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ONGC Videsh buys 15% stake in Namibian oil block
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)'s overseas arm ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) on Tuesday said it has acquired 15 per cent stake from UK's Tullow Oil in an oil block in Namibia.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nadda stresses industry, academia collaboration
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday called for promoting industry and academia collaboration for developing affordable medical products.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Dasmunsi's body cremated with state honours, thousands pay tributes
Kolkata/Kaliaganj, Nov 21 (IANS) Thousands of people, including leaders cutting across political lines, paid teary-eyed farewell to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, whose mortal remains were consigned to flames with state honours on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Review of draft medicinal plant policy on Wednesday
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Union Ministry of AYUSH will hold a review meeting to examine the draft of National Policy of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of India, said an official on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Clinical establishment act implementation must to check Fortis-type cases: DGHS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Jagdish Prasad on Tuesday said that cases similar to alleged overcharging by Gurugram's Fortis Hospital, can be prevented if all states implement the Clinical Establishment Act.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two held in Meghalaya for trying to meet banned outfit's members
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in Meghalaya on charge of trying to meet outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council's (HNLC) leader in Bangladesh, police said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bimal Gurung welcomes SC order, reveals plans to visit Delhi
Darjeeling, Nov 21 (IANS) Suspended GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Tuesday thanked the Supreme Court for restraining West Bengal Police from taking any "coercive action" against him for the next 15 days and said he is planning to visit Delhi within the given time frame.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
People think Gujaratis are clever, but we ain't for 22 years: Hardik
Ahmedabad, Nov 21 (IANS) PAAS leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday said Gujaratis were believed to be very clever but they have not been for last 22 years, adding that Patel agitation leaders had not sought tickets from any political party or wished to contest polls.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Waste management need of the hour: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said waste management is the "need of the hour" and stressed on maximising re-use and recycling.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Nagaland CM bats for Tourist Circuit for Northeast
Kohima/Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Tuesday called for creating a Tourist Circuit for northeast India in order to connect all festivals of the eight states in the region.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Mobile apps improve mental health: Study
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Individuals suffering from mental health problems can strengthen their psychological well-being through mobile apps, a new study says.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Open defecation report doesn't reflect Swachh Bharat progress: Centre
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Union government on Tuesday said a recent report by Water Air that more than 732 million Indians defecate in the open or in unsafe/unhygienic toilets does not reflect the progress made under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
2017-11-21
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
SC nod to CCTV in courts, says nothing private
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said there is no need for privacy in courtrooms, favouring installation of CCTV cameras and audio recording of its proceedings, as it will be in larger public interest and security.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology
Gas agency manager robbed of Rs 3 lakh, shot dead
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A gas agency manager was shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants who snatched over Rs 3 lakh from him in west Delhi, police said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shraddha Kapoor gets youth icon tag at IFFI
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor on Tuesday was felicitated with Youth Icon of NextGen of Indian Cinema accolade at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
EU defends Iran's nuclear activities, opposes renegotiation
Tehran, Nov 21 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday defended the peaceful nuclear activities of Iran and opposed renegotiating the nuclear agreement, signed in July 2015 between Tehran and six major powers, including the US.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
36 groups demand UN sitting on Rohingya crisis
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), with 35 other organisations, has called for a special session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the refugee crisis in Myanmar.
2017-11-21
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
After 37 years in power, Mugabe finally says 'I quit'
Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) Under fire from the public and military, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday resigned from the country's top post after 37 years, parliament Speaker Jacob Mudenda announced.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security
Compensation, jobs for families of those killed in Gorkhland agitation
Darjeeling, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced Rs two lakh compensation and jobs to kin of each person killed during the Gorkhaland agitation.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Protesting farmers reiterate demands, to resume agitation from Gujarat
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Thousands of farmers protested for the second consecutive day here on Tuesday regarding their demands and announced resumption of agitation in Gujarat, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for the assembly elections.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
CBI questions bus conductor's kin in Ryan murder case
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday questioned O.P. Chopra -- a relative of bus conductor Ashok Kumar who was arrested in the Pradhuman Thakur's murder in a Gurugram school -- for over eight hours vis-a-vis his audio clipping regarding the case.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Dabur India cuts prices by 9% to pass on GST benefits
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) FMCG major Dabur India on Tuesday said it has cut prices of existing stocks across categories such as shampoos, skin care and home care by 9 per cent as an act of passing on the benefits of the recent reduction in GST rates to the consumer.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bill to regulate private hospitals tabled in Karnataka assembly
Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 21 (IANS) A modified amendment Bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across Karnataka was introduced in the state legislative assembly here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Telecom regulator for removing cap on spectrum holding
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Trai on Tuesday recommended lifting the ceiling on spectrum held by mobile operators within a particular band and a 50 per cent limit on combined radiowave holding in efficient bands like 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SCI's offshore vessel sinks at Bombay High, no casualties
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) An offshore support vessel of the Shipping Corporation of India sank in the ONGC fields at Bombay High here on Tuesday evening. There are no casualties, official sources said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Neither backed 'Padmavati' ban nor those against it: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Rejecting suggestions of supporting a ban on the movie 'Padmavati', Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday decried attempts by some vested interests to misinterpret his statement on the issue.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi meme has BJP worked up, Youth Congress chief apologises
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A meme on official Twitter handle of the Indian Youth Congress online magazine 'Yuva Desh' targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi was dubbed "deplorable" by the BJP on Tuesday, with the Congress youth wing later apologising for it.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi-NCR air quality near 'severe' as stubble burning increases
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Tuesday due to an increase in stubble burning in neighboring Punjab and Haryana despite the green court's orders to the contrary.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Seven killed in road accident in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Nov 21 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and at least 12 others were injured when a bus collided head on with a pickup van in Bikaner district on Tuesday, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ankushita leads India's surge in women's Youth boxing Worlds
Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) Local favourite Ankushita Boro led the surge in the AIBA World women's Youth Boxing Championships as four other Indian pugilists also made it to the quarter-finals here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Nathuram Godse idol removed
Gwalior, Nov 21 (IANS) An idol of Nathuram Godse, installed here by the Hindu Mahasabha on November 15, was removed on Tuesday by the authorities, an official said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress replaces candidate for Botad seat
Gandinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Putting an end to the logjam over thecandidate from Botad in the Gujarat assembly elections, the Congress on Tuesday replaced Manhar Patel, an NCP defector, with D.M. Patel.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics
Don't judge film without seeing it: Subhash Ghai on 'Padmavati'
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood's 'showman' Subhash Ghai has extended support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, saying he is entitled to "cinematic liberty" and that it is wrong for his detractors to pass an opinion without seeing a film.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Compensation, job for families of those killed in Gorkhland agitation
Darjeeling, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced Rs two lakh compensation and a job for one member of the family of agitators who died during the recent Gorkhaland agitation.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Al Qaeda front's two militants among three held in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Three persons, including two suspected members of Bangladesh-based Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), were arrested on Tuesday from the Kolkata railway station, a police officer said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yes Bank raises $400 mn through twin loans
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Leading Indian private lender Yes Bank said on Tuesday it was raising $400 million (Rs 2,600 crore) through two syndicated loans from Taiwan and Japan.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mugabe steps down as Zimbabwe President after 37 years
Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) Under fire from the public and military, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday resigned from the country's top post after 37 years, international media reports said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security
Northeast of 2017 is much different: Arunachal CM
Imphal/Itanagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday said that northeast region in 2017 is much different from what was said and written about it 2-3 decades ago.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Business/Economy
Parliament's winter session will surely be held: Speaker
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Amid a war of words between the government and the opposition over Parliament's winter session, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Tuesday that it will "surely be held" but did not indicate the dates.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Shillong Lajong FC announce 2017-18 squad
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC on Tuesday announced their 24-man squad for the I-League 2017-18 season scheduled to get underway from November 25.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
MP's post brings out discontent within AIADMK
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The simmering discontentment within the unified AIADMK has come out in the open with Rajya Sabha Member V. Maitreyan posting a message on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Fukrey 2 preponed to Dec 8 amid Padmavati row
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) "Fukrey 2" was on Tuesday preponed to its original date of December 8 after "Padmavati" was removed from its December 1 release date.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cinema/Showbiz
Haryana orders probe on Fortis after girl's death (Third Lead)
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of Rs 18 lakh slapped on the family, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a senior officer will investigate the case.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Congress, BJP spar over Parliament session (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP attacked each other over the winter session of Parliament with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being described as Lord Brahma, who kept to himself everything, even as the opposition party accused the government of trying to avoid being exposed over embarrassing issues ahead of the Gujarat elections.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
88 women have applied for Haj without 'mehram': Minister
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) In less than a week after procedure for Haj 2018 started, 88 women have applied to go on the pilgrimage without a "mehram" or male guardian, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
Tiger poacher convicted, sentenced to three-year jail
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Notorious tiger poacher Bhima was on Tuesday convicted and awarded three-year imprisonment in a 2012 case by an environment court in Faridabad in neighbouring Haryana, officials said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Teenage suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria
Abuja, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed by a teenage suicide bomber who blew himself up during morning prayers in a crowded mosque in Nigeria's Mubi town.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Terrorism
Paddy straw-based power plant technology introduced
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Punjab -based Sampurn Agri Ventures (SAVPL) has introduced a biogas-based power plant operating on paddy straw, thus making available an alternative to straw-burning that is said to be a major contributor to high smog levels in Delhi.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
EC told to hold R.K.Nagar by-election by Dec 31
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Election Commission to hold the by-election to the Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency here by December 31.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Seems Congress leaders have no engagements in Gujarat: Naqvi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking a dig at the Congress, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that going by the Congress persistent demand for holding the winter session of parliament, it seemed to him that its leaders have "no engagements" in the Gujarat assembly elections.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League 2017-18 season launched
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The 11th edition of I-League, India's premeier football league, was launched here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
President calls Manipur sports capital of India
Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday inaugurated a 10-day Sangai tourism festival in Imphal and said "nobody can forget the magnificent Mary Kom who has done India proud on several occasions".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Sports
This device could power homes, cars with clean hydrogen
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel two-in-one device that uses solar energy to not only make hydrogen cars affordable, but also has the potential to power homes with hydrogen -- known as the cleanest fuel.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Criminal escapes after gunfight in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A criminal wanted for murder in Punjab escaped while two others were arrested after a gunfight with the police here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Chennai City, Gokulam F.C shift home venue
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) I-League clubs Chennai City and Gokulam F.C have announced changes in their respective home venues from the upcoming season scheduled to get underway from November 25.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Government keen to bring anti-triple talaq bill in winter session
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is planning to bring a bill in the winter session of Parliament banning "triple talaq" (instant divorce), government sources said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Golfer Gaurika favourite to clinch Hero WPG 15th leg
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) Gurugram golfer Gaurika Bishnoi, who held the spotlight on the first two days of the just-concluded Hero Women's Indian Open, will be a strong favourite to add to her sole title in the 2017 Hero WPG Tour which assembles again for the 15th leg at the Palms Golf Club and Resort here on Wednesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Accommodation of dates a tradition: BJP on Winter Session
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday ridiculed the Congress' charge as "chorus of baseless allegations" that the government is deliberately delaying the Winter Session of Parliament, saying accommodation of dates between an election campaign and the session is an established tradition in Indian polity.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL GC buys time to finalise roadmap
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Rajeev Shukla on Tuesday said the Governing Council will take a fortnight to finalise the roadmap for the next edition of the cash-rich league but refrained from revealing any information on a meeting with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) here.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket,IPL
19 killed in Iraq car bombing
Baghdad, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed and more than 24 wounded in a car bomb explosion at a crowded marketplace in Iraq on Tuesday, an official said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Iraq,Terrorism
India Inc's M&A deal value dips 55% in July-Sep
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) India Inc's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity slowed by almost 55 per cent to $6.2 billion during the July-September quarter of 2017 (3Q17), a report said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Barcelona aim to seal R16 spot, Atletico look to stay alive in CL
Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona both have vital Champions League matches on Wednesday, but while the latter's European future is very much in their hands, Atletico need to win and hope that results elsewhere go their way.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Woman cop helps in arrest of rapist's arrest
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) An absconding man's planned randezvous with a woman whom he met on a social networking site did not end as he had expected, as the kidnapping-rape accused walked into a trap laid by Delhi Police with the help of a woman Constable.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Sharad Yadav's JD-U faction move HC against EC
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Gujarat legislator Chottubhai Vasava, acting President of Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal (United), on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Election Commission order of granting the party's "arrow" symbol to the faction led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Defence Ministry to encourage wearing armed forces flag
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Aimed at collecting more Armed Forces Flag Day fund this year, the Defence Ministry is planning to launch a social media campaign to encourage people to wear armed forces flag, a informed ministry sources said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Constitution doesn't envisage Delhi as a state, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that Delhi can never be considered as a State as the Indian Constitution never envisaged such a status for it and doing so would lead to an "inevitable chaos".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IFFI Director refuses to comment on 'S Durga'
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Director Sunit Tandon on Tuesday refused to comment on the Kerala High Court's direction to screen Malayalam film "S Durga" at the ongoing 48th IFFI, saying it would not be appropriate for him to do so.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Biopic soon on rasogolla's inventor
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) A biopic on celebrated sweetmaker Nobin Chandra Das, regarded as the inventor of rasogolla, is in the works, its makers said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Assam forum condemns scribe'a killing in Tripura
Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) The Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) on Tuesday strongly condemned the murder of a journalist in Tripura and urged Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to take serious note of the incident.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper, anger in northeast
Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) A journalist was gunned down on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in western Tripura, raising political tensions and triggering widespread anger.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian basket of crude over $60/barrel, excise cuts coming?
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) With crude oil going above $60 a barrel and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) expected to extend ouput cuts later this month, the Indian government faces a difficult decision to renew the excise reduction on transport fuels in this election season.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Extortion case: Charge-sheet filed against Iqbal Kaskar, Chhota Shakeel
Thane (Maharashtra), Nov 21 (IANS) The police on Tuesday filed its charge-sheet against Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, brother of absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, in the extortion case of a Thane builder, an official said here.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Goa youth failed to match expectations for U-17 World Cup: Churchill coach
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Churchill Brothers head coach Alfred Fernandes on Tuesday claimed Goa has immense football talents but they probably failed to match the expectations to represent India in the just-concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
ISL: Popovic's Pune hope to keep Dynamos quiet
Pune, Nov 21 (IANS) In their six encounters in the Indian Super League (ISL) history, FC Pune City have managed to defeat Delhi Dynamos only once. So, when the two teams meet again on Wednesday night in their ISL four season opener at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here, FC Pune City's new head coach Ranko Popovic will be hoping to do one better.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
BSP candidate deposits Rs 5,000 -- in coins
Navsari, Nov 21 (IANS) A Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) candidate from Navsari constituency in Gujarat has deposited Rs 5,000 in coins for the state assembly elections.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Politics
Bus conductor granted bail in Ryan murder case
Gurugram, Nov 21 (IANS) A Haryana court on Tuesday granted bail to bus conductor Ashok Kumar, 42, arrested by Haryana Police for allegedly killing Class II student Pradhuman Thakur of Ryan International School in Bhondsi.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Pradhuman murder: HC grants conditional bail to Pintos
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday granted bail to the Pinto family, owners and trustees of Ryan International School, in the matter related to the murder of seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur at the Gurugram branch of the school.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
ICJ election: India appreciates Britain's decision to withdraw candidate
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India on Tuesday lauded Britain for its decision to withdraw its candidate, which led to the re-election of Justice Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi air quality may worsen: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday said the city's air quality may worsen and directed to continue measures to impound and shut down visibly polluting vehicles and factories.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Zimbabwe ministers snub Mugabe, miss cabinet meeting
Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) A routine meeting that had been called by President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday failed to take place after cabinet ministers snubbed the call to attend it.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Horasis to organise first Asia meet in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Switzerland-based international think-tank Horasis is going to hold its first Asia meet in India at Kolkata. The two-day meet, starting from November 26, is expected to be attended by over 350 Asian business leaders from 65 countries.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Business/Economy
N-energy part of green energy balance: IAEA
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) Nuclear energy is not the opposite of the green and renewable energy and there is space for both in the global energy mix, a senior IAEA official said here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab factory collapse toll 11, CM orders probe
Ludhiana, Nov 21 (IANS) The death toll in the building collapse of a plastic factory in this Punjab city has risen to 11 and some people are still feared trapped under the debris, Punjab government officials said here.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not looking for huge funds in next Budget: Railways Minister
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Railways does not need huge funds in the next Union Budget as it will focus on monetising its own assets.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Haryana orders probe on Fortis after girl's death
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of Rs 18 lakh slapped on the family, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a senior officer will investigate the case.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Singapore offers J&K help in 'critical areas': Drabu
Jammu, Nov 21 (IANS) The Singapore government has offered technical support to Jammu and Kashmir for skill, riverfront development and water management, a minister said here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Odisha to seek GI tag for 'Jagannath Rasagola'
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to apply for Geographical Indication (GI) tag for 'Jagannath Rasagola' instead of 'Odishara Rasagola', said an official on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
FIFA bans 3 officials for life
Zurich, Nov 21 (IANS) Three football officials have been banned by world football's governing body FIFA for life for taking bribes, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Al Qaeda front's two militants among three held in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Three persons, including two suspected members of Bangladesh-based Islamiist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), were arrested on Tuesday from the Kolkata railway station, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Football legends to be present at World Cup final draw
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) Football legends, including Diego Maradona, Brazil's Cafu and Italy's Fabio Cannavaro will be draw assistants at the final draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup set for December 1 in Moscow, FIFA said in a statement on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Bihar teachers asked to 'monitor' open defecation, up in arms
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) A Bihar government directive to school teachers to "monitor" open defecation in their areas has raised a stink, with affected staff up in arms over the order which they dubbed as "against teachers' dignity".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Millennial voters to be enrolled for 2018 Meghalaya polls
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Election Department is targeting to register millennial voters and has sought the cooperation of political parties in the enrolment of more voters ahead of the 2018 assembly polls, an official said here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Oxygen rise 400 mn years ago linked to spike in biodiversity: Study
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) A rapid rise in the oxygen levels over 400 million years ago may have provided a three-fold increase in biodiversity, new research has claimed.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
I stand by 'Padmavati', Bhansali: Ranveer Singh
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, one of the three lead actors of "Padmavati", on Tuesday said he stands by the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali "200 per cent" amidst the ongoing controversy over its alleged content.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata condemns killing of Tripura journalist
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the "brutal killing" of journalist Sudip Dutta Bhowmik in Tripura.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi court summons BJP MLA in defamation case
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday issued summons to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa in a defamation case filed by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MEPA, Shillong Press Club condemn killing of Tripura journalist
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Editors' and Publishers' Association (MEPA) and the Shillong Press Club on Tuesday condemned the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana's two-fold hike in aid to WW II veterans
Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Haryana government on Tuesday announced an over two-fold increase in financial assistance given to World War II veterans and their widows.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Chouhan should apologise for banning Padmavati: Rajesh Joshi (IANS Interview)
Bhopal, Nov 21 (IANS) Award winning poet and author of the verse anthology 'Do Panktiyon Ke Beech' (Between Two Lines) Rajesh Joshi has questioned the Madhya Pradesh government's decision to ban the movie "Padmavati" and has demanded an aplogy from the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his attack on the freedom of expression.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,IANS Life
I have 100 stories: Natalie Portman on sexual harassment
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman says she has "100 stories" of sexual misconduct and harassment against her in Hollywood.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I like accepting challenges: Ulka Gupta (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Ulka Gupta, known for her roles in mythological and historical shows like "Jhansi Ki Rani", "Veer Shivaji" and "Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev", says she likes accepting challenges.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
IAF chief reviews security scenario in Northeast
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Tuesday reviewed the security scenario in the northeast with commanders from the Eastern Air Command.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security
Delhi court suggests removing Hanuman statue
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday made a suggestion to authorities to consider lifting an 108-foot Lord Hanuman statue in central Delhi to remove encroachment around it.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Screen 'S Durga' at IFFI, says Kerala HC
Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed that Malayalam film "S Durga" be screened at the ongoing 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa -- a decision the movie's team and film fraternity members immediately hailed.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Two-day police remand for retired IAS officer in rape case
Jaipur, Nov 21 (IANS) A court here has sent a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer accused of raping a 23-year-old girl to two days' police remand, a police official said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Threats to Bhansali, Deepika wrong: Adityanath
Gorakhpur, Nov 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said those who have threatened "Padmavati" director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone are wrong.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Soldier, three militants killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) A soldier and three Pakistani militants were killed on Tuesday in two separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Defence/Security
'Flowing' water on Mars may be sand and dust: Study
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Dark features earlier proposed as evidence of liquid water flowing on Mars may actually be granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, says a study.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Dalai Lama gets 'KISS Humanitarian Award'
Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was honoured with the 10th KISS Humanitarian Award at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Education
East Bengal focused on bright start in I-League (IANS interview)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) East Bengal head coach Khalid Jamil said on Tuesday his side will go step by step in the I-League 2017-18 edition and at the moment the focus is on getting a good start.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,IANS Life
Will decide dates of winter session soon: Minister
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Tuesday hit out at the Congress for targeting the government over delay in convening the winter session of Parliament and said that the dates would be decided soon.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shehbaz seeks help from Amarinder to fight pollution
Lahore, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has invited Indian Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to enter a regional cooperation agreement to tackle the issue of smog and environmental pollution.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Only 'Brahma' Modi knows about date of House session: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday alleged that the government is delaying the winter session of Parliament to avoid questions from the opposition on issues like unemployment, corruption, GST and allegations against Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, which could expose them in the Gujarat polls.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Right to freedom should be protected: 'S Durga' actor
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) "S Durga" actor Kannan Nair is happy the movie will be screened at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). He says a lesson learnt is that the right to freedom needs to be protected.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Company Secretaries in India cross 52,000-mark
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) The number of Company Secretaries in India has crossed the 52,000-mark and more than four lakh students are aspiring to be one.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Syria military operation 'wrapping up', Putin tells Assad
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) Military operations against terrorists in Syria are coming to an end, with the focus shifting to a search for a political solution, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said as he hosted his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Sochi.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Restrain kids from outdoor activities: Delhi government
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday appealed to all parents to restrain their children from taking part in outdoor activities due to severe air pollution.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Grenade blast near girls school in Bengal creates panic
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Panic prevailed in a girls school in West Bengal after a grenade that was being defused in a nearby police station exploded, settling off a melee in which some students were injured, none seriously, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Himachal officer in judicial custody over custodial death
Shimla, Nov 21 (IANS) A CBI court on Tuesday sent Superintendent of Police D.W. Negi, arrested for the custodial death of an accused in the gang-rape and murder of a school girl, to judicial custody for three days.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JNU student case: CBI plea seeking lie detection test dismissed
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A court on Tuesday rejected the CBI's plea seeking consent for lie detection test of nine students in connection with the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Jharkhand ex-CS's sentencing in fodder scam case deferred to Wednesday
Ranchi, Nov 21 (IANS) Former Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty's sentencing in a fodder scam case was deferred by a day on Tuesday as judicial work in the district courts was suspended due to the death of a former Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
India has brilliant talent, but they get no chance: Majidi
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) India's film industry should ensure that the country's young talent is not stifled, renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi said here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz
50 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing
Abuja, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed when a teenage suicide bomber blew up his vest packed with explosives in a crowded mosque in Nigeria's Mubi town, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Nigeria,Religion,Terrorism
Money-minded people spend more time on Facebook
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Materialistic people are likely to have significantly more friends than people who are less interested in possessions and they are also likely to use social media more frequently and intensely, says a study.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Government keen to bring anti-triple talaq bill in winter session
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is planning to bring a bill in the winter session of Parliament banning "triple talaq" (instant divorce), government sources said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aditya Chopra the only person I don't lie to: Karan Johar
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has been in the industry for around two decades, says the only person he doesn't lie to is filmmaker Aditya Chopra.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Love hormone' makes dogs perceive angry humans less threatening
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Dogs under the influence of "love hormone" oxytocin perceive smiling human faces as more appealing and angry faces as less threatening, a study has found.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife
Bus conductor gets bail in Ryan murder case
Gurugram, Nov 21 (IANS) A sessions court here on Tuesday granted bail to bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who was arrested by the Haryana Police on the charge of killing Class two student Pradhuman Thakur.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Healthcare stocks, strong rupee lift equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Continuing with gains for the fourth consecutive session, key Indian equity indices on Tuesday closed on a higher note due to strong buying witnessed in stocks of healthcare majors like Dr. Reddy's Lab, Sun Pharma, Cipla and Lupin, as well as a strong rupee.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Manushi follows holistic beauty regime, says skincare expert
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is a hardworking girl and diligently follows a holistic beauty regime, says Amit Karkhanis, her official skincare expert.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Proud of Sanal for believing in 'S Durga': Apurva Asrani
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Film writer and editor Apurva Asrani on Tuesday said he is proud that filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan believed in his movie "S Durga" and fought for justice in having it screened at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Warner plays down injury scare ahead of Ashes opener
Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) Ahead of the Ashes opener on Thursday, Australia received an injury scare when vice-captain David Warner twinged his neck while taking a high catch on the Gabba outfield before leaving the playing area.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Mahmud likely to take over as interim Bangladesh head coach
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan has hinted that former skipper Khaled Mahmud may step in as the new head coach on an interim basis if the board fails to hire a foreign coach till the ODI tri-series at home in January.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Psychoactive drug use may up death risk in Alzheimer's patients
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Benzodiazepine -- a class of psychoactive drugs -- used as first-line treatment of anxiety, agitation and insomnia among persons with Alzheimer's disease, may increase their risk of death by 40 per cent, warns a study.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Hackathon grand finale kicks off ahead of GCCS 2017
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The two-day curtain raiser leading to the the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017 this week kicked off on Tuesday with a 36-hour challenge in the grand finale of the "Global Cyber Challenge".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
President underlines development of northeastern states
Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday underlined the need for the overall development of the northeastern states and said the region's connectivity with the outside world through air and waterways will be improved.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Pakistani graft court declares Finance Minister an absconder
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was declared an absconder by an accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday in a corruption reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
2017-11-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian, S.Korean team recycles onion peels into nanogenerators
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Chopping onions makes you cry but now, thanks to scientists from India and South Korea, recycled onion skin waste offers reason to cheer for the green energy-powered smart devices sector.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
RIL raises $800 mn through 10-year bonds at lowest rate
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Tuesday said it has raised $800 million by selling 10-year bonds in the first offering since Moody's last week raised India's sovereign rating after 14 years.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Padmavati' row: Haryana BJP leader booked for offering bounty
Gurugram, Nov 21 (IANS) A Haryana BJP leader was booked on Tuesday for threatening to behead Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone over their movie "Padmavati" and for standing firm by his announcement of a Rs 10 crore reward for it.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Exotel, CleverTap to provide better SMS marketing solutions
Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Mobile analytics and user engagement platform CleverTap on Tuesday joined hands with cloud telephony solution provider Exotel to help businesses run personalised SMS marketing campaigns.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Stokes let down a lot of people, feels Warner
Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) Australia vice-captain David Warner has slammed suspended English all-rounder Ben Stokes for "letting a lot of people down" with his behaviour outside a nightclub in Bristol in September.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Slow pace in old age may indicate heart diseases
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Are you facing difficulty in taking rapid steps? Beware, it may indicate the risk of chronic heart illness.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Recognition of Bangabandhu's March 7 speech to be celebrated
Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi diplomatic missions the world over will observe the recognition of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's March 7 speech by the Unesco through various events on November 25.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
State Street opens centre of excellence in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) State Street Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, on Tuesday announced the opening of a new centre of excellence in Hyderabad and expanding its facility in Bengaluru.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Will phase out diesel locomotive in five years: Goyal
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Coal and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will completely phase out diesel locomotives in the next five years and will switch to electric locomotives with the focus on increasing speed.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Infants start understanding words at 6 months: Study
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) New parents must be having difficulty in handling the wails and tantrums of their babies at any hour of the day. But do you know that your baby has a proper understanding of what you want to convey?
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
I-League 2017-18 season launched
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The 11th edition of I-League, India's premeier football league, was launched here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Myanmar, Bangladesh to meet on Rohingya crisis
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 21 (IANS) Myanmar and Bangladesh will hold a ministerial meeting on the humanitarian crisis faced by thousands of Rohingya refugees, according to an announcement on Tuesday at the conclusion of the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Arunachal Governor flags off Indo-Bhutan friendship car rally
Itanagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) on Tuesday flagged off the second edition of the Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally at Itanagar.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Saqib working with Salman's trainer for 'Race 3'
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Saqib Saleem says he is training with superstar Salman Khan's trainer Rakesh Udiyar for his upcoming film "Race 3".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
We'll set up more manufacturing units in India: Xiaomi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) After sharing the top slot for the first time with South Korean tech giant Samsung in the Indian smartphone market, Xiaomi on Tuesday said it is geared up to take "Make in India" to the next level by setting up more manufacturing units across the country from next year.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Dera chief's aide gets five-day police remand
Panchkula (Haryana), Nov 21 (IANS) A court in Panchkula town sent Pawan Insan, a close aide of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to five days police remand on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apparel exporters losing competitiveness by 9%
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Apparel exporters are losing competitiveness by around 9 per cent in export markets after the implementation of GST and want a higher reimbursement of central and state levies to stall the continuing decline in exports.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
US scientists find new possibility to cure leukemia
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) A group of American scientists has found a new possibility to cure leukemia, a deadly disease that strikes patients as young as seven.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
US conducts airstrikes on Afghan opium labs
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The US has conducted a series of airstrikes targeting opium processing labs in Afghanistan as part of a campaign targeting the Talibans $200 million-a-year drug trade.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
DRI to appeal dismissal of show-cause notice in Adani case
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has said it still has time to appeal against the dismissal of the show-cause notice it served on the Adani Group for allegedly over-invoicing imports to the tune of around Rs 5,000 crore ($770 million).
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
How breastmilk helps combat food allergies in newborns
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Breastmilk of nursing mothers who eat foods that commonly cause allergy, such as milk, eggs, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish during pregnancy can help protect newborns from developing food allergies, suggests a new research.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Ashes: Stokes hits back at Hayden's dig at England squad
Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) The pre-Ashes banter continued to hit the headlines with suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes taking a dig at former Australia opener Matthew Hayden's comments on the rookie English batting in the run-up to the first Test at the Gabba here from Thursday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
SBI biggest bank by volume of SMSes: Report
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) is the biggest bank by volume of SMSes, with 30 per cent of Truecaller users using it, followed by HDFC at 14 per cent and ICICI at 13 percent, a new report claimed on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kohli jumps to 5th spot in Test rankings for batsmen
Dubai, Nov 21 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli replaced Australian opener David Warner to grab the fifth spot in the rankings for Test batsmen, while Ravindra Jadeja has slipped to the third position in the bowlers' chart, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Equity indices close higher, healthcare stocks boost sentiments
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday provisionally closed on a higher note with strong buying witnessed in stocks of healthcare majors like Dr. Reddy's Lab, Sun Pharma, Cipla and Lupin.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
30 killed in Nigeria suicide blast
Abuja, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bombing inside a mosque in Nigeria, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Nigeria,Religion,Terrorism
Oscar winner wants India to ban elephant rides
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Moved by a photograph showing an Indian elephant and her baby desperately trying to outrun flaming projectiles being thrown at them by a mob, Academy Award winning actress Anjelica Huston has urged India's tourism ministry to ban elephant rides.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper
Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) A journalist was shot dead on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in Bodhjung Nagar in Tripura, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arjun Kanungo unveils audio of 'Gallan tipsiyaan'
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) "Baaki baatein peene baad" hitmaker Arjun Kanungo on Tuesday released the audio of a party number titled "Gallan tipsiyaan".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Garmin India unveils new activity tracker at Rs 24,990
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Garmin India, a unit of global satellite navigation leader Garmin Ltd, on Tuesday launched a new multi-fit activity tracker at Rs 24,990.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Sports,Technology
Amitabh Bachchan to participate in 26/11 memorial event
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is preparing to participate in an event to mark the 26/11 terror attacks.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
5 arrested after gunfight in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The police on Tuesday exchanged fire with a group of criminals here during a raid conducted jointly with the Punjab police to apprehend a wanted criminal from the state.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hazare plans new campaign, solicits people's participation
Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Nov 21 (IANS) Blaming the Modi government for failing to take steps to prevent corruption, veteran activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday announced plans for a new anti-graft campaign for which he sought public participation.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ever shifting goalposts: Modi ministers and post-truth politics
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Whether it is Aadhaar or demonetisation, ministers in the Modi government keep shifting the goalposts whenever they hit a roadblock, says Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Derek OBrien.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Kovind in Manipur amid general strike
Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Tuesday amid a shutdown called by insurgents that crippled life across Manipur.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Screen 'S Durga' at IFFI, says Kerala HC
Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) A single bench of the Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed that Malayalam film "S Durga" be screened at the ongoing 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Kerala HC allows actor Dileep to travel abroad
Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday permitted Malayalam superstar Dileep, currently out on bail in a case involving kidnapping and sexual assault of an actress in February, to travel to Dubai.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IT department to challenge ITAT order favouring Tatas
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Income Tax (IT) authorities are expected to challenge a recent order of the IT Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) here that dismissed a bid to tax the Tatas on capital gains of around Rs 1 lakh crore from the 2006 sale of Idea Cellular shares by a Mauritius subsidiary of the group.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Honda Cars to close FY18 with 17% volume growth
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) Car maker Honda Cars India Ltd hopes to close this fiscal with 17 per cent growth in volumes sales and will launch six models over the next three years, said a senior official.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Thousands pay last respects to Dasmunsi
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Thousands of grief stricken people and leaders cutting across political lines turned up on Tuesday to bid adieu to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who died in a Delhi hospital on Monday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Padmavati' protests much ado about nothing? (Column: Active Voice)
It's that time of the year again when our sentiments are hurt, and it is acceptable to temporarily suspend liberal democracy because of it. The latest victim of the now-ubiquitous tyranny of hurt sentiments has been Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati", which has been accused of twisting historical "facts". After a series of unfortunate events over the last week pertaining to the movie, which involved a couple of death threats, its makers have been left with no option but to "voluntarily defer" the release date.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Opinion/Commentary,Human Interest/Society
Vijender to take on Fielding next year
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian pro boxing ace Vijender Singh will take on British and Commonwealth Super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding, who will defend his newly acquired title on March 30, 2018, it was announced on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Sri Lankan PM prays at Mookambika temple in Karnataka
Kollur (Karnataka), Nov 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday offered prayers at the Mookambika temple in Udupi district in Karnatka, an official said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Diplomacy
China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites
Beijing, Nov 21 (IANS) China launched three remote sensing satellites on Tuesday designed to improve observation capability to promote commercial use for the remote sensing industry, authorities said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
Zimbabwe ex-VP urges Mugabe to resign
Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) Zimbabwe's former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking led to last week's Army takeover, on Tuesday urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security
Bodies of three children found in Haryana
Panchkula (Haryana), Nov 21 (IANS) The Haryana Police on Tuesday questioned the father and uncle of three minor children whose bodies were found in the Morni hills area of Panchkula district, adjoining Chandigarh.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Myanmar imposing apartheid system on Rohingyas: Amnesty
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 21 (IANS) Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Myanmar of imposing a system of apartheid on the Rohingya Muslim minority, saying that an institutionalised system of discrimination constitutes a crime against humanity.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IFFI's Indian Panorama begins with many a fumble
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Quite unexpectedly, there were no protests over the controversial exclusion of two films from the 48th IFFI's Indian Panorama at its inauguration by evergreen actress Sridevi here on Tuesday, but the event itself saw many a fumble.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Microsoft India cybersecurity centre empowers 126 organisations
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Microsoft India on Tuesday said its "Cybersecurity Engagement Centre" in New Delhi has reached out to 126 organisations in a year, empowering them with information and techniques to secure critical information infrastructure and help reduce malware and digital risk in the country.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Calls to boycott IFFI 'madness', says Rahul Rawail
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Rahul Rawail, who is the acting jury head of the Indian Panorama section of the 48th IFFI after Sujoy Ghosh resigned in the wake of the exclusion of two jury-suggested films in the final list, says calls to boycott the movie gala is "madness".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
'Brij Mohan Amar Rahe' inspired by bizarre case in Haryana: Director
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Upcoming film "Brij Mohan Amar Rahe" is inspired by a bizarre case that took place in Haryana, says its director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government avoiding Parliament due to Gujarat polls: Congress
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday alleged the government is deliberately delaying the winter session of Parliament to avoid questions from the opposition benches which can hamper its prospects in the Gujarat assembly polls.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Huge victory for India as Justice Bhandari re-elected to ICJ
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) In a major diplomatic victory for India, Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Fashion Capsule exhibition back with another edition
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Mallika Jain is back with yet another edition of Fashion Capsule, a one day winter themed fashion exhibition that will have see participation of many designers and brands.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Widows of gallantry award winners to get allowance even after remarriage
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that widows of gallantry award winners will continue to get their allowance even after remarriage. Till now, the allowance would only contiue if a widow remarried her brother-in-law.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Legendary volleyball coach could be next governor of Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS) Bernardo "Bernardinho" Rezende, who was the world's most successful volleyball coach ever and the winner of six Olympic medals, admitted that he is contemplating running for governor of Rio de Janeiro state and is not afraid to tackle this difficult challenge.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Other Sports
Hyderabad Airport installs waste recycling machines
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has become the first airport in the country to commence installing waste recycling machines as a pilot project.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India needs over $200 bn of investment in renewable infrastructure
Bonn, Nov 21 (IANS) India is on track to catalyse $200-300 billion of new investment in its renewable energy infrastructure in the next decade with global capital inflows playing an increasingly crucial role, a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute foresees.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
First known interstellar asteroid is cigar-shaped 'oddball'
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) An interstellar asteroid that was first found passing through our solar system in mid-October is a cigar-shaped object which is quite unlike asteroids seen in our solar system, new research has found.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Struggling Eibar thrash Betis 5-0 in La Liga
Eibar (Spain), Nov 21 (IANS) Eibar broke their seven-match winless streak with a 5-0 rout of Real Betis, as the home side nearly equalled their scoring total for the previous 11 La Liga football games.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sad I'm an Indian living in India: Actor Rohit Roy
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) The atmosphere of "intolerance" and "barbaric" statements on "beheading" of filmmakers and actors has upset Rohit Roy, who says he is frustrated about being an Indian living in India.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Pakistan arrests 16 foreigners for illegal border crossing
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Sixteen foreigners were arrested in Pakistan's Balochistan province for illegally trying to cross the country's border into Iran, authorities said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beijing Guoan midfielder Ralf on Corinthians radar
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS) Newly crowned Brazilian Serie A champions Corinthians could make an offer to re-sign Beijing Guoan midfielder Ralf next season, according to the Sao Paulo football club's coach Fabio Carille.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Chapecoense crash survivor Follmann eyes Paralympics
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS) Chapecoense air crash survivor Jackson Follmann has revealed a desire to compete in the Paralympics as a swimmer.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football,Other Sports
Global cues, healthcare stocks propel equity indices
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Positive Asian markets, coupled with strong buying in stocks of healthcare majors like Dr. Reddy's Lab, Sun Pharma, Cipla and Lupin, propelled the key Indian equity indices during the mid-afternoon trade session on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Seth Meyers may host Golden Globes
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Popular TV host Seth Meyers is in final talks to host the upcoming 75th Golden Globe Awards.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amiens crush Lille in rescheduled Ligue 1 match
Paris, Nov 21 (IANS) Amiens showed determination to bounce back in their 3-0 home victory over Lille in a rescheduled 8th round of action in the Ligue 1 football championship.
2017-11-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Nadda seeks report from Fortis after girl's death
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Calling the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital unfortunate, Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said the government had sought a detailed report from the hospital.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SRK matches Kailash Kher 'jungli' dance at IFFI
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Singer-composer Kailash Kher says it was unbelievable for him to see that superstar Shah Rukh Khan matched his "jungli and aghori" dance at the ongoing 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tapping emotions key to delivering customer experiences in India: Forrester
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) As enterprises in India become more conscious about delivering better customer experiences, brands should now create a clear vision of the exact differentiated experience and then work towards making it a reality, Forrester said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Navy's remotely piloted aircraft crashes
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy crashed while taking off from the Kochi Naval Base, an officer said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Serial entrepreneur acquires Canada-based Pulsus
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Serial entrepreneur Dr. Srinubabu has acquired Canada-based scientific medical informatics Pulsus Group Inc, foraying into the big scientific, medical informatics market worldwide.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Trump administration ends temporary protection for Haitians
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump's administration has announced that it was ending a humanitarian programme that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the US since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, media reports said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Putin meets Assad to discuss Syria war
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Syrian counterpart Bashar-al-Assad to discuss the war in Syria, the Kremlin said in on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Adam Fields accused of sexual harassment
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Hollywood executive and producer Adam Fields has been accused of sexually harassing several women when he was a part of Relativity Media from 2010 to 2016.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Give your old sneakers a pretty makeover
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Are you tired of monochromes? Inject some quirky designs and beautiful hues to your comfy untouched pair of kicks and brighten up the otherwise dull dance floor this party season.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jennifer Garner not interested in dating
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner says she is not interested in dating anyone right now following her split from actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck over two years ago.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Logjam over Botad seat between PAAS, Congress
Gandhinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday called off a press conference after differences cropped up between his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) and the Congress over the Botad assembly constituency.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Opposition slams Bihar BJP chief for 'finger chopping' remark
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) The opposition RJD and Congress on Tuesday slammed Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai for his remarks that fingers raised at Prime Minister Narendra Modi will either be "broken or chopped off".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
CBI summons kin of conductor in Pradhuman murder case
New Delhi/Gurugram, Nov 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday summoned a relative of bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who has been arrested for the murder of a young school student in Gurgaon.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Facebook Live saves woman who collapsed due to high BP
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) The audience watching a US woman leading her daily prayer service on Facebook Live helped save her life when she suddenly passed out in the middle of the service, the media reported.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Trump administration asks SC to allow entire travel ban
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has asked the Supreme Court to allow the latest version of its controversial travel ban to go fully into effect, pending appeal, the media reported.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shiv Sena taunts BJP over Chhillar win
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking a dig at the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday wondered why no one from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has claimed credit after Manushi Chhillar brought the 'Miss World' crown to India.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Lifestyle/Fashion
Television has a huge reach: Vivek Oberoi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi says the small screen has a larger reach than cinema.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Modi lauds MEA for Bhandari's ICJ re-election
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her department for Justice Dalveer Bhandari's re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
2017-11-21
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Tillerson says all is well with State Department
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has denied mounting accusations over his management of the State Department, insisting that his "redesign" will erase all concerns.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Facebook launches 'bot makeover contest' for small businesses
San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) Inspired by small businesses who are using Facebook Messenger to connect with their communities and customers, the social media giant has announced the launch of the first-ever "bot makeover contest".
2017-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Cisco teams up with Interpol to fight cyber crime
Singapore, Nov 21 (IANS) Intensifying the fight against cyber crime, networking giant Cisco and international police organisation Interpol on Tuesday announced an agreement to share threat intelligence.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Singapore,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan-led probe to Martian moons to carry NASA instrument
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) NASA will send an instrument to study the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos on a Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of the Red Planet planned for launch in 2024, the US space agency has said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Alessandra Ambrosio announces retirement
Shanghai, Nov 21 (IANS) Model Alessandra Ambrosio has announced she's retiring from lingerie brand Victoria's Secret after 17 years of association.
2017-11-21
Category: International, China,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I'm more famous in India than in Iran, says Majidi
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, who admires Satyajit Ray's work, says he feels he is more famous in India than in his own country.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Art market all hype and high society: Artist Jatin Das (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Prominent Indian artist Jatin Das -- painting for well over five decades now -- has come down heavily on the state of the contemporary art market. In one of his rare interviews in recent years, the prolific artist reflected upon his illustrious career and maintained that the art world has undergone "a sea change" and that many young artists compromise for their "bread and butter".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features
Aadhaar linking problematic: Mamata
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday reiterated her criticism of the "problematic" linking of Aadhaar and the alleged disclosure of personal data on government web sites.
2017-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Singer Della Reese dead
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Singer Della Reese, who moved from pop and jazz singing stardom in the 1950s and 1960s to a long career as a popular TV actress on "Touched by an Angel" and other shows, is dead. She was 86.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Effects of globalisation: Chronicling the transformation of Indian food
Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Though its origin isn't exactly Indian, chicken tikka masala has strangely epitomised Indian food across the world, and has remained a hackneyed icon.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Railways to use Artificial Intelligence for preventing signal failures
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Aiming to reduce the possibilities of signals failing, Indian Railways has undertaken remote condition monitoring of the system, a new approach for the national transporter, to predict failures through the effective use of Artificial Intelligence.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
UP pitches Taj as top film shooting location
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The Taj Mahal may have been dropped from the Uttar Pradesh government's tourism paraphernalia, but the Agra monument is one of the state's top USPs, when it comes to pitching for a film shooting destination to filmmakers at the IFFI.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
'With ferries Goa can be modelled after Venice'
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Goa has the potential to become the Venice of the East if it taps its intricate network of inland waterways for commuting, suggests Rajiv Somani, chairman and managing director of Drishti Marine, promoter of the state's first private ferry service.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy
Police posted outside Deepika's parents' home in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Police personnel have been posted outside the residence of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone's parents here following threats over her role in the Hindi film "Padmavati", the police said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IAS officer arrested in Rajasthan for rape
Jaipur, Nov 21 (IANS) Senior IAS officer B.B. Mohanty accused of raping a 23-year-old woman was arrested here, a police officer said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mueller to interview more senior White House officials
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Investigators working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller are scheduled to interview additional senior White House officials in the coming weeks over alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, the media reported.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Connection between classical dance and yoga not acknowledged: Dancer Rekha Tandon (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) There is a sublime connection between classical dance forms and yoga, be it in the body movements or the association of mind and soul. But danseuse Rekha Tandon believes that the links between these two traditions haven't been explored and much needs to be done on this score.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Majority of online customers dissatisfied with products: Survey
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A survey participated in by 18,000 people has revealed that 62 per cent experienced significant variations between online reviews and the final product received.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Don't know anything about IFFI protests, 'Padmavati' stir: Muzaffar Ali
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) There are calls to boycott the 48th International Film Festival of India over the stir around "Padmavati" release and the exclusion of "S Durga" and "Nude" from IFFI's Indian Panorama section. But filmmaker Muzaffar Ali doesn't want to comment about it and says that he has no idea about the controversy.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi lauds Bhandari on ICJ re-election
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Justice Dalveer Bhandari for his re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
2017-11-21
Category: International, India,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Coldest night in Srinagar, Leh frozen at minus 10.2
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Srinagar on Tuesday witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the minimum temperature dropped to minus 1.7 degrees Celsius.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ludhiana factory collapse toll rises to 10
Ludhiana, Nov 21 (IANS) The death toll in the building collapse of a plastic factory in Ludhiana, in Punjab, has risen to 10, an official said here on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Misty Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) It was a misty Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 10.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, weather office said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Facebook can't regulate itself: Ex-employee
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) When it comes to data privacy, the lawmakers should not allow Facebook to regulate itself because it would not, a former employee at the social media giant has stressed.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Canon India appoints Gary Lee as Vice President, CFO
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Canon India on Tuesday appointed Gary Lee as its Chief Financial Officer and Vice President who will oversee finance and taxation, legal and corporate communication divisions in the country.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Google to soon fix buzzing sound in Pixel 2
San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) Google will soon release a fix for the faint buzzing sound that appears during calls on some Pixel 2 devices.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Respect Deepika's freedom: Kamal Haasan
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan stands in support of "Padmavati" actress Deepika Padukone and says he respects the actress' freedom. He also urged "cerebral India" to wake up.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Politics
Kim Jong-un says sanctions make national spirit stronger
Pyongyang, Nov 21 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that sanctions make the country's national spirit after the US declared Pyongyang a state sponsor of terrorism, a state media report said on Tuesday.
2017-11-21
Category: International, North Korea,Politics
Three Pakistani LeT militants killed in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Three Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Key Indian equity indices trade higher during early session
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) The key Indian equity market indices opened in the green on Tuesday following global cues.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
New York Times to suspend journalist over sexual misconduct
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) The New York Times announced that it will suspend Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent journalists, after he was accused of sexual misconduct.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Special Terrorist Zones' for LeT, JeM must end, says India
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) Declaring that Afghanistan's stability and security was tied to that of the entire region, India has demanded an end to the "Special Terrorist Zones" in Pakistan where militant outfits, the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) are protected.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Noise detected in Atlantic not from missing Argentine submarine
Buenos Aires, Nov 21 (IANS) The Argentine Navy has confirmed that a noise detected in the South Atlantic area, was not from the ARA San Juan, a submarine with 44 crew members on board which disappeared last week.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump administration ends temporary protection for Haitians
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump's administration is ending a humanitarian programme that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the US since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, White House officials said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Richa almost lost Bholi Punjaban role
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who played Bholi Punjaban in "Fukrey", says she had almost lost the role due to some miscommunication.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Oil prices decline ahead of OPEC meeting
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Oil prices declined as investors became cautious ahead of an OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) meeting next week, a media report said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
I'm more famous in India than my country: Majid Majidi
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi always wanted to tell an Indian story and admires the work done by Satyajit Ray. Majidi says he feels he is more famous in India than his country.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Majidi and I belong to elite society, says Rahman
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman says he and Iranian auteur Majid Majidi belong to an elite society as they both have got fatwas.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Trump administration challenges AT&T-Time Warner merger
Washington,, Nov 21 (IANS) The US government has filed a suit in federal court in the District of Columbia to prevent the merger of AT&T and the Time Warner media group, a media report said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test: NASA
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) NASA has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE), the US space agency announced.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Salt-N-Pepa join Taraji P. Henson on TV skit
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Popular hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa have signed on to appear in festive TV skit "White Hot Holidays" alongside actress Taraji P. Henson and rapper Method Man.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China delivers 1,000 tonnes of rice to Syria in food aid
Latakia, Nov 21 (IANS) A total of 1,000 tonnes of rice donated by China has been delivered to Syria's northwestern city of Latakia, the Chinese Embassy in Damascus said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Business/Economy
Libyan army accuses UN-backed government of slave trade
Tripoli, Nov 21 (IANS) Libya's eastern-based army has accused the UN-backed government of migrant slave trade, a media report said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Can't be snobby in business, says Paul Smith
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Veteran fashion designer Paul Smith thinks the key to success is to not be "snobby".
2017-11-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to world court as Britain bows to UN majority
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) Judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday as the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Intensified mortar attack kills 8 in Damascus
Damascus, Nov 21 (IANS) At least eight people were killed by an intensified rebel mortar shelling on residential areas in the capital Damascus, a media report said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Defence/Security
Morocco to host 2nd China-Africa Investment Forum
Rabat, Nov 21 (IANS) The second China-Africa Investment Forum (CAIF) will be held in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on November 27-28, the organisers said in a statement.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy
Qatar to simplify residency procedures of expat workers
Doha, Nov 21 (IANS) Qatar has made the residency procedures easier for expatriate workers by allowing them to complete the procedures at their home countries, a media report said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Skincare myths demystified
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Don't self-judge your skin and arrive at your own skin diagnosis, say experts who suggest people should use sunscreen is a must even if you don't see the sun outside.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
White House reporter suspended for alleged sexual misconduct
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The New York Times has suspended Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent reporters covering the White House, over allegations of sexual misconduct involving younger, female journalists, a media report said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Second woman accuses US Senator of sexual harassment
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) A second woman has accused US Democratic Senator Al Franken of sex harassment, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture in a state fair in 2010, it was revealed.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fergie flirts with Piers Morgan
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Singer Fergie flirted with TV personality Piers Morgan on his show "Good Morning Britain".
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hezbollah to withdraw from Iraq after IS defeat
Beirut, Nov 21 (IANS) The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has said that the group will withdraw its fighters from Iraq once the Islamic State terror organisation has been completely eradicated.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Jordan launches EU-supported solar plant
Amman, Nov 21 (IANS) Jordan has with the European Union support launched a 5-megawatts solar plant located in the south of the country, a media report said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Jordan,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Yellen to step down once successor swears in
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has said she would step down as Fed Governor once her successor swears in.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Britain withdraws from world court election
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) Britain withdrew on Monday the candidature of its candidate for the International Court of Justice, paving the way for the election of India's Dalveer Bhandari.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kim Kardashian West buys 'single pad'
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian reportedly has a separate apartment where she can go to chill.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Girl dies of dengue; Fortis charges Rs 18 lakh from family
Gurugram , Nov 21 (IANS) In a shocking case, the parents of a seven-year-old girl, who died of dengue after undergoing treatment at the Fortis Hospital here, were allowed to take their daughter's dead body after paying the exorbitant bill of Rs 18 lakh.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
China ready to further boost cooperation with ASEAN
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 21 (IANS) China is ready to further boost cooperation with the ASEAN, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics,Diplomacy
Kris Jenner wants to take her show into space
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kris Jenner reportedly wants to film her popular TV show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" in space.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Zimbabwe's ruling party plans to impeach Mugabe
Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF is set to begin impeachment proceedings in the Parliament against President Robert Mugabe, a media report said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Trump to declare N. Korea state sponsor of terror
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he intended to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror.
2017-11-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism
Karnataka CM tells Haryana to act against those threatening Deepika
Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has urged the Haryana government to act against fringe elements threatening to bodily harm Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone for her lead role in Hindi film "Padmavati".
2017-11-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
WHO demands release of kidnapped doctor in Libya
Tripoli, Nov 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for the release of a doctor kidnapped in the southern Libyan city of Sabha last week by an unknown group, a media report said.
2017-11-21
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
SC stays NGT order on new approach to Vaishno Devi temple
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the National Green Tribunals order to direct the Vaishno Devi temple authorities to open a new approach road for use by pedestrians and battery-operated vehicles from November 24.
2017-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Environment/Wildlife
India's UN envoy meeting Security Council, General Assembly heads on ICJ election
United Nations, Nov 20 (IANS) India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin on Monday morning met presidents of the Security Council, Sebastiano Cardi, and the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajcak, ahead of the deadlocked world court election scheduled for later in the day, Lajcak's Spokesperson Brenden Varma said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Congress second list of 13 nominees for Gujarat polls has four replacements
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress on Monday released a second list of 13 candidates for the first phase of Gujarat elections scheduled on December 9, including four new contestants in place of candidates announced earlier.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nilekanis donate half of wealth to philanthropy
Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) Infosys co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini Nilekani have pledged to donate half of their wealth to philanthropy.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
India has put 'Dharma' at centre of governance: Naidu
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) "Dharma" is for the stability of society, maintenance of social order and the general well-being and progress of human kind, and India has put Dharma at the centre of governance," Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bhuvi, Dhawan released from India's squad
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and opener Shikhar Dhawan were on Monday released from Indian Test team playing Sri Lanka in three Tests.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'Padmavati' not to be released in Rajasthan without changes: CM
Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday said that 'Padmavati' will not be released in Rajasthan till necessary changes as per the suggestions given to the Centre were incorporated in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Overweight women advised to undergo mammography more often
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Overweight women should undergo mammography screen tests more frequently than women with lower BMI, suggests a new study.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Young, early-stage entrepreneurs to attend GES in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The entrepreneurs attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) here this month are mostly young and who just started their businesses, an official said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Suggestions invited for changes to food safety law
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has invited suggestions and objections for amendments to the Food and Safety Standards (Contaminants, Toxins, Residues) Regulations, 2011, said an official statement on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Security cover of Manipur Congress MLAs slashed
Imphal, Nov 20 (IANS) The security cover of 16 Congress legislators in Manipur has been slashed to seven personnel each, from the earlier count of 15, with effect from Monday, a police officer said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Create awareness on Blue Whale game's dangers: SC
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that awareness needs to be created among students about the dangers of online games like the Blue Whale Challenge Game and that parents and teachers shoulder responsibility to ensure that youngsters don't get trapped.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
I-League: East Bengal face 'walkover' threat in first home game
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) City soccer giants East Bengal may have to forfeit three points in their first I-League home game against reigning champions Aizawl FC after issues regarding playing at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan surfaced.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Shia Waqf Board nod for Ram temple, wants mosque in Lucknow
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) Shia Central Waqf Board on Monday issued a draft on the resolution of the Ayodhya dispute, in which it argued for construction of Ram Mandir at the contested property, while writing to the state government for a mosque in Lucknow.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Connectivity, climate change, terrorism to impact businesses: Jaishankar
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Connectivity, climate and terrorism are three key issues that will impact businesses in a changing world, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Nabaneeta Dev Sen presented Big Little Book Award
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Sahitya Akademi awardee Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has been declared winner of the Big Little Book Award this year in the "Author in Bengali Language" category for her contribution to the children's literature.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Wipro arm to provide smart lighting with Cisco in India
Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) Wipro Lighting, a part of Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting Group, on Monday said it will provide smart lighting solutions to modern buildings across the country in partnership with global networking product major Cisco.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Dera chief's aide arrested by Haryana Police
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) After being on the run for nearly three months, Pawan Insan, a close aide of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, has been arrested by the special investigation team (SIT) of the Haryana Police, police sources said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajasthan considering 'Padmavati' ban, seeking legal opinion
Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan government is considering a ban on 'Padmavati' movie within the legal framework and seeking legal advice on the issue, Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
There can't be any compromise on women's safety: IWPC to Delhi Police chief
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Indian Women's Press Corps on Monday wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to highlight the issue of safety of working women in the capital, in the wake of the molestation of two women, including a journalist, on November 13 at the ITO Metro station.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistani flotilla visits Iran to deepen naval exchanges
Tehran, Nov 20 (IANS) Two vessels of the Pakistani Navy berthed at Iran's southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Monday for a friendly visit, Tasnim news agency reported.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Centre working to meet critical shortage in armed forces: Bhamre
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The government is working tirelessly to tackle critical shortages in the armed forces and designing policies in a manner to make procurements fast and transparent, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Gadkari to meet London Mayor, to adopt city's transport system
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Minister for Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said he will meet the Mayor of London to boost the government's efforts to adopt the London transport system, including electric double-decker buses.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Pulis sacked as West Bromwich head coach
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Tony Pulis has been sacked as West Bromwich Albion head coach only two days after suffering a 0-4 home defeat to Chelsea.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Coal tar put on 'Biswa Bangla' logo, Trinammol accuses BJP
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Amid controversy about the ownership of Biswa Bangla logo, some miscreants allegedly put coal tar on it and also on photographs of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, printed on banners along both sides of the VIP road in the northeastern outskirts of the city.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian logistics sector granted infrastructure status
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Indian logistics sector has been granted infrastructure status to help it access loans on easier terms as well as encourage manufacturing and job creation in the country, the government said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Railway commissions new EI system of 800 routes at Kharagpur
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In a bid to increase speed and ensure punctuality of trains, Railways on Monday said that it has commissioned India's largest state-of-the-art Electronic Interlocking (EI) system of 800 routes at Kharagpur station in West Bengal by replacing the century old Route Relay Interlocking system with 423 routes.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
India, World Bank ink $100mn loan agreement for solar parks
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) India and the World Bank on Monday signed a $100-million loan and grant agreement to help the country increase its solar power generation capacity, an official statement said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Sonia, Manmohan among star campaigners for Gujarat polls
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi are among the 40 star campaigners for the party for the Gujarat Assembly elections scheduled on December 9 and 14.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farmers hold protest march, 'table two Bills' at mock Parliament session in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Thousands of farmers from across the country held a protest march here on Monday and also began a two-day 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' or a mock Parliament session where "two Bills" were tabled, on crop loans waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce, to highlight government apathy towards the farming community.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Iran, Qatar, Turkey keen to step up trade
Tehran, Nov 20 (IANS) The economy ministers of Iran, Qatar and Turkey will hold a meeting soon to discuss the expansion of trilateral trade, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Qatar says dialogue is only way to resolve Gulf dispute
Doha, Nov 20 (IANS) Qatar believes that the only way to resolve the Gulf crisis is through open dialogue, Qatar TV quoted Qatari Deputy Prime Minister as saying on Sunday night.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Qatar,Politics,Diplomacy
Nine workers killed as crane crashes on tunnel in Maharashtra
Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 20 (IANS) At least nine workers were killed when a crane crashed on a tunnel on the Neera-Bhima rivers linking project here on Monday evening.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smriti Irani draws attention to 'tolerant' government
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said that a minister who can a take a joke on herself is an example that the current government is tolerant.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
DDA allots land for bus terminal in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Monday handed over 12 acres of land to the Transport Department for building a bus terminal.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
TN Governor justifies review meet, says will repeat it
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday said that his recent review meeting with officials of Coimbatore district was within the framework of the Constitution and he would continue to hold such meetings.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Aircraft built on Mumbai building terrace, ready to soar
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) In an unparalleled achievement, a commercial pilot who made a full-fledged aircraft on the terrace of his residence has been awarded a registration by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, a top official said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
BJP says Rahul's elevation timed just before impending Gujarat defeat
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The BJP on Monday criticised the "dynastic" Congress over the expected elevation of its party Vice President Rahul Gandhi as Congress President, and said the timing of the CWC announcement was "curious", coming before "yet another impending defeat in Gujarat".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief
Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the party said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ivanka's schedule under tight wraps due to high threat perception
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The threat perception to US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, who is visiting India this month, is very high and the US government has requested the authorities not to disclose even the slightest piece of information about her schedule, a senior official said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Gates 3 & 4 of Feroz Shah Kotla to be named after Anjum Chopra
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A month after the Gate No.2 was dedicated to former India opener Virender Sehwag, the Ferozshah Kotla Ground in the national capital will have another couple of gates named after ex-Indian women's team captain Anjum Chopra.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SC allows Karti Chidambaram to go abroad
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday permitted Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to visit the United Kingdom for the admission of his daughter to Cambridge University.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Mamata in north Bengal for all-party meet on Darjeeling hills
Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached north Bengal on Monday where she is scheduled to hold an all-party meeting on November 21 to discuss the situation in Darjeeling hills, a state minister said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
The last 10-15 overs put us under pressure: Chandimal
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) After staving off defeat by a whisker, Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal on Monday said the last 10-15 overs put his side under lot of pressure on day five of the first Test against India at the Eden Gardens here.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Former I&B Minister P.R. Dasmunsi dead; PM, Sonia, AIFF condole (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who suffered a stroke in 2008 and slipped into coma, passed away at Apollo Hospital here on Monday. He was 72.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian-descent dad shot protecting son from robbers in NY
New York, Nov 20 (IANS) An Indian-descent father was shot and injured while trying to protect his son from robbers who tried to force their way into his home here, according to media reports.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Sky is the limit for Virat: coach Shastri
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India coach Ravi Shastri on Monday said "sky is the limit" for skipper Virat Kohli after his match-winning 104 against Sri Lanka in the first Test here.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
SC rejects plea to block 'Padmavati' release
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking to block the release of controversial film "Padmavati", saying that it is "premature" as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has yet to decide and any interference at this stage would amount to "pre-judging the matter".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Court allows police to quiz man in 9-year-old case
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A court here on Monday allowed Delhi Police to quiz a man in a nine-year-old tax fraud case and allowed remanding of the accused to police custody till November 22.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US rescue team joins search for missing Argentine submarine
Buenos Aires, Nov 20 (IANS) A US Navy rescue crew has joined the international search effort for an Argentine submarine and its 44 crew members missing for several days beneath the stormy southern Atlantic Ocean.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Assam's Barak valley can be hub for international trade: Kovind
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that the geographical location of the Barak Valley here gives it the potential to become a hub for inter-state and international trade.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Centre must resolve Rajputs' reservations on 'Padmavati': Congress
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress on Monday said that if the Rajputs had reseravtions on the "Padmavati" film, it was the Narendrra Modi government's responsibility to consult with the community to resolve their grievances.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
'Padmavati' row: Thackeray speaks to Bhansali
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) In a new twist to the 'Padmavati' row, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray has spoken to Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on his upcoming film, a top party official said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Sleeping on back can up stillbirth risk
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Expecting mothers should check their sleeping positions twice as new study warns that women who go to sleep in the supine position, or lying straight on their back, have more risk of stillbirth.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Notorious cult leader Charles Manson dead at 83
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Charles Manson, the fiery-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorised Los Angeles and shocked the US, has died at 83. He had been behind bars for 48 years.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italian football federation president resigns
Rome, Nov 20 (IANS) Carlo Tavecchio has quit as president of the Italian football federation a week after the national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
IOC's final technical visit to PyeongChang Tuesday-Wednesday
Seoul, Nov 20 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will undertake a final technical visit to PyeongChang, the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday-Wednesday.
2017-11-20
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
Don't criticise just for sake of criticism, Punjab CM tells rivals
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) With political opponents questioning his style of functioning and Punjab government's performance, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said while it welcomed healthy criticism, the opposition should refrain from criticism just for the sake of criticism.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sugar output so far this season at 14 lakh tonnes, up 79%: ISMA
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Indian sugar production touched 13.73 lakh tonnes (LT) till November 15 of the ongoing 2017-18 season beginning October, which was 79 per cent higher than the 7.67 LT produced in the same from the same period a year ago, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
After 500 films, Malayalam cinema's cult actor Venu to be honoured
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Nedumudi Venu has had a long and eventful association with the Malayalam film industry, that saw him acting in 500 films over 40 years. To honour the 69-year-old "gentleman" film actor, a cultural night will be hosted here on November 26.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Manchester United announce Melitta as Club's first official coffee partner
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Manchester United and coffee brand Melitta have announced a multi-year partnership which will see the brand become the club's first official coffee partner, the English Premier League side announced on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Arrogant' Modi government has cast dark shadow on Parliamentary democracy: Sonia
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on "flimsy grounds", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the government in its "arrogance" has cast a dark shadow on the country's Parliamentary democracy.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GJM suspends Bimal Gurung, elects Binay Tamang as new chief
Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) The central committee of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president, a source close to the GJM said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Two back-to-back series against India will be Lanka's making: Pothas
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Playing India home and away in the space of three months is going to make this new Sri Lankan side, coach Nic Pothas said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Guest teacher shot dead in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A guest teacher was on Monday shot dead by four to five unidentified assailants in north Delhi, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Punjab CM welcomes move for Rahul's elevation as Congress chief
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday welcomed the proposed elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress President, describing it as a "step in the right direction to revive the party's fortunes ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sevilla and Real Madrid prepare for decisive Champions League ties
Madrid, Nov 20 (IANS) Sevilla and Real Madrid are in Champions League football action on Tuesday night with vital games in the penultimate round of group matches.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Mugabe ignores deadline to quit, ruling party calls meeting
Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has summoned its MPs to plan a course of action after the deadline set for the country's President Robert Mugabe to resign passed on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Defence/Security
Amid 'Padmavati' row, Deepika pulls out of GES
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who is at the centre of a row over "Padmavati", has pulled out of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), that will have US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the inauguration on November 28.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Stand-up comedy toughest genre: Debina Bonnerjee (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee, who was last seen on screen in TV show "Comedy Dangal", says doing stand-up comedy is the most difficult job for her.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Meghalaya Governor seeks EC's views on disqualification of 17 MLAs
Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has sought the Election Commission's views on the disqualification of 17 state legislators who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries after an adverse High Court verdict, official sources said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3 killed in factory building collapse after fire in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, Nov 20 (IANS) Three persons were killed and a several others were feared trapped when a plastic factory's building collapsed after a major fire on Monday, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi air 'very poor' again 'possibly' due to stubble burning
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The air quality of Delhi and National Capital Region saw a sudden deterioration from "poor" to "very poor" on Monday, with officials speculating an increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states as a "possible" reason.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cinema is all about love: SRK at IFFI inaugural
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Amid the raging "Padmavati" controversy as well as the row over exclusion of two films from a section of the 48th IFFI, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, through a mixture of symbolism and subtlety, spoke of cinema as a balm of love for dissent and a catalyst for unity, at the inauguration of the movie jamboree here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I miss watching Kapil Sharma's show on TV: Ishita Dutta
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Ishita Dutta, who features in Kapil Sharma-starrer "Firangi", says she used to love watching the comedian's television show.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hackers can kill millions if cars are compromised: Expert
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Car hacking should be considered a national security issue, as hackers can "kill millions" of people using hijacked cars, warned an expert.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Technology
It is not a long journey yet: Kohli after his 50th international ton
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Fifty international hundreds in 10 years of top flight cricket have not in any way diminished India skipper Virat Kohlis hunger for runs, and he feels it is not a "long journey yet".
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
CPI-M condemns 'communalisation' of young minds in Rajasthan
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Monday condemned the "communalsiation" of education in Rajasthan and urged the Central government to stop states from fairs such as the "Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair" being held in Jaipur.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Education
Major train accident averted as Sampark Kranti hits vehicle near Bhopal
Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) A major train accident was averted when the driver of the Madurai-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Express applied brakes in the nick of time on seeing an overturned vehicle on the railway track near Bhopal, officials said. No one was injured.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Over 5,000 delegates to attend IT World Congress in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Over 5,000 delegates from around the world, including the Who's Who of the Information Technology industry, are expected to participate in the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) here next February.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
CMs Shivraj, Amarinder jump on anti-'Padmavati' wagon, Mamata says attack on freedom of expression (Roundup)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Even as the release of "Padmavati" has been deferred, three Chief Ministers on Monday jumped into the controversy with Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan announcing a ban on the film in his state, while his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh backed the Rajput community in its protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama that is mired in controversy.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Exposure of personal data in name of Aadhaar 'dangerous': Mamata
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said exposure of personal data "in the name of Aadhaar linking" is "very dangerous" for the freedom of expression of the country.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Technology
Nokia to digitally empower 500 weavers of Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Nokia on Monday announced the launch of a cluster development programme which will digitally empower the weaver community and connect them to technology and the marketplace in the villages of Tamil Nadu.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Protesting Rajput groups demand ban on 'Padmavati'
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Over 200 big and small Rajput organisations staged protests and demanded a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film "Padmavati" here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Don't want to compare Sachin with Virat: Ganguly
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday did not want to compare Virat Kohli with batting great Sachin Tendulkar, saying the current team captain will score many more hundreds like the one at Eden Gardens against Sri Lanka on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
My hard work on fitness paying off: Bhuvneshwar
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Upbeat after his eight wicket haul in the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here, India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Monday said his hard work on fitness is now paying off.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Trade unions to intensify protest against closing of PSUs
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Protesting against centre's attempts to close down and privatise a number of central public sector organisations in the country, the central trade unions in West Bengal organised a joint convention here on Monday to charter a four point demand.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Paes' former coach Hyman to train IIT Kharagpur team
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India tennis ace Leander Paes' former coach T.J. Hyman will train enthusiasts at IIT Kharagpur, a statement said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Shashi, Shamonova shine on Day 2 of women's Youth Boxing Worlds
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) India started the second day of the AIBA Women's Youth World Championships on a grand note when Shashi Chopra, who recently picked a silver at the Ahmet Cormet boxing tournament in Istanbul, came out strongly in her feather weight preliminary round at the Nabin Chandra Bardoloi Indoor stadium here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Assam,Sports,Other Sports
Bengal politicians pay tributes to Dasmunsi
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, politicians in West Bengal on Monday paid glowing tributes to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who passed away earlier in the day in New Delhi.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
We were five-six overs short of victory: Rahul (Lead, correcting headline)
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul rued the fact that India did not have five-six overs more, saying that would have helped them win the opening Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
COMIO India unveils three affordable smartphones
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) COMIO India, part of Chinese firm Topwise Communication, on Monday launched three handsets in the Rs 6,000-Rs 10,000 price segment in India.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
India, Myanmar begin joint military exercise in Meghalaya
Umroi (Meghalaya), Nov 20 (IANS) Indian and Myanmar armies began their maiden joint exercise in the northeastern state of Meghalaya on Monday, an army official said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Four electrocuted in Bihar
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) Four persons were electrocuted and three others seriously injured in Bihar's Gopalganj district on Monday when a high voltage wire fell on a tractor they were riding, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two policemen killed while defusing bomb in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Nov 20 (IANS) Two policemen were killed and three others injured while defusing a bomb that went off inside a police station in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Monday, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranji Trophy: Victories for Gujarat, Kerala, Vidharba
Surat, Nov 20 (IANS) In the sixth round, Gujarat spinner Siddharth Desai bagged a five-wicket haul to bowl out Rajasthan for 341 runs, helping the defending champions clinch victory by an innings and 107 runs on the final day in the Group B contest of the Ranji Trophy at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Stand by Rs 10-crore offer for beheading Bhansali, says BJP leader
Gurugram, Nov 20 (IANS) Kunwar Surajpal Singh Ammu, a ruling BJP leader in Haryana, on Monday said he firmly stands by his announcement of Rs 10-crore reward for beheading Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and film actress Deepika Padukone over their movie "Padmavati".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
First Test: India vs Sri Lanka final scoreboard
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Final scoreboard of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
West Bromwich sacks coach Tony Pulis
London, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bromwich Albion on Monday announced that the club had parted ways with head coach Tony Pulis after a miserable losing streak which has seen the club slump to 17th in the Premier League.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
In a first, three giants of Malayalam films unite
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) In a first for the Malayalam film industry, three superstars in their own area of work are coming together for a film -- superstar Mohanlal, blockbuster director Shaji Kailas and hugely popular writer Renji Panicker.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Shawn Mendes keen to collaborate with John Mayer
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Musician Shawn Mendes says he would love to work with singer John Mayer again.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Padmavati' distorts history, will not release in MP: Chouhan
Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) In yet another blow to the makers of historical period drama "Padmavati", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said that a film that "distorts history" and was "against the respect of the country's mother Padmavatiji" would not be allowed to be screened in the state.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Equities close marginally higher; Dr. Reddy's, ICICI Bank top BSE lags (Roundup)
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) After remaining rangebound for most of the day, key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- closed on a flat-to-positive note on Monday, with healthy buying witnessed in metals, oil and gas, and auto stocks.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BSES' app for consumers to verify ID of visiting staff
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) To check the menace of imposters extorting money posing as electricity distribution company (discom) officials, BSES on Monday announced the launch of an app to verify the identity of its inspection staff.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistan's anti-narcotics force foils drug smuggling attempt
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) of Pakistan has foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs from Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Disappointed at not being able to convert fifties: Rahul
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul, who has been guilty of not converting his fifties into hundreds of late in Test cricket, on Monday said he is disappointed and the team needs him to do that as an opening batsman.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bhuvneshwar vital part of plan, especially overseas: Kohli
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday showered profuse praise on pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar saying he would be a vital part of the teams plans, especially on overseas tours.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
NRIs should be included in Aadhaar network: Goa Congress
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Non-resident Indians, temporarily living abroad, should be brought into the ambit of Aadhaar card cover, state Congress President Shantaram Naik said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Diaspora
Style is about the way you feel: Alia Bhatt
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, known for making fashion statements at red carpet galas and for setting style trends through her movies, says it makes a difference to have a stylist, but a person's look depends on how he or she feels.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hackers now masquerading as 'compromised' employees: Forcepoint
Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) Hackers are no longer going for traditional security breaches but are attacking individual machines via spam emails -- thus masquerading as "compromised" employees to enter the organisation and hold the whole system to ransom, a top executive from global cybersecurity firm Forcepoint has emphasised.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
We were fix-six overs short of victory: Rahul
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul on Monday rued the fact that India did not have five-six overs more, saying that would have helped them win the opening Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Two youths arrested for threatening Odisha BJP president
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) Two persons were arrested on Monday for allegedly threatening Odisha's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Basant Panda by brandishing "guns" at him at the party office here.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I choose to be optimistic: Shahid on 'Padmavati'
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, one of the three lead actors of "Padmavati", on Monday said he is confident that the historical drama will release and will be as loved and celebrated as his "Udta Punjab".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
School principal removed for sexual harassment
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) The Principal of a government-run meritorious school has been removed from the post after being indicted for sexual harassment, a state government spokesperson said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Alcohol ban on US troops in Japan after car crash
Tokyo, Nov 20 (IANS) The US military has banned all its personnel deployed in Japan from drinking or buying alcohol after one of its servicemen was involved in a deadly crash on Okinawa island linked to drunken driving.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Japan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India, China have no option but to live peacefully: Dalai Lama
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday said India and China have no option except to live peacefully and help each other.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Diplomacy
NIA takes over Kanpur principal's murder case
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the murder of Kanpur-based retired junior high school principal Ramesh Babu Shukla, who was killed by unidentified persons last year, an official said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two dailies booked for militant picture goof-up in J&K
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday booked two newspapers for publishing a fake picture and captioning it as a slain nephew of Pakistan based LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
UGC asks learning centres to observe Armed Forces Flag Day
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday asked all institutions of higher learning to observe the Armed Forces Flag Day on December 7 to commemorate the "supreme sacrifices" made by the armed forces personnel during conflicts.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Education
Virat, Bhuvi shine as India narrowly miss splendid win vs Sri Lanka (Roundup)
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Riding skipper Virat Kohli's superlative 50th international hundred, India came tantalisingly close to a victory but lack of time forced them to finish three wickets short and share the spoils with Sri Lanka on an eventful final day of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bengal politicians pay tributes to Dasmunsi
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, politicians in West Bengal on Monday paid glowing tributes to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who passed away earlier in the day in New Delhi.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Does CBFC hold no values, asks 'Muzaffarnagar...' director
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The director of "Muzaffarnagar: The Burning Love", a film facing trouble over its release in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday questioned the authorities as to why his movie was being stopped even when it has a pan-India release permit from the censor board.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Seven Indian doctors win BMJ Awards South Asia 2017
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Seven Indian doctors have secured prizes from across 10 categories in the fourth edition of BMJ Awards South Asia 2017 that seeks to reward individuals and teams working tirelessly to improve the quality of healthcare across the region.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Militant killed in Kashmir gunfight
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) A local militant was killed on Monday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Blood test may prevent liver damage due to paracetamol overdose
London, Nov 20 (IANS) A blood test may help people who overdose on paracetamol as it shows quickly if they are at risk of suffering liver damage, says a study.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings
Madrid, Nov 20 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 10,645 points, while Switzerland's Roger Federer came in second.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
A.R Rahman in hunt for singers to share stage with him
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman is on a hunt for singers from Tamil Nadu who can sing with him on stage. He feels that there is huge talent in the state who never got a platform.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Simona Halep leads WTA rankings
Madrid, Nov 20 (IANS) Romanian tennis player Simona Halep continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday, while Spain's Garbiņe Muguruza remained in second place.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
NC MLA urges CM to ban 'Padmavati' in J&K
Jammu, Nov 20 (IANS) Senior National Conference (NC) leader and MLA Devender Rana on Monday urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to ban the release of 'Padmavati' in Jammu and Kashmir, whenever it gets the go-ahead from the CBFC.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Giggs to oversee Vietnamese youth football training
Hanoi (Vietnam), Nov 20 (IANS) Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs on Monday attended the inaugural ceremony of Vietnam's youth football training centre under the promotion fund of the Vietnamese Football Talents (PVF) as the organization's new technical director.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Winter session will be held, delays happened earlier too: Jaitley
Gandhinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Countering opposition criticism, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the Winter Session of Parliament would "certainly" be held, adding that Parliament sessions have been delayed in the past as well.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Technology helps children become smarter: Sachin Tendulkar
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has said technology has helped the current generation to grow smarter and more confident in comparison to the previous generation
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Technology
Need to double number of operational satellites: ISRO chief
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) To meet the sky-rocketing domestic technology and knowledge-based demands, India's space agency needs to at least double the number of operational satellites in the coming days, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology,Business/Economy
India's digital ad spend may hit Rs 13k crore by 2018: Survey
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Riding on growing demand for smartphones and falling data prices, digital advertising spend in the country is likely to rise to Rs 13,000 crore ($2 billion) by December 2018 at annual growth rate of 35 per cent, a survey said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Farmers hold protest march, mock Parliament session in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Thousands of farmers from across the country held a protest march here on Monday and organised a 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' or mock Parliament session to present two bills on crop loans waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Court respite for former Goa CM in illegal mining case
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) A Panaji special anti-corruption court on Monday granted interim relief to former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Digambar Kamat, who is embroiled in an illegal mining case.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sonia remembers Dasmunsi as 'devout political activist'
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday condoled the death of former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi and remembered him as a "devout political activist and one of the tallest leaders of West Bengal in recent times".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
M&M looking to launch e-rickshaw
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Amid the buzz about vehicular pollution and a regulatory push by the government, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is looking to launch an electric rickshaw in at least 7-8 cities for passenger movement, in addition to Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata where it has already launched.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Arab League condemns Iran's occupation of UAE islands
Cairo, Nov 20 (IANS/WAM) The Arab Foreign Ministers have condemned the continuation of the Iranian occupation of the three UAE islands -- Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa -- in a resolution at the end of an emergency meeting here to discuss Tehran's intervention in the Arab countries' affairs.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Alcis Sports name Shikar Dhawan as brand ambassador
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Alcis Sports, an Indian brand, on Monday named cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as its brand ambassador.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Use alternative dispute resolution mechanism: Prabhu to legal community
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Emphasising on the growing importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that the legal community should make use of this mechanism for enhancing ease of doing business.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Nibble on cinnamon cookies, foxnuts for warmth
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) As the mercury levels drop and winter approaches, the bodys metabolism slows down to conserve energy and heat. Therefore, to stay healthy and active during the colder months of the year, ditch deep-fried snacks to satisfy your hunger pangs, and pack some healthy snacks like fox nuts, cinnamon cookies, oranges and carrots, experts suggest.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Honor 7X: Balancing classy look with strong internals (First Impression)
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the winter settling in, India's mid-range smartphone market is set to heat up more as Honor brings its next offering "7X" for the Indian consumers at an "unbeatable price" in December.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SC rejects plea to block 'Padmavati' release
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking to restrain the release of controversial film "Padmavati", saying that that it is premature and would amount to pre-judging the matter.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trying to resolve 'Padmavati' issue through dialogue: Prasoon
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi on Monday said the Board was trying to follow a process of dialogue vis-a-vis the stalemate surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmavati", whose release has been delayed because of opposition from conservative groups.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Shiva Keshavan qualifies for 2018 Winter Olympics
Innsbruck (Austria), Nov 20 (IANS) Indian luger Shiva Keshavan qualified for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 after earning the necessary five points at the ongoing Viessmann Luge World Cup 2017-18 here.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Other Sports
Bolt gives tips to Aussies on improving running between wickets
Sydney, Nov 20 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming five-match Ashes rubber, a group of Australia batsmen have turned to Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt to improve their running between the wickets.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Paraguay national caught with Rs 4 crore cocaine
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The CISF has caught a Paraguay national from Cochin airport in Kerala for illegally carrying 3.69 kg cocaine worth Rs 4 crore in the international market, an official said here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Linkin Park dedicate AMAs win to Chester Bennington
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Members of the rock band Linkin Park dedicated their Favourite Artist - Alternative Rock win at the American Music Awards (AMAs) to late frontman Chester Bennington.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India narrowly miss win in Eden Test vs Sri Lanka
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Virat Kohli authored a captains knock of 104 not out while Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned spectacular figures of 11-8-8-4 as India narrowly missed a spectacular win when the first Test match against Sri Lanka ended in a draw at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Indian-origin female officer jailed for maid abuse in Singapore
Singapore, Nov 20 (IANS) An Indian-origin former army Warrant Officer was sentenced to four months and three weeks in jail on Monday for abusing and beating her Indian maid.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
AIFF chief Praful Patel leads condolence messages for Dasmunsi
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel led the football fraternity in condoling the demise of his predecessor and veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who passed away at the Apollo Hospital here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
P.R. Dasmunsi: Brilliant organiser who rose during golden hour of student politics (Obituary)
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Articulate and multifaceted, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a master in political manoeuvring and the topmost leader of the youth brigade that took West Bengal by storm in the late 1960s, to sideline the Communists and bring back the Congress to power in 1972.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Sports
Kenya SC confirms President's election victory
Nairobi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday upheld the results of a presidential re-run held in October declaring President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner, paving the way for his swearing-in next week.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Kenya,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Virat shines with 50th international ton vs Sri Lanka
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) His status as the finest batsman in the world once again underlined, India skipper Virat Kohli smashed his 50th international century, which steered his side to safety in the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'Simmons, Ratner teamed up to sexually assault women'
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Entrepreneur Russell Simmons and film producer Brett Ratner have been accused of teaming up to allegedly sexually harass and assault women, according to news reports.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Manipur dailies protest BJYM's action with blank editorials
Imphal, Nov 20 (IANS) Local newspapers in Manipur hit the stands on Monday with their editorial columns blank -- in protest against the burning of some copies of the "Poknapham", a Manipuri language newspaper, by BJP youth activists on Saturday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Politics
Payal Singhal collaborates with TheLabelLife.com
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Payal Singhal has associated with online platform TheLabelLife.com that has on board names like Malaika Arora Khan, Bipasha Basu and Suzzane Roshan. The designer is going to make a collection of "10 fuss free" occasion wear outfits that will appeal to all the young masses.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NSE's IISL launches SME Emerge index
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) NSE group company India Index Services and Products (IISL) on Monday said it has launched the "Nifty SME Emerge Index" to reflect the performance of a portfolio of eligible small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are listed on NSE's Emerge platform.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US regulator audits Biocon drug facility in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) Indian biotech major Biocon Ltd on Monday said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had audited its aseptic drug product facility here and issued an establishment inspection report on its current good manufacturing practice.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Film with SRK would be quite cool: Ed Sheeran
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Young and accomplished British singer-musician Ed Sheeran, who swept his fans off his feet here with his concert, feels a "welcoming" and "warm" vibe in India, where he thinks a collaboration with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be "quite cool".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,National,IANS Life
Give your skin right detox post wedding season
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Wedding always brings a smile on your face and why not? After all, it also gives you a chance to shop till you drop. But have you ever realised that long hours of makeup, excessive consumption of oily food and sweets and lack of sleep can result in dull, parched skin that is easily acne prone and pigmented. So, this wedding season, be a little smart, say experts.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
After 'Padmavati' row, Deepika Padukone pulls out of GES Summit
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who is at the centre of a row over "Padmavati", has pulled out of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), that will have US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the inauguration on November 28.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy
Congress declares roadmap for Rahul's elevation to President
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee on Monday approved the road map for what looks like an unopposed elevation of its Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, as party President, barring an unexpected contest, enabling the passing of the mantle from his mother, who was at the helm for 19 years.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Equities close marginally in the green; IT, banks cap gains
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices provisionally closed flat-to-positive on Monday, with healthy buying in metals, oil and gas, and auto stocks.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sri Lankan PM questioned over controversial bond sales
Colombo, Nov 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday appeared before a special commission which is probing a treasury bond scam at the country's central bank after the present government was elected in January 2015.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Rahul Rawail replaces Sujoy Ghosh at IFFI
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Rahul Rawail has replaced Sujoy Ghosh as the the chief of the jury for the Indian Panorama section at the 48th International Film Festival Of India (IFFI), which kickstarted in Goa on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Seqrite partners Jetico for advanced encryption solution
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Seqrite, the enterprise security solutions brand of Quick Heal Technologies, on Monday entered into a technology collaboration with Finnish company Jetico to develop advanced encryption solutions and expand its enterprise security portfolio.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Peace bus service leaves with Muzaffarabad-bound passengers
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) The weekly Karvan-e-Aman peace bus service left Srinagar on Monday carrying Muzaffarabad-bound passengers.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Diplomacy
SC allows Karti Chidambaram to go abroad
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday permitted Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to go to Britain for the admission of his daughter to Cambridge University.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Gadkari to meet London Mayor, to adopt London Transport System
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Minister for Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that he will meet the Mayor of London to boost the government's efforts to adopt the London Transport System, including electric double-decker buses.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Trump to announce decision on big-game trophies next week
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that his administration will soon announce its decision on whether to allow trophies of African elephants to be imported into Washington.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Will act against Kamal Haasan: TN Minister
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Monday said the government would take legal action against actor Kamal Haasan if he continues his "baseless" corruption charges.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
Chouhan says 'Padmavati' not to release in MP, Amarinder backs Rajputs' objections
Chandigarh/Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) In more trouble for "Padmavati", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said the film will not be released in his state even if it clears the Censor Board, while his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh backed the Rajput community for objecting to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama that is mired in controversy.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP red-faced as Maharashtra Minister pees in open
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here was left red faced on Monday after a video of a senior Minister peeing in public went viral, with many raising questions on the government's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Former Wimbledon champ Jana Novotna passes away
Prague, Nov 20 (IANS) Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna passed away at her home in the Czech Republic on Monday following a long battle with cancer. She was 49.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
PM offers condolences to Dasmunsi's family
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his condolences to the family of veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who succumbed to his prolonged illness here this afternoon. He was 72.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Not upset with Tharoor's tongue-in-cheek remark: Manushi Chhillar
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar on Monday said she is not upset that Congress leader Shashi Tharoor referred to her as "chillar", which means small change.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata mourns Congress leader Dasmunsi's death
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condoled the death of Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Padmavati' deferred: Filmmakers question freedom of expression
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) As the makers of "Padmavati" have announced to defer the release of the film from its December 1 date, a string of filmmakers have asked where's the freedom of speech and expression, and have raised a question on a "culture of censorship on art".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Create awareness about dangers of Blue Whale game: SC
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that awareness needs to be created among students about the dangers of online games like Blue Whale with parents and teachers shouldering key responsibility to ensure that young impressionable minds don't get trapped into it.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Human Interest/Society
Music has a universal language: Farhan Akhtar
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor, filmmaker and singer Farhan Aktar says music has a universal language that can bring people together.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salman Khan to attend IFFI 2017 closing ceremony
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017, to be inaugurated by superstar Shah Rukh Khan here on Monday, will have Salman Khan as the guest at the closing ceremony on November 28.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tea report: Sri Lanka reduced to 8/2 in chase of 231
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka were reeling at 8/2 chasing 231 for victory at tea on the final day of the opening Test against India at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'Padmavati' controversy 'super emergency': Mamata
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condemned the ongoing controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama "Padmavati", labelling it as "unfortunate" and a "calculated plan" to destroy freedom of expression.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Selena Gomez accused of lip syncing at AMAs
Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez has been slammed for allegedly lip-syncing at her gig at the American Music Awards (AMA) 2017. This was her first performance since undergoing a life-saving kidney transplant.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
One-fifth of cancer survivors suffer from PTSD: Study
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Nearly one-fifth of patients with cancer experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), finds a study highlighting the need for early identification, careful monitoring and treatment of PTSD in cancer survivors.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Food truck fest in Delhi gets new dates
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The second edition of the Delhi Food Truck Festival (DFTF), which was pushed due to air pollution engulfing the national capital, will now take place from November 25-26.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Ashes: Hazlewood is the best pacer in the world, claims Lyon
Brisbane, Nov 20 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has rated his teammate Josh Hazlewood as the best fast bowler in Test cricket today as he expects the Kangaroos to crack the Englishmen up in the upcoming five-match Ashes Test rubber, starting November 23.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
AIFF vice-president, Bhutia mourn Dasmunsi's death
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) senior vice-president Subrata Dutta and former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia mourned the demise of ex-president Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi on Monday, saying he changed the face of Indian football during his time at the helm.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Will Smith to visit India next month
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith, along with co-stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and director David Ayer, will be flying to Mumbai next month as part of a world tour to promote his latest Netflix film "Bright".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iraqi court annuls Kurdish independence referendum
Baghdad, Nov 20 (IANS) The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and the disputed areas.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Iraq,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kenya SC confirms President's election victory
Nairobi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday upheld the results of a presidential re-run held in October, which incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta won and which the opposition boycotted.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Sampdoria stun Juventus 3-2 in Serie A action
Genoa (Italy), Nov 20 (IANS) Sampdoria shocked Serie A defending champions Juventus 3-2 in the 13th round of the Italian First Division football action here.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dead
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at Apollo Hospital here, doctors said. He was 72.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Man touches air hostess' feet to apologise for misbehaviour
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) A man had to touch the feet of an air hostess at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here to apologise for misbehaving with her, authorities said on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Valencia defeat Espanyol 2-0 in La Liga action
Barcelona, Nov 20 (IANS) Valencia rose to the second spot in the Spanish La Liga football league after beating Espanyol 2-0 in the 12th round of action here.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline
Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) Zimbabwe's embattled President Robert Mugabe, who was stripped of the ruling party's leadership a day earlier, is facing a deadline to resign after a surprise speech in which he refused to quit.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
Bremen reap first win, Schalke move to second spot in German Bundesliga
Berlin, Nov 20 (IANS) Werder Bremen reaped their first victory of the German football season as Max Kruse provided a hat-trick to beat Hannover 4-0 while Schalke extended their unbeaten run to six games after beating Hamburg 2-0 at the close of the 12th round in the Bundesliga.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Dimitrov wins first Masters tourney for Bulgaria
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov won the most important tennis tourney of his career after defeating Belgium's David Goffin 7-5, 4-6 and 6-3 to win the Nitto ATP Final at London's O2 Arena.
2017-11-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
'Padmavati' won't release in MP, says CM
Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama "Padmavati", which is mired in controversy, will not be released in Madhya Pradesh for "distorting facts", Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
J&K youth gives up weapons, returns home
Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that another youth who had joined the militant ranks, gave up weapons and has returned to his family.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
20 killed in Pakistan road accident
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Twenty persons were killed and two injured on Monday in a road accident in Pakistan's Sindh province, police said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India set 231-run target for Sri Lanka
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with an unbeaten 104 as India set a target of 231 for Sri Lanka to win the opening Test on the final day at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Australia cancels final parliamentary sitting week
Canberra, Nov 20 (IANS) The Australian government on Monday cancelled the penultimate parliamentary sitting week of 2017 that was scheduled for November 27, officials said.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Development should remain focus in Gujarat, BJP will try to digress: Rahul
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked party workers to remain focused on development for the Gujarat elections, and warned that the BJP would try to divert attention from the issue.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cash-for-jobs scam accused Assam officer surrenders
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) An Assam Civil Service (ACS) officer who was allegedly involved in a cash-for-jobs scam, surrendered to the police on Monday.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 natural ways to treat cracked heels
In today's fast-paced lifestyle, most of us are on our feet all day, making them prone to skin problems. Direct exposure to dirt and the absence of oil glands make the skin in the foot area much drier than any other part of our body. Dropping temperature in winter adds to the problem, causing flaking of skin. It can also lead to cracked heels that cause pain and discomfort.
2017-11-20
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Narrow escape for PSV at PEC Zwolle in Dutch league
The Hague, Nov 20 (IANS) Dutch football league leaders PSV booked a late 1-0 win at PEC Zwolle to keep their comfortable lead after twelve rounds of the season.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Sonia hits out at Modi over delay in Winter Session, making 'false promises'
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on "flimsy grounds", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday warned the NDA regime that it can not escape constitutional accountability by "locking the temple of democracy".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flamengo rout Corinthians to boost Libertadores hopes
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 20 (IANS) Flamengo boosted their hopes of qualifying for next year's Copa Libertadores by romping to a 3-0 home victory over newly crowned champions Corinthians in Brazil's Serie A.
2017-11-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Trends for groomsmen, bridesmaids this wedding season
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the wedding season around the corner, it's that time of the year when bridesmaid and best man play dress-up to add to the style quotient on the wedding stage. Experts suggest styling tips for them to ensure their style game is on point and in sync with the bride and groom.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'SOTY 2': Tiger, KJo release first look of 'coolest school ever'
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Tiger Shroff on Monday released the first look of their upcoming film "Student of the Year 2".
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AbRam thinks Big B is SRK's 'papa'
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says his 4-year-old son AbRam believes that megastar Amitabh Bachchan is his grandfather.
2017-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood