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Robert De Niro greatest actor on earth, says Anupam
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has wished his friend and "greatest actor on earth" Robert De Niro on his 76th birthday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
71 sheep to compensate eloping wife
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) The value of a woman was equated to that of 71 sheep in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, where a man was asked to compensate his lover's husband with the flock for taking away the wife.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
'Superhuman' Tiger Shroff 'deadlifts' 200 kg
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Bollywood's action hero Tiger Shroff on Sunday stunned his friends and fans as he shared a video of him lifting 200 kg.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sectoral policy intervention in works, no fiscal stimulus
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Finance Ministry is holding back-to-back discussions with the Prime Minister's office and the Reserve Bank of India to come out with a sectoral policy package at the earliest but sources rule out any fiscal stimulus having direct revenue implications.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Life's winners, these child cancer survivors are going beyond their label (IANS Special Series)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Diagnosed with cancer as a six-year-old, Nidhi Baipotu, now nine, is a proud medallist in multiple sports. Lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat radio address, she is one of 10 child cancer survivors who represented India in the 2019 World Children's Winners Games in July, and whose lives are an inspiring testimony to the spirit of resilience in human beings and their determination to beat the odds.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Special Series
David Dhawan has given me maximum films, hits: Salman
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says veteran filmmaker David Dhawan has given him the maximum films and hits.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Heavy downpour in Agra, Chambal about to touch danger mark
Agra, Aug 18 (IANS) A heavy downpour drenched Agra early on Sunday, flooding low-lying areas in the city. Weathermen have forecast continued showers for next two days.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Dhoni ends stint with Territorial Army
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former India captain M.S. Dhoni's spell with his Territorial Army unit has ended. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is now in New Delhi with wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Can Huawei pull off its HarmonyOS outside China?
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Over the last decade, the smartphone operating system (OS) business has become a duopoly. Either you have Apples iPhones running on iOS or a device powered by Googles Android.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hundreds stranded in Himachal after heavy rains
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Hundreds remained stranded in Himachal Pradesh after incessant rainfall triggered landslides, snapped road links, closing of hydropower projects and release excess water from a dam, officials said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
2 Bangladeshis killed by speeding luxury car in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A speeding luxury car mowed down two pedestrians - both Bangladesh citizens - close to a vital south Kolkata intersection early on Saturday, police said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stop #logout campaign, Zomato's Goyal urges in tweetstorm
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As hundreds of restaurants delisted from online food aggregators' platform across the country, Zomato's Founder Deepinder Goyal on Saturday requested restaurant owners to stop the #logout campaign.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Major fire in AIIMS, Emergency wing closed (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A major fire broke out on a second floor of a building in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) complex on Saturday evening. No casualty was reported but as a precautionary measure, the adjacent Emergency department has been closed and patients shifted elsewhere even as efforts to douse the blaze are on.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Police constable, a tailor commit suicide in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Two men, including a Delhi Police head constable, allegedly committed suicide, according to the police on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Military officers, bureaucrats move SC over Article 370
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Six retired military officers and bureaucrats have filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian Army hits Pakistani post opposite Rajouri
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Army hit a Pakistani post opposite the Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday during continuous cross-fire following a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan that left a soldier dead, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PKL 7: Bengal Warriors play out draw against Dabang Delhi
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) In-form teams, Bengal Warriors and Dabang Delhi played out an entertaining draw, with both teams finishing on 30 points in the second match of the day at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
2 men stabbed for asking not to trouble their sister
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Two men were stabbed for allegedly asking a man to stop troubling their sister in South Delhi's Sangam Vihar on Friday evening, the police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt focusses on four specific groups for maintaining calm in J&K
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As government agencies begin easing restrictions step-wise in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre plans to handle four specific groups to prevent a breakout of violent protest in the Valley.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Goa vet team to treat flood-affected cattle in Kolhapur
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) The Goa Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services department on Saturday, deputed nine officials including four veterinarians, to Maharashtra's flood-affected Kolhapur district for treatment of cattle.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dreaded Gurugram gangster arrested from Abu Dhabi
Gurugram, Aug 17 (IANS) Haryana Police on Saturday said they have arrested a fugitive gangster from Abu Dhabi named Kaushal who was involved in several extortion killings.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi's air quality improves to 'Good', best in years
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi hasn't breathed this clean in years. Rainfall in and around brought the capital's air quality on Saturday to the "good" condition, while PM 2.5 levels, recorded at 15 by the US Embassy and 17 by Safar, were the lowest in this year.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
PKL 7: Bengaluru Bulls humble Tamil Thalaivas 32-21
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Chennai leg of the Pro Kabaddi League season 7 began on a disappointing note for the home fans as Bengaluru Bulls humbled Tamil Thalaivas by a scoreline of 32-21 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Slowdown: Hyundai Motor India lists 'no production days'
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) India's second largest car maker, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has declared "no production days" this month for some of its production departments owing to tough market conditions for the automobile sector.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Now IITs, NITs to prove Sanskrit is scientific language
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Premier institutions of the country like the IITs and NITs now have a new task -- to prove that Sanskrit is indeed a scientific language.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Durand Cup: Real Kashmir book semis date with Mohun Bagan
Kalyani (West Bengal), Aug 17 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC held FC Goa to a goalless draw on a wet pitch at the Kalyani Stadium on Saturday to seal their place in the semifinal of the 129th Durand Cup.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISRO plans to source 5 PSLV rockets from domestic firms
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Targeting to realise 12 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV) per year from the domestic private sector, Indian space agency ISRO's commercial arm NewSpace India Ltd has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for first manufacturing five of these rockets.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Coffee Day group's outstanding debt at Rs 4,970 cr
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) The Coffee Day group on Saturday said its total outstanding debt was Rs 4,970 crore, including Rs 4,796 crore secured loans and Rs 174 crore in unsecured loans.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Man held for duping over 20 women on matrimonial sites
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A 46-year-old man has been arrested from Meerut for allegedly defrauding over 20 women through matrimonial and dating sites, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP races ahead in preparing for UP by-elections
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for by-elections to 13 Assembly seats, the dates for which are likely to be announced next month.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dhoni plays cricket with kids in Leh, picture goes viral
Leh, Aug 17 (IANS) Former India captain M.S. Dhoni has completed his two-week stint with the Territorial Army in Jammu and Kashmir. A picture of him playing cricket with kids in a basketball court on a cemented pitch has been going viral on social media.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
With less than 45% rain, drought looms over Bihar
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) With Bihar receiving 45 per cent less than normal rain this year, several districts of the state are in the grip of a severe drought, even though flood has made lives miserable in the neighbouring states.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jaitley in critical state, several leaders visit AIIMS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been put on life support at the AIIMS hospital here, is in a critical condition, hospital sources said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goa capital braces for 48 hours without water
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Residents of Goa's capital and other outlying areas are bracing for more than 48 hours of water scarcity after a landslide washed away two key pipelines which supply water from the Opa reservoir in Ponda sub district to North Goa, including Panaji.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out on two floors of a building in the AIIMS hospital here, leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday. No casualties have been reported so far.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPI-M loses hold over Kannur local body in Vijayan bastion
Kannur, Aug 17 (IANS) The CPI-M and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan received a setback here on Saturday when the party lost control over the Kannur Corporation.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out at the first and the second floor of the PC building in the AIIMS hospital here leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 261 cr assets of alleged ponzi scheme runners attached
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 261 crore properties of Radheshyam and Bansilal of Future Maker Life Care Private Limited and their family in a ponzi scheme case.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mumbai to host prestigious World Youth Chess C'ship
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Indias latest chess sensation and the worlds second youngest Grand Master Praggnanandhaa R. will be the star attraction at the prestigious World Youth Chess Championship to be held in Mumbai in October.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Arms trafficker arrested, 110 live cartridges seized
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police arrested a 46-year-old inter-state arms and ammunition trafficker and recovered 110 cartridges of .315 and .32 bores on his information.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chakma tribals in India, Bangladesh observe 'Black Day'
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 17 (IANS) The Chakma tribals of northeast India and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of southeast Bangladesh on Saturday observed a "Black Day" to protest the non-inclusion of non-Muslim dominated CHT in India during the partition in 1947, a leader of the agitating tribe said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Excess water released from Bhakra Dam, more discharges likely
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) As the Bhakra Dam across the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh reached its capacity, excess water was released as a precaution, which could cause flood in villages located downstream, officials said
2019-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
You can't just stop being famous: Tabu
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Tabu believes in living with her fame, and says that one can't just detach from it because fame becomes a part of one's personality.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Give your best shot this World Photography Day
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Smartphones with top-of-the-line camera technologies and filters have made everyone a photographer and according to professional lensmen, you can achieve great shots with some training and perspective.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'M.O.M: Mission Over Mars' is an ode to ISRO scientists
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The new web series, "M.O.M: Mission Over Mars", is an ode to the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The show narrates an intriguing tale of four women scientists who, through their brilliance and dedication, chart the journey of the Indian space agency's Mangalyan mission.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Defender Eli Sabia extends Chennaiyin FC contract
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Chennaiyin FCs Brazilian defender Eli Sabia on Saturday penned a contract extension with the club, that will see the 30-year-old turn out for Head Coach John Gregorys side for the 2019-20 season.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Why Tarantino's portrayal of Bruce Lee shouldn't be taken seriously
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A martial arts legends family, friends and fans feel he has been insulted by an iconic filmmaker. The fallout has kept both these great artists in the news for a while now, although Quentin Tarantinos depiction of Bruce Lee in "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" - as a bigmouthed show-off who wasnt worth much as a fighter - has created a controversy movie buffs would rather avoid.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Man commits suicide at Delhi's Tagore Garden metro station
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A man committed suicide by jumping before a speeding train at Delhi's Tagore Garden Metro station, police said on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Minor girl thrashed by village elder for elopement
Amaravati, Aug 17 (IANS) In a horrific incident, a minor Dalit girl was mercilessly beaten up by a village elder in public for eloping with a youth in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal sees heavy rains, rivers in spate
Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) Hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife