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Italy unable to solve aid worker's abduction in Kenya
Rome, March 20 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities "continue to follow" the case of 23-year-old Italian aid worker Silvia Romano, who was kidnapped in southern Kenya in November "but haven't yet got to the bottom of it", Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Government enters cockpit to curb air fare hike
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it was working with the airlines to increase capacity across sectors to keep a check on spiralling air fares.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pro-Trinamool men at Bengal CEO's office, BJP alleges
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Questioning the content of the show-cause notice sent by the Election Commission to Union Minister Babul Supriyo on a campaign song, the BJP on Wednesday alleged pro-Trinamool Congress officers were deployed in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Nirav Modi's arrest a 'got-up match': Mamata
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday refused to give any credit to the Narendra Modi-led government for the arrest of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in London and termed it a "got-up match".
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Fight global problems together, UN to developing nations
Buenos Aires, March 20 (IANS/AKI) The world needs to harness the power of exchanges between countries in the Global South if it is to reduce poverty and malnutrition while rising to the challenges posed by population growth and climate change, the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
LF contesting two Bengal LS seats held by Congress
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The Left Front on Wednesday announced its candidates for two of the four Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal it had so far left for the Congress, as chances of a seat adjustment between the two parties receded further.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC sends show cause notice to two Trinamool leaders
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday slapped showcause notices on Trinamool Congress leaders Jitendra Kumar Tiwari and Anubrata Mondal, following the BJP's complaint against the duo and two state ministers from the ruling party for violation of the model code of conduct.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Rs. 34.90 lakh seized in poll-bound Arunachal Pradesh
Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) Central agencies monitoring the election process in northeastern states have seized an amount of Rs 34.90 lakh in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
High fares dent February air passenger growth
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic growth slowed further in February owing to high air fares even as airlines continued to cancel flights due to various reasons.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Engaged with UK to extradite Nirav Modi soonest: MEA
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India on Wednesday Awelcomed the arrest of bank fraud accused Nirav Modi in London and said it continues to actively follow up the matter with British authorities concerned to extradite him at the earliest.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fox-Disney deal makes Murdoch's children billionaires
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's six children will become billionaires with the closing of the $71 billion deal by the Walt Disney Company to acquire 21st Century Fox.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Media
KKR balanced side with more pace options: Kallis
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Head coach Jacques Kallis feels two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are as balanced as they can be going into the new season with more fast bowling options than last year.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,IPL 2019,Cricket
Mayawati not to fight LS poll but open to role at Centre
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will not contest Lok Sabha elections so as to be able to campaign effectively across the country but also indicated that her decision did not mean she was ruling herself out of the post-poll Prime Ministerial sweepstakes.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi harps on 'Mai Bhi Chowkidar, flays Rahul
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a veiled attack on opposition parties for raising questions over the Indian Air Force's (IAF) targeted strike against terrorists in Balakot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday the attack took place in Pakistan but the trouble was felt in India by the "tukde-tukde gang."
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Who let Nirav Modi escape, Priyanka asks BJP (2nd Lead)
Varanasi/Chandauli/Mirzapur, March 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for describing the arrest of absconding PNB fraud case accused Nirav Modi in London as an achievement, asking who let him flee.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
India thrash Bangladesh to reach SAFF final
Biratnagar (Nepal), March 20 (IANS) The Indian women's football team secured its berth in the final of the SAFF Women's Championship for the fifth time in a row with a clinical 4-0 win over Bangladesh at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Two arrested, 1.5 kg opium seized in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) The crime branch of the Gurugram Police on Wednesday arrested two persons and seized 1.560 kg fine quality opium worth Rs 25 lakh in the international market on the Gurgaon-Alwar national highway near Maruti Kunj crossing.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Setback for Marans in illegal telephone exchange case
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) In a set back for the Maran brothers - Sun TV promoter Kalanithi Maran and former Union Minister and DMK's Lok Sabha candidate Dayanidhi Maran - and others, the Madras High Court on Wednesday declined to quash the charges framed against them in the illegal telephone exchange case.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Could NC, Congress afriendly Dangal' prove costly in J&K? (Dangal 2019)
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The Regional National Conference (NC) and the Congress on Wednesday decided to forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in J&K.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
ED to sell Nirav Modi's 173 paintings, 11 cars
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will soon start the auction of 173 paintings and 11 vehicles of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi after it obtained permission from a special court in Mumbai on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Imtiaz Ali's film locks V-Day 2020 release date
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali's yet to-be-titled film, starring Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan and Randeep Hooda, will release on Valentine's Day on February 14, 2020.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Speculations rife over Indian suitor for Jet Air
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) High-level officials from the government, the public sector banks and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here on Wednesday to discuss the future of financially-troubled Jet Airways in the backdrop of speculations that an Indian suitor is being searched to save the beleaguered carrier.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
KCR's son appears set to be his successor (Dangal 2019)
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) With Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao eyeing a key role in national politics in the post-poll scenario, his son K. T. Rama Rao appears set to take over the mantle.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jio adds most subscribers in January, says TRAI
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio led the subscription race in January 2018 with an addition of 93.24 lakh subscribers across the country, the highest among all the telecom service providers.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vodafone Idea gets SEBI nod for over 75% shareholding
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Vodafone Idea promoters have received market regulator SEBI's approval to exceed 75 per cent shareholding post rights issue with the condition that it will have to brought under that level within a year.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Social media sites to axe content in 3 hours
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, agreed on Wednesday to process any request from the Election Commission to take down content within three hours during the 48-hour period before voting days.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
18 fugitives brought back to India in five years
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Narendra Modi goverment has succeeded in bringing back 18 fugitive offenders, including alleged AgustaWestland deal middleman Christian Michel James, to India in the last five years and is strongly pursuing extradition cases of absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi and liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Politics
Karnataka building crash toll rises to 5
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) The toll in the collapse of a multi-storey commercial building under construction in Karnataka's Dharwad on Tuesday rose to five, police said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why is Modi bailing out Jet Airways, asks Congress
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday questioned the Modi government's proposal to bail out Jet Airways which has registered over Rs 7,000 crore losses, and demanded to know if every private firm will be bailed out at the cost of the public exchequer.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
260 Jet pilots, grounded planes lessors approach SpiceJet
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Financially troubled Jet Airways seems to be headed towards more turbulence as around 260 of its pilots have applied to join SpiceJet, even as investors like public sector banks struggle to stitch a rescue plan for the airline.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Shiv Sena MLA quits, may join Congress
Nagpur, March 20 (IANS) In a shock to the Shiv Sena, its legislator from Warora in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district, Suresh alias Balu Dhanorkar, quit the party and his seat on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Serena joins Priyanka Chopra as Bumble investor
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Tennis star Serena Williams has joined actress Priyanka Chopra as an investor of social and dating application Bumble.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports,Technology
Modi bartering away national sovereignty: CPI-M
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Modi government is bartering away "nothing less than the national sovereignty of the country" by bowing down to the US over oil imports from Iran and Venezuela, the CPI-M has said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Will not allow RSS to run the country, says Rahul
Agartala, March 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the RSS would not be allowed to run the country and it is the people of the country, particularly the northeast region, would govern their land and nation.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
T-Series on verge of becoming No. 1 YouTube Channel
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Indian film production house and music label T-Series needs slightly more than 800 subscribers to beat Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie's channel and become the No 1 YouTube Channel.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
I consider Modiji an inspiration: Vivek Oberoi
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi, who plays the lead role in the upcoming biopic on Narendra Modi, considers the Prime Minister to be an inspiration.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Man arrested for uprooting 30 ATMs in Gurugram region
Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) A member of a Mewati gang responsible for uprooting 30 ATMs in the first half of last year and who subsequently went underground has been arrested here, the police saod.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More N-E people now supporting NPP ideology: Sangma
Shillong, March 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said people in the northeastern states have started accepting the ideology of the National People's Party (NPP).
2019-03-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Apple launches new AirPods with improved talk time
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Introducing its second generation of wireless headphones, Apple on Wednesday launched new AirPods designed to deliver more talk time.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi's arrest a 'got-up match', says Mamata
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday refused to give any credit to the Modi government for the arrest of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in London and termed it a "got-up match".
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Breast implant safety put under scanner by FDA
Washington, March 20 (IANS) After thousands of women reported that breast implants had caused them problems, like debilitating joint pain and fatigue, the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and researchers have started re-examining its safety.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Focus on Industry 4.0, emerging markets: HP
Houston, March 20 (IANS) HP could be targeting the $12 trillion business in manufacturing as it pushes, fine tunes and works furiously on its 3D printing technology -- what it terms Industry 4.0, said Dion Weisler, President and CEO of HP.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
J&K 'missing' file: Bukhari points finger at Mufti
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) A former Minister in the Mehbooba Mufti government, here on Wednesday, alleged that the file related to fake state subject certificates vanished at her door during the PDP-BJP rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Nirav Modi held in London, in police custody
London/New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has been arrested in London in connection with a Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case and was sent to police custody till March 29 after being denied bail.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Elle-HP mining data to give personalised content
Houston, March 20 (IANS) In the Instagram era you have to be photo-ready, is what Nina Garcia, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Magazine said about her meeting with Enrique Lores, HP's president imaging and printing.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion,Media,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Trinamool's Mimi wants to lend people a voice before making promises (Dangal 2019)
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Glamorous Bengali actress Mimi Chakraborty is banking on the love showered by the people on her through the years as she now canvasses for votes in the lanes and alleys of the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Politics
India is key focus area, 3D printers next big thing
Houston, March 20 (IANS) India is a very attractive market with high brand recognition for a computer hardware producer like HP, said HP Inc's President for Asia Pacific and Japan, Tian Chong Ng.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Alok Industries stocks surge for 9th straight day
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The share price of Alok Industries continued its rally for the ninth consecutive day on Wednesday on positive investor sentiments after the company's acquisition proposal by Reliance Industries and JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Company was cleared by the NCLT.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
President extends Holi greetings
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi, calling it "a celebration of spring and of our sense of fraternity".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Brazil gunmen shoot at convoy carrying nuclear fuel
Rio de Janeiro, March 20 (IANS) Gunmen attacked a convoy of trucks carrying uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, police said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Made Modi biopic with honesty: Sandip Ssingh
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Producer Sandip Ssingh says the team of "PM Narendra Modi" film is trying to present a true story in an honest manner to the audience.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
2019 polls most crucial since Independence: Yechury
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India is facing the "most crucial" elections after Independence where the criterion for deciding whom to vote for will not be the government's mere performance, but the fact that our secular democracy is in peril and has to be saved, said CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NZ shooting: Tech firms asked to brief US Congress
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Technology companies, including Facebook and Twitter, have been asked to brief the US Congress on March 27 regarding their response to dissemination of the video of the New Zealand terrorists attack on their platforms.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Politics
May writes to EU seeking Brexit delay
London, March 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday wrote to the European Union seeking extension of the Brexit negotiation until June 30 to allow her time to secure backing of Parliament, which has twice rejected her current proposal.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
World Cup to be most open till date: Kallis
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The upcoming cricket World Cup will be the most open till date keeping in mind the format, feels South African legend Jacques Kallis.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports
People should face some kind of criticism: Varun
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan says that people should always face some kind of criticism as it helps them to grow in life.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stalin hits campaign trail from father's birthplace
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) A day after releasing the party's Lok Sabha election manifesto, DMK President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday hit the campaign trail from Tiruvarur, his father and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's birthplace.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Disney now owns Star India after $71bn Fox deal
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) With the closing of the $71 billion deal with 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company now owns Indian TV giant Star, a Mumbai-based media company with dozens of sports and entertainment channels.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Social media sites to axe content in 3 hours
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, agreed on Wednesday to process any request from the Election Commission to take down content within three hours during the 48-hour period before voting days.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
Big B is always extra sweet towards me: Ranbir
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor says his "Brahmastra" co-star Amitabh Bachchan is always extra sweet towards him because he treats him like family.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Manipuri dancer explores human cost of war
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The plight of refugees and their constant state of movement and instability became the central theme of "1 Sq Ft", a contemporary dance act by Manipuri choreographer Surjit Nongmeikapam, who was first inspired by the horrors of the World World II wreckage in Manipur.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Art/Culture/Books
Stillborn baby's head dismembered during delivery
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) In a tragic incident, the head of a baby that had died in its mother's womb got separated during delivery at the primary health centre in Koovathur village in the Kancheepurm district, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
It's right time to release Modi biopic: Omung Kumar
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The makers of "PM Narendra Modi" received a lot of flak for planning to release the movie on April 12, a day after the first phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections. But the date was changed to April 5.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Dangal 2019,Bollywood,National
Yes Bank to hire CAs for checking fraud
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Private lender Yes Bank has advertised for employing Chartered Accountants for the position of 'Quality Control Financial Crime' in Kolkata.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
USFDA approves first drug for postpartum depression
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD) in adult women.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Who let Nirav Modi escape, Priyanka asks BJP
Chandauli/Varanasi/Mirzapur, March 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for describing the arrest of absconding PNB fraud case accused Nirav Modi in London as an achievement, asking who let him flee.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
India should focus on neighbours first: Ex-IAF chief
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Stressing that world peace will depend on how India and China manage their relations, former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal (Retired) Arup Raha on Wednesday said both the countries ignore each other but India should focus on a "neighbours first" policy.
2019-03-20
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Mindtree board defers decision on buyback of shares
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) IT services firm Mindtree's board on Wednesday deferred its decision on the proposed buyback of shares to a later unspecified date.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Rift widens between EB club & investor over Super Cup
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The growing divide in the East Bengal ranks has widened further in the last couple of days. While Quess East Bengal and investing company Quess did not attend the meeting of the executive committee of the club on Monday - to decide on participation in the Super Cup - Quess chairman Ajit Issac was present when the nine I-League clubs met in Chennai to shoot off a letter to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'How to Train...: Brilliant animation, slack story
Film: "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"; Director: Dean DeBlois; Voice Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Justin Rupple, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kit Harington, F. Murray Abraham; Rating: **1/2
2019-03-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Chowkidar Chor Hai' slogan defamed watchmen: Modi
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his "Chowkidar Chor Hai" (watchman is the thief) jibe, saying some people in the last few months have run a disinformation campaign against "chowkidars" (watchmen) for their "vested interests".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CBI arrests AAI Executive Director for taking bribe
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday arrested an Executive Director of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for accepting Rs 4 lakh as bribe from Bright Shine Services, a Chennai-based airport ground handling firm.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU fines Google $1.7 bn for unfair online ad rules
Brussels, March 20 (IANS) The European Union's antitrust regulators on Wednesday fined Google 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for abusing its dominance in the online search market by blocking rivals.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Belgium,Business/Economy,Technology
Aseemanand among 4 acquitted in Samjhauta blast
Panchkula (Haryana), March 20 (IANS) A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Wednesday acquitted all four accused, including Hindu leader Swami Aseemanand, in the February 2007 Samjhauta Express train blast which killed 68 people, mostly Pakistanis.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Huawei to launch Mate X foldable phone in India
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Premium smartphone maker Huawei on Wednesday said it would launch its foldable 5G smartphone 'Mate X' in India in 2019.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Leaders only talk war, don't send kin to fight one'
Bhopal, March 20 (IANS) Unhappy with political parties preaching war as the only way to teach Pakistan a lesson, S.N. Subbarao, a Gandhian, on Wednesday said parties that
2019-03-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian artists for 58th Venice Biennale announced
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Works of seven modern and contemporary artists, including Nandalal Bose and Atul Dodiya, will figure at the Indian pavilion in its second-ever participation in the prestigious Venice Biennale which begins in May.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sensex ends flat on high stock-specific volatility
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Key equity indices closed on a flat note on Wednesday owing to high stock-specific volatility, after having surged for the last seven consecutive days.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SAFF Women's Cup: India hammer Bangladesh 4-0
Biratnagar (Nepal), March 20 (IANS) The Indian women's team secured their berth in the final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women's Championship for the fifth time in a row with a clinical 4-0 win over Bangladesh here on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Aseemanand among 4 acquitted in Samjhauta blast
Panchkula (Haryana), March 20 (IANS) A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Wednesday acquitted all four accused, including Hindu leader Swami Aseemanand, in the 2007 Samjhauta Express train blast which killed 68 people, mostly Pakistanis.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Eating fish may help reduce asthma risk 70%: Study
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) Eating fish oil, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, can help reduce the risk of asthma by nearly 70 per cent, finds a study.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
BSP leader Chandraprakash Mishra joins BJP
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Chandraprakash Mishra, who contested against Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in 2004, on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Swiss badminton chief says following Indian model
Engelberg (Switzerland), March 20 (IANS) With Switzerland set to host the BWF World Championships in August this year, Swiss Badminton President Robbert de Kock has said that he wants to popularise the game in his country by following the Indian model which elevated the game in the country against all odds and was now producing world class shuttlers.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
1971 war hero who set up Bangladesh Navy dies
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The 1971 India-Pakistan war hero, Captain M.N. Samant of the Indian Navy, who helped set up the foundation of the Bangladesh Navy, passed away here on Wednesday following cardiac arrest, an official said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Minor raped, murdered by kin, 4 arrested
Bhopal, March 20 (IANS) A 12-year old girl was raped and beheaded by three of her brothers and her uncle in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh, the police said on Wednesday. Her uncle, aunt, and two of her brothers were arrested by the police on Monday, while one brother is still on the run.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Only Modi can ensure national security: Palaniswami
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday reiterated national security is important for a democratic country like India and only Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the capability to ensure this.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Czech model jailed in Pakistan for smuggling heroin
Lahore, March 20 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday sentenced a Czech model arrested last year on charges of attempting to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi to eight years and eight months in jail.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Congress' popular face in Vindhya Himadri joins BJP
Bhopal, March 20 (IANS) In a jolt to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, the party's popular face in the Vidhya region, Himadri Singh, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), here on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
J&K ropes in Tatas to promote IT-enabled services
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday decided to rope in the Tatas to promote IT-enabled services in the state.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy,Technology
Imran wishes Hindus 'very happy, peaceful' Holi
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday wished the Hindu community in Pakistan "a very happy and peaceful Holi".
2019-03-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Congress leaves 5 seats for Left Front in Bengal
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Amid the ongoing impasse over sharing of seats for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the Congress on Wednesday decided to leave five seats for the Left Front, but said it would field candidates in the two seats won by the Left parties in the last general elections in 2014.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
ED allowed to question Geelani's son-in-law
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to question Altaf Ahmad Shah, son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, and two others who are in judicial custody on charges of funding terrorist activities.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Robert Vadra moves HC seeking quashing of FIR
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, knocked the door of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking quashing of a first information report (FIR) in a money laundering case.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tokyo 2020 Olympic relay torch design unveiled
Tokyo, March 20 (IANS) The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organisers, here on Wednesday, unveiled the design of its relay torch, inspired by Japan's cherry blossoms.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Man gets life sentence for 2002 Godhra train burning
Ahmedabad, March 20 (IANS) A Special SIT Court set up at the Sabarmati Central Jail in Gujarat on Wednesday sentenced one more person to life imprisonment for the 2002 Godhra train carnage.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mayawati not to contest LS election
Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday declared that she will not contest the Lok Sabha elections and asked party activists not to get disheartened over her decision as there were legal provisions for her to get elected within six months.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Instagram beta in-app shopping feature in US
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram has launched the beta version of its in-app shopping feature in the US that would allow over a billion users to buy products tagged in images or videos without having to leave the platform.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Doctors, lawyers, businessmen in MNM's first LS list
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Doctors, advocates, a former IPS officer, a retired district judge, and businessmen figure among the candidates fielded by Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) from Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Tokayev sworn in as new President of Kazakhstan
Astana, March 20 (IANS) Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday was sworn in as the President of Kazakhstan, following resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev, 78, after almost 30-year rule on Tuesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Kazakhstan,Politics
UAE man sacked, deported for celebrating NZ attack
Dubai, March 20 (IANS) A company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said they have fired and deported one of their employees for posting a comment on Facebook celebrating the terror attacks in New Zealand.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
J&K Governor praises boy on receiving Shaurya Chakra
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday congratulated the Kashmiri boy on receiving the 'Shaurya Chakra' for tackling militants in the Shopian district.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Delhi have one of the best bowling attack: Ishant
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Delhi Capitals' pacer Ishant Sharma wants to take wickets than just bowling well in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The fast bowler, picked for Rs 1.10 crore in the auction, feels this Delhi team has the arsenal to go all out and win the title. The team has the perfect combination of fast and spin bowlers, he said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
PNB stocks surge over 4% after Nirav Modi's arrest
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The Punjab National Bank (PNB) stock surged over 4 per cent on Wednesday following the arrest in the UK of Nirav Modi, who is accused in the Rs 13,500- crore PNB fraud case reported last year.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Young cricketer dies after collapsing while batting
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) A 22-year-old city based cricketer fell ill during a friendly match and died here on Wednesday, hospital sources said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
High-level US-China trade talks to resume: Officials
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Negotiators for the US and China have scheduled a new round of high-level trade talks in Beijing and Washington, aiming to close a deal by late April to end the year-long dispute between the worlds two largest economies.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Long time before Nirav Modi is extradited: Top UK law expert
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) It could probably be a long time before absconding Mumbai diamantaire Nirav Modi - who was arrested by the London Police on Wednesdy - would actually face the extradition process initiated by the Indian government, a top British law expert said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Theresa May not to seek long delay of Brexit
London, March 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May will not seek a long delay to the Brexit process when she asks European Union leaders for more time to secure Parliament's backing for a withdrawal deal, which has twice rejected her current proposal, a government official said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
New Opera mobile browser with built-in VPN in India
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Opera Internet browser on Wednesday released a new version of its mobile app called "Opera for Android 51" that comes with a free built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to safeguard the online privacy and security of over 160 million VPN users in India.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India out to break AFC U-23 cup qualification jinx
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India U-23 football team head coach Derrick Pereira on Wednesday named ten 19-year-olds and even one 16-year-old in India's 23-member squad for the AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from March 22.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Many political biopics to hit screen ahead of polls
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) From Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic to a film on Congress President Rahul Gandhi's life and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's mysterious death, filmmakers are trying to look through the political prism for their celluloid projects.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Bollywood,Politics
Funskool new unit with Rs 25 cr outlay in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Targeting 50 per cent of its turnover from overseas, plastic moulded toys major Funskool (India) Ltd on Wednesday commissioned its new unit at Ranipet, said a top company official.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
NASA probe finds water-bearing minerals on Bennu
New York, March 20 (IANS) A team of scientists from NASA have discovered the evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Pramod Sawant wins trust vote in Goa (Roundup)
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the Goa Assembly and pledged to carry forward his late predecessor Manohar Parrikar's vision of "positive thinking".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BJP, Congress field star campaigners in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, March 20 (IANS) Campaigning for the April 11 Lok Sabha election in Uttarakhand is set to heat up when top politicians and film stars hit the campaign trail.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Protests in Bangladesh as student dies in accident
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) Students in parts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Wednesday took to the streets in protest against a student's death in an incident of rash driving.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League clubs open to rethink Super Cup participation
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Nine I-League clubs have written to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kusal Das expressing their desire to participate in the Super Cup.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Congress-NC alliance for Lok Sabha polls in J&K
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The Congress and the National Conference (NC) on Wednesday announced a pre-poll alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir but said there will be "s friendly contest" in Anantnag and Baramulla.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Kunal Kemmu gets injured while shooting for 'Abhay'
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu got injured while shooting for his web series "Abhay".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonakshi a talented actress: 'Bhuj' director
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Abhishek Dudhaiya says Sonakshi Sinha is a talented actresss.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Google unveils Cloud gaming service Stadia
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Google has unveiled its Cloud gaming service called Stadia at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) here.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Elli, Shantanu in QARAN's music video
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Elli AvrRam and actor-choreographer Shantanu Maheshwari have come together to star in composer QARANs music video of his song "Haaye oye".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Centre urged to ban tobacco promotion in Filmfare Awards
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A Delhi health official has written to the Central government to stop the advertisement, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco brands in the 64th Filmfare Awards slated to be held in Mumbai on Saturday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Cinema/Showbiz
No deadlock in Mahagathbandhan over seats: Tejashwi
Patna, March 20 (IANS) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has denied reports of a deadlock over seats in the "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance) in Bihar, saying it has been finalised and will be announced after the Holi.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
More browser options for European Android users
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Google will now ask European Android users their browser and search engine preferences, following a regulatory action against the company for the way it bundles softwares in its mobile operating system (OS).
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
1971 war hero who set up Bangladesh Navy dies
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The 1971 India-Pakistan war hero, Captain M.N. Samant of the Indian Navy, who helped set up the foundation of the Bangladesh Navy, passed away here on Wednesday following cardiac arrest, an official said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ED set to question Geelani's son-in-law
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to question Altaf Ahmad Shah, son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, and others who are in judicial custody on charges of funding terrorist activities.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Diamantaire Nirav Modi arrested in London
London/New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was on Wednesday arrested in London on charges of defrauding on a huge loan taken from the Punjab National Bank (PNB), official sources said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
1 bn Indians live in water scarce areas: Report
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) As many as one billion people in India live in areas of physical water scarcity, of which 600 million are in areas of high to extreme water stress, according to a new report.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Manimeghlai, Shruti shine at World Summer Games
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Specially-abled women cyclist Manimeghlai and Shruti from SOS India have won gold and silver medals, respectively, in 500 metre at Special Olympics World Summer Games, in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chennai City take pole position in I-League awards
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Newly crowned champions Chennai City FC, were presented with the Hero I-League trophy at a ceremony, here on Wednesday. The trophy was handed over to the Coimbatore-based club by All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das and I-League Chief Executive Officer Sunando Dhar.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
TRS hits century as 9th Congress MLA defects
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) The ruling TRS' tally in the Telangana Assembly reached 100 on Wednesday as another MLA of the main opposition Congress party switched loyalty.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP may deny tickets to sitting MPs in Jharkhand
Ranchi, March 20 (IANS) With winnability being emphasised as the main criterion in deciding candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, Jharkhand's ruling BJP may deny tickets to some of its sitting MPs.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Piping hot tea raises esophageal cancer risk: Study
New York, March 20 (IANS) Love to drink your tea piping hot? Beware, it could raise the risk of esophageal cancer, finds a study.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa CM Pramod Sawant wins trust vote
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state Assembly and pledged to carry forward his late predecessor Manohar Parrikar's vision of "positive thinking".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Exodus continues from BJD as MP, MLA resign
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) The exodus from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha continued with Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh and Daspalla MLA Purna Chandra Nayak resigning from the party on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
JGU launches report on higher education in India
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched a report on improving higher education quality in India, a statement from the university said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Oscar Isaac speaks up on Batman casting rumours
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Oscar Isaac has denied rumours that he will be the next actor to play Batman, but has hinted that he was interested in the role.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Limited downside to L&T's valuation in takeover'
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A report on Tuesday said it sees limited downside to diversified conglomerate Larsen and Toubro's (L&T) valuation in its hostile bid to take controlling stake in leading IT services firm Mindtree.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi arrested in London
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was on Wednesday arrested in London in connection with a Rs 3,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan default case, official sources here said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Gobar-wood' to reduce pollution levels in Agra this holi
Agra, March 20 (IANS) An experimental project to produce "gobar-wood" for holi has offered new hope to bring down pollution levels in the Taj city.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
HC allows JNUSU to attend welfare meetings
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted interim relief to the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) to attend important welfare meetings, staying a varsity's notification till July 17.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Akshay defeated by woman officer in mock fight
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Ahead of the release of his film "Kesari", actor Akshay Kumar visited a BSF camp and performed a mock fight with a woman officer here.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dynastic politics destroyed institutions: Modi
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attacked the Congress for its "dynastic politics" and said its biggest casualty are the institutions.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Alphons, Vadakan likely to figure in Kerala BJP list
Kochi, March 20 (IANS) Among those likely to figure in the list of candidates of the Kerala BJP, includes Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons and new entrant and former Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan, besides senior state leaders.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
IPL: 5 players who could be playing their last season
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Since 2008, the yearly edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has served as a launchpad for several budding talents and it is expected that this year will also be no different. The 2019 season meanwhile, could also be the last time when fans will witness some of their favourite stars in action in the cash-rich league. A number of stars have dominated the game in the past. However, with age being a factor, they could be featuring in the tournament for the final time.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tax payers' money to save Jet Airways: Congress
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said the government intended to bring a bailout package for the cash-strapped Jet Airways - partly owned by foreign investors - using Indian tax payers' money.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Pawan Kalyan's brother Naga Babu to fight LS polls
Amaravati, March 20 (IANS) Actor and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan's brother Naga Babu on Wednesday joined the party and was immediately named the party candidate for the Narsapuram Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NCP jolted as ex-Maharashtra Dy CM's son joins BJP
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Ranjitsinh V. Mohite-Patil, son of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, was formally welcomed into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Floriculture in Himachal to get boost
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) Floriculture in Himachal Pradesh is to get a boost as the Dr Y.S. Parmar University and Forestry's research station has been designated as the 'lead centre of dahlia testing' in the country, the university said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt win Zee Cine Awards
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who wooed the audience with his power-packed performances in movies "Padmaavat" and "Simmba" last year, has bagged the Best Actor in a Leading Role award at Zee Cine Awards 2019.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India 'attractive' location for global filmmakers
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) With films like "Period. End Of Sentence" and "Village Rockstars" from India's interiors reaching international audiences, the country is becoming one of the favourite destinations for global filmmakers. The Film Facilitation Office (FFO), with the support of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, is easing the process of filming in India that is empowering the local ecosystem and tourism.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
Congress alone can protect Northeast people: Rahul
Imphal, March 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said it is his party alone which can protect the culture, language and history of the people of the Northeast, and claimed to have blocked the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Rajya Sabha.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CPI-M issues second list of candidates for LS polls
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday named 20 more candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Disney seals $71 bn deal for 21st Century Fox
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) After more than a year of working to get the final approval, Disney has officially sealed the deal on its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
5 unmarried couples whipped publicly in Indonesia
Jakarta, March 20 (IANS) Five unmarried couples were on Wednesday flogged publicly in Indonesia - the world's largest Muslim-majority country that practices Sharia or strict Islamic law.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
NC, Congress announce pre-poll pact
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The Congress and the National Conference on Wednesday announced a seat-sharing pact for the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir but will have "friendly fights" in two places -- Baramulla and Anantnag.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey
Istanbul, March 20 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Turkey on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported as yet, authorities said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Tashkent...' director on releasing film during polls
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, whose upcoming movie "Tashkent Files" is set to release during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, says only an "idiot or a guilty person" can call the movie a propaganda and that it is about a "citizen's right to truth".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Politics
Karnataka building crash toll rises to 4
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of a multi-storey commercial building under construction in Dharwad in Karnataka on Wednesday rose to four, police said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung plans to expand investment in AI, 5G
Seoul, March 20 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co on Wednesday said it will propel technology innovations to tackle the unfavourable business environment and foster new growth drivers such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G.
2019-03-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Political campaign spends on social media a mystery (IANS Special)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Despite all the efforts put in place by social media companies to show who is paying for the political advertisements on their platforms, the users may not know the actual amount spent to run political campaigns on these websites.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Politics
Sotheby's to sell Paleolithic woolly mammoth skeleton
Hong Kong, March 20 (IANS) After works of art, auction house Sotheby's will sell rare objects of historical importance, including the skeleton of a giant woolly mammoth, a species from the Paleolithic period that went extinct around 12,000 BC.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Former BJP MP joins Congress, may contest LS polls
Patna, March 20 (IANS) Former BJP MP from Bihar's Purnea district, Uday Singh, on Wednesday joined the Congress and is likely to contest the Lok Sabha polls from the Purnea seat.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Salman Khan gifts luxury car to Katrina Kaif?
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif is the owner of a new luxury car Range Rover, which was reportedly gifted by her former boyfriend and superstar Salman Khan.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indonesia floods, landslides toll crosses 107
Jakarta, March 20 (IANS) The death toll in flash floods and landslides in Papua province of eastern Indonesia crossed 107 on Wednesday, while the search for 93 missing persons shifted to residential areas buried under mud, rubble and wooden logs, officials and rescuers said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Goa CM Pramod Sawant wins trust vote
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state Assembly.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
NASA probe makes new discoveries on asteroid Bennu
Washington, March 20 (IANS) NASA's first asteroid-sampling mission OSIRIS-REx has observed particle plumes erupting from the surface of Bennu, an asteroid the size of the pyramid at Giza.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
HC notice to Daati Maharaj on CBI challenging bail
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked self-styled godman Daati Maharaj and others to file a response on a CBI plea seeking cancellation of their anticipatory bail in a rape case.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
2 killed, 1 hurt in oil tanker fire near S. Korea
Seoul, March 20 (IANS) Two sailors were killed and one injured when a fire broke out on an oil tanker on Wednesday morning off the southern coast of South Korea, according to media reports.
2019-03-20
Category: International, South Korea,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa CM becomes emotional as House mourns Parrikar
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant broke down while speaking on a motion passed in the Assembly on Wednesday to condole the death of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Christchurch attack: NZ begins to bury victims
Christchurch, March 20 (IANS) The first burials took place on Wednesday for some of the victims of last week's Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Let's shoot: Taapsee, Bhumi for 'Saand Ki Aankh'
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Bollywood actresses Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar have started shooting for their upcoming film "Saand Ki Aankh".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Swapnil takes up cameo role in 'Ladies Special'
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Swapnil Joshi will be playing a cameo role in the Hindi TV show "Ladies Special".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Actress Sumalatha files nomination from Mandya seat
Mandya (Karnataka), March 20 (IANS) Multilingual south Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh on Wednesday filed her nomination to contest the Lok Sabha elections in April as an Independent from the Mandya seat.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
WHO urges global framework on human genome editing
Geneva, March 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) called for a strong international governance framework on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
IBM creates Blockchain-based global payment network
Singapore, March 20 (IANS) Information Technology (IT) major IBM has created a Blockchain-based global payment network that transmits monetary value in the form of digital assets, commonly known as cryptocurrencies or "stable coins."
2019-03-20
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Technology
US to build first exascale supercomputer in 2021
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The US has disclosed its plan to build an exascale supercomputer, about seven times the speed rating of the most powerful system built to date.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Technology
CUJ teacher bags Rs 31 lakh project to raise consumer awareness in J&K
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) For 31-year old Gowhar Rasool, a teacher in the School of Business Administration in Central University Jammu (CUJ), it is a dream project he has been conceptualizing for over two years now.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Kashmir
NZ PM Ardern calls for global fight against racism
Christchurch, March 20 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week's deadly attack on two mosques here.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Google's 'Inbox' app shutting down in April
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Google is shutting down on April 2 its email app "Inbox" that gave users options like advanced filtering, message snoozing and more visual organisation.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Congress believes it has no chance in 2019: AAP
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday said Congress President Rahul Gandhi was not keen on seat sharing in different states in 2019 as he believes that he has no chances of winning the Lok Sabha battle and was eyeing the 2024 elections.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP, Congress men fight as Priyanka visits Varanasi
Varanasi, March 20 (IANS) A minor scuffle broke out between Congress and BJP supporters while Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was visiting the Shastri Memorial at Shastri Chowk in Ramnagar here to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Mayawati not to contest LS elections
Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said she will not contest the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Deepika on Indian cinema's global recognition
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who was announced the chairperson of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) earlier this year, feels that Indian cinema is at the "brink of beautiful global recognition".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Voters happiest with Kerala, Rajasthan, Gujarat MPs
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Voters in Kerala, Rajasthan and Gujarat are most satisfied with their outgoing Members of Parliament (MPs) while those in Uttarakhand, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are least happy with the performance of their elected representatives.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amul's ad tribute to Parrikar echoes in Goa assembly
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar features on the iconic Amul Butter billboard advertisement because he was a colossal leader and won both the hearts and minds of the people, Cabinet Minister Vijai Sardesai told the state legislative assembly on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM Pramod Sawant wins trust vote
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state Assembly.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
BJP attacking every democratic institution: Priyanka
Mirzapur/Varanasi, March 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday accused the BJP of systematically attacking every democratic institution in the country and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not take people for fools.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Madhuri Dixit Nene, Shriram Nene adopt a puppy
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress-producer Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband Shriram Nene have adopted an abandoned puppy rescued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Qatar to launch largest energy bank with $10 bn
Doha, March 20 (IANS) Qatar will launch the world's largest energy bank with a capital of $10 billion in 2019, an official of the new bank said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Qatar,Business/Economy
Gabriel Jesus says career 'stopped' after World Cup
Rio De Janeiro, March 20 (IANS) Brazil and Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has admitted that his career "stopped" following last summer's World Cup, but says he is growing in confidence and ready to recapture his best form.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
India tech market to grow 8% in 2019: Forrester
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India is the fastest-growing country for tech spending in Asia Pacific, increasing by 8 per cent in 2019 and by 7 per cent in 2020, according to a new report from global market research firm Forrester.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Priyanka Gandhi practices Buddhist meditation
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, whose visit to the Vindhyavasini Devi Temple near Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh was marred by pro-Modi slogans raised by BJP supporters, believes in spiritual self-discovery and has practised meditation.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
River Plate 'greatly affected' by Quintero injury
Buenos Aires, March 20 (IANS) A serious knee injury suffered by Colombia and River Plate playmaker Juan Fernando Quintero has "greatly affected everyone" at the Argentinian club, according to teammate Lucas Pratto.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Twitter to audit developers using data from app
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has decided to audit app developers who use data from its platform, as business and research boosting tools to make sure it gets paid for the information delivered.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Focus on Industry 4.0, emerging markets: HP
Houston, March 20 (IANS) Hewlett Packard could be targeting the $12 trillion business in manufacturing as it pushes, fine tunes and works furiously on its 3D printing technology -- what it terms Industry 4.0, said Dion Weisler, President and CEO of HP.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Unhappy BJD leaders pose headache for party
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Managing disgruntled leaders appears to be a big headache for Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) as several leaders have quit the party while others have expressed their displeasure after being denied party ticket.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Hyderabad Metro rolls into IT hub
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) The Hyderabad Metro Rail on Wednesday threw open a key 10 km stretch connecting Hitec City, the information technology hub.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
I can't cook, I'm a terrible wife: Priyanka Chopra
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she is a terrible wife as she does not know how to cook.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Skin diseases more common in elderly men: Study
London, March 20 (IANS) Ranked as the fourth most common cause of human illness, skin diseases increasing with age are more frequent in elderly men than in women, say researchers.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
James Corden to host 2019 Tony Awards
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) TV host and actor James Corden has been tapped to once again host the Tony Awards.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russia-US' Venus space probe to be launched in 2027
Moscow, March 20 (IANS) A Russian-US joint interplanetary probe to Venus will be possibly launched in 2027, said a Russian scientist.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
Protest shutdown hampers life in Valley
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Wednesday following a shutdown called by separatists to protest against the death of a youth in police custody on Monday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
5G reserve price: TRAI says industry consulted
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) TRAI chairman R.S. Sharma on Wednesday put the ball back into the operators' court after they complained that the 5G spectrum reserve prices were higher, saying the operators were consulted over the base price and the government has not sought any further review on it so far.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vote for Modi if you want your kids to become watchmen: Kejriwal to voters
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday asked people to vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi again only if they wanted their children to become watchmen.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Marijuana sale, seizure on rise in Gurugram (Special)
Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) The millennium city is apparently witnessing a rise in illegal trade of marijuana with the police having seized 60 kg of the banned substance worth around Rs 80 lakh in March.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple will support media literacy in US, Europe
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Apple has announced a new initiative in support of non-profit organisations in the US and Europe that offer un-biased, independent media literacy programmes.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
SBI to auction NPA assets worth Rs 6,169 cr in March
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The State Bank of India will auction non-performing assets (NPAs) amounting to Rs 6,169 crore in the next 10 days to recover its dues from various defaulting business outfits.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
England, Pakistan to watch out for in WC: Kuldeep
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Despite losing the home ODI series 2-3 to Australia, the Virat Kohli-led Team India is considered the favourites for the upcoming World Cup. However, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav believes two other teams also have the capability to shine in the showpiece event, starting May 30 in England and Wales.
2019-03-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India hints won't attend April's Belt and Road forum
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) India cannot be a part of China's Belt and Road Initiative as it ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity, Indian envoy to Beijing has said.
2019-03-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Parineeti calls 'Bhuj...' special true story
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who will next be seen in "Bhuj: The Pride Of India", has called the upcoming film the "most special true story ever".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Civilian injured in LoC firing dies in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) A civilian injured in firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector, on March 10, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Nicolas Cage to star in martial arts actioner
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Actor Nicolas Cage will star in the upcoming martial arts actioner "Jiu Jitsu", based on the comic book of the same name.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Schreuder to follow Nagelsmann as Hoffenheim coach
Berlin, March 20 (IANS) Alfred Schreuder will be Hoffenheim's new coach after taking over from departing Julian Nagelsmann in the summer, the Bundesliga outfit confirmed in an official statement.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
S. American football head stresses need to broaden market
Asuncion, March 20 (IANS) The president of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Alejandro Dominguez has defended his strategy of promoting regional competitions in the international market.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
'Rating IDBI Bank as private is against public interest'
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) has demanded the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to reconsider its decision to categorise IDBI Bank as a private entity.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
UNSC undermining General Assembly's authority: India
United Nations, March 20 (IANS) Criticising the Security Council for "undermining" the authority of the General Assembly, India has said that the 193-member body has to assume some of the blame because of its focus on procedures rather than substantive matters.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Priyanka to reach Varanasi on 3rd day of river ride
Mirzapur, March 20 (IANS) On the third-day of her campaign along the river Ganga on Wednesday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will visit former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's memorial in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Dover Corporation on aggressive talent hunt in India
Jaipur, March 20 (IANS) Dover Corporation, the US-based manufacturer of industrial products, is on an aggressive talent hunt in India, a senior company executive has said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Colour Holi snaps with Next-Gen iPhone, iOS apps
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With Holi round the corner, which premium smartphone will help you capture those colourful moments?
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Mindtree board to discuss proposed buyback offer
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) Leading IT services firm Mindtree's board of directors will meet on Wednesday to discuss the company's proposed buyback, in the backdrop of diversified conglomerate Larsen and Toubro Ltd's (L&T) bid to take over.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Firecracker industry's future to rule Virudhunagar polls
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) The uncertainty hanging over the future of the Rs 6,000 crore fireworks industry is expected to burst as a major campaign plank for the opposition parties during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the Virudhunagar constituency of Tamil Nadu.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Crisis of candidates grips Congress, BJP in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 20 (IANS) With both the Congress and the BJP stressing on the winnability of candidates as the prime factor in distribution of tickets, the parties face a strange predicament in Rajasthan. Both fielded most of their winnable candidates in the Assembly elections and are now facing a severe dearth of faces for the Lok Sabha polls.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Commercial success important for Anil Kapoor
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor is happy with the successful run of his film "Total Dhamaal" at the box office, and says getting commercial success is important.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pant grabbed his chance, now up to selectors: Saha
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) An injury can change a sportspersons career graph overnight and not many would know that better than India and Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha. From being a Test regular to watching Rishabh Pant take the coveted spot after the Bengal player suffered a shoulder injury, Saha has seen it all.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Facebook to curb discrimination in housing, job ads
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) In a bid to avoid discrimination in ads related to housing, jobs and credits, Facebook has announced new changes where anyone who wants to run such ads will no longer be allowed to target by age, gender or zip code.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Suresh-Vivek Oberoi unite for 'PM Narendra Modi'
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi will be sharing screen space with his father and actor Suresh Oberoi in "PM Narendra Modi".
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Pleasant morning in Delhi, mercury to touch 32
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) It was a pleasant Wednesday morning in the national capital with scattered clouds dotting the sky, but temperature are set to soar by noon, when the Met expects it to touch 32 degrees Celsius.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Elle-HP mining data to give personalised content
Houston, March 20 (IANS) In the Instagram era you have to be photo-ready, is what Nina Garcia, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Magazine said about her meeting with Enrique Lores, Hewlett Packard's president imaging and printing.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Media,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Fresh landslides block Jammu-Srinagar highway
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) Fresh landslides in Ramban district on Wednesday blocked the Jammu-Srinagar highway, the traffic department said.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Choose wisely - go organic this Holi!
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With Holi -the festival of colours coming up -- everyone is busy buying colours, 'pichkaris', and balloons but with increasing environment pollution and severe allergic reactions to synthetic colours, there is a growing awareness among people to opt for organic variants.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
'Messi, Ronaldo lucky-unlucky to be greats same time'
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are both lucky and unlucky to be playing in the same generation, said former Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho while commenting on the long-running debate on who's the best.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
India is key focus area, 3D printers next big thing
Houston, March 20 (IANS) India is a very attractive market with high brand recognition for a computer hardware producer like Hewlett Packard, said HP Inc's President for Asia Pacific and Japan, Tian Chong Ng.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Markets open on positive note on Wednesday
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Inshallah' is going to be magical journey: Alia
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who is going to collaborate with filmmaker Sanay Leela Bhansali and superstar Salman Khan for "Inshallah" feels the epic romance drama will be quite a magical journey.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Toll in Karnataka building crash rises to 3
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) With the death of one more person in a building collapse in Karnataka's Dharwad, the toll has touched three, police said on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Doodle marks the beginning of spring
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Google on Wednesday celebrated the spring equinox with an animated doodle of a flower on the surface of the earth.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
Federer has mixed feelings about Miami Open venue
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, who has played four Miami Open finals and won three, all on the old Crandon Park courts in Key Biscayne, said that he has "mixed feelings" with this year's move to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Ronaldo returns to Portugal squad since June
Oeiras (Portugal), March 20 (IANS) Juventus star and Portuguese national football hero Cristiano Ronaldo returned home to wear the western Iberian nation's team jersey for the first time since the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
'Roar of the Lion' is triumph of human spirit:Kabir
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Kabir Khan, who is looking forward to the release of his documentary "Roar of the Lion" from Wednesday on Hotstar, has described it as a classic tale of triumph of the human spirit.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Goa's BJP-led coalition government faces floor test
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Newly appointed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who heads a BJP-led coalition government, will face a floor test to prove his dispensation's majority in the 36-member state legislative assembly on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
US, Brazil sign space technology safeguard agreement
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The US has signed an agreement with Brazil to protect its technology associated with US participation in space launches in the South American country.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Technology
Australia to summon Turkish envoy over Erdogan's remarks
Canberra, March 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for threatening to send Australians "back in a coffin" following the Christchurch attacks.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Australia,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US orders review of Boeing 737 Max
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The US government has ordered a review of the way Boeing's 737 Max aircraft got its licence to fly.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Merkel vows to fight for orderly Brexit
Berlin, March 20 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an "orderly Brexit" until "the very last hour".
2019-03-20
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Politics
US stocks close mixed amid economic data
New York, March 20 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed as investors digested a slew of newly-released economic data.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Theresa May to ask for Brexit delay
London, March 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May is writing to the European Union (EU) to formally ask for Brexit to be postponed.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Iraq, US to continue cooperation against terrorism
Baghdad, March 20 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi and US Vice President Mike Pence have agreed to continue the two countries' cooperation against terrorism.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Iraq,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Animated show 'Battle Kitty' to woo kids on Netflix
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Taking the interactive animation format for children a notch higher, Netflix has announced a new show "Battle Kitty", based on a concept emerging from its creators' Instagram posts.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Russian defence minister meets Syrian president
Moscow, March 20 (IANS) Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday visited Syria on the instruction of President Vladimir Putin and held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Five killed in Egypt shooting
Cairo, March 20 (IANS) The Egyptian Police on Tuesday killed a gunman who opened fire at pedestrians in Egypt's Giza province, leaving four dead and five wounded, the media reported.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chopped finger lands pickpocket, accomplice in jail
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The impression of a pickpocket's chopped finger found from the crime spot has helped the police arrest him and his accomplice here.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Likened to Indira as people still love her: Priyanka
Mirzapur, March 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said that people compared her looks with her grandmother Indira Gandhi as they still remember the late Prime Minister with respect for the work she had done for them.
2019-03-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
MBA graduate held for selling fake air tickets
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) An MBA degree holder was arrested for allegedly duping people to the tune of over Rs 1 crore by providing them fake air tickets while being employed with a travel agency at central Delhi, a police officer said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manikrao Thakre, Gaikwad in Congress sixth list
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday night released its sixth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, which includes former Maharashtra party unit chief Manikrao Thakre from Yavatmal-Washim and
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC notice, police complaint against Supriyo over campaign song (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday slapped a show-cause notice on Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo for not seeking permission before releasing a video of his party's campaign song for Bengal on the social media.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
DGCA discuss ways to resolve Jet crisis (Roundup)
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday held an emergency meeting with Jet Airways to discuss ways to resolve its debt crisis, which has caused financial stress to its employees as well as problems like fleet depletion and flight cancellations.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Airlines told to raise capacity to keep fares in check
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Airlines have been advised by the government to increase capacity to keep a check on spiralling air fares, official said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi to interact with 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' supporters
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) To intensify the "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would interact with people, mainly security guards, across the country through audio bridge technology on Wednesday a day ahead of Holi, the festival of colours.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Italy deports Moroccan ex-imam on security grounds
Rome, March 19 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have expelled a radicalised former imam on security grounds, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Italian citizens will be protected in no-deal Brexit: PM
Rome, March 19 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government will aim to safeguard Italian citizens and businesses in the "undesirable" event of the UK's scheduled withdrawal from the European Union on March 29 without a deal, Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Congress will scrap Citizenship Bill forever: Rahul
Itanagar, March 19 (IANS) Launching his party's Lok Sabha campaign for the northeast, here on Tuesday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill would be scrapped if his party came to power.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Not job of PM or parties to decide Ram Janmabhoomi: KCR
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday said it was not job of the Prime Minister or political parties to decide where is the Ram Janmabhoomi.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress has officially ruled out alliance: Kejriwal
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the Congress has officially conveyed its "no" for an alliance in the city.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
BJP to drop all 10 sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The BJP will change all its 10 sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh, party General Secretary and state in charge Anil Jain said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pickpockets targeted Parrikar's funeral procession, 12 held
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) The Panaji city police have arrested 11 pickpockets and a chain snatcher over the last 24 hours in the state capital after several wallets and mobile phones were reported stolen and a chain snatched, during the funeral procession of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday, police said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police, EC seize over Rs 68 lakh cash in Bengal
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The police and Election Commission officials have made a cumulative seizure of cash amount of over Rs 68 lakh and fake Indian currency notes of more than Rs 2 lakh face value across West Bengal, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
West Nile fever kills boy in Kerala, Centre on watch
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) As a six-year-old boy undergoing treatment for West Nile Fever died in Kerala's Mallapuram, the government on Tuesday reviewed the current situation, preparedness and action taken to deal with the disease.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Former forest service officer in fray from Shillong
Shillong, March 19 (IANS) Former Indian Forest Service officer T.H.S. Bonny on Tuesday filed his nomination papers from the Shillong Lok Sabha seat as a candidate of Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM).
2019-03-19
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
EC notice, police complaint against BJP MP over campaign song
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday slapped a show-cause notice on Union minster and BJP leader Babul Supriyo for not seeking permission before releasing a video of his party's campaign song for Bengal on the social media.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mohammedan Sporting may take part in Super Cup
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) City football heavyweight Mohammedan Sporting SC in a letter to the Indian Football Association (IFA) on Tuesday expressed its interest to take part in the Super Cup, after several I-League clubs refused to play due to ill-treatment.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mamata to give Holi a miss as tribute to Pulwama martyrs
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Tuesday announced that she would not celebrate Holi this year as a tribute to the CRPF troopers slain in the recent Pulwama terror attack.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata takes potshots at BJP over Ram temple
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Taking a dig at the BJP-led central dispensation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said while they could not even construct one Ram temple, her government has spruced up the pilgrimage spots as part of its development programmes.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Minor's body recovered, rapist absconding
Firozabad, March 19 (IANS) The police continue to remain clueless about the whereabouts of an alleged rapist who abducted a minor from a village in Sirsaganj area. The eight-year-old victim's blood-stained was found in an agricultural field.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
HC adjourns hearing on Hardik Patel's plea
Ahmedabad, March 19 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on a plea of Congress leader and convener of Patidar Ananmat Aandolan Samiti (PAAS), Hardik Patel, seeking a stay on the conviction by Mehsana district court, to enable him to contest the upcoming general election from Gujarat.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
EC asks parties not to use defence forces in poll campaigns
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday directed all political parties and candidates to desist from "indulging in any political propaganda" involving activities of the defence forces.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Congress announces Ghaziabad candidate
Ghaziabad, March 19 (IANS) The Congress has announced Dolly Sharma as its candidate for the Ghaziabad parliamentary constituency for the coming general election.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
NCP ex-Maharashtra Dy. CM's son to join BJP
Solapur (Maharashtra), March 19 (IANS) After a major show of strength in his hometown Akluj here on Tuesday evening, Ranjitsinh, son of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP and former Deputy Chief Minister Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, announced he would join the Bharatiya Janata Party tomorrow.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pawar meets Rahul, AAP over opposition alliance
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) NCP chief Sharad Pawar had separate meetings with Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh on Tuesday amid speculation that the Congress and AAP could still come together in Delhi to fight the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Staring at defeat, Modi reinventing slogans: Congress
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modis "'Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign, the Congress on Tuesday said that staring at defeat, he was changing his slogans more frequently than his clothes.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kartarpur Corridor's engineering aspects discussed
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Experts on Tuesday discussed the alignment of the Kartarpur corridor, the coordinates and engineering aspects of the proposed crossing points, government sources said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Two of Lokpal's judicial members former CMs' children
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Among the four judicial members of the Lokpal panel appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday, two are the children of former Chief Ministers.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Will restore northeast's special category status: Rahul
Imphal, March 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi has said that the special category status of northeastern states will be restored if his party comes to power after the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
15 BJP Ministers, MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh join NPP
Itanagar/Guwahati, March 19 (IANS) In a setback to the BJP in Arunachal Pradesh, 15 of its leaders including two ministers and 12 other sitting legislators joined the National Peoples' Party (NPP) on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Social media ethics' code by Wednesday
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) here on Tuesday urged internet companies, including social media platforms, to come up with a model code document for themselves on the lines of the model code of conduct for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as well as for the future.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Technology
Government may turn to PSU banks to rescue Jet
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The government is likely to turn to public sector banks to rescue Jet Airways in an apparent bid to avert thousands of job losses weeks before the general election.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Tug-of-war in grand alliance over Darbhanga, Madhubani seats
Patna, March 19 (IANS) Seat sharing in 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) for the Lok Sabha elections has turned into a tug-of-war among parties with Darbhanga and Madhubani parliamentary constituencies emerging as trouble spots.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kohli, Rohit & Bumrah in BCCI A+ list
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli, batsman Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been included in the top category of the list central contracts of the Board of Control for India's (BCCI).
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Do the facts add up to Yogi Adityanath's claims?
New Delhi, March 19 (IANs) In the last two years, there has been "no communal incident," in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told reporters on Tuesday on completing two years office.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Come what may, we stand with Pakistan: China
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it would stand by Pakistan during its testing times and firmly support it to uphold its sovereignty and territorial integrity and also told the international community not to target it following the Pulwama suicide bombing.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
FIIs pumps in over Rs 23,000 cr in March, rupee gains 2%
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) have pumped in Rs 23,000 crore this month so far, aiding the rupee to gain over 2 per cent against the US dollar over upbeat investor sentiments.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Modi to intensify 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi would interact with people across the country through audio bridge technology as part of his "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign on March 20, a day ahead of Holi, the festival of colours.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
CPSE ETF anchor subscription oversubscribed
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The fifth tranche of CPSE ETF managed by the Reliance Mutual Fund anchor book was oversubscribed by 5.78 times against anchor base issue size of 1,050 crore.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Mizoram CM presents Rs 3,588 crore vote on account
Aizawl, March 19 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga tabled the Rs 3,588.85 crore vote on account for the first four months of 2019-20 in the Assembly, here on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Justice P.C. Ghose appointed India's first Lokpal
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Retired Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been appointed as India's first Lokpal, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
HP Inc unveils new security service, powerful PCs
Houston (Texas), March 19 (IANS) Global PC and printer major HP Inc on Tuesday unveiled several new offerings that included a Next-Gen security service, a commercial virtual reality (VR) headset and a new range of consumer and commercial PCs.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
CBI director starts weekly interactions with staff
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In a bid to improve interdepartmental synergies in the Central probe agency and avoid festering acrimony between officials, CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla has started holding weekly interactions with his officials.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
BCCI issued notice in tax evasion case by revenue
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Department of Revenue has issued a notice for tax evasion to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Mindtree takeover not hostile, but an act of love: L&T
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Refusing to accept Larsen & Toubro Ltd's takeover of IT services firm Mindtree as hostile, L&T Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer S.N. Subrahmanyan on Tuesday said it was an "act of love and with all the heart".
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Likened to Indira as she is still loved: Priyanka (3rd Lead)
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said that people compared her looks with her grandmother Indira Gandhi as they still remember the late Prime Minister with respect for the work she had done for them.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sanjay Singh, Pawar meet over possible alliance
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh and NCP leader Sharad Pawar met at the latter's residence here on Tuesday amid speculation that the Congress and AAP could still come together in Delhi to fight the Lok Sabha eletions.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev resigns after 30 yrs
Moscow, March 19 (IANS) Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Tuesday resigned from his position after nearly 30 years in power.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Gujarat HC issues notice to EC on Talala by-election
Ahmedabad, March 19 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Election Commission seeking an explanation for conducting by-elections for the Assembly seat of Talala in Gujarat.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Champions Yatch Club keen to change face of rallying
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) With the Champions Yatch Club coming on board as the new promoters of the Indian National Rally Championship (INRC), the rallying is expected to get a new a lease of life.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Will support Pakistan's territorial integrity: China
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) China on Tuesday told the international community not to target Pakistan following the Pulwama suicide bombing in Kashmir and said it will stand by Islamabad during testing times and firmly support its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Will not fly if no clarity on Jet's future: Pilots
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Jet Airways pilots' union on Tuesday decided to refrain from operating flights if they are not given complete clarity on the company's resolution plan and future by March 31.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
4,000 viewed NZ mosques shootings live: Facebook
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Facing the flak over its inability to spot and remove the livestreaming of New Zealand mosque's shooting, Facebook on Tuesday said 4,000 people viewed it before being taken down.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Transgender named Maharashtra Election Icon
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) For a second time since 2014, a transgender activist - Gauri Sawant - has been appointed one of Maharashtra's 12 'Election Icons' for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, an official said here on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Northern Army commander visits Siachen Glacier
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) Northern Army commander Lt General Ranbir Singh on Tuesday visited forward posts at the Siachen glacier, the world's highest battlefield, and reviewed the operational preparedness.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
EC notice to BJP's Babul Supriyo over campaign song
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday slapped a show cause notice on Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Asansol MP and Union Minster Babul Supriyo for failing to seek its permission before releasing the video of campaign song for Bengal on the social media.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sunil Narine has worked on 'hiding' the ball: Crowe
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Sunil Narine, Kolkata Knight Riders' key spinner, has worked on "hiding" the ball from batsmen to keep the mystery despite the scrutiny of his action, spin bowling coach Carl Crowe said, here on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Poll panel meets representatives of Internet firms
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Representatives of Internet companies, including social media platforms, on Tuesday had an inconclusive meeting with Election Commission officils on the use of social media for campaigning in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls while the Model Code of Conduct is in force.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
Rahul launches election campaign in Northeast
Imphal, March 19 (IANS) Launching his party's election campaign in the Northeast from Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrived here on Tuesday evening for a two-day visit to Manipur.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Manipur,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Netizens upset over Hasan Minhaj's dig at Modi
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj has been receiving a backlash from netizens over his stint on a Netflix show in which he took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Rajkummar, Anurag support actor-turned-guard
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap have come out in support of actor Savi Sidhu, who is now working as a security guard here due to a financial crisis.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
California Congressman sues Twitter for $250mn
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Devin Nunes, a Republican Congressman from California, has sued Twitter and several of its users for more than $250 million, alleging that the open communication platform failed to curb defamatory and malicious tweets against him.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Para-shuttlers, swimmers shortlisted for TOP scheme
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Sports Authority of Indias (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell has selected five para-badminton players for inclusion in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Will expand offline presence in India: Xiaomi
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, which is the biggest smartphone seller in India, aims to continue expanding in offline channels as it competes against the likes of Samsung in the country, Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, said here on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
PG Diploma holders in BAP get highest domestic placement offer of Rs 35 lakh
Kharagpur, March 19 (IANS) The final placements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Analytics Programme of IIM Calcutta, ISI and IIT Kharagpur for the 2017-2019 batch saw the 52 students receiving altogether 66 offers from 35 firms, with the average salary going up to Rs 24.40 lakh per annum, a press release issued by IIT Kharagpur said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Pant must finish more games for Delhi this IPL: DC CEO
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) It might be the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), but Delhi Capitals are starting afresh and CEO Dhiraj Malhotra says the most important aspect for the team is to build a fan base and a sense of loyalty among the cricket lovers in the Capital.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
2 feared dead, 50 trapped in Karnataka building crash (2nd Lead)
Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) Two people were feared killed and about 50 others were trapped when a multi-storey commercial building under construction collapsed in Karnataka's Dharwad on Tuesday, police said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hyundai, Kia invest around Rs 2,000 crore in Ola
Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) In their single biggest investment ever, Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp on Tuesday announced an investment of Rs 2,068 crore ($300 million) in India's leading ride-hailing cab aggregator Ola.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Former CBI top official to contest Visakhapatnam LS seat
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) Former CBI Joint Director V.V. Lakshminarayana will contest the elections from the Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency on a Jana Sena ticket, the party announced on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Separatist activist escapes from court complex
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) An overground worker of militants escaped on Tuesday from the court complex in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Goa floor test on Wednesday, Governor summons Assembly
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has summoned the Assembly to meet on Wednesday morning, making way for newly-appointed Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to prove his legislative majority in a floor test.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
KKR playing all games at home a 'miracle': CEO
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore on Tuesday hailed the Indian Premier League's (IPL) full schedule, terming the fact that all eight teams will be playing their seven home matches at their respective venues despite 2019 being an election year, a "miracle".
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Youth's death: NIA says it did not arrest him
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday denied having arrested or ever called for questioning a youth who died in police custody on Monday in Srinagar.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
6 held for Ranchi gangrape, main accused absconding
Ranchi, March 19 (IANS) Six people have been detained by the police for alleged gangrape of a 17-year-old girl, said a police official here on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Notice to Centre on YSRCP's plea alleging phone-tapping
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central and Andhra Pradesh governments to respond to the plea by the YSR Congress Party leaders alleging that their phones were being tapped.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Congress refuses LF's Bengal seat adjustment offer
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) In a last ditch attempt to forge a seat adjustment formula with the Congress in West Bengal in the 2019 polls, the Left Front on Tuesday announced the second list of its Lok Sabha candidates, leaving four seats won by the Congress in the last General Elections.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
RLD chief Ajit Singh to contest from Muzaffarnagar
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) President Chaudhary Ajit Singh will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. His son and party Vice-President Jayant Chaudhary will be in the fray from the Baghpat seat.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Low adherence to statin raises heart disease risks
New York, March 19 (IANS) While statins prevent risk of death due to heart disease, a new study finds only about six per cent patients adhere to the medication, which may increase their risk of major cardiovascular event.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chinese woman nearly dies after injecting juice
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) In a bizarre case, a woman in China nearly killed herself after self-injecting liquidised fruit -- a concoction of 20 fruits -- in her effort to stay healthy, the media reported.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Will back party respecting temple customs: Ayappa devotees
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In more trouble for the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala, an Ayyappa devotees body on Tuesday said it will throw its weight behind the party which agrees to its demands, including protecting the age-old rituals of the Sabarimala temple.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Religion
Jet's lessors offer 50 grounded aircraft to SpiceJet
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Financially beleaguered Jet Airways faces another crisis as lessors are offering 50 of its Boeing aircraft to SpiceJet.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Man stabs wife inside Madras High Court
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) A man on Tuesday stabbed his wife inside a family court room in the Madras High Court premises, said police.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple refreshes iMacs with powerful chips, graphics
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Apple on Tuesday updated its iMac line-up with two new devices after a gap of nearly two years that come with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors for the first time and powerful Vega graphics options.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Netflix to cater to big appetite for Indian content
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Indians' appetite for local content on streaming sites is growing and Netflix is giving exactly what its members from the country want - India original content.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sensex, Nifty advance for the 7th straight day
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The key indices continued their positive momentum, logging a seventh straight session of gains, riding specific large caps and upbeat sentiments over sustained foreign fund inflow.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Remedy Michel's solitary confinement: Court to Tihar
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday directed Tihar Jail's Director General to immediately take remedial measures regarding the solitary confinement of AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal's alleged middleman Christian Michel.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two feared dead in building crash, 50 trapped
Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) Two people were feared killed and 50 others were trapped when a multi-storey commercial building under construction collapsed in Dharwad in Karnataka on Tuesday, police said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Traders burn Chinese goods to protest move on Azhar
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Protesting against China for blocking India's bid to have Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Chief Masood Azhar designated as a global terrorist by the UN, traders on Tuesday set fire to Chinese goods at more than 1,500 places across the country.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Egg Boy' to give fund to NZ mosque attack victims
Melbourne, March 19 (IANS) The Australian teenager, who threw egg at a far-right senator over his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks, has said he would donate most of the money raised for him towards the terror attacks' victims, the NZ Herald reported.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah in top category of BCCI contracts
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) National team skipper Virat Kohli, senior batsman Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been included in the top most category of the Board of Control for India's (BCCI) list of central contracts.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pine Labs buys Bengaluru-based Qwikcilver for $110mn
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Singapore-based merchant platform firm Pine Labs on Tuesday announced it has acquired Bengaluru-based gift card solutions provider Qwikcilver for $110 million.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
4 Kerala youth beat up man, abduct minor daughter
Kollam, March 19 (IANS) Four local youth allegedly kidnapped a 14-year-old girl after beating up her father, who hails from Rajasthan and is involved in the pottery business, the Kerala Police said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Paris among most expensive cities, Chennai among cheapest
New York, March 19 (IANS) Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong are most expensive cities in the world while Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru are among the cheapest places to live, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Biased towards TV but enjoy digital: Sakshi Tanwar
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actress Sakshi Tanwar, who has featured in a web series titled "The Final Call", says she is biased towards television but has started enjoying working in the digital platform as it gives an opportunity to actors to experiment in a lesser period of time.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ED attaches J&K properties of seven Hizbul terrorists
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached 13 properties in Jammu and Kashmir belonging to seven Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in the ongoing terror financing case against the outfit's chief Syed Salahuddin, the agency said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Terrorism
Spanish coach Enrique makes one change in squad
Madrid, March 19 (IANS) Spain's coach Luis Enrique has made one change in the squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Norway and Malta.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Congress suffering from inflated arrogance: AAP
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of suffering from "ego" issues and "inflated arrogance", Delhi's ruling AAP on Tuesday it will not waste any more time to sew an alliance with the grand old party.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dutch tram shooting may be a terror attack: Police
Utrecht (Netherlands), March 19 (IANS) The suspect of tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht and his victims were not linked, said the police and the prosecutor on Tuesday and added they were, therefore, "seriously considering a terrorist motive".
2019-03-19
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah in top category of BCCI contracts
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) National team skipper Virt Kohli, senior batsman Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been incuded in the top most category of the Board of Control for in India's (BCCI) list of central contracts.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
A brain circuit can help reverse craving for liquor
New York, March 19 (IANS) Scientists have found that they can reverse the urge to drink alcohol, finds a study, which may open the door to developing drug or gene therapies to control alcohol addiction.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dozens trapped in building collapse in Dharwad
Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) Dozens of people were believed to be trapped when a multi-storey building under construction collapsed in Dharwad in Karnataka on Tuesday, officials said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jet has only 41 aircraft for flights: DGCA
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Aviation regular DGCA on Tuesday said that Jet Airways only has 41 aircraft in its fleet for operations and that there may be further attrition in the fleet size and flights ahead.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Romeo Akbar...' celebrates unnoticed people: Mouni
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actress Mouni Roy, who will be seen in the forthcoming film "Romeo Akbar Walter", says the espionage thriller celebrates the unnoticed people who have sacrificed their lives for the love of their country.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Choose GST rate for incomplete projects, builders told
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In a big relief to builders, the GST Council on Tuesday approved transition rules on new tax rates for residential property and offered an option to builders with under-construction buildings to shift to the new rates without input tax credit (ITC) or continue with the old rates with it.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
148 sexual abuse cases against peacekeeping forces
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) As many as 148 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse relating to personnel in peacekeeping and special political missions of the United Nations and 111 relating to non-UN related entities were reported in 2018 against 138 in 2017 and 165 in 2016.
2019-03-19
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Japan's Olympic chief to step down
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee said he will step down, two months after French authorities said they were investigating whether he sanctioned bribes to help Tokyo win the 2020 Olympic Games.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Tripura BJP vice-chief, two others join Congress
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, three Tripura BJP leaders, including party Vice-President Subal Bhowmik joined the Congress on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Kerala firm bags contract to build Manipur airport
Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) State-owned KITCO Ltd has bagged the project management consultancy (PMC) contract from Airports Authority of India (AAI) for setting up a new Rs 600 crore integrated terminal building at Imphal International Airport, an official said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
8-city IPL 2019 trophy tour begins, fans have fun
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) To bring fans closer to the Indian Premier League (IPL), broadcaster Star Sports has collaborated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to make the upcoming edition interesting for fans with an artificial intelligence-powered training installation that is being developed by Google.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Xiaomi India launches 7th plant, Redmi Go
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced a new manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, making it the company's seventh such plant in the country.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Fugitive don Dawood 'enters' Maharashtra poll debate
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Politics in Maharashtra in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections took another twist on Tuesday as Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh chief Prakash Ambedkar on Tuesday raked up the oft-repeated issue of fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's purported offer to surrender.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
Obama economic advisor Alan Krueger dead at 58
New York, March 19 (IANS) Alan Krueger, a top economic adviser to former US President Barack Obama and one of Americas most influential labour market experts, has died aged 58.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Toll in Zimbabwe cyclone-induced floods reaches 98
Harare, March 19 (IANS) The death toll in tropical cyclone Idai-induced floods in Zimbabwe has risen to 98 with 217 missing, the government has said.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
LF's second Bengal list out, 4 seats left for Congress
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The Left Front on Tuesday announced another 13 Lok Sabha candidates in West Bengal for the 2019 polls, including for Darjeeling, the Asansol industrial belt and seats in Kolkata.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Vadra's custodial questioning may be needed: ED
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday told a Delhi court that Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, is not cooperating in the probe and the agency may require his custodial interrogation in a money laundering case.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
China conducts world's 1st remote surgery using 5G
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) The first remote surgery on a human using 5G technology was successfully conducted in China.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Judge films on artistic merit: Netflix's Oscar stance
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Movies must be judged on artistic merit, and not windowing strategy, said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings amidst an ongoing debate on whether films on streaming services deserve a chance at the Oscars.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
5 talented IPL debutants to watch out for this year
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) that features a host of top stars has thrown up several promising youngsters.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Modi now 'Chowkidar', no more 'Chaiwala': Mayawati
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) A day after BJP leaders prefixed 'Chowkidar' (watchman) to their Twitter handles, BSP leader Mayawati on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has changed his profile from 'Chaiwala' to 'Chowkidar' only to get votes in the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Mindtree 'united' to oppose L&T's hostile takeover bid
Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) Leading IT services firm Mindtree on Tuesday said the company's stakeholders, including investors and employees, were all "united" in opposing diversified conglomerate Larsen and Toubro Ltd's (L&T) bid to take it over.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Mahesh Bhatt questions system of censorship
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is supporting the forthcoming film "No Fathers in Kashmir" that is yet to get a certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification, has criticised the system of censorship that creates obstacles to unveiling the truth.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Kashmir,Bollywood
Jet pilots to meet to decide future course of action
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Jet Airways pilots' union will meet in Mumbai and Delhi to chart out their future course of action regarding non-payment of salaries.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Pro-Modi slogans at Priyanka's UP temple run (2nd Lead)
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Pro-Modi slogans were raised by BJP supporters gathered outside a temple near here on Tuesday as Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi reached a temple here.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Religion
RCOM stocks jump 10% after it pays dues to Ericsson
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Shares of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani-led Reliance Communication (RCOM) settled 10 per cent higher on Tuesday after it paid the due amount of Rs 580 crore to Ericsson on Monday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
New coating helps astronauts fight superbugs on ISS
London, March 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed an anti-microbial coating that reduced the growth of bacteria on contamination-prone surfaces at the ISS, and could help protect astronauts beyond the Moon and Mars from the antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Companies betting on rural demand to grow: Report
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) A brokerage report on consumers and their consumption patterns on Tuesday said that consumption in central Indian rural states and Odisha is growing fast and that it favours companies with reach in both urban as well as rural India.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Akshay Kumar's co-star Sidhu is working as a guard
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actor Savi Sidhu who has featured in movies like "Black Friday", "Gulaal" and "Patiala House" is working as a security guard in Malad here.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Xiaomi launches Mi Pay to take on Google Pay, Paytm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Aiming to take on the likes of Google Pay and Paytm, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Tuesday launched its Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based payments application "Mi Pay" for its MIUI users in India.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Google releasing new photo back up options in India
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Google Photos on Monday launched its "Express" back-up feature for users in India. The feature will be available to a small percentage of Google Photos users on Android.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Student with knife injures 4 in Oslo school
Oslo, March 19 (IANS) Four staff members were injured on Tuesday when a student attacked them with a knife in a school in the Norwegian capital Oslo, police said.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Norway,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coach Jorge Costa gets extension at Mumbai City FC
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Mumbai City FC coach Jorge Costa has got an extension after guiding the team to the Indian Super League (ISL) semifinals. As of now, the Portuguese coach will nurture the side for one more season, with an eye on the ISL finals and eventually the title, a statement said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Varun Dhawan, Nora Fatehi have dance face-off
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) After treating fans to their twerking video, actor Varun Dhawan and his "Street Dancer 3D" co-star Nora Fatehi had a dance face-off on Nora's hit track "Dilbar".
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Naidu's son Lokesh faces acid test to prove himself
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) At a time when Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu is facing perhaps the toughest challenge of his political career, his son Nara Lokesh is set to make his electoral debut.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Limited pockets of value in Indian market: Report
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Indian stock market currently has limited pockets of value, with only a few corporate banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFC) along with most public sector undertaking (PSU) stocks offering meaningful value, a report said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Your friends may influence you to become obese
New York, March 19 (IANS) Besides genes and an unhealthy diet, your friends can also play a role in making you overweight, says a study, which found that obesity can spread through communities like a 'social contagion'.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
President confers gallantry awards to armed forces
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred gallantry awards -- two Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras -- to the armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to the duty. Two Kirti Chakras and two Shaurya Chakras were given posthumously.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Sugary drinks may increase risk of early death
New York, March 19 (IANS) Women who drink sugar sweetened beverages are at an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases, researchers have warned.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
In tech-era, Himachal official pens postcards to voters
Shimla, March 19 (IANS) In social media times, a Deputy Commissioner in Himachal Pradesh believes in sending self-signed postcards to voters to make them aware about the power of their voting rights and motivate them to exercise that right to strengthen democracy.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pro-Modi slogans as Priyanka prays at UP temple
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Pro-Modi slogans were raised by BJP supporters gathered outside a temple near here on Tuesday as Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi offered prayers.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Religion
Knife-wielding student injures 4 in Oslo school
Oslo, March 19 (IANS) Four staff members were injured on Tuesday when a student attacked them with a knife in a school in the Norwegian capital Oslo, police said.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Norway,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC stays order holding EVMs as information under RTI
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has stayed a Central Information Commission (CIC) order which held that electronic voting machines (EVMs) come within the definition of 'information' under the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan SC hears Sharif's bail plea
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court on Tuesday heard former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's petition against an Islamabad High Court (IHC) order rejecting his plea for bail on medical grounds in a corruption case.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Congress faces alliance troubles (Dangal 2019)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Congress appears to be caught between its goal of defeating the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha elections and expanding its own base in various states, leading to its failure to seal crucial alliances including in Bihar.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Decoded: Why some young adults engage in unsafe sex
Toronto, March 19 (IANS) Factors such as gender, sexual orientation and the desire to form lasting romantic relationships appear to influence sexual risk-taking among young adults, a new study suggests.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Post-mortems of Christchurch attack victims completed
Christchurch, March 19 (IANS) New Zealand police on Tuesday announced that post-mortems of all 50 people who were killed in the March 15 carnage in Christchurch mosques have been completed, with six of the bodies returned to their families.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India face Bangladesh in SAFF Women's meet semis
Biratnagar (Nepal), March 19 (IANS) The Indian team is all set to face Bangladesh in the semi-final of the SAFF Women's Championship at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Focus on Andhra: Prashant Kishor to CM Naidu
Patna, March 19 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) national Vice President Prashant Kishor on Tuesday slammed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for his prejudice against people of Bihar, and asked him to focus on his job at hand.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
2 Indians, 1 Pakistani steal 900 juice boxes in Dubai
Dubai, March 19 (IANS) Two Indians and a Pakistani have been charged with stealing 900 juice boxes from a food catering company in Dubai, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
US to begin accepting new H1-B visa petitions
Washington, March 19 (IANS) The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would start accepting new H1-B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2020 starting April 1, the media reported.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
India super competitive, exciting market: Netflix CEO
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) India, where Reliance Jio Infocomm has set an example for the world to emulate by widening low-cost Internet access, is a competitive and exciting market with its diverse dynamics and large pool of stories, says Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National,Technology
IPL 2019: BCCI releases group stage schedule
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The schedule of the group stages of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is out with all eight teams playing seven home matches at their respective home venues.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Disruption' most over used buzzword, says LinkedIn
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Microsoft-owned job seeking platform LinkedIn has announced that the word "disruption" was the most over used industry buzzword.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
EC gives nod to Rahul Gandhi's rally in Bengal
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The West Bengal Congress on Tuesday got a nod from the Election Commission (EC) to organise a public rally by the party's all-India President Rahul Gandhi on March 23 in Malda district of the state, a Congress leader said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Babul Supriyo records BJP's campaign song for Bengal
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo sent a musical message to mark his party's rise in Bengal by releasing a video of the recording of the party's campaign song on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Vadra's custodial interrogation may be needed: ED
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday told a Delhi court that Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, is not cooperating in the investigation and the agency may require his custodial interrogation in a money laundering case.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Violence as man dies in police custody in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) A 28-year-old man belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district died in police custody in Srinagar, triggering a spontaneous shutdown and street clashes in Awantipora town.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Deepika, Ranbir Kapoor share hugs, goodbye kisses
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actors and former couple Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor were spotted greeting each other with hugs and goodbye kisses after an event here.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kashmir is in crisis of compassion: Ashvin Kumar
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Ashvin Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of his film "No Fathers in Kashmir", says the crisis in Kashmir needs compassion more than a political solution.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Kashmir,Bollywood
AI can make eye doctors more effective: Google
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to evolve, diagnosing diseases has become faster with greater accuracy. A new study from the Google AI research group shows that physicians and algorithms working together are more effective than either one alone.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Xiaomi launches 7th manufacturing plant in India
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced a new manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, making it the company's seventh such plant in the country.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Modi to interact with 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' pledge takers
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday said its campaign 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' has turned into "a mass movement" with over one crore people taking a pledge to be a 'watchman' and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with them through video conference on March 31.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Japan to ban parents from physically punishing kids
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) The Japanese government on Tuesday approved a plan to revise the child abuse prevention law and institute changes to legally prohibit parents and guardians from physically punishing children.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
AIFF advertise for senior, U-23 men's team coach
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has finally announced the vacancy of Head Coach for the India mens Senior and Under-23 Teams.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Jailed Taiwanese activist's health at risk: HRW
Taipei, March 19 (IANS) The health of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-che, sentenced in 2017 to five years in jail for subversion of state power, is at risk in the Chinese prison where he is being held, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Positive workplace raises productivity in employees
New York, March 19 (IANS) Want better output from your employees? Promoting an environment of growth for all would lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among workers, say researchers.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Warner Bros Chairman and CEO steps down amid scandal
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) As an investigation into potential misconduct continues, WarnerMedia said that Warner Bros chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara is exiting the company.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides reaches 89
Jakarta, March 19 (IANS) The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 89, with search and rescue operations continuing on Tuesday to locate 73 missing people.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
SaaS start-up Freshworks opens office in Singapore
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Chennai-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) unicorn Freshworks which provides Cloud-based business software has expanded to the Asean market with the setting up of a regional hub in Singapore.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Pawan Kalyan to contest from 2 Andhra Assembly seats
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) Popular Telugu actor and Jana Sena President Pawan Kalyan will contest from two constituencies in next month's Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections, the party announced on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
DMK promises education loan waiver, jobs reservation
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday promised to waive education loan dues, abolish common entrance exams for medical college admissions and reservation of jobs in the private sector, among other promises, in its Lok Sabha poll manifesto.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
BCCI releases complete schedule for IPL 2019
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The schedule of the group stages of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is out with all eight teams playing seven home matches at their respective home venues.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Telangana leader Nageswara Rao quits TDP
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) In a major blow to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Telangana, its senior leader and former MP Nama Nageswara Rao resigned from the party on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Miffed Thomas is 'happy' after meeting Sonia
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Congress leader K.V. Thomas, who was miffed after being denied a Lok Sabha berth, on Tuesday said he was "a happy person" after meeting UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Florence Pugh may enter 'Black Widow' movie
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johanssons "Black Widow" movie might add actress Florence Pugh as part of its cast.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China not to recognise Dalai Lama's Indian successor
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) China on Tuesday indicated that it won't recognise the successor of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama if found in India.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Notification issued for 97 LS seats in Phase II
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notification for the second phase of the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections, kicking off the process of filing of nominations for another 97 constituencies across 13 states and Union Territories.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Three Tripura BJP leaders join Congress
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Tripura BJP leader Subal Bhowmik along with two other senior party leaders on Tuesday joined the Congress.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Indian WWI soldiers' letters, songs inspire artwork
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Poignant letters sent home by Indian soldiers during World War I and folk songs sung by families pained by war and separation have inspired artist Angeli Sowani's exhibited paintings that give voice and image to the forgotten soldiers.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Jet engineers say aircraft safe to fly
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Jet Airways flight maintenance engineers have written to the aviation regulator DGCA stating that the company's aircraft are fit and safe to fly.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Netflix won't be part of Apple streaming platform
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Ahead of the launch of Apple's streaming service, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has said his company will not integrate its services with the upcoming platform.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Science/Tech,Technology
New Goa CM takes charge, floor test on Wednesday
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Newly appointed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant took charge on Tuesday morning, after paying a courtesy visit to the family of his predecessor late Manohar Parrikar.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
China calls 2008 Mumbai terror attack 'notorious'
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) China has described as "one of the most notorious terror attacks" the 2008 Mumbai killings for which Pakistan was blamed.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IPRS, Google sign music licensing deal for India
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Mumbai-based Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) that represents composers, lyricists and music publishers on Tuesday granted a license to Google to utilise the group members work in India across Google-owned YouTube and related services.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Culture may affect gender difference in risk taking
New York, March 19 (IANS) The different approaches to risk taking might not be inherent and could be shaped by culture and social environment, according to a study.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Facebook restores Page warning about fascism
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) After facing flak for briefly banning one of India's most active Pages on Facebook that warned people about the dangers of fascism, the social media giant has restored the Page and apologised to its creator Dhruv Rathee.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Politics
'Badhaai Ho' to be remade in south Indian languages
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Producer Boney Kapoor is set to remake last year's hit Hindi film "Badhaai Ho" in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
IPL will decide India's No.4, Pant can do job: Ganguly
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) There has been a lot of debates on who will be India's No.4 in the upcoming World Cup. With India skipper Virat Kohli trying a few options in the just concluded ODI series against Australia, the debate continues on who will finally board the flight to England when the Indian team leaves for the World Cup.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vivek Oberoi unveils Modi biopic's second poster
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi, who is gearing up for the release of "PM Narendra Modi", unveiled the film's second poster on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Government capable of retaliation: NSA Doval
Gurugram, March 19 (IANS) As the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) celebrated its 80th Raising Day on Tuesday, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval said the Modi government is capable of carrying out "retaliatory strikes" against any act of terrorism.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Extend reservation to converts: AIADMK manifesto
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) In a move to woo the minorities, Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Tuesday said it will urge the Centre to pass laws to extend job quotas to those who covert to Christianity and Islam.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Instagram testing wheel layout for 'Stories'
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is testing a selector wheel format to display filter options for 'Stories' on its platform.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Muraleedharan to be fielded from Vadakara
Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister K. Karunakaran's son K. Muraleedharan will be fielded from the Vadakara Lok Sabha constituency, Congress state unit chief Mullapally Ramachandran said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Youth dies in police custody in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) A 28-year-old man belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district died in police custody in Srinagar.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Record floods pummel US Midwest region
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Record floods have pummelled the US Midwest region with ice chunks the size of small cars ripping through barns and farmhouses and also turning farm fields into lakes, the media reported.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
RSS teaches nation comes before party: Goa CM's wife
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) training has taught us that nation comes before the party, newly appointed Goa Chief Minister's wife Sulakshana said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Poll panel meets representatives of Internet firms
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday met representatives of Internet companies, including Facebook and Twitter, to discuss issues related to the use of social media for campaigning in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls while the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is in force.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
NCP ex-Maharashtra Deputy CM's son may join BJP
Pune, March 19 (IANS) Crisis stared at the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday with Ranjitsinh, son of former Deputy Chief Minister Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, preparing to join the BJP shortly.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Emergency meeting on Jet's aircraft grounding, future
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday directed senior officials to hold an emergency meeting on the grounding of flights by Jet Airways.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Randhir, Karisma meet Rishi Kapoor in New York
New York, March 19 (IANS) Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor along with his daughter and actress Karisma Kapoor paid a visit to his brother Rishi Kapoor, who is currently undergoing medical treatment here.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No one is happy with Modi government: Priyanka
Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying no one was happy with his government.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Alia bags her first film with Bhansali
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has teamed up with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the film titled "Inshallah".
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Insecurities push you to do better: Arjun Kapoor
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who made his debut in Bollywood in 2012, says the profession comes with a lot of insecurities which push him to do better.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
CPSE ETF new tranche aims to raise Rs 3,500 cr
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Government's last ditch efforts to somehow get closer to the Rs 80,000 crore disinvestment target in the current fiscal will see the fresh CPSE Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) opening for subscription on Tuesday to raise at least Rs 3,500 crore.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yogi's claims in UP are bogus: Priyanka
Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh), March 19 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on completing two years in power, saying his report card reads well but nothing has really been achieved.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Which way is political wind blowing in Bengal's tea gardens? (Dangal 2019)
Siliguri/Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Brewing discontent, resentment over low wages and lack of land rights for tea garden workers, whose votes are decisive in four Lok Sabha constituencies in North Bengal, could emerge as hurdles to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in the upcoming polls.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Dangal 2019,Politics
GST Council to clear rules for lower housing rates
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The 34th GST Council meeting on Tuesday will consider implementation of lower Goods and Service Tax (GST) rates for real estate sector, sources said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pallam Raju, Seelam key Congress faces in Andhra
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) Former Union Ministers M.M. Pallam Raju and J.D. Seelam are among the key candidates announced by the Congress for Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
All planes, choppers booked for poll campaign
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) With canvassing for the 2019 general elections in full swing, it's a "houseful" notice outside most companies hiring out small fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for campaign purposes, aviation industry players said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Business/Economy
RGV postpones 'Lakshmi's NTR' release to March 29
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has postponed the release of his controversial movie "Lakshmi's NTR" to March 29.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
UP is now violence free, says Adityanath
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Blaming the Congress for turning Uttar Pradesh into a BIMARU state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that the state was now violence free.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Stanford University's new institute dedicated to AI
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) The Stanford University is launching a new institute called The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) that would develop, grow and focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and its applications.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Stories should be unapologetically Indian: Ashwiny
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) As Indian movies or films set in the country are gaining visibility globally at various international film festivals and award ceremonies including Oscars, celebrated film director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says that this is the right time to be "unapologetically Indian" with our stories.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Priyanka Chopra features in powerful women list
Los Angeles, March 19 (IANS) Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep in USA Today's list of "50 most powerful women in entertainment".
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
A brief account of hostile takeovers in India
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) With diversified conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) signing a deal with Cafe Coffee Day founder V.G. Siddhartha to buy 20.4 per cent stake in leading services firm Mindtree at Rs 981 per share for about Rs 3,300 crore, in a bid to acquire the firm.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pollachi abuse case: Shops, hotels shut in protest
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Shops and hotels downed their shutters in Pollachi on Tuesday in protest against the sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case that hit the Tamil Nadu town.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sangh backs pivot Modi to return to power (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In the face of an increasingly hostile Rahul Gandhi, the RSS continues to bank on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the pivot to stay in power for the next five years. With Modi remaining BJP's single biggest vote catcher, it is an unequivocal thumbs-up for him from the Sangh.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Pentagon lists projects likely affected by wall
Washington, March 19 (IANS) The US Department of Defence gave Congress a list of projects that were likely to be affected by President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rajasthan Royals launches cricket academy in UK
Jaipur, March 19 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday launched its first cricket academy in the UK.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Australian Airbnb host jailed for killing guest
Melbourne, March 19 (IANS) An Australian Airbnb host on Tuesday was jailed to 11 years after he admitted to killing a guest who could not afford to pay the bill at his home near Melbourne.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netflix not part of Apple's upcoming video service
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has confirmed that the content-streaming platform will not be selling subscriptions to Apple's upcoming video services.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Chinese 'goths' protest against subway incident
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) China's goth community has united in protest after a woman was made to remove her dark make-up before being allowed to enter a busy subway, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
La Liga: Rayo Vallecano's coach Michel sacked
Madrid, March 19 (IANS) Spanish Liga Santander strugglers, Rayo Vallecano sacked coach Miguel Angel Sanchez 'Michel' following a 1-3 defeat away to Villarreal.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ardern vows never to say Christchurch gunman's name
Wellington, March 19 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday vowed that she will never mention the name of the lone gunman who carried out the March 15 Christchurch mosques massacre, in order to deprive him of the notoriety he was looking for.
2019-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Returned to Sevilla to help it grow, says Monchi
Seville (Spain), March 19 (IANS) Sevilla's new sporting director Ramon Rodriguez, best known as Monchi, said he had not returned to the Spanish team because it was in trouble but in a bid to help it grow.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Serial hacker back with 26mn users' personal data
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) The hacker, who earlier stole and posted personal data of close to 843 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace, has now put up the fourth set of nearly 26 million hacked databases for sale.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australia to slash annual permanent migrant intake
Canberra, March 19 (IANS) The Australian government will slash the nation's permanent migrant intake from 190,000 to 160,000 in the lead-up to May's general election, authorities said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights
US SEC raps Musk for violating pact via tweets
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again pulled up Tesla CEO Elon Musk for blatantly violating a settlement pact reached last year over securities fraud allegations.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
LS polls: BJP's key 'invisible' general secretaries
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) As Lok Sabha elections near, the post of "Sangathan Mahamantri" (General Secretaries (Organisation)) becomes increasingly important in the BJP. The incumbent is a key political link with partys ideological mentor RSS and carries out coordination at various levels.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Jana Sena announces 3rd candidates' list for Andhra
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena party on Tuesday announced candidates for one more Lok Sabha seat and 13 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
$11 bn believed to be stashed abroad by Pakistanis
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) The Imran Khan government believes that Pakistani nationals having more than 152,500 offshore bank accounts could have stashed away $11 billion abroad, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mindtree condemns, opposes L&T's takeover bid
Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) Leading IT services firm Mindtree on Tuesday said it condemns and opposes the takeover bid by Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T).
2019-03-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Local news dry up for Facebook media project in US
San Francisco, March 19 (IANS) Facebook is having trouble finding enough local news to feed its new journalism initiative, because hundreds of newspapers have shut down in the US.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sunny but cold morning in Delhi
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) It was a sunny but cold Tuesday morning in the national capital, with the minimum temperature dipping to four notches below the season's average at 12.8 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
CM Sawant will boost Goa's growth trajectory: Modi
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave his best wishes to Pramod Sawant, the newly appointed Chief Minister of Goa and expressed confidence that he will boost the state's growth trajectory.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Central forces pro-active in Bengal, Trinamool peeved
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The streets, lanes and alleys of various pockets in West Bengal, including the eastern metropolis, are now filled with the sounds of heavy boots of the central paramilitary forces, as the troopers hold route marches, go door to door warning possible miscreants and asking people whether they are facing threats in connection with the polls.
2019-03-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Dangal 2019,Politics
'PM Narendra Modi' release preponed to April 5
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) "PM Narendra Modi", being directed by National Award-winner Omung Kumar B, which was scheduled to release on April 12, will now open on April 5.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi businessman is BSP candidate from Agra
Agra, March 19 (IANS) While the BJP and the Congress are still finalising names, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has sprung a surprise by naming a Delhi businessman, Kunwar Rajvir Singh, as the 'gathbandhan' candidate, for the Fatehpur Sikri constituency.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Dangal 2019,Politics
IPL will be crucial for World Cup selection: BCCI
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Going into the last ODI series before the upcoming World Cup -- against Australia -- India skipper Virat Kohli had said that Indian players' performance in the IPL wouldn't have any bearing with selection in the squad for the showpiece event. But with none of the batsmen managing to secure the No.4 slot post the five ODIs against the Aussies, the players' performance in the IPL will have a bearing on the minds of the selectors when they pick the squad for the World Cup mid-April.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
TDP announces candidates for 25 LS seats in Andhra
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday announced its candidates for all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh for the coming general elections.
2019-03-19
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Enhanced Saudi stakes in India will work better for Indian diplomacy (Comment)
Indias relations with Saudi Arabia since 2006 is an example of a dynamic that has enmeshed diversified strategic orientations successfully. While strengthening historical sinews, New Delhis ties with Riyadh over the years, has been unaffected by Indias strident forays into new partnerships in West Asia.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Buttler one of the most destructive batsmen: Smith
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' Steve Smith, who is gearing up for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), praised his teammate Jos Buttler saying the England international is one of the most destructive batsmen around the world.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu, March 19 (IANS) Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said on Tuesday.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Iran to drop tattooed footballers from team
Tehran, March 19 (IANS) The Iranian football federation has been asked to drop tattooed players from the national team, a media report said.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Trump donates part of salary to Homeland Security
Washington, March 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he would be donating part of his annual presidential salary to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
2019-03-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Argentina train in Madrid ahead of friendly
Madrid, March 19 (IANS) Lionel Messi was the protagonist here as the Argentine national football team began preparations for a friendly against Venezuela later this week here.
2019-03-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Parrikar was like a father figure: Goa CM's wife
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Newly sworn-in Goa Chief Minster Pramod Sawant's wife said on Tuesday that her husband's predecessor, the late Manohar Parrikar, was like a father figure to the couple.
2019-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics