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Zero-to-hero is my favourite genre: Filmmaker Omung Kumar
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) "Mary Kom" director Omung Kumar, who is re-exploring Manipur for "Yubi Lakpi" -- a traditional game styled on rugby -- says he is most interested in narratives about common people whose life goes through unusual incidents, thereby taking their story from nowhere to the pinnacle of success.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hundreds of schoolchildren, residents practice yoga in Shimla
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleagues along with hundreds of schoolchildren and residents practiced yoga at the historic Ridge ground here amidst cloudy skies on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Moon heads to Russia to meet Putin
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in left on Thursday for a three-day visit to Russia, during which he will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss recent thaw in ties with North Korea and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
2018-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Apple partners 'Sesame Workshop' for original video content
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) In an attempt to dive deeper into streaming original video content, Apple announced it has given a multi-series order to non-profit organisation named "Sesame Workshop" to create content, especially for children.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mary J. Blige divorced
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actress Mary J. Blige's divorce from Martin Isaacs has been finalised.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Incredibles 2': Incredibly warm, endearing experience (Review)
Film: "Incredibles 2"; Director: Brad Bird; Voiceovers by Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter; Rating: ***1/2
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bank with Amit Shah as a director collected highest amount of banned notes among DCCBs: RTI reply
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A district cooperative bank, which has Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as a director, netted the highest deposits among such banks of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that were abruptly demonetised on November 8, 2016, according to RTI replies received by a Mumbai activist.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
iPad neck pain more common among women than men
New York, June 21 (IANS) Women are two times more likely than men to experience pain in their neck during iPad use due mainly to bad postures, warns a new study.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
BJP-ally IPFT for separate state for Tripura tribals
Agartala, June 21 (IANS) The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), the junior ally of ruling BJP, will hold demonstrations across the state in August to spearhead its demand for a separate state, a party leader said on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tamil Nadu celebrates Yoga Day
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) The "International Day of Yoga" was celebrated in Tamil Nadu on Thursday with leaders, common people and students performing 'asanas' at several places including metro rail stations here.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Probiotics not effective in reducing anxiety: Study
New York, June 21 (IANS) If you are expecting eating yogurt, which is rich in probiotics, to reduce your anxiety, you might be wrong. While consuming probiotics may be good for your digestive system, it may not be effective in decreasing your anxiety levels, say researchers.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Nepal celebrates Yoga Day with enthusiasm
Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) Nepali people celebrated the 4th International Day of Yoga with enthusiasm on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Nepal,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Health/Medicine
Mattis to visit Seoul to discuss Korean Peninsula situation
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) US Defence Secretary James Mattis will travel to Seoul next week to meet his South Korean counterpart and analyze the current military situation on the Korean Peninsula amid the ongoing rapprochement with North Korea.
2018-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Central team to identify source of Nipah virus
Kozhikode (Kerala), June 21 (IANS) A central team is expected to arrive here to identify the source of the deadly Nipah virus that struck this Kerala district last month and claimed 13 lives.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kolkata gets country's first transgender OT technician
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Breaking new ground, Kolkata's Jiya Das has become the first transgender Operation Theatre technician in an Indian hospital, but theatre artists and actors from the community still face discrimination in the culture-loving city, say activists.
2018-06-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Swiggy raises $210 million from Naspers, DST Global
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Indian online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Thursday said it raised $210 million in a Series G funding from South Africa's Cape Town-based internet company Naspers and Hong Kong-based internet investment firm DST Global.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Lifestyle/Fashion
Stories of refugees heartbreaking: Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who visited the Rohingya refugee camps earlier this year, says stories shared by refugee children were heartbreaking. As Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, she hopes to protect their rights.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Human Interest/Society
Tinder's parent firm buys 51% stake in rival app Hinge
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Match Group -- Tinder's parent company -- has acquired 51 per cent stake in long-term dating app Hinge, also dubbed the anti-Tinder app, the media reported.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Jamie Bell may join Elton John biopic
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actor Jamie Bell is in negotiations to play Bernie Taupin, the famed songwriter who collaborated on 30 albums with the legendary Elton John, in the biopic "Rocketman".
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kobe Bryant barred entry into Oscar academy
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant, who won an Oscar for his and director Glen Keanes animated short film "Dear Basketball", has been denied entry into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mary J. Blige joins horror thriller 'Body Cam'
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actress Mary J. Blige has been roped in for horror thriller film "Body Cam".
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I hate Donald Trump: Billie Joe Armstrong
Cannes, June 21 (IANS) Rock band Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has compared US president Donald Trump to "acid gone bad".
2018-06-21
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
NASA releases national strategy to defend Earth from asteroid attack
Washington, June 21 (IANS) In a key step to defend Earth from potentially devastating risks of near-Earth objects (NEOs) -- asteroids and comets -- whose orbits come within 30 million miles of Earth, NASA has released a federal planning document.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Lateral entry will serve corporate, not public interests: CPI-M
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Recruitment of officers from the private sector, corporates and multinational companies will pose a serious threat to the nature of public service in the bureaucracy, the CPI-M has warned.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moving into my abode a step closer to my perfect home: Sidharth
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who is shifting to a new centrally located abode in Bandra here, says it is a step close to his "perfect home" as it will reflect his preference and personality.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA's Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm
Washington, June 21 (IANS) With NASA engineers yet to make contact with the Opportunity Mars rover due to a massive storm on the Red Planet, scientists are pinning their hopes on learning more about Martian dust storms from images captured by the Curiosity probe.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Jane Fonda to be honoured at Michael Moore's Festival
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actress Jane Fonda will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Michael Moores Traverse City Film Festival, which runs from July 31 to August 5.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delhi celebrates Yoga Day at Rajpath
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered here on Rajpath and surrounding parks to perform 'asanas' on the "International Day of Yoga" on Thursday morning.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Denied by banks, transgender seeks online help for home loan
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Akkai Padmashali might have become the first transgender in Karnataka to register her marriage but there seems to be no end to her struggles. The activist, who is the face of transgender rights in the state, is currently battling to get a home loan after being rejected by many banks and has now gone online to raise money.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Neymar back in Brazil training after foot injury fears
Sochi (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Star footballer Neymar was back in training for Brazil after tweaking his ankle the day before, allaying fears he could miss their second World Cup Group E clash with Costa Rica on Friday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Female actors still stereotyped in their portrayal: Actor Nandita Das (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Is getting sexual freedom the only way for women to be free, asks acclaimed actress and filmmaker Nandita Das as she wonders why most women-centric films only touch upon the issue of female sexuality.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
New Zealand PM gives birth to baby girl
Wellington, June 21 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a child while in office.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Health/Medicine
Equity indices shed early gains to trade in red; auto stocks fall
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) After opening on a positive note, the key Indian equity indices ceded their gains to trade in the negative territory in the afternoon session on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Each day it becomes harder to win World Cup matches: Busquets
Kazan (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Spanish national football team midfielder Sergio Busquets expressed his satisfaction following his team's victory over Iran (1-0) and said each day it becomes harder to win.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Bappi Lahiri releases new international track on World Music Day
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Even after many years in the music business, Bappi Lahiri continues to surprise himself and his fans. On the occasion of World Music Day on Thursday, he has released a new song, which will make its debut in global charts.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Volvo opens 1st US plant amid tariff threats
New York, June 21 (IANS) Auto manufacturer Volvo Cars has opened its first North American plant in Charleston in the US even as its CEO expressed concerns over President Donald Trump's tariff threats.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Not all matches are going to be won easily: Spain captain
Kazan (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Spain's national football team captain Sergio Ramos said that he is satisfied with his squad's 1-0 triumph over Iran in the 2018 World Cup Russia, adding that they knew the match was going to be a complicated one.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Kim, Xi discuss strengthening strategic cooperation
Seoul, June 21 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed ways to further strengthen strategic and tactical cooperation in their latest talks, state media reported on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Iran coach says his team deserved a draw against Spain
Kazan (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Iran national football coach Carlos Queiroz praised his team's performance in their loss to Spain and blamed the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for denying the Asian side a draw.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Saudi king hopes for renewal of ceasefire between Kabul, Taliban
Riyadh, June 21 (IANS) Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud expressed his hope that the ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban will be renewed, Saudi Press Agency reported.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Divya Seth Shah to essay Manmohan Singh's wife in film
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actress Divya Seth Shah is on board to essay the role of Gursharan Kaur, wife of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in the film "The Accidental Prime Minister".
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Yoga frenzy grips Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Thousands of people, young and old, on Thursday celebrated the fourth International Yoga Day in Karnataka by participating in yoga sessions held in cities and towns across the state.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
'Incredibles 2': A charming and enticing superheroes film (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "Incredibles 2"; Director: Brad Bird; Voice Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huckleberry Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Bird, Sophie Bush, Brad Bird, Phil Lamarr and Isabella Rossellini; Rating: ***
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Uttarakhand expects more tourism after Yoga Day: Trivendra Rawat (IANS Interview)
Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) As Uttarakhand hosts the fourth International Yoga Day on Thursday, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat feels that the event may help attract more tourists to the state, creating more job and business opportunities.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Twitter blocked sharing of link to Trump advisor's phone number
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Twitter has been accused of engaging in censorship after it suspended the accounts of some users who tweeted a link to a story that claims to have a phone number of the person who is believed to be the architect of the Donald Trump administration's controversial immigration policy.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Australia approves largest tax plan ever
Canberra, June 21 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday recorded a landmark victory as the Senate approved the largest tax reform ever that will ensure citizens pay less tax in future.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Business/Economy
Sexual harassment at work place not being managed well in India: Huma Qureshi (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi says people in India have a tendency to intimidate a woman when she opens up about sexual harassment, making her feel like an offender instead of a victim. She feels there is a need to create a safer and comfortable environment for women.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
'Hereditary': An arthouse horror fantasia (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Hereditary"; Director: Ari Aster; Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd and Mallory Bechtel; Rating: ***1/2
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
IGTV, Instagram's answer to YouTube, is here
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Aiming to take on Google-owned YouTube, popular photo-sharing platform Instagram announced it would allow users to upload videos up to one hour in length, up from the previous one-minute limit, adding that it has hit the milestone of one billion users worldwide.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Crisis of confidence in banking system provides an opportunity to unleash reforms (Comment)
India's banking sector has been hogging the headlines for all the wrong reasons. It started with the mounting problem of non-performing assets (NPAs) across banks; then came a revelation of systemic fraud in the second-largest state-owned bank; and most recently, topping it all off are damning allegations of irregularities against the head of one of the largest private-sector banks.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
'Pakistan's political trajectory would be different had Jinnah lived'
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Pakistan of today may be "overwhelmed by unsavoury perceptions of it", but according to the country's leading cultural critic, Nadeem F. Paracha, its founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah had envisaged "a diverse country" where a Muslim majority engaged with other faiths in various spheres to construct a "dynamic" society and state.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Can yoga make the cut for Olympics? (Comment)
On a day when yoga is having to jostle for mind space with a hugely popular sporting event like the FIFA World Cup, many fans of the ancient regimen are seriously dreaming up for a world cup of their own. Are they getting too carried away by the euphoria around of the 4th International Day of Yoga? Or is it a case of trusting yoga's extreme versatility to adapt itself to the demands of the time?
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Sports,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine
Yoga has nothing to do with religion: Vice President
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that yoga adopts a holistic approach towards health and well-being and it has "nothing to do with religion".
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Burger King Russia apologizes for World Cup 'impregnation' ad
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) Fast food company Burger King Russia has been forced to apologise after an advertisement offered Russian women the chance to win $47,000 and free Whoppers for life if they got impregnated by a player of the FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,2018 FIFA World Cup,Sports,Human Interest/Society, US Elections
Cloudy Thursday morning, rains likely
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Thursday, with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.9 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the Met office said.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian public sector needs some fixing for true Cloud adoption
Washington, June 21 (IANS) The vast Indian public sector will embark on a true digital journey only once the government decides to relax old procurement rules, make the stakeholders aware of benefits of Cloud and get rid of the ageing IT infrastructure, a top Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive has stressed.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Business/Economy
Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind arrested in Pune
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind Ramesh Shah has been arrested in a joint operation by the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, an official said on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World Cup reporter sexually assaulted on live TV
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) A female journalist reporting at the World Cup in Russia was sexually assaulted live on air and she later posted a video of the incident on social media, the media reported.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,2018 FIFA World Cup,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident, US Elections
12 killed in MP road accident
Bhopal, June 21 (IANS) Twelve persons, including seven women, were killed early on Thursday when a jeep collided with a tractor in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, police said.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Member from same region to fill US seat in HR Council: UN
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) The seat in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) vacated by the US will be filled by a member from the same regional group.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists affected life across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
1 killed in Tokyo knife attack
Tokyo, June 21 (IANS) A man was killed and two persons were injured early on Thursday following a knife attack at a housing complex in Yokohama City here, Japanese authorities said.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajnath, Naik, Yogi lead Yoga Day celebrations in UP
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday led hundreds of yoga enthusiasts as they practiced 'asanas' on the fourth edition of the International Yoga Day here.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Sports,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Key Indian equity indices open in green
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Australia extends free World Cup airing till June 29
Canberra, June 21 (IANS) The Australian public broadcaster has said it will continue to air free the Russia World Cup soccer matches to the end of the month, a statement said.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football,Media,Business/Economy
Algeria goes offline for school exam
Algiers, June 21 (IANS) Algeria has turned off its internet nationwide during high school exams in a bid to tackle cheating. Blackouts will continue throughout the exam season, till June 25.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Algeria,Education,Human Interest/Society
Mexico demands US reunite Down's syndrome girl with family
Mexico City, June 21 (IANS) Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray has requested the US to immediately reunite a girl with Down's syndrome and her brother with their family.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Mexico,Politics,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nagarjuna set to enter 'Munnabhai...' territory
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) After Ram Gopal Varma's "Officer" that opens next week, actor Nagarjuna is already on to his next project a big light-hearted comedy with which the veteran star says he enters the Munnabhai-territory.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Facebook testing subscriptions for private groups
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Facebook will soon let group administrators charge members for providing exclusive content on its platform.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Himachal Governor, CM practice yoga
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleagues along with hundreds of schoolchildren and residents practiced yoga at the historic Ridge ground here on Thursday.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Sports,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is bananas: Paul Rudd
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actor Paul Rudd has promised his fans that "Ant-Man and the Wasp" will be funny and surprising.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: Modi
Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: Modi
Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying forces globally.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Chinese FDI to US declined 30% in 2017, says survey
New York, June 21 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) from China to the United States declined 30 per cent in 2017 compared to a record high in 2016, a report released on Wednesday said.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Russia warns of action against NATO forces near its border
Moscow, June 21 (IANS) The Russian Defence Ministry on Wednesday accused the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of strengthening combat forces near Russia's border and warned that Moscow will take mirror-like actions against NATO's moves.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
Rachel Bilson tells why an 'O.C.' reboot won't work
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actress Rachel Bilson is all game to act in a reboot of the hit TV show "O.C.", which was a major hit 15 years ago, but she doesn't think it will work.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Microsoft acquires AI startup to fuel AI capabilities
San Francisco, June 21 (IANS) Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Bonsai, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup based in San Francisco, to boost its AI and machine learning capabilities.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Global tariffs on metals must to pre-empt China move: US
Washington, June 21 (IANS) US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday said global tariffs on steel and aluminium were necessary to prevent China from routing those metals to the United States via other regions.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Indonesia: 200 feared dead in Monday's ferry tragedy
Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) More than 190 people are now believed to be missing after Monday's ferry disaster on Lake Toba, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, police said on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Outdoor air pollution killed 4.2mn people in 2016, says UN
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) A United Nations report published on Wednesday said in 2016, an estimated 4.2 million people died as a result of high levels of ambient air pollution.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Member from same region to fill US seat in Human Rights Council: UN
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) -- The vacant seat in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) left by the United States will be filled by a member from the same regional group, said spokesman of Miroslav Lajcak, President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
May faces down rebel MPs, wins vote for 'smooth' Brexit
London, June 21 (IANS) The government's Brexit bill has passed through Parliament after Theresa May saw off a revolt by Tory MPs.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
North has Kanye's outgoing personality: Kim Kardashian
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West says her daughter North's personality is a lot like her husband and rapper Kanye West.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump gives in to pressure, orders end to family separation policy
Washington, June 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has bowed to public pressure and signed an executive order promising to "keep families together" in migrant detentions.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shruti Haasan to produce 'The Mosquito Philosophy'
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actress-producer Shruti Haasan will produce director Jayprakash Radhakrishnan's next "The Mosquito Philosophy" under her banner Isidro Media.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
FIFA World Cup: Scrappy Spain ride Costa goal to down gritty Iran 1-0
Kazan, June 21 (IANS) Diego Costa scored a scrappy second-half winner to help Spain edge past doughty Iran in a key Group B FIFA World Cup game here on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Patterns, prints for men that can never go wrong
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Men often go with solid colours to stay safe on the fashion barometer, but there are designs and patterns like checks and stripes that they can never go wrong with, suggest experts.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vishwas Kini elated to work with Sonu Nigam
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) "Veere Di Wedding" actor Vishwas Kini says he is thrilled to work with singer Sonu Nigam on his new single "Chaahaton ke saaye mein".
2018-06-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FIFA World Cup: Spain ride Costa goal to down gritty Iran 1-0
Kazan (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Diego Costa scored a second-half winner to help Spain edge past doughty Iran 1-0 in a key Group B FIFA World Cup 2018 game here on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Italy backs Iran nuclear accord
Rome, June 21 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government has voiced support for the landmark nuclear deal reached by seven countries and Iran in 2015, saying it was crucial for international security, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
India urges OPEC to move to responsible oil pricing
Vienna, June 21 (IANS) India on Wednesday urged the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel to move to responsible pricing of oil and gas, saying the current prices are posing a threat to fragile world economic growth.
2018-06-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
EU must change or risk losing Italian funds, says Italian Minister
Rome, June 21 (IANS/AKI) The European Union is facing "an historic moment" and the bloc must respond to a new political climate and "improve" its security and immigration policies or lose Italian funding, Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday.
2018-06-21
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Disappointed, not surprised at CEA quitting: Chidambaram
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday expressed disappointment over Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian's resignation, noting his views were brushed aside on many important issues including GST rates and he was not consulted before demonetisation.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress demands Goyal apologise for 'tarnishing Vemula's memory'
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Congress on Wednesday demanded apology from Union Minister Piyush Goyal for accusing Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) of using Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula's family for political motives.
2018-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Knowledge of Sanskrit must to build super computers: Minister
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Criticising a section of Indians for their over-reliance on English, Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday said knowledge of Sanskrit will be essential to build super computers as it is the only language that can adapt to next general technology.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Technology
You don't have to be finished to tell your story: Priyanka Chopra
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is writing her memoir titled "Unfinished", always wanted to write a book but wanted to wait to do a bit more in life. But now she feels she doesn't have to be "finished" to tell her story.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Italy won't take back asylum-seekers, says PM
Rome, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy will not receive back from other European Union countries migrants who registered there when they first arrived, populist Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday after meeting EU Council President Donald Tusk here.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Top opposition leaders attend Jamaat's Eid Milan
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a show of opposition unity, top leaders from various opposition parties including Ahmed Patel, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Sitaram Yechury attended an Eid Milan hosted by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
On World Music Day, singing legend Lata Mangeshkar's tips to singers
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Singing Legend Lata Mangeshkar doesn't listen to much of today's music. Not that she listens to her own songs either.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Peru coach Gareca vows to overcome mighty France
Yekaterinburg (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Peru coach Ricardo Gareca emphasised on Wednesday that his side will do its best to beat France in the World Cup Group C match in Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russia,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Farmers' associations can help fight poverty: Experts
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Setting up farmer-producer organisations can be the biggest weapon against poverty, said experts at a panel discussion on 'Making markets work for the poor' hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) here.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Air India to soon launch revamped 'Maharaja business class'
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a bid to lure more passengers, national carrier Air India will soon launch a revamped "Maharaja business class" on its international flights.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Government receives bids for Pawan Hans' divestment
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday said that it has recieved bids for the divestment of chopper services company Pawan Hans Ltd (PHL).
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Portugal may need change in strategy, says coach Santos
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Portugal chief coach Fernando Santos admitted his side might need tactical changes after grinding out a 1-0 victory over Morocco in their World Cup Group B fixture here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
IAF to provide air support to Amarnath pilgrims
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started carrying pilgrims between Uttarakahnd's Pithoragarh and Gunji to enable them to complete their journey to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra with ease, an defence statement said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Morocco coach Renard 'proud' of team
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Morocco head coach Herve Renard heaped praise on his footballers after the team's 0-1 defeat to Portugal here on Wednesday, a result that all but guarantees the African side's World Cup elimination from the group stage.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to enter pre-quarters
Rostov-on-Don (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Veteran striker Luis Suarez marked his 100th international with a winning goal as Uruguay defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 in a Group A clash here on Wednesday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
'Anti-immigrant Italian minister welcome at multi-ethnic street party'
Milan, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini will be "a welcome guest" at a 'multi-ethnic' street party in the central Sempione park here this weekend, City Mayor Giuseppe Sala said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bosch to invest Rs1,700 crore more in India
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) German auto component maker Bosch would invest Rs 1,700 crore in India over the next three years, a top company official said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Nashik's Vishwas Mandlik, Mumbai's Yoga Institute win PM awards
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Ayush Ministry on Wednesday said Vishwas Mandlik of Nashik and The Yoga Institute in Mumbai are the recipients of the Prime Minister's Award for outstanding contribution to promotion and development of yoga.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Health/Medicine
AI's 76% stake sale plan crashes, other alternatives to be evaluated (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said that a 76 per cent stake sale process of national carrier Air India has ended, as "no interest" was shown by bidders, but it remains committed to the strategic divestment for which other alternatives will be evaluated.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to enter pre-quarters
Rostov-on-Don (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Uruguay defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 in a Group A clash here on Wednesday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Italian President urges European solidarity on refugees
Rome, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday called on European Union and other countries to show unity and solidarity in their response to the refugee crisis and its causes.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Boeing delivers Jet Airways first '737 MAX' aircraft
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing on Wednesday said that it has delivered the first of "737 MAX" aircraft ordered by Jet Airways.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Udaan scheme getting very good response in J&K: Minister
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) The 'Udaan' programme to provide skills training to the educated unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir, has received a "very good response" from the people there, said Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Hyundai Motor Group-Audi partner to develop fuel cell powered EVs
Seoul/Ingolstadt, June 20 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor Group on Wednesday said that it has entered into a multi-year patent cross-licensing agreement with Audi AG, covering a broad range of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) components and technologies.
2018-06-20
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy
Create congenial atmosphere to hold election in J&K, Congress to centre
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A day after BJP ended its alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and the state came under Governor's rule, Congress on Wednesday accused both parties of "betraying" the people's aspirations in the lust of power and demanded the Central government ensure a "congenial atmosphere" for conduct of fresh elections.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Manika's heroics in vain as Mavericks beat Smashers in UTT
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Gold Coast Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Manika Batras heroics went in vain as RP-SG Mavericks outplayed table toppers Dabang Smasher in CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Tyagaraj Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Tech Mahindra sets up R&D arm 'Makers Lab' in US, Germany
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services provider Tech Mahindra on Wednesday announced a strategic investment in the US and Germany.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi soon: CBI
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Interpol will soon issue a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, who is one of the accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After flak, Haryana proposes no prize cut for players
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) After drawing widespread condemnation for its move to deduct one-third of the earnings of sportspersons employed under it, the Haryana government has proposed that no deduction be made.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports,Business/Economy
Competition Commission gives conditional nod for Bayer-Monsanto deal
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Fair trade watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer AG, subject to conditions designed to remove anti-competitive effects from the deal, the government announced on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
BSF, Punjab Police recovers heroin haul along border
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) In a joint operation, BSF troopers and the Punjab Police's Counter Intelligence on Wednesday recovered nearly 4 kg heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Amritsar district, BSF officials said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kejriwal cheating people of Delhi: BJP
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his planned 10-day trip to Bengaluru to undergo naturopathy treatment, accusing him of cheating the city's people.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Need to recognize physical, mental aspects of disability: Army chief
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Wedneday said there was a need to recognise both physical and mental aspects of disability and provide comprehensive care to the disabled soldiers to help them reintegrate into the society.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Singer Nakash Aziz to release debut single 'Heeriye'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Bollywood playback singer Nakash Aziz is coming up with his first-ever single titled "Heeriye", which he has also composed.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Policeman killed, two injured in J&K attack
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) One policeman was killed and two others were injured in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, police said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Australian fan detained for launching quadcopter on Red Square
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Moscow police on Wednesday detained an Australian football fan for trying to launch a quadcopter on Red Square, according to a source.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Flood situation shows improvement in Assam
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) Flood situation in Assam showed slight improvement on Wednesday even as one more person died in Karimganj district of Barak Valley taking the death toll of first wave of flood to 18. Over five lakh people in five districts of the state are, however, reeling under floods.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Serbia defender Tosic cautions team against over-confidence
Saransk (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Serbia defender Dusko Tosic said on Wednesday that his national team is facing a must-win match against Switzerland, and cautioned against overconfidence after beating Costa Rica 1-0 in their debut in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Marco Reus wants to help Germany in World Cup campaign
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Germany's forward Marco Reus, whose team lost their debut match 0-1 to Mexico in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, on Wednesday said he wished he could play and help the team.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Nadal, Munar complete pre-Wimbledon training on grass courts
Palma de Mallorca (Spain), June 20 (IANS) Spanish tennis players Rafael Nadal and Jaume Munar on Wednesday completed their pre-Wimbledon training on the grass courts of the WTA Mallorca Open women's tournament.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Video of Goa Minister's 'gesture' to fisherwoman goes viral
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) A video of Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai angrily gesticulating at a fisherwoman and getting into a heated argument with her went viral on the nternet on Wednesday, with social media users slamming the Minister for his action.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Bank Of Maharashtra CMD arrested in Rs 2,043 cr fake loans case
Pune, June 20 (IANS) In a major swoop, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) here arrested Ravindra P. Marathe, the Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Maharashtra, and six others in a case of around Rs 2,043 crore fraudulent loans extended to Pune's DSK Group, an official said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana STF arrests two wanted criminals
Gurugram, June 20 (IANS) The Gurugram Special Task Force (STF) on Wednesday arrested a wanted criminal, who carried a bounty of Rs two lakh on his head, along with his accomplice.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 arrested for rash driving near Goa school
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) Two "road romeos" were arrested on Wednesday for creating public nuisance near a school in Goa's coastal village of Calangute, police said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Denmark, Australia face-off in crunch Group C clash (Preview)
Samara (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Denmark and Australia will lock horns in a crunch Group C contest in which the European side will aim to register their second consecutive win and seal a knockout berth, while the other team will eye survival on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Germany sports chief predicts tough clash with Sweden
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Oliver Bierhoff, sporting director for the German football federation, DFB said on Wednesday that his country's upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Sweden looks to be a tough game.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Om shoots double gold at KSS Memorial championship
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Gold Coast Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Om Prakash Mitharwal, representing the Army, edged 2010 CWG gold medallist Omkar Singh by just one point to clinch the gold in the 50 metre Free Pistol category of the 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship, here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
8 held for smuggling drugs in Manipur
Imphal, June 20 (IANS) A special team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) of Manipur Police arrested the Chairman of Autonomous District Council, Chandel district and seven other accomplices and seized 4 kg of high quality heroin and two lakh narcotics tablets from them.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B.V.R. Subrahmanyam new J&K Chief Secretary
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) IAS officer B.V.R. Subrahmanyam was on Wednesday appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, it was announced on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Muller says Germany must win remaining group matches
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Germany forward Thomas Muller, whose national team was on the wrong side of a surprise 0-1 defeat to Mexico in its 2018 FIFA World Cup debut in Russia, said on Wednesday that the team must win its next two matches against Sweden and South Korea.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Ronaldo fires Portugal to 1-0 victory over Morocco
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's all-time leading scorer as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in their FIFA World Cup Group B match here at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Solarisation launched for Delhi gurdwaras with 1.5 MW plant
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a novel initiative by a religious institution, a 1.5 mega watt peak (MWp) rooftop solar plant was inaugurated at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj in the heart of the capital by Union Power Minister R.K. Singh on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
After coalition fiasco, what is roadmap for normalcy in J&K, Congress asks BJP
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of setting Jammu and Kashmir on "a fire of anarchy and radicalization" in its three years coalition rule with PDP, the Congress on Wednesday sought to know from it and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as to what plans they had for bringing normalcy and peace back to the state.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Mercury on rise in Delhi, no respite till next week
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The mercury crossed 40 degree mark in Delhi, with Wednesday's maximum temperature recorded at 41.9 degrees Celsius, three notches above average, said the Met office, with weather analysts predicting rising heat over the few days till a possible respite around June 26 with pre-monsoon showers.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Will work long hours to declare results in time: DUTA
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Back at work after its 40-day long boycott, the Delhi University teachers have mounds of exam sheets to clear but they say they will not allow any delay in the declaration of results and no students will be forced to face the situation of a "zero year".
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Bosch to invest Rs 1,700 cr more in India
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) German auto component maker Bosch would invest Rs 1,700 crore in India over the next three years, a top official said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Trump official booed at Mexican restaurant in US
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled by activists here while she was eating at a Mexican restaurant as the outcry over Trump administration's controversial policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the Mexican border mounts.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab Forest Department to provide weapons to staff
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) A day after a Punjab Forest Department officer was critically injured and five others also received serious injuries in an attack by goons of the illegal sand mafia, state Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said on Wednesday that department officials would be provided weapons.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Rahul should sack Digvijaya from Congress: BJP
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday hit out at Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh for his "sanghi terror" remarks and demanded that party President Rahul Gandhi should sack him.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IKEA showcases product range for children
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) Ahead of the launch of its first India store here, Swedish home furnishings company IKEA on Wednesday held a workshop to give insights into how it builds its product range for children.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Odisha announces amnesty scheme to regularize unauthorized buildings
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday relaunched an amnesty scheme to regularize unauthorized constructions and projects.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy
Desailly slams Neymar's 'individual play'
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Former France captain and 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Marcel Desailly has accused Brazil star Neymar of playing for himself to the detriment of his team.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
OYO hotels announces its foray into China
Gurugram, June 20 (IANS) OYO Hotels on Wednesday announced its foray into China with a strong focus on strengthening its hotel chain there, a company spokesperson said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy
Arvind looking to take B2C segment to Rs 1,500 cr (Lead, correcting para six)
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Textiles major Arvind Ltd is looking to take its B2C (business to consumer) segment which includes fabrics and ready-to-wear garments to Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years from the current Rs 700 crore, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Goa Police summons green activist Claude Alvares
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) Green activist Claude Alvares, whose petition in the Supreme Court led to the shutdown of Goa's mining industry, was on Wednesday summoned by officers of the Panaji Town Police Station in connection with an FIR filed against him.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India, Luxembourg review bilateral ties, discuss enhancing trade
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India and Luxembourg on Wednesday reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties and discussed ways to enhance trade between the two countries during the course of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to that west European nation, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, India,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Assembly in suspended animation helps horse trading: Omar
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said his demand for dissolving the state assembly stems from the fact that the state of suspended animation it presently in helps in horse trading.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
SC seeks TN response on plea by Madurai varsity VC
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from Tamil Nadu government on a plea by P.P. Chellathurai challenging the Madras High Court order quashing his appointment as Vice Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraja University.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Education
Ambedkar hints at alliance with Congress-NCP for 2019 polls
Pune, June 20 (IANS) Hinting at a tie-up with the Congress-NCP, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) chief Prakash Ambedkar on Wednesday said his party will set up an umbrella organization of all deprived sections of society to defeat the BJP in the 2019 general and Maharashtra electionsand urged and "all progressive and like-minded opposition parties" to join it.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kamal Haasan meets Rahul, discusses politics in TN
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Value buying, global cues lift equity indices; banking stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Domestic cues, such as attractive valuations coupled with expectations of better credit flow from the banking sector, lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday after two consecutive sessions of losses.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kejriwal unwell, to go to Bengaluru
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who ended his nine-day long sit-in at Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's office on Tuesday, cancelled all his scheduled meetings on Wednesday as he was not feeling well.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Man wanted for murder arrested in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, June 20 (IANS) A man wanted for murder and carrying a prize money of Rs 25,000 on his head has been arrested in Ghaziabad, police said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ronaldo helps Portugal pip Morocco 1-0
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Christiano Ronaldo's solo goal helped Portugal notch up their first win in the 2018 FIFA World Cup as they pipped Morocco 1-0 in a Group B tie at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
France eye knockout berth with win over Peru (Preview)
Yekaterinburg (Russia), June 20 (IANS) France will be keen to book an early place in the pre-quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup when they meet Peru, who are staring down the barrel of an early exit, in a Group C clash here on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russia,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Shiva, Sarita among 8 Indians to reach Ulaanbaatar Cup quarters
Ulaanbaatar, June 20 (IANS) Star boxers Shiva Thapa (60kg), Vikas Kishan (75kg) and L.Sarita Devi (60kg) were among the prominent names as eight Indians entered the quarter-finals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Mongolia,Sports
Connectivity, trade, energy cooperation to mutually benefit Bangladesh, India: Envoy
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With a UN body elevating Bangladesh from being a least developed country (LDC) to that of a developing country earlier this year, Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali on Wednesday said that cooperation between his country and India in the areas of connectivity, trade and commerce, and energy will mutually benefit both sides.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Counter-tariffs against US on June 22: EU
Brussels, June 20 (IANS) The EU will launch a raft of retaliatory tariffs against the US exports on June 22 in response to American tariffs imposed on EU steel and aluminium earlier this month, a top official said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
L&T Finance to venture into new geographies for micro loan growth
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) L&T Finance, a subsidiary of L&T Finance Holdings, is focusing on venturing into "new geographies" to propel growth in its micro loans book, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Tejpal to get copy of WhatsApp messages with victim
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) A court here hearing the Tehelka rape trial on Wednesday directed the state prosecution to give former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal a sequential record of WhatsApp messages exchanged between him and the woman he is accused of raping.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smoke still emanating from fire-ravaged ship
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Smoke was still emanating from merchant vessel SSL Kolkata, that was devastated by a fire in the Bay of Bengal on June 14, even as the authorities continued with the salvage operation on Wednesday, a defence spokesperson said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Governor's rule not to affect anti-terror operations: Army chief
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The political change in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect anti-terror operations which will continue as before the Ramadan ceasefire, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha CM urges PM to declare hockey national game
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially recognise hockey as the national game of India.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey,Politics
Delhi government readies Happiness Curriculum for students
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A day after IAS officers ended their rift with the Delhi government, work began in full swing on a Happiness Curriculum for students of government-run schools in the national capital.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
This 'smart stent' spots narrowing of arteries
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a type of "smart stent" that monitors even subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery, detecting the narrowing in its earliest stages and making early diagnosis and treatment possible.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Difficult, but decision taken in larger interest: Ram Madhav
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday said the decision of pulling out of ruling coalition with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir was a "difficult thing to digest" for him but it was taken in the "larger interest" of people of the state and India.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Colombia resumes training after surprise loss to Japan
Kazan (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Colombia's national team resumed training on Wednesday, a day after Japan dealt them a surprising 2-1 defeat that doused the South Americans' hopes for a strong start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
S.Ve. Shekher, who shared offensive Facebook post, gets bail
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician S.Ve. Shekher, accused of sharing a derogatory message against female journalists on his Facebook page, got bail here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi had indeed married me, he is Ram for me: Jashodaben
Ahmedabad, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife Jashodaben on Wednesday expressed her shock over Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel's statement in a leading Gujarati daily that Modi was unmarried.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Germans prepare for must-win Sweden clash
Sochi (Russia), June 20 (IANS) Germany's national football team trained at its FIFA World Cup headquarters in this Russian Black Sea resort city on Wednesday in preparation for its forthcoming game against current joint-leaders of Group F Sweden.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
1 trampled to death by elephants in Jharkhand
Ranchi, June 20 (IANS) A rampaging herd of elephants trampled a person to death in Jharkhand's Jamtara district on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ronaldo becomes Europe's all-time leading scorer
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's highest ever scorer in international football when he struck an early goal in Portugal's Group B match against Morocco here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Present-age guides to yog and its health benefits (June 21 is World Yoga Day)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Is yoga just about being twisted into different positions like a pretzel or sitting cross-legged on a mat with closed eyes?
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Assam gears up for Ambubachi mela at Kamakhya temple
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) With devotees from across the country and abroad thronging the historic Kamakhya temple here for the annual Ambubachi mela, the temple authorities are gearing up to play host to lakhs while police has beefed up security.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Religion,Business/Economy
ICC unveils schedule for inaugural World Test Championship
Dubai, June 20 (IANS) Instated with the aim of bringing more context to bilateral Test cricket, the inaugural ICC World Test Championship will be played from July 15, 2019 to April 30, 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Brahmos leads Indian charge at Paris defence show
Paris, June 20 (IANS) There was a stark difference in the Indian presence at Eurosatory, the just-concluded biennial defence show here. While the previous edition, held in June 2016, had seen some of the heavyweights of Indian DPSUs, including the Garden Reach Shipyard and the Ordnance Factories Board, as well as the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the turnout of Indian companies at this years edition could hardly have been more different.
2018-06-20
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Xi, Oli meet, discuss rail connectivity between China and Nepal
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China and Nepal discussed cross-border railway connectivity on Wednesday as President Xi Jinping met Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli here and said that Beijing is ready to cooperate with the Himalayan nation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
No alliance in Andhra: Congress
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said it will not tie up with any party in Andhra Pradesh for the state assembly polls and general elections next year.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi had indeed married me, he is Ram for me: Jashodaben
Ahmedabad, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife Jashodaben on Wednesday expressed her shock over Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel's statement in a leading Gujarati daily that Modi was unmarried.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
CEA Arvind Subramanian quits, to head back to US for research, writing
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, who succeeded the high-profile Raghuram Rajan in the Finance Ministry in 2014, has quit the government with plans to go back to the US for research and writing.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Documentary dedicated to Gully Rap out
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) A documentary titled "Kya Bolta Bantai", dedicated to the art form Gully Rap, has been released online.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JD-U differs with BJP over Yoga Day
Patna, June 20 (IANS) Unlike its ally the BJP, the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is not enthusiastic about the International Yoga Day on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
AI's 76% stake sale plan crashes, other alternatives to be evaluated
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Central government has said that a 76 per cent stake sale process of the national carrier Air India has ended, as "no interest" was shown by bidders, however, it remains committed to the strategic divestment for which other alternatives will be evaluated.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Truecaller brings back 'Who Viewed Your Profile' for Pro users
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Popular communication app Truecaller on Wednesday announced that it has reintroduced "Who Viewed Your Profile" feature for its Pro subscribers.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Tamil Nadu girl Anukreethy Vas wins Miss India World 2018 title
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) All of 19, Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu's Trichy, triumphed over contestants from all over India to clinch the Femina Miss India World 2018 title, succeeding Manushi Chhillar who brought home the coveted Miss World crown back to the country for the first time since 2000.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Steady Tvesa takes first round lead in 7th leg of Hero WPG Tour
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Rising golfer Tvesa Malik got off to a good start with a steady even par 72 in the seventh leg of the Hero women's Professional Tour at the Prestige Golfshire course here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Dhoni wife seeks arms licence
Ranchi, June 20 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni'a wife Sakshi Dhoni has sought an arms licence from the Ranchi district administration.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan CM, Ramdev to celebrate Yoga Day with 2 lakh
Jaipur, June 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and yoga guru Baba Ramdev will practice yoga in Kota along with around 2 lakh people on the International Yoga Day on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Health/Medicine
Swamy seeks to be impleaded in case against ED officer probing Aircel-Maxis
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking to be impleaded in a public interest plea, alleging an Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer, probing the Aircell-Maxis case, possesses disproportionate assets.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2,000 Tripura local bodies' leaders quit, CPI-M blames government
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Wednesday said 2,133 seats in Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samity and Gram Panchayat were vacant, as the CPI-M blamed the resignations on threats by the BJP and IPFT cadres.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Himachal ex-legislator's son held in drug case
Shimla, June 20 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh Congress legislator Bambar Thakur's minor son was taken into custody on Wednesday along with his three friends in a drug case, police said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ericsson to build ICT solution for World Food Programme
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Ericsson India on Wednesday announced its partnership with World Food Programme (WFP) to build efficiencies in the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) in Odisha.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Bank of Baroda ropes in IBM, Accenture for 'increased digitisation'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Aiming to enhance business growth and portfolio diversification using "digitisation", Bank of Baroda on Wednesday announced its partnership with technology majors IBM and Accenture to power its state-of-the-art IT Centre of Excellence (ITCoE) and Analytics Centre of Excellence (ACoE).
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kamal Haasan meets Rahul, discusses politics in TN
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) On a day-long trip to the capital, actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu, where he has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiyam.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan (Lead, correcting para 3)
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Monsoon rains disrupt normal life in coastal Karnataka
Mangaluru, June 20 (IANS) Incessant rains measuring up to 15 cm lashed Karnataka's coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttar Kannada till Wednesday morning as the southwest monsoon remained active over the region.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Myntra unveils its first wearable device at Rs 4,199
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Fashion e-tailer Myntra on Wednesday launched its "Blink Go" first smart wearable device at Rs 4,199.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
No Asian footballer quota in I-League from next season
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) There will be no Asian player quota in the I-League from the upcoming season, it was decided the League Committee meeting of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Doctors make room for yoga asanas in prescriptions
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The ancient Indian practice of yoga, celebrated world over on June 21 as International Day of Yoga, is now capturing the imagination of doctors who are prescribing a fusion of yoga and modern medicines in their treatment of patients.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
How to buy the right yoga mat?
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Just like buying the right pair of running shoes is important to avoid injuries, its equally important to identify the right mat to suit your workout style.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sam Curran, Overton added to England ODI squad
London, June 20 (IANS) England on Wednesday added Sam Curran and Craig Overton to their squad for the final two games of the One Day International (ODI) Series against Australia.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Twitter Media', a new home for publishers, is here
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) In an apparent attempt to get close to publishers, Twitter has launched "Twitter Media" -- a website dedicated to helping small publishers get the most from its platform.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Messi's Argentina look to made amends against Croatia (Preview)
Nizhny Novgorod, June 20 (IANS) Captain Lionel Messi will again be the centre of attraction when Argentina look to recover from their shock draw against Iceland and record a victory against a confident Croatia in a crucial Group D clash here on Thursday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
China-linked hackers breached defence companies: Symantec
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) A new attack campaign originating from computers in China has infiltrated satellite communications, telecoms, geospatial imaging, and defence organisations in the US and Southeast Asia, warns cybersecurity giant Symantec.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Blatter in Moscow for 'private' visit: Kremlin
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in Moscow on a private visit meaning that all the meetings he has during his stay in the Russian capital will be private as well, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednsesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Alia's 'Raazi' mints over Rs 200 cr worldwide
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Alia Bhatt-starrer "Raazi" has minted over Rs 200 crore worldwide, announced filmmaker Karan Johar, who has co-produced the film.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bullying ups depressive symptoms among autistic teenagers: Study
London, June 20 (IANS) Bullying can increase depressive symptoms among autistic teenagers more than genetic differences, a new study suggests.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Argentina wraps up training for momentous Croatia duel
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Argentina's national team on Wednesday completed its final training session in the Russian town of Bronnitsy near Moscow before heading to Nizhny Novgorod, where they will face Croatia in their second 2018 FIFA World Cup match in Group D.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Kit Harington plans makeover after wrapping up GoT
London, June 20 (IANS) Actor Kit Harington says he will cut his hair short after wrapping up "Game of Thrones".
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
New NASA instrument to monitor plant water use from space
Washington, June 20 (IANS) NASA plans to install on the International Space Station (ISS) an instrument that will measure the temperature of plants from space, enabling researchers to determine plant water use and to study how drought conditions affect plant health.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Being raised by single mother has been inspiring: Miss India World 2018 (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The newly crowned Miss India World Anukreethy Vas -- who works for the education of transgenders -- feels a smile keeps everyone going, something she has learnt from her mother, who rose her single-handedly. The 19-year-old feels that being raised by a single mother was challenging, but being strong in every situation kept them going.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Financial experts of Modi government fed up: Congress
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at the Modi government over Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian's decision to quit his post, saying financial experts of the government were completely fed up by its "colossal economic mismanagement".
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Scoring winner in World Cup opener is dream come true: England skipper
Saint Petersburg (Russia), June 20 (IANS) England football captain Harry Kane has said scoring the winner at such a high level was a dream come true, according to an interview shared by the English Football Association on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
A.R. Rahman appointed Sikkim government's brand ambassador
Gangtok, June 20 (IANS) Famed Indian composer and singer-songwriter A.R. Rahman has been appointed the brand ambassador of the Sikkim government, a senior minister said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Sikkim,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Eva Longoria welcomes first child
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria has given birth to her first child, a son she has named Santiago Enrique.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bank Of Maharashtra CMD arrested in Rs 3,000 cr fake loans case
Pune, June 20 (IANS) In a sudden development, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) here arrested Ravindra P. Marathe, the Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Maharashtra, in a case of Rs 3,000 crore fraudulent loans extended to Pune's DSK Group, an official said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese President meets Nepal PM
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping met Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Wednesday and said Beijing is ready to cooperate with the Himalayan nation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Policeman shot dead in Bihar
Patna, June 20 (IANS) A policeman was shot dead on Wednesday in Bihar's Gaya district, police said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Motorcyclist on a multi-nation anti-plastic mission (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With India estimated to generate 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, media professional Abhimanyu Chakrovorthy, 31, is all set for a 10,000 km crowdfunded motorcycle expedition through India and five neighbouring Southeast Asian countries to spread awareness of its pernicious effects and to encourage people to shun its use.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sudden rains bring brief respite to Kolkata
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) A sudden spell of afternoon rains brought relief in boiling Kolkata and parts of south Bengal region on Wednesday but the monsoon will only progress in the next two to three days, a Met official said here.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Global cues lift equity indices; Sensex ends over 200 points higher
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday, with the barometer Sensex of the BSE closing with gains of more than 200 points.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I'll move to India to watch desi version of 'Superstore': Canadian actor
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Canadian comedian and actor Mark McKinney hopes to see an Indian adaptation of his American show "Superstore" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move making way for a story infused with Bollywood's formulaic fare of elaborate song and dance sequences.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Kim Jong-un wraps up visit to Beijing
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left China on Wednesday after a two-day stay in which he held talks with President Xi Jinping.
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
The bigger picture: How a drone photographer is capturing inequality from the air
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Towering skyscrapers and crumbling shanties, swathes of land awash in greenery and cramped urban dwelling spaces, regal-looking bungalows and slums may co-exist on ground but when viewed from the sky, they can reveal structural inequality prevailing all around us.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Being raised by single mother has been inspiring: Miss India World (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The newly crowned Miss India World Anukreethy Vas -- who works for transgenders' education -- feels a smile keeps everyone going, something she has learnt this quality from her mother, who rose her single-handedly. The 19-year-old feels that being raised by a single mother was challenging, but being strong in every situtation kept them going.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Government to review Air India divestment options
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday said that it will review alternative options in place of the recently commenced process of inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) for stake sale which has been called off.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China 'disappointed' as US exits UN human rights body
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China is disappointed over the US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Goa government directed to submit Brics food scam report
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed that the Goa Chief Secretary's report on the alleged Rs 51 lakh Brics food scam during the 2016 international event, should be submitted to the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC).
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Governor's rule not to affect anti-terror operations: Army chief
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The imposition of governors rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect anti-terror operations, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday and noted that there was no political interference.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
DSport to livecast Tour De France 2018
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Discovery Communications' premium sports TV channel -- DSport will broadcast live the upcoming season of 'Tour De France' -- a prestigious annual cycling event.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Government cheated farmers on MSP to gain votes: Congress
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday criticised the Modi government over several farmer-related issues including "defrauding" farmers by giving them a false promise of paying 50 per cent extra for their crop above the minimum mandated by the government.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
61 killed in Afghanistan clashes
Kabul, June 20 (IANS) At least 45 Afghan security forces and 16 militants have been killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in two Afghanistan provinces, authorities said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
3 bodies found, 176 missing in Indonesia boat capsize
Jakarta, June 20 (IANS) Rescuers have recovered three bodies and are searching for 176 people who remain missing after a passenger boat sank in Lake Toba on Indonesia's Sumatra island two days ago, officials said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM to lead Yoga Day celebrations in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead fourth International Yoga Day celebrations here in Uttarakhand on Thursday in the presence of thousands of volunteers performing yoga "asanas".
2018-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Farmers' income increasing, says Modi
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the income of farmers in the country increased, and also doubled in many cases, due to various initiatives taken by the Central government.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Arvind looking to take B2C segment to Rs 1,500 cr
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Textiles major Arvind Ltd is looking to take its B2C (business to consumer) segment which includes fabrics and ready-to-wear garments to Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years from the current Rs 700 crore, an official said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Kerala policeman approaches HC to quash FIR
Kochi, June 20 (IANS) A Kerala policeman who alleged he was beaten by the daughter of a senior police officer on Wednesday filed a petition before the High Court to quash an FIR filed against him.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asian rivals' winning performances stimulate South Korea, says Jung
St. Petersburg, June 20 (IANS) South Korean defensive midfielder Jung Woo-young on Wednesday said that other Asian teams' winning performances at the 2018 FIFA World Cup gives stimulations to his team.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Facebook rolls out brand collaboration manager for creators
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) To give YouTube stiff competition, Facebook has rolled out several monetisation products for its creator community including a "Brand Collabs Manager" that lets brands search and find creators to potentially establish deals and partnerships with.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Panasonic refreshes 'P' series in India
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Expanding its P-series, Panasonic on Wednesday launched its "P90" smartphone for Rs 5,599 in India.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Goa government directed to submit Brics food scam report
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed that the Goa Chief Secretary's report on the alleged Rs 51 lakh Brics food scam during the 2016 international event, should be submitted to the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC).
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Peru holds final training before crucial game vs France
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Peru's national team on Wednesday held a final training session on the eve of their crucial match against France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Omung Kumar merges Indian, Thai elements for IIFA stage
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Omung Kumar, who clocks a decade of designing the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards stage this year, says he has tried to merge Thai elements of the Siam Niramit theatre in Bangkok with an Indian touch and enhance the experience with technology.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Beijing mum on its envoy's proposal of China-India-Pakistan summit
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China on Wednesday was mum on its envoy's proposal that Beijing, New Delhi and Islamabad engage in a trilateral meet, an idea India has already shot down.
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Over 68.5mn displaced worldwide: UN official
Tripoli, June 20 (IANS) The number of displaced people around the world has increased to over 68 million, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP accuses IUML of cheating Rohith Vemula's family
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday accused the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) of using the family of Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula for political motives.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UNISOC unveils two new mobile chipsets for AR/VR applications
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) China-based fabless semiconductor company UNISOC (formerly Spreadtrum Communications) on Wednesday launched its latest chipsets "SC9863" and "SC9832E" for machine learning and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) related applications in India.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Kamal slams TN government on Chennai-Salem expressway arrests
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday slammed the Tamil Nadu government for arresting people protesting against the eight-lane green corridor between Chennai and Salem.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How your toothpaste can contribute to antibiotic resistance
Sydney, June 20 (IANS) A common ingredient found in toothpaste and handwash may contribute to antibiotic resistance in body, warns a new study.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
US expecting N.Korea to return troop remains
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration is expecting North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be of American service members who died during the Korean War, according to officials.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Over 5mn Afghan refugees return home in 16 years: UNHCR
Kabul, June 20 (IANS) More than 5 million Afghan refugees have returned to their militancy-plagued country over the past 16 years, a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) statement said here on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
CEA Arvind Subramanian's term won't be extended on his own request: Jaitley
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Chief Economic Advisor (CEA), Arvind Subramanian's term would not be extended any further as he wants to go back to the US due to family commitments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian Embassy felicitates International Yoga Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo, June 20 (IANS) The Indian Embassy in Hungary has felicitated the celebration of 4th International Day of Yoga in seven cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Bosnia And Herzegovina,Lifestyle/Fashion,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Varun Dhawan salutes security guard on TV show (TV Snippets)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan saluted a security guard on a television show as a mark of respect for the man's bravery, dedication to duty and family.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Kamal meets EC officials on party registration
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), on Wednesday met Election Commission officials and expressed confidence that the process of registration of his political party will be done in around a week's time.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vohra puts J&K Assembly under suspended animation
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Wednesday placed the state Assembly under suspended animation.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Terror groups will be flushed out of J&K: Rajnath
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir any more and that operations will be launched to flush out militants.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Terrorism
Canada becomes second nation to legalize marijuana
Ottawa, June 20 (IANS) Canadian Parliament has passed a "historic" bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide, becoming the second country in the world to do so.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Canada,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Living in mountains may affect bone growth
London, June 20 (IANS) The place you live may have some influence on your bone growth as a new study has shown that people residing at higher altitudes may have relatively shorter lower arm segments.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Indian woman gives birth in Bangladesh railway station
Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) An Indian woman gave birth to a baby inside the toilet of a railway station here, a media report said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Over 1 lakh patients in Kerala to receive palliative care
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) At least 1.50 lakh patients in Kerala who suffer from various ailments will have a better quality of life through palliative care, the government said on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rakul's film with Ajay Devgn is 50 per cent complete
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet, who last featured in Neeraj Pandey's "Aiyaary", says 50 per cent of the shoot of her forthcoming urban romantic comedy film with Ajay Devgn, is complete.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahman's song 'Ruby Ruby' for 'Sanju' out (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Oscar-winning musician A.R. Rahman's track "Ruby Ruby" for Sanjay Dutt's upcoming biopic "Sanju" is out with a zingy twist.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Chitrangada, Aditi share same love in Mumbai
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) There is one thing that is similar about Bollywood actresses Chitrangada Singh and Aditi Rao Hydari -- their love for Bandra in Mumbai.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Michael Jackson Broadway musical in works
New York, June 20 (IANS) A stage musical based on late King of Pop Michael Jackson's life is heading to Broadway.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
How psychological stress affects vision
London, June 20 (IANS) Persistent psychological stress which is widely recognised as a consequence of vision loss is also a major contributor to its development and progression, a new study has warned.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Toll in Lucknow hotels blaze reaches 6
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The death toll in the blaze at two hotels here climbed to six on Wednesday, with one person succumbing to his burn injuries, police said. A magisterial probe into the blaze has begun.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will present full budget in July: Kumaraswamy (Lead, Correcting Intro)
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Settling speculation over the nature of the state budget for fiscal 2018-19, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has said that he will present a full budget in July.
2018-06-20
Category: International, India,Politics,Business/Economy
Kashmiri Pandits reach J&K for annual festival
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Scores of migrant Kashmiri Pandits arrived at Mata Kheer Bhawani Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Wednesday to attend an annual festival, officials said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Human Interest/Society
Firm Asian cues lift equity indices; Sensex gains over 200 points
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Broadly positive Asian cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday afternoon, with the barometer Sensex of the BSE gaining over 200 points so far.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Palaniswami thanks Modi for AIIMS in Madurai
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for deciding to establish an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai district.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
We will save our celebrations, says Japan coach Nishino
Saransk, June 20 (IANS) After a stunning 2-1 triumph against Colombia in the opening match of the World Cup Group H, Japan coach Akira Nishino said the team should play low key and save the celebrations for more victories.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
'Jalebi - The Everlasting Taste Of Love' to release on August 31
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) "Jalebi- The Everlasting Taste Of Love", backed by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatts production house Vishesh Films, is scheduled to release on August 31.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Yahoo Mail launches app for Android 'Go' phones
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Oath Inc on Wednesday announced that Yahoo Mail is bringing a new application optimised for entry-level Android "Go" smartphones and a new version of its mobile website.
2018-06-20
Category: International, India,Technology,Business/Economy
Midfielder Wilshere set to leave Arsenal
London, June 20 (IANS) Midfielder Jack Wilshere said he will leave Arsenal this summer, saying he was left with "no option but to pursue other opportunities".
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Monchengladbach sign youngster Poulsen from FC Midtjylland
Berlin, June 20 (IANS) Borussia Monchengladbach have completed the transfer of defender Andreas Poulsen from Danish side FC Midtjylland, the Bundesliga club said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
If 'Race 3' was bad, wouldn't have worked at box office: Bobby Deol
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Bobby Deol, who has returned on the big screen after a while with "Race 3" -- which has not got encouraging reviews -- has defended the movie saying if it was that bad, it wouldn't have fetched box office results.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb loses $30 mn after being hacked
Seoul, June 20 (IANS) Seoul-based cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb on Wednesday announced it had lost over $30 million after being hacked, the second cyberattack in two weeks to hit a major South Korean bitcoin exchange, the media reported.
2018-06-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Business/Economy
Tunisia's goalkeeper quits World Cup after shoulder injury
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Tunisian national team goalkeeper Mouez Hassen had to retire from the World Cup in Russia because of a shoulder injury he suffered in his team's debut match against England in Volgograd, according to the Tunisian Football Federation.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Rick Ross hit with $2 mn judgment
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Hip-hop star Rick Ross has been asked to cough up $2 million in a trademark infringement case.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump critical threat to Australian interests: Poll
Canberra, June 20 (IANS) At least 42 per cent of Australians consider US President Donald Trump a critical threat to their country's interests, according to a poll published on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Scott Baio wont be charged over sexual assault allegations
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Actor-director Scott Baio will not be charged with sexual assault after his former "Charles in Charge" co-star Nicole Eggert accused him in January of molesting her for years.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Good to have Khloe back in city: Kim Kardashian West
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian is back in the city and no one is happier than her elder sister Kim Kardashian West.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Afghanistan may extend ceasefire with Taliban
Kabul, June 20 (IANS) Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said the government is prepared to extend the ceasefire for one year if the Taliban leadership is ready for a three-day ceasefire extension, the media reported.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US tech giants: Stop border separation of families
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Joining the growing chorus against the Donald Trump administration's policy of enforcing separation of children from parents at the US-Mexico border, CEOs of prominent tech giants in the US have called for a change.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Kyrgios beats Murray, Feliciano advances to quarters
London, June 20 (IANS) Nick Kyrgios eliminated local favourite Andy Murray from the Queen's Club Championships, a Wimbledon tune-up event, while Feliciano Lopez beat David Goffin to advance to the quarter-finals of the event after the withdrawal of Milos Raonic.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Goalkeeper Pervan joins Wolfsburg
Berlin, June 20 (IANS) Austrian goalkeeper Pavao Pervan has joined Wolfsburg from Linzer ASK, both sides announced.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Australian telecom giant slashes 8,000 jobs
Canberra, June 20 (IANS) Australia's biggest telecom operator Telstra is cutting 8,000 jobs in a dramatic bid to bring down costs, the company announced on Wednesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
Railways to build another bridge over Yamuna to ease congestion
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Aiming to speed up train movement over the Yamuna and also decongest the Ghaziabad-New Delhi rail corridor -- one of the busiest in the country -- Indian Railways has proposed an additional rail bridge over the river in the capital.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Brazil's Neymar leaves practice with ankle pain
Sochi, June 20 (IANS) Brazil forward Neymar had to leave a practice session due to discomfort in his right ankle, but is expected to be fit for the upcoming Group E World Cup match against Costa Rica.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Hollywood stars rally against Trump's immigrant policy
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Hollywood celebrities like Natalie Portman, Mindy Kaling and John Legend have spoken out against the controversial illegal immigration policy by US President Donald Trump's administration.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Farmers' income increasing, says Modi
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the income of farmers in the country increased, and also doubled in many cases, due to various initiatives taken by the central government.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
White House Deputy Chief of Staff steps down
Washington, June 20 (IANS) Joe Hagin, the White House Deputy Chief of Staff who orchestrated logistics for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has stepped down and will depart the administration next month.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
A view through an infrastructure investor's prism (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
Perspectives on infrastructure assets vary widely: While investors focus on investment returns, policymakers analyse both financial and socio-economic benefits. It would be worthwhile for policymakers to view things through an investor's investment prism because an understanding of the critical factors that shape investment decisions will help frame better policies to expedite Indian infrastructure creation.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Business/Economy
Aarya Babbar to direct short film 'Shunya'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Aarya Babbar, currently pursuing a filmmaking course at the New York Film Academy, will direct a short film titled "Shunya", based on communal riots. It will feature actor Yashpal Sharma.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sitharaman visits rifleman Aurangzeb's family in J&K
Jammu, June 20 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Motorcyclist on a multi-nation anti-plastic mission
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With India estimated to generate 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, media professional Abhimanyu Chakrovorthy, 31, has set off on a 10,000 km crowdfunded motorcycle expedition through India and five neighbouring Southeast Asian countries to spread awareness of its pernicious effects and to encourage people to shun its use.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan No.1 in water conservation: NITI Ayog
Jaipur, June 20 (IANS) NITI Aayog has ranked Rajasthan at No.1 among the states in water conversation as it registered a significant increase in the level of ground water.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Just 25% adults use Internet in India: Pew survey
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Despite talk of Digital India, only one-in-four in the country reported using the Internet in 2017, which is among the lowest in the world, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Business/Economy
Our mission is to take Indian crafts, skills to the world: Shyamal-Bhumika
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) This is an exciting year for Shyamal and Bhumika Shodhan as they plan to reach out to more brides in India and abroad. They designer couple also aspires to take Indian crafts and skills to the world as they feel India has been the textile hub of the world for time immemorial.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Additional Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh posted to J&K
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) B.V.R. Subramanyam, the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) in Chattisgarh, was posted to Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday following the imposition of Governor's Rule in the state
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
International Yoga Day: India's new global narrative (Comment)
India's soft power and its new global outreach became apparent after the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 responded positively to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suggestion that June 21 every year be commemorated worldwide as International Yoga Day.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
IIFA 2018: Bollywood stars to dazzle in Bangkok; Rekha to perform live after 20 years (Curtain Raiser)
Bangkok, June 20 (IANS) Back to the Thai capital after a decade, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards, commencing here Thursday, will not just feature power-packed performances by celebrities including the evergreen Rekha -- performing live on stage after 20 years -- but will seek to raise awareness about women's empowerment, gender equality and plastic pollution.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
B-Town celebrities wish Irrfan Khan speedy recovery
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Celebrities like Paresh Rawal, Ayushmann Khurrana and Swara Bhasker among many others have wished a speedy recovery to Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan, who is currently in treatment for a "rare disease".
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Benicio Del Toro wants better representation of Puerto Ricans
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) "Sicario" and 'Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Benicio Del Toro has called for more representation of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. government.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Richa heads to London for premiere of 'Love Sonia'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has jetted off to London for the world premiere of her film "Love Sonia" at the London Indian Film Festival.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nepal, China sign 8 deals worth $2.24bn
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Nepal and China on Wednesday signed eight agreements worth $2.4 billion on the second day of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's visit.
2018-06-20
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Momina Mustehsan works with Arjun Kanungo for debut single
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan, who rose to fame after "Afreen Afreen" on Coke Studio, has teamed up with Indian singer-composer-actor Arjun Kanungo for her debut single "Aaya Na Tu".
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work
Washington, June 20 (IANS) While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
US pulls out dealing blow to UN Human Rights Council's credibility
United Nations, June 20 (IANS) Striking a blow against the UN Human Rights Council's credibility, the US is withdrawing from the "hypocritical" organisation, US Permanent Representative Nikki Haley has announced.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
J&K placed under Governor's Rule after President's approval
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir was placed under the Governor's Rule on Wednesday following President Ram Nath Kovind's approval.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Sunny Wednesday morning, hot day ahead
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The National Capital woke up to a sunny Wednesday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 29.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump aggressively defends border family separation
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has aggressively defended his policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexico border, accusing the migrants of "infesting" the country, media reports said.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Markets open on a higher note on Wednesday
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
General Electric dropped from Dow after over 100 years
New York, June 20 (IANS) General Electric (G.E.), the last original member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, was dropped from the blue-chip index for the first time in 110 years and replaced by the Walgreens Boots Alliance drugstore chain.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trumps host Spanish royal couple at White House
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain at the White House.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Parab not involved in ketamine trade: Goa BJP
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) Goa's BJP unit has said that Vasudev Parab, holder of a government-allotted industrial plot in the coastal state where a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) raid unearthed a ketamine manufacturing racket, was not involved in its trade.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kelly Clarkson will love her body 'no matter what'
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Singer Kelly Clarkson, who has lost a lot of weight, believes in having a body-positive attitude.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
3 militants killed, 5 security men injured in J&K gunfight
Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Three Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed and five security men injured in a gunfight in Tral area of Pulwama district, police said.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Italy's Osteria Francescana is world's best restaurant
Bilbao (Spain), June 20 (IANS) Italy's Osteria Francescana was proclaimed Tuesday as the best eatery on the planet during the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards ceremony at Bilbao's Euskalduna palace.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Spain,Lifestyle/Fashion,Business/Economy
Orlando Bloom had a crush on Cate Blanchett
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom says he had a major crush on actress Cate Blanchett while they were filming for "The Lord of the Rings".
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
General Electric to be removed from Dow index
New York, June 20 (IANS) General Electric is going to lose its place on the Dow Jones Industrial Average after more than 100 years in a move that reflects a fall in the firm's fortunes and changes to the US economy.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Anukreethy Vas is Femina Miss India World 2018
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The 55th Femina Miss India World 2018 winner is Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu, while first runner-up is Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana and second Shreya Rao from Andhra Pradesh.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Cinema/Showbiz
UN chief regrets as US exits 'biased' Human Rights Council
United Nations, June 20 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regretted the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), said his spokesman on Tuesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Mere Sai' title track singer tries for 'Indian Idol'
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Pune-based Jaydeep Vaidya, the voice behind the title track of television show "Mere Sai", has auditioned for reality TV show "Indian Idol". He hopes to become a finalist.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Iran to oppose proposal to raise OPEC crude output
Tehran, June 20 (IANS) Iran will not accept Saudi Arabia's proposal to increase crude output of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Iran's representative to the OPEC was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy
Tourism emerges second largest forex earner in Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 20 (IANS) Tourism has emerged as the second highest foreign exchange earner in Sri Lanka, beating the island country's lucrative garment industry which held this position for the past eight years since 2010, official data showed on Tuesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy
Five injured in minor blast at London Tube station
London, June 20 (IANS) At least five people were injured after a reported minor explosion at a Tube station in north London, police said on Tuesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US pulls out of 'biased' UN Human Rights Council
Washington, June 20 (IANS) The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tips to keep in mind while renting house or flat
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prioritise your list of features and amenities, avoid fly-by night brokers and checkout the condition of the apartment and who will pay for the major repairs and maintenance before you rent a house or a flat, suggest experts.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Separating families only way to end illegal migration, says Trump
Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended his policy of splitting up families entering the US illegally, defying a growing chorus of condemnation.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Oil prices decline ahead of OPEC meeting
New York, June 20 (IANS) Oil prices ended lower on Tuesday as investors were awaiting the upcoming the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
FIFA World Cup: Russia beat Egypt to lead group
St. Petersburg, June 20 (IANS) Russia defeated Egypt 3-1 in a Group A clash on Tuesday to virtually assure themselves a place in the next round of the FIFA World Cup here.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Mistakes to avoid while applying make-up
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Make-up can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on how you use it. Find the right blush for your skin tone, don't wear waterproof mascara daily and don't go overboard with your love for matching your everything with your outfit, suggest experts.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US-China trade war fears hit global stock markets hard
New York, June 20 (IANS) Stock markets fell around the world on Tuesday in the wake of US President Donald Trump's latest tariffs threat to China.
2018-06-20
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Will present full budget in July: Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Settling speculation over the nature of the state budget for fiscal 2018-19, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said he would present a full budget in July.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Italian army rebuilds key access road in Mosul
Rome, June 20 (IANS/AKI) Italian soldiers in Iraq have helped rebuild an access road to Mosul's biggest olive grove located close to the war-ravaged northern city's strategic dam, the army announced on Tuesday.
2018-06-20
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Keralites, urban Indian males more at cardiovascular disease risk: Study
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) People living in Kerala and males living in urban areas in India are more at the risk of cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk than those in the rural areas, finds a study of nearly 800,000 people.
2018-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Pizzi looking for improvements as Saudi Arabia face Uruguay
Rostov-on-Don, June 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia chief coach Juan Antonio Pizzi promised his footballers would do everything possible to put the 0-5 defeat his side suffered against Russia in their opening FIFA World Cup game behind them when they face Uruguay on Wednesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Hales, Bairstow tons take England to world record ODI total of 481/6
Nottingham, June 19 (IANS) England registered a world record total of 481 for 6 against Australia in their third One-Day International (ODI) cricket match here on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NGO calls on RS to approve Motor Vehicle Act amendment
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to reduce road accident deaths in India, Consumer Voice, which works for citizens road safety, on Tuesday asked the Rajya Sabha to pass the bill amending the three-decade-old Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Salvage team on board fire-ravaged merchant vessel
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A salvage team went on board merchant vessel SSL Kolkata on Monday for the first time since the fire fighting operation in the ship to make an assessment of the situation created by the June 14 blaze, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Raonic beats Yuki Bhambri, advances to Queen's Club 2nd round
London, June 19 (IANS) World No 31 Milos Raonic of Canada entered the second round of the Queen's Club tennis tournament after defeating world No 84 Yuki Bhambri of India 6-1, 3-1 on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Presented deficit free budget to make Tripura self-reliant: CM
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that the "deficit free budget" presented on Tuesday, his government's first, was intended to make the state "self-reliant".
2018-06-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Senegal pip Poland 2-1 on World Cup return after 16 years
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Senegal celebrated their return match to the FIFA World Cup after a gap of 16 years with a narrow 2-1 win over Poland in a Group H clash here on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
42 artistes selected for Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's national academy for music, dance and drama, on Tuesday announced that a total of 42 artistes have been selected for the prestigious award.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
RBI enhances housing loan limits under priority sector lending
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday enhanced the housing loan limits under priority sector lending (PSL) to Rs 35 lakh in metropolitan centres under the affordable housing scheme.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US to exit UN Human Rights Council: Reports
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US plans to announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, media reports said.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diaspora
Priyaka Chopra writing memoir on her 'private' journey
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is writing a memoir, titled "Unfinished", which will be published simultaneously in India, the US and Britain next year. In the memoir, Priyanka said, she is ready to write about her feelings during the course of what has been a fascinating journey.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Bollywood,Hollywood
J&K unlikely to see normalcy: Owaisi
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) The BJP's decision to pull out of the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government and the expected imposition of Governor's rule won't bring normalcy in the state, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India, Australia to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India and Australia have agreed to further strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation, including cross-border terrorism, through exchange of information and capacity-building efforts, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy
9 TN fishermen rescued by Coast Guard
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Nine Tamil Nadu fishermen, stranded in high seas after water entered the engine room of their fishing boat, were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday, an official statement said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Senegal beat Poland 2-1
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Senegal kicked-off their FIFA WOrld Cup on a winning note as they registered a narrow 2-1 win over Poland in a Group H clash here on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
India, Japan discuss maritime, counter-terrorism cooperation
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India and Japan on Tuesday discussed cooperation in the areas of maritime security and counter-terrorism among other issues during the fifth dialogue under the 2+2 mechanism that involves and foreign and defence policies of the two sides, a statement said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Governor's rule recommended in J&K
Srinagar/New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Tuesday evening suggested to the Union Home Ministry that Governor's Rule should be imposed for six months in the state after the PDP-BJP coalition collapsed, official sources said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Pekerman laments Colombia's 'painful' loss to Japan
Saransk (Russia), June 19 (IANS) Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said Tuesday his team will continue to fight for a place in the World Cup knockout stage after a "painful" defeat to Japan in their opening Group H match here.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Sahitya Akademi to hold transgender literary meet in Kolkata
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to bring creativity of transgenders to the fore, Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, would hold the first-ever literary meet for transgender writers in Kolkata next month, a member of the event's advisory committee said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Infosys sustains its eco-friendly mission
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys has reduced its electricity consumption per head by 53 per cent over the last decade, the company said in its 11th Annual Sustainability Report on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
EU borders agency should operate on Libyan soil: Minister
Rome, June 19 (IANS/AKI) The European Union borders and coastguard agency Frontex should extend its operations to Libyan soil, Italy's Infrastructure and Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rashford praises England captain Kane
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) England striker Marcos Rashford praised captain Harry Kane when he spoke to the press on Tuesday in the wake of England's 2-1 win against Tunisia on Monday night.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup
UP to set up special development council for Kashi Vishwanath temple
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost religious tourism in the state, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal of setting up a Special Council for beautification and expansion of the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, officials said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy
Unesco condemns Indian newspaper editor's murder
Paris, June 19 (IANS/AKI) Unesco chief Audrey Azoulay on Tuesday condemned the slaying of prominent journalist and newspaper editor Shujaat Bukhari and his two police bodyguards in Indian-administered Kashmir last week.
2018-06-19
Category: International, France,Media,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Ronaldo's old pal Evra gives insight into football star
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Veteran French full back Patrice Evra feels that people should reject lunch invites from former Manchester United team mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Nadda releases India's health profile, launches institutional profiling project
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday released the National Health Profile (NHP) 2018, a major aid to policy makers, and launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) project, which does the institutional profiling of the country.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Truckers' strike enters second day, northeast comes to 'standstill'
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) As the indefinite nationwide truckers' strike entered its second day, lorry owners and operators on Tuesday said over 50 lakh vehicles remained off the road involving a loss of more than Rs 1,000 crore and the north-eastern region came to "standstill" as a consequence.
2018-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Defence sector more prone to cyber threats: Sitharaman
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that defence sector is more prone to cyber threats and it was important to safeguard cyberspace with anticipation of possible attacks, an official statement said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology,Defence/Security
'Gene therapy, biotechnology can tackle deforestation and air pollution'
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Gene therapy and biotechnology can be used to tackle environmental issues like deforestation and air pollution, while genetic modification in mosquitoes can solve the problems of epidemic diseases such as dengue and malaria, experts said here on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Bids for Madhya Pradesh 26 MWp rooftop solar project by July
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Bids for 26 MWp (mega watt peak) rooftop solar programme being implemented by Madhya Pradesh are to be submitted in July, the state government said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Foreign paddlers propel Warriors to 3rd spot in UTT
Pune, June 19 (IANS) Foreign players stamped their class to help Warriors TTC record a heart-warming 14-7 victory on points over Empowerji Challengers in the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Infosys opens digital centre in Marseille
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys said on Tuesday it has opened a digital centre of excellence at Marseille to provide expertise to its clients in the region, and hire and train local talent.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Dalit boys video upload: Maharashtra panel notice to Rahul, Twitter
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) on tuesday issued notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Twitter Communications Pvt. Ltd. for allegedly uploading videos of the three Dalit boys were stripped and paraded in the state's Jalgaon last week.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
There should be no distinction between 'good' or 'bad' terrorism: Kovind tells EU
Athens, June 19 (IANS) Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday urged the European Union (EU) nations to not make distinction between "good" and "bad" terrorism and called for their partnership in battling terror taking root in the region between then.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Greece,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Spain eye first win, face Iran (Preview)
Kazan, June 19 (IANS) Spain will look to ease pressure on them with their first win of the ongoing FIFA World Cup, while Iran will aim to register their second consecutive triumph in the Group B when the two sides clash here on Wednesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Peru's Cartagena, Advincula believe win possible against France
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Peru midfielder Wilder Cartagena and defender Luis Advincula on Tuesday said their national football team is capable of beating France, ahead of the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup clash.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Nadal continues training for Wimbledon
Palma de Mallorca (Spain), June 19 (IANS) Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal intensified his grass court training on Tuesday ahead of Wimbledon, the second Grand Slam event of the season, despite the hot weather on the outdoor grass courts used for the ongoing WTA Mallorca Open women's tournament.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Japan stun 10-man Colombia, create World Cup surprise
Saransk (Russia), June 19 (IANS) A late Yuya Osako header gave Japan a 2-1 victory over 10-man Colombia in an entertaining World Cup Group H match here on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
BJP sacrifices Kashmir for 'Mission 2019' (News Analysis)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Political compulsions seem to be a reason for the BJP and PDP parting ways in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday after their over three year old alliance left both parties apparently wary of their political base shrinking in view of feedback that things had not worked out as desired and could continue the same way till the Lok Sabha polls.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Holiday season, sales push India's May air passenger traffic higher (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Despite a hike in air fares, India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 16.53 per cent in May on the back of the holiday season and sale offers.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi begins to sizzle, warm week ahead
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) While air quality saw further improvement in entire National Capital Region, mercury soared by at least three degrees in the national capital in past 24 hours with Tuesday recording 39.8 degree Celsius, a notch above the season's average, and is likely to rise further.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Digital services' failures widespread in India: Report
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) While almost all business decision makers in India agree that optimising digital performance is essential for the growth of their businesses, about two-thirds of them face critical digital services and applications failures at least a few times a month, a new global report revealed on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Costa Rica work on tactics to contain Brazil ahead of World Cup showdown
St. Petersburg, June 19 (IANS) Costa Rica's national football team held a training session on Tuesday ahead of their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup clash with Brazil.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Elavenil shoots 2 golds at 18th KSS Memorial Championship
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Junior shooting World Cup gold medallist Elavenil Valarivan from Gujarat proved too hot to handle for her opponents as she bettered Ruozhu Zhaos world record of 252.4 to clinched the gold medal in the both 10M Air Rifle Senior and Junior categories at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, here on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Punjab forest officer critically injured by sand mafia
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) A forest officer in Punjab was left critically injured on Tuesday after he and other officials were attacked by people from the state's illegal sand mafia.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Bengal announces additional 18% DA for its employees
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced an additional 18 per cent dearness allowance (DA) to state government employees from January 2019.
2018-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Transwoman asked about breasts, conceiving at school interviews
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) While the LGBT community across the world is busy celebrating "Pride Month", a Kolkata-based transwoman's account of how she was asked questions about her breasts, sexuality and ability to give birth during interviews for a teacher's post has again brought into the open the attitude towards sexual minorities in the country.
2018-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Education,Human Interest/Society
K.K. Rao new Gurugram police chief
Gurugram, June 19 (IANS) Senior IPS officer K.K. Rao was on Tuesday named Gurugram's new Commissioner of Police and will take charge on Wednesday, an official said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Karnataka should have say in Cauvery water release: CM
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka should have a say implementing the decisions of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA), especially on releasing water when it is low in its reservoirs across the river basin, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Congress questions Parrikar's silence over date-rape drug probe
Panaji, June 19 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Tuesday questioned Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's silence on the issue of probing a factory, whose owner allegedly has BJP links and which was busted for illegally manufacturing date-rape drug ketamine by the DRI.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Noida to be affordable commercial hub: Report
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Noida would turn into an affordable commercial hub in the coming years while Gurugram would continue to be the largest office market in the National Capital Region (NCR), a Colliers Research report said here on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping, a week after meeting Trump
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday arrived on a two-day China visit and met President Xi Jinping, just a week after his historic meet with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on the Korean nuclear crisis.
2018-06-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Would not go to LG if had powers like Sheila Dikshit: Kejriwal to PM
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would not have gone to the Lt. Governors doorstep to get the IAS officers undeclared strike called off had he wielded powers like his predecessor Sheila Dikshit.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Heat wave grips Bihar, school summer vacations extended further
June 19 (IANS) With a heat wave sweeping Bihar, the primary sections of all public and private schools in the state capital have been ordered closed till June 23, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Turkey,National,Business/Economy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Iran to oppose Saudi proposal to increase OPEC crude output
Tehran, June 19 (IANS) Iran will not accept Saudi Arabia's proposal to increase crude output of Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Iran's representative to the grouping said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Kashmir in political crisis as BJP-PDP government falls (Roundup)
Srinagar/New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir was pushed into a major political crisis on Tuesday after the BJP suddenly pulled out of the ruling combine with the PDP, bringing down Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's 27-month-old government amid surging violence in the state.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Public money 100% safe in state-run banks: Goyal
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Public money is "hundred per cent safe" in state-run banks,Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday, allaying apprehensions in the wake of recent major scams unearthed in public sector banks (PSBs).
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AirAsia India denies wrongdoing; will continue to cooperate with regulatory agencies
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India (AAIL) on Tuesday refuted allegations against it in connection with an alleged bribery case to get FDI rules tweaked.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Six more die in Assam floods, over 5.5 lakh still marooned
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) With six more deaths reported from Cachar and Karimganj districts on Tuesday, the death toll in the first wave of floods in Assam has reached 17 as 5,64,074 people continued to be affected by the deluge in five districts on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi deadlock ends, Kejriwal finally quits Raj Niwas (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) An unprecedented political deadlock in Delhi ended on Tuesday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ended his nine-day-long sit-in at the Raj Niwas after IAS officials he alleged were on strike resumed attending his government's meetings.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress rules out coalition with PDP
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDP), making Governor's rule look imminent in Jammu and Kashmir after the BJP pulled out of the PDP-led coalition government.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Projects stuck due to non-cooperation of AAP government: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that projects in his parliamentary constituency Chandni Chowk, including the Shahjahanabad redevelopment plan, are stuck due to non-cooperation of Delhi's AAP government.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Indo-French ties driven by Modi-Macron chemistry: Sushma Swaraj (Roundup)
Paris, June 19 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has credited the special chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron for the new dynamism in the Indo-French relationship.
2018-06-19
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Odisha continues to sizzle under intense heat wave
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Intense heat wave continued in Odisha as 10 places recorded maximum temperatures of above 40 degree Celsius on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Skill police in addressing crimes against women and children: Maneka
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday emphasied the requirement to empower and skill police agencies and other responders in addressing the crimes against children "professionally and diligently", and called for every police station to be equipped with 'Rape Investigation Kits' to deal with such cases on a priority basis.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Man stabbed to death in scuffle
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death with an ice pick by a stranger after the two got into a scuffle, police said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Qatar leadership responsible for its isolation: UAE official
Dubai, June 19 (IANS) A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official on Tuesday blamed the Qatari leadership for its own isolation.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Haryana gives star ranking to villages
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Haryana has become the first state in the country to give star ranking to village on the basis of seven social parameters, a minister said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Oli arrives in China on five-day visit
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli arrived in Beijing on on Tuesday on a five-day visit where he is expected to sign a slew of deals including a railway project linking Tibet to Kathmandu.
2018-06-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Another RTI activist shot dead in Bihar
Patna, June 19 (IANS) A Right to Information (RTI) activist was shot dead on Tuesday by unidentified assailants in Bihar's East Champaran district, police said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul turns 48, wishes pour in, Congress celebrates
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday turned 48 and several senior Congress leaders reached his mother Sonia Gandhi's residence at 10 Janpath to greet him on his birthday while Prime Minister Narendra Modi and political leaders across the country also wished him.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two militants killed, CRPF trooper injured in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
BJP leaders end their hunger strike at Delhi Secretariat
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Soon after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ended his sit-in-protest at Lt Governor Anil Baijal's residence, the BJP leaders also ended their counter-strike at the Delhi Secretariat.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yemeni forces again wrest Hudaydah airport from Houthis rebels
Sana'a, June 19 (IANS/WAM) Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led air force coalition on Tuesday recaptured an airport that has exchanged hands several times in a violent battle to wrest control of port-city of Hudaydah from Houthi insurgents, military officials said.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Yemen,Politics,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Nasscom launches programme to support women techies
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) In an effort to increase the number of women in senior levels in the Information Technology (IT) industry, Nasscom on Tuesday unveiled its 'Women Wizards Rule Tech' programme for women techies, the Indian IT industry's apex body said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Bankers aim at disbursing Rs 50,000 cr agri loans in Bengal
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Banks are targeting at disbursing Rs 50,000 crore of agricultural credit to farmers in West Bengal during the current fiscal and the State Level Bankers' Committee (SLBC) is also planning to bring "uncovered" farm households in the state into the banking fold, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Choreographer makes hoax call to delay plane, arrested
Jaipur, June 19 (IANS) Running late for his flight to Mumbai, a choreographer associated with shows like 'Dance India Dance' on Tuesday tried to delay the plane with an anonymous call warning of a bomb aboard but was detected and arrested, police said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan stun 10-man Colombia 2-1
Mordovia (Russia), June 19 (IANS) Japan rode goals from Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako to beat ten-man Colombia 2-1 in a Group H FIFA World Cup game here on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Plea in SC for power to President, Governors to disqualify Parliament members
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to vest in the President and Governors powers to disqualify a sitting member of Parliament or state Assembly under anti-defection law after consulting the Election Commission (EC).
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Governor's rule recommended in J&K
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Tuesday evening suggested to the Union Home Ministry that Governor's Rule should be imposed for six months in the state after the PDP-BJP coalition collapsed, official sources said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance cost India strategically: Rahul
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) With the Jammu and Kashmir coalition government falling with the BJP walking out of it, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said "opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance cost the country strategically" while "damage will continue" under the Governor's rule.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kejriwal ends sit-in, IAS officers attend meetings
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday walked out of Raj Niwas here after nine days of an unprecedented sit-in protest after IAS officers began attending meetings called by his government.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Root back for T20Is against Australia, India
London, June 19 (IANS) England have announced a 14-man squad for the T20I series against Australia and India, with Test skipper Joe Root returning to the shortest format for the first time since September 2017.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Spain players, fans arrive in Kazan ahead of crucial Iran match
Kazan (Russia), June 19 (IANS) A handful of fans dressed in red and yellow gathered outside a hotel in Kazan to catch a glimpse of players from Spain's national team who arrived in the Russian city on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
FAN ID propels India among top 10 countries buying tickets for World Cup
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Travel agencies aiding Indians visiting Russia have revealed extremely positive responses from Indian football supporters, as well as those not so enthused by the sport but excited at the prospect of not having to go through the tedious visa-procurement process, which has sparked unprecedented demand for Russian tour packages.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Tax free, deficit less Rs 16,387 cr budget presented in Tripura
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Tuesday presented a Rs 16,387.21 crore tax-free budget for financial year 2018-19.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Auto thieves held, 19 vehicles seized
Ghaziabad, June 19 (IANS) Police in Ghaziabad on Tuesday announced the arrest of five auto thieves and said they had recovered 19 stolen two-wheelers.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Costa Rica captain wants to beat Brazil
Saint Petersburg, June 19 (IANS) Costa Rica captain Bryan Ruiz on Tuesday said his team aimed to defeat Brazil in their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup clash, in which Los Ticos must avoid a loss in order to qualify for the tournament's round of 16.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
After sex change, Maharashtra constable joins duty as male
Beed (Maharashtra), June 19 (IANS) Attired in smart-fit khakhi uniform and blue beret, constable Lalit Kumar Salve saluted his superiors here on Tuesday and rejoined duty a month after undergoing sex realignment surgery.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Le Pen ordered to repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament
Brussels, June 19 (IANS) An EU court on Tuesday ruled that French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay the European Parliament 300,000 euros ($346,454) that had been "unduly paid" to her assistant.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Belgium,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two hedgehogs found at Delhi railway station
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Two hedgehogs, being trafficked, were found in an unclaimed bag at a railway station here and are currently under care, animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Global cues, fund outflow subdue equity indices; Sensex falls 200 points (Roundup)
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Weak global markets, coupled with the outflow of foreign funds, suppressed the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday with the benchmark 30-scrip Sensex on the BSE losing over 200 points.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Foreign football fans touring Crimea, says local lawmaker
Simferpol (Russia), June 19 (IANS) Foreign football fans, who have come to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, are travelling to Crimea by groups on guided tours, the Crimean parliament's tourism committee chief Alexey Chernyak has said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Judd Apatow calls on Fox personalities to condemn company
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Judd Apatow called on those associated with Fox to speak out against the company for its news coverage of US President Donald Trump's administrations immigration policy, which is leading to the separation of parents and children at the US-Mexico border.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Maternal exposure to lithium may up birth defects risk: Study
New York, June 19 (IANS) Babies born to women who used lithium therapy to treat bipolar disorder during their first-trimester of the pregnancy could be at an elevated risk of developing major congenital malformations such as heart defects, finds a study.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Will be CM for five years: Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) A confident Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said he was certain that his Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government would complete its five-year term.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Internet now has 333.8 mn domain names
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global leader in domain names and Internet security VeriSign on Tuesday announced that the first quarter of 2018 saw approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, taking their total number to approximately 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs).
2018-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Technology,Business/Economy
India has potential to become a $10 tn economy by 2030: Official
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India has the potential to become a $10 trillion economy by 2030, a top government official said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PSBs decide on unhindered credit flow for genuine firms
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) In a move to ensure that credit flow to domestic industry is not hindered by the massive non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, accumulated in the Indian banking system, state-run banks on Tuesday decided to take up the genuine credit needs of companies through a two-stage process.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dashrath Patel's works to be exhibited
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A solo exhibition of works of celebrated Indian artist Dashrath Patel, tracing his artistic journey across mediums and types over his long lifetime, will open here on September 13, a statement said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
France, India commit to increasing trade to 15 bn euros by 2020
Paris, June 19 (IANS) The dynamism infused in the Indo-French relations during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India in March seems to be building up as the two countries have committed to raising their bilateral trade from 9 billion euros to 15 billion euros in the next two years official sources said.
2018-06-19
Category: International, France,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Gunfight breaks out in J&K
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) A gunfight started on Tuesday evening between hiding militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Railways to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030: Goyal
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will become a "zero carbon emitter" by 2030 through 100 per cent electrification of its network.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
1 dead, 94 missing after boat sinks in Indonesia
Jakarta, June 19 (IANS) At least one body was found as rescuers continued to search on Tuesday for at least 94 people who are still missing after a boat capsized in Lake Toba on Indonesia's Sumatra island a day earlier, officials said.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal to end protest
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday decided to end his nine-day-long protest at Lt Governor Anil Baijal's office-cum-residence after IAS officers agreed to attend Delhi government meetings.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BAFTA draws out diversity norms for 2019 film awards
London, June 19 (IANS) The British Academy of Film and Television Academy (BAFTA) has brought into effect new eligibility requirements aimed at improving the diversity of its film awards.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India's Sandesh finishes 4th at Thailand Superbike Championship
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's Sandesh Prasannakumar finished fourth at the Thailand Superbike Championship here.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
68.5 million people forcibly displaced in 2017: UN
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) The number of people forcibly displaced due to wars, other violence and persecution worldwide reached a new high in 2017 at 68.5 million, 2.9 million more than the year before, UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
National Digital Library launched
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Human Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched the National Digital Library, a repository of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open for all to use.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Five dead as blaze guts two Lucknow hotels, owners booked
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) Five persons, including a woman and child, were killed and over a dozen others injured as fire engulfed two hotels here on Tuesday, police said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Turkey slams US Senate bill to block F-35 delivery
Ankara, June 19 (IANS) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday criticised the US Senate's decision to block delivery of F-35 jets to Turkey, describing it "unfortunate" and "regrettable".
2018-06-19
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security
Ronaldo's Portugal look to continue momentum against lowly Morocco (Preview)
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Smarting after a last-gasp defeat to Iran, Morocco will have to deal with the peerless might of Portugal, spearheaded by Cristiano Ronaldo, who will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics when the two sides meet for a Group B clash here on Wednesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
South Korea, US suspend major military exercise
Seoul/Beijing, June 19 (IANS) South Korea and the US have decided to suspend the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise slated for August amid dialogue efforts to denuclearize North Korea, officials of the two countries said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
ISL: ATK rubbishes Schweinsteiger rumours
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Rubbishing media reports, two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atlético de Kolkata (ATK) on Tuesday said they are not in talks with 2014 German World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger.
2018-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
India's YoY domestic air passenger traffic up 16% in May
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 16.53 per cent in May, official data showed on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Combining two different malaria vaccines can cut cases by 91%'
London, June 19 (IANS) Using a combination of two experimental vaccines can result in 91 per cent reduction in the number of malaria infections, scientists have found.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
CoA asks BCCI officials to watch India-England T20Is at own expense
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The rift between the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seems to be unending as a fresh round of squabbling has erupted between the two.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Neha favourite as Hero WPG Tour resumes after break
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Seasoned Neha Tripathi will start as a top contender in the seventh leg of the Hero women's Professional Tour that resumes at the picturesque Prestige Golfshire Golf Course here on Wednesday after a three-month break.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
'Black Panther', 'Stranger Things' dominate MTV Movie and TV Awards
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Film "Black Panther" and hit TV show "Stranger Things" reigned at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, winning the most film awards and dominating the television field.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Meet officers urgently in Secretariat, LG tells Kejriwal
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday wrote to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appreciating the latter's assurance to officers about their security, and urging him to urgently meet the officers in the Secretariat.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
We must score against Brazil, says Costa Rica striker
St. Petersburg, June 19 (IANS) Costa Rica striker Marco Ureña on Tuesday said his national team needs to score in their upcoming FIFA World Cup match against Brazil in order to have a chance of qualifying for the next round.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United States,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Muscular policy won't work in Kashmir, says Mehbooba
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti asserted on Tuesday that a muscular policy won't work in the state and also ruled out any other alliance to form a government after the BJP quit the PDP-led alliance.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Zayn Malik considering running for political office in US
New York, June 19 (IANS) After migrating from the UK to California, British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik is loving life in the US so much that he is considering running for office in his adopted country one day.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Adobe announces new Office 365 integrations
San Jose, June 19 (IANS) Software giant Adobe on Tuesday announced new enhancements to Adobe Document Cloud with advancements in its products including "Adobe Sign", "Adobe Scan" and new portable document format (PDF) integration with Microsoft Office 365.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Argentina,Technology,Business/Economy
Prince Harry, Markle to visit Ireland in July
London, June 19 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle will visit Dublin in July, Kensington Palace said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Diplomacy
Congress rules out coalition with PDP
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of a coalition with the Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDP), making Governor's rule look imminent in Jammu and Kashmir after the BJP pulled out of the PDP-led coalition government.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Driven out of home by sons, complains Arjun Singh's wife
Bhopal, June 19 (IANS) The widow of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Union Minister Arjun Singh on Tuesday accused her sons Ajay and Abhimanyu Singh of forcing her out of home by violence.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP exit may lead to greater instability in J&K: CPI-M
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The BJP-PDP was an opportunistic alliance but the BJP pulling out of the coalition government at this point may push Jammu and Kashmir into "greater uncertainty", the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Be bold, fun and chic this International Yoga Day
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) This International Yoga Day that falls on Thursday, redefine your yoga wear with bright colours and prints as Bollywood actress Malaika Arora lists down the ideal outfit to opt for during the workout session.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Committed to waive farm loans: Karnataka CM
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government is committed to waiving farm loans.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
India repatriates six Pakistani prisoners
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday repatriated six Pakistani prisoners back to their country, the External Affairs Ministry said.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Show cause notice to ketamine manufacturing unit owner in Goa
Panaji, June 19 (IANS) The Goa State Industrial Development Corporation on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to Vasudev Parab, whose industrial unit at the Pissurlem industrial estate was raided last week by the DRI officials.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scientists developing method to preserve fertility in boys with cancer
New York, June 19 (IANS) In a breakthrough, Israeli scientists are developing a novel method that would one day help preserve the fertility of boys after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for prepubertal cancer.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Manika thrilled to return home as UTT's Delhi leg opens Wednesday (Preview)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) moves to Delhi for the second leg, 2018 Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Manika Batra on Tuesday expressed her excitement at the prospect of playing in front of her home crowd for the first time after her Gold Coast feats.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Excessive drinking in teens may affect short-term memory
New York, June 19 (IANS) If you are in your adolescence and drinking excessively then it may affect your short-term memory, a new study suggests.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Can grandparents' exposure to plastic chemical cause autism in kids?
New York, June 19 (IANS) Your exposure to a plastic chemical can affect the communications skills of your grandchildren, says a study over mice that found a link between early exposure to the chemical and the risk of autism.
2018-06-19
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Kannan appointed as ICICI Prudential's MD and CEO
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Following Sandeep Bakhshi's appointment as ICICI Bank Chief Operating Officer on Monday, the private lender on Tuesday appointed N.S. Kannan as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, "subject to regulatory and other approvals".
2018-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No SNS, WAGs for S. Korea during Russia World Cup
Saint Petersburg, June 19 (IANS) They can meet their family members but are not allowed to be accompanied by them. They can play with their smartphones but are not allowed to post on their social network service (SNS) accounts. These are things that South Korean footballers can and cannot do during the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
2018-06-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,2018 FIFA World Cup,Football
Kim Jong-un visits China, a week after meeting Trump
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday made yet another surprise visit to Beijing, just a week after his historic meet with US President Donald Trump on the Korean nuclear crisis in Singapore.
2018-06-19
Category: International, China,Politics,Diplomacy
Omar seeks early elections in J&K
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday demanded early elections in Jammu and Kashmir after the BJP pulled out of the PDP-led government, forcing Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to resign.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports, Beijing calls it 'blackmail'
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in a escalating trade row with Beijing, which on Tuesday accused Washington of "blackmail" and warned it would "strike back hard".
2018-06-19
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
'Hotel Transylvania 3- A Monster Vacation' to open in India in July
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Director Genndy Tartakovsky's "Hotel Transylvania 3 - A Monster Vacation" will release in India on July 20.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bharat-22 ETF tranche 2 opens
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The second tranche of the Bharat 22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) announced last year as part of the government's disinvestment programme opened for investors on Tuesday and will end on Friday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
JK Tyre national racing championship kick-starts July 6
Coimbatore, June 19 (IANS) The 21st edition of the JK Tyre FMSCI national racing championship will get underway here on July 6, with the countrys top drivers vying for the mantle of Indias fastest racer of the year, the organisers announced on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
ISL: Midfielder Balmuchu joins Jamshedpur FC
Jamshedpur, June 19 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Indian midfielder Sanjay Balmuchu in a three-year deal.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football,ISL
Kerala to open 70 day-care centres for the elderly
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Seventy new state-of-the-art day-care centres for senior citizens will be opened in Kerala, the assembly was informed on Tuesday.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Don't have mandate to form government in J&K: Omar
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said his party would not stake claim to form the government in the state since it did not have the mandate.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
BJP ruined Kashmir, now donning new mask: Congress
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ruining the situation in Kashmir and then pulling out of the alliance government at its convenience.
2018-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Kashmir,Politics
Google rolling out desktop browser support for Android Messages
San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Google is set to roll out desktop browser support for Android Messages, allowing users to send, view and receive messages they get on their Android devices to their personal computers (PCs).
2018-06-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy

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