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Tom Hardy to star in Bosnian war movie
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy will produce and star in the Bosnian War movie "My War Gone By, I Miss It So".
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India hastens hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) In a bid to utilise the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty to the full, India is planning speedy construction of eight hydroelectric projects in Jammu and Kashmir. They will have a total installed capacity of 6,352 MW at a projected cost of Rs 56,700 crore (about $9 billion).
2017-07-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Twitter is winding down SnappyTV
San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) Twitter is reportedly mulling over closing down SnappyTV that it acquired in 2014 for quickly clipping, editing and sharing live video clips on its platform.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
India off to steady start in first Test
Galle, July 26 (IANS) India rode on a half-century from opener Shikhar Dhawan to post 115/1 at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Everybody should go blonde once: Celebrity hairstylist Asha Hariharan
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) It wasn't long ago when actress Sonakshi Sinha got trolled for sporting blonde hair with a white sari and a colourful pallu at an awards ceremony in the US. But people must try the golden look once in their lifetime, suggests popular hairstylist Asha Hariharan.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Police question actor Dileep's wife
Kochi, July 26 (IANS) A police team probing the abduction of a popular actress in Kerala in which superstar Dileep has been arrested said on Wednesday they have questioned his actress wife Kavya Madhavan and her mother.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
General issues: What World War I can still teach us (Book Review)
Title: Too Important for the Generals - How Britain Nearly Lost the First World War; Author: Allan Mallinson; Publisher: Bantam Press/Penguin Random House; Pages: 400; Price: Rs 599
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security,IANS Life
Allu Arjun to undergo physical makeover for 'Naa Peru Surya' (Lead, correcting headline)
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor Allu Arjun will undergo a special physical makeover during the course of month-long training in the US for his upcoming Telugu actioner "Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India", in which he will play a military officer.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
France wildfires force mass evacuation
Paris, July 26 (IANS) Wildfires in southern France have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, officials said on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Scientists to chase solar eclipse using NASA's research jets
New York, July 26 (IANS) For the upcoming total solar eclipse, a team of NASA-funded scientists are planning to observe the solar corona using stabilised telescopes aboard two of the space agencys research aircraft.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
'Asia is poised for climate leadership'
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) After the US withdrawal from the Paris deal, Asia is poised for climate leadership even in the absence of a common pattern of responses on climate politics from different Asian countries, a leading environment expert has said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
(After 11.30) Using tech to bring students closer to nature
Cartagena (Colombia), July 26 (IANS) Children in India, as in the United States, are learning about the wild along with their school curriculum thanks to a North Carolina-based biologist who is using technology to bring them closer to nature.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife,Education
Five killed as dumper hit car in Delhi
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Five persons, including a 14-year-old girl, were killed and four others injured when a Delhi Municipal Corporation dumper rammed into a car here early on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Promoting Urdu through visual arts
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) There was a time when Urdu couplets written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz or Ghalib were read from books or heard at 'mushairas' (poetry recitations). But now a Delhi-based artist is giving a pop-culture twist to Urdu literature by taking it to t-shirts, coffee mugs and posters.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Features,IANS Life
Anupam Kher wishes President Kovind
M00umbai, July 26 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has wished Ram Nath Kovind on his assumption of office as India's 14th President to lead the country forward.
2017-07-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Dont taint defence forces through isolated incidents (Comment: Special to IANS)
There has been much mud-slinging after news of a senior army officer's wife humiliating a junior officer's wife in public appeared in a national daily. Like it's the trend these days, this piece of "news" has been dissected to the minutest detail on social media platforms by just about anyone.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Defence/Security
Google adds SOS Alerts to search results, maps
San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) To help its users gather information about unfolding natural, man-made or humanitarian disasters, Google has added SOS Alerts to its search results and maps tools.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Allu Arjun to undergo physical makeover for 'Naa Peru Suryaa'
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor Allu Arjun will undergo a special physical makeover during the course of month-long training in the US for his upcoming Telugu actioner "Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India", in which he will play a military officer.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Jaitley, defence chiefs pay tributes to martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force on Wednesday paid tributes to martyrs to mark the Kargil Vijay Diwas.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
'Very rare' Trump sketch of NY skyline goes on auction
Washington, July 26 (IANS) For fans of Donald Trump, a rare chance to collect a genuine piece of artwork by the US President has finally arrived.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Seoul says no deadline in dialogue overtures to Pyongyang
Seoul, July 26 (IANS) South Korea's Unification Ministry on Wednesday said there has been no deadline set for its earlier dialogue overtures to North Korea.
2017-07-26
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Diplomacy
Facebook developing Amazon-like smart speaker
San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) Taking after Amazon's Echo Show, Facebook is reportedly developing a smart speaker that will feature a 15-inch touch-screen and will be launched in Q1 of 2018.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Frank Sinatra's widow, Barbara dead at 90
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Barbara Sinatra, the widow of iconic crooner Frank Sinatra, is dead. She was 90.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple to build 3 'big' manufacturing units in US: Trump
San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised to build three new manufacturing plants in the US, President Donald Trump has said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
India elect to bat against Sri Lanka in opening Test
Galle, July 26 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the first of the three-match Test series here on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Light showers likely in Delhi
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) It was a cloudy Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mumbai building collapse toll reaches 17
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) The overnight death toll in the building crash here shot up to 17 even as rescue operations continued on Wednesday morning, an official said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Markets open on a positive note on Wednesday
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Kaspersky Lab releases free antivirus software
Moscow, July 26 (IANS) Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has launched its free version of antivirus software 'Kaspersky Free' to "secure the whole world", a media report said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
473 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
Jammu, July 26 (IANS) The smallest batch of 473 pilgrims left here on Wednesday for the Amarnath cave, an official said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Defence/Security
Will strike 'heart of US' if Kim regime threatened: Pyongyang
Pyongyang, July 26 (IANS) North Korea has threatened a nuclear strike on "the heart of the US" if it attempts to remove Kim Jong-un as Supreme Leader, Pyongyang's state-run news agency reported.
2017-07-26
Category: International, North Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Top Vatican Cardinal appears in Australian court
Canberra, July 26 (IANS) Australian Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's financial chief, appeared in person for a brief hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Michael Kors set to buy Jimmy Choo
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Designer Michael Kors is reportedly buying the brand Jimmy Choo for around 900 million pounds.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Separatist leader Shabir Shah arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Shabir Shah is being flown to Delhi on Wednesday following his arrest by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials here on Tuesday.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Trump won't let Assad get away with 'horrible' actions
Washington, July 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he won't let Syrian President Bashar al-Assad get away with the "horrible" actions he has done, the media reported.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bangalore's Santosh jumps to pole position in Force Gurkha rally
Quepem (Goa), July 26 (IANS) Riding on good shows between stages six to nine, Bangalore's Siddartha Santosh (co-driver Prithviraj AC) of Team BODA (Bangalore Offroad Drivers Association) catapulted from third place on day one to pole position with a total score of 650 out of 900 on Day 2 of the off-road Force Gurkha RFC India motorsport event here.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Motorsports
US lawmakers pass bill for tougher sanctions on Russia, Iran, N. Korea
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that will slap tougher sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, media reports said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Tom Hanks gets into character for Spielberg's next
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actor Tom Hanks was spotted as late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee on the set of Steven Spielberg's new movie "The Papers".
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US Senate approves start of debate to repeal ObamaCare
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The US Senate voted to begin debate on how to repeal and, eventually, replace the healthcare reform implemented by former President Barack Obama, although it is still not known what the final form of the bill might be.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Arab League warns against migration crisis
Cairo, July 26 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) warned against "the increasing waves of migration to the Arab region", an official said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump 'disappointed' in Sessions, says healthcare vote 'big step'
Washington, July 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said he was "disappointed" with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his recusal in FBI inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election and called the healthcare procedural vote a 'big step'.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Depp slams allegations of psychological issues
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp, who is currently embroiled in a legal battle with his former management team, has slammed allegations that he has "compulsive spending disorder" and "psychological issues".
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Turks view US as number one threat: Poll
Ankara, July 26 (IANS) Turkish people perceive the US as the number one country that poses threat to Turkey, while regarding Azerbaijan as Turkey's closest friend, according to local research.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Westlife singer may join Boyzone for their anniversary celebrations
London, July 26 (IANS) Pop band Boyzone might be joined by former Westlife singer Brian McFadden for their anniversary celebrations.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US Navy vessel fires warning shots at Iranian boat
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A US Navy vessel fired warning shots at an Iranian patrol boat in the waters of the northern Persian Gulf, US Defence Department officials said.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Shanghai on red alert for heat wave
Shanghai, July 26 (IANS) Shanghai recorded another scorching day with the temperature hitting 40.5 degrees Celsius, weather officials said. A red alert for high temperature was issued.
2017-07-26
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Culkin seen for first time since 'Home Alone' dad's death
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin has been spotted here for the first time since the tragic death of his on screen father John Heard.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump says he's 'disappointed' in Sessions
Washington, July 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said he was "disappointed" with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but declined to say he would fire him, the media reported.
2017-07-26
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy, US Elections
Kolkata Metro services disrupted following fire
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Thousands of commuters returning home had a harrowing time as Metro services were disrupted between Central and Rabindra Sadan stations here late on Tuesday evening following a fire at an electrical sub-station.
2017-07-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Rahul Bose launches initiative against child sexual abuse
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Rahul Bose along with actress Vidya Balan came together to support the eradication of child sexual abuse (CSA) as Rahul launched "HEAL: NGO against child sexual abuse".
2017-07-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Luc Besson forced producers to get Rihanna in latest film
London, July 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Luc Besson had to persuade his producers to get singer Rihanna in his latest film "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets".
2017-07-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Disha Patani looks radiant in Manav Gangwani's couture at ICW 2017
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Young and vivacious Disha Patani added glamour to the Manav Gangwani's show at the India Couture Week (ICW) 2017 when she walked for the designer as a showstopper in black trousseau with 'maang tikka' adding drama to her looks.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
EU, Egypt to collaborate on development, diplomacy
Brussels, July 26 (IANS) The European Union and Egypt agreed to collaborate on priority actions for the next three years in areas such as economic and social development, international action and the stabilization of the country and fight against terrorism.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Delhi government to set up Hindi Literature Discussion Clubs
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday directed government officials to set up Hindi Literature Clubs/Sabhas for the promotion of Hindi literature, a Delhi government official said.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Politics
Timely treatment might have helped Charlie Gard, claims doctor from Pope's hospital
Rome, July 26 (IANS/AKI) Terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard might have benefited from timely experimental therapy to treat his rare genetic disease, a top doctor from Pope Francis' paediatric hospital here said on Tuesday.
2017-07-26
Category: International, Italy,Religion,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
26 parliamentary secretaries, 9 advisors inducted in Nagaland
Kohima, July 26 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R.Zeliang on Tuesday inducted 26 parliamentary secretaries and nine advisors.
2017-07-26
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Russia sends forces to bolster ceasefire in Syrian safe zones
Moscow, July 25 (IANS) Russia has sent its military police to monitor the cessation of hostilities in "de-escalation" or safe zones in Syria, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
2017-07-25
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Trump asks why nobody is investigating Clinton's Russia links
Washington, July 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump took to social media to ask why congressional committees and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are not investigating the links between the Russian government and "dishonest" Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival in the 2016 presidential election.
2017-07-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy, US Elections
Louis Tomlinson's 'coincidental' relationship with girlfriend
London, July 25 (IANS) One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, who has rekindled his romance with girlfriend Eleanor Calder, says his relationship with her is coincidental.
2017-07-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Human trafficking tragedy claims 10 lives in US
Washinton, July 25 (IANS) One more person has died after more than 30 persons were found in a tractor-trailer parked outside a Walmart in San Antonio in the US state of Texas, making the death toll to 10, officials said.
2017-07-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arjun Rampal 'rocks on' bandhgala with Bal's cock motif
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal transported fashionistas back to his supermodelling days when he hit the ramp in a black bandhgala and pants with designer Rohit Bal's newly introduced cock motif on the opening day of the India Couture Week (ICW) here.
2017-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Elton John feels Prince Harry inherited 'incredible' gift from Diana
London, July 25 (IANS) Singer Elton John says Prince Harry inherited late Princess Diana's "incredible" gift of making people feel everything was going to be alright.
2017-07-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran calls for close cooperation with Afghanistan on terrorism
Tehran, July 25 (IANS) Iran said security is interlinked in Iran and Afghanistan, and both countries should enhance cooperation to deal with the issue of terrorism in the region,
2017-07-25
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
UN chief, Iran condemn Kabul terror attack
United Nations/Tehran, July 25 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned a deadly terrorist bomb attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
2017-07-25
Category: International, United States,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
India should target inflation rate of 4-5%: US expert
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Indian policymakers would do well to target keeping annual retail inflation in the country in the range of 4-5 per cent without aiming to lower this rate significantly, according to an American expert.
2017-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Furore after holiday home owner rejects gay couple in southern Italy
Tropea (Italy), July 25 (IANS/AKI) A homosexual male couple was not allowed to stay at a holiday flat in Italy's southern Calabria region due to a 'no gays or animals admission policy', sparking a social media furore and calls for stricter anti-discrimination rules in the sector, reports said Monday.
2017-07-25
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Turkish media employees in terrorism trial
Istanbul, July 25 (IANS/AKI) Seventeen staff reporters and directors of the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet were among 19 people who went on trial in Turkey on Monday charged with aiding "armed groups".
2017-07-25
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Jute products made by correctional home inmates showcased in Kolkata
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) In a unique initiative, 15 inmates from the state-based Dumdum correctional home, on Monday showcased a wide array of jute products crafted by them after getting trained by professionals inside the prison.
2017-07-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
World Congress of Optometry to focus on preventable blindness
Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) The second World Congress of Optometry, scheduled to be held here in September, will deliberate preventable blindness, refractive error and vision care as an integral component of public health, its organisers said.
2017-07-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Libyan Coast Guard save 150 migrants
Tripoli, July 24 (IANS/AKI) Libyan Coast Guard said on Monday they had rescued 150 migrants off Sabratha, west of Tripoli, Libyan media reports said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
First batch of 300 UP pilgrims leaves for Haj
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The first batch of 300 Haj pilgrims let for Saudi Arabia from the Chowdhary Charan Singh international airport here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Pope Francis praying for terminally ill British baby and his parents
Vatican City, July 24 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis is praying for 11-month-old Charlie Gard and his parents after they said they have ended their legal battle over treatment for the critically sick British baby, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bengal BJP leader questioned by CID
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal BJP leader Shamik Bhattacharya, who was summoned by the state CID in connection with a fraud case under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, appeared before the investigators at CID headquarters here on Monday, a CID source said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Actor Navdeep grilled for 11 hours in drug case
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Hyderabad drug racket grilled Telugu actor P. Navdeep for over 11 hours on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Ocean level rising faster than the global estimate
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Global warming is leading to an accelerated rise of the sea level in the north Indian Ocean as compared to the global estimate, Parliament was informed on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Online portal launched to register sexual harassment complaints
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) An online complaint management system to register cases of sexual harassment of women at workplace -- SHe-Box -- was launched here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
MP spent Rs 800 crore in three years on advertisements
Bhopal, July 24 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has spent Rs 800 crore on advertisements in the last three years, a Congress MLA said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
President, PM condole death of space scientist U.R. Rao
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Where are the missing Indians in Mosul? Iraqi Minister flip-flops (Third Lead)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In a flip-flop, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said here on Monday that the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul since 2014 are considered alive, after having said earlier in the day his government was not 100 per cent sure about this.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Police recruitment exam in UP cancelled after paper leak
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday cancelled the online exam of the police and PAC for recruitment of sub-inspectors to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday after complaints of paper being leaked, said an official.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tata Communication net profit down 22% in Q1
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Tata Communications on Monday reported a 22.27 percent fall in its consolidated net profit at Rs 32.94 crore in the quarter ended June 30, as compared to Rs 42.38 crore in the year-ago period.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Delhi officials asked not to share views without minister's approval
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) As a Delhi government order asking officials not to communicate "views of the department without minister-in-charge's approval" appeared in social media on Monday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that it was leaked from the Lt Governor's office.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pranab Da never judged my government's decisions: Modi
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A day before President Pranab Mukherjee demits office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lavished praise on him, saying he never judged his government's decisions or compared them with those made by previous governments.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Navy will use Vasco airport more in future: Parrikar
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the Indian Navy will make more use of Goa's only airport for military purposes in the coming years.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
AAI to develop civil aviation sector in Uttarakhand
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday said that it has signed an MoU with the Uttarakhand government to develop the civil aviation sector in the hill state.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Congress files complaint against BJP MP for filming Lok Sabha proceedings
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Congress on Monday filed a complaint against BJP MP Anurag Thakur for what the opposition party said was filming Lok Sabha proceedings.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AIADMK bribery case: HC seeks Tihar report on middleman's torture claim
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from city government and Tihar Jail authorities on a plea filed by Sukesh Chandrashekar, an accused in the Election Commission bribery case, alleging custodial torture in the jail.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kovind to be sworn-in as President on Tuesday
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Ram Nath Kovind will take oath as India's 14th President on Tuesday at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi, Sonia condemn Kabul terror attack
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condemned the terror attack in the Afghan capital on Monday that left at least 36 dead and said India stood with Afghans in their fight against terrorism.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Goans to be barred from casinos, cap on industry soon: Parrikar
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Questioned repeatedly over the BJP-led Goa government's alleged proximity to the casino lobby in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said a new policy will soon cap the number of casinos in a particular area. He also said that Goans will be barred from visiting the gaming areas.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Venkaiah Naidu terms Congress allegations as false, motivated
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) NDA's Vice-Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected allegations against him by Congress as "entirely false and motivated" and said it was clear evidence of the opposition party's "sense of hopelessness" and "political bankruptcy".
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Passengers safe, after Ethiopian Airlines' flight makes emergency landing
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) All passengers travelling aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to New Delhi were safe after the aircraft made an emergency landing at IGI Airport here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vodafone-Idea merger gets CCI approval
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has given approval for the Vodafone-Idea merger.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Two held for robbing Italian cashpoints in Donald Trump masks
Turin (Italy), July 24 (IANS/AKI) Police in north Italy on Monday arrested two Sinti Gypsy brothers accused of robbing bank cashpoints at night while wearing US President Donald Trump masks.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA chargesheets nine for Bihar rail track blast plot
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The NIA on Monday filed a chargesheet against nine accused for their involvement in a conspiracy to carry out terrorist act by planting explosives on the railway tracks near Ghorasahan station in Bihar's Motihari district in September 2016.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yatra acquires Air Travel Bureau
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Leading online travel company Yatra Online on Monday said it has acquired corporate travel services provider Air Travel Bureau.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
More arrests likely in Hyderabad drug racket
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Hyderabad drug racket has so far arrested 19 accused and not ruled out more arrests.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NSDC to raise Rs 50 cr in Nirvana Fund
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is aiming to raise Rs 50 crore in the next six months in the newly created Nirvana Fund to cater to entrepreneurs from the bottom rungs of society, a top official said here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Temperature in India rose half a degree in past decade
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The average temperature rose over half a degree in India over the last 10 years between 2007 and 2016, the Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Zonal Cultural Centres to promote traditional, folk art
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In an attempt to protect, preserve and promote various forms of traditional art and folk art, the government has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCC) across the country, said the Ministry of Culture on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Punjab CM's mother passes away
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Rajmata Mohinder Kaur, the mother of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, passed away in Patiala city on Monday evening.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
National Highway along Odisha coast after 90% land availability
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The construction of National Highways along the coastline of Odisha will start after availability of 90 per cent of the land, while the land acquisition process will start after the approval of the Detailed Project Report (DPR), parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maid's son, minor held for murder of senior citizen
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A youth and his juvenile accomplice have been held for killing a 61-year-old man here, police said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 islands chosen for holistic development
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government has chosen ten islands in Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar for their holistic development in the first phase of work being done by newly constituted Island Development Agency (IDA), it was announced on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Property dealer detained for hit-and-run killing
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A property dealer has been detained and is being questioned in connection with the mowing down of a man by a speeding car in central Delhi, police said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bernardeschi completes medicals ahead of Juventus move
Turin, July 24 (IANS) Fiorentina's versatile footballer Federico Bernardeschi on Monday underwent medical tests here ahead of his proposed move to Juventus.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Spanish football chief set to be suspended following arrest
Madrid, July 24 (IANS) Angel Maria Villar is likely to be suspended from his post as President of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Tuesday as the Spanish Administrative Sports Tribunal (TAD) meets to decide his future.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Italian minor arrested for horrific Naples mafia murders
Afragola (Italy), July 24 (IANS/AKI) A minor was arrested near Naples on Monday on suspicion of cutting the throats and cutting up of two local mafia bosses in February, after their badly decomposed body parts were found wrapped in plastic bags in a ditch.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US regulatory nod for Strides' anti-allergy drug
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Pharma company Strides Shasun Ltd on Monday said that the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved marketing of its anti-allergy drug in the US.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
HDFC Bank's quarterly net profit up 20%
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Monday reported an exponential rise of 20.22 per cent in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
$23 bn investment planned in KG Basin oil, gas fields
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Oil and gas fields in the Krishna Godavari (KG) Basin in India's eastern offshore would attract investment of about $23 billion for these hydrocarbons' exploitation, Parliament was informed on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
18 ferry terminals to be built along Ganga
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) plans to construct 18 ferry terminals in six cities along the River Ganga under the Jal Marg Vikas Project, Parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Didn't instruct Jethmalani to use objectionable words against Jaitley: Kejriwal
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Senior counsel Ram Jethmalani was "not instructed" by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to use objectionable words against Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the cross-examination in the defamation case, Delhi High Court was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Government working on clean fuel-based public transport: Gadkari
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government is working on reducing the number of cars on the roads by boosting the public transport system in the cities as well as between key cities, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Around Rs 7 lakh cr to be spent on building roads by 2021-22
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) It would cost around Rs seven lakh crore for development of national highways and other roads under various government schemes and proposed Phase-I of Bharatmala programme upto 2021-22, Parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
246 km of Himachal roads declared National Highways
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) As many as 246 kilometres of state roads in Himachal Pradesh have been declared new National Highways since 2013-14, Parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
No pre-lunch sitting for SC on Tuesday due to new President's swearing-in
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court will not be sitting in its pre-lunch session on Tuesday as all its 27 judges of the top will be attending the swearing-in of President-elect Ram Nath Kovind at the Central Hall of Parliament
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Inadequate flow, untreated sewer behind Yamuna pollution: Minister
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Inadequate flow, discharge of untreated effluent and over-extraction of ground water are the major reasons for high level of pollution in the Yamuna river, the Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Difficult to lure quality players to Inter, says coach
Nanjing (China), July 24 (IANS) Inter Milan head coach Luciano Spalletti said on Monday that it is hard for the Italian football club to get quality players from this summer's transfer market as they are not willing to join a team which will not play the European Champions League in the upcoming season.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Trump son-in-law denies colluding with Russia
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Jared Kushner, the senior adviser and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, has, in a statement sent to the Senate and House Intelligence Committees and published by local media, denied having colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Politics, US Elections
Yeray returns to training despite ongoing cancer treatment
Madrid, July 24 (IANS) Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray Alvarez gave his club and team-mates a massive morale boost on Monday when he returned to the club's Lezama training ground just over a month after beginning cancer treatment.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Young man stabbed over parking on road
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A young man was stabbed by unidentified assailants in south Delhi after he asked them to remove their two-wheelers from the road, police said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Inter beat Lyon 1-0 in ICC tournament
Nanjing (China), July 24 (IANS) Stevan Jovetic scored a second-half goal to help Inter Milan beat Lyon 1-0 in an International Champions Cup football match here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Congress releases letter on transparency in party funding
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Following Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's stand that no political party had come forward with suggestions to make party funding cleaner, the Congress on Monday released a May 30 letter that advocated complete transparency on donors and donees.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Chelsea forward Pedro had multiple fractures
Singapore, July 24 (IANS) Chelsea chief coach Antonio Conte on Monday said forward Pedro Rodriguez had sustained multiple fractures to his face and his injuries were more serious than was earlier believed.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Football
Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series, passed away here early on Monday, said an ISRO official. He was 85.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
AC truck cabins must by December 31
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The last date for trucks to have air conditioned cabins for drivers, a mandatory norm by the central government, has been extended to December 31, 2017, an official said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Privacy cannot be excuse for evading tax obligations: Jaitley
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In the backdrop of the debate generated by the appeals on Aadhaar being currently heard by the Supreme Court on whether privacy is a fundamental right, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said privacy cannot be touted as an excuse not to comply with one's legal obligation on tax matters.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC questions licences to restaurants in Hauz Khas Village
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) how licences could be issued for restaurants in Hauz Khas Village in violation of building by-laws and the master plan.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
People's organisations stage protest against RCEP trade pact
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Various people's organisations from across India on Monday staged a protest against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement even as the 19th round of negotiations on it were being held here.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
26 die in Lahore vegetable market blast
Lahore, July 24 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed and 58 others injured on Monday in a powerful explosion, claimed by Pakistan Taliban, near an IT Park in Pakistan's Lahore city, officials said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India condemns Kabul terror attack
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India strongly condemned the terror attack in the Afghan capital on Monday that claimed the lives of at least 36 people.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Diplomacy
OIC denounces Israel's closure of Al Aqsa Mosque
Riyadh, July 24 (IANS) The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has denounced on Monday Israel's closure of East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque and installation of metal detectors at the site.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy
Pranab Da never judged my government's decisions: Modi
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A day before President Pranab Mukherjee demits office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lavished praise on him and said he never judged his government's decisions or compared them with those made by previous governments.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indians better at imitation than innovation: Ansari
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Indians are better at imitation than innovation, Vice President Hamid Ansari observed on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Threat to auction India's first individual Olympic Bronze Medal
Satara (Maharashtra), July 24 (IANS) In an embarrassment for the Maharashtra government, the family of the late wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, who bagged India's first individual Olympic Bronze Medal in 1952, on Monday threatened to auction it off to finance a wrestling academy the state had long promised to fund.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports,Politics
SC asks PGIMER Chandigarh to examine 10-year-old pregnant rape victim
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked Chandigarh's Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to examine a 10-year-old rape victim who is 26 weeks pregnant and ascertain the extent of risk to her life if the court was to allow an abortion.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine
Human antibodies produced in lab to treat diseases
London, July 24 (IANS) Scientists have developed a method to artificially produce specific human antibodies which can be used to treat a wide range of diseases and facilitate the development of new vaccines.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Ethiopian Airlines to resume services to Bahrain
Rabat, July 24 (IANS/MAP) Ethiopian Airlines said on Monday it will resume its services to Manama from August after a six-year absence from Bahrain.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Malta,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
77 polluting units in Kanpur region issued closure notice: Minister
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A total of 77 Gross Polluting Industries (GPIs) were issued closure directions between January and May this year in Kanpur region for violating environmental norms, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Plantation drive across 1,513 kms of National Highways
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tree plantation will be undertaken along 1,513 km of National Highways under the Green Highways Scheme by the National Highway Authority of India, parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
BRICS Trade Union Forum kicks off in Beijing
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) The sixth BRICS Trade Union Forum opened in Beijing on Monday to discuss the trade union role in sustainable development.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Rs 1 lakh cr of contracts given for national highways upgrades
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government has awarded contracts worth over Rs 1.09 lakh crore for two- and four-laning of national highways in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Jharkhand since 2014-15, Parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Tally EVM votes with VVPAT in Bawana by-poll, AAP urges EC
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The AAP on Monday urged the Election Commission to tally votes cast through EVMs with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the Bawana assembly by-election in Delhi whenever it is held.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indians missing in Iraq: Families swing from hope to hopelessness
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Families of 39 Indians, mostly from Punjab, who went missing in Iraq's Mosul town three years ago are still keeping their fingers crossed even after Iraqi Foreign Minister on Monday said that he was not sure if the missing Indians were alive or not.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Netanyahu vows to bring embassy guard home from Jordan
Jerusalem, July 24 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that an Israeli security guard who shot dead two Jordanians after being stabbed outside Israel's Embassy in Jordan will be brought back to the country.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Rs 62.99 crore spent since 2012 on plastics use in highways construction
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government has spent only Rs 62.99 crore since 2012 out of the allocated Rs 159.6 crore on research, development, training and quality assurance through use of waste plastics and jute in the construction of highways, Parliament was told on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Police seek expert opinion in Sunanda Pushkar's death
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Yet to make a breakthrough in the case of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Delhi Police has asked a high-level medical board to give clarifications on different findings and opinions given by forensic labs and the autopsy reports of AIIMS and the FBI to ascertain the cause of her mysterious death.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
This is right time to invest in women's cricket: Jhulan
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) A day after India women's cricket team agonisingly lost to hosts England in the World Cup final at Lord's, veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami said the time is right to take the game forward, observing the "real journey" for the eves starts now.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic
Rabat, July 24 (IANS) A Moroccan peacekeeper was killed and three others were injured in an ambush in Bangassou city of the Central African Republic, local media reported on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Malta,Defence/Security,Terrorism
World Congress of Optometry to focus on preventable blindness
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) The second World Congress of Optometry, scheduled to be held here next month, will deliberate preventable blindness, refractive error and vision care as an integral component of public health, its organisers said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Doklam has always been under China's jurisdiction: Minister
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that there has been no territorial dispute in the Doklam area.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
20 world class research institutions to come up soon: Javdekar
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javdekar on Monday told Parliament that guidelines and proposal for the 20 world class research and teaching institutions were ready and will soon get the go-aheadd.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
Sushma assures help to ailing Indian in France
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, known for using Twitter extensively to aid distressed Indians abroad, on Monday assured help to an Indian national hospitalised in France with blood infection.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Your real-life 'attachment style' also applies to Facebook
New York, July 24 (IANS) Your attachment style -- how avoidant or anxious you are in a close relationship in real life -- also applies on social media platforms like Facebook, researchers reveal.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Soul of India resides in pluralism, need to eschew violence: President
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday that soul of India resides in pluralism and tolerance and the country must free its public discourse from all forms of violence, physical as well as verbal.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FIFA says all doping tests at Confed Cup turned negative
Moscow, July 24 (IANS) All doping tests collected at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, held in Russia this summer, tested negative, the world football's governing body announced on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Mamata stresses on digitising Bengali film archive
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stressed on digitisation of film-related content for preservation of the legacy of Bengali cinema.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Cinema/Showbiz
In two years solar energy for residential sector would be cheaper than electricity grid: Solar players
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In the next two years, solar power will be cheaper than the electricity grid in the residential sector, says solar energy provider SunSource Energy which on Monday successfully implemented the first two phases of a 100 MW solar project in South East Asia.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Jaitley introduces Banking Regulation Bill
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced in the Lok Sabha a bill which allows the Centre to authorise the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to direct banks to initiate recovery proceedings against loan defaulters.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
China hints Doval may meet its top diplomat amid border row (Roundup)
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China on Monday hinted that its top diplomat Yang Jiechi and Indian NSA Ajit Doval may hold a bilateral meeting this week on the sidelines of the BRICS NSA Summit even as it warned New Delhi to shed "illusory thinking" and immediately withdraw troops that Beijing says have crossed into Chinese territory.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Digital transactions in all co-operative banks by March 2018: NPCI
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Monday said all co-operative banks in the country would be part of digital transactions by March 2018.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Harikrishna finishes second in Rapid chess Championship
Biel (Switzerland), July 24 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna got off to a flying start in the Biel International Chess Festival campaign after finishing runner-up in the Rapid Chess Championship here.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Seven held for terror funding, Hurriyat calls for Kashmir shutdown (Roundup)
Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven key Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Sunny Deol adds credibility to 'Poster Boys': Shreyas
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actor- filmmaker Shreyas Talpade says he wanted the "Ghayal" star Sunny Deol to play a role in "Poster Boys" to add credibility to the film, which has a "little sensitive subject".
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vodafone-Idea merger gets CCI approval
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has given approval for the Vodafone-Idea merger.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SC blocks BCCI ex-chief Srinivasan, Shah from BCCI SGM
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday blocked former BCCI President N. Srinivasan and former Secretary Niranjan Shah from attending the Special General Body Meeting (SGM) of the board, scheduled for July 26, as it directed that only office-bearers of the state associations will be participating in the meeting.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
Mamata stresses need to digitise Bengali film archives
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stressed the need to digitise film-related content for preservation of the legacy of Bengali cinema.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
36 die as car-bomb hits government bus in Kabul
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) At least 36 persons were killed and 42 others wounded when a car packed with explosives struck a minibus carrying government employees in western Kabul in Afghanistan on Monday, officials and witnesses said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Flyover open to public in Gurugram
Gurugram, July 24 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday inaugurated an eight-lane flyover on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway, fulfilling a long-standing demand.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Maharashtra tops in skill development: NSDC data
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Maharashtra has emerged as the topper in imparting Skill Training to over a million youths in the National Skill Development Corporation's (NSDC) Skill India Mission, an official said here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Pakistan summons Indian envoy over border firing
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) Pakistan summoned on Monday the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a formal protest over ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the killing of a 12-year-old boy.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
No more language barriers in cinema: Kajol
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is making her comeback into southern cinema after two decades with Tamil film "VIP 2", says cinema has changed and there are no more language barriers.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Rain, high tide batter Kolkata, Bengal, Mamata blames Jharkhand
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Heavy downpour and high tide battered the eastern metropolis and some districts, inundating large swathes of land on Monday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused Jharkhand of releasing water without information but claimed there was no flood-like situation in her rain-hit state.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Majority demand privacy law: Survey
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The majority of citizens in a survey participated in by over 10,000 people showed concern about the privacy of their data and said that a law was needed to regulate it.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
This Franciscan missionary's been planting trees in Kenya for 30 years
Cartagena (Colombia), July 24 (IANS) He's known as the Father of Trees. He's a Franciscan missionary and believes in practising what he preaches.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Spain,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Congress legislator, who came to actress' aid, claims vehicle tampered
Kochi, July 24 (IANS) Congress' Kerala legislator P.T. Thomas, who had been the first to rush to the aid of the abducted Malayalam film actress, on Monday complained to police that his vehicle was tampered with to cause him harm and sought a probe into it.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Not sure if 39 missing Indians are alive: Iraq
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Monday said here that he was not sure whether the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul since 2014 are alive.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Coach Ancelotti says Vidal will stay at Bayern
Singapore, July 24 (IANS) Bayern Munich head coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted on Monday that veteran midfielder Arturo Vidal is to stay at the record German football champions.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Football
Ambuja Cements' Q2 consolidated net profit up 12%
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Ambuja Cements on Monday reported a rise of 11.83 per cent in its consolidated net profit to Rs 718 crore for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017 as compared to Rs 642 crore in the corresponding period of last year.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Monaco left-back Mendy moves to Man City
Manchester, July 24 (IANS) Manchester City have strengthened their squad with the signing of young France left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco, the English football club announced on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ITDC to strengthen AI's leadership in hospitality sector
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Hospitality major India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) on Monday said it has entered into an agreement with national carrier Air India to "upgrade the skills and knowledge base" of the airlines' senior executive and cabin crew in hospitality and service industry.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Captain Marvel' will be set the early 1990s
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed that the upcoming superhero film "Captain Marvel" will be set in the early 1990s.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sisodia flags off 'GST awareness mobile vans'
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In a bid to address the problems of traders regarding the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday flagged off six 'GST awareness mobile vans' from Delhi Secretariat.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Frame charges against nine in CWG graft case: Delhi court
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A court here on Monday ordered that charges be framed against six former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee members and three others in a corruption case related to merchandise and sportswear.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Artificial intelligence can choose recipes after looking at food images
New York, July 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based system that, given a still image of a dish, can recommend ingredients and recipes based on that food photo.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Oracle expands 'Cloud at Customer' with PaaS, SaaS services
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Empowering organisations to move workloads to the Cloud while keeping their data on premises, Oracle on Monday announced the expansion of its Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications available through Oracle 'Cloud at Customer' product.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sunny Leone urges people to save water
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone, the brand ambassador of a mineral water company, says people should try to conserve water.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Environment/Wildlife
Galle stadium brings good memories, says Ashwin
Galle, July 24 (IANS) Ahead of playing his 50th Test cricket match here, Indian star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday recalled his 10-wickets haul against Sri Lanka in 2015 at Galle International Stadium here and said the venue brings good memories.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Okinawa sues Tokyo over US base relocation
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Authorities in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa on Monday filed a fresh court case against the central government seeking suspension of ongoing construction work related to the relocation of a US military base in the region.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Tiles industry expected to grow 6-9% in current fiscal
Kolkata, July 24 ( IANS) With the rolling-out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and anticipated boost in the housing sector, the tiles industry is expected to grow by 6-9 per cent in the current fiscal, a top industry player said here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Five injured in Switzerland chainsaw attack
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) At least five people were injured on Monday by an unknown assailant wielding a chainsaw in the northern Swiss town of Schaffhausen, police said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six Congress Lok Sabha members suspended for five sittings, opposition protests (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Six Congress Lok Sabha members were on Monday suspended from the house for five consecutive sittings after they tore up papers and threw them in the air and towards the Speaker's podium to protest her decision disallowing a discussion on atrocities against Dalits and Muslims by cow vigilantes.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hurriyat calls for shutdown over leaders' arrest
Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Calling the Monday arrest of seven of its leaders "revengeful and arbitrary", the Hurriyat leadership has called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suicide bomber kills 25 near Lahore IT park
Lahore, July 24 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and dozens injured on Monday when a suicide bomber exploded himself near an IT Park in Pakistan's Lahore city, officials said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Neuroticism may be linked with long life
London, July 24 (IANS) Individuals with higher levels of neuroticism -- a personality trait associated with negative emotions -- are likely to have longer lifespan and lower risk of mortality, regardless of their health conditions, a study has claimed.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Lot of responsibility with 'VIP-2', says Soundarya Rajinikanth
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Director Soundarya Rajinikanth, who is helming the second installment of the popular film "Velaiilla Pattadhari", says there was a lot of responsibility that came with taking on the project.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Free speech faces 'real danger', says former EPW editor
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India faces a "real danger to freedom of expression", says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, a veteran journalist, who quit as editor of Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) after he was asked by the trust that manages the internationally respected journal to withdraw two articles critical of the government for favouring the Adani business group.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Now singer Suchitra courts controversy over 'azaan' tweet
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Four months after singer Sonu Nigam courted controversy over the 'azaan' issue, actress-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi on Monday found herself in a similar situation as she expressed irritation over the Muslim prayer call.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
India's trade deficit with China is a concern: Sitharaman
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Indian government is concerned about the country's growing trade deficit with China and it is making efforts to realise greater access for Indian goods and services in the Chinese market, Parliament was informed on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Bharti Infratel's Q1 net profit drops 12 per cent
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tower infrastructure provider Bharti Infratel's net profit for the first quarter of 2017-18 dropped by 12 per cent, a company statement said here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Tripura assembly polls: BJP to field new faces
Agartala, July 24 (IANS) The BJP will put up 98 per cent new faces and 65 per cent young candidates in next year's assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura, a top party leader has said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Harmanpreet, Deepti in Mithali-led ICC's World Cup team
Dubai, July 24 (IANS) Indian women's team captain Mithali Raj was named skipper of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 team with all-rounders Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma in the side, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Not 100% sure 39 missing Indians are alive: Iraq
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Monday said he was not sure whether the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul, liberated from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation, were alive.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
JioPhone will force incumbents to protect subscribers: Analysts
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Reliance Jio's newly launched JioPhone, aimed at over 50 crore feature phone users, will pose a stiff challenge to incumbents to protect their subscriber market share, analysts say.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Fire breaks out in Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A major fire broke out on Monday in a government building, housing offices including of the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax Department among others, officials said. No injuries were reported.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parliament passes bill consolidating laws on civil maritime matters
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Parliament on Monday passed a bill that seeks to consolidate the existing laws on jurisdiction of courts on civil admiralty matters, or cases of maritime accidents or contracts related to maritime commerce, proceedings on maritime claims, and seizure of ships with the Rajya Sabha assenting to the legislation.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Rs 100 crore ransom sought for abducted UP businessman
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The kidnappers of Uttar Pradesh businessman Sanjeev Gupta have reportedly demanded Rs 100 crore in ransom from his family even as his whereabouts remain sketchy for a second day.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ashok Leyland bags Karnataka order for over 3,000 buses
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Hinduja Group's flagship company Ashok Leyland on Monday said that it has bagged an order for 3,019 buses worth Rs 650 crore.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gogoi airs concern over CAG revelation on army's munition shortage
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday slammed the BJP-led NDA government over the recent CAG revelation about shortage of ammunition with the Indian Army at a time when there is an ongoing stand-off along the India-China border.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sensex, Nifty at record high; RIL, HDFC Bank stocks fuel rally (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Healthy quarterly results, coupled with intense buying activity witnessed in index heavyweights such as HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries (RIL), ITC and Infosys, lifted the key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty -- to record highs on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Parliament gives nod to Footwear Design Institute Bill
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Parliament on Monday passed the Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill that seeks to establish the Footwear Design and Development Institute as an institution of national importance with the Rajya Sabha's nod to the law.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Bollywood showstopper pieces give you a winner: Rina Dhaka
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) If Bollywood divas Malaika Arora and Nimrat Kaur gave Rina Dhaka's couture show a starry presence, actress Huma Qureshi is now set to turn heads at the designer's Indian Couture Week (ICW) presentation here. Rina says she enjoys working with actors as the pieces worn by them help to get her a winner that sells well.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Explosion in Lahore kills nine
Lahore, July 24 (IANS) At least nine people were killed in an explosion in a Lahore market on Monday, the media reported.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Amit Sadh's bike reported missing
London, July 24 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh, who is currently in London for the shooting of Akshay Kumars "Gold", got an unpleasant surprise on Monday morning when he saw that his bike was missing from his hotel compound.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lady Gaga pays tribute to Amy Winehouse
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) "Paparazzi" hitmaker Lady Gaga has paid a heart-wrenching tribute to Amy Winehouse on the sixth anniversary of her death.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Always an honour shooting with Anupam Kher: Manoj Bajpayee
London, July 24 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who has shared screen space with Anupam Kher in films like "Dus Kahaniyaan" and "Special 26", says its an honour for him to share screen space with the veteran actor.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Domestic brands dominate Chinese smartphone market in Q2
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Smartphone shipments in China grew a modest three per cent annually during the second quarter, with top four of its domestic brands capturing close to 69 per cent of the market, new research said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Free speech faces 'real danger', says former EPW editor
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India faces a "real danger to freedom of expression", says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, a veteran journalist, who quit as editor of Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) after he was asked by the trust that manages the internationally respected journal to withdraw two articles critical of the government for favouring the Adani business group.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
China hints bilateral at BRICS NSA meet amid border row
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China on Monday hinted that its top diplomat Yang Jiechi and Indian NSA Ajit Doval may hold a bilateral meeting this week on the sidelines of the BRICS NSA Summit even as it urged New Delhi to give up "illusory thinking" and immediately withdraw its troops that Beijing says have crossed into Chinese territory.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Lupita Nyong'o proud to be in tweet-inspired movie
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actress Lupita Nyong'o is proud to star in a movie with singer Rihanna which is based on a tweet from a fan.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Not sure if 39 missing Indians in Mosul are alive: Iraq
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari on Monday said he was not sure if the 39 Indians missing in Mosul since 2014 were still alive.
2017-07-24
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Dabang Delhi name Iranian Sheykh as captain
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Dabang Delhi on Monday named Iranian all-rounder Meraj Sheykh as their captain for the ninth edition of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), beginning on July 28.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
BJP's focus on Hindu ideology than better education system: AAP
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS of doing politics over education and said the ruling party is more focused on creating a Hindu ideology than improving the education system.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Education
GMR Academy, RGNAU to offer PG diploma in airport operations
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) GMR Aviation Academy, the aviation/airport training arm of the GMR Group, on Monday signed an MoU with the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) for a joint post graduate diploma in aviation/airport operations.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Education
All will be Aam Aadmi at UP toll plazas
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) After facing flak, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday decided that there will be no separate lanes for VIPs at toll plazas in the state.
2017-07-24
Category: International, India,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Use roses to hydrate skin, treat acne and de-stress
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Roses have a lot of uses apart from its de-stressing fragrance. From being an ace hydrator to being a healer, experts have rated the rose and its petals high for their uses.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rain, high tide batter Kolkata, Bengal, heavy rain forecast
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Heavy rain and high tide battered this eastern metropolis and some districts of West Bengal, resulting in a flood-like situation across large swathes of land, officials said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
SHAREit crosses 1 bn users globally, 300 mn in India
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Popular mobile file sharing app SHAREit has crossed the one billion users-mark worldwide, with over 300 million from India.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
HC questions non-filing of chargesheet in Pushkar's death
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday expressed "concern" that police has not filed chargesheet into the death of Sunanda Pushkar even after the lapse of three and half years.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sanjay Garg to showcase at LFW's 'Grand Opening Night'
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Textile designer Sanjay Garg of the brand Raw Mango will showcase his aesthetically rich collection at the opening night of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 that will flag off on August 16.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Talent matters, Soundarya Rajinikanth on nepotism (Lead, correcting para 2)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth, who is directing her brother-in-law Dhanush in the upcoming film "VIP 2 - Lalkar", says talent matters in the world of showbiz regardless of the background the artistes come from.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
SC bars ex-BCCI chief Srinivasan from BCCI SGM
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday barred former BCCI President N. Srinivasan from attending the Special General Body Meeting (SGM) of the board, scheduled for July 26, as it directed that only the office-bearers of the state associations will be participating in the meeting.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket
UP U-turn on separate lanes for VIPs at toll plazas
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) Facing flak over its advisory for ensuring separate lanes for VIPs at toll plazas in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Monday took a U-turn and said the earlier system of same lanes for all vehicles will be adhered to.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Odisha CM directs implementation of anti-graft policy
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed the administration to implement "Zero Tolerance Policy" in true letter and spirit against corruption in different social welfare schemes of the state.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Pandher, Koli sentenced to death for serial rape, murder
Ghaziabad, July 24 (IANS) A CBI court on Monday convicted businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surender Koli to death in a Nithari serial rape and murder case, observing it is a rarest of rare case which had shaken society.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gal Gadot comforts emotional young fan at Comic-Con
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actress Gal Gadot comforted a young fan who teared up after she met the "Wonder Woman" star at Comic-Con.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Talent matters, Soundarya Rajinikanth on nepotism
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth, who is directing her brother-in-law Dhanush in the upcoming film "VIP 2 - Lalkar", says talent matters in the world of showbiz regardless of the background the artistes come from.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Keep hazardous dietary supplements, energy drinks at bay
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Dietary supplements, including energy drinks which have become a fad today, are not regulated and should not be consumed as these may cause severe health issues, especially in children, US-based researchers have advised.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Can't ask for more: Dhanush on Hollywood debut
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tamil actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who is gearing up for his first Hollywood film "The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir", says he could not ask for more and adds that it has been a great journey for him.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Reliance Capital's shareholders approve demerger scheme
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Financial services major Reliance Capital on Monday said its shareholders have approved the demerger scheme for Reliance Home Finance.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NIA arrests seven Hurriyat leaders for terror funding
Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven prominent Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terrorist activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kushner denies colluding with Russians before Senate questioning
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Monday that neither he nor any member of the Trump campaign team colluded with Russian officials over the 2016 US presidential election.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Politics, US Elections
Rs 100-crore ransom sought for kidnapped UP businessman
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The kidnappers of Uttar Pradesh businessman Sanjeev Gupta have allegedly demanded a ransom of Rs 100 crore from his family while his whereabouts remain sketchy for the second day.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Women are born multi-taskers: Ishika Taneja
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Miss India Tourism and beauty expert Ishika Taneja, who has featured alongside veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri in the song "Dilli ki raat" in "Indu Sarkar", says women are capable of doing many things at the same time as they are born multi-taskers.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sanjay Garg to open LFW with Lakmé's grand opening night
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Textile designer Sanjay Garg of the brand Raw Mango will showcase his aesthetically rich collection at the Opening night of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 that will flag off on August 16.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Q1 profit up 27%
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management on Monday said its profit after tax increased by 27 per cent to Rs 103 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2017.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Actress Charmme moves court in drug case
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Actress Charmme Kaur, who has been summoned by Telangana excise authorities for questioning in a drug racket case, on Monday moved Hyderabad High Court, seeking its direction that authorities should not forcibly collect her blood, hair and nail samples.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Parineeti terms Shreyas 'my favourite boy in the world'
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra feels actor Shreyas Talpades forthcoming debut directorial venture "Poster Boys" will be a hilarious film as it has been helmed by her "favourite boy in the world".
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Surender Nada named Haryana Steelers captain for PKL
Sonepat (Haryana), July 24 (IANS) Haryana Steelers on Monday named local boy Surender Nada as the franchise's captain for their maiden Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season, starting July 28.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Linkin Park streams increase by 730 per cent post-Bennington's demise
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) On-demand audio streams of songs by popular rock band Linkin Park increased by 730 percent following the death of Linkin Parks member Chester Bennington on July 20.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
S. Korea again urges N.Korea to participate in 2018 Winter Olympics
Seoul, July 24 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday once again urged North Korea to participate in the Winter Olympic Games his country is hosting early next year.
2017-07-24
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
Whole of Bollywood is fusion: Rahul Ram
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Rahul Ram, the bass guitarist and lead vocalist of Indo-rock fusion band 'Indian Ocean', says all Bollywood songs are fusion.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala court to hear Congress MLA's bail plea on Tuesday
Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS) A court here in Kerala on Monday posted the bail hearing of Congress MLA M. Vincent, arrested in a sexual harassment case, for Tuesday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lok Sabha adjourned for day after ruckus over MPs' suspension
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after opposition members created pandemonium as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended six Congress MPs for five consecutive sittings for improper conduct.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Equity markets close at record high, Q1 results buoy sentiments
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty -- provisionally closed at record highs on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hemsworth felt intimidated by Blanchett
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth found actress Cate Blanchett very intimidating while filming "Thor: Ragnarok".
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tourists harassed by traffic police: Goa Deputy Speaker
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Goa Assembly Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo on Monday accused the traffic police of "harassing" tourists in the state, especially in its coastal belt.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Czech Pliskova stays on top of WTA singles rankings
Madrid, July 24 (IANS) Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova, with 6.855 points, continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Golfer Spieth wins British Open
Southport (England), July 24 (IANS) American golfer Jordan Spieth held his nerves to post one-under 69 in the fourth and final round as he registered a three-stroke victory in the 146th British Open, adding a third major title to his collection.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series, passed away here early on Monday, said an ISRO official. He was 85.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Murray maintains top spot in ATP rankings
Madrid, July 24 (IANS) Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, with 7,750 points.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
With Messi, Neymar, Lewandowski it will always be a fight: Ronaldo
Madrid, July 24 (IANS) Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said there will always be a fight against the best footballers in the world for the top honour in the game.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Congress attacks Venkaiah Naidu on probity
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Congress on Monday attacked NDA's Vice Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu over issues of transparency and probity, alleging that the Telangana government had placed a direct order for purchase of vehicles with a company belonging to his son and had granted exemption from Rs 2-crore charges to a trust in which his daughter was a managing trustee.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
China hints bilateral at BRICS NSA meet
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China on Monday indicated that its top diplomat Yang Jiechi and Indian National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval might hold a bilateral meet this week on the sidelines of the BRICS NSA Summit amid a dragging border stand-off.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
No pressure replacing Chitrangada in 'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz'
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Model turned actress Bidita Bag, who is all excited for her upcoming film "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", says that she does not feel any pressure replacing Chitrangada Singh in the film.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Get PlayStation 4 for free with new Sony BRAVIA OLED A1 series
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Adding to its successful 'A1' series of BRAVIA TVs, Sony India on Monday launched its much-awaited premium flagship line-up of OLED TVs.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
NIA arrests seven Hurriyat leaders for terror funding
Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lok Sabha members demand Bofors case to be reopened
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Lok Sabha members from the treasury benches on Monday raised a demand to reopen investigation into the alleged Bofors guns scam.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Sports personalities hail Indian women cricketers
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Sports personalities have taken to Twitter to heap praise on India's women cricketers for their effort in the ICC World Cup final where they went down to hosts England by nine runs.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Two armed men detained outside Mamata's residence
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Two persons have been detained outside West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's house here on Monday for allegedly carrying arms, the police state said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Neymar staying at Barcelona, hints Pique
Madrid, July 24 (IANS) Amid growing speculation over FC Barcelona's Brazilian striker Neymar's possible move to Paris Saint Germain (PSG), the Spanish football club's defender Gerard Pique on Monday posted a photo of himself and Neymar on Twitter with the message "he's staying".
2017-07-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Hrudayantar' co-producer ventures into Bollywood
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Imtiaz Khatri, who co-produced designer Vikram Phadniss maiden directorial venture "Hrudayantar", is now setting his eyes on the Hindi film industry and has already signed few Bollywood projects.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rahul down with fever; ruled out of 1st Test vs Sri Lanka
Galle, July 24 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul was ruled out of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka, starting here on Wednesday, after the right-hander was down with viral fever, the BCCI confirmed on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Emotional content of Ganesh's film really good: Rohit Shetty
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has praised ace choreographer Ganesh Acharyas maiden Marathi directorial venture "Bhikari". He says the film is good emotionally.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UN urges Australia to stop detaining refugees
Canberra, July 24 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday urged Australia to stop detaining refugees and close down its offshore detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two Indians killed in Nepal accident
Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) Two Indians were killed after a tractor-trolley they were travelling in overturned in Nepal's Parsa district, police said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Polish President to veto controversial judiciary reform bills
Warsaw, July 24 (IANS) Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday announced he would use his veto power to block two controversial bills passed by his own party to reform the country's judiciary system.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Poland,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TV is for money, fame: Zuber K. Khan
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Zuber K. Khan says as an actor he enjoys every medium. While he feels that films are good for growth, TV shows help to earn fame and money.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Turkish journalists face terror trial
Ankara, July 24 (IANS) Seventeen journalists and managers at Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet were facing trial on Monday on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation, the media reported.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Turkey,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six Congress MPs suspended for unruly conduct
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday suspended six Congress MPs for five consecutive sittings for improper conduct after they tore up papers and threw them towards her podium.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sanjay Dutt shows blood soaked avtar in 'Bhoomi' first look
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) The makers of Sanjay Dutt-starrer "Bhoomi" on Monday released the first look of the film in which the actor is seen with a blood-soaked lip.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Government introduces Banking Regulation Bill
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced a bill under which the Centre may authorise the Reserve Bank of India to direct banks to initiate recovery proceedings against loan defaulters.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Ancient rock inscription, monument discovered in China
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) An ancient rock inscription and stone monument dating back 900 years have been discovered on a mountain in China's Hebei province, the media reported on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Overnight rains batter Bengal
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Overnight rains battered the eastern metropolis and several districts of West Bengal resulting in a flood-like situation in several areas, officials said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Two killed in Israeli embassy shooting in Jordan
Amman, July 24 (IANS) Two Jordanians were killed in a shootout inside the Israeli embassy in Amman, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Jordan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA arrests 7 Kashmiri separatists for terror funding
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven Kashmiri separatist leaders who have allegedly received funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Will act against policemen found with beer bottles: Parrikar
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Two days after police personnel in an official patrol car were found with beer bottles, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that strict action would be taken against the three.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Harry Style overwhelmed by 'Dunkirk' setting
London, July 24 (IANS) Singer-actor Harry Styles was overwhelmed while working for his film "Dunkirk" as the place in real world witnessed a loss of thousands of lives during the Second World War.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TN farmer tries to commit suicide in Delhi: Farmers
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) One of the Tamil Nadu farmers protesting here on Monday tried to commit suicide by consuming 10 sleeping pills apparently because of depression, fellow farmers said. Police, however, denied that the farmer had tried to kill himself.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lok Sabha witnesses din as Opposition demands debate on lynchings
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Monday witnessed noisy scenes as the Opposition members led by Congress created pandemonium, demanding a discussion on the issue of atrocities against Dalits and Muslims by the cow vigilantes.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six Congress MPs suspended for five sittings in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday suspended six Congress members from five sittings because of their unruly conduct.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kolkata buses go real-time with Google Maps
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In the first launch of real-time transit information for Google Maps in India, commuters riding the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) buses in Kolkata will now be able to get real-time bus information on the app.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Is India really prepared for war, asks Thackeray
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over the continuing tensions on India's borders with Pakistan and China, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Monday wondered whether the country is really prepared for war.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Actor Navdeep quizzed in drug case
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Hyderabad drug racket quizzed Telugu actor Navdeep on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Obesity in teenage may up colon cancer risk later
New York, July 24 (IANS) Is your adolescent son or daughter overweight or obese? Beware, it may increase his or her risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood, a research has showed.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
China tells India to give up 'illusory thinking'
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China urged India on Monday to give up impractical "illusory thinking" and immediately withdraw all its troops that it said have "illegally" crossed into Chinese territory.
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Michael Emerson to join 'Arrow' season 6
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actor Michael Emerson will be joining the sixth season of hit TV show "Arrow" in a recurring role.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pandher, Koli sentenced to death for serial rape, murder
Ghaziabad, July 24 (IANS) A CBI court on Monday convicted businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surender Koli to death in the Nithari serial rape and murder case.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Linkin Park launches suicide-prevention site
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) In the wake of its member Chester Bennington's death, the band Linkin Park has set up a suicide-prevention web page.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
JioPhone will force incumbents to protect subscribers: Jefferies
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Reliance Jio's newly launched JioPhone aimed at over 50 crore feature phone users will pose a stiff challenge to incumbents to protect their subscriber market share, investment banking firm Jefferies has said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Army apologizes for beating up eight policemen
Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) The Army has apologized for beating up eight policemen in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district, a senior police official said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Sri Lanka pick uncapped Pushpakumara for first Test vs India
Galle, July 24 (IANS) Uncapped left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara was the lone new face while batting all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva and paceman Nuwan Pradeep made their way back into the Sri Lanka squad for the first Test against India, starting here on Wednesday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
My most glamorous avatar yet in 'Gautham Nanda': Catherine
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Catherine Tresa, who is kicked about forthcoming Telugu commercial entertainer "Gautham Nanda", says audiences will see her in her most glamorous avatar yet in the film and she is confident her look will be loved.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
UP opposition holds 'parallel' assembly proceedings
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) In a show of solidarity for each other and opposition to the Uttar Pradesh government, the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal legislators held a separate 'symbolic' assembly session in the Central Hall here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Look few inches taller with right jewellery
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Although clothing and heels play a crucial role in adding a few inches to your height, jewellery is just as important. If chosen correctly, it can make a short woman look taller and slimmer while the wrong choices can make you look even more petite, say experts.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Film industry has taught me lot of patience: Taapsee Pannu
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has impressed many with her strong willed and fearless woman characters in films like "Pink" and "Naam Shabana", says the film industry has changed her a lot as a person as she can "kind of" take a lot of "non-sense"
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rains to pound Jharkhand till Wednesday
Ranchi, July 24 (IANS) Heavy rainfall across Jharkhand over the last three days has hit normal life. The Met Office has forecast more rain till Wednesday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trump takes to Twitter to criticise media
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticise The New York Times and the Washington Post for negative coverage of his administration.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Coal India invites power producers for linkage auction
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) State-run Coal India Ltd (CIL) has invited applications from independent power producers to take part in the auction of coal linkages under the Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala Transparently in India (Shakti), a notice said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Janak Toprani was 'always' fascinated by 70 mm screen
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Veteran theatre director Janak Toprani is set to take a plunge into Bollywood with "Call For Fun" -- an "intelligent, edgy, slice of life comedy". He said he was always fascinated by the 70 mm screen.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pangteang sworn in as Nagaland minister
Kohima, July 24 (IANS) Senior Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator E.E. Pangteang was on Monday sworn in as a cabinet minister in the T.R. Zelaing-led government.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Pandher, Koli sentenced to death for serial rape, murder
Ghaziabad, July 24 (IANS) A CBI court on Monday convicted businessman Maninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surender Koli to death in the Nithari serial rape and murder case.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP to undertake major police recruitment soon
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) Short-staffed for very long, the Uttar Pradesh Police will soon be rolling out a major recruitment drive, an official said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
BREAKING: Pandher, Koli sentenced to death for serial rape, murder
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2017-07-24
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Working birthday for actor Vijay Antony
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Actor-composer Vijay Antony, who turned 41 on Monday, will be spending his birthday shooting for the upcoming Tamil family drama "Annadurai", in which he plays dual roles, his wife said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
New Microsoft patent reveals 'Surface Phone'
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) Even though Microsoft has reported a fall in Surface PC line and Windows phones revenues, the Redmond-based tech giant is aiming for new devices called "Surface Phones" and has made its patent public.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Tai chi may help prevent falls in elderly
London, July 24 (IANS) Practising tai chi one to three times per week may help reduce the number of falls in older adults -- a primary cause of traumatic death in the population, a study has showed.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Sekhar Kammula's 'Fidaa' mints Rs 25 crore in opening weekend
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Sekhar Kammulas latest Telugu outing "Fidaa", a love story about an NRI boy and a girl from Telangana, has grossed a whopping Rs 25 crore in its opening weekend at the box office, a trade pundit said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
B-Town celebs 'proud' of Indian women's cricket team
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar say they are "proud" of the Indian women's cricket team for their good game at the ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's in London.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Manchester United beat Real Madrid 2-1 in penalty shootout
Santa Clara (US), July 24 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid finished its first pre-season match on a disappointing note, losing to Manchester United in the International Champions Cup 2-1 in penalty shootout after the 90-minute game ended 1-1.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Sports,Football
U.R. Rao: Space scientist par excellence (Obituary)
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Udupi Ramachandra Rao, who passed away here on Monday, was an Indian space scientist par excellence who headed the ISRO for a decade.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Equity markets at new peak, Nifty nears 10k mark
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) The key equity indices -- the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty -- traded at record highs during the mid-afternoon session on Monday, with the wider Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) trading close to the 10,000-level.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IMF revises up China's growth forecast for 2017, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, July 24 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised China's growth forecast for 2017 and 2018 to 6.7 and 6.4 per cent respectively.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Malaysia,Business/Economy
20 arrested for Kashmir police officer's lynching
Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said it has arrested 20 persons accused in the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit over a month ago.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A.R. Rahman shares poster of 'Daughters of Destiny'
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) A.R. Rahman on Monday shared the poster of the "Daughters of Destiny", documentary series to be released via Netflix on Friday. It features music by the double Oscar-winning composer, popularly known as the Mozart of Madras.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Expect Indian growth to pick up in 2017, 2018: IMF
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With global economic recovery remaining on track on the back of better performing emerging economies, growth in India is expected to pick up further in 2017 and 2018, the IMF has said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Prannoy beats Kashyap to lift US Open badminton title
Anaheim (California), July 24 (IANS) Rising shuttler H.S. Prannoy overcame some anxious moments before getting the better of compatriot Parupalli Kashyap in what was an all-Indian men's singles final of the US Open Grand Prix Gold here on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Badminton
Buy abroad diktat doesn't worry India's solar sector
India has to make suitable policy changes by December this year to remove measures it had undertaken to protect its fledgling solar manufacturing sector from foreign competition, according to a recent notice issued by the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). DSB adjudicates on trade disputes between national governments.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Poets are self-motivated souls, poetry is compulsion'
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Of all romanticism associated with poetry, the ethereal and carefree life of a poet is perhaps the most adored. But is this -- the state of a poet's being -- the reason for the existence of poetry, and, more so, what is a poem's purpose?
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Government considering path-breaking FDI reforms for defence sector
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A more liberal FDI policy is currently under consideration to attract FDI in defence sector, sources said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Why it is important for women to eat with their families
Morthala (Rajasthan): When the women of this village sit down to eat, it is usually after the rest of the family had finished its meal -- the men first, the children next and themselves last.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Getting back to the roots to make healthy eating tasty (Foodie Trail - Palakkad)
Palakkad (Kerala), July 24 (IANS) Does eating healthy necessarily mean eating tasteless? A gourmand may well answer that with a resounding 'Yes' -- but a bunch of chefs at the top of their game are out to change perceptions.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
24 killed in Kabul suicide blast
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and 42 others injured on Monday in a suicide blast here, the Afghan Interior Ministry confirmed.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
British rider Froome wins fourth Tour de France title
Paris, July 24 (IANS) British cycling star Christopher Froome won his third straight and fourth Tour de France title as the 104th edition of the world's most prestigious road cycling tournament concluded here.
2017-07-24
Category: International, France,Sports,Other Sports
German journalists name Lahm as Player of the Year 2017
Berlin, July 24 (IANS) Retired footballer Philipp Lahm has been named as Player of the Year following a poll by Germany's leading sports magazine "Kicker".
2017-07-24
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Kerala HC refuses bail to actor Dileep
Kochi, July 24 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Monday refused to give superstar Dileep bail in the alleged abduction and molestation of a popular Malayalam actress in February.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhanush and I play strong characters in 'VIP 2': Kajol
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is making a much anticipated comeback after two decades to Tamil filmdom with "VIP 2", says she as well as Dhanush play very strong characters in the film.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Brazil Serie A wrap: Santos keep pressure on leaders
Rio de Janeiro, July 24 (IANS) Former Wolfsburg forward Bruno Henrique scored a hat-trick as Santos defeated Bahia 3-0 in Brazil's Serie A football championship.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil 1982 World Cup keeper Waldir Peres dies
Rio de Janeiro, July 24 (IANS) Waldir Peres, the goalkeeper of Brazil's feted 1982 World Cup team, has passed away, his former football club Sao Paulo said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
New video shows work on Apple Park continues
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) As Apple inches closer to open gates of its brand new campus this year, a new drone flyby video has surfaced, showcasing the company continues to apply finishing touches such as landscaping.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
China again urges India to withdraw troops
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Beijing on Monday urged New Delhi to immediately withdraw all troops that have "illegally" entered China, stating that the nation would defend its territorial sovereignty "at all costs".
2017-07-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Central Command plans events for Kargil Day
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The Central Command of the Indian Army will celebrate Kargil 'Vijay Diwas' on Wednesday through a series of functions, a defence spokesperson said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
After brief slowdown, monsoon again active in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, July 24 (IANS) After a brief lull last week, the monsoon on Monday returned to the hill state of Uttarakhand, the Met office has said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Regulatory blues: India's 1st private reinsurer mulls licence surrender
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Finding the reinsurance regulations illogical and an uneven playing field for a whopping investment of Rs 500 crore, India's first private reinsurance company, ITI Reinsurance Ltd (ITI Re) is even ready to surrender its licence, officials said.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Amarinder offers DSP's post to Harmanpreet (Lead, changing headline)
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Reversing an "injustice" by the previous government, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has offered a job in the Punjab Police to Indian batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur following her stellar performance in the ICC Women's World Cup in England.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,Politics
Honor 8 Pro: Outshines OnePlus 5 in every department (Tech Review)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Two flagship duel-camera smartphones from two Chinese players -- one from Huawei under its sub-brand Honor and another from OnePlus -- have arrived in India.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
A quest to locate consciousness in the brain (Book Review)
Title: A Day in the Life of the Brain; Author: Susan Greenfield; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 271; Price: Rs 499
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Big B's ambassadorship for Unicef extended for two years
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's ambassadorship for Unicef has been extended for another two years and will be working on eradicating measles and rubella infections for children.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Health/Medicine
IMF slashes US growth forecasts for 2017-2018
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its economic growth forecasts for the US to 2.1 per cent for this year and the next, down from the 2.3 per cent for 2017 and 2.5 per cent for 2018 that it had predicted in April, the media reported.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
The Rock's new movie co-stars Siri
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson or "The Rock" has announced a new movie and guess who is his co-star? It is Siri, Apple's voice assistant.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
SRK congratulates DJ Shilpi for 'Radha' remix
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has congratulated actor and DJ Shilpi Sharma for the remix of the song "Radha" from the forthcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal".
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amarinder undoes 'injustice' to Harmanpreet; offers police job
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has offered a job in the Punjab Police to Indian batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur following her stellar performance in the ICC Women's World Cup in England.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket,Politics
Lana Del Rey tried to use witchcraft to hex Trump
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Singer Lana Del Rey confirmed that she tried to hex (put a spell) US President Donald Trump earlier this year.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics,Human Interest/Society
20 killed in Kabul suicide blast
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed on Monday in a suicide blast targeting the house of an Afghan politician here, police said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Nine migrants dead in tractor-trailer in Texas
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Nine immigrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer at a parking lot in the US state of Texas, authorities said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
N.Korea cancels beer festival due to drought
Pyongyang, July 24 (IANS) North Korea has cancelled a beer festival aimed at attracting foreign tourists due to a severe drought.
2017-07-24
Category: International, North Korea,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Modi condoles death of ex-ISRO chief
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over the death of former ISRO chief U.R. Rao. He said Rao's contribution to India's space research will always be remembered.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao passed away here in the early hours of Monday, said a space agency official. He was 85.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Key Indian equity indices open higher
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices on Monday are trading higher in the morning session.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Cloudy Monday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) It was a cloudy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Trump still doesn't accept intelligence conclusion on Russia'
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump remains unconvinced that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election, the newly-appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
US biologists discover three new toad species
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US biologists have discovered three new species of toads living in Nevada's Great Basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square miles ancient lake bottom.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Sri Lankan navy rescues two elephants washed into sea
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) The Sri Lankan navy rescued two young elephants washed out to the sea from drowning on the coast of Trincomalee.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Sri Lankan President orders tighter security for judges
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena ordered tighter security for all judges following a shooting incident that threatened the life of a high court judge in Jaffna.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
40 Pakistani teachers leave for Chinese language training in Beijing
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) A group of 40 Pakistani teachers left for Beijing to receive training on
2017-07-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Education,Human Interest/Society
Veteran Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Veteran Indian space scientist U.R. Rao passed away here on Monday, an ISRO official confirmed. He was 85.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
'600,000 to contract cholera in Yemen by year end'
Sanaa, July 24 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that the current number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen will at least double by the end of 2017 to reach 600,000 cases.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Yemen,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
UP to launch all-women 'Pink' buses
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will soon launch 'Pink' air-conditioned buses exclusively for women, an official said on Monday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Styles gets more security than Hardy, Murphy
London, July 24 (IANS) One Direction star Harry Styles has reportedly been given six personal bodyguards and is watched round-the-clock while promoting his acting debut film "Dunkirk".
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
673 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra
Jammu, July 24 (IANS) A batch of 673 pilgrims on Monday left winter capital Jammu to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trump chides Republicans for doing 'very little' to protect him
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump accused Republican lawmakers of doing "very little" to protect him, and he once again criticized the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics
Arab foreign ministers urgent meeting on Jerusalem postponed
Cairo, July 24 (IANS) The urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers on Jerusalem, originally scheduled on Wednesday, will be postponed till Thursday, the Arab League (AL) announced.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
50 Cent flirted with Helen Mirren at red carpet
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Rapper 50 Cent has revealed that he flired with veteran actress Helen Mirren at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China, Russia conduct simulation exercise for joint naval drills
Moscow, July 24 (IANS) Chinese and Russian commanders conducted a simulation exercise in Kaliningrad province for the ongoing joint military drills code-named "Joint Sea 2017" in the Baltic Sea.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Explosion in Syria kills 50 militants
Damascus, July 24 (IANS) Some 50 militants with the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front were killed in an explosion in Syrian city of Idlib, media reports said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Erdogan, Saudi King discuss Qatari crisis amid mediation efforts
Riyadh, July 24 (IANS) As part of Turkey's renewed mediation efforts, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz to discuss the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the Saudi-led quartet.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Guetta wants to make 'timeless' music
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Grammy Award winning DJ David Guetta wants his music to be "timeless" and appeal to all generations.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russian aggression to blame for Ukraine 'hot war': US official
Kiev, July 24 (IANS) The US special envoy to the peace talks in Ukraine said that the ongoing fighting in the east of country should be regarded as a 'hot war' instead of a 'frozen conflict' and blamed Russia for its role in the hostilities.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Styling people is Penelope Cruz's second career
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz says she cuts her family and friends' hair.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
1 killed, 2 injured in shooting at Israeli embassy
Amman, July 24 (IANS) A Jordanian was killed, another injured and a Israeli staffer at the Israeli embassy in Jordan was also injured in a shooting inside the embassy.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Jordan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iraq receives 350 civilians fleeing IS rule
Baghdad, July 24 (IANS) Iraqi government and security forces have received some 350 civilians fleeing the rule of Islamic State (IS) in the province of Anbar, a police source said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump backs law expanding Russia sanctions: White House
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump supports a bill announced on the weekend by Congress to increase sanctions on Russia, in part due to Moscow's alleged interference in last year's election, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Hugh Jackman checks his children's phones
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman has revealed that he carries out "random" checks on his chilrens phones to ensure they are staying safe.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Qatari-owned sports, children TV channels no longer blocked in UAE
Dubai, July 24 (IANS) Sports and children TV channels owned by Qatar were back on the screens this weekend in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after being blocked since June, amid signs of easing of a diplomatic crisis.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Media,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Ruth Negga 'intimidated' by wardrobes
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actress Ruth Negga is "intimidated" by wardrobes and the contents inside, so much so that she lives out of one single suitcase.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Iran, Iraq sign agreement to boost defence ties
Tehran, July 24 (IANS) Iran and Iraq signed an agreement to boost cooperation in a host of military fields, media reports said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Taliban take control of another district in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) Banned militant outfit the Taliban took control of a district in Ghor province in Afghanistan, after an earlier seize on the same day of a district in the northern part of the country, an official source said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion,Terrorism,Diplomacy
8 found dead in trailer carrying illegal immigrants in US
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Eight persons were found dead in a trailer carrying illegal immigrants at a Walmart parking area in US state of Texas, authorities said.
2017-07-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yoddhas beat Mavericks in UTT encounter
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Doo Hoi Kem, Manika Batra and Quadri Aruna recorded crucial wins to lead Oilmax Stag Yoddhas to a 16-11 win over RP-SG Mavericks in the 11th tie of the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Hit by car, pierced by grille, man dies on spot
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A 25-year-old man who worked in a roadside kiosk near the Delhi Police headquarters was killed when he was hit by a speeding car and pierced by a divider grille he was thrown on to, police said on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mithali blames inexperience, panic for final loss
London, July 23 (IANS) Praising the England players for winning their fourth World Cup title, India skipper Mithali Raj rued that the inexperience of her teammates and their inability to hold their nerves during the crucial moments proved to be the difference between the two teams in the final.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
England women's team has got heart and courage, says coach (Correcting Intro)
London, July 23 (IANS) England women's cricket team coach Mark Robinson said his side has got heart and courage as he applauded the side for winning the ICC Women's World Cup by nine runs against India here on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bonhomie marks farewell function for outgoing president
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The farewell function by parliamentarians for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee in the Central Hall of parliament was marked by bonhomie among leaders of various parties as they greeted each other and chatted before his arrival.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
England beat India to lift Women's World Cup
London, July 23 (IANS) It was a case of 'so near and yet so far' for India as they suffered a spectacular middle and lower order batting collapse to lose by nine runs to England in a nail-biting final of the ICC Women's World Cup here on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Use ordinances sparingly, rethink disruptions, says Mukherjee in farewell speech (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday gave a message to both government and opposition telling them ordinance route should be used only in compelling circumstances, disruption harms the opposition too and passing bills without discussion was a breach of the people's trust.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India vs England WWC final scoreboard
London, July 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the ICC Women's World Cup final between England and India at Lord's here on Sunday:
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Navy chief begins visit to Mozambique, Tanzania
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Sunday embarked on an eight-day visit of Mozambique and Tanzania that is aimed at consolidating bilateral relations and exploring new avenues for defence cooperation.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Use ordinances sparingly, discuss laws, says Mukherjee in farewell speech (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday gave a message to both government and opposition telling them ordinance route should be used only in compelling circumstances, disruption harms the opposition too and passing bills without discussion was a breach of the people's trust.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian cricket team made us proud, says Mamata
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday lauded the Indian women's cricket team for its efforts in the World Cup final against England, saying the girls in blue made the country proud.
2017-07-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
England beat India to lift Women's World Cup
London, July 23 (IANS) It was a case of 'so near and yet so far' for India as they suffered a spectacular middle and lower order batting collapse to lose by nine runs to England in a nail-biting final of the ICC Women's World Cup here on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Heavy incessant rains trigger flood-like situation in Bengal
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Several rivers in some West Bengal districts were flowing above the danger level creating a flood-like situation, while a number of city roads saw waterlogging following incessant rains due to a cyclonic circulation on Sunday, officials said.
2017-07-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India thump Turkmenistan in AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers
Doha, July 23 (IANS) India thumped Turkmenistan 3-1 in their final match of the 2018 AFC Under-23 Championship qualifiers at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium here on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
President not in favour of two executives: Ansari
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday said outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee had told Governors and Lt. Governors that their role was "mainly confined to giving advice to the Chief Minister as there cannot be two functional executive authorities in a state".
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ferrer wins his 2nd Swedish Open title
Bastad (Sweden), July 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis player David Ferrer claimed his second Swedish Open title with a straight-set victory over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Tennis
Bertens wins 4th career title at Swiss Open Gstaad
Gstaad (Switzerland), July 23 (IANS) Dutch tennis player Kiki Bertens beat Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in the women's Swiss Open Gstaad final on Sunday to claim her fourth career title.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Mukherjee to make farewell address to nation on Monday
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation on Monday, his last day as the President, a communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mukherjee remembers 'mentor' Indira in farewell speech
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday remembered his "mentor", former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a "towering personality" in his farewell speech to parliamentarians.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maharashtra opposition fails to project united front
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra opposition on Sunday failed to project a united front a day before the start of the assembly's monsoon session, with the Nationalist Congress Party skipping the customary combined opposition meeting convened by the Congress.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bhumi a hardworking woman, says Reynu Taandon about her showstopper
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Bhumi Pednekar is going to add the Bollywood quotient to Reynu Taandon's show at India Couture Week 2017 and the ace designer says that the actress is a very hardworking woman with a heart of gold.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Odisha puts six districts on flood alert
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday issued a flood alert in six districts after the IMD forecast heavy rainfall in the next two days.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
President not in favour of two executive authorities in state: Hamid Ansari
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday said outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee had last week told Governors and Lt Governors that their role is "mainly confined to giving advice to Chief Minister" as "there cannot be two functional executive authorities in a state".
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mukherjee praises Modi for his transformational changes
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what he said were his transformational changes in the country, adding that he (Mukherjee) "greatly benefitted from his advice and co-operation".
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chelsea's Pedro returns to London after suffering concussion
London, July 23 (IANS) Chelsea announced on Sunday that Spain forward Pedro Rodriguez is to return to London for further review after he suffered a concussion in a friendly match against their London football rivals Arsenal in Beijing.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India vs England WWC final: England scoreboard
London, July 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the England innings in the ICC Women's World Cup final between England and India at Lord's here on Sunday:
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kidnapped boy rescued, couple held
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A five-year-old boy kidnapped from east Delhi has been rescued and a couple living in the neighbourhood arrested for the crime, police said on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
South Korean Foreign Ministry plans to upgrade cybersecurity measures
Seoul, July 23 (IANS) South Korea's Foreign Ministry will soon craft a mid-term plan to beef up cybersecurity measures, an official said on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Technology
Disruptions hurt opposition more, Mukherjee tells MPs
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said he realised as a parliamentarian that disruptions of proceedings "hurts the opposition more than the government".
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistani held in TN for peddling drugs
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) A Pakistani national, who had entered India illegally and was peddling drugs, has been arrested in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district, police said on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Emotional, President goes down memory lane in farewell speech
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Two days before he demits office, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday went down memory lane as he delivered his farewell speech here, recalling his first day as member of Parliament as well as his past associations.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Law must be preceded by scrutiny, discussion: Mukherjee
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday stressed that a legislation must be preceded by "scrutiny and adequate discussion".
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian, Chinese diplomats must prevent war: Chinese expert
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) War between India and China over Doklam is a possibility and diplomats from both sides must prevent an armed conflict, a Chinese expert has said.
2017-07-23
Category: International, China,Media,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Playing double-role isn't easy, says Arjun Kapoor
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor will be seen playing a double-role for the second time in his five-year-old acting career in upcoming "Mubarakan". He says it's difficult to play a twin role in films.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mukherjee, a 'guru' who taught generations of MPs: Speaker
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday called outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee a "guru from whom generations of parliamentarians have received lessons".
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jamshedpur FC pick experienced Indian players in ISL draft
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) debutants Jamshedpur FC picked up experienced Indian footballers from the first 10 rounds of the draft here on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Morocco, China sign deal to build Africa's tallest skyscraper
Rabat, July 23 (IANS) A Chinese firm has signed a deal with Moroccan companies to build the tallest skyscraper in Africa in the capital of Morocco, local media reported on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Malta,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Amit Sadh calls himself 'picky'
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh, who is gearing up for the release of the upcoming film "Raagdesh", says he's picky when it comes to reading scripts.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UAE central bank posts sharp rise in foreign currency supply
Dubai, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The central bank of the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that its total assets have increased by 10.8 per cent to 391.96 billion dirham ($106.8 billion) in the first half of this year.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy
Jayaram fastest at national drag racing tourney
Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), July 23 (IANS) Veteran Pratap Jayaram from Bengaluru emerged as the fastest in the first round of the 2017 Indian National Drag Racing Championship for four-wheelers at the MMRT track here on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
WWC final: England post 228/7 against India
London, July 23 (IANS) Three-time champions England posted a competitive total of 228 for seven in 50 overs against India in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup at the Lord's Cricket Ground here on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Avoid ordinance, use it in compelling circumstances: President
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the governments should avoid taking the Ordinance route to promulgate a law it wants, and stressed that this option should be used only in "compelling circumstances".
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maldives police warns opposition alliance against holding protest
Male, July 23 (IANS) Police in Maldives have warned that the opposition alliance will not be allowed to stage an anti-government demonstration in Malé on Monday, days after the opposition parties launched a bid to seize control of Parliament through an attempt to impeach the Speaker.
2017-07-23
Category: International, India,Politics
Arab League chief warns Israel not to trespass 'red line'
Cairo, July 23 (IANS) Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Ghiet on Sunday warned Israel that Jerusalem was "a red line" that cannot be bypassed.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Kashmiri politician Tarigami suffers heart block
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Senior Jammu and Kahsmir politician and top communist leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami suffered a heart block on Sunday and was immediately rushed to the Srinagar medical institute.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
FINA honours Indian swimming federation CEO
Budapest, July 23 (IANS) FINA, the association governing international competitions in water sports, has honoured Swimming Federation of India CEO Virendra Nanavati for his services to the discipline.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Other Sports
Aadar Jain 'nervous, excited' about debut film
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Aadar Jain, grandson of late actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, is all set to make his debut with the upcoming movie "Qaidi Band". He says he is nervous and at the same time excited about his maiden film.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bengal schoolboy killed over land dispute, four held
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) A partially decapitated body of a Class 8 student, who has been missing since Thursday, was recovered from a pond in West Bengal on Sunday, the police said, adding that four persons have been arrested in the case.
2017-07-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
700 power connections given in single day in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, July 23 (IANS) A total of 700 power connections, under the UP government's new "Power to All" scheme, were sanctioned in a single day at a mega camp here on Sunday, an official said.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Government nominees on RBI MPC to get Rs 1.5 lakh a meeting
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The government nominees on the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) are to be paid Rs 1.5 lakh per meeting along with air travel and other reimbursements, according to a decision taken by the RBI.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
WWC final: England post 228/7 against India
London, July 23 (IANS) Three-time champions England posted a competitive total of 228 for seven in 50 overs against India in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup at the Lord's Cricket Ground here on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Backache' forces Pakistan Interior Minister to postpone crucial presser
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday postponed his much- anticipated news conference citing a severe backache, amid reports of a "patch-up" between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his upset yet powerful cabinet member.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indira Gandhi saw herself as an environmentalist, not politician: Jairam Ramesh
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Indira Gandhi may have been criticised for her policies during her tenure as Prime Minister and called authoritative but what people hardly knows is that she was very much an environmentalist and naturalist, said senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on the life of India's iron lady.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Environment/Wildlife
315th Sainik Rest House opened in Delhi
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday inaugurated the 315th Sainik Rest House of the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) here aimed to provide facilities for former servicemen.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
WhatsApp looking for professional for monetising it
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now on a hunt for a professional who can help the company monestise the instant messaging app.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy
Mukherjee remembers 'mentor' Indira in farewell speech
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday remembered his "mentor", former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a "towering personality" in his last speech as the President of India.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Border trade disrupted after girl killed in Moreh
Imphal, July 23 (IANS) A Class 10 student was killed in Moreh, a Manipur town located on the India-Myanmar border, early on Sunday sparking an indefinite shutdown of the area, police said.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Twinkle Khanna 'chokes' at 30,000 feet (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Entrepreneur, producer and author Twinkle Khanna was "choking" at 30,000 feet in a flight when she was forced to inhale the smell of "dead toads" from a fellow passenger's socks.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi Metro staff call off Monday strike after talks
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) non-executive employees have called off their threatened strike from Monday in support of their demands, official sources said on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Stoke forward Arnautovic moves to West Ham
London, July 23 (IANS) Stoke City forward Marko Arnautovic has completed his move to fellow English football club West Ham United after signing a five-year deal.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
BJP ex-MLA meets Kejriwal over colony's condition
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Former BJP legislator Vijay Jolly on Sunday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and raised the issue of poor living conditions in the city's largest unauthorised colony Sangam Vihar.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ayush boosting medical tourism in India: Experts
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Reviving traditional medicine system, such as Ayush, has helped boost India's medical tourism market in comparison to western nations, surviving only on modern medicinal system, health experts said here on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Iraqi Minister arrives on India visit, talks to focus on missing Indians
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Search for the 39 missing Indian labourers who were kidnapped in Mosul three years ago is expected to gather momentum with the visit of Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who arrives here on Monday on a five-day visit.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Saliva protein links humans to archaic species
New York, July 23 (IANS) In a salivary protein, researchers have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Twinkle Khanna 'chokes' at 30,000 feet (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Entrepreneur, producer and author Twinkle Khanna was "choking" at 30,000 feet in a flight when she was forced to inhale the smell of "dead toads" from a fellow passenger's socks.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Harley Quinn vs The Joker' spin-off in development
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Production banners Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are reportedly developing a movie focusing on Harley Quinn and The Joker.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Parmanu' is based on true story: John Abraham
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actor-producer John Abraham, who is coming up with a film "Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran", says that it's entertaining but based on a true story.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Teenager hangs self after argument with brother
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) A teenager in West Bengal allegedly committed suicide on Sunday after an argument with her brother over a headphone, police said.
2017-07-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jay Park signs with Jay Z's label
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Singer Jay Park has officially signed with rapper Jay Z's label Roc Nation.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Luckiest guy in the world: Affleck on playing Batman
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck has denied rumours that he will not star in the upcoming standalone Batman film. He considers himself as the "luckiest guy in the world" to play the superhero role.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Modi wishes women's cricket team for World Cup final
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the women's cricket team before the start of the final of ICC Women's World Cup and said he joined the 125 crore Indians in wishing them the very best.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Nawaz Sharif was employee of UAE-based firm, says counsel
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted before the Supreme Court that he had worked for a UAE-based company till 2013 and also had a work permit (Iqama) for it at the time.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Business/Economy
Iran's warships to join in Russian military games
Tehran, July 23 (IANS) Two Iranian naval vessels have set sail for Russia to take part in a Russian military games, media reported on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Don't forget 1971, Naidu warns Pakistan
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Hitting out at Pakistan for "aiding and abetting terror", NDA's Vice Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday reminded it not to forget what happened in 1971 in a reference to the Bangladesh War in which it faced a humiliating defeat.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kritika Kamra 'always up' to playing fierce characters (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Kritika Kamra, who plays the title role in fantasy drama TV show "Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta", says she is always ready to play fierce characters like Cersei Lannister from "Game of Thrones".
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Quack stabbed to death by two 'patients'
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) A quack was killed by two persons who disguised themselves as patients in West Bengal's Malda district on Sunday, police said.
2017-07-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran rejects Trump's demand for imprisoned Americans' release
Tehran, July 23 (IANS) Iran has rejected US President Trump's demand for release of detained Americans, describing it as an "interference and unacceptable stand", local media reported on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
'Om Shanti Om' stars hail film's musical adaptation
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actors Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal and Shreyas Talpade on Sunday congratulated filmmaker Farah Khan and hailed the Japanese musical adaptation of their 2007 film "Om Shanti Om".
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mother of abused three-year-old arrested for collusion
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) The mother of the three-year-old girl, who died in a hospital here after being repeatedly sexually and physically abused, including being pierced with needles, has been arrested for allegedly helping in the crime, police said on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Joy to be on sets with Neeraj Pandey: Anupam Kher
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says it's a joy for him to be on the sets with filmmaker Neeraj Pandey, who is currently shooting for his film "Aiyaary" in London.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might ship with wireless earplugs
Seoul, July 23 (IANS) South Korean giant Samsung might launch with the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 device a pair of wireless earplugs -- similar to Apple's wireless AirPods -- that will be powered by its artificial intelligence assistant 'Bixby'.
2017-07-23
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
No one gains from prolonging Gulf crisis: Erdogan
Istanbul, July 23 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said prolonging the Gulf crisis was not in the interest of anyone, local media reported.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy
Hezbollah kills 46 militants near Lebanese-Syrian border
Beirut, July 23 (IANS) Lebanon's Shiite Islamist movement Hezbollah on Sunday claimed it had killed 46 Sunni radicals during its offensive to liberate the northeastern region of Arsal, next to the Syrian border.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Lebanon,Terrorism
Reddy, Narendran shine at national racing meet
Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), July 23 (IANS) Anindith Reddy from Hyderabad and Coimbatores Arjun Narendran provided a thrilling finale to the third round of the Indian National Racing Championship here on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Israeli forces arrest Hamas leaders in West Bank raid
Ramallah, July 23 (IANS) Israeli forces arrested a number of Hamas leaders and activists in raids in the West Bank on Sunday, media reported.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security
14 killed, 26 injured in Afghanistan road accident
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) A total of 14 people were killed and 26 others injured as a passenger bus turned turtle in the northern Baghlan province in Afghanistan on Sunday, a local official said.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
De Gea staying at United, says Mourinho
Manchester, July 23 (IANS) Manchester United's first-choice goalkeeper David De Gea will stay with the club despite the club giving him choice to decide his future, coach Jose Mourinho said on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Lipstick ...' creating new success economics: Anubhav Sinha
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha has lauded director Alankrita Shrivastavas new film "Lipstick Under My Burkha", stating that the movie will create a new success economics in Bollywood.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dubious funding allegations against BJD malicious: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said the allegations about his Biju Janata Dal (BJD) receiving funds from dubious sources during the 2014 general and assembly elections were "malicious, fabricated and false".
2017-07-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India launches first R&D facility for high-end fuels, gas
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India has launched its first petroleum Research & Development (R&D) facility for testing high-end BS-VI quality fuel emissions, according to an official here.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
BJP chief lunches at Dalit worker's house in Rajasthan
Jaipur, July 23 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah visited a Dalit party worker's house here on Sunday afternoon and was served home-cooked food in a traditional style.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Real Madrid full-back Danilo completes Man City move
Madrid, July 23 (IANS) Brazilian full-back Danilo on Sunday completed his move to join English Premier League side Manchester City from record European football champions Real Madrid.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Fascinated by 'Chanda Mama Door Ke': Shekhar Kapur
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says he is keenly waiting for actor Sushant Singh Rajputs upcoming film "Chanda Mama Door Ke" -- a space venture.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Know how Snap Map is simplifying surveillance
London, July 23 (IANS) Contrary to the rising privacy and safety concerns for people posed by photo-sharing app Snapchat's Snap Map feature that allows certain users to track down your exact location, a study has argued that this feature is beneficial.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
Spieth takes 3-stroke lead, heads into British Open final round
Southport (England), July 23 (IANS) American golfer Jordan Spieth executed his game plan perfectly in the third round of the British Open, avoiding costly mistakes while also taking advantage of birdie opportunities to give himself a three-stroke lead with a total of 11-under 199.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Modern aircraft easier to fly, but combat tasks more challenging' (Lead, With Images)
Moscow, July 23 (IANS) Modern avionics and systems may make flying a fighter easier, but also lead to more complex tasks at hand, says the lead test pilot who flew the new generation Mig-35 fighter at MAKS Aerospace Exhibition here.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Saudi Arabia limits Qatari pilgrims to 2 airports
Riyadh, July 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced that Qatari pilgrims will be allowed access to Saudi Arabia via only two designated airports, media reports said on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion,Diplomacy
Romance still continues: Kunal Kemmu on journey in filmdom
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu, who was introduced to the "magic of the 70 mm screen" through "Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke", has thanked makers for choosing him in the 1993 film, which has completed 24 years since its release. Kunal says his romance with films still continues.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
On eve of birthday, Thackeray's BJP 'bash'!
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday took pot shots at ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over several issues, including GST and demonetisation, and said he has lost faith in the BJP-led central and state government in the past three years.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Serbia defender Kolarov joins Roma
Rome, July 23 (IANS) Veteran Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov signed a three-year contract with the AS Roma for five million euros ($5.83 million), both football clubs have confirmed.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
IGL runs pilot project for gas-diesel generators in NCR
Noida, July 23 (IANS) In a bid to cut pollution levels, state-run Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL), which supplies CNG and piped natural gas (PNG) in the National Capital Region (NCR), has started a pilot project to run on gas-diesel generators in residential complexes.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
CRPF troopers thrash company commander after a colleague dies
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Angry CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir thrashed their company commander on Sunday after a trooper died "as he was denied permission to visit hospital for treatment".
2017-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Kashyap faces Prannoy in US Open final, Manu-Sumeeth exit
Anaheim (California), July 23 (IANS) Shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and H.S. Prannoy made it an all-Indian men's singles final, while the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy lost in the semi-finals of the US Open Grand Prix here.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Badminton
Device that can harvest electricity from human motion
New York, July 23 (IANS) Clothes that double up as cell-phone charger could be a reality soon as researchers have found a way to generate electricity from human motion.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Taliban kidnap 70, kill 7 in southern Afghanistan
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) The Taliban have kidnapped 70 Afghans over the past four days in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan and killed seven of them, Efe news reported on Sunday, quoting a source.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Celebs wish India luck for Women's World Cup final
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Popular celebrities from Bollywood and sports like Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar and Shah Rukh Khan have wished luck to the Indian women's cricket team, which takes on England in the final of the Women's World Cup on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Ailing Bangladeshi Islamist cleric moved to New Delhi for treatment
Dhaka, July 23 (IANS) The 96-year-old ailing chief of Hefazat-e-Islam, a pro-Islamist platform in Bangladesh, has been flown to the Indian capital for treatment after his health condition worsened, a media report said.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Rob Kardashian returns to Twitter with Dream snap
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Reality TV personality Rob Kardashian has returned to social media to share a new photograph of his daughter Dream Renee Kardashian following his legal battle with model Blac Chyna.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Women's World Cup: England win toss, decide to bat
London, July 23 (IANS) England captain Heather Knight won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup here on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Linkin Park sets up Chester Bennington tribute site
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Popular Rock band Linkin Park has set up a tribute site for singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide earlier this week.
2017-07-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
21 insurgents, 4 policemen killed in Afghanistan clashes
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) Twenty-one insurgents and four police personnel were killed and 20 insurgents injured in two clashes in the Afghan province of Kandahar, a police official said on Sunday.
2017-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism