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New Apple leak 'confirms' iPhone 8 design change
New York, June 26 (IANS) As the launch date of iPhone is nearing, a new leak has reportedly "confirmed" the iPhone 8's brand new design.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Technology
'Society has started accepting women as chefs'
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Traditionally, chefs have been men. Even top-end restaurants in five-star hotels have had men as cookery experts. But things are changing. An increasing number of women have started to flaunt the chef's hat.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Real Madrid wins Copa del Rey Juvenil title
La Rioja (Spain), June 26 (IANS) Real Madrid has claimed the Copa del Rey Juvenil title after thrashing city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the final.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Argentina,Sports,Football
A world where the truth matters not (Book Review)
Title: Post-Truth - The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back; Author: Matthew D'Ancona; Publisher: Ebury Press/Penguin Random House UK; Pages: 164; Price: Rs 399
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Not in frame of mind to get married, says Arjun Kapoor
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who turned 32 years old on Monday, says his family is aware that he is not in a frame of mind to get married at the moment.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Climate change: Neglecting oceans no longer an option (Commentary: Special to IANS)
When people think of climate change, pictures of melting glaciers, sweltering heat in summers and flooding of coastal areas predominate. Often lost in the imagery is the role the world's oceans play in countering the worst effects of global warming.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Environment/Wildlife
Shooting for song 'Tan tana tan' wrapped up
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Shooting for the song "Tan tana tan" from the upcoming film "Judwaa 2" is over. Actor Varun Dhawan says the song is special.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab, Haryana celebrate Eid
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) Amid tight security, the Muslim community celebrated Eid in various parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Seven killed in Himachal road accident
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Seven pilgrims, including six of a family, were killed when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge here in Himachal Pradesh early on Monday, the police said.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
You still feel like my girlfriend: Keith Urban to Nicole Kidman
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Musician Keith Urban, who celebrated his 11th marriage anniversary with actress Nicole Kidman, feels she is still his girlfriend.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Latvia's Sevastova wins Mallorca Open tennis
Calvia (Spain), June 26 (IANS) Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova won the 2nd Mallorca Open by defeating Germany's Julie Goerges 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Santa Ponça Tennis Club here.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Clashes in Kashmir after prayers mar Eid
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Clashes broke out on Monday between the security forces and stone pelters at several places in the Kashmir Valley after the Eid prayers.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Pixel 2 smartphones codenames revealed
New York, June 26 (IANS) Google Pixel 2 smartphones have been code-named 'Taimen' and 'Walleye' and the bigger variant will have a 5.99-inch display, a new leak has said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
'India-Afghanistan air corridor reflects New Delhi's stubborn thinking'
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Bypassing Pakistan in a direct air corridor with Afghanistan reflects India's "stubborn geopolitical thinking" and its opposition to Beijing's connectivity project, a Chinese daily has said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Dhanush ducks question on Rajinikanth's political entry
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush evaded question regarding his father-in-law and superstar Rajinikanth's rumoured political plunge at the audio launch of his film "VIP 2", saying he will keep his opinion to himself.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Film with Mahesh Babu will be big: Vamsi Paidipally
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Vamsi Paidipally says his next yet-untitled Telugu project with superstar Mahesh Babu will be a big film for both their careers.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kamakhya temple reopens for devotees after Ambubachi Mela
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) The Kamakhya temple here reopened on Monday after remaining closed for four days for the annual Ambubachi Mela.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Religion
Clinton colluded with Democratic Party to beat Sanders: Trump
Washington, June 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of colluding with the Democrats to defeat "crazy" Senator Bernie Sanders, who was the former Secretary of State's rival for the party's presidential nomination.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
This technique uses body's noise to detect cancer early
London, June 26 (IANS) An emerging technology that uses the body's own "seismic noise", allows more effective imaging deep inside body to assist in tumour, scientists say.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Snakebite kills 3 in Tripura
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) Three members of a family, including a child, died of snakebite in Tripura, police said here on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six police officers injured in London protest
London, June 26 (IANS) Si police officers were injured and four people arrested in a protest here over the death of a man following a traffic stop, the media reported.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'India's thermal plants may become economically unviable'
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India's ultra thermal plants, designed to run on foreign coal, may no longer afford to do so economically in the future, says a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Nice confirm Balotelli's contract extension
Paris, June 26 (IANS) Ligue 1 side Nice have announced that they have extended the contract of controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli, but did not disclose the length of the newly-signed deal.
2017-06-26
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Himachal Governor, CM greet people on Eid
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday greeted the people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and wished the festival brings joy and happiness.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Celebrities wish love, peace on Eid
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) A string of Bollywood personalities including Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Anil Kapoor and Varun Dhawan wished their fans and followers a year full of happiness, peace and love on the festive occasion of Eid on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Federer lifts ninth Halle Open title
Berlin, June 26 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer has clinched his ninth Halle Open title after beating hapless Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 in the final.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Tyson Gay misses out on world championships
Sacramento (US), June 26 (IANS) Former world champion Tyson Gay will not be able to compete at this year's world athletics championships, after failing to reach the final of either of his preferred sprint events at the US athletics championships here.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Athletics
Vijay, Murugadoss film to go on floors in October
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) Actor Vijay and filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss are set to reunite for the third time for a yet-untitled Tamil project, slated to go on the floors from October, according to a source.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Pakistan tanker blast toll reaches 154
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) The death toll from the horrific oil tanker explosion in Pakistan's Punjab province has increased to 154, the media reported on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japanese airbag manufacturer files for bankruptcy
Tokyo, June 26 (IANS) Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in a court in Tokyo and the US after multimillion-dollar losses caused by defective devices, the company announced on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy
Pyongyang marks Day of Anti-US Struggle
Pyongyang, June 26 (IANS) North Koreans marked the Day of Anti-US Struggle with a mass rally in the capital city, state-media reported on Monday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and wished the spirit of peace and brotherhood may prevail.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Religion
Partly cloudy Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Monday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
SpaceX successfully completes back-to-back launches
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) SpaceX has completed two back-to-back successful missions this weekend, the company's quickest launch turnaround yet, the media reported.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Human Interest/Society
9 dead in Colombia boat capsize
Bogota, June 26 (IANS) Nine persons have died and more than 30 are missing after a tourist boat carrying 150 people sank in a Colombian reservoir, authorities said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Presidential polls begin in Mongolia
Ulan Bator, June 26 (IANS) Mongolians started voting for a new president on Monday, a media report said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Mongolia,Politics,Business/Economy
Susan Boyle targeted by teen tormentors
London, June 26 (IANS) Singer Susan Boyle is reportedly planning to call in police after being targeted by an intimidating group of teenagers.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New York celebrates annual Gay Pride Parade
New York, June 26 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people with rainbow banners, posters and fancy costumes, marched in the gay pride parade here.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
UN chief condoles loss of lives in Pakistan tanker blast
United Nations, June 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the large number of deaths and injuries following the explosion of an oil tanker in Pakistan, said his spokesperson.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 dead, 30 missing in Colombia boat capsize
Bogota, June 26 (IANS) At least three persons died and 30 went missing after a tourist boat carrying 150 passengers capsized in Colombia, the media reported.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US state government websites hacked with pro-IS message
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Several government websites in the US state of Ohio were apparently hacked to broadcast an anti-government and pro-Islamic State (IS) message, the media reported.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tomlinson told his late mother when he lost virginity
London, June 26 (IANS) One Directon star Louis Tomlinson has revealed that he was very close to his late mother Johannah Deakin and had informed her when he lost his virginity.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Colombia coal mine blast toll rises to 13
Bogota, June 26 (IANS) The Colombian emergency crews have ended their rescue efforts at two coal mines, where an explosion left at least 13 miners dead and one injured, officials said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12 killed in Argentina bus-truck collision
Buenos Aires, June 26 (IANS) At least 12 persons were killed after a bus collided head-on with a truck and turned over in Mendoza province in Argentina, officials said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Joel Edgerton was 'terrified' of embarking on movie career
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Actor Joel Edgerton, who became a household after playing bricklayer Will McGill in drama series "The Secret Life of Us", says it was a huge step to walk away from his "breakthrough" role in order to pursue his dream of working in movies in the US.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Clinton colluded with party to beat Sanders: Trump
Washington, June 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, saying the former Secretary of State "colluded" with the party in the presidential primary to defeat Senator Bernie Sanders.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Diane Keaton's bulimia 'filled a hole' in her life
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Actress Diane Keaton has revealed that she became bullimic in her 20s to "fill a vast hole" in her life.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Plane crash kills pilot in Russia
Moscow, June 26 (IANS) A small plane has crashed in Russia, killing the pilot, officials said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India thump West Indies in 2nd ODI
Port of Spain, June 26 (IANS) India produced a strong all-round performance to thrash West Indies by 105 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Queen's Park Oval Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Dream of developed India will be fulfilled: Modi tells Indian diaspora
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Addressing the Indian diaspora here as the "members of family", Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised of a developed India in their lifetime.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Technology,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Haryana girl Manushi is Femina Miss India World 2017
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 winner is Manushi Chhillar from Haryana, while the first runner-up is Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir and the second runner-up is Priyanka Kumari from Bihar.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
China, Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to maintain peace
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) China, Pakistan and Afghanistan are committed to maintaining regional peace and stability, enhancing regional connectivity and economic cooperation and promoting shared security and development, a joint statement said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
Sophie Turner's hair saviour
London, June 26 (IANS) Actress Sophie Turner can switch up her hair colours so often by using a product, which stops her hair falling out.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
No country questioned India's surgical strike: Modi
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said no country has questioned India's surgical strike against terrorist launchpads in Pakistan and "India has succeeded in telling the world about the need to uproot the menace of terrorism".
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora
Modi lauds Sushma Swaraj in US
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Speaking of change in the functioning of the Indian embassy everywhere, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her pro-active actions to help "Indians anywhere".
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Diaspora
Kate Moss is like a sister: Mario Sorrenti
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Kate Moss is "like a sister" to fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti, who worked with the model on the Calvin Klein fragrances in 1993 and again in 2017.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dream of developed India will be fulfilled: Modi tells Indian diaspora
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Addressing the Indian diaspora here as the "members of family", Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised of a developed India in their lifetime.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Politics,Diaspora
Sharif cuts short London trip after oil tanker blast
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cut short his London trip over the oil tanker fire incident that killed at least 140 people and injured over 100 others in Punjab province, the Prime Minister's Office said.
2017-06-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shooting Stars win Bengal Snooker League title
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Shooting Stars won the second edition of Bengal Snooker League beating The Rockets 4-3 in the final at the Saturday Club here on Sunday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata government hasn't fulfilled GTA's conditions: BJP
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Amid the ongoing agitation for the separate state of Gorkhaland in West Bengal's hills, the BJP on Sunday alleged the Mamata Banerjee-led government has not fulfilled the conditions of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA)
2017-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Man held for attacking wife with sickle
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A man who fled after attacking his estranged wife with a sickle has been arrested from his home village in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district, police said on Sunday.
2017-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India post challenging total against West Indies
Port of Spain, June 26 (IANS) India rode on a strong batting performance from the top-order to post 310/5 in their second One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies here on Sunday.
2017-06-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Respite from heat likely on Eid in Delhi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday sizzled at 39.4 degree Celsius, two notches above the season's average, but respite is likely on Monday, when Eid falls this year, would see light rains, said the weather department.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata extends wishes on Rath Yatra, Eid
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday conveyed greetings to people on the occasion of Rath Yatra and Eid-ul-Fitr after returning from her tour of the Netherlands.
2017-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
India post challenging total against West Indies
Port of Spain, June 25 (IANS) India rode on a strong batting performance from the top-order to post 310/5 in their second One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Gulmohar trip turned to be fatal for Delhi family
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A plan for a summer vacation in the cooler climes of Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg happened to be be fatal for Pusa Institute of Technology lecturer Jayant Andraskar, his wife and two daughters as they plunged to their deaths when a tree uprooted by strong winds sent their cable car cabin hurtling hundreds of metres down.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Shooting Stars win Bengal Snooker League title
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Shooting Stars won the second edition of Bengal Snooker League beating The Rockets 4-3 in the final at the Saturday Club here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
GST could be studied in US B-schools: Modi
Washington, June 25 (IANS) The landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST) that will come into effect in India from July 1 could be a subject of study in US business schools, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Those using term 'undeclared Emergency' against NDA must introspect:Jaitley
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Terming the "Emergency" imposed by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975 as an "assault on all democratic institutions", Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the NDA government's critics using the expression "undeclared Emergency" against it, "need to introspect their own roles during the Emergency".
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bank credit rose to Rs 69 lakh crore by 2014-15
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Bank credit in India has grown exponentially in the past 25 years with total outstanding credit rising to Rs 68,78,500 crore from Rs 1,04,300 crore between 1990 and 2015, according to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) latest state-wise credit data.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
As Modi, Trump meet, all eyes on Washington
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) From Moscow to Tokyo, Beijing to Paris and Islamabad to Kabul, all eyes will be on Washington on Monday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds his first meeting with US President Donald Trump.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
President, Vice President, Speaker wish people on Eid-ul-Fitr
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday wished the countrymen on Eid-ul-Fitr, hoping the festival brings prosperity to all and also strengthens "faith in our unity and common destiny" that characterises India's composite culture.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
DU's proposed school of journalism not to be self-finance'
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Delhi School of Journalism, conceived by the Delhi University (DU), has inched closer to becoming a reality after the Academic Council resolved one of the thorniest issues - whether it would be self-financed - in its way by deciding against this.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Education
Government holds 3rd 'Slum Yuva Daud'
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Two central ministers flagged off the third "Slum Yuva Daud" here on Sunday which saw thousands of youths taking part in the race from Kasturba Gandhi Polytechnic, Pitampura, to Pitampura Sports Complex in west Delhi.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Environment/Wildlife
Rohini court sharpshooter held in Delhi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A sharpshooter of a gang, wanted in the sensational April 29 shootout in Rohini court, has been arrested in west Delhi area, police said on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Meira Kumar urges conscience voting by electoral college
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Meira Kumar, the opposition's presidential candidate, on Sunday appealed to members of the electoral college to "heed the inner voice of conscience" while casting their vote in the July 17 election as the President's office "cannot function to serve narrow political interests".
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Arunachal raises retirement age of government servants to 60
Itanagar, June 25 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government on Sunday decided to extend the retirement age of regular state government servants from existing 58 years to 60 years with effect from January 1, 2018.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Italy's Rossi wins Dutch motorcycle Grand Prix
Assen (Netherlands), June 25 (IANS) Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi won the Dutch TT (Tourist Trophy), the eighth event on this season's motorcycle Grand Prix calendar, here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Motorsports
An undeclared 'Emergency' in the country now, says Congress
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Accepting that the "Emergency" was a mistake and the party had learnt from it, the Congress on Sunday hit out at the Narendra Modi government saying the country's situation was that of an "undeclared Emergency".
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Real Madrid win Copa del Rey Juvenil title
La Rioja (Spain), June 25 (IANS) Real Madrid claimed the Copa del Rey Juvenil title with a 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Argentina,Sports,Football
Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in Telangana, Andhra on Monday
Hyderabad, June 25 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadan, will be celebrated in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Monday as the moon of 'Shawwal' was sighted on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Dhanush's 'VIP 2' trailer released
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) The trailer of actor Dhanush's "VIP 2", a sequel to his 2014 blockbuster film "VIP", was released on Sunday here at the film's audio launch.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Seven killed in Gulmarg cable car accident (Fourth Lead)
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) A family of four from Delhi and three locals were killed on Sunday when a tree uprooted by strong winds sent a gondola car cabin hurtling hundreds of meters down in Jammu and Kashmir after snapping the cable, authorities said.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Crime/Disaster/Accident
West Indies opt to field against India in second ODI
Port of Spain, June 25 (IANS) The West Indies won the toss and elected to field against India in their second One-Day International (ODI) cricket match here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Dozen bike, phone thieves arrested in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, June 25 (IANS) A dozen criminals who stole motorcycles and mobile phones have been arrested in Ghaziabad, police said on Sunday, adding they had recovered several stolen phones and two-wheelers.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congratulations pour in for shuttler Srikanth
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the well-wishers, congratulations poured in for star shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on his title triumph at the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Sabarimala temple flag post damaged, five arrested
Sabarimala (Kerala), June 25 (IANS) Five people were arrested on charges of damaging a new gold-coated flag post consecrated only on Sunday afternoon at the famed Sabarimala temple here in Kerala.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Justice Karnan still in hospital
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan continued to be in hospital for the fourth day on Sunday with doctors saying his condition is now stable.
2017-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Seven killed in Gulmarg cable car accident (Third Lead)
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) A family of four from Delhi and three locals were killed on Sunday when a tree uprooted by strong winds sent a gondola car cabin hurtling hundreds of meters down in Jammu and Kashmir after snapping the cable, authorities said.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Captain can run cricket team properly: Ian Chappell
Adelaide, June 25 (IANS) Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell on Sunday said a captain is best advised by senior teammates on the field and assisted by managers off it, hinting at Virat Kohli's spat with coach Anil Kumble, which led to the latter tendering his resignation.
2017-06-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
IDFC names Sunil Kakar as MD and CEO for 3 years
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Private sector financial services firm IDFC on Sunday announced the appointment of Sunil Kakar as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from July 16 for three years.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Seven killed in Gulmarg cable car accident
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) A family of four from Delhi and three locals were killed on Sunday when a gondola car cabin crashed hundreds of meters down to the ground after its cable snapped in Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brazilian Fabinho wants to work with Mourinho
London, June 25 (IANS) Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabio is reportedly tempted to work under English Premier League club Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
40 chained mentally ill patients rescued in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, June 25 (IANS) At least 40 mentally ill patients, kept bound in chains, have been rescued from hotels and lodges in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district, police said on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Negative tweets on TV programmes can cut viewers' interest
New York, June 25 (IANS) Negative comments about a television show on social media platforms like Twitter can make viewers less interested, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Malayalam filmmaker K.R. Mohanan dead
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) Noted filmmaker K.R. Mohanan died here on Sunday, his family said. He was 69.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
India settle for sixth place in HWL Semis
London, June 25 (IANS) India had to settle for the sixth place after going down to Canada 2-3 in a fifth-sixth place match of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Hockey
Federer wins Halle Open tennis title
Halle (Germany), June 25 (IANS) Swiss tennis player Roger Federer claimed his ninth title at the Halle Open after beating German Alexander Zverev, World No.12, in Sunday's final.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
Sukma clash toll rises to three, injured security man dies
Jagdalpur, June 25 (IANS) Another injured security personnel died having received gunshot wounds during an exchange of fire with Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, taking the toll in the incident to three, the state police said on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bengal celebrates Rath Yatra with passion
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Amid chants of "Hare Krishna" and "Jai Jagannath", thousands of devotees revelled as the decorated chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balaram and their sister Subhadra threaded their way through in various places of West Bengal on Sunday during the annual Rath Yatra.
2017-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Amitabh Bachchan unhappy with Facebook
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday complained to social networking site Facebook after he was not able to access all the features on his account.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big B 'proud' of Srikanth, women's cricket team
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday congratulated shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and Indian womens cricket team over their respective wins at Australian Open Super Series and ICC Women's cricket World Cup.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Women face discrimination even in small decisions, says Richa Chadha
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who is playing a pivotal role in the upcoming web-series "Inside Edge", says that she feels discriminated against as a woman in Indian society.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Can't wait to meet Siva, Ajith: Vivek Oberoi
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi, who will make his debut in the Tamil film industry with "Vivegam", says he can not wait to start shooting for the movie with director Siva and superstar Ajith.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
BJP leaders, activists participate in Bengal's Rathyatra celebrations
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) After BJP's Ram Navmi and Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in West Bengal that sparked off allegations of attempts to bring about a communal polarisation, top party leaders and activists participated in Rathyatra celebrations on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Playing video games can boost attention: Study
London, June 25 (IANS) Does your child love playing video games? Let him, as it can help alter the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills -- skills that enable us to recognise a square, triangle, cube or pyramid -- as well as make them more efficient, say scientists in an analysis of over a 100 scientific studies.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sabarimala temple flag post damaged, three detained
Sabarimala (Kerala), June 25 (IANS) Three people suspected to have damaged a new flag post coated with gold and consecrated only on Sunday afternoon at the Sabarimala temple here have been detained.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kohli should be boss of India team: Thakur (IANS Interview)
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), June 25 (IANS) Asserting that the captain's role is more important than that of the coach, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) President Anurag Thakur has called for skipper Virat Kohli being allowed full control over the Indian team.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Yuvraj, Dhoni mentoring Indian team, says batting coach Bangar
Port of Spain, June 25 (IANS) Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar on Sunday revealed that experienced batsmen Yuvraj Singh and former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni are mentoring the side after coach Anil Kumble stepped down from his post just before the West Indies tour.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
India settle for sixth place in HWL Semis
London, June 25 (IANS) India had to settle for the sixth place after going down to Canada 2-3 in a fifth-sixth place match of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Hockey
Six die in Gulmarg cable car accident
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) A family of four from Delhi and two local men were killed on Sunday when a gondola car cabin crashed hundreds of meters down to the ground after its cable snapped in Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police officer injured in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), June 25 (IANS) A Sub-Inspector of Police, Arunesh Markam, received injuries in a gun battle with Maoists on Sunday morning in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Medicos exhibit their passion for the lens
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) A cheetah pouncing on an antelope in the wilds of Africa, or two tigers displaying their fondness for each other in a National Park in India - these are among a series of rare moments frozen with the camera by some renowned medicos struck by wanderlust that adorn an exhibition here.
2017-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Turkey rejects Arab demand to close military base in Qatar
Ankara, June 25 (IANS) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday denounced the list of demands put forward by four Arab states in efforts to defuse the diplomatic crisis with Qatar, rejecting their request to close its military base in Qatar.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Sexual appeals in ads do not sell products: Study
New York, June 25 (IANS) Do partially or fully nude models in advertisements help in sale of products or brands? No, they do not is the flat conclusion of an analysis of nearly 80 advertising studies.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vidal wants Chile teammate Sanchez to join Bayern
Moscow, June 25 (IANS) Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is hoping his teammate Alexis Sanchez joins his club Bayern Munich adding the Arsenal forward is a "a spectacular player".
2017-06-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Tendulkar congratulates shuttler Srikanth
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday congratulated Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for his Australian Open Superseries men's title victory.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Modi recalls Emergency, lauds cleanliness initiatives in Mann Ki Baat (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a broadcast on Sunday recalled the "dark night" of Emergency when thousands of political activists were arrested and the country had virtually become a "prison".
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Syria's Assad goes on unusual visit to Hama for Eid prayers
Damascus, June 25 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday made an unusual visit to the central city of Hama in order to perform the prayers of the Eid ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Terrorism
Iraqi forces seize two-thirds of Mosul's Old City
Mosul (Iraq), June 25 (IANS) Iraqi forces have captured two-thirds of the Old City of Mosul, which was the main stronghold of the Islamic State in Iraq, the commander of the federal police said on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Five killed in Gulmarg cable car accident
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) Five people, including four tourists and a local man, were killed on Sunday when a gondola car cabin crashed hundreds of meters down to the ground after its cable snapped in Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kashmir security personnel asked to avoid public places for Eid prayers
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) In the wake of lynching of a senior police officer outside the Jamia Masjid here, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday issued an advisory Sunday asking all security personnel to avoid offering Eid prayers in public places and only do so at "protected places".
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Religion,Defence/Security
Britain maps out country's magic sites to promote tourism
London, June 25 (IANS) Britain's tourism office has announced the release of an interactive map to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book on Monday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Mother tweets child's surgery bill to slam Trumpcare
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Highlighting the potential flaws in the new healthcare plan of President Donald Trump, a mother in the US has put a series of posts on Twitter, explaining the costs and complications involved in her son's rare medical condition, the media reported on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Hacking group believes NASA will announce discovery of aliens
New York, June 25 (IANS) Anonymous -- the loose collective of hackers and online activists -- claims that the US space agency NASA is all set to announce the discovery of alien life, the media reported.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Kabul warns insurgents to join peace efforts
Kabul, June 25 (IANS) The President of Afghanistan called on insurgents on Sunday to give up arms and join the ongoing peace process initiated by Kabul.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Mexican actress becomes Hollywood's rising star
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Mexican actress Eliza Gonzalez, at age 27 and on the point of premiering the movie "Baby Driver", promises to become a real Hollywood star with "Alita: Battle Angel," produced by James Cameron.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,International
Sports Minister Goel flags off third 'Slum Yuva Daud'
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Sports Minister Vijay Goel here on Sunday flagged off the third Slum Yuva Daud which aims to promote sporting culture among the youth living in slum areas.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Women directors become rising Hollywood stars
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) For anyone who thought women directors weren't ready for the "Big Chair" on studio blockbusters, think again. They're giving as good as they get.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,International
Believe in quality, not quantity: Bhumi Pednekar on films
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who made her acting debut in Bollywood with the 2015 film "Dum Laga Ke Haisha", says she is picky about what she does as she believes in quality over quantity.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Monaco striker Germain joins hometown team Marseille
Paris, June 25 (IANS) Forward Valere Germain became the first recruit of his hometown team Marseille after he left Monaco, the club announced.
2017-06-25
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand slammed by ex-NASA scientist
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist at NASAs human research division, has criticised Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrows lifestyle and wellness brand Goop for promoting bogus $120 stickers that contain materials used in spacesuits.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Business/Economy
Stephanie Davis calls police over leaked sex tape
London, June 25 (IANS) Actress Stephanie Davis is "devastated" after an explicit footage featuring her was shared online.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Real do not want Ronaldo to leave: Salgado
Madrid, June 25 (IANS) Despite doubts about Cristiano Ronaldo's stay at Real Madrid, former club defender Miguel Salgado has said he believes the reigning Spanish football league champions will hold on to their star forward.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rudisha, Kemboi to spearhead Kenyan challenge in London
Nairobi, June 25 (IANS) Middle-distance runner David Rudisha and 2015 World Champion Ezekiel Kemboi missed out on the Kenya trials but were selected to represent the country at this year's event in London from August 4 to 13.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Toddler found dead in borewell after three-day rescue operation
Hyderabad, June 25 (IANS) After three days of operation to rescue an 18-month-old girl from a borewell in Telangana's Rangareddy district, she was found dead at a depth of 180 feet.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India needs New Delhi-size landfills for waste by 2050: Report
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With India littering its waste without sufficient treatment, it needs to set aside about 88 sq. km of precious land -- the size of New Delhi -- for landfills by 2050, industry association Assocham said on Sunday, citing its study.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
African diplomats meet in Kerala to boost cashew business
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) A high level diplomatic meeting of Ambassadors from 15 African countries will be held here on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss ways and means on how to boost cashew production in Kerala, said a state Minister.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Mamata congratulates Srikanth
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday congratulated shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for winning the Australia Open Super Series men's singles title.
2017-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Sports
BAI announces cash reward for Srikanth
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh for Kidambi Srikanth after he won the Australian Open Superseries title in Sydney on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Motherhood has been absolutely fantastic: Ayesha Takia
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Actress Ayesha Takia, who has a three-year-old son, named Mikail, with Farhan Azmi, says her journey as a mother has been a joy ride for her.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shuttler Srikanth clinches Australian Open title
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth stayed committed in his dominating run to clinch the Australian Open Super Series men's singles final here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Hyundai to recall over 43,700 cars in China
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) Hyundai Motor Company will recall 43,764 of its vehicles in China over a fault which may lead to potential engine failures, quality control watchdog announced on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Sushma targets Meira Kumar using old video, news report
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Ahead of the presidential election, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday targeted former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar using a 2013 video of the Lok Sabha proceedings and a newspaper report.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Actor Ravi Teja's brother dies in road accident
Hyderabad, June 25 (IANS) Actor Bharat, brother of popular Telugu star Ravi Teja, died here in a road accident on Saturday night, police said.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
Three tourists drown in Bay of Bengal
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Three tourists, including a seven-year-old girl, were drowned while bathing in the sea in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, police said on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Xi's first visit as Chinese President to Hong Kong
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong next week to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover from Britain to China.
2017-06-25
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Crosby won't wear low-cut dresses any more
London, June 25 (IANS) TV personality Charlotte Crosby says she suffers from body insecurities and will not wear low-cut outfits any more after she was targeted on social media.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jharkhand Governor returns contentions land act amendments
Ranchi, June 25 (IANS) Jharkhand Governor Draupdi Murmu on Sunday returned the contentious amendment bills for making changes to two land acts, which had been lying with her office for her assent.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Brazilian Paulinho reveals Barcelona talks
Rio De Janeiro, June 25 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Paulinho has revealed he could join Barcelona this summer from Guangzhou Evergrande.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
SAIL-ArcelorMittal JV deal likely to be clinched next month: Steel Minister (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) All hurdles in the formation of a joint venture (JV) between steel giants SAIL and ArcelorMittal have been removed and the final agreement may be signed next month, said Union Steel Minister Chaudhury Birendra Singh.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Muslims in Southeast Asia mark end of Ramadan
Jakarta, June 25 (IANS) Millions of people across Southeast Asia on Sunday celebrated the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Indonesia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Daily read some letters I receive: Modi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he has a habit of daily reading at least a few of the letters he gets as it allows him to connect witth the people.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Socially-conscious e-waste warrior aims at Bengaluru cleanup
Bengaluru, June 25 (IANS) In a mushrooming urban landscape where waste disposal is becoming big business, meet one of India's new breed of waste warriors -- Saahas Zero Waste (SZW) is an enterprise with the motto of making maximum social impact in the area of sustainable urban development.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Prabhudheva thrilled about starring in silent film 'Mercury'
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva, last seen onscreen in Tamil horror-thriller "Devi", is excited to be playing an antagonist for the first time in his career in upcoming Tamil silent film "Mercury".
2017-06-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'Aarambh' is a huge game changer: Karan Johar
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has lauded new historical drama show "Aarambh", calling it a game changer in the Indian TV industry.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
No man will get in our way: Price to husband
London, June 25 (IANS) British TV personality and glamour model Katie Price has openly expressed her love for her husband Kieran Hayler saying "no man" will ever get in the way of their relationship.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afghan President urges Taliban to join peace process
Kabul, June 25 (IANS) Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday again urged the Taliban militants to give up fighting and join the peace and reconciliation process.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
10 policemen killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, June 25 (IANS) Ten policemen were killed and four others injured on Sunday when Taliban militants attacked a checkpost in Afghanistan's Herat province.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Binge drinking, cocaine abuse may impair mental skills
New York, June 25 (IANS) Do you have the habit of taking four or more alcohol drinks a day or indulging in drug abuse such as cocaine? Beware, it may lead to impairments in mental skills such as decision-making and planning, researchers have warned.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Pyongyang urged to free Americans, South Koreans
Seoul, June 25 (IANS) Seoul on Sunday urged North Korea to release six South Koreans and three Americans held in prison.
2017-06-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Don't wait for last day to file returns, cautions GSTN Chairman
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Despite the GST Council giving a one-month extension in filing returns under the new indirect tax regime, businesses should start uploading invoices much earlier, says Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) Chairman Navin Kumar.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Shutdown in Darjeeling to be partially relaxed during Eid
Darjeeling, June 25 (IANS) Amid the ongoing indefinite shutdown in the West Bengal hills, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leadership on Sunday said there will be "partial relaxation for 12 hours" on Monday for the Muslim community to observe Eid.
2017-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kunal Kohli already misses Telugu film cast
London, June 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Kunal Kohli on Sunday said that he has already started missing the cast and crew of his upcoming Telugu film while he finishes off the production here.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Gal Gadot planning third child
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Actress Gal Gadot, after giving birth to daughter Maya Versano, has reportedly started planning for a third child with husband her Yaron Versano.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Strike personal rapport, focus on continuity, Modi urged
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set for his first face-to-face interaction with US President Donald Trump on Monday, almost every strategic analyst feels the outcome of this meeting will be the first indication of Washington's policy towards India in the Trump era.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Modi lauds villages for becoming free of open defecation
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised two villages in Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh for taking initiatives to make themselves free of open defecation and setting an example for others under the 'Swachh Bharat' movement.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Two militants killed, three soldiers injured in Kashmir
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) Two militants were killed and three soldiers injured on Sunday in fighting that erupted the previous day with an attack on a CRPF patrol that left a trooper dead, authorities said.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Plagiarism: Designers worry over rip-offs in fashion industry, mass market
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Fashion designers work hard to bring out new offerings. They hire several people, keep track of fashion trends and aim at creating something new to attract buyers -- only to see their designs being copied and sold across the country.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Single-parent kids may have lower well-being in adulthood
London, June 25 (IANS) Children who grew up in a single-parent family are more likely to have lower levels of well-being and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Our feet grounded in yoga, dreams transcend space: Modi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the ISRO for its success in space science and observed that if on one hand Indias feet are grounded in yoga, it also dreams of transcending the limits in the sky.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Baadshah' SRK completes 25 years in Bollywood
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) He ventured into Bollywood in 1992 with the film "Deewana" and ever since has given several cinematic jewels like "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" and "Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham" among many others. Supestar Shah Rukh Khan, who is fondly called the "Baadhshah" of Bollywood by his fans, has completed 25 years in the Hindi film industry.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anupam honoured with citation from Nassau county
New York, June 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher was honoured with a citation from the Nassau county here.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi recalls Emergency as darkest time
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday recalled the Emergency imposed on the country 42 years ago on June 25, and said it was the darkest time in the history of India.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Blac Chyna's car hit by another
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Model Blac Chyna was involved in a car accident here.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi encourages Khadi gifts
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Encouraging the concept of gifting Khadi handkerchieves, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Queen Elizabeth II has preserved the one presented to her by Mahatma Gandhi many decades ago.
2017-06-25
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Tanker blast kills 140 in Pakistan
Lahore, June 25 (IANS) At least 140 people have been burnt alive and dozens of others injured after an overturned oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur city in Pakistan's Punjab province, the media reported.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After RK's Moscow odyssey, another Kapoor blazes a trail in Russia
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) Decades after Bollywood's original showman Raj Kapoor blazed a cinematic trail in Russian hearts in the erstwhile USSR, his nephew is now kicking up some snow and dust right though the soul of Russia's heartland.
2017-06-25
Category: International, India,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Three soldiers injured in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) A gunbattle broke out at the Delhi Public School (DPS) in Srinagar in the early hours of Sunday as security forces launched an offensive to flush out the militants who took refuge inside the campus after attacking Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Pantha Chowk area on Saturday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
New design improves flexible wearable electronics' performance
New York, June 25 (IANS) Engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that can rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Encourage children to play sports, says Modi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Parents and guardians should encourage children to take part in sports along with studies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' radio address to the nation on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Devotees throng Puri as annual Rath Yatra begins
Bhubaneswar, June 25 (IANS) A sea of devotees, undeterred by the heavy downpour, thronged the town of Puri for the world famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings that began on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Kidambi Srikanth wins Australian Open Super Series
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth stayed committed in his dominating run to clinch the Australian Open Super Series men's singles final here on Sunday.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Muslim women in India can become change agents through education (Comment: Special to IANS)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently called for empowerment and education of Muslim women. One would have expected this message to receive widespread acceptance and support. It did not.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Opinion/Commentary,Education
Modi lauds UP village for becoming free of open defection
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the people of Mubarakpur, a small village in Uttar Pradesh, for becoming free of open defecation and said it was the best example 'Swatchh Bharat' movement.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Modi recalls Emergency as darkest time
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday recalled the Emergency imposed on the country 42 years ago on June 25, and said it was the darkest time in the history of India.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
When Vijayalakshmi stunned husband as lyricist
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) Actress Vijayalakshmi's new stint as a lyricist for upcoming Tamil film "Pandigai" has stunned its director and her husband Feroz. She has penned a song in the film, due for release in July.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Hot air balloon promotion for Rajinikanth's '2.o'
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) Lyca Productions, the makers of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o", are pushing the envelope as they begin the promotional campaign for the Indian film.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Tiger to pay tribute to Michael Jackson with performance
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff, who is known for his dancing skills will be paying a tribute to the Late King of Pop Michael Jackson on his eighth death anniversary on Sunday in Pune with a live dance performance.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Modi greets nation on Ramzan, Jagannath Yatra
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Ramzan and Jagannath Yatra, saying that diversity is the country's uniqueness and its strength.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Mysterious Mars-sized object lurking at edge of solar system
New York, June 25 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found evidence of an unknown, Mars-sized "planetary mass object" lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Tribute paid to slain CRPF officer in Kashmir
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) A wreath laying ceremony was held on Sunday in Srinagar to pay tribute to a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer who was killed in a militant attack on Saturday.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bioengineers create durable device for diabetes monitoring
New York, June 25 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, at The University of Texas have developed a durable and versatile wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Caution over GST, derivatives expiry to affect equities (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Derivatives expiry coupled with crude oil prices and direction of foreign funds' movement are expected to affect the equity charts during the upcoming week.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
123 killed in Pakistan tanker blast
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) At least 123 people were killed when an oil tanker exploded after it overturned in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday morning, police said.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wodehouse's women and their most liberated and effective flagbearer (Column: Bookends)
Going by P.G. Wodehouse's most famous works and characters - Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, the Blandings Castle set, Psmith, Mr Mulliner et al, you could wonder - as one of my friends did - why the celebrated comic novelist didn't have a woman character of equal standing. One who is not just a love interest, or among the formidable female relatives (chiefly aunts) many protagonists have to deal with.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Govt claims it helped 91% of scavengers, after ignoring 93% of them
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS/IndiaSpend) The central government has claimed that 91% of manual scavengers have been provided a one-time cash payment of Rs 40,000 and 108% of identified scavengers and their dependants have been selected for skill training under the rehabilitation programme for manual scavengers.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
100 killed in Pakistan oil tanker fire
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) At least 100 people were killed when an oil tanker caught fire after it overturned in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday morning, police said.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sunny Sunday in Delhi
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Ivanka Trump must answer questions in shoe design lawsuit'
Washington, June 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump must give a deposition in a lawsuit by an Italian shoemaker claiming her fashion label copied its designs, a federal judge has ruled.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC
Jammu, June 25 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on Sunday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, a defence official said.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Defence/Security
Engineer develops drone capable of planting 1bn trees
Canberra, June 25 (IANS) An Australian engineer has revealed a plan to combat deforestation by developing drones capable of planting one billion trees every year.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
China urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to improve ties
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to improve ties as tensions between the two nations were not conducive to their stability and development as well as regional cooperation
2017-06-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Britain marks National Armed Forces Day
London, June 25 (IANS) British Prime minister Theresa May and top military officials gathered in Liverpool city to lead the nation in honouring the country's servicemen and women on National Armed Forces Day.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Toll in Pakistan twin bombings reach 67
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) The toll in the twin blasts that hit a market in Pakistan's Parachinar city has increased to 67, the media reported.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
China, Afghanistan to strengthen anti-terror cooperation
Kabul, June 25 (IANS) China and Afghanistan have pledged to enhance cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Istanbul bans LGBT Pride march
Istanbul, June 25 (IANS) The LGBT -- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender -- Pride march was banned here by the local government, who for the second consecutive year raised concerns over security.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Gunfight in Srinagar between security forces, militants
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) A gunfight started on Sunday between the security forces and holed-up militants in Srinagar, police said.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Technology
Diane Keaton was excited to portray older woman
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Diane Keaton was excited to portray an older woman, who is a mess but finds love with a homeless man in the film "Hampstead".
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Lopez, Cilic to square off in Queen's Club final
London, June 25 (IANS) Spain's Feliciano Lopez overcame sixth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the final of Queen's Club, a tune-up event for Wimbledon.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
UN chief condoles loss of lives in China landslide
United Nations, June 25 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he is saddened to learn of the death and devastation caused by landslides in China's Sichuan Province.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi arrives in US
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here from Portugal on Sunday, on the second leg of his three-nation tour, that will also take him to the Netherlands.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy
Fusion food becomes a rage in India
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) International influences mixed with Indian flavours is something that is becoming big in India, say experts.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
5.7-magnitude quake rocks Japan
Tokyo, June 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked Nagano prefecture in Japan on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Eight killed in Colombia mine blast
Bogota, June 25 (IANS) At least eight miners were killed following an explosion at a carbon mine in Colombia, the National Mining Agency has said.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Katie Price shows her topless image to daughter
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Model Katie Price showed daughter Bunny a topless photograph from her glamour model days.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
15 killed, 120 missing in China landslide
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) Fifteen persons have been confirmed dead in a landslide in China's Sichuan Province on Saturday that buried more than 120 people from 62 homes.
2017-06-25
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Egyptian President ratifies deal transferring islands to Saudi Arabia
Cairo, June 25 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has ratified the maritime demarcation deal with Saudi Arabia to transfer two Red Sea islands to the Saudi authorities, the media reported.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Barrymore leaves heartfelt notes in kids' lunch boxes
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore leaves heartfelt notes in her children's lunchboxes as a reminder that she is with them all the time.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals
Moscow, June 25 (IANS) Euro 2016 winner Portugal and reigning CONCACAF Gold Cup champion Mexico qualified for the Confederations Cup semifinals with victories over New Zealand and host Russia, respectively.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Nicole Kidman's kids 'appalled' by 'Paddington'
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman says her children were upset about her portrayal in "Paddington".
2017-06-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Putin visits Crimea following new US sanctions
Moscow, June 25 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea on Saturday after the US imposed new sanctions on Moscow earlier this week over its alleged actions in Ukraine.
2017-06-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Jewellery purchasing trends to watch out for
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) There are a few jewellery pieces that are a staple in women's wardrobes, chunky bracelets, cocktail rings, ear studs, ornate nose pins and chand balis are few trinkets that are on every womans wish list these days, say experts.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
British Parliament hit by cyber-attack
London, June 25 (IANS) The British Parliament has been hit by a cyber-attack, officials at Westminster said.
2017-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SRK, Salman attend Baba Siddique's Iftar party
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Bollywood's two biggest superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan attended Congress leader Baba Siddique's Iftar party here on Saturday evening.
2017-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Cinema/Showbiz
475 kg drug haul at Bengaluru airport
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) A consignment of drug ephedrine, weighing 475 kg and valued at Rs 24 crore, was seized at the city international airport's air cargo complex by the Customs' central intelligence unit, said an official on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Mobiles, SIM cards seized from Gurugram jail
Gurugram, June 24 (IANS) A Crime Branch team on Saturday raided the Gurugram district jail on Saturday and seized several mobile phone sets, SIM cards and mobile chargers from the inmates, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
STORY: India, Portugal launch startup hub in first Indian PM visit (Roundup)
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) India and Portugal on Saturday launched a joint international startup hub soon after Narendra Modi expressed his amazement that there has been no bilateral Indian Prime Ministerial visit ever to this European nation that is home to around 70,000 people of Indian origin.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Infosys investors blast board over 'infighting' with founders
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) Infosys' boardroom battles and the "open war" played out in the media between the board members and its founders since February came to the fore at the firm's 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Three liquor smugglers held, red-beacon car seized
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) VVIPs and VIPs in India may have removed red beacons from their official vehicles, but three criminals used the once-coveted status symbol to facilitate their criminal activities: They used a red beacon atop their car to smuggle countrymade liquor. However, they were arrested on Saturday, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two held for selling stolen moblies phones after tampering
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Two persons have been arrested for selling expensive stolen mobile phones after changing their IMEI number, police said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Puducherry Port to become satellite port: Narayanasamy
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V.Narayanasamy on Saturday said that Puducherry Port is all set to become satellite port with a dedicated development area of 200 acres around it where star hotels, theme parks and entertainment spaces under the Sagarmala scheme will come up.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
HUG Innovations raises Rs 33 cr at Hyderabad funding event
Hyderabad, June 24 (IANS) Technology startup HUG Innovations has raised $5 million (Rs 33 crore) at live instant funding of TiE-Hyderabad - The Guardian Angel held here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Modi launches India-Portugal International StartUp Hub
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portugese counterpart Antonio Costa on Saturday launched the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) here to help in mutual capacity building, and enable connections between start-ups, investors, and incubators from relevant sectors.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
My aim was not to make Arun Gawli a hero: biopic director
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia, who is quite excited about his upcoming "Daddy", based on the real-life Mumbai gangster Arun Gawli, says he attempted to narrate the story from the perspectives of different people and viewpoints rather than humanising the character and making him a hero on-screen.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Three liquor smugglers held, red-beacon car seized
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) VVIPs and VIPs in India may have removed red beacons from their official vehicles, but three criminals used the once-coveted status symbol to facilitate their criminal activities: They used a red beacon atop their car to smuggle countrymade liquor. However, they were arrested on Saturday, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women's World Cup: India beat England by 35 runs
Derby, June 24 (IANS) Combined efforts helped India beat England by 35 runs in the opening match of the ICC Women's cricket World Cup here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
2 STF men killed, 5 injured in gunfight with Maoists in Sukma
Raipur, June 24 (IANS) At least two Special Task Force (STF) personnel were killed and five injured in a gunfight with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
EC disqualifies MP minister for three years for paid news 'menace'
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Election Commission has disqualified Madhya Pradesh Water and Irrigation Minister Narottam Mishra for not disclosing the expenditure he had incurred on the paid news that was carried in local media during the 2008 assembly elections. Mishra said that he would move the High Court against the order.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Haryana to purchase land of farmers for development
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) The Haryana government has decided to implement a special scheme under which it will purchase small landholdings of farmers, consolidate these and use the consolidated land for development works, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CBI notice to Tripura minister on chit fund case
Agartala, June 24 (IANS) Tripura Social Welfare Minister Bijita Nath on Saturday said she has got a CBI notice for questioning in connection with a case of the Rose Valley chit fund scam.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Car mows down two, injures two on Delhi footpath
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Two unidentified men were killed and at least two others injured on Saturday after a car ran over them as they were resting on a footpath in north Delhi, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, Portugal to cooperate on startups, oceanography
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Expressing surprise that no Indian Prime Minister has ever made a bilateral visit to Portugal, Narendra Modi said here on Saturday that both countries will cooperate in a number of areas, including startups, marine technology and oceanography.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
CRPF officer killed, two injured in LeT attack in Srinagar
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants attacked a Central Reserve Police Force vehicle on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday evening, killing an officer and injuring two others.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Paes-Shamsdin clinch Ilkey Challenger title
Ilkley (UK), June 24 (IANS) Veteran tennis star Leander Paes and his Canadian partner Adil Shamsdin clinched the men's doubles title at the Aegon IIkley Challenger Trophy here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
CBI arrests ex-ED official in bribery case
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) The CBI on Saturday arrested a senior officer, earlier working with the ED on deputation, on the charge of demanding Rs 50 lakh in bribe from an accused in the multi-crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam, an official said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
One held for teen's murder; CPI-M blames 'toxic campaign' for crime
Ballabhgarh (Haryana), June 24 (IANS) One person has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenager in a train in Haryana, police said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian shooter creates record at junior world meet
Suhl (Germany), June 24 (IANS) Fifteen-year-old Anish won gold in the men's 25m Standard Pistol as India clinched two medals on the opening day of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship (Rifle/Pistol) here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
Zarco secures pole position in Dutch TT qualifying race
Assen (Netherlands), June 24 (IANS) French Monster Yamaha rider Johann Zarco secured pole position for the first time in his career with a stunning performance in the second round of qualifying for the Dutch TT (Tourist Trophy) here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Motorsports
Opposition slams BJP for ministers skipping President's Iftar
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Opposition parties on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi government after none of its representatives turned up for an Iftar party hosted by outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EC rejects AAP plea, office of profit case to continue (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a setback to the AAP, the Election Commission has rejected the pleas of 21 party legislators -- whose appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries was set aside by the court -- to drop the "office of profit" case against them.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Demands by Arab states not realistic: Qatar
Doha, June 24 (IANS) Qatar's Foreign Minister on Saturday rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab countries for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Diplomacy
CRPF trooper killed, 4 security men injured in J&K militant attack
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force jawan was killed and four other security men were injured on Saturday after militants attacked a CRPF vehicle here in Jammu and Kashmir.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Maharashtra announces Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Saturday announced a loan waiver package of Rs 34,000 crore that will provide relief to 89 lakh farmers in the state.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Islamophobia being spread in India, says Owaisi
Hyderabad, June 24 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said Islamophobia was being spread in the country, resulting in incident of lynching of Muslims.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
BJP MP George Baker allegedly attacked by Trinamool
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) BJP MP George Baker and some party workers were on Saturday injured after alleged Trinamool Congress workers attacked them in West Bengal's East Burdwan district.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ford steps down as Sri Lanka cricket coach
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has stepped down from his position, the country's cricket board confirmed here on Thursday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Federer beats Khachanov, reaches Halle Open final
Halle (Germany), June 24 (IANS) Swiss tennis player and first seed Roger Federer on Saturday defeated Russian Karen Khachanov, advancing to the final round of the Halle grass court tournament here.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
Mamta regime not solving Darjeeling issue for political benefit: BJP
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Saturday claimed that the ruling Trinamool Congress is not willing to resolve the Darjeeling unrest to gain political benefit in the region by trying to create a divide between Nepali and Bengali communities.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
27 towers fail fire safety checks in Britain, hundreds evacuated
London, June 24 (IANS) Twenty seven high-rise residential towers in 15 council areas in England have failed fire cladding safety tests, the government said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress MLA apologises to disabled man trolled on social media
Kochi, June 24 (IANS) Congress legislator Roji M. John on Saturday went to the home of a hearing and speech impaired man here to "apologise on behalf of everyone" who had shared his picture on social media, captioning it the "first drunkard on Kochi Metro".
2017-06-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
One held for teen's murder in Haryana; in three-day custody
Ballabhgarh (Haryana), June 24 (IANS) One person has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenager in a train in Haryana, police said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CAIT to hold 100 GST Clinics pan-India to educate traders
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a bid to help the traders towards a smooth transition to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday announced to hold 100 GST Clinics across the country starting July 1.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Will welcome Nitish Kumar into NDA: BJP
Patna, June 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally Lok Janshakti Party on Saturday said they will welcome Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar into the National Democratic Alliance.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
120 missing in China landslide
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) A landslide in southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday damaged dozens of houses, with at least 120 people reported missing, officials said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Modi treated to Gujarati meal by Portuguese PM
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) In what can be seen as a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was treated to a Gujarati meal by his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa, who traces his origin to Goa, as they sat down for a delegation-level working lunch on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Diplomacy
Golfer Uthaipas takes lead at Taifong Open
Changhwa (Taiwan), June 24 (IANS) Pannakorn Uthaipas of Thailand continued his red-hot form by carding a second straight five-under-par 67 to stay ahead of the chasing pack following the penultimate round of the US$160,000 Taifong Open here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Changhwa,Sports,Golf
Mercedes driver Bottas fastest in Azerbaijan GP practice
Baku, June 24 (IANS) Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was the fastest to finish the third free practice for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Sports,Motorsports
Congress to reach out to people in Kerala on Indira Gandhi's birth centenary
Thiruvananthapuram, June 24 (IANS) The Congress party has decided to observe former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's birth centenary celebrations in a big way with its top leadership reaching out to the people of the state, said Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president M.M. Hassan.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
States' fiscal deficit Rs 4,93,360 cr in FY16; Rajasthan, UP lead
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The fiscal deficit of all states was a whopping Rs 4,93,360 crore in 2015-16, with Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh accounting for Rs 1,31,670 crore, or 26 per cent of the total deficit, RBI data showed on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi, Trump to discuss defence partnership, counterterrorism
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump in what would be their first face-to-face meeting would focus on ongoing cooperation, including counter-terrorism and defence partnership in the Indo-Pacific region, besides trade and law enforcement, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Spicer wishes Indians 'Happy Independence Day' - in June
Washington, June 24 (IANS) White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in another gaffe has wished Indians a happy Independence Day -- two months in advance.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Congress asks 20 AAP MLAs to resign, face fresh elections
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday demanded the resignation of 20 AAP MLAs, a day after the Election Commission rejected their plea to drop the office of profit case against them, and dared them to face the electorate again.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Future of natural gas limited, say global institutes
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The future of natural gas is limited and it has to be phased out along with the other fossil fuel coal, says an international report. India and the Middle East are also seeing renewables rising much faster.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Infosys Board has no rift with founders, says Chairman
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) Terming media reports on a "rift" between the Infosys Board and its Founders on governance and compensation to executives inaccurate, software major's Executive Chairman R. Seshasayee on Saturday claimed that the relationship between the two was cordial, direct and respectful.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Will soon start work on Jewar airport: UP Minister
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) The decks have been cleared for an international airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh after the centre's nod and the Uttar Pradesh government will soon start work on the project under the PPP mode, Cabinet Minister Sidharth Nath Singh said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India thrash Pakistan in HWL classification tie
London, June 24 (IANS) India put up a quality display to thrash arch-rivals Pakistan 6-1 in a fifth-eighth classification match of the Hockey World League Semi-Final here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Hockey
Need population control law for communal harmony: Giriraj Singh
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh has called for a population control law without which "communal harmony would be disrupted" while blaming "appeasement politics" for the declining Hindu population.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Javed Akhtar, Paresh Rawal react to lynching cases
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Veteran film celebrities Javed Akhtar and Paresh Rawal have condemned the lynching of a police officer in Srinagar and another incident in Haryana, asking people to think "where are we going".
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
West Bengal Governor wishes people on occasion of Rath Yatra
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Conveying his greetings to the people of West Bengal on the occasion of Rath Yatra, Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday said this is an occasion for joy and festivity which transcends the barriers of caste, creed, faith and community.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
NCR to get new international airport at Jewar (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The National Capital Region (NCR) will get a new international airport in the next five years at Jewar, located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district, adjoining the national capital city of New Delhi.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global cues, profit booking subdue equity markets (Market Review)
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Weak global cues, along with profit booking and caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation subdued the Indian equity markets during the week ended Friday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
One CRPF jawan killed, another injured in J&K militant attack
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) At least one CRPF trooper was killed and another injured when militants attacked a patrol party here in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, India,Politics,Defence/Security
Stage set for annual Rath Yatra festival in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) The stage is set for the annual Rath Yatra festival scheduled to be held in Odisha's pilgrim town Puri on Sunday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Shuttler Srikanth enters Australian Open final
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated fourth seed Shi Yuqi of China to reach the final of the Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Kerala actress kidnap case takes another mystery turn
Kochi, June 24 (IANS) The case of the abduction of a popular actress is turning murkier with popular Malayalam film personality, Nadir Shah, on Saturday alleging he received a call from a close aide of Pulsar Suni, the prime accused, linking superstar Dileep to the case.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Imperfections make us more human: Jacqueline
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) For a personal photo shoot, actress Jacqueline Fernandez made a request to avoid usage of image correction applications or any touch up as she wanted to keep it natural. She says she believes in the power of imperfections.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Big B hid burnt hand while filming 'Inquilaab', 'Sharaabi'
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he used to hide his left hand while filming for "Sharaabi" and "Inquilaab" in 1984 because it had got burnt during the Diwali season that time.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi meets Portuguese PM
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa soon after arriving here on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and the Netherlands.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Lack of dialogue between India, China has led to gaps: Indian envoy
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Lack of dialogue between India and China has led to gaps that have been filled with "innuendos" while the talks "have not kept pace with the fast-paced developments of the last half-century", Indian Envoy Vijay Gokhale said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, China,Diplomacy
Nowadays people fall in love with profile pictures: Raftaar
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Popular rapper Raftaar says the perception of love has changed a lot with time and has become superficial.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SSB seizes wildlife products worth Rs 2.47 cr, arrests one
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Saturday said it arrested a smuggler from West Bengal's Alipurduar district and seized a consignment of wildlife products worth Rs 2.47 crore from his possession.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infosys embarks on transformation journey to secure future: Seshasayee
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd has embarked on a three-pronged transformation journey for a sustainable and secure future, said its Board Chairman R. Seshasayee on Saturday at the company's 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) here.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Women's World Cup: Indian eves post 281 against England
Derby, June 24 (IANS) A brilliant batting display helped India post 281/3 against England in the opening match of the ICC Women's cricket World Cup here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bhandarkar's short film 'Mumbai Mist' applauded in China
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's short film "Mumbai Mist" received a positive response at the BRICS Film Festival in Chengdu, China.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
EC disqualifies MP minister for three years, terms paid news 'menace'
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Election Commission has disqualified Madhya Pradesh Water and Irrigation Minister Narottam Mishra for not disclosing the expenditure he had incurred on the paid news that was carried in local media during State assembly elections in 2008.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Messi could have played for Real Madrid: Former agent
Madrid, June 24 (IANS) FC Barcelona icon Lionel Messi's former agent has said that the Argentine superstar was slated to join bitter rivals Real Madrid when he was just 13 years old.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Taapsee Pannu holidaying in Norway
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who is filming for David Dhawan directorial "Judwaa 2", has taken a short break to Norway.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
EC rejects AAP plea, office of profit case to continue
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a setback to the AAP, the Election Commission has rejected the pleas of 21 party legislators -- whose appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries was set aside by the court -- to drop "office of profit" case against them.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Core group reviews final security for Amarnath Yatra
Jammu, June 24 (IANS) The core security group on Saturday reviewed the final security arrangements for this year's Amarnath Yatra beginning on June 29.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Foreign devotees to offer traditional dishes to Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) At least 400 devotees from different countries, including Russia and China, would offer traditional vegetarian dishes from their countries to Lord Jagannath during the 46th edition of the Rath Yatra festival organised by the ISCKON here.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Car mows down two, injures two on Delhi footpath
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Two unidentified men were killed and two injured on Saturday after a car ran over them as they were resting on a footpath in north Delhi, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India thrash Pakistan in HWL classification match
London, June 24 (IANS) India put up a quality display to thrash arch-rivals Pakistan 6-1 in a fifth-eighth classification match of the Hockey World League Semi-Final here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Hockey
BJD to launch week-long protest over paltry hike of MSP on paddy
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Saturday said it will launch, from July 10, a week-long state-wide protest over the central government's "paltry" hike in minimum support price (MSP) of paddy.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
20 AAP MLAs have no right to continue as lawmakers: BJP
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday welcomed the Election Commission order rejecting 21 AAP legislators' plea to drop the office-of-profit case against them and said they have no moral right to continue as lawmakers.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Angry Birds Movie' sequel turning out to be 'awesome'
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A sequel to "The Angry Birds Movie" is in the making, and it is turning out to be "awesome". The birds will be going on a new adventure, and it is going to be a great movie, says its production designer Pete Oswald.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Only online applications for Haryana TCP department: Official
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) The Haryana Town and Country Planning (TCP) department has asked all clients, developers and applicants to apply only through online mode for any work concerning the department, a senior officer said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
River Plate coach backs doping accused footballers
Buenos Aires, June 24 (IANS) Argentina's River Plate football club coach Marcelo Gallardo said two of his players tested positive for banned substances but insisted that the incriminating results were erroneous.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
J&K Police forms SIT to probe lynching, shunts out SP
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday formed a special investigation team (SIT) to expedite the probe into the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit, even as a senior police officer has been shunted out.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CID seizes 270 rare species of turtle
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of West Bengal Police on Saturday arrested three persons from North 24 Parganas district and seized 270 rare species turtles from them, an official said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Most expensive' Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch expected in September
New York, June 24 (IANS) In an apparent move to take on its biggest rival Apple, South Korean tech giant Samsung could launch its most expensive Galaxy phone to date -- Note 8 -- device in September, not in August as earlier predicted, the media reported.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
5 STF troopers injured in gunfight with Maoists in Sukma
Raipur, June 24 (IANS) At least five Special Task Force (STF) troopers were injured in a gunfight with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Dominant India face inexperienced West Indies (Preview)
Port of Spain, June 24 (IANS) India, who dominated with the bat in the rain-affected first One Day International (ODI) match, will look to carry forward their momentum when they take on the West Indies in the second match at the Queen's Park Oval here on Sunday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
NFNS backs Gorkhaland demand, calls for creation of Vidarbha, Bundelkhand
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Extending its support to the ongoing agitation for a separate state of Gorkhaland, the National Federation for New States (NFNS) on Saturday demanded the creation of Vidarbha and Bundelkhand besides other new states.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi arrives in Portugal
Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and the Netherlands.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Portugal,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Over 1,000 do yoga in Chinese city
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Over 1,000 people on Saturday participated in a yoga event in China's Jiangsu province.
2017-06-24
Category: International, China,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society
Sleep well to avoid eating junk food due to job stress
New York, June 24 (IANS) Stress at your job can lead to overeating and intake of junk food at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern. New research suggests that a good night's sleep can serve as a protecting factor between job stress and unhealthy eating in the evening.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
AAP, SAD playing fixed match: Punjab Congress chief
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) The ruling Congress in Punjab on Saturday alleged that the opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) were playing a "fixed match" in the state assembly.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Younger classmates may be worse off than older peers
London, June 24 (IANS) Starting school young may affect the well-being of some children, especially those with learning difficulties or who were born prematurely, suggests new research.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education,Health/Medicine
Kajol-Dhanush's 'VIP 2' is 'VIP 2 (Lalkar)' in Hindi
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) The makers of the Kajol-Dhanush starrer "VIP 2" have decided to use another title for the Hindi version of their movie titled "VIP 2 (Lalkar)".
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Infosys co-founders keep away from 'stormy' AGM
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) For the first time in many years, Infosys' co-founders, including N.R. Narayana Murthy kept away from its Annual General Meeting as the 36th AGM for 2016-17 was held here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Future Group's Central looks at 40% growth in 2017-18
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The Future Group's lifestyle and fashion retail outlet Central is looking at a 40 per cent business growth this year to take its revenue to Rs 3,500 crore, a top company official said here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Artillery duel at LoC after Pakistan breaches ceasefire
Jammu, June 24 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops had a nearly three hour long artillery duel on the LoC on Saturday after Pakistan army resorted to heavy shelling and firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence officials said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
NCR's second international airport to come up at Jewar
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The central government has given its "in-principle approval" for the construction of a greenfield airport at Jewar, located in Gautam Budh Nagar district, adjoining the national capital city of New Delhi.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung speeds up VR business in US
Seoul, June 24 (IANS) In a bid to boost its virtual reality (VR) business in the US, Samsung Electronics Co has recruited experts and joined up with new partners, a media report has said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Researchers create insulators for long lasting electronics
San Francisco, June 24 (IANS) At a time when the quest is for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, researchers from the University of California-Riverside have built topological insulators (TI) for quicker and longer-lasting electronics.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
New camera design to make smartphones slimmer
New York, June 24 (IANS) To make smartphones more slimmer, a group of engineers has developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA).
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Kartik Aaryan received best compliment from Paresh Rawal
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan, who has shared screen space with Paresh Rawal in "Guest Iin London", was complimented by the veteran actor and BJP MP for his comic timing. The young actor says it was the best compliment he has ever got.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Charlie Sheen sued again for exposing former girlfriend to HIV
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) One of actor Charlie Sheen's former girlfriends has reportedly filed a lawsuit accusing him of exposing her to HIV, and then dissuading her from taking antiretroviral drugs. This is the second time he has been accused of the same.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Eight civilians killed in Syria bombing
Damascus, June 24 (IANS) At least eight civilians were killed in bombing by US-led international coalition forces against the Islamic State terror group in Syria's al-Raqqa province, a UK-based war monitor reported on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security
Parliament's monsoon session to begin July 17
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The monsoon session of Parliament will commence from July 17, the day the President's election is scheduled in which over 776 MPs are eligible to vote.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Relationships less emotional, more practical now: Kushal Punjabi
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Actor Kushal Punjabi, who has turned director with the short film "The Gift" -- which talks about relationships in modern times -- says in the present days, relationships have taken a backseat compared to people's career and other aspects of life.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Sports Minister Goel flags off second 'Slum Yuva Daud'
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Saturday flagged off the second Slum Yuva Daud with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Arun Singh here.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chaos as hundreds forced to evacuate from London tower blocks
London, June 24 (IANS) Residential areas in north London witnessed chaos and confusion on Saturday as hundreds of residents from four apartment blocks were forced to evacuate amid fears over the buildings' high fire risk.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coach Loew happy with Germany's young football generation
Berlin, June 24 (IANS) Germany's football head coach Joachim Loew was happy when the second string team played a 1-1 draw with South American champions Chile, one of the favourites for the 2017 Confed Cup.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Trump Times: Comey 'porn', Trump tape tease! (Washington Diary)
Washington, June 24 (IANS) When Narendra Modi comes calling on Donald Trump Monday, one can say "with a high degree of confidence" in spook lingo that the POTUS would face at least one question about Russia.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Playing in Wimbledon a dream come true: Jeevan (IANS Interview)
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Close on the heels of making the cut for the men's doubles main draw in Wimbledon this year, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan said it's a "dream come true" moment for him and he is all set to make a mark in his maiden stint in a Grand Slam tournament.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Death toll in Pakistan bombings rises to 63
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) The death toll in Friday's blasts targeting civilians and security personnel in Quetta and Parachinar areas of Pakistan has risen to 63, with nine people injured in the twin Parachinar blasts succumbing to their injuries overnight, local media reported.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Protests keep Darjeeling on the boil for 10th day
Darjeeling, June 24 (IANS) Protesters demanding a separate Gorkhaland state continued to march through the streets here even as the indefinite shutdown called by the GJM in the Darjeeling hills entered its tenth day on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian-origin doctor held for 'illegal' circumcision of baby
London, June 24 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor has been arrested by the police in East Midlands region of England for the circumcision of a three-month-old baby boy without his mother's approval.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Abbey Clancy pregnant with third child
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Model Abbey Clancy is pregnant with her third child with Peter Crouch.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Underlying theme will connect two parts of 'Thiruttu Payale': Director
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Director Susi Ganesan says the underlying theme of privacy in today's digital world will be the connecting factor between both the parts of his film "Thiruttu Payale".
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Salman's 'Tubelight' gets dim opening
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khans "Tubelight" seems to have started on a dim note, with a business of over Rs 20 crore on the day of its release.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Former Real Madrid defender Arbeloa retires
Madrid, June 24 (IANS) Former Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa reportedly announced his retirement from professional football here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Working with Sridevi more than a dream come true: Nawazuddin
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui, considered among the most accomplished contemporary actors, is himself an unabashed Sridevi fan.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Duvvada Jagannadham' mints Rs 33 crore on first day
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Allu Arjun's Telugu action drama "Duvvada Jagannadham" aka "DJ" grossed Rs 33 crore on its opening day worldwide, its makers said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
NCR's second international airport to come up at Jewar
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The central government has given its "in-principle approval" for the construction of a green field airport at Jewar, located in Gautam Budh Nagar district, adjoining the national capital city of New Delhi.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tripura tribal party holds protests backing Gorkhaland
Agartala, June 24 (IANS) A Tripura tribal party organised rallies in 29 places across the state on Saturday to support the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state in West Bengal's Darjeeling.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
'Sultan' wins award at Shanghai International Film Fest
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Salman Khan starrer "Sultan" has won the Best Action Movie award at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
New smartphone coating to make reading in sunlight easier
New York, June 24 (IANS) Running to the shade to look at your phone and read a message may soon become a thing of the past as researchers have developed a new anti-reflection film that can improve sunlight visibility of screens on mobile phones and tablets.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Technology
'Duvvada Jagannadham': Silly, predictable but fun (IANS Review)
Film: "Duvvada Jagannadham"; Language: Telugu; Director: Harish Shankar; Cast: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, Rao Ramesh, Subbaraj, Tanikella Bharani, Posani Krishna Murali and Vennela Kishore; Rating: ***
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Sri Lankan doctors call off nationwide strike
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan doctors on Saturday called off an island-wide strike following three days of successful talks with President Maithripala Sirisena.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sikh woman becomes first turbaned Supreme Court judge in Canada
Canberra, June 24 (IANS) Indian-origin Sikh human rights advocate Palbinder Kaur Shergill has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora
Saudi Arabia to help Yemen tackle cholera outbreak
Riyadh, June 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has planned to shell out millions of dollars to stem a serious outbreak of cholera in Yemen, the media reported.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Jats call off stir in Bharatpur
Jaipur, June 24 (IANS) The Jat community in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, on Saturday called off their stir demanding reservation on the second day after holding talks with a government delegation, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Colombian rebels hand over Dutch journalists
Bogota, June 24 (IANS) Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels handed over two Dutch journalists, kidnapped a week ago in the Catatumbo forest region, to a humanitarian commission, an official statement said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Colombia,Media,Terrorism
Ghanaian Inkoom risks one-year FIFA ban
Accra, June 24 (IANS) The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Friday ordered Ghanaian international Samuel Inkoom to pay the outstanding amount of money to his former agent or to face a ban on any football-related activity.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Ghana,Sports,Football
Techies ask Karnataka IT minister to prevent layoffs
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) Members of the Information Technology Employees' Union (ITEU) on Saturday sought the intervention of Karnataka's IT Minister Priyank Kharge to prevent illegal layoffs by software firms in the state.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Jaipur traffic police apologises to Bumrah
Jaipur, June 24 (IANS) The Jaipur traffic police have apologised to Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah for making a mockery of his no-ball in the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Congress demands probe into Kerala priest's death in Scotland
Alappuzha (Kerala) June 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Saturday wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asking for a probe into the death of a Kerala priest in Scotland.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Researchers develop system to detect sarcasm on social media
New York, June 24 (IANS) To help people with autism, who often have difficulty interpreting sarcasm, irony and humour, researchers have developed a system for interpreting sarcastic statements posted on social media.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Make baking your kids' pastime
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Children get attracted to everything new, and their urge to learn new things is higher. Try engaging them in baking as the activity increases their sense of gratification and perseverance, say experts.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Modi leaves on three-nation visit, to meet Trump
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left on a three-nation tour that will take him to the US for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump. He will also visit Portugal and the Netherlands.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
People accepting plus size frame with open arms: International model
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) She quit modelling at the peak of her career because she felt she was doing no good to her body by starving to maintain a certain body frame. Liza Golden-Bhojwani, an American model now settled in Mumbai, says it's important to think before putting one's health at risk. Besides, she feels people are accepting plus size bodies with open arms now unlike in the past.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Saudi Arabia foils attack on Islam's holiest site
Riyadh, June 24 (IANS) Saudi security forces thwarted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Makkah, home to the holiest site in Islam, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Robert Pattinson doesn't feel as stressed post 'Twilight' saga
London, June 24 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson, who gained global fame through the "Twilight" franchise, is thankful that he no longer has to live a stressful life.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Having smartphone within reach reduces brain power: Study
New York, June 24 (IANS) Having a smartphone within sight or within easy reach - even if it is switched off - can reduce your ability to focus and perform tasks because part of the brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone, shows an interesting research.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Drake is having child with model
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Rapper-singer Drake is reportedly having his first child with a model named Sophie Brussaux.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Johnny Depp apologises for 'assassination' remark on Trump
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp has apologised for remarks he made about US President Donald Trump at the Glastonbury Festival.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dani Alves hints at Man City transfer
Rio de Janeiro, June 24 (IANS) Brazil international full-back Dani Alves has admitted he could leave Juventus during the summer transfer window and hinted his destination could be Manchester City.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Buddhist leader bestowed with Honorary Fellowship by Oxford
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Acclaimed Buddhist leader and head of the Drukpa Lineage, the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, has been bestowed with an Honorary Fellowship by the Wolfson College of Oxford for preservation of culture in the Himalayas, his office said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
Student leader gunned down in Manipur
Imphal, June 24 (IANS) Suspected militants gunned down a student leader here in Manipur and the police, fearing a students agitation, have launched a massive manhunt to nab the killers, an official said on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dating at 49 is tough: Jamie Foxx
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Actor Jamie Foxx says dating at the age of 49 is not so easy amid rumours that he is dating actress Katie Holmes.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sunil Grover made Salman Khan feel 'incompetent'
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who had done a promotional show for his film "Tubelight" with Sunil Grover, says he is the only comedian who is not doing comedy, but just immerses himself in a character and makes people laugh.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jacqueline's juice brand first 'clean label' to expand to Middle East
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, an investor in Indian cold pressed juice brand RAW Pressery -- has taken the first steps towards going global by stepping into the Dubai market.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
First phase of Jewar airport gets government nod
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday said approval for the first phase of Jewar airport in western Uttar Pradesh has been granted.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Justin Bieber is flexible like a chameleon: Songwriter
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Grammy winning singer Justin Bieber is a chameleon, says songwriter Poo Bear whose real name is Jason Boyd.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tornado damages 10 US Air Force planes
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B "doomsday" aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, the media reported.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Working with Alia a big deal for me: Vicky Kaushal
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) "Masaan" actor Vicky Kaushal says getting an opportunity to work with versatile performer Alia Bhatt in "Raazi" is a "big deal" for him.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Products should have emotional connect too: Designer
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Designer Neil Foley feels storytelling has become an important aspect of product designing, and says the product should not only be functional to the consumer but establish a deeper emotional connect too.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EC disqualifies MP Minister for paid news
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Election Commission has disqualified Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Minister Narottam Mishra and barred him from contesting elections for three years for allegedly being involved in paid news during the 2008 assembly elections, an official said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Office of profit case: EC rejects AAP's plea
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a setback to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission (EC) has rejected pleas of 21 party legislators, who were appointed Parliamentary Secretaries, to drop the "office of profit" case against them.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Jr NTR not part of Savitri biopic
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Actor Junior NTR has not been roped in to play a pivotal role in upcoming multilingual biopic "Mahanati", a film on the life of late legendary southern actress Savitri.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
In divided SP, can Akhilesh ensure support for Opposition's presidential pick? (News Analysis)
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) With the battle lines for presidency now clearly drawn between the ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and the opposition parties' Meira Kumar, it remains to be seen which way the Samajwadi Party will swing.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shutler Srikanth enters Australian Open final
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated fourth seed Shi Yuqi of China to reach the final of the Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
US military chiefs want more time to implement transgender policy
Washington, June 24 (IANS) US military chiefs are asking for more time to implement a policy that will allow transgenders to enlist in the service branches, the Pentagon announced.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Catch 'em young: The new 'mantra' to revitalise public libraries
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Once a favourite spot for learners and scholars, most of the 70,000 plus public libraries in India have now turned into haunted houses with few visitors to grace their premises.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Facebook to release app for video creators
New York, June 24 (IANS) With an aim to empower its creator community, Facebook has announced that it is planning to launch a new app just for them later this year.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
SIT to probe J&K cop lynching case, 3 more arrested
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) A special investigation team (SIT) was formed on Saturday to expedite the probe into the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit, even as three more persons were arrested, a Jammu and Kashmir Police spokesman said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'American Gods' very relevant in Trump era, says English actor
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In times of a "heated political climate" in the US, a show like "American Gods" which touches upon issues like immigration, sexism, racism and homophobia -- all of which have come into spotlight under Donald Trump's presidency -- is relevant, says its lead star Ricky Whittle.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Dalit for President: Tokenism wins (Comment: Special to IANS)
It's a no-brainer, for the result is known before the contest. The support which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been able to muster for its presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the electoral college will give him an easy ride to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Opinion/Commentary
Of Yoga sutras, mystery and superstitions (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Embark on an inspiring journey based on the ancient philosophy of Yoga Sutras, flick through the story of a newly married couple stuck in a mystery, read about the steady advent of modernity in a village where tradition and subversion coexist and learn a new way to stress-test business strategies by flushing out unseen threats and missed opportunities.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
NASA CHESS mission to probe interstellar cloud
Washington, June 24 (IANS) The third flight for the NASA-funded CHESS mission to probe how the interstellar cloud is structured is scheduled to take place on June 27.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
141 missing in China landslide
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) At least 141 people were reported missing on Saturday after a massive landslide hit China's Sichuan province, rescue officials said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Teachers' crisis becoming political hot potato in Tripura
Agartala, June 24 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government is facing an unprecedented shortage of teachers to run its 5,000 schools from the next academic year beginning in January.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Education
Shuttler Srikanth in Australian Open final
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated fourth seed Shi Yuqi of China to reach the Australia Open Superseries final here on Friday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
A global tour of expressive words English needs (Book Review)
Title: The Greeks Had a Word For It - Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without; Author: Andrew Taylor; Publisher: Corgi Books/Penguin Random House; Pages: 202; Price: Rs 399
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Konica Minolta seeks to boost its digital printing business in India
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) As the Indian companies leverage the potential of digital printing, Japanese printing technology major Konica Minolta is set to help businesses switch to digital industrial printing for superior output, a top company executive has emphasised.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was arrested by police here on Saturday.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump signs Veterans Administration reform into law
Washington, June 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed into law a reform of the Veterans Administration (VA) that will make it easier to dismiss any employees who put former combatants' lives in danger.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.8 degrees Celsius, normal for the season's average, the Met Office said.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
16 killed in Bangladesh road accident
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh's Rangpur district, police said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US state declares emergency over wildfires
Washington, June 24 (IANS) The US state of Arizona has declared a state of emergency due to escalating wildfires.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
California adds four more 'discriminatory' states to travel ban
San Francisco, June 24 (IANS) California has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against the LGBTQ community, the media reported.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights
4 killed in rebel attack in Syria
Damascus, June 24 (IANS) At least four persons were killed and dozen others injured in a rebel-fired rocket attack on a crowded street in Syria's Aleppo, a media report said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 100 buried in China landslide
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) More than 100 people were feared buried after a landslide in China on Saturday, official sources said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Kate Winslet stopped from filming with a mountain lion
Los Angels, June 24 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet was good with shooting a scene with a mountain lion for her new movie "The Mountain Between Us", but the producers and her husband Ned Rocknroll did not let her go close to the animal.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
British tennis player Evans tests positive for cocaine
London, June 24 (IANS) British tennis player Dan Evans has said that he failed a drug test in April, testing positive for cocaine.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Modi leaves for three-nation tour
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Portugal, the first-leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and Netherlands.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
SpaceX launches Bulgarian satellite on reused first stage
Washington, June 24 (IANS) A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Bulgarian communications satellite, a mission that marked the second time the company reused the rockets first stage.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Saudi Arabia foils terror attack on Mecca Grand Mosque
Dubai, June 24 (IANS) Security forces in Saudi Arabia thwarted a terror attack on the Mecca Grand Mosque and worshippers there, the country's Interior Ministry has said.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Terrorism
US dollar falls amid economic data
New York, June 24 (IANS) The US dollar decreased against most other major currencies as investors meditated on a batch of mixed economic reports.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Mark Wahlberg is an excellent actor: Anthony Hopkins
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins says his "Transformers: The Last Knight" co-star Mark Wahlberg is a terrific actor.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan
United Nations, June 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks in Pakistan and called for bringing the perpetrators to justice.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Google to stop scanning Gmail for ads personalization
San Francisco, June 24 (IANS) Google has announced that it will stop scanning the inboxes of Gmails free users for ad personalization at some point later this year.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trump signs Veterans Administration reform bill
Washington, June 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed into law a reform of the Veterans Administration (VA) that will make it easier to dismiss employees who put former combatants' lives in danger and will also protect whistleblowers who report bad practices.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Badshah's 'Mercy' gets an international twist
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) European DJ and producer Lady Bee has remixed Indian rap star Badshahs new single "Mercy".
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
US stocks close mixed on economic data
New York, June 24 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed as investors were digesting the latest economic data from the country.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
There are two different Harry Potters, reveals Rowling
London, June 24 (IANS) Author JK Rowling has revealed there were two different Harry Potters in the "Harry Potter" franchise.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China is no protectionist: US experts
Washington, June 24 (IANS) The experts at a leading US think tank said China's trade protection is not significantly above that in large high-income economies like the United States.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Beard trends for summer
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Men are making choices that let them express their individuality. From carved beard to full beard with a man bun -- its time to experiment, say experts.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
DU colleges release cut-off; highest 99.66% for Electronics
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Delhi University (DU) colleges announced their cut-offs on Friday with most of them concentrating around the 97 per cent tab for commerce courses, set earlier in the day by the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC).
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Colombian rebels free kidnapped Dutch journalists
Bogota, June 24 (IANS) Colombia's ELN guerrilla group has announced the release of two Dutch journalists who were kidnapped last week.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Colombia,Media,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India vs West Indies: First ODI abandoned
Port of Spain, June 24 (IANS) The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies here on Friday was called off due to incessant rain.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Is your gemstone jewellery genuine?
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) You can be duped easily when you're buying gemstones. Be aware of check points before making the purchase, say experts.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
West Indies to chase revised target of 194 vs India
Port of Spain, June 24 (IANS) West Indies will have to chase a target of 194 runs in 26 overs as per Duckworth-Lewis method in the first One Day International cricket match after rain played a spoilsport in the Indian innings here on Friday.
2017-06-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Federer defeats Mayer, reaches Halle Open semi-final
Halle (Germany), June 24 (IANS) Top seed Swiss tennis player Roger Federer knocked out the current champion of Halle Open, German Florian Mayer, and advanced to the semi-final of the tournament.
2017-06-24
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Tennis
Pleased to get ratings like one, one and half but not in minus: Salman
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Salman Khan's "Tubelight" is released this Friday did not go well with the critics but he is pleased as they did not give minus rating to film.
2017-06-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Infosys pays $1 million for 'visa abuse' in US
Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd paid $1 million (Rs 65 lakh) to settle a litigation on the alleged abuse of visa rules, said New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Woman partly chops off boyfriend's penis
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A woman partly chopped off her boyfriend's penis after he allegedly refused to have sex with her, police said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Romanian woman knifes Italian partner to death
Modena (Italy), June 23 (IANS/AKI) A 50-year-old Romanian woman killed her Italian partner at their apartment in the northern city of Modena early on Friday, stabbing him at least 10 times before calling police.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Must be meek to hear God's voice, says Pope
Vatican City, June 23 (IANS/AKI) It is the "small" people, not the powerful ones who God calls and who are able to hear his voice, Pope Francis said on Friday, urging Catholics to "make yourself little".
2017-06-23
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion
'Tubelight': Ram Gopal Varma could never make it
Film: "Tubelight"; Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan,Matin Rey Tangu, Zhu Zhu, Om Puri; Director: Kabir Khan; Rating: *** (3 and a half stars).
2017-06-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy on red heat alert in 10 cities
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Health Ministry put ten cities at its highest or red heat risk level for the weekend, when temperatures are forecast to hit 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of the country.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Ready to face polls in Ramadan: Owaisi
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday claimed that the BJP-led Central government is planning to conduct 2019 elections during Ramadan and said his party was ready to face the poll battle in the fasting month.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Attracted to Melania Trump, says Berlusconi
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy's flamboyant former Premier Silvio Berlusconi admitted on Friday he finds US President Donald Trump's Slovenian-born wife Melania attractive.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Will clear word 'intercourse' if get 1 lakh votes in favour: Nihalani
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Friday said he would clear the use of the word "intercourse" in the promo and body of Imtiaz Ali's Shah Rukh starrer "Jab Harry met Sejal" if he gets one lakh votes from the common people in its support.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ganguly refuses to comment on Kumble's 'untenable' remark
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is part of the the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) responsible for selecting India's coach, on Friday, did not want to get into Anil Kumble's "untenable" remark as his reason for stepping down as India coach, saying it's not something he would like to get into.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Noida company's property, assets attached for money laundering
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached various movable and immovable assets and properties worth Rs 55 crore of Noida-based Ablaze Info Solutions under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra issue being discussed with China: India
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India on Friday said that there were "some difficulties" in the movement of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims via Nathu La in Sikkim but discussions were on with China.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Diplomacy
Arab states' demand to shut Al Jazeera evokes condemnation
Riyadh, June 23 (IANS) The demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera media network, among other conditions, to end the ongoing diplomatic impasse in the Gulf region has drawn condemnation.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Media,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
3rd BRICS environment ministers meeting held in China
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Environment ministers and senior officials of BRICS countries on Friday gathered in north China's Tianjin for discussions, pledging more efforts on sustainable development and pollution prevention.
2017-06-23
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Capability, experience must supersede all considerations for President: Meira
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Opposition's Presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Friday stressed that the post is "not symbolic" and that "capability and experience must always supersede" every other consideration for it.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man held for cheating 2,000 by selling fake tour packages
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A 40-year-old director of a hotel has been arrested from Indore for cheating around 2,000 people from all over India to the tune of over Rs 20 crore on the pretext of providing luxurious holiday and tour packages in five-star hotels, police said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 policemen killed in Karachi
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least four policemen were killed by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Friday night, local media reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Tata Steel sells stake in Tata Motors to Tata Sons
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Tata Steel on Friday said it has sold almost all of its stake in Tata Motors to Tata Sons for more than Rs 3,780 crore.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Will build forward-looking vision with Trump administration: Modi
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he will hold in-depth discussions with President Donald Trump during his visit to the United States and hoped to build a forward-looking vision for partnership with the new administration.
2017-06-23
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Shabbir Ahluwalia to be a part of 'Kundali Bhagya'
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actor Shabbir Ahluwalia, who is currently being applauded for his role of Abhi in popular TV show "Kumkum Bhagya", says he will also be seen in its upcoming spin-off, "Kundali Bhagya".
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
MP CM urges centre to increase onion procurement
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday urged Central government to extend the deadline of ongoing onion procurement to July 15 owing to bumper production in the state.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
GoAir to shift to new passenger service system
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier GoAir on Friday said it will be migrating to a new passenger service system from June 25.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BCCI extends time limit for India coach candidates
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended the time limit for submission of applications for the position of head coach of the Indian team.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Unpredictable Trump means no agenda for Modi meeting: Expert
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) There is no formal agenda for the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump when they meet in Washington on Sunday in keeping with the latter's functioning style that has also resulted in the American administration giving confusing and contradictory signals on Pakistan, an Indian analyst here said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Bengal's 'Kanyashree' initiative given UN recognition
The Hague (Netherlands), June 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government's Kanyashree Prakalpa on Friday was awarded the first prize in United Nations Public Service Award for Asia Pacific here.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Kovind to launch campaign from Uttar Pradesh on June 25
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will launch his campaign for the July 17 presidential election from Uttar Pradesh on June 25, informed sources said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'No proof of wrongdoing by Infosys in Panaya deal'
Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS) An international law firm and a risk consultancy found no evidence of wrongdoing by Infosys in acquiring the US-based Panaya firm for $200 million in February 2015, the global software major said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
CPI-M condemns attack on Muslim men in train
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday condemned the attack on a Muslim family in a local train in Haryana on Thursday that led to the death of a 15-year-old student and serious stab injuries to two others.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC seeks report from north civic body's on rag-picker's death
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Observing there is more garbage than land in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Friday sought a report from North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on the death of a rag-picker.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar's loans to be considered under S4A scheme
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar on Friday said the Joint Lenders' Forum (JLF) has decided to consider its loan account under the 'Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets' (S4A Scheme).
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Naveen opposes disinvestment in Nalco
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) Protesting the Central government's move for disinvestment of equity holding in Nalco, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put further disinvestment in the public sector undertaking on hold.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Security, law and order breakdown in Kashmir, says Congress
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Slamming the PDP-BJP -led government in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress on Friday said "there was complete breakdown as far as law and order and internal security is concerned" and there was no "policy" to handle the situation.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kumar Vishwas skips Delhi government's Iftar
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party leader (AAP) Kumar Vishwas did not attend an Iftar party organised by the Delhi government on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Police seize 280 mn euros, hold 23 in Rome anti-mafia operation
Rome, June 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian police on Friday impounded assets worth some 280 million euros and arrested 23 people in a major anti-mafia operation in the provinces of Rome, Naples, Milan and Pescara.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED registers money-laundering case against LeT chief, Hurriyat, others
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a case of money laundering against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, Dukhartan-e-Millat, Hizbul Mujhaideen and members of Hurriyat Conference in connection with the alleged terror funding from across the border to stoke unrest in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Proud of Indian scientists working on world's largest telescope: Minister
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday praised Indian scientists for their contribution toward the world's biggest telescope -- Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), which is under development.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
Robotic O-Arm allows for minimal invasive neuro surgery: Doctors
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Calling the Robotic O-Arm technology a boon for neurosurgeons, doctors on Friday said the innovative surgical imaging system can allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive spine surgeries with greater precision, accuracy and most importantly safety.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-judge Karnan under 'treatment and observation' in Kolkata hospital
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan who was admitted to city's SSKM Medical College and Hospital after complaining of chest pain on Thursday, remains in there for "treatment and observation" on Friday, a hospital official said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
NCPCR platform to report online child abuse enhanced
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) With child abuse finding new forms and channels through mobile and digital technologies, victims of such cyber crimes can now lodge their complaints at National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)'s enhanced online platform 'POCSO e-box'.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thane farmers protests: Congress demands judicial probe
Thane (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) Maharashtra's opposition Congress on Friday demanded a judicial probe into Thursday's police action against farmers protesting land takeover for a proposed domestic airport near Kalyan.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
China set to again block India's entry into NSG
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Two weeks after the Indian and Chinese top leadership agreed to address sensitive issues dogging their bilateral ties, Beijing on Friday appeared poised to once again oppose India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), saying there was "no change" in its position on Indian's bid.
2017-06-23
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India launches Liveability Index for 116 cities
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday launched the "City Liveability Index" - a first of its kind initiative introduced by the Urban Development Ministry - to measure the quality of life in 116 major cities including capital cities and those with population over one million.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One dead, 3 injured in mob attack in train in Haryana
Ballabhgarh (Haryana), June 23 (IANS) A teenager was killed and three of his friends injured in an attack by a group of persons in a train in Haryana, the Government Railway Police said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
25 killed in northwest Pakistan blasts
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) At least 25 persons were killed and over 100 others injured as twin blasts ripped through a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Funeral of two Maharashtra soldiers on Saturday
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The funeral of two Indian Army soldiers from Maharashtra, who were killed by a Pakistani BAT team on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, will be held at their respective native villages on Saturday, a defence spokesperson said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
Haryana now has a 'Trump' Village
Gurugram, June 23 (IANS) Though it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been pushing for building toilets under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, it is US President Donald Trump who is getting publicity. At least in Haryana.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
JD-U free to take decisions, 'Bihar ki beti' fielded to lose: Nitish Kumar
Patna, June 23 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar on Friday said his party is free to take its decisions, and admonished the opposition alliance for fielding "Bihar ki beti" (Bihar's daughter) Meira Kumar to lose.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
No plans yet to re-enter ceasefire with NSCN-K: Official
Nongkrem (Meghalaya), June 23 (IANS) The Indian government has no plans to re-enter into a ceasefire agreement with the Myanmar-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), an official said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
HC quashes Yogi's order sacking Shia Waqf Board members
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) In a major setback to the Uttar Pradesh government, Allahabad High Court on Friday quashed an order removing six members of the Shia Waqf Board.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Kolkata hospital asked to pay Rs 3 lakh for negligence
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) A city private hospital was on Friday asked to cough up Rs 30 lakh as compensation by the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) for alleged negligence in treatment of an infant leading to her death.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Team that built world's lightest satellite 'KalamSat' felicitated
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) A young team that built the world's lightest and first 3D printed satellite "KalamSat", launched by the US space agency NASA on Thursday, was felicitated by a social group here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
Many aid groups unable to manage war zone risks: Report
New York, June 23 (IANS/WAM) Humanitarian aid workers want to help people in some of the biggest war zones, but extreme risks and threats are paralysing their operations, said a United Nations-backed report.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Shuttler Srikanth in Australia Open semis; Sindhu, Saina crash out (Roundup)
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals while the star duo of P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles quarter-finals at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Badminton
Yogi thanks Centre for Smart City slots for three UP cities
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for the inclusion of three more cities from the state under the Smart City Mission.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
CBI quizzes Narada sting accused officer, middleman together
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday interrogated Narada sting case accused Indian Police Service officer S.M.H. Mirza and alleged middleman Syed Tazdar Ali Mirza together at the agency's city office CGO complex, an official said.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not intimidated by 'poor tactic' like criminal defamation case: Mistry
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Office of Cyrus Mistry on Friday said it will not be intimidated by a 'poor tactic' like criminal defamation to scotch litigation against Tata Sons.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
RKG Snooker Champs qualify for snooker meet playoffs
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Sourav Kothari-led RKG Snooker Champs became the first team to confirm their entry in the playoffs of the Bengal Premier League here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
May's offer on EU citizens below expectations: Tusk
Brussels, June 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) on Friday slammed British Prime Minister Theresa May's offer to EU nationals after Brexit, warning it would make their situation "worse".
2017-06-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Manipur to soon ban shotguns to check poaching
Imphal June 23 (IANS) The Manipur Cabinet will soon ban all licensed single and double barrelled shotguns to check poaching, state Forest Minister T. Shyamkumar said on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Environment/Wildlife,Business/Economy
Kovind files nomination for Presidential election, BJP confident of comfortable victory (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination here for the July 17 Presidential election and pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan teenager moves court to annul her child marriage
Jodhpur, June 23 (IANS) A court here on Friday issued notice on the plea of a 17-year-old girl
2017-06-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Indian eves aim to break CWC final jinx (Special to IANS)
The Indian women's team will take on three-time world champions England on the opening day of the 11th edition of the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby on Saturday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mob strips, lynches police officer in Srinagar, evokes widespread condemnation (Roundup)
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) A mob stripped and lynched a senior police officer in the grand mosque of Srinagar, triggering widespread outrage. Hundreds attended the funeral of 57-year-old Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit even as two persons were arrested.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AERB's nod for Kudankulam's units 3&4
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on Friday said it has given its nod to the country's nuclear plant operator, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for the first pour of concrete for the third and fourth units at Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy
IRDAI bars Sahara India Life from selling life policies
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) India's insurance sector regulator, IRDAI on Friday barred private insurer Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd from accepting new life insurance policies.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Will re-evaluate answer sheets, CBSE tells HC
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it will re-evaluate the answer sheets of students who have asked for it.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education
Muller in semis of Queen's club tennis meet
London, June 23 (IANS) Gilles Muller of Luxembourg defeated American Sam Querrey 6-4 7-6 in the quarterfinals of the Queen's club tennis championships here on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Kopardi gangrape-murder case: Defence now seeks Fadnavis as witness
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 23 (IANS) In another twist in the ongoing trial in the Kopardi gangrape-murder case of a minor girl, one of the accused on Friday moved an application seeking summons for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as a defence witness.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian passports to be bilingual: Sushma
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
More than 6 lakh qualify CBSE NEET 2017
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) As many as 6,11,539 students have qualified the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental courses, it was announced on Friday.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
SRCC announces cut-off
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Delhi University's Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) on Friday announced its cut-offs for B.Com. (Honours) and B.A. (Honours) Economics at 97.75 per cent for the current academic session.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Delhi hospitals allowed to increase bed capacities
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) In a bid to tackle dengue and chikungunya cases in the city, the Delhi government on Friday announced that all hospitals here have been permitted to increase their bed capacity by 10 to 20 per cent.
2017-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine