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Trump lauds relations with Italy, Rome seeks trade dialogue
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) Ties between Italy and the US "have never been so good", US President Donald Trump told his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella during his one-day visit to Washington on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Adolescent girls in 4 Delhi schools gain from Dutch project
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The 'Go Girls Go' pilot project being funded by The Netherlands government in four Delhi government schools is helping adolescent girls in the schools complete their education and empower them as change makers.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Libyan conflict risks destabilising Africa: Italy
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) The protracted conflict in Libya could destabilise the whole of Africa, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said on Wednesday after talks with his US counterpart Donald Trump.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Face task of handling 20 mn tons paddy straw, Punjab to NGT
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Punjab, which has a large area under paddy cultivation producing around 20 million tons of paddy, is having to cope with managing a similar amount of paddy residue of 20 million tons.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata calls Sourav part of her household
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lavished praise on BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly, calling him "ghorer chele" (member of my household).
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Sports
Vice President watches 'Sye Raa...' with Chiranjeevi
Hyderabad/ New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday watched Telugu movie "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy" along with its lead actor and former Union Minister Chiranjeevi.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Good friends buy Pakistan four months to 'eliminate' terror financing - But can it?
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With all-weather friend China heading the FATF, and backed by two other "brotherly countries" of Malaysia and Turkey, Pakistan has bought itself four months time from the global watchdog on terror financing to eliminate the twin evils of terror financing and money laundering - a tall task by all counts.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
PMC bank scam: ED identifies more assets (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) revealed that former Union Minister and Nationalist Congress leader (NCP) Praful Patel used private jets of Punjab and Maharashtra (PMC) Bank fraud accused Wadhawans, the agency on Wednesday claimed that it has identified more properties of the promoters and directors of the Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL).
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana increasing maize area to reduce stubble burning
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Haryana is taking a number of steps to curtail crop residue burning, including diversifying rice area to maize crop and daily monitoring of fire burning incidents.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata goofs up in taking Nobel laureate's name
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday repeatedly goofed up in taking the name of this year's Nobel prize winner in Economics Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, as she went on referring to him as "Abhishek Babu".
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Cow numbers in India see sharp increase since 2012
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) There has been a sharp jump, by 18 per cent, in the number of cows in the country, as per the latest livestock census report released on Wednesday, over the previous enumeration done in 2012.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi traffic police tweaks speed norms on NH-24 (IANS Impact)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Junking its earlier order of issuing challans to motorists 'violating' speed norms over 60 km/hr on National Highway 24, Delhi Traffic Police on Wednesday said that as per the new order, vehicles travelling within the speed limit of 70km/hr on the stretch need not have to pay the fine.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
15 trains stopped following stone pelting near Tughlakabad
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) At least over 15 trains were delayed on Wednesday evening after angry protesters pelted stones on passing trains near Tughlakabad station following the death of a person who was run over by a train, officials said. The rail traffic was restored after one hour.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Why 13 parrots were produced before a Delhi court?
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Thirteen parrots were produced before Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday. Later they were released and sent to the Okhla Bird Sanctuary.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Dissatisfied' Murshidabad victims' family seeks CBI probe
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after police claimed to have cracked the sensational Murshidabad triple murder case, relatives of the slain primary school teacher on Wednesday sought a CBI probe and said they would approach the President as also the Union Home Ministry besides West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to press for the demand.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italian President meets Trump, seeks dialogue on trade
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday lauded his country's "solid" relations with the US during a meeting with American counterpart Donald Trump in Washington, and urged dialogue on international trade.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Jameela Jamil, Sara Sampaio in bitter Twitter feud
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Jameela Jamil and model Sara Sampaio are engaged in a bitter Twitter spat.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SC wraps up Ayodhya title dispute hearing, reserves verdict
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) After 40 days of hearing, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the judgement in the 70-year-old politically vexing Ayodhya title dispute.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
AI can improve public services delivery: UN-Google report
Bangkok, Oct 16 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a helpful tool for governments in the Asia Pacific region to deliver public services, revealed a new UN-Google report on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Technology
League of Legends to land on mobile, consoles soon
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) US based video game developer and esports tournament organizer Riot Games has announced a new version of League of Legends called Wild Rift that will be coming to both mobile devices and consoles.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Green' crackers seem unlikely to sparkle this Diwali
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Not all the fire crackers that people would burst this Diwali will be 'green', as the sector regulator, the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), has approved only one such product for manufacture, a fire cracker maker in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi said.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Gina Rodriguez apologises for using N-word
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) After facing backlash for using the N-word in one of her Instagram videos, "Jane the Virgin" fame actress Gina Rodriguez has apologised to people.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Denim for a refreshing touch to festive looks
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANSlife) Denim, it is said, is no style. Rather it is the foundation on which you build your style. Sometimes even for a day. So this Diwali, whether you are planning to go all ethnic, or minimal, Nelson Jaffery, Head of Design, LIVA Birla Cellulose and Abhishek Yadav, Design Head, Spykar Lifestyle offer tips to incorporate denim into your festive looks.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'The Addams Family' to get a sequel
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Charlize Theron's "The Addams Family" will get a sequel, which will release on October 22, 2021.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Jodhpur among world's top 10 emerging travel destinations
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANSlife) Agra is passe. In India, more foreign tourists now want to visit Jodhpur, than the city of Taj. Don't take our word for it? Take that of digital travel leader booking.com, which has delved into global booking trends to reveal the top 10 emerging travel destinations for 2020, and the Rajasthan city figures prominently alongside hidden gems in Eastern Europe and Asia on the list as a destination promising novel experiences, untouched natural beauty and the chance to soak up the magic before everyone else catches on.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Exhibition on Sakti Burman's artistic journey
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANSlife) An ongoing exhibition of drawings, sketches and watercolour works of acclaimed artist Sakti Burman at Delhi's Art Alive Gallery traces six decades of his journey from 1950s to 2016 and aims to display artists intricate use of pen, ink and watercolours on paper. The exhibition will continue till October 30.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Onion, tomatoes, garlic stolen in Lucknow
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Bizarre though it may sound but a man in Lucknow has been robbed of onions, garlic and tomatoes. The soaring prices of these vegetables apparently have a lot to do with the theft.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RSS active in 90% of blocks in India: Manmohan Vaidya
Bhubaneshwar, Oct 16 (IANS) The RSS has seen a sharp rise both in number of shakhas and in popularity among the youth, ever since the Narendra Modi swept to power in 2014. In fact, RSS' Saha Karyavaha Manmohan Vaidya claims that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is active in 90 per cent of the blocks across the nation.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
UP cancels leave of all officials till November 30
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled the leave of all government officials posted in various districts till November 30.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ministers ripping off state like crows, eagles: Shivraj
Indore, Oct 16 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has likened the Congress ministers in the state to crows and eagles. He said ministers of the Kamal Nath government are ripping off the state like eagles and crows.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: SC reserves judgement in Ayodhya title dispute, closes arguments
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2019-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,National,Politics
N. Korean leader Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain
Seoul, Oct 16 (IANS) North Korean state media on Wednesday released a series of pictures of its leader Kim Jong-un where in he can be seen riding a white horse on a snow covered mountain considered sacred in the country.
2019-10-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Telangana HC asks RTC to pay salaries to striking workers
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to pay salaries for September to all the employees by October 21.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Royalty, stars, dynasts, scribe enliven Maha pollscape
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Besides the ordinary street-smart professional politicians, there are several others who have taken the political plunge for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Pro-democracy lawmakers heckle HK leader, disrupt parliament
Hong Kong, Oct 16 (IANS) Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam was forced to suspend her annual address after being heckled in the city's Parliament.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
B.L. Santosh lashes out at Manmohan, Prabhakar, Abhijit
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Targeting former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and former advisor to Andhra Pradesh government Parakala Prabhakar, BJP's National General Secretary (Organisation) B.L. Santhosh has said that with the elections round the corner, the 'ecosystem' has started functioning once again.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Neil Patrick Harris joins 'Matrix 4'
Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris is the latest addition to the ensemble cast for the upcoming fourth installment of the "Matrix" franchise.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Persons with disabilities to be exempt from Odd Even: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Persons with disabilities will be exempt from Odd-Even scheme, which will be in force in the national capital from November 4 to 15, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
England's Jenny Gunn draws curtains to her international career
London, Oct 16 (IANS) England all-rounder Jenny Gunn has announced her retirement from international cricket.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kiwis to take part in world's biggest earthquake drill
Wellington, Oct 16 (IANS) New Zealand Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare said on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders will join about 65 million people around the globe in ShakeOut, the world's biggest earthquake drill on Thursday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Chris Tremain returns to Sydney Thunder in BBL
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Right-arm Australian pacer Chris Tremain has penned down a three-year deal with Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Amazon's consumer business fully sheds Oracle, moves on AWS
Seattle, Oct 16 (IANS) In what could give the ongoing bitter war between Cloud majors Oracle and Amazon Web Services (AWS) a rest, Amazon has announced it has completely shed legacy Oracle databases and its entire consumer business is now running on its own AWS databases.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
ED team in Tihar Jail to question P. Chidambaram
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Wednesday arrived at the Tihar jail here to question senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case. The former Finance minister's wife Nalini and son Karti Chidambaram were present inside the jail.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Car bomb blast in Afghanistan, many feared killed
Mehtarlam, Afghanistan, Oct 16 (IANS) Several people were feared killed and injured after a car bomb blast rocked outside administrative office in Alishing district in Afghanistan's eastern Laghman province on Wednesday, a provincial government spokesman said, reported Xinhua news agency.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Afghanistan,Terrorism
VHP stalls 'Trishul Diksha' in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Oct 16 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has ended its 'Trishul Diksha' programme in Ayodhya and other places 15 days ahead of its scheduled date of culmination.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Markets open on positive note, PSU banks up
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Indian markets opened higher on Wednesday led by gains in banks and financial sector stocks amid supportive global markets.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Two militants killed in Anantnag gunfight
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Two militants were reportedly killed on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district in a gunfight with the security forces, police sources said.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Twitter aims to restrict users, not world leaders like Trump
San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) Stating that world leaders are not above its policies "entirely," Twitter has decided to restrict how users can interact with harmful tweets from world leaders who break its rules, but did not clarify whether it will remove or block the world leader like US President Donald Trump from doing so.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
15 killed in Mexico armed clashes
Mexico City, Oct 16 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed in a gunfight between Mexican military and armed men in the southern state of Guerrero, authorities said.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Mexico,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India, US special forces hold joint military drill in Seattle
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A 45-member special forces team from the Indian Army has begun a 15-day joint military drill with US Special Forces in Seattle, defence sources said here on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security