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Not intimidated by Trinamool's threats: Sovan
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who switched over to the BJP last week, accused the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal of conspiring to put his life in danger and said he will not be intimidated by such threats.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mughal descendant offers gold brick for Ram temple
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, has offered to donate a gold brick to build the Ram temple at Ayodhya.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Fake Polish visa provider arrested
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A 35-year-old man who allegedly cheated around 50 people on the pretext of getting them visa to Poland was arrested by the Delhi Police on Saturday from Mumbai.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC to hear pleas against MP's hiked OBC quota from Aug 21
Jabalpur, Aug 18 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court has decided to club all the petitions challenging the Congress state government's decision to raise the reservation for the OBCs from 14 to 27 per cent, and will hear all the petitions from August 21.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pak resumes ceasefire violations in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) After a lull of less than 24 hours, Pakistan violated the ceasefire again with fresh shelling near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Deputy Drugs Controller suspended for corruption
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has suspended Deputy Drugs Controller Naresh Sharma, posted at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), following his arrest by the CBI on charges of corruption, an official statement said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana government neck-deep in corruption: Nadda
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP's Working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday slammed Telangana's TRS government, saying it is neck-deep in corruption and alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was interested only in promoting his family in politics.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Yediyurappa awaits Shah's nod to expand cabinet
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The much-delayed cabinet expansion of the three-week-old BJP government in Karnataka is set to take place this week after party's national president Amit Shah clears the names of legislators for inducting, an official source said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Malnutrition bigger threat than Maoists: Chhattisgarh CM
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Sunday that malnutrition is a much bigger threat than Maoist violence in the state and that his government is working hard to improve the health of the people.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashes: Stokes, Archer push England for win, Aus 46/2 at tea
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Ben Stokes hit a brilliant unbeaten hundred to put England in a strong position and set Australia a target of 267 before Jofra Archer reduced the tourists to 46/2 at tea and fuel the team's hopes of a improbable victory, after Steve Smith was ruled out with concussionm on Day 5 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Jaitley's condition critical, several ministers visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on Sunday to enquire about the health of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in a critical condition on life support systems.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashes: Jofra Archer and return of the disconcerting bouncer
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Jofra Archer's brutish spell at Lord's which knocked Australia's batting mainstay Steve Smith to the ground on Day 4, and get ruled out on Sunday due to concussion, reminded many of the disconcerting bouncer which used to be a quick's main weapon to scare batsmen in Test cricket.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
PSG ready to loan Neymar with buying back clause option
Paris, Aug 18 (IANS) With Brazil soccer star Neymar wanting to move out of Paris Saint-Germain, the capital club have said that they are open to the idea of a loan move for the striker with a subsequent obligation to buy him back.
2019-08-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Joe Jonas rings in 30th birthday with Bond theme party
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Joe Jonas marked his 30th birthday with a "James Bond" themed birthday party.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
India condemns Kabul bombing that killed over 60
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Sunday strongly condemned the horrific bombing at a Kabul wedding hall in which over 60 people were killed and called for the perpetrators of the terror attack and those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice immediately.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Yediyurappa ministry to be expanded on Tuesday
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The B.S. Yediyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka will be expanded on Tuesday, an official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gehlot blames ex-CM Raje for lapses in Pehlu Khan probe
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Blaming former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's government for reported lapses in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said his government has formed an SIT to investigate the case.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
BJP's success ordained by God, not man: Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP's success is ordained by God and is not man-made, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
UK PM to tell EU leaders to renegotiate Brexit deal
London, Aug 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell European Union (EU) leaders that there needs to be a new Brexit deal when he makes his first trip abroad as the Prime Minister later this week.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
Brexit Minister signs order to end all EU laws in Britain
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signed an order that will end all European Union (EU) laws applying in Britain from October 31, the British government said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Mild tremor hits Manipur-Myanmar border, no damage reported
Imphal, Aug 18 (IANS) A 2.9-magnitude earthquake hit the India-Myanmar border region in Manipur on late Saturday night. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Concussion rules Smith out of remainder of Lord's Test
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Star Australia batsman Steve Smith was on Sunday ruled out of the remainder of the second Ashes Test in Lord's after being diagnosed with concussion caused by a blow to his neck from England seamer Jofra Archer on Day 4 on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Deadly Chinese kite flying strings on sale despite ban
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The sale of Chinese kite flying thread, coated with glass or abrasives, is banned in the national capital but the dangerous cord continues to be available freely under the counters in neighbourhood stores.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imran Khan attacks 'fascist, Hindu supremacist Modi govt'
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Defeated in his bid to get the UNSC or the world leaders to censure India over Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday took to Twitter to urge the world to "seriously consider the safety and security of India's nuclear arsenal in the control of the fascist, racist Hindu Supremacist Modi Government".
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nadda discusses poll strategy with Telangana BJP leaders
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Working President J.P. Nadda on Sunday discussed with the party's Telangana leaders the strategy to be adopted in the ensuing elections to urban local bodies in the state.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
48-member Indian team for WorldSkills Competition in Russia
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The son of a security guard who became a mechatronics technician, a young woman who battled patriarchal pressures to build a career in health and social care... These are among the 48 who left for Russia on Sunday to represent India in the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan from August 22-27.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Nehru's 'wrong' policies delayed Goa's liberation: Chouhan
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister late Jawaharlal Nehru's "wrong" policies not only led to prolonging of the vexed Jammu and Kashmir problem, but also delayed the liberation of Goa from Portuguese yoke, BJP national Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Article 370: Confused Congress disintegrating, says Shivraj
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) A confused Congress is disintegrating in face of the NDA government's brave decision to abrogate Article 370, BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
18 killed in highest-ever rainfall in Himachal
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Eighteen people, including three children, were killed on Sunday due to heavy rainfall-related incidents across Himachal Pradesh, officials said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
IAF aircraft parts recovered 51 years after crash
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) An expedition by the Dogra Scouts has recovered parts of an Indian Air Force AN-12 transport aircraft that crashed in the icy mountains of Himachal Pradesh 51 years ago, killing all 102 people on board, the Indian Army said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
French waiter shot dead over 'slow service'
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A waiter in a cafe near Paris was shot and killed by a customer irate over delay in preparing the sandwich he had ordered, reports said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'WhatsApp from Facebook' tag added in latest beta: Report
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) WhatsApp is adding an update to its latest beta that adds the "WhatsApp from Facebook" tag to the application.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
AIIMS opens Emergency ward, blamed for losses in fire
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) on Sunday blamed the AIIMS for the losses it suffered in a major fire even as the premier institute reopened its Emergency ward a day after the disaster.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala journo's death: Factual errors found in SIT report
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Glaring factual errors have been found in the interim report filed by the Kerala Police's Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the road accident case in which journalist K.M.Basheer was killed after being hit by a car driven by inebriated IAS officer Sreeram Venkitaraman here early this month, said Siraj newspaper management.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
128 heads of cattle seized in Bengal, 13 smugglers held
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel seized 128 heads of cattle, being smuggled across to Bangladesh, and arrested 13 people in raids in various border areas in West Bengal on Saturday night and early Sunday, a BSF official said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams dead
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Richard Williams, the Oscar-winning animator who worked on the hit film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", is dead. He was 86.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Fake currency notes seized in Kolkata, 1 held
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The special task force of the Kolkata Police has seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of the total face value of Rs 1,92,000, a senior officer said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FIR against Assam-based news portal over 'fake news'
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) The brother of a research scholar of the Gauhati University has lodged an FIR against editor of a Guwahati-based news portal 'InsideNe' for implicating his sister in a "fake news" related to eating beef.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Archaeological evidence after faith based arguments on Ayodhya
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Last week, the Hindu parties argued in the Supreme Court on the credibility of the excavations by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) that have shown a massive public structure mainly used for worship existed at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Akhtar slams Archer for not showing 'courtesy' after Smith bouncer
Karachi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said on Sunday that England's Jofra Archer lacked "courtesy" after bowling a ferocious bouncer that floored Steve Smith on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
I have no regrets: Akhtar Ali (Where Are They Now?)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Notwithstanding his failing health and advanced age, India's celebrated tennis player and legendary coach Akhtar Ali still keeps a keen eye on the courts of the eastern metropolis to spot and guide budding talent. Now a 80-plus veteran, Ali leads a simple life, spending time with his grandchildren and has little hesitation in saying: "I have no regrets".
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,IANS Life
Karnataka may order CBI probe into snooping under Kumaraswamy govt
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government plans to soon order a CBI inquiry into the alleged phone-tapping of BJP leaders and 2-3 senior state police officers during the previous JD-S-Congress coalition government, an official said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Punjab extends health cover to 4,500 journalists
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Sunday announced to bring over 4,500 journalists into the ambit of its universal health insurance scheme, Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
IS recruit loses UK citizenship
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A British Muslim convert who joined the Islamic State (IS) terror group as a teenager has had his UK citizenship revoked, the media reported on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Terrorism
Archer smiling after Smith bouncer angers social media
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Jofra Archer has marked his Test debut with what has been rated as one of the most intimidating spells of pace bowling in recent times by the commentators and the fans. Archer bowled 29 overs on Day 4 and regularly hit speeds north of 145 kmph. He was also involved in an engrossing battle with the prolific Steve Smith.
2019-08-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Would return to real time normalcy elude Kashmiris for long?
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Moving with extreme caution and taking decision based on daily assessment of the ground situation, authorities on Sunday relaxed curbs in more areas of the Kashmir Valley.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
YouTube Originals released post Sep 24 to be free with ads
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Months after confirming that its Originals programming would soon be free with advertisements, YouTube has finally announced content released after September 24 will be available to non-YouTube Premium subscribers as well.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Great time to innovate in India: Modi
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Asserting that India is home to among the biggest start-up eco-systems in the world and witnessing transformation in a wide range of sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was a great time to innovate in the country.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Education,Politics
FB contractor pressured therapists to leak staff info
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Facebook is facing flak from moderators who have alleged that a contractor from the social networking giant pressured counsellors to break confidentiality agreements by leaking discussions with employees.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
71 sheep to compensate eloping wife
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) The value of a woman was equated to that of 71 sheep in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, where a man was asked to compensate his lover's husband with the flock for taking away the wife.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society