose has been shared on social media.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Prasoon Joshi, Nitesh Tiwari hopes for gender sensitivity in children's films
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Gone are the days of creating a project about a damsel in distress waiting for her prince to come and rescue her. Instead, it is time to usher in gender sensitivity, and allow women to take charge and fight for themselves in the narrative of projects under children's films genre, say industry experts.
2017-11-23
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Egypt arrests spy network backed by Qatar
Cairo, Nov 23 (IANS) The Egyptian General Intelligence Agency said on Wednesday the previously arrested spy network financed by Turkey was also supported by Qatar, official MENA news agency reported.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Liam Payne opens up on dark side of fame
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) One Direction star Liam Payne has opened up about the darker sides to the boy bands success and said performing often felt like "putting on a costume" on stage.
2017-11-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New Zimbabwe President thanks public, military for support
Harare, Nov 23 (IANS) Zimbabwe's incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday thanked Zimbabweans and the military for their support.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Egypt's army destroys 10 vehicles loaded with weapons near Libya border
Cairo, Nov 23 (IANS) Egypt's air forces destroyed 10 vehicles laden with smuggled weapons and ammunition on the country's western border with Libya, military spokesman said on Wednesday.
2017-11-23
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP hails Shia Board proposal on Ayodhya, asks Rahul to clear stand
Rajkot, Nov 22 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday termed as "good" the Shia Central Waqf Board's draft proposal for resolution of the Ayodhya dispute which advocates construction of Ram Mandir on the contested property and asked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to specify party's stance on the draft.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Religion
Veteran trade unionist Sukomal Sen dead
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Chairman of the CPI-M's Central Control Commission, veteran trade unionist and former Rajya Sabha member Sukomal Sen died in a city hospital on Wednesday after prolonged illness, party sources said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Karnataka assembly passes bill to regulate private hospitals
Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 22 (IANS) The Karnataka assembly on Wednesday here passed a bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across the state.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Civil society key to Mediterranean stability: Italy
Rome, Nov 22 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government is listening to youth, women and the business community ahead of the Forum MED - Mediterranean Dialogues summit taking place in Rome next week, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Jaitley's comments on Patal quota issue laughable: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday termed as "laughable" Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's comment that Congress and Hardik Patel-led PAAS were "deceiving each other" on quotas, adding that "it will do everything within the constitutional framework".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress flays government over Hafiz Saeed's release
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Reacting to the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed from Pakistan's jail, the Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Narendra Modi government, asking "where is the 56-inch chest and strong diplomacy now".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Irrfan Khan to be honoured at Dubai film festival
Dubai,A Nov 22 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan is set to be honoured at the 14th edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in December for his "incredible body of work".
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi Dynamos pip Pune in ISL
Pune, Nov 22 (IANS) A terrific second-half display from youngster Lallianzuala Chhangte helped Delhi Dynamos register an impressive 3-2 victory over FC Pune City in their Indian Super League opener at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
TN varsity students indulge in arson, violence
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Students of Satyabama University near here on Wednesday late evening set on fire their hostel beds late on Wednesday and engaged in acts of vandalism, said a Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Department official.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Pay Rs 275 cr by Dec 31, SC tells Jaypee
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) AThe Supreme Court on Wednesday asked real estate major Jaypee Associates to deposit Rs 275 crore -- in two instalments -- by December 31, telling it to "behave like a good child".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Syria under spotlight at Mediterranean summit
Rome, Nov 22 (IANS/AKI) War-wracked Syria will be on the agenda at the Forum Med - Mediterranean Dialogues summit taking place in Rome next week, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
SC rejects plea on pet coke, furnace oil usage in NCR
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the plea for the recall of its order banning the use of pet coke and furnace oil by industries in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Kaccha Limbu' very close to my heart: Sonali Kulkarni
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Sonali Kulkarni says Marathi film "Kaccha Limbu", which narrates story of a middle-class couple trying to come to terms with a life-changing situation, is a very special project.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Safe City plans for women in eight metropolitan cities initiated
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday began a process of formulating a comprehensive safe city plans for women in eight metropolitan cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ludhiana factory collapse toll 13; owner arrested
Ludhiana, Nov 22 (IANS) The owner of a plastic factory, which collapsed on Monday and leaving 13 people dead, was arrested by the Punjab Police on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khattar criticises Hooda on plot offer to Miss World from Haryana
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday flayed his Congress predecessor Bhupinder Singh Hooda for suggesting offer of a plot and Rs 6 crore to honour state-born Manushi Chhillar for winning the Miss World 2017 title.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Lifestyle/Fashion
No urgency to enter politics: Rajinikanth
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil movie star Rajinikanth on Wednesday said there is no hurry for him to enter politics.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Young woman commits suicide at Delhi Metro station
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman on Wednesday committed suicide by jumping before a Metro train at the Kashmere Gate Metro station in north Delhi, police said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha cabinet clears new Rs 635 cr irrigation scheme
Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Wednesday approved the new 'Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unnayan Yojana' scheme for strengthening the state's irrigation system with an outlay of Rs 635 crore.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Two addicts held for killing youth
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Two drug addicts have been arrested on charge of murdering a youth when he resisted a robbery attempts in east Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya's Kasait eyes victory at Africa cross-country, CWG
Nairobi, Nov 22 (IANS) Kenya's Lilian Kasait on Wednesday expressed her confidence in winning the fifth African cross-country championships 2018 in Algeria.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Delhi-NCR air quality drops, may worsen as stubble burning increases
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) With stubble burning increasing in neighbouring states and wind speed dropping, air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Wednesday with all active monitoring stations of SAFAR now recording "very poor" air quality.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Stick to WHO guidelines while reporting suicides, says Goa child panel
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Taking exception to media reportage of suicides by minors in the state, the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Wednesday asked media houses to stick to WHO guidelines while reporting on suicide by students.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi transport minister reviews electric buses
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday reviewed the use of electric buses, which the government is considering to add to the city bus fleet.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
On court orders, two doctors booked for minor girl's death
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Two doctors of a prominent hospital here were booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder following court directions in case of a minor girl's death due to alleged wrong treatment, a culmination of a legal battle fought by his father for six long years.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
DCW notice to police over death threats to trafficking victims
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday issued a notice to the Delhi Police, mentioning that parents of the girls rescued earlier this week were receiving death and rape threats.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana approves pension for Hindi agitation activists, journalists
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday announced to provide a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 to "Matribhasha Satyagrahis" (Hindi agitators) and media persons.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Media,Politics
National Tissue Bank inaugurated to bridge demand-supply gap
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The National Biomaterial Centre (National Tissue Bank), which aims to fill the gap between demand and supply of tissues, was inaugurated here by Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
2,000 tonnes of onion to be imported: Paswan
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said public sector body MMTC will import 2,000 tonnes of onion in order to check rising prices in the local market.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India assures Russia of all cooperation in strengthening relationship
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday assured Russia that it would extend all possible cooperation in further strengthening the ties between the two countries to strong bilateral relations and collaboration in multifaceted dimensions.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
SC to hear plea to hold in-camera hearing for Hadiya on Monday only
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will hear on Monday (November 27) the plea by Asokan, the father of Hadiya, a 24-year-old Hindu woman from Kerala who converted to Islam, for an in-camera hearing when she appears before the court in pursuance to its directions.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
India sets up panel to draft new Income Tax Act
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A task force for redrafting the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961, to bring it in tune with the current economic needs and realities, was set up by the government on Wednesday, an official statement said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Nations must keep up their guard against IS: Italy
Rome, Nov 22 (IANS/AKI) Despite the collapse of the Islamic State's self-proclaimed Caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the international community "cannot turn off the spotlight" on the jihadist group, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
No meddling by political executive in CBI decisions: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Whether to file an appeal against an acquittal in a case is a decision taken by the investigative agencies on the merits of the case and there is no meddling by political bosses in this decision making, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Air variant of BrahMos missile tested from Sukhoi jet (Third Lead)
ANew Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully flight-tested the air variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi SU-30MKI fighter jet to hit a target in the Bay of Bengal, completing the country's tactical cruise missile triad.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Teenage girl commits suicide over 'relationship issues'
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) A teenage girl in West Bengal's Durgapur town allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday afternoon over relationship issues, police said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet nod to CPSEs negotiating wage revision
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday accorded permission to the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) to negotiate wage revision with their employees, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Gastric acid drug lansoprazole may also treat tuberculosis
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Are you in the habit of consuming lansoprazole, a cheap and easily available gastric acid suppressant to cure heartburn, gastritis conditions and ulcers? Take heart, as such drugs can also keep you away from developing bacterial infections, especially tuberculosis.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ryan murder: Bus conductor returns home after 76 days
Gurugram, Nov 22 (IANS) Ryan International School bus conductor Ashok Kumar, arrested on September 8 on charges of murdering class 2 student Pradhuman Thakur, was on Wednesday released from jail and returned home after 76 days in custody after the CBI found who was behind the crime.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Morocco participates in 39th Cairo film festival
Cairo, Nov 22 (IANS/MAP) Morocco has participated in the 39th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival that has opened with 175 films from 53 countries.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Egypt,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
Khattar criticises Hooda's plot offer to Miss World from Haryana
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday flayed his Congress predecessor Bhupinder Singh Hooda for offering a plot and Rs 6 crore to honour state-born Manushi Chhillar for winning the Miss World 2017 title.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Mahila Empowerment Party to contest Karnataka polls
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) The All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP), launched recently with the slogan of justice for humanity, on Wednesday announced that it will contest next year's assembly elections in Karnataka.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Digital sky' for drones needed for smooth operations: Sinha
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The government aims to implement the concept of "digital sky" for drones to ensure smooth operations for the rising numbers of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Assam's legendary actor Biju Phukan passes away
Guwahati, Nov 22 (IANS) Assam's prominent film actor Biju Phukan passed away at a private hospital here on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
AIBA launches GlovesUp programme to produce top quality boxers
Guwahati, Nov 22 (IANS) The International Boxing Federation (AIBA) on Wednesday launched its 'GlovesUp' famed legacy programme aiming to produce a new generation of world-class boxers in the years to come.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Chidambaram slams BJP leaders for their remarks
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday hit out at Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Bihar BJP Chief Nityanand Rai for their recent remarks, saying "that is what an intolerant political party does to a person".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
American fibre-optic cable maker AFL forays into India
Bengaluru, Nov 22 (IANS) American industrial equipment manufacturer AFL on Wednesday said it has forayed into India to make optical fibre cable and accessories for the local and overseas markets.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
IAF first in world to fire BrahMos missile from air
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) With the successful testing of an air version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Wednesday, the Indian Air Force has become the first one in the world to achieve this feat, official sources said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Five Indians storm into women's Youth Worlds semis
Guwahati, Nov 22 (IANS) India assured themselves of five bronze medals in the AIBA womens World Youth Boxing Championships with local star Ankushita Boro, Shashi Chopra, Sakshi, Nitu and Jyoti cruising into the semi-finals here on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Disciplinary proceedings opened against Real Madrid's Carvajal
Madrid, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Wednesday opened disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal for deliberately provoking a yellow card during his side's 6-0 win over Apoel Nicosia.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Centre considers hallmarking 24 carat gold jewellery
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on Wednesday said it will consider inclusion of 24 carat gold jewellery in the hallmarking standards.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Modi, BJP serial abusers, must apologize: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders as "serial abusers", the Congress on Wednesday asked both to apologize for lowering the level of political discourse.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UN asked to declare 2018 as International Year of Millets
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has sent a proposal to United Nations for declaring 2018 as "International Year of Millets" to raise awareness among consumers, policy makers, industry and research sector, it was announced on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Judicial probe sought in CBI judge's death
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A group of civil society activists and academicians on Wednesday alleged that CBI Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case, had died in "mysterious circumstances" in 2014 and demanded a high-level judicial inquiry into the matter.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NIA quizzes builder for Maoist links
Ranchi, Nov 22 (IANS) The NIA on Wednesday raided the house of a builder in Jharkhand's Gumla district over allegations that he had links with top Maoist leader Sudhakaran who carries a bounty of Rs 1 crore on his head.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Padmavati row is about Hindutva cultural repression: CPI-M
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The way the film "Padmavati" is being pilloried and the director and the main actor threatened with beheading shows how mob rule has become one of the hallmarks of "Modi raj", the CPI-M has said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Men perceived less powerful if wife retains surname
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) Are you a newly-wedded wife who has retained her surname? If so, your husband is more likely to be perceived as having less power in the relationship, a study says.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian bio-fuel market to grow to Rs 1 lakh crore: Pradhan
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednseday said the country's nascent bio-fuel industry has the potential to develop into a flourishing Rs 1 lakh crore market in the coming years.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress urges President to make agreement with NSCN-IM public
Imphal, Nov 22 (IANS) The Congress' Manipur unit on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking that the Narendra Modi government make public the framework agreement signed with the NSCN-IM in August 2015.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Zimbabwe's former VP to take oath as new President
Harare, Nov 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe's former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to the country on Wednesday and will be sworn in as President on Friday, succeeding friend-turned-foe Robert Mugabe.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Art of Living doesn't act for government agencies: Ravi Shankar
Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Wednesday claimed that the two arrested volunteers of Art of Living were authorised by the Indian government to open peace parleys with it in Bangladesh. But Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said his organisation has "never acted on behalf of government agencies".
2017-11-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Five injured in car-bus collision in Kashmir tunnel
Jammu, Nov 22 (IANS) Five persons were injured on Wednesday in a collision between a car and a bus inside the Chenani-Nashri tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China orders Skype withdrawal from Apple's app store, other platforms
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) Popular communications application Skype and other similar calling apps are no longer available on US tech giant Apple's app store in China and other platforms due to an order by the government.
2017-11-22
Category: International, China,Politics,Technology
Liquor worth Rs 15 crore seized in 'dry' Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) A total of 555 flying squads, working with the Narcotics Control Bureau, district administration and the Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)'s office, have seized liquor worth Rs 15 crore in the poll-bound 'dry' Gujarat, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Court sends man to judicial custody in 2008 cheating case
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday remanded a man, arrested on forgery and cheating charges for claiming tax refund in 2008, to judicial custody till November 25.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Tata Teleservices users to be shifted to Airtel under ICR deal
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Bharti Airtel said Tata Teleservices customers will be shifted to its mobile network under an intra circle roaming (ICR) arrangement with effect from Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
93% Indian workers happy to work with a bot: Survey
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A whopping 93 per cent of Indian workers feel positive about meeting bots and virtual assistants at their workplace, a survey conducted in 10 countries has found.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Eight rescued from crashed US plane off Japan coast
Tokyo, Nov 22 (IANS) Eight people have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed off the coast of Japan on Wednesday, the Japanese Defence Ministry said.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Haryana minister wants curbs on private hospitals' charges
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) To keep a check on cases similar to the case of over-billing that took place in Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday that he would speak to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda for bringing a proposal under which no private hospital could over-charge patients.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Aid and advice of Delhi Council of Ministers not binding on LG, SC told
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the aid and advice of the Delhi Council of Ministers is not binding on the Lt. Governor as Delhi government does not have any executive powers which are entirely vested in the Centre.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
BSES offers cash back on power bills paid using Bharat QR Code
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) In a move to encourage digital payment of electricity bills, BSES, one of the two electricity distribution companies (discoms) in Delhi, on Wednesday announced the launch of the Bharat QR Code-enabled facility for paying its electricity bills.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
VCs can sanction works costing Rs 5 cr: Sisodia
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodiae on Wednesday said that the state government-funded universities will now have financial autonomy as their Vice Chancellors have been empowered to sanction new works amounting upto Rs 5 crore per annum, if carried out by Public Works Department (PWD).
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Signature campaign against 'Padmavati' in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) At least eight organisations under the banner of Akhil Bhartiya Shakti Samaj launched a signature campaign here on Wednesday in protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama "Padmavati".
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Five dacoits arrested in Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Five members of a dacoit gang have been arrested from a West Bengal district bordering Bangladesh and weapons were seized from them, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Honor 8 Lite' 64GB variant now available at Rs 15,999
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Chinese telecom giant Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Wednesday announced that its smartphone "Honor 8 Lite", 64GB variant, is now available at Rs 15,999.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Parliament winter session likely to begin from December 15
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The government is considering calling the winter session of Parliament from December 15 after completion of polling in Gujarat in the Assembly elections and the dates would be out once the Presidential nod is secured for an ordinance on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sevilla confirm coach Berizzo suffering from prostate cancer
Seville, Nov 22 (IANS) Spanish football club Sevilla on Wednesday confirmed that head coach Eduardo Berizzo is suffering from prostate cancer.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ghaziabad trader shot dead
Ghaziabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Traders are up in arms in Ghaziabad after a trader returning home with a cake to celebrate his son's birthday was shot dead on a street.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi expresses concern over large number of grievances of consumers
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed concern over large number of grievances of consumers and called for improvement in administrative arrangements to benefit them, an official release said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Middleman's close aide held in EC bribery case
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A close associate of middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar has been arrested in connection with a bribery case with regard to allocation of poll symbol by the Election Commission to an AIADMK faction, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nine more held in Bihar toilet scam case
Patna, Nov 22 (IANS) Nine more persons were arrested in Bihar on Wednesday on charges of misappropriating government funds of over Rs 13.50 crore meant for the construction of toilets in the state capital, an official said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Mumbai to host Luxury Lifestyle Weekend in March (Lead, correcting Intro)
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Luxury Lifestyle Weekend (LLW), a platform that will bring together luxe brands and consumers, will take place from March 9-11 at Jio Garden, Bandra Kurla Complex here.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Telangana to unveil retail policy in January
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Aiming to attract more leading retailers, Telangana will announce its retail policy early in January next year, said a top government official on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Cabinet clears ordinance for changes to Bankruptcy Code
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to introduce certain changes to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC notice to Centre on sale of skin creams containing steroids
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Central government on a PIL seeking direction to ensure that no topical medications which contain a "cocktail of harmful steroids" is sold without a valid prescription of a doctor.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
We missed Keane during our first game: ATK's Zequinha
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Robbie Keane was missed when ATK played a goalless draw against Kerala Blasters against Kerala Blasters in Kochi in Indian Super League (ISL)'s opening match, club's Portuguese midfielder Zequinha said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Sindhu, Saina, Prannoy advance at Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, Nov 22 (IANS) Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the second round while Parupalli Kashyap and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy fell in the opening round of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
Eating disorders may cause long-term health issues
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Eating disorder among young adults, both men and women, may have long term side-effects on their psychological and physical health, a new finding has revealed.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Over 100 genetic risk factors for allergic diseases identified
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified over 100 genes that act as risk factors for developing one of the several allergic diseases hay-fever, eczema and asthma, a finding that sheds light on why these conditions often occur together.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Cabinet nod for constituting 15th Finance Commission
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the constitution of the 15th Finance Commission, whose recommendations have to be in place by April 1, 2020, and decided to finalise its terms of reference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
'Fast food chains should avoid antibiotics in chicken'
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Jagdish Prasad has called for small and big fast food chains in India to stop using antibiotics in chicken and other food products.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rashtrapati Bhavan now open for public four days a week
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan, the sprawling official residence of the Indian President here, will now be open for public viewing for four days a week.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Air variant of BrahMos missile tested from Sukhoi jet
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully flight-tested the air variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi SU-30MKI fighter jet to hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal, completing the country's tactical cruise missile triad.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the horrific 2008 Mumbai terror attack, from house arrest that began in January this year.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Aretha Franklin responds to her death rumours
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Aretha Franklin has reassured fans that she is alive and well following rumours of her death.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Cabinet approves new scheme for rural women
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the introduction of new scheme 'Mahila Shakti Kendra' in order to empower rural women through community participation.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
IIEST Shibpur to reinforce student placement, internships
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, (IIEST) Shibpur, is taking steps to "overhaul the placements and internships" of its students, its director said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Education
Manali freezes at minus 0.4 degrees
Shimla, Nov 22 (IANS) Popular tourist destination Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday saw the mercury drop below the freezing point, with its nearby hills wrapped in last week's snowfall.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IKEA's first India store to offer over 7,000 products
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Leading Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA will offer over 7,000 products at its first India store opening here next year, it said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Senior Kerala CPI leader Ismail to face party action
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) said on Wednesday that one of its topmost Kerala leaders K.E. Ismail will face party action for an interview he gave to a TV channel.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, war crimes
The Hague, Nov 22 (IANS) Ratko Mladic, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb Army, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by a UN tribunal here.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Jharkhand ex-Chief Secretary jailed for 5 years in fodder scam
Ranchi, Nov 22 (IANS) A CBI court here on Wednesday sentenced former Chief Secretary of Jharkhand Sajjal Chakravarty to five years' imprisonment in a multi-million Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) scam, popularly known as fodder scam.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Policy tweak to ensure normalcy in Kashmir: Jaitley
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Any policy tweak on Kashmir is to ensure normalcy in the state, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday in response to a query about the Centre advocating withdrawal of cases against first-time stone-pelters in the Valley.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Steps to find solutions to movie financing must: Tamil Nadu BJP chief
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday expressed grief at the suicide of movie co-producer Ashok Kumar owing to usury pressure.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Red wine makes you feel relaxed, spirits sexy: Study
London, Nov 22 (IANS) If you want to feel relaxed after a hard day, better order wine or beer. Save the spirits for days you need to boost confidence or need to feel sexy, suggests the largest ever study examining how different alcoholic drinks affect emotions.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Modi must've played role in 'Padmavati' deferral: Karni Sena
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even though silent on the "Padmavati" row, must have had a role to play in the deferral of its release date from December 1.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Teigen, Legend expecting second child
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen has announced that she is expecting her second child with husband and singer John Legend.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Two injured in knife attack inside Mumbai court
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) In a sensational incident, a complainant in a assault case attacked the two accused with a knife in front of a magistrate during a court hearing here on Wednesday, officials said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat bans release of 'Padmavati'
Gandhinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday declared that the his government would not allow release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" in the poll-bound state.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress finally seals deal with Hardik Patel (Roundup)
Ahmedabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday announced his support to the Congress in the Gujarat Assembly election after it reached an understanding with him by promising job quotas to the agitating Patel community if it comes to power.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Neeraj Ghaywan's new short film on Indian society
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) National Award winning director Neeraj Ghaywan of "Masaan" fame has come up with a short film "Juice", which showcases how a hot and humid summer evening unfolds to question the beliefs and practices that are ingrained in Indian society.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
I will miss playing for East Bengal: ATK striker Robin
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK's India striker Robin Singh on Wednesday said he would be missing the I-League side and city football giants East Bengal, and if time permits he would turn up for their games.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mumbai to host Luxury Lifestyle Weekend in March
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Luxury Lifestyle Weekend (LLW), a platform that will bring together luxury brands and consumers, will take place from March 9 to March 12 at Jio Garden, Bandra Kurla Complex, here.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Al Qaeda front's two militants, arms dealer sent to police custody
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Three persons, including two members of Bangladesh-based Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) and a local arms dealer, who were arrested by the city police, were sent to 14 days in police custody on Wednesday, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sector-specific buying, Asian cues buoy equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Extending gains for the fifth consecutive session, key Indian equity indices on Wednesday closed in the positive territory as positive Asian cues and higher auto stocks buoyed investors' sentiments.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jaitly mocks quota deal bettwen Congress, PAAS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday mocked the understanding reached between Congress and Hardik Patel-led PAAS on reservation for Patidars, saying it amounts to "deceiving each other" becuase quotas cannot exceed the constitutional ceiling of 50 per cent.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Centre considers hallmarking 24 carat gold jewellery
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Central government would consider including 24 carat gold jewellery in the hallmarking standards, Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India, Russia to sign anti-terror agreement during Rajnath's visit
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India and Russia are likely to sign a comprehensive security agreement on cooperation in combating terrorism and organised crime during Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh's three-day visit to Russia next week, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Pakistan accountability court resumes hearing against Sharifs
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain Muhammad Safdar (Retd.) appeared before an accountability court here on Wednesday as the trial resumed into the corruption references filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
2017-11-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
13,000 took part in Swachh Ability Run
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The second edition of the JK Cement Swachh Ability Run witnessed the participation of over 13,000 people.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
TN has highest number of women entrepreneurs: Report
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has the highest number of women entrepreneurs in India, followed by Kerala and West Bengal, reveals a new report.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Metro shafts to have designs based on nature, music
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Lift shafts at 11 stations of the Delhi Metro's upcoming Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) will have designs based on nature and classical music.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
UBI plans to raise up to Rs 500 cr
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) State-run lender United Bank of India (UBI) on Wednesday said it is planning to raise up to Rs 500 crore through issuing and allotting of Basel III compliant bonds.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves signing of customs agreement between India, Philippines
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the signing and ratifying of an agreement between India and Philippines on co-operation and mutual assistance in customs matters, an official statement said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Hackers stole data of 57 mn Uber customers, drivers in 2016
San Francisco/New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) In a startling revelation, ride-hailing platform Uber has disclosed that two hackers "inappropriately accessed" names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million customers and drivers and the license numbers of around 600,000 drivers.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal youth arrested after posting pics of eating civet
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) A youth in West Bengal, who had posted photographs of feasting on a civet, in social media, has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golfer Neha grabs 3-shot lead in 15th leg of Hero WPT
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Golfer Neha Tripathi shot two-under 68 to grab a handy three-shot lead at the end of the first round of the 15th leg of Hero Womens Pro Tour at the Palms Golf Club and Resort here on Wednesday.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
When I talk, I am not understood: Ronaldo
Madrid, Nov 22 (IANS) Declining to be interviewed, Real Madrid's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has accused the media of twisting his words after he scored twice to set yet another record in the 6-0 Champions League Group H win in Nicosia.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football,Media
Vinit Kakar enjoys bonding with kids (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Actor Vinit Kakar, who is currently seen in mythological show "Vighnaharta Ganesha", says he enjoys bonding and spending time with children.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
St. Moritz Ice Cricket 2018 launched
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Former India opener Virender Sehwag and middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif on Wednesday launched the inaugural edition of St.Moritz Ice Cricket 2018.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mother-daughter bond one of most beautiful: Gurdeep
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Gurdeep Kohli says a mother-daughter bond is one of the most beautiful experiences in the world.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chargesheet filed in actress abduction case, superstar Dileep named accused
Kochi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Kerala Police team, probing the actress abduction case, on Wednesday submitted the chargesheet which has named Malayalam superstar Dileep as eighth among the 12 accused and his former wife, actress Manju Warrier, as a key witness.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP MP Paresh Rawal tweets 'bar-wala' jibe, then apologises
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) BJP MP Paresh Rawal hit back with a tweet at the Congress over the "chai-wala" jibe aimed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier on, but the move backfired and led to him apologising for the potshot.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kangana Ranaut injured on sets of 'Manikarnika'
Jodhpur, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been shooting for the biopic on Rani Laxmibai "Manikarnika", has had her ligament torn while pulling a stunt.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ryan Seacrest accuser wanted $15 mn for her silence
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) A woman who accused popular TV host Ryan Seacrest of sexually inappropriate behaviour when she worked as his stylist a decade ago reportedly demanded a $15 million payoff for remaining silent.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amidst anger, slain Tripura journalist cremated
Agartala, Nov 22 (IANS) Journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik, who was shot dead by a trooper in Tripura, was cremated on Wednesday, the final rites attended by hundreds of journalists and other professionals.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Acid reflux drugs not linked to dementia risk: Study
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) The intake of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and stomach ulcers, may not be linked to dementia or Alzheimer's disease in older adults, a study has claimed.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Two injured in knife attack inside Mumbai court
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) In a sensational incident, an accused attacked his two co-accused with a knife in front of a magistrate during a court hearing here on Wednesday, officials said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't miss Cassini's stunning 'Farewell to Saturn' mosaic
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) NASA has released a stunning image mosaic of Saturn assembled from the images snapped by the Cassini probe during the final leg of its journey.
2017-11-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
I am comfortable batting at any position, says Saha
Nagpur, Nov 22 (IANS) India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Wednesday brushed aside talk of frequent changes in his batting position saying the No.6 slot in the Indian batting line-up is a flexible one, depending on the conditions.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Cabinet approves revised salaries, pensions for SC, HC judges
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances and pensions of the judges of the Supreme Court and high courts as well as those who have retired, an official statement said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cabinet nod to continuing IICA scheme till 2019-20
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved continuation of the scheme on Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) for another three financial years (2017-18 to 2019-20) to make the institute self-sustainable, an official statement said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
HC dimisses plea against Rahul Gandhi for skipping SPG security
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL filed against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi alleging he put himself in danger by skipping SPG security cover given to him.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Soldier, militant killed as Army foils infiltration bid
Srinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) A soldier and a militant were killed on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district when the Army foiled an attempt by militants to sneak into India from Pakistan.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Lebanon's PM Hariri puts resignation on hold
Beirut, Nov 22 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced on Wednesday he was putting his resignation on hold, more than two weeks after he shocked the country by saying he was stepping down.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Diplomacy
Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
2017-11-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Cabinet approves India's membership for EBRD
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved India's membership for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), for which the required steps will be initiated by the Finance Ministry, an official statement said.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Sansan launches AI-driven app 'Eight' in India
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Japan's Cloud-based business card management service provider Sansan Inc on Wednesday launched a contact management app "Eight" in India.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
AIADMK MP Maitreyan says he echoed majority view
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) AIADMK Rajya Sabha member V. Maitreyan on Wednesday said he had echoed the views of the majority of party cadres in his Facebook post on Tuesday, not just his own.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Congress suggestions on Patidar quota as per Constitution: Sibal
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that his party's suggestions on providing quotas to Patidars in poll-bound Gujarat was "as per the Constitution" and PAAS leader Hardik Patel will make the announcement of the formula at an appropriate time.
2017-11-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics