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Shops vandalised in Gurugram mall, 'Padmaavat' protesters suspect
Gurugram, Jan 22 (IANS) Over three dozen masked people on Monday attacked and vandalised shops in Raheja Mall, located on Sohna Road here, where controversial Bollywood movie "Padmaavat" is scheduled to be released on January 25, police said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP to notify state's first health policy soon: Official
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is in the process of finalizing the state's first-ever state health policy and it is likely to be notified after the cabinet's approval in the next three months, an official said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
India to work closely with Asean for early conclusion of RCEP: Prabhu
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday said that India will "be working closely" with other countries, particularly from the Asean region for an early conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Those ignoring majority community won't be forgiven, Aditynath tells Rahul
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday took potshots at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his recent visits to temples and for sporting a 'janeyu' (sacred Hindu thread), saying that people will never forgive those who set aside welfare of the majority community.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Jaitley to skip World Economic Forum at Davos
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will give the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss town of Davos a miss since he is busy with the Union Budget to be presented on February 1.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Government urged to have better role for private health care, tax benefits
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) With the Narendra Modi government to present its last full budget this year, the health care industry has called for a better role for private sector in the country's health's system and structured tax benefits for it.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Rahul meets visiting Australian Leader of Opposition
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he had met visiting Australian Leader of Opposition Penny Wong.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
No shortage of drinking water from Narmada, says Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Monday assured that there won't be any shortage of drinking water in the state this summer due to the Narmada crisis as the state is mostly dependent on the river for their water needs.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
I-League: Churchill Brothers blank Indian Arrows 2-0
Vasco da Gama (Goa), Jan 22 (IANS) Churchill Brothers scored two late goals to defeat Indian Arrows 2-0 in the I-League contest at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football,ISL
Modi calls himself common man but hugs only special ones: Rahul
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for only hugging "special people", not the common man.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy
Report that Trump allegedly imitated Modi's accent sets Twitter aflutter
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) A Washington Post report that US President Donald Trump imitated the accent of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a private conversation about Afghanistan has set Twitter aflutter.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diplomacy
Mumbai pubs blaze: Kamala Mills owner nabbed
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the Mumbai Police on Monday arrested the owner of Kamala Mills in connection with the December 29 fire in pubs that killed 14 persons.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will elucidate opportunities present in India at Davos: Prabhu
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday said that the Indian delegation led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will closely interact with global leaders and major corporations at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
President's salute on R-Day message to forces to be prepared: Pranab
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) When the President of India takes the salute as the Supreme Commander at the Republic Day parade, he sends out a message to the forces to be prepared for any eventuality, and the celebration is a show of strength, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India to work closely with Asean for early conclusion of RCEP: Prabhu
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday said that India will "be working closely" with other countries, particularly from the Asean region for an early conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab petrol dealers allege major smuggling scam, to launch protest
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Alleging that inaction of the Punjab government to levy VAT on petrol and diesel at par with neighbouring states is causing huge revenue losses of crores annually on account of diversion of business and smuggling, the Petrol Pump Dealers' Association of Punjab (PPDAP) on Monday announced a statewide agitation starting on Tuesday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kurds to attend Syrian peace talks: Russia
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/AKI) Russia has invited Kurds to take part in Syrian peace talks taking place late January in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Asean leaders' presence at R-Day to showcase 'Act East' policy: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The presence of leaders of Asean countries at the Republic Day parade will display the Narendra Modi government's "Act East" policy, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Tunisian democracy a model for the Mediterranean, says Italy
Rome, Jan 22 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government on Monday urged the European Union to back democracy in Tunisia, calling it a "model" for the Mediterranean region.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy
India to regain rank as fastest growing economy at 7.4% in 2018-19: IMF
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday reaffirmed that India's economy is projected to grow by 7.4 percent in the next fiscal year, regaining the rank of the world's fastest-growing large economy as China slows down.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Iraq to present $100 bn plan to rebuild war-torn nation
Cairo, Jan 22 (IANS) Iraq is due to present a 10-year reconstruction plan costing $100 billion at an upcoming international donor conference in Kuwait following the country's complete liberation from the Islamic State, the Iraqi planning minister announced on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Terrorism,Business/Economy
Tackle 'forgotten' humanitarian crises, UNHCR urges world leaders
Geneva, Jan 22 (IANS/AKI) Help for humanitarian crises is directly linked to the media attention these receive, Filippo Grandi, head of the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, said Monday, urging political leaders to take on the world's "forgotten crises".
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Athletic Bilbao extends Arrizabalaga's contract till 2025
Bilbao (Spain), Jan 22 (IANS) Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga signed a contract extension with Athletic Bilbao until 2025, the 12th-placed La Liga football club announced on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Saudi-led coalition announces $1.5-bn aid to Yemen
Riyadh, Jan 22 (IANS) The Saudi-led military coalition, which is currently fighting Houthi militias in Yemen, on Monday announced a $1.5 billion aid package for Yemen, Al Arabia News reported.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
India, Asean working on Asia-Pacific disputes settlement: V.K. Singh
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Stating that India and the Asean regional bloc have been working on regional security architecture in the Asia-Pacific, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Monday said that both sides are looking at settling disputes in the region
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chung stuns Djokovic, becomes 1st Korean to reach last-8 in Grand Slam
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) South Korea's Hyeon Chung on Monday continued his dream run in the Australian Open, stunning former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) and reaching a Grand Slam quarter-final for the first time in his career.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Iran denies negotiations on missile programme with Europe
Tehran, Jan 22 (IANS) Iran announced on Monday that it has not negotiated on its missile programme with the European countries.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Technology,Diplomacy
CBI arrests Punjab Transport Department officials for bribery
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The CBI on Monday arrested a Superintendent and a clerk of the Punjab Transport Department for demanding and accepting a Rs one lakh bribe from an employee of the same department for clearing his dismissal matter, an official said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia accuses US, allies of obstructing Syrian settlement
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday accused the US and its allies of hindering a peaceful settlement in Syria and attempting to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Young Indians, Australians discuss 'digital disruption'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Young leaders from India and Australia came together on Monday for a dialogue focussed on "digital disruption".
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
PWL: Punjab dash Mumbai's knockout hopes
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Punjab Royals icon player Geno Petriashvili crushed Satender Malik in the men's super heavyweight (125 kilogram) category to help his team to a 5-2 victory over Mumbai Maharathi in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Congress holds protest, demands Kejriwal's resignation
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress on Monday staged a protest outside the Delhi Secretariat demanding Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation over the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs in the office-of-profit case.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Raina cracks hundred as UP, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi win (Roundup)
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Out-of-favour India batsman Suresh Raina broke a dry spell with the bat, smashing an unbeaten 59-ball 126 as Uttar Pradesh floored Bengal by 75 runs while Rajasthan, Punjab and Delhi also registered victories in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament Super League matches here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Modi wants to 'erase' Congress culture, but not RSS' ideology of divisiveness, vendetta: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress said while Modi has stated he wants to "erase the Congress' culture" he does not want to get rid of the RSS' ideology of "divisiveness, vendetta and lynch mentality".
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC wasn't envisaged as superintendent court: Justice Chelameswar
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Days after he led a revolt against Chief Justice Dipak Misra over the functioning of the Supreme Court and "arbitrary allocation" of cases, Justice J. Chelameswar on Monday said the apex court is not supposed to be a superintendent court as per the Constitution but has become one in practice.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Will elucidate opportunities present in India at Davos: Prabhu
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday said that the Indian delegation led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will closely interact with global leaders and major corporations at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
We are prepared to stop 'Padmaavat' release: Karni Sena chief
Gurugram, Jan 22 (IANS) If state governments are ready to release Bollywood movie "Padmaavat" following the Supreme Court's order, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena too is prepared to stop the release of the film that "doctors the great history of the nation", its chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi said here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
BJD workers give Patnaik rousing welcome for Ideal Chief Minister award
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was on Monday given a rousing reception by Biju Janata Dal (BJD) workers for receiving the 'Ideal Chief Minister' award from an institute in Maharashtra.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
AAP to file fresh plea in HC against disqualification of 20 MLAs (Roundup)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will file a fresh plea in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday to challenge the decision to disqualify 20 party MLAs in an office-of-profit case, the party said here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
7th Asia Steel International Conference in Bhubaneswar
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Tata Steel, in association with the Indian Institute of Metals, on Monday announced that the 7th Asia Steel International Conference will be held at Bhubaneswar from February 6 to 9.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
Haryana mall attack may be linked to 'Padmaavat': Police
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) The Haryana Police on Monday registered a case and started an investigation into an attack on a portion of the Kessal Mall in Haryana's Kurukshetra town, around 100 km from here. The attack is being linked to the screening of the controversial film "Padmaavat".
2018-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Abbas calls on EU states to recognise Palestine
Brussels, Jan 22 (IANS) Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called on EU states to swiftly recognise the state of Palestine amid an international uproar sparked by the US administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics,Diplomacy
Controversy over my views on Darwinism unnecessary: Minister
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satyapal Singh on Monday defended his comment on Darwin's theory of evolution and termed the controversy around his statement as "unnecessary".
2018-01-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Create own leadership, Yunus tells youngsters
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) The young generation should create its own leadership and encourage the natural instincts to build a new world, Nobel laureate and economist Muhammad Yunus said here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Justice Chelameswar declines to say if SC crisis over
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Days after he and three other senior Supreme Court judges revolted against Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice J. Chelameswar on Monday declined to say if the unprecedented crisis hitting the top court was over.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
We will do constructive politics: Pawan Kalyan
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan, who launched his 'praja yatra' in Telangana on Monday, said his Jana Sena party will do constructive politics in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
SC to hear CBI plea on lookout circular against Karti
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 a CBI plea challenging the Madras High Court order staying a lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Violence, arson in MP, Haryana ahead of 'Padmaavat' release (Roundup)
Bhopal/Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Violence and arson erupted in parts of BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Haryana ahead of Thursday's release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial period drama "Padmaavat" as the Karni Sena, an extremist Rajput group, on Monday warned of "enormous outburst of people" if the movie was released.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four held for thrashing woman, one for raping her
Gurugram, Jan 22 (IANS) Four persons were arrested on Monday for thrashing a woman, her husband and relatives on Sunday night. One of the arrested men allegedly raped the woman in the presence of her family members, police said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Morocco participates in African Union's session
Rabat, Jan 22 (IANS/MAP) The 35th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the African Union (AU) opened on Monday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, with the participation of Morocco.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Malta,Politics,Diplomacy
Karni Sena replies to Bhansali on invite to watch 'Padmaavat'
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) In its reply to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's invite to watch the period film "Padmaavat", the Shri Rajput Karni Sena has asked the noted producer if the "objectionable scenes" of the film will be cut on its suggestions.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Two injured in J&K grenade attacks
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) A civilian and a policeman were injured on Monday in two separate grenade attacks by militants in the Kashmir Valley, police said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
I will come back, says emotional Mohun Bagan star Sony Norde
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Struggling to keep his emotions in check, Haiti international Sony Norde, who has been a back bone of Kolkata football giants Mohun Bagan since 2014, said on Monday that he will return to the club after treatment of his knee injury.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Loya issue 'serious', will examine all matters, says SC
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said the controversy surrounding the death of Special CBI court judge B.H. Loya is "serious" and it will look into the circumstances leading to his death in November 2014.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL 2018 to start on April 7 with revised timings
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The 11th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held from April 7 to May 27 with revised timings, the IPL Governing Council (GC) announced here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
3 criminals held for gunrunning in NCR
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Three criminals have been arrested on the charge of supplying illegal arms to various gangs operating in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, police said on Monday. Five pistols have been seized from them.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US to open embassy in Jerusalem before 2019 end: Pence
Jerusalem, Jan 22 (IANS) The US will open its embassy in Jerusalem "before the end of next year", US Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday in the Israeli Parliament, where he reiterated the city was "the capital of the state of Israel".
2018-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
OIC denounces Iran for its destructive policies
Jeddah, Jan 22 (IANS/WAM) Saudi Arabias Foreign Affairs Minister Adel Bin Ahmad Al Jubeir has said that the ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have unanimously supported a strong resolution condemning Iran for its aggressive policies.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Diplomacy
Australian varsities for special visas to Indian researchers
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Group of Eight (Go8), which comprises Australia's eight research universities, has advocated relaxed visa norms between Australia and India for students seeking to do Ph.D in either country.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Asian Paints' Q3 consolidated net profit up 21.6%
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Asian Paints on Monday said its consolidated net profit after non-controlling interest (from continuing operations) rose by 21.6 per cent to Rs 554.64 crore during the third quarter (Q3) ended December 31, 2017, from Rs 456.18 crore reported during a year-ago period.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
There should be banks to serve the poor, says Muhammad Yunus
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Nobel laureate and micro-finance founder Muhammad Yunus on Monday termed the existing banking model as "banks for the rich" and suggested there should be banks for the poor to boost the economic status of people.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Government signs $120 mn loan agreement for Uttarakhand water supply
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The central government on Monday said it has signed a $120 million loan agreement with the World Bank to help increase access to improved water supply in the peri-urban areas of Uttarakhand.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Asean leaders' presence at R-Day to showcase 'Act East' policy: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The presence of leaders of Asean countries at the Republic Day parade on January 26 will display the Narendra Modi government's "Act East" policy, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Rahul Gandhi to spend time in Congress office, meet people
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will spend time at the party headquarters here twice a week and also interact with the general public once a week, party leaders said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India will regain rank as fastest growing economy in 2018-19: IMF
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund on Monday reaffirmed that India's economy is projected to grow by 7.4 percent in the next fiscal year, regaining the rank of the world's fastest growing large economy.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Punjab R-Day tableau to showcase 'Sangat and Pangat' theme
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) 'Sangat and Pangat', the love for entire humanity with the spirit of communal harmony, is the theme of the official tableau of Punjab for the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Will follow SC orders, provide security for 'Padmaavat' screening: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) The Haryana government will implement Supreme Court orders on 'Padmaavat' and provide security to the state's cinema halls that will screen the film, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Golfer Gaurika returns to action in 2nd leg of Hero WPT
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Gaurika Bishnoi, the No.1 golfer on the Hero Womens Professional Tour in 2017, will return to action for the first time in 2018 as she tees up for the second leg of the 2018 Hero WPGT on Tuesday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Golf
Pakistan to give 'robust response' to India
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan will give "a robust response" to any aggression from India on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
I am hopeful of a comeback soon: Raina
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Out-of-favour India batsman Suresh Raina is hopeful of an India comeback "soon" after recently clearing the 'yo-yo' fitness test which is mandatory to stay in contention for the national side.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'Militaristic approach' won't solve Kashmir problems: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday said the government's "muscular militaristic approach" won't help in solving problems in Kashmir and advocated restraint in dealing with the situation there.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dismiss Quddusi's plea over leakage of phone transcripts: CBI
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The CBI on Monday requested a Delhi court to dismiss a plea by retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi, accused of graft in a medical college scam case, seeking court-monitored investigation into leakage of transcripts of his alleged telephonic conversations in the case.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Education
HPCL disinvestment a 'jugglery' of BJP government before Budget, says Congress
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress on Monday criticised the Modi government over Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) buying the Centre's shares in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) as mere "jugglery" to show that the government has maintained the fiscal target of disinvestment before the Union Budget 2018.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Bacterial changes early in life cause cystic fibrosis in kids
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Bacterial changes begin in the first few years of life leading to the formation of cystic fibrosis, which makes children repeatedly prone to bacterial infections and inflammation and shortens their lifespan, says a study.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
One-third women avoid smear tests due to embarrassment: Survey
London, Jan 22 (IANS) One in three young women avoid or delay getting screened for cervical cancer because they are embarrassed about their pubic areas, revealed a survey.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Spain court rejects reinstating European arrest order for ex-Catalan leader
Copenhagen, Jan 22 (IANS) A request by top Spanish prosecutors to reinstate an European arrest warrant for the ousted Catalan leader as he travelled to Denmark for a debate was on Monday dismissed by the Supreme Court.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Denmark,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Diplomacy
Boost for BJP in Nagaland as more leaders join
Dimapur, Jan 22 (IANS) As many as 15 leaders, including former Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader K.L.Chishi on Monday joined the BJP to contest the February 27 Assembly elections in Nagaland.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Shah Rukh Khan recreates signature pose in Davos
Davos, Jan 22 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is in Davos to receive an honour at the 24th Annual Crystal Awards, recreated his signature open arms pose here in a middle of a snow clad path.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
President should contemplate on his decision to okay disqualification: Ashutosh
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Raising questions about President Ram Nath Kovind's decision to okay the EC's recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs, party leader Ashutosh said the President should "contemplate if he has enhanced his stature in history" by the move.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Looking forward to make most of opportunity in SA: Iyer
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) South Africa-bound top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer on Monday said he is hopeful of making the best of the opportunity to play top quality bowling attack, and if given a chance would concentrate more on playing on the backfoot due to the extra bounce on the wickets there.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
All Haryana panchayats to unfurl national flag on R-Day
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) All village panchayats in Haryana, along with towns and cities, would unfurl the National Flag on Republic Day (January 26), state Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister O.P. Dhankar said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Hrithik Roshan begins preparing for 'Super 30'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan and the team of "Super 30" began preparing for the film on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Political parties oppose simultaneous polls
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Several opposition parties on Monday opposed the idea of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AAP to file fresh plea in HC against disqualification of 20 MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will file a fresh plea in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday to challenge the decision to disqualify 20 party MLAs in an office-of-profit case, a party leader said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC to hear MP, Rajasthan's plea on 'Padmaavat' on Tuesday
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a plea by the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan governments seeking to block the release of controversial film "Padmaavat".
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Odisha gang rape victim commits suicide
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) A minor tribal girl, who was allegedly gang raped by a group of security personnel last year, hanged herself at her house in Odisha's Koraput district on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rohingyas' repatriation to Myanmar postponed
Dhaka, Jan 22 (IANS) The Bangladesh authorities on Monday said they would not initiate the repatriation of Rohingyas within the stipulated period agreed with Myanmar two months ago, on the grounds that preparations for the refugees' return have not yet been completed.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Body of veteran Tripura CPI-M leader donated to Medical College
Agartala, Jan 22 (IANS) The body of octogenarian CPI-M leader Khagen Das, who died in Kolkata following a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday, was donated to the government-run Gobinda Ballav Panth Medical College and Hospital here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Over 1.29 lakh arrests in dry Bihar for prohibition violation
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) More than 1.29 lakh persons have been arrested for violating the liquor prohibition imposed by the Janata Dal-United government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Bihar nearly two years ago, officials said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Largest union in SBI welcomes mega recruitment of freshers
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) The All India State Bank of India Staff Federation (AISBISF), the largest staff union in the State Bank of India (SBI), has welcomed the bank's decision to hire over 9,600 freshers as Junior Associates for Customer Support and Sales, said a top leader.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Dilip Chenoy appointed Ficci Director General
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Industry lobby, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) on Monday said it has appointed Dilip Chenoy as its Director General.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Earnings, fund inflows lift equity indices to record highs (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Upbeat quarterly corporate earnings, along with appreciable influx of foreign funds and healthy buying in IT stocks, lifted the key Indian equity indices on Monday yet again to record high levels -- continuing with gains for the fourth consecutive trade session.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karni Sena holds anti-'Padmaavat' protests in MP
Bhopal, Jan 22 (IANS) With the release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" coming closer, protests against the film by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena have been growing in Madhya Pradesh. On Monday the Karni Sena held demonstrations in various parts of the state.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spain keeper Kepa pens new deal with Athletic Club
Madrid, Jan 22 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao on Monday confirmed that Spain international goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga had signed a new contract which would keep him at the club until the end of June 2025.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Shastri rues lack of practice in South Africa
Johannesburg, Jan 22 (IANS) India coach Ravi Shastri on Monday said a few more days of practice in South African conditions would have made the difference in the ongoing three-match Test series.
2018-01-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Explore ayurveda cures for cancer, says Venkaiah Naidu
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Vice PresidentM. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday called upon all medical professionals and researchers to explore Indian systems like ayurveda for alternative solutions to prevent and treat cancers.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Health/Medicine
Sandgren knocks out Thiem, reaches Australian Open quarters
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Tennys Sandgren of the United States on Monday battled his way to the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time in his career, at the expense of world No. 5 Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (7-9), 6-3.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to visit India from Feb 17-23
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be on a week-long state visit to India from February 17-23, the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Supplementary chargesheet filed against Indian Al Qaeda terrorist
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Delhi Police on Monday filed supplementary chargesheet against arrested Al Qaeda terrorist Syed Mohammad Zishan Ali accusing him of motivating youth to become members of the banned terror organisation.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pence in Jerusalem, says honoured to be in 'Israel's capital'
Jerusalem, Jan 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence referred to Jerusalem as Israel's capital as he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and said it was an "honour" to be there.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Agra comes live on Basant Panchami
Agra, Jan 22 (IANS) Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, came alive on Monday on the occasion of Basant Panchami, with admirers flocking to the modest tomb of Urdu poet Mian Nazir Akbarabadi whose birthday falls on this day.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
India to host 16th International Energy Forum conference from April 10-12
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India will host the 16th ministerial round-table conference of the International Energy Forum (IEF) from April 10-12 in the national capital, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, said here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UP farmer dies after loan sharks throw him down from tractor
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) At a time when the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is vouching for its work in easing farmer loans, in a tragic incident, a farmer in Sitapur was crushed under the wheels of a tractor after the private loan financier's men threw him on the road, police said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Virbhadra case: Court asks ED to file supplementary chargesheet
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday asked the ED to file a supplementary chargesheet in a case against LIC agent Anand Chauhan, who is accused of investing former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's "tainted" money in LIC policies.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Playing in Mushtaq Ali helped me prepare better for SA: Kuldeep
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) South Africa-bound chinaman Kuldeep Yadav on Monday said he is in good rhythm ahead of the six ODIs and three T20 internationals there after playing six matches in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Virbhadra case: Court asks ED to file suplementary chargesheet (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday asked the ED to file a supplementary chargesheet in a case against LIC agent Anand Chauhan, who is accused of investing Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's "tainted" money in LIC policies.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi arrives in Zurich on way to Davos for WEF
Zurich, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in Zurich, Switzerland, from where he will leave for Davos to attend the World Economic Forum.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Loya issue 'serious', will examine all matters, says SC
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said the controversy surrounding the death of Special CBI court judge B.H. Loya is "serious" and it will look into the circumstances leading to his death in November 2014.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hike in fee to play irks cricketers
Ghaziabad, Jan 22 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Cricket Association on Monday opposed the steep hike in playing fee at the Jawaharlal Nehru cricket stadium here.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Fewer Beijing couples for second baby
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Even though China has scrapped its one-child policy to deal with its aging population, fewer couples in Beijing want to have a second baby.
2018-01-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
2018 FIFA World Cup trophy tour international leg begins
London, Jan 22 (IANS) The international leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia trophy tour started here on Monday with its next destination designated to be Colombo in Sri Lanka on January 24.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
U19 World Cup: Madhavere shines in Zimbabwe win
Christchurch (New Zealand), Jan 22 (IANS) Wesley Madhavere turned in an all-round performance as Zimbabwe crushed Namibia by seven wickets in an ICC U19 World Cup match here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Himachal starts nutrition scheme for HIV-positive children
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched a state-level nutrition scheme for HIV-positive children during a campaign organised here by the State AIDS Control Society on the occasion of National Youth Day.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
AAP withdraws petition in HC on disqualification of 20 MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Partys (AAP) disqualified MLAs on Monday withdrew from the Delhi High Court their plea seeking a stay on the Election Commission's recommendation to the President to disqualify 20 MLAs in an office of profit case.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
2008 Gujarat blasts mastermind arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) An Indian Mujahideen operative, termed the "Bin Laden of India" and the allegedly mastermind of the 2008 Gujarat serial blasts that killed 56 persons was arrested here after a brief gunfight, Delhi Police said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Iraqi Parliament approves May 12 as date for elections
Baghdad, Jan 22 (IANS) The Iraqi Parliament on Monday approved May 12 as the date for holding general elections, the state TV reported.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Virbhadra case: Court asks CBI to file supplementary chargesheet
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday asked the ED to file a supplementary chargesheet in a case against LIC agent Anand Chauhan, who is accused of investing Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's "tainted" money in LIC policies.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund makes first investment
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) made its first investment on Monday, an official statement said here.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UN staff member killed, another kidnapped in Kabul
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) An Afghan staff member of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) was killed and a female Afghan UN employee was kidnapped after they were ambushed while travelling in a car here on Monday, the police said.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism,Diplomacy
KISG to feature World championship medallists
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) World junior champion shooter Anish Bhanwala (Haryana) and IWF World Youth Weightlifting Championships silver medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga (Mizoram) will be among the many talented athletes taking part in the inaugural Khelo India School Games (KISG) beginning here on January 31.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Pawan Kalyan launches 'praja yatra' in Telangana
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Monday launched his 'praja yatra' after worshipping at a temple at Kondagattu in Telangana's Jagtiyal district.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Al-Shehri becomes 1st Leganes signing during winter transfer window
Madrid, Jan 22 (IANS) Top-tier Spanish football club Leganes on Monday was preparing to receive Saudi Arabian forward Yahya al-Shehri as part of a deal between the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation and La Liga, in an effort to grow football in Saudi Arabia.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Bayern see off Werder Bremen 4-2
Berlin, Jan 22 (IANS) Bayern Munich secured a 4-2 win over Werder Bremen while Schalke were held to a 1-1 draw by Hannover in the 19th round of the Bundesliga football action.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Gurkeerat's blitzkrieg helps Punjab win; Jharkhand lose again
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Veteran southpaw Yuvraj Singh and the big-hitting Gurkeerat Mann helped Punjab seal a thrilling three-wicket victory over Mumbai to win their second match on the trot in a Group A Super League Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 match at the Jadavpur University campus ground here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Himachal to provide land to Hindustan Salts for mining
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday directed the local authorities to provide land to state-run Hindustan Salts Ltd to restart mining rock salt in the state, an official said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
One injured in J&K grenade attack
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) A civilian was injured when militants hurled a grenade at an army vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, police said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Meryl Streep thinks Trump would love 'The Post'
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep feels President Donald Trump will enjoy her new film "The Post", and she hopes it impacts him.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Bravery award winning children visit Delhi Metro museum
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Monday organised a trip to its museum here for children who have been conferred the National Bravery Awards 2017.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Slow down ageing with antioxidant-rich food
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Slow down ageing, reduce the risk of heart diseases and diabetes -- these are some reasons why it is important to consume antioxidant-rich foods like dark chocolates, nuts, kidney beans, cranberries and tomatoes, suggest experts.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Assam Rifles troopers escape attack in Manipur
Imphal, Jan 22 (IANS) A patrol of Assam Rifles troopers escaped an attack in Manipur's Imphal East district on Sunday night when a bomb hidden in the area failed to explode, police said at Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Fractured finger rules out Bavuma from India series
Johannesburg, Jan 22 (IANS) South African top order batsman Temba Bavuma has been sidelined from the ongoing Test series against India after fracturing his right finger during a domestic one-day cup match, even as opener Aiden Markram continues to recover from a mild strain ahead of the third Test, starting here on Wednesday.
2018-01-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Kamal Haasan foresees bright future for digital in India
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan on Monday said days are not far off when India will be a pioneer in digital activities.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics,Technology
'Secret Superstar' rules China's box office
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) Aamir Khan's "Secret Superstar" is ruling the Chinese box office with an earning of Rs 190 crore within four days of its release. The movie has already crossed its lifetime revenue of Rs 80 crore.
2018-01-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
PMO protecting Bhima-Koregaon violence accused: Prakash Ambedkar
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar on Monday alleged that the PMO had given orders not to arrest Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide, booked on the charge of orchestrating violence during the celebrations of the Battle of Bhima-Koregaon this month.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Am with SP 'for now', says Shivpal Yadav on 63rd birthday
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Shivpal Singh Yadav, the estranged uncle of former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) head Akhilesh Yadav, on Monday trashed speculation about joining the Congress and said he was "wedded to the wishes and commands" of his elder brother Mulayam Singh Yadav.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Ed Sheeran to quit music once he starts family
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Grammy-winning singer Ed Sheeran says he will quit music once he starts a family with fiance Cherry Seaborn.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Australian university goes 100 per cent solar
Sydney, Jan 22 (IANS) In what is claimed to be a first for any university, University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has inked a 15-year agreement to get 100 per cent of its energy supplied by photovoltaic solar energy.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Education,Environment/Wildlife
Opera adds anti-Bitcoin mining feature to mobile browsers
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Opera Internet browser on Monday launched Bitcoin mining protection feature in its mobile browser to protect users from "cryptojacking" or "cryptocurrency mining" which makes secret use of their computing device for mining cryptocurrency.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hoping for best: Sidharth on 'Aiyaary', 'Pad Man' clash
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who plays a pivotal role in "Aiyaary", feels the clash between the movie and Akshay Kumar's "Pad Man" could have been avoided. But he says he can only hope for the best now.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US Embassy in Nepal shuts down temporarily
Kathmandu, Jan 22 (IANS) The US Embassy in Nepal halted operations temporarily following a US government shutdown last week.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy
Former England football captain Armfield dead
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Former England captain and Blackpool Football Club Vice President Jimmy Armfield passed away on Monday at the age of 82 after a long battle against cancer.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Property prices rise 3.1% in Oct-Dec in 14 Indian cities
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Indian real estate sector witnessed an average price increase of 3.1 per cent in 46 per cent of the 750 localities across 14 major cities during October-December 2017, revealed Magicbricks PropIndex.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Drugs seized in Manipur, one held
Imphal, Jan 22 (IANS) Drugs valued at Rs 35 lakh were seized in Manipur's Jiribam district bordering Assam and one man arrested, police said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's growing rich-poor divide: Richest 1% gross 73% wealth in 2017
Davos, Jan 22 (IANS) India's richest, just 1 per cent of its 1.3 billion people, grossed 73 per cent of the wealth generated in 2017 while the wealth of the poorest half of Indians -- some 67 crore -- rose by only one per cent, according to a report by Oxfam.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Business/Economy
Richardson lone fresh face in Oz squad for S.Africa tour
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday picked uncapped fast bowler Jhye Richardson while recalling left-arm spinner Jon Holland to the 15-man Australia squad for the four-Test tour to South Africa, starting March 1.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sisodia's open letter invites criticism from BJP
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in an open letter to the people of the city, on Monday sought support against the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs on charges of holding "office of profit".
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Equity indices close at record highs, IT stocks gain (Third Lead, Correcting headline)
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Continuing with gains for the fourth consecutive trade session, the key Indian equity indices on Monday yet again surged to record high levels with healthy buying in consumer durables, IT and capital goods stocks.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Spielberg gives democracy a shot in the arm with 'The Post': Richa Chadha
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha loved watching Steven Spielberg's "The Post" and says the filmmaker has chosen the right time to give democracy a shot in the arm with the movie.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SRK hopes to find warmth in cold Davos
Davos, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is in Davos to receive an honour at the 24th Annual Crystal Awards, hopes to feel the warmth of love and friendship in the alpine resort town. He is also looking forward to his "fan moment" with other star awardees Elton John and Cate Blanchett.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Salman launches 'Welcome To New York' trailer
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan on Monday launched the trailer of the ensemble cast comedy "Welcome To New York" via his Twitter page.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two killed, scores of shops gutted in Bengal fire
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Two persons were killed when a major fire gutted scores of shops in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal early on Monday, fire brigade official said here.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sisodia seeks public support on Delhi MLAs disqualification
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in an open letter to the people of the city, on Monday sought support against the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs on charges of holding "office of profit".
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Men face backlash for opening their mouth: Actress Hong Chau
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) "Downsizing" actress Hong Chau feels men who speak up for the Times Up campaign and #MeToo movements also end up courting backlash. Nevertheless, she wants conversations to happen.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Goel for security to man who took on AAP
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel on Monday said he will speak to Home Minister Rajnath Singh to protect lawyer P. Patel whose petition has led to the disqualification of AAP MLAs.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nothing offensive about 'Padmaavat': FDCI President
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) "Padmaavat" captures the audience with its riveting visuals and gripping storytelling which is sans anything offensive, says Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) President Sunil Sethi.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Equity indices at close record highs, IT stocks gain
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Continuing with gains for the fourth consecutive trade session, the key Indian equity indices on Monday yet again surged to record high levels with healthy buying in consumer durables, IT and capital goods stocks.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UPSSC constituted, ex-bureaucrat C.B. Paliwal named Chairman
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government on Monday constituted the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Commission (UPSSC) and named retired bureaucrat C.B. Paliwal as its Chairman.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Akhilesh hints at contesting Lok Sabha polls
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday hinted he will contest the next Lok Sabha election from Kannauj, the seat now held by his wife Dimple Yadav.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
16 injured in Sydney train accident
Sydney, Jan 22 (IANS) At least 16 people were injured when a passenger train hit a rail buffer at a railway station in Sydney on Monday, the police said.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China donates solar power generation systems to Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 22 (IANS) China has donated over 32,000 sets of solar power generation systems to Nepal to enhance its domestic capacity in combating climate change.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Changes in Mercury's orbit reveal an ageing Sun
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Changes in the orbit of Mercury -- the planet closest to the Sun in the solar system -- has demonstrated the repercussions of an ageing Sun.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Nationwide jail strike hits France
Paris, Jan 22 (IANS) A series of attacks on prison guards by inmates at jails across the country has led to a nationwide strike.
2018-01-22
Category: International, France,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Halep reaches Australian Open quarters
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Romanian Simona Halep, seeded No.1, on Monday reached the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time in three years, edging out Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3, 6-2.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
We're living in a watershed moment in time: Kristen Bell
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Kristen Bell, who hosted the 24th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, made a reference to the Time's Up movement when she made a plea for empathy and diligence.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Structural differences in brain linked to epilepsy: Study
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions could predict an increased risk of developing epilepsy -- a neurological disorder characterised by seizures, finds a research led by a professor of Indian-origin.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Ex-Pakistan envoy to US booked for 'hate speeches'
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan's former Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani has been booked for allegedly delivering hate speeches and writing books, articles against the country's armed forces and the government.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Van Persie undergoes first training session with Feyenoord Rotterdam
Rotterdam (Netherlands), Jan 22 (IANS) Dutch football star Robin Van Persie on Monday underwent his first training session with his boyhood club Feyenoord Rotterdam here.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
SRK hopes to find warmth in cold Davos
Davos, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is in Davos to receive an honour at the 24th Annual Crystal Awards, hopes to feel the warmth of love and friendship in the alpine resort town.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Reliance Insurance signs pact with Bank of Maharashtra
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Private life insurer Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Co Ltd on Monday said it has signed a comprehensive bancassurance agreement with rhw public sector Bank of Maharashtra.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ansari skips SAG Awards amid sexual misconduct claims
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian-origin actor Aziz Ansari, who was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in "Master of None" at 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards, skipped the ceremony amid sexual misconduct allegations.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Statue of Liberty to reopen
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) The Statue of Liberty, one of New York City's most popular tourist sites, will reopen on Monday after being shut over the weekend in the wake of a federal government shutdown.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Will not allow 'Padmaavat' screening 'at any cost', warns Karni Sena
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Shri Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Monday said he would not allow Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" to be released "at any cost" and warned that if cinema halls went ahead with the January 25 release it would lead to an "enormous outburst of people".
2018-01-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
India's men's doubles campaign ends at Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) India's prospects in men's doubles competition of the ongoing Australian Open ended on Monday after Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan lost their respective third round matches here.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
J&K considering amnesty to second-time stone pelters: Mehbooba
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said her government was considering amnesty to second-time stone pelters in the Kashmir Valley.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Kerala Governor skips anti-Centre comments
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (IANS) Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam on Monday skipped references critical of the Modi government from his prepared speech as he addressed the Assembly on the opening day of the Budget session.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Diaspora
Devendra Fadnavis joins PM at Davos WEF summit
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday left for Davos to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will take part in the 48th annual summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
'Black Panther' a multicultural piece: Whitaker
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Forest Whitaker, who stars in "Black Panther" as Zuri, says the film is resonating early with cinema lovers because it is bringing something new to theatres, being a multicultural piece -- especially in the superhero drama genre.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
All 11,000 trains, 8,500 stations to have CCTV surveillance
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In its endeavour to provide a safe and secure travel experience to passengers, India Railways is pitching for the procurement of about 12 lakh CCTV cameras to ensure state-of-the-art surveillance systems in all trains and stations across the country.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Varun Dhawan enjoys shooting in natural light
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan had a unique experience of shooting in an outdoor location with nothing other than natural light.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Depay's late stunner stops PSG, Monaco ease past Metz in Ligue 1
Paris, Jan 22 (IANS) Substitute Memphis Depay's stunning shot just before the final whistle handed Lyon a 2-1 home win against Ligue 1 log leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
2018-01-22
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Top Communist jailed in Vietnam trial
Hanoi, Jan 22 (IANS) A former Communist Party official was on Monday sentenced to 13 years in jail in Vietnam after the most high-level trial in decades.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australian Open: Federer oldest player to reach quarters in 40 years
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Switzerland's Roger Federer on Monday became the oldest player to reach men's singles quarterfinals at the Australian Open in over 40 years, defeating Marton Fucsovics of Hungary 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Loya matter 'serious', will examine all matter: SC
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said the controversy surrounding the death of Special CBI court judge B.H. Loya is "serious" and it will look into the circumstances leading to his death in November 2014.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gross NPA may rise to Rs 9.5 lakh crore by March: Study
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Gross non-performing assets (NPA) in Indian banks are expected to rise to Rs 9.5 lakh crore by March, from Rs 8 lakh crore in March last year, said a ASSOCHAM-Crisil joint study.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2008 Gujarat blasts mastermind arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) An Indian Mujahideen operative who allegedly masterminded the Gujarat serial blasts in 2008 that killed 56 persons has been arrested, Delhi Police on Monday said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Indian Navy's all-women sailing boat reaches Falkland Islands
Port Stanley (Falkland Islands), Jan 22 (IANS) The Indian Navy's sailing boat INSV Tarini, with an all-women crew, on Monday entered Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, after crossing the Cape of Horn on January 18.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Telangana,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
'Maari 2' shoot begins
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) The shooting for the upcoming Tamil action-comedy "Maari 2" has begun.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Veeam names Bhambure as MD for India, SAARC
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) IT company Veeam Software on Monday appointed Sandeep Bhambure as the Managing Director for India and SAARC operations.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Depression may reduce survival rates in cancer patients
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Even mild depression among patients with head and neck cancer are associated with poorer overall survival, a new study has said.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sudha Chandran to be voice of spider in TV show
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Sudha Chandran is excited about an "exceptional" chance to lend voice to the character of a spider queen for children's fantasy television show "Rudra Ke Rakshak".
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SpiceJet launches 'Great Republic Day Sale'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday said it has launched its "Great Republic Day Sale" with one-way fares starting as low as Rs 769 and Rs 2,469 for travel to select destinations on its domestic and international network respectively.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India condemns terror attack on Kabul hotel
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India has strongly condemned a terror attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul that claimed at least 18 lives.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
Aiming to be first Indian to traverse both Poles in a year
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) He aims to cross the Antarctica, not merely to become the first Indian to traverse both the poles -- North and South -- in under one year, but for a larger cause: Raising awareness about climate change.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Dassault Systemes to open '3DEXPERIENCE' centre in Andhra
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Global 3D experience major Dassault Systemes on Monday announced a partnership with the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corp (APSSDC) to set up a "3DEXPERIENCE" centre to prepare industry-ready students.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Morgan Freeman finds SAG Awards statue gender-specific
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Veteran Hollywood star Morgan Freeman, who accepted the life achievement award at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, called out the gender-specific statue, thereby touching upon the industry's gender inequality debate.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
US Senate to vote on ending government shutdown
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The US Senate will vote on a bill on Monday to end the federal government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Ranveer calls Khilji a 'monster'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, ahead of the release of "Padmaavat", shared a collage depicting various avatars of his character Alauddin Khilji, whom he described as a monster.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Barcelona, Real Madrid record emphatic wins
Madrid, Jan 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona opened up an 11 point lead at the top of La Liga as the football season moves into its second half.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Infosys to boost Hong Kong-based ASW's digital transformation
Hong Kong, Jan 22 (IANS) Infosys on Monday announced a strategic partnership with Hong Kong-based AS Watson Group (ASW), an international health and beauty retailer, to accelerate ASWs digital transformation initiatives.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology,Business/Economy
Why the haste to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs, asks Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Monday raised questions over "the haste" with which 20 legislators of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi were disqualified for holding 'office of profit'.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
3 killed in Thailand market bombing
Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) At least three people were killed and another 18 wounded in a bomb explosion at a market in Thailand on Monday, an official said.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Thailand,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ajax win Dutch Classic against Feyenoord
The Hague, Jan 22 (IANS) Ajax opened the Eredivisie year with a 2-0 win over Feyenoord in the most classic match of Dutch football, throwing their Rotterdam rivals out of the title race.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Australian Open: Kerber defeats Hsieh to enter quarters
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber on Monday defeated Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the Australian Open round of 16 to qualify for the quarterfinals.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Vital for victims to speak out: Alison Brie
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Alison Brie, sister-in-law of actor James Franco who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a few women, believes it is important that victims speak up and have the right to do so.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
This Epson enterprise printer claims 100 pages per minute
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Digital imaging and printing solutions company Epson on Monday announced the launch of its first high-speed multi-function inkjet printer at Rs 1.2 million in India, saying it prints up to 100 pages a minute.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
No ghost writers, producers for my songs: Badshah
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Rapper Badshah says there are no ghost writers or producers for his songs.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Shooting for Dutt biopic wrapped up
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The shooting for filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani-directed biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt has been wrapped up.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka Chopra hangs out with Usher
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is currently attending the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to promote her upcoming Hollywood film "A Kid Like Jake", was "casually" hanging out with singer and rapper Usher.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bengal celebrates Saraswati Puja
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Goddess Saraswati, regarded as the Hindu deity of music, culture and learning, was worshiped across West Bengal with traditional pomp and gaiety on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books,Education
Equity indices trade at fresh highs, Nifty above 10,900-level
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues, coupled with healthy buying in energy, consumer durables and capital goods stocks, pushed key Indian equity indices to trade at fresh highs during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Three Billboards...', 'Veep', 'This Is Us' win big at SAG Awards
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Film director Martin McDonagh's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won three awards, including the marquee film ensemble prize, at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards here on Sunday.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bodies of two murdered youths found in Patna
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) The bodies of two youths who had been hacked brutally and their faces disfigured were found in the Bihar capital, triggering protest by locals, police said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Baahubali' dialogue writer to add desi twist to 'Black Panther'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Writer-lyricist Manoj Muntashir, who wrote the Hindi dialogues for the "Baahubali" films, has been roped in to script the dialogues for the Hindi version of forthcoming Hollywood film "Black Panther".
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
It's hard to be man these days: William Macy
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor William H. Macy believes it is hard to be a man in times when women are coming out and speaking up against sexual misconduct.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Javi Gracia named Watford coach
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Watford Football Club has appointed Spainish Javi Gracia as the English football team's new head coach following the dismissal of Marco Silva.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Salman's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' to release in China
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's blockbuster "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" will release in China on March 2, making it the actor's first film to hit the screens in the country.
2018-01-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pele hails Messi,upbeat about Brazil World Cup chances
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 22 (IANS) Brazil football great Pele would still prefer Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi in his team over Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the latter's recent dominance of the Ballon d'Or award.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
S.Koreans burn Kim Jong-un's photo over North's participation at Olympics
Seoul, Jan 22 (IANS) Demonstrators on Monday burned a photo of the North Korean leader during a rally in Seoul against North Korea's participation in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang in South Korea.
2018-01-22
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
S. Korean football club Ulsan sign Brazilian forward
Seoul, Jan 22 (IANS) South Korean pro football club Ulsan Hyundai said Monday they've signed forward Gleidionor Figueiredo Pinto Junior.
2018-01-22
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Football
Test vaccine for malaria appears promising
London, Jan 22 (IANS) A new, experimental vaccine for malaria has shown fast and effective results against acute infection, protection against relapse, as well as, delay in resistance formation, researchers say.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
North Korean delegation in Seoul amid tight security, media attention
Seoul, Jan 22 (IANS) Heavy security has been deployed for the North Korean delegation on a visit in South Korea ahead of its planned participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
2018-01-22
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
Barcelona crushes Real Betis 5-0
Sevilla (Spain), Jan 22 (IANS) Barcelona, led by a phenomenal Lionel Messi, steamrolled Real Betis 5-0 on the latter's home turf, with all the goals coming in the second half.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Sultan' wins three awards at Tehran film fest
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) "Sultan" director Ali Abbas Zafar and its actors Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma emerged winners at the Tehran International Sports Film Festival.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NC lawmaker demands end to harassment of militants' families
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) National Conference (NC) legislator Abdul Majid Larmi on Monday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to end the "harassment" of families, relatives and neighbours of militants.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Terrorism
Apple joins Malala Fund to empower girls in India, world
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Aiming to empower girl education in India and other countries, Apple on Monday announced support for the Malala Fund -- led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai -- which is focused on advocating every girl's right to 12 years of free, safe and quality education.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Sinking Sundarbans: Inexplicable lack of global concern
Sagar Island (Sundarbans): Kalyani Mandal has gone way past hope. Living in Dhoblat Shibpur, a coastal village on this island in the Sundarbans estuary, her house has been washed away by the sea thrice in 10 years. "How many times can you make a fresh start?" she asks despairingly.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Six dead in road accidents in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) At least six persons were killed and four others injured in two separate road accidents in Odisha on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Veteran CPI-M leader of Bengal dead
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader and former West Bengal legislator Nirmal Mukherjee has died at his residence following old age complications, party sources said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Wynk Music crosses over 75 mn downloads
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Wynk Music -- the over-the-top (OTT) music application from Airtel -- on Monday announced that it has crossed 75 million app installations.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Cinema/Showbiz
Australian Open: Keys reaches quarterfinals
Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) American tennis player Madison Keys advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2018 Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season, after defeating French player Caroline Garcia in the fourth round on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Uber 'ignored' bug in its two-factor authentication
San Francisco, Jan 22 (IANS) Ride-hailing app Uber has reportedly ignored a security flaw -- discovered by a New Delhi-based security researcher -- that can allow an attacker to hack into user accounts via bypassing its two-factor authentication feature.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Technology
Malayalam actress Bhavana weds Kannada producer Naveen
Thrissur (Kerala) Jan 22 (IANS) After a five-year courtship, popular Malayalam actress Bhavana got married to Kannada film producer Naveen, at a temple here on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Delhi Assembly to get a dose of patriotism on Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) On a January afternoon, O.P. Sharma, 62, and two others were busy nailing a framed painting of a young man with twirled moustache on a white wall, which forms one side of the long corridor that runs along the Delhi Assembly building. It was a portrait of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Honor 9 Lite: Four -camera set-up to disrupt mid-segment market
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Honor 9i (Rs 17,999) was the first smartphone with a four-camera system that arrived in India last year. To tap into the mid-price segment with the same USP, Huawei's sub-brand Honor has launched Honor 9 Lite, starting at Rs 10,999.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,National,Technology,IANS Life
13 dead in Colombia landslide
Bogota, Jan 22 (IANS) Thirteen persons, including two minors and two women, have died in a landslide in Colombia that dragged down a small bus near the Ecuadorian border, official sources said.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Colombia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Apple joins Malala Fund to empower girls' education
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Apple on Monday announced to support The Malala Fund -- led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai -- which is focused on advocating every girl's right to 12 years of free, safe and quality education.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
Dense fog in UP causes bus-truck collision, 36 injured
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Three dozen passengers, travelling on a Uttar Pradesh roadways bus, were injured on Monday after the vehicle was hit by a speeding truck due to low visibility, police said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Educating girls best way to reduce India's population spiral
If a girl in India studies for 12 years or more -- till the age of 18 -- she is less likely to have teenage pregnancy, less likely to have shorter interval between children and less likely to have more than two children during her lifetime, according to the latest national health data.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Facebook to skill 1 mn in EU by 2020
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Facebook will train one million people and business owners across the European Union (EU) by 2020, and invest 10 million euros in innovation in France through its Artificial Intelligence (AI) research facility, the social media giant said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Business/Economy
President, PM greets nation on Basant Panchami
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
The strange trio of Sex, Science and the State -- and its consequences (Book Review)
Title: Sex, Botany and Empire; Author: Patricia Fara; Publisher: Icon Science/Icon Books; Pages: 176; Price: Rs 399
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
SC to hear MP, Rajasthan's plea on 'Padmaavat' on Tuesday
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a plea by Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan government seeking to block the release of controversial film "Padmaavat".
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
No snow in sight in J&K till Jan end: Met
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Cold wave continued unabated in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region on Monday as the Met forecast little probability of any snowfall till January end.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
SpaceX launch deferred due to US government shutdown
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Space transport services company SpaceX won't be able to test fire its three-core Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Centre (KSC) on Monday owing to the US government shutdown, media reported.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Science/Tech,Business/Economy
Modi leaves for Davos to attend World Economic Forum
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Davos in Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Key Indian equity indices open at fresh highs
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices opened at fresh highs during the early morning trade session on Monday, with healthy buying observed in oil and gas, energy and consumer durables stocks.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Google remembers Soviet filmmaker, montage-master Eisenstein
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Google on Monday honoured Soviet film director and father of montage in filmmaking Sergei Eisenstein on his 120th birth anniversary with a doodle.
2018-01-22
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz
Partly cloudy Monday in Delhi, 10 trains cancelled
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy and cold Monday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 5.9 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met said.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Lily James obsessed with using typewriter
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Lily James has said she became obsessed with honing her typewriting skills while filming "Darkest Hour".
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Canadian PM to attend World Economic Forum meeting
Ottawa, Jan 22 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will leave for Davos, Switzerland on Monday to attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting, according to the Canadian Prime Minister's Office.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Canada,Politics,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
UN condemns terror attack on Kabul hotel
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Tadamichi Yamamoto have strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a hotel in Afghan capital, Kabul.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Amazon opens supermarket with no checkouts
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) In a move that could revolutionise the way we buy groceries, Amazon opens its first supermarket without checkouts -- human or self-service -- to shoppers on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Time running out to strike good Brexit deal'
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Businesses urgently need decisions on to protect British jobs and growth, the head of the Confederation of British Industry has warned in a message on Brexit.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Business/Economy
US shutdown: Senators trade blame ahead of new vote
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) US senators are attempting to agree on a bill to fund the government, which is in its second day of shutdown.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Politics,Business/Economy
Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel
Berlin, Jan 22 (IANS) Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, their former coalition partners.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Moscow sees US anti-Russia sanctions unpromising: Russian FM
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) The sanctions imposed on Russia by the US are groundless and will not affect Moscow's foreign policy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
Civilian killed in Pakistan shelling, firing
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) A civilian was killed and three others injured in heavy overnight shelling and firing by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu district, officials said on Monday.
2018-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Kabul hotel attack toll rises to 18
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) The toll from the deadly attack on the Intercontinental Hotel here has risen to 18, an official said.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Gemma Atkinson says she's single
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Gemma Atkinson has denied speculation that she is dating "Strictly Come Dancing" dancer Gorka Marquez, and says she is very much single.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Minsk agreements irreplaceable in settlement of Ukrainian conflict'
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) There is no alternative to the implementation of the Minsk agreements signed in 2015 when it comes to a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian conflict, the Kremlin has said.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
US needs to rebuild trust on two-state solution: Jordan
Amman, Jan 22 (IANS) King Abdullah II of Jordan has said the US needs to rebuild trust to achieve the two-state solution that entails creating an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Jordan,Politics,Diplomacy
Lucy Fallon wants to take up pole dancing
London, Jan 22 (IANS) "Coronation Street" star Lucy Fallon would love to take up pole dancing to bring out her "sexy side" and for a good workout.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Turkish airstrikes, shelling in Syria kill 18 civilians
Damascus, Jan 22 (IANS) At least 18 civilians have been killed in the Turkish military campaign against Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin enclave in northern Syria, a monitor group has reported.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Defence/Security
Iran urges Turkey to respect Syria's territorial integrity
Tehran, Jan 22 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday urged Turkey to protect the territorial integrity of Syria and respect the national sovereignty of the Arab state as Ankara launched a land operation against the Kurdish militants entering Syria's Afrin.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Diplomacy
Streep recommended an exorcist to Spielberg
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep helped filmmaker Steven Spielberg find an exorcist to rid his home of a ghost.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Spectre' editor finds Harry Styles perfect as James Bond
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles could be perfect for playing James Bond if the makers are looking for someone "younger", feels Lee Smith, editor of "Spectre" -- the 24th instalment in the popular movie franchise.
2018-01-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pence arrives in Israel on third leg of Middle East trip
Jerusalem, Jan 22 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Israel on Sunday evening for a three-day visit, the third stop in his delayed trip to the Middle East.
2018-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Diplomacy
Surgical strike can be repeated, says Union Minister
Indore, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said India can conduct another surgical strike if Pakistan does not end ceasefire violations.
2018-01-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Millets trade fair in Karnataka rakes Rs 107 cr business (Lead, correcting para five)
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) The International Trade Fair on Organics & Millets held here since Friday generated Rs107 crore business, said Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Millets trade fair in Karnataka rakes Rs 107 cr business
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) The International Trade Fair on Organics & Millets held here since Friday generated Rs107 crore business, said Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Khandu inaugurates World War II Memorial Museum in Arunachal
Nampong (Arunachal Pradesh), Jan 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday inaugurated the World War II Memorial Museum here in the state's Changlang district bordering Myanmar.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Telangana,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Defence/Security
ISL: FC Goa put Kerala Blasters to the sword
Kochi, Jan 21 (IANS) FC Goa put an end to Kerala Blasters FC's resurgence as they handed them their second successive defeat in the Hero Indian Super League.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football,ISL
Congress has been India's main pillar of politics: Modi
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Congress had been the "main pillar" that shaped India's political landscape and culture of all political parties in the country, asserting that by the phrase 'Congress-free India', he didn't mean the party's electoral rout.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Naveen Patnaik conferred 'Ideal Chief Minister' award
Bhubaneswar/Pune, Jan 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was conferred the "Ideal Chief Minister" award by former President Pratibha Patil at Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad in Pune on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Minimum export price of onions reduced
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The central government has reduced the minimum export price (MEP) of onions to $700 per tonne till February 20, 2018.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Napoli pass Atalanta test, strengthen grip over Serie A top spot
Bergamo (Italy), Jan 21 (IANS) Napoli on Sunday achieved a hard fought 1-0 victory against hosts Atalanta in the 21st round to strengthen their grip over the top spot in the Serie A football league.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Former Nagaland CM, Independent legislator to join BJP
Kohima, Jan 21 (IANS) Independent legislator Jacob Zhimomi on Sunday resigned from the Nagaland assembly to join the BJP and contest the February 27 assembly polls on its ticket, while former Chief Minister K.L. Chishi will also be joining the party.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Some tried to derail demonetisation but nation saw it through: Modi
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said some "people" tried to sabotage "demonetisation" but the exercise was seen through successfully because the nation stood behind the decision.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
IGNOU announces start of admission to Ph.D., M.Phil.
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Sunday invited applications for admission in M.Phil. and Ph.D. to register for entrance test which will be held on March 4.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Nadal, Dimitrov, Wozniacki hold strong at Australian Open (Roundup)
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Although it was far from easy, all the big names like Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov and Caroline Wozniacki made it through to the quarter-finals on Sunday, with the Day 7 action providing some great contests for the 63,000 fans in attendance at the Australian Open.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Various options available to fund HPCL deal: ONGC
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Oil and gas explorer ONGC on Sunday said that various "options" including internal accruals and short-term borrowing are available to fund its acquisition of HPCL.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AAP to protest sealing drive, FDI
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that it would hold protest on January 23 and 29, against the ongoing sealing drive and changes in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Om Prakash Rawat appointed Chief Election Commissioner
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was on Sunday appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind, succeeding Achal Kumar Joti, an official statement said.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Jamshedpur beat Delhi with superb comeback
Jamshedpur, Jan 21 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC staged a stunning comeback to edge out Delhi Dynamos FC 3-2 in an exciting Indian Super League (ISL) clash here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football,ISL
PWL: Marathas beat Delhi, inch closer to semis
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Veer Marathas inched closer to a semi-final berth by overpowering Delhi Sultans 5-2 in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
BJP's alliances in Tripura contradict its nationalism agenda: Yechury
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of befriending "fissiparous" outfits and "extremist organisations" to defeat the Left Front in Tripura, the CPI-M on Sunday said the party was contradicting its own objective and propaganda of "Hindutva nationalism".
2018-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Syed Mushtaq Ali: Punjab, Mumbai, Delhi, Baroda triumph (Roundup)
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Punjab edged past Karnataka via a super over in a Group A Super League tie of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 cricket tournament at the Jadavpur University campus ground here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Gill wins national rally title
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Mahindra Adventures Gaurav Gill annexed his fifth Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) trophy, speeding away to a grand victory in the MRF K-1000 Rally here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
President nod to 20 AAP lawmakers' disqualification, party to move court
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In a big blow to Delhi's ruling AAP, President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 of its MLAs in the office of profit case. While the BJP hailed the move, the AAP said it would approach the courts against it.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Looking to share vision of India's engagement with world: Modi
New Delhi Jan 21 (IANS) Ahead of his visit to Davos in Switzerland on Monday for the World Economic Forum, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he looked forward to sharing his vision for India's engagement with the international community.
2018-01-21
Category: International, India,National,Politics,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
TRAI's IFC recommendations to benefit travellers, lead to more revenue: BIF
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Broadband India Forum (BIF) on Sunday said that telecom regulator TRAI's recommendation on in-flight connectivity (IFC) in Indian airspace will benefit travellers and lead to additional revenue generation for service providers.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Women take out 'chetavani' march in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) Thousands of women brandishing swords on Sunday took out a 'Chetavani Rally' or a warning march in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh town to warn the authorities to stop the release of 'Padmaavat' movie or else be prepared for 'jauhar' by them.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Dimitrov beats Kyrgios, ends Australia's hopes for 1st local champ in decades
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on Sunday defeated Australia's Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) in the fourth round of the Australian Open, ending the host nation's hopes for its first men's champion in decades.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
I-League: Arrows aim to bounce back against Churchill Brothers (Preview)
Vasco da Gama (Goa), Jan 21 (IANS) Indian Arrows will aim to bounce back from a defeat in their previous match when they host Churchill Brothers in an I-League tie at the Tilak Maidan here on Monday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Om Prakash Rawat appointed Chief Election Commissioner
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was on Sunday appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind, an official statement said.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mohun Bagan coach Dicka dedicates win to injured Norde
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Mohun Bagan's Cameroonian striker Dipanda Dicka on Sunday dedicated their 2-0 derby victory over East Bengal in the I-League to clubmate Sony Norde who is destined to part ways with the Kolkata football giants.
2018-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISL: Jamshedpur beat Delhi with superb comeback
Jamshedpur, Jan 21 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC staged a stunning comeback to edge out Delhi Dynamos FC 3-2 in an exciting Indian Super League (ISL) clash here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football,ISL
Delhi Fire: 14 victims identified, Crime Branch to probe (Roundup)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A day after a factory fire killed 17 persons in west Delhi's Bawana area, 14 victims were identified and the factory owner arrested on Sunday, police said.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ozil records highest assists in EPL since 2013
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil recorded the highest number of assists by any individual footballer in the English Premier League (EPL) since the 2013-14 season.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
PWL team emerges from WhatsApp group, makes history
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In an era of changing mores and social media, the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) has created history by managing to raise a team worth over Rs 7 crore from a simple WhatsApp Group.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Australian Open wears skeletal look after big stars exit
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) As the Australian Open enters its second week, it is looking increasingly like an ATP tour event after the exit or absence of some of the top stars due to reasons on and off the field.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
CPI-M Central Committee says 'no' to electoral pact with Congress
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The CPI-M's Central Committee on Sunday ruled out, by majority vote, any "understanding or electoral alliance" with the Congress in its draft political resolution, with General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the final decision will be taken in the party Congress slated to be held in Hyderabad in April.
2018-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Antony slams Kerala CPI-M for ruling out anti-BJP pact with Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Sunday slammed the CPI-M's Kerala delegation, whom he termed as instrumental in the decision, arrived at the party's Central Committee meeting in Kolkata, ruling out any alliance with the Congress to fight the BJP.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Earnings, oil prices to drive equity markets (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian equity markets are expected to be influenced by the ongoing earnings result season, along with F&O expiry next week, experts opined.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Scientists term Union Minister's evolution remarks 'illogical', 'polarising'
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prominent scientists across the country have dismissed Union Minister Satyapal Singh's views on evolution as "illogical" and "untenable" and came out strongly in favour of the Darwinian model of the evolution against the "creationist" one he championed.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Education
Goa tourist taxi strike called off on third day
Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) Goa's tourist taxi operators on Sunday withdrew their strike following a written assurance that pending fitness certificates would be issued to all tourist taxis by January 24 and the government would stop installation of speed governors on their vehicles.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
I take full responsibility for derby defeat: East Bengal coach Jamil
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) A seemingly dejected East Bengal head coach Khalid Jamil on Sunday said he is not a "coward" in taking the entire flak for his team's toothless display against arch-rivals Mohun Bagan in an I-League encounter here.
2018-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Dream come true to record for Bhansali: Neeti Mohan
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Singer Neeti Mohan, who has sung a track for "Padmaavat", says to record for a filmmaker like Sanjay Leela Bhansali is no less than a dream come true.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Australian Open: Paes-Raja crash out
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his compatriot Purav Raja crashed out of the men's doubles competition at the Australian Open following a straight sets loss to Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Two boys killed in grenade explosion in Manipur
Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS) Two minor boys were killed on Sunday and one boy seriously injured when a hand grenade exploded in Manipur's Imphal East district, police said.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
U19 World Cup: Kiwis beat Proteas to top Group A
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 21 (IANS) New Zealand produced a strong all-round performance to defeat South Africa by 71 runs in a Group A match of the ICC U19 World Cup here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
We showed great character, says England captain Morgan
Sydney, Jan 21 (IANS) England skipper Eoin Morgan praised his team's character after they defeated Australia by 16 runs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Vivek excited about shooting crime-based web series
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) After "Inside Edge", actor Vivek Oberoi is set to do another web series -- this time in the crime genre. He is exciting about reuniting with producer Ekta Kapoor, who had backed his "Shootout At Lokhandwala".
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Universities should prioritise making students employable
Gandhinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Universities should give top priority to preparing students for employability, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Sunday, lauding Gujarat University for helping many new entrepreneurs through its programmes.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy,Education
Initiative to collect data on accidental wildlife deaths launched
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) has launched 'Roadkills' - a citizen science initiative - to collect data on mortality of wild animals on roads, irrigation canals or railway lines in India.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Leganes holds Deportivo Alaves 2-2 in La Liga
Vitoria (Spain), Jan 21 (IANS) Leganes on Sunday managed a 2-2 away draw against Deportivo Alaves in the 20th round of the Spanish league, gaining a single point in the La Liga table.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Hindutva unifying force for India's diversity: Bhagwat
Guwahati, Jan 21 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said that Hindutva is one thing that has united Indians despite so much diversity and differences in the country, and that the greatness of Hindutva lies in the fact that it accepts and respects all diversity.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Religion
CPI-M Central Committee rules out electoral understanding with Congress
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The CPI-M's Central Committee on Sunday ruled out, by majority vote, any "understanding or electoral alliance" with the Congress in its draft political resolution, but General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the final decision will be taken in the party Congress slated to be held in Hyderabad in April.
2018-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Cannabis grown on 4,407 acres in Odisha destroyed
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Cannabis cultivated on 4,407.73 acres in eight districts of Odisha has been destroyed in the 2017-18 season, as against a target of 3,050 acres, an official said on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Tillotama feels encouraged by Filmfare Awards nomination
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) She didn't win, but a nomination at the Filmfare Awards 2018 was enough for acclaimed actress Tillotama Shome to feel "included".
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CISF DG to take charge as UP police chief by Tuesday
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Director General O.P. Singh is likely to take charge as Uttar Pradesh's Director General of Police by Tuesday, an official said on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
God gave us 67 seats knowing this day was coming, says Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said AAP got 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi assembly by God's grace because after three years, 20 of his party's MLAs were going to be declared disqualified.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Set-up online platform for NPA sales: RBI's Acharya
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has suggested that banks, asset reconstruction companies and credit rating agencies can come together to set-up an online platform for sale of NPAs (non-performing assets) in India.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Axelsen, Ratchanok claim singles titles at Malaysia Masters
Sibu (Malaysia), Jan 21 (IANS) Reigning world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon claimed the men's and women's singles titles at the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' release shifted to February 23
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The makers of "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety" have announced that the film will now release on February 23 in the wake of the changes in the Bollywood calendar due to "Padmaavat" and "Pad Man".
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
BJP, EC delayed AAP MLAs disqualification to help them: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday accused the BJP and the Election Commission for delaying the disqualification of 20 MLAs of Delhi's ruling AAP in the office of profit case to help it get its nominees elected to the Rajya Sabha.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP hails President's nod to 20 AAP MLAs' disqualification
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The BJP Delhi unit on Sunday welcomed President Ram Nath Kovind's approval to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs in the office-of-profit case, saying the decision had contributed to protection of democratic values.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hockey: PNB win men's B division title
Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS) Punjab National Bank (PNB) were crowned the winners of the 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship (B Division) after they defeated Canara Bank 2-0 in the final here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Hockey
Goa tourist taxi strike called off on third day
Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) Tourist taxi operators on Sunday withdrew their strike following a written assurance that pending fitness certificates would be issued to all tourist taxis by January 24 and the government would stop installation of speed governors on their vehicles.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Syed Mushtaq Ali: Punjab win in super over, Mumbai beat Jharkhand
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Punjab edged past Karnataka via super over in a Group A Super League tie of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 cricket tournament at the Jadavpur University campus ground here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Delhi MLAs disqualification 'Tughlaqshahi', says Yashwant Sinha
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Sunday termed President Ram Nath Kovind's approval of Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs as "Tughlaqshahi" (arbitrary).
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Snap Inc memo to employees threatens jail for leaks
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) The chief lawyer of Snap Inc, the parent company of popular photo-sharing platform Snapchat, has warned the employees of the company saying they could be sued or jailed if they leak the company's confidential information, reads a memo.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
This blind Facebook employee is developing tech for sightless
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) A blind Facebook employee is developing a technology that will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to verbalise the content of an image or video and enable the visually impaired to "see" and determine appropriate content for people and advertisers.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Dacoit caught, maimed by Jharkhand villagers dies
Ranchi, Jan 21 (IANS) Villagers caught a dacoit during a raid by a gang of criminals in Jharkhand's Giridih district, beat him up brutally and chopped off his hand, police said on Sunday. The dacoit died at a hospital on Sunday morning.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahul Gandhi condoles death of factory workers in Delhi fire
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday condoled the death of 17 persons in a major fire that broke out in a plastic factory warehouse on Saturday evening.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CPI-M leader dies, body to be donated to Tripura medical college
Agartala/Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader Khagen Das, convenor of Tripura's ruling Left Front and a former Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha member, died in Kolkata following cardiac arrest on Sunday, party sources said.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
BJP, EC delayed AAP MLAs disqualification to help them: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday accused the BJP and the Election Commission for delaying the disqualification of 20 MLAs of Delhi's ruling AAP in the office of profit case to help the party gets its nominees elected to the Rajya Sabha.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hamburg fires coach Gisdol after losing to last-place team in Bundesliga
Berlin, Jan 21 (IANS) German football club Hamburg on Sunday dismissed its head coach Markus Gisdol and his assistant coaches Frank Frohling and Frank Kaspari, hours after their 2-0 defeat to Koln, the Bundesliga's bottom placed team.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Screening all women for cancer genes may be cost effective
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Screening all women over 30 years age for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations can be cost effective and could also prevent more of these cancers than just screening those at genetic high-risk, suggests a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
India lose to Belgium in final of 4-nation hockey meet
Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 21 (IANS) India lost 1-2 to Belgium in the final of the first leg of the Four Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Blake Park here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Hockey
President approves disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs in Delhi on charges of holding Office of Profit, an official spokesman said on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi fire: Police arrest factory owner, 11 bodies identified
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The bodies of 11 out of 17 persons who died in a major fire on Saturday evening in a factory here have been identified and the establishment's owner arrested, police said on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
There's a positive change in action films: Randeep Hooda
Mumbai, Jan 21 IANS) Actor Randeep Hooda, co-owner of Super Fight League team Haryana Sultans, believes actors are increasingly using mixed martial arts (MMA), thereby making the action genre of films better in the country.
2018-01-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
England win 3rd ODI vs Australia to clinch series
Sydney, Jan 21 (IANS) England defeated Australia by 16 runs to win the third One-Day International (ODI) and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Awards don't mean anything: Mala Sinha
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Mala Sinha, the legendary-in-her-own-right actress who has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement honour at the Filmfare Awards 2018, is not overjoyed at the belated recognition.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
All financing options open for HPCL deal: ONGC (Lead, correcting name in second para)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Oil and gas explorer ONGC on Sunday said that "all options" including internal accruals and short-term borrowing are available to fund its acquisition of HPCL.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ridhima is sweet to work with: Puru (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Puru Chibber, who has worked with Ridhima Pandit in a television commercial, says the actress is sweet to work with.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Superbikers promote 'safe driving' in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Superbike community RPM India spread the message of safe driving here on Sunday along with the Delhi Traffic Police.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ethiopians dominate Mumbai Marathon
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) It was a double triumph for Ethiopian runners as Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena took top honours in the men's and women's categories respectively at the 2018 Mumbai Marathon here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Nimrat Kaur was in awe of father's army uniform
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Nimrat Kaur, whose late father was an army officer, says as a child she was always in awe of the uniform of the armed forces, thinking that it was the most glamorous job.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Less than 10% of Gmail users enable two-factor authentication: Google
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) Despite the growth of sophisticated cyber threats globally, Google has said that less than 10 per cent of active Gmail users have enabled two-factor authentication making the remaining 90 per cent more vulnerable to cyber attacks.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Defence/Security,Technology
I-League: Mohun Bagan stop East Bengal's unbeaten run
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Under-pressure Mohun Bagan defied the odds to stop arch-rivals East Bengal's eight-match unbeaten run and get back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory in a high voltage I-League clash at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Haryana is India's 'rape state', CM's attitude shocking: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Terming Haryana the 'Rape State of India', the Congress on Saturday said that it was shocking that the attitude of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his government was more on shifting blame instead of acting against the culprits.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Golfer Shiv finishes tied 23rd at Singapore Open
Sentosa (Singapore), Jan 21 (IANS) Indian golfer Shiv Kapur finished tied 23rd after a disappointing three-over in the fourth final round, while compatriots Jyoti Randhawa and Gaganjeet Bhullar shared the 27th spot in the $1 million SMBC Singapore Open here on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Golf
Iulia Vantur a wonderful performer: Maniesh Paul
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Maniesh Paul, who has come out with his debut single "Harjai" with Iulia Vantur, says the Romanian TV presenter is a wonderful performer.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
'Daas Dev' about intoxication of power: Sudhir Mishra
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra says his next movie "Daas Dev", like the original "Devdas", is about intoxication -- but of power, not alcohol.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress demands judicial probe into Delhi factory fire
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the Congress on Sunday demanded a judicial probe into the Bawana factory fire that led to the death of at least 17 persons.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa to move SC on speed governors
Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) In a bid to appease Goa's striking tourist taxi drivers, the government will approach the Supreme Court to seek relief regarding fitting of speed governors on their vehicles.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pawan Kalyan to launch 'yatra' in Telangana on Monday
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan, whose Jana Sena plans to contest next year's elections in both the Telugu states, is all set to embark on his first political 'yatra' in Telangana on Monday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Watford coach Marco Silva sacked
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Watford Football Club on Sunday announced they have parted away with their team coach Marco Silva.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Eight students die in Jharkhand accident
Ranchi, Jan 21 (IANS) Eight students were killed when a jeep collided with a truck in heavy fog in Dumka in Jharkhand on Sunday, police said.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huawei most recommended brand in China: Report
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) Riding on the success of its innovativeness and authenticity, Chinese smartphone brand Huawei has been voted as most recommended Chinese mobile phone industry brand in 2018, a report said on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: International, China,Technology,Business/Economy
Nearly 4% of GDP is lost due to malnutrition: Report
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India loses about 4 per cent of GDP (gross domestic product) to malnutrition and the trend can be reversed by focusing "on production diversity as well as food fortification at a macro level", a research paper revealed on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nadal defeats Schwartzman, to face Cilic in Australian Open quarters
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal on Sunday defeated Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-3, clinching a place in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Protests as Vijayan mulls to withdraw action against vandalism
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Protests have got louder after reports emerged on Sunday that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was planning to withdraw cases filed against six legislators for vandalism inside the assembly in 2015.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Thousands form human chain against child marriage, dowry in Bihar
Patna, Jan 21 (IANS) Thousands of people across Bihar formed a human chain on Sunday to protest against the social evils of child marriage and dowry.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Manipur lagging behind other states in development: CM
Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday said the north-eastern hilly state was lagging behind other states in terms of development.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
J&K should become bridge of friendship between India, Pakistan: CM
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said her state should become a bridge of friendship and not a battlefield between India and Pakistan and appealed to the leadership of the two countries to do so.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Ridhima is sweet to work with: Puru (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Puru Chibber, who worked with Ridhima Pandit in "Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant", says the actress is sweet to work with.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
President approves disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs in Delhi on charges of holding Office of Profit, an official spokesman said on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hero Team's Mena named best rookie rider of 2018 Dakar Rally
Cordoba (Argentina), Jan 21 (IANS) Hero MotoSports Team Rally's Oriol Mena finished seventh to claim the 'Best Rookie Rider' title of the Dakar Rally while C.S. Santosh became the first Indian to finish the competition thrice.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Three northeastern states celebrate 46th Foundation Day
Agartala/Imphal/Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) The three northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on Sunday celebrated their 46th Foundation Day with various programmes and events.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Roadside bomb kills 12 in Afghanistan
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 12 civilians were killed after a roadside bomb struck a civilian vehicle in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Sunday, police said.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
No competition with sister Shraddha: Siddhanth
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Siddhanth Kapoor says there is no competition with his sister and actress Shraddha Kapoor and that he is very proud of her.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajasthan asks Karni Sena to jointly move SC
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Sunday said it has invited the Rajput Karni Sena and Rajput associations to be a party in its review petition in the Supreme Court against its order allowing the release of film "Padmaavat".
2018-01-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Villarreal wins, Valencia and Atletico drop points
Madrid, Jan 21 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's title hopes suffered a setback when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Girona in the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium here in the La Liga clash.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Seoul hails IOC on North participation at Winter Olympics
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) South Korea on Sunday hailed the International Olympic Committee's approval of the participation of 22 North Korean athletes in three sports and five disciplines at next month's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
2018-01-21
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
First goal will come naturally: Fred
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 21 (IANS) Former Brazil international striker Fred said he is under no pressure after failing to score in his first two matches for new club Cruzeiro.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Zayn Malik ridiculed for new haircut
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik debuted a new haircut but was ridiculed for it by some Twitter users.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Delhi fire: Factory licence given by AAP government: BJP
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday said a firecracker factory where a major fire broke out on Saturday leaving 17 dead secured a licence from the Delhi government.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suarez beats Anett Kontaveit, in quarters
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro has qualified for the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, this year's first Grand Slam, after beating Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in the round of 16.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Directing a musical a new challenge: Shekhar Kapur
St. Gallen (Switzerland), Jan 21 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, known for movies like "Bandit Queen", "Mr India" and "Masoom", is directing his first directorial and says it is like a new challenge and adventure.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Telangana,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Man City breezes past Newcastle in EPL
Manchester, Jan 21 (IANS) Manchester City bounced back in style after its first loss of the English Premier League (EPL) season, handily defeating Newcastle United 3-1 Saturday thanks to a hat-trick by Sergio "Kun" Agüero.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Former Shanghai Shenhua head coach takes over Bordeaux
Paris, Jan 21 (IANS) Uruguayan Gustavo Poyet, former head coach of Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, was appointed the latest head coach of Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux.
2018-01-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Spain's Carlos Sainz wins second Dakar Rally
Córdoba (Spain), Jan 21 (IANS) Spain's Carlos Sainz finished ninth in Saturday's final stage to secure his second Dakar Rally title in Argentina on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Prosecutors launch probe into iPhone slowdown
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) Prosecutors in South Korea have begun an investigation into suspicions mounting over the slowdown of older iPhone models, for which consumers have blamed Apple so that people buy a new version.
2018-01-21
Category: International, South Korea,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Never knew how to market myself: Manjari
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Manjari Fadnis, who believes she is one of the "best kept secrets of Bollywood", says she does not know how to develop a professional network and that is affecting her career growth in the film industry.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wozniacki reaches Australian Open quarterfinals
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on Sunday thrashed Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Leverkusen crush Hoffenheim 4-1 in German Bundesliga
Berlin, Jan 21 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen moved to the second place after Lucas Alario provided a brace to crush Hoffenheim 4-1 at the 19th round in Bundesliga.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
All financing options open for HPCL deal: ONGC
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Exploration major ONGC on Sunday said that "all options" including internal accrual of resources and short term borrowing were available to fund its acquisition of HPCL.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Australian Open: Cilic earns 100th Grand Slam win
Melbourne, Jan 21 (IANS) Marin Cilic of Croatia on Sunday defeated Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (9-7), advancing to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
When you believe in your work, world believes too: Irrfan
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Acclaimed star Irrfan Khan is ecstatic he was named the Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) for the movie "Hindi Medium" at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards and said that the world believes in the work if the actor believes in it too.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi fire: Police arrest factory owner
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The owner of a plastic factory here where a major fire killed 17 persons has been arrested, police said on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two soldiers injured in Pakistani firing die, death toll is 11
Jammu, Jan 21 (IANS) Two soldiers injured in Pakistani firing and shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir succumbed to their injuries on Sunday, taking the toll of people killed in border clashes in Jammu region to 11.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Hugh Hefner's widow misses him
Sydney, Jan 21 (IANS) Hugh Hefner's widow Crystal Harris still mourns the loss of her Playboy founder husband and says she misses him every day.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Soft connectivity' key to India-ASEAN ties: Thai envoy (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) As New Delhi continues to push for better connectivity with Southeast Asia through the northeast under its Act East Policy, Thailand's Ambassador to India Chutintorn Gongsakdi has said that "soft connectivity" is the key to India-ASEAN ties.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Celebs hail Indian blind cricket team's win
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) India's victory over Pakistan in the final of the 5th ODI Blind Cricket World Cup in Sharjah has filled Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher with immense pride.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Veteran CPI-M leader, ex-MP Khagen Das dead
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader Khagen Das, who was the convenor of Tripura's ruling Left Front and a former Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha member, died here following a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday, party sources said.
2018-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Novel synthetic vaccine against smallpox developed
Toronto, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new synthetic virus that can lead to the development of a more effective vaccine against smallpox in humans.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
18 pro-government militiamen killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) At least 18 pro-government militiamen were killed following a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan's northern province of Balkh, officials said on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Smartphones help researchers decode rare cosmic particles
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS) Smartphone cameras are now helping Russian researchers analyse rare ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECR).
2018-01-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology
I'm biggest fan of my uncle Rajesh Roshan: Hrithik
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says he is the biggest fan of his uncle and music composer Rajesh Roshan.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Double blow for Amarinder as close aides lose jobs (News Analysis)
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) In a matter of just 24 hours, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh suffered a double blow as two of his close aides in the government lost their jobs -- one bowing to the law of the land and the second one being forcibly sacrificed at the political altar.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
10 killed in Kabul luxury hotel attack
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) Terrorists stormed the upscale Intercontinental Hotel here, triggering heavy fighting with security forces that ended on Sunday leaving 10 persons including all four attackers dead, authorities said.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Nicolas Cage supports Time's Up movement
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Nicolas Cage has spoken out in support of the #MeToo movement and said that "talent and creativity needs to be heard and supported and cherished".
2018-01-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
GSAT-11 could be last Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign rocket
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) If things pan out as intended, the 5.7-tonne GSAT-11 will be most probably the last heavy Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign space agency, according to K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2018-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Veteran CPI-M leader Khagen Das dead
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader and former Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha member Khagen Das died of a massive cardiac arrest here on Sunday, party sources said.
2018-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Regulation should be kept at minimum, not stifle industry, says Suresh Prabhu (Special to IANS)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A government cannot run industry and regulation on businesses should be kept to a minimum to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) and spur domestic financing, according to a minister.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
The forgotten Cavalier poet and his tangled love for Lucasta (Column: Bookends)
An intrepid swordsman, inveterate royalist, handsome, and a ladies' man, this 17th-century English nobleman was a Cavalier, with a capital C, in all its colourful, historical meaning, instead of the current usage as an unflattering adjective. He also happened to be a delightful poet, largely forgotten now despite penning one of the most quoted lines of English poetry -- and the finest expositions of human spirit's resilience.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Hyderabad trust shows zakat's potential to bring change through education (IANS Special Series)
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) One of the five pillars of Islam, "zakat" is mandatory charity for every well-to-do Muslim. And Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust (HZCT) has shown how this obligatory form of charity can be channelised to bring change in society through education.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,IANS Special Series,Education,Features
Bawana fire: Police nabbed factory owner
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Delhi Police has arrested the Bawana plastic factory owner following a major fire incident in the unit on Saturday which claimed at least 17 lives, police said on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal hills may get snow, rain this week
Shimla, Jan 21 (IANS) If want to holiday in the hills of Himachal Pradesh amidst snowy landscape, wait for a few days more as the Met Office here on Sunday forecast chances of snowfall in the state after a long gap on January 23.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Temple politics heats up in the land of Lord Krishna
Vrindavan, Jan 21 (IANS) Alarmed by increasing "assaults on the original and natural character" of the Hindu holy town, the "leela-sthal" of Lord Krishna and Radha, temple priests and owners of "Devalayas" here have joined hands to launch a sustained movement against "governmental interference".
2018-01-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Pakistan summons Indian envoy over cross-border firing
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday again summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by India along the Line of Control, which it said had killed two civilians and injured three others.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
I'm fan of male actors too: Diljit Dosanjh
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh, who has never shied away from expressing that he is a fan of reality TV star Kylie Jenner and Hollywood actress Gal Gadot, says he is a fan of male actors too.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bibliophile's paradise in Daryaganj closed for fourth Sunday in a row
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) It was an unprecedented fourth Sunday in a row when Delhi's famous Daryaganj weekly book market was not allowed to function, causing huge losses to booksellers and robbing book lovers and students in Delhi of their low-cost one-stop solution spot.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Ed Sheeran engaged to girlfriend
London, Jan 21 (IANS) British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement with his longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
2 US Army pilots killed in helicopter crash
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Two US Army pilots were killed in a helicopter crash in the California desert during a routine training exercise, the media reported.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Reunion of screen veterans: Rishi, Danny, Prem
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) It's a rare capture, Bollywood veterans like Rishi Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Prem Chopra, Jeetendra, Paintal and Ranjeet got together for a meeting during which they bonded over memories.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Ex-athletes, not politicians, should govern Indian sports'
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Former sportspersons and professionals rather than politicians and bureaucrats should drive Indian sports federations if the country's standards are to improve, says Geoff Schoenberg, a Research Fellow at Australia's Deakin University, whose post-doctoral work is specifically focused on sports governance in India.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Google may sell audiobook on Play Store
San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) In what could be a move to challenge Amazon's domination in the market, Google might soon sell audiobooks on its Play Store, media reported.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Business/Economy,Education
UN sanctions monitoring team due in Islamabad next week
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The United Nations Security Councils sanctions monitoring team will visit Islamabad on a two-day trip starting next Thursday for an assessment of Pakistans compliance with the world bodys sanctions regime.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism,Diplomacy
At LA Women's March, Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson rally crowd
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Celebrities like Viola Davis and Scarlett Johansson rallied thousands of people here to march in protest against President Donald Trump.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
'Transgenders have been marginalised in Kashmir'
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) A recent book looks at the suffering of Kashmir's transgender community by studying the lives of 24 "hijras", with the author contending that very few people are interested in knowing about them, resulting in the sordid conditions in which they live.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
'Phir Bhi Dil...' failure made me stronger: SRK
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, reminiscing the fate of his production "Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani" which released on this date back in 2000, says its failure led him to be stronger.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anurag Kashyap takes dig at smoking warning in 'Darkest Hour'
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has been against the format of showing the "smoking is injurious to health" disclaimers during a movie, on Sunday took a dig at it by saying it was "fun" to watch it during "Darkest Hour".
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
At LA Women's March, Viola Davis, Scalett Johansson rally crowd
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Celebrities like Viola Davis and Scarlett Johansson rallied thousands of people here to march in protest against President Donald Trump.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
Five killed after gunmen storm luxury hotel in Kabul
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) At least five people have been killed and six others injured in an attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul after it was stormed by militants, officials said on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Modi greets north-easterns on statehood day
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the people of the Northeastern states of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their statehood day and hoped they continue to achieve heights in all-round development.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
This electronic 'skin' can let you control appliances from distance
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A team of physicists has developed a sensor-driven electronic "skin" that can enable people to manipulate everyday objects or control appliances both in the physical world and in Augmented or Virtual Reality with mere gestures.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Every band craves to play in northeast India: Raghu Dixit
Guwahati, Jan 21 (IANS) Raghu Dixit, who is the frontman of the multilingual contemporary Indian folk group -- The Raghu Dixit Project -- says every band has a strong desire to play in northeast India because of the "amazing love" they get from the region.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Assam,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
President condoles deaths in Delhi factory fire
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday expressed grief over the death of 17 people in a huge fire at a plastic warehouse in west Delhi's Bawana area.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Foggy, cold Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) It was a foggy and cold Sunday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 5 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the Met Office said.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Relative calm on J&K borders after two days of firing
Jammu, Jan 21 (IANS) After two days of heavy firing across the border with Pakistan, it was a comparatively calmer night for thousands of border residents in the Jammu region on Sunday.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Women's March in US on first anniversary of Trump administration
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) A year after millions of people turned out for the Women's March and took to the streets en masse to protest President Trump's inauguration, demonstrators gathered in cities across the US, galvanised by their disdain for Trump and his administration's policies.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Restrictions in Srinagar ahead of separatist protest march
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday imposed restrictions in parts of the Srinagar city to prevent protests against the killings of 55 people on January 21 in 1990.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Jamie Dornan glued wig hair to private parts to impress girls
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Jamie Dornan says that when he was 15, he once glued wig hair to his crotch area to impress girls.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Russian, US discuss Syria after Turkish offensive
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed ensuring stability in northern Syria by phone Saturday, after Turkey started bombing Kurdish forces in Afrin in northern Syria.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Diplomacy
UN chief warns against hatred on commemorating day of Holocaust victims
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned against all forms of hate at a ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rachel Weisz wants superhero role
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Rachel Weisz wants to star in a movie like "Wonder Woman" and says the superhero film was her favourite film of 2017.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
Russia withdraws troops from Syria's Afrin
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS) The Russian Defence Ministry said it had pulled its servicemen out of Syria's Afrin city, where Turkey was waging an offensive against Kurdish forces.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Chris Hemsworth, Matt Damon's wives get matching tattoos
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Actors Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon's wives got matching tattoos after the families spent Christmas together.
2018-01-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Turkey begins military operation in Syria
Ankara, Jan 21 (IANS) Turkish Foreign Ministry has informed the ambassadors of Iran, Russia and the US in Ankara about a military operation launched by Turkey's army in Afrin in Syria, a ministry official said.
2018-01-21
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Irrfan Khan, Vidya Balan win best actors' award at 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan won the Filmfare Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) award for "Hindi Medium" while Vidya Balan bagged the Filmfare Best Actor in Leading Role (Female) Award for "Tumhari Sulu" at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards here.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Reasons to use vegan, cruelty free products
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Made from natural components, vegan products have minimal effects on your skin. Invest in cruelty free products as they are not tested on animals and are safe from harmful chemicals, say experts.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi government orders probe into Bawana warehouse fire, announces ex-gratia
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday ordered a thorough probe into the Bawana plastic factory fire incident that claimed at least 17 lives and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi condoles deaths in Delhi warehouse fire
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the death of 17 people in a huge fire at a plastic warehouse in west Delhi's Bawana area.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi government orders probe into Bawana warehouse fire
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has ordered a probe into the fire incident in a plastic warehouse in west Delhi's Bawana area in which as many as 17 persons were burnt alive or asphyxiated and 30 others injured.
2018-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 30 teachers resign to avoid prosecution in Manipur
Imphal Jan 20 (IANS) Following action against some primary schoolteachers, who were themselves enrolled as students in various medical and agriculture colleges and attending classes there, 30 such teachers have resigned in Manipur over the last few weeks.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Nagaland ex-CM quits as Congress member
Kohima, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Nagaland Chief Minister Keyezhe L. Chishi on Saturday resigned from Congress primary membership ahead of the February 27 assembly elections.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
AAP MLAs' disqualification: EC acting as BJP's agent, says Sanjay Singh
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of trying to "murder democracy" and alleged that the Election Commission (ECI) had taken a unilateral and biased decision to recommend disqualification 20 AAP legislators.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Iranian man held for sexually harassing fellow JNU student
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) An Iranian man studying in Jawaharlal Nehru University here has been arrested on charges of beating and sexually harassing a fellow woman student from his native country, police said on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Two arrested for murderous attack on senior journalist in Lucknow
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) Two persons, including a manager of a private telecom major, were arrested on Saturday for alleged involvement in a murderous attack on a senior journalist in the state capital, police said.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Media,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa Police shows errant car driver who is 'boss'
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) An owner of a car registered in neighbouring Karnataka learnt that not he but the Goa Police was the 'boss' in the coastal state when he was challaned for sporting the word 'BOSS' on the registration number plate of the vehicle.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
ISL: Pune secure second victory over ATK
Pune, Jan 20 (IANS) FC Pune City continued their march towards securing a place in the Indian Super League (ISL) play-offs with a "double" over ATK as they scripted a comfortable 3-0 victory at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football,ISL
Modi congratulates blind cricket team on World Cup win
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Soon after India lifted the Blind Cricket World Cup title on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the team and said it was an inspiration for the entire country.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
BJP, Cong win nine seats each in MP urban body elections
Bhopal, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won nine seats each, while one was bagged by an Independent candidate in the elections to 19 urban body seats in Madhya Pradesh held on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
17 killed, 30 injured in massive fire in Delhi warehouse: Official
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) As many as 17 persons were burnt alive or asphyxiated and 30 others injured on Saturday in a massive fire in a plastic warehouse in west Delhi's Bawana area, a Delhi Fire Services officer said.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP to top developmental index by 2022: BJP chief
Varanasi, Jan 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Saturday said Uttar Pradesh will top developmental charts by 2022 when the state elects the next assembly.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Karnataka pushes millets as smart food at trade fair
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Thousands of people, including women and children, flocked to the International Trade Fair on Organics and Millets, wherein Karnataka is promoting the grain as a "smart food" for health and to help farmers reap monetary benefits.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Pradhan takes dig at Odisha CM, says CMO not personal property
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday lashed out at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, saying that the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) is not the "jagir" (personal property) of anyone.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Pratul, Malvika, Meghana, Dhruv win titles at badminton meet
Bareily, Jan 20 (IANS) Nagpur teenager Malvika Bansod and the seasoned Pratul Joshi claimed the women's singles and men's singles titles, respectively, at the Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta Memorial All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament here on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Telangana,Sports,Badminton
Raja accuses Vinod Rai of his 'political murder', wants him prosecuted
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Calling former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Vinod Rai a "murderer", former Union Telecom Minister A. Raja on Saturday said Rai should be prosecuted for "cheating".
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,Human Interest/Society
EPL: Hazard, Willian lead Chelsea to first win in 2018
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Defending champions Chelsea on Saturday defeated hosts Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 in the 24th round of English Premier League, earning their first win in 2018.
2018-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Austalian Open: Sharapova, Zverev, Del Potro exit; Federer, Djokovic advance (Roundup)
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) The record crowd of over 87,000 people that packed into Melbourne Park on Saturday to see Day six of the Australian Open were not disappointed. There were a number of high profile exits -- of Maria Sharapova, Alexander Zverev and Juan Martin Del Potro, some come-from-behind victories and an epic three-setter that equalled the tournament's all-time record for the most games played in a women's match.
2018-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
'Padmaavat' screening: Gujarat multiplex owners to take call on Monday
Gandhinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Even after the Supreme Court cleared the way for the states to screen Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat', multiplex owners in Gujarat will meet on Monday to take a final call on screening the movie in the state.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Decoded: How Zika virus impairs foetal development
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) The Zika virus disrupts oxygen supply to a pregnant woman's placenta, leading to impairment in foetal development and also increases the newborns susceptibility to additional infections, scientists have found. A Zika virus outbreak in Brazil in 2015 had led to widespread concern after rising incidents of microcephaly were noticed in children born to mothers infected with the virus.
2018-01-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Sanitation more important than political freedom: MoS Urban Affairs
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Underlining the importance of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday, quoting Mahatma Gandhi, said that public sanitation is more important that political freedom.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Bhagwat to address 'biggest-ever' RSS rally in Assam on Sunday
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is slated to address a rally of around 50,000 swayamsevaks in the Assam capital on Sunday, that is being touted as the biggest conclave of the Hindutva group in the Northeast.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
40 bureaucrats, Delhi Metro official honoured with Kalam award
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Forty Bureaucrats across India, along with some other professionals, were on Saturday honoured with the Kalam Innovations in Governance Awards (KIGA) for their contribution in the fields of Public Service Delivery, Environment, Technology and Human Rights.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
CAB congratulates Indian blind cricket team for winning World Cup
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Saturday congratulated the Indian Blind team for successfully defending the Cricket World Cup for Blind title beating Pakistan by two wickets in Sharjah.
2018-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Haryana Hammers reach PWL semis
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Asian championship silver medallist Sumit Malik overcame Satender Malik to guide Haryana Hammers to a tense 4-3 win over Mumbai Maharathi in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
I-League: Gokulam Kerala defeat Chennai by slender margin
Coimbatore, Jan 20 (IANS) A Santu Singh free-kick handed Gokulam Kerala their second win of their first ever Hero I-League season against Chennai City at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Sevilla breaks 5-game winless streak at Espanyol's expense in La Liga
Barcelona, Jan 20 (IANS) Sevilla defeated hosts Espanyol 3-0 in the 20th round of La Liga action on Saturday, earning their first win in six matches.
2018-01-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
There is a 'pattern' in allocation of cases in SC, says Dushyant Dave
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) There is a "pattern" in the allocation of cases in the Supreme Court, senior counsel Dushyant Dave has said, terming it as "very unfortunate", where despite computerisation successive Chief Justices were "still able to allocate matters selectively".
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India beat Pakistan in Blind Cricket World Cup final
Sharjah (UAE), Jan 20 (IANS) Defending champions India beat Pakistan by two wickets in the final of the 5th ODI Blind Cricket World Cup at the Sharjah Stadium here on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Leopard captured from house in Karnataka town
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) A young leopard was captured on Saturday amid high drama after it remained trapped for hours in a house in Karnataka's Tumakuru town, police said.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
AAP to approach President over disqualification of MLAs
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Saturday said the party will meet President Ram Nath Kovind against a recommendation of the Election Commission (EC) to disqualify 20 party MLAs for holding office of profit.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gaurav Gill of Team Mahindra Adventure poised for 5th INRC title
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) The sixth and final round of the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship 2017, the MRF 43rd K-1000 Rally, is poised for a thrilling finish here on Sunday, with favourite and current points leader Gaurav Gill looking to claim his fifth championship title.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Motorsports
Senior journalist Anindya Sengupta dead
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Senior journalist and Indian Journalists Association Secretary Anindya Sengupta, noted for sharp political and economic reporting, died at a city private hospital on Saturday after a month-long battle with lung cancer, family and media sources said.
2018-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Media,Politics
Nine killed in massive fire in Delhi warehouse: Official
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A massive fire in a plastic warehouse in west Delhi's Bawana area on Saturday reportedly killed nine persons, of which bodies of four have been pulled out, a Delhi Fire Services officer said.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Santosh Trophy: Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu clinch wins
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Tamil Nadu football teams clinched victory against their respective opponents in the Santosh Trophy qualifiers contest on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Hsieh Su-wei upsets Radwanska to reach Australian Open final-16
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan on Saturday eliminated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-2, 7-5 in an upset victory in the third round of the Australian Open.
2018-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Odisha's export turnover may touch Rs 1 lakh cr by 2025: Minister
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday said the export turnover of Odisha may touch Rs one lakh crore before 2025.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Marin bows out to World No.1 Tai in Malaysia Masters semis
Sibu (Malaysia), Jan 20 (IANS) Spain's Carolina Marin had victory in her grasp but let a late lead slip away in a 12-21, 21-15, 23-21 loss here on Saturday to Taiwanese World No.1 Tai Tzu-ying in the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters.
2018-01-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Goa tourist taxi strike to continue on Sunday
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Goa's tourist taxi drivers on Saturday decided to extend their strike to the third day on Sunday, as Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar declined to consider their demand to not make mandatory installation of speed governors in their vehicles.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Stokes, Ashwin, Root among marquee names for IPL auction
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Controversial English all-rounder Ben Stokes along with his Test skipper Joe Root and India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin are among the 16 marquee players for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) Players' Auction in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,IPL
Pakistan closes US-funded Radio Mashaal
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) The Pashto-language station of the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been closed by the Pakistani government, officials said on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Sanjay Leela Bhansali invites Karni Sena to watch 'Padmaavat'
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has sent an invitation to Shri Rajput Karni Sena and other Rajput associations to watch "Padmaavat", its patron and founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi said. He also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban the film.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2016's Million-dollar-buy Negi drops price ahead of IPL 2018 auction
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A couple of years back all-rounder Pawan Negi turned into an overnight sensation when he fetched a mind-boggling deal of Rs 8.5 crore, making him the most expensive uncapped buy in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan doctor sounds warning on air pollution in state
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Rajasthan suffers the most in the matter of indoor and outdoor air pollution and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases) due to such pollution account for most deaths in the state, former SMS Medical College Principal Dr Virendra Singh said on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
112 'First Ladies' who dared to dream and break the glass ceiling
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) 'First Ladies' from across 112 different fields and professions, including several unsung heroines -- from the first woman porter to the first female auto-rickshaw driver, the first female train and bus driver, and even the first bartender and the first women in the army and navy, who broke the glass ceiling in their respective fields were felicitated on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Human Interest/Society
Iraqi PM meets Kurdish regional PM
Baghdad, Jan 20 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday met the Kurdistan regional government's Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani for the first time since the controversial independence referendum last year.
2018-01-20
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Diplomacy
Wasim tops PGTI Final Qualifying Stage
Ahmedabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhis Wasim Khan (74-71-71-73) won the Professional Golf Tour of India's (PGTI) Final Qualifying Stage at the Kensville Golf & Country Club here on Saturday.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
US government shuts down after spending bill collapses in Senate (Roundup)
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) The US government began shutting down on Saturday for the first time in more than four years after Senate Democrats blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating, marking a chaotic end to Donald Trump's first year as President.
2018-01-20
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Vijay Deverakonda back to complete 'Taxiwala'
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) After a New Year break that took him all over Belgium, actor Vijay Deverakonda is back in the studios to shoot "Taxiwala"
2018-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Working with Prabhas in 'Saaho' is great opportunity: Shraddha Kapoor
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was present at the inauguration of "The Wedding Junction Show" here on Saturday, said working with actor Prabhas in "Saaho" has been a great opportunity for her.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sewage treatment plant inaugurated in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, Jan 20 (IANS) A sewage treatment plant costing Rs 78 crore was inaugurated at Ghaziabad's newly developed township Raj Nagar Extension on Saturday by District Magistrate Ritu Maheswari.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Italian delegation shows investment interest in Odisha Aluminium Park
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) A high-level delegation from Italy on Saturday showed interest in investing in the upcoming Aluminium Park at Angul in Odisha.
2018-01-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy